How can I get a list of Mac OS X-specific terminal commands, which is to say, those that are specific to Mac, like 'defaults write' or 'open'?
Looking for OSX software that will produce a timer on the screen during each user session so that session times can be monitored. [more inside]
I use file sharing to trade info between a couple of computers in my home and I'm not confident that I had it configured correctly. Is there any way kind of "log" in OS X that will tell if some sneak has been accessing my files? [more inside]
USB headset with a physical switch that enables speakers. OS X. Can I (my employer) buy such a thing? [more inside]
MacFilter. 2 Time Machines, 1 MacBook Pro - is it possible? Or will it collapse the fabric of space and time? [more inside]
Need a non-complicated method to merge 2 iTunes libraries while preserving playlists. Halp! [more inside]
Fuzzy icons in OS X 10.6? It started with the Chrome icon: using command-tab to switch apps, I noticed that the finder seemed to be showing a blown-up version of the 32x32 px icon rather than the resolution independent one. Same goes for the dock. [more inside]
OSX: I never, ever want to paste text from one application to another "with formatting." I always want to paste plain text. Is there an app or system extension I can install to cause this to be automatic across the board? [more inside]
I'm an Automator noob and I have an Automator/iTunes question. [more inside]
I upgraded Snow Leopard to 10.6.7. Now my WDTV Live media player can't see the folders on my Mac I was sharing with NFS. Please hope me. [more inside]
Can i use the OSX startup disc option to 'move stuff from old computer' more than once? I want to put old imac and old laptop all on my new laptop. [more inside]
Adjusting display colour saturation in OS X [more inside]
How can I sync my Music folder (and other nonmusic stuff) on Mac OS X to my Sansa? [more inside]
What sequencer+daw on the Mac handles clips/phrases in a song as links back to a master instance of the clip, rather than as individual copies? [more inside]
I need help automatically encrypting PDFs in OSX [more inside]
In Snow Leopard (10.6.7), I changed my UID while logged in as the administrator. When I rebooted, a bunch of stuff changed and a lot of my settings were lost. It says I am the admin, but I can't make any changes or set any permissions. [more inside]
Which is the best cloud backup service for the Mac? I want a continuous, complete hard disk mirror of a single OS X computer (at around 1TB). A second computer is a bonus. [more inside]
Can you help me find the right PC laptop to install OSX on? [more inside]
Do good anti-malware tools exist for Mac OSX? [more inside]
Help me stop Google Chrome (Mac OS X) from creating a superfluous tab when opening for the first time with an external link. [more inside]
Help me coordinate my digital ecosystems [more inside]
Mac OS - hanging up at user login screen; making me insane. [more inside]
[My friend has] a 771mb .wav audio file [he] desperately needs to compress into an audio-only .flv file. Is there a freeware, shareware or inexpensive software tool that will help [him accomplish] this? Big thanks in advance. [more inside]
Getting ready to replace a hard drive. Am I missing anything? [more inside]
PEBKACFilter: I'm trying to run KeePass under Mono on OS X. I can't, for the life of me, understand the installation instructions. Help! [more inside]
I'm preparing to update my MacBook Pro's operating system from Tiger (10.4.11) to Snow Leopard (10.6.3). I've got the computer in front of me, and the installation disk's right here, too. What do I need to do other than just put the disk in and go? [more inside]
I'm having trouble getting both Outlook and general internet to work at the same time when connected to my company VPN on my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
Adobe Indesign 4 trouble. My wife is working on a document with two placed images (one is a B&W TIFF, the other is a monotone EPS) on a page. If she applies transparency to one image, both appear to be desaturated. This problem just cropped up today after she has worked on essentially identical files before. [more inside]
Dragon Age: Origins on new MacBook Air: I believe my system meets or exceeds the required specs, but even on the lowest graphical settings, the game runs intolerably slowly. Is there anything I can do? Full technical specs inside. [more inside]
I just got a CD-ROM of my favorite computer game from the mid-90s! After several tries with different emulators, though, I'm having no luck getting it to run on my machine. Can you help me play In the 1st Degree again? [more inside]
Zeemote hackery for Mac OS X? [more inside]
Yes, I've tried forcing an unexpected reboot, but I can't access Google, Gmail, or Twitter. Weirdly, Microsoft.com, Hotmail, Facebook, and Bing (and obviously AskMe!) all load with no problem whatsoever. And it's only affecting this computer (the only OS X machine) on the network! [more inside]
How can I relate time and date in the text of emails to my calendar on a mac? [more inside]
OS X virtualization? 3D-accelerated Windows 7 virtualization? [more inside]
I have a MacBook and an iMac and would like to keep the same iPhoto library on both machines. I'm comfortable with making sure I only change the library on one machine at a time. I've done research and it seems the only way to keep the library on both machines is to use rsync, but despite following some online guides I can't get it to work. Does anyone know of a user-friendly link that will help?
Simple, free, OSX tool for extracting audio clips from longer MP3s? [more inside]
I need some sort of really "loud" notification when I have a meeting coming up at work. ("Load" is in quotes, because, ideally, it wouldn't be a sound -- it would be some sort of big, colorful visual display.) I (am forced to) use Outlook 2011. Mac OS X, Snow Leopard. [more inside]
Is there a way to build an automated cloud backup job blending OS X and Amazon S3? [more inside]
Anyone know an easy free way to open a .wps file on OSX that doesn't involve running an P-PC emulator? I've tried word, pages, preview, and plain text. No luck.
I have a bunch of photos I haven't uploaded to Flickr. Why? Because it's a pain with the tools I have now. I want to be able to color-correct, title, caption, tag, and upload photos from my Mac as fast as possible. [more inside]
OSX automation. Broadly speaking: I have a folder where all my music torrents go. How can I get these automatically added to iTunes. [more inside]
Looking for a Mac program (or some other way) that will monitor my MacBook's battery and turn off another program when the battery gets really low.
Looking for a Mac program (or some other way) that will monitor my MacBook's battery and turn off another program when the battery gets really low. [more inside]
Does anyone recognize the screensaver being used in this picture? Searching Google for "Mac clock screensaver" and variations thereof was unsurprisingly unhelpful.
The case of the missing Mac HD space, and symlink shenanigans. [more inside]
I need to keep track of my clients and the homes they purchased so that I can provide the best level of service to them after I have worked with them. Is that possible with any OSX software? (More inside!) [more inside]
ComputerBuyingFilter: My beloved iBook is on his last legs. I haven't owned a Windows computer in nearly 7 years, but I'm considering buying one as my next computer. What would you tell a longtime Mac user who's considering going Windows? [more inside]
How do I wipe a hard drive on an iMac with a dead display? [more inside]
How can I get my Mac to tell me what music I've played most in the last month? iTunes seems to only record total play count. I don't want to publish a record of my listening to an online service such as last.fm. OS X 10.6; iTunes 10.
About once a year, I actually want to print something. About once a day, I accidentally hit command-p when I'm trying to hit some other nearby key (command-o, command-[, etc.) I want this key combination to do nothing in any app on OSX. I can cancel the prints, but I want to prevent the print dialog from ever appearing. Ideally I'd like to do this in a way I could undo the few times I actually want to print. Is there some way to make this happen?