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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Windows keyboard on Mac

is there any way to configure Mac keyboard to work as a Windows one? I want to use Windows shortcuts on mac, for example alt+shift = switches keyboard language.
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How do I stop NSURLSessionD from starting every time I restart my Mac?

I have to use the following script to terminate it every time I restart my Macbook: #!/bin/sh launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nsurlstoraged.plist launchctl unload ...
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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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Can't access External Drive (time machine), no EFI partition system. How to manually rewrite it?

tried to back up my Mac to time machine yesterday but I couldn't mount the drive. I have a Lacie 3TD hdd that is partition into msdos(for transfer between pc and mac) and hfs(time machine). I am able ...
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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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Move mail boxes data to external drive on Mac Mail on Mavericks

I have read, and search one blog to another, one question that seamed what I wanted. I do not want to move the whole Mailbox or configuration to another drive but want to free up some disk space by ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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How to prevent notifications of old Messages when I log into my Mac?

I use Messages on my Mac as well as my iPhone. Whenever I log into my Mac, notifications pop up for each Message I've received since the last time I logged in, even though I've already checked them ...
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How to download all iTunes songs from iTunes match in the cloud to a Mac with iTunes v 12.4

I cannot do the "select all" solution suggested earlier as iTunes has removed the d"download" option and the "Make Available Offline" option . I can select "all" but how do I down download them since ...
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Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed

I have recently been getting a "No hardware installed" error when I click on my wifi. I have tried resetting the SMC, resetting PRAM, reattaching the cables in the electronics of the computer. Now I ...
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Share notes with other people on a mac

I am writing a note on my mac. I want to share this note with other people on my mac. this means specific users on my mac should be able to read and write to this note. how can I do this?
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Using an Android phone with a Mac's messaging App

Several of my friends have their iPhones hooked up to the iMessage app on Mac. If you're not familiar, it lets you check your phones messages as well as send messages on your Mac via your phone. I ...
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How do I increase the size of the main partition?

As indicated in the screenshot I can't increase the size of the main partition.
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How to factory reset a broken mail app via terminal OSX El Capitan?

I opened my mail app this noon I wanted to send an email, as usual I clicked on the compose email button I wrote my mail and sent it. Now after that the mail app started acting strange. It switches ...
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iMac Crashes kernel Panic

I have an iMac, and always crashing almost everyday. Can you please point me out to the right direction? Below is the Report after it had crashed. I Have already reverted to factory settings. no ...
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Is there a software that can visually highlight focused windows more?

I do web development on my Mac and I tend to have lots of windows open. Even per application, I tend to have multiple windows opened (ie a Terminal window for tail -f error logs, one for ssh, and one ...
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Quicktime is lagging when i record [on hold]

Why does my Quicktime recorder on Macbook Pro 15 Retine i7, lag so much when i record? I cant even record Diep.io.
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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How to make Macintosh HD size the same as SSD

So today, I tried dual-booting my late 2013 rMBP on El Capitan with Windows 10. I got to the step within Bootcamp where it was partitioning my SSD, and I went ahead and played a game of Super Smash. ...
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Show hidden files from windows PC on Mac

I created some hidden files in windows and copied them on pen drive. Now i want to see those files in Mac but not able to see. please tell how i can see those files ? thanks
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How can I remove this icon from the menu bar?

I am seeing attached icon in the top right menu bar. I tried deleting MenuExtras by going to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extrasbut it didn't help, please help to hide or remove it.
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How do I install certain applications on a server

I have an Ubuntu server that uses netatalk by which I am able save files and backup to it. I want a way where the installation of an application in mac happens in the server and my mac is able to read ...
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Can Mac Mail use Gmail's send mail as function?

Mac Mail is receiving mail from my Gmail account (exgmail) which is fetching mail from two other accounts (ex1email / ex2email). I want to be able to use the 2 different email accounts I have listed ...
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Trouble to boot into OSX after install windows 10 on MacBook pro

Before this problem win + OSX worked fine. But I tried to settings>recovery>Advance Startup from windows. after a restart , there is no two boot option . only windows boot option is appear. But how ...
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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

How to install recent versions of Mac OS X such as El Capitan in Parallels without creating an extra file on the host Mac? Installing Mac OS X as a guest OS in Parallels is easy. Just choose File > ...
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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Macbook pro internal HD not detected

I had a problem with my bootcamped MBP and I tried to format the HD. I wasn't able to format any of the partitions so I tried the following based on ...
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how to place file inside /sbin/ in MAC 10.11 during .pkg installation

We have been installing / placing a tool for dhcp refresh under /sbin till MAC 10.10 there were no issues. but now it is completely blocked. even with root privilege i cannot able to place it. Any way ...
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Why does my terminal in Macbook show this message? What should I do to preclude that message?

Last login: Mon May 23 11:29:54 on ttys000 -bash: /Users/karthy/Library/Enthought/Canopy_64bit/User/bin/activate: No such file or directory
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How do so set “date added” metadata in Mac OS X El Capital

I would like to set all the empty "Date Added" values in my laptop to match the "Date Modified" values, but I cannot figure out how to set the "Date Added" attribute to a specific value.
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Constant ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly Message

I keep getting a window saying ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly. Every 10-20 seconds. As of 15 minutes ago. How can I fix this? I uninstalled the spigots and the window still pops up. Here is the ...
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How to rename multiple files at once?

I want to rename multiple files at once. For example: Picture1.jpg Picture2.jpg Picture3.jpg Picture4.jpg into Vacation-Picture1.jpg Vacation-Picture2.jpg Vacation-Picture3.jpg ...
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There was an error connecting to Apple ID server

I am trying to login to iTunes App Store or the Mac App store on my Mac but it gives me the error every time "There was an error connecting to Apple ID server". Till now I have : Removed all the ...
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Netgear N300 (C3000) drops Wi-Fi connection with Macbook Pro

I purchased a new Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000). It is a cable modem with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connection works fine on all my mobile devices like iPhone, iPad except for my ...
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Different “free space” indications in Macintosh HD after upgrading to El Capitan

I wanted to know what was the free available space in my internal HD (I actually have a SSD). In Finder, if I trust the Show Info information (right click or cmd+I on Macintosh HD icon in the Finder ...
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What does my MacBook Pro do when I close the lid?

For a long time I have been wondering what exactly does my rMBP do when I close the lid, not like Windows based laptops, it doesn't give you the option to choose what it would do, I noticed that when ...
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Bootcamp partiton in VirtualBox returns errors VERR_ACCESS_DENIED and VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR

I have been using this guide: http://danielphil.github.io/windows/virtualbox/osx/2015/08/25/virtualbox-boot-camp.html But when I try and mount the .vmdk I get this error: Permission problem ...
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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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How to type blank character with Mac keyboard?

One can type blank character (no visible output but not Space) with Alt+255 on the numpad. I want to know how to type blank text in Mac.
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Do you really need antivirus software for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Do Macs and Apple laptops need security software, or is OS X safe to use without antivirus? Recently I got free antivirus for Mac from Comodo. It works perfect?
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Easily disable/enable all network connectivity [duplicate]

My work involves trying stuff online and offline, on a Mac. Sometimes a try can be less than 10 seconds of needed offline time. Most of the time I still need to be online. Instead of going to Network ...
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Issue with LCD screen colors after Mac was dropped

I have gotten an issue with my Mac LCD display, after the Mac was dropped. 100% white colors become pink and 100% black colors become green. I don't want to get it fixed, because that would be very ...
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Mail.app disconnected from data files

My mac mini was acting up, so I reset the Nvram and ran the disk utilities from recovery mode. The mini started up fine and runs stable, but now my mail, calendar, and contacts have been wiped clean. ...
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Build failed in step '(top-level)'

I'm trying to build the arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi cross-compiler toolkit on my mac. I've found a tutorial that seemed to be good (and it actually fixed a few of the problems I had had before. But then ...
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If i turn on iCloud photo library after deleting it, how do i cancel the deletion of my photos?

I had accidentally disabled iCloud photo library. I turned it back on and it says to go to iCloud preferences to cancel the deletion of my photos, but I'm not sure exactly how to do it.
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OSX El Capitan freezes after connecting to SMB share

Why does OS X El Capitan freeze after it connects to an SMB share? The OS will successfully connect to the remote SMB share and mount it. After a short time passes, the Finder freezes and the entire ...
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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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Mac unable to login network user after reboot - no route to host

A real strange one this. I have just setup a Mac that is bound to AD and joined to the wireless (authenticated at logon screen) I know this because I am able to ping the Mac when it is sitting at ...
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Visual MySQL compare tool for Mac

Is there any Mac app that can visually compare data like SQLyog's Visual Data Compare? One where you can literally select the rows to copy over and which not? Any recommendations appreciated. :)
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Notes loss caused by email-account deletion

I got a new Macbook yesterday, so I was trying to configure an email account. At the same time, I recorded some important notes in the "Notes", which were automatically bound to this email account by ...