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How do I use my apple remote through parallels?

how can i use my apple remote in parallels? [more inside]
posted by camdan on May 26, 2008 - 2 answers

have Mac,will travel

How can I get a Mac consulting gig off the ground as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by D-ten on May 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Free Decent Clip Art Sites?

I am looking for a good website for free clip art. I have googled but come up with rather lame clip art. I am putting together a one page memo and wanted some cartoonish things like aliens and comic book like designs. And I am using Word 2004 for the Mac.
posted by snap_dragon on May 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Mac to Mac with AD?

How do I transfer a normal Mac account to an Active Directory Mac account on my new Mac? [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Apr 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Where should an aspiring indie Mac developer and his family move: SF Bay Area or Seattle (or Other)?

My wife and two kids and I are not able to renew the lease on the house we're renting in a Maryland suburb of DC (the landlord is selling his other house and moving back into this one), so we're looking to move at the end of August. I've also been contemplating a career change for a while, and as this "opportunity" has dropped in our lap, we're thinking about making a city change as well, that would benefit my intended Mac development career, possibly to the SF Bay Area or Seattle. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Apr 5, 2008 - 13 answers

What kind of labeler should I buy

Should I buy a stand-alone labeler (with built-in keyboard) or a labeler that attaches to my Macintosh? Recommendations for specific models would be great. [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Please help me remember this old Macintosh puzzle game

I'm trying to remember an early-mid 90s puzzle game for the Macintosh that was possibly published by Disney (or an offshoot). [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Mar 25, 2008 - 2 answers

I ain't dropped acid in over 20 years, so why the audio flashbacks now?

What is probably a very naive question about stream audio ... [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Paint for Macintosh?

Is there a program that is free or shareware that works like Paint....except for Macintosh? [more inside]
posted by macgenius on Mar 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Good emulators for OS X Intel?

Please recommend good entertainment console emulators for Mac OS X Intel. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Mar 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Dead Macbook: how do I get the data off?

My MacBook (mid-2007) just crapped out. I can't afford a pro data extraction fix. Is there any other option? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Mar 7, 2008 - 13 answers

What to do with an old iBook and iPod?

What to do with an old iBook and iPod? [more inside]
posted by methylsalicylate on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Content filter's for Macintosh?

What are the options for single user content filtering for Apple computers? [more inside]
posted by peripatew on Feb 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Windows on a new Mac: Safe?

I want to install Windows XP on my Mac through Bootcamp. I want to do this for purely frivolous reasons... I want to play games. Has anyone had any bad problems as a result of doing this? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Feb 22, 2008 - 24 answers

Not So Mighty Mouse

Help me find a (non-Mighty) mouse for my Mac that can be programmed to function with Exposé and Spaces. [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Feb 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Making a commentary track for a dvd?

I have a commercial DVD (the content of which I own the rights to) and I have an mp3 (which I also own the rights to). Two questions: How can I make another "video" using the visuals from the dvd and the audio from the mp3? Then, how can I turn this final file into an .avi? Further, what if I want to run the DVD's audio track at a diminished volume beneath the audio of the mp3, therefore using the mp3 like a commentary track? I'm on a Mac.
posted by dobbs on Feb 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Install older Bioware games on a brand new Mac?

Can anyone help me with installing older Bioware games (BG2, NWN and expansions) on a new Mac Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Feb 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Run Mac OSX on Windows?

Any way to easily run Mac OSX on Windows? [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Feb 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Currnet Macintosh OS X vulnerabilities or exploits?

What is the current state of the art in Macintosh OS X vulnerabilities, exploits and other remote security issues? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Feb 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Importing Bookmarks to Google Bookmarks?!?

I am trying to import bookmarks to Google Bookmarks from 4 browsers -- Opera, Safari, Explorer, and Firefox. I cannot figure out how to do this. I have an IMac running OS 10.3 --- Thanks in advance for any guidance!
posted by snap_dragon on Jan 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Stupidly Simple Recipe Management

What's a good, idiot-proof way for my mom to scan and manage her old recipes on her iMac? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jan 20, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I get a macintosh to recognize a digital camera again?

What can I do to have a Macintosh G4 laptop to recognize a Pentax Optio 33WR digital camera? It once did, but it has since stopped. [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Jan 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Firefox browser windows spawn too low

Whenever I open a new browser window in Firefox ( on my Macbook (OS 10.4.10), the window opens one title bar too low. How can I force all new browser windows to spawn in the upper-left corner? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 answers

RFID login on a Mac?

How can I use RFID to login to my Mac running Leopard [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Dec 26, 2007 - 6 answers

2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500?

Macbook Pro question: 2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Dec 19, 2007 - 33 answers

wireless speakers on a Mac

I'm wanting to send sound to and from a remote room in a house to a Macintosh sound in and out ports. I'm thinking wireless mic and wireless speakers. This is inside a standard ranch style house that spreads horizontally and would cross several walls. [more inside]
posted by D-ten on Dec 2, 2007 - 5 answers

What's the filetype of this old mac "references" file from an old research paper?

What Mac program would I have been likely to use to write the references section of a scientific paper in 1993 or 1994? I have the file, and I want to open it or convert it. (file link inside...) [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Dec 1, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I restore the missing factory display profile on my Macbook?

How do I restore the missing factory display profile on my Macbook? When I try to calibrate the color for the display on my Apple MacBook i get the error "The factory profile for the display could not be found." This seemed to happen after a problem with Parallels having some problems. What can I do to fix this?
posted by jeffreyclong on Nov 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Tipsy Mac, why do you crash when I pick you up?

My laptop crashes about 80% of the time when I pick it up or put it down, even when I'm ultra-ginger. Why? Before you cry "Disable the sudden motion sensor!" as far as I can tell, I don't think it even has one. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Nov 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Automator workflows for Excel

Automator as an antidote to Excel tedium. Can you help me get through repetitive tasks with favorite Automator tricks in Leopard? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Nov 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Microsoft Word for the Mac Woes for the MetaMind

Microsoft Word woe -- I have Word for the Mac (2002) version....Anyway, everytime I open up a cover letter with a previous date, it automatically updates the date. I have checked all the auto format settings and I suspect it has something to do with a macro. But when I go into using some sorta macro, it asks me to install visual basic...I get a bit more confused at this point...anybody else have this trouble with dates?
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 16, 2007 - 7 answers

I miss my monkey

Why did Greasemonkey stop working? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 7, 2007 - 3 answers

On the plus side, it smells great!

A friend spilled "essence of pumpkin" oil on her new Macbook laptop's LCD screen, resulting in a permanent stain of shiny glop in the lower righthand corner. Advice on fixing it? [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Nov 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Better Browser for the Mac

I need a better browser for my Mac. I use a MacBook Pro 17". For the past year, I've been using Safari as my default browser. I like it swell except that it crashes all the frickin' time. I've installed SAFT, which allows me to restore my browsing sessions, but still -- it's a pain. Last weekend, I moved over to Firefox in the hopes that things would be improved. That's not going to work. What's with the delays for nearly every action? Ugh. (No extensions installed.) I don't yet have Leopard, but am willing to upgrade if Safari 3 offers a marked improvement in performance. What can I do to improve my web browsing experience? (Session restore is a must. Undo closed tabs is nice.) [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Nov 1, 2007 - 66 answers

Entourage database corrupted

Corrupted Entourage database: what can I do (Mac)? [more inside]
posted by londongeezer on Oct 15, 2007 - 4 answers

Maps on a Mac

GraphicsFilter: Help me find a program to import and mark up maps on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on Oct 11, 2007 - 10 answers

USB 2.0 PCMCIA cards, Mac G4 Laptop

USB 2.0 PCMCIA cards on a Mac G4 Aluminum Laptop: Does the card brand matter? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Sep 30, 2007 - 0 answers

How does one move data from old floppies to a MacBook Pro?

I have some Macintosh-formatted floppy disks from the 1990s. They contain data I would like to have (old writing, Quicken files, etc.). Leaving aside issues of media integrity, how do I transfer these to a modern Mac. I have no access to Mac floppy drive of any kind. I do have access to PCs with floppy drives. But, of course, under normal circumstances a PC doesn't recognize a Mac-formatted disk. How do I get my data from these floppies to my MacBook Pro?
posted by smithmac_99 on Sep 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Shrinking and JPG'ing images to a certain FILE size?

Wondering if there's a Mac OS X program that I could drop an image file on and tell it "Make me a 'best quality' JPEG out of this that winds up being no more than 10 mb in size". [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Aug 26, 2007 - 13 answers


I want to send a video on CD to an unsophisticated user of a Macintosh computer. [more inside]
posted by gum on Aug 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Apologies if it's not kosher to turn the green into one's private Genius Bar.

Is it worthwhile to upgrade the RAM on a six-year-old iBook? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Aug 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Is a new iMac enough for a graphic designer?

New iMac: Good enough for a graphic designer? Convince me it isn't. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Aug 8, 2007 - 29 answers

Please Help Me Get Some Files Off a Prehistoric Macintosh

Please help me get the contents of an Apple 7300/200 Power Macintosh off of it and onto... well, anything else. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jul 29, 2007 - 33 answers

Fixing a dropped Powerbook

DIY repair for a narcoleptic titanium Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by pandaharma on Jul 21, 2007 - 3 answers

I type $&@^$#! but it still won't let me swear

Help me find out what magic spell will get my keyboard to play nicely with my computer again. For several years, I used a Microsoft "Natural" Keyboard with my PC without a problem. But now that I just connected it to my new MacBook it's acting out. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for an old Mac game

Looking for an old Macintosh game, where you flip reflectors to get a ball to bounce from one side to the other, [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Jul 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Active Directory name game

I have a bunch of Macs that someone wants to put on Active Directory. That's not the problem. [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Jun 8, 2007 - 3 answers

Help Me Find A Mac Font

Mac Font question: I am doing some home tech support for an elderly couple, and they're looking for a symbol/dingbat sort of font that draws frame/table elements (corners, etc.). I know I have seen fonts just like this but can't for the life of me remember what they might be called. If you can think of the names and/or give a link to a free download, I would appreciate it. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jun 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Color Picker keyboard shortcut in Photoshop...?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the Color Picker dialog box in Photoshop CS2? Or how can I set such a shortcut? [more inside]
posted by erinchan on May 29, 2007 - 4 answers

How can I define a folder on Mac OSX to be readable and writable to all users that will store all the itunes on that computer and give every user account access?

How can I define a folder on Mac OSX to be readable and writable to all users that will store all the itunes on that computer and give every user account access? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on May 23, 2007 - 4 answers

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