Articles posted in July, 2010

Safari 5.0.1: Opens new pages in tabs

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 • 2:39 pm

After I installed the Safari 5.0.1 update this morning and rebooted my Mac, as requested by the installer, something weird happened. Whenever I clicked on a link in another application, the page would open in a new tab in the current frontmost window in Safari, instead of opening in a new window as it used […]

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Quick Look in Snow Leopard: Where is the volume slider?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 • 3:07 pm

This one has me scratching my head every time I select an audio file or video file with a soundtrack and press Space to preview it in the Finder using Quick Look. The only controls I get for previewing the file are those: My question is simple: Where is the volume slider? There is a […]

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iPod touch battery life and iOS 4: It’s the ‘Fetch New Data’ setting

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 • 2:53 pm

After a week of real-world iPod touch usage, I just want to post a short note confirming that the problem with iOS 4 draining the iPod touch’s battery appears to be connected to the use of a specific setting that is turned on by default on the iPod after installing iOS 4. In my last […]

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iPod touch battery life and iOS 4

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 • 4:36 pm

I have owned a 2nd generation iPod touch since November 2008 and have been generally very pleased with it. There was the problem with the in-ear headphones with remote that I talked about last April, but that was a separate issue and it was successfully addressed by Apple through a free-of-charge replacement program. Truth be […]

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Mac OS X’s Finder: Can’t have two list views sorted differently

Monday, July 5th, 2010 • 9:49 am

The other day, a reader wrote to me to point out that, “in the Finder, that when I open two windows, I can’t have them using different sortings.” And sure enough, there seems to be an odd limitation, at least in Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), with Finder windows in list view. In Mac […]

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