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Forum: System Yesterday, 12:18 PM
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Posted By benwiggy
I can certainly argue a reasonably objective case...

I can certainly argue a reasonably objective case for why much of it is poor graphic design generally, and bad UI design in particular. It's not just "I don't like it and it's different".
...
Forum: System Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By benwiggy
Yes. I think it's just awful. Poorly thought out,...

Yes. I think it's just awful. Poorly thought out, poorly implemented, and just wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.
Forum: System Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By benwiggy
Do you not have Time Machine on?

Do you not have Time Machine on?
Forum: System 09-14-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By benwiggy
I'm not sure what Apple's rules are about...

I'm not sure what Apple's rules are about discussing Yosemite outside of the testing groups.

Traditionally, Apple doesn't offer much in the way of cosmetic changes.

If you don't like the...
Forum: Applications 09-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By benwiggy
Alternatively, might it not be simpler to...

Alternatively, might it not be simpler to structure your several backup volumes in such a way that you know which parts of your source data is on which backup drive?

e.g. one for Applications, one...
Forum: Applications 09-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By benwiggy
Can you not just remove the troublesome plug-in,...

Can you not just remove the troublesome plug-in, and continue to use FireFox? FF works well for the vast majority on OS X.
Forum: OS Xperiences 09-12-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By benwiggy
In 12 years of running OS X, I have never found...

In 12 years of running OS X, I have never found any slowness that was caused by any disk fragmentation, system "cruft accumulation" or other such phenomenon that needs to be remedied by running some...
Forum: System 09-12-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By benwiggy
If I were trying to decrypt someone else's drive,...

If I were trying to decrypt someone else's drive, the ability to add a new user that can read the disk would be where I would do my probing first.
Forum: Networking 09-09-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,835
Posted By benwiggy
# Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network...

# Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network volumes
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
Forum: OS Xperiences 09-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By benwiggy
First of all, test a brand new user account. Is...

First of all, test a brand new user account. Is Safari slower there? If not, then it's something in your original user account.

Secondly, did the older Mac have an SSD? That's the most significant...
Forum: Networking 09-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By benwiggy
The use case for keeping the lid shut is "not...

The use case for keeping the lid shut is "not using my Mac". I want my Mac to sleep when I'm not using it: I don't want it to pretend to be asleep just to keep a network connection alive.

1. Use...
Forum: Networking 09-06-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By benwiggy
To be clear, I mean that if I connect to my...

To be clear, I mean that if I connect to my server, then put the laptop down, close the lid and walk away from it to do "other stuff": when I come back to it some time later, browsing the existing...
Forum: Networking 09-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By benwiggy
It doesn't always happen though. Sometimes, I can...

It doesn't always happen though. Sometimes, I can just carry on as I left off.
Othertimes, it gets its knickers in a twist and won't reconnect.
Forum: Networking 09-05-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By benwiggy
Keeping LAN connection on sleeping laptop

Is it just me, or do laptops have trouble maintaining network connections when you've shut the lid and they've gone to sleep?

When I try to access the shared connection, I often get a lengthly...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By benwiggy
There is an "effect" you can add to Photo Booth...

There is an "effect" you can add to Photo Booth to get the image the right way round.

It's called "Un-Flip Me".
Forum: Applications 08-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By benwiggy
I don't know if such a thing exists, but I have...

I don't know if such a thing exists, but I have found KeyCue very useful. It brings up a list of all the shortcuts used by the current application, and you can sort them.
It's quite useful to see...
Forum: Applications 08-29-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By benwiggy
Are you moving the messages from an IMAP server...

Are you moving the messages from an IMAP server Inbox to a local mailbox (folder)?
There is an "automatically download attachments" option in the Accounts Advanced settings -- perhaps if that's off,...
Forum: System 08-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By benwiggy
I've just run it again when the drive ISN'T...

I've just run it again when the drive ISN'T making a trundling noise.
Bens-Mini:/ Ben$ sudo iotop -C 5 10
Password:
Tracing... Please wait.
2014 Aug 27 15:18:50, load: 1.22, disk_r: 0 KB, ...
Forum: System 08-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By benwiggy
Unfortunately, OS X is not designed with...

Unfortunately, OS X is not designed with different versions of itself in mind. As I understand it, Spotlight places a marker flag on the volume to tell itself not to index it. So, a volume is either...
Forum: System 08-27-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By benwiggy
Hard drive thrashing culprit?

Every now and then, the hard drive in my Mini will make "hard drive working" noise a lot. Not failing clank, but just whirr and trundle. :D

However, I can't seem to find the cause. Here's some...
Forum: Applications 08-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By benwiggy
Isn't the number of emails in the currently...

Isn't the number of emails in the currently displayed mailbox shown in the titlebar?

There is something else that you could try, but it's only a hunch: There is a method for resetting the unread...
Forum: Applications 08-25-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By benwiggy
Have you tried Rebuilding the Mailbox? There is a...

Have you tried Rebuilding the Mailbox? There is a menu item for this in the Mailbox menu.

Can I ask what you use the numbering for? If they are sorted in date order anyway, does the numbering...
Forum: System 08-23-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By benwiggy
I'm not quite sure I understand -- in Safari,...

I'm not quite sure I understand -- in Safari, there's a little icon in the top right that appears when downloading, showing the progress. You can click on it to list the downloads and the progress of...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By benwiggy
I agree with this. Running OmniDiskSweeper can be...

I agree with this. Running OmniDiskSweeper can be useful or informative, and it's possible that there are a few unnecessary or rogue files here and there. However, it's rare that you'll trim more...
Forum: Networking 08-23-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By benwiggy
Malware can get on your computer in the following...

Malware can get on your computer in the following ways:

1. You install something that is not what it claims to be (usually pirated software, video codec required to watch "specialist" videos,...
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