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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Mac cannot delete file

The item image212_tmp1987326278 can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. I don't know how that file appeared on my desktop but as I try to delete it I get the above error. Does not ...
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double password entry to access account

I have the Require password 4 hours after sleep ... option in Security and Privacy System Preferences set and am running a script with launchd to suspend my session at a certain time of day (see this ...
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bash: brew: command not found [closed]

I am new to mac and was following a video and typed export PATH="$HOME/opt/git/bin:$PATH" I believe this messed up my path and I am not able to install MySQL now. When I tried to install homebrew I ...
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Developer setup install script, with Homebrew & Dropbox?

Installing development tools is not too hard these days, with the likes of Homebrew - http://brew.sh ... So I thought I would try to write a script with the homebrew installation and various tools, ...
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Disk image windows open beneath other windows

When I install software from a .dmg, the verification window pops up, which I suspect is normal. When it's done, though, the Finder window - you know, the "Drag to Applications to install" box - pops ...
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System Preferences icons lost/gone all the same

I have Mac mini (mid 2010) server running Mac OS X Server Lion 10.7.3 (11D50b) At some unspecified point in time (which could have coincided with the installation of Logitech Media Server to serve a ...
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lock account and sleep

Is there an easy way to lock my mac and then immediately sleep, all in one command? I know I can show the login window and then choose the sleep button, but I'd prefer one step rather than two (and a ...
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Why are home folders in Mac OS X located in /Users, and not /home?

My question is as title stated. Why mac osx user directory located at /Users, but not /home? Because /home is the default directory of user's home of Unix and Linux.
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Sync single photos from Mac to iPhone

I'm trying so send photos from my Mac onto my iPhone. I don't want to sync whole folders. Is it possible to "sync" single selected photos without deleting all the others? Granted, "sync" is the ...
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Wifi preferences

whenever my computer (which is a MacBook Pro bought in 2012) is sleeping or off, and i login with my password, it is always on a different wifi then my home wifi. My home wifi is Skritty, and the wifi ...
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How to install PhoneGap with Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3)?

I have a Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3). Now I want to install PhoneGap in my XCode. My XCode version is 4.3.2. I followed the instruction of installation from PhoneGap web site at the time of installation. ...
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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

In Windows 7, we can easily arrange two windows with these shortcuts: Option (Alt) ⌥ + ← maximizes the window to the left side of the screen, and Option (Alt) ⌥ + → maximizes the window to the right ...
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What Photogrammetry software is available on Mac OS X?

I have been searching for a photogrammetry application for Mac. Can anyone tell me where can I get them?
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Is it recommended to use Mac wifi sharing for long periods of time?

I am going to be buying a MacBook Pro within the next few months (hopefully an updated version if it comes out) for university this autumn. I am wondering, due to the Uni halls having only wired ...
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Group windows in Mac OS X

Is there a way to group 2 or more windows so that they act together? If I drag one, they all move. If I hide one, they all hide. If I alt-tab to one, they all come in focus, etc. These windows might ...
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How similar is Microsoft Excel for Mac to Excel for Windows?

Like the title says - how similar is Microsoft Excel for Mac to Excel for Windows? Is it confusing when you have to keep switching from one to the other when working on a complicated excel file? (For ...
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How to obtain Bluetooth ID (OS X)

I need to remotely grab the Bluetooth ID from multiple machines throughout my network. What are the best ways to remotely obtain the Bluetooth ID in OS X?
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How to find your stolen mac on a network using the MAC address/Serial number

The important stuff: My Mac got stolen in a public library (unsecure Wifi). All I have is the MAC address and the serial number. Can I use another laptop to get onto that network and list out the ...
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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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Why are some pop up boxes (or “select” boxes) colored blue but others aren't in Mac OS X?

I am fairly new to Mac OS X and I am wondering why some of these pop up boxes have a blue in them, but others do not. For example, on one website it looks like this (look at the little "Select site" ...
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Which VPN Server Hardware is Best for Accessing from Mac Clients

We are an all-Mac shop (well, actually, a mostly-Mac shop - we have some Linux servers running behind the scenes). We do web applications development and our files and source code is all hosted ...
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VGA monitor doesn't work at boot time on Mac mini 2011

I have Mac mini 2011 and Samsung Syncmaster 710v (old TFT monitor) connected through mini DisplayPort to VGA. The monitor shows something only when the login screen appears (no boot menu, no ...
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How do I get iTunes to take my security update info?

Recently, when attempting to make a purchase (or free download) on the App Store iTunes was requesting I update my security info. This is not the 3 digit code on my credit card, but the 3 security ...
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Best practice for installing applications for multiple users?

I have a MBP with Lion (10.7.3) on it and there are two user accounts on it, I use them to seperate work and private stuff, but when I install apps, I generally want to use/upgrade/remove them using ...
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Using Skype in TV mode on a Mac Mini

I've got my mac mini hooked up as a media centre - using Plex - and it's great! I control everything with a Logitech Harmony One. One thing I've wanted to get going is Skype on the TV. I have a ...
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How to disable iChat's popup “You are not connected to the internet”?

I am tired of seeing the "You are not connected to the internet" message from iChat every time after I open my macbook. I use iChat for screen sharing. Is it possible to disable the annoying popup or ...
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Holding the mouse button automatically on OSX

Is there some sort of app that will let me, preferably toggle able with a keyboard shortcut, hold down the left mouse button? (Not click fast, just hold down). Any help appreciated, Thanks in ...
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Green color not so green on my mac?

First I've noticed it on my activity monitor: As you can see Free ram color is set to bright green. And in the activity monitor itself shows color somewhat between green and yellow. Now also as you ...
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What is the Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) volume encryption standard?

I have found countless blogs and tutorials how to encrypt an external drive using Mac's extended journaled encrypted format, but I couldn't find anybody stating the standard behind it. I know that ...
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Can I wirelessy copy my videos from iPhone to Mac?

Is there a way to wirelessy transfer the videos I made on iPhone or iPad to my Mac (to iPhoto or Logic Pro), or is the only option to use a cable?
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Is there a way to disable OS X auto termination of applications?

Is there a way to tell OS X Lion to disable auto-termination for a given application that you do not want to auto terminate? FYI Lion is a quitter if you did not already know, what if you don't want ...
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Airplay mirror iPad to mac but let audio play from iPad

Scenario: I'm trying to mirror my iPad to my iMac using the Reflection app. Everything works fine but the reason I'm doing this is to record myself making a real time mix using the app Djay. ...
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How to view photos from Mac on iPad

I have tons of photos on my mac (Lion) and an external harddrive. They are not organized using iphoto, just sitting in different folders. I would like to be able to view them on my iPad 2. Ideally I ...
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How to invoke a method at particular time asynchronously every day in Mac application? [closed]

This is my first Mac application. I would like to send emails by comparing the current date and saved date of clients by the user in sqlite only one time- every day depending on the condition, ...
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Visibility Issues with Mail and iCal in OS X Lion

I recently installed Lion (Mac OS X 10.7.3) on my early 2008 MacBook. I know many of the color changing options in Mail and iCal have been taken away (probably due to app syncing or Cocoa issues). I ...
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Why can't I make the partition use the full 500 GB availiable?

I can't seem to make my Mac partition utilize the full 500 GB that I have available. It only uses 243.47 GB. It looks like my hard drive is somehow split into 2 sections: Any ideas on how I can ...
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Trash files in the safe mode?

I would like to ask you, do the trash files gets deleted from the safe mode if I put them in the trash in the safe mode (but do not empty the trash) and empty the trash in the normal mode? Regards, ...
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Why does the wireless disconnect when cooking?

I use a unibody Mac laptop to read recipes or listen to music while in the kitchen. The wireless disconnects sometimes. How can I prevent this?
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What methods are available to (re)install Lion on a Mac?

With genuine Lion install media being a rarety (and only included on certain newer Macs), there are a lot of queries by users on how they are best able to re-install (or even simply install) Lion on ...
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Mac book <BACK> button on keyboard

I need to know where is the back space in a MAC book pro keyboard. I am new to the Mac, and not familiar with the keyboard layout. Help
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Under what cases will I get iWork or iLife?

After looking at various models of Macs and looking at Apple's iLife and iWork pages, I'm more confused than where I started. Originally, I thought that nothing - just Lion - came with a new Mac. But ...
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View your rated music, apps and etc. on the iTunes?

I would like to ask, where could I find all my rated music, apps and etc. on the iTunes? Moreover, how could I unrate those items? Thank you in advance. Regards, Arthur
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Is there a Mac equivalent for UDEV folder on linux?

I am writing a script which should backup my Documents folder onto a USB stick. I want the script to be executed every time I connect the USB stick. I found a solution here. But it seems like I can't ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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Does the Mac support multitouch screens in any way?

I love using touch with Windows 7 and 8. Especially on Windows 8, the touchscreen finally feels like it's respected just as much as the keyboard and mouse. So, naturally, I'd want to carry this ...
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What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Turn Windows Features On or Off?

One of my favorite parts of Windows is the ability to selectively turn features on or off. For instance, on a tablet you can turn on Tablet PC components; on a desktop you can disable these and ...
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No Sound from Mac Mini after OS X Server Reinstall

I had to reinstall OS X Lion Server 10.7 on my Mac mini (late 2011) due to partition and boot record corruption. Since reinstalling, I have not have sound. The only sound device that shows under ...
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What is the Mac equivalent of Windows' Power Plans' Maximum Processor State?

One of my favorite features in Windows is the built-in Power Plans. I can change how much energy my computer uses - whether I want it to drain power like there's no tomorrow and get incredible ...
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How to partially uncover bullet points in Keynote

In Keynote '09 on the Mac, how can I create a list of bullet points such that: At first, the bullets are all dimmed or grey When I click, the next bullet becomes undimmed or black This is similar ...
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PL/SQL Mac compiler or Mac OS X compatible softwares

How can I run PL/SQL in Mac OS X Lion. I couldn't find any compatible application for mac to run PL/SQL. Please give some suggestion.