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Home Sharing from Dell to iMac

How do you use home sharing from a Windows 7 Dell, to an iMac desktop? I can't seem to figure it out
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Multiple desktop backgrounds: 27" iMac/Mission Control: animation problem

I've just installed a 27" iMac running 10.8 with 16 GB RAM. I use 4 desktops at a time with different backgrounds in each. When changing between e.g. desktops 2 and 3, via CTRL-right-arrow, Mission ...
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How to reformat the latest iMac?

I need to reformat my work mac. My boss bought it about a month ago, so it's one of the newer ones that didn't come with an installation disc. It's running mountain lion and has a bluetooth keyboard ...
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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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MacBook Air + iMac + external display

I have a setup of a MacBook Air (2013), an iMac (2009), and a regular external monitor. I’m able to connect either the iMac or the monitor to the MacBook and use them as an additional screen. Is there ...
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Seagate 4TB, 3,5" / SATA III (ST4000DM000) and SK-3500 Super-S Combo

I bought a 4TB 3.5", SATA III Seagate Desktop HD and put it into a SK-3500 Super-S Combo. My iMac (late 2009) did, however, not detect the HD when I connect it. Since I cannot see it, I am unable to ...
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Restore Time Machine backup onto different Mac

I currently have an older iMac (first Intel generation - 2 GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM. I am running OS X 10.6.8 and cannot upgrade to any newer OS to to hardware limitations. I have ...
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ram upgrade works in safe mode but not in normal mode

I have new installed 8 gb ram in to my 2010 imac i3. It kernel panic when booted, but worked when I start it in safe mode. It also shows as 12 GB ram. ( 4 Gb original and 8 gb new. ) How can I ...
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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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How can I connect my IMac 4.1 (Late 2006) to the most current mac mini to use as a monitor for work. [duplicate]

I need to connect my mac mini to my IMAC 4.1's monitor (late 2006) for work purposes. I would like to still use my computer running on Snow Leopard for personal use. Which cables do I need to connect ...
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Help needed installing OS X 10.6 on a clean iMac 8.1/early 2008

I have an iMac that has had the hard drive wiped completly clean, no partitions at all, just a blank drive, I have purchased OS X 10.6 installation DVD. I try to install OS X, the disc loads up and ...
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Apple USB Keyboard not working on 27" iMac (Intel Core i7)

I have two similar iMacs (27" - i7 - os10.8.4 ) and use Apple's extended USB keyboards on both of them. After a power outage neither keyboard will work on one iMac (A) although both keyboards work ...
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Entering superscript text (exponents) in TextEdit?

I am writing math problems on my iMac and I am using TextEdit. I need to add exponents to one of my problems. How can I do that?
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Will iMac G5 recognize external cd/dvd rom?

The SuperDrive on my G5 used to read disks without problems, but now it thinks all the disks I insert are empty. Now, I want to install different OS on it, and as I've read it can't be done with the ...
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iMac G5 works very loudly. How to fix it?

I only run Safari with maximum 3-5 tabs opened and the machine makes noise like a vacuum cleaner making it very hard to work on. Any ideas how to fix it?
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Can I use iMac G5 PowerPC for iOS app development?

Can I use iMac G5 PowerPC for iOS app development? If not, why?
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Can I change sensitivity of line input level? (as opposed to setting the volume)

I'm connecting a standard stereo tape output to an iMac line input socket. Setting input level in System Preferences > Sound > Input > Line In requires the slider to be barely "off the stop" before ...
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Upgrade this iMac to the latest version of Os X?

I have an iMac running 10.5.8. How well/badly do you think it would work if I upgrade to the most recent version of MacOsX (and can I leap there in one go, or do I need to first upgrade to an ...
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What can I use a iMac G5 17" 1.9GHz for?

I'm very new to the Apple world, and I want to buy iMac G5 17", 1.9GHz, 512GB of RAM (upgraded to 1.5GB) and ATI Radeon X600. What this machine can do in real life? I mean, these numbers mean to me ...
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Upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion

Is it possible for me with a 2007 iMac running Leopard (2.16 Ghz Intel 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) to upgrade to Mountain Lion? If not, is there any later version I can upgrade to? If I can ...
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Connection failed to Time Capsule

I have a time capsule that I've been using for years, as a wireless router as well as automated backups and external storage. All of a sudden, both my Mac Book and iMac stopped being able to access ...
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How to share keyboard and mouse in Target Display Mode

Recently I've discovered an excellent software for MacOS, which provides an opportunity, among other things, to share the wireless keyboard and mouse between different computers. It is called Teleport ...
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Kernel error as soon as I press a key on my USB Apple iMac keyboard

As soon as I press a key on my Apple iMac keyboard, the iMac freezes and instantly restarts with a box popping up saying Your computer was restarted because of a problem. Everything worked fine ...
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Can I use the octopus cable to connect a Thunderbolt Display to my 2012 iMac?

I tried connecting a Thunderbolt Display to my 27" iMac (2012) using the Thunderbolt end of the display’s octopus cable, but the display did not turn on and was not recognised by the iMac. Is this ...
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iMac doesn't start, all i see is colored lines and then checkered lines on a white background

I have iMac 2010 which is out of warranty. I recently came up to the computer and it was sleeping and was not waking up. I held the powered button for a while, so it turned off. Then I pressed it ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly

I have a iMac 27 inch which I bought months ago. Whenever I try to open eclipse on the iMac it comes with a message that says: Eclipse quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application ...
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iMac wakes up without any noticeable reason

I have a iMac 27" late 2012, OS X 10.8.4 and last night it woke up from sleep-mode while I was 3 meters away from it. Nobody but me was in the room. The login-Screen was visible. After some seconds ...
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Slow network copy between iMac and MacBook Air

I am getting a maximum lousy 1,5 MB copy speed between two Macs on my local network. My hardware is: iMac6,1 (2006) AirPort Express A1264 (2008) MacBook Air3,2 (2010) The AirPort and the MacBook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...