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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Looking for an ARD/ Unix command to clear firefox history/cache on a mac

I'm trying the following but not having any success in seeing anything cleared: rm -R /Users//Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/.default/Cache Thanks!
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Is there a way to remove Find My Mac completely from a Mac? [duplicate]

I have seen people being scammed when purchasing used iPhones that have been iCloud locked. I want to purchase a used Mac, and was wondering if there was a way for one to reset the Mac and remove the ...
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Run Script at Shutdown

Is no way to run a shell script immediately before system is switched off? What I found via google was just to use rc.local.shutdown or so, but it seems that this function was kicked out on previous ...
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Is the use of HDAPM still valid under OSX 10.11

HDAPM hasn't been updated - probably doesn't need to be since about 2008 I think. But, is it still needed to stop disk clicking?
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OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, need explanation of Console message

Can anyone give me an idea what exactly does this mean a message in my console: symptoms: -[NetworkAnalyticsEngine_writeJournalRecord:fromCellFingerprint:key:atL0I:ofKind:lqm:isFaulty Also this: ...
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Terminal doesn't force quit

When I click Terminal in Launchpad, it says "The application Terminal is not open anymore." But it shows up in the Force Quit window and it has the open-app indicator on the dock. I can't quit the ...
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MacBook VPN MAC address is not listed in ifconfig

I have MacBook with a VPN client of Fortinet (forticlient) firewall which is used to connect to the office firewall. In order to limit the VPN access to authorized users only I use a MAC address ...
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My terminal background keep changing after each restart

I have this in my ~/.bash_profile export ANDROID_HOME=/Users/username/Library/Android/sdk export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools:$PATH export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/tools:$PATH export ...
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Delete apps from Launchpad or from Finder?

Is there an advantage to delete apps from Launchpad (Hold one app like in iOS) vs from finder? And why some apps cannot be deleted from Launchpad?
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Maximize windows just like Windows on OS X

I have owned a MacBook Pro for a year, however at work I use a Windows laptop. Since I really like the functionality to maximize a windows by just pushing it to the top of the screen, I would like to ...
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Is Mackeeper scam/malware? Please give me advice! [duplicate]

I'm not very computer literate, so I need some help with my computer and thought the application will help me to remove the duplicates and other unwanted things from the hard drive. However, I saw ...
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Can I replace OS X with Windows on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I spend most of my time on this MacBook doing my own tech support and according to the internet I'm not the only one with an inexplicably defective new iToy. How can I replace OS X with Windows? I use ...
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Stop alert: Should Hex Color Picker check for updates automatically?

Every time I open Apple Pages, I get an alert asking "Should Hex Color Picker check for updates automatically?" It doesn't matter what I answer, the alert always appears. Is there any way to prevent ...
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Common shell / editor shortcuts for Mac OS X

is there a way to add universal shortcuts for input / text fields in OS X and/or chrome itself such as Control + U to delete everything to the left of a line, Control + W to delete the left word etc. ...
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Finder keeps freezing

I have a late 2013 Mac Pro (running Yosemite) and have had some problems with a frozen finder recently. When I select a tif/pdf/jpg file it freezes up on me and I have to force quit it. It freezes ...
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Transferring Emails saved on Mac to generic folder

In my Mac Mail I have all my emails saved to my Mac, as opposed to on my mail server using iMap. All the emails are organised with a large number of folders and sub folders, again all of which are ...
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Bootable SD Card doesn't appear at Startup Manager

I have a bootable SD Card with Windows 10 installed, and it works fine in the most of macbook pro I have tested, but there is one in which when I press alt / option key, the SD Card doesn't appears ...
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Connecting my devices with Mac as the “server”

I have three devices : A MacBook Pro (i7, Retina, 2014 one), Xiomi mi4i, and Apple iPad (4th generation). So my issue is every time I have to transfer and access files, owing to fact that only two ...
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How to make menu-bar auto-hide/appear faster? [duplicate]

There is a 0.5s delay and then the animation starts to roll the menu bar down. I know it doesn't sound a lot but in practice it gets annoying when I multitask and trying get tasks done fast. Is there ...
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Is the new 2015 Macbook Pro slower than my mid-2012 MacBook Pro? [closed]

I need to return my computer to the company I worked for (after all, they own it) so I'm looking into buying a new MacBook Pro. To my surprise their Mid 2012 model is: Compared to the slower models ...
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Trouble Installing Pygame on Mac - error code 255 in None

I need to install pygame on my MacBook for a class, I was able to get it installed fine on my Windows machine, but the OSX installation process has been much rougher. The error I'm getting when try ...
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Do I need to buy Mac OS X again?

I am running 10.6.8 on my Mac Pro 1,1 and I want to reset it. I don't have the install disk anymore, so do I need to buy it again? Or can I copy the files from my system, and put them on a disk and ...
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Why have my apps from the store suddenly started exiting with code 173?

My iMac is running current OS/X Yosemite 10.11.3. It's a big development machine, not rebooted for some weeks. It has many apps from the Mac app store, among them TextWrangler and Clocks. Suddenly (it ...
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Wifi not working after Bootcamp setup

So I just used Bootcamp to install the Windows 10 technical preview and all was working well until I couldn't find the Wi-fi settings. I have trawled through everything and it seems to be a problem ...
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Game requires higher version of Mac OS X

I have a Mac Pro 1 1, which runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. Recently I installed a game which requires a higher version of Mac OS X. Is there a (free) way to emulate a higher version safely? I have already ...
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How can I install Mac OS on my MacBook running Linux Mint?

I am new here and I hope that this is the right place to find an answer. My questin is: How can I install a new copy of OS X on my Mac, using Linux? I recently bought a Macbook Pro from a friend. I ...
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Сheck for duplicate photos on Apple devices

Here's the thing, I have iPhone, iPad and Mac. On each device there is a bunch of photo copies. Is it possible to find and delete photos from my iOS devices that are on my Mac?
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How to display full interface name with netstat on a Mac?

I'm trying to get a sense of my routing on my Mac and using netstat for this. I also have several Virtualbox network interfaces which happen to have longer interface names vboxnet0 - vboxnet9. ...
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Change Mac Keyboard Identifier after keyboard replacement

I replaced my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) keyboard. The U.S keyboard layout is mapped incorrectly now. It seems to be a problem with the keyboard identifier ID (maybe its Bundle ID). It ...
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TextWrangler running Python 2.7 after I removed it from my Mac

I have removed Python 2.7 from my machine, using instructions provided here: How to uninstall Python 2.7 on a Mac OS X 10.6.4? (Using the top voted/accepted answer's instructions) However, when I run ...
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an error occurred while adding a recovery system to the destination disk

I have a late 2013 retina macbook pro that came up with OS X mavericks. I have tried to restore my macintosh hard drive from timemachine backup, I followed these steps: rebooted mac holding cmd+R, ...
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My Mac displays some glitches

Sometimes my Mac Mini, plugged to an LG IPS screen, display some Glitches. For example, times ago, in my Launchpad appears these glitches: To solve these glitches I had to restart the Mac. Now in ...
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How to increase Macintosh-HD main drive partition size?

In my mac mini, It’s containt 500 GB HDD. It is a four partition and size described below. Please review below attached image. 1. Macintosh HD - 150 GB Main Drive 2. D-Drive - 125 GB 3. ...
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I have an mp3 audiobook on my Mac, and want to listen to it on my iPhone

I have an mp3 audiobook on my Mac, and I wanted to listen to it on my computer. I plugged my iPhone in, and synced "Audiobooks" and selected the audiobook in the list, via iTunes on my Mac. So, I ...
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Ghost contact folder in Outlook 2016 for Mac

I am migrating from Mac Mail to Outlook 2016 for Mac. When I view the "People" tab and click "Address Book" I see a random contact folder called "MA ANG". I added and deleted this contact folder in ...
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Mac Pro Tower, 1 or 2 CPUs

I'd like to know whether a 4,1/5,1 Mac Pro with dual processor board can actually work with just one CPU installed.
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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

UPDATE: I figured out in part what is happening, but not why or how to change this behavior. When at the computer itself, Finder only activates the screen you are on when you click on the ...
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What is tmp.0.sDQWBe?

I have a file called tmp.0.sDQWBe located on my MacBook/Macintosh HD /private/var/folders/k1/(a ton of random text)/T/tmp.0.sDQWBe. The file is 13.2GB and I have no idea what it is. I want to delete ...
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Detect Terminal Color “Theme” from Command Line

When one uses the terminal inspector, one can change many properties of the terminal, such as background color, text color, and selection color. How can I detect what these properties have been set ...
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IntelliJ / Android Studios: hide the project pane

I'm quite new to mac but have managed to figure out a lot of the shortcuts but this one baffles me. In intelliJ / Android Studios, occassionally, I need to hide some of the panes so that I have more ...
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How to install the websploit framework in OS X 10.11.2? [closed]

I wanted to ask how to install websploit in the Mac's terminal. I have downloaded the file from WebSploit Framework.
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Gmail account set up in Mac

I'm trying to set up my gmail account in Mac mail, but unsuccessful. I can get mails, but when sending a message it says that my outgoing server is wrong. What can I do? Thanks
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Safari Bookmarks not syncing via iCloud issue

I am frustrated by this issue that just appeared recently. No matter what I do, any modification (rearranging, deletion) to the bookmarks are soon reverted. the bookmarks are now totally out of sync ...
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Mac freezes after login

My mac laptop freezes after I login with correct password. All I see is my wallpaper. after that the rainbow thing starts spinning. I tried to start in safe mode but that didn't help either. I also ...
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Upgrade Mac OS X from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5

How do I upgrade my Mac OS X from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5? I obviously can't use a 10.9 or a 10.10 Combo Updater.
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If I delete a Picture from Photos on Mac will it also delete it in iCloud? [duplicate]

I need to know if deleting a picture from Photos on my iPhone will delete it from iCloud also? I deleted photos from MacBook and iCloud but they still appear on my iPhone. And vice versa
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Is there a way to preserve the formatting of inline images in emails in Outlook for Mac?

At my office, most users are PC based. However, a few teams have Macs. The standard email tool is Outlook, and the Mac users have Outlook for Mac. When someone sends me an email that has images ...
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Can I use my 2011 iMac as a Thunderbolt display for my PC?

I have an 2011 27" iMac, it has two Thunderbolt ports. I also have an Asus Z87 Deluxe Quad motherboard which has two Thunderbolt ports. I recently got a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable from Apple. ...
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i need to view the contents of an iOS profile on my mac [closed]

I downloaded a VpnOneClick on my iPhone and then on my mac because they claim once you buy it on iPhone you can use that subscription on mac. I tried this and it does not allow you to. after some ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 App Store hogs the connection when downloading new OS X

I'm trying to download Mavericks from App Store but it's hogging my internet connection. Is there anyway to set the App Store to download at a lower speed or take fewer connections or whatever to be ...