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Jul
16
comment Why does mdworker segfault when scanning files owned by root?
Assuming you have some third party apps installed, here's one idea. Try "split half" on /Applications – ie move half the apps elsewhere temporarily, rebuild the index and see if it fails... if it fails, the issue is in those apps that remain: repeat the process until you've narrowed it down (hopefully) one specific app. (Writing in a rush: sorry if this is unclear...)
Jul
10
comment How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)
Thanks @mjturner - good point! I've just rebooted and retested. The changes have persisted, but sadly ctrl-alt-6 still does nothing.
Jul
10
comment Mail keeps crashing when clicking on gmail mailbox
@NilsHaldenwang The reports should be visible in /Applications/Utilities/Console.app, I think under User Diagnostic Reports or System Diagnostic Reports.
Jul
9
comment Mail keeps crashing when clicking on gmail mailbox
It might be helpful to see the rest of the crash report (it contains some details of what the various threads in the app were doing when you force quit it).
Jul
6
comment Print Diff of two text files
kaleidoscopeapp.com perhaps worth a look (sorry, I don't have time to check if it includes printing, but it has many other features...)
Jun
14
comment NetInstall - nothing happens after a flashing globe and the system boots locally
Sorry, I don't know.
Jun
13
comment NetInstall - nothing happens after a flashing globe and the system boots locally
Worth trying verbose mode on the client perhaps?
Jun
4
comment What is the 'microcontroler' setting under 'networks?
Sorry, I don't know for sure, but that sounds plausible.
Jun
4
comment Script to change Computername/hostname causing bizarre Terminal behavior
Great! Very pleased to be able to help. I've written an answer. BTW, I feel that @MorganR deserves some credit here too, but sadly I don't see a way to do that in the bounty system...
Jun
3
comment What is the 'microcontroler' setting under 'networks?
Do you use a Raspberry Pi, Arduino or similar?
Jun
3
comment Script to change Computername/hostname causing bizarre Terminal behavior
@smoooosher @MorganR One idea to check if a strange character is getting embedded into the variable value: try adding the line echo $compName | od -c to the script after the "loop through the CSV" section. (To experiment with what od does, try eg echo foo | od -c in Terminal...)
May
30
comment Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk
@bmike Thanks for the encouragement :) I think it's do-able, but I haven't got a round tuit yet.
May
29
comment Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk
@bmike Afraid not! I've considered the following, but not implemented any of it yet: set up a proxy server (eg TinyProxy) somewhere on the local network, configure it with a white list, point my son's account to it via the proxy settings in System Preferences > Network...
May
28
comment Macbook Pro Sound doesn't work after Yosemite update
Your second screenshot says "Digital Out". Is there a light shining inside your headphone port? In which case, the port is stuck in digital out mode (which I believe has no volume control).
May
26
comment Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite
Does verbose mode give any clues?
Mar
4
comment External Apple USB keyboard, Shift+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab doesn't work
If you look at what keys the Mac "thinks" are pressed using the Keyboard Viewer, what do you see? (In System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard, turn on "Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar", then at the top of the screen, choose "Show Keyboard Viewer" from the menu item that has just appeared.)
Feb
13
comment How to export all emails from a mailbox in Apple Mail
As far as I remember, the each separate message starts the same way, perhaps with a line starting with "From ", or ">From "? TextEdit.app shows a count of the number of matches at the right of the search box when you use the Find feature. It's a little more tricky to get it to match "[start of line]From", but I think you can do this using the "Insert Pattern" menu option (click the magnifying glass at the left of the search box).
Feb
10
comment Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start
If you set up another user account (for testing), does the Dock function OK there?
Feb
9
comment How to export all emails from a mailbox in Apple Mail
1) I think the Archive folder that @Buscar웃 is referring to is a Gmail feature, but perhaps you aren't using Gmail? 2) You may be able to open the .mbox file in a text editor and see how many emails it actually contains: that way you can tell if the problem is Mail.app's export, or Thunderbird's import.
Feb
9
comment Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start
Remove preference files related to the Dock?