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
1answer
956 views

Two finger left and right swipe on trackpad does not work under Lion

On one user account on one of my family macbook air machines (all with the latest version of Lion) the two finger trackpad swipe left and right to switch back and forth (e.g. between pages in safari) ...
0
votes
1answer
443 views

How can I install both Snow Leopard and Lion on the same machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion? I want to install two operating systems in the same mac pro. Is it possible to install snowLeopard & Lion on the same macPro ...
17
votes
2answers
76k views

Where can I find the task manager in Mac OS X Lion?

Where can I find a task manager in Mac OS X Lion? I want to see the processes that are currently being run, and I can kill any process I like.
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Can a normal Mac OS system open zip and tar archives?

I have to upload an archive for some Linux, Windows and Mac OS users. I'm using Linux so I'm sure everybody could handle a tar file, Windows users will get some problems, so I think zip is the best ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

Cant see MacBook in Windows Network

I'm trying to access my MacBook from a Windows PC over the network. The computer is connected to the router, the MacBook is connected to a WAP, which is connected to a switch, which is connected to ...
2
votes
0answers
227 views

Can I increase desktop icons larger than 128x128 on OS X Lion?

I have a little Mac question. Is there a way to boost the cap on desktop icon sizes from 128x128 to anything larger such as 512x512? I found some solutions for Leopard but none for Lion. It would be ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

How to share my Snow Leopard Mac's connection to my HTC Desire running Android?

I have an HTC Desire that currently cannot connect to the internet and a Mac that can. I want the HTC Desire to be able to connect to the internet. My Mac (running Snow Leopard 10.6.6) is connected ...
0
votes
2answers
327 views

Checking number of reallocated sectors of HDD through Disk Utility, Mac OS X

My MacBook was purchased in 2008. Yesterday I checked the number of reallocated sectors of the hard drive using Disk Utility. It showed there were no reallocated sectors. That seems strange since I ...
7
votes
4answers
4k views

How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Streaming video from shared Mac folder to AppleTV?

I just bought a new AppleTV and will be getting it soon, and I want to know how I can stream my movies which are located on a shared drive to it? Right now, my videos are in a folder which is shared ...
1
vote
2answers
530 views

Check a Mac partition's installed OS

I'm managing a lot of Macs and each machines has several partitions with different OS versions. I would like to create a script that I could run to do an inventory of all partitions of all machines ...
3
votes
2answers
267 views

How can I run a script on a Mac before Airport starts?

I wrote a small shell script to spoof my wireless interface mac address. I'd like to run this script on my mac (snow leopard) before the airport utility starts and attempts to connect to an access ...
0
votes
0answers
282 views

Downloading certain file extensions opens app?

Lately, if I download .torrent files from Safari, it automatically opens an app called SQLite. SQLite is just used for looking at my sql databases, and obviously not torrents. The torrents are also ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

How to set up so on the Mac the default new user will have a single color wallpaper?

We are trying to set up multiple user accounts on a Mac and wish to have all the users' desktop wallpaper to be single colored (such as aqua blue). It can be done manually but I would like to know if ...
4
votes
7answers
555 views

Java developer planing to buy Mac

I'm mostly a Java developer and have been developing on Linux for the past 5 years. I'm pretty happy with Linux but time to time I need to run proprietary software that is not supported on Linux so ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Apple Certified Trainer [closed]

I want to become an Apple Certified Trainer in Aperture and teach at an AATC over the summer as a job. This AATC told me that if I can get certified, then there's a job waiting for me because as of ...
0
votes
2answers
108 views

What started the whole “i” movement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the “i” in Apple product names mean? What started the whole "i" movement and what does the "i" stand for when talking about iPods, iPhones, iMacs, ...
1
vote
1answer
735 views

Is that possible to change PPTP VPN password on mac?

Could I directly reset my password for VPN on mac? For Windows, I found the instruction below (source from ehow, not tested as I only has a mac): Log on to your VPN. Enter the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" keys ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

New Apps Windows with Mission Control

I am using Mission Control to help manage my various Desktops. Each time I request a new window for an app, the new window will open in the Desktop where the last instance of app was used. I want the ...
2
votes
2answers
713 views

How do I add subtitles to a DVD?

I have to do a translation of the words of a DVD, and then add subtitles to that DVD (iso file or folder). This is a professional work and it has to be clean (no change in quality, ie no "rip"...). ...
3
votes
4answers
284 views

What is Boot Camp?

Is Boot Camp some sort of virtualization system, or will it run Windows 7 on a Mac the same way it runs on a Dell or an HP machine? I need to run Visual Studio in Windows 7. and I need it to work ...
4
votes
1answer
147 views

How do I boot from my Mac partition?

I tried to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp, but the disk of Windows 7 doesn't work. When I tried to install the Windows 7 it shows a black screen. Now I want to boot back to OS X, but I ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

iCloud storage in Finder

What's the way to use the free iCloud 5GB storage space? I want to store misc files in there, and access them freely from the Finder/put links to them on my desktop, etc - how do I do it? Couldn't ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Can I have multiple mice & keyboards for one Mac?

I would like to control two cursors with two mice in the same time, as well as have two keyboards for separate control and text input. My goal is to have two users on one computer, so I can let my ...
1
vote
1answer
195 views

Skype Bookmarked Chat Issue

I have a desktop running Ubuntu 11.04 and a MacBook Pro. I have 2 bookmarked chats under Linux version of Skype, but it's not showing under Mac version. Any suggestion?
1
vote
2answers
217 views

Need to perform multiple clicks in MacBook Pro 2011 running OS X Lion

I have noticed that I need to perform clicks multiple times if I want to close some window e.g. Firefox or even to close a tab. It happens frequently but not all the time. When I use the Eclipse IDE, ...
6
votes
4answers
4k views

How do you prevent a process from automatically restarting? (specifically, sophos antivirus)

I am required by my VPN software to have Sophos anti-virus installed and running. However, when I'm NOT on VPN, I don't want it running at all - I want it dead. However, killing the tasks is ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I keep 200 recent photos on my iPhone and the rest on my Mac?

I have about 1500 photos in my camera roll. Because of this, my iPhone has about 2GB worth of photos. I would like to have only the most recent 200 photos on my iPhone and the rest on my Mac. How can ...
1
vote
1answer
190 views

How to select Target mode with only one monitor

I have hooked a new Mac Mini up to my monitor but want to migrate data from my old Mac Mini to the new one but only have one monitor and Migration Assistant requires that I start the old one up in ...
2
votes
3answers
927 views

System Crash issue after Lion update

I have recently updated my Mac Mini machine from Mac OS X 10.6.8 to Mac OS X 10.7. Since this update my system has started crashing once or twice a day. Please find my crash report and screen ...
46
votes
6answers
6k views

Do Macs need to be defragmented?

I don't see any application to defragment my Mac (running OS X). Is defragmenting not necessary for Mac OS X? If so, why not?
2
votes
3answers
792 views

How can I be auto logged in with the computer locked?

I want to have the computer log me in so all my login items can get started, but I need it to be secure, aka it still needs to ask me for my password before I can actually use the computer.
1
vote
3answers
250 views

Trouble syncing multiple Apple products between multiple computers

In our house we have two iPhones and an iPad. Each one has a separate iTunes account so we could have different versions of the games instead of sharing. We've upgraded our computer from a PC to a Mac ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Copy, Paste, Cut, Select-All Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently bought am older Mac (Mac G5 with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). I have a PC keyboard and when I tried the keyboard shortcuts for text editing such as copy, paste, cut, select-all I realized they ...
1
vote
1answer
317 views

Remote Management

When remote management is enabled on a client computer, does the client computer keep logs of when the computer is being observed, when reports are generated, etc? If so, where would this log be ...
5
votes
1answer
384 views

Can I convert a RAID 0 set to a RAID 5 set?

Can I convert a RAID 0 set to a RAID 5 set in a Mac Pro? I currently have two 500GB drives in a RAID 0 set. I want to add a third drive and convert it to a RAID 5 set. Is it possible to do this ...
0
votes
3answers
325 views

Best free application uninstaller on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations for a before&after software installation scanner/uninstaller? What is the best free software "uninstaller" for OS X?
1
vote
2answers
362 views

Showing a Delayed Webcam Image

I have a Logitech USB webcam, and need to display the image from it on a second monitor, delayed roughly 15 seconds ish. How would I do this?
2
votes
1answer
112 views

How do I uninstall a font?

I double-clicked a downloaded font and it installed itself in /Users/myuser/Library/Fonts. But all other fonts are installed in /Library/Fonts. Why does it do that by default and how do I uninstall ...
2
votes
4answers
788 views

This window keeps showing every time I login

Every time I login to my Mac (Lion OS X) I keep getting this windows shown, even when I shut down without the option of reopening the windows when I log back in from here: This is the window that ...
0
votes
3answers
762 views

Deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake

I deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake. On boot it got struck with Apple logo and a loading symbol below it. I tried booting with Cmd-v but it got struck with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: ...
1
vote
2answers
204 views

How do I recall the last sent message in Colloquy?

In many chat clients you can get the last typed message by hitting the up arrow. It doesn't seem to work in this client. Is that not an available feature or is there some way to do it?
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I open a new Finder window on every click on the Finder Icon?

is there anywhere a script or a workaround, or even just a .plist file, where i can manage to open a new finder window by clicking on the finder icon in the dock? When a Finder window is already ...
3
votes
1answer
967 views

Can you tunnel iPhone internet traffic through a local proxy on a Mac computer?

I want to monitor the requests (and responses) my iPhone is sending via the internet. I have a web debugging proxy called Charles on my Mac, which I would like to use to monitor my iPhone's ...
1
vote
1answer
650 views

Make Wine app the default opener

I have Notepad which I open with "Wine". I want to do that when I want to open file .txt, it will be opened by Wine Notepad. How can I do that?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the Documents & Data item used for in the iCloud preference pane on my Mac?

I am seeing an item called "Documents and Data" in the iCloud preference pane. I have switched it on, but what can I expect from it? I have searched the web about iCloud, syncing between Mac and iOS ...
0
votes
1answer
746 views

What's the best way to back up the list of installed apps on your Mac?

As I understand, Time Machine or for that matter, any backup solution doesn't backup your apps (for technical reasons, I know). So what's the best solution to remember/backup the list of apps you ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Mac Mini with Lion wont start after Power failure…help!

I was working on my Mac mini (Lion 10.7.2) when the power went off. When the power came, I started Mac Mini. But it keeps on showing grey screen with activity indicator forever. It wont start the ...
1
vote
0answers
420 views

How do I use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion.

I would like to know how to use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion? The printer is wireless, but I usually hook up the cable to my laptop (at least that's how I print from my PC). When I ...
1
vote
2answers
684 views

When I buy a Mac, does it come with reinstallation media?

Can I format my Mac? If I had one, would a full OS installation media be provided? Or at least an OEM version of it? If not, how much it costs to get one of these?