Is there a way to get a PowerPC Mac to boot off of an external USB hard drive? [more inside]
I just did an erase and install of tiger on my ibook G4 and now I don't have iphoto. [more inside]
I need to restore a Mac OS X hard drive. My target volume is 300GB. My source volume is a sparse image from a 500GB drive with only 179GB used, but of course, Disk Utility is looking at the total space on the volumes, not the used space. Is there any way to force this operation, modify the volume size of the sparse image, or do this in any way that will be less painful than reinstalling all my apps and settings from scratch? [more inside]
I just updated Firefox for Mac OSX. Now my default player is now quicktime. Even when I launch a RealPlayer movie it opens QuickTime and plays nothing. I want it to be RealPlayer. Any suggestions?
How do I get Imbedded Flash audio/video to work again on my computer running mac os x (10.4.7)? [more inside]
All of a sudden my MacOS X User folder is invisible. If I open the "Users" folder in the Finder, it's missing, but if I do an "ls -a" on the /Users dir in the Terminal, or use TinkerTool or Cocktail to make invisible Finder files visible, I can see it. What the hell happened, and how do I fix it?
My iBook is not loading .dmg files. [more inside]
On My Windows XP: I have been using LC ISO Creator to create ISOs from CD/DVD-ROMs. Once I have a ISO I can mount it using Microsoft's Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel. On My Mac: How do I create ISO files from CD/DVD-ROMs on my Mac (for free?) I have a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X (Tiger). I want my ISO file to work on Windows, Macs, Linux (maybe ISO 9660?).
Mac OS X software is sometimes known for excellent UIs. Is this something that only comes with Cocoa. Or are there applications written using another framework (specifically wxWidgets) that have great UIs? [more inside]
Why is my Powerbook G4 slowing way down every two or three hours? [more inside]
Project Management software for Mac OSX. The specs, they are ... [more inside]
Why does my the second monitor attached to my 20" iMac duocore produce such lousy colour? [more inside]
What's the best way to encrypt an external hard disk? (Mac OS X) [more inside]
I have a folder of 300+ files with three digit file names. I also have a tab-delimited text file which has the current file name and the corresponding desired file name. How can I use the text file to properly rename all my files? (This is on Mac OS X)
How do I consolidate files in several folders into one folder? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a PostScript RIP for Mac OS X? [more inside]
Does anyone know how to get the Home Sync function in Mac OS X working? [more inside]
I've had my Powerbook G4 for just a touch under 3 years and i've aquired a healthy amount of personal files, photos, music, and work documents. Last night i had a scare with the drive, it failed to boot for the first time since i've had it. Feeling a tad twitchy about the reliability of my drive i ask: Is there a automated backup solution thats flexable enough for me... [more inside]
Fonts in Mac OSX. I have 4 TTF fonts which should belong to the same font family, but don't. How do I combine them into one family? [more inside]
Burning DVDs: I want to get clips from (commercial and locked) DVDs and into a new DVD for class, with a menu system. I've seen this explanation, but I have a Mac (OS X, I could be convinced to upgrade to 10.4 if necessary). What's the easiest and/or best way to do this? [more inside]
I have two identical PowerMac G5s and a single copy of Mac OS X Server. One is a file server for small network. The other exists in case something happens to the first one. Through what mechanism can I keep the contents of these two systems in sync, whether constantly, every few hours, or nightly? [more inside]
I'm trying to boot the Mac OS X Intel installer CD from a hard drive partition (I have no DVD drive). I used dd to write the ISO to /dev/sda6, and I configured grub to boot from it. But grub won't boot it. [more inside]
How do I watch .dvdf files in Mac OS X? [more inside]
MacOSXFilter: Is there any way to set up a folder in the finder that automatically sends stuff to other folders based on date? My downloads folder and my desktop are both a perpetual mess. I'd love it if there was a way to use applescript or what-not so that whenever I opened my downloads folder, I saw my most recently downloaded files, then a few folders containing "1 Week old downloads" "2-4 Weeks old" "+1 Month old", etc. Is this possible?
Getting raw signal data from a USB or Firewire device under Mac OS X... [more inside]
Is my iPod hosed? After restoring it to factory defaults, it freezes whenever I upload significant amounts of mp3s (crashes after a few gigs at a different place each time) [more inside]
Fix my stalling, un-force-quittable iChat! (please!) [more inside]
How do I play .WMV windows media player files on my Mac? How about in fast-forward? [more inside]
Help fix my jumpy Mac OS X Universal Access Zooming! I use the zoom function of OS X's Universal Access to help me read things and watch videos and such. This has been working wonderfully until I switched my monitor configuration from both of my monitors side-to-side to the current configuration of having one monitor on top of the other. Now when I zoom in and move the mouse at all, the zoomed in rectangle jumps so that the bottom edge is stuck to the bottom edge of the bottom monitor. I can move left and right, but no longer up or down. Any ideas? [more inside]
Why does scrolling in Firefox make Java apps disappear? [more inside]
Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
Anyone have experience with iChatUSBCam and iChat? [more inside]
Looking for: OS X MP3 player with good ability to scroll through long files easily and accurately. [more inside]
A friend of mine is having trouble copying files from Mac HFS+ to a FAT32 drive, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
I have a problem playing a particular quicktime movie in the Quicktime 7 application itself even though the video plays fine when I "preview" it in the Finder under Mac OS X 10.4.2. [more inside]
Hopefully this question makes sense, I know next-to-nothing about IRC. I'm trying to download some things off of IRC. I can always connect to a few people's severs, but most of the time I get an error message. [more inside]
MacFilter: I have a 14" iBook I bought last September and I have recently installed Tiger on it. My Hard Drive space is running low. I know about uninstalling language packs and getting rid of classic. Those are not options. I am looking for a uttility program that will hunt down and delete files from programs that are no longer installed.
My Sony DVD player is being obnoxious about playing Brit DVDs. I'd like to convert my BBC DVDs from their native PAL signal to the North American NTSC signal, region code-less, all on a Mac, so that I can create working DVDs... [more inside]
TelecomFilter: I need a program for Mac OS X 10.3 that will allow me to use my iBook as a telephone. [more inside]
I have a Fuji FinePix zoom A204 digital camera that I use with my iBook 14". The software that came with it for Mac OS X 10.3.x only allows me to download photos from the camera and then organize them. I can not use the "PC Cam" feature on my Mac, just on my PC. Here's my question... Is there any free or cheap software out there that will allow me to use its "PC CAM" feature on MAC OS X 10.3.x?
I've got an .avi file whose audio has come unstuck in time. Is there some easy Mac OS X solution to re-sync this audio? Basically, is there any software out there that will let me take apart the file, and then glue it back together with the audio two seconds later?
I have a Maxtor 250GB OneTouch FireWire and USB external hard drive. It has been connected to a LinkSys NSLU2 network storage device. That is until I could no longer access my drive last Friday. [more inside]
Why are some of my icons in OSX being randomly replaced with icons of unrelated things? [more inside]
Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac? I have lots of legacy plugins and effects from the old Windows PC here at work. We switched to Mac but many of the plugins are not available for Mac.
MacFilter: How do you make the screen fonts bigger in OS X? I've just upgraded my grandmother from a virus-infested WinME box to a 17" iMac G5. Unfortunately, the text is much too small for her to read clearly, and she wants her WinMe box back. I've changed the resolution down to 1024x768. Other than seriously degrading the image quality, it doesn't make the fonts much larger.
I'm comfortable working with the command line and editing plists, so don't hold anything back.
I'm comfortable working with the command line and editing plists, so don't hold anything back.
Macmini alternatives. I was considering purchasing a Mac Mini to make it a relatively inexpensive home media center, but after upgrading the hard drive to 80GB, adding Bluetooth for a wireless keyboard & mouse, buying the wireless keyboard & mouse, adding 802.11g for home networking, etc the $499 price tag was closer to $850 or more. Can anyone recommend a Windows box manufacturer who makes small form factor PCs for this kind of application?
Problems with Windows Media and OS X. (more inside) [more inside]
An iSight / iBook / EvoCam question concerning non-refreshing images and possibly firewire power inside ... [more inside]
I have a Treo 600. I was using Mac OSX Palm HotSync to sync the phone, and started to have some problems here and there. Went ahead and set up Apple's Isync to handle the task, and now my Palm "To Do" list does not sync in the process. Anyone know what gives or how to get my "To Do" to sync via Isync?