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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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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Configure skype proxy setting?

I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac however when i click on "Change": This just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies... What am i supposed to do to setup a ...
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Activate Application Window on clicking dock icon

I would simply like to activate Application Window when clicking on the dock icon. Currently you must hold the icon to activate the functionality I would it to automatically occur just like Ubuntu's ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely?

Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely in Mac OSX?
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Windows are slightly “transparent” in such a way I can see underlying windows show through slightly to the current window

I don't know how to explain it too well. Here are some places I see this happen: On the Minecraft main menu, I can see through to the desktop, While watching a youtube video (in full screen) I can see ...
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What's a good Mac app for making timelines (Gantt charts)?

What's a good native Mac app for making timelines on Macs? I'm looking for an easy-to-use program that I can use to create timelines easily without delving into graphics programs like Illustrator. ...
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...
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How can I attach a disk to existing ZFS zpool mirror with Ubuntu and ZEVO?

Is it possible to attach a third hdd to a already created mirror consisting of two hdds with ZEVO? Ubuntu I run an Ubuntu Virtual Machine with native ZFS support. When I attach the third hdd it ...
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I can't link my imessage with mac

I'm trying to link my iMessage to my Mac, but iMessage doesn't show up in my Preferences. My phone is broken so I'm unable to link them using my phone.
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Selecting default view for documents from user templates in MS Office for Mac 2011

I created a few templates in Word. When I create a document from the template (New From Template menu option), some open in Print Layout View, others in Publisher Layout View. Thinking it might have ...
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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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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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Is it possible to include a shared calender from Exchange in the calendar app on Mac OS X?

I've Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed. On this machine you can find the calendar app. In Outlook it is possible to add a shared calendar from exchange. Here I don't need a username/password. I can easily add ...
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Mac OS X Applications Windows Stack Order

When you right click an application in the dock, a list including the opened windows for that application is open, like this: http://cl.ly/image/350Q2J0q0e25 The problem is this: I would like to ...
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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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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BOOTCAMP NOT WORKING YOSEMITE MAC *HELP* DOESN'T SHOW PARTITION [on hold]

So when i try to boot camp my yosemite mac it doesn't show the partition. It just goes straight to the download then when it's done doesn't restart or anything. I end up with the files that downloaded ...
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Safari keeps Crashing due to External Modification Warning

In the last 24-hours my Safari has gone haywire. I cannot access the program to even get into my Safari Preferences without getting the following message! Any idea how to cure this? Process: ...
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Does Mac Pro late 2013 support HiDPI?

I know for sure that Mac Pro late 2013 supports 4k screens flawlessly, but is HiDPI supported?
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trying to install a new graphics cards in mac pro tower 5,1

nvidia GEFORCE GTX 750ti stuck at black screen tried installing custom nvidia driver, no dice any suggestions? running mavericks but trying yosemite because nvidia has newer yosemite drivers trying ...
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Mac Yosemite Airdrop is very slow

I'm transferring files over Airdrop between 2 Macs running Yosemite. Before (10.8) it was pretty fast, reaching around 30M/second. Now (Yosemite 10.10) it's around 300k/second. Is this drop in speed ...
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Matching a column of cells to another column in Excel

Ok, I need to compare "A" column to "B" column. I have a billing agency that generates a number i.e. 00125785231... This number could be in column A at A80 and then in column b at B801... I need ...
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is there a TODO list app for mac you can change Font Size?

You can't do it, in wanderlist, reminders, any.do, etc etc You really need to ruin your eyes to read you notes thanks
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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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OS X Terminal “must have” utilities

I've just read with pleasure, and learned a lot from these questions : OS X Terminal Tips and Tricks OS X Hidden features and nice tips & tricks OS X Applications you can't live without But I ...
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Yosemite causing problems with Keychain

I recently updated to Yosemite. Now when I log out and then log back into my computer, I have to enter my credentials for all my applications. At the same time, dozens of windows pop up from ...
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Preallocate swap space on mac

How can I preallocate swap space on mac? The problem is occasionally I run on low disk space, and after I reboot I have lots of free space. I will like to preallocate space, so that I know how much ...
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Show/Hide hidden files without restarting finder?

I came to understand that the following is the way to toggle the visibility of hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES # replace YES with NO to hide hidden files killall ...
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https ( ssl secured ) local websites are not working in Safari and chrome in Mac Yosemeti. How can I fix this?

As a developer, I will be running and testing the webapps that I am developing in my local. But Chrome and safari are not allowing me to hit my local server with ssl enabled. ...
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS Devices Without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these ...
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How can I mirror one Mac's screen to another?

Here's the situation: I have a MacBook Air that I'd like to mirror the display (and audio) of to a Mac Mini, via WiFi. It is completely possible to mirror the MacBook Air to an Apple TV (using ...
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Deleted hidden files and now Mac won't boot, how do I fix this?

My friend deleted some hidden files on his Mac (OS X 10.9.4) laptop. After restarting his laptop the Mac just shows loading progress bar and nothing else. How can we restore the hidden files and get ...
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A way for the Command+TAB app switcher to continuously cycle instead of stop at the end

Is there anyway to have the Command+TAB app switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end when you hold down command and tab like it did pre Mavericks?
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When is the locate database updated?

I use the locate command in Terminal regularly. When does its database get updated? On other systems, I could run updatedb as root to force it to update. Note: I know using mdfind to search with ...
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Are there any other way to restart to recovery HD

I tried to restart while keep pressing Command-R However, my keyboard is not mac keyboard. There is windows-R. It works exactly like Command-R in all circumstances. Well, I keep failing to get into ...
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Mac mini Apple bluetooth keyboard DELETE key can't do 'backward delete'

I have mac mini and I bought an original apple bluetooth keyboard from ebay. The problem is that the DELETE key always do 'DELETE' action and not 'Backspace', even if I use the function key with it. ...
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MacPorts + Slatec Library for Fortran

I have just installed the Slatec Common Mathematical Library for fortran using Macports. The installation was smooth with no errors. However, when writing a simple example code that calls the QAG ...
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Mail.app: Clear Address Auto-Fill Cache

How do I clear the auto-fill address field cache in Mac Mail? I have loads of old addresses that I do not send email to. A removal and reinstallation of the email accounts does not affect the cache. ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly (Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Eclipse 3.8)

I had an Eclipse environment all wrong, than I decided to install another (newer) version from scratch. After I "uninstalled" the older version, I downloaded the Eclipse for Java Developers 64-bit for ...
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How to tell Mac Mail that a sender isn't spam?

I have a business colleauge that my mail prgramme thinks is sending junk mail. I have added them to my contacts. I also set up a rule that any email from that address go into my inbox, but neither of ...
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How do I do a diagonal-arrow keyboard shortcut?

Occasionally, you see a keyboard shortcut for something in an app's menus that shows a diagonal-pointing arrow (one that points 45, 135, 225, or 315 degrees) rather than your standard up, right, down, ...
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Wi-Fi always requires manual choice to select desired network

We have Wi-Fi at home but each time I turn on my Mac it goes to an unlocked Wi-Fi not our own and I have to go into Wi-Fi on the menu bar to select our own home Wi-Fi. I just want to eliminate those ...
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Mac cannot delete file

The item image212_tmp1987326278 can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. I don't know how that file appeared on my desktop but as I try to delete it I get the above error. Does not ...
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bash: brew: command not found [closed]

I am new to mac and was following a video and typed export PATH="$HOME/opt/git/bin:$PATH" I believe this messed up my path and I am not able to install MySQL now. When I tried to install homebrew I ...
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Developer setup install script, with Homebrew & Dropbox?

Installing development tools is not too hard these days, with the likes of Homebrew - http://brew.sh ... So I thought I would try to write a script with the homebrew installation and various tools, ...
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Disk image windows open beneath other windows

When I install software from a .dmg, the verification window pops up, which I suspect is normal. When it's done, though, the Finder window - you know, the "Drag to Applications to install" box - pops ...
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System Preferences icons lost/gone all the same

I have Mac mini (mid 2010) server running Mac OS X Server Lion 10.7.3 (11D50b) At some unspecified point in time (which could have coincided with the installation of Logitech Media Server to serve a ...
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Why are home folders in Mac OS X located in /Users, and not /home?

My question is as title stated. Why mac osx user directory located at /Users, but not /home? Because /home is the default directory of user's home of Unix and Linux.
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Are there any autocompletion input tools for English? Except default TextEdit app

I'm a Mac user who is a Japanese. I usually type Japanese using Google IME which enables me to type it with predictive texts so that we can type it faster. Google IME http://www.google.co.jp/ime/ ...
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How can I map buttons on my PS3 controller to keystrokes on my Mac?

I purchased a PlayStation 3 controller for use with my Mac. It's paired via Bluetooth. It works great in emulators such as Snes9x, but I'd like to use it for other things as well. Is there any ...