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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Cannot access Recovery Mode on Mac OS X

I am using a model A1278 Mac and I need to reinstall the OS on it, or reset it. I am attempting to open the recovery mode by using the Cmd + R method but that did not work, I then attempted to use the ...
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Error using pacemaker

I am following How can I tell if my Mac is keeping the clock updated properly? for synchronising my computers but when I run /usr/libexec/pacemaker -a 10 I get this error although ...
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How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone so I can post a video to Instagram?

I created a 15 second video on my Mac and want to post it to Instagram. I've tried converting it to Quicktime with iTunes and adding it to the iPhone that way, but I can't see the video in the Photos ...
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Spoofing a serial number on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro that got liquid spilled on it. I cleaned it up and everything works except the fact that it no longer has a serial number. When I go to look at System Information, it says "Serial ...
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Transfer Photos From Mac to iPhone

How could I transfer photos from a Mac to an iPhone? I don't want to use iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream. I think there is some way to do it using iTunes. I would like it if the photos were ...
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Copying Clipboard from IDE and pasting on iPad while keeping color formatting

I'm taking a course in java and I'm using my iPad to take notes (using the notability app). I wanted to know if there's any way to copy code I'd be writing on my Mac (IntelliJ IDE) to my iPad. It ...
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Trying to add a duplex driver to OS X 10.10.5

Any other instructions I found for this did not match the version of OS X on my Mac.
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Some task get cancelled when i use number pad for entering numbers

I have observed a strange behavior with my mac system, In some certain tasks when I use number pad for entering numbers, then task gets cancelled and the window in which I am entering numbers get ...
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RAID Disk Space not Recovering

I have a RAID disk where I keep my virtual machines. Recently I created and deleted a few and noticed that the space taken up was not being reclaimed. I tried deleting the .Trashes directory via ...
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Having trouble with file sharing between two Macs

Due to slow Internet I have two Mac mini's on two different networks and moving data between these two Macs have been a problem for me as disabling my hard drive and moving it to the other Mac is ...
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SecurityAgent Password not getting filled via AppleScript 10.11 El Capitan

My AppleScript no longer seems to work in 10.11. I put quite a few debug statements in my script and it doesn't seem like the script continues to run after the dialog appears. Does anyone have a ...
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Could microsoft remote desktop connection be used to spy?

I found a Program called Microsoft remote desktop connection on my mac but did not install it myself. Could somebody have been using it to spy on my computer use without my knowledge? Would I be able ...
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How to make a bootable external hard drive and boot up a Mac?

I have an iMac 27 inch, and one summer the room temperature was up to 40C, and I came home that day, and the hard drive was really slow. I then rebooted the machine and it took something like 8 ...
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iMac running 10.8.5 hangs on password entry

Account is system admin. Other accounts on iMac work fine and, using them, I can obtain admin privileges by entering my short name and password. I've recovered all files except for Library which ...
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Word damaged files after hard disk clone

I tried to clone a hard drive to a new SSD. Something went wrong, and the old hard drive wouldn't work with me and was now called disk2s2. The new SSD seemed to have all the data, but wouldn't boot. I ...
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How can I keep my Mac from restarting?

I'm about to download a 1TB collection of files. It'll take about 7 days. I want to make sure that my computer doesn't shut down or restart while the download is happening.
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Photo arrengement without using date or name [closed]

I have some photos from my holidays from 3 different sources. Although these photos do not have any timestamp or something to do fast chronological order. What kind of photo management tool do you ...
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How can I separate colums [closed]

I am new to a mac. I have a spread sheeet that has address, city, state, zip in same column and need to into separate columns.
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Does turning off 'sync from iPhoto' remove my photos?

If I've downloaded my photos onto iPhoto and turn off 'sync from iPhoto' on iTunes, will I loose any photos on iPhoto?
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HFS+ external drive missing EFI, will not mount on Mac

First off: Fear not, I have everything from this drive backed up. I'm just trying to reformat it, but I had someone else attempt it on Windows which doesn't look like it helped. I'm a novice but ...
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Lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and Finder

I did something stupid apparently and lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and then when I opened Finder to drag it down to the Dock it somehow got deleted in the desktop. Now although I can see ...
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Use tap to click instead of click to select user on start up

I have Mac OS X 10.10.3. On startup of the OS you can select between different users on the machine. To select a user you have to do a full click, but instead I want to use tap to click. Can this be ...
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Mac freezing, possible virus?

I am running Yosemite and experiencing very nasty freezing issues. Once I was able to recover from by reinstalling osx and second time (few months later) reinstalling alone didn't help, but also ...
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Mac mail prevent mark as read

I am working on a mac running OSX 10.10.5 and I am using Apple mail. When I am reading an email I want to prevent the email from being marked as read instantly. I would rather mark it myself, or have ...
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Change finder universal size

I would like to change the universal finder size and location? Does anyone know how to? I want this to be a universal change, not only should it change the size and location of ALL finder windows, I ...
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I can't open Network without my MacBook Pro crashing

I'm aware of the spontaneous reboot glitch as it happened many times before I found Apple's specifics on how to stop it, but starting earlier today, when I try to open System Preferences my MacBook ...
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How to export Epubs from iPad to my Mac?

I have a bunch of books in iBooks in the ePub format from different sources. Some are iTunes, some Humble, LeanPub etc. I have notes and markings in there as well. I would like to export all of that ...
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Mac mode where you can see code on startup

In The Outliers, Bill Joy is quoted as saying "If you put your Mac in that funny mode where you can see the code, I see things that I can remember typing 25 years ago." I'm intrigued - what ...
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Defaulting my WiFi connection [duplicate]

I am currently surrounded by a long list of WiFi connections and every time I boot up my MacBook Pro, it switches away from what should be the default for the public WiFi connection. How can I ...
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Unwanted programs at startup

How do I turn off the background functions at startup (in my case, Creative Cloud, Evernote, Dropbox, et cetera) that cause my OSX hard drive to run hot, so that they don't cause this problem in the ...
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Safari 8 youtube html5 player fullscreen issue

Screen goes flickering and freezes my new Macbook Air(2015) while playing some youtube videos in fullscreen mode in safari 8. This issue was found with youtube HTML5 player. Flickering does not occur ...
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How to change layout in OS X like shift=English, ctrl=Russian?

How to change layout in OS X like shift=English, ctrl=Russian? Like in Punto Switcher in Windows Or Xneur in Linux
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Missing Hardrive icon in Finder, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 MacBook Air

I purchased a Mid 2013 MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and I am unable to locate the hardrive icon in Finder.
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iMovie costs money now?

I bought my computer in 2014 last fall and this summer I brought it in to get a factory reset (to take out everything I had done). When I brought it home I realized that iMovie was deleted and I ...
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Key Q-O(QWERTYUIO) isn't working

Suddenly, some of the keys(Q to O) isn't working. I don't have any idea what wrong I have done. Only Q,W,E,R,T,Y,U,I,O aren't working. All others keys working fine. Anyone have any idea how to fix ...
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Fans activate after screen saver on MBP

Every time after my Mac (MBP late 2013 with OS X 10.10.5) starts Screen Saver mode and then after some time turns off the screen (even if no program is running) the fan speed rises dramatically. Is it ...
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After removing Bootcamp, my Hard Disk has around 80GB missing

I removed Bootcamp earlier via the BootCamp Assistant, and it flashed some error up that I just ignored. Now, when I've gone back to reinstall Bootcamp, I've noticed that while the disk reads as ...
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Why are my applications crashing after the update to 10.10.5?

I have a late 2012 Mac mini, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, running OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5 (14F27). Recently, just after the delta update to 10.10.5, two of my apps, uTorrent and All2MP3 have started ...
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Mac Encrypted USB drive giving different capacity

I have an existing 1T USB drive (disk5 in the screenshot). I formatted another 1T USB drive (disk4) and starts to rsync files from disk5 to disk4. Near the end (the current state in the screenshot) ...
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How do I install Skype for Business on my Mac?

I have been to the Office365 website and looked in the software section but I cannot find it. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Constant ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly Message

I keep getting a window saying ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly. Every 10-20 seconds. As of 15 minutes ago. How can I fix this? I uninstalled the spigots and the window still pops up. Here is the ...
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Photos and iCloud cannot see photos on iCloud safe to delete?

I want to delete photos from my Mac to free up space. I've never gone to iCloud before to check on my back ups and just assumed they occurred. However when i go to iCloud it shows nothing but find ...
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What will “rm -rf /” actually do?

I know that this is a very dangerous command, but what does it actually do. In other words, to what extend does it delete the hard drive. Does it delete only the user data? Or does it delete root OS ...
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MacBook Pro frequently disconnects from network

My MacBook Pro frequently disconnect from the network after I lock the screen. Any suggestions how to prevent this?
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Mavericks 10.9.5 RAM problem and performance problems

Macbook Pro Late 2011, Mavericks 10.9.5 had my RAM consumed up to 2.75 GB (out of 4.00 GB) with no apps running except Finder. Hard Disk Storage: ~300 GB free out of 500 GB Creating new, renaming, ...
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Java and Flash Player do not work on Chromium

I've just installed the latest version of Chromium. But, neither Java nor Flash Player work. How can this be fixed? As far as I can see, Chromium no longer supports PPAPI and NPPAPI.
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What are the Best Ways to Speed Up a Mac?

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and although it seems to be working fine, over time it has seemed to become more sluggish and less snappy / responsive. So is there any good ways ways that I can 'speed up' ...
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how to install composer on mac os without admin privileges or without using sudo , a diffrent way

i have 3 ambients from a web proyect page and in one of them i don´t have admin permissions from terminal after doing vagrant up and vagrant shell to run the virtual machine and use smartgit but i can ...
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How do I plot two data streams in Numbers as a graph?

I have two different streams of fractional values I want to visualize using Numbers for Mac. They both have one value per line and both look would look something like this (with different values ...
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Time Machine Backup Failed

Ive been using my time Machine for almost 3 years without any problems. Its a 3TB Lacie. This week it has decided to stop backing up my work. I tried repairing the disk and unmounting and remounting ...