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 to understand if a customer mac is retina display?

A customer of mine is not able to say if she owns a Retina Display. She sent this info: 15-inch (1680 x 1050) NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB graphics Can I understand from it, if she owns a retina ...
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My Mac account is completely blocked

I recently had some problem with my account that I use on a regular basis. After logging in, my Mac blocks completely showing the spinning color wheel everywhere I click to open something. Finally I ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions [closed]

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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Format harddisk partition to fix 'invalid key length' error

My MacBook's Mac os x doesn't boot, and doing a Disk repair results in a message of 'invalid key length' error. What I planned to do is, use the disk utility to back up the Mac partition and then ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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Does OSX slow over time like windows does? [closed]

For a long time I was under the impression that OSX was not as vulnerable as windows to slowing over time - for example it is common knowledge that you should reinstall windows once per year, but I've ...
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WWDC videos on Mac

I've downloaded a few of the WWDC videos on my iPad using the WWDC app. I've also marked some of the videos as favourites. Can I access these videos on my Mac, maybe from iTunes? I found the videos ...
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What versions of the OS X support Safari 6?

Our webapp requires Safari 6.0 or higher. What versions of OS X support Safari 6 or higher?
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
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Multiple folders and duplicate email not wanted in mac mail

I am trying to figure out why my Mac Mail program is duplicating emails (like 25-30 of the same email) in the sent folder as well as duplicating my mail accounts and their archives in several ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Google Chrome?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.114. When using Mozilla Firefox, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Google Chrome, it does not work. ...
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What's the difference between “Empty Trash” and “Secure Empty Trash”

I suddenly notice an option called Secure Empty Trash. While Empty Trash is normally gotten by pressing Right Click on the Trash icon, for Secure Empty Trash, we have to only press Command button at ...
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Would the new HandOff app in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite work on iOS 7?

First of all, I have an iPhone 4, meaning I can't upgrade anymore to iOS 8. I would really like to use the "Handoff" and I have a mac (Mid-2011). It can upgrade to Yosemite the new OS X. Can my Mac ...
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Keeping column width in Finder

Is there a way to keep the columns width settings? Every time I open Finder, the columns width default back to whatever OS X's setting.
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Is there a way to enter Emoji just by typing?

I just found out that I can type (y) and get the upward likey thumb (in iMessages). Now is there a way to type any emoticon? It might also be just by typing it's unicode.
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Conditions for repair at Apple Store

Last time I was in an Apple Store, they suggested they could repair the Super Drive on my MacBook Pro (2010) when I next came in. Of course, it is out of warranty, so there will be a charge. But, are ...
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Automator or Applescript for custom script to download bank statements?

What's the best tool to script to automate downloading statements from my bank and credit card companies' website in each of their statement download area? All banks, credit card companies, and ...
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Will my files be deleted if I update OS X?

I have version 10.6.8 now but it says that its too old when I try to buy some apps..
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Configure keyboard combination to switch apps

Command-Tab displays app list to switch between them, well nice feature. But can I customise this keyboard combination to use a single key to accomplish application switching?
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I can no longer use my Kingston DTSE9 flash drive because it is 'write-protected'. How can I remove the write-protection?

Disk Utility won't allow me to Erase or Repair the drive, it will only let me verify it. Clicking on Disk Partition, I get the following message: This partition cannot be modified. This disk is not ...
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My project has disappeared from iMovie — can you help me get it back?

I have been working on a project on iMovie and yesterday I opened iMovie to continue working on it but I can't find it. It says I have two projects but it only shows me one project and I am freaking ...
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What is Macports?

So, I've read the documentation on Macports. As described: MacPorts is an easy to use system for compiling, installing, and managing open source software. MacPorts may be conceptually divided into ...
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Change volume on a multi output device - Mac

;) I have a small problem... When creating a multi output device in the application "MIDI" on the mac, i don't have any problems at all. Now i want to make Videos (YouTube) and wanted to output the ...
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Running Mac OS X in non-apple hardware [duplicate]

I want to know if its "legal" to run Mac OS X in non apple hardware. If not, what is the point of having to run Mac OS X in a apple hardware, when apple hardware is running Mac OS X already.
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Verbose Boot after crashed program on Macbook Pro

I had recently installed Google Drive on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it kept crashing my computer to the point where it would not start. I deleted Google Drive in Single User ...
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2 Mac Mini Server in a restored RAID 1 config and question mark folder at boot

We have two identical Mac Mini servers (let's call them A and B) running OS X Lion with two 500 Gb HD. Using a Thunderbolt cable, a RAID 1 matrix was creating using three HDs (2 from A, 1 from B) with ...
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Syntax for rsync's exclude-from option

I am trying to write a script that will copy my music to a SD card. I would like to skip the Podcast and Automatically Add to Library directories. I wrote a txt file called 'exclude.txt' which has ...
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Recover Ruby original state

I accidentally messed up with my Ruby files, both in the Ruby.framework and library/ruby/ (trying to install foundation) and now, it is causing conflict; I am unable to create foundation because SASS ...
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What is CUPS on port 631?

I recently ran an NMAP scan of my Mac's open ports and discovered port 631 (ipp) was open. Intrigued, I saw it was for the CUPS web interface, and after enabling it I found it had something to do with ...
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MAC hanged when submitting app

I've submitted my first app to Apple and waiting for approval. My MAC was hanged while I was submitting. I needed to restart MAC. After restarting, the state of app on iTunes connect was 'Waiting For ...
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What is the difference between 'Application' and 'Process' in OS X?

As I increasingly dabble with AppleScript and OS X tweaking in general, I arrive at this question: What is the difference between these two words in terms of OS X's inner operations - e.g. do some ...
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Folders disappeared after I did something

I was playing with the class templates for Xcode, and came down to this git and try to make my own from it as this is 2years old. And when I used this template, it never asked me for any details and ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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Automatic download of top apps from iTunes App Store in iTunes

Is there a script or other way to have iTunes download the top (free) apps (in all categories, or specific category) from the app store, like once a week or day?
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How do I prevent keyboard shortcuts being synced from my iPhone to my Mac?

I use some keyboard shortcuts on my iPhone. This helps a lot, e.g. when typing gn which is replaced by Good night!. These shortcuts are synchronised to my Mac via iCloud. On my Mac I use TextExpander ...
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New Hard Drive Install Failure

I got a problem with my 2012 Mac Book Pro, I'm trying to install a new 750 Go Sata 3 with 7200 t/min WD Black in it. The problem is when i try to reinstall OSx Mountain Lion on it, it didn't find the ...
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How to make bootable ISO of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD on Windows

I have tried ISOBuster and IMG Burn but I can't seem to make a Mac compatible ISO? All I can see is the boot camp partition (900MB) in both Windows and Linux. When I try and boot the ISO in VirtualBox ...
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Do the 'OS X Beta Seed Program' updates wipe your existing OS install?

I've joined the OS X Beta Seed Program but am not sure about this detail. Does it upgrade 'in place' and all your countless system tweaks and customizations are kept in tact, or does it do a 'fresh' ...
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Using visudo to edit sudoers on Mac

I have managed to make the sudoers file on my Mac erorr. eg. $ sudo visudo >>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 45 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 45 sudo: no ...
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How to re-install an OS on Mac

My friend has a Mac book pro. I'm afraid I know nothing else about it. For reasons unknown, and I dare not ask, she decided to rub a magnet over it, beside the touch pad. She heard a strange noise, ...
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How to share a folder and only this folder?

I have a Mavericks installed Mac, and want to share a folder called Data which placed in /Users/Sato/Data with another windows 7 PC. So I followed a post to setup shared folder, and it works. But I ...
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Is there setting for how long a tooltip can be displayed?

Often Tooltips disappear before I am able to read the entire contents of the Tooltip. Ideally, I would like a way to set Tooltips to go away only AFTER I have moved the mouse, rather than the 5 ...
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Promise pegasus 4x2TB Disk upgrade [closed]

I have a promise Pegasus with 4x2TB Hitachi disks, would it work with any (or some specific 4x4TB disks?
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How do I delete everything off my Mac?

I have an old Mac that I want to sell. I have the 2 instalation disks but don't know what to do with them. OS X version 10.5.8 Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
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Software recommendations for locking down a OS X based school computer lab

I am installing a computer lab with 25 brand new iMacs. I would like to secure the machines to prevent students from tampering with them. Some of the things I'd like to prevent including making ...
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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Moving a window between Spaces with Slate

I'm currently using Slate as my main TWM but the only thing missing is moving app between spaces with key bindings. I don't want to use the mouse, I know I can drag and drop the window and I can ...
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Strange word in Terminal Bash Prompt [duplicate]

When I launch terminal I'm greeted with: Last login: Thu May 1 15:36:29 on ttys000 fib:~ nyx$ What is fib and why is it there? Will be great if help can be provided to troubleshoot this...
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How to import from OneNote on Windows to the Mac edition of OneNote?

I have been working on Windows 7 with Microsoft OneNote 2010. I have a huge amount of work store in OneNote. I need to open those notebooks in OneNote running on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, which has been ...