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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Why does my Mac have Macintosh HD and Macintosh HD1?

I have a VMWare virtual machine of 256GB. The HD capacity on the Mac is 750GB. In terminal under the Volumes folder, I see Macintosh HD and Macintosh HD1. About 300 gigs seem to be wasted. How do I ...
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Mac applications refuse to launch

Every time I click on a application, both Apple and third party applications refuse to open. The little blue dot appears below the app on the dock, and then it disappears. I've restarted the computer ...
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Can you triple boot on Mac OS X Lion (twice) and Linux?

I'd like to install two separate version of OS X Lion and a copy of Linux on my Mac. How do I go about doing this?
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Where can I find my crash logs?

I would like to ask you, where could I find my crash logs?
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unable to run ddd on mac

I am trying to install ddd debugger on my MAC. It installed fine, however when I try to run it I get the following error: bash-3.2$ ddd test Error: No `Ddd' application defaults file To resolve this ...
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How do I get technical information on my video card? (Model, RAM, Mhz, etc)

I'd like to get as much technical information about my MacOSX's video card as possible... technical details, even serial number if the card has a unique identifier. I intend to use this information ...
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Moving External Boot Drive into Mac mini (Mid 2007)

Some time ago the hard disk inside of my family's Mac mini (Mid 2007) failed. We purchased an external disk (Some iteration of the Western Digital 'My Passport'), installed OS X onto it, and have been ...
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Restore user data, settings and apps from hard-drive copy

Here's the situation: My GF's MacBook Pro broke, OS would not start at all I inserted Knoppix Live CD, booted and just copied all of the files from her HD to folder on external HD I've reinstalled ...
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How do I view disk usage on my desktop computer icon?

How do I get disk usage information on my 'Machintosh HD' icon on my desktop? I did it on my old computer, so I know it's possible, but can't seem to find the option again. I am on MacOSX 10.8.2.
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Can you export or share Categories in Outlook 2011?

Is there any way to export or otherwise copy Categories, with colors, between Users/Macs? They also don't yet synch to Exchange 2010, from what I can tell. I'll likely develop a default new user ...
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How can I hide an Application from the Updates Tab in the Mac App Store?

I had an app on my MacBook that I never used. I recently did a clean install of Mountain Lion on the same MacBook (not using the Migration Assistant or anything to copy my old data). I reinstalled the ...
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Mac laptop to TV issue: mirror display doesn't work?

I can get the laptop display onto the screen but when I click Mirror Display it doesn't work and loses the signal. I have a MacBook Pro and the TV is a Samsung. I'm connecting via an HDMI cable. Any ...
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What is the universal Document format on the Macintosh? (format you can be sure any Mac can display)?

I'm preparing a document for Macintosh users. Currently the document is in .doc format. Will all Mac OSX users be able to view that format? If not, is there a better universal format to use? (.RTF, ...
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Safari Unexpectedly Quits on Launch

So I brought my 3.2 Ghz Intel Core i3 imac with 4 GB Ram in for a hard drive recall. They ended up replacing the 1TB HD with a new one, as well as the logic board (no explaination given for the board ...
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Finder jumping to currently selected item

When I am browsing a long list of items, and have one of the items selected (whether above or below the current viewing area/viewport), quite often it jumps up or down to show the currently selected ...
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Deploy Software On Macs Connected to Active Directory?

We have about 50 Macs connected to our Windows Active Directory server and they work ok, they are bound up just fine using the built in functionality. However, the time has come, we need to install a ...
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How can I mix audio from separate devices and output to one device?

I have a USB audio interface which I use for recording. When I use some recording app (like Audacity), I can select the USB interface from a drop down menu, which will tell Audacity to use that device ...
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Using two 30" LCD screens with a MacBook Pro

How can I use two 30" LCD screens with my 2011 MacBook Pro?
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“No Devices Syncing” in menu bar

Previously in the menu bar when I click on the "Refresh" icon it use to say Sync Now and now it says No Devices Syncing. Is this feature now obsolete due to MobileMe not available anymore?
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detect thunderbolt display connection and switch bluetooth accordingly

I have a thunderbolt display that I use as a docking station with wireless keyboard and mouse. Is there a way to turn on bluetooth when connecting the display and turn it off when disconnecting the ...
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Can I get my mail folders on my iPhone synced to my Mac?

I've made many mail folders on my iPhone and they are automatically synced to my iPad, but not synced to my Mac. Anyone have an idea?
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Safari auto correction jumps

For a pretty long time I have the problem that the auto correction in Safari doesn't always work as it should. So it often happens that I write a word, and on pressing the spacebar it replaces the ...
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Auto run a UI app and click a button on startup

I want to do two things when my Mac boots up: 1) Run an app 2) Click a button on that app Any suggestions for how I can accomplish this? FWIW, this is app I haven't written so I can't change ...
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Copy text from mac to ipad

I'm often reading stuff on my Mac but then I want to switch to my iPad to read it there. Is there a simple way to copy text or an URL from my Mac to my iPad?
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How to open a jar by default?

I had a question "How do I run a jar when double-click it?" But now I know that my computer is not set to open jars by default. Is there a settings in the mac that open jars by default? All the jars ...
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Moving from iDisk backups to new online storage service [closed]

For several years I've been using Apple Backup 3 for my periodic backups and then uploading them to my iDisk. Since iDisk is getting the axe in favor of iCloud I need to find another solution for ...
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Mac startup key sequences

What are the Mac hardwares various startup key sequences? On the older Macs, Shift used to be start without extensions, Ctrl-Apple-O-F would boot to OpenFirmware, (but didn't the Intel Macs switch ...
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What kind of cloth and cleaner do the people who work at the Apple store use to clean MacBooks? [closed]

I have a MacBook and an iPad and see dirt and fingerprints all over it. What kind of cleaner do the people in the Apple store use to clean all the Macs and iPads on display? I figure that anything ...
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What charging mechanism to be used to maximise the battery life?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. I have few ...
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Problem with update to Motion 5.05

I purchased Motion 5 through the App Store yet when I go to update to 5.05 it tells me that I didn't purchase through App Store. What can I do?
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Can't unmount the disk during Mac OS X install

My MacBook started to get really slow recently. Now it can’t start up properly anymore. All I see is the Apple logo and then it shuts down. I've tried rebooting multiple times, but I've seen the same ...
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Disable screen lock when in certain location

Is there a way to disable the screen lock on my Mac, only when certain conditions are met? I'm looking for a way to have it stop locking when connected my home network (i.e. at home)
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Could trying to disable WindowsServer.plist break my iMac it will no longer start?

Forgive the long story, but I have a mix of old knowledge and unfamiliarity with Mac so I don't know what might be relevant. The tldr version is my iMac won't boot. Trying to put op an upnp server: ...
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Can an iPhone act as an audio source to a Mac?

Is there a way to pull the audio from an iphone phone call to a mac either via bluetooth or USB? In other words, use the mac and a cellular phone hybrid? I'd like to be able to record a phone call or ...
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How to customize the click sound for mac book pro?

I turned on the click sounds for my mac. Now I am able to hear a typewriter like sound every time I type. I want to customize the sound effect. I want it to sound something like this ...
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can i use target display mode on mid 2011 IMac with an early 2011 macbook pro with thunderbolt

I have connected the mid 2011 IMac to the early 2011 macbook pro via thunderbolt. Nothing happens. Command / F2 on the IMac doesn't do anything. Any thoughts?
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Putty - equivalent Mac SSH client and commands

I'm trying to find out what the equivalent Mac SSH client is and set of commands are that would achieve the below. In Windows we use the Putty CLI utility 'Plink' to set up a SSH connection to a SSH ...
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Accidently deleted a hidden file

I accidentally deleted the .localized file from my mac desktop and then emptied my trash. How to I recover it?
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How do I get a refund after purchasing an app from the Mac App store?

I bought an app and it is so bad despite its low price that I am willing to spend time on getting a refund. How do I get the refunded after an app purchased through the Mac App Store?
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Share sound output to other macs via wifi/bluetook/magic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing the same music on multiple computers Is there any way to share the sound output of a mac to other macs nearby either by wifi, or bluetooth or something? At work ...
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Can I use my UK MAC desktop in the Cayman Islands

I am moving to the Cayman Islands, which uses the same power source as the US, will I be able to use my MAC desktop there using a US adapter? Thanks
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Mac mini sound problem with Windows 8 partition

My sound is not working on my Mac mini. I have installed Windows 8 on it, have updated all the drivers, and under device management, it is telling me that everything is running fine. There is no sound ...
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Database of all Mac models

I need a database of all Mac models produced within the last decade (at least). Something like EveryMac or MacTracker but as a table in SQL or a similar format, to be put into a RDBMS. Does anybody ...
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Show unshortened day of the week @ OSX menu bar

Currently clock menu bar item shortens day of the week like Sat instead of Saturday. Is there any way to change this without additional software? (tried regional formats but it ignores any custom ...
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How do I configure Gmail in Mail.app to sync the mail messages with multiple clients?

I want all my mails to stay on Google server (as I read them from multiple clients and from the web), being able to delete then from the client (deleting them on the server as well) and do not ...
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Find process associated with launchd

TCP port 5901 is open on my machine and is causing some mischief, and I want to know which process is opening it. When I run lsof -i -P I see that launchd is the process that opened the port. Is ...
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In Lion, how can I configure to not automatically re-open recent files that weren't closed?

For example: I opened some files in Excel, then I close Excel, without close each file (ex.: command + Q). In the next time that I will open Excel, it is going to open my recent files that weren't ...
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Completely synchronise multiple Macs

I actually have a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (I plan on upgrading to Lion). I may have to buy an Mac mini in order to have a full dual screen (external identical screens) layout (see my previous ...
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I am downloading something with 300~1200kb/s? Any help?

Today I noticed that my system is downloading something and the download speed is around 300~1200kb/s. I tried everything that I could thing of... installed Little Snitch 3 and I did not see anything ...
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external disk formated with NTFS not working on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard drive read only access with Mac I bought new 1 TB WD My Passport and format it with NTFS on windows XP. and now when I connect it on mac, I see the drive but I cant ...