21 posts tagged with mac by 4ster.
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I think Google Hates Me, or at Least Photos and Music Do

I am using the GM of El Capitan and trying to install the Google Photos uploader and the Google Music Uploader. Neither work. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 12, 2015 - 1 answer

Switching from Mac to Windows

Five years ago, I asked a question about batch converting iWork files to MS Office format, because I may have to move to a Windows PC. Now I have an updated version of that question. (Or to put it another way, I need to move a bunch of Pages files to Word format). [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 1, 2015 - 1 answer

Using Outlook Between PCs and Macs

I have the latest version of Outlook for Mac (the one that came out last week). Everyone in my small office uses Outlook for Windows with a Workgroup Share Add-In to share contacts and calendars. I cannot figure out how to get this to work on my Mac. Please explain this to me like I am 8. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Having Trouble Finding/installing Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite Beta

I have been using the public betas of Mac OSX Yosemite for a while now, and I recently had to wipe my hard drive and start over. When I went to download the installer again from the App Store today, Yosemite is no longer listed under my "Purchases" as it had been before. Am I the only one this is happening to? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 22, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I sync Outlook 2011 for Mac with a Web Calendar?

I have only two wishes: world peace and getting Outlook 2011 for Mac to sync with a web calendar that will also sync wirelessly with my Android phone. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Could you help me with my Applescript?

I am trying to batch convert a bunch of MS Word documents via Pages on my Mac. I have an Applescript that I believe will work, but I am getting hung up on a dialog box, and I am trying to see if someone could proofread the script for me. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Oh noes. This time, it's Slverlight.

Please help me install Silverlight on my wife's MacBook. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Paper, begone!

My (very) small office just got a new whiz-bang scanner that can scan stacks of paper to image-only PDFs. Ideally, I'd like to use this to do away with paper filing, but this is harder (for me) than it sounds. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Anyone switching back?

Why do Macbooks cost so much more than Windows notebooks? Now that Microsoft has gotten it right with Windows 7, is the Macbook still worth it? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 27, 2010 - 61 answers

Why it is easier to switch to a Mac than from one.

I have a large number of iWork Pages files that I would like to convert to MS Word format. Is there a way to do this that is easier/more expedient than opening each one individually in Pages and saving it as a Word file? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Possibly loose DVI or tight VGA?

My monitor is a 24" Samsung with dual VGA and DVI outputs. I've been using the DVI output to connect to a 3 year old white Macbook. Today, like an idiot, I moved the monitor without detaching the monitor cable, and the screws snapped off, and I cannot get what is left of them out of the holes. So now, I can either use the DVI output with no screws to hold the cable in place, or I can use the VGA output. Which is my best option? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

How I can I make my videos created in Keynote look as good as videos as they do as slides?

When I make presentations in Keynote 08 and then export them to video, they look terrible. My pictures are all blurry, and my fonts are all jagged. How I can I make my videos created in Keynote look as good as videos as they do as slides?
posted by 4ster on May 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Why can't my Macbook remember preferences settings?

I recently had to do an Archive and Install of Leopard on my Macbook, due to the fact that it suddenly got stuck on a blue screen (the irony) on boot. Now, everything seems fine, except for the fact that some of my preferences don't "stick," so, for example, each time I tell the OS to open .doc files with Pages, it works for a day or so, but then, .doc files start automatically opening with TextEdit. Thee are more examples inside. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 24, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I make Firefox work like it did before Leopard.

I'm using Firefox on a second-generation Macbook on which I just installed Leopard. When I was using Tiger, I could simply go to a URL by typing "apple" or "metafilter" into the address bar. Now I have to enter the .com/.org/etc. at the end, or I get taken to Embarq's annoying search page. How can I fix this?
posted by 4ster on Jun 14, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I get my IMAP Mail back?

Using Mail.app in Tiger and now all of my IMAP email is gone. Please help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

halp! i need my gCal!

I am using a Macbook running Tiger. Suddenly, I cannot access any Google websites using Firefox or Safari. Umm... [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Where is my mind?

I'm using a Macbook with Tiger (10.4.10) installed and Missing Sync 5.1.2 (140) installed. When I sync my Treo 650 to iCal, my events in both places (Mac/Palm) show up in the wrong time zones, so the times are wrong. I've never been to exotic places like Havana, Montreal, or Indianapolis, so this won't work for me. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 31, 2007 - 0 answers

Switching from Entourage 04 to iCal/Mail/Address Book

I just switched from Entourage 2004 to Mail.app/iCal/Address Book. What techniques and/or add-ons should I be using? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 19, 2007 - 4 answers

I'm afraid my sync might go missing.

I recently switched from a Treo 650 to a Palm z22 for my organizing needs. It took me forever to get the initial Treo syncing to work with my Macbook, and the z22 syncs fine with my old Treo conduits, but I want to add the z22's Expense conduit, so there is [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Aug 21, 2007 - 2 answers

Maybe this is all just glorified procrastination.

I use GTD, and I am getting a bit tired of Entourage for my Mac (mainly the interface), and I am considering a web-based solution like Remember The Milk, Backpack, or Vitalist, or even built-in stuff like iCal and Mail.app. The problem is that I want it all to work with a Treo 650, so there is [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 19, 2007 - 3 answers

I am about to own a Mac for the first time in 25 years. Has much changed since then?

About to become a Macbook owner. Please help me manage tasks and e-mail. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 27, 2007 - 11 answers

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