Tuesday, September 26, 2006

ATPM 11.08 - How To: Is Your Memory Failing?

ATPM 11.08 - How To: Is Your Memory Failing?:

Great information on testing your Mac's memory in single-user mode. Memory failure is a common kernel panic problem.

Here's another great link on the same subject at Macworld:


inessential.com: Flash Crash? WebKit Crash? Both?

inessential.com: Flash Crash? WebKit Crash? Both?:

"2   ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin  
0x06b14140 Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 47880"

I've had recurring Safari crashes that are quite annoying. Most of them appear related to the Flash Player plug (both version 8 and 9 for OS X); they all appear similar to the crash report line above.

Apparently, it's a bug in Webkit, FLash, or some synergistic malfunction. Safari crashes about 5 or more times a day. And it's weird, because though it says it has crashed I still have to force quit Safari.

Macworld: Mac 911: Auto-changing iPhoto 6 desktop pictures

Macworld: Mac 911: Auto-changing iPhoto 6 desktop pictures: If you run into this issue, there are a couple of easy workarounds to rotate iPhoto pics.

First, use iPhoto, select an album, then hit the Desktop button in iPhoto. This will open System Prefs, allowing you to randomize your iPhoto selection. However, this does not seem to work for mulitple monitors (only the main), and the selection is not auto-updating. You'll have to repeat the process if you add other photos you want rotated.

The other way is a little more complicated and requires some .plist hacking. See the link above. Using this method, multiple monitors should be able to use the same photos.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Missing iCal animated alarm clock

Restore a missing iCal animated alarm clock : If you find that your animated alarm clock is missing from the iCal reminder dialog, you'll need to go into Quicktime prefs and select to allow Flash under the Advanced tab.

The iCal scheduler application will need restarting by logging out and back in again.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Quickly set "Always Open With"

Macworld: Mac OS X Hints: Quickly set Always Open With app:

"Proceed as if you were going to open the document using the contextual menu, but don’t select Open With just yet. Instead, press and hold the Option key down. Just as with the top-level menus, holding down the Option key reveals choices that aren’t normally visible. In this case, Open With changes to read Always Open With. So that’s it—select Always Open With, scroll down to find the application you’d like to use, and release the mouse. Bingo! You’ve now set the Always Open With application for the selected document (or documents, if you highlight more than one)."