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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Quickly rearrange Finder icons without sorting

How to arrange the icons in Finder to the topleft, i.e. to fill in the holes, without changing the order? The button "Clean up" does no work because the icons are already in grids. The "Clean up by" ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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I want to backup my Mac partition, including the OS, so that I can use the backup to restore my hard drive to its current state

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu (14.04) of my Mac running OS X 10.10.3. I want to make sure that I can use my backup to fix any issues I might have dual-booting. I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, ...
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Photo wrong thumbnail

In the Finder of my mac, it often happens that some photos in a folder are displaying wrong previews. The set of photos which have this problem is random and unpredictable: sometimes among 10 photos ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not detected

One of my Macs has a very unusual issue. It is unable to detect USB keyboard and mouse like it used to do before. What I have done so far: Tested USB ports - found 1 dead USB Tried connecting ...
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How to add watermark to all video files in a folder? (Mac, mencoder, terminal)

Is there a way to add watermark to all (mp4) video files in a folder. I have like 1000 videos in one folder and It'll take a long time to change one by one manually - so, maybe, there is some kind of ...
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Can't pinpoint PID that's listening on port

I'm simply trying to figure out which PID is listening on a specific port on OS X Yosemite. Here's what I get when I run nestat -an | grep udp dp4 0 0 *.53675 *.* udp4 ...
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Change folder name on launchpad?

I'm rearranging my launchpad and I can't seem to figure out how to change the name of one of my folders with the yosemite update.
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My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear

My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear. After deciding it was not my headphones or the cable (it worked in my iPhone), I instantly went to turning my mac off and resetting ...
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Would it be a good choice to use a Mac mini as wireless router?

I know that I can use network sharing to share my cable network connected to Mac mini and turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. I haven't purchased a Mac mini yet. From the description on Apple Store, Mac ...
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How do I increase display by 120% of normal? Using Mac Air, Yosemite OS

In Windows one can right click, head over to display preferences and have the OS increase everything globally ... icons, fonts, etc ... by a certain factor. It's really helpful for "old" eyes. Is ...
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copy and paste only images name not its path

In Mac Systems - safari browser im accessing the xchange email. When I have 10-20 jpg or pdf files are there in finder, Im coping them and pasting in the email only for the txt message not attachment, ...
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Install OS X 10.8 from bootable USB on empty Mac HDD

I have a bootable USB for 10.8, but my Mac's HDD is completely empty. How do I install this OS to my Mac?
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Run Node commands for _www user

I've installed NodeJS for all users on my Mac and when I do a whoami in the terminal it says 'cameron' and I can access node, npm, and grunt globally. However when I try and run these from PHP e.g. ...
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Lock Screen from Command Line? [duplicate]

I have activated the Keychain Menu Bar icon so I can relatively easily click Lock Screen to lock the screen of my MacBook. Is there a way to do this with a shortcut or via the command line? I know you ...
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bash- command not fount error

I tried to install omnet++ on my Macbook pro (OS 10.10) yesterday. I got an error so I delete path in my bash-profile. Now, every command I try to run in my terminal shows an error of command not ...
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unable to delete large folder from icloude drive

I am unable to delete large folders from my icloud drive.( I have tried it both from my phone and from icloud.com) get an error saying “There was a problem deleting “folder name” try again later” I ...
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Swap Batteries MacBook Pro & MacBook Unibody

My MacBook's (late 2008, unibody, 13") battery has just become very bad. I also have a MacBook Pro (mid 2012, 15") which has a still-ok battery. Now, since I take my MacBook (the old one) everywhere I ...
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How to restore files on mac when using Linux Mint

It's seems that I somehow deleted all os x when running a live version of mint. I may have also deleted the files on the hard drive as well. Is there a cheap and easy way to recover these using a live ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used: cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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How can I view application open and quit log - Yosemite

I would like to do some project work and I want to extract logs about which application were run for what duration. Moreover, I also want authentication log. How can I get this in Yosemite?
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New Pro can not create netboot set in deploystudio

I tried creating new DeployStudio NetBoot Set. For some reason after it starts creating it, I get the error "DeployStudio NetBoot set Creation Failed! An error occurred while trying to create the ...
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iMessage sending to my mac and phone

I am receving messages from my phone to my mac and I would like to turn it off, can anyone help? I am new to mac and really just can understand how to make my messages go to my phone and mac I would ...
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Add an exeption to the Apple EFI (option) boot menu

I have just installed Ubuntu on a partition of my HD. I am using a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. I know that to launch Ubuntu, you need a third party EFI booter such as rEFInd. I have installed that, but I ...
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Yosemite printer panasonic DP C265 not print. Says: “Stopped - 'Filter' failed”

21/04/15 22:14:15,014 powerd[48]: FIXME: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8, "(null)". 21/04/15 22:14:19,195 sandboxd[405]: ([1457]) foomatic-rip(1457) deny file-read-data ...
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Automatically printing emails which are captured via a mail rule (Mac OS 10.9)

I would like to be able to have certain emails printed automatically. We used to have a solution for this but it unfortunately no longer works since the upgrade to 10.9. Are there any Applescript ...
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Plug and Play Scanners for Mac?

I googled and searched cnet, best buy, etc, to see if there is a list of high speed scanners that are native to mac. I need a plug and play scanner for Apple. Anyone know of a list or site I can go ...
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chronories notebook app manipulation

I want to collect the parameters measured by chronories mac app and do some statistical analysis on them. So, for that is the code of chronories is opening available ? OR any other method to extract ...
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Universal print extension for FF on Mac doesn't work anymore?

I want to print few tabs into pdf file\s. I downloaded Universal Print for firefox and then I would print with "Cups-pdf" or "pdfWriter" applications for Mac. It used to work, but today it prints ...
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Problem with TC's 5GHz channel

I have MBP Retina late 2013 with OS X 10.10.3 on board, so the last few days I have troubles with connection via 5GHz channel - no internet connection at all after some time I use it, the 2,4GHz is ...
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Unknown tag in finder

I have an external SSD which i used on my previous mac. The SSD had couple of files tagged in various colours (green, red etc) When i moved to new MAC, the files still retain their colours and is not ...
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Is free offline dictionary platform available?

I am looking for a free offline dictionary platform that runs on Ipad and Emacs. A program that allows importing dictionary data. A program that is similar to GoldenDict program for Windows and Linux ...
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Shortcut to Change to a Specific Font

Is there a way to change to a particular font style using a single function key? For instance, I would want to be able to change any font to "Helvetica Bold 16" every time I press F5 if rich text is ...
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Finder Issues, Crashes and Zombie Finder Processes

Finder has shown, for a few weeks now, the following symptoms: About 12 to 24 hours after a restart Finder shows refresh issues. That means that new files are not shown, old files however are still ...
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How do I find files with no extension in Finder?

I'm trying to find all files that have no extension in a Finder folder. I know how to search by extension and exclude a specific extension but what do I type in the box if I want no extension at all? ...
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MacBook Pro 2014 Running OS X 10.10.3 Pages 5.1 Won't Save or Open Documents

Re: This question - "The required index.xml is missing" in Pages and "You need a newer version of Pages to open this document" Ok, this looks like you have found THE answer to my ...
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Create a bootable usb from Yosemite.app [duplicate]

So my problem is that my mac is not booting up. Also,the OS X recovery HD is not available. Also, the internet recovery is not detecting my WiFi .. so i intend to clean install Yosemite on my mac. I ...
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When I run “networksetup -getdnsservers airport” in Terminal, it says There aren't any DNS Servers set on Wi-Fi

When I run the networksetup -getdnsservers airport command in terminal, it says There aren't any DNS Servers set on Wi-Fi. I need my primary DNS to fix my NAT Type on Xbox One.
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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Cleanup Mac from unnecessary programs and updates [duplicate]

I use OS X 10.10.3 and it takes about 50Gb. Nothing else is installed - no other browsers, Skype or so. I think for an OS 50GB is too much. How I can uninstall unnecessary programs and updates. I have ...
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Suspicious NDTV notification pop-ups in my Mac Yosemite 10.10

I started to have notification pop-ups called NDTV since a week ago and I can't find a way to remove it. I certainly didn't install a 'NDTV' app and I checked it is not in the application directory. I ...
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Macbook pro late 2011 cannot access windows based server through VPN

I am trying to use vpn to access a Windows based server. I set up the VPN when I was at the office, and was able to connect when I was connected to the internet at the office through VPN, but as soon ...
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How do i fully delete an old account so that it stops asking for updates?

My ex-partner had an account on my Mac. When we broke up, we deleted his account. However, some of the applications that he has downloaded keep asking for updates. I cannot delete these apps, as it ...
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What are the faint beeps the Mac emits?

All of a sudden my Mac displays the logo with the rolling "wait" icon instead of booting normally. After some hours, I come back and system did load after all. Then computer freezes with rolling ...
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My MacBook Air loses connection everytime I open it up again

Hi my Mac as I said in the title loses connection every time I open up it back up. When I restart my Wi-Fi it works fine then. But I want to know why my laptop can't connect after I close it and then ...
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...
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Does the Buillt-in Apple Recovery Partition already have an OS X Image?

Does the Buillt-in Apple Recovery Partition already have an OS X Image or does it download it over internet? I am asking because if it does download over the internet I want to create my own recovery ...
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New photos app, upload from library?

I got the new Photos app + iCloud photos library going. It's great But if I want to send an email from, say Gmail, and include a photo from my computer.. I can't choose from my photo library The ...
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Recovery HD Is not showing up. Is it because of FileVault?

I have a problem. On my mac, when i start and hold the ALT key, or the Command-R Key, then it doesn't boot into Recovery HD or even show it. I need it to repair, mount etc. my disk. I tried disk ...
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USB GSM modem always busy

I have a Wavecome GSM modem that plugged in through USB. Yosemite detect the it under /dev/ no problem but when I try to use screen command to communicate with it, it gave me the error: "cannot open ...