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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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Change Terminal Theme for Developing

I just got an iMac and wanted to change the default terminal to, what i believe, is a theme. I saw it a while ago and i'm not finding it. Screenshot below. You can find a video from Yeoman using ...
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What are the recovery options from an encrypted Time Machine?

Luckily, this hasn't happened yet, but I would like to make sure that I have a recovery option after my iMac would be stolen or lost in fire, etc. I have an iMac 27-inch, Late 2009, running OS X ...
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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iMac OS X 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep, Why?

OS 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep. It seems to be related to when my iPad Apple Bluetooth keyboard is (accidentally) connected to the iMac while using the Apple wired ...
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How to connect Canon MP780 on iMac 10.9 Mavericks?

I can not find the driver for running my Canon MP780 Printer on Mavericks.
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Projector Mirroring Toggle

In Mountain Lion, I was able to toggle in and off the mirroring for my projector display. In Mavericks, I don't see how to do that. Where can I easily turn on and off mirroring?
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Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.
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iMac 27'' mid-2011 stuck on startup (grey screen)

Okay, so I'm having the dreaded grey screen on my iMac - precisely : i'm having it doing a normal startup i'm having it trying to boot from recovery partition i'm having it trying to boot for ...
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Finder windows keeps turning off and on [duplicate]

All of a sudden my Finder windows keeps disappearing and reappearing every 30 seconds or so. I restarted the computer, and emptied the trash can as some Google search suggested, but none of them ...
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iMac crashes after upgrade to OS X Mavericks

We have an iMac and after upgrading to OS X Mavericks. We have been been experiencing random shutdowns - below is the error report. I would be really grateful if someone could point me in the right ...
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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...
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iTunes purchases not syncing from iPhone to iMac

I bought an album on iPhone which then synced seamlessly with iPad & macbook, but will not sync to iMac. i have allowed for automatic downloads & tried to transfer purchases - nothing happens. ...
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27' iMac fan really loud when secondary displays is attached

I'm not very savvy with the internal components of computers and am wondering if someone could help me. Today I noticed my fan behaving quite strange, it got really really loud. I had a secondary ...
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Compatible SSD for an iMac 7,1 mid-2007?

I thought of getting my iMac upgraded with an SSD. The problem is that the iMac's HDD interface is SATA-II, and I've read that not every SATA-III SSD works in the iMac, although as far as I know the ...
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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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What are the OS X Mavericks hardware system requirements?

I have a fairly old (I am not sure when it was bought) iMac 5,1 running OS X 10.6.8, but I just saw the free upgrade to Mavericks. It looks tempting, but I'd rather first know if my computer can ...
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Diagnosing what's wrong with “vintage” iMac

I have a "vintage" iMac with the following spec: I've been told by an official Apple store that they won't touch it and neither will any Apple resellers so it's left me with two options: Buy a ...
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Transfer data from one iMac to another

I have an iMac that sounds as though the hard drive is about to fail. It has the following spec: I then have a newer iMac with the following spec: Is there a way I can transfer all the data from ...
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How much more RAM can I add to my Mid 2007 24" iMac? [duplicate]

I have a "vintage" iMac with the spec below: This is going to sound like a real beginners question but can I up the RAM anymore? At the time, I upped it to as far as I could but could I put say 2 ...
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Late 2012 Imac 27'' constant beach ball loading and slow downs

I just bought myself an iMac 27'' late 2012 model. I am constantly getting beach balls and the computer slows to a crawl taking anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to get back to regular speeds. ...
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Copying files from a failing drive

I have a 2008 iMac in which the drive is failing. SMART status seems ok although AHT reported 4hdd/11/40000000 SATA (0,0) which is the code for disk failure AFAIK. Normal boot fails, Firewire target ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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RAM - Can this configuration support dual channel?

I'd like to upgrade my 27" late 2013 iMac. The current 8GB is a bit too little for me, and upgrading all the way to 32GB is a bit too expensive for me at the moment. For the time being, I'd like to ...
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App not installing from iMac app store

Ive just got a brand new iMac and have purchased a game (BioShock Infinite) from the app store. For some reason the download failed halfway through so I tried again from the Purchases page of the app ...
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Can I put my Windows HDD in a caddy for new iMac?

I was wondering if this is possible: I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I ...
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Syncing my iMac and Macbook Pro - All Data and Files [duplicate]

If I'm wanting to sync my iMac and my MacBook Pro so that I don't have to connect it every time or back it up through time machine what would be the best way? I want a true sync. So If I save ...
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Cloning iMac HDD to blank HDD to be used in MacBook Pro?

Can I clone from my iMac to a brand new hard drive to be used in a macbook pro? Basically I upgraded my Macbook Pro 250G HDD to a TB HDD and the TB took a dive and is being replaced under warranty. ...
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Microsoft 2011 for Mac

For school I have to create a Powerpoint presentation and I am experiencing a problem. My teacher asked me to use a Text Effect of Gradient Fill - Black, Outline - White, Outer Shadow and when I try ...
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Install modern Linux as only OS on 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac with no CD Drive, no Admin Password, no Mac Install Disk

I have been given a 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac. I would like to install some modern Linux as the only OS on it. I know there are several guides on the subject, but I have several limitations ...
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Shared library between Macbook Air, iMac, Airport Time Capsule

My Early 2008 iMac alu 24" HD drive has finally died and I'm in the process of replacing it. I've also recently got a 2013 Mac Air. The MacAir SSD drive is small so I want to share the iTunes/iPhoto ...
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Wake on LAN with iMac

Which iMac models support wake on LAN (ethernet)? I've enabled "Wake for Administrator Access" but I can't wake up the Mac from Off or Sleep states. I'm using my tried-and-true tomato firmware which ...
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iMessages split between different devices.

I have a bunch of Apple products. iPad, iMac, iPhone etc. And lately I've been noticing that some of my iMessages show up on one device and not the other. For example: when my parents text me, I ...
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iMac Startup I/O Error Despite Successful Disk Repair

My Early 2008 iMac with OSX 10.8.5 no longer boots beyond grey screen with spinning gear. Verbose mode shows a load of I/O errors. Disk Verify/Repair run via recovery partition completes successfully, ...
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What do I do when OS X freezes?

It happened to me twice recently. I was just using my iMac normally, like browsing the web, and it suddenly freezes. I can move the mouse, but I can't click on anything. Keyboard not functioning at ...
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iMac and HDMI display - not turning off properly

I'm using iMac on my work and when i said to my boss that i need 2nd display for work he ordered it and it arrived. Philips Gioco 27" But that display has only VGA and HDMI ports, no DVI. So we bought ...
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New iMac (mid 2013) storage options

I recently purchased a maxed out iMac: NVIDIAGeForceGTX780M 4GB GDDR5 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB (upgrading to 32GB myself) 256GB Flash Storage ...and I'm ...
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QuickTime Player Green Screen [duplicate]

I am trying to record a video with Quicktime Player but whenever I record it shows a green screen. When I try to watch the video when I record the screen: P.S I am using an iMac...
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OS 10.8.5 - Finder craziness in one user account on iMac

I have created three main user accounts on my new iMac. Two of them are running glitch-free, but the last one is acting up. Most noticeably, the Finder indicator in the dock turns on and off ...
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iMac monitor unexpectedly comes back on

I turn the monitor off (using control+shift+eject) while listening to music on my iMac 27". But recently it has starting coming back on almost right away, which I assume is from the vibration of the ...
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iMac Fan runs fast and hard

Is it common for an imac fan to kick into full swing when booting up and never idling down even after 10 minutes? It sounds like a vacuum. Would going in to the BIOS(no idea how to do that on a mac) ...
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My iMac boots but the screen doesn't work

My iMac boots(i can hear the jingle and the CD drive) but the screen doesn't work. Is the screen working and I closed the screen from software by some means. Model is iMac12,1 (MC309XX/A) if I ...
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imac pro inserting a document into another document

I am writing a manual and it has many graphics, in the past i wrote it as one document and was frustrated as i edited the graphics would have to be repositioned. So this time i had the bright idea to ...
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How can I install Office from disc on iMac without SuperDrive?

I bought a new iMac, however it has no SuperDrive. I was given a gift of Microsoft Office 2011 (3 uses) in disc, but I don't have the money for external drive right now. How can I install this ...
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Apple logo with red circle and line through it. (anti symbol)

Get apple with red circle and line through it on start up. (anti symbol)Cannot do anything else. Any clues what to do? Think it's a 2007 iMac.
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iMac on Bootcamp - Getting Windows 7 to recognize Audio-In jack

I have the latest Bootcamp drivers on a Windows 7 installation on my 27' iMac (the last one that came out - 2012?). The Audio-In jack is combined with the Audio-Out for the headphones. Works great on ...
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As a novice user how can I reinstall an old Mac?

I have used IBM PCs, and clones, professionally from 1981 until I retired in 1999. I have never owned/used a Mac. My neighbor gave me his older Mac (I think he bought it 5 years ago). I want to ...
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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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Home Sharing from Dell to iMac

How do you use home sharing from a Windows 7 Dell, to an iMac desktop? I can't seem to figure it out
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Multiple desktop backgrounds: 27" iMac/Mission Control: animation problem

I've just installed a 27" iMac running 10.8 with 16 GB RAM. I use 4 desktops at a time with different backgrounds in each. When changing between e.g. desktops 2 and 3, via CTRL-right-arrow, Mission ...