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Thanks, Gavin. I waited a few days to get the... 3,619 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks, Gavin. I waited a few days to get the courage up and it worked perfectly! I have three fake users (so I could see the login cube) and I did it on the entire folder. Of course, now comes the...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jan 3, 2008 at 04:50 PM, in macOS
How do I combine users? 3,619 Views / 6 Replies  
I messed up BIG time. I had difficulty installing Leopard and ended up with at least three "Previous System" folders. The most recent issue is that I have two users that I would like to combine into...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Dec 28, 2007 at 05:14 PM, in macOS
Thanks - I'll see if it works. I believe I tried... 383 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks - I'll see if it works. I believe I tried it yesterday, but I was panicked, so I was probably wrong.
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Oct 31, 2007 at 04:57 PM, in macOS
10.5 Install Interrupted, now cannot start up again 383 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello -

I stupidly interrupted the install of 10.5 and chose the destination disk as the new startup disk. I now cannot restart. I remember there was a key combo you were supposed to press to...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Oct 31, 2007 at 09:20 AM, in macOS
Lost the WEP or WPA security - can't figure out how to re-enable 689 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello -
I received excellent advice here when I was setting up my wireless network. Somehow, I lost my secure network and am currently connected with possibly no encryption. I searched the topics,...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 7, 2005 at 11:09 AM, in Networking
Hi y'all - I sent a note to MacNN a week or... 580 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi y'all -

I sent a note to MacNN a week or two ago advising them that their ad was out of date. No reply from MacNN, but I wasn't really expecting one. But the ad is still wrong. The dates for...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jun 24, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in macOS
Poll: Hi - I am a classical musician, too and I love... 1,258 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi - I am a classical musician, too and I love opera. An iPod Shuffle in shuffle mode creates some interesting juxtapositions. Like do you want to mix your Rossini with your Puccini with a bit of...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 16, 2005 at 04:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Hello - I don't think it is super fast. You have... 1,258 Views / 23 Replies  
Hello - I don't think it is super fast. You have to wait a bit between each click, but you will get there eventually.
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 16, 2005 at 04:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Re: Your shuffle has arrived - what should Apple have done differently? 10,608 Views / 87 Replies  
As others have already stated, it would be nice to have a shorter wire for the earbuds, but I just put it in my pocket at the gym and it is so wonderful I can forgive that.

My main frustration is...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Feb 9, 2005 at 09:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Re: Safari file missing 406 Views / 1 Replies  
Remedied by reinstalling Panther from original CD's, then updating all software back to where I was. Took a long time, but at least Safari is back. I had hoped there was an easier way. Oh well.
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Feb 6, 2005 at 11:00 PM, in Applications
Re: Shuffle Auto Updating? Plus Rant! 2,664 Views / 27 Replies  
If I am understanding the question correctly, I have also had this problem. I searched the Apple Support site and it came up with this:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93779

I...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Feb 4, 2005 at 04:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Safari file missing 406 Views / 1 Replies  
I have had problems with Safari recently and wonder how I can get back the file that is listed as missing in the crash log (I have searched and there is no sign of it on my machine):

Link (dyld)...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jan 30, 2005 at 09:07 PM, in Applications
Thanks, Randman. These links are really helpful.... 979 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks, Randman. These links are really helpful. No more annoyance and frustration at the dumb puny windows!
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jan 21, 2005 at 01:35 PM, in macOS
Safari view messed up - shows page headers, source etc. 350 Views / 0 Replies  
I am suddenly seeing all sorts of page header info when I launch Safari and browse websites. For example, at the top of this MacNN page, I see:

MacNN Forums - Post New Thread a {color: #000080;}...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Dec 12, 2004 at 12:04 AM, in Applications
Once again you are correct. Thank you very much! 439 Views / 4 Replies  
Once again you are correct. Thank you very much!
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Dec 5, 2004 at 01:34 AM, in Applications
*DOH* Yes. It was user error. Your comment made... 439 Views / 4 Replies  
*DOH* Yes. It was user error. Your comment made me look around a bit and I found the Alias on my desktop was of the old Safari. When I launched it from Applications, it was fine. I don't know why I...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Dec 3, 2004 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
About Safari shows wrong version 439 Views / 4 Replies  
I went to a financial site last night and was told that I needed to upgrade my version of Safari. I checked About and it said version 1.0. This was strange, because I have kept up with the updates...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Dec 3, 2004 at 10:06 AM, in Applications
How embarassing. It was that apparently the... 1,403 Views / 13 Replies  
How embarassing. It was that apparently the security update set my accept cookies to 'never.' I fixed the cookie access and I am fine. *doh*
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jun 5, 2004 at 11:56 PM, in Applications
Glad I came to this thread! I thought I was going... 1,403 Views / 13 Replies  
Glad I came to this thread! I thought I was going crazy. My problem is similar, but for me, sites which I had a password remembered on will no longer let me login even when I type in the information...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jun 4, 2004 at 10:51 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the reply. Fortunately, it turned out... 1,340 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. Fortunately, it turned out to be that I had a PC printer connected with the big connector (can't remember what it is called). Anyway, disconnected that and - surprise! -...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Dec 7, 2003 at 09:22 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Grey screen on startup - can't proceed. 1,340 Views / 2 Replies  
I was getting my sister set up with my old desktop 266 MHz G3 and since most everything she will use launches from Classic, we decided to choose the startup disk to be 9.2 instaed of 10.1. We were...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Nov 29, 2003 at 12:28 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks for the replies. I have already tried... 646 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I have already tried unplugging and replugging in every possible combination. I even created a matrix to make sure I covered all possibilities. Tonight I will give them a...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Oct 28, 2003 at 09:35 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Installed Panther - now no Soundsticks 646 Views / 8 Replies  
I just installed Panther and realized that my Soundsticks are no longer working. I went into System Preferences/Sound to select them from the drop down and it is not enabled because it is greyed out....
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Oct 27, 2003 at 09:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: I am seeing snappier performance with my single... 847 Views / 10 Replies  
I am seeing snappier performance with my single 867. If you figure out how much it costs a day to run it and how much time you save by snappy performance and how much your time is worth and add that...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Oct 25, 2003 at 01:21 AM, in macOS
Hey - I was there!! In Edina, at Southdale! That... 882 Views / 13 Replies  
Hey - I was there!! In Edina, at Southdale! That was a huge turnout. I got there at 8:07, waited in line until about 8:55. Was let in the store at about 8:55, proceeded to the back of the store and...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Oct 25, 2003 at 01:12 AM, in macOS
Poll: Much as I *want* one, I can't really justify the... 2,423 Views / 38 Replies  
Much as I *want* one, I can't really justify the expenditure, considering the kind of work I do. Also, I really like the way my G4 system looks. I know others have said this before - if there was a...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Sep 26, 2003 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry for the OT - Actually, one is "Canada... 2,448 Views / 36 Replies  
Sorry for the OT - Actually, one is "Canada Goose" and >1 is "Canada Geese". "Canadian" does not appear in the name of the species. And there are apparently 11 different races of Canada Goose!
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 16, 2003 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Gee - I didn't think about the dust problem -... 4,290 Views / 62 Replies  
Gee - I didn't think about the dust problem - since I have a dusty parrot I will have to not buy one (at least not until the matching monitor comes out). When the monitor matches, I will just buy a...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 15, 2003 at 08:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well I'll be dad-gummed. I went to the Kensington... 1,533 Views / 15 Replies  
Well I'll be dad-gummed. I went to the Kensington site, downloaded the latest update of MouseWorks for OS X and restarted without the CD tray participating. Yippeeee!

Thanks for the suggestions...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 8, 2003 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Re: On startup, CD/DVD tray pops out - how do I make it stop? 1,533 Views / 15 Replies  
Hmmmm. This calls for more research. Thank you for the info. If I ever figure it out, I'll post again.

Thanks!
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 7, 2003 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the suggestion - it is. I often switch... 1,533 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion - it is. I often switch between 10.2 and 9.2, so I use that pane fairly often.
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 6, 2003 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: On startup, CD/DVD tray pops out - how do I make it stop? 1,533 Views / 15 Replies  
I have a Kensington Wireless Turbo Mouse Pro. Before I take it to the Apple dealer - I will try the mouse that came with the machine, see if that makes a difference.

It's not an earth-shattering...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 6, 2003 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
On startup, CD/DVD tray pops out - how do I make it stop? 1,533 Views / 15 Replies  
I have a G4 867 single (Quicksilver). Whenever I start it or restart it, the CD tray opens. I rarely use the tray and I don't like it opening because I sometimes forget to close it and I am afraid of...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 6, 2003 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
YEEHAW!!! I guess I am 'teachable' after all... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
YEEHAW!!!

I guess I am 'teachable' after all - I have learned so much from this Forum! I must again credit GHPorter because he is the one I learned that from. And I have to use it every month when...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 3, 2003 at 01:15 PM, in Networking
Hi - I am probably wrong, but did you try... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi - I am probably wrong, but did you try entering the "$" in front of the password that was generated? If it is similar to what happened to me, that worked. I learned that here on the Forum from...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jul 3, 2003 at 10:19 AM, in Networking
Re: Forgot Wi-fi password for netgear mr814 1,768 Views / 5 Replies  
I had the same thing happen when I first got started. And come to think of it, I have the same problem nearly every month when I change my hex key. I called Netgear and I was told to:
1. Turn off...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jun 19, 2003 at 10:43 PM, in Networking
I have a Netgear MR 814 and it does that wake... 910 Views / 18 Replies  
I have a Netgear MR 814 and it does that wake from sleep thing, too. It didn't before I had to reconfigure it, so I suspect it's something in how I have it configured that is causing the problem. I...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Jun 1, 2003 at 11:05 AM, in Networking
Thank you for the replies. I think I will have... 434 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you for the replies. I think I will have her go to Jag. One of the main reasons I got my G4 was frustration at running 10.1 on the 266 G3! So now I gave her the frustration, but she's not as...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 24, 2003 at 02:14 PM, in macOS
Problems with 10.1 and puter I gave to my sister 434 Views / 3 Replies  
I got a lovely new G4, but knew my sister would enjoy my G3, so it is now hers. Last night I was trying to get her set up on Juno and it seemed like it would be a good idea to remove my name as Admin...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 24, 2003 at 12:07 PM, in macOS
All this talk made me realize I didn't have it... 3,495 Views / 62 Replies  
All this talk made me realize I didn't have it yet, so I quickly went to Software Update and installed it. The only thing I noticed was that when I Restarted after the install, The Chord did not...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 10, 2003 at 12:42 AM, in macOS
[B] Yup - I thought it was my dryer, or my... 489 Views / 8 Replies  
[B]

Yup - I thought it was my dryer, or my microwave, but it was my darn 2.4 Ghz phone. The 900 is fine, even though I don't like having such old technology near my beautiful Mac. Ever since I...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 7, 2003 at 04:52 PM, in Networking
Installing an earlier version is a great idea -... 376 Views / 3 Replies  
Installing an earlier version is a great idea - but unfortunately I don't know how to do it. I don't know how to rid my machine of the newer drek.

Currently I reset my router and I am now using an...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on May 6, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Networking
Help! Installed airport update, now can't get into my network 376 Views / 3 Replies  
I noticed recently that there was a new Airport update on SW update, so I installed it. After the restart, I apparently lost my ability to be on my network without first entering a password. I can...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 30, 2003 at 06:45 PM, in Networking
Yeah, wireless is definitely the 'way to go'. I... 477 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, wireless is definitely the 'way to go'. I have only a single desktop machine in my office and I still think wireless is super-fabulous! No wires, no mess, and lots of fun trying to secure the...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 16, 2003 at 07:15 PM, in Networking
Read this thread: ... 477 Views / 9 Replies  
Read this thread:

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=149704

Unless I am misunderstanding the question, and depending on the phone, it can be a problem. I know, because I have...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 15, 2003 at 12:08 PM, in Networking
Wow - I see it - I am doing it! This is GREAT!... 881 Views / 11 Replies  
Wow - I see it - I am doing it! This is GREAT! Thank you!:D
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 15, 2003 at 09:48 AM, in macOS
Thank you all for the responses. I do not have a... 881 Views / 11 Replies  
Thank you all for the responses. I do not have a right click, so I clicked on various links on a page holding the Apple key down. All I got was a bunch of open windows piled on top of each other. I...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 14, 2003 at 11:41 PM, in macOS
Thank you all! Sounds very cool. I will try it... 881 Views / 11 Replies  
Thank you all! Sounds very cool. I will try it out when I escape from my Windoze machine at work and head home. *sigh* I want my MAC!!!
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 14, 2003 at 06:06 PM, in macOS
What is tabbed browsing? 881 Views / 11 Replies  
Duh. But I really don't know and I see notes about it all the time in threads about Safari. Thank you for tolerating my stupidity.
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 14, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in macOS
Strange colors on vertical letters reading discussion threads 256 Views / 0 Replies  
I thought there was something wrong with my eyes, but then I thought there might be something wrong with my monitor (Apple Studio Display 17").

When I read the threads in MacNN forum, the "l's"...
Posted by PreciousBbird, on Apr 6, 2003 at 03:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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