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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DNS server entries disappear upon applying server details

I'm having issues entering my DNS server information upon configuration. Each time I enter the servers, they immediately disappear - with some attempts just disappearing upon entering a single ...
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Mac: Regular expression to parse scutil command output

I've below output from scutil --nc show <service id> Connected Extended Status <dictionary> { ConnectionStatistics : <dictionary> { ConnectCount : 6 ConnectedCount : 3 ...
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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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Mac mini (mid 2011) fan at full speed constantly

I upgraded my Mac Mini's HDD to a new SSD... Since then the fan has been running at full speed constantly. I placed back the old drive but that did not fix the problem. I also tried using ...
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Why does handBrake rotate my original videos?

tl;dr stop hanbrake from rotating my original videos once it compresses them. I know that similar questions about rotating have been asked, but they are more in the lines of "how do I rotate a ...
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Software: Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 have a “save versions” feature?

Apple pages has a "save versions" feature that is akin to the Time Machine "save backups" version. Word for windows also seems to have a "save versions" feature. Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 ...
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How to disable Command-Control-Power shortcut?

I frequently use Command-Option-Power shortcut to send my Macbook to sleep (especially since closing the lid when I have external monitor doesn't trigger sleep). Unfortunately, this shortcut is very ...
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What keyboard command can be used to move the cursor to the end of the next word on the Mac?

In Windows and Ubuntu one can move the cursor to the end of the next word in text by pressing ctrl+ left or ctrl+right. What's the equivalent of this on the Mac?
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Disconnect BT device on iOS 7

How can I disconnect one single Bluetooth device from iOS? Background: I usually use my BT headphones with my iPhone, but sometimes I'd like to use the headphones with my computer. I have BT turned ...
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Finder does not show content of some folders

I'm running Lion on Macbook2,1 and after I've upgraded from Leopard, I've noticed that some folders including Pictures are shown empty in Finder. Size of folder says otherwise and in Terminal I can ...
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Mac OSX upgrade Adobe Flash Player, download stops

I am on Yosemite 10.10.1. For some reason (maybe corrupted initial download) the 1.2MB installer stops at around 30% (34%, 35% or 36%) downloading the full installer.
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini after system update

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model. Earlier when I used OX X 10.7.5 my microphone was working fine. I updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working. In System ...
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OSX -NSTextField to show Command Key, Control Key, Shift Key, Alt Key symbol to show/edit shortcuts [on hold]

I am working on an app which records shortcut for my app's functionality. Currently, I am defining the shortcut through my code explicitly using DDHotKey. Now I want to give user a control to define ...
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Root Device UUID Error when installing Yosemite 10.10 on VirtualBox 4.3.26 [on hold]

When attempting to install Yosemite on VirtualBox, it begins to boot, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". Have allocated all the required RAM and storage space, but even after ...
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How do I get text to speech to pronounce git and github correctly?

I'm using the OS X text to speech feature for some eLearning stuff. Some of the voices, in particular Lee and Tessa seems to be better quality. However, they mispronounce the words 'git' and 'GitHub'. ...
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Which Mac to develop iPhone apps?

I'm a developer working with Windows. I have some cutomers who are interested in iPhone Apps, so I'm looking for a Mac right now. The problem is, that I have no clue at all about what to buy. I don't ...
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Can iCloud notes be synced with different accounts?

Is it possible to synchronize notes with different accounts? For example, if I write something in my notes - my friend will open his notes with his account and see the change. Is this possible?
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Apple Safari Mac OS X 10.10.2 will not open

I recently tried to download the Aldi photo upload program, although half way through the download Safari quit and now it won’t turn back on. I keep getting a error messages, but it never goes past ...
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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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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How to import from OneNote on Windows to the Mac edition of OneNote?

I have been working on Windows 7 with Microsoft OneNote 2010. I have a huge amount of work store in OneNote. I need to open those notebooks in OneNote running on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, which has been ...
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MathType Incompatibility between Windows and Mac

I have a document in MS Word in Windows with equations in MathType. When I edit it in MS Word on the Mac, the equations get corrupted, even though we have the same version of MathType and Word on both ...
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“All My Files” under other

So my Mac is really messed up and I'm trying to fix everything. I have this one problem where nothing seems to work. I don't go to forums unless I am extremely frustrated (very rare) and that is now. ...
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How to insert up arrow in microsoft word for mac using keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to insert uparrow that is not a wingding in word with a keyboard shortcut? Whenever I insert the symbol from the character browser it switches my font to wingdings and it's frustrating ...
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Is it possible to establish an app whitelist for installers not found on the App Store/available through VPP?

I work in a shop which necessitates strong administrative controls. However, a few teams use apps which are only found outside of the App Store and require fairly frequent updates - those updates ...
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“Add To Wish List” in the Mac App Store?

Does anybody know if there is a way to "add to wish list" some apps at the Mac App Store and get noticed when their price drops just as in the iTunes Store? Thanks in advance!
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How to install Office 365 across all user accounts on one computer (OS X Yosemite)?

I have a new Mac with OS X Yosemite, which came with a 1 year Office 365 personal subscription. This is the family computer and I have set up 3 user accounts. I installed Office 365 through my ...
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Cannot switch FaceTime call to iPhone after initiating it on my Mac

I initiated a call on my MacbookPro (running OS X Yosemite), but I cannot transfer it to my iPhone while it's in progress, as advertised on the Continuity feature. The Apple Support article says: ...
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Unable to convert NTFS to HFs

I am using Paragon software to convert NTFS to HFS. But it is telling me that there are no parttions or HD available, even though I have 100GB free space and 200 GB empty partitions.
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How do I open Pymol once I have installed it via Homebrew on Yosemite?

I have recently installed pymol using homebrew, but now I cannot figure out how to launch it. I have looked in the cellar where there is a pymol folder, but there is nothing that launches pymol. ...
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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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How to transmit my PC onto my iMac?

I use tiny 13'' Windows laptop for work and whenever working from home would like to use my 27'' iMac as a display to it. Is this possible? Would HDMI->Thunderbolt cable do the trick? Is there ...
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Remove useless files from a Mac

I want to find a way to delete all the useless files: binaries, log and cache files, duplicate files and app's leftover. How can I do that?
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What is the Mac keyboard key with a symbol ⌅ of an up arrow pointing into a horizontal line?

On a Mac, symbols are often used for keys rather than names. In Adobe Indesign for Mac, the keyboard shortcuts for inserting various break characters are described using what looks like an up arrow / ...
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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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install an older version of xcode on mac lion 10.7

I want to install xcode on vmware image mac os x lion 10.7 .. I went to app store but it won't let me download because it's the latest version which not compatible with lion 10.7 .. I don't have an ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed

In university I normally SSH into the CS server. However today I keep getting the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host. SSHing with -v flags gives me the ...
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What are the differences between /usr/bin/login and /usr/bin/bash?

Terminal.app has a setting to select with shell it uses, and the default setting is "Default login shell (/usr/bin/login)". What are the differences between /usr/bin/login and /usr/bin/bash?
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Mac OS X Terminal [Use option as meta key] overrides backslash in spanish keyboard

I already posted this question in stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4811282/mac-os-x-terminal-use-option-as-meta-key-overrides-backslash-in-spanish-keyboar but I was informed there ...
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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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Mac OSX : How to password protect an .app or other folder from deleting/moving by user/admin/root

I'm working on a security agent. Wherein I do not want to allow any user/admin/root to delete my security agent application normally. If user/admin/root try to delete the .app file then OS should ...
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Using “<Modifier>+Left/Right” to move between words in an editing window

I've recently switched to a MacBook as my main platform for doing work. Previously, I was an all-Linux sort of person (I now run Linux under VMware). But there are still a few UI differences that are ...
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How to view Software Update menu in top toolbar

According to this: http://www.apple.com/uk/softwareupdate/ I should be able to update Mac software from the View menu of System Preferences. However, I don't see a Software Update option. Here's ...
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Replaced Macbook Pro keyboard with US-layout, now cannot type ~/` on external keyboard

I'm owning a MBP 15" early 08, which I bought (and use) in Germany. Recently, I decided to switch to US International layout, bought new keyboards (an internal one and and external Logitech diNovo ...
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Screen capture app that captures a window even when minimized?

I'm looking for a mac app that captures the screen (video) on specific app window (for example, Safari), and keeps recording what that window sees even when minimized to the dock for example. Or even ...
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How to quick switch OSX proxy on/off?

I use SwitchySharp to quick switch between multi-proxies under Chrome broswer. Now I want to move to Safari(I love its "Tap to Zoom" feature), but SwitchySharp only works in Chrome, there is no a ...
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Mac OSX : How to protect daemon process from stopping by root/admin

I've a security daemon which performs many security related tasks. Daemon plist is part of /Library/LaunchDaemon/com.xyz.securityservice.plist also KeepAlive flag is 1. The daemon I've currently can ...
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Macbook Air (Mid 2013) keyboard and trackpad not detected

I was holding down a key (can't remember which) and then my keyboard and trackpad were no longer responsive. Multiple restarts, PRAM, and SMC resets did not do the trick. I can use the keyboard and ...
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Should we link our personal stuff with our work computer? [closed]

I already have a MacBook Air, and I just start my new job. My boss gave me a new Mac laptop. It's a little over kill to bring in 2 laptops in everyday for work. I notice another Admin account in this ...
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2007 iMac Blured Screen of Death

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 on a 2007 iMac (Intel based) I have tried to boot into the recovery HD, but it just continues with the boot as if I have never pressed cmd-r. When it does finally boot; it ...