Professional composer here. I want to get a computer for my brother to start learning the ropes and I was waiting for the new imacs to come out. The question is how will these computers respond to audio programs which are created to be multi-processor intensive.
I have been following the discussion of performance for the new Mac Pros. Most of the comments and tests have been related to single applications, such as photoshop performance or video rendering.
I am wondering if anyone can comment on the relative multitasking performance of Octad vs Quad. For example, will the Octad machine be faster than a quad when I have handbrake rendering in the background, while running either photoshop or final cut in the foreground.
I have a clean install of Snow Leopard and am trying to get some of my automator scripts working. Under Leopard, I could right-click on the desktop and select one of my workflows from the menu under Automator. Now, there is no ~/Library/Workflows folder in Snow Leopard and Automator doesn't have the Save as plugin option anymore. Does anyone know how to use automator scripts in Snow Leopard that doesn't involve opening Automator every time?
I've created a workflow in Automator saved as an application which I'd like to run at varying times on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week. I've looked for solutions on Google, I found Anacron, which is good in the fact it runs in the background, but doesn't allow me to select times during the week for it to run, it just has the option of setting daily, weekly and monthly tasks which isn't flexible enough for my needs. I also read iCal does this, but it requires iCal to be running permanently, not as a daemon like Anacron, it also doesn't appear to allow me to set events on for example, 9am on Monday *indefinitely*, it appears to only allow a manual entry which I'd have to set up for each individual week. So I'm wondering if anyone knows of an alternative that would meet my requirement? My OS is Leopard.
Sometimes, I'm browsing the web, and Lion will slide back to my desktop, with the menu bar at the top of the screen (the white one) still showing Opera as the active application. Then, after a few seconds, it'll switch back. Then back again. It happens during casual browsing, when I'm filling out an HTML form (like this one), and in applications besides Opera, like iTunes, Mail and Final Cut.I've tried kill-all Dock and restarting the Finder through the force quit menu, to no avail.
My friend is looking into buying the new 27" iMac Core i7 to replace his PC desktop. The only thing holding him back is that he has an analog surround sound system he uses for his speakers. I am having a hard time myself finding a converter that can make his speakers work in the iMac's optical digital output port. Any products out there that will do that?
I recently picked up a G5 20 inch iMac 1.8 PPC 1.5 ram (gonna go pick up another gig today. Nothing out of the ordinary. I actually really like this thing. Anyways, when I picked it up, it was supposed to have 10.5.8 on it and it only has 10.4.11 No real biggie just need to get a hold of a 10.5 disc. Anyways, here is the issue. Programs will not open. If it is a preinstalled program, it runs fine. If it is a program that I have downloaded, it will not run. Case in point, I use FILEZILLA ALOT. I downloaded the PPC version, go to open it, and the icon pops up in the dock, then closes with nothing else. No crash report, no bug no nothing. Pops up in the dock then disappears. Does this with any program that I download. I already repaired permissions to no avail..
I have an application that WILL NOT DELETE! I move it to the trash it does nothing. It stays there. I took my iMac to the Apple store and they said I would need to wipe my computer clean... I am fine with that but I have some expensive programs... i.e. Photoshop Lightroom etc. how can I keep those programs but wipe everything else?
My Intel-based imac keeps hanging my programs like Word and Excel, Chrome, Firefox, etc. I force quit, then try to re-start, but get spinning wheel. I try to shut down and desktop clears, but won't actually shut down unless I push the button. It's doing it every day, almost every time I go to use any of my core programs.
I got a RAM upgrade, and an OWC Mercury Elite Pro HD to take the back ups.
Oh - I also record a moderate amount of music in Garage Band - could this be clogging up everything?
My imac g5 osx 10.5.8 is running slow and getting froze alot some programs just take forever. If someone knows how to remove programs safely could you please help me. I don't want to make a mistake that's unfixable. Like, i.e ( operating firefox now ,but i have a safari app. Do i need safari ? Am i even running that at all ?) Also i have 4 dvd players-imovie,dvd player,mac the ripper and front row do i need all them ?And quicktime but running bit torrent.
even when i dont have any programs actually running i get the stupid coloured spinning circle and i can hear the computer thinking like ive got 20 programs running at the same time , kind of like the windows CPU usage stuck on 100% problem.
When I start my iMac, a few programs start along with the computer. I don't want any programs starting by default. I have reviewed the Preferences of these programs, and see nothing to uncheck regarding auto startup. And I don't see anything related to this in System Preferences. How I can start the computer without programs starting with it?
I have a iMac(it is an older one but I forget when I bought it) it has OS X 10.4.11, and 1 GB ram. I have 30 GB of free HD space.
Normally, I run Aol Desktop, Firefox, iTunes and sometimes Microsoft Word. But recently while browsing the internet the Mac will stop working. The music will continue to play and the mouse will still move but everything else stops working. The only way I have been able to fix it is to hold the power button for a couple of seconds.
Also, while trying to zero out my free space the available HD space on my computer went to 0 and the Disk Utility said it would take something like 1 million hours to finish so I skipped that step and when it finished my memory was restored.
I copied a folder of photographs to my desktop from a disc. Now when I try to eject the disc I get a message that this can't be done because one or more programmes may be using it. I've also tried dragging the icon to trash but that fails as well.
What programme could be using the disc and am reluctant to force eject the disc at the moment as there is also a message that doing so could damage the contents and the disc belongs to my daughter and contains professionally shot images of my granddaughter.
I have a question about using my new samsung tv as a monitor for my macbook. I have all the cables and such and my TV reads the computer. It actually shows the desktop background, mouse, and the toolbar on the tv... BUT....when i try and open a program such as safari or itunes it does not display the program on the monitor but rather on my macbook screen. It shows the program open on the tv monitor but it shoots off the screen and then opens on the macbook screen.
Also the mouse disappears from the tv monitor screen on the left side only, and when it does it becomes visible back on the macbook screen! Any tips or suggestions on how to get the programs to show up on the monitor instead of the macbook screen?
I just purchased a new Imac and am looking to sell my old 17 white intel Imac. I have all the updated software(snow leopard, Ilife 09). I was going to sell on craigslist to stranger but now looks like a family member will buy. What is the best way to delete my info but being able to keep 3rd party programs and music on the machine. Also if I just choose to do a complete install instead do I use the snow leopard disc or the disc that came with the machine which it had Tiger on it.
My iMac will not boot normally only in safe mode and then all programes keep flashing.Safari and mail continuously flashing grey lines..Reset the PRAM and it worked but turned the computer off and on again and its gone back to same problem...It's an iMac 27" late 2013 3.2 ghz
Info: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
2010 iMac running 10.9.4. Lately certain programs are forced to close on a regular basis. This includes Safari, Mail, Crashplan. It usually happens when the computer is sleeping. When I wake up the computer first thing in the morning, I usually have 3 - 4 messages saying that certain programs were forced to restart. This can also sometimes occur when the computer is not sleeping, but when I am using it. Typically it's Safari that is forced to restart.
Recently upgraded RAM and added Crashplan software for data backup.
I have quite an old toshiba 32WLT66 hdtv with my mac mini connected to it through HDMI. I did have it connected with vga and a separate audio cable, which worked out, but I wasn't happy with the picture.
The picture is now great with HDMI and as I'm using it mainly for movies through plex I am putting up with the overscan when using it for occasional web browsing.
My question is what is the best solution for getting audio when using hdmi? I have seen some posts where people have suggested looking at the tv settings to force the tv to accept audio through another source when using hdmi. This doesn't seem to work, or it only (might) work on my first hdmi port (when I connect the mac mini to the 1st hdmi port, the picture is very distorted and doesn't appear correctly - so this option is ruled out).
The other solution I'm aware of is connecting to an external amp and speakers - can't so this as I don't have them.
The second option being a set of USB speakers, I believe this might be my only option, but I would rather have the audio coming through the tv as I don't want the clutter of another set of speakers.
I'm looking for a good quality Audio Interface for my iMac, i work with MIDI only so i won't be needing tons of ins & outs for vocals, mics, live instruments etc, the only thing I'll be needing to connect is a Digital Piano (MIDI ports) and a pair of Monitor Speakers. what are the best AI brands out there for a iMac ?