MacBook Air :: How To Switch From IMac

Mar 21, 2008

I currently use an iMac (20" late 2006 model) as my main computer, but for my next I am seriously considering a MacBook Air. I bought my iMac with the intention of using all of it's power (I got the 2.33Ghz with 256mb X1600), but the only time I really tap into the processor is when I encode video, which I do rarely anymore, and when I play games, which I never do anymore since I have a PS3 for that. Now, all I really do is websurf, listen to music, use Garageband, and other basic stuff.

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MacBook Pro :: Switch To Another Available Wireless Network And Then Switch Back?

Dec 14, 2010

If I select from the menu bar another available wireless network (one without a password for example) and then switch back to my own wi-fi network, am I still safe?

Did the fact that I connected to another network present any risks?

I did not send any private info during that time, any risks of getting hacked?

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IMac :: How Can I Make The Switch?

Mar 25, 2010

I?m a long time lurker and this is my first time posting. I?ve been a PC guy all my life and the only apple product I own is the iphone (which I now can?t live without). My current PC is a $300 Acer laptop from 4 years ago (you can imagine how powerful it is :-P ). I?ve decided it?s time to upgrade and now is the perfect time to finally make the switch over to the Mac. I?m just really unsure about what route I should go with given how I will use the machine and I?m humbly coming before you guys for your opinions! I?m under a budget but I?m willing to pay to meet my computing needs, short of springing for a power mac.

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IMac :: Leave It On Or Switch It Off?

May 2, 2010

Is there any bens or draw backs to leaving your iMac in sleep mode when not using it or just switching it off all together?

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IMac :: Won't Switch On - It's Heated And Dead?

Oct 14, 2009

Its a G5 iMac ihave been using for abt three years now. first i got the vertical stripes about two months ago and today when i tried to switch it on, it won't. I turned it off last night after use and when i tried this afternoon, it was hot and it does not turn on?

Is this the end of her life? has anyone face this before?

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OS X :: Windows 7 PC And 27" IMac KVM Switch?

Oct 31, 2009

While planning my 27" iMac purchase this winter, I am in need of a KVM switch. I ONLY need this for keyboard and mouse, I can deal with two displays.

Will any KVM switch these days take the wired apple keyboard and a wired windows mouse and allow it to run on both machines?

I am thinking about this one: [URL]

So just to be clear, I want to use the wired apple keyboard (with numpad) and a wired Microsoft mouse for both. Will they run fine on both systems?

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Mac Mini :: Hooking Up An IMac With A KVM Switch?

Nov 9, 2009

I just got an iMac running 10.6.1 And I still have a Mac Mini running 10.4.11, which allows me to access several apps running under Classic. I'd like to still access them on the glossy new monitor, with the wireless Magic Mouse. Since the iMac has no monitor input port, how do I hook up a KVM switch? Which brand do you recommend?

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IMac :: Switch Display With Software?

Nov 22, 2009

Is there a way to switch between imac screen and the external monitor I hooked up? I imagined a tool resides on the menu bar that lets you quickly enable 2 screens and back to one will be handy.

Wondering if such tool exists?

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IMac :: How To Switch Off Screen And Only Use An External Monitor

Sep 17, 2010

On my 2008 24inch iMac the screen has a problem ( dead pixels ) and I will get it replaced in the future , in the mean time I have a very nice large external monitor connected to the iMac which I use ok, what I am looking for is a way at first when booting up , to be able to see both the iMac's screen and the external monitors screen , then some how shut off / make blank the iMacs screen only leaving the external monitor on ?

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IMac PPC :: Switch Off Sound Of It Commenting On Every Function As It Happens?

May 8, 2012

how do you disable the sound of mac commenting on every function as it happens?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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Intel Mac :: Why Should My IMac Switch Itself Off When In Sleep Mode

Jun 2, 2012

My iMac is some 2 years old and have never had this problem before but twice in the last week it has failed to awake from sleep mode and I have had to hold the start  button to 'wake' it up. It then goes through the usual procedure that transpires afte 'logging off'

Info:
AppleTV 2, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I have an o2 router

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OS X Technologies :: AppleScript To Schedule Switch Off And After 1 Minute Switch On

Apr 15, 2012

Sometimes restarting is not enough: you need to power off your Mac, wait for a little, and power it on again.It could be a script which act like the "schedule" program in system preferences: it would switch off the Mac immediately, the add 1 minute to the current time and switch it on again.

Info:
mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Mac :: Made The Switch From 13" MacBook Pro To 21.5" IMac

Aug 1, 2010

Aperture 3 was just too much for my 1-year old 13" MBP so I got the new base model 21.5" iMac. I might miss the 24" monitor but being able to use the 4GB of RAM from the MBP for a total of 8GB ought to make up for those lost couple of inches. I'm really looking forward to having a discrete graphics card.This is my first desktop since 2002! Now with an iPad I just can't justify the compromise of power for portability anymore. I hope Apple will give the 13" MBP a real graphics card next refresh to make it an actual desktop-replacement machine like the 15 & 17's. Oh well, I already made the switch and can't wait to see the difference in performance!

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IMac :: Possible To Switch Windows Buttons To Left Side

Apr 19, 2009

One obvious thing I've noticed on a mac is the close window [x] minimize window [_] and maximize window buttons are on the right on a windows. On a Mac they are on the opposite left side. What I am wondering is there a way to switch those buttons on the left side on a Mac to the right. Which I am accustomed to it? It there anyway or is it just something, I will have to adjust to.

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IMac :: Tried To Re Switch On - Grey Screen Came Up, Apple Logo?

Aug 16, 2010

Hoping someone can help - my imac (approx 15-18 months old , intel) won't start.

Last night on shutting down DPP (canon Digital image software) was hanging and system asked me if I wanted to force quit it...sadly I had switched off my bluetooth mouse and , as usually once mouse turned off switching it back on it never re connects - why did I buy the bletooth mouse and keyboard ?, so I could not confirm yes force quit - is there no way of selecting with keyboard like there is in windows ?

So I switched off at power switch. Tried to re switch on - grey screen came up, apple logo, the little timer circle but after a while timer circle stopped and nothing further happened.

have tried several more times and now don't even get timer.

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IMac :: Switch Off Internal Screen / Only Use An External Monitor?

Aug 15, 2008

On my 2008 24inch iMac the screen has a problem ( dead pixels ) and I will get it replaced in the future , in the mean time I have a very nice large external monitor connected to the iMac which I use ok, what I am looking for is a way at first when booting up , to be able to see both the iMac's screen and the external monitors screen, then some how shut off / make blank the iMacs screen only leaving the external monitor on ?

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IMac :: Switch Between Displayport Inputs / Using External Display Screen?

Mar 17, 2009

I have a MacBook Pro. I see that the new iMacs have a mini displayport input so that the 27" screen can be used with my MacBook Pro. I'm wondering how this works? Since there is obviously no button to push, how exactly do you switch between the iMac and the MacBook Pro displaying on-screen?

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IMac :: Unable To Switch On System / Vertical Stripes Appeared Two Months Ago

Aug 25, 2010

Its a G5 iMac ihave been using for abt three years now. first i got the vertical stripes about two months ago and today when i tried to switch it on, it won't. I turned it off last night after use and when i tried this afternoon, it was hot and it does not turn on?

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IMac :: Unable To Switch From One User To Another / Login And Back Buttons Are Disabled

Aug 19, 2009

The problem is sometimes switching from one user to another, we are able to type in a password, but the login and back buttons are disabled, like you are not able to click on them. It is basically frozen and we have to manually shut it down.

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IMac :: Unable To Use TV As Secondary Monitor / Switch Between Primary And Secondary Display?

Feb 2, 2009

we are trying to hook up our TV as a secondary monitor (for hulu, netflix, etc) but it defaults as the primary monitor. We would like to keep the imac as the primary monitor, and have the TV as a secondary, but cannot figure out how to do it! The only way we can get the imac back to primary status is if we use mirror mode. Once we take it off mirror mode, the TV becomes the primary monitor again, and there appears to be no way of switching it in OSX display preferences.

I've done similar hookups with my laptop, and the TV defaults as the secondary monitor. Why isn't this happening with our iMac? Any ideas?

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MacBook Pro :: Switch From A PC To This?

Mar 7, 2010

I have decided to switch from a PC to a new Macbook Pro (whenever the new ones are released) but I am not 100% sold on switching from a MAC to a PC.

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MacBook Pro :: It Cannot Switch On

May 9, 2012

The Battery level was full the macbook pro has no life what so ever, will not switch on

Info:MacBookPro

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MacBook :: It Won't Switch On

May 23, 2012

When i try to switch on my macbook nothing happens ans when i plug in my charger it has a faint green light.

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MacBook

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MacBook Pro :: Can Switch The F Keys?

Jan 13, 2011

I just got a new Macbook Pro and f5 and f6 are used for the keyboard backlight. I don't need f6 but I'd like f5 to refresh the browsers. In preferences I can switch the f keys to be the default, but I just want this for f5. Does someone know how to do this?

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MacBook Air :: Making The Switch, But To The Mba Or Mbp?

Jun 14, 2008

i know you've already tackled this a thousand times, but, having read those thousand threads, i'm still not sure which of these i should go for. you all seem generous with your opinions, so i'll ask again.i need to replace my 4 year old dell 700m (12.1", 1.6ghz, 512mb ram, tiny 24gb HD) as it has become painfully slow and things are beginning to stop working. i've very much enjoyed its portability (it's small and weighs just over 4 pounds) which is why the MBA has caught my eye. my concern, is that i've heard all these things about it being underpowered - but underpowered for what? the lure of the MBP, of course, is that it's a lot more power for its moderate increase in bulk and weight.

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MacBook :: Made The Switch From PC To Mac?

Apr 7, 2009

I've been following this forum for over 2 months now and I'm proud to say that it helped me to finally make the decision to buy a mac. I've always been an iPod-fanatic but a completely new OS seemed like a very drastic change. I recently moved houses and now I live about 200 metres from an apple store, so I guess it was just a matter of time before I caved in .Now that I've been using my new laptop for about a week I can honestly say that I've never enjoyed using a computer as much as I do now. I'm already getting frustrated when using my PC (a Dell Inspiron 1525) to transfer files because it doesn't function as fluently as my mac, I believe that this is a good sign . What I like the most about my new machine are the multi-touch gestures on the trackpad and the very good battery life (I can easily watch over 3.5 hours of video with Airport turned off and low light conditions. Coming from barely 1h15 of word processing on my Dell, I can say that I'm quite impressed). I'm also a lot more productive on this computer than I ever was on any other laptop, I don't know what it is but i'm guessing it has something to do with the fullscreen option in Pages '09. Also, the backlit keyboard is incredibly useful when instant messaging in my room in the middle of the night without my parents knowing, or typing in dark lecture halls.

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MacBook Pro :: Switch The Fn And Ctrl Key?

Jul 18, 2010

is it possible to switch the fn and ctrl key? (like fn key acts as a ctrl key, while ctrl key acts as the fn key)

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MacBook :: Why Will Laptop Not Switch On

Mar 31, 2012

My laptop has no power and i'm unaware as to why. Even when plugged into the charger.

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MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Remove Switch App

Jul 4, 2012

I recently downloaded the Switch App, after finding that I don't need it anymore I decided to uninstall it but wont uninstall, tried doing what apple tutorial still its there.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Switch Hard Drive From One To Another

Oct 23, 2010

I just ordered my new MacBook Pro. I will transfer my current hard disk in my old MacBook Pro (Unibody, 17") to my new MacBook Pro (Unibody, 13"). Will the current OS X installation and the programs "just work" given the change in hardware (17" unibody to 13" unibody), or should I expect any problems?

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MacBook Pro :: Switch Out Keyboard Top Case?

Dec 18, 2009

I might be getting a mbp soon and I want to switch out the keyboard/top case. Is it hard to do? It's a unibody model.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Switch Between Graphics Cards

Feb 9, 2010

How do I switch the graphics cards in my 15" MBP? Its the current highest end 15" and is there just a application or what. It has the dual graphics cards.

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MacBook Pro :: AG Display Resolution Switch?

Jun 2, 2010

So, is it not possible to change the resolution of the anti-glare screen to a smaller one? Or why do people complain about the high resolution all the time... "I want the anti-glare design but I can't read text that small..."

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MacBook Pro :: How To Switch On The Fly Graphics Card

Jun 5, 2010

Is there a way to switch on-the-fly graphic card settings between the 9400m and the 9600m without logging on and off?

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MacBook Pro :: Put Windows On Mac / Cant Switch Back To Osx

Feb 26, 2012

I just installed windows on my macbook Pro, but i could only install it on the. Boot camp driver. Cuz thats the only one that would format to NTFS. Now that i installed windows, i cannot switch back to osx. If i didnt delete or completely remove osx, will someone please tell me how i can get back to osx. Yes, i tried to f6 it and see if i can switch back but osx isnt even listed on there. So my question again, did i completely remove osx?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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