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 Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
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How to open a binary .dat file created with python?

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.5. If there is a way to open this type of file please explain how and what software (if any) Ineed to download.
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Migration assistant transfer programs

My 2012 Macbook is on it's last legs so I'm hopefully getting a new mac soon. I've been looking into using migration assistant to transfer my files and programs to the new machine and it sounds like a ...
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Which Mac models use more than 1 PCIe lane for USB 3 busses?

The 2013 Mac Pro uses only a single PCIe lane for all four USB 3 ports. That means aggregate bandwidth is limited to 500MBps each direction, or 1/4 of the USB 3 potential. source: Anand Tech The ...
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Imac doesn' t recognize certain colors

Am seeing this on a lot of website, and even different browsers on my iMac(Mac OS X 10.6.8) colors such as #EEEEEE, and #CCCCCC, are not displayed at all. screenshot: ^ Thats how it looks on my ...
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Need help understanding script running at startup? “osascript -e 'tell app \”ARDAgent\“ to do shell script \”say quack\“'”

STEPS TAKEN Logged into Mac this morning Noticed activity and files generated I did not initiate Ran bash history. Attached output below SETTINGS All Sharing was Off Do not use any file sharing ...
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can't get my mac pro to start

I have a new mac pro, i tried downloading apps and updates but when I restarted it forcefully, it can't start properly anymore. When I press the power button it starts up, brings the start up tone ...
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Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
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Help with my Hypochondriac Mac

Recently every time I restart my Mac, I get a warning message about something that went wrong during my last session. I am quite sure I made a clean shutdown and saw no errors. I even did a full disk ...
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blocked websites, randomly across different devices

I have 2 macs, iPad and I use a time capsule for wifi. Random websites are being blocked on certain devices. Some of the blocked sites are consistent on all devices and some are specific to device. ...
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Missing index.xml in Pages

I'm trying to make some changes to my eBook so that I can enter it into Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Every time I try to open the file I'm receiving a message that the index.xml file is ...
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PSP E1004 Not Recognized on iMac

I have a Old PSP E1004 i bought in another country. I've connected the PSP to the USB Port. I've tried charging the PSP, Finder won't recognize my PSP. I don't have a charger to it. Can anyone help ...
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iMAC OSX.9.1 is very slow

iMAC OSX.9.1 is very slow. I defrag it, I clean it, I run verify the permissions and the disk, all ok, I have near 200GB in the memory. What can I do?
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No input sound on my Mac—no internal mic at all, and the mic on my headphones won't work either

My Mac doesn't pick up sound at all. When I go to System Preferences, and then Sound, as indicated to do in this helpful post, I don't actually have an option to select “Internal microphone — ...
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During Clamshell Mode on a Macbook Pro Mid10, how do you get Screens 1 and 2 onto two HD TV's?

During Clamshell Mode on a Macbook Pro Mid10, how do you get Screens 1 and 2 onto two HD TV's using a display port to HDMI going into a HDMI 1X2 splitter? At the moment on Clamshell Mode, Screen 2 ...
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Mavericks problems with Helvetica

My coworker and I both have Mavericks 10.9.1 and she can install all of the Helvetica fonts we had on our 10.8 computers, but for some reason I can't. The Helvetica (T1) and my Helvetica Black which ...
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How can I get started with using I2C on a Mac?

I have this Devantech I2C thing. It has Mac drivers but i have hard time to figure it out. Instructions are way too hard for newbie like me. Are there any GUI apps which makes it easier to use I2C in ...
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Skype doesn't shows the previous days chat

Hi Am using two PCs MAC MINI and ordinary Windows machine, I have installed SKYPE on both also login with same account. I did lot of chats on windows machine using my account, But i can't view the ...
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Organising TV programmes by season that are stored in iTunes in the Cloud

I have a couple of TV shows that were purchased as part of a bundle on the iTunes Store (The Big Bang Theory 1—6 & The Inbetweeners 1—3). When they were downloaded, they were not organised by ...
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How can I sync my keyboard dictionary and all the words that it learnt on my iPhone with the one on the Mac

To transfer the words my iPhone has learnt and to have the mac learning them too
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Dock doesn't auto-hide until I switch workspace

After upgrading to OSX Mavericks (10.9), the dock no longer auto-hides. The dock remains visible after use, and to get rid of it I need to switch the workspace to another and then back to the original ...
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Bought an HT-81 Neewer shotgun mic, doesn't work in ¼" I/O

I bought a shotgun mic to record sounds with. The mic has a AA battery that powers it and goes from XLR to ¼". When I open up system preferences to try to find the mic, it doesn't show up. Any ideas?
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Configure OS X Application Firewall to allow non-signed software with UDP protocol

I understand OS X has the Application Firewall which allows you to control connections on a per-application basis, rather than a per-port basis. I have developed an application that utilizes UDP and ...
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I want to buy an old mac with 10.5 (leopard) but the disks were lost during a move.

The owner wants to wipe the disk clean to remove his personal info. He also has 3rd party applications that will be lost. Is there any way to move the operating system and 3rd party apps to another ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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Memory runs out issue with a Mac Air 11.6", Mac OSX 10.9

I use word 2010 a lot, with medium length documents (10-20pages) It sometimes takes 2 gigs of RAM just for word. Why is that? none of the files themselves are over 50mb. The Mac then freezes or ...
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Website changes will not show on desktop mac, but everywhere else it is online and viewable?

I'm having issues displaying a website that was just recently created on my desktop mac while on every other computer the website is available. I've tried clearing browser cache from all major ...
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Can I put my Windows HDD in a caddy for new iMac?

I was wondering if this is possible: I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot on OS X, installation disk, target mode (but will boot Boot Camp + Windows)

Model: Macbook Pro 7.1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz System: Snow Leopard. I think it was the latest version 10.6.8 A week ago my computer started showing lines on the screen like you have in old TV sets ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 upgrading issue

I need to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.7.5 to latest (10.8.5) I am trying to download the latest OS from App Store, download starts but newer progresses. I was able to successfully upgrade with same ...
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Headphone jack not working

My headphone jack has been working properly since forever. One day I plugged my earphones in and no sound was coming out. The built in speakers stopped working but there was no sound (for 3 different ...
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Delete photos in the photo folder on mac

There is a very annoying problem that is bugging me, when I delete a photo in the photo folder on my mac, and I use the photo preview window where I can slide with two fingers on the touchpad to ...
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Apple Configurator question

My Apple Configurator will auto close and leave me a message "Apple Configurator quit unexpectedly." when I launch this App. Anyone can help me fix this problem?
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How to play .exe type video streamer on mac os

I have installed wine but the app but it doesn't seems to be working. It's a cn type of movie player, doesn't seems to stream output video. Any idea how to fix this?
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Xcode and installing GLEW for OpenGL

Right now, I am having trouble installing GLEW on my MacBook Pro (MAC OSX 10.6.8) for OpenGL projects. I have attempted to install GLEW multiple times so I do not get "no directory error", but ...
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Authentication required when moving files into library?

I was trying to add a view files into my Mac's Library & I can't move anything without the authentication popping up... I do not know the password so I was wondering if there was any way to get ...
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Why does my mac drop connection to my network regularly

I have had my macbook air for almost a year with no problems however over the last couple of weeks it keeps dropping its connection to my network on a regular basis. The only way to fix it is for me ...
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Mac stops responding temporarily

My iMac stops responding and if I click in any program the wait-wheel appears, most animations ( web pages animations,apps and others) stop, but after a few seconds it starts working again,... after a ...
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text diff for mac OS

I see someone has already asked a similar questions, Diff application with posibility to input text manually but got no answer. I'm looking for a software that compares diff between 2 text block ...
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How do I connect to my own shared folders on a Mac?

On my Windows 8 PC, I can go to the "Network" page to see all networked computers, including my own. On my Mac, on the "Network" page I can see all networked computers, EXCEPT my own. I'd like to be ...
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How to restore deleted applications on system preferences using pref setter?

some of my mac 10.5 system preferences items such as, General, desktop and screen saver, sound, dock, display, users and group, bluetooth, start up desk, speech, and time machine are all gone. I can't ...
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Why am I getting these errors when trying to install php 5.5.0?

So I am trying to upgrade the native php installation on my mac and i keep getting these errors: ld: library not found for -ljpeg clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see ...
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xcrun file shell script code in Mac OSX 10.7.5

I updated my /usr/bin/xcrun file on my computer running on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 by mistake. Can anybody send me the shell script code or any link where I can find this? FYI, I have Xcode (4.6) also ...
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Make desktop items only appear in a certain region

How do I make my desktop items on my mac desktop, instead of spreading all over the desktop, just spread in a certain region of the desktop?
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How do I clear ghost icons from my desktop

I have icons on my desktop that cannot be clicked on or highlighted they just exist as images
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Mail.app 6.3, How to exclude folders from being downloaded?

An example would be, a Yahoo IMAP account. Is there a way to exclude bulk mails from being downloaded to the Mail.app?
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How to select which disks are allowed to sleep?

There is an option "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" in Mac OS X's preferences: Is it possible to configure which disks Mac OS X can put into a sleepy state? For example, I want to ...
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Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
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JDK 7 & java_home

I am using OSX Mountain Lion, and I am trying to install Glassfish Server EE. I have also installed Java7 from oracle. When I check for my java_home by this line /usr/libexec/java_home I get ...