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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Optimal Mac setup for web designer/developer? [closed]

I’m ready to upgrade my hardware but in a dilemma over what to buy, since I’m not completely sure what I need. I have a feeling that I’m going to throw money at a setup which will end up being serious ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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Restarting automatically

My macbook pro automatically restarting and it shows your computer restarted because of a problem... How can I solve this problem?
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Issue with LCD screen colors after Mac was dropped

I have gotten an issue with my Mac LCD display, after the Mac was dropped. 100% white colors become pink and 100% black colors become green. I don't want to get it fixed, because that would be very ...
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Making an app window smaller on a mac

When I open some apps, the window for the app is huge. I know I can resize the window by going to bottom right and corner and using mouse. I was just wondering is there some quicker way using keys ...
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Why can't I edit a Numbers spreadsheet I created?

I have a small spreadsheet I created in Numbers. But when I click in the spreadsheet, there is no cursor and I can't edit anything. Could anyone tell me why this might be? Numbers 3.5.2 MacBook Air ...
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iPod 5th generation is not syncing to my mac OS X

I've had my mac several months (purchased used) and just downloaded iTunes on it this past weekend when I purchased my iPod touch 5th generation. I had only like 14 songs on there that were puchased ...
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How to make bootable ISO of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD on Windows

I have tried ISOBuster and IMG Burn but I can't seem to make a Mac compatible ISO? All I can see is the boot camp partition (900MB) in both Windows and Linux. When I try and boot the ISO in VirtualBox ...
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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine

Google Play Music Manager app (GPMM) doesn't allow connecting to more than 2 accounts from the same machine. Apparently they limit it based on the MAC address of your network adapter. I tried to ...
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How do I use task manager on a MAC using a PC Keyboard

Basically how do I 'control, alt, delete' But with a MAC computer, but using a Microsoft Keyboard? What other short cuts are there, like for instance, 'Alt F4' or 'Alt tab' but with a Microsoft ...
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Cannot boot Mac OS X Yosemite due to libJPEG.dylib

My Macbook Air 2014 does not boot to login and it freezes. This picture below is captured in verbose mode (from Command+V). I have no idea how to solve this. What I did before this happen is ...
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...
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Playhead info for imported video clips is static/constant in iMovie 9 as I scroll over the clips. Is it possible to make it display correct info?

I have been importing videos clips from a SD card to iMovie 09. These clips are analyzed for animal behavior and the timing information for a specific event is critical for proper analyses. Most of ...
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Tips to speed up a Mac Mini?

I recently purchased a used MacMini3,1 (Late 2009) with a 2.26 Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and 2 GB of memory. The seller shipped it to me with Snow Leopard installed, and it ran smooth and fast. I ...
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Removing right-command as “show desktop”

I just got my Mac several months ago, and set my right-command as show desktop shortcut. Now, I want to remove it, but I totally forget how to remove this silly thing. I have checked several places as ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
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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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Ducking in iMovie 10

iMovie 10 makes ducking a lot less easy... I'm trying to make interview clips automatically reduce the music, but it's making life difficult for me. Can someone please tell me how to do audio ducking ...
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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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I want to backup my Mac partition, including the OS, so that I can use the backup to restore my hard drive to its current state

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu (14.04) of my Mac running OS X 10.10.3. I want to make sure that I can use my backup to fix any issues I might have dual-booting. I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used: cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Quickly rearrange Finder icons without sorting

How to arrange the icons in Finder to the topleft, i.e. to fill in the holes, without changing the order? The button "Clean up" does no work because the icons are already in grids. The "Clean up by" ...
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Upgrading an old mac mini intel 1.1 for Lion

I'm looking to buy an older mac mini (v1.1) CoreDuo 1.66Ghz 2Gb DDR2, 80Gb HD. My research shows the original OS was Mac OS X 10.4.11. So my question is: if i will upgrade my CPU from T2300 to T7200 ...
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How do I make a window stay on top of other windows without using third party software?

I simply can't believe one needs to download an app to be able to pin the Terminal window on top of another application. Please help me figure this out. I am frustrated and confused as to why Apple ...
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Photo wrong thumbnail

In the Finder of my mac, it often happens that some photos in a folder are displaying wrong previews. The set of photos which have this problem is random and unpredictable: sometimes among 10 photos ...
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Why does handBrake rotate my original videos?

tl;dr stop hanbrake from rotating my original videos once it compresses them. I know that similar questions about rotating have been asked, but they are more in the lines of "how do I rotate a ...
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Changing dots per inch (DPI) in Powerpoint Office 2011 for Mac

I want to increase the resolution of my images in PowerPoint for (2011 for Mac). In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save and from there you can change the dpi...here's a fuzzy screen ...
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How do i fully delete an old account so that it stops asking for updates?

My ex-partner had an account on my Mac. When we broke up, we deleted his account. However, some of the applications that he has downloaded keep asking for updates. I cannot delete these apps, as it ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not detected

One of my Macs has a very unusual issue. It is unable to detect USB keyboard and mouse like it used to do before. What I have done so far: Tested USB ports - found 1 dead USB Tried connecting ...
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How to add watermark to all video files in a folder? (Mac, mencoder, terminal)

Is there a way to add watermark to all (mp4) video files in a folder. I have like 1000 videos in one folder and It'll take a long time to change one by one manually - so, maybe, there is some kind of ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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MacBook Pro - Mac OS X 10.5.8

The operating system of my MacBook Pro is Mac OS X 10.5.8. What is the compatible browser I can safely download?
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Can't pinpoint PID that's listening on port

I'm simply trying to figure out which PID is listening on a specific port on OS X Yosemite. Here's what I get when I run nestat -an | grep udp dp4 0 0 *.53675 *.* udp4 ...
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Change folder name on launchpad?

I'm rearranging my launchpad and I can't seem to figure out how to change the name of one of my folders with the yosemite update.
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Would it be a good choice to use a Mac mini as wireless router?

I know that I can use network sharing to share my cable network connected to Mac mini and turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. I haven't purchased a Mac mini yet. From the description on Apple Store, Mac ...
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My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear

My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear. After deciding it was not my headphones or the cable (it worked in my iPhone), I instantly went to turning my mac off and resetting ...
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How do I increase display by 120% of normal? Using Mac Air, Yosemite OS

In Windows one can right click, head over to display preferences and have the OS increase everything globally ... icons, fonts, etc ... by a certain factor. It's really helpful for "old" eyes. Is ...
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copy and paste only images name not its path

In Mac Systems - safari browser im accessing the xchange email. When I have 10-20 jpg or pdf files are there in finder, Im coping them and pasting in the email only for the txt message not attachment, ...
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How to find wifi password on my mac which is already connected

I need to find the password for my wifi network into which I'm already connected to. I'm using MacBook Pro with OSX Lion. Any guidance please.
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Install OS X 10.8 from bootable USB on empty Mac HDD

I have a bootable USB for 10.8, but my Mac's HDD is completely empty. How do I install this OS to my Mac?
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Remove VIP mail box from sidebar in Mac Mail

I accidentally set one of my contacts to be a VIP in Mac Mail, it then added this folder in the image below into the sidebar, when i removed the VIP status of that contact the VIP folder still ...
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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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How to insert up arrow in microsoft word for mac using keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to insert uparrow that is not a wingding in word with a keyboard shortcut? Whenever I insert the symbol from the character browser it switches my font to wingdings and it's frustrating ...
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Run Node commands for _www user

I've installed NodeJS for all users on my Mac and when I do a whoami in the terminal it says 'cameron' and I can access node, npm, and grunt globally. However when I try and run these from PHP e.g. ...
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How to use iTunes Match with two user accounts on the same computer?

Me and my partner have a Mac Pro in our house, each with our own user account. We both use iTunes, have iPhones, our own Apple IDs, and each have a subscription to iTunes Match. However, for some ...
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Mac Mail: Add other message as attachment

I'd like to add other mail message as an attachment to a new one but Mail (On OSX Lion) does not allow me to do that. Any workaround? Gil
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Lock Screen from Command Line? [duplicate]

I have activated the Keychain Menu Bar icon so I can relatively easily click Lock Screen to lock the screen of my MacBook. Is there a way to do this with a shortcut or via the command line? I know you ...
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bash- command not fount error

I tried to install omnet++ on my Macbook pro (OS 10.10) yesterday. I got an error so I delete path in my bash-profile. Now, every command I try to run in my terminal shows an error of command not ...
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unable to delete large folder from icloude drive

I am unable to delete large folders from my icloud drive.( I have tried it both from my phone and from icloud.com) get an error saying “There was a problem deleting “folder name” try again later” I ...