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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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X

phew, long title beware! My question here is, I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it safe to use my Indian MacBook Pro charger in America using a simple adapter?

I am using a local adapter to use my Indian MacBook charger in the US. I am wondering is it safe to use so.
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Is there any way to download and install ei capitan offline?

Now i'm having yosemite in my mac and I've been trying to update my mac from yesterday.My wifi has some problem so it might be the problem to download ei capitan it disconnect each and every time when ...
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mac book pro with bluetooth earbuds not detected

I don't know how to get it discovered , it discovered all equipment except this Sport wireless EARBUDS with run very well on iPhone 6...why ? Any solutions thanks for your help
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How to Command-X files on OS X El Capitan? [duplicate]

I noticed that Command-X (cut and paste) is greyed out on finder in El Capitan. Is there any way to get it back? EDIT: WITHOUT Command-Option-V. If possible, way to map command-option-v to command-x ...
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Windows 10 on MacBook Air

After installing Windows 10 on MacBook Air, can I expect it run like a normal Windows laptop? Will all the software run normally ?
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Where is the icon used in this dialogue box?

Where on my disk can I find the icon used in this dialogue box in OS X? It may be Security.icns in OS X 10.7.3 I cannot find it in: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes/Contents/Resources ...
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iCloud storage differences

I was wondering if anyone could explain to me why does icloud show that I have 4.28GB left out of 5GB when my iphone backup is 2.7GB large ? I deleted the backup and backed up again and it's the ...
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How to log in to a Mac OSX desktop with no user account password?

My mom was nice enough to give me her boss's old Mac OS X desktop. The issue is I have no information about login names or password. I can turn it on and off and that is all. How can I login and get ...
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iMac 5K + 2 4K displays + 1 21:9 display

I'm planning to buy the 5K iMac in the 4GHz i7 + M395X configuration. I will later add 16 GB (or maybe 32 GB) RAM but I will buy the 8 GB model. Since I need a ton of space I'm planning to add 2 4K ...
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Are all installations of OS X (10.8+) Case Insensitive (by default)?

I'm going to be getting a refurbished machine and rather than keep my current OS (10.6.8), I need to upgrade to at least 10.8, in order to be able to communicate with devices that use iOS 9 (since you ...
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The “Esc” key in my bluetooth keyboard doesn't work, how to fix it?

I'm using Mac mini, and bought this new bluetooth keyboard. It's not Apple production, but has Apple layout. The other keys all work except "Esc" in the left up corner. Obviously it won't be handy if ...
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Can I play ARK: Survival Evolved on my MacBook Air?

I bought my 13″ MacBook Air a couple months ago. I usually check the compatibility with Can You Run It before purchasing the game on Steam. In this case, I'm buying Ark: Survival Evolved. ...
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Empty space on Macintosh HD drive [duplicate]

Below is a screenshot for Macintosh HD drive storage. It shows that I have 82.47 GB storage for "Other". How to delete and free up this space? I checked ~/Downloads and ~/Desktop, both are less ...
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Can I use my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with 4k (3840x2160) LG 40" ub800t TV @ 60Hz refresh rate?

As the TV only has HDMI 2.0 ports, I am considering to buy a thunderbolt to HDMI 2.0 adapter. but I want to know that whether this combination will give me the 60Hz refresh rate at 4k resolution.
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How to be sure that I installed the fusion drive properly?

Hello guys I would like to know how to be sure that I properly installed the fusion drive because last night I bought an iMac but I had to reinstall el capitan for reasons but since I'm a newbie I ...
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How to create a new partition on FileVault disk on MacOS

I have a 500GB disk on MacOS encrypted with FileVault 2. I have successfully resized the disk to 250GB. Now I want to create another partition to install another MacOS on the 250GB free-space of the ...
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Internet Recovery after crash

My Mac running Mountain Lion OS, crashed during startup , so i followed instructions as mentioned on Apple website I chose Internet recovery option by pressing Cmd + R key. After running disk utility ...
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Alias use from Terminal - What's the magic recipe?

I wanted to make a shortcut at my root, entry Terminal directory Goal an Alias for /someLongPath/someProject/ at ~/someProject Problem I create the Alias and locate it at ~/. For me this is ...
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Lost all previous notes after upgrade to El Capitan

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan (MacBook Pro, Late 2011, 16GB RAM) and the Notes app is gone! All the notes for 3 years and the App. I've spent hours on the phone with Apple techs, but it is ...
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How can I fix my external HDD?

So, my mac suddenly restarted because of an error. I was downloading some files in my external HDD when it happened. When my macbook started up, I could not open my external HDD, I tried to repair it, ...
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Can’t increase partition size of cloned volume in Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

I have a MacBook with a 120 GB SSD. I bought a new one with 240 GB. I cloned the content from the old one over with an ICY BOX cloning device. I inserted new SSD in the MacBook and everything is fine ...
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Google Chrome activating Mac webcam

When I open Google Chrome app, my webcam seemingly starts recording, i.e. green light next to iSight lightens. What is happening? Edit: I went to System Preferences -> Sharing and saw that everything ...
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Random latency ping spikes

So I have been having serious problems with lag(connection ping spikes) on my computer. I am using Mac Pro (Mid 2010), and I used the “sudo ping -i .2 192.168.0.1” command in terminal to monitor my ...
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Photoshop CC 2014 can't move window

I have a MAC system 10.9.5 with Photoshop CC 2014, in which I have a plugin to apply some color to the file I'm editing. I'm using 2 screens, the MAC one and Cintiq 24HD touch. When I'm working with ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 is turning off Wi-Fi every 30 seconds

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 13 inch. When I play games such as "League of Legends" or "Dota 2", it turns off the Wi-Fi for 30 seconds and then turns it back on. This only happens to me when I play these ...
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Selling old MacBook. Best way to clear HDD?

I'm selling my current MacBook (2011 MPB). Since purchase I have had FileVault enabled (Mac OS X Snow Leopard), thus making me think that I can merely clear the data and not worry about having to ...
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Bootcamp: Windows can't install

This evening I decided to Boot Camp my laptop. I had done it before, a few years ago, but quite recently my laptop got an SSD instead of it's former hard drive, so I had to Boot Camp it again. Since ...
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Remote Access from Windows to Mac

I am interested in using Xcode, but don't currently own a Mac and my dad owns many, but lives far away. What is the best way of remotely accessing his newest Mac running OSX 10.11 so that I can use it ...
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Macbook Pro - when I type 0 (zero) volume icon pops up

Every time I type 0 (zero) volume icon pops up. Is there a way to fix this? I am using OS X 10.11.1.
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There was an error connecting to Apple ID server

I am trying to login to iTunes App Store or the Mac App store on my Mac but it gives me the error every time "There was an error connecting to Apple ID server". Till now I have : Removed all the ...
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Com.apple.finder.plist is missing and isn't being made automatically

My com.apple.finder.plist file is missing. I've looked in Library/Preferences and it isn't there, I already have hidden files and folders made visible, etc. Whenever I restart my computer (by going ...
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Seagate External HD (GoFlex) Crashes Macs

Situation: My most important external Hard drive is crashing my computers. It had my time machine backups and random files stored. I've tried it on my iMac and Macbook Pro. It may be worth noting I ...
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iMac FaceTime HD camera shows no image/black image

There's an iMac whose FaceTime HD camera isn't displaying video images in applications like FaceTime, Photo Booth, or QuickTime video recorder. OS X El Cap shows that the camera is attached and ...
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How to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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Where is my .bashrc file in a dd image?

I created an "emergency" image of my entire HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd. I spent a lot of time fine tuning my .bashrc and .profile files, but I cannot find ...
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Help registering iMovie

I just transferred iMovie '08 from an older Mac to a fully updated newer one. Unfortunately, I am not the one that purchased it, so it isn't in my App purchases. Now I have a problem - or two. I ...
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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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Software to backup recently modified files in few directories

I used to use this software which used to pick recently modified files from a configurable set of directories and back it up (into another synced folder inside Dropbox). The purpose is to recover ...
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How to sync photos from OS X iPhoto Library to Synology DS215j?

Can someone tell me how can I sync my photos which are in a iPhoto Library on my Mac to my DiskStation. I don't want sync the Library file, I want to sync each picture to the DiskStation. On a Windows ...
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Bootcamp on SSD optical drive bay

How can I install Windows on my SSD located in the optical drive bay? Other than opening my MacBook Pro and switching drives physically and then reswitching them?
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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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3 finger swipe gesture while on guest user account

Firstly, I have the latest OS X installed (10.11.2) and when I log in to the Mac with my administration account everything regarding the trackpad gestures works smoothly. What impresses me is that ...
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Restoring trackpad to original

I messed up with my trackpad settings. I am also using bettertouchtool. The problem is three finger drag has completely stopped working. None of trackpad settings in system preferences or options ...