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The built-in options are substantial, though they... 45 Views / 2 Replies  
The built-in options are substantial, though they vary by macOS version. shift-command-5 for the screenshop app, where you can control what the keyboard shortcuts do.

In macOS, click on Help menu,...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 02:53 PM, in Applications
To have a broad range of data? Using this... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
To have a broad range of data? Using this reasoning, we should compare the US to only the closest analogue. Ignoring all the other countries. Good science studies everything.

I'm fine with...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't remember the "closest" part. I thought... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
I don't remember the "closest" part. I thought Oreo's been arguing S. Korea is a valid comparison, with focus on policy choices. Numerous news stories have mentioned the USA and SK got their first...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What I'm interested in is the US states that... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
What I'm interested in is the US states that reopened everything right away vs the cautious states. I was expecting spikes in the case rankings from the wide-open states.

Turns out it's more...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 03:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
pmset is an OSX Terminal command. But the... 693 Views / 6 Replies  
pmset is an OSX Terminal command. But the settings it modifies might carry over to OS 9. For more info, Terminal -> man pmset

You could try stopping at OS 9.1 or try Mac OS 9 Lives! downloads...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
So you're at risk if you take a TV out of the... 43,366 Views / 307 Replies  
So you're at risk if you take a TV out of the store. And you're at risk if you bring a TV back into the store. Obviously the problem is local brick-and-mortar stores. Screw local employment, order...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 10:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We may be on the verge of swearing in President... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
We may be on the verge of swearing in President Pence. Trump is taking (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/19/hydroxychloroquine-trump-and-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know) hydroxychloroquine...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Upon rechecking your model info, it was released... 327 Views / 10 Replies  
Upon rechecking your model info, it was released with Sierra 10.12.4. The logic board came out in 2015 with Yosemite 10.10.2

Apparently you can indeed install Sierra, or anything from 10.10.2...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in macOS
I complain frequently about Apple's removal of... 327 Views / 10 Replies  
I complain frequently about Apple's removal of upgrade options. And I'm not happy about how they're locking down the OS either. Like making it mandatory to sign graphics drivers, then refusing to...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 04:43 PM, in macOS
Apple has been eliminating internal expansion... 327 Views / 10 Replies  
Apple has been eliminating internal expansion options, or I'd have suggested an upgrade. If you post your exact MBA model, I can check if the SSD is a separate module, or soldered in place. But I'm...
Posted by reader50, on May 18, 2020 at 03:37 PM, in macOS
VNC is a remote-desktop service. You don't need... 315 Views / 12 Replies  
VNC is a remote-desktop service. You don't need this - if you downloaded something VNC-related, trash it.

VLC (https://www.videolan.org/) is an open-source video player. Famous for playing just...
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2020 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Too bad this problem never happens with bank... 161 Views / 2 Replies  
Too bad this problem never happens with bank transfers.
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2020 at 06:54 PM, in iOS Apps
Is it too late to return/trade your laptop for... 327 Views / 10 Replies  
Is it too late to return/trade your laptop for one with bigger storage?
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2020 at 02:46 PM, in macOS
Mattben7, are you serious? Your Samsung 32"... 491 Views / 5 Replies  
Mattben7, are you serious? Your Samsung 32" starts at $600, beyond his budget. The other three are 1920x1080, inadequate for good photo work today. Much less the OP's mature video production. Your...
Posted by reader50, on May 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In general, new Macs only support the OS at the... 327 Views / 10 Replies  
In general, new Macs only support the OS at the time they were released, plus later versions.

However, it's not an absolute rule. If the new Mac is just a spec bump (logic board unchanged) then it...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2020 at 04:22 PM, in macOS
In your business, color accuracy is critical.... 491 Views / 5 Replies  
In your business, color accuracy is critical. Skin tones have to be exactly right. Discerning viewers insist on it during close-ups of the action. You should consider upping your monitor budget -...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2020 at 01:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm getting shaggy too. But barbers are not open... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
I'm getting shaggy too. But barbers are not open in CA yet, and I've been thinking about the practicalities. They'll have to at least move the mask retaining straps to do a good job. Or ask you to...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2020 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You're losing space to the journal or something.... 447 Views / 3 Replies  
You're losing space to the journal or something. Result size is a constant ~128MB smaller than requested size. Simplest solution is to bump your requests by 128 MB, or 144 MB to add some safety...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2020 at 12:49 PM, in macOS
When you return next week to edit a spam link... 645 Views / 6 Replies  
When you return next week to edit a spam link into your post, we will be waiting for you.
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2020 at 01:16 AM, in macOS
Having never bought a Microsoft product, I don't... 538 Views / 7 Replies  
Having never bought a Microsoft product, I don't have your answer.

But I do suggest you download the open-source LibreOffice (https://www.libreoffice.org/) in the meantime. It may not be a perfect...
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2020 at 09:14 PM, in Applications
I agree, PS4 is a great game. 418 Views / 12 Replies  
I agree, PS4 is a great game.
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2020 at 11:50 AM, in Gaming
Beware that if your current MBA model was... 327 Views / 10 Replies  
Beware that if your current MBA model was released after High Sierra came out, Sierra may not install. If you've managed to boot Sierra on your new MBA already, then never mind.

If you have Sierra...
Posted by reader50, on May 12, 2020 at 06:00 PM, in macOS
We can all rest easy about COVID-19. Trump has... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
We can all rest easy about COVID-19. Trump has declared victory...
Posted by reader50, on May 11, 2020 at 08:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Expiration date applies to sale eligibility.... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
Expiration date applies to sale eligibility. There's a built-in safety margin for consumer use, probably at least a week assuming refrigeration.
Posted by reader50, on May 11, 2020 at 04:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm still on Mojave, which makes it hard to offer... 516 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm still on Mojave, which makes it hard to offer Catalina-specific advice.
#5 Mojave also splits out VM to a separate partition.
#1 is probably the System partition for Catalina.

What bothers...
Posted by reader50, on May 11, 2020 at 03:21 PM, in macOS
He still moved at the end, so he didn't break the... 102,648 Views / 546 Replies  
He still moved at the end, so he didn't break the neck. But I'd want X-rays. He bent a steel tube that easily handled his full weight.
Posted by reader50, on May 10, 2020 at 11:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Frank's is good stuff. I'm mostly doing Cholula... 2,049 Views / 114 Replies  
Frank's is good stuff. I'm mostly doing Cholula and Tapatío today, but when those get old, I'll certainly do some Frank's Red Hot again.
Posted by reader50, on May 9, 2020 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are days when I wish Trump would get it. It... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
There are days when I wish Trump would get it. It would make him take it seriously while in the hospital. But realistically, I see few outcomes:

1) Trump recovers. Most do. After, he's even more...
Posted by reader50, on May 9, 2020 at 12:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
On a low-profile USB flash drive, I was thinking... 516 Views / 13 Replies  
On a low-profile USB flash drive, I was thinking of something like this (https://www.newegg.com/samsung-model-muf-256ab-am-256gb/p/N82E16820147719). One that sticks out so little it could be left...
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2020 at 03:20 PM, in macOS
Trump has consistently understated and... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
Trump has consistently understated and under-responded to COVID-19. His administration also killed...
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2020 at 02:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Still using my Logitech MX518. They got it right... 466 Views / 6 Replies  
Still using my Logitech MX518. They got it right - why mess with perfection. Well OK, it's not wireless. Fine for my desktop, but less convenient for notebook users.

I don't have an actual...
Posted by reader50, on May 6, 2020 at 11:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Fox did. Then they sat on the Firefly name, so it... 14,270 Views / 100 Replies  
Fox did. Then they sat on the Firefly name, so it couldn't be used in the movie or comics. Then they did it to Whedon all over again on Dollhouse. Then cancelled Lucifer. It's kind of amazing Fox is...
Posted by reader50, on May 6, 2020 at 11:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
yes. note who edited the post last. :) 881 Views / 15 Replies  
yes. note who edited the post last. :)
Posted by reader50, on May 5, 2020 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
2nd port on modem will try to pull a 2nd IP... 1,301 Views / 13 Replies  
2nd port on modem will try to pull a 2nd IP address.

Log into the modem and check corrected/uncorrected totals. See if they've gone up rapidly on one or more channels. Logs can show if the modem...
Posted by reader50, on May 5, 2020 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It sounds like you didn't get a MBA with enough... 516 Views / 13 Replies  
It sounds like you didn't get a MBA with enough storage for your needs. Rather than tidying, you might do better to get a low-profile USB flash drive. Move extra files over to it, and leave it...
Posted by reader50, on May 5, 2020 at 03:46 AM, in macOS
Wisdom from watching way too many Russian car... 294,186 Views / 1,173 Replies  
Wisdom from watching way too many Russian car crash videos:

If you are ever in an accident, remember to turn on your windshield wipers. It's traditional.
Posted by reader50, on May 4, 2020 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Log into gmail website. Click your round... 559 Views / 7 Replies  
Log into gmail website.
Click your round profile icon on upper right (might be a colored dot with "t" in it)
-> choose "manage your google account"

On the settings page that comes up, click...
Posted by reader50, on May 4, 2020 at 11:20 AM, in Applications
If it's a raise for the whole cast, good for him.... 1,241 Views / 26 Replies  
If it's a raise for the whole cast, good for him. If it's just good for him, then that's less good.
Posted by reader50, on May 4, 2020 at 12:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Try playing some other files. If smaller... 636 Views / 5 Replies  
Try playing some other files.

If smaller .mkv file works, it might be a wifi bandwidth issue. Not enough capacity for the video stream.
if same-size .mov file works, it's Apple being stupid about...
Posted by reader50, on May 2, 2020 at 04:14 PM, in iOS Apps
More than once, I've seen people remove glass... 853 Views / 33 Replies  
More than once, I've seen people remove glass doors for a simple shower curtain. It makes the bathroom more open (more contiguous space). You don't have square yards of glass to clean (on both sides)...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 30, 2020 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think gmail has an option to accept untrusted... 559 Views / 7 Replies  
I think gmail has an option to accept untrusted devices. If you log into the webmail interface, you can find the control. Don't remember exactly where it it - it's been awhile. Probably in a security...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2020 at 03:37 PM, in Applications
I like the ending too. The traditional heaven... 14,270 Views / 100 Replies  
I like the ending too.
The traditional heaven of eternal bliss remains available to anyone who desires it. Forever if they wish. The choice would always be theirs. This was a victory for free will,...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2020 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
ClamXAV (https://www.clamxav.com/) - current v3... 537 Views / 2 Replies  
ClamXAV (https://www.clamxav.com/) - current v3 supports 10.9 and later according to macupdate, 10.10 and later according to dev site.
ClamXAV v2 still available on their download page, 10.6.8 -...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 28, 2020 at 03:24 PM, in macOS
Have you had the shirt logo translated? I... 1,237 Views / 78 Replies  
Have you had the shirt logo translated?

I know it's trendy to wear foreign-language logos. Reportedly someone visiting China found out his local t-shirt said "I am a stupid American tourist".

A...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 28, 2020 at 03:14 PM, in Gaming
Luci S5 release might be delayed. They've been... 1,241 Views / 26 Replies  
Luci S5 release might be delayed. They've been trying to set up a Season 6, and had nearly all the pieces in place when COVID-19 put everything on the back burner.

Anyway, S5 was probably designed...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 27, 2020 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
andi, while I agree with the others, The Expanse... 14,270 Views / 100 Replies  
andi, while I agree with the others, The Expanse is not a comedy. If you require humor to like a show, it has a low ration. For well-done shows with generous doses of humor, try "The Good Place" or...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 27, 2020 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A ship becoming 100% infected all at once, with... 12,704 Views / 519 Replies  
A ship becoming 100% infected all at once, with inadequate medical facilities (less than a dozen beds, only 2 ICU beds). A nuclear-armed ship*. Filled with ~5K people, with 100K+ close relatives...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2020 at 10:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like it. The back side of the letter is an... 866 Views / 18 Replies  
Looks like it. The back side of the letter is an identical Spanish version.

https://i.imgur.com/ylOh89C.jpg
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2020 at 04:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure about the budget being smaller.... 14,270 Views / 100 Replies  
I'm not sure about the budget being smaller. While it was still at SciFi, their internal nickname for the show was The Expense.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 25, 2020 at 11:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just today, I received a letter from the IRS.... 866 Views / 18 Replies  
Just today, I received a letter from the IRS. Audit? Questions about my return? Turns out it's a congratulatory letter from Pres Trump about my bribe.

Apparently it exists solely so those of us...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 25, 2020 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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