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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Can not set startup disk

At System Preferences > Startup Disk I select a disk with Mac OS X (10.5 or 10.6) installed, but when I click Restart I get this error message: You can’t change the startup disk to the selected disk. ...
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Why my osx lion can't setup soptlight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long should Lion take to set up Spotlight? My mac osx from snow leopard 10.6.8 update to Lion,all os setup is all right,but it lookslike can't setpu soptlight ,it ...
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How long should Lion take to set up Spotlight?

I updated my Mac from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Lion. Everything went well. The computer restarted when the OS setup finished. Now, Spotlight setup has been running for more than two hours. Is something ...
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Mirror iPad 2 screen on Mac

I would like to know if there is a possibility to display the iPad 2 screen on my Mac? You know, silmilar to the Steve Jobs presentations. Thank you for your help.
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“Contextual Menu Items” folder missing on my Mac.

I just can't find the folder "Contextual Menu Items" on my Mac. I tried these paths : /Library/Contextual Menu Items /System/Library/Contextual Menu Items /Users/nnnn/Library/Contextual Menu Items ...
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How can I clone my Lion-pre-installed drive to a new smaller hard drive?

I got a new MBP with Lion installed (as detailed here: How can I install an SSD on my new Lion MBP w/out install disks?), and I want to clone the drive (including the Lion install partition) to my new ...
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Mac Pro 2008 graphics card crashing

I have a mac pro 2008, and the graphics card (nvidia 8800GT) has started to lock up - I can still move the mouse but cannot do anything in Windows 7 (I hardly use OSX latelly so dont know if it ...
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Can I watch 3D movies on my Mac?

Can I watch 3D movies on my Mac? If not, can I just watch them normally in 2D (not having 2 pictures side by side).
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Using “<Modifier>+Left/Right” to move between words in an editing window

I've recently switched to a MacBook as my main platform for doing work. Previously, I was an all-Linux sort of person (I now run Linux under VMware). But there are still a few UI differences that are ...
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Getting “not eligible to build” error when updating iPad 2 to 4.3.3

I'm trying to update my iPad 2 firmware to 4.3.3 but iTunes is giving me a "not eligible to build" error. I have tried editing my host files, but to no avail.
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How / is it possible to compare files on your hard drive with those in your time machine backup?

I have snow leopard and have been using time machine to regularly backup files. How / is it possible to compare files on your hard drive with those in your time machine backup? I know you can ...
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2009 Mac Mini HDD as an External Drive for a 2011 Mac Mini HDD

I have a unique plan: I have a 2009 Mac Mini mid-2009 with 10.6 OS X. I just got the 2011 Mac Mini with 10.7. But I am planning to use the hard drive from the 2009 Mac Mini with 10.6 OS X as an ...
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JarInspector not working in Lion [closed]

This app: http://www.codeland.org/ doesn't work in Lion. The error is is jarinspector[26313:707] Unable to find class: com.cgerdes.ji.JarInspectorApplication, exiting Is this possible to fix, or is ...
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How to select multiple app icons in Launchpad to move them?

Is it possible to select more than one app icon at a time in Launchpad and then drag them to a folder?
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Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gathered that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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Is fine volume adjustment possible in OS X Lion?

On previous versions of Mac OS X pressing ⌥+⇧+volume+ would adjust the volume by quarter increments. This seems to have been removed in Lion. Is there any way to do fine volume ...
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How can I disable Mac OS Lion asking if I really want to open a downloaded file?

I already tried this: cd ~/Downloads find . -print0 | xargs -0 xattr -d com.apple.quarantine But it doesn't seem to work under Mac OS X 10.7 (aka. Lion) anymore: xattr: ./cabin/Cabin-Bold.otf: No ...
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How do I move application data from one Mac account to another?

I'd like to move my kids applications to a separate account but am trying to figure out the best way to move the application data. For example, are documents and settings stored somewhere ...
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Can I create a self-extracting archive for Mac?

In Windows I can create self-extracting archives, which end in exe instead of rar, and then you don't need to have an unarchiver available to extract them. How can I create a self-extracting archive ...
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Did I get Lion for free?

I had downloaded the Lion beta when it was launched about a month ago. It asked me to enter credit card details and all such things, I did it. When it was launched, I checked for the updates, there ...
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Is X11 installed by default on Mac OS X?

I'm asking this because I'm considering distributing a commercial Windows application to mac users. The application would run in WINE, but WINE depends on X11. I've read that X11 is installed by ...
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Mac OSX Lion: Reverse scroll on only mouse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set a different scrolling direction for mouse and trackpad in Lion? Is there possible to disable reverse scroll only on the mouse, and not when using the touch ...
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Homebrew breaks with gcc out-of-date after Lion OSX install

➤ brew doctor /Developer/usr/bin/gcc /Developer/usr/bin/gcc Your gcc 4.2.x version is older than the recommended version. It may be advisable to upgrade to the latest release of Xcode. We couldn't ...
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Where are the dictionaries of Mac OS X's built in password assistant?

Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates ...
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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How Do I enable ftp in Mac OX Lion [closed]

I recently updated my Snow Leopard installation to Lion, and I couldn't ftp into my localhost. I went into the system preferences pane > sharing > file sharing > options and looked for the FTP option. ...
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Put Lion “Recovery HD” on USB

In an attempt to save some space on my ssd, I used SuperDuper to clone Recovery HD to a USB drive. But when I booted up my Mac holding the option key I only got the ssd and Recovery HD as ...
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transfering itunes library win-> mac - is it possible?

I'm about to order one of the new macbook airs and wanted to know if it is possible to transfer my itunes library from my old windows machine to the mac. I know you can do win->win and mac->mac, but ...
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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Security problem if Mac Os X file sharing permissions for “everybody” is set to read-only?

What does "everybody" exactly mean in File Sharing in the Sharing Preference Pane in Mac Os X. Sounds as if everybody in the local network could read my files without authentication if its set to ...
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Why is my G5 running so slow and hot?

We have an early 2005 Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI). This tower has been having a lot of problems: freezing randomly, runs hot and slow, fans race intermittently, CDs/DVDs don't always load, won't ...
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OSX: Affix window to not move on spaces switch

Is there an option, or external program that anyone knows of that would allow me to set window to always stay in the same position on every one of my 4 spaces / not move when I switch. Like I want ...
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Tools for presentations with Xcode

Have you got any tools you use for presentations with Xcode? I'm preparing for some live 'showdowns'. Anything is welcome - mouse pointer enhancers, fast typing with snippets, etc.
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Jailbreak my work phone

I just got an iPhone from my company. I have to access my work email on this iPhone 4. However, I can't use Grooveshark as my music service, since it only works on jailbroken iPhones. How can I ...
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Forcing/Getting app to run on lower Mac OSX version

I bought some software on the back of the cover it says the minimum version that it supports is 10.4.11 which is the same as my Mac. However after copying it to the Applications folder, it says it ...
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Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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How do you access a subdomain on localhost with VMWare Fusion on a Mac?

I am able to access localhost on a Mac through Windows XP on VMWare Fusion by using my Mac username like this: http://username.local:3000/ But how do I do that with a subdomain, something like ...
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Intel Mac mini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I have a Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor (2.4 Ghz). I plan to upgrade the RAM in my Mac mini. Currently, it has 2GB right now, 1GB per slot (2 slots total). I would like to buy a new 4GB for a ...
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Mac OS: Some apps (mostly java) are very slow at first loading

System: Macbook Pro Duo 2.4Ghz, 4GB, Snow Leopard I first encountered this problem when running eclipse. When I first run it after every reboot or waking up, it painfully takes > 7 min to load. The ...
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How to install TermKit on Mac? [closed]

https://github.com/unconed/TermKit command: git clone https://github.com/unconed/TermKit.git --recursive Prompt: fatal: https://github.com/LearnBoost/Socket.IO.git/info/refs not found: did you ...
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Joins both usb and wifi personal hotspot iphone

My macbook automatically joins both the usb and the wifi version of my iPhone's personal hotspot. I know I can just turn airport off or only enable my iPhone's usb tether. Is it possible to make my ...
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How I could redirect all my traffic to Tor network?

I need to redirect all my traffic to Tor network. I have just installed Vidalia, but I think that I have not correctly configured my Tor-client. I have a Java desktop client that have to access to a ...
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Linux 'Byobu' equivelant for mac

So at home ive been a linux user for a while, and frequently use byobu in the terminal. After a little searching I was unable to find anything like it for a mac, which I now have to use at work. I'm ...
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Connecting an iPod Touch 4th generation to a projector?

Is it possible to view all applications using a projector with an iPod Touch 4th gen? This Apple support page indicates it is possible, but when I connect the projector to my iPod it did not receive ...
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Mac webcam - get the device

How do I access my default video camera on my mac? I know on Linux it is /dev/video0 but my Mac does not have that. I'm trying to capture my webcam into ffmpeg ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 But it won't ...
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Why isn't the multisession login in Lion's VNC server working properly?

Has anyone been able to get the VNC server that came with Lion to work? Right now it seems to have problems with the new multisession remote login, causing problems for any VNC clients connecting to ...
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Is there any Mac software to handle archives (zip, rar, 7z, tar, etc.) that allows browsing?

I am looking for a software to handle archives on OS X. I know there are many of them quite easy to find, but none seems to have the most basic feature that most Windows archive applications have: ...
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Extracting data from old Mac resource files

What utility or tool that runs which under Mac OS X 10.6 can I use to extract data (icon images and strings, etc.) from old Mac OS 7 (and earlier) resource files/resource forks? (...files created ...
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Triggering an alarm on MBP while the lid is closed

I would like to use an alarm clock application on my MacBook Pro. The thing is, that I need to close the lid on the MBP while sleeping. Now I know this is a common issue, but after moderate amount of ...
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Macbook's harddrive free space changes seemingly randomly

Over the last few days my hard drive has gone from a few GB of free space, to zero KB, absolutely full. I then deleted about 1GB of files, and now the free space has gone down to 640MB, and then went ...