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Ah, but combine that with this little bit by... 2,321 Views / 44 Replies  
Ah, but combine that with this little bit by moki: http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002118&p=5

posted a month and a half ago (long before the NMR report). ...
Posted by RichardS, on Sep 14, 2002 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
laptop trackpads in linux 247 Views / 0 Replies  
Someone has suggested to me that Yellow Dog Linux allows you to use scroll regions on laptop trackpads.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? I would like to know if it is possible, since it might...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 27, 2002 at 06:35 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
As one of the Chimera developers... we've talked... 1,080 Views / 26 Replies  
As one of the Chimera developers... we've talked about hacking out the Cocoa-embedded version of Gecko to create a general HTML Rendering framework for others to use. I don't know if this is going...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 15, 2002 at 12:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Guys, I need the address of a server that you... 692 Views / 6 Replies  
Guys, I need the address of a server that you can't connect to with FB. Any server.

Just so I can confirm that the problem is something on your machines/networks, rather than an incompatability...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 7, 2002 at 08:17 PM, in Applications
Wow, there is a LOT of FUD out there about this. ... 765 Views / 10 Replies  
Wow, there is a LOT of FUD out there about this. IF it happens, it will simply be that OS 9 will not be updated to run on newly released hardware, whatever that may be come January. If it already...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 4, 2002 at 03:07 PM, in Mac OS X
I like my desktop simple. The dock is small and... 22,289 Views / 667 Replies  
I like my desktop simple. The dock is small and hidden along the bottom, and I'm running LiteSwitchX and LaunchBar (neither of which you can see).
...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 3, 2002 at 07:01 PM, in Mac OS X
uh cipher... OS X's default encryption tools... 315 Views / 11 Replies  
uh cipher...

OS X's default encryption tools include AES, RC4, and Blowfish (among others).

If those arn't worth using, then there isn't anything worth using.
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 31, 2002 at 03:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Clicking on the app icon in the dock will bring... 312 Views / 3 Replies  
Clicking on the app icon in the dock will bring every window for that app forward.

Option-clicking on the dock (or on another app window) will switch to that other app, and hide the one you were...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 25, 2002 at 02:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Aye, the source of the confusion is that I... 309 Views / 5 Replies  
Aye, the source of the confusion is that I downloaded with Chimera, which (doesn't yet) automatically expand .bin files.

When using any other browser, .bin files are automatically expanded by the...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 20, 2002 at 10:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Before people freak out too much, there are some... 499 Views / 41 Replies  
Before people freak out too much, there are some really good reasons for keeping APIs secret.

Namely, if you publish them, you have to support them. Since the API is private, Apple is free to...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 20, 2002 at 10:03 PM, in Mac OS X
False alarm... Of course, the most likely... 309 Views / 5 Replies  
False alarm...

Of course, the most likely possibility of all, I screwed up <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

The posted checksum is for the dmg file. The download is...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 20, 2002 at 09:53 PM, in Mac OS X
July 18 Security Update Warning 309 Views / 5 Replies  
Ok, my software update app is showing the July 18 Security Update. I downloaded it manually to compare the update checksum to the one listed on Apple.com.

They do not match.

Apple's listed <a...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 20, 2002 at 09:50 PM, in Mac OS X
How will you watch the keynote? 391 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, how? :)
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 17, 2002 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It may not be hinting. The instant-on movies may... 490 Views / 22 Replies  
It may not be hinting. The instant-on movies may (or may not) need special hinting, but they almost certainly need special server software. look for instant-on options in Quicktime Streaming Server...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 16, 2002 at 09:33 PM, in Mac OS X
I recall that there was a SEPARATE instant-on... 490 Views / 22 Replies  
I recall that there was a SEPARATE instant-on gallery, in addition to the mpeg4 one. The tracks had to be specially hinted for instant-on to work. That would probably be why it isn't working for...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 16, 2002 at 06:10 PM, in Mac OS X
In short, the syntax is 'ln -s Filename LinkName'... 1,893 Views / 17 Replies  
In short, the syntax is 'ln -s Filename LinkName'

read the ln manual page for more info.
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 14, 2002 at 09:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, the easy solution is to rename the... 1,893 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, the easy solution is to rename the ".StickiesDatabase" to "StickiesDatabase" (without the leading period), and then create a symlink at .StickiesDatabase pointing to the real file.
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 14, 2002 at 06:00 PM, in Mac OS X
I sometimes have all 3 of my accounts mounted. ... 751 Views / 4 Replies  
I sometimes have all 3 of my accounts mounted.

Hit cmd+k in the finder, or choose Connect to Server from the Go menu.

From there, in the address field, type
afp://idisk.mac.com/ if you want to...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 8, 2002 at 03:04 PM, in Mac OS X
DMG images don't have to be compressed... 314 Views / 5 Replies  
DMG images don't have to be compressed separately, they're safe for internet transport as-is (no resource fork), so it's an easy and free way to preserve both Mac and Unix metadata (icon location,...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 7, 2002 at 04:02 PM, in Mac OS X
I wouldn't look too much into the screenshots. ... 462 Views / 35 Replies  
I wouldn't look too much into the screenshots. Just think about the name for a second - 'SUB-pixel rendering'

Your computer knows where the pixels are, and will screw with the text to look good...
Posted by RichardS, on Jul 1, 2002 at 01:57 PM, in Mac OS X
You don't have to delete it, just move it out of... 351 Views / 3 Replies  
You don't have to delete it, just move it out of it's proper place. If things don't work as expected, then put it back.

As for things not working as expected, passwords can be stored in keychains...
Posted by RichardS, on Jun 29, 2002 at 01:27 PM, in Mac OS X
If you want Design by Contract, I suggest you... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
If you want Design by Contract, I suggest you look at jContractor.
http://jcontractor.sourceforge.net/

It's a 100% pure java solution, unlike some others which use JNI, so this should work on...
Posted by RichardS, on Apr 14, 2002 at 02:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Any particular reason you don't like sony? ... 367 Views / 13 Replies  
Any particular reason you don't like sony?

My big worry about the a10 is that those reviews say it doesn't perform too well in low-light situations, and has a weak flash.

The sony can do very...
Posted by RichardS, on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Looking for good low-end Digital Camera 367 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm in the market for a new digital camera, and am having trouble deciding on a model to buy.

I'm looking primarily at the Canon A10 and the Sony P30, and I would appreciate some advice.

In...
Posted by RichardS, on Feb 12, 2002 at 03:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It should be possible to move apps to your home... 280 Views / 11 Replies  
It should be possible to move apps to your home directory, and still be perfectly functional (except when other apps/the system hardcode paths... bad stuff(tm)).

Mac OS X uses the concept of...
Posted by RichardS, on Jan 27, 2002 at 06:45 PM, in Mac OS X
As nice as that would be, it simply wasn't an... 648 Views / 55 Replies  
As nice as that would be, it simply wasn't an option. Most classic apps are coded in c, where arrays are not bounds-checked. Somewhere in their code, many classic apps probably assume 31 character...
Posted by RichardS, on Dec 19, 2001 at 10:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Can you tell me if the visualizer framerate, or... 703 Views / 36 Replies  
Can you tell me if the visualizer framerate, or the visuals themselves, have improved?
Posted by RichardS, on Nov 1, 2001 at 04:12 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
And, of course, it's fairly trivial to set up... 1,155 Views / 57 Replies  
And, of course, it's fairly trivial to set up ipfw to deny all UDP broadcasts on port 2222, so any other copies of office will never respond. Problem Solved.

As much as I dislike piracy, for home...
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 28, 2001 at 10:26 PM, in Applications
And, of course, it's fairly trivial to set up... 512 Views / 46 Replies  
And, of course, it's fairly trivial to set up ipfw to deny all UDP broadcasts on port 2222, so any other copies of office will never respond. Problem Solved.

As much as I dislike piracy, for home...
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 28, 2001 at 10:26 PM, in Mac OS X
PCI Ethernet Cards 338 Views / 4 Replies  
I need to add a second ethernet port to my beige G3, and was wondering if anyone out there who has a PCI Ethernet card in their computer that works under 10.1 can respond.

In short, I'm trying to...
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 26, 2001 at 11:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Supported ethernet cards 257 Views / 0 Replies  
I really need to add a second ethernet port to my beige G3 running 10.1, so I can get some other machines online via NAT. (my dorms only allow you to have one computer online)

Can anyone suggest...
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 25, 2001 at 04:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Nope, no build to order for me. I ordered a... 778 Views / 47 Replies  
Nope, no build to order for me. I ordered a stock Combo version.

My father is sending me 128mb of ram he pulled out of his iBook to hold me over until I can afford a 512 chip, so I'll only have...
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 19, 2001 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Heh, I'm happier now. SHIPPED! early this... 778 Views / 47 Replies  
Heh, I'm happier now.

SHIPPED! early this morning.

Right now, it's somewhere in the air between taiwan and alaska.
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 19, 2001 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
doctre, it could be worse. I got a shipment... 778 Views / 47 Replies  
doctre, it could be worse.

I got a shipment notification, and was in instant euphoria. Only after shooting off an email to someone else that my ibook was on the way did I realize that it was a...
Posted by RichardS, on Oct 19, 2001 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The reason that many USB floppy drives work and... 866 Views / 32 Replies  
The reason that many USB floppy drives work and the built in ones don't is that in most cases OS X neither knows nor cares what kind of drive is hooked into that USB support.

All OS X cares about...
Posted by RichardS, on Sep 9, 2001 at 02:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Hmm, something that I would like to see cleared... 596 Views / 43 Replies  
Hmm, something that I would like to see cleared up:

I always heard that OS X uses gcc, but when I actually tried to manually compile a quickie HelloWorld.c file from the command line, I found that...
Posted by RichardS, on Sep 8, 2001 at 06:13 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm a cheap bastard :D 694 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm a cheap bastard :D
Posted by RichardS, on Sep 7, 2001 at 03:06 AM, in Mac OS X
I haven't noticed too much of a speed difference... 885 Views / 74 Replies  
I haven't noticed too much of a speed difference between optimized and debugging versions of the same code. If I recall correctly, at WWDC apple said you usually got something in the range of a...
Posted by RichardS, on Sep 7, 2001 at 02:59 AM, in Mac OS X
The Intel Indeo video codecs have not been ported... 371 Views / 5 Replies  
The Intel Indeo video codecs have not been ported to OS X. Without them, OS X cannot play any AVIs. Even OS 9 couldn't play some newer avi formats.

It's unlikely they will ever be ported, since...
Posted by RichardS, on Sep 5, 2001 at 01:32 AM, in Mac OS X
I only know how to do it in ObjectiveC. Figuring... 344 Views / 1 Replies  
I only know how to do it in ObjectiveC. Figuring out the java calls shouldn't be hard.

You want to look in NSEvent and NSApplication.

if ([[NSApp currentEvent] modifiers] == NSControlKeyMask)...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 31, 2001 at 11:43 PM, in Developer Center
That really depends on the school you are... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
That really depends on the school you are attending.

There are really 2 kinds Computer Science schools, those that focus on windows (boo! hiss!) and those that focus on UNIX. Will you find one...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 31, 2001 at 10:36 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Um, I don't think the standard unix commands... 445 Views / 18 Replies  
Um, I don't think the standard unix commands should be altered. They work as is. If you want to keep the metadata and resource forks, then use CpMac. It isn't any harder at all. If you are really...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 30, 2001 at 02:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Double Post [ 08-30-2001: Message edited by:... 545 Views / 45 Replies  
Double Post

[ 08-30-2001: Message edited by: RichardS ]
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 30, 2001 at 01:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Good god... By the time I got home, I was... 545 Views / 45 Replies  
Good god... By the time I got home, I was willing to kill for a steak...

It was nothing short of vegan heaven. I think the extent of the meat available were some mystery sandwich meats.

Of...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 30, 2001 at 01:22 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm back again... (so soon?) I've been... 443 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm back again... (so soon?)

I've been really thinking about this, and I think Apple has put a lot more thought into file typing than any of us realize...

Lets go back and apply Apple's...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 22, 2001 at 12:27 AM, in Mac OS X
You totally missed the point. I think apple... 443 Views / 21 Replies  
You totally missed the point.

I think apple is trying to come up with a metadata solution that doesn't requires HFS+, or the special features of any particular file system.

Anyhow, on to your...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 21, 2001 at 11:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah, don't be so fast (: I'm sure you've all... 443 Views / 21 Replies  
Ah, don't be so fast (:

I'm sure you've all noticed the application pane in the Finder's Get Info window. From there, you can set the default app to open a file of that type, or individually...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 21, 2001 at 10:00 PM, in Mac OS X
I've read through this thread a couple times, but... 1,934 Views / 110 Replies  
I've read through this thread a couple times, but am not quite sure what you are planning for the mac version.

Are you just writing a simple front end to reencode a divx movie file into rm or...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 19, 2001 at 02:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Folder downloads are a possibility for a future... 593 Views / 16 Replies  
Folder downloads are a possibility for a future release.

In Hotline, they are not just starting one single file download right after another ends. It works somewhat differently than normal...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 17, 2001 at 10:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Media, while I would have liked to include... 593 Views / 16 Replies  
Media, while I would have liked to include features like threaded news, I couldn't justify spending the time. I'm starting college in about a month, and once that happens, I'm betting work on FB...
Posted by RichardS, on Aug 17, 2001 at 01:02 PM, in Mac OS X
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