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Unhide application from switcher and menu bar

Recently one of apps is not showing in the Application Switcher, the Dock or even in the menu bar. The only way that I have found to get to it is via Mission Control or Launch Pad. And even when I do ...
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iTunes audio cuts out at random times when listening to music

This has been an ongoing problem for over a year now. When listening to music in iTunes, something is causing the audio to cut out for a second or two at seemingly random moments. I never stream ...
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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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Mac won't start up broken Hard drive

I have one new working Mac and one Mac with a hard drive that has S.M.A.R.T errors and it won't start up. I want to transfers my data from the broken Mac to the new Mac how do I do this?
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2007 iMac 24" beach ball at login

I just recently installed a Seagate 2 TB internal hard drive and installed Yosemite. If my WD external drive is connected via firewire during startup, the iMac boots and shows the users, but when I ...
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Can I connect a 3440x1440 display to my late 2013 27" iMac?

Currently I'm running an external 27" 2560x1440 apple cinema display from the thunderbolt port. I have a second thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if it's possible to also use a thunderbolt enabled ...
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iMac mid 2011 grey screen

On a site I have come along a pretty cheap 27" mid 2011 iMac. The seller says it's broken and when he press the power button it shows a white/grey screen and the "startup sound" plays. Is there any ...
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iMac: OS X Yosemite - Safari Hijacked by Yahoo

Today I installed a bittorrent client and it pulled a fast sneaky partnership thing with Yahoo! which swapped my search homepage and default engine to Yahoo. I'm extremely upset because I despise ...
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Why is Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt so unreliable for me?

I frequently want to display my MacBook Pro 15" Retina with my iMac Mid-2011, in Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. TDM often fails on first attempt and just shows a black screen on the ...
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iMac login screen only half displayed

When I booted up my iMac yesterday, I was confused to find my login field had seemingly moved upwards, so that only the bottom half was showing. The lower half of the screen was just black. Is this a ...
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xpcproxy using all my bandwidth

I have recently installed an SSD in my iMac and restored my backup using SuperDuper!. Since then, xpcproxy seems to randomly download stuff and uses all my bandwidth for minutes on end. What would be ...
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How to restore OS X after installing Windows in a single boot configuration

I want to restore OS X after installing Windows in a single boot configuration. So Windows is occupying the whole disk. Now I want to erase the hard disk and restore Mac OS X Mavericks. How do I do ...
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How can I modify Boot Camp Assistant so it can use bootable USB?

I own a 2011 21,5" iMac, and I need to install Windows to run some software that is Windows only. I have done this in the past by altering Bootcamp assistent so it can use bootable USB drives, which ...
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What's slowing down my Mac?

I have the following mac: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB It has a HDD, and I have 240GB out of 1TB free space. I'm on OS X El ...
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Mini Displayport to daisy chain external displays

I have a 2008-ish? iMac, not sure it's been a while, and am not looking to upgrade as it's treated me right. However its an iMac 8,1 not sure of the EMC #, I'm sure is irrelevant to the post, but what ...
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iMac won't open user accounts!

I have a newer (2009 I believe) iMac, running Yosemite. It powers on, the Apple logo and progress bar appear, as well as the mouse cursor, but then nothing happens, the screen just stays on and ...
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Particular websites blocked when using Internet Sharing

I have the following setup. I have a Macbook Pro with an external monitor plugged into it via HDMI. I then have another external monitor plugged into the Macbook Pro via a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. ...
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Is the hard disk of a late 2015 27" iMac 5k still replaceable?

I'm getting different information from the web vs. Gravis. I'd like to know if the HDD of a late 2015 iMac 27" model can still be replaced. According to Gravis it's soldered. My idea was to get a ...
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Booting iMac in Recovery partition takes forever

I'm trying to boot the recovery partition on my Mid 2010 iMac 27 to do a Time Machine recovery. OSX is installed correctly already and I can boot that quickly. However, when I try to boot the ...
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How to select an operating system to boot without a keyboard?

I'm in a pretty sticky situation right now... The USB keyboard that I've always used broke. I do have the wireless keyboard that came with my iMac. However, my iMac is dual-booted. When I turn it ...
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iMac Contacts app

Within Contacts I have an entry with my name, the previous company I worked with, job tile etc and details of the company website of the company I worked for before that. I have tried to change this ...
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Why does my iMac go to sleep while I am using it?

My iMac (2014) running OS X 10.11.3 goes to sleep every now and then several times a day while I am using it. I do not lose any work, but it is very annoying. I do not have any hot-corners for ...
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USB Stick works on iMac, but on MacBook Pro not

i have a strange problem. I formated an usb-Stick (64GB) on my iMac (Mac Journaled Filesystem). Not encrypted, no password. It works fine on several devices (e.g. Popcorn Multimediabox), ...
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iMac: Running Hot with iSight camera turned on?

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X El Cap. I noticed that it appeared to be running hotter than usual over the last few days. This sort of thing happens when I’m doing a lot of video work, ...
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Is it possible to automatically sync my iMac and MacBook Pro

I would like to keep all my files (i.e. pages/numbers/keynote) automatically synced between my iMac and MacBook Pro. Is this possible? I don't want to have to save something in the cloud each time, ...
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Hot iMac 50 degrees celsius!

So i have a late 2009 21,5 iMac and whatever i do it's sooo hot! Like right now just typing this or watching youtube it gets up to 50 degrees celsius... It does not get any hotter than that and i'm ...
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iMac late 2011 (Yosemite) rebooting several times

My iMac suddenly turned off, and when I tried to turn it back on, it started to reboot over and over while trying to boot the OS. Is there a known bug with Yosemite? It has been working perfectly for ...
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2 External monitors on 21,5 iMac Late 2009?

So I wonder if I can use 2 external monitors on my Late 2009 21,5 iMac? I currently use 1 external monitor and it works great but I now want to sell it and use 2 external monitors but there is only ...
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iMac El Captain issue with Mad Catz R.A.T7

Since El Captain has made the Mad Catz editor useless I have been using a combination of USB Overdrive and SteerMouse. However, the Mac now no longer even allows the mouse to connect. Every time I ...
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Re-download OS X iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Apple introduced Pages, Numbers, and Keynote as a Mac native platform for documents such as letters, spreadsheets, and presentations. These applications come pre-loaded with OS X, as they did with my ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Update-Continues to Recover/Refresh

I have a late 2015 4k iMac with a 1TB fusion drive and I have been trying to install windows 8.1 on it via bootcamp. My issue with this installation is either the install will not allow internet ...
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do i need to reinstall el capitan

I have recently acquired my first apple product an Imac el capitan. I let a security firm scam into my computer and even though nothing has changed I feel compromised. others have suggested I ...
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External GPU card for iMac

I have an iMac 27 (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2 GB) and this is not enough for some new games. So are there any external graphics card boxes, which are capable of operating on the internal ...
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Multi-colored lines only on screen when booting 17" iMac Core Duo 1.83Ghz

New to StackExchange/Ask Different. Been a lurker for a long time, this is my first question/discussion. I hope somebody might point me in the right direction. I was recently given a couple old ...
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Mounting the HDD part a DIY Hybrid Drive via USB

I have an iMac Late 2012 with what I thought was a 1TB Fusion Drive. Well, the other day I started getting read errors and after a little diagnostics, turns out the drive is failing. So, I bought ...
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Problem activating TargetDisplay Mode for Mac Mini (2014) connected to iMac 21'' (mid-2010)

I'm trying to use iMac 21''(mid-2010, Mavericks) as a display for newly purchased Mac Mini (late 2014) and I'm unable to activate TargetDisplay Mode. The devices are connected using MiniDisplay Cable ...
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Cannot pair Playstation 3 controller to iMac

firstly, apologies if this has been asked before, however I have read tons of online guides and had no luck solving this issue. I bought a Playstation 3 controller with the intention of using it to ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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Dual boot Mac/Win crashes in Windows

I have plenty of experience with dual boot, but never anything like this. State of the art iMac Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015, running El Capitan 10.11.3, dual booting to very recent Windows 10. ...
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Migration from PC to iMac not working

I have my first iMac and cannot get the migration from my PC to work. I have been told that it is difficult if I have already started using my computer. Can I just start from scratch from when I ...
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Maximum external monitors supported by A1418?

I have an A1418, Late 2012 version and I'm having trouble locking down an answer to how many external monitors it can support. Right now I have the iMac and two external monitors via the two ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Why does my iMac play all sound EXCEPT recorded?

I can play music, movies, iTunes, youtube, pandora - you name it - but if I use Quicktime or GarageBand or any other software to RECORD sound (or if I try to have a call via Skype or Google), I can't ...
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What do i need to upgrade a Mac?

I'm a PhD student and I work with a Mac which is not mine (I mean, it's property of the university). I'd like to upgrade the OS to the most recent version (compatibly with the hardware and other ...
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How do I get my iPhone backups open

I'm trying to extract my old iPhone's backups. I'm using the iPhone Backup Extractor, and it tells me the status of my backup is "complete and encrypted". I don't recall ever encrypting my backup so ...
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Wifi reconnects after turning off - iMac

I have recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. One strange behaviour after upgrading, whenever I turn off my My Wifi, at first it turns On again immediately and connects to my last network. I have to ...
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cpu is 100% used, yet no application shows significant usage

Since a few days my IMac started showing weird behaviour. In Activity Monitor it shows that my CPU is 100% used. Literally 0% idle, but there are no Applications using anywhere near this much ...
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Does one Thunderbolt port mean I can only add one additional screen?

My iMac (mid 2011) looks to have one Thunderbolt connection. Does this mean I can only add one additional screen?
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DIY Fusion drive with 3 drives

Is it possible to build a DIY Fusion drive using 3 drives - 2 HD's and 1 SSD? Will the Fusion machinery optimise on three levels i.e. SSD, then fast HD, then slow HD? I have a mid 2011 27" iMac, ...
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Boot Camp flash drive not showing on boot for late 2009 iMac

I already installed Windows 10, using the Boot Camp Assistant, on my MBPr (late 2013) without any problem. However, it is a "new" model, everything went fine. But, now I am trying on an iMac (late ...