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 / is it possible to compare files on your hard drive with those in your time machine backup?

I have snow leopard and have been using time machine to regularly backup files. How / is it possible to compare files on your hard drive with those in your time machine backup? I know you can ...
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I'm looking for an application to measure words per minutes when typing

I'm looking for an application to measure words per minute when typing. It's just a general application without training, and of course it won't detect the wrong typed words but it's ok. Command ...
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How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
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Help With Lacie External Drive for Mac with TWO Users

My husband and I have one MacBook Pro but we each operate our own 'side' of the computer (as separate users). We are now out of space on our computer so I'm trying to copy over files from BOTH sides. ...
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My MacBook Pro recently stopped responding to my hdmi adapter and cable

One day my Mac just stopped working when I connected it to my TV using an adapter and HDMI cable. Every time I plug in the HDMI and turn the TV to those settings both my TV and Mac screen go black. I ...
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Safari Share Submenu

I would like to be able to have both mac mail and outlook show up in the "share" folder of Safari. It appears that I can have one or the other, depending upon my 'default' mail app, but sometimes I ...
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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Numbers for Mac: Force line chart to show axis at point (0, 0)

Look at this line chart. I wonder if its possible to force Numbers to show Y=0, for example, without needing to add a data entry point to make it happen. - Is it possible?
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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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I have installed Windows 8 on my Mac. Now, when starting up and selecting Mac, it begins to start, then shuts down

I have had Windows 8 installed with bootcamp on my Mac. The disc was partitioned to allow both Mac and Windows to be used. When I now go to use MacOS, it begins to start up for a minute then shuts ...
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How to set specific startup routines?

Another simple question for those keeping track, but I was wondering how and where I could setup the startup routines for my mac. What I would really like is for email to open, messages and activity ...
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Mac boot menu not showing up with different keyboards

I have a Macbook White from 2010. I have been using it for a while and everything works except the internal keyboard which is broken because of a tea spill. An external PC-keyboard (USB) is attached ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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Is there a way for itunes to display a total playtime column header?

While play count is quite accurate in estimating how long I have listened to certain songs for, it isn't entirely precise. For example, if I have two songs, one that is 4:00 minutes that has been ...
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External Microphone problem

I have an Apple earphone, every time I plug it in, it automatically increases the volume to the maximum. I don't know what the problem is, so could anyone help me to solve it please? Thank you so ...
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No sound and volume icon

I have a Mac mini and the sound has disappeared. I have also lost the sound icon off the toolbar. I went to preferences for the sound and see that mute is checked. I can't un-check it because it is ...
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iPhone syncs calendar to Mac but not the other way around. How can I sync both ways?

If I add an event in my calendar in my iPhone, it syncs through iCloud to my Mac in matter of seconds. However, if I add an event on my Mac, it does NOT sync back to my iPhone. Why not and how can ...
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Alternate development environments to Xcode?

Are there any alternative Intergrated Development Environments (IDE) for Objective-C instead of Xcode? If so, are there any plug-ins for Eclipse for developing in Objective-C?
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Why does handBrake rotate my original videos?

tl;dr stop hanbrake from rotating my original videos once it compresses them. I know that similar questions about rotating have been asked, but they are more in the lines of "how do I rotate a ...
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How can I connect to Windows Print Server on local PEAP network

How can I connect to our Windows Print Server? At school we have a PEAP internet network. On Windows the instructions, in Danish, translate to: Click the start button Click devices and printers ...
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Applescript Searcher problem

The AppleScript code: on dialogBox(theMessage) display dialog theMessage default answer "" buttons {"Cancel", "Search"} default button 2 with title "Pick a search engine" end dialogBox ...
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Disabling all non-essential system resources

I am running a lab experiment on my Macbook Pro and I'm calculating the results of a program (physics simulation) so I need all of the available CPU I can get. Since the program that I have to run ...
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How do I temporarily disable or mute Messages (iMessage) on OS X?

I use Apple's iMessage across several devices, including my (OS X Lion) Mac, using the recent Messages beta. However, the application has some undesired behaviour. When I quit Messages, it will ...
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Mac Mail - move IMAP message to Exchange folder

In Mac mail I have most of my email accounts set up Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, and Exchange (office365 hosted). When I try to move any of my messages from the first 3 (all IMAP accounts) into my Exchange ...
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Can't open iCloud on MacBook

It shows "Loading iCloud..." all the time when I press iCloud on "System Preferences". Long time ago I tried to disable iCloud and successfully by modifying a file or deleting an app, unfortunately I ...
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I can no longer use my Kingston DTSE9 flash drive because it is 'write-protected'. How can I remove the write-protection?

Disk Utility won't allow me to Erase or Repair the drive, it will only let me verify it. Clicking on Disk Partition, I get the following message: This partition cannot be modified. This disk is not ...
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iLife doesn't appear in “Purchased” after installing ML on a registered MacBook Pro

I bought an open-item, unregistered MacBook Pro from Best Buy and they told me that they had installed Mountain Lion just like a clean setup. But the iLife bundle doesn't appear in the laptop or in ...
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How to insert up arrow in microsoft word for mac using keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to insert uparrow that is not a wingding in word with a keyboard shortcut? Whenever I insert the symbol from the character browser it switches my font to wingdings and it's frustrating ...
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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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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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How to disable the menubar form showing when hovering with the mouse

It is very annoying that the menubar automatically appears when I hover the upper area of the screen with the mouse. I do not want the menubar to show Just with the mouse, but rather add another ...
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Dual boot Kali with Mac

I want to dual my Macbook with Mavericks 10.9.4 and Kali 1.0.8. I have downloaded the Kali .iso and "burnt" it to a USB stick using the dd command from in Terminal. I have partitioned my hard drive ...
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Help to Fix My Computer

How do I fix my Mac? Okay so I'm in a weird spot with my Mac. It has no startup up disk. I have the installation disk for it but my super drive does not work. I'm wondering can I boot it from a USB? ...
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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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rEFIt boot changed after update to Yosemite

I was using rEFIt to work with Ubuntu with my Mac. After the upgrade to Yosemite I had a problem with rEFIt. I found the following solution on ubuntuforums.org but rEFIt still didn't work: cd ...
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Safari and Firefox default to Chrome and webmail page

So when I have, say, Safari open, or Firefox, but not Chrome, and go to (in Safari) FILE>SHARE>EMAIL THIS PAGE (or the equivalent in Firefox)...suddenly Chrome opens to the Network Solutions webmail ...
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Macbook Air usb to ethernet problem

When I first bought, it totally worked. but now, it works after many plug and re-unplugs. What should I do? and it keeps not detecting the usb to ethernet cable.
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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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When we toggle between enable and disable safari extensions, where will the state go and sit on different mac os?

After some research got to know that security find-generic-password -l "Safari Extensions List" -g command gives the extensions and their states. The output of the command is not in readable format. I ...
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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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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Moved hard drive, getting 'illegal instruction: 4' errors

I gave my mac to an apple store for repairs.. Its a mid 2014 core i7 macbook pro. I did a backup using CCC, and now i'm running the backup on a Mac Mini 2011 Core i5. OSX runs fine, however any tool ...
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How can I join an ics remote calendar?

I have to join a shared calendar for which i have a https url (like https://servername:5006/calendar/calendar.ics) How can I join it on the Calendar App? I only managed to subscribe to it, although ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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Is there a way to change the order of previous recipients in Apple mail?

John Doe is someone I email often. John Dee is someone I emailed recently and will probably email again, but not nearly as often. I don't want to remove John Dee from my previous recipients, but I ...
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Mac OS X Speech Won't Work

Let's say i'm reading a book online. I wouldn't want to read i would use the Speech Feature by Apple. I open Safari, read a book, I select all using CMD+A and i right click and start the speech. I ...
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Installing a clean version of OS X

I am currently downloading yosemite from the app store. I have Lion installed. I want a clean install. But i don't have a bootable cd/usb and I don't need to save any data. Can i do the following or ...
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Bootcamp USB Boot Help

Alright guys, I've installed WININSTALL and Bootcamp Support Software on a 16GB Flash Drive. I've got one last step left, it's the Install Windows 7 part when it partitions the drive. I partitioned ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device and ...
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Problem with Terminal after changed permission to /usr/bin

I was trying to install rake and rspec using ruby gems. I changed read permissions on /usr/bin Now my terminal window looks like this: login(388,0x7fff73cd5310) malloc: * error for object ...