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I just want to plug things in

I have a light switch on the wall that controls both an overhead light and an outleft. I'd like it to only control the overhead light, while still sending power on to the outlet. [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Jan 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Application windows disappear when switching or opening applications

OSX troubles - whenever I open or switch applications, all other open application windows disappear. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Dec 25, 2007 - 9 answers

DHCP and VLAN configuration help needed.

DHCP and switch VLAN configuration help needed. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Small business networking hardware

Supporting about 35 computers and have had two switches (Netgear, Linksys) die in the last year. Looking for suggestions of brands we can stick with that are cheaper than Cisco. [more inside]
posted by prggr on Nov 26, 2007 - 16 answers

Quick little ethernet splitter?

Seeking recommendations for small ethernet switch - a "splitter for travellers", maybe? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Aug 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Too lazy to flip a switch

automatic audio switch: Does it exist? (Two computers, One pair of speakers). (an automatic switch, not a manual one) [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Aug 12, 2007 - 17 answers

switch from pc to mac

Switch from PC to MAC? After over 10 years on the PC... I am thinking about switching back to mac? anyone made the switch and regretted it?
posted by specialk420 on Jul 24, 2007 - 46 answers

Windows clueless: Your PC tips and tricks please!?

Easy question: I've been forced to move to a PC with Windows XP from a Mac. Your PC tips and tricks please!? [more inside]
posted by dearest on Jun 5, 2007 - 34 answers

Why can't I have Fan - Low?

In-window air conditioner switch issue...I can't figure out how to google this, so I'm hoping someone here can understand my question! [more inside]
posted by Richat on Jun 4, 2007 - 5 answers

How to get my old copy of XP to work on a new Mac?

When I buy my new 24" imac, should I keep my PC and use it as a server, buy a hard drive enclosure, or just scrap my old PC? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Mar 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Refurbished Mac - stupid or smart?

Refurbished Mac: Good idea? Bad idea? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Feb 2, 2007 - 42 answers

Power Switch for Electronics

I have been assembling some simple test equipment that involves mating an Omron digital readout to an Omron 0-5VDC pressure transducer. I have been seeing erratic zero fluctuation that appears to coincide with switching the power on and off. My background is electrical, not electronic. I suspect that there could be a voltage spike occurring when the on/off switch is used. The switch is a good quality industrial double pole rocker switch with internal illumination. I want to eliminate possible switch caused spikes as a variable in trying to figure out if anything external is causing this wandering zero. I am familiar with switches that will control spiking in an electrical circuit but not with more sensitive electronics. What type of switch do I look for in my (Digikey) catalog?
posted by Raybun on Jan 4, 2007 - 6 answers

On/Off Switch?

Electronics for dummies? I need something very simple. There is one switch and two wires. When the switch is open, I want wire A to be grounded and wire B floating, when the switch is closed, Wire B should be grounded and wire A floating. Simple as that. What's the very very easiest way to achieve this (preferably using household equipment)? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Dec 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Power strip remote switch?

I'm looking for a desktop switch that will turn a device on and off, similar to that of a lamp dimmer. But a hard switch. [more inside]
posted by donguanella on Dec 11, 2006 - 7 answers

How to make my SME skillset portable to a larger firm?

I want to move into a marketing job in the financial services industry, where my strong analysis and writing skills and software competence will help me perform well. My problem - My background is all in marketing small firms with shoestring budgets and consequently few major impacts to brag about. How can I convince potential employers that my small-time experience can help their larger business/ how can I get into financial services marketing - temping? free work trials? or sticking to seeking a full time permanent position. [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

mini jack output selector

AudioFilter... A switcher that allows me to split 1 stereo mini jack output from my sound card to 4 or more female stereo mini jack outputs. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by fondle on Oct 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Fixing an intermittent network fault

This intermittent fault on our small company network makes me bang my head on the wall. Metafilter: help me troubleshoot this annoyance. Roughly once a day at no particular time I get the classic windows 'A network cable is unplugged' balloon appear on my desktop. About 50% of the time, this affects the rest of the 20-odd staff in the office and at least one person will lose some work due to application failure or somesuch. [more inside]
posted by whoojemaflip on Sep 26, 2006 - 18 answers

USB switchbox with switching on a per-device basis?

I have a handful of USB devices that I'd like to share between the 2-4 workstations/laptops at my desk. I don't need simultaneous access to a given device from multiple PC's, just the ability to switch which PC each device is assigned to. Here's the catch, though: I want to do the switching on a per-device basis, so standard USB switchboxes (that switch all USB devices at once) won't do the trick. Does such a device exist? [more inside]
posted by arathorn on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

How to seal up a noisy downdraft vent when not in use?

Our cooktop has a downdraft vent to the outside. We live in a windy area and the flap on the vent bangs often. It's also a huge heat loss. How can I keep it closed when not in use? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Sep 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me make the switch

Can I make the switch and keep my PC hard drives? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Aug 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Mac Accounts Basics

I'm a newly-Switched Mac user with a few questions about setting up different...uh, users? Accounts? Profiles? (I'm not sure what they're really called; I think this might be part of my problem) [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Aug 27, 2006 - 8 answers

White and black wires, no green and blue?

I want to install a timer wall switch to my bathroom fan, and have a wiring question. [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha on Jul 28, 2006 - 8 answers

The ole switcharoo!

Ticketfilter: It is possible for me to switch my seats with someone else's if it's Will-Call only? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Jul 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Car problem

Auto Mechanic Filter: What is preventing my car from starting? Happens about every 10th time I attempt to start. No click, no churn, but the lights (including those on the dashboard) work fine as does the radio. I get it going by rocking the front end of the car up and down, and back and forth for a few seconds. Head back in, turn the key and it starts normally. [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Jul 10, 2006 - 19 answers

Help me identify what this type of switch is called.

What do you call this type of switch? [more inside]
posted by Symeon on Jun 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Can't print and use internet simultaneously

Network follies. Airport + wireless ethernet bridge + gigabit switch + printer + Mac + PC = any single network service works until I try to use another one. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Can raided firewire hard drives from one mac be attached to another mac?

Can raided firewire hard drives from one mac be attached to another mac? In other words....here's my situation. I currently have a mac mini that I use as a backup fileserver. I have 2 250gb hard drives attached to this mac mini. Although it works fine and I'm not really looking to upgrade, the 256 mbs of original ram are not enough to run any programs on it very efficiently (as far as time is concerned). [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Jun 5, 2006 - 3 answers

Becoming a switch hitter...

Help me make the PC to Mac switch. A few specific questions from a complete Mac newbie. [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Jun 3, 2006 - 38 answers

Help me fix my broken IOGEAR KVM Switch in OS X / XP.

Help me fix my broken IOGEAR KVM Switch in OS X / XP. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on May 13, 2006 - 2 answers

The impossible dream of sharing my Canon printer between a Mac and a PC

I think I just need a USB switch. Simple solution needed for sharing my new Canon printer (working wonderfully with my Windows 98 SE machine) with my true love's Mac OS X (10.3...) machine. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me remove a switch

How the *#&%! do I get these switches out of this sound board? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Apr 12, 2006 - 12 answers

Can I use drop-down menus in Word for Mac?

Menu bar / keyboard control of Word for Mac - is it possible? [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Jan 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Ergonomic light switch replacement Suggestions?

I have elderly relatives who no longer can turn or twist the normal switch on a table lamp or touchier lamp. I am looking for an easy ergonomic solution that will allow them to be able to simply turn lamps on and off. I remember recently seeing a replacement switch knob that was designed with 3 flat blades that protruded from the center of the knob; somewhat like the shape of a modern windmill blades. I would appreciate any and all ideas and hints.
posted by muse on Dec 30, 2005 - 14 answers

Design/Production filter: Going from Mac to PC.

What concerns are there when switching from an all Macintosh (Quark 4.1, Pshop 7, Illustrater 10) shop to an all Windows shop running new PCs and the Creative Suite 2? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 29, 2005 - 30 answers


What's the advantage of having a desktop? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Nov 9, 2005 - 28 answers

Usable and attractive Linux for my wife's slow laptop.

My wife has an old laptop that can just barely handle running Windows XP. I've spent the last year acclimatizing her to Firefox and Open Office, so I believe she would be willing to give Linux a whirl, assuming I could find a distro that was usable, attractive, and faster than XP on her laptop. So what should I try? Specs inside. [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Oct 27, 2005 - 27 answers

How to get groups out of Outlook Express on Windows?

OK - I just bought an iMac to replace our dying Windows machine at home. I've successfully moved over almost everything - email (thanks to emailchemy), bookmarks, contacts, calendar items, documents. But I'm stuck on one thing - how can I reproduce the groups of contacts from our old windows outlook express address in the OS X address book? I would rather not have to recreate them one address at a time if I can avoid it. Thanks!
posted by sfz on Oct 22, 2005 - 12 answers

How to switch to a mac.

Questions about making the switch to Mac: We have 200GB of files, mostly music and photos, on the harddrive of my PC (running windows XP SP2). I want to give my SO an iMac G5. (Shh! It's a secret.) Tell me what the easiest way is to move the pictures and music from one platform to the other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2005 - 20 answers

Need help identifying a switch.

Help me identify this switch [1 page pdf]. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Oct 20, 2005 - 5 answers

How to isolate two lights controlled by three switches?

I have two light fixtures in the entryway of my house, near the dining room. There are three light switches in the immediate vicinity that will turn both fixtures on or off. I would like to split the switches somehow so that I can turn on a fixture by itself. The problem is two-fold: impress my wife with household prowess and not to shock myself. [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Oct 20, 2005 - 6 answers

Do switches use the fastest route available between computers?

I have 4 Gigabit switches for my network and one 10/100 router. Can/should I hook each switch up to the router and then also plug each switch into each other switch to improve internet performance while still maintaining Gigabit on my LAN?
posted by hoborg on Oct 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Win2K/OSX Sharing

Switching: moving my Win2K files to Mac OSX. How?! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 16, 2005 - 12 answers

How to configure wireless switches?

I want to learn IOS and any other Cisco switch configuring protocol stuff. Is there a good resource for this? I kind of need it to get out of a bad situation so learning quick would be much appreciated. I want to learn the fundamentals so that I can a) impress them b) begin the learning curve which is the hardest thing to do in my opinion. BTW this is switch configuring for a wireless network. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Aug 2, 2005 - 4 answers

Mac Switch Question of the Week

Add me to the growing list of people planning to make the switch to a Mac. To those that have made the jump, how hard was it? And is it a losing proposition to buy now, with Intel-based machines coming around the bend? I know this is an AskMeFi FAQ, but I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jul 11, 2005 - 17 answers

BBEdit equivalency?

On the Mac, if I need to munge text in extremis, I prefer to use BBEdit. Recently, on the PC, I am finding myself in need of a text editor which is similar to BBEdit. I will use it both for coding and for text-cleaning. I prefer freeware and shareware but that's by no means the deciding factor. Which programs should I check out? Which should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Mar 16, 2005 - 21 answers

VOIP: now, where do I plug in my computer?

I just received my second install kit for VOIP, but unlike Episode I, there's no second LAN jack for my computer on the phone adapter. [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Switching from PC to Mac: How much computer do I need?

Apologies for what is undoubtedly a topic that has been covered before, but I can't seem to find a relevant thread. Making the PC to Apple switch. Right now I have a Dell PC from '98, which is creaky and slowly failing and therefore gets only minimal usage. I'm having trouble figuring out how much computer I need. I'm not looking for a minimalist machine -- part of the reason that I'm willing to take the plunge is so that I can expand my home usage pretty significantly. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Feb 28, 2005 - 23 answers

I've got two s-video signals ....

I've got two s-video signals and one s-video jack on my TV. What's the cheapest way to mitigate this, assuming I don't have easy access to the back of my TV for constant switching? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Feb 21, 2005 - 12 answers

New Mac user looking for an OSX mentor

Apple Switcher Requires Mentor. Are there any fellow mefites who can answer multiple simple questions from a new Max OS-X user? [+] [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Feb 6, 2005 - 19 answers

Apple Memory Upgrades

A long-time PC user, I am planning to switch to Apple, replacing my centrino laptop by a 12" ibook G4 (I want a small computer).

Most of the standard Apple configurations come with 256MB of RAM: is this because OSX needs less memory than XP (since most laptop configs today come with 512MB), or do I need to go for 512 (768?) megs?

I mainly use my computer to browse the web, send & receive e-mails, do some word processing, and manage my MP3, which I only store on my iPod.

Other question:
If I buy the computer at the local Apple Store (I'm in NYC), I'll only be able to get a memory upgrade, and not a hard disk upgrade. The laptop comes with a 30GB drive. For a Windows PC, I'd go for 60GB: should I do the same here? This would make me have to order it online, which is a bit of a problem (I'm not often at home...).
posted by rubin421 on Dec 6, 2004 - 33 answers

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