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Offline emc

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Mac self help group
« on: November 10, 2009, 08:49:40 AM »
A place for us mac users to help each other and pass on info too.

This is a great website with lots of info on capturing pics, etc with a mac.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/screencapturemac/Screen_Capture_Utilities_for_Macintosh.htm
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 09:09:24 AM »
I use SnapProX, but the Screentool looks interesting. And cheaper. I don't know how good it is, haven't tried it.
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 12:04:51 PM »
I just got the ads to go under the nest!!!

In view, click zoom, but not zoom text only. !!!  Yeah!! happy, happy,
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 07:54:37 PM »
EMC, thanks for starting the thread for us!  I was wondering if one of us should, and here it is done for us! :eclove

Regarding the zoom feature with the new WE player.  The zoom worked normally before their change.  (Expanded whole picture.)  Now, as you have found, the picture size remains the same, but area enlarges.  Hence, the ads are out of the picture.  While this is a nice byproduct of the change, I think that WE will likely fix their player to work with browsers' zoom features.  I want them to, as I use the zoom a lot, but won't be happy to see the ads once again. :nope  I had checked both with Safari and Firefox, and they both are doing the same thing. 

I also noticed that some people using pc's were also having the problem with their % enlarge feature according to the reports in ning trouble reporting area.

BTW  Now that WE is broadcasting the Djuma drives on Justin.tv, I checked the view there.  The zoom feature works as always!  Odd.  And there are a lot fewer ads on the screen as I recall.
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 07:58:19 PM »
I guess we'll take it one problem and one day at a time.  :biggrin6
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 08:19:11 PM »
Agreed, EMC.  At least the no zoom lemon, is our no ad lemonade.
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 10:32:43 AM »
In order to move the ads lower, I did what was suggested and zoomed in on my Mac.  It put them just below the cam screen, so that works fine on my laptop.  Thanks for the idea.  :eclove
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 10:41:21 AM »
Yesterday the colon ":" disappeared from my laptop's keyboard!  When I tried to use it, it showed as a dash (-) on the screen and in my work!  That was so very odd.  It is working properly today.  Has anyone else on had this happen? :question

I am on a MacBook, OSX 10.5.8.  I was working titling screen caps on my desktop and saving to my pictures file.  My photo title times look like this:  "12-00"  instead of this "12:00".

I did not restart my computer after it happened.  Weird.  :Jaisigh

I seem to recall this happened to someone else sometime???

LOL, had to change parens around the colon to quotes, forum made it look like this: (:)

guess I will have to find the option to not translate certain things to smileys......
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 11:15:33 AM »
Yes, Luv, it happens to me when I'm typing a title or the time in the "save" feature in the word-processor at times.  It substitutes the "-" for the colon.  I don't know why. :eceek
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 11:08:18 PM »
I find that at photobucket especially while naming things.  Titles seem to be particularly tricky.
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 06:22:59 PM »
When i am saving my fotos, the *save as* won*t let me use a : , i want to say 1:00pm, but i have to type it as 1-00pm.
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 10:13:34 PM »
you could use 1300hours, using the 24hour clock works well for things like that, or you could use 1_00pm.  underscore will work, I think - but dashes won't for most file names.

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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 09:23:42 AM »
File names can be a bit picky about what characters are allowed.
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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2009, 11:03:01 PM »
Courtesy of BBE:  Here is  a link for Mac symbols, accent marks and other items that we might want to use sometime: (examples:       )

http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codemac.html#punc

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Re: Mac self help group
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009, 10:10:03 AM »

LOL, had to change parens around the colon to quotes, forum made it look like this: (:)

guess I will have to find the option to not translate certain things to smileys......
In the Reply box there is list of Additional Options under the smilie box.  Expand the list and tick the box that says Don't use smilieys.  That will apply only to the post you are making and prevent the software translating your characters into smilies.  But it will also mean you can't post any real smilies you wanted to in that post.  :biggrin6
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