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Jun
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comment Sent items listed by sender's name (my name!) not recipient in Outlook for Mac 2011
That's Windows, this is about the Mac version of Outlook
Jun
27
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Jun
12
comment Photoshop on mac “could not save [file] because write access was not granted”
Are you sure you posted this in the right place? I don't quite see how it relates to the question.
May
27
revised Photoshop on mac “could not save [file] because write access was not granted”
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May
27
comment Photoshop on mac “could not save [file] because write access was not granted”
To a hideously ridiculous and nonsensical problem! :-)
May
1
comment How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly
Thanks! Wow, five pages of people having the exact same problem... there's one nice workaround there I might try ("...create an alias. After you create the alias drag it to your sidebar. They seem to stay in place from what I've found. You can delete the alias from the server once you move it to the sidebar") but as you say, no clear fix
Apr
28
revised How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly
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Apr
25
comment How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly
I've seen the problem on Mavericks and Mountain Lion. I expect it's related to it not being a Mac-to-Mac network connection, I imagine there's some Mac-specific "Connecting..." message when it's Mac-to-Mac. Whatever the cause, I'd like to turn the auto-delete off.
Apr
23
revised How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly
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Apr
23
asked How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly
Apr
14
accepted What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Apr
14
comment How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
I don't know, if I knew how to do it, I wouldn't need to ask! But I was hoping for something more like, an option in system preferences for disabling syncing, which an expert here would know is linked to Ubiquity under the hood. I'd like to avoid anything hacky like deleting system files if at all possible, for the reasons you describe!
Apr
14
comment How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
As for the switch off - that's just incidental background to this question, I don't yet have enough info to ask a good question about it. No log files show it. The only log files with modified times close to when it occurred last are the ones mentioned: Ubiquity, with some innocent-looking but unexplained stuff about mmcs_engine_create, and TALagent (if you're curious about that one, the log is here, but it also seems to be perfectly innocent). It happens between one and six times a month, no obvious pattern, can't yet replicate it.
Apr
14
comment How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
My intended answer would be something that completely disables Ubiquity. The user can't sign out because they're not signed in, yet the process is still running, so being signed out of iCloud clearly doesn't disable Ubiquity.
Apr
14
revised How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
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Apr
14
comment What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Browsing this thread which has an example of a TALagent log, it looks like my log is simply reporting on itself (hence no bundle ID, which normally look like com.apple.Safari). I think the above means it booted up (for reasons unknown), routinely checked the encryption key, did nothing for 15 units of time (seconds? minutes?), then shut itself down routinely. I think...
Apr
14
asked How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
Apr
14
comment What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Thanks, but I'm still having trouble understanding the message. It looks like something that monitors "the progress of an app from its launch through its termination" booted up, observed something running as server, then observed something changing from 1 to 0 (shutting down?), then closed. Any idea how I could go about finding out what app was having its life cycle monitored? I'm struggling to find any clear docs on TALagent
Apr
14
asked What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Apr
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