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Mac problems with password resetting and broken screens

Calling all Mac experts out there. I have a tricky one. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Aug 25, 2009 - 10 answers

control-clicky wiki

OSX (Tiger): Using Control-Click > Quick Search, I want to add Wikipedia to the list. How?
posted by artdrectr on May 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for a Countdown Timer That'll Go Higher Than 99 Hours

I'm looking for an OSX application, widget, or menubar item that will display a countdown to a date. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Feb 21, 2009 - 4 answers

OSX upgrade to OSX Server: Headache free?

I will be upgrading a MacPro running 10.4.11 to 10.4.11 Server. What, if anything, could go wrong? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Sep 18, 2008 - 2 answers

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

Major crashes with OS X 10.4 (on a G5 iMac). Bad hardware?

Major crashes with OS X 10.4 (on a G5 iMac). Bad hardware? It looks like I'll have to take it in for repairs, but maybe there's a software fix? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Syncing a Razr? More like STINKING A RAZR

iSync question: I'm trying to use a USB cable to sync a Razr V3 with iSync 2.4 on an iBook G4 running Tiger, but something's not clicking. iSync recognizes the phone and it claims to Sync it, but nothing gets added to Address Book. What's the deal? The iBook doesn't have Bluetooth capability, so I can't use that. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Jan 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Tiger help! Why are my wireless and spotlight icons missing from the upper right hand corner of my toolbar?

Tiger help! Why are my wireless and spotlight icons missing from the upper right hand corner of my toolbar? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Dec 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Please help my dock and apps play nicely together

On my Mac (Tiger), I prefer to have the dock at the bottom, hidden. But all my applications insist on opening new documents and windows so that the new window touches the bottom of the screen. As a result, it often happens that when I go to resize the window by grabbing the bottom right corner, I invoke the dock instead. Usually, a second try will be successful, but this is annoying as heck. Is there a global setting that will tell my applications to stay out of that last quarter inch of my screen? Or some other solution to this?
posted by bricoleur on Dec 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Help my ailing iBook!

MacTechFilter: Is this strange activity in my console log the reason my iBook is freezing up? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Oct 20, 2007 - 2 answers

How to get iBook G4 to stop freezing up.

[iBook G4 filter]: My Mac keeps freezing and responds to nothing but a hard restart. [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Sep 23, 2007 - 8 answers

How to install Mac OSX clean without the original discs?

How can I install Mac OS X on an older Macbook Pro without the original discs? [more inside]
posted by rsanheim on Sep 5, 2007 - 13 answers

What are the best Safari plugins?

What are the best Safari plugins? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Jun 24, 2007 - 15 answers

OS X kernel panic after HD added

OS X kernel panic after adding new HD. [more inside]
posted by spock on Dec 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me with search in Tiger

I'm having some trouble constructing a search in the latest iteration of my favorite operating system. I love the idea of Smart Folders, and I keep coming up with cool ways to implement them. But I keep running into problems of two main kinds - not being able to use NOT logic and it not finding things. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Dec 19, 2006 - 3 answers

XML/XSLT rendering issue?

[XML/XSLTFilter] 10.4.8 and Safari let me search an XML database, but they can't seem to display the results properly (they're just a jumbled mess). IE6 and IE7 on XP Pro have no problems handling the same search and the results are displayed in a nice table. I was able to look at some of the code and it looks like something with XML data islands and XSLT stylesheets may have something to do with OS X's problem rendering the results. [more inside]
posted by hummercash on Nov 30, 2006 - 4 answers

Please help me GLOBALLY DISABLE font smoothing (anti-aliasing) in Tiger

Please help me GLOBALLY DISABLE font smoothing (anti-aliasing) in Tiger. I did it almost-completely in Panther, but the Panther solution needs another step in Tiger. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Oct 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Issue reinstalling OSX 10.4 (Tiger) on my MacBook Pro

I've got a MacBook Pro that currently has Max OS X 10.4.7 installed on a single partition (no boot camp). I'd like to wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall OSX 10.4 from scratch, but I'm running into some issues. [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper on Sep 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me revive my powerbook after a security update.

After installing the most recent security update for OS X, my PowerBook G4 no longer boots. I've gone through the generic troubleshooting steps on Apple's site, and even paid for the phone support, but couldn't get any better answer than "Archive and Install," which I can't do due to lack of free space. Please help me fix this hopefully simple problem. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Upgrading a DVD-less Powerbook

How to install Tiger (OSX 10.4) on a Powerbook with a broken DVD drive? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Jan 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Battery first, then upgrade? Upgrade first, then battery?

PotentiallyStupidQuestionFilter: I'm looking to juice up my long-in-the-tooth titanium Powerbook (from March of 2002 -- 667 mHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 30GB harddrive, etc.) with both a new battery (since the original one now gets approx. five minutes of life when unplugged) and OS X 10.4. Here's the weird question: Should I put the battery in first, and then update the OS, or do the OS update and then swap in the new battery? It might not matter at all, but I know that operating systems do have an impact on battery performance -- is that something I should be taking into consideration, or can I do either upgrade at any time without worrying about sequence?
posted by logovisual on Nov 10, 2005 - 9 answers

Tiger's QuickTime Misperforming on an iBook G3?

Ever since upgrading to QuickTime 7 and Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), I've noticed that apparently what I think is the H.264 and H.267 codecs play very choppily on my machine. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 answers

Photoshop has disappeared...

[OSX] After installing Tiger on my iBook (and using Software Update to upgrade to the latest version), I am no long able to open Photoshop. The applications icon has been replaced with another application's document icon! [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Sep 22, 2005 - 10 answers

What's a good printer for OSX Tiger?

Can you recommend a good printer that runs on well on OS X Tiger? [more inside]
posted by alteredcarbon on Aug 16, 2005 - 16 answers

OS X Apache Location?

Where does OS X Tiger actually store the apache directory? I want to change the access file but I can't seem to find it. Spotlight doesn't reveal the file. A related question: grep doesn't work in OS X's terminal??? I feel silly :(
posted by missed on Jul 30, 2005 - 5 answers

Toggling Tabs in Safari

SafariFilter: Is there a way to toggle between tabbed windows in Safari under OSX 10.4 Tiger?
posted by cahlers on Jul 29, 2005 - 5 answers

YourSQL, definitely not mine.

This might be a little esoteric - but has anynone managed to get Perl's DBD::mysql module working on OSX Tiger? [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot on Jul 16, 2005 - 4 answers

Unfair use.

How to capture audio from a DVD movie on MacOS Tiger? [more inside]
posted by dontrockwobble on Jul 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Backing Up A Mac Running Tiger

I'm on a G5 running Tiger, referring to a user account lacking admin privileges, with a backup strategy of dragging my User folder to an external hard drive once a week. Since upgrading to Tiger, though, I've been informed that "You may need to enter the name and password for an administrator on this computer to change the item named 'Library'." I've duplicated this on another computer. What's going on here? First, I'm only copying the Library, not changing it, and second, why do I need an administrator password? This is my User library, I thought that it and everything else within my User folder was by definition owned by me, and that even if I did want to modify something in the Library I wouldn't need a admin password.
posted by boombot on Jul 9, 2005 - 23 answers

Illustrator CS Mac OSX .tmp files

Since upgrading to OSX Tiger on my Powerbook G4, Adobe Illustrator CS has been acting a little flaky. Among assorted document hangs/crashes (requiring force-quits), Illustrator keeps creating .tmp files on my desktop such as "Acr1058251.tmp". I've done a bit of googling and, as suggested, have changed my prefs to not create PDF's upon saving, but this doesn't seem to help. Have any designers out there found a solid answer to why these files are being created, and a proper fix?
posted by sharksandwich on Jun 1, 2005 - 2 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

Thunderbird -> Mail.app

I'm trying to import a Thunderbird inbox into Mail so I can use Spotlight to index the messages. Everything works fine, except Mail ends up importing over 4000 messages, most of them spam, when all I see in the Thunderbird inbox is 900 messages. Why are the ghosts of spams past showing up like this? The trash can and junk mail folders are empty as can be.
posted by swift on May 3, 2005 - 2 answers

Using Mac OS X Application Services

How do Application Services work in Mac OS X? Where are they installed/configured/uninstalled, and why are all of them disabled in my menus? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 21, 2005 - 10 answers

MySQL and Tiger

I'm looking to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) when it's released next week, but have one fear that's holding me back from doing it as soon as my delivery arrives: does anyone know if Tiger and the current releases of MySQL 4.0 play well together? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Apr 21, 2005 - 6 answers

The true value of Tiger

Is Tiger (OSX 10.4) worth the upgrade price? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Apr 20, 2005 - 20 answers

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