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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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My iMac will not allow me to log onto my desktop

I got a viruses alert when using my Mac and sadly I reacted ASAP. I gave control to a remote technican via log-me-in and I went through the steps that where asked. After I got off the phone with the ...
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Chrome kills my 16gb ram new iMac but runs fine on 2gb 5yr old Air?

I like using Chrome as it has a lot of the plugins I need for Web Dev. However, it kills my new iMac - having more than 6 tabs open affects the performance dramatically. Oddly enough this does not ...
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What programs actually use the memory on a Graphics card?

I noticed that the Graphics Card memory is hardly used at all, even during Cinebench 3D testing despite the FPS being high. What programs actually use the graphics card memory? Trying to determine if ...
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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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How to fix Retina iMac "A graphics problem has been detected”?

I'm having a problem with my Retina iMac regularly generating a "A graphics problem has been detected" error. The iMac has the AMD Radeon R9 M295X option. At the end of the day I walk away from it ...
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Late 2012 Imac 27'' constant beach ball loading and slow downs

I just bought myself an iMac 27'' late 2012 model. I am constantly getting beach balls and the computer slows to a crawl taking anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to get back to regular speeds. ...
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Is there a program to monitor GPU processor usage in Yosemite?

iStat only reports memory usage, but I'm looking to see how much of the processor is being used from the AMD M290x graphics card in my iMac. Is this possible?
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Max memory for 21" 2007 iMac?

Have a 2007 21" imac. friend installed 2, 4GB memory for me, Apple genius says that's what causing slow downs on my machine? when they tested it only had a 4GB & a 2GB cards, so someone along the ...
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Which motherboard does my early 2008 iMac have?

I'm helping someone with a memory upgrade for their 20-inch Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz iMac (early 2008), which is all the information I can get about the computer from Apple's serial number checker. When I ...
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iMac doesn't find ethernet cable

I have a strange problem with my iMac (mid. 2011 21,5), I can't connect to the network using Ethernet cable because OS X tells me that it's disconnected also if it's plugged in. Sometimes it can find ...
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My iMac makes no sound at all

My iMac abruptly stopped making any sounds while I was using Garageband. I think I had a microphone and headphones plugged in at the time. I have tried everything that is written online: Safe mode, ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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Does working in Target Disk mode hurt hardware?

I had asked a question on how to connect a MacBook Pro to an iMac such that the iMac gets control of everything and that I used RAM and CPU power of iMac instead of MacBookPro. Here is how I did it: ...
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preview crashing with yosemite and mavericks

I updated from 10.6.8 to yosemite and since then preview crashes every time I open an image. I rolled back to 10.6.8 and installed mavericks and got the same problem. Can anyone figure this out? ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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How to upgrade firmware and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo on a Mac

i got one of these Samsung 840 Evo Basic 500GB on an iMac (used externally in a TB case - standalone, not Fusion). I know there's a firmware update out which is already available for Mac users too ...
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My Screen Saver is awry & need help

I have an iMac 21.5" 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Macintosh HD - Yosemite. My Screen Saver comes up with foreign words and gobbledygook that I don't understand. Went into Finder/library/Screen Savers (this ...
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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 ...
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How to merge two Mac partitions?

Recently I ran Boot Camp Assistant to install a copy of Windows 7. The "Partitioning Disk" process froze and I force quit it - I know, bad idea - and although I was left with a functioning Mac, I ...
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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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Full Screen Video Crashing

For the past few weeks my iMac has been crashing when I watch any Flash or Silverlight video in full screen. I have looked at the console and have not been able to figure out the issue. When it occurs ...
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iMac 27" mid 2011 black screen

The Mac starts up and runs probably on thunderbolt to vga adapter but the built in screen remains black. It has an AMD HD 6770m graphics card so not the one under the repair program. Any ideas what ...
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Wifi speed: Desktop/laptop > iPad > iPhone?

I've been stationed in Japan for the next three years, and they've got some ludicrous speeds on their fiber Internet over here. That being said, speed tests (using the SpeedTest.net app) are ...
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Magic Mouse Gesture not working OS X Mavericks

I am using Magic Mouse with my iMac having OS X Mavericks 10.9. Everything was working fine since today morning, I realized that my magic mouse is only responding to scrolling and primary, secondary ...
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Early 2009 iMac upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0

I have been searching on Amazon and most of the USB dongle type Bluetooth 4.0 adapters specifically say not compatible with OSX. My question is; has anyone seen a Bluetooth 4.0 option to upgrade my ...
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Hover doesn't follow mouse until click

The best way to explain it is... You know how when you're at the dock and you put your mouse over something and it magnifies it? It doesn't do that for me, I have magnification turned on yet that ...
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How do I import Notes from my iMac to my iPad

Notes from my iMac do not appear on my iPad or iPhone
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Sharing screens/monitor between Asus Laptop and iMac

I have the following equipment: An iMac 27" (mid-2011 windows 8 BOOTCAMP with 2 thunderbolt port and 1 miniDisplayPort) An ASUS ROG laptop (with 1x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor / ...
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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks ...
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Problem transferring files from old 2008 iMac to new 2015 iMac using Migration assistant

Transferring files from old 2008 iMac to new 2015 iMac using Migration assistant and ethernet cable - work fine, albeit 3 hours, until says " About 12 minutes remaining" on the new iMac and About 16 ...
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Using ethernet for iMac and Wi-Fi for other devices

I now use Wi-Fi for my iMac and for various other devices. Can I set up the iMac to use ethernet directly w/o Wi-Fi involvement and have the Wi-Fi continue to connect for iPads, TV and smart phones? ...
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iMac Scrambled Graphics Issues - Hardware or Software?

I have a 27" iMac, Mid 2011 (3.4Ghz i7, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB) and I am experiencing the following intermittent issues, which are solved each time by a restart: When watching video with either ...
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Apple iMac Hardware Test: 4SNS : VH1R

I have some weird fan issues with my iMac. It sometimes goes to maximum speed but only for a couple of seconds and then goes back to normal. Without doing any heavy processing. The hardware test tells ...
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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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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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Can I use my iMac OS X Yosemite as a phone and phone system

I am not happy with the capabilities of my cable service providers phone and answering system. Can my iMac take over with all the bells and whistles of a business phone system?
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iMac won't restart after upgrade to Yosemite

Just made the upgrade to Yosemite but now my iMac wont restart or shut down. Whenever I try to do any of these it stays on a black screen with a mouse pointer, and I have to turn it off and back on ...
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How can I upgrade my iMac to Lion 10.7?

I have a late 2006 iMac which I would like to upgrade to mac os x 10.7. What options are available to me, such as download or DVD, and where can I buy it from? Will the seller deliver it to my ...
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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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Problems with Internet connection on my Mac - Gmail, calendar and Skype work but some websites will not open

I am using OS X Yosemite version 10.10 on my iMac. For about a week now, I've had problems with my Internet connection. I am connected via ethernet. I can use Gmail, Skype and Google Calendar without ...
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Button Clicking is not working for application Calculator using AppleScript

I want to click on any number of application Calculator using AppleScript but it is not clicking on any button. activate application "Calculator" tell application "System Events" tell process ...
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Adobe Photoshop Shortcut

Please help, this shortcut in my Adobe Photoshop is this "strange" icon instead of "Z". I want to step backward by Cmd+Z but can't. http://i.imgur.com/Z5zLIdU.png http://i.imgur.com/oTwNiT1.png
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How do I prevent my photos from automatically syncing from my iPhone to my Mac?

I need help. so the photos from my iPhone 5S, when connected to the iMac, will automatically sync and the photos from my iPhone 5S can be seen on the iPhoto on iMac. how do I stop this ? I don't want ...
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Weird Boot on iMac

Help would be really appreciated on this one! My Dads iMac won't boot. When it's turned on (running Yosemite) it gets stuck in the boot process and looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/zosCkwx.jpg ...
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Can an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
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My 2009 iMac keeps freezing up, only able to move the mouse cursor

I've been having problems with my iMac freezing up. My mouse pointer moves around the screen, but nothing else responds at all. My music keeps playing through iTunes. I've tried taking out all USB ...
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How can I keep my fan from staying at full speed after replacing the hard drive?

I replaced a hard drive in a 2011 iMac (Core i7), though it was a standard hard drive and didn't have a location for the S.M.A.R.T. cord. (Or at least I think that's what it was.) Since then, the ...
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Mosaic effects on iMac screen

not sure if this is a SuperUser question or AskDifferent question When I start up my iMac 21.5" (Mid 2011 model) this morning, my screen looks like this: Then the computer is completely frozen. Is ...