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To install OS X in VirtualBox, you need to find the VMWare and at least 8 GB RAM. Install Discs doesn't works.


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You have to combine both answers posted here. Configure ControllerMate as described by Luke for your program of choice and apply the Play Button iTunes Patch mentioned by Stephen. Then you can control your app of choice by using a headphone remote control without starting iTunes.


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Usually when there's a problem with upgrading you have to "rebless" the HDD. THis often comes from a permissions problem with something on the HDD. You can open the Disk Utility and do a full permissions check to find any problems. In my experience I've found the best way to accomplish this is to create a bootUSB device using something like "Disk Maker X" ...


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Mousecape does a great job. It is almost completely undocumented, sub-1.0 release, and doesn't really come with any cursors. Still worth a look!


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Do you care about albums? If not its easy to merge all the photos from multiple libraries. Let me repeat that, following this method will not preserve the albums from one of your libraries. Ok, lets go. Determine which library will be your primary library, this lucky library WILL be able to preserve its albums. (In your case, probably your wife's ...


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I suggest you borrow or purchase an inexpensive external DVD drive to see if you can boot from the install disc. This Sanyo drive is only $28US and works just fine read/write on all the Macs I've attached it to, old and new. I can't guarantee you will be able to boot from it, as I've never tried that, but if it won't boot your laptop you can always send it ...


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If your MacBook is capable of upgrading to 10.7 or newer (the current 10.9, OS X Mavericks is available for free from the AppStore, 10.7 - Lion and 10.8 - Mountain Lion are for sale on DVD at the apple online store for under €20,-) you can use the disk utility from the recovery partition (after installing a newer version of OS X, in this case from a bootable ...


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You should try to create a bootable USB stick with some kind of recovery LiveCD (Ubuntu, BackTrack, ...) I recommend using Ubuntu because it is the easiest to create. There is a little tutorial on Ubuntu's website: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx (If you Have trouble be sure to ask a question on AskUbuntu) After you ...


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Just to check your doing everything right: The download link should say Free and then Download once clicked on once, after that, press it again. From there it should ask you for your Apple ID username and password. Then it should start to download, as said above, Launchpad should have a progress bar on it's icon indicating something is downloading. Check ...


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Once you have upgraded your Macintosh's operating system there is no going back without already owning an official CD or a backup of the operating system available. You are going to have to buy a complete new CD from the shops as said above are quite cheap so you may want to consider checking your local store. Also I am running on a Late-2009 iMac so your ...


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This seems to be an issue with older Macs and Firefox 26 and going back to Version 25 seems to help. Reverting back to Firefox 25 has resolved the issue on the iMac. Source: https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/984953


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The app is added to the dock by manipulation of the Dock's preference file, then restarting the Dock, thereby bypassing the contents-immutable lock. To counter this, you can lock the Dock's preference file: chflags uchg ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Dock.plist Note: I don't have Snow Leopard to test this on, so keep backups, etc. Undo with: chflags ...


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I just hacked together this little tool. https://github.com/vorgos/QuickGrab It is a command line tool that will capture the top most active window or any window you specify just like the -l option in the newer version of screencapture. Hope that helped.


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Though maybe a bit hard to locate the relevant information in this this support article, once found, it's easy to follow. I would proceed as follows: Consolidate your iTunes Library on your old machine. Make sure the following is checked: iTunes > Preferences > Advanced > Copy files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to Library. Click OK. Note ...


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iTunes should always be backwards compatible with earlier libraries, so you can just copy the library over to the new machine, and open it up. Drag and drop over wireless, or ethernet, will work just fine. Two key things here: 1) You can have your iTunes folder anywhere, but the default location is iTunes inside your home directory, inside a folder called ...


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You can just locate the relevant iTunes library and copy to the new. I have used this to copy from a PC when I first got a Mac. I wouldn't actually do this, as there are many better ways to do so. My first choice would be Migration Assistant but you could use the iTunes Backup and Restore from Backup


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Turns out I couldn't access my disk when booting from disc (I apologise to all dyslectics reading this). I discovered, though, that since my last backup (which was 79 days before the crash) I had actually only used the computer very little, so I used a single USB stick to back up all files that were created or edited since then. (These files are fairly easy ...



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