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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 16 Apr 2014
Is there a way I can add thesaurus.com to its sister site, dictionary.reference.com, which is used in the Online Dictionary?
There is a procedure involving the shift key for adding a new search engine as described here:
http://docs.pilotmoon.com/article/38-how-to-change-the-search-engine
...but I couldn't get it to work trying to add my thesaurus site to the dictionary site. Maybe I was abusing the process and it *won't* work with anything other than the Online Dictionary. In any event, I sure would like a Theaurus.com extension! Any suggestions?
[Version 1.4.10]


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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 16 Apr 2014
Oh drat, can't edit my post. I meant to say above, "Maybe I was abusing the process and it *won't* work with anything other than the search engine."
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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 17 Apr 2014
OK, I was able to add thesaurus.com as the shift-key second SEARCH ENGINE (but not as a shift-key alternative to the Online Dictionary extension):
• I went to thesaurus.com for a sample word:
http://thesaurus.com/browse/PopClip
...to obtain the URL in my web browser's address bar.
• I substituted "***" for the the lookup word:
http://thesaurus.com/browse/***
• I selected that URL in the address bar and invoked PopClip.
• I shift-clicked "Set Search Engine"
• Now when I select any word and shift-click PopClip's magnifying glass icon ("Search"), it gets looked-up at thesaurus.com.

memo: The PopClip page to download the Online Dictionary extension is here:
https://pilotmoon.com/popclip/extensions/page/OnlineDictionary
...and it lists all the different dictionary websites it supports, but IT DOESN'T TELL HOW TO CHANGE TO THOSE OTHER DICTIONARY WEBSITES!

memo #2: The "Change PopClip's Search Engine" procedure is here:
http://docs.pilotmoon.com/article/38-how-to-change-the-search-engine
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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 18 Apr 2014
OK, I finally found the place to choose among the different dictionary websites that the Online Dictionary extension supports (or any other extension with options):
• Go to the PopClip menu in your menu bar.
• Select the "Actions" icon (the third one with a puzzle piece icon).
• Click the pencil icon at the very bottom of the list (the one that lets you drag to change the order of extensions as they appear in the PopClip bar).
• That list now in edit mode also lets you set options for extensions that offer them: Click the sprocket icon next to Online Dictionary to select the dictionary website you want. Voila!
(I should have known that!)
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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 18 Mar 2014
Version 2.11 came with "ScriptSaver 64-bit.saver" but v3.0 apparently is only 32-bit, so I have to set System Preferences to run in 32-bit with Finder Get info to be able to even configure v3.0 at all. Anyone know why a 64-bit version didn't come with v3.0?
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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 27 Aug 2013
> Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.4
> and above

Won't launch in 10.5.8; big cross in Finder icon.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 17 Nov 2013
MacUpdate-Jess, perhaps half of all of MacUpdate listings have the system requirements wrong. It's so bad that I routinely have to visit the developers' websites because MacUpdate cannot be trusted. It matters not to me whether MacUpdate or the developer is responsible for getting the system requirements right; in any event, MacUpdate needs to impose stringent requirements on developers on getting it right or else they won't be allowed to post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Schmye-Bubbula reviewed on 28 Apr 2013
The latest version of Skype I can get to launch under Mac OS X 10.5.8 (which the Skype website says is the minimum requirement) is 6.0.60.2968. It's been this was every version since. Can anyone else get a newer version to work with 10.5.8?
[Version 6.3.60.602]



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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 25 Apr 2012
I can't glean from the description or from the publisher's website whether this thing will actually remove the malware, or only check for it.
[Version 2.0.4]



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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 18 Mar 2012
(Cross-posted from the FreeMemory Pro listing)

Completely failed memory management in Mac OSuX

"...OS X has a feature called inactive memory. This is memory that was recently used by an app you closed and can be quickly made to active memory if you resume to use that app. A nice concept, that fails miserably. OS X's documentation says, that this memory may be freed at any moment. However in practice, it just keeps on accumulating until you run out of free memory. In this case a sane option for the OS would be freeing the inactive memory. Instead the OS X decides to swap the inactive memory on the disk. So when running out of free memory and having a 1.5 gigabytes of inactive memory left, your OS starts paging the unused inactive memory to disk instead of freeing it for applications to use. Not only this causes your computer to slow down, it also is counter-intuitive in the terms of the original idea of inactive memory: when it's on disk, it definitely is not made active quickly.

"I managed to find out that this memory can be freed with combination of XCode's purge-command and repairing disk permissions. First usually freed around 200MB of memory while latter freed almost every bit of inactive memory. Eventually this became a daily routine. When arriving to work the first thing was to hit repair disk permissions button and do something else than actually use the computer for the next five to ten minutes. Sigh...."

http://dywypi.org/2012/02/back-on-linux.html
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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 18 Mar 2012
Um, yes. It doesn't do what the developer docs says it does, just as described in link. I've observed it myself. Yes, inactive decreases as well as increases over time, but immaterial to the fact that inactive still gets paged to disk — doesn't matter whether it's "only" modified inactive; *no* inactive should (defeats the purpose!). Watch the swap files pile up!... If it's a scam, then why does my excruciating sluggishness go away when running FreeMemory-type utilities (or purge in Terminal)? Without them, I'd have to go back to rebooting every time this happens.
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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 19 Mar 2012
Yes, I'm sure. I've personally observed the undesirable behavior at least as far back as 10.4 Tiger.... Inactive should *never* be paged to disk, no matter what TheWormyFruit™'s docs say; to repeat, it defeats the purpose and the thrashing unnecessarily slows down the Mac.... Linux & other Unix-type OS apparently don't do this for the most part, it's all Apple arrogance... Some of the heavy-lifting things you described you do themselves may be purging inactive as you use them, similar to what FreeMemory-type utilities or repairing permissions do.... Nevertheless, it's not consistent & many Macs don't overtly experience it — sometimes there seems no rhyme or reason to it.... In any event, the acid test is that when one *does* chronically experience it, and purging inactive by any means (or rebooting to do so) restores robustness, I'm going to keep doing it, so I can get some work done instead of fighting the goddamned computer.
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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 29 May 2012
tavas, if you read through this thread carefully, you will see that your experience falls completely in accord with the symptoms as described: If you don't regularly bump the inactive memory red line, or if you run heavy duty RAM-intensive apps that in process invoke the native memory management routines which effectively do what manually running the Terminal "purge" command does, then you will not get the chronic spinning beach balls or virtual memory scratch files piling up.
This problem recently has been getting more widespread attention (although it harkens back years), such as over on Macintouch.com:
http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/lion/topic4948-015.html
...and in "Something is Deeply Broken in OS X Memory Management":
http://workstuff.tumblr.com/post/20464780085/something-is-deeply-broken-in-os-x-memory-management
I think that even Nontroppo, who has had a long presence on this forum as a distinguished Mac service consultant, must slowly be coming to the realization that we have a real problem here.
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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 29 May 2012
Here's a fairly recent post that includes a YouTube video demonstrating one way to recapitulate the offending behavior on demand from over on the Mac OS X Hints Forums in the thread, "OS X prefers swapping over clearing inactive memory?"
http://hintsforums.macworld.com/showpost.php?p=679267&postcount=6
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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 14 Mar 2012
Completely failed memory management in Mac OSuX

"...OS X has a feature called inactive memory. This is memory that was recently used by an app you closed and can be quickly made to active memory if you resume to use that app. A nice concept, that fails miserably. OS X's documentation says, that this memory may be freed at any moment. However in practice, it just keeps on accumulating until you run out of free memory. In this case a sane option for the OS would be freeing the inactive memory. Instead the OS X decides to swap the inactive memory on the disk. So when running out of free memory and having a 1.5 gigabytes of inactive memory left, your OS starts paging the unused inactive memory to disk instead of freeing it for applications to use. Not only this causes your computer to slow down, it also is counter-intuitive in the terms of the original idea of inactive memory: when it's on disk, it definitely is not made active quickly.

"I managed to find out that this memory can be freed with combination of XCode's purge-command and repairing disk permissions. First usually freed around 200MB of memory while latter freed almost every bit of inactive memory. Eventually this became a daily routine. When arriving to work the first thing was to hit repair disk permissions button and do something else than actually use the computer for the next five to ten minutes. Sigh...."

http://dywypi.org/2012/02/back-on-linux.html
[Version 1.6]


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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 18 Mar 2012
I disagree. (See my remarks for the non-Pro version http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40342/freememory )
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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 24 Jan 2012
In Script Editor.app, enter the AppleScript command:

choose color

...and save as an Application bundle.
[Version 1.0.1]



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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 01 Sep 2011
Make an AppleScript applet containing only one line:

do shell script "purge"

Save it as an "Application Bundle" (for Intel Macs; otherwise, saved as an "Application" will want Rosetta, and not run at all under Lion), and just double-click it whenever you want to free up RAM.
[Version 1.2.1]



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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 27 Dec 2009
Version 3.201 no longer is freeware, but now is shareware.
Only a crippled subset of features can be used without purchase and registering with a serial number.
[Version 3.201]



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Schmye-Bubbula had trouble on 18 Apr 2014
I couldn't get PopClip to come up on any selected text in any Tweet at Twitter.com with Firefox 28.0, and the PopClip developer, Nick Moore, kindly responded by email to my inquiry with the solution:
• Begin selecting the text.
• Before releasing the mouse button, press Caps Lock.
• "Learn" will appear as sole PopClick bar item; click!
Voila!
[Version 1.4.10]



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Schmye-Bubbula had trouble on 20 Dec 2009
- Installed v0.6 in:
~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SizeWell.bundle

- Already had SIMBL 0.8.2 for my Leopard 10.5.8 here:
/Library/InputManagers/SIMBL/SIMBL.bundle

- Quit Finder and relaunched.

Resizing a window with any of the command key combinations doesn't produce the desired results; just resizes the window normally.

Suggestions?
[Version 0.6]



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Schmye-Bubbula had trouble on 05 Apr 2009
(Can't find an email address for the developer.)

**********

Host Name: Schmye-Bubbulas-Computer
Date/Time: 2009-04-05 12:33:10.520 -0400
OS Version: 10.4.9 (Build 8P135)
Report Version: 4

Command: SyncTwoFolders
Path: ~/Desktop/SyncTwoFolders.app/Contents/MacOS/SyncTwoFolders
Parent: WindowServer [67]

Version: v.1.3.5 (1.3.5)

PID: 14230
Thread: Unknown

Link (dyld) error:

Library not loaded: @executable_path/rbframework.dylib
Referenced from: ~/Desktop/SyncTwoFolders.app/Contents/MacOS/SyncTwoFolders
Reason: image not found
[Version 1.3.5]


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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 07 Apr 2009
Downloaded again just now directly from the developer's website. Crashed with the same SyncTwoFolders.crash.log error.
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