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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OS X Command Line using Pacifist to downgrade Safari on a 10.7 System

I want to downgrade Safari by using a command line script. With a GUI I used the Pacific tool (http://coderwall.com/p/ndm-iw) in order to work around the OS 10.6 requirement. Right now I'm search ...
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How to setup a Mac for kiosk mode video presentation?

My situation is: 2 iMacs (Lion), one displays a slide show and the other one a video. If a user comes to the iMac and wants to play the video again, he should be able to play the video with one click ...
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How to make MacOS X ignore nice load when scaling CPU frequencies (“ignore_nice_load” on Linux)?

Is it possible to control/configure the CPU frequency governor on MacOS X? I would like it to ignore load/work from "niced" processes and not spin up the CPU frequency? On Linux this can be ...
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2010 MacBook Pro WiFi ignores DHCP answers only on a certain network

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with OS version 10.7.4 Recently, the wifi connection stopped working on my home network: it fails to get an IP address. Everything's fine if I assign an address, the other ...
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Automatically removing Dock icons not consistent in Mountain Lion

I know that whenever we add an icon to the dock, it gets added to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file. So, when I wanted to remove a dock icon from a program, I removed the corresponding ...
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Can't write HFS+ in Mac OSX

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Failing hard drive – Will it affect the integrity of my data?

I have a failing hard drive on my current MacBook Pro (it is having a symptom that I previously had on a failing hard drive on a MacBook – clicking drive noises). I'm backing up my hard drive quite ...
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How do I use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion.

I would like to know how to use my Dell V305 Printer with my Mac Air OS X Lion? The printer is wireless, but I usually hook up the cable to my laptop (at least that's how I print from my PC). When I ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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Display a dependency graph

I am looking for an application that allows to display a dependency graph, and the "entities" that are part of the graph. Suppose I define the "task" entity; the software should allow me to define the ...
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memtester hangs in single user mode

Trying to test as much of my 8 GB of RAM as possible with memtester, I encountered a hangup in single user mode, but not when running memtester on my admin user account. vm_stat is used to calculate ...
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Couldn't locate MessageTracer database (at path /var/log/DiagnosticMessages)

Whenever I open "About this Mac" > "More Info..." and navigate to logs there is an entry with the following content. Any idea what I can do about it? /usr/bin/pmset -g log: Description: Power ...
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DNS server entries disappear upon applying server details

I'm having issues entering my DNS server information upon configuration. Each time I enter the servers, they immediately disappear - with some attempts just disappearing upon entering a single ...
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Software: Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 have a “save versions” feature?

Apple pages has a "save versions" feature that is akin to the Time Machine "save backups" version. Word for windows also seems to have a "save versions" feature. Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 ...
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MathType Incompatibility between Windows and Mac

I have a document in MS Word in Windows with equations in MathType. When I edit it in MS Word on the Mac, the equations get corrupted, even though we have the same version of MathType and Word on both ...
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Unable to convert NTFS to HFs

I am using Paragon software to convert NTFS to HFS. But it is telling me that there are no parttions or HD available, even though I have 100GB free space and 200 GB empty partitions.
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How do I open Pymol once I have installed it via Homebrew on Yosemite?

I have recently installed pymol using homebrew, but now I cannot figure out how to launch it. I have looked in the cellar where there is a pymol folder, but there is nothing that launches pymol. ...
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How do I open my local OneNote 2007 notebooks from the Mac version of OneNote?

I only want to open local files which have no business being in the clouds. But even after creating the required account (why?!) it still doesn't offer any option to open local files. I am not going ...
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Can iCloud Lock on Macs circumvented by reinstalling from an USB stick?

I have a questions regarding the iCloud Lock for Macs. Someone stoled my Mac but I activated the iCloud Remote Lock, the Mac never came online so is it possible that a theft could restore the Mac ...
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How to modify Finder to show only current directory instead of the cascade of prior opened subdirectories?

Is there a way to force / modify Finder (either 'vanilla' or in combination with XtraFinder) to always show only the 'direct/non-recursive' content (directories / files) of a given directory instead ...
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Is it possible to download the previous version of OneNote for mac

I cannot upgrade to Yosemite- company policy- but would still love to use OneNote. Does anyone know a link where I can download the older version? thanks
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Deleting SelfControl app

The app is not working or running anymore, but I really want to get rid of the damn app icon in the launchpad, and I even tried to get rid of a plist file that I found but I couldn't even do that. I ...
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Which minimum hardware for Smartalbums

I need to use SmartAlbums for my job, but I don't yet have a Mac. I am willing to buy a 2°hand Apple computer to run SmartAlbums but I don't want to overbudget it. There is anyone that uses this ...
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problem with airplay with my mac

When I connect the Mac to airplay for the first time there are no problems , but if I connect and try to connect me on so I do not get the screen and must reset the Mac to get it to work again . When ...
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How do you use in an Aperture photobook text; the function “layout orientation” vertical?

I have made many photobooks in Aperture but I can't figure out how to use the function "Layout orientation" for text. It appears that you should be able to make the text appear vertically; instead of ...
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Why can't I edit a Numbers spreadsheet I created?

Numbers 3.5.2 Macbook Air 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? ...
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Trying to use a new Apple ID to reinstall Mac OS X

I am new to the Mac world and I just created an Apple ID. I am trying to reinstall OS X because of a problem with the Mac. When it asked to enter an Apple ID, I enter my new one and it gives me an ...
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Create/Close Desktop workspace keyboard shortcut

I was wondering if there is a way to automate create/close of a desktop workspace using keyboard shortcuts. By default the osx does not support such thing or I was not able to find it within keyboard ...
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OS X Yosemite installation error: File system repair failed

My #Macbook Air has been running fine until I decided to upgrade to OS X 10.10, Yosemite. Its downloaded fine and When it is installing I get the message: File system verify or repair failed. I have ...
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What are the map mount points and why are they out of disk capacity?

I ran df-h on a MacBook Air and got the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 112Gi 73Gi 39Gi 66% 19220714 10101012 66% / ...
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Headphones not being recognised when connected to mackbook pro.

When i plug a headphone into my macbook pro the sound plays from the mac speakers, my headphones work on other devices but doesn't seem to be recognised by my mac? I have already checked in system ...
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Where are the sample books stored in the iBooks for Mac OS X?

I'm doing an accessibility stuff and I need to access the source file (.epub file) of the sample books in iBooks for Mac OS X. I did look for one at ...
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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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Mac NetInstall does not send booter on specific devices

Using Mac Server on 10.9, with only NetInstall working (we use InfoBlox for DHCP) I can successfully NetBoot to our only image from a iMac Pro (Core2Duo), but not from a MacBook Pro (Intel i7, ~2012). ...
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iMac i7 and GT750M - enough for video editing

I'm thinking about buying an iMac 21,5 inch. It would have an i7 QuadCore (3,1GHz up to 3,9) with a GeForce GT750M 1GB graphics card and FusionDrive. Would this be enough for After ...
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Installing Windows on an Early 2011 MBP w/ swapped out SSD… major roadblocks

My problem started a few days ago when after installing my brand new 250gb evo ssd I decided having a windows partition would be nice. I had previously had this setup before having the ssd whenever I ...
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Yosemite iCloud Services Broken

So, I just logged into my Mac and all of a sudden I get a notification that all my iCloud services had been disconnected... involving my keychain. I was able to restore most of the services except ...
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mac where the “gugu gugu” sound come from?

Mac version: 10.10.2 (14C109) OSX Yosemite. Every hour my mac is playing the "gugu gugu" sound ! Anyone know where the sound come from(which application is playing it)? How to stop it? here is a ...
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CMStorm Devastator does not work

The keyboard in which I am trying to use on my MacBook Air (OS X 10.10.2). I tried to download the program from the Apple website - but it just comes with a main.c program, and no Build folder, as ...
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How can I restore photos from Time Machine when iPhoto application has been deleted

I accidentally deleted iPhoto app and am trying to restore my pictures on Time Machine.
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gnuplot on mac fails to open X11

I successful installed gnu 5.0.0 on my mac. Now, trying to launch it I get gnuplot: unable to open display '/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.9D7Km0xJKH/org.macosforge.xquartz:0' gnuplot: X11 aborted. ...
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Create a local MS SQL Database on OSX Yosemite

I need to do some tests on a MS SQL (not MySQL) database. But without the burden of having to open a hosting account, create a remote database, connect to it, and remotely insert a million records. I ...
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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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Is there any way to remove an app icon (especially stickies) on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide some applications such as Stickies. I always use Stickies, it is really useful for me that's why it's always running. But, I'm really fed up with it on ⌘ ...
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Temporarily disable AES-NI hw.optional.aes setting via sysctl

Posted already on Stack Overflow, no answers though: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28268498/temporarily-disable-aes-ni-hw-optional-aes-setting-via-sysctl For testing reasons I would like to ...
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Photobooth camera not detected on video effects with USB Camera

I have a logitech c170 USB webcam plugged into my 2012 Mac Mini. The camera works fine on Skype, Facetime, and Photobooth for taking pictures and videos. However if I try to apply and video effects ...
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On a Mac how to map caps lock key, to function as a modifier(s) key held down?

I'd like it so when I tap the Caps Lock key to "on", it would behave as if it's holding down cntrl+fnc keys, so when I hit any of my shortcuts I don't have to hold down the cntrl+fnc keys. Then when ...
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Trying to boot brand new Mini from SuperDuper Backup - circle with line through it

Our Mac Mini went belly up, so I just got a brand new one. I had a nightly scheduled super duper backup to an external drive, which works fine on other Mac's (i.e. I can boot it up and run) On the ...