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10 posts tagged with mac by inksyndicate.
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When Finder goes insane

I'm minding my own business when my Panther 10.3 Finder stops behaving on my Mac. It now takes many times longer to load and won't connect to the Internet, not even with a Comcast wizard. I have this vague understanding that I'm supposed to wipe out Finder prefs. Is this right? Is it crazy to think the Finder bug is relevant to the sudden lack of connectivity? [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Apr 7, 2005 - 14 answers

How can I get my Mac Mini to display properly on a 17-inch flatscreen Viewsonic monitor?

I just hooked my Mac Mini up to a new 17-inch flatscreen Viewsonic monitor. At unpredictable intervals, the display fades to blue for a moment and then comes back. What's going on? Are my settings wrong or is something broken?
posted by inksyndicate on Feb 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Editing soundtracks in iMovie?

iMovie question (more iNside) [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Oct 2, 2004 - 3 answers

PDF conversion with hyperlinks in OpenOffice?

OpenOffice question. Is there an easy way to convert documents to PDF such that the hyperlinks still work? I'm on OS X.
posted by inksyndicate on Aug 24, 2004 - 7 answers

OSX Mail Icon

In Apple's OS X, the icon for "Mail" depicts a postage stamp with the words "Hello from C_________." I can't read it. What does it say? It's not Cupertino or California. Or maybe Cocoa?
posted by inksyndicate on Aug 16, 2004 - 4 answers

Can you force an iBook G4 to eject when it thinks it doesn't have a DVD drive and there is no pinhole?

When your iBook G4 loses faith in the idea that it has DVD drive, complaining of an error [-70012] when you stick a DVD in; when even firmware prompt commands like "eject" won't pop it out; when you realize that for purposes of style you have been deprived of a manual-eject pinhole; in such straits, friends, is there any hope of freeing your Digital Versatile Disc of "Spiderman" from the drive?
posted by inksyndicate on Jul 21, 2004 - 13 answers

In OS X, the desktop no longer shows up and all programs crash whenever they try to "Save As..."

OS X goes nuts (more inside) [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Jun 4, 2004 - 12 answers

Need help installing Gimp on OSX.

Has anyone successfully installed "The Gimp" for Mac OS X? I've had no luck installing it, whether in handy .dmg form (it says that it can't open my X11.app, even though I have X11), or as compiled by "fink" (in which case it starts kvetching about xfree86 not being set up right.) What can I do to my X to make it accept and welcome The Gimp?
posted by inksyndicate on May 24, 2004 - 13 answers

Ink on Mac Book keys wearing off

The ink is wearing off the keys on my Macintosh "iBook." Are they easy to replace?
posted by inksyndicate on Apr 16, 2004 - 6 answers

What's the best way to split a 1.5 GB file onto 3 or 4 CDs using OS X?

Let's say I have an Apple OS X computer with a gigantic, 1.5 GB file that I'd like to put onto 3 or 4 CDs, to give someone. What's the best way to spread a file across several discs? Multiple zip files? The UNIX zip command? Some backup program?
posted by inksyndicate on Mar 23, 2004 - 9 answers

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