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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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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MacBook Mail Issue

I added an new Gmail account to my Mac OS X Mail app in the Dock and it says it's there except I don't get email from that particular account. I opened up the setting for the email and this image is ...
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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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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my Mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device ...
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Mac unable to login network user after reboot - no route to host

A real strange one this. I have just setup a Mac that is bound to AD and joined to the wireless (authenticated at logon screen) I know this because I am able to ping the Mac when it is sitting at ...
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How to display zero value as blank cell in mac numbers 3.1

How do I display zero value as blank cell in mac numbers 3.1 yet maintain a formula. I want a running balance column that only shows balance to the line of the last entry like a checkbook register. ...
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Stop Mail from downloading attachments automatically

How to stop Mail.app (version 7.0) on my Mac OSX 10.9 from downloading attachments automatically. I have setup my Gmail account, and I want to be given an option to download attachments instead of ...
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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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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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
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Install FreeDOS via Bootcamp

Is it possible to run FreeDOS via Bootcamp on a Mac? If so, what are the instructions for doing so?
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How to open current folder in ForkLift from command line?

I know how to open it in Finder: open . But, how can I open it in ForkLift?
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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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Cannot switch FaceTime call to iPhone after initiating it on my Mac

I initiated a call on my MacbookPro (running OS X Yosemite), but I cannot transfer it to my iPhone while it's in progress, as advertised on the Continuity feature. The Apple Support article says: ...
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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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Is fine volume adjustment possible in OS X Lion?

On previous versions of Mac OS X pressing ⌥+⇧+volume+ would adjust the volume by quarter increments. This seems to have been removed in Lion. Is there any way to do fine volume ...
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Mac Yosemite : disk size doesn't match its content size sum

I want to clean up my disk storage (451,25 Go) but I don't understand why it doesn't match its content size (194,09 + 26,72 + ...), any idea? It seems that a lot those mistery files are in 'Others' ...
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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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OS X Calendar won't sync to iPhone

If I put an event in Calendar, on my Mac, in does not sync to my iPhone. However it does sync if I put an event into the iPhone when it will then pick up the previous unsynced events.
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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How to automate renaming a file based on its parent folder?

I have done a lot of research and cannot find a simple solution for renaming a file by its parent folder. Basically I am zipping a bunch of files from an online file manager and I receive them in a ...
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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 ...
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OS X install USB key not detected

I've trying to reinstall a clean OS X Yosemite on a MacBook Pro (Mid 2013 model) for the past few days but had no success. I created a bootable USB drive using createmediainstall (as mentioned in: ...
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How do I delete one of my custom templates in Numbers - OS 10.10.1

I would like to delete one of my custom templates I made in Numbers - in previous OS versions you went to Library>iWork>Numbers>Templates and just trash it - but, since I updated to Yosemite - I only ...
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Applescript/Automator task to change default downloads folder

I need to create an automation to make a new folder named by my selected text and then make that folder the new default Safari downloads folder. This would be the default folder when I click on a ...
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OSX floating text screensaver from command line

Everyone, I'm on OSX 10.10.3 I've tried a variety of different ways to change the message for the "message" screen saver. So when I change it through the GUI, at least the following plist files are ...
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Partition problem on OS X

I need help with partitions. Basically every time I try and create a 160 GB partition, OS X creates a 50 GB partition that I didn't ask for. I can't add those 50 GB back to my startup disk, because it ...
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How recover files from mac OS X 10.10.2? [duplicate]

I understand this is a duplicate of few other posts. But I dont find a solution for this. I was using atom editor. I think there was a bug in atom it seems. Editor deleted the files from disk. I dont ...
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alt tab on multi monitor setup to move mouse

When having a multi monitor desktop, we pin some applications to a monitor, and when switching between different apps with alt tat mouse still remains in its place and you have to drag it all the way ...
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How to sort a list of files ordered alphabetically to a list ordered numerically?

I'm trying to split large .csv files into several smaller ones ordered numerically, i.e., "File.csv" into "file_1.csv, file_2.csv, file_3.csv...". When I use the command: split -l 100000 File.csv ...
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Specfic epubs downloaded outside the iBooks store not syncing on a particular mac

I have a handful of epubs I downloaded outside of the iBooks Store and read them across two different macs and an iPhone. For reasons I cannot explain some books’ data (highlights, notes, place in ...
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Lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and Finder

I did something stupid apparently and lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and then when I opened Finder to drag it down to the Dock it somehow got deleted in the desktop. Now although I can see ...
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Can I control my iPhone from my Mac?

I want to play mobile games on my Mac. How do I do that? I have been seeing a lot of iPhones controlling Macs. Where is the Mac controlling the iPhone?
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

Every time I connect my bluetooth headset to my Mac, iTunes decides it's time to launch. Is there a way I can prevent this behavior? I found this thread, but there is no solution: ...
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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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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Mail attachement problem

I have a problem with mail application. Using it from OS X when I send mail including an attachment like image, pdf or any oder document and if my recipient reads the mail on windows devices, they ...
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Trackpad gesture to select text

Ok, it should be very easy one to figure out but I can't do it, so I'm asking experts. I want to know which one is accurate trackpad gesture for selecting text. Is it "three finger swipe right" or ...
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Safari keeps Crashing due to External Modification Warning

In the last 24-hours my Safari has gone haywire. I cannot access the program to even get into my Safari Preferences without getting the following message! Any idea how to cure this? Process: ...
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Terminal command to change Keyboard preferences on Mac?

I'm trying to configure new Mac accounts to have certain languages added to their keyboard preferences. Is there a terminal command to add languages to a particular user's keyboard preferences or ...
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Terminal command to turn off mirroring options for displays in Mac?

Is there a terminal command to turn off the the option to "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" dialog box in the Displays section of System Preferences on Mac? This setting is found ...
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How to insert new line on return key press in iMessage on Mac OSX

Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage on Mac OSX to set the return key to go to the next line instead of sending the message?
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Will smoking around my apple products void their warranty?

Recently I read an article on the Apple forums which says that Apple are not honouring warranty if the product comes for a smoker's home. This is also described in this other article which instantly ...
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Changing language in Pages on a Mac?

I have a Mac and I'm a Spanish Student. I primarily use Pages in English, but sometimes I work in Spanish and I'd like to have spell check and not have red lines under all my words. I went to system ...
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Trying to wake my Mac using Apple / Power Manager Script triggered by Folder Actions

I've been trying to tweak the following script to achieve this. (original script) tell application "Power Manager Scripting" tell workshop set myEvent to make new event with properties ...
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Alert sound on the hour, every hour (OSX and iOS)

Both my Mac and iPhone (possibly my iPad, not sure) play an alert sound on the top of every hour (I believe -- certainly a few of the hours). I don't use notifications for anything (that I am aware ...
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Whispersync-like experience for PDF or TXT files?

When I start reading a PDF or TXT on my Mac and continue reading it on my iPhone, I have to waste time looking for exact place where I stopped reading on my Mac before continuing to read on my iPhone. ...
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How do I stop my Mac from ringing when I get a phone call on my iPhone?

Yosemite has a new feature where my Mac rings when I get a phone call. Annoyingly, it continues to ring for 30 seconds or so, even after I've answered the iPhone. How can I turn this sound off? I'd ...
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How to record Apple Watch Screen using Mac

I know you can use QT to record an iPhone's screen by pressing File -> New Movie Recording, then click on an arrow right next to the record button, and pick your iPhone's name in the pull down menu ...