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How can I reject foreign languages in OSX Mail?

Very simple. How can I set up a rule in apple mail to disregard foreign languages (particularly asian and cyrillic languages)? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on May 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Apple Get a Mac - Japanese translation help

Japanese translation help: in Apple's Get a Mac ad campaign, what are Justin Long and the Japanese woman saying in the "Network" ad?
posted by jaimev on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I setup a program in OSX to only run at login on a specific day of the week?

Can I setup a program in OSX to only run at login on a specific day of the week? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Apr 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Where can I buy a reliable Al Powerbook AC adapter?

My Aluminium Powerbook G4's AC adapter is on its last legs. I'll need a new one soon and I don't want to fork out >$100 for an official Apple replacement. Where can I buy a durable, affordable replacement? [more inside]
posted by teem on Apr 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there a perfect OSX web browser out there for me?

I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that... A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google, AND B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Replacing a damaged Powerbook Screen yourself?

Just recently my friend dropped his beloved 17" Powerbook G4, while the end result was pretty bad, as in the screen was completely smashed, the rest of the unit is still in good condition. Luckily I have been able to find a replacement screen at a pretty good price, and I am looking to replace/attach it myself. The only trouble is I don't know how hard this will really be. Which is why I am seeking your experience and advice. [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Apr 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Apple OS X Faxing of PDFs??

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 - 6 answers

How do I talk to Apple's Bluetooth driver?

I want to script the "Turn Bluetooth (On|Off)" action in OSX. I don't know how. There's just a little bit... [more inside]
posted by majick on Apr 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Running dongled app on Apple Intel box

I'm thinking about running Windows on an Apple Intel laptop. Unfortunately one of the apps I use needs a hardware dongle on the parallel port. So I'm wondering whether one can attach a USB/parallel adapter, attach the dongle to that (maybe requires a gender bender) and have the app see the dongle that way. Or is the interaction between the app and dongle too low-level for that? Any help would be appreciated. I can't quite bring myself to buy an intel apple, buy windows xp, load it all up, and then find out I'm SOL. Thanks in Advance.
posted by thayerg on Apr 20, 2006 - 7 answers

macmini or not

I was looking to get a nice big Apple cinema display for photo work (photoshop, etc.), a bit of web page design, and the like. Question is, if i'm not doing anything else that hardcore -- editing full-length movies, etc. -- could I just get a Macmini to run the applications? I could save a lot of dough over buying a full G5 ... any thoughts?
posted by jgballard on Apr 19, 2006 - 15 answers

QuickTime very, very unhappy

QuickTime, (and QuickTimeAlternative) can't play sound correctly and hangs after any interaction. [more inside]
posted by NinjaTadpole on Apr 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Help Me Pick Out A Clamshell

I'd like my gateway mac to be a 'clamshell' G3 ibook. Is this a wise decision? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Apr 17, 2006 - 29 answers

Is my Powerbook resetting the wireless router in my house?

Weird, weird connectivity problem: apple powerbook to Comcast wireless internet. [more inside]
posted by salad spork on Apr 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Does booting often hurt my computer?

Does booting a computer often lower its life expectancy? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Apr 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Is my iBook hosed?

Possible water spill on the trackpad and button; is my iBook damaged? [more inside]
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs on Apr 8, 2006 - 6 answers

taking my g4 for a drive

I need to add a bigger hard drive to my oldish Mac G4. This kind of machine can only see 120G of storage on a drive. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Apr 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me help my father.

I have to support my Dad with his new computer, and I can't do that just by phone or by driving over there every time he has a problem. Is Apple Desktop Remote a viable solution to help with this? [more inside]
posted by mikel on Apr 2, 2006 - 14 answers

No desktop after failed Mac software update

Help me solve my iBook/OS X mini-disaster. No desktop after failed software update. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Apr 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Why doesn't Apple want my money?

Why can't I buy music from itunes using a bank account? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Apr 2, 2006 - 15 answers

Steve Jobs's job title, 1976-1985?

What was Steve Jobs's official job title at Apple from 1976-1985? [more inside]
posted by nyterrant on Mar 28, 2006 - 12 answers

Why doesn't Apple Computer just buy Apple Corp?

So Apple Computer is being sued again by Apple Corp, and it is likely that Apple Computer will settle. Question: Why doesn't Apple Computer just outright make an offer to buy Apple Corp? (And while they are at it, buy their music collection as well?)
posted by phyrewerx on Mar 27, 2006 - 22 answers

Water spilled on iBook

Some water (a glass, only about 20% full) got accidentally spilled on my iBook (it was closed, turned off and disconnected). I immediately rinsed it all off, especially the rear panel vent, very carefully. But I am afraid water got in the insides of the iBook. How long do I have to wait until its guts dry up & I can safely try to turn it on, see if it's been damaged? And, if it doesn't work, is it going to be expensive to have it fixed (it's a G4, two years old)?
posted by PenguinBukkake on Mar 25, 2006 - 13 answers

What is best upgrade for a powerbook G4?

I would like to upgrade my old 15" G4 powerbook laptop 400 Mhz. I would like to get more speed out of it. I have maxxed the ram out and installed a faster access HDD. What else can I do? Motherboard? Recommendations?
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Mar 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Consolidating several files in folders to one folder?

How do I consolidate files in several folders into one folder? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Mar 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Should I spend the extra money?

Computer geeks: is ECC memory worth it? [more inside]
posted by TedW on Mar 24, 2006 - 29 answers

Freezing iMac.

"New" iMac G5 with a serious case of the freezies. Hardware test shows no problems with any hardware. Wiping and re-installing does no good. How on earth can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Mar 23, 2006 - 15 answers

Right camcorder for a mac guy?

I'm a mac guy. Is this camcorder a good fit? [more inside]
posted by Dennis Murphy on Mar 23, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I solve these Safari browsing slow-down problems?

My computer is driving me insane. Please help. My 1.8gz Macintosh g5 has developed several annoying quirks, the cumulative effect of which is to make browsing the internet an exercise in frustration. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out. Here are the three things that I believe, individually and/or in combination, are causing the slow-downs. I have no idea how to fix any of them: [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Mar 22, 2006 - 31 answers

Should I get some PC/Apple Certifications?

or, How To Make The Public Beleive You Are Competent With High-Priced Electronics. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Mar 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Shocking iPod question.

How do you get your music off a malfunctioning iPod? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Mar 18, 2006 - 11 answers

How Do I Create Applications/Programs for OSX?

I would like to start developing programs/apps for Apple's Mac OSX, I have no experience at all with anything like this. Nor do I have any knowledge of the terminology or tools used, please help me work my way up from the very bottom. Including tutorials for beginners or anything you would think help me start my journey into the unknown. A couple of examples of the type of programs I am inspired by are Clutter and Noise. Both for OSX. Let me know if you need anymore information from me. Thanks!
posted by Building on Mar 17, 2006 - 28 answers

Recommend a good third-party power adapter for an Apple PowerBook?

Can anyone recommend a good third-party power adapter for an Apple PowerBook? [more inside]
posted by EmuBite on Mar 16, 2006 - 5 answers

Has a hit song ever been written or produced using Apple's Garageband software?

Has a hit song ever been written or produced using Apple's Garageband software?
posted by sntamonica on Mar 15, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I reset the settings on Terminal for OS X?

I've managed to screw up Terminal on OS X. I chose File | New Command and checked Run command inside a shell, then with the window active I went to Terminal | Window Settings... and then clicked on Use Settings as Defaults. Ever since then, a File | New Shell will just open a window running the same command as the one that I did the Use Settings as Defaults on. How can I fix this and reset Terminal's configuration? I'm using OS X 10.4.5 on an Intel Mac mini, if it makes a difference.
posted by EatenByAGrue on Mar 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Mac OSX data recovery

Does anyone know of a good undelete tool for Mac OS X (10.4.x) that can recover AVI files from an external (FAT32) drive? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Mar 13, 2006 - 3 answers

You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space...

You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space... [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 12, 2006 - 10 answers

How to access locked files via target mode.

OSX help: how do I get around access privilege problems using target mode? [more inside]
posted by magwich on Mar 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Three column view in Apple Mail - is it possible?

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 - 5 answers

Home Sync and Mac OS X

Does anyone know how to get the Home Sync function in Mac OS X working? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Mar 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Can I copy Templates for DVD Studio Pro 4?

I have installed DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Powerbook, as part of the Final Cut Studio Pro 5 suite. However, the templates or styles didn't install and I don't have a "Content" icon on the install disk. Is it possible to get the folders of templates and styles from someone? I don't want a copy of your disk or to do anything illegal, but if someone had the program installed and could copy only those folders, I don't think it would constitute copyright infringement ... or would it?
posted by Toolshed on Mar 5, 2006 - 1 answer

12GB per hour = too much

can someone recommend an app for recording video on a mac from dv input, but in a format more compact than dv? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Mar 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Where can I find a changelog for iTunes?

Where can I find a changelog for iTunes? [more inside]
posted by elvissinatra on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

What is a great winning argument to convince my co-worker to buy a Mac Mini?

What is THE great winning argument to convince my co-worker to buy a Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Mar 1, 2006 - 48 answers

TextEdit makes my computer squeak.

When I type in TextEdit, my PowerBook (15", 10.4.5) emits a high-pitched squeak with every entered character or press of the delete key. WTF? [more inside]
posted by danb on Feb 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Screwy Power Mac G4

I acquired a secondhand Power Mac G4 Dual 867MHz MDD a few days ago, but it's been acting a little weird. [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Feb 23, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I organise my mass of digital photos?

I've got a directory filled with the digital photos I and friends have taken over some eight years. It's a disorganised mess with no coherent, standardised naming format. I'd like to: -remove duplicates -sort, rename or place in folders images based on EXIF data or content I'm on Mac OS X but could possibly gain access to a Windows box if necessary. Any ideas?
posted by dance on Feb 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Alternative media player for APPLE

I need to find a some kind of media player for friends' Apple Powerbook. Quicktime won't play the files I have... [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Feb 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me install PhotoShop Disc

Photoshop DiscFilter; I have Photoshop 7.0 on a CDR and need to install on new PowerBook, G4 [more inside]
posted by jamie939 on Feb 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me charge my G4 Powerbook

The power connector to my G4 Powerbook is almost dead. It only charges in one very specific position, and I have to twist it around for a few seconds to find the sweetspot (rotating it in situ). Nothing is loose and nothing is visibly wrong. I tried squeezing the metal sleeve slightly to make it more elliptical in the hope this would create a tighter connection, but it made no difference. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Am I bogging down my new iMac with software?

Am I bogging down my new iMac with software? I have a 20" Intel iMac with 512mb (adding another 1mb as soon as my Amazon rebate comes). I love it! This thing is so fast...starts up in about 10 seconds, responds quickly almost all the time. Once in a while it hesitates, I suppose due to a lot of programs open. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Feb 15, 2006 - 23 answers

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