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New Skype problems 403 Views / 0 Replies  
I have downloaded a new install of Skype v7.50 on my iMac (Sierra OS) but find it is very different to what I am used to. I used Skype regularly some years ago on my old iMac (Lion OSX) but it's all...
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:03 AM, in Applications
How do I copy contacts list to iMac? 503 Views / 3 Replies  
I have been given a iPhone 4 for personal use. However before I can use it I need to copy the contacts list from it to my iMac so I can then do a hard reset of the phone. How do I do this please?...
Posted by Topaz, on Sep 5, 2016 at 05:44 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks ... it worked. :) 644 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks ... it worked. :)
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 17, 2016 at 06:48 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the replies and tips. Quite... 644 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the replies and tips. Quite interesting and I will try these and post back, especially the rule with no @ in the name. This appeals because they don't get through to my inbox. I have...
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 12, 2016 at 06:15 AM, in Applications
Sorry, don't know what you mean. Please explain... 644 Views / 9 Replies  
Sorry, don't know what you mean. Please explain further.
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 11, 2016 at 08:37 AM, in Applications
Mail: spam with no reply address. How to stop? 644 Views / 9 Replies  
I am getting spam emails that have no reply to address so I can't apply rules. Is there anything I can do to stop or just move to junk? It seems I am helpless to prevent these. I don't want to click...
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 11, 2016 at 06:39 AM, in Applications
Any good free virus checkers? 825 Views / 7 Replies  
Are there any free virus and file cleaning apps. I tried to use Google Chrome and was informed I had many redundant files and a virus's so didn't proceed. I never bothered before. I see MacKeeper...
Posted by Topaz, on Jan 22, 2015 at 07:04 AM, in macOS
Ok I probably didn't explain clear enough. I... 870 Views / 8 Replies  
Ok I probably didn't explain clear enough. I have no intention of going into the root Library or System folders or any OSX operational folders. I am however concerned about redundant and duplicated...
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM, in macOS
Housekeeping - how do I remove redundant files? 870 Views / 8 Replies  
I am trying to clear HD space and wanting to clear redundant files but don't know how to identify and validate them prior to removal. Obviously some are recognisable but not all and I'm very unsure....
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM, in macOS
Mail - anyone know what this message means? 346 Views / 0 Replies  
When opening Mail today one of my addresses seemed to have difficulty receiving mail, then this message popped up. What does it mean? I recently made a rule to delete certain emails on receipt from a...
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the advice. However after much thought... 469 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the advice. However after much thought it's possible that I can buy a new 3TB drive for the approx same price as a new WD 1TB My Book. It will mean having to discard my present 500gb drive...
Posted by Topaz, on Nov 15, 2013 at 06:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can I daisy chain my back up volumes? 469 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a WD My Book 500gb which is full and now deleting all earlier backups. I want to buy a 1TB same WD extra volume but keep my old 500gb as an additional backup. Can I daisy chain them together...
Posted by Topaz, on Nov 14, 2013 at 06:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How do I transfer photos from an iPhone to my iMac? 1,526 Views / 21 Replies  
My son has an iPhone which has many photos on it which he wants to transfer to my iMac via USB. Unfortunately I cannot get the iPhone to mount onto my iMac. The only thing that happens is that EOS...
Posted by Topaz, on Nov 4, 2013 at 09:33 AM, in Applications
Sorted! I had to reset my email address password... 328 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorted! I had to reset my email address password then ok.
Posted by Topaz, on Oct 22, 2013 at 06:51 AM, in Applications
No problem notification other than the icon I... 328 Views / 3 Replies  
No problem notification other than the icon I mentioned. I now realise I can only send emails from this address but not receive any. I have tried "rebuild" and "put address online" as drop down menu...
Posted by Topaz, on Oct 22, 2013 at 05:30 AM, in Applications
Mail mailbox query! 328 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a mailbox in my inbox that has an exclamation mark in a triangle in a circle indicating a problem. This mailbox is sending and receiving email ok so what can be the issue? All my other...
Posted by Topaz, on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM, in Applications
Tried it but didn't work. But I now learn it is... 648 Views / 4 Replies  
Tried it but didn't work. But I now learn it is appropriate that Toast uses the video file setting because the VOB is not inside a VIDEO_TS folder. What should happen when I click the burn button is...
Posted by Topaz, on Sep 29, 2013 at 09:22 AM, in Applications
Sorry I don't exactly understand. if I duplicate... 648 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry I don't exactly understand. if I duplicate the file I will just have a further copy of the same. What will this achieve? More advice please.
Posted by Topaz, on Sep 29, 2013 at 07:29 AM, in Applications
How to burn a single VOB video file to DVD please. 648 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a single VOB video file converted from a MPEG4 file, but not in a Video TS folder. Can I burn this to a standard single layer DVD now using Toast 10, to view on any standalone DVD player? Size...
Posted by Topaz, on Sep 28, 2013 at 09:52 AM, in Applications
It happened earlier today when I updated LS to... 921 Views / 2 Replies  
It happened earlier today when I updated LS to the newer version (V3) mistakingly. I now realise this is a chargeable update and probably was the cause so I have uninstalled the latest version and...
Posted by Topaz, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM, in macOS
Can I connect to fakehome.dat safely? 921 Views / 2 Replies  
LittleSnitch has just shown this on start up today. Can I allow or is it bogus? Oddly I have searched for info but found very little!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/RogerGreen/grab-1.jpg
Posted by Topaz, on Jul 2, 2013 at 06:31 AM, in macOS
Thanks for that. You are correct. Control key... 760 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for that. You are correct. Control key works for me. Also I now see I can turn off "Smart Zoom" in mouse prefs which may be an additional factor.
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 2, 2013 at 09:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Magic mouse help please! 760 Views / 7 Replies  
How can I stop my wireless magic mouse keep enlarging the screen display. I often move my finger across the mouse and the screen view becomes much enlarged which I don't want and I don't know how to...
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I guess I chickened out! Having had a few... 681 Views / 5 Replies  
I guess I chickened out! Having had a few problems recently I didn't want to complicate matters even further. It seems to have settled down now so perhaps sometime soon .....
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM, in Applications
Also, do you have any entries for... 681 Views / 5 Replies  
Also, do you have any entries for WebKitPluginHost that you might have denied.? NO.

Could this behavior be related to your other thread on Flash issues.? No.

I deleted the "deny connections" in...
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM, in Applications
Little Snitch help please! 681 Views / 5 Replies  
I have Little Snitch v2.5.2 and had it for a couple of years now working ok. I now find however that when I have LS active I cannot connect to my server with Safari but can with Google Chrome. Why is...
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 29, 2013 at 07:02 AM, in Applications
Yes so did I, ... hence my confusion. It is only... 1,758 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes so did I, ... hence my confusion. It is only when you are subjected to these ads you feel helpless. Anyway all clear now! :) :thumbsup:
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 28, 2013 at 09:50 AM, in Applications
Just to confirm that GlimmerBlocker is ok. After... 1,758 Views / 10 Replies  
Just to confirm that GlimmerBlocker is ok. After emptying my internet cache and history I tried again and all was ok. I think your point about Little Snitch was well founded and I suspect that was...
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 27, 2013 at 01:02 PM, in Applications
Thanks for that. However regarding AdBlock I was... 1,758 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for that. However regarding AdBlock I was told about a similar app called Glimmerblocker which I downloaded and installed. What a disaster! It stopped all my Internet connections, Safari and...
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 27, 2013 at 07:06 AM, in Applications
Do I need Adobe Flash Player? 1,758 Views / 10 Replies  
Having been troubled by pop up ads for sometime I found the only solution was not only to tick the pop up windows blocker in Safari prefs but also to uncheck Enable Java and Enable Java script....
Posted by Topaz, on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM, in Applications
Send photos from iMac to iPod, is it possible? 1,310 Views / 4 Replies  
I would like to send photos from my iMac to my iPod touch. Is there way to do it? I have enabled "home share" but it seems I can only send images from my iPod to the iMac and not the other way. Is...
Posted by Topaz, on Jan 31, 2013 at 08:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just found out I change the Safari homepage... 709 Views / 1 Replies  
Just found out I change the Safari homepage reference in prefs. Doh! So simple!! :\
Posted by Topaz, on Dec 4, 2012 at 04:03 AM, in macOS
Safari can't find the server? .... Oh yes it can! 709 Views / 1 Replies  
Safari can't find the server.
Safari can't open the page ...******... because Safari can't find the server "login".

When I log on to the internet I get a blank Apple screen with the above...
Posted by Topaz, on Dec 4, 2012 at 03:56 AM, in macOS
Can I daisy chain my back up volumes? 290 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a 500gb USB WD My Book Studio back up volume but as it is now full I want to buy a similar one but with 1TB capacity. My intention was to daisy chain them both but don't know if it is...
Posted by Topaz, on Nov 11, 2012 at 03:55 AM, in Networking
Mail: Spam - can I filter and delete automatically? 168 Views / 1 Replies  
I get spam occasionally from the same email address. Can I set up a message filter to delete any emails on receipt from that address automatically without reading?
Posted by Topaz, on Nov 1, 2012 at 06:03 AM, in Applications
Does Time Machine connect to the internet? 290 Views / 0 Replies  
Yesterday I was backing up my system using Time Machine to my backup volume (WD My Book) when I noticed online activity to a great extent (I have Surplus Meter). Does Time Machine make any...
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 2, 2012 at 05:01 AM, in Networking
Can't receive certain emails in Mail - why? 260 Views / 1 Replies  
I use two email suffixes for my email addresses. Some with .pipex and some with .btinternet. Since two days ago I can send all emails ok but I am not receiving emails to any of my .bt addresses in...
Posted by Topaz, on Aug 2, 2012 at 03:56 AM, in Applications
Thanks. I have solved it. I modified the prefs... 761 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. I have solved it. I modified the prefs settings in "Little Snitch" and it worked.
Posted by Topaz, on May 23, 2012 at 06:41 AM, in macOS
Why can't I update my apps? 761 Views / 3 Replies  
Whether it's coincidence or not but since upgrading to Lion OS I find several of my third party apps do not update any more. I find Picasa, Google Chrome, Mozilla Thunderbird and my TomTom satnav...
Posted by Topaz, on May 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM, in macOS
Yes and thanks. 569 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes and thanks.
Posted by Topaz, on May 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM, in macOS
Cookies! Where? 569 Views / 2 Replies  
I am having a few difficulties connecting to certain website links and thought it might be because I have not enabled cookies as I am often recommended to do. Problem is I don't know where these...
Posted by Topaz, on May 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM, in macOS
Mac Mail: How do I copy a smart mailbox to be an additional sub folder in my Inbox? 699 Views / 0 Replies  
In Mac Mail I have several mailboxes and one of them is a smart mailbox. I want to add this as a sub folder in my main Inbox, but keep the smart mailbox to act as a filter. I notice there is no...
Posted by Topaz, on May 2, 2012 at 09:49 AM, in Applications
Yes thanks I have since learnt that it is hidden... 1,180 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes thanks I have since learnt that it is hidden in Lion and so in future In finder need to click on Go and then press the alt key to reveal the library.
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM, in Applications
I have been told that it may be that the sender's... 658 Views / 4 Replies  
I have been told that it may be that the sender's email address is not in my Thunderbird address book so it is not recognised as genuine.
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:49 AM, in Applications
Why no image on a email? 658 Views / 4 Replies  
I have received emails that have a graphic on but I cannot see it. All I see is this which is obviously not intended:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/RogerGreen/Grab-7.jpg

Can anyone...
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM, in Applications
In Mac HD/Library/Google there is only this: ... 1,180 Views / 4 Replies  
In Mac HD/Library/Google there is only this:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/RogerGreen/grab-5.jpg

There is no Google folder in the Application Support folder. I have checked all...
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 28, 2012 at 08:35 AM, in Applications
Time Machine restore problem 1,180 Views / 4 Replies  
I uninstalled Google Chrome mistakingly, but now restored it using Time Machine but I seem to have lost all my bookmarks and passwords. Is it possible to get them back?
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
Server connection problems - is it a ISP or Lion OSX fault? 546 Views / 1 Replies  
Since my Mac Lion OSX upgrade some weeks ago I have had some connection problems using Google Chrome or Safari.  As a whole my internet connections and email are ok but with certain issues.  One of...
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM, in Applications
I don't have any dual layer blank dvd's. If it... 831 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't have any dual layer blank dvd's. If it is necessary now to buy some I will .... but can I burn dual layer DVD's on my Intel iMac?
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM, in Applications
I have a Video TS folder that when I drag into... 831 Views / 8 Replies  
I have a Video TS folder that when I drag into the Toast DVD-Video window it shows 11.71 on disk (I got the size wrong), although when I "get info" on the Video TS folder prior to dragging across it...
Posted by Topaz, on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM, in Applications
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