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Member since 19 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
And if u don't like the apple informative - pic 1; pic 2; pic 3; etc - Try Sharpshooter, it allows naming screenshots on the fly. Helps when looking for items later.
Member since 05 Aug 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
..Ive not used 'sharpshooter', mm. Ive been using 'grab' which also allows saving with a filename.
Hey guys, here's a newletter I get:
It covers windoz as well as mac stuff on keeping your pc safe and backed up... so might be of interest to some.
Have not used any Malware stuff on my Mac in the last 6 years but will continue with my Back Up procedure, as i have had a hardware failure.Check out Superduper - it is the way to go.So we can safely leave the virus scene to the Microsoft world, i reckon. If one does safe surfing there is little point in virus software at this time, unless you have a need to slow your on line experience.
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
Personally I just use "Time Machine"
And like majorminor says "leave the virus scene to the Microsoft world"
Actually guys that link was to something a bit more than the basics. Sure you can back up to an external drive but say if your house burns down or you get burgled - the drive goes with it.. so the article covers off site back ups.
I agree entirely re - the virus stuff.. but I recently had a reminder when a friend (a windoze user) bought a mac. They need a virus checker because they share files all the time with workmates who uses windoze. They want to ensure they dont pass a windoze virus on via their mac files.
Luckily I dont have that factor to consider so dont bother either. Anyway the windoze users should have virus checkers on their PCs..so why should a mac user worry.
Actually re. burglars the article has a mention of '..Prey is a wonderful, free, open-source tool that can help you track down and (potentially) recover your stolen Mac, Windows PC, or smartphone. ..' (I must admint I haven't looked into this.. but it's there if you want to.)
.. and theres the bit on keeping your Mac light weight.. I did look into that and used a program called 'mainmenu' which tidied up a heap of stuff. It also cleaned out my picasa folders.. so I had to let picasa re-created them. (oops.)
copy or move.
Recently we've lent an old mac laptop to a windoze user to try. He may buy it if he likes the new system. One thing he had trouble with was moving files.. as they are usually copied with a simple drag.
I've told him about using the apple (Command) key.. though I've got into the habit of opening two finder windows and drag across in that way ie from current location to intending location.
Just wondered what you guys do..?
Did use Fiwi for a while - NZ software guy - worked well, but have recently been trialling TotalFinder which seems to have come of age. Command U gives 2 window view which allows dragging to another location on the Mac or copying if destination is somewhere off of the HD, or using Command Key to Move the file and release at destination.
BB i have 2 bay SOHO tank which allows rotation of off site HD which i keep at Sis in Laws place and also a Time Capsule for chasing Historical versions of a particular file - bit paranoid i know, but has helped me a couple of times in 4 years.
That 'totalfinder' looks useful, mm. I guess you must be running snow leopard. Have you found big benefits or improvements over 10.5 ?
'..bit paranoid..' I think in computing especially with important data being paranoid is not a bad thing. Sounds like a good back up system you've got.
Just been looking at a program called 'littlesnapper'.
It takes snapshots of web pages... including the bits out of sight that you normally scroll to see. I just tested it on grownups and yep - it got the entire page.
It also has an inbuilt library system for web page pics. The free version only allows storage of only up to 30 pics but it has a image export function.
BB - Spent best part of a year doing posts on a Mac site and ended up with 280 screenshots in Skitch. Great for postings links and pics - see here;
and Yes i have Snow Leopard 10.6 with its extra features, smaller footprint on HD and cleaner code. As it is a lot cheaper than 10.5 so not a major in terms of upgrade cost.
Have LittleSnapper but mainly use it for obscuring logons etc which i choose not to post. Nice App
Member since 17 Dec 2007
Member from Te Awanga
gawd u guys.... ive purchased an imac desktop.... saw this discussion and thought "yes i need to read this".... well.... like the alphabet it all needs learning.... but hey im still learning A even B is beyond me yet.... so ive no idea what any of your discussions are about.... but will keep on eye on it.... so keep adding
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