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You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space...

You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space... [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 12, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I compile GCC on OS X?

When compiling gcc-3.4.4 on OS X 10.4.5 I get an error about an undefined symbol, _fprintf$LDBLStub. How do I make this go away? [more inside]
posted by mto on Mar 4, 2006 - 7 answers

12GB per hour = too much

can someone recommend an app for recording video on a mac from dv input, but in a format more compact than dv? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Mar 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Stop your whining!

My eMac is whining at me. [more inside]
posted by papercake on Mar 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Are the new Macs worth the leap?

So is there a "MeFi concensus" on the new Intel Mac's? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Feb 28, 2006 - 26 answers

Wierd Mac problem

Mac OS X can't start new programs, or shut down. Long explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Feb 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Graphics transplant for grey-haired Powermac?

I need a cheap graphics card for my old Powermac G4 that will drive a high-res LCD. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Feb 14, 2006 - 5 answers

bad screen! bad!

My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

iPod coexisting with Mac and Windows?

Has anyone converted their iPod from Mac formatting (HFS) to Windows formatting (Fat32), but continued to use it primarily on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Feb 5, 2006 - 7 answers

How does Mac OS X know what program to open when you double click on a file?

How does Mac OS X know what program to open when you double click on a file? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Jan 31, 2006 - 6 answers

New Lacie hard drive not recognized - OSX

Lacie hard drive problem - Mac OS Panther. For the past couple days, I was ripping CDs as MP3s via iTunes and writing them to my Lacie 160 Gig Firewire hard drive (the Porsche one). This morning, the drive "is unreadable by Mac OSX..." What gives? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Jan 30, 2006 - 12 answers

Will Apple print iPhoto books with nudity in them?

Will I have any problems with getting Apple to print an iPhoto bound book with nothing but nudie pictures? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jan 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Where to buy a Powerbook power supply?

Where can I buy a power supply for a Macintosh Powerbook WallStreet?
posted by DreamStar on Jan 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Dance games for the Macintosh?

Inspired by this question and a whim, I'm considering dance games as a possible path to improved fitness. I have a modern Macintosh, but no PC and no game consoles. Though I can't find any commercial dance games for the Mac, I have found StepMania. Based on this info, what is my best option? Should I buy a console, a dance game, and dance pad? Can somebody recommend a good Mac-compatible dance pad? Are there other inexpensive solutions? This really sounds like a fun way to exercise, but I don't know where to start.
posted by jdroth on Jan 25, 2006 - 14 answers

single button for print screen

Is shift-control-apple-3 really the only way to take a screenshot and put it in the clipboard? I miss my single "print screen" button on a PC. It's a minor annoyance - but the key combination is cumbersome.
posted by Dag Maggot on Jan 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Switch. And Switch back, you know, whenever you damn well please.

This may be slightly premature, but would it possible to install Windows onto one of the new Macintel platforms and so have an OS X/XP dualbooting machine? [more inside]
posted by Tikirific on Jan 11, 2006 - 20 answers

How can I improve the display resolution on an iMac?

A question for a friend: How can one improve the display resolution on an iMac beyond the options in the System Preferences? (My friend is a writer, and she needs the on-screen fonts to be sharp and clear and easy on the eyes.) [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Jan 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Can I use PC ram for my Mac G4?

Can I use PC ram for my Mac G4? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Jan 2, 2006 - 8 answers

The DIY website... looks tasty

I need to create an online portfolio for my small business. What are my do-it-myself options? [more inside]
posted by peppermint22 on Dec 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Communication Breakdown

How do I get my external hard drive to talk to my computer again? They seem to be pissed off about something, and now they won't even recognize the other's existence. [more inside]
posted by mudhouse on Dec 20, 2005 - 12 answers

iCan't See with iSight.

Having problems with iSight on a Powerbook. It worked well up until recently. Now I get a spinning beachball anytime I use a program that uses the iSight as a video source. [more inside]
posted by squink on Dec 14, 2005 - 7 answers

Neither a brain surgeon nor particularly ham-fisted, should I dissassemble my iBook?

The internal hard drive on my G3/600Mhz iBook is not long for this earth. I'm looking for advice from MeFis who have replaced the drive themselves; specifically, if faced with the task again would you say "Hell no!" or rather "Wow, that wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be"? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Dec 13, 2005 - 17 answers

Emacs keys in Firefox

The only thing keeping me from using Firefox on the Mac is that standard cursor navigation keys (C-a, C-e, and C-k, most importantly) don't work in textarea and other editing boxes. Is there a way to get them to work? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Nov 30, 2005 - 3 answers

How can I quit playing the Bards Tale?

I picked up a Mac Classic at a rummage sale a while ago, and it has a whole mess of games. I started one called "The Bard's Tale", but I can't exit out of it! [more inside]
posted by the_W on Nov 24, 2005 - 16 answers

How can I prevent iPhoto from auto-launching when I plug in a card reader?

How can I prevent iPhoto from auto-launching when I plug in a card reader? When I plug in a card reader, iPhoto assumes that it is being summoned and auto-magically launches itself. I don't want this to happen. I don't want iPhoto to ever launch without my permission, which I might grant once a year or so. Yet, every day I have to cope with it launching multiple times as I attempt to transfer photos to my hard drive. It is a minor annoyance, true, but it is an annoyance. My question, then, is how can I make iPhoto stop doing this? I've searched its settings high-and-low, but to no avail. I've searched the System Preferences high-and-low, but to no avail. There must be something I'm missing.
posted by jdroth on Nov 22, 2005 - 8 answers

Adding VRAM to a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 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

portable IMAP client for OS X?

Is there a portable IMAP client that stores settings on a USB drive for OSX? [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder on Oct 13, 2005 - 1 answer

Microsoft Access on a Mac

Is there any program that runs natively on OS X that would allow me to work with a Microsoft Access database? Or am I doomed to run SoftPC? [more inside]
posted by lesingesavant on Sep 28, 2005 - 5 answers

Best memory configuration for a Power Mac G5?

Which is a better memory configuration on a Power Mac G5: 4x1GB or 8x512? What's the advantage/disadvantage of either configuration (besides the price)? [more inside]
posted by squink on Sep 22, 2005 - 4 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

Help me recover text from BBEdit midcrash!

I'm using BBEdit to type a long weblog entry. I'm deep in the process of writing, so I don't save for a long time (so no lectures). Finally, when I'm nearly done, I save. I get the spinning beachball of death. I sense trouble, so I try to close other open applications via the dock. No go. The first app I try to close hangs the rest of the system. It's been five minutes now and the spinning beachball of death keeps spinning, but nothing else is happening. I can move the cursor, but mouseclicks do nothing. I have a feeling that the computer will stay like this until I power down or until you, my dear fellow mefites, help me to recover my precious writing. [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Sep 11, 2005 - 19 answers

Can someone point me towards a GUI noise generator for the mac?

Can someone point me towards a GUI noise generator for the mac? [more inside]
posted by snarfodox on Sep 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Inventory app for OS X?

I sell things on the internet. I use a Mac running OS X. Are there any good product inventory programs out there that do not run on top of Filemaker? (Currently, we are using an Excel file but not happily)
posted by clango on Aug 21, 2005 - 5 answers

Linux/OSX

Simple (I hope) question: I'm thinking that in the next year I might buy a Mac. I'm also interested in Linux, though, and I've thought about buying a "white box" PC to run Linux and open-source apps. I don't really understand the relationship between OSX and 'nixes all that well. Does OSX run Linux-type programs too? (TIA)
posted by alumshubby on Aug 21, 2005 - 18 answers

Directory listing in OSX output to text file.

How to list the contents of an OSX directory, and output to text file? [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Aug 20, 2005 - 15 answers

Diabetes software for Mac?

I have Type 2 diabetes. I have a Mac. Does anyone know of blood glucose meter that will work with a Mac application, where I can download the reading from the meter into the software. Hopefully, the software would export this data into a non proprietary format.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Dealing with Unexpected Phone Calls While Listening to Your Favorite Album

Is there a way to assign an F key to just pause and un-pause iTunes? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Aug 3, 2005 - 15 answers

Know of a cheap USB Wifi dongle for Mac OS 9?

I need help with my parent's iBook (OS 9.2). They want wireless internet but there's no PC-card slot, nor an "under the keyboard" option. There is a USB port. Anybody know of a $20 USB-adapter that will work with OS 9. I already know about the AeroPad, but that sucker is $70! [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jul 15, 2005 - 8 answers

macintosh and tivo: streaming music!

need recommendations on mac's and tivo's home media. i'm trying to decide how to rout all my good music into my home stereo. seems i could do one of two things: send playlists etc through tivo home media or use the airport express to the stereo hub. our main router is actually a linksyss because we have a PC as well as a mac now so i guess i would have to get airport express for the stereo. my computer will all of my pictures and music is a new imac g5 and i think it already has a wireless hub installed/bluetooth (the whole nine yards!) what is the best way/easiest way/most reliable way to get music shifted into my stereo. ps. the stereo is very far from the computer itself and cant be directly connected. i've searched the archives on this question to no avail. thanks, dave
posted by dstrouse91 on Jul 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Grappling with AOL's email server

My client uses AOL for mail, which I have to sift through, and forward to various places. I want to set up scripts to automate some of it. Is there a good mail client for Macintosh capable of dealing with AOL mail, through IMAP, to let me set up clever filters for it? [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Jul 10, 2005 - 6 answers

Acer LCD, mac mini aspect ratio

I bought a mac mini and an Acer 17" LCD for my mom recently, and it finally looks great since I switched from the VGA to the digital cable. However, the aspect ratio seems a little off - everything is a bit squished together. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jun 18, 2005 - 5 answers

MacFilter: A Performa 5300 is TAUNTING me!

MacFilter: I have a Perfroma 5300 I just got from a friend. It needs a NIC. I have cracked open the back and have no idea what kind of slot this is. When I am calling around to my local Mac repair shops what should I be asking for? Also, can I buy it on the web. My end goal is to have some sort of *nix FTP server running on it.
posted by Livewire Confusion on Jun 13, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I unbreak my Mac's internet?

My mac, which runs 10.2.8, suddenly forgot how to get to the internet. How do I return it to its former glory? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Jun 12, 2005 - 3 answers

PowerBook power problems

Someone just gave me a g4/400 PowerBook (the first titanium model). It doesn't power on. Please help me figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
posted by box on Jun 6, 2005 - 14 answers

Remote desktop client for OS X

I use a Mac @ home. One of the things I've loved about Windows (gasp) is the Remote Desktop Client: an efficient, elegant, and free way to connect and use your desktop. Is there an equivalent tool for OS X such that I could connect to my home Mac (not w/ SSH, but the desktop) from any number of the Windows boxes I occasionally use?
posted by xmutex on Jun 4, 2005 - 8 answers

assigning back button on mouse on a Mac?

On a Windows machine, both Firefox and IE by default map mouse button 4 (the "thumb" button) to the "back" command. How can this be done properly on a Macintosh? The usual answers like "use USB Overdrive-X or the Intellimouse driver software" have serious problems associated with them. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jun 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Getting Things Done on a Macintosh

Having recently finished Getting Things Done (and after following 43 Folders for some time), I'm inspired to organize my life. I've gathered supplies and plan to organize my physical life this weekend. My on-line life (based on a Mac) needs help, though. How do you stay organized on your Mac? Do you use iCal? (It still seems so buggy to me.) What e-mail program do you use? Is Microsoft's Entourage all that? I know about Quicksilver, but can you recommend other little apps to keep my digital life organized and worry free? (Tips on physical GTD organization are welcome, too.)
posted by jdroth on May 20, 2005 - 26 answers

iTunes ratings?

Is there any way to export ratings along with your library in iTunes? Pretty please?
posted by adampsyche on May 13, 2005 - 6 answers

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