OS Xperts: 2 questions related to the trashcan (OS X v. 10.4.9)
1. The trashcan left my finder sidebar. I can find a .trash file to drag over, but its not the same as the original sidebar trashcan. How can I restore the trash to the sidebar?
2. OS X religiously creates trashcan folders for every storage device. On USB keys, this is more trouble than its worth, and causes me to have to empty the entire trashcan to free up space on a USB key I just supposedly deleted everything on. I can't find a Pref panel setting or .plist file that affects file deletion behavior.
How can this property (and all trash properties) be modified?
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jun 3, 2007 -
Is there a way in to make Mac OS X X11 applications show up in the Dock separately? [more inside]
posted by jpf
on May 1, 2007 -
What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename
.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Is there any way to have desktop icons in OS X sit on the left side of the screen instead of the right? I can move them to the left side, but the grid makes it so I can't sit the icons right against the left side - there's a huge gap, instead.
posted by apetpsychic
on Apr 17, 2007 -
How can I re-use the same DV Clips in multiple projects in iMovie without creating duplicates which would take massive amounts of disk space? [more inside]
posted by sdevans
on Apr 4, 2007 -
ran os x (10.3.9) software update last night, now vlc opens movies, then crashes immediately. what's up with that?
posted by valkane
on Mar 22, 2007 -
Does anyone know of a mac program to catalogue cds - which will allow me to IMPORT my exisiting files (.csv) from my PC Music catalogue program? [more inside]
posted by Megamix
on Mar 11, 2007 -
Is anybody familiar with setting the AutoLogOutDelay in /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist using the "defaults" command (OS 10.4)? [more inside]
posted by michaelkuznet
on Feb 3, 2007 -
OS X Newbiefilter - Burning a DVD in iTunes on OS X - Will the disk be readable on a PC? [more inside]
posted by BlzOfGlry
on Feb 3, 2007 -
How do I batch convert a bunch of word documents into PDF files, using Automator (in OS X?) [more inside]
posted by donguanella
on Jan 30, 2007 -
Free, (preferably) open source background podcast downloader for linux and OS X? [more inside]
posted by h2
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Is there a KDE based Linux Distro out there that will "Just Work" with my Intel 945 graphics card on my Dell Inspiron E1405? Or is there an EASY way to get, say, Kubuntu working with it? I can figure out everything else if I can JUST GET GRAPHICAL. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox
on Dec 4, 2006 -
Emacs under OS X: I installed Aquamacs a while ago, and my dotemacs file received a "thumping" royale. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Nov 9, 2006 -
In OS X mail.app, it is possible to configure an email account and associate it with multiple email addresses by separating the addresses with a comma in the preference pane. This is useful if you have multiple addresses at the same domain because it allows you to reply to mail and send new messages using the address you choose without having to configure two accounts.
Is something similar possible in Entourage? I am trying to achieve the same functionality for someone who needs to use Entourage for other reasons and am hitting a wall. Any help is most appreciated. (example inside) [more inside]
posted by bcnarc
on Nov 8, 2006 -
Is there anyway to boot your mac off a disk image? Or something that can be closely watched in terms of changes? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Sep 10, 2006 -
OSX 10.4.7 Filter: I work for a small college IT department. We've got a handful of MacBooks available for check out from the library. How can I force the OS login to double as the 802.1X wireless login? [more inside]
posted by yogurtisgenocide
on Aug 17, 2006 -
I have an external firewire CD burner that I want to repurpose as an external firewire hard drive. [more inside]
posted by mzurer
on Jul 19, 2006 -
When I make a PDF from any application in OS X (10.3.x), they come out pixelated. Much like the steering well in the pirate's pants, it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Jun 20, 2006 -
Can raided firewire hard drives from one mac be attached to another mac?
In other words....here's my situation. I currently have a mac mini that I use as a backup fileserver. I have 2 250gb hard drives attached to this mac mini. Although it works fine and I'm not really looking to upgrade, the 256 mbs of original ram are not enough to run any programs on it very efficiently (as far as time is concerned). [more inside]
posted by eatcake
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Mac OS X: Is there any way to paste text when a program disables the edit menu? With Quicksilver, maybe? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Is it possible to Fax a PDF in OS X Tiger? When I try, the result is cut off and in landscape orientation [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Apr 24, 2006 -
Using work apps at home under OS X. How do I make an image of my work hard drive on an external Firewire hard drive, bring it home, boot up my Mac from it, and use the apps to do print production work? [more inside]
posted by rleamon
on Apr 2, 2006 -
I am running OS X 10.3.9. Blank CD's are not being recognized or mounting on my desktop. Music cd's and dvd's both work fine. They show up on my
desktop as icons and automatically launch itunes/dvd player etc.
what should I do?
posted by cg1
on Mar 28, 2006 -
I want to interact with my music library over a network and be able to add notes, links, etc. to each item. Looking for static or dynamic approaches . . .
posted by fourcheesemac
on Mar 25, 2006 -
I have an iMac G5 (iSight) running Mac OS X 10.4. Is there a way to force the screen to go to sleep, but keep the computer running? [more inside]
posted by jaimev
on Mar 13, 2006 -
I love most of Apple Mail. I love the three-column wide view of Thunderbird. (Vertical view) Is there any way to keep the features of Mail, but hack it to display lists and previews more like Thunderbird? I've found interface hacks and add-ons for almost every other possible option.
posted by clango
on Mar 8, 2006 -
How do I add a foreign language (Hebrew) input to X, and how do I switch keyboard layouts? This was easy to set up in Gnome and KDE, but I've since left those for Fluxbox, which doesn't (seem to) have a proprietary configurator. I'm running Debian/Testing, xorg 6.8.2dfsg.
posted by ori
on Jan 29, 2006 -
Is there an OS X app that will do what Apple's backup does but without having to be a .Mac member? [more inside]
posted by photoslob
on Jan 23, 2006 -
WebDevFilter: Why do some gifs GIFs *not* appear in Windows/IE, but do appear in Win/FireFox Mac/Safari and Mac/FireFox? Specific example inside. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Druglord the pc game....
has anybody written it for any other platforms? can i get it for the palm os or mac os x? have tried googling to no avail, though have seen mention of a longwinded method of getting it running for os x. anyone interested in porting to other platforms?!!
posted by spyke23
on Dec 8, 2005 -
I'd like to password protect the contents of a USB thumbdrive that will be accessed from an OS X and Windows platform. [more inside]
posted by jaimev
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Suddenly, Dreamweaver MX (version 6, not MX2004) is getting stuck whenever I (Mac OS X Panther 10.3.9) try to use the color picker. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto
on Sep 5, 2005 -
Can I synchronize my email/calendar/tasks with an MS Exchange server? I have Mac OS 10.4, Mail.app or Entourage 2001. [more inside]
posted by cahlers
on Aug 18, 2005 -
Fax Utilities for Mac OS X--recommendations? The utility that comes with Tiger is only for the occasional fax.
posted by ParisParamus
on Jun 29, 2005 -
I'm quickly becoming a member of the Mac Cult with my shiny new PowerBook. I can't seem to find a MS Streets&Trips or Mappoint like app though.. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray
on Jun 22, 2005 -