A few small things that need fixing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cashel, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. cashel macrumors member

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    I'm new to macs in general, so these problems I'm having are more than likely user error instead of software error. These are the things I need help with fixing though:

    1. I'd like to know how to change what program is used to open certain file types. I know I can do "open with" and choose from there, but if I click "always open with" it will open only that document with the program I specified. What I'd like to do is have VLC handle all video types and Pages handle all document types (right now MS Word is doing it and it's really annoying because I only have the trial version)

    2. I have a Canon IP4000 printer that works beautifully, however it doesn't have all of the features that it had when I use it in windows. The biggest feature I'm missing is the ability to use double-sided printing. There doesn't seem to be an option to enable this in OS X for this printer.

    3. Finally, I'm dual booting windows w/ the latest version of bootcamp. Whenever I boot from one OS to another, the time is always like 7 hours off in either OS, and I have to manually correct it. How can I fix this?
     
  2. CyberPrey macrumors regular

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    I would love to know this as well...
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    *sigh* Ok you dragged me out to help you.
    1. Get Info on file
    2. Open With:
    3. Select the program from drop down
    4. Change All...
    5. Repeat for other file types
    6. ??????
    7. PROFIT

    (Yes, I know there's a preference pane that does this. The name escapes me right now.)

    1. File
    2. Print
    3. Click on the bottom dropdown from the print menu.
    4. Layout
    5. Two-Sided

    In OS X
    1. System Preferences
    2. Date & Time...
    3. Check the "Set Date & Time automatically:" box

    In Windows (from memory)
    1. Control Panel
    2. Date & Time
    3. Internet Time
    4. Turn on internet time synchronization.

    If that fails.

    http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/
     
  4. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    Many people have this time issue with bootcamp. I believe it is because Windows tells the system clock to use the current time of your timezone whereas OSX uses standard UNIX time and offsets it by your timezone. I could be wrong. If I boot windows, come back to OSX and tell it to update time automatically, it doesn't. I have to reset it.
     

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