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Itunes file sharing same IMAC?

Want to share my entire itunes library with another user on the same IMAC I think we used to share them all, but now not... I do almost all of the uploading of files but she cant see these When i go into system preferences>file sharing is on and pubic folders should share everything. Can someone help point me to the likely source of this problem: I suspect multiple libraries got created somehow: can these be merged?
posted by dougiedd on Sep 16, 2009 - 7 answers

moving my mac

Carrying solutions for an imac? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Sep 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me MACadamias - this is driving me nuts!

Can I run Adobe CS4 on my iMac? [more inside]
posted by The Light Fantastic on Sep 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I buy my mother an iMac?

Should I get my aging, computer-clumsy mother an iMac, or just buy her a bigger screen for her Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 2, 2009 - 35 answers

Please help resurrect my iMac?

My iMac's seemingly gone kaput :( I'm getting a flashing folder icon with a question mark on bootup. Please help me save my iMac? [more inside]
posted by mordecai on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Hello Kitty, Hello Crappy!

My iMac iSight camera is "in use by another application". Can you help me figure this out so I can use the camera again? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

How to revive iMac keyboard after spilling beer on it?

How should I clean my iMac intel 24" keyboard after spilling beer on it? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Aug 3, 2009 - 12 answers

How to email full size photo attachments from iphoto 08?

When using mail to email a photo as an attachment from iphoto 08, the photo is embedded in the email message and the picture is very small. When selecting the photo from the thumbnails I have selected full size but the picture is still small. I tried attaching the photos several different ways but the result is the same. What am I missing?
posted by Flacka on Jul 28, 2009 - 4 answers

2 Macs 1 HD

How can I connect 2 Macs to 1 HardDrive [more inside]
posted by Aya on Jul 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Noisy 'ol imac

iMac filter: 1st generation flat screen imac. Internal fan whirring constantly & loudly (1.6GHZ powerPC G5). I just maxed the memory from 256 to 2GB. I thought this might help. It's working much faster (thankfully) but the whirring is relentless. Last resort is to purchase a new one...I'd rather not go this route for now. FTR she has been doing this for quite sometime, so not a recent activity. Any suggestions on how I can silence my old lady?
posted by sequin on Jun 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

iMac G5 swallowed something it shouldn't have. Heimlich maneuver for CD drive?

How do I manually eject a CD meant for Windows (including XP and Vista) from my iMac G5? [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Jun 11, 2009 - 25 answers

Cookies and Apple Juice

I've been debating with myself for the last week or so about which Mac I should buy and when I should buy it. My brain could use a break from the back and forth, and that's why I'm asking for help. [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Jun 2, 2009 - 27 answers

Don't look into the light!

I currently have an iMac 24" (early 2008). If you are acustom to the iMac you'll know that the brightness setting is extremely high. Unfortunately everytime I boot the computer up the brightness settings reset and I have to go through the hassle of lowering the brightness. Why is the keyboard/mac doing this? and can it be fixed?
posted by nam3d on May 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Best backup options for iMac?

iMacFilter: Recommend a good external drive? [more inside]
posted by jammy on May 6, 2009 - 18 answers

Disk Utility error: false alarm, or bad omen?

In OS X on my iMac, Disk Utility asserts that my main, internal hard drive is "about to fail" and has been asserting this for several months. But my computer is running just fine... should I worry? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on May 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me help her iMac boot from the install DVD.

iMac G4 won't start from (iMac G4-specific) OS X install disk. But WILL start from the Apple Hardware Test CD. More details follow... [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Apr 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Iphone Imac syncing

Can someone walk me through how to best set up my imac and iphone so that my syncs work more smoothly? I would like to sync just weekly and 1) pull over photos from the phone into iphoto 2) pull over new podcasts that i like and get rid of the old ones (this is my biggest problem right now, it seems like i keep getting the old ones reloaded and sometimes the new ones dont show at all) 3) pull over address changes bi-directionally I would like to do this in as idiot proof a fashion as possible: plug and play thanks!
posted by dougiedd on Apr 23, 2009 - 2 answers

iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, what's a designer to do?

Time to replace the Mac. Should a graphic designer go for the economical iMac or is splurging for a MacBook Pro and external screen worth it? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Apr 23, 2009 - 42 answers

Should I join the Cult of Apple?

This long-time PC user is thinking about getting an iMac and needs advice from current iMac owners. [more inside]
posted by wintermute2_0 on Apr 11, 2009 - 16 answers

Can I rebuild it? Better than it was before? Better, stronger, faster?

iMacFilter: Upgrade or find something new? That is the question. But, as is often the case, there's a bit more... [more inside]
posted by jammy on Apr 8, 2009 - 9 answers

MobileMe ftw

Make me love MobileMe. How do YOU use it? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Mar 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Final Cut Pro on an iMac

Generally speaking, how well would Final Cut Studio run on a hypothetical quad core iMac?
posted by mpls2 on Feb 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Mac Gaming Suggestions?

MacGameFilter: Please help me find a new action/adventure game to play on my iMac. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Feb 26, 2009 - 12 answers

This imac seems to have a fan.

Does anyone currently own or have knowledge of the original iMac? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Feb 12, 2009 - 11 answers

iwait or ibuy

New imacs weren't announced today at MacWorld. Will the wait be quite a long time for the next round? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Jan 6, 2009 - 18 answers

Is It Time to Give My I-Mac the Boot!

Where can I go to rehab my I-Mac? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Dec 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Ones and Zeroes and the air.

Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G. [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Dec 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Playing records and listening to my iMac through one system

I would like to set up a system where my turntable and my iMac all flow out of a nice set of speakers. I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Dec 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Cannot connect to a running wifi network

NewbieWifiFilter: What could prevent OSX from logging on to a working wifi network that Airport detects? [more inside]
posted by jchgf on Dec 3, 2008 - 6 answers

The problem with Preview

MacFilter: How do I get Preview back? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Nov 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Got them low down dirty Kernel panic blues

Mac OS X kernel panic shortly after boot on G4 iMac. How do I troubleshoot this? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Oct 23, 2008 - 10 answers

I want to recycle and be secure!

iMac G5--how do I wipe the drive prior to recycling? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Oct 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Does my Netgear router suck or is something else going on here?

Why is my brand new iMac (connecting to the internet wirelessly) having trouble staying connected when I download large files? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Oct 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Airport Distress

Airport Express and my iMac don't get along. My iBook works fine. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Oct 8, 2008 - 5 answers

What Mac should I buy if I want to play games on it for the next 3 years?

It's time to get a new computer. I'd like some kind of Mac. What's the smart thing to buy? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Sep 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Please exorcise my iMac.

My aluminum iMac (running Leopard 10.5) is sporadically possessed by Satan. At least, that's the only thing I can think of. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Too Blu-ray Aye

Will my iMac G5 play blu-ray movies? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Sep 16, 2008 - 5 answers

A tv tuner for macs?

Can you recommend a good, reasonably priced, external HDTV tuner that will work with a friend's iMac? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Sep 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Mirroring the display on an iMac running windows

For a new iMac running Windows XP, I need to mirror/clone the display so it shows the same on the monitor and a projector. The graphics driver (for an ATI Mobiity Radeon HD 2600XT) doesn't support mirroring, but the iMac does it automatically. But the monitor and the projector have very different aspect ratios, and the same screen size gets applied to both. Is there a way to set two different screen sizes? There's nothing under the display preferences. Any third party software that would work?
posted by hydrophonic on Sep 9, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the coolest thing I can buy for $200?

What's the coolest thing I can buy for $200? [more inside]
posted by andreux on Aug 27, 2008 - 47 answers

Graphics driver issues for XP on an iMac

We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Which speakers should I get for my Mac?

I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise on Aug 7, 2008 - 9 answers

DeadMacFilter: Will Target Disk mode screw up my healthy computer?

Dead hard disk on a G3 iMac. Seemingly healthy 2nd-hand G4 iMac. If I try to access data on the dead machine via target disk mode, is there a chance—any chance at all—that I could screw up the healthy machine? [more inside]
posted by neroli on Aug 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Memory Question

I have an iMac. I have 2GB. My iMac says I only have 1GB. Why? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jul 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Going from an old PC to a new iMac, migration possible?

I'm finally retiring my dad's virus-laden PC running XP with a new iMac. Is there any way to migrate his old settings from the PC over to a VMWare instance of XP running on the iMac in case he must use a PC-only app after the upgrade to a new machine? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How to sell an iMac in NYC.

How to sell a two year old iMac in NYC? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jul 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Two iPhone questions...

After being lied to repeatedly by my credit card company (PC Financial), I have two iPhone questions: 1) How do I get voice mails from my iPhone onto my computer? and 2) how do I record calls made on an iPhone? I have the 1.0 version of iPhone and an iMac if that makes any difference. Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Windows XP-Boot Camp-File Checking nonsense

We are having a problem with hours-long file checks when booting into Windows XP (Home Edition, with SP2) via Boot Camp on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Do I fix my sister's iMac?

I can fix my sister's iMac, but she doesn't want me to. Do I go behind her back and get it running again? [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Jun 30, 2008 - 28 answers

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