Jlaro
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Jlaro commented on 08 Feb 2008
After all these years they still haven't understood that search in the bookmarks should not be limited to site names, but must also include folder names, location, description, keywords. Otherwise, these last two attributes are pretty much irrelevant.
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Jlaro replied on 17 Feb 2008
Safari displays the URL of the link in the status bar at the bottom of the window, and even tells you if it will open the link in the same tab, another tab or another window, in the foreground or in the background. What else do you want?
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Jlaro commented on 26 Dec 2007
Totally unplayable. POV makes the CPU activity jumps from below 5% to an average of 90%, with peaks to 97%. And yet, it runs as slow as molasses. Too bad, because it looks like a promising concept.

Mac Mini Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, OS X 10.4.11
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Jlaro commented on 17 Nov 2007
CUPS-PDF creates ridiculously big files. For example, printing this MacUpdate page yields a 2,1 MB file with CUPS-PDF, while with Print as PDF it only comes in at 256k. Other tests show similar ratios.

Another poster said he's happy the PDF folder is no more on the desktop. How does he do it? Every time I move the cups-pdf folder from my desktop CUPS-PDF creates another one to put the files.

OS X 10.4.11
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Jlaro commented on 19 Sep 2007
Very interesting to set up a surveillance camera while working on the computer.

Some video compressors introduce a 4 to 7-second delay between image capture and display on my 733 MHz G4. However it's possible to find settings that make the process quasi-instantaneous.
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Jlaro commented on 05 Jun 2007
One thing that has greatly improved over old versions is the launch speed. I dropped a 5 MB file on the icon of a non running Reader. The program was launched and the file was open in 7 seconds total on my G4.

You can find the intaller directly at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/mac/. Downloads well from the Finder.
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Jlaro replied on 05 Jun 2007
I have to add to my previous comment that to get short launch times, disable the display of the splash screen in Preferences, General.
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Jlaro reviewed on 23 Mar 2007
This program may be fine for backup, but the true test of a backup is in the restore. In that respect it falls very short.

It can only do a total restore, but not a restore of individual files or folders. Compared to resurrecting a whole drive after a disaster, finding the old version of a lost or modified file is a much more frequent occurrence, and this program cannot do it. I don't want to restore 100 GB when I need one file.
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Jlaro reviewed on 17 Feb 2007
The mini-survey asks: Which of these features should be implemented first? Before anything: improved launch speed. On my G4-733 it takes 24 seconds before I can do anything, versus 8 for The Unarchiver. And one-click expansion is not possible because by definition it's made to show the content first.

However being able to view the content of zip files before expanding them, and being able to expand only selected items inside, are very useful features which I have been looking for for a long time.

Most of the time I want to expand archives without first checking their content, so it won't be my default archive expander, but I'll keep it in the Finder's tool bar for special situations.
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Jlaro replied on 03 Sep 2007
Now down to 19 seconds to launch with version 1.4.0.645 (and lots of other programs running). Since this is not my main unzipping program for reasons previously stated I can live with it, although it's still annoying for a seemingly simple utility. I have a hunch this is written in Java, is it so?
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Jlaro reviewed on 20 Sep 2006
Still very basic, but it's only a version 1.0.0. For now it won't dislodge Sound Studio (even version 2.2.4 from old Felt Tip) as my favorite simple editor, but I'm eagerly waiting for improvements.

What I'm missing: cut and paste to move parts around (there's only cut); merging of files into one; separate left and right channels edition, maximum zoom not large enough.

Good points: works with many formats; ID3 tags edition; plays (choppily) when manually moving a selection point, so you can have a sense of where you are.
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Jlaro commented on 29 Jul 2006
For me also it only generates a white page. Preview opens that white page without a hitch, but Adobe Reader complains about the "detection of an unrecognized mark: 1,00000".

Compared to other sharewares (one-trick or even swiss knives), 20$ is indeed quite expensive. At 7$ that would be good.

OS X 10.4.7
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Jlaro commented on 17 Jul 2006
In vertical mode the orange background disappears and the buttons are questions marks. Needs work.

OS X 10.4.7
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Jlaro had trouble on 11 Dec 2011
I could not get PEMDAS 2 to show in my list of available widgets, and was disappointed because I liked version 1.

Then I found the solution. You have to take the real widget out of the pseudo-widget shell, by using "Show package content". The author should fix that.
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Jlaro had trouble on 05 Dec 2010
Download link should actually be http://keisasaki.com/Minutes.zip
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Jlaro had trouble on 31 Jul 2006
If the author is still scratching his head concerning the comments that only white paper is generated, here's the reason: some international settings (French among them) are using the comma as a decimal separator, instead of a period. Thus Graph Paper Maker is using also a comma in the PDF files, which generates the error I reported earlier. You have to do separator checking and conversion if necessary.
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