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  1. Dayjob Dave

    Intuit + Bank of America finally broke Quicken 2005?

    I am using Quicken 2007 and have never been able to download Bank of America Visa data via either Webconnect or a downloaded QIF file. It will not allow me to use an existing account via Webconnect (I'm now up to "Credit Card 2 at Bank of America" - my third account for my Visa card) and the QIF only brings in the name of the vendor and date but not the amount. I don't use this card much and since the AMEX QIF download works flawlessly I haven't bothered to deal with Intuit Support.
  2. Dayjob Dave

    Intuit + Bank of America finally broke Quicken 2005?

    I am using Quicken 2007 and have never been able to download Bank of America Visa data via either Webconnect or a downloaded QIF file. It will not allow me to use an existing account via Webconnect (I'm now up to "Credit Card 2 at Bank of America" - my third account for my Visa card) and the QIF only brings in the name of the vendor and date but not the amount. I don't use this card much and since the AMEX QIF download works flawlessly I haven't bothered to deal with Intuit Support.
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    Parallels for Mac

    I have tried to devote more of my HD space to Parallels but I have only been able to increase the size of the unused partition set aside for Parallels. How can I adjust the relative size of the partitions for Parallels - or eliminate the partition entirely? I am speaking of the partition within Parallels, not the partition that the Mac devotes to Parallels.
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    Parallels for Mac

    Wow - there is some intimidating (to me) stuff on the Gnome/Gparted site! I've got some studying to do.
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    Parallels for Mac

    A virtual hard drive file.
  6. I have tried everything I can think of from resetting networks, reset all, reboot, start the old phone and turn off bluetooth. Any other ideas? It just keeps searching without discovering the headset.
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    Default Application

    On some of my excel files, when I double click on them the Office Excel within Parallels attempts to start up to open the file. Which takes forever. How can I reset the file to only use the Mac version of Excel? I do right click to use "Open with" but would like to avoid the extra step.
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    New Audio Buzz from MBP

    Wow, sounds quite unsolvable. While I normally have a couple peripherals plugged into the Display, I ran the experiment with nothing but the Display USB cable plugged into the MBP - still 60HZ buzz. Ok, let me add another piece to the puzzle. The problems seems to have coincided with removal of a malfunctioning APS battery backup unit. It was sensing power dips that were not happening so I plugged the power strip directly to the wall and disconnected the APC. But still... without the Cinema power supply even plugged in, I'm getting the buzz? BTW, thanks for all the info!
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    New Audio Buzz from MBP

    I have the headphone jack audio out connected to a stereo and just recently it began an annoying buzz. The exact same cable chain is plugged into an iPod cradle with no problems, so the trouble is with the Mac Book Pro itself. Sounds like something not grounded, but never had a problem before. Any ideas?
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    New Audio Buzz from MBP

    OK, this is weird. I ran through the steps you recommend and it turned out to be the USB cable from the Cinema Display power adapter. But the buzz continues even with the adapter UNPLUGGED.
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    New Audio Buzz from MBP

    Oops. Wrong! I tried removing the dock, plugged everything back directly into the MBP and the hum is back.
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    New Audio Buzz from MBP

    Thanks - it is the Bookendz docking station. No problem when connected directly.
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    iChat font

    Appears to not be a problem when using Trillian on PC
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    iChat font

    When IMing to a PC user using AIM from my Mac using iChat, the font appears huge to the PC, but normal on my screen. Any fixes?
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    Quickbooks and emulators

    Haven't seen anybody replying - I would just backup to the stick again (maybe format it first) then restore to the Mac. I do this all the time, mostly without a problem.
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    Difficulty receiving SMS pictures

    When receiving pictures on SMS from non-iPhones, I receive a message that "I sent you a multimedia message. You can view my message via the web at www.viewmymessage.com..." with a message ID and password. All of this works, but what do I need to do to receive pictures more easily?
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    Quickbooks 2009 for Mac?

    I want to make one more move away from the Windoze PC world. I have been using Quickbooks on a PC and Parallels on a Mac for many years. I have seen some pros and cons on the Mac version that is finally available, but looks like I can convert my years of old files to the Mac version. Comments?
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    Difficulty receiving SMS pictures

    The only reasonably certain way has been to use a PC for me. Maybe I'll at least try Parallels.
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    Intermittent Shutdown MacBook 15"

    I discovered a problem with the 13"MB where unexpected shutdowns were cured with a firmware update. No such info exists on the 15" (yet?). Updated software, but still getting problem when running on battery. Ideas?
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    Display Question

    Due to work issues, I am stuck having to use a Dell laptop for Lotus Notes. I have an Apple HD Cinema 23" display that I use for my MacBook Pro. Is there any way of taking the display output from the Dell and somehow through a hardware device of some sort, combine outputs so I can simultaneously see the output from both computers on the same screen? Maybe devote the entire screen to the Mac with a small window devoted to the Dell?
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    Display Question

    I tried both COTVNC and Cord - no luck with either. In both cases connection timed out. I'm pretty sure it's the encryption hardware that is messing up.
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    Display Question

    I was just using Finder/Go/Connect to Server as Graham had suggested.
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    Display Question

    Thanks - I gave Real VPN a try but couldn't get it to work. I'm pretty sure the reason is that I had to encrypt my hard drive (Guardian Technologies) as required by the company I am in contract with. Any other ideas?
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    Time Capsule Reviews

    I'm considering Time Capsule for the home network. Four Macs and a PC all 802n capable (heard of some speed issues with g and . I have Airport Extreme Base Station but need another Ext HD so I figured Time Capsule is the way to go. I have a Epson Stylus Photo which won't work plugged directly into the Base Station, but is network accessible when plugged into my MBP.
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    File Compression

    Yeah, pretty much - Version 7. I have since moved on to Photomechanic and Nikon Capture NX.
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