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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Did Apple drop the keyword 'Server' from the Mac Mini category?

With the new line up of Mac Minis we can have up to 16 GB of RAM, and 3.0 GHz CPU, and therefore they can act as a server. But why did Apple just drop the 'Server' keyword from the Mac Mini category?
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Make dock appear on both screens at the same time

I have an external screen connected to my mac. I have my Dock configured to be always displayed (not hiding it below the screen) How do I make the Dock appear on both screens at the same time?
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Associated applications won't change all in 'get info' finder window

I have two versions of Photoshop running on my mac. By default it opens .psd and .jpg files with one (the older version). I want to change that and know I have to change this in the get info box from ...
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How do I find what my DPI setting is in OS X?

I don't have a retina display, and display settings doesn't show any relevant info. How can I see what my DPI in OS X is?
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Mac Pro 2008 will not boot and no video out

I have a friend with a mac pro 2008 model - which is failing to boot. Windows 7 was the predominantly used OS on it, and she hardly ever booted into OSX Snow Leopard. She did change the graphics ...
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Mac Terminal view is Screen Sharing is Enabled

Is there a way to use Terminal to check to see if Screen Sharing/Remote Desktop is enabled? Or is there a file which will have a YES/NO of it? The one catch; it must work without sudo or admin ...
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How can I run a script or app as sudo with a click?

I have a certain program that doesn't work right unless I run it as sudo. I don't mind having to type in my password, but I'd like to get out of the whole process of opening command line and typing ...
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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Trying to make a portable Mac Pro.

Is there a third party way to use a Mac Pro as the "computer" and a laptop as the Screen, mouse, keyboard, speaker, ext?
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resolv.conf search domain not working on OS X

I use network setup to modify my search domains which works fine so far, but it only does it per device. Once I VPN somewhere, it no longer uses those changes. Is there a way to set the search domains ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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My Mac keeps playing a sound every now and then

After I updated to OS X Yosemite, I have noticed that I keep hearing a sort of 'chime' sound every now and then, randomly. I don't know what it is, and it seems to happen often when I'm watching ...
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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Remove VIP mail box from sidebar in Mac Mail

I accidentally set one of my contacts to be a VIP in Mac Mail, it then added this folder in the image below into the sidebar, when i removed the VIP status of that contact the VIP folder still ...
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Newbie question on getting back hard drive space

I'm relatively new to Macs (PC guy) and my MacBook Air (1.8 GHz I5) running 10.9.1 OSX is reporting that the Startup disk is full. I'm trying to figure out what is taking up the room and how to clean ...
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Yosemite Problems - Mac OS X Base System

I am trying to clean install Yosemite, not using a bootable usb. Instead, I want to upgrade to Yosemite from Mavericks, then erase my Macintosh HD (I will leave my bootcamp) from recovery mode then ...
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Question about Mail. How to limit amount stored locally. Where is mail stored?

I'm new to Macs and have a question about my MacBook Air OSX 10.9.1 and mail. I'm getting a "Startup disk full" message* and one thing I highly suspect is the mail. Even if it's not the culprit, I'm ...
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MAC DualBoot Kali Linux [duplicate]

My MAC: MacBook Pro(13-Inch, Mid 2012) My OS: MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10 How can i DualBoot, or boot from USB: Kali Linux?
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How do I prevent keyboard shortcuts being synced from my iPhone to my Mac?

I use some keyboard shortcuts on my iPhone. This helps a lot, e.g. when typing gn which is replaced by Good night!. These shortcuts are synchronised to my Mac via iCloud. On my Mac I use TextExpander ...
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MacBook Pro Retina problems Wifi connection

i recently bought a power Mac but it recognizes my dedicated wifi but when I got to open a window no connection. And that's when it connects on wifi after many attempts. My iPhone and iPad are ...
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Unable to boot into ElementaryOS on MacBook after PRAM reset

I installed ElementaryOS on a separate partition of my HDD. Not sure what happened but the audio in OSX stopped working after the installation. After trying everything else, I found resetting the ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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Would the new HandOff app in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite work on iOS 7?

First of all, I have an iPhone 4, meaning I can't upgrade anymore to iOS 8. I would really like to use the "Handoff" and I have a mac (Mid-2011). It can upgrade to Yosemite the new OS X. Can my Mac ...
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How can I mirror one Mac's screen to another?

Here's the situation: I have a MacBook Air that I'd like to mirror the display (and audio) of to a Mac Mini, via WiFi. It is completely possible to mirror the MacBook Air to an Apple TV (using ...
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Deleting formula sources without destroying formula output, using Numbers for Mac

I would like to delete the source column for a formula in Numbers 3.2.2, without destroying values in the formula's output column. Specifically, I have a column of "Last, First" names, which I parse ...
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Trying to encrypt external HD . GPT scheme required . Do not want to erase data

Hey so i'm trying to encrypt my external hard drive (Seagate) and I right clicked on it and selected Encrypt [name] from the menu. Made my password but could not move forward because I got the error ...
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Unforward another email account from iCloud

I have another email account forwarded to ICloud and now I want to remove the account and discontinue forwarding the emails. I went into Preferences, but the Remove From Server option was grayed. ...
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Cannot find users on login screen - only guest login available

I am using OS X Mavericks and when I boot the machine I only see the guest login. When I log in as a guest everything functions correctly but I can't access my files.. I ran OSX utilities and all my ...
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Mac App Store Won't Open on Macbook Pro

For the past few weeks my Mac App Store hasn't been loading correctly. Occasionally it does, but i'd say this has only been once or twice in the last month. Here's a link of what it looks like: ...
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Apple Script - FIND files containing… in prefix, in ALL SUBFOLDERS, COPY

I'm looking for an Apple Script that will: REFERENCE a list of names in a column on an Excel sheet (not complete file names). SEARCH a specified folder, including subfolders FIND file names that ...
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Stop MacBook Pro from disconnecting network while downloading larger files

I am using a Gigabit Ethernet adapter (Apple) to connect to my network. While downloading larger files the MacBook Pro blanks the screen and disconnects the network even though it is active doing the ...
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What Apple ID should I use for my work computer?

I have a Mac for my work computer (that is company property). Should I use my personal Apple ID, create an Apple ID with my work email, or ask for a corporate wide Apple ID (if that's possible). ...
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Mac cannot delete file

The item “image212_tmp1987326278” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. I don't know how that file appeared on my desktop but as I try to delete it I get the above error. Does not ...
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Can I just copy an application from a MAC and paste it to another MAC?

As the title suggest, can I just copy and paste an application to my new MAC instead of downloading them all over again? Or is there another way to do this?
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How to restore OS X to out of box / factory experience prior to reselling?

I'm ready to resell my Mac, and I'd like to prepare it for the new user, giving them factory-like out of box experience. Even better, I'd like the system to be fully updated, yet come up with no user ...
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Unpacking .bundle files via terminal

There's a known method for unpacking .bundle by going to Show Package Contents, but what if that option is unavailable? There is a solution that works for .pkg files by using the pkgutil --expand ...
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10.9.5 mac pro - cannot ssh out

I cannot ssh to any server. ssh -vvv joe@ip OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/joe/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config ...
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How to import from OneNote on Windows to the Mac edition of OneNote?

I have been working on Windows 7 with Microsoft OneNote 2010. I have a huge amount of work store in OneNote. I need to open those notebooks in OneNote running on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, which has been ...
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What is the OS X equivalent to the free command to show buffer and cache memory?

The free command displays the buffer and cache memory on Linux. What is the command to show the equivalent information for an OS X machine?
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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What do I need to read/recover data from the hard drive of an Apple II CX?

My father bought an Apple Macintosh II CX in 1990 and it survived until 2010, when the main harddrive broke down and despite trying multiple times, booting from floppy disks failed for an unknown ...
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How can I change the text on the shutdown window?

When you press the power button on a mac laptop, a window is shown that reads "Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?" An image of the power symbol is shown next to this text and at the ...
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How can I measure, that how much data of internet I used on MAC for a certain period of time?

I'm using Mac Book Pro. For internet I use modem. My question, Is there any way to find out how many data (in GB) I have already used for a certain period of time (in 30 days). Or It will count the ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...
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How do I remove purchased GarageBand content?

I recently purchased GarageBand's additional content (the $4.99 for everything one) specifically to acquire the drummers. Now I've got around 10GB of unused content eating up a significant portion of ...
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Which application is this icon? it looks like a paw

Which application is this? I tried using Google image search to identify this application but was not able to.
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Is there a way to make Windows-style SMB share paths launch correctly?

We have a mixed Windows/Mac network, with Windows fileservers, and an Exchange/Outlook mailsystem. The Windows users send out emails with links to the shared files that look like: ...
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OSX 10.9.5 upgrade causes apache/php downgrade

Today I installed the OXS 10.9.5 upgrade and it appears to have downgraded my Apache and PHP version. Is there an easy way to reverse this unwanted downgrade? Or do I have to reinstall apache via ...
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Is it possible to access a USB Hard Drive connected to a Time Capsule Remotely (not on the same local network)

Is it possible to access a USB Hard Drive connected to a Time Capsule remotely (not on the same local network)? Can I take my Mac Laptop somewhere, and access data on an external USB Drive connected ...
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I can't write to my flash drive, and it is already in the MS-DOS (FAT) Format. Why?

This is my first question on this website. I am using a Mac Air, and I have a flash drive in which I can read from. I am able to copy files from this onto my Desktop, or anywhere on my computer for ...