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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Why Does It Show 1 macintosh hd as a logical drive and another that says core storage physical volume

I am trying to figure out why I have 2 Macintosh HD Drives Appearing in disk utility. One of them i can mount and shows it as being a logical drive and the second one i can't mount but it says it has ...
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problem with airplay with my mac

When I connect the Mac to airplay for the first time there are no problems , but if I connect and try to connect me on so I do not get the screen and must reset the Mac to get it to work again . When ...
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Recover corrupted Mac HFS+ drive (image) under Linux

I'm trying to recover an apparently corrupted disk. It appears that through improper shutdown the drive has been somehow killed. It's the main partition of a Macbook Pro. I've used dd to copy the ...
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airplay problem

When I connect the Mac to airplay for the first time there are no problems , but if I connect and try to connect me on so I do not get the screen and must reset the Mac to get it to work again .
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How do you use in an Aperture photobook text; the function “layout orientation” vertical?

I have made many photobooks in Aperture but I can't figure out how to use the function "Layout orientation" for text. It appears that you should be able to make the text appear vertically; instead of ...
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Why can't I edit a Numbers spreadsheet I created?

Numbers 3.5.2 Macbook Air I have a small spreadsheet I created in Numbers. But when I click in the spreadsheet, there is no cursor and I can't edit anything. Could anyone tell me why this might be? ...
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in ...
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Trying to use a new Apple ID to reinstall Mac OS X

I am new to the Mac world and I just created an Apple ID. I am trying to reinstall OS X because of a problem with the Mac. When it asked to enter an Apple ID, I enter my new one and it gives me an ...
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Create/Close Desktop workspace keyboard shortcut

I was wondering if there is a way to automate create/close of a desktop workspace using keyboard shortcuts. By default the osx does not support such thing or I was not able to find it within keyboard ...
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OS X Yosemite installation error: File system repair failed

My #Macbook Air has been running fine until I decided to upgrade to OS X 10.10, Yosemite. Its downloaded fine and When it is installing I get the message: File system verify or repair failed. I have ...
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Photoshop CS6 and NetBeans very sluggish and laggy on new rMBP 2014

So I have this problem with Photoshop CS6 and NetBeans being very sluggish and laggy on my new rMBP 2014 15" 16GB RAM. It's running perfectly fine on my iMac 2009 21" 4GB RAM school computer, except ...
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my Mac is restating over and over

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2011) When I upgraded to Yosemite, it was fine until a month ago, then there is no day that my computer does not restart/freeze randomly. I am really tired of it, ...
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What are the map mount points and why are they out of disk capacity?

I ran df-h on a MacBook Air and got the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 112Gi 73Gi 39Gi 66% 19220714 10101012 66% / ...
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My wireless network connection gets lost frequently (OS X 10.10.2)

I have long periods of time with no working internet because my 802.11 wlan connection gets lost frequently. This only occurs on my Mac. It runs OS X 10.10.2. When showing the desktop after starting ...
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Play Audio from a Mac over an iPhone Call

I'm trying to play an audio file from my Mac Mini over an iPhone call. I tried using a male to male audio cable to connect the Mac's audio out port, into the iPhone's headset jack, but I guess that ...
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How to save files on Mac with extension I want?

I need to create a .css file on my Mac. I created it with TextEdit. How do I now save it with a .css extension? It seems that very single File Format it offers will give it a different extension (rtf, ...
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Where is downloaded adobe file stored before its extracted and installed?

When downloading a trial product from adobe through the creative cloud manager, where is the compressed install file temporarily stored before its extracted and installed?
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how to get rid of conversation and share this page icons in toolbar [on hold]

how to get rid of the conversation icon that automatically uploads to my menu bar when i open my homepage of Google
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How can I transfer Clash of Clans save to Android? [closed]

i cant open my clash of clan the new update of clash of clan is 7.1.1 version. but my ipad1 can only install 5.1.1 down. what would i do to transfer my coc to android?
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I'm deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I'd like to use but everything ...
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning ball of death?

I got this error with everyday tasks. I tried verifying disk, permission. fsck -fy - files has been modified, then disk is ok. I repaired keychain. Do you have any idea what causes this problems? ...
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Mac App enterprise distribution outside AppStore with MapKit

Either I'm being stupid (probably true) or there is hadly any documentatio to address the question: How can I distribute an Enterprise Mac app which uses MapKit? Background: We have built an iOS app ...
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How to convert to millions in Mac:Numbers?

I understand in Microsoft Excel you would use the format string $#.##,," M" so that 12,271,359 would appear as 12.27M I am alittle confused with the Numbers app on Mac (the excel equivalent) and I ...
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ssh from mac to linux

I am still a beginner with using terminal. I am trying to ssh from my mac at home to a linux at my university. I am using VPN to connect to the network. When I ping the IP address of the computer I ...
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Are the apps that I download from the OS X app store sandboxed?

Are the apps like TextWrangler sandboxed when I download them from the OS X appstore?
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How do you hide the subject field of iMessages on OS X?

Is there a way to hide the subject field of messages which appear in the top right corner of the screen when I receive an iMessage on my computer? I know there is a way to hide it on messages that ...
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Macbook sees Japanese keyboard instead of native US English

Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina A1398 (US keyboard with horizontal Enter) shows Japanese keyboard (JIS, with vertical Enter) on enabled keyboard viewer. How do I make Mavericks to recognize and to ...
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How Long Before AES 128 Encryption Is Cracked [duplicate]

Hey everyone so I have an encrypted hard drive with many memories on it and it seems impossible to find someone to decrypt it without the password. So I am not going to erase it but keep it as a time ...
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Install Xcode without admin

Is there any way to use Xcode on a computer that I don't have admin permissions for? Is there a way to at least use command line tools like git and gcc?
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How to remotely push “defaults write” settings to OS X server clients

I have some Mac OSX machines that i'm managing with an OS X server, clients are authenticated using Active Directory (golden triangle) and i'd like to disable version control for Pages/Numbers/Keynote ...
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Headphones not being recognised when connected to mackbook pro.

When i plug a headphone into my macbook pro the sound plays from the mac speakers, my headphones work on other devices but doesn't seem to be recognised by my mac? I have already checked in system ...
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Where are the sample books stored in the iBooks for Mac OS X?

I'm doing an accessibility stuff and I need to access the source file (.epub file) of the sample books in iBooks for Mac OS X. I did look for one at ...
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Why did my Mac reboot into the “Set up your new Mac” screen after a power failure?

I accidentally turned off the power strip that my iMac was plugged into while it was still running. When I turned it back on again, it put me at the "Set up your new Mac" screen, asking me to accept ...
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Appale mac os X Xserv [duplicate]

I have a mac Xserv and I have not any serial number for this! and When I power on the server this window is opening! how i can buy this Serial number number?
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Ipod 5th generation is not syncing to my mac OS X

I've had my mac several months (purchased used) and just downloaded itunes on it this past weekend when I purchased my ipod touch 5th generation. I had only like 14 songs on there that were puchased ...
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Mac Encrypted HDD Please help!

Hi everyone I have encrypted a partition of an external hard drive from the mac desktop. I pressed that key button then pressed memorable and it changed my entire password unknowingly. I need help. ...
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Mac NetInstall does not send booter on specific devices

Using Mac Server on 10.9, with only NetInstall working (we use InfoBlox for DHCP) I can successfully NetBoot to our only image from a iMac Pro (Core2Duo), but not from a MacBook Pro (Intel i7, ~2012). ...
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How to use iTunes Match with two user accounts on the same computer?

Me and my partner have a Mac Pro in our house, each with our own user account. We both use iTunes, have iPhones, our own Apple IDs, and each have a subscription to iTunes Match. However, for some ...
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Active Mac Desktop screen with the cursor on Multi-desktop configuration

I like to work with many mac desktop with two monitors. It is a bit bothersome to click in a particular desktop to activate it to work on it. So, I think that it could be a way for doing this more ...
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iMac i7 and GT750M - enough for video editing

I'm thinking about buying an iMac 21,5 inch. It would have an i7 QuadCore (3,1GHz up to 3,9) with a GeForce GT750M 1GB graphics card and FusionDrive. Would this be enough for After ...
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About repairing permissions in the mac mini

If one uses several different programs including the mac disk utility to repair permissions on the computer maybe 3 or 4 times in one day can this 'hurt' the computer or can one use these utility ...
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Installing Windows on an Early 2011 MBP w/ swapped out SSD… major roadblocks

My problem started a few days ago when after installing my brand new 250gb evo ssd I decided having a windows partition would be nice. I had previously had this setup before having the ssd whenever I ...
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Making a default window size and preview size for folders on a Mac

I work for a photography company and we have just switched to Mac for showing our photos directly to our clients when they come to our booth. The change to Mac has changed how we show our photos. We ...
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Delete already deleted files

Why are deleted files from three years ago still recoverable after secure erasing 1, 7, and 35 times, over and over? (G4 10.4.11) Thanks.
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How to display only selected invisible files on mac osx 10.+?

I have a question. Is that possible or not i really don't know. I use Yosemite. And i ran this command via terminal.app defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE;killall Finder this ...
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Yosemite iCloud Services Broken

So, I just logged into my Mac and all of a sudden I get a notification that all my iCloud services had been disconnected... involving my keychain. I was able to restore most of the services except ...
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AppleScript get active Application

How might I display dialog("test") using AppleScript only if the "Finder" Application is currently in focus/active.
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What does hidden windows mean?

Mission control supposed to show everything running on Mac. The definition for Mission Control given by this website also confirms that (see the screen shot shown bellow. EDIT: This has now been ...
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mac where the “gugu gugu” sound come from?

Mac version: 10.10.2 (14C109) OSX Yosemite. Every hour my mac is playing the "gugu gugu" sound ! Anyone know where the sound come from(which application is playing it)? How to stop it? here is a ...