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The Dead Herring

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  1. I was mainly disapointed by the Leopard preview, I expected there to be a massive improvement on the GUI. I was annoyed when I saw that it pretty much looked exactly the same as tiger except with more memory hogging apps in the left side of the dock.


  2. I hear it too, in the same spot. Oh, and my comp's temp is only at 82.4 degrees F if that matters.

     

    In the top left of the keyboard is a higher pitched whining sound. It's hard to hear unless you put your ear up right next too it.

     

    I'm sure it's just normal. I mean, the thing has to make some noise. Let me know what Apple tells you.

     

    Have you tried stopping the sound with the camera? I can't be important if it can be stopped indefinately.


  3. You need a MIDI interface like the M-Audio MIDISport Uno 1x1 or the Edirol UM1SX.

     

    I have the M-Audio one. But you need to download special drivers for it to work on intel. Just google it, I spent a long time trying to configure it without the correct drivers.


  4. There is a kind of dis-jointed whining/buzzing sound coming from the top left part of my MacBook keyboard. I only noticed it a few days ago, but know I can't stop hearing it.

     

    The worrying thing is that it shares the same work around as the MacBook Pro whining issue. Which was to engage the camera in some way. This also proves that the sound is not a nescesary hardware process if it can be stopped indefinately.

     

    Are there any other MacBook owners on this forum who shares this problem?

     

    I will ring up apple and see what they say about it.


  5. I still have this feature, you could always do a restore to get the features back. I also noticed that installing iPod linux effected the ipod firmware. It actually broke the volume limiter. Pretty handy, although I must admit I usually use the manual limiter to protect my headphones and ears.


  6. Why didn't you add a poll to the post? I do use Genie, by the way.

     

    I did, I put in two poll questions. I must have posted it by accident and used the back button to edit the post, silly me. I will add one now.

    Suck is pretty cool, I like how it changes depending on where the window is around the dock. Are there any others that I should know?


  7. Although I have never in fact played it. I know that WOW can be made universal with an update.

     

    However, the MacBook really can't run modern 3D games due to the crappy integrated graphics video card. Although they are much more expensive, the Mac Book Pro would be great at running games because they have very good video cards.


  8. I just got a two buttons mice today and I'm a left handed mice user.

    I got no problem with the mighty mice, since I just use one button.

    While I plugged into the two buttons mice, just realized I couldn't swap the left/right button. Can anyone help to swap the buttons?

    Thanks,

    Michael

     

    There is an option in the mouse preferenes to reverse the primary and secondary click.


  9. i have one, but i dont know how to send it. walk me through the steps and i would be happy to.

     

    You will need some software to create a disk image from a C.D. I know that Toast can do this. I think there is a trial version of toast if you don't have it.

     

    Can you drag the application off the C.D onto the desktop?

     

    If you can, all you will need to do is get each other's iChat/Aim screenames and send the file to each other. I can't imagine the drivers being very large.

     

    if you can't you may need to use alternate methods of transfering the disk image such as bittorrent or Peer to Peer. You could try downloading the trial version of Acquisition and send the file to him using that.

     

    Don't forget to zip it up to reduce file size.

     

    Good luck!


  10. I actually didn't have a single problem tonight, Adam. Not sure what is different. I did notice tonight that I cannot do a tracert to the forum.maccast.com site at all. It just times out. However, I am not having any problems navigating through the forums, reading, and posting.

     

    I have noticed it to be ever so slightly slower to load the page than on the last software. But I certainly won't miss it. I really hated how if you close the window it marked all topics as read.

     

    I have never found the maccast forum to be really snappy. Not sure why.

     

    I love the new software Adam.


  11. There are companies that make more themes for the iLife apps. I voted that I wish I could download more from Apple for free!

     

     

    You can never have too many themes, I voted that there should be more of them.

     

    Hey Neil, I used that exact same avatar (the garageband icon) when I first joined this forum, weird.


  12. i only use spotlight to open some apps that i dont have on my dock.

     

    Revolutionise is a strong word, but it has changed the way I use the computer. It is definately my favorite feature of Tiger. I laugh at PC users when they spend 10 minutes searching their Hard Drive for one file when my MacBook can find any file faster than I can type it's name. I use it open all the applications that arn't in the dock. I also use it find all the parts of applications when I uninstall them.

     

    It hasn't revolutionised the way I use my computer, but using my computer would much harder without it.


  13. So my interest in stastistics has got the better of me once more. This time I would like to know what effect you use for minimising windows.

     

    Also what does everybody think about this new look for the forum. Is this the new Phbb? It's solid and got rid that annoying thing where if you closed the window it would mark all the topics read. Shame it doesn't have a spellchecker.


  14. So my interest in stastistics has got the better of me once more. This time I would like to know what effect you use for minimising windows.

     

    Also what does everybody think about this new look for the forum. Is this the new Phbb? It's solid and got rid that annoying thing where if you closed the window it would mark all the topics read. Shame it doesn't have a spellchecker.


  15. ___________________________________________________________________________________________I think the severe overheating on the MBPs was due to inaccurate lubricating of some wires or something of that nature. Apple actually told the Apple maintenance guys the wrong info on how to lubricate it right, so they either did not use enough or put it on the wrong part. But I think Apple fixed that problem now. I think if you bought either now you should have no problem about them overheating. My MacBook gets pretty hot (seen it up to like 96 degrees), but I am pretty sure that is normal. Nothing has gone wrong. It just kinda warm when it sits in your lap. No biggie.

     

    I believe it was cooling gel that was applied incorrectly, not lubrication. I doubt it would need lubrication if they it has no moving parts apart form the Hard and Disk Drive. Unless you want to make it easier for electrons! :P

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