OS X :: How Would You Stop System From Automatically Unzipping Files

Mar 12, 2009

I use Mac Tiger 10.4.11 When I download .Zip files, they are automatically unzipped by whichever program I have set as my default "(de)compression-program" on Mac.what I should do to stop my .Zip files from automatically being unzipped immediately after I download them.


OS X :: How To Stop My System From Automatically Connecting To The Internet

Mar 5, 2009

I'm using a Macbook Pro OS X and was wondering if there is a way to stop my airport/wireless internet from automatically connecting to the internet when i start my computer.I want it so that it disconnects from the internet when i close the lid and for it to stay disconnected until i manually reconnect it myself again. I'm currently connected to shared internet which does not require me to enter a password.

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OS X :: Downloading .zip Files Without Unzipping Them?

Aug 29, 2009

How can I do this....when I download these files through Safari, they automatically unzip - how can I stop this so I gat a xxxx.zip file?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Stop Automatically Magnifying

Jun 28, 2012

How can I stop the automatically magnifying my internet page that I am currently viewing? I automatically does it and I either have to refresh my page or close safari and reopen it.

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OS X :: Stop ITunes From Adding Songs Automatically?

Nov 6, 2010

I've been trying to figure out how to sort this for ages now, and I just can't get to the bottom of it to save my life. This is the situation. I've just downloaded an album, and it ended up in my Downloads folder, so I moved it to the desktop, then played one of the songs in the album. s soon as I played the song, it opened up in iTunes and then automatically added the song to the music library. I don't want it to do that, I've spent the last couple of hours sorting out my library, adding album artwork, name changes etc and the last thing I need is things getting automatically added to the music library and cluttering and messing things up.

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Applications :: How To Get Aperture Stop Starting Automatically

Mar 22, 2009

How do you get it to stop starting when I plug in my camera/iPod?

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Display From Dimming Automatically?

May 5, 2010

is there a way to stop the Macbook Pro display from dimming automatically?

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Safari :: Stop From Opening 99 Tabs Automatically

Apr 21, 2012

When I first start up Safari - it automatically opens a huge number of tabs (the drop down menu on a tab right click shows an option to bookmark 99 tabs - and there are more tabs opened than I care to count). They appear to all be existing bookmarks; but could also be history.

At one point it would not let me close it at all & because it wouldn't close the OS would not allow a shutdown. So I had to do a hardware power off instead.

I played around with the setting and finnally - after severl hard reboots and a lot of try this & try that - I got it to allow itself to be closed. 

But the 99+/- auto opens continue to be a problem.  I've tried to completely clear my history, and several other property adjustments - but overall the behaviour remains very very flakely. 

I want to make it my default browser on all my Apple things (Macbook / iTouch / iPad) but the very bad behaviour keeps pushing me back to Firefox - sigh. It feels like a very bad user design that cannot be trusted. 

Are there some obvious know gotcha's with this browser? Or some standard settings that should never be touched? Or are these common bugs that just don't work right?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Stop It From Automatically Downloading Mails?

Jun 21, 2012

is it possible to stop ur mac from automatically downloading ur mails because im running low on memory

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Applications :: How To Stop Preview From Automatically Opening Photos

Nov 21, 2009

I am a new Mac user (had my macbook for 2 weeks, loving it, but still learning how to use it). I am really annoyed by Preview app. Anytime I save a photo in my Download folder, it automatically opens it with Preview, whether I want it or not. When I quit Preview, it still opens the next time I download a photo. I can't find anywhere in Preview options such option to disconnect automatic opening of photos. How do I turn it off please?

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OS X :: How To Stop Downloaded Music From Automatically Being Added To ITunes

Aug 7, 2010

how can i stop downloaded music from automatically being added to itunes

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Software :: Stop Disk From Unmount / Mount Automatically?

Apr 4, 2010

I just bought a Seagate Expansion drive, and it has no power button so when it has been plugged in and not in use for a while it unmounts, and then a minute or two later it auto mounts, is there any way to stop it from unmounting and automounting automatically? I would like to control it myself if its possible (id also prefer not to pull the plug each time i want to shut it off).

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When Start Up IMac Several Applications Launch Automatically / How To Stop This

Apr 1, 2012

when I start up my iMac several applications launch automatically, how can I stop this?


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Safari :: Stop It From Automatically Opening Last Browsing Session?

Jun 28, 2012

Is there a way to prevent Safari from opening all your previous tabs and windows? When I close Safari I just want everything to close as well, but when I open it later everything else opens again.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: How To Get Mail To Stop Automatically Downloading Messages From IMAP Accounts

Apr 25, 2008

Would like to manually check for messages for my IMAP accounts but mail seems to want to download them automatically no matter what.

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Applications :: Using An FTP / SFTP App Call Cyberduck - Stop Connect Automatically?

Mar 17, 2009

I have been using an FTP/SFTP app call cyberduck. It is good and it works except for one thing. When I open the app it connects to all my bookmarks. Is there a way to stop this?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Get Imac To Stop Automatically Searching For Updates

Mar 15, 2012

I cannot get my imac to stop automatically searching for updates. I set preferences to monthly, or turn it off - it doesn't matter I cannot change it from checking for updates constantly. Furthermore, once it's checked for updates I cannot dismiss the ones I do not need or want. It constantly asks me to install the updates even though I would have no use for them.

Apple wants cash to solve the problem. Since it began occurring  after my last paid OS update, that's BS.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Stop Safari Automatically Opening Multiple Pages

May 21, 2012

When I click to open safari on my new MacBook Pro it opens multiple windows at once. How can I stop this?


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Stop Mailbox From Automatically Deleting Email In Trash

May 21, 2012

I would like to be able to store deleted emails indefinitely until I empty the trash mailbox. Even though I check "never" in the mailbox behavior, it only keeps the messages for 30 days.

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Stop Applications Automatically Starting In User Account

Jun 1, 2012

Parental control is active, but no restrictions on which applications they can use; just website restrictions and time limits.Allowed them to modify the dock.Each time they log in various applications automatically start and removing them from the startup list does not seem to solve the problem, and one is not even on the list.The "re-open windows" check box is NOT selected when they log out and I watched them quit the applications before logging out.

Example: for one account iTunes Helper always shows up on the startup list... I try to remove it in their account and it just pops back up... this appears to cause iTunes to autostart each time the log in... annoying.

Example: same account, the System Preferences always start up... fortunately it is locked so the kid can modify anything. But again, annoying.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Airport Utility Loads Automatically, How To Make It Stop

Jun 21, 2012

Using a MBP 15 with latest Lion and Airport utility versions.  When I start up my computer, the utility loads each time which is annoying.  I went down the menu choices on the utility but can't find a way to stop this.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Applications :: Best Free Unzipping Program For 10.6

Oct 20, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Unzipping File On Desktop

Mar 15, 2012

When I try to unzip a file, I get a message: "Unable to unarchive "name of file" into "Desktop". (Error 1 - Operation not permitted.)". The file is 9.3 Gb, but I have opened files exactly like this in the recent past. I am using mac os 10.6.8.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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Intel Mac :: While Turning Computer On How To Stop Lots Of Applications Opening Automatically

Mar 14, 2012

How do I stop several applications opening when I turn my mac on?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Automatic Graphics Switching Setting Automatically Reverting

Jun 25, 2012

Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010

OS X 10.7.4 

I have a recurring problem where my screen (built in or external monitor/projector) will just go blank at random times. It is an unrecoverable situation and I have to do a hard power reset to get working again.

After testing several theories without success I struck upon one that showed promise. The blanking tended to occur when I was in Lion Fullscreen mode, or using a gesture to start expose - so I figured maybe it was a graphics switching issue.

So I went into System Preferences and disabled 'Automatic graphics switching'. I then ran trouble free for several days (I was typically crashing 1-2 times a day)

Then several days later it happened again and I thought I was back to square one. However, a colleague suggested I check the graphic switching setting to see if something had changed it back, and sure enough it was re-enabled.

Now I find myself in a constant battle with the system to keep disabling the 'Automatic graphics switrhing' in System Preferences.

I have tried setting it and locking it, but sooner or later it reverts. I need to know if it is possible to force it to stay disabled.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Mini :: Stop Preview Program To Open Automatically Every Picture On Hard Drive?

Apr 5, 2012

So this Preview opens automatically every picture on hard drive when I open the program. I haven't found any way to stop it.

Mac mini

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IMac :: Stop Downloading Files/copying To Clipboard And Saving Files To Desktop?

Nov 29, 2009

Why does my mac stop downloading files, copying to clipboard, saving files to desktop, etc?

iMac g5 1.9 ghz 17" running 10.5.8. Had a hard drive crash and bought a new one. Loaded new OS leapord. Everything works fine at first, but after the computer has been on for a while, it will stop downlading files, disk verify doesn't work. I can't copy and paste stuff. It seems as if the hard drive is full, but I have only used 32GB of 300GB.

When I restart, it works again, then slowly not. Is it an overheating issue? How do I know if my fan is running? Is it a bad hard drive I put in it? Bought it new with three year waranty.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Stop Lion From Automatically Deleteing Item Move To The Trash?

Apr 2, 2012

How do I stop Lion from automatically deleteing item I move to the Trash?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), Trash - Auto Deleteing?

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OS X :: Is There A Way To Automatically Open System Preferences?

Aug 3, 2009

Is there a way to open System Preferences automatically when a monitor is plugged in and plugged out of the notebook?

It sounds weird, but is important.

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Software :: System Resets Automatically?

Dec 11, 2010

I have a MacBook, OS X 10.4.11, 2 GHz Intel Core Duo.

Today, all of a sudden my laptop seems to reset. My desktop flickers and then all files are out of place, the colors have changed etc. When I open an application, all my settings are GONE. This concerns mail, firefox (no more bookmarks), all of my pictures in iPhoto are gone, files that I was downloading with Vuze have disappeared... Everything is as if I've just bought a new computer. iTunes seems to be OK though, all of my music is still there. And all data (word documents etc) are still on my hard drive.

Can anyone help me to retrieve my former settings?

Another problem I want to ask about : I have all my pictures copied in a file on my hard drive. But all in a small size. Does anyone know how I stop this from happening automatically?

I should mention that I don't have many computer skills, and don't speak much jargon, so it would be nice to answer in dummy language. :-)

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IMac :: Way To Automatically Adjust The Resolution On The System

Jan 5, 2011

I got screen sharing to work on my local network... so I can connect to my 27" iMac from 13" MBP.ution is just too much for my MBP to handle.Is there a way to automatically adjust the resolution on my iMac when I initiate screen share, and automatically turn it back to native resolution when I stop close screen share?

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OS X :: Stop System From Talking - Don't Want Pause?

Sep 1, 2009

I do not want to create a pause in a text to speech document. I want to be able to stop the system from talking for a moment until I'm ready to resume listening. Does anyone know if there's a "pause" button?

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App Store :: Stop Mac Store From Opening Automatically?

May 4, 2012

The Mac Store keeps opening automatically when I'm using Safari.how to stop this?

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Mount Hd Automatically / System Asks For Permissions

Feb 15, 2011

I have a Seagate Free Agent external USB hard disk (250 GB) which I had reformatted to FAT32. This draws power from the USB port and seems to work perfectly on my Linux (Fedora Core 8) and Windows (XP) boxes. On the Mac, when it is plugged in, it asks me whether it should Initialize, Ignore or Eject. I choose "Ignore" and then go on to mount it from the terminal using the commands sudo mkdir /Volume/FA sudo mount /dev/disk2s1 /Volume/FA. The device name has to be found out first using Disk Utility. After it is mounted, I can read, write, delete etc. without any problem.

Question: Why does it not mount this disk automatically? Even when it is mounted why does it not put a disk icon on my Desktop? I have no issues with smaller FAT32 pen drives which show up on my Desktop a few seconds after I plug them in.

Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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PowerPC :: DVD / CDRW - Drive Automatically Open When System Turned On

Nov 26, 2006

I retrofitted a Toshiba dvd/cdrw 2512 in my indigo ibook, following instructions found online. Opens fine with f12 key, and drilled hole for paperclip eject if need. Plays dvds and burns cds great (patchburn installed to burn from itunes too). But, the drive also opens when the ibook is turned on and when it comes out of sleep. Is this a glitch that can be fixed. Not a big deal but would like to have it not open if possible.

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OS X :: Set Up An External Hard Drive System That Will Automatically Backup Both Macs?

Apr 12, 2010

I am a new convert to Mac, and loving every minute. I use a 21.5 iMac and my wife uses a MacBook. I am trying to figure out the best way up set up an external harddrive system that will automatically backup both Macs. But I am also trying to figure out if I can store and access music through iTunes for both Macs.

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OS X :: System Goes To Sleep Mode Automatically / Screen Turns Black

Jul 20, 2010

when working on my new Imac sometimes the machine put itself in sleep mode! The screen turns black and I have to enter my password. Sometimes it happens 2 times in 1 minute; other times once in 1 hour.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disable The System Feature Which Automatically Restarts Applications?

May 28, 2012

How can I disable the system feature which automatically restarts applications i had open during a previous session ?

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Stop System From Disconnecting To Wireless On Sleep

Jul 21, 2009

I notice that every time I close the lid on my MBP the machine goes to sleep, and the wireless connection disconnects. Is there any way to stop this behaviour so I can say download large files and such even while the lid is closed?

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OS X :: Automatically Copy Certain Files?

Nov 25, 2008

I want to copy certain files (to an external hard drive, but that doesn't matter) to another folder. But i want it to do it automatically with one click (or two, but you get the point). I want it to only copy files that are also in the destination folder from the source folder to the destination folder. (sorry that doesn't make much sense). But my goal is to back up my music into a folder, but not all of, only the folders that are already there. So basically, replacing old with new, but adding no new folders at all.

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