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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Switch music playing from iPod to Mac when getting home

is there a way to automatically 'transfer' the music you hear on your iPod touch (4. generation) to the Mac? What I want to do: I am listening to music while I am on my way back home. I get home and ...
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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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Enable writing to NTFS harddrive with non-standard name on Mac

I have a lot of NTFS hard drives back when I used a Windows PC. I'm trying to write to these drives with my Macbook Pro on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. I'm going through this tutorial. I have to write this ...
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Between the pages on Pages

I am frustrated trying to create a gap between my pages when I am working in the Pages program. The old version had the gap as the default setting and I liked it that way; in the current version the ...
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Need help understanding script running at startup? “osascript -e 'tell app \”ARDAgent\“ to do shell script \”say quack\“'”

STEPS TAKEN Logged into Mac this morning Noticed activity and files generated I did not initiate Ran bash history. Attached output below SETTINGS All Sharing was Off Do not use any file sharing ...
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Curiously removed permissions

I have a severe permissions' issue. I hope there are some really clever people out there, who might know how to solve this using the Terminal, expert-level hacking or in some really simple way so I at ...
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Split screen app for Mac?

I'm aware of applications such as this which allow windows to be "halved", allowing the screen to be divided up. But are there any apps out there that split the Mac screen within applications and ...
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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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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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How to get rid of the circular speech commands thing?

This thing has appeared, hovering obtrusively over my desktop (Mountain Lion): I don't know how it got there. Presumably I pressed some key combination by accident. But I can't for the life of me ...
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How To Securely Erase Free Space Using Terminal?

A friend told me that when you delete a file on your Mac in the normal way it actually stays where it is, but it is just no longer usable by your Mac. The addition of more files to your Mac causes ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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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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always Allow control clicking on yosemite?

I've recently started playing Minecraft that uses control and click as the main game controls. On Macintosh, I can't seem to use them both at the same time, it takes me to mission control. Is there a ...
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Cannot sort by Events in Mac Photos

My photos are no longer organized by Events in the new Mac Photos. How do I search the new Mac Photos by events?
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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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Where is the file .vimrc in Yosemite? (Download Macvim through Homebrew)

I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and I recently downloaded macvim using homebrew. I find a vimrc file under the directory: /usr/share/vim However, after putting some modification like setting the ...
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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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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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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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Where can I find the task manager in Mac OS X Lion?

Where can I find a task manager in Mac OS X Lion? I want to see the processes that are currently being run, and I can kill any process I like.
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How do I use Mac's Preview application text speech feature?

How could I let Preview start speaking a selected paragraph? I found the speech menu item in the edit menu but this starts speaking from the beginning of the document!
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Grapher 3d intersection

I am trying to create a so called Möbius sphere. I is basically a have a sphere with x^2+y^2+z^2=1 and the forumla x^3+zx^2+z^2x+z^3-zy^2=0. I need to find the intersection between those to find just ...
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not optimum mode message on samsung monitor when I close the lid

For some reason, my samsung monitor started giving me some problems when I use it with my mac pro. It works perfectly on PC, and it used to work perfectly on my mac too, but recently when I connect it ...
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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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Unknown disk found using diskutil, cannot delete

Using the command line, I wanted to see all available drives on my machine. So, I type diskutil list and besides Recovery HD and Macintosh HD, I notice this: /dev/disk3 #: ...
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Question about Mail. How to limit amount stored locally. Where is mail stored?

I'm new to Macs and have a question about my MacBook Air OSX 10.9.1 and mail. I'm getting a "Startup disk full" message* and one thing I highly suspect is the mail. Even if it's not the culprit, I'm ...
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Has it been ever possible to implant a monitoring device or software in a Macbook that cannot be detected by antivirus?

I have a several-year old pre-unibody Macbook and am wondering if my family member could have ever put some kinda tracking or monitoring device or software in it either directly or by remote access? I ...
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Replacement for Isolator

It seems that one of my all time favourite apps Isolator has been abandoned. While it still works, it hasn't been updated in forever, could use some customization features and it isn't ready for ...
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Standard Function Keys on 3rd-party External Keyboard [closed]

I have an Apple look-alike cherry white keyboard. When I hit F12 it sends me to the dashboard instead of turning up the volume. On this keyboard, I have to press Fn to use the volume controls and ...
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Make dock appear on both screens at the same time

I have an external screen connected to my mac. I have my Dock configured to be always displayed (not hiding it below the screen) How do I make the Dock appear on both screens at the same time?
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Dongle Crashing

I updated my Mac to 10.9.5. Ater updating, my Vodafone 3G dongle started crashing. Process: Vodafone K4201 I [27832] Path: /Applications/Vodafone K4201 ...
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How to make the login window display list of users and name and password?

I want to be able to have the login screen of OSX Yosemite display the list of users and a name and password field. I have seen it done on my school's computers but they were connected to a user ...
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Lost the symbols on my safari and finder buttons [duplicate]

I seem to be missing the button symbols on finder and safari. Any idea how to fix this?
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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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Can I use a Mac mini without the power brick?

I don't have the power brick for my Mac mini with me but I have cord that plugs into the back of it, can I use it without and plug directly into the wall? Any harm? The model is A1347
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Macbookpro can't recognize bootable usb at boot time?

I have an old macbookpro: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0F I created a ...
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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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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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Why my sound is mute?

I have problem with my mac mini, sound icon is mute and i am unable to click to unmute it. Tomorrow night it was working fine, but getting issue now, i inserted headPhone but nothing happen. and ...
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Internal SSD not found when installing OS X

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install Mac OS X to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from ...
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Mac OS X - Terminal window shows up but closes immediately

I'm using Mac OS X Lion 10.7. I open Terminal and its window shows up but immediately close and its icon remains in the dock. It's working fine a moment ago. I don't know what i have messed. I looked ...
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Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark?

How do I start up a Mac when all it shows is a Folder with a Question Mark, even with a DVD in the drive? Image courtesy of Loïc Wolff
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Where are the sample books stored in the iBooks for Mac OS X?

I'm doing an accessibility stuff and I need to access the source file (.epub file) of the sample books in iBooks for Mac OS X. I did look for one at ...
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How can i delete a partition in Terminal when I can't simply combine because 'The given partitions are not on the same whole disk'?

Before I partitioned my HD, the only one I had was "Macintosh HD". The partition created one called "Macintosh HD2" I used terminal to erase "Macintosh HD2" somehow, but it returned as "Untitled." ...
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Microphone jack not working

My dad just got me a new headset for my used 2006 17″ MacBook Pro. I plugged the audio jack in, wonderful, then I plugged the microphone into the microphone jack and that didn't work at ALL!!! I am ...
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How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
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hard disk wrong size

My hard disk has 40gb free space but the disk utility says it has only 9mb of free space. to be more specific, the hdd appears twice on disk utility. the first says it has 9mb of free space and the ...
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No sound after installation of Windows drivers (Boot Camp) Windows 8.1

I got Windows installed to my MacBook. The only problem is, that I was not having any sound even though the drivers were installed. I was told that using Boot Camp to create the USB boot causes that, ...
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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 ...