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Second monitor on iMac not working with Lion

I have a mid-2011 Thunderbolt 21.5" iMac. A secondary monitor is connected to the iMac with a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable (a single cable, not an adaptor and cable). When I was running Snow ...
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How bad is it for a Mac to forcefully restart it when it freezes?

I have a 2011 27" iMac running OS X Lion. There is a known bug when iMac, after waking up from sleep mode, freezes while playing video (Flash in my case). It does not respond to any key combination ...
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Mirror (replicate) an iMac to a 2nd iMac

I have two 27" iMac's running Mac OS X Version 10.6.7 with the following specs: Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac10,1 Processor Name: Intel ...
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App for eye-friendly eBook reading on iMac or MacBook?

Is there any program that allows a user to read eBooks or PDFs in a way that does not bother the eyes, pretty much like what Kindle does? Maybe by reducing the illumination of the monitor and using ...
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If I'm not a gamer, what are the reasons I might need a higher-end GPU?

I'm buying a 27" iMac and having trouble understanding why I may need a higher-end GPU over the next 4-5 years (intended usage). I do lots of picture editing (Photoshop, Lightroom), movie playing ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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27" iMac w/ Thunderbolt in Target Display Mode

The new Thunderbolt Display offers multiple USB ports, a FireWire 800 port, and a gigabit Ethernet port to computers hooked up to it all through one Thunderbolt cable, enabling, for example, a MacBook ...
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Can the current (08/2011) 27" iMac support two extra screens without additional hardware?

I am currently considering a new iMac, but I was wondering if this would be able to support two extra monitors. The setup I am considering: iMac built-in 27" monitor. Current Dell 27" monitor @ ...
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Speeding up iMac (early 2006

I have an early 2006 iMac, the first with Intel CPU and now I am looking for speeding it up a little. I maxed out the RAM (2G) and my only other option is to install an SSD drive there. First of ...
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iMac is warming

I've 22 inch iMac. I am using it about 1 year and just noticed that the top back of the screen is very hot as i can't put my hand about half a minute on it. I've googled some and downloaded istat ...
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Is upgrading an iMac to an SSD over USB 2/FireWire an upgrade?

I bought the smallest 21" iMac model of the 2011 update cycle. I was planning on having the HDD replaced with an SSD later on. Turned out this would not be an option. So I'm either stuck with the ...
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Is it possible to force the next boot to be a recovery mode boot with a bluetooth keyboard?

I wanted to test the new recovery mode in Lion and can't find a way to enter that mode using a bluetooth keyboard. There are steps how to get a single user mode or safe boot using sudo nvram ...
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Is it possible to use an iMac's screen as a second monitor?

Is it possible to use an iMac (early 2008 model) as a second monitor (note: not with a second monitor)? I have a Windows 7 laptop (for work) and when working at home it would be nice if I could ...
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Using an iMac as a monitor for a mac mini

I currently have an old 21 inch iMac that won't run Lion because it doesn't have a 64 bit chip. Other than that it works absolutely fine. I am however a part time developer and so I really need to ...
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Can I use a Mac os x 10.6.6 that came with a newer iMac to install it on another one?

I recently purchased a brand new 27" iMac that came with snow leopard as the default os. I was wondering if I could use the back up disc that it came with to install it on my old 21" iMac that is 5 ...
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iMac and MacBook Pro Memory Specifications

i am about to purchase an iMac mid 2011 2.7 i5 that comes with 4 GB of ram preinstalled. I also have an mid 2009 macbook pro 13.3 2.26 computer. I wonder if i can install the 4gb ram of the iMac to ...
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Cannot connect iPhone 4 to iMac after Lion upgrade

I upgraded my 2009 model iMac to Lion yesterday. I can no longer connect my iPhone in order to synchronize with iTunes. Additionally, if I connect it to the USB port on my wired keyboard, it is also ...
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full wireless keyboard for iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: full wireless keyboard for iMac Are you aware of any full (with numpad, apple keys, preferably german layout) wireless keyboard that works well with the (latest gen) ...
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iMac external display blurry/fuzzy

I've just got my new 2011 iMac (OS X 10.6.8), but connecting my HP LP2475w via a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable leads to a very fuzzy screen. It's the correct resolution and refresh rate ...
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Can I use a Mid 2011 27 inch iMac (Thunderbolt) as a display for a PC?

There are other questions on here that are similar, but I believe they relate to older models. If this is a dupe please close it though - I just want to find out if this can be done. I bought a 27 ...
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How to move rent movies from iPod Touch to iMac?

I moved rented movies from my iMac to my iPod Touch with iTunes to watch them outside, but now I want to watch some of them at home. I tried to drag the rented movie in iPod Touch to iMac with ...
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IMac freezing intermittently--every few minutes. How can I fix this?

A couple of days ago, I was browsing, and downloading something from Usenet, when my iMac all of a sudden froze up, grinding to an unbearable slowness. After trying to tolerate what was happening for ...
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades ...
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iMac Snow Leopard using Apple Mail via Gmail: Can I get rid of “Sender” field?

My wife has a new iMac, and she has noticed that Yahoo mailing lists are rejecting her because Gmail is adding a "Sender:" field that has her Gmail address instead of the email address she's using. ...
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Network interfaces missing after software update [iMac 7,2]

I recently updated my iMac to Mac OS X 10.6.8, it took a while to come back up, and when it did start up, the network interfaces were missing and when trying to open the Network tab in system ...
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Which is the most powerful fan less iMac that uses a CRT for the display?

I am planning to use it as jukebox but I just know that apple started selling fanless iMac from 350mhz model... When did they stop doing fanless imacs? 700 mhz? I just care about crt models.
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Control iTunes remotely on 10.3.9 (or maximum 10.4.11)

I have this sweet old iMac 350 Mhz sitting in my dusty cellar. Filled with nostalgia I've fired it up and it is still working :) Thinking about how to use it, since it has no fans and good integrated ...
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What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?

Coming from a Linux background what are the main difficulties I will face if I start to work on iMac? I use to work on Linux with consoles and I know I have a huge apps repository (synaptics) for ...
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Is it possible to install an SSD and/or another hard drive after purchase in a 27" iMac?

I'm looking at buying a new iMac 27" for university and want the hard drive + ssd but the problem is that its so expensive. So is it possible to install another hard drive without adding in the ...
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unexpected forced logout on iMac

My iMac 24" is about 3 years old. Specs: 2.66ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4gb RAM / OS X 10.6.7 What happens is while I'm in the mid of using the machine, it suddenly goes back to the blue screen and ...
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Is it ok to mix 2 GB and 4 GB DIMMS in an iMac (mid 2011)?

I've been told it is important to use matching DIMMs when installing memory to take advantage of the 128 bit throughput. I'm looking to buy a new 27" iMac (mid 2011) which has 4 memory slots. If I put ...
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Professional video editing on Mac

I'm totally unaware about Macs and video editing. I have an iMac and a Sony camera that produces .mt2s files. I've heard that the Mac is the best for graphic and video editing, so I was wondering how ...
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xcode 4 download not completing properly

Yesterday I started downloading Xcode 4 to my iMac. It's a very large file, around 4 GB. The next day I found that only 2 GB of it is downloaded and the download had stopped. Before leaving my ...
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Aperture and iTunes freezing, bringing down Snow Leopard entirely

I've got a 27" dual-core iMac of the generation before the current one. HDD is 2 TB, RAM is 8 GB. I've got Aperture 3 installed and updated, with a photo library totaling 180 GB. With increasing ...
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Control iMac and LED Cinema Display Brightness Simultaneously

I have a iMac 27'' and a LED Cinema Display 27'' connected to it. And I've noticed that to be able to control brightness I need to open the Display.prefPanel and modify the brightness of the displays ...
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Using FaceTime HD Camera without FaceTime

I have a Facetime HD camera in my new iMac but no one else I know has one. How can I test the HD capability of it? Photobooth doesn't take pictures in HD.
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iMac running Snow Leopard won't resolve DNS

Having problems with an iMac that I bought today. It's a 21", 2ghz Dual Core with 4GB ram. I'm connecting to my router via ethernet, and I can load up my remote websites and servers using the ip ...
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WIth the new iMac how do we connect an external screen?

For all that own or know this in the new version. Is the Thunderbolt output compatible with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter? If not, how do we connect our external monitor? If yes, with the ...
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How to move Mail messages from Apple Mail back on to Hotmail server?

When I first configured Apple Mail, I mistakenly opted not to keep a copy of mail on the Hotmail server. I've now changed that, but would like to move Inbox items that are on Apple Mail back on to the ...
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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most Mac-compatible linux distribution

I want to install Ubuntu on my iMac. But I don't want to use Unity. I want to use Gnome 3. I can install it over Ubuntu (as I do on my laptop) but I know that Fedora and OpenSuse use Gnome 3 natively. ...
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What is the point with iMac + SSD?

The newly released iMac can be built with an optional 256 GB SSD. To complement this, the new iMac's also contains the Intel Z68 chipset: Z68 mproves performance by putting files that are ...
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iMac fans stopped, what must I do?

Just a minute ago my iMac's fan stopped spinning (sound like it broke). I heared no noise coming out of it anymore and I quickly checked iStat which reported a fan rotation speed of 0 rpm (usually ...
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Why do the new iMacs have mobile video cards?

I noticed that the new iMacs graphics cards are AMD Radeon HD 6970M. Why do the new iMacs have mobile video cards? What are the implications of those cards? Are those cards as powerful as dedicated ...
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The new iMacs come with AMD HD 6770M or HD 6970M. How do they compare?

the 27" versions of the new iMac come with either the AMD HD 6770M or HD 6970M GPU. How do they compare performancewise? Is it worth its money?
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Does the 2011 iMac have SATA 3 support?

I'm excited about the iMac 2011 refresh, but I'm troubled by the news that there are no SATA 3 connections. There's lots of confusion on Mac Rumors and OWC blogged that there is no SATA 3. I was ...
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Is Snow Leopard Server a good candidate for everyday use as a main OS?

Although similar questions have been asked before [1,2] non of them fully address whether OSX 10.6 Sever is a good candidate for everyday use on a top of the line computer. For the really lazy; 1 - ...
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Quick OSX startup

I am totally new to OSX so sorry for this beginners question. If I would like to reduce the startup time (from being completely without power to being able to use Safari) of a new (HDD only, no SSD) ...
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Buying a new imac, which memory should i get?

For the new imacs that just came out, which memory upgrade should I get? This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095 or: ...
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How can I restrict only iPad to be connectable to USB port of Mac?

I would like to allow iPads to be connected to Mac for provisioning of applications on the devices, but would also like to prohibit any other device from being connected to USB port for security ...