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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Can a Macbook 4,1 use 64bit architecture?

I have a Macbook 4,1 running Mac OS X 10.7, and I need to install the MESA program, that only works on 64bit machines. Running uname tells me that my mac is working in 32bit mode, and a quick search ...
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how to prevent mac from changing the order of desktops

You may encountered the situation in which mac changes the order of desktops based on some events like alerts on a program or a web page in browser. How could I disable this logical change? Note: I'm ...
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Mail attachement problem

I have a problem with mail application. Using it from OS X when I send mail including an attachment like image, pdf or any oder document and if my recipient reads the mail on windows devices, they ...
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How do I stop my iMessages appearing on my MacBook Air?

I updated my MacBook Air to El Capitain (OS X 10.11) I would rather not have my messages appearing on my Mac when others are using it. I have tried System Preferences but I cannot find the Accounts ...
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How to prevent holding fn key from downloading Enhanced Dictation?

I use my Macbook Pro with an external keyboard when coding, so I can use function keys as normal function keys for use with and IDE when coding. This means in order to adjust brightness and volume I ...
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Alternative ways to update apps via App Store [duplicate]

So I'm trying to update from Xcode 7.0.1 to Xcode 7.1 from the App Store. Xcode 7.1 is one of the my available updates. I use the latest EL Capitan 10.11.1. I click the UPDATE button for Xcode 7.1 it ...
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I can't export shared photos from Photos. Why not?

This seems like it should be the most basic of functions. I have some shared photos in Photos. They were taken by someone else and shared with me on iCloud. I can see them all on my Mac. But I ...
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Thunderbolt 3 compatible with Apple Thunderbolt Display

Is it possible to connect a Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac (I know there isn't one at present) with the 2011 Apple Thunderbolt Display? I'm just curious. Maybe there's an adapter which works?
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Unable to change function keys like before

In the past versions of Mac OS X, I used to be able to change the function keys behavior. But now that option is no longer. Does anyone know how to do it now? (Yosemite 10.10.5) Using a Razer ...
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Mac doesn't go into sleep mode

Sometimes my mac mini doesn't go into standby after the inactivity time specified in system settings. This happened with Yosemite, and continues to happen with El Capitan. Quite sure, there is some ...
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Slow Mac Mini Performance [closed]

Mac Mini suddenly becomes slow and takes a long time to boot. But it runs fine if I clear the PRAM (by pressing Command+Option+P+R) at the system startup. But it becomes slow if i put my Mac on sleep ...
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Why can I no longer send messages to non iMessage users from my Mac? Their names appear in red

I had no problem with this until today. And I read that I should go to Settings -> Messages -> Text Message Forwarding but i don't see Text Message Forwarding.
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MacBook Pro 2014 not booting after El Capitan 10.11 update

I seem to be having this weird issue where my MacBook won't boot up after installing the OS X 10.11, El Capitan, update. It goes to the login screen and once I login the bar freezes and I can't go ...
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Where did the “favorites” tab go?

Normally there is a "favorites" tab on the left side where I can easily navigate from folder to folder...where did it go? Not sure if this is just me being stupid and accidentally disabling it, or ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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Can not access network with Mac OS X 10.10.5 Proxifier info sf_connect_out xx allready connected

After I left for a while, the Mac locked screen. When I got back and logged in again, the Proxifier's connections area shows this info: Lots of apps on my Mac including Chrome, Safari, Evernote, ...
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Can't see my hard drive and can't repair it [duplicate]

I can't see my hard drive on my desktop but I can see it on the left of my disc utility window , I can't click the verify button or the repair ...😟 Is there a way to repair it before I format it ? ...
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Couldn't open any java .jar application file after installing OSX Capitan

I couldn't open any java .jar application file after installing OSX El Capitan.The only message after opening always is: Java-Jar-File "ABC.jar" couldn't be opened. I installed both jdk1.8.0_65.jdk ...
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Unable to place folder or file to left border of desktop

Unable to place folder or file to left border of desktop. See video bellow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xij6ybzcins I have last version of OS X El Capitan. How to fix this bug?
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Can't start Mac in Recovery Mode

When I start it, hold alt, then choose "Recovery 10.11" it takes about 50 minutes for the waiting bar to fill. After that, nothing happens (I tried leaving it up for about about 10 hours and 36 ...
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Will El Capitan update slow down my macbook pro (Early 2011) [closed]

I am curious about upgrading my macbook pro early 2011 Yosemite to El Capitan. I have read all over the internet about it being a benefit or a dud. I would like to hear from the community of ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2012 Retina Screen Flicker

Basically as it says in the title, whenever I use my computer the screen flickers and it's unusable. This isn't just when I log into one account, this is on startup, login, while using the computer, ...
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Can Macs connect to VPNs with MS-CHAPv2?

I've been provided directions with how to connect to a VPN on a remote server, but it's just one of those simple "Connect to network, VPN, etc." wizards from Microsoft Windows that establishes a VPN ...
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Web cam sharing in MacOS X

There is a very strange behaviour with Mac Os that i give access to web cam to multiple application like Skype and Face time .where as windows does not allow this ,any answers ??
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Assign shortcut to change scale factor for specified application?

So I found this neat app on the web called "Glueprint". It allows you to quickly create a mockup by overlaying a desired image over the screen. The only problem is that it doesn't allow you to adjust ...
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Can't change Finder background image

I can't change my background image in Finder! I keep dragging the image over, but it just doesn't seem to work, and I don't really know why. It's just a regular JPEG, but the same thing happens with a ...
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Boot from USB in macbook pro mid 2012

I have removed everything from my macbook pro. Now, how can choose USB as a startup disk? I tried using option "SHIFT" keys also cmd+R. Nothing is working. How can I solve it? I am using Mid 2012 ...
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Notification when like own photo shared album

When i post a photo in my shared album and i like that photo nothing happens. Nobody in that group gets an notification or someting.. But someone else can like the photo and than works the ...
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Keyboard shortcut (App Shortcut) taken? Cannot use “^Z”

When I try to add a Shortcut like this System Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts->App Shortcuts->+->Some title-> I cannot use ^Z as Keyboard Shortcut. It is automatically replaced by Shift ...
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Lost dock and finder menu [duplicate]

My Mac has lost its dock and finder menu bar It boots up apparently fine, logs in, but is then gives me a blank screen - as in a desktop background image but no desktop interaction elements. The ...
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How to restart or shutdown a Mac when it says app running but cannot force quit the app?

I have a Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.4, and I am trying to either to restart or shutdown this Mac. But it will say the app VLC Player is running, but if I right click the VLC icon at the ...
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Safari private navigation session

Is there any way to stay logged when pressing open in new tabs in safari private mode ? For example if I'm logged to Facebook in tab A an I use Open in new tabs then I will have to sign into ...
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Didn't get a response from the Apple Software Update Center? / Can't load data from the Apple Software Update server

The past few days I 've been encountering this problem. When I search for updates through the Mac App Store, there comes a pop - up window. Either this : or this: Ι also "cleared cookies" and ...
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If I delete my Voice Memos in iTunes will they be deleted on my synced iPhone?

As the title says. I want to delete the voice memos that were copied into my iTunes while syncing my phone, but I still want the memos on my phone. Can I delete them on iTunes with no consequences?
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change focus between two views in split view

Let's say that I have two apps running beside each other is splitview , How to change the focus from one to the other , e.g. if I am using two editors, If I am writing to editor 1, after the shortcut ...
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What file format should I use to format my new external HDD?

I've just purchased a WD Elements external hard drive and plan to use it across Linux, OS X and Windows devices (read and write on every OS). Is there any file format by which I could format my HDD ...
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New top-of-the-line MacBook Pro suddenly starts acting old

About a week ago, I got a new MacBook Pro. I work a decent bit in video editing, among other things, so I had the processor upgraded to the highest available model. The box arrives, I open it, and my ...
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Could I connect a macbook pro to an external hard drive for use with time machine

I want to know if connecting a macbook pro to an external hard drive for use with time machine when I am not using it, at night, will work. If I then disconnect it in the morning (regardless of the ...
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Outlook 2016 unable to connect to Exchange 2007

I have just been hired at a new company that does not seem to have much of a Mac presence... yet. They aren't blocking Mac's specifically(as far as I can tell and others have told me). On my company ...
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Cannot install Windows on my Mac

I have a 2008 Macbook running Lion. I started up Boot Camp and it gave an error saying the startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. I looked at Disk Utility and there was ...
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Unable to run Postgres after Installation on OSX - El Capitan

I just used homebrew to install my postgres, and I am unable to start it after attempting to start it with the suggested command from postgres/brew. Can someone please advise?
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Do I have to keep the .dmg files on my computer?

As a new user of OS X I am getting to know how it is to work with it every day and I started noticing things that went unnoticed previously. One such question is, when I download a file from the ...
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Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X?

Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X? I know that they have made discs for OS X in the past, but I have not been able to find any online. Does Apple still create these discs?
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Is there an easy way to install Linux similar to Boot Camp?

I've so far been using Disk Utility to partition my Mac's drive and install Linux, but is there an easier way to do it, using something similar to Boot Camp, or a third-party software application that ...
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Finder favourites bar disappeared in “open/save file” dialog box [duplicate]

when I try to save or open file in e.g. Pages app the "Favourites" side bar does not show up, as shown on the image: However it's there when using Finder: .
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Invalid node structure - how to fix this?

I do not know how to fix this issue, did something like kext update in sngle user mode..I am searching for the one fsck command which I can do on the harddisk to fix everything...is there any?
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Reset wallpaper of 2nd monitor without having connection to 2nd monitor?

How can I reset wallpaper on the 2nd monitor without having connection to that 2nd monitor?
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How to unlock my Mac in iCloud?

I don't know how this happened but my Mac was locked; now when I go to iCloud -> Find my Mac I found my Mac with locked status. The problem that I don't know the pin code to unlock it. Is there any ...
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How to extract MS Office for Mac keys from my Mac OS X 10.6.8? [duplicate]

I have an old Mac Air 1,1 that has Office for Mac 2011 installed on it. I paid for the software and it installed the version on my machine. I don't have access to my live.microsoft.com account anymore ...
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What happened to my macros after update to Word for Mac 14.5.7?

AutoUpdate loaded the Office Service Pack 14.5.7. When I open MS Word, my macros are no longer there. I tried restoring my Normal.dotm file from ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User ...