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If you have a color shuffle does it represent the... 2,208 Views / 51 Replies  
If you have a color shuffle does it represent the color or just show the grey shuffle?
Posted by tricha6, on Mar 5, 2007 at 07:58 PM, in Applications
Don't know fix 2,258 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't know the fix, but yes, this happens occasionally for me. I find the menubar icon doesn't change, but the large, centered, semi-transparent feedback does change. I haven't been able to figure...
Posted by tricha6, on Mar 3, 2007 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I agree. I've heard a couple of credible... 5,443 Views / 87 Replies  
No, I agree. I've heard a couple of credible explanations for RSS and that is one of them. I was just disputing the idea of: It happens in Windows and OSX = Hardware problem (i.e. unfixable by...
Posted by tricha6, on Oct 27, 2006 at 10:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not necessarily 5,443 Views / 87 Replies  
I have no idea what causes the RSS, however just because it happens in XP and OSX doesn't mean it can't be fixed with software.

Firmware is essentially software that controls hardware independent...
Posted by tricha6, on Oct 27, 2006 at 09:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the exact problem. If you physically... 771 Views / 1 Replies  
I have the exact problem. If you physically unplug your drive's power source and then plug the power back in, then OS X will see it properly.

I don't know why this is happening, and Google hasn't...
Posted by tricha6, on Oct 5, 2006 at 09:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sticky: 12 in PB to MacBook 1,118,666 Views / 4,110 Replies  
The MacBook is faster, no doubt. But not a ton. If you put them side by side, you will see a difference, but when I go back to my 12in PB (my wife's now) I realize how fast it really is (has plenty...
Posted by tricha6, on Oct 2, 2006 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I have a week 21 Macbook, and my keyboard... 1,083 Views / 18 Replies  
Well, I have a week 21 Macbook, and my keyboard is decidely less "clicky" than the white macbooks at the Apple store on Michigan avenue in chicago. It might not be a timing thing, but simply...
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 29, 2006 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: No Name 1,118,666 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Unfortunately there is nothing printed on the stand.
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 11, 2006 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Its not custom; I am no machinist, thats for... 1,118,666 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Its not custom; I am no machinist, thats for sure. Its a great stand if you use your computer in clamshell mode as I do. It allows heat to dissipate. It takes up very little desk space, and you can...
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 8, 2006 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: My Setup: 1,118,666 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Finally:

http://homepage.mac.com/lekun/setup.jpg
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 7, 2006 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Demand High 526 Views / 3 Replies  
I think they are just backed up. You can't get it at CompUSA nor Amazon (only available for pre-order). I think demand just outstripped supply in this case.
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 6, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
mduell, Thanks, I know what benchmarks are,... 674 Views / 3 Replies  
mduell,

Thanks, I know what benchmarks are, but a. I haven't seen any comparing the two directly, so if you know of one please let me know; I'm sure I'm missing one; and b. what to benchmark?...
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 2, 2006 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you can go to an Apple Store – they have them... 755 Views / 5 Replies  
If you can go to an Apple Store – they have them there, even on some MBPs.

I like mine more than matte, but its personal preference.
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 2, 2006 at 08:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
GMA 950 v. Nvidia GeForce 5200Go 674 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there any objective way to measure the differences between GMA 950 and the Nvidia GeForce 5200Go (the video card in the 12 in Powerbook)?

TIA.
Posted by tricha6, on Sep 2, 2006 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Supposedly the Mini's are decoding HD Video... 530 Views / 5 Replies  
Supposedly the Mini's are decoding HD Video really, really well, and thus the MB's would to. I guess the dual core chips and the GMA 950 are well suited for this type of video (indeed, the GMA 950 is...
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 31, 2006 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I suggest quicksilver (don't know what iRez's... 1,487 Views / 10 Replies  
I suggest quicksilver (don't know what iRez's quicsilver is?);

But Statoo is also worth giving a look. Its can be more elegant than some dashboard widgets and always in view if you have a large...
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 31, 2006 at 09:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Jedi Universal Updates on MacBook? (non-pro) 498 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone played the new universal updates of Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy on their Macbook?

Unfortunately, I found Call of Duty II to be unplayable on a MB. Even at 800 x 600 the game play became...
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 29, 2006 at 05:25 PM, in Gaming
Oh, snap! I meant to post this in the... 494 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, snap! I meant to post this in the ibook/macbook forum, not the MB Pro forum. My mistake. Disregard.
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 29, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, probably, I'll try that. I just had a... 494 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, probably, I'll try that. I just had a stereotype that "gamers" werent big MB fans due to the GMA 950. I didn't want a deluge of:

"Get MB Pro, GMA 950 is teh Sux0r" :-).
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 29, 2006 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Star Wars on Macbook 494 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone played the new universal updates of Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy on their Macbook?

Unfortunately, I found Call of Duty II to be unplayable on a MB. Even at 800 x 600 the game play became...
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 29, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
28C Sounds dubious 15,940 Views / 133 Replies  
28C is 82.4F.

This is why posting temps and that temp database that was all the rage a few months ago is moronic. In Chicago, with humidity, there is no way the internals of any computer...
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 28, 2006 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Booq Bag 344,729 Views / 581 Replies  
Airliner,

How much room does that bag have if all your are packing is a Macbook? Can you fit in a 2 inch text book and some lunch?

I really like Booq's stuff, but since its primarily mail...
Posted by tricha6, on Aug 27, 2006 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Answers 897 Views / 9 Replies  
Darn it people, answers! I want answers; not well reasoned pros and cons! :)

I just had read in some posts that Dreamweaver ran slower on a MB than on 1ghz iBook. I'm not into installing Windows...
Posted by tricha6, on Jun 10, 2006 at 02:23 PM, in Applications
Dreamweaver 8 in Parallels or Rosetta? 897 Views / 9 Replies  
Dreamweaver 8 doesn't take advantage of OS X in any particular way it seems to me. So when I was thinking about upgrading to Drewamweaver 8 - I was thinking that maybe running either via Bootcamp, or...
Posted by tricha6, on Jun 10, 2006 at 01:35 AM, in Applications
Question for Booq Vyper Owners 588 Views / 3 Replies  
hey, I'm thinking of getting the booq vyper, but i wanted to know about its rigidity. Does the case, er, um, squish in the middle? (I can't think of a better way to phrase that).
Basically I put my...
Posted by tricha6, on Jun 8, 2006 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Surprised 3,728 Views / 50 Replies  
I'm surprised this is an issue, consiering the black ipod scroll wheel wears in the exact same way. You'll see it in black ipods at the Apple stores or if you own one, over time. The matte finish...
Posted by tricha6, on May 29, 2006 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2D v. 3D 713 Views / 4 Replies  
Are you converting vector drawings into 3D? 2D operations should be fine on a Macbook; where the GMA 950 really fails is shading objects to make them look 3D; this is something games and some apps do...
Posted by tricha6, on May 28, 2006 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
BlackBook Hard Drive Manufacturer? 795 Views / 6 Replies  
What hard drive brand are people getting in their blackbooks with the stock 80 GB drive?
Posted by tricha6, on May 23, 2006 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: iMac G5, 20in, 2.1ghz, 1.5GB Ram - 1,199 275 Views / 1 Replies  
20 inch G5 iMac - 2.1 ghz - 1,199 plus shipping (shipping from 60201).

20 inch widescreen monitor
2.1 ghz G5
1.5 GB of Ram
250 GB Hard drive
Dual Layer Superdrive
iSight built-in...
Posted by tricha6, on May 19, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Marketplace
It comes from Transintl. I popped the RAM into my... 388 Views / 5 Replies  
It comes from Transintl. I popped the RAM into my friend's iMac to mac sure it worked. I've purchased from transintl.com many times, and have always gotten quality RAM. (my only complaint about...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 05:47 PM, in Marketplace
Well, how much are you hoping to get a Superdrive... 1,886 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, how much are you hoping to get a Superdrive for? $100? Probably $150. So you want to void your warranty and diddle with your system for $50 in savings?

If you really must save, it may be...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry, I wasn't clear about that - No, this is a... 388 Views / 5 Replies  
Sorry, I wasn't clear about that - No, this is a full-size stick. It works in all G5 iMacs EXCEPT for the one with the built-in iSight. I don't know about Powermacs, though I imagine some earlier...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 04:40 PM, in Marketplace
I personally didn't think the Macbook black... 60,973 Views / 246 Replies  
I personally didn't think the Macbook black looked as good as my Pismo black. Personal preference I know, but seriously, before you put down any money for a white or black MB - try to find a store...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There really is no keyboard issue. The spacing... 8,572 Views / 60 Replies  
There really is no keyboard issue. The spacing between teh keys is the exact same space that you find on Apple's white keyboards and Powerbook keyboards. The only difference is that the keys on those...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macworld Has Video 1,416 Views / 21 Replies  
Macworld.com has posted a video (hosted on YouTube) demonstrating removing the RAM and HD. Once the three screws are out, the hard drive seems incredibly easy to replace: No cables or anything. Just...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: 1GB Ram DDR 3200 – $50 388 Views / 5 Replies  
I've never used this RAM chip. It was the wrong one, and the company didn't take it back. Usually costs $90 - I'm selling for $50.

Thanks.
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 11:22 AM, in Marketplace
Hey, I used to like John Siracusa, but his... 8,572 Views / 60 Replies  
Hey, I used to like John Siracusa, but his formula (pick some obscure thing and rant for 3,000 words on it; end with - "Apple must fix this now or they will die!") has gotten a little tired (DB does...
Posted by tricha6, on May 18, 2006 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When I first heard black and white, I thought I... 60,973 Views / 246 Replies  
When I first heard black and white, I thought I was definitely going black. I was absolutely willing to pay the $150 black tax. But then I checked them out at the Apple store. Black is different, so...
Posted by tricha6, on May 17, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
F/A iMac G5 20in 2.1ghz, 1.5GB of Ram, +more $1,199 302 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey, unfortunately my job now requires a lot of travel (I'll be gone for the next three months, sheesh) so I need to get a laptop. Now I have to sell my 20in iMac G5, easily the best desktop I have...
Posted by tricha6, on May 15, 2006 at 07:00 PM, in Marketplace
Check Amazon 12,910 Views / 187 Replies  
Its always worth looking at Amazon. Sometimes their rebates and the ability to avoid sales tax makes buying an Apple Computer from them cheaper than going through the Apple Store's Educational...
Posted by tricha6, on May 12, 2006 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I doubt the new MacBooks or small MacBook Pros... 12,910 Views / 187 Replies  
I doubt the new MacBooks or small MacBook Pros will only have VGA out. It would be the only computer in Apple's line-up not to have DVI. Apple used to keep DVI off and cripple the ability to span...
Posted by tricha6, on May 10, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook (Pro?) 12,910 Views / 187 Replies  
I want a MacBook with 13.3, graphics chip able to run Aperture (so no integrated crap), Core Duo, upgraded keyboard with backlight and DVI.

Since that is what I want, and seems to me to be a...
Posted by tricha6, on May 5, 2006 at 03:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: RAM 1GB DDR 3200 (for non-iSight G5 iMacs) $75 Shipped 214 Views / 0 Replies  
I got this RAM from transintl. I bought my G5 iMac, ordered the RAM, but it was right around the time of the iSight update. My ordered was delayed. I finally got a new iMac, but the return period had...
Posted by tricha6, on Apr 14, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Marketplace
Diminshing Returns on RAM 1,747 Views / 35 Replies  
They have done some tests on Windows machines about the drastic diminishing returns on ram over 1 gig (and by "they," I mean I heard it somewhere and have no verfication); even stating that 2.5 can...
Posted by tricha6, on Feb 10, 2006 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Aggregate Time Savings 1,747 Views / 35 Replies  
What someone really needs to do is create an "Aggregate time" benchmark. This would be where someone does 20 or so tasks (email, web surfing, editing in Microsoft Word, ripping a song, and some work...
Posted by tricha6, on Feb 10, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Amazon 1,747 Views / 35 Replies  
Go to Amazon, avoid tax, and get a 20 in G5 for $200 off plus a $150 mail in rebate. That is quite the steal. Worry about going intel in three years when everything is out, optimized and your 20...
Posted by tricha6, on Feb 9, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Imposing 2,143 Views / 25 Replies  
I almost returned my 20 inch because I felt it was a behemoth, but after a few days, not only do you get used to it, anything smaller seems annoying. I think if you are like me and you upgrade from a...
Posted by tricha6, on Jan 27, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
G5 or Intel 1,176 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, I got the G5, but money played a large factor.

Amazon is offering a $150 rebate on 20 inch iMac G5. Furthermore, by buying through Amazon I avoid a 8.25% sales tax which Apple would charge...
Posted by tricha6, on Jan 20, 2006 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Besides TigerDirect 1,342 Views / 17 Replies  
Besides Tiger Direct are there any reliable vendors that sell the Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM 100GB drive?

I am having a hard time finding where I could purchase one.
Posted by tricha6, on Dec 9, 2005 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Slow to sleep 479 Views / 4 Replies  
My Powerbook took a little while to sleep. I ended up reinstalling the system software for unrelated problem and the problem went away; this is on a 12 inch Powerbook (Feb 05) without the safe sleep...
Posted by tricha6, on Dec 9, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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