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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how can I write on my screen using terminal?

How can I write on my computer screen or open an application like notes and write on it from Terminal?? I can open up notes or any other app/document.
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Can i delete .DS_Store? ~251 MB

Once i type the code into terminal to find out what is taking up 250 MB on my desktop, the hidden files are shown, i find a file called ".DS_Store" I'm a very cleany person, so I want to ask if I can ...
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Switch Between Windows of the Same Application

Again I'm new to Mac. I searched and found Command + ` does what I want. But I'm wondering how would I do it with a mouse? I tried hovering over the icon in the dock, but nothing happens.
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How to take datas from apple time capsule

I have an Apple Time Capsule which takes backup of several Mac machines in my company. One of the Macs crashed and have been handed over to a service center. I need to take the backup data of the ...
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renamed folder becomes a file with an extension

When I create a folder and name it "test.tmp" the finder asks me if I want to add the file extension ".tmp" to my folder. When accepted, the folder changes to a document with an icon. I then can no ...
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using terminal to copy a file to clipboard

I got a file on desktop, file name is ded.html. To copy the file, I click the file and press cmd+c. Now how would I do the same thing using terminal ?
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Is it possible to display my Mac on my iPhone using a USB cable?

I've tried AirDisplay and Splashtop but they aren't fast enough, they are always delayed . I need something to see videos and play games without any kind of delay. Because AirDisplay and Splashtop use ...
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System-wide finder view preferences

I know that .DS_Store files are created in every directory I enter with the finder in Mac OS X, and that keeps track of the folder's metadata (including how is it being displayed). I also know that ...
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Imac doesn' t recognize certain colors

Am seeing this on a lot of website, and even different browsers on my iMac(Mac OS X 10.6.8) colors such as #EEEEEE, and #CCCCCC, are not displayed at all. screenshot: ^ Thats how it looks on my ...
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Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
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Control System 4 with just a keyboard?

Is there a reference of keyboard shortcuts for System 4, so I can use a Macintosh SE with a keyboard and no mouse? I found a Macintosh SE and a keyboard on the street several years ago. It didn't ...
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Will a cloned hard drive function exactly as the original?

If I buy a new hard drive and clone my original onto it (using Carbon Copy Cloner or something similar), will my computer function exactly the same as it did before? Will things like licensed programs ...
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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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Mac Calendar add shared calendar for email account with 2 letter email address

One of the meeting rooms at our new offices has a short email address (tv@ourdomain.com). The calendar sharing function only works on a search for email addresses (I can't type in an address ...
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Power Mac G5 2005 boots with flashing question mark

Upon start up there is continuous beeping and clicking resulting in a gray screen with a flashing screen ? icon. I've reset PRAM and hit the reset button on the inside. I've tried to start from ...
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Numbers 3 - How to apply custom chart style

Using Numbers 3.0 with Mavericks. I am creating a bunch of scatter plots in numbers. I want to remove the big bubbly data point symbols and simply display the data as connected points. Setting this ...
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iPhone 4S intermittently disconnects/reconnects when plugged into computer, but not into wall

This is a really bizarre problem. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and an iPhone 4S, both with the latest updates. I'm using the bundled Apple cord. When I plug it into the wall charger, ...
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Accessing temporarily Another User's directories by entering his User ID and Password in Mac

I've two user accounts in my mac, One for me and other for my friend. When friend is using the MacBook and he needs some file from me, for that I've to login into my account and share the file by file ...
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Help with my Hypochondriac Mac

Recently every time I restart my Mac, I get a warning message about something that went wrong during my last session. I am quite sure I made a clean shutdown and saw no errors. I even did a full disk ...
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Can Java 5 be installed on any other OS other than OS X 10.5?

I have a legacy application that requires Java 5. I am using OS X 10.6.8. When I try to install the Apple Java 1.5 update, I see a warning that says Java 5 can only be installed on a OS X 10.5 system. ...
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Getting the list of saved BSSIDS from a Mac OSX

I have recently started jailbreaking students' iPhones and iPods at my school. Today, after successfully jailbreaking a student's Verizon wireless iPhone 4, it was stolen. My school, however, blocks ...
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Is there a tool to save a snapshot terminal session for later recovery, like a virtual machine?

I work on multiple projects with multiple type of servers required, and when I switch project I shut down any of the applications and start the ones I need at that moment from the terminal. I ...
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Would Upgrading to 16GB RAM be Beneficial?

I'm running on an i3 processor, 2010 model, 3.06 GHz. I'm currently have 4GB of RAM, but if I were to upgrade to 16GB, would: Applications open quicker? FPS increase in game? Overall performance ...
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How to delay locking of my Mac when I am not using it

Right now, it gets locked in 3-4 minutes. How do I delay the locking? I am using snow leopard
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How to create a terminal use only account in MacOSX?

I want to create a user(say, hera) that can only be used in terminal. That is this user does not appear in the Mac welcome screen. This user can be su - hera by other users. Can I do this and how?
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How to Open .dist extension as folder on Mac OS X?

I'am currently developing Java application with Eclipse IDE and having this folder named "workspace.dist". This contains the deployed portlet to be deployed to a framework. Now my problem is, Mac OS ...
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Mac Audio Problems

I have this problem. I have some Sony Headphones i use on iMac, they really do work good, it's been around 4 months i have been using them now. Now, i start up my Mac to go to safari and listen to ...
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How can I move fast in CLI in Mac?

In linux in CLI I can press ALT + F or ALT + B to move back and forth in terms of words and not one character at a time. Is this available in Mac? There is no ALT and I tried Control + F, Fn + F, ...
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“Updates are ready to install” but I couldn't install

My company had given me an iMac to use and apps like iMovie, iPhoto had been installed by a former employee who had been using this iMac before me. Now the problem is; Updates are available for those ...
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Replacement for ASM's Classic Window Mode in Mavericks?

Once upon a time there was a Menu Extra called ASM ( Application Switcher Menu) which automatically brought all of an application's windows to the front when any of its windows was clicked. In the ...
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How many hours since I unplugged my Mac?

Mobile phones usually say this as "xyz hours on battery" by counting the time from when they are unplugged from power. Can I find out how many hours has it been since I unplugged my Mac from charging ...
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Which Mac OS X versions support lsof command?

I want to know which Mac OS X versions support the lsof command. Does Mac OS X 10.5 support it?
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Best resources on data recovery from corrupted OS X HFS+ partitions

My Macbook Pro won't boot from it's hard disc. If I boot it from CD, the drive will only mount sometimes. Where should I go to get hints and tips on data recovery? What are the best tools that should ...
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Mac Boot Option not Showing Base System

Whenever i hit ⌥ or ALT when I boot up my Mac only the Boot Option "Mac Hard Drive" shows. "Mac OS X Base System" or "Recovery 10.9.1" doesn't show up. Can someone help me on this? Do i need to make a ...
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iMAC OSX.9.1 is very slow

iMAC OSX.9.1 is very slow. I defrag it, I clean it, I run verify the permissions and the disk, all ok, I have near 200GB in the memory. What can I do?
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How Can I access Mac OS X Base System on Boot Screen?

Im going to try to wipe out my hard drive and reinstall Mavericks but whenever i reboot the iMac and hit the OPTION key it won't show Mac OS X Base System. Can anyone help me on this?
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Looking for a video player with capability to maintain a long list of Recent Items

I've tried VLC and MPlayerX and I was disappointed with their "Recent" menu. VLC maintains very little history and it sometimes even randomly erases itself. I switched to MPlayerX -- it doesn't erase ...
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Time Machine won't backup with Mountain Lion Server

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Mountain Lion Server installed. I've turned on Time Machine in the server app and selected an internal disk to backup clients to. On my iMac, I have turned on Time ...
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Macbook pro boot with kernel panic - can't perform kext scan

I was trying to swap command and option key for my external keyboard following the instruction in http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110529094802391. When I'm done with change and I ...
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tool to remember window positions when I plug in/unplug an external display [duplicate]

When I have a giant Thunderbolt monitor plugged into my MacBook, I want windows arranged a certain way. No full-screen apps, some apps are shown on my small laptop screen, other apps are shown on my ...
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Method for Combining Multiple Word Documents into One?

Are there any methods for combining multiple Word documents into one big document in Mac?
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Why is my MacBook Pro Hanging when using two VGA monitors, one connected to HDMI and the other to a USB port?

I have a MacBook Pro that started to hang recently. I'm looking for insights on the cause and potential fixes. The Apple Genius Bar folks did not find anything. It is configured as follows: ...
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How can I use Keyboard Maestro to select all content in an Excel cell?

How to enable select all contents in KeyboardMaestro? I don't see any option but I saw a guide here. It wasn't clear though. Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel
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Windows 8 version specifically for Mac

I really dont understand this. My school sells products to students via onthehub.com. They offer a separate version of Windows 8 Pro that they claim is specifically for Macs. How does this make any ...
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Launchpad keeps rearranging icons

This has just started on my mac i7 with Maverick. Launchpad keeps rearranging and emptying grouped folders. Is there a fix for this?
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Pendrive bootable not showing after trying to reinstall Mavericks

I did the steps to reinstall OS X Mavericks. I created a bootable Pendrive but it doesn't show when I hold down "Option" at boot. I already erased my HD, so I'm stuck now! How can I reinstall OS X ...
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Where to Install Applications when using Terminal? [duplicate]

I use the command line a lot to download and install applications. I've always downloaded into the /tmp directory then installed to another directory. But where is the place to install such ...
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Mac OS X / iTunes not recognizing iPod?

I've plugged in a iPod into my iMac. I've plugged it to the back of the mac where the USB Ports are. It does charge the iPod but whenever i want to add music or delete music i can't since iTunes / My ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Almost 450 MB consumed on empty external hard drive

I have an old Macbook Pro with 500GB hard disk. The MBP stopped working. I am now using that hard disk as external storage. After erasing the data (using Disk Utility), I see that almost 450MB is used ...