I came home yesterday to find that we've now got internet in our house - great. The only problem is, though I'm able to get a perfect signal in the sitting room, which is where the wireless router is situated, if I go the five metres or so from there to my bedroom, the connection rapidly deteriorates to the point that I can't even open Metafilter.
I'm running a Macbook with a fully-udated version of Tiger, so what gives? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Sep 13, 2008 -
Why can't I pick up and drag my Mac's desktop folders smoothly? Often they don't move at all, or they snap back as if on rubber bands when I move and drop them. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Is there anyway to export something from OmniPlan or similar Mac Project planner and get it to open in Microsoft Project? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
posted by indiewizard
on Aug 18, 2008 -
How do I do Windows in Chinese? I don't have the original Windows XP discs, and when I try to install the Chinese characters add-on from MSFT -- the laptop says I need the original XP discs.. do I really need them? [more inside]
posted by mhh5
on Aug 6, 2008 -
Mac osx/canon hg10 cannot get stills off camera. Video yes, stills no. We're supposed to have a baby any day now and this sucker ain't behaving (the camera-mac connection). I haven't had this kind of problem with a mac in 10 years. [more inside]
posted by willep
on Jul 12, 2008 -
Which mobile phone OS will work the best for my needs and can be easily expanded with free software? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee
on Jul 5, 2008 -
What is the best way to scan documents so that they scroll well in OS X? [more inside]
posted by cgomez
on Jun 5, 2008 -
What Linux Should I Use?-Also need advice/help setting up drivers/random linux stuff? for my computer
I'm a pretty knowledgeable guy about computers. I also want to be able to have vista on my computer, and hopefully keep my laptops extra functionalities such as fingerprint reader. [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed
on May 1, 2008 -
I'm a little unclear on the concept - Does the lack of a fink binary distribution for 10.5 mean that every package has to be built from scratch?
posted by mzurer
on Apr 14, 2008 -
I have an idea for a simple piece of software. It would involve intercepting browser requests, checking the requested url (probably not ip address, so before that conversion takes place) testing the url and redirecting if it passes the test. The test will itself make a network connection. [more inside]
posted by miniape
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Help me flip the switch that keeps my RAM freed up on my pain-in-the-backside MS Vista O/S machine! [more inside]
posted by tosteka
on Mar 26, 2008 -
My first question on ask.MeFi so I'm all excited.
My standard ink printer is starting to show its age and I think its time to upgrade (woohoo). Looking for any good suggestions.
Finding a good laser isn't the hard part, the hard part is trying to fit it in with what I want: [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan
on Mar 7, 2008 -
How do I give my computers subdomain names on my local network? For example, mylaptop.mynetwork.com, mydesktop.mynetwork.com, momslaptop.mynetwork.com, kids.mynetwork.com and so on?
Do I have to set up some kind of local DNS or is there an easier way to do it in the router?
I am not concerned at this point about being able to access the subdomains from the WAN although that would be handy later. It's the LAN I'm interested in.
(Obviously I am using Bonjour right now but for I want to use the subdomains too).
I own mynetwork.com and it points to a static IP.
My LAN router is firewalled behind that. It's a WRT54G running DD-WRT.
I have a spare computer I could run DNS on but I'd rather not have to do that.
Everything is Macs running OS X, mostly Leopard.
posted by unSane
on Jan 26, 2008 -
Has anyone tried installing Windows Vista in BootCamp (On a Mac) using an upgrade disk? I've installed Vista perfectly using this
guide on a computer I built myself, but I want to do it on a new Mac. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Dec 18, 2007 -
I'm wanting to send sound to and from a remote room in a house to a Macintosh sound in and out ports. I'm thinking wireless mic and wireless speakers. This is inside a standard ranch style house that spreads horizontally and would cross several walls. [more inside]
posted by D-ten
on Dec 2, 2007 -
How do I solve this annoying Vista bug? About 10% of the time when I open a file browser dialog from within a program (save as, open file, etc.) the program immediately closes. No error, no warning, the program is just gone. I have not been able to find a solution with google. [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Nov 14, 2007 -
I need to change the name of a font that is embedded in the font itself. Any suggestions for free or cheap, basic font editing software? I don't need something over the top like Fontographer, just something with the ability to change the name.
posted by frijole
on Oct 30, 2007 -
My Mac PB takes about 10 minutes to start up and then another 5 to load mac mail or safari. Am I about to crash? [more inside]
posted by pman78
on Oct 22, 2007 -
Before my hard drive died and I had to reinstall Tiger, I used to be able to trigger dialogue box buttons (e.g. "Yes" or "No") on my mac by typing the first letter of the option I wanted to choose (e.g. "n"). It doesn't work anymore and I have to navigate with the mouse and click on things. How can I activate this feature?
posted by 10ch
on Oct 17, 2007 -
I'm looking for a free program to convert WMA to MP3 in OS X? The closest thing I came up with a google search is EasyWMA. It's cheap, but not free.
posted by parttimeninja
on Oct 11, 2007 -
PC/installing OS/Disk drive question:
Here's what I have:
XP sp2 & my software on a 20Gb HDD. All my documents etc are on a separate drive. I want to move my OS and Program Files to a new 120Gb HDD. If I just copy the lot over and change the boot dir as it boots, will all my programs still be installed? Could I change the 120Gb HDD's name to C: while I'm partitioning it prior to copying the OS etc over if that would mean that the software wouldn't need reinstalling? I hope this is clear...
posted by criticalbill
on Oct 9, 2007 -
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 -
I accidently made 2 partitions out of a 1 partition drive that had valuable data on it. Help me get back to normal. [more inside]
posted by AMP583
on Aug 29, 2007 -
AsceticRSSFilter: I'm looking for a program I found by chance awhile ago that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Aug 19, 2007 -
How can I insert an image into a table cell using Pages (OS X) without it becoming the cell background? I want it to be a regular in-line image, but can't figure out how to do this for the life of me.
posted by PuGZ
on Jul 29, 2007 -
I am using using the Windows Remote Desktop Client(1.03) on my mac (OS X 10.4.10 PPC G4) to connect to an iMac running Vista Business and am having some trouble. It freezes up but in time it will regain a connection. I have had the same problem when connection form other macs. Any clues...
Thanks in advance.
posted by shawnzam
on Jul 19, 2007 -
(Geekfilter) Can I convert Earthlink TotalAccess (WinXP PC) Email (.dat or .csv) mailboxes to Apple Mail (.mbox) mailboxes on a Mac? (AKA: How can Earthlink be this stupid?) [more inside]
posted by spitbull
on Jul 9, 2007 -
How can I send SMSes from Address Book (OS X) using my Nokia N73? / Where can I find an AT command set for the N73? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ
on Jun 18, 2007 -
I want to upgrade to Windows Vista, although I've got a few important questions I can't seem to find answers to... [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Jun 11, 2007 -
OS Xperts: 2 questions related to the trashcan (OS X v. 10.4.9)
1. The trashcan left my finder sidebar. I can find a .trash file to drag over, but its not the same as the original sidebar trashcan. How can I restore the trash to the sidebar?
2. OS X religiously creates trashcan folders for every storage device. On USB keys, this is more trouble than its worth, and causes me to have to empty the entire trashcan to free up space on a USB key I just supposedly deleted everything on. I can't find a Pref panel setting or .plist file that affects file deletion behavior.
How can this property (and all trash properties) be modified?
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jun 3, 2007 -
I am going to be buying/building a new computer soon to replace my Powerbook G4 and I am debating whether to get a Windozer or a new Mac. I thought I might be able to build my own X86 machine and install OSX on it using something like OSX86
. Has anyone done something like this? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on May 30, 2007 -
How is physical memory recognized by a 32-bit OS running on 64-bit hardware? [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on May 14, 2007 -
Is there a way in to make Mac OS X X11 applications show up in the Dock separately? [more inside]
posted by jpf
on May 1, 2007 -
What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename
.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 26, 2007 -