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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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Snow Leopard and Windows 7 on MacBook White

I have an MacBook White, will it support Snow Leopard and Windows 7 (via BootCamp). Are there any softwares/apps (in particular) that won't work after I install Snow Leopard and windows7. MacBook ...
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Active Directory login takes from seconds to minutes on OSX

Login screen loads a very long time occasionally. It's annoying to wait for 5 minutes just to be able to use the MacBook. I have not been able to find a reason why it sometimes takes a very long time ...
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How to connect to MacBook to a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Ubuntu machine via VPN?

I don't know if I at the right posiution with this task. I have ubuntu running on a server. A notebook has Cisco VPN Client installed and is connected to this ubuntu server. Because I dislike working ...
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How to change the location where iTunes stores backups of iPhones?

When I sync my iPhone 4 with my iTunes, the latter starts to make a backup before doing the actual sync. This backup often takes a lot of time to make, which is very annoying. What is even worse ...
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Use Mac OS in virtual machine on Windows?

I just got MacBook Pro 2011 and installed Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I am a Windows user who need to develop iOS apps. Is it possible to install Mac OS VM on Windows that is installed using Boot ...
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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 ...
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How long are Windows Server 2003 Active Directory credentials cached on Snow Leopard?

I have a few Macbooks that will be added to our Windows 2003 domain controller. Since these are mobile units, concerns arose of how long they (the machines) will maintain login rights after their last ...
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Active Directory account locks for no apparent reason

I've been troubleshooting this problem for two years and it keeps coming back. Our Mac users authenticate to our Active Directory server which is running Windows Server 2008 Standard. One of the Mac ...
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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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How to charge iPad (v1) on a Windows device

I have an iPad (first revision) and want to charge it using my Windows laptop. It doesn't want to charge and I've read quite a lot about it now (this one here amongst others via Google), but I haven't ...
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How do I save all MMS (with text, images & videos) from a non-jailbroken iPhone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extract SMS messages off iPhone 4 I've got a non jailbroken iPhone 3GS (iOS 4.2.1) with a lot (hundreds) of text messages and MMS. A good number of theses MMS contain ...
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How can I show multiple windows of a single app with a keyboard shortcut?

I frequently have more than one window open for a specific app. For example, I have my Thunderbird mail window, and then a new message is a separate window. When I command-tab through my apps (or use ...
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Refreshed MacBook + BootCamp unable to boot restored Windows 7 partition

I recently had my MacBook's HDD crap out on me. The OS X partition, in particular, quit working, but my Windows 7 partition was still in decent enough shape for me to grab an image. I got a ...
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Edge resizing on Mac Finder windows?

One of the few ways I think Windows beats the Mac is in letting the user resize a window from any edge or corner, not just from the bottom-right corner. I haven't found any software that enables ...
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Stop iTunes from automatically stopping podcast downloads

I subscribed to about 30 interesting podcasts which I would like to listen to one day when I have time... maybe never, but I hope I will soon. I just noticed that iTunes has not been downloading some ...
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iPad in corporate environment

Company portal has Windows authentication with SSO. But iPad is not domain member, so ask password on every SSO company site. Is there a way to setup iPad for domain authentication ?
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Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! The ...
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Recovering from Laptop HDD crash

My Windows 7 Laptop HDD crashed. I bought a new HDD and installed Windows on it. I also installed iTunes. I'm patting myself on the back for setting up full backups of my laptop to an external HDD. I ...
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How can I sync photos and videos from iPhoto to my windows server

I've historically kept all my photos and videos on my Windows Home Server (WHS). I've now got an iMac and I'm using iPhoto to manage all my photos (linked to the server, not managing the files ...
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External drive format to be writeable on both Mac and Windows

What file-format an external drive has to be for it to be writeable on both Macs and Windows machines? I have a 750GB external drive originally formatted in NTFS for Windows, but it's not writeable ...
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How can one copy photos off an iPad onto a Windows computer (prior to syncing)?

My father wants to sync a bunch of photos from his Windows PC to his iPad for a presentation. But he's never synced photos before. And he's downloaded a number of photos from his camera directly to ...
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How do I deauthorize all computers on iTunes?

In older versions of iTunes (for Windows at least), there used to be a way to Deauthorize all computers associated with an account. Now it appears the only option in 10 (10.1.2.17) is to Deauthorize ...
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How to resolve repeated emails asking for verification of my Apple ID?

I have received my email to verify my Apple ID, but when I click on the verify now it will not open a verification window in Internet Explorer 8. I receive the error "Internet Explorer cannot display ...
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Should I virtualize Windows on Mac OS X using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion?

I have a MacBook Air and would like to install Windows Vista in a virtual machine, so I can use both Mac OS X and Windows at the same time. I have tried with VirtualBox, but it performed very bad and ...
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How to eject disk in osx before booting?

I have tried to install windows using boot-camp-assistant on mac-min ( new version ). After first installation process, I am getting "Disk error - press any key to restart" Now, The problem that I ...
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Always prompt for Boot Device on Startup?

I have a MacBook where I have to dual boot Windows and OS X. When I hold the Option Key on startup, I get the nice "Select Boot Device" screen. Is there a way to permanently enable this, so that I ...
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Can all music and playlists/ratings be transferred back from an iPod Touch to a PC?

How can I get my songs from my iPod Touch to my PC? Some of the songs were purchased through iTunes, and others were ripped from CDs. This is what happened: The iPod Touch was set up to sync with ...
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Looking for USB-over-ethernet solution

I'm doing development with the Windows phones, but I'd really like to ditch my Windows box. I have access to a virtual Windows installation in the cloud, but I need to be able to deploy to, and debug ...
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Moving files >4GB from a Mac to a Windows box

Normally, when I want to take video files from my Mac to friends who use Windows, I move the files on a FAT32-formatted flash drive or external hard drive, but FAT32 cannot handle files larger than ...
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“System Builder” Windows on VMWare Fusion?

I am a web developer, and I want to buy a copy of Windows 7 to use with my currently-existing copy of VMWare Fusion for easier testing of web sites in Internet Explorer. However, the overabundance of ...
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How to have my iPad use Win 2008 server's internet connection?

I have an iPad that is connected to my network's wireless router. However, this router is connected to my Win 2008 server, which is itself connected to the internet. The iPad is unable to connect to ...
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Seeing the desktop while in Unity mode in VMWare Fusion?

When I run VMWare Fusion in Unity mode, is there any way to see the desktop or access the files on the desktop? Or must I switch into Single Window/Full Screen mode?
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What are some reasons to run Windows on a Mac? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing why one would run Windows on a Mac. I may be required by my school to do so, and I'm curious about potential reasons. So, what are some of the reasons to run Windows on your ...
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Can Virtual PC use the Boot Camp Windows Partition?

Both Parallels and VMWare allow you to set up a virtual machine using your existing Boot Camp partition. Does Virtual PC for mac have a similar feature?
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Update/backup iPod via iTunes on virtual Windows XP?

All the programs I use on my Mac these days are either in a Linux VM (in Virtualbox), or open-source apps which are also available on Linux. With one exception: iTunes, which I only use to feed my ...
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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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I have 21.5GB free. Why won't my MacBook Air 2010 let me use Boot Camp?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my MBA, 2010. I open up Boot Camp and attempt to use it, but after the first screen it comes up with an error saying it can't install unless theirs 10GB of free ...
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Could an upgrade edition of Windows be used to install boot camp if you connect two external DVD drives?

I found the following FAQ on Apple's website: Why can't an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows XP or a full version of Microsoft Windows XP that does not include Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later be ...
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Corporate alternatives to DropBox for iPad

I am currently the only iPad user in a large company, and am loving using it, especially for meetings. I keep a lot of information relevant to meetings on DropBox, such as minutes, reports, ...
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How do I access Windows PCs on the network?

How can I access Windows PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa, on the same network. I need to transfer files back and forth, and I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I poked around the settings, added ...
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why does itunes “optimize” my photos every time i sync

Every time I sync my ipod touch, I sit there and watch "optimizing photos x of 1000" which takes forever. To be clear, I am not adding any more photos. Shouldn't this only be a one time thing to ...
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Magic Trackpad / Mouse very spongy on Windows 7 with Bootcamp Update Drivers [closed]

It seems to me that both, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad respond differently on Windows. While using them with Mac OS X feels natural, on Windows 7 with drivers extracted from Bootcamp Upgrade, it ...
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Can we load video onto iPad without iTunes?

We have a shared iPad at work which is used for trade shows etc. It is a pain to only be able to copy content to this from one PC, i.e. one nominated shared PC with iTunes on it. We have Windows XP ...
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Is there any alternative to Windows Live Writer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good / acceptable blog-publishing application on Mac OS X? Coming from Windows, I've quite got used to writing to my blog using Windows Live Writer, which ...
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What's a good IE tester for Macs?

I just moved to the Mac after years and permanently moved my PC out of my life at home. I am a graphic designer who builds web pages. I code pure XHTML pages with div layouts. But whenever you keep to ...
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How to sync mail between PC and Mac

I have both a Mac and a PC. On the PC I use Outlook. My question is, how do I sync mail between the PC and Mac? Previously I was keeping the .pst file from the PC on an external HD so I could see it ...
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Install and boot Windows from USB hard drive?

I would like to install Windows 7 on an external USB 2.0 500 gb hard drive. Is it possible to both install to and boot from this USB drive from my MacBook Pro 2010?
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directory location of sync files?

I am using my iPad with windows 7. So..everytime I connect my ipad to my pc, itunes downloads applications that I bought on iPad. So..to what directory does the Itune download purchased application ...