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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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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Getting the list of saved BSSIDS from a Mac OSX

I have recently started jailbreaking students' iPhones and iPods at my school. Today, after successfully jailbreaking a student's Verizon wireless iPhone 4, it was stolen. My school, however, blocks ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro Hanging when using two VGA monitors, one connected to HDMI and the other to a USB port?

I have a MacBook Pro that started to hang recently. I'm looking for insights on the cause and potential fixes. The Apple Genius Bar folks did not find anything. It is configured as follows: ...
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Amongst Macs that can be upgraded to support OS X Recovery, can any model *not* accept a firmware downgrade?

Focusing on computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery: is there any Mac on which firmware can not be downgraded? I see that for at least one type of MacBook Pro, firmware can ...
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IOStorageFamily / IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily kext errors on Mavericks

Occasionally when I start up my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro, I see the following error messages a few moments after logging in: This happens about every second or third login. After seeing these error ...
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External monitor has no signal on first boot — Mac must be rebooted

I'm on a Mac Pro running OS X 10.9 with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB, and I'm using a BenQ E2420HD as a monitor. The Problem: Every day I start my Mac in the morning, and every day the monitor has ...
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Filezilla multiple windows on mac

Dose anyone know how to open a new window for this application on mac? I have googled for the answer, the one comment was to copy and past the application and rename it.
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Can I rotate presentations on Keynote on my iPhone?

I'm prototyping an app — including custom animations, etc — on Keynote for the Mac using a custom vertical template. I want to be able to see what this feels like underneath the thumb by opening up ...
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mac blue screen and computer freeze

I have a macbook pro, OS 10.8.5 In the past month or so, I have had problems where the computer will freeze, and then switch to a blue screen. It's not 100% blue, but has some very slight vertical ...
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How do I figure out what is keeping my Mac Pro from sleeping?

For some odd reason, my Mac Pro won't sleep by itself. Unlike, this question, it does stay asleep; it just won't go to sleep by itself. I read Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode, but ...
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Exporting CSV with Numbers with different languages

I am exporting a file from Numbers to CSV and it contains language other than English, like Japanese or Russian. After I export the CSV, all these funny characters shows up in the CSV. Is there a ...
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Is there another way apart from screencapture to take a screenshot of a background window?

I'd like to take a screenshot of a background window given its title. I know this can be made with screencapture -l idwindow output but unluckily I can't use this method because I'm on a 10.5.8 ...
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How can I share media from phone to computer via bluetooth: video

My home internet connection is limited to 1mbs down which makes it very hard to watch videos on my computer. However my cellular connection is a very respectable 50mbs down, making videos on my phone ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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Mac Mail won't connect to Exchange 2007

We recently had a mail outage and eventually got mail back - it was a disk space issue. The PCs with Outlook can connect in without issues but the couple of Macs we have won't connect at all. I can ...
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Mac Outlook 2011 pasting text not at cursor

I'm using outlook for emails, each time I paste copied/cut text (from within the same email) it will not paste at the the cursor/ibar but at the top of the email text. Any solutions? Thanks in ...
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No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key after Boot Camp

When I tried to install Windows on my iMac I must have have formatted the wrong disk. Now when start I get no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key. Any suggestions!
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How to install Writer2LaTeX in command line

This is the app I want to install, in ubuntu it was done automatically, but somehow in Mac it seems that I have to install manually. Writer2LaTeX http://writer2latex.sourceforge.net/ In the ...
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Most efficient way to get all files in a directory

I have a million+ files spread across four fiber-connected arrays. I need to get the path, filesize, and last_modified date to insert into a mysql database. What would be the best way to do this? ...
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How to connect to a VPN with PPTP that uses CHAP and MS-CHAP?

My employer recently changed our VPN that we use while working remote and sent some new instructions for setting up our windows machines to connect to it. Following the instructions, I basically just ...
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One of three monitors does not start after upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion

I've just updated to OS X 10.8.2 (earlier 10.7.5) on my Mac Pro. And I have 3 monitors - DVI, DisplayPort (primary), DVI; attached to 6850. Everything works fine, but every time I start the computer, ...
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Increase Screenshot Size (Resolution)?

I sometimes use the screenshot feature copied to clipboard to paste it quickly when I need it. I usually use that in Mail, however I always realize that the picture sent is really small in size ...
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MacMail client getting notifications from Google+ in Chinese - why?

For some reason all notifications from Google+ are coming through in Chinese when sent to my dad's @mac.com email address (when accessed on iPhone, iPad or on his regular Apple computer). When the ...
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Safari auto correction jumps

For a pretty long time I have the problem that the auto correction in Safari doesn't always work as it should. So it often happens that I write a word, and on pressing the spacebar it replaces the ...
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How to open a jar by default?

I had a question "How do I run a jar when double-click it?" But now I know that my computer is not set to open jars by default. Is there a settings in the mac that open jars by default? All the jars ...
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How to customize the click sound for mac book pro?

I turned on the click sounds for my mac. Now I am able to hear a typewriter like sound every time I type. I want to customize the sound effect. I want it to sound something like this ...
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can i use target display mode on mid 2011 IMac with an early 2011 macbook pro with thunderbolt

I have connected the mid 2011 IMac to the early 2011 macbook pro via thunderbolt. Nothing happens. Command / F2 on the IMac doesn't do anything. Any thoughts?
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Mac mini sound problem with Windows 8 partition

My sound is not working on my Mac mini. I have installed Windows 8 on it, have updated all the drivers, and under device management, it is telling me that everything is running fine. There is no sound ...
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Show unshortened day of the week @ OSX menu bar

Currently clock menu bar item shortens day of the week like Sat instead of Saturday. Is there any way to change this without additional software? (tried regional formats but it ignores any custom ...
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I am downloading something with 300~1200kb/s? Any help?

Today I noticed that my system is downloading something and the download speed is around 300~1200kb/s. I tried everything that I could thing of... installed Little Snitch 3 and I did not see anything ...
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Calendar “blinks” event?

On my MacBook Air, running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, I have received (from thalys.nl) bookings of train tickets in .ics format. The point, obviously, is to click them so they get added to my ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: Link to image (I'm a new user) But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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Problem entering accented characters with Mac OS X 10.7.4 and MS Office

When I first installed MS Word for Mac on this MacBook Air, pressing and holding characters such as o and u produced a little menu of accents for that character - wonderful! But all of a sudden, this ...
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How to get subtitles on AppleTV via AirPlay from iTunes on a Mac?

I'm pretty sure this used to work... I can play a movie in iTunes on my Mac. When played on "My computer" I get the little speech bubble icon and can choose to have subtitles or not. But when I choose ...
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Mac mini Apple bluetooth keyboard DELETE key can't do 'backward delete'

I have mac mini and I bought an original apple bluetooth keyboard from ebay. The problem is that the DELETE key always do 'DELETE' action and not 'Backspace', even if I use the function key with it. ...
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Mountain Lion reboots while connection to iPad3

I have installed Mountain Lion recently. I had been using 4th generation iPod Touch for development and it was working fine. Once I had to debug something on iPad 3. Amazingly the OS reboots every ...
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Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
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How to use mouse click to open directory, file, or menu item in Midnight Commander?

I cannot click anything in Midnight Commander now. If I do it - it selects some area only.
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OS X Command Line using Pacifist to downgrade Safari on a 10.7 System

I want to downgrade Safari by using a command line script. With a GUI I used the Pacific tool (http://coderwall.com/p/ndm-iw) in order to work around the OS 10.6 requirement. Right now I'm search ...
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How to setup a Mac for kiosk mode video presentation?

My situation is: 2 iMacs (Lion), one displays a slide show and the other one a video. If a user comes to the iMac and wants to play the video again, he should be able to play the video with one click ...
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How to make MacOS X ignore nice load when scaling CPU frequencies (“ignore_nice_load” on Linux)?

Is it possible to control/configure the CPU frequency governor on MacOS X? I would like it to ignore load/work from "niced" processes and not spin up the CPU frequency? On Linux this can be ...
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2010 MacBook Pro WiFi ignores DHCP answers only on a certain network

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with OS version 10.7.4 Recently, the wifi connection stopped working on my home network: it fails to get an IP address. Everything's fine if I assign an address, the other ...
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Automatically removing Dock icons not consistent in Mountain Lion

I know that whenever we add an icon to the dock, it gets added to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file. So, when I wanted to remove a dock icon from a program, I removed the corresponding ...
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How to prevent an automatic network share connection at startup?

Problem Synopsis: I have a WiFi router that can connect to a USB storage device and then allow access to that device over WiFi. I had once connected my Mac (OS X Lion 10.7.4) to such a storage device ...
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Can't write HFS+ in Mac OSX

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Failing hard drive – Will it affect the integrity of my data?

I have a failing hard drive on my current MacBook Pro (it is having a symptom that I previously had on a failing hard drive on a MacBook – clicking drive noises). I'm backing up my hard drive quite ...
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How do I use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion.

I would like to know how to use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion? The printer is wireless, but I usually hook up the cable to my laptop (at least that's how I print from my PC). When I ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...