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Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm having this weird issue on my Mac for a few days where at some point the dock says an app didn't respond anymore – when in fact it works just fine. It's just the dock that's unable to pull up the window (ergo if I minimize a window, I can't get it back, if I just move focus to another window it's fine, can click back to it). Happens with Finder but other apps too. Not sure how to fix it, reboot didn't work. Killing the dock via command line alleviates the problem but not permanently.
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
7,637
Having a clean out and it’s time for my OG time capsule to buy the dust. Just been sitting in it’s box for probably 2 years unused now. Anything I need to do to ensure it’s wiped before I dispose of it?

Edit - wow an iOS airport utility app. Didn’t expect that. Connected via Ethernet just fine. Is it worth trying to recycle this at all?

Also bought a USB C hub which I’m hoping will be a single plug for my MBP and my iPad for power/monitor/USB.
 
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infiniteloop

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Oct 25, 2017
804
does the Genius Bar have a way to test the battery on Apple Watch? battery on my series 4 has been shite for about a month, wiped it, re paired it etc. no better.
 

Popstar

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Oct 25, 2017
423
Does the Font on ERA forums come from my Apple device or from ERA’s web page? It looks to me like Apple’s San Francisco Font.
Stylesheet says to use the Apple system font if Roboto (Android font) is not available.
CSS:
.message-body {
    margin: 12px 0;
    font-family: roboto, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, segoe ui, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, fira sans, droid sans, helvetica neue, sans-serif;
    padding-bottom: 12px;
    margin: 0
}
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
1,473
Depending on the browser, you can see which font is used in the developer tools.

Firefox:
- CMD –Option – i
- inspector
- click on the font family tab

Chrome works similarly. You can find it in the elements tab, styles, at the very bottom.

 
Oct 25, 2017
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Stylesheet says to use the Apple system font if Roboto (Android font) is not available.
CSS:
.message-body {
    margin: 12px 0;
    font-family: roboto, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, segoe ui, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, fira sans, droid sans, helvetica neue, sans-serif;
    padding-bottom: 12px;
    margin: 0
}
that said, they also have roboto embedded via google fonts as a webfont, so you should really never see san francisco in use

consequently i have a custom CSS that forces san francisco because i think it looks nicer
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,660
Thanks! I guess I am looking at Roboto since it loads from Google Web fonts.

I am not sure how to check on iOS Safari what font is in use right now.

I just looked and the ‘g’ in San Francisco and Roboto look exactly the same to me. Sans fonts are all very popular now.

EDIT: Yup I am looking at Roboto, the ‘a’ looks very different.
 

Popstar

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Oct 25, 2017
423
that said, they also have roboto embedded via google fonts as a webfont, so you should really never see san francisco in use

consequently i have a custom CSS that forces san francisco because i think it looks nicer
Oops, I didn't notice because I've also been using custom CSS to force San Francisco since the original version of Resetera which looked atrocious on macOS.
 

less

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Oct 25, 2017
3,357
Wow. I didn't expect that I would see other people using San Francisco font on Era but I really shouldn't have been surprised since it is a great font.
 

fuchsdh

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Oct 25, 2017
4,027
Having a clean out and it’s time for my OG time capsule to buy the dust. Just been sitting in it’s box for probably 2 years unused now. Anything I need to do to ensure it’s wiped before I dispose of it?

Edit - wow an iOS airport utility app. Didn’t expect that. Connected via Ethernet just fine. Is it worth trying to recycle this at all?

Also bought a USB C hub which I’m hoping will be a single plug for my MBP and my iPad for power/monitor/USB.
If you wipe it and then do a write over it in Disk Utility you should be fine. You can spend more time writing more data over it or just trashing the hard drive if you're really paranoid but I wouldn't really bother.

Got some old hard drives that won't even turn on (drive head motor is probably dead) but if someone wanted to recover data from them all they're getting is my old school work.
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,660
Oops, I didn't notice because I've also been using custom CSS to force San Francisco since the original version of Resetera which looked atrocious on macOS.
that said, they also have roboto embedded via google fonts as a webfont, so you should really never see san francisco in use

consequently i have a custom CSS that forces san francisco because i think it looks nicer
How do you force a custom CSS with era to force SF font?
 

less

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Oct 25, 2017
3,357
How do you force a custom CSS with era to force SF font?
Assuming that you have something like the browser extension Stylus you can use something like the following if you have SF installed:

CSS:
.message-userDetails
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Display" !important;
}

.message-cell.message-cell--main, .message-body
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Text" !important;
    font-size: 10pt !important;
}


.bbCodeBlock--expandable .bbCodeBlock-expandContent
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Text" !important;
    font-size: 10pt !important;
}

.uix_sidebarNav .uix_sidebarNav__inner, body, html, .p-breadcrumbs, .p-nav-inner, .button.button--link, a.button.button--link
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Display" !important;
}
I personally use both the text and display versions for the various elements.
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,660
Assuming that you have something like the browser extension Stylus you can use something like the following if you have SF installed:

CSS:
.message-userDetails
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Display" !important;
}

.message-cell.message-cell--main, .message-body
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Text" !important;
    font-size: 10pt !important;
}


.bbCodeBlock--expandable .bbCodeBlock-expandContent
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Text" !important;
    font-size: 10pt !important;
}

.uix_sidebarNav .uix_sidebarNav__inner, body, html, .p-breadcrumbs, .p-nav-inner, .button.button--link, a.button.button--link
{
    font-family: "SF Pro Display" !important;
}
I personally use both the text and display versions for the various elements.
Oh wow thanks! ERA looks much better now using Chrome with Stylus and SF Pro Font. To bad macOS Safari, and iOS Safari don't have CSS injectors.
 

J_ToSaveTheDay

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Oct 25, 2017
2,987
USA
So for future planning, I'm trying to decide if I want an iPad Pro vs a MacBook Air vs a MacBook Pro 13-inch.

My uses would mostly be media consumption, with maybe a little but of light productivity (word processing) from time to time. The kicker is that I will have an iPhone and I do find iOS/iPadOS sharing most apps very attractive (playing games like the Dragon Quest port on a pocket sized and larger screen interchangeably would be nice in my own use case scenario), but I also find the higher granularity of control on MacOS attractive as well (like being able to download a wider range of web browser plugins, for example), as digital security is becoming a bigger and bigger concern for me.

Mind you, this decision is to determine my DAILY DRIVER computing device. I did live with a 2nd gen iPad Pro as my primary computer for about 8 months and I did run into some very annoying limitations, but many of those limits appear to be addressed with iPadOS on the horizon. I ultimately found the experience liveable and it wasn't annoying enough to make me swear off iPads anymore.

I also perceive that an iPad would communicate a bit more seamlessly with iOS and tvOS, as both would be a part of my hardware ecosystem as well, but it doesn't at all seem like Mac really runs into many issues along those lines.

Any thoughts, Apple-Era?
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
7,637
So for future planning, I'm trying to decide if I want an iPad Pro vs a MacBook Air vs a MacBook Pro 13-inch.

My uses would mostly be media consumption, with maybe a little but of light productivity (word processing) from time to time. The kicker is that I will have an iPhone and I do find iOS/iPadOS sharing most apps very attractive (playing games like the Dragon Quest port on a pocket sized and larger screen interchangeably would be nice in my own use case scenario), but I also find the higher granularity of control on MacOS attractive as well (like being able to download a wider range of web browser plugins, for example), as digital security is becoming a bigger and bigger concern for me.

Mind you, this decision is to determine my DAILY DRIVER computing device. I did live with a 2nd gen iPad Pro as my primary computer for about 8 months and I did run into some very annoying limitations, but many of those limits appear to be addressed with iPadOS on the horizon. I ultimately found the experience liveable and it wasn't annoying enough to make me swear off iPads anymore.

I also perceive that an iPad would communicate a bit more seamlessly with iOS and tvOS, as both would be a part of my hardware ecosystem as well, but it doesn't at all seem like Mac really runs into many issues along those lines.

Any thoughts, Apple-Era?
With the latest update the iPad is definitely something that can stretch further into ‘computer’ territory. Eg I can connect the iPad Pro to a TV/monitor via USB-C/HDMI, and use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard with it. So for many extended tasks where the touch screen might slow you down - that can work really well. Add in better file support for eg bringing in files from SD cards etc and that helps

But there will often be specific tasks or workflows you like to do that aren’t possible - eg certain browser plugins or an esoteric app that you love. Most will be things that can be worked around

Then balance that with being realistic how much of your time is media consumption, or tasks where an iPad will be noticeably more comfortable and convenient.

It seems like an iPad would be a good fit
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
1,473
Thanks! I guess I am looking at Roboto since it loads from Google Web fonts.

I am not sure how to check on iOS Safari what font is in use right now.

I just looked and the ‘g’ in San Francisco and Roboto look exactly the same to me. Sans fonts are all very popular now.

EDIT: Yup I am looking at Roboto, the ‘a’ looks very different.
If you have a Mac on hand, you can use Safari on macOS to debug Safari on iOS. Just to be sure lol

But Roboto looks very similar imo
 

Gawge

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Oct 27, 2017
465
(UK based)

Friend just got a MacBook Pro and is looking to insure it, but he can only find places that will insure laptops up to £2500. Anyone got an experience or tips?
 

Jaws

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Oct 29, 2017
40
I’ve finally upgraded my 2010 MacBook to a 2015 MacBook Pro. What antivirus is everyone using? I’ve always used the free version of Avast, is there anything better to use?