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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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)?
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Where are my all installed programs?

I am new to Mac OS X and till the time I was using Windows 7/8. I tried to download and install programs in Mac OS X, but I do not see them in Launchpad. Where are all my programs are going. Secondly,...
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Can I transfer an Application and its data to a different Mac

I was given a MacBook Air to use as a laptop for school in the sixth grade. Now I am graduating and heading off to high school, so I need to turn my laptop in for good. Now I have had this laptop for ...
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How to prevent notifications of old Messages when I log into my Mac?

I use Messages on my Mac as well as my iPhone. Whenever I log into my Mac, notifications pop up for each Message I've received since the last time I logged in, even though I've already checked them ...
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Is there a way to get a screenshot / snapshot of a movie purchased on iTunes?

Using ⌘Shift3 or ⌘Shift4 won't work -- it will capture a grey window. (I think it is due to the video being displayed using the video card's video buffer). I think one way is to use an iPad and play ...
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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Macbook Pro Power Consumption

I was wondering if it is possible first of all to get the overall power consumption for my MacBook? And if it is possible can I get this power consumption for each peripheral running (like ...
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “filename....
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Macbook 10.11.5 all of a sudden can't login to Windows shared drive

I had absolutely no problems for months. When I first got it I did command+K and typed in the ip address of the server, then put in the admin login for the window server and all three shared drives on ...
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Using internet recovery to install Mac OS X on SSHD, then replace internal?

I have a USB 3.0 to Sata cable of which I will plug into a 500gb SSHD. I will try to install a completely new Mac OS X on it using the Internet Recovery option. Then transfer all of my files via USB 3....
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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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How to change computer name as it shows up in AirDrop?

I use AirDrop quite often to quickly send pictures that I take on my iPhone, to my Mac. The problem is, I have several Macs (all of them are Mac minis) and when I activate AirDrop on my iPhone, they ...
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Air Apps for Mac OSX: Code object is not signed at all

I have already developed and published several Air Apps for Mac OSX before. The last one was published on the Mac App Store in July 2015 - everything worked fine back then. This week I've finished ...
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Google Inbox as a standalone app via Chrome

Google Inbox recently added compatibility with Safari and yet still does not play nice with Fluid. I decided I might as well use Chrome. Google recently improved the way "desktop app extensions" work ...
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How can I achieve page-up and page-down in OS X?

I am using MacOSX Snow Leopard. How do I achieve page-up and page-down?
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Compare multi-digit version numbers in bash

Trying to write a script that searches for the version of the Application then returns the value. My problem is the value is three to four intergers long (example 4.3.2). I have searched for a while ...
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Sync itunes media folder with library

I'm embarrassed to admit I don't understand how iTunes works despite having a mac for 6 years. How can I clean out my music folder (iTunes media) and then get iTunes to update? I've made substantial ...
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iMac and safari / Internet connection issue

Having a 'Mac update' evening. Updated El Capitan to latest version. Went to update Office365 and it didn't work. Said it couldn't connect. Got a PC next to Mac and connection seemed fine when ...
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How do I stop my iMessages appearing on my MacBook Air?

I updated my MacBook Air to El Capitain (OS X 10.11) I would rather not have my messages appearing on my Mac when others are using it. I have tried System Preferences but I cannot find the Accounts ...
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Slow login (Active Directory User + Filevault2) - Mountain Lion

Two of our users have been getting this weird issue where their login to the computer seem to take "ages". The issue seems to go away if you turn off FileVault. However we need to keep FileVault on, ...
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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Windows keyboard on Mac [duplicate]

is there any way to configure Mac keyboard to work as a Windows one? I want to use Windows shortcuts on mac, for example alt+shift = switches keyboard language.
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How to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Can't access External Drive (time machine), no EFI partition system. How to manually rewrite it?

tried to back up my Mac to time machine yesterday but I couldn't mount the drive. I have a Lacie 3TD hdd that is partition into msdos(for transfer between pc and mac) and hfs(time machine). I am able ...
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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How to download all iTunes songs from iTunes match in the cloud to a Mac with iTunes v 12.4

I cannot do the "select all" solution suggested earlier as iTunes has removed the d"download" option and the "Make Available Offline" option . I can select "all" but how do I down download them since ...
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Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed

I have recently been getting a "No hardware installed" error when I click on my wifi. I have tried resetting the SMC, resetting PRAM, reattaching the cables in the electronics of the computer. Now I ...
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Share notes with other people on a mac

I am writing a note on my mac. I want to share this note with other people on my mac. this means specific users on my mac should be able to read and write to this note. how can I do this?
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Using an Android phone with a Mac's messaging App

Several of my friends have their iPhones hooked up to the iMessage app on Mac. If you're not familiar, it lets you check your phones messages as well as send messages on your Mac via your phone. I ...
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How do I increase the size of the main partition?

As indicated in the screenshot I can't increase the size of the main partition.
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How to factory reset a broken mail app via terminal OSX El Capitan?

I opened my mail app this noon I wanted to send an email, as usual I clicked on the compose email button I wrote my mail and sent it. Now after that the mail app started acting strange. It switches ...
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iMac Crashes kernel Panic

I have an iMac, and always crashing almost everyday. Can you please point me out to the right direction? Below is the Report after it had crashed. I Have already reverted to factory settings. no ...
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Is there a software that can visually highlight focused windows more?

I do web development on my Mac and I tend to have lots of windows open. Even per application, I tend to have multiple windows opened (ie a Terminal window for tail -f error logs, one for ssh, and one ...
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How to make Macintosh HD size the same as SSD

So today, I tried dual-booting my late 2013 rMBP on El Capitan with Windows 10. I got to the step within Bootcamp where it was partitioning my SSD, and I went ahead and played a game of Super Smash. ...
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How can I remove this icon from the menu bar?

I am seeing attached icon in the top right menu bar. I tried deleting MenuExtras by going to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extrasbut it didn't help, please help to hide or remove it.
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How do I install certain applications on a server

I have an Ubuntu server that uses netatalk by which I am able save files and backup to it. I want a way where the installation of an application in mac happens in the server and my mac is able to read ...
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Can Mac Mail use Gmail's send mail as function?

Mac Mail is receiving mail from my Gmail account (exgmail) which is fetching mail from two other accounts (ex1email / ex2email). I want to be able to use the 2 different email accounts I have listed ...
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Trouble to boot into OSX after install windows 10 on MacBook pro

Before this problem win + OSX worked fine. But I tried to settings>recovery>Advance Startup from windows. after a restart , there is no two boot option . only windows boot option is appear. But how ...
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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

How to install recent versions of Mac OS X such as El Capitan in Parallels without creating an extra file on the host Mac? Installing Mac OS X as a guest OS in Parallels is easy. Just choose File > ...
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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Macbook pro internal HD not detected

I had a problem with my bootcamped MBP and I tried to format the HD. I wasn't able to format any of the partitions so I tried the following based on https://www.macissues.com/2014/04/05/how-to-fix-...
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how to place file inside /sbin/ in MAC 10.11 during .pkg installation

We have been installing / placing a tool for dhcp refresh under /sbin till MAC 10.10 there were no issues. but now it is completely blocked. even with root privilege i cannot able to place it. Any way ...
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Why does my terminal in Macbook show this message? What should I do to preclude that message?

Last login: Mon May 23 11:29:54 on ttys000 -bash: /Users/karthy/Library/Enthought/Canopy_64bit/User/bin/activate: No such file or directory
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How do so set “date added” metadata in Mac OS X El Capital

I would like to set all the empty "Date Added" values in my laptop to match the "Date Modified" values, but I cannot figure out how to set the "Date Added" attribute to a specific value.
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Constant ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly Message

I keep getting a window saying ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly. Every 10-20 seconds. As of 15 minutes ago. How can I fix this? I uninstalled the spigots and the window still pops up. Here is the ...
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How to rename multiple files at once?

I want to rename multiple files at once. For example: Picture1.jpg Picture2.jpg Picture3.jpg Picture4.jpg into Vacation-Picture1.jpg Vacation-Picture2.jpg Vacation-Picture3.jpg Vacation-Picture4....
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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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Netgear N300 (C3000) drops Wi-Fi connection with Macbook Pro

I purchased a new Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000). It is a cable modem with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connection works fine on all my mobile devices like iPhone, iPad except for my ...
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Different “free space” indications in Macintosh HD after upgrading to El Capitan

I wanted to know what was the free available space in my internal HD (I actually have a SSD). In Finder, if I trust the Show Info information (right click or cmd+I on Macintosh HD icon in the Finder ...