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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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 ...
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What is the best solution for a free partition recovery?

Recently I accidentally partitioned my Seagate Backup Drive (1 TB) not knowing that everything would be wiped off (silly me). I am now in shock knowing that my files are somewhat gone. I have tried ...
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Recovering data on a failing USB drive with a Yosemite [duplicate]

I have a USB drive with Yosemite installed, but it stopped working suddenly. I am no longer able to boot with it. If I do try (I am using a Mac mini which runs Mavericks), the progress bar (in the ...
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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my Mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device ...
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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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Can different user accounts have separate Time Machine Backup drives?

If I have two users accounts on one Mac is it possible to automatically use a different Time Machine drive for each user's data?
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Delete apps from Launchpad or from Finder?

Is there an advantage to delete apps from Launchpad (Hold one app like in iOS) vs from finder? And why some apps cannot be deleted from Launchpad?
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How to fix Thunderbolt Ethernet slower than wifi Macbook Pro?

I recently bought a gigabit Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter so I could have faster Internet. I plugged the cable into my Internet modem, and the other end into my adapter. I plugged the adapter into ...
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I get a bash syntax error message every time I open Terminal on macbook

-bash: /Users/admin/.bash_sessions/720116FC-4C25-4FFA-AC15-00D5C843C15F.session: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' -bash: ...
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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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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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iMovie costs money now?

I bought my computer in 2014 last fall and this summer I brought it in to get a factory reset (to take out everything I had done). When I brought it home I realized that iMovie was deleted and I ...
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best way to convert mpeg2 to mpeg4 on Mac (Yosemite)? [duplicate]

I have home movies in DVD format, and would like to convert the VIDEO_TS files that are .VOB, I believe that's MPEG2 inside, into MPEG4 or whatever's best for import into iMovie. I read about ...
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Finder tags and restoring label behaviour in earlier versions of OS X [duplicate]

How can I modify the Finder's tag size and color on OS X 10.11, Yosemite? In other words how can I get rid of the dot tag and bring it as it was before, such as on Leopard, let's say. Full length of ...
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Restoring finder icon

I have moved certain sections (downloads, music, pictures) of my user directory from my SSD to my HDD via symlinks. I have successfully changed over the image of the folder which can be seen in the ...
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Using built-in apps or command on OS X, is there a way to limit iTunes download and webpage upload speed?

There are two situations I found useful to limit download and upload speed on a Mac: iTunes download of a movie -- I don't want that to use a lot of bandwidth but want maybe 50% or 70% of bandwidth ...
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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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SD slot for mac mini

Last year I purchased a Mac Mini from MacMall. It came without a manual or instructions. I'm trying to find a slot in the back to install a SanDisk card to view pictures off a trail cam. The slots ...
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MacBook software speaker problem

I've found that the speakers on my 2008 Core 2 Duo MacBook aren't being used by Mac OS X. Some applications such as Skype that output directly to the speakers work, but the system (and any apps that ...
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Weird null characters ^@ output on iTerm 2 / zsh when a command is running

When I m using iTerm 2 (with zsh), and a command is running at the prompt, every minute or so ^@ (NULL character) got displayed on the terminal. Below is an example, using socat, but other commands ...
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Connect Windows 7 Laptop to Mac mini

I have a Mac mini and a Windows 7 laptop. I want to control the Mac mini through my Windows laptop. Is there any solution in a way that I don't have to hook up the Mac with a monitor, keyboard, and ...
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Mac freezes on OSX install and redirects to recovery mode

I have a 13" mid-2014, Intel i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage MacBook Pro. I'm trying to reinstall OS X El Capitan. I have downloaded the .iso file from the App Store, and I have created a ...
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SSD slowdown 85mbit writes, late 2013 Mac Air

Hi what could slow down my massively fast solid state disks? I have from the start of owning it only had 10-15GB free on the 128GB internal drive but now writes are down from their 300+ mbit to 85 ...
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Images deleted but not captured when imported from iPhone with ImageCapture

Importing images with ImageCapture always worked fine. After controlling that they were really imported I imported again and this time allowed that images would be deleted from the iPhone. This time ...
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Mac Yosemite Airdrop is very slow

I'm transferring files over Airdrop between 2 Macs running Yosemite. Before (10.8) it was pretty fast, reaching around 30M/second. Now (Yosemite 10.10) it's around 300k/second. Is this drop in speed ...
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NTFS appears every time

Every time I boot my Mac, an "NTFS for Mac OS X" window appears. In the settings I can't change this. Here is the window I have El capitan 10.11.4 I found this: To resolve the issue you need ...
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Apple doing anonymous data exchange in Mac?

I've realized today that my iMac is sending/receiving(mostly send) some anonymous data over the internet(almost 500MB today), I checked with Little Snitch and found these addresses are consuming data ...
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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 ...