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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Brief graphic glitch right before screensaver

I have a 2013 iMac running OS 10.8.5. Lately I've noticed that, whenever I manually initiate the screensaver (one of the included ones, "Shell"), there is a momentary graphical glitch before the ...
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can't log on to Mac mini

I'm trying to log on to my Mac mini but when I try to use the arrow keys to select my user it just makes that sound when you press something wrong. The mousepad is never able to select the users at ...
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I have opened a program from a website, has my MBP been infected with a virus?

I have opened a file on https://kickass.so/revenge-s04e14-hdtv-x264-lol-ettv-t10127520.html. I was supposed to click on a torrent file but I clicked on the big DOWNLOAD link. And I had no idea that ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely?

Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely in Mac OSX?
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Activate Application Window on clicking dock icon

I would simply like to activate Application Window when clicking on the dock icon. Currently you must hold the icon to activate the functionality I would it to automatically occur just like Ubuntu's ...
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Windows are slightly “transparent” in such a way I can see underlying windows show through slightly to the current window

I don't know how to explain it too well. Here are some places I see this happen: On the Minecraft main menu, I can see through to the desktop, While watching a youtube video (in full screen) I can see ...
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I can't link my imessage with mac

I'm trying to link my iMessage to my Mac, but iMessage doesn't show up in my Preferences. My phone is broken so I'm unable to link them using my phone.
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...
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Selecting default view for documents from user templates in MS Office for Mac 2011

I created a few templates in Word. When I create a document from the template (New From Template menu option), some open in Print Layout View, others in Publisher Layout View. Thinking it might have ...
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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BOOTCAMP NOT WORKING YOSEMITE MAC *HELP* DOESN'T SHOW PARTITION [on hold]

So when i try to boot camp my yosemite mac it doesn't show the partition. It just goes straight to the download then when it's done doesn't restart or anything. I end up with the files that downloaded ...
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Does Mac Pro late 2013 support HiDPI?

I know for sure that Mac Pro late 2013 supports 4k screens flawlessly, but is HiDPI supported?
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trying to install a new graphics cards in mac pro tower 5,1

nvidia GEFORCE GTX 750ti stuck at black screen tried installing custom nvidia driver, no dice any suggestions? running mavericks but trying yosemite because nvidia has newer yosemite drivers trying ...
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is there a TODO list app for mac you can change Font Size?

You can't do it, in wanderlist, reminders, any.do, etc etc You really need to ruin your eyes to read you notes thanks
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Yosemite causing problems with Keychain

I recently updated to Yosemite. Now when I log out and then log back into my computer, I have to enter my credentials for all my applications. At the same time, dozens of windows pop up from ...
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Preallocate swap space on mac

How can I preallocate swap space on mac? The problem is occasionally I run on low disk space, and after I reboot I have lots of free space. I will like to preallocate space, so that I know how much ...
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS Devices Without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these ...
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Show/Hide hidden files without restarting finder?

I came to understand that the following is the way to toggle the visibility of hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES # replace YES with NO to hide hidden files killall ...
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Matching a column of cells to another column in Excel

Ok, I need to compare "A" column to "B" column. I have a billing agency that generates a number i.e. 00125785231... This number could be in column A at A80 and then in column b at B801... I need ...
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Is it possible to include a shared calender from Exchange in the calendar app on Mac OS X?

I've Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed. On this machine you can find the calendar app. In Outlook it is possible to add a shared calendar from exchange. Here I don't need a username/password. I can easily add ...
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Configure skype proxy setting?

I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac however when i click on "Change": This just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies... What am i supposed to do to setup a ...
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MacPorts + Slatec Library for Fortran

I have just installed the Slatec Common Mathematical Library for fortran using Macports. The installation was smooth with no errors. However, when writing a simple example code that calls the QAG ...
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How to tell Mac Mail that a sender isn't spam?

I have a business colleauge that my mail prgramme thinks is sending junk mail. I have added them to my contacts. I also set up a rule that any email from that address go into my inbox, but neither of ...
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Wi-Fi always requires manual choice to select desired network

We have Wi-Fi at home but each time I turn on my Mac it goes to an unlocked Wi-Fi not our own and I have to go into Wi-Fi on the menu bar to select our own home Wi-Fi. I just want to eliminate those ...
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Are there any autocompletion input tools for English? Except default TextEdit app

I'm a Mac user who is a Japanese. I usually type Japanese using Google IME which enables me to type it with predictive texts so that we can type it faster. Google IME http://www.google.co.jp/ime/ ...
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https ( ssl secured ) local websites are not working in Safari and chrome in Mac Yosemeti. How can I fix this?

As a developer, I will be running and testing the webapps that I am developing in my local. But Chrome and safari are not allowing me to hit my local server with ssl enabled. ...
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Application for OS X to send more power to USB Hub

Does anybody know a Mac OS app to override the usb power settings in order to send more power to an USB Hub.
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Problem with external Monitor, flickering green when using graphics extension cables

using Mac Pro first generation any type of graphics extension cable makes my cinema display have flickering green over the black ares of the screen if i connect directly to the cinema display the ...
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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mac os x - usb hid - how the receive device added / device removed callbacks? [closed]

I'm a beginner at programming on mac os x. I am following this tutorial. And I have this program: #include <stdio.h> #include <IOKit/hid/IOHIDManager.h> #include ...
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Process Flow Diagams - Chemical Engineering

Can anyone suggest software for making Process Flow diagrams on Mac OS alike the ones available for Windows like Ansys?
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Little Snitch reports outgoing connections from Mach Kernel — am I infected?

I monitor all my traffic using Little Snitch. Recently, I've noticed strange IP addresses making connections to the "mach_kernel" process. Most of these IP addresses seem to originate from other ...
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Can't mirror Mac to HDTV after Upgrading to Yosemite

System Preferences has changed after upgrading to Yosemite - it now shows Airplay features and gone are the previous selections to mirror. How can I mirror my Mac's screen to the HDTV with Yosemite?
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Mac Stuck on one volume even if it is set on mute after removing headphones

My Mac is currently stuck at one volume after removing my headphones. I restarted it and tried to put in my headphones again which was fine (even before putting headphones) but when I remove it, it ...
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How do I delete one of my custom templates in Numbers - OS 10.10.1

I would like to delete one of my custom templates I made in Numbers - in previous OS versions you went to Library>iWork>Numbers>Templates and just trash it - but, since I updated to Yosemite - I only ...
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Mac OS stops for a minute

I have MacBook Pro Late 2008 version. Recently I updated my OS to Yosemite 10.10.1. Ever since I've installed it I've been experiencing problems. The screen would freeze and nothing except the ...
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Install oracle 12c database in OS X Yosemite without Virtual Machine

Can we install Oracle 12c Database without using any Virtual Machine ? Currently I have installed it in VMWare Fusion but it is consuming a lot of power.
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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How can I set up the internal HDD on my iMac to be able to connect to it from my laptop at college?

To better explain my question and what I am trying to do... my iMac is in my room in my parents house, and I want to be able to connect to my iMac's hard drive from about 300 miles away at college on ...
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In OS X, how does manually sandboxing an application from the internet compare to blocking it with Little Snitch?

I want to prevent inbound and outbound connections to one application. I can buy Little Snitch if it's the best option, but it feels like I wouldn't be getting much value out of it for that one use. ...
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Safari keeps Crashing due to External Modification Warning

In the last 24-hours my Safari has gone haywire. I cannot access the program to even get into my Safari Preferences without getting the following message! Any idea how to cure this? Process: ...
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Microsoft office for mac 2011 - product key issue

I installed microsoft office successfully using the product key last year. i moved jobs and deactivated the email address as it was a work one. I have tried inputting the product key again to ...
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VPN client disconnect immediately on Mac

I'm trying to setup a Cisco IPSec VPN connection. I've configured everything but when I try to connect, it seems to pass authentication but then immediately disconnects. I've looked at the logs using ...
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How to stream music from a Mac to an iOS device?

I have an MP3 file that I'd like to stream from my Mac to an iOS. I think VLC can be used to achieve this, but I couldn't find the right settings on the VLC app and in iOS. If I pick RTP multicast, ...
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Centrify Advantages

Before I spend a lot of money. What are the main benefits of using Centrify over the Mac's built in ability to bind to Active Directory? After many years of using the "magic triangle" and defining ...
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How to reformat a time machine drive to use on a PC

My sister used to be a mac user and recently switched to a PC. She has her mac stuff backed up on two hard drives, one is formatted as a time machine. We've transferred all her important files to the ...
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Inbox messages not visible after upgrading to Yosemite

Since I upgraded to Yosemite on January 3rd, my Apple mail app is misbehaving. When I get new messages from gmail, they show up in the Unread and Today mail folders but not in the overall Inbox ...
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How to access my Mac/my data when unable to login because of FileVault?

I restored my Mac to 10.6 since FileVault was not allowing me to log-in in Mavericks. However though I know the right password I'm getting an error trying to log-in. Now I don't have access to my Mac ...
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Problem with installing Java: java: command not found

I just installed Java 8.25 but I'm still not getting 'legacy' applications to work. I tried verifying the version in terminal: manfred$ java --version -bash: java: command not found I think there's ...