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Thank you kindly Spheric Harlot that did it. 637 Views / 15 Replies  
Thank you kindly Spheric Harlot that did it.
Posted by porrid, on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes Spheric Harlot, the Downloads folder itself... 637 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes Spheric Harlot, the Downloads folder itself missing in the dock, it simply shows icons the recent downloads kind of like one behind the other and thus is just not showing the folder icon in the...
Posted by porrid, on Sep 2, 2014 at 08:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Thank you kindly akent35 Although... 637 Views / 15 Replies  
Thank you kindly
akent35

Although everything id set back to factory settings except, and I didn't mention this before, the folder icon for downloads folder is still missing, but really that's...
Posted by porrid, on Sep 2, 2014 at 07:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Aye akent35 I ran the locking dock script. I'm... 637 Views / 15 Replies  
Aye akent35 I ran the locking dock script. I'm guessing that was the wrong thing to do?

Perhaps I ought to have done what Doc HM suggested, only I wasn't quite sure where that file was!
Posted by porrid, on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Yikes I think my system is really floored. ... 637 Views / 15 Replies  
Yikes I think my system is really floored.

Having run the suggested script, the result was truly unexpected - it opened a folder in my Applications folder and highlighted a file I were recently...
Posted by porrid, on Sep 1, 2014 at 09:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Aye, Spheric Harlot try as I might the dock... 637 Views / 15 Replies  
Aye, Spheric Harlot try as I might the dock becomes immobile or freezes when trying to do this. And P there is no facility in 10.6 to lock the dock.

A friend recently suggested that there is a...
Posted by porrid, on Sep 1, 2014 at 02:48 AM, in Mac OS X
Applications folder issue 637 Views / 15 Replies  
I asked the Apple Help menu:
how to get Applications folder into dock

no results even remotely applicable as an answer 

Earlier, foolishly perhaps I allowed a friend access to my computer...
Posted by porrid, on Aug 30, 2014 at 03:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Thank you Thorzdad, I always manually update my... 903 Views / 2 Replies  
Thank you Thorzdad, I always manually update my podcasts rather frequently. So it's pretty dam crazy, that Apple or the iTunes software marking all the podcasts I listen to and watch the most...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM, in Applications
iTunes not updating latest available podcasts 903 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm an avid user of iTunes both for music and podcasts, but since the installation to the latest iTunes update, 6 different podcasts now have a circled exclamation marks next to the titles and none...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:38 PM, in Applications
Sure reader50 I understand that. My inquiry is... 531 Views / 5 Replies  
Sure reader50 I understand that. My inquiry is seeking to know whether the optical port inside the 3.5 analog needs a specifically designed cable like the ones used for Macbook Pros?
Posted by porrid, on May 5, 2014 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
S/PDIF Optical Digital Audio Input: question 531 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm interested in knowing if the iMac 2007 Digital Audio port (S/PDIF Optical Digital Audio Input:) can accommodate a standard optical cable or if it needs the special one made for Macbook Pro, it...
Posted by porrid, on May 4, 2014 at 08:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Seeking advice on running Carbon Copy Cloner 469 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm preparing to make cloned copy of my computers drive and OS, but it would be invaluable to know about a few things before I begin.

Do I disconnect the computer from the internet?

Ought I...
Posted by porrid, on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:37 PM, in Applications
Aye Moderator, although Apple is yet to... 431 Views / 6 Replies  
Aye Moderator, although Apple is yet to officially announce not issuing any more support for Snow Leopard, I do realise it's on the cards as is evident by a continuing number of Mac blogs publish...
Posted by porrid, on Apr 2, 2014 at 01:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Thank you Spheric Harlot that's really important... 431 Views / 6 Replies  
Thank you Spheric Harlot that's really important to know.

I wondered if it's critically important that Mavericks needs 4 gig of ram to run smoothly?
Presently I have 3gig
Posted by porrid, on Mar 30, 2014 at 01:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Issues about upgrading 10.6 to 10.9 on 2007 iMac 431 Views / 6 Replies  
I own an iMac released 2007 purchased in 2008 running Snow Leopard and I'm worried about updating to Mavericks without first getting an opportunity to read the usual read me file.

More importantly...
Posted by porrid, on Mar 29, 2014 at 08:40 AM, in Mac OS X
I purchased my iMac early 2008 and have had much... 385 Views / 2 Replies  
I purchased my iMac early 2008 and have had much more than a fair share of issues with it, but has for 18 months been working well.

I think perhaps the issue is more to do with the Chromium...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 23, 2014 at 09:55 PM, in Applications
Was it the Chromium browser or a display malfunction? 385 Views / 2 Replies  
After logging out of gmail last night I clicked on another Pinned Tab, suddenly my display turned black and remained so for 4-5 seconds before returning to normal.

It didn't affect iTunes, music...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 22, 2014 at 08:42 PM, in Applications
Thank you mindwaves Spheric Harlot that's great. 436 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you mindwaves Spheric Harlot that's great.
Posted by porrid, on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:49 PM, in Mac OS X
I doubt I can call Apple Support I'm 2 years... 436 Views / 5 Replies  
I doubt I can call Apple Support I'm 2 years beyond the Apple Care plan!

The login window simply says in red below the password space "All passwords must be 8 characters and numbers". Typing in my...
Posted by porrid, on Dec 4, 2013 at 08:48 PM, in Mac OS X
How does one overcome an Apple ID issue? 436 Views / 5 Replies  
I have not until yesterday used or logged into Apple via my Apple ID and discovered I'm unable to, since the new password requirement is 8 characters and numerals and I only have 6. How ought I...
Posted by porrid, on Dec 3, 2013 at 07:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Crikey, thanks P 224 Views / 2 Replies  
Crikey, thanks P
Posted by porrid, on Dec 3, 2013 at 07:07 PM, in Applications
Anyone familiar with installing ImageMagik? 224 Views / 2 Replies  
Upon seeing this help video (https://revision3.com/tekzillabites/imagemagick-command-line-photo-editing) of the powerful qualities of using ImageMagik.

I downloaded the app from here...
Posted by porrid, on Dec 1, 2013 at 09:37 PM, in Applications
Whoops, sorry yes I meant to say gigs. I guess... 634 Views / 6 Replies  
Whoops, sorry yes I meant to say gigs. I guess it's no wonder this issue has been ignored or viewed with some skepticism.

I think my only alternative available is to physically take my machine...
Posted by porrid, on Mar 31, 2013 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Time Machine Error loop issue 634 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a 500meg external hard drive set up in two partitions
the first partition is 120meg the second is 370meg.

I discovered through use that I needed to regularly erase Time Machine
then...
Posted by porrid, on Mar 20, 2013 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Aye, yes your right DVD, but it was the DVD... 553 Views / 6 Replies  
Aye, yes your right DVD, but it was the DVD player preferences I neglected to alter that has done the trick thanks, Spheric Harlot.

And yes I run the old Snow Leopard, call me old fashioned if you...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 25, 2013 at 06:03 AM, in Applications
How to stop iDVD from starting up? 553 Views / 6 Replies  
After loading a DVD into my iMac, iDVD automatically starts up if I either cancel or quit the app the software automatically ejects the DVD. I'd like to know if there is away of preventing iDVD from...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 22, 2013 at 12:28 AM, in Applications
Ok, ibook_steve, thank you. Since other... 229 Views / 5 Replies  
Ok, ibook_steve, thank you.

Since other issues are becoming evident, like Preview quitting each time I'm trying to save a pdf version of a jpeg or my Time Machine external Firewire 400 port no...
Posted by porrid, on Sep 26, 2012 at 07:28 PM, in Applications
The app I improperly trashed directly out of my... 229 Views / 5 Replies  
The app I improperly trashed directly out of my Applications folder was VirtualBox.

It's one of those apps that requires your Admin password in order to install it. I learned this after...
Posted by porrid, on Sep 22, 2012 at 07:47 PM, in Applications
Trashed installed App 229 Views / 5 Replies  
Oh my dog! I've made an utterly stupid mistake.

I trashed an installed app without following proper procedure and it's seriously affecting everything !

Is there a method of recovery for 10.6 ?
Posted by porrid, on Sep 18, 2012 at 02:46 PM, in Applications
Thank you kindly for all your feedback. Its... 709 Views / 24 Replies  
Thank you kindly for all your feedback. Its mighty helpful knowing the issues of SSD's. I was looking at the prospect of a hard drive swap over at some time in the possible near future, in the light...
Posted by porrid, on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
SSD performance yards or is that metres ? 709 Views / 24 Replies  
Interested to know if SSD Drives are proving to be worthy, in the light of swapping out a hard drive from an iMac ?
Posted by porrid, on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Eureka thank you kindly MacNNUK, thank you for... 853 Views / 5 Replies  
Eureka thank you kindly MacNNUK, thank you for clearing that up.
The App worked flawlessly.

As an interesting aside, the Redmond site clearly shows most make users sticking with OSX.6, and I...
Posted by porrid, on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Thank you MacNNUK, I'm aware of this software. I... 853 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you MacNNUK, I'm aware of this software. I used it for a while after which it gave me the pip since it kept on popping up with messages.

All I would really like to do for the moment is trash...
Posted by porrid, on Apr 12, 2012 at 07:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Flashback Trojan still seems prevalent ? 853 Views / 5 Replies  
On the back of last weeks announcement of the 'Flashback trojan'
I read today it appears to be back, or no ?
BBC News is currently carrying this story (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17675314)...
Posted by porrid, on Apr 12, 2012 at 01:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Safari just completely seized trying to load this... 459 Views / 5 Replies  
Safari just completely seized trying to load this page (http://entanglement.gopherwoodstudios.com/light), whereas Firefox loaded in less than 3 seconds ?
Posted by porrid, on Jan 11, 2012 at 07:06 AM, in Applications
Thanks guys that I ought to be enough to check... 776 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks guys that I ought to be enough to check out.
Posted by porrid, on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:39 PM, in iPhone Apps
During many visits by an Apple-Care engineer, to... 459 Views / 5 Replies  
During many visits by an Apple-Care engineer, to replace an unholy number of failed DVD drives, I was also encountering this issue with Safari, and I put it to him that my iMac's 3 meg of Ram perhaps...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:36 PM, in Applications
Thanks, but my friends need an app to type into... 776 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, but my friends need an app to type into and save individual files.
Posted by porrid, on Jan 8, 2012 at 08:01 PM, in iPhone Apps
Strange hold ups with Safari and iTunes 459 Views / 5 Replies  
Safari was until 3 months ago my preferred browser, but since then it's behaved irrationally. The most annoying issue is after returning to some opened web pages after say half an hour spent...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 8, 2012 at 07:57 PM, in Applications
Writing Apps ? 776 Views / 7 Replies  
As yet I've not yet got any of the i-devices or even a smartphone for that matter, but I always find myself in the mostly social position of recommending devices apps and software's. More recently I...
Posted by porrid, on Jan 8, 2012 at 07:33 PM, in iPhone Apps
Update Worth noting that the Firewire... 458 Views / 2 Replies  
Update

Worth noting that the Firewire External hard disk (partitioned into Time Machine and Other) were present in the Sidebar before the Update.

Also worth noting that after the update the...
Posted by porrid, on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:47 AM, in Mac OS X
External disks not showing in the Finder after latest Security Update? 458 Views / 2 Replies  
Upon restarting my iMac this morning and after the latest Security Update, (for Snow Leopard) the Sidebar of the Finder or Folder window neglects to show my Firewire External hard disks although the...
Posted by porrid, on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorry for being a nonce but I'm not quite with... 352 Views / 5 Replies  
Sorry for being a nonce but I'm not quite with you ?
Posted by porrid, on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:54 AM, in Mac OS X
I've been trying to run it from within the... 2,082 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been trying to run it from within the internet, largely because I'm unable to use the the DVD drive. More about that here...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Technical system question 352 Views / 5 Replies  
Would there be an actual log record somewhere in my system, that would show or indicate when ever an Apple Technician opened my machine to repair or replace something ?
Posted by porrid, on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:26 AM, in Mac OS X
Thank you Waragainstsleep, although I have the... 2,082 Views / 7 Replies  
Thank you Waragainstsleep, although I have the aluminum 2007 model it's helpful to hear of that possibility.

Nevertheless, I searched throughout the Apple support pages to see if the likely-hood...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 30, 2011 at 02:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
No Spheric Harlot, clapping loudly in front of... 2,082 Views / 7 Replies  
No Spheric Harlot, clapping loudly in front of the microphone registers zilch and yes Oreocookie I have that open and it is chosen.

I'm beginning to wonder if this issue is related to my broken...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Issue with Built-in microphone in iMac 2,082 Views / 7 Replies  
What's the best way to test if the built-in microphone in an iMac is working or not ?

I recently got skype but my callers are unable to hear me. The Input volume of the Internal microphone is at...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 29, 2011 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Almost 6 months, ok, thanks I will, but I suppose... 1,174 Views / 9 Replies  
Almost 6 months, ok, thanks I will, but I suppose I'll have to think stronger than the loaded pessimism that exists about the ozzie arm of applecare. In the mean time though I wish could stop the...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 28, 2011 at 07:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
No such hole exists in the machine I own, the... 1,174 Views / 9 Replies  
No such hole exists in the machine I own, the slot itself is like a pair of closed lips.

During some of the visits the Apple technician made he used a thin bladed knife to try on one or two...
Posted by porrid, on Jul 28, 2011 at 02:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
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