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1 hour ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Using this. Excellent mouse, hand curvature etc. 

Are there any other options? Not looking for cheaper options necessarily but I assumed that something better might have launched since Master 3 launched.

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10 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

something better might have launched since Master 3 launched

There is Mx Vertical too, said to be better for hand.

There can't be that much possible improvement here. Like apart from logitech what options are there for big comfortable mouse?

I like G502. But apart from that have only used SteelSeries Rival 600. G502 has better grip as i like to keep whole palm on mouse.

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2 hours ago, North said:

 

Thanks! The mouse is also working smoothly now, I guess it was something with the drivers or something.

 

The only problem left is that I have to keep the Macbook open while using it with the monitor. How do I change that setting?

I want to use it with the monitor and keep the lid closed.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT202351

 

This works 90% of the time for me

Connect KB/M -> connect the display -> close lid -> use KB/M to wake up

 

How well does your M1 mac run with a monitor connected?

I have the 16" 2019 one, it sounds like its gonna take off when connected to a monitor :censored:

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4 hours ago, North said:

The only problem left is that I have to keep the Macbook open while using it with the monitor. How do I change that setting?

I want to use it with the monitor and keep the lid closed.

 

Try Amphetamine.

 

Edit: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amphetamine/id937984704?mt=12

 

Been using for a bit. Pretty neat. 

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20 hours ago, chops10 said:

 

https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT202351

 

This works 90% of the time for me

Connect KB/M -> connect the display -> close lid -> use KB/M to wake up

 

How well does your M1 mac run with a monitor connected?

I have the 16" 2019 one, it sounds like its gonna take off when connected to a monitor :censored:

Haven't used it that much yet, but its fine. The dongle heats up a bit though.

There is no fan in the M1 Macbook Air, so the noise element is not there really. 

 

I can't wake it up with my KB/M. Doesn't work for me. For now, it works as long as I have the power cord connected, of all things. 

 

18 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Try Amphetamine.

 

Edit: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amphetamine/id937984704?mt=12

 

Been using for a bit. Pretty neat. 

 

I figured it out, and its the dumbest sh*t ever. Just keep the power cable connected, and you can close the lid and still continue working on your monitor like its a PC.

 

So it works now but also wtf Apple? Just let me handle it in the settings. Thats just weird. I don't need to constantly have the Macbook charging, the battery life on this thing is insane.

I'm worried that this will end up causing more problems.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Try Amphetamine.

 

Edit: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amphetamine/id937984704?mt=12

 

Been using for a bit. Pretty neat. 

 

Downloaded the app. Can't see an option for using with an external monitor.

 

Even if I pick the 'infinite session' option, it doesn't help. I close the lid, it goes right off to sleep.

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2 hours ago, North said:

I don't need to constantly have the Macbook charging, the battery life on this thing is insane.

I'm worried that this will end up causing more problems.

 

 

Keeping mac connected to power adapter does not hurt the battery life. They have a safeguard feature where the power is switched to adapter and battery does not charge after 100%. It is actually recommended by some people. I have been using Macbook Air since 2013 and the battery held its charge above 1300-1400 charge cycles. After 6 years I started getting the “Service Recommended” message but all is working fine. It still gives me 3-4 hours of backup.

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1 hour ago, North said:

 

Downloaded the app. Can't see an option for using with an external monitor.

 

Even if I pick the 'infinite session' option, it doesn't help. I close the lid, it goes right off to sleep.

 

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/prevent-apple-laptops-sleeping-closed-67516.html

 

This ?

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30 minutes ago, him2anshu said:

Keeping mac connected to power adapter does not hurt the battery life. They have a safeguard feature where the power is switched to adapter and battery does not charge after 100%. It is actually recommended by some people. I have been using Macbook Air since 2013 and the battery held its charge above 1300-1400 charge cycles. After 6 years I started to the “Service Recommended” message but all is still working fine. It still gives me 3-4 hours of backup.

 

I guess its fine for now, but sometimes I need to use that power port for something else. its a bit a annoying to have to be constantly plugged in to use it this way.

24 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

MacOS Big Sur doesn't have an Energy Saver option. I did do what it said in the battery settings, and that didn't help.

You see in the steps given, it says 'plug in your mac to the power source' :wallbash:

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On 8/6/2021 at 12:56 PM, OnlyConsultant said:

What is good way to contact flipkart customer support?
With amazon i can live chat/ call.

With flipkart I start chat and they call. Response time is also like 3 days.

They don't give a sh*t unless you start bashing them on twitter. I did the same. Received a call from Flipkart social media team and my issue was resolved. 

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35 minutes ago, Thegothamchampion said:

They don't give a sh*t unless you start bashing them on twitter. I did the same. Received a call from Flipkart social media team and my issue was resolved. 

 

I raised an official grievance via INGRAM. Works wonders. 

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1 hour ago, North said:

 

I guess its fine for now, but sometimes I need to use that power port for something else. its a bit a annoying to have to be constantly plugged in to use it this way.

 

MacOS Big Sur doesn't have an Energy Saver option. I did do what it said in the battery settings, and that didn't help.

You see in the steps given, it says 'plug in your mac to the power source' :wallbash:

 

Although Big Sur manages battery rather well, I'd recommend doing a regular discharge and charge of your Mac battery. The battery in my Office mac started bloating up because it was always connected to the power source (post COVID wfh). 

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Looking for a chair for 10-12 hours of use. 

 

How does this look: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B085NPF8BK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_dl_2E1ZRAQM817KRDH6FZJS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 ?

 

Any other recommendations ? Want good posture and butt support. 

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2 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Looking for a chair for 10-12 hours of use. 

 

How does this look: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B085NPF8BK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_dl_2E1ZRAQM817KRDH6FZJS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 ?

 

Any other recommendations ? Want good posture and butt support. 

I recently was looking to buy a chair for wfh as well and mainly found that ergonomic work chairs are much better than these.

These gaming chairs have a shallow lumbar support, body ends up hunching into the cavity while mesh back in a work chair is able to contour around you.

 

Have a look at something like this:

 

https://delhi.featherlitestore.com/product/helix-high-back-mesh-chair/

 

https://ergospace.in/collections/office-chairs/products/elan-high-back-mesh-chair-wfhc-33

 

These chairs don't come cheap but are definitely worth it in the long run.

I bought the later one from the physical store, got it for 20k and really happy with it.

 

Also, don't buy these online, you should really go and try these out first, each chair has wildly different comfort and support.

You'll have to feel the foam for the butt support, don't go on online reviews.

 

Many shops in Gurgaon, otherwise you can try Kirti Nagar as well, you might be able to get a better deal there.

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Looking for a chair for 10-12 hours of use. 
 
How does this look: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B085NPF8BK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_dl_2E1ZRAQM817KRDH6FZJS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 ?
 
Any other recommendations ? Want good posture and butt support. 
Don't go for gaming chairs. Get an ergonomic chair, check out featherlite they have stores in all major cities so you can go and try and maybe get a better deal. I have had a lot of back problems since the past 4-5 years and I use featherlite at home and work, these chairs provide great support and are comfy.

https://www.featherlitefurniture.com/
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20 hours ago, l33tmaniac said:

 

Although Big Sur manages battery rather well, I'd recommend doing a regular discharge and charge of your Mac battery. The battery in my Office mac started bloating up because it was always connected to the power source (post COVID wfh). 

 

Yeah, but I wish this was simply in the settings like on a Windows computer.

 

Did you use your office Mac with a monitor? I essentially want to keep the lid closed and work on the monitor, but it won't let me do it unless I'm constantly plugged in.

 

I always see these youtube setups that have macbooks closed, connected to the monitor. Wondering if they have a workaround, or are they also always connected to power?

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