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Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-07-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By hughvane
Try repairing disk permissions. The best utility...

Try repairing disk permissions. The best utility for this is OnyX from Titanium Software, although you can use Disk Utility from MacOS itself.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By hughvane
I know your frustration with AWks files only too...

I know your frustration with AWks files only too well. I still use AWks Drawing, which works okay most of the time. I can save documents in either .jpg or .pdf for use with other OS, returning to the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-27-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By hughvane
I despair of Safari and its various glitches at...

I despair of Safari and its various glitches at times, so decided to cut my losses and use Chrome for access to 'sensitive' sites like banking and online shopping. Does it deal with Google Safe...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By hughvane
1. What model of Macbook is it? Click the Apple...

1. What model of Macbook is it? Click the Apple symbol, top-left corner, About this Mac, and More Info. You should find your machine model Identifier, eg. Macbook7.1A. 2.4 GHz suggests a late 2008 or...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-27-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By hughvane
I think it's worthwhile adding a hardware check...

I think it's worthwhile adding a hardware check to the diagnostic procedures. Boot your iMac from its original dvd by inserting disk, clicking Restart, and as soon as the startup 'bong' sounds, hold...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 11-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By hughvane
Locating Images

Where does Mail (Mavericks or Yosemite) store attached or embedded images?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By hughvane
And probably relevant. Flash in particular drives...

And probably relevant. Flash in particular drives this Macbook nuts at times, but it's more often, in order: 1) video, 2) high-res graphics, 3) games. One thing's for sure, it is very atmospheric...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-04-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By hughvane
May I pick up on this thread - and I haven't read...

May I pick up on this thread - and I haven't read the OP's previous post ... but:
I have a white mid-2009 Macbook, with Intel core 2.4 duo processor, bought in 2010. It has served me faithfully for...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By hughvane
Thank you for the replies. I knew about the...

Thank you for the replies. I knew about the 'minimum' Lion (10.7.x) or, in this case, M-Lion (10.8.x) issue, which is why I partitioned the HD, in the hope that I might bypass the block.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By hughvane
Install Snow Leopard on Partition

Situation:
Mac Mini, mid-2011, 500 Gb (320 + 180) HD, OS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
Snow Leopard DVD, purchased from Apple.

I am trying to install Snow Leopard (SLpd) on to a 180 Gb partition...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 03-02-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By hughvane
Thank you Chas - I stumbled across the browser...

Thank you Chas - I stumbled across the browser setting option in Safari when looking for something else, so all done now.

One small correction - both Chrome and FFox block YT ads, banner or video...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By hughvane
Alternative Browser

Sorry, that Subject doesn't really explain what I'd like to learn, but I hope the following will do so.

The issue is opening links sent in an email (Eudora-SnowLpd or Lpd; or Entourage-Mavericks)....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-13-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By hughvane
Another vote for OnyX - and it's free! [I hope...

Another vote for OnyX - and it's free! [I hope the French guy who writes it gets some sort of Nobel recognition.]

Incidentally, OnyX does a whole lot more than just Repair Permissions, Scripts...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-13-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By hughvane
G'day Harry - long time, no comm, been busy with...

G'day Harry - long time, no comm, been busy with other things.

Thanks to all respondents, I appreciate it. Security and Privacy tells me a login password has been set for this computer, and...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By hughvane
Thanks again, Noting your emphasis, I don't...

Thanks again, Noting your emphasis, I don't particularly want password protection for my Mac on startup. I still have it on my precious old eMac with OS Tiger - and it's still a darned nuisance :D.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-11-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By hughvane
Correct. I understand why Authentication is...

Correct. I understand why Authentication is there, but in SLpd, the previous OS version, the feature either didn't exist, it was Off by default, or I somehow turned it off.

Entering my password is...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-11-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By hughvane
Bypass OS Authentication

A recent upgrade to OS 10.8 has added a feature I'd like to avoid/disable. I'm the only startup user of this Mac, so I don't really need a block to my moving folders or files from one device to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-11-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By hughvane
One of the best ways, about which I learned...

One of the best ways, about which I learned recently, is System Profiler, which is in either the Applications or Utilities folder. In the left pane, click Sotware>Applications, then Kind (tab). Not...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-08-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By hughvane
PDF pen from Smilesoftware? PDFpen: Mac PDF...

PDF pen from Smilesoftware? PDFpen: Mac PDF Editor - Edit, Sign, and Correct PDFs (http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/index.html).

I concur with Chas_M - how would converting to .jpg enable editing...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By hughvane
Check to see if AutoFill is enabled or disabled....

Check to see if AutoFill is enabled or disabled. If you're using webmail, eg. Gmail, autofill can insert an address after seeing just the first letter of a person's name. So, if your daughter's name...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-07-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By hughvane
A lovely thought but, sadly, not a feasible one....

A lovely thought but, sadly, not a feasible one. :)
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-07-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By hughvane
By toggle I mean switch ('on the fly') between...

By toggle I mean switch ('on the fly') between the two OS without going through restart.

I use OS 10.6.8 most of the time, in order to retain access to applications that use Rosetta, and the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-07-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By hughvane
You can partition your hard drive without losing...

You can partition your hard drive without losing the data that is already on there (I've just been through the procedure). You can then run either 10.5.x or 10.6.8. You can also decide using...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By hughvane
Toggling between OS

I have an idea I've read the answer to the following question elsewhere, but can't find it, nor does a search of this forum elicit the information I seek

I have two OS on my Mini's partitioned HD:...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 09-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,534
Posted By hughvane
Picking up on this thread, even though it's over...

Picking up on this thread, even though it's over three years old, Bing has an unwelcome and sneaky way of imposing itself into browsers Safari and Firefox. I've managed to boot it out of Safari via...
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