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But then again, the marketing gurus might have... 5,310 Views / 78 Replies  
But then again, the marketing gurus might have crunched the numbers and perhaps discovered that spending $$$$ on advertising OS features doesn't fly with focus groups. It might be that studies show...
Posted by adrianl, on Sep 10, 2004 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Steve Jobs Recovery (No Keynote? No iMac?) 3,339 Views / 20 Replies  
Well that makes you a member of a very exclusive club - the tiny fraction of people who are Mac users crossed with the tiny fraction who get Hodgkin's!

As another (fully recovered) member of this...
Posted by adrianl, on Aug 8, 2004 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Disappearing Powerpoint Vx cursor 431 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes sorry I meant Get Info or in the Finder. The version now reports as 10.1.5, I think I've done a restart since last checked when it showed 10.1.4 immediately after update.

The cursor problem...
Posted by adrianl, on Mar 24, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: For some reason Idvd is not on my powerbook (panther) 482 Views / 6 Replies  
My DVI 12inch is a Combo but came with iDVD. I think they just use a standard disk image to set up the machines.

Adrian
Posted by adrianl, on Mar 22, 2004 at 03:26 PM, in Applications
Disappearing Powerpoint Vx cursor 431 Views / 2 Replies  
Have an odd problem with the I-beam cursor in Powerpoint.

If I switch from slide view to outline view, the I-beam disappears so I can't select or insert text. It reappears if I do a file action...
Posted by adrianl, on Mar 22, 2004 at 11:58 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Using Airport and Laserjet over ethernet 436 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey that make sense and it works! It didn't before but may just have been a rogue dial-up attempt.

Many thanks for your help and isn't OSX elegant?

Adrian
Posted by adrianl, on Mar 18, 2004 at 02:50 AM, in Networking
Using Airport and Laserjet over ethernet 436 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

I've got a tricky question. I connect to the net over Airport (G4 IGhz 12inch, 10.2.7, airport extreme card) and the dial-up modem inthe airport base station. It works great

I also use an...
Posted by adrianl, on Mar 17, 2004 at 05:37 PM, in Networking
File recovery method/software? 453 Views / 1 Replies  
I hang my head in shame. have done stupid thing and copied over a folder of documents from old powerbook to the new one which had the same name! Somehow I missed the 'are you sure you want to...
Posted by adrianl, on Mar 11, 2004 at 05:43 PM, in Applications
Excel fonts look different 377 Views / 0 Replies  
Forgive what may be a very dumb question. In apps like Entourage and Word, Lucida Grande (12 point) is a very clear and legible type on-screen.

When I try to use it in an Excel sheet (office Vx)...
Posted by adrianl, on Feb 27, 2004 at 11:08 AM, in Applications
Re: Installing RAM on the new PowerBooks? What is the trick? 929 Views / 11 Replies  
I had no probs using a Phillips 00 screwdriver, but i was very careful not to strip the tiny screws. The 00 came in a set of jewellers screwdrivers that cost equiv of a few bucks here in UK, and...
Posted by adrianl, on Feb 22, 2004 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Weird iCal error 392 Views / 1 Replies  
Looked at my Console log today, and noticed that whenever I woke machine from sleep I get this in log about iCal:

2004-02-15 18:33:04.615 iCal Helper[1090] index does not exist, rebuilding it with...
Posted by adrianl, on Feb 15, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Stuffit Standard won't launch 368 Views / 0 Replies  
Help! Stuffit Standard's driving me nuts!

Using PB G4 12inch OS 10.2.7. When I try to launch any Stuffit component (Tar, Zip etc) by either clicking or dragging file onto icon the icon just...
Posted by adrianl, on Jan 26, 2004 at 05:17 AM, in Applications
doh! Thanks 7,201 Views / 96 Replies  
doh!

Thanks
Posted by adrianl, on Dec 18, 2003 at 04:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Every time I try this in the Terminal (this time... 7,201 Views / 96 Replies  
Every time I try this in the Terminal (this time I copied the command in above post) I get:

BatteryInfo
| | | | "IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Voltage"=12389,"Flags"=838860807,"Ampe$

in...
Posted by adrianl, on Dec 18, 2003 at 05:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's very enlightening - many thanks and to all... 959 Views / 5 Replies  
That's very enlightening - many thanks and to all who posted!

10.2.7 will do me fine for now (and nice to know it includes a lot of 10.2.8 improvements). Besides my David Pogue 'Missing Manual'...
Posted by adrianl, on Dec 3, 2003 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New PB, old OS! 959 Views / 5 Replies  
Received my new 12inch yesterday after several weeks delay (Apple Europe have had major logistics problem).

Ordered it from Apple UK Store on 30 Oct since they said any orders after 28 Oct would...
Posted by adrianl, on Dec 3, 2003 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah that might be it. I noticed a lot of the sys... 588 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah that might be it. I noticed a lot of the sys prefs were greyed out too suggesting they were available only to administrator.

But why would the sys profiler be blocked to normal user? What's so...
Posted by adrianl, on Dec 1, 2003 at 04:56 AM, in macOS
Apple Profiler bug? 588 Views / 3 Replies  
Tried Panther on 12 and 15inch PBs in store yesterday. On both machines clicking 'more info...' on 'About This Mac' screen didn't run the system profiler. Button just glowed blue as it was clicked.
...
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 30, 2003 at 04:02 PM, in macOS
Someone (maybe you!) asked this on Apple PB... 727 Views / 4 Replies  
Someone (maybe you!) asked this on Apple PB board. Got a reply saying the iBook used Philips screen, PB 12inch used Samsung part. They quoted part numbers so sounded authoritative.
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 26, 2003 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's very reassuring! Interesting that... 1,092 Views / 14 Replies  
That's very reassuring!

Interesting that olnly glitch involved rotated text, which was only area where I've had problems when opening poerwpoint chart presentations sent from PC. Wonder what...
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 21, 2003 at 05:43 PM, in Applications
This is very helpful, especially tip about trying... 1,092 Views / 14 Replies  
This is very helpful, especially tip about trying saving as an older Windows version.

TIFF comes in mac and Windows order where byte order changes I think, so yes images should be fine as jpegs.
...
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 21, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Applications
Re: further info 1,092 Views / 14 Replies  
Hmm,

I go through exactly the same process but using Office98 under OS 8.6. Never any probs with red Xs transferring them to PCs.

Literally today my copy of Office Vx arrived from Apple to go...
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 20, 2003 at 06:17 PM, in Applications
Re: Powerpoint X to Powerpoint PC-->red X's 1,092 Views / 14 Replies  
How are you preparing the charts, and what format are they when inserted into PowerPoint?

As another poster said there was a long discussion about this over at macintouch a couple of weeks back...
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 19, 2003 at 04:51 PM, in Applications
Re: Whats your all time favorite portable? 2,505 Views / 28 Replies  
Just 2 portables in 12 years of Mac ownership (6 machines in all), but G4 12 inch stuck in Apple's broken Europe distribution chain (they switched depots and can no longer progress stuff at the new...
Posted by adrianl, on Nov 15, 2003 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Do any of the old powerbook G3 have better screens that the ibooks or powerbook 1 1,039 Views / 7 Replies  
With all the problems with the 15" ALbook screen I'm bemused at how good the 14" is on my 4+ year old Wall St. Bright and crisp and never a dud pixel in all this time nor any deterioration (and I do...
Posted by adrianl, on Oct 26, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 15" AI owners from UK and white spots? 687 Views / 6 Replies  
Can't talk from direct experience but am keen to get new PB and have been monitoring the 'spots' prob here and on Apple's own boards.

As a UK user I was disappointed to see posts from UK owners...
Posted by adrianl, on Oct 19, 2003 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: One thing that is going to make me switch back! 3,702 Views / 68 Replies  
I think I know what you mean. I've been a Mac fan and user since 1991 and to me one of big disappointments of OSX is how blurry fonts look, no matter what settings I try for AA, cut-off point etc (at...
Posted by adrianl, on Oct 14, 2003 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
[Now this thread is worrying! Not sure if I... 1,192 Views / 16 Replies  
[Now this thread is worrying!

Not sure if I have a Wall St or a Lombard (1999, no USB, 266G3, 14.1") but the screen is still wonderful. Not a pixel gone wrong in 4 years either.

Really want to...
Posted by adrianl, on Oct 14, 2003 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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