Tag Archives: Mountain Lion

CASE STUDY: Upgrading My Data Management and Backup System

What can you do when your data management and backup systems are not as efficient and effective as you would like them to be? Below is a recap of proactive steps that I took to address this problem.

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OS X 10.8 fixes a Yosemite printer problem

Epson SP 2200 printer setupThe printer that I use is an Epson Stylus Pro 2200. I recently dealt with a problem where the printer suddenly stopped working in Yosemite OS X 10.10. From the App Store menu, I had downloaded and installed the latest set of Epson drivers on Feb. 21. With the printer turned on and connected to the USB port, I kept getting the following messages: Communication error: Printer is offline. The problem was persistent, even after I changed cables and connected the printer to a different port. I tried resetting the printing system, and that only served to remove my entire set of installed printers. Afterward, when I attempted to add back the driver using the Printers & Scanners pane in System Preferences, Yosemite could not locate the device.

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Upgrading to Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

Using prior experience as a guide, I figured that that at least one program or hardware device would stop working if I upgraded my Mac operating system to Yosemite 10.10. Consequently, I didn’t instantly switch from Mavericks 10.9 right when Apple released its latest OS. I was proven correct in my prognosis, as a couple of favored applications ceased to work after I completed the system upgrade.

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Software can’t be opened because it’s from an unidentified developer

Imagine you’ve downloaded software from the web and entered your admin password correctly, yet you can’t install the program because it’s supposedly from an unidentified developer. What do you do?

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Removing unwanted apps from dock in Mountain Lion

In older OS X operating systems like Snow Leopard 10.6, the standard way to remove a file, folder, or app off the dock was to drag it to the right and then release. That’s no longer the case in 10.8.

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PowerPC apps unsupported in 10.7 and 10.8

I recently inventoried the list of PowerPC software that I brought over from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.8 to determine how many I needed to delete because they’re no longer supported.

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