Questions tagged [mac]

Mac is Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. All current Macs ship with macOS. This tag is for any and all questions that relate to the actual hardware. For operating system-related questions, use the [macos] tag.

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How to increase size of the Spotlight search results window?

Is it possible to increase window width of the Spotlight search results under Mac OS X 10.6.6? I mean the semi-transparent "instant search result" window appearing at the top right corner under ...
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How do I stream Mac audio to Linux computer?

is there any way to stream audio from my Mac to my Linux computer (my av receiver is connected to that)?
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Why doesn't the Mac App Store Twitter app (v. 2.0.2) work well with Spaces?

It's something that drives me crazy. The current version (2.0.2) of the official Twitter app for Mac OS X doesn't behave well with Spaces. It moves from space to space when I select another ...
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iPad Charging USB Hub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I plug my iPad into my computer USB ports, iPad displays “Not Charging”. What can I do? Newer MacBooks provide enough juice through the built-in USB ports ...
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How do I use RemotePC to access a Mac from an iPad?

I want to use RemotePC, but it needs an internet connection. I don't understand why; I only want to remotely control my Mac from an iPad, so a local network should be enough… right?
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Mac OS X Terminal [Use option as meta key] overrides backslash in spanish keyboard

I already posted this question in stackoverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4811282/mac-os-x-terminal-use-option-as-meta-key-overrides-backslash-in-spanish-keyboar but I was informed there ...
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Is it possible to disable spellcheck for Coda but leave it enabled for other applications?

I use Coda as web editor, and I usually have to mix Italian and English nouns and phrases. I don't want spellcheck on (as I use programming-related words such as uid and pid), so I'd like to ...
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Does the upgrading from Parallels Desktop (for Mac) 5 to 6 means reinstall Windows?

I have Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. Does the upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 means that I have to reinstall Windows 7 and all the other programs?
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Why has Snow Leopard screwed up my Safari and my desktop's ability to stay organized

Ever since I installed snow leopard I get multiple safari crashes per day. And my desktop refuses to stay organized (by date modified)?
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Airport Express constantly can not stream music from any device

My older Airport Express (b/g) was cutting off from being seen in iTunes and generally not performing well as a music server or a print server. Purchased a new Express and still one or some of the ...
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Are there personal finance applications offering both an iPhone and a mac version?

With the demise of Cha-ching, I find myself in need of an application for managing my expenses which I can use on both platforms. It should work in Europe, and maybe have a decent UI.
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If a buy a mac from another retailer, do I get the same warranty that I would get from Apple?

On this page, it shows that without the Apple Care package, you get 1 year limited warranty, and 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support on a mac. If I buy the mac from another retailer (...
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How to store sleepimage on secondary HDD on Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MBP 2010 with Snow Leopard on it. I put an SSD in the place of DVD Drive and am using an awesome SSD(80GB)+HDD(500GB) combo for speed and efficiency for the right price. All I want to do is ...
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How can I stop Finder from trying to 'pre-load' audio files?

I have a lot of audio in my storage devices. Finder for Mac OS X Snow Leopard tries to get a 'snapshot' of the audio whenever a folder is opened and this can take a while if there are lots of files. ...
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Synchronizing Gmail Contacts to my Mac

How do I sync GMail contacts into my Mac?
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How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?

How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?
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How can I rotate a video?

I just recorded a video on my phone, but when I play it on my Mac it's in the wrong orientation. How can I rotate the video by 90 degrees so that I can upload it to youtube? Free solutions are ...
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Camera shake effect in iMovie '11

Is there a possible way to create a camera shake effect in iMovie 11?
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Controlling a Mac remotely

Is it possible to control the Mac remotely? My parents live in different country other than where I'm living now, I think about giving one of my Mac to my parents to use iChat. As my parents are not ...
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Can I use the iPhone 4's camera via my Mac?

I'd like to record some video on my MacBook Pro, which I could do using the built-in iSight except I'd like to record in HD. Rather than go out and buy a new HD video camera, is there any way of ...
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Where are good places to buy RAM (memory) for a Mac?

What reputable stores exist for purchasing RAM for a Mac?
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Portable apps for Mac?

Windows users have the luxury of being able to load a flash drive with specially-modified "portable" applications, which run and keep all data contained on the flash drive so that moving them from ...
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Local reverse/duplicate image search for Mac?

I'm searching for an application to find duplicate images. In my Linux days, there was a nice Gtk+ application which I could provide some folders and which would list all duplicate images based on ...
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Can I have multiple mice & keyboards for one Mac?

I would like to control two cursors with two mice in the same time, as well as have two keyboards for separate control and text input. My goal is to have two users on one computer, so I can let my ...
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Icon for iWeb published site?

How can I use a favicon for my website that is published using iWeb?
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What's the best NAS for home usage with Macs?

Please share your experiences and reviews about NAS (Network-Attached Storage) below. In particular, rate their compatibility with Macs, OS X, iTunes, Time Machine, AppleTV, and other Apple-specific ...
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What's a good place online to sell a used Mac? [closed]

Where can I buy or sell a used iMac online? EDIT: I have a 21.5" iMac (Core 2 Duo, late 2009) and a MacBook which is about two months old. I'd like to sell both and upgrade.
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Macbook Air (Oct 2010) Photoshop & Web development laptop?

I currently have a 2008 MBP and am thinking of getting a new computer. I was wondering if the MBA OCT 2010 edition with max cpu (2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and 4gb ram would work well with photoshop ...
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AirPlay button in multitasking bar?

I don't have an Apple TV, so I've never had an AirPlay button anywhere. However I noticed while switching apps in a call that the AirPlay button appears while making a call. Pressing it does nothing. ...
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How can I hide my top menu bar on Mac OS X?

I need to temporarily (5 min) hide my top menu bar. Is there a glitch, or something that will let me do that?
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Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely?

Hey everyone, I have a 2008 Mac Pro/2.83hzXEON(8)/8800GT512mb. Is it possible for me to upgrade this machine to newer hardware, since it is Intel based? What would it entail to put a newer processor, ...
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What software for video editing should a G5 Tower Use?

My friend has a G5 Tower and would like to create some music videos for his band. I've looked into Final Cut Pro, but unfortunately the latest version is Intel only. I assume if we went that route, ...
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Where on my Mac are my iPod Touch photos stored?

I took some photos on my iPod Touch, and I want to use them on my Mac. I've synced the devices, but I don't know where the photos are. I looked in iTunes (since it seems to want to manage everything ...
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Application for Scheduling Tweets

There seem to be several Mac applications that will send tweets scheduled in advance, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which is good. The bulk of the Google results are more than a year old. ...
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How can I set up an alternative X11 window manager in Mac OS X 10.6?

I've tried to install an X11 window manager in Mac OS X 10.6.5 such as ratpoison via fink, but I can't get it to start. I am also thinking about getting xmonad to work in 10.6.5, does anyone know how ...
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Can I transmit audio from iPhone to Mac via a Bluetooth A2DP profile?

Is there any way to connect my iPhone 4 to my Mac Mini via Bluetooth so that I can play music on my iPhone and hear it on the speakers connected to my Mac? When I try to connect to my computer via my ...
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How to Listen For an Application Launch Event on Mac OS X

I wrote an AppleScript to mount a bundled sparse disk image. I want this script to be executed exactly when Time Machine launches. I can check if Time Machine is running with on idle statement, on ...
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Is there a PDF viewer with a vertical split screen feature?

I have a very wide PDF and I would like to find a PDF viewer which would allow me to split the screen vertically so I can keep the left side the same while scrolling the right side back and forth. I ...
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How to install the leopard OS? [closed]

I have an apple laptop.But the OS is corrupted.I have a new one to use the apple laptop.But i have an licensed version. What I need: How to install the leopard os.... What are the steps am i should ...
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Best resources on data recovery from corrupted OS X HFS+ partitions

My Macbook Pro won't boot from it's hard disc. If I boot it from CD, the drive will only mount sometimes. Where should I go to get hints and tips on data recovery? What are the best tools that should ...
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How can I see the system status during boot?

I would like to monitor the messages generated when I boot my Mac, similar to what you on a *nix box. Is there key-combo to press/hold that will let me do this?
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Is there a way to number list items in reverse order in Pages '09?

I want to create an ordered list in Pages '09 with decreasing numbers, like: 4. Most Recent Item, 2010. 3. Another Item, 2009. 2. An Old Item, 2008. 1. Oldest Item, 2007. But it looks like there is ...
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How do I make a game controller an active input device on my Mac-mini?

How do I make a game controller an active input device on my Mac-mini?
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How do I use Mac's Preview application text speech feature?

How could I let Preview start speaking a selected paragraph? I found the speech menu item in the edit menu but this starts speaking from the beginning of the document!
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New folders are created in root instead of currently selected folder

When I click on a folder and choose File->New Folder the folder is created in the root directory of my current view instead of the currently selected (highlighted) folder. How do I make it so when I ...
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refresh Preview from command line

I have a workflow (LaTeX editing in Emacs) which produces PDFs that I then examine in Preview. Preview is smart enough to re-load the PDF when it changes, but it only does so when I click on the ...
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Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?

About a year ago, I sold my old MacBook Pro. Last week I got a call from the buyer who said that it had been stolen and he didn't have the serial number — and did I have it? I haven't been able to ...
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How to disable to login screen shortcut (Cmd+Alt+L) [closed]

I'm trying to find where this shortcut is being configured under Snow Leopard but I simply can not. Any help would be appreciated!
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Recording the sound of my Mac

Is there a way to capture the currently playing "sounds" ? For instance, If I want to copy (to an audio-file) the noise I make while playing a flash game, is there a way to record what is currently ...
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When is the locate database updated?

I use the locate command in Terminal regularly. When does its database get updated? On other systems, I could run updatedb as root to force it to update. Note: I know using mdfind to search with ...