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 can I clone my Lion-pre-installed drive to a new smaller hard drive?

I got a new MBP with Lion installed (as detailed here: How can I install an SSD on my new Lion MBP w/out install disks?), and I want to clone the drive (including the Lion install partition) to my new ...
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iPhone 4 Restore

When I upgraded to the new iOS 5 last week, I noticed that iTunes made a backup before installing, and then did a "restore". I realized that a lot of events in my iCal were missing, and so I tried ...
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Remotely turn on screen sharing

I recently tried to turn on Internet Sharing for my mac mini, and accidently hit 'Remote Management' which turns off screen sharing! I have no peripherals - not even a display, but I do have a lot of ...
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PC shutoff during Migration Assistant transfer to Mac

My PC shut-off in the middle of transferring data to a MacBook using Migration Assistant. The MacBook still shows "transferring your information". How do I get my PC to pick up the MacBook again and ...
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Apple Configurator question

My Apple Configurator will auto close and leave me a message "Apple Configurator quit unexpectedly." when I launch this App. Anyone can help me fix this problem?
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Replace power supply on late 2005 G5

I recently bought an old G5 to use as a server. Whilst there the guy had another G5 that I bought for spares. The 'spares' G5 is a newer model with better GPU / CPU etc so I intend on swapping them ...
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Mac running like a snail after 15 minutes

After booting up my Mac (2011) it runs fine for the first 15 minutes then runs like a snail. My memory and CPU usage is fine and I have scanned for viruses countless of times an comes back with ...
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How to play .exe type video streamer on mac os

I have installed wine but the app but it doesn't seems to be working. It's a cn type of movie player, doesn't seems to stream output video. Any idea how to fix this?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut that I could use to set a task priority in Reminders.app on a Mac?

I know that if I want to create a new task in Reminders and I write something like: Buy milk tomorrow at 3:00pm Reminder.app understands by itself that the date and the time of execution of the ...
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Oldest laptop to have App Store

My sons have iBook G4 laptops and are wanting to upgrade to a Mac that has App Store and iTunes so they can manage their iPods. Can someone please tell me what is the oldest laptop to have those ...
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Enabling Scroll Bars In Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion scroll bars are turned off by default, and are only seen if actively scrolling. How do you enable them, so that they are seen all the time ?
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Xcode and installing GLEW for OpenGL

Right now, I am having trouble installing GLEW on my MacBook Pro (MAC OSX 10.6.8) for OpenGL projects. I have attempted to install GLEW multiple times so I do not get "no directory error", but ...
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Outlook 2011 crashing constantly (Mountain Lion)

I recently tried to send a video file that was too large via Outlook. Spinning wheel, then Outlook started crashing. Managed eventually to delete the email from my outbox, but Outlook now crashes ...
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What Information Is Gleaned From Conducting An Apple Hardware Test?

What information is gleaned from conducting an Apple Hardware Test ( or Apple Diagnostics for Macs purchased from June 2013), when trying to find out if something is wrong with my Mac ?
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Lion: Map Option + arrow to home/end

I am using the CLI version of Vim on Mac mini, with OS X Lion. I use Vim as my main code editor, and one thing that bother me is lack of Home and End keys for moving to the Start and End of lines, ...
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How does the Finder refresh in OS X Mountain Lion?

I just batch edited some pictures with Preview and changed the name of one file in the Preview window. Minutes later, Finder still didn't show the changed file sizes (not even when opening the Info ...
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I can't boot into single user mode

A while back I partitioned my hard drive into two equal parts. I completely forgot about it and then realized that I only had half of my original drive space available. I startup disk utility and ...
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How can I bind a multitouch gesture to open a file with a particular application?

I am running Mac OS X Lion. What I want is a way to open an HTML file with a particular application based on my action. For example, the default application is Safari, so it will always open in ...
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My iMovie trailer clip is too short.

Is there a way to make the clip longer? I thought of maybe looping it or duplicating it but I can't figure out how. The slow motion option won't work either. Do the presets in the movie trailers ...
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Applescript - Run Multiple Instances of an App in Mac OSX

I was hoping one of you kind folks could help me write a script that would open another instance of Transmission. From my online research, I took a stab at making my own and compiled the following ...
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SMB share only accessible with FQDN or IP address, netbiosname no longer resolves

We have several Macs in our office, ranging from 10.5.8 - 10.8.2. Until a few days ago all of the machines could access all of our file servers, running on Win 2007 server, using just the netbiosname ...
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Using Time Capsule to Access Internet

I have a 2008 Mac Pro and it has no wifi card in it. I have a time capsule. Can I connect the time capsule to my router via wifi and use an Ethernet cable from the time capsule to my Mac Pro to access ...
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How can I share media from phone to computer via bluetooth: video

My home internet connection is limited to 1mbs down which makes it very hard to watch videos on my computer. However my cellular connection is a very respectable 50mbs down, making videos on my phone ...
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Unhide desktop icons

I recently had tried to make some hidden desktop icons on my desktop following the instructions found here. I am on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I ended up somehow making every file a hidden file. The ...
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Can I control the sensitivity of the back gesture on the Magic Mouse?

So I stopped working from home last month and took my beloved Logitech to the office, which means I'm stuck with the horrendous Magic Mouse here at home now. Whenever I'm wanting to go back in ...
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Authentication required when moving files into library?

I was trying to add a view files into my Mac's Library & I can't move anything without the authentication popping up... I do not know the password so I was wondering if there was any way to get ...
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How to look at iPad's photo folder on a Mac?

If an iPad is connected to a PC, then in My Computer, there is a iPad device containing a folder with all photos and videos. But on a Mac with Lion, this won't happen... Finder doesn't show such ...
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Reading a Mac IICi and SE hard drive on another computer

I have a Macintosh IICi and SE hard drive. My understanding is both are SCSI. I know one of the two is a Quantum P40S (the one from the mac IICi) I also have a PowerMac G4 that works very nicely and ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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Is it possible to add other networked sources to the Apple Dictionary program?

The standard Apple Dictionary program in Lion provides access to Wikipedia. This appears to be a direct look-up (i.e., not to a cached local copy of Wikipedia). I'd like to add other sources that ...
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Macbook sometimes drops my wifi connection and can't reconnect for a few minutes

Every now and then my macbook will drop my home wifi connection and the network will not be visible in the list of available networks for a few minutes leaving me unable to reconnect. Eventually my ...
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Automator: Issue with nested folders

Can anybody explain how can I do this: Add to context menu in finder element nested folders which contains of : nested folders - template one - template two - template three and each ...
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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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Is there a way to delete something off your computer but not your itunes account?

Memory on my computer is running low. Is there a way to remove stuff from my iTunes account (like delete them from my computer) and still have them on my account (not delete them off my account) so ...
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What's a good place online to sell a used Mac? [closed]

Where can I buy or sell a used iMac online? EDIT: I have a 21.5" iMac (Core 2 Duo, late 2009) and a MacBook which is about two months old. I'd like to sell both and upgrade.
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How Can I install Java on mac [duplicate]

I want to install java plug-in in firefox . I read that installing java plug-in is not secure. EDIT1 : Can anyone please tell me why java installation is not secure, and should I install it or not. ...
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Can I send and receive iMessage on Mac without buying an iPhone?

I have an Apple ID. Macbook Air has iMessage installed. But I cannot figure why I cannot send and receive iMessage to friends. I can only receive messages from myself. Can you explain how iMessage ...
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Why is the audio volume level at 0 every time I start my Mac?

I don't know if this is a bug or a feature in Mac OS X 10.7. Every time I (re)start my Mac the volume of my audio device is set to zero and doesn't remember the last level I set. I think this started ...
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Customizing Pages' outline using paragraph styles

My document in Pages 4.2 for Mac has custom paragraph styles for a couple of levels of headings. I'd like to get a bird's eye view of my document that shows only those headings, not the paragraphs in ...
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How to ensure that Mac in network always remains connected to local Mac?

I have a Mac on my LAN which we use it as server. From other Macs, we have to always connect it via Go -> Connect To Server. Is there a way by which I can have my Mac server always visible rather ...
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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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What's the most recent Mac that will run Leopard?

We have edit bays (13) and use Mac Pro 2.1's and Mac Pro 4.1's both dual Xenon quad core. When a computer dies, we usually look for the same motherboard which are getting harder to find over time. ...
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Why does my mac drop connection to my network regularly

I have had my macbook air for almost a year with no problems however over the last couple of weeks it keeps dropping its connection to my network on a regular basis. The only way to fix it is for me ...
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Mac stops responding temporarily

My iMac stops responding and if I click in any program the wait-wheel appears, most animations ( web pages animations,apps and others) stop, but after a few seconds it starts working again,... after a ...
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Unable to install Internet Explorer on MAC OS X 10.7.4

I have a mac mini containing MAC OS X 10.7.4 I must need to go through some sites / links which are strictly allowed only for InternetExplorer, So that i installed ie on my mac, while open ie ...
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text diff for mac OS

I see someone has already asked a similar questions, Diff application with posibility to input text manually but got no answer. I'm looking for a software that compares diff between 2 text block ...
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Transfer iPhone contacts to iCloud or Mac

I just got involved into a new project at work, and I added all my colleagues to my iPhone contacts. In the middle of the process I got the idea it would be better to add the contacts to my iCloud. ...
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Remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I am running Windows 7 in a virtual machine. Now all of its applications are available via the Open With (or even as the default for some) on the Mac. I don't want them there. I've remapped the ones ...
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Picasa Mac: timeline or chronological view?

In Windows Live Photo Gallery, there's a timeline view (see below) that shows all the Months/Days that any photos in my collection were taken. I found this very convenient. Is there something similar ...
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Mac Book Pro - View movie while keyboard disabled?

I have a toddler that wants to push all the keys while watching a video or movie. Can I disable the keyboard while he is watching it? OR Is there a hard snap on cover that can go over the keyboard and ...