Apple :: Growl Notifications - Receiving Notifications Of Certain Events On The Upper Right Of My Screen
Sep 22, 2009
I've noticed that lately I have been receiving notifications of certain events on the upper right of my screen. I just figured out that it's a thing called "Growl". I have no idea how it got on my system. Is it a third party program or was it installed in one of the OS X updates?
I got an Acer Aspire E 14 laptop unit. It's 4 days old with me. And I noticed when it gets in a low battery status, it doesn't give any notifications at all, even though the notification settings were turned on.
I recently purchased an Acer Aspire R7-572-6423 touchscreen notebook. It works great for the most part except for the touchscreen seems to glitch out every once in a while. What happens is out of nowhere the touch screen will start registering a click in the very upper left corner of the screen (as seen by the Windows 8 touch visual feedback) even though I am not touching the screen. The clicking happens very fast (several times a second) and makes the notebook unusuable.
I can make the clicking stop by touching and holding my finger on the screen near where the clicking is happening. However, as soon as I lift my finger, the clicking resumes.
To fix the issue, I have to do a touch screen calibration (Windows settings -> Tablet PC Settings -> Calibrate -> Touch input). However, the calibration appears to be off using this method (I cannot swipe the windows 8 bar to the right) so I then do a calibration reset (Tablet PC Settings -> Reset). This generally resolves the issue for a while.
I have tried moving the screen into different positions and cleaning the screen but the issue still comes back on occasion.
HP Mini 110-3100. When power up, get the HP logo and then a blank screen with curser flashing upper left hand corner.
Ran diagnostics --- everything passed. Cannot get into System Recovery Cannot get into Safe Mode I do get into the Setup Utility but nothing there that fixes the problem. I do get into System information, but again, nothing there to fix this start up problem.
Estimates at local shops to fix start at minimum $110 - obviously could be higher However, Amazon selling HP Mini 110-1030NR for $110
Questions: 1. How I can recover to operate the HP MIni 110-3100 I have? 2. What are the differences in 110-3100 versus the 110-1030NR 3. If I decide to buy the -1030NR instead of having the -3100 repaired, what I am giving up and ALSO, what does the NR stand for?
I have a Dell XPS M1330 laptop I use extensively. Its been reliable and quick. Im receiving blue screens twice per day and have had drivers reinstalled by a support company to no avail. Ive run basics diagnostics with no issues. How can I troubleshoot this?
I just bought an Acer aspire 4530-5627 and the onboard Nvidia Geforce 9100M G graphics card is getting quite hot. Sometimes the GPU temp gets to the mid 70s (Celsius) averaging around 67 or 68*C! According to CPUID HWMonitor the ACPI temp gets to 55*C and the Processor to 50*C. The hard drive runs on the cool side at 39*C. I bought the laptop on newegg and they do not accept returns for refunds.
Acer Aspire 4530 AMD athlon x2 ql-60 2gb ddr2 667 160gb 5400 sata nvidia 9100m g
whether the AC power adaptor itself should show an LED light on while it is plugged into the power (and not just when it is charging/connected to the laptop too)?
My Dad has come over here on holiday with an Acer Aspire 5720 Model ICL50. It had been working fine, however this morning we started getting the low battery warning sound, despite the power cable being plugged in. We have taken plugs in and out, taken the battery out etc, but the laptop will show no sign of receiving more power via the adaptor.
I figure its either one of two things - either the adaptor has died, or there is an issue with the power connector in the back of the laptop itself, perhaps it got knocked and damaged internally or something.
I'm not sure if this fits the board but I'll give this a shot anyway. I've not had problems with my wifi until recently. When I visit certain sites (Tumblr blogs' main pages for instance), I receive the dreaded 503 Service Unavailable message. Neither my phone nor the other notebooks in my household face the same problem as I am so I have a feeling it's only me.
I owned a laptop a couple years back which had wireless card issues (signal fizzled out after some minutes) so I do suspect that this might be the same thing. I'm not sure if this is relevant but currently, there are only three bars on my wifi icon while my phone has the full five. However, I'm able to access the majority of the internet just fine.
For reference, I am a Windows 8 user but I have yet to update to Windows 8.1 (because the last time I did, I was bluescreened (sort of) so I'm a little paranoid), owned this notebook for about a year and a half, and I do update whenever HP support assistant prompts me.
My qwerty keyboard is not doing or missing many of the letters in upper case - just lower case, and the letter 'L' seems to have given up completely - it will not type neither lowercase or upper case. This problem exists in what seems to be all applications.
I have a inspiron 1710 It has been ok for the most part But the issue that i seem to have and bugs the heck out of me is that when i'm typing and tap the caps lock its like every thing stops and it is a few seconds then the caps lock changes to upper or lower and i have to wait for it to come back on then i can type again But i can not just tap caps and type , BUT if i have a external key board No problem.
I've been running on a T520 4239-CTO for a little over a year now without issue. I've been getting lots of random bsod and services crashing in the last few days; even Windows 7 cannot validate itself anymore.
I ran all the hardware checks in the provided Lenovo utilities and it all seems to pass. I didn't trust this so I manually checked the smart values on the hard disk and noticed around 2400+ reallocated sectors so I decided to replace the hard disk.
It should be noted that there are no viruses/malware on this machine. After receiving the new hard disk I did a factory restore using the dvd backups I made when I received the machine. Upon booting the new factory install on the new disk I'm still getting the same random bsod and issues with Windows 7 not being able to validate.
I notice that everytime I boot now on the newly restored os that the "Microsoft Software Protection Platform" service has issues and cannot start. I started doing some updates using the Thinkvantage tools and they're crashing too.
This machine is currently on pass 4 of memtest without any errors so far.
I've replaced the hard drive and from the looks of things so far the ram seems fine. Where do I go from here?
The MBP I bought in Aug '07 2.4 GHz model seems to be having some screen issues... in particular ... pixel issues on the far left side of my screen... I'm attaching a pdf shot of the areas in question that i took with my camera ... there are quite a few patches of pixels that are remaining a shade of white and are not responding to any colour change in desktop wallpaper/ movies/ anything...
I'm terribly dissappointed with this... i've taken pains to ensure that the MBP is always padded when i take it out (and i can count the number of times i've taken it outside home with fingers on one hand) .... so... i'm sure i haven't bumped it anywhere...
I have the apple protection plan...
any advice on what my options might be at this point? would apple look into screen replacement options? I'm in India and there aren't any official apple stores out here either:| (the closest thing out here to an apple store is a premium reseller) ... on a totally separate note .. my battery seems to be performing excruciatingly badly as well.. health is at 84% after 64 cycles ... and that's after i've done the battery calibration tests ......
I have a problem with my MBP LED Screen and its colours.
I tried calibrating, but I've noticed everything has a bluish tint and I didnt like it, so I went back to the original colour settings, but it doesnt look the same. I type in something in Google Images, and it all has a monotone to it. They all look quite grainy also.
I was poised to order a new MBP 13" after hearing they updated the screen to have a 60% greater gamut. (I had previously returned my unibody Macbook last December after not being able to live with the low quality screen; I had loved everything else but it was that intolerable.) The longer battery life of the newer model seemed appealing as well.
However, several things are making me re-think my decision. First of all, I'm hearing stuff about throttled SATA speeds. This has me a little worried, as though I'm going to be getting the base model with the hard drive, I was planning on upgrading in the future to a SSD. Do you guys think this is a hardware issue or a software issue? How big of an issue is it?
Also, another thing that has got me a little bit worried (okay, a LOT worried) is about a display where the blues seem like purple and whatnot. Apparently it "looks like when you turn up that one artificial option in the nVidia control panel", as one forumer stated. What alarms me even more is the fact that someone said they contacted Apple support and they said that it was supposed to look like that and that's what 60% greater color gamut was supposed to look like. What are your thoughts? Do some notebooks have a normal screen while others have that "unnaturally vivid" screen?.....