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Oct
18
comment Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?
I get the message about "You cannot control your own screen".
Oct
15
comment Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?
Adding short signatures to both my home and work accounts might be enough of a nudge to remind me when I'm sending to the wrong one. I'm not trained to check the From header, but I do check the bod area. Good tip!
Oct
14
comment Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?
Very nice! Good suggestion! But 99.9% of my emails at work are using the work SMTP server, so selecting it for every send is overkill.
Oct
14
comment Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?
That does help! I work at a company like example.com :-) so doing this for my work email set up is appropriate.
Oct
14
comment Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?
I had these set to "account of selected mailbox" for a while, but I still ended up sending from the wrong account.
Sep
3
comment Desktop Icons and Windows moved to odd spots after sleeping
The same thing happens to me. I'm using a TV as a monitor and I know it doesn't speak the video-monitor-protocol that is used to politely go to sleep. It just powers off and the mac thinks the screen is physically unplugged. When that happens the mac reacts by adjusting to what it thinks is a reasonable screen size. Are you using a TV for a monitor?
Aug
25
comment OS X Video Driver corruption
That definitely helped me with my fiddling.
Jul
30
comment runaway distnoted process
I had a very similar problem (possibly the same problem) and my problem went away with the 10.9.4 OS update.
Jul
30
comment How to trace and debug IPC (interprocess communication)
Actually it does seem to be fixed (after observing for a few weeks) by 10.9.4. I updated my comment in the other thread.
Jul
2
comment How to trace and debug IPC (interprocess communication)
This is what's happening to me : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/111197/…
Mar
27
comment Does anyone have any tips or best practices for using NFS mounted directories?
Do you find that there is a problem with leaving the mounts active all the time? I have a variety of servers that are used every now and then. I am worried that if they are all mounted all the time, then I will have more issues with servers not responding, and apps and utilities that walk into the filesystem in places where they don't need to be going.
Sep
23
comment Tips for using spotlight with webpages served via https
That would be logical, but I'd really like a way to opt in for certain domains. If anyone has a reference that says this an intentional implementation, I'll call it an RFE and close the issue.
Jul
18
comment Does LED Cinema Display work with non Mac systems?
Would the current Cinema display require a Dual-Link DVI connection? I have one of the last macbooks with mini-dvi, and I want to know if I can hook it up to the latest cinema display if I buy all the right adapters for it. I know the mini-dvi won't drive the 30-inch display which requires dual-link DVI, but I don't know about the 27" cinema display because it has fewer pixels.
Mar
5
comment How do I extract the audio signal from displayport?
Two things I'm look for are: 1) not having one extra attachment every time I move the laptop from work to home. 2) Better quality audio. I hadn't thought about your suggestion, but it gets me #2, and it's better than what I'm doing now! But I'll still buy a MDP -> MDP+Audio cable if anyone makes one.
Mar
3
comment Strange behaviour from delete key on a non-apple keyboard
I didn't quite parse your first sentence. "On Mac keyboards the same key and key code is used for forward delete (⌦)." Which two things are the same? As I added above, I really want the key marked 'delete' on the key cap to do the same thing that ⌘⌫ (cmd bckspc) does.
Mar
2
comment Strange behaviour from delete key on a non-apple keyboard
Actually, the backspace key shows a left-delete glyph (block arrow pointing left) and the delete key shows a right-delete glyph (block arrow pointing right)
Mar
2
comment Strange behaviour from delete key on a non-apple keyboard
I just tried the keyboard viewer, (thanks for the tip!) It shows the delete key being pushed. So at some level it's a live key.
Feb
23
comment What are the differences between minimizing and hiding an application?
You rock! That's an awesome answer. I've seen this question answered before, but nowhere as thoroughly as you've answered it here. Now I want to find a way to make the yellow button do a "hide" instead of a "minimize".
Feb
7
comment Binding a keyboard shortcut to shut down
Any ideas how to get an eject button, if you ahve a non-mac keyboard?
Jan
31
comment Strange behaviour from delete key on a non-apple keyboard
It says "Classic Environment" is no longer supported. Does that mean I don't have Rosetta? I thought I did. I'm running Snow Leopard.