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    Connect two A1407 thunderbolt displays to M1 Macmini?

    Hello. I'm buying an M1 Macmini and have two of the classic 27" A1407 Thunderbolt displays and not sure which adapter I need to use the HDMI port on the mac. From what I've found online, two displays are possible with a very expensive dock but I would think an HDMI > thunderbolt would work along...
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    Disable Tif Alpha Channel Mask Preview in Finder?

    Hello. I work in the graphic arts and anyone who works with images professionally knows what an alpha channel is and most commonly stored in a tif or psd file. One conflict I’m trying to solve is how to disable transparency in Finder and spacebar tap preview to display an image in its entirety...
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    Disable Keyboard on MBP?

    Hello. I want to leave my MBP on to play videos for my cat to watch while I’m gone but I also don’t want him to walk all over the keyboard to mess things up. Is there a way to disable the keyboard and let youtube play in the background? Thanks
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    Increase Mouse Tracking Speed Beyond Max Pref Setting?

    Hello. Is there a utility or a way to increase the max tracking cursor speed for the Apple mouse? I like to keep my tracking speed max'd out, so the cursor will shoot across the screen even if you look at the mouse. But, I'm interested in a way to make the cursor even faster. I've heard gaming...
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    Select Multiple Items In Finder By Column In Icon View?

    Hello! I'm curious if there is a shortcut in Finder to select multiple items by column only, when in icon view? Selecting by row is easy by just holding down shift, but it would make sense to have a similar function to select columns. Thanks
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    A Noob Needs Advice On Scripting 101

    Hello. I work in an Adobe CC environment and reaching a point where more automation is being integrated into the workflow and I need to adapt. The 3 "languages" I foresee being a necessary skill set are: Apple Script Adobe Actionscript Automator I'd appreciate any recommendations for a good...
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    Spotlight Search For Multiple Files At The Same Time?

    Hello! Is it possible to do a Spotlight search for multiple files at the same time? I know that if you type OR in-between file names, it will bring up both search results, but I'd like to get around typing "OR" in-between each search query. Ideally, I'd like to copy/paste from a spreadsheet...
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    Any Way To Automate Folder Creation For Tons Of Images?

    Hello! I have a task on that that is a little annoying. I have 1000's of images that need to be grouped together in individual folders based on a string of characters in the file name. For instance, a group of images named: 123_ABCD_xxxx.tif would need to be grouped together in a folder named...
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    Need To Batch Rename From .xls Using Automator

    HELLO! I've done an extensive search for help on this topic and thought it would be better to ask the Pros. I need to rename close to 5000 images. I need to import file names from an Excel doc because the original file names are nothing close to the new file names (I'm dealing with a very...
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    Vpn Config For Ios 8?

    I'd like to take advantage of the VPN panel in iOS. I use public wifi often and want that added layer of security. Any advice for how I can config the VPN settings and where to find server info to connect to? Thanks
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    Need Remote Control Recommendations For Iphone 6

    Hello, I'm searching for a remote control to use with my iPhone 6. The important part of this is that the remote can control video functions, mostly start and stop. I'm a performer, so I want to be have the ability to set up my iPhone in the back of a room and use the remote to start recording...
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    Sync'ing Pages for iOS and Mac to iCloud

    Ok, I have Page's '09 on my MBP and the iOS version of Pages on my iPhone 4s. I love how the iOS version auto-syncs my documents to my iCloud account without any intervention on my part. Does Pages on the Mac have this same type of functionality? Thanks
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    Remotely controling MBP in Clamshell mode

    Hey all... I'm a novice to networking, so I apologize if some of my questions seem very basic. Here is the senerio: I have two MBP's (1 very old 15" intel and 1 very new 13") and an iPhone 4s I want to use my old MBP as a music server. I have a huge eSata drive hooked up to it via...
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    Service Battery Indicator On/MBP running VERY hot...HELP!

    Hi all, I own an earlier generation of the first Intel MacBook Pro (2.16 ghz). Lately, it has been getting VERY hot in a short period of time. I noticed the "service battery" indicator was on a couple months ago. I haven't thought much of it because it's rare that I use the MBP on battery...
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    Wirelessly Stream MP3 To A Remote Stereo w/o attached Mac?

    Hey gang, I'm looking for a device that will allow me to wirelessly stream music from my itunes library to a stereo that is set-up in a different room. Does such a thing exist? It's a very old (and very nice!) stereo that doesn't have any modern digital components, so this device I'm looking...
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    Audiophiles and CD Ripping Pros - Listen Up!

    So, I'm about to embark on an endeavor of ripping my entire CD collection to Apple Lossless. About 7 years ago I did this, but ripped everything to a low bit rate mp3 format because at the time storage was a lot more costly and I didn't anticipate for the day when I would own HiFi gear of my own...
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    Converting .flac to .mp3 - Oi vey!

    Has anybody tried using a freeware app called Switch on Leopard? I used this in the past on Tiger, without any problems I was getting an error message for a missing plug-in named "mp3el", but continue to experience problems even after installing this plug-in. The developers site isn't any help...
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    Stop the LED from "breathing" in Sleep mode?

    I have a 15' MBP and a 23' ACD. When the Mac and display are "sleeping", is there a way to prevent the power indicator LEDs from "breathing"??? When the room is dark, the intermittent brightness from the LEDs can be quite annoying. Thanks for any help!
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    I Need a Robust VNC/Windows emulator Client!!!

    I was using a freeware app called Chicken of the VNC, to remotely log in and use a windows server. This app is also a windows emulator, to work from the windows server desktop, all within a window on my Mac. The problem is that I need a BETTER VNC/emulator client that will accept input from an...
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    Customize Finder View to Show Image Resolution

    is it possible to customize Finders preferences to display the resolution of an image (72ppi,300ppi, etc etc)? Finders preferences allow you to choose "Show item info", which will only display the dimensions in pixels. If this view could be customized to display image resolution, and even image...