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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!!
Feb
12
comment What to do with equipment for old PowerBook 5300c and other Equipment?
hm, but donation to whom?
Nov
8
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
@Josh: did you see the solution, I finally found? (owner of files has to be me?) Sure, if you're working with different accounts of files owned by other people, spotlight seems to be really useless.
Nov
8
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
@patrix, at JRobert: thank you for your help. For the "real" solution see my answer: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/28821/…
Nov
5
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
@patrix: the data partition has 15 GB (of 300 GB) free space, the system partition has 20 GB (of 100 GB) free.
Nov
5
comment Making MacBook faster? -> What preferences or other things might I miss, when install a fresh OS
I've been already using OnyX . thank you!
Oct
24
comment How can I copy and paste multiple texts?
yes, the development of Quicksilver is active again and shortly there has been released a new version vor OS X 10.6 and 10.7: qsapp.com
Oct
23
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
no success so far: I've tried to repair permissions, but it did not change anything (see the edit of my question). Is it possible that spotlight does not finish creating the index for some strange reason?