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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The deleted certificate will be restored after rebooting. But why?

I installed a file *.developerprofile. Then I went to the keychain and deleted 3 certificates (they were expired). Everything is OK. But deleted certificates appeared when I rebooted my Mac. But why? ...
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Why does an uninstalled Canon LBP 5050 printer keep reappearing?

I used to have a Canon LBP 5050. It is no longer connected to the network or the Mac. I removed the printer from: "System Preferences → Printers" and even removed the ppd from /Library/Printers, using ...
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Can I increase desktop icons larger than 128x128 on OS X Lion?

I have a little Mac question. Is there a way to boost the cap on desktop icon sizes from 128x128 to anything larger such as 512x512? I found some solutions for Leopard but none for Lion. It would be ...
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How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
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How can I copy a file from a CD when Finder reports error code -36?

I have a CD. I copied the whole CD to another location - except for one file. When trying to copy that particular file, I get following error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some ...
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How to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Check a Mac partition's installed OS

I'm managing a lot of Macs and each machines has several partitions with different OS versions. I would like to create a script that I could run to do an inventory of all partitions of all machines ...
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Move contents of one directory to another

I have a Time Machine backup of my entire system on a hard drive (the system folder and everything else seems to be there). How do I move all of the contents of this directory to another directory? ...
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Downloading certain file extensions opens app?

Lately, if I download .torrent files from Safari, it automatically opens an app called SQLite. SQLite is just used for looking at my sql databases, and obviously not torrents. The torrents are also ...
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How to set up so on the Mac the default new user will have a single color wallpaper?

We are trying to set up multiple user accounts on a Mac and wish to have all the users' desktop wallpaper to be single colored (such as aqua blue). It can be done manually but I would like to know if ...
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Removing right-command as “show desktop”

I just got my Mac several months ago, and set my right-command as show desktop shortcut. Now, I want to remove it, but I totally forget how to remove this silly thing. I have checked several places as ...
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Apple Certified Trainer [closed]

I want to become an Apple Certified Trainer in Aperture and teach at an AATC over the summer as a job. This AATC told me that if I can get certified, then there's a job waiting for me because as of ...
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What started the whole “i” movement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the “i” in Apple product names mean? What started the whole "i" movement and what does the "i" stand for when talking about iPods, iPhones, iMacs, ...
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Is there a Safari plugin to remove mackeeper ads?

I don't mind ads, banners and the like. What I do mind is the fact that almost all the ads I see recently are ads for Mackeeper. Popups, banners, it's everywhere. Am I the only one that has this ...
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Is that possible to change PPTP VPN password on mac?

Could I directly reset my password for VPN on mac? For Windows, I found the instruction below (source from ehow, not tested as I only has a mac): Log on to your VPN. Enter the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" keys ...
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Where can I find resources to learn about the internals of Mac OS X? [closed]

I want to dive into Mac OS X, but don't know any good sources to learn from. I found this book: Mac OS X Internals, but it's a bit old, and from the recessions it discusses the PowerPC, and not the ...
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Can't save files in my own directory due to insane permission error

I was working on my mac and saved a file. Continued to work on the file. One hour later, when I tried to save that file, I saw the message "The document could not be saved. You don't have permission". ...
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New Apps Windows with Mission Control

I am using Mission Control to help manage my various Desktops. Each time I request a new window for an app, the new window will open in the Desktop where the last instance of app was used. I want the ...
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Stop iTunes hiding sidebar when browsing store?

Using iTunes on the Mac, when I click into the iTunes Store in the sidebar it hides the sidebar. I think I had to click something to make it do this. But I'm no longer on a small screen, so I'd like ...
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How do I add subtitles to a DVD?

I have to do a translation of the words of a DVD, and then add subtitles to that DVD (iso file or folder). This is a professional work and it has to be clean (no change in quality, ie no "rip"...). ...
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What is Boot Camp?

Is Boot Camp some sort of virtualization system, or will it run Windows 7 on a Mac the same way it runs on a Dell or an HP machine? I need to run Visual Studio in Windows 7. and I need it to work ...
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iCloud storage in Finder

What's the way to use the free iCloud 5GB storage space? I want to store misc files in there, and access them freely from the Finder/put links to them on my desktop, etc - how do I do it? Couldn't ...
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Will a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) power up in clamshell mode?

Although part of my problem is covered here - Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode, it alone doesn't solve my query. I'm trying to turn my MBP into a server, and because of that I ...
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Bash problem Mac OS Terminal

Hi when I pressed the up arrow to see the previous command, it rewrote the current command from half. Example: 21 /usr/local/sphinx/etc > /usr/local/sphinx/bin/search --config ...
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Mac keeps on asking for password to delete files

I have renamed my Mac username from root login. It was done successfully and I can see the new name of my home directory but certain folders in Mac HD have a red dot with a - symbol. I tried to ...
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Streaming video from shared Mac folder to AppleTV?

I just bought a new AppleTV and will be getting it soon, and I want to know how I can stream my movies which are located on a shared drive to it? Right now, my videos are in a folder which is shared ...
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How can I keep 200 recent photos on my iPhone and the rest on my Mac?

I have about 1500 photos in my camera roll. Because of this, my iPhone has about 2GB worth of photos. I would like to have only the most recent 200 photos on my iPhone and the rest on my Mac. How can ...
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What sleep charting software exists for Mac OS X?

I'm looking for Mac software that will make it easier to generate a chart of my personal sleeping habits. I have a system improvised with Numbers '09, but it doesn't work very well. Is there any ...
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AFP over the internet?

I'm using my MBP as a media server, and I'm connecting to it via my MBA through AFP (settings can be found in "File Sharing" tab in System Preferences). This works fine if I am connecting locally, ...
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How to select Target mode with only one monitor

I have hooked a new Mac Mini up to my monitor but want to migrate data from my old Mac Mini to the new one but only have one monitor and Migration Assistant requires that I start the old one up in ...
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System Crash issue after Lion update

I have recently updated my Mac Mini machine from Mac OS X 10.6.8 to Mac OS X 10.7. Since this update my system has started crashing once or twice a day. Please find my crash report and screen ...
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Looking for iCloud note-taking app

I am looking for a note taking app with white text on a black background that works with iCloud. Apps for Mac and/or iOS will work. Any recommendation?
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How can I be auto logged in with the computer locked?

I want to have the computer log me in so all my login items can get started, but I need it to be secure, aka it still needs to ask me for my password before I can actually use the computer.
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How do I automate a key press in AppleScript?

Is it possible to automate the key press of a key (such as "a" or "<") in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari (in this order)? I'd like to automate the key press of "a" for example in Mozilla ...
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Should I Move The Swap Location For My Mac From The SSD To The Larger HDD In My Laptop?

Should I move the swap location for my Mac from the SSD to the larger HDD in my laptop? Background information: I've heard some suggestions in the general PC/Windows world that if you have an SSD for ...
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How to troubleshoot stuttering iTunes video playback while downloading on Mac OS X 10.7.2?

Observations: Recently, not sure when it happened, with upgrade to Lion or before, but I have not been able to cleanly watch a video of any type in iTunes while something [movie, tv show, app, ...
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SNES Graphics Editor for Mac?

Does anyone know of an editor than can open/read SNES 4BPP graphics files? Or at least one that can convert to/from this format?
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Remote Management

When remote management is enabled on a client computer, does the client computer keep logs of when the computer is being observed, when reports are generated, etc? If so, where would this log be ...
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Trouble syncing multiple Apple products between multiple computers

In our house we have two iPhones and an iPad. Each one has a separate iTunes account so we could have different versions of the games instead of sharing. We've upgraded our computer from a PC to a Mac ...
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Can I convert a RAID 0 set to a RAID 5 set?

Can I convert a RAID 0 set to a RAID 5 set in a Mac Pro? I currently have two 500GB drives in a RAID 0 set. I want to add a third drive and convert it to a RAID 5 set. Is it possible to do this ...
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Need to perform multiple clicks in MacBook Pro 2011 running OS X Lion

I have noticed that I need to perform clicks multiple times if I want to close some window e.g. Firefox or even to close a tab. It happens frequently but not all the time. When I use the Eclipse IDE, ...
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Skype Bookmarked Chat Issue

I have a desktop running Ubuntu 11.04 and a MacBook Pro. I have 2 bookmarked chats under Linux version of Skype, but it's not showing under Mac version. Any suggestion?
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How do I uninstall a font?

I double-clicked a downloaded font and it installed itself in /Users/myuser/Library/Fonts. But all other fonts are installed in /Library/Fonts. Why does it do that by default and how do I uninstall ...
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Mail.app rules - how to write the following requirement

I cannot seem to get the following rule working. Requirement: I want to run a mail filter which says: If the mail is in Account X, and has subject Y, was received less than 10 days ago, and has no ...
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Screensaver in Lion

I like to use events and albums from iPhoto as my screensavers. Lately, only some events and albums show up when I go into preferences>screensavers. If I go out and come back in, most will then show, ...
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This window keeps showing every time I login

Every time I login to my Mac (Lion OS X) I keep getting this windows shown, even when I shut down without the option of reopening the windows when I log back in from here: This is the window that ...
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How to keep mac, iphone, icloud and gmail contacts in sync?

I used to keep mac, iphone and Gmail in sync via Exchange till iCloud was released. Once I started using both Gmail contacts and iCloud for air syncing I started having duplicates on the address book, ...
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Remove useless files from a Mac

I want to find a way to delete all the useless files: binaries, log and cache files, duplicate files and app's leftover. How can I do that?
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How can I open a new Finder window on every click on the Finder Icon?

is there anywhere a script or a workaround, or even just a .plist file, where i can manage to open a new finder window by clicking on the finder icon in the dock? When a Finder window is already ...
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How do I recall the last sent message in Colloquy?

In many chat clients you can get the last typed message by hitting the up arrow. It doesn't seem to work in this client. Is that not an available feature or is there some way to do it?