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May
31
comment How to run commands when mac is idle and when it resumes
From Sleepwatcher's help text: -i or --idle execute idlecommand when no user interaction (keyboard, mouse) took place in the period given with the -t option.
May
22
comment What features should I look for in a laptop for virtualization-heavy workloads?
Useful and interesting question with something to learn about processors and configuring for virtualization, applicable to a range of products and manufacturers. Worth keeping. +1
May
17
comment Why does my 20" iMac running Snow Leopard suffer from very slow wireless?
The first thing I'd do is isolate the issue to connectivity vs. something on the iMac itself. Try using a wired ethernet connection to the router, and internet-sharing via ethernet from one of the other WiFi-connected machines.
May
12
comment 2006 inherited iMac privileges issue
Glad it's working now, thanks for the update.
May
11
comment 2006 inherited iMac privileges issue
Have you tried repairing permissions since the install? If software update is failing, have you tried downloading the combo update and installing that?
May
10
comment How to decode hexadecimal to text (ASCII)?
Are you asking about where to find / how to use an ASCII table? Search for text in a binary file? More explanation would help. If it's the former, Google's first hit for ASCII table is: asciitable.com . If the latter, the answers to this SU question may help: superuser.com/questions/124081/… . What do you have and what are you trying to accomplish?
May
4
comment can we use android tablet as an extended monitor
Nice find - but a bare link doesn't offer much help to the reader trying to decide whether to follow it. Your post adds a lot more to the site with a little bit of context included.
May
1
comment Epson Stylus printer won't recognize original cartridge
Will it run a clean cycle now? Did you get any error messages? Was an 'ignore' option offered? I've read discussions of similar situations saying an ignore option was available but you had be quick to accept it.
May
1
comment What is the best way to configure an Ubuntu virtual machine to be shared (not copied!) between PC and Mac?
No, it isn't definitive, but there's some positive evidence already in hand, the experiment is cheap to do, and has a potential reward.
Apr
8
comment How to install deprecated Firefox addon?
@timmkl - It was never there by default. You need to create it and set its value: about:config | [RClick] New | Boolean
Mar
29
comment Is there a faster way to log out and back in on OS X?
I'd try that (passwd) on a throwaway account, first, in case there any strange or missing interactions with OS-X. Otherwise, for debugging, I wouldn't want to introduce any new variables so I'd just use Sys Prefs | Accounts | Change Password button to change the password. Probably not worth it for one-time logout/login, though.
Mar
25
comment Thunderbird Automatically Get (POP) New Mail, Via the OS (Mac OS X)
Oops - you're right. The only POP checker I could find is popmonitor.com/index.html . Might be a little old though.
Mar
25
comment Spontaneous Hotmail registration, please help
I've tried to make your title a bit clearer - I hope I understand what you are asking.
Mar
21
comment Is there a software that can index the contents of the registry for quick lookups?
And as I also said. But your question, in the very first sentence, addresses RegEdit's slow speed, not its technique, and as such, RegScanner addresses that rather well. I'll leave the suggestion up for whomever it might help in the future.
Mar
15
comment What can I do to enhance MacBook Pro internal mic sound quality in iMovie?
I can't say I'm surprised given the constraints on both mic and speakers and the environment they run in. If you're committed to using (some of) the built-ins, have you tried built-in mic / external speakers, and a known good recording with the built-in speakers, to isolate the degradations due to each?
Mar
10
comment Is there a specific test to check why Skype in not working well between two machines?
Except for logins, Skype doesn't go through a server; it's a peer-to-peer protocol: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype_protocol . It's correct that you can't deterministically replicate the route, though.
Feb
27
comment Moving a File While It's In Use — How Does it work?
That would actually be the file-system.
Feb
21
comment Why can I ping, but not browse?
"work with IP Addresses but not names" pretty much points to domain name resolution issues. Probably your DNS provider is down or very slow. Does the browser's status dwell on "Looking up example.com" or something similar, while you're waiting? That's another clue that it's DNS. And I assume ping exhibits the same behavior - works with IP but not with names? If so, next stop is your ISP's service desk, if you're using their DNS, or changing your DNS, or both.
Feb
20
comment Why can I ping, but not browse?
Describe "cannot browse" - what happens or doesn't happen? Any error messages in the browser window or in the status bar? If it stalls on "Looking up example.com", your DNS is failing, either due to a bad network setting on your end, or your DNS provider is down. See if changing to another DNS helps - Google's DNS, 8.8.8.8, or OpenDNS, 208.67.222.222. (They may not be optimum for you if you aren't in the US, but might help you debug this).
Jan
21
comment MacBook Pro TrackPad - Can you reverse the direction of the swipe?
You're welcome - I'm glad that solved it for you. I'd encourage (and request) that you vote best answer for posts that best answer your questions, and (when you have sufficient rep) vote up responses to your or others' questions that you find helpful or enlightening. Rep is what this community runs on, and represents the degree to which members value one anothers' contributions. Your contributions will be welcome, too.