system preferences

I‘m using an external display with a MacBook Pro. I do not want to use the external monitor as a mirrored display. I need to move the dock and the menu bar to external monitor. How do I setup the external monitor as main display?

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Problem is that every time I click something I get annoying sound from computer speaker. So I tried to disable or set new sound theme by visiting System > Preferences > Sound. The Sound Theme tab is greyed out. Sound itself is not working and I can only get annoying sound. How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux gnome desktop system?

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I need to prevent others using my desktop or laptop while I’m away from it. How do I lock my Laptop (Macbook or Macbook pro) / desktop using Mac OS X operating systems without using 3rd party applications?

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I‘d like to set my Macbook as a router for my other desktop computer. How do I set NAT and port forwarding under MAC OS X? How do I forward ports using OS X for BitTorrent clients?

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Q. I’m using Gnome under Ubuntu Linux and my numeric keypad is disabled. Pressing numlock key does not work any more. I’m not able to use numbers or special symbols from numeric keypad. Reboot does not help or using different keyboard does not help. However, numlock only works if I switch to text console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1. Now, I’m dam sure this is related to X.org or Gnome. How do I fix this problem?

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Q. How do I render font smoothly in Ubuntu Linux / Gnome desktop systems? How do I get look a likes of the Microsoft / Mac OS X smooth fonts for Firefox and other applications?

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Q. I’m using Ubuntu Linux and I’d like to create or modify keyboard shortcuts in Gnome desktop system? How do I do it? A. You need to use GConf-Editor or gnome keyboard shortcut tool. GConf-Editor is a tool used for editing the GConf configuration database. It might be useful when the proper configuration utility for […]

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