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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How do I copy text from vi?

I installed zsh, and I'm using vi. I want to copy a line from vi to somewhere else. How may I do this?
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I want to buy an old mac with 10.5 (leopard) but the disks were lost during a move.

The owner wants to wipe the disk clean to remove his personal info. He also has 3rd party applications that will be lost. Is there any way to move the operating system and 3rd party apps to another ...
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How do I create a script to create/modify local admin accounts?

This question is almost exactly what I need for my project at work. We have approx. 400 Macs on our campus, and the problem is they were not all set up identically. There are at least 4 different ...
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How To Turn Off Mac’s Monitor screen

How can I turn off tmy Mac's monitor. I know I can turn off the display by setting a hot cornet or by using ctrl + shift + Eject but I dont want this. I want to leave my Mac on and connect to it via ...
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“PowerPC applications are no longer supported” – Microsoft Office

I am running on Mac OS X 10.8.2. I have a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, and haven’t had a problem using it, until a recent update! Since then, whenever I try to open it I get the following ...
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Numbers 3 - How to apply custom chart style

Using Numbers 3.0 with Mavericks. I am creating a bunch of scatter plots in numbers. I want to remove the big bubbly data point symbols and simply display the data as connected points. Setting this ...
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Install COBOL on OSX Lion

Is there any way to install COBOL on OSX Lion? I tried installing OpenCobol 1.1 for Mac http://www.opencobol.org/ using fink using these command fink install open-cobol-1.0-1. Everything is installed ...
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Import images from HTC to Aperture

I have a HTC Desire X and I would like to import the images to Aperture (some are on device, some on card). Unfortunately, the device is not connected as mass storage even when HTC Sync Manager is on. ...
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Why is it called MagSafe?

I still get confused sometimes at the name MagSafe. Has it anything to do with the magnet in it? Why MagSafe? is it safer than other adapters?
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How do I turn my optibay hard drive into a slave storage?

I have a new SSD and my old hard drive installed in my optibay. My old hard drive currently has a Mac OS system on it, and I want to just wipe it so I can use it for storing my videos, and pictures. ...
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Are there informed speculations about what is the next Mac that is going to be upgraded? [closed]

There are five lines of Macs (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro), and AFAIK Apple has almost always updated only one at a time, leaving the others a bit behind. Now, it should be easy ...
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Updating OSX Lion 10.7.5 to 10.8.4 so I can install xcode

The Mac App Store won't allow me to install xcode because I'd need osx version 10.8.4 or later. I did a system upgrade but I'm still at Mac osx lion 10.7.5. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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How can I play the sound from the audio in through my speakers?

I have got a Macbook Pro 15" that has both an audio in and out port. Now I would like to play the sound from an external device through the speakers of my Mac. How can I do that? I tried to just ...
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Mac App mysteriously remembers deleted settings

After evaluating several its demo version, I decided to buy Linkinus from the Mac App Store.¹ As I had played with the settings a bit, I wanted to do a clean reset before seriously using it. So I ...
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Converting .rtf to .doc/.dox with a service

I like to write in rich text with textedit and then do more complicated formatting tasks with Pages 5.0. However, Pages doesn't open rich text. To get the text into pages I either have to copy and ...
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How can I stop Outlook from storing emails on my hard drive Mac Outlook 2011

Outlook 2011 appears to store deleted emails on the hard drive 'somewhere' and then periodically dumps them back into my Inbox. How can I stop this from happening? I will get hundreds every few days!! ...
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How to remove locally synced contacts after iOS 7 and Mavericks upgrade

Is there a way to remove contacts from an iPhone running iOS 7 that has locally synced contacts and Calendars (On My Mac) now that the Mac has been updated to Mavericks?
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Risks of publishing the computer serial number on the Internet

I'm searching used Macs to buy in eBay. Some of the offered items show the computer's serial numbers in screenshots and/or plain text. Reading the Q&A Where to find factory list in apple serial ...
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Can I rotate presentations on Keynote on my iPhone?

I'm prototyping an app — including custom animations, etc — on Keynote for the Mac using a custom vertical template. I want to be able to see what this feels like underneath the thumb by opening up ...
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Logging Into A Mac using only an iOS Device?

If a keyboard becomes non functional, and a replacement is not readily available, or you may wish to login remotely to your Mac from another location perhaps: What options exist (if any) to login to ...
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Is it possible to upgrade mountain lion to mavericks from .raw file [closed]

I have a OS X mavericks in .raw extension. Is it possible to upgrade my mountain lion from it , if possible how I downloaded it from torrent which is zipped file which contains .raw file. I guess the ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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What does Control key do, other than its usage in terminal and right click?

So far I have been using control key to: Send control commands to terminal Occasionally do right click Does the key have any other function?
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How to know which program has just played sound?

At times, my computer suddenly played some annoying short sound (sounds like darrrt, seems not from the system), and it's so short that I have no idea where it comes from (and cannot capture it). Is ...
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How to install mod_pagespeed on Apache Server on Mac?

I'm trying to install mod_pagespeed for Apache server, but I can find instructions only for Linux. Is there any tutorial or description on how to do it on Mac?
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Monitor if users accessed my Mac when sharing was open to all?

I had opened sharing to everyone on my Mac as a "temporary" experiment to exchange files with another Mac. I forgot, and later that night when I went to shut down, the Mac reported that 2 users were ...
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Memory runs out issue with a Mac Air 11.6", Mac OSX 10.9

I use word 2010 a lot, with medium length documents (10-20pages) It sometimes takes 2 gigs of RAM just for word. Why is that? none of the files themselves are over 50mb. The Mac then freezes or ...
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MacBook pro boot Kernel panic no kext summary

Yesterday my Mac crashed and after trying to turn it on again I recieved a message like this: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff800667b0b2): "VM page 0xffffff800ad5fad0 should not have an ...
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com.apple.securityserver + com.apple.identityservicesd keep crashing in console. How to fix it?

My computer has been having a lot of issues recently since I upgraded to Mavericks. Now when I check the console the following processes keep crashing: com.apple.securityserver (killing auth hosts + ...
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How do I make the Messages that are sent to me stop going to my Mac?

Ok, so at my school, everybody was supplied with a Macbook Pro. I set up the Messages app and it was all great until the county decided to block it. Now, instead of receiving text messages on my phone ...
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Window Stacking on OS X

I have a MBP with retina display and run OS X Mavericks. My problem: imagine I have two applications open a document viewer sized half-screen (filling the left side of the screen). Call this ...
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Change Modifier Key While Application is frontmost

What I'm trying to accomplish is to intercept or change Command and replace it with Control for use while another application is running and frontmost. Is there a way to temporarily change modifier ...
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get the bundle identifier of an application running from another user [closed]

The scenario is like this: "I run an app (say myproc) from one user and then fast user switch to second user". Now, when I try to determine all processes running with a particular bundle Identifier ...
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How to type blank character with Mac keyboard?

One can type blank character (no visible output but not Space) with Alt+255 on the numpad. I want to know how to type blank text in Mac.
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Connect MacBook Air to Cisco 2811 Console (RS-232 serial)

I'm trying to console connect into my business's Cisco 2811 console with my MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter. I've googled around for a day and haven't found any information. How can ...
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Can I simulate multi-touch input on a Mac?

With iOS's accessibility features, it is possible to pretend the user is using multiple fingers or making certain gestures while in reality they are only using one finger. Is there any way I can ...
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How to Erase Hard Drive Mac System (this partition can't be modified/unmount)?

I want to erase a disk (Mac system) to resize OS X Mountain Lion to the max volume but I couldn't resize it nor unmount the other disk.
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How to install Gnuplot on mac 10.5.8?

I use Mac OS 10.5.8 and I want to install Gnuplot. I have found some advice on the net but it is not useful for me. Can anyone give me some clear steps of what is needed? What programs do I need and ...
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Stop Mail from downloading attachments automatically

How to stop Mail.app (version 7.0) on my Mac OSX 10.9 from downloading attachments automatically. I have setup my Gmail account, and I want to be given an option to download attachments instead of ...
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iPhone 'steals' email from OSX mail

I'm having an odd problem with my Comcast emails. I have 2 comcast emails. Messages are received "theoretically" on both my mac(Mavericks) and iphone (ios 7). On one of the emails (named: "Comcast2") ...
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How much RAM do you have available after you restart your Mac and do not have any running applications? [closed]

I am trying to figure out the issues of my Mac's performance. I currently have 2.75 GB / 4 GB RAM available after I restart my laptop and do not have any running apps at all. I'm currently running ...
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Cinch doesn't work | How do I enable access to assistive devices in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Cinch requires us to "Enable access to assistive devices". However this option is not found on OS X Mavericks > System Preferences. Where can I find it?
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How to solve the issue that a Mac (Macbook Air) keeps on trying to use WEP to connect to Wifi?

I have the latest version of Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, as of Oct 2013, and since one of the computers is an older one that needs WEP, the Linksys (Cisco) router is set to support both WEP and ...
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Core Apps Not Launching After Installing OS X Mavericks

I Installed OS X Mavericks about a week ago, It worked fine at first but all of a sudden no core Apps will load. Mail, iCal, App Store, Maps, iMessage all quit and log a console message "Exited with ...
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Why does my OS X still run older php even though I updated it?

I have just updated my system php in terminal via command line. I deleted the export path in .bash_profile as it was pointing to mamp but for some reason my php still says 5.3 not 5.4 when I run php ...
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Deleting transferred purchases from iTunes cache

I'm using a long-lived installation of MacOS X alongside with an iPhone and iPad. Because of backups of both devices and the purchased applications, I'm losing a considerable space (~14GB) in my ...
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OS X's hidden preferences disappeared after Mavericks upgrade?

In past OS X versions, I used some commands to set preferences on my Mac. For example, I used the following command to enable selection of text in Quick Look: defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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How to select buttons in a dialog using the keyboard?

Times ago I setted my Mac (in system preferences) to use, when an alert appear, enter key to choose OK button and tab to scroll other possible button and space to select one of them. Now I initialized ...
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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple I want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my MacBook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?