About Website FAQ
This section contains Frequently Answered Questions about the macintechsig.org website. It contains important information about our website and how you can get the most out of your visit.
Registered members of macintechsig.org may post followup questions on any of the topics here by using the comment link at the bottom of any page.
Getting started is easy, just click a link below to view the related FAQ.
We welcome your feedback and comments.
Thanks for visiting.
macintechsig.org admin. team
What web browsers does the website support?
We're proud to say this site is W3Ci compliant so if you are using any modern browser that supports
Here's a partial list of web standard compliant browsers (some are more compliant than others):
What about Internet Explorer for Mac OS 9?
Internet Explorer 5.x was great in OS 9 and OS 8, in fact it was one of the first browsers re-written to start complying with the emerging web standards movement. Sadly, while Internet Explorer follows a few of the W3C web standard items, it falls well short of the mark these days. It falls so far short that even MicroSOFT has stated they will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer for the Mac. Sorry folks but it's time to get a better browser (a harsh statement but true).
What about Netscape Navigator?
Sorry, but again we're back to waving the web standards banner and Netscape of old just doesn't make the grade. It was a by product of the browser wars with Microsoft and sadly it's lost the fight on several fronts. Again, it's time to get a better browser.
Do we have a recommended browser?
For our Windows cousins we highly recommend FireFox. This site works fine in Internet Explorer for Windows but FireFox is just better on so many levels.
For the Mac OS, you really have a lot of choices. Of course the site works fine in Apple's Safari browser. Safari also has the added benefit of using the Mac OS X built in spell checker so you can spell check items on the fly before submitting a post. FireFox or Opera are also both excellent choices. In fact, this website (and many other websites we visit) actually feels crisper in FireFox than Safari -- don't ask us why -- the content is the same but it just feels quicker.
To connect to our Public iDisk folder using a different version of Mac OS X or Windows, please read this Apple Support Article for details.
How Do I type of questions
This section of our WebsiteFAQs deal with How Do I... style topics. Please note, these are how to steps related to using the macintechsig.org website. If you're looking for How To style questions and answers regarding specific software applications please visit our Forums or Search this website.
How do I find the most recent, newest, or most recently changed posts on this website?
Finding the most recent posts on this website is only one click away, do this:
I find the text size on this website too small to read comfortably. How can I make it easier to read?
That's a great question and it's a very easy fix.
All of the text on this site can be made larger or smaller using standard features built into web standard compliant sites like this one, and build into web standard compliant web browsers like Safari, FireFOX and others.
To make the text bigger in Safari, do this:
Notice that the content of the site reflows automatically to accommodate your larger text size. To make the text smaller simply go back to the
Now you can change the text size up or down simply by clicking on the appropriate icon.
If you're using a web browser other than Safari, for example FireFOX, you're are going to be looking for menu items named something like
I'm using a computer with a small monitor and the main content area on this website is too small. How can I reclaim more screen space to make reading content easier?
The main content area (the white area you're reading this in) is designed to be readable at screen resolutions of 1024x768 or higher. However, we understand that not everyone has monitors which support that resolution, or perhaps you're using a smaller laptop display. With that condition in mind, we've provided the ability for you to customize some of the primary navigation elements of this website.
To shut off some of the navigation elements and reclaim more space for the main content area, do this:
If you unchecked all the blocks, then they no longer appear in the right hand navigation column and the main content are (the white area you're reading this in) will fill up that space. The settings are remembered by the website and are saved with your user account settings.
In most cases, all of the content that appeared in the right hand column was a summary of information from the primary site sections. To find that content just click on any link to go that site section. For example, click
Information such as
Contextual Help for website features
Some features of this website have specific help articles associated with them. For example, there is specific help instructions for posting Polls, Forum Topics or adding Comments.
Just look for this icon [inline:1] at the top right corner of the page when making a New Poll, Forum Topic or Comment. Clicking on that will display additional information, hints and tips.
If you're looking for help on how to format your messages for various special effects such as bold or italic fonts (and many others) click this icon [inline:2] next to various text and form fields to see additional information about the related item.
Generally, there is a lot that you can do within this online community to please take your time, look around, and explore. The water is fine so come on in
How do I create and manage bookmarks?
Here are the general rules as they apply to working with bookmarks:
For detailed, step by step, instructions please visit the links noted below.
To add a bookmark to any macintechsig.org page using
To add a bookmark to a web page on a different website, do this:
Hint: It's easy to make a mistake when entering the address of a website. We recommend visiting the website, copying the address from the browsers Address field, then pasting that information into the
To delete a bookmark, do this:
Caution:This operation cannot be undone.
The same basic process for adding bookmarks is applied to managing a bookmark. You may rename the title of a bookmark, change the address (URLi) of a bookmark, or delete the bookmark entirely from your bookmark menu.
To manage existing bookmark, do this:
Why do some links on caddpower.com have a small icon and what do they mean?
We use icons to help you distinguish, at a glance, what a particular link might be for or where it might take you.
Name of Link A link with no icon takes you to content within this website.
Link Name.mov A link to a QuickTIME demonstration movie file.
Name of Link An external link to a website or web-page (i.e. a link which is not part of this website)
www.example.com is pretty much what it looks like, a link to a website or web-page which is not located on this website but the link is spelled out so it didn't need the icon next to it.
Why are you seeing this page?
Some content and features of this site are restricted to registered MacinTech and Multimedia SIGi Members only. However, don't give up as there are some common reasons why you're seeing this page and there are some easy things you can try to correct the problem:
Features and Content restricted to registered MacinTech and Multimedia SIG members only include:
Thanks for visiting and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you still can't find what you're looking for or continue to have problems accessing this site please Contact Us and we'll do our best to help.
macintechsig.org admin. team
Looking for something at macintechsig.org?
We're sorry. We tried really hard but after looking everywhere on our site we just can't find the page you requested. However, don't give up as there are some common reasons why that might have happened and there are some easy things you can try to correct the problem:
Feel free to Email Us if you still can't find what you're looking for or if you'd like to report a broken link.
We apologize for any inconvenience
macintechsig.org admin. team
Does the MacinTechSIG.org website have an RSSi Feed?
Yes, we publish several different RSS Feeds for content on this website. The reason we provide multiple feeds is so visitors can subscribe to just the content they're after.
Use the links below to find out more about how to subscribe to some of our content specific RSS feeds.
How do I subscribe to an RSSi News Feed for a specific MacintechSIG.org Forum?
Being able to subscribe to a RSS News Feed for a specific MacinTechSIG.org forum is an easy way to say in touch with only the information you need without having to visit the website. When you subscribe to a Forum Specific RSS feed, any new particles posted to that specific Forum will automatically appear in your RSS News Feed reader application.
Please note that Forums which contain Member Only content will produce an empty RSS feed in your news reader. We're aware of this limitation but are unaware of a method to have this content published and still maintain Member Only Access. Until we can determine a practical solution you'll still need to visit the site to get the latest member only perks.
What To Do:
We will provide an example here on how to subscribe to the Podcasting Forum. The same steps may be used to subscribe to any Forum on the MacinTechSIG.org website.
To Subscribe to a Forum RSS Feed, do this:
To subscribe to a different forum, simply open your Forum Page of choice in step (1) and repeat steps (2) through (4).
Please note, we're aware of a problem when subscribing to this RSS feed with FireFox. However, the news feed subscription works correctly with Safari and Opera (and may work with other browsers). We apologize for any inconvenience however the feed is generated automatically by Drupal and we just don't know how to correct the condition so it works correctly in Firefox. When we have a fix this article will be updated.
How do I get a news feed for only the content that appears on the front page of the MacinTechSIG.org website?
We provide two methods to subscribe to the an RSSi Feed for content that appears on the front page of our website. When you subscribe to the Front Page RSS feed, any new particles posted to the Front Page will automatically appear in your RSS News Feed reader application. Subscribing to our Front Page feed can be an easy, and time efficient, method of staying in touch with what's going on without having to visit the website. Please note that Member Only content is NOT published to the RSS feed, you'll still need to visit the site to get the latest member only perks.
Please note, we're aware of a problem when subscribing to this RSS feed with FireFox using either method described. However, the news feed subscription works correctly with Safari and Opera (and may work with other browsers). We apologize for any inconvenience however the feed is generated automatically by Drupal and we just don't know how to correct the condition so it works correctly in Firefox. When we have a fix this article will be updated.
Method One: From the left hand navigation area:
Method Two: From the Address field in Safari:
Please note, this method will subscribe you to the Front Page news regardless of which page you may be viewing on the website. In a perfect world the RSS feed link in the address bar would subscribe you to a feed for the currently displayed page. Again, this is a quirk of Drupal and we're just don't know how to correct that condition. When we have a fix this article will be updated.
This website is an online community for registered Macintech and Multimedia User Group members.
Guest visitors are always welcome and you are encouraged to browse all the content on our website. However, you will not be able to post comments, vote on online polls, or participate in forum discussions. Please stroll around to learn more about us.
Macintech and Multimedia User Group members:
If you are a registered member, dues paid and in good standing, with the Macintech and/or Multimedia User Group then you should complete the online form to create a new account.
An automated email containing your password and additional information will be sent to the email address you enter in the form so please
It can take up to 48 hours for us to process your request and activate your account for Membership privileges. Additional information is detailed in the automated email that is sent when you request your new account.
What does SIGi mean?
SIG is short for Special Interest Group
In our case, the Multimedia Special Interest Group (SIG) is an Apple User Group that is a child to our parent group, the Macintech Users Group. Our SIG specializes in the discussion of Multimedia related topics.