Eric-Woehler

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Useful app. If you need more information - try Consultant's Canary -a Python script that provides vast swathes of information on your mac. Free app. See http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/21/consultants-canary-is-the-ultimate-troubleshooting-aid-for-mac-os-x/ for a review Dev's webpage is presently under renovation, app is available from various software repositories. Recommended.

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Version 1.9.14
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Eric-Woehler
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Alas, no longer works on Mavericks. Current vers 1.43 works on OS X 10.8 only. Dev - please consider updating to Yosemite.

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Version 1.43
Eric-Woehler
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Have switched to DataGraph. I used to use DeltaGraph (and still have DeltaGraph 5.7.5 on my MBA) but hvae used it with decreasing frequency over the last 3 or so years. I can't afford the upgrade and my experience with DeltaGraph has been less than stellar, with random crashes souring my experience with it. I also tried Prism but the upgrade cost is a tad high for the frequency of use. Stats and plotting software is really a function of how you use/what you need, so what works for one person may not work for the next. I used to be a keen DeltaGraph user/advocate but too many crashes has directed me to other packages. One big + for DeltaGraph was/is that it can import CricketGraph files - but so can DataGraph. If you are looking for a really solid plotting app with some basic stats, DataGraph is well worth a trial, esp if you are still looking for an app that can deal with CricketGraph files.

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Version 7.0.3
Eric-Woehler
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Can recommend QuartzClocks most highly - it's free, has greater number of options and settings.

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Version 1.9
Eric-Woehler
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Hung while updating. Small black window with pinwheel "Quitting, please wait" and main window "Installing Update..." sat there for several minutes before I had to force quit. Restarted app and new version was present. First time I have seen this behaviour. All good with new version but would hope devs fix underlying issue(s) re in-app update.

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Version 3.2.4
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A query to those who know more about TRIM and SSDs than I do: I have a MacBook Air 2012 that came with SSD so I understand (correctly?) that there is no need for 3rd party TRIM as it is enabled with Apple devices? I ask as the System Information does not list TRIM as an option under the Storage tab. I do have an external SanDisk 128GB SSD that I use for Time Machine. I believe (from what I have read here and elsewhere) that I should install TRIM for this external SSD. As with the internal SSD, System Information does not list TRIM as an option under the Storage tab for the external SSD. Am I correct in my understanding? If someone who is more conversantwith TRIM could answer, I would be thankful, and I suspect others would be also. Is there anyway to check Apple support (or otherwise) for TRIM on SSD on MacBook Air? Thanks

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Version 3.2.5
Eric-Woehler
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thanks Gazzmanzx6 - appreciate your help.
Am I correct that I can use TrimEnabler for my external SanDisk?

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A query to those who know more about TRIM and SSDs than I do: I have a MacBook Air 2012 that came with SSD so I understand (correctly?) that there is no need for 3rd party TRIM as it is enabled with Apple devices? I ask as the System Information does not list TRIM as an option under the Storage tab. I do have an external SanDisk 128GB SSD that I use for Time Machine. I believe (from what I have read here and elsewhere) that I should install TRIM for this external SSD. As with the internal SSD, System Information does not list TRIM as an option under the Storage tab for the external SSD. Am I correct in my understanding? If someone who is more conversantwith TRIM could answer, I would be thankful, and I suspect others would be also. Is there anyway to check Apple support (or otherwise) for TRIM on SSD on MacBook Air?

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Version 0.9.5
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Highly recommended - a delight to clean up the Menu Bar - especially on 13" MBA with limited screen real estate. You can toggle each Menu Bar item to be either ignored or handled by Bartender, terrific customisation etc. I have 2 Menu Bar items at the right of my screen and the Menu Bar is wondefully uncluttered. But I have access to all my apps/Menu Bar items with one click!

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Version 1.2.20
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Can anyone who has used/tried the DP tell me if Apple have fixed the Finder List View bug where windows have the name column 300+ pixels wide by default? Is this still the case, or is it lower? Hopefully the new features in the Finder will have addressed this GUI issue. Seems the Finder is slowly being deprecated in recent OS versions.

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Version 10.10 DP4
Eric-Woehler
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Hi Caesar113, I don't know how to post a picture here other than perhaps pasting a screen grab into a reply window.

The issue is well known bug in Mavericks GUI - see

https://discussions.apple.com/message/25274633
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20131230083942896
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/111350/on-mavericks-in-the-finder-in-list-view-column-widths-keep-changing

for some general discussions.

Essentially, when you create a new folder and open the folder to view it in List view, the column for file names can be between 300 and 500 pixels wide - often wider than the folder view itself. It is a known bug in Mavericks, Apple has acknowledged it according to some posters.

There is a screen grab here:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5499589

and some further discussion/example here:
http://macperformanceguide.com/blog/2014/20140213_1-Mavericks-bugs.html

in the old days, a simple tweak of Finder plist settings was enough to generate uniform views, but this option no longer appears to work - seems the finder plist settings are ignored or new settings somewhere over-ride the settings in the com.apple.finder.plist file

it is easy to test/verify - create a new folder on your desktop and open in list view.

thanks for your offer


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Crashes at startup on Mavericks: Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil' terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException abort() called will try to advise dev directly but just in case they see this here - am happy to test/troubleshoot

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Version 1.0