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How can I make a screenshot on a Mac?
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Using keyboard shortcuts: Whole screen: Command Shift 3 Selection: Command Shift 4, then click and drag a rectangle Window: Command Shift 4, then press space, click a Window All screen shots will ...

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Linux binary support under Mac OS X?
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Linux applications often need to be recompiled under their host OS, even in Linux. Users of closed source programs are at the mercy of their vendors. No source? Little hope. To run Linux software, ...

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How do you manage the user groups that users are assoicated to in Mac OS X?
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In System Preferences, under the Account section, Click the plus button. Select from the Account Type drop down menu that you want a Group. Give it name and click Create. Select the group from the ...

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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?
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"Sent: do NOT store sent messages on server" Toggle this, and sent items will be stored on the Gmail server, thus enabling you access from both desktop and iPhone. I would suggest you set all the "...

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How do I press the Fn key using a PC keyboard on a Mac?
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You can use an application like ControllerMate to assign custom actions/scripts to keys and controllers.

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How to subscribe for an RSS feed? How to receive updates?
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There are many RSS readers for the Mac. Safari and Mail are built into the OS X. Firefox also does RSS feeds in bookmarks and with a plugin. There are free options like Vienna and NetNewsWire. ...

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Copying OS X account settings to a new user account
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In System Preferences find Accounts and click the Login Options button. You've turned on Automatic Login for the new account name. Switch it to your old account or turn it off all together. Also from ...

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White Screen / no startup disk on Snow Leopard
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Of course, check that you have the right boot drive set in your System Preferences under the Startup Disk section. Boot off the Mac OS X Install disk and run Disk Utility to repair any disk and ...

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Dismiss iCal alarm without mouse?
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In AppleScript Editor, create the following script: tell application "iCal Helper" to quit delay 2 tell application "iCal Helper" to launch Using an application like Quicksilver, Butler, FastScripts ...

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Why is my MacBook Pro not charging?
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Find yourself an Apple Store, show them the issue, they may replace the battery right there if it's in warranty and the battery is easily removed (unlike the newest line of MacBook Pros). I've had ...

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Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed
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I wrote an AppleScript application to do this for you. In brief, it checks what applications are open, gives you the option to whitelist apps to be excluded from auto-quit, then every 60 seconds, ...

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Completely automatic hide|show dock based on which app is focused on Mac
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I have written an AppleScript to solve your problem. Download here from my iDisk, source code is included. If the link breaks, find it in my Public Folder. This AppleScript application requires that ...

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MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
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According to Apple your machine has the 1066 MHz CL7. http://support.apple.com/kb/SP544 HOWEVER Like the other answers say, higher RAM specs are often backwards compatible with slower mother boards (...

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Messages don’t always appear in Mail.app
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Have you tried rebuilding the mailbox? Select the offending mailbox from the list on the left and from the menu, select Mailbox > Rebuild Repeat as needed for other mailboxes.

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How can I save lots of image into png format in Mac OS X?
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You can build an Automator workflow to get the contents of a folder (copy if you want to keep the originals) and then convert to a desired file format.

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Director .app (Mac application) files won't copy to a PC
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Since Windows can't run the Mac application and will likely add a few completely unneeded files (thumbs.db, etc) to the directory (because all Mac .app files are folders that contain many files and ...

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Can you help me review my Mac Backup Plan?
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Backing up data is more a philosophy than a rigorous method that anyone can tell you is "good enough." Some security people would venture to say that having a backup onsite/offsite is bad because ...

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Create extra "special" mailbox in Mail.app
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You can create mailboxes (aka "folders") on an existing IMAP or Exchange account by selecting from the menu Mailbox > New Mailbox... and select the account and parent folder you wish from the drop ...

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How do I automate the adding of hidden photos to iPhoto using a folder action?
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AppleScript does not seem to presently have a method for setting a given photo as hidden. If you make a selection in iPhoto, then open the AppleScript Editor and paste this code and run it: tell ...

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Keeping Mac OSX up and sleepless while task / app is running
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You might consider making a Stay-Open Applescript Application that sets/resets the sleep timer based on the existence of a running process. Creating a launchd plist is also a viable solution, however ...

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Snow Leopard Services menu says it's "Building..."
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You can manually rebuild the LaunchServices database by entering the following in the Terminal: In Snow Leopard (thanks to Lawrence Velázquez for pointing this out): /System/Library/Frameworks/...

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How do you disable the autofocus of a webcam in OS X?
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Third Party drivers for web cams on the Mac include Macam, iUSBCam, and iGlasses.

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Sharing iTunes library (Mac/PC)
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NTFS-3G combined with MacFuse will allow the Mac OS X to read NTFS. Development blog NTFS-3G for Mac + MacFuse download It's all a matter of picking a file system that both OSs can read/write to. ...

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How to add graphical signatures to Entourage 2008 for Mac
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Short answer: Nope. Entourage does not permit images in the signature. That's why I love Snow Leopard Mail.app as the alternative to Entourage. I have to support many users who have not or cannot ...

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How can I connect a Snow Leopard computer to a Windows 7 homegroup?
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You may not have any services enabled on your Windows computers for the Mac to access (file sharing, VNC, etc). What are you trying to do other than explore the fact your Mac displays machines in the ...

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Is there an IMAP email client on OSX (other than Mail.app) that allows you to hyperlink to mail messages?
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I use Mail.app exclusively even before my organization supported it in Snow Leopard (darn Microsoft Exchange Servers!) and I've noticed that when I immediately send a message such as a reply, I can't ...

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How to crop Screen Recordings under Snow Leopard?
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iMovie allows for cropping the frame (at least in the iLife 09 version). Apple has a tutorial video online at http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#imovie-crop

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Leave Internet on while Computer is on Sleep
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Apple added Wake-On-Lan support to the Airport Extreme and Time Capsule in a recent firmware update. For more information, read Apple's knowledge base article on compatibility and usage: http://...

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How can I make an alias that automatically logs into a different user's iDisk?
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In AppleScript Editor, enter the following code: mount volume "http://username@idisk.mac.com/username/" --replace username with the MobileMe name of the iDisk you're trying to connect to Save the ...

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Mac OS Internet traffic log
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The Tomato firmware for compatible routers has all sorts of logs and graphs for throughput like you're looking for. See their screen shots and documentation online at: http://www.polarcloud.com/...

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