Auto Quit: Printer

12 01 2008

Ever get annoyed by your printer queuqe staying open all the time. To stop that annoyance just right-click the icon on the Dock and select Auto Click in the menu, from now on when finished printing the document, your printer’s application will always quit.

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Time Machine: Back Up Now

10 01 2008

Ever created a file and save it? Well, I have and you want Time Machine to immediately back up the file just simply plug in your external hard drive and right-click Time Machine icon and click Back Up Now. S -I-M-P-L-E!!!





I hate kernel-panics…

26 12 2007

picture-4.pngHave any of you ever received any similar error messages like this? 2007-04-09_osx_kernel_panic.pngThis has happened to me numberous times, probably about 4 or 5. From what I hear they are called kernel-panics. Rumors report that this is because of airport issues which may have an interference with Software Updates because Apple connected Software Update with Apple’s online software update downloads page available at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/ to view some of Apple’s new software update releases. I just learned that this very minute. I was running the current version of Leopard, 10.5.1 and just installed the MacBook Firmware Update and after re-booting a screen shown in the picture above appeared fading any activity on the screen, You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button. I experienced black-screen issues forcing my computer an erase of my hard-drive. I currently own and owned a Western Digital 160 GB external hard drive for my MacBook which the latest backup was on 11/11 a week ago. My disapointment was that I had created some extremely important files including new pictures and music. But it was too late, I was into my erase process of the hard drive @ The Apple Store. When I got home I had to take my Mac OS  X Install DVD 1 which traveled with my computer in the factory and do that which was installing Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger which at the time I bought my computer was the latest version which this took about 1 and a half hours. Now I have to download 20 Software Updates (3 h)  and then I have to install Leopard (1 h 10 min.) Once I am running OS X 10.5 I have to download and install all of my software programs again taking a good 2 hours including photo programs, iLife ’08 the latest photo, movie, music, DVD software bundle, Microsoft Word 2004, The Print Shop 2 and more (4 h) and then the longest part, restoring files (photos, movies, documents, emails and music) (5 h). This was a pretty serious job and re-run causing much trouble for my computer and I. WHEW!    Share your computer troubles with us by visiting Contact Us page, we may even post them on this very website! email-grey.gif





Super Zoom in Leopard

25 12 2007

picture-23.png I was exploring and tampering with my keyboard and found like the coolest amazing trick ever. You need an external mouse with a trackball or what I call a scroll wheel. Hold the Ctrl key down while you scroll up with your trackball to zoom in. You are still able to activate and control clicks and everything in super zoom. You feel like you are inside a new world. Scroll down with the trackball until you are at your normal screen.  Merry XMAS! -Lane 





Finding Wireless Hotspots in Your Area

16 12 2007

picture-4.pngIf you do not have a wireless router, no problem! Visit http://www.jiwire.com and scroll to the box looking like this:Search hotspots anywhere in the world





Find Router Details

16 12 2007

picture-4.pngIf you control-click on the airport icon on the top menu bar you will find that the wireless device connected to the computer shows useful information about your router. If there are multiple networks in your area you can mouse-over one of the devices and then a small yellow appears to the right of it and displays 2 options.Finding Router Details