My MacBook's default fonts for viewing content in the Malayalam script/language seem to be Malayalam MN and Malayalam Sangam MN -- not surprisingly, since those are the default Malayalam fonts that come with the OS. However, both of those fonts are missing a lot of conjuncts/ligatures. There are some free fonts that do have the missing characters, so I'd like to put them at the top of whatever preference list the OS is using to decide which fonts to choose.
How to change the language of the system (detailed procedure).
Additionnal question: my mouse (wifi) works, but immediately after I have booted the system (a few seconds), the left clic does not work any more. What can I do?It is very difficult (impossible ?) to maintain the Imac without a mouse working correctly.
Just bought my first mac (macbook air 11") and i bought it second hand.The guy that sold it to me, had the language set to Chinese. I cant read Chinese so i asked him to change it to English, which he did.He also left a lot of his personal information on here, which is not wise, but i am a nice guy and attempted to do a system restore. The whole restore menues were in Chinese but i managed to guess my way through it and now it seems to be doing a restore. I know the language can be changed once in the OS, however how do i do this for the restore partition?
I got a hand me down ibook from a relative but the default language is in German, I cant understand German. Is it possible to change the language display for commands , instructions and icons to English?
I just brought my imac acquired in France to the US and would like to modify the start up language from French to English. I have been able to change the account setting but every time I start up the computer it is in French.
When I startup in the morning, sometimes the preferences that I have set in the finder are changed or not loaded. IClock doesn't load the time and Date as I set it up. Also the view preferences are changed from Column to Icon.
How do I change a feature, on system preferences, I believe to stop asking me for an administrative password to authenticate my file transfers from my desktop to my hard drive. It is a real bother to keep putting in a password to transfer files.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.0.x), My mac book pro is on lion software
I accidently entered my Apple ID for purchases as my iCloud Apple ID while setting up my Macbook Pro. However, all my other devices use my mobileMe AppleID. How do I change the iCloud Apple ID to a different Apple ID on my Macbook Pro?
When I go to System Preferences/iCloud, I see a button for account details, but no way to change my Apple ID for iCloud.
So this is a really silly question but I wanted to know, how do you change the name of your home drive? Like I know how you can change the user name in system pref. but how do you change the name next to the little house icon? Because I'm really super bad at explaining things, a picture is attached below.
Info: MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9), Late 2011 model
I'm having a strange problem with my MacBook. I'm dual monitoring, and yesterday the screen on my actual MacBook went to the blue apple background instead of the BMW M Coupe I had as the background. Strange, but I didn't really care. Then today, I decide to change the background on the 21". I try and change it once and System Preferences crashes and I relaunch it. Now when I click on a new background it doesn't work and it spikes my CPU a bit. These wallpapers were downloaded off of a forum (downloaded each of them individually) and originally resided on my desktop (icons) but then I moved them to my HD. Thats when the problem started. Is my CPU supposed to spike when my HD is being used (searching for something in finder)?
How do I change the name in the iCloud account details in system preferences? For some reason it has picked up a wrong name and everytime I try to change it it does not memorise the change but keeps defaulting back to the wrong name. It therefore means that everytime I accept an invite for an appointment in Ical it shows the wrong name.
I don't know why but, I cannot change the option of scroll bar in General, System Preferences. Every time I turned it to "Automatically based on mouse or trackpad", it always changes back to "Always" the next time I launch the System Preferences.
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
I have added a language under the first tab, Language, only to find that there is no correspondingly supported input option under the fourth tab, Input Sources.
I would now like to remove the entry I added under the first tab, Langauge, but cannot figure out how to do this. I have tried highlighting and pressing delete, dragging it out of the window, etc., but so far nothing works.
I was wondering if there are ways to split the preferences of Language and Text on Macs. I'm operating on Snow Leopard and I was hoping to have situations where I can isolate certain applications to certain languages.
I.e. - Open web browser in (region + language settings = Japan/Japanese) while at the same time I could also be working on my word processor in Italiano (region + language settings = Italy/Italian).
Is there any application for this? Mainly in helping to split language preferences for alternate applications or maybe even alternate windows in one application.
System Preferences (or Finder) in OSX 10.6.8 appears corrupted - mouse will not activate any commands within any preference, close Finder windows (or open apps with a double click as it used to). No joy rebooting or resetting PRAM and NVRAM.
Preferences within another user account on the same iMac however appear to be working OK.
When I click on system preferences then screen saver the timer starts and I can never do anything. The timer goes and goes and never stops. Have to shut the system down and re-boot. No desktop photo. How to fix.
I have a problem with the system preferences. When I open any preference it receives the following message: "You can not open the Dock preferences, because the panel does not work on computers with a PowerPC processor." Except that I do not have Power PC, but Intel!
What can I do to be able to change preferences?
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Processor Intel Core i5