i'm trying to use gimp on my new macbook and the toolbox window has moved into a position where the bottom corner is off the bottom of the screen. i therefore cannot resize it! i've been googleing everything i can think of but cannot find an answer on how to resize this (i have tried a few solutions which only seem to apply to regular osx apps). i am more than willing to set the window sizes in some sort of a config file, but i can't find one.
Well I just switched over to Macs on sunday with a new MacBook. Coming from Windows XP theres two things I miss and I want to know if there are any applications to chnage this:
1) In OS X you can only resize windows from the bottom right corner which gets kind of annoying. In Windows XP you can resize from any corner including the sides with that little black adjuster arrow, is there any program or any way I can naturally do something similiar in OS X?
2) I want my Dock to be more like the Start Bar in Windows XP. Meaning that I want all my programs to stop at the Dock on the bottom. Some program automatically stop at the Dock and can't be pulled down behind the Dock, such as iPhoto. Other programs however, such as iTunes, can be pulled down behind the dock and I don't like that. Is there any way I can naturally change this or any application I can download?
My first Mac just arrived from FedEx. (2.4ghz mbp w/ high res antiglare)
I'm used to windows and trying to get used to OSX. One thing I just noticed is that I can only resize the window from the bottom right corner. In windows you can resize from any corner. I can't seem to find a setting to change this. Is there a way to do it or am I stuck only resizing from bottom right?
Simple navigation question as I am new to Mac and suffering from PC withdrawal anxiety. When I expand my browser window fully to expanded, click on the arrows in up right, the three resizing dots on the left side disappear. Any way to keep them in place?
The CPU process has snowballed to the point that selecting a finder window is unreasonable . Safari is slow to absurdity , after emptying caches . Firefox & Camino are usable , so wildly better . I have rebooted , rebooted fsck - fy , rebooted CMD r , executed permission and file checks , repairs with no stated repairs or issues
Progressing quite well with my conversion over to Mac - few teething problems sorted.
However, got one, quite a basic one that is doing my head in.
Most applications I can resize the window, however, on itunes, when it opens, the corner that you would normally use to resize is obscured by the tool bar thing along the bottom (sorry, cant recall the name, is it the dashboard?) anyway - have tried moving this dashboard, but still cant get to the corner I need - when you minimize, it just goes to a very small box.
I know its something very simple, but cant find the right thing to do.
I am quite an amateur when it comes to resizing digital photos, so I need some help please.I just hit my 500 post count and I am now able to add an avatar. I wanted to use a photo from my iPhoto library, but the photo seems to big for what is allowed by this site for an avatar.
I tried Exporting the photo and using various settings in iPhoto to make the photo smaller, but I keep getting "file upload failed", so I am guessing that it is not within the specified size for avatars.What is the easiest way to change the size of photos so that I can use them, not just on this website, but also the many other sites that require certain sizes for avatar uploading?
Maybe the text field you're typing in is a bit too small to read. Or maybe you just have a lot to say. Either way, Safari lets you resize text fields on any website, just by grabbing the corner of the field. Resize a field and the web page reflows to make room."
Can anyone actually get this to work? I've never seen a website, Apple's included, that let's you do this feature. Yet it's listed on Apple's webpage.
I have a Mac Pro with several raid array and single drives attached (1x Wiebetech RTX600 Raid 5 through SCSI; 1x CalDigit HDElement Raid 5 through miniSAS; 4x internal drives).Unfortunately, due to various reasons (electricity outtage and software crashes), I'm experiencing system crashes and need to hard re-start the system. Upon restart, I am able to boot back into Mac OS X, but sometimes one, or both of the raid arrays will not mount.However, after a period of 0.5 - 2 hours, the array would magically re-appear again. Sometimes this might even happen to internal drives that I had mounted inside the chassis of the Mac Pro.
I am wondering if anyone knows of a good osx based alternative to Process Explorer on windows - what I'd like to be able to do is graph CPU and memory for a specific process and ideally see what network connections a specific process has open. atMonitor seems to do this pretty well generally, but not for specific processes (this is for monitoring a multiplayer flash game).
So I just installed PS CS4 as downloaded from Adobe's website. When I resize a window, the gray area in the background becomes totally corrupt. Doesn't affect the document itself but it's distracting. I tried turning off OpenGL drawing in the Preferences but that didn't help. I've not seen any visual corruption anywhere else in OS X but wonder if it's a problem with the ATI 3870 at all. Never saw anything like this with CS2 or CS3. It is OpenGL drawing. It wasn't obvious I had to restart Photoshop for it to take effect.
I'm trying to use my 500 GB external HD as solely a storage drive now whereas it used to be storage and backup, with separate partitions for each. I have deleted the backup partition (the first partition) successfully with Disk Utility, but how can I resize the remaining partition into the free space before it on the disk? I can't drag it or enter the desired size in the text box, it doesn't seem to want to get any larger. Is there any way to do this without purchasing ipartition? I have an old version from Tiger, but I'm not sure if that will work safely on leopard, and I do not want to lose my rather larger collection of ripped dvds on this external drive. Here's a screen shot of what i now see in disk utility.
Is there a way to set the priority of a certain process in OSX? Whenever i'm rendering something in Final Cut Pro or any other program, it slows down the whole system (duh), but whenever i'm doing something under windows (rendering 3D or whatever) I can turn down the the priority in the task manager (where would windows be without CTRL+ALT+DELETE) so the whole system doesent slow down to a crawl and I can contunue to do other things while the system is busy rendering. I know it will take a little longer to render depending on whatever else im doing, but i hate slowdowns so much (especially a slow dock).
I've been trying to burn a video from my Canon camcorder using iDVD and it keeps telling me that nothing is being captured. It seems like it should be such an easy process, but it is not working for me. I have imported the video to iMovie but cannot figure out how to burn a dvd from that application either.
I just installed chronosync to sync the Home folders of my two macs together. I think everything is syncing fine but the process takes so goddamn long that I'm wondering if it's normal. The first sync took like 5 hours just as I expected because I have a lot of files. I thought all syncs following that would be shorter, because the program would only look for the changed files right? But it looks like it's analyzing every file again.
I just bought a new iMac... but a friend of mine has a MacBook Pro (which already came with Comic Life installed). I was just wondering if there was a way to copy that application to my iMac??? If so, can anyone tell me how to do that?
I am a brand new Mac user. I have just purchased a MacBook Pro and need advice as to the best way to use my external hard drive with iTunes.I have read previous answers regarding the above question, however I do not currently have any music on my new iTunes and it is already all on my external hard drive. Does this mean I need to complete a slightly different process? Also what must I do when I load new music on to my external?
How does one remove unwanted applications from the start(boot up) process? I removed Parallels however, Internet Explorer and Firefox still attempts to load and I get an error message on boot up. This is on a MacBookPro with 10.6.8 installed.
When "Confirming Names" in the "XXXXX may also be in the photos below" section of Faces, is it possible to change or choose a name other than the Face you are within? Is there an option to do this - I cannot find it?
For example, I have a Face named "Christine" with numerous photos of Christine already confirmed. I also have numerous photos shown in the section "Christine may also be in the photos below".
A few minutes ago I imported all my settings from my imac onto my macbook using the migration assistant, but now some of my windows in things like Safari and iTunes are too big for the screen, and the resize thing in the bottom right corner is too far down to reach it (not on the screen at all) ... And some of my iTunes Buttons are too far down to reach, anyone know of a way to fix this? its driving me insans!
Basic question, had a photo sent to me that I wanted to make a hard copy of but when I clicked on print only the top of one person's head appeared on the hard copy, I tried down sizing but all that happened was I got a smaller picture of the same person's head. Not sure what program I should use or exactly what I need to do to get a correct sized print.
Can this be done? I have a lot of pictures in iPhoto 08 that I want to reduce in size to 800x600 to fit on a SD card. I can resize them one at a time, but does anyone know of a way to resize many pictures at once? It would sure be a timesaver for me.
long time reader, first time poster. I know this topic has been beaten to death - but I've read all the post and have not found an answer for my question.
If you have iLife 08 installed and just installed a new copy of iLife 09 - does the following happen?
1. iLife 08 gets removed. 2. All Data from iPhoto 08, iMovie 08, iDVD etc, gets transferred to the new application. 3. No Importing is required to move any of the data over the new version of the software. It just works as if you didn't even have iLife 08 in the first place.
1. Put your dock on the bottom of the desktop, in auto-hide mode. 2. Open an app, say Safari. 3. Resize the window in order to get to the bottom of the screen. 4. Hide it (cmd H). 5. Restore it (alt tab). 6. Now the window has been resized on its bottom border by a few pixels (because of the dock position).
How do I avoid that ? I'd like to use all my pixels.
I participate in several forums where I often post pictures of things. But the photos have to normally be less than 100KB. I don't have any purchased photo editing software yet for my Mac, is there something in iPhoto or somewhere else that would allow me to resize a photo for posting? If there's nothing on my machine that will do it, does Aperture have such a function?