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Japanese OCR for Mac?

So what's the market look like for Japanese OCR software for Mac OS? I'm a bit bewildered and feeling out of my league upon googling around. It would be rad to be pointed in the right direction on this.
posted by DoctorFedora on Jul 18, 2014 - 2 answers

Unbelievable Double Mac OS disaster(TM)

Not one but two Macs refuse to boot, getting stuck on the grey Apple logo screen. What can I do and what could have possibly caused this?? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jul 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Python on a mac

What are your "best practices" for managing/using python on a mac? [more inside]
posted by pjenks on May 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me upgrade PHP on my MacOS X so I can run xDebug!

I want to upgrade the native version of PHP on my Macbook running MacOS X and I am not having much luck. Snowflakes inside... [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Dec 4, 2013 - 19 answers

How can I type stress marks on Mac OS using the Russian keyboard?

How can I type stress marks on Mac OS X using the Russian keyboard? I'm talking about, for example, the ´ marks like in "Соединённые Шта́ты Аме́рики"—the а́ and the е́. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Installing Mountain Lion

I'm selling my mid-2010 iMac on eBay. In the ad, I want to say that I'll include a copy of Mountain Lion on a USB stick so the buyer can install the OS once they take possession of the computer. What I don't know is what will happen if the buyer doesn't yet own a copy of Mountain Lion and they try to install the copy I give them which was downloaded using my Apple ID. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Safe, easy, preferably free way to get hot corners in Windows 7

I want OS X Exposé-style hot corners in Windows 7. Is there any alternative to Hot Corners or LiveEdge? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jul 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me stop killing my eyesight in Mac OS on an HDTV.

A MacOS n00b (me) seeks knowledgable a MacOS user to help him with a problem. I've connected my brand new Mac Mini to an HDTV via an HDMI cable. I'm running it in 1080p since I bought the mini to use as an HTPC. But in this resolution, system text (such as the wind name, the URL bar in Safari etc) is killing my eyes. It's pretty small and barely readable from my couch. How do I fix this?
posted by Effigy2000 on May 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find the big(program) one that got away.

Help me find this obscure software from the dawn of Mac OS X. It was a desktop fishy that let people take screenshots of your desktop remotely. [more inside]
posted by hot_monster on Apr 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Is the lion broken or are we just incompatible??

On Mac OS X Lion, is there a way to maintain the order of my full screen apps? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Apr 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Wait, I did wha? -- NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I just erased a disk (not reformatted). It was the wrong one. How can I undo this horrible thing I did, if at all possible? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Mar 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Don't say "ITunes"

I need a music player for Mac OS that emulates Windows Winamp. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 17, 2012 - 12 answers

What the Wifi is going on here?

Help me diagnose problems with my Macs/Apple TV now that I have an XFinity wireless router please! [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 25, 2012 - 6 answers

My Mac kills my DSL connection - why?

My Mac kills my DSL connection - why? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jan 15, 2012 - 19 answers

More Timesinks Needed

I've been sinking way too much time into indie game 'The Binding of Isaac'. Recommend some similar games that will run on a MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Nov 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Wakeup, dammit!

Google has failed me. How do I stop my external Toshiba USB drive from going to sleep on its own when connected to my iMac file server? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Nov 11, 2011 - 1 answer

Tiling, tabbing window manager for OS X?

Is there any way to get window management behavior similar to that provided by ion3 on Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by enn on Aug 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for a Mac OS Lion-compatible alternative to avidemux

I'm looking for a Mac OS Lion-compatible alternative to avidemux, specifically for removing I-Frames (keyframes) from video files. [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Apple Remote without the Apple

iTunesFilter: I used to own an iPhone, and used Remote to control iTunes at home. I have both Macs and PCs at home, and would like to use both to be able to control iTunes playback on another machine (old system dedicated to stereo in kitchen/living room) remotely. I'd prefer not to use Remote Desktop. [more inside]
posted by smitt on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Workaround for error code 0

Can I use A Windows emulator on Mac OS to copy large files to a FAT32 drive (and thereby avoid the error code 0)? [more inside]
posted by rudster on Mar 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Got a new Colormunki Create, but running it produces a too-dark profile—what am I doing wrong?

Got a new Colormunki Create. Trying to calibrate a 3-month old Apple 24" LED monitor, and a 2009-era MacBook Pro 15". Running the Colormunki produces a too-dark profile. Why? What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Nov 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Bizarre self-inflicted WINE/X11 problem on Mac OS 10.5.

Bizarre self-inflicted WINE/X11 problem on Mac OS 10.5. Help me troubleshoot intelligently, or tell me how to nuke it from orbit and reinstall. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Need help solving a zip archive timestamp & GNU make interaction problem on Linux, MacOSX, and other systems.

We ran into the following conundrum while distributing source code for some open-source software we produce. Our code is pretty straightforward C++ stuff with makefiles designed for GNU make. We distribute the package as a zip archive. Works on most systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD and others). Now, zip stores and unzip restores the file timestamps. Problem is, if someone downloads the archive in an earlier time zone than the one in which it was produced, the unarchived files have a timestamp in the future. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Aug 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Find me an MMORPG, MeFi!

Recommend me an MMORPG. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Key differences between Apple and Microsoft's UI guidelines?

I'm preparing a talk for my design studio on the key differences between Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and Microsoft's Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines. Looking for any resources. [more inside]
posted by jragon on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Need to print Excel spreadsheet so it turns out like a vertically-folded half-sheet card.

Need to print Excel spreadsheet so it turns out like a vertically-folded half-sheet card. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.)

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.) [more inside]
posted by Mid on Sep 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Why won't all my DVDs play as they should?

How do I burn VIDEO_TS folders to DVD Video discs that work on standalone players? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 3, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me administer Mac OSX Mail Server

Help me administer a mail server on OS X. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Apr 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Quicktime movies won't delete!

(Mac OS 10.5) Is Quicktime hiding files from me? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Apr 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How to move contents of 3 iPods back onto my Mac?

How do I transfer the contents of 3 iPods (2G, 3G, 4G) back onto a hard drive? I'm using Mac OS 10.4.4. There are tons of programs, which do I use? [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Sep 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there a Vista equivalent for Office 2004 Mac's "Notebook Layout View"?

A friend of mine is a schoolteacher with the Chicago Public Schools. On his Mac, he uses Office 2004. He was showing me a feature in the Office 2004 version of Word that I really like. It allows you to open up a document in something called "Notebook Layout View" (I think) that simulates a page of ruled notebook paper as if you were writing in a spiral notebook. It even allows you to format a title and heading and other features. Anyone know if there is a Vista equivalent for Office 2007? I tried looking through the templates (both what's included with 2007 and at Microsoft Online) and I can't seem to find anything similar. (and please, no flames or exhortations to "get a Mac!" I'm stuck with I have and there's no changing for the time being) Thanks!
posted by zooropa on Sep 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Give me that old time Photoshop key command

How do I switch windows in Photoshop CS3/Mac? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Excluding Enterprise, What's the Mac's Market Share?

When people are spending their own money, what percentage buy macs? [more inside]
posted by dinger on Jul 22, 2008 - 26 answers

Need help with an old-ish iMac and iMovie

Help me with my outdated iMac and editing HD digital video - it doesn't recognize HD, so what do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by Nick Verstayne on Jun 21, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I get my password from flickr uploadr

Help me hack into my own flickr account [more inside]
posted by sid on Apr 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Dam you firefox, why can't you be more like Safari?

I love Firefox. I love using the Fox. I love the warm and fuzzy feeling I get from using opensource software. But, I am drawn to Safari, and for only one feature. I love the way Safari handles PDFs. I like how it opens them in the blink of an eye, letting me view the PDF and then save it with the click of a button (overlay? whatever). What I'm wondering is, is there any way to get the same behaviour in Firefox. I'm relatively new to Macs (soon to be 1 year), so I'm not too familiar with all the ins and outs, but I assume it is somehow connected to Preview.app. There was an earlier attempt at doing something similar on ask.MeFi, but that didn't really lead anywhere. Google searching doesn't help either. In case you are wondering, I like this because I deal with a lot of PDF files (journal articles, woo). I'd consider switching to Safari as a main browser if it wasn't for the little differences (FF3's address bar, Command+1/2/3/4/etc, copious amount of extensions).
posted by doctor.dan on Mar 15, 2008 - 10 answers

After installing 10.5, can no longer boot into WinXP via Boot Camp!

After doing a clean install of MacOS X Leopard, while leaving my previous Boot Camp partition in tact, I'm getting a blue-screen when attempting to boot directly into XP via Boot Camp... [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Oct 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Old Kids' Games for G3 iMac?

Help me find old Macintosh games for the kids. Specs and ages inside. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Jan 2, 2007 - 14 answers

encrypted IMAP storage?

Almost all my incoming mail messages are unencrypted. I use IMAP and access my mail from multiple macintoshes (using Mail.app). I want to store all my mail on my IMAP server encrypted so that my admins can't read it. [more inside]
posted by about_time on Sep 28, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I completely erase my Thunderbird installation on Mac OS?

After installing, uninstalling and reinstalling, there are ghosts of my old (now deleted) IMAP folders. How the heck do I get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by nessahead on Apr 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Mac-friendly Online Broker

I'm searching for a Mac-friendly online trade broker. Something with great tools that I can use for up-to-the-soonaspossible statistics and whatnot. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by travis vocino on Apr 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Why can't our Macs and PCs get along together?

Our PC based network sucks for Mac and unfortunately I do not think that our IT support (external) is up to the job, despite their assurances. Should setting up a reliable network really be that hard? [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Oct 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Firefox hogging RAM

Peeking into Activity Monitor in Mac OS 10.3, I am noticing that Firefox is using more than 130 of my 512 megabytes of RAM, along with more than 450 megs of virtual memory. This is with one window open with three tabs (this page, a blog, and GMail). Do I have some setting set incorrectly or is Firefox a shamless RAM hog? Is there another browser that might leave me with more memory for Word, Excel, Entourage, Photoshop, iTunes, etc?
posted by sindark on Sep 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Arthur Murray, where are you?

Samba and the Mac OS X Finder are driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Aug 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Best Way to Install Mac OS X Tiger

What's the best way to install Mac OS X Tiger? Best, in this case, meaning least painful. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 3, 2005 - 15 answers

Using Mac OS X Application Services

How do Application Services work in Mac OS X? Where are they installed/configured/uninstalled, and why are all of them disabled in my menus? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 21, 2005 - 10 answers

MySQL and Tiger

I'm looking to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) when it's released next week, but have one fear that's holding me back from doing it as soon as my delivery arrives: does anyone know if Tiger and the current releases of MySQL 4.0 play well together? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Apr 21, 2005 - 6 answers

External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac OS 9!

External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac OS 9! Help me Obi-Wan Kenobe! (More inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 21, 2004 - 1 answer

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