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Expose and Word seem to be friends now. Dunno if... 1,822 Views / 34 Replies  
Expose and Word seem to be friends now. Dunno if that was fixed with SP1 or 10.5.3, but think the latter.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on May 29, 2008 at 01:45 PM, in Applications
vmware, Vista and unity 1,132 Views / 3 Replies  
For reasons I won't go in to, I updated a XP vm to vista. I did this by installing Vista over XP in the vm.

All seems fine, except that unity doesn't work. I can select it (it is not greyed...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Mar 9, 2008 at 07:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
both sites work now. dunno what changed. 5,031 Views / 46 Replies  
both sites work now. dunno what changed.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Mar 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM, in Applications
Weird. Freezes for me, as do a lot of other... 5,031 Views / 46 Replies  
Weird. Freezes for me, as do a lot of other sites. Recent development.

Does this work for people:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 - Reviews by PC Magazine...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Mar 8, 2008 at 11:52 AM, in Applications
Poll: I don't think those are previously invisible... 2,418 Views / 40 Replies  
I don't think those are previously invisible files.

Here is a tidbit from the ClamXav website:

"Friendly backup reminder
This software has the ability to move files on your computer, therefore...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Mar 2, 2008 at 01:24 PM, in Applications
Could be, but mine is a Merom that came with... 924 Views / 20 Replies  
Could be, but mine is a Merom that came with 10.5.0 installed, and if people with brand new Penryns have them as well, well then that's a pretty long stretch for a vendor issue.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Mar 2, 2008 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think they are just crap displays. I don't... 924 Views / 20 Replies  
I think they are just crap displays. I don't think it is a driver issue.

Two easiest ways to see it: 1) Drop shadows don't look like shadows, but rather you can see the individual pixels in...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Mar 2, 2008 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple MacBook Penryn speed claims 3,242 Views / 26 Replies  
I noted on the MacBook page ( Apple - MacBook - Features (http://www.apple.com/macbook/features.html) , click on "learn more" under the processor section ) that apple is comparing the performance of...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook C2D display issue 924 Views / 20 Replies  
I have a MacBook 2.2 Core 2 Duo that seems to have an odd display problem in that it would appear to not be applying gradients.

There was a post on Apple's boards suggesting what I believe to be a...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wasn't it also delayed several months from the... 5,021 Views / 25 Replies  
Wasn't it also delayed several months from the original ETA?

I like office 08 on intel machines, but Excel in particular seems "unfinished". I understand, for example, that the Solver was...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Feb 18, 2008 at 05:05 PM, in Applications
Wow - for me Office 2008 so far has been very... 6,189 Views / 105 Replies  
Wow - for me Office 2008 so far has been very stable. I think it's a great update. I am not too concerned with VBA loss because honestly VBA support in 04 was iffy enough for me to not to do much...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Feb 2, 2008 at 10:56 AM, in Applications
I have and like Parallels. I'm trying VMWare... 935 Views / 3 Replies  
I have and like Parallels. I'm trying VMWare now, and it seems fine, but for some reason it is consuming a ton of CPU - vmware-vmx is shooting to 100% of CPU running WinXP (boot camp partition) with...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jan 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
That seems really weird. Are all your fonts OK? ... 6,982 Views / 22 Replies  
That seems really weird. Are all your fonts OK? Did you trash normal.dot? Similar specs for me and it is maybe 4-5 seconds. not fast, but not 33 seconds...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jan 20, 2008 at 10:37 PM, in Applications
I can see using Pages in lieu of Word for a wide... 6,982 Views / 22 Replies  
I can see using Pages in lieu of Word for a wide variety of tasks, but the idea that you'd only go with Excel over Numbers if you needed 100% compatibility is off base to me. There is still a real...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
Use the zoom control at the bottom of the window,... 450 Views / 2 Replies  
Use the zoom control at the bottom of the window, select"Two up" instead of "one up".

There may be another way to do it but that's the technique I use.

We'll see what Word 2008 brings but...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jan 13, 2008 at 10:28 AM, in Applications
Wow - seems great. Zippy, for sure. 2,059 Views / 51 Replies  
Wow - seems great. Zippy, for sure.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jan 1, 2008 at 12:05 PM, in Applications
I agree - there was a real charm with that... 720 Views / 19 Replies  
I agree - there was a real charm with that machine and OS 9 had a a ton of "personality" (albeit sometimes a bit petulant).

I had one of the first clamshells off the assembly line as well as one...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Dec 31, 2007 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
get the clambook with OS9, for sure. 720 Views / 19 Replies  
get the clambook with OS9, for sure.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Dec 31, 2007 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are a number of alternatives. Primarily,... 354 Views / 4 Replies  
There are a number of alternatives. Primarily, for years the difficulty wasn't in functionality but in the fact that in order to compete you needed to interact well with Office given its massive...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Dec 9, 2007 at 01:40 PM, in Applications
I got this from godaddy's support desk, it may... 1,789 Views / 2 Replies  
I got this from godaddy's support desk, it may provide some general help:

To create a CNAME you will need to access the Total DNS control panel, please use the following instructions create a...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Nov 23, 2007 at 04:21 PM, in Applications
Argh - I see the problem now and it's not... 539 Views / 5 Replies  
Argh - I see the problem now and it's not hardware. Parallels was running at the CD/DVD drive was enabled. Win XP was trying to open the DVD, not OS X.

If I tell Win XP to ignore CDs or DVDs OS...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 31, 2007 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iWork 08 is short on performance. Pages 08 is a... 15,451 Views / 152 Replies  
iWork 08 is short on performance. Pages 08 is a big step forward, but Numbers as is just too slow. I'm hoping that Office 2008 delivers performance. I could even live with the 2004 interface with...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 30, 2007 at 07:10 PM, in Applications
Odd, my "no access" was not grayed out. 1,050 Views / 8 Replies  
Odd, my "no access" was not grayed out.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 30, 2007 at 06:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Did you apply the Login and Keychain software... 304 Views / 5 Replies  
Did you apply the Login and Keychain software update?
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 30, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Did you apply the Login and Keychain software... 402 Views / 5 Replies  
Did you apply the Login and Keychain software update?
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 29, 2007 at 04:51 PM, in Mac OS X
ah, that's it. part of a fink install. 261 Views / 2 Replies  
ah, that's it. part of a fink install.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 28, 2007 at 10:48 PM, in Mac OS X
X11 weirdness 261 Views / 2 Replies  
Opening terminal.app seems to automatically open X11. If I close terminal.app, X11 stays open. If I close X11 it gives me an "are you sure" dialog . If I say close it closes X11...and then it...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 28, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in Mac OS X
FWIW, like the poster I realized my macbook (may... 539 Views / 5 Replies  
FWIW, like the poster I realized my macbook (may 2006) DVD-R drive was borked when I went to install Leopard.

System Profiler sees it but it can't read any media.

Wonder if there are high fail...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 28, 2007 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it's great that so many complaints are... 2,567 Views / 50 Replies  
I think it's great that so many complaints are for cosmetic stuff, like the menubar or folder appearance. I agree the folders are weak (although at high zoom they are nicer, kind of speckled like a...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 28, 2007 at 11:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Have seen Leopard on a MacBook Dual 2Ghz CD 2GB... 20,848 Views / 73 Replies  
Have seen Leopard on a MacBook Dual 2Ghz CD 2GB and a dual 2.5 G5 1GB. Horrible airport dropped signal issues on the dual 2.5 UNTIL I applied the Login and Keychain update Apple posted at 4:00pm or...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 27, 2007 at 10:59 PM, in Mac OS X
View it as an opportunity - you can make the menu... 593 Views / 6 Replies  
View it as an opportunity - you can make the menu bar any color you want. Just photoshop a ~20 pixel stripe of the color of your choice adjusting for the transparency effect at the top of the...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Oct 27, 2007 at 07:57 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not "crying". Nor am I freaking out about my... 536 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm not "crying". Nor am I freaking out about my battery. Point is Apple's response so far is awful - a false negative on a battery check is about the worst result their website can return in the...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Aug 26, 2006 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's kind of crap. People are having issues... 536 Views / 6 Replies  
That's kind of crap. People are having issues with the website, so just hang out on the phone for 50 minutes and they'll take care of you? My 6C531xxx battery is within the range, and the website...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Aug 26, 2006 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
should be ok. ... 474 Views / 5 Replies  
should be ok.

http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/popcorn/standard/requirements.html
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jul 8, 2006 at 01:45 PM, in Applications
Macbook 2.0, 1gb RAM. Opera, a universal binary,... 721 Views / 12 Replies  
Macbook 2.0, 1gb RAM. Opera, a universal binary, opens ridiculously slowly. Feels like 10.0.4 - maybe 15 "bounces" and a beach ball before the window appears. Anyone else seeing this?
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 27, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Applications
maybe a little better than the prior gen ibook... 6,175 Views / 24 Replies  
maybe a little better than the prior gen ibook 1.33.

ok for soloing, guess.

crowded areas or grouping where you need to keep an eye on multiple characters, not so OK.

this is using 10.4.7 on...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 27, 2006 at 09:55 PM, in Gaming
Cool, thanks. That thread link didn't work, but... 2,302 Views / 3 Replies  
Cool, thanks. That thread link didn't work, but i did create an ISO image and set the default CD drive to be that image.

Gave it a whirl again and it started to work, but never finished...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 25, 2006 at 01:56 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
A second attempt yielded the same general message... 2,302 Views / 3 Replies  
A second attempt yielded the same general message but the error code was 512 instead of 7.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 25, 2006 at 12:32 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Parallels 1.0 Win XP install problem 2,302 Views / 3 Replies  
Installing Win XP Pro SP2 from a CD in a new VM. Win Setup starts and then and dies, saying that:

File i:\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded.
The error code is 7
Setup cannot continue. Press...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 25, 2006 at 12:14 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Forget the widget; use top or Activity Monitor to... 415 Views / 3 Replies  
Forget the widget; use top or Activity Monitor to see precisely what is hogging the processor. I very much doubt this precise problem is widespread or is generating the reports of high MPB heat...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 24, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It won't recognize the 9.1 CD when the CD is in... 578 Views / 8 Replies  
It won't recognize the 9.1 CD when the CD is in the internal CD-ROM drive in the bay? Is the CD bad/maybe it got scratched? Can the mini read the CD?
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 17, 2006 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This sounds very wrong. What's the story with... 684 Views / 6 Replies  
This sounds very wrong. What's the story with the RAM?
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 13, 2006 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm...burn a copy of the aforementioned disk... 626 Views / 3 Replies  
Hmmm...burn a copy of the aforementioned disk image; leave the original disk at home for safety/no worry of losing it; take the copy with you in your laptop bag.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 13, 2006 at 12:00 AM, in Applications
I ran the Cinebench 9.5 CPU tests on a MacBook,... 9,539 Views / 77 Replies  
I ran the Cinebench 9.5 CPU tests on a MacBook, 2Ghz Core Duo, 1GB RAM, 80GB X partition, 20GB XP partition, default resolution

OS X 10.4.6: 306, 585
OS X 10.4.6: under Rosetta, 91, 169
Win XP,...
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 12, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Applications
It's a MacBook (apologies - it was originally... 936 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a MacBook (apologies - it was originally posted there and moved here - hence the lack of clarity)
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 10, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Quick question 936 Views / 4 Replies  
Where is the firmware update needed with boot camp? Does anyone have a link?
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Jun 10, 2006 at 11:23 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I agree. Solid operation. No worries. 508 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree. Solid operation. No worries.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on May 29, 2006 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That means 19 people took a look and tried to... 550 Views / 11 Replies  
That means 19 people took a look and tried to diagnose your problem for free. Totally justified to to be angry with them.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on May 27, 2006 at 12:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Nice! Guess we'll be seeing an MB 17 in Fort... 485 Views / 3 Replies  
Nice! Guess we'll be seeing an MB 17 in Fort Tryon park soon :)

congrats!
Posted by Colonel Panic, on May 6, 2006 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As a guess, try allocating more RAM to to the app... 264 Views / 2 Replies  
As a guess, try allocating more RAM to to the app and see if that helps. "Get Info" on the app icon and increase the RAM allocations.
Posted by Colonel Panic, on Apr 22, 2006 at 10:47 AM, in Applications
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