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You're right, manufacturing and fitting a... 1,286 Views / 39 Replies  
You're right, manufacturing and fitting a brightly backlit tinted glass sheet with magnetised edges to the MacBook cheapens the whole thing.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 15, 2008 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Support for audio & video has existed in pdf... 1,029 Views / 25 Replies  
Support for audio & video has existed in pdf files since waaaaay back. I seem to recall using Acrobat for exactly this when it was just a pup.

In OSX .rtfd files also support links, audio & video,...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 1, 2008 at 02:05 AM, in Applications
Poll: Yes THE glaring issue. The screen. But I knew... 3,080 Views / 50 Replies  
Yes THE glaring issue. The screen. But I knew what I was getting into.

It is just too reflective, no matter what anyone says. Forget about doing color critical work on it, though everything else...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Jun 14, 2008 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Think of it like a track relay. The baton got... 3,563 Views / 51 Replies  
Think of it like a track relay. The baton got passed on to Steve Jobs not because he was accidentally there, but because he saw it as worth having.

Xerox just thought of it as an uninteresting...
Posted by rubaiyat, on May 20, 2008 at 03:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Good to hear, next item please... 5,869 Views / 98 Replies  
Whilst this fixes one of the reasons I don't use Leopard much (I have a dual install) there are other bigger issues such as quirky behavior with some of my software.

The greatest hinderance to...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Dec 22, 2007 at 04:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Is it possible to run both simultaneously? I... 1,108 Views / 37 Replies  
Is it possible to run both simultaneously?

I like Azureus' ability to DL selectively parts of a torrent and check connections and progress in detail.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Dec 21, 2007 at 09:33 AM, in Applications
Yes the font has not been embedded and possibly... 964 Views / 18 Replies  
Yes the font has not been embedded and possibly you used an OpenType font which employs Unicode encoding.

From the sound of it your professor has a dated set-up if he/she doesn't have the...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Dec 10, 2007 at 10:08 AM, in Applications
Even faster, select one, cmd-r 827 Views / 33 Replies  
Even faster, select one, cmd-r
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 5, 2007 at 06:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Neatly put! 2,020 Views / 66 Replies  
Neatly put!
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 5, 2007 at 06:39 PM, in Mac OS X
There you have it, confirmation it is a piece of... 2,020 Views / 66 Replies  
There you have it, confirmation it is a piece of ****!
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 5, 2007 at 06:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Back about Toast 6 Apple succumbed to pressure... 88,241 Views / 56 Replies  
Back about Toast 6 Apple succumbed to pressure from Apple and took out the ability to make bootable CDs and DVDs. I was not aware that this had been reinstated in v8.

As to the size of the DVD, if...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 5, 2007 at 06:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Maybe just maybe if you KNEW it was a dud you... 88,241 Views / 56 Replies  
Maybe just maybe if you KNEW it was a dud you could do something about it instead of guess maybe it is or maybe it isn't.

Or maybe you just LOVE surprises.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 5, 2007 at 06:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Bollocks! What limited time of your attention... 2,418 Views / 69 Replies  
Bollocks! What limited time of your attention span are we discussing? As if it mattered anyway when it isn't obvious and is different to everywhere else.

To grab and drag at an inconsequential...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 3, 2007 at 05:17 PM, in Mac OS X
It is as always, odd. Now even odder and more... 2,418 Views / 69 Replies  
It is as always, odd. Now even odder and more obtuse

Like many things in OSX. That doesn't excuse even more oddities being added to the mix.

If shiny semi-transparent shelf with half visible...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 3, 2007 at 03:58 PM, in Mac OS X
The printed series of images are a multi-page... 3,281 Views / 102 Replies  
The printed series of images are a multi-page pdf?

Sorry to ask as I haven't installed it yet and will wait till the dust settles.

IMHO this is too many steps anyway and not obvious.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 3, 2007 at 03:27 PM, in Applications
Convention? Huh don't make me laugh. The answer... 2,418 Views / 69 Replies  
Convention? Huh don't make me laugh. The answer to evrything is "Whatever Steve says".

We've gone from lickable, to wouldn't want to touch it without elbow length industrial gloves. From clarity...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 3, 2007 at 03:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Does Preview 3 let you take a selection of images... 3,281 Views / 102 Replies  
Does Preview 3 let you take a selection of images and save them as a QuickTime slideshow or multipage PDF? because I have been waiting on both for some time.

It seemed a perfectly obvious and...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 3, 2007 at 03:05 PM, in Applications
As obvious as... Like most things in OSX... 2,418 Views / 69 Replies  
As obvious as...

Like most things in OSX they are getting weirder and weirder.

Click and pull at the wrong location of the Dock or Sidebar and something disappears in a puff of smoke before you...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 3, 2007 at 02:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Random video freezes? 725 Views / 7 Replies  
Random video freezes?
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 2, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
The symptoms strongly suggest the videocard is... 2,575 Views / 29 Replies  
The symptoms strongly suggest the videocard is overheating when under load.

The case was made "thinner" as some crazy marketing gimmick, and probably has affected the internal airflow particularly...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 2, 2007 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Are any of you experiencing the videocard... 912 Views / 12 Replies  
Are any of you experiencing the videocard overheating and locking up the screen as has been reported elsewhere?
Posted by rubaiyat, on Nov 2, 2007 at 02:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks jasonsRX7! I tried to drag it to the... 15,296 Views / 319 Replies  
Thanks jasonsRX7!

I tried to drag it to the Applications side of the Dock from the sidebar, forgetting that that trashes the alias.

I've been using OSX forever and here I learn something new!
...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 29, 2007 at 01:16 PM, in Mac OS X
I know that. I'm using Tiger. 15,296 Views / 319 Replies  
I know that. I'm using Tiger.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 29, 2007 at 12:49 PM, in Mac OS X
How did you do that? I just vaporised my Home... 15,296 Views / 319 Replies  
How did you do that? I just vaporised my Home icon when I tried to drag it on the Dock and can't even figure how to get it back?
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 29, 2007 at 12:35 PM, in Mac OS X
I'll be finding out tonight whether these still... 20,079 Views / 420 Replies  
I'll be finding out tonight whether these still exist in Leopard, but I notice no-one has mentioned the physical aspects of OSX/s GUI.

In particular is the problem of "lurching" in drag and drop...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 25, 2007 at 08:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Same with Illustrator CS2, so I can only presume... 53,626 Views / 4 Replies  
Same with Illustrator CS2, so I can only presume it is later version (latest CorelDraw is v13) or Adobe speaks with forked tongue.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 22, 2007 at 10:06 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
How to open a Coreldraw .cdr file? 53,626 Views / 4 Replies  
A client has supplied a CorelDraw .cdr file and I need to bring it into Pages or Indesign.

If I could only get it into an .eps format I could use Preview to convert it to a pdf. All my options so...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 22, 2007 at 04:46 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Have you guys tried deleting your preferences? ... 2,995 Views / 53 Replies  
Have you guys tried deleting your preferences?

:lol:

Love that shiny new Hmmm-mmm citrus smell of the new iMacs!
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 22, 2007 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
These days the user testing is done exclusively... 2,986 Views / 62 Replies  
These days the user testing is done exclusively on Steve Jobs.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 18, 2007 at 12:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Absolutely swear by iText Express 2,348 Views / 50 Replies  
iText Express (http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Word-Processing/iText-Express.shtml) is to me just the ultimate in simplicity and productivity and being based on Text Edit is extremely compatible.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Oct 14, 2007 at 05:15 AM, in Applications
I have an iMac G5 2.0 Ghz. The screen is not... 26,359 Views / 153 Replies  
I have an iMac G5 2.0 Ghz. The screen is not glass it is covered with a very thin acrylic sheet also known as "plexiglass" or "perspex'.

Just because it has "glass" in the name does not make it...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 13, 2007 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Be extremely cautious about upgrading CPUs,... 959 Views / 13 Replies  
Be extremely cautious about upgrading CPUs, especially from OWC.

The older case and fans tend not to be built for the greater heat of the faster chips.

Mine overheats regularly and OWC went...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 13, 2007 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Air conditioning engineers have a wonderful, if... 3,914 Views / 83 Replies  
Air conditioning engineers have a wonderful, if ironic, saying:

If you have your feet in a bucket of ice and your head in an oven, on average you are comfortable.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 11, 2007 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with Railroader, where I am they are even... 959 Views / 13 Replies  
I agree with Railroader, where I am they are even cheaper, in fact almost giving them away.

Have you tried accessing the insides of an iMac even to install a new battery?

It is an exercise in...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 11, 2007 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Keeping a secure set of backups is the prime... 465 Views / 7 Replies  
Keeping a secure set of backups is the prime method of securing your data.

With the low cost of DVD/CDs this is hardly difficult. Make duplicates on different media eg set 1 CDs Brand X, set 2...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 10, 2007 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Glad it has all worked out Koralatov :) 513 Views / 7 Replies  
Glad it has all worked out Koralatov :)
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 10, 2007 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
1. Check how congetsed the boot drive is. Should... 513 Views / 7 Replies  
1. Check how congetsed the boot drive is. Should have at least 10% free

2. Slight possibility that it maybe a font problem, possibly from your Word install.

3. Strong possibility it maybe...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 9, 2007 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just curious because I have a similar machine,... 907 Views / 13 Replies  
Just curious because I have a similar machine, how much did you pay for it?
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 9, 2007 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
As you well know, just the lack of the original... 907 Views / 13 Replies  
As you well know, just the lack of the original disks does not make your software illegal.

As long as you have proof of purchase.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 9, 2007 at 07:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Daneel it is a long term problem. I have a... 4,252 Views / 9 Replies  
Daneel it is a long term problem.

I have a 2.0Ghz G5 iMac and use 2 separate external CD and DVD FW burners.

I found the internal DVD drive to be slow and unreliable as you have. It also...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 8, 2007 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree 3) but crikes you are paying over the top... 558 Views / 3 Replies  
I agree 3) but crikes you are paying over the top for the previous model in the UK.

Wait, is also a good option. Apple may respond to the criticism of the current shiny iMacs and at worst you will...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 8, 2007 at 06:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Delusional goes with the territory and the... 3,914 Views / 83 Replies  
Delusional goes with the territory and the delusion changes on cue.

Pardon me saying this, but the need to believe is a very strong American trait. It is what makes many of you such determined...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 8, 2007 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am not sure how this is done on an iMac but you... 959 Views / 13 Replies  
I am not sure how this is done on an iMac but you need to degauss it which is essentially give it a magnetic wipe by a quick electric surge.

DO NOT try to wipe it using an external magnet this is...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 8, 2007 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am willing to predict that this problem will... 3,914 Views / 83 Replies  
I am willing to predict that this problem will suddenly be acknowledged with the next model that loudly "Isn't shiny".

I am also willing to predict that all those who thought this model was...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Guess we all need to bulk up to use this model,... 3,914 Views / 83 Replies  
Guess we all need to bulk up to use this model, and Apple will note the minimum weight requirement for safe usage.



Happenchance should not be a requirement for comfortable viewing. I think...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
They are perfectly recoverable. I spilled wine on... 4,468 Views / 82 Replies  
They are perfectly recoverable. I spilled wine on mne and recovered it.

Unplug it and use distilled water/soda water to wash it out thoroughly. Then let it dry out in a warm spot thoroughly.
...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 7, 2007 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
A "very minor" tilting of the screen will not... 3,914 Views / 83 Replies  
A "very minor" tilting of the screen will not eliminate the reflections, not even "probably" as a simple live test will reveal. All you see is something else reflected. Square on it is you and every...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 7, 2007 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
To the extent that they swallowed all the hype... 4,291 Views / 151 Replies  
To the extent that they swallowed all the hype and felt compelled to buy for the sake of fulfuilling some primal consumer need, yes they are.

But think back, by being one of the early purchasers,...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 6, 2007 at 04:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Dark Goob I feel for you. My experience with Macs... 3,163 Views / 37 Replies  
Dark Goob I feel for you. My experience with Macs is as long as yours and I am always very wary with new products but eventually you will be caught out because you are engaged in a non-mainstream...
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 6, 2007 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iShine, iShave or iStrain. Take your pick. 4,553 Views / 37 Replies  
iShine, iShave or iStrain.

Take your pick.
Posted by rubaiyat, on Sep 5, 2007 at 02:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
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