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Mac App Store stuck on Sign In

I recently installed a fresh (erased my HD) install of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 During my first log in I skipped sign in to my apple id Now when I open my Mac App Store and try to Sign In, it gets ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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Changes to Preferences > Login items setting doesn't affect com.apple.loginitems.plist

I am on El Capitan (10.11.3) on a MBA Mid 2013. The system doesn't seem to make any changes to the com.apple.loginitems.plist file despite me adding items in preferences to login items list, this ...
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How do I stop NSURLSessionD from starting every time I restart my Mac?

I have to use the following script to terminate it every time I restart my Macbook: #!/bin/sh launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nsurlstoraged.plist launchctl unload ...
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Spotlight shows web sugggestions despite disabling it

I disabled spotlight suggestions like recommended on the web (e.g. here). My settings now look like this: System Preferences: Safari Preferences However, I still get website suggestions for ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Desktop backgrounds keep switching position

I've had a problem with my Mac Pro since I first bought it. I have a setup with six 1920x1080 screens (3 screens wide, 2 screens high). I've processed some nice (large) photos, so I could set them on ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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How do I create a file with a custom file extension?

I've just been trying to create a .crt file, so I can copy the contents (text) from a web page in to it, but Mac OS doesn't seem to want to let me do it easily. Normally in Windows I would right ...
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OS X 10.11(.1) Randomly freezes while browsing

Ever since I updated to El Capitan I keep getting random freezes.. this is the 2nd time it happened while browsing on safari and while watching videos on Youtube. Anyone having problems with this as ...
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How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone so I can post a video to Instagram?

I created a 15 second video on my Mac and want to post it to Instagram. I've tried converting it to Quicktime with iTunes and adding it to the iPhone that way, but I can't see the video in the Photos ...
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Increase VRAM on Mac mini Late 2012

I would like to increase the VRAM in my Mac mini Late 2012. I read on a couple of websites that upgrading the RAM will increase the VRAM. However, I upgraded from 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB which did not ...
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Constant ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly Message

I keep getting a window saying ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly. Every 10-20 seconds. As of 15 minutes ago. How can I fix this? I uninstalled the spigots and the window still pops up. Here is the ...
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Change background colour for PDF when Viewing

When a PDF is opened, its actual background color is often white. On Windows, several PDF viewers have the ability to set the background color to another one, which doesn't modify the PDF file itself. ...
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Disk utility won't let me use the restore option to get a .dmg image onto a USB

I'm tying to make a bootable Debian USB drive. All I need to do is restore the USB drive from the Debian dmg. I get this error. The debian.org documentation is not helpful with this specific issue. ...
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Is it possible to use old Wacom tablet on 10.11?

I have Wacom Graphire 3 a.k.a CT-630. This model is old Wacom tablet. So, it has no driver for 10.11. Can I use this tablet on my Mac? Any solution?
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An app that can give me the amount of time using an app? [duplicate]

I need an app that tracks automatically every time I use Final Cut X or another app and gives me the total usage time. Any ideas?
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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FTP file to specific path on server

I try to FTP a file with a one liner in a shell from a mac to a folder on my server. Doing the same in the FTP-Shell is not a problem for me, but doing this in one line is not possible to me. I even ...
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VPN question on MAC

My customer has provided me these inputs to connect to their network: Server IP pkcs (.p12) file And a Certificate On Windows, I installed the .p12 file into the Local store, imported the CERT ...
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Buying a Used Macbook, iCloud

I'm purchasing a used 2013 Macbook Air on craigslist and the seller told me he formatted it already and created a dummy account so I can go through settings, etc.. and browse around to ensure all is ...
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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 Software to Search / Replace within a Project [duplicate]

0 down vote I haven't been able to find what I need. For me. A project is a client. Their entire html / css / js website. I need to maintain various search / replace values at a project level. ...
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Mac menubar not showing some icons?

i'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on macbook air 2014 early, and i'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and pretty much on browsers too., i have been trying to look whats wrong on systems ...
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Upgrade Option in Macbook Air to Pro

I bought Mackbook Air in September 2015 and since it has 4GB of RAM and can't be upgrader, I am wondering if there is an option to upgrade my laptop to Mackbook Pro where I can pay the difference and ...
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Is there a software that can visually highlight focused windows more?

I do web development on my Mac and I tend to have lots of windows open. Even per application, I tend to have multiple windows opened (ie a Terminal window for tail -f error logs, one for ssh, and one ...
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Share Keyboard Shortcuts

I have about over 100 keyboard shortcuts for my mac, and I want to transfer all those shortcuts to my second computer. Is there a way to do this easily?
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Getting my MacBook Air (2011) into Windows faster

Is there a way to reduce the time spent in EFI? It seems more than 15 seconds that the Mac (Macbook air 2011) stays with the screen grey before beginning to boot (or resume from hibernate) to ...
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Python-based app requires bypassing 'unknown developer' warning

Using a Python utility called py2app, I've built a distributable .app. from a Python-based project. It launches fine (when double-clicked) on my own machine, yet when tried elsewhere (other users on ...
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Mechanism to sync mail accounts between Mac and iPhone

Is there a way for me to create an account using my Mac's Mail app and have the account sync over to my iPhone or vice versa? I have iCloud setup on both my Mac and iPhone, but I don't see the ...
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Apple Safari Mac OS X 10.10.2 will not open

I recently tried to download the Aldi photo upload program, although half way through the download Safari quit and now it won’t turn back on. I keep getting a error messages, but it never goes past ...
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Schedule a Mac to sleep, just one time

Is it possible to schedule a Mac to sleep just one time? I know I can set a schedule for it, but I want to have control over it. So occasionally I'll go to bed but leave a file transferring, and I ...
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OS X Mountain Lion/Lion Deep Sleep on low battery

I'm having an issue on my Mac since I installed Lion and now Mountain Lion (I thought that the Lion problem could be because I've put an SSD in my Mac and did not make a fresh install but a carbon ...
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MacBook Pro Screen Flickering when using HDMI to VGA adapter to connect to external monitor

My MacBook Pro 2014 keeps flickering when I plug in a HDMI to VGA converter to it. I am using HDMI to plug in the HDMI to VGA converter (which is plugged in to my monitor). The screen is just black ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012) stuck intermittently on boot-up

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) that is running El Capitan Mac OS 10.11.2 that is getting stuck on boot-u, but this occurs intermittently. As you see the Apple logo on boot-up, the status bar underneath ...
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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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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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how to find out the start time of last sleep

Is there a command to find the date and time at which a Macintosh computer last entered the sleep mode?
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Search text annotations in Mac Preview

I've added text annotations to a pdf with Tools > Annotate > Text. I'd like to search the text for a specific word, like 'Todo'. Unfortunately, doing a cmd+F to search for this text doesn't ...
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Issue with LCD screen colors after Mac was dropped

I have gotten an issue with my Mac LCD display, after the Mac was dropped. 100% white colors become pink and 100% black colors become green. I don't want to get it fixed, because that would be very ...
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Airport Express constantly can not stream music from any device

My older Airport Express (b/g) was cutting off from being seen in iTunes and generally not performing well as a music server or a print server. Purchased a new Express and still one or some of the ...
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OS X Calendar won't sync to iPhone

If I put an event in Calendar, on my Mac, in does not sync to my iPhone. However it does sync if I put an event into the iPhone when it will then pick up the previous unsynced events.
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Enable writing to NTFS harddrive with non-standard name on Mac

I have a lot of NTFS hard drives back when I used a Windows PC. I'm trying to write to these drives with my Macbook Pro on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. I'm going through this tutorial. I have to write this ...
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How do I unset an IP address set with ifconfig?

I recently used ifconfig en1 1.2.3.4 to set the IP address of a network interface (specifically, the wireless card) on a Mac… How can I remove/unset it? Using the graphical network configuration tool ...
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Remove SD card from iMac CD drive

I stupidly inserted my SD card today into the CD drive of my iMac. I didn't see where I was putting it in. I can't even feel the SD card by using a piece of paper in the drive. How do I get the SD ...
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Edit the Display Name for a contact in Contacts.app

First off: I'm mass printing envelopes. I export my contacts (from Contacts.app) to vCard, then convert them to CSV, before using MS Word's built-in mass-mailing tool. In my contacts, I've found it ...
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How to set a Mac with Retina display's scaled resolution via command line?

I write a shell script I just have to launch it to completely set my Mac up. On long-term, I plan to make patched custom Mac O.S. builds that'll be first patched of security flaws, automated to set ...
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How do I create a browsable index of my External Hard Disks?

I have 7-8 External Hard Disk Drives. I would like to be able to know the content of each of the drives (files and folders) without having to connect them to my system (cumbersome). Is there and ...
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Move mail boxes data to external drive on Mac Mail on Mavericks

I have read, and search one blog to another, one question that seamed what I wanted. I do not want to move the whole Mailbox or configuration to another drive but want to free up some disk space by ...
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Dreaded flashing folder with question mark

tried restarting a few times but keep getting the flashing folder with the question mark. Have inserted the installation disk and got to the utilities app. Unfortunately only the DVD drive is ...