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About kevanp

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    Safari not downloading

    John Good call. Many thanks. Speed Download wasn't installed (I'd already removed it and all its associated files). However PDF Browser Plugin and AdobePDFViewer were in the Internet Plug-Ins folder. I removed these, and PDFs now behave: they open in Safari, and they can be saved from there to wherever you choose. And I've just fathomed why there's no 'Open in 32-bit mode' check-box for the Safari app: my wife's computer has an Intel Core Duo CPU, not Core 2 Duo. So it cannot operate in 64-bit mode. Cheers Kevan
  2. kevanp

    Safari not downloading

    Safari is exhibiting weird behaviour on my wife's computer – and a bunch of other people's too, judging from the Apple support community. When she clicks a link to download something (a PDF, for example, or a DMG) she gets the progress indicator in the address bar, showing that something is happening, and then a black Safari window at the end of the process, but with nothing actually having downloaded. She is using my old MacBook Pro (17" 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo), with OS X 10.6.8, and Safari 5.1.2. I have the identical operating system and Safari versions, but have no problem! The only difference is that my MacBook Pro is a 17" 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7. Someone elsewhere has suggested opening Safari in 32-bit mode. But when I 'Get Info' on the app on my wife's computer, there is no "Open in 32-bit mode" check box. When I do the same on my computer, you guessed it, there is a check box (though I haven't had to check it). Can anyone please throw any light on the problem? Oh, forgot to mention that I have tried: 1. Discarding the preference files, and the entire Safari folder in the ~/Library folder 2. Booting into a different user 3. Re-downloading and re-installing the Safari app. None of this has made any difference. All plausible suggestions welcome! Thanks, Kevan
  3. I thought I'd share a discovery I just made regarding TV Shows not showing up on my iPad 2. I work in video, and wanted to copy some of my work to my new iPad from my MacBook Pro. First I encoded the videos to a format that iTunes and the iPad would understand. The H.264 codec is the best to use, in either QuickTime format (.mov file suffix), or MPEG-4 (.mp4). I then imported them into iTunes, to be able to copy them onto the iPad. In iTunes I selected the videos, gave them a name, and using the Get Info dialog (Command I), under the Options tab, set the Media Kind to TV Show (which is the available option closest to what they are). The videos then show up, logically, under TV Shows in the selection panel on the left in the iTunes window. The sync with my iPad seemed to work fine: I have Sync TV Shows set to automatically include all episodes of all shows. But, when I looked under TV Shows in the Videos app on the iPad: nothing! I was convinced the files had copied over. In iTunes on the Mac they were all showing up listed in TV Shows within the iPad section under Devices. And the amount of video content shown in the iPad Capacity bar in iTunes confirmed it. I did a search on the iPad for one of the programmes, and sure enough, there it was. It just wasn't showing up in the Videos app. Then I looked at the listing of TV Shows on the Mac, in iTunes, and I noticed that all the new files had names... but no Shows! So I added show titles -- anything will do -- again using the Get Info dialog, resynced the iPad, and voila: there they all were, listed under TV Shows in the Videos app. I hope this might prove useful to someone who has created and imported a video into iTunes, but hasn't thought about giving it a Show name.