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MacOSX: Should MS Office AutoUpdate run automatically?

This is on Snow Leopard and MS Office 2008. Microsoft AutoUpdate is a program installed alongside Microsoft Office. From the name "Microsoft AutoUpdate", my guess is that this program should ...
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Adding an iMac to a Windows workgroup

I have an iMac running Mac OS X 10.7 and I have it hooked up to my Windows workgroup but when I try to connect to it from my Windows computer it asks for a username and password. I've tried the ...
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Can I securely trash a folder that contains applications without ruining the applications on my HD?

I get a dialogue box asking if I want to leave or trash associated files as I am trashing an application. The folder in question is a duplicate of one I have saved in Documents. The applications are ...
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Is it possible to access an Apple Time Capsule over the internet?

I'd like to be able to continue backing things up even when I'm not in the office, so if it's easy to access it over the internet, I'd like to set this up. I'm using OSX Lion.
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Keys dead in Apple Wireless Keyboard after cleaning

I gave my Apple Wireless Keyboard a cleaning using a damp cloth and dishwashing soap. None of the keys have worked since. Although I was careful, some water may have gotten under one or two other ...
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Remote Installing OS X 10.5 on a PowerBook G4

I recently acquired a PowerBook G4 (always loved the PPC architecture over Intel when it comes to Apple), currently it has OS X 10.4 installed. Unfortunately I can't find the original 10.5 install ...
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Checking for keylogger/trojan/spyware on OS X

I have enabled hidden files, ran netstat to observe active connections, and I am running Clamxav. Anybody know any other tricks or ideas to find anything hiding? This is a client's machine. It ppears ...
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how do you clear apple/mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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Command+Tab not working on MacOSX Client with Synergy

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 laptop paired with an Apple Wireless Keyboard. I'm using the answer on this question to swap the Command and Option keys so that they are mapped like a regular keyboard. This ...
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Linux/OS X dualboot on a MacBook Pro with RAID

I'd like to install Gentoo Linux on my Macbook Pro while keeping my current OS X installation. I currently have OS X installed on a RAID 0 on two 160GB Intel SSDs and I'd like to create a new ...
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How to switch to built-in speaks when headphones are plugged in

I want to be able to switch headphone output to/from built-in speaker output with my mac with software, so that I don't need to do the manual process. How is this possible?
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Two Kernel Panics in two weeks, what's wrong? [closed]

I've had two kernel panics in two weeks on my Macbook. Any idea what's wrong? Here's my report: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 386578 sec Panics Since Last Report: 2 Anonymous UUID: ...
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Run apps from xcode to a device wireless?

Is there a way to run apps over air from xcode?
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Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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Is it possible to use 6GB of memory in my MacBook Pro 3,1?

The specifications of my MacBook Pro say the maximum memory supported is 4GB using two 2GB DDR2 667MHz each. However, some say that this model can support up to 6GB of memory, putting a 4GB Memory ...
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Windows 7 + Bootcamp: Apple Cinema Display brightness doesn't work

I have no idea what's going on here, I hope someone can help. Windows 7 x64 was installed and fully updated on an Intel Mac. It seemed to be working fine, but there was no sound, so I installed the ...
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Apple 10.7 Lion OS on Windows 7 Using VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? So I do not own a Mac, and have never owned a Mac so I am not really sure how it typically works with the OS'. I am ...
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Converting rtfd files to txt, without deleting hyperlinks and pictures in OS X

I have a lot (>10k ... this can't be done manually) of rtf and rtfd files that I would like to turn into txt files. Unfortunately they contain pictures and hyperlinks that I don't want to lose. ...
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How can I edit RSS feed address/URL in Apple Mail?

How can I easily edit / modify / change the address of an RSS feed URL / address in Apple Mail? I am on OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.5. I found information on how to use terminal to export the list of feeds, ...
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Anyone know how to enable UDP on an Airport Express / Time capsule router?

Currently I can't video chat using UDP. This diagnostic page shows that: http://cc.rtmfp.net/ I get a N,N,Y,N,N,Y,Y,Y How can I enable my Airport Express router to allow UDP? Thanks
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Mac Pro won't boot from Windows 7 DVD - Flashing prohibitory sign

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac pro, I have tried everything it seems. I have a perfectly good Windows 7 DVD which boots on other devices, yet it doesn't on mine. First off it started with ...
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MacBook Pro wants to connect to IPv6 addresses for some strange reason

A very weird behavior on a MBP. It seems that some websites are now advertising Ipv6 addresses (e.g., www.doodle.com, addons.mozilla.org, etc.). For some reason, even though I only have an Ipv4 ...
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How to simply setup Mac OS X on ESXi 5.x+? [closed]

The simplest way to setup a Mac OS X on ESXi 5.x+? On all supported hardware.
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How to connect Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable to IBM Laptop?

I just bought an Apple Digital TV Adapter. I have an iPad2. I know, to share my iPad screen, Just connect iPad to Adapter & then connect Adapter second end to Monitor/Screen. Now, My question is ...
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How can I tell if my mac needs more memory?

In windows xp it was obvious: if the memory used regularly exceeded the physical memory, it was time to put some more in What's the deal with the mac? I read this and am none the wiser
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Different display on laptop's screen and projector screen?

I saw a lecturer using PowerPoint to present his lecture, however, I notice that although the projector only show the PowerPoint's slides, his laptop screen show different things. How can I do that?
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A USB keyboard in a Microserver is causing the machine to become very unresponsive

This video explains it best - Youtube Link I have purchased a number of Microservers and have finally got around to setting the first one up. It doesn't have a PS2 port, but, has loads of USB ports. ...
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Can I put my hard disk from Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems?

Can I put my hard disk (with OS) from a Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems? (And put the hard disk from this 2011 in the one from 2009 without any problems?) Like ...
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Dock takes up 4GB of memory in Lion OS

I recently purchased an iMac, and upgraded the memory to 8GB, however, my iMac has been really laggy these days, so today, I checked the memory usage. It turned out that Dock took up 3.9G of memory, ...
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iTunes not syncing TV Shows bought on Store to iPod Touch 4G with 5.x

Syncing with iTunes 10.5.2 on a Mac; I selected the shows (Season 2 of Modern Family) and tried to sync, but it only started copying an episode of Psych. Thoughts?
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How do I reset the Apple keychain password?

We're an Active Directory shop that has mostly PCs, except for a couple Macs that connect via LDAP. One of those Macs I checked out months ago for some software testing. Turned it back in ...
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Upgrading an old Macbook

I just got an Intel Macbook from 2006. The original hard drive (running Tiger) still works fine, but is a bit on the small side. I'm trying to upgrade to a 320GB drive. The local iStores claim that ...
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Disable DHCP on airport when it's an Access Point

I have airport access points that are linked to my main router. I set up DHCP on the router and I just want to use the airport as an access point, but if I put it in this mode it enables DHCP by ...
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Can I change the MAC Address on my Airport Extreme WiFi Router?

I am trying to do some diagnostics on my Time Warner Wideband Internet connection. To do so I would like to spoof the MAC Address on my AirPort Extreme WiFi Router. I cannot find a way to alter the ...
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How to record screen on iMac 27 if the video is from Mini DisplayPort?

I am trying to record the replay from my PS3. I have an ATLONA HDMI to mini displayport to display PS3 video on my iMac, but I can't figure out how to record the video. I know quicktime can record ...
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Is it possible to connect an external Monitor to an Apple Thunderbolt Display?

Well the title says it all but still. Is there a way to connect an external monitor using a DVI->MiniDP converter to the Thunderbolt Port on the Apple Thunderbolt Display?
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Need an everyday reminder at a specific time of the day on Mac OS X?

Does anyone know how I can create an everyday reminder that pops up every day at a specific time to remind me of doing something? I need to make it remind me everyday at 1:00pm to update my daily ...
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Canon MX printer series with Apple AirPrint support?

Does somebody know if the Canon MX printer series has a native Apple AirPrint support? In product specification they only say that it is possible to print documents from your iPhone or iPad. But i ...
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Ability to read Apple Time Capsule Hard Drive on OS X?

Is there a way to read hard drive from Apple TimeCapsule on my Mac?
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Is there a way I can purchase things using my itunes account? [closed]

Is it possible to purchase things on other sites using my iTunes account like paypal; to pay for items on sites other than the iTunes store? How would this be done technically? I have came up with a ...
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Using Apple Mail as a native email client; Want to use Thunderbird to back up all of my Gmail

Let me start with my question and then I'll provide the context behind it: Is there a way for me to create a full local backup of my Gmail account (all received and sent emails) using a program like ...
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How to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
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iTunes 10.5 blocked when I connect my iPhone4

Today I updated iTunes to version 10.5 It starts up correctly, but when I connect my iPhone4, iTunes is blocked and the spinning wait cursor is showed.... When I disconnect iPhone, iTunes works ...
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Win8 Bluetooth Keyboard Issue

i installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview but somehow it doesnt work with the apple wireless keyboard/ Intel Centrino Bluetooth 3.0 stick. Windows says it has installed the sticks driver properly ...
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Magic mouse in ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu on my mac. I have a magic mouse as well and I am trying to use it. The bluetooth detects it and it moves and everything but there is this acceleration problem. On googling I ...
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How secure is Apple's Bluetooth keyboard?

Can anybody post any documentation on how Mac OS X and Apple's Bluetooth keyboard pair up with each other? I have seen the articles Apple keyboard pairing over Bluetooth and Which wireless keyboard ...
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Is it possible to control the LED on Apple Wireless Keyboard on Linux?

I use an Apple Wireless Keyboard on Linux 3.0 and have remapped the CapsLock Key and use it frequently now and would like to turn off the LED as it has lost its function. There is a question regarding ...
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Apple UK / British English keyboard key mapping

I've recently started using a Mac at work, and after having been used to PCs running Linux for many years, it's taken a while for me to resolve a few niggles. But there's still one that remains: I'm ...
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How to prevent the screen from turning off when I open the lid?

It happens only when the computer is plugged on a power source. The situation on battery is not the same, knowing the computer goes to sleep. When I close the lid, the computer behaves correctly: ...
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Repurposing very old hardware (Apple ][ era) [closed]

I still have my very first computer - an Apple ][ I was given back in grade school. Once I fix the drive cables and clean it up a bit, what could I reasonably use it for? Obviously the stacks of 5¼" ...