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Jun
20
comment How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?
It's worth noting that Time Machine will not perform the deletions and not ask for your password until you exit Time Machine. And the procedure to exit Time Machine after selecting files and folders for deletion is also not obvious: you have to click cancel in the lower left hand corner. (Apparently, the thing you are "canceling" is restoration of files; deletions are apparently not considered canceled when you do this.)
Jun
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
19
comment Safari extension or other means of automatically removing overlay dialogs on web pages?
I updated my question to indicate that I've tried Adblock and Adblock Plus.
Jun
19
revised Safari extension or other means of automatically removing overlay dialogs on web pages?
Mentioned adblock
Jun
19
comment Safari extension or other means of automatically removing overlay dialogs on web pages?
Yes, I have both Adblock and Adblock Plus. Neither remove these kinds of overlay ads. I rechecked my preference settings just now, and I have basically everything enabled. If Adblock Plus genuinely works for you to block these ads, then can you let me know how you've configured it? Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Jun
19
revised Safari extension or other means of automatically removing overlay dialogs on web pages?
Added preemptive comments
Jun
19
asked Safari extension or other means of automatically removing overlay dialogs on web pages?
Apr
11
comment Repair disk from single user mode (fsck fails)
The man page for fsck_hfs (on 10.9 at least) says that -r is synonymous with -Rc.
Mar
11
comment How do I install JDK 1.6 in Mavericks?
This answer gave me the missing piece to compiling JNI applications on Mavericks. Most other discussions, particularly on SO, point people to http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 but that does not provide a JDK. The information in this answer led me to the correct item. So, thank you, very much.
Mar
5
comment Screensaver changes images too quickly – is there a way to adjust it?
@StefanoPalazzo Oops, I'm sorry, I never checked back here and didn't see your request until now. The gist of the answer is that you need to modify the integer value of the field JustASlide/mainDuration in the file /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Slideshows.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Con‌​tent/EffectDescriptions.plist. The units are seconds, and the default value is 3. Note that you will also need to change the permissions on the file and the folder before being able to edit the file.
Jan
27
comment Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?
Thank you for making this comment; I was unaware of the Unicode Hex Input keyboard option in the input sources. This was a useful tip.
Jan
27
accepted Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?
Jan
27
comment Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?
You're right! The fact they're out of order really threw me, and the way the N, R, Z are buried in with other symbols makes them hard to notice even when looking at 2115 etc. Well, thanks for solving that.
Jan
27
revised Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?
Additional details and clarifications.
Jan
27
asked Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?
Jul
10
asked Is it possible to add other networked sources to the Apple Dictionary program?
May
7
answered Networking an external hard drive
Feb
21
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