Mike Boreham

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on May 12, 2002

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  • Whats keeping Me? is a great little app that shows which processes are holding on to a disk, and gives the option to terminate. In my experience it is very often Spotlight.
  • OK your choice ....not as though 11.0.1 is a bed of roses for you is it  ;-) As I said I don't think this is an 11.0.1 issue at all, so I don't think you will see an update that will specifically ...
  • In the early days of a new major release (Big Sur) the updates are more likely to solve problems than introduce them. I would definitely update to 11.1. It may not solve your Mail problem, which ...
  • My Macs have all been "Retina" resolution since 2014. I could never go back to seeing the dots again!
  • Replied in Time Machine
    Pretty sure that predates Big Sur, in which Time Machine can use APFS and Snapshots for improved performance: https://eclecticlight.co/2020/12/08/getting-started-with-time-machine-to-apfs-in-big-sur/ ...
  • Replied in Time Machine
    Yes Big Sur is the first macOS to support APFS Time Machine drives. It will carry on using an existing HFS+ TM drive, but if you start a new TM back up it will force APFS case sensitive on the TM ...
  • If you had 32GB of RAM it would probably show 20GB RAM used. macOS uses RAM which is available. It doesn't mean it wouldn't run fine with 8GB. What matters is the Memory pressure.
  • Thanks, so not released yet, but close by the sound of it.
  • I can't find anything about v4....where are you seeing it?
  • So true. A lot of computer purchase decisions, including my own, result in machines far more powerful than needed. Because of lack of understanding and knowledge we overbuy "to be on the safe side" ...
  • Agreed an external hanging off a laptop isn’t great, even a small one. It’s all a matter of choice between compromises. You could get a TB3 SSD like a Samsung X5 or OWC Envoy, or a NVME DIY job ...
  • Digression ...have you tried putting the catalog and masters on a small fast SSD like a Samsung T7 and moving it between computers as needed. Works well for me.
  • I can't find anything to support this, and it would be extremely surprising without a fanfare of trumpets and price hike from Samsung. Manufacturers and vendors like to describe USB devices as ...
  • Thanks very much PerTulip. I have been using a 27" 5K iMac for the last three years. While I am sure the Eizo has better color gamut etc etc, I am too addicted to retina to go back.  ;-) I already ...
  • Thanks for this info. I have an M1 Air and been thinking about an LG Ultrafine 24" (4k) or 27" (5K) for it. Which do you have? Do you use the MBA in Clamshell mode or with its own keyboard and the ...
  • Thanks. That's good to hear....strange that Apple didn't express it like that in the Developer note.
  • I hope you are correct about this but can’t see anything to support that the translation is stored, in this This Apple Developer note about Rosetta. OTOH it may not be important in real life (at ...
  • The HP Printer problem is nothing to do with Big Sur betas. It affects Catalina and Mojave as well: https://www.theregister.com/2020/10/23/hp_printer_macos/ https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printers-K ...
  • I know its frowned on but I have had my Lightroom Cloudy library on an external, symlinked to the internal, for the last two years, without any problems. With smart previews stored locally the ...
  • Interesting! I have nearly always had mine on an external (too large for internal usually) and never had any problem.
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