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Automatically Connecting to Hidden SSID WiFi Network

My MacBook Pro will not automatically connect to a Wireless network with a hidden SSID. It makes me select the "Join Other Network..." in the Airport menu (in the system tray), where I need to input ...
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Snow Leopard 64 bits mode (EFI64 Firmware)

How do I get the EFI64 firmware on my iMac 20" (late 2006) with Intel Core 2 Duo?
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Boot Camp but for windows [closed]

Are there any programs similar to boot camp - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot%5FCamp%5F%28software%29 - but to run mac, on a windows computer?
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Installing pygame on Snow Leopard's system Python 2.6

Snow leopard has python 2.6 included now, and I want to install pygame on it, but it says its for Python from python.org, not system python. I tried using setup.py from source, but it didn't work. Is ...
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Remember The Milk client for Mac?

Is there a free client for Remember the Milk for Mac OS X?
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ManicTime Alternative for Mac OS X

Is there software like ManicTime for Windows that can track of everything I do in Mac OS X? For those who doesn't know what ManicTime is, it is a time tracking software that records your activities ...
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OS X (Unix) shell command: possible to get last opened date of file?

when you use the following command find /Users/someUser/someFolder/* -type f -mtime +90 you'll get all the files that have a modification date that is bigger than 90 days. If you open however the ...
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Removing duplicates in Entourage in Snow Leopard

I've upgraded 5 machines to SL and in two of them the Entourage Calendar went crazy and made duplicates and triplicates of a lot of the appointments. I can't firgure out why, but I think it has ...
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See all information about all processes, daemons, etc. running on Mac OS X

I like to view information about all processes (including every daemon etc etc) that are running on Mac OS X. I use: sudo ps -A Update: I also tried Activity Monitor as suggested by Alex. My ...
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iPhone and photo management on a Mac

I have just switched from Windows to Mac as my iTunes sync partner for my iPhone. On the Windows box, I used to get it to import/delete the pic from the phone into a directory and then that same ...
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Is there any way to set the priority of a process in Mac OS X?

I have a background process running at 100% CPU on Mac OS X. All other applications are very slow because of it. I'd like to set this process to take no more than 50% so that my applications can run ...
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Looking for HTTP debugging proxy for Mac similar to Fiddler on Windows [closed]

In previous jobs when I've worked on a Windows machine, I've used Fiddler for viewing HTTP transactions and debugging. I'm specifically looking to monitor the HTTP transactions for an ajax site I'm ...
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Cannot debug with Xcode after OS upgrade

I have a pesky problem that I can't solve without some help: I had Leopard 10.5.8 installed on a Mac Pro and Xcode 3.1.3 and yesterday I upgraded to SL. After the upgrade, something happened to the ...
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Lightweight Podcast listener (Mac)

I'm not a huge fan of iTunes and don't use it apart from listening to one podcast that's released several times a week. Could someone please recommend me a lightweight Podcast listener for the mac so ...
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Can I change the default language of a application / program in Snow Leopard?

It used to be so easy in Leopard via the information dialog one could set any application to start in the desired language. Some programs like Things or the Adobe Creative Suite are simply more ...
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How to keep window always on top / floating in Snow Leopard?

In Leopard there was WindowShade X and Afloat - both great tools. I dearly miss the feature to keep certain windows on top of everthing. If anybody knows a workaround please tell me. But … I don’t ...
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“iTunes.app” to accept incoming network connections?

Every time I open iTunes I get the the following warning: Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Clicking Deny may limit the application's behavior. ...
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Make the Plantronics .Audio 326 Headset work with the Mac?

According the Plantronics website (and I quote directly). The microphone plug on our .Audio Analog headsets will not work on Macs. It will physically fit into the Mic input jack on a Macintosh, ...
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Solutions for videos and subtitles in Mac OS X

What is the best way to merge a .srt subtitles file with a Movie, and have it subtitled online. I have a mp4 file and I've already made the subtitles in a .srt file. I've used the SubMerge software, ...
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Mac OS X: hosts file changes don't persist

On my Mac OS X 10.5.7 system I've installed and uninstalled GasMask (a utility to manage hosts files) at some point. Ever since then, when I manually edit my hosts file (which I furthermore manually ...
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Is there an app that can make another app run solely from the menubar?

I've got an app that I need to leave running, but I never do anything with - it's essentially a server. I'd like some way to either hide it completely from the dock and (if possible) put it up in the ...
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Mac to-do list, sticks to desktop

Looking for a free to-do list app for Mac that allows you to quickly add/remove tasks and is permanently attached to the desktop. I have seen other apps like Anxiety but they have the window float ...
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Is it possible to stream from my Mac to my Wii?

I've got a lot of ripped movies and TV shows backed-up on an external drive connected to an iMac. The original media is now in storage (loft) to keep them safe. I'd like to stream my this media from ...
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How to Bridge Two Ethernet Ports on Mac OS X

How can I bridge two wired ethernet interfaces on Mac OS X (e.g. the current MacPro comes with two ethernet ports)? Googling turned up (e.g. this Apple forum post and this openvpn post) that this is ...
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Lotus Symphony - Open document in new window

Does anyone know how to open a document in a new window instead of a new tab in Lotus Symphony? I would like to compare two spreadsheets and can not figure out a way to display them side by side. I ...
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Finder in Snow Leopard Does Not Show All Files in Directory

I have 1189 mp3 files in a single directory (Finder says I have 1189 files and Terminal reports 1189 files). The terminal command: "ls -1" (el es space dash one) shows the long list of files; they ...
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How can you disable the auto startup of iTunes when connecting an iPhone?

My iPhone is synced with my home PC which is all working fine. What I want to do is plug my iPhone into my work mac and have it charge but not do any syncing. The problem is that when I plug the ...
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OS X Snow Leopard fails to boot after upgrade to 10.6.1

I'm a fairly recent mac user. Been using windows for decades and happily switched. But i upgraded from 10.6 to 10.6.1 last night and the upgrade looks like it failed. I restarted the machine when it ...
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Snow Leopard: Turn off embedded QuickTime auto play

Since upgrading to Snow Leopard, any QuickTime movies embedded in a web page auto play after a short amount of time. I recall that there used to be a QuickTime plugin setting to turn this off, however ...
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Make default browser whichever one is currently running?

I switch back and forth between Firefox, Safari, and WebKit all the time. When I click a link in Mail, for example, it will use the system's default browser, but I really want to make it use whatever ...
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Using MacPorts to install to another directory other than /opt/local/bin

I'm having a problem of consistency between my machines because I have to explicitly specify the command path for some items like Image Magick. Port installs them to /opt/local/bin, but for ...
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Change massive header gap in Pages 09

A couple of the default Pages templates have these very big headers on the very first page (usually the cover page), with no visible way of removing it. How can I modify the page to remove this ...
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How to get PC keybindings on the Mac

I use a PC for most of the day and Mac at home occasionally. Having to switch between 2 keyboard layouts is a massive brain adjustment. Is there a way to at least to make Ctrl+Arrow act on a Mac ...
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Change Frequency of Time Machine Backups?

Is it possible to change the frequency of when Time Machine performs its backup?
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How can I make my iMac search for a Remote Discs (as though it were a MacBook Air)?

How do you enable "DVD or CD Sharing" remote discs on a Mac with a built-in optical drive? I don't mean offering discs (which is done via the System Preferences GUI), I mean, discovering them.
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Certain letters are suddenly showing up as fractions in Mac's Mail program

Certain letters are suddenly showing up as fractions in Mac's Mail program. Specifically, lowercase a = 1/2 lowercase b = 1/4 lowercase c = 3/4 Capitalized, they work fine, the other keys are ...
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Printer features disabled under Mac OS X 10.6 for HP ColorLaserJet 2600n

After upgrading to 10.6 my printer became unavailable to print to. It behaved as if the driver crashed (when I chose to add the printer over Bonjour) and was removed by the OS. Reinstalling the ...
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Linked Files and Folders in OSX from Finder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a symbolic link in the Mac OS X Finder I use ln -s original new to make linked directories in OSX, but there must be a way using my mouse... no?
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Command to unlock “Locked” files on OS X

I copied a lot of read-only files from a Windows system to my Mac. When viewing the Info for each file using "Get Info", I can see they are Locked. I'm writing a bash script to copy over some files ...
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Intermittent DNS failures after upgrading to Snow Leopard

After a fairly painless upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard, I was able to download a few things. Then I started having difficulty connecting to multiple sites. Network service would come back from ...
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Does Snow Leopard increase the maximum amounts of RAM on MacBook Pros?

Now that Snow Leopard brings 64-bit computing to MacBook Pros with Core 2 Duos, does this increase the maximum amounts of ram that can be installed? I currently have 4GB of RAM in my MBP 3,1 - could ...
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Is it possible to move all printers to a new Mac?

I just got my wife a new MacBook Pro and I'm about finished with transitioning from her old one to the new one. One thing I have yet to do is setup the printers. Is there a way to move all of the ...
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TextMate file type association

I would like TextMate to recognize that RDF files are XML and highlight them as such but I can't seem to find a way to do this through the UI. Is there a way to add file extension/type associations?
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Program to print gCal or iCal calendars in a monthly one calendar per column format

I'm moving my family off of using the low tech "Boynton Mom's Family Calendar" to schedule things but I'd like to be able to create a monthly printout of the calendar in the same "Boynton" format (I'm ...
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Default search parameters for Finder

I'm wondering if there are any hidden prefs (to be read via defaults) that would alter default search parameters for Finder. Currently search string is searched in contents of a file (by default). Is ...
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How to add a custom keyboard shortcut for a nested menu item?

This has been bugging me for a couple years now. So in Mac OS X you can assign your own Keyboard Shortcuts ( in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts ) by typing in the exact name of the ...
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Percentage of Mac users vs PC [closed]

I saw this image on Wikipedia and was wondering if a similar chart existed for Mac vs. PC?
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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need.
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Resizing Application Windows in Mac OS X

Ok. Here is my Question. Lets open a Finder window/screen. Stretch the Finder screen from bottom-right corner. When we stretch the screen, we can see that Finder screen can be sizable even behind ...
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Can the search as you type behavior in the Mac OS X Spotlight feature be disabled?

The goal is to invoke the spotlight search field, enter text and to generate search results only AFTER hitting enter. Default behavior is to start generating results as soon as a character is entered ...