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    • Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      I had a look in Safari for that same feature, or a similar one but it does not seem to be available there. Did I miss it?

      Off the top, all I see in Safari is the ability to add custom stylesheets to Safari. I’m not sure if that’d work or not. If it did, it could get complicated as well (and not the typical “simplicity of Macintosh”).

      You can see if the App Store has an extension for Safari that enables this functionality, but I haven’t heard of one (I couldn’t quickly find one).

      I can do more digging later to see if there’s a hidden preference that does it, but so far, I’m not seeing it.

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    • in reply to: Missing message issues plague Mail users in macOS Catalina #1981453

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Another reason to delay Catalina for a bit.

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    • Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      In terms of Dark Mode on the website content in Safari, the answer is: “It’s coming, depending on your website”.

      Safari 13 supports Dark Mode for the content of websites in Safari (I think there’s a release of Safari 12 that does as well, but Safari 13 definitely does).

      For sites that support it, Dark Mode occurs.

      It’s occurring on DuckDuckGo, MacRumors, and a handful of other sites I browse.

      Other sites have to enable support for it though.

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    • in reply to: Update for iTunes for Windows #1980357

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      I am a bit confused by your comment about what version of iCloud I should have. I have 7.14.0.29 on Windows 10 Pro version 1803 (I also have iCloud 7 on my older Windows 8.0 Pro computer).

      Apple mentioned that 7.14 is for Windows 7 and 10.7 is for Windows 10, but 10.7 is Microsoft Store only, so it’s not going to install for you in your case. If 7.14 works for you on your copy of Windows 10, I’d stick with it.

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    • in reply to: Update for iTunes for Windows #1979881

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      I’ve done some digging into this, and here’s some additional info:

      • It is correct that the security vulnerability is with Apple Software Update, not Bonjour for Windows. That has been incorrectly stated in the news. The vulnerability is with Apple’s particular software updater.
      • There doesn’t seem to be a separate update just to update Apple Software Update to a version that resolves the security vulnerability (in the past, Apple has released standalone updates for Apple Software Update for Windows. They are not doing so in this instance. To get the update or updates that patch the issue, users need to install iTunes for Windows 12.10.1, iCloud for Windows 7.14 (Windows 7), or iCloud for Windows 10.7 (Windows 10).
      • Here are the installers. I recommend running these manually versus updating through Apple Software Update, just to be on the safe side. iTunes for Windows. iCloud for Windows.
      • Here’s an article on Apple Software Update for Windows just for those who need to know more about it.

       

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    • in reply to: macOS Catalina is here – but hold yer horses #1977996

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Some additional Catalina-related news:

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    • in reply to: macOS Catalina is here – but hold yer horses #1977993

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Now, when it comes to incremental updates (from, e.g. 10.15.1. to 10.15.2) the size of those is (that I have seen son far) also very large. This fact gives me the impression that, instead of a bunch of perhaps small patches to be integrated by an installer application into their target macOS, it is the whole macOS with those patches already installed on it what is delivered. Is that right?

      I don’t think “minor” updates deliver the whole OS like major upgrades do, but what happens is Apple generally rolls a bunch of stuff together in fewer updates, hence the larger size.

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    • in reply to: macOS Catalina is here – but hold yer horses #1977478

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Right now, it is certainly not safe to upgrade to Catalina. There are always going to be bugs with each major macOS release. It is always good to wait until at least the “.1” update (think “Service Pack 1” for macOS upgrades). Sometimes it’s even advisable to wait a little longer.

      I’m not a huge fan of the annual release cadence. I would prefer every two or three years to take more time to work on the features, then release them. The only thing I dislike more is Windows 10 releasing two major releases per year (which is one thing that drove me back to a Mac). I generally recommend keeping macOS current at least by the end of each year to ensure one has latest the security/privacy patches (even though previous releases get some security patches as well), and the new features are generally useful enough to upgrade (especially now that upgrades are free, I used to spend $129-199 per upgrade!).

      I’m not a huge fan of the “rapid rolling release” cycle, but it seems this is what the world has jumped onto, and we’re stuck with it. Instead of the good old days where we paid for our operating system upgrades every few years, installed them with a DVD, and “generally” had stable OS releases, the world has decided to make the operating system a “service” with frequent updates. Not something I enjoy, but I’m stuck with it no matter what OS I choose, and I just have to embrace it. When I want a break from it, I can always pull out my PowerBook G4 running Mac OS X Leopard and take a stroll down memory lane.

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    • in reply to: macOS Catalina is here – but hold yer horses #1977426

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Let me see if I can answer some questions, plus provide some additional information.

      In terms of QuickTime X, QuickTime X has been here since Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). It has added some of the features of QuickTime Pro to it (although I don’t know if it was ever 100% feature compatible.

      If you’re running macOS Mojave, you have the latest version of QuickTime X automatically. Nothing else to install/update. If there are any updates to QuickTime X, they’ll occur with macOS Catalina.

      QuickTime X should play most video files you’d need, especially if they’re common standards such as MP4 or MOV.

      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201066

      The main reason people have kept QuickTime 7 around was for full QuickTime Pro functionality, or to play legacy QuickTime files (which most people don’t use anymore). Apple has long stopped supporting QuickTime 7.

      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201175

      QuickTime X converts older formats to standards formats automatically when opening media now. I’ve used it to easily convert video footage to newer formats.

      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202884

      If a video can’t be played by QuickTime X, this article may help.

      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201290

      One good video players I’ve found that works well is Switch. VLC would also work.

      https://www.telestream.net/switch/overview.htm

      The Adobe issues are occurring with macOS Catalina. More info here:

      https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/10/08/minor-lightroom-and-photoshop-bugs-pop-up-in-macos-catalina

      My work VPN doesn’t support Catalina either. I’m about to test a version that may since it’s 64 Bit.

      Eventually, you’ll likely want to upgrade to Catalina since the new features are nice, plus Apple improves security and privacy with every major update. It is a good idea to wait until at least 10.15.1 though, and to ensure all your apps are 64 Bit first.

      For those who take the plunge early, here’s also a good article on Sidecar:

      https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/10/08/how-to-use-sidecar-in-macos-catalina-with-your-ipad-and-your-mac

      Here’s also an article about another issue with the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad users. Not sure if anyone is having this:

      https://www.macrumors.com/2019/10/08/itunes-store-is-unable-to-process-purchases-error/

      On Project Catalyst apps, I’m glad to see more apps come to the Mac. The re-purchase for each platform is an annoyance, but I do this a lot now, so I could live with it. I just hope more subscriptions don’t explode. I have enough subscriptions now. 🙂

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    • in reply to: Free IOS13 advice for Apple #1975544

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Glad I haven’t upgraded yet. 🙂

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    • in reply to: Parallels Graphics Question #1975543

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      He’s trying Boot Camp for the better graphics. I’ll keep everyone posted how it goes.

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    • in reply to: iPhone 6s / 6s Plus Service Program for No Power Issues #1975466

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      This was going to be my weekly column tonight. You beat me to it. 🙂

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    • in reply to: What a Week for Apple Updates #1969540

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      The updates keep coming!

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    • in reply to: What a Week for Apple Updates #1969534

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      I’ve seen this generic icon before after a security or ‘point’ update but they usually revert to the normal/usual icon in a just a few minutes.

      It should revert. If it doesn’t, try re-launching the Finder using Force Quit and see if that kicks it in.

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    • in reply to: What a Week for Apple Updates #1968048

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Great to know others are doing well with the security updates. Eventually looking forward to Catalina so I can apply the fall updates, but I’m not in a major rush. Things are running well so far, so might as well keep everything stable until I can upgrade everything else successfully at once.

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