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Sorry I can't help, I came here to ask... 5,189 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry I can't help, I came here to ask essentially the same question. I sync exchange and mobile me, and the handful of contacts that are on both show up twice in my contacts. It's mainly a problem...
Posted by mishakim, on Jun 21, 2009 at 09:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This also happens if you've moved System... 839 Views / 2 Replies  
This also happens if you've moved System Preferences out of /Applications (though they may have fixed that in later version of Leopard). Solution for me was to put it back in /Applications, enter and...
Posted by mishakim, on Apr 30, 2009 at 02:43 PM, in Mac OS X
I've also experienced decreased performance since... 1,350 Views / 11 Replies  
I've also experienced decreased performance since the update - I have an Extreme running g for my Powerbook, and now get at most two bars and no real usability. iPhone also seems to have issues, but...
Posted by mishakim, on Mar 14, 2009 at 07:30 PM, in Networking
Turns out it was (at least) one bad DIMM. I... 504 Views / 9 Replies  
Turns out it was (at least) one bad DIMM. I downloaded memtest, and using it under single user mode with one DIMM at a time, the 256 had no errors and the 512 failed nearly every test. I picked up a...
Posted by mishakim, on Jul 13, 2008 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I know it won't run well, but it should just be... 504 Views / 9 Replies  
I know it won't run well, but it should just be slow, not unstable, shouldn't it?
Posted by mishakim, on Jul 12, 2008 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unfortunately I can't find the disks that shipped... 504 Views / 9 Replies  
Unfortunately I can't find the disks that shipped with it to run Apple's hardware test. I do have the hardware tools disc that came with applecare on my powerbook, and that finds no problems.

Why...
Posted by mishakim, on Jul 12, 2008 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
unstable MDD - what else to check? 504 Views / 9 Replies  
My MDD dual-867 G4 has become unusably unstable. Aside from bad memory or bad HDD, is there anything else I should check before buying more? (i.e., what can I check before I waste $ if it's not the...
Posted by mishakim, on Jul 11, 2008 at 11:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
with two video cards, you shouldn't be having... 728 Views / 10 Replies  
with two video cards, you shouldn't be having jerkiness when mirroring, but you will have the problem that the two monitors are different sizes, so you've basically limited to the resolution of the...
Posted by mishakim, on May 16, 2008 at 11:31 PM, in Mac OS X
I've faced similar problems with picture frames,... 491 Views / 9 Replies  
I've faced similar problems with picture frames, and for those, I can create multiple directories and put files in each. My frame shows them all in a single list, ignoring the directory structure....
Posted by mishakim, on May 4, 2008 at 08:41 PM, in Mac OS X
1) you can't have merged cells in a column you... 255 Views / 4 Replies  
1) you can't have merged cells in a column you are trying to sort, that's probably what it means about size. Unmerge all the cells and you should be good.

2) Word: Preferences:View:Field Codes -...
Posted by mishakim, on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:57 PM, in Applications
Yes, that's what I have to do. Others have said... 19,896 Views / 212 Replies  
Yes, that's what I have to do. Others have said it happens automatically, but I don't know how.



The same happened to me. When the drive is mounted remotely, it has to (or thinks it has to?)...
Posted by mishakim, on Jan 25, 2008 at 08:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes - I have a Firewire drive on my MDD G4, and... 19,896 Views / 212 Replies  
Yes - I have a Firewire drive on my MDD G4, and my PB backs up to it just fine. I do have to explicitly mount the remote drive on the powerbook - TM won't do it on its own, but it reminds me whenever...
Posted by mishakim, on Jan 20, 2008 at 10:17 AM, in Mac OS X
Thank you! Putting System Preferences.app back... 8,692 Views / 10 Replies  
Thank you! Putting System Preferences.app back in /Apps fixed the problem for me. That is so annoying - Apple not using their own tools, and it's been this way with one app or another (esp. System...
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 20, 2007 at 10:40 PM, in Networking
others have the same problem - Leopard simply... 8,692 Views / 10 Replies  
others have the same problem - Leopard simply doesn't remember secured networks. Mine remembers the password but not that it should connect to my network in the first place.
As far as WEP vs. WPA...
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:57 PM, in Networking
Tried that, no change. And there was no change to... 779 Views / 6 Replies  
Tried that, no change. And there was no change to security on my network, Leopard has simply never remembered the network.
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 15, 2007 at 07:44 PM, in Networking
Update on mine: my parents added WPA to their... 779 Views / 6 Replies  
Update on mine: my parents added WPA to their network, and now their MacBook Pro (brand new, factory-installed Leopard) doesn't remember the SSID or password. Also on mine, I tried deleting the...
Posted by mishakim, on Nov 29, 2007 at 08:05 AM, in Networking
I have the same problem, and 10.5.1 only fixed... 779 Views / 6 Replies  
I have the same problem, and 10.5.1 only fixed the password-remembering part, not the network-remembering part. What's odd for me is, over the holiday, it had no problem remembering my parent's...
Posted by mishakim, on Nov 27, 2007 at 11:40 PM, in Networking
wirelessly, set up an "ad hoc" network in airport... 284 Views / 3 Replies  
wirelessly, set up an "ad hoc" network in airport with the same network name on each, turn on sharing, and they should see each other.

With ethernet, just run a cable between them and set TCP/IP...
Posted by mishakim, on Nov 6, 2007 at 12:29 PM, in Networking
My idisk has been attempting to sync ever since... 42,504 Views / 363 Replies  
My idisk has been attempting to sync ever since Leopard was installed. It had been set, under Tiger, to manually sync. Now, it is set to auto sync, never finishes, and won't stop. I tried changing it...
Posted by mishakim, on Oct 30, 2007 at 08:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Excellent point, that makes sense. I think it... 19,896 Views / 212 Replies  
Excellent point, that makes sense. I think it still has some implementation issues, however (beyond the inelegance of seeing a .sparesebundle file at root on my external drive). Yesterday, it didn't...
Posted by mishakim, on Oct 30, 2007 at 08:41 PM, in Mac OS X
TM did something odd for me yesterday, I'm... 19,896 Views / 212 Replies  
TM did something odd for me yesterday, I'm wondering if anyone else has seen similar:
My backup drive is a 500GB external, usually connected by FW to my G4 desktop. TM on the desktop works as...
Posted by mishakim, on Oct 29, 2007 at 02:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Olympus DS-2 works with macs, is small, and is... 1,734 Views / 8 Replies  
Olympus DS-2 works with macs, is small, and is relatively easy to use (no comparison to an iPod, but seems typical for voice recorders). I've only actually used mine with my PC, though.
Posted by mishakim, on Apr 24, 2007 at 12:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
your post doesn't say whether you are coming from... 484 Views / 15 Replies  
your post doesn't say whether you are coming from a PC or another mac, but I assume PC as you aren't asking about transfering Quicken from your old computer. If that's the case, you should know that...
Posted by mishakim, on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:48 PM, in Applications
I have a friend who tried. She somehow broke the... 324 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a friend who tried. She somehow broke the clickwheel in the process. She's an electrical engineer, so it's not like she didn't know what she was doing.
Posted by mishakim, on Feb 7, 2007 at 06:40 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
is any headset not compatible with both? That's... 465 Views / 2 Replies  
is any headset not compatible with both? That's the point of Bluetooth profiles - if the devices have the same profiles, they work. Some headsets may be limited in how many devices they can be paired...
Posted by mishakim, on Jan 12, 2007 at 05:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The iPod will look brand new. The packaging of a... 553 Views / 6 Replies  
The iPod will look brand new. The packaging of a refurb, however, is not fancy retail packaging, it's a brown cardboard box. Probably fine for your use, but not so great if it's a gift.
Posted by mishakim, on Jan 12, 2007 at 04:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had the same problem with a Moto v551, never... 399 Views / 4 Replies  
I had the same problem with a Moto v551, never found a solution.
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 29, 2006 at 04:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks! I'll post pics when I'm done, but at the... 578 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks! I'll post pics when I'm done, but at the moment it just looks like a really broken iBook.
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 17, 2006 at 03:39 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I'm not sure how the guy on macmod attached the... 578 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm not sure how the guy on macmod attached the plexiglass - I haven't gotten tht far yet. I was planning on using a picture frame, but haven't found one the right size (the iBook isn't the same size...
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 17, 2006 at 03:32 PM, in Hardware Hacking
controller for tabletized ibook 578 Views / 4 Replies  
so I removed the screen from my 5-year-old ibook and reattached it facing out, basically making it a tablet with no input. (see http://www.macmod.com/content/view/210/2/ for a much more refined...
Posted by mishakim, on Dec 14, 2006 at 11:05 PM, in Hardware Hacking
vnc will do it - OSXvnc server has a java-based... 387 Views / 2 Replies  
vnc will do it - OSXvnc server has a java-based web client built in, you just have to follow the directions to set it up so a web browser directed to the appropriate port will get it. It was...
Posted by mishakim, on Nov 14, 2006 at 02:19 PM, in Applications
my MDD g4 is completely unreliable as to whether... 667 Views / 16 Replies  
my MDD g4 is completely unreliable as to whether it will sleep at the appointed time. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I've pretty much written off figuring out what, if anything, makes the...
Posted by mishakim, on Nov 6, 2006 at 06:50 PM, in Mac OS X
no, it's a MDD G4 dual 867. 375 Views / 2 Replies  
no, it's a MDD G4 dual 867.
Posted by mishakim, on Oct 31, 2006 at 11:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
near-constant whine from 20" Cinema display 375 Views / 2 Replies  
My 2 1/2 year old 20" Cinema display has started making a quiet but irritating whine. I know they can do this when warming up the backlight, but mine continues as long as it's on. It seems to stop...
Posted by mishakim, on Oct 29, 2006 at 05:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
remove the iTunes artwork screensaver from the... 2,271 Views / 6 Replies  
remove the iTunes artwork screensaver from the Screensavers folder (not at my mac at the moment, can't be more specfic). Then you should be able to get in the pref pane and change to a different...
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 30, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Mac OS X
I got two referb nanos three weeks ago, one for... 861 Views / 15 Replies  
I got two referb nanos three weeks ago, one for myself & one for my wife, no complaints.
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 15, 2006 at 05:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
works fine on my MDD via the Cinema Display's USB... 589 Views / 6 Replies  
works fine on my MDD via the Cinema Display's USB 1.0 port. Slow, but works.
Posted by mishakim, on Jul 28, 2006 at 02:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have one, and love it. It replaced a Palm V I'd... 615 Views / 6 Replies  
I have one, and love it. It replaced a Palm V I'd had since they came out in '99, so I'm not exactly comparing it to anything recent. I use the WiFi to surf when killing time, and the bluetooth to...
Posted by mishakim, on May 30, 2006 at 11:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
NeoOffice is a Java port of OpenOffice and runs... 587 Views / 7 Replies  
NeoOffice is a Java port of OpenOffice and runs in a native OS X window ( but still looks like Unix). As noted, the version based on OOo 2.0 is in alpha. If you want stable OO.o 2.0, it runs just...
Posted by mishakim, on May 30, 2006 at 10:54 PM, in Applications
depends on what you want to do. VNC works for... 295 Views / 1 Replies  
depends on what you want to do. VNC works for basic screen/keyboard/mouse viewing and control. There's a basic server built in to the ARD client included in OS X, and the OSXvnc server shareware(?)...
Posted by mishakim, on Apr 26, 2006 at 06:29 PM, in Applications
from my time in the auto industry (doing... 760 Views / 5 Replies  
from my time in the auto industry (doing reliability studies on electronic components), here's my solution: never, ever, put a paper label on a disc that you're going to put in a slot-loading drive....
Posted by mishakim, on Apr 24, 2006 at 01:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've had it for about a month, and I really like... 554 Views / 2 Replies  
I've had it for about a month, and I really like it. The mouse has a great feel, though it's shaped for right hands only. I like the keyboard too - the keystroke feel is good, and the layout is fine....
Posted by mishakim, on Apr 24, 2006 at 01:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just a warning, this fails to update Safari if it... 3,081 Views / 63 Replies  
Just a warning, this fails to update Safari if it isn't in /Applications. Just puts the updated components in a non-functional folder. Just like 5 years ago. Easy enough to fix, but a completely...
Posted by mishakim, on Mar 13, 2006 at 10:14 PM, in Mac OS X
dock connector accessories - forward/backward compatibility? 403 Views / 1 Replies  
Can someone clarify for me what determines whether a dock connector-based accessory works with a given iPod model? Specifically, why some current ones aren't listed as supporting the iPod w/ Video...
Posted by mishakim, on Oct 18, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
one cool thing I remember about the 3400 was that... 489 Views / 7 Replies  
one cool thing I remember about the 3400 was that it had a single RJ-45 port for both modem and ethernet - whichever you plugged in, it worked, with a Y-cable for when you needed both. There must...
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 31, 2005 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's the fix to make FireFox ignore... 451 Views / 3 Replies  
Here's the fix to make FireFox ignore side-scrolling, so you can still use it in other apps. http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040617000005758
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 29, 2005 at 10:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There are currently no viruses or spyware that... 716 Views / 10 Replies  
There are currently no viruses or spyware that target macs, so software to guard against them isn't as neccessary as on PCs. Many people encourage scanning for viruses anyway, but I've never been...
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 10, 2005 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm afraid I can't be much help, the fonts look... 423 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm afraid I can't be much help, the fonts look the same to me on FireFox and Safari, just different size. Hyperlink underlining, it could just be that safari doesn't let you break the user...
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 10, 2005 at 01:58 PM, in Developer Center
I've used wireless mice since the early 90s (IR... 615 Views / 12 Replies  
I've used wireless mice since the early 90s (IR back then) on PCs, and for a few years on my macs. The main advantage is that I keep my desk too cluttered, so a cord inevitably gets hung up on...
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 9, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
just direct the RDC client (download from MS) to... 633 Views / 15 Replies  
just direct the RDC client (download from MS) to the router's external (WAN) IP address, and connect. There are various options, which you can experiment with to improve performance, but none are...
Posted by mishakim, on Aug 8, 2005 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
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