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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Okay, so I just stupidly installed the new version of Silverlight without checking which browsers its compatible with, and apparently Chrome isn't one of them. But for the life of me I can't seem to find the previous version of Silverlight anywhere, the 4.x. Oldapps.com seems to only have the windows versions.

I found this but it says it doesn't work with the newest Chrome either.

e: I tried that last link anyway and it looks like it worked. Oh well, nevermind.

vvv Yeah, was just assuming that they were listing the newest version on their site, didn't bother to check which version I had. Seems bizarre that the newest version doesn't work on Chrome anyway. Unless it just got screwy on my computer.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at Mar 23, 2012 around 18:18

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Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




Why are you using such an ancient version of Chrome anyway?

edit: oh you edited "Chrome 12" to "newest Chrome"

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Instant Sunrise posted:

I have Finder set up to open several network shares on login, is there a way to make it so that when I log in, it mounts the shares, but doesn't open up individual finder windows of each network share after mounting them?
What I do is setup an AppleScript with something like the following in it:
code:
tell application "Finder"
    try
        mount volume "smb://username:password@FQDN.to.server.com/share/"
    end try
end tell
That way, when you start up, the connecting happens in the background.

japtor
Oct 28, 2005
WELL ARNT I JUST MR. LA DE FUCKEN DA. oh yea and i suck cocks too


If you have the passwords saved I think you can also do it through Automator with "Get Specified Servers" then "Connect to Servers".

Evis
Feb 27, 2007
Flying Spaghetti Monster

Jolan posted:

I searched around and found that HiDPI might be available after installing dev tools, so I got XCode but it didn't change anything. Are there any such tools you've got installed?

I do have xcode installed but I guess this came from installing 10.7.3 from scratch on a 2010 mac mini. It actually defaulted to hidpi 960x600.

C-Euro
Mar 20, 2010

Actually, Lucy, my trouble is football. I just don't understand it. Instead of feeling happy, I feel sort of let down.

Go Lions.


My GF has an older Macbook ('06-'07) that she wants to give to her mother, but she wanted me to backup and clear all her party pictures/fetish porn/whatever before doing so. The backup was easy, but is there a command on that model for a "factory reset" so to speak? Or should I just manually delete everything that needs deleting?

wolffenstein
Aug 2, 2002
 

C-Euro posted:

My GF has an older Macbook ('06-'07) that she wants to give to her mother, but she wanted me to backup and clear all her party pictures/fetish porn/whatever before doing so. The backup was easy, but is there a command on that model for a "factory reset" so to speak? Or should I just manually delete everything that needs deleting?
Create a new account and delete the old one.

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




-edit: Wrong Thread-

C-Euro
Mar 20, 2010

Actually, Lucy, my trouble is football. I just don't understand it. Instead of feeling happy, I feel sort of let down.

Go Lions.


wolffenstein posted:

Create a new account and delete the old one.

Will that still free up hard drive space and/or un-install any programs that didn't come with the machine by default?

wolffenstein
Aug 2, 2002
 

It frees up drive space, but it won't uninstall applications. If you want to be very thorough, reinstall OS X then CMD + Q when it gets to the Setup Guide. That'll make the Mac act as if it were just taken out of the box brand new.

Softcox
Jul 13, 2004

But I will not hesitate.
Not for a second.


How do I stop Spotlight showing "Developer" results? I just use Spotlight as an app launcher and all this other crap (html, py files for example) keeping showing up too. There's no Developer category in the prefs to uncheck.

Only registered members can see post attachments!

chimz
Jul 27, 2005

In the end, that's what this election is about.   Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

Softcox posted:

How do I stop Spotlight showing "Developer" results? I just use Spotlight as an app launcher and all this other crap (html, py files for example) keeping showing up too. There's no Developer category in the prefs to uncheck.



Add /Developer (and/or Xcode.app) to your Spotlight privacy list in System Preferences. It might cut down on some of the stuff that Xcode installs.

I have a Developer category in my Spotlight prefs.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Hey, speaking of which, anyone know what #16 is?

Hiyoshi
Jun 27, 2003

The jig is up!

Martytoof posted:

Hey, speaking of which, anyone know what #16 is?



Developer.

Softcox
Jul 13, 2004

But I will not hesitate.
Not for a second.


chimz posted:

Add /Developer (and/or Xcode.app) to your Spotlight privacy list in System Preferences. It might cut down on some of the stuff that Xcode installs.

I have a Developer category in my Spotlight prefs.

There is no /Developer folder, I have the latest xcode installed from App Store. Seems like everything is contained within Xcode.app these days.

wolffenstein
Aug 2, 2002
 

Then ignore Xcode.app.

lord funk
Feb 16, 2004



All of my code documents (.h/.m files) appear under that heading, for what it's worth.

TACD
Oct 27, 2000

Proud leader of the "0.999... = 1" Army

wolffenstein posted:

It frees up drive space, but it won't uninstall applications. If you want to be very thorough, reinstall OS X then CMD + Q when it gets to the Setup Guide. That'll make the Mac act as if it were just taken out of the box brand new.
The OS disc won't reinstall iLife. But that's it. You'll want to create an account, install that and find a tool to remove the user account to truly leave it in a from-factory state.

If you have an Apple store near you and want to make an appointment there's a standard OS + iLife install they can image it with in < 10 minutes.

Softcox
Jul 13, 2004

But I will not hesitate.
Not for a second.


wolffenstein posted:

Then ignore Xcode.app.

I can do this but any other html/py/etc. files anywhere else on the file system still show up

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


C-Euro posted:

My GF has an older Macbook ('06-'07) that she wants to give to her mother, but she wanted me to backup and clear all her party pictures/fetish porn/whatever before doing so. The backup was easy, but is there a command on that model for a "factory reset" so to speak? Or should I just manually delete everything that needs deleting?

This worked perfectly for me.

cbirdsong
Sep 8, 2004

Commodore of the Apocalypso

Softcox posted:

How do I stop Spotlight showing "Developer" results? I just use Spotlight as an app launcher and all this other crap (html, py files for example) keeping showing up too. There's no Developer category in the prefs to uncheck.

Have you tried Alfred? It seems like it would suit your needs better. Free in the app store.

NOTinuyasha
Oct 17, 2006

 




Why?

gnrk
Apr 1, 2008


Safari 5.1.5 dropped.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Hope they drop 5.2 soon. It's been really stable in all my day to day use and the omnibar is awesome.

Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




Martytoof posted:

Hope they drop 5.2 soon. It's been really stable in all my day to day use and the omnibar is awesome.
I get regular "crashes" (when it fails to load the content of a tab, the browser doesn't actually go down) but that's usually when I have ~20 tabs trying to load at once.

I'm more surprised that there hasn't been an update to the 5.2 beta yet. If I remember correctly, previous Safari developer previews often had multiple iterations.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Hmm. I've had that too, now that you mention it, but I just attributed it to my lovely rear end ISP. I stand corrected then.

Binary Badger
Oct 11, 2005

Trolling Link for a decade


Adobe recently released PhotoShop CS6 beta, right?

The system requirements say you must be running a minimum of 10.6.8, have at least 1 GB RAM, and here's the stickler- you must have a minimum of 512MB VRAM.

So basically Adobe just gave both middle fingers up to all Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 21.5 inch Late 2011 iMac users. Because, guess what.. none of these can ever be upgraded to more what they currently have, which is either 256 / 384 MB of non-dedicated VRAM to boot.

Oh, sure, they have the option to just stick with Creative Suite 5.x which only needs 256 MB VRAM, but I can see a lot of Mac laptop owners getting PO'ed about Adobe dropping support in their latest and greatest software for their particular machine.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




I wonder if this is a hard "minimum" or just whether it will run with less, albeit in some degraded manner.

Macintosh
Jun 28, 2008



I haven't downloaded the beta but doesn't Photoshop CS6 edit videos now too? I'm guessing that if you're just editing photos, it should run alright. Right?

ptier
Jul 2, 2007

Back off man, I'm a scientist.


Binary Badger posted:

Adobe recently released PhotoShop CS6 beta, right?

The system requirements say you must be running a minimum of 10.6.8, have at least 1 GB RAM, and here's the stickler- you must have a minimum of 512MB VRAM.

So basically Adobe just gave both middle fingers up to all Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 21.5 inch Late 2011 iMac users. Because, guess what.. none of these can ever be upgraded to more what they currently have, which is either 256 / 384 MB of non-dedicated VRAM to boot.

Oh, sure, they have the option to just stick with Creative Suite 5.x which only needs 256 MB VRAM, but I can see a lot of Mac laptop owners getting PO'ed about Adobe dropping support in their latest and greatest software for their particular machine.

I wonder if that is just for the Beta, and after they tweak it, the requirements will come down. Otherwise I know a bunch of clients that are going to have a poo poo fit.

Shmoogy
Mar 21, 2007


taste posted:

I haven't downloaded the beta but doesn't Photoshop CS6 edit videos now too? I'm guessing that if you're just editing photos, it should run alright. Right?

It's just basic video editing-- Lightroom 4 can do it as well, and it runs fine on my macbook air.

NESguerilla
Jun 5, 2005

Clunk Clunk Clunk clunk


It's loving mind blowing to me that OSX doesn't keep a clipboard history. I can't count how many times I have spent time writing something just to have a brain fart and copy something else so it's gone forever. I guess there are apps that will keep a clipboard history out there, but why is this not a standard feature?

wolffenstein
Aug 2, 2002
 

It's not a standard feature in any OS.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




It's a standard "feature" on certain Linux distributions, but that's not really fair to say since it's just an application or widget that comes preinstalled and runs at startup by default. I'm sure there are any number of apps that do that on OSX, just none of them come preinstalled.

TACD
Oct 27, 2000

Proud leader of the "0.999... = 1" Army

Binary Badger posted:

Adobe recently released PhotoShop CS6 beta, right?

...
That seems really dumb and a super-great way of ensuring that a lot of your customers are hard-locked out of purchasing an upgrade to your product. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Well, what happens right now when you try to launch it on a Mac with sub-minimum specs? Will it refuse to launch, does it just give a warning, or what?

Didion
Mar 16, 2009


Sometimes, on Lion, while browsing the cursor will end up invisible, all it takes to fix it is a quick reboot of safari but what is it that causes this?

Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




Didion posted:

Sometimes, on Lion, while browsing the cursor will end up invisible, all it takes to fix it is a quick reboot of safari but what is it that causes this?
I get this occasionally as well and it always seems to be related to watching Flash videos. I've written it off as a Flash bug. I can usually get the cursor to come back by changing window focus.

Binary Badger
Oct 11, 2005

Trolling Link for a decade


Martytoof posted:

Well, what happens right now when you try to launch it on a Mac with sub-minimum specs? Will it refuse to launch, does it just give a warning, or what?

Running it on a mid 2009 MacBook with 8 GB of RAM, SSD, 10.7.3. And it's got only an nVidia 9400M w/256MB. No warnings, but sometimes crashes mysteriously without provocation, sometimes while using the context-aware effects, sometimes just in a simple Gaussian blur, but I'm not an artist that could push the limits of PS.

I'm seeing it as an excuse to deny support to anyone who didn't spend big bucks on their laptop/desktop, because as soon as you admit you don't have 512MB of VRAM they'll go on you and blame your problems on not meeting minimum system requirements.

Edit: and where's that super de duper blur reversal routine they showed off at PhotoShop World? I know they semi faked it but why show off such a major feature in front of thousands of professional artists yet not loving include it on a late beta?!

Binary Badger fucked around with this message at Mar 27, 2012 around 02:49

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Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Star War Sex Butt posted:

I get this occasionally as well and it always seems to be related to watching Flash videos. I've written it off as a Flash bug. I can usually get the cursor to come back by changing window focus.

I get this too and figured it was because I had an unsup video card (well, unsup everything). If you can't find your cursor to switch window focus I found the cursor will come back if you just enter Mission Control, which I conveniently have mapped to one of the buttons on my mouse. Easier than trying to fumble around.

Although you can just cmd-tab through so nevermind

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