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Thanks. I figure if what I got is working fine... 673 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks. I figure if what I got is working fine I'll just keep it. "If it ain't broke, don't fix." :)
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Any benefit to using Displayport? 673 Views / 4 Replies  
I just upgraded my early 2008 MacPro with the Apple ATI 5770 video card. This video card has one Dual-Link DVI port and 2 Mini Displayports.

But I have only one monitor, a Dell 30" connected via...
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just don't get why Google Chrome, with the same... 1,602 Views / 11 Replies  
I just don't get why Google Chrome, with the same usage patterns takes up never more than about 400MB of ram for me yet Safari is like 2GB!

On my Macbook, I only have 2GB of RAM so it becomes a...
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:48 PM, in Applications
What happens at that point? Will Safari crash? 1,602 Views / 11 Replies  
What happens at that point? Will Safari crash?
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:29 PM, in Applications
Check it yourself, it's not really dependent on... 1,602 Views / 11 Replies  
Check it yourself, it's not really dependent on what you are doing with/in Safari. Just launch it, browse, and after a few hours, it starts taking more and more ram...
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 1, 2011 at 06:43 PM, in Applications
Why is Safari such a memory hog? 1,602 Views / 11 Replies  
https://p.twimg.com/AYRShXTCIAAhrn7.jpg

Why is Safari 'WebProcess' such a memory hog? This is in Lion with the current version.
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:23 PM, in Applications
That wasn't it but I contacted Adobe and this... 1,828 Views / 2 Replies  
That wasn't it but I contacted Adobe and this fixed the issue:

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Re-create the Photoshop CS5 preferences file:

Quit Photoshop CS5.
Rename the Users\[username]\Library\Preferences\Adobe...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM, in Applications
Because I don't like it spinning up and down all... 1,185 Views / 8 Replies  
Because I don't like it spinning up and down all the time (or even spinning) when I'm not using it. As it spins up, it pauses the whole system.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 5, 2011 at 01:38 PM, in macOS
No, if you unmount it instead of ejecting it, you... 1,185 Views / 8 Replies  
No, if you unmount it instead of ejecting it, you can re-mount it again later with out having to power cycle it.

This is what I've been doing via Disk Utility but I want an easier way.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 5, 2011 at 12:04 PM, in macOS
Photoshop CS5 no longer prints after upgrading to Lion 1,828 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm getting a file 'could not print xxxx.jpg because of a disk error' message when trying to print in Adobe Photoshop CS5 after updating to Lion.

Anyone know what might be going on? I've tried...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 1, 2011 at 06:06 PM, in Applications
Menu item for mounting/unmounting hard disks? 1,185 Views / 8 Replies  
I've been opening Disk Utility to mount and unmount hard disks as needed but I'd like an easier way.

Anyone know of any software that installs a menu item to do this? I don't want to 'eject' the...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM, in macOS
Thanks. I believe once I purchase it I can... 729 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks. I believe once I purchase it I can download it again onto the other computer via the App Store. I haven't purchased it yet though.
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 24, 2011 at 03:18 PM, in Applications
Final Cut Pro on 2 Macs? 729 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm thinking about purchasing the new Final Cut Pro. Can I download/install it on both my macs? Or will I need to purchase it twice?
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 23, 2011 at 02:46 PM, in Applications
Yes, mine was 2.7.3 and definitely a PowerPC app.... 10,696 Views / 17 Replies  
Yes, mine was 2.7.3 and definitely a PowerPC app.

Image Capture works well.
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:56 AM, in macOS
I was just reading this and apparently my scanner... 10,696 Views / 17 Replies  
I was just reading this and apparently my scanner is supported out of the box with Lion.

OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6: Printer and scanner software (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669)

Thanks for...
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 21, 2011 at 06:07 PM, in macOS
Epson scanner doesn't work under Lion 10,696 Views / 17 Replies  
After upgrading to Lion, the Epson Scan app no longer works since it's a Power PC app apparently.

Is there any alternative to be able to scan under Lion?

It's an older Epson 2450 Perfection...
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 21, 2011 at 06:01 PM, in macOS
Thanks! Simple, I was over-thinking it. ;) 2,348 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks! Simple, I was over-thinking it. ;)
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 19, 2011 at 06:46 PM, in Applications
How can I use a .jpg in iMovie? 2,348 Views / 2 Replies  
This is probably really simple, but I seem to be missing it; How can I use a .jpg in iMovie that is not in my iPhoto library?

Anyone know?
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 19, 2011 at 06:06 PM, in Applications
Yes, but it can only look and use one folder at a... 6,245 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, but it can only look and use one folder at a time, not any subfolders or anything.
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:51 PM, in macOS
Thanks. It's sorta stupid that Desktop... 6,245 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks.

It's sorta stupid that Desktop control panel doesn't recognize subfolders. If I want to choose a folder of images for desktop pics at random, all the images must be copied into one folder...
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 20, 2009 at 04:40 PM, in macOS
Path to Snow Leopard desktop picture? 6,245 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone have the path to the Snow Leopard desktop picture? I'm not sure where it lives.
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 20, 2009 at 04:09 PM, in macOS
Just an update, this seems much better in Snow... 1,877 Views / 6 Replies  
Just an update, this seems much better in Snow Leopard. My Mac is auto-sleeping now no matter what setting I have in iTunes as long as nothing is playing.
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 15, 2009 at 07:36 AM, in Applications
It does it when nothing is sharing though. I'm... 1,877 Views / 6 Replies  
It does it when nothing is sharing though. I'm running some tests with it with not being connected to the store. Sorta strange that Apple's own software doesn't play nice with the OS.
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM, in Applications
Thanks. I just activated sharing in iTunes and... 909 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks. I just activated sharing in iTunes and now my library shows up as a playist on the other computer in iTunes! I'm giddy it was that easy!
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM, in Applications
Access iTunes library on Macbook Pro? 909 Views / 4 Replies  
I have my iTunes library on my main computer (Mac Pro desktop). I have an Airport Extreme wireless network.

Can I access my iTunes library wirelessly on my Macbook (laptop)? I'd like to be able...
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM, in Applications
Why would it contact the store behind the scenes... 1,877 Views / 6 Replies  
Why would it contact the store behind the scenes though? That seems strange.

I was logged into it so will try it logged out.

I did not have those Energy Saver checkboxes checked however.
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 4, 2009 at 07:27 PM, in Applications
My MacPro won't auto sleep with iTunes open 1,877 Views / 6 Replies  
My MacPro won't auto sleep with iTunes open. If I quit iTunes and leave the computer, it will goto sleep after inactivity. But with iTunes open (not playing anything) it will try to go to sleep (I...
Posted by mediahound, on Sep 4, 2009 at 12:41 AM, in Applications
Thanks. 790 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 29, 2009 at 03:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Does iPod dock really have line out? 790 Views / 2 Replies  
I got an older Apple iPod universal dock (the one with the S Video out and a IR port on the front for a remote) and when I'm using the line out jack on the back of it, I can still adjust the iPod...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 29, 2009 at 01:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for that info. That's too bad really. I... 1,162 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for that info. That's too bad really. I guess they want to sell more Time Capsules...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:04 PM, in Networking
Airport Extreme plug in a USB hard drive? 1,162 Views / 6 Replies  
I have an Airport Extreme (not Time Capsule) and I notice it has a USB port on it. Is this only for printers or can I plug an external hard drive in there to backup my computers wirelessly?
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 25, 2009 at 09:27 PM, in Networking
I didn't realize CCC could do each. Which one is... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
I didn't realize CCC could do each. Which one is better? Seems like the file copy would be best? This would be for my new system drive (getting rid of the old drive).
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Semi-related to this: if I clone a fragmented... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
Semi-related to this: if I clone a fragmented drive, will the clone also be fragmented? Or, will the clone be all nice and non-fragmented? And by clone I mean using Carbon Copy Cloner.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I really don't believe that operating systems... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
I really don't believe that operating systems fill up a hard drive radially like that though. Data is typically scattered all over the drive even when it's not full, right?
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 20, 2009 at 03:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not wanting to change the subject, but as an... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
Not wanting to change the subject, but as an aside, is iDefrag something that is worth using/paying for?
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 20, 2009 at 03:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'll have about 500GB initially and it will... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
I'll have about 500GB initially and it will gradually grow over time...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:34 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks. Actually right now there are 1TB 7200... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
Thanks. Actually right now there are 1TB 7200 drives but not a lot of 1.5tb 7200rpm ones.

Maybe I should just go with 1TB drives now.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 19, 2009 at 11:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the input everyone. So, do you... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
Thanks for the input everyone.

So, do you think rpm is not a very important thing to consider when making a buying decision? Should I just go with a quiet drive in the capacity I want (1.5tb even...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 19, 2009 at 09:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm not super concerned about power as this is... 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
I'm not super concerned about power as this is for a MacPro. I'm more concerned about speed and noise level.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does dard disk RPM matter? 1,976 Views / 37 Replies  
I'm in the market for a new hard drive or two and my friend said when you get up over 1TB, a 5400rpm drive is not much slower than a 7200rpm drive due to the data density. Is this true or a load of...
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for all the input! 959 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks for all the input!
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 4, 2009 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the input. I may go with internal. ... 959 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks for the input. I may go with internal.

I wish there was any easy way to adjust the Time Machine interval to longer. I hate having to hear it backing up every hour.
Posted by mediahound, on Aug 1, 2009 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Backup drive-external or internal? 959 Views / 13 Replies  
Does it make more sense to have a backup hard drive internally in my Mac Pro or to buy an external one? This would be for Time Machine backups.

Also, if I have two internal drives and unmount the...
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 31, 2009 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Upon further research, I believe they are called... 514 Views / 4 Replies  
Upon further research, I believe they are called Dual Wan routers:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss__0_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dual+wan+router&x=0&y=0&sprefix=dual+wan/?tag=tt-20...
Posted by mediahound, on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM, in Networking
Router for sharing two net connections? 514 Views / 4 Replies  
I have both cable modem and DSL service (for redundancy because I work from home and the cable modem service while fast, is less than reliable).

Is there a router that will allow me to connect to...
Posted by mediahound, on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:38 PM, in Networking
Microsoft eh? Does it have a mic built in? 1,057 Views / 2 Replies  
Microsoft eh?

Does it have a mic built in?
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 27, 2008 at 06:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What's the best iChat camera to get? 1,057 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a MacPro and want to get a camera (with mic) to use for iChat like I do with the built in one on the Macbook Pro.

Can anyone recommend what to get?
Posted by mediahound, on Jul 27, 2008 at 04:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Utility to turn wifi (Airport Extreme) on/off? 988 Views / 0 Replies  
Is there a utility I can use to turn my wifi on and off with a one button click? I have an Aiport Extreme. I'd like the wired part to be on when I'm sitting at my desk, but don't need the wifi part...
Posted by mediahound, on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM, in Networking
As somone else posted in another thread, it never... 1,864 Views / 8 Replies  
As somone else posted in another thread, it never makes sense to buy any of the upgrades from Apple unless you simply cannot get them somewhere else.

They charge too much. Buy the base unit and...
Posted by mediahound, on Jan 21, 2008 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's Leopard. It takes a long time on all... 2,171 Views / 28 Replies  
That's Leopard. It takes a long time on all machines in my experience.
Posted by mediahound, on Jan 14, 2008 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
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