How do I password protect a specific app in OS X? [more inside]
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]
I inherited a NeXT machine. How can I start from scratch on it? [more inside]
Windows XP: Annoying window "re-draw" animation, make it stop! [more inside]
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]
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?
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 . . .
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]
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.
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.
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]
Is there an OS X app that will do what Apple's backup does but without having to be a .Mac member? [more inside]
Gamepads and a Powerbook G4 running OS 10.4. Any recommendations or help? [more inside]
What is it about some web sites that makes it very difficult to select and copy text? [more inside]
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]
The text on all my Widgets (OS X) has become outlined. I've cleared prefs, restarted, removed widgets, what else is there to do?
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?)
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?!!
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]
3D Mechanical Design software for Mac OS? [more inside]
Tell me about a good site to read user reviews of open source software. [more inside]
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?
I have been PWNZORED by Russian spammers! [more inside]
I keep losing my application icons in OS X. [more inside]
How can I access my OS X Tiger hard drive remotely? [more inside]
Spotlight vs. Launchbar in OS X 10.4.2? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Fax Utilities for Mac OS X--recommendations? The utility that comes with Tiger is only for the occasional fax.
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.
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?
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?
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]
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]
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
What's the best way to install Mac OS X Tiger? Best, in this case, meaning least painful. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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.
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?
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]
What's the best way to get an OS onto a machine with no CD or disk drive? [more inside]
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.
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?
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]
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]
What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?
Best way to play the latest Windows Media movies under OS X? [more inside]