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Forum: Switcher Hangout Today, 12:38 PM
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Posted By vansmith
Unless you absolutely need to otherwise, just...

Unless you absolutely need to otherwise, just send the png file. If you do need one, open it in Preview and export it as a jpg.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-28-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By vansmith
You might be interested in the 10.10.2 update...

You might be interested in the 10.10.2 update which addresses your issue (see here (http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/27/apple-releases-os-x-yosemite-10-10-2-with-wifi-fixes-icloud-drive-in-time-machine/)).
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By vansmith
I'd tend to disagree with Randy's assessment....

I'd tend to disagree with Randy's assessment. First, he suggests the following:I'd disagree and argue that it, more often than not, is a placebo for something more problematic. He argues that it's...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-26-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By vansmith
Not knowing what "checking preference files"...

Not knowing what "checking preference files" included, it sure does sound kind of useless.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By vansmith
I'd venture to guess that they're probably right...

I'd venture to guess that they're probably right - they are sort of useless. I see why it might help if you actually had an issue with permissions but really, that is a tiny fraction of the possible...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-26-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By vansmith
I've been asking this for years. If you ever find...

I've been asking this for years. If you ever find out why, let me know.

Dave, the permissions tool is probably, in my opinion, one of the most overrated maintenance tools available for OS X. It's...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 01-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By vansmith
You note that you had sharing on in OS X (which...

You note that you had sharing on in OS X (which is about sharing content from your Mac so that won't have an effect here) but not on the home hub itself. On my Bell hub here, there's a "USB Connected...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By vansmith
Well, I didn't know that was the case. Thanks for...

Well, I didn't know that was the case. Thanks for the info!
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By vansmith
Are you using AirPlay by any chance? AirPlay in...

Are you using AirPlay by any chance? AirPlay in non-Apple software often results in audio out of sync (about 2 seconds or so by design - AirPlay needs a 2 second buffer which only Apple supplied...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-25-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 458
Posted By vansmith
This was my thinking. OP, Preview doesn't have a...

This was my thinking. OP, Preview doesn't have a default/empty window view - no windows will show without content. In other words, if you open Preview without content, you won't see a thing except...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-24-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By vansmith
You can't - Apple ceases to make available old...

You can't - Apple ceases to make available old versions once a new one is released. The only exception to this is if you had downloaded the old version which will still show up under the "purchased"...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By vansmith
Take a look at this...

Take a look at this (http://www.jayway.com/2014/01/15/how-to-switch-jdk-version-on-mac-os-x-maverick/) blog post about switching JDK/JREs.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-24-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By vansmith
Please see the link in my signature about writing...

Please see the link in my signature about writing posts. We require more detail to help you out. What version of relevant software are you using? What have you tried (haven't tried)? What is the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By vansmith
The only regular maintenance app you should need...

The only regular maintenance app you should need is probably OnyX (http://www.titanium.free.fr/onyx.html). Run the tasks under the automation tab once in a while and you should be fine.
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 01-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By vansmith
One of the benefits of using OneDrive is its deep...

One of the benefits of using OneDrive is its deep integration with not only Word but the Office Online suite which is effectively Office in your browser (and it's free). If students use Office...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 01-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By vansmith
If you're opening Gmail and this is happening,...

If you're opening Gmail and this is happening, this would be the fault of the Gmail app, not iOS. Have you checked the app's settings?

Check the notification settings in Settings to see if they...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By vansmith
Hmm, I'm even more confused now as to where ATM...

Hmm, I'm even more confused now as to where ATM gets its info on applications.
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 01-24-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By vansmith
Do you have a question or is this just venting?

Do you have a question or is this just venting?
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 01-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By vansmith
My only caution against using Dropbox would be...

My only caution against using Dropbox would be the size. Dropbox's free accounts offer only 2GB of space (which may be enough) but Microsoft's excellent OneDrive offers 15GB for free.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By vansmith
You'll be getting that DS_Store folder back since...

You'll be getting that DS_Store folder back since those are the folders where OS X stores layout information and preferences for each folder. There's no point getting rid of them.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-23-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By vansmith
You could always start with Activity Monitor to...

You could always start with Activity Monitor to see if a process is running errant. If you feel knowledgable enough to look through the list of processes, give that a go. Otherwise, you can show us...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-23-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 293
Posted By vansmith
Remove the SearchTab extension - my money's on...

Remove the SearchTab extension - my money's on this being the root cause of your issue.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-22-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By vansmith
May I ask where you're getting this information...

May I ask where you're getting this information from as it is patently false. OS X has no issue running third party software and never has (this would be why 99% of the Mac App Store is third party...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 293
Posted By vansmith
You need to provide details; please see the link...

You need to provide details; please see the link in my signature for some ideas.
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 01-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By vansmith
I wonder if, in part, this has to do with Apple's...

I wonder if, in part, this has to do with Apple's transition from GCC to LLVM based compilers. I don't know enough about the differences but perhaps if LLVM is used on the Intel machines, perhaps...
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