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  • Deleted user 23 August 2013 11:03:57
    @nickthegun HDD was replaced recently. Running tests on hardware. Hoping it's the RAM as that's cheap to replace!!!
  • nickthegun 23 Aug 2013 11:08:03 58,900 posts
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    Have a look on pirate bay for the ASD for your machine, if you arent running them already. They are pretty shit, but they do sometimes come up with the goods.

    But its still worth eliminating the HDD since thats the last thing that changed.

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  • Deleted user 23 August 2013 11:22:10
    Pirate Bay blocked from here. See if I can get the ASD from elsewhere. Cheers though, didn't know about that, might be worth a shot.
  • spindizzy 26 Aug 2013 09:34:48 6,428 posts
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    BillCityfingers wrote:
    @nickthegun HDD was replaced recently. Running tests on hardware. Hoping it's the RAM as that's cheap to replace!!!
    I recently had problems where I changed the HDD but still had problems - it turned out to be the SATA cable (no idea how that got damaged, but it did). Can you boot from an external? I guess the 2007 can't network boot?
  • spindizzy 26 Aug 2013 09:35:39 6,428 posts
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    I guess you could boot from an Ubuntu disk or key fob? Run fdisk?
  • RyanDS 29 Aug 2013 18:56:22 9,067 posts
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    For fucks sake. My internet went down while on Eurogamer and Cracked.com.

    So when I pressed F5 it returned my router info with the diagnostic page.

    Now my internet is back up, but using Firefox I am unable to go to Eurogamer or Cracked as every time it just diverts back to the router. IAny idea how to purge this so it actually looks for Eurogamer rather than diverts?
  • spindizzy 29 Aug 2013 22:03:00 6,428 posts
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    Clear browser cache I guess? It's a bit weird though...
  • Derblington 8 Sep 2013 12:51:39 21,341 posts
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    So, what are the chances that they'll reveal the new MBP on Tuesday, or is it just IOS and mobile?
  • CharlieStCloud 8 Sep 2013 14:10:03 5,106 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    So, what are the chances that they'll reveal the new MBP on Tuesday, or is it just iOS and mobile?
    You answered your own question!

    Just iPhone(s), iOS 7 and possibly a software update for the Apple TV.

    Anything else shall be in a separate event altogether.
  • Widge Moderator 23 Oct 2013 09:11:20 13,268 posts
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    Thinking of this I DON'T like about OSx - I find it hideously untidy. I'm sure Windows 7+ does a much better job of organising windows (hover over bar and preview pops up). Also, I had to download a program (forklift) to deal with moving files from one folder to the next, as I find Finder a bit lightweight.

    More often than not, my desktop ends up as a mess of windows, meaning that I have to close everything down every now and again just to see where I am.

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  • kalel 23 Oct 2013 09:16:19 86,420 posts
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    Widge wrote:
    Thinking of this I DON'T like about OSx - I find it hideously untidy. I'm sure Windows 7+ does a much better job of organising windows (hover over bar and preview pops up). Also, I had to download a program (forklift) to deal with moving files from one folder to the next, as I find Finder a bit lightweight.

    More often than not, my desktop ends up as a mess of windows, meaning that I have to close everything down every now and again just to see where I am.
    Agree. I'd love some way to make it automatically have all my windows opened and resized so I can see them all. And then ideally automatically adjust as I expand or shrink individual windows.

    I've never really thought Apple have got their heads round people using their computers for work tbh. They try bless 'em.
  • dominalien 23 Oct 2013 09:17:05 6,839 posts
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    Expose? Or mission control, or whatever it's called right now.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • craigy Staff 23 Oct 2013 09:20:03 7,541 posts
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    Get Moom. It's changed my life.
  • nickthegun 23 Oct 2013 10:34:05 58,900 posts
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    You appear to get Pages, Numbers and Keynote free with Mavericks, which is nice.

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  • kalel 23 Oct 2013 10:50:41 86,420 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Expose? Or mission control, or whatever it's called right now.
    It's not the same thing. That's just a sort of overview of everything. It's not something you can work into.

    One of the thing I like about windows 7 was the way you could snap documents into areas of the screen. I'm talking about a more advanced version of that really.
  • kalel 23 Oct 2013 10:51:19 86,420 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    Get Moom. It's changed my life.
    Cool, thanks.
  • dominalien 23 Oct 2013 10:58:45 6,839 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    dominalien wrote:
    Expose? Or mission control, or whatever it's called right now.
    It's not the same thing. That's just a sort of overview of everything. It's not something you can work into.

    One of the thing I like about windows 7 was the way you could snap documents into areas of the screen. I'm talking about a more advanced version of that really.
    Ah, ok. Misunderstood you, then. Linux has that, but I've never used it tbh. I usually like my windows overlapping, for some reason.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • kalel 23 Oct 2013 11:05:04 86,420 posts
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    It's particularly odd as Mac seen to want to convince media types that you HAVE to use a Mac for things like audio or video work, or photo editing etc etc. These types of things generally require multiple windows open at the same time, and it's genuinely a ballache to do that with Macs. Windows has always been better at windows funnily enough.
  • Deleted user 1 November 2013 15:22:35
    What's the best way to remote into a Mac? I've been using the inbuilt VNC stuff for a while, but it's a pain in the arse (can't scale screensize or anything), and I've been looking for RDP stuff but it all seems to be client-only software or massively expensive.
  • nickthegun 1 Nov 2013 15:37:45 58,900 posts
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    What are you remoting in from?

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  • Deleted user 1 November 2013 15:47:38
    Windows 8.
  • TarickStonefire 1 Nov 2013 15:49:48 2,905 posts
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    @meme So you want a way to log into a mac remotely that doesn't use the built in process, and doesn't use paid client-based software?

    Dunno, but when I needed to do this I used LogMeIn.

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Chopsen 1 Nov 2013 15:50:51 15,737 posts
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    LogMeIn is similar to VNC though isn't it?

    How about a telescope and some really long USB cables for k&m?
  • Deleted user 1 November 2013 15:52:50
    It would need to be an x-ray telescope, it's in the other room.

    I only need to remote in once in a while to print (one thing Mavericks appears to have done is destroyed the ability to print over the network) and check downloads, so VNC works for that purpose. It's just annoying and laggy.
  • nickthegun 1 Nov 2013 15:59:31 58,900 posts
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    Set up teamviewer for unattended access.

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  • Deleted user 1 November 2013 16:01:20
    Aha. That looks like just the ticket. Ta, my personal Mac genius.
  • Derblington 10 Dec 2013 21:14:20 21,341 posts
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    So, new MBP. Copied over some old video files, avi's and mkv's. Quicktime won't run them. it displays a converting message but does nothing. Installed Perian, still no joy.

    Any advice?
  • HitchHiker 10 Dec 2013 22:14:35 2,762 posts
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    VLC
  • Derblington 10 Dec 2013 22:15:44 21,341 posts
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    Read some stuff. Turns out QT X is crap and Apple are dropping support for loads of codecs. Perian isn't compatible with Mavericks either, so that's no use.

    Installed VLC, which is fine, and set it as default media player. Job done.

    Edit: cheers, HH. Already done :)

    Edited by Derblington at 22:16:32 10-12-2013
  • boo 18 May 2014 15:41:06 11,706 posts
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    This is driving my nuts!
    Running Pages 08 on Mavericks. Got a Pages doc... somewhere, but can't locate it - it's not in the folder I thought I'd out it in.

    Spotlight finds it and opens it, but won't tell me where it is.

    Apparently you should be able to CTRL-click on the filename and bring up a breadcrumb trail of the doc location, but it's not happening.

    Any ideas?

    Ta!

    Edit - S'ok. Figured out a way of doing it in Finder.

    Edited by boo at 15:44:18 18-05-2014

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