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Yep. (for me its 3 fingers UP). I liked the hot... 4,103 Views / 126 Replies  
Yep. (for me its 3 fingers UP). I liked the hot corner but i guess the 3 finger swipe wont be too hard to get used to.

I like the pinch for launchpad, and i like launchpad too. Although i have all...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM, in Mac OS X
What upsets me is no more 2D arrangement of... 4,103 Views / 126 Replies  
What upsets me is no more 2D arrangement of desktops like old spaces used. I had 4 desktops and had specific things in each and it was easy to do a single space swap U,D,L,R or diagonally. Now i have...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:11 PM, in Mac OS X
mbp sharp edges 625 Views / 2 Replies  
WTF!? seriously. The edges are ridiculously sharp.

I wear a jumper to work and while im typing i noticed little fibres of my jumper just infront of my mbp where my sleeve touches the palm rest....
Posted by phoenix78, on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple Mail is the biggest piece of s*** software... 1,166 Views / 18 Replies  
Apple Mail is the biggest piece of s*** software ever! It is a blight on OSX.

It is always slow, always finds something to occupy 99% CPU at random points in time. It always stalls and has long...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:44 AM, in Applications
2Gb and usually around 1Gb free. 397 Views / 4 Replies  
2Gb and usually around 1Gb free.
Posted by phoenix78, on Sep 30, 2009 at 08:25 AM, in Mac OS X
I believe it is ATI RadeonX1600 250Mb. 397 Views / 4 Replies  
I believe it is ATI RadeonX1600 250Mb.
Posted by phoenix78, on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:51 AM, in Mac OS X
Graphics problem after SL on 17" MBP (CD2.16GHz) 397 Views / 4 Replies  
I hope i can explain this properly lol...

Im having an issue with the 'scale effect' graphics when you open a window after double-clicking a folder.

The graphics for this process seems to be...
Posted by phoenix78, on Sep 29, 2009 at 11:17 AM, in Mac OS X
*sigh* i still have my 'LC 575'. It came with... 2,560 Views / 61 Replies  
*sigh* i still have my 'LC 575'. It came with System 7.1 then a friend of mine a little while later bought a more recent mac and gave me his System 7.5 disc. I also upgraded my ram to a whopping...
Posted by phoenix78, on Aug 17, 2009 at 06:47 AM, in Mac OS X
It would be interesting to see the quality of... 1,821 Views / 36 Replies  
It would be interesting to see the quality of matte displays these days. I dont think many, or any laptop has them anymore...

Anyone know what the 17" matte display is like?
Posted by phoenix78, on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What i would really like to see is a redesign of... 8,152 Views / 190 Replies  
What i would really like to see is a redesign of the power brick and magsafe strain relief.

Sheesh... How much longer are they going to continue to sell that piece of crap?! I had one that melted...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jun 10, 2009 at 08:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
the highend mb FTW! they are very small and... 1,101 Views / 47 Replies  
the highend mb FTW! they are very small and thin, powerful, and stylish! I want one too but already have a mbp! Maybe ill get myself one next year :-)

Make sure you get the VGA adaptor for when...
Posted by phoenix78, on Apr 12, 2009 at 09:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Im having a really hard time using safari without... 14,465 Views / 403 Replies  
Im having a really hard time using safari without the 'blue shading' on the address bar indicating the page loading.

I dont like the interface much. I HATE the tabs!!!! ugh.

I dont notice any...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 27, 2009 at 08:29 AM, in Applications
I use Latex for all my research paper typesetting... 10,929 Views / 20 Replies  
I use Latex for all my research paper typesetting needs. But im an engineer and can handle it. Non-engineers will find it rather scary. I can then use Bibdesk along with the Texshop tools for free.
...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 24, 2009 at 08:20 AM, in Applications
The Vaio is a lovely machine but its still... 1,089 Views / 18 Replies  
The Vaio is a lovely machine but its still expensive. But, for a non-mac machine, i would go for the Dell studio-xps. At least it is a nice machine that doesnt have the pricetag of the vaio.
...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 23, 2009 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is the non user replaceable battery that big a... 4,680 Views / 126 Replies  
Is the non user replaceable battery that big a deal?

I would imagine the user swappable battery in previous models was desirable because the battery did not last so long and you could put a spare...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jan 11, 2009 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
why even have FW? They have FW800 and not 400... 6,318 Views / 79 Replies  
why even have FW? They have FW800 and not 400 even though 400 has more peripherals. But 400 is not popular enough to include in the machine? Yes i know the argument that with 800 you can also have...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jan 7, 2009 at 04:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm odd, the cpu usage has dropped right down... 1,192 Views / 3 Replies  
Hmm odd, the cpu usage has dropped right down now.

No mail activity shown. I also selected an email that has a word attachment and no unusual activity.

I reckon i'll put this down to just the...
Posted by phoenix78, on Nov 12, 2008 at 08:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Apple Mail CPU usage 1,192 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey guys,

anyone notice that Apple Mail uses a lot of CPU when running?? I have it open in a work space and a text editor in another workspace. I noticed my MBP(CD2.16) becoming rather hot. So i...
Posted by phoenix78, on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:59 AM, in Mac OS X
My MBP is about 3 yrs old now and i only have two... 6,959 Views / 27 Replies  
My MBP is about 3 yrs old now and i only have two or three small scratches on the underside. So yes it is possible to take care of a machine.

Accidents do happen though. :-)

I dont imagine any...
Posted by phoenix78, on Nov 9, 2008 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have looked at Dell (Australian) and compared... 5,887 Views / 63 Replies  
I have looked at Dell (Australian) and compared their 3 year premium warranty with Apple's. Dell was about $20 more expensive. So, i used to think that Apple was ripping us off for the expensive...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Would have liked to see more usb ports (1 or 2... 16,743 Views / 514 Replies  
Would have liked to see more usb ports (1 or 2 more), card reader, the adapter cables for vga actually included free, and remote control free.

Would also liked to see possibility to remove the...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just think that the extra price you pay in a... 3,550 Views / 51 Replies  
I just think that the extra price you pay in a mbp pays off in the long run and mbp owners probably realise this 2 years later. Its not obvious at purchase time when say, a Dell or a HP, is brand...
Posted by phoenix78, on May 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM, in Mac OS X
I find "very few" webpages that safari doesnt... 963 Views / 18 Replies  
I find "very few" webpages that safari doesnt load properly. The only issue i can recall right now is javascript? or java based pages? (not sure on the exact details of this)

In the case that i...
Posted by phoenix78, on Apr 23, 2008 at 05:42 AM, in Applications
Dont you guys have insurance for your macs... 1,810 Views / 41 Replies  
Dont you guys have insurance for your macs anyway?? I think 'driven' was very lucky with his situation. Not usual that that sort of thing happens.

Applecare does not cover accidents/theft etc......
Posted by phoenix78, on Mar 8, 2008 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Go the MBP. screen size was better (as you... 1,361 Views / 23 Replies  
Go the MBP.

screen size was better (as you wanted) and it also has a dedicated graphics card and the fancy new touchpad. And you get the aluminium casing, better speakers, glowing keyboard. You...
Posted by phoenix78, on Mar 3, 2008 at 06:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Reading around here or on another mac site that... 1,195 Views / 18 Replies  
Reading around here or on another mac site that has a 'buyers guide' is a good way to keep in touch with release rumours.

Even this update is a tough one because there is gonna be another bigger...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 29, 2008 at 07:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This update is a deal-maker for me :D i have... 3,523 Views / 57 Replies  
This update is a deal-maker for me :D i have been waiting for this one. Top end stock 15" for me thank you very much :)

Im coming off a 17" MBP 2.16GHz CD. It has cpu whine, buzzing fan, and a HD...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
it would also be lovely to get a 320Gb HD option... 1,593 Views / 17 Replies  
it would also be lovely to get a 320Gb HD option as well as the processor upgrade.

250Gb is nice for a single OS but Bootcamp makes it look rather humble. Dell has a 320Gb 2.5" option so heres...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 8, 2008 at 07:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
guys... dont forget to electrically ground... 761 Views / 12 Replies  
guys...

dont forget to electrically ground yourself!! you can damage a whole bunch of stuff if you discharge some static onto your ram or your logic board.

get a wire wristband that is attached...
Posted by phoenix78, on Feb 8, 2008 at 06:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Running it now... I must say it is A LOT... 1,414 Views / 35 Replies  
Running it now... I must say it is A LOT faster!!! I have a 40pg paper i wrote with diagrams and tables and lots of text and i am easily scrolling through the pages. very smooth. Nice one MS!!
...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:50 AM, in Applications
A normal MacBook would suit me as an ultra... 6,978 Views / 251 Replies  
A normal MacBook would suit me as an ultra portable. Just much better specs and price.

MBA is simply good for a novelty and the wealthy.

But kudos anyway. Its a nice machine. If i got given one...
Posted by phoenix78, on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If studyig CS at university then its best to... 388 Views / 12 Replies  
If studyig CS at university then its best to master the language that you will be using in your course. dont waste time learning stuff you wont be using. I did electrical eng and comp sci at uni and...
Posted by phoenix78, on Dec 22, 2007 at 02:35 AM, in Developer Center
I recommend learning some 'event driven'... 658 Views / 21 Replies  
I recommend learning some 'event driven' principles of design. this will help you write GUI based applications. Finite State Machines or Finite State Automata is a good way to thik about event driven...
Posted by phoenix78, on Dec 22, 2007 at 02:27 AM, in Developer Center
They will probably tell you that you cant do... 353 Views / 6 Replies  
They will probably tell you that you cant do anything about it. but ask about the return policy. is there a restocking fee?

You just have to pray you dont get any dead pixels. MBP have been dead...
Posted by phoenix78, on Dec 21, 2007 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
bigger is always better. if you think you... 1,438 Views / 9 Replies  
bigger is always better.

if you think you will regret not having more vram then get the 256.

I dont think you can completely ignore the fact that you get a little bit bigger HD and slightly...
Posted by phoenix78, on Nov 27, 2007 at 08:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
windows in leopard moving under menu bar 270 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey guys,

I have a strange behaviour to report/ask about.

Sometimes when i open a window for a usb drive or opening an application i can move the window so that the top part of it can go under...
Posted by phoenix78, on Nov 22, 2007 at 05:53 PM, in Mac OS X
I do have time machine but i take it out alot. ... 773 Views / 4 Replies  
I do have time machine but i take it out alot.

hmmm.... when i have my holiday i may reinstall everything. im just not impressed with Leopard at the moment... Tiger was better in terms of...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 31, 2007 at 08:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yup... i have that too.... i open iCal and it... 276 Views / 4 Replies  
yup... i have that too.... i open iCal and it goes to 31... but close it and it goes back to 30th.
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 31, 2007 at 04:56 AM, in Mac OS X
MBP battery life with Leopard 773 Views / 4 Replies  
Just curious... what is everyones battery life with Leopard? mine is very much reduced... by about an hour or so...

And my mac runs ALOT hotter. My fans come on quite often even when not doing...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 31, 2007 at 04:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
STM brand is fantastic IMO. Very stylish and... 306 Views / 5 Replies  
STM brand is fantastic IMO. Very stylish and great products. I own an STM backpack with the middle compartment a dedicated laptop compartment.

Krumpler is another very good brand... a little on...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 21, 2007 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Those kinds of words are bad karma. you know that... 3,933 Views / 41 Replies  
Those kinds of words are bad karma. you know that right? such passion over wallpaper/desktop lol.

I dont mind the green grass and the aurora ones... i wouldnt keep em as a desktop for more than a...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 17, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Port Forwarding for the SMC WBR14-G... 2,193 Views / 50 Replies  
Port Forwarding for the SMC WBR14-G (http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/SMC/WBR14-G/Azureus.htm)

Here ya go.

This is a link on the web that gives instructions with pics on...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 16, 2007 at 07:40 AM, in Applications
Can you try to 'reset safari' from the menu? ... 9,472 Views / 11 Replies  
Can you try to 'reset safari' from the menu? Could be a settings thing.

My hotmail works just fine with Safari.

Why are you using Firefox on mac? Should use Camino. much nicer and practically...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 16, 2007 at 07:22 AM, in Applications
Can you enlighten us on how to do this then? I... 2,339 Views / 50 Replies  
Can you enlighten us on how to do this then? I would like to know :)
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 16, 2007 at 07:14 AM, in Applications
I have found the openoffice and similar to be... 2,339 Views / 50 Replies  
I have found the openoffice and similar to be horrible... performance is way too bad...

I think Pages is largely a disappointment!

It does not allow for captioning figures!!!!! this is the...
Posted by phoenix78, on Oct 14, 2007 at 11:01 AM, in Applications
Ahhh yes. I have just googled "Stuffit crashing... 286 Views / 3 Replies  
Ahhh yes. I have just googled "Stuffit crashing finder" and there is indeed an issue.

Looks like i gotta uninstall it and wait for an update :)

Tnx Chuckit. Good catch!

rob.
Posted by phoenix78, on Sep 22, 2007 at 12:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey Chuckit, yes i have stuffit in the menu.... 286 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey Chuckit,

yes i have stuffit in the menu. Are there any known issues with it?

rob.
Posted by phoenix78, on Sep 22, 2007 at 12:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Folder opening after right clicking multiple times 286 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey guys,

I have a strange problem with a folder opening after i perform a few right clicks... about 4 right clicks. It doesnt matter what im doing. The current finder window is replaced with the...
Posted by phoenix78, on Sep 22, 2007 at 12:21 AM, in Mac OS X
ummm i have look at that picture and that is NOT... 794 Views / 22 Replies  
ummm i have look at that picture and that is NOT a BUMP. If it were a bump it would be indented... It is not indented but rather it looks like someone tried to pry it open at that location... So it...
Posted by phoenix78, on Aug 26, 2007 at 03:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Has anyone tried numbers? Can you do with it what... 5,458 Views / 62 Replies  
Has anyone tried numbers? Can you do with it what you can do in excel? like serious work/scientific stuff and not just small-time financial stuff for everyday people.

rob.
Posted by phoenix78, on Aug 8, 2007 at 08:55 AM, in Applications
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