Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with Mac OS X. You can also install Windows or Linux ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
2answers
1k views

Macbook Pro not Starting

I have a MacBook Pro and from the last week I have been unable to turn the machine on properly. First it displays the Apple logo and shows this message I've done a lot of research and tried things ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Tools for presentations with Xcode

Have you got any tools you use for presentations with Xcode? I'm preparing for some live 'showdowns'. Anything is welcome - mouse pointer enhancers, fast typing with snippets, etc.
2
votes
1answer
292 views

How to transfer Adobe licenses to another Mac

A Power Mac just died at the office. We also have another one which died a couple of months ago. They both had Adobe software installed on them, and I need to transfer those licensees to other Macs. ...
12
votes
6answers
35k views

Move iPhone notes to iCloud

So, today 10.8 released, and I have empty list of notes on my mac. But I have some notes on iPhone, which are not in iCloud. How to move them into iCloud?
5
votes
3answers
107 views

What window is playing audio?

I've got a number of windows open, including several browser windows. One of them is playing an annoying advertising video. How can I easily locate which window is playing audio?
0
votes
2answers
301 views

Automatically Inserting Text Globally

Let's say I want this action to happen on any program whenever I press F10 (or some other custom key combination): Paste the text: "Hello World!" There's a similar tool in Windows called AutoHotKey ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Apple's Magic mouse scroll button is not working on windows-7

After working on MAC OSX, i installed windows-7 32bit through boot camp. After installing, the magic mouse is connecting ok through Bluetooth. Its left and right buttons are working but scroll is not ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

GMail compose on Firefox on Mac cmd+leftarrow cmd+rightarrow

I am using GMail and I cannot move to Firefox from Chrome, because the Cmd+LeftArrow and Cmd+RightArrow do not work in Compose window as "Move to the begining of the line" and "Move to the end of the ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

“Profiles” for any Mac application?

Is there a tool that lets me have a set of profiles, similar to Firefox, for any Mac application? So I can have two instances of an application, but each has its own settings...
1
vote
2answers
564 views

Check if Network Accounts are avalible

We have a domain running Microsoft Active Directory and in that domain there is a number of Mac computers running Leopard and later. Sometimes the users are met by a red dot at the login screen, ...
0
votes
2answers
481 views

Mirror iPad 2 display to Mac WITHOUT Airplay

I'd like to mirror my iPad 2 display to my Mac running OSX 10.6 WITHOUT using AirPlay, because the app I'm running on my iPad won't show the content using AirPlay or using the traditional output at ...
0
votes
0answers
482 views

Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Restoring a MacBook from backup

I have a MacBook Pro that is just being ridiculous, so I'm planning on erasing the hard drive and restoring from a Time Machine backup. I hear that Time Machine will only restore from backups that ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Mac hard drive almost full; diagnostic apps do not explain why

157gb of my 159gb mac is showing as used. In the storage area 145gb of this is showing as other. What can this be? I have just downloaded whatsize app to understand and whilst the 157gb is showing ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Charge cycles increase?

This is a bit weird, I've been doing everything to keep the battery health great and that's what i achieved so far. it's going through 99-100%, but the thing is.. those charging cycles thing are ...
9
votes
1answer
9k views

How do I modify Word 2011 for Mac so I can see tracked changes inline and notes simultaneously?

Background: In Word 2011 for the Mac, it's possible to view tracked changes inline -- that is, see the changes made on the screen within the text itself, as opposed seeing them in a balloon off to ...
0
votes
0answers
257 views

JDK 7 & java_home

I am using OSX Mountain Lion, and I am trying to install Glassfish Server EE. I have also installed Java7 from oracle. When I check for my java_home by this line /usr/libexec/java_home I get ...
7
votes
5answers
9k views

How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?

How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?
0
votes
1answer
8k views

How do I remotely wake my Mac over Wi-Fi?

I am running a server on my Mac mini at home (using the OS X Server app). I would like to access my home network using it's VPN server, but I understand that I can only do this while it's awake. I ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

Quick search in folder by key press

I switched from PC to Mac, in pc when you're in explorer, you press a key and it highlights the first result of a file/folder that starts with the pressed key, and when you press again it goes to ...
1
vote
2answers
81 views

How can I debug a series of piped commands in zsh?

The command ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6 is not giving any result. Can any one help. I got this command from an article that maintains (I ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Reinstall Mac App Store on Mac OS 10.7?

I accidentally removed the Mac App from my Mac Mini while removing the iTunes 10.5 Beta. How can I reinstall the Mac App Store?
1
vote
1answer
657 views

JarInspector not working in Lion [closed]

This app: http://www.codeland.org/ doesn't work in Lion. The error is is jarinspector[26313:707] Unable to find class: com.cgerdes.ji.JarInspectorApplication, exiting Is this possible to fix, or is ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to get 3 1900x1200 monitors working on a 2010 Mac Pro

I have a new Mac Pro with a single ATI 5770 card installed. It has two mini-display ports, and one DVI port I have tried the following configurations: All 3 DVI connections: This results in one ...
0
votes
0answers
300 views

Mountain Lion unable to start forbidden sign Harddrive problem

so I have a MacBook Pro 17" with the newest Mountain Lion update and Bootcamp Windows 7. When I start the Mac, Mountain Lion shows me the forbidden sign, while still having this loading sign working ...
0
votes
1answer
190 views

Mac: VRAM with multiple Monitors

It seems that when multiple monitors are attached to a MacBook Pro (Retina), OSX splits up the VRAM for the monitors. Even when a screen is captured by e.g. a game, performance degrades very steep. ...
1
vote
1answer
379 views

AppleScript: Open a new window in current space without switching to active window in another space

I want to have an application open a new window in the current space without switching to a space in which a window is already open, but I want to keep the When switching to an application, switch ...
1
vote
2answers
17k views

How do I remove or alter timestamps from Word 2011 (Mac Office) tracked changes?

Is there an easy way to batch change a group of Track Changes edit and comment timestamps in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac? Can I remove the timestamps altogether (ideally without removing my name)? ...
1
vote
0answers
330 views

Mac Mail won't connect to Exchange 2007

We recently had a mail outage and eventually got mail back - it was a disk space issue. The PCs with Outlook can connect in without issues but the couple of Macs we have won't connect at all. I can ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Is there an alternative to downloading Lion from the net?

I have a 13 inch Macbook Air 2011. A couple of days back, I was deleting some files and I landed in the Macintosh HD folder (root) and from there I ⌘+Deleted everything. Needless to say, my Mac ...
1
vote
0answers
177 views

Mac Outlook 2011 pasting text not at cursor

I'm using outlook for emails, each time I paste copied/cut text (from within the same email) it will not paste at the the cursor/ibar but at the top of the email text. Any solutions? Thanks in ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Restoring user data to os10.7

My computer crashed and I made a copy of the entire hard disk by drag and drop on an external hard drive in target mode. Can I restore everything from this drive to the computer now that is 10.7 has ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Mac Mini does not startup despite entering the password

When entering the administrator password while starting up the mac mini, the login screen keeps appearing again and again, prompting me for password.
0
votes
1answer
496 views

SQLite Manager 4 : unable to open database file

I have recently purchased and installed the software SQLite Manager 4, now I am creating new SQLite3 database and whenever I try to create new table with 'xyz' name with any number of column, it gives ...
1
vote
2answers
283 views

Aramaic view in Google Chrome

I cannot see the characters of Aramaic in the page http://pes.scripturetext.com/matthew/1.htm How can I see them? any help will be highly appreciated.
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Mac OS: Some apps (mostly java) are very slow at first loading

System: Macbook Pro Duo 2.4Ghz, 4GB, Snow Leopard I first encountered this problem when running eclipse. When I first run it after every reboot or waking up, it painfully takes > 7 min to load. The ...
2
votes
1answer
344 views

Suggestions on what to do with an old Power Mac G4?

So I've had an old Power Mac G4 sitting around collecting dust. Realistically, is there anything I can do to salvage this old, run down machine? My thoughts were to turn it into a backup server but ...
1
vote
0answers
922 views

No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key after Boot Camp

When I tried to install Windows on my iMac I must have have formatted the wrong disk. Now when start I get no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key. Any suggestions!
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Equivalent of nautilus in mac

I used to use nautilus . command to open the graphical folder / file viewer in red hat linux. Now I moved to mac and it seems that there is no nautilus support in it. Is there any equivalent command ...
5
votes
5answers
12k views

quick resize app to half of window on Lion

I am not a long-time Mac user and could find the answer. So on Win7 there is a built-in feature when you click Win+← the window resizes to fit half of the screen and sticks to left. Is there something ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

mac: /usr/sbin/diskutil verifyPermissions / hangs in single-user mode

I'm trying to repair my sister's iMac using single-user mode. Since a recent power outage (no surge protector) it won't boot. I used verbose mode to see where it was hanging ("mDNSResponder: adding ...
5
votes
3answers
492 views

Mail.app rules - how to write the following requirement

I cannot seem to get the following rule working. Requirement: I want to run a mail filter which says: If the mail is in Account X, and has subject Y, was received less than 10 days ago, and has no ...
3
votes
2answers
998 views

How can I install getent on Snow Leopard?

I have several scripts which require the utility getent. In addition, I've read several handy tips which use getent. getent is a Networking utility which is widely available on Unix, *BSD and ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can Time Machine be setup to back up only one folder?

I am beginning to make a project on my Mac, let's call it MyProject, and it's the only thing on this computer that is worth backing up. Therefore, I will only need Time Machine to back up just the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Mac equivalent of /etc/nsswitch.conf for PHP chroot

I've setup a chroot for my PHP server running behind nginx on mac. It works except for any call to a CURL request fails with an error like cURL resource: Resource id #43; cURL error: Couldn't resolve ...
1
vote
2answers
207 views

Why Mac Disk Utility Run so fast?

I run mac disk utility. It finish saying my disk is fine. C'mon. Windows chkdsk takes a while. Why it's so fast? Does it actually check stuffs chkdsk check? And what should I do if I want chkdsk ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

What are the differences between the various Mac video “compressor types”?

Video H264 Animation DV - PAL Apple VC H.263 etc. I know H.264 is pretty much the default video codec nowadays, however it seems to be a bit choppy on older machines. And from experience, ...
3
votes
1answer
577 views

Is it possible to not keep ios apps on your main computer?

I sync my iPhone and iPad with my MacBook. It appears that iTunes stores copies of all of my apps on my MacBook, even though I, for obvious reasons, can't actually use them there. The problem is that ...
1
vote
2answers
133 views

Is there such an app or script that automatically logs off a user after a given number of minutes of activity?

I am looking for information on either an app or script that logs off an account after a certain number of minutes. I know this can be done by default after X amount of inactivity. However, I am using ...