A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box

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Why are three newly-downloaded, up-to-date, unrelated applications not starting: “not supported on this type of Mac” *not a PowerPC problem*

Today, I downloaded the latest stable versions of three largely unrelated programs: Pixen, Tiled, and Gideros Studio (free Gideros pack). All three of these programs have crossed out icons, and return ...
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Mysterious unidentified error message

I keep getting this error on my Mac (see attached screenshot). It happened yesterday and now today again. The dialog is not associated with any application (at least, when I select it, it does not ...
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Mac Pro (G87271J9UPZ) Not Updating To El Capitan

I recently purchased an old Mac Pro, Model G87271J9UPZ, from eBay to use it as an advanced CPU performance computer apposed to my 2012 MacBook Air that can't endure much. So far it is working, I have ...
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Can't open my mac after installing windows using bootcamp

My macbook pro isn't working well after I installed windows 8.1 using bootcamp. It displays the blue screen, and get an error. Now there is only Windows option in startup, and it says that your PC ...
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The disk “Vol” couldn’t be ejected because “Terminal” is using it

I have connected an External hard disk to Mac and just issued command df -h in terminal. When I tried to eject drive it shows the error. After closing terminal, I could eject it. But is that really ...
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Iphone 5 error, what can i do?

Last night my phone just turned off even though it had 53% charge. it would only turn back on if I plugged the charger in, and after being on for 40 seconds or so the phone turns off again, the screen ...
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find supress permission errors

Running find command on root folder : find / -type d -wholename "prog" -print Keep seeing errors like find: ./Users/auser/Library/Preferences: Permission denied How can I supress these? If no ...
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Apple infinite load. I/O error and even a new HD

My mac mini from the 2011 refused to boot. Apple logo and loading image forever.. I tried cmd+s: Went through all the steps from the applejack, tried fsck -fy, all semmed pok, Tried cmd+v: It ...
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Statistics on MacBook Air failures?

Are there any statistics available about failure rates for MacBook Air by time? For example, what are the chances of failing within 1, 3, 6, 12 months, etc.
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How to fix weird screen issues on Macbook Pro after appr. half an hour of activity?

Recently my couple year old MacBook Pro has been acting up strangely. I generally use it for watching videos. After about half an hour or so of activity, the screen starts to look like this: ...
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Installing Octave with Brew in Lion

my first question on AskDifferent! (let me know if I'm doing it wrong.) Anyway, I'm trying to install octave using brew and am getting the following error but unsure how to proceed:  ~/ brew ...
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Problem downloading large app using iPad 2

I tried to download a 500MB app using my iPad 2 connected to WiFi and got an error stating that the app could not be downloaded. Someone told me that its because the file is too large to be ...
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Error when running security in Terminal

I'm trying to export the keychains in Terminal. This is the code I used security> export -k SystemCACertificates.keychain -t all -f openssl -o goodone.txt And this is the error I got security: ...
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Why is “popular near me” feature in my app store blank?

I recently brought new iPhone. I'm not sure why the popular near me feature in app store is blank out..I have enable the location service for it and from the screen shot attached you can also see ...
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Consistent 'Quit Unexpectedly' with iFunBox

This is really bugging me at the moment. I'm trying to find a way to SSH into my iPhone via USB without no Wi-Fi for my journey to college since it's an hour bus ride and in that time I'll code and ...
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CLI Solution - Stripping File Attributes - LSOpenURLsWithRole()

I am getting this error when trying to execute an unsigned application that was downloaded via the native web-browser; Safari.app. LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810.. There used to be a ...
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Decipher diskutil error code

Checking catalog hierarchy The volume could not be verified completely Volume repair complete Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required Error: -69845: File system verify or repair ...
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How to force Safari to warn before leaving a page when a form is filled in but not submitted

I used to see Safari (8, currently) warn about filled-in forms before navigating off a page. I just lost a large writing twice due to accidental swipe on the trackpad/clicking, and had no warning, ...
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How to re-span a cron-like launchd script in case of script error?

I have a cron-like launchd script (StartCalendarInterval) that does a backup of some website data once per day: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD ...
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Log keeps displaying the same error message at a rate of ~5 per second

For some reason, I keep getting this message 5 times on the console every second (approximately): mdworker[56948]: (Warning) Import: Bad path: What does this mean? What are the symptoms of this? ...
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2010 13“ MBP restarts self ”due to problem" after RAM upgrade & software update

My 13" 2010 MBP worked well up until I upgraded from 4GB memory to 8GB memory. At this time, I also upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8.5 (I believe these are the correct versions, not completely sure). ...
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iphone 5c could not be synced an unknown error occured (-4)

Every time I try to synced music from my laptop to iPhone I get this message; I tried to reinstall Itunes I updated the iphone software, nothing works!! I can't transfer any music on my Iphone from my ...
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Terminal stuck at error won't accept any commands.

I was trying to install CLI package from github but I messed up during the process and ended up getting this error. It is persistent and won't go away. Terminal wont accept any commands like mkdir, ...
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Macbook Pro 15 progression bar halts then circle spins

We have a Macbook Pro 15 Last 2011. The computer starts to boot, it shows the progression bar, then it disappears and the circle just spins. I have tried safe mode and it just spins. I just ran ...
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Sound effects for commands completing in inactive tabs/windows

I think my life would be that much better if a subtle sound effect was played when a task completed in a terminal window/tab that's not the current one. It'd be even better if an exit code 0 sounded ...
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How do i get past this certificate error?

On Google Chrome, i want to go to a website, which is blurred out for privacy reasons, but whenever i click proceed anyway, it tells me on and on the same message, can someone help me out or something ...
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diskutil eraseDisk results in Error: 12: POSIX reports: Cannot allocate memory

I'm trying to format my usb drive that is partitioned with FAT32 by the following command in Terminal: $ diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ UntitledUFS disk1 However, I get this output: Started erase on ...
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mac doesnt boot after single user mode

I had brought an external hard disk to use as a time machine. There was a problem while trying to partition, so i booted into single user mode and ran the ffsck command. This returned an error, and ...
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Error while installing Homebrew on Lion

I started installing Homebrew on my Mac Lion v10.7.4 but got the following error. ==> Downloading and Installing Homebrew... Failed during: Error: /usr/bin/xcode-select returned unexpected error. ...
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Safari: “JavaScript error detected! Error: TypeError: 'null' is not an object”

Whenever I connect to a WiFi at Starbucks, I'm prompted with this warning: After clicking OK everything is fine and I can login as usual. What's causing this error? How do I troubleshoot?
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Error installing Wine on 10.6.8

I was installing Wine on 10.6.8 and got this error: Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command failed (see log for details) Error: Failed to install expat Log ...
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iPhone Accessory warning - without any accessory

I am getting following error. Previously I connected iPhone headphone/handsfree. It was working fine. Now, I disconnected my headphone/handsfree & my iPhone started giving warning as follows. I ...
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AppStore stopped working

Today I wanted to download a free application from the AppStore. First it wanted me to review my account settings, I accepted the license, then filled out the empty fields and it asked for my payment ...
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Refreshed MacBook + BootCamp unable to boot restored Windows 7 partition

I recently had my MacBook's HDD crap out on me. The OS X partition, in particular, quit working, but my Windows 7 partition was still in decent enough shape for me to grab an image. I got a ...
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Error 'The application “Messages” can’t be opened.' after clicking on notification.

Messages is open and working, but not the active application. I get a text, the top right hand notification comes in. I want to go to the Messages app so I click the notification and get this error. ...
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Consistent Console error message: invalid signature for com.cisco.kext.acsock

I have Console open on my Mac (latest OS X El Capitan) and this error keeps reappearing a few times every second. 4/19/16 1:15:18.021 AM com.apple.kextd[47]: ERROR: invalid signature for ...
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In Applescript, how do I get a line number or stack trace on error?

I'm writing some fairly complex Applescripts, but when something goes wrong - Apple event timed out - or similar, I can't tell precisely where it failed. At the moment, I'm wrapping all handlers with ...
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AirDrop shardingd error

Trying to debug AirDrop issues on the mac with an iPad mini 4th gen (both up-to-date). Basically on the Mac I can see the iPad (most of the time) and I can transfer files, however I can never see the ...
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Failed bootcamp partition, now can't remove it

Tried to set up Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro 15" (Mid 2014). Running El Capitan 10.11.3. Windows refused to install (GPT partition only problem?). I followed steps elsewhere to remove and reformat the ...
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Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
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Folder “Desktop” can't be found

This is the error message I am receiving as I try to attach something from my desktop to an email. “Desktop” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found. What should I do?
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How to fix Final Cut Pro X's “Modified File” message

Final Cut Pro (FCP) X 10.2.3 today gave me the most unhelpful warning message in my timeline: "Modified File" - thanks Final Cut Pro! What can I do to fix this problem? I've tried relinking the ...
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iTunes error 8268

I keep getting this error. "There was a problem with -filename-. An unknown error occurred (8268)" The problem is that I cannot locate any of those filenames in the iTunes folder, the iTunes ...
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Error after installing El Captian software update

I've recently installed OS X 10.11.4 Update and restarted my computer. Now, I no longer can turn on my Mac without an error. The error doesn't show; rather, at the startup screen with the Apple ...
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What is the origin of dubious popup “UPDATING_LOCKED_TITLE”?

I was working on a Mac running Yosemite (10.10.4) with the following applications running: XQuartz (with around 10 windows), App Store (running the last update: OS X Update 10.10.5, iTunes 12.3.3, ...
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How to get those errors out from my Console?

my mac is generating those errors at every 5 seconds. Running latest stable version of EL Capitan. Any idea? Any help would be useful. 15/03/16 09:24:50,065 xpcproxy[12275]: LaunchServices: ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panic report

My MacBook just restarted automatically. After the restart I got this error report: Anonymous UUID: 19FD699B-743D-2134-13B8-F9C25C3897D7 Sun Mar 6 13:26:32 2016 *** Panic Report *** ...
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Weird Wifi Issue - websites don't work if address entered into browser, but can be accessed otherwise

I have a really peculiar issue that I've been having at my parents' home wi-fi. At my house, all websites work without issue. However, on only my computer, if I type in google.com, I get "No data ...
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Downloaded apps does not start, failed with error -10810

I try to install SQLDeveloper.app that I downloaded from Oracle, but every time it gives me that error LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file ...
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Some .apps only open via sudo /Applications/*.app/Content/MacOS/*

I have a few that after install will refuse to open - no error. The first time they may appear in the Dock for a second or two; then disappear. It may or may not be a coincidence - but both have ...