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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Do the 'OS X Beta Seed Program' updates wipe your existing OS install?

I've joined the OS X Beta Seed Program but am not sure about this detail. Does it upgrade 'in place' and all your countless system tweaks and customizations are kept in tact, or does it do a 'fresh' ...
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Using visudo to edit sudoers on Mac

I have managed to make the sudoers file on my Mac erorr. eg. $ sudo visudo >>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 45 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 45 sudo: no ...
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How to re-install an OS on Mac

My friend has a Mac book pro. I'm afraid I know nothing else about it. For reasons unknown, and I dare not ask, she decided to rub a magnet over it, beside the touch pad. She heard a strange noise, ...
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How to share a folder and only this folder?

I have a Mavericks installed Mac, and want to share a folder called Data which placed in /Users/Sato/Data with another windows 7 PC. So I followed a post to setup shared folder, and it works. But I ...
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Is there setting for how long a tooltip can be displayed?

Often Tooltips disappear before I am able to read the entire contents of the Tooltip. Ideally, I would like a way to set Tooltips to go away only AFTER I have moved the mouse, rather than the 5 ...
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Promise pegasus 4x2TB Disk upgrade [closed]

I have a promise Pegasus with 4x2TB Hitachi disks, would it work with any (or some specific 4x4TB disks?
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How do I delete everything off my Mac?

I have an old Mac that I want to sell. I have the 2 instalation disks but don't know what to do with them. OS X version 10.5.8 Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
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Software recommendations for locking down a OS X based school computer lab

I am installing a computer lab with 25 brand new iMacs. I would like to secure the machines to prevent students from tampering with them. Some of the things I'd like to prevent including making ...
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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Moving a window between Spaces with Slate

I'm currently using Slate as my main TWM but the only thing missing is moving app between spaces with key bindings. I don't want to use the mouse, I know I can drag and drop the window and I can ...
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Strange word in Terminal Bash Prompt [duplicate]

When I launch terminal I'm greeted with: Last login: Thu May 1 15:36:29 on ttys000 fib:~ nyx$ What is fib and why is it there? Will be great if help can be provided to troubleshoot this...
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How to import from OneNote on Windows to the Mac edition of OneNote?

I have been working on Windows 7 with Microsoft OneNote 2010. I have a huge amount of work store in OneNote. I need to open those notebooks in OneNote running on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, which has been ...
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One user account not working correctly

I am running OSX 10.7.5 on an iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo Processor. I have 3 user accounts. 2 are admin. one of the Admin accounts has gone nuts. The other 2 user accounts work just fine in every ...
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What is sharing on my mac [closed]

In my finder window of the OS X 10.9.1 mac software version installed on a new desktop mac, I frequently see something else connected as shared but will not allow me to get the info and I do not know ...
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What are the licensing concerns running Mac OS X guest OS on VMWare ESXi 5.5 with non-apple hardware?

How do I install Mac OS X as a guest OS on VMWare ESXi 5.5 Update 1 running on non apple hardware? We currently have a large deployment of HP server hardware running VMWare ESXi 5.5 Update 1. We have ...
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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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Customize the granularity of native application zooming in OS X?

In apps like Preview, Cmd + = and Cmd + - perform the menu items Zoom In and Zoom Out, and zoom the content natively with no loss of image quality, (at least for zoom levels up to 'actual size'), as ...
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Screen Shot or convert an ArtPro file using Automator

I am attempting to turn an ArtPro (.ap) image into a pdf, but I can't find any existing or downloadable actions to do anything other than open a .ap file. Because of this I have resolved to Screen ...
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Can iTunes be configured to have the 'Store' be default screen at startup?

I like to use iTunes predominantly to check things out on the iTunes store (and make the occasional purchase), not to browse a library of downloaded media by default. Is there a setting or way to ...
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Mysterious Outlook Temp folder

I'm constantly finding an empty folder called Outlook Temp in my Documents folder, even after deleting it numerous times. What's making this folder? The obvious answer is Microsoft Outlook, but I ...
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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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How to install an Adobe app from another Mac using Remote Disc?

I recently deleted some Adobe files & now when I try to reinstall Photoshop Elements I get the error message: "installer failed to initialize." Adobe is no help at all. I can't restore the ...
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Can Macbook air run my softwares?

I would like to buy Macbook air with below specifications 4gb RAM 128GB Flash Storage i5 Processor 1.7Ghz Mavericks OS And i would like to install the below softwares x-Code 2 Virtual machines ...
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Is there a way to set application-specific 'hot corners' in OS X?

OS X's 'hot corners' feature is great, but I'd like to use it in just one specific application - or, set a specific hot corner action for one app, and a different action (for the same corner) in ...
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How to Convince IT to Let me Use MacBook at Work

My company (about 130 people) is almost exclusively a Windows shop. There is a small number of designers who use Macs due to business need. I asked my boss and the IT guy if I could use my MacBook ...
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Weird Browser Pictures on Mac Mavericks

Can someone please tell me what's happening here : http://awesomescreenshot.com/02c2otqbf9 This can be fixed by clearing my cache. Pictures are broken. My OS is MAC Mavericks, happens on all browsers ...
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Help with password recovery for Word for Mac 2011 doc

I have misplaced the password for an important doc created with Mac 2011 Word. Is there a way to recover or remove the password?
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How to disable discrete graphics card and use only integrated graphics MacBook Pro Early 2011?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and the GPU has died. I want to switch to Integrated Graphics only until I get my Logic Board replace. I've tried: gfxcardstatus and I get this: *There is no ...
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Want to clean up contacts

Years ago I thought I was going to be smart and import 6000 contacts to my database. Several mail systems and mail clients later, I would now like to clean this up down to about the 800-1000 that I ...
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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. ...
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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Use Built-In Microphone as Input and EarPods as Output

I am trying to record singing in Logic Pro X. I have a background track that I want the signer to be able to hear through EarPods or Beats. However, I don't want to use the microphone that comes with ...
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Apple Mail App Alternatives for os X

Can anyone let me know if there are any lightweight-Mail application for Mac OS X? Mail seems to consume too much of memory space
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Mac Mini - black pixels show up as purple

Has anyone encountered this problem: It's a mac mini. It's connected to a tv via a HDMI cable, both of which work fine with other computers. However, when connected to the HISENSE tv, at native ...
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Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
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I forgot my new user's password [duplicate]

I was so happy by the time I was setting the password for my mac mini that I forgot wich it was, What can I try? I needed to install an app and my password prompt showed up, Is there a way arround ...
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MBP 2010 external monitor not waking

Up until recently my MacBook Pro 2010 worked fine with an external samsung monitor, using a mini display to HDMI cable. At the time I was running Mountain Lion. Then a few months ago, still running ...
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Sync directories from iMac & MacBook . What is the recommended method? [duplicate]

I like to sync directories from my Imac & MacBook . What is the recommended method?
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Running Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook Pro

I am looking for the best way to run PC applications on my MacBook Pro (one being Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical which requires a fair bit of RAM and memory) and am wondering whether Boot Camp or a ...
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External windows mouse invert scroll except touchpad

I just attached an external windows mouse to my mac and I inverted the scrolling. But now it also inverts it for the touchpad... Is there a way to invert it only for the external mouse? I really don't ...
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How to identify which model is my Mac?

Sometimes, you need to know the exact model of your Macintosh. When you want to know to which version of OS X you can upgrade your system, e.g., or when you intend to buy parts for self-repairing your ...
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Alfred: How to get Alfred to run a terminal command?

I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to: open -n /Applications/VLC.app How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this ...
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OS X 10.9 - ICS - how to modify bootpd.plist

From what I have read, booted.plist can be modified to change the way that ICS normally operates? I used to be able to share my wifi connection thru ethernet into a client machine using ICS just with ...
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Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
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Spotlight shortcut not working within an app(s) anymore

I love the spotlights cmd + space functionality to start apps. Half of the time now the spotlight isn't working for me. I'm on 10.9.2 if that matters. Say I'm in Chrome and want to open Word, for ...
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Safari WebInspector crashes

since yesterday, my Safari WebInspector hangs forever when inspecting some elements in the DOM of a site (Mavericks 10.9.2, Safari 7.0.2). It only shows the loading spinner, and nothing happens. Then, ...
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Location of “start at login” items?

I have quite a few apps (Glui, Wunderlist, Cobook) that startup at login (which I do not want them to). I do not have them among the user's login items and when I created a new test user, these apps ...
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Modify Bluetooth plist DeviceCache and retain changes?

I was following this page: Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth? to modify the bluetooth plist settings on my Mac to allow a Chinese PS3 controller to work with my Mac. ...
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Can I return my MacBook Pro?

I just bought a new Mac from the Apple online store (six days ago) and it had a scratch on it when I got it. I would return it, but I needed my Mac for work, so I waited four days. And in the four ...