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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32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to run 32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion? Just opening /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app in 32-bit mode doesn't run ...
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Is there any way to disable Mac OS X global search string propagation?

Mac OS X has a feature where if you use any search box in any app, it automatically overwrites every other search box with the text you searched. I find this rarely useful and it often interferes ...
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Deauthorise Apple ID from the Mac App Store

I have Xcode installed using an Apple ID that I want it to be detached from. How can I login to the Mac App store using a different Apple ID and then have Xcode reattached to the new account in order ...
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Does iTunes remember what I listened to and when?

iTunes has a field named "Last Played" that tells me when I last played a track; is there any way of finding out all the songs I listened to on a particular date? I'm using iTunes 11 under OS X ...
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Best keyboard mapping to make Ubuntu like Mac?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl ...
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How to change the Admin password from blank on OS X Lion?

I bought this Mac several months ago, and when it first installed by the people in the Apple store, they set the password to blank. At first it was ok, but now I can't install any programs because ...
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killing httpd spawns new processes

In short, I need to kill all httpd processes so I can run a particular program. When I go to Activity Monitor and Quit all of the httpd processes, a new one is immediately spawned. I'm not sure what ...
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MacMail client getting notifications from Google+ in Chinese - why?

For some reason all notifications from Google+ are coming through in Chinese when sent to my dad's @mac.com email address (when accessed on iPhone, iPad or on his regular Apple computer). When the ...
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Can't run a application on 10.7

I'm trying to run an application named "Test.4a". The icon has a line going across it (similar to a "No Smoking" sign). And it says "You can't open the application Test.4A because the Classic ...
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Mountain Lion - Flash sluggish, spinning beachballs etc

I upgraded from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion 10.8, and then to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I only have a few installed applications (Photoshop and Microsoft Office), VLC movie player and ...
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Is there a way to force iTunes 11 to update tags?

Is there any way to force iTunes 11 to rescan the music library and update the information for any tags that have been changed outside of iTunes? I know that selecting a single track and then 'Get ...
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How to pinpoint cause of disk I/O errors

I am getting (seemingly random) disk I/O errors on my bootdrive. At first I thought it was caused by a faulty hard drive, but now I've replaced it and I still get those errors. These are the steps I ...
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Lion Boot from a Flash Drive Mac

So I'm trying to load a Lion DMG onto a 16GB flash drive according to this tutorial, but I only get as far as step 9. The data starts to restore to the flash drive, but right as it gets to the end, ...
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What are the differences between the various Mac video “compressor types”?

Video H264 Animation DV - PAL Apple VC H.263 etc. I know H.264 is pretty much the default video codec nowadays, however it seems to be a bit choppy on older machines. And from experience, ...
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A working applescript fails when running via cron

MacOs 10.8.2 I have 2 applescripts shown below. They are arranged in one shell script to run one after another by using osascript (just to simplify the example). Everything works fine when starting ...
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How does Safari get updated on OS X?

How is Safari updated in OS X? I know this seems like a simple question, but I cant find any good documentation on it. I know of a software update tool that would prompt you for updates on windows, ...
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Mac applications refuse to launch

Every time I click on a application, both Apple and third party applications refuse to open. The little blue dot appears below the app on the dock, and then it disappears. I've restarted the computer ...
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Why won't Office 2011 install on Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to install Office on my mother-in-law's MacBook. The installer fails every time with: 12/28/12 12:26:42 PM installd[1798] PackageKit: Install Failed: PKG: pre-install scripts for ...
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If mac has the built-in backup tool time machine, why we still need mac data recovery?

I dont know much about computer thing and just knew that mac has a built-in backup called time-machine? what is that? can it help us recover the lost data in my mac. and why people still need some ...
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How to resize Macintosh HD?

In my disk utilty, I have some unused space left over. I want to resize Macintosh HD to use this space. Whats the best way to resize Macintosh HD? Disk Utility won't let me resize it whether I'm ...
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Why does the folder icon in my Terminal have a question mark overlaid?

From time to time, I spot that the folder icon in the titlebar of one of my Terminal windows has a question mark overlaid on it, e.g. this one: What does this mean? It doesn't seem to have any ...
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Moving External Boot Drive into Mac mini (Mid 2007)

Some time ago the hard disk inside of my family's Mac mini (Mid 2007) failed. We purchased an external disk (Some iteration of the Western Digital 'My Passport'), installed OS X onto it, and have been ...
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Restore user data, settings and apps from hard-drive copy

Here's the situation: My GF's MacBook Pro broke, OS would not start at all I inserted Knoppix Live CD, booted and just copied all of the files from her HD to folder on external HD I've reinstalled ...
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How do I view disk usage on my desktop computer icon?

How do I get disk usage information on my 'Machintosh HD' icon on my desktop? I did it on my old computer, so I know it's possible, but can't seem to find the option again. I am on MacOSX 10.8.2.
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infection in ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxx

ClamX is finding phishing infection in the Backup folder on my MacBook Pro with 10.7. ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxxxxx Does this mean that either my iPhone or Mac is infected? ...
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Is there a good one hand typing Mac app?

Is there a (decent) Mac app that I could use to learn one handed typing?
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How to create a terminal use only account in MacOSX?

I want to create a user(say, hera) that can only be used in terminal. That is this user does not appear in the Mac welcome screen. This user can be su - hera by other users. Can I do this and how?
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vba split() not working in Mac Word 2004

I was trying to run a Word macro on a Mac. That macro contains the split() function. When I run this it is throwing an error saying function or sub not defined. StrArr = Split(InputString, ":", -1, ...
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Macbook - I don't know the password or the type of macbook and don't have cd's

Is there any way of booting up and erasing the user account and creating a new one. I can't login, so I don't know what version of OSX this is. It's a white Macbook with a 2.16GHz processor. Model ...
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Safari Unexpectedly Quits on Launch

So I brought my 3.2 Ghz Intel Core i3 imac with 4 GB Ram in for a hard drive recall. They ended up replacing the 1TB HD with a new one, as well as the logic board (no explaination given for the board ...
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is python accepted in the mac app store? [closed]

I know Objective-C is the recommended language for mac app store apps. What if I would like to write a mac app with python? Will my app be rejected when published?
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“New Screenshot” button is disabled in XCode Organizer

I have connected my iPhone to my Mac.. When I open XCode Organizer, the New Screenshot button is disabled.. Any idea why??? XCode Version 4.3.2 iOS 6.0.1
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How do I get technical information on my video card? (Model, RAM, Mhz, etc)

I'd like to get as much technical information about my MacOSX's video card as possible... technical details, even serial number if the card has a unique identifier. I intend to use this information ...
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How can I mix audio from separate devices and output to one device?

I have a USB audio interface which I use for recording. When I use some recording app (like Audacity), I can select the USB interface from a drop down menu, which will tell Audacity to use that device ...
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Why does my Mac have Macintosh HD and Macintosh HD1?

I have a VMWare virtual machine of 256GB. The HD capacity on the Mac is 750GB. In terminal under the Volumes folder, I see Macintosh HD and Macintosh HD1. About 300 gigs seem to be wasted. How do I ...
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Mail app missing plug-in

For some reason there are some e-mails that I get where I need to scroll down a lot to see the entire message. The message is filled with "missing plug-in" errors (and they do not include the small ...
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detect thunderbolt display connection and switch bluetooth accordingly

I have a thunderbolt display that I use as a docking station with wireless keyboard and mouse. Is there a way to turn on bluetooth when connecting the display and turn it off when disconnecting the ...
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How to close all windows of Mac OS X Finder?

Having 30 or 40 windows of different folders open, is there any way to close all of them at once? I tried to relunch Finder, and I was happy for a second having no open window anymore, but it reopened ...
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Can I get my mail folders on my iPhone synced to my Mac?

I've made many mail folders on my iPhone and they are automatically synced to my iPad, but not synced to my Mac. Anyone have an idea?
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Wifi Won't Connect; Connection Timeout (Mac)

I'm having issues with my macbook pro OS X 10.7.5. It used to connect to the wifi router (D-Link N300, DIR=615) no problems. But for the past several weeks, I haven't been able to at all. What pops ...
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Creating partition for Diskwarrior

I am fixing my friend's '07 MacBook Pro. The superdrive keeps spitting out discs and the harddrive is corrupt. I want to run Disk Warrior 4.4 but can't because of the Superdrive problem. The ...
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Can I use Google CardDAV sync on my Mac?

Is it possible for me to use Google's excellent CardDAV contact sync service on my OS X (10.8) computer? It works very well on iOS, but the same settings do not work on a computer.
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Safari auto correction jumps

For a pretty long time I have the problem that the auto correction in Safari doesn't always work as it should. So it often happens that I write a word, and on pressing the spacebar it replaces the ...
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Auto run a UI app and click a button on startup

I want to do two things when my Mac boots up: 1) Run an app 2) Click a button on that app Any suggestions for how I can accomplish this? FWIW, this is app I haven't written so I can't change ...
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How to open a jar by default?

I had a question "How do I run a jar when double-click it?" But now I know that my computer is not set to open jars by default. Is there a settings in the mac that open jars by default? All the jars ...
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How do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

Title says it all: how do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?
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Mac OS X 10.7 Window Shadow Params

I would like to create some Mac OS X 10.7 Windows "simulations" in Photoshop. I would like to learn about the window's shadow parameters, like size, spread and distance. Could anybody help me with ...
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Finder does not show content of some folders

I'm running Lion on Macbook2,1 and after I've upgraded from Leopard, I've noticed that some folders including Pictures are shown empty in Finder. Size of folder says otherwise and in Terminal I can ...
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Problem with update to Motion 5.05

I purchased Motion 5 through the App Store yet when I go to update to 5.05 it tells me that I didn't purchase through App Store. What can I do?
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How to prevent iMessage syncing without access to device

I foolishly logged into someone's iPad with my Apple ID. This person is now receiving my full communications on iMessage. I know I can remove my account from that iPad but I don't have access to it. ...