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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Measuring distances in Preview

How do you measure margins in Preview? After opening Crop in Inspector, I can only choose either Points, Inches or Centimeters in the Units: list box. How do I change it to engineering scale, such as ...
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Why is my mac mini (late 2009) bluetooth not discoverable?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2009) running the latest version of El Capitan. I have tried to pair bluetooth devices as follows, without success: Magic Mouse 2 Magic Trackpad 1 iPhone 5s (using airdrop) ...
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problems with computer itself due to improper disconnection of disk?

I know if a disk is not ejected properly, that can cause corruption or data loss on that disk. But can it cause problems with the Mac as well, such as with the file directory? And if it did cause ...
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Mac keeps booting into disk utilities

my mac kept getting stuck on the apple logo when booting up so I went into recovery mode and formatted the disk and installed OS X again. But for some reason it is not booting normally when I switch ...
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How to render external display in native resolution?

I've a UHD display connected to MAC via HDMI. But the external display is not rendering in native resolution. There does not appear to be an option in preferences to set to native resolution of ...
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Does auto-unlock in macOS Sierra also auto-lock? [closed]

In WWDC, it was announced that macOS Sierra will have an 'auto-unlock' feature using the Apple Watch whereby if you approach your Mac wearing your Apple Watch, the Mac will automatically unlock. I ...
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How can I download songs for offline play on my Mac but not my iPhone?

Long story short I have more than enough space on my laptop to download my whole Apple Music library (which isn't very big at all) for offline play, but I have <1gb of space on my iPhone. Is there ...
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File locations not appearing in left sidebar of Word 2016 Open Document dialog [duplicate]

Usually when I go to open a file in Word I can select from a list of locations in the left hand column of the dialog. These locations have disappeared: How do I get them back? I've had this before ...
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Kernel Task is taking up 1.12 GB in activity monitor

I have an issue where my kernel task is taking over a GB of memory on my activity monitor. My fan seems to be going pretty crazy and is loud. Any ideas?
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Home wifi network connectivity problems

I live in a large shared house, with BT Business broadband which is then split/repeated into 3 networks across the house. I used to have no problem connecting to the main network (which is nearest my ...
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Is there a good File Copy Software for your Mac like TeraCopy for Windows in 2016? [duplicate]

TeraCopy is a nifty piece of software that allows you to copy and paste multiple items that it then queues and optimises the speed of reading and writing to the HD. It works very well but is windows ...
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Bash script to click button on an HTML page

I'm trying to write a Bash script that opens a browser, clicks an HTML button on a webpage, and closes the browser after getting response. I need this script to be executable from within Terminal. If ...
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MacBook Pro won't turn on!

I was using my Macbook Pro when it turned off. The things I had plugged in at the time were a USB cable to a sound blaster thing and then into some speakers. I also had a second monitor attached, ...
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How do I copy a partition of an Image to a partition of a physical disk?

I finally had a bootable usb key working with a windows 7 install ready to go, when I realized that once the Language selection came up, my Macbook Pro's keyboard and trackpad no longer functioned and ...
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How to Import photo from screensaver Mac

I have transferred a photo from camera to the Mac and it is stored in screen saver. I couldn't find any photo in iPhoto or in the library. If you can please help me how to import photos from screen ...
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2009 Mac 27'' - Screen goes off and gets hot

I have a 2009 Mac 27'' and the screen goes black and gets hot. I went to a repair shop and they told me it was my video card, but they couldn't guarantee the success of the work to be done. So my ...
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Win2usb OS works on PC but not on MBP

I have a MBP with windows 7 64bit Bootcamp installed. I also have refind installed. I have a win2usb 1tb drive with a fresh windows 7 32bit installed and it boots up perfect on a test PC. Refind ...
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Can not boot anyway to restore files

I can not get my Mac Book Pro to boot. It will only boot in Recovery mode. I am assuming I need to reinstall the OS but anyway to save files? What if I connect the hard drive to an enclosure and ...
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How to forward traffic out to the internet from Ethernet through WiFi while interfaces on a different subnet? [duplicate]

On my MacBook I am connected to internet through WiFi but I also have a router for my lab connected to Ethernet port. wifi(en1): 192.168.0.4/24 with 192.168.0.1 gateway. ethernet(en0): 192.168.1....
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“Startup disk” in “About this Mac”

I noticed that on when I go into "About this Mac" on my iMac I see a parameter named "Startup disk" while on my MacBook I do not... Is this because I have multiple disks in my iMac and only one in the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the printer in Mac printer dialog boxes?

Want to jump to the printer selector with the keyboard (and then select the desired printer w/the keyboard as well).
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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disable force touch for specific apps

I tend to force touch text in my text editor (brackets) and it is very annoying to have the system switching to the dictionary app. I don't want to disable it because i still use it, but is there a ...
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How can I copy files from a RDC PC to my Mac

I need to copy some files from a RDC PC to my MAC. I can copy files from RDC to a PC but not to a mac. How can I do this? Thanks
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Volume on Mac increases automatically when earphones plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro running El-Capitan v10.11.5. Whenever I plug in my earphones, the volume gradually increases (one bar every couple of minutes), automatically. This problem has been going on for ...
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MBR 15, external monitor, screen is blinking and sometimes no signal (DP)

I am using two external monitors, both are same kind, Asus PA248Q Pro Art. They are only 1920*1200 (16:10). This mid 2015 model of MBR should support two(!) 4K monitors, so there should not be problem ...
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Copy paste doesn't work from Mac book pro VNC server to ubuntu VNC client, other direction works

I have enabled the screen sharing in Mac book pro. Connected to that from Ubuntu using VNC client. Though I'm able to copy and paste text selected using mouse from Ubuntu to Macbook Pro, copy & ...
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Airdrop is not working with my Mac

I have a Macbook air 11 inch early 2014 with Mac os X 10.11.5 installed. I can't send or receive from my mac to any other iOS device. If I want to send something to my iPhone, the iPhone never scans ...
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How to clean rMBP?

Is it OK to clean the outside shell of a rMBP with a microfiber cloth and a little bit of water? Can it cause damage to the aluminum or any other thing on the machine? (there was a spot that I couldn'...
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How to speed up “three finger drag” delay on release?

It takes about 300ms after a three finger drag for it to take effect. I notice the delay because an actual click drag releases instantly Anyone know of a hack to get rid of it??
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Is there a way to increase the speed of the “hover open folder” thing when drag and dropping?

So when you drag and drop a file, while you are still holding it, you can move the file to say on a folder and hover there for like 2 seconds and that will open up the folder for you and you can ...
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Install Windows 7 using VirtualBox error

I am using this tutorial to install Windows 7 on my Mac No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014 but at step 6 I am getting this error: Failed to open the disk image file /Users/...
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I can't access my user on MacBook Pro eventhough I typed the correct password

I turned on my MacBook Pro, typed my user password, but it restarts instead of logging in. Now I'm stuck with the guest user and don't have a clue about what to do to access my user with all the ...
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Auto tuned my guitar

While messing around with the GarageBand, I decided to try to put auto tune on my guitar track. It made my guitar sound distorted in a way that I didn't like so I turned auto tune off, but the effect ...
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Can I delete this folder? Library -> Application Support -> iOSinstaller

I have run out of space on my 13" MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015). I used DiskInventoryX to see what's taking up so much space and I saw that a folder in my Library was over 50 GB. The folder in ...
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how to force OSX to refresh the Text Replace -list after losing it? (still on iOS safe&sound)

I use a lot of text replace on iOS + OSX, but today I woke up and my OSX El Capitan has lost it's text replace list. I have about 40 different text replaces there (long urls, bankaccount numbers, ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...
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Why are (Pages for Mac) templates, in the Library folder different than what's available in Pages?

Mac's Page's templates seem to be stored in: Library>Application Support>iWork>Pages>Templates>My Templates However, when I use Pages and wish to choose a template, what's available is different ...
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Can't delete a partition on my HDD

I have created a new partition to install a new OS. Now, I would like to delete the old partition on my hard drive. Delete button is inactive. Screenshots: What I'm doing wrong?
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How to downgrade to mac OS X Lion

I'm pretty new to mac environment. Recently my mac mini is updated to OS X El Capitan from OS X Lion, due to which some of my software are incompatible. Hence, I'd like to downgrade to OS X Lion (10....
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VeraCrypt and MacBook Pro 2015 Retina whole disk encryption?

I use whole disk encryption on my MacBook 15" 2015 with BootCamp. When I restart Windows for test encryption it comes only black screen when try to boot Windows. After that, need then restore to old ...
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Run shell and type output

I am using iTerm2. I would like to have a keyboard shortcut which runs a command and types the output at the current cursor. Example: I have a function branchName which returns/prints the current ...
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MacBook Pro: No hardware installed

I recently asked the following question: Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed The answer made my Wi-Fi work for a day before the same error occurred, now it is permanent. I don't think it is an ...
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Apple ID for enterprise use - Mac's and iOS devices

We found ourselves in a situation where a company supplied iPhone got linked to an employee's personal Apple ID account, and the phone is now useless to us, as the employee was terminated. Is there ...
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Apple's typical device refresh optimal for new college students? [closed]

Long-story-short: When does apple typically update their hardware? As a prospective college student, I'd want to get new devices before college begins, but I'd also prefer to have the most up-to-...
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What is this square icon and square + triangle icon in Mac OS X bar?

From left, second one(to the right to Evernote) As well as the fourth one.
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Force QuickTime Player to auto-play files

I want QuickTime Player to auto-play a file when I execute that file from Finder. The default behaviour is to simply load the file and wait for you to press play. I found a default pref that you can ...
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how to keymap in iPad within bluetoothe keyboard?

I have a problem at using bluetoothe keyboard(for Mac) in iPad. This keyboard's "space bar" doesn't work and the others are fine. so I want to use this keyboard with keymapping as other key to "...
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Is it possible to use a Mac Mini with a laptop monitor?

I want to buy a Mac Mini and I want to use it with my laptop monitor. My laptop is Lenovo Y510P. I searched some documents for using Mac Mini with laptop monitor and I only found a solution to using ...
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Is Homebrew safe for Mac? [closed]

I wonder if Homebrew is safe for Mac users... Do you have any bad experience with this software (like malware for example)?