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How to use a DVI/HDMI monitor with Mac Mini's DisplayPort?

If I buy a Mac Mini, how can I use it with my Dell monitor? The Dell does not have a DisplayPort, only DVI and HDMI. I was looking at the Mac Minis and noticed they don't have DVI or VGA ports. ...
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Problem with single quotes in man pages

When I ssh into my Debian Lenny server and open a man page, single quotes appear to be messed up. Example from the man page of apt-get: If no package matches the given expression and the ...
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How to create a Linux USB stick that boots on Mac?

If I try to create a bootable USB stick by using dd to copy an ISO file to it, it usually works on PC but it won't appear in the boot menu of my Macbook. Is there an easy way to generate a bootable ...
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How to upgrade Mac OS X?

I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8 presently and want to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.3. I have downloaded the update but it's telling me it requires Mac OS X 10.6. So how do I update from 10.5.8 to 10.6.3?
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Throttle network bandwidth per application in Mac OS X

I notice that iTunes seems to suck up all my bandwidth and doesn’t play nice with other applications that use the web when it's downloading. In fact, it doesn't even give itself enough bandwidth when ...
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Openfire on Mac OS X: can't log in after setup

I'm trying to set up Openfire (http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/) on Mac OS X. The install goes well, and I can start the server and enter the admin console via its System Preferences ...
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Finding wireless interference, on Mac

Based on another similar question, what are good software and hardware options on the Apple for finding what could be causing interference problems with the wireless network?
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VLC shows two windows for one video

I've updated my VLC Player on the Mac and now I have two windows for one video. How can I disable this, so it works the old way?
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How to read Mac floppy on a PC?

I have a floppy made on a Mac years ago. I'd like to pull some files from it, but Macs haven't had floppies in forever, so I don't have one. I tried an app called MacOpener, but it didn't seem to ...
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Apple's RAM limit real or “marketing”?

I have a 21.5" iMac (Late 2009). Apple says that this can handle up to 8GB of RAM. They say that the 27" can handle more (up to 16GB). What happens if I install 16GB? Will it run? Crash? Use only part ...
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Does more RAM on Mac really improve performance?

I'm coming from a PC, loaded with a Core 2 Quad CPU and 8GB of DDR2 RAM. I was running Premiere CS3. I'm new to Mac so I'm not sure if this will help performance: Will increasing my 21.5" Core 2 Duo ...
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MacBook Refuses to Boot

I have a MacBook that has unfortunately died on me. I randomly got a pop up message that said I needed to restart my computer, and once I did, I was greeted with the blinking folder question mark ...
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Remapping Home/End from PC to Mac Via Synergy is not client specific

This question asks about the end key but the answers give no examples: http://superuser.com/questions/60052/what-key-works-like-end-using-a-mac-with-synergy If they had, I am guessing that they would ...
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How can I lock my Mac when I walk away? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Equivalent of Win-L on Mac This has got to be an easy, trivial question but as a new Mac user, how can I lock my Mac when I walk away? On Windows this is dead simple - ...
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How do I profile the startup process in OS X 10.5?

When I bought my MBP 2.2 GHZ in 2007, it got from dead to an active dock in about 18 seconds, and now it takes about 1:30 to get a fully responsive home screen. I want to find a way to profile the ...
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tms-like Time Machine backup utility for Snow Leopard?

I'm looking for a tool like tms that I can use to browse files on a Time Machine backup (on a Time Capsule) of another computer. tms is apparently "expired" and refuses to work on Snow Leopard.
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How can I add a comment when I decline an invite in iCal or Apple Mail?

I'm using iCal to manage my calendar on an Exchange server. In outlook, when I accepted or declined a meeting, I was able to add a comment telling the sender why I couldn't make the meeting. With ...
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Bulk “open with” change on OS X 10.6

I use Microsoft remote desktop to connect from my mac to the windows machine I work on. I have a directory with about 50 different rdp files. (The config files for each machine). They go changed to ...
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Write an email with attachment with Mail.app from terminal

I would like to start writing an email with Mail.app from Terminal, and add an attachment. Something like this: macbook:~ me$ /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail -s the_subject -to ...
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How to detect the real download link for a embedded quicktime video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Youtube and Google video downloaders ? How to save QuickTime movie trailer files? ...
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“An unknown error occurred” while downloading documents

I have a 3 year old MacBook Pro and lately I've been getting an error message when I try to download something to my machine using Firefox. This is what it says: Download error ...
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Spaces suddenly stops responding to mouse button activation

I'm running Mac OS Leopard and using a Targus Bluetooth Laser Mouse and just recently, on two different computers, the mouse buttons stop being able to control Spaces. They work fine for activating ...
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Is it safe to clean my iMac's screen with household products?

Self explanatory. 21.5 inch iMac, late 2009.
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How to fix emacs popup dialogs on Mac OS X?

I'm out of ideas here - my emacs crashes when popup dialog is opened. The x-popup-dialog function is probably to blame but I found no workaround to this. My Emacs version is 23.1.1 . Unfortunately ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: mouse support?

Is there a native option (ie. without installing extra soft/package/plugins) to enable mouse support in the Terminal app? Actually, I'm using a lot vim with the option set mouse=a (activating mouse ...
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How do I use Cisco WebEx Connect IM on Mac OS X?

How do I use Cisco WebEx Connect IM on Mac OS X, it seems to be using Jabber protocol.
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What free method would you recommend for mounting an Amazon S3 bucket on OS X 10.6?

It seems s3fs is broken on Snow Leopard ( http://mark.aufflick.com/blog/2007/10/28/leopard-amazon-s3-network-storage ) Does anyone know of a free (and preferably open source) way to mount a bucket so ...
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Where does Snow Leopard store per-user StartupItems?

I have several startup items shown in my "LoginItems" preferences. But, when I look at my ~/Library folder, there is no StartupItems folder, and the global /Library/StartupItems folder does not ...
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Content search through source code in finder

I am using OSX 10.6 and want to have content searches in finder for the source code types i use. This suggests a (10.4 only?) solution, but although i have the developer tools installed i don't have ...
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Why can't they write viruses for Mac computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the top reasons Macs are much less likely to get viruses/worms/trojans? They always say that one of the most important advantages of Macs is that no viruses are ...
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Office suite for eMac

I have been given 10 old eMac computers to donate to a local primary school. I am a PC person but I have volunteered to set these up with some kind of office suite. The specs are: 700MHz G4 640MB ...
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Routing traffic to specific web sites through Ethernet, rest via wifi on Mac OS X 10.6?

I have two separate Internet connections connected to a Mac and I'd like one of them (via Ethernet en0 gateway) to serve for just backing up to an remote online storage, and the other one (via Airport ...
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Is it possible to run 2 additional monitors from a 27" iMac?

Is it possible to run 2 additional monitors from a 27" iMac?
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How can I scan the local network for connected devices? (Mac OS)

I'm basically looking for something like this but available on Mac. I am trying to connect a new workstation to our wireless multifunction printer and I'm having a hell of a time getting the device ...
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Some Networking questions with Airport

Is it possible to to connect to multiple networks at the same time using the AirPort wireless card on my iMac 21.5"? Can I connect to an ethernet-based network at the same time as I'm connected to ...
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how to format the mac book?

I want to format my mac book is there any documentation about the formatting of the mac book? Anyone's help will be much appreciated. Thank you Monish.
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Notepad and Textedit exchange

I use both W7 and Mac OSX on several machines, with sugarsync to sync files and directories. So far no problem. However txt files created by W7 Notepad are displayed differently with Mac TextEdit. And ...
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Remove associations with applications in VMWare Fusion

One of the "features" of VMWare Fusion is that it associates files on the Mac host with programs in the VM. Unfortunately I uninstalled VMWare Fusion, and my Mac still has applications in VMWare ...
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Looking for a free Morphing - Ageing program for Mac OS X.6

I'm looking for a free morphing and/or ageing software for Mac OS X.6, not too hard to use, with the kind of Mac "one click" function, if you know what I mean. Cheap programs are also welcome, I paid ...
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Installing Apache/MySQL/PHP on Mac OS X Snow Leopard without a direct internet connection

Are there any good sites that explain the process in such a way that it can be done on a Mac without internet? I would put the installers on a USB drive and move them from an internet enabled machine. ...
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How to jump to the beginning or end of line in vim + OS X

In terminal I can do this by pressing shift+home and shift+end, but it doesn't seem to work in vim. Home and end keys scroll terminal window only. I would like to jump in edit mode.
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NTFS on the mac - worth paying for?

I currently use ntfs-3g on my mac to be able to write to NTFS-formatted drives. I have seen two commercial alternatives that boast better performance and more advanced features - Tuxera (a commercial ...
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Character map Utility for Mac?

I want to type some special character like heart, Ohm sign , in Windows, I could be able to copy these from character map easily, is there any utility alike Windows Character map for Mac ?
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How to setup Mac OS Snow Leopard to Alert me When My Battery is Full?

When the battery is low, Mac OS alerts me to plug it into the power supply. But, how to setup to alert me when the battery is full?
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How to read a Text File Hidden Characters?

I've created a text file from an application that I developed. When I send the text file to a SYSTEM Validation, they (3rd Party System) say that the file is invalid and that the file contains 3 ...
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The good and the bad: Coda or Espresso?

For my semi-professional web development studio, I'd like to use a more dedicated piece of software in stead of plain text editors. Both Coda as Espresso seem interesting, but I can't seem to choose ...
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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 ...