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Forum: Schweb's Lounge Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By chas_m
Might be time for you to explore an RSS reader,...

Might be time for you to explore an RSS reader, or the "reader" view in Safari (magnificent) -- or just start visiting brainer websites (this is why I like Ars Technica over, say, The Verge).
Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By chas_m
I concur entirely with cptkrf -- the Fusion Drive...

I concur entirely with cptkrf -- the Fusion Drive is fast fast fast and huge, and USB3 should be fast enough for nearly all external drive needs (and if not, Thunderbolt will definitely be). Save...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By chas_m
Late 2011 ... you might want to call Apple about...

Late 2011 ... you might want to call Apple about this, or the plaintiffs in this case:

Apple MacBook Pro 2011 class action suit expands, fraud alleged | MacNN...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By chas_m
Challenge me all you want, you're still wrong. ...

Challenge me all you want, you're still wrong.

Example: close safari. Note that Safari is not quit, it's still active. Look in activity monitor. Note that it is still using CPU (miniscule) and RAM...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By chas_m
Take all the fonts you installed out that folder?

Take all the fonts you installed out that folder?
Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By chas_m
You can: 1. (following a complete clone...

You can:

1. (following a complete clone backup, to an external drive) Boot from your clone and erase the hard drive, selecting to erase with zeros for a single pass. This will lock out bad...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By chas_m
1. Boot the laptop. Let all those stupid programs...

1. Boot the laptop. Let all those stupid programs open.
2. Wait until everything's opened. Now right-click (or control-click) on the program's icon in the dock.
3. One of the options (under...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By chas_m
Let's clarify a few things: 1. iCloud is...

Let's clarify a few things:

1. iCloud is great (and about to get better ... see below), but it is a very limited amount of space. By default, you get 5GB of free space. That's TONS if all you want...
Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By chas_m
What is Disk Keeper?

What is Disk Keeper?
Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By chas_m
I disagree with the salesperson only because he...

I disagree with the salesperson only because he was thinking in terms of an average lifespan, 4-5 years, I think. Given what you've said you need, his answer would be accurate for someone who can...
Forum: Switcher Hangout Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By chas_m
I will say that if you're using this machine for...

I will say that if you're using this machine for NLE video editing and audio production, I would *strongly* recommend upgrading the RAM to at least double what you have now, and really you should...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By chas_m
Mail filtering doesn't work like a DOS wildcard...

Mail filtering doesn't work like a DOS wildcard search, but I think the problem you're having is that you might not be using the OR operator (actually referred to as "Any or All") in constructing...
Forum: Switcher Hangout Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 553
Posted By chas_m
The reason is because "free" RAM (as reported by...

The reason is because "free" RAM (as reported by the system) is only part of your available RAM. As innumerable articles on Activity Monitor will tell you, "inactive" RAM is also "free," but Apple...
Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By chas_m
"selling?" You're "selling" a 24 year old...

"selling?"

You're "selling" a 24 year old computer?

How much does the owner expect to get for it?
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By chas_m
Truer words were never spoken. At a guess, I'd...

Truer words were never spoken. At a guess, I'd say that if you took EVERY post that complains about something in Yosemite -- ignoring, for argument's sake, that at least half are actually user...
Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By chas_m
This would indicate that the cable is bad....

This would indicate that the cable is bad. Replace it.
Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By chas_m
Ah, there is a difference. PCI-e based flash --...

Ah, there is a difference. PCI-e based flash -- waaaay faster than conventional flash storage. Roughly speaking, PCIe flash is about 2x the speed of conventional flash (the 2013 unit).
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By chas_m
Nope, the default Finder doesn't do that. You can...

Nope, the default Finder doesn't do that. You can organize by Kind, or Size, but the secondary factor is always going to be alphabetical order.

You might need to use a Finder replacement program...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By chas_m
Reformat it would be the simplest way. If you...

Reformat it would be the simplest way. If you can't do that, "get info" on the drive (select the drive, press command-i) and then scroll to the very bottom of the info sheet, unlock the lock with...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By chas_m
It sounds like you're not in the habit of...

It sounds like you're not in the habit of actually QUITTING (not closing) programs you're not using. Get in the habit of using command-q when you're done with a program, and keeping just one program...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 699
Posted By chas_m
That's presumably because you're reading off the...

That's presumably because you're reading off the thumb drive, or not in Internet Recovery.

How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac | OSXDaily...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By chas_m
Take Arial Regular out of the folder you...

Take Arial Regular out of the folder you installed these fonts into?
Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By chas_m
I believe the processor, like with most Macs, is...

I believe the processor, like with most Macs, is soldered to the motherboard, so the answer would be no.
Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By chas_m
What happens if you hold the Shift Key down (no...

What happens if you hold the Shift Key down (no other keys, just that one) until the words "Safe Boot" in red appear?
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By chas_m
You were actually, in fact, using the...

You were actually, in fact, using the MiniDisplayPort ability of Thunderbolt to connect to the TV.

Chances are high that the display settings are now wonky from connecting it another way to a...
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