waiwai933
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why the letters in keyboards are arranged like this?
15 votes

They were arranged in the QWERTY order so that keys wouldn't be easily broken. In the very old typewriter days, if you hit too many keys too close to each others too often, they would start ...

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What's the easiest way to move from one Macintosh to another?
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9 votes

While I have never personally used it, Migration Assistant, which is installed in /Applications/Utilities, is designed to help you move from one Mac to another.

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Can my Internet be slowed down by someone else's torrent downloads?
7 votes

Yes, the torrents are likely causing the slowdown. A router only has so much bandwidth to use to connect to the Internet. A torrent is essentially a bunch of files being constantly downloaded from and ...

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Apple Snow Leopard: What stops users from sharing upgrade disks?
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7 votes

Nothing. Apple does not enforce OS licensing restrictions, except for the Server version of OS X (which requires a serial number).

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What is this Apple fourteen-pin video connector called?
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6 votes

After some Wikipedia research, I found that it's a mini-VGA.

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How to right click on a MacBook Pro
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6 votes

Ctrl + Click produces a rightclick.

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What happens when you type a URL in your browser and hit enter?
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5 votes

Roughly, The browser resolves the URI* to an IP address. The browser sends a GET request to that IP. The server finds the correct file. The server processes the file. The file is sent to you. *...

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How to make an OS X window span across two monitors in Mavericks/OS X 10.9?
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3 votes

If you go into System Preferences and open up the Mission Control panel, there's a checkbox labelled "Displays have separate Spaces". If you uncheck this, you can open a window that spans multiple ...

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Is there any way to type the symbol for the Mac CMD key?
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3 votes

There are two options that I can think of: Go to the Wikipedia article and copy and paste the character. Initial Setup: Enable the Unicode Hex Input as a keyboard in System Preferences => Language ...

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How can I recover a .pages document with only an iPad?
2 votes

To recover the file: Use Winrar (or another archive utility) to zip the document into a ZIP archive. Email the ZIP archive to yourself. Download the document onto your iPad, which will unzip the file ...

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OS X: Copy a user account from one computer to another?
2 votes

If you use Migration Assistant and have a Firewire cable, your Mac will take care of the whole process. Just sit back and relax. Migration Assistant can be found in /Applications/Utilities

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Is there a free version of Mac OS X?
2 votes

No. Mac OS X costs $129 USD and is available through Apple. While you may be able to find some locations that sell it for slightly less, you will not be able to obtain it for free unless, say, a ...

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How do I stop Apple Mail from opening because of iCal appointments?
1 votes

For complete Mail.app killage (and not just changing default mail app), open Terminal (inside /Applications/Utilities in an administrative account and enter sudo chmod 000 /Applications/Mail.app It ...

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Screen is black on PC startup
1 votes

It sounds like a problem is being detected by the ROM during startup, and an POST error code is being generated by your laptop. This is usually a problem with your motherboard or memory. Without ...

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How do I repair a mechanical keyboard?
1 votes

Have you tried contacting your manufacturer's support line? I found the following information on their website: Monday - Thursday: 9am-5pm Pacific time. Email: support@datadesktech.com Phone: 206-842-...

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Dual Monitor Configuration Confusing
1 votes

Go to System Preferences -> Displays -> Arrangement. Drag the thin white bar to the monitor you want the menu bar to be on.

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Can a browser only render fonts installed on the system?
1 votes

Generally, the fonts are already installed on your system. However, there are two exceptions: 1) The webpage designer may use a CSS @font-face, which will attempt to load the font remotely. The ...

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Netbeans 6.8 update problem
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1 votes

I downloaded 6.9 a few days ago on my Mac and installed it over 6.8. All settings and projects were kept, so there shouldn't be a problem.

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What software utility can set detailed Time Machine settings?
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1 votes

I figured it out: TimeMachineEditor

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Windows 7 compatibility with Apple Magic Mouse
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0 votes

No. While you can use the Magic Mouse as a mouse (for left-click, right-click, and scrolling), multitouch features are not supported by Windows 7.

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How to force Mac to into dirty shutdown state on every power off?
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If waiting up to 24 hours before restart is an option, you can turn on "Start Up or Wake" in System Preferences => Energy Saver => Schedule.

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Why does everyone think I'm using IE6?
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Make sure you check the useragent. Sometimes, I've seen browsers that are IE 8, but have something in their UA that says something similar to, IE6 compatible, which the server treats as higher ...

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Is there any way to make an external monitor the primary under Boot Camp?
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I don't know if you can, but have you tried dragging the game to the other screen and then making it go full-screen as a workaround? I know that doesn't really answer your question, but at least a ...

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Laptop Accelerometers
-1 votes

Nope. For this to work, you would have to be using an operating system that supported accelerometers and AFAIK, only iPhone OS does.

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