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Sep
24
comment MacBook Pro: Should I put my battery out?
Not MacBook-specific: "Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?" at superuser.com/questions/12838/… and "Is it better to use laptop on battery or on AC power?" at superuser.com/questions/12358/… Some performance benchmarks with and without the battery installed at tomshardware.com/news/…
Sep
24
revised MacBook Pro: Should I put my battery out?
Link to Safe Sleep video
Sep
24
answered MacBook Pro: Should I put my battery out?
Sep
23
revised Contact information on Mac unlock panel
Test results for 10.6. No cigar.
Sep
23
comment Computer is really slow
Defrag every day? If that would be true, then why would people still be using Windows?
Sep
23
comment Utility to flip all pages in a PDF
As a side note: such printer drivers won't create clickable indexes and links. Whenever you can save as PDF from an application directly, that's probably preferred.
Sep
23
comment Where does Outlook Express keep a mark of emails downloaded using POP3 protocol?
And as OE uses big files (with the horrible 2GB limit, and its need for compression after deleting messages) to store all this info, I doubt one can manually change that information.
Sep
23
comment How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?
To disable Google Suggest see googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/08/…
Sep
23
revised Contact information on Mac unlock panel
Notes on 10.6
Sep
23
answered Contact information on Mac unlock panel
Sep
23
comment Contact information on Mac unlock panel
Just for the search engines: in 10.6 "To access this computer, you need to enter your password."; in 10.5 "You must authenticate to unlock the screen. Mac OS X requires that you type your password." (So, @Doug, it might actually matter if you're on 10.5 or 10.6.)
Sep
23
answered Reroute all requests through port 80 and other possible ports to authenticated proxy?
Sep
23
comment Annoying trackpad freeze on MacBook
@Nippysaurus, you tried it once and it made the problem worse, and then you advised someone to try the same...? ;-)
Sep
23
comment Thunderbird: moving email from local Junk folder to IMAP folder yields “Message contains invalid header”
Monday, Tuesday, ... Wednesday ;-)
Sep
23
comment Computer is really slow
As apparently Photoshop no longer runs fine either: I assume these are local videos that run slow, to rule out any incidental connection problems aside your slow computer? And right-clicking "This Computer", or something like Windows-SysReq or Windows-Pause shows some "About this Computer" screen. I think that shows the processor speed as well. I wonder if that would show a lower figure if the CPU is actually running on a lower speed for whatever reason?
Sep
23
comment Computer is really slow
@Ivo, you could very well be right, but I never saw a faulty GPU slow down things. Sure, the screen might look weird or blank out altogether. But to slow things down, I'd expect some broken communications from CPU to GPU, and even then: would that slow down the computer?
Sep
23
answered How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?
Sep
23
comment How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?
I wonder what else will stop working when stopping JavaScript. There's a lot of sites out there that depend on jQuery and the like to layout the content, or on Ajax to dynamically load data.
Sep
22
comment Mac OS X Terminal.app: How to select pathnames?
For those who read as badly as I do: it's not just an additional Shift, but also Command rather than Option...
Sep
22
comment Switch between windows on Mac OS X?
Just in case you never saw it: see also support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 and apple.com/support/switch101