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Erratic touchpad behaviour on MacBook

The trackpad on my MacBook moves on its own and jumps about on the screen. Sometimes I can't move it at all, and most mouse actions has a little delay on it. When I close the lid and re-open it, the ...
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1answer
216 views

Remove slight margin at bottom of screen in snow leopard

So on snowleopard, the maxed out window size almost fills the whole screen, except for a slight margin at the very bottom that is only a few pixels. Is there any way to override this or somehow make ...
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1answer
80 views

How to change the date on a large number of files?

My computer reset itself to 2001 and messed up my iPhone as well. I have reset the date but now all the files on the HDD are dated 2001. How do I change this?
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1answer
364 views

Which install DVDs do I need to buy to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook?

I want to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook, but I don't have the original DVDs. I'm worried about buying DVDs that will only let me upgrade, rather than reinstall from scratch - the difference ...
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1answer
137 views

Did Firefox 6 change its rendering engine?

Did Firefox's rendering engine change between versions 4/5 and version 6? When I go to a highly graphical site like http://valentino.com/ with Firefox 6, it seems that the initial access takes a lot ...
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1answer
90 views

Snow Leopard custom script on startup?

I'm sharing my MacBook's internet connection wirelessly with a PC, and every time I startup my Mac, I need to go to System Preferences>Sharing and uncheck then recheck the Internet Sharing box again ...
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1answer
759 views

Macbook pro strange fan and CPU activity behavior

My 2008 Macbook Pro Unibody 15" runs almost perfectly, but since one month or so, fans start to make noise or get activated in stupid situations where I am not doing really anything (just browsing the ...
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1answer
1k views

Simulate mouse clicks from keyboard on Mac OS X

I like to play some games on my Mac but tend to bind mouse clicks to the keyboard to be more silent late at night. In many games you can adjust these bindings from game settings, but not in all games. ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to increase the screen brightness of a macbook running snow leopard beyond what apple lets you?

Any way to tweak it? I'm guessing no, but I wouldn't have ever thought of overclocking a cpu would work either...
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1answer
304 views

Do 4th Generation Macbooks need to have matching brands of RAM?

I've been trying to replace the RAM in my 4.1 Macbook (circa 2007-2008). It's one of the black plastic ones running Snow Leopard. Original specs: 2GB RAM 250GB HardDrive It's always been a great ...
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4answers
1k views

Is there any risk in using MacBook Pro with the lid closed (External Monitor)?

I have an older MacBook Pro ( 2007, 2.33GHz ) running 10.6.6 that I'm hoping to use as a media only ( movies & music ) computer. I'd like to connect it to an external monitor and leave the lid ...
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9answers
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How do I fix a super slow MacBook?

I'm running a black MacBook 4.1. Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB hard disk drive, bus speed is 800 MHz. It's about three years old in excellent shape externally. I ...
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2answers
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How do you change your Airport or Ethernet MAC address in Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MacBook Pro and would like to set a custom MAC address for either my Airport WiFi card, or Ethernet port. In older versions of Mac OS X, you could do it like this: $ sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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3answers
5k views

How can I reset network (Airport) connections from the command line?

I have this MacBook Pro that has intermittent problems connecting to my WiFi network. Sometimes it helps to disable/re-enable Airport and sometimes I have to restart the computer to get my network ...
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1answer
2k views

Upgrade Mac OS 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard

I have a Macbook which is approx. 4 yrs old and I am now running OS 10.5.8. How can I upgrade to Snow Leopard? I need to to run Quickbooks 11.
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1answer
1k views

Missing startup screens and slow bootup/login after using WinClone to expand Bootcamp partition

I used WinClone to backup my Bootcamp partition, which was a Windows 7 Ultimate install, on my late 2006 Macbook Pro. I desired to expand the Bootcamp partition's size. It worked reasonably well ...
2
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1answer
217 views

HDD from Mid-2009 MacBook Pro works OUTSIDE laptop, but not INSIDE

Leading up to the problem: I was working late one night on a Keynote presentation. My battery ran out, and the computer did that hibernation thing it does when there's no battery power. I got my ...
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1answer
343 views

Macbook freezes while charging

This MacBook(version 2.1) freezes while in OSX(10.5 and 10.6 at least) when in the charger is plugged after having ram upgraded to 4gbs. It doesn't freeze immediately but it always does eventually. ...
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2answers
2k views

Can one Mac OS X DVD be used on multiple Macbooks?

I need help urgently. I have bought a Macbook and I don't have an installation DVD with it. I have to install it using another DVD. I want to confirm if it is possible that I use the DVD of another ...
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2answers
824 views

Apps still running after closing the lid on MacBook

I've noticed that when I close my macbook (snow leopard) some apps are still running, namely: the grooveshark desktop app and VLC. Just wondering if there is a setting I missed somewhere.
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1answer
1k views

MacBook Pro 13" (2010) clean install

I'm having a problem doing a clean install on my MacBook Pro 13" (2010). When I put in the OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 disc, I end up on a screen in different languages saying I need to shut off and turn ...
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5answers
484 views

Mac OS X RAM Space Virtually Disappearing?

I have no idea why but I frequently find myself only having ~40MB of RAM left on my MacBook Pro. This is quite strange as I do not have a lot of things open. I only have: Chrome: 15 tabs Skype ...
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1answer
99 views

Macbook has trouble sending PDFs to print

I can't seem to send PDFs over a certain size (450Kb) to any printer using my MacBook (Snow Leopard). Documents that aren't in PDF send fine regardless of size and some small PDFs will send grand. A ...
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3answers
2k views

Reset isight without shutting down

I'm running Snow Leopard on a macbook pro. Sometimes when I move the screen, isight will stop working. When it stops working, I have to restart the computer to get it to start working again. Question ...
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1answer
244 views

Switch Mac OS X system drive from USB to SATA and vice versa

Is it possible to remove the system drive of a MacBook, install it into an USB enclosure and boot the Mac from that? Or vice versa, is it possible to install Mac OS X onto a USB drive and later move ...
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2answers
1k views

Can I upgrade my MacBook Pro which has Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard 10.6.2?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8 and i want to upgrade this to Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Is it possible? If yes then give me some guidelines.
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1answer
2k views

Closing the lid locks the screen

Is there anyway of making the MacBook Pro lock the screen when I close the lid?
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4answers
88k views

Restore MacBook Pro to factory settings without disc

Is there a way of restoring a MacBook Pro to it's factory settings without a disc? I want all files deleted and it to basically be like I just received it from Apple. I know you can do it with Dell ...
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1answer
86 views

How can I turn the LED off whilst using an external display

Is there anyway of turning off the LED screen on my MacBook Pro whilst using an external display?
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3answers
152 views

Where is the delete button?

Where is the delete button or is there only the backspace button? Mac newbie here! Loving it though! How will I ever go back to windows :)
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1answer
169 views

Why does ping'ing another inet machine from MacBook get netgate's IP address?

I have three machines in my home network connected by a wireless router. One is a server installed with Linux at 192.168.1.1. Another is a ThinkPad with MS Windows XP at 192.168.1.2. The last one is a ...
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5answers
2k views

How do I lock my MacBook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver? Is there no feature to lock the current logged in user like in Windows or can I only log off or switch off?
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617 views

Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Freezes Frequently

Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on my Macbook Pro freezes quite frequently now. It freezes for few seconds and then works fine. During that time trackpad does not work and keyboard works partially (missing ...
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2answers
535 views

Does Mac OS have Remote Desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best Remote Desktop Application? Can I remote desktop to a Windows PC from a Mac?
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2answers
908 views

Is there any benefit to running OSX (Snow Leopard) in 64 bit mode?

I know I can force it to boot into 64-bit kernel by holding down the 6 and 4 keys during the boot process. I also know that some extensions still don't run in 64-bit mode. So the question is what ...
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3answers
2k views

Hidden file/folder in MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6) Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I show hidden files/folders in Finder How can I hide file/folder in Finder and roll it back easily (like windows) and how can I tell Finder to show hidden files ...
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1answer
716 views

MacBook Pro 13" Install DVD Wont Start

Excuse such a basic question... I am a Laptop Fixer and deal with Windows based laptops only but very recently took in a 13" MacBook Pro for a re-install of the OS (easy I thought!) I inserted the ...
2
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1answer
112 views

Finder dying when Mac wakes from sleep

I have this persisting issue where when I put my Mac (Snow Leopard) to sleep on my MacBook, whenever I wake the Mac, everything is fine besides the Finder. The Finder does not open up, none of the ...
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4answers
5k views

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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2answers
825 views

Is my ethernet port broken?

Im on a macbook (black, model 4,1), and it seems my ethernet doesn't work. When I plug in the cable, System Preferences > Network says: This suggest that the ethernet card is at least partially ...
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1answer
3k views

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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2answers
3k views

Where is custom icon information stored in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I have an external Lacie hard drive connected via USB to my Macbook Pro which is running Snow Leopard. I have nothing but music on the external drive with every album sorted in it's own individual ...
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2answers
727 views

How to eliminate unwanted sound (e.g., wav file executed on opening web page) while listening to music?

While i work, I listen to music using headphones plugged into the headphone jack on my MBP. Sometimes the music is streamed via iTunes radio, but usually mp3 files played through iTunes. Obviously, ...
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2answers
707 views

How to upgrade the hard drive in a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard that I want to upgrade to a new larger hard drive. I also have a current Time Machine backup on an external USB drive and an external SATA case I that I can put ...
2
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6answers
5k views

iPhoto fails to see my new iPhone 3Gs

Two weeks ago I have bought the new iPhone 3Gs. It synced like charm with iTunes and I was happy until a couple of days ago when I noticed that there was absolutely no way I could get any photos from ...
2
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2answers
5k views

MacBook Migration Assistant and FileVault

I recently got a new MacBook, and want to use Migration Assistant to move my profile. However, I have FileVault turned on. When I tried to do this over an ethernet cable, the Migration Assistant ...
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4answers
3k views

Leave Internet on while Computer is on Sleep

I want to know if I can leave just my internet connection online while my MacBook is hibernating or sleeping. Because when my computer goes asleep it disconnects from the internet, and I need my FTP ...
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7answers
33k views

MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
2
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1answer
11k views

MacBook Pro Dual Boot Snow Leopard and Windows 7 [closed]

what are the best guides out there to do this. just got a MBP today (my first mac) and I'm a complete noob with it.
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5answers
1k views

Has anyone else experienced page fault crashes with Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Pro computer on Sept 3rd from MacMall. As I was using it to learn Snow Leopard (this is my first Mac, I am a long time Windows developer), it would crash every one or two hours. ...