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Unusual Dock Icon Appearing in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Lately, I've been getting this unusual "clone" of the Chrome icon appearing at the left side of my Dock. It comes out randomly. Initially, I thought it's a new feature that binds the iPad session on ...
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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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Automatically login to Mac even when using Apple ID as Mac account password

I use my Apple ID as my Mac's account password, so now I can't enable auto-login. Is there really no way to re-enable auto-login even if I'm using my Apple ID for my Mac account? Or is there something ...
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how to backup/export photos/videos from the new photos app to external had disk

I have a huge library in the new photos app on my Mac OS X Yosemite machine, I want to know the easiest way to export or backup all these photos and videos on an external hard disk (formatted for ...
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Displaying calendar events as text, in the terminal

Using Yosemite, is there a way to display events from my calendar in the command line? I'm aware of the stock calendars apple supplies for things like holidays and such, /usr/share/calendar/ and the ...
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reducing dimension of an icon with Preview

I had an png icon file of dimension 40*40 with a size of 2 KB. I adjust its dimensions with Preview app to get 25*25. I got the icon file converted to 25*25, but now its size is 3 KB. Why? As we ...
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how to write a dock for mac?

I'am an iOS developer. I've never been interested in Mac development so I don't know anything about this. I wonder how to develop an alternative Dock to MacOSX's default Dock. I looked for Apple's ...
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Yosemite printer panasonic DP C265 not print. Says: “Stopped - 'Filter' failed”

21/04/15 22:14:15,014 powerd[48]: FIXME: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8, "(null)". 21/04/15 22:14:19,195 sandboxd[405]: ([1457]) foomatic-rip(1457) deny file-read-data ...
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How to disable Command-Control-Power shortcut?

I frequently use Command-Option-Power shortcut to send my Macbook to sleep (especially since closing the lid when I have external monitor doesn't trigger sleep). Unfortunately, this shortcut is very ...
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Will my files be deleted if I update OS X?

I have version 10.6.8 now but it says that its too old when I try to buy some apps..
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Shared iCloud Account and Photo Stream, but no longer want to share iCloud accounts

My husband and I share an iCloud account. With Family sharing now available, we want our own iCloud accounts, but don't want to loose the photo stream we both have of our shared pictures. We also ...
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How to remove photos from a device which have been imported previously in iPhoto?

I have imported all photo's from my phone (Samsung Wave 525) to iPhoto. As I was using iPhoto for the first time, I did not want to delete all photos at the end of importing, preferring to check ...
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OSX intall usb key not detected

I've trying to reinstall a clean OS X Yosemite on a Mac Book Pro (mid 2013 model) for the past few days but had no success. I created a bootable usb drive using createmediainstall (as on this: ...
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Xcode crashing on launch

OS X Yosemite, v. 10.10.3; MacBook Pro Non-Retina Mid 2012; Xcode v. 6.3.2 I was developing as usual when this happened (had 5 projects open, one of them full-screen if this matters, but the project ...
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Mac OS is reporting bad free space

I have a MacBook Pro since 2014 and I haven't had any problem in these months. But today I realized that the free space info that gives Mac is wrong. I add two captures, one from the hard disk info, ...
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OS X 10.10.3 connects to wireless router but unable to resolve domain names

I can connect my daughter's MacBook to the wireless router but not browse the internet with two different browsers (Firefox and Safari). This is a recent development as she has successfully browsed ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device and ...
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Dialogue box fonts are missing. Showing up only as A's with Squares or boxes. How can I fix this? Help [duplicate]

I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and now every time the computer asks me to input a password in the dialogue box I get this weird anti-font. It looks like Capital A's inside of boxes. Its like the ...
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Windows XP doesn't recognize devices on Mac

I installed a Windows XP on an iMac beside Mac OS X. When i start Windows XP it appears that it doesn't recognize devices like network card, sound card and video card as well as other devices. It ...
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Is it possible to use Gmail properly via Outlook 2015 for Mac?

I'm a long-term GMail user. I tend to access my GMail via the GMail website or the Inbox app on my phone, but I find it convenient to be able to access GMail via Outlook 2015 for Mac, too. I have ...
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Project screencast of a Mac on remote controlled second computer

I have 2 Macs (which I'll call A and B) and a video-projector. Mac B is connected to the video-projector. I want to show on the video-projector the screen of Mac A but the video-projector is too far ...
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How similar is Microsoft Excel for Mac to Excel for Windows?

Like the title says - how similar is Microsoft Excel for Mac to Excel for Windows? Is it confusing when you have to keep switching from one to the other when working on a complicated excel file? (For ...
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Can I sync itunes between my two mac laptops?

I want to download a music CD into itunes. My new Mac doesn't have a disk drive, whereas my old one does. Can I sync my laptops together so that I can get the music from the CD onto the new Mac ...
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Is there a way to prevent the play/pause button launching iTunes with Better Touch Tool?

Is there a way to prevent the play/pause button launching iTunes with Better Touch Tool …by using the button to trigger something else, for example
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Is it possible to include a shared calender from Exchange in the calendar app on Mac OS X?

I've Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed. On this machine you can find the calendar app. In Outlook it is possible to add a shared calendar from exchange. Here I don't need a username/password. I can easily add ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?

When travelling I will need all of the "space" I can claim on my iPad. Am I correct in thinking "space" is not being taken up on the iPad by DB folders, unless I have made them favorites?
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How to change the color of the date on the Calendar icon in the dock on Mac

So I changed all my icons to custom ones and now I can't see the date in the calendar, I want to change the month and date to some shade of blue but I'm not sure if this is possible
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Is there a way to bring back search the web for spotlight?

Spotlight use to be my one stop shop for typing anything that I needed information about. When it would fail, the result saying "search in web" would come up and that was a really nice fallback when ...
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Split tunneling In Mac OS X

I have an VPN application that creates a logical interface in OS X programmatically. Once created, its configured with private IP and parameters and the Routing Table is updated accordingly. The ...
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Why does the updating of the default route entry of physical interface take 1 minute in Mac OS X

I created a logical interface using my VPN Application and added the default route - in the routing table as my logical interface. To add the default route programmatically, I have to delete the ...
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How many cores does a Mid 2012 Macbook Air have?

I checked the specs, and the i5-3427U CPU has 2 cores. But the Activity Monitor shows 4 little charts for the CPU, so it looks like 4 cores. Which is correct? Why does the Activity Monitor have 4 ...
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Choppy scrolling on new retina mac book pro

My new mac has: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Intel Iris Pro Graphics Force Touch trackpad Backlit Keyboard ...
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Install oracle 12c database in OS X Yosemite without Virtual Machine

Can we install Oracle 12c Database without using any Virtual Machine ? Currently I have installed it in VMWare Fusion but it is consuming a lot of power.
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Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely?

Hey everyone, I have a 2008 Mac Pro/2.83hzXEON(8)/8800GT512mb. Is it possible for me to upgrade this machine to newer hardware, since it is Intel based? What would it entail to put a newer processor, ...
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Stream audio from Mac OS X to Android?

My audio on my Mac computer is broken, there are no input devices found. (Although there used to be, then instantly wasn't.) I have searched everywhere, nothing works. So I was thinking I could ...
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How to export Contacts version 9.0 data or .abbu file to .csv or other usable spreadsheet format

In the newest Apple Contacts version 9.0, how do you export all contacts or an .abbu file to a .csv file or other usable spreadsheet format? Dragging and dropping to Numbers does not work. Exporting ...
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How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
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is QuickTime available on OSX 10.9.5?

I'm using OSX 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro now and I can't find the QuickTime app/feature anywhere. Is QuickTime only available on OSX Yosemite 10.10.3? If it is on OSX 10.9.5, where is it located? It's ...
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Suddenly all my files have a null kMDItemDateAdded (Date Added) field

Almost all my files now have a null kMDItemDateAdded field: $ mdls -name kMDItemFSName -name kMDItemDateAdded 2014-01-14-1500595479_04-EVN.PDF kMDItemDateAdded = (null) kMDItemFSName = ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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How do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

Title says it all: how do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?
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How to download a webpage's all images at once?

For example, I love military decorations, and here's Wikipedia's Service Ribbon, how can I download all the ribbon images at once instead of clicking them one by one and then select "Save image as"?
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Is it possible to sort pdf windows in another order in Preview?

I noticed that when I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite the order of the opened pdf files in the Window menu of Preview now is in alphabetic order. However, it used to be in the order they were opened (If ...
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Seagate SSD doesn't work on MBP mid 2012

I have a MPB Mid 2012 and I bought a Seagate SSD ST1000LM014 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Lapto...34057423&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+sshd+1tb+2.5 My mac doesn't format the disk if it's connect ...
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Moving mail from PC to Mac

I've got one PC with a very large amount of old mail that I need on my new computer which is a Mac. PC is running windows 7, Mac is a Powerbook and both the systems are running thunderbird. I ...
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How to stop cursor blinking in Pages

I am using Pages '09 on Mac OSX 10.6 (SnowLeopard) and would like to stop cursor blinking. For TextEdit, this was possible by setting defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriod 100000 from ...
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Macbook pro Battery Question

Is it normal for the maximum mAH to fluctuate by 100's from time to time for a 2012 macbook pro?
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Disable WIFI order with keychain access

There are two WIFIs at work. One official and one for guests (which is also used to connect to for privat devices like iPhones). I have the same Apple ID and keychain access configured on my private ...