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Hi turtle... you're absolutely right about... 986 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi turtle... you're absolutely right about Chronos... but 99% of the bad feelings, and bad reviews, came from furious Personal Organizer users who loved P.O. and then had to watch as it was abandoned...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 21, 2008 at 05:49 PM, in Applications
Hi Scout - - I would love to know the same... 986 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi Scout - - I would love to know the same thing... does Personal Organizer work with Leopard...
Have you found out anything since your post?
Thanks,
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 21, 2008 at 05:35 PM, in Applications
I called Seagate a few weeks ago, and was told... 8,150 Views / 31 Replies  
I called Seagate a few weeks ago, and was told that their 7200RPM 160GB internal drives should be available by early in 2007.
Whether that comes to pass or not... your guess is as good as mine. But...
Posted by malcolm, on Sep 13, 2006 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks so much - - with a name like Velocity, I... 1,159 Views / 18 Replies  
Thanks so much - - with a name like Velocity, I can understand that speed is important. I guess it is to me too, so now you've got me thinking I should wait. I know Seagate has a 100GB 7200rpm...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 15, 2006 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
anyone using 160GB Seagate hd inside alum. pb? 1,159 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi there,
Is anyone on this forum using the 160 GB (5400 RPM) Seagate internal hard drive (ATA) in their powerbook?
My pb is the aluminum 1.67GHz model - - I know it'll fit, physically. I've also...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 15, 2006 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Here's what I'm looking for - - a very SLIM... 455,555 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Here's what I'm looking for - - a very SLIM version of a backpack, that JUST needs to hold (and cushion) my powerbook (15").
I bike to and from work. I have a power adapter at home and another...
Posted by malcolm, on Oct 13, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks SplijinX for your thoughtful reply. I... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
Thanks SplijinX for your thoughtful reply. I suspect I haven't described things well enough, not that it really matters (for the record: there's no power at all on this little island; cottages a...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 30, 2005 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It looks great... but at something like $6,000,... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
It looks great... but at something like $6,000, it's a bit steep for me. Wonderful idea, though.
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 30, 2005 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
http://forums.macnn.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
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The cottage on the island I'll be on has no power. It's surrounded by cottages, on the shore, that do have power. And it's within...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 30, 2005 at 09:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Checking e-mail, writing and revising scripts - -... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
Checking e-mail, writing and revising scripts - - I work for a tv show, and production doesn't exactly grind to a halt when I leave for a couple weeks. So yes, in a way I am a 'Survivor' contestant...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 29, 2005 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I appreciate the sentiment, I really do. But... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
I appreciate the sentiment, I really do. But this time I have to bring the powerbook along.
(but watch... the sun won't shine, so there won't be any solar power, and I won't be able to charge my...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 29, 2005 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
on island, no power: best way to keep pb batteries charged? 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi there,
I'm going to be on holiday for two weeks soon - - on an island, with no power. I have a powerbook, with two batteries (that's a start).
What's the best way to keep those batteries...
Posted by malcolm, on Jun 27, 2005 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
question answered in Pages support - answer below if anyone needs it 3,801 Views / 16 Replies  
searched the Pages FAQ (which I should have done in the first place, I admit), and found a simple, satisfying answer:

"The text that you see is gibberish Latin. Those of you who have advertising...
Posted by malcolm, on May 29, 2005 at 03:39 AM, in Applications
Why are Pages templates in Latin?!!? 3,801 Views / 16 Replies  
Hi there,
I just installed Pages... only to find that all the templates are in, of all languages, Latin! I did study Latin for a year in high school, but I don't remember enough to get by... so I...
Posted by malcolm, on May 29, 2005 at 03:24 AM, in Applications
Thank you OAW - - It's not what I hoped to hear,... 510 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you OAW - - It's not what I hoped to hear, but it's good to know. I'll contact Kensington, and unless they tell me the Mini can be made to work with a future release of MouseWorks, I'll take...
Posted by malcolm, on May 18, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I should add that Kensington has said it plans,... 510 Views / 3 Replies  
I should add that Kensington has said it plans, at some point, to update MouseWorks to include other mice. But this might be a year away.
In the meantime, I've e-mailed USB Overdrive to ask whether...
Posted by malcolm, on May 17, 2005 at 09:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
can Bluetooth mouse buttons be re-configured? 510 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all,
On my wired mouse (Kensington StudioMouse) I long ago reconfigured the right button to be the standard 'Click', and the left button to Double-Click. I used MouseWorks to do this, but I think...
Posted by malcolm, on May 17, 2005 at 01:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
CatOne, What do you mean "incremental dupes",... 1,508 Views / 22 Replies  
CatOne,
What do you mean "incremental dupes", as against incremental backups?
malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on May 6, 2005 at 01:19 PM, in Applications
I use Retrospect, which does incremental backups,... 1,508 Views / 22 Replies  
I use Retrospect, which does incremental backups, which I think is a feature you want. Maybe all the apps listed above do this, I don't know.
eggman - I like the look of Deju Vu, so I wouldn't mind...
Posted by malcolm, on May 6, 2005 at 11:50 AM, in Applications
Chris!!! I just created another folder with the... 889 Views / 17 Replies  
Chris!!! I just created another folder with the right icon, and then got it into the Sidebar (and it kept its trashcan icon) by using the 'Add to Sidebar' command in the File menu.
So thanks for...
Posted by malcolm, on May 4, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Applications
It's the strangest thing, Chris. I've got my... 889 Views / 17 Replies  
It's the strangest thing, Chris. I've got my Finder window in column view. I create an empty folder somewhere to the right of the sidebar, give it the nice trash-can icon, then drag it into the...
Posted by malcolm, on May 4, 2005 at 10:38 AM, in Applications
Hi again chabig, For some reason, 'Go to... 889 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi again chabig,
For some reason, 'Go to folder' is now telling me the ~/.trash folder "cannot be found". So I can't give it this new icon (before dragging it into the sidebar, as you say).
Later...
Posted by malcolm, on May 4, 2005 at 10:23 AM, in Applications
Interestinly, I followed your advice, mchladek... 889 Views / 17 Replies  
Interestinly, I followed your advice, mchladek and chabig, and got a .Trash folder in the left-hand column. Then I used Get Info to copy an nice trash-can icon from a little app, but for some reason...
Posted by malcolm, on May 3, 2005 at 04:25 PM, in Applications
any good landscape/garden-design CAD software for OSX? 630 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi there,
My wife would like some CAD landscaping/garden-design software. Can anyone recommend something for Mac OSX?
Thanks,
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on May 3, 2005 at 11:04 AM, in Applications
thank you both - I'll give it a try! Malcolm 889 Views / 17 Replies  
thank you both - I'll give it a try!
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on May 2, 2005 at 10:33 PM, in Applications
Chabig - thanks for the suggestion, but I'm still... 889 Views / 17 Replies  
Chabig - thanks for the suggestion, but I'm still confused. When I choose 'Go to Folder'... from the Go menu, there's no small icon for me to click and hold - - there's just a little window with a...
Posted by malcolm, on May 2, 2005 at 07:59 PM, in Applications
little app to put Trash in Finder window? 889 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi there,
Is there a little app that will put the Trash in the Finder window?
thanks,
malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on May 2, 2005 at 06:24 PM, in Applications
thanks so much everyone. I just did exactly what... 536 Views / 4 Replies  
thanks so much everyone. I just did exactly what Tetanal suggested (view->Show View Options->Show Icon previews) - - worked beautifully!
Cheers,
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 27, 2005 at 10:22 AM, in Applications
why are some jpeg Finder icons images (good!) and others just JPEG icons (bad!)? 536 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi there,
I'm having to sort hundreds of photos in my home folder/Pictures, and it's easiest to do it in icon view... except that some of the photos have images as icons, which is great (I can see...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 26, 2005 at 09:23 PM, in Applications
Hi Chuckit - I guess I mean 'subplaylist'. ... 735 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi Chuckit - I guess I mean 'subplaylist'.
What I'd like in the iTunes column on the left, under the default 'Library' and 'Music Store' playlists, are folders (or playlists if you want to call...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 25, 2005 at 05:02 PM, in Applications
Thanks for weighing in, everyone. Frankly,... 735 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for weighing in, everyone. Frankly, though, I'm having just as much trouble understanding how some of you work without subfolders as you're having figuring out why I think I'd find them...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 25, 2005 at 04:11 PM, in Applications
still no hierarchical folders in iTunes? 735 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi,
From what I can see, there are still no hierarchical folders in iTunes. What gives? I abandoned iPhoto (and went to iView Media) because it didn't have subfolders. I would abandon iTunes too,...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 25, 2005 at 02:05 PM, in Applications
I appreciate all the responses - - very... 1,475 Views / 9 Replies  
I appreciate all the responses - - very informative. I can add a little bit: I think the Macally takes AA batteries as well, if you need them, so you don't have to commit to the dock. I also like...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 23, 2005 at 12:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bluetooth mouse shoot-out: BT500 vs. MacAlly BTMicro vs. PilotMouse Mini 1,475 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi there -
I've listed three Bluetooth mice. All designed for travelling (they all use AAA batteries); they all claim to be perfect in every way.

Radtech BT500: ...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 22, 2005 at 06:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm looking for a good Bluetooth mouse too. At... 532 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm looking for a good Bluetooth mouse too.
At the office I use a Kensington StudioMouse, and I love it, and I'm used to certain mouse settings...
so for travelling, I'm thinking of getting the...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 22, 2005 at 03:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thank you so much, bbales. I am following up on... 471 Views / 4 Replies  
thank you so much, bbales. I am following up on this, and will report back if I find an answer.
I do appreciate the help.
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 8, 2005 at 10:34 AM, in macOS
Does anyone on this forum know anything about... 471 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone on this forum know anything about .mac or iDisk? Or should I be looking somewhere else for help? I'm happy to do so, if someone can advise a better place.
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 7, 2005 at 09:24 PM, in macOS
can I have separate folders wi. separate passwords in my iDisk 'Public' folder? 471 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi there,
I just signed up for .mac
I'd like to have separate folders in my Public folder, each needing its own password to get to.
I'd like to have:
1. folder 1, with documents for my...
Posted by malcolm, on Apr 7, 2005 at 04:39 PM, in macOS
You were right once again, Tetanal. I did have a... 576 Views / 6 Replies  
You were right once again, Tetanal. I did have a screen corner activated. I've deactivated it, and everything is fine again.
Thanks so much.
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 31, 2005 at 02:41 PM, in macOS
Good point, Tetanal. The thing is, I don't try... 576 Views / 6 Replies  
Good point, Tetanal. The thing is, I don't try to use it... I don't ever touch the F9 key, or whichever one it is... but Expose somehow keeps activating as I move my cursor aroung the displays....
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 31, 2005 at 11:46 AM, in macOS
how to turn Expose off (and on) 576 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi there,
At the office, I've got a big external display attached to my powerbook, and I'd like to be able to turn Expose off. How can I do this?
(I'd like to be able to turn Expose on again, when...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 31, 2005 at 10:46 AM, in macOS
When I got the Ti, I created my own account, with... 570 Views / 6 Replies  
When I got the Ti, I created my own account, with my shortname.
Then when I was transferring the computer to her, I did in fact at first try creating a new account for her - - but it had none of...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 26, 2005 at 09:11 AM, in macOS
I'm sure you're right, juanvaldez. But now that... 570 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm sure you're right, juanvaldez. But now that I've created this new account, is there a way to change the Short Name? Everything else about it is fine.
Thanks,
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 25, 2005 at 06:49 PM, in macOS
how to change name of home folder? 570 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi there,
I just gave my Titanium to my wife. I changed my name to hers in System Preferences/Accounts, but the 'Short Name' field is greyed out and I can't change it to her name. Consequently, in...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 25, 2005 at 05:52 PM, in macOS
thanks again iREZ... I will ponder all of the... 653 Views / 4 Replies  
thanks again iREZ... I will ponder all of the above! I appreciate the advice.
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 17, 2005 at 05:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks iRez. Since I don't really know where,... 653 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks iRez. Since I don't really know where, say, my data files are for DEVONthink or Personal Organizer, or any of the dozens of other programs I'm running - - would I not be safest just copying...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 17, 2005 at 01:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
new pb: best install option (for lean mean machine)? 653 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi all,
I have a new pb, not yet out of the box, and my trusty Titanium containing the last four years of my digital life.
I know I can connect the two, and hold down the T key, and automatically...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 17, 2005 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
thank you Steve. The new pb is shipping right... 945 Views / 9 Replies  
thank you Steve. The new pb is shipping right now, so I'll be a little better informed soon!
Cheers,
Malcolm
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 9, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"By leaving the heavy 3-prong cord plugged into... 945 Views / 9 Replies  
"By leaving the heavy 3-prong cord plugged into the wall at your desk and taking only the white unit and thin cord on the go, the Apple power adapter becomes pretty darn portable. Why buy another...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 9, 2005 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
best extra AC adapter 945 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi there,
My Apple AC adapter for my new powerbook (1.67 GHz, 15") I'll leave in the office. To carry around with me, I want the smallest, most ergonomic alternative. Here they are - -

1. the...
Posted by malcolm, on Mar 8, 2005 at 11:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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