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Mar
15
comment How can I run Windows Software .exe on a PowerBook G4?
@awesomebing1: thanks, but I do not really understand yet, could you explain what you mean with "wrapper"?
Mar
15
comment How can I run Windows Software .exe on a PowerBook G4?
see my edit: if I understand correctly, WINE can not work on PPC without a CPU emulation. Is a CPU emulation different from a virtual machine, or is it the same?
Mar
1
comment Why is cp command 4 times slower than copying in Finder in OS X 10.6?
thanks for trying it out! Indeed it seemed to be a cache issue (see my edit).
Mar
1
comment Why is cp command 4 times slower than copying in Finder in OS X 10.6?
@patrix: thanks for your comment - this seems to be a cache issue. I tried with another file in Finder first and then in Terminal and as expected the second one was faster.
Jan
24
comment Difference between MacBook Pro 13“ Early 2011 MC700LL/A and current model 13” / 13" retina?
thanks for your help! With "MacBook Pro hasn't changed much" I meant the non-retina model which indeed has only some improved specs. But sure (I noticed that) the Retina model has some major changes like no built-in optical drive and on-board RAM (no slots for upgrading)
Dec
29
comment Can I create symbolic links in OS X which also work in Windows/Linux and vice versa?
what about MS WIndows? and can I "convert" aliases into symlinks?
Dec
29
comment Can I create symbolic links in OS X which also work in Windows/Linux and vice versa?
does BitTorrent Sync also sync symbolic links, so that they are usable on the different operating systems (in Finder/Windows Explorer)? That is my real question, I'm currently using Unison File Synchronizer for sync'ing
Dec
13
comment MacBook 13" white (mid 2007) - how to treat a new battery for optimal battery life?
thanks for your answer! Discharging the battery completely once per month like you describe sound quite difficult to me if I have to leave it for 5 hours. That would mean I would (a) have to waste energy by letting a process run over night which drains out the battery or (b) adapt my working time to the battery life by stopping working exactly the moment when the battery is empty. Or could I take the empty battery out of the Macbook for 5 hours and continue working with the MacBook on mains (without battery inside or with my old defective battery as a "dummy")?
Nov
16
comment Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app
p.s. is there a way to find out, if that key-binding (e. g. ^m is already used/defined in other applications?
Nov
16
comment Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app
Hi Rob! Thanks a lot! AppleScripts are relatively slow from my experience, so I'd prefer the key-binding solution. Thanks a lot for the very useful hint on "proper Cocoa apps"!! Question: how can I find out, if an application is "proper Cocoa"?
Nov
14
comment Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app
Thanks! Well, I'd like to avoid paying 42$ just for changing a few keybindings, which (I'd assume) should also be possible with some "hacking", shouldn't it? Anyway, are you sure Keyboard Maestro would be able to create such a shortkey which has the same effect like RETURN in Safari?
Mar
28
comment Safari is using too much RAM. How can I reduce its memory footprint?
@glenstorey: I agree with Josh, as I've made the same experience: at least as soon as my available physical RAM goes down to <100 MB (of 3 GB in total) with OS 10.6.8, this has a massive impact on my computing experience: spinning beach ball for a long time, etc. ... And Safari seems to be THE application that really needs lots of RAM, especially for flash
Mar
25
comment Safari makes my MacBook incredibly slow - what to do?
in fact, after uninstalling the old ClickToPlugin 2.5.4, I did not have any extreme uses of RAM by Safari any more... I had installed the current ClickToPlugin 2.9.2, but have not activated it at the moment.
Mar
23
comment How to find out which Safari tab is using massive memory?
I'm using OS 10.6.8 - are you sure that I can list the memory consumption of single safari tabs there also?
Mar
23
comment Safari makes my MacBook incredibly slow - what to do?
thanks, that looks interesting - however I can not find those settings in Safari 5.1.10. However I'm already using the ClickToPlugin 2.5.4 which should do something similar...
Mar
23
comment How can I figure out which tab in Safari is using CPU?
did you find a solution for yourself in the meantime? I'm having the same problem, but mainly for excessive use of RAM which seems to be triggered by some few tabs: apple.stackexchange.com/q/125290/5887
Mar
23
comment Safari makes my MacBook incredibly slow - what to do?
more memory seems technically impossible - is there another way to make the old system faster (e. g. a fast SSD drive for speeding up virtual memory?) Is there any hope that OS 10.7 could have better overall system performance with the given hardware?
Oct
19
comment HTTPS Not working on Macbook Pro
did you find a solution? I have the same prolem (on OS 10.6)
Apr
17
comment How do you get system diagnostic files from OS X?
is the sysdiagnose command also available in OS 10.6? I don't find a man page and which sysdiagnose returns nothing in OS 10.6.8, or do I have to install it explicitely?
Apr
17
comment How do you get system diagnostic files from OS X?
excellent answer, thank you very much!!