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 long does a contact show as “Recent”?

If I send an e-mail to a contact, how long will it show as "recent"? I wonder because when I look at one of my contacts, it has an option at the bottom of the screen that says "Remove from Recents", ...
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Converting to .PDF and keeping original name — what am I doing wrong?

I have been piecing together what little I have learned of Automator along with pieces I've found in tutorials, but cannot seem to get this to work! If I test this as a workflow using a file from "Get ...
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Can't find mail from Mac Mail after moving to new mail service

I moved my email account over to Gmail from another service. The original service was POP-based and I had the account set up in Mac Mail. In order to use Gmail, I had to deactivate and rename the ...
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2015 MacBook Air display awake while lid closed

I want my late 2015 MacBook Air to remain awake when the lid is closed. I have tried Caffeine, Stay Awake, and Theine, as well as changing my power saving settings to 'never' but nothing seems to work....
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Keyboard shortcut for Force Quitting the current application?

Instead of pressing Command + Option + Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu, is there a way that I can force quit the application that I'm currently using directly?
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Finder finds same file on my Mac but not on server share

I copied a file to a server share but the Finder does not show it if I search for it there. It is the same file, containing the word "Trikorfo", and the Finder finds it on my desktop, but not on the ...
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Free alternative to Focus?

I use Stayfocus'd (for Chrome) and Selfcontrol currently to boost my productivity. On Stayfocusd, I've blocked multiple domains to restrict myself. For example I blocked *harvard so I can't access ...
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Cannot send iMessages on my Mac but can receive them

I changed my main Apple ID email address yesterday, and also changed from my iPhone 5C to a iPhone SE. Once I did changed my Apple ID email address, I had to sign out of all my devices, and sign back ...
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Notification won't disappear!

I have a notification that wont disappear. It's on my macbook. My facetime app has a notification that wont disappear without me going into settings and clicking the badge icon. I want to delete the ...
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How do I sync Finder Tags across Macs

Between an iMac and MacBook Air, I use Finder Tags extensively. Normally, they sync without effort on my part. The Finder Tags are no longer syncing automatically. How can I 'force' synchronization ...
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Hung App Icon on desktop

On my Mac (this is my first mac), when I launch an app by clicking the icon, there is an animation where the app icon moves to the location where the main window then expands. Sometimes this icon will ...
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Mac Yosemite : disk size doesn't match its content size sum

I want to clean up my disk storage (451,25 Go) but I don't understand why it doesn't match its content size (194,09 + 26,72 + ...), any idea? It seems that a lot those mistery files are in 'Others' ...
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How to open current folder in ForkLift from command line?

I know how to open it in Finder: open . But, how can I open it in ForkLift?
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How to automate renaming a file based on its parent folder?

I have done a lot of research and cannot find a simple solution for renaming a file by its parent folder. Basically I am zipping a bunch of files from an online file manager and I receive them in a ...
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OSX floating text screensaver from command line

Everyone, I'm on OSX 10.10.3 I've tried a variety of different ways to change the message for the "message" screen saver. So when I change it through the GUI, at least the following plist files are ...
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Applescript/Automator task to change default downloads folder

I need to create an automation to make a new folder named by my selected text and then make that folder the new default Safari downloads folder. This would be the default folder when I click on a ...
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Install FreeDOS via Bootcamp

Is it possible to run FreeDOS via Bootcamp on a Mac? If so, what are the instructions for doing so?
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Partition problem on OS X

I need help with partitions. Basically every time I try and create a 160 GB partition, OS X creates a 50 GB partition that I didn't ask for. I can't add those 50 GB back to my startup disk, because it ...
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How recover files from mac OS X 10.10.2? [duplicate]

I understand this is a duplicate of few other posts. But I dont find a solution for this. I was using atom editor. I think there was a bug in atom it seems. Editor deleted the files from disk. I dont ...
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alt tab on multi monitor setup to move mouse

When having a multi monitor desktop, we pin some applications to a monitor, and when switching between different apps with alt tat mouse still remains in its place and you have to drag it all the way ...
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How to sort a list of files ordered alphabetically to a list ordered numerically?

I'm trying to split large .csv files into several smaller ones ordered numerically, i.e., "File.csv" into "file_1.csv, file_2.csv, file_3.csv...". When I use the command: split -l 100000 File.csv ...
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Specfic epubs downloaded outside the iBooks store not syncing on a particular mac

I have a handful of epubs I downloaded outside of the iBooks Store and read them across two different macs and an iPhone. For reasons I cannot explain some books’ data (highlights, notes, place in ...
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Terminal command to turn off mirroring options for displays in Mac?

Is there a terminal command to turn off the the option to "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" dialog box in the Displays section of System Preferences on Mac? This setting is found ...
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Terminal command to change Keyboard preferences on Mac?

I'm trying to configure new Mac accounts to have certain languages added to their keyboard preferences. Is there a terminal command to add languages to a particular user's keyboard preferences or ...
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Will smoking around my apple products void their warranty?

Recently I read an article on the Apple forums which says that Apple are not honouring warranty if the product comes for a smoker's home. This is also described in this other article which instantly ...
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Trying to wake my Mac using Apple / Power Manager Script triggered by Folder Actions

I've been trying to tweak the following script to achieve this. (original script) tell application "Power Manager Scripting" tell workshop set myEvent to make new event with properties {id:"...
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Changing language in Pages on a Mac?

I have a Mac and I'm a Spanish Student. I primarily use Pages in English, but sometimes I work in Spanish and I'd like to have spell check and not have red lines under all my words. I went to system ...
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How to record Apple Watch Screen using Mac

I know you can use QT to record an iPhone's screen by pressing File -> New Movie Recording, then click on an arrow right next to the record button, and pick your iPhone's name in the pull down menu ...
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Airport Extreme shared disk will not show on desktop

I have an airport extreme 802.11n (7.6.4), with a 3TB drive attached via USB and shared "With device password". I formatted the drive "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" attached directly via USB to my Mac, ...
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Greek letter override my shortcuts

I use Option+Z to start my citation add-on to Microsoft Word. I've noticed that sometimes I accidently switch and instead of calling my citation manager Option + Z just inserts Ω symbol instead. ...
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Need my automator script to display the regular shutdown prompt before shutting down

I'm using the script below to trigger a shutdown but I would like it to give me the normal warning menu with the 60 sec. countdown, I can't figure out the warning menu. tell application "finder" to ...
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Apple Id Confusion regarding I Tunes gift card redemption

To start off with I am the proud owner of two different apple email addresses: I have one ending in me.com and a second which came up later ending in iCloud.com. That has apparently not been a ...
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Airport extreme wireless bridge

Is it possible to make an AirPort Extreme catch wifi and output the data through its Ethernet ports but not broadcast a secondary wifi signal?
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Can I control my iPhone from my Mac?

I want to play mobile games on my Mac. How do I do that? I have been seeing a lot of iPhones controlling Macs. Where is the Mac controlling the iPhone?
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How can I permanently modify OS X's green window button?

I've been trying to find a way to permanently modify the behaviour of the green window button in OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I want to left click the green button and have the window not go into full ...
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How to mirror a Mac desktop to a larger Windows computer's screen?

I've a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 21-inch All-in-one Windows Computer. However, I haven't any HDMI or DisplayPort cable but Ethernet. I would like to transfer the Mac's desktop to the larger computer ...
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How to export and import Atlassian Source Tree from one Mac to another?

I want to migrate Source Tree (git client) bookmarks from one Mac to another one. Is there any easy way to do so?
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Can I change the default app to open pdf files in iBooks?

The preview app often gets no response when I open some huge files in iBooks. I want to know how to open the pdf file in iBooks in another app such as PDF Expert for Mac?
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MBP 2010 15" won't boot without disconnecting power and battery

My MBP 2010 will only power-up if I disconnect power and battery, and then only connect power. When I shut it down, it'll only power up again if I remove the power first for >10 seconds. I've tried ...
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Problem synchronising mail accounts

The application Mail is closing when I put at inbox I have 5 accounts Gmail-Hotmail-Yahoo-iCloud and one more from my web site when I close Hotmail And I press to Inbox I dont have problem,but when I ...
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How to remove all pictures from the Photos app and put them in a folder?

I want to store some pictures that I had in a camera in a folder on my mac, but when I inserted its memory card on the the respective USB port, the app Photos opened up, and there was the option to ...
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El Captian not showing user account after creating second one

I am using Macbook Pro with El-Captian. I had only one user account in the machine and I created one another. After creating the new one, old user account is not showing in the login screen. It is ...
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Mouse thumb buttons stopped working on one user profile

I have a mouse with thumb buttons. Recently, on my Personal user profile, they stopped working. But on my Work profile, they still work. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I'm using OS X El Capitan ...
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Duplicate Volumes folders on each reboot

Really frustrated trying to solve this, the only thing I played with was /etc/fstab when trying to mount & write to a NTFS external drive. Since then everytime I reboot my Volumes (besides the OSX ...
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Boot Camp says there is a partition when there isnt one

My boot camp is keeping me from using it because it says there is more than one partition (which i may or may not have made in the past). When i go into the disk utility it only shows the internal ...
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Deleted OS off of macbook. How to reinstall?

Somehow the OS on a used macbook that I bought has gone missing. When I go to Internet recovery to try to reinstall is says "This item is temporarily unavailable, try again later." It's been saying ...
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El Capitan Remove Finder from Application Switcher (cmd tab)

I'm having trouble removing the Finder icon from the application switcher in El Capitan. The guides seem to be all from 2012 - I get permissions errors (even using sudo) when I try to update Info....
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Join domain and login when off network

I have a Mac (El Capitain) that is out of the office. I connected to that Mac remotely, and setup a VPN, then connected the Mac to the office network. I then added the mac to the company domain. So ...
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I updated to 10.11.4 (15E65) and now I suddenly have 100 more GBs of space free?

What could be the cause of this? The only thing I can think of would be mobile Time Machine backups, but I have no idea.