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Can't copy / cut / duplicate in OS X

Why is cut/copy/duplicate greyed out in Apple Preview app? When I open PDFs or XLS files in Preview by double clicking on them, I'm able to select text but cannot ever copy or cut it. Someone suggested duplicating the file first, but that option is also greyed out. 10.9.1 Why? Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jan 20, 2014 - 17 answers

 

72 year old woman with iMac issues...

Help my mother with her Mac? iMac with question mark and/or question mark on folder after booting. Won't safe boot or anything. Diagnose or recommend a technician in E4E (New Brunswick)? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Ripping Blu-Ray discs on os x.

A few Blu Ray questions, one external drives for a mac, one on ripping on a Mac, and one of buying discs online/in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Get stuff off Macbook in order to sell machine...

I'm selling my Macbook tomorrow (Snow Leopard). What's the best way for me to get everything off of it and then delete that stuff so the new owner has as clean a slate as possible. Do I just plug in a drive and turn on Time Machine? (Does that copy my software and everything else?) I'd prefer to get it off in such a way that I don't have to make my new Macbook Air be a mirror of that old machine--I'd like to pick and choose what I put on it and leave the rest backed up on the external hd. I don't believe I have the install discs any more so can't just reinstall the OS. Thank you!
posted by dobbs on Oct 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Hiding certain photos in iPhoto.

iPhoto help: A friend is coming to use my computer when I'm not here. I have photos on the computer which another friend of ours does not want anyone to see. Is there a way to password protect existing photos or albums or easily hide them so I can get them back easily? I searched and it seems no is the answer but I'm hoping MeFites know a workaround. I'm on iPhoto 5.
posted by dobbs on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Purchasing an external drive. Questions...

Need more hard drive space... am about to buy a 500 or 600 gb external (LaCie) drive and mentioned it to a friend and she said not to go higher than a 320 due to overheating problems. Experienced MeFites, what do you say? Also, being a Firewire person, I have a dumb USB 2.0 question: can they be chained together? Any other drive anecdotes that might be useful in my purchase are appreciated. I'm on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 1, 2007 - 23 answers

Fixing fonts in OS X....

My fonts (OS X Tiger) are a mess... help! [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Probs with OS X Mail App

This is driving my family bonkers: Mom is on OS X (Tiger) using Mail APP. Mom sends X an email. X replies to email. X's reply comes back to X. (ie, My mom's emails substitute the email address of the person she's emailing in the reply-to field.) [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 3, 2006 - 21 answers

The Quiet Mac

I've lost sound on a bunch of my OS X apps... very confused [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 15, 2005 - 11 answers

os x compatible laser printers?

Is there an easy way to find out if such and such laser printer is compatible with OS X? I'm talking old printers that aren't manufactured anymore and pre-date OS X. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Apr 24, 2005 - 14 answers

Why is my OS X menu bar making a "click" noise?

OS X: All of a sudden clicking things on the menu bar of any program makes a SF-like "click" noise. (I checked under sounds in the system preferences and noises from the interface is unchecked.) It happens when I click on the Apple in the top right or the program name and sometimes File. I have not installed any news software. My question is: WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 14, 2004 - 6 answers

Microsoft Word Error

All of a sudden, Word's giving me this error when trying to save anything at all, even a new document with one word in it: This operation couldn't be completed, because an error occured. The specified encoding is not supported for this operation (MacOS Error code: -8738). WTF?
posted by dobbs on Sep 24, 2004 - 5 answers

Real media streams: Saving, splitting, converting to mp3?

My own blue thread makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then convert to MP3 and then break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2004 - 9 answers

Blackberry Advice

My gf wants to buy a Blackberry. She knows zip about them and isn't that tech savvy. She's on a Windows machine at work and plans on getting a Mac for home in the future. I know lots about Palm devices but nothing about these things. What's all the advice you got on Blackberries? Models to avoid/ get, tricks to do with them, good sites w/ reviews, best places to buy, etc. Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Sep 16, 2004 - 12 answers

Connecting a Mac Powerbook to a Windows 98 computer

Connecting a Mac Powerbook (Panther) to a Windows 98 box. Help, please. --> [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jun 25, 2004 - 43 answers

Can't send email to a specific address

mac/entourage prob: there's an email address that I cannot send to. Whenever I try and send something to it I get a msg: "Relay Access Denied". I have no probs with any other addresses. The address is for a discussion list and is css-d@xxxx.xxx-xxxxxx.org (of course just replacing the letters with ex's as it's probably poor to post the address here). Any ideas why it won't let me send? (It's not bouncing back, it won't leave my outbox). I receive emails from this address no prob.
posted by dobbs on Mar 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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