A few people have noticed a problem in Snow Leopard where depending on the view being used, the Finder may not properly manage files on shared SMB resources. Specifically, when in column view in the Finder, while files and folders can be created and deleted, folders cannot be renamed. In some instances doing this leads to the Finder crashing and relaunching but for the most part folders just will not rename.… Read more
Yesterday we discussed a problem where people were not able to invoke the large-type window for displaying full-screen contact information via the Address Book dashboard widget. While one possibility could be the aforementioned problems with the widget and Dashboard itself, since this problem has to do only with the Address Book widget for many people it indicates an error with the Address Book components, including the framework, the Address Book application, and the widget itself.… Read more
Some people are reporting that after upgrading to Snow Leopard their Address Book dashboard widget is no longer functioning properly. The widget will open and you can search for contacts properly, but when you try to present a phone number in large text by clicking on it the number will not display.… Read more
When you connect to a computer on the network, by default it will try to connect using the "Guest" account which, if enabled on the remote computer, will allow you to view public resources such as the Public folder in users' home folders. Sometimes, and especially after running certain programs, you may see the computer try to connect using a bizarre username besides "Guest".… Read more
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.… Read more
OS X has a built in mouse acceleration curve which most people get accustomed to; however, in some instances having acceleration for mouse input can be frustrating. There are several tools and utilities available for managing the acceleration curve in OS X, which can help you customize how your mouse behaves globally as well as for specific applications.… Read more
Apple has updated a few knowledgebase articles which may be useful for people trying to set up and use their Macs. The recent updates cover a number of topics, including adding shared windows printers, protecting files on MobileMe iDisks, using multiple iPods with one computer, and information on the new iFrame format in iMovie '09.… Read more
Programmers have mostly overcome a crucial hurdle to releasing a beta version of Chrome for the Mac, printing support, but several Windows 7 features won't make the cut for the present 4.x version of Chrome.
The Mac printing support is now added, according to the Google browser's issue-tracking system, though there are "minor remaining issues" and the new features aren't yet distributed with the software.
Google has cited Mac printing support as one holding back a Mac version of the browser. Mac support is important for the company's ambitions to spread the browser … Read more
When you set the volume of your system to a certain level, this setting should be preserved when you reboot your system or log out and back in. Despite this, some people have reported a problem where the computer will not save these settings, and will either revert back to another volume level or be set to mute.… Read more