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How can one invoke a keyboard shortcut from within an AppleScript?

I need to invoke a keyboard shortcut from within an AppleScript code, later to be used as a startup item (i.e. the alternative to having to press something at every log in).
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Why are Firefox and Safari having problems with certain PDF files on the web?

I'm having fits with a certain web PDF document using both Firefox and Safari. Basically the document in question doesn't consist of one big pdf file; rather it consists of a bunch (20 or so) smaller ...
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1answer
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How can I share a Time Capsule connection?

I have my Time Capsule connected via wi-fi, and I want to share that connection with my other 2 computers via their ethernet. So basically, share the current wifi connection that my Time Capsule has ...
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Running Time Machine only 1 time a day at 02:00am?

I must say that Time Machine is pretty useful, and it saved me a couple of times. The problem is it seems running all the times, and slowing the system down pretty often. Is there a way/tool to run ...
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2answers
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Opening emacs from TextMate

I want to launch emacs from TextMate, I tried the method with OTC in here, but it would be great if I can learn other methods that I can launch emacs from TextMate.
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1answer
338 views

Disable podcast chapters on iPhone?

I like to listen to podcasts on my iPhone, and there's one feature that really bugs me: when a podcast has chapters, it's impossible to see how far you are into the podcast, how much is left, or to ...
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Can someone help me read this crash report as a user?

How can I read a crash report to get an idea as to what happened? Sample Sanitised Crash Report: Process: SoftwareUpdateCheck [16198] Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/Software ...
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2answers
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LaunchBar/Quicksilver as a replacement of Spotlight?

I asked about the usefulness of spotlight here, as I don't like the drag that spotlight causes all the time. What I found useful in Spotlight is those two. word lookup : spotlight opens ...
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How do I copy PDFs onto my iPad and read them there?

I've amassed a collection of books in PDF format (through occasionally buying the O'Reilly Media Deal of the Day), on my MacBook Pro. I'd like to get them on my iPad, where they'll be more convenient ...
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2answers
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Is there ANY way to edit, or at least view a MobileMe gallery on iPad?

So I have a MobileMe account. (Yes, I know that there are free alternatives; my wife hates change.) So I post galleries of photos on MobileMe, and then from a computer I can either: Log in to my ...
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How can I embed an image in an Apple Mail signature?

I use Apple Mail daily, and up until recently I could have images inside my mail by referencing an external source. However the external source has since become unavailable, so ideally I would like to ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to download a podcast directly to an iPod Touch without jailbreaking?

Specifically with the iPod Touch that was released in September 2010, is it possible to download a podcast directly to the unit. The answers that I've found so far involve jailbreaking, which I'm not ...
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1answer
801 views

What cool things can you do if you hack EFI

I think I'm right in thinking Intel Macs use EFI. I heard rumours that you can create low-level password protection and even install a shell. Info is sparse and limited. Have any power users hacked ...
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5answers
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Are my permissions for /usr/local/ correct?

I’m using HomeBrew for my port needs (seems a bit “cleaner” than MacPorts). I can install without sudoing (which is great), but the man linking step seems to require it (/usr/local/share/man/man3 ...
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2answers
634 views

Equivalent to alt-. in terminal

I am curious as to whether there is an equivalent to the Alt-. command on Mac. On my computer it inserts the following character: ≥, instead of showing the preceding lines final parameter.
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1answer
106 views

iPod energy saving

I wonder if there is a difference in battery consumption between these two cases : I shut down the iPod with no app on. I shut down the iPod with an app on. Is the app really paused, or is it ...
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1answer
279 views

Sync iCal on iPod Touch

Is this normal that the events I add in my calendar on my iPod doesn't show up on the calendar on my MobileMe account ? Do I have to do something on the iPod to not only be sync from the MobileMe ...
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2answers
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How can I sync mail older than two weeks on my iOS 4.1 device?

In the settings for my exchange account I only see options for syncing up to two weeks back, not more. Is there a way I could sync mail that is more than two weeks old?
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4answers
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Can I bulk delete songs no longer on my hard drive from iTunes?

Does anyone know how to do an iTunes windows bulk delete of files for songs no longer on my hard drive?
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4answers
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iPhone crashes Dlink DI-624 router regularly

I've got an iPhone4 running 4.01 that is connecting to a DLink DI-624. I'm getting intermittent connections. Sometimes these are resolved by rebooting the router, sometimes not. Sometimes rebooting ...
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1answer
274 views

xD card is really slow to read in Mac OS 10.6.4

I am having a bit of a problem transferring pictures off my Olympus 850SW digital camera (maybe it being pink has something to do with it). When using the camera When connecting the camera to the ...
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1answer
319 views

iPhone mismatch between settings showing connection to Wifi SSID and 3G in Top left hand corner showing not connected

Sometimes the settings page will show I'm connected to a particular Wifi network SSID, but the 3G logo in the top left hand corner still appears and I still appear to be downloading via 3G. What's ...
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3answers
755 views

Using Spotlight to play iTunes songs causes another song to play after resuming from pause

Spotlight allows you to play songs from iTunes. Unfortunately, when I pause the song and resume, iTunes goes back to playing what it was playing before I used Spotlight. Is there any way to fix this ...
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4answers
298 views

Review site specifically for Apple products?

I am wondering if there is a product review site specifically for apple products?
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1answer
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Create bookmark folders on iPhone or iPad?

Is it possible to create a new bookmark folder using iOS? I share my bookmarks between four devices (using MobileMe) and it would be useful to be able to structure them in a useful way.
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1answer
620 views

Play music from iPhone on MacBook using iPhone 4 dock?

We have an iPhone 4 dock (the official apple one, and not the universal one) which I noticed has a headphone connection on the back. Is it possible to connect that to a Macbook (Pro) and play music ...
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1answer
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Consolidating music from three drives to one

I am trying to consolidate my music and videos on my Laptop. It is in 3 places: C:\Users\RajMore\Music D:\Entertainment\Audio E:\Entertainment\Audio I want to put all the music in a single ...
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3answers
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Anyone have experience with the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N?

I need to replace my aging ADSL modem/router, and am considering the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N, as they both appear to have all the features I require (802.11n, ADSL2, Gigabit ethanet). I ...
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How do I flush the DNS cache on a OS X 10.6 machine?

Trying to flush the local DNS cache. How is this done on Snow Leopard? Using System Preferences and using the terminal?
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1answer
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How do I stop iCal from always asking for a password?

I have several (webcal) subscription calendars on my iCal. Two of them require passwords stored in my keychain. At regular intervals, iCal will ask for my keychain password. Is there a way to set ...
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3answers
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Is there a good iPhone app which syncs with Google docs?

I'd like to be able to write notes on my iPhone and have them synced with my Google docs. I've tried Notemaster, but it doesn't always work (some docs just generate an error message when I try to ...
2
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3answers
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Change from Windows Import to Picasa

Whenever my iPhone is plugged in, my Windows7 laptop imports the pictures and videos from it. I want to change this to using Picasa because the Windows importer creates a folder based on the date and ...
8
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5answers
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How can I make my first generation iPad's battery last longer?

What are some of the things I can do to make my iPad (Wi-Fi) battery last a long time once it is charged? I have the first generation iPad and run iOS 3.
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6answers
7k views

Can I use an iPad charger with my iPhone 4?

Is there any harm in using the iPad charger for iPhone 4?
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7answers
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How can I insert symbols on iPad or iPhone?

How can I insert symbols like copyright or degree symbols?
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2answers
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Putting a PowerPoint and Video together

What is the easiest way to take a powerpoint or keynote presentation and a video of me giving the presentation and put the two together so that they can always see the slides and my video of me giving ...
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1answer
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Can I import my old podcast MP3s into iTunes?

The title pretty much says it all. If I have 25 podcast MP3s, how can I associate them with the podcast in iTunes?
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1answer
1k views

un-sync iPhone and iPod Touch

I bought an iPod touch first. I registered it with iTunes, gave it a name, etc. All was well, it synced when I connected it, made backups, etc. Eventually I got an iPhone. I didn't need to register ...
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iOS 4 - Can I close an app without it staying open in the background?

I am aware that after closing an application (pressing the home button) you can enter the multi-tasking tray, hold your finger down on an icon and close an application properly. But is there an easy ...
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2answers
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Run an AppleScript by using a keyboard shortcut

I need to run an AppleScript using a keyboard shortcut. How can I do that? I think about Save AppleScript in textual format. Use Keyboard Maestro to launch 'osascript' to run the script when the ...
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1answer
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With Pages '08, can I add a top border to a title?

I'm writing my resume with Pages, and I'd like to know if (and how) I can add a horizontal line across the page before every text segment with a certain style (namely, "Header", though that shouldn't ...
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1answer
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Can I SSH pictures directly to the iOS Camera Roll?

I want to upload a picture directly to my iPad (without syncing or downloading from email). I want to SSH into my camera roll (/private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE), upload an image there, and be ...
3
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1answer
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Are there any significant differences between two Apple products of the same name but different part numbers (particularly FC371LL/A and MC371LL/A)?

I was going to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro 15" but when I compared it to a regular one added in the shopping cart for reference, I found that they had different part numbers: FC371LL/A and ...
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1answer
2k views

Can I open the menu with keyboard?

With PC, alt-something opens the something in the main menu. Does Mac have similar function? For example, is there a way to open View menu as if I click it?
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1answer
74 views

Make a link to login items?

In the course of installing some app, I came across the following. Put a link to it in your Login items to have it start up automatically when you login. How can I do that? How to make a link to ...
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3answers
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Is there an iPad app like Snagit for marking up screenshots or pictures with arrows, callouts, dropshadows, torn edges, etc.?

I LOVE Snagit. I know that captures can only be done in iOS with the built in Home-Power screenshot function. But I'm looking for an app that will allow me to edit those shots and add arrows, ...
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2answers
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What is the latest version of iTunes that will run on a PowerPC-based Mac?

What is the latest iTunes that will still run on a Power PC based Mac?
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3answers
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Whats the last OS X that supported Power PC?

I still have an old Power PC machine and was wondering what the latest OS X build I can install on it?
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3answers
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How do I send multiple photos from my iPhone camera roll in a single email?

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but: From the camera app, I can select a photo, and then hit the send button to create an email with that photo in it. From mail, I can't find any way to add ...
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2answers
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How do I handle HDR photos in Aperture 3?

What plugin do you guys use to handle HDR photos in Aperture 3 ?

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