Calendar crashes on open: Apple Support Communities

Calendar crashes on open: Apple Support Communities. Linc Davis has multipel fixes for a calendar that crashes when you open or start it. Excellent step by step.

Read this whole message before doing anything.

Back up all data.

Quit Calendar or iCal if it’s running.

Step 1

Hold down the option key and select

Go  Library

from the Finder menu bar. From the folder that opens, move the following item to the Desktop, leaving the window open:

  • Calendars
Note: you’re not moving the Calendars application; you’re moving a folder named “Calendars”. Relaunch the application and test. If there’s no change, quit again and put the folder you moved back where it was, overwriting the one that may have been created in its place.
If the application launches after you move the Calendars folder, the event database is corrupt. You have two choices:
  • Restore the folder from a Time Machine snapshot or other backup that predates the corruption.
  • Use a third-party application such as Calendar Cleaner to try to repair the database.
If the application still crashes when you remove the database, then some other file is corrupt. Go to the next step.
Step 2
Delete the following items from the Library folder (some may not exist):
  • Caches/com.apple.CalendarAgent
  • Caches/com.apple.iCal
  • Saved Application State/com.apple.iCal.savedState

Try the application again. If it works now, stop here. Close the Library folder.

Step 3
Move the following items from the Library folder to the Desktop (again, some may not exist):
  • Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.iCal.helper.*.plist
  • Preferences/com.apple.CalendarAgent.plist
  • Preferences/com.apple.iCal.Alarm.plist
  • Preferences/com.apple.iCal.AlarmScheduler.plist
  • Preferences/com.apple.iCal.helper.plist
  • Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist
  • Preferences/com.apple.iCalExternalSync.plist
  • Preferences/iCalExternalSync.plist

Here “*” stands for a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes. Test again. If the application now works, you may be able to put back some of the files you moved in this step, relaunching and testing after each one. Eventually you may find the file that caused the problem; delete it. Recreate your settings if necessary. Close the Library folder.

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Don’t see a USB/Flash drive when you connect it to your mac?

It used to be that Apple just had it automatically pop up or appear on the desktop. However due to security reasons probably, this is no longer the case. Mende1 has the solution below.

At the left part of the Finder window, you will find its sidebar. Here, you should see a “Devices” list at the bottom of the sidebar. If you don’t see it, scroll down, and finally, choose the USB drive.

To show it in Desktop, just go to the menu bar and press the “Finder” button, and then, select the “Preferences” option. Then, in the window you should see, tick “External disks”, and the USB drive should appear in Desktop

via HT2518 when i connect my flash drive to…: Apple Support Communities.

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Superdrive inoperative after Mountain…: Apple Support Communities

Superdrive inoperative after Mountain…: Apple Support Communities. This seems to happen to many Apple owners who upgrade to ML. I would do the fix suggested below by Chris but also visit the genius bar and share this thread. Perhaps there is a silent recall that you might qualify for.

After much more searching I discovered a tip that I had not tried. Someone had found that deleting the Finder preference file resolved their problem, in 2008 no less. So with nothing to loose, I deleted the Finder preference file, restarted and burned 3 discs flawlessly. 

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Shut Down is sloooooooow: Apple Support Communities

‘Shut Down’ is sloooooooow: Apple Support Communities. Lots of reasons that this occurs. Parallels seems to be the main culprit, but also Canon ImageRunner software, and possibily VMware Fusion. The instructions below from Chak might solve the issue for most people.

Parallels 업그레이드 안내문

Thanks to ‘Softwater’ for pointing out Parallels. Yes, I am a Parallels user. This is what I did:

1. In ‘Finder’, clicked on ‘Macintosh HD’ under Devices.

2. Double clicked on ‘Library’

3. Double clicked on ‘LauchAgents’

4. Dragged three files starting with ‘com.parallels.’ to ‘Trash’. Required password.

5. Repeated #1 and #2

6. Double clicked on ‘LaunchDaemons’ now

7. Dragged one file starting with ‘com.parallels.’ to ‘Trash’. Required password.

8. Restarted the system. This is the last time system takes time to ‘Shut Down’.

9. After restart, ‘Shut Down’ took just a few seconds !

We have to wait for ‘Parallels’ to come up with an update fix.

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New LCD 22" computer monitor

Trying to get output from a Mac Air to work correctly?

New LCD 22" computer monitor

New LCD 22" computer monitor (Photo credit: freefotouk)

I was helping a friend with his Mac Air connect to a ViewSonic monitor. The monitor said it supported full HD 1080p signal, but alas the Mac Air cannot support that. So it said that the highest resolution it could support was 1344×900 and it automatically synced at that resolution. The problem was that you couldn’t see the finder toolbar.

Looking in the Display preferences on the ViewSonic monitor it had an option that I had never seen called “Underscan”. It was turned to Off, but when I moved it six clicks from the left (almost in the middle), the image was sized appropriately. It was amazing. I couldn’t adjust the image from the screen itself, it wasn’t selectable. But when an HDMI output from a Mac Air is connected apparently the final adjustment is the Underscan function. Just wanted everyone to know if you can’t see the finder in the larger monitor.

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