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Why do some of my programs get terminated when the screensaver runs?

I have Mac with OS X 10.6.6 running. When the screensaver gets started and runs for a few minutes (10 or 15?) Thunderbind, Firefox and a few other programs gets terminated because OS X seems to want ...
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Need a dock/cable that can charge through AC while connected to USB

[I'm an iPhone newbie, I hope the question isn't too stupid] I want to be able to put my iPhone 4 in a dock and have it connected to my computer for syncing, but I want it to charge from an AC ...
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How can I get rid of multiple “purchased on <my iPhone>” playlists?

When I got my first iPhone and bought something via the iTunes app, I got a playlist in the iTunes source list underneath the “Store” heading for all the songs I purchased on the iPhone. I’ve had a ...
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MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed

My (Discrete, not Unibody) MBP (2007-ish) just started to kernel panic on boot. Pulled the HDD, which boots via USB on my Mini - hopefully ruling out a HDD or data/OS issue. I've disconnected the ...
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing on Mac

This is a followup to the Stack Overflow question, Why does there appear to be a different number of unique colors available on the Mac as compared to Windows? How can I turn off anti-aliasing on a ...
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The browser doesn't show videos on Youtube

Today I noticed that Safari doesn't show anymore the videos shown on Youtube; I just see a black rectangle, and when I try to use the popup menu in that area, it doesn't appear. As far as I can ...
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Installing Windows 7 on MacBook Air?

Last night I was trying to install Windows 7 on my new MacBook Air, I started it and the Windows installation began. I deleted 80GB HD (preinstalled Mac OS) also deleted, but I could install windows ...
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Is “ignore volume ownership” the default for non-system partitions?

I realise it is the default for external drives but not sure about other partitions on a users system drive. I don't have separate partitions on my machine so I can't look for myself ;-)
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Move to Start of Line in Terminal.app

Is there a quick key combo that will allow me after typing some stuff in the OSX terminal to move back to the beginning of that line? I have tried different things, and was wondering if there is a ...
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How to eject disk in osx before booting?

I have tried to install windows using boot-camp-assistant on mac-min ( new version ). After first installation process, I am getting "Disk error - press any key to restart" Now, The problem that I ...
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OS X menubar/dashboard/dock utility for monitoring a server?

Is there any desktop utility for OS X that would periodically monitor a (non-osx) server and display a status icon? Something as simple as attempting to visit a URL every 5 minutes and turning red if ...
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deactivate growlmail rss notification

Is it possible to tell growlmail to stop notifying me on RSS feeds and just show me the new mails I get? It is getting really disturbing when I get some 30 or more RSS Notifiers when I'm working!
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Toggle Ink's WriteAnywhere with AppleScript

How can you easily toggle the Ink preference pane setting "Write Anywhere"?
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Running flash on MacBook Air V1

I run applications that use Adobe Flash. This causes my MacBook Air (1st generation) to heat up and end up becoming unusable. Someone suggested running flash after creating a new Windows Partition, ...
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Does Adobe Photoshop CS (version 8) run on Snow Leopard?

A friend has a Mac that’s still running Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4). She has Photoshop CS (version 8.0) on it. She needs to upgrade the Mac to Leopard or Snow Leopard to allow installation of iTunes 10, ...
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Tablets and SSD degradation

Does the iPad use any type of controller for drive wear leveling? It seems like Sandforce is the only player in the field.
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Undocumented applescript functions

Is it possible for an application to have undocumented applescript functions. Commands that do not appear in the Applescript Editor Library for the application? Is this common? Is there someway to ...
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iPhone 4 Battery Leaked if I Don't Charge to 100%

Related question here. I find out that when I charge my iPhone, if I don't charge it to 100% before I pull out the charger, sometimes the battery will leak out very fast. The leak manifested in ...
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“Repair Disk Permissions” doesn't seem to repair the permissions

I tried repairing the permissions on the boot disk, resetting the Mac, and repairing the permissions on the boot disk. All times I repair the permissions, the list of the files that needs to be ...
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Anyone know when iOS 4.3 is due to come out? [closed]

Anyone know when iOS 4.3 is due to come out? I'm hoping to buy an iphone and use the wifi 'tethering' feature that apparently is part of ios 4.3 to replace our home internet connection, and am ...
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Decreasing Image Size with Minimal Quality Loss?

I have a few scanned in images of some some pages that I need to digitise. They're each roughly around 5.1MB with 600 DPI, but I can't really afford to have scans so large because I only have around ...
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How to access a video podcast playlist on the AppleTV 2G

In my iTunes library, I have a playlist which contains several video podcasts. However, I cannot seem to access this playlist on my AppleTV 2G although all of my music playlists show up as do the TV ...
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Connect to Express over Extreme

I have an Airport Extreme as my main router in my house and have recently bought an Airport Express to use as an extender. This is all now set up and working fine, with the Express bouncing on the ...
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Is there a way to test my iPhone for any potential rogue apps

Is there is a way I can test my iPhone for any potential rogue apps that someone may have installed on it? I have been working on some nondisclosure type work lately, and it appears that information ...
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I rename a app folder on the iPhone 3GS using iTunes 10.1 on Mac; then sync causes it to revert

I run iTunes on the Mac MBP (Snow Leopard). I have a folder of apps called New Folder. I click on it to open it, rename it, then close it. It shows the new name. But then after sync it changes back ...
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Swap key €->$ permanently

I have a Macbook Air with a Swedish keyboard and when I type Shift+4 I get this: €. What I would like to get is $ ,now at Alt+4. How can I swap these two around?
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Can I print to an Airport-shared printer from Linux? from iOS?

I'm considering buying an Airport Express for wifi in my house. I'll plug my printer into the USB port, so I can print from my Mac over wifi. Two related questions: Will I be able to print from my ...
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Always prompt for Boot Device on Startup?

I have a MacBook where I have to dual boot Windows and OS X. When I hold the Option Key on startup, I get the nice "Select Boot Device" screen. Is there a way to permanently enable this, so that I ...
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Snow leopard server: use a NAS volume as share point

I have a mounted nas volume (/Volumes/Volume_1) and i would like to create a share point on this, so that it can be accessed via FTP or whatever. Yet, when in server admin > file sharing, I cannot ...
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Space in Volume Name; can you remove?

I have two drives in my machine: An SSD with the OS on it a HDD with all my data. I have a symlink on the SSD for my home directory on the HDD so /Volumes/SSD/Users/Ross/ points to /Volumes/...
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Equalizing volume of different songs in itunes

I have enabled the option to equalize volume but it doesn't seem to do anything. Neither does it work for itunes, nor for the songs on my ipod. Is there some option/setting I am overlooking?
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air without a SuperDrive?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 as a second OS on a Macbook Air with no access to a superdrive? And if it is, how?
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What Math/Calculator software is available for the iPod touch?

I just saw Pi Cubed, and now I'm thinking, what Math/Calculator apps are available for iPod Touch?
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Changing airport connection preference algorithm

Airport connects to the network in order of preference that I have set. Is there a way to make it connect to the network that I was last connected to, instead of the one higher in the list. For eg. I ...
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How do I exclude video podcasts from my podcast smart playlist

I created a Smart Playlist to sync to my iPod Touch so I can listen to my podcasts one after the other while I'm on a long drive. I can't figure out how to leave Video Podcasts off that list, though. ...
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Why does (Apple) Remote Desktop, with client ports correctly forwarded, report as “Offline” to administrator's machine?

Administration Target An iMac Intel Core 2 Duo: Mac OS X 10.6.6; ARD Client 3.4-current; Router Configuration WAN-side TCP & UDP 22, 3283 and 5900 forwarded to the iMac. In desperation, I ...
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Mac OS X keeps to ask me if I want to allow iTunes to accept connections

Every time I open iTunes, Mac OS X keeps to ask me if I want to allow it to accept connections, even if in the Firewall settings iTunes has been set to accept any connections. I am not using a beta ...
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Some apps I'm finding only on iTunes, isn't there a way to buy in directly on my iPhone/iPod touch?

Some apps (e.g. Angry Birds) I'm finding only on iTunes, isn't there a way to buy in directly on my iPhone/iPod touch?
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If I plug my ipod to another computer's itunes, my musics will be deleted?

I'm thinking about use Ubuntu's Rythmbox to synchronize music, but I need the iTunes from my windows to get some apps. If I plug my ipod to a windows with no musics on it (to get my apps), my musics ...
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Notifications on Mac OS X

I would like to receive a notification somehow when system events happen. For example, a process writes to a directory, or a sandbox violation gets logged. (Ideally when it occurs, the sandbox ...
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Opening an attached pdf file on wiki page outside of browser

I have set up a personal wiki on a localhost using drupal. I have attached pdf's that open in the browser window which is generally ok but I'd rather be able to open them in Preview so I get all the ...
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Default installation folder

I am unhappy with the inherent insecurity of having to type in my system.install.root.user password when installing some applications. I realize this is necessary to install to the system wide ...
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AppleScript or Automator Workflow for Bulk-Converting Powerpoint Presentations to Keynote

I have a large set of Powerpoint presentations that I would like to convert to Keynote. I can convert each one manually by following these steps: In Finder, right-click Powerpoint document and select ...
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Why does Google Chrome mount and unmount a volume every few hours?

I'm assuming it's part of the 'check for updates' process, but does anyone know how this is controlled and what it's mounting and unmounting? I first discovered this behavior after updating Growl, ...
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How does the 4th generation iPod Shuffle know what time a song was last played?

Synching my iPod Shuffle (4th generation) updates the Last Played column in iTunes, and it looks as though the updated value matches closely to the time I played the song on the Shuffle. But ... how ...
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Synchronizing Gmail Contacts to my Mac

How do I sync GMail contacts into my Mac?
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Where are Services stored?

I created a service using Automator and noticed that it created a .workflow file in ~/Library/Services. Is this the same file that handles the service that I see under (Application's Name) > Services? ...
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Is it possible to create an icon on home screen to a specific note?

I'd like to to add an icon to my homescreen that takes me directly to a specific note. What I was thinking was doing it by having a bookmark in safari that triggers that note, and adding a shortcut to ...
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Syncing iCal with Google calendar under 10.4?

Is it possible to sync iCal on Tiger with Google calendar? Upgrading to 10.5 isn't an option for my G5, but I'd love to be able to use iCal to access the years of calendar data I have on Google ...
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HFS on Snow Leopard read only

Snow Leopard seems to have dropped support for the HFS (not HFS+) filesystem in Disk Utility. I have an HFS disk image that I created on a Leopard system. In Snow Leopard, this disk image is read only....

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