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"Download Only" worked fine. As for "Install and... 2,453 Views / 15 Replies  
"Download Only" worked fine. As for "Install and Keep," I was hoping that they were going to fix that. :)



Remote Desktop Client Update 3.3.1. Maybe that was a pre-SL download that I missed...
Posted by Tom C, on Sep 5, 2009 at 08:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Snow Leopard - Software Update 2,453 Views / 15 Replies  
Software Update showed a new update for the first time since I upgraded to Snow Leopard tonight, and I noticed...no more "install and keep package" or "download only" option, just "install." I didn't...
Posted by Tom C, on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Typography in Word:Mac 2008 2,402 Views / 0 Replies  
Real typographers use Quark or InDesign, but some of us still care about typography even if we're stuck with Word for our jobs. I gave Word 2008 a spin at the Apple store to see what's changed...
Posted by Tom C, on Feb 16, 2008 at 08:08 PM, in Applications
Yes, especially with that much memory. I have a... 614 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, especially with that much memory. I have a 1GHz PB G4 also, but with only 768M of RAM. Leopard does use more memory; I usually end up with 6-7 swapfiles now instead of 4-5 under 10.4. I run a...
Posted by Tom C, on Feb 16, 2008 at 07:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Are you running Linotype FontExplorer? See the... 4,274 Views / 36 Replies  
Are you running Linotype FontExplorer? See the other thread.
Posted by Tom C, on Feb 12, 2008 at 09:34 AM, in Mac OS X
10.5.2 update problems with Linotype FontExplorer 1,215 Views / 11 Replies  
Anyone else having problems with Linotype FontExplorer under 10.5.2? I'm on a PowerPC machine. The problem isn't with FontExplorer itself, but if it's running, it wreaks all kinds of havoc...Dock...
Posted by Tom C, on Feb 11, 2008 at 11:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Maybe someone who has the beta can answer a few... 1,546 Views / 31 Replies  
Maybe someone who has the beta can answer a few questions?

1. Word 2004 doesn't work right with OpenType and Windows TrueType fonts even though Mac OS X supports them. Specifically, all fonts in a...
Posted by Tom C, on Dec 31, 2007 at 07:30 PM, in Applications
Has anyone tried installing the 10.4 dock on... 16,891 Views / 319 Replies  
Has anyone tried installing the 10.4 dock on 10.5? Maybe somebody who already has 10.5 is willing to be a guinea pig. Try saving /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app from 10.4 and dropping it into...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 27, 2007 at 11:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Safari unexpectedly quits 357 Views / 1 Replies  
About 3 times in the last 2 weeks, Safari has unexpectedly quit on me. I say "unexpectedly quit" instead of "crash" because it doesn't get logged by CrashReporter and I don't get any dialog informing...
Posted by Tom C, on May 26, 2006 at 03:10 AM, in Applications
It doesn't happen very often with books, true,... 22,197 Views / 90 Replies  
It doesn't happen very often with books, true, but there will come occasions when it would be handy. I've had friends borrow 4 or 5 CDs at once.

It doesn't seem to me like it's a feature that...
Posted by Tom C, on May 24, 2006 at 11:59 AM, in Delicious Monster
My #1 complaint with Delicious Library (and its... 22,197 Views / 90 Replies  
My #1 complaint with Delicious Library (and its competitors) is the loaning features.

When I go to a "real" library, they scan my library card, then scan my books, and never need to look up...
Posted by Tom C, on May 22, 2006 at 09:57 PM, in Delicious Monster
Apple Mail malfunctioning - help 305 Views / 0 Replies  
Apple Mail was acting bizarrely on my wife's iBook and wouldn't download any mail. (She's running 10.4.5 with all updates installed.) I tried trashing the preferences, and that didn't help....
Posted by Tom C, on Mar 27, 2006 at 12:38 AM, in Applications
I figured out what the problem was. If you... 694 Views / 3 Replies  
I figured out what the problem was. If you type...

get /path1/path2/filename

...with only one filename, it assumes that you're talking about the destination, not the source. The following works...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 3, 2005 at 09:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Help with FTP get command 694 Views / 3 Replies  
I've always used RBrowser for FTP, but I need to write a script, so I've been trying to learn how to use the command line ftp utility.

After connecting to a server, if I type...

get...
Posted by Tom C, on Sep 30, 2005 at 02:48 PM, in Mac OS X
No ideas, but I'm having similar problems.... 711 Views / 1 Replies  
No ideas, but I'm having similar problems. Typically, after I wake my PB G4 from sleep, I find that the Dock has crashed. Sometimes the OS will restart the Dock for me, sometimes it won't. This...
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 8, 2005 at 11:21 AM, in Mac OS X
If they get the bugs worked out, why buy... 539 Views / 2 Replies  
If they get the bugs worked out, why buy Photoshop Elements anymore, except for layers?
Posted by Tom C, on Apr 29, 2005 at 02:28 PM, in Applications
The various Image Units sounds a lot like... 738 Views / 10 Replies  
The various Image Units sounds a lot like plug-ins to me...halftones, blurs, etc. You may need a program to access the IUs, but it seems to me that they're meant to be used within a program just like...
Posted by Tom C, on Apr 15, 2005 at 03:26 PM, in Applications
iPhoto and Core Image 738 Views / 10 Replies  
Can you use Core Image's Image Units when running iPhoto '05 under Tiger?

(If you're not familiar with Image Units, see here:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/coreimage/
)

If not, I'm...
Posted by Tom C, on Apr 15, 2005 at 03:11 PM, in Applications
Location manager 4,308 Views / 114 Replies  
I've been saying the same thing for the past 3 releases...bring back the Location Manager from OS 9!

If I'm taking my laptop home from the office, I have to change the network location. Then, when...
Posted by Tom C, on Apr 15, 2005 at 11:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Useful tip to solve modem problems 335 Views / 1 Replies  
I was having problems with my wife's iBook modem. It would only connect about 1 time in 3, and would often drop connections when you got it connected.

Someone gave me the useful tip to try the...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 25, 2004 at 10:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Problems with import in Apple Mail 331 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm having problems transferring a mailbox from Apple Mail on one Mac to Apple Mail on another Mac.

To export the mailbox on my PowerBook, I simply drop and drag the file from Mail to the desktop,...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 20, 2004 at 07:13 PM, in Applications
Yes, I know about the location menu in the Apple... 1,346 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes, I know about the location menu in the Apple menu. As I said, "it would be nice to do all three things with one step"...my point was that the current "location" setting should control multiple...
Posted by Tom C, on Jul 22, 2004 at 09:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Tiger - the little things 2,092 Views / 18 Replies  
Most of the talk about Tiger has been about the new features, e.g. Spotlight. I have a few questions about relatively minor things that wouldn't receive much attention.

1. In column view in...
Posted by Tom C, on Jul 22, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Location Manager is just about the only thing... 1,346 Views / 15 Replies  
Location Manager is just about the only thing that I still miss from OS 9. When I take my laptop home from work, I have to reset the network location and the default printer. When I travel out west,...
Posted by Tom C, on Jul 22, 2004 at 12:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Spotlight is just the front-end. The real power... 5,625 Views / 133 Replies  
Spotlight is just the front-end. The real power is under the hood. Go here:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/searchtechnology.html

It looks like they're supporting real, extensible metadata,...
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 28, 2004 at 03:35 PM, in Mac OS X
[deleted because I realized that someone else... 1,468 Views / 6 Replies  
[deleted because I realized that someone else already posted the same link]
Posted by Tom C, on May 20, 2004 at 05:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: MS Office 2004 and Unicode 540 Views / 5 Replies  
The explanation that I heard before Office 2004 came out is that support is not guaranteed for right-to-left alphabets because Office uses custom text-handling routines instead of the built-in Carbon...
Posted by Tom C, on May 20, 2004 at 05:47 PM, in Applications
Office 2004 - first impressions (including Unicode) 2,057 Views / 22 Replies  
I called over to my local Apple Store today and found out that they had Office 2004 installed on all of their machines, so I went over and gave it a spin. Here are my first impressions based on 20...
Posted by Tom C, on May 14, 2004 at 11:14 PM, in Applications
Am I the only one who remembers the Location... 55,454 Views / 558 Replies  
Am I the only one who remembers the Location Manager from OS 9?

Unlike the current OS X location setting, which only controls the network configuration, the OS 9 Location Manager also controlled...
Posted by Tom C, on May 10, 2004 at 03:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I think that... 598 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I think that I'm going to try to the T616, or just get a cheap phone and wait another year for Bluetooth. If I can't get the Siemens to sync right, I don't see...
Posted by Tom C, on Mar 12, 2004 at 11:44 AM, in Applications
Problems: iSync, Bluetooth, Siemens S56, Sony Ericsson T610/616 598 Views / 9 Replies  
I just signed up with Cingular, got a Siemens S56 and have run into some problems. If I can't solve these problems, I'm thinking about getting a Sony Ericsson T616 instead (or switching to T-Mobile...
Posted by Tom C, on Mar 10, 2004 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
Help with halftones 636 Views / 4 Replies  
I need to make some black-and-white halftones of some color photographs for a flyer on which I'm working. Nothing fancy...just a straightforward, ordinary halftone so that my flyer is camera-ready...
Posted by Tom C, on Jan 28, 2004 at 03:20 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well, whatever the problem is, it appears to be... 27,712 Views / 143 Replies  
Well, whatever the problem is, it appears to be something in the proprietary OS X layers, not in Darwin. Try doing...

smbclient -L yourhostname

...and you should be able to see the shares on...
Posted by Tom C, on Nov 15, 2003 at 12:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Help! Home directory disappeared 426 Views / 1 Replies  
I was right.

Even though GetFileInfo is broken in Panther, SetFile works just fine. SetFile -a v /Users/myname/ did the trick.
Posted by Tom C, on Nov 14, 2003 at 03:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Help! Home directory disappeared 426 Views / 1 Replies  
My home directory has kind of disappeared.

If I go to /Users/ in the Finder, /myname/ isn't listed there. Same thing from open & save dialogs. Furthermore, I have the "Path" tool installed in my...
Posted by Tom C, on Nov 14, 2003 at 03:02 PM, in Mac OS X
I have Quicken 2002, and for the most part, it... 3,359 Views / 52 Replies  
I have Quicken 2002, and for the most part, it works fine for me. I only want 2 things:

1. Scroll wheel support: Did they add this in 2003 or 2004?

2. Multiple currency support. I guess that it...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 30, 2003 at 12:15 PM, in Applications
Anybody remember the Location Manager from OS 9?... 2,870 Views / 73 Replies  
Anybody remember the Location Manager from OS 9? That's the #1 thing that I still miss. It can't be that hard to implement. They already have the "location" menu built-in; the problem is that it only...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 30, 2003 at 10:50 AM, in Mac OS X
The problem with the new Keyboard Viewer is that... 707 Views / 21 Replies  
The problem with the new Keyboard Viewer is that when you type, the input goes directly into a program. With the old Key Caps, the program had its own window where you could see what you had typed;...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 29, 2003 at 05:34 PM, in Mac OS X
As someone said, it's a question of risk. Do I... 1,590 Views / 27 Replies  
As someone said, it's a question of risk. Do I think that Apples are reliable? I can only speak from experience.

Optical drives seem to be a big problem for me. I had one die on my last PowerMac...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 29, 2003 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm an "average" user (in the sense that I don't... 4,115 Views / 35 Replies  
I'm an "average" user (in the sense that I don't have a zillion fonts and I'm not a design professional) and I like Font Book so far. It's a little buggy (I got a crash when I tried installing about...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 29, 2003 at 11:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Partitions: does OS X impose a minimum size? 306 Views / 0 Replies  
Is there a minimum partition size imposed by OS X (or HFS+)? Here's how I'm running in to this problem.

I went to partition my 40GB hard drive before installing Panther. In Disk Utility, the...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 29, 2003 at 12:10 AM, in Mac OS X
How many overwrites? 829 Views / 7 Replies  
How many overwrites does secure empty do in the final version of Panther? As I recall reading, the early betas let you pick from three different numbers of overwrites, but they took out the choices...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 25, 2003 at 01:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Did the 30 page Word document have any pictures... 1,038 Views / 11 Replies  
Did the 30 page Word document have any pictures in it?

If the built-in compression in Panther works anything like some of the third-party PDF compression shareware programs for Jaguar, the savings...
Posted by Tom C, on Oct 25, 2003 at 01:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Missing kernel panic logs 677 Views / 5 Replies  
If I decide to switch back to the Jaguar KP screen later, how do I do it?

Thanks for the help.
Posted by Tom C, on Jul 1, 2003 at 09:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Missing kernel panic logs 677 Views / 5 Replies  
After going almost a year with only two kernel panics (and none since the release of 10.2.6), I've had two in a week. Both occurred when I went to dial-up my modem.

I'm assuming that a driver is...
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 29, 2003 at 07:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Five nitpicky questions and one big question... ... 72,425 Views / 470 Replies  
Five nitpicky questions and one big question...

1. In Mail, can you delete attachments without deleting the entire message?

2. In System Preferences/Date & Time, when you update from a network...
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 24, 2003 at 11:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Turned out that a corrupted font in... 763 Views / 10 Replies  
Turned out that a corrupted font in ~/Library/Fonts was the cause of the problem. I'm not sure why it caused the problem, nor am I sure how the font ended up there, because I didn't put it there....
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 16, 2003 at 11:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, if nobody else is having the problem, I... 763 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, if nobody else is having the problem, I guess that I have a problem with my machine. (It's not the encoding setting, because I've tried all of the different encodings.)

Thanks to everyone...
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 15, 2003 at 10:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Greek in Safari 763 Views / 10 Replies  
I've been having trouble reading some Greek pages in Safari lately, and I'm wondering if I have a problem on my system or whether there's a bug in the OS.

If you know Greek, try running Safari v74...
Posted by Tom C, on Jun 13, 2003 at 05:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Adding commands/scripts 387 Views / 3 Replies  
1. Is there any standard directory for putting your own scripts?

2. I put the command in .tschrc. Is this the appropriate startup file?

3. I couldn't figure out how to append to the variable...
Posted by Tom C, on Apr 30, 2003 at 02:14 PM, in Mac OS X
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