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Disable second monitor

The problem I have a 2008 iMac running OS X 10.7 with its mini-DVI output port connected to an second monitor via a DVI-D adapter. It's nice having a second monitor, but it's sometimes superfluous ...
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Finder crashes - Maverick problems

After upgrading to the Maverick version, I started having many issues that I never had before. First of all, it is very common my iMac to open in a different user (even there is no other users ...
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iMac's Built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 7

I have an iMac on which i have installed Windows 7 32-bit. I have used Bootcamp version 4.0.4033. I have done it with the Apple tech support person. My built-in microphone doesn't work in Windows. I ...
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iMac fans stopped, what must I do?

Just a minute ago my iMac's fan stopped spinning (sound like it broke). I heared no noise coming out of it anymore and I quickly checked iStat which reported a fan rotation speed of 0 rpm (usually ...
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MS Office no longer working

After removing duplicate files, Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac will no longer start. I know the file "mbupgx.dylib" needs to be reinstated, which I tried, following the path of the error message ...
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iMac wireless speed drops precipitously after extended time away

I had a correct connection to the Internet: But as of a few days ago, whenever I come back to my computer after a while and jiggle the mouse to turn off the screensaver, my internet speed plummets: ...
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What unit does the activity monitor use in the energy tab?

The activity monitor of OS X show in the energy tab the energy impact. What unit does this value use? Is it Watts? If so, 327 seems a bit high for my taste. I am running this on the low end 21" late ...
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Using 2010 21" iMac as second display

I have a 15" Macbook Pro, late 2010, and a 21" iMac, late 2009. Can I link the iMac and use it with the Macbook Pro as a second display? A friend may give me his desktop to use as a display. Believe ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet connection via ethernet

My iMac connects to the internet (and my local network) via WiFi. Is it possible for me to connect another device via ethernet cable to my iMac to access the internet from that device?
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Dock randomly switches between screens. Any way to stop?

I have a iMac running OS 10.9.3 that has 2 monitors connected to it. Randomly, thourhgout the day the dock will flip either to the left or right screen. Its pretty annoying. Does anyone know what is ...
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just got new imac with fresh Mavericks install, old data still remaining, how to find and delete?

I just bought a 24' used iMac. The previous owner reinstalled Mavericks and sent it to me. I looked at the disk usage info and it appears as if all the old data, movies, music, and everything else, ...
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2011 27'' iMac kernel panic

My iMac has been giving Kernel Panic recently. its 2011 27in iMAC, and i added 8G RAM about one and half month ago. Around 2 weeks later, the error started and i upgraded the firmware. now im ...
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How to share internet connection via thunderbolt?

I have a recent iMac and will buy a new MacBook Air. And I'm finding fastest way to connect internet to the Air. Wi-Fi is still too slow and USB-Ethernet converter offers only 100-Mbit speed. But both ...
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iMac slow and unresponsive after Mavericks

There have been a few questions and answers about memory usage, whether one should pay attention to the Activity Monitor, that Memory Pressure is more indicative of a system being maxed out on RAM, ...
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Target Display Mode: how to automate and persist on closing laptop

I have connected my MacBook (Early 2013, OS X 10.9.4) with my iMac (Late 2012, 27 inch, OS X 10.9.4) via a ThunderBolt cable in order to use the iMac screen with my MacBook. I have two related ...
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Why does my iMac take so long to go to sleep?

Note: I have seen this question as well as this question, I don't believe that either pertain to this situation. When I press the sleep button on my iMac it consistently takes 30-31 seconds to go ...
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On a mid-2011 iMac, how do I use Bluetooth on Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 over a Boot Camp installation of Windows 7 on my mid-2011 iMac. By and large it's worked perfectly, UX issues notwithstanding, apart from the rather critical part of a complete ...
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Turning off ambient light control?

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac. I have realized that the screen brightness adjusts depending on the ambient light. When the sun hides behind the clouds, and the room gets darker, the brightness decreases. ...
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MacBook Pro resolution when controlled from iMac

When I hook my MacBook Pro up to my iMac with a Thunderbolt cable and basically use my iMac screen as a remote monitor, I'm able to use the full 2560 x 1440 resolution of my iMac. However, I really ...
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Remote login error: “DISPLAY is not set”

How to set up X's to be able login on your iMac remotely and run graphical applications? When I login I get this: servername:~ loginname$ xterm xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: xterm: DISPLAY ...
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NetRestore image fails to install, no reason given

I've got a Mac Mini running the latest version of OS X Server, and two iMacs. Both iMacs are the same model (Mid 2007 20-inch, 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo). On one of the Macs I have installed 10.9.4 and ...
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iMac HDD fan running full speed. What is wrong?

My iMac (27" Mid-2010) and the HDD fan is spinning full speed with a measured HDD temperature of 50 °C. I have removed the dust and dirt from inside and it is pretty clean. Nevertheless even when at ...
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Boot off of USB drive problem - new iMac

how can i boot off of usb disk to install snow leopard onto new iMac that has mavericks installed
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Can I use an external monitor with my late 2009 21.5 inch iMac?

Basically, I'm wondering with the proper cables if can hook up an additional monitor to my late 2009 21.5" iMac. I know the 27" iMacs are able to be hooked up to external monitors, I'm just worried I ...
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iMac 27 (Late 2013) with two Thunderbolt displays

The iMac 27" late 2013 (Haswell processor) has 2 IO Thunderbolt ports. Is it possible to run two 2560x1440 displays at full resolution (Thunderbolt or via Dual DVI adapter) on the side of it's main ...
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2008 MacBook Air connected to a 2011 iMac from DVI to Thunderbolt?

I have an original 13" MacBook Air from early 2008 with a micro-DVI interface and a 2011 27" iMac that I would like to use as a monitor for the MacBook Air. A cable that converts the micro-DVI to a ...
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Automatically adjust brightness on second monitor

I am using a Late 2013 21.5" iMac with a 22" Samsung TV as a second monitor. My iMac automatically changes its brightness throughout the day. Is there any way I can get my Samsung TV to automatically ...
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Why do I have to reset NVRAM so much?

It seems like every time I have to do a restart on my 2013 iMac the keyboard stops working. A dialog pops up saying no Bluetooth keyboard was found, but this is a wired USB keyboard. In order to fix ...
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Notifications stopped working for Messages (Mavericks)

I'm using a 27" iMac with Mavericks. About 2 weeks ago, Messages stop creating notifications whenever I received a message from someone. I used to get a notification in the upper right corner of the ...
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Connecting a Samsung Phone via Bluetooth to iMac?

I have OSX 10.9.2 on iMac 21.5 Mid 2011 I've been scouring the forums for pairing bluetooth devices but I can't find any of the options mentioned. If I go to Preferences -> Bluetooth, there isn't an ...
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External display randomly acquires and loses signal under Mavericks 10.9.4

I am trying to use a Planar PXL2790MW external display with my iMac 11,3 (2.93 GHz 27inch) connected by a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The display works intermittently: at random times, it ...
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iMac login screen a mess. Logging in crashes the machine. Able to go into safe mode

IMac 27" late 2009, replaced DVD drive with 256Gb SSD, replaced original failed drive with a 2Tb drive. Lived happily ever after for 3 years. So this is started a few days ago. All of a sudden ...
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How do i clean inside of my iMac?

I want to clean the inside of my iMac. The mac : iMac Mid-2007 How do i clean the dust from inside or clean inside of it. Basically im saying how do I open the mac?
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Install OS X in VirtualBox on iMac?

Is it possible to install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on an iMac (i3) running OS X 10.6.8? I have the 10.6 install CD, DMG, and ISO, but can't get any of them to boot from VirtualBox.
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iMac 21.5″ Wi-Fi Issues

My iMac constantly dropping its internet connection in the last couple of days. I'm connected to a 2.4GHZ Airport Express. Not a router issue, because my iPhone and iPad works just fine, no ...
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Why Can't I Make a Macally G-S350SUAB2 Boot Family's iMac?

I can't seem to be able to get the Macally G-S350SUAB2 enclosure that my dad loaned me for development use to boot a copy of OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks which I installed using my dad's early- or late-2011 ...
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Can this RAM work with iMac 2010?

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Information-Ddr3-So-dimm-jm1333ksn-2g/dp/B007I5CMGK It said it is a 2gb Ddr3 1333 So-dimm, is iMac support all Ddr3 1333 So-dimm?
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iPhone 5s - apps, contacts, calendar, and … don't synch from iMac

Relevant harware and software: 27" iMac (earliest version) OS X 10.9.4 (latest version) iPhone 5s (brand new) iOS 7.1.2 (latest version) iTunes 11.3 (54) (latest version) Note: I have no back ...
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Parental Controls Always Allow does not work for Avid Media Composer

I've enabled Parental Controls on a new Nov 2012 iMac being used in a school for public access (OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications this account can use. Everything works ...
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Wipe Data, Not Software

My iMac has slowed waaaaaay down to the point where even just running a browser feels like running a marathon or locks up my machine completely. I'd like to do a fresh install of OSX, but I've lost ...
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how do I set my HD to be case-sensitive

I am running on OSX Maverick. I just realized that my machine is case insensitive. How do I reset my HD to be case-sensitive?
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Resetting PRAM without a(n) (Apple) keyboard?

A while back I had an issue with my (2013) iMac not recognizing the keyboard after it was unplugged and re-plugged in. I had to actually power down the iMac and power it back up before it would ...
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Dead IMac screen

The screen on my 2012 IMac stopped working, and does not respond to the usual quick fixes. How can I display the IMac and its menus on another computer to explore other diagnostics? On a Mac Pro?
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades ...
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How to fix an unusable iMac G4 monitor plagued by static?

I'm working on a friend's old G4 iMac trying to get his only computer running so he can do his college assignments at home. The machine has static on the screen during operation. I reset NVRAM and ...
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Setting up a private network with macs

I want to run 12 imacs through a network. And also have wifi available for people to use their own devices. At the moment I have the modem connected to the VPN box, then the vpn box connected to the ...
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iMac hard disk partially erased - now stuck

My iMac, about four years old, started playing up badly - went from being very slow to not doing anything (grey screen at start up). I tried resetting PRam without success, and then started up in safe ...
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No method to install OS X system on to Mid 2011 imac 27"

Mid 2011 imac 27", which had a new hard drive installed afew months back. Since having a bad crash, the system had corrupt but seem get stuck in boot cycle on startup. I ran fsck on the hard drive but ...
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How to make the iMac go to sleep after certain amount of time?

My MacBook Pro has settings for putting the Mac to sleep after a certain amount of idle time. My iMac does not have that setting. See the screenshot (sorry, it's in German). I want to make sure that ...
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Can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac

How can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac without losing it from the Macbook?