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What's the trivial difference between the 15" and 17" versions of the MacBook Pro?

What can I ask on the phone to a Mac user who has a MacBook Pro (Alu), but doesn't know if it's a 15 or a 17 one (and don't have a tool to measure the screen) What can I ask him to look at to tell me ...
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How can I allow incoming SSH (SCP) connections?

How can I allow incoming SSH connections on my mac (Mac OS X 10.6.4) from other machines on the same network? Every time I'm trying to scp something on the machine I get a Connection refused error.
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What is the best key remapper tool?

I use international keyboards which have ` (~ with shift) next to Z key. I'm used to having `/~ key next to 1 (currently, this key produces § or ± with shift, which I don't use at all). My goal is to ...
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Mail: Separate unread counts (badges) on dock icon for different accounts

I have multiple accounts configured in Mail and I would like to see the separate unread counts in the dock icon. I was looking at dockstar. When I google I see that another plugin Mailbadger is also ...
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Is it possible to hide the scrollbar in Terminal?

In the 10.4 or maybe 10.5 versions of Terminal.app it was possible to hide the scrollbar completely. Does anyone know if this is still possible in the 10.6 version of Terminal.app?
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iPhone App for Weather Push Notifications

Is there an app that sends weather alerts push notification to the iPhone? I have seen similar apps on Andriod but haven't seen one for the iPhone.
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Installing applications from disk images - what about the resources?

I know that the way to install an application on Mac is to drag the icon from the disk image onto applications. Often these folders don't just contain an application but resources (such as a readme as ...
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External disk stalls iMac

I have a weird problem with an external disk connected to my 27" iMac running OS X 10.6.5. It is a 1TB LaCie d2 Quadra and it is connected through Firewire. I use this disk primarily for Time ...
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Decompressing .sit file

I have recently downloaded a .sit archive file. Is there a way to decompress it at the command line?
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Are there headset adapters usable for MacBook Pros?

I bought a headset, and it has a (obviously) male headphone input and microphone output. Problem is, MacBook Pros don't have a microphone input. Instead, they have an audio line in. However, ...
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When I put events on my MobileMe calendar, syncing causes numerous duplicates to appear

Anyone encounter this, or know how to prevent it? I'm syncing two MacBooks, an iPad and two iPhones. Each entry appears one to five times once it syncs.
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Is there a way to remove the artist name from a large number of titles in itunes?

I have a few hundred mp3's which are labeled, e.g., "Rush - 01 - actual title of song". Is there a way to automatically remove "Rush - XX - " form the title names?
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Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
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How do I cancel a download in iTunes on the iPad?

I have selected to download a few podcasts in iTunes on my iPad but have decided that I don't want them anymore (they're audio only and I would prefer to listen to them on my laptop instead). Is there ...
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How to convert iOS backup from 4.0 to 3.x

Is there a way to convert an iOS 4 backup to format that was used in iOS 3. I have an iPhone 3G and iOS 4 runs really slow on it. I have succesfuly downgraded the firmware back to 3.1.3 but now I can'...
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iPad: getting back to initial screen after watching podcast

I use the iPod application on my iPad to watch podcasts most days, but after watching a podcast it seems impossible to get back to the initial screen (which shows when the app is launched) without ...
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Installing mc (midnight commander) without root access?

How do I do that? The normal installers (with .pkg files) ask for an admin password. It is possible to run normal mac software without admin access, but how do I run and install this shell software?
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Battery or power adapter problem?

I have a problem charging my battery. When I plug my power adapter into my MacBook Pro, the power adapter's light turns green (it doesn't change to orange) and my monitor light turns on (which means ...
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Will a cloned hard drive function exactly as the original?

If I buy a new hard drive and clone my original onto it (using Carbon Copy Cloner or something similar), will my computer function exactly the same as it did before? Will things like licensed programs ...
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What is the "Personal Photo Letter" intended for?

Pages on the iPad has as one of its defaults the "Personal Photo Letter". What is the intent of this type of document?
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How can I stop iTunes 10 launching when pressing the Play/Pause buttons?

When I'm watching a movie and I press the "play" button, iTunes 10 launches. How can I keep this from happening?
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Spaces and Expose Overview using the 2nd Monitor

I have two monitors, and 9 (3x3) virtual desktops. When I invoke the Spaces overview mode of expose, everything gets pulled onto the primary display. It creates one overview with 3x3 desktops, ...
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How do I calibrate the colors for two monitors for web development?

I have a Mac Pro with a dual setup running an Acer P243w and Samsung SyncMaster B2430. I have attempted making my own profile but have difficulty matching them. Is there any better way to make my ...
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iHome Mouse drivers for OS X

I have an iHome wireless 5 button laser mouse model iH-M130ZR and I can't find any drivers to be able to program the buttons. By default, left/right/scroll clicks work, but I can't get any response ...
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Mouse recommendation for iMac

I have a 20' aluminum iMac (the one that came with a Mighty Mouse). The not-so-mighty mouse started to fail, and I'm tired of trying to clean its wheel. What's the best mouse that looks good with an ...
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How do I kill the "server connections interrupted" window/process?

When my MacBook wakes up, away from a network it was previously connected to, it shows the "server connections interrupted" window. When I click "disconnect all", I get a spinning beach ball of death. ...
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Spelling correction on iPod Touch

How do I keep iOS from replacing my typing with something else when a correction is proposed? If I do nothing (i.e., don't choose the proposed word) and continue typing, it replaces the word I typed! ...
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How can I change the title of a boot image?

I have an external Hard Drive with two bootable partitions on it. The first is an image of a Mac OS X 10.6 Install DVD, and the second is an image of a Mac OS X 10.6.3 Install DVD. When I plug the ...
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"Winclone has been discontinued". Now what?

I just replaced my old 320Gb HHD on my MBP with a 240Gb SSD and I did not wanted to transfer the hole drive as it would not fit, as I have more than 60Gb of music and 110Gb of Photos and HD Videos. ...
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What is time machine backing up?

Is there a way to find out what time machine is backing up? My time machine has been running fine, but it suddenly started to back-up 20GB a few days ago when I have not changed that much since last ...
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Note taking for school

I'm considering getting a Macbook or a Macbook Pro (I use Windows on my desktop computer), and I'm thinking about how note taking could be done. Most I'm thinking would use Microsoft Word/Pages, but ...
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HID Compliant TouchScreen for OS X 10.6

Does anyone know of an HID-compliant touch screen that will work straight out of the box with Max OS X 10.6 without requiring any drivers to be installed?
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Can I use the same iTunes Library on both Mac OS and Windows?

I'm running Boot Camp, and once in a while I'd like to listen to music under Windows too. Is there a way I can use the same library under both Mac OS and Windows? Just changing the "iTunes Music" ...
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Apple Battery Charger - does not charge to 100%?

I have recently purchased the Apple Battery Charger and immediately charged the batteries that came with it. A few days later (3 or 4) I placed the batteries into my mouse and noticed that they only ...
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What parts can you upgrade on a MacBook Pro?

If I buy a MacBook Pro, what parts can I upgrade later? Is it possible to upgrade to more memory? Is it possible to upgrade to another harddrive? e.g. to a newer SSD-drive? Anything else that is ...
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What are the pros and cons of using iTunes to manage my iPod?

I've heard people talking about using alternative software to manage their iPods. My iPod came in the post today and I was wondering what the pros and cons of using iTunes (as opposed to popular ...
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Speeding up and improving directory listing from windows Servers?

When I connect to windows servers (called PC-servers in OS X) getting the list of files in a directory is really slow (20-30s) in comparison to using a windows machine (<1s). Sometimes the files in ...
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How do I write a script to disconnect all network drives?

I work in a windows environment with active directory. Just logging out doesn't disconnect (unbind) the network drives. I need something more forceful, and faster than shutting down and restarting. ...
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Does anyone have any tips or best practices for using NFS mounted directories?

Does anyone have tips for conveniently dealing with a variety of NFS mounted directories in Mac OS X? When I drag them to the sidebar in finder they can't be renamed. When I mounted them using "...
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How do I change Mac OS X's sleep behavior with respect to USB plugging/unplugging?

If a USB device is plugged or unplugged, my MacBook Pro wakes up from sleep. Can this behavior be changed somehow? That is to say, I do not want my Mac to wake up when a USB device is unplugged.
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Using My Mac as a webserver for my VMware VM

So, I have my Mac running VMware Fusion and I have a Windows XP VM running. Currently the VM Network setup is NAT, my Mac is already setup as a web server. I'd like to be able to access the Mac from ...
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What kinds of things should I do to maintain the performance of my iMac?

I've recently switched from PC to Mac. So far, so good! With my PC, I had a variety of tasks I'd regularly perform to keep my PC running well: Run CCleaner to clean up all the cruft (temporary files,...
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Is it possible to have the iPhone automatically open iTunes/sync on one computer and not on others?

I want to be able to plug my iPhone in to my main computer and have a fire-and-forget sync happen with iTunes automatically. But leaving the box(es) ticked about doing this appears to be a device ...
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Can I use the iPad Camera Kit to move photos onto an SD card?

Can the iPad Camera Kit be used to move or export photos onto an SD Card? I'd like copy photos from my iPad onto a memory card for a digital photo frame.
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How are images stored on the hard drive of an iPhone?

If I were to examine my iPhone's hard drive, in what format would I find the images in the Photos app stored? Are they in a big .sqlite database file? Or are they stored as individual files such as ....
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Is there a functional Jailbreak for iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 3GS?

I have an iPhone 3GS running 4.0.1 that is currently Jailbroken (using the Jailbreakme.com vulnerability a while back). While I don't care about any ability to unlock my phone - I'm quite happy with ...
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Migrating from MacPorts to Homebrew. Is there any specific advice in how to minimize disruption?

I want to stop using macports, and use homebrew instead, I have been reading on their approach and it makes more sense to me. Now, I don't care much about having to reinstall my packages, even if some ...
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Script doesn't find file

Suppose my_folder contains my_script and my_program. my_script tries to run ./my_program -myoptions. It works when I cd into the directory, but not when I double click on it. Here is the output: ...
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What causes the "Unable to download application" error on an iPod Touch?

On some wireless networks, whenever I try to download or update an app I get the following message: Unable to download application. <Your App> will be available for download when you log in to ...
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How do I get Google Notifier (Mac) to report the number of new messages in Priority Inbox?

I'm using Google Notifier for Mac 1.10.6.879 and I want it to report the number of new messages in Priority Inbox. Previously, I had Notifier report the number of unread messages that had a certain ...
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