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    I got my daughter the 2011 MacBook when she went...

    I got my daughter the 2011 MacBook when she went off to college. Troubles almost immedieately, but thanks to AppleCare she got the logic board replaced at no cost. Then the HD failed - I installed...
  2. That should have been 8.5x72, not 11x72.

    That should have been 8.5x72, not 11x72.
  3. I think the xls file may have some hidden...

    I think the xls file may have some hidden elements that are generating page breaks. Can you alter the page length (say, 8.5 by 72) so that the whole thing fits on one long page? Alter in the...
  4. Set page size to extra long, and print to pdf.

    I've had this problem, and my solution has been to set the page size to something large, like 11x72 (good for 6 normal pages), and then use the print command to save as PDF.
    Open in Preview, export...
  5. A spill-resistant keyboard would be a huge...

    A spill-resistant keyboard would be a huge selling point, if Apple cared to use one. As it is, their infamous un-repairability is the biggest negative that drives away would-be buyers.
  6. You've installed extensions without knowing what...

    You've installed extensions without knowing what they are and what they do?
    You can probably solve this by deleting all of them, and seeing if a clean Safari does the trick. (You'll be losing the...
  7. The built-in camera generates a mirror image of...

    The built-in camera generates a mirror image of what it sees - maybe that's the problem? The makers of Web QR are likely to have the answer.
  8. Mojave and Catalina assume the presence of an...

    Mojave and Catalina assume the presence of an SSD, and have been optimized for that sort of fast I/O. In particular, there's a lot of swapping between RAM and the drive, and virtual memory is used...
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    These days, it's the rare setup that can't handle...

    These days, it's the rare setup that can't handle mp4 files. If that works, go with it, and the files should be compatible with future hadware for quite some time. (Future-proofing the media...
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    I went through this with a 2012 MacBook just a...

    I went through this with a 2012 MacBook just a couple of weeks ago. There are scores of MDP/HDMI adapters on Amazon, all for about $10-$12, and they tend not to work with the better displays, which...
  11. Tearing into the thing might be worth your while....

    Tearing into the thing might be worth your while. The problem could be a shorted battery, or just a bad home button.
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    There were some Toshiba SSDs that were inherently...

    There were some Toshiba SSDs that were inherently incompatible with the Mac's hardware. I'd look into that before buying an old Toshiba SSD - or just avoid the brand entirely.
    Easiest way to swap,...
  13. I have a fair number of programs that I rarely if...

    I have a fair number of programs that I rarely if ever run (Numbers and Keynote, for example), but I install updates as they become available nonetheless. This ensures that they'll work with one...
  14. Onyx is a good, reliable "cleaner" for Macs. If...

    Onyx is a good, reliable "cleaner" for Macs. If that doesn't fix things, you may need more RAM (you got the cheapest model, so you also got a minimal amount of memory.) It's likely that the Mac is...
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    My iPhones have all come via eBay purchases, and...

    My iPhones have all come via eBay purchases, and I've been happy with the results so far.
    I'm currently using an iPhone 8 with 64 GB, and that's really a huge amount of storage for normal users. ...
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    You could install Macs Fan Control (freebie...

    You could install Macs Fan Control (freebie dowload) and see if it can override whatever is causing the problem.
    I had the same issue when I replaced the internal HDD in an iMac with an SSD - the...
  17. My printer is a 1999 vintage HP 4050. Amazingly...

    My printer is a 1999 vintage HP 4050. Amazingly it works with Mojave. I'm a bit skeptical that HP will jump up and make sure the drivers for Catalina will support it, but how to test this in...
  18. OK, here's a work-around for Mavericks (and...

    OK, here's a work-around for Mavericks (and probably other OS-X flavors as well):
    1. In the "Language & Region" preferences, click Advanced... and select Dates.
    2. Click on each year...
  19. Problem still exists under 10.9.2 (OS-X...

    Problem still exists under 10.9.2 (OS-X Mavericks) and the solution found by macintush doesn't apply to the new date & time preference settings.
    Clearly M$ has zero interest in supporting older...
  20. Problem with Preview saving a psd file

    I have a 90 MB TIFF image from a scanned photo that opens fine with Preview. I can save as TIFF or JPG just fine, but if I "save as" with the "Photoshop" format, the image ends up with a large grey...
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    Poll: Firefox

    I use a number of machines (home, office, laptop) and with the Xmarks plug-in, my bookmarks are kept synchronized. Toss in AdBlock and NoScript, and it's pretty much perfect.:D
  22. I had a similar problem, where my Mac Mini would...

    I had a similar problem, where my Mac Mini would connect just fine but my daughter's iMac and my Dell laptop would not. Rebooting the router solved the problem for a little while, but it would recur...
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    The ATA controller in the G3 is limited to 127 GB...

    The ATA controller in the G3 is limited to 127 GB of storage, so don't waste money on anything much bigger. Unless you're doing seriously drive-intensive work (not likely on a G3!), you'll never...
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    Very hard to find this information

    I've had the same problem trying to upgrade the SuperDrive in a Mac Mini, and also in trying to replace the drive in an Intel iMac. Apple keeps changing suppliers, and changing the specs, and...
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