Sunday, July 31, 2011

OS X Lion - Apple Support How-To Troubleshooting Document Updates

Apple Support How-To Troubleshooting Document Updates

OS X Lion: Installer reports "This disk cannot be used to start up your computer"

OS X Lion: Can I use AirDrop with my computer?

OS X Lion: About Auto Save and Versions

OS X Lion: Using FileVault 2 and Lion Recovery

OS X Lion: Diagnostic & Usage

OS X Lion: About wired and wireless keyboards

OS X v10.6, OS X Lion: Cannot install Mac OS X v10.6 or later on a volume used (now or prev) by Time Machine for backups

OS X Lion: Application icon has a prohibitory sign, or "PowerPC applications are no longer supported" appears

OS X Lion: iTunes opens to "created by a newer version" alert

OS X Lion: About Windows Migration Assistant

OS X Lion: About FileVault 2

OS X Lion: FileVault 2 and network users

Accessing 802.1X networks in OS X Lion

Known Issues with Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

OS X Lion's Internet Recovery tool is one more nail in the DVD's coffin

Onyx 2.4.0b2 BETA for Lion

Lion Cache Cleaner

TinkerTool v4.6 (adds 10.7 support)

MacFixit OSX Lion 10.7 Questions and Answers - The Computer Guy, Seattle

Q&A: MacFixIt Answers, Lion edition   July 28, 2011
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20085006-263/q-a-macfixit-answers-lion-edition/?tag=mncol;txt
Question: Sharing data between operating systems in a dual-boot environment
Question: Extract Rosetta from Snow Leopard for use in Lion?

Question: Installing Lion on multiple machines

Question: How to re-download the Lion installer

Question: Installing Lion on a Mac being sold

Question: Performing a clean install with OS X Lion

 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mac OSX Lion 10.7 MacWorld Links

MacWorld - OS X Lion: The Complete MacWorld Review
http://www.macworld.com/article/161026/2011/07/osx_lion_review.html

Macworld - Installing Lion: Our complete guide
http://www.macworld.com/article/161064/2011/07/installing_lion_complete_guide.html

MacWorld - How to make Lion more like Snow Leopard
http://www.macworld.com/article/161357/2011/07/how_to_make_lion_more_like_snow_leopard.html

MacWorld - Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility
http://www.macworld.com/article/161308/2011/07/lion_app_compat.html

MacWorld - Upgrading to Lion at an Apple Store
http://www.macworld.com/article/161305/2011/07/lion_apple_store.html

MacWorld - Mac 911: The 5-minute Lion Configuration
http://www.macworld.com/article/161247/2011/07/5minute_lion_config.html

MacWorld - Installing Lion: What you need to know
http://www.macworld.com/article/161065/2011/07/installing_lion_what_you_need_to_know.html

MacWorld - Hands on with Lion Recovery
http://www.macworld.com/article/161088/2011/07/hands_on_lion_recovery_mode.html

MacWorld - How to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive
http://www.macworld.com/article/161069/2011/07/make_a_bootable_lion_installer.html

MacWorld - Installing Lion: Our complete guide
http://www.macworld.com/article/161064/2011/07/installing_lion_complete_guide.html

MacWorld - Should you do a "clean install" of Lion?
http://www.macworld.com/article/161203/2011/07/should_you_clean_install_lion.html

Macworld - How to install Lion over Leopard
http://www.macworld.com/article/161087/2011/07/install_lion_over_leopard.html

MacWorld - Get your Mac ready for Lion
http://www.macworld.com/article/160943/2011/07/get_your_mac_ready_for_lion.html

MacWorld Mac 911: Last word on Lion and application compatibility
http://www.macworld.com/article/160783/2011/06/lion_app_last.html

MacWorld Mac 911: Lion compatibility; native or not?
http://www.macworld.com/article/160626/2011/06/native_not.html

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Mac OSX Lion 10..7 MacWorld Links

MacWorld - OS X Lion: The Complete MacWorld Review
http://www.macworld.com/article/161026/2011/07/osx_lion_review.html

Macworld - Installing Lion: Our complete guide
http://www.macworld.com/article/161064/2011/07/installing_lion_complete_guide.html

MacWorld - How to make Lion more like Snow Leopard
http://www.macworld.com/article/161357/2011/07/how_to_make_lion_more_like_snow_leopard.html

MacWorld - Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility
http://www.macworld.com/article/161308/2011/07/lion_app_compat.html

MacWorld - Upgrading to Lion at an Apple Store
http://www.macworld.com/article/161305/2011/07/lion_apple_store.html

MacWorld - Mac 911: The 5-minute Lion Configuration
http://www.macworld.com/article/161247/2011/07/5minute_lion_config.html

MacWorld - Installing Lion: What you need to know
http://www.macworld.com/article/161065/2011/07/installing_lion_what_you_need_to_know.html

MacWorld - Hands on with Lion Recovery
http://www.macworld.com/article/161088/2011/07/hands_on_lion_recovery_mode.html

MacWorld - How to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive
http://www.macworld.com/article/161069/2011/07/make_a_bootable_lion_installer.html

MacWorld - Installing Lion: Our complete guide
http://www.macworld.com/article/161064/2011/07/installing_lion_complete_guide.html

MacWorld - Should you do a "clean install" of Lion?
http://www.macworld.com/article/161203/2011/07/should_you_clean_install_lion.html

Macworld - How to install Lion over Leopard
http://www.macworld.com/article/161087/2011/07/install_lion_over_leopard.html

MacWorld - Get your Mac ready for Lion
http://www.macworld.com/article/160943/2011/07/get_your_mac_ready_for_lion.html

MacWorld Mac 911: Last word on Lion and application compatibility
http://www.macworld.com/article/160783/2011/06/lion_app_last.html

MacWorld Mac 911: Lion compatibility; native or not?
http://www.macworld.com/article/160626/2011/06/native_not.html

Apple releases $69 USB Lion Installer
http://www.macworld.com/article/161769/2011/08/apple_releases_69_usb_lion_installer.html

Apple Store Link - $69 USB Lion Installer
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD256?mco=MjQ1MzkyMDY

Apple releases 10.7.1 Lion update
http://www.macworld.com/article/161781/2011/08/apple_releases_10_7_1_lion_update.html

About the OS X Lion v10.7.1 Update
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4764

Is your printer compatible with Lion?
http://www.macworld.com/article/161696/2011/08/how_to_find_out_if_your_printer_is_compatible_with_lion.html

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Friday, July 22, 2011

AllExperts Question July 2011, PowerMac G4 can not modify CD-RW

My AllExperts Mac OSX Q&A   http://en.allexperts.com/q/Macintosh-OS-1063/indexExp_16292.htm

Q:

PowerMac G4 - OSX 10.4.11

I cannot modify a CDRW  even though I am the administrator . Get Info shows my name as owner
the read write is dimmed, the access is dimmed, the Ignore Ownership is checked but I still have no  control over the the disk.It tells me it cannot be modified. What gives

A:

Internal CD drive? - look in System Profiler and check the Disc Burning - the drive may not be a CD-RW drive.
Can't modify A CD-RW? Or ANY CD-RW?
Have you ever been able to do this?
If you have, what brand was able to be modified? Using the same brand now?
Was the CD-RW created on your computer? Was it created on a Mac? If created on a PC, there can be problems with modification, or it can be locked.
I would test with a New Blank CD-RW and test.
Highlight the CD-RW and get info. Uncheck Ignore Ownership, close Get Info, open it again, and see if the options have changed.
You can look up your computer's specs at   http://everymac.com

Start up in Safe Mode (shift key down)  check the status -  there may be non apple software interfering.
Open Disk Utility (utilities folder) and see what it says about the CD

Doing monthly maintenance is a good idea.
I use AppleJack most frequently  
http://www.macworld.com/article/135377/2008/09/applejack15.html

Good Luck
David Anders
The Computer Guy, Seattle
Fremont, Ballard, Queen Anne, Magnolia

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

AllExperts Mac OSX question July 2011 Mac Mini Desktop Icons and Erratic Mouse

My AllExperts Mac OSX Q&A   http://en.allexperts.com/q/Macintosh-OS-1063/indexExp_16292.htm

Q:

My PC is mac mini, OS X.4.11.
An odd anomaly has begun when I boot up the PC.
All icons on desktop have enlargened to max size, the text within
is enormous, folders the same. If I shut down and restart, 4 or 5 times, 3the problem vanishes, only to return again.

SIMULTANEOUSLY, my apple pro optical mouse has begun to
be quirky, the cursor leaps and jumps around, settles down, then
gets wacky again for 2 or 3 minutes. I have never seen this quirkiness before and don't know how to troubleshoot it !

A:

Running a monthly maintenance utility is one of my main recommendations - Mac or Windows.
On Mac, I prefer AppleJack. It runs in Single User Mode (white text on a black screen). This allows it to run fsck (file system check) the same utility that Safe Mode runs at atartup and Disk Utility runs on hard drives other than the current startup drive.
AppleJack review  http://www.macworld.com/article/135377/2008/09/applejack15.html
AppleJack download   http://applejack.sourceforge.net/

Another option is YASU (yet another system utility)

The size of the Finder Desktop Folders is set in the Desktop View Options under View menu
If you change the settings to your preference without any other programs running and no Finder Windows open and restart the Mac it may fix it.
OR delete the com.apple.desktop.plist in your USER > LIBRARY > PREFERENCES  folder

The flaky mouse is most likely a dying battery.
Second mostly likely a less than ideal surface - try a manila folder.
Third most likely, the mouse needs replacing.
Fourth, the lense on the bottom needs cleaning.
SEE   http://www.google.com/search?q=osx+erratic+wireless+mouse

Good Luck
David Anders
The Computer Guy, Seattle
Ballard, Queen Anne, Fremont, Magnolia

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