Windows users must use a unique program to
Windows users must use a unique program to
Certain models of MacBook Pros do not support audio through Mini DisplayPort to HDMI.
If your display screen is dusty or you need to clean it, use only water or a mild glass cleaner that contains no alcohol or ammonia. Most office supply stores sell cleaning kits specifically designed for this purpose.
Wireless Access at M
MCAD Google Mail provides more than enough storage to save thousands of messages and attachments. Visit Gmail's article regarding storage space and how to effectively manage it:
The keychain is a utility for keeping track of passwords and other sensitive data in OS X, allowing you to use one master password to store other information in a secure format.
1. Plug in a Firewire or USB drive to your MacBook Pro. It is strongly suggested that the drive be properly formatted using the "Mac OS Extended" file format.
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You can connect to your Studio server on campus or off if connecting with your Macbook Pro or any OS X workstation.
1. Open Finder and click Go -> Connect to Server.
All of the pieces needed to join the secured MCAD wireless network are already included in Andriod OS 4.x and above, all that is necessary is to configure it properly.
Before moving messages off the server, you_ll want to decide how you_re going to organize them: will you put everything in one big folder, or create multiple folders for better organization? For this example, we will be creating a single folder.
These instructions are recommended for first-time IMAP users only (such as those currently using Webmail). If you are currently using a local email client program like Entourage or Outlook Express and wish to safely transfer your existing folders a
If running Thunderbird for the first time, you will be asked if you would like to import any information.
“Don’t import anything” should be already chosen for you, verify that is is selected
and click “Continue” and you will begin at step “3” from the list below.
Some game consoles provide network connectivity by way of Ethernet (wired) adapter or wireless adapter.
Your class may make use of a class server for handouts and turning in assignments. Your instructor will notify you if your class uses one. You will log in to any class servers with your MCAD Login credentials.
Please note that in order for these steps to be successful, the mobile device being used will require that Apple firmware version 3.0 or greater be installed.
If this requirement is not met, these steps will not work.
A: All students have a web account. This account is created automatically and hosted within your Studio server in the "public_html" folder.
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Windows-based PCs can access the MCAD wired network by plugging into any active ethernet port on campus using a standard ethernet cable. There are no special configuration requirements.
Through MCADs partnership with Adobe Systems we are able to provide the full complement of Adobe Creative Cloud software to virtually all of our users.
In some cases, you might need to rebuild a mailbox to update the list of messages in the mailbox. For example, if email messages appear to be missing or garbled, or if you can't find all relevant messages by searching.
To rebuild a selected mailbox, choose Mailbox > Rebuild.
If you are attempting to print a Photoshop document to a Service Bureau printer from a lab computer, and experience an error message stating that it can not print as the "disc is not available", please follow these steps:
As its owner, you are responsible for the well-being of your MacBook, including preventing against loss and theft.
A special scanning station in the Library has been set up for just this purpose. The station can be found in the Library in the cubicles next to the movie wall. It's clearly labeled and includes instructions on the cubical wall walking you through the scanning process.
There are several ways to transfer files between a lab machine and a Student MacBook Pro.
MCAD students taking part in the Student Laptop Initiative receive a one year of Apple Care protection plan.
Degree-seeking students who are currently enrolled in at least one course for credit are entitled to an mcad.edu email address. Continuing Studies students do not receive mcad.edu email addresses at this time.
All new undergraduate students must purchase a custom-configured, fully supported Apple Macintosh laptop that will be used in MCAD's classrooms.
Mac OS X
The MCAD Help Desk currently supports Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks and Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion.
When launching formZ, you may notice a message saying "This software expired on 09/01/11. Please contact the vendor to renew your software." Computer Support is aware of this issue and maintains an updated license file to get you up and running again.
phpMyAdmin is a web based relational database management software.
The use of MySQL is generally outside the scope of MCAD projects. If a class or project requires the use of a MySQL database, you will likely be instructed on how to use phpMyAdmin.
At this time MCAD Computer Support advises that you act cautiously when considering an upgrade to OS X 10.11
There are a zillion useful applications which could help you during your career at MCAD. Computer Support can't simply support them all, so we've picked some of the best and preinstalled them on the laptop you purchased from us.
AWStats is a free, open source web statistics analyzer. It gives you indications of:
- When people are accessing your site.
- The amount of traffic your site receives over adjustable periods of time.
- What countries visitors are from.
The lab build resets fonts after every user session (the time from when you log in to when you log off). When you log off of a lab computer, it resets any fonts you may have loaded to Font Book during that session.
MCAD's email is hosted on Google Apps for Education servers. Below are the settings needed to connect a 3rd-party client to your MCAD mail:
Your MCAD username defaults to the email address entered by the student when they completed the online FERPA form, required to create your user account for the purpose of accessing their onl
Your Studio server is a place to save your files remotely and build and maintain an MCAD-hosted website. Students, faculty, and staff receive 15GB of personal network storage space. The space allocations above are enforced with a quota.
On our lab computers you will notice a Temp_Storage drive on the desktop.
Some hardware problems are beyond Computer Support's scope and may require taking the computer to an authorized Apple repair center. The following locations are Apple repair centers authorized to handle in-warranty service and provide further technical support.
Students participating in the MCAD Laptop Initiative know that their access to many applications is "keyed." This means without access to our key server, MCAD's group-licensed applications will not open.
When you put your MacBook Pro to sleep it begins writing the contents of whatever is on the RAM at that time to the hard drive. It does this to allow the computer to safely wake up after the event of the battery being removed or going dead unexpectedly while in sleep mode.