Tag: osx

Illustrator Opening/Saving Files Very Slowly

One of our designers was having a problem with Illustrator CS3 opening and saving files very, very slowly on her brand-new Intel iMac. After Googling for about an hour I found the answer hidden in a cached forum on Google. I wish I could link to the original post but I'm afraid the page is …

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Fix for InDesign CS3 constantly crashing when launched from PMP

Scott taught me this one. Well, actually, Scott taught Kris and Kris taught me. Every now and then PMP will be unable to open InDesign documents. Easy fix. Just delete from… /Macintosh HD/Users/[username]/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version 5.0 …the following two items… InDesign Recovery (folder) InDesign SavedData (file) …works fine. This fix is for CS3 only, CS2 has …

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Mac Screenshot Keyboard Shortcuts

Screenshot on a mac…¬† Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop¬† Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop¬† Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save …

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Add Eject Menu to Mac Menu Bar

To add an eject menu to the Mac OSX menu bar go to HD/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu, double click that and you can eject your cd tray from the menu bar. Wonderful! (especially for those of us that don't have an eject button on the keyboard) Also, to remove the menu once it's installed hold down the …

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Sharing Files with Macs

File this under: Good to know. After reading a whole bunch of mac-hacks trying to figure out how to get SMB/CIFS (Samba) to work I finally found out what the problem was. When configured as a domain controller, Windows Server 2003 encrypts all connections to shared folders. Mac OSX does not support that encryption. Kris …

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Vista/OSX Interop Episode 1

I had to edit the registry to make Vista able to see a Mac (Apple OS X 10.3) file share. Changed… HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlLsaLMCompatibilityLevel … to 1.