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Can somebody recommend a good USB KVM switch to use to switch between a Mac and PC? I'm not certain whether or not I want to pay any extra costs for one that supports speakers as well as the keyboard/mouse and VGA monitor.
I'm a former Windows user who received a MacMini exactly one week ago. Since that time, the OS X experience has exceeded my expectations, expectations that were already very high. My only notable dissapointment is the lack of fully configurable keyboard shortcuts encompassing all possible user interaction. Having said that, the reason I was able to implement the switch so easily is because I'm very computer literate, which meant that I knew how to tranfer the files...
Nevermind. It appears it's on the CD that came with my MacMini, but it's not installed by default. WHEW!
I just installed fink and would like to install packages from source. When I tried to run fink, it complained that it couldn't find gcc or cc. I looked around the Fink site, and it pointed me to XCode and to the Apple Developer Connection site. When I tried to sign up, it asked me to subscribe to a plan where I'd have to pay for membership in order to download XCode. Do I have to pay Apple to compile software on my own computer? If so, this is ridiculous! Can...
OpenOffice, while adequate, isn't all that great on OS X, especially since it's essentially an OS X port of OpenOffice that runs under X11. I tried opening an RTF file in AppleWorks and it crashed on me, so that's out. For idealogical reasons, I refuse to use MS Office. Is there a good, stable word processor for OS X with a basic but reliable set of features? If all it does is reliably edit RFT files, I'll be happy.
Thanks. I had no idea what the oval was for. I must have pressed it unknowingly when I first ran Safari. Now I can see the icons. From here, it was a simple matter to set my default browser. As you can see, I'm a former Windows/Linux user who has yet to master every detail of the Mac world In fact, I just got my Mac on Thursday. I was afraid there was a flaw in the installation. Thankfully, as with the rest of OS X, the system is pretty much flawless.
There's something wrong with my preferences screen. This is what I see:http://www.home.mycybernet.net/~ldeg...l/Picture3.pdf As you can see, there are no icons at the top. It only shows me my bookmark preferences with no way to switch. This happens regardless of what I do in Safari. It looks like some kind of bug or something that was installed incorrectly.
I tried going into Safari, but when I go into System Preferences, it only gives me the bookmark preferences. There are no icons for any other preferences. Is this normal? I tried everything in Safari, and I can't seem to get into the right Preferences screen.
I'm looking to set my default browser and email client in OS X 10.3, and I read that I'm supposed to go into System Preferences and choose Internet. However, I can't seem to find that option. I'd post a screenshot if I could, but I'm not sure if this can be done. Basically, this what I see in System Preferences, Internet & Network: .Mac Network QuickTime Sharing Is there a way for me to get into the Internet preferences to set my defaults? It doesn't...
I just got my MacMini on Thursday. As a first time OS X user, I'm absolutely thrilled. The OS X experience has been absolutely delightful. However, there's only one dissapointment. For an OS that's a descendent of NextStep, I was expecting more in the way of keyboard shortcuts. I used to run WindowMaker (GNUstep) on Linux, which is supposed to be like the original NextStep OS, and I could basically assign keyboad shortcuts for everything. First of all, let me...
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