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It hurt when iWeb stopped growing. I used to make... 718 Views / 16 Replies  
It hurt when iWeb stopped growing. I used to make quick web pages for our group documenting special events. We'd work during the day and the web page would be up after dinner.
Posted by neutrino23, on Apr 30, 2015 at 02:23 AM, in Mac News
The loss of textbook linking is a show stopper... 795 Views / 21 Replies  
The loss of textbook linking is a show stopper for me. I create a lot of scientific/engineering reports. The layout mode is perfect for this. I have lots and lots of figures and tables. I place those...
Posted by neutrino23, on Apr 30, 2015 at 02:06 AM, in Mac News
For some reason idisk is really touchy. Almost... 1,308 Views / 28 Replies  
For some reason idisk is really touchy. Almost the only problem I every have with the system siezing up is with idisk. I don't know why Apple can't fix this. Weird thing is idisk will connect really...
Posted by neutrino23, on Jul 25, 2004 at 02:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Get the application called Temperature Monitor... 540 Views / 5 Replies  
Get the application called Temperature Monitor (or similar) from Version Tracker.

Launch Activity Monitor. It's in the utilities folder in the applications folder.

Launch Safari. Got to...
Posted by neutrino23, on Jul 25, 2004 at 01:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Any thoughts on Handbrake for ripping the DVD? I... 5,980 Views / 53 Replies  
Any thoughts on Handbrake for ripping the DVD? I haven't used it but I've seen it mentioned elsewhere. It is free and is getting five stars on VT.
Posted by neutrino23, on Jun 6, 2004 at 07:19 PM, in Applications
Sticky: Tex-Edit Plus -- Excellent text editor, really... 192,726 Views / 554 Replies  
Tex-Edit Plus -- Excellent text editor, really good AppleScript support
Graphic Converter -- image file converter, browser, slide show, thousands more
ASM -- restores the application switching...
Posted by neutrino23, on Feb 21, 2004 at 11:17 PM, in Applications
I bought my 15" Al PB last October. It was sent... 1,872 Views / 30 Replies  
I bought my 15" Al PB last October. It was sent in for repair almost immediately due to an airport antenna problem. Later it developed white spots. I couldn't bear to be without it till late January....
Posted by neutrino23, on Feb 21, 2004 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Filevault works for me. I recently sent in... 596 Views / 10 Replies  
Filevault works for me.

I recently sent in my 15" Al PB for repair of white spots on the screen. Before sending it in I turned on FV. It wouldn't go at first because there wasn't enough free space...
Posted by neutrino23, on Feb 8, 2004 at 05:05 PM, in Mac OS X
I think this is a hard sell. I understand and... 1,641 Views / 27 Replies  
I think this is a hard sell. I understand and agree with most of the posts. I have a 15" Al PB and love it. However, if you want to explain this to a non-Mac user it can be difficult.

What the...
Posted by neutrino23, on Feb 6, 2004 at 12:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you will need a specialized Japanese... 1,321 Views / 6 Replies  
I think you will need a specialized Japanese program to do this. My wife suggests that Quark-J, InDesign-J, EGWord or other such programs provide this feature.
Posted by neutrino23, on Jan 30, 2004 at 01:13 AM, in Applications
Pretty bizarre. How does this happen? Immediately... 372 Views / 4 Replies  
Pretty bizarre. How does this happen? Immediately after you press command-P or after you press Print from the print dialog?

I'd try the usual things:

Reboot.

ZAP the PRAM.

Repair...
Posted by neutrino23, on Jan 19, 2004 at 04:57 AM, in Mac OS X
I'd try the usual things first (not necessarily... 274 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd try the usual things first (not necessarily in this order)

Repair permissions

Check the disk directory

Reboot

Reinstall OS X
Posted by neutrino23, on Jan 19, 2004 at 04:55 AM, in Mac OS X
In Panther you could turn on file vault then... 886 Views / 15 Replies  
In Panther you could turn on file vault then delete the user account. Even though your home directory would remain on the disk it would be encrypted so no one could read it. The question is what...
Posted by neutrino23, on Jan 19, 2004 at 04:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: There are a couple of issues related to... 1,273 Views / 16 Replies  
There are a couple of issues related to transporting a sleeping PB. I'm not sure how valid they are but here is what I have heard.

1. A PB may waken by itself in a bag and then overheat or run...
Posted by neutrino23, on Dec 7, 2003 at 03:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought a 512MB stick for my wife's 17 inch FP... 1,347 Views / 19 Replies  
I bought a 512MB stick for my wife's 17 inch FP iMac to replace a 256MB stick of Apple RAM. Immediately we started getting kernel panics. I sent the RAM back for a replacement (they were nice about...
Posted by neutrino23, on Nov 30, 2003 at 02:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure about this particular feature.... 735 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm not sure about this particular feature. However, in the past Apple has not admitted that some features of the Superdrive worked. Basically, if they don't claim that some feature worked then they...
Posted by neutrino23, on Nov 25, 2003 at 02:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Why are you sure they are ISO9660? The only... 417 Views / 3 Replies  
Why are you sure they are ISO9660? The only consistent problem I've had reading windows CDs is when they are not ISO9660.
Posted by neutrino23, on Nov 25, 2003 at 02:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Epson earlier this month released a new OS X... 1,855 Views / 20 Replies  
Epson earlier this month released a new OS X driver for our three year old printer (PM3500C - Japanese model). They are not giving up on old printers.

Last year at MWSF I spoke with someone in the...
Posted by neutrino23, on Nov 21, 2003 at 03:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I did archive and install on three systems with... 1,625 Views / 25 Replies  
I did archive and install on three systems with only on minor and temporary problem.

iMac Graphite 600 - no problem
Pismo 500 - no problem
Quicksilver 867 - now OK
When I first tried to...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 28, 2003 at 03:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Others have see problems due to other programs... 266 Views / 2 Replies  
Others have see problems due to other programs they are running; copypaste and synergy are two of them. If you have have any programs that run at login disable them and see if that helps.
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 25, 2003 at 05:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Not sure what to say. On my G4 the Sound control... 409 Views / 2 Replies  
Not sure what to say. On my G4 the Sound control panel Output tab lists

iMic USB audio system

and lets you adjust balance.

On the Input tab it shows

iMic USB audio system
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 24, 2003 at 04:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I calibrated my battery when I first got the 15"... 969 Views / 20 Replies  
I calibrated my battery when I first got the 15" Al PB. Now with a full charge it predicts about 3.5 hours. I haven't done a definitive test. Sometimes I compare the time remaining to the clock and...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
re: dim light on f-keys 1,247 Views / 12 Replies  
I've noticed the same thing on my 15" Al PB (we need better names for these). What I've found is that if I put my fingers behind the f-keys to shield them from the LCD the illumination from the keys...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 20, 2003 at 01:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Look in here ... 495 Views / 1 Replies  
Look in here
http://homepage.mac.com/arqsagi/PhotoAlbum38.html

The power supply goes under the manual.
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 16, 2003 at 04:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I get the same thing. Try turning off the "use... 943 Views / 12 Replies  
I get the same thing. Try turning off the "use trackpad for clicking" feature and see if it goes away.

Other suggestions:

Try to learn to keep your right palm a little elevated.

Fabricate...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 16, 2003 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Overall I agree with you. This new Al PB is truly... 2,010 Views / 15 Replies  
Overall I agree with you. This new Al PB is truly amazing. I have a small problem with the trackpad.

First, I think it is not quite as nice as that of the Pismo. That is the best.

More...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 15, 2003 at 04:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That is really odd. I was just commenting to my... 634 Views / 4 Replies  
That is really odd. I was just commenting to my wife about how nice the new battery design is. It seems to hold the battery very securely.
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 12, 2003 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have no problems with the latch or the screen... 1,706 Views / 34 Replies  
I have no problems with the latch or the screen or heat. I did find that airport sensitivity is extremely low. It drops to zero about 10 ft from the base station. The diagnosis is a pinched or...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 12, 2003 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't worry about it if you close the lid... 464 Views / 4 Replies  
I wouldn't worry about it if you close the lid and leave it sitting on a desk. If you put the machine in a bag where it might get pressure from other items then the keys might be pressed into the...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 12, 2003 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I received my 15" Al PB a week ago. It had no... 528 Views / 7 Replies  
I received my 15" Al PB a week ago. It had no latch problems, no white spots, etc. It was great. Unfortunately, I found a problem with airport. After checking at the Apple store it seems that the...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 12, 2003 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 15" Al PB arrived this morning. No white... 935 Views / 17 Replies  
My 15" Al PB arrived this morning. No white spots, silent, latch works, two black sub-pixels:hmm: . The fan hasn't come on yet. Even when I ran it set to maximum performance the fan did not come on...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 6, 2003 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you so desire, you can order from some mail... 299 Views / 2 Replies  
If you so desire, you can order from some mail order houses that do not charge sales tax.

I believe the warranty is applicable world wide. You can check with Apple about that.

I also think you...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 4, 2003 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did you order this direct from Apple? When... 728 Views / 10 Replies  
Did you order this direct from Apple?

When you order from Apple they charge your credit card when the item ships.

If it ships from Taiwan the Airborne tracking system does not yield a result...
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 4, 2003 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
We had one too. It was about 10 or 11 years ago.... 2,432 Views / 29 Replies  
We had one too. It was about 10 or 11 years ago. It worked on our Performa. Can't recall the model number. 640? 630?
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 4, 2003 at 05:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just thinking out loud, try using one of the CPU... 542 Views / 4 Replies  
Just thinking out loud, try using one of the CPU usage utilities to see what programs are active. One of them may require some sort of negotiation before sleep.
Posted by neutrino23, on Oct 4, 2003 at 05:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is one of my major puzzles about computers.... 1,405 Views / 26 Replies  
This is one of my major puzzles about computers. In principle, things work like clockwork and they are all the same so all computers of the same model type should turn in the same scores. Yet, if you...
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 27, 2003 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There is one entry for the new 15" Al PB at... 4,538 Views / 57 Replies  
There is one entry for the new 15" Al PB at xbench. It lists the HD as
Fujitsu MHT2080AT

I looked this up with google:

http://www.fel.fujitsu.com/home/product.asp?L=en&PID=347&INFO=dsc

It...
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 17, 2003 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Congratulations. 21,531 Views / 120 Replies  
This is the best PB Apple has ever made. I'll bet getting one like this in a few weeks.

Can you do us a favor? Can you run Xbench and report the score?

http://www.spiny.com/xbench/

----...
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 17, 2003 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably it won't take long before someone posts... 444 Views / 4 Replies  
Probably it won't take long before someone posts this. Watch this site, MacRumors, AppleInsider forums and Ars Technica.
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 15, 2003 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here are some groups to contact. They have better... 890 Views / 14 Replies  
Here are some groups to contact. They have better information than I have.

Kinki Mac Users Group (KMUG)
An active community of Mac fans in the Osaka area. www.kmug.org

Ringo Mac Users Group ...
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 15, 2003 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
American keyboard is better 890 Views / 14 Replies  
I agree with the others. Get the American keyboard. I just came back from three years in Japan. I bought a G4 while I was there but immediately bought a US keyboard for it. I sometimes used one of...
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 14, 2003 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd check with Apple service. It sounds... 503 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd check with Apple service. It sounds reminiscent of a cable problem I had with and earlier powerbook. Does it change when you move the display?
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 13, 2003 at 06:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Also, the airport reception of the 15" Al PB... 850 Views / 11 Replies  
Also, the airport reception of the 15" Al PB should be much better than that of the 15" Ti PB.
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 12, 2003 at 02:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: 12" major yet still elegant crash 707 Views / 5 Replies  
Just wondering. Does OS X automatically repair the disk after a hard crash? I rarely restart and it is extremely rare to have a crash but it seems that OS X takes extra long time to start after a...
Posted by neutrino23, on Sep 12, 2003 at 02:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Two thoughts. First, it is really difficult... 57,423 Views / 420 Replies  
Two thoughts.

First, it is really difficult to forecast this kind of stuff. It is not like Apple has a secret internal calendar that has the release dates for new products for the next 12 months...
Posted by neutrino23, on Aug 29, 2003 at 05:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it was the other side of the equation... 57,423 Views / 420 Replies  
I think it was the other side of the equation that was wrong. I think Apple expected to ship the newer PB some time ago and started clearing the channel in preparation for a release. The problem was...
Posted by neutrino23, on Aug 29, 2003 at 05:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
With an 8 hour flight time perhaps you have a... 665 Views / 12 Replies  
With an 8 hour flight time perhaps you have a layover somewhere for a couple of hours? If so carry on your AC adapter and look for someplace to recharge between planes. There is a wide variation in...
Posted by neutrino23, on Aug 27, 2003 at 04:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I went through a similar decision process and... 581 Views / 8 Replies  
I went through a similar decision process and decided on the 15" PB. As I already have a couple of Macs I can afford to wait for the 15" Al PB to come out. However, I visited our local Apple store...
Posted by neutrino23, on Aug 26, 2003 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got out of bed this morning, stumbled over to... 57,423 Views / 420 Replies  
I got out of bed this morning, stumbled over to the computer and loaded the Apple page. No PowerBooks. :(

I'm now feeling just numb. I really need a new PB. I just feel drained looking for it...
Posted by neutrino23, on Aug 26, 2003 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't disagree with you (I still use a Pismo... 1,049 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't disagree with you (I still use a Pismo 500 PB), but there is a counter-argument.

First, the latest release of any product will usually have fewer bugs than an earlier version. Nagging...
Posted by neutrino23, on Aug 26, 2003 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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