Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


haivu last won the day on February 27 2017

haivu had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

21 Excellent

About haivu

  • Rank
    Uber Mac Geek

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Mill Creek, WA

Recent Profile Visitors

17,585 profile views
  1. I like the solutions Adam and others suggested so far. However, I am trying to think outside the box (literally and figuratively) and came up with a couple of solutions. They might or might not be what the original listener want. The first solution proposes using external storage and format it to FAT32. The external storage could be a USB key (AKA thumb drive), an old SD card that you no longer use, or an external hard drive. This solution has a couple of advantages: No permission to deal with, since FAT32 does not support it Simple to implement and use In the case of SD card: since the card is almost flushed into the Mac, you even forget that it is there The disadvantages include: Depend what you already had, you might have to spend some money One port (USB, firewire,...) is tied up In the case of SD card: the SD slot is tied up. If you need that slot often, this solution might not work well for you. Solution #2: use Dropbox. Who said Dropbox sharing has to work across different machines? Other services such as box.com, skydirve, Google Drive, might work also. Solution #3: If you have a Time Capsult (Apple's router and hard drive combo), create a common user account and connect to it.
  2. This is the only way we can deal with this problem so far: power down, then back up.
  3. Yes, we did try to plug the laptop to the power source and the external monitor, but it did not help. The battery is not removable.
  4. I am posting this for a friend: his MacBook Pro is running either Leopard or Snow Leopard and is connected to an external monitor in mirroring mode. Before leaving for a meeting, he closed the laptop's lid, yanked out all cables and took the laptop to the meeting room. Upon opening the lid, he found a black screen with the mouse pointer, but nothing else. I tried to press a few keys, but they all result in a beep. I tried the power button to no avail. My friend Tim said this situation is happening very often. Is there any suggestion we should try to troubleshoot the problem? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  5. Thank you podgirl for your reply. How do I change the name of the Apple TV? I tried by changing the name as it appear in the iTunes window, but that does not seem to change its hostname, which still is appletv.local
  6. haivu

    Recent emails

    Use the Smart Mailbox feature: Click the Mailbox > New Smart Mailbox menu Give your smart mailbox a name such as "Recent Messages" In the "Any Receipient" drop down list, select "Date Received". In the next drop down, select "is in the last", adjust the number of days to your taste and click OK
  7. I am thinking about buying another ATV for a different room. Please let me know if this is OK and how do we tell them apart? I am going to sync to just one Mac.
  8. haivu

    Recover HDD Space (Previous Systems)

    If you are looking to clean up your disk, a valuable tool is Disk Inventory X. The download is small--2.1MB. It will show you your disk with graphical presentation of your files so you can tell at a glance which files and/or directories take up the most space. http://www.derlien.com/
  9. This used to work in Leopard: defaults write com.apple.Terminal FocusFollowMouse -bool YES which makes the focus to follow the mouse pointer from one Terminal window to another. I tried this in Snow Leopard and sadly, it does not work. If you know a way to enable this feature, I appreciate it.
  10. haivu

    Can iLife 08 run on Snow Leopard?

    I don't know about iLife '08, but my iLife '06 (one that shipped with my 2006 MacBook) works with Snow Leopard. I only tried iMovie, though.
  11. UPDATE: After being locked up for a day, something caused my computer to restart and I was able to log in. Now instead of having one problem, I have two: the lock-up, which might happens in the future; and the myserious restart.
  12. This is the first time it happens to me. Last night, I switched the keyboard to Vietnamese language to chat, then I went to bed. Eventually, the screen saver kicked in, which requires me to type my user name/password to unlock. I was dismay to see that the password does not take a vowel (specifically, the letter 'a', but I think any vowel will have the same problem). That means I cannot unlock my system. I know the key combination to switch the language between English and Vietnamese: I changed it to Ctrl+Option+Command+L, but that key combo does not seem to work at the login screen. More information about the Vietnamese keyboard layout: every time we type a vowel, the vowel is highlighted, waiting for a diacritical mark such á, à, ã... I think the password box does not like this behavior. The only option for me now is to force the laptop to power down and hope everything will reset. However, before I do so, I would like to post this to see if the good citizens at MacCast can help me out. I appreciate it.
  13. haivu

    Mail with Snow Leopard

    See if this helps: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?t...27&tstart=0 In general, when you are running into a problem, try to google the error message, which was what I did.
  14. haivu

    Printer sharing

    Let me know if my tutorial helps: http://wuhrr.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/shar...leopard-how-to/
  15. haivu

    Snow Leopard UNABLE to combine PDF files

    I googled "Snow Leopard pdf combine" and found this (among many other links): http://blog.gerrior.com/?p=113