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  1. I have almost finished getting all my stuff from my old iMac G5 to my new 24" 3.06 iMac. Something peculiar - When I open excel files from gmail, they go to the folder as an .xls.xlt file and, thusly do not open. If I forward this same file to my entourage "popped" account, it will open via Excel without a problem. What is the deal? Thanks WJ
  2. I am having trouble making my default mail server icon recognize my tx.rr.com email account. Anybody have a step-by-step? Thanks W Jones
  3. I am going to get a Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0, and swap the 500GB drive to the second bay, placing a 10K rpm raptor S-ATA in the primary drive slot. I plan to use super-duper (or similar) to get the image off the factory 500GB before I do the swap. (This, all in the name of speed!) Anyway, when I put the 500GB in bay #2, do I need to change any pin settings (etc.) to make it run correctly (e.g. the computer not seeing it as a primary drive)? Thanks WJ P.S. Also, if anyone sees any flawed thinking with this plan, please let me know. I plan to do this in Feb (after macworld) and plans are quite changeable at this time.
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    MacBook Memory Upgrade

    That, my friend, is an understatement! I have upgraded memory / HD / video card / and the list goes on ... in everything from Dell to Gateway to iMac to 286 based machines (remember them?) and BY FAR, the mac mini was the hardest! - prying it open is a BEAR - getting all the screws back in is a BEAR - re-prying it open because you forgot to reattach the cooling fan power - re-prying it open a SECOND TIME because you forgot to re-attach the airport antenna - slicing your finger on the razor sharp clamps that hold the memory in. That is just to start. But I WON! W J
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    MacBook Memory Upgrade

    Anyone upgraded their own MacBook memory? Is it difficult? (just for comparison - I just upgraded my mac mini to 2GB). Thanks W J
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    intel mac mini memory upgrade (pulling hair out)

    okay, humility on I had not pressed down hard enough on the black frame to get the HD controller to seat. All is well Pressing on. W J
  7. getting the folder - no beeps on install Old memory (basic) 256MB 1RX16 PC2-5300S-555-12 - the hynix Korea stuff that is in all my macs New purchased (just today) memory PSD22G667SK (patriot) The old memory is a two chip 256 each The new memory is a kit (total 2GB) SoDimm 2GB PC2-5300 CLS, hence two 1GB modules. Help. WJ
  8. This keeps poppin up on my wife's user account What the heck is it and how do I get it to stop?
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    Upgrading my hard drive

    I plan to use super duper or cloner to buy a larger SATA drive and a firewire enclosure to clone my hard drive. I then want to replace the 160 with the ___GB HD that I will buy. Any suggestions or pitfalls you can think I need to avoid? Can you do this with a USB2.0 enclosure (I have one sitting around the house) or do I need firewire? I plan to buy 7200 rpm - do I need better? Can I get away with less? Thanks W J
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    Upgrading my hard drive

    I guess what I am asking (USB versus Fire Wire) is: - I have a USB enclosure lying around the house. $39 is $39, and if I 'have' to get the Fire Wire, so be it, but if the USB will work just fine, then I'd prefer just having to buy one less peripheral
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    Upgrading my hard drive

    Purpose of my iMac is (in order of use) - podcasting (creation) - iDVD / iMovie (creating kids videos and such) - web browsing - e.mail - excel files - web based kids games (webkinz, club penguin) - for the girls. As for the USB issue ...... ... yes,I'm aware you cannot boot from the USB in the iMac G5, but can I use the enclosure to create the cloned bootable drive and then swap it in? W J
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    mpeg, avi --> imovie

    Long time ago, I converted some DV stuff of the kids to mpeg. Did this with a pc getting around to making them into movies / dvds, I have found that they are all incompatible. They run under my VLC client, but not under quicktime or imovie I also have a Casio digital camera that I have snapped a few avi clips which are also terribly incompatible anyway, I need a program that will take ALL these files and convert them to useable mpeg or even mov files that imovie will accept so that I can get these nine years of kids videotaped (is that word still legal) stuff onto DVD and archived. Thanks WJ
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    mpeg, avi --> imovie

    Okay, I am baffled. not only are my avi files not working (they never did) but all my mpg files are not being opened by quicktime. "File format not supported" These have always opened. Any help?
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    mpeg, avi --> imovie

    Thanks ... I'll let you know how it worked ....
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    iPhoto - auto launch

    how do I get iPhoto to stop auto launching each time I put in the SD card? Thanks
  16. Okay, I bought Microsoft Office 2004 Student and Teacher back in 2005 with my iMacG5. Installed it on that computer. Used one of the three coded on my mac mini I bought last month. Here is the problem: - If I log onto my account, the main admin account where I installed the program, all works fine. When my wife logs on and tries to read something in word or look at a .ppt file, or .xls file, it launches with the "Test Drive" software, and then informs me it is expired and then I have to buy the program. Now, If I right click (or control click) and then select the 11.0.0 version (my purchased version) it will load ... and if I do that for each document / file / ppt ... it will work. But let's say I want to just click on it and get it to work ... like everyone else ??? I have gone to "get info" , "open with" , "other", "add" ... and it will work once, and sometimes if I leave the "W" or "P" in the tray, but as soon as i (she) logs out, it's back to square one. Any suggestions? Thanks W Jones
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    bluetooth USB printer

    looking into buying a bluetooth USB printer adapter Anybody with success with any of the devices out there? Running an intel mac mini ... Thanks W J
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    Microsoft Office 2004 and bare-bones mac mini

    Can't find appdelete. When I try the uninstall, it groups Office 2004 with Test drive (suggesting I will delete them both). Now, I guess I can delete them both and then just re-install the Office again, but that seems to be more laborious than I would care to do. Any other hints. ???
  19. Anyone know if this: http://www.provantage.com/belkin-f5u119ve1~7BELV02C.htm will work with my mac mini? My kids have a special keyboard and mouse ... (okay, it's Winnie the Pooh) ... that they wanna keep with the mac mini. The package of a similar item at Best Buy says windows xp, but not mac. Will this (or similar) work? Thanks W J
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    Safari - Blocking URLs

    Anyone - Can you make a "blacklist" for Safari - let's say, to keep the kids (or anyone) from getting to a specific site? If not, what is available (beta or not) to perform this function. Thanks W Jones
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    ImageCapture Auto Launch

    Problem: inserting my usb memory stick auto launches this program Specifics Canoscan LiDE 35 IMac G5 (Power PC) HP Photosmart 8250. Description: So I bought the 8250 to print color pictures for my daughter's school projects. It (the printer) has a convenient USB port on the front, for direct transfer of photos onto the printer. The bonus here, is that the usb port is ALSO recognized by the iMac - so it must have a mini hub in it. The ports on the IMac are on the back, now I have this convenient one on the front, so I am using it. What happens is when I stick the memory stick in the USB port, it launches this ImageCapture program - which I would assume is bundled into the installed drivers that I had on the CD-ROM that came with the printer. How do I stop the ImageCapture program from auto running each time I insert the key? Thanks W Jones
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    ImageCapture Auto Launch

    If I connect it to any other port, I get a white icon - nothing more. I'm stumped W J
  23. For years I have been searching on the internet (mostly ebay) for those ads for "50 iTunes downloads for $29.95", etc, and have been doing quite well. Granted, you have to enter each code when for a song credit, but since I only download a few songs a week, it's not a problem. HOWEVER, recently, I have noticed that of the services that "sell" these codes, none of them have an expiration date AFTER Dec 1, 2006 ... which leads me to question: Is this little plan being PHASED OUT by apple? Just wondering. Thanks WJ
  24. Just logged on to the iTunes Music store. I'm here in Dallas. Everything came up Japanese, purchase cost in Yen, and everything. Anyone know whassup? W Jones
  25. I have a 3G 40GB iPod I used to have a 1GB shuffle shuffle died Want to get a Nano question: the shuffle syncs independently (as a folder) with iTunes my wife's mini syncs as an iPod I want to know if the Nano will sync as a folder, or as an iPod? Why? I like the convenience of the shuffle being independent of all my music lists, so that iTunes only sees one ipod. The shuffle just becomes another folder. Otherwise, I will just get another shuffle. Thanks W Jones