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How do a password secure an app in OS X?

How do I password protect a specific app in OS X? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on May 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Apple OS X Faxing of PDFs??

Is it possible to Fax a PDF in OS X Tiger? When I try, the result is cut off and in landscape orientation [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Apr 24, 2006 - 6 answers

What's my NeXT step here?

I inherited a NeXT machine. How can I start from scratch on it? [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Apr 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Windows XP window redraw?

Windows XP: Annoying window "re-draw" animation, make it stop! [more inside]
posted by bradn on Apr 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me work from home on my Mac!

Using work apps at home under OS X. How do I make an image of my work hard drive on an external Firewire hard drive, bring it home, boot up my Mac from it, and use the apps to do print production work? [more inside]
posted by rleamon on Apr 2, 2006 - 2 answers

blank cds won't mount in OSX

I am running OS X 10.3.9. Blank CD's are not being recognized or mounting on my desktop. Music cd's and dvd's both work fine. They show up on my desktop as icons and automatically launch itunes/dvd player etc. what should I do? thanks
posted by cg1 on Mar 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Web Galleries for Music Files?

I want to interact with my music library over a network and be able to add notes, links, etc. to each item. Looking for static or dynamic approaches . . . [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Mar 25, 2006 - 4 answers

How to force iMac screen to sleep?

I have an iMac G5 (iSight) running Mac OS X 10.4. Is there a way to force the screen to go to sleep, but keep the computer running? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Mar 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Three column view in Apple Mail - is it possible?

I love most of Apple Mail. I love the three-column wide view of Thunderbird. (Vertical view) Is there any way to keep the features of Mail, but hack it to display lists and previews more like Thunderbird? I've found interface hacks and add-ons for almost every other possible option.
posted by clango on Mar 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Mac OS /tmp folder

Mac OS 10.3.9: How do I access the /tmp directory? It seems to be hidden from me, but I know that some files I need somehow ended up in there.
posted by wavejumper on Feb 2, 2006 - 18 answers

recovering from file overwrite

Most PC mistakes are undoable -- I can undelete deleted files pretty reliably, and many applications have some kind of undo function. The one thing it seems I can't undo is accidentally saving one file on top of another. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 1, 2006 - 24 answers

Alternative to .Mac backup?

Is there an OS X app that will do what Apple's backup does but without having to be a .Mac member? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jan 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Using gamepads on the mac

Gamepads and a Powerbook G4 running OS 10.4. Any recommendations or help? [more inside]
posted by helvetica on Jan 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Select text in web page

What is it about some web sites that makes it very difficult to select and copy text? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Jan 11, 2006 - 14 answers

Switch. And Switch back, you know, whenever you damn well please.

This may be slightly premature, but would it possible to install Windows onto one of the new Macintel platforms and so have an OS X/XP dualbooting machine? [more inside]
posted by Tikirific on Jan 11, 2006 - 20 answers

The text on all my Widgets (OS X) has become outlined. What do I do?

The text on all my Widgets (OS X) has become outlined. I've cleared prefs, restarted, removed widgets, what else is there to do?
posted by nramsey on Jan 5, 2006 - 3 answers

How to install old OS on a new laptop hard drive

My laptop's hard drive is reaching capacity. How can I install a larger hard drive without having to buy a new version of Win XP Pro (which was pre-installed on the laptop when I bought it, and IBM will no longer send me a CD-ROM version of the OS at a reasonable price, since the machine is long out of warranty). If buying a new version of XP is the only option, how do I install it on the new hard drive (or will the laptop just boot to the installation CD-ROM if there's no OS installed when the power is turned on?)
posted by twsf on Dec 27, 2005 - 16 answers

Druglord for other platforms?

Druglord the pc game.... has anybody written it for any other platforms? can i get it for the palm os or mac os x? have tried googling to no avail, though have seen mention of a longwinded method of getting it running for os x. anyone interested in porting to other platforms?!!
posted by spyke23 on Dec 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Encrypting a USB thumbdrive for OS X and Windows?

I'd like to password protect the contents of a USB thumbdrive that will be accessed from an OS X and Windows platform. [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Dec 7, 2005 - 9 answers

3D software for Mac os

3D Mechanical Design software for Mac OS? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Nov 29, 2005 - 3 answers

reviews for Open Source software?

Tell me about a good site to read user reviews of open source software. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Nov 18, 2005 - 4 answers

How do I setup my new Mac to run Linux and Windows applications too?

I'm about to get a brand new PowerBook and would like to be able to run OSX, Linux, and run Windows applications. VPC is one option, but isn't there a Linux version that will run Windows applications? If so, what is it, how well does it work, and how best should I setup the computer to use it? Dual boot? Boot from within OSX? Multiple partitions, one for each OS? Since this laptop will be brand new, I'd like to take the opportunity to get everything setup right. Oh yeah, I'd also like to give OpenOffice a try (on the OSX install), any words of wisdom for me there?
posted by pwb503 on Nov 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Home internet server is old and insecure

I have been PWNZORED by Russian spammers! [more inside]
posted by thirteen on Oct 28, 2005 - 7 answers

I keep losing my application icons in OS X.

I keep losing my application icons in OS X. [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Oct 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Remote access to OS X Tiger hard drive

How can I access my OS X Tiger hard drive remotely? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Oct 21, 2005 - 16 answers

Spotlight vs. Launchbar in OS X 10.4.2?

Spotlight vs. Launchbar in OS X 10.4.2? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Sep 28, 2005 - 13 answers

Dreamweaver locks up on color picker

Suddenly, Dreamweaver MX (version 6, not MX2004) is getting stuck whenever I (Mac OS X Panther 10.3.9) try to use the color picker. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Sep 5, 2005 - 2 answers

Synchronize OS 10.4 with MS Exchange

Can I synchronize my email/calendar/tasks with an MS Exchange server? I have Mac OS 10.4, Mail.app or Entourage 2001. [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Aug 18, 2005 - 8 answers

Download legal copy of Windows XP

A friend of mine purchased and downloaded a CD image of Windows XP; complete with activation keys. According to him, it was perfectly legal. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Aug 12, 2005 - 19 answers

Fax Utilities for Mac OS X--recommendations?

Fax Utilities for Mac OS X--recommendations? The utility that comes with Tiger is only for the occasional fax.
posted by ParisParamus on Jun 29, 2005 - 3 answers

Suggest an open source OS

Can anyone advise a non techy person of an open source OS that I can use? I want it to be reliable, easy to use and intuitive. I know I am asking a lot but it needs to suit all the family. I currently use XP.
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jun 28, 2005 - 10 answers

GPS Mapping Apps for OS X?

I'm quickly becoming a member of the Mac Cult with my shiny new PowerBook. I can't seem to find a MS Streets&Trips or Mappoint like app though.. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray on Jun 22, 2005 - 6 answers

I miss OS X

I switched over from my Windows desktop to a Mac, and I loved it. Unfortunately the Mac had to go back to it's original owner. I've tried various distros of Linux and none of them seem to satisfy my OS X addiction. Can anyone recommend an OS that will tide me over until I can get the money for another Mac?
posted by jackofsaxons on Jun 20, 2005 - 16 answers

Office of OS 9 Macros not working too well in OS 10.4

When I try running long complex macros in MS Word for OS X, created in Office for Mac OS 9.2, some of the macros are freezing/crashing. Perhaps even worse, the macros don't seem to be failing at the same point each time I try to run them. [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Jun 15, 2005 - 1 answer

Slow Verizon DSL with Mac OS 10.4

Three days ago, my Verizon DSL stopped working. Now it's working again but is quite slow. Any thoughts as to the cause? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Jun 14, 2005 - 14 answers

Mac OS9 HD Crash

I'm a pc guy, but my friend's imac hard-drive has crashed. I managed to salvage the entire drive on a dvd, but otherwise it's been rendered inoperable. So, my question: can I just copy the appropriate folders (keeping directory structure) from the dvd to the new (essentially empty) drive and have everything work as before? Can I do this for specific software, such as outlook (all saved emails lost!) or word? Or do I have to to a manual re-install of all software, export of emails, etc., as any self-respecting pc would require. Mac OS 9.22
posted by pinto on May 9, 2005 - 3 answers

Best Way to Install Mac OS X Tiger

What's the best way to install Mac OS X Tiger? Best, in this case, meaning least painful. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 3, 2005 - 15 answers

OSX Delocalizer - ah crap.

I recently ran the OSX utility 'Delocalizer' and my mac has been screwy ever since. I think I've found the problem in this MB thread. I need advice on how to recover from this. [more inside]
posted by adamkempa on Apr 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Escape Velocity

Back in the day, I used to play this game Escape Velocity on my mac by a company called Ambrosia Software. Nowadays I use a Dell PC running Windows XP. Is there any program I can use to play EV?
posted by cyphill on Apr 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Yikes - Windows Login goes Kablooey

Once upon a time there was a Windows 2003 Standard Server. Then one day an automatic process filled the System Disk (C:) until it was 0 bytes free. The system still works, but login is busted. What can I do to fix it? 30k gifs inside. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Apr 5, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I see incoming connections on my Mac?

Is there an application (for OS X) that shows me who's trying to connect to my mac? Kinda like Little Snitch, but for incoming connections? Netstat just gives me a huge list of everything happening on all ports, which is kinda useless to me.
posted by slater on Apr 5, 2005 - 7 answers

xp annoyance

In WinXP SP2, I can no longer drag and drop files from one folder to another, or from Explorer onto applications. Nothing happens, either right- or left-clicking. To move files around I have to cut and paste. Any idea how to get my drag and drop back?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 26, 2005 - 3 answers

I need a Mac OS X 10.3.x driver for my HP ScanJet 5300c

I really like this scanner and it works fine under Windows and Mac OS 10.1 BUT for some reason HP decided not to update the driver for OS 10.3 so I am stuck with a scanner I like but can't use. Help a brother out? [more inside]
posted by Livewire Confusion on Mar 8, 2005 - 11 answers

installing an OS to a computer with no CD or disk drive

What's the best way to get an OS onto a machine with no CD or disk drive? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Feb 6, 2005 - 9 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

Mini Mac Me

Is the new iMac Mini comparable in performance to the old G4 Quicksilver? Rather, are there any grievous issues as to why one should not consider purchasing an iMac Mini?
posted by Colloquial Collision on Jan 14, 2005 - 32 answers

Where can I buy a reliable laptop computer without paying the Microsoft Tax?

OS-less laptops: I'm in the market for a new laptop computer, and I've got a couple of unused XP licenses currently going to waste. Where can I buy a reliable laptop computer without paying the Microsoft Tax? [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Jan 11, 2005 - 9 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?

What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?
posted by blueshammer on Dec 5, 2004 - 7 answers

Playing Windows Media video under OSX

Best way to play the latest Windows Media movies under OS X? [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Nov 30, 2004 - 11 answers

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