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OS X FAQ collection: suggestions for topics and procedures
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Aug 30, 2007, 08:50 AM
 
seanc has suggested an OS X FAQ thread. Similar ideas have been making rounds among the staff,

So I would like to collect ideas on possible topics and how this FAQ should be published: should we make one thread or several, one for each topic? What kind of topics would you like to see? Would you like to see `approved' threads (i. e. mods can promote certain articles to FAQ articles by moving it to a `read-only' FAQ forum)? Any other ideas? We could also make the FAQ forum open for all sorts of software issues, e. g. Windows networking FAQ, backup FAQ or data recovery FAQ. The more specific, the better!

I'm looking forward to your input, guys!
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Aug 30, 2007, 10:02 AM
 
Q) Do I need to defragment Mac OS X?
A) Defragging is not usually required oN HFS+ Volumes. Diskwarrior can rebuild directory structures - this is a good way to prevent possible errors on your file system. Check out MacOSXHints review of Diskwarrior here
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Aug 30, 2007, 10:06 AM
 
Q) What are the key shortcuts to hold at boot?
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Eject CD on boot Hold Mouse button down immediately after powering on
OS X Safe boot Press Shift during startup
Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode Press T during startup
Startup from a CD Press C during startup
Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (CD, etc.) Press Cmd-Opt-Shift-Delete during startup
Choose Startup disk before booting Press Option during startup
Start up in Verbose mode Press Cmd-V during startup
Start up in Single-User mode (command line) Press Cmd-S during startup
Force Powerbook screen reset Press R during startup
Force OS X startup Press X during startup
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Aug 30, 2007, 01:23 PM
 
I think having the thread read only would be sensible, otherwise it gets clogged up with users asking similar or other questions.

Most topics have been addressed at one point, so they just need to be found, clarified and put into the new thread.

Perhaps we could make a subforum out of this and put all FAQs like backup, networking as suggested by OreoCookie in there.
     
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Aug 30, 2007, 06:16 PM
 
mine were just some quick ideas I had whilst I was on my blackberry in a meeting
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