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To remove: Launch Terminal Enter the following string: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool false Type your password to continue Enter the following string: killall Finder The icon should now be gone from both Finder and your sidebar The icon is present on Macs which do not have optical drives but ...


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check out the Finder preferences. {click the Finder, go to the top menu bar and click the Finder drop-down, choose preferences.} if that doesn't do it, I'm not sure it can be removed? it's also possible that you might be able to turn it off in System Preferences. if that doesn't work you are looking at some sort of terminal setting, and I don't know what ...


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This is a known issue with the latest 14.5.0 update: https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/office-2011-14-5-0-and-outlook-main-window-invisibility/ I suggest you update to 14.5.1 which contains a fix for this problem: https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=47307


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Unfortunately, not with what is built into the system. You would have to purchase an external adapter (usually USB) which can split the signal and act as a videocard/accelerator for a second display.


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I have tried many different apps to resolve my noisy fan issue after replacing HDD with SSD. I was able to use iStat to determine it was the CPU fan and not the SSD/HD fan. HDD Fan Control did not work nor did SSD Fan Control. I know everything was connected and in place so I know it was not a cable/sensor issue. I have been working on this for hours and ...


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You would need the iMovie 10 installed on your iMac. If you have a qualifying system and OS you get it for free, otherwise it is $15. Be aware that you might have 2 iMovies apps in your Application folder. The older ver9 and the newer one v10. Look for it. Apple shows it as supported (Canon VIXIA HF R600 Format: AVCHD / MPEG-4) in the iMovie 10 (but not ...


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Nothing is better than iFixit replacement guides (link for your 27 inch 2011 model). This tutorials are technically correct and safe to apply. Hi-res pictures are also available. Additonally you can try to find some videos in Youtube


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Looks like the drive experiences overheating issue. Unfortunately it's a common issue for Seagate drives which happens with time (had exactly the same problem with iMac 2010 21.5`` and stock 500 GB hdd). I used free Macs Fan Control tool to cool down the HDD (specially in Boot Camp, where the drive was even hotter). The article is about HDD replacement but ...


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Let me suggest you the Macbook Pro and let me explain why. For me the most important thing developing with xcode is the screen resolution. You usually have two or more xcode panels open, so, more resolution means more space and let you be more agile and productive. Plus, if you use the simulator to test programs, you will want to have it in the same screen. ...


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I find that the flexibility of being able to move around in the house makes it worth getting a laptop. Mobile freedom is really addictive once you get used to it. The only issue is that, for coding, having a ton of screen real-estate is advantageous. Obviously the iMac has the MacBook Pro beat in that regard, but you could get a cheap external display for ...


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Old school way of trying to solve it but can you get a second HD? Format that using Yosemite with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and copy the files over to the new drive. The new format might make it be recognized and indexed by Finder at that point.


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Simply; if it fits & has the same connectors [or you can find alternatives in the machine] you can use it. Apple transitioned from PATA to SATA for Superdrives later than for HDs, though I'm not sure when that transition was completed. My 08 Mac Pro uses PATA for the Superdrive, SATA for the HDs - so I found a spare SATA port inside & wired it ...


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This issue is likely form factor more than anything else, though Apple is famous for custom connectors... I would look through the take-a-parts on fixit.com on those two units and see if they look the same. Also a bit of googling for a replacement drive for both and seeing if the part numbers are the same.


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Mac hardware is designed to handle its maximum load without being compromised, so theoretically the answer is no. In practice, as everything electronics or mechanical, if you push towards its limits you machine, every parts of its is subjected to major load and stress. Wide variation in temperature can provide degradation to silicon properties and may ...


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If you exceed 20 GB of RAM (I would say also, if you exceed 8 GB of RAM), you're doing something wrong with your code / algorithm. So try to optimize it to achieve better performance and if you can't optimize, go for high parallelism (cloud computing). Moreover you can use you HD space as swap space for temporary store information. I would opt out for SSD ...


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Make sure that you quit the System Preferences first. Re-open "System Preferences" and then cmd+option click on "Displays". You should now have access to the Rotation setting. The quitting of the System Preferences is needed. At least, this is how it works on my Mac Book with OS X 10.10.


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Anything below 10.10 the newest system has so much disk I/O it could fry the older hard drive.


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I do have the same iMac as you. I believe Snow Leopard is the fastest system you can install in your iMac though its not supported by Apple anymore. I did the upgrade to 10.9 and I felt the system slower, but, I did that because some softwares required the upgrade to run. When Yosemite came your, I gave it a try. I made a fresh install and, at ...


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No. Apple actually disclaims that a brand new Mac will work reliably. Only that they will repair it, replace it, or refund your purchase if you seek warranty service under the conditions of the one year warranty: APPLE DISCLAIMS ALL STATUTORY AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR ...


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You should upgrade. But since you don't want to upgrade, here's a couple of alternatives (I haven't tried any of these): TenFourFox - a port of Firefox 31 to Leopard/Tiger. Your iMac is (from the description you gave) a G4. Camino - which is no longer developed. iCab (version 4.9 works on OS X 10.3.9), which is shareware


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You are the best person to answer that. Use the Activity monitor and take a look at RAM and HD current usage. That will tell you what you need most. Usually the more RAM the better, that in turn also removes some load from the HD, but a fasted SSD could help in the initial step of loading the app in to the RAM. So if you open and close lost of apps and ...


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If this is new behavior, blame it on Yosemite, file a report, and update whenever available. I'm on Beta 3 or 4, and am just now occasionally logged out at random. Earlier glitches have been fixed, as will this one.


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"Upgrade" is going to be the standard answer. Your computer is over 10 years old now, has a slower processor and less memory than my phone, and is well into the timeframe where it can be expected to stop working without notice. If you still have the original disk drive, it is now at twice it's expected service life. But of course you have a backup. Most ...


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I have a 2008 iMac 8,1 Core 2 Duo running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite. Yosemite actually consumes less HDD space and appears to run faster than older versions of OS X. My recommendation is always upgrade to the latest OS. Note also about two years ago replaced original 1+1GB RAM... now have (2+4) 6 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Works beautifully.


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Try cleaning the dust bunnies out of the video card. After months of making me crazy I think I tracked it down to dust blocking the heat sink channels on my video card. I was blaming my freezed on Flash, but I realize that was working my video card just hard enough it got hot and quit. Haven't had a freeze in days.


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I had same problem with my Mac Mini. I changed network's name and Mac Mini recognized new network. It meant that issue was only with my Mac. I "forgot" this network (Settings -> Network -> WiFi -> Advanced (OS X 10.10.3), selected missing network and removed it from Preferred Networks) and connected to my network.


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The TP-Link website does state that the TL-WN721N wifi adapter is only supported by windows. However, you may be able to install drivers for the chipset of your adapter, possibly allowing it to work. Once you have determined the chipset of your adapter, you may be able to download unix drivers for it from the chipset manufacturers' website, or, from another ...


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Microsoft's Visual Studio Code is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with support for Mac, Linux and Windows.


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Yes - add a Mini DisplayPort port to your iMac. Should only take an engineer and a machine shop to accomplish. In all seriousness, the mini-DVI port on your iMac is an output-only port, whereas the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort ports also accept input. No amount of software, cables or dongles will change that.


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The default behavior is for iCloud Photo Library not to store full-size versions of your photos on your iPhone and iPad: The theory is that only thumbnails are stored on your iPhone/iPad until you decide to view/edit/share the photo, at which point a device-optimized or full-size version of your photo is downloaded from iCloud. (Note: I know a full-size ...


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Yosemite is not supported on the Early 2006 iMac - it can only go up to Snow Leopard v10.6. You will either need to order a set of restore discs for this particular system (as discs do not necessarily work between models, make sure to get the right ones) or find a retail copy of either Tiger (Make sure it is newer than 10.4.6), Leopard or Snow Leopard. You ...



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