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Mainly because that is slower and more cumbersome... 1,192 Views / 8 Replies  
Mainly because that is slower and more cumbersome in many cases than hitting the spacebar. There are numerous ways to scroll, but I prefer to keep my hands on the keyboard, so hitting the spacebar is...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 27, 2016 at 09:57 AM, in macOS
I finally found out how to change the spacebar... 1,192 Views / 8 Replies  
I finally found out how to change the spacebar scrolling behavior in MacOS (OS X) thanks to a web search.

To get the spacebar to cause the page to jump rather than visibly scroll, try disabling...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 15, 2016 at 08:39 AM, in macOS
Not on my work Macs. The behavior with the Page... 1,192 Views / 8 Replies  
Not on my work Macs. The behavior with the Page Up/Down buttons behaves the same as the spacebar, as shown in the video. I wish I knew how to get my work Macs to scroll like the machine at home....
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:27 AM, in macOS
The same 'visible' scrolling occurs on my work... 1,192 Views / 8 Replies  
The same 'visible' scrolling occurs on my work machines. I may need to create a video to show what is happening. Basically, on my home machine, page up/down & spacebar jump immediately; I don't see...
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:14 PM, in macOS
Spacebar scrolling 1,192 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi. I just can't figure out why, but on my MacBook Pro at home, scrolling in Mail.app, Safari, and Chrome all jump immediately with no 'visible' scrolling. Hit the spacebar and, BAM!, you're seeing...
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:10 AM, in macOS
Sparrow email navigation 631 Views / 1 Replies  
I am hoping someone can tell me how you navigate email in Sparrow? I'm a huge proponent of keyboard navigation. In every other mail app I have ever used you can simply hit the Space bar to scroll the...
Posted by IronPen, on Feb 25, 2012 at 03:57 PM, in Applications
Android vs. Apple Chrome theme 744 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi. I liked the color scheme from the Android versus Apple Chrome theme, which is no longer found in the Chrome Web Store. Any change anyone here has the theme and is willing to post a link for the...
Posted by IronPen, on Oct 22, 2011 at 08:44 AM, in Applications
I figured it out. On another Mac (a white MB) the... 1,121 Views / 2 Replies  
I figured it out. On another Mac (a white MB) the Mission Control keys were assigned as F9-F12, so I set them the same on the MacBook Pro and now the right Command key functions as a Command key...
Posted by IronPen, on Sep 18, 2011 at 05:47 PM, in macOS
Disable right Command key to activate Mission Control 1,121 Views / 2 Replies  
Does anyone know how to make the right Command key perform the way it is supposed to rather than activate Mission Control? There doesn't appear to be an option for it in the Keyboard Preferences and...
Posted by IronPen, on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:46 AM, in macOS
Sticky: I like your "simple" setup. 1,145,036 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I like your "simple" setup.
Posted by IronPen, on May 31, 2011 at 09:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In FF 4 you check for updates via the About... 1,276 Views / 9 Replies  
In FF 4 you check for updates via the About Firefox menu. And as mentioned, you can set it to auto-update through the Advanced preference, look for the Update tab.
Posted by IronPen, on May 11, 2011 at 09:54 PM, in Applications
So I read several pages of content from Google... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
So I read several pages of content from Google regarding their privacy policies and data collected by Chrome. The ID that I had heard about which can be tied back to the user was not mentioned...
Posted by IronPen, on Apr 1, 2011 at 02:35 PM, in Applications
Very true. I like that Chrome has separated each... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
Very true. I like that Chrome has separated each tab into its own process. And it would seem to address issues, to some degree, that many browsers have with caching and increased RAM consumption over...
Posted by IronPen, on Apr 1, 2011 at 08:54 AM, in Applications
@besson3c: Those are valid arguments. Take Flash,... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
@besson3c: Those are valid arguments. Take Flash, for example. Camino doesn't run it in a separate process, like Safari. So the Safari app itself won't look like it is being a CPU hog while running...
Posted by IronPen, on Mar 31, 2011 at 07:08 AM, in Applications
You made the same argument when I brought this up... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
You made the same argument when I brought this up before. But his argument is the SAME as mine. Purely based on comparison, at launch, Chrome will consume more memory than some of the other browsers....
Posted by IronPen, on Mar 30, 2011 at 09:50 PM, in Applications
And where is your proof? I'm not mocking you, I... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
And where is your proof? I'm not mocking you, I just want to read the same material you read to come to this conclusion. More memory usage does not mean faster and more stable.
Posted by IronPen, on Mar 30, 2011 at 09:36 PM, in Applications
On occasion I have tried iCab. The interface was... 524 Views / 5 Replies  
On occasion I have tried iCab. The interface was never pleasing to me. No matter how many power-features it has, and I am a fan of power-features, I cannot warm up to it. At this point I am really...
Posted by IronPen, on Jan 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM, in Applications
To each his own, but I see incredible value in... 1,271 Views / 18 Replies  
To each his own, but I see incredible value in system-wide notifications. Someone signs on to IM, I see a notification. Someone starts a new IM conversation with me, I see a notification. A download...
Posted by IronPen, on Jan 4, 2011 at 09:10 AM, in Applications
So what's the difference? You like that Firefox... 539 Views / 18 Replies  
So what's the difference? You like that Firefox maintains the main toolbar with the tabs below rather than replacing the main toolbar like Chrome does?
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 23, 2010 at 04:06 PM, in Applications
I have been playing with the FF betas for a while... 539 Views / 18 Replies  
I have been playing with the FF betas for a while and I too like the changes in this beta. I like tabs on top (wish it was an option in Safari), and I like that the URL you're hovering the cursor...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 23, 2010 at 08:55 AM, in Applications
Just making a point that other browsers use a lot... 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
Just making a point that other browsers use a lot fewer resources. Safari has had a known memory leak since inception. Firefox immediately consumes mass amounts of RAM upon launch and refuses to...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 21, 2010 at 07:52 PM, in Applications
Chrome browser memory usage 1,834 Views / 17 Replies  
Chrome often gets praise for using fewer resources than some other browsers, but I don't think many users are taking into account how much memory is being utilized by the browser. Besides the...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 21, 2010 at 07:54 AM, in Applications
He's asking for help with Safari, not suggestions... 2,211 Views / 5 Replies  
He's asking for help with Safari, not suggestions for a replacement.

First of all, if you use SIMBL or any other Input Managers or haxies, you should disable or delete them first. If you don't...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM, in Applications
Thanks. Trying it now. 830 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks. Trying it now.
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:03 AM, in Applications
Amen. 1,262 Views / 23 Replies  
Amen.
Posted by IronPen, on Sep 12, 2010 at 07:28 AM, in Applications
Sticky: Of all the Macs I've owned, the 12" Powerbook has... 1,145,036 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Of all the Macs I've owned, the 12" Powerbook has been my favorite. I wish they'd bring that form factor back.
Posted by IronPen, on Aug 16, 2010 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No crashes here. You should consider installing... 3,916 Views / 27 Replies  
No crashes here. You should consider installing the latest Flash plug-in or even the hardware acceleration-support version, Gala (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/gala/). Crashes are...
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 30, 2010 at 02:45 PM, in Applications
And I TOTALLY agree with you. I have used... 3,849 Views / 94 Replies  
And I TOTALLY agree with you. I have used SafariStand for years, and this is one of the many features I just love. Plus, there is a SafariStand plugin for Quicksilver, so any shortcut I create is...
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 10, 2010 at 08:22 AM, in Applications
Yes!! I was so glad to see its return. 3,849 Views / 94 Replies  
Yes!! I was so glad to see its return.
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 9, 2010 at 04:43 PM, in Applications
Ditto. 3,849 Views / 94 Replies  
Ditto.
Posted by IronPen, on Jun 9, 2010 at 04:41 PM, in Applications
This happened to me as well. I had the latest... 786 Views / 4 Replies  
This happened to me as well. I had the latest 10.1 beta of Flash, but not the latest ClickToFlash beta. Hope this is helpful to you.
Posted by IronPen, on Apr 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM, in Applications
The open-source editor Smultron is my editor of... 528 Views / 4 Replies  
The open-source editor Smultron is my editor of choice. Give it a try.
Posted by IronPen, on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM, in Applications
It looks promising. That video on their site is... 2,300 Views / 17 Replies  
It looks promising. That video on their site is beautiful by the way. Safari averaged 18% C
PU while watching it.
Posted by IronPen, on Feb 4, 2010 at 03:24 PM, in Applications
I installed ClickToFlash and GreaseKit with the... 2,300 Views / 17 Replies  
I installed ClickToFlash and GreaseKit with the Force Low Quality Flash and the YouTube Perfect script and my browsing experience has been much better.
Posted by IronPen, on Feb 4, 2010 at 02:07 PM, in Applications
Chrome uses the Mac OS Keychain. You should see a... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
Chrome uses the Mac OS Keychain. You should see a pop-up from the OS when Chrome wants to access your Keychain. If you allow Chrome to access it, you shouldn't have to enter passwords on sites that...
Posted by IronPen, on Jan 26, 2010 at 08:39 AM, in Applications
I agree with you. I believe I have the same model... 1,203 Views / 10 Replies  
I agree with you. I believe I have the same model Macbook, although mine doesn't have the superdrive. I also upgraded the RAM. If I recall, I found a great RAM deal from Crucial via these forums...
Posted by IronPen, on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
And there are alternatives to Photoshop, the... 47,398 Views / 65 Replies  
And there are alternatives to Photoshop, the problem is that they just aren't Photoshop. There will be a learning curve and you won't have EVERY feature that you have in Photoshop. And if you're...
Posted by IronPen, on Aug 28, 2009 at 03:17 PM, in macOS
So you're suggesting that your 'old' version of... 47,398 Views / 65 Replies  
So you're suggesting that your 'old' version of Photoshop be able to be compatible with every OS X update ever? At what point is it okay to stop supporting an old product?

I have seen a bunch of...
Posted by IronPen, on Aug 28, 2009 at 03:12 PM, in macOS
Is this 'for real'? The whole point is that... 47,398 Views / 65 Replies  
Is this 'for real'? The whole point is that developers update their software so that Rosetta isn't needed in future versions of OS X. In order for technology to progress, we need to leave legacy...
Posted by IronPen, on Aug 28, 2009 at 02:54 PM, in macOS
Sticky: mcgiant, GIMP is great, but have you tried... 215,334 Views / 557 Replies  
mcgiant, GIMP is great, but have you tried Seashore (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15662/seashore)? It is a cocoa Mac-only version of a stripped down GIMP. It isn't as feature-rich, but it...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:52 AM, in Applications
FF doesn't isolate each tab into its own process.... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
FF doesn't isolate each tab into its own process. That is a feature planned for a future release. It isn't a feature I have to have, but there are times I wish Safari had it, and in time I am sure...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 10, 2009 at 04:20 PM, in Applications
Chrome will support plugins, but I don't expect... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
Chrome will support plugins, but I don't expect it to be ready day one.
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 10, 2009 at 03:32 PM, in Applications
Sticky: Can I live with you, Jason? That's a fine set up. 1,145,036 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Can I live with you, Jason? That's a fine set up.
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not unless you have the hardware, which Macs... 6,071 Views / 10 Replies  
Not unless you have the hardware, which Macs don't have currently. However, you might be able to buy a Blu-Ray drive and connect it to your Mac. Assuming the drivers are available, you could use VLC...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:50 AM, in Applications
I'm looking forward to trying Chrome, especially... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm looking forward to trying Chrome, especially since it separates each tab into its own process. That would have come in handy in Safari 4.0.1, which consistently crashed because of one site. Had...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:44 AM, in Applications
I believe the problem is that the Keychain has... 2,208 Views / 5 Replies  
I believe the problem is that the Keychain has encoded the old Keychain items with the old password. Since your new password differs from the old one, Keychain asks you for the password you used to...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:40 AM, in Applications
The first place I would look is the Keychain... 2,208 Views / 5 Replies  
The first place I would look is the Keychain (/Applications/Utilities/Keychain). Search for whatever service you connect to (AIM, Jabber, etc.) Delete the entry from the Keychain and see if that...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:18 PM, in Applications
I have tried Boxee and it is a tad overwhelming.... 2,227 Views / 16 Replies  
I have tried Boxee and it is a tad overwhelming. If all you want is to stream Netflix to your TV, I highly recommend the Roku. It is only around $100, it's small, easy to configure and easy to use....
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:55 AM, in Applications
Safari Too Dark? Try this... 594 Views / 0 Replies  
This tip works if you use SafariStand. SS offers an option to change the metal texture of Safari, giving you three shades from which to choose (light, medium and dark). The problem is that with...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM, in Applications
I started having a recurrence of the same crash I... 4,950 Views / 147 Replies  
I started having a recurrence of the same crash I mentioned previously in this thread. So I thought I would just stop using Safari for opening that folder into tabs, but then I started experiencing...
Posted by IronPen, on Jul 7, 2009 at 01:13 PM, in Applications
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