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    I've read of firewalls but no idea what stealth...

    I've read of firewalls but no idea what stealth mode is; probably time to haul out the textbooks. I guess I've always relied (probably too long) on the notion that Macs don't get viruses and all that...
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    Well, first off, thanks for all the suggestions...

    Well, first off, thanks for all the suggestions and especially the 'on point' responses.

    I didn't know that the start up button was to be pressed only once and briefly and then let go of. I will...
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    Well, when I know I'm done using my computer and...

    Well, when I know I'm done using my computer and I want to power down, I close all files I'm working on first, then close all the open applications, like Safari, Mail, iTunes, etc. Then I go to the...
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    Having trouble powering up my iMac

    Hi all,

    I have an iMac late 2009, running Sierra 10.12.6 and I've been having trouble starting it up after I power it down. I usually power down about twice a week on average.

    As you all know,...
  5. Ok, so I'm now sitting at my friend's MacBook...

    Ok, so I'm now sitting at my friend's MacBook Pro. We erased the gmail.com account in the email preferences with the idea of re-installing it. We then went online to the gmail account online and...
  6. What's the difference between IMAP and POP? Is...

    What's the difference between IMAP and POP? Is one better (newer) than the other? I take it they are not compatible.

    Yes, I know the older emails still are on the gmail site online but I was just...
  7. gmail problem with apple mail program

    Hi All,
    I'm posting today for my girlfriend who knows less about computers than I do, and I don't know much.

    Her problem is with the Apple Mail program and she's unable to retrieve her emails...
  8. Thread: Help! in Apple Desktops

    by Bob M.
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    Thanks, all, I found an old mouse I had stashed...

    Thanks, all,
    I found an old mouse I had stashed away and it worked so I turned bluetooth back on again and I'm fine and can now use my computer. I have a big workload today so your timely responses...
  9. Thread: Help! in Apple Desktops

    by Bob M.
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    Help!

    Hi all,
    I inadvertently turned off the Bluetooth on my iMac (using OS Sierra). I have the usual Mac wireless keyboard and trackpad and I've lost the ability to control or move the cursor. Is there...
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    Hi, Good suggestions, which I will do. Another...

    Hi,

    Good suggestions, which I will do. Another clue to my problem: I put in 2x brand new AA batteries into the keyboard and after about 2~3 days I'm getting a warning message the the batteries are...
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    Having trouble with my keyboard...

    Hi All,

    I have a iMac, late 2009, running Sierra, 10.12.6. Lately I've experienced some problems with my keyboard: 1) When I try to do a upper case O, the shift key on the left side of the...
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    Hi RadDave, Thanks for your reply. My...

    Hi RadDave,

    Thanks for your reply.
    My computer has the same options available to me as yours when I click Users & Groups. However, it seems like mine is set up slightly differently.
    Yours says...
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    New User password...

    Hi All,
    I would like to pick a new user password but don't know how (without screwing up my computer's master password and my administrator password).

    So, here's the background. Recently I got an...
  14. Ok, let me try to be clearer. I have a Hotmail...

    Ok, let me try to be clearer. I have a Hotmail email account that I use (among other email accounts that I have as well). I usually use Safari as my internet browser but occasionally I use Firefox...
  15. hotmail/outlook quit displaying my email...

    Hi All,

    Today, Hotmail/Outlook quit displaying my emails. I can use my address book just fine but cannot use inbox, sent, trash, etc. Also, all the folders where I store older emails from friends,...
  16. Hi all, and thanks for all the really varied...

    Hi all, and thanks for all the really varied suggestions to my problem.

    I tried 'Sound Check' but it wasn't good/useful for my particular problem.

    DianeVan suggested something promising (She...
  17. Thanks everyone for all your help and...

    Thanks everyone for all your help and suggestions.

    I was able to create an alias in the dock for my downloads folder (very helpful) and the other problem I was having, about viewing the sidebar...
  18. Yes, I was able to go to the Finder preferences...

    Yes, I was able to go to the Finder preferences and to the sidebar. The downloads is already checked. As this is a new computer to me and has alot of new stuff that my old MacBook didn't have, where...
  19. I just upgraded computers - lost downloads folder

    Hi,
    Recently, I just got a iMac from a friend (not new but better than what I had) and I'm running macOS Sierra (10.12.6). My old machine was a MacBook.

    I'm having trouble locating where...
  20. Thanks for all of your replies. I fooled with...

    Thanks for all of your replies.
    I fooled with Sound Check a little bit but I couldn't get it to do what I wanted. I did come across the graphic EQ (within the iTunes program) and by manipulating the...
  21. Thanks everyone for the wide variety of...

    Thanks everyone for the wide variety of suggestions made here. And especially to dc2bluelight for the great explanation between normalization and SoundCheck/Replay Gain.

    Although I've worked in...
  22. How can I boost the volume of a song before adding it to my iTunes library?

    Hi,

    I asked a friend to make me a copy of an old vinyl record album from the 60s so I can add it to my iTunes library.
    He borrowed some equipment to do this and about half the tracks on the...
  23. Well, I did buy a SanDisk USB Flash Drive 16GB at...

    Well, I did buy a SanDisk USB Flash Drive 16GB at a very economical price. I'm not a power user and it'll be all I'll ever need. I don't ever use Windows type machines, only Macs - my iMac and my...
  24. Thanks for the helpful comments. How do I go...

    Thanks for the helpful comments.

    How do I go about formatting the Flash Drive? Is there a program I should use? or something in a pull-down menu that does the formatting?

    It seems the 3.0 flash...
  25. Flash Drive and USB ports...

    Hi all,

    I want to buy a flash drive (or memory stick, if you prefer) to use with my late 2009 iMac which I just acquired. I have a couple of these flash drives already but they are from the time...
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