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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Terminal returns not found for most commands Mac OSX

I'm really new to Mac OSX and UNIX based systems. I wanted to run a few Windows games on my Mac Mini so I started installing Wine and MacPorts. Having done so, I typed in sudo port install wine and ...
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The Command to enter login items is not working in 10.8

I am entering the login item from the terminal but, this command is not working for me: defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/loginwindow AutoLaunchedApplicationDictionary -array-add ...
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Looking for a tool for creating or editing file and folder bookmarks (finder aliases)

I created a bookmark / Alias (via finder) for an smb share after mounting it. That's quite fine and working for me at it's best. It automatically mounts the smb store when acessing the alias and I can ...
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How can I access my iCloud files on my Mac?

When I save a file that I've written in TextEdit, it saves to iCloud by default. If I close the file, and close TextEdit, the only way for me to find that file is by searching it in Spotlight and ...
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Apple Reverse SSH Tunnelling Issue

I've been trying to setup reverse SSH tunnelling from outside my network to home but I've beet getting no-where. My setup is all Apple: two Macs behind an Airport Extreme, one at x.x.x.20 listening on ...
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Can't remote into Mac mini

I have a MacBook Pro and a Mac mini, both running Mountain Lion. This problem, however, started when I had Lion. I can remote in to my MacBook Pro just fine from my iPhone and iPad. But I can't remote ...
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How to change some information in a shell prompt.

I opened my terminal and saw a shell prompt. Last login: Fri Feb 15 15:28:16 on ttys000 john:~ voloda2$ How do I change john to alex?
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Why is my G5 running so slow and hot?

We have an early 2005 Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI). This tower has been having a lot of problems: freezing randomly, runs hot and slow, fans race intermittently, CDs/DVDs don't always load, won't ...
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Need help to install mac os x [closed]

I have hp mini 210-2080nr booted windows 8 i have retail os x 10.6.3 copy please help to install it.I want to install it using only windows.
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Can not run ack after installing it using MacPorts

After installing p5-app-ack using Macports I can see it is installed correctly. I can not run it however. I get ack: command not found. and which ack displays nothing. How can I see where port ...
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Why is lsof on OS X so ridiculously slow?

I can't figure out why lsof on my Mac (10.8.2, MacBook Pro) is so slow. On my Mac, lsof takes more than a minute: $ touch /tmp/testfile $ time lsof /tmp/testfile real 1m16.483s user 0m0.029s ...
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What is disabling internet sharing on my macbook?

I bought my computer from my school, where they had multiple locks and disabled functions. When I bought it they were suppose to delete all these locks, but I guess they didn't – now I am unable to ...
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Creating partition for Diskwarrior

I am fixing my friend's '07 MacBook Pro. The superdrive keeps spitting out discs and the harddrive is corrupt. I want to run Disk Warrior 4.4 but can't because of the Superdrive problem. The ...
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How can I find exactly what files are included in my last Time Machine backup?

I find that my Time Machine backup never passes an hour without backing up files, even if I haven't used the Mac. I've excluded .Trash and Downloads under my user folder. A typical hourly backup is ...
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How to install Writer2LaTeX in command line

This is the app I want to install, in ubuntu it was done automatically, but somehow in Mac it seems that I have to install manually. Writer2LaTeX http://writer2latex.sourceforge.net/ In the ...
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Who first wrote the kernel for Mac OS X based operating systems?

Was it Steve Jobs? I mean not the idea, but who actually made it happen through the physical work itself? Was it a single individual who wrote the bootstrapping software, kernel, graphics, all other ...
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Max OS X: White saturation is terrible

i have a Problem. Here's my story: I bought a new LCD-Monitor: Acer S235HLBbmii. I had Windows 8 till today. The colors with windows (and this monitor) were very good. All tests on this website are ...
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What is the highest resolution I can use with OS X 10.7.5 and DELL 30inch monitor?

What is the highest resolution I can use with OS X 10.7.5 and DELL 30inch monitor?
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Mac OS X app for measuring time spent in apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an app that allows me to monitor time spent using an application? Is there app which will tell me that for example, today I spent 30 minutes in Safari, 1 hour ...
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Improved Terminal autocomplete funcionality (similar to Matlab's)

If any of you ever used Matlab, you might have noticed the command window functionality in that program. I wonder if it is possible to enable the same functionality in Mac Terminal. It works like ...
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How do you get a program to load earlier when you log in to Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on a late 2011 MBP. I use a Logitech mouse with it, and rely on the Logitech Control Center software to configure the mouse speed/acceleration (I prefer it over the ...
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Most efficient way to get all files in a directory

I have a million+ files spread across four fiber-connected arrays. I need to get the path, filesize, and last_modified date to insert into a mysql database. What would be the best way to do this? ...
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How to connect to a VPN with PPTP that uses CHAP and MS-CHAP?

My employer recently changed our VPN that we use while working remote and sent some new instructions for setting up our windows machines to connect to it. Following the instructions, I basically just ...
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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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Applescript to automate drop-down selection in Mozilla Firefox

I'm trying to automate the selection of a value from a drop-down box in Mozilla using an applescript. What I want it to do is to tab to the drop-down box and enter down twice to select the third item ...
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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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One of three monitors does not start after upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion

I've just updated to OS X 10.8.2 (earlier 10.7.5) on my Mac Pro. And I have 3 monitors - DVI, DisplayPort (primary), DVI; attached to 6850. Everything works fine, but every time I start the computer, ...
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Looking for iCloud note-taking app

I am looking for a note taking app with white text on a black background that works with iCloud. Apps for Mac and/or iOS will work. Any recommendation?
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How can I control a Mac through TS-Gateway?

I have a new Mac at the office. We have a pretty closed off firewall here but we allow people to work remotely through a TS-Gateway using RDP. For a client I use iTap as it supports the gateway very ...
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Show all services on right click

Whenever you have more than 4 services, they are put in a dropdown option "Services" on right click instead of just being added to the right click menu itself. Is this an option somewhere that can be ...
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How can I stop OS X from switching Spaces when the mouse cursor is at the edge of the screen?

Mac OS X Spaces change when I hold the mouse at the edge of the screen. Is there an application or 'defaults' command to disable this? Warp looks like it might help, but hasn't changed the behavior ...
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What terminal command or program can list an SSD's Power On Hours?

I'm looking to script using the unix shell the retrieval of SSD (and HDD) data that disk utility shows in the information window. I'm immediately interested in the Power On Hours and Power Cycle, ...
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How can I copy a file from a CD when Finder reports error code -36?

I have a CD. I copied the whole CD to another location - except for one file. When trying to copy that particular file, I get following error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some ...
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Website won't open even after deleting SelfControl [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable Self Control application? So I deleted SelfControl and when the website still didn't work I did the little terminal command things like killall ...
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Will an US purchased Mac receive Warranty coverage while in Brazil?

I bought a macbook pro and I'll have to work on a project in Brazil for over 7 months and I would like to know what is going to happen if any problems happens to my mac... I've checked and brazil ...
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Access applications and their folders from terminal

I have a folder that I want to init with git, but to do that I have to 'navigate' to that folder using cd. The problem is when I write cd Applications, that folder is empty and I cannot go into ...
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Increase Screenshot Size (Resolution)?

I sometimes use the screenshot feature copied to clipboard to paste it quickly when I need it. I usually use that in Mail, however I always realize that the picture sent is really small in size ...
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How do I upgrade a mac mini from OSX 10.4.11 to 10.6.8

I have an old 2007 mac mini that I am using as a media/music hub, and I'd like to be able to sync it with my iphone. But to do that I need to upgrade its old itunes (v8), but to do that I need to ...
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Problems syncing purchased music from iPad to Mac iTunes

I have purchased music on the iPad but it does not appear in the "bought" section on my Mac's iTunes. It doesn't make any sense! Everything is fully updated (except for my Mac's OS which is OS X ...
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how to evaluate if external display is present [closed]

I tried this over on Apple's Developer forum, but no takers. Wonder if anyone here can help me. I need my code to evaluate whether an external display is connected via a mini-display port. I'm ...
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How do I access a mobile mailserver on a mac as opposed to a web mailserver?

I have an iPad on which I can access my email through a mobile mail server. It all works fine. But when trying to access my mail through my mac there is a security problem of some sort that won't ...
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Does iTunes remember what I listened to and when?

iTunes has a field named "Last Played" that tells me when I last played a track; is there any way of finding out all the songs I listened to on a particular date? I'm using iTunes 11 under OS X ...
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Apple wireless keyboard it's always turned off at startup

My wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard has been acting up recently. While I use the computer it works just fine but every time I boot up the computer after it has been shut down the keyboard, which is ...
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Can't save files in my own directory due to insane permission error

I was working on my mac and saved a file. Continued to work on the file. One hour later, when I tried to save that file, I saw the message "The document could not be saved. You don't have permission". ...
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View in Mac App Store button does nothing

The "View in Mac App Store" button used to work in Chrome though, I think I turned it off by mistake though, I'm not sure. The button I'm referring to is under each app's icon and looks like so: ...
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Odd text before “:” in Terminal

In Terminal.app I have a text prompt like the following rover-205-89:Documents username$ What is the "rover-205-89"? I thought it was my computer name but I looked under System Preferences > ...
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Linux 'Byobu' equivelant for mac

So at home ive been a linux user for a while, and frequently use byobu in the terminal. After a little searching I was unable to find anything like it for a mac, which I now have to use at work. I'm ...
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My iMac suddenly crashed when I turned off my Bluetooth headset. Why?

My iMac running OSX 10.8.2 suddenly turned itself off. It was a hard reset. It said that an error had occurred. Basically the equivalent of a Windows 'blue screen.' It happened when I turned off my ...
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How to pinpoint cause of disk I/O errors

I am getting (seemingly random) disk I/O errors on my bootdrive. At first I thought it was caused by a faulty hard drive, but now I've replaced it and I still get those errors. These are the steps I ...
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Mirror iPad 2 screen on Mac

I would like to know if there is a possibility to display the iPad 2 screen on my Mac? You know, silmilar to the Steve Jobs presentations. Thank you for your help.