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OK---here's why I am upset with Adobe in this... 1,109 Views / 13 Replies  
OK---here's why I am upset with Adobe in this instance. It is irrelevant that neither Apple nor Adobe wants toe ver deal with powerPC again. TS, e;liot...there are still millions of PPC Macs and...
Posted by DewD, on Jul 10, 2011 at 05:35 PM, in Applications
thanks 1,109 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks reader and Cold--- after a lot of spelunking the web, I did find the Adobe " Older Versions " of Flash. They had---as you stated---buried it in a single folder with the heap of all Flash...
Posted by DewD, on Jul 10, 2011 at 09:22 AM, in Applications
need older Flash Player 10.1 installer 1,109 Views / 13 Replies  
Flash! Help me before I go crazy trying to find Flash Player 10.1 for my PowerPC- Tiger Mac.

Flash Player 10.1.102.64 to be precise...last version to work on PowerPC Mac

Who in hell still has...
Posted by DewD, on Jul 9, 2011 at 11:15 PM, in Applications
Cats are used up. Go to Pigs instead 11,379 Views / 58 Replies  
I think Apple has just about used up the whole Big Cat thing.

In place of, and better suiting their current demeanor, it might be time to start naming the OS after notable Pigs instead.

I say...
Posted by DewD, on May 9, 2010 at 05:54 PM, in Mac OS X
stay away from anything HP. really 1,856 Views / 13 Replies  
stay away from anything HP.

really
Posted by DewD, on Apr 24, 2010 at 02:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can't Print to PDF in Appleworks, Leopard 10.5.8 522 Views / 0 Replies  
Why would my Leopard 10.5.8 suddenly quit allowing AppleWorks docs to be Printed (Saved ) as PDF ?

The Print to PDF function still works in other applications. But I have a lot of personalized...
Posted by DewD, on Sep 19, 2009 at 01:03 PM, in Mac OS X
PithHelmet upgrade fixes Safari crashing for me 619 Views / 4 Replies  
I downloaded the new Safari 3.2 when it came out, and for the first time ever I had a genuine Apple OS-X app start crashing right and left. The only add-on / plug-in I was using was Pith Helmet,...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 28, 2008 at 09:56 AM, in Applications
New PithHelmet fixes Safari crashes 414 Views / 3 Replies  
I just downloaded the updated version of PithHelmet , v 2.8.4 , released Nov 26. It appears to resolve the issue of Safari 3.2/ 3.2.1 crashing right and left. Read on....

But here's the...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 27, 2008 at 02:59 PM, in Applications
carbonaceous 309 Views / 3 Replies  
You do know that Photoshop 7 is not a fully native Mac OS-X application. It's written in Carbon , so it would run on both OS-9 or X. When run in X it needs a gob of real RAM memory...I suspect...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 27, 2008 at 10:54 PM, in Applications
The Preview 4 version in Leopard has easy... 1,804 Views / 21 Replies  
The Preview 4 version in Leopard has easy resizing of pix now , as a basic feature.
Myself, I use Graphic Converter 6 to resize , downsize , or Save For Web. It's amazing. Best $ 35.00 I ever...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 27, 2008 at 12:05 AM, in Applications
Yer right about the new Toast ...it should've... 641 Views / 8 Replies  
Yer right about the new Toast ...it should've been a version 8.5 upgrade instead of a full-up 9 revision. Roxio is a bit greedy this time around.

Unless of course you just came on to Leopard, or...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM, in Applications
What does your Activity Monitor utility say about... 399 Views / 4 Replies  
What does your Activity Monitor utility say about CPU or Memory useage for Safari 3.1. I'm curious. I'm running S 3.1 on an even older G4 Mac and have noticed no difference from 3.04. If...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 26, 2008 at 11:55 PM, in Applications
All you need to drag into the Toast 7/8/9 window... 6,654 Views / 17 Replies  
All you need to drag into the Toast 7/8/9 window is the Video_TS folder. That's it. No .exe files , Jackets, Extras or whatever
The Audio _TS is usually superfluous , too and will be created...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 26, 2008 at 11:46 PM, in Applications
to 3GP from MP4 works 1,531 Views / 2 Replies  
I've found a solution to my own post here, about iSquint video conversions to MP4 from Flash .flv not being useable for video DVD burning in Toast.

For some reason , changing the ".mp4" file...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:03 PM, in Applications
iSquint vs. VisualHub for Mpeg4 1,531 Views / 2 Replies  
I have been using the freeware iSquint to convert .flv Flash Video , such as YouTube, to MPEG-4 in order to burn a DVD in Toast 7 . However, that no longer works. The resulting iSquint ...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 5, 2008 at 04:31 PM, in Applications
Other World Mercury 2,905 Views / 12 Replies  
I've been using a Mercury Pro external Firewire drive from Other World Computing for several months now, with Toast 7.x and the OS-X Tiger native burn software. On two different G4 Macs. It has...
Posted by DewD, on Dec 30, 2007 at 11:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bus speed 867 Views / 23 Replies  
BUT--------you cannot speed up the Bus. Mother board running a 100mhz or 133 mhz bus is a choker, no matter how fast the processor or available RAM. And PCI cards only run at 33 mhz or 64 mhz.
Posted by DewD, on Dec 30, 2007 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pith Helmet broken by 10.4.11 1,110 Views / 11 Replies  
FYI---- the 10.4.11 upgrade renders PithHelmet inoperable in the fresh version of Safari 3.0.4 it installs. No ad and banner blocking for now. This is odd, because PH was just updated a few days...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 17, 2007 at 12:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Pith Helmet brken by 10.4.11 2,996 Views / 33 Replies  
Beforer you'all get joyous over the 10.4.11 update, be it known it disable Pith Helmet in Safari. No ad blocking for now. PithHelmet Not only will it not load, the latest version 2.7 released just...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 17, 2007 at 12:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Apple's 10.6 cat is... 2,355 Views / 36 Replies  
BARNCAT.

Shows up mostly wild, with great potential , but still takes a year of care and feeding to domesticate the damn beast...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 10, 2007 at 01:03 PM, in Mac OS X
try peeking at Activity Monitor 5,921 Views / 7 Replies  
If your Mac won;t go to Sleep , run Activity Monitor and select " All Processes" and see what's happening.

I have noticed that HP scanning and photo software sometimes goes runaway. HP stuff at...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 9, 2007 at 01:07 PM, in Mac OS X
iTunes playback distortion 358 Views / 0 Replies  
I updated both iTunes and QuickTime on both my G4 Macs this week, to versions 7.3 and 7.5 via Software Update , and immediately noticed that iTunes playback was noticeably distorted , lower...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:55 PM, in Mac OS X
HP phones home ? 381 Views / 0 Replies  
This is actually a Security post. I believe Hewlett-Packard uses snoopware. My other Mac computer, the workstation with a separate HP scanner and HP printer, suddenly turned itself on all by...
Posted by DewD, on Oct 14, 2007 at 11:05 AM, in Applications
worked fine 514 Views / 2 Replies  
Original poster here:
Using Burn Folder with an external FireWire optical drive works fine. I was concerned only because the new drive ( Mercury Pro 20x DVD from OWC) did not come preinstalled...
Posted by DewD, on Oct 6, 2007 at 12:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Burn Folder used with external drive? 514 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm a big fan of Tiger's innovation of the Burn Folder . Does the burn folder only work with the Mac's primary (internal) drive...or can it be made to select an external FireWire DVD burner ?

I...
Posted by DewD, on Oct 4, 2007 at 11:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Resizing photos 376 Views / 9 Replies  
I use a snazzy little piece of freeware called---ta da! --- iResize. Incredibly simple and efficient . It will automatically Save As... so you still have your original image at original size. I...
Posted by DewD, on Oct 3, 2007 at 12:21 PM, in Applications
worked fine 2,010 Views / 5 Replies  
Original poster here:

I went ahead and did the Target Disk install onto an eMac from a G4 tower. Went very well...absolutely no issues. Then upgraded from 10.4.6 base install to latest 10.4.10 in...
Posted by DewD, on Sep 17, 2007 at 07:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Install OS-X via Target Disk Mode 2,010 Views / 5 Replies  
I need to install Tiger onto a newly acquired eMac 800 which is currently running Jaguar , and has a CD drive. My Tiger install disks are DVD ( and please don't suggest I send them and $ 10.00 to...
Posted by DewD, on Sep 17, 2007 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
iT 7.3 bomb 1,491 Views / 41 Replies  
DON'T...DOWNLOAD...IT...(yet)
You have so much to live for.
( Don;t even think about it without a full tight backup . iT 7.2 or earlier and your entire song library

iT 7.3.1 should be along...
Posted by DewD, on Jun 29, 2007 at 09:19 PM, in Applications
Original poster here: I considered the "Select... 333 Views / 9 Replies  
Original poster here: I considered the "Select All then drag to new drive " solution. Doesn't seem real feasible to do a Finder copy of an entire 8 Gig drive in one swoop like that . Would rather...
Posted by DewD, on Jun 20, 2007 at 02:25 PM, in Applications
OS9 disk cloner ? 333 Views / 9 Replies  
Looking for a simple, one-shot utility to clone an OS-9.1 system disk to a larger sized drive. It will be a boot drive...I still use one old OS 9 beige machine to run some older but vital...
Posted by DewD, on Jun 19, 2007 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
Limewire. Getting better and faster with... 1,866 Views / 17 Replies  
Limewire.
Getting better and faster with every new version ( now up to v4.13 ; go with the Pro ---it's only $ 18.00 ). Just be sure your Java is up to date, too.
Posted by DewD, on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:47 AM, in Applications
DVDRemaster does a splendid job of transcoding ... 2,677 Views / 11 Replies  
DVDRemaster does a splendid job of transcoding those hefty 8Gb Video_TS files down to fit a standard DVD 4.7 Gb disk. You'll be hard pressed to see or hear any difference.

The Pro version...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:42 AM, in Applications
I have (almost) the same question regarding... 7,355 Views / 2 Replies  
I have (almost) the same question regarding Google Earth and HP ScanPro software...to get them to use SeaMonkey for E-mail instead of their choices of Mail, Eudora, and Entourage.

Isn't it odd...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:35 AM, in Applications
If you feel like trying the Captain Jack Sparrow... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
If you feel like trying the Captain Jack Sparrow route and have your original legal serial number handy, then use the peer to peer app LimeWire to fetch an entire MSO 2004 install .dmg I noticed...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:25 AM, in Applications
Audion 3. It's all you need. Records streams ,... 444 Views / 9 Replies  
Audion 3.
It's all you need. Records streams , too. In fact , it records anything you can hear on the Mac, and many other amazing tricks. Great selection of Skins, too. And it's all free (thank you...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in Applications
Mac the Ripper, if you can find it since it was... 378 Views / 6 Replies  
Mac the Ripper, if you can find it since it was banished, will only get you halfway there if the source DVD is larger than standard single layer 4.7 Gb. Plan on using either DVD Remaster ( $ 40) or...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:06 AM, in Applications
Photoshop S/N fix 520 Views / 7 Replies  
Got a questionable copy of Photoshop CS-1. Serial number was good during the install and first few runs, but now CS-1 won't Save anything. Adobe registration server says my S/N isn't good. Any...
Posted by DewD, on Mar 28, 2007 at 04:51 PM, in Applications
change default E-mail application in Tiger ? 361 Views / 2 Replies  
I would like to tell 3rd party applications running in Tiger ---or perhaps OS-X itself----that my default E-mail program is SeaMonkey (Thunderbird/Mozilla). The only options usually presented are...
Posted by DewD, on Jan 24, 2007 at 11:15 AM, in Applications
I've got the same problem. All I can see of my... 558 Views / 4 Replies  
I've got the same problem. All I can see of my iCal alert window is the left edge , and I've missed some notifications because of it ( because I don;t hear the alert sound , either , due to music etc...
Posted by DewD, on Jan 6, 2007 at 02:22 PM, in Applications
SuperDuper worked..CarbonCopyCloner didn't 5,309 Views / 12 Replies  
Original poster here ...Dewd

I just successfully cloned my 25 Gb drive to the new 128 Gb replacement ..BUT

Carbon Copy Cloner v2.3 , my first choice, couldn't get to the end of the Cloning...
Posted by DewD, on Jan 4, 2007 at 06:57 PM, in Applications
Shuffle sound quality degraded after upgrade 690 Views / 0 Replies  
iTunes 7 auto-updated my first-gen iPod Shuffle resident software the other day . I saw no reason not to do this when it threw up the dialogue box for the upgrade to version 1.1.5 ( or was it...
Posted by DewD, on Jan 2, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
For my Slide Show needs, I am quite enamored with... 404 Views / 1 Replies  
For my Slide Show needs, I am quite enamored with Graphic Converter. Lots of options.

I use it primarily to drift thru and entire download of digital camera pix in Slide Show mode, editting as...
Posted by DewD, on Jan 2, 2007 at 02:43 PM, in Applications
Cloning my hard drive 5,309 Views / 12 Replies  
It's brain transplant time. I am very apprehensive about Cloning my 30 Gb hard drive to a new 120 Gb , using Carbon Copy Cloner 2.3 ( OS-X 10.4.8 on a Sawtooth G4 ). I'm working up the nerve to do...
Posted by DewD, on Dec 29, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Applications
Text Tool is dead in Photoshop 7 388 Views / 1 Replies  
I have lost the ability to render or even see Text in my Photoshop 7.0.1 (Sawtooth G4- OS X4.8 current).

The Dead Text Tool began acting this way shortly affter I installed HP ScanPro with a "...
Posted by DewD, on Dec 21, 2006 at 04:19 PM, in Applications
try a Radeon 9200/9250 1,447 Views / 12 Replies  
A few months ago I needed to upgrade my Sawtooth 's stock Rage 128 AGP card to a 3-D card so I could make use of Google Earth. Limited to 4X AGP config , I shopped around and found a bunch of brand...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 10, 2006 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Your Sawtooth is worth.... 826 Views / 10 Replies  
I've been using Craigslist - Bay Area ( the original ) to get ballpark prices for older Mac gear. I think eBay is too schmoozy towards the Sellers at the expense of buyers...unless of course you...
Posted by DewD, on Nov 4, 2006 at 09:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Size limit on hard drive in Sawtooth G4 ? 535 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there an upper limit to the hard drive cacpacity that a Sawtooth G4 - AGP machine will recognize ?

I've heard that 128 Gb is the max that this machine will work with , even if the installed...
Posted by DewD, on Sep 23, 2006 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Uninstaller 39,228 Views / 443 Replies  
How long will it take Apple to add an universal UNINSTALLER to OS-X ? --- a simple elegant app that logs every file in every package each time you install anything , and can scrub the system for...
Posted by DewD, on Sep 6, 2006 at 08:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Swap the Zip drive for CD/DVD in Sawtooth G4 ? 548 Views / 2 Replies  
I would like to remove the obsolete Zip drive from my Sawtooth G4 /Tiger 4.7 and install a CD/DVD Superdrive in that bay as a second optical drive , keeping the DVD-RAM drive above it. Before I...
Posted by DewD, on Sep 6, 2006 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
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