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Ghost in my iPhone 5?

iPhone was working this morning without incident. This afternoon, with headphones in, my phone is randomly turning down the volume, all the way down to mute sometimes. The issue is slightly better, but not completely, when I take off my Mophie case. Neither of my volume buttons seem to be broken. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Russian translation filter

I collect buttons and have acquired a set of Russian buttons. Can anyone help me with translating them? This is an imgur gallery of the buttons. Clicking on an image will zoom in. The numbers are consistent from photo to photo. Thanks for your help!
posted by sacrifix on Apr 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Physical Switches, Knobs or Buttons for controlling Apps on my Mac?

So, I run everything in my life through my mac computer. My television programming, my music, et cetera. I listen to a lot of online radio throughout the day. I would really like to "flip on" a program (or set of programs) with a single analog switch. [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Mar 28, 2014 - 7 answers

What's the age and value of this Theodore Roosevelt campaign pin?

This pin must be from either the 1901 or 1905 elections. Can you tell me anything about it? Can you tell me its approximate value? If not, can you direct me to a website or individual where I might find out? Thanks!
posted by crazylegs on Jul 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Where can I find teddy bear buttons?

I'm knitting an outfit for my little grandniece's fourth birthday in August. I need about ten 1/2"/13 mm teddy bear buttons for it. The outfit consists of a red cardigan and dress, and the dress will have a brown and cream teddy bear intarsia design on the front, so the buttons should be brown/wood tone, cream, or possibly red. Anyone know of a great online source for novelty buttons?
posted by orange swan on Apr 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Could dry cleaning really have fixed my jackets?

I had the sleeves shortened on two suit jackets, and when the tailor moved the buttons they left stitching "scars" on the material. Tailor claims that dry cleaning the suits a few times would fix it. I say BS. But then again, I don't know much about this kind of thing, do you? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Nov 13, 2012 - 11 answers

I want to customize my house without the elbow grease and project disasters.

Are there stores/services that will DIY for me? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

What is this particular kind of button called?

What is this particular kind of button called? A picture! [more inside]
posted by richrad on Jun 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Android phone buttons: we differentiate because we can!

Why do different Android phones have drastically different configurations of buttons (home, back, menu, search, etc.)? Does it make a difference? [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Jun 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for social media buttons with counter

Social buttons for website. I want the HuffPo ones. I can't have them unless we custom build them, sez dev. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on May 22, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Snappy Brassy Girl

How can I apply a patina to the shiny brass snap fasteners on my jacket? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How to resize a Windows 7 window to access bottom buttons

How do I access the bottom buttons of the RAW image editor in Photoshop Elements? The window is too wide, and can't be resized to fit my screen in Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I buy sport coat or blazer buttons in Los Angeles?

I’m looking to replace the buttons on a sport coat – probably some sort of horn or even enamel button for the closure and sleeves. Where in Los Angeles can I buy sport coat buttons? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Mar 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Buttoned down in Toronto

Where can I make a handful of custom buttons to give as party favors, in downtown Toronto? Most print shops want to sell me hundreds; I need 5-10.
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake on Mar 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Cute single buttons seek jacket for LTR!

I have three cute vintage buttons with no jacket to call their own. I do not want to make a button bouquet or button jewelry - I want to show them off on a jacket. What is the best way to go about getting a jacket custom-made to suit them? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Mar 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Games That Talk About Their Own Buttons

I know that some fairly recent video games, at least as recent as Ocarina of Time, have moments where characters (or physical signposts) inside of the game talk about the buttons that the player has to hit. I have a vague memory of this occurring in much older games, maybe characters in NES games saying "make sure you equip your weapon on the start menu" or things like that , but I can't locate them. Can anyone verify times where this happens?
posted by pacmanides on Feb 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Where are these old buttons from?

I have these old buttons from my grandmother. They look like they are from the military but I'm not sure. Does anyone know where these are from?
posted by hrhcc on Feb 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Mystery buttons

What is the logo on these coat buttons? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jan 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Are there rules for which buttons to fasten on 3/4 length coats?

Which buttons should a man button on a 5-button car coat (or other 3/4 length coat)? Does it matter? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Where can I buy tiny plastic dots/bumps?

My Google-fu has failed me. Where can I buy very small, adhesive dots which I can stick to buttons/etc. to improve their usability? [more inside]
posted by hijinx on Oct 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me push my buttons.

I have 20 lbs of beautiful antique and vintage buttons of every size, shape, material and form. I recuperating from surgery for the next 4 weeks. Can you suggest projects to utilize my time and materials? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Sep 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Not only do I "do more," I don't really even do my hair.

Where can I buy more cute 1" pins like these? [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Jan 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Personalized candy necklaces?

I am looking for some sort of fun promotional item I can give out at a band's ep release party. But I haven't been able to come up with anything I can actually find and I am running out of time. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by useyourmachinegunarm on Dec 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Need durable shirt buttons

The cleaner sometimes smashes my shirt buttons. Where can I find durable replacement buttons for dress shirts? [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Sep 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Button be gone

Anyone know of a program that can hide Taskbar buttons in Vista? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jun 30, 2009 - 3 answers

How to organize the buttons on the XP taskbar?

Does anyone know of a modification for windows XP that allows you shuffle/organize the buttons on the taskbar, like the tabs on Internet Explorer or Firefox? [more inside]
posted by jakubsnm on Mar 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Where are custom settings stored in Word 2000?

What file are settings (created macros, custom toolbar buttons, etc.) stored in in Word 2000? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jan 18, 2009 - 2 answers

button (badge) maker?

Can you recommend a button (badge) maker for a Canadian? [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Nov 7, 2008 - 7 answers

My fingers are too big for those little buttons...

How do you hack your dress shirt? [more inside]
posted by matty on Jul 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Shoe buttons are rare, where can I find some?

I have shoes that look sort of like these, but the strap on one of them came unattached and I lost the button. Where can I find a replacement button (either online or in the Washington, DC area somewhere)? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Jan 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Mouse-free Shortcut No Longer Works on Mac

Before my hard drive died and I had to reinstall Tiger, I used to be able to trigger dialogue box buttons (e.g. "Yes" or "No") on my mac by typing the first letter of the option I wanted to choose (e.g. "n"). It doesn't work anymore and I have to navigate with the mouse and click on things. How can I activate this feature?
posted by 10ch on Oct 17, 2007 - 2 answers

How Can I Keep Buttons From Coming Off My Backpack?

How do I stop losing buttons/badges that I fasten to my backpack? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Aug 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me save the day!

Where can I buy or borrow a sturdy 2.25" button maker in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by slowfasthazel on Jul 16, 2007 - 6 answers

What Adobe package to use for simple designs?

I've used Adobe products in the past and have been fairly impressed. Now I want to buy an Adobe package to design and generate JPG and EPS files of my relatively simple t-shirt, bumper sticker, and button ideas for emailing to a printing shop. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on May 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Dell Media Buttons Not Working Properly

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, similar to this one. See those media control buttons on the front center part of the laptop? They've stopped working correctly. How can I fix them? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on May 5, 2007 - 3 answers

wants more knob

why did monitors switch to buttons with menus for controlling brightness and contrast, rather than knobs? knobs are so much faster and easier - it was like a dimmer switch for your desk!
posted by wumpus on Dec 12, 2006 - 18 answers

Button, Button, Who Can Name That Buttony Book?

Name That Book: vague recollection of reading a book in (?) sixth grade or so, in the "Young Adult" category, circa 1976-78. The only detail that I can recall is that there were buttons - of the type that are used on coats - and that at least one of the buttons came to life. I believe the button was in the shape of a person or character. Any ideas?
posted by davidmsc on Nov 18, 2006 - 7 answers

How many more buttons are there in the US than three were 39/40 years ago?

The other day someone told me her baby son likes to press buttons, and I started to wonder how many more buttons are there in the world than when I was a baby. [more inside]
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Nov 17, 2006 - 9 answers

the smooth mouse buttons syndrome

I noticed that as times goes by, computer mice (and other plastic items) get used by skin friction. I notice my mice have "smooth" areas on their buttons that obviously seem to be there because of use. Is there a way to prevent that? [more inside]
posted by a007r on Apr 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites?

Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Apr 22, 2006 - 3 answers

What's up with hotel TVs?

Why doesn't the on button work on hotel TV remotes? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Apr 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Blue Blazer With Gold Buttons

Okay, I have to "look nice" for an interview and I was told that a pair of khakis and a blue blazer would be perfect. The only "blue blazer" I have is the traditional blazer with gold buttons. Some say the gold buttons are timeless and is always "in", others say they are "out" and replace the buttons. What do MeFites think? Is it iffy enough to worry about? I did an AskMe search and didn't find anything addressing this blazer/button issue. Help?
posted by Gerard Sorme on Mar 26, 2006 - 34 answers

drag & drop windows taskbar buttons?

Is there a program that allows me to drag and drop (reorder) the buttons in the XP taskbar? Something similar to the Firefox drag and drop for tabs?
posted by masymas on Dec 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Suggestion for Custom Buttons/Pins?

I'm looking for recommendations for a good online company to produce custom buttons/pins/badges/whatever you'd like to call them. Those round buttons with the pin on the back. You know. [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Aug 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Badger badger badger..

What is your experience with button/badge makers? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Jun 9, 2005 - 11 answers

Examples of mechanical or software placebos?

Part One: I've heard people say that the "close doors" buttons in elevators don't work. They certainly don't seem to do anything in my building. Do they not work because of poor design or are they literally (purposefully) not hooked up to anything?

Part Two: Are there other examples of mechanical (or software) placebos? I've heard that the "progress bar" you see when Windows boots doesn't actually mean anything. Microsoft just discovered that people were happier if there was some sort of animation going on while their computer was starting up.
posted by grumblebee on Oct 14, 2004 - 44 answers

Javascript/CSS/IE

I'm having a javascript/CSS/IE problem. I'm working on a website that has a line of buttons at the top for navigation, and when you mouseover the button, a menu drops down giving you sub-options. This is controlled pretty simply with javascript changing the "visibility" attribute in the stylesheet for the menu. A problem arises in IE, however, when there are form elements on the page. If the dynamic drop-down menu overlaps a form element, that form element disappears. (Specifically, this is happening with a menu) You have to reload the page to get it back. Anyone know why this might be happening, or how to fix it? Works fine in NS7, Firefox, Mozilla, etc..... [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Aug 18, 2004 - 5 answers

Very specific rectangular website button?

Website Buttons: I am looking for a certain type of website button. [MI] [more inside]
posted by banished on Aug 17, 2004 - 5 answers

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