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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Handoff feature devices requirement

Why are supported devices for Handoff feature so strict to a small set of devices? http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6555
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Keep wi-fi on during sleep [duplicate]

There is this: Keep wi-fi connection while asleep? but I don't see any Computer sleep setting anywhere :( Did they remove it from the latest Mac OS?
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Why does CMD+1 work if using my top row numkeys, but not my right-side NumPad? Mac

I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts, like CMDkey + 1. However, that 1 has to be from my top row numeric keys. If I try using CMDkey plus a number from the NumPad on the right side of my keyboard - this ...
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I'm not able to remotely connect with other Macs using Screen Sharing by default VNC feature

I've a MBP with OS X Yosemite & I want to remotely connect with other Macs over internet, primarily for troubleshooting purpose. I currently use TeamViewer but I'm not satisfied with it.
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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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How can I restore photos from Time Machine when iPhoto application has been deleted

I accidentally deleted iPhoto app and am trying to restore my pictures on Time Machine.
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How to shutdown a Mac after one hour of an application?

My son spends hours on Star Wars Galaxies. Does anybody knows how to shutdown automatically the Mac after one hour of gaming and to let it turn on again only after some time? I tried to identify the ...
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gnuplot on mac fails to open X11

I successful installed gnu 5.0.0 on my mac. Now, trying to launch it I get gnuplot: unable to open display '/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.9D7Km0xJKH/org.macosforge.xquartz:0' gnuplot: X11 aborted. ...
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Create a local MS SQL Database on OSX Yosemite

I need to do some tests on a MS SQL (not MySQL) database. But without the burden of having to open a hosting account, create a remote database, connect to it, and remotely insert a million records. I ...
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How to export all emails from a mailbox in Apple Mail

I'm trying to export all emails from an account I have setup and mapped to Apple mail on my computer. There are 1200 emails. The account is no longer active so i'm trying to export all the emails in ...
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When quitting one application, quit additional ones

I'm trying to figure out a way to do the following: when I quit Logic Pro X, I want to also automatically quit other apps that I use with it, as they are no longer needed. Is this possible?
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How do I make a window stay on top of other windows without using third party software?

I simply can't believe one needs to download an app to be able to pin the Terminal window on top of another application. Please help me figure this out. I am frustrated and confused as to why Apple ...
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Is there any way to remove an app icon (especially stickies) on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide some applications such as Stickies. I always use Stickies, it is really useful for me that's why it's always running. But, I'm really fed up with it on ⌘ ...
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Mac Mini crashes multiple times a day

I have been having trouble with my mac mini. It randomly crashes several times a day. Sometimes it seems to be triggered by using any browser, but Chrome is the worst. Youtube seems to be the biggest ...
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“replace all” and “replace in selector” are grayed out in Pages.app

When using text replacement, “replace all” and “replace in selector” are grayed out and I can’t click on them. How do I get the ability to click on them?
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Temporarily disable AES-NI hw.optional.aes setting via sysctl

Posted already on Stack Overflow, no answers though: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28268498/temporarily-disable-aes-ni-hw-optional-aes-setting-via-sysctl For testing reasons I would like to ...
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Mac Pro, Yosemite 10.10.2

Can't rename LV (Logical Volume) Name: I cannot change LV Name neither in Finder or via Terminal. The name looks strange, thanks to my 2.5 years daughter. I have no idea how she changed the name, ...
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Is there a way to make notifications center always visible on mac?

Is there a way to setup the notification center stays visible until closed manually i.e. via keyboard shortcut? For example, if I’m using a calculator I sure don’t won’t to open/close the thing for ...
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Using GarageBand + Jam Packs in commercial games for iPhone

I already read this : http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201808 But I have a question... 1.Are we allowed to use sound effects from GarageBand as sound effects in our game without any modifications of ...
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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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How can I create a Windows 7 usb from Mac OS to work on a PC?

I know this has been asked about two or three times here, but none of the solutions work. Basically I have a frozen PC, a Mac w/o virtual Windows, a Windows ISO, and a USB stick. While I initially ...
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Trashing .Trash and Emptying Trash

I don't want to sound stupid, but what happens if someone were to delete the .Trash folder using Finder and emptied it. I know it's possible unless there is something that just stops it from ...
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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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Just bought MBPr and cannot connect to appstore

Whenever I try to connect to app store I got this error: I tried everything I could find in internet, but always the same problem. OSX: Yosemite Model: MBPr 15 mid-2014 Any help?
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My early 2008 MacBookPro has a different DVI and the adaptor I need is not in stock anywhere

My early 2008 MacBookPro has a different DVI to later 2008 and the adaptor I need is not in stock anywhere I am considering putting Apple TV from my Humax to enable my MacBook Pro to link wirelessly
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Photobooth camera not detected on video effects with USB Camera

I have a logitech c170 USB webcam plugged into my 2012 Mac Mini. The camera works fine on Skype, Facetime, and Photobooth for taking pictures and videos. However if I try to apply and video effects ...
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Using Console.app - how to find disk force eject logs?

I've been having a number of issues with external disks force unmounting (most often while waking from sleep). Where can I look in Console.app to track down the potential issue?
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On a Mac how to map caps lock key, to function as a modifier(s) key held down?

I'd like it so when I tap the Caps Lock key to "on", it would behave as if it's holding down cntrl+fnc keys, so when I hit any of my shortcuts I don't have to hold down the cntrl+fnc keys. Then when ...
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Trying to boot brand new Mini from SuperDuper Backup - circle with line through it

Our Mac Mini went belly up, so I just got a brand new one. I had a nightly scheduled super duper backup to an external drive, which works fine on other Mac's (i.e. I can boot it up and run) On the ...
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How do I stop my Mac from ringing when I get a phone call on my iPhone?

Yosemite has a new feature where my Mac rings when I get a phone call. Annoyingly, it continues to ring for 30 seconds or so, even after I've answered the iPhone. How can I turn this sound off? I'd ...
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Brief graphic glitch right before screensaver

I have a 2013 iMac running OS 10.8.5. Lately I've noticed that, whenever I manually initiate the screensaver (one of the included ones, "Shell"), there is a momentary graphical glitch before the ...
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can't log on to Mac mini

I'm trying to log on to my Mac mini but when I try to use the arrow keys to select my user it just makes that sound when you press something wrong. The mousepad is never able to select the users at ...
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I have opened a program from a website, has my MBP been infected with a virus?

I have opened a file on https://kickass.so/revenge-s04e14-hdtv-x264-lol-ettv-t10127520.html. I was supposed to click on a torrent file but I clicked on the big DOWNLOAD link. And I had no idea that ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely?

Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely in Mac OSX?
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Activate Application Window on clicking dock icon

I would simply like to activate Application Window when clicking on the dock icon. Currently you must hold the icon to activate the functionality I would it to automatically occur just like Ubuntu's ...
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Windows are slightly “transparent” in such a way I can see underlying windows show through slightly to the current window

I don't know how to explain it too well. Here are some places I see this happen: On the Minecraft main menu, I can see through to the desktop, While watching a youtube video (in full screen) I can see ...
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...
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Selecting default view for documents from user templates in MS Office for Mac 2011

I created a few templates in Word. When I create a document from the template (New From Template menu option), some open in Print Layout View, others in Publisher Layout View. Thinking it might have ...
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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Does Mac Pro late 2013 support HiDPI?

I know for sure that Mac Pro late 2013 supports 4k screens flawlessly, but is HiDPI supported?
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trying to install a new graphics cards in mac pro tower 5,1

nvidia GEFORCE GTX 750ti stuck at black screen tried installing custom nvidia driver, no dice any suggestions? running mavericks but trying yosemite because nvidia has newer yosemite drivers trying ...
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Is there a TODO list app for mac you can change Font Size?

You can't do it, in wunderlist, reminders, any.do, etc. You really need to ruin your eyes to read you notes.
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Yosemite causing problems with Keychain

I recently updated to Yosemite. Now when I log out and then log back into my computer, I have to enter my credentials for all my applications. At the same time, dozens of windows pop up from ...
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Preallocate swap space on mac

How can I preallocate swap space on mac? The problem is occasionally I run on low disk space, and after I reboot I have lots of free space. I will like to preallocate space, so that I know how much ...
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS Devices Without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these ...
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Show/Hide hidden files without restarting finder?

I came to understand that the following is the way to toggle the visibility of hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES # replace YES with NO to hide hidden files killall ...
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Matching a column of cells to another column in Excel

Ok, I need to compare "A" column to "B" column. I have a billing agency that generates a number i.e. 00125785231... This number could be in column A at A80 and then in column b at B801... I need ...
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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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Configure Skype proxy setting?

I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac. However, when I click "Change", it just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies. What am I supposed to do to set up a proxy ...