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Alan, while not a DriveGenius fan or user, I ... 1,233 Views / 7 Replies  
Alan, while not a DriveGenius fan or user, I pleased that it worked well for you.
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:48 AM, in Applications
I suppose it will be a few days until you receive... 1,233 Views / 7 Replies  
I suppose it will be a few days until you receive your new drive, but when you do, please post back your success (or not).
Posted by pendragon, on Dec 31, 2014 at 07:26 PM, in Applications
I have not created a BootWell, so not an answer... 1,233 Views / 7 Replies  
I have not created a BootWell, so not an answer per-se; more of a suggestion...

Over the years, I have contacted ProSoft tech support several times and always got a prompt, clear issue-resolving...
Posted by pendragon, on Dec 30, 2014 at 07:17 AM, in Applications
Raygol, If I have this right, both your printers... 1,465 Views / 14 Replies  
Raygol, If I have this right, both your printers work when hard-wired to your computer, but 1 computer will not print when connected wirelessly. If that is correct, the problem is with your modem...
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 3, 2014 at 06:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Raygol, Are you also using an Airport or... 1,465 Views / 14 Replies  
Raygol,

Are you also using an Airport or wifi base station? If so, after ensuring Printer Sharing is enabled on both computers, shut down and then restart your wifi base station/Airport.
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 31, 2014 at 06:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Raygol, If you have not already, log out of... 1,465 Views / 14 Replies  
Raygol, If you have not already, log out of "Guest" and then log back in as you normally do.

Also, how is your printer connected? Wired or wirelessly? If wired, try removing the cables at both...
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 29, 2014 at 01:09 PM, in Mac OS X
1. From the Apple icon (top left) select “Log Out... 1,465 Views / 14 Replies  
1. From the Apple icon (top left) select “Log Out [your name]”
2. When the computer restarts, selects "Guest" and then click on Return.
3. Your computer will then startup but without any of the...
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 29, 2014 at 06:51 AM, in Mac OS X
Log in to a Guest or new account and then try... 1,465 Views / 14 Replies  
Log in to a Guest or new account and then try printing. What happens?
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 28, 2014 at 06:49 AM, in Mac OS X
Have you tried shutting down and quitting both... 1,465 Views / 14 Replies  
Have you tried shutting down and quitting both the printer and the Mac and then restarting from a cold boot?
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 27, 2014 at 08:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Adobe Reader 812 Views / 12 Replies  
Indeed options abound. Another, is Adobe Reader. I have found Adobe Reader to work as advertised; and it supports "Camera to PDF" (though I have yet to use that feature).
Posted by pendragon, on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
To get things started... TextExpander,... 467 Views / 1 Replies  
To get things started...

TextExpander, https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19147/textexpander, a favorite of mine, does what you want, and much more). You may care to give the free demo a go.
...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 14, 2014 at 08:01 AM, in Mac OS X
If guessing is allowed... The Dock... 1,893 Views / 1 Replies  
If guessing is allowed...

The Dock preference may be corrupt. It is named "com.apple.dock.plist".Try deleting that. It can be found at:

/Users/(your...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:42 AM, in Mac OS X
AllPagesZoom is a free Safari extension that,... 404 Views / 3 Replies  
AllPagesZoom is a free Safari extension that, IMNHO, works great. Zoom amount is adjustable from 50% to 400%. Also, a site may be blacklisted so that the specific site does not zoom.

See: Side...
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
Glad to hear things are working out. But the true... 774 Views / 14 Replies  
Glad to hear things are working out. But the true expertise is not moi, but Reader50.
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 22, 2013 at 05:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Just curious... Have you tried creating a... 774 Views / 14 Replies  
Just curious...

Have you tried creating a new folder and then dragging all the files resident in the misbehaving folder to the new one (of the same name)?
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 22, 2013 at 07:31 AM, in Mac OS X
Nick, If guesses are welcome… That... 635 Views / 1 Replies  
Nick,
If guesses are welcome…

That business about the preference pane missing I find most troubling & significant. For starters, I would reinstall the (Combo) OS.
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 9, 2013 at 06:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Jmiddel, To find a script, look in:... 412 Views / 4 Replies  
Jmiddel,

To find a script, look in: /Users/Your Name/Library/Scripts.

Might you have the sales receipt from the original purchase? If so, that would (should) have the name.

While I have no...
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 1, 2013 at 03:17 AM, in Mac OS X
A few musings… Could the original/miscreant... 412 Views / 4 Replies  
A few musings…

Could the original/miscreant app be RedQuits RedQuits Makes the Red Close Button on Mac Actually Quit Applications (http://goo.gl/42EY1)?

If so, perhaps you can search out &...
Posted by pendragon, on Jun 30, 2013 at 07:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Click on the little magnifing glass in the... 3,173 Views / 14 Replies  
Click on the little magnifing glass in the top-right of the Menu Bar. In the next drop down window, enter your search term.
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:33 PM, in Applications
As a desperate guess… Perhaps the file's... 3,173 Views / 14 Replies  
As a desperate guess…

Perhaps the file's name somehow got changed. If so. It may help to do a Spotlight search on a word or two that is unique to your lost document.
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM, in Applications
Alas, I too am running out of suggestions. ... 379 Views / 16 Replies  
Alas, I too am running out of suggestions.

Perhaps you can try reinstalling the OS. Can't hurt, and is probably worth the effort.
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 15, 2012 at 03:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Good catch, SH. I should have known that… 379 Views / 16 Replies  
Good catch, SH. I should have known that…
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 14, 2012 at 09:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Restart while holding the Command+Shift keys.... 379 Views / 16 Replies  
Restart while holding the Command+Shift keys. Keep holding until you are asked for your password; enter it, and then allow the computer to finish booting. This will take a longer than normal as some...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 14, 2012 at 07:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Sounds to me like Finder got corrupted. The... 379 Views / 16 Replies  
Sounds to me like Finder got corrupted.

The next time this happens, immediately restart in Safe Boot mode and see if that puts things to right. Then restart normally.

I'm not suggesting this is...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 14, 2012 at 02:03 AM, in Mac OS X
MacX YouTube Downloader (free) works as... 7,108 Views / 13 Replies  
MacX YouTube Downloader (free) works as advertised http://www.macxdvd.com/free-youtube-video-downloader-mac/

Easy to use, but I still recommend first reading the User Guide.
Posted by pendragon, on Aug 26, 2012 at 02:29 AM, in Mac OS X
You might try zapping the PRAM. Restart and then... 503 Views / 7 Replies  
You might try zapping the PRAM. Restart and then promptly hold down the Command+Option+P+R (keys). Wait until you hear 4 startup chimes and then release all keys and allow the computer to boot...
Posted by pendragon, on Aug 21, 2012 at 01:21 PM, in Mac OS X
It has been my experience that the initial clone... 804 Views / 2 Replies  
It has been my experience that the initial clone (copy) results are similar to those you encountered.

Once DiskWarrior has done its thing, subsequent Smart copies will be in the 1-2% range.
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 3, 2012 at 07:46 AM, in Applications
I have Snow Leopard on an external drive and it... 735 Views / 8 Replies  
I have Snow Leopard on an external drive and it works as intended. I also have SL on an internal volume and it too works normally. In both cases, it was just of matter of using SuperDuper to first...
Posted by pendragon, on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Sadly, more of the same… 1,121 Views / 29 Replies  
Sadly, more of the same…
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:13 PM, in Feedback
MNN: "Apparently, this was a security test." ... 1,121 Views / 29 Replies  
MNN: "Apparently, this was a security test."

Indeed I don't understand. Google or whomever runs an extended test (24+ hours) that hoses anothers site? Is that normal? For sure, I have not seen the...
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:20 AM, in Feedback
I too have had that problem, Ergo. You are not... 412 Views / 2 Replies  
I too have had that problem, Ergo. You are not alone. Alas, I know not the solution.
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 14, 2012 at 01:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Many thanks for posting the "solution". Indeed, I... 1,939 Views / 13 Replies  
Many thanks for posting the "solution". Indeed, I would not have divined the fix.

Now, if only there were a fix for the FW port. Contact cleaner may help, but please most cautious re shorting, pin...
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Many possibilities, but let's do the easy ones... 1,939 Views / 13 Replies  
Many possibilities, but let's do the easy ones first.

In Finder/Preferences>General, do you have " External disks" enabled?
Posted by pendragon, on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:54 PM, in Mac OS X
If you create a new User account and then log-in... 2,524 Views / 9 Replies  
If you create a new User account and then log-in to that, does Word work?
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 27, 2011 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
FWIW: I was having font problems after the... 6,298 Views / 14 Replies  
FWIW: I was having font problems after the initial install of Office 11. So when I reinstalled Office 11, I went the Custom Install route, thus forgoing Messenger, Remote Desktop, Visual Basic,...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:23 AM, in Applications
RestoreMeNot (http://www.restoremenot.info/) may... 1,880 Views / 6 Replies  
RestoreMeNot (http://www.restoremenot.info/) may be the answer. Well, at least a partial answer.

I have not yet tested it, but accruing to the developer:
"...one might not want the windows of a...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:53 AM, in Applications
I wrote to the See developer asking about check... 1,072 Views / 21 Replies  
I wrote to the See developer asking about check printing. A prompt reply indicated that check printing will be incorporated "this summer". Of course, an exact date was not provided. Then, 'tis a See...
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:30 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the catch, Art; a good call. I should... 1,023 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the catch, Art; a good call. I should have known that. Shame of moi!
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Boot computer. Hold Option+Command+o+f (for Open... 1,023 Views / 5 Replies  
Boot computer. Hold Option+Command+o+f (for Open Firmware). It'll boot to a white screen with black text telling you to let go of the keys. Let go.

Now type "eject cd" and hit return. It'll either...
Posted by pendragon, on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Two thoughts (guesses): 1. See if the fix... 1,155 Views / 2 Replies  
Two thoughts (guesses):
1. See if the fix discussed here helps: [UPDATED] Problems signing into Skype and making calls for a small number of users - Heartbeat...
Posted by pendragon, on May 26, 2011 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
For a year or more, Safari has scored 100% on the... 1,962 Views / 36 Replies  
For a year or more, Safari has scored 100% on the The Acid3 Test (http://acid3.acidtests.org/). But the best score I can get with FireFox is 97%. Perhaps it is inconsequential that FF does not...
Posted by pendragon, on Apr 12, 2011 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
I use Ambrosia's: EasyEnvelopes | Ambrosia... 1,759 Views / 34 Replies  
I use Ambrosia's: EasyEnvelopes | Ambrosia Software, Inc. (http://goo.gl/mmSGP)

Perhaps it's not as feature-rich as other address/envelope printing apps, but the price is right (free) and the...
Posted by pendragon, on Mar 12, 2011 at 08:18 AM, in Mac OS X
According to Apple Insider ( AppleInsider |... 14,551 Views / 426 Replies  
According to Apple Insider ( AppleInsider | Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Missing Front Row, Rosetta and Java runtime (http://goo.gl/3j25n) ), Rosetta will no longer be supported. Ergo, apps like...
Posted by pendragon, on Mar 1, 2011 at 07:39 AM, in Mac OS X
At some point it would have a financial... 12,246 Views / 14 Replies  
At some point it would have a financial advantage, e.g., depending on how many copies of each version were needed.

But the more I think about it, the more inclined I am to conclude that even if...
Posted by pendragon, on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:44 AM, in Applications
Now I wonder if one had both versions,... 12,246 Views / 14 Replies  
Now I wonder if one had both versions, would/could he successfully (and legally) do a custom Install of Outlook on his Home & Student edition, or would that be license violation?
Posted by pendragon, on Oct 31, 2010 at 08:35 AM, in Applications
Ah, now the Grasshopper understands. Thanks for... 2,383 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah, now the Grasshopper understands. Thanks for the well said explanation. Perhaps, well maybe, learning has actually taken place…
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 02:33 PM, in Applications
Many thanks. Your thoughts much appreciated. ... 2,383 Views / 5 Replies  
Many thanks. Your thoughts much appreciated.

I wonder if when 2011 is installed, one will be invited to remove Office 2008 (as was done when 2008 was first installed). And that is fine. But were...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM, in Applications
Ain't that the truth! When CNET consumed... 1,201 Views / 23 Replies  
Ain't that the truth!

When CNET consumed MFI, they lost me. Fortunately, most of the (former) mods, managers, & regular contributors resurrected it as FineTunedMac: Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Mac...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
Office 2008 & 2011, will they play together? 2,383 Views / 5 Replies  
Office 2004 & Office 2008 can be installed on the same volume without conflict.

While I'm not convinced that anyone would want to do so, could Office 2008 & 2011 likewise be resident on the same...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 6, 2010 at 04:28 PM, in Applications
Label Colors & Camera Verification 534 Views / 6 Replies  
Presently, Finder has 7 (washed out) colors that can be used to identify & highlight Files & Folders.

How about adding all the colors, or at least, additional colors?

And,

If iPhoto can...
Posted by pendragon, on Sep 2, 2010 at 06:47 PM, in Applications
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