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Leopard Mail app keyboard shortcut

I've recently switched to Chrome for developing and have thus started using the build-in Developer Tools instead of my previously preferred Firebug workflow. Just today I found a keyboard shortcut (...
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Script that outputs number of emails in Mail.app inbox

I'd like to have a command-line script I can invoke at the Terminal that will output the total number of messages in my "Work" Inbox in mail.app. Usage would look like this: $ inbox-count 48 What ...
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Time Machine backup format

Is the format of Time Machine's backups documented, or standard? Can I extract the files with a non-Mac system?
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iPhone 3GS how to enable or subscribe for free Find My iPhone

the free Find My iPhone seems to require an iPhone 4 for setup, even though it will work on an iPhone 3GS. How can I set up the service without an iPhone 4?
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How does Office 2008 for Mac store its Recent items?

I don't have access to Office 2008, but require the information for a project I'm working on. I'm mainly interested in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. This is the information I have gathered so far... ...
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Recieving Error Code 60 connecting iCal to OS X Server

I have a problem with my Mac mini running OS X Server 10.6.6. I want to use iCal and Address Book on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro. I started the two services without SSL. I installed port ...
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How do I do custom key binding in iTunes?

How would I assign ⌘1 to Music (Library item) ⌘2 to Movies ⌘3 to Podcasts Surprisingly enough, these key bindings are not assigned to anything yet, and IMO they would be most convenient ones (see ...
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Active monitoring and scheduled scanning in ClamXav?

I want to use an antivirus app on my Mac, and I heard that ClamXav is a good one to use. However, I'm not sure how to use it. All previous anti-virus scanners that I have used have two main features: ...
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How can I read the log when I fail with VPN

I have a Macbook Pro and I'm trying to get VPN from home to work. It refuse to work. I have turned on verbose logging, but how can I read the log ?
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Have recent updates caused the iPad battery to not last as long?

I'm noticing my iPad battery seems to be going down very rapidly, even when not in use. Has anyone else seen this behaviour and what would be the most common causes?
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Is there a way to sync an iPhone 3GS with Mac OS X Tiger?

We recently bought an iPhone 3GS for my stepson. He has my old iMac G5, running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), and iTunes 9.2.1. When we connect the iPhone to this computer, we get an error window saying "The ...
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Restoring mail from backup after hard disk died

The hard disk on my iMac (Mac OS X 10.5.8) died, and after getting it replaced I have been trying to restore my files from backup. The backup I have is just a copy of my user directory. I copied the ...
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Replace Finder with Forklift

Is possible to have Forklift open folders, paths, etc instead of Finder?
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Binding a keyboard shortcut to shut down

I want to bind a gesture in BetterTouchTool to the shut down menu that is invoked by pressing the power button on my MacBook Air. It's fairly simple to bind gestures to keyboard shortcuts, so what I'...
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What's the best way to test the battery life on a MacBook Air?

I just recently got a MacBook Air and noticed that its battery life is much lower than Apple's estimate of 7 hours. Since it is not the same, I would like to benchmark my battery life right now (...
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What's in the “Other” category on my iPad?

When I sync my iPad, iTunes tells me that Video accounts for so many gigabytes of space, Photos another portion, etc. etc. But iTunes also tells me that a whopping 5.5 GB is being used by "Other". ...
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iPod lyrics hiding things in <> … workaround?

I bought a CD, ripped it and copied it to my iPod Touch. Then I found the lyrics on the internet, confirmed that they're the same as in the album booklet, and pasted them into the lyrics section in ...
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How do I change a calendar's color in iOS 4.2.1?

This is very similar to this question however the only problem is that I'm running solely Windows OS on my PC. I also only sync with google calendars and that's all. However, it appears the sync ...
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Deleting photos from an iPhone

Is there a tweak that lets me delete any photos from my iPhone - including the ones uploaded with iTunes?
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How can I mirror the display from an iOS device to an Apple TV?

Is there a way to mirror the display of an iPod Touch or iPad to the Apple TV using AirPlay? I know I can do it for Applications that support it, but for presentations it's often useful to just ...
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Lost iPhone, what action to take?

Suppose you lost your iPhone or it was stolen and with your MobileMe subscription you have the choice of tracking it, locking it, displaying a message or remote wiping the phone. What would you do and ...
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Time Capsule Interface List

Per my other question on monitoring network throughput, I now have a series of graphs, some of which are distinctly non-obvious as to what they are. Is there documentation on what every interface on ...
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Using a MacBook Air in the sun?

Will using a MacBook Air out in the sun damage it at all? Will it affect any of the paint, the screen, distort the laptop's form, cause excessive heat, or cause any other damage?
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How do I use a keyboard shortcut to execute a shell script I wrote, passing the file selected in Finder as an arg?

I suppose you could have it pass in whatever was selected in general in any app (such as text highlighted in a web browser).
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Bootcamp partition migration

On my old Macbook pro I had a Windows 7 64bit Bootcamp partition. When I got my new Macbook pro I transferred the Bootcamp partition to the new computer with Winclone. Now when I try to boot into ...
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How can I allow the cursor to continue moving immediately after clicking the trackpad?

I have a Macbook, though I assume this behavior occurs on all of Apple's newer trackpads (the multitouch ones where the entire trackpad acts as a button). For a split second after clicking the ...
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How can I force MacOS to make a binary conversion of filesizes in MB, GB…?

I noticed that MacOS (10.6) makes a decimal conversion for file sizes, instead of binary: Is there any way to force it to make binary conversions instead in Finder? Because my mind kinda works in ...
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How do I stop iTunes from automatically assigning a hollow star rating to podcasts?

I’m having a problem with podcasts in iTunes. Here’s how it seems to work: I listen to a few episodes of a podcast, rating them as I go. (I use the 2-star rating to mark podcasts for deletion once I’...
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QuickLook for files with no extension or an unknown extension

I'm a programmer, and I find Mac's QuickLook a really great feature for quickly becoming familiar with a particular code base. Basically, I open up a Finder window in the directory where my code ...
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Lock screen on mac? w/o enabling “require password after sleep” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I want to be able to lock my screen on Mac, much the way Windows+l does on windows. I do not want to have to put in a password each time ...
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Deleted hash files; can't login anymore!

I've deleted the two hash files in the folder /private/var/db/shadow/hash/, corresponding to my login account. Now, I cannot login, and don't have any other account on my Mac with sudo permissions. ...
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Why are there two different sleep states on a MacBook?

It seems that there are two different sleep states on my MacBook: Sleep State 1: Invoked by: closing the lid or by the sleep timer. Awaken by: touching the trackpad, clicking the trackpad, pressing ...
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Macfusion - how can I auto connect on boot?

I have Macfusion automatically running when I boot, but how can I have it automatically connect to a server? Can't find this anywhere..
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View Song Lyrics in iTunes

Assuming I have songs with lyrics already added to them, how do I easily view them when listening to a song?
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Share iTunes library using a blank disk image?

Is it possible and safe to share an iTunes library between users on the same Mac using a blank disk image to hold the library? The goal would be to have all albums in one place only and to be able to ...
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Odd cputype in /bin/ls binary

I just started with Charlie Miller and Dino Dai Zovi's Mac Hacker's Handbook and was doing the tutorials. This includes getting to know things like 'otool' otool -f \bin\ls Fat headers fat_magic ...
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How can I combine multiple screenshots in Skitch?

With Skitch, I often find myself wanting to take screenshots of different parts of the screen, annotating them, and combining them into one image. I could use a separate program for this last step, ...
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Mac Pro Memory - Should I use 8 RAM slots in dual-channel mode or 6 RAM slots in triple-channel mode?

I have a Mac Pro tower with a 2 x 2.66 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon chipset, and 8 RAM slots. I have been told because of the processor's triple-channel memory capability that I should be installing RAM ...
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Safe to post iOS crash logs in public?

One of the iOS apps I use has been crashing a lot more than usual lately, so I'm posting about it on their forum. I've got a bunch of crash logs. Is it safe to post iOS crash logs in a public place? ...
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iPhone 3G bluetooth unaccessible

This is all that's happening. My laptop, my other mobile and my desktop computer all see each other. But my iPhone just keeps "searching". Any tips on what to try?
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Is there a way to use different network connections for different apps

At work we have a firewall that prevents certain outbound connections. But I also have a Clear wireless personal hotspot. I would like to use the work connection for normal requests but for certain ...
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How to make command-key shortcuts work again?

I've just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6.3 and all seemed to go OK, except that now no keyboard shortcuts work in any application. The keyboard viewer shows me that the command keys are working fine, and ...
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How to download all my Flickr content?

Are there any free apps to download my entire photostream from Flickr? Or at least as much content as possible? I want to quit my Flickr account.
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iPhone E-Mail Cache

This is a general iPhone usability question. I wanted to know if we can clear contact cache in email of iPhone mail account?
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Striped Macbook mouse pointer

For a few months my Macbook (white, 1.83Ghz Core Duo, OS 10.6.recent) has been showing the mouse pointer in a strange way. It's as if alternating vertical rows of the pixels making up the pointer are ...
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Is there an alternative to Find my iPhone to track a lost/stolen iPhone with SMS support?

I bought an iPhone 4 recently. I've been using Find my iPhone but I find it a little limited. First, you need to have Wi-Fi or 3G to be able to deactivate or send a message. That consumes a lot of ...
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How do I change my display settings if I can't see my screen?

I have a macbook in clamshell mode that's plugged into an HDTV for display output. Yesterday, I changed my display settings via the System Preferences. However, I inadvertently picked a setting that ...
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MacBook Air issue: Keyboard and in built mic failing

The keys 9,o,l and . on the keyboard of my MacBook Air have stopped functioning all of a sudden. Instead of the intended characters, random characters from the same row as the faulty keys appear. ...
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How do the audio controls work on “The Daily”?

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only app, has a narration feature where a professional actor reads the stories. I can't for the life of me figure out how it works. There is a headphones icon ...
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Limit Growl to one app only

Is it possible to limit Growl notifications to one App only? I'm really bothered by notifications by Adium, Bowtie and lots more but I don't want to deactivate each of them manually. Something like a ...

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