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DropBox syncing all folders, again?

After HDD failure I replaced my iMac HDD and restored Time Machine backup. Now dropbox likes to resync all of my files, nearly 1 million of them! Is it normal?
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iMac running OS X 10.2.8 doesn't get an IP address on Wi-Fi

I just bought an old iMac (model identifier PowerMac6,1) running Mac OS X 10.2.8. Everything is working great except the internet connection. There is an Airport option for connecting to WiFi, so I'm ...
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Internal mic not working on 2008 iMac running 10.7.5

I just got my iMac back from Apple---they had to replace the video card for me---and the internal mic is not working. In System Preferences -> Sound, I can select "Internal Microphone" or "Line In" ...
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OSX Screensaver photo repeat problem

I have an iMac running OSX 10.8.4 and I have a large collection of photos (10,000+) that I want displayed during the screensaver. I would like to see a uniform distribution of all photos. However, I ...
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Mac stops responding temporarily

My iMac stops responding and if I click in any program the wait-wheel appears, most animations ( web pages animations,apps and others) stop, but after a few seconds it starts working again,... after a ...
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Current passing through me from Macbook to iMac?

I recently bought a UPS for my iMac and it runs just fine. However, sometimes I also run a MacBook Pro nearby and when I have my hand in contact with the MacBook and reach across to touch the ...
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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing on Windows 8 (iMac)

So I have a mid-2010 iMac 22" that I just installed Windows 8 on, but cannot get the Boot Camp 5 drivers to install. I was unaware that my mid-2010 iMac was technically unsupported for the Windows 8, ...
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iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem

I have a problem with a Wi-Fi 5GHz connection on my iMac. I configured the 5 GHz network in the network settings, but iMac doesn't discover it. Usually it is connected to the 2.4 GHz network, and ...
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Why does MacBook connect to AirPort Express but has no internet connection, while iMac works just fine? [duplicate]

My 2007 MacBook (10.6.8) worked perfectly fine with my AirPort Express, until I added a 2010 iMac (10.8.4) to the network. When I first setup the iMac it connected to the AirPort Express, but not to ...
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iMac keyboard for programming. Is that comfortable or I should buy another one?

I'm planning to buy an iMac next month. I'm a software developer. I usually use the Microsoft Keyboard for my programming tasks, It has a great ergonomics. I tried iMac's keyboard in the store but ...
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how do i resize my webpages with osx 10.6.8

I just created a new user account and want my webpages to appear as they do in my Administrator account without having to stretch it using the arrows in the lower right corner I'm using osx 10.6.8
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How can I toggle sound output device ( headphones / speakers ) with my headphones plugged in? [duplicate]

When I plug my headphones the iMac I can't change the output sound device from System Preferences anymore (what a wonderful design choice). Is there any other way I can do that? Note: I know there ...
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Case-modding, “recasing” of imac?

I wonder, if there had been any more efforts in "re-casing" iMacs -- putting an iMac in a different case. The reason i ask is that a lot of older iMacs tend to overheat. My own iMac from mid 2006 ...
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Comparison of the new macbook air and iMac Core Duo 2 2.66

I am planning to buy the new Macbook Air 13", as I need something more mobile, but only have a limited budget. So the Air 13" seems like a perfect solution. Currently I have a iMac which I bought ...
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Can't change wallpaper for Secondary Desktop Ive already tried system preferences

I cant change the secondary desktop wallpaper. ive already gone to system preferences and have chosen a wallpaper for second desktop but it remains all white???
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Multi Monitor - MacBook - How can we display one specific desktop for each monitor?

I have a very regular projector, nothing fancy. A user should normally work on that computer, however, if a projector is connected, the projects should display a specific Desktop, instead of the one ...
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Using a Macbook Pro alongside an iMac

If I have a 27" iMac, I understand I can use the display as an external monitor for my Macbook Pro. Presumably I can use the bluetooth keyboard as well as an external input? Can you still run the ...
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iMac ram memory installing 16GB vs 20GB

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac with i7 processor. It came with 4 gigs of ram (2x2GB). I just bought 2x8GB of matched memory. I am wondering two things 1. is it good/bad/neutral to leave in the ...
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2008 iMac upgraded to Mountain Lion now boots slowly?

We have an Early 2008 Aluminium iMac. 2.4 GHz Core2 Duo, regular HDD. I think it came with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM but we upgraded to 2 GB. It originally came with Leopard but we upgraded to Snow Leopard on ...
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Is there room for two drives in the 27" 2012 iMac?

I've looked around a bit, but can't find anybody saying whether there is room in the new slim iMac for an extra internal SSD. I used this tutorial about a year ago to add an additional SSD to my Mid ...
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OSX 10.5.8 Function keys problem

I just unpacked my iMac after sitting in a box for 6 months and added a new Apple bluetooth keyboard. In the "international" settings I set the input menu to that of my country and all keys work ...
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how do i restore my wiped erased imac OS X

My iMac was stolen,using the find my iphone app I erased, wiped it. 2 days later I got it back. I'm trying to get it workin again.Was told to take it to a apple dealer to be fixed.The closest one is ...
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iMac OS 10.4.11 internet sharing won't enable

I have used internet sharing to connect other items such as iPod touch, Wii or my work laptop via WiFi using the airport and internet sharing. I turned the internet sharing off ( not the first time ...
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IMac alarm noise

I have a five year old iMac that started making an alarm pulsing noise. I rebooted. Worked ok for awhile and it did it again. I am afraid to open the computer again. What is causing this? Thanks
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For the Apple SSD drives, will they run slower with less free space available?

From what I understand, most SSDs will run slower once there is 20% or less free space available, due to TRIM/garbage collection. However, are Apple SSDs the same way? The reason I ask is because ...
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What port is this?

Questions: Is the display plug in the following picture indeed a Mini-DVI? Would this cable work? (I would use a regular DVI Male to Male with it)? Why? My friend wants to connect her Mac ...
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Launchd - Run as if you're logged in as a user using sudo

Is there a way to do this? Basically I'm trying to run a script that needs to launch a program. Putting the script in /Library/LaunchDaemons works fine, but everything gets run as if its the root ...
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My imac reports full wifi signal when internet is actually not connected

You closed a thread because it was not a real question. My wifi says I have full connection, but my internet won't work. I know it sounds weird but the problem described is a problem I am trying ...
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iMac w/ Bootcamp and 2 external Mini DisplayPort?

I know this does NOT work: iMac Core i7 (late 2012) with Windows 7 Bootcamp and 2 external Thunderbold Displays. Does THIS work? iMac Core i7 (late 2012) with Windows 7 Bootcamp and 2 external Mini ...
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Cannot Share Screen with MBA which is behind Airport Extreme

I'm trying to connect from iMac mid 2010 (10.8.3) to my MBA 2011 (10.8.3) using the Share Screen button in Finder. I'm able to connect, but unfortunately the connection is closed in a minute and it's ...
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iMac does not show bootable USB drive on boot menu

I downloaded the Linux USB Image of memtest86 and used dd to get the image on a USB flash drive. Whenever I used it on an iMac Late 2006 (running SL) or the newest Macbook Air 13'' (running ML) the ...
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Connecting iMac 2012 to an Yamaha Amplifier

I just bought a 2012 iMac and I want to connect it to my Yamaha Amplifier. On my previous PC setup I had an external audio card which connected to the Amplifier via an optical cable. However, I don't ...
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iMac applications restored from back-up are not opening

My one year old iMac failed to boot, after SMC and PRAM reseting I got the hard disc replaced and it is working again. Now when I opened my back up, all the applications were ...
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Restored from Time Machine but NO applications

Really puzzled here. Had a power cut and imac (27", OSX 10.8.3) wouldn't restart/boot up afterwards. Tried unplugging, restarting, safe start, zap pram etc. no luck, just 'Apple logo screen' Used ...
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Installing windows on late 2009 iMac 27"

I've sucessfully installed Win 7 x64 twice on my imac before. However the 2009 iMacs had faulty HDD, I had it replaced and after that I have trouble installing windows. I know about the display ...
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Using a KVM with an iMac and an external monitor

Can I use an iMac (the mid-2010 21" model, to be exact) with a KVM, by sharing an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor with the iMac and another PC? I know I can't use the iMac monitor as a shared ...
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Freezing, disk i/o problems iMac

I have a desktop iMac with Snow Leopard installed on it. Every few minutes, I get freezing and "kernel disk0s2: I/O Error" in my console. I did some research, and found that my hard drive (a WD I ...
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Connect two iMacs and an LED Cinema Display to MacBook Pro

In my office I have a brand new Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, an older iMac (Mini DisplayPort), and an LED Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort). I want to connect these three displays to my MacBook Pro with ...
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Sending files from imac to Samsung Galaxy Stellar

I paired the devices once and was able to send a created ringtone from my iMac to the phone. A little while later, I deleted that ringtone as it was being played in music. I now want it back and ...
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Password Reset using Mac OS X install media

I forgot my password for my imac. If I reset my password using the Mac OS X install media, will I loose all data stored in my computer?
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Samsung SSD in older Imac (24" Alu)? Trim support?

I have an older 24" iMac (Model 8.1 with Mountain Lion) and would like to extend its life a bit by adding a 256GB SSD. Samsung SSDs seem to be coming down in price (and are possibly well reusable if ...
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How does the iMac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX compare to Desktop cards?

I'm considering buying a new iMac and am wondering what the GTX675MX will do (have a hard time finding comparisons or tests with that). I plan to use it for gaming (part with bootcamp/Windows7 if ...
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Connect old Cinema Display (24") as 2nd Display to newest iMac?

I'm considering buying a new 27" iMac (current model sold now). I still have a 24" Cinema display (mini display port) that I currently have connected to an older iMac. Now I'm wondering if this will ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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How do I virtually disconnect an external monitor?

I have a iMac that is connected to an external monitor to extend my screen. Into that same monitor I have a separate Windows box that I need to run sometimes. The Windows box goes in through VGA and ...
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install Lion on Imac with macbook-pro HDD copy

Is it possible to do a new lion install on an imac if you copied/cloned the HDD of your macbook-pro (with CCC)? In theory that is ofcourse, because it won't. The installer log, mentions: missing ...
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How long (time/duration) should a complete restore on an iMac from Time Machine take?

I was getting long boot times when I would log onto my account and even my kids' accounts on my iMac (2008 Intel Core 2 Duo). Then I could not launch Disk Utility and other standard, pre-installed ...
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Using iMac as Mac Pro display

I currently have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) which I would like to use as display for a new Mac Pro. How do I do that?
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How can I read the video input from a game cube on the iMac screen

The Game cube has a video output wire that looks like this : How can read the video input on an iMac with this? What do I need to buy? What software should I use?
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iMac monitor leaves watermark-like window stamps after a while

I'm not sure how to compile a logic title for this question, so if the title is unclear, suggest an edit. Here's a description of the problem I am experiencing: Whenever my iMac has been on for a few ...