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?
I'm a sysadmin for a small nonprofit. It's a mostly-mac shop, about 30 users and 4 servers. It's a pretty nice gig, but I'm largely flying solo on a lot of things, so I come to the hive mind asking what other "Mac Guys" are doing. [more inside]
FLAC -> MP3 (or AAC) on the Mac? [more inside]
Two folders with almost identical contents. How to either delete duplicates or move not-duplicates. On OS X, happy to use terminal. [more inside]
Specifically: How can I write a script to find out what songs are on my iPod that aren't in my MacBook iTunes library? And, more generally: What's a convenient and low-WTF scripting languge/library/bridge for iTunes/mp3 scripting needs on OS X? [more inside]
Does anyone remember this all-green Asteroids-like game for OS X, circa 2005? [more inside]
I need a booting Mac Christmas Miracle for my powerbook, Please. [more inside]
I have a Mac Mini (2007, Intel GMA 950 graphics card, 10.5.8), with DVI out. Out of nowhere, when I boot up I'll see nothing with the monitor reporting no signal. After it boots up, I'll see a blue screen, followed by my wallpaper ... then no signal again. I can VNC into it and everything looks fine. Changing resolutions doesn't do anything. If I unplug the DVI cable and plug it back in, it'll work for a few seconds and then back to the no signal. Any ideas? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for how to automate the process of tagging/renaming downloaded movie files on a Macbook so that they're not long strings of technical nonsense. [more inside]
I've been studying C++ for the last year and some change, and I'd like to start merging this study with my work in audio synthesis. What's a good way to get started programming audio applications? [more inside]
I've switched over to a MacBook Pro for work and Outlook 2011 is currently driving me batty. I'm used to Outlook 2010 for PC and am getting frustrated with some features that don't seem to be available. I'm looking for solutions to the following... [more inside]
What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X? [more inside]
My wife just purchased a Macbook after using a Dell Mini 9 for several years. All of our music is on a WinXP server and shared out over the network. We want to keep it all on the server if possible. Importing the music into iTunes (over wifi) is slower and more painful than it is on the Windows machines, which I'm surprised about. [more inside]
How do I do a "sum group by" of data in osx numbers program? [more inside]
I want to use iPhoto and some of the other iLife software, but I don't want to buy a Mac. Can I run this software effectively using software such as VMWare on my Windows 7 PC? [more inside]
Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule. The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time. However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule. What's going on?
Firefox has developed a couple very weird problems related to saving browsing history (despite options to save history being checked) and bookmarking. [more inside]
Possibly stupid question about an inherited MacBook. How do I free up space on the computer? [more inside]
How do I allow a remote process to continue after I close my terminal window? [more inside]
Where can I find a simple native tree pad app for Mac OS X? It doesn't have to be fancy, with todo lists, rich text editor, tags, whatever, it just has to have a navigation tree, and a basic text editor for the tree nodes. The ideal solution would be something like KeepNote, but native for OSX, and not necessarily with all the fancy features. [more inside]
I've done my fair share of googling and reading countless forum posts, but I'm still a bit puzzled as to what things I should be doing to maintain performance of this here new SSD (OCZ Agility2 120G) I just installed in my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
text edit replaces ... with three smaller dots. how do I stop this? [more inside]
Bizarre self-inflicted WINE/X11 problem on Mac OS 10.5. Help me troubleshoot intelligently, or tell me how to nuke it from orbit and reinstall. [more inside]
Why can't I haz cheezburger? (Why can't I access the Cheezburger sites from my computer anymore?) [more inside]
How should I reconfigure my Mac powerbook G4, and other mac-related growth advice. [more inside]
How do I recover stuff from a time machine backup, without the original computer. [more inside]
MAc OS X 10.6.X Won't boot PLEASE HELP!!! So the MBP17 (Late 2009) crashed while watching netflix in FF3.x I thought no problem, just reboot and watch the next episode...Oh how wrong I was, now it won't boot. Details after the jump. [more inside]
How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
I can't find a couple Word for Mac keyboard shortcuts, and my google skills haven't helped me find the answer. Can you? [more inside]
Is there a Mac app to convert OpenOffice documents to Word? [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for great OS X applications for computers that are stationed in a daycare's preschool classrooms? I'm taking on the task of reinstalling four Mac Minis in my daughter's daycare, and am looking for ideas about the best software (freeware or inexpensive shareware/payware) for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old. [more inside]
iTunes crashes everytime I put in a cd. [more inside]
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?
Looking for a screen magnifier for OSX. [more inside]
Should I format my new external hard drives for OS X? [more inside]
Mac OSX (Safari) and Gmail: why do 'read' and 'unread' messages always look the same? [more inside]
Mac OS 10.6.4 - my Disk Permissions are broken. How did this happen, and what do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]