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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Disable Screen Mirroring Keystroke

When I'm stumbling around trying to find the keystroke for lowering the screen brightness in quarter-segments (which happens to be Option ⌥+Shift ⇧+Brightness-down (F1)), I usually wind up hitting ...
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Does installing a second hard drive in my Mac Mini 2011 void my Apple hardware warranty?

I just installed a second hard drive, and I'm wondering if that voids my warranty.
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Office for Mac buy from Sweden

I am interested in buying Office for Mac 2011. I am in Sweden. Whenever I want to buy it from a website it shows like Office för Mac Hem och Student 2011 - 1 Paket (Svenska). Does it means software ...
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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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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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How to prevent an automatic network share connection at startup?

Problem Synopsis: I have a WiFi router that can connect to a USB storage device and then allow access to that device over WiFi. I had once connected my Mac (OS X Lion 10.7.4) to such a storage device ...
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How do I create a Mac OS install thumb drive from InstallESD.dmg file using Windows 7?

I have completely messed up my Mac OS X Lion 10.7 on my 2011 Macbook Air (Refer thread : Is there an alternative to downloading Lion from the net?) Recovery Parition attempts to install from the ...
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Mac music tagging software

Since the switch from Windows to Mac, I've been looking for a good music tagging application for Mac OS X. I've tried apps such as Tagalicious, TriTag and a few other apps, but none have made me ...
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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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Why is the “black” text on my Mac made up of so many different colors?

My Mac has this nifty "zoom" function that kicks in when I hold control and scroll in and out. If I zoom all the way in on black text on my screen, it is made up of many different colors. Why is ...
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Offline Maps application for Mac

Can anyone recommend an offline mapping application for Mac (something similar to Google Maps, but that works when not connected to the internet)? Ten years ago, Microsoft Streets and Trips worked ...
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How do I connect my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) to an HDTV?

I just bought a brand new MacBook pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. It is running 10.7 Lion. How do I connect my MacBook to HD TV? It looks like it has only the ...
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How to increase “tracking speed” beyond the maximum?

For a Macbook Pro, I've set trackpad settings for Three Fingers to "Dragging": However the tracking speed is too slow, and often it's impossible to drag for a larger distance due to the size of the ...
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What should I do before I give up my iPhone?

I am changing jobs and so I am giving back to the old company an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5. I am searching for a To-Do list for things to copy from the iPhone to a Mac computer so that I don't lose ...
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ssh Permission denied(publickey) [closed]

I have been trying access a server via ssh in terminal/ Everything works when I am working on Ubuntu. I copied the ssh key to my Mac but it always tells me Permission denied(public key) (see below). ...
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Issue with Java in Mac OS X 10.7.4 [closed]

I bought Mac Pro, I have been trapped with Java. I am a Unix and Windows user. I've never faced these kind of issues before with Java. Previously, I had some issues with the Java path, which I asked ...
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Can we pair one remote with Mac, and one remote with AppleTV in the same room?

I got AppleTV and it came with a remote. Since the remote triggers action on both the AppleTV and iMac (they are in the same room), I disable the iMac from taking remote signal already. But can I ...
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Mac OS X Disk Imaging Software

I'm looking for some good disk imaging software, so I can store some of my Mac's applications on a flash drive and then export them to a newer machine. Any recommendations? Also, are there any free ...
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Sandboxing prl_disp_service to prevent disk waking

So there is prl_disp_service, a Parallels 7 background service that periodically wakes the internal hard drive in my Macbook Pro although it`s unmounted most of the time since I boot from an SSD I ...
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How can I tell the difference between display sleep vs. computer sleep on my MacBook Air (Late 2010)?

How can I tell the difference between the entire computer sleeping and only the display sleeping? I'm trying to diagnose sleep problems, and one of the basic things I need to know is the difference ...
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Can I use my Mac as a proxy for Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu PC (IP: 132.195.2.2) set up which should be connecting through a switch to my iMac (IP: 132.195.2.1) in order to gain internet access. The iMac has "share internet connection" turned ...
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How to backup NAS using Time Machine

I just purchased a new Iomega NAS IX2-200 4TB. I need to regularly backup this NAS. Time Machine would be the best option. How do I setup so the Time Machine will backup this NAS to my external Hard ...
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How can app file be treated as a file in Package Explorer for Mac OS X?

Can I customize Package Explorer to treat a folder as a file? Actually, I want to keep a .app file in my project as a file. But when I keep it in Eclipse, it is treated as folder. Can I change this ...
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Why does Force Quit Applications freeze?

When an app freezes on my app, I will press Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋ to open the Force Quit window. However, this will take minutes often, and clicking on the Force Quit button freezes the Force Quit ...
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Why my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) power adapter turns orange?

I bought an early-2011 MacBook Pro 15" (highest-spec model) in June. It's running Lion. I have a problem which happens occasionally. My power adapter (while plugged in) from time to time ...
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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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Moving Drives Between Macs

I'm considering buying a new MacBook Pro after today's refresh, and I am wondering if OS X handles simply pulling a drive out of one MacBook Pro and putting it in another. I know that in the Windows ...
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Geeky terminal for OS X

I want to bind a certain command to show a terminal on screen without window frame with the command of my choice. I plan to use it to quickly launch network monitoring tools (trafshow) when I use a ...
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Does it hurt a large desktop Mac to be transported repeatedly?

I travel to two different homes and spend six months at each one, taking my desktop 27" Mac with me. I travel by car, and always pack it in the original shipping crate so it's well protected. Will all ...
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Can I restart my Mac remotely via screen sharing if the screen shows only linen?

I am currently in Norway. My Mac mini is in my apartment in Australia. I can access screen sharing via Back To My Mac. It connects fine, but the screen has only linen - no menu bar, no dock, no ...
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Returning iMac to iSpot when bought from online shop

I bought an iMac from the online Apple Store and now, 2 days after purchase, it broke down. I want to return it/exchange it, but would like to avoid the tremendous waiting time, as this used to be my ...
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Installing foursquare on my iPhone 4S wirelessly in iTunes and it acts weird

iTunes syncs an app twice in a row. "Copying 1 of 1" happens two syncs in a row. This is happening specifically with the new foursquare app. Steps to Reproduce: Add an app to sync in the iPhone --> ...
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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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Using FaceTime and Skype (both open at the same time)

I would like to use both Skype and FaceTime at the same time (not while calling just having them both open). When I start FaceTime it switches on the camera and keeps it on. If I hide the application ...
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Unable to locate an executable at “/usr/bin/java/bin/java”

I am having an issue with Java in my Mac (OS X 10.7.3). Previously I installed it and it was working fine. After some changes in the .bash_profile and .profile file in the course of time, I am having ...
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Is it possible to have a Mac drive a display as a mirror image (and not simply rotated)

I need to flip the screen of Mac X 10.4 either vertically or horizontally. I should emphasis that I do not want to rotate 180 degree I want to have mirrored output. Is there any way of driving a Mac's ...
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Apple Mac slow running program through parallels to window to revit

Seem to lack ram to run revit program through installed windows 7 using parallels. It takes hours to complete task. Mac is 8 gig all in one. Wondering why so slow. Can it be better?
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I cannot install the Tiled Map Editor on Mac OS X 10.6.8

I am attempting to install Tiled Map Editor, a cross-platform open-source application that uses the QT application framework. It is used in game design. When I attempt to install it, I get this error ...
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Internet Sharing on Mac via LAN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet Sharing is grey out My Mac is connected to internet using WiFi and its working fine. I want to share the internet connection via LAN but I am unable to select ...
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Mac and Windows dual boot problem

I have a software problem with my Mac laptop: I had made a division in the hard drive some time ago and installed Windows in the other partition using Bootcamp software. But now I think that the ...
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Can't write HFS+ in Mac OSX

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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Always show menubar in full screen applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to always show menubar with fullscreen apps? Is there a way to force full screen applications to show the menubar without having to mouse over it? I am irritated by ...
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No output in right channel audio headphones

The right channel output cuts off and on when using headphones. The laptop speakers work fine. I have tried 3 known working headphones, a USB headset (connected via USB not using the audio jack), ...
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bash file recovery?

I think I messed up my bash file /bin/bash when trying to create my first script, it displays a message saying "process completed" and locks my terminal, if I switch to another shell e.g sh, then it's ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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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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Password protecting an Application

I read the Question Is there a way to password protect individual apps? - but the answers focused too much on security issues. I want to clarify my needs: I use a Software to write my personal ...
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iMessages Not In Sync

My iPod, iPad, and Mac are all used for sending iMessages. However, when I send a message from one device and have a conversation with someone else, the sent and received messages don't usually appear ...
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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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How can I copy songs from an iPod to a Mac without using iTunes?

my friend has an iPod Touch and she cannot use it with iTunes anymore. is it possible to save those songs somehow on another computer and then reset iPod and copy songs back? or in general have a ...