The process of changing your brain to switch from one OS to another. Most often this is used for questions like, "I know how to do this on Windows, but how do I do this on the Mac?" Also valid for other choices of switch direction include switches to/from other operating systems such as Linux.

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Coming from a Windows Server world, how does one connect workstations to an Apple server?

I have a number of workstations on a LAN with a new OS X Lion Server. The server is "set up," in that there are user accounts on the server, among other things, but I actually don't know how to ...
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Fixed region screen capture on Mac OS X?

I use both Windows and Mac OS X on my work/home computers, and on Windows I love SnagIt, because it allows me to capture fixed regions of the screen: I select a resolution (for example, 500x400), and ...
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Booting for imaging

Our corp is implementing Macs for the first time. We are using Casper to manage them. Unfortunately our Computing Security folks will not allow a Mac Server with NetBoot on our network, which puts ...
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How to simulate “right click” in Apple MacBook Pro

I have very recently started using Apple for the first time. I have MacBook Pro. I am used to using windows/dell laptop/ibm thinkpad laptop. I am not being able to understand the mouse. It is one ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. One of the things that's really ingrained in my muscle memory is hitting Alt+D in a browser to go to the address bar. On Mac browsers, ⌘+D creates a ...
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Copying data from PC to MacBook Pro

I am going to purchase a 15.4" Macbook Pro by this month. I have a Windows laptop at this moment. Can I transfer my data from from a NTFS formatted disk on my PC to a Mac?
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Using Windows on Mac keyboard without Delete key

I'm just curious - I guess lots of people with Mac hardware use Windows. How do they manage to do so, given that delete key is missing on Mac keyboard and you have to press ctrl+alt+delete to log in ...
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How do I run a GUI app via SSH?

I'm used to working on Unix/Linux and recently moved to Mac. In used to be able to do this: derick@linux1:~$ ssh -X linux2 derick@linux2's password: derick@linux2:~$ xclock I've install X11 from ...
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How to navigate between screens on the Mac

Cmd+tab is like the task switcher in Windows, except it only pulls the menu bar up for the application, and not the application itself. Q: How do I switch between applications such that the ...
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A specific problem with altering the Mac command-key layout to behave like Windows

I want to change Command+Space combination to change keyboard layout to a Windows like Alt+Shift but the Lion's keyboard settings does not react when I assign that particular combination. It allows me ...
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Make Mac OS X “Option-Arrow” work like Windows “Ctrl-Arrow”

I rely on the "Ctrl-→" command on Windows to navigate my way through text documents. This useful key-combo will quickly bring me to the beginning of the next word. For example, the following ...
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Is there any Software on mac similar to Minitab? [closed]

Minitab is a statistic analysis software on Windows. Is there any Software on mac similar to Minitab ?
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Potential macbook convert - windows on mac?

I'm in the market for a new laptop and so have a few queries. What I'm after is a high res screen (when I say high res I mean I want better than 1280x800) and good battery life. Obviously this tends ...
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A Windows' Ctrl+Z equivalent for OSX

On many operating systems if you want to undo something you can press Ctrl+Z. I tried this on Mac OS X and it does not work. What is the suitable equivalent?
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Why doesn't the red dot shut down the program?

If I use the red dot in the upper left of the last window of a program, why doesn't it shut the program down? Except for rare programs that run without windows, what's the point of keeping programs ...
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Can the finder edit mp3 sound file tags like artist?

How can I change artist of multiple selected mp3 files in finder? Like in windows we can select multiple mp3 files and can change the artist of all selected file in properties.
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Why is my Magic TrackPad losing functionality after Fast User Switching several times?

Basically, after using Fast User Switching to go back and forth between my wife's login and my own, we begin to experience loss of capactive touch functions on the Magic TrackPad. This occurred on ...
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TWAIN Drivers on Mac

I'm primarily a Windows admin, but I just got a new MacBook Air with Lion on it. I'm trying to use it with my Brother MFC-7820N printer/scanner/fax device. I've installed drivers, and am able to both ...
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How can someone coming from Windows learn Mac OS X file system and Finder?

I have recently purchased a Macbook Pro and I am very impressed with the machine and OS X. Coming from Windows the one thing I have struggled with is the file system and the Finder application. I ...
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How can I convert video and audio files into iPod/iPad playable formats?

I am quite a non-technical guy when it comes to such stuff and hence looking for "easy" solutions. On Windows, I had used Red Kawa Videora to convert the various audio and video formats to ...
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Switching between windows doesn't work in some apps

(using OSX 10.6.4 if that matters) I know about the Cmd-`, but it doesn't work everywhere, namely Chrome and Firefox don't seem to react to it. It works in, for example, Finder and OpenOffice. Any ...
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Change Firefox tab-switching keyboard shortcut

To move to the next tab in most browsers, you use ctrl+⇥. Then, to close it, you have to reach over to ⌘+W. I don't like switching modifier keys like that; I'd prefer to just use ctrl ...
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Switch Cmd and Control keys for one app only

I use a mac at work and a home. However, at work I need to log into a Windows virtual machine (using either CoRD or MS RDC) several times each day to do some work. Switching between using control ...
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Is Mac Right For Win Programmer? [closed]

I'm considering a Mac purchase but I don't know if it is right for me. I use laptops and PCs mostly for programming, most of my time I develop in C# on Windows and Mono Linux (I'm considering to ...
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Show selected folders size at bottom of finder - like you can in Windows

In Windows, it's easy to grab a bunch of files up to a size limit. Just keep selecting and look at the bottom of explorer where you can see the 'selected files combined size' There appears to be no ...
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Why is it not possible to use the “cut” command to manipulate a file in the Finder?

On OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), I don't seem to be able to us the "Cut" command on a file in the Finder, like you can do in Windows Explorer on Microsoft Windows. (In Windows, once you select a file and ...
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Can I make my Mac OS X Terminal color items according to syntax, like the Ubuntu terminal?

I want it to have all the colors for syntax folders, etc... How can I do that?
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When minimizing, not have new window of same app come to focus

There's a couple of behavior's that I find very frustrating, and no luck yet in fixing them: Imagine chrome with multiple windows open. There's one in front, then another application, then the other ...
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One Note alternative for Mac?

For some time I've been using the combination of FreeMind and One Note on my Windows machine. About a month ago I migrated to Mac and now I'm trying to search for an alternative. So far I've tried ...
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Why does the enter/return key rename a file/folder, instead of opening it? [closed]

Is there some sort of known logic behind Apple's choice to make the enter key rename a file/folder, rather than open it as is standard on Windows and Linux? For those of you coming here for the ...
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Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows?

On Windows, I use TeraCopy for improved file copying. Are there any similar equivalents for OS X? In particular, I'd like to see things like copy speed.
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Decimal comma in Spanish keyboard layout

I have a Spanish layout keyboard (in Snow Leopard). Whenever I use the dot, or comma, in the numeric keyboad (right of the 0) it always shows a comma, but I'd prefer if it entered a dot, just like PCs ...
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How do you maximize windows?

Unlike Windows, you cannot maximize a window in Mac with a click of the button. The little green (+) button next to the red and yellow buttons at the left of the windows does some strange stuff ...
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Good resources for those transitioning to Mac OS X from Windows

I'm going to be getting a new MacBook laptop as part of the PhD programme I've just started, but have never used Macs before in my life. I'm quite an advanced computer user (running an informal ...