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how to do screen+audio recording when mac is muted?

I want to record a video+audio on hangout (not sure if on the web or on an app) while i'm in another meeting. I saw this tutorial using quicktime: ...
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My Macbook pro retina screen is dead

I own a macbook pro retina, mid 2012. I bought like 2 years and 2 months ago. Yesterday, I was cleaning my macbook as usual with some alcohol(95% ethanol), between the keys and on the screen. I do it ...
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accidentally deleted /var folder

I accidentally moved my /var folder to trash and now unable to login to mac. The only solution I found until now it to recover OS X. I have tried to move /var back to /private folder in single user ...
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OS X10.5.8 Won't boot on G5 Dual 1.8, but will boot via Target disk mode on G4Dual 867 or 1.83 Intel

I have a G5 Dual 1.8 which has a partitioned HD. I have erased one partition and loaded 10.5.8 however it won't boot past the desktop pattern. I have been able to boot the system via target mode on ...
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Suddenly all my files have a null kMDItemDateAdded (Date Added) field

Almost all my files now have a null kMDItemDateAdded field. How could it happen? What do I need to do to restore it?
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Deleting and freeing occupied space [duplicate]

Why when deleting from a USB or an external HDD on mac the occupied space wont be free untill deleted from trash? Is there a direct way to delete from the drive and freeing the occupied space ...
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SSH with ipv6 working only if I pass %en0 with my ipv6 address

I am trying to ssh with Mac OS X (10.10.1 Yosemite) terminal using ipv6. If I use command like ssh username@ipv6_address It's not working and I am getting error "No Route to Host". But If I use ...
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iTunes cannot find music files after upgrading to Yosemite

After upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite, most of my music files appear to have gone missing. Whenever I try to play music on my Mac, a pop up shows up saying: "the song you're trying to listen to ...
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How to stop my Mac from cloning MP3 files on my USB stick?

Whenever I move my MP3 files to my USB and play it in the car, the files get cloned. For example: Sia - Chandelier Then the clone looks like .Sia - Chandelier The clones don't actually work. ...
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Does a big market exist for OSX app store development? [on hold]

I'm a developer who has delved a little into Android and iOS development. Both huge markets in terms of downloads, exposure, and opportunity to make a little bit of money. However, I've started ...
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Visual MySQL compare tool for Mac

Is there any Mac app that can visually compare data like SQLyog's Visual Data Compare? One where you can literally select the rows to copy over and which not? Any recommendations appreciated. :)
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Mac in-app purchase return 3 items in receipt file [closed]

I'm writing an example of in-app purchase on Mac. When I buy one item, the receipt file generates a json: http://www.jsoneditoronline.org/?id=4d7c1f61c6bb9f927987fb4d30a36d0f The problem's has 3 ...
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⌘+Tab app list filtering

Is there any way to hide apps without windows from ⌘+Tab app list? So I could close skype, mail, adium, etc. and still receive notifications from those apps. So for example when I receive message in ...
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Is it possible to install SSD with 6Gb/s in Mac pro Mid 2010?

Is it possible to install Solid State Drive with 6Gb/s speed in Mac pro Mid 2010?
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Don't know which mac to buy [closed]

Which Mac should I buy for coding? I'm mainly just going to code. Do I need a lot of storage? Really don't know what specs I should be looking for.
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Meaning of MAC terminal command prompt

I was wondering if anyone could explain the meaning the command below in mac terminal: dhcp-74-148:~ Noticed it for the first time today and just wondering what it meant. Thanks
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Need a script - Transfer Apple Mail to Onenote

Does anyone have an idea if there is something like this? many thanks
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in mac os x, how NOT to bring all the opened window of an application to front

I have a problem with mac OS X the way I use it. For example, I have 2 opened windows of PDF files in the background, and on top of them there is another window of excel sheet, now when I open a new ...
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Rename multiple files to random strings

I'm looking for a way to rename multiple files to random strings, something like Rename Expert. Does anyone know an app (can be a Mac app, web app or an apple script) to rename files into random ...
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Want to play a game on my mac after losing my iPad?

So recently I lost my iPad and on it was Clash of Clans. I was wondering if I could continue playing it on my Mac with the Game Center account I used on it? And if so, how? I was pretty far in the ...
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Mac Pro with fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14 will not boot

I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on my Mac Pro and now after a successful installation, when I tried to reboot it, the computer chimes like a Mac always does, but does not load any further. Normally I ...
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Help With Lacie External Drive for Mac with TWO Users

My husband and I have one MacBook Pro but we each operate our own 'side' of the computer (as separate users). We are now out of space on our computer so I'm trying to copy over files from BOTH sides. ...
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My MacBook Pro recently stopped responding to my hdmi adapter and cable

One day my Mac just stopped working when I connected it to my TV using an adapter and HDMI cable. Every time I plug in the HDMI and turn the TV to those settings both my TV and Mac screen go black. I ...
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Safari Share Submenu

I would like to be able to have both mac mail and outlook show up in the "share" folder of Safari. It appears that I can have one or the other, depending upon my 'default' mail app, but sometimes I ...
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Numbers for Mac: Force line chart to show axis at point (0, 0)

Look at this line chart. I wonder if its possible to force Numbers to show Y=0, for example, without needing to add a data entry point to make it happen. - Is it possible?
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I'm looking for an application to measure words per minutes when typing

I'm looking for an application to measure words per minute when typing. It's just a general application without training, and of course it won't detect the wrong typed words but it's ok. Command ...
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How to set specific startup routines?

Another simple question for those keeping track, but I was wondering how and where I could setup the startup routines for my mac. What I would really like is for email to open, messages and activity ...
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How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
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Is there a way for itunes to display a total playtime column header?

While play count is quite accurate in estimating how long I have listened to certain songs for, it isn't entirely precise. For example, if I have two songs, one that is 4:00 minutes that has been ...
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External Microphone problem

I have an Apple earphone, every time I plug it in, it automatically increases the volume to the maximum. I don't know what the problem is, so could anyone help me to solve it please? Thank you so ...
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Chrome window buttons hidden when Save As / Open window appear

I am having issue with chrome, when ever I want to download or upload any item, the default window which appears, I cant see the buttons of that window, they kind of go down the dock, until unless I ...
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Alternate development environments to Xcode?

Are there any alternative Intergrated Development Environments (IDE) for Objective-C instead of Xcode? If so, are there any plug-ins for Eclipse for developing in Objective-C?
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How can I connect to Windows Print Server on local PEAP network

How can I connect to our Windows Print Server? At school we have a PEAP internet network. On Windows the instructions, in Danish, translate to: Click the start button Click devices and printers ...
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Applescript Searcher problem

The AppleScript code: on dialogBox(theMessage) display dialog theMessage default answer "" buttons {"Cancel", "Search"} default button 2 with title "Pick a search engine" end dialogBox ...
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I have installed Windows 8 on my Mac. Now, when starting up and selecting Mac, it begins to start, then shuts down

I have had Windows 8 installed with bootcamp on my Mac. The disc was partitioned to allow both Mac and Windows to be used. When I now go to use MacOS, it begins to start up for a minute then shuts ...
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Can't open iCloud on MacBook

It shows "Loading iCloud..." all the time when I press iCloud on "System Preferences". Long time ago I tried to disable iCloud and successfully by modifying a file or deleting an app, unfortunately I ...
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Mac boot menu not showing up with different keyboards

I have a Macbook White from 2010. I have been using it for a while and everything works except the internal keyboard which is broken because of a tea spill. An external PC-keyboard (USB) is attached ...
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How to disable the menubar form showing when hovering with the mouse

It is very annoying that the menubar automatically appears when I hover the upper area of the screen with the mouse. I do not want the menubar to show Just with the mouse, but rather add another ...
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Help to Fix My Computer

How do I fix my Mac? Okay so I'm in a weird spot with my Mac. It has no startup up disk. I have the installation disk for it but my super drive does not work. I'm wondering can I boot it from a USB? ...
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Safari and Firefox default to Chrome and webmail page

So when I have, say, Safari open, or Firefox, but not Chrome, and go to (in Safari) FILE>SHARE>EMAIL THIS PAGE (or the equivalent in Firefox)...suddenly Chrome opens to the Network Solutions webmail ...
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Why does handBrake rotate my original videos?

tl;dr stop hanbrake from rotating my original videos once it compresses them. I know that similar questions about rotating have been asked, but they are more in the lines of "how do I rotate a ...
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rEFIt boot changed after update to Yosemite

I was using rEFIt to work with Ubuntu with my Mac. After the upgrade to Yosemite I had a problem with rEFIt. I found the following solution on ubuntuforums.org but rEFIt still didn't work: cd ...
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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Moved hard drive, getting 'illegal instruction: 4' errors

I gave my mac to an apple store for repairs.. Its a mid 2014 core i7 macbook pro. I did a backup using CCC, and now i'm running the backup on a Mac Mini 2011 Core i5. OSX runs fine, however any tool ...
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How can I join an ics remote calendar?

I have to join a shared calendar for which i have a https url (like https://servername:5006/calendar/calendar.ics) How can I join it on the Calendar App? I only managed to subscribe to it, although ...
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Bootcamp USB Boot Help

Alright guys, I've installed WININSTALL and Bootcamp Support Software on a 16GB Flash Drive. I've got one last step left, it's the Install Windows 7 part when it partitions the drive. I partitioned ...
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Installing a clean version of OS X

I am currently downloading yosemite from the app store. I have Lion installed. I want a clean install. But i don't have a bootable cd/usb and I don't need to save any data. Can i do the following or ...
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When we toggle between enable and disable safari extensions, where will the state go and sit on different mac os?

After some research got to know that security find-generic-password -l "Safari Extensions List" -g command gives the extensions and their states. The output of the command is not in readable format. I ...
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iPhone syncs calendar to Mac but not the other way around. How can I sync both ways?

If I add an event in my calendar in my iPhone, it syncs through iCloud to my Mac in matter of seconds. However, if I add an event on my Mac, it does NOT sync back to my iPhone. Why not and how can ...
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Cannot read external hard drive after installing Linux?

Please help. I wanted to install linux so I follow this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I used my external hard drive to do this but then after I finished ...