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Dec
21
comment SecurityAgent causing a freeze
The problem has (returned|continued) so I am un-answering this question in the hopes that someone else can help me solve this!
Sep
21
comment equivalent of windows+L in osx snow leopard
This question has been answered over at Superuser SE. Fast User Switching/Apple Menu
Mar
28
comment Can Steam games be available to the Guest account?
@Thomas L Holaday The main issue is that Steam stores the games in that same location, so it will get deleted and then the next time a Guest wants to login, you'd have to re-login with your Steam info for them and then begin the download(s) of the game(s) again. Perhaps the Steam forums have information on how you can move the game location so it's not stored in the user's home directory.
Mar
11
comment iWork '09 Keeps asking to be Registered
perhaps try defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork09 RegistrationHasBeenSent true (e.g. in your user directory instead).
Mar
9
comment Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook
update: I just noticed that the padding around the earphones has started wear and degrade. This hasn't impacted me yet. My set is a few years old at this point, but it still seems that the material is degrading faster than I would like.
Mar
8
comment How practical is an iPad for “reading” programming books?
I tried this out last night using my wife's iPad. It worked great, right up to the point where I fell asleep. iPad + developer documentation + bed = sleep FYI. If you are using an iPad to read while horizontal, definitely turn on the screen lock. Double-click the home button and then swipe from left to right on the bottom bar that slides up.
Mar
8
comment Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?
you are right, you can leave the OS to handle it. In my case, when I would play WoW in max res with all settings turned up and in full-screen, the OS would let the graphics card get hot enough that the game would crash. If I turned up the fan a little bit before I started playing, I never had an issue with the game freezing due to the graphics card being too hot. YMMV obviously. If you notice freezes and the temp on your GC is high, then it might be time to seek out this util. Otherwise, you are probably fine.
Mar
8
comment Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?
If you want to increase your fan speed while you are playing games, you can use smcFanControl. I used this while playing WoW in full-screen mode to increase the fan speed and then set it back to default when I was done.
Mar
7
comment Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook
@Jason Sundram I've broken a set. It was after several years of use and obviously after the warranty was up. It was my fault. I had the head phones buried in a backpack and I yanked them up by one ear and of course the other ear caught on something and I snapped it right off at the swivel hinge. I contacted Bose and I was able to replace them at a slight discount by shipping them my broken ones. So I am on pair number 2 in about 6 years. I am more careful when I travel with them now. I think they are relatively sturdy so long as you don't abuse them and you use the included case if you travel.
Mar
7
comment Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?
@Nathan G., I will grant you the broken speaker condition. However with Macs that have a working internal speaker, muted volume does not abate the boot chime noise, nor does plugging in head phones. Perhaps this is not true of all Macs. I can only speak from experience with Macbooks, Macbook Pros, Mac Minis and Mac Desktops. Speaking from experience -- I have accidentally woken up children in adjoining runs when I tried to quietly reboot a mac in the middle of the night.
Mar
6
comment Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?
Do you hear a boot chime? Even with nothing connected, except the power cable, if you push the Power button in the back you should hear the Macintosh boot chime. If you hear the boot chime, then try a different monitor if you have one. If you don't hear a boot chime, then the mac is having trouble.
Mar
6
comment Clear thumbnails for renamed files
What application are you using to view the resource fork?
Mar
6
comment Media player that plays .m4v files?
yeah, I was being stupid. This answer doesn't answer his question.
Mar
6
comment Clear thumbnails for renamed files
Did you convert them to some other image format using an image program or did you just change the extension? Changing the extension won't turn a JPEG into a PNG. You need an image program to convert it and then you can change the extension. I am not sure about your thumbnail issue, but I wanted to clarify at least that.
Mar
5
comment Create random playlist of albums not recently played?
When you typed Album my mind thought Song, sorry. I haven't purchased an Album in a long time. So this might not work for you. You could try changing "by random" to "by album" and see what that does. I don't have a way to test that since I don't any albums. I post example values (0 days, 25 items). You should play with those values to achieve your desired affect.
Mar
5
comment Problems changing drive icon
Ha! I was just about to ask that. I updated all my icons with new ones but I was unable to update the Time Machine drive icon because of a lack of permissions. Glad you figured it out.
Mar
5
comment Clearing contents of my ipad
If you have been regularly syncing your iPad to your Mac/Windows computer via iTunes, then you should have recent backups from which you can restore when you purchase a new iPad. So, you should be good to go to buy that new iPad. Good luck!
Mar
4
comment Why are my browsers only downloading some files but not others?
Oh, and one other item to try is to clear the cache files on those browsers. Most browsers have a way of clearing out their cached data from within their application (menu item or preferences).
Mar
4
comment Any way to get more powerful rules for Mail.app?
It does allow you to combine rules, which is what I thought might help but in retrospect, I think you are right and the fact that it requires a keystroke is probably a deal breaker.
Mar
4
comment How to sync usernames/passwords between Mac Firefox & iPad Safari?
A great suggestion. 1Password can utilize DropBox if you have it installed to keep a 2nd or 3rd or nth Macintosh update with your passwords and secure information. AND, if you have an iPhone/iPad, there are iPhone/iPad clients which also sync over DropBox so you can really have 1 secure place for passwords/information which is accessed via all of your devices (supports Windows and Linux too, but no here would care about those platforms :)