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iMac - Lower Case Letter “Q” not working in any program

I have an iMac running OS 10.5.8. The Lower case letter "Q" is not working in any of my programs including TEXTedit. Does anyone have any ideas?
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How to install Ubuntu or BackTrack Linux on iMac

I have an Intel based iMac 2010 21.5" and I would like to install Backtrack (preferably) or Ubuntu. Every time I try to install one of the two, I get a black screen when the installer loads the video ...
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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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Disk Utility tells me to repair disk permissions from the DVD, but my DVD drive isn't working

I have an iMac with Snow Leopard that shows it is low on disk space. In Disk Utility, I select the hard disk and click "Verify Disk". It gives me an error and says to click "Repair Disk Permissions". ...
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Very high memory and CPU usage by the OS X Dock

I have a very annoying problem with the Dock process - after more than a few hours of uptime, the memory usage will spike to more RAM than I have. The process will begin to thrash the hard drive at ...
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How do I enlarge a game but not make it full screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stretch or scale a windows to fit resolution height and width sizes? I'm playing a game in windowed mode, unfortunately my screen is huge 2560x1440 or something ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi created by an iMac?

My iMac's WiFi shows up on my Dad's Windows 7 laptop. The WiFi is password-protected though. I am not asked for any password. Things simply fail to connect.
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Would the 2011 27" iMac be more power efficient than my 3 year old HP PC? [closed]

Our power bill keeps climbing higher and higher and we are looking for ways to start saving power (even if it involves quite an initial investment). One of the things we are looking at replacing is ...
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Connect an internal HDD eSTATA to iMAC

I purchased a 3TB HDD which I intend to put into an USB enclosure for the iMAC. The drive is recognized at boot but only shows 801.23GB, same can be duplicate in windows. Ive tried to format the ...
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How to virtualize Lion or Mac Server in Windows 7 on iMac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VMWare? Two questions: How do I run Mac OS X Lion in Windows 7 on my iMac? I know it is legal to virtualize Lion and Mac ...
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iMac OSX Lion upgrade - Photo Booth stopped working

After I upgraded my [2009] iMac to OSX Lion (a few days ago), the Photo Booth program stopped working. When I click on the icon, all I get is the following error message: Photo Booth cannot be opened ...
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Main Imac Screen black external ok

on iMac, the external display works but internal is backlit but black When I change resolution the main screen gets lines on it then goes back to black
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Is it better to have [2x4GB] or [2x4GB + 2x2GB] RAM in iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have 4x2GB or 2x4GB of RAM? I recently upgraded my iMac (2010) to a 2x4GB RAM configuration and that went well, but I've considering putting the old ...
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Stopping OSX from moving windows from second monitor

I have a HDTV as my second monitor. I move windows to that monitor. When the computer and the TV sleeps and I bring both back, on the brief time both are initializing, OSX thinks the monitor is not ...
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Hooking up iMac, DSL modem, router, VoIP box and ROKU

I want to hoop up iMac, DSL modem, router, VoIP box and ROKU. How do I begin? I've read to go from wall to modem to router to VOIP, then I guess I'd just get another cable to hook the ROKU to the ...
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Firewire 800 cable for new iMac

Which one of these cables is the one I have to buy to connect a FireWire 400 device I have to the FireWire 800 port of the new 27" iMac?
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Connect iMac to Sharp TV, But No Video or Audio

Here’s my setup: iMac 21.5” (Late 2009) Mac OS X 10.6.7 Sharp LD-46D85UN Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI I've been using my iMac as an HTPC since I purchased it last year, but last week it ...
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iMac - connecting an external monitor to my thunderbold ouput

I have a LG HDTV that has many inputs HDMI and one VGA. The HDMI input expects the audio to come with the video and the VGA input has a separate audio mini-jack input and when selected expects the ...
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Cloning Dual Boot iMac to a new iMac

I have an iMac that dual boots to Windows 7 using Bootcamp. I just purchased a new iMac and I'd like to fully clone my old iMac to the new iMac. I've done this before using a firewire cord and ...
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Scrolling on Magic Mouse isn't working on OS X 10.5.8 Leopard

I just bought a new Magic Mouse and the scrolling isn't working. I've installed all of the software updates and the Wireless Mouse Software package but with no effect. Any ideas how I can get the ...
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Options to extend the life of my iMac 2007?

I have a 2007 iMac, maxed out on RAM, with the original Apple Hard drive. Given that most drives would've failed by now, I feel like I'm on borrowed time. That being said, I'd like to extend the ...
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Why does my 20" iMac running Snow Leopard suffer from very slow wireless?

3 different Windows machines on the same wireless from a position 2' from the aforementioned iMac are snappy. All machines using DHCP, and are using the same DNS servers, so it doesn't seem likely to ...
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2006 inherited iMac privileges issue

I recently got my grandpa's old iMac from 2006. I made my account, made it an admin, and deleted his. I put 10.5.1 on it since it had 10.4 before. Now when I try to get the update, it says I don't ...
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How many external displays can I connect to the new iMac (May 2011)

The new iMac has just been released with two thunderbolt ports. For those that don't know, thunderbolt comprises of PCI Express and Display Port technology, is also known as 'LightPeak' and is ...
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My 2007 iMac is extremely slow, yet memory and CPU are not starved

2007 iMac, 2 gigs ram, internal 320G hard drive. Even after a reboot and clearing some log files locations, the computer is very slow. Programs start up slowly, opening new terminal windows is very ...
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Synergy prevents click and drag actions in some windows applications

My synergy setup is a Windows 7 x64 server and an iMac client. The problem I'm experiencing is that synergy prevents click and drag actions in 'some' windows applications. I notice it most often in ...
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Dual monitor issue: The primary monitor is an iMac, the secondary monitor screen shows images in green only

I have an iMac with a second monitor (VA2431w) connected to it. The monitor was working fine, however today when it is turned on the screen appears to be green. The mouse and windows can move from one ...
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Windows XP hangs when loading on startup of VMware

After total shutdown and restart of my iMac with VMware installed, I start VMware and it starts loading Windows XP Pro and then hangs in the middle of the Windows loading process. The cursor ...
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iMac, AirPort flashing yellow, speed stream

After a power outage, a friend's iMac powered up but the AirPort is flashing yellow and the computer cannot get on-line. What is the "power up order" to properly connect?
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Stuttering with WD TV Live connected to iMac via ethernet?

I have a WD TV Live, if I connect a hard drive or usb stick to the usb input on it, it plays all my movies flawlessly. However if I connect the WD TV to my iMac directly via ethernet (no router), all ...
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Can't type lowercase “q” in parallels

When I type a lowercase "q" in any program on the Parallels side of my iMac, the parallels desktop disappears, and all of the open program windows appear to be floating in front of the Mac desktop ...
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Font size in Skype 2.8.0.866 in iMac 21.5"

When using Skype, the font for my messages is far too small. I went to Skype preferences and changed the font to Lucida 18 which is ok, and 24 is a bit too big. I also went to View section and changed ...
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How to connect to Google App Engine server in internal network iMac?

I have 3 iMacs and a Windows machine on my home network, all connected via an Airport Extreme router. I'm developing Google App Engine applications locally on one of the iMacs, and can view ...
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iMac sees 16:9 monitor as 4:3

I've attached an LG Flatron W2246 monitor to my aluminium iMac, running 10.6.6. While I am able to use the monitor, when I open the display preferences pane, I am only offered resolutions with a 4:3 ...
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Is it possible to upgrade/change iMac graphics card after purchase?

The title says it's all but for the sake of clarity: Is it possible to upgrade/change iMac graphics card after purchase by yourself (without authorized service)? I would like to upgrade it to the ...
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send key combination via local network to other mac

after a other mac or macbook is connected with a mini display port to a new generation imac you can switch between the imac and the other connected mac pressing cmd+F2(brightness up) using the ...
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Re-enabling audio on an iMac

I know Super User is not a 'tech support' forum, so I will try to make it short: my computer's sound does not work anymore. I have asked for support on the Apple board but I feel a bit on my own. To ...
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cannot login to my imac running 10.4

I have an iMac with OS X 10.4 that I can't login to. Whenever I get to the login page I type my password and it starts to login. The blue and white status bar appears and eventually login but only for ...
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Add new port forwarding entry (TCP) on iMac

I'm on an iMac, Leopard OSX, and I need to add a new port forwarding entry (TCP protocol) in the iMac itself, since I have no router/modem connected to the iMac, I have Fiber, a network cable from the ...
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Numpad's Enter key is acting like the Command key instead

I can't get the numpad Enter key to work on OS X 10.6.5. The numpad works fine, as do the plus and minus keys. Only the Enter is not working. I tried 2 keyboards and I get the same problem with both, ...
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Two desktop sessions on iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Mac be used by multiple users at same time? Hi, I have an iMac with 2nd monitor attached. Can I start yet another desktop session on the 2nd monitor for another ...
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Keep iMac awake but the screen off

Is there a way to keep iMac awake but let display sleep? Programs like Caffeine and Jiggler will keep the screen on and this is what I'd like to avoid.
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Does iMovie prevents going to sleep?

I've started making a movie in iMovie project (which takes about 3 hours). In System Preferences, i've seen the option to shedule, but leaved it disabled. Also in System Preferences, i've set the 30 ...
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network drivers missing under boot camp xp on imac

I installed windows xp under boot camp on my early 2008 imac successfully, but none of the network adapter drivers got copied over. (This wasn't a problem when I tried windows 7) Does anyone know ...
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iMac 3GHz w NVIDIA 9400 — Unable to install generic nvidia drivers

I can't install the latest NVIDIA drivers for the 9400 on this iMac (Early 2010 Model, 20.5" Screen). I'm running Windows 7 64bit, and I tried installing both the 9400M and 9400 drivers. The actual ...
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Why can't I move files to my WD-drive from my mac?

I bought a WD My Passport (Essential) 500GB a few days ago. I needed it to move my old files from my Pc to my new iMac. I connected it to my Pc and installed WD Smartware on it so it could be used and ...
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Will this RAM work well in an iMac?

I want to increase the RAM of my 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 24" iMac. I currently have 1GB of RAM DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz. I really want to upgrade, but know nothing about RAM or hardware in general... These ...
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Weird static noise from new iMac with external speakers

I recently got an iMac (27" 2010 model) and when I have my Rokit 6 KRK monitors plugged in via RCA to 1/8" adapter, I am getting a low buzzing sound. The sound gets louder whenever I scroll the mouse ...
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How to connect multiple monitors to an iMac

Hi is it possible to connect 2 monitors to an IMac? I am able to connect a second monitor but would like to be able to connect one more. I looked into using a KVM switch but this it seems is for the ...
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How to find out what is preventing my iMac to go to sleep?

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. Everything is running fine, but the mac won’t go to sleep if inactive. The settings are correct. Any ideas what might cause this? I guess some background program ...