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You can't send sms from iChat in Europe. The only... 1,069 Views / 16 Replies  
You can't send sms from iChat in Europe. The only way to do it was to use Adress Book and bluetooth but it's gone...
Posted by kilechki, on Apr 5, 2008 at 10:35 AM, in Applications
Help me create a script to have iCal print a weekly schedule 413 Views / 0 Replies  
Here's what I'd like to have : a script that tells iCal to print the current week with a few formatting options (no mini-calendar, no calendar keys).

I'm not familiar at all with Apple Script but...
Posted by kilechki, on Apr 5, 2008 at 10:33 AM, in Applications
Force PB G4 to permanently use external display? 250 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been using my 12" G4 on an external Apple display since the internal screen was broken a few months ago. Everything's fine, except that the 12" is a nice little heat factory that get even...
Posted by kilechki, on Mar 18, 2008 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Obviously, nobody is using Spotlight seriously... 3,065 Views / 56 Replies  
Obviously, nobody is using Spotlight seriously here.
This a major step back in Leopard. Which is "good", of course, but nothing groundbreaking. On a G4, it's also quite a pain to use.
Posted by kilechki, on Feb 17, 2008 at 12:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Considering how user friendly it is to create and... 2,169 Views / 13 Replies  
Considering how user friendly it is to create and switch library, I find this suggestion by Apple just ammazing:

Is that all what they have for Apple's most distributed app?

If iTunes is...
Posted by kilechki, on Feb 8, 2008 at 04:45 AM, in Applications
After 2 months of use on a 1.5 Ghz PB G4 (1GB... 517 Views / 11 Replies  
After 2 months of use on a 1.5 Ghz PB G4 (1GB RAM) and with 10.5 installed on a 7200 RPM drive, I'd say: don't do it.

You'll enjoy Leopard for a few days before having it behave windows-like and...
Posted by kilechki, on Jan 9, 2008 at 10:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Oh, and I'm very impressed with Time Machine. ... 418 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh, and I'm very impressed with Time Machine.

Only problem is that, once restored, the system claims the same backup than before, but it also considers there is a whole new system and so...
Posted by kilechki, on Dec 13, 2007 at 04:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks... I now get an in/out error when trying... 418 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks... I now get an in/out error when trying to erase the drive.

The PowerBook already had a dead screen since the beginning of the year, I was using an external display. Now it's the drive, I...
Posted by kilechki, on Dec 13, 2007 at 04:00 AM, in Mac OS X
I've lost the hardware test disc,... 418 Views / 9 Replies  
I've lost the hardware test disc, unfortunately...

Booting from a partition gave me the same result as from the CD.
What's weird is that SMART reporter can see the drive and says it's okay.
Posted by kilechki, on Dec 12, 2007 at 08:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, I was thinking Disk Utility was reliable... 418 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, I was thinking Disk Utility was reliable but you are probably right. "Volume is OK" but still nothing to do. I wonder what DiskWarrior could do but the present version is supposed to be not so...
Posted by kilechki, on Dec 12, 2007 at 07:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Mayday: kernel panic + unable to boot + unable to reinstall 418 Views / 9 Replies  
So...

A few minutes after waking up, my 12" G4 PB (10.5.1) more or less crashed. It remained stuck in Exposé with the mouse still moving, only to give a KP after a few minutes.

I rebooted: it...
Posted by kilechki, on Dec 12, 2007 at 04:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Idea to pimp the Dock (and make apps better) - caution, bad mockup inside 317 Views / 4 Replies  
http://interstella6996.free.fr/itunes.jpg
This is something that I've been waiting for many, many nights.
The mockup is horrorshow but the idea's there : access an app's main features through its...
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 24, 2007 at 03:04 PM, in Applications
iTunes with 80GB : slow, the window itself won't... 4,516 Views / 11 Replies  
iTunes with 80GB : slow, the window itself won't redraw for a while after making it frontmost
iPhoto with 300 photos : usable speed for browsing, zooming, editing. Edit mode is still very slow,...
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 24, 2007 at 06:24 AM, in Applications
How to re-create your iTunes Library... 1,112 Views / 2 Replies  
How to re-create your iTunes Library (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93313)

This doc seems to suggest that iTunes Library.xml is the most important file of the library...
Anyway,...
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:55 AM, in Applications
Are Time Machine & iTunes reliable? 1,112 Views / 2 Replies  
Examining my Time Machine backup (I'm not so confident in it for the timebeing), I noticed that the "iTunes Library" data file was the only element saved from the iTunes folder, leaving aside iTunes...
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 22, 2007 at 05:52 AM, in Applications
Report people? You really have nothing else... 322 Views / 3 Replies  
Report people?

You really have nothing else to do?
What are you? Justice Man?

Apple is grown up enough to do their own piracy study by theirself.

Let it go, man...
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:25 AM, in Mac OS X
I gladly concur : could we have a link to that... 2,023,767 Views / 14,714 Replies  
I gladly concur : could we have a link to that wallpaper? Nice picture.
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 10, 2007 at 07:39 AM, in GUI Customization
Reading the apple board discussions, the absence... 2,788 Views / 28 Replies  
Reading the apple board discussions, the absence of transparent menu bar on Go5200 GPUs is a bug which should be fixed in 10.5.1.

Which is good, I miss the transparency.
Posted by kilechki, on Nov 3, 2007 at 01:30 PM, in GUI Customization
Has anyone found how to enable menubar... 19,708 Views / 420 Replies  
Has anyone found how to enable menubar translucency on G4? It was on in 5a559 and it's now off in the GM. And it looks really bad...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:16 PM, in Mac OS X
When you look at the elegance of the iphone's UI,... 2,384 Views / 69 Replies  
When you look at the elegance of the iphone's UI, you just can't help wondering why no effort was put in Leopard.
The look of the OS is just... uninspired. New (and not so new) features are not so...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 30, 2007 at 11:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, I'm looking for a way to have it... 549 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, I'm looking for a way to have it transparent... On my G4 12", it was translucent with a beta I tried, but it's now completely opaque.

There has to be a pref for this somewhere.
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 27, 2007 at 09:44 PM, in Mac OS X
The stupidest "enhancement" to the Finder could... 41,590 Views / 363 Replies  
The stupidest "enhancement" to the Finder could qualify as a bug.

Audio files in column view can't be previewed anymore with a slider to choose the position of audio playback. It's a single, black...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 26, 2007 at 08:19 AM, in Mac OS X
I've had the same problem and no solution was to... 19,708 Views / 420 Replies  
I've had the same problem and no solution was to be found. It seems that you can't get a window back to "default settings" if you changed them once...

As much as I like leopard, I'm quite...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 25, 2007 at 08:58 AM, in Mac OS X
And finally... If you often use small PNG... 844 Views / 27 Replies  
And finally...

If you often use small PNG with transparency, for instance 2x500, you can only do the selection in coverflow on this 2-pixels-wide object. This is of course not the case in icon...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 25, 2007 at 05:08 AM, in Mac OS X
One more thing : if you had Photoshop or you... 844 Views / 27 Replies  
One more thing : if you had Photoshop or you editing apps use custom icons for the pictures they handled, prepare to have some fun times removing manually all those icons... Since they were 128x128...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 25, 2007 at 04:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, it sure is much less usefull on a non-intel... 844 Views / 27 Replies  
Well, it sure is much less usefull on a non-intel mac, since it has a strong performance impact (less than coverflow in itunes, though).

My regret with Coverflow is that it isn't a view you could...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 25, 2007 at 04:50 AM, in Mac OS X
After having tried the beta a few hours (it was... 15,301 Views / 152 Replies  
After having tried the beta a few hours (it was in demo at Paris Expo, by the way), I'm quite curious how the final version will be.

Quick notes on an PB G4 with a 20" external screen :
-...
Posted by kilechki, on Oct 23, 2007 at 09:27 AM, in Applications
You want a post with all the bugs/corrections to... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
You want a post with all the bugs/corrections to do before shipment? I'm afraid I'm going to disapoint you.

I described issues which - I suppose - risk to stay there after beta, not how the OS is...
Posted by kilechki, on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Of course it's beta. But what we see here is the... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Of course it's beta. But what we see here is the result of >2 years of work. The differences in final version will be the fruit of 3 months of work.

So 10-20% of what we see is gonna change. But...
Posted by kilechki, on Jul 16, 2007 at 05:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Having spent a moment with the Beta, what I saw... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Having spent a moment with the Beta, what I saw didn't really convinced me.

There are many individual griefs.
UI-wise, my problem is with the dark grey windows, which is just uninspired, boring,...
Posted by kilechki, on Jul 16, 2007 at 02:05 PM, in Mac OS X
I know View Options, this is not what I asked. ... 10,442 Views / 295 Replies  
I know View Options, this is not what I asked.
In Mail.app & iTunes, you can just right click in the window and choose what you want to see there. In Finder you have to reach the menu bar, click...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 29, 2007 at 01:31 PM, in Mac OS X
What strikes me is how faster iTunes is.... 1,366 Views / 41 Replies  
What strikes me is how faster iTunes is. Scrolling, CoverFlow, Podcasts, there's no more delay, no more beachball. When I plugged my iPod, iTunes used to be unresponsive for 20 secondes, it's now...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 29, 2007 at 01:24 PM, in Applications
Can you right click in a Finder window header... 10,442 Views / 295 Replies  
Can you right click in a Finder window header when in detailed view and select which columns to show, like in iTunes?
I'm not sure I'm clear : In iTunes, when you right-click on the bar with the...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 29, 2007 at 01:21 PM, in Mac OS X
What changed in the new spotlight window? Does it... 10,442 Views / 295 Replies  
What changed in the new spotlight window? Does it have a toolbar? Can you access it with an icon in the dock? Can you have multiple spotlight windows opened? What about this new 'launcher' ability of...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 27, 2007 at 07:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Can you select a few mp3 files with Quick Look... 10,442 Views / 295 Replies  
Can you select a few mp3 files with Quick Look and have them play continuously, without further intervention?

Has the "get info" window in Finder been enhanced? For instance by allowing...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Does anyone think we could get iPhone's GoogleMap... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Does anyone think we could get iPhone's GoogleMap and YouTube Player with Leopard? That would be some nice sauce.
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 21, 2007 at 08:40 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm into Apple marketing. Not a word from Jobs... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I'm into Apple marketing.
Not a word from Jobs on scene.
Not a word on the website.
And I don't pirate.
So what? Of course I don't know what's behind the door if I can't open it. This has nothing...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 19, 2007 at 07:44 PM, in Mac OS X
After a look on Apple's Leopard website, I'm... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
After a look on Apple's Leopard website, I'm quite surprised to see some holes compared to what was announced last year:

- the new synthetic voice ("alex") is far from the announced performance
-...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 19, 2007 at 01:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Vista does unpixelated zoom, doesn'it? So it... 4,157 Views / 102 Replies  
Vista does unpixelated zoom, doesn'it?
So it has to be possible.
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 14, 2007 at 06:41 AM, in Mac OS X
If you try MenuShade, you can see that... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
If you try MenuShade, you can see that translucency does not look at all like Leopard's desktop. As seen on apple website, text seems to be opaque with a slight halo around it. The translucent...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 13, 2007 at 04:40 PM, in Mac OS X
This is really disproportionate, nearly nobody... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
This is really disproportionate, nearly nobody saw how the thing was in person and there are already threats to stripe with white all the desktop pictures in the world?
Crazy.

I, for one, like...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 12, 2007 at 08:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: A 12", 16/10 ratio MacBook Pro, lighter and... 780 Views / 27 Replies  
A 12", 16/10 ratio MacBook Pro, lighter and thinner than the MacBook - with a gfx- would be a godsend. I'm not really begging for an ultraportable, since I don't find 10" or 11" to be so usable....
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sooo, the end of the story… After 40 hours... 683 Views / 19 Replies  
Sooo, the end of the story…

After 40 hours waiting, I booted it up, connected to an external screen. It went fine, no sparks, no smell, everything normal. I got my presentation back on an external...
Posted by kilechki, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To be true, I'll decide tomorrow. The guy in the... 683 Views / 19 Replies  
To be true, I'll decide tomorrow. The guy in the "apple center" here told me earlier that 12 hours should be enough. But, well, the shop is a café with a guy sitting behind a desk and watching porn,...
Posted by kilechki, on May 29, 2007 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're killing me... So basically, it's... 683 Views / 19 Replies  
You're killing me...

So basically, it's either taking the drive out, or waiting past friday?
Damned...

When I see the procedure here (MacBook-fr - AluBook 12" (G4)...
Posted by kilechki, on May 29, 2007 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Technically, it's in 50 hours. In 23 hours, I'll... 683 Views / 19 Replies  
Technically, it's in 50 hours. In 23 hours, I'll plug it to an external display and boot it with the lid closed - as far as I know, this should prevent any hinge circuit from being used. From there,...
Posted by kilechki, on May 29, 2007 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's what I realized afterwards. I've been... 683 Views / 19 Replies  
That's what I realized afterwards. I've been fooled by the fact it went up from sleep without problem, and that it seemed dry. As far as I understand, the hinge seems to have suffered the most. I...
Posted by kilechki, on May 29, 2007 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you for your blitz anwer! So I'll find... 683 Views / 19 Replies  
Thank you for your blitz anwer!

So I'll find a way to have it in a dry place. And I'll try again tomorrow evening.
But then one more thing... I have to take a plane tomorrow, with the Mac, for...
Posted by kilechki, on May 29, 2007 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tropical Storm vs PowerBook: 1-0 683 Views / 19 Replies  
My 12" Powebook went through some sudden tropical storm this afternoon, only protected by a thin bag and a sleeve while I was riding a bike. After a few minutes, when I came home, the PB was not...
Posted by kilechki, on May 29, 2007 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I find it striking to find afterwards how similar... 108,276 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I find it striking to find afterwards how similar and yet radically different the "drawings" included in apple's patterns are compared to the shipping product.
Finder's design will obviously be very...
Posted by kilechki, on May 25, 2007 at 01:43 PM, in Mac OS X
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