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Hi P, thanks very much for your help. I suspected... 697 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi P, thanks very much for your help. I suspected that the HDMI option wouldn't work due to it being an out so that's good to have that confirmed so I don't waste money on that cable.

I'll get...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Connect thunderbolt MacBook Pro to old TV via composite or via DVD recorder HDMI 697 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi folks
I have a MacBook Pro (thunderbolt version) I have bought some content from iTunes and want to watch it on my TV just so I can watch it on a bigger screen.

So how do I get it so I can...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Jan 27, 2014 at 07:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks shifuimam,I think in this instance it... 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks shifuimam,I think in this instance it seems to be that the digital setup was better than the analog, but that's interesting to know about cable quality.
Posted by bonniescotland, on Oct 31, 2013 at 04:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the reply, I realise that DVD isn’t... 629 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the reply, I realise that DVD isn’t going to look as good as HD, but it’s just that the quality seems lower than that, because for instance the text is clear on my computer, but once I...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Oct 31, 2013 at 04:28 AM, in Applications
Hi Steve, I haven't been here for a while, sorry... 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
Hi Steve, I haven't been here for a while, sorry for late reply, but thanks for that info about digital being better.
Posted by bonniescotland, on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Toast poor quality DVD 629 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,
Not sure if in right section, but here goes.
I have a quicktime movie that I think I used H.264 to compress to end up with a .mov file. It was HD (PAL though I'm not sure if PAL is still...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:51 AM, in Applications
Hi P, the VGA cables were brand new, only just... 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
Hi P, the VGA cables were brand new, only just purchased from a reputable shop, so I would be surprised if they were bad, but I guess that's possible. I exchanged thrm for the DVI cables. Anyway like...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2013 at 05:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi P, thanks for that info, when trying to fix... 2,236 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi P, thanks for that info, when trying to fix this problem I had stumbled across the info about using the fn keys to make them PC F keys, however the info you mentioned about PC media keys (volume...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 22, 2013 at 08:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thanks, problem solved 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
Hi All,
thank you all very much for your help.

In answer to your various questions and suggestions, the highest the display will let me go is 1366 x 768, so as Shifumam has suggested then I...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 22, 2013 at 07:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ok I sorted out my own problem via googling. ... 319 Views / 2 Replies  
ok I sorted out my own problem via googling.

I did the get info function (command i) for the drive, and then down the very bottom of the screen I had to tick "Ignore ownership on this volume" (it...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 15, 2013 at 08:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
actually just occurred to me, that when I... 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
actually just occurred to me, that when I originally checked this monitor out it was hooked up to a pc windows 8 display and looked fine, it was hooked up via vga also. No idea what resolution it was...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 15, 2013 at 08:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for your help. I just measured it and it... 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks for your help.
I just measured it and it appears to be 18.5 inches.
It's an Acer X193HQL.

In actual fact it's borrowed, which is why I don't have too much info, but I'm trying it out...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 15, 2013 at 08:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the reply, the resolution may well be... 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks for the reply, the resolution may well be the problem, but I tried it at what I believe is it's native resolution (well I don't have the user manual so I am guessing but I tried the highest...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 15, 2013 at 08:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
External hard drive read only problem in FCP 319 Views / 2 Replies  
I have an external hard drive hooked up via USB to my MacBook Pro, when I do get info it says it is read and write for the administrator ( which is me) and read for guests etc.

When I try to set...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
External LCD monitor hooked up to MacBook Pro slightly blurry 2,517 Views / 20 Replies  
External LCD monitor hooked up to MacBook Pro is slightly blurry

I have hooked up an external LCD monitor (non apple) to my MacBook Pro but the external monitor is blurry.

My MacBook Pro screen...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
partial fix 2,236 Views / 3 Replies  
Well after I asked this question I partially fixed the problem.
I stumbled across Mission Control (in System preferences) and under Show Desktop I allocated F3.
On my external keyboard I can now...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:34 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
changing pc keyboard function keys to mac media keys 2,236 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a macbook pro. I have hooked an external monitor and keyboard up to it, so that I will just use the macbook pro to boot up but other than that I want to use the external keyboard from now on....
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
And here he is smiling, how can you resist this... 754 Views / 14 Replies  
And here he is smiling, how can you resist this little guy, forget OS X 11 this guy needs to be the Mac ambassador!
...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 6, 2013 at 05:35 AM, in Mac OS X
He moves too slow to be snappy! And he looks... 754 Views / 14 Replies  
He moves too slow to be snappy!
And he looks too smiley to be snappy too.
Though if you try and move him from his tree he might get snappy!
Or are you asking whether The Sloth is a snappy title...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 6, 2013 at 05:31 AM, in Mac OS X
OS X 11 - The Sloth ... 754 Views / 14 Replies  
OS X 11 - The Sloth
...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 6, 2013 at 01:50 AM, in Mac OS X
OS X 11 - The Sloth! 754 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks for the supportive replies. And some of those other issues mentioned about other confusing name structures I had no idea about, wow!
As I previously mentioned I think it would be pretty easy...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 6, 2013 at 01:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Mac OS X naming convention confusing 754 Views / 14 Replies  
I find the Mac OS X naming convention confusing.

I don't have a problem with apple calling it leopard or lion etc, what I do have a problem with is the fact that the actual computer doesn't tell...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 1, 2013 at 05:17 AM, in Mac OS X
ok I just looked at itunes 11 for first time, and... 917 Views / 28 Replies  
ok I just looked at itunes 11 for first time, and WTF! I can't figure out how to do a proper search sometimes it searches for my song, other times i have to try again to get it to search, also my...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Dec 30, 2012 at 07:34 AM, in Applications
fixed it! I think! 670 Views / 5 Replies  
Okay I fixed it, have changed the username by doing the following. Let's pretend my original username and password were Scarlett and I wanted to change the Username to Tara so I did the following:
...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Since I posted this I fixed it! It was something... 613 Views / 2 Replies  
Since I posted this I fixed it! It was something quite simple, all I needed to do was make sure after I finished that I then Disabled Root User. No more extra login now and my user name is changed...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Oh I misunderstood your first post. So basically... 670 Views / 5 Replies  
Oh I misunderstood your first post. So basically you are saying it could be we made a mistake by thinking the password field was the user name field, well I guess that's possible but I'm pretty sure...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the reply. I see your point, I've... 1,712 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the reply.
I see your point, I've become aware this week how much news this generated, and have since viewed the Conan footage, but prior to this week have been very uninvolved in editing...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM, in Applications
Thank you for the explanation. I don't... 670 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you for the explanation. I don't understand though why Apple would choose to make someone's password their user name, fortunately both of us used passwords that we don't use for anything else,...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 06:50 AM, in Mac OS X
I called Apple this week and I asked them if I... 1,712 Views / 5 Replies  
I called Apple this week and I asked them if I could buy FCP 7/Final Cut Studio 3 and they said they don't sell it anymore, (I did mention this in my previous post) I asked them how I could get it...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 06:41 AM, in Applications
Dvd Studio Pro and Soundtrack discontinued, Final Cut radically changed! 1,712 Views / 5 Replies  
Just having a vent here, but wondered if others feel the same.
I just got a new macbook pro (got a few posts going at the moment) tried to install my Final Cut Pro 5.1 and got a message saying Power...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 05:15 AM, in Applications
post removed as was repeating previous post 613 Views / 2 Replies  
post removed as was repeating previous post
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 05:02 AM, in Mac OS X
two identical usernames, how to remove one? Mac lion 613 Views / 2 Replies  
Have a new macbook pro lion
I changed my password to my username and then changed my username to something else, but noticed that in the finder my old username (now my password) is still being...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Password shown in Finder on a macbook pro Lion 670 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All
I've googled and looked through this forum and haven't seen anyone else with this issue. My family bought 2 macbook pros, 1 for myself and 1 for a relative. On both when we click on Finder...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Thank you for your reply, much appreciated! 4,173 Views / 2 Replies  
Thank you for your reply, much appreciated!
Posted by bonniescotland, on Dec 4, 2010 at 06:49 PM, in Applications
New Mac keyboard Dreamweaver Preview in Browser F12 shortcut 4,173 Views / 2 Replies  
On a PC the Dreamweaver Preview in Browser shortcut is F12, and on the old Mac's the shortcut is Option F12, however on the new macs the Option F12 doesn't work as F12 is now the volume button, can...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Dec 4, 2010 at 04:02 AM, in Applications
apple pro training DVD damaged anywhere I can download media files? 291 Views / 0 Replies  
I have no idea which forum to put this in so please move it if in wrong place.

I bought one of the apple pro training series "getting started with final cut studio" (fcp5) late last year, never...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Aug 28, 2009 at 10:11 PM, in Applications
Thanks all, your help much appreciated, I... 1,928 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks all, your help much appreciated, I downloaded Stuffit Expander, but I've now realised that what I thought was the problem isn't, because I can't open .dmg or .bin files at all either with...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 26, 2009 at 09:18 AM, in Applications
can't unstuff, unzip or expand compressed files 1,928 Views / 6 Replies  
I used to be able to unstuff/expand/unzip (not sure what the correct terminology is) files that I downloaded, however I reinstalled my system software recently and now I can't expand any compressed...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:20 AM, in Applications
I tried installing my original macbook OS X 10.4... 3,247 Views / 33 Replies  
I tried installing my original macbook OS X 10.4 DVD onto an ibook and it crashed it, anyway managed to get the ibook up and running again. Some of your posts have mentioned that this is probably...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 31, 2009 at 03:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks all. Well now I'm trying to figure out... 3,247 Views / 33 Replies  
Thanks all.
Well now I'm trying to figure out whether to buy 10.5. or 10.4 (assuming I can still get it).

We will probably get a family pack, however my macbook will definitely not be networked...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 17, 2009 at 02:22 AM, in Mac OS X
To Oreocookie Is Handbrake better than... 1,217 Views / 10 Replies  
To Oreocookie

Is Handbrake better than Toast? Because I already have Toast, what would be the advantage of downloading Handbrake? I'd prefer to stick to Toast now I'm getting used to it, but if...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 07:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As I've mentioned in my previous post I was... 1,217 Views / 10 Replies  
As I've mentioned in my previous post I was trying to convert to Mini DV tape via a standalone DVD recorder as I was having problems using DV conversion software on the computer. Seeing as I...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Big Mac and others Well re: 1. Decided to... 1,217 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi Big Mac and others
Well re:
1. Decided to try Toast to convert a DVD (non copy protected) to DV. As an experiment tried 2 DVD movies that I have created (so definitely not copy protected), both...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 04:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Big Mac, when I'm on the DVD channel (AV2) I... 840 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi Big Mac, when I'm on the DVD channel (AV2) I can watch, change and record analogue television stations, however no digital stations are there, despite the fact that if I'm just watching TV using...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 02:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Someone once told me (not sure if it's true) that... 5,872 Views / 472 Replies  
Someone once told me (not sure if it's true) that many many centuries ago the Persian army (now known as Iran) encouraged male homosexuality because they figured that guys would fight more for their...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 02:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hi Big Mac Re 1. Want to convert home DVD to... 1,217 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi Big Mac
Re 1. Want to convert home DVD to Mini DV tape for future editing in FCP. I've heard it's hard to edit DVDs. Also looking through these forums and googling I've also looked into...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 02:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Charles, want to record digital TV onto a DVD... 840 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi Charles, want to record digital TV onto a DVD re my DVD Recorder.
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 02:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"Homosexual conduct can be anything: a hug,... 5,872 Views / 472 Replies  
"Homosexual conduct can be anything: a hug, holding hands, kissing, etc. "

If that's what the law says, it's certainly rather vague! I mean if a member of my own sex (say a friend) kissed me on...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 02:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
how to record digital television and how to hook up HDTV 840 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been googling everywhere and can't find the exact info I need, so sorry I'm not sure if a non mac question like this is allowed here?

Anyway helping rels hook up their HDTV to VCR and DVD...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Aah thanks for that! ibook only has 256mb so I... 3,247 Views / 33 Replies  
Aah thanks for that!
ibook only has 256mb so I guess then 10.5 no good then, I think I have enough ram on the other computers.
Also having this techspecs link handy thanks muchly.
Mactracker not...
Posted by bonniescotland, on Mar 12, 2009 at 09:53 PM, in Mac OS X
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