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Screen Selection Snapshots with PC Keyboard on on Mac 10.6.8

I have an Amazon basics PC keyboard and am having difficulty take screen selections. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Oct 7, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me rescue my hard drive!

I have my entire iTunes library on an external hard drive. I have a computer that has no problem accessing the iTunes library on the external hard drive, but for any other purpose refuses to acknowledge the existence of said drive, because it's a powerpc external hard drive. I would like to figure out how to transfer my iTunes library to a brand new external hard drive to use with my new mac. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Jun 28, 2015 - 10 answers

Sluggish iTunes despite following steps

I have my iTunes on an external 1 TB USB drive for iMac (10.6). It is around 250 GB. Despite following the steps of moving the itl and other files to my computer Itunes folder as layed out nicelly in this link among others (look at user roncron's commments at bottom of page). ITunes is still sluggish when deleting tracks especially. I have 3GB RAM, not using any other item while running iTunes, and Activity Monitor doesn't show any large discrepancies of things running in the background (unless I am looking at it wrong). Maybe my computer is just too old or needs 4 GB of RAM. thanks.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 22, 2013 - 5 answers

How to run both Mt Lion and Leopard on the same MacPro?

I've got an early 2008 Harpertown MacPro that's running 10.5.8 and I'm about to install an SSD into it and put Mt Lion on that, keeping the Leopard drive in there as a multi-boot option for when I need some of the old apps on that. Seems like that'll work, but if anybody's got any tips or caveats, etc., I'd love to hear 'em! A bit more detail... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Apr 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Mac brain transplant

Can I just take the guts out of my old Mac Pro and put them in my new Mac Pro? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Aug 5, 2012 - 6 answers

upgrade iMac OS without App store?

How do I update my iMac to latest OS? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on May 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Macs and Samsung TA550 - fuzzy image

Hi Everyone I have a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt (mid 2011) and a Mac Mini 3.1. Can anyone help me with the correct display settings for a Samsung TA550? I have searched - to no avail. Also trying out SwitchResX. What bugs me is that XP of all things seems to work properly with the display. What gives? Thanks! BB
posted by bright77blue on Nov 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Can anyone help me turn my offsite backup into a brick?

After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Sep 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Save mail, clean install

I'd like to do a clean install on my iMac 24" with Leopard. I have routine backups with Time Machine and a recent CarbonCopy of the hard drive. After the clean install, the only information I want to access is my saved emails. How can I save or access or import old emails?
posted by midwestmainer on Oct 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Mac OSX and Gmail Aren't Playing Nice

Mac OSX (Safari) and Gmail: why do 'read' and 'unread' messages always look the same? [more inside]
posted by jnrussell on Sep 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Boot Camp Hell

Mac OS X 10.6.3 and Windows 7 not getting along in Boot Camp. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Change sidebar icons!!!!

How can I change my sidebar icons in Snow Leopard? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 on Jun 23, 2010 - 9 answers

BAD KITTY!! So, how do I resurrect my Macintosh?

I blew up my Macintosh trying to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard. How do I get it back to retrieve a few files before I blitzkrieg it all in a disk repair and OS reinstall? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on May 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Suffering Safari

I have a new iMac, and common web content that displays fine in Firefox isn't working for me in Safari. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on May 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Completely new to Mac/OS X. What do I need to know?

My father-in-law replaced his old Mac Mini with a newer Mac, so he asked me if I wanted the Mini. I've been a Windows guy for almost two decades (with a soft spot for Linux) but have never owned or used a Mac. Being that it's an older Mini, based on the Motorola chip and not Intel, it's not going to be the fastest thing ever, I'm sure, but I figure as something that doesn't cost me anything it's as good a way to learn about Mac as any. Seeing as I am a complete Mac virgin, I was wondering if those of you who know your way around Macs would give me a piece of advice. [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 30, 2010 - 24 answers

Customizing the Guest Account

Mac Leopard operating system: Can I customize the user icon and desktop wallpaper of the guest account? The default user icon for the guest account is a male silhouette; I would like to change it, but it does not give this option in the system preferences like it does for standard user accounts. Also, the default desktop wallpaper for the guest account is the outer space picture. It goes back to this desktop on every log in. I would like the guest account wallpaper to be a professional logo.
posted by dgaicun on Jan 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Strange error message in OSX, in light of other events, makes me worried about remote access to my computer.

Strange error message in OSX, in light of other events, makes me worried about remote access to my computer. [more inside]
posted by electric water kettle on Jan 10, 2010 - 8 answers

It's like a tech question and a bad sitcom plot in one!

How do I either recover my Mac OS X password or else get around needing it? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Dec 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Formatting Differences in MS Word on Windows vs Mac

How consistent is MS Office between Windows and OSX? Will using MS Office on my Mac solve this formatting problem I'm having? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 19, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I clean up Spotlight search results

How do I clean up search results in Mac OS X Spotlight [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Nov 11, 2009 - 2 answers

I'm writing a terrible novel and it would be a huge loss if it disappeared

Help me come up with some sort of automated way of sending a file to myself in gmail. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Oct 26, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini?

How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Oct 9, 2009 - 24 answers

Mac problems with password resetting and broken screens

Calling all Mac experts out there. I have a tricky one. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Aug 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me rescue my fonts!

I have a font issue with my Leopard 10.5 iMac. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Cross-Platform Crashing on a Macbook Pro

I have Leopard and Windows 7 (7057) installed on my Late 2007 (possibly older, I got it refurbished) Macbook Pro 15". My problem is, every time I boot into either OS, I get a kernel panic or BSOD respectively. The fact that it happens in 2 different operating systems makes me almost positive that it's a hardware problem. Unfortunately, I don't know very much about computer hardware, so I don't really know what to troubleshoot first, and I don't want to void the warranty by opening the case (I plan to take it to the Apple Store if nobody here can solve the problem). Specifically, either operating system will crash about a minute into booting up. I don't think the problem can be too serious because everything graphically looks fine and all my files are intact. This leads me to think that maybe it's a RAM problem, and that it runs out of memory and crashes during bootup. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Apr 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Mac OSX right click/context menus and "create new document"

How do I make Mac OSX right click/context menus show "create new document" and other awesome options. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Apr 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Baby got too much back

How can I consolidate all my pictures, music, pdf files, etc. from multiple drives? I have about 10 external drives containing photos and so forth. Different drives contain some duplicates, but the individual drives do not. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Mar 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Why is my Mac saying "Segmentation fault" when all I want to do is SSH?

Running 10.5.6, my mac refuses to SSH to anything and gives the error "Segmentation fault" in Terminal. My Google-Fu has been very unsuccessful so far. [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Feb 26, 2009 - 5 answers


Where do I find newer builds of Quicksilver? [more inside]
posted by low affect on Dec 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Why can't my Macbook remember preferences settings?

I recently had to do an Archive and Install of Leopard on my Macbook, due to the fact that it suddenly got stuck on a blue screen (the irony) on boot. Now, everything seems fine, except for the fact that some of my preferences don't "stick," so, for example, each time I tell the OS to open .doc files with Pages, it works for a day or so, but then, .doc files start automatically opening with TextEdit. Thee are more examples inside. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 24, 2008 - 6 answers

La Cie external drive failure

Mac, Leopard, La Cie external hard disk drive spins but does not mount. What's my best option for getting data off this drive? [more inside]
posted by gen on Nov 2, 2008 - 21 answers

Is there a good folders comparison tool for Mac?

I need a good and fast tool to compare two folders side by side, with the ability of exclude .SVN and other useless files. I've found some ones like Compare Folders and DeltaWalker but I haven't tried these yet. Do you recommend them?
posted by Leech on Oct 22, 2008 - 11 answers

SuperDrive icon is super annoying

Why the mystery icon? Should I eat it? [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Sep 18, 2008 - 8 answers

I don't need no stinking scrollbars.

Why can't I get rid of the Terminal's scrollbar in OS X 10.5? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Sep 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Can an Automator Workflow/App Find Itself?

Obscure Mac geekery filter... On OS X Leopard, how can I get a reference to the current location of an Automator workflow/app in a shell script within that workflow? [more inside]
posted by Xuff on Sep 3, 2008 - 3 answers

My Macbook pro won't start

Mac emergency! I was forced to shut my mac down in the middle of upgrading to Leopard and now it won't start up again! [more inside]
posted by Ringo on Aug 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Low-end laptop

What's a good netbook or netbook-like computer for my mom and sister? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Aug 20, 2008 - 4 answers

OSX: Future as a programmer dashed by failure to interpret Terminal error

Multiple sources credit this Hivelogic post as the definitive guide to getting MySQL up and running on a Mac OS X. But I can't get past the first few steps. [more inside]
posted by metajc on Aug 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Man Attempting to Move Leopard

Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
posted by indiewizard on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Please get this ball out of my court.

I've tried several things to get rid of the spinning beach ball, willing to try, oh, several more. [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Aug 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Why won't XCode let me select text?

What the deuce? Why can't I type in certain areas using XCode? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Can't delete my mail.

Mail won't let me delete one particular email! [more inside]
posted by blaneyphoto on Jul 13, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I program for OS X?

My new Intel iMac is coming in the mail in a day or two, and I'd really like to learn how to program software for OS X and for my iPod Touch. Where can I learn how to do this? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Tips for optimizing my Macbook Pro for work AND personal use: OS 10.5 Leopard

I've had my Macbook Pro for a year now and I originally used it just for personal activities, the problem is, now I use it for work as well. [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Jun 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Thinking Of Getting A G4 iBook Or PowerBook

I've currently got a HP Mini-Note 2133 running Ubuntu. I was going to take a stab at installing OS X on it this coming weekend when I realized I could get a 12" iBook or PowerBook G4 for roughly the same price and it would still be small enough I wouldn't mind carrying it around with me all the time and it would run OS X with no hassle. I'd keep my MacPro as my primary workstation that I use for image editing and such, this would just be for email and for surfing the web on the go. If I get a G4 era laptop and install Leopard on it (want to use Back to My Mac after I roll my own dot mac) will I have any issues? I've only recently become a Mac user after years on Linux, so I never used a PPC-based system. Will application like Camino, Mail, Adium, etc all run with no problems? This is what the universal binary thing is all about, right? Anything else I should be aware of? Any tips or tricks for slimming down 10.5 to make it run better on the older hardware? Thanks!
posted by Brian Puccio on May 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Whats a good streaming source for Leopard?

What is a good icecast source client for leopard? [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on May 21, 2008 - 6 answers

select address on firefox toolbar MAC?

this must be a really simple question to answer from a real simpleton but how why doesnt clicking on the address bar in Firefox on OSX leopard highlight it like it does on windows and how can i get it to do that easily?
posted by dougiedd on May 14, 2008 - 15 answers

QuickLook plugin for sqlite?

Is there a QuickLook plugin (for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" if you didn't follow) to browse sqlite databases? If not, wouldn't that be awesome for Rails and iPhone development!
posted by avocade on May 8, 2008 - 2 answers

What goes with Leopard Print?

Any good experiences with network printing under Leopard? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on May 2, 2008 - 10 answers

This can't be happening..

Something terrible has happened! I'm using Mac OS Leopard and had backed up my photos onto my 500gb external hard drive in order to format the computer. Everything was fine and my iPhoto library, all 3.4gb of it, was on the drive and then... a disaster. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on May 1, 2008 - 7 answers

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