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The closest you can probably get is with a... 691 Views / 2 Replies  
The closest you can probably get is with a dock-like program, such as DragThing (which is actually a VERY good program and has uses aside from merely acting as a second/third/eighteenth dock). You...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Nov 16, 2005 at 05:18 PM, in macOS
As per the earlier suggestion, mention some of... 8,246 Views / 79 Replies  
As per the earlier suggestion, mention some of the things that you did in Windows to get speed improvements and we might be able to make suggestions or educate you based on those ideas. Really...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Nov 16, 2005 at 12:42 AM, in macOS
I'm curious why he'd need CCC for just his home... 635 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm curious why he'd need CCC for just his home directory. I understand the advantage when cloning the whole drive, but what would it get that you can't get by just dragging the hone directory over?...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Nov 15, 2005 at 05:35 AM, in macOS
Anecdotal evidence does suggest that things can... 1,372 Views / 23 Replies  
Anecdotal evidence does suggest that things can go wrong with Archive and Install. I did a clean install when I upgraded the OS, and it worked great. No problems. Others that I know have not been...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Nov 15, 2005 at 05:31 AM, in macOS
Poll: I still think Ocelot would be good...Revolver... 2,059 Views / 37 Replies  
I still think Ocelot would be good...Revolver...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Nov 10, 2005 at 10:51 PM, in macOS
Why not play off of the fact that XI would be... 12,683 Views / 59 Replies  
Why not play off of the fact that XI would be "better" than X and call it "Mac OS X+1". Officially it might be Mac OS XI, but referring to it as X+1 preserves the somewhat mysterious nature of the n...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Oct 29, 2005 at 09:46 PM, in macOS
I have an 800MHz TiPB and never ran into any... 598 Views / 7 Replies  
I have an 800MHz TiPB and never ran into any problems with it after doing a clean install of Tiger. I've never even heard about that problem before. Must've been just a few isolated cases.
Posted by Anubis IV, on Oct 24, 2005 at 12:48 PM, in macOS
Well, I can do that, but once I log out and log... 824 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, I can do that, but once I log out and log back in after going to another account, it seems that it doesn't like to stick to those settings.
Posted by Anubis IV, on Oct 20, 2005 at 08:27 PM, in macOS
One of the first things I tried. Regarding... 824 Views / 10 Replies  
One of the first things I tried.

Regarding the reservation of the hotkey, if Apple didn't provide a way of reconfiguring it I wouldn't have a complaint, but the fact that they did provide a way...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Oct 16, 2005 at 03:19 PM, in macOS
So no one has any suggestions? I can't delete... 824 Views / 10 Replies  
So no one has any suggestions? I can't delete some preferences file or something to fix it?
Posted by Anubis IV, on Oct 15, 2005 at 05:22 PM, in macOS
Spotlight overriding my hotkey settings 824 Views / 10 Replies  
Ok, this thing is beginning to annoy me, so I hope someone here has a solution.

Basically, I've been using a piece of freeware called X-Tunes as my iTunes controller for several years now, and...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Oct 10, 2005 at 08:32 PM, in macOS
A simple do-it-yourself method in the Finder is... 891 Views / 21 Replies  
A simple do-it-yourself method in the Finder is to just:
1) Navigate to ~/Library/Caches/
2) Grab the Safari cache
3) Trash it
4) Launch TextEdit
5) Create a plain text document with nothing in...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 30, 2005 at 04:31 AM, in macOS
In Panther you could drag a visible directory to... 5,017 Views / 85 Replies  
In Panther you could drag a visible directory to the Sidebar, enter the Terminal, rename it so that it becomes invisible, and then could still have access to the directory via the Sidebar. With...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 26, 2005 at 01:20 PM, in macOS
I keep mine hidden and on the bottom for a few... 5,445 Views / 98 Replies  
I keep mine hidden and on the bottom for a few minor reasons.

1) I'm comfortable with it already. That's key.

2) At one point, putting it on the side would have meant SMALL icons, and that...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 23, 2005 at 03:22 AM, in macOS
I think you mean Activity Monitor (at least,... 549 Views / 5 Replies  
I think you mean Activity Monitor (at least, assuming you're using a more recent OSX version).
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 21, 2005 at 11:02 PM, in macOS
I think MenuMeters does something like that, and... 549 Views / 5 Replies  
I think MenuMeters does something like that, and you should be able to get extra info by clicking on the icon.
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 21, 2005 at 12:19 AM, in macOS
One other possible problem is that you have... 1,044 Views / 15 Replies  
One other possible problem is that you have things running in the background. Go to /Application/Utilities/ and run Activity Monitor. Sort it by CPU%. See what comes to the top of the list. If...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 15, 2005 at 02:32 PM, in macOS
There are a few proof-of-concept ones out there,... 1,237 Views / 23 Replies  
There are a few proof-of-concept ones out there, but there has never been a real threat in the wild.


Might I suggest switching over to using Mail? Apple really did a great job with it, and it's...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 12, 2005 at 09:20 PM, in macOS
Well, one advantage that Acrobat has over Preview... 590 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, one advantage that Acrobat has over Preview is that it allows you to enter values into fields in the PDF. For instance, I remember when I was filling out college applications a few years ago...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 12, 2005 at 04:51 PM, in macOS
Hmm...I suppose that could also go towards the... 1,056 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmm...I suppose that could also go towards the fact that I tend to edit those 10 files in order...

Perhaps it sorts them based on their location on the screen itself? That notion seems the most...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 12, 2005 at 04:49 PM, in GUI Customization
Actually, I've noticed that there is some order... 1,056 Views / 10 Replies  
Actually, I've noticed that there is some order to it. For instance, if I have 10 documents in TextEdit open, it will sort them based on the order that they were opened. So, in my example, the...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 12, 2005 at 03:33 PM, in GUI Customization
To add a little more to the explanations that... 590 Views / 10 Replies  
To add a little more to the explanations that have already been put up (though TheSpaz's only would work for one file and not for all of them), you might have to enter an admin password after you...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 12, 2005 at 03:25 PM, in macOS
Personally, I like the fact that I can... 1,056 Views / 10 Replies  
Personally, I like the fact that I can immediately move the mouse out of the corner after I invoke Expose, since it allows me to start moving towards the window I want to select.

As for...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 12, 2005 at 12:58 PM, in GUI Customization
In general, yes, just drag and drop, just like... 433 Views / 5 Replies  
In general, yes, just drag and drop, just like you said. Any other files that need to be created (i.e. pref files) will be created on their own when you first launch the app. If an installer is...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 9, 2005 at 03:53 AM, in macOS
Splash screens and "loading" bars generally serve... 2,110 Views / 66 Replies  
Splash screens and "loading" bars generally serve that purpose, and since applications take a longer time to load, that sort of feedback is more valuable than some fancy visual that has little...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 6, 2005 at 01:38 PM, in macOS
One could argue that the ripple effect is NOT... 2,110 Views / 66 Replies  
One could argue that the ripple effect is NOT just pure eye candy though, since it distracts the user's attention while the widgets load their data. It's the same as when a magician draws your...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 4, 2005 at 01:04 PM, in macOS
But doesn't basically every other industry rely... 3,267 Views / 83 Replies  
But doesn't basically every other industry rely on the binary way of things? RAM, video cards, etc? Why should the hard drive manufacturers be allowed to get away with something that other...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 4, 2005 at 12:57 PM, in macOS
Wait wait...this is actually very easy to solve... 642 Views / 18 Replies  
Wait wait...this is actually very easy to solve in one of two ways:
1) Procure another computer that is identical to yours, install a clean copy of Tiger on it, then swap the hard drives. Ta da,...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Sep 2, 2005 at 04:27 AM, in macOS
It could be as simple as them not remembering to... 734 Views / 4 Replies  
It could be as simple as them not remembering to pay for something...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:54 PM, in GUI Customization
Actually, you can sue them... ... 3,267 Views / 83 Replies  
Actually, you can sue them...

http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60505,00.html

And there are other problems with the nomenclature associated with memory sizes. Take the size "word" for...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 23, 2005 at 03:04 AM, in macOS
Yeah, the automatic shut down via Energy Saver's... 2,478 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, the automatic shut down via Energy Saver's schedule sounds like it might not be a bad idea, but for that to work the way that you want, you'd have to set an admin password that was unknown to...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 20, 2005 at 01:33 AM, in macOS
I don't see why this matters much. If you allow... 727 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't see why this matters much. If you allow multiple admins on a system they can easily access each other's files anyway...all they need to do is enter their password, change the permissions,...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 17, 2005 at 01:08 AM, in macOS
I didn't like Sherlock either. Also, wasn't... 1,149 Views / 12 Replies  
I didn't like Sherlock either. Also, wasn't WinFS scrapped due to time constraints? Or am I confusing that entirely with something else?
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 14, 2005 at 04:35 PM, in macOS
Just a side note: I'm pretty sure that you're... 517 Views / 5 Replies  
Just a side note: I'm pretty sure that you're actually REQUIRED to keep the original CDs that came with the computer with it at all times. That includes when you sell it. People don't follow that...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 14, 2005 at 01:49 AM, in macOS
The ONLY updates that I think anyone even MIGHT... 424 Views / 3 Replies  
The ONLY updates that I think anyone even MIGHT consider delaying are the actual OS updates, and even then, the reason is flaky at best. Some people prefer to wait a few days with the actual OS...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 14, 2005 at 01:33 AM, in macOS
Agreed. I just wanted to make sure you knew... 7,165 Views / 75 Replies  
Agreed. I just wanted to make sure you knew since you said that it wasn't copyrighted when, in fact, it is.
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 5, 2005 at 05:27 PM, in GUI Customization
IANAL, but I suggest you look back over copyright... 7,165 Views / 75 Replies  
IANAL, but I suggest you look back over copyright law to see just what is and isn't copyrighted.

The moment he put anything into Photoshop and saved it the work became copyrighted. It is...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Aug 4, 2005 at 02:25 PM, in GUI Customization
To answer your question about getting the "Open... 1,237 Views / 4 Replies  
To answer your question about getting the "Open With..." to stick, click on a pdf, Get Info on it, look down at the "Open with:" section, change it to your desired application, then press the "Change...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jul 25, 2005 at 07:52 PM, in macOS
I was looking at the preview in the second post... 1,403 Views / 12 Replies  
I was looking at the preview in the second post and I have to wonder...where is the light source? Some of the items have light on the bottom, some on the top, and some on both sides. I'd still use...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jul 24, 2005 at 02:47 AM, in GUI Customization
Look through the headers for the file and see if... 552 Views / 6 Replies  
Look through the headers for the file and see if you can find anything that is common between all of the e-mails and would help you to mark the messages as spam. Oftentimes you can track down some...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 30, 2005 at 03:33 PM, in macOS
There used to be a way to Force Empty the trash. ... 786 Views / 8 Replies  
There used to be a way to Force Empty the trash. Is there still a way to do that? Holding down Option or something I think...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 21, 2005 at 01:30 PM, in macOS
I'm not at a Mac at the moment, so I can't give... 566 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not at a Mac at the moment, so I can't give you the exact names, but try and locate a file called Aqua Blue.jpg. It should be in a folder called Desktop Images, and that folder is either in...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 20, 2005 at 03:16 PM, in GUI Customization
I stand corrected. Guess I needed to have read... 5,076 Views / 71 Replies  
I stand corrected. Guess I needed to have read that better. My apologies.
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 19, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in macOS
It said 16% of software, not 16% of users. ... 5,076 Views / 71 Replies  
It said 16% of software, not 16% of users. There's a large difference.

Now then, last I heard, they were more around the 3% mark, even by their own admission, and that was an increase over the...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 18, 2005 at 06:18 PM, in macOS
As has already been stated, the hardware is a... 5,076 Views / 71 Replies  
As has already been stated, the hardware is a MAJOR contributor to the stability and user-friendliness (Apple computers just LOOK more inviting) of Macs.

Apple Authorized Dealers still have to get...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 16, 2005 at 11:49 PM, in macOS
*coughs* Glad I didn't try and download it. 16,357 Views / 102 Replies  
*coughs*

Glad I didn't try and download it.
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 15, 2005 at 01:18 PM, in macOS
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/... 16,357 Views / 102 Replies  
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/6012/
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 14, 2005 at 02:43 PM, in macOS
Umm...Apple makes a killing on the profit margins... 1,450 Views / 17 Replies  
Umm...Apple makes a killing on the profit margins of their hardware. I know this is a bit unrelated, but I think I heard that they were making 20-30% profit on each iPod Shuffle, as in, only 70-80%...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 9, 2005 at 08:57 PM, in macOS
Netscape 7 runs under OS 9 as well, and it tends... 589 Views / 12 Replies  
Netscape 7 runs under OS 9 as well, and it tends to be my preferred browser whenever I have to reboot in OS 9, but I can't speak for how it'll handle with your older computer. The latest version of...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 6, 2005 at 12:03 AM, in macOS
I guess I just don't get this line. I mean, the... 4,140 Views / 97 Replies  
I guess I just don't get this line. I mean, the Mac, the original Mac that is, WAS designed by Steve Jobs (as well as many others, of course). He had his hand in it, just as he has his hand in the...
Posted by Anubis IV, on Jun 5, 2005 at 10:12 PM, in macOS
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