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CharlesS 2,941 Views / 129 Replies  
OK, he's correct that it should be made as painless as possible... but Apple is in the same boat and they are eating their own dogfood.

The decisions they make are painful both ways. They don't...
Posted by Deal, on Apr 7, 2008 at 02:03 PM, in Applications
The right decision is not always popular 2,941 Views / 129 Replies  
No matter how much developers squirm (or outright lash out in forums and in private), technology moves forward for the better of us all.

There were programmers complaining about OS X back in OS...
Posted by Deal, on Apr 7, 2008 at 12:28 PM, in Applications
I would have troubleshot it more except for the... 405 Views / 10 Replies  
I would have troubleshot it more except for the fact that it crashes on all my systems and I hear the same from a lot of other users around here.

I'm also waiting a new system so I don't plan on...
Posted by Deal, on Feb 15, 2008 at 12:24 PM, in Applications
Sick of Safari Crashing 405 Views / 10 Replies  
I have really liked Safari, but I am so tired of it spontaneously quitting, I'm about to make a permanent jump to FireFox.

Safari 3.0.4
OS X 10.5.2
Posted by Deal, on Feb 15, 2008 at 10:12 AM, in Applications
Upgradability 5,732 Views / 94 Replies  
I agree and disagree with the poster that commented on iMacs being upgradable. The RAM is a pretty easy upgrade, but the hard drive is another story (at least for the recent iMacs.

It used to be,...
Posted by Deal, on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here's another cool trick from the Keyboard Shortcuts 2,736 Views / 15 Replies  
If for some reason (such as looking at a star chart) you would like to invert the color of your monitor, hit Apple, Option, Control, 8

Hit it again to toggle back.
Posted by Deal, on Apr 9, 2007 at 03:35 PM, in Mac OS X
I've been following this thread and there seems... 7,227 Views / 68 Replies  
I've been following this thread and there seems to be some trouble understanding what is being said here.

PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY!

If you have an Intel Mac and it is NOT a Mac Pro: YOU NEED...
Posted by Deal, on Aug 15, 2006 at 10:38 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
They sabotaged it once before. Remember the... 7,227 Views / 68 Replies  
They sabotaged it once before. Remember the Motorola, Umax and Power Computing Mac clones? Those were some bad days.
Posted by Deal, on Aug 14, 2006 at 03:22 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Bkue has a good point there. I see it just... 70,483 Views / 38 Replies  
Bkue has a good point there. I see it just slightly differently. Microsoft has done a fairly decent job copying OSX (dates back before OS 7 if I remember correctly). They duplicated the sliding...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 13, 2006 at 10:20 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Usually there is a way to make it do what you... 70,483 Views / 38 Replies  
Usually there is a way to make it do what you want it to, but it is not the usual way it should work in the driver.

For instance, having to use the lower left and upper right monitor boxes.
...
Posted by Deal, on May 18, 2006 at 10:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks. That should do the trick. Can't wait to... 317 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. That should do the trick. Can't wait to snuff out that stupid little toolbar :)
Posted by Deal, on May 13, 2006 at 08:24 PM, in Applications
Get Rid of PDF maker in MS Office 317 Views / 3 Replies  
I can't believe this isn't posted in here somewhere, but this is driving me nuts.

The PDF Maker in Office won't go away (toolbar). It will go away temporarily, while I have one of the applications...
Posted by Deal, on May 13, 2006 at 07:28 PM, in Applications
Non-Apple Media not burning DVDs in iDVD 325 Views / 1 Replies  
We have an Apple Mini (first gen) and it will not burn a DVD in iDVD, UNLESS... it's an Apple Brand DVD-R.

Memorex, no-go (spits disk right back out)
Imation, no-go (fails at burn stage after all...
Posted by Deal, on May 11, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
fixed. If anybody has this trouble, go into the... 70,483 Views / 38 Replies  
fixed. If anybody has this trouble, go into the ATI driver software and go to displays and select the bottom left (which is by default the primary), deselect the top left (by default the secondary)...
Posted by Deal, on Apr 7, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yep. I've mucked around with nearly every setting... 70,483 Views / 38 Replies  
Yep. I've mucked around with nearly every setting in there (going back and forth, testing). I am going to try another monitor (non NEC) and see what happens.
Posted by Deal, on Apr 7, 2006 at 02:37 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Bootcamp External Monitor on MacBook Pro 70,483 Views / 38 Replies  
Hi all,

I'm running Windows on the MacBook Pro via Bootcamp and can't get an external monitor to work. Has anybody accomplished this on a MacBook Pro?

I've tried two different NEC LCD monitors...
Posted by Deal, on Apr 7, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Wrong with simple things... 9,057 Views / 51 Replies  
Dull can't even get the small form factor desktop systems right. They over heat like crazy. What makes anybody think they can get this right?!

Here is an example of Dull engineering:

"Let's...
Posted by Deal, on Jan 9, 2006 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Kind of reminds me of the 20th Anniversary Mac.... 9,057 Views / 51 Replies  
Kind of reminds me of the 20th Anniversary Mac. Way to go Dell! Copying 6 year old Macs :P
Posted by Deal, on Jan 7, 2006 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, you don't need Mac the Ripper to do... 1,410 Views / 21 Replies  
Actually, you don't need Mac the Ripper to do this if you're going to use MPEG Streamclip. MpegStreamclip will select all the files (just select the DVD, Open the Video TS file and select one file....
Posted by Deal, on Dec 28, 2005 at 11:44 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The problem is, Handbrake is not working with the... 1,410 Views / 21 Replies  
The problem is, Handbrake is not working with the DVD I have. It works with most DVDs I have tried but I have some from the Teaching Company and Handbrake will only rip the title sequence. If anybody...
Posted by Deal, on Dec 27, 2005 at 06:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Thanks SirCastor. I found a setting that... 1,410 Views / 21 Replies  
Thanks SirCastor.

I found a setting that works well though and it only needs MPEG Streamclip (although it takes a while). I don't need super audio quality, so I've lowered that to mono at 160kbs...
Posted by Deal, on Dec 21, 2005 at 07:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
To add to the confusion here... I have a DVD... 1,410 Views / 21 Replies  
To add to the confusion here...

I have a DVD that I want to watch on my iPod. Handbrake only sees the very first intro file (the file that plays before the chapters). No matter what I do, it only...
Posted by Deal, on Dec 21, 2005 at 04:18 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Can you get this computer to a different internet... 12,766 Views / 63 Replies  
Can you get this computer to a different internet connection?

I would try an alternate provider or service to see if it has something to do with their end.

Do you use a router of any kind? Have...
Posted by Deal, on Oct 21, 2005 at 09:32 PM, in Applications
Here's another long shot. Go into your... 12,766 Views / 63 Replies  
Here's another long shot.

Go into your applications/utilities/ and open Directory Access. Turn off all checked items and hit apply. Then turn the ones you want back on and hit apply.

Also go...
Posted by Deal, on Oct 21, 2005 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
Try this: Put all the tunes into the... 12,766 Views / 63 Replies  
Try this:

Put all the tunes into the Users/shared folder. Go to System Prefs and open Accounts. Make a new account. Log out and log into the new account.

Launch iTunes and then open...
Posted by Deal, on Oct 20, 2005 at 11:42 PM, in Applications
How many computers have you used your Apple... 12,766 Views / 63 Replies  
How many computers have you used your Apple account on?

You said this was a new computer. Did you de-authorize the old computer?

Keep in mind, if you put a song on another system, it will...
Posted by Deal, on Oct 20, 2005 at 04:19 PM, in Applications
Annotate TIF ??? 301 Views / 0 Replies  
I am searching for an application that can EASILY annotate tif images.

Specifically, it needs to open a bunch of tifs (such as dragging 15 tifs to the app) and then allow us to drag a text box and...
Posted by Deal, on Oct 20, 2005 at 04:13 PM, in Applications
You mean an Archive Install, right? A clean... 1,970 Views / 23 Replies  
You mean an Archive Install, right? A clean install is where you completely wipe the drive and you can accomplish most of this (except the partitioning) with a simple archive install without having...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 22, 2005 at 06:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Agreed. I shouldn't have said, "The major reason... 1,970 Views / 23 Replies  
Agreed. I shouldn't have said, "The major reason Tiger is slow.", I should have said, "A major reason Tiger can be slow."

It doesn't chew up time on every system. There are actually many...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 22, 2005 at 06:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Glad you know so much. Here, look at these: ... 1,970 Views / 23 Replies  
Glad you know so much. Here, look at these:

Here are a few links to look at:

http://www.macintouch.com/tigerreview/spotlight.html

quote: Endless Indexing

Spotlight's indexes are...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 22, 2005 at 12:49 AM, in Mac OS X
I shut my system down often ( I take it out to... 1,970 Views / 23 Replies  
I shut my system down often ( I take it out to image with my telescope ).

tkmd, I wonder if your issue has to do with the Samba issue. Are you connecting using AFP or SMB? If your connections are...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 22, 2005 at 12:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Think what you like, but spotlight does chew up... 1,970 Views / 23 Replies  
Think what you like, but spotlight does chew up processor time. I can't believe there are people that so rudely attack something they are clueless about (well, I guess I do, there are a lot of rude...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 22, 2005 at 12:10 AM, in Mac OS X
The major reason Tiger is slow is because of... 1,970 Views / 23 Replies  
The major reason Tiger is slow is because of Spotlight. It is constantly indexing files and content. There are hacks on line to disable spotlight and you'll see regained speed.

There are utilities...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 21, 2005 at 03:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: So, where do we post questions about Mac OS X... 9,973 Views / 37 Replies  
So, where do we post questions about Mac OS X Server?
Posted by Deal, on Jun 21, 2005 at 11:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Xserve password change from XP 259 Views / 0 Replies  
I have XP users that want to change their OS Xserver (10.4.1) client password. (Picky uh?)

We run a windows domain but the server is not part of it, so those passwords are separate (so much for...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 21, 2005 at 11:02 AM, in Mac OS X
PS. This started happening after I used a song... 656 Views / 1 Replies  
PS. This started happening after I used a song from iTunes in a movie I created in iMovie (at least that's when I think this started).

Duane
Posted by Deal, on Jun 3, 2005 at 11:37 AM, in Applications
Movie file "Voice 01" cannot be found... 656 Views / 1 Replies  
Here's an interesting problem.

OS 10.4.1 and iTunes 4.8 (31)

Itunes keeps coming up with a dialog of:

Searching for movie data in file "Voice 01".

and when it doesn't find it, it gives me...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 3, 2005 at 11:35 AM, in Applications
That's good to know. I'll double check with the... 733 Views / 11 Replies  
That's good to know. I'll double check with the user.

However, what's odd even if that is the case, the account disappeared from the list too. This isn't just an appearing act, it's an...
Posted by Deal, on May 4, 2005 at 07:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the reply. I guess what I meant... 733 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks for the reply.

I guess what I meant by "know" what it is, I meant know why it showed up in the fast user switching list (it's supposed to be hidden). I figured it was root, that's why I...
Posted by Deal, on May 4, 2005 at 12:47 AM, in Mac OS X
System Administrator 733 Views / 11 Replies  
Here's a strange one. A user at my institution came with this situation (I did go and witness it as well)

They installed Tiger yesterday. Today they had a user that was not on the system...
Posted by Deal, on May 3, 2005 at 02:54 PM, in Mac OS X
It's probably common news now but I thought I'd... 5,765 Views / 84 Replies  
It's probably common news now but I thought I'd post it anyway. Cisco says they will have a Tiger compatible client by the end of May.

That would be acceptable and I'm am appreciative that Cisco...
Posted by Deal, on Apr 30, 2005 at 03:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Cisco VPN Client 5,765 Views / 84 Replies  
Can somebody who upgraded to 10.3.9 who also uses Cisco VPN test it and let us know if it still works.

I am assuming Apple released this update for a smoother Tiger update. I was told that the...
Posted by Deal, on Apr 18, 2005 at 12:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Has anybody ever spotted the existence of Dual... 612 Views / 6 Replies  
Has anybody ever spotted the existence of Dual Layer DVD-R anywhere?

Thanks,

Deal
Posted by Deal, on Mar 16, 2005 at 10:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dell uses Macs 1,425 Views / 42 Replies  
Here's an oldie but a goodie.

This article came out in October. It talks about a 3rd party program for people that want to use the Sierra wireless card on Mac. At the end it talks about companies...
Posted by Deal, on Dec 11, 2004 at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Local Mac Shop 7,503 Views / 34 Replies  
Who was this local Mac Shop?

I can see why Apple didn't want to give you $65 if this Mac Shop was not an Apple Store.

I can also see why this has been more trouble. The local Mac shop...
Posted by Deal, on Nov 1, 2004 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
For asimo 9,662 Views / 57 Replies  
ASIMO QUOTE:

So does anyone have any solution for the Finder CPU-hogging madness in 10.3.5? This is my main and major drain in this update.

Quitting/relaunching the Finder every so often is...
Posted by Deal, on Aug 16, 2004 at 11:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Cursor over Mouse 333 Views / 4 Replies  
Does this function exist in OS X any more?

I want the mouse to automatically go to the active button in a new window.
Posted by Deal, on Aug 11, 2004 at 12:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Am I wrong here? Can you create wireless networks... 11,624 Views / 216 Replies  
Am I wrong here? Can you create wireless networks with your laptop or desktop (still plugged into your existing cabled network) create a wireless network and then extend that using Airport Express?
...
Posted by Deal, on Jun 10, 2004 at 01:47 PM, in Networking
Here's a bug that's not fixed and not yet talked... 13,256 Views / 170 Replies  
Here's a bug that's not fixed and not yet talked about.

Open a folder that contains some more folders. In view options select show all file sizes.

If you drag something into a folder it will...
Posted by Deal, on May 28, 2004 at 05:52 PM, in Mac OS X
What a great machine! 17,985 Views / 99 Replies  
I mean really! This could very likely be the #1 transport for a virus into your firewall :)

Buy 'em up for your non-power-user employees and let them take them home and plug them into their...
Posted by Deal, on May 10, 2004 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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