The OFFICIAL Mac User Support Thread

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Hey All,
guitarsingerguy asked a couple of Mac related support questions in Malice's virus thread, and I didn't want to clutter up that thread with Mac talk, so I thought I'd start a thread just for the Mac users on the Hype! to ask questions, get answers, and share tips and tricks. There are quite a few of us on here, so this thread is probably way overdue. So, without further ado, here's the first question:

guitarsingerguy said:
Alright, you asked for it. :p Dumb new MAC user question #1 - My ibook shuts itself off after a period of time with no use. Where can I change or extend this time period? I've found where the sleep function is, but nothing to do with the laptop turning itself off. Also, do you know anywhere that I can find a REALLY extensive list of Apple key shortcut commands? That's all for now. Thanks.

When your iBook shuts itself off, are you sure it's not going into Safe Sleep? That's really what it sounds like it's doing. Which OS are you running, and what model of iBook do you have?

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jag
 
I've got a question!:)
How would one go about finding their MAC address for a PowerBook?:)
 
Scarlet spidey said:
I've got a question!:)
How would one go about finding their MAC address for a PowerBook?:)

It's in the System Preferences under Network. Click the configuration that lists your Ethernet card settings, and then on the far right of all the tabs (TCP/IP; PPPoE; AppleTalk; Proxies; Ethernet) is the Ethernet tab. Click on that and you'll see your Ethernet ID. That is your MAC address (physical hardware address of your ethernet card).

:)

jag
 
jaguarr said:
When your iBook shuts itself off, are you sure it's not going into Safe Sleep? That's really what it sounds like it's doing. Which OS are you running, and what model of iBook do you have?

Actually, yes, that is what it was doing. I guess it would have helped to read the manual before asking the question huh? :p
 
jaguarr said:
It's in the System Preferences under Network. Click the configuration that lists your Ethernet card settings, and then on the far right of all the tabs (TCP/IP; PPPoE; AppleTalk; Proxies; Ethernet) is the Ethernet tab. Click on that and you'll see your Ethernet ID. That is your MAC address (physical hardware address of your ethernet card).

:)

jag
Sweet! Thanks, Jag:D
 
guitarsingerguy said:
Actually, yes, that is what it was doing. I guess it would have helped to read the manual before asking the question huh? :p

RTFM, dude! :D Glad we got you squared away. Sounds like your 'book is behaving normally.

Scarlet_spidey said:
Sweet! Thanks, Jag:D

No prob, dude. You can also find your airport card's MAC address (if you have an airport card, anyway) in similar fashion, except that it will be listed in the FIRST tab of the Network dialogue for your airport configuration, which is the one labeled "Airport". Have fun!

jag
 
There have been a few Mac questions that have popped up in other threads, so I thought I'd bump this thing to remind people it's here for them. :)

jag
 
I've got a question.. not so much tech support more more along the lines of the new Intel iMac.. Do you think that I should get one of those, Jag? I've been thinking of getting one for a while, mostly because I feel that the Intel chips will bring more games to the platform, I know that there's a version of World of Warcraft that is optimised for the new chip..
What do you think, sirs?
 
Scarlet spidey said:
I've got a question.. not so much tech support more more along the lines of the new Intel iMac.. Do you think that I should get one of those, Jag? I've been thinking of getting one for a while, mostly because I feel that the Intel chips will bring more games to the platform, I know that there's a version of World of Warcraft that is optimised for the new chip..
What do you think, sirs?

I have the same suspicion that more games will get ported over to the Mac platform than there already are being ported (which really is quite a few, actually). However, I'd sit tight for a couple months and see what the software landscape is going to do on the platform if gaming is one of your driving factors in getting a new system. Of course, I prefer a console like PS2 or Xbox3 for my gaming and my Mac for real work and multimedia creation, so I don't pay much attention to games on the Mac to be honest. The added bonus of holding off for a couple months is that any bugs that might exist in the new first-generation MacIntel systems should get shaken out in the meantime. :)

jag
 
Seems prudent to bump this with more folks buying Mac systems around here, lately.

jag
 
Minds as well ask this now. There any "hack" for the Macbook, that can enable middle-click? I know there's several ways of single/double clicking, so I was wondering if anyone figured out how to map a third mouse button to one of these.

Before anyone asks, I do use it quite frequently during web browsing. It's main function is to open links in new tabs..
 
E-Mack said:
Minds as well ask this now. There any "hack" for the Macbook, that can enable middle-click? I know there's several ways of single/double clicking, so I was wondering if anyone figured out how to map a third mouse button to one of these.

Before anyone asks, I do use it quite frequently during web browsing. It's main function is to open links in new tabs..

What, like on a scroll-wheel mouse? Mac OS X recognizes a scroll-wheel mouse automatically. And most third-party mice have OS X drivers for them that will let you program the buttons any way you'd like.

jag
 
Nope, just using the trackpad itself. That's why I said "hack" cause as far as I know, there's no way to that yet.

Thought about buying a mouse, but it doesn't really fit my portable uses.
 
E-Mack said:
Nope, just using the trackpad itself. That's why I said "hack" cause as far as I know, there's no way to that yet.

Thought about buying a mouse, but it doesn't really fit my portable uses.

There are some third-party hacks out there. Depends on the model of Mac and which OS you're running, though.

jag
 
Oh really? Mind pointing me in the right direction? I just bought this Macbook so it'd be great if there was already a hack out there...
 
E-Mack said:
Oh really? Mind pointing me in the right direction? I just bought this Macbook so it'd be great if there was already a hack out there...

Give Sidetrack a try.

jag
 
Um... I need help Burning Quicktime to DVD...
I really need to know how to do this,
if it helps; im on a MacBook Pro.
I have a dvd burner... and dvds...

Thats about all i have... :O

PLEAASE HELP ME... !!!!!! :(
 
Joe Kerr said:
Um... I need help Burning Quicktime to DVD...
I really need to know how to do this,
if it helps; im on a MacBook Pro.
I have a dvd burner... and dvds...

Thats about all i have... :O

PLEAASE HELP ME... !!!!!! :(

I'm not sure I follow you. You want to burn the actual Quicktime program to a DVD?

jag
 
jaguarr said:
I'm not sure I follow you. You want to burn the actual Quicktime program to a DVD?

jag
oh no... :O

just a quicktime movie... :up:
 
Joe Kerr said:
oh no... :O

just a quicktime movie... :up:

Ahhh, that helps. What format is the movie in? I'm assuming you're wanting to play it on a standard DVD player?

jag
 
jaguarr said:
Ahhh, that helps. What format is the movie in? I'm assuming you're wanting to play it on a standard DVD player?

jag
um... im not sure what format.. I really know VERY little about computers...

Its an AVI, I THINK..


Yeah, standard i guess...
I really usually just watch movies on my xbox 360 but what ever it will play on is good...

:up:

thanks,
 
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