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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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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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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ssh from mac to linux

I am still a beginner with using terminal. I am trying to ssh from my mac at home to a linux at my university. I am using VPN to connect to the network. When I ping the IP address of the computer I ...
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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 ...
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Brief graphic glitch right before screensaver

I have a 2013 iMac running OS 10.8.5. Lately I've noticed that, whenever I manually initiate the screensaver (one of the included ones, "Shell"), there is a momentary graphical glitch before the ...
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can't log on to Mac mini

I'm trying to log on to my Mac mini but when I try to use the arrow keys to select my user it just makes that sound when you press something wrong. The mousepad is never able to select the users at ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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Selecting default view for documents from user templates in MS Office for Mac 2011

I created a few templates in Word. When I create a document from the template (New From Template menu option), some open in Print Layout View, others in Publisher Layout View. Thinking it might have ...
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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trying to install a new graphics cards in mac pro tower 5,1

nvidia GEFORCE GTX 750ti stuck at black screen tried installing custom nvidia driver, no dice any suggestions? running mavericks but trying yosemite because nvidia has newer yosemite drivers trying ...
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Yosemite causing problems with Keychain

I recently updated to Yosemite. Now when I log out and then log back into my computer, I have to enter my credentials for all my applications. At the same time, dozens of windows pop up from ...
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Preallocate swap space on mac

How can I preallocate swap space on mac? The problem is occasionally I run on low disk space, and after I reboot I have lots of free space. I will like to preallocate space, so that I know how much ...
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS Devices Without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these ...
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MacPorts + Slatec Library for Fortran

I have just installed the Slatec Common Mathematical Library for fortran using Macports. The installation was smooth with no errors. However, when writing a simple example code that calls the QAG ...
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Application for OS X to send more power to USB Hub

Does anybody know a Mac OS app to override the usb power settings in order to send more power to an USB Hub.
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Problem with external Monitor, flickering green when using graphics extension cables

using Mac Pro first generation any type of graphics extension cable makes my cinema display have flickering green over the black ares of the screen if i connect directly to the cinema display the ...
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Little Snitch reports outgoing connections from Mach Kernel — am I infected?

I monitor all my traffic using Little Snitch. Recently, I've noticed strange IP addresses making connections to the "mach_kernel" process. Most of these IP addresses seem to originate from other ...
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Mac Stuck on one volume even if it is set on mute after removing headphones

My Mac is currently stuck at one volume after removing my headphones. I restarted it and tried to put in my headphones again which was fine (even before putting headphones) but when I remove it, it ...
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Microsoft office for mac 2011 - product key issue

I installed microsoft office successfully using the product key last year. i moved jobs and deactivated the email address as it was a work one. I have tried inputting the product key again to ...
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VPN client disconnect immediately on Mac

I'm trying to setup a Cisco IPSec VPN connection. I've configured everything but when I try to connect, it seems to pass authentication but then immediately disconnects. I've looked at the logs using ...
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How to access my Mac/my data when unable to login because of FileVault?

I restored my Mac to 10.6 since FileVault was not allowing me to log-in in Mavericks. However though I know the right password I'm getting an error trying to log-in. Now I don't have access to my Mac ...
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Text Edit does not allow to store the file?

I have a mac system. I am using its "TextEdit" software. I have opened a blank untitled document. Now when I save this in a particular folder with name "InitialScope", it does not allow me? Why? ...
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“Look Up in Dictionary” stopped working in Chrome on Mac OS X 10.10.2

I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 recently. Since then the dictionary lookup stopped working in Chrome. Tried both keyboard shortcut and context menu. Know of any workaround for this issue?
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Is there a way to install a Yosemite theme on mavericks? Without Flavours?

I have Mavericks on my mac and I want to make it look like Yosemite. Is there an alternative to Flavours (my trial period is running out) that will allow me to install a Yosemite theme for FREE? I ...
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Apple Keynote exclude object from slide transition

How can i exclude part of the slide from animating in transition ? like background, title, i just want to move to next slide with keeping the headline