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My account picture has changed when I restarted my mac

I restarted my MacBook Pro (Mac OS X Version 10.7.5) and I realized that my account picture which I had it when I first set up my Mac is replaced by a default picture. I couldn't find my original ...
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Can I make a dynamic wallpaper?

I'd love to make my own dynamic wallpaper. Has anybody investigated their format, and if there is a way of making one?
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iOS7 Moving Backgrounds - file type and creating your own

iOS7 comes with parallax backgrounds. My questions are: Are these a standard file type? Does anybody know what it is? Is there a process to create a custom one? -- EDIT Thanks everyone - I was ...
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Keynote default style for graphic elements

Every time I make a new line in Keynote, it is white and 1-point, so it can hard to find and reposition. I have tried looking for a contextual menu that says "Assign current style as default" but am ...
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Is it possible to use another video card into iMac 24" 2008?

I have an iMac 2.8 from 2008, all works like a charm for now, but I'm lacking some GPU power from my ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro. I checked on google and think it's a PCIe x16 card yet can't find anyone ...
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Looking for a mac app to design beautiful illustrations automatically and easily

Check out for example: I created these using Powerpoint on Mac, and then copying and pasting the image alone into a png and using that on a web page. What a pain and also the images look like ...
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Scaling text in Keynote

I have a complex drawing in Keynote, which I need to resize. I can do this by making the drawing into a group, but unfortunately it contains many text labels, which do not resize when I change the ...
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Weird graphics issues after waking MacBook up

After locking my Mac and waking it up a few hours later this is how it looks: Also, some of the icons look weird after restarting the system (for example not fully rendered time machine icon: ) ...
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Retina Nvidia Control Panel Settings for Gaming

I've had a retina MBP for about a year now. I want to start using it for gaming. I have read that I need to change the Nvidia Panel Settings. Does anyone know specifics on what I should change to ...
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How can I right click on an image in Finder and copy its pixel data?

I'm using Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I frequently open many image files and copy its pixel data thereafter paste into Photoshop. So I wonder how can I right click on an image in Finder and copy its ...
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Keynote - need individual letter graphics that can be moved/manipulated to create words on slide

I teach kids who failed to learn to read in school, online. I am making a series of presentations for very simple words like "is," etc. I need to have some large alphabetic letters at the top of the ...
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How to diagnose a graphic looking bug?

I got the following strange image on both low corners of 2 application windows: Firefox (22) Preview (MacOS X) This strange image is following the windows corners when I move them. This is ...
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Examples of 3D Javascript of CSS3 animations in-browser on iOS?

Are there any examples of 3D animations rendering in mobile Safari? To date, nearly all of the 3D animations I've seen working on a PC don't seem to render correctly on iOS. (Why is that?) I was ...
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View info about PNG files

I have a bunch of PNG files and I want to be able to: tell their pixel size preview them their file size very quickly. Literally, right click and bang! Any ideas? What would also be handy would ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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How can I digitize scanned sketches similar to how Preview's signature feature does?

When you use Preview's feature to use the Mac's camera to scan your signature for later insertion into documents, it does a fantastic job of digitizing your written piece so that it is rendered ...
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How to Stop the copy of ALL my pictures up to Dropbox

I accidentally touched the picture icon (lower left corner) in my iPad. It started to upload ALL 400+ pictures to Dropbox. I DO NOT WANT the pictures uploaded. I can't stop the upload! And it is ...
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Change default contact picture for iphone

This is most likely a jailbreak-related question... Is there a known application to mass/bulk change the default picture for contacts without a picture? Ie: I just added John Doe and I have no ...
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iPad mini: Download images from webpage preserving file name

One of my hopes in getting a tablet was convenient webcomic reading. However, I am also in the habit of archiving my favorite webcomics. And for that purpose the file name is pretty important. Sadly ...
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Vector Software for Drawing and Diagramming [duplicate]

What software is available for Mac that is good for drawing cartoons and diagrams? These are some features it should have: Edit any component easily after drawing it. Easily add and edit text ...
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Texture and Pattern generator, Alternative to fireworks

I use Adobe Fireworks for its Texture and Pattern tools to make things like this: and then i copy-paste it to Flash Professional to use there. but fireworks is so slow and buggy is there a free or ...
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Floating semi-transparent image for comparison

I'm a web developer on a Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) and was wondering if there is a (free) alternative to Overlay2 - basically it's an app that lets you create a floating window with a semi-transparent ...
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Comparing performance between the 2012/2013 MBA 13' baseline model

The MBA just launch and I did a little research on the baseline 13 inches for both years: -- MBA 13' (2012): i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (turbo: 2.6GHz); 4000 Graphics: 350MHz-1050MHz MBA 13' (2013): ...
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What Is Graphic Switching & Are There Reasons to Turn It Off?

I was tinkering about in the System Preferences of my Macbook Pro yesterday, when I came across "Automatic Graphic Switching" within the Energy Saver pane as exemplied below: What exactly is ...
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I Think My Graphics Card Changed

I opened System Information today only to find that my graphics card name has changed from Intel 4000 (or something like that) to AMD Radion: I don't think I'm going crazy. EDIT: I was right! Here ...
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Strange looking mouse pointer with squiggles and 24

I opened up my macbook this morning (resumed from sleep) and found that my mouse pointer looked like this: If I hovered over a button, the pointer part would change to the little hand, but the ...
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Decreasing resolution of screenshots increases file size

I've noticed that on my rMBP, when I try to make a screenshot smaller using Preview.app version 6.0.1 (Tools -> Adjust Size). When I'm trying to decrease the image size to upload it, the file size ...
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Finder doesn't show thumbnail previews for RAW files

Since I upgraded to Lion (10.7.5), Finder doesn't display thumbnail previews of ARW files. ARW is a Sony RAW image format (in my case files were produced by Sony NEX-5 camera). Finder used to display ...
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Trouble transferring pictures from an iPhone 3GS to PC

I had dropped my iPhone 3GS and the left bottom corner of the screen had cracked. Now the touch screen nor home button work. I'm able to charge the iPhone with my USB charger but am not able to do ...
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Manage iPhoto on external hard disk

Most of my Mac hard drive is filled with iPhoto pictures. I have an external USB hard drive. What to do? Just moving pictures from Pictures/iPhoto Library is not a perfect option as I want to have ...
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How can I disable the HD4000 integrated graphics card on a MacBook Pro?

HD 4000 on my MacBook Pro shared 512 MB RAM from my main memory, which is calculated as part of kernel_task. My question is simple, is there a way to disable it, stopping it from taking up 512 MB of ...
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Mac: VRAM with multiple Monitors

It seems that when multiple monitors are attached to a MacBook Pro (Retina), OSX splits up the VRAM for the monitors. Even when a screen is captured by e.g. a game, performance degrades very steep. ...
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Wireless both way sync of photos on iPhone

iTunes allows you to "sync" pictures however this only copies files from Mac to iPhone, forcing me to do it manually over the USB cable if I want to copy my photos from iPhone to my Mac. I'm running ...
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How can I turn on the Intel HD manually?

For some weeks my MacBook 6.2 does not switch to the integrated graphics adapter (Intel HD). This is especially crucial when I work on battery (which happens quite often). I guess the runtime could be ...
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Graphical issues with Safari?

Sometimes during browsing the internet or typing stuff (even here), some blocks of the page disappear and overlap each other. They sometimes overlap the text im typing or text in articles im reading, ...
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What might cause a a dock icon to have pixellated noise?

This is possibly a non-issue, but the Finder icon that appears when you Cmd + Tab has some strange graphical noise on the top. I can't remember how long ago it happened, or if I made anything strange ...
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Various graphics-related corruption/errors/misrendering with Mountain Lion

Since the November 2012 update to Moutain Lion, I keep getting these weird graphical issues. The list of woes: OpenCL crashes during application startup Sometimes after the laptop wakes up from a ...
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Brand New MacBook Pro Retina Glitches

I noticed a lot of people have a similar problem like me. Strange glitches in some programs on some controls. They appear totally random. The image shows only one program. It also appears in Safari, ...
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Powerpoint: compress or downsample large images/graphics

I'm using Powerpoint 2011, and I'm not able to find an option to easily downsample or compress images to produce a smaller output PPTX or PPT file. I don't need the high resolution in some of the ...
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Macbook Pro Battery / Discrete Graphics Card Issues in 10.8.2

I am posting because I currently have a 15'' Macbook Pro (Early 2011 edition) and have suffered from poor battery life since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.8. Before the upgrade, I could use my ...
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Terrible GUI lag/glitchiness after reboot in Mountain Lion 10.8.2

I got a brand new Retina MacBook Pro (2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, Mountain Lion 10.8.2) a couple months ago, and it was buttery smooth (for the most part) at first. However, one day I turned ...
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Application similar to MS Paint to do graphical work on Mac

This is going to sound silly to someone who does this everyday.. but I am confused about something. What do people use to do similar things like with MS Paint (not Paint.net), e.g. stuff like making ...
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Mac Pro (mid 2010) grinds to a halt when display is rotated to portrait

I have a Mac Pro Mid 2010 with two ATI Radion 5770's driving 6 Dell U2412M's. Problem is, when even just one of these displays is rotated to portrait, the entire system grinds to a halt. CPU usage ...
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Display forwarding - for non-X programs?

I ask this anticipating the answer is 'no', but - is it possible to forward graphics windows on mac the way you would forward X11 windows, i.e. via ssh? I'm thinking specifically of the python ...
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Fix bad image quality in dark images in iMovie

I have an iMovie project (stop motion animation). Everything is fine, except for a dark scene. The photos get pixelated and blocked, and really ruined. The original image is very sharp and clear, yet ...
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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How to Generate a Globe / Sphere of Icons / Images

Does anyone know how to generate a sphere of icons like Apple has done in their keynotes. Such as: http://blog.utest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/iStock_000020649912XSmall.jpg or ...
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Images centered on safari

Is there a way (preferably stable —doesn't matter if it's difficult to configure— but you forget about it once done) to make Safari displaying images centered? I mean, if you are viewing an image ...
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Various applications are not redrawing areas of their screen (glitchy graphics)

There are a few applications that consistently show graphic glitches. I think it started happening on a recent Mac OS X update. I have: Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C60) Intel HD Graphics 288 MB (can switch ...
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Safari 6 rendering issues/artifacts (on Mountain Lion)

Final update I just received an email from Apple confirming this bug has been fixed in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I've been having rendering issues with Safari 6 on different systems all running ...