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Yeah, flippin' heck. My MBP is now noticeably... 20,906 Views / 244 Replies  
Yeah, flippin' heck. My MBP is now noticeably louder on one bar of volume than it was before. So much for super-quiet night-time music... ;)
Posted by chrismear, on Mar 14, 2007 at 06:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Look in /Library/Caches. There should be a file... 941 Views / 9 Replies  
Look in /Library/Caches. There should be a file called com.apple.userXXXpictureCache.userImage, where XXX is your user number. Copy that to your desktop, and stick ".jpg" on the end, and it should...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 21, 2006 at 06:52 AM, in Mac OS X
There aren't that many manufacturers that are... 452 Views / 2 Replies  
There aren't that many manufacturers that are specifically UK-based, but there are a few retailers with a good selection. The online Apple Store stocks a few brands. Laptop Stuff...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 19, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBreakZ (http://publicspace.net/MacBreakZ) is a... 1,697 Views / 22 Replies  
MacBreakZ (http://publicspace.net/MacBreakZ) is a great little program that you might want to have a look at. It monitors when you're using the computer and reminds you to take appropriate breaks...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 17, 2006 at 07:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you mean you're turning off the firewall on... 631 Views / 3 Replies  
Do you mean you're turning off the firewall on the server Mac, or on the client Mac?

As long as you're alllowing connections on port 21 on the server Mac (i.e. 'FTP access' is ticked on the...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 16, 2006 at 11:26 AM, in Networking
1 GHz TiBook owner here, and my DVI/VGA adaptor... 383 Views / 4 Replies  
1 GHz TiBook owner here, and my DVI/VGA adaptor definitely has round-topped screws, not flat-topped screws.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 16, 2006 at 11:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For reference, this... 496 Views / 4 Replies  
For reference, this (http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=3557) is the kind of thing you'd need. Costs $299.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 16, 2006 at 04:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What happens if you let it boot up completely... 361 Views / 3 Replies  
What happens if you let it boot up completely with the power adaptor plugged in, and then unplug it? Does it still die instantly?
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 15, 2006 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I sense that someone is about to become very... 543 Views / 10 Replies  
I sense that someone is about to become very disappointed with their new Mac purchase...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 15, 2006 at 10:22 AM, in Mac OS X
The active text input (i.e. the address bar or... 6,118 Views / 106 Replies  
The active text input (i.e. the address bar or Google bar or whatever text input you want to type in) will show the cursor (the vertical flashing bar) and will have a blue/grey glow around it. Even...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 13, 2006 at 10:44 AM, in Applications
In Firefox Preferences, under Content > Enable... 824 Views / 15 Replies  
In Firefox Preferences, under Content > Enable JavaScript > Advanced..., there's a checkbox that says "Allow scripts to: Move or resize existing windows", which I believe is ticked by default. If you...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 13, 2006 at 08:58 AM, in Applications
Some other people have reported... 383 Views / 4 Replies  
Some other people have reported (http://forums.macnn.com/69/powerbook-and-macbook-pro/305260/red-led-on-mbp/) what sounds like a similar problem to yours. There's no reliable fix yet, but at least...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 12, 2006 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What do you get if you type echo $TERM ... 4,981 Views / 6 Replies  
What do you get if you type

echo $TERM

? For the standard Terminal app, it should be set to 'xterm-color'. Having this set to a less capable terminal could cause the error you're seeing.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 12, 2006 at 12:07 PM, in Mac OS X
The setting in preferences is just for links that... 824 Views / 15 Replies  
The setting in preferences is just for links that are coming in from other applications (like when you click on a link in an email in Mail).

When you click on links in webpages that are set up to...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 12, 2006 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
Note that you don't need to run your external... 482 Views / 10 Replies  
Note that you don't need to run your external monitor at a resolution that is native to built-in display in your MacBook Pro. The video card in an MBP can drive an external monitor at whatever...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 12, 2006 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, there's Edit > Paste Escaped Text, which... 1,382 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, there's Edit > Paste Escaped Text, which will escape the carriage returns for you. But it will also escape all special characters, including spaces. So it's likely this won't achieve what you...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 10, 2006 at 10:12 AM, in Mac OS X
I think I've seen this before with IMAP folders... 598 Views / 3 Replies  
I think I've seen this before with IMAP folders that "aren't really folders" or something like that. Are these folders on an IMAP server?
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 10, 2006 at 09:59 AM, in Applications
There's a lot of attitude coming from the big... 6,118 Views / 106 Replies  
There's a lot of attitude coming from the big posters here that isn't very friendly towards new users. The Mac windows/application/dock paradigm is very different to the Windows...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 10, 2006 at 05:26 AM, in Applications
That's all true, but again, it's a policy that's... 726 Views / 8 Replies  
That's all true, but again, it's a policy that's pretty unique to Apple, and that's what MickyUback is complaining about.

Most technology companies at least have a rough public roadmap of future...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 10, 2006 at 04:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, good catch! Now that you mention it, that... 502 Views / 8 Replies  
Wow, good catch! Now that you mention it, that does fit the description of the problem perfectly.



Apple has a pretty good Switch 101 (http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/) mini-site on...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 9, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can do a Flickr search for photos that have... 990 Views / 15 Replies  
You can do a Flickr search for photos that have been licensed under the Creative Commons License:

Flickr: Search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=red+ipod+nano&l=cc)

Then just find one that...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 9, 2006 at 08:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually, this particular example isn't using... 2,169 Views / 16 Replies  
Actually, this particular example isn't using Flash, it's using Quicktime.

Flash is able to actually send the video stream from your webcam back to the server (which lets them build things like...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, closing the lid is exactly equivalent to... 759 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, closing the lid is exactly equivalent to clicking 'Sleep' in the menu.

In both cases it's literally like pausing the entire computer. I've shut the lid on my PowerBook in the middle of big...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can you describe your setup in more detail? Do... 502 Views / 8 Replies  
Can you describe your setup in more detail? Do you always have the MacBook plugged into the external display? Do you have both displays on at the same time, or just the external display? Are you...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When you run Windows using Boot Camp, you're... 804 Views / 5 Replies  
When you run Windows using Boot Camp, you're literally running Windows natively on your computer's hardware. So your games are able to fully access and use the CPU and video card at full speed.
...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 11:02 AM, in Gaming
As far as I know, there's nothing stopping you... 2,088 Views / 13 Replies  
As far as I know, there's nothing stopping you from booting into Windows XP and just deleting the OS X partition.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 10:53 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Retrospect for Mac can backup your Mac (plus... 359 Views / 3 Replies  
Retrospect for Mac can backup your Mac (plus other Mac or Windows machines on your local network) to a remote FTP server:

EMC Insignia : EMC® Retrospect® for Macintosh...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Applications
Has he switched num lock on? 426 Views / 7 Replies  
Has he switched num lock on?
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 10:42 AM, in Mac OS X
See, I actually enjoy reinstalling all my apps... 24,177 Views / 266 Replies  
See, I actually enjoy reinstalling all my apps and playing with the preferences. Maybe I'm nuts.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 8, 2006 at 06:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Also, the 14-day return policy is a primarily for... 24,177 Views / 266 Replies  
Also, the 14-day return policy is a primarily for no-questions-asked, just-changed-your-mind returns. If there's something actually wrong with your machine, you're covered by the actual warranty for...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 7, 2006 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Go oooon, tell us what happened. ;) 447 Views / 7 Replies  
Go oooon, tell us what happened. ;)
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 6, 2006 at 05:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I totally agree with you. I'm just saying... 817 Views / 16 Replies  
Yeah, I totally agree with you. I'm just saying that what sc_markt suggests is a good idea if you haven't got a second drive. But, as you say, ideally you want a second physical drive for backups.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 5, 2006 at 10:18 AM, in Mac OS X
Shutdown the computer, and see if it makes the... 522 Views / 10 Replies  
Shutdown the computer, and see if it makes the same sound as the power goes off. If so, chances are that it's just the sound of the heads parking.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 5, 2006 at 03:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My gut feeling is that you'd get better... 817 Views / 16 Replies  
My gut feeling is that you'd get better performance having your system swap files and your application scratch files on separate physical disks, if you can.



macosxhints has a page...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 5, 2006 at 03:33 AM, in Mac OS X
I really wouldn't worry about fragmentation too... 817 Views / 16 Replies  
I really wouldn't worry about fragmentation too much. HFS+ does a very good job of avoiding fragmentation (http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/apme/fragmentation/) in the first place. And as TETENAL...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 4, 2006 at 01:07 PM, in Mac OS X
I like it. It exposes several video-related... 810 Views / 20 Replies  
I like it.

It exposes several video-related properties to the UI and to AppleScript, which has been a huge help to me in organising my video library.

Video playback performance seems better --...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 4, 2006 at 12:56 PM, in Applications
When you close the lid, the light on the latch... 355 Views / 4 Replies  
When you close the lid, the light on the latch release button comes on at full brightness, and stays steady for a short while. Your MBP is saying "I am still switched on, and I am writing the...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 4, 2006 at 06:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are two parts to a credit card transaction... 24,177 Views / 266 Replies  
There are two parts to a credit card transaction -- first, the merchant sends a message to your credit card company to check that you have the funds available for the transaction, and kind of...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 3, 2006 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It comes in a larger plain box with padding for... 24,177 Views / 266 Replies  
It comes in a larger plain box with padding for protection, like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/danrubin/286580153/
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 2, 2006 at 05:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
All fair points. But I'm sitting here at my desk... 892 Views / 18 Replies  
All fair points. But I'm sitting here at my desk on my Titanium PowerBook, with all the ports at the back, and I love the fact that all the wires just snake backwards over the back of the desk and I...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 2, 2006 at 05:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm in the UK, and I've ordered the stock matte... 3,248 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm in the UK, and I've ordered the stock matte 17" as well. My estimated shipping date is 13 November.
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 1, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're probably thinking of this article: ... 608 Views / 3 Replies  
You're probably thinking of this article:

AppleInsider | A closer look at Apple's Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro (http://appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2189)

It says, "Similarly, internal revisions...
Posted by chrismear, on Nov 1, 2006 at 07:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's a picture of the MacBook Pro battery,... 454 Views / 6 Replies  
Here's a picture of the MacBook Pro battery, where you can see that it says "Li-ion":

http://images.appleinsider.com/macbook-pro-core2duo-19.jpg

All of the specs for the MBPs definitely say...
Posted by chrismear, on Oct 31, 2006 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, they're different technologies, although from... 454 Views / 6 Replies  
No, they're different technologies, although from an engineering perspective they're both fundamentally 'batteries that use lithium ions', so the nomenclature is a bit confusing.

Can you show us...
Posted by chrismear, on Oct 31, 2006 at 08:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Quick question about Spaces. Does anyone know if... 108,626 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Quick question about Spaces. Does anyone know if it'll be possible to have windows from the same app on different desktops? Or do all the windows from the same app have to be on the same desktop?
...
Posted by chrismear, on Sep 29, 2006 at 06:51 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the advice, everyone! sdilley14 and... 602 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the advice, everyone! sdilley14 and SierraDragon, your experiences with the late G4 PowerBooks are encouraging. I think if I can find a super-cheap G4 secondhand I'll grab one just to hold...
Posted by chrismear, on Aug 12, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Will a MBP be a major improvement for a web developer? 602 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi everyone, looking for some advice/experience here. Given my current usage patterns, and the type of performance problems I'm having, will a MacBook Pro be a substantial improvement?

I'm...
Posted by chrismear, on Aug 10, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you mean this one? ... 292 Views / 28 Replies  
Do you mean this one?

http://www.apple.com/hardware/ads/powerbook_g4-2.html
Posted by chrismear, on Mar 21, 2002 at 12:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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