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Dec
23
comment How can I get the iPhone to “forget” certain words?
Without supporting documentation or access to the code, no. But it may be provable empirically - try it out.
Sep
30
comment bash-command not found; for every command == fear i could screwed up the path
Drive-by downvoter: Would you care to explain why?
Sep
27
comment Dictionaries on iOS 8 not working
Don't forget to accept your answer (so your question comes off the unanswered list).
May
23
comment What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?
Weird!! I relaunched plain Finder and the sidebar item was gone. I launched TotalFinder again, and it remains gone!
May
23
comment What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?
Indeed - it's TotalFinder running over Finder.
May
24
comment iMac extremely slow suddenly
Not if the heat issue was due to a dead or obstructed fan.
May
24
comment Siri says “speak you like to”; is there something messed up with my phone?
.. and an audio file?
Apr
10
comment Is it possible to store “on my mac” local folders on a network device?
+1 - I moved my mail store to a TrueCrypt volume, and subsequently, to an encrypted .DMG, doing exactly as you described. My recollection is that if the TC volume wasn't available, mail behaved rationally, issuing an appropriate complaint. With the .DMG store (tested just now), the OS pops a password dialog for the volume. I canceled the dialog and Mail said Mail can't continue because the folder where it store information is unavailable. I've never seen it corrupt my mail store (it can't; the store is locked) or lose its mind and wander off into the weeds.
Mar
11
comment No entry sign on MacBook pro when installing snow leopard from 'new' disc onto new HD
What they told me was that the hardware would have been modified on a L or ML machine and not to expect it to accept SL anymore. Always worth testing on a machine in hand, but I probably wouldn't buy and count on it. Thanks.
Mar
11
comment No entry sign on MacBook pro when installing snow leopard from 'new' disc onto new HD
Good to know - I needed a SL-capable machine (Apple refurb) and watched the refurb store for the occasional ones that would be delivered w/SL. Are they downgradeable simply by installing SL or do they need something else to enable it?
Mar
9
comment No entry sign on MacBook pro when installing snow leopard from 'new' disc onto new HD
Reconsidering my previous comment: I recall inquiring about refurbed iMacs offered with 10.7+ that would, in their day, have been 10.6 capable, but which Apple Tech Support confirmed to me on the phone could no longer be downgraded. Their specific advice was, "If it is delivered with Lion/Mountain Lion, it would no longer be compatible with Snow Leopard."
Mar
6
comment How can I remap the right mouse button to the left mouse button?
Glad to help. Now I'm curious - which one solved it?
Mar
6
comment No entry sign on MacBook pro when installing snow leopard from 'new' disc onto new HD
Correct but it is a possibility worth considering.
Feb
25
comment Applescript to compare two lists of domains and eliminate duplicates
Yes, open a Terminal and go to the folder where the files are located (with cd foldername (assumes the folder is in your home directory). Then copy and paste Lauri's command into the terminal and press Enter. If you were going do to this often, you'd write a shell-script file with that command (the details of doing that are a bit beyond a comment in this thread).
Feb
5
comment Will it work well to use a .dmg as an encrypted folder?
BTW, this works with any other volume; putting a .metadata_never_index file in the root of e.g., an external HDD or flash drive, works to prevent it being indexed as well.
Feb
5
comment Will it work well to use a .dmg as an encrypted folder?
A quick way to do that is to run this terminal command while your disk is mounted: touch /Volumes/NameOfYourDMGVolume/.metadata_never_index. That will create an empty file that Spotlight will see and know not to index the volume.
Nov
18
comment Why Mac OS X requires any amount of free disk space?
Interesting solution. But we could only propose pros and cons; only Apple could tell you their reasons (and they aren't likely to).
Sep
6
comment How can I diagnose really poor performance of my 13" MBP 2011 on 10.6?
+1 for details of diagnosis and solution.
Sep
6
comment Move Large, Frequent files closer to center of HDD
... The other variable is the rotational latency but this is almost always random, i.e, unpredictable. (Historical trivia: On some of the (now ancient) old drum-memory computers, some programs were carefully optimized to place instructions on the drum where the heads were predicted to be when the previous instruction finished.)
Sep
6
comment Move Large, Frequent files closer to center of HDD
Time to traverse a block is a function of the CentralAngle, not of arc length. Or put another way, the surface speed and arc length both increase proportionally to radial location of the track; their ratio stays constant. Where there can be an improvement in speed due to file position is from the heads having to move less distance radially to reach the desired track, but this is only realizable if you know where the heads tend to "hang out" and you can position the files in question nearby. ...