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Magic Mouse and Alum keyboard autosleep?

Should I manually turn off my aluminum keyboard and magic mouse when my iMac sleeps, or is there an automatic low-power mode? ( BONUS: How often should the batteries be replaced? )
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2 keyboard shortcut questions in OS X Snow Leopard

1) How can I delete a file via keyboard shortcut? 2) How can I lock my screen via keyboard shortcut?
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iMac runs warm?

New iMac, mentioned in another question is warm to the touch. Is this normal? A yes or no answer based on personal experience please.
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Getting started with a new iMac

I'm on my first Apple computer, a shiny new 21.5" iMac. I am not unfamiliar with OS X as I have been using a borrowed MacBook for a few months. Considering that this is my machine, I am more ...
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Why a 10 years old software still is so slow even today?

I just got to this question due to a game (which happens to be Diablo 2), but the matter of fact is: why is my brand new mac book pro, made in 2009 with latest technology (tho it's the cheapest one) ...
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Networking: Adding specific route for printer, on Mac Connected to Two Networks

I have a Mac connected to two different networks (wireless en1 and ethernet en0 ). The ethernet network is the preferred (System Preferences->Set Service Order). I'd like to be able to print to a ...
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Where does PGP keep its license file within OS X?

I was using a trial from PGP. Now have a license supplied by the company I work for. Upon trying to overwrite/upgrade - PGP is reporting that its using the 'old', namely trial license. Which has long ...
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Boinc permissions problem on OS X

I installed boinc 6.10.21 on my OS X 10.5 in order to upgrade from a 6.6 version that I was running today, and I am the admin user, and I was logged in as the admin user. As I was installing 6.10.21 I ...
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Resizing MacOSX Leopard partition (Boot Camp, VMWare Fusion 2.0 and Windows XP Pro)

Running an Intel Mac Mini with 1.5GB RAM and an 80GB HDD with Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard. With a Windows XP Pro partition (25GB) via Boot Camp and VMWare Fusion 2.0; the Windows partition is nearly out of ...
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setting up multi-mon windows + mac

Ok this is a stretch, but I know of some Windows only software that does this so curious if there is something that does it on the mac too. I have 2 monitors and 2 development machines - a PC and a ...
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Recording speaker output on MacBook with OS X Snow Leopard

Does anyone know a way of recording speaker output on a MacBook with OS X Snow Leopard? I have written a program that generates music, and just want to record its output. I do not have a feedback ...
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Remember Snow Leopard Firewall settings

I've got the firewall enabled on my Snow Leopard installation, and it works just fine, except for with EyeTV. Every time I run this app, a popup appears asking if I want to allow it access to the ...
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How do I take photos of myself with iPhoto?

I would like to make pictures from my self with iPhoto, and I do not know how.
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Disabling the Driver Region on a Mac

So, this is the first time I try to watch a DVD disc on my (new) Mac and I wonder if I can keep it as fresh-new by not choosing any region and just play discs from anywhere. I understand the media ...
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Why is Safari on my computer rendering all of the colors — not just for images — incorrectly?

I’m not just talking about image color profile issues; every single color that the browser renders is incorrect. It’s like it’s in it’s own color space (or something!). Screenshot: ...
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Play system sounds from one computer through another computer's speakers?

I have a Mac and a Windows PC at work. I use both at the same time with Synergy and SynergyKM, which is a great setup for me. The Mac has built-in speakers and the PC has a sound card, but no ...
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How do I get the same key-bindings in vmware windows as I have on my MAC

I have a macbook-pro with a swedish keyboard. To to get the curly brace '{' I press alt(=option)+shift+8, but to get the same character when I run vmware/windows I should press alt+7. Oviously, I ...
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Can I put /tmp and /var/log in a ramdisk on OS X?

For non-critical Linux systems, I often move things like /tmp and /var/log to tmpfs to save on some disk writing. I've been doing this for a year or so and if I ever need the logs across reboots, I ...
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Git not work on my Mac OS X

I downloaded and install Git from http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/ . After installing I can't use my Git installation. thomas-macbook-:test zozo$ git init -bash: git: command not found ...
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Is there a way to use Xcode for PHP web development?

I have heard you could use Xcode for PHP development with syntax highlighting, syntax check, code completion etc. some time ago, maybe years ago. Is there a way to add PHP support to a current Xcode ...
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Hostname problem

my hostname is newton ...when I set "127.0.0.1 Newton" in /etc/hosts .. parallels stops working.. when I set "127.0.0.1 localhost" in /etc/hosts apache installed via ports stops working.. when I ...
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Can't install Mercurial on Mac OS X 10.5.8

When selecting the volume in the installation program it says "You cannot install Merucrial on this volume. Mercurial requires Apple Python 2.6". I tried installing the latest version of Python from ...
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Can you help me review my Mac Backup Plan?

I'm reviewing my backup plan and would appreciate any thoughts about what more I should do (if anything) to make sure I'm properly covered in case of all hell breaking loose. :-) I have one machine. ...
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Need USB drivers for Nexus One and Mac Snow Leopard?

I got a AT&T compatible Nexus One that I'm trying to connect to my Mac Book Pro (Snow Leopard) for development. When I do an adb devices, it doesn't appear, and I can't do an adb install either. ...
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Stop a runaway launchd process on OS X Leopard

I created a launchd .plist file to in order to have a python script run every hour. I ended up editing and later deleting the .plist file ( in /Library/LaunchDaemons )... but somehow launchd is still ...
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Blocking ports in Airport Express

I want to block torrent and other file sharing apps from Airport Express. How could I achieve this? I am not asking the port numbers. Advanced > Port Mapping doesn't allow me to specify port ranges. ...
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Where can I get mozilla lightning v.0.9 release for mac?

I have tried to search for an older version of lightning for mac but couldn't find any. Anybody have an ideas?
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Dictionary Apps for Mac OS X?

I like to use default "Dictionary" app for seeking unknown meanings for Mac. Are there any freeware app with additional (add-on) dictionaries you recommend over that default app? Any suggestions are ...
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Is Latex already built into Mac OS X?

I am a physics student who needs to produce lab reports in LaTeX format. It would really help if I could do this from my own laptop.
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MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9

I want to increase the RAM in my MacBookPro 15", 2.53 GHz, Mid-2009. I currently have 4GB, and I want 6GB (and upgrade to 8GB later - I think this should work with my model: ...
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How to format my Mac and install Snow Leopard from scratch?

I want to wipe my current Leopard installation and install Snow Leopard on my mac. What is the correct way to achieve this? It seems like I would need to boot into some disk utility in order to ...
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Web page from the terminal

I use Snow Leopard. How I can send a html page to a web browser from Terminal.app? If I am in $HOME dir, with a file myPage.html, can I view this file in a browser right from Terminal.app?
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Backup virtual machine

I use VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X and backup my system with Time Machine. Now I read, that this will not backup my virtual machine with usable results. What are my possibilities to back up my virtual ...
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Why do I need to select the hard disk when my Macbook boots?

In the past week when booting my Macbook I have had to select the Macintosh Hard Disk before the boot will continue. It is the only disk to choose from and I have never had to do this before. Is also ...
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In Mac OS X Finder's column view, how do you show all columns, up to the list of volumes?

In OS X's olden times, column view always allowed you to scroll left back to the list of volumes. In recent versions, however, the Finder will hide parents and ancestors. For example, when you select ...
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How do I programatically install a font on a Macintosh?

How do I install fonts programatically on a Mac? And what steps are necessary? I want to create a program that takes a font file and installs it on the Client's Mac.
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What are the top reasons Macs are much less likely to get viruses/worms/trojans?

I ask in seriousness. Please do not post answers like, "because Windows sucks!" Why do Macs pretty much never get viruses/worms/trojans, in comparison to Windows? Is one reason the rwx permission ...
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sort utility on cyrillic text

I have to sort some lines of cyrillic characters and I want to use the sort utility (on MAC OS X 10.6). The problem is that result is incorrect. I take the text into clipboard, then run pbpaste | sort ...
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Forcing specific resolution on a specific monitor on Mac OS X

I have Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) installed with 2 monitors. Main: a 24 inch Dell monitor that Mac OS X detects and displays on 1920x1200 Secondary: a 19 inch Chimei monitor that supports ...
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Longlasting Macport installation

I use Macports on Mac OS X to install some software. But there are somethings that I find very strange. For instance, yesterday I installed some app and it needed to get gcc43 and compile completely ...
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is it good to use Laptop keyboard cover and body cover?

Currently I'm using a laptop keyboard cover (for a Mac); my brother told me that it's not good for your laptop, because it keeps the laptop heat inside. Is this true? I'm also using the Laptop ...
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Use my iMac as a Bluetooth headset for my BlackBerry

Is there a way to use my iMac as a Bluetooth headset for my BlackBerry? (Using the speaker and microphone or my mac as output/input)
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Cycling tabs graphically

Mac OS X's window manager is composed of: Applications Windows Tabs By default on OS X, you can cycle over applications with the famous ⌘⇥ shortcut. In addition to this, I use a little utility ...
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How to use custom live CSS on Safari on the Mac?

To use a CSS on Safari, just go to Preferences -> Advanced -> Style Sheet. But pay attention to the "live" part. I mean, being able to edit the CSS on the fly, without needing to quit Safari and open ...
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How to copy file path on a mac?

Windows refugee here. On Windows you can easily copy the path and paste it elsewhere to get to the directory. Here is the situation on the Mac. I am in the Finder 20 folders down and I see the file ...
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Weird bug in 'tar' not including files named .__init__.py

Does anyone know why tar is not including files named .__init__.py (note the dot)? $ mkdir /tmp/work && cd /tmp/work $ mkdir foo $ touch foo/.__init__.py $ touch foo/.namespace__init__.py $ ...
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Use quicksilver to tell iTunes to stop

I am starting to use Quicksilver in Mac OS X. At the moment I just know how to "call it" (CMD+I in my case) and open an app. I wonder how could I do, once iTunes is running, just to tell to stop ...
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Linux binary support under Mac OS X?

Is there a way to add Linux binary compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5+ such as that found in FreeBSD? For instance, and totally as an example, here is Arlequin 3.5, a population genetics software that my ...
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Get back position in X11 in OSX?

I use Mac OSX. When launch X11 this open a xterm. how I can automatically locate xterm in a specific position every time I open X11? (centered on the screen)
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Hooking up a mac to an HDTV

I've got a mac with a firewire port but no HDMI port. I want to connect it to my HDTV. I've done this many times with a PC via HDMI and Svideo, but I'm not sure how to connect my new MacBook Pro to ...