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Turn off or adjust Dictation popup in Mac

In Mavericks, whenever I used Dictation, the little popup window would adjust to the left side of the text in Word, Pages, etc. However, since upgrading to Yosemite, this has been "fixed" and adjusts ...
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How to copy old Hard drive to new SSD [duplicate]

I have a 2013 Macbook pro with SSD 256gb. I'm would like to upgrade the SSD to 512gb.So I want to copy all its contest on the 256gb to the new 512gb. What is better way for this? additionally, MAC OS ...
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Not supported input when switching from external TV to monitor on Yosemite

I'm using a LogiLink Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2013, 15", non-retina) to external screens - Dell monitor (through an HDMI-DVI cable) at my desk and a Samsung TV ...
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I want to create a simple Window Manager application for Mac OS X. How to start? [on hold]

I want to start creating Mac applications and, as my first project, I would like to implement a simple Window Manager for OS X. The idea is an application where the user could set a number of rows, ...
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ibooks error: “Zero Kb of 9.22 EB” on Yosemite and failed downloads

I have recently upgraded from OS X mavericks to yosemite in a new mac mini. The previously downloaded ibooks are available to read while the new free ibooks like "Apps At Work" AND "iPad Profiles ...
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usbmuxd takes all sockets : no other network connection possible

Our build bot Mac mini has a big problem since a few weeks: It seems that usbmuxd will open plenty of sockets and let them linger around. At some point, there are more than 50000 sockets opened in ...
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how to convert windows drivers for mac

I have a wireless model, but they have provided the driver for Windows only. I would like to use it in my MacBook. To convert it to Linux, I found there's a tool called ndiswrapper. But I need a ...
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Wireless keyboard does not connect to mac mini

I have just changed the batteries in my Apple Wireless keyboard for my mac mini. It is the only Apple device I own besides my iPhone. Meanwhile I have been logged out of OSX and I now need to login ...
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Mac mini connected display not showing full screen

I just got the new Mac Mini and plugged in my display, but it's not showing the full screen. Here's how it looks like: Is there any way to fix this?
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Changing AD names - what to do with Macs with local AD users

We will be changing the format of our Active Directory usernames in the near future. This is going the effect about 200 users with Macs with local home directories. The main goal is to have the users ...
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How to make the Finder's search result in Mac OS X ordered by time it's been found?

When in the Finder you search for a file or folder, the list of result gets refreshed with different order as the search is in progress. This is very annoying because most of the time I can see the ...
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Gmail message about safari

When I try to access my gmail account the following message appears: "This version of Safari is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser." I know my safari version is: Version ...
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Can't log in to FaceTime

I have a problem with FaceTime. On my MacBook, when I try to log in into my FaceTime it says Your Apple ID "my e-mail-address" can not be used for FaceTime. Now, on my iPad & iPhone it does ...
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OSX and Windows Bootcamp give different system information

I have a Mac mini late 2012 running the i5 2.5 processor. In the mac system information it has number of cores - 2, however if I boot to Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition the system information ...
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Deleted hidden files and now Mac won't boot, how do I fix this?

My friend deleted some hidden files on his Mac (OS X 10.9.4) laptop. After restarting his laptop the Mac just shows loading progress bar and nothing else. How can we restore the hidden files and get ...
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Deleted partition with Disk Utility, can't add new one

I had three partitions on my 750 GB HDD on my 2012 MacBook Pro top end: - 'Macintosh HD' at 646.4 GB - 'Recovery HD' at 650 MB - 'disk05' at 100 GB Earlier I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on disk05, ...
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How to forward all notifications to Growl app?

I have Growl 2 and i want to forward all notifications from Notification Center to Growl. Can I do that? Reason for that is: I want to display all notification at the bottom of the screen, not at the ...
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How to export Contacts version 9.0 data or .abbu file to .csv or other usable spreadsheet format

In the newest Apple Contacts version 9.0, how do you export all contacts or an .abbu file to a .csv file or other usable spreadsheet format? Dragging and dropping to Numbers does not work. Exporting ...
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Microsoft OneNote Version 15.2.2 - Embedding Emails from Outlook

I am utilizing Microsoft OneNote version 15.2.2 on a Mac. Is it possible to embed emails from Outlook in the Notebook that can be opened? I have figured out a way to drop the email into the Notebook, ...
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Did Apple drop the keyword 'Server' from the Mac Mini category?

With the new line up of Mac Minis we can have up to 16 GB of RAM, and 3.0 GHz CPU, and therefore they can act as a server. But why did Apple just drop the 'Server' keyword from the Mac Mini category?
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Make dock appear on both screens at the same time

I have an external screen connected to my mac. I have my Dock configured to be always displayed (not hiding it below the screen) How do I make the Dock appear on both screens at the same time?
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Associated applications won't change all in 'get info' finder window

I have two versions of Photoshop running on my mac. By default it opens .psd and .jpg files with one (the older version). I want to change that and know I have to change this in the get info box from ...
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How do I find what my DPI setting is in OS X?

I don't have a retina display, and display settings doesn't show any relevant info. How can I see what my DPI in OS X is?
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Mac Terminal view is Screen Sharing is Enabled

Is there a way to use Terminal to check to see if Screen Sharing/Remote Desktop is enabled? Or is there a file which will have a YES/NO of it? The one catch; it must work without sudo or admin ...
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Purchased MacBook Pro a day after Yosemite release but got Mavericks instead

I know they probably have stocks to finish, but I waited precisely one day after the presentation of Yosemite (October 16) to order my new Mac hoping it will come with Yosemite preinstalled. Bummer, ...
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How can I run a script or app as sudo with a click?

I have a certain program that doesn't work right unless I run it as sudo. I don't mind having to type in my password, but I'd like to get out of the whole process of opening command line and typing ...
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My Mac keeps playing a sound every now and then

After I updated to OS X Yosemite, I have noticed that I keep hearing a sort of 'chime' sound every now and then, randomly. I don't know what it is, and it seems to happen often when I'm watching ...
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Trying to make a portable Mac Pro.

Is there a third party way to use a Mac Pro as the "computer" and a laptop as the Screen, mouse, keyboard, speaker, ext?
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Yosemite Problems - Mac OS X Base System

I am trying to clean install Yosemite, not using a bootable usb. Instead, I want to upgrade to Yosemite from Mavericks, then erase my Macintosh HD (I will leave my bootcamp) from recovery mode then ...
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Question about Mail. How to limit amount stored locally. Where is mail stored?

I'm new to Macs and have a question about my MacBook Air OSX 10.9.1 and mail. I'm getting a "Startup disk full" message* and one thing I highly suspect is the mail. Even if it's not the culprit, I'm ...
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Newbie question on getting back hard drive space

I'm relatively new to Macs (PC guy) and my MacBook Air (1.8 GHz I5) running 10.9.1 OSX is reporting that the Startup disk is full. I'm trying to figure out what is taking up the room and how to clean ...
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MAC DualBoot Kali Linux [duplicate]

My MAC: MacBook Pro(13-Inch, Mid 2012) My OS: MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10 How can i DualBoot, or boot from USB: Kali Linux?
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MacBook Pro Retina problems Wifi connection

i recently bought a power Mac but it recognizes my dedicated wifi but when I got to open a window no connection. And that's when it connects on wifi after many attempts. My iPhone and iPad are ...
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How do I adjust the time Mac Mail takes to mark messages “read”?

It takes a number of seconds before Mac Mail marks a message as "read". I would like for it to take no more than 0.5 seconds, though instantaneous would be best. How can I adjust the time required to ...
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Unable to boot into ElementaryOS on MacBook after PRAM reset

I installed ElementaryOS on a separate partition of my HDD. Not sure what happened but the audio in OSX stopped working after the installation. After trying everything else, I found resetting the ...
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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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Deleting formula sources without destroying formula output, using Numbers for Mac

I would like to delete the source column for a formula in Numbers 3.2.2, without destroying values in the formula's output column. Specifically, I have a column of "Last, First" names, which I parse ...
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Unforward another email account from iCloud

I have another email account forwarded to ICloud and now I want to remove the account and discontinue forwarding the emails. I went into Preferences, but the Remove From Server option was grayed. ...
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Trying to encrypt external HD . GPT scheme required . Do not want to erase data

Hey so i'm trying to encrypt my external hard drive (Seagate) and I right clicked on it and selected Encrypt [name] from the menu. Made my password but could not move forward because I got the error ...
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Cannot find users on login screen - only guest login available

I am using OS X Mavericks and when I boot the machine I only see the guest login. When I log in as a guest everything functions correctly but I can't access my files.. I ran OSX utilities and all my ...
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Mac App Store Won't Open on Macbook Pro

For the past few weeks my Mac App Store hasn't been loading correctly. Occasionally it does, but i'd say this has only been once or twice in the last month. Here's a link of what it looks like: ...
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Apple Script - FIND files containing… in prefix, in ALL SUBFOLDERS, COPY

I'm looking for an Apple Script that will: REFERENCE a list of names in a column on an Excel sheet (not complete file names). SEARCH a specified folder, including subfolders FIND file names that ...
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Can I just copy an application from a MAC and paste it to another MAC?

As the title suggest, can I just copy and paste an application to my new MAC instead of downloading them all over again? Or is there another way to do this?
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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Unpacking .bundle files via terminal

There's a known method for unpacking .bundle by going to Show Package Contents, but what if that option is unavailable? There is a solution that works for .pkg files by using the pkgutil --expand ...
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How to restore OS X to out of box / factory experience prior to reselling?

I'm ready to resell my Mac, and I'd like to prepare it for the new user, giving them factory-like out of box experience. Even better, I'd like the system to be fully updated, yet come up with no user ...
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10.9.5 mac pro - cannot ssh out

I cannot ssh to any server. ssh -vvv joe@ip OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/joe/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config ...
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What is the OS X equivalent to the free command to show buffer and cache memory?

The free command displays the buffer and cache memory on Linux. What is the command to show the equivalent information for an OS X machine?
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How can I change the text on the shutdown window?

When you press the power button on a mac laptop, a window is shown that reads "Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?" An image of the power symbol is shown next to this text and at the ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...