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How to set brightnes for multiple thunderbolt displays at the same time using keys on apple keyboard

Is there a way to set the brightness for all displays (thunderbolt displays) connected to a mac using thunderbolt syncroniously. If I chnage the brightness using F1/F2 on my Mac Wireless Keyboard. ...
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eMac stuck - won't boot, won't eject disc

I was upgrading from Jaguar 10.2.4 to Tiger 10.4.8 on my creaky old eMac. Inserted the Install disk. When it restarted, I got the chime and Apple logo, then it aborted and a bunch of (to me) ...
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how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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Mac USB Netboot

On Macintosh iMac I am trying to initiate the boot from USB and then finish from a Network DMG. Passing these kernel parameters start the process, but it always fails with a RPC error. -v rd=*enet ...
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Creating Reports in database app so Field Names are displayed in first left column instead in the first row

I tried OpenOffice database app. but could not manage to get Report displaying data in a following manner: Field Names in one column(on the left), data in the rows (on the right). Instead Field Names ...
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App to change pitch of the sound coming out from the mac

I use a mac retina and want to change the pitch coming out of my mac. Its like if I am listening to music, I can up the pitch (like in garage band) and make it sound like a chipmunk singing. Is there ...
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How can I put my image of a drive onto a new partition on a Mac? [closed]

My friend has a Mac which suffered some sort of hard drive failure. I'm not sure if it is a hardware failure, the filesystem is corrupted, or both. We tried 'repair' in Disk Utility and it said it ...
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login screen background image messed up

a few days ago i was trying to change the login screen background on my mac. This is not the lock screen, its the screen which appears first when the mac is started. I remember i had copied 4 files ...
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Mac internal trackpad and keyboard not working on Yosemite [closed]

I have found some threads describing this problem on Google, but none of them provided an (working) answer. I have installed beta of Yosemite on my MBA (2013). I made no back-ups, but it's my ...
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2008 White Macbook Video Issues

I have a 2008 White Macbook that turns on, shows the apple screen perfectly fine, then boots and the backlight shuts off. If you look very carefully, you can see the screen and everything still ...
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Optical usb mouse is not responding [duplicate]

I got a optical usb mouse and i plug it in my macbook pro. I could see the light of my mouse but i could not move the courser in the screen.
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Make iMac file structure more like windows

I am a web developer that works for a company and I am looking to make my Mac feel more like windows. I am having trouble navigating the file system, I am colorblind and the files are all blue and ...
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Multiple screen presentation Keynote

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I want to realize different slide for screen 1 and 2 (or one single slide that fill correctly each screen with different contents). The content ...
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Applescript and Outlook - can't get all occurrences of repeating events

I'm trying to export a list of all the events in my Outlook Calendar into a text file using the following code: set eventDetails to "" set currentDate to current date set yearFromNow to currentDate + ...
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Macintosh HD no longer shown in ⌥-boot menu after creating partition in Boot Camp

Today I was in Boot Camp Windows 7 creating a partition from some free space for Time Machine backups (I know this isn't the best way to store backups, but that's not the problem). I clicked to create ...
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OSX 10.9: GCC standalone (non-admin)

I have a Mac Mini at home, with my own administrator account. My school provides MacBook Airs. I have XCode installed on the Mini, but I only use the command line extensions-- GCC, G++, etc. I don't ...
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Closing other tabs in terminal on Mac?

I am using iTerm2, but I wouldn't mind switching back to the original terminal for just this feature. I open hundreds of SSH tabs every day and often end up working after a while only working on 1 ...
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Dual boot Kali with Mac

I want to dual my Macbook with Mavericks 10.9.4 and Kali 1.0.8. I have downloaded the Kali .iso and "burnt" it to a USB stick using the dd command from in Terminal. I have partitioned my hard drive ...
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Button labels missing from security confirmation for installer

When trying to install software and prompted for username and password, button labels are missing as well as the stored username:
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What do each of the files do inside of an iPhoto Library?

Inside my iPhoto library, there are many files and directories. -rw-r--r--@ 1 kevin staff 3.9M Jul 10 21:10 AlbumData.xml drwxr-xr-x 2 kevin staff 68B Dec 23 2013 Attachments drwxr-xr-x ...
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Is there any way to use iBooks author like pages/numbers/keynote on icloud?

I use iBook author for my school projects and need to collaborate with my group members. Is there any way we can do so like using icloud or google drive? It will be very helpful if it can display ...
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Can I control my Mac with my iPhone — over Bluetooth?

There are about nine thousand apps that will allow me to use my iPhone to control my Mac over wifi. I just moved, and I don't have an internet connection in the new place yet. Additionally, I can't ...
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External audio interface for mac

I have a macbook with only one audio input/output. This is highly annoying. Is there anything I can buy that would allow me to have both input and output? I know I can use USB headphones, but I'd ...
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How to remove Italian browser ramsonware? Arma dei Carabinieri - Attenzione! Il Suo computer personale è stato bloccato per

I've a MacBook Pro and Mavericks. My browsers are blocked by ramsonware. It asks 100 $/Euro and says that your computer is blocked by the Italian cops and constantly redirects you to a fake page. ...
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Transferring a single folder from a Time Machine to a different Mac

Recently, I purchased a new MacBook and I wanted to transfer files from the old one to the new one. I used Time Machine to back up all my files from the old Mac. Is it possible to retrieve not the ...
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On-screen text unexpectedly read to me, despite Voiceover (Mac) being disabled

On Mavericks, I have Voiceover turned off in both Accessibility settings and Users & Groups. In the past week, Voiceover has started occasionally reading small bits of text to me, seemingly ...
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how to not show two version app when open file in mac osx?

I copy OSX system with another SSD, and when want open file, you can see following, that means I can open file with the application in deprecated osx, but I want keep osx for restore oneday. how not ...
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How To Change Default Installation location on Macbook?

I have an external drive, and to install a certain app I have to put it on the external drive due to lack of room on my hard drive. The application tells me i can change the default installation path ...
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What does the @ sign and the number next to it mean in ls -l display?

I got the following output when I apply ls -l command in my Mac OS X Mavericks for an image file: I understand what does -rw-r--r-- mean. But what does the @ sign and the number next to it mean? Is ...
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Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
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Run script when I connect something to the line in port?

I'm connecting my phone to my mac via the line in port to listen to podcasts. I'm using the app LineIn to do this and I was wondering whether there was anyway I could have: My audio input be set to ...
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How to get rid of the circular speech commands thing?

This thing has appeared, hovering obtrusively over my desktop (Mountain Lion): I don't know how it got there. Presumably I pressed some key combination by accident. But I can't for the life of me ...
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dpkg.pm @INC dpkg-scanpackages / > Packages

I am running Max OS X 10.9 Installed: -Xcode 5 (latest version) -Fink -MacPorts -Xcode Command Line Tools -Theos I have a shell script running Dpkg-scanpackages debs / > Packages But i am ...
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email address problem [closed]

My emails come in with strange foreword: To: bull firstname.lastname@business.com how do I edit the 'bull' part out - its no where in my emails, or set up! Please let me know if you have any ...
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Window corners don't render properly

I have recently noticed that some of my windows have weird looking corners. It's like they are missing dark pixels right on the edge. It doesn't always happen, some windows seem to be 'immune' - ...
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Cannot uninstall third party softwares in mac

I installed software which was downloaded from net But when i tried to uninstall this app in mac, i searched in finder but nothing shows to uninstall. But this app is in installation list How ...
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Login Mac Using LanRev and AppleScript

Is there a way that I can execute a script on selected Macs with LanRev (Absolute Manage) installed when they are at the login screen to automate the logon process using AppleScript? Currently I have ...
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Connecting to mac mini through xSession

I have encounter this problem when I was trying to help my friend who want to learn iOS programming but at the moment cant afford to buy a Mac. I have Macbook and Mac Mini. I was avid use of linux in ...
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Battery Issue - Low level issue

I have installed Xubunto instead of Machintosh on my MacBook Pro machine, when i close the screen the apple lamp on the back of my laptop doesn't goes off, and the laptop runs out of power. how can i ...
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DMG or Package Installer

If I need to download an App, what method of installer should I prefer DMG or Package Installer? Which has greater advantage.
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Can I capture Spotlight input and use it in another process?

I'd like to capture everything I type into Spotlight and use the text as input for a script, possibly a new instance of a Services workflow. From that point of course anything is possible; the most ...
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iMac shutting down when trying to install downloaded updates from Apple

My iMac keeps shutting down when I try to install the downloaded updates. It gets to "optimizing" level and shuts down.
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Transferring apps from computer to iPhone 4S

I purchased a couple of apps on my Mac app store and wondered how I then transfer these over to my iPhone 4S to save having to pay for them again? I have synced my phone and Mac iTunes but nothing has ...
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MacBook with Windows keyboard

Problem occurs when pressing the @ and the " keys. They seem to be mapped to each other, so @ -> " and " -> @. The system preferences allow modifier keys to be re-mapped but not these two. Can it be ...
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Storage only shows “Other” + Fluctuating storage

I have a late 2009 Mac, and my storage keeps depleting in front of my eyes. Despite disabling local snapshots on time machine, searching for numerous apps to figure out where the space is going, ...
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Can Apple Mac's bind to two domains in two separate forests?

Is there anyway natively or with third party extension to bind a Mac so that it can search two domains for Authentication? We have two forests each with one domain in them. In Active Directory terms ...
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Macs running Mavericks break permissions periodically

I work for a college in the UK. We have around 60 Macs on site for which I am responsible for managing. Ever since we upgraded them to Mavericks, we've been experiencing a very strange problem with ...
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How can I set external display as primary and turn off internal display without connected MagSafe power cable?

When I connected MagSafe power cable to Mac and close lid, secondary display become a primary and dock migrate to it. But when I disconnected MagSafe power cable - the primary and secondary monitors ...
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How to uninstall wget

I recently installed wget on my Mac using the instructions listed here: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/22/install-wget-mac-os-x/ and lorcan's instructions here: How do I get "wget" for Snow ...
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How can I mirror one Mac's screen to another?

Here's the situation: I have a MacBook Air that I'd like to mirror the display (and audio) of to a Mac Mini, via WiFi. It is completely possible to mirror the MacBook Air to an Apple TV (using ...