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Need help repairing old Mac laptop mousebutton

computer repair: I have an old Mac G4 Titanium laptop (first generation I think) with a broken mouse button that I would like to repair myself or have repaired cheaply. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Oct 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Cosmos Osmos

There is a vintage game called "Cosmos Osmos" for the old Mac OS and would be loaded with several floppy disc's. I have searched all over the web (including mac garden and googleing) and have been unable to find ANYTHING regarding the game. It was surely at least 15 years ago from when I owned the game and was when Mac's owned the computer world. Help find information or even the game.
posted by supyo on Oct 28, 2005 - 9 answers

what is the best, most cost-effective way to backup multiple hard drives?

I have three 160 gig hard drives full of Apple Lossless music that I've ripped from my CDs. I want to keep these drives backed up, obviously. Is the most cost effective route to just buy a 500 gig (or ideally, one TB) drive for this purpose? Are there enclosures that hold multiple hard drives that would be appropriate (and cost effective) for this use? With the deals out there, it seems cheaper to buy more 160s than a 500 gig. I'm on a Mac G5.
posted by thewiseacre on Oct 28, 2005 - 15 answers

How to protect a Mac?

What are the best tools to protect a MacOS computer from disaster? [more inside]
posted by xorowo on Oct 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Static IP, now what?

File transfer question: How do I access my static IP addressed Mac at work from home? I have a Mac OSX box at work that with a router attached to my DSL modem. I can port forward if necessary. Basically what I'm looking to do is to transfer files from the office to home without having to constantly upload them to my iPod. Any suggestions?
posted by CCK on Oct 26, 2005 - 23 answers

Subwoofer Power/Computer?

Help me with my subwoofer power problem! [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Oct 25, 2005 - 6 answers

How do I use iPhoto effectively?

How do I use iPhoto effectively? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Oct 25, 2005 - 13 answers

How can I make a local archive of my blogspot?

Can someone recommend a simple method or app for making monthly local archives of web-based blogs? In my case, the site is blogger, the save location is on a Mac.
posted by saketini99 on Oct 24, 2005 - 10 answers

OS too pretty... Must purge all ui blemishes.

OS X desktop icons: how can I shift the grid so that my hard drive icon doesn't sit half under my right-side-pinned dock? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Oct 23, 2005 - 12 answers

How to switch to a mac.

Questions about making the switch to Mac: We have 200GB of files, mostly music and photos, on the harddrive of my PC (running windows XP SP2). I want to give my SO an iMac G5. (Shh! It's a secret.) Tell me what the easiest way is to move the pictures and music from one platform to the other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2005 - 20 answers

I keep losing my application icons in OS X.

I keep losing my application icons in OS X. [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Oct 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Best use of a .Mac account?

What is the best use you've seen made of a .Mac account? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Oct 21, 2005 - 19 answers

mac audio editing program

does anyone know of a good audio editing program for the mac? [more inside]
posted by benkolb on Oct 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Connect Mac OS X (10.4) to a Windows-based network?

How do you authenticate and connect to a Windows-based network using Mac OS X (10.4)? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Oct 18, 2005 - 5 answers

OSX version hack?

OSXfilter: I want to fool applications on my Powerbook into thinking that I'm running a different version of the Mac OS than I really am. Can I? How? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Oct 17, 2005 - 6 answers

What's best for me? Mac or PC?

Can you advise me on getting a laptop? Mac or PC? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Oct 16, 2005 - 33 answers

Data Organizing Solution Needed

We're looking for a way to keep track of employees, clients, suppliers. Ideally, I'd be able to link to reference files (images, PDFs, spreadsheets) on the hard drive, print compact lists of entries, labels for contacts, and so on. [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 15, 2005 - 6 answers

Mac DVD image capture

How can I capture images from the DVDs I play in my PowerBook? (10.3.8) Thanks!
posted by Wolof on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Do I dare to buy an iBook?

I'm planning to buy an iBook within the next 6 months -- hopefully before the end of the year. Should I incorporate the upcoming switch to Intel processors into my purchasing plans? Is it time to hurry up or wait? [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Oct 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Mount error

Failure to mount (error 35)? Help me Mac-xors! [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 12, 2005 - 11 answers

Why can't our computers get along?

My husband has a Mac in Rhode island. I have a PC in California. We would like to talk to each with webcams. Why won't our computers be friends? [more inside]
posted by slimslowslider on Oct 11, 2005 - 18 answers

Web annotation for Macs

Is there a program for Macs to let you draw circles and arrows on a web page? [more inside]
posted by teaperson on Oct 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Watching and Recording TV on My Mac.

I'd like to be able to watch tv and record it on my G4 iBook. I know that there are a plethora of ways to do this on the PC side, with a special card or whatnot. Is there a (cheap!) way to do this with my mac? It has to be external, obviously, since I'm going to be using it with the iBook.
posted by rossination on Oct 9, 2005 - 10 answers

When do I get to upgrade?

What is the estimated time to market (ETTM?) of the intel-based Apple desktops?
posted by ChrisR on Oct 8, 2005 - 9 answers

fixing a Powerbook G4 screen

I have a Powerbook whose display doesn't work. Is it really the display or maybe just the cable, and could I fix that myself? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Oct 7, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I rescue my files from my iBook in single user mode?

How can I rescue files from my iBook in single user mode? Or mount it on my G4 desktop without causing that to crash? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Oct 7, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I know when my bookmarks have been updated?

Is there a way to know automatically whether a webpage has been updated? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Oct 6, 2005 - 9 answers

From Mac to Windows

Help me transition to Mac. I have a home computer (Windows) that just crapped out. There was a power surge or something and the Power supply and motherboard are now toast. The hard drive is OK. I have an iBook, and now I want to get a Mac Mini for home. My question is.... How do I get the files off my old (standard ATAPI) hard drive and into my iBook? Is there some sort of adapter that I can buy to plug into my USB port? What options are available?
posted by TheFeatheredMullet on Oct 4, 2005 - 10 answers

DVD-RAM OSX problem

I can't access photos that are on a 5.2Gb DVD-RAM disc. I had burned them on using OS9 (I believe) and am now using OSX 10.4. I am using a G4 (AGP graphics) and it just doesn't recognize the disc. It does however recognize a 2.6 single-sided disc. Any help?
posted by cjb10350 on Oct 2, 2005 - 5 answers

Interchanging Mac and WinTel files

What files are truly interchangeable between Mac and WinTel? [more inside]
posted by megatherium on Oct 1, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I create users in MySQL, and how do I learn to use MySQL

I want to learn PHP and MySQL. I just installed both onto my Mac OS 10.4.2 machine to serve as a sort of testing ground. I also downloaded CocoaMySQL. It's asking for a host, user and password. I assume the host is localhost. However, I can't figure out how to create a user. Can anybody help with that? Also, what would you recommend as the best learning resources for somebody who can get around HTML and CSS, but has very little programming experience?
posted by willnot on Sep 30, 2005 - 8 answers

iCal death

Since upgrading to Tiger on OSX, my iCal won't boot. [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Sep 30, 2005 - 4 answers

mac to windows networking

I would like to network an older iMac (os 8.6) to an WinXp box so they can share a cable modem. Both have network cards and both have usb. What would be the best way to do this? Will I need special software for the mac? [more inside]
posted by nyxxxx on Sep 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Powerbook Hard Drive Help

How do I recover data from a Powerbook hard drive? [more inside]
posted by pfuller on Sep 27, 2005 - 6 answers

Good, general OS X user mailing list?

Looking for a good, user-oriented OS X mailing list. Some tech level would be helpful, as would a sane level of traffic. I'm a longtime Unix user who is a little lost with the Apple specifics. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Sep 27, 2005 - 6 answers

Why is Spotlight a bit dim?

Spotlight in OS X 10.4 -- doesn't seem to index the actual contents of files and emails. Searching for known terms produces no hits. Mac Mini, 3 mos. old. Any ideas?
posted by words1 on Sep 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Monitor for Macintosh Mini

I'm seriously considering buying a Mac Mini. What's the best 17" or larger flat screen monitor for under $600 that will compliment this system? Sharpness, color and resolution are key for I am used to the typically awesome Apple brand monitors.
posted by thebarron on Sep 25, 2005 - 11 answers

The switch must go on

How do I get rid of my hastily installed Ruby 1.8.2. from my Mac, while leaving behind the version that came preinstalled? [more inside]
posted by patgas on Sep 25, 2005 - 7 answers

iphoto help!

I'm new to iPhoto and I need some help. Particularly with resizing and, uh, getting it to work in general. [more inside]
posted by jetskiaccidents on Sep 24, 2005 - 11 answers

Help a 98 lb weakling develop into a Mac programmer with Cocoa-fu.

I would like to learn to program for Mac OS X, and Cocoa seems to be the way to go. Considering most of the documentation and books I've picked up say things like, "since this book is about Cocoa, we assume you know Objective-C," and the Objective-C books assume I already know C... What's the best path for a beginner like myself to progress from knowing nothing, to actually programming using Cocoa on Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Sep 22, 2005 - 23 answers

Photoshop has disappeared...

[OSX] After installing Tiger on my iBook (and using Software Update to upgrade to the latest version), I am no long able to open Photoshop. The applications icon has been replaced with another application's document icon! [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Sep 22, 2005 - 10 answers

Manually Managing an iPod in iTunes 5

I have iTunes 5 installed on two machines, one at work, one at home, with my iPod set to sync automatically to the iTunes library on my home machine. When using iTunes 4.x, I was able to attach my iPod to my work machine and then configure the iPod (in the iTunes preferences) to 'manually' update, rather than automatically, enabling me to play files directly off my iPod on my work machine. When I returned to my home machine, I would switch the home machine's iTunes/iPod settings back to 'update automatically', causing iTunes to update the files on the home machine with a new Last Played date and Play Count. iTunes 5, however, seems to have a bug in this regard: it notes a random 10 or 15-song selection of tracks played via the work machine's iTunes 5, but that's all. A day's worth of listening to tracks isn't logged as played, messing up Smart Playlists that grab music I haven't heard in a while. 1) Is this unusual or universal 2) Any fixes? [more inside]
posted by boombot on Sep 22, 2005 - 4 answers

Used iBook source?

MacFilter: What is the best online source to purchase used iBooks at reasonable rates? [more inside]
posted by mikel on Sep 20, 2005 - 10 answers

OS X and program removal

How does one cleanly and completely uninstall a program in OS X? Not all programs that I've installed can be completely removed simply be deleteing the program from my hard drive. Some seem to install files in other locations. Is there some sort of tool that makes it easier to ensure complete removal of a program and its stray files?
posted by missed on Sep 20, 2005 - 17 answers

How do I burn a 1-Disc VCD from a DivX with Subtitles on MacOSX?

Help with burning a VCD from a DivX/AVI file -- with added fun of both Subtitles and Mac OSX! [more inside]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Sep 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Why isn't OSX recognizing a blank user password?

OSX_Admin_Filter: How do I get OS X 10.4 to allow me to give a blank password to a new user? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Sep 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Where to find legitimate MacOS 9.x licenses for sale

Who sells legitimate, licensed copies of MacOS 9.x anymore? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 16, 2005 - 12 answers

problem with page load delay in safari

I am having an annoying problem with Safari. Say I scroll down a webpage and click on a link that takes me to a new page, when I hit the back button, the original page loads from the top and can take up to 5-6 seconds to jump back down to the original place. Do I have a preference set wrong?
posted by vronsky on Sep 16, 2005 - 3 answers

When will Apple stop supporting OS9?

As a longtime Mac user, I still depend on several OS9 applications for my work. I've heard, though, that Apple's new Macs will stop supporting OS9, which is bad news for me. My goal is to buy the last PowerBook that rolls off the assembly line that still supports OS9 - this way, my OS9-friendly Mac will last as long as possible. My question: can anyone tell me when Apple is making the changeover to OS9-less Macs?
posted by mark7570 on Sep 15, 2005 - 22 answers

Not quite ready to switch

I need to buy an Apple computer for testing websites (to make sure they render properly in Safari / IE Mac). What is the LEAST I need? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Sep 15, 2005 - 22 answers

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