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Search: Posts Made By: John F
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-29-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By John F
I have a 500GB SSD in my mid 2009 15" MacBook. ...

I have a 500GB SSD in my mid 2009 15" MacBook. The speed increase has been incredible to the point that my iMac with the same processor speed and a conventional HDD is frustratingly slow.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By John F
Not quite the answer to what you asked, but I...

Not quite the answer to what you asked, but I have a Mac Air that I use for travel. Since I do a lot of photography and some video editing, I need a lot more disk space than is provided. I started...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By John F
Thanks. An option to have the path bar at the...

Thanks. An option to have the path bar at the top of the window would sure make it a lot easier to use.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By John F
In case it hasn't already been mentioned, the...

In case it hasn't already been mentioned, the older the Mac (or any computer) the sooner it will be unable to handle the latest software (which mostly also means the latest security). My Mac Mini...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By John F
In case someone hasn't mentioned it already . . ....

In case someone hasn't mentioned it already . . . as Macs age, they become unable to handle the lastest OS upgrade. I also have a Mac Mini that is frozen at Leopard. I run Linux on my old Black...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By John F
I travel between the Canadian West Coast and the...

I travel between the Canadian West Coast and the UK a lot, and while I am happy with my Mac Pro at home (happier since I added a 500GB SSD) I wanted something smaller and lighter for travel. I have...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 05-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By John F
I should add to my previous comment, linux runs...

I should add to my previous comment, linux runs very well on an old Mac that no longer accepts the latest OS X. My old Black Mac laptop does a great job with Ubuntu, and that has given it a whole...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By John F
Network Folder Names

When I open a folder on a computer on my home network, the name of the folder appears at the top of the window but without the name of the computer on which it is located. This means that if I have...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,015
Posted By John F
Actually if you dig a little deeper, people who...

Actually if you dig a little deeper, people who identify themselves as "I'm a Windows man" or "I'm a 100% Windows user" are actually talking about the interface and compare what they see on the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By John F
My older MBP has become the workhorse too,...

My older MBP has become the workhorse too, particularly since the addition of a 500GB SSD has made it FAST. I also use a Mac Mini as a media centre that does security as well and keep it tucked away...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By John F
Living between two continents and little time on...

Living between two continents and little time on the other side for on-line forums (although I do have internet access) means that I do appear and disappear from time to time.

BTW when away, a Mac...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By John F
With apologies. I came to the World of Mac at...

With apologies. I came to the World of Mac at the same time as OSX, so I am inclined to overlook what came before.


John F
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 05-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,019
Posted By John F
It was thoughtful of the architect to position...

It was thoughtful of the architect to position those windows to catch the setting sun like that!

John F
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-25-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By John F
Since my last comment I have upgraded my external...

Since my last comment I have upgraded my external HDD to a 500GB SSD. Still the portability of the 11" MacAir with the utility of a much larger computer and very usable speed. I would recommend it...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 04-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,019
Posted By John F
BTW I am now using a Pentax K-3 which is a dream...

BTW I am now using a Pentax K-3 which is a dream machine and has just about everything the technology has to offer that I can use. Mostly using it with a 50-135 2.8.
(sorry about the jpg loss, but...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-25-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By John F
FWIW I run Ubuntu as a VMware virtual machine on...

FWIW I run Ubuntu as a VMware virtual machine on my MacPro, iMac and Mac Air and it is effortless. With Tools installed I can even C & P between machines.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 03-31-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By John F
Macs working together

I deliberately left the question vague as I was interested what others might be doing. Working together could mean shariing drives, printers, folders or screens or for that matter share via a cloud...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 12-03-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By John F
Mac "spaces" are also known more generically as...

Mac "spaces" are also known more generically as "virtual screens". I would like a screen saver more that just rotated randomly between all open spaces.
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 10-17-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By John F
Screen saver with virtual screens

Is there a screen saver that rotates through a selected series of virtual screen/spaces?
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By John F
Many thanks. It is interesting that even in this...

Many thanks. It is interesting that even in this rural area with houses set well apart (up the coast from Vancouver) I am picking up nine wireless networks. In England where I spend part of the...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 10-17-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,019
Posted By John F
Here's an off the wall suggestion. I have had...

Here's an off the wall suggestion. I have had had Pentax since film days with screw mount
lenses. I have good lenses that go back 25 years. I currently have a Pentax K7 body but
since I travel...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By John F
Two routers?

WiFi Radar reports two wireless routers where I only have one (same name, different signal strengths - Airport Extreme 7.6.4). Is this important? What might be going on?
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By John F
>> I was asking because..."How many Macs working...

>> I was asking because..."How many Macs working now?"...and..."Working Together"...are not necessarily 100% compatible concepts. For someone (such as myself)...who owns a lot of Mac's...it's pretty...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-13-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By John F
I tried it anyway - added a Hybrid 1TB HDD / 64MB...

I tried it anyway - added a Hybrid 1TB HDD / 64MB cache in an external enclosure to my 11" Mac Air. The performance improvement is startling. The USB is still slow, but adding slow to slow makes...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 09-03-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By John F
Of interest is that my Galaxy Tab can detect the...

Of interest is that my Galaxy Tab can detect the charging capacity of the USB into which it is plugged. Connected to a computer or small AC-USB adapter it trickle charges, but if using the Samsung...
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