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Thanks, that worked! Well, partially... ... 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks, that worked! Well, partially...

After it finished installing and then booted up fine on the external drive, I then tried to put in the Applications DVD to install the iLife stuff. When I...
Posted by kennedy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 08:41 AM, in macOS
Yes (my newer MBP boots up on it fine). Yes (I... 1,283 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes (my newer MBP boots up on it fine).
Yes (I tried both the Mac OS X Install DVD and a Diskwarrior DVD),
No firmware updates.

Sigh... I guess I need to take a drive to a genius bar (pardon the...
Posted by kennedy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 08:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't get my MacBook Pro to boot off optical drive 1,283 Views / 4 Replies  
Whenever I try to boot my MacBook Pro off of optical disk, it freezes.
If I try to startup while holding down C, then it freezes when the screen is light gray.
If I try to startup while holding...
Posted by kennedy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm... so, if I swap the drive into a newer... 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
Hmmm... so, if I swap the drive into a newer latest gen MacBook Pro, use its install disks to wipe it clean and install, and then swap that drive back into an generation older MacBook Pro, will it...
Posted by kennedy, on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM, in macOS
Order physical discs? How old-fashioned! (And... 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
Order physical discs? How old-fashioned! (And slow.)
Sometimes Apple lags behind Microsoft (where everything is available for download).

However, I haven't found that option either at Apple...
Posted by kennedy, on Jun 14, 2012 at 09:43 AM, in macOS
Can i download the install dvd that came with my MacBook Pro? 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
I want to wipe one of my MacBook Pros clean... unfortunately, it seems I have kept the install DVDs for all but that one. (And of course, the install DVD's for my other MacBook Pros don't work on...
Posted by kennedy, on Jun 14, 2012 at 04:19 AM, in macOS
The mouse is a Logitech MX500 multi-button mouse.... 644 Views / 2 Replies  
The mouse is a Logitech MX500 multi-button mouse. It does have a driver... and it is at least 5 years old.
I'll try swapping it with another one and see what happens. Thanks... mouse dying had not...
Posted by kennedy, on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:22 PM, in macOS
Losing connection to mouse? 644 Views / 2 Replies  
Two days ago, I started having two intermittent problems that are probably related (given the timing):

(1) my MBP stops talking to my Logitech mouse... I can still move the mouse cursor via the...
Posted by kennedy, on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM, in macOS
Activity Monitor with logging? 626 Views / 2 Replies  
For diagnosing intermittent problems, is there any Activity Monitor variant with logging such that you can scroll back in time and see what spiked when XXX happened?

(e.g., my mouse stops moving...
Posted by kennedy, on Jan 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM, in macOS
Thanks, Cmd-F1 was the trick I needed to know! 889 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks, Cmd-F1 was the trick I needed to know!
Posted by kennedy, on Dec 25, 2011 at 01:27 AM, in macOS
I am aware of the whole PRAM reset option... but... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
I am aware of the whole PRAM reset option... but that won't fly well in a meeting with your audience waiting for you to begin... I am hoping to find a better alternative... like some keystroke or...
Posted by kennedy, on Dec 21, 2011 at 05:59 PM, in macOS
Sorry... (0) Mac is on and happy (1) ... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry...

(0) Mac is on and happy
(1) Connect Mac to Projector... it projects mac screen, not mirroring... menubar is on projector...
... however, the resolution is 1024x768 or similar...
Posted by kennedy, on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:00 AM, in macOS
A Video Mirroring toggle would be great! But... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
A Video Mirroring toggle would be great! But Command-F7 doesn't do it on my machine.

I have seen it ask to confirm... but rarely. Most often, no confirmation request.
Definitely wish there was...
Posted by kennedy, on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:52 PM, in macOS
Surely Apple has a better answer (blank display prob)... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
When you attach a new monitor or projector, sometimes it starts with a low resolution that looks dumb.
No problem, just hit the Display menu in the menubar and it'll show you the resolutions...
Posted by kennedy, on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:34 PM, in macOS
Which screen do windows end up on? Hardware dependent?! 524 Views / 1 Replies  
At both work and home I have an external monitor... when I plug it in to my MacBook Pro, some windows stay on the laptop's screen, some appear on the external. Which screen a particular window...
Posted by kennedy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 01:57 PM, in macOS
As shipped, I had 4GB of RAM and an Apple... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
As shipped, I had 4GB of RAM and an Apple (Seagate) HDD. I was experiencing the hangs and they took a really long time.

As modified, I now have 8GB of RAM and a Crucial SSD. The hangs take half...
Posted by kennedy, on May 27, 2011 at 01:17 PM, in macOS
Okay, last night I removed Flash completely and... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
Okay, last night I removed Flash completely and rebooted the machine.
I got several long delays during the boot up... before any apps were running.
And during the day today I have experienced...
Posted by kennedy, on May 26, 2011 at 04:32 PM, in macOS
So, I've been using Firefox instead of Safari... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
So, I've been using Firefox instead of Safari and... I still occasionally get hangs of the whole machine! But nothing appears in the system log now. So, perhaps Safari is NOT causing the hangs, it...
Posted by kennedy, on May 23, 2011 at 06:43 PM, in macOS
P.S. Even with Safari as the culprit, I still... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
P.S. Even with Safari as the culprit, I still don't understand what they changed about Snow Leopard such that it allows Safari to hang the entire OS. With all past versions of OS X, if a single app...
Posted by kennedy, on May 22, 2011 at 10:27 AM, in macOS
I'm thinking its not Top Sites... its just that... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
I'm thinking its not Top Sites... its just that Top Sites causes a lot more instances of Safari loading a page. The problem is just Safari.

So, I've changed my default browser to FireFox (nice...
Posted by kennedy, on May 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM, in macOS
No, hadn't seen that before... but that looks... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
No, hadn't seen that before... but that looks like a great thing, whether or not that solves this hang problem.
Posted by kennedy, on May 20, 2011 at 03:12 AM, in macOS
Since the system.log was showing Safari hangs, I... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
Since the system.log was showing Safari hangs, I decided to leave Spotlight alone and just try disabling Top Sites. I didn't see a way to disable it per se... so, I just made sure it wasn't my...
Posted by kennedy, on May 20, 2011 at 03:12 AM, in macOS
Thanks for the pointer to that thread... amazing... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
Thanks for the pointer to that thread... amazing that Snow Leopard has had this issue since 2009 and its still a problem today! That definitely shakes my confidence in Apple quality that they can't...
Posted by kennedy, on May 18, 2011 at 11:32 PM, in macOS
Just had a short hang (15s) followed very quickly... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
Just had a short hang (15s) followed very quickly (30s) by another short hang (20s)... the system.log shows:

May 18 15:26:26 BMK Safari[3639]: Periodic CFURLCache Insert stats (iters: 360) - Tx...
Posted by kennedy, on May 18, 2011 at 04:42 PM, in macOS
I don't think it is either HDD or memory...... 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
I don't think it is either HDD or memory... because I was having the problem when I first got the machine... the next day I swapped the memory from 4GB to 8GB and swapped the HDD for an SSD, but that...
Posted by kennedy, on May 18, 2011 at 03:09 PM, in macOS
Parallels should not be the issue... if it is,... 1,497 Views / 18 Replies  
Parallels should not be the issue... if it is, try VMware.
Its possible that Windows is the issue, but you'd see that with more activity in the Activity Monitor than you're showing. 85% idle is...
Posted by kennedy, on May 17, 2011 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
30-45s delays with Snow Leopard? 2,596 Views / 29 Replies  
Its always been common for a single app to give a spinning color wheel for a while... but I could always switch to another app and it would be responsive like normal.

Since I upgraded to Snow...
Posted by kennedy, on May 17, 2011 at 04:45 PM, in macOS
It never asked if I want to use the old backup. ... 1,685 Views / 3 Replies  
It never asked if I want to use the old backup.
I never got that question. When I manually told it to backup, it just started with a brand new folder, ignoring the old folder. Bad Mac OS X!

I...
Posted by kennedy, on May 15, 2011 at 03:44 PM, in macOS
How to get new Snow Leopard machine to use the old Time Machine? 1,685 Views / 3 Replies  
Ugh! So, I got a new MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard... I let Migration Assistant suck over my accounts and data from my old MacBook Pro running Leopard... seemed to work great... UNTIL I tried to...
Posted by kennedy, on May 15, 2011 at 02:33 PM, in macOS
Can't use my HP Officejet 6110 with Leopard?!? (aka Don't buy HP products?) 667 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a couple HP Officejet 6110 printers that I've been using happily for years... have been connected to an old Mac running 10.4.

I wanted to move one to my daughter's mac running 10.5. It...
Posted by kennedy, on Aug 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Uhhh... never mind... I guess Parental Controls... 5,748 Views / 2 Replies  
Uhhh... never mind... I guess Parental Controls thinks that "block porn" is the same as "block https"... allowing porn seems to have fixed the problem.

(if a moderator wants to delete this thread,...
Posted by kennedy, on May 16, 2010 at 12:17 PM, in Applications
Safari's error message may give a better clue: ... 5,748 Views / 2 Replies  
Safari's error message may give a better clue:

... because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server "login.facebook.com".

Did Parental Controls shut off all access to all secure...
Posted by kennedy, on May 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM, in Applications
The connection was interrupted 5,748 Views / 2 Replies  
(solved my own problem... if a moderator would like to delete this thread, go right ahead)

I have PowerBook running the latest Mac OS X 10.4 software with the latest 3.6.3 Firefox.
From the admin...
Posted by kennedy, on May 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM, in Applications
Sooo, does the silence imply that if you lose... 829 Views / 2 Replies  
Sooo, does the silence imply that if you lose that 25-cent piece of plastic that you basically have to spend $50 to replace it?! Surely there's another option!

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
Posted by kennedy, on Apr 10, 2010 at 06:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cheap replacement for loose end of MagSafe Airline Adapter? 829 Views / 2 Replies  
On my last trip, the loose adapter end of my MagSafe Airline Adapter vanished. (I'm guessing it must have fell off while in the seat back pocket on a plane with no power ports.)

Anyway, I really...
Posted by kennedy, on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I originally posted this in the Apps forum... 1,676 Views / 8 Replies  
I originally posted this in the Apps forum because it seems more like apps not handling slow connections properly (and timing out) rather than inherent network problems. I connect... I can ping... I...
Posted by kennedy, on Feb 21, 2010 at 11:54 AM, in Applications
What about hotels, like this one, that have no... 1,676 Views / 8 Replies  
What about hotels, like this one, that have no wired connections... just wireless?

Any suggestions on why the MacBook is doing great while my MBP is doing horrible???
Posted by kennedy, on Feb 20, 2010 at 02:52 PM, in Applications
iChat timing out; Mail failing to send; weak reception OR incompatible routers 1,676 Views / 8 Replies  
At a hotel, whenever I am connected on any of the wireless routers in the rooms or in the public areas, iChat will often give me the following error message (twice) when I type in a message:

"An...
Posted by kennedy, on Feb 18, 2010 at 07:02 PM, in Applications
I use Apple Mail. Because: = it is... 2,067 Views / 39 Replies  
I use Apple Mail. Because:
= it is file-based...
= + it handles HUGE numbers of emails without getting slow... I have hundreds of thousands of email messages collected over the years
= +...
Posted by kennedy, on Nov 28, 2009 at 10:25 AM, in Applications
Poll: I use Safari because one of the big things I do... 2,809 Views / 57 Replies  
I use Safari because one of the big things I do on the internet is research information on some topic... and all that info I capture by emailing it to myself... and then organize into a hierarchy of...
Posted by kennedy, on Nov 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM, in Applications
Disk failed... and Time Machine let me down... 807 Views / 7 Replies  
So, my MacBook's disk turned into a brick. Fortunately, I have a Time Machine for it.
So, I pulled it and dropped in a new disk, reinstalled Leopard, and when it asked where I wanted to transfer my...
Posted by kennedy, on Nov 28, 2009 at 04:46 AM, in Applications
Play a DVD slowly 503 Views / 1 Replies  
I have some videos of old technical presentations that we transferred onto 3 DVDs.
Now, for allowing us to text search for specific content, I am having them transcribed.
Is there any way to get...
Posted by kennedy, on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM, in Applications
Thanks Art / tooki... I'd have never dreamt that... 4,713 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks Art / tooki... I'd have never dreamt that the erase option would have been the problem.
Worked perfectly.
Posted by kennedy, on Oct 8, 2009 at 10:49 PM, in macOS
Can Disk Utility copy from a larger disk to a smaller? 4,713 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a MacBook with a 160GB drive, of which I am using 84GB.
I want to swap that out for a 128GB SS drive for the higher speed, since I don't need the space.
I went to do what I always do... Disk...
Posted by kennedy, on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:17 PM, in macOS
Sorry, never mind... I just needed to wait about... 1,711 Views / 5 Replies  
Sorry, never mind... I just needed to wait about 5 minutes and it finally showed up as a disk. The installer just didn't wait long enough.

Mods, you can delete this thread if you like.
Posted by kennedy, on Sep 6, 2009 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
My Mac Mini doesn't show up in target disk mode 1,711 Views / 5 Replies  
My Mac Mini booted fine into Target Disk mode... well, the Firewire symbol shows up on the screen like normal... but when I connect it to my other Macs (via Firewire cable, of course), they never see...
Posted by kennedy, on Sep 6, 2009 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Check out MacMall.com... usually you can get a... 1,422 Views / 17 Replies  
Check out MacMall.com... usually you can get a comparable deal from them or even better... and no sales tax makes it a clear win.
Posted by kennedy, on Sep 5, 2009 at 09:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Problem seems to be solved by turning off Safe... 3,111 Views / 9 Replies  
Problem seems to be solved by turning off Safe Sleep mode!! And no more 15s delay while the stupid thing goes to sleep when I have lots of apps running in memory!

Thinking about it, I've had my...
Posted by kennedy, on Sep 5, 2009 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is it still a valid thing to turn off Safe Sleep... 3,111 Views / 9 Replies  
Is it still a valid thing to turn off Safe Sleep when having issues waking your Mac?
Given my battery is not replaceable, it would seem the value of Safe Sleep is diminished.
...
Posted by kennedy, on Sep 2, 2009 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably. But it is not an option to ship off or... 3,111 Views / 9 Replies  
Probably. But it is not an option to ship off or keep my machine! Given it is less than 30 days old, any chance they'll just give me a new one and let me swap drives?
Posted by kennedy, on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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