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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Playing MIDI sound with default output

Is it possible to output MIDI sound without installing anything? I.E. I do have a MIDI keyboard and some library that allows me to read MIDI input. What I need is to output this signal on Mac with ...
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Problem with external monitor and MacBook Air

I cannot connect my MacBook Air to an external monitor. But I am able to connect it to a projector, without any difficulty. My computer detects the external monitor but cannot connect to it. The ...
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Can data be recovered from a drive which was encrypted

I encrypted a USB drive of 16 GB few months back and stored files on it. Yesterday I destroyed its encryption using terminal diskutil cs list command without realizing that it had important data ...
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How can I get my Mac mini to accept my new crucial ssd?

I put a new crucial ssd hard drive,and tried to format it from my time machine back up on a usb drive,but my 2009 mac mini will not recognize the new drive I have a recent Time Machine backup, is ...
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How not to receive iMessage alerts on iPhone when I am actively using iMessage on Mac

When I am engaged in an active iMessage conversation on mac, the incoming messages alerts show on iPhone which is sitting besides me and it is annoying. How can I avoid that?
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System Crash with El Capitan

My Mac, which stays powered up 24/7 just crashed. I recently installed a second ssd in it, so I'd like to know whether the following is related with the disk. Thanks. Sat Mar 12 01:28:06 2016 *** ...
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Weird null characters ^@ output on iTerm 2 / zsh when a command is running

When I m using iTerm 2 (with zsh), and a command is running at the prompt, every minute or so ^@ (NULL character) got displayed on the terminal. Below is an example, using socat, but other commands ...
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How to create bootable ISO from segmented Windows 7 image on El Capitan

I have a canned Windows 7 Enterprise image that is spread across 7 discs. However my Dell M90 has a bad optical drive and scratches discs. So I used my MBP and Toast Titanium 11.0.2 to create ISOs of ...
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Mail sent to junk mail despite taking measures

Hi using a Google Apps email account through mac mail. Once I mistakingly marked an email as Spam and since then mail from that recipient is coming into the junk folder, despite making it as Not Junk ...
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Mac mouse acceleration

I installed the Logitech driver for my G500 mouse. This driver overrides the standard acceleration curve and leaves it just linear. I want the original one back. But just uninstalling the driver ...
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Change MAC address in Yosemite

To change the MAC address I use the common sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport -z sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx networksetup -detectnewhardware ...
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What is the shortcut for “Find the word at caret” in Android Studio for Mac

I see no shortcut key in Android Studio for "Find Word at Caret" (see 5th row below). However when I searched IntelliJ IDEA documents I have found this. I know the first option but I didn't ...
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Unable to resize/create partiion using gpt

I have a Mac Server running 10.10. The sole purpose of it at the moment is to take time machine backups from multiple devices. The server itself uses a Thecus NAS AFP share to store the time machine ...
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Controlling the sound during a Keynote presentation

Cómo puedo controlar el sonido insertado durante la presentación. No puedo ver el icono y no lo puedo controlar. Tampoco me permite aumentar el tamaño del icono. El Keynote 6 6.1 no me lo permite. ...
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Can't boot to OSX after resizing the Bootcamp partition

I had set up a Bootcamp partition on my Mac, which I needed to increase in size. Something must have gone during the process because after the successfull installation of Windows I'm no longer able to ...
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Screenshots not appearing on desktop

When I take a screenshot with my Mac, the screenshots are not appearing on my desktop. Could the screenshot destination location have been changed on Mac? Is this a common problem?
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I saved my file every minutes, but after re-opening it it gives me an old version

I was working on a Powerpoint all morning, and I saved my file every minutes. Now when I reopen it, it gives me the version of yesterday. It almost looks like it did not save at all every time I ...
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Why can't Spotlight find an application I know is there?

I have this application called Cura Type A, but Spotlight cannot find it, even when I show all results in Finder... Anyone know why?
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Why .htaccess not working in mac after I changed from Window?

I've develop a website base on Codeigniter3.0.4 using Window after than I changed my computer to Mac with installation XAMPP But my website can't work. Errors types: it shown me as below errors. ...
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Cannot copy from MAC to Pendrive

I attach pen-drive to my Macbook-air. It is detecting and I can also copy from my pen-drive to my Hard disk. But I cannot copy data from Hard disk to pen-drive. I tried with different pen-drives, but ...
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How do I record HDMI input to a file with my Mac

So I have an HDMI signal and an HDMI to USB adapter. I need to record this HDMI signal to a video file. Zero budget. Will plugging this into my Mac work as a video input? If not, how else do I do ...
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El Capitan Mission Control: How to select an app with the keyboard?

I've looked high and low but can't find a keyboard shortcut to select an app from Mission Control. I want to press F3, then "some keyboard key(s) and not have to click on the trackpad" to select the ...
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Mac is off with no record of it being off?

I use my Mac Mini as a server and recently I came to find it turned off. I never turned it off so this seems a bit odd. I'm not sure of the date but I know it happened between 3/3/16 - 3/4/16 The ...
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How to resume OS X apps that have been suspended by the system

I often run into the situation where the OS will suspend some of my apps because of low memory. If I am lucky, a window will appear that allows me to select which apps I want to quit and which apps I ...
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Share screen on Mac/iPhone without having Apple TV

I am gonna to have a telephone with my customer to present our first milestone of one app we are building for customer (I am a PO). I have to call him by telephone and I want to share my iphone screen ...
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Magsafe charger getting really hot

My MagSafe connector gets really hot to the point that it burns my skin when I touch it. Everything else is fine, my macbook charges fine and does not heat up that much. Is this normal?
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Troubleshooting converting Ubuntu.iso to ubuntu.img with hdiutil in Terminal

When I try this command: hdiutil convert /Users/Example/Example/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o /Users/Example/Example/ubuntu.img The terminal says that the image is not recognize, what am I missing?
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Apple keyboard remap keypad comma to dot?

Is there any way to change the key mapping of the apple keyboard? As programmer I find annoying there's a comma instead a dot in numeric keypad. I would remap this key to have dot ...
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Why does F3 not work as Find Next in Chrome?

I've already set up in system preferences, checkbox Use all F1, F2,... as standard function (checked on). But still after Cmd ⌘ F on Chrome, pressing F3 won't do anything... I expected Find ...
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My Mac is getting really slow, what should I do?

I bought a Mac (13", early 2011) almost 5 years ago. When I first got it, it was running under OS X 10.7 and it was pretty fast. I've being upgrading it ever since and it's now running under Mac OS X ...
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Can't access passwords from Keychain Access

When I try to access a stored password in my login keychain, either using Keychain Access from the relevant GUI or the security command from the command line the following happens: I type my ...
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Apple Music songs not showing up on iTunes Library

All music I've added to my Library from Apple Music is gone (The files I used to own before Apple Music still shows up). I went into the Music>iTunes>iTunes Media directory and the Apple Music folder ...
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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 ...