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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Looking for a video player with capability to maintain a long list of Recent Items

I've tried VLC and MPlayerX and I was disappointed with their "Recent" menu. VLC maintains very little history and it sometimes even randomly erases itself. I switched to MPlayerX -- it doesn't erase ...
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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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No input sound on my Mac—no internal mic at all, and the mic on my headphones won't work either

My Mac doesn't pick up sound at all. When I go to System Preferences, and then Sound, as indicated to do in this helpful post, I don't actually have an option to select “Internal microphone — ...
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Stop MacBook Pro from disconnecting network while downloading larger files

I am using a Gigabit Ethernet adapter (Apple) to connect to my network. While downloading larger files the MacBook Pro blanks the screen and disconnects the network even though it is active doing the ...
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During Clamshell Mode on a Macbook Pro Mid10, how do you get Screens 1 and 2 onto two HD TV's?

During Clamshell Mode on a Macbook Pro Mid10, how do you get Screens 1 and 2 onto two HD TV's using a display port to HDMI going into a HDMI 1X2 splitter? At the moment on Clamshell Mode, Screen 2 ...
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MInimize all windows except active

I'm aware of all the hide all / minimize all shortcuts (cmd + alt + h/m) and am looking into something more sophisticated: I want to minimize all windows except active one – like the Shake function in ...
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Whole disk encryption with a Windows only Bootcamp

I've purchased myself a Mac Book Pro Retina (Haswell) and after giving Mac OS a fair shake have decided to go full Windows 7 and Bootcamp. There is no Mac OS install left on this system. I am now ...
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How can I move fast in CLI in Mac?

In linux in CLI I can press ALT + F or ALT + B to move back and forth in terms of words and not one character at a time. Is this available in Mac? There is no ALT and I tried Control + F, Fn + F, ...
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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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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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How can I use Keyboard Maestro to select all content in an Excel cell?

How to enable select all contents in KeyboardMaestro? I don't see any option but I saw a guide here. It wasn't clear though. Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel
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Launchpad keeps rearranging icons

This has just started on my mac i7 with Maverick. Launchpad keeps rearranging and emptying grouped folders. Is there a fix for this?
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Replacement for ASM's Classic Window Mode in Mavericks?

Once upon a time there was a Menu Extra called ASM ( Application Switcher Menu) which automatically brought all of an application's windows to the front when any of its windows was clicked. In the ...
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Pendrive bootable not showing after trying to reinstall Mavericks

I did the steps to reinstall OS X Mavericks. I created a bootable Pendrive but it doesn't show when I hold down "Option" at boot. I already erased my HD, so I'm stuck now! How can I reinstall OS X ...
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Mac OS X Speech Won't Work

Let's say i'm reading a book online. I wouldn't want to read i would use the Speech Feature by Apple. I open Safari, read a book, I select all using CMD+A and i right click and start the speech. I ...
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Where to Install Applications when using Terminal? [duplicate]

I use the command line a lot to download and install applications. I've always downloaded into the /tmp directory then installed to another directory. But where is the place to install such ...
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Mac OS X / iTunes not recognizing iPod?

I've plugged in a iPod into my iMac. I've plugged it to the back of the mac where the USB Ports are. It does charge the iPod but whenever i want to add music or delete music i can't since iTunes / My ...
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Is it safe to delete ~Library/Caches?

Is it safe to delete the file Caches, in the Library of the Mac OS X Hard Drive? It's a pretty big file, 3.56 GB, Caches reminds me of logs i don't need or browser cookies. Is it safe to delete the ...
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Almost 450 MB consumed on empty external hard drive

I have an old Macbook Pro with 500GB hard disk. The MBP stopped working. I am now using that hard disk as external storage. After erasing the data (using Disk Utility), I see that almost 450MB is used ...
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Prevent Mavericks from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, however I suspect 10.10 will have similar promotion within the App ...
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How can I play music from my computer through my iPhone 5?

I am using MacOSX Snow Leopard.How can I play music from my computer through my iPhone 5?
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink 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 and ...
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apple 10.9.1 MS office two screens simultaneously working on MS word on one screen and PPT on the other

I cant have the two applications visible at the same time, one on each screen. The full double screens switches every time I switch application, it is very inconvenient, any idea on how to avoid ...
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minimum MacBook and specs required for iOS development

I have this early 2008 MacBook 13" which only is upgradeable to 10.7.5. I checked on the app store and it says Xcode requires OSX version 10.8.4 Mountain Lion and later. Although this page from Apple ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been ...
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Mavericks problems with Helvetica

My coworker and I both have Mavericks 10.9.1 and she can install all of the Helvetica fonts we had on our 10.8 computers, but for some reason I can't. The Helvetica (T1) and my Helvetica Black which ...
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Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file?

Whenever I reinstall my Mac OS and/or buy a new Mac, I have to configure manually almost all the options of mouse, dock, etc. I'd like to know if Mac OS or some software can provide some way to save ...
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Is there a Siri on Mac OS X?

I'm really into Siri on the iPhone, does Siri also exists for the Mac? I wish to be able to use a shortcut to summon Siri, and ask a question. Any similar utility for OS X will be welcome.
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Group chat iMessages now being received through email

I'm in a group chat with my friends and all of a sudden one of my friends text messages now go to my email (I use my iCloud email for iMessage). It's from an email address ***705@vzwpix.com and the ...
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Can i stored iMovie projects and files in an NTFS external drive?

I'm backing up manually my computer with the data I want to keep. I've already backed up iPhoto library in a a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition as it seems is the only way to store it properly. ...
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Can Spotlight be configured to search ALL files on the hard drive (or is there a powerful alternative) - like Windows' Start Menu search can be?

On Windows - since Vista onwards - I'm used to an extremely powerfully configurable instant file/folder/setting search feature: namely its instant indexed Start Menu search. Having a powerful ...
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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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How can I get started with using I2C on a Mac?

I have this Devantech I2C thing. It has Mac drivers but i have hard time to figure it out. Instructions are way too hard for newbie like me. Are there any GUI apps which makes it easier to use I2C in ...
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Skype doesn't shows the previous days chat

Hi Am using two PCs MAC MINI and ordinary Windows machine, I have installed SKYPE on both also login with same account. I did lot of chats on windows machine using my account, But i can't view the ...
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Will Time Machine restore the “Date Created” field along with the restored files?

If I use Time Machine to backup my Mac and then have to restore it later, will it retain the "Date Created" attribute of the files?
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How do I close cfprefsd so that I can update Flash on mavericks

I have downloaded the Flash 12 updater and tried to run the update. The updater complains that I need to close cfprefsd. When I force quit cfprefsd though the Activity Monitor, it restarts it's ...
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Mac OS announcing notifications

There is an option in Mac OS to announce alerts, when they are displayed or to have it announce the time in regular intervals. My question is: Is there an option to announce notifications, or even ...
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Mac Overheating Problems and Fan Noise

I have a old MB, which has Snow Leopard 10.6 Installed onto it. How can I fix the overheating and that fan noise? Whenever i open a large file or like install Windows 7 from Bootcamp, it would ...
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Serious problem with Time Machine (external HDD)

My Mac Mini (late-2012) got repaired by Apple, and the hard drive was reseted. Now I want to restore the Mac Mini from my Time Machine Backup (on an external 1TB HDD), but it doesn't appear in the ...
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Installing Mac OS X Mountain lion Apple iD Error

Can someone please help me with this Issue? Im trying to install mountain lion and i always get this error! My Mac Is a 2007 iMac, kind of second hand, 320.07 GB WDC Hard drive.
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need a database software for Mac 10

Is there q simple data base out there that is similar to the database the was included in the old Apple Works software
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Problem installing Xcode 5 - how to [duplicate]

I am not mac user for long and I am having some issues. Help would be appreciated. You probably know Xcode 5 which is free. I found it in Appstore - clicked Install. But Appstore asked me to login. I ...
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Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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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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/usr/bin/codesign from Mac 10.9

The /usr/bin/codesign file on our server was removed. It is running version OS version 10.9. Does anyone know where I can download the codesign file for OSX 10.9? Or can anyone pull it off their ...
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What happens when a Mac SATA drive is put in a Dell laptop?

I am planning to buy a Mac. But I see Mac uses same Intel processors as other Windows/Linux laptops. So I would like to know if I take a hard disk(say the Mac book is released before mid 2012, so the ...
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Organising TV programmes by season that are stored in iTunes in the Cloud

I have a couple of TV shows that were purchased as part of a bundle on the iTunes Store (The Big Bang Theory 1—6 & The Inbetweeners 1—3). When they were downloaded, they were not organised by ...
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Log software usage time on Mac OS 9 (Oct. 1999)

I'm needing to log the time a user spends inside of an application in Mac OS 9. I created a simple bash script "launcher" to do this, but then discovered OS 9 doesn't have bash installed. Here is the ...
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Execute Shell Scrip individually for each selected file in Finder

I am trying to create an automator workflow that will do a google search for the filename of each selected file in finder. Unfortunately the workflow I have created works just with one selected ...
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How can I sync my keyboard dictionary and all the words that it learnt on my iPhone with the one on the Mac

To transfer the words my iPhone has learnt and to have the mac learning them too