How do I set my power-saving preferences on my Mac?

Your Macintosh came with software called ‘Energy Saver’ that allows you to set options for dimming your screen, spinning down your hard drive, and putting your computer in a state known as ‘sleep’ or ‘standby.’ (In this state, your Mac will use up much less power.) These options are useful to conserve power, and so […]

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Do you support Macs as well as the Dells?

Our student support for the Dells is higher than our support for the Macs, as our tech desk students are more familiar with Windows. But we do support the Macs and we can do warranty work on the Macs, although we may need to send the machine to Apple rather than overnighting Dell parts to […]

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How do I create PDF files on Mac OS X?

Open up the document you’d like to convert into a PDF. From the File menu, choose Print… On the Print dialog box, click Save as PDF… or PDF and then Save as PDF… In the Save to File dialog box, navigate to the place you’d like to save your PDF. Type in a name for […]

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Will the portable hard drive I borrowed work with my Mac/PC?

Equipment Services has hard drives that will work with both PCs and Macs. Just let us know what type of computer you will be using when you make your reservation and we will make sure the right equipment is reserved for you. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Equipment Desk at 570.577.7733 or equipdesk@bucknell.edu. […]

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How do I change the password I use to log onto my Macintosh?

It is advisable that you occasionally change your passwords. Changing your network logon password will not change the password you use to log onto your Macintosh. Changing your Macintosh logon password on a faculty or staff desktop computer will not change your network password. Changing Your OS X Password: From the Apple menu, select System […]

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What does Bucknell’s SPSS for Mac license include?

Bucknell’s SPSS for Mac license includes the following: PASW® Statistics Base 17.0.2,Mac,English PASW® Advanced Statistics 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages PASW® Categories 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages PASW® Custom Tables 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages PASW® Forecasting 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages PASW® Regression 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages PASW® Tables Original 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages PASW® Trends Original 17.0.2,All O/S,All Languages For additional information or […]

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How do I access my Linux space from a Macintosh?

Linux accounts are stored on a file server called unixspace.  To access these accounts from a Mac system: Single-click on your hard drive icon (usually in the upper right corner of your desktop) From the Go menu, select Connect to Server… In the Server Address: box, type smb://unixspace/linux-username.$ (where username is your actual Bucknell username) Click […]

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How do I securely ftp to Netspace on my Mac?

Cyberduck If you have a university owned computer that is on campus, install Cyberduck from Applications/Self Service. If you have a personally owned Macintosh or a university owned Mac that is off-campus, use these instructions. Download Cyberduck from https://update.cyberduck.io/Cyberduck-4.6.4.zip Double click the zip file. A Cyberduck icon will be placed on your desktop. Drag the icon […]

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What kind of cable do I need to project from a Mac?

Apple has a changing variety of cables to display from their various products.  The specific cable needed will depend on the type of product being used and where the image will be displayed. Apple products can output in VGA, DVI, S-Video, and composite formats. Classrooms at Bucknell currently support VGA, S-Video, HDMI, and composite formats. […]

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