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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


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

Can I salvage this volume restore?

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]
posted by j-dawg on Aug 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Default Player for Firefox

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?
posted by jamie939 on Jul 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Audio problems with mac os x

How do I get Imbedded Flash audio/video to work again on my computer running mac os x (10.4.7)? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Jul 2, 2006 - 4 answers

How to get my MacOS X User folder visible again

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?
posted by 40 Watt on Jul 1, 2006 - 8 answers

.dmg files won't mount...

My iBook is not loading .dmg files. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 23, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I create a ISO file on my Mac?

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?).
posted by honorguy7 on Jun 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Are there any wxWidgets applications on Mac OS X with good UIs?

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]
posted by schwa on Jun 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Suddenly Sluggish Powerbook G4

Why is my Powerbook G4 slowing way down every two or three hours? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Jun 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Project Management Software, Mac OSX

Project Management software for Mac OSX. The specs, they are ... [more inside]
posted by pants on May 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Why does it look so crap?

Why does my the second monitor attached to my 20" iMac duocore produce such lousy colour? [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Apr 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Encryption for an entire hard disk partition

What's the best way to encrypt an external hard disk? (Mac OS X) [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 22, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I rename files based on the contents of a text file?

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)
posted by nathan_teske on Apr 21, 2006 - 14 answers

Consolidating several files in folders to one folder?

How do I consolidate files in several folders into one folder? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Mar 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Not a Post to Script in

Any recommendations for a PostScript RIP for Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Mar 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Home Sync and Mac OS X

Does anyone know how to get the Home Sync function in Mac OS X working? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Mar 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Backup solutions for MacOSX?

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]
posted by Nik_Doof on Feb 23, 2006 - 9 answers

change font family on osx fonts.

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]
posted by seanyboy on Jan 29, 2006 - 3 answers

DVD Ripping and burning: I'm ready to rip my hair out!

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]
posted by barnone on Jan 18, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I mirror two Macs as a backup scheme?

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]
posted by waldo on Jan 6, 2006 - 10 answers

How to boot from a disk image that's been copied to a partition?

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]
posted by jbb7 on Jan 5, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I watch .dvdf files in Mac OS X?

How do I watch .dvdf files in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Dec 15, 2005 - 3 answers

MacOSXFilter: Can I sort my finder folders just like a smart playlist?

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?
posted by anonymoose on Nov 29, 2005 - 12 answers

Core Audio and related frameworks

Getting raw signal data from a USB or Firewire device under Mac OS X... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Nov 10, 2005 - 3 answers

Is my iPod hosed? (Crashes upon mp3 updating)

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]
posted by anonymoose on Oct 10, 2005 - 10 answers

Fix my stalling, un-force-quittable iChat! (please!)

Fix my stalling, un-force-quittable iChat! (please!) [more inside]
posted by sirion on Sep 24, 2005 - 4 answers

How do I play .WMV windows media player files on my Mac?

How do I play .WMV windows media player files on my Mac? How about in fast-forward? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Sep 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Help fix my Jumpy Mac OS X Universal Access Zooming!

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]
posted by sirion on Sep 16, 2005 - 6 answers

Java and Firefox on Mac OSX

Why does scrolling in Firefox make Java apps disappear? [more inside]
posted by trey on Sep 9, 2005 - 6 answers

What filesystem can be easily shared between Linux and Macs?

Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 24, 2005 - 18 answers

OS X Videoconferencing with USB Camera?

Anyone have experience with iChatUSBCam and iChat? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Aug 23, 2005 - 6 answers

OS X MP3 player with good "shuffle" ability?

Looking for: OS X MP3 player with good ability to scroll through long files easily and accurately. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 6, 2005 - 7 answers

How to copy from HFS+ to FAT32?

A friend of mine is having trouble copying files from Mac HFS+ to a FAT32 drive, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by TPIRman on Jul 22, 2005 - 11 answers

Quicktime won't play video but Finder will

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]
posted by gyc on Jul 18, 2005 - 4 answers

Simple matchmoving program?

A question for any FX nerds out there: Can you recommend a good matchmoving program? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 23, 2005 - 2 answers

DCC? IRC? OS X? Help!!!

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]
posted by hughbot on Jun 22, 2005 - 9 answers

MacFilter: Freeing up your Hard Disk

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.
posted by Livewire Confusion on Jun 1, 2005 - 14 answers

PAL-to-NTSC on a Mac

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]
posted by AlexReynolds on Apr 21, 2005 - 17 answers

How can I use my iBook as telephone?

TelecomFilter: I need a program for Mac OS X 10.3 that will allow me to use my iBook as a telephone. [more inside]
posted by Livewire Confusion on Apr 12, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I get my Fuji FinePix zoom A204's "PC CAM" feature to work on my Mac?

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?
posted by Livewire Confusion on Mar 22, 2005 - 2 answers

How do I synch Audio in an .AVI?

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?
posted by hughbot on Mar 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Problems with a LinkSys NSLU2 and Maxtor external hard drive.

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]
posted by rglasmann on Feb 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Bizarre OSX Icon Behavior

Why are some of my icons in OSX being randomly replaced with icons of unrelated things? [more inside]
posted by rustcellar on Feb 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac?

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.
posted by ooklah on Jan 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Mac Screen Readability

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.
posted by b1tr0t on Jan 26, 2005 - 15 answers

Recomendations for a small, cheap, home media center

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?
posted by jonson on Jan 20, 2005 - 26 answers

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