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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I need to take 500 screenshots at 325x200 over and over. How can I do this on a Mac quickly?

I could just do Cmd-Shift-4 and draw them out, but that would take forever and kill my hand doing that 500 times. Is there a screenshot app/utility out there for Mac that would allow me to set a ...
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Command to erase a file permanently

There is a command to erase a file without send it to the trash? I am pretty sure that i don't need some files anymore. I want to clean my storage. Do I need to send those files to the trash?
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How to use Retina display at 2048x1280 @ HighDPI?

I understand that I can get the 2048x1280 resolution through scaling, but wanted to know if I can get the retina crispy feel at a higher resolution than the "More Space" option Apple give us. I've ...
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Inbox messages not visible after upgrading to Yosemite

Since I upgraded to Yosemite on January 3rd, my Apple mail app is misbehaving. When I get new messages from gmail, they show up in the Unread and Today mail folders but not in the overall Inbox folder....
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Set Computer to Sleep Mode for Specific Amount of Time from CLI

This terminal command sets the computer to sleep mode: osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to sleep' How can I make the computer sleep for a specific amount of time, say 20 minutes? Do I need ...
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Iphone Syncing problem [duplicate]

When i tried to set up my FaceTime on my Macbook air (i got it a few years ago), all of the sudden my iTunes got messed up. They kept on asking me for verification codes. Then, when i tried to sync my ...
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What are the wireless display options for MacBook Air?

Are there any viable Wireless display solutions for MacBook Air (with Thunderbolt port). I know I can connect to HDMI-compatible TV or Monitor using cables and convertors. Is there any way I can avoid ...
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Minimized Preview windows display as “Window” after reboot

If one has documents minimized in Preview and ensures that the option "Reopen windows when logging back in" is checked on reboot, the minimized documents do not display their file name, instead they ...
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Technology behind Home Sharing

I would like to know how exactly does Apple Home Sharing work. Not the steps to use it but the technology behind it in as much detail as possible. I am mainly interested in learning about the ...
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How to find Mac admin password not reset Mac admin password

I am not a administrator and I would like to find the administrator password. I would not like to reset it however. Is there anyway to find and not reset the administrator password?
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How do I find out my Mac OSx admin password without changing it? [duplicate]

Please help me as I do not want to reset the password. I inherited this mac and I do not know the admin password but i aslo dont want to change it
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MBP 2010 15" won't boot without disconnecting power and battery

My MBP 2010 will only power-up if I disconnect power and battery, and then only connect power. When I shut it down, it'll only power up again if I remove the power first for >10 seconds. I've tried ...
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How can I forcibly shut down my Mac at an appointed time?

I'm looking for an auto shutdown app that will forcefully shut down the computer at an appointed time. The most important part of this is that the shutdown should not be cancelable (unless the ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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250G Disk space has filled up, but DiskInventory only adds up to 60Gs?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how my SD drive is filled up because I don't have any large files, especially enough to fill 250G. I used DiskInventoryX to do a map of my drive and got this, a ...
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How to execute app DVD through Terminal of recovery flash drive?

I have a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion recovery usb flash drive. It still boots but won't install Lion anymore (an error occurred during installation). I don't have a install DVD, however the MacBookPro's were ...
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Macbook pro 15 inch mid 2012 outlook 2011

I am trying to archive my old emails on my Mac. Is there any way I can archive a specific folder, including its sub-folders, from Outlook 2011 Mac? Few methods tried, please see below, but it archives ...
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Notification won't disappear!

I have a notification that wont disappear. It's on my macbook. My facetime app has a notification that wont disappear without me going into settings and clicking the badge icon. I want to delete the ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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removing authorization access to addressbook and calendar

While installing / running the first time, I authorized the app to have access to addressbook and calendar. How do I go about to revoke that permissions?
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Format usb drive into ext4 and swap partitions

I have been trying to create a model of a passive WiFi tracker by following the steps given in the following link: http://edwardkeeble.com/2014/02/passive-wifi-tracking/ One of the steps requires me ...
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JBL2 bluetooth speaker increasing MacBook Air's volume

I have a JBL2 connected to my MacBook Air. Whenever I connect the JBL via Bluetooth it increases the (previously low) volume of the Mac to a deafening maximum resulting in a nice blast that even my ...
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Wifi hangs on early 2015 MacBook Pro?

It happens regardless of what network I'm connected to. Every hour or so, the internet connection will just load forever. Nothing else changes as far as I can tell, the wifi menu still says "connected"...
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Solving an “wireless tools not found” error from airmon-ng tool

I am trying to use airmon-ng on Lion, but getting this error msg. $ sudo !! sudo airmon-ng Wireless tools not found I installed aircrack with ports. I heard it is possible to use it with lion, ...
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/Library/Spelling not found

I am a new Mac user trying to set up spelling checker for MS Office. I have downloaded the .dic & .aff files that I have to add to my /Library/Spelling folder. However, I have not managed to find ...
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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Blocking applications from terminal?

I want to disable Safari because I end up using it to waste time on sites like youtube. I use Stayfocud and Leechblock on chrome and firefox, but there isn't anything good for Safari (WasteNoTime is ...
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What is ksfetch process on Mac?

Sometimes I see a ksfetch process on my Mac. After a little googling I found out that it is Google software updater. However, there is no detailed answer i.e. what is ksfetch process used for? Is it ...
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Lost all previous notes after upgrade to El Capitan

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan (MacBook Pro, Late 2011, 16GB RAM) and the Notes app is gone! All the notes for 3 years and the App. I've spent hours on the phone with Apple techs, but it is ...
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How to ensure connections to certain hosts are routed via ethernet?

We have a mac that acts as a CI-server. It needs to connect to our git-repositories which can only be connected to via ethernet. All other servers, apple.com, github.com, etc. need to be connected ...
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My Mac freezes when using Safari

I am using a Mac with OSX Snow Leopard. Sometimes I am playing some media through Safari and my Mac freezes. I basically cannot do anything. The trackpad does not work anymore as well as the keyboard....
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Change Mac App Store download location? [duplicate]

I currently have a Windows partition installed on my Mac, for CptS reasons, and since that took up a majority of my storage space, I've been using an external hard drive to save documents and whatnot. ...
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How to add paragraph symbol

I send a friend w/o a Mac some paragraphs & they disappear in the sending, so I'd like to include the paragraph symbol at the start of each paragraph so she can see where they go. How do I do that ...
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MacOSX cpu/mem monitor in system tray (menu bar)

I would like to monitor CPU and memore usage in realtime with charts on a Mac OS X system tray (menu bar). Is there a utility that provides such functionality?
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Photos count problem iphone

I have an iPhone 6 where in the photos app it shows I have 2300 images. However, whenever I plug the usb to the windows based computer to copy paste it the total of the images is just 1500. Where ...
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Auto sum of daily sales on a monthly range

Given a table of monthly sales where one row contains one sale but one date can have multiple rows as follow: Date Earnings 2016-04-12 USD 10.00 2016-04-12 USD 56.00 2016-04-12 ...
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MacBook 12" mirroring on iMac

I have an old MacBook Air, which, when using Thunderbolt cable, I am able to mirror the screen on my iMac. However, I cannot do the same for my newer MacBook 12". Any ideas?
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How long does a contact show as “Recent”?

If I send an e-mail to a contact, how long will it show as "recent"? I wonder because when I look at one of my contacts, it has an option at the bottom of the screen that says "Remove from Recents", ...
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Converting to .PDF and keeping original name — what am I doing wrong?

I have been piecing together what little I have learned of Automator along with pieces I've found in tutorials, but cannot seem to get this to work! If I test this as a workflow using a file from "Get ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Force Quitting the current application?

Instead of pressing Command + Option + Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu, is there a way that I can force quit the application that I'm currently using directly?
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Can't find mail from Mac Mail after moving to new mail service

I moved my email account over to Gmail from another service. The original service was POP-based and I had the account set up in Mac Mail. In order to use Gmail, I had to deactivate and rename the ...
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2015 MacBook Air display awake while lid closed

I want my late 2015 MacBook Air to remain awake when the lid is closed. I have tried Caffeine, Stay Awake, and Theine, as well as changing my power saving settings to 'never' but nothing seems to work....
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MacBook Mail Issue

I added an new Gmail account to my Mac OS X Mail app in the Dock and it says it's there except I don't get email from that particular account. I opened up the setting for the email and this image is ...
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Finder finds same file on my Mac but not on server share

I copied a file to a server share but the Finder does not show it if I search for it there. It is the same file, containing the word "Trikorfo", and the Finder finds it on my desktop, but not on the ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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How to display zero value as blank cell in mac numbers 3.1

How do I display zero value as blank cell in mac numbers 3.1 yet maintain a formula. I want a running balance column that only shows balance to the line of the last entry like a checkbook register. ...
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Stop Mail from downloading attachments automatically

How to stop Mail.app (version 7.0) on my Mac OSX 10.9 from downloading attachments automatically. I have setup my Gmail account, and I want to be given an option to download attachments instead of ...
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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Free alternative to Focus?

I use Stayfocus'd (for Chrome) and Selfcontrol currently to boost my productivity. On Stayfocusd, I've blocked multiple domains to restrict myself. For example I blocked *harvard so I can't access ...
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...