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Find file when you aren't looking for content. ... 13,125 Views / 74 Replies  
Find file when you aren't looking for content. Searching files was so much better under Panther, I've had to resort to Devon Technologies Easy Find when I want to find something quit and not wait...
Posted by abrody, on Dec 24, 2005 at 09:57 PM, in Mac OS X
After seeing the demo of Frontrow I think that... 46,943 Views / 369 Replies  
After seeing the demo of Frontrow I think that the Finder could be replaced by it. I've seen one similar file system already on 3DOSX:

http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/macwarriors/projects/3dosx/
...
Posted by abrody, on Oct 22, 2005 at 09:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Looking for nice simple PHP guestbook 936 Views / 0 Replies  
For awhile I've been using Easyboard on my Linux hosted website, but unfortunately, even when I setup the template to take no entries, people continue to post entries, and in some cases some nasty...
Posted by abrody, on Oct 8, 2005 at 10:21 PM, in Developer Center
I have a 2004 Honda Civic Coupe VP. I'm about... 6,056 Views / 22 Replies  
I have a 2004 Honda Civic Coupe VP. I'm about to try to sell the Alpine Blitzsafe CD Changer to RCA cable adapter. Not sure if it will fit your car, but if you find it does, and you are...
Posted by abrody, on May 30, 2005 at 07:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've had an Alpine to CD changer adapter to RCA... 6,056 Views / 22 Replies  
I've had an Alpine to CD changer adapter to RCA cable on my manufacturer stereo for 9 months now, and the audio has faded in and out at random. Sometimes it goes to mono, and twice in a row now was...
Posted by abrody, on May 28, 2005 at 10:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple has a 10 day/10% restocking fee at their... 28,562 Views / 372 Replies  
Apple has a 10 day/10% restocking fee at their online store. Different deals exist for different stores, so check the store you buy it from before you do. Sometimes Apple will offer an exchange up...
Posted by abrody, on Apr 8, 2005 at 10:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Some tips to prevent warping and cracking: ... 9,805 Views / 61 Replies  
Some tips to prevent warping and cracking:

1. Get a sturdy case which cushions the computer on all 6 sides with at least an inch of foam.
2. Be sure to always disconnect all cables before...
Posted by abrody, on Jun 20, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well you made it sound like there were none in... 3,709 Views / 25 Replies  
Well you made it sound like there were none in the States. That simply isn't true, as you have illustrated yourself. Most people in the States live near major urban centers where these stores can...
Posted by abrody, on Jun 20, 2004 at 08:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually hundreds of stores exist in the States... 3,709 Views / 25 Replies  
Actually hundreds of stores exist in the States that are authorized to do repairs too. So I don't see how that is an advantage. In the U.S. it is called the Authorized Apple Service Center.
...
Posted by abrody, on Jun 20, 2004 at 12:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you find you get less than steller support 3,709 Views / 25 Replies  
If you get less than steller support, call customer relations. They are at the same number as AppleCare, and you just have to ask for them after you get a case number for your problem. And if...
Posted by abrody, on Jun 19, 2004 at 08:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: panther and geforce video cards - fix please! 22,026 Views / 55 Replies  
Apple does not listen to Macnn, Macfixit, Maccentral, Macobserver, or any other off Apple forums. In fact, it frequently does not listen to its own forums unless it can reproduce the results. It...
Posted by abrody, on Nov 9, 2003 at 03:15 PM, in Mac OS X
It should in theory. However, as has commonly... 622 Views / 2 Replies  
It should in theory. However, as has commonly been the case in prior updates Apple has lots of stock that hasn't shipped out prior to the release that still has 10.2.8 installed. That's why they...
Posted by abrody, on Oct 24, 2003 at 12:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Powerbook 17" got order with $1 shipping 6,085 Views / 61 Replies  
Powerbook 17" got order with $1 shipping on top of the $19.95. The actual Powerbook was purchased 9/29 at the Apple Retail Store. So I didn't even have to wait for mine in the mail, and they still...
Posted by abrody, on Oct 12, 2003 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
battery problems solved 6,085 Views / 61 Replies  
If you upgrade to 10.2.8 6R73, it will get closer to 4 hours or more. 10.2.7 and 10.2.8 6R65 both had battery issues.
Posted by abrody, on Oct 12, 2003 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The G3 Bronze was not the first to claim to... 3,189 Views / 28 Replies  
The G3 Bronze was not the first to claim to support millions of colors. The Wallstreet was. How do I know? I had that as an option. Also all the advertisements showed it was possible. The G3...
Posted by abrody, on Sep 27, 2003 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The G4 Powerbook was released long after the... 8,019 Views / 48 Replies  
The G4 Powerbook was released long after the first G4. The first G4 was released September 1999. The first G4 Powerbook was released January 2001. That's a year and half almost between the...
Posted by abrody, on Sep 13, 2003 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
500 million computer users? That's actually good... 563 Views / 9 Replies  
500 million computer users? That's actually good news for Apple. 40 million of those are Mac users. Apple's total market share is 8%. Apple's market share can be measured as total number of...
Posted by abrody, on Apr 16, 2002 at 12:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't use 640 x 480 on the iMac. Switching back... 465 Views / 5 Replies  
Don't use 640 x 480 on the iMac. Switching back to a higher resolution
can often cause a screen flash issue. Especially if the Classic environment is loaded. I've repeatedly found this to be the...
Posted by abrody, on Apr 12, 2002 at 08:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Visual guide to Flat Panel reset button? 705 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple's kbase item 95162 appears to have been removed. Has anyone posted somewhere on the net a visual guide to locating the reset button? I know approximately where it is, but I'd like to know...
Posted by abrody, on Apr 12, 2002 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
The iMac can be bought for $1399 if all you want... 1,169 Views / 4 Replies  
The iMac can be bought for $1399 if all you want is a CD burner and a flat panel. The rumored radiation problem is just a rumor since really it was a radiation spill that shut down production of...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 29, 2002 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Everything except RC5? Take a look at all these... 739 Views / 44 Replies  
Everything except RC5? Take a look at all these applications:
http://www.apple.com/powerbook/processor.html

Look, if you want processing speed, you get a G4. If you want headaches
of...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 29, 2002 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
It isn't just rc5. It is blast: ... 739 Views / 44 Replies  
It isn't just rc5. It is blast:
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2002/feb/07blast.html

and all the applications on:
http://www.apple.com/powerbook/processor.html

Now if NIH is finding...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 29, 2002 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Why do you think it would cost so much? I mean... 625 Views / 14 Replies  
Why do you think it would cost so much? I mean there is a USB to SCSI adapter, Firewire to SCSI adapter. Given enough time and supply and demand there could be a much lower cost than you assume....
Posted by abrody, on Mar 24, 2002 at 12:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Got on my CompUSA's waiting list on February 1,... 1,336 Views / 54 Replies  
Got on my CompUSA's waiting list on February 1, got it February 13th. Mind you, the CompUSA I went to has an Apple employee on staff. Amazon.com has pretty fast order turn around, and there is...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
There is a black screen saver for Mac OS X and... 752 Views / 14 Replies  
There is a black screen saver for Mac OS X and one for Mac OS 9, though I wouldn't run one in Classic while the other is running in Mac OS X. You will still see a very slight glow from the screen...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I also remember a checkbox for playthrough... 436 Views / 5 Replies  
I also remember a checkbox for playthrough speakers in the sound control panel that sometimes is needed to be checked to get audio to work. I use Mac OS X now, so this is just from memory. With a...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Welcome aboard. If you have any questions, you... 432 Views / 4 Replies  
Welcome aboard. If you have any questions, you know where to come! I got the same machine back in February. It has been a dream.
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 07:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
http://www.ramseeker.com/firmware.shtml has a... 448 Views / 1 Replies  
http://www.ramseeker.com/firmware.shtml has a fix and explains what the issue is. Hopefully you bought it from one of the stores that will replace your bad RAM for free.
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anything you do that damages your iMac, like not... 780 Views / 4 Replies  
Anything you do that damages your iMac, like not replace the heat pads will cost you your warranty on the computer. Just get a Firewire external hard drive. They aren't that much more expensive,...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
The closest thing to defragging Mac OS X is... 595 Views / 11 Replies  
The closest thing to defragging Mac OS X is updating prebinding. You do this with a freeware called Pacifist. It does a better job to Mac OS X than any defrag ever did for me under Mac OS 9, and...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
That would work, except there is no PCI card port... 625 Views / 14 Replies  
That would work, except there is no PCI card port in the iMac. That's the reason I would need a USB 2 adapter for Firewire.

[ 03-23-2002: Message edited by: abrody ]
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 06:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Right, well I still would like to get a USB 2... 625 Views / 14 Replies  
Right, well I still would like to get a USB 2 hard drive connected if someone made an adapter to connect to Firewire. It should in theory cost a lot less than buying a Firewire hard drive. The...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 23, 2002 at 02:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Actually it isn't exactly the same specs. The... 739 Views / 44 Replies  
Actually it isn't exactly the same specs. The iMac includes:

A 2.5 Ghz Pentium IV equivalent processor, with 15" diagonal digital LCD that is adjustable to be at eye level for anyone from 4 to 7...
Posted by abrody, on Mar 22, 2002 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually someone makes a plastic cover for the... 413 Views / 4 Replies  
Actually someone makes a plastic cover for the iBook. You could in theory break that off to cover at least the Firewire port if you don't have an iBook.
Posted by abrody, on Mar 22, 2002 at 09:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I too was curious...if anyone knows where I can... 780 Views / 9 Replies  
I too was curious...if anyone knows where I can get that docking station, I'd really like it.
Posted by abrody, on Mar 22, 2002 at 09:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Firewire to USB 2 adapter? 625 Views / 14 Replies  
Anyone see one? USB 2 hard drives are cheaper than Firewire, and it would make sense for someone to make one.
Posted by abrody, on Mar 22, 2002 at 09:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
All the people complaining about Mac OS X... 856 Views / 75 Replies  
All the people complaining about Mac OS X speed...please optimize prebinding of the whole system with Pacifist, and make sure Macjanitor (both are freeware) is used to clean the system files that...
Posted by abrody, on Feb 17, 2002 at 10:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Good news...Apple has released a DVD player... 591 Views / 30 Replies  
Good news...Apple has released a DVD player update....Alas no Lombard or Wallstreet support, but B & W and PCI DVD players are supported.


DVD Player Update...
Posted by abrody, on Dec 1, 2001 at 07:29 AM, in Mac OS X
I almost would have said RBrowser. Unfortunately... 623 Views / 20 Replies  
I almost would have said RBrowser. Unfortunately it has had some buggy iterations and after a period of use it will expire forcing you to upgrade.
And if the upgrade is buggy, you are SOL. It is...
Posted by abrody, on Oct 24, 2001 at 08:07 AM, in Applications
I've had a few sleeping pixels, as when the... 592 Views / 17 Replies  
I've had a few sleeping pixels, as when the program changed, their location changed or disappeared entirely. They are never in the same location twice. Usually they appear only during startup, and...
Posted by abrody, on Jul 7, 2001 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Might add if you have Classic applications you... 400 Views / 9 Replies  
Might add if you have Classic applications you need to connect over the net, disable Macpoet when using Mac OS X. There is a conflict between Macpoet and Mac OS X's built-in PPoE support. You still...
Posted by abrody, on Jul 6, 2001 at 02:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Might add if you have Classic applications you... 342 Views / 10 Replies  
Might add if you have Classic applications you need to connect over the net, disable Macpoet when using Mac OS X. There is a conflict between Macpoet and Mac OS X's built-in PPoE support. You still...
Posted by abrody, on Jul 6, 2001 at 02:11 PM, in Mac OS X
I have OS X running as fast as 9.1 on my... 1,255 Views / 141 Replies  
I have OS X running as fast as 9.1 on my Powerbook G3/233! The secret is a step of optimization routines I have listed in my FAQ:
http://www.index-site.com/Macosxspeed.html
Posted by abrody, on Jul 6, 2001 at 08:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Please ignore previous post, I didn't see it got... 2,186 Views / 124 Replies  
Please ignore previous post, I didn't see it got posted, as it went to the next page!
Anyone use a base station other than Apple's base station, like the D-Link, Techworks, SMC, or Linksys? I'd...
Posted by abrody, on Jul 6, 2001 at 08:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Stability - OS X is rock solid - it even restarts... 1,256 Views / 93 Replies  
Stability - OS X is rock solid - it even restarts the Finder and leaves both Classic and Carbon apps running without any hindrance to speak of! Protective memory at its best!
Speed - OS X is fast...
Posted by abrody, on Apr 24, 2001 at 11:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Virtual PC 3.0.4 works great on MacOS 9.1 for me... 2,164 Views / 196 Replies  
Virtual PC 3.0.4 works great on MacOS 9.1 for me except the saved states option no longer works. But I've been able to increase the RAM, and it still works great. Maybe the only problem is with...
Posted by abrody, on Jan 12, 2001 at 06:32 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Good news. After two clean installs the printer... 279 Views / 2 Replies  
Good news. After two clean installs the printer works like a charm with 9.0.4! I surprised myself. I don't understand why the first clean install didn't get the printer to work. If anyone wants...
Posted by abrody, on Dec 17, 2000 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Powerbook 400 holds advantages over the iBook... 281 Views / 5 Replies  
The Powerbook 400 holds advantages over the iBook in several areas:
larger screen (14.1") allowing 1024 x 768 resolution compared to the iBook's 800 x 600 resolution.
An S-Video out port.
A...
Posted by abrody, on Dec 15, 2000 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
printing via cardbus USB 279 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently purchased a Lexmark Z52 and found something very odd. I have the MacAlly Cardbus adapter, and Apple's 1.4.1 cardbus USB drivers, but I couldn't print at all when using MacOS 9.0.4. ...
Posted by abrody, on Dec 14, 2000 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
John Madden 2000 problem solved 273 Views / 0 Replies  
I was so disgusted at how slowly John Madden 2000 played on my Powerbook G3/233 with 512k backside cache when I first got it, I almost decided to return it, and then decided I should wait till I...
Posted by abrody, on May 20, 2000 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
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