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Just watched the video and I was like "wow i need... 6,116 Views / 26 Replies  
Just watched the video and I was like "wow i need to get one" but then I realized I currently am using the wheel click on my logitech mouse to activate Expose All Windows and an additional button to...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 20, 2009 at 05:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wow amazingly Apple put it back as a menu... 4,764 Views / 113 Replies  
Wow amazingly Apple put it back as a menu selection to disable Genre while browsing. Good no more terminal hack!
Posted by dfbennett, on Sep 9, 2009 at 06:04 PM, in Applications
I had Applecare on my last iMac and had a minor... 6,558 Views / 63 Replies  
I had Applecare on my last iMac and had a minor issue with the screen within 1 year which was covered by the regular warranty. Beyond that all the problems I had (dead optical drive and dead...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 23, 2008 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was going to get a mini but after adding in the... 6,700 Views / 128 Replies  
I was going to get a mini but after adding in the cost of a good monitor (since all I had was an old CRT) and comparing the specs, the cheapest iMac was a much better deal. Too bad, the form factor...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 23, 2008 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks I'll give it a shot. Luckily I got... 431 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks I'll give it a shot. Luckily I got probably about 99.5% of the stuff last night, it's just a few random little non-essential stuff I forgot.
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 18, 2008 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Old G4 iMac won't boot-Anyway to get stuff off the HD? 431 Views / 2 Replies  
My 1ghz G4 had an issue with a dead inverter the other day, replaced it and all went well. Then the screen went again (the backlight would come on and off intermittently). I decided to bite the...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bluetooth bug? 45,868 Views / 363 Replies  
Is there a bluetooth bug? For some reason my Kensington USB bluetooth adapter and Leopard don't seem to work well. Bluetooth shows as being disabled unless I unplug/replug the adapter at each bootup....
Posted by dfbennett, on Dec 10, 2007 at 06:53 PM, in Mac OS X
Missing Sync beta running fine with my Palm Treo... 420 Views / 3 Replies  
Missing Sync beta running fine with my Palm Treo 750 and Leopard.
Posted by dfbennett, on Nov 14, 2007 at 07:59 PM, in Mac OS X
how would i re enable it if i wanted to do so? 595 Views / 10 Replies  
how would i re enable it if i wanted to do so?
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 29, 2007 at 07:32 PM, in Mac OS X
It totally has been there since 10.0 and I'd been... 17,133 Views / 319 Replies  
It totally has been there since 10.0 and I'd been using it since 10.0 as a apple menu replacement.
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 28, 2007 at 07:57 PM, in Mac OS X
same here, now it's forcing me to rethink how to... 17,133 Views / 319 Replies  
same here, now it's forcing me to rethink how to organize the aliases to commonly used apps. I've been using a system like that since my first Mac in 99 running 8.5. Hopefully someone will find a...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Not sure, how do I check? This morning it seems a... 21,690 Views / 73 Replies  
Not sure, how do I check? This morning it seems a bit quicker. Last night I ran top and found i was hitting VM for the first time ever on this machine so I'm sure that's it. If someone could clue me...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 27, 2007 at 10:11 AM, in Mac OS X
I went ahead and got it tonight and I'm finding... 21,690 Views / 73 Replies  
I went ahead and got it tonight and I'm finding it's noticeably slower than Tiger. Could be just because this is the first 20 minutes or so in the OS but I'm seeing general UI slower apps slower and...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:56 AM, in Mac OS X
I've got a 1 ghz iMac G4 with 768mb of ram and... 21,690 Views / 73 Replies  
I've got a 1 ghz iMac G4 with 768mb of ram and I'm debating about upgrading. The price isn't the issue but I'm just wondering how it's going to run. Don't really want a noticeable slowdown but at the...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Well I think I'll be replacing my aging 17" G4... 16,593 Views / 302 Replies  
Well I think I'll be replacing my aging 17" G4 iMac around the time I get my tax return next year and and I was originally thinking I'd only be able to get a 17" iMac for the $1200 price tag, now it...
Posted by dfbennett, on Aug 7, 2007 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
so what's the deal with coverflow? Does it still... 10,561 Views / 253 Replies  
so what's the deal with coverflow? Does it still embed the artwork in the actual MP3 file which results in larger file sizes? I've avoided using artwork soley for that reason as it means I can't fit...
Posted by dfbennett, on Sep 12, 2006 at 06:04 PM, in Applications
I've got a 1ghz 17" FP iMac and it's working... 2,098 Views / 40 Replies  
I've got a 1ghz 17" FP iMac and it's working great for my needs. It stinks that it only has USB 1.1 and also my Apple Pro Speaker Jack seemed to have stoped working (I have Apple care but I'm not...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 18, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
can someone post some benchmarks using xbench or... 7,407 Views / 28 Replies  
can someone post some benchmarks using xbench or something like that? I know it's faster but I'm curious to see how much faster it is than my G4 iMac.
Posted by dfbennett, on May 17, 2006 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I like the black because it reminds me of my... 61,194 Views / 246 Replies  
I like the black because it reminds me of my first mac a 14.1" Powerbook G3 233.
Posted by dfbennett, on May 17, 2006 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wow those shots with the glare remind me of my... 5,928 Views / 75 Replies  
wow those shots with the glare remind me of my old 17" Apple Studio Display CRT that I had with my Sawtooth G4. I could get along with the smaller screen (I think) but I'm not sure if I could deal...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 16, 2006 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did 4 times (one to my real email). 3 worked.... 3,497 Views / 11 Replies  
Did 4 times (one to my real email). 3 worked. Thanks for the link!
Posted by dfbennett, on Mar 5, 2006 at 02:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ok here's my situation. I've got a Nano and a mac... 858 Views / 7 Replies  
Ok here's my situation. I've got a Nano and a mac and the girl I'd been seeing is getting a Nano but doesn't have a computer (weird I know; I guess her brother is going to load it up with songs for...
Posted by dfbennett, on Jan 22, 2006 at 07:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
the bug was that if you plugged in a pair of... 653 Views / 5 Replies  
the bug was that if you plugged in a pair of headphones into a Nano, and then plugged in a dock connector device that is supposed to transmit audio (in my case the Alpine iPod adapter box, but others...
Posted by dfbennett, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
hopfully they fixed the headphone jack/dock audio... 653 Views / 5 Replies  
hopfully they fixed the headphone jack/dock audio bug that was happening to the Nano.
Posted by dfbennett, on Jan 11, 2006 at 05:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
While this doesn't help the original poster, I... 2,103 Views / 10 Replies  
While this doesn't help the original poster, I just put the Alpine adapter into my car yesterday. My brother has a Kenwood unit with the Kenwood adapter and to me the alpine one is much easier to use...
Posted by dfbennett, on Dec 24, 2005 at 02:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm using a Nano on my USB 1.1 equipped 17" iMac... 1,226 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm using a Nano on my USB 1.1 equipped 17" iMac and it works fine. The only issue is that there are a few songs in my collection that will freeze up the computer when I try and load them on the iPod...
Posted by dfbennett, on Dec 24, 2005 at 02:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Eh, I'm totally with you guys, I wish the new... 2,448 Views / 65 Replies  
Eh, I'm totally with you guys, I wish the new iPods had Firewire capability. I have a shuffle and it seemed to take forever to fill it, that was until I realized that it was automatically...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 30, 2005 at 06:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Uh my computer is just over 2 years old and... 32,212 Views / 335 Replies  
Uh my computer is just over 2 years old and doesn't have USB 2.0
17" iMac G4 1ghz superdrive.

Anyhow, I don't get why everyone is so excited. Sure the form factor is cool, but now you get less...
Posted by dfbennett, on Sep 8, 2005 at 06:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Dunno personally but I will say that if Apple can... 21,679 Views / 502 Replies  
Dunno personally but I will say that if Apple can deliver the same or better experience with OS X on an intel based machine, I won't be leaving. If it isn't up to snuff, then I may jump. I bought my...
Posted by dfbennett, on Jun 6, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unless you count vMac which emulates classic Macs... 676 Views / 8 Replies  
unless you count vMac which emulates classic Macs and old Systems (I think the latest I remember running on it was System 7 something). I wasn't a mac user back then so it's interesting to see what...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 4, 2005 at 06:46 PM, in Mac OS X
very cool azdude, I had no trouble getting them... 7,366 Views / 111 Replies  
very cool azdude, I had no trouble getting them setup.
Seems like automator can do some very cool things, I just need to think of them ;)
Posted by dfbennett, on May 4, 2005 at 06:43 PM, in Mac OS X
thanks for all the responses. My genie effect... 1,163 Views / 17 Replies  
thanks for all the responses.
My genie effect seems normal speed now (as I said before) and the Expose Desktop seems 10.3 speed, but the all windows is still slower. It's very very odd. If there is...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 4, 2005 at 06:40 PM, in Mac OS X
azdude, i like that idea. Care to share? 7,366 Views / 111 Replies  
azdude,
i like that idea.
Care to share?
Posted by dfbennett, on May 3, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in Mac OS X
hmm so call me crazy, but it seems like my genie... 1,163 Views / 17 Replies  
hmm so call me crazy, but it seems like my genie effect is now normal speed. The Expose all windows still seems slightly slower but otherwise fine. I think the only thing I did was repair...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 3, 2005 at 10:33 PM, in Mac OS X
interesting. I'm noticing my Expose for all... 1,163 Views / 17 Replies  
interesting. I'm noticing my Expose for all windows is slower, but I don't believe my spotlight is indexing. When I click the spotlight icon it doesn't mention indexing so can I assume that it's not...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 3, 2005 at 06:08 PM, in Mac OS X
I called up the Co-Op in Storrs yesterday and... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
I called up the Co-Op in Storrs yesterday and they had it in. I went and picked it up last night, all they needed was a picture ID. So far it seems pretty good. Good luck!
Posted by dfbennett, on May 3, 2005 at 05:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Is the genie effect slower in 10.4? 1,163 Views / 17 Replies  
So I got Tiger yesterday (a suprisingly speedy thing through the Apple Maintenence Program) and I installed it on my iMac. Works pretty well, though a few random Safari crashes, and beachballs. The...
Posted by dfbennett, on May 3, 2005 at 05:06 PM, in Mac OS X
awesome. If you could possibly reply here or send... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
awesome. If you could possibly reply here or send me a PM when you find out that'd be great. I may go pick it up as well, especially if I can get it at the Hartford Branch.
Do they tell you if you...
Posted by dfbennett, on Apr 26, 2005 at 06:40 PM, in Mac OS X
cool Thanks. It was UConn just fo clarification. 650 Views / 6 Replies  
cool Thanks. It was UConn just fo clarification.
Posted by dfbennett, on Apr 24, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Apple Maintenance Program and getting Tiger? 650 Views / 6 Replies  
Let me preface this by saying I tried to run a search but it doesn't appear to be working so if this has been covered before, sorry.

Anyhow, back when 10.3 came out, I was still in college and I...
Posted by dfbennett, on Apr 24, 2005 at 04:11 PM, in Mac OS X
went with a 512mb shuffle myself. Right now, the... 6,799 Views / 69 Replies  
went with a 512mb shuffle myself. Right now, the only place i use it is at the gym, so I didn't feel the need to shell out for a mini or full sized iPod. I may buy a mini at some point if I have the...
Posted by dfbennett, on Mar 26, 2005 at 05:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Quick Airport Express/Airtunes Question 397 Views / 1 Replies  
So I've got a quick question regarding Airport Express, specifically Airtunes. I have my iMac connected via ethernet to my DLink wireless router and the Airport Express setup as a client. I was...
Posted by dfbennett, on Feb 6, 2005 at 10:53 AM, in Networking
iMac G4 1ghz Problem with Pro Speakers/jack 417 Views / 1 Replies  
So I've had my 1ghz 17" iMac for about 18 months now and I never really wanted to use the Pro speakers. I decided that I want to give them a shot now only to find that they don't seem to work...
Posted by dfbennett, on Feb 4, 2005 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which to buy iPod Mini or 4G iPod? 492 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey everyone,
I think I'm finally going to cave and buy an iPod I think. I'm not sure though whether I want the mini or the 4G iPod. My music collection is 8gb or so but I can honestly say that...
Posted by dfbennett, on Jul 29, 2004 at 07:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It doesn't mount as a drive at all unfortunately.... 401 Views / 4 Replies  
It doesn't mount as a drive at all unfortunately. System Profiler sees it just as "Digital Camera". It's only got internal memory so the card reader option is out. Maybe I'll just give it to someone...
Posted by dfbennett, on Apr 18, 2004 at 11:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Non OS X compatible Digital Camera Question 401 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,
My brother won a Oregon Scientific 6118 credit card sized digital camera. He doesn't have a computer so he gave it to me. I've got an 17" iMac that only boots OS X, and it looks like the camera...
Posted by dfbennett, on Apr 18, 2004 at 12:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nothing fancy here. The desk is an $80 one from... 467,233 Views / 1,355 Replies  
Nothing fancy here. The desk is an $80 one from office max. Fits well in my studio apartment and I'm able to stick some drawers in the area where the CPU would normally go and the shelf above the...
Posted by dfbennett, on Mar 20, 2004 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I haven't read the forum for a while, and the... 453 Views / 10 Replies  
I haven't read the forum for a while, and the damn talking ads freaked me out. Glad to hear they're on their way out, I'd definitely skip visiting MacNN if the talking ads stayed.
Posted by dfbennett, on Feb 18, 2004 at 08:51 PM, in Feedback
Is it possible to put the status bar where it... 2,141 Views / 46 Replies  
Is it possible to put the status bar where it belongs at the top of the window below the icons? I really dislike the idea of having it at the bottom. I dunno the new finder is interesting but it's...
Posted by dfbennett, on Oct 26, 2003 at 11:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Mark, What she's looking for is a MIDI... 442 Views / 2 Replies  
Mark,
What she's looking for is a MIDI interface. I'm nearly positive that there are USB MIDI interfaces so those would work on either of the Macs. Also, both feature analog audio in if you're just...
Posted by dfbennett, on Sep 1, 2003 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
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