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 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 Air :: 11" Video - Switch To Full Screen?

Oct 29, 2010

I just started watching some tv shows I downloaded and I am using VLC... When I go to full screen it pixelates/isn't smooth. I just tested it on my Alu uMB connected to a 21.5" monitor and it doesn't do that...

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MacBook Air :: Takes Almost 10 Minutes From Switch On To The Log On Screen

Mar 29, 2012

My 3-weeks old Macbook Air is taking almost 10 minutes to get from switch on to the log on screen, it seems to be stuck at the white screen with the Apple logo & the spinning grey wheel. Anybody faced similar problems before? What caused this? I was working with about 7 or 8 different Excel files open at one go and a couple were corrupted (but repaired). I have never experienced anything like this with my i5 iMac and wasn't expecting this on the Macbook Air. Any light at the end of the tunnel?

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MacBook Air

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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 :: 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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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 :: 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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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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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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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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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 :: 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 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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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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MacBook Air :: Can U Use IMac Drive To Load For Air?

Nov 19, 2010

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Rookie questions:

Is there a way to use your iMac drive to load programs over to your MacBook air?? Also, can you remotely ( from MacBook air ) transfer files from your iMac???

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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 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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MacBook Air :: HDD Scan On Mac Air - IMac's HDD Crashed?

Jan 4, 2010

is there a way to run Drive Genius on Mac Air? The MA is getting slower by the day and I saw the same symptoms right before my iMac's HDD crashed. I want to run a HDD scan but Drive Genius requires that I scan a non boot drive. Since Target mode is not an option, I am out of ideas.

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Power Mac :: G4 Won't Switch On Power Switch Just Keeps Flashing?

Feb 15, 2012

My G4 has suddenly stopped powering up. The power button just keeps flashing slowly, but the monitor shows nothing, any suggestions?

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PowerMac

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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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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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MacBook Air :: How To Use It With Primary IMac

Oct 28, 2010

I love the small foot print & great portability of the new MBA 11" but I am not sure how I can get around the storage issue since I keep lots of home multimedia files on my laptop. I do have a recent iMac with lots of storage in our basement and do have the Mobile me account.

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MacBook Air :: Can An IMac Be Used As A Monitor

Apr 4, 2012

Can Imac be used as a monitor for a Macbook air?

Info:
MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2), HP Envy Printer

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MacBook Air :: Use 27" IMac As Display

Dec 13, 2010

I just ordered a Macbook Air 13" ultimate and as the title says I can use my mid-2010 27" imac as a display for the macbook air or as secondary monitor, using the belkin mini-displayport to mini-displayport cable. Will this also work if the Macbook Air is in Windows 7 Bootcamp? Will i also be able to connect the MBA in bootcamp to a TV with a Mini-Displayport to DVI adapter? obviously not at the same time.

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MacBook Air :: How To Get Display On Imac Using 24"

Apr 30, 2008

Is there anyway I can hook my Macbook Air up to my iMac to use its 24" aluminum display.

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MacBook Air :: 11.6" Compared To 2006 IMac

Oct 20, 2010

I'm trying to make an educated guess regarding the usage experience of the base 11.6" Air by using my 2006 17" iMac for reference. Basically, it boils down to processor generation and speed, which I need help understanding.

iMac = Intel Core Duo T2400 "Yonah" 1.83GHz
11.6" Air = Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz

Other specs I believe are either same or better in the Air:
iMac
2mb L2 cache, 667 MHz bus, 2gb RAM

Air
3mb L2 cache, 800 MHz bus, 2gb RAM

how these two computers compare in terms of usage? My current iMac runs Photoshop CS5 tolerably fast and plays 1080p video just fine.

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MacBook Air :: Can't See Any Files On IMac / View That?

May 10, 2008

Just bought an MBA today and am having zero luck wirelessly seeing the files, videos, etc. on my iMac for viewing on the MBA. In my iMac, the sharing options are all checked right. But I cannot get access to it other than something called a "drop box". Same the other way around.

Can anyone share in what way I am being stupid?

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MacBook Air :: MBA Screen Vs. IMac's?

Jan 19, 2009

I just got myself a new MBA rev B 1.86GHz and 128GB SSD.Was testing its screen against my 24" iMac. The photos on the iMac were much more 'alive'. If I remember correctly, that wasn't the case with the rev A.I do have the "lines" on my MBA, however they are very faint and barely noticeable. I just ignore them.

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OS X :: Using Dual Display Monitor - IMac And Macbook Air

Sep 14, 2009

I have a 2008 iMac with intel processors and a Macbook Air for when I travel.

I want to set the Macbook Air up as a second monitor while I am at home using my iMac. How do I do this?

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