Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with Mac OS X. You can also install Windows or Linux ...

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Notifications: From mac to iPhone

i want to send notifications from an app on my mac to my iPhone with push notifications. i saw Prowl but i want to try a free option.
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How can you cancel a mail send message failure when the menu is too large to fit on the screen?

Note: This is a problem I have never had before and I am not sure how to describe it in the title or here. Anyone may edit this to make it more clear. I use Apple Mail on the latest OS X. This time,...
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My Mac doesn't let me change file Icons

My Mac doesn't let me change a file icon no matter what I do. Instead of showing the picture (or icon) that I want it to use, it just says the type of file that it is, like PNG. It looks kind of as if ...
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Removing all unwanted dependencies after uninstalling a package

To give some context, I am currently installing Wine, and I see that it is installing a lot of dependencies. Wine has instructions on their website on how to uninstall Wine, but I don't think this ...
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How to create a new folder in a HD [duplicate]

I have an old HD with a lot of folders, created in Windows. Now that I have a Mac, I'd like to create new folders in this HD. In Finder, I can view and open the folders and files that was already ...
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“this item is temporarily unavailable” OSX Lion Reinstall

So I woke up today with all of my permissions gone today, my Mac Pro 1,1 with OSX Lion booted into a System Administrator mode. Here is a picture of what is happening So I decided to reinstall OSX by ...
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Mac Freelance minimizing window [on hold]

how to I make the Mac Freelance window smaller? I accidently clicked on the maximize button, and can't get it back to size
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Mac 10.11.5 Calendar app ics doesn't sync to exchange Office365

I have Mac 10.11.5 and using the Calendar app with Office365 set-up and synced to it. When I drop a .ics file on the calendar it won't push up to Office365. However, if I copy it (the same .ics event, ...
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Stop importing Duplicate photos

When I was trying to import a few photos into the Photos application, it notified me that one photo was a duplicate. Without thinking much, I foolishly ticked the box to ALWAYS allow Photos to import ...
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Pain with using multiple monitors

Today I got a new 13 inch mac book pro. I have a 30 inch asus monitor which I use as a secondary display. The resolution of the monitor is higher than the macbook pro. when I move the mouse from my ...
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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error with commands on the Mac terminal [closed]

I request your help because it is not working ctrl+ l, ctrl+ c and ctrl+ v my mac command to clean the terminal, I am using oh-my-fish
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Is there any way to have multiple System Preference configurations?

I need to connect to a Windows Server via MS Remote Desktop and would like to configure Keyboard and Display differently when connected but want to go back to standard settings when not working in ...
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How do I factory reset my MacBook Pro if the keyboard does not work?

I really need some help. Last week I unfortunately spilled orange juice on my MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011 Model. In ~4.5 years, that is the only adversary it has ever dealt with. The lower half of the ...
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How to upload (not sync) files to iCloud Drive without using any browser?

I'm having a hard time with iCloud Drive on Mac. The files I drop in iCloud Drive folder simply sync while I wanted to upload the file to cloud so that I can delete the local copies in my Mac to free ...
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Mac Numbers - How do I add up cells containing data (text) per column

In my Mac Numbers Spreadsheet, I have got a column containing a product title. I would like to add up the cells containing a title at the bottom on my spreadsheet. What formula do I use for that? ...
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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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How to change the font color in mac verbose mode?

How can i change the font color in the "verbose mode booting screen" in osx? Is there any terminal command?
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Mac osX boot camp issue

i tried installing windows 8.1 on my mac osX and while the boot camp process was on the disk partitioning was in process and my mac suddenly restarted with a bootcamp error. now there is no windows8.1 ...
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MacBook Pro startup problems

My MacBook Pro 8,1 Late 2011 was working fine till yesterday. Current issue, 1 - it takes approximately 20 mins to start which goes like this: Then this happens: Then it gets stuck on this, ...
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What is the purpose of /home on a Mac?

On Linux, (which I am used to), /home is the place where home folders live. On a Mac, home is some kind of crazy mutant: $ mount /dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, ...
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Are numpad numbers from an external numpad recognized as different keys?

I have extensively been using Photoshop and want to improve my workflow. I have a Wacom tablet, which works great, but now the numpad on the keyboard, which I use for a number of things, is far from ...
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What are the most commonly used data backup methods for Mac OS X Yosemite version? [duplicate]

Please tell me in detail about that. I need some reliable solution for my Mac OS X.
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How do I forkbomb a mac using python?

How do I forkbomb a mac using python? I know how to do it on windows but I want to know how to do it on a mac.
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How to set default fonts in Mac?

Yesterday, I just installed Open Sans fonts family because I need it for developing apps in Xcode and to create some design in design software. Today, I see that almost all the text that should be ...
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Windows 10 No Boot Device

I made a bootable Windows 10 flash drive using Bootcamp on my MacBook. When bootcamp is finished with everything it restarts my computer like normal. But when it restarts so I can install Windows, it ...
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No Sound in Windows 10 via Bootcamp [duplicate]

I recently installed Windows 10 using Bootcamp. When I try to turn up the audio nothing happens. I went into device manager and the High Definition Audio Controller has a triangle with an exclamation ...
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Securing Mac Server after Server Admin got fired

Recently our Network and Server Administrator got let go. We are a small organization and she was alone looking after Windows and Mac Servers. We have tried to secure the network by changing the ...
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Replaced SSD drive on MBPr shown as External

I replaced my internal MBPr SSD for an OCW Aura one. It works great, but it's recognised as "External" (despite being installed internally), which means it shows up on Finder/Desktop as an external ...
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Can I damage my machine if I restart it multiple times?

Today I had to restart my rMBP multiple times (2-3 times, one after another) due to a software update, can it damage my machine (logic board, ssd, ram memory) at all? (long/short term)?
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Filter by group with pfctl

I'm using this example on 10.10.5 but I can't get my packets filtered correctly using pfctl: dummynet out proto { tcp,udp } all group throttle pipe 1 Based on the man pfctl (see here): group &...
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How am I supposed to know if SMC reset has taken place?

I have a Macbook Air (mid - 2013) which means non - removable battery and currently it's running El Capitan OS X. I tried to do some SMC reset by pressing shift + control + option + Power button ...
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How to share Single Mac OS X Application for remote desktop

Scenario: I have a Mac mini which is always on always connected to internet. I want to share Single application (let's say XCode). By sharing means remotely use it via remote desktop on Windows. It ...
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Where is the sound file of Installer success stored?

I've tracked Installer.app to be located at /System/Library/CoreServices/ but I can't find the sound that plays after a successful installation. I've looked at the following paths: /System/Library/...
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Change physical sector size of a OSX volume to 4096 bytes

I've installed a 960GB SSD in Mac Pro 5.1. I copied the mechanical drive to the SDD with the disk-utility which can be called from a OS X installation-stick. The system now boots properly from the SSD....
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Remove or Stop “Photos” From Opening Automatically on Macbook Pro El Captain [duplicate]

To start off, I've been trying to find an actual answer to this since the Yosemite update, but never found anything except people complaining about having to keep the application. I do not need this ...
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Calendar Synchronization

Why does my iPhone calendar not sync with my Mac computer calendar? When I enter appointments in my Mac calendar they download automatically to my iPhone but when I enter an appointment in my iPhone ...
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FileVault Encryption Bypass

Can't get past my FileVault encryption on my Mac as I've forgotten my password. I know my admin username and password, but not my password for my FileVault on my regular user profile. I need to unlock ...
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how can i edit in google+ an automate video on my mac

Is there a way I can edit the automate videos created by google+ on my mac? I want to change the music, add more photos, or delete some from my videos, but I cannot do it on my mac. There is no icon ...
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Why does my Mac consistently keep crashing? And why does it always have the same crash report?

Anonymous UUID: 3CA3405F-A44A-8878-F8C4-2B78641B51D2 Wed Jul 6 01:45:46 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff800f79b0d4): launchd exited (signal 9, exit status 0 CS_KILLED) ...
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How to choose an option in some windows with keyboard? [duplicate]

For example, when I close an app with some changes without saving ir before. A window asks me if I want to save or not. In Windows I can choose between these options with Tab but in Mac does not ...
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Where are the iCloud Drive Libraries icons located?

Some apps, like Preview, Pages, or Keynote have folders with different default preview icons publicly visible in the iCloud Drive folder. Where are those icons stored?
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Mac will not boot into OSX after installing windows 10

Please help me I'm completely desparate. I have tried to install Windows 10 and it completely messed up my macbook pro system, I cannot boot into my mac, and it's full with things I desperately need. ...
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My Seagate 4TB HDD doesn't mount in OSX El Capitan

My Seagate 4TB HDD doesn't mount in OSX El Capitan on my MacBook Retina. I have been using it for the last week on this computer, but today it doesn't mount. It shows up in Disk Utility, but when I ...
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applescript help

I'm trying to make a math addition program, and I have a few questions. How do I make it so when it asks the question, it says it on the same dialog box? Such as: "What is the answer of x and y" ...
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Why does sudo shutdown -h now command work but I cannot shutdown my mac traditionally?

I am on OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on a Macbook Pro Early 2015. When I try to shutdown or restart by pressing the Apple, it doesn't work. All of my applications close, the menu bar clears, and finder ...
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Do Not Disturb keeps enabling itself on my Mac

Do Not Disturb on my Mac keeps enabling itself at midnight or after every reboot even though I do not have it scheduled. As you can see from the screenshot below, DND is not enabled at all. What could ...
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Less space after moving files

I got the "startup disk full" message so I moved several of my massive folders to an external hard drive, deleted the folders I just moved off my Mac and yes, emptied the Trash bin. It then said I ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" late 2013 shuts down suddenly [duplicate]

I'm not sure how to post a diagnostic here so if you have any tip, tell me I will post it. I just got a MacBook Pro Retina 15" late 2013 that shuts down randomly without any warning. Sometimes it ...