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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i can't see my bootable Windows USB on my Mac boot screen

So I installed Windows 10 on my Sandisk Cruiser Blade 32 GB using win 2 usb (software) and it works fine on my late 2011 MacBook Pro but when I plug it in my mid 2010 iMac and boot it holding the ...
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How can I unlock an FileVault2 encrypted volume without mounting?

I have a FV2 encrpyted volume I can't mount due to a problem with the journal of the "inside" HFS+ partion. I want to disable the journal or run fsck on the HFS+ partition, but for this I need to be ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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Image capture opens after iPhone is connected

Everytime I connect my iPhone to my laptop, Image Capture opens. How to I stop it? I just need to use iTunes, not Image Capture.
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Which application to replace Superputty / Putty CM in mac

Is there any application in MAC OS (Mac book pro) which can work like superputty / putty CM does in windows? I am looking for a free one. What I need is to organize my ssh sessions .. I can ssh to my ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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how to access Macbook Pro hard drive after network boot (OptCmd-R)

My mac won't boot. I need to re-install OS. But hard disk is too full, so I need to delete some files. I boot Opt-Cmd-R then open menu > Utilities > Terminal but bash shell only shows boot partition ...
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Update Active Directory Photo from Mac

I recently joined a company which uses active directory. I use a mac and I can authenticate to the AD from my mac. but I want to know how can I update my photo in the AD from mac. It seems all tools ...
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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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Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources?

I'm looking for explanation of memory usage on my machine especially in light of the example in this screenshot below: I understand what is Free and Active means But what are the meanings of Wired ...
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Booting and Running Windows 7/10 from external USB [duplicate]

I have a 2013 MacBook Air (4GB/128GB). I do not have the resources for a virtual machine and do not want to partition the hard drive. Can I have Windows 7 or 10 on a 128GB USB 3 Flash Drive. I want ...
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Word cannot save this document due to a naming or permissions error on the destination volume

I have a mapped network folder on my Mac. About a week ago everything was fine and I could save Word documents to my personal folder on the network drive. Now, I've been getting the following message:...
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Notifications: From mac to iPhone

i want to send notifications from an app on my mac to my iPhone with push notifications. i saw Prowl but i want to try a free option.
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Is it possible to use old Wacom tablet on 10.11?

I have Wacom Graphire 3 a.k.a CT-630. This model is old Wacom tablet. So, it has no driver for 10.11. Can I use this tablet on my Mac? Any solution?
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How can you cancel a mail send message failure when the menu is too large to fit on the screen?

Note: This is a problem I have never had before and I am not sure how to describe it in the title or here. Anyone may edit this to make it more clear. I use Apple Mail on the latest OS X. This time,...
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Stolen Mac - Help Finding Serial Number?

My apartment was broken into yesterday and my Mac (Mavericks) is gone. I'm trying to dig up the serial number for the police, but I'm having zero luck. Here's what I've done so far, to no avail: ...
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Command-delete shortcut is not working for me

How do you delete a file you have selected in a Finder window, without using the mouse? delete doesn't do it. When I looked it up, I was said that command-delete is supposed to do it, but it doesn't ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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Deleted hidden files and now Mac won't boot, how do I fix this?

My friend deleted some hidden files on his Mac (OS X 10.9.4) laptop. After restarting his laptop the Mac just shows loading progress bar and nothing else. How can we restore the hidden files and get ...
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How can I work in other applications while using PowerPoint presenter view on mac?

In Windows it is possible to switch between and work with open applications when PowerPoint is open in presenter view. In this mode, the audience sees only the PowerPoint presentation, while you use ...
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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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My Mac doesn't let me change file Icons

My Mac doesn't let me change a file icon no matter what I do. Instead of showing the picture (or icon) that I want it to use, it just says the type of file that it is, like PNG. It looks kind of as if ...
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Removing all unwanted dependencies after uninstalling a package

To give some context, I am currently installing Wine, and I see that it is installing a lot of dependencies. Wine has instructions on their website on how to uninstall Wine, but I don't think this ...
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How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone so I can post a video to Instagram?

I created a 15 second video on my Mac and want to post it to Instagram. I've tried converting it to Quicktime with iTunes and adding it to the iPhone that way, but I can't see the video in the Photos ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognize password until reset

For some reason my OSX El Capitain Macbook Pro has started to not accept my password until I hold down the power button and restart it. Then it accepts the password just fine. Any ideas what might be ...
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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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How to create a new folder in a HD [duplicate]

I have an old HD with a lot of folders, created in Windows. Now that I have a Mac, I'd like to create new folders in this HD. In Finder, I can view and open the folders and files that was already ...
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Active Mac Desktop screen with the cursor on Multi-desktop configuration

I like to work with many mac desktop with two monitors. It is a bit bothersome to click in a particular desktop to activate it to work on it. So, I think that it could be a way for doing this more ...
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“this item is temporarily unavailable” OSX Lion Reinstall

So I woke up today with all of my permissions gone today, my Mac Pro 1,1 with OSX Lion booted into a System Administrator mode. Here is a picture of what is happening So I decided to reinstall OSX by ...
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Mac Freelance minimizing window [closed]

how to I make the Mac Freelance window smaller? I accidently clicked on the maximize button, and can't get it back to size
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Mac 10.11.5 Calendar app ics doesn't sync to exchange Office365

I have Mac 10.11.5 and using the Calendar app with Office365 set-up and synced to it. When I drop a .ics file on the calendar it won't push up to Office365. However, if I copy it (the same .ics event, ...
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Stop importing Duplicate photos

When I was trying to import a few photos into the Photos application, it notified me that one photo was a duplicate. Without thinking much, I foolishly ticked the box to ALWAYS allow Photos to import ...
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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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Pain with using multiple monitors

Today I got a new 13 inch mac book pro. I have a 30 inch asus monitor which I use as a secondary display. The resolution of the monitor is higher than the macbook pro. when I move the mouse from my ...
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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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Bash script to click button on an HTML page

I'm trying to write a Bash script that opens a browser, clicks an HTML button on a webpage, and closes the browser after getting response. I need this script to be executable from within Terminal. If ...
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OS X Calendar won't sync to iPhone

If I put an event in Calendar, on my Mac, in does not sync to my iPhone. However it does sync if I put an event into the iPhone when it will then pick up the previous unsynced events.
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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How to get HFS+ filesystem blocksize

How can I find out the HFS+ filesystem blocksize for a local volume on a MacbookPro5,4. I think its 4k. I need to confirm this. Diskutil reports that the disk blocksize is 512 bytes.
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Filter by group with pfctl

I'm using this example on 10.10.5 but I can't get my packets filtered correctly using pfctl: dummynet out proto { tcp,udp } all group throttle pipe 1 Based on the man pfctl (see here): group &...
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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 ...
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Is there any way to have multiple System Preference configurations?

I need to connect to a Windows Server via MS Remote Desktop and would like to configure Keyboard and Display differently when connected but want to go back to standard settings when not working in ...
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Lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and Finder

I did something stupid apparently and lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and then when I opened Finder to drag it down to the Dock it somehow got deleted in the desktop. Now although I can see ...
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How do I factory reset my MacBook Pro if the keyboard does not work?

I really need some help. Last week I unfortunately spilled orange juice on my MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011 Model. In ~4.5 years, that is the only adversary it has ever dealt with. The lower half of the ...
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How to upload (not sync) files to iCloud Drive without using any browser?

I'm having a hard time with iCloud Drive on Mac. The files I drop in iCloud Drive folder simply sync while I wanted to upload the file to cloud so that I can delete the local copies in my Mac to free ...
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Mac Numbers - How do I add up cells containing data (text) per column

In my Mac Numbers Spreadsheet, I have got a column containing a product title. I would like to add up the cells containing a title at the bottom on my spreadsheet. What formula do I use for that? ...
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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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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...