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 to force OSX to refresh the Text Replace -list after losing it? (still on iOS safe&sound)

I use a lot of text replace on iOS + OSX, but today I woke up and my OSX El Capitan has lost it's text replace list. I have about 40 different text replaces there (long urls, bankaccount numbers, ...
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Mac OS X Speech Won't Work

Let's say i'm reading a book online. I wouldn't want to read i would use the Speech Feature by Apple. I open Safari, read a book, I select all using CMD+A and i right click and start the speech. I ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...
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Why are (Pages for Mac) templates, in the Library folder different than what's available in Pages?

Mac's Page's templates seem to be stored in: Library>Application Support>iWork>Pages>Templates>My Templates However, when I use Pages and wish to choose a template, what's available is different ...
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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.
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How to insert new line on return key press in iMessage on Mac OSX

Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage on Mac OSX to set the return key to go to the next line instead of sending the message?
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Can't delete a partition on my HDD

I have created a new partition to install a new OS. Now, I would like to delete the old partition on my hard drive. Delete button is inactive. Screenshots: What I'm doing wrong?
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How to downgrade to mac OS X Lion

I'm pretty new to mac environment. Recently my mac mini is updated to OS X El Capitan from OS X Lion, due to which some of my software are incompatible. Hence, I'd like to downgrade to OS X Lion (10....
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How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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Cannot switch FaceTime call to iPhone after initiating it on my Mac

I initiated a call on my MacbookPro (running OS X Yosemite), but I cannot transfer it to my iPhone while it's in progress, as advertised on the Continuity feature. The Apple Support article says: ...
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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VeraCrypt and MacBook Pro 2015 Retina whole disk encryption?

I use whole disk encryption on my MacBook 15" 2015 with BootCamp. When I restart Windows for test encryption it comes only black screen when try to boot Windows. After that, need then restore to old ...
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Risks of publishing the computer serial number on the Internet

I'm searching used Macs to buy in eBay. Some of the offered items show the computer's serial numbers in screenshots and/or plain text. Reading the Q&A Where to find factory list in apple serial ...
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Run shell and type output

I am using iTerm2. I would like to have a keyboard shortcut which runs a command and types the output at the current cursor. Example: I have a function branchName which returns/prints the current ...
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Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file?

Whenever I reinstall my Mac OS and/or buy a new Mac, I have to configure manually almost all the options of mouse, dock, etc. I'd like to know if Mac OS or some software can provide some way to save ...
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MacBook Pro: No hardware installed

I recently asked the following question: Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed The answer made my Wi-Fi work for a day before the same error occurred, now it is permanent. I don't think it is an ...
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What is this square icon and square + triangle icon in Mac OS X bar?

From left, second one(to the right to Evernote) As well as the fourth one.
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Apple ID for enterprise use - Mac's and iOS devices

We found ourselves in a situation where a company supplied iPhone got linked to an employee's personal Apple ID account, and the phone is now useless to us, as the employee was terminated. Is there ...
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Apple's typical device refresh optimal for new college students? [closed]

Long-story-short: When does apple typically update their hardware? As a prospective college student, I'd want to get new devices before college begins, but I'd also prefer to have the most up-to-...
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How to create a new partition on FileVault disk on MacOS

I have a 500GB disk on MacOS encrypted with FileVault 2. I have successfully resized the disk to 250GB. Now I want to create another partition to install another MacOS on the 250GB free-space of the ...
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Force QuickTime Player to auto-play files

I want QuickTime Player to auto-play a file when I execute that file from Finder. The default behaviour is to simply load the file and wait for you to press play. I found a default pref that you can ...
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how to keymap in iPad within bluetoothe keyboard?

I have a problem at using bluetoothe keyboard(for Mac) in iPad. This keyboard's "space bar" doesn't work and the others are fine. so I want to use this keyboard with keymapping as other key to "...
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Mechanism to sync mail accounts between Mac and iPhone

Is there a way for me to create an account using my Mac's Mail app and have the account sync over to my iPhone or vice versa? I have iCloud setup on both my Mac and iPhone, but I don't see the ...
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Is it possible to use a Mac Mini with a laptop monitor?

I want to buy a Mac Mini and I want to use it with my laptop monitor. My laptop is Lenovo Y510P. I searched some documents for using Mac Mini with laptop monitor and I only found a solution to using ...
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Will Mac Mini work with Dell Inspiron Laptop [duplicate]

I am interested in buying the new Mac Mini as I cannot afford a Mac book or Air. The laptop I have is Dell Inspiron 3537. So I wanted to know is it possible to connect Mac Mini with my Dell laptop. ...
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Is Homebrew safe for Mac? [closed]

I wonder if Homebrew is safe for Mac users... Do you have any bad experience with this software (like malware for example)?
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Where are my all installed programs?

I am new to Mac OS X and till the time I was using Windows 7/8. I tried to download and install programs in Mac OS X, but I do not see them in Launchpad. Where are all my programs are going. Secondly,...
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Can I transfer an Application and its data to a different Mac

I was given a MacBook Air to use as a laptop for school in the sixth grade. Now I am graduating and heading off to high school, so I need to turn my laptop in for good. Now I have had this laptop for ...
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How to prevent notifications of old Messages when I log into my Mac?

I use Messages on my Mac as well as my iPhone. Whenever I log into my Mac, notifications pop up for each Message I've received since the last time I logged in, even though I've already checked them ...
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Is there a way to get a screenshot / snapshot of a movie purchased on iTunes?

Using ⌘Shift3 or ⌘Shift4 won't work -- it will capture a grey window. (I think it is due to the video being displayed using the video card's video buffer). I think one way is to use an iPad and play ...
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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Macbook Pro Power Consumption

I was wondering if it is possible first of all to get the overall power consumption for my MacBook? And if it is possible can I get this power consumption for each peripheral running (like ...
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Macbook 10.11.5 all of a sudden can't login to Windows shared drive

I had absolutely no problems for months. When I first got it I did command+K and typed in the ip address of the server, then put in the admin login for the window server and all three shared drives on ...
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Using internet recovery to install Mac OS X on SSHD, then replace internal?

I have a USB 3.0 to Sata cable of which I will plug into a 500gb SSHD. I will try to install a completely new Mac OS X on it using the Internet Recovery option. Then transfer all of my files via USB 3....
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Air Apps for Mac OSX: Code object is not signed at all

I have already developed and published several Air Apps for Mac OSX before. The last one was published on the Mac App Store in July 2015 - everything worked fine back then. This week I've finished ...
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How can I achieve page-up and page-down in OS X?

I am using MacOSX Snow Leopard. How do I achieve page-up and page-down?
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Compare multi-digit version numbers in bash

Trying to write a script that searches for the version of the Application then returns the value. My problem is the value is three to four intergers long (example 4.3.2). I have searched for a while ...
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Sync itunes media folder with library

I'm embarrassed to admit I don't understand how iTunes works despite having a mac for 6 years. How can I clean out my music folder (iTunes media) and then get iTunes to update? I've made substantial ...
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iMac and safari / Internet connection issue

Having a 'Mac update' evening. Updated El Capitan to latest version. Went to update Office365 and it didn't work. Said it couldn't connect. Got a PC next to Mac and connection seemed fine when ...
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How do I stop my iMessages appearing on my MacBook Air?

I updated my MacBook Air to El Capitain (OS X 10.11) I would rather not have my messages appearing on my Mac when others are using it. I have tried System Preferences but I cannot find the Accounts ...
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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Windows keyboard on Mac [duplicate]

is there any way to configure Mac keyboard to work as a Windows one? I want to use Windows shortcuts on mac, for example alt+shift = switches keyboard language.
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Can't access External Drive (time machine), no EFI partition system. How to manually rewrite it?

tried to back up my Mac to time machine yesterday but I couldn't mount the drive. I have a Lacie 3TD hdd that is partition into msdos(for transfer between pc and mac) and hfs(time machine). I am able ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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How to download all iTunes songs from iTunes match in the cloud to a Mac with iTunes v 12.4

I cannot do the "select all" solution suggested earlier as iTunes has removed the d"download" option and the "Make Available Offline" option . I can select "all" but how do I down download them since ...
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Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed

I have recently been getting a "No hardware installed" error when I click on my wifi. I have tried resetting the SMC, resetting PRAM, reattaching the cables in the electronics of the computer. Now I ...
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Share notes with other people on a mac

I am writing a note on my mac. I want to share this note with other people on my mac. this means specific users on my mac should be able to read and write to this note. how can I do this?
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Using an Android phone with a Mac's messaging App

Several of my friends have their iPhones hooked up to the iMessage app on Mac. If you're not familiar, it lets you check your phones messages as well as send messages on your Mac via your phone. I ...
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How do I increase the size of the main partition?

As indicated in the screenshot I can't increase the size of the main partition.
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How to factory reset a broken mail app via terminal OSX El Capitan?

I opened my mail app this noon I wanted to send an email, as usual I clicked on the compose email button I wrote my mail and sent it. Now after that the mail app started acting strange. It switches ...