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How can I share media from phone to computer via bluetooth: video

My home internet connection is limited to 1mbs down which makes it very hard to watch videos on my computer. However my cellular connection is a very respectable 50mbs down, making videos on my phone ...
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Unhide desktop icons

I recently had tried to make some hidden desktop icons on my desktop following the instructions found here. I am on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I ended up somehow making every file a hidden file. The ...
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Mac OS X - File Open Dialog: Can't sort or resize columns

I'm having a problem where when I go to File > Open; I can't resize the different columns.
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Authentication required when moving files into library?

I was trying to add a view files into my Mac's Library & I can't move anything without the authentication popping up... I do not know the password so I was wondering if there was any way to get ...
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Only 3 FPS on Mac mini, boot camp, windows 7

Using the GPU test tool from FurMark i get only 3 FPS. In normal use I notice it when playing fullscreen videos: When the video pans horizontal i get these stripes across the picture. My setup is ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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Reading a Mac IICi and SE hard drive on another computer

I have a Macintosh IICi and SE hard drive. My understanding is both are SCSI. I know one of the two is a Quantum P40S (the one from the mac IICi) I also have a PowerMac G4 that works very nicely and ...
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Macbook sometimes drops my wifi connection and can't reconnect for a few minutes

Every now and then my macbook will drop my home wifi connection and the network will not be visible in the list of available networks for a few minutes leaving me unable to reconnect. Eventually my ...
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Automator: Issue with nested folders

Can anybody explain how can I do this: Add to context menu in finder element nested folders which contains of : nested folders - template one - template two - template three and each ...
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Is there a way to delete something off your computer but not your itunes account?

Memory on my computer is running low. Is there a way to remove stuff from my iTunes account (like delete them from my computer) and still have them on my account (not delete them off my account) so ...
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How Can I install Java on mac [duplicate]

I want to install java plug-in in firefox . I read that installing java plug-in is not secure. EDIT1 : Can anyone please tell me why java installation is not secure, and should I install it or not. ...
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Customizing Pages' outline using paragraph styles

My document in Pages 4.2 for Mac has custom paragraph styles for a couple of levels of headings. I'd like to get a bird's eye view of my document that shows only those headings, not the paragraphs in ...
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How can I view all Wi-Fi network names (SSIDs) in my area?

I live in an area dense with Wi-Fi coverage. Eight SSIDs show from my menu bar dropdown, but I know there are more. Where can I view a full list of networks in my area? (I'm on a 2011 MacBook Air ...
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How to ensure that Mac in network always remains connected to local Mac?

I have a Mac on my LAN which we use it as server. From other Macs, we have to always connect it via Go -> Connect To Server. Is there a way by which I can have my Mac server always visible rather ...
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Remove VIP mail box from sidebar in Mac Mail

I accidentally set one of my contacts to be a VIP in Mac Mail, it then added this folder in the image below into the sidebar, when i removed the VIP status of that contact the VIP folder still ...
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Can I control the sensitivity of the back gesture on the Magic Mouse?

So I stopped working from home last month and took my beloved Logitech to the office, which means I'm stuck with the horrendous Magic Mouse here at home now. Whenever I'm wanting to go back in ...
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Why does my mac drop connection to my network regularly

I have had my macbook air for almost a year with no problems however over the last couple of weeks it keeps dropping its connection to my network on a regular basis. The only way to fix it is for me ...
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Mac stops responding temporarily

My iMac stops responding and if I click in any program the wait-wheel appears, most animations ( web pages animations,apps and others) stop, but after a few seconds it starts working again,... after a ...
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Can I send and receive iMessage on Mac without buying an iPhone?

I have an Apple ID. Macbook Air has iMessage installed. But I cannot figure why I cannot send and receive iMessage to friends. I can only receive messages from myself. Can you explain how iMessage ...
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How to get screen to display a notification or indicator when Caps Lock is turned on or toggled?

I'm on OS X Mountain Lion and would like to know how to do this. I know the button has a light to indicate, but I'd like have and indication on the screen.
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How do I map the keyboard media control keys to switch tabs instead?

These days I get all my music needs from streaming websites, so the media keys on my keyboard are basically useless to me: I want to map them to cmd+[ and cmd+], which is the shortcut to change ...
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Does a mac support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)?

Does a mac with USB 3.0 support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)? If it does, how can we enable it in OS X and bootcamp? I need better speeds for my external RAID.
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How do I delete empty rows in excel but not empty cells in rows with information in them?

I am working with a large excel spreadsheet and I need to delete all the rows that are completely blank. I do not want to delete rows or cells with any information in any of the columns. Thanks in ...
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Unable to install Internet Explorer on MAC OS X 10.7.4

I have a mac mini containing MAC OS X 10.7.4 I must need to go through some sites / links which are strictly allowed only for InternetExplorer, So that i installed ie on my mac, while open ie ...
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iMessage stopped working on Mac

Recently, iMessage won't sign in on my MacBook Air (10.8.4). I opened up Messages a couple of days ago, and my iMessage account was signed out. Upon trying to sign back in, I get a message reading: ...
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is there anything like ditto for Mac

I'm looking for a clipboard manager like ditto (PC) for mac. meaning it store ~40 items. And it has some extra utilities: *searching initems *pasing plain text *keeping images as well other ...
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text diff for mac OS

I see someone has already asked a similar questions, Diff application with posibility to input text manually but got no answer. I'm looking for a software that compares diff between 2 text block ...
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Why is my Mac using so much memory?

When I got my Mac Mini with 4GB RAM I thought it would be enough, since on my Windows machines I never hit past 3GB – but I was wrong. So I ordered 16GB of RAM, but one of the sticks was bad, so I ...
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Making an app window smaller on a mac

When I open some apps, the window for the app is huge. I know I can resize the window by going to bottom right and corner and using mouse. I was just wondering is there some quicker way using keys ...
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What is the default speaking rate for the speech synthesis program?

I've been looking all over the internet, but I can't seem to find out the default speaking rate for the in-built speech synthesis program on Mac OS. say "What to say" -r <rate> As shown above ...
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Mac Book Pro - View movie while keyboard disabled?

I have a toddler that wants to push all the keys while watching a video or movie. Can I disable the keyboard while he is watching it? OR Is there a hard snap on cover that can go over the keyboard and ...
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Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X

Currently I am using Alfred's filesystem navigation capabilities. It's pretty awesome, but sometimes I want fuzzy-search to match not only the filename but the full path. E.g. I want to find a pdf ...
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What's the most recent Mac that will run Leopard?

We have edit bays (13) and use Mac Pro 2.1's and Mac Pro 4.1's both dual Xenon quad core. When a computer dies, we usually look for the same motherboard which are getting harder to find over time. ...
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How to Move Photos out of an Event and into the Main section of iphoto?

I have created many events over the years of having my mac... and I am noticing that my events are becoming very jumbled from importing photos over the years and just tossing them into the closest ...
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How do I connect to my own shared folders on a Mac?

On my Windows 8 PC, I can go to the "Network" page to see all networked computers, including my own. On my Mac, on the "Network" page I can see all networked computers, EXCEPT my own. I'd like to be ...
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If I temporarily remove an external HD from my Mac, then re-introduce it a few weeks later, will Time Machine back it all up again?

If I remove an external hard drive from my Mac, then re-introduce it a few weeks later, will Time Machine back it all up again as if it were a new drive, or will it just back up the changes that were ...
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How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?

The short question is: if I have an app (Chrome) that keeps on crashing on app start up, how do I reinstall the app totally so it will run again? (removing the app and download and reinstall won't ...
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Getting performance measurement tools from Linux on Mac OS X

Mac OS X doesn't seem to have the Linux performance tools perf, pidstat, or mpstat. What other software has equal functionality on OS X? Or, how can I install these?
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Split Quicktime Clip Collection Into Individual Videos

For whatever reason, my camcorder saves recorded videos as "clips" all bundled into a massive AVCHD movie file. I can open each clip individually and manually export it through Quicktime, but this is ...
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How do I interpret the output of Mac's 'sample' tool

I have a process that is running on OS X which has some problems and the 'sample' tool on the Mac seems like the best way to debug the problem. Unfortunately, the only documentation I can find for it ...
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Is it possible to add other networked sources to the Apple Dictionary program?

The standard Apple Dictionary program in Lion provides access to Wikipedia. This appears to be a direct look-up (i.e., not to a cached local copy of Wikipedia). I'd like to add other sources that ...
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In iPhone Configuration Utility error while exporting Configuration Profile

I create a Configuration Profile for VPN in iPhone Configuration Utility but when i try to export that profile i get error on console *** -[__NSPlaceHolderArray initWithObjects:count:]: attempt to ...
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Transfer of money from old Apple ID to new Apple ID [duplicate]

Is there anyway I can transfer my iTunes giftcard from my old Apple ID account to my new Apple ID account?
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Cannot get postfix to listen on wifi interface (en1)

I have a Mac running 10.8.4 which I am using as a server which is only connected to my network via Wifi (en1), however I cannot get the stock postfix process to listen on en1. I have tried a variety ...
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Can the 2009 Mac mini work with its optical drive removed?

I wonder if the Mac mini 2009 needs the optical drive for work, or if I can just remove it? I don't need it at all and have an external drive just in case. I will replace the HDD with an SSD and want ...
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Safari window always highlight

Is there a way to have a Safari window (or just a tab) always highlighted? I mean, when using other programs, have a piece of screen occupied by a Safari window (resized, obviously).
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How to restore deleted applications on system preferences using pref setter?

some of my mac 10.5 system preferences items such as, General, desktop and screen saver, sound, dock, display, users and group, bluetooth, start up desk, speech, and time machine are all gone. I can't ...
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Mac Pro 10.7 - aftermarket dvd drive hangs on restart

Drive works fine, but on restart or after a required restart from app installation - the OS looks for CD in drive. Mac will not get to the login screen. It hangs and i can see a green light on dvd ...
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Are there any benefits to deleting unused Mac OS X kernel extensions?

I find that many of the kernel extensions in /System/Library/Extensions are inapplicable to my MacBook, such as extensions for fibre channel cards, firewire, graphics cards I don't have, etc. Is there ...
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How can I disable any external traffic to my port 80?

I don't want others on the same network (or any network!) to be able to access my machine at port 80, where I have dev websites. I've tried adding this rule to ipfw: deny tcp from any to any ...