The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How to find how long a Mac App Store app installation will take

When installing something via the Mac App Store, Launchpad will happily show a progress bar but it's a very limited view. Is there any way to see how long, even if the estimate is inaccurate, the ...
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Mac App Store Debug - Save page source to disk

I've searched the net for this, but nobody seems to have the answer. Anyone knows where the "page source" gets saved when I select Debug - Save page source to disk from within the Mac App Store? Thank ...
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Why does the App Store think Xcode 4.2 is installed?

I'm trying to upgrade Xcode from 4.1 to 4.2. However App Store thinks that it's already up to date, which it is not. I am a registered Mac and iOS developer. I don't think 4.2 is under NDA. How ...
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Report a problem with an app I purchased on the Mac App Store

I have purchased an app on the Mac App Store which doesn't work at all on my computer. Is there a way to contact the App Store team and report the problem and maybe get a refund?
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Use Launchpad while downloading from AppStore

I am just getting set up with my first mac. The current annoyance is that I am downloading xcode from AppStore (2.5 GB!!), and every app in the Launchpad is hidden - there is just the downloading ...
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Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion?

The mac app store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?
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Ooops. How can I re-install the Mac App Store?

I'm running Mac OS X version 10.7.2. There's this app called app-zapper. It helps to remove the library and cache files from apps when you want to get rid of an app by "zapping" it. I needed to shave ...
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How can I relist an App in App Store Purchased list that was inadvertently deleted?

I inadvertently deleted the wrong App from the list of purchased Apps in the Mac App store. I would like to get it back. How can this be done? I was able to to "Re-Purchase" for free, by searching ...
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How can I fix an Install Failed error while installing Lion?

I downloaded the new OS X Lion from the App store. I am running the latest Snow Leopard on my 2010 15" Macbook Pro. During the download, it somehow stopped while I was away from the keyboard. When I ...
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Mac App Store works like trying to open iTunes via browser

Greets everyone. I've updated to 10.6.6 but my Mac App Store doesn't behave well - see screen below: It seems to be constantly trying to open iTunes for some reason. BTW, I'd logged in iTunes with ...
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Can't download OS X Mavericks

I'm on OS X Lion (10.7.5) and still cannot download OS X Mavericks (10.9). There is no progress bar on the Mac App Store. Also, it is not resumable. Whenever I pause the download and shutdown/reboot ...
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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Two copies of Lion installed on one computer, now the App Store won't install apps

I have installed Mac OS X an additional HDD. So my MacBook now has two copies of OS X, and I can select which one to boot when it starts – great. The only catch is that, if all my hard drives are ...
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Installing Xcode with iOS 4.3 device simulator?

I installed Xcode 4.3.1 two days ago. I need to access the iOS 4.3 device simulator, but it is not available in the new Xcode. So I went to Xcode > Preferences > Download (tab) and downloaded the ...
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How can I get Angry Birds on my Mac?

I tried using iTunes, but it only seems to have downloads for iPhone and iPad only. How can I get a version I can play on my iMac?
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Mac App Store purchases are missing

When I click on the tab Purchases in the Mac App Store, I'm missing purchases that I've never removed. How can I get them back to show in the purchase history?
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How can I force the Mac app store to re-install an application?

For some reason, I cannot convince the app store that an application (Xcode, in this case) is not installed. I have deleted /Developer (which only contained an old, busted Xcode 3.2.3) and tried to ...
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Which websites provide alternative listing of Mac App Store content?

For iOS there is quite a few websites providing a alternative ways to browse through the many apps and also provides neat info about it's popularity. What websites are there for the Mac App Store? I ...
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Mac App Store: Don't show updates for an uninstalled app

I downloaded the free trial ('lite') version of an app on the Mac App Store. I didn't like the app, so I uninstalled it from my computer. However, the App Store wants me to install updates for this ...
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How to contact Apple for the Mac store billing support?

I've recently registered to the Mac Store and provided the credit card though I didn't plan to buy anything immediately. Some people say that there is an option "no card" when registering, but I ...
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Mac App Store Download Failure - Clear Cache?

I bought a program on the Mac App Store (Desk) on one of my computers. I am running Yosemite on a different computer and I tried to install the program from the Mac App Store - while I was on a ...
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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...
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Mac App Store thinks I don't have any apps installed

Okay, I have the weirdest problem. All the apps in my 'Purchases' tab show either 'Install' or 'Download', most of the apps I currently have installed, but non the less it doesn't recognise them. This ...
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No X button on App Store downloaded apps icons in Launchpad “jiggle mode”

I can't seem to uninstall Mac App Store purchased applications. I know that holding down the Option key or clicking and holding on the app icon to make the icons start jiggling so you can uninstall ...
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if iPhoto came with my Mac, can I still get free updates after Mountain Lion?

Since: I got iPhoto included with my MacBook Pro, not from the Mac App Store Mountain Lion is replacing Software Update with the Mac App Store Will I still be able to get free iPhoto updates with ...
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Software Update in Mountain Lion

Can anyone who has upgraded to Mountain Lion confirm that software updating is now done through the App Store and no longer through the Software Update utility? If this is the case, does this mean ...
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How many apps are the Mac AppStore?

Is there a way to find out today how many applications are in the Mac AppStore approximately?
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Apple App Store continues to show Xcode 4.1 “Installed” even though I have uninstalled it.

Ok, so Xcode 4.1 was working fine and I did the incremental update to 4.1.1 at the App Store when it came out a few days ago. Nothing has been stable since that update. So I found on Stackoverflow ...
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Can I hide software updates in Mavericks?

In 10.9.2 (not sure about earlier versions of .9) I can find no way to stop the nagging software update requests from the App Store. I've heard of people uninstalling software which works in some ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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Manage Apple devices for small company

What's the best way to manage 10-20 Apple computers for a small company? All the devices are purchased and owned by the company. We want to be to reassign computers from one person to another, and ...
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Spotlight won't find apps after AppStore updates them

This started happening with Type2Phone, an app from Houdah Software. Every time after I would update the app via the AppStore, Spotlight would no longer find the app (I use Spotlight for app ...
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How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
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You have updates available on another account

I received this Mac as a gift. Everything worked fine, now in the App Store the default applications GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto refuse to update, since it asks for the Apple ID of the previous ...
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Is it legal to install a personal copy of Final Cut Pro X on my work computer?

I work at a private school, but also do freelance video work on the side. I own a copy of Final Cut Pro X through the App Store, and was curious if it were legitimate for me to install this on the ...
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Cannot purchase from Mac App Store (“Connection failure” msg)

I have a 2008 MBP with 10.7.4. I use a WIFI and ethernet connection. I cannot purchase or download anything in the Mac App store on my computer. I can, using other folk's computers. After putting in ...
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Updating OS to 10.7.3 with slow internet

My internet connection is very slow, and I need to update my OS to 10.7.3. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions as in how to download from another computer and install it on my MacBook?
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Will Lion download from Mac App Store resume if network connection interrupted?

I'm contemplating downloading it but I'm in an area prone to connectivity outages. Or does it install a pre-loader which then downloads the actual disk image (which I can curl)?
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How to re-download OS X Lion from 10.6.8

I purchased OS X 10.7 lion about two years ago, and installed it on my Mac running 10.6.8. A couple of hours ago I re-formatted my computer and re-installed Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard from the ...
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Update Xcode from 4.6.1 to 4.6.3 for Homebrew

I have installed Xode downloading the DMG (not from the Mac App Store). Now each time I run brew doctor it says: Your Xcode (4.6.1) is outdated Please install Xcode 4.6.3. But In App Store > ...
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Why might the App Store draw variable-type strings in place of actual values?

I have just formatted my drive, and performed a fresh install of Mac OS X Mountain Lion from USB flash drive. When doing my first Software Update, within the App Store application, under the Updates ...
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App Store for Business

How can business users update to Mac OS X 10.8 on existing machines? My question regards a business with about 2 dozen Macs currently running 10.6.8 in Germany. The licenses would need to be floating ...
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Phantom Update Stuck In Mac App Store

About a year ago I downloaded the "<3 Sudoku Daily" (click for MAS link) app from the Mac App Store. After a while I decided I didn't want it anymore, so I deleted it by putting the application ...
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From Mac App Store to an external hard drive

Is there any way to download and store app bought from the Mac App Store in an external hard drive and also being able to update them? (I'm especially interested in doing this with Xcode)
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How to setup iTunes account in a business environment and can you share app purchases?

I'm considering switching to Mac's for our new in-house marketing and graphic design department. Currently we use CS5 master suite collection and the licenses can be reappointed from pc to Mac. I ...
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How do I troubleshoot “An error has occurred” when trying to update the Kindle app in the Mac App Store?

I'm able to update other apps, but for several days now I get "An error has occurred" when I press the Update button for the Kindle app: I wonder if the App Store is confused since it's displaying ...
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How can I save the Mavericks download from the App Store to minimize downloads? [duplicate]

I really don't want to download 5.5 gigs on every Mac in my house - how can I recover and reuse the Maverick's download from one Mac to another?
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What is the correct way to take screenshot for the Mac App Store Submission?

I wanna submit my app to the mac app store. Mac App Store is asking for the screenshot of the dimensions 1280x800, 1440x900, 2880x1800 or 2560x1600. My samsung display does not support this ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...