Not satisfied with the dated icon used for the finder on my Mac, I did a little research and discovered a way to replace the icon using System>Library>CoreServices>Dock>Finder.png. I replaced the default PNG files with an updated version. They were labeled correctly as well (finder.png, email@example.com) but when I inputed the dock restart command in terminal, the space where the icon was supposed to be was totally empty!
What did I do wrong and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by rmttws
on Nov 3, 2013 -
If I'm using Word for Windows, I can double click at the bottom of a page to create one big page. But if I double click at the bottom of a document inside Word on MacOS it opens up the footer prompt. Does Word for Mac have a similar "join pages" feature?
posted by professor plum with a rope
on Jan 12, 2013 -
MacbookProFilter: I migrated my old user onto my new macbook, and carried with it a bunch of problems (slow startup, rapid battery life loss, etc.). Is there a clever, systematic way to migrate chunks of my user account to a new user? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jan 2, 2013 -
On my work computer (Mac OS 10.7.5), I usually organize my projects by putting all the files related to a single project in a single folder. I try to give the folder a descriptive name, but sometimes this is difficult if there are two projects that are kinda similar. Is there a way (either natively or using some tool that I can download/buy) to annotate folders with a longer description? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Moving windows or palettes around in Photoshop CS5.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.3 is a total nightmare. This is the only app giving me this problem. Halp. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue. [more inside]
posted by dacoit
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I have GeekTool v3.0.1 running on 10.6.8. How can I get it to start up on login and just run in the background? [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Nov 29, 2011 -
Safari Password Recovery - I want to recover login information from a site I used on Safari on OS X 10.4. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata
on Jan 16, 2011 -
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]
posted by Patbon
on Dec 18, 2010 -
I decided to test my website in Lynx for OS X, but for some reason it loaded a version from May. Now, whenever I load the front page from any other browser on my computer, it displays that old version. This doesn't happen when I view it from my phone or any other computer, so it's definitely my computer, not my site. But I can't imagine what it could be. Anyone know what I might have done? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Our classroom lcd projector was left on for too long and the lens was burned, according to our tech. This makes everything it projects have a yellowish tinge. Is there any way to adjust the output on a mac mini to compensate for this? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Oct 12, 2010 -
Anybody know offhand what the default behavior of running processes in multi-user environments under Mac OS X 10.6.x might be? I suspect that logging in under the other account will suspend the processes active under the first account. Am I correct?
posted by mwhybark
on Jul 22, 2010 -
is there a usable remote desktop type app for sharing your mac desktop to your windows 7 pc other than vnc? [more inside]
posted by joose
on Mar 28, 2010 -
I have a 2007 era Mac Mini running 10.4 Tiger, that I'd like to upgrade to a brand new iMac (that comes with 10.6 Snow Leopard). However, due to my software, I'd like to keep using on 10.4 the new iMac. Will the new iMac allow me to install Tiger on it, using my original 10.4 install discs from the Mac Mini?
posted by dacoit
on Feb 25, 2010 -
I have two newish macbook pro laptops (with OS X 10.6) and want one to automatically and wirelessly back-up to the other one so will always have a "hot backup" on the second machine (I inherited the second one, so seems a reasonable use). FWIW, I have DSL with wireless modem in the house, so wouldn't want the ability for the machines to talk with each other to allow inadvertant access from anyone from the web. How to set it up?
posted by tedthedog
on Feb 24, 2010 -
[MacFilter] Anyone know of a piece of OS X software that will allow me to independently set the audio balance (L-R) of different applications? [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Feb 18, 2010 -
Please help me correctly diagnose this video/display problem on my 3-year-old, out-of-warranty Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by tomorama
on Jan 13, 2010 -
Buggy finder in OX 10.5.8
Recently my finder has gotten really buggy - even though I have disabled spaces and expose they will spontaneously launch. Also when I open folders in the finder they will flash repeatedly before stopping and letting me click into them. I also have a hard time renaming files by clicking into the file name on the finder.
Does anyone have any ideas??? Thanks!!
posted by cg2
on Oct 8, 2009 -
I just upgraded to Snow Leopard, and since then, some of my fonts are MAJORLY screwed up in iWork '09 (Pages, Keynote and
Numbers). [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc
on Aug 29, 2009 -
my logitech mouse is jumping around frantically on os x. it's behaving completely normally one second and then it's off somewhere entirely different the other. lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Aug 25, 2009 -
How much of C do I need to learn before moving on to Cocoa, and what's the best resource for learning it? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on May 31, 2009 -
I have OS X 10.5.6 and Logitech V470 bluetooth mouse.
1. When I hide the dock it stays hidden and there is no way for me to get the dock to reappear without turning off autohide
2. My courser works sporadically
a. sometimes it will only work on some area's of the screen
b. sometimes it won't recognize clicks
Are these related? and can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues
on Mar 18, 2009 -
My friend and I want to be able to work on the same Garageband file on a server somehow. [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Where does mac store thumbnails of photos and videos?
e.g. Finder thumbnails an SD disk I have plugged in that I pulled out of my digital camera. (where are those thumbnails?)
e.g. A folder of movies are thumbnailed.
posted by guptaxpn
on Nov 23, 2008 -
Is there any software of Mac OS X that will protect my bittorrent seed/leech ratio? I'm looking for something like GreedyTorrent
, but for mac. Obviously, freeware is preferred but I'm willing to hear any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by alitorbati
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Why can't I pick up and drag my Mac's desktop folders smoothly? Often they don't move at all, or they snap back as if on rubber bands when I move and drop them. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Is there anyway to export something from OmniPlan or similar Mac Project planner and get it to open in Microsoft Project? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
posted by indiewizard
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Mac osx/canon hg10 cannot get stills off camera. Video yes, stills no. We're supposed to have a baby any day now and this sucker ain't behaving (the camera-mac connection). I haven't had this kind of problem with a mac in 10 years. [more inside]
posted by willep
on Jul 12, 2008 -
How do I give my computers subdomain names on my local network? For example, mylaptop.mynetwork.com, mydesktop.mynetwork.com, momslaptop.mynetwork.com, kids.mynetwork.com and so on?
Do I have to set up some kind of local DNS or is there an easier way to do it in the router?
I am not concerned at this point about being able to access the subdomains from the WAN although that would be handy later. It's the LAN I'm interested in.
(Obviously I am using Bonjour right now but for I want to use the subdomains too).
I own mynetwork.com and it points to a static IP.
My LAN router is firewalled behind that. It's a WRT54G running DD-WRT.
I have a spare computer I could run DNS on but I'd rather not have to do that.
Everything is Macs running OS X, mostly Leopard.
posted by unSane
on Jan 26, 2008 -
I need to change the name of a font that is embedded in the font itself. Any suggestions for free or cheap, basic font editing software? I don't need something over the top like Fontographer, just something with the ability to change the name.
posted by frijole
on Oct 30, 2007 -
I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 27, 2007 -
(Geekfilter) Can I convert Earthlink TotalAccess (WinXP PC) Email (.dat or .csv) mailboxes to Apple Mail (.mbox) mailboxes on a Mac? (AKA: How can Earthlink be this stupid?) [more inside]
posted by spitbull
on Jul 9, 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 -