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1-Safari wont work with "open new tab".It STILL opens a new window everytime

2-My computer is freezing.ALOT.No matter what browser I use the stupid beachball of death shows up and just jams up the computer..No matter what browser no matter what I'm doing.This is starting to get annoying.

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Run maintenance. Use disk utility from your install disc and verify permissions and the HD.
Also, reset Safari from the file menu, it gives you lots of options.
That could well solve a lot of your issues.

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I have done the above steps.I open up that prefrence window and click verify permissions..This computer is doing this all the freaking time no matter what I do.And its a month old..
and Safari,I JUSt started using it..
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I suggest calling your local Apple store and make a genius appointment.

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In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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That's certainly very unusual for a new computer. I second letting a Genius look at it to try to discover the problem. There's only so much troubleshooting advice you can get online for a problem that's so inexplicable.
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I suggest calling your local Apple store and make a genius appointment.
Agreed.

And with as much trouble as you've had with that machine, I'm starting to wonder if you should pick a new username?

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Agreed.

And with as much trouble as you've had with that machine, I'm starting to wonder if you should pick a new username?
I kind of like my Mac but.....

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I kind of like my Mac but.....
I love my mac.I guess i got a bad egg huh..Im on the phone with apple right now
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1-Safari wont work with "open new tab".It STILL opens a new window everytime

Help?
But what is this set to?

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And for item 2 - if it happening in both browsers then i would be checking out Network settings in case there is a conflict there.
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But what is this set to?

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And for item 2 - if it happening in both browsers then i would be checking out Network settings in case there is a conflict there.
Yup,set to that lol.

I just got off the phone ith apple,and after some smoottthhh talking,They are sending me a new laptop..And Instead of doing a whole backup,Im just going to save the stuff that I find important and start fresh.
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Awesome! If you're unsure about anything while setting it up, tell us about it and we'll be glad to help.
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That's sweet. Also, if you hate the idea of new windows (i know I do), I used a terminal command to make all links open in a new tab instead of new windows.
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defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
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Here is a small question..Whats the BEST,FREE program to hide those "special" folders..Im using espionage right now but its only a free trial.I need a program that either locks,hides but also BLOCKS it from being searched with finder and or "see all photo's".

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Well, if you're trying to hide your porn or whatever, the best way, IMO, is to open disk utility and say "create new image" - make a new image of whatever size you think you'll need, and encrypt it with a password. It won't be invisible, but it will be unsearchable unless it is mounted. You can always name it something fun too, like, "grass.dmg" or something, put it in an obscure location, and if someone stumbles upon it and is like, "what's that?" be like, "i have no idea," try to open it, type in the wrong password, and be like, "huh. weird."
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Well, if you're trying to hide your porn or whatever, the best way, IMO, is to open disk utility and say "create new image" - make a new image of whatever size you think you'll need, and encrypt it with a password. It won't be invisible, but it will be unsearchable unless it is mounted. You can always name it something fun too, like, "grass.dmg" or something, put it in an obscure location, and if someone stumbles upon it and is like, "what's that?" be like, "i have no idea," try to open it, type in the wrong password, and be like, "huh. weird."
So,what if I need something less complex that I can just have on my desktop lol....I wish I knoew how to design programs.I would make the easiest one ever.
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