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I'm getting some odd behavior with favicons in... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
I'm getting some odd behavior with favicons in this release. OW now seems to remember favicons between sessions - sometimes. Others, it still seems to forget. But also, sometimes it displays random...
Posted by jcb9, on Apr 3, 2004 at 12:47 AM, in Applications
As far as ad blocking being broken, I'm finding... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
As far as ad blocking being broken, I'm finding that, with this beta, when I command-click on an image and tell Omniweb to filter it, nothing generally happens. This same feature worked fine for me...
Posted by jcb9, on Apr 1, 2004 at 01:00 PM, in Applications
Err, right, that's what I meant. I mistyped. 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
Err, right, that's what I meant. I mistyped.
Posted by jcb9, on Mar 24, 2004 at 06:50 PM, in Applications
Well, beta 3 expires on April 1, so something new... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
Well, beta 3 expires on April 1, so something new must be coming within the next month...
Posted by jcb9, on Mar 24, 2004 at 04:07 PM, in Applications
I'm loving beta 3, but I have one issue that's... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
I'm loving beta 3, but I have one issue that's driving me nuts -

When a page doesn't load properly - for example, when the connection is refused - it seems to get stuck in the cache, if that makes...
Posted by jcb9, on Mar 8, 2004 at 12:47 AM, in Applications
One question - Is it possible to block... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
One question -

Is it possible to block Flash ads? With regular image-based ads, even if the ad blocking doesn't catch them, you can control click and tell OmniWeb to filter the image. With Flash...
Posted by jcb9, on Mar 6, 2004 at 02:47 AM, in Applications
Re: status bar 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
I have the status bar on, but unless I'm missing something, it doesn't tell you if the link will open in a new window. I tried it with a link in this thread - it gave the URL and nothing else, and...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 18, 2004 at 03:15 PM, in Applications
I don't know if anyone has brought this up before... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
I don't know if anyone has brought this up before (as long as these OW threads have become, I guess it's likely) - one feature I really miss from Safari is that, on mouseover, Safari will tell you if...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 18, 2004 at 02:27 AM, in Applications
5.0b2 seems to be behaving a *lot* better on my... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
5.0b2 seems to be behaving a *lot* better on my machine than b1 was. I've had a couple crashes, but the CPU problems I mentioned seem to be gone - at least, they haven't showed up yet. Which means...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 18, 2004 at 01:37 AM, in Applications
I don't get it either, but I managed to get a... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
I don't get it either, but I managed to get a screenshot:

http://notgoingtostop.org/crazycpu.jpg
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 11, 2004 at 05:35 PM, in Applications
I don't know - with the same tabs open, Safari's... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
I don't know - with the same tabs open, Safari's CPU usage is around 1%. And I have OW set not to play animated GIFs.

Maybe I'll try doing a fresh install of OW again.
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 8, 2004 at 09:06 PM, in Applications
Is anyone else getting really high CPU usage with... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
Is anyone else getting really high CPU usage with the beta? Yesterday my Powerbook's fan came on, which I *never* remember it doing be for, and when I checked top, CPU usage was around 80%, and at...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 7, 2004 at 09:07 PM, in Applications
One feature I really don't like - If you... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
One feature I really don't like -

If you have multiple tabs open, scroll down to the bottom of the active page, and hit the space bar, it takes you to the next tab. I'll often scroll down with the...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 6, 2004 at 01:44 PM, in Applications
They complain that iTunes doesn't pay enough to... 358 Views / 4 Replies  
They complain that iTunes doesn't pay enough to artists...and then encourage folks to download music via p2p, because, you know, that'll give so much money to musicians.

Hypocrites.
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 4, 2004 at 07:03 PM, in Applications
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I was... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I was having problems with Omniweb crashing constantly - I literally could not go one minute without a crash. I finally decided to trash Omniweb's prefs, the...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 3, 2004 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
Aside from crashing all the time, I'm finding the... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
Aside from crashing all the time, I'm finding the OmniWeb *never* quits cleanly - every time I hit command-q, I get the crash reporter popping up. Is this happening to others, or is it just me?
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 2, 2004 at 07:51 PM, in Applications
Well, I can't go for more than a minute or two... 51,892 Views / 937 Replies  
Well, I can't go for more than a minute or two without OmniWeb crashing, so obviously it's not really going to work for everyday browsing for me - yet. But once the kinks are worked out and the...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 2, 2004 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
Is this a fact, or are you just guessing? I don't... 73,195 Views / 787 Replies  
Is this a fact, or are you just guessing? I don't see any indication of this on Omni Group's webpage - they call it a public beta, which to me would seem to indicate it'll be, well, public.
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 28, 2004 at 08:17 PM, in Applications
Poll: For me, it was a switch from DOS - my family... 809 Views / 34 Replies  
For me, it was a switch from DOS - my family bought an IBM compatible back in 1989 or so, then switched to the Mac in the System 7 days. I hated it at first - I was only 11 or 12 at the time, and I...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 24, 2004 at 01:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, but RSS gives you more information. OmniWeb... 73,195 Views / 787 Replies  
Yeah, but RSS gives you more information. OmniWeb tells you that sites have been updated - RSS readers (soon to include OW) give you headlines and excerpts - in some cases, the entire article.
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 23, 2004 at 11:23 PM, in Applications
Because it can often be a lot simpler. In my copy... 73,195 Views / 787 Replies  
Because it can often be a lot simpler. In my copy of NetNewsWire Lite, I am subscribed to 27 sites, including Mac sites, news sites, and weblogs. To see if these sites have updated, I could visit all...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 23, 2004 at 10:48 PM, in Applications
Re: Re: Re: Re: Safari reaches 0.48% usage share 888 Views / 22 Replies  
Did you use the Windows version or the Mac version? Because the Mac version is just awful. I have heard the Windows version is better, though...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 20, 2004 at 09:16 PM, in Applications
I've been using Mail.app since the 10.0.4 days,... 2,620 Views / 16 Replies  
I've been using Mail.app since the 10.0.4 days, and I don't think I can ever remember it crashing. I mean, it may have crashed at some point in the past, but it's so rare and so long ago that if it...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 19, 2004 at 04:51 PM, in Applications
"Use Interference Robustness" 22,421 Views / 5 Replies  
A couple months ago, I got a 15 inch Powerbook. Perviously, I'd been using an old clamshell iBook. Anyway, I've noticed that, in my Powerbook's Airport menu, there's an option that hadn't been...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 11, 2004 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
NetNewsWire Lite isn't open source so far as I... 466 Views / 8 Replies  
NetNewsWire Lite isn't open source so far as I know, but it is free.
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 11, 2004 at 06:01 PM, in Applications
Look on Versiontracker or Macupdate for an app... 813 Views / 7 Replies  
Look on Versiontracker or Macupdate for an app called DVDBackup. It'll copy the DVD files to your hard drive for you. Then, just open the DVD Player app, hit command-o and open the folder you backed...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 11, 2004 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have six smart playlists (including the... 800 Views / 32 Replies  
I have six smart playlists (including the included Top 25 and Recently played, plus one for songs I've given five stars, one for songs I haven't played yet, one for songs I have played, and one for...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 10, 2004 at 01:44 PM, in Applications
Even the iMacs haven't been colored for two... 1,761 Views / 24 Replies  
Even the iMacs haven't been colored for two years, though.

Anyway, Apple's multi-colored products (G3 iMac, iPod mini, clamshell iBook) have generally been consumer products, not pro. Except for...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 7, 2004 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Drawers can be useful in my opinion (Mail.app's... 73,195 Views / 787 Replies  
Drawers can be useful in my opinion (Mail.app's drawer works quite nicely for me), but to use a drawer for web browser just takes up too much space, and I don't see how it's any better than using...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 1, 2004 at 12:11 AM, in Applications
Interesting; XBattery lists my capacity as... 6,758 Views / 96 Replies  
Interesting; XBattery lists my capacity as 4.200Ah, and my charge as 4.055Ah. Meanwhile, my battery menu says that (a) my charge is 96%, and (b) my battery is fully charged.

Is this sort of...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 18, 2003 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Forced eject in a 15" Albook? 585 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks! Good thing to know.
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 18, 2003 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Pardon my ignorance, but how do you find your... 6,758 Views / 96 Replies  
Pardon my ignorance, but how do you find your battery's capacity in Ah?
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 17, 2003 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Forced eject in a 15" Albook? 585 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi -

I have a stubborn CD in my slot loading drive that refuses to be ejected. It's a blank CD-R - I started to burn it, but realized I was burning the wrong thing, so cancelled. It's not showing...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 17, 2003 at 09:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
.Mac members on iChat buddy list 513 Views / 1 Replies  
A friend of mine uses iChat with a .Mac address rather than a regular AIM screenname. I'm able to chat with her just fine, but her name doesn't show up on my buddy list. In my Address Book, I have...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 9, 2003 at 11:06 PM, in Applications
I actually tried this the other day - I recently... 1,060 Views / 18 Replies  
I actually tried this the other day - I recently replaced my clamshell iBook with a new Powerbook. The Powerbook has 64 MB RAM built in, and a 256 MB chip, so I removed the chip just to see how slow...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 9, 2003 at 12:17 AM, in Mac OS X
Go ahead and install it. Although versions for OS... 3,143 Views / 53 Replies  
Go ahead and install it. Although versions for OS 9 and earlier installed lots of crap, the OS X version is fairly harmless. As I recall, it's all self-contained within the app.
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 5, 2003 at 01:29 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't ever recall noticing the fan. It's... 847 Views / 14 Replies  
I don't ever recall noticing the fan. It's probably come on (and it does get rather hot), but it's not loud enough to be distracting. Of course, I do often play music on my computer, so that would...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 3, 2003 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well yeah, but it's uneven - it closes quite... 438 Views / 2 Replies  
Well yeah, but it's uneven - it closes quite snugly on the left side, but on the right side there's a gap.

I'm sure it's probably nothing - my old clamshell iBook survived three years of my abuse...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 3, 2003 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Squeaky case (15 inch Albook) 438 Views / 2 Replies  
I got a 15 inch Combo Drive Albook about a month ago, and unlike some on this forum, mine has been great. I do have one small concern with the case, though. The lower right hand corner (the area of...
Posted by jcb9, on Dec 3, 2003 at 04:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Or replace the CD drive. You can get a new one on... 401 Views / 8 Replies  
Or replace the CD drive. You can get a new one on places like pbparts.com.
Posted by jcb9, on Jun 21, 2003 at 04:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Mac OS X. Almost 2 years now and I'm very dissapointed. 1,605 Views / 37 Replies  
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Aside from the fact that neither iChat and Safai have been out for anything close to two years, I have to say that I don't have these problems at all. I don't use iChat (I prefer Adium), but...
Posted by jcb9, on Jun 21, 2003 at 04:03 AM, in Mac OS X
I tried downloading this program, but it seemed... 1,628 Views / 33 Replies  
I tried downloading this program, but it seemed to be missing something extremely basic in a word processor: indention of paragraphs. In AppleWorks and every other word processor I've ever used,...
Posted by jcb9, on Mar 18, 2003 at 01:50 AM, in Applications
Re: My extemporaneous thoughts on the matter... 3,328 Views / 76 Replies  
Err, if you want that, just don't put anything in the Dock. Then, you'll have nothing there but running apps. Well, and the Finder and Trash, of course.

Personally, I like using the Dock as a...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 24, 2003 at 04:02 PM, in Mac OS X
From http://www.apple.com/ilife/ - "How to... 2,080 Views / 29 Replies  
From http://www.apple.com/ilife/ -

"How to get iLife
Purchase iLife for $49.00. The package includes iTunes 3, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3 and iDVD 3 on a two disc CD and DVD-ROM set.

Downloads are...
Posted by jcb9, on Feb 5, 2003 at 03:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Blue & White G3 and Airport 1,000 Views / 14 Replies  
My parents are considering buying Airport for their home computers. However, one of their machines is a 300 MHz blue & white PowerMac G3, and since it's a fairly old machine, I'm not sure if it's...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 20, 2003 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, nevermind the last post. After posting,... 3,446 Views / 146 Replies  
Actually, nevermind the last post. After posting, it occurred to me that I hadn't tried deleting all traces of Meteorologist and reinstalling - and that worked. Duh.
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 17, 2003 at 11:21 PM, in Applications
Meteorologist has simply stopped working on my... 3,446 Views / 146 Replies  
Meteorologist has simply stopped working on my machine (300 MHz blueberry clamshell iBook, OS X 10.2.3, 320 MB RAM). When I double click on the icon, it simply doesn't launch the Meteorologist menu...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 17, 2003 at 11:15 PM, in Applications
You can also find a program on VersionTracker... 287 Views / 3 Replies  
You can also find a program on VersionTracker called Vanity Dockling, which shows your uptime in the Dock, plus tracks your record uptime. It's fairly worthless, really, but I for one like it.
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 16, 2003 at 12:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Wait, I missed this. I know you can block popups... 2,166 Views / 52 Replies  
Wait, I missed this. I know you can block popups with Safari, but how do you block banner ads?
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 13, 2003 at 07:00 PM, in Applications
Safari is definitely much faster than OmniWeb,... 668 Views / 21 Replies  
Safari is definitely much faster than OmniWeb, Chimera, or Mozilla on my 300 MHz blueberry iBook. I'd asume it's also faster than IE, but I can't say for sure, as I delted IE way back in the days of...
Posted by jcb9, on Jan 10, 2003 at 02:25 AM, in Mac OS X
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