[OT] Mac Beach Ball Party (or welcome to hell, here's your mac)

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Fri May 11 16:51:11 EDT 2012

This probably has nothing to do with anything you've mentioned, but during a
recent "Let's figure out what Apple changed and turn it off" session I
recently went though, we found that file locking is enabled via Time Machine
settings, and disabling the setting there supposedly prevents files from
being auto-locked in the Finder (and thus unable to be overwritten).

Just throwing it out there...


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX Design

Recently, Jacque Landman Gay wrote:

> On 5/11/12 2:00 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>> My lovely Mac pro is in hell.   Yes I have a lot of apps, and yes I am
>> running Lion.
>> And that doesn't help either as it insists on loading every app and
>> document I had running the last time*.
> System prefs -> General -> Restore windows when quitting and re-opening
> apps [turn this off]
> I never turn off my Mac so I'm not sure if that also works on a restart
> but if you haven't unchecked it, it's worth trying. Or just leave your
> Mac on all the time, it's meant to be used that way. I only restart
> after a system update.
> What I hate even more than that, and for which there is NO solution, is
> the auto-save that wrecks whatever I'm working on as soon as I make any
> temporary change. Whoever made *that* decision is the one I'd like to
> track down and torture. There isn't even a Terminal command to get rid
> of it. I don't want every single tentative edit to be saved, I want to
> decide what's temporary and what should be overwritten. I lost work
> yesterday because of this stupid, idiotic behavior and had to go digging
> through the Star Wars interface to get back the original, which was
> difficult because they ALL LOOK ALIKE if the document is more than one
> page long. Don't get me started.

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