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Can no longer use Command ↓ (down arrow) to Open... 42,195 Views / 363 Replies  
Can no longer use Command ↓ (down arrow) to Open a folder when the folder's name field is active.
Posted by booboo, on Dec 4, 2007 at 08:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Are there any earlier builds of Leopard's Dock... 10,121 Views / 19 Replies  
Are there any earlier builds of Leopard's Dock that don't have Stacks or changing folder icons - and might possibly still work with 10.5.1?

just a thought. . . . it could make a no. 1 download!...
Posted by booboo, on Dec 3, 2007 at 07:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Hierarchical menus in the Dock. 13,892 Views / 199 Replies  
Hierarchical menus in the Dock.
Posted by booboo, on Dec 3, 2007 at 07:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Label sort, icons and Dock folders. 42,195 Views / 363 Replies  
• In List view, when naming a nested file - i.e. a file within a folder, exposed via the folder's triangular tab, the keyboard's navigation keys only allow you to move the cursor to the right - use...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 29, 2007 at 05:51 AM, in Mac OS X
The more I use the new Dock, the more I despise... 2,585 Views / 50 Replies  
The more I use the new Dock, the more I despise Stacks.

On the plus side, Fan's animations seem to impress.

On the downside, Fan is merely a crippled version of the old hierarchical menu....
Posted by booboo, on Nov 8, 2007 at 05:32 PM, in Mac OS X
All these people defending Stacks - that's fine,... 15,362 Views / 319 Replies  
All these people defending Stacks - that's fine, you obviously don't realise what functionality has been removed, so impressed are you that downloads can be saved to a folder.

For those that are...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 7, 2007 at 09:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh really? Can you point me to a thread? ... 2,585 Views / 50 Replies  
Oh really? Can you point me to a thread?

Stacks may make noobs go 'ooh' but they're far less functional than hierarchical menus. I want 'em back!
Posted by booboo, on Nov 7, 2007 at 05:19 PM, in Mac OS X
You'll need to do better than that. 2,585 Views / 50 Replies  
You'll need to do better than that.
Posted by booboo, on Nov 7, 2007 at 05:16 PM, in Mac OS X
No. The icon that looks mostly like the Address... 2,585 Views / 50 Replies  
No. The icon that looks mostly like the Address book is the Applications folder - I already gave you that hint.

Neither of two 'A's are my Applications folder - that's partly my complaint.
Posted by booboo, on Nov 7, 2007 at 05:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopard Dock Disaster - for those that care. Petition? 2,585 Views / 50 Replies  
I don't know if this has been discussed to death, but there's no thread of similar title on the first page - where it belongs as a stickie - so I'm posting this.

For Those That Care.

That means...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 7, 2007 at 08:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Well I have requested a written report from the... 619 Views / 7 Replies  
Well I have requested a written report from the AASC (at a cost of £15 + vAT = $35).

I think the notion that household dust - which never caused a problem with any of his or my previous Mac's - is...
Posted by booboo, on Sep 17, 2007 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
18 months life is not very long for a... 619 Views / 7 Replies  
18 months life is not very long for a once-top-of-the-range computer.
Posted by booboo, on Sep 17, 2007 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
OK. My friend took his Quad to his local Apple... 619 Views / 7 Replies  
OK. My friend took his Quad to his local Apple Authorized Service Centre.

They charged £80 + VAT to give a diagnosis.

This was their verdict.

The Quad has overheated, causing one processor...
Posted by booboo, on Sep 16, 2007 at 08:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
G5 Quad temps, cooling, repair outside warranty. . . 619 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi. I'm in the UK here.

Talking with a friend on the phone. What's that noise (like a washing machine on spin cycle) in the background?

"That's my (Quad G5) Mac - it always makes that noise"
...
Posted by booboo, on Aug 17, 2007 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
When I say glitch - I mean I lose frames in video... 776 Views / 12 Replies  
When I say glitch - I mean I lose frames in video playback, or audio stutters.

I have 2 GB of RAM on my MP2.66. The app's that suffer are native. VLC, eyeTV, iTunes. . . .

My point was, in...
Posted by booboo, on May 4, 2007 at 12:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Multitasking: Intel vs PPC 776 Views / 12 Replies  
Anyone move from a G5 yo a Mac Pro and find background processes run less well?

Yes, the Mac Pro is snappier™ and faster, but background processes seem less reliable. I find movies, eyeTV and...
Posted by booboo, on May 4, 2007 at 06:40 AM, in Mac OS X
1m57 Photoshop CS3 beta Mac Pro 2.66 2... 26,223 Views / 286 Replies  
1m57

Photoshop CS3 beta

Mac Pro 2.66 2 GB RAM

Not great, is it?
Posted by booboo, on Apr 10, 2007 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes you can use the Mac's optical S/Pdif output... 853 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes you can use the Mac's optical S/Pdif output to connect to your (presumably A/V Reciever) hi-fi.

But how could you make use of the optical in? Do you have an external A/D converter?

If you...
Posted by booboo, on Apr 8, 2007 at 06:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well your Alink must be pretty rare - can't even... 474 Views / 8 Replies  
Well your Alink must be pretty rare - can't even find one in Google. D-Link by any chance?
Posted by booboo, on Mar 1, 2007 at 12:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's discontinued in the UK - can't find it... 474 Views / 8 Replies  
It's discontinued in the UK - can't find it anywhere. . . .
Posted by booboo, on Mar 1, 2007 at 09:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well thanks for that. It's ugly as sin, but I'm... 474 Views / 8 Replies  
Well thanks for that. It's ugly as sin, but I'm going to go with it - if | can find one here in the UK.
Posted by booboo, on Feb 28, 2007 at 09:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, the Belkin was plugged into the mains via... 474 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, the Belkin was plugged into the mains via its wall-wart.

I think the USB modem draws the maximum current allowed by the USB spec, and the hub just doesn't have enough juice for it.
Posted by booboo, on Feb 28, 2007 at 02:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Need a powered USB2 hub that can actually power! 474 Views / 8 Replies  
Short version: Title says it all, really.

Long Version: My mother has an iMac G5 and 4 peripherals that need power - eyeTV, Apple keyboard, mouse and a horrid USB ADSL modem. All of these need...
Posted by booboo, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mac Pro 2.66 A: 26 C B: 29 C 1,668 Views / 41 Replies  
Mac Pro 2.66

A: 26 C
B: 29 C
Posted by booboo, on Feb 17, 2007 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Evidently there's a gap in the market - or... 295 Views / 3 Replies  
Evidently there's a gap in the market - or everyone else is happy to convert to a format iMovie can edit, or frame accuracy isn't important . . . . or people are just keeping it to themselves ;-)
Posted by booboo, on Feb 12, 2007 at 09:18 AM, in Applications
Extremely poor XBench scores for UI on Mac Pro 498 Views / 3 Replies  
My Mac Pro 2.66 is scoring 11.73 on the UI in XBench!!!

When I got it - a week ago - it scored 379 on the same test (XBench's User Interface Test.)

Now, before you all start, I know XBench is...
Posted by booboo, on Feb 11, 2007 at 07:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Two small tip-ettes. Activity Viewer allows... 1,128 Views / 19 Replies  
Two small tip-ettes.

Activity Viewer allows you to see which running app's are PPC and which are Intel - go to Columns from the View menu and select Kind.

(Might be useful in tracking down...
Posted by booboo, on Feb 7, 2007 at 01:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
App to edit QuickTime movies without conversion 295 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone know if there's an iMovie-like - or even simpler - app that will edit QuickTime movies without conversion? Mainly for precise edits, ideally with preview.

Naturally, these abound - or at...
Posted by booboo, on Feb 7, 2007 at 08:52 AM, in Applications
Just as a matter of interest, anyone know which... 24,254 Views / 8 Replies  
Just as a matter of interest, anyone know which Intel mobo is closest in design to the Mac Pro's?
Posted by booboo, on Feb 7, 2007 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
I just got my Mac Pro 2.66. I was a heavy user of... 1,128 Views / 19 Replies  
I just got my Mac Pro 2.66. I was a heavy user of my previous G5 2.0GHz and immediately noticed a few issues. Some of these may be due to having less RAM in the Mac Pro: 1.0GB vs 1.5GB in the G5....
Posted by booboo, on Feb 6, 2007 at 03:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Bye, bye reliable (apart from the time you went... 5,838 Views / 55 Replies  
Bye, bye reliable (apart from the time you went BANG!) dependable G5 2.0 GHz Dual Core G5, hello Mac Pro 2.66 on a higher edu discount programme . . .

This message is a little premature - I just...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 30, 2007 at 07:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I avoided Rev A and B G5's due to direct... 719 Views / 12 Replies  
I avoided Rev A and B G5's due to direct experience of friends' chirping machines - bought a Rev C which was so insanely loud in its chirps that I sent it back. (I'd also sent back a Rev A MDD some 2...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 30, 2007 at 06:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks - that's all I needed to know 550 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks - that's all I needed to know
Posted by booboo, on Jan 26, 2007 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Will my old SATA drives just fit & work in a new Mac Pro? 550 Views / 2 Replies  
I have 3 SATA-1 drives, full of data files used in my G5 and various nasty external FireWire cases.

They're all HFS+, originally formatted on a G5 PPC.

Will these just fit and work in a new Mac...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 26, 2007 at 05:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
A feature not mentioned in most spec's is the... 719 Views / 12 Replies  
A feature not mentioned in most spec's is the endless chirping from the PSU . . .
Posted by booboo, on Jan 26, 2007 at 05:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
The audiophile's choice: Sensus Audio -... 2,696 Views / 37 Replies  
The audiophile's choice:

Sensus Audio - Premier Australian Audiophile HiFi Dealer (http://www.sensusaudio.com/weissmedea.html)

To record from vinyl, go from your tape out line outs (or direct...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
These days, basic sound I/O has neglible load... 2,696 Views / 37 Replies  
These days, basic sound I/O has neglible load implications for the PC.

Professional PCI cards do have one advantage over Firewire equivalents - an advantage that is entirely irrelevant here - they...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 15, 2007 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
analogika makes a very good point re the... 2,696 Views / 37 Replies  
analogika makes a very good point re the limitations of the source signal.

Basharar must have bought himself a Konnekt24 for Xmas and now wants to share his enthusiasm.

However, dedicated D/A...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 14, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
There is no way I will be re-encoding 1TB of avi... 4,523 Views / 73 Replies  
There is no way I will be re-encoding 1TB of avi and mpeg2 video to pander to AppleTV's shortcomings.

I took a rather more expensive route and replaced my G5 with a Mac Pro and a DVI to HDMI...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 14, 2007 at 05:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, the latest dual-core G5's have vastly... 2,696 Views / 37 Replies  
Well, the latest dual-core G5's have vastly improved burr-brown analogue output circuitry, quite possibly on a par with, or better than the M•Audio hardware.

I would say that as you're into...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 11, 2007 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
From what I've read, Vista's 'security' measure... 7,812 Views / 71 Replies  
From what I've read, Vista's 'security' measure look likely to promote insanity.

Review: Mac OS X Shines In Comparison With Windows Vista - News by InformationWeek...
Posted by booboo, on Jan 11, 2007 at 05:39 AM, in Mac OS X
There are several PCIe cards that work with the... 2,696 Views / 37 Replies  
There are several PCIe cards that work with the Mac Pro's. These tend to be professional solutions with a corresponding price tag.

I'm using the MOTU 424e and 2408 combo. It works flawlessly....
Posted by booboo, on Jan 7, 2007 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Windows users need to unlearn before they... 3,714 Views / 28 Replies  
Windows users need to unlearn before they criticise.
Posted by booboo, on Jan 6, 2007 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The mighty mouse has a right click. Duh ... 2,301 Views / 33 Replies  
The mighty mouse has a right click.

Duh

Go to System Preferences: Keyboard and Mouse and select what you wat a right-click to do.
Posted by booboo, on Dec 11, 2006 at 09:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OK, does anyone know how to convert RealVideo to... 2,068 Views / 21 Replies  
OK, does anyone know how to convert RealVideo to anything else?

Is it really no-go on the Mac?

And the PC app called Streambox does anyone know if it actually works?
Posted by booboo, on Dec 11, 2006 at 08:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I like the look of it, I like the shape of it,... 2,301 Views / 33 Replies  
I like the look of it, I like the shape of it, but those squeeze buttons are in the wrong place for my hands, and that little ball is always refusing to scroll one way or the other, it's a real PITA....
Posted by booboo, on Dec 9, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Clearly, self-evidently, that market segment is... 3,690 Views / 67 Replies  
Clearly, self-evidently, that market segment is profitable.

And sometimes even low-margin solutions are worth pursuing, rather than losing sales to the competition.

I'm still convinced Apple...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 29, 2006 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
This 'what if the screen dies' argument is one... 3,690 Views / 67 Replies  
This 'what if the screen dies' argument is one I've heard many times, even though it's a compromise people are happy to make (or don't consider applicable) when they buy a laptop.

Thing is, Apple...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 28, 2006 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes - but it's worth it if it grows the market,... 3,690 Views / 67 Replies  
Yes - but it's worth it if it grows the market, rather than canibalizes Apple's sales (like it did last time) it's still worth having - especially with other resulting Apple software sales.

I'm...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 28, 2006 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well I'm too in the positio of being about to... 3,526 Views / 41 Replies  
Well I'm too in the positio of being about to order a Mac Pro.

I'd like to know if there are any - specifically audio- or noise-related - issues with these Rev A's. I'm not aware of anything thus...
Posted by booboo, on Nov 28, 2006 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
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