OS X V10.7 Lion :: TextEdit Keep Loosing What I Typed
Jun 15, 2012
I just lost a whole hours worth of research. I was typing in text edit and then it started making me duplicate the file at every save and then I had to replace the orginal, and I did this several times until I finally decided to close it down (as it's done this before) and when I opened it up again a whole hours worth of research was missing. I clicked on the Restore button but it hadn't saved any of my research for over an hour.†
How can I get Preview to only initiate a search after I have fully typed in the word or phrase.It immediately jumps into a search when I have not fully typed in the word I am searching on.¬† This bogs down the search and stalls my ability to type the phrase into the search box.¬†
I bought my macbook originally with Snow Leopard, later I downloaded the latest version (Lion) of it.¬†I would like to format my whole computer so that it looks as new, but what can I do that without loosing the Lion OS I did pay for?¬†
My computer is set up with a network drive that does not allow for the new feature "versions" to function properly. I guess at some point a window popped up and asked if I wanted to save anyway and I clicked the "do not show message again" and cancel. Well it has remembered my choice to not show this message again but now it just permanently overwrites and saves text files when I close them without even hesitating. So 10 minutes ago I had a very important file open and accidentally modified it, I was done with the file but did not want to save it so instead of undoing I just closed the file. This new system has completely overwritten the file with this new version and when I reopen it there are no undo options or previous versions available to restore. How do I turn this stupid feature off?
Even though my permissions are set to read write, I can't save changes to a TextEdit file. The program keeps saying I don't have permission and asks me if I want to create a duplicate. How can I fix this?
It looks like some icons names cannot be changed in OS X Lion via the Resources technique? I used to use the tips from this thread in Leopard and Snow Leopard but now the game seems to be up:
I would, normally, replace the app with a copy of itself to overwrite the name but Lion won't let me delete the original because the OS needs it and like I said, the Resource lproj trick doesn't seem to work.
Is there a way to change the name of the Trash or TextEdit app?
Info:MacBook (white), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Pre-Lion the way to see the path of the file you are currently looking at (in any app, but for simplicity let's say TextEdit), was to select Save As... and it would default to the directory the file is open in. At least that's the way I did it...¬†
So now in Lion (which I generally like) how do you see what directory your current file is located in??¬†
I do a lot of editing of text docs and every time I open TextEdit it opens a new doc when I want to just open the doc I'm after. Then I have to close both of them.¬† This gets annoying when editing several docs.¬† Is there any way to turn off the new doc? I don't see that option in the menu or preferences.
Just switched to Lion, and was alarmed to notice existing (previously saved) TextEdit files closing without an option to save or not save changes.¬†How can I open a TextEdit file, edit it, and then close it without saving the changes?¬†(I often like to print a document without the photo that may be in it, so I delete the photo, print, and then close without saving, because I didn't want the photo permanently removed from the document.)¬†
Having upgraded to Lion 10.7.3, the TextEdit 1.7 (289.3) application does not display any fonts placed in Users area: Mac HD/Users/Library/Fonts.¬† But the same fonts are OK when placed at Public area:¬† Mac HD/Library/Fonts.¬† Tried Repairing Permission via Disk Utility with no joy. Although fonts placed at Users area don't display in TextEdit, they do display in Quark XPress, FileMaker, OpenOffice, Illustrator etc, etc.
Info: Mac Pro Quad 2x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core, 1 Gb 667 MHz FB-DIMM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Windows partition 30Gb
I finally upgraded to 10.7.4 this morning, and promptly opened TextEdit to write a new note to myself. When I tried to save it- cmd+S - the "File" in the menu bar was selected for ~10 seconds, as though it were saving, and then it was done. I never got the dialog to actually name the file, choose where to save it, etc. (Keep in mind that I'd just opened a new blank file, so I was kind of expecting this dialog.) Then it got weirder. I tried to close the window- cmd+W - and the x in the upper-left corner of the window was selected, as though it were trying to close, for ~10 seconds. Then it gave up and the window was still there. Needless to say I gave up, force-quit TextEdit and wrote the note in emacs. Should've done that all along...¬†
Then, just now, I had the same thing happen to me in Preview. Can't save files, or close windows. Tried duplicating a jpg to save as a copy somewhere else, and never got a save dialog, and couldn't close either the copy or the original. ¬†
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
I was using Safari browser and lost my entire long letter. I tried viewing history & reloading the page.... no luck.
There must be a way of retrieving all the history on one's computer. Maybe not in Safari, but other software loaded in my comp. Syst tools or sys preferences maybe. I just need to know where to look because i'm pretty clueless.
I reported the problem to Apple Support via email. but their responses were unhelpful and had no new information.The suggestion for a fee based call to Apple technical support is insulting. Why would I pay for a call to fix a problem in your portal to sell me software? Also, it is in Apple's best interest to address this; as it stands I can not upgrade to OSX Lion because it is only delivered via the App Store!†Am I to throw my Mac Pro out of the window? Is this how Apple provides support to their loyal customers?How long are Apple products supported these days?When I started to use Macs (1991), they had a great reputation, because everything was backward compatible.
The life cycle of Macs has become very short indeed for a very expensive product.After 21 years I may switch to PC (can't believe I am writing this). IF I can not get a Mac that can run processor and graphics intensive tasks anymore, then I have really no choice. I am not buying a two year old Mac Pro at exorbitant prices to run Autodesk Maya (for complex and very high res rendering) when I can run the software on a PC faster and at less than half the cost.Is Apple really abandoning the professional in favor of becoming a consumer electronics company?
I am getting "downloaded from the internet" alerts on files I have created myself, and were never downloaded.¬†Example: create a new file with TextEdit, put some text in it, save it as Test.tst, and close it.
If I re-open it, I get the warning: "This may be an application. It was downloaded from the internet etc.". But it is not executable, it is just a flat text file, and it was definitely not downloaded from the internet. If I give it the extension .txt instead of .tst this does not happen, but I want to work with non-standard extensions sometimes. Strangely, if I give it no extension at all, the problem also does not occur. So the system distrusts ".tst", but anything without extension is OK? Looks like a bug or misdesigned feature to me.¬†
The most annoying thing is that if I make changes to such a file I get the same warning again, and this continues forever.When I type "ls -ld@ Test.tst" I see:¬†com.apple.quarantine23 ¬†This is supposedly the reason for the message. I know I can change that for each file separately or turn off quarantine completely, but that is not what I want.Is there a way to switch of quarantine just for certain file extensions?
So I haven't used Pandora in a while, and just started again last week. I figured I would grab one of the third party apps, so I didn't have to use Safari to listen. I tried PandoraJam, PandoraBoy, and PandoraMan, and none of them work right. I can listen to stations that I have already created, but I can not create a new station. Every time I try to type an artist or song in the box, it doubles every letter. For example say I wanted to search for "Train" If I try to type that in the search box it comes out "Ttrraaiinn." I know Pandora recently released their own App, so did they break 3rd Party apps, to promote Pandora ONE?
I'm having a think about my current backup solution as i've recently got into photography and dont want to loose any of my images. I have a 24" imac with a 640GB Hard drive. I do a Bootable Carbon Copy Clone of this drive after i import any new photos or make any drastic changes to any of my library's to a 320GB WD Passport and take it to my parents. Then connected to a airport extreme i have 2 WD Mybook hard drives. Drive A is 1TB and holds all my master RAW images that are on my imac's HD. It also holds things like personal movies and any other documents that are on the imac. The only thing that it holds that are not backed up anywhere are Movies or TV shows.
Also connected to the AE is a 640GB WD Mybook (Drive B) this is purely for time machine backups. The only issue i can see so far is that the WD passport drive is only 320GB so once my imac drive fills up past the 320GB mark i wont be able to do a CCC backup. I'm currently using about 230GB on my imac so have a little time before i need to upgrade that drive. Now, the imac is in our dining room and my wife does NOT want drives hanging off the imac cluttering the place up, hence the reason why there connected to the AEBS and hidden away in a cupboard... Can anyone suggest any improvements that need to be made to my setup?
I can't figure this out. A few days ago noticed iChat and Mail were not making any sounds when they were supposed to. I double-checked the settings a few times and everything was right, sound events were suppose to take place. I restarted and it resolved the problem.
Now, a few days later, I'm having the same problem.