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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:34 pm 
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I'm on Yosemite - so it must have started with 10.10 with the command as I quoted..

And it's not just Apple's apps; the Edit menu period.


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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Defcom wrote:
Emoji & Symbols here. 10.12.2

Ok. Ram didn't mention which OS he was using. It's Special Characters... in 10.9

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:02 am 
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In Snow Leopard you could drag an application to the Finder Sidebar. This can still be done in Sierra but now you have to hold down the command key as you do it.

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:31 pm 
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Talking to someone at the weekend who still has old 3.5in floppies with photos on but no way to access them...

Remembered I had an old LaCie USB-powered pocket drive at home. Then found a floppy (MacWrite II system disk - it was all I could find!). Connected drive to the Snow Leopard MBP but did not show on desktop though I could hear it running. GIYF and learned Apple had ended support for floppy drives.

Then tried launching WinXP Pro in Parallels and there was the Lacie as removable drive.

It's probably not something too many people will need these days, but... :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Last time I used floppies I didn't even have an internet connection, let alone a digital camera. By the time I got on the internet (1999) I was using 100MB Zip disks, and my PB had a 3GB hard drive.

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:44 pm 
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So did you get the photos off Neil?
Didn't know what GIYF meant but after Googling it I found out!

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:07 am 
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I hadn't mentioned it at the time because a) I wasn't sure I still had it following our move; b) if it would work if I did.

I don't like raising hopes only to have to dash them later ;)

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 am 
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Leewave wrote:
So did you get the photos off Neil?
Didn't know what GIYF meant but after Googling it I found out!

I was puzzled at first, but having guessed that G stood for Google, I managed to work it out!

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:23 am 
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Sorry - I generally avoid acronyms but thought this was one everybody knew.

But then, what do I know... :lol:

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:25 am 
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Highmac wrote:
Sorry - I generally avoid acronyms but thought this was one everybody knew.

But then, what do I know... :lol:

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:00 am 
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Highmac wrote:
I hadn't mentioned it at the time because a) I wasn't sure I still had it following our move; b) if it would work if I did.

I don't like raising hopes only to have to dash them later ;)

Isn't it amazing how people can NOT answer a straight question? :-) So did you get his photographs off or not? I'm just curious, it's of no consequence to me but I would just like to know. :| :D

- - - and no, not everybody knows every obscure acronym, there are too many acronyms about! 's obvious, innit? If you know it. But if you don't know it, it's not. It's like people giving you directions in a foreign town yeah you just go down the road past blennies crossover blah by the coop it's just there ok? you can't miss it! Simple if you know where it is and what it looks like. And where blennies is and where the co-op is too ...

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 pm 
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Acronyms are terrible things. The same one can mean different things to different people depending on what industry they work.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:24 pm 
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That's not quite how the built in help in El Capitan showed it:

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:39 pm 
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I agree about acronyms - this was a rare exception. Won't do it again :mrgreen:

Now to Leewave's question:
This was posted simply as a tip, the intention being to keep it as short as possible without too much extraneous background. However, to fill in the gaps, the original discussion was at my son's 40th birthday family celebration, 60 miles from where I live. The person I was speaking to was the partner of one of the family, so not well-known to me. When he mentioned the problem, I thought of the old disk-drive; I was fairly sure I still had it, but didn't mention it at the time for reasons already stated.

We got home on Saturday night and it was fairly late on Sunday (for fairly obvious reasons since I was not doing the driving) before I could check that a) I still had the disk-drive (I had) and b) it still worked (it did). However, the couple concerned went away after the party and I can't get in touch until they get back from wherever they've gone, to even ask if he wants it. So the answer to the question "Did you get his photographs off or not?" is "We did not" because we haven't been able to try yet :D

When I've got a better answer, I'll post it in this thread :)

Footnote: GIYF = Google Is Your Friend

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 pm 
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Mavericks gives a lot more help...


RTFM
For other uses, see RTFM (disambiguation).
The title page and table of contents for the Linpack Users' Guide. Above the table of contents, the quote
Usage of "RTFM" in the 1979 LINPACK Users' Guide
RTFM is an initialism for the expression "read the f****** manual" or, in the context of the Unix computer operating system, "read the f****** man page". The RTFM comment is usually expressed when the speaker is irritated by another person's question or lack of knowledge. It refers to either that person's inability to read a technical manual, or to their perceived laziness in not doing so first, before asking the question.

In expurgated texts, substitutions such as "read the frickin' manual", "read the flaming manual", "read the fine manual", "read the friendly manual", or similar variants are used.[1] Initialisms similar to RTFM include "STFW" ("search the f****** web"), "GIYF" ("Google is your friend") and "LMGTFY" ("let me Google that for you"). These indicate that the questioner could have easily found the answer to their question on the World Wide Web.

Many alternative expansions for "RTFM" exist, as do many similarly-themed alternative initialisms.

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