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 do I make a bash script so that I can drag its input on top of the icon?

I need to make a bash script to that I can drag a .rar file on top of it and then the script will receive the pathname of that file as argument 1 ($1). I have made the bash script, but how do I make ...
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Why my RAM runs at 800 MHz in 4 slots of my mac pro instead of 1066?

I've got a Mac Pro 4,1. I had two KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8G planks in it and it ran on 1066 Mhz. Now I've bought two planks of KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8GI (the same with "I" at the end - stands for intel ...
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iMessages on Mac consistently disappearing

I use iMessages on both my iPhone (6.1.2) and my Retina Macbook (10.8.3). Generally, it works pretty well, but on a somewhat consistent basis messages that I've sent from the Mac will disappear, but ...
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Command-delete shortcut is not working for me

How do you delete a file you have selected in a Finder window, without using the mouse? delete doesn't do it. When I looked it up, I was said that command-delete is supposed to do it, but it doesn't ...
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How to build a simple app that turns text to m4a files

I'm learning Chinese and want a way to quickly generate and save words and phrases to m4a files. I've managed to do pretty much what I want in terminal, but I can't seem to figure out how to make an ...
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Any way to know what wakes an Mac up?

Regularly while sleeping my Mac wakes up and i'd like to know if there is some kind of log of what trigged the waking. (Mouse click ? Keyboard ? WOL Magic Packet ? Something else ?) I'm on late 2012 ...
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Mail.app 6.3, How to exclude folders from being downloaded?

An example would be, a Yahoo IMAP account. Is there a way to exclude bulk mails from being downloaded to the Mail.app?
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Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?

When travelling I will need all of the "space" I can claim on my iPad. Am I correct in thinking "space" is not being taken up on the iPad by DB folders, unless I have made them favorites?
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OSX won't boot after re-install

Got the flashing folder of death. Tried verifying, repairing the disk. No luck. Restored from Time Machine. No luck. Rebooted with Command-Option-P-R. No luck. The drive as far as I can tell is ...
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Purchase from random account showing up in Mac App Store?

There's an app in my Mac App Store update list called "Mahjong Deluxe Free". I have never downloaded this app, let alone play mahjong (is that normal?). Upon trying to clear it from the list by ...
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Is there a way to make some application have different resolution on a Retina Macbook Pro?

I use "Best for Retina display" in my settings. It's suitable for my eyes:) But I'd like to get more spaces in some applications by using the highest resolution. So is there a way to do so?
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Mac Mini has slowed to an unbearable crawl!

I've read a lot of other questions about speed, but my question does not seem to be answered anywhere. My Mac Mini is running so slow that I cannot see what I am typing. It takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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How to select which disks are allowed to sleep?

There is an option "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" in Mac OS X's preferences: Is it possible to configure which disks Mac OS X can put into a sleepy state? For example, I want to ...
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What does a 2012 Mac Mini need for microphone input?

I need a simply jack Mic unamplified physically connected to my Mac Mini (late 2012 model) through Audio-IN and it doesn't work. I also tried the original iPhone's headphones to no avail and I wonder ...
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Macbookpro can't recognize bootable usb at boot time?

I have an old macbookpro: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0F I created a ...
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Is there anything like /etc/hosts at user level in mac?

I want to block some websites for my son who does understand difference between parental controlled vs "not working" sites. He is addicted to youtube which I don't want him to use since there are ...
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Change Keyboard Layout on Lock Screen

I've been struggling with the following problem: I am writing something in German during the day, therefore I change my keyboard layout to their QWERTZ style. When I lock the screen or close my MBP ...
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Are the column width inches in Excel on a Mac the same as those of Windows?

Are the column width inches in Excel on a Mac the same as those of Windows? I was given homework by my instructor and the width is far too much – so do Excel on OS X and Windows behave the same in ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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How to create multiple printer profiles on Mac?

I have a Mac, but sometimes need to print with legal/landscape and other times with letter/portrait. In Windows I can create two printer profiles for the same printer to easily toggle between these. ...
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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How to set a table of contents line numbering to not start at page 1, in Pages '09?

I am writing a document which requires the table of contents side-numbering scheme to start on the page after the table of content itselt. Basically the first 8 pages of the document should not count ...
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Is there a software that can visually highlight focused windows more?

I do web development on my Mac and I tend to have lots of windows open. Even per application, I tend to have multiple windows opened (ie a Terminal window for tail -f error logs, one for ssh, and one ...
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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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Mac asking for password for some files when deleting [duplicate]

This happens not for all files. When I move or delete some of the files on my external drive Finder will ask for password. Is it due to permission set on these files ? Can I use something like Sudo ...
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Add to Existing Contact from Mail.app to Contacts.app

I am looking for an option to add the choice "Add to Existing Contact" from the Apple Mail.app From address field. As you all know, we have "Copy Address, Add to VIPs, New Email, Add to Contacts, and ...
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How to quick switch OSX proxy on/off?

I use SwitchySharp to quick switch between multi-proxies under Chrome broswer. Now I want to move to Safari(I love its "Tap to Zoom" feature), but SwitchySharp only works in Chrome, there is no a ...
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Manage iPhoto on external hard disk

Most of my Mac hard drive is filled with iPhoto pictures. I have an external USB hard drive. What to do? Just moving pictures from Pictures/iPhoto Library is not a perfect option as I want to have ...
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Powerful external hard disk health checker on Mac?

Is there any powerful program in Mac to check the health status - mainly bad sectors - of an external (USB) hard disk, and to recover them?
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Replace text with predefined value in browser

I used to have a tool on my PC that would allow me to prefill text when I enter certain "codes". For example, I would type $test123 and it would replace that text with a sentence that I had setup. Is ...
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Symlink User Folders - Can I keep original Sidebar Icons? [duplicate]

I have my user folders (Music, Movies and Pictures) stored on an external drive, so I used terminal to delete the existing user folders on the boot drive then created symlinks to these folders and ...
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Mac OS X - Terminal window shows up but closes immediately

I'm using Mac OS X Lion 10.7. I open Terminal and its window shows up but immediately close and its icon remains in the dock. It's working fine a moment ago. I don't know what i have messed. I looked ...
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where are the pictures of the skype contacts saved (see if someone is invisible)

i just thought you could see if someone is invisible in skype, if you just delete (reset) his profile picture. Because i know if you install skype on a new device the profile pictures are saved only ...
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Macbook Pro not Starting

I have a MacBook Pro and from the last week I have been unable to turn the machine on properly. First it displays the Apple logo and shows this message I've done a lot of research and tried things ...
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Terminal shows hostname from old machine, not new machine

Right now I have a Mac Mini. I migrated macbook pro data from a time machine, but I didn't do it from the beginning of my startup. I used the migration assistance to migrate the data. However, I'm ...
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How to transfer Adobe licenses to another Mac

A Power Mac just died at the office. We also have another one which died a couple of months ago. They both had Adobe software installed on them, and I need to transfer those licensees to other Macs. ...
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“A Bluetooth audio error occurred”

I'm getting this popping up on my Mac multiple times a day: I have an Apple keyboard attached via Bluetooth, and nothing else. It doesn't say anything else is connected either, just this alert pops ...
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Automatically Inserting Text Globally

Let's say I want this action to happen on any program whenever I press F10 (or some other custom key combination): Paste the text: "Hello World!" There's a similar tool in Windows called AutoHotKey ...
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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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Apple's Magic mouse scroll button is not working on windows-7

After working on MAC OSX, i installed windows-7 32bit through boot camp. After installing, the magic mouse is connecting ok through Bluetooth. Its left and right buttons are working but scroll is not ...
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Deleting contacts from mac contacts application with no Phone number

Is it possible to delete contacts from mac contacts application which have no phone no? Or export only those contacts which have a contact? Thanks.
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Check if Network Accounts are avalible

We have a domain running Microsoft Active Directory and in that domain there is a number of Mac computers running Leopard and later. Sometimes the users are met by a red dot at the login screen, ...
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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for a Windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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“Profiles” for any Mac application?

Is there a tool that lets me have a set of profiles, similar to Firefox, for any Mac application? So I can have two instances of an application, but each has its own settings...
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Mirror iPad 2 display to Mac WITHOUT Airplay

I'd like to mirror my iPad 2 display to my Mac running OSX 10.6 WITHOUT using AirPlay, because the app I'm running on my iPad won't show the content using AirPlay or using the traditional output at ...
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Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
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GMail compose on Firefox on Mac cmd+leftarrow cmd+rightarrow

I am using GMail and I cannot move to Firefox from Chrome, because the Cmd+LeftArrow and Cmd+RightArrow do not work in Compose window as "Move to the begining of the line" and "Move to the end of the ...
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Unusual Shortcut, Menu Override in Evernote

I've already approached the Evernote staff and it appears to be a local problem on my Mac (OS X 10.7.5), so I'm taking it to this forum. The problem in a nutshell: the menu in my Evernote is ...
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Charge cycles increase?

This is a bit weird, I've been doing everything to keep the battery health great and that's what i achieved so far. it's going through 99-100%, but the thing is.. those charging cycles thing are ...
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JDK 7 & java_home

I am using OSX Mountain Lion, and I am trying to install Glassfish Server EE. I have also installed Java7 from oracle. When I check for my java_home by this line /usr/libexec/java_home I get ...