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Hey, Thanks for the suggestion. In this... 2,225 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey,
Thanks for the suggestion.

In this case, something like Blue Harvest would not be a solution. Blue Harvest would simply delete the .DS_Store files, which would be good -- but at the same...
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 3, 2009 at 03:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for that info. Well you can use AFP... 2,225 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for that info.

Well you can use AFP vs SMB, but that is only provided the remote server is hosting AFP! The server in question is using Windows Vista, therefore naturally supports SMB/CIFS...
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Disable Icon Preview for Network Volumes 2,225 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey all!!

I would like to know if it is possible to disable icon preview, but only for network volumes??

I'm fine with the Leopard Finder generating a preview for local files, but when i'm...
Posted by mactropolis, on Feb 26, 2009 at 04:00 AM, in Mac OS X
OK Professional Seminary Fluid Analyzer.... ... 717 Views / 9 Replies  
OK Professional Seminary Fluid Analyzer....

Wish I didn't have to meet a keyboard with some guys load on it... i was just shocked, didn't think he would do that.

Cant see if he was at any...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, I just sniffed it and some got onto my... 717 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, I just sniffed it and some got onto my lips, no wonder it tasted soo familiar....

Awesome idea about the revenge pillow action ftw!! I'm sure some nut will buy it on Ebay too...

I have my...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 29, 2009 at 01:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OMGGG after further inspection and testing, it... 717 Views / 9 Replies  
OMGGG after further inspection and testing, it probably could be seminary fluids and I insisted he has to replace it, but he's a total cheapskate...

Yeah I will try to pry off the keys and soak...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 27, 2009 at 11:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sticky Keyboard Problem 717 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi all...
I have a bit of a weird problem. I went away for the weekend and left my roommate alone in our room. When I came back today, I discovered some strange milky residue on my expensive new...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 27, 2009 at 05:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OK, great to hear that besson3c! So I can do... 575 Views / 7 Replies  
OK, great to hear that besson3c!

So I can do a MAMP sandbox install into /opt and keep those versions discrete from the official OS X eco system?? I understand none of the GUI tools (System...
Posted by mactropolis, on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey, thanks for all the input guys! Yeah, I... 575 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey, thanks for all the input guys!

Yeah, I had realized Apple's version of AMP tend to lag far behind. I was attracted though, at the possibility of something as simple as Software Update to...
Posted by mactropolis, on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Choose between Leopard Client and Leopard Server? 575 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi All,
I currently use Mac OS X 10.5 Client, but I am looking to set up a personal home Web developer system and trying to choose between sticking with Client or moving to Leopard Server.

First...
Posted by mactropolis, on Oct 25, 2008 at 03:52 AM, in Mac OS X
yeah, i've toyed with meebo.com before... good... 1,533 Views / 21 Replies  
yeah, i've toyed with meebo.com before... good site and good service. its basically a web-based Adium app -- does multi-protocol IM from a single website.
But AFAIK, its just like Adium and has the...
Posted by mactropolis, on May 1, 2008 at 06:29 PM, in Applications
HUGE $(*$-in Joke indeed 1,533 Views / 21 Replies  
Its completely ridiculous that its 2008 and Mac users have been waiting patiently for a Official MSN client that does A/V for years upon years upon year!!!

Some time ago, I remember reading...
Posted by mactropolis, on Apr 30, 2008 at 06:22 PM, in Applications
Hey all! Finally got a chance to try that... 689 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey all!
Finally got a chance to try that Smoothwheel extension and am thrilled to say it did the job! I have smooth scrolling in Firefox with a reasonable 15-20% CPU, half of before. Amazingly,...
Posted by mactropolis, on Aug 6, 2007 at 04:25 PM, in Applications
Thanks! Will investigate the Smoothwheel... 689 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks!
Will investigate the Smoothwheel extension when I return home. But does it make the smooth scrolling less visually appealing (ie. less FPS == more jerky, etc) ?
Posted by mactropolis, on Aug 2, 2007 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
Firefox "Smooth Scrolling" Extremely CPU Demanding (On Core 2 Duo...) 689 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All,
I am a longtime Firefox on PC user and recently got a new Mac with a pretty spiffy Core 2 Duo processor. I am totally impressed with the speed of the machine, except Firefox scrolling...
Posted by mactropolis, on Aug 2, 2007 at 04:36 AM, in Applications
No need to convert. XviD & almost any codec... 1,069 Views / 18 Replies  
No need to convert.
XviD & almost any codec playable by a regular Mac will now work on TV.
News at 11 (http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page).
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 25, 2007 at 03:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Haven't researched much about the X3000, tho we... 2,258 Views / 29 Replies  
Haven't researched much about the X3000, tho we can imagine it would indeed smoke the GMA950.

Questions is, how is it by 2007 Graphics Cards standards? How weak?
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 23, 2007 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What the heck, delete them both! Time to... 1,495 Views / 16 Replies  
What the heck, delete them both!
Time to release iLife for EFI & OpenFirmware -- no OS needed.
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 23, 2007 at 12:58 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm for the Anything-but-GMA crowd as well... Tho... 2,258 Views / 29 Replies  
I'm for the Anything-but-GMA crowd as well... Tho its unlikely, if they did feature an AMD gig at least we'd get a semi-real ATi GPU....ßßß
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 23, 2007 at 12:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm a potential GMA950 buyer and have been... 27,226 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm a potential GMA950 buyer and have been following this thread keenly to see if the GMA would be sufficient for what I need. Since i'm not a big fan of 3D games at all, i figured i'd save the buck...
Posted by mactropolis, on Dec 23, 2006 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ditto Rosie Rocks!! Hot stuff..... 27,226 Views / 55 Replies  
Ditto
Rosie Rocks!!
Hot stuff.....
Posted by mactropolis, on Dec 10, 2006 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
As you mentioned it in the first post, I also... 6,242 Views / 43 Replies  
As you mentioned it in the first post, I also have that weird Sleep wakeup issue where the first time you wake it from sleep you get a black screen with just a spinning busy cursor and no screen...
Posted by mactropolis, on Nov 16, 2006 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Was a "Yes it is. But please seek the iMac forum... 2,050 Views / 21 Replies  
Was a "Yes it is. But please seek the iMac forum for further discussion. Thanks" that impossible to say!?
Guess so.....
Posted by mactropolis, on Nov 2, 2006 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I've noticed at least 1 visible new feature... 1,283 Views / 13 Replies  
Well I've noticed at least 1 visible new feature of iTunes 7.0.2:

In the Window menu, we now have back official keyboard shortcuts to activate the iTunes (Cmd+Opt+1) and Equalizer(Cmd+Opt+2)...
Posted by mactropolis, on Nov 2, 2006 at 10:46 AM, in Applications
Off Topic, but on the issue of CPU upgrades, is... 2,050 Views / 21 Replies  
Off Topic, but on the issue of CPU upgrades, is the Intel iMac CPU upgradable like the Intel Mini's? It makes sense that the MacBook & MBP aren't CPU upgradable for space reasons. Yet the Mini and...
Posted by mactropolis, on Nov 2, 2006 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iMac G3 Power Failure 454 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,
I have an old Summer 2000 iMac DV SE running Tiger. Recently when I powered up the machine I saw the display flicker a bit then went dead. I also began to smell something burning from the rear...
Posted by mactropolis, on Aug 31, 2006 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeh strange....You me be right. I just added some... 4,066 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeh strange....You me be right. I just added some MP3's I got from the 'net which were pre-encoded ID3 2.2 and it recognized them. Yet others I get from 'net also were un-recognized. More...
Posted by mactropolis, on Apr 30, 2006 at 12:27 AM, in Applications
So its impossible to change it using some... 4,066 Views / 3 Replies  
So its impossible to change it using some defaults com.apple.iTunes.* trick or otherwise??
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 8, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in Applications
iTunes: Change Default ID3 Tag Format? 4,066 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,
I recently got one of those USB Flash drive+MP3 Player combos after my last USB Flash drive suddenly stopped working. However, for some bizarre reason the device only reads ID3 tag information...
Posted by mactropolis, on Mar 5, 2006 at 03:17 AM, in Applications
Update: STILL pulling out my hair trying to get... 1,312 Views / 3 Replies  
Update:
STILL pulling out my hair trying to get this issue resolved. I can't seem to let it rest....
Anyway, I tried deleting/renaming even more and more PLIST prefs and it continued not to work....
Posted by mactropolis, on Feb 3, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in Mac OS X
That was the first thing I did actually. in... 1,312 Views / 3 Replies  
That was the first thing I did actually. in ~/LIb/Spelling/ their was just one 4K textfile named "en" with a few words I added to the dictionary over the months, but thas it. Still refuses to work.
...
Posted by mactropolis, on Feb 3, 2006 at 03:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Bizarre Problem with AppleSpell.service 1,312 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,
I am having a problem wish my OS X install. After extensive tests, I found out the problem is with the background system spellcheck service: AppleSpell.service. What happens is when I try to use...
Posted by mactropolis, on Feb 3, 2006 at 02:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, glad it worked. Its not that uncommon... 648 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, glad it worked.

Its not that uncommon for little irregularities to pop up occasionally in HFS+ file systems. However, if this is a re-occuring thing, maybe you mite not want to put anything...
Posted by mactropolis, on Feb 1, 2006 at 12:29 AM, in Mac OS X
no. when you use pdisk to merge the two... 466 Views / 7 Replies  
no. when you use pdisk to merge the two partitions you then reboot and OS X will say it found an unrecognized partition and wil lask you to format it. When Disk Utility pops up and your format it, it...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 30, 2006 at 06:43 AM, in Mac OS X
somethings wrong with your internal HD causing... 648 Views / 3 Replies  
somethings wrong with your internal HD causing Finder to be unable to read from your source files or write to it the external. Run Disk Utility or any other repair utils u have.
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 30, 2006 at 06:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Fully agree with Macanoid. I anticipate trying... 2,035 Views / 39 Replies  
Fully agree with Macanoid. I anticipate trying FileRun when its released next month. Looks like an interesting concept for file management.
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 30, 2006 at 06:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Good to hear that Darwin for Intel likely wont... 602 Views / 4 Replies  
Good to hear that Darwin for Intel likely wont quietly dissappear in the midnight breeze.....

But any idea when Darwin 8.4 for Intel might see the light of day? The Intel Mac's are allready...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 23, 2006 at 05:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Did that do the trick? 423 Views / 3 Replies  
Did that do the trick?
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 23, 2006 at 02:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Posting New Forum Threads with Safari Error 336 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,
I have been experiencing a problem posting new threads here on MacNN Forums using the Safari browser. After fulling in a thread tittle and message and pressing "Preview Post" to confirm my...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 23, 2006 at 02:26 AM, in Applications
Future of Darwin 602 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,
With the final release of Mac OS X 10.4.4 officially for Intel, I was curious what Apple would do with the open-source foundation of the operating system, named Darwin. On the official Darwin...
Posted by mactropolis, on Jan 23, 2006 at 02:12 AM, in Mac OS X
So the Canon A520 is that much better than the... 471 Views / 4 Replies  
So the Canon A520 is that much better than the Fujifilm A345? I was checking out the Fujifilm FinePix A345 and it does meet all the requirements since it supports A/V output to TV. Plus 4.1 MP and...
Posted by mactropolis, on Dec 9, 2005 at 08:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just as I was getting comfortable with the Canon... 471 Views / 4 Replies  
Just as I was getting comfortable with the Canon PowerShot A410, it looks like my preference is set to change again. The reason i am looking for a camera is to replace a Canon PowerShot A400 I used...
Posted by mactropolis, on Dec 8, 2005 at 11:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
$100-$150 Digital Camera (Kodak, HP, Canon) 471 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,
I am a complete novice when it comes to digital cameras and in the market to urgently purchase one in the next few days and need some advise. However, I am limited to physical brick-n-mortar...
Posted by mactropolis, on Dec 8, 2005 at 02:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
$100-$150 Digital Camera (Kodak vs HP) 398 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,
I am a complete novice when it comes to digital cameras and in the market to urgently purchase one in the next few days and need some advise. However, I am limited to physical brick-n-mortar...
Posted by mactropolis, on Dec 7, 2005 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like that Phillips was exactly what u... 495 Views / 3 Replies  
Sounds like that Phillips was exactly what u wanted. Never listen to those AV Store clerks push a DVD player down your throat again....
Posted by mactropolis, on Nov 6, 2005 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whatever happened with your problem?? More... 1,433 Views / 43 Replies  
Whatever happened with your problem??

More importantly, what did running 'mount' from Terminal report that corisponded to /dev/disk2??
Posted by mactropolis, on Oct 1, 2005 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You have no worries as according to that webpage,... 1,086 Views / 15 Replies  
You have no worries as according to that webpage, your drive allready supports DVD-R DL.

Any idea on when Apple will add -R DL to OS X though? Will we get it in a 10.4.x Update or not until 10.5?
Posted by mactropolis, on Sep 19, 2005 at 03:28 AM, in Mac OS X
What turned out to be the cause of that problem... 462 Views / 2 Replies  
What turned out to be the cause of that problem leperkuhn?
Posted by mactropolis, on Sep 19, 2005 at 01:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, I just saw from Pioneer that a good bit of... 1,086 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, I just saw from Pioneer that a good bit of their DVD Burners do allready support -R DL. Its only a matter of time now until Apple standardizes on one of these drives and adds -R DL...
Posted by mactropolis, on Sep 18, 2005 at 11:52 PM, in Mac OS X
I wanted to perform a DVD-R DL burn to conduct a... 1,086 Views / 15 Replies  
I wanted to perform a DVD-R DL burn to conduct a series of test for an comparitive piece I was working on. I have a drive that supports -R DL (the LiteON) and also purchashed some (yes expensive) -R...
Posted by mactropolis, on Sep 16, 2005 at 01:28 AM, in Mac OS X
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