iMac, a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers from Apple

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
835 views

Is storing an iMac sideways safe?

I have some old devices in storage on their sides. They are otherwise completely normal - well ventilated, etc, etc. except that they could only fit when they are on their sides. After being reminded ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Which Macs support HDCP on their built-in / native displays?

Which Macs, both desktop and portable, support HDCP on their native displays? The web is awash with information on connected displays, and which support it, don't support it, and stories of people who ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Simulate touchpad or gestures on iMac

I recently started using a MacBook Air and find some of the gestures such as the double click zoom in Safari extremely useful, I'm aware I can zoom normally using cmd - (+) but find the gesture zoom ...
-1
votes
1answer
528 views

Any difference from Apple instructions when installing Bootcamp to dual-drive iMacs?

Apple's Bootcamp instructions make no mention of how to proceed with a dual-drive iMac. Are there any differences in formatting/installation procedures involving either or both of the drives? I am new ...
4
votes
4answers
4k views

How to speed up my iMac (Mid 2007) running Lion

I've had this 24" Al iMac since it came out in August 2007. 2.8 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo (X7900 Core 2 Extreme) 2GB 667 DDR2 The machine has never been rebuilt, and the profile is the original profile ...
0
votes
0answers
167 views

On occasion why does my iMac drop my wi-fi network?

Every once and a while my iMac drops my Wi-fi network and then refuses to see it until I reboot. What's interesting is typically I only see one maybe 2 available wi-fi networks that are not my own. ...
11
votes
6answers
10k views

Can 'Find My Mac' work while the computer is sleeping?

Is the 'Find My Mac' feature of iCloud supposed to work while the computer is sleeping? I use this feature to check on things every once in a while, as well as show the feature off to other people. ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

iMac is mysteriously unable to use WiFi that works for all other systems

So, my house has Wifi that works pretty consistently with all of our computers, both macs and PC's. However, we just set up our iMac (which runs Snow Leopard) for the first time in a few months, and ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I get Angry Birds on my Mac?

I tried using iTunes, but it only seems to have downloads for iPhone and iPad only. How can I get a version I can play on my iMac?
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Turning off ambient light control?

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac. I have realized that the screen brightness adjusts depending on the ambient light. When the sun hides behind the clouds, and the room gets darker, the brightness decreases. ...
2
votes
1answer
646 views

MBP'13 (Late 2011) Win7 (BootCamp) + iMac'27 (Mid 2011) as an external display?

Is it possible to use iMac'27 (Mid 2011, MacOS) as an external/target mode display for the MBP'13 (Late 2011) running Windows 7 in Bootcamp? I'm using thunderbolt cable. It works perfectly fine if ...
2
votes
3answers
10k views

DVI to Thunderbolt?

I'm looking into get a 27" iMac, and I'm debating whether to get the 2010 or 2011 versions. With the 2010 version, I can use the iMac as an external monitor for my gaming PC with the use of a ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

Can I direct the audio signal from Apple TV?

I have the following equipment: I have all my music files stored in iTunes on the pictured iMac. When I play music it follows a path from the iMac through the Time Capsule to the Airport Express. ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Using iMac (2010) as a display for my PC laptop with with VGA only output (female)

I'm trying to figure out how to connect and use my PC laptop having VGA video output (female) to iMac 27 (2010). Found some articles about connecting PCs having miniDisplay port but it's not my case. ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Xserve display problems during installation

I've had to reinstalled OS X Server on 2 Xserve machines. The first went fine. See this link for some background. When I went to the second machine, everything seemed to go OK. As it takes 30 minutes ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Reboots hang. Cold Starts Boot on iMac 27" i7 (Mid 2010)

I've been having a problem with my iMac i7 (mid 2010) for quite awhile. Any kind of restart from a software update, or a user selected restart, causing the iMac to get stuck on the restart gray screen ...
3
votes
1answer
676 views

Why do I have to reboot my iMac and Wacom Cintiq after sleep?

I have an iMac and a 24 inch Wacom Cintiq. When I put the iMac to sleep, it freezes and I have to restart both the iMac and the Wacom Cintiq. How can I get around this?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Mixing memory sizes

I'm looking at upgrading the memory in my mid-2011 iMac. Is there any problem with sticking in 2 4GB modules alongside the existing 2GB modules?
9
votes
2answers
12k views

Can I get sound out of both iMac and attached Thunderbolt Display?

I have a dual monitor setup (iMac + Thunderbolt Display). The System Preferences > Sound > Output setup only allows me to choose between one or the other monitor. This causes the sound to come only ...
5
votes
4answers
10k views

iMac iPhone USB Internet Sharing

I have a MacBook Pro and a iMac. On the MacBook I see a network interface named "iPhone USB" in my Network Settings. On the MacBook the internet sharing over usb works fine. But on the iMac it doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I make my external Thunderbolt 27" display's brightness match my iMac's brightness?

I'm running my 27" iMac with a 27" Thunderbolt display, and I'm having trouble getting their brightnesses to match. It seems like checking "Automatically adjust brightness" on both causes different ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Mini display port cable and Thunderbolt cable compatibility

I need to run a Mini DisplayPort cable from a last generation Xserve to a circa late 2010 iMac so I can directly share the iMac's display while I set up the Xserve. Apple no longer carries Mini ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

iMac as PS3 Screen

I was considering getting a PS3 and I'm planning to connect it to my 27" iMac (late 2009 model). What is the best way to connect the two? UPDATE: Considering the price of all the adapters and the ...
12
votes
9answers
19k views

How can I make my 27“ iMac and my 27” Thunderbolt display the same height?

I'm using an external 27" Thunderbolt display with my 27" iMac and I want the iMac and display to have the same height. By default, the Thunderbolt display is about an inch shorter than the iMac, ...
3
votes
2answers
389 views

How can I operate 2 XServes and 2 iMacs from 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (both bluetooth)?

I have 2 Xserves and 2 iMacs. I would like to control them with 1 Apple wireless keyboard and one Apple Magic Mouse. I have seen a device from IOGear a Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, which made ...
3
votes
2answers
856 views

Replacing HDD on iMac G3

I bought a used iMac G3 recently and I am trying to get it at max performance. Atm I am at the phase of replacing the HDD. I read on some places that 7200 RPM drives may have overheat problems in the ...
1
vote
1answer
362 views

Any way to change recommended resolution for all users on a Mac (preferably via Terminal)?

I work on a college campus with a number of iMacs hooked up to projectors. For some reason, after imaging, they all default to 800x600 resolution on both the iMacs and the projectors, despite their ...
0
votes
2answers
913 views

Will this brand of third-party RAM work in my Mid 2010 iMac?

I am looking to update my iMac's Mid 2010 RAM from 4GB to 12GB and wondering if this RAM is alright to use and what is the difference between the two sets of RAM because they are the same price, both ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
0
votes
5answers
3k views

iMac WiFi connection to my router is unstable

I got an iMac about half a year ago (2011 version). It has been fine, until recent weeks. Now the iMac loses its connection to my wireless router frequently. I have to turn off WiFi on the iMac and ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Upgrading iMac G3 memory

I got an iMac g3 450 mhz (summer 2000 i think) and i want to upgrade its memory. I know i need PC 100/133 168 pin . I already got one 512mb from amazon with those specs although it didn't work. For ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I use my iMac as a network for my iPad 2?

My iMac goes online via a Verizon wireless device. I don't know what my "network" is called and how to use it to go online on my iPad 2.
0
votes
0answers
250 views

Why does Lion crash on my iMac after sleeping?

I have a three month old 27" iMac with 8GB of memory. If allowed to go into sleep mode more than a few minutes, the system becomes unresponsive. Only way to exit is to hold start button. Any ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

27" iMac (fall of 2010) won't shut down

Whenever I try to shut down my iMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, running 10.7.3), it closes out all programs, goes to the gray screen with the spinning ball and just hangs there. This occurs in restart or ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

Can my Thunderbolt Macbook Air drive my Mini DisplayPort iMac as an external display?

I've run an iMac as an external display for a Mac laptop before, but am wondering if my new setup can work like that. I have: 2011 Macbook Air with Thunderbolt 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort mini ...
3
votes
1answer
386 views

Will the old version of Airport Utility still be usable if I upgrade to 6.0? [duplicate]

I would like to know if, once I upgrade Airport Utility to version 6.0, the old version I had previously will disappear, and I want to know if I can use both of them (old and new) on the same Mac.
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Can I connect 3 screens to my iMac?

I am trying to connect iMac to 2 other monitors as well as my TV. That is a total of 4 displays. HERE IS MY PLAN!!!-(I'm not rich) I have a 21.5 inch iMac that has one thunderbolt port but can also be ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to sync mail accounts between iMac and iPad2 properly?

I'm trying to sync my email accounts between my new iMac and an iPad 2. The problem is that if I read or delete a message on the iMac, the same email appears on iPad as not deleted and not read. Any ...
-1
votes
2answers
113 views

Buying a mac - help needed with specs [closed]

I am a mobile developer. I have some expertise in Android development, and now I wish to start developing for the iPhone \ iPad. I plan to be using xcode for iOS 5. I found this deal on a second-hand ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

iMac Superdrive Replacement

I have a late 2009 iMac 24 (9,1) Basically, my superdrive is either dead, or dieing. I put a disc in it recently, and it failed to do anything other than make odd noises then eject it. Then on ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

SSD in iMac 21.5" Mid 2011

I'm not sure if I should buy an SSD for my iMac 21.5" Mid 2011 alongside the internal 500GB hard drive. First Question: Should I replace the CD drive with an SSD or use an external (Thunderbolt) one? ...
0
votes
1answer
420 views

iMac 2011 with MacBook Air 2010

I have iMac 2011 with ThunderBolt and MacBook Air 2011 with Mini DisplayPort. Can I connect them with a ThunderBolt cable? It is for work in Photoshop on two displays. Thanks!
1
vote
2answers
544 views

Remotely working on iMac, but with screen darkened

I have my main iMac in my kids room (little house, alas) and often I have to work late at night; I'd like to connect from my MacBook to the iMac keeping the screen black, as in sleep mode. Is there ...
2
votes
2answers
203 views

Change Mac username

How can I change the username that pops up every time admin access is requested ? I've tried updating the account name in System Preferences -> Accounts
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Why is my iTunes library in iCloud grayed out?

I got a new MacBook Air. I registered with iCloud purchased iTunes Match and now my whole iTunes library (originally on my iMac) shows up in iTunes on the MacBook Air, but it's all grayed out and ...
0
votes
0answers
250 views

2008 iMac Kernel Panic on Boot (from anything)

My friend has a 2008 iMac which ran into some issues lately - was taken to a genius bar and otld the RAM failed, so new RAM was put in. Now, though, we can't get it to boot from anything - HDD gives ...
3
votes
1answer
398 views

iMac keyboard stops working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Keyboard disconnects The wireless Apple keyboard that came with my iMac has a tendency to suddenly disconnect from my iMac without no sensible reason (its not ...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Why does my iMac freeze since I upgraded to Lion? And how can I fix it?

My iMac (late 2009) worked great with Snow Leopard. After upgrading to Lion I am loosing the Mac vs. Windows war at home. The iMac freeze except for the mouse. The only thing to do is to restart with ...
6
votes
7answers
10k views

How Do I Disable the Webcam on an External Thunderbolt Display

I've got an iMac 27" paired with a Thunderbolt 27" display that's rotated to portrait mode. Both of them have integrated webcams. Some applications are screwy and inconsistent about letting me pick ...