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Can't copy / cut / duplicate in OS X

Why is cut/copy/duplicate greyed out in Apple Preview app? When I open PDFs or XLS files in Preview by double clicking on them, I'm able to select text but cannot ever copy or cut it. Someone suggested duplicating the file first, but that option is also greyed out. 10.9.1 Why? Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jan 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Ripping Blu-Ray discs on os x.

A few Blu Ray questions, one external drives for a mac, one on ripping on a Mac, and one of buying discs online/in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Hiding certain photos in iPhoto.

iPhoto help: A friend is coming to use my computer when I'm not here. I have photos on the computer which another friend of ours does not want anyone to see. Is there a way to password protect existing photos or albums or easily hide them so I can get them back easily? I searched and it seems no is the answer but I'm hoping MeFites know a workaround. I'm on iPhoto 5.
posted by dobbs on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Purchasing an external drive. Questions...

Need more hard drive space... am about to buy a 500 or 600 gb external (LaCie) drive and mentioned it to a friend and she said not to go higher than a 320 due to overheating problems. Experienced MeFites, what do you say? Also, being a Firewire person, I have a dumb USB 2.0 question: can they be chained together? Any other drive anecdotes that might be useful in my purchase are appreciated. I'm on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 1, 2007 - 23 answers

Fixing fonts in OS X....

My fonts (OS X Tiger) are a mess... help! [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Probs with OS X Mail App

This is driving my family bonkers: Mom is on OS X (Tiger) using Mail APP. Mom sends X an email. X replies to email. X's reply comes back to X. (ie, My mom's emails substitute the email address of the person she's emailing in the reply-to field.) [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 3, 2006 - 21 answers

Can't burn a CD on external drive on OS X...

Problems burning a CD on an external drive using an iMac G3 600 with Tiger [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Painfully slow internet connection on OS X...

Is it possible to test an iMac's (OS X) network card? Other suggestions for why I'm getting a slow Net connection? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2005 - 15 answers

OSX: Is it possible to recover something deleted from the trash?

OSX: Is it possible to recover something that was deleted from the trash? Please.
posted by dobbs on Nov 17, 2004 - 9 answers

OS X claims a 200 GB Maxtor external drive has only 128GB capacity.

New External Drive for OSX: So I bought a new external, as I've been threatening in other posts. It's a 200gb Maxtor. I plug it into my Powerbook which tells me it can't recognize the format. Do I want to Initialize? I say yes... and it identifies the drive as having a 128gb capacity. What gives? Where are the other 72gb? What format should I choose for this sucker? Help!
posted by dobbs on Nov 11, 2004 - 18 answers

Good OS X CD Burning software?

Good OS X CD Burning software? I need a few specifics: a. able to burn playlists; b. able to check the length of the CD prior to burning. iTunes isn't able to do B and Audion is absolute garbage. Help. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 30, 2004 - 7 answers

I need an external HD for use with a Powerbook.

External hard drives.... I have a 160gb Lacie, which works great. (I'm on a Powerbook, btw.) However, it's nearing full of MP3s and I'm not done archiving all my stuff. Should I a) buy another 160 or b) buy a 300gb and sell the 160? {more} [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 23, 2004 - 11 answers

Using OS X Utilities - How do I Download Everthing from a Site?

Step by step instructions for an absolute newbie (who knows nothing about OS X Utilities) on getting all the like files (mp3s, jpgs, etc.) from a url...? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 21, 2004 - 7 answers

Why is my OS X menu bar making a "click" noise?

OS X: All of a sudden clicking things on the menu bar of any program makes a SF-like "click" noise. (I checked under sounds in the system preferences and noises from the interface is unchecked.) It happens when I click on the Apple in the top right or the program name and sometimes File. I have not installed any news software. My question is: WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 14, 2004 - 6 answers

Microsoft Word Error

All of a sudden, Word's giving me this error when trying to save anything at all, even a new document with one word in it: This operation couldn't be completed, because an error occured. The specified encoding is not supported for this operation (MacOS Error code: -8738). WTF?
posted by dobbs on Sep 24, 2004 - 5 answers

Real media streams: Saving, splitting, converting to mp3?

My own blue thread makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then convert to MP3 and then break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2004 - 9 answers

Region Encoding

Determining the region/format encoding of a DVD with OSX? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 24, 2004 - 10 answers

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