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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How to disable discrete graphics card and use only integrated graphics MacBook Pro Early 2011?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and the GPU has died. I want to switch to Integrated Graphics only until I get my Logic Board replace. I've tried: gfxcardstatus and I get this: *There is no ...
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Want to clean up contacts

Years ago I thought I was going to be smart and import 6000 contacts to my database. Several mail systems and mail clients later, I would now like to clean this up down to about the 800-1000 that I ...
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Where are my all installed programs?

I am new to Mac OS X and till the time I was using Windows 7/8. I tried to download and install programs in Mac OS X, but I do not see them in Launchpad. Where are all my programs are going. ...
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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Use Built-In Microphone as Input and EarPods as Output

I am trying to record singing in Logic Pro X. I have a background track that I want the signer to be able to hear through EarPods or Beats. However, I don't want to use the microphone that comes with ...
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Apple Mail App Alternatives for os X

Can anyone let me know if there are any lightweight-Mail application for Mac OS X? Mail seems to consume too much of memory space
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Mac Mini - black pixels show up as purple

Has anyone encountered this problem: It's a mac mini. It's connected to a tv via a HDMI cable, both of which work fine with other computers. However, when connected to the HISENSE tv, at native ...
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Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
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I forgot my new user's password [duplicate]

I was so happy by the time I was setting the password for my mac mini that I forgot wich it was, What can I try? I needed to install an app and my password prompt showed up, Is there a way arround ...
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App Shortcuts missing in Keyboard preferences

I upgraded to Mavericks recently and it seems I am now missing the ability to set App Shortcuts. I only see the following in my Keyboard/Shortcuts preferences. Any thoughts on how to get App Shortcuts ...
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MBP 2010 external monitor not waking

Up until recently my MacBook Pro 2010 worked fine with an external samsung monitor, using a mini display to HDMI cable. At the time I was running Mountain Lion. Then a few months ago, still running ...
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Sync directories from iMac & MacBook . What is the recommended method? [duplicate]

I like to sync directories from my Imac & MacBook . What is the recommended method?
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Running Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook Pro

I am looking for the best way to run PC applications on my MacBook Pro (one being Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical which requires a fair bit of RAM and memory) and am wondering whether Boot Camp or a ...
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External windows mouse invert scroll except touchpad

I just attached an external windows mouse to my mac and I inverted the scrolling. But now it also inverts it for the touchpad... Is there a way to invert it only for the external mouse? I really don't ...
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How to identify which model is my Mac?

Sometimes, you need to know the exact model of your Macintosh. When you want to know to which version of OS X you can upgrade your system, e.g., or when you intend to buy parts for self-repairing your ...
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Alfred: How to get Alfred to run a terminal command?

I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to: open -n /Applications/VLC.app How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this ...
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OS X 10.9 - ICS - how to modify bootpd.plist

From what I have read, booted.plist can be modified to change the way that ICS normally operates? I used to be able to share my wifi connection thru ethernet into a client machine using ICS just with ...
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Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
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Spotlight shortcut not working within an app(s) anymore

I love the spotlights cmd + space functionality to start apps. Half of the time now the spotlight isn't working for me. I'm on 10.9.2 if that matters. Say I'm in Chrome and want to open Word, for ...
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Safari WebInspector crashes

since yesterday, my Safari WebInspector hangs forever when inspecting some elements in the DOM of a site (Mavericks 10.9.2, Safari 7.0.2). It only shows the loading spinner, and nothing happens. Then, ...
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Location of “start at login” items?

I have quite a few apps (Glui, Wunderlist, Cobook) that startup at login (which I do not want them to). I do not have them among the user's login items and when I created a new test user, these apps ...
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Modify Bluetooth plist DeviceCache and retain changes?

I was following this page: Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth? to modify the bluetooth plist settings on my Mac to allow a Chinese PS3 controller to work with my Mac. ...
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Can I return my MacBook Pro?

I just bought a new Mac from the Apple online store (six days ago) and it had a scratch on it when I got it. I would return it, but I needed my Mac for work, so I waited four days. And in the four ...
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What determines whether 'Warranty' appears in About This Mac?

At the foot of the About This Mac window: some Macs show License Agreement some Macs show License and Warranty. What determines whether the word Warranty appears? (For someone whose late 2013 ...
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Launching an app in a specific display in Mavericks

I have recently set up dual monitors on my mac mini and am happy with the set up. However applications such as the very useful Alfred or other applications automatically open up in the second display ...
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SSD vs Memory upgrade

I am starting to learn XCode, and having a MacBook Pro 2011 with 4Gb of DDR3 ram (Quad Core 2.0 Ghz), it is slow. Am considering of upgrading either my RAM or swapping the HDD for an SSD. Which ...
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Why am I warned about not properly ejecting a disc every time I open my computer?

For the past week, each time I open the computer in the morning, there is a notice saying I didn't properly eject the disc. I have not had any disc, camera, or any other appliance plugged into the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina fails to wake up

I have late 2013 rMBP and very often it fails to wake up after closing the lid. It crashes and restarts. How do I find out which process or application causes those failed attempts to wake up? I try ...
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Apple Mail: Show number of emails, group by date

I am trying to figure out how many emails daily are received in one inbox. Is there any reporting function available (daily received, sent and deleted email)?
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Some questions about Time Machine

I have two questions about Time Machine: Do I need an access to Time Capsule (or external hard drive) when I want to restore old version of file ? If I understood correctly if I have turn on Time ...
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Is there a program I can install to make title/header bars attach to the window?

I've been using Windows since the 80's. A month ago I got a Mac for a side project I'm working on. Despite my best efforts, I haven't gotten used to the fact that the menu bar of windows aren't ...
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Cron job keeps running, not in any crontabs

Some time ago I set up a cron job that would run a shell script to update my dynamic DNS. I've since done the proper Mac thing and switched over to launchd to handle that job and any other scheduled ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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How to sync Mac clock with GPS?

I want to sync my Mac clock using GPS. I know I could use NTP, but I need to use GPS. What i need to do to sync clock? I have these: GPS Receiver - EM-506 (48 Channel) GPS Receiver for Arduino ...
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Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? [closed]

Does anyone know any good diagnostic tools for Mac? something inline with Apple Hardware Test, Apple Service Diagnostics, tech tool pro, preferably more in depth perhaps something low level, ...
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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Communication with external monitor [duplicate]

My mac laptop stopped communicating with my external monitor (TV) when the lid is closed. The laptop is inside my desk drawer to give me more room on my desk and I must be able to close the lid to ...
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I have BOX MS Office 2010 and run it on my Windows machine. Can I install it/migrate licence to OS X?

I do own BOX version of MS Office 2010. After switching to OS X is it possible to migrate my licence to the OS X version of Office or if not needed than to install it? Is it multi-platform or ...
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Can Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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What's the menu area near the clock called?

What is the part of the menu bar called with the time machine, bluetooth, wifi, volume and battery icons called? (Near the clock) I wanted to search how to remove unused icons from it (like ...
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How do I get rid of this pop up when I try to select text?

I'm not sure if this is a macbook issue (My sister gave me a macbook with OS 10.9.1) or a google chrome issue. When I'm using Google Chrome and want to select text (either by tapping three times over ...
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Is it possible to identify who deleted my shared folder?

My Mac, in my workplace, can be accessed from other Mac systems (file sharing is enabled, and it has no password set). I've found out there are 2 folders were deleted (missing from my desktop). How ...
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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Synchronization: iMessages on Mac not iPad

How to turn off iMessages on iPad but turn on them on Mac? And If I turn it off on device, does sync happen after I turn it on? Situation: I have an iPad and Mac. I want to turn off iMessages on ...
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Shortcut key to special characters

I'm developer from Belgium, so I'm using an AZERTY keyboard, and for some reason Apple has a reduced AZERTY keyboard compared to the QWERTY keyboard, some special charters like {} & [] The {can ...
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hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
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Chrome continues running even when Mac should be is asleep

I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac. I've noticed that even when I close the old intending to put my computer to sleep, Chrome continues running. I know this is the case because I ...
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It is possible to create a login which doesn't need a password

I was thinking that assigning passwords to OS X accounts is mandatory and you had to set the account to auto-login to avoid having to enter it every time. But can I also define a user account which ...
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File tree list Mac Terminal

I am trying to create a .txt file that is the output of a certain function in the terminal. So my function is to create a list of all the files that i have inside the folder TEST so what i typed was: ...