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How can I tell what block size a mounted device uses, which has no mounted volumes

This seems absurdly easy, and I have the idea I used to know how to find out, but... On Mac Os 10.4, I want to do a raw copy from/two two devices using dd if=*inputdev* of=*outputdev* ibs=?? obs=??. ...
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Free metadata file information tool for Mac?

Does anyone know any free alternatives to Informator? As a sidenote, this doesn't deal with EXIF metadata only. I'm hoping for video, music, and who knows what else beside images metadata. Being ...
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MacPorts Freezes

I just installed MacPorts. After that, I've been trying to install sqliteman. When the MacPorts reaches the gt4-mac package, it stay for two hours with this message: ---> Computing dependencies ...
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iPhone and Mac internet sharing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPod Touch Networking Without Wifi I want to share my internet connection with my iPhone via the usb cable. I have a Macbook pro. What do you think? Is this possible? ...
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Can't get my mail.app filter I created to work on messages that are coming in to the Gmail IMAP spam folder

On Leopard, I use Mail.app. I have filters set up. They work. Except for this new one I made. It works when I choose Apply Filters manually. But does not seem to filter incoming messages. It is my ...
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Rosetta Stone data on Dropbox

I'm currently trying to learn a new language using Rosetta Stone. Given that I have 2 computers (mac desktop and laptop), I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to have the data files in ...
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How to make OS X send LOCAL IP address in www request headers?

I need to be able to send the local IP address of a computer along with the headers when making requests to a website. Similar to the way you can get the _SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"] in php, but the local ...
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Is it possible to disable write caching on a USB mass storage device on Mac OS X?

On Windows, there's a setting for removable drives called "optimize for quick removal", which disables write caching so you can just unplug your removable drive without causing filesystem corruption. ...
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How do I remove a piece of software from auto-starting when I reboot my Mac?

How do I edit my startup programs for Mac OS X? In particular, I have this "Hotspot Shield" program I installed that is starting up every time I reboot my computer. I want to remove it from ...
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Changing default browser in Mac OS X

I currently have Firefox set to be my default browser. I would like to change it to Cruz because if Firefox isn't currently open it takes almost a minute to load. Plus it's rather sluggish at times. ...
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Running a Java Applet from Firefox with 1.6.0_17?

Anyone able to successfully run a Java Applet with the 1.6 Applet Plugin in Firefox? I'm using an applet loaded in tomcat that other non-Mac users can access and run using their java applet plugin, ...
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Temporarily adding my user to another system

So i need to send in my mac laptop for repair and i have plenty of development work to do for the week that it will be gone for. I can borrow a laptop but obviously it wont have my data and dev stuff ...
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Accepting self-signed SSL certificates

I'd like to tell Macos 10.4 Mail that it can trust a self-signed SSL certificate for an IMAP+SMTP/SSL connection to a mail server I run, so that Mail does not complain each time I fetch mail. Can ...
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How do I remove invisible files / folders from my Time Machine backup?

I use the methods here to trim files from my backup and exclude them from future backups. I have ~/.dropbox excluded, but I don't know how to delete all current backups because it's invisible (and ...
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Is it harmful to keep PC always on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to leave your computer on all the time? i always keep PC on . just switch off monitor when i don't use. Is it harmful for PC hardwares and softwares? i ...
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Moving Thunderbird from Windows 7 to a Mac

I am a new mac user and would like to move all my thunderbird email to my macbook pro. How do I do this? How do I find out where T-bird stores the data. Thanks, Paul
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admin can't view non admin user's folder in osx

I'm trying to add a new keyboard layout for a non admin user on my mac. I had thought that the keyboard layout would be applied for all users when I added it to mine but alas no. I cannot get into ...
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Keeping Mac OSX up and sleepless while task / app is running

I want to leave rsync working over wifi for hours turned on AC power. But when I do so the Mac breaks the connection after some time. On Energy Settings pane it's configured to "Computer Never ...
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A new iMac will come with a 32 bit or 64 bit OS preinstalled?

Will a newly purchased iMac come with a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system?
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Migrating Time Machine Volumes

I have two external drives I use for Time Machine backups. On each drive, I have Time Machine backups for multiple computers. My primary computer has a large disk, and the associated external Time ...
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VMWare 6.5 Fusion compatibility

I moved about 6 VM's created under Vista OS running VMWare workstation to my iMac yesterday, and much to my amazement, they all worked just fine (and performed reasonably well at that). Then I ...
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Switch between Single and Dual-Monitor output

is there a way to switch between single and dual monitor view on my macbook pro running mac os x leopard? Maybe a shortcut or something? To be more detailed: I'm running mac os x on a laptop. ...
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virtual machine is stored is almost full yet Window C drive says 29GB free

Getting message vmware has paused this virtual machine because the disk which virtual machine is stored iss almost full. to continue, free up 962 MB of disk space. My Mac has over 160GB free. Bootcamp ...
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Ballooning Mac OS X kernel_task and Wired memory usage. How to diagnose / fix?

I have a very strange issue, which I'm having a hard time diagnosing as to the root cause. I have a Mac Pro (2008, 8-core 2.8 GHz, 8800GT) with 14 GB of RAM (recently upgraded because of this ...
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Egato EyeTV - why does it need a key when I bought the hardware?

$TITLE says it all. I have lost my key piece of paper - but have the dongle/USB receiver - why does the software require a key?
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Show Duplicate Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find duplicate files on Mac OS X Hi all I am trying to sort out duplicate folders in a folder which again has an awful lot of subfolders on a Mac OS X system. I want to ...
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Changing from single-window X11 to unified Mac Window Manager

At some point I configured X11 to be fullscreen on my Mac. Unfortunately, X11 on the Mac is hideous in fullscreen. There are drawing problems, where the menus aren't completely drawn for example, ...
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How do I trim my Time Machine backups and find and exclude frequently-updated large files from bloating it?

Time Machine is nice because it Just Works and it does its magic in the background. But left to itself, it can really swell up due to either large files that you don't really need backed up slipping ...
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How to install Java on Snow Leopard?

I am a new Mac user. I need to install Java on my Mac OS X Snow Leopard. How do I accomplish this?
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Why doesn't mail that I send from Mail.app on my mac show up on my iPhone's Sent Mail when using gmail?

I'm using Mail.app on Mac OS X 10.6.2 to send and receive mail to my gmail account. I also use my iPhone to send and receive mail on my gmail account. When I send mail from Mail.app, it shows up ...
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How to find a folder on Mac OS X 10.5?

I'm on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). What's the best way to find a folder for which I'm not sure of the full name? For example, I know the folder name I want is like: "farm-animal-type" But the full ...
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Advice on new HDD and RAM for 2008 iMac [closed]

I am looking to play some games on my iMac using VMware or BootCamp and some native games like Call of Duty. I am looking at buying this HDD: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804 and adding 4 GB or 6 ...
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How can I suppress the “Welcome to OpenOffice.org” dialog on startup

Is there a way to start OpenOffice.org without the "Welcome to OpenOffice.org "create a new document" dialog appearing every time? I just wanna start it empty then do either File->Recent Documents or ...
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Internet Sharing on Mac Behind Proxy

I have enabled the internet sharing via Airport on Mac mini successfully. I can connect to the Wifi network from my iPhone but can't browse the internet. The problem might be that the Mac mini uses a ...
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Thunderbird 3 for Mac arbitrarily marks messages unread

I just installed Thunderbird 3 on my Mac. Often when I click on an IMAP folder (other than the Inbox), Thunderbird will suddenly and arbitrarily mark unread numerous messages (from several to ...
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Is there a OneNote file viewer for Mac OS X?

I've got a Dropbox account where I store my OneNote files. On my Windows boxes this makes it really handy to work with the same files on multiple machines, however I would also like to be able to view ...
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How do I type accented characters in MacOS?

How do I type an accented letter, or an umlaut, etc?
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Why does the Color label of some files keep disappearing in Finder?

In the Finder I can right-click files and give them a color label. Which is fantastic! But right now I experiencing something weird that doesn't quite make sense. I give some files in a folder a ...
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sync Gmail between iMac and Macbook

I use Apple mail on both iMac and Macbook with all my other mail accounts, I use POP and put a thirty day deletion on the mail account. This means as long as I log in once a month on both machines and ...
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Tab character width in Terminal

Default tab width for Mac OS X Terminal.app is 8. I want to change it to 2. How can I do it? I've found tabs command, but I can't figure out how to use it.
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Lotus Notes doesn't open from Dock

Ever since installing Lotus Notes on my Mac I haven't been able to properly access it from the dock. If the program is off then it will open up fine the first time but then clicking on the icon will ...
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Stop Safari from loading webpages preview images

Everyday, the first time I start Safari, if I go to the history tab, I get the following message : How can I stop Safari prompting this message and completely disable the webpages preview?
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Are PAL DVDs compatible with iMacs?

I'm interested in buying a DVD of a British documentary. However, it's only available in PAL format. I have an iMac running OS-X 10.5.8. I bought my iMac in the States. Is PAL compatible with my ...
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iMac runnings windows 7 - can't eject dvd using wireless keyboard

Using an iMac running Windows 7 and the wireless apple mini keyboard. I can eject fine within Windows but the eject key on the keyboard doesn't work. Windows is set to use the UK Apple keyboard ...
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iMac running Windows 7 - sound problems intermittently

On an iMac running Windows 7 a customer has an odd problem. They can run media player to play music ok initially but after a period Windows will start to report that there is a problem with the sound ...
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iMac running Windows 7 - can't turn off screen

I've just installed Windows 7 on a new iMac for a user who needs to run windows on it. All seems fine except we can't work out how to turn the screen off without shutting down the whole machine. Is ...
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Shortcut for moving window between monitors in Mac OS

I am using Snow Leopard and I am curious whether there are any shortcuts for moving windows between monitors similar to how Winows has: Win+Shift+Left and Win+Shift+Right to move the current window to ...
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Snow Leopard VNC client [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac VNC client for controlling Mac Mini remotely? I know how to VNC into other computers from a Windows and Linux system, but have never done it with a Mac before. I ...
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Lazarus Form Recovery for Safari?

I use Lazarus a lot on Chrome and FireFox. Well, not a lot, but it's great for crashing when you're writing something online in a form that doesn't automatically save what you're writing. Plus, this ...
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Safari Tabs like Firefox / Chrome

Two things I miss from Firefox and Chrome when using Safari on Mac are the Command + Option + Arrows, that are replaced by Control + Tab or Command + Shift + Arrows, and specially the Command + ...