Safari and Discover In the seemingly never-ending tug-of-war between Safari and financial websites, the Discover Card site appears to have recently been changed, causing compatibility problems. Reader Bob Lord writes:
"It appears that Discover Card has made some changes to it?s website that now won?t me log in with Safari. Last night I was logged into my account on Discover Card?s website getting ready to pay my bill. I was logged out because of inactivity, (I got side tracked), when I logged back on I was told that the site was unavailable because of system maintaince please try back later. This morning I tried to log back on to pay my bill, but I was pointed to an error page telling me that I might need to update my web browser software. I went back with Internet explorer and was able to log in and pay my bill with no problems."
New/Updated Knowledge Base Articles Apple updated a large number of Knowledge Base articles in the past 24 hours; below are the troubleshooting-related updates.
AppleWorks stops responding if you leave the Find/Change window open notes that a certain sequence of events in AppleWorks 6 for Mac OS X can result in an application freeze.
Preventing noise from effects in GarageBand explains how to use GarageBand's "noise gate."
Using network homes with the Active Directory plug-in for Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later explains how to set up network homes using Active Directory.
Safari: Unable to download attachments from Hotmail states that in order to download attachments from Hotmail you should use a browser other than Safari.
Mac OS X: Setting up Login Items provides instructions on setting up items that open automatically at login. (Interestingly, Apple calls them Login Items even though they're confusingly called Startup Items in OS X 10.3.)
iTunes 4 for Mac OS X: Compatible Players is an update to the article listing portable players compatible with iTunes 4.
iTunes 4: Creating playlists of your favorite songs provides instructions for creating playlists in iTunes.
How to resume interrupted Music Store downloads in iTunes 4 explains what to do if your download of a track purchased from the iTunes Music Store is interrupted.
What to do if your computer won't recognize a FireWire device is an update to the article providing troubleshooting information for FireWire connections.
PowerBook G4, iBook G4: Troubleshooting the Slot Load Disc Drive includes helpful tips for working with the slot-loading optical drive in Apple laptops.
Ejecting a disc from the PowerBook G4 disc drive lists ways to eject a disc from the optical drive on the PowerBook G4.
Using your PowerBook G4 with the display closed provides instructions for doing what the title says.
Mac OS X: How to Set up Mac OS X Mail for .Mac Email is an update to the article instructing how to set up .Mac email accounts in Mail.
What to do if a USB device isn't working is an update to the troubleshooting article.
What to do if your PowerBook or iBook does not operate from AC power is an updating to the the article on fixing AC problems.
.Mac: Troubleshooting iDisk authentication or login errors covers problems logging in to a .Mac iDisk.
Troubleshooting portables that won't turn on or start up
Tips for maximizing your PowerBook and iBook battery charge
Useful Mac OS X Terms: What is Darwin? provides some background on OS X's Darwin foundation.
Backlit LCDs require a warm-up period notes that it takes a while before LCD displays reach their maximum brightness.
About LCD display pixel anomalies provides information about problems with LCD displays.