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Can't download google chrome on my mac!

I'm on the page google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html There is a large blue button "Download Chrome" and below it "For Mac OS X 10.6 or later". I click on the button. Result: the whole screen ...
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iMac display RGB values

Why does the iMac display show non-zero values for blue and green pixels for a .png image whose blue and green color planes are zero? I used the digital color meter to show the non-zero values for ...
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Fonts on my iMac randomly become blurry (badly anti-aliased) until restart

I have a late-2009 iMac with Yosemite 10.10.2. Recently, I've noticed that some system fonts randomly become blurry, as though there's a problem with the anti-aliasing. This affects: The OS X Menu ...
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Computer Keeps Crashing After Replacing RAM

Recently I replaced my RAM in my Mid 2009 iMac. I replaced the current RAM with 2 x 4 Gb. sticks of RAM. However, now that I replaced the RAM, my computer has started to randomly crash often although ...
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IMac Early 2009 Restarting after RAM Upgrade

My IMac is from early 2009 and currently is running Maveriks OSX and has 2 gb. of RAM installed. I then purchased 2 x 4 GB. strips of RAM that were manufactured by PNY. Specifically, DDR3 RAM that is ...
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Added memory does nothing to performance

iMac, 27" screen. Came with 4 gig of memory. I never used all 4 gig until I started using IMovie. Bought 8 gig extra memory, now have total of 12 gig. Nothing speeded up at all. When monitoring ...
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Apps open outside displays on external monitors (Yosemite iMac 27" 3.4ghz i7)

I have two external monitors from my iMac, both are rotated in portrait mode. I assign apps to the outside displays via the dock so they open in a particular display. When I open an App that is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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“Bluetooth Not Available” error on iMac 2011

I got problem with my iMac 2011 edition, it suddenly doesn't recognize my bluetooth. Under system configuration, it doesn't display bluetooth setting. However, it does recognize magic mouse and ...
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Imac not start, wirless keyboard reset

I have a problem with an IMAC 27' 1: the osx was corupt so it wasn't boot anymore. 2: i changed the batery from the keyboard so, i canot use the keyboard for startup key combination to reinstal the ...
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Problems with Internet connection on my Mac - Gmail, calendar and Skype work but some websites will not open

I am using OS X Yosemite version 10.10 on my iMac. For about a week now, I've had problems with my Internet connection. I am connected via ethernet. I can use Gmail, Skype and Google Calendar without ...
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SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?

I am unable to activate SMS Relay (aka Text Message Forwarding) between my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 and (a) my iMac running Yosemite and (b) my iPad Air running iOS 8.1. Neither the iMac nor the iPad ...
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Upgrade mid 2011 27" iMac: replace Superdrive with SSD and create Fusion drive?

Are there any caveats when removing the Superdrive from a mid 2011 27" iMac and replacing it with an SSD? Which SSD should I buy? Is there maybe an installation kit somebody has already installed ...
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Why does my iMac not boot sometimes?

My iMac started to have a problem when booting. It begins to boot where you hear the optical drive and Mac sound goes off, but then it gets stuck on a black screen where it's not responsive. After 10 ...
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Memory upgrade for 27" iMac, mid 2011

I recently upgraded the memory in my 27" iMac, mid 2011. took out the two, 2 gig in the top slots & put in two 8 gig units. For some reason I wasn't thinking about putting the 2 gig units in the ...
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Can new iMac output video to current generation Thunderbolt display as secondary monitor?

I have a 27" iMac hooked up to 27" Thunderbolt display, providing me with a standard dual monitor configuration. Both the iMac and the secondary monitor were purchased on the same day in early 2012. ...
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HTTPS sites won't work on Chrome, others don't work at all on Yosemite

All HTTPS websites (such as Google) are showing this message This webpage is not available, `Error code: ERR_TIMED_OUT` I'm using Chrome 38.0.2125.104 on a mid-2011 iMac with OS X Yosemite. No ...
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iMac won't restart after upgrade to Yosemite

Just made the upgrade to Yosemite but now my iMac wont restart or shut down. Whenever I try to do any of these it stays on a black screen with a mouse pointer, and I have to turn it off and back on ...
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Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
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No Response to iMac keyboard or trackpad (wired or usb)

Problem: mid2011 iMac Mavericks was operating perfectly. Logged off, powered down. Next morning, powered up; system boots normally to login screen. No response to keyboard or trackpad...trackpad ...
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Why does my iMac freezes up intermittently?

My iMac freezes up intermittently. The cursor can be moved but nothing responds. I just have to shut it down and restart. It's been doing this before and since my hard drive failed and was replaced. ...
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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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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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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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How to merge two Mac partitions?

Recently I ran Boot Camp Assistant to install a copy of Windows 7. The "Partitioning Disk" process froze and I force quit it - I know, bad idea - and although I was left with a functioning Mac, I ...
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All apps unresponsive in iMac

All Apps on my iMac are completely unresponsive. The only one working is Safari. I tried to repair the volume, repair disk permission, PRAM reset, clearing all caches, running periodic scripts. The ...
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Connect Win7 notebook display to iMac

I'm looking for a solution to extend my Windows 7 based notebook display to my iMac. The notebook provides the following connectors: 1x VGA 1x Displayport 1x Expresscard/34 I have already tried to ...
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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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RAID 0 On 21.5" iMac Late-2012

I am about to get my fusion drive upgraded to a 256gb SSD on my Late-2012 21.5" iMac that I got from work (don't worry I have a company upgrading it, and yes they know its a Late-2012 iMac). When ...
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How can I use an external hard drive as a secondary internal hard drive on OS X

So I have a 2011 iMac that has a 500 GB. Hard drive inside. I could not buy a new computer but I bought a 2 TB. external hard drive that I connected using firewire, since it is almost as fast as ...
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Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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iMac with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep

My mid 2012 iMac 27" with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep. Its screen is light up in the morning and I'm still logged in. Energy settings: pmset shows: Last login: Wed Jan 22 23:08:58 on ttys000 ...
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How do I stop my Excel spreadsheets from opening when starting my IMac and also the first time I open Excel?

When I first turn on my IMac each day, it opens all of my Excel spreadsheets, including ones that were not used previously. (Using Microsoft Office Mac 2011) When it gets to one that is passworded, ...
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apple imac 2008 BootCamp

i have a 2011 imac downstairs in my house and i created a usb windows 7 install on that and when i plug it in it notices it as an install disk however when i plug it into my imac 2008 and click insall ...
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Can you delete documents from the library on Mac without serious consequences for your computer?

When I checked my Mac's harddrive I noticed that it was almost completely filled with files in the category 'other'. I used mac cleaning software to see what files were taking up a lot of space and ...
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iMac 2009 works slow

iMac (model 2009, purchased in late 2012) sometimes becomes extremely slow. I've opened the "System monitor" and discovered that there is a huge lack of RAM. But as you can see there is no app ...
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Two computers to one new one using time machine

I want to transfer both my computers info to the new one. I did it, but it came out in two different places. Can I merger the two?
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iMac screen won't turn back on after a sleep session in Windows 8.1

I do a lot of hardware programming, and some of the chips I write applications for don't have IDEs and/or compilers that are compatible with anything other than windows, so I do use Windows quite ...
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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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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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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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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 ...