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  1. My first tries were with Time Machine and my 3rd...

    My first tries were with Time Machine and my 3rd party backup utility off and all applications shut down. No success.
    Force-Quit (with backups still off) worked. I have no idea why this worked,...
  2. To Clarify: The step-by-step isn't a Microsoft...

    To Clarify: The step-by-step isn't a Microsoft provided solution. It is from a member of the user group that I linked in Reply #16.
    Microsoft's solution was "Office isn't going to work on your...
  3. When I first bought Office 2011 (in 2011),...

    When I first bought Office 2011 (in 2011), Microsoft's tech support could not solve an installation product key problem, ultimately telling me that their product wasn't compatible with my...
  4. Here's one trick I've used on printers where...

    Here's one trick I've used on printers where cleaning did not work:
    It only works where the print heads are not part of the cartridge. I think, on some brands, the head is in the cartridge.

    Take...
  5. Thank You Bob for helping & pointing me to the...

    Thank You Bob for helping & pointing me to the bad guys.
    Hopefully in the next day or so I can take time to install a content or ad blocker for a test run.

    Thanks Again & Enjoy Today!
    Paul
  6. Actually, I'm rather surprised you were able to...

    Actually, I'm rather surprised you were able to see the lint causing the problem.


    To be honest, Patrick, there was enough lint to knit a sweater, so it wasn't too hard to spot.
  7. Just some guesses: A) Can the hard drive be...

    Just some guesses:
    A) Can the hard drive be swapped for another? Would that negate the need for a password, or is that stored elsewhere?

    B) I suppose there is a PRAM battery hidden in there...
  8. How To Check iPad To Find Out Cause For Non Stop Flash Player Update Pop Ups

    Hi All!
    I hope this note finds everyone healthy and enjoying today!

    My wife has an iPad using the latest iOS version. Lately, she's been getting seemingly non-stop pop ups to update Flash Player....
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    I hope you beat this virus with minimal problems....

    I hope you beat this virus with minimal problems. (Or, preferably, no problems at all!)
    Your FrankenMac project is very interesting and your documentation is quite informative.

    If you get stuck...
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    Here are the photos I forgot to attach to the...

    Here are the photos I forgot to attach to the original post. I wasn't successful trying to edit them to the 1st post.
    Paul
    PS: I apologize that they have to be clicked to view. i couldn't figure...
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    Autopsy Of A Keyboard

    Hi All!
    After I replaced a keyboard with some troubles, I took the old one apart layer by layer to see how it worked. I was fascinated, but I'm easily entertained.

    Photos are attached of each...
  12. Thanks Again Patrick & Bob for helping me with...

    Thanks Again Patrick & Bob for helping me with this problem.
    I had a chance to install the "new used" eight-dollar keyboard and life is good!

    I did make one mistake by not sealing the upper edge...
  13. Thank You, Jake, for the genius! plan. So far,...

    Thank You, Jake, for the genius! plan. So far, it is working great.

    My (antique) version of Mail doesn't have a specific rule available for detecting Junk Mail, so I made a rule that All mail...
  14. Junk Mail Filtering- Can Not Stop It For Only One Account

    Hi All!

    I use Mac Mail Version 9.3 (3124) with OS X 10.11.6. (The newest OS & Mail versions my computer can utilize)
    For one of the accounts, an IMAP account, the Mail app has lately been...
  15. I'm going to refrain myself with difficult here...

    I'm going to refrain myself with difficult here and not ask the reason for doing so.

    The second partition's for when I get new software so that I can test drive it to make sure it doesn't wreck...
  16. Sometimes I'm not the brightest bulb in the...

    Sometimes I'm not the brightest bulb in the proverbial chandelier! I should have thunk of this test sooner:
    My computer has 2 partitions, each with OS X 10.11.6.
    I booted to the second partition...
  17. Thanks Patrick! A new symptom arose today:...

    Thanks Patrick!

    A new symptom arose today:
    Command-P used to bring up the Print dialog. As of this morning, only the Right Command key + P will bring up the dialog. The Left one does not.

    I...
  18. Thank You Patrick for sticking with me on this...

    Thank You Patrick for sticking with me on this confusing problem.

    No spills & all keys bounce back up.
    I took the key cap off to see if the silicone button was actually going up and down. It...
  19. Thanks Patrick for taking time to reply & offer...

    Thanks Patrick for taking time to reply & offer insights.

    Error Of Omission: I forgot one, possibly important, clue- The Function Key quit working. I don't know if it quit at the same time as this...
  20. Interesting New Behavior of left Command Key: I sure can't figure it out.

    Hello Everyone!

    I have a MacBook Pro using El Capitan (the newest OS it can use).

    Starting last week, the Left command key is acting odd only when combined with the Ctrl key & I'm lost.

    The...
  21. Thanks Bob for taking time to reply. Sorry for...

    Thanks Bob for taking time to reply.
    Sorry for the delayed reply on my part. I haven't gotten the usual e-mail notifications when a reply is posted.
    I've restarted a bunch of times since this...
  22. Mac Mail Inbox Turned Into A Bunch Of "MailL Attachment.eml" Icons

    Hello All!
    I hope this note finds everyone well & enjoying today!

    On my MacBook Pro (2007 Using OS X 10.11.6), I have several e-mail addresses, from 3 different mail servers, in Mac Mail. All but...
  23. Thanks Bob & Patrick for the hint about deleting...

    Thanks Bob & Patrick for the hint about deleting the plist file. I've used this to fix other applications' problems, but completely forgot about it for this one.
    Enjoy This Day!
    Paul
  24. Thank You Yaunyasmine for taking time to reply &...

    Thank You Yaunyasmine for taking time to reply & explain. I appreciate your help.

    Interestingly in my version of Safari (11.1.2), after setting Preferences to "Ask For Each Download", some sites...
  25. Thanks Patrick & Bob for taking time to reply...

    Thanks Patrick & Bob for taking time to reply with good suggestions. I appreciate the help you guys provided.

    The search you linked provided, Patrick, some helpful insight. Wonder why Twitter is...
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