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Generally the projector is the primary screen... 1,193 Views / 6 Replies  
Generally the projector is the primary screen with the menu bar, as it needs to be that way for plex to operate full screen on it.

I thought I'd be able to set itunes to just open in the secondary...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Feb 22, 2010 at 07:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Can you lock an application window to a particular screen? 1,193 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi,

I have a mac mini that I'm using as a media center running plex and itunes etc. The secondary screen is a projector that isn't always on while the primary screen is a 17" lcd mounted on the...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Feb 21, 2010 at 04:13 PM, in Mac OS X
I've been getting the same thing for months now,... 1,391 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been getting the same thing for months now, the only way to stop it is to reboot. Couldn't isolate which individual process was the airport otherwise I could just kill the process.

I'm using...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:51 PM, in Networking
That's a good solution but only adds 120Gb to my... 454 Views / 4 Replies  
That's a good solution but only adds 120Gb to my current storage availability. Most of the offboard storage doesn't need to be time machined if it has a regular weekly backup, as that would mainly be...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Advice on choosing between backup/storage strategies 454 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm about to expand the storage and backup options for my system, which currently consists of a laptop with 160Gb hard drive, external 320Gb drive (160 for weekly cloning of laptop drive, 160 for...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Sep 10, 2008 at 04:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I like spaces a lot, I have 4: 1 is mail,... 1,083 Views / 20 Replies  
I like spaces a lot, I have 4: 1 is mail, taskpaper and occasional other stuff, 2 is aperture, 3 is safari/adium/ijournal & other browse type stuff, 4 is itunes. I like not having to have everything...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Apr 3, 2008 at 04:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Since my first Powerbook 100 many years ago, my... 7,631 Views / 43 Replies  
Since my first Powerbook 100 many years ago, my apple laptops have been my primary computers. I did own an old G4 tower for a while to use as a backup/music/video server but change in circumstances...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Apr 3, 2008 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you very much, just what I needed to know. 417 Views / 4 Replies  
Thank you very much, just what I needed to know.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Dec 15, 2007 at 06:11 PM, in Applications
Thank you, that makes things a little clearer.... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
Thank you, that makes things a little clearer. Can you tell me, if I'm using mail as the client on my laptop, does the mail actually download there, ie can I still access it all offline. If I'm away...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:52 AM, in Applications
Need some help with moving mail to imap 417 Views / 4 Replies  
I've been using apple Mail via pop for many years. I now have a nokia smartphone and would like to use that to view/check my mail while I'm out during the day. IMAP appears to be the idea way to do...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Dec 11, 2007 at 08:19 AM, in Applications
Never mind, I ended up sending it as an empty... 1,169 Views / 1 Replies  
Never mind, I ended up sending it as an empty message and that at least got rid of it.

J.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:37 AM, in Applications
draft mail won't delete in Leopard Mail. 1,169 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all, I upgraded to Leopard this morning, everything seems to be going ok except that there was a draft message in mail before I upgraded. I have tried to delete it, but it simply won't. If I go to...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:30 AM, in Applications
Gah, something as simple as that. Thank you, was... 661 Views / 5 Replies  
Gah, something as simple as that. Thank you, was driving me nuts.

Cheers.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Oct 4, 2007 at 01:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
which semi-pro digital video camera? 305 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all, being the resident geek in my circle of friends, I've been asked to research digital video cameras. Have a friend who's planning to make some small movies for sale within the business they...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Oct 3, 2007 at 06:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As I said in my post, that's what I've done:... 661 Views / 5 Replies  
As I said in my post, that's what I've done: Pressed the center button and then the scroll wheel and it switches to volume rather than forward.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Oct 1, 2007 at 11:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Problems scrolling movies on ipod classic 661 Views / 5 Replies  
I finally replaced my aging and, occasionally faulty, 2nd gen ipod with a 160Gb classic. Been experimenting with movies and tried to scroll the way i do with music, ie. click the centre button and...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Oct 1, 2007 at 06:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had the latest model titanium and the model... 553 Views / 6 Replies  
I had the latest model titanium and the model numbers on both drives are the same, if I remember they're something like UJ815, but can't remember exactly. Definitely the same models though.
Posted by Freeflyer, on May 1, 2007 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
replaced optical drive in 12" pb, now won't boot! 553 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi all,

helped a friend replace the optical drive in his 12" first gen powerbook with the one from my dead Tibook (they're identical drives). Used the iFixit guide to strip it down and rebuild...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Apr 30, 2007 at 05:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a couple of BT headsets. I bought top of... 722 Views / 2 Replies  
I had a couple of BT headsets. I bought top of the range sony ones and they consistently failed to work with my powerbook/macbook pro. Now have a Jabra JX10 which has been superb, is very light and...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Apr 15, 2007 at 06:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks, no idea why, but yes that seems to have... 550 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks, no idea why, but yes that seems to have fixed it. My thanks to you.

J.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 29, 2007 at 04:55 AM, in Applications
password problem on encrypted disc image 293 Views / 1 Replies  
Not sure if this should go in here or software as it's a finder issue, so mods feel free to move if it's necessary.

I have an encrypted disc image that I set up a while ago. Each time in the past...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 16, 2007 at 05:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Itunes not finding certain tracks that are in the library. 348 Views / 1 Replies  
Recently my itunes has started doing something a little strange. Random tracks are not being found, and a little question mark comes up against them in the main index. If I try to play it, it says...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 9, 2007 at 10:28 AM, in Applications
Can't help, but it's just recently started doing... 389 Views / 3 Replies  
Can't help, but it's just recently started doing the same thing to me. Quit and restart is the only solution I've come up with.

J.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 9, 2007 at 10:25 AM, in Applications
[QUOTE=JKT;3257819]What are your settings in... 550 Views / 4 Replies  
[QUOTE=JKT;3257819]What are your settings in System Preferences>Sound>Input and Output? Do you have your bluetooth headset selected there at all?

Nope, checked that, have internal mic and...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 4, 2007 at 07:29 PM, in Applications
Why is Quicktime asking for my bluetooth headset? 550 Views / 4 Replies  
Just tried to watch something in QT, and it keeps stalling and saying that it can't contact my bluetooth headset. I have everything set to use the speakers/mic internally, vlc plays correctly and...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jan 3, 2007 at 06:55 PM, in Applications
My Ti 1Ghz was retired a couple of months ago... 815 Views / 17 Replies  
My Ti 1Ghz was retired a couple of months ago when I spilled a large drink on it. Oops.

I was running photoshop CS2 quite happily along with everything else I used it for. Superb machine and I'd...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 27, 2006 at 07:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would think that your household insurance is... 524 Views / 4 Replies  
I would think that your household insurance is the best bet, get 'all risks' cover so that it's covered outside the house and make sure you either have a value or 'new for old'. It's what I plan to...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 17, 2006 at 04:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Never mind, fixed it by using the import... 355 Views / 1 Replies  
Never mind, fixed it by using the import function. Cheers.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 14, 2006 at 05:15 AM, in Applications
Where are mail's preferences kept? 355 Views / 1 Replies  
Just received my new mbp and transferring everything over. Migration assistant wasn't much help as I wanted to use a different account name on the new machine so it transferred everything into a...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 14, 2006 at 04:54 AM, in Applications
Just got my new mbp on saturday, I don't think... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
Just got my new mbp on saturday, I don't think I've heard the fans come on yet. SOOOOO much quieter than my tibook or the wife's 12" powerbook. Awesome machine.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 13, 2006 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Trouble transferring mail settings from old to new machine 316 Views / 0 Replies  
Just received my new mbp and transferring everything over. Migration assistant wasn't much help as I wanted to use a different account name on the new machine so it transferred everything into a...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 12, 2006 at 04:16 AM, in Applications
So that's what the merge means 1,719 Views / 33 Replies  
I ordered on the 30th, have a shipping date of the 2nd and deliver of the 14th!!! What sort of shipping is that. I wish I hadn't ordered the apple care now, I can't believe it's going to take 12 days...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Nov 1, 2006 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Just ordered my 2.33/160 with a matte screen.... 4,285 Views / 44 Replies  
Just ordered my 2.33/160 with a matte screen. THought about glossy but I travelled all over the world with my Tibook and I just know the reflections would piss me off after a while.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Oct 30, 2006 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
import duty and tax would negate any savings. You... 925 Views / 6 Replies  
import duty and tax would negate any savings. You either get one here and carry it home or buy one at home. Sucks but there you are. Will think about it for a week and then decide.

Cheers all.
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Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 23, 2006 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Damn, I thought it would be Sept 5th. A merom dilemma. 925 Views / 6 Replies  
I thought the new MBP's might be announced on sept 5th, now it looks like it will be the 12th.

Given that I live in the UK, but am on holiday in Canada, this leaves me with a dilemma as I fly...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 22, 2006 at 12:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iFixit - iBook & PowerBook Parts... 1,004 Views / 18 Replies  
iFixit - iBook & PowerBook Parts (http://www.ifixit.com/cart/catalog/)

Select your model and it will show you how to strip out all the parts. You will need a set of 'torx' screwdrivers, but that's...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 21, 2006 at 02:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's for a 3.5" drive, ie a desktop drive, not... 1,004 Views / 18 Replies  
That's for a 3.5" drive, ie a desktop drive, not a laptop. You need a 2.5" enclosure for a laptop drive. THis one would work

Hiro 2.5" USB 2.0 Firewire Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure H50028 at...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 20, 2006 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
get the firewire enclosure, not usb, as you can... 1,004 Views / 18 Replies  
get the firewire enclosure, not usb, as you can boot off firewire only.

The screen, if it's working is the most valuable part of your powerbook.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 20, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just had my 4 year old Tibook die this week... 1,004 Views / 18 Replies  
I just had my 4 year old Tibook die this week when I spilt a drink in it. I pulled the hard drive out, put it into the cheapest firewire enclosure I could find (£25) and last night plugged it into my...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 20, 2006 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to be in Canada... 613 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to be in Canada for a couple of weeks this month, so I'll find a store to check them out and probably buy one there, hopefully the merom update will be out before I...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 19, 2006 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So I killed my Tibook, a couple of MBP questions. 613 Views / 4 Replies  
I seem to have killed my beloved Tibook rather dead. I guess half a glass of juice will do that. It's been cleaned and dried and just makes a sad crackling sound. So, looks like it's time to upgrade....
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 18, 2006 at 05:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
EPASS 8801B firewire interface question 447 Views / 0 Replies  
looking at getting a 2.5" drive caddy with this chipset. I know normally you should go with an oxford911 chip, but this is available locally at a good price. Anyone know if this is compatible, it...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Aug 18, 2006 at 04:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
you might want to check out ... 3,136 Views / 8 Replies  
you might want to check out

http://www.ljbook.com/

which exports your LJ to a pdf format book.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 03:54 AM, in Applications
I picked up a jetdirect network card for my... 471 Views / 6 Replies  
I picked up a jetdirect network card for my Laserjet 5 on ebay from about $15, that would be a cheap way to do it.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Jun 6, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've had my w800 for 6 months now and love it. I... 589 Views / 6 Replies  
I've had my w800 for 6 months now and love it. I don't carry my ipod for commuting, just for longer journeys and I put podcasts on the w800 for when I want to listen to stuff. My screen has a few...
Posted by Freeflyer, on May 30, 2006 at 08:18 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks Tooki, that's perfect. Cheers. 571 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks Tooki, that's perfect.

Cheers.
Posted by Freeflyer, on May 23, 2006 at 07:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
transfer a txt message from my phone to my mac? 571 Views / 3 Replies  
does anyone know of way to transfer a txt message on my SE w800i to my mac? I have a bunch of txts and I'd like to back them up, for future ref. Lots of addresses and directions and it would be...
Posted by Freeflyer, on May 4, 2006 at 08:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is that a chesapeake light craft kayak? Thinking... 3,035 Views / 20 Replies  
Is that a chesapeake light craft kayak? Thinking of building one of those myself.
Posted by Freeflyer, on Apr 23, 2006 at 05:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What's the minimum size for an OSX bootable volume? 365 Views / 1 Replies  
Have decided to repartition my 320Gb external hard drive as follows:

60Gb, to match my powerbook for cloning/backup.
5Gb?, minimum system install for troubleshooting
everything else for storage...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Mar 15, 2006 at 02:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Epson 1260 scanner, epson software not working 343 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, bought mum a Mac mini and set up her peripherals with it. Downloaded the epson scan software and twain driver and it just doesn't seem to work. gives me kernal panics and won't scan direct to...
Posted by Freeflyer, on Dec 27, 2005 at 09:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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