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  1. #1
    doubledvideo
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    Unhappy easy fix ( i hope ) plz help
    Whats going on??

    I go to download.com, i want to try some software for my powermac, I click 'download now' and nothing happens...it just sits there...i am on a home wireless network, (my mac and 2 pc's)...is something wrong with my mac? its new...everything else works perfectly...all programs and webpages work perfectly...well..except my ver. of Safari doesn't work...starts loading the page and stops...so thats why i use Microsoft IE for Mac...but IE for mac...just sits when i want to download something from download.com??
    anyone have this problem?

    Let me know.!!! plz! :confused: :confused: :confused:

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    easy fix ( i hope ) plz help
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    First try repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions

  3. #3
    doubledvideo
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    it didn't work, download.com didn't work...but thanks...i didn't know about that..i am new(er) to the mac world, i will do that from now on....i update my computer every week but never did that...is that compaird to windows ver. of defrag???

    any other ideas for download.com?

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    easy fix ( i hope ) plz help

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
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    Hamilton College
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    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Try going to
    Safari/Preferences/Security

    Make sure all four things are checked in Web Content and cookies are set to sites you navigate to
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

  5. #5
    doubledvideo
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    nope...safari still dont work...and IE still wont let me download from download.com....

    macs suck..

    j/k...

    i still love my mac

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    easy fix ( i hope ) plz help

    Member Since
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    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Try disabling the Pop-up blocker that might be stopping the page from opening.

    Try out versiontracker.com or macupdate.com for the best mac downloads
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    doubledvideo
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    thanx

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    easy fix ( i hope ) plz help
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubledvideo
    it didn't work, download.com didn't work...but thanks...i didn't know about that..i am new(er) to the mac world, i will do that from now on....i update my computer every week but never did that...is that compaird to windows ver. of defrag???

    any other ideas for download.com?
    It's the OS X check of file and command permissions. If you don't have Mac Janitor (free AFAIK) then make sure you run cron tasks Finder, Applications. Utilities Terminal type (switching to root - superuser) sudo sh /etc/daily > this needs to be done /weekly (instead of daily) and monthly. again with all apps closed File vault has what we can compare to defrag

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