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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 28-Sep-09

by Jeff Carlson

Scroll Bar missing in MS Word 2008 for Mac -- Really? There's a preference in Word to hide the scrollbars? Huh. (3 messages [1])

Can't change x-eudora-settings in 6.2.4 Mac -- In trying to determine why Eudora is splitting long messages, readers veer into a discussion of the usefulness of Usenet in today's modern Internet. (6 messages [2])

FileVault on other than home directories on Mac OS X? FileVault is limited to just the Home directory, but a better option is available: use Disk Utility to create encrypted disk images. (4 messages [3])

HP printer drivers available thru Apple Software Update -- HP catches up after Apple's early release of Snow Leopard to provide updated printer drivers. (4 messages [4])

Deleted login keychain -- What's the best way to recover a deleted essential keychain file? (7 messages [5])

Can't report certain spams using Eudora -- Is it worthwhile to report spammers, or has the volume become so unwieldy that the only solutions are at the server level? (12 messages [6])

Google Offers Push Gmail and Google Sync to iPhone -- Readers look at whether Gmail set to push messages can work alongside other push-enabled services, like MobileMe, on the iPhone. (4 messages [7])

Exploring Widespread SuperDrive Problems -- Doug McLean's article about SuperDrive problems leads readers to theorize that today's crop of media drives are fundamentally flawed in some way. (3 messages [8])

RSS and -- What could be causing old messages to appear as unread in Apple Mail's RSS implementation? Bugs in Mail are the top contender. (6 messages [9])

Help With Sluggish Mac -- One reader's Snow Leopard installation runs too slowly (when compared against a clean install on another drive). A few tips can help speed things up. (7 messages [10])

Repairing permissions report -- Two suspicious entries appeared while a reader was repairing permissions in Disk Utility. Are they really signs of trouble? Luckily, no. (4 messages [11])

Help with WDS on Apple Airport Extreme -- A reader looks for assistance trying to extend his AirPort network using the Wireless Distribution System and a Linksys gateway. (2 messages [12])

Scheduling Downloads on Slow Internet Connection -- Satellite Internet systems often limit downloads except during a window in the middle of the night, making installing system updates inconvenient. What's the best way to schedule updates for a specific time? (4 messages [13])

Using separate web browsers on the same machine -- Running multiple user accounts seems to be the solution for keeping two people's Web browsing environments separate but on the same machine. (3 messages [14])