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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Should I Move The Swap Location For My Mac From The SSD To The Larger HDD In My Laptop?

Should I move the swap location for my Mac from the SSD to the larger HDD in my laptop? Background information: I've heard some suggestions in the general PC/Windows world that if you have an SSD for ...
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How to access my .ssh folder for Transmit or Cyberduck?

I"m trying to connect to my linux server which uses public key authentication. By default, the .ssh folder is hidden on my mac (which I can access via the terminal). However, when I try to setup a ...
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Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? [closed]

Does anyone know any good diagnostic tools for Mac? something inline with Apple Hardware Test, Apple Service Diagnostics, tech tool pro, preferably more in depth perhaps something low level, ...
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Mac Mini - black pixels show up as purple

Has anyone encountered this problem: It's a mac mini. It's connected to a tv via a HDMI cable, both of which work fine with other computers. However, when connected to the HISENSE tv, at native ...
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software to create timeline from excel data for mac

I'm looking for a free or cheap product to create a timeline from an upload of an excel file, simple data (year and description). Any thoughts?
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How to identify which model is my Mac?

Sometimes, you need to know the exact model of your Macintosh. When you want to know to which version of OS X you can upgrade your system, e.g., or when you intend to buy parts for self-repairing your ...
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How Many Resources Does GeekTool Use?

Previously before, I didn't touch apps like GeekTool because I was afraid that it would slow down my system performance severely. (MacBook Pro 15" C2D 2.4ghz Late 2008) However, I have decided to use ...
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MBP 2010 external monitor not waking

Up until recently my MacBook Pro 2010 worked fine with an external samsung monitor, using a mini display to HDMI cable. At the time I was running Mountain Lion. Then a few months ago, still running ...
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Sync directories from iMac & MacBook . What is the recommended method? [duplicate]

I like to sync directories from my Imac & MacBook . What is the recommended method?
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Is there a good Hotmail client for Mac OS X?

I have had an Hotmail account since 1997 (i.e. don't ask me to switch - have hundreds of filters and folders and thousands of contacts) and I recently switched to a Mac and I am looking for a Mac ...
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Does Remote Wipe securely wipe the contents of the drive?

With all the ruckus surrounding the Mat Honan debacle, I'm curious: When you remotely wipe a Mac, is it a secure wipe or does it just lock down the machine with a code? From the Wired article: ...
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External windows mouse invert scroll except touchpad

I just attached an external windows mouse to my mac and I inverted the scrolling. But now it also inverts it for the touchpad... Is there a way to invert it only for the external mouse? I really don't ...
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Spotlight shortcut not working within an app(s) anymore

I love the spotlights cmd + space functionality to start apps. Half of the time now the spotlight isn't working for me. I'm on 10.9.2 if that matters. Say I'm in Chrome and want to open Word, for ...
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cal command - start monday

I was wondering - is there a way to make 'cal' (a terminal program) start the week on monday? Usually it can be done with the -m flag, but this does not have any effect on the Mac. AFAIK, for ...
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What determines whether 'Warranty' appears in About This Mac?

At the foot of the About This Mac window: some Macs show License Agreement some Macs show License and Warranty. What determines whether the word Warranty appears? (For someone whose late 2013 ...
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Location of “start at login” items?

I have quite a few apps (Glui, Wunderlist, Cobook) that startup at login (which I do not want them to). I do not have them among the user's login items and when I created a new test user, these apps ...
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How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?

The short question is: if I have an app (Chrome) that keeps on crashing on app start up, how do I reinstall the app totally so it will run again? (removing the app and download and reinstall won't ...
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The best OS X for late 2008 MacBook?

What's the latest supported OS X for the 1181 model? Also what is the best version (performance and speed wise) for the model?
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Can I return my MacBook Pro?

I just bought a new Mac from the Apple online store (six days ago) and it had a scratch on it when I got it. I would return it, but I needed my Mac for work, so I waited four days. And in the four ...
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Launching an app in a specific display in Mavericks

I have recently set up dual monitors on my mac mini and am happy with the set up. However applications such as the very useful Alfred or other applications automatically open up in the second display ...
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SSD vs Memory upgrade

I am starting to learn XCode, and having a MacBook Pro 2011 with 4Gb of DDR3 ram (Quad Core 2.0 Ghz), it is slow. Am considering of upgrading either my RAM or swapping the HDD for an SSD. Which ...
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Show hidden files when searching in finder

I can see hidden files in Finder but when I search it doesn't find hidden files. I have tried everything. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder I also change "File ...
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svn can't co source code

OS X 10.9 ➜ java svn --version svn, version 1.8.5 (r1542147) compiled Nov 27 2013, 08:16:39 on x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0 Copyright (C) 2013 The Apache Software Foundation. This software consists ...
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iTunes Helper still running even if it is off

I want to disable iTunes Helper. I have remove it from Settings > Users & Groups > Login Items, but it's still running after restart. Did I miss anything?
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Why am I warned about not properly ejecting a disc every time I open my computer?

For the past week, each time I open the computer in the morning, there is a notice saying I didn't properly eject the disc. I have not had any disc, camera, or any other appliance plugged into the ...
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Why is my Mac using so much memory?

When I got my Mac Mini with 4GB RAM I thought it would be enough, since on my Windows machines I never hit past 3GB – but I was wrong. So I ordered 16GB of RAM, but one of the sticks was bad, so I ...
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Backing up a disk image with Time Machine

I'm storing backup of my Gmail account in a disk image, to cut on number of files on the main HFS+ volume. This makes Time Machine ignore the existence of this volume, just because it's in a disk ...
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Some questions about Time Machine

I have two questions about Time Machine: Do I need an access to Time Capsule (or external hard drive) when I want to restore old version of file ? If I understood correctly if I have turn on Time ...
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Is there a program I can install to make title/header bars attach to the window?

I've been using Windows since the 80's. A month ago I got a Mac for a side project I'm working on. Despite my best efforts, I haven't gotten used to the fact that the menu bar of windows aren't ...
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Cron job keeps running, not in any crontabs

Some time ago I set up a cron job that would run a shell script to update my dynamic DNS. I've since done the proper Mac thing and switched over to launchd to handle that job and any other scheduled ...
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Is there an application like OneNote for Mac/iOS?

I'm looking for a notetaking app that is similar to Microsoft's OneNote. The main feature that I'm looking for is being able to tap/click anywhere on the document to add a text block, unlike most text ...
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Is there any way in Lion to have “Natural” scrolling for trackpad and “reverse” for mouse? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Macbook Pro with Lion: scrolling via trackpad vs. mouse In Lion is there any way to have "Natural" scrolling for trackpad and "reverse" for mouse? They seem tied ...
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mac become no sound when after mac sleep

Sometime, I close lid, and open again, The sound not available. When I restart my mac, The sound back. Is this a bug?
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I have BOX MS Office 2010 and run it on my Windows machine. Can I install it/migrate licence to OS X?

I do own BOX version of MS Office 2010. After switching to OS X is it possible to migrate my licence to the OS X version of Office or if not needed than to install it? Is it multi-platform or ...
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What's the menu area near the clock called?

What is the part of the menu bar called with the time machine, bluetooth, wifi, volume and battery icons called? (Near the clock) I wanted to search how to remove unused icons from it (like ...
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How do I get rid of this pop up when I try to select text?

I'm not sure if this is a macbook issue (My sister gave me a macbook with OS 10.9.1) or a google chrome issue. When I'm using Google Chrome and want to select text (either by tapping three times over ...
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Is it possible to identify who deleted my shared folder?

My Mac, in my workplace, can be accessed from other Mac systems (file sharing is enabled, and it has no password set). I've found out there are 2 folders were deleted (missing from my desktop). How ...
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Can Spotlight be configured to search ALL files on the hard drive (or is there a powerful alternative) - like Windows' Start Menu search can be?

On Windows - since Vista onwards - I'm used to an extremely powerfully configurable instant file/folder/setting search feature: namely its instant indexed Start Menu search. Having a powerful ...
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Synchronization: iMessages on Mac not iPad

How to turn off iMessages on iPad but turn on them on Mac? And If I turn it off on device, does sync happen after I turn it on? Situation: I have an iPad and Mac. I want to turn off iMessages on ...
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Video from Mac to Apple TV, audio to Airport Express

I want to output video from my rMBP to my Apple TV but send the audio to AirPort Express connected to my sound system. I have tried every way imaginable to accomplish this, and nothing seems to work. ...
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Shortcut key to special characters

I'm developer from Belgium, so I'm using an AZERTY keyboard, and for some reason Apple has a reduced AZERTY keyboard compared to the QWERTY keyboard, some special charters like {} & [] The {can ...
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How does Safari get updated on OS X?

How is Safari updated in OS X? I know this seems like a simple question, but I cant find any good documentation on it. I know of a software update tool that would prompt you for updates on windows, ...
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hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
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It is possible to create a login which doesn't need a password

I was thinking that assigning passwords to OS X accounts is mandatory and you had to set the account to auto-login to avoid having to enter it every time. But can I also define a user account which ...
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File tree list Mac Terminal

I am trying to create a .txt file that is the output of a certain function in the terminal. So my function is to create a list of all the files that i have inside the folder TEST so what i typed was: ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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How do I change user password on non-AD Windows Server from a Mac?

I have a Windows server (Win 2003) not using AD, just a simple local file server. My Mac clients can log in fine to the server using SMB in the Connect To Server window on the Mac, and they can ...
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How to open a binary .dat file created with python?

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.5. If there is a way to open this type of file please explain how and what software (if any) Ineed to download.
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Can't connect to a specific server via http or ftp on macbook/imac (ok on iPhone)

More often than not I can't connect to my clients server via web and ftp, it may occasionally work (once every couple of days) but then after a couple of page requests it stops responding - it's like ...