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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Macbook Air Hardware Fault

Somebody has given me an Apple Macbook Air 1.1 to fix. Unfortunately I have very little experience with Macs. Symptoms are: *Computer runs incredibly slow to the extent that I have never seen one so ...
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Can I trust Apple Store's employees with my laptop?

This might be a bizarre but crucial question, can I fully trust leaving my laptop in repairs (Genius Bar) while they have full access to it ? I recently went to the genius bar to get my display ...
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extract Apple ID's password from mavericks keychain? [duplicate]

First of all i need to know if mail's passwords stored in keychain or not ? If yes .. how to extract passwords from keychain especially [APPLE ID] ? That's it
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Apps are not opening in Mac

Google Chrome and other apps are not opening, they just bounce and then stop without giving me any error message. I also re-downloaded Google Chrome and still not opening. Recently I installed ...
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
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Compress PDF with adjustable ratio

One can use Preview to compress a PDF. However Preview on Mac OS X 10.7 does a too hard compression for my taste. There is only one compression setting. Are there alternative tools that allows you to ...
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Notes.app: Notes from iCloud show title but bodies are blank!

I have been using notes.app for a while, especially for its ability to use iCloud to sync. Everything has seemed fine, though it seems like some of my older notes' bodies are showing up blank. I ...
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How do I prevent keyboard shortcuts being synced from my iPhone to my Mac?

I use some keyboard shortcuts on my iPhone. This helps a lot, e.g. when typing gn which is replaced by Good night!. These shortcuts are synchronised to my Mac via iCloud. On my Mac I use TextExpander ...
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I overwrote OSX with Linux by accident

So here is what happened. I installed Ubuntu onto a flashdrive hoping to be able to dual boot Linux/OSX. I burned Ubuntu onto the flash drive on my desktop PC (windows 8.1) with universal USB ...
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How to disable discrete graphics card and use only integrated graphics MacBook Pro Early 2011?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and the GPU has died. I want to switch to Integrated Graphics only until I get my Logic Board replace. I've tried: gfxcardstatus and I get this: *There is no ...
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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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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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Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?

About a year ago, I sold my old MacBook Pro. Last week I got a call from the buyer who said that it had been stolen and he didn't have the serial number — and did I have it? I haven't been able to ...
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Keeping column width in Finder

Is there a way to keep the columns width settings? Every time I open Finder, the columns width default back to whatever OS X's setting.
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Add Keyboard Shortcut to Mac

Is there a way I can make a keyboard shortcut for this? TAB, TAB, DOWN ARROW KEY, TYPE "S", RETURN, RETURN Is there a way I can bind this to a keyboard shortcut, i.e. CMD + ALT + G? Any help is ...
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Adobe Flash player won't install on my mac

I'm trying to update Adobe Flash player on my mac OsX 10.6 with Safari. Everything was working out in the update process until I clicked 'Install Adobe Flash player' and it requested my mac's username ...
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Does OS X Manage RAM? [duplicate]

I was reading this SuperUser question, and it made me wonder, does OS X do any sort of memory managment, or does alloc() just fail to allocate memory, causing the process to crash?
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ThunderBolt to Mini Display port

Is it possible to connect a Macbook Air 2013 to Macbook Pro 2009 through a thunderbolt cable in order to transform the latter to a second Display ?
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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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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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How can I specify shutdown time with “sudo shutdown”?

In the following Terminal command sudo shutdown -r now, there is a time set ("...now"). Is there a way to set a specific time. For example, could it be sudo shutdown -r -int 1200?
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Mac OS X - File Open Dialog: Can't sort or resize columns

I'm having a problem where when I go to File > Open; I can't resize the different columns.
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How to configure $PATH (for LaTeX) and run commands in Terminal?

After consulting the programming section of StackExchange, I have been referred to apple.stackexchange instead. I am using the following template: ...
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Mac runs same vm. Cannot exit

I have inherited some Mac-based machine, but when I power it on - virtual machine with Windows XP starts. I cannot figure, how to exit this mode or restore Mac to factory defaults. I tried booting ...
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Set audio output source per application

I want to do something simple I want my music to play on my headphones and and the rest of the sounds just on my MacBook speakers. Is it possible to set different outputs for audio?
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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Can you change the storage location of Conversation History for Mac Lync?

I know the history is stored in /Users/<username>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft Lync History. Does anyone know if it's possible to change where it's stored? I'd like to save ...
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Help to Fix My Computer

How do I fix my Mac? Okay so I'm in a weird spot with my Mac. It has no startup up disk. I have the installation disk for it but my super drive does not work. I'm wondering can I boot it from a USB? ...
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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Displaying calendar events as text, in the terminal

Using Yosemite, is there a way to display events from my calendar in the command line? I'm aware of the stock calendars apple supplies for things like holidays and such, /usr/share/calendar/ and the ...
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Is there a way to reorder the Mac Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the location of an icon in the menu bar? The title is sort of self-explanatory. I wanted to group some icons into a more logical and useful layout. This question ...
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Mac Mini Server Reset To Factory - Help With Fatal Error

I am in desperate need of assistance. I am doing my very first in-house server reset and wipe since graduating from school and I am in over my head. I know I am a noob at it but I am THE I.T. GUY at ...
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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 ...
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Playing and editing DV-AVI files on a Mac

I have loads of video files that I have transferred from MiniDV tapes and onto my computer. I used firewire cable and something called WinDV to transfer them and as far as I know they are saved in the ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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Deleting files on my macbook is not affecting the storage space?

How do I solve this problem? The storage space does not increase when I delete files. Yesterday, I deleted 250MB of files but made zero change to storage space. I have emptied the trash. I don't use ...
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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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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 OS X Applications Windows Stack Order

When you right click an application in the dock, a list including the opened windows for that application is open, like this: http://cl.ly/image/350Q2J0q0e25 The problem is this: I would like to ...
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Apple Keynote exclude object from slide transition

How can i exclude part of the slide from animating in transition ? like background, title, i just want to move to next slide with keeping the headline
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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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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink 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 and ...
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Mac Book Pro OS X Yosemite Issue [closed]

I downloaded the Yosemite system and my computer is MUCH slower than before. Trying to add a new contact takes minutes. Any suggestions?
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My computer logs out and sleeps after two or three songs play on itunes

Recently I did some updating on my computer just to make the display better, change sleep length (extended, not shortened), and to add hot corners. Well, now when we play up to two or three songs ...
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Allow cookies from certain websites?

I have some problems with cookies, I don't want cookies everywhere, but only for certain websites. What I have done right now is I allow cookies, then do the thing where a cookie is saved, then block ...
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Downgrade from Yosemite OS to Mavericks OS: -2003F message error

Please I wanna ask you if you can help me to resolve this issue. I have make a handling to downgrade from Yosemite OS to Mavericks OS. After this, my Mac cannot start up, it displays a folder with ...
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How to get my user data back?

A few months ago, I partitioned my hard drive to install OS X Yosemite Beta, everything was fine but now that I'm trying to access to some data on my old partition user account (running on Mavericks), ...
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What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?

It is often convenient to name files and folders with a date and time, such as standard ISO 8601 format: 2014-12-10T22:35:28.460Z. Unfortunately, the Mac’s HFS+ file system uses the COLON as a path ...
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Need a way to save multiple window layouts for multiple configurations of monitors

When I work at my desk, my MBP is connected to two 27" displays, so I have 3 screens, and they're laid out very specifically, so my chat, mail, trello, etc. windows are all in their own spot. I'm ...