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Seeking custom 2-button remote to navigate itunes forward/backward.

For use with a Mac Mini. Wireless preferable but not essential. [more inside]
posted by ducky l'orange on Feb 24, 2014 - 5 answers

3 Monitors, One mac mini

I'd like to have 3 monitors on my mac mini. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Sep 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Best use for a Mac mini

I've been given a Mac mini and I'm dying to put it to fun or geeky use (already have a laptop so don't need to use it as a 'main' computer) but now that I'm staring at it I'm lost for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Help a relative server n00b keep his Mac Mini safe.

I'm planning on getting a Mac Mini with Lion Server. I don't have much experience with security or setup. Point me to some basic articles, sites, or books, please. I'll also take any advice the hivemind might have as well. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 29, 2012 - 1 answer

My Mac Mini wants to be an extreme right winger

Please help me diagnose an annoying issue with the sound output in my Mac Mini. Upon every system bootup, the sound output manages to set itself 100% to the right channel. So far, I've not managed to find any search results for this issue. It's a simple fix to move the balance slider to the middle, but I shouldn't have to do this every time I turn on the bleedin' thing. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Why did my adapter go out, and how do I prevent that?

On Sunday morning we had a power outage here. My Mac's power adapter seems to have gone bad as a result, but none of my other computer parts did. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by circular on Aug 18, 2010 - 6 answers

The processor cost of upgrading

Upgrading from OS X 10.4 to 10.6: Does it use more CPU? [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Dec 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Using a ViBook with Mac Mini and Cintiq 12WX?

I have a last generation mac mini and would like to use a cintiq 12WX with it. Would a ViBook USB adapter help me accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on May 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Newest Mac Mini a worthwhile upgrade?

Would a new 2.26GHz Mac Mini be a worthwhile upgrade from my 2 year old Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on May 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Can I connect this monitor cable to a new Mac Mini?

I'd like to connect an old monitor I have to the latest Mac Mini with whatever adapters Apple has available. Here is a pic of the connector. [more inside]
posted by thesneeze on Apr 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Wireless keyboard for G4 Mini?

Trying to find a keybaord / mouse combo for a G4 Mac Mini (no IR, no bluetooth) that will work in a living room PC without costing me an arm and a leg. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Apr 24, 2009 - 4 answers

old mac Mini is too Mini for TV

I have an old G5 PowerPC Mac Mini that would be just right to repurpose as a DVR/HTPC. But the weak onboard graphics are preventing joy. Is there a way I can offload the graphics processing workload to an auxillary device? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Apr 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater?

Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater, driving a HDTV? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Sanity check my Mac media center.

Please sanity check a possible Mac Mini HTPC/media center setup. [more inside]
posted by swift on Feb 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Mac Mini Magically Misplaced Music

Mac Mini Sound Stops Working When I Push The Top of the Case [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Oct 19, 2008 - 7 answers

OS X Time Machine backup with USB disc as one source

OS X Backup Filter. I use a mac mini with it's limited had disc space, so also use an external USB drive to store big stuff like my iTunes Library, Lightroom Catalog, and Downloads. I need automatic backup help. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Aug 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Mac Mini scratched my DVD

Mac Mini scratched my DVD -- anyone seen this before? (photo inside) What should I do? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Mar 25, 2008 - 23 answers

Homebrew PVR with HD?

Just switched from cable to DirecTV (7 HD channels on cable just wasn't cutting it), and we have a Mac Mini we'd like to use as a DVR. Possible? Practical?
posted by joshuaconner on Dec 20, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I escalate my AppleCare problem?

I'm disappointed with the service I'm getting from an Apple authorised repair centre. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Dec 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Will attaching an external drive to my Mac Mini improve booting time?

Will attaching an external Firewire drive to my G4 Mac Mini make a big difference to booting speeds and application loading times? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Nov 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Hello Mini? This is Katana!

Will Mini Talk To Katana? I've got a intel mac mini with bluetooth, and a Sanyo Katana cellphone with bluetooth. Is it possible to get them to talk to each other? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Dec 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Is my new Mac Mini broken?

Is my new Mac Mini broken? [more inside]
posted by david1230 on Nov 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Fun Home Projects for an Old Mac Mini

What should I do with my neglected Mac Mini (1.25GHz/1GB RAM)? [more inside]
posted by travis vocino on Aug 31, 2006 - 38 answers

Can the Mac Mini, the VW Beetle of server clusters?

I am looking toward upgrading my website's hardware. I want reliability and easy expansion. Could migration to a cluster of mac minis be a good solution for a distributed website? [more inside]
posted by viiviiviivii on Aug 25, 2006 - 12 answers

surround sound for my Mac Mini?

What's the best surround sound solution for my Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by asavage on May 10, 2006 - 9 answers

How to remove a mini-CD from my Superdrive?

Mini-CDs be damned! How do I remove one of those "mini-CDs" from a Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Apr 3, 2006 - 25 answers

Why is optical digital audio locked at full on a Mac?

What prevents the volume control working on a Mac when the optical digital audio output is being used? [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 2, 2006 - 10 answers

The Mini & Media Art

Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Mar 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Is G5 to new Mac Mini a downgrade or upgrade?

The wife and I have a Mac G5 tower, the PowerPC single processor, only 800Mhz (yes, we got caught--bought it a month too soon--damn you, Jobs!). It's 2 years old. We have a cinema display (sweet) and all the stuff we need, but now that the new Intel Mac Mini is out, we're seriously considering scrapping the G5 and going with the Mini. What should we do? Which would be faster? My wife thinks the G5 would still be faster, but I think that's nonsense.
posted by sholdens12 on Mar 6, 2006 - 14 answers

bad screen! bad!

My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

250gig drive shows as 1000gigs

Macfirewirefilter: I just bought a minimate--250gigs. It shows up on my desktop as being 1000gigs plus. Do i really have that extra space? Is something wrong?
posted by amberglow on Dec 2, 2005 - 6 answers

Getting a Mac mini: help me choose a display.

Getting a Mac mini: help me choose a display. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Nov 15, 2005 - 13 answers

Adding VRAM to a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 answers

Monitor for Macintosh Mini

I'm seriously considering buying a Mac Mini. What's the best 17" or larger flat screen monitor for under $600 that will compliment this system? Sharpness, color and resolution are key for I am used to the typically awesome Apple brand monitors.
posted by thebarron on Sep 25, 2005 - 11 answers

linux to mac migration

Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Aug 9, 2005 - 14 answers

Mac display problems.

I have a Mac mini and a 17" Apple CRT display (gray and white, matches the old G4). Help me diagnose a problem I am having since I moved. [more inside]
posted by mikel on Jul 19, 2005 - 7 answers

My Mac Mini Display Detection Dilemma

I've made the switch to a Mac Mini, and unfortunately it seems to be detecting my monitor capabilities incorrectly; how can I override this autodetection, or otherwise get around the problem? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on May 28, 2005 - 17 answers

Defecting to OS X recommendations

I've taken the plunge, and purchased a Mac Mini. I've used Windows primarily for most of my life, with a bit of Debian Linux. What recommendations do you all have for general use, software, etc etc?
posted by jackofsaxons on Mar 19, 2005 - 15 answers

OS-X TV tuner software

Anyone know of a decent software soultion for my Hauppauge USB tv card and my new Mac mini please?
posted by kenchie on Mar 9, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I get my Mac Mini to display properly on a 17-inch flatscreen Viewsonic monitor?

I just hooked my Mac Mini up to a new 17-inch flatscreen Viewsonic monitor. At unpredictable intervals, the display fades to blue for a moment and then comes back. What's going on? Are my settings wrong or is something broken?
posted by inksyndicate on Feb 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Recomendations for a small, cheap, home media center

Macmini alternatives. I was considering purchasing a Mac Mini to make it a relatively inexpensive home media center, but after upgrading the hard drive to 80GB, adding Bluetooth for a wireless keyboard & mouse, buying the wireless keyboard & mouse, adding 802.11g for home networking, etc the $499 price tag was closer to $850 or more. Can anyone recommend a Windows box manufacturer who makes small form factor PCs for this kind of application?
posted by jonson on Jan 20, 2005 - 26 answers

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