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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MacBook Pro Retina fails to wake up

I have late 2013 rMBP and very often it fails to wake up after closing the lid. It crashes and restarts. How do I find out which process or application causes those failed attempts to wake up? I try ...
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Apple Mail: Show number of emails, group by date

I am trying to figure out how many emails daily are received in one inbox. Is there any reporting function available (daily received, sent and deleted email)?
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Some questions about Time Machine

I have two questions about Time Machine: Do I need an access to Time Capsule (or external hard drive) when I want to restore old version of file ? If I understood correctly if I have turn on Time ...
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Is there a program I can install to make title/header bars attach to the window?

I've been using Windows since the 80's. A month ago I got a Mac for a side project I'm working on. Despite my best efforts, I haven't gotten used to the fact that the menu bar of windows aren't ...
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Cron job keeps running, not in any crontabs

Some time ago I set up a cron job that would run a shell script to update my dynamic DNS. I've since done the proper Mac thing and switched over to launchd to handle that job and any other scheduled ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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How to sync Mac clock with GPS?

I want to sync my Mac clock using GPS. I know I could use NTP, but I need to use GPS. What i need to do to sync clock? I have these: GPS Receiver - EM-506 (48 Channel) GPS Receiver for Arduino ...
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Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? [closed]

Does anyone know any good diagnostic tools for Mac? something inline with Apple Hardware Test, Apple Service Diagnostics, tech tool pro, preferably more in depth perhaps something low level, ...
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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Communication with external monitor [duplicate]

My mac laptop stopped communicating with my external monitor (TV) when the lid is closed. The laptop is inside my desk drawer to give me more room on my desk and I must be able to close the lid to ...
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I have BOX MS Office 2010 and run it on my Windows machine. Can I install it/migrate licence to OS X?

I do own BOX version of MS Office 2010. After switching to OS X is it possible to migrate my licence to the OS X version of Office or if not needed than to install it? Is it multi-platform or ...
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Can Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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What's the menu area near the clock called?

What is the part of the menu bar called with the time machine, bluetooth, wifi, volume and battery icons called? (Near the clock) I wanted to search how to remove unused icons from it (like ...
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How do I get rid of this pop up when I try to select text?

I'm not sure if this is a macbook issue (My sister gave me a macbook with OS 10.9.1) or a google chrome issue. When I'm using Google Chrome and want to select text (either by tapping three times over ...
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Is it possible to identify who deleted my shared folder?

My Mac, in my workplace, can be accessed from other Mac systems (file sharing is enabled, and it has no password set). I've found out there are 2 folders were deleted (missing from my desktop). How ...
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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Synchronization: iMessages on Mac not iPad

How to turn off iMessages on iPad but turn on them on Mac? And If I turn it off on device, does sync happen after I turn it on? Situation: I have an iPad and Mac. I want to turn off iMessages on ...
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Shortcut key to special characters

I'm developer from Belgium, so I'm using an AZERTY keyboard, and for some reason Apple has a reduced AZERTY keyboard compared to the QWERTY keyboard, some special charters like {} & [] The {can ...
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hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
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Chrome continues running even when Mac should be is asleep

I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac. I've noticed that even when I close the old intending to put my computer to sleep, Chrome continues running. I know this is the case because I ...
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It is possible to create a login which doesn't need a password

I was thinking that assigning passwords to OS X accounts is mandatory and you had to set the account to auto-login to avoid having to enter it every time. But can I also define a user account which ...
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File tree list Mac Terminal

I am trying to create a .txt file that is the output of a certain function in the terminal. So my function is to create a list of all the files that i have inside the folder TEST so what i typed was: ...
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Ducking in iMovie 10

iMovie 10 makes ducking a lot less easy... I'm trying to make interview clips automatically reduce the music, but it's making life difficult for me. Can someone please tell me how to do audio ducking ...
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How to force Spotlight to index content inside a package?

I wish to use Spotlight to search inside my Papers 3 library package (i.e., a 'bundle') as the search functionality within the application is broken and/or hamstrung. Is there any way I can force ...
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How to open a binary .dat file created with python?

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.5. If there is a way to open this type of file please explain how and what software (if any) Ineed to download.
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Can't connect to a specific server via http or ftp on macbook/imac (ok on iPhone)

More often than not I can't connect to my clients server via web and ftp, it may occasionally work (once every couple of days) but then after a couple of page requests it stops responding - it's like ...
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Best way to backup a handful of Macs?

We're a relatively small company that are seeing a need for remote managing (installing apps, updating etc) and backing up a handful of Macs, and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way ...
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Bluetooth keyboard always wants to pair

I have a MacBook Air in my office that prompts to pair to a BlueTooth keyboard every 5-10 seconds. I turned BlueTooth off/on. Made sure it is not discoverable. Restarted. Run updates. Reset PRAM. ...
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how to set mac desktop background as working terminal

I would like to set my background to a working Terminal window even when I minimize all applications. I would like to be able to write commands on desktop but I don't know if it is even possible. I ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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How to access internet on an Apple iBook G3 without Airport Card?

I got an old Apple iBook (second generation G3 if I'm not mistaken) without an Airport Card. Are there any other options to access the internet on it besides the ethernet port? Could I share the WiFi ...
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Size of my Cd-Rom (SATA)

I have a macbookPro 15'' mid 2009 and I want know which size is my cd-rom (SATA)because I have to buy this "component" where can I find this information ? My Cd-Rom is 9,5mm - SATA/SATA ?
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Migration assistant transfer programs

My 2012 Macbook is on it's last legs so I'm hopefully getting a new mac soon. I've been looking into using migration assistant to transfer my files and programs to the new machine and it sounds like a ...
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Can i delete .DS_Store? ~251 MB

Once i type the code into terminal to find out what is taking up 250 MB on my desktop, the hidden files are shown, i find a file called ".DS_Store" I'm a very cleany person, so I want to ask if I can ...
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Switch Between Windows of the Same Application

Again I'm new to Mac. I searched and found Command + ` does what I want. But I'm wondering how would I do it with a mouse? I tried hovering over the icon in the dock, but nothing happens.
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The best OS X for late 2008 MacBook?

What's the latest supported OS X for the 1181 model? Also what is the best version (performance and speed wise) for the model?
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How to take datas from apple time capsule

I have an Apple Time Capsule which takes backup of several Mac machines in my company. One of the Macs crashed and have been handed over to a service center. I need to take the backup data of the ...
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Which Mac models use more than 1 PCIe lane for USB 3 busses?

The 2013 Mac Pro uses only a single PCIe lane for all four USB 3 ports. That means aggregate bandwidth is limited to 500MBps each direction, or 1/4 of the USB 3 potential. source: Anand Tech The ...
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renamed folder becomes a file with an extension

When I create a folder and name it "test.tmp" the finder asks me if I want to add the file extension ".tmp" to my folder. When accepted, the folder changes to a document with an icon. I then can no ...
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Is there a way to show the date (in addition to time) in the OS X lock screen?

This is what the default OS X lock screen, (if you have it set to require password on wake from sleep etc.), looks like: By default it seems to only show the time in the top right-hand corner. It ...
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How can you set up a free, universal OS X-wide ‘autosave’ script?

I want to set up a free solution in OS X for a universal ‘autosave’ function (given Apple’s own solution is limited to only a few apps - at least for now), and let Dropbox do my file versioning and ...
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Imac doesn' t recognize certain colors

Am seeing this on a lot of website, and even different browsers on my iMac(Mac OS X 10.6.8) colors such as #EEEEEE, and #CCCCCC, are not displayed at all. screenshot: ^ Thats how it looks on my ...
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Need help understanding script running at startup? “osascript -e 'tell app \”ARDAgent\“ to do shell script \”say quack\“'”

STEPS TAKEN Logged into Mac this morning Noticed activity and files generated I did not initiate Ran bash history. Attached output below SETTINGS All Sharing was Off Do not use any file sharing ...
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Permanently disable “beep” with volume change?

Is there a way to permanently disable the "beeping" sound following volume changes? Just in case, I use a Macbook Air with OSX 10.9.1.
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can't get my mac pro to start

I have a new mac pro, i tried downloading apps and updates but when I restarted it forcefully, it can't start properly anymore. When I press the power button it starts up, brings the start up tone ...
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How do I do a diagonal-arrow keyboard shortcut?

Occasionally, you see a keyboard shortcut for something in an app's menus that shows a diagonal-pointing arrow (one that points 45, 135, 225, or 315 degrees) rather than your standard up, right, down, ...
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Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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Mac Calendar add shared calendar for email account with 2 letter email address

One of the meeting rooms at our new offices has a short email address (tv@ourdomain.com). The calendar sharing function only works on a search for email addresses (I can't type in an address ...
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Power Mac G5 2005 boots with flashing question mark

Upon start up there is continuous beeping and clicking resulting in a gray screen with a flashing screen ? icon. I've reset PRAM and hit the reset button on the inside. I've tried to start from ...