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I got the pics off by transferring from a Windows... 361 Views / 2 Replies  
I got the pics off by transferring from a Windows PC over a network. I'm still curious as to why this happened, if anyone has an idea.

A copy of the CD that my dad made exhibited similar behavior,...
Posted by opti, on Dec 27, 2006 at 01:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Windows-created CD not working right in Mac 361 Views / 2 Replies  
I ran into a strange problem recently with a wedding photo CD on my PowerBook. It's missing a number of photos from the album given to us; and many of the file names appear more than once --...
Posted by opti, on Dec 23, 2006 at 03:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't think so, Sparkletron. I think Apple... 4,459 Views / 16 Replies  
I don't think so, Sparkletron. I think Apple wants to keep this as a general-purpose cheap PC; the HTPC applications are largely incidental. Trying to gear it (in design or marketing) primarily...
Posted by opti, on May 18, 2006 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mike, were you referring to Gordio's post? If... 4,459 Views / 16 Replies  
Mike, were you referring to Gordio's post? If that was aimed at me, I don't have anything to complain about in regards to the Mini -- I am running a PowerBook G4, a much slower machine incidentally....
Posted by opti, on May 17, 2006 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini vs. MacBook specs 4,459 Views / 16 Replies  
Anyone else think the Mac Mini looks a little weak now compared to the MacBook announced today? Let's look at the specs of the last G4 models:

$500 Mac Mini:
- 1.33GHz G4
- Bluetooth, Airport...
Posted by opti, on May 16, 2006 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was going to start my own topic on this, but... 1,054 Views / 2 Replies  
I was going to start my own topic on this, but you've covered the basics.

Gnome 2.14 was just released yesterday, take a look at the release notes...
Posted by opti, on Mar 16, 2006 at 05:28 PM, in Mac OS X
I noticed the down scroll button on my Logitech... 13,840 Views / 243 Replies  
I noticed the down scroll button on my Logitech MX510 is still pulling up the app-switch menu (or whatever you call it), a bug introduced in 10.4.2. It still doesn't look like there's a way to fix...
Posted by opti, on Oct 31, 2005 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Most of those sites actually do work with other... 13,840 Views / 243 Replies  
Most of those sites actually do work with other browsers, if you trick it by setting the user agent to MSIE. The creators are just too oblivious to know it.

The only thing I've come across that...
Posted by opti, on Oct 31, 2005 at 09:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Great post, concise and informative! I... 1,923 Views / 46 Replies  
Great post, concise and informative!

I remembered seeing a native-looking theme and was gonna go looking for one, your post saved me the offort. Great that there's something for Sage too!
Posted by opti, on Sep 10, 2005 at 09:57 PM, in Applications
I'd like to sidestep some of the bickering here... 1,923 Views / 46 Replies  
I'd like to sidestep some of the bickering here (a bit excessive considering the subject matter, I think) and offer my brief thoughts on the Firefox beta.

Although no one else seemed to...
Posted by opti, on Sep 10, 2005 at 04:08 AM, in Applications
Dictionary.app not showing a, uh... dictionary? 315 Views / 0 Replies  
I haven't really investigated until now, but I believe this problem has been with me since installing Tiger: for some reason it only shows thesaurus entries for me, not dictionary entries. I...
Posted by opti, on May 17, 2005 at 08:48 AM, in Mac OS X
People keep saying that, I will have to try it... 8,169 Views / 120 Replies  
People keep saying that, I will have to try it again. I stopped using it some time ago primarily due to speed; I've been using nightlies of Camino since then.
Posted by opti, on Feb 11, 2005 at 11:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Dude... it really is snappier. Not sure if it's... 8,169 Views / 120 Replies  
Dude... it really is snappier. Not sure if it's the graphics driver or the kernal, and by no means have I done (nor could I do) a comprehensive comparison, but I've noticed that Expose and dock...
Posted by opti, on Feb 11, 2005 at 08:08 AM, in Mac OS X
iAlert - for web site update notifications 369 Views / 1 Replies  
I just noticed this app today as it was updated to version 1.3, and I was surprised to see no mention of it on the boards here. Has anyone checked it out? I haven't given it a try yet, but assuming...
Posted by opti, on Nov 17, 2004 at 11:14 PM, in Applications
Sticky: I just thought I would mirror a post I made in a... 448,240 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I just thought I would mirror a post I made in a separate thread recently, as it may be helpful for those looking for a backpack.

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Well, yesterday I went ahead and ordered the Spire Volt...
Posted by opti, on Aug 11, 2004 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, yesterday I went ahead and ordered the... 13,661 Views / 53 Replies  
Well, yesterday I went ahead and ordered the Spire Volt XL backpack, direct from spireusa.com (I'm not sure if there's any other way). Thanks to MusicVideosRock for reminding me of them -- I went...
Posted by opti, on Aug 9, 2004 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you mean the PowerSleeve, or what's built-in... 13,661 Views / 53 Replies  
Do you mean the PowerSleeve, or what's built-in to the BP3? You want the PowerSleeve 14 for the 15" PowerBook.
Posted by opti, on Aug 7, 2004 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Brenthaven has two backpacks, the Mobility and... 13,661 Views / 53 Replies  
Brenthaven has two backpacks, the Mobility and Professional -- the latter being the $200 all-black backpack with the laptop sleeve. I assume you mean the latter? I was considering that one a...
Posted by opti, on Aug 5, 2004 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I wonder about these too (at least the latter...... 448,240 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I wonder about these too (at least the latter... I'm not gonna be loading my backpack w/ photo gear)

I've been a bit mystified by Crumpler's popularity here. Their website is quite odd, and seems...
Posted by opti, on Aug 5, 2004 at 01:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are any number of things I could say to... 13,661 Views / 53 Replies  
There are any number of things I could say to this...

- From the laptop backpacks I've looked at, there doesn't seem to be anything obvious in the design to scream "laptop inside!"

- It seems...
Posted by opti, on Aug 4, 2004 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Just thought I'd link to my new post on this... 448,240 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Just thought I'd link to my new post on this topic -- looking for input on those who've shopped for backpacks. It's right here (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=223032).
Posted by opti, on Aug 4, 2004 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looking for the ultimate PowerBook backpack 13,661 Views / 53 Replies  
First of all, I know all about the main PB case/sleeve thread on this forum, and I've read through all of it. I was undecided on whether to add to that or start a new thread; I decided to start...
Posted by opti, on Aug 4, 2004 at 10:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are a couple of pictures included in the... 829 Views / 11 Replies  
There are a couple of pictures included in the article on the left-hand side of the article, under "Story Images," that give you a good idea of how this works. As for the thing about following...
Posted by opti, on Jul 10, 2004 at 09:18 PM, in Applications
Facetop -- transparent desktop collaboration 829 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm surprised I haven't seen annything on the forum about this yet -- just saw it today on OS News: The Facetop Transparent Desktop...
Posted by opti, on Jul 10, 2004 at 12:10 AM, in Applications
I believe you posted the experience at the Apple... 1,082 Views / 10 Replies  
I believe you posted the experience at the Apple store in the other Bluetooth mouse thread, correct? Your praise of the mouse was one of the primary reasons I bought it. But I took it to the store...
Posted by opti, on Jul 9, 2004 at 11:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: Fan Always On? 589 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you for the lengthy reply, and sorry about the lack of details. This is a new PowerBook 15", with the default low-end config except I upgraded the HD to the 80 gig, 5400rpm drive. This means...
Posted by opti, on Jul 2, 2004 at 11:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fan Always On? 589 Views / 5 Replies  
On my 15" PowerBook, from the moment I bring it up from sleep mode I hear a fan going constantly. Now, this is by no means a loud fan -- unless it's dead quiet in the house and I'm using it on my...
Posted by opti, on Jul 1, 2004 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well it was rather bizarre, I decided to switch... 847 Views / 18 Replies  
Well it was rather bizarre, I decided to switch off the "Store deleted messages on server" option, so they'd show up in the Trash... then when I turned it back on, suddenly a "Deleted Messages"...
Posted by opti, on Jul 1, 2004 at 03:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Nope, it's something general to Gnome that works... 847 Views / 18 Replies  
Nope, it's something general to Gnome that works with most gtk/Gnome apps in *nix, so it's a litttle of both app support and desktop environment support, just as a lot of things are. Like a sound...
Posted by opti, on Jun 30, 2004 at 02:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: BT Mouse suggestion 6,086 Views / 22 Replies  
Well, until the current models just released in May (or was it late April?), AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth were not standard on all PowerBooks, so maybe that's why the adapter appears in the picture....
Posted by opti, on Jun 30, 2004 at 02:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Welcome To Japan - BT Mouse suggestion 6,086 Views / 22 Replies  
No, I don't believe they have any affiliaton, completely separate product lines -- just check macally.com and you'll see.

The BlueTake has been recommended elsewhere, I wouldn't mind checking it...
Posted by opti, on Jun 30, 2004 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: PB in Japan 6,086 Views / 22 Replies  
Congratulations! What I find so strange and amusing is, Americans generally seem to prefer Asian women (a lot of them, anyway), and I hear about them getting married to Japanese all the time, yet so...
Posted by opti, on Jun 30, 2004 at 02:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, that's weird. I wouldn't think updating that... 1,082 Views / 10 Replies  
Oh, that's weird. I wouldn't think updating that would be possible. So what did the firmware update do?

In any case, I didn't see any sort of update for the Macally mouse.
Posted by opti, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I know the BT driver is up to date. I just... 1,082 Views / 10 Replies  
I know the BT driver is up to date. I just checked the macally site to make sure, and there is no firmware for the mouse... I doubt firmware would ever be updated for something like a mouse (it...
Posted by opti, on Jun 29, 2004 at 01:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Macally BTMouse Jr. -- slow update rate? 1,082 Views / 10 Replies  
Based on recommendations from this forum, I just got the Macally BTMouse Jr. today, and I am disappointed with its performance. I don't think this would be considered its "tracking speed," as the...
Posted by opti, on Jun 28, 2004 at 11:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I did spend a lot of time on that portion of the... 900 Views / 6 Replies  
I did spend a lot of time on that portion of the calibration, refining the curves to around 10 points (at least) for each color. The result just looks washed out; I would think it's fine if that was...
Posted by opti, on Jun 26, 2004 at 09:51 PM, in Applications
I don't think I'll be using this computer for... 847 Views / 18 Replies  
I don't think I'll be using this computer for multiple users any time soon. How is it more secure?



You're right about sleep mode -- I had been told by the guy that runs the shop I bought the...
Posted by opti, on Jun 26, 2004 at 09:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I didn't really understand what to do w/ the... 900 Views / 6 Replies  
I didn't really understand what to do w/ the reference photo part, so I just skipped that.

With comparing the colors to the thatch patterns, the curves moved way up in the high end with all three...
Posted by opti, on Jun 26, 2004 at 03:47 AM, in Applications
Re: Japan you say 6,086 Views / 22 Replies  
Heh, what a coincidence! I was actually leaning strongly toward the 12" for its portability, but I was persuaded recently in favor of the 15" due to better screen size and quality. Though to be...
Posted by opti, on Jun 26, 2004 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't see the point though -- what would this... 847 Views / 18 Replies  
I don't see the point though -- what would this give me that simply putting my computer into sleep mode, as it is now w/o fast user switching, does not?

A question related to this: how much...
Posted by opti, on Jun 26, 2004 at 03:16 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm not entirely sure you understood me, or... 847 Views / 18 Replies  
I'm not entirely sure you understood me, or perhaps I misunderstood you... but to be clear:

Are you saying that enabling user switching automatically enables sessions management as I described,...
Posted by opti, on Jun 24, 2004 at 11:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Concerning the earlier hardware designs -- I... 6,086 Views / 22 Replies  
Concerning the earlier hardware designs -- I guess they were always nicely designed; I just thought Macs were stupid in my early years (the same way I thought Sega Genesis was stupid at the time --...
Posted by opti, on Jun 24, 2004 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Supercal -- results not as expected 900 Views / 6 Replies  
One of the first things I did with my new PowerBook last night was run Supercal. I thought the LCD looked pretty good as is, so I thought I would be blown away by it after I calibrated it, based on...
Posted by opti, on Jun 24, 2004 at 10:21 PM, in Applications
Session Manager? 847 Views / 18 Replies  
In Gnome (and some other X environments) there's a fantastic feature that's generically called a "session manager". It basically saves the programs you have running on logout, including their...
Posted by opti, on Jun 24, 2004 at 10:04 PM, in Mac OS X
New to Apple, new to PowerBook, new to forum! 6,086 Views / 22 Replies  
Hi all,

I have several questions that I'll soon be posting in separate forums, but before I do that I figured I better give a proper introduction.

I just got a 15" PowerBook yesterday. It's...
Posted by opti, on Jun 24, 2004 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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