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Forum: System Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By benwiggy
The only problem I have in this area is when the...

The only problem I have in this area is when the PDF file is selected in the Finder, and it's showing a Preview image of the file. Simply de-select the PDF, and you can over-write it with a new file.
Forum: Applications 07-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 458
Posted By benwiggy
Look at the logs in Console utility, and see if...

Look at the logs in Console utility, and see if any relevant messages are being left at the time of the freeze.
Do they recover from the freeze, if left - overnight?

35GB of space left is not...
Forum: Applications 07-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By benwiggy
Are you just changing individual files? That may...

Are you just changing individual files? That may work, but doing "Change All" does not work when both apps are on the same disk: the later version becomes the default even if you select the older...
Forum: Applications 07-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By benwiggy
Living with iWork 09 -- Stop the update nagging

I've submitted this to the hints site, but I thought I would post it here as it seems to be having some issues at the moment.

Like many, I'm still using iWork 09, because the new versions still...
Forum: macosxhints Feedback 07-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By benwiggy
I can't get to the main Hints site at all today....

I can't get to the main Hints site at all today. Anyone else?
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By benwiggy
I used Disk Utility to copy my TM volume onto...

I used Disk Utility to copy my TM volume onto bigger disks twice: no Terminal magic needed. There are plenty of webpages with instructions for how to do it.
But when I got my 3TB monster, I started...
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By benwiggy
That's a lot of data, and you can realistically...

That's a lot of data, and you can realistically expect this to takes several hours.
15 hours for the Finder to prepare itself is perhaps surprising, though not entirely unexpected.

Most of the...
Forum: Applications 07-11-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By benwiggy
It's likely you don't need a clean install. The...

It's likely you don't need a clean install. The Combo update might do it. Failing that, you can reinstall the OS without doing a clean install, and it should put Safari back.

Alternatively, Do you...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By benwiggy
Just saw this. Any good? ...

Just saw this. Any good?
http://www.kanexlive.com/thunderbolt-gigabit-ethernet

It says it needs 10.8.4 to work, though. But presumably, if the Mac has TB, it's capable of running ML at least.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-11-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By benwiggy
Well, I guess you don't truly know. As I say,...

Well, I guess you don't truly know.
As I say, mine has correct firmware version and a serial number in the right range. It looks identical to the one I removed, and there are no amusing...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-11-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By benwiggy
Ah. Yes, I suppose I mean Ethernet over Power,...

Ah. Yes, I suppose I mean Ethernet over Power, not the other way round!

Thanks for your thoughts. Might a Wireless repeater station with Ethernet ports be another option?
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By benwiggy
I suspect that's crazy talk. :p I'm guessing...

I suspect that's crazy talk. :p
I'm guessing the USB to Ethernet capability is built into software, and the adaptor is just a physical .... adaptor. While there is a huge mark-up on Apple's adaptor,...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By benwiggy
I tested the LAN speed from my MBP, which has an...

I tested the LAN speed from my MBP, which has an SSD, to my MacMini, which has a Fusion Drive. It's possible that using AFP may be slower than SMB, as I intimated.
The router is a BT Home Hub 3....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By benwiggy
Ethernet over Power?

I'm interested in the possibility of using Ethernet over Power. Has anyone any experience of this?
Currently, my router is downstairs and my office is upstairs. According to LAN_SpeedTest app, I get...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-10-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By benwiggy
The first one, certainly. Factories...

The first one, certainly.

Factories inevitably make more than they are instructed to -- it's hard to turn the machine off exactly on the 10,000th unit and you need "overs" in case some don't pass...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-10-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By benwiggy
I bought a "Mac Book Pro Screwdriver set" form...

I bought a "Mac Book Pro Screwdriver set" form eBay for a fiver, which has about 30 different heads of one sort or another.

I'm afraid I can't remember which shop I used on eBay -- there seem to...
Forum: System 07-09-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By benwiggy
Disk Utility messages with Fusion Drive

I rarely run Disk Utility, but I had a couple of file anomalies, so I though I would Verify the disk (while it was still running, I know...)
I got loads of messages that I hadn't seen before, though...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By benwiggy
No. Genuine Batteries DO exist, but you need to...

No. Genuine Batteries DO exist, but you need to be careful as knock-offs are commonplace.

I picked one up for my MBP from a Battery "shop" on eBay that sold nothing but Apple batteries. It's a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By benwiggy
Ah, you want to use the TB port on the display as...

Ah, you want to use the TB port on the display as an input.

I'm guessing "No", as the TB port on the Display is a "pass-through" port for other peripherals. Obviously, data can go backwards to the...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-09-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By benwiggy
The dual TB/power cable doesn't have a socket,...

The dual TB/power cable doesn't have a socket, but just plumbs directly into the back of the display's case.
You might try an Apple Shop to see if they can replace the cable.

I don't know whether...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By benwiggy
You may be able to replace the battery yourself,...

You may be able to replace the battery yourself, if you can't get to an Apple Store or don't want to pay full whack.
You can get grey genuine Apple batteries (but you can also get counterfeit...
Forum: System 07-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By benwiggy
Most video formats already include compression,...

Most video formats already include compression, so that further compression doesn't alter the size (without quality reduction).
The same is often true for PDFs, JPEGs, -- even .docx files. Zipping...
Forum: Applications 07-08-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By benwiggy
Do they not provide a method of de-authorising...

Do they not provide a method of de-authorising old Macs?

If a Google search doesn't reveal an obvious candidate, then there may be reasons for that. Both Apple and Google are moving towards making...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-06-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By benwiggy
If it's a dead drive, you have nothing to lose by...

If it's a dead drive, you have nothing to lose by taking it apart. It's usually pretty simple: the drive itself is screwed into a housing and attached by connectors that pull off.
You can then plug...
Forum: System 07-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By benwiggy
No. They make sure that your files are as...

No. They make sure that your files are as described in 1. 2. and 3.
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