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It might be nice if the icons of currently... 6,844 Views / 297 Replies  
It might be nice if the icons of currently unopened applications were transparent like the menu bar and rest of the dock. Then, running apps would jump off the dock and distinguish themselves from...
Posted by cambro, on Jun 17, 2007 at 07:22 PM, in Mac OS X
You definitely have a hardware problem and having... 721 Views / 11 Replies  
You definitely have a hardware problem and having one in a PBG4 makes it trickier. The most likely candidates are typically RAM and HD freakouts, but yours could well be faulty GPU RAM. You might...
Posted by cambro, on Jun 17, 2007 at 06:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd say that there is still a REMOTE chance that... 465 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd say that there is still a REMOTE chance that we'll see an update, maybe even a form factor change, on or shortly after the Leopard release. I'm not waiting though....
Posted by cambro, on Jun 17, 2007 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It doesn't matter either way. Tests have... 1,058 Views / 20 Replies  
It doesn't matter either way.

Tests have shown (http://www.barefeats.com/rosa03.html) that the 128-256MB difference in VRAM translates into ZERO performance difference in graphic intensive games....
Posted by cambro, on Jun 17, 2007 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The "high end": 9% faster processor 33% more... 722 Views / 9 Replies  
The "high end":
9% faster processor
33% more disk space
25% more $$$$$

If you pay Apple for the 160GB HD to remove that difference, you are still paying 20% more for a 9% faster clock speed,...
Posted by cambro, on Jun 17, 2007 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Update: Complete HD failure! Luckily I... 579 Views / 3 Replies  
Update:

Complete HD failure!

Luckily I backed up my data, because later that night after I made this post, the HD completely died. Can't boot, Disk Utility won't even erase the volume. The HD...
Posted by cambro, on Dec 4, 2006 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP spinny beachball of death attacks 579 Views / 3 Replies  
For months, my MBP has been very reliable, never crashing etc. Lately, however, my MBP has been very unreliable - so much so that I really can't use it in mission-critical settings.

No changes...
Posted by cambro, on Dec 3, 2006 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Getting Folder Action to run while logged out 331 Views / 0 Replies  
I am trying to get an Automator-constructed folder action to run a sudo chmod command when nobody is logged in but a folder in /Library/WebServer is modified via http file transfer.

The script...
Posted by cambro, on Oct 26, 2006 at 06:46 PM, in Applications
Default image resize quality in Automator (Preview.app) 531 Views / 0 Replies  
Automator has some very handy image scale/crop/rotate actions that appear to be driven by Preview.app. Does anybody know how to globally change the default compression that is used during these...
Posted by cambro, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:43 PM, in Applications
If you never use your battery and your laptop is... 4,280 Views / 50 Replies  
If you never use your battery and your laptop is plugged in all the time you should:

1) drain the battery to about 50% charge
2) remove it for storage

In short, use it or loose it...
Posted by cambro, on Oct 4, 2006 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the OP brings up a good point. HD... 884 Views / 10 Replies  
I think the OP brings up a good point.

HD technology in laptops is progressing at a snail's pace in comparison to virtually every other component.

HDs in laptops are slow...so slow, in...
Posted by cambro, on Oct 3, 2006 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The first thing I do when I get a new mac is boot... 2,207 Views / 43 Replies  
The first thing I do when I get a new mac is boot up from the included installation CD and do a custom install.

You can save many gigs of space by getting rid of language localizations you don't...
Posted by cambro, on Sep 17, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting offer, but I don't really have any... 569 Views / 3 Replies  
Interesting offer, but I don't really have any need for a desktop.

A Mac Mini with digital audio out would be an option because I'd like one of those...
Posted by cambro, on Aug 23, 2006 at 05:29 PM, in Marketplace
bump 1 569 Views / 3 Replies  
bump 1
Posted by cambro, on Aug 21, 2006 at 02:39 PM, in Marketplace
PB G4 400 10Gb/384 RAM/AIRPORT CARD/original box&stuff 569 Views / 3 Replies  
I am now a proud owner of a MBP 1.83! My old Ti 1Ghz went into the family upgrade cycle, the Ti 400 came out the other end!

The machine is in great condition cosmetically and functionally, with...
Posted by cambro, on Aug 18, 2006 at 11:05 AM, in Marketplace
MBP HD never sleeps - isolated system page outs prevent 332 Views / 0 Replies  
Today I had my MBP 1.83 sitting idle on a table in a quiet room. Because it was so quiet I could hear the HD spinning and that was the only detectable noise (besides the f_ing processor whine..).
...
Posted by cambro, on Jul 16, 2006 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, that seems to be a pretty bizarre and... 564 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, that seems to be a pretty bizarre and isolated problem that requires Apple support.

Sorry you've had bad luck...
Posted by cambro, on Jul 15, 2006 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You have to "check" for the whine??? I... 6,292 Views / 81 Replies  
You have to "check" for the whine???

I don't see how you could possibly miss it unless you are partially deaf or talking about a whine other than the processor whine. It freaking drives me...
Posted by cambro, on Jul 15, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
W8611 MBP 1.83 here. Loud idle processor... 3,525 Views / 39 Replies  
W8611 MBP 1.83 here.

Loud idle processor whine (I have to run QuietMBP, which cuts battery life)Popping noise when warming up & cooling downDelete key keeps popping off

My machine runs pretty...
Posted by cambro, on Jul 15, 2006 at 09:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your problem is that Microsft has officially... 989 Views / 14 Replies  
Your problem is that Microsft has officially stopped developing WMP for mac and the third party plug in for quicktime, flip4mac, is not readily available as a universal binary just yet. It will be...
Posted by cambro, on Jul 14, 2006 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No problems here either. I've SSH'd from 3... 1,328 Views / 24 Replies  
No problems here either.

I've SSH'd from 3 different 10.4.7 machines into a 10.4.6 machine without any problem.

Sounds like you have a problem unique to your particular setup?
Posted by cambro, on Jul 8, 2006 at 08:57 AM, in Mac OS X
I checked out the MBs running in the Tokyo Apple... 866 Views / 4 Replies  
I checked out the MBs running in the Tokyo Apple Store and I found them to be running expectedly warm, but certainly not hot. I picked them up (black included) and held them on the bottom and they...
Posted by cambro, on Jul 8, 2006 at 08:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 1.83 MBP (1.5 Gig RAM) and it really... 1,369 Views / 25 Replies  
I have a 1.83 MBP (1.5 Gig RAM) and it really doesn't get hot at all. Warm yes, but not at all hot. I've also rarely heard the fans (only came on when I was in target disk mode and transfering 41...
Posted by cambro, on Jun 9, 2006 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree. Apple really needs to at least provide... 1,538 Views / 32 Replies  
I agree. Apple really needs to at least provide a warning dialogue if there is an attempt to rename the home directory via the GUI.

The probability of an average user knowing that this is not a...
Posted by cambro, on Jun 8, 2006 at 03:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I've never really noticed excessive heat in my... 1,266 Views / 18 Replies  
I've never really noticed excessive heat in my 1.83 MBP (W8611), 1.5 Gig RAM.

After running the test in a rather cool room (about 68 F) on a formica topped desk with the power adapter plugged in,...
Posted by cambro, on May 19, 2006 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Just out of ignorance... Why do corporate... 1,625 Views / 32 Replies  
Just out of ignorance...

Why do corporate users depend on modems???? I thought time was money and all that...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 25, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Some MBP gripes and praises 642 Views / 2 Replies  
:thumbsdow GRIPES for a WA611 MBP 1.83 coming from a former Ghz TiBook user:

1. Gaps
Yes, my MBP has gaps all around. The screen has 1.5 mm gaps on both the left and right sides when closed (I...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 11, 2006 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My digital camera died (Olympus C3030...5 yrs... 552 Views / 4 Replies  
My digital camera died (Olympus C3030...5 yrs great service)!
New one ordered...will post pics when it arrives!
Posted by cambro, on Apr 9, 2006 at 11:11 AM, in Marketplace
Sticky: Sounds like hell to me! OS X is a great OS so... 52,722 Views / 234 Replies  
Sounds like hell to me! OS X is a great OS so why anybody would want to surf the web and do day-to-day stuff in Windows is beyond me! I have ZERO desire to run Windows ever on my mac (as I...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 6, 2006 at 01:35 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
Poll: :cry: Just kidding...but it is true that I... 1,797 Views / 4 Replies  
:cry:
Just kidding...but it is true that I somehow feel contaminated! Using a mac is not about the hardware...well, ok maybe a little..;)
Posted by cambro, on Apr 6, 2006 at 12:50 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
bad hardware probably bad ram or bad... 1,831 Views / 42 Replies  
bad hardware

probably
bad ram or
bad logic board
Posted by cambro, on Apr 6, 2006 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I absolutely can't exchange my machine right now... 1,818 Views / 25 Replies  
I absolutely can't exchange my machine right now because I depend on it and will need it for the next three weeks. Surely this won't matter though, right? It's still under AC.

Also, the machine...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 5, 2006 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How about right here.... My concerns: ... 1,627 Views / 7 Replies  
How about right here....

My concerns:

1. Why would third party developers (say, ADOBE) spend tons of development money on OS X software when now every computer out there will officially be able...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 5, 2006 at 11:18 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
going once.... 552 Views / 4 Replies  
going once....
Posted by cambro, on Apr 4, 2006 at 07:18 PM, in Marketplace
So what is the deal with returns on a warped... 1,818 Views / 25 Replies  
So what is the deal with returns on a warped screen as the OP pointed out?? Are these actually defective and being replaced?

My 1.83 has gaps on both left and right edges of the screen when...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 4, 2006 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 1.83 shipped early March has the exact same... 1,818 Views / 25 Replies  
My 1.83 shipped early March has the exact same problems.

Both are extremely annoying. Because of the screen gap, the screen flexes when shut and therefore f***ing keyboard marks are on the...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 2, 2006 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For archival purposes in case somebody searches... 552 Views / 2 Replies  
For archival purposes in case somebody searches the forum, I've managed to find some answers:

There are three possible solutions to symptoms described in the OP:

1) Tiling a desktop picture...
Posted by cambro, on Apr 1, 2006 at 06:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Projector, spanning, top of image cut to bottom 552 Views / 2 Replies  
First of all, I'm no rookie. I have been using projectors and computers for years. Before I bother my AV lab (always a pain) I thought I'd ask this keen group.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION:
1. when in...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 28, 2006 at 12:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
FS: Ti Powerbook G4 400, 384/10/DVD/Airport/box/10.3/iLife '05 552 Views / 4 Replies  
I am now a proud owner of a MBP 1.83! My old Ti 1Ghz went into the family upgrade cycle, the Ti 400 came out the other end!

The machine is in great condition cosmetically and functionally, with...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 28, 2006 at 09:36 AM, in Marketplace
Thanks everyone for the comments/suggestions an... 1,024 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks everyone for the comments/suggestions an thank you Sal for an excellent solution! You guys/gals are awesome!
Posted by cambro, on Mar 27, 2006 at 09:49 AM, in Mac OS X
I have a PM G5 acting as an airport base station... 4,970 Views / 50 Replies  
I have a PM G5 acting as an airport base station for my MBP. The MBP will occassionally drop the connection (bars go to zero) but it always re-establishes it within a second or two. It will also...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 27, 2006 at 09:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
JKT: Thanks for the info. I knew one could... 1,024 Views / 17 Replies  
JKT:

Thanks for the info. I knew one could in principle edit the offending portion of the file (now I know how) but i guess the issue is that my name shouldn't be there in the first place...at...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 24, 2006 at 06:23 PM, in Mac OS X
This issue was discussed at length with Ti's and... 1,251 Views / 15 Replies  
This issue was discussed at length with Ti's and it was reportedly fixed with the Alu PBs. I wouldn't post about dirt and dust on my screen...

What is at issue is physical scuffing of the screen...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 24, 2006 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mac OS X uses PDF as the basis of it's imaging... 1,024 Views / 17 Replies  
Mac OS X uses PDF as the basis of it's imaging model (Quartz 2D is based on PDF). You don't need any application to save a PDF and this is an important feature of OS X...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 24, 2006 at 02:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Print->PDF->Save as PDF embeds your full name into file 1,024 Views / 17 Replies  
I just found this out and was SHOCKED that Apple would do this with absolutely no warning.

Whenever you use the built in "Save as PDF" feature in OS X, the resultant PDF is embedded with an author...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 24, 2006 at 01:12 PM, in Mac OS X
The keyboard seems great to me...flat, handles... 1,251 Views / 15 Replies  
The keyboard seems great to me...flat, handles very beautifully. Nicest keyboard I've ever used really.

I think the issue is screen flexure. My MBP has a pretty large "gap" at the front right...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 24, 2006 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
screen-keyboard marks on MBP?? 1,251 Views / 15 Replies  
I carried around a TiBook with a piece of paper under the lid for 3 years to avoid the nasty keyboard marks on the screen. I was looking forward to ditching the paper with a new MBP.

So, I open...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 24, 2006 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The whole "hot", "warm", "cool" thing is... 6,363 Views / 112 Replies  
The whole "hot", "warm", "cool" thing is ridiculously subjective but...

My 1.83 MBP falls into what I would call "warm."

It is not hot..not hotter than my old Ghz Ti, that's for sure. I can...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 23, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
On a related topic... I just gave my first... 783 Views / 5 Replies  
On a related topic...

I just gave my first full lecture with my new MBP and had image shifting problems on the projector! I never had that with the old Ti at all on the same set up.

Basically,...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 21, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dude, iWork '06 is $79...$49 for education. ... 783 Views / 5 Replies  
Dude, iWork '06 is $79...$49 for education.

If you use Keynote on even a semi-regular basis, it is definitely worth the price of admission to upgrade.

I've been very pleased with Keynote 3 on...
Posted by cambro, on Mar 21, 2006 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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