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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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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My iCloud account syncs with old me account

My mac syncs notes with my "me account" notes but my iphone syncs with "icloud account" notes.
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How to delete stubborn files in trash, El Capitain [on hold]

"Prior to El Capitan, it was possible to force emptying of the Trash when stubborn or "in use" items prevented it with "Secure Empty Trash". This option has however been removed in El Capitan." When ...
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Measuring distances in Preview

How do you measure margins in Preview? After opening Crop in Inspector, I can only choose either Points, Inches or Centimeters in the Units: list box. How do I change it to engineering scale, such as ...
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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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MS Office 2011 Word printing range of pages fails

I tried to print pages 7-8 and 11-14 of a 14 page document. Word decided it was going to print the whole document. No matter what settings I tried; whole document. Except that you can successfully ...
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Why is my mac mini (late 2009) bluetooth not discoverable?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2009) running the latest version of El Capitan. I have tried to pair bluetooth devices as follows, without success: Magic Mouse 2 Magic Trackpad 1 iPhone 5s (using airdrop) ...
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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 /System/...
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problems with computer itself due to improper disconnection of disk?

I know if a disk is not ejected properly, that can cause corruption or data loss on that disk. But can it cause problems with the Mac as well, such as with the file directory? And if it did cause ...
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Mac keeps booting into disk utilities

my mac kept getting stuck on the apple logo when booting up so I went into recovery mode and formatted the disk and installed OS X again. But for some reason it is not booting normally when I switch ...
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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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How to render external display in native resolution?

I've a UHD display connected to MAC via HDMI. But the external display is not rendering in native resolution. There does not appear to be an option in preferences to set to native resolution of ...
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Does auto-unlock in macOS Sierra also auto-lock? [on hold]

In WWDC, it was announced that macOS Sierra will have an 'auto-unlock' feature using the Apple Watch whereby if you approach your Mac wearing your Apple Watch, the Mac will automatically unlock. I ...
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How can I download songs for offline play on my Mac but not my iPhone?

Long story short I have more than enough space on my laptop to download my whole Apple Music library (which isn't very big at all) for offline play, but I have <1gb of space on my iPhone. Is there ...
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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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File locations not appearing in left sidebar of Word 2016 Open Document dialog [duplicate]

Usually when I go to open a file in Word I can select from a list of locations in the left hand column of the dialog. These locations have disappeared: How do I get them back? I've had this before ...
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Kernel Task is taking up 1.12 GB in activity monitor

I have an issue where my kernel task is taking over a GB of memory on my activity monitor. My fan seems to be going pretty crazy and is loud. Any ideas?
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Home wifi network connectivity problems

I live in a large shared house, with BT Business broadband which is then split/repeated into 3 networks across the house. I used to have no problem connecting to the main network (which is nearest my ...
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Show hidden files from windows PC on Mac

I created some hidden files in windows and copied them on pen drive. Now i want to see those files in Mac but not able to see. please tell how i can see those files ? thanks
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Mavericks on a MacBook 4,1 [on hold]

I've tried SFOTT o cannot get it to work. Someone please help me my specs are: Core 2 duo 2.1ghz 4gb of ram X1300 144mb 120 gb hdd Please someone help me I don't want to give up
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Is there a good File Copy Software for your Mac like TeraCopy for Windows in 2016? [duplicate]

TeraCopy is a nifty piece of software that allows you to copy and paste multiple items that it then queues and optimises the speed of reading and writing to the HD. It works very well but is windows ...
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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 do I copy a partition of an Image to a partition of a physical disk?

I finally had a bootable usb key working with a windows 7 install ready to go, when I realized that once the Language selection came up, my Macbook Pro's keyboard and trackpad no longer functioned and ...
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Window management software? [duplicate]

I'm using a very simple tool on Windows called http://www.maxto.net which allows me to set screen regions and maximizes to that region. Is there similar software on OS X? The one's I've found only ...
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MacBook Pro won't turn on!

I was using my Macbook Pro when it turned off. The things I had plugged in at the time were a USB cable to a sound blaster thing and then into some speakers. I also had a second monitor attached, ...
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How to Import photo from screensaver Mac

I have transferred a photo from camera to the Mac and it is stored in screen saver. I couldn't find any photo in iPhoto or in the library. If you can please help me how to import photos from screen ...
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2009 Mac 27'' - Screen goes off and gets hot

I have a 2009 Mac 27'' and the screen goes black and gets hot. I went to a repair shop and they told me it was my video card, but they couldn't guarantee the success of the work to be done. So my ...
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Win2usb OS works on PC but not on MBP

I have a MBP with windows 7 64bit Bootcamp installed. I also have refind installed. I have a win2usb 1tb drive with a fresh windows 7 32bit installed and it boots up perfect on a test PC. Refind ...
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Can not boot anyway to restore files

I can not get my Mac Book Pro to boot. It will only boot in Recovery mode. I am assuming I need to reinstall the OS but anyway to save files? What if I connect the hard drive to an enclosure and ...
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How to forward traffic out to the internet from Ethernet through WiFi while interfaces on a different subnet? [duplicate]

On my MacBook I am connected to internet through WiFi but I also have a router for my lab connected to Ethernet port. wifi(en1): 192.168.0.4/24 with 192.168.0.1 gateway. ethernet(en0): 192.168.1....
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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: /Users/admin/.bash_sessions/720116FC-4C25-4FFA-AC15-00D5C843C15F....
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“Startup disk” in “About this Mac”

I noticed that on when I go into "About this Mac" on my iMac I see a parameter named "Startup disk" while on my MacBook I do not... Is this because I have multiple disks in my iMac and only one in the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the printer in Mac printer dialog boxes?

Want to jump to the printer selector with the keyboard (and then select the desired printer w/the keyboard as well).
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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Want to play a game on my mac after losing my iPad?

So recently I lost my iPad and on it was Clash of Clans. I was wondering if I could continue playing it on my Mac with the Game Center account I used on it? And if so, how? I was pretty far in the ...
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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 modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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disable force touch for specific apps

I tend to force touch text in my text editor (brackets) and it is very annoying to have the system switching to the dictionary app. I don't want to disable it because i still use it, but is there a ...
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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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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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How can I copy files from a RDC PC to my Mac

I need to copy some files from a RDC PC to my MAC. I can copy files from RDC to a PC but not to a mac. How can I do this? Thanks
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Can I delete this folder? Library -> Application Support -> iOSinstaller

I have run out of space on my 13" MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015). I used DiskInventoryX to see what's taking up so much space and I saw that a folder in my Library was over 50 GB. The folder in ...
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Airdrop is not working with my Mac

I have a Macbook air 11 inch early 2014 with Mac os X 10.11.5 installed. I can't send or receive from my mac to any other iOS device. If I want to send something to my iPhone, the iPhone never scans ...
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Volume on Mac increases automatically when earphones plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro running El-Capitan v10.11.5. Whenever I plug in my earphones, the volume gradually increases (one bar every couple of minutes), automatically. This problem has been going on for ...
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How to renew macair password [closed]

I followed steps getting os x utilities, getting window for new password for the user, select macintoch HD/user/new password/hint/save New window asks me; keychain password wasn't changed. For ...
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MBR 15, external monitor, screen is blinking and sometimes no signal (DP)

I am using two external monitors, both are same kind, Asus PA248Q Pro Art. They are only 1920*1200 (16:10). This mid 2015 model of MBR should support two(!) 4K monitors, so there should not be problem ...
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How to check the battery level of devices connected via Bluetooth in OS X

I have a set of Bluetooth headphones that I use with my iPhone and Macbook (OS X Yosemite). On my iPhone, a little battery meter pops up next to the Bluetooth logo each time I'm connect the ...
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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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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Copy paste doesn't work from Mac book pro VNC server to ubuntu VNC client, other direction works

I have enabled the screen sharing in Mac book pro. Connected to that from Ubuntu using VNC client. Though I'm able to copy and paste text selected using mouse from Ubuntu to Macbook Pro, copy & ...