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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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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xxd not found in Recovery Mode, Mac OS X 10+

In Recovery Mode, I was trying to access my password hashes, except bash 3.2 returned command not found for xxd. Any help would be appreciated.
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Lync sends clipped text

I use Lync in Mac OS El Capitan. I installed Lync 14.2.1. When I send some text to somebody, he gets this text as clipped. tail of chars are clipped. it is impossible to read "y" or "g". because they ...
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Xcode doesn't start

I recently downloaded Xcode directly from apple.com (I didn't use the App Store). Now I try to open it, but it just says "Checking Xcode", it loads until the progress bar reaches 100% and then it does ...
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Disable full screen system wide on OS X 10.9.5

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.5. Having Full Screen at the right end of the each window. How can i disable it? I have tried th below workarounds to fix this but nothing worked out. I listed one of the ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working beyond login screen

This is quite weird but this i happening to my Early 2015 Macbook Air with OS X El Capitan. I was using it and it was working entirely fine. After that, I switched it off and when I switched it on ...
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Can I turn off “Sign in to download from the App Store”

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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How to set Title in Contacts but not display it?

Is there a way to set the 'Title' field in Contacts, but to not display it? i.e., in Mail I want to see "John Doe", but have the contact card display "Captain John Doe". Can I do this?
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Browsers opens only https sites

I have OS X Mavericks on my Mac and 3 browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome). When I try to open any site I see only "connecting..", but when I try https sites it works fine! Ping and traceroute shows ...
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access crashed mac hard drive through USB connected to PC

i pulled the hard drive out of the mac and connected it via USB to my PC. I have downloaded and tried to view the disc using MacDrive10 and HFSExplorer. neither of them show that the disk is even ...
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Apple Music play count not syncing between iPhone and iTunes

I'm running Apple Music on my mac and iPhone. I have an album in My Music, so the plays should be syncing, but the play count is not being effected by music played on my phone. Is there any trip to ...
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Where are iOS updates in El Capitan located on Mac

Someone posted this question before giving the following location as the directory ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates I am downloading the latest version right now and it is NOT in this ...
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How to fix GUID hard drive corrupted to MBR?

I have a micro SD that suddenly stopped working. I tried everything on the internet (believe me, everything). I don't mind losing the data on it, I just want to be able to use it again. So here I go: ...
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How to copy the “Local Items” Keychain to a new mac? [duplicate]

I copied my whole HDD from MBPOld to MBPNew, but saw the "Local Objects" Keychain is empty. I then saw there is a folder in ~/Library/Keychains named like the UUID of the Mac. (which can be retrieved ...
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How to lock the keyboard in Mac OS X, but not the screen?

I want to prevent users from typing anything on the keyboard, but still show the screen (so usual locking will not help). Unplugging the keyboard is not the answer I'm looking for, what other options ...
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Can't ssh into another mac on same network, wrong password

I've got two macs on my home network, both are enabled for Remote Login. From mac1 I open terminal and enter "ssh mac2.local". I am prompted for the password but the when I try the password I use ...
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Need help converting back to iPhoto from Photo in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

Need help converting back to iPhoto from Photo in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 - has anyone accomplished this? I have seen videos of people doing with with earlier versions, but my iPhoto in Applications has ...
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How to have multiple icons for multiple instances of the same program?

I'm a Windows user who has to use a Mac for my job. My biggest frustration with the Mac is that I can't switch between multiple instances of multiple program easily. I have to keep a little bit of ...
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Is there any new version of nvidia geforce 320m that I can use for my mid 2010 macbook [duplicate]

I had opened a question but no luck. Then I researched a little bit. I've heard nvidia stopped supoorting this models after like 2011. so I have exactly "19.01.2011" dated and "8.17.12.6141" version ...
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Doubled Time Capsule in Plex

I'm using Plex to watch different staff via MP & Time Capsule. Sometimes when I run application I have unavailable content in it, because it's connected twiced. What's TC1 & why it has all ...
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Bootcamp lost the Mac option after install BitLocker on Windows

I'm using Mac 10.10 (Yosemite) with Bootcamp. On my Windows 8.1, I enabled BitLocker and restart. Now when I press the Option button during startup, I don't see my Mac OS anymore. There is only ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognize password until reset

For some reason my OSX El Capitain Macbook Pro has started to not accept my password until I hold down the power button and restart it. Then it accepts the password just fine. Any ideas what might be ...
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Terminal command that causes the Finder to stop and not relaunch [duplicate]

I am looking for a terminal command that causes the Finder process to stop and not automatically restart itself. The command killall Finder will cause the Finder to just relaunch.
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time on MBP doesnot update

I am using MBP running yosemite(10.10.1) retina 15inch mid 2014, it is not showing correct time. It just started time from the time i closed the lid. even why do auto synch with time server or apple ...
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Word for Mac 2008

I am having a problem with the auto-text headers. When I type a document, the auto-text updates properly; however, when they print they do not print as they appear onscreen. They are printing as ...
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Server/machine name on desktop background

I've seen that single-color desktop background with the familiar serif font showing the computer's name since the 1990s. I very much doubt that all of the server admins I've come across in that time ...
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How to drag a window from any point (maybe with shortcut) [duplicate]

Is there any setting or application that would let me drag a window without having to go to the window title bar? Maybe some application may let me drag a window by holding FN (or other combination) ...
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Mac Yosemite : Can I recover directories deleted via rm -rf

I was working in the terminal and I accidently deleted a directory by "rm -rf" Is there any utility which can recover files deleted via unix commands?
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Why my Mac is showing only 250 GB out of 500 GB?

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) It comes with a 500 GB hard but today when I checked it it's only showing 250 GB. Please tell me why is that? Macintosh HD: Available: 81.57 GB ...
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Encrypt home directory only

I have a shared computer that is primarily for my use, but occasionally when I'm out of the office others would like to use it. These others require Administrator access to be able to install ...
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How to format multiple exFAT partitions on USB drive?

I'm following the instructions in Creating a bootable Clonezilla dual partition USB device but using my Mac laptop running El-Capitan. I managed to create an MBR partition table and two partitions on ...
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Why is my macbook pro non-retina slow to sleep (15-20 s) despite no sleepimage?

So, the situation: non-retina macbook pro mavericks OS X or newer have to wait 15+ seconds for macbook to sleep already tried setting hibernatemode=0 (no sleepimage) see the following text after ...
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Keyboard / Trackpad not working in Mac OS, but works on boot screen and in Windows

Have an issue with Macbook Air 13 (Mid 2013). Both trackpad and keyboard work fine on the boot screen, also in Windows 10 bootcamp installation, but in Mac OS X neither works (not even Caps Lock LED). ...
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Chrome loads some pages with strange resolution

Chrome is loading some sites with a strange resolution (e.g. freelancer.com). I'm using Mac OSX El Captain. What can I do to fix this? This is how it should be showing (print screen from Safari): ...
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I can't boot my iMac to Mac OS X

I have Windows (Boot Camp) installed. So I ran out of storage and thought about partitioning my Mac's part of drive. I partitioned my Mac's drive and set Windows to boot by default. Once I lost ...
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Mavericks Login Screen Gone, Black screen with white dash upper left corner

Two weeks ago I was cleaning my system from old and unused drivers and leftovers and it looks like that I deleted something that was crucial. Using UninstallPKG I removed unused Printer drivers, Old ...
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How can I find the pictures I uploaded from an iphone on Mac?

I uploaded all my photos on my photo album to my Mac. My Mac is OS X 10.9.5, I've searched under images, folders, photos, and I cannot find the entire album yet when I type image onto the spotlight ...
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Unknown wifi connection in my Connection dropdown menu

My problem is that I have this strange wifi connection name as shown in the attached image below among my wifi connections. Each time the name is different which is always a randomly generated ...
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Mac Mail App stuck!

After it is broken, every time I open the Mail app. It asks me to login like the first screenshot below. And after I login, nothing is showed in the inbox. Just nothing. (2nd screenshot). And if I ...
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Installing OSX from Boot USB errors

My mac mini 2009 was freezing on loading screen and I was able to recover some important documents using COMMAND + R and its terminal, by copying to a USB. After that, I erased my disk from Disk ...
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Contacts I add in the mac contacts app (google account) won't sync to iphone

My contacts are in google account. The mac contacts app and iphone both synced with the account. When I add a contact on the mac, it appears in google but not on the iphone. I have to disable and ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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What does 'sync' exactly mean when using iTunes?

I have been confused about using "sync" in iTunes. Let us say I have A laptop, and An iphone. When I connect the iPhone with the laptop, iTunes pops up inviting me to sync By "sync", does it ...
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Reinstalling Mac Mini

Basically, I bought a used Mac Mini and I had to reinstall it. Trying to do so following a tutorial and it told me to boot into the recovery, remove the partition and then use the Reinstall Mac OS X ...
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Mac Book Pro - Display blink issue

suddenly, I am getting issue in my mac book pro of display blink issue, When I start mac book, It starting to blink and then black screen. I ask at service center and they told to replace with new ...
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OS X creates temp files on Windows shares mounted via Samba

One client in our domain network is using a Macbook to access network shares. Suddenly this client is creating temp files on the shares that normally should be in the home directoy of the macbook. In ...
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Mac keeps randomly getting shift key toggled on even with the button not pressed

This is really annoying when I'm playing league of legends and i randomly can't use skills or click anywhere because shift is toggled on. By the time i notice it's usually too late. I'm wondering if ...
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Custom picture on lock screen

So, I have been looking up online about how to put a custom picture on the lock screen that is not blurred. All of the tutorials online have said to change the "com.apple.desktop.admin.png" file in ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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Suggestions to make a old Macbook Pro faster?

I got a Macbook Pro I think the year 2010. How can I make it faster because,it starting to get slow. Are there Free or Inexpensive Apps or tricks to make it fast? Thanks!