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Can I use a software program for a more up-to-date version of OS X than mine, without upgrading my entire computer?

Can I use a software program for a more up-to-date version of OS X than mine, without upgrading my entire computer? [more inside]
posted by world b free on May 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me avoid weekly tech support calls.

I have two G4 PowerBooks that I've wiped, packed with RAM and installed Leopard on. Now how do I make them as parent-friendly as possible? [more inside]
posted by killjoy on Oct 18, 2008 - 13 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

Building my own Mac?

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 - 12 answers

DV Deck FireWire Problem

My Mac won't recognize my DV deck... [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 26, 2005 - 3 answers

Windows Media Player Problems

Windows Media Player will no longer load in Firefox or Safari. I have reinstalled twice, I remember seeing similar problems with WMP and OS X on AskMe or MeFi (I can no longer find where I saw it) without an answer, help!
posted by scazza on Feb 16, 2005 - 0 answers

OS X - Hard drive copy doesn't match.

OS X stumper: My internal boot drive (160 GB) "info" reports 12.4 GB available, 136.63 GB on disk. A bootable (120 GB) clone shows 55.42 GB available, 55.24 GB on disk. I've run Disk Utility and Disk Warrior, repaired and rebuilt and the report persists. (I checked the disk used with "WhatSize" and, while I've not done the math, the rough aggregate of disk used appears to be more in line with the clone, which is what I expect. I am not sure when this apparent mis-reporting began but I know it was recently.) Googling has failed me. What is going on and how do I fix it?
posted by Dick Paris on Jan 22, 2005 - 14 answers

Question on X11 support in OS X.

Question on X11 support in OS X. [+] [more inside]
posted by George_Spiggott on Jan 13, 2005 - 13 answers

Is there any way I can get a Vivicam-30 to load on to Mas OS 9 or X machines?

Is there any way I can get a Vivicam-30 to load on to Mas OS 9 or X machines? Read the history of my attempts to do so over here. Ta very much!
posted by Wolof on Jan 12, 2005 - 3 answers

Can I configure Garageband differently on two different OSX user accounts?

On my Mac OS X 10.3.5 machine, I have two user accounts. Is it possible to set up the Garageband music software so that one of the user accounts contains only the original installation of Garageband loops and effects... and the other user account contains the original installation, plus all other loops and effects I've installed from subsequent Jam Packs?
posted by skylar on Jan 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Universal "Now Save"-style autosave utility for OSX?

[Mac] Back in the System 7 days, Now Save (part of the defunct Now Utilities) allowed for configurable autosaving. Even though NowUtils was often a buggy nightmare, that autosave was such a handy feature, especially after a crash. Despite claims to the contrary, modern applications and OS X still do periodically crash and the unsaved work gets disappeared *groan*. Although a few applications offer their own autosave option, VersionTracker shows no sign that a universal utility exists for OS X. Any suggestions for a good substitute?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Dec 9, 2004 - 1 answer

Office for OSX

Office for OS X: I've never had trouble sending documents from Mac Office to PC users until this week. Now PC users frequently complain that they cannot open my documents at all. What is wrong? (I've got a properly licensed copy of Office/X)
posted by b1tr0t on Oct 17, 2004 - 6 answers

Mac Defaults to QuickTime

Potentially-really-obvious-mac-question-filter. Why does Safari want to open MP3 streams in QuickTime no matter what I do - and how can I stop it?
posted by ascullion on Oct 15, 2004 - 8 answers

How do I turn off mouse gestures in Firefox for OS X?

Going Insane: How do I turn off mouse gestures in Firefox for OS X? I've installed a couple of extensions which control gestures, but so far, nothing works. I hate gestures. The keyboard is faster.
posted by Mo Nickels on Sep 24, 2004 - 5 answers

Mac OS X Program to Show DV Camcorder Input Full-Screen?

Is there a program for Mac OS X that will take the input from my DV camcorder, and display it so that it takes up the whole screen? (iMovie shows the input only in a window.)
posted by josh on Aug 27, 2004 - 6 answers

OS X 10.3, older fonts, and unusual glyphs.

OS X 10.3, older fonts, and unusual glyphs [more inside] [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jul 30, 2004 - 1 answer

Workaround for .htc for Macs

I'm in a bit of a pickle - the developers of a website I work on have used HTML Components (.htc) to drive the dynamic portion of the site. User testing revealed that it's working on Windows with IE 5.5 and above, but it's not working on any of the Macs we're used, which are running OS 9 and OS X, and have IE 5, Netscape and Safari browsers.

Short of re-coding the entire user interface, does anyone know of a workaround for our friends on Macs?
posted by pjhagop on May 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Networking Windows and Mac OSX 10.3

What is the best way to network my Windows and Mac OSX 10.3 machines? [more inside]

I have a home network set up, but I can't seem to share my whole hard drive with my Windows machine, only public directories. On the flip side, if I set a folder for sharing on Windows, the Mac doesn't automatically detect it, I have to set it to connect to that folder.

Ideally I'd like to be able to access either machine's hard drive no matter which machine I have connected. I'm thinking Firewire networking might be a good solution for this (and faster than my 10/100 switch) but can't seem to find any decent instructions. If I try networking via Firewire, can I restrict so I am only sharing with machines on my network, since Windows file sharing frightens and disturbs me. [more inside]
posted by benjh on Feb 16, 2004 - 6 answers

Cataloguing Video Games

Is there any web site or program for OS X that allows you compile a list of your video games, similar to either DVD Aficionado or Books? Thank you MeFi!
posted by the biscuit man on Jan 23, 2004 - 4 answers

Can anyone recommend a good Mac OSX native word processor that isn't MS Word?

Can anyone recommend a good Mac OS X-native word processor that isn't Microsoft Word? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Prospero on Dec 21, 2003 - 10 answers

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