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Well, for the above shortcut and I think all the... 1,669 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, for the above shortcut and I think all the rest, you press control, not command.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, seanc. I should have been more clear – I have cmd-Space set to invoke Launchbar, so ctl-Space...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 8, 2009 at 06:36 PM, in macOS
Nano text editor: commands conflict with OSX key shortcuts 1,669 Views / 2 Replies  
I've been using nano to edit text and wanted to step up my game by using nano's keyboard commands. Some of these, however, conflict with OSX system key shortcuts (e.g., ^Space, which in nano moves...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 8, 2009 at 04:13 PM, in macOS
EFI firmware - I've set a password but can still boot into single-user mode?!? 634 Views / 0 Replies  
I've set the EFI firmware password using the Firmware Password Utility on the Leopard DVD. Yet I can still boot into single-user mode. What gives?

I've also in nvram set both security-mode and...
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 20, 2009 at 04:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Chuckit, thanks. A fresh install did the trick. ... 1,730 Views / 6 Replies  
Chuckit, thanks. A fresh install did the trick.

MacosNerd, my using this script was a combination of old-school thinking from back in the days of running OSX on a small laptop, and some sort of...
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:18 PM, in macOS
Thanks, Chuckit. I've regularly run a Perl script... 1,730 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks, Chuckit. I've regularly run a Perl script equivalent to Monolingual. I guess I outsmarted myself, eh?

Are these likely to be OS-level frameworks or merely application-specific frameworks?...
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 2, 2008 at 07:39 PM, in macOS
All 64-bit apps crash – but they run in 32-bit mode?!? 1,730 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been trying to run the new beta of Lightroom in 64-bit mode, by unchecking the "Open in 32 Bit Mode" box in Get Info for the application. It crashes every time, although it runs fine in 32 Bit...
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 2, 2008 at 07:25 PM, in macOS
Hi TL, I ended up going with DevonThink Pro... 1,308 Views / 16 Replies  
Hi TL, I ended up going with DevonThink Pro (http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/devonthink/). I'm probably not doing it justice by calling it a wikified database, but that's how it is...
Posted by brachiator, on Jan 5, 2007 at 01:58 PM, in Applications
Thanks, Hazel. I am pretty sure I'm going to get... 3,502 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks, Hazel. I am pretty sure I'm going to get this printer soon. :)

I'm going to open another thread about how one scans slides and negs on a flatbed scanner, if I can't google it easily.
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 9, 2006 at 04:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for this thread HazelGirl and everyone... 3,502 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks for this thread HazelGirl and everyone else. I am looking at the MP830, too, and finding this thread may just have settled the issue for me.

I was also looking at the Epson Perfection 4490...
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 6, 2006 at 11:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
rjt1000, I'm a dumbass on so many levels. ... 7,272 Views / 6 Replies  
rjt1000, I'm a dumbass on so many levels.

First, I did use The Google to search for that string, but I also added the term "osx," which severely limited the responses. That comes of being a Unix...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 12, 2006 at 05:30 PM, in macOS
WJMoore, now I can't even replicate it! It was... 7,272 Views / 6 Replies  
WJMoore, now I can't even replicate it! It was something like find lame* - I am not that familiar with find and was monkeying around before RTFM. (I have since closed that Terminal window.)

Yes,...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 12, 2006 at 04:32 PM, in macOS
"Warning: Terminal is not fully functional" -- ??? 7,272 Views / 6 Replies  
In Terminal, I got the message "warning: terminal is not fully functional -- press RETURN" when running find.

Never seen this before and I can't seem to find out what it is either on these forums...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 12, 2006 at 02:15 AM, in macOS
Thanks, romeosc. I didn't know that would... 589 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, romeosc. I didn't know that would overcome the limitation, but I see now how it would.

In any event, we're not so concerned with getting around it as being sure that the 12" will actually...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 11, 2006 at 01:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, ladies & gents. Sad to learn the... 589 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, ladies & gents.

Sad to learn the Tiger discs that came with my machine are crippleware (:eek: yes, yes, don't flame me...)

But, more importantly, that solves the problem. Off to get a...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 10, 2006 at 08:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tiger install problem on zeroed Powerbook 12" 1.33mhz 589 Views / 7 Replies  
I've got a problem I don't even know where to start with, so just looking for points in the general right direction. :)

A friend "inherited" a beat-up 12" Powerbook 1.33mhz, 512K RAM and a borked...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 10, 2006 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm considering the Canon LiDE 600, which seems... 806 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm considering the Canon LiDE 600, which seems ideal for photos and such, but then I also have a lot of papers to scan. The Canon Pixma MP530...
Posted by brachiator, on Oct 13, 2006 at 05:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mark -- this worked like a charm, and I've passed... 935 Views / 3 Replies  
Mark -- this worked like a charm, and I've passed it along to several colleagues, as well. Thanks!

best,
Mike
Posted by brachiator, on Oct 9, 2006 at 10:41 PM, in Networking
Thanks, Mark. I think that I achieved the... 935 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks, Mark.

I think that I achieved the same result via overkill -- someone in my IS department suggested deleting everything Citrix, which worked for her, and then reinstalling. I did so, and...
Posted by brachiator, on Oct 4, 2006 at 01:34 PM, in Networking
Citrix ICA client and terminal services license bollox 935 Views / 3 Replies  
This one is rather arcane... and frustrating! :brick:

I'm running the Citrix ICA Client for Mac, 7.00.407, and logging in to my office's network. It's been working for years, but suddenly I get...
Posted by brachiator, on Oct 3, 2006 at 02:12 AM, in Networking
Thanks, tooki! I'll look at these models, too. ... 644 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks, tooki! I'll look at these models, too.

The ink for the little portable ones, like the Pixma iP90 is more expensive than for the larger Pixmas? I guess that makes sense, smaller cartridges...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 1, 2006 at 05:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nope -- iWork has no spreadsheet application. ... 1,172 Views / 21 Replies  
Nope -- iWork has no spreadsheet application.

For that, MS Office, OpenOffice or try NeoOffice. There may well be other spreadsheet apps (try versiontracker.com), although in my limited...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 1, 2006 at 05:16 PM, in Applications
smallest laser printer? 644 Views / 2 Replies  
what's the smallest laser printer going these days? I'm trying to make the most of a small space...

for that matter, what's the smallest inkjet printer around? I'm looking at the Canon Pixma iP90...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 1, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the comments on KeyNote, Brass. I... 1,172 Views / 21 Replies  
Thanks for the comments on KeyNote, Brass. I bought iWorks, so good to know KeyNote will fit the bill if/when I need to do presentations.

As for Word, over the past decade I've come to rely a lot...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 1, 2006 at 02:25 AM, in Applications
What are you talking about? Dragon Naturally... 1,966 Views / 45 Replies  
What are you talking about? Dragon Naturally Speaking has only recently been updated to v9, and v8 was not so long ago. DNS v8 is pretty impressive - I use it on my PC at the office and it works...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 1, 2006 at 02:15 AM, in macOS
Really for different purposes. Pages is not a... 1,172 Views / 21 Replies  
Really for different purposes. Pages is not a full-featured word processor like Word, seems more like a desktop pub app. (I don't use either PowerPoint or Keynote.)

On the other hand, I am trying...
Posted by brachiator, on Aug 1, 2006 at 02:08 AM, in Applications
Thanks, all -- you really helped me out here... I... 1,148 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks, all -- you really helped me out here... I didn't realize that setting the Open Firmware password disabled single user mode. I thought it just made one enter a password first, and here I've...
Posted by brachiator, on May 22, 2006 at 03:23 AM, in macOS
Nev -- I wish I had the solution, but all I have... 475 Views / 2 Replies  
Nev -- I wish I had the solution, but all I have is the exact same problem...

Pbook 15" 1.67Ghz, about 11 months old, and has just started spontaneously going to sleep. Often it is wakeable after...
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 29, 2006 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Rainy, Swami and Kman! I will look at... 2,641 Views / 38 Replies  
Thanks, Rainy, Swami and Kman! I will look at DevonThink. Building an app with Core Data is a bit beyond me just now (in time as well as skill).

What I have just started doing is using a wiki....
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 12, 2006 at 02:54 AM, in Applications
Hi gang, any new insights on this, or new apps? ... 2,641 Views / 38 Replies  
Hi gang, any new insights on this, or new apps? Thanks!
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 7, 2006 at 07:18 PM, in Applications
Thanks for this thread -- esp. the Mellel and... 1,308 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks for this thread -- esp. the Mellel and Bookends recommendations and wataru's note that the curve is steep for BibTex.

I am soon embarking on a large legal research project, and am searching...
Posted by brachiator, on Apr 7, 2006 at 06:05 PM, in Applications
Where is the log for Airport errors located? 444 Views / 1 Replies  
May anyone let me know where the log for Airport is located? I assumed it would be in /var/log/ but can't see anything that seems relevant.

I am looking to find the errors on failed attempts to...
Posted by brachiator, on Mar 23, 2006 at 03:33 PM, in macOS
Whaddya mean? Are you saying Whittington wasn't... 4,508 Views / 93 Replies  
Whaddya mean? Are you saying Whittington wasn't Cheney's friend, or that Cheney gunned down a different guy? ;) </smartassery>

You're right about the coverage though - I suspect it is because...
Posted by brachiator, on Feb 17, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in macOS
Well, it would be a dialog a power-user could... 4,508 Views / 93 Replies  
Well, it would be a dialog a power-user could quit out of without installing the non-admin account. One wouldn't be forced to create the non-admin, but one would have to click through a few "Are you...
Posted by brachiator, on Feb 16, 2006 at 11:35 PM, in macOS
Hi Powerbook. Lately I have kinda switched over... 518 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Powerbook. Lately I have kinda switched over to using GPG and the Mail plugin. Anyone who is encrypting seems to use PGP. Not a lot of people in my world, actually, either way...
Posted by brachiator, on Feb 13, 2006 at 08:47 PM, in Applications
Good to hear, crooner. I haven't applied my... 1,328 Views / 14 Replies  
Good to hear, crooner. I haven't applied my podguard yet. Maybe I won't, now. Maybe I will order from Power Support...
Posted by brachiator, on Jan 24, 2006 at 07:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
ajbaker, I have to agree - after 45 days with no... 1,328 Views / 14 Replies  
ajbaker, I have to agree - after 45 days with no contact, and you having tendered payment up front, there's little else you could conclude than fraud. Sorry to hear this.

Yes, I did in fact...
Posted by brachiator, on Jan 24, 2006 at 01:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, I received mine pretty timely. Sorry that... 1,328 Views / 14 Replies  
No, I received mine pretty timely. Sorry that you are having problems with them. Perhaps they are swamped, but that's no excuse for not replying to your message...:brick:
Posted by brachiator, on Jan 5, 2006 at 02:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Certificates in Keychain, but Mail doesn't recognize: self-signing problem? 518 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

Couldn't find the answer to this in the search, so here's my malfunction:

I have created a couple of certificates for e-mail signing and encryption myself, on a couple of secondary mail...
Posted by brachiator, on Jan 3, 2006 at 05:59 AM, in Applications
Ouch! I never thought of that. In the words of... 524 Views / 4 Replies  
Ouch! I never thought of that. In the words of the Guinness guys: "Brilliant!" :thumbsup:
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 19, 2005 at 10:04 PM, in Applications
Aargh! NAS won't support this, won't support that...! 501 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all,

I recently bought a Buffalo Linkstation NAS, expressly for the purpose of backing up my Powerbook. Now that I am trying it, I find out that it:


it doesn't support transfer of files...
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 18, 2005 at 01:06 AM, in Networking
Artanis, check out the SimpleShare that israces... 1,401 Views / 33 Replies  
Artanis, check out the SimpleShare that israces recommended near the top of the thread. it comes with Retrospect Express. You mount it via SMB, so it should be accessible from all the Macs on your...
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 14, 2005 at 02:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got the Buffalo linkstation today, and I can... 1,401 Views / 33 Replies  
I got the Buffalo linkstation today, and I can mount it in the finder via Go > Connect to Server ...

So far, so good. But I was expecting to simply see it in the Network view in the Finder,...
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 14, 2005 at 12:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know the answer, and I'd be interested to... 805 Views / 1 Replies  
I don't know the answer, and I'd be interested to learn if there is a way to find out.

However, you can help prevent people sneaking onto your network by making it "hidden" (doesn't broadcast its...
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 14, 2005 at 12:43 AM, in Networking
May be a hardware problem. I have a similar... 526 Views / 1 Replies  
May be a hardware problem. I have a similar issue, but haven't had the chance to go up for service. See this thread: http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=252551&highlight=backlight+als.
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 7, 2005 at 01:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Kristoff! That's a decent price... I... 1,401 Views / 33 Replies  
Thanks, Kristoff! That's a decent price... I just ordered it.
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 3, 2005 at 09:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, I hope so, too -- I just ordered one as... 1,328 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, I hope so, too -- I just ordered one as well! ;)
Posted by brachiator, on Dec 3, 2005 at 09:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Try Crucial. I bought 2 1GB sticks earlier in... 574 Views / 5 Replies  
Try Crucial. I bought 2 1GB sticks earlier in the Fall and they were very well-priced and work great. Guaranteed by Crucial to work.

BTW, this is a topic that has been covered pretty heavily...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 30, 2005 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks everyone. My needs are pretty simple: the... 1,401 Views / 33 Replies  
Thanks everyone. My needs are pretty simple: the NAS is just for backup and perhaps extra music storage, and the print server so I can print over wireless. My interest in gigabit ethernet is just...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 29, 2005 at 10:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
israces, that Simple Share looks pretty good. ... 1,401 Views / 33 Replies  
israces, that Simple Share looks pretty good. Thanks!

What don't you like about the Buffaloes? (Other than the price?)

I've also looked at some of the Maxtors and Western Digitals, as I...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 27, 2005 at 03:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks, ghporter... Showing my age, I guess...:D ... 864 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks, ghporter... Showing my age, I guess...:D

Now, where did I put that stack of $job cards?...
Posted by brachiator, on Nov 25, 2005 at 04:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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