This one has eluded me for quite some time, until I came across the answer here
Simply hit alt+fn+F11 to do a screen capture on a Macbook Pro (fn+F11 maps to Prt scrn on a mac running bootcamp)
updated: If you have a newer version of bootcamp (2.1+) the combination is now shift+alt+fn+F11
I have a Core Duo model and am running windows (w/ bootcamp), so some of this stuff probably doesn’t apply but …
1. The hard drive is painfully slow. When you go to delete something, you can sit there for a good 5 seconds before the delete dialog is gone
2. You can only run an external 2.5 inch hard drive off one particular USB port (the one to the right) … if you put it on any other port, it will not get enough power and be stuck powering up then powering down. Or it will power up and stay fine for a bit, until it suddenly starts experiencing the situation I’ve described.
3. Maximum installable RAM … 2 Gigabytes.
4. While you can get up to 4 hours of power running OS X on the battery … you’ll barely get 2 hours running Windows.
note: This is a late night rant … I love my darling MacBook Pro.
I ran into a “bad system call” error while trying to run Apache2 on cygwin.
I had installed Apache 1.3 and Apache 2 using cyg-apt, but when I went to start the Apache 2 server, I kept getting this error.
This is very straight forward, but for those who think it might be complicated. Here is all it entails.
How do I know this and why am I posting it? Read on … Continue reading
Microsoft is definitely trying hard to keep pace with Firefox, Opera and Safari.
It has released a beta for IE 8
Just a quick note to help folks who want to get rid of the annoying restart prompt that keeps popping up after an automatic update has installed.
- Press the windows button and R (windows button + R) for the run prompt
- If you’ve done this before the command will be pre-filled … if it isn’t then type in
- net stop “automatic updates” <——— note the quotes?
Remember … you really should restart your computer after an update has installed. So make sure you do that eventually.
PS: Starting certain applications will cause the automatic update service to start running again and the nag will come back. Just Rinse and repeat 🙂
Hopefully that changes with Opera 9.25. Of late though, I’ve been having trouble with it. Safari initially broke on my Windows Laptop a few weeks ago, popping up a debugger prompt and closing immediately if I cancelled out of it.It kept running on my main workstation, however … that is until this evening, now its doing the same on my desktop.
I realize how poorly supported this browser is, because there is no place to file a bug report except from in the browser itself. Shouldn’t there be an active bug database or something for Safari on windows?
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So … I’m running Windows XP on a 17″ Macbook Pro with Bootcamp …
Every now and then, when I put the laptop on Standby and try to resume work from where I left off, the USB devices stop responding all together.
This is a big problem for me, since
- I put my laptop in and out of standby several times a day
- work off an external 250GB Hard drive.
- am pretty hopeless without a wireless mouse
I poked around online, but didn’t really find anything on Google or at the Apple bootcamp forum.
So I decided to try fixing it on my own. Continue reading