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LG 34UC97 display issue 614 Views / 1 Replies  
I just got this ultra wide (34", 3440x1440 pixel) display which I am using with my 15" MBP-retina via Thunderbolt2. Generally, it's wonderful: all that real estate is extremely useful. However, I...
Posted by sra, on Nov 26, 2014 at 04:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No, ~/Library isn't there (I checked with ls –la... 1,366 Views / 4 Replies  
No, ~/Library isn't there (I checked with ls –la in Terminal, from which nothing is hidden). The migration seems to have broken down in the middle of copying ~/Documents and nothing after that in...
Posted by sra, on Jan 11, 2013 at 06:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Problem migrating user from 10.5.8 to new iMac 1,366 Views / 4 Replies  
Trying to migrate my wife's environment from her old G5 iMac running 10.5.8 to the new iMac I got her for Xmas has been a nightmare.

First of all, the recommended procedure involving...
Posted by sra, on Jan 10, 2013 at 09:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, I did that. No changs. -- Steve... 241 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, I did that. No changs.

--

Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Nov 5, 2012 at 08:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Strange permissions problem with Mail.app 241 Views / 2 Replies  
When I try to open Mail, I get a message:

"Mail can’t open because you don’t have the necessary permissions to change the folder where it saves information."

I recently set up a new MacMini...
Posted by sra, on Nov 5, 2012 at 06:50 AM, in Mac OS X
I did exactly what you suggested (boot in... 995 Views / 2 Replies  
I did exactly what you suggested (boot in recovery mode, repair disk, repair permissions, reboot, re-install update). No joy.
Posted by sra, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM, in Applications
"Find My Mac" Problem 995 Views / 2 Replies  
On my MacBook Air (OS 10.7.2), in the iCloud system preferences panel, I have checked Mail&Notes, Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, and Documents & Data. When I try to check "Find My Mac" it won't let...
Posted by sra, on Oct 18, 2011 at 03:17 AM, in Applications
Sorry, but this hasn't done anything for me. I... 4,560 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry, but this hasn't done anything for me. I went through the steps you describe, and reinstalled the Recovery System Update. Nothing has changed: "Find My Mac" is still greyed out and claims to...
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:59 AM, in Applications
Thanks a lot -- I just noticed this reply to my... 1,730 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks a lot -- I just noticed this reply to my question, and it works fine. I have no interest in "upgrading" to Lion server, so it should go on working for a while...

-- Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2011 at 04:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Maddening iCloud problems 4,560 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm having enormous trouble getting iCloud to work on my various devices (MacBook Air, iPhone 3GS and iPad2). I have had a MobileMe account for some time, and in theory that should just have...
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2011 at 04:16 AM, in Applications
Snow Leopard Server and personal websites 1,730 Views / 9 Replies  
How do you enable personal web sites on Snow Leopard Server? I have one machine (a Mac Mini, server version) on which these do not work and another (an XServe) on which they do. I expect to be able...
Posted by sra, on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Labels for Lion desktops? 1,171 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there some way to assign a label to individual desktops in Lion? I haven't found anything yet... It would also be nice to assign custom backgrounds to individual desktops, as one does in real...
Posted by sra, on Jul 24, 2011 at 08:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Herald (Mail plugin) for Lion 1,044 Views / 1 Replies  
I got quite used to the very nice Herald mail plugin on Snow Leopard, but it seems it doesn't work any more in Lion. I found information suggesting that a Lion version had been released (v 2.0), but...
Posted by sra, on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM, in Applications
I can't find any information about the process of... 1,076 Views / 9 Replies  
I can't find any information about the process of upgrading a Snow Leopard Server system to Lion Server. As I understand it, you have to install (plain, client) Lion first and then install Lion...
Posted by sra, on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Still a problem in 10.6.7 951 Views / 4 Replies  
Infuriatingly, Mail.pp still insists (on only one of several machines!) on reverting to new-at-the-top sorting of mailbox windows. I have tried editing the preference file, changing every instance...
Posted by sra, on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM, in Applications
That's what ought to work. For me, it doesn't:... 951 Views / 4 Replies  
That's what ought to work. For me, it doesn't: from time to time, Mail gets the idea that new messages should be at the top in any mailbox, and restores that behavior when I switch mailboxes,...
Posted by sra, on Dec 7, 2010 at 08:35 AM, in Applications
Mail display sequence annoyance 951 Views / 4 Replies  
From time to time, one or another of my machines (all running whatever the latest version of OS X is, although this problem has appeared with several different versions) will decide that mail should...
Posted by sra, on Dec 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM, in Applications
So this is apparently a known problem. No, I... 1,327 Views / 2 Replies  
So this is apparently a known problem.
No, I didn't think of just re-syncing it -- what I did was Restore, and as promised that really did delete all the content I had on the phone (not the apps, it...
Posted by sra, on Dec 2, 2010 at 07:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone (3GS) reports "no (iPod) content" after 4.2 update 1,327 Views / 2 Replies  
After updating my iPhone 3GS to iOS 4.2.1, it seems to have lost all content as far as the iPod app is concerned. It's all there as far as I can see on the Mac I sync it with, and I can play it in...
Posted by sra, on Dec 1, 2010 at 08:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, I've done the obvious to install the... 9,100 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, I've done the obvious to install the printer. In fact, it was working up until the point recently when software update installed new HP drivers. I've tried deleting the printer and then...
Posted by sra, on Nov 14, 2010 at 01:30 PM, in Mac OS X
"Waiting for printer to become available"? 9,100 Views / 7 Replies  
Using 10.6.5 on a MacBook Pro2,1 with an HP Color LaserJet 2500tn connected by USB, driver = HP Color LaserJet 2500 v3010.107. The printer shows up as connected, but when I try to print to it I just...
Posted by sra, on Nov 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM, in Mac OS X
"Camera" has disappeared! 532 Views / 1 Replies  
My wife uses my old 2G iPhone as an iPod Touch (i.e., no phone service). Somehow, the Camera app has completely disappeared: it's not on the phone, and it's not present in the backups. I have no...
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2010 at 03:27 PM, in iPhone Apps
Yes, fine, that's very helpful. :-) Now... 1,629 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, fine, that's very helpful. :-)

Now it's done it again, After installing the latest security update. How on earth can I get Mail to sort things with the most recent at the bottom?

Please,...
Posted by sra, on Aug 26, 2010 at 09:13 PM, in Applications
Thanks. That works fine. I wonder why Adobe chose... 1,401 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks. That works fine. I wonder why Adobe chose to install Growl without even telling you (but then, doesn't one ALWAYS wonder why Adobe does what they do?).

--
Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Jul 16, 2010 at 07:57 PM, in Applications
Uninstalling growl (from Adobe CS5)? 1,401 Views / 2 Replies  
As noted in another thread, installing Adobe CS5 results in unintentionally installing "growl" as well. I have no use for that, as far as I know, and it quite annoyingly keeps putting up a dialog...
Posted by sra, on Jul 16, 2010 at 03:15 PM, in Applications
I'm sure this is very good advice in general, but... 1,398 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm sure this is very good advice in general, but my question really is a lot simpler. CommuniGate stores mail in the traditional .mbox format; an account has a hierarchical organization with...
Posted by sra, on Jun 21, 2010 at 04:15 PM, in Applications
Migrating from CommuniGate to OS X Server mail? 1,398 Views / 4 Replies  
I've used CommuniGate Pro as a mail server for many years, but I think OS X Server mail has matured enough that there's no reason to rely on third party software for this any more. I have a new...
Posted by sra, on Jun 21, 2010 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
That way works, if you don't have the install... 714 Views / 12 Replies  
That way works, if you don't have the install disks. If you do, the path via setting a password on the root account as described on the Apple Tech Support page cited by Art Vandelay is clean and...
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:32 PM, in Mac OS X
The solution from the Apple TN fixed it. I'm sure... 714 Views / 12 Replies  
The solution from the Apple TN fixed it. I'm sure the others would have, too, but once is good enough... Thanks, guys!

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Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 04:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks! That's more or less what I should have... 714 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks! That's more or less what I should have thought of...

--

Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 03:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, he didn't do a clean install, but instead... 714 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, he didn't do a clean install, but instead just upgraded from his earlier 10.3 installation. I'm not sure what happened, because I just saw the results, not how they came to be.
I have...
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 03:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Making an admin user when there isn't one? 714 Views / 12 Replies  
A colleague has an old G4 iBook, and recently installed Leopard on it. Lo and behold, it seems impossible to install anything else ... because there isn't any admin user on this machine. The only...
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 02:45 PM, in Mac OS X
iPhone equivalent of Palm notes? 1,234 Views / 4 Replies  
Is there an iPhone app that is the equivalent of Palm notes? Of course there are a million "notes" apps, but what I need is something that can synch notes on the phone with a desktop notes app,...
Posted by sra, on May 10, 2010 at 01:34 PM, in iPhone Apps
Mail.app resetting sort order 1,629 Views / 2 Replies  
For some reason, Mail.app on one of my machines has begun behaving in a perverse way. I like my mailboxes to be shown sorted in ascending order (newest message at the bottom). Recently, however, I...
Posted by sra, on Jan 23, 2010 at 05:39 PM, in Applications
I seem to have fixed the problem by re-installing... 662 Views / 2 Replies  
I seem to have fixed the problem by re-installing Snow Leopard and all subsequent updates. I'd still really like to know what the basis of this problem is: it's certainly one of the more puzzling...
Posted by sra, on Jan 13, 2010 at 09:27 AM, in Applications
Keynote (09) problem on MBA 662 Views / 2 Replies  
Recently my MacBook Air (1st generation, running 10.6.2) has refused to show Keynote presentations that worked fine a while ago. Keynote 09 (5.3) from retail iWork 09 package.
The problem is that...
Posted by sra, on Jan 12, 2010 at 01:47 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the suggestion, but (a) the domain... 886 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion, but (a) the domain name ("www.ling.yale.edu") is already long, and substituting user names for the www here would require constant requests to those who maintain Yale's...
Posted by sra, on Oct 22, 2009 at 02:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, I tracked that down on one of the Apple... 886 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, I tracked that down on one of the Apple discussion groups. No idea why they would have changed this, with the only documentation being a mention buried in the web services admin manual where...
Posted by sra, on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in Mac OS X
User webpages on SnowLeopard Server? 886 Views / 5 Replies  
Help! I have an XServe that runs our Department's server. In the past, it has always been possible for users to put their own web pages in ~user/Sites and have them be externally accessed as...
Posted by sra, on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Update: after trying over and over for an hour, I... 1,973 Views / 4 Replies  
Update: after trying over and over for an hour, I got the message "The certificate for [server] may not be valid" with an option to "Continue". Once I click on that, Mail works again. I still have...
Posted by sra, on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:14 PM, in iPhone Apps
I'm reasonably sure that's not the problem: other... 1,973 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm reasonably sure that's not the problem: other machines can connect to the server and get mail from it. The reason I think it's related to certificates is that at least one of my machines has...
Posted by sra, on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:11 PM, in iPhone Apps
iPhone Mail won't connect after server restart 1,973 Views / 4 Replies  
This is driving me nuts.... I run and old XServe as my own mail server, and use CommuniGate Pro as the mail software on it. Every time I restart the server after upgrading the OS, installing a...
Posted by sra, on Oct 6, 2009 at 04:54 PM, in iPhone Apps
Well, the GPS in my iPhone never took more than... 4,004 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, the GPS in my iPhone never took more than 10-15 seconds to get a fix, while I was in the US, even the very first time. But I was (almost) always on some network. In comparison with other GPS...
Posted by sra, on Sep 11, 2009 at 06:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mirabile dictu 4,004 Views / 20 Replies  
Suddenly the problem resolved itself. First I should say that I had given it plenty of time to find the satellites, I thought, and also that I have been trying in an area where the sky view is...
Posted by sra, on Sep 10, 2009 at 02:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks, but I tried that (twice), with no luck. ... 4,004 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks, but I tried that (twice), with no luck. It still tells me I'm in Connecticut (41.26 degrees north, 72.69 degrees west), MotionX-GPS says it can't find any satellites, etc. I know there's...
Posted by sra, on Sep 10, 2009 at 09:19 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why doesn't my iPhone 3Gs's GPS work in Cyprus? 4,004 Views / 20 Replies  
The GPS in my 3Gs iPhone works fine in the US: I use GPS Track and Navigon, plus Google Maps and so on and it never takes as much as a minute to get a good fix. But I'm currently traveling in...
Posted by sra, on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Right you are. That was the problem: just how or... 5,037 Views / 5 Replies  
Right you are. That was the problem: just how or why she clicked on "off" for Safari under restrictions neither of us can reconstruct, but that's what happened. Thanks a lot -- I would never have...
Posted by sra, on Jul 20, 2009 at 08:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Safari has disappeared from iPhone! 5,037 Views / 5 Replies  
My wife has recently inherited my (16 Gb 2G) iPhone, and we've been trying to get it set up for her to use. Somewhat mysteriously, something she seems to have done without noticing it has caused...
Posted by sra, on Jul 19, 2009 at 09:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Dividing up apps after 2G-> 3GS upgrade 546 Views / 3 Replies  
I recently upgraded my 16 Gb 2G iPhone to a 3GS. No problem there - everything that was on the old phone was backed up and transferred to the new one. But now I want to give the 2G phone to my...
Posted by sra, on Jul 5, 2009 at 05:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Upgrade SSD on original MacBook Air? 1,128 Views / 4 Replies  
I have an original MacBook Air, with the 64 Gb SSD. I love the machine for traveling, but the disk is getting crowded. I gather that the newer generation of MBAs have SATA disks, while mine has a...
Posted by sra, on May 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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