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Screen sharing MacBook-pro to iMac

I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe ...
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App Store, iMacs and Macbook pros

I made the mistake of using my personal app store account when setting up my school's computers. Of course, there didn't seem to be a choice... now that I've done that, how do I permit the users of ...
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Compiling LaTeX in Apple products: is something like pdflatex around?

My Apple friends says that they cannot compile LaTeX. I don't have a Mac at hand to test what the problem is. How can I get something like pdflatex to get LaTeX compiled on a Mac such as a MacBook ...
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iMac display — can't change screen brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7

I can't change iMac (2011) display brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7. When I press F1 it shows icon and even fill the bar, but nothing happen to display. What have I tried: Reinstalling support ...
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Boot from different drive without using Alt/Option

My 2011 27 inch iMac will not boot, it plays the startup sound and then freezes on a white screen. I am fairly confident I could fix it myself if I could get it to boot from a USB drive or external ...
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Can a PC with Thunderbolt use 2011 iMac in target display mode?

I just purchased Lenovo T430s laptop with Thunderbolt and I'm wondering if I should be able to use my 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt as an external display using target display mode. So far, no luck. ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...
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What can be done to fix a 2011 iMac that will not boot past the white screen?

I have now tried opening the iMac and removing the cables to the SSD, it still gets stuck on the white screen. I tried again, removing the cables to the HDD as well and the same thing occurs. No idea ...
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iMac boots with one RAM, but not two

I've got a curious little problem going on over here. I've got an old late 2006 iMac (the white one). Was sportin' 1gb of ram, so I went and bought some more (4gb). Actually I bought two of those, and ...
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Target iMac does not wake up with the main iMac

I have two 27" iMac connected via a Thunderbolt cable. I press Command+F2, the target computer joyfully becomes a second screen for the primary iMac. Joy of joys! I come back in the morning, or after ...
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iMac display wakes up even when no one is using it

I have my iMac set to set the display to sleep after 15 minutes. I notice at night that, even when no one is touching the computer, the display will come on for a while and then to go back to sleep ...
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Stop iMac from sleeping when used as an external display

I have an iMac which I sometimes use as an external display for my Macbook Air. Normally, I want the iMac to go to sleep after about 30mins except when I have the Air attached. Is there any app (or ...
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Two External Drives on iMac

Can I use the Keyboard USB Port for a second External Drive on my iMac? I've seen warnings to not use the keyboard port for external drives, but no explanation. How do I use 2 external drives, if not ...
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Stream movie on Apple TV 3 from iTunes on iMac G4

Is it possible to stream movies via old version of iTunes (iMac G4) on Apple TV 3 or is the latest version needed?
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Screen-saver resizes my windows

I have an iMac(27" from 2010) and while running Lion I tried to HiDPI modes that gives me 1280x720 and larger text. I did change back to 2560x1440 long before upgrading my system to Mountain Lion. If ...
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iMac 2011 spinning beach ball after login

the following is the HW profile of my iMac: Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz ...
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iMac doesn't recognize my MacBook Pro when connecting via mini DisplayPort

I use my iMac as an external monitor for my MacBook Pro via mini DisplayPort. But, sometimes, it fails. The iMac went black for some seconds when I plugged the cable in but it went back into the ...
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iMac reachability over sleep

I've got an issue with my iMac... Let me explain the configuration: The router is connected to the internet, the WiFi is turned off. Time Capsule is connected to the router with an ethernet cable, ...
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Can I hook up a MyBook Thunderbolt Duo external drive to a late 2009 Mac with mini DisplayPort?

Can I hook up a MyBook Thunderbolt Duo external drive (only has Thunderbolt ports) with a Thunderbolt cable to a late 2009 iMac (with mini DisplayPort) and use it for storage (at a slower speed) until ...
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Ordering a 21.5" iMac with a different graphics card

I've searched through the site but it seems nobody asked this. Basically, my question is: When ordering a new 21.5" iMac, is it possible to choose a different graphics card other than the listed ...
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My iMac refuses to log me in

I'm not an idiot, caps lock is off, num lock is off, I am using the correct password. When I type in an incorrect password, the screen shakes as it's supposed to. When I type in the correct ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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Can you turn off or disable the display on an iMac?

I'd like to turn off my iMac display while connected to it via a remote desktop session. I'm using TeamViewer or LogMeIn, and unfortunately the screen stays on during those sessions when it really ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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Making Apple USB SuperDrive work with other Apple Hardware

At the time it shipped, the System Requirements for the Apple USB SuperDrive said it worked with precisely three models of computer: MacBook Pro with Retina display MacBook Air computer Mac mini ...
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How can I download something with display turned off (Ctrl+Shift+Eject)?

In Lion I could just press Ctrl+Shift+Eject to turn off display on iMac. In Mountain Lion it looks like this shortcut turns off whole computer. It looks like sleeping mode. So my downloads stop when ...
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iMac has white screen, runs fine otherwise

Working in Xcode as usual, suddenly the entire display goes white. I have a second monitor hooked up for non-Xcode things, so I managed to fish the System Preferences window out of the iMac display ...
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Can you give me buying advice of a 6970 card in a 27" iMac for just Photoshop, Lightroom, no video or games?

Thinking of buying the 27" iMac---I've given up waiting for the new desktop. Only to be used for my images, files up to 1GB, no gaming, no video production. Will the 6970 card be worth the extra ...
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GPU temperature is above 70 C, and CPU fan is above 2400 rpm

I've had my iMac for two years now. I play a lot of games and watch a lot of HD videos. In the past week, the computer has gotten a lot hotter than usual and it stutters a lot, and I feel like the two ...
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iMac wiped clean, no install disc

I just bought two iMac's at an auction, they were both wiped clean before the sale. The problem is when I turn them on I'm getting a screen with an icon of a folder with a question mark. So the guy ...
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Early 2009 24" iMac Graphics / Display problem [VIDEO]

So here is the situation... I came home from work one day and my iMac would not turn on, no chime, no fans, nothing. It had stormed earlier that day so I was wondering if something tragic happened. ...
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Where can i get tiger os 10.4.x?

I have an old iMac G5 and want to install the original OS on it but can't seem to find the original disks. Is there a good source to legitimately obtain copies of older Apple operating systems?
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Reduce memory usage in OS X Lion

I have a summer-2006 iMac with 2Gb memory. I use it mainly for "mainstream usage" : browse the web (including web-based applications such as Gmail) access a remote server (through screen sharing / ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac use Target Display Mode on a Thunderbolt MacBook running Windows?

If I have: 2011 27" iMac (running OS X) 2012 15" MacBook Pro (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp) and connect the MacBook to the iMac via a Thunderbolt cable, can the iMac use Target Display Mode to ...
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Is there any way to use a 2011 iMac as a monitor for a non-Thunderbolt PC?

With a 2010 iMac I would be able to connect an HDMI to mini DisplayPort cable from a GPU to the iMac and have the iMac act a monitor using Target Display Mode. However, after some research I found ...
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Why does Boot Camp in Windows 7 regularly disappear from the tray?

Boot Camp (Bootcamp.exe) regularly seems to unload itself with Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition. I usually find out when I try to use fn + Volume keys (f11, f12) and it doesn't work. Then I see the Boot ...
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USB vs FW400 for iMac G4 external backup drive?

I am setting up an old iMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.5.8 as a computer to back things up from my network. I.e. it uses SSHFS to mount network shares and back up their contents (about 120GB) to a ...
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Cannot connect 40“ Samsung to 27” mac

I have got both an 27" iMac and a Samsung 40" TV in the same room for kids. They are only 10ft away from each other, and I'd like to get a mirror image of the iMac onto the TV. I've seen this work in ...
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Weird mouse issue with OS X 10.7.4 on 21" iMac

I'm having some strange problems with my year-old iMac running OS X 10.7.4. After clicking on a menu item on the top menu bar, the drop down menu that appears disappears instantly. This also happens ...
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Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
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Scrolling or resizing windows are no longer smooth on my iMac

Scrolling is no longer smooth on my iMac, neither is resizing windows by clicking the (+) button. This is happening just to my user, I created another user for testing, and everything was smooth with ...
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Siberia v2 microphone will not work with OS X or Windows XP in Boot Camp

Is there a workaround to get my Siberia v2 headset microphone to work with OS X or Boot Camp Windows XP? In OS X, the microphone is recognized but will not let me switch to it in Steam. The built-in ...
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Access and control home office network, iMacs, and XServes

I have a home office network comprised of: 1 Time Capsule 2 27" iMacs with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 2 XServes each with 2 quad cores running Max OS X Server 10.6.8 I use the ...
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Faulty 2006 iMac - what is it useful for?

I own a 2006 iMac, which, alas, has a known manufacturing fault. Because of the poorly-designed cooling system, the graphics card (soldered to the motherboard) has become defective and the system ...
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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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Safari Running slow on iMac under OS 10.4.11

We have a problem with Safari on a 'white' iMac running OS 10.4.11 Basically, it gets slower and slower with longer and longer periods of 'whirly ball' pauses. Then we restart the iMac and is OK for a ...
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Serious wifi disconnect problem on imac running os x lion latest

I'm having a serious problem with wifi on my imac 21.5inch running os x lion up to date. Everytime, it keeps disconnecting and then i reconnect it, then disconnect again, sometime it stays on for like ...
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iMac - Install XP Can't Set Primary Display on the Second Monitor

I installed XP SP3 in iMac 17 inch (Late 2006), also installed all drivers from BootCamp 2.0 drivers bundle, all works fine. The question is, I have two displays, and the video card of this iMAc is ...
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Icons “glued” to desktop and folders after prolonged Google Chrome use

I have a strange issue with Google Chrome and after searching far and wide have not found any info about it. After using Chrome for a while, ~30min+, the icons on my Mac are "glued" in place. I ...