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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My MacBook Air won't connect to wifi

I bought a new MacBook Air and was able to connect to the internet at first but now it won't connect. I have other devices as well as other computers on wifi but my Mac won't connect. When I try and ...
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rEFIt boot changed after update to Yosemite

I was using rEFIt to work with Ubuntu with my Mac. After the upgrade to Yosemite I had a problem with rEFIt. I found the following solution on ubuntuforums.org but rEFIt still didn't work: cd ...
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Use iphone or android as external mic for macbook using bluetooth

Is there a way I can use an iPhone/Android phone as an external microphone for my Mac? Ideally without a cable i.e. bluetooh/wifi. Edit: Since this hasn't been answered yet, I would be okay with ...
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Input freezes shorty after wakeup or accessing computer after period of time

Accessing the computer after a period of time freezes shortly, especially from the login screen after it has gone to sleep. It is unresponsive for a short period of time (probably 30 seconds). It ...
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Change MySQL Norton-Firewall Settings

When I was enabling MySQL on Mac and I was prompted by Norton with a message saying if I wanted to Allow any computer to connect, local computers, or keep firewall settings. I would like to edit ...
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Do all Macs come with iLife apps?

I bought a Mac that is only a few months old. My understanding was that it is supposed to come with iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) either preinstalled or available as a "free" download in the ...
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Files not showing in Finder, Mid-2014 Macbook Pro, OS X Yosemite

Recently my Finder crashed when I was doing some Terminal work, and I ended up having to force-quit it. Since then, my Finder isn't showing any of my files or folders, apart from the ones on my ...
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Mac OS X Terminal - While True Do - Can you stop automatically under desired conditions?

Currently I am using a following command: while true; do python [file]; sleep X; done I was wondering if I can stop the loop if the result prints a word that I'm looking for. Plus is it possible to ...
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How can i reset my Terminal?

just some time ago i installed the OS X Server app on my mac and since this day it always appears server as the chosen directory in my terminal. But because i dont really like the Server application ...
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Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?

I'm currently using 2 screens for work and I CMD-Tab a lot. But I always have to move the mouse to the other screen. Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?
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How to quick launch an app in the Dock via a keyboard shortcut?

In windows, it is easier to do cause there's shortcut via win+1 or ..., I'm wondering that I could do about the Mac, I did not find any stuff like that.
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How can I work in other applications while using PowerPoint presenter view on mac?

In Windows it is possible to switch between and work with open applications when PowerPoint is open in presenter view. In this mode, the audience sees only the PowerPoint presentation, while you use ...
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How to simulate slow internet connections on the mac

What's a good software solution to slow down internet connections on the mac for testing and simulations? My primary need is when testing code in the iPhone / iOS simulator, so slowing down the ...
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Mac Pro 10.7 - aftermarket dvd drive hangs on restart

Drive works fine, but on restart or after a required restart from app installation - the OS looks for CD in drive. Mac will not get to the login screen. It hangs and i can see a green light on dvd ...
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Permanently pair Mac with iPhone

I have paired a new Macbook Air with my iPhone, however after the Mac is rebooted, it asks me to confirm pairing. Is this a bug in Lion, or can it be permanently paired? Similar issue with a mouse, ...
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Mountain Lion reboots while connection to iPad 3

I have installed Mountain Lion recently. I have been using 4th generation iPod Touch for development, and it was working fine. Once I had to debug something on iPad 3, the OS reboots every time I ...
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Change mac menu bar color

Is there a way to change the color or appearance of the mac menu bar from the standard gray?
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Time Tracker on Mac that Imports Data

I used to use Rescue-Time, which was a generally good time/productivity tracker, but its reliance on the cloud is frustrating. I have more than two years of time stored, and can export it as a .csv. ...
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How can I run Windows applications on a MacBook Pro?

I have a friend that wants to buy a Mac Book Pro and he has some windows applications that he needs to run. He doesn't want to buy the applications again. Can he run the Windows applications on his ...
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iTunes Store Back/Forward Keyboard Shortcuts don't work if changed

FYI: on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running OS 10.10.3 Yosemite, with plenty of RAM & Drive space. using iTunes 12.1.2.27 (everything is up-to-date as far as i know). when browsing the iTunes ...
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How to check whether my Intel-based Mac is 32-bit or 64-bit

The title pretty much says it all, I need to know because I want to install new software that has these two versions, and I need to know which one to install.
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Geolocation on Mac Pro

Our Mac Pro is showing our old address as the location. How do we get it to change to new address? We have switched on and off, reset and it still not working.
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Unable to connect to a server over VPN

Usually a straight forward question but this one has a twist. I can connect my MacBook to a work server over VPN with any wifi connection no problem, other than my wifi at home. That suggests it's ...
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Optimal Mac setup for web designer/developer? [closed]

I’m ready to upgrade my hardware but in a dilemma over what to buy, since I’m not completely sure what I need. I have a feeling that I’m going to throw money at a setup which will end up being serious ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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Restarting automatically

My macbook pro automatically restarting and it shows your computer restarted because of a problem... How can I solve this problem?
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Making an app window smaller on a mac

When I open some apps, the window for the app is huge. I know I can resize the window by going to bottom right and corner and using mouse. I was just wondering is there some quicker way using keys ...
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Why can't I edit a Numbers spreadsheet I created?

I have a small spreadsheet I created in Numbers. But when I click in the spreadsheet, there is no cursor and I can't edit anything. Could anyone tell me why this might be? Numbers 3.5.2 MacBook Air ...
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iPod 5th generation is not syncing to my mac OS X

I've had my mac several months (purchased used) and just downloaded iTunes on it this past weekend when I purchased my iPod touch 5th generation. I had only like 14 songs on there that were puchased ...
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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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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine

Google Play Music Manager app (GPMM) doesn't allow connecting to more than 2 accounts from the same machine. Apparently they limit it based on the MAC address of your network adapter. I tried to ...
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How do I use task manager on a MAC using a PC Keyboard

Basically how do I 'control, alt, delete' But with a MAC computer, but using a Microsoft Keyboard? What other short cuts are there, like for instance, 'Alt F4' or 'Alt tab' but with a Microsoft ...
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Cannot boot Mac OS X Yosemite due to libJPEG.dylib

My Macbook Air 2014 does not boot to login and it freezes. This picture below is captured in verbose mode (from Command+V). I have no idea how to solve this. What I did before this happen is ...
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Playhead info for imported video clips is static/constant in iMovie 9 as I scroll over the clips. Is it possible to make it display correct info?

I have been importing videos clips from a SD card to iMovie 09. These clips are analyzed for animal behavior and the timing information for a specific event is critical for proper analyses. Most of ...
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Tips to speed up a Mac Mini?

I recently purchased a used MacMini3,1 (Late 2009) with a 2.26 Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and 2 GB of memory. The seller shipped it to me with Snow Leopard installed, and it ran smooth and fast. I ...
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Removing right-command as “show desktop”

I just got my Mac several months ago, and set my right-command as show desktop shortcut. Now, I want to remove it, but I totally forget how to remove this silly thing. I have checked several places as ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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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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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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I want to backup my Mac partition, including the OS, so that I can use the backup to restore my hard drive to its current state

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu (14.04) of my Mac running OS X 10.10.3. I want to make sure that I can use my backup to fix any issues I might have dual-booting. I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used: cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Quickly rearrange Finder icons without sorting

How to arrange the icons in Finder to the topleft, i.e. to fill in the holes, without changing the order? The button "Clean up" does no work because the icons are already in grids. The "Clean up by" ...
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How do I make a window stay on top of other windows without using third party software?

I simply can't believe one needs to download an app to be able to pin the Terminal window on top of another application. Please help me figure this out. I am frustrated and confused as to why Apple ...
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Photo wrong thumbnail

In the Finder of my mac, it often happens that some photos in a folder are displaying wrong previews. The set of photos which have this problem is random and unpredictable: sometimes among 10 photos ...
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Why does handBrake rotate my original videos?

tl;dr stop hanbrake from rotating my original videos once it compresses them. I know that similar questions about rotating have been asked, but they are more in the lines of "how do I rotate a ...
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Changing dots per inch (DPI) in Powerpoint Office 2011 for Mac

I want to increase the resolution of my images in PowerPoint for (2011 for Mac). In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save and from there you can change the dpi...here's a fuzzy screen ...
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How do i fully delete an old account so that it stops asking for updates?

My ex-partner had an account on my Mac. When we broke up, we deleted his account. However, some of the applications that he has downloaded keep asking for updates. I cannot delete these apps, as it ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not detected

One of my Macs has a very unusual issue. It is unable to detect USB keyboard and mouse like it used to do before. What I have done so far: Tested USB ports - found 1 dead USB Tried connecting ...
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How to add watermark to all video files in a folder? (Mac, mencoder, terminal)

Is there a way to add watermark to all (mp4) video files in a folder. I have like 1000 videos in one folder and It'll take a long time to change one by one manually - so, maybe, there is some kind of ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...