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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

Is Safari a drag & drop application?

Can I drag & drop Safari from one hard drive to another? I accidentally deleted the application:-( I don't have the original install DVD with me right now, but I do have a backup on an external drive that's about two weeks old. So, I dragged the Safari.app that was on that to the Applications folder on my Powerbook. Everything seems to be functioning okay.....or am I inadvertently running a browser with a bunch of loopholes & missing parts? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Mar 5, 2008 - 3 answers

protect my file!

I would like to save an Excel spreadsheet onto the desktop of a computer for people to look at, but not to modify. I know how to protect the sheet to make it read-only or to require a password to modify it, but is there any way for me to prevent people from deleting it all together? I should add that the computer on which I want to have the file is running Mac OS X. Is there a way to make a file un-deletable? It is a public computer, so it must always be logged in under the same user name.
posted by foxinthesnow on Feb 12, 2008 - 12 answers

My computer is a .pdf’ing mess!

Help! My laptop is a nightmare of unorganized .pdfs, and if I have to create any more staggered files I might just lose my mind. Is there a program specifically designed to help me manage this deluge of information? [more inside]
posted by numinous on Feb 7, 2008 - 31 answers

Local File Browsing and Viewing Via a Web Interface?

I'm looking for a file browsing and HTML- and media-viewing interface that can be set up on a Mac OS X machine locally and accessed through a web browser. Remote access not necessary; I'm just looking for a local interface. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Small mac app idea wanted

Are there any small Mac applications that you wish existed but doesn't? [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on Jan 24, 2008 - 29 answers

How can I get all my research into one easy-to-use visual chart?

What is the best application (hopefully easy to learn) that will let me build an easy to create timeline of religions, myths, and cults, with the option to click on (or hover the mouse over) different highlighted words to show up more information? Or does anyone know where said timeline exists? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Jan 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Unstick Me

I'm experiencing a strange bug on my macbook pro: with little cause (perhaps a slight mouse gesture, though I have no mouse gesture programs installed), the os will switch to the Stickies application (and sometimes iTunes, when I quit Stickies). I can't figure out what's going on. [more inside]
posted by pinto on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Help! My printed PDF pages are so small that they’re ruining my vision!

Using Preview for PDFs, what can I do to maximize the size of the text as they appear on printouts? [more inside]
posted by numinous on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Take me to Mac network security school.

I noticed this morning in my system logs that I had some failed FTP and SSH login attempts from an IP in China. I thought I was going to have get all Cliff Stoll on this guy, but then looking back further I saw that this has been happening for months, from lots of different IP addresses. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Dec 5, 2007 - 9 answers

URL Find and Replace

I'm working on a quick Automator workflow and need some help replacing the local hostname in a series of URLs. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Nov 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Where's my 7.7 Gigs? Missing space on my Macbook.

I have a 100 GB drive in my Macbook. Formatted, it appears as as 92.7 GB according to the Leopard Disk Utility. I've used 37.7 GB, and both the Disk Utility and Finder state that I have 47.3 GB free. So where's the missing 7.7 GB? [more inside]
posted by MiG on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Where is the list of hidden folders kept?

Mac OS X filter: In terminal, if I go to / and ls, I see a bunch of folders that are hidden in Finder, for example /etc, /private, /sbin, and so on. How do I add a folder to that list? [more inside]
posted by jon4009 on Oct 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me batch process files and folders with Applescript

I have a folder of about two thousand .png files. For each file, I need to (1)create a new folder named the same as the currently selected file(minus the extension), and (2)move the file into its eponymous folder. How can I accomplish this using Applescript?
posted by 40 Watt on Oct 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Acting without doing SOUNDS good, but...

What's the deal with Quicksilver? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 30, 2007 - 40 answers

Help Me Morbidly Count Down the Remaining Days of My Life!

I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

.chm to .pdf conversion in Mac OS X?

.chm to PDF conversion, Mac OS X. There seems to be no easy way to do it. Does anyone have an effective and trustworthy workflow they can recommend? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Sep 23, 2007 - 11 answers

My ears! My ears!

Some sound design questions to follow up on this golden moldy oldie... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Automator-filter: Help me redact!

How do I automate image redaction with Automator? [more inside]
posted by rabbitsnake on Sep 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Where did it go?

Mac OS X question for you, MeFi. My fiancee's 120 gig hd has 40 gigs missing. [more inside]
posted by The Castle on Aug 16, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I get potential clients hooked?

I'm a software development consultant and am getting frustrated at the number of potential clients slipping through my fingers. I get a good number of interested leads through my website or through referrals (thanks guys) but the ratio of potential clients to paying clients is too low. What might I be doing wrong and how can I help gain these clients? [more inside]
posted by schwa on Aug 8, 2007 - 23 answers

'Date Created' -> 'Date Modified'

I have Mac OS X, with its Unix underpinnings. I have a number of text files through which I did a search-and-replace. Unfortunately, that altered all of the timestamps on the files. I'm trying to restore things via the "Date Created" info. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 6, 2007 - 12 answers

MacOSX/Palm OS Finance Software

I'm seeking personal finance management software for OSX / Palm OS or something web-based. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Aug 6, 2007 - 2 answers

How can I see what applications are accessing the disk under OS X?

I have a strong memory that there's an OS X command-line tool that can dump to the terminal a running log of all disk accesses, including which executable is reading or writing. It was very handy in figuring out what the Mac was doing when the disk was busy but the load was low. Does anyone remember what this was?
posted by nicwolff on Jul 30, 2007 - 9 answers

How To Admin my Home Mac from Work Windows! Proxies and Firewalls Everywhere!

I need a little help setting up remote admin (VNC) access for Mac OS X 10.4.10 from a Windows client at work. Firewalls on both ends, significant port restrictions at work, and [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Jul 14, 2007 - 5 answers

f.u. foomatic-RIP

How do I freaking install freaking foomatic-RIP on my freaking Mac (OS X 10.3.9)? [more inside]
posted by loiseau on Jul 11, 2007 - 4 answers

How to monitor processes sending out data over the Internet in Mac OS X?

I had a problem recently with my school's network shutting down my dormitory Ethernet port because of some suspicious activity originating from my computer, a MacBook Pro. It occurred when I was not at my computer at all (and it was in a location secure from any other in-person manipulation). I vaguely recall that there exists a program on Mac OS X that records, and asks for confirmation for, every application that tries to send data out over the Internet. Anyone ever see such a thing? [more inside]
posted by sappidus on Jun 22, 2007 - 3 answers

What's wrong with the colour picker?

When I use the magnifying glass in the Mac OS X colour picker, I get a colour value darker than what I clicked on. Why? [more inside]
posted by Mikey-San on Jun 21, 2007 - 1 answer

OS X Mail - autonomous processing of email?

Can Mac OS X Mail be configured to autonomously process email, and based on specific From: and Subject: lines, save the attachment(s) of that email into a specific folder? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Jun 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Safari uninstall woes

My beloved Mac broke after an attempt to uninstall a buggy Safari with AppDelete. Do I need to reformat or might there be hope for this severely confused n00b? [more inside]
posted by thehmmhmm on Jun 14, 2007 - 20 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

How do I get rid of my local iDisk after dropping .Mac?

How do I get rid of my local iDisk after getting rid of .Mac? [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on May 9, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I grant my hard drive permission to boot up?

Can I make my backup drive bootable without having to wipe it clean and start over from scratch? [more inside]
posted by umbú on May 9, 2007 - 5 answers

RAR Joining for the Mac?

What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename.r01, filename.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2007 - 23 answers

Looking to Abuse my Mac, Bungie-style

Does anyone know where to find a copy of Bungie's classic game Abuse? It seems they made it available for free download and someone promptly made an SDL/OS X port, but all the links from the project page are dead.
posted by philulrich on Apr 17, 2007 - 8 answers

two places at the same time

Is it possible to selectively mirror windows to a second screen (projector) on Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Apr 9, 2007 - 7 answers

OSX Dock Assimilation

How can I make the OSX Dock the same for all user accounts? There must be an easier way to do this in 10.4 then logging in as each user and editing the dock manually. I don't want to lock the dock - just make it the same initially for all user accounts.
posted by wearyaswater on Apr 2, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I import high-quality (ie vector) PDFs into Microsoft Word for OS X?

Why does Microsoft Word (OS X v.11) hate PDFs? Or: Please help me make this stats assignment just a little less frustrating. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Feb 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Can I talk on my cell phone through my Mac using Bluetooth?

Can I talk on my cell phone through my Mac using Bluetooth? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Feb 23, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I heal my iMac?

My 20" intel iMac has gone mildly insane. I have been using it generally without problems for 8 or 9 months now. I have a few "issues": [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Jan 6, 2007 - 13 answers

SoftwareFilter: help me find a good way to view Firefox pages offline for MacOSX.

SoftwareFilter: help me find a good way to view Firefox pages offline for MacOSX. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Dec 31, 2006 - 5 answers

Backup Mac via FTP

I need to backup parts of my Mac to my remote server via FTP. Read on.... [more inside]
posted by honorguy7 on Nov 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Help my parents.

Looking for a computer / networking person in the San Fernando Valley to help my parents out from time to time. [more inside]
posted by rbs on Sep 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Help Enabling 'mail' in the Mac OS X command line ...

In need of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enabling/Getting the 'Mail' Unix Command to E-Mail You Stuff, for Complete and Utter Dummies." [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Why can't my Keychain.app settings work for both Safari and Camino?

I typically use Safari, and have my preferences set to store all of my passwords and user names in my Keychain.app. However when it starts acting up and giving me the spinning beach ball, I use Camino (v. 1.0.3.) When I try to log in to a website, it asks me for my user name and password - do I really have to fill in ALL those passwords and user names all over again? In other words, is there any way I can get Camino to access the passwords I saved using Safari? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Sep 19, 2006 - 6 answers

ps command not working

My process status command (ps) has stopped working in Mac OS X. Help? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Sep 19, 2006 - 17 answers

Good, free, keyboard based windows application launcher?

Quicksilver is to Mac OS X as _____ is to Windows [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Sep 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Looking for a WiFi signal

Why won't my Powerbook recognize a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Sep 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Is there a way to get a PowerPC Mac to boot off of an external USB hard drive?

Is there a way to get a PowerPC Mac to boot off of an external USB hard drive? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Iphoto!

I just did an erase and install of tiger on my ibook G4 and now I don't have iphoto. [more inside]
posted by joshuak on Aug 30, 2006 - 3 answers

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