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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OS X El Capitan: Connected to Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot but won't connect to the internet

I recently updated to El Capitan. But now when connection is established with my college's Wi-Fi network I am unable to use internet. Same goes for Personal Hotspots. Everything was working fine in ...
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How to create more space for OS X in VirtualBox? [closed]

I follow this youtube tutorial: How to Create ISO File to install Mac OS X on VMware and VirtualBox. It works perfectly until this step: What can I do?
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Is it true that the text-to-speech functionality would make my mac run slower?

I have been having some issues with my macbook running very slow. I read an article which stated that disabling the text-to-speech functionality could make the mac faster. Is that true? For a year ...
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How to SCP Linux Box to Mac Drive?

On mac terminal SSH'ing to a linux box, my local path seems to be interpreted as a server path: scp objects.yml ~/Documents I'm getting: cp: cannot create regular file /ngs/app/project/Documents': ...
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iMac only show flashing folder with question mark after formatting OS X partition drive

Today i format my "OS X El capitan" partition for installing "Yosemite". But due an error in bootable yosemite usb it didn't install on this partition. After some hours when i turned on iMac and hold ...
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OneNote Print to Pdf

Is there a way to print to a pdf in the print dialog and send it to OneNote 2016? This is very easily done with Evernote. It's the one feature that has given me pause on switching from Evernote to ...
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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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MBP 9,2 is extremely slow after SSD upgrade

I installed a Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. I installed El Capitan into it and reset the NVRAM. The response time of every application is extremely slow, even slower ...
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With OS X , is there a way to create a 640 x 640 image out of a 500 x 640 image?

Some website requires the user to "crop" the photo, but sometimes you'd like to keep it original. Using OS X alone, can a a 500 x 640 photo be enlarged to 640 x 640 (with white or black bars at the ...
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qemu gives error “dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libnettle.6.dylib etc”

When I try to run a manually-built qemu installed in /usr/local/bin I get this: I tried to modify the PATH but still have this: How do I fix it?
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How to avoid password prompt in terminal?

So sometimes my Mac loses its connection to the Internet. When I'm in front of it physically I can use the terminal and do the following to repair it: networksetup -setnetworkserviceenabled ...
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Creating a Mac app bundle

I'm trying to create a Mac app bundle, So I did this, mkdir -p android.app/Contents/MacOS/ cp /path/to/myscript.sh android.app/Contents/MacOS/android chmod +x android.app/Contents/MacOS/android ...
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Automator/Applescript using Tags

I need an Automator/Applescript to move a file to a certain folder based on a specific tag it contains. The input would be the file. Anybody have any ideas? TIA, Jake
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I need to take 500 screenshots at 325x200 over and over. How can I do this on a Mac quickly?

I could just do Cmd-Shift-4 and draw them out, but that would take forever and kill my hand doing that 500 times. Is there a screenshot app/utility out there for Mac that would allow me to set a ...
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Command to erase a file permanently

There is a command to erase a file without send it to the trash? I am pretty sure that i don't need some files anymore. I want to clean my storage. Do I need to send those files to the trash?
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How to use Retina display at 2048x1280 @ HighDPI?

I understand that I can get the 2048x1280 resolution through scaling, but wanted to know if I can get the retina crispy feel at a higher resolution than the "More Space" option Apple give us. I've ...
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Why cannot I see any browsers in system preferences?

Already filed a bug in Apple's bug reporter, ID is 25949722 What I want to do is to set Canary as default browser, but when I opened system preferences, I cannot see any browsers listed. What's ...
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How can I use a command to delete all files in Downloads whose dates added are greater than 1 year?

I am using a Mac. How can I use a command to delete all files in ~/Downloads whose dates added are greater than 1 year?
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Iphone Syncing problem [duplicate]

When i tried to set up my FaceTime on my Macbook air (i got it a few years ago), all of the sudden my iTunes got messed up. They kept on asking me for verification codes. Then, when i tried to sync my ...
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Set Computer to Sleep Mode for Specific Amount of Time from CLI

This terminal command sets the computer to sleep mode: osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to sleep' How can I make the computer sleep for a specific amount of time, say 20 minutes? Do I need ...
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Minimized Preview windows display as “Window” after reboot

If one has documents minimized in Preview and ensures that the option "Reopen windows when logging back in" is checked on reboot, the minimized documents do not display their file name, instead they ...
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How do I find out my Mac OSx admin password without changing it? [duplicate]

Please help me as I do not want to reset the password. I inherited this mac and I do not know the admin password but i aslo dont want to change it
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Technology behind Home Sharing

I would like to know how exactly does Apple Home Sharing work. Not the steps to use it but the technology behind it in as much detail as possible. I am mainly interested in learning about the ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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How to execute app DVD through Terminal of recovery flash drive?

I have a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion recovery usb flash drive. It still boots but won't install Lion anymore (an error occurred during installation). I don't have a install DVD, however the MacBookPro's were ...
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250G Disk space has filled up, but DiskInventory only adds up to 60Gs?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how my SD drive is filled up because I don't have any large files, especially enough to fill 250G. I used DiskInventoryX to do a map of my drive and got this, a ...
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Macbook pro 15 inch mid 2012 outlook 2011

I am trying to archive my old emails on my Mac. Is there any way I can archive a specific folder, including its sub-folders, from Outlook 2011 Mac? Few methods tried, please see below, but it archives ...
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removing authorization access to addressbook and calendar

While installing / running the first time, I authorized the app to have access to addressbook and calendar. How do I go about to revoke that permissions?
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Format usb drive into ext4 and swap partitions

I have been trying to create a model of a passive WiFi tracker by following the steps given in the following link: http://edwardkeeble.com/2014/02/passive-wifi-tracking/ One of the steps requires me ...
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JBL2 bluetooth speaker increasing MacBook Air's volume

I have a JBL2 connected to my MacBook Air. Whenever I connect the JBL via Bluetooth it increases the (previously low) volume of the Mac to a deafening maximum resulting in a nice blast that even my ...
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/Library/Spelling not found

I am a new Mac user trying to set up spelling checker for MS Office. I have downloaded the .dic & .aff files that I have to add to my /Library/Spelling folder. However, I have not managed to find ...
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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Blocking applications from terminal?

I want to disable Safari because I end up using it to waste time on sites like youtube. I use Stayfocud and Leechblock on chrome and firefox, but there isn't anything good for Safari (WasteNoTime is ...
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How to ensure connections to certain hosts are routed via ethernet?

We have a mac that acts as a CI-server. It needs to connect to our git-repositories which can only be connected to via ethernet. All other servers, apple.com, github.com, etc. need to be connected ...
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Change Mac App Store download location? [duplicate]

I currently have a Windows partition installed on my Mac, for CptS reasons, and since that took up a majority of my storage space, I've been using an external hard drive to save documents and whatnot. ...
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How to add paragraph symbol

I send a friend w/o a Mac some paragraphs & they disappear in the sending, so I'd like to include the paragraph symbol at the start of each paragraph so she can see where they go. How do I do that ...
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Photos count problem iphone

I have an iPhone 6 where in the photos app it shows I have 2300 images. However, whenever I plug the usb to the windows based computer to copy paste it the total of the images is just 1500. Where ...
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Auto sum of daily sales on a monthly range

Given a table of monthly sales where one row contains one sale but one date can have multiple rows as follow: Date Earnings 2016-04-12 USD 10.00 2016-04-12 USD 56.00 2016-04-12 ...
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MacBook 12" mirroring on iMac

I have an old MacBook Air, which, when using Thunderbolt cable, I am able to mirror the screen on my iMac. However, I cannot do the same for my newer MacBook 12". Any ideas?
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How long does a contact show as “Recent”?

If I send an e-mail to a contact, how long will it show as "recent"? I wonder because when I look at one of my contacts, it has an option at the bottom of the screen that says "Remove from Recents", ...
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Converting to .PDF and keeping original name — what am I doing wrong?

I have been piecing together what little I have learned of Automator along with pieces I've found in tutorials, but cannot seem to get this to work! If I test this as a workflow using a file from "Get ...
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Can't find mail from Mac Mail after moving to new mail service

I moved my email account over to Gmail from another service. The original service was POP-based and I had the account set up in Mac Mail. In order to use Gmail, I had to deactivate and rename the ...
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2015 MacBook Air display awake while lid closed

I want my late 2015 MacBook Air to remain awake when the lid is closed. I have tried Caffeine, Stay Awake, and Theine, as well as changing my power saving settings to 'never' but nothing seems to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Force Quitting the current application?

Instead of pressing Command + Option + Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu, is there a way that I can force quit the application that I'm currently using directly?
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Finder finds same file on my Mac but not on server share

I copied a file to a server share but the Finder does not show it if I search for it there. It is the same file, containing the word "Trikorfo", and the Finder finds it on my desktop, but not on the ...
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Free alternative to Focus?

I use Stayfocus'd (for Chrome) and Selfcontrol currently to boost my productivity. On Stayfocusd, I've blocked multiple domains to restrict myself. For example I blocked *harvard so I can't access ...
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Cannot send iMessages on my Mac but can receive them

I changed my main Apple ID email address yesterday, and also changed from my iPhone 5C to a iPhone SE. Once I did changed my Apple ID email address, I had to sign out of all my devices, and sign back ...
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Notification won't disappear!

I have a notification that wont disappear. It's on my macbook. My facetime app has a notification that wont disappear without me going into settings and clicking the badge icon. I want to delete the ...
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How do I sync Finder Tags across Macs

Between an iMac and MacBook Air, I use Finder Tags extensively. Normally, they sync without effort on my part. The Finder Tags are no longer syncing automatically. How can I 'force' synchronization ...
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Hung App Icon on desktop

On my Mac (this is my first mac), when I launch an app by clicking the icon, there is an animation where the app icon moves to the location where the main window then expands. Sometimes this icon will ...