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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Migrating Local Folders from Thunderbird to Mail.app

I am moving from Thunderbird to Mac mail on my iMac running OSX. If I uninstall Thunderbird will the local folders I created in Thunderbird remain on my computer for importing later? I don't want to ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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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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What is causing a black screen while switching spaces on Mountain Lion?

On Lion I used to see the next space wallpaper while pressing Control + → to switch desktops. But on Mountain Lion I see a Black Screen until the transition is complete. Is it just me who is facing ...
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Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
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On what basis does the Finder update the file copy progression bar?

I want to know that the progression of the progress bar in OS X is based on which factors by the Finder? Time (passing or estimated) Number of files remaining Size of files remaining If possible, ...
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Driver/Kext Realtek 8191SE - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4

I want to develop for the iPhone and I have installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my laptop. However, I don't have any driver/kext for wireless with Realtek 8191SE that runs on this OS. I have tried to ...
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What sleep charting software exists for Mac OS X?

I'm looking for Mac software that will make it easier to generate a chart of my personal sleeping habits. I have a system improvised with Numbers '09, but it doesn't work very well. Is there any ...
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Macbook Pro vs. PC - Validation for VA Chap 31

I am in college studying software development and working towards my college degree thanks to the United States of America Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation program called Chapter 31. ...
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Is it normal to still see what's on the screen when it's fully dimmed?

I'm using an external monitor, so most of the time I've got the MacBook Air's internal screen dimmed to 0. But it doesn't switch off completely at 0 brightness as I can still see some graphical ...
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Forbidden error setting up a PHP app on Mac OS X 10.6

I have enabled Web Sharing in OS X 10.6 and now I can access http://localhost/~myuser from the browser. Now I have copied this PHP app to my ~/Sites/the_app folder, but when I want to access it in ...
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How to edit any text in chosen editor?

I'm looking for a small app that will let me move any selected text (ie in a text box or another app) into my chosen text editor (in this case Sublime Text 2), and when I save will move it back to ...
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Apache Mac WebSharing not working

I'm new to Mac and I'm trying to setup a simple webserver. I have configured apache, turned on websharing and turned off the firewall. I can connect to the ip address locally via a web browser but ...
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Is there a way to install Mountain Lion on a Mac Pro 1,1 2006?

The Mac Pro 1,1 2006 is not officially supported for OS X Mountain Lion, are there any work arounds to get it to work? Your Mac must be one of the following models: ... Mac Pro (Early ...
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Snow Leopard Tiles Overflow Finder window

I have somewhat recently noticed that when I have have the Finder mode set to Tiles, that the tiles are too wide for the window. For example, it shows 7 across (in a row), whereas that makes it to ...
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Clean up iTunes excess

Over the past years, I have removed plenty of songs from my iTunes library, but not deleted the files, and now my Music/iTunes folder is double the size of what iTunes reports as my library size. I ...
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OS X Command Line using Pacifist to downgrade Safari on a 10.7 System

I want to downgrade Safari by using a command line script. With a GUI I used the Pacific tool (http://coderwall.com/p/ndm-iw) in order to work around the OS 10.6 requirement. Right now I'm search ...
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How can I get my new mails? It is “disconnected”

I can't get Mail to fetch new emails. Even after quitting and restarting, I can't get new emails and the refresh button is disabled. I really don't know what to do. I am using Apple Mail 5.2 and Mac ...
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Java applets freezes browser [closed]

Java applets freezes every browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox). Java version: 1.6.0_33 Software: OS X 10.8.1 (12B19) "Native" Java applications (like Eclipse etc.) works fine.
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Accessing iCloud “Mobile Documents” on latest Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion? It used to be (for example, as documented here: How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion?) that you could access ...
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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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Help with kernel boot message

I recently turned on my iMac (White intel) to find it wouldn't boot. Running the boot in verbose mode I get the following message: Does anyone know what this means? Is it a hard disk error?
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Can I transmit audio from iPhone to Mac via a Bluetooth A2DP profile?

Is there any way to connect my iPhone 4 to my Mac Mini via Bluetooth so that I can play music on my iPhone and hear it on the speakers connected to my Mac? When I try to connect to my computer via my ...
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Select text in a Quick Look window?

Is there any possibility (default write, or something else) to copy text directly from a quick look window? It annoys me that i cannot select and copy text snippets directly from Quick Look. Thanks ...
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How to setup a Mac for kiosk mode video presentation?

My situation is: 2 iMacs (Lion), one displays a slide show and the other one a video. If a user comes to the iMac and wants to play the video again, he should be able to play the video with one click ...
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Does Time Machine fix ownership of files when restoring from another Mac?

My computer recently crashed with no backup of Time Machine. I'm having issues getting a clean install to install on my hard drive (it won't let me do a fresh install from my Boot USB disk). I am ...
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Will reinstalling Lion erase all my documents and applications?

I am planning to reinstall my operating system because it has many glitches. However, I am totally new to this and I would like to ask you what actually happens when you reinstall Lion? Do all your ...
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Delete all OS X accounts in terminal when selling laptop

I have an old macbook with some photos on it that I'm trying to sell. I want to keep the OS on there so that someone new can use it, but I have to wipe it through terminal because the screen is mostly ...
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Determine valid iMessage address on a Mac?

On my iPhone, I can try messaging someone by tapping on a contact entry or enter a phone number or email address. If the person has iMessage enabled, the text entry field will say "iMessage" instead ...
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How to make MacOS X ignore nice load when scaling CPU frequencies (“ignore_nice_load” on Linux)?

Is it possible to control/configure the CPU frequency governor on MacOS X? I would like it to ignore load/work from "niced" processes and not spin up the CPU frequency? On Linux this can be ...
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2010 MacBook Pro WiFi ignores DHCP answers only on a certain network

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with OS version 10.7.4 Recently, the wifi connection stopped working on my home network: it fails to get an IP address. Everything's fine if I assign an address, the other ...
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My iMac refuses to log me in

I'm not an idiot, caps lock is off, num lock is off, I am using the correct password. When I type in an incorrect password, the screen shakes as it's supposed to. When I type in the correct ...
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Best file system for an external hard drive sharing between OS X and Windows

I would like to buy an external hard drive that I'll use on Mac OS X and on Windows, but I don't know the best file system for it (reading and writing on the both system). I know I can used FAT32 ...
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X11 Forwarding with my Entire Screen

I am able to ssh to my Linux computer which is on the same network as my Mac. From the Linux machine, I can ssh to my Macbook. I am currently at work and I want to forward my Mac's display to the ...
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How can I use the “signature” function in Preview on Mac Mini with no camera? [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini with no attached camera. I would like to use the feature of Preview that allows you to insert a signature. This relies on taking an image of your signature using an ...
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What is the license on mac wallpapers?

As a user (not a developer), what are the license terms governing use of the included wallpapers on broadcast media, for example, a website? Could I, for example, use the mac wallpaper as a starting ...
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What advantages do Macs offer designers? [closed]

I'll try to make this not be an opinion or a preference question. I am previously a PC owner and I am looking for a new computer. A school of thought around Macs being better for designers than ...
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Scrubbing chapters and not losing stop points on audiobooks on iPod nano

Is there a way to scrub through a chapter on the 6th gen nano? I have only been able to scrub chapter to chapter which isn't useful when you become distracted and want to rewind 30 seconds. Is there ...
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Best low-end Mac for iPhone game development? [closed]

I am a freelancer who mostly works on developing websites and other video editing stuff. I want to move into iPhone app development, but I am unable to decide on which Mac I need to buy. I'm looking ...
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How can I disallow all network operations except for browser, mail?

I am on a rather low monthly limit with my mobile phone plan. When travelling, I usually write mails and browse the web on my Macbook Air via iPhone Personal Hotspot. However, I do know several ...
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Lightroom: I did save to catalog and i lost my changes, can i restore my changes?

Im using lightroom 3 on mac, not long ago i did save to catalog (i didnt know what does it do) and apparently i didnt select all the photos i have changed. I opened the saved file and i been asked if ...
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Where can I find software for the Mac Classic?

I just found a really great application: Mini vMac, a Mac Classic emulator (simple and one that actually works). Is there a place where I can find some actual software that was meant for the original ...
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Where can I find resources to learn about the internals of Mac OS X? [closed]

I want to dive into Mac OS X, but don't know any good sources to learn from. I found this book: Mac OS X Internals, but it's a bit old, and from the recessions it discusses the PowerPC, and not the ...
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My Mac keeps forgetting settings

My Mac seems to keep forgetting the following settings: I have to type my wireless password everyday (and checking "remember"). I couldn't permanently set a particular app to be the default opener ...
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Safari not working with notification center

I have a new macbook pro with mountain lion. I want to use the notification center for my Facebook/gmail, but when I'm logged into both facebook and gmail, I never get alerts.I have safari available ...
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What is a good program for timing activities?

I am looking for a program to time projects and activities, both computer- and real life-based, allowing me to tell him to start and stop timing this or that activity, in a very light, background, ...
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Icons on buttons changed

I was tweaking my new Mac (I'm new to OS X) and suddenly I noticed that the icons in lots of my apps changed. I've checked all the things I done (using OnyX) but can't find what I done to make my apps ...
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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 app used to make this kind of videos? (examples inside the post)

I'm wondering what is the app that used to make this kind of these videos/screen-casts with awesome 3d effect. I found these two videos which I guess both made using the same app. Analog: ...
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Mac keeps on asking for password to delete files

I have renamed my Mac username from root login. It was done successfully and I can see the new name of my home directory but certain folders in Mac HD have a red dot with a - symbol. I tried to ...