How do I modify the mouse acceleration/scaling on my Mac? [more inside]
I'm a brand spanking new Mac user, where do I start? [more inside]
I have a dvd that I made with iDVD on my mac. I show it regularly (10+ times), daily on a Dell. How do I create a file on the Dell that looks and plays like the dvd, but is actually playing from the hard drive? [more inside]
How can I prevent iPhoto from auto-launching when I plug in a card reader? When I plug in a card reader, iPhoto assumes that it is being summoned and auto-magically launches itself. I don't want this to happen. I don't want iPhoto to ever launch without my permission, which I might grant once a year or so. Yet, every day I have to cope with it launching multiple times as I attempt to transfer photos to my hard drive. It is a minor annoyance, true, but it is an annoyance. My question, then, is how can I make iPhoto stop doing this? I've searched its settings high-and-low, but to no avail. I've searched the System Preferences high-and-low, but to no avail. There must be something I'm missing.
How do I print remotely from my Mac laptop to my Canon printer? [more inside]
I have a Mac and my friend has a PC. How can we stream a live video capture of our desktops to each other ? [more inside]
Help me update my girlfriend's Mac OSX 10.2.8 to at least 10.3.5. [MI] [more inside]
How do I swap the control and command keys on a mac? Since I use a PC from the very same keyboard, I'm constantly flubbing up my copy and pastes between OSes. I'd like to just stick with one, and control-c feels more natural. I've tried the Keyboard system preferences pane. I've changed the Modifier Keys settings to swap them, but it doesn't do anything. Do I need to run an app to swap these keystrokes?
Which ftp program on the mac? [more inside]
Please help me get the most out of newsfeeds/RSS/Atom/etc in order to best utilize my limited web time. [more inside]
Getting a Mac mini: help me choose a display. [more inside]
help my dad (and me) feel happier about a mac (or otherwise). [more inside]
What linux distro is best for Macs? [more inside]
Anyone ever use QuicKeys for OS9? I am trying to figure out if there is a good way to fake it into using variables, possibly via AppleScript. [more inside]
I'm about to get a brand new PowerBook and would like to be able to run OSX, Linux, and run Windows applications. VPC is one option, but isn't there a Linux version that will run Windows applications? If so, what is it, how well does it work, and how best should I setup the computer to use it? Dual boot? Boot from within OSX? Multiple partitions, one for each OS? Since this laptop will be brand new, I'd like to take the opportunity to get everything setup right. Oh yeah, I'd also like to give OpenOffice a try (on the OSX install), any words of wisdom for me there?
My Imac (running the latest patched version of Tiger) is possessed. While I watch, the cursor is flipping around, opening the terminal, and typing "wget" with nothing after it. I don't know if this is a bot, hacker, or hardware failure of some sort. [more inside]
AudioFilter:Looking for a high-quality audio interface to receive two mics in to my Mac. [more inside]
On the PC, I used Easy CD Creator 5 to create CD mixes. I loved the ability to create custom transitions between tracks: cross-fades, fade-ins, gaps, etc. What is the best CD mix-making software for Macintosh? (iTunes is sadly lacking in these sorts of features.) A downloadable shareware app would be great, but I'm willing to consider something like Toast, even though it costs $80. (Is Toast a good product? Will it let me do cross-fades? The reviews make me wary.) I suppose the best option would be some sort of iTunes add-on to let me do cross-fades, etc. Does such a beast exist?
Problem with iMovie bloating files and crashing. [more inside]
Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
Ever since upgrading to QuickTime 7 and Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), I've noticed that apparently what I think is the H.264 and H.267 codecs play very choppily on my machine. [more inside]
Feature or Bug: the size of Firefox windows on my Powerbook can't be adjusted; dragged smaller, and it looks like the bottom of the window is below the screen.
2 year old AirPort Extreme Base Station is haunted. It keeps dropping our connection to the internet. Computers show in Network Preferences as having an IP and being connected to the internet. This happens every 15-30 minutes. [more inside]
A sudden increase in spam making it past my email client's filters. I'm on a Mac using "Mail" for my email program. Up until three days ago, my junk filter caught all but a couple of spam emails. Now, for some reason, about ten times more spam emails seem to be making it past my filters. Any ideas why this is or how I can get back to a better signal-to-noise ratio?
computer repair: I have an old Mac G4 Titanium laptop (first generation I think) with a broken mouse button that I would like to repair myself or have repaired cheaply. [more inside]
There is a vintage game called "Cosmos Osmos" for the old Mac OS and would be loaded with several floppy disc's. I have searched all over the web (including mac garden and googleing) and have been unable to find ANYTHING regarding the game. It was surely at least 15 years ago from when I owned the game and was when Mac's owned the computer world. Help find information or even the game.
I have three 160 gig hard drives full of Apple Lossless music that I've ripped from my CDs. I want to keep these drives backed up, obviously. Is the most cost effective route to just buy a 500 gig (or ideally, one TB) drive for this purpose? Are there enclosures that hold multiple hard drives that would be appropriate (and cost effective) for this use? With the deals out there, it seems cheaper to buy more 160s than a 500 gig. I'm on a Mac G5.
What are the best tools to protect a MacOS computer from disaster? [more inside]
File transfer question: How do I access my static IP addressed Mac at work from home? I have a Mac OSX box at work that with a router attached to my DSL modem. I can port forward if necessary. Basically what I'm looking to do is to transfer files from the office to home without having to constantly upload them to my iPod. Any suggestions?
Help me with my subwoofer power problem! [more inside]
How do I use iPhoto effectively? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a simple method or app for making monthly local archives of web-based blogs? In my case, the site is blogger, the save location is on a Mac.
OS X desktop icons: how can I shift the grid so that my hard drive icon doesn't sit half under my right-side-pinned dock? [more inside]
Questions about making the switch to Mac: We have 200GB of files, mostly music and photos, on the harddrive of my PC (running windows XP SP2). I want to give my SO an iMac G5. (Shh! It's a secret.) Tell me what the easiest way is to move the pictures and music from one platform to the other. [more inside]
I keep losing my application icons in OS X. [more inside]
What is the best use you've seen made of a .Mac account? [more inside]
does anyone know of a good audio editing program for the mac? [more inside]
How do you authenticate and connect to a Windows-based network using Mac OS X (10.4)? [more inside]
OSXfilter: I want to fool applications on my Powerbook into thinking that I'm running a different version of the Mac OS than I really am. Can I? How? [more inside]
Can you advise me on getting a laptop? Mac or PC? [more inside]
We're looking for a way to keep track of employees, clients, suppliers. Ideally, I'd be able to link to reference files (images, PDFs, spreadsheets) on the hard drive, print compact lists of entries, labels for contacts, and so on. [more inside]
How can I capture images from the DVDs I play in my PowerBook? (10.3.8) Thanks!
I'm planning to buy an iBook within the next 6 months -- hopefully before the end of the year. Should I incorporate the upcoming switch to Intel processors into my purchasing plans? Is it time to hurry up or wait? [more inside]
Failure to mount (error 35)? Help me Mac-xors! [more inside]
My husband has a Mac in Rhode island. I have a PC in California. We would like to talk to each with webcams. Why won't our computers be friends? [more inside]
Is there a program for Macs to let you draw circles and arrows on a web page? [more inside]
I'd like to be able to watch tv and record it on my G4 iBook. I know that there are a plethora of ways to do this on the PC side, with a special card or whatnot. Is there a (cheap!) way to do this with my mac? It has to be external, obviously, since I'm going to be using it with the iBook.
What is the estimated time to market (ETTM?) of the intel-based Apple desktops?
I have a Powerbook whose display doesn't work. Is it really the display or maybe just the cable, and could I fix that myself? [more inside]
How can I rescue files from my iBook in single user mode? Or mount it on my G4 desktop without causing that to crash? [more inside]