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    Crash and restart

    Update: My insinuation that I was making progress was very premature. I had one freeze end of day Friday (to which I threw papers around the room and just shut it down for the weekend), one freeze today and one kernel panic. It's a bit like driving a car with an electrical problem. It works when it wants to...
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    windows on mac in apple store

    That sounds like a catch-22 to me. I think it's great that they are promoting their capabilities, but it incites apple preference doesn't it? What version of windows did they choose for the machine? Windows XP or 2000? Can't you boot Linux on a mac also? Why wouldn't they demo that capability They have one in our Phoenix apple store.
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    Crash and restart

    I have replaced my keyboard. The mouse I got from an even newer G5 machine and was swapped out about 2 weeks ago (or so) so I've ruled it out because I've had this problem for a number of months. In fact, the more I think about it, I can remember this computer restarting to just the spotlight portion of the menu and freezing from as long as 10-12 months ago... I'll just keep at it. Thank you all for your suggestions. My computer didn't freeze or crash yesterday so... 1 tally mark. Jonathan
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    Crash and restart

    First: Thats a good suggestion. Though, this computer is only regularly connected to a keyboard, a mouse, a dual monitor rig, and an ethernet cable. I have not connected my ipod or the digital camera today, and it didn't crash today. I don't believe it is the external devices, but I'm not going to rule it out until it crashes without any other external devices connected. Thank you for the suggestion! Second: Testing the processor and RAM are part of the full test done by TechTool PRO 4 and the machine passed all of its tests. That was actually one of the first things I ruled out. Before testing the RAM I removed the extra RAM we had added and tested the computer with the RAM that it was shipped with. Also, I replaced that RAM with a completely brand new set of dimms and ran the test again to make sure that it wasn't the RAM. RAM. I have not ran the apple hardware test off of the first install disc though. Do you think it might find something that TechTool PRO 4 didn't?
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    Crash and restart

    To start with. This is a business machine, and neither I or my IT guy can figure out what on earth is going on. I'm hoping someone can help me so I don't have to do an full erase and install. Here's the history to this point: My work machine is a G5 tower dual 2ghz. While working (graphic design and print production) I've experienced both, all out freezes and "Kernal Panics" ("you need to restart your computer"). Each time this happens and I have to hold down the power button to restart, my machine doesn't complete a full restart. It will restart up to the point that I get the desktop background and just the portion of the menu that has the spotlight symbol in it. Then it stops. The only way I can get my machine back up is by restarting in safe mode (shift key) and then restarting from safe mode into regular mode. The problem has existed for a number of months, but just got seriously worse in the past 3 weeks. Here's what I've done to try to fix this: I've disabled all login items. I've removed all unnecessary software and media (music, video, docs, etc). I've ran a disk check, I've repaired permissions (I only have one user account on the machine), I've ran the latest version of Tech Tool Pro 4. I've also ran an archive and install using the original OS X Discs. Nothing. If you have any suggestions for me, or need more information before offering up suggestions, please respond and help me get my professional life back. I would appreciate any assistance you can offer. Regards, Jonathan
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    Request: specific OS X Shortcuts

    Thanks for the tips guys Ultimately I believe I was looking for a shortcut to expand all folders in the parent window open (not a folder selected and all if its' sub folders) but I think I may be searching for a white whale... Jonathan
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    Request: specific OS X Shortcuts

    Thank You so much. I'm still stuck on the other though. One down, one to go...
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    Request: specific OS X Shortcuts

    I am searching for 2 shortcuts and have yet to find them anywhere. I did an extensive search of the forums and wasn't able to find them so I apologise if this request is a duplicate post... Ok. You know the pill shaped button in the upper right-hand corner of a window that simplifies it? Is there a keyboard shortcut for that? Also, when viewing the contents of a window in list form (apple + 2) is there a keyboard shortcut to expand all folders to quickly see which folders have content and which don't? Thanks guys.