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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Realtime SCART input with audio on an iMac

I was just wondering if there's any hardware I could purchase which would allow me to basically use my iMac as a television, for analogue signals mainly as I can already watch digital content on it ...
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Issue with creating a symbolic link inside /System folder

I am trying to make a symbolic link inside the /System folder and even if I run the command as su I get the following error message. macbook-pro:~ root# cd /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.18 ...
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Could not create symlink for “/Users”

I want to create symbolic link for /Users to /home. So i tried to execute ln -s \Users \home. which gave me error ln: /home/Users: Operation not supported. Any way to do this? Thanks
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How to perform the Lookup Multi-Touch gesture using Magic Mouse?

I ofter use the Lookup Multi-Touch gesture while browsing the Internet using the three finger tap on my Trackpad. How to do the same using Magic Mouse?
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How to remotely access a Mac from my iOS app?

I'd like to remotely access a Mac mini from my iPad app. The simplest method appears to be via SSH but I've read this requires jailbreaking the iPad and I don't want that. Is there an 'Apple ...
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Blank Mail screen which then crashes but reminas open in background

The title sums it up. Once opened it simply doesn't show any emails and then eventually seems to crash but is open in the background still not showing anything.
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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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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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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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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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Backup/sync Mac photo to external hard drive

It's already making me crazy - as a newbie with Mac. I have problem with backup/sync of my pictures. I would like to backup pictures from Photo library (Photo app) to external HDD but more like sync. ...
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Lost Pages file in iCloud after update to Yosemite

Recently I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite and after that all of my Pages files which were saved in iCloud in my MacBook are lost and I can't find them in in my MacBook or in icloud.com online. Is ...
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how do I reconnect my mini mac to wireless keyboard and mouse after a reboot

after a reboot my mini mac seems to have lost pairing with both wireless keyboard and mouse. How do I go forward from here?
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MacBook Mail Issue

I added an new Gmail account to my Mac OS X Mail app in the Dock and it says it's there except I don't get email from that particular account. I opened up the setting for the email and this image is ...
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Extended Desktop to Mac book from Macbook pro

I have two Mac one is mac book and other Is Mac book Pro and i am looking for a way so i can use macbook as a extended Monitor for MAc BOok Pro. is there a way to do it . thanks in advance
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How can I cache DNS entries for longer than the DNS server specifies (mac mavericks)

My broadband provider is terrible. It forces the use of its own DNS servers, which I have never seen take less than 2 seconds to respond, and often longer. What I would like to do is cache their ...
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Disable Spotlight for Non-Current Boot Volume

I'm fully aware of the ways in which to disable Spotlight for a volume (.metadata_never_index etc.) but this question is more specific. Let me give you a bit of background. I have a Mid 2010 MacBook ...
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Google Chrome quits on open

When I open Google Chrome, it shuts down all by itself. This is on a MacBook Pro Retina. I reinstalled Chrome, but the problem still exists. OS X version : 10.10.3 Process: Google ...
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Is my unsaved Quicktime player movie recording still on the hard drive somewhere?

I recorded a movie (File > New Movie Recording) using Quicktime Player and when I stopped I accidentally clicked "Don't Save" instead of "Save". Is that recorded content still on the hard drive ...
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Where does Alfred store web searches?

Where does Alfred store default and custom web searches that you create on your Mac?
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blank popup appear when updating mac

when i wanted to update the mac, this thing appear, so i can't. maybe it's cuz of some apps that i've downloaded, but i couldn't know which one is! i need to update the mac. i tried to search for ...
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Unable to change volume size on WD My Passport Wireless

I have been trying to partion my WD My Passport External harddrive that has already got data on it. All of the guides I see on the internet tell you to resize the current volume to do so. I don't have ...
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Curiously removed permissions

I have a severe permissions' issue. I hope there are some really clever people out there, who might know how to solve this using the Terminal, expert-level hacking or in some really simple way so I at ...
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Split screen app for Mac?

I'm aware of applications such as this which allow windows to be "halved", allowing the screen to be divided up. But are there any apps out there that split the Mac screen within applications and ...
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Restarting automatically

My macbook pro automatically restarting and it shows your computer restarted because of a problem... How can I solve this problem?
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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine

Google Play Music Manager app (GPMM) doesn't allow connecting to more than 2 accounts from the same machine. Apparently they limit it based on the MAC address of your network adapter. I tried to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Folders disappeared from iCloud Drive following path name change

So that GNU Make could access my iCloud Drive folder, I removed the space in 'Mobile Documents'. So I changed my iCloud Drive path from: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ to ~/Library/MobileDocuments/ ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini after system update

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model. Earlier when I used OX X 10.7.5 my microphone was working fine. I updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working. In System ...
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How to install Office 365 across all user accounts on one computer (OS X Yosemite)?

I have a new Mac with OS X Yosemite, which came with a 1 year Office 365 personal subscription. This is the family computer and I have set up 3 user accounts. I installed Office 365 through my ...
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Show hidden files from windows PC on Mac

I created some hidden files in windows and copied them on pen drive. Now i want to see those files in Mac but not able to see. please tell how i can see those files ? thanks
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installation os x on Mac pro 2 from scratch

I purchased mac pro 2 model no# a1186 few days ago with a new Hard drive . Now im trying to install os x from usb. i made bootable usb through another mac mini machine by formatting it through disk ...
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in ...
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Photoshop CS6 and NetBeans very sluggish and laggy on new rMBP 2014

So I have this problem with Photoshop CS6 and NetBeans being very sluggish and laggy on my new rMBP 2014 15" 16GB RAM. It's running perfectly fine on my iMac 2009 21" 4GB RAM school computer, except ...
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My wireless network connection gets lost frequently (OS X 10.10.2)

I have long periods of time with no working internet because my 802.11 wlan connection gets lost frequently. This only occurs on my Mac. It runs OS X 10.10.2. When showing the desktop after starting ...
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Where is downloaded adobe file stored before its extracted and installed?

When downloading a trial product from adobe through the creative cloud manager, where is the compressed install file temporarily stored before its extracted and installed?
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning ball of death?

I got this error with everyday tasks. I tried verifying disk, permission. fsck -fy - files has been modified, then disk is ok. I repaired keychain. Do you have any idea what causes this problems? ...
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How can use ssh to connect to my university network over VPN

I am still a beginner with using terminal. I am trying to ssh from my mac at home to a linux at my university. I am using VPN to connect to the network. When I ping the IP address of the computer I ...
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Mac Encrypted HDD Please help!

Hi everyone I have encrypted a partition of an external hard drive from the mac desktop. I pressed that key button then pressed memorable and it changed my entire password unknowingly. I need help. ...
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Is it possible to reserve exact amount of space for the indexing and virtual memory?

Is it possible to reserve exact amount of space for the indexing and virtual memory? I have Macbook Air with 128 GB SDD (with OS X Yosemite). When I run out of memory (free space less than 1 GB) the ...
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I'm not able to remotely connect with other Macs using Screen Sharing by default VNC feature

I've a MBP with OS X Yosemite & I want to remotely connect with other Macs over internet, primarily for troubleshooting purpose. I currently use TeamViewer but I'm not satisfied with it.
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Mac Mini crashes multiple times a day

I have been having trouble with my mac mini. It randomly crashes several times a day. Sometimes it seems to be triggered by using any browser, but Chrome is the worst. Youtube seems to be the biggest ...
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Just bought MBPr and cannot connect to appstore

Whenever I try to connect to app store I got this error: I tried everything I could find in internet, but always the same problem. OSX: Yosemite Model: MBPr 15 mid-2014 Any help?
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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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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 ...