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 turn off Launchpad transparent

My MacBook, with Retina Display, has problems with smooth animations. How can I turn off the transparency (and blur) in Launchpad on OS X El Capitan? Also I'd like to turn off animation when I open ...
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How to search Mac for files that begin or end with a space “ ” or period “.”

I just need to know how to search (within Finder vs Terminal, if possible) for all file names within a specific folder, which begin or end with a space or a period. For example: " file.jpg" (begins ...
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Does FileVault 2 also encrypt my free disk space?

Does FileVault 2 encrypt my free disk space as well as the deleted files that may linger on there? I ask this because I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to sell it but I'm not sure how to securely ...
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How can I backup Outlook for Mac email database securely and also retrieve it whenever I want to?

I am in search of a backup solution for Outlook 2011 for mac as i have constantly last emails and its attachments due to unexpected errors. For your information i have tried archiving the mails but ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions

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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what is the name and password for transfer server?

I want to transfer files between my Windows 7 unlimited computer and my Mac VirtualBox machine. I followed this tutorial. I did not set a password for my Windows computer While connecting, it asks ...
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Mac screen name turns black instead of white

For the last few weeks, when I turn on my Macbook Pro my name shows up in black instead of white but when I sleep my laptop it turns out white. It's only when I shut my mac down and turn it back on ...
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How can I initiate OS X installation from a dmg in Windows on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro with a working BOOTCAMP partition running Windows 8, and a damaged OS X 10.10 beta partition. The problem is that I cannot boot with the OS X partition, and in order to reinstall ...
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Holding Down Control at Startup Manager (Boot Disk Selection) Screen

I noticed that when I hold the control key at the screen where you select a boot disk (the screen obtained from holding down option at startup), the straight arrow below the selected boot disk turns ...
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Batch convert text to audio files, retaining file names

I have a folder with hundreds of text files. I'd like to batch convert them to audio files but make sure each audio file retains the file name of the text file From which it was created. I am newer ...
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Mac menu bar not showing some icons?

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on a MacBook Air (early 2014), and I'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and on browsers too. I have been trying to look for what's wrong on System Preferences, ...
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Mission Control to pin different Firefox applications to different desktops

Using Mission Control I create 2 Desktops. If I create 2 different Firefox launcher files (Firefox1.app and Firefox2.app), I want to pin one Firefox1.app to Desktop-1 and Firefox2.app to Desktop-2. So ...
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New Hard Drive Install Failure

I have a problem with my 2012 Macbook Pro, I'm trying to install a new WD Black 750 GB SATA III 7200 RPM in it. The problem is when I try to reinstall OS X Mountain Lion, it didn't find the drive I ...
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Airport Extreme shared disk will not show on desktop

I have an airport extreme 802.11n (7.6.4), with a 3TB drive attached via USB and shared "With device password". I formatted the drive "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" attached directly via USB to my Mac, ...
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OS X El Capitan: Connected to Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot but won't connect to the internet

I recently updated to El Capitan. But now when connection is established with my college's Wi-Fi network I am unable to use internet. Same goes for Personal Hotspots. Everything was working fine in ...
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How can I crop a video?

How does one remove a black border around a video. The input video has the size 720x576 and has the output video should be 720x480. I need to crop away 96 pixels from top and bottom. I have gazed ...
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Why El Capitan's ping time so high

I upgraded my computer to El Capitan. It is MacBook Retina and late 2013 or early 2014. I did not know what was ping time before, but now it is usually about 23 ms. I have a Lenovo Yoga and a LG ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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WD My Passport Ultra External Portable Hard Drive mac version? [on hold]

does WD My Passport Ultra External Portable Hard Drive, 1TB, Blue mac version 10.11.4
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Why does Force Quit Applications freeze?

When an app freezes on my app, I will press Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋ to open the Force Quit window. However, this will often take minutes, and clicking on the Force Quit button freezes the Force Quit ...
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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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iMac only show flashing folder with question mark after formatting OS X partition drive

Today i format my "OS X El capitan" partition for installing "Yosemite". But due an error in bootable yosemite usb it didn't install on this partition. After some hours when i turned on iMac and hold ...
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Is it true that the text-to-speech functionality would make my mac run slower?

I have been having some issues with my macbook running very slow. I read an article which stated that disabling the text-to-speech functionality could make the mac faster. Is that true? For a year ...
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How to create more space for OS X in VirtualBox? [on hold]

I follow this youtube tutorial: How to Create ISO File to install Mac OS X on VMware and VirtualBox. It works perfectly until this step: What can I do?
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How to SCP Linux Box to Mac Drive?

On mac terminal SSH'ing to a linux box, my local path seems to be interpreted as a server path: scp objects.yml ~/Documents I'm getting: cp: cannot create regular file /ngs/app/project/Documents': ...
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Iphone backup disappeared [on hold]

i tried posting a question and all i got was:This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you have already tried ...
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iLife doesn't appear in “Purchased” after installing ML on a registered MacBook Pro

I bought an open-item, unregistered MacBook Pro from Best Buy and they told me that they had installed Mountain Lion just like a clean setup. But the iLife bundle doesn't appear in the laptop or in ...
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OneNote Print to Pdf

Is there a way to print to a pdf in the print dialog and send it to OneNote 2016? This is very easily done with Evernote. It's the one feature that has given me pause on switching from Evernote to ...
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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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Compare multi-digit version numbers in bash

Trying to write a script that searches for the version of the Application then returns the value. My problem is the value is three to four intergers long (example 4.3.2). I have searched for a while ...
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How to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Why cannot I see any browsers in system preferences?

Already filed a bug in Apple's bug reporter, ID is 25949722 What I want to do is to set Canary as default browser, but when I opened system preferences, I cannot see any browsers listed. What's ...
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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How can I use a command to delete all files in Downloads whose dates added are greater than 1 year?

I am using a Mac. How can I use a command to delete all files in ~/Downloads whose dates added are greater than 1 year?
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MBP 9,2 is extremely slow after SSD upgrade

I installed a Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. I installed El Capitan into it and reset the NVRAM. The response time of every application is extremely slow, even slower ...
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Slow login (Active Directory User + Filevault2) - Mountain Lion

Two of our users have been getting this weird issue where their login to the computer seem to take "ages". The issue seems to go away if you turn off FileVault. However we need to keep FileVault on, ...
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With OS X , is there a way to create a 640 x 640 image out of a 500 x 640 image?

Some website requires the user to "crop" the photo, but sometimes you'd like to keep it original. Using OS X alone, can a a 500 x 640 photo be enlarged to 640 x 640 (with white or black bars at the ...
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Google Inbox as a standalone app via Chrome

Google Inbox recently added compatibility with Safari and yet still does not play nice with Fluid. I decided I might as well use Chrome. Google recently improved the way "desktop app extensions" work ...
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Backup/sync Mac photo to external hard drive

It's already making me crazy - as a newbie with Mac. I have problem with backup/sync of my pictures. I would like to backup pictures from Photo library (Photo app) to external HDD but more like sync. ...
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How to avoid password prompt in terminal?

So sometimes my Mac loses its connection to the Internet. When I'm in front of it physically I can use the terminal and do the following to repair it: networksetup -setnetworkserviceenabled ...
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qemu gives error “dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libnettle.6.dylib etc”

When I try to run a manually-built qemu installed in /usr/local/bin I get this: I tried to modify the PATH but still have this: How do I fix it?
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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Automator/Applescript using Tags

I need an Automator/Applescript to move a file to a certain folder based on a specific tag it contains. The input would be the file. Anybody have any ideas? TIA, Jake
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in ...
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Alfred: How to get Alfred to run a terminal command?

I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to: open -n /Applications/VLC.app How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this ...
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Creating a Mac app bundle

I'm trying to create a Mac app bundle, So I did this, mkdir -p android.app/Contents/MacOS/ cp /path/to/myscript.sh android.app/Contents/MacOS/android chmod +x android.app/Contents/MacOS/android ...
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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 ...