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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Command-delete shortcut is not working for me

How do you delete a file you have selected in a Finder window, without using the mouse? delete doesn't do it. When I looked it up, I was said that command-delete is supposed to do it, but it doesn't ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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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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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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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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My Mac doesn't let me change file Icons

My Mac doesn't let me change a file icon no matter what I do. Instead of showing the picture (or icon) that I want it to use, it just says the type of file that it is, like PNG. It looks kind of as if ...
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Removing all unwanted dependencies after uninstalling a package

To give some context, I am currently installing Wine, and I see that it is installing a lot of dependencies. Wine has instructions on their website on how to uninstall Wine, but I don't think this ...
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How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone so I can post a video to Instagram?

I created a 15 second video on my Mac and want to post it to Instagram. I've tried converting it to Quicktime with iTunes and adding it to the iPhone that way, but I can't see the video in the Photos ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognize password until reset

For some reason my OSX El Capitain Macbook Pro has started to not accept my password until I hold down the power button and restart it. Then it accepts the password just fine. Any ideas what might be ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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How to create a new folder in a HD [duplicate]

I have an old HD with a lot of folders, created in Windows. Now that I have a Mac, I'd like to create new folders in this HD. In Finder, I can view and open the folders and files that was already ...
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Active Mac Desktop screen with the cursor on Multi-desktop configuration

I like to work with many mac desktop with two monitors. It is a bit bothersome to click in a particular desktop to activate it to work on it. So, I think that it could be a way for doing this more ...
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“this item is temporarily unavailable” OSX Lion Reinstall

So I woke up today with all of my permissions gone today, my Mac Pro 1,1 with OSX Lion booted into a System Administrator mode. Here is a picture of what is happening So I decided to reinstall OSX by ...
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Mac Freelance minimizing window [on hold]

how to I make the Mac Freelance window smaller? I accidently clicked on the maximize button, and can't get it back to size
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Mac 10.11.5 Calendar app ics doesn't sync to exchange Office365

I have Mac 10.11.5 and using the Calendar app with Office365 set-up and synced to it. When I drop a .ics file on the calendar it won't push up to Office365. However, if I copy it (the same .ics event, ...
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Stop importing Duplicate photos

When I was trying to import a few photos into the Photos application, it notified me that one photo was a duplicate. Without thinking much, I foolishly ticked the box to ALWAYS allow Photos to import ...
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Configure Skype proxy setting?

I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac. However, when I click "Change", it just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies. What am I supposed to do to set up a proxy ...
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Pain with using multiple monitors

Today I got a new 13 inch mac book pro. I have a 30 inch asus monitor which I use as a secondary display. The resolution of the monitor is higher than the macbook pro. when I move the mouse from my ...
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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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Bash script to click button on an HTML page

I'm trying to write a Bash script that opens a browser, clicks an HTML button on a webpage, and closes the browser after getting response. I need this script to be executable from within Terminal. If ...
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OS X Calendar won't sync to iPhone

If I put an event in Calendar, on my Mac, in does not sync to my iPhone. However it does sync if I put an event into the iPhone when it will then pick up the previous unsynced events.
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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How to get HFS+ filesystem blocksize

How can I find out the HFS+ filesystem blocksize for a local volume on a MacbookPro5,4. I think its 4k. I need to confirm this. Diskutil reports that the disk blocksize is 512 bytes.
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Filter by group with pfctl

I'm using this example on 10.10.5 but I can't get my packets filtered correctly using pfctl: dummynet out proto { tcp,udp } all group throttle pipe 1 Based on the man pfctl (see here): group &...
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error with commands on the Mac terminal [closed]

I request your help because it is not working ctrl+ l, ctrl+ c and ctrl+ v my mac command to clean the terminal, I am using oh-my-fish
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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Is there any way to have multiple System Preference configurations?

I need to connect to a Windows Server via MS Remote Desktop and would like to configure Keyboard and Display differently when connected but want to go back to standard settings when not working in ...
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Lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and Finder

I did something stupid apparently and lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and then when I opened Finder to drag it down to the Dock it somehow got deleted in the desktop. Now although I can see ...
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How do I factory reset my MacBook Pro if the keyboard does not work?

I really need some help. Last week I unfortunately spilled orange juice on my MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011 Model. In ~4.5 years, that is the only adversary it has ever dealt with. The lower half of the ...
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How to upload (not sync) files to iCloud Drive without using any browser?

I'm having a hard time with iCloud Drive on Mac. The files I drop in iCloud Drive folder simply sync while I wanted to upload the file to cloud so that I can delete the local copies in my Mac to free ...
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Mac Numbers - How do I add up cells containing data (text) per column

In my Mac Numbers Spreadsheet, I have got a column containing a product title. I would like to add up the cells containing a title at the bottom on my spreadsheet. What formula do I use for that? ...
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OS X Mountain Lion/Lion Deep Sleep on low battery

I'm having an issue on my Mac since I installed Lion and now Mountain Lion (I thought that the Lion problem could be because I've put an SSD in my Mac and did not make a fresh install but a carbon ...
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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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I can't write to my flash drive, and it is already in the MS-DOS (FAT) Format. Why?

This is my first question on this website. I am using a Mac Air, and I have a flash drive in which I can read from. I am able to copy files from this onto my Desktop, or anywhere on my computer for ...
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Is there any way to download and install ei capitan offline?

Now i'm having yosemite in my mac and I've been trying to update my mac from yesterday.My wifi has some problem so it might be the problem to download ei capitan it disconnect each and every time when ...
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Uninstall/ disable php 5.6.9 osx Yosemite

I´m running osx yosemite with homebrew, apache, php5.6.9 and have installed php 5.3. I need php 5.3 to run a certain api which known to have complications with ph5.6.9. But how can I disable php 5.6.9 ...
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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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Changing keyboard input language on Mac OSX

How do I change (switch) the input language in Mac OSX (English->Russian->Hebrew). In Windows it is done by pressing alt-shift. What is the equivalent in OSX ?
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What is the purpose of /home on a Mac?

On Linux, (which I am used to), /home is the place where home folders live. On a Mac, home is some kind of crazy mutant: $ mount /dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, ...
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How to change the font color in mac verbose mode?

How can i change the font color in the "verbose mode booting screen" in osx? Is there any terminal command?
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How to hide an app from the Launchpad?

Is there any way to hide an app from the Launchpad in Yosemite? I don't want to delete it or something like that I just want to hide apps that I don't use frequently, and I have a lot of them, putting ...
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Where is the sound file of Installer success stored?

I've tracked Installer.app to be located at /System/Library/CoreServices/ but I can't find the sound that plays after a successful installation. I've looked at the following paths: /System/Library/...
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What is ksfetch process on Mac?

Sometimes I see a ksfetch process on my Mac. After a little googling I found out that it is Google software updater. However, there is no detailed answer i.e. what is ksfetch process used for? Is it ...
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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

In Windows 7, we can easily arrange two windows with these shortcuts: Option (Alt) ⌥ + ← maximizes the window to the left side of the screen, and Option (Alt) ⌥ + → maximizes the window to the right ...
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How to solve the issue that a Mac (Macbook Air) keeps on trying to use WEP to connect to Wifi?

I have the latest version of Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, as of Oct 2013, and since one of the computers is an older one that needs WEP, the Linksys (Cisco) router is set to support both WEP and ...
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Little Snitch reports outgoing connections from Mach Kernel — am I infected?

I monitor all my traffic using Little Snitch. Recently, I've noticed strange IP addresses making connections to the "mach_kernel" process. Most of these IP addresses seem to originate from other ...
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Mac osX boot camp issue

i tried installing windows 8.1 on my mac osX and while the boot camp process was on the disk partitioning was in process and my mac suddenly restarted with a bootcamp error. now there is no windows8.1 ...
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MacBook Pro startup problems

My MacBook Pro 8,1 Late 2011 was working fine till yesterday. Current issue, 1 - it takes approximately 20 mins to start which goes like this: Then this happens: Then it gets stuck on this, ...