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How to make finder display a previously ejected usb deivce

How do I make my mac recognize an already plugged in usb device? [more inside]
posted by alitorbati on Dec 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Where does mac store thumbnails of photos and videos?

Where does mac store thumbnails of photos and videos? e.g. Finder thumbnails an SD disk I have plugged in that I pulled out of my digital camera. (where are those thumbnails?) e.g. A folder of movies are thumbnailed.
posted by guptaxpn on Nov 23, 2008 - 10 answers

OS Font issues... Need HELP!

HELP! I am going nutty. Some of my MAC OS fonts and some web page fonts display as Black with a white outline which makes it very difficult to read. It happens in all browsers as well. I assume it is a font issue but have no idea how to fix it or which font it is affecting.
posted by Vanna79 on Nov 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Mouse Logging in OS X

How-to log mouse coordinates in OS X? [more inside]
posted by wackoacko on Nov 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Seeking software for searching network drives on Mac OS X

In Mac OS 10.5.4, I have a shared disk (on a Time Capsule) with a lot of files, and I would like to be able to search for files on it quickly. Spotlight will not do the job because it won't index network shares. Can anyone recommend third-party software (like Copernic on the PC) that will index a network share? [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 answers

How to record webcam video in OS X (w/o iSight)

How can I record video with my (no iSight) webcam in OS X? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Oct 10, 2008 - 6 answers

IS there a way to password protect one app from running on OS X ?

Is there a way to password protect one application from running on Mac OS X? Ideally, I would like to keep Adium from ever running without an admin authentication being provided immediately prior to it running. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2008 - 19 answers

Ugly bittorrent ratio needs a facelift

Is there any software of Mac OS X that will protect my bittorrent seed/leech ratio? I'm looking for something like GreedyTorrent, but for mac. Obviously, freeware is preferred but I'm willing to hear any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by alitorbati on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

La Zona Muerta.

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 - 18 answers

Bank checks are compatible with Macs...aren't they?

How do I print my own checks? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Sep 12, 2008 - 10 answers

MacFilter

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 - 4 answers

Can any Mac Project Planing Software export to Microsoft Project?

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 - 1 answer

Man Attempting to Move Leopard

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 - 6 answers

How do I setup a blog within OS X on an EarthLink-hosted domain?

Resources for setting up a blog under OS X on a domain hosted at EarthLink. [more inside]
posted by Lucy2Times on Aug 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Need a replacement for formmail.pl

What is a proven contemporary replacement for formmail.pl? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Aug 14, 2008 - 4 answers

How Do I Get Windows To Display Chinese Characters?

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 - 8 answers

Good wired router as gateway to VoIP and wireless router?

Good wired router as gateway to VoIP and wireless router? [more inside]
posted by skywhite on Jul 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Connect Canon HG10 video to Mac os X

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 - 4 answers

What's the best phone OS for me?

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 - 11 answers

Smooth-scrolling PDFs?

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 - 5 answers

Optimal OS for my ultramobile PC?

What operating system should I use for my Fujitsu U1010 UMPC? [more inside]
posted by Phred182 on May 6, 2008 - 4 answers

What Linux Distro Should i Use/Everything else you need to know about linux? Question from a Linux noob but a Pretty knowledgeable computer dood.

What Linux Should I Use?-Also need advice/help setting up drivers/random linux stuff? for my computerI'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 - 27 answers

Non-binary fink install?

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 - 4 answers

What lies between my browser and the internet?

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 - 11 answers

Suicidal because of memory problems with MS Vista OS

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 - 34 answers

Yay, I can ask questions! Time to upgrade my printer!

Howdy all! 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 - 13 answers

Setting up subdomains for a LAN?

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 - 9 answers

How can I tell which of these damn Firefox tabs is making a sound?

How can I tell which of these damn Firefox tabs is making a sound? [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Dec 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Installing Vista from Upgrade in Bootcamp

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 - 2 answers

OS 10.5: Why can I hear my headset's microphone now?

Mac OS X 10.5 dumps the microphone feed of my headset into my ears; can I shut it off? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Dec 6, 2007 - 8 answers

wireless speakers on a Mac

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 - 5 answers

Best Lightweight Free OS?

Best Linux Based OS? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Nov 28, 2007 - 21 answers

What do you do whan "save early and save often" backfires?

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 - 6 answers

OSXFilter: Software to edit fonts

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 - 3 answers

How do I password protect a CD for both mac and pc?

I want to encrypt a CD with a very simple password. [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Oct 23, 2007 - 11 answers

My Mac is starting up so s-l-o-w-l-y

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 - 16 answers

Mouse-free Shortcut No Longer Works on Mac

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 - 2 answers

Convince me to buy Leopard

Why should I buy Leopard? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Oct 16, 2007 - 30 answers

Free program to convert WMA to MP3 in OS X?

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 - 6 answers

PC installing OS question

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 - 5 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

Broken Partition Table

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 - 8 answers

I'm looking for a program that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes.

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 - 2 answers

Insert an in-line image into a table cell using Pages on OS X?

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 - 7 answers

Vista Remote Desktop from a mac

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 - 6 answers

Move a mailbox out of Earthlink Total Access?

(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 - 5 answers

out of sync

Cannot get my windows mobile smartphone contacts to sync (or edit) with Outlook. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Jul 8, 2007 - 11 answers

OS X plugins

Novice programmer; OS X plugin question... [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Jun 25, 2007 - 4 answers

please help, Mac issue

Need help bypassing password protection [more inside]
posted by cg2 on Jun 21, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I send SMSes from Address Book (OS X) using my Nokia N73?

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 - 2 answers

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