Derby
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Derby reviewed on 24 Dec 2012
As a newcomer to iMac -- I purchased my first Apple product ever three months ago -- I found many sites on Safari to have print overlapping the next line. Often it was hard or impossible to read. Apple advised me it might be the sites weren't set up right for the browser I was using. I had used Firefox before on a Window XP and on a Ubuntu computer without this problem (on the same sites).

So I tried Firefox on my iMac and had the same problem on the same sites. So then I tried Opera. It solved my problem and I've never had the unreadable screens with Opera.

I am using a 21.5" iMac OS X10.8.2 and Opera 12.12 (1707). My only problem is not knowing what password management is available for this browser.

So far I've had none of the slowness or hangups mentioned by the reviewers before me.
[Version 12.12.1707]


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Derby replied on 26 Dec 2012
Hi Jazzguy.

Yes, print overlapping on Safari. I'm glad you never experienced this but I did on many websites. And, as I stated, it occurred in Firefox (on my iMac), also. I have not looked to see if it is possible to upload pics to these posts, but if it is, I have three to show you. One each of the same screen (using Grab) in Safari, Firefox and Opera. Only the Opera one does not have the overlapping.

Being new to Apple and Macs, I was not familiar with MacUpdate so I had not seen the negative reviews here on Opera. Had I seen them I most likely would never had downloaded the browser. But I did download it about three weeks ago and it has been trouble free for me. Maybe that will change. If so, hopefully someone will be able to tell me what to adjust, and how to do it, to prevent the overlap problem I've experienced with Safari. Apple support was not able to do so. I did like the program except for the one problem.

It is amusing to me that someone thought to give me an negative either because I have had no problems with Opera or because I did have one with Safari. No matter, this is not a popularity contest. At least it is not for me.
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Derby replied on 26 Dec 2012
Hey, Jazzguy, I'm one of "the stupid OPERA FANS", at least until I run into those problems I've read about. :)

The real purpose of this reply is to state that I don't see anyway to upload pics so I'll give a link where they can be found. Hope the link is not prohibited but I also cannot find any rules or guidelines for posting. Check out the pics at deedon dot us slash overlaps dot html.
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Derby replied on 26 Dec 2012
Yes, I posted the overlapping in Safari. Your first reply to this thread implied that you questioned the problem existed. That is why I posted it at the link spelled out in my last post. I certainly never said or implied that I thought everyone else had problems with Safari.

Nor do I question that the "LARGE MAJORITY" of people on this forum have problems with Opera. And I fully realize that I may well encounter problems using Opera in the future.

I hope you make some good buys (or successful sales) on Ebay. That is another area where we will disagree as I will not buy or sell on that site. I have my reasons but they are not relevant to this thread.
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Derby replied on 26 Jan 2013
"...I don't know what Darby [sic] is talking about..."
Well I gave you the link that showed a screen capture of the problem. I spelled it out because I didn't know if the forum allows a regular URL. This time I'll put the URL and if it gets removed, I really don't care. If not, perhaps you know how to click on a link. It seems you don't know how to interpret the spelled out address.

www.deedon.us/overlaps.html

I fully expect the next time I visit here I'll find my negative count doubled.
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Derby replied on 27 Jan 2013
Jazzyguy, let's say you were walking down a street and passed two fellows engaged in conversation just as one of them was saying, "That Jazzyguy is a bonehead." If you agreed with the guy you would most likely stop to thank him for the compliment. If you disagreed with him, it is even more likely you'd choose to make a comment. Either way, you heard your name, you listened, you responded. With your post to bbw7 I 'heard' my name, I 'listened', I responded, just as I believe you would have.

BTW, I have felt that 'pouncing' at this site that you wrote of.

If I were to leave the Mac community, which is highly unlikely, it would probably be because of some posters who post a lot of comments -- most of which say nothing or are derogatory.
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Derby replied on 29 Jan 2013
Yeah, you found me out. I'm a troll. Can you tell me where I can get some lessons on trolling because you can tell I'm not very good at it (I give you credit for figuring it out). So far I've only made one complaint against anything in the Mac community. I stated a problem I have with both Safari and Firefox. I like BOTH of those browsers except for the rendering/overlapping that occurs on my iMac. It has been suggested that I change some settings but I have not found any settings in either browser or the Mountain Lion that have made a difference. Actually, I don't have time to troll, so never mind directing me to any lessons.

Everything I implied about you is either true or not -- and you know which it is. If you feel insulted, it is up to you to decide whether or not to let it bother you or to ignore it. In one comment you stated, "I believe you that you have problems with Safari…" but in all other references you implied that I was lying. You made the same implication about bbw7. He and I have the same choices listed above. I can't speak for bbw7 but I choose to ignore the insinuated insult of being a liar (except to use it as an example here).
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Derby replied on 30 Jan 2013
Not really. Have you never had anything that you liked some aspects of but disliked other aspects? In this case I like much about both of the browsers but the overlapping problems were too much for them to be useful to me. I used Firefox for quite some time on a computer with Ubuntu and it was pretty much problem free. Not so on MY iMac.

I said 'were' in the above paragraph because I finally found the setting in Safari that I had been seeking. Knowing what the problem/solution was I looked at Firefox and found a similar setting. Having corrected both of these settings, I no longer have the overlapping problem in either browser.

You probably don't think anyone else had this problem, but just in case someone did, here are the solutions as it worked for me.

Safari: Preferences/Advanced/Accessibility Uncheck "Never use font sizes smaller than …"

Firefox: Preferences/Content/Default font (Advanced)/Minimum font size None

There are a couple of features that I have gotten used to on Opera so I'll probably stay with if for most of my browsing. There is one local website that does not work well on Opera and I'll use Safari (or Firefox) for it.
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Derby had trouble on 30 Dec 2012
I downloaded Audacity today and found I needed FFmpeg (0.6.2 OSX 10.4+ DMG) from the Lame site. Downloaded it and was able to export my m4a file to the folder where I wanted it in the iTunes subfolder with other songs. It shows to be there and looks good in Finder (right next to the other songs that were converted into iTunes). It does not show in any of the actual itunes listings.
[Version 2.0.2]


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Derby replied on 01 Jan 2013
This problem was posted way last year and no reply yet. OK, so that was only 2 days ago. :)

Actually, I think I have figured out the solution. I just have to find the track where iTunes put it. I had put in the artist during the export but it seems to get lost in the process. If I look for "unknown artist" I find an album with the tracks in it. I use "Get Info" on the tracks and add the artist back in and it goes where I had originally intended it to go.

It would be nice if all the info asked for in the export process would stay with the track so the extra steps would not be necessary.
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