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What is the best way to transfer a large number of files between an iMac and a Macbook Pro?

I am currently using a desktop iMac, and I recently purchased the 15" Macbook Pro with retina display. What is the best way to transfer all my files to the new laptop? I was going to use airdrop, but ...
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Dictionary + Thesaurus items duplicated

How can I remove the duplicated menu items? They show duplicated in the Dashboard Dictionary widget as well, so I guess they get manifested from some general setting. I am new to Mac, thank you.
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Game freezing every 10 seconds

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a legit question here, but I don't know where else to ask. I have installed the Call of Duty 2 MAC version on my iMac. My system capabilities (RAM, processor, video) ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard

Can I upgrade on my MAC from Snow Leopard to Maverick or do I have to upgrade to Mountain Lion/Lion first? Also, which OS has less problems Mountain Lion or Maverick?
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iMac can not see wifi home connection but it finds others

I have an iMac whose wifi connection has always worked very well. Now that I moved in a shared house with a shared wifi internet, the iMac is not able to see our own wifi network, but it is able to ...
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iMac not recognising any keyboard

I have an Apple wired keyboard and a wireless Microsoft keyboard. I have been working with the Apple keyboard for a couple of months. Today I started my iMac and it didn't recognise the keyboard, I ...
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SSD upgrade for 2013 21" iMac?

I have got an iMac (EMC 2638) here, with 1TB hard drive. I have read that there is a PCIe SSD slot on those iMacs as well, originally for the fusion drive. Is it possible to upgrade my iMac with such ...
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In Apple's diversity video, what is the moving iMac?

Possibly off topic, but I couldn't find a more relevant place to ask. At 0:19 in Apple's diversity video, there is what appears to be an iMac driving itself around a warehouse in the background of ...
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Cannot use AirDrop on my Mac running Yosemite

I am trying to use AirDrop to copy some files to my iPad Air 2 but have some problems. In my AirDrop folder, it never asked me whether I want to share it with Contact or Everyone. I have my ipad ...
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Disable “helpful” iMac message icon when text with my iPhone

So, now that I have my new iMac 5K, I'm pleased that it can text like my iPhone. My Windows PC of course cannot. BUT I do NOT want anyone sitting at my iMac to read my text messages, or even know to ...
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Yosemite keeps restarting or going into grey screen

I have an iMac from 2011 and I have installed Yosemite as soon as it was released, without any issues before this one. Here is what happened: it has suddenly shut itself off, after turning it on, it ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2010 RAM Upgrade

I have an iMac 27", Mid 2010 (11,3 model). Can it take 8GB RAM modules? Apple's website http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4255 says "The maximum amount of RAM you can install in your computer is 16 GB ...
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iMac late 2009 freezes

Getting once/month freezes on the iMac. Running OS 10.10.1 12gigs RAM. Per a previous question/post here is the print out from Console. Freeze happened right around 4:40pm: 1/7/15 4:35:52.865 PM ...
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preview crashing with yosemite and mavericks

I updated from 10.6.8 to yosemite and since then preview crashes every time I open an image. I rolled back to 10.6.8 and installed mavericks and got the same problem. Can anyone figure this out? ...
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Extending 2007 iMac display to HD projector?

I have a 2007 iMac and an Epson 730HD projector. I want to dedicate this iMac to playing media on the projector but I'm having problems with extending my display. I'm using a Mini-DVI to HDMI ...
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Upgrading 16 GB to a 4 GB iMac i5 2011 doesn't work with all modules loaded [SOLVED]

I don't know if it is only my issue. I have a 2011 iMac i5 with 2x2GB RAM modules. Recently I bought 2x8GB RAM modules. If I add the 2x8GB to the default 4GB RAM, the computer doesn't start. I hear ...
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How to locate “other” files on an Imac [duplicate]

When I look at my available disk space on my imac it says ive used 700 gigs for "other" files. How do i find these files and delete them?
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How can I erase my Macintosh HD?

I have already booted up my pc pressing Cmd+R and tried to erase the Macintosh HD partition, but I still can't do it
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Play/Pause/Prev/Fwd buttons not working

What I have: OS X 10.10.2 on iMac mid-2011 + original wireless keyboard. Suddenly, buttons for controlling iTunes (they are located on F7, F8 and F9 buttons) stopped working. Meanwhile, other buttons ...
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SSD In iMac G4 not recognized

I recently bought an SSD and an IDE to SATA adapter. I've installed these into my iMac G4 (it's the 20" 1.25GHz model) neither the Leopard installer or Disk Utility will recognize it. The SSD is ...
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Yosemite on an Early 2008 iMac 20" with 4GB gives too many beachballs

Question Can you suggest a (series of) test(s) or monitoring that can show what is happening when the system fails, or some test that can show that the harddisk is borked or if some network issue is ...
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Screen-Audio sharing

i've successfully shared screens between my macbook pro and imac. I'm trying to play music on the imac from the macbook pro but the audio is coming from the macbook pro. Please! Is there a way of ...
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Restoring from Time Machine (Mavericks) from a Snow Leopard install disk

My primary hard drive died recently and I had to replace it. I'm using an Early 2009 24" iMac with 4 GB of RAM. The original drive was a 1TB and I replaced it with a 2 TB disk. I have several Time ...
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Yosemite OSX iMac reboot progress bar stuck at 50%

My son went out of town and, upon returning, turned on his iMac. It rebooted and went into the progress bar typically showing during updates. It goes to the 50% mark, fairly quickly but then stayed ...
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Need to know how to set up WiFi for FireHD 7 on hardwired iMAC desktop

Got a Fire HD 7 for christmas present. My iMac desktop & printer is wired via ethernet into a Motorola SURFboard eXtreme Wireless Cable Modem & Gigabit Router (3 products in 1 device) My ...
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Late 2006 IMAC, no OS loaded, how to boot to reinstall

I was given a late 2006 IMAC with the hard drives erased and no OS loaded. the IMAC boots to flashing folder. I purchased a MAC OS Tiger Install DVD but it is not bootable. I also have a MAC OS ...
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Help with resizing hard drive after failed Boot Camp

The other day I tried to install Windows 8.1 on my iMac (Mid-2011, 21.5 inch) running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. The process froze halfway through, resulting in me losing 100 GB (which was suppose to be ...
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Using an iMac as a secondary monitor

I have an early 2009 iMac (The last one that was 24 inches) and a Macbook Pro from work. Occasionally I work from home and would like to use my iMac as a second monitor with the Macbook. Is this ...
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Strange networking issue: good software/hardware troubleshooting tools?

I'm posting this question with the hope of getting some guidance from others because at this point I'm completely stumped. I'm trying to troubleshoot a mid 2011 iMac (11,2) running Mavericks that ...
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How do I prevent my photos from automatically syncing from my iPhone to my Mac?

I need help. so the photos from my iPhone 5S, when connected to the iMac, will automatically sync and the photos from my iPhone 5S can be seen on the iPhoto on iMac. how do I stop this ? I don't want ...
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Yellow pattern all over application windows

I've been using my iMac (mid-2011, OS X Yosemite 10.10.1) without any problems since I purhaced it. However, today a distracting yellow square pattern started to appear. It only appears over ...
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using iMac (2014) as Display for pc source [duplicate]

I have got iMac (2014 model), which I want to use as external display for my windows laptop. Is is possible? if yes, how? I have got a male-to-male mini-display to hdmi connector. But when I connect ...
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How to fix Retina iMac "A graphics problem has been detected”?

I'm having a problem with my Retina iMac regularly generating a "A graphics problem has been detected" error. The iMac has the AMD Radeon R9 M295X option. At the end of the day I walk away from it ...
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How to fix iMac keyboard delay?

I just opened my new iMac, and the bluetooth keyboard is terrible. When I press a key, it can take up to 3 - 5 seconds to respond, and sometimes, the keyboard acts as if I've been holding the key ...
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Compatibility of iMac G3 hard drives, to try to recover data

I have an old iMac 400MHz slot-loading G3 model #M5521 that won't power up (think it's a dead power supply), and I'm trying to get the data off my hard drive. I also happen to have a 333MHz ...
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15“ MacBook Pro to 27” iMac monitor

Can I hook up my 15" macbook Pro thunderbolt to my 27" iMac thunderbolt, and operate the MacBook pro in Windows 7 in order to have a large monitor to run AutoCad? Both computers are running OSX ...
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How can I use an old mac as an external display using software?

I want to use a "space" or "application" with another computer on the network. Just the UI not keyboard and mouse. The other goal is to add a pseudo screen, without getting an extra monitor. Can't ...
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Is it possible to permanently disable firefox fullscreen feature?

My iMac is an old model, the first one to have a Core2Duo chip and it only gets to Snow Leopard. Since Firefox 32, it always (or most of the time) starts in fullscreen and it's really annoying. Is ...
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Put iMac G3 in Target Disk mode

Is it possible to put the iMac G3 in Target Disk mode, such that one could copy or image the HDD? This particular G3 does not have a FireWire port, only two USB 1.1 ports. It's the tray loading ...
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Network Drive disconnect prompt on wake

I'm investigating bringing OS X onto our windows network at the moment, which, despite a few hiccups, has been going pretty well! (A lot better than some of my colleagues suggested it would!). I've ...
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VLC on windows 8.1 can't open files on iMac

I have an iMac running Mavericks. My music files (mp3) are stored on this machine. I also have a windows 8.1 laptop running VLC media player. I can access files on the iMac from the windows machine ...
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iMac retina 27" with Mac OS X Yosemite. Reduce space between lines in Pages

When using the Pages app, how can I reduce the space between lines of text to LESS than single spacing?
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Disassociate an Apple ID from a computer

There's a work computer (iMac) I'll soon stop using, which might be used by other people in the future. While I've mainly used a separate work-only Apple ID on the computer, I suspect I may have used ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite broke my iMac

I recently tried to update my iMac OS to Yosemite as most people had already done it a while ago. it downloaded the package when rebooted to install it. It was stuck with error message. It looks as ...
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Is there a way to connect a SAS to an iMac 2011?

I am searching for an accurate way to start using storage tape drives for backing up my data. The only people I know of using tape drives on Macs are Mac Pro users. I'm an iMac user (2011, 27") and ...
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Yosemite upgrade and corrupt external partitioned hard drive?

I upgraded to Yosemite and shortly afterward mybook hard drive 1.5tb fat formatted failed to work. All I was doing was playing itunes songs stored on the partitioned hard drive. I then tried to verify ...
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Connect 3 iMac 21" Screens together?

What's the best solution to connect 3 iMac screens together so they're all usable as one large screen. I currently have 2 iMac's connected together via a single thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable ...
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Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not avaiable how do i Fix it?

Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not available Check On My iMac Screenshort ... How Do i Fix it ?
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iMac 27inch + SSD and HD + Filevault + Yosemite

I have an iMac 2011, 27 inch model. It's got a 1TB hard drive, but I want to add a SSD drive then upgrade to Yosemite. I also require FileVault 2. How hard is it to add the SSD drive, then do a new ...
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Mail 7.3 with iMac running 10.9

I just upgraded from an iMac with 10.6 to a newer iMac with 10.9. When I use the Mail 7.3 program and go to print and email, it prints all previous emails from the same sender as well. I don't want ...