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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Random latency ping spikes

So I have been having serious problems with lag(connection ping spikes) on my computer. I am using Mac Pro (Mid 2010), and I used the “sudo ping -i .2 192.168.0.1” command in terminal to monitor my ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed

In university I normally SSH into the computer sciences server. However today I keep getting the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host. SSHing with -v flags ...
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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Photoshop CC 2014 can't move window

I have a MAC system 10.9.5 with Photoshop CC 2014, in which I have a plugin to apply some color to the file I'm editing. I'm using 2 screens, the MAC one and Cintiq 24HD touch. When I'm working with ...
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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple I want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my MacBook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?
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Macbook Pro 2015 is turning off Wi-Fi every 30 seconds

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 13 inch. When I play games such as "League of Legends" or "Dota 2", it turns off the Wi-Fi for 30 seconds and then turns it back on. This only happens to me when I play these ...
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Selling old MacBook. Best way to clear HDD?

I'm selling my current MacBook (2011 MPB). Since purchase I have had FileVault enabled (Mac OS X Snow Leopard), thus making me think that I can merely clear the data and not worry about having to ...
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Bootcamp: Windows can't install

This evening I decided to Boot Camp my laptop. I had done it before, a few years ago, but quite recently my laptop got an SSD instead of it's former hard drive, so I had to Boot Camp it again. Since ...
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Com.apple.finder.plist is missing and isn't being made automatically

My com.apple.finder.plist file is missing. I've looked in Library/Preferences and it isn't there, I already have hidden files and folders made visible, etc. Whenever I restart my computer (by going ...
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Remote Access from Windows to Mac

I am interested in using Xcode, but don't currently own a Mac and my dad owns many, but lives far away. What is the best way of remotely accessing his newest Mac running OSX 10.11 so that I can use it ...
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Seagate External HD (GoFlex) Crashes Macs

Situation: My most important external Hard drive is crashing my computers. It had my time machine backups and random files stored. I've tried it on my iMac and Macbook Pro. It may be worth noting I ...
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Disable full screen system wide on OS X 10.9.5

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.5. Having Full Screen at the right end of the each window. How can i disable it? I have tried th below workarounds to fix this but nothing worked out. I listed one of the ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that ...
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Macbook Pro - when I type 0 (zero) volume icon pops up

Every time I type 0 (zero) volume icon pops up. Is there a way to fix this? I am using OS X 10.11.1.
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iMac FaceTime HD camera shows no image/black image

There's an iMac whose FaceTime HD camera isn't displaying video images in applications like FaceTime, Photo Booth, or QuickTime video recorder. OS X El Cap shows that the camera is attached and ...
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3 finger swipe gesture while on guest user account

Firstly, I have the latest OS X installed (10.11.2) and when I log in to the Mac with my administration account everything regarding the trackpad gestures works smoothly. What impresses me is that ...
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There was an error connecting to Apple ID server

I am trying to login to iTunes App Store or the Mac App store on my Mac but it gives me the error every time "There was an error connecting to Apple ID server". Till now I have : Removed all the ...
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Help registering iMovie

I just transferred iMovie '08 from an older Mac to a fully updated newer one. Unfortunately, I am not the one that purchased it, so it isn't in my App purchases. Now I have a problem - or two. I ...
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How to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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Where is my .bashrc file in a dd image?

I created an "emergency" image of my entire HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd. I spent a lot of time fine tuning my .bashrc and .profile files, but I cannot find ...
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Serious problem with Time Machine (external HDD)

My Mac Mini (late-2012) got repaired by Apple, and the hard drive was reseted. Now I want to restore the Mac Mini from my Time Machine Backup (on an external 1TB HDD), but it doesn't appear in the ...
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Is there any Mac software to handle archives (zip, rar, 7z, tar, etc.) that allows browsing?

I am looking for a software to handle archives on OS X. I know there are many of them quite easy to find, but none seems to have the most basic feature that most Windows archive applications have: ...
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Converting publisher files for use on Mac

I have Microsoft publisher files on a windows computer. I recently purchased a macbook air, and would like to move these files to my new computer. How do I do that?
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Software to backup recently modified files in few directories

I used to use this software which used to pick recently modified files from a configurable set of directories and back it up (into another synced folder inside Dropbox). The purpose is to recover ...
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“A Bluetooth audio error occurred”

I'm getting this popping up on my Mac multiple times a day: I have an Apple keyboard attached via Bluetooth, and nothing else. It doesn't say anything else is connected either, just this alert pops ...
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How to sync photos from OS X iPhoto Library to Synology DS215j?

Can someone tell me how can I sync my photos which are in a iPhoto Library on my Mac to my DiskStation. I don't want sync the Library file, I want to sync each picture to the DiskStation. On a Windows ...
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What does a 2012 Mac Mini need for microphone input?

I need a simply jack Mic unamplified physically connected to my Mac Mini (late 2012 model) through Audio-IN and it doesn't work. I also tried the original iPhone's headphones to no avail and I wonder ...
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Connect iPhone to Mac Without Charging

I am developing iOS apps and I hate, that always when I connect my iPhone to my Mac to install and test an app, the iPhone gets charged. Is there any possibility to connect my iPhone to my Mac without ...
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Bootcamp on SSD optical drive bay

How can I install Windows on my SSD located in the optical drive bay? Other than opening my MacBook Pro and switching drives physically and then reswitching them?
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Lync sends clipped text

I use Lync in Mac OS El Capitan. I installed Lync 14.2.1. When I send some text to somebody, he gets this text as clipped. tail of chars are clipped. it is impossible to read "y" or "g". because they ...
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Restoring trackpad to original

I messed up with my trackpad settings. I am also using bettertouchtool. The problem is three finger drag has completely stopped working. None of trackpad settings in system preferences or options ...
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Is running Linux through a VM as fast as running it natively on MacBook?

I am trying to decide whether I should run Linux natively or through a VM on MacBook 7,2? How much performance difference would I observe? Is it worth installing Linux natively or is running it ...
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I would like to delete some photos from my phone camera roll, that i have imported to my Mac, will they stay on my Mac?

I recently imported all my photos from my iPhone to my Mac. Now they are on both devices. I would like to delete some of them from my phone camera roll, but i want them to stay on my Mac. Will the ...
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Trackpad gesture to select text

Ok, it should be very easy one to figure out but I can't do it, so I'm asking experts. I want to know which one is accurate trackpad gesture for selecting text. Is it "three finger swipe right" or ...
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xxd not found in Recovery Mode, Mac OS X 10+

In Recovery Mode, I was trying to access my password hashes, except bash 3.2 returned command not found for xxd. Any help would be appreciated.
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Keyboard and mouse not working beyond login screen

This is quite weird but this i happening to my Early 2015 Macbook Air with OS X El Capitan. I was using it and it was working entirely fine. After that, I switched it off and when I switched it on ...
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Xcode doesn't start

I recently downloaded Xcode directly from apple.com (I didn't use the App Store). Now I try to open it, but it just says "Checking Xcode", it loads until the progress bar reaches 100% and then it does ...
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...
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Installing Windows on External HD. Other guides to difficult for me

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" mid 2014 model. I have 256 GB Disk Space and want to install Windows mainly for gaming but other programs as well but I do not have enough space for my needs. My ...
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Can I turn off “Sign in to download from the App Store”

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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Can I watch 3D movies on my Mac?

Can I watch 3D movies on my Mac? If not, can I just watch them normally in 2D (not having 2 pictures side by side).
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How to clear the cache or do a hard refresh in Safari?

I am used to doing this in Windows with FireFox or IE by pressing Ctrl + F5. Is there a way to do this for Safari on a Mac?
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How to set Title in Contacts but not display it?

Is there a way to set the 'Title' field in Contacts, but to not display it? i.e., in Mail I want to see "John Doe", but have the contact card display "Captain John Doe". Can I do this?
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Apple Music play count not syncing between iPhone and iTunes

I'm running Apple Music on my mac and iPhone. I have an album in My Music, so the plays should be syncing, but the play count is not being effected by music played on my phone. Is there any trip to ...
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Browsers opens only https sites

I have OS X Mavericks on my Mac and 3 browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome). When I try to open any site I see only "connecting..", but when I try https sites it works fine! Ping and traceroute shows ...
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access crashed mac hard drive through USB connected to PC

i pulled the hard drive out of the mac and connected it via USB to my PC. I have downloaded and tried to view the disc using MacDrive10 and HFSExplorer. neither of them show that the disk is even ...
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Key Q–O (QWERTYUIO) isn't working

Suddenly, some of the keys (Q to O) isn't working. I don't have any idea what wrong I have done. Only Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, O aren't working. All others keys working fine. Anyone have any idea how ...
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Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark?

How do I start up a Mac when all it shows is a Folder with a Question Mark, even with a DVD in the drive? Image courtesy of Loïc Wolff
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Keyboard shortcut (App Shortcut) taken? Cannot use “^Z”

When I try to add a Shortcut like this System Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts->App Shortcuts->+->Some title-> I cannot use ^Z as Keyboard Shortcut. It is automatically replaced by Shift ...