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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Shortcut to Change to a Specific Font

Is there a way to change to a particular font style using a single function key? For instance, I would want to be able to change any font to "Helvetica Bold 16" every time I press F5 if rich text is ...
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Using visudo to edit sudoers on Mac

I have managed to make the sudoers file on my Mac erorr. eg. $ sudo visudo >>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 45 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 45 sudo: no ...
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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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How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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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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Gmail message about safari

When I try to access my gmail account the following message appears: "This version of Safari is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser." I know my safari version is: Version ...
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Finder Issues, Crashes and Zombie Finder Processes

Finder has shown, for a few weeks now, the following symptoms: About 12 to 24 hours after a restart Finder shows refresh issues. That means that new files are not shown, old files however are still ...
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How can I benchmark my new RAM?

Based on the responses to my earlier question about memory replacement, I plan to upgrade soon. That said, once I've acquired and installed said memory, what is the recommended Mac software I should ...
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How do I find files with no extension in Finder?

I'm trying to find all files that have no extension in a Finder folder. I know how to search by extension and exclude a specific extension but what do I type in the box if I want no extension at all? ...
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Mac: Implementing NSUserNotification banner style window for Mac OSX 10.7 [on hold]

I'm implementing NSUserNotification banner style window for Mac OSX 10.7. I've created my custom class to create a NSWindow with custom drawing to have look and feel like notification banner. I got ...
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Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X

Currently I am using Alfred's filesystem navigation capabilities. It's pretty awesome, but sometimes I want fuzzy-search to match not only the filename but the full path. E.g. I want to find a pdf ...
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Deleting contacts from mac contacts application with no Phone number

Is it possible to delete contacts from mac contacts application which have no phone no? Or export only those contacts which have a contact? Thanks.
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When I run “networksetup -getdnsservers airport” in Terminal, it says There aren't any DNS Servers set on Wi-Fi

When I run the networksetup -getdnsservers airport command in terminal, it says There aren't any DNS Servers set on Wi-Fi. I need my primary DNS to fix my NAT Type on Xbox One.
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MacBook Pro 2014 Running OS X 10.10.3 Pages 5.1 Won't Save or Open Documents

Re: This question - "The required index.xml is missing" in Pages and "You need a newer version of Pages to open this document" Ok, this looks like you have found THE answer to my ...
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Create a bootable usb from Yosemite.app [duplicate]

So my problem is that my mac is not booting up. Also,the OS X recovery HD is not available. Also, the internet recovery is not detecting my WiFi .. so i intend to clean install Yosemite on my mac. I ...
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Is there a Safari plugin to remove mackeeper ads?

I don't mind ads, banners and the like. What I do mind is the fact that almost all the ads I see recently are ads for Mackeeper. Popups, banners, it's everywhere. Am I the only one that has this ...
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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I have opened a program from a website, has my MBP been infected with a virus?

I have opened a file on https://kickass.so/revenge-s04e14-hdtv-x264-lol-ettv-t10127520.html. I was supposed to click on a torrent file but I clicked on the big DOWNLOAD link. And I had no idea that ...
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How do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

Title says it all: how do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?
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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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Suspicious NDTV notification pop-ups in my Mac Yosemite 10.10

I started to have notification pop-ups called NDTV since a week ago and I can't find a way to remove it. I certainly didn't install a 'NDTV' app and I checked it is not in the application directory. I ...
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Cleanup Mac from unnecessary programs and updates [duplicate]

I use OS X 10.10.3 and it takes about 50Gb. Nothing else is installed - no other browsers, Skype or so. I think for an OS 50GB is too much. How I can uninstall unnecessary programs and updates. I have ...
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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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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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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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Macbook pro late 2011 cannot access windows based server through VPN

I am trying to use vpn to access a Windows based server. I set up the VPN when I was at the office, and was able to connect when I was connected to the internet at the office through VPN, but as soon ...
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How do i fully delete an old account so that it stops asking for updates?

My ex-partner had an account on my Mac. when we broke, up we deleted his account. However, some of the applications that he has downloaded keep asking for updates. I cannot delete these apps, as it ...
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What are the faint beeps the Mac emits?

All of a sudden my Mac displays the logo with the rolling "wait" icon instead of booting normally. After some hours, I come back and system did load after all. Then computer freezes with rolling ...
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My MacBook Air loses connection everytime I open it up again

Hi my Mac as I said in the title loses connection every time I open up it back up. When I restart my Wi-Fi it works fine then. But I want to know why my laptop can't connect after I close it and then ...
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...
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Mac Mail: Add other message as attachment

I'd like to add other mail message as an attachment to a new one but Mail (On OSX Lion) does not allow me to do that. Any workaround? Gil
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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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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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Does the Buillt-in Apple Recovery Partition already have an OS X Image?

Does the Buillt-in Apple Recovery Partition already have an OS X Image or does it download it over internet? I am asking because if it does download over the internet I want to create my own recovery ...
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Simplest way to get youtube videos to be saved locally on an iPad

When coming across certain youtube videos (on a Mac) I don't have time to watch at the moment, I wish I could get them saved for later offline viewing on my iPad. Is there some simple setup I could ...
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How can I setup my printer to print in black and white as default?

Is it possible to set up a printer, so it will always print in black and white?
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New photos app, upload from library?

I got the new Photos app + iCloud photos library going. It's great But if I want to send an email from, say Gmail, and include a photo from my computer.. I can't choose from my photo library The ...
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iMessage help! my imessage has been hacked

My brother has checked all my past iMessages on his mac from my iPhone that have been deleted. How is that possible? Is there away there any way my iMessages can be permanently deleted so they cant be ...
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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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Recovery HD Is not showing up. Is it because of FileVault?

I have a problem. On my mac, when i start and hold the ALT key, or the Command-R Key, then it doesn't boot into Recovery HD or even show it. I need it to repair, mount etc. my disk. I tried disk ...
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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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New Hard Drive Install Failure

I got a problem with my 2012 Mac Book Pro, I'm trying to install a new 750 Go Sata 3 with 7200 t/min WD Black in it. The problem is when i try to reinstall OSx Mountain Lion on it, it didn't find the ...
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Change background colour for PDF when Viewing

When a PDF is opened, its actual background color is often white. On Windows, several PDF viewers have the ability to set the background color to another one, which doesn't modify the PDF file itself. ...
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Ping being hijacked?

On my Mac terminal, I typed cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 and I do a dig dig www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> www.facebook.com ;; ...
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USB GSM modem always busy

I have a Wavecome GSM modem that plugged in through USB. Yosemite detect the it under /dev/ no problem but when I try to use screen command to communicate with it, it gave me the error: "cannot open ...
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Folders disappeared from iCloud Drive following path name change

So that GNU Make could access my iCloud Drive folder, I removed the space in 'Mobile Documents'. So I changed my iCloud Drive path from: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ to ~/Library/MobileDocuments/ ...
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How to hide an app from launchpad

Is there any way to hide an app from 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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Copy and Cut sometimes don't work [closed]

My system is kept fully up to date and I still see this problem intermittently, although not as often as I used to; I would say that this has not been fully fixed. If there are any workarounds ...
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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 ...