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Where does the Mac store account pictures?

I took a picture to add to my account on Mac. Now I want to use it on messenger, but I can't find it. On the account config, it's too small. I need to find the original. Where are the accout ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?

There's an app or two that I'd like to run fullscreen on my Mac. However, hiding the dock manually and unhiding it when I'm done gets tedious. I know there must be a way to get an application to hide ...
405
votes
133answers
235k views

Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?

One tip or trick per answer. My favorite is open . Opens the folder you're currently browsing in Finder. You can also pass URLs, images, documents or else to open. If you specify a program name ...
7
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2answers
798 views

How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?

How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?
10
votes
13answers
5k views

Is there an iPhone App for reading PDF files?

After having used Eucalyptus and Stanza apps on my iPhone, I really can't read printed books while traveling any more. What similar app can I use to transfer, store and read my own pdf files on my ...
7
votes
3answers
42k views

How do I attach more than one photo to a single email sent on my iPhone?

There doesn't seem to be a way to attach photos to an email in the Mail app on the iPhone. I can send photos from the Camera Roll in the Photos app, but I can only attach one photo per email? Is ...
8
votes
3answers
7k views

The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (9)

This is an issue that occurred to my iPhone. What is the recommended general fix for this?
22
votes
1answer
15k views

What does it mean when a %CPU exceeds (# of cores) x 100%?

Several responses to a question I asked earlier suggested I try Opera kiosk mode, so I decided to download it and give it a try. Once the download had completed and the disk image was being verified, ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Why doesn't my iPod Classic show all the songs it holds?

I recently bought a new iPod Classic 120GB, mainly to use on my Numark iDJ2 but also for general use. I have it set so that all my iTunes songs are automatically pulled over to it and when I look at ...
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3answers
1k views

iPhone Mail displays the wrong number of drafts

I recently cleaned up my email drafts folder. I had 62 messages, and now I have only 6 email drafts saved. My iPhone, however, still shows a count of 62! Only the 6 that really exist are available, ...
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3answers
297 views

How do I run VNC (any flavour) from the iPhone (Jailbroken/not jailbroken)

How do I run VNC (any flavor) from the iPhone (Jailbroken/not jailbroken)? I would like a solution to remotely manage my PC from my iPhone, I could even use an RDP client? (I'm running a number of ...
8
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4answers
12k views

Has anyone ever tried to use an iPhone as web server?

Yeah, it makes no sense to use an iPhone as web server, although the hardware could be used in some interesting ways if this would be possible. You could, for example, set up the iPhone to send a ...
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2answers
800 views

Reformat iPod on windows

I plugged in my 5th gen iPod to update during the latest iTunes update, but my computer crashed while in the middle of it. Now I can no longer turn on my iPod. Rebooting shows me the sad iPod face ...
8
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2answers
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iPhone data connection types

Just curious — could anyone explain the exact meaning of all the connection type symbols in iPhone? Let's see, wifi and 3G, the fastest connection types, are quite clear, but how about the others: E ...
4
votes
2answers
15k views

How can I get iPhone Mail to accept meeting invitations attached as .ics files?

I love my iPhone and it changed the way I deal with email. However there is an annoyance: It seems that the iPhone mail app cannot deal with meeting invitations in .ics format (e.g. sent by Lotus ...
5
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3answers
1k views

Why does Safari always hang?

I use Safari as my browser, but I've found that it frequently hangs for 20, 30 seconds (sometimes longer), often times when I wake it up from sleep and/or when I open a new tab. Though I'm not sure ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Does a Mini-DVI to DVI cable exist that's more than 6 inches long?

I have a plastic MacBook that I like to use both on the go and at home, where I have a monitor, keyboard/mouse, speakers, etc that I hook up to use it more or less as a desktop. This works great, for ...
7
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8answers
379 views

Is there a standard uninstall procedure on Mac OS X?

I've seen advice on an per-application basis, but is there a standard approach like Add/Remove Programs in Windows?
3
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1answer
1k views

Unable to share screen over iChat

I've been trying to set up iChat screen sharing between an iBook G4 and my MacBook (both running the latest Leopard) for some time now without success. iChat has been configured on both computers with ...
22
votes
2answers
7k views

How to get iTunes to keep downloading podcasts even if I don't listen to them right away?

As the owner of a Mac and an iPhone, I've naturally been using iTunes as my podcasting program. It works pretty well, except for one huge problem: if it determines that I haven't been listening to ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

iPhone headset mic button not working

The little button that sits on the microphone of my iPhone headset stopped working. Normally, pressing the button will pause a song, go to the next song if you double-click it, and go to the ...
17
votes
4answers
10k views

What's the point of the 60W Apple MagSafe replacement charger?

One of the cable tabs on my MagSafe charger for my MacBook came undone, so I took this as a sign to retire the charger to home use and to purchase another for travel. When I went to my local Best Buy, ...
3
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5answers
2k views

Listen to a specific song on iPhone

What is the easiest way to stream/listen to a specific song for free, that's not in your iTunes library from an iPhone? On a PC, I'd go on Deezer.com, launch spotify, try Hype Machine... But on the ...
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7answers
14k views

How precisely can I track distances using the iPhone accelerometer?

Theoretically the accelerometers in the iPhone can be used to track distance using interpolation over time. What is the estimated error for tracking distances between 1 and 10 meters? Is there any ...
16
votes
10answers
177k views

How can I play music from my iPhone through my computer?

Now that I've had my iPhone for a few months, I'm trying an experiment to see if I can't replace the laptop I carry around with my iPhone + internet connected computer. To this end, I've been trying ...
17
votes
7answers
44k views

How do I connect to a SOCKS Proxy from an iPhone/iPod Touch?

I like to surf securely and privately via a SOCKS proxy which I created via SSH tunneling, on the Mac. I used the SSH client on my Mac to achieve this. Then I thought, since the iPhone OS is ...
91
votes
15answers
82k views

How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space?

Every few days I get notices on my MacBook that it's running or run out of hard drive space. Curiously, restarting the computer will enable me to recover gigabytes of space (this past time, it was ...
328
votes
10answers
243k views

How can I configure Mac Terminal to have color ls output?

How can I configure Mac Terminal to have color ls output? I am using MacOS 10.5
8
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2answers
1k views

How can I disable the suspend to disk function on my MacBook Pro

Whenever I close the lid of my MacBook Pro it takes over a minute to write out my memory to disk. This is part of the Mac's safe suspend option, which allows it to restore your memory from the ...
16
votes
5answers
6k views

How can I resize a Mac OS X app window after disconnecting from an external monitor?

I'm a MacBook user, and when I'm home I plug into a large external monitor to get additional screen space. When I'm on the go I disconnect and use my laptop's built-in display. For the most part this ...
91
votes
8answers
28k views

Remember window sizes and placement when unplugging and replugging second monitor

Here’s something that sucks: Plug in external monitor to laptop (Mac OS X Leopard in my case). Arrange your windows to have the IDE on one screen and browser on another. (Etc etc. Resize, rearrange, ...
6
votes
1answer
6k views

Is there an Automator action to create Keynote presentation from text file?

I need to import a text file (consisting of subtitles) into a Keynote presentation. I need to turn each subtitle into a single slide, interspersed with blank (black) slides. I'd like to create an ...
148
votes
13answers
63k views

Keyboard shortcut for restoring applications from the Mac OS X Dock?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to restore a minimised application window from the Dock? Almost all Apple Mac OS X applications respond to the Apple + M command which minimises the current application ...

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