An iMac Screen Problem ?..

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Jun 13 13:54:52 EDT 2012


I only use this technique when I spill coffee on my keyboard. I figure there is some kind of 3 second rule whereby if I can get most of the coffee off the keyboard, all will be well. ;-)

Bob


On Jun 13, 2012, at 9:23 AM, Keith Clarke wrote:

> Yippee - Great that the problem is solved.
> 
> Thanks for sharing the IDE recovery 'keyboard glissando' technique. Until now I had always reserved those for those Booker T Hammond organ licks! ;-) 
> Best,
> Keith..
> 
> On 13 Jun 2012, at 16:45, Francis Nugent Dixon wrote:
> 
>> Hi from Beautiful Brittany,
>> 
>> Oufff ! (Sigh of relief !!)
>> 
>> Thanks to Bjornke, Mike and Keith for pointers.
>> Keith won the jackpot - the ZOOM was my problem.
>> 
>> I realized that i had a software problem and not
>> a hardware problem immediately. When I booted the
>> computer, the password request display was sitting
>> square in the middle of the screen, and when boot
>> had terminated, the screen had gone ZOOM.
>> 
>> I fiddled with the Zoom function as suggested by
>> Keith, and all went back to normal.
>> 
>> Sometimes when I have written a repeat mechanism
>> in a new script, and I go into a horrible never-ending
>> loop, I sometimes slide both hands across the keyboard,
>> hitting all the keys at the same time, to see if I can
>> get back control of the IDE (don't laugh - it sometimes works).
>> This is how I must have zoomed in, but didn't even know
>> that this function existed. Now I do !!!
>> 
>> Progress is just a series of monumental f***-ups !
>> 
>> All is now well in Carnac (and the sun is shining too !)
>> 
>> -Francis
>> 
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