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Unhide the user library folder in OS 10.7

In Terminal: chflags nohidden ~/Library

Mackbook Pro won't turn on

On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time. Press the power button to turn on the computer. (

SMB being real slow

Browsing our SMB shares (located on a Windows 2008 server) from our new macs (OS X 10.6) was real slow.  Here is a fix I found and is working for us. Need to sudo and make this file: /etc/nsmb.conf [default] notify_off=yes   Update: Additionally, on a copy of Mavericks I had to run the "sudo …

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Search problems in Lion (OS X 10.7)

Search isn't working right on our network shares with OSX 10.7 (Lion).  We're not the only one that have problems with it (   The best answer I found was to use EasyFind to search instead of built in search.  You can find it here:

OSX Lion Re-Install

I needed to wipe and re-install a mac mini that originally came with OSX Lion (10.7).  I noticed when I got it they no longer include the OS CD/DVD to re-install from which is fine – I'm ready to be done with optical media.  So, I looked online and it says you can download it from the …

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OS X 10.6 on a new 10.7 imac

I got a new imac that came with 10.7 on it.  We have an older system that requires a client that runs in powerpc mode so I needed to downgrade to 10.6.  Easy right?  Just put in the 10.6 retail DVD and boot to it and install – right?  NOPE –  Nothing is ever easy. …

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Can't push "Apply to enclosed items" button

If  the "Apply to enclosed items" button is grayed out on a mac (OSX) it is probably an ACL problem. To fix it – turn off ACLs on the troubled drive. sudo fsaclctl -p /Volumes/volumename -d

imac restarting

The other day I had an aluminum imac that was restarting(rebooting) itself out of the blue.  After a while it got so bad it couldn't even start up any longer.  It would start to boot and then restart and start to boot again.  So here's some Apple magic that fixed it. Reset PRAM and NVRAM: …

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Mac: Doesn't play well with others. Doesn't Share. *UPDATED

Vista cannot authenticate when trying to attach to a file share (SMB) on our old 10.2 Mac Xserve. Fixing the problem involves weakening the security of Vista file sharing, but we're all friends here behind the firewall, right? I stole these instructions from z3r010 on 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white …

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Shiny iMac screen is annoying!

I was editing an ad today that was mostly black with a gradient grey. I couldn't see ad! All I could see was my face reflected in the monitor. This is a problem with the new iMacs. I found a website that sells matte stickers for your iMac: Photodon. I didn't order one, because it's …

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