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Use Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook pro late 2011's hard disk to an SSD from Corsair. I have inserted the USB stick with the OSX Mavericks installer, and everything went great: I made a GUID single ...
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Uninstall OS X Yosemite? [duplicate]

when the beta of Yosemite came out I immediately install it on my 13´ MacBook Pro 4gb ram Core i7 (obviously Im a developer) The problem is when I have 2 or more windows opened the system comes ...
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How to install wifi in Macbook Pro

Currently I am using a Macbook Pro with OSX 10.8.5 & I just notice that there is no "wifi option" in this Machine. Because, to make that back in Desktop menu bar I go to: Preference >> ...
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How to invert screen colors and color hue?

I want to "smart invert" my colors like this app does: http://arcanesanctum.net/negativescreen/ I tried the app called "Nocturne 2.0.0" but its "Invert Hue" option has no effect because of this ...
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UI becomes extremely unresponsive

Hardware: MBP Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013 OS: OS X 10.9.3 For a while the UI has become totally unresponsive. I tried to run Activity from Spotlight, but I am only able to see the Activity app in ...
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Safari is not responding correctly

When I am using Safari, most of the time I click on a link it is opening with new window and different page as example mackeeper or blah blah kind of advertisement. And moreover the old page from ...
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1answer
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Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer when I tried to downgrade from 10.9.4 to 10.9.3

I need to downgrade my Macbook from 10.9.4 to 10.9.3 but I'm getting this error when it tries to install the Mac OS "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer" Any of you knows how can I downgrade ...
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Install Apple Symbol font on Mac OS X

I use MacBook Pro Retina ME864 with Mac OSX 10.9.4 , Recently I download a Word file from internet which use Apple Symbol font and because I don't have this font on my system the characters shows ...
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Firefox plug-ins save into diffent folder Mac

I use "Fire fox" as my default browser. For last couple of days, I found my browser, running very slowly. As a step of speed it up, in a phase I wanted to delete all my "Fire fox" Plug-ins. In that ...
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59 views

Mac freezes when I try to open a particular Folder

I am using Mac Book Pro with Mavericks. For last couple of weeks, I have been noticing that my whole machine going in to Freeze, when I try to open a particular folder. Every time when I "force ...
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235 views

Why aren't Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters available?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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2answers
47 views

Broken hard drive or operating system

My MacBook Pro froze today. When the system is restarted, it goes directly to the OS X Utilities window. None of the alternatives seem to work. I don't have a Time Machine backup, so there is no use ...
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My hard drive doesn't work but Bootcamp work

For two days my mac is "dead", the hard drive crashed, so I reformat (twice). Then via the Recovery I wanted to reinstall Mavericks but at the end of the proceedings it appears to me there remains ...
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1answer
58 views

Diagnosis or Hardware Test on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro with MacOS 10.9.2

I would like to test hardware on a mac book pro model from 2009 with Mac Os X 10.9.2 installed. Since it is running unreliably I would like to perform a diagnosis/hardware test. What is easy to find ...
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146 views

Cannot re-install OS X Lion after trying to format Macbook Pro

I have been facing an issue regarding a OS X Lion installation in my Macbook Pro 13. I used to have OS X Lion, then I decided to update my O.S to the OS X Mavericks; the update was pretty good, it was ...
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1answer
151 views

How can I figure out why my MacBook is crashing?

I have a MacBook here that crashes reproducibly shortly after unplugging it from the power supply -- while it is sufficiently charged (I verified the battery charge). Battery status is healthy with ...
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1answer
55 views

Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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Lost work from Word crashing

I would like to know if I can retrieve work that I did not manually save and was lost when Word has crashed after copy and paste requests. Have lost major amount of work due to this problem and would ...
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2answers
67 views

How can I get my 13 inch MBP (A1425) to display 4k?

I just got this monitor, http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ultra-120Hz/dp/B00DOPGO2G When I plug it into my MBP's HDMI port, the highest resolution I can choose on it under the "scaled" ...
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2answers
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My Mac account is completely blocked

I recently had some problem with my account that I use on a regular basis. After logging in, my Mac blocks completely showing the spinning color wheel everywhere I click to open something. Finally I ...
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3answers
473 views

No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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Why do I get different Available/Used spaces with Disk Info and df?

I have an early '13 MBP running Mavericks. Today, I got a SSD external drive today, and moved my virtual machines and Lightroom catalog files over to it to free up disk space, since 256GB goes fast. ...
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1answer
24 views

Disk not readable message when using

If I try to use either of the two usb ports on my macbook pro, I get the following message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." and I don't have a disk inserted anywhere... I ...
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1answer
55 views

How to make MacBook automatically connect to different wifi networks as desired?

My main router is located in the living room and creates a wifi hotspot, call it X. I've created an additional wifi hotspot in my bedroom, call it Y, using two powerline adaptors. How do I make my ...
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Macbook Pro's Mini Toslink Output LPCM 2ch Audio format?

I have a Sony Amplifier that accept optical input, but it only accept "LPCM 2ch audio format", so does Macbook Pro output this format? ...
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Can someone describe the purpose of OSX root level folders in laymen's terms?

Simple and concise documentation on the OSX folder hierarchy is sparse. I'm looking for a simple description of each - what are the functions of each? /private /var /usr /tmp /etc /bin /sbin ...
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2answers
132 views

Make MacBook Pro announce emails when sleeping

I'd like to make my MacBook make a sound when I receive a new email, even when it is sleeping. Is there any way to do that?
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224 views

MacBook Pro freezing a few programs (different each time) before resuming?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro that is running OS 10.7.5 -- and it's behaving very strangely. I'm actually at a loss as to what to even search for. The best I can do is to link to a video I took of the ...
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2answers
755 views

Make F8 work as F8 on MacBook Pro

I would like to make F8 key on my MacBook Pro to work as an F8 key, not Play/Pause key, without having to press fn key at the same button. How do I configure Mac OS X (Mavericks) to work that way?
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How to identify and fix files with corrupted / inaccessible disk blocks

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro, running Mavericks 10.9.2. Its sole HDD is a 750GB drive, formatted with Bootcamp. It's still running reasonably well, but in running a defragment pass on it, I've ...
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Macbook Pro Won't Sleep

I've been fighting this for months and I can't seem to get it to sleep consistently. I've talked to Apple Support on the phone and they couldn't help me. I've taken it in and he guy got it to sleep ...
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2answers
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Trackpad interaction without touching it since spilling water

I am using MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.2. 2 days back some water was spilled(more like sprinkled) on the keyboard area of macbook and I immediately cleaned it. After that my macbook cursor behaves ...
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1answer
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Can Macbook air run my softwares?

I would like to buy Macbook air with below specifications 4gb RAM 128GB Flash Storage i5 Processor 1.7Ghz Mavericks OS And i would like to install the below softwares x-Code 2 Virtual machines ...
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1answer
132 views

Replaced hard drive - trying to do a clean install of OS-X on 2011 Macbook Pro

I've seen plenty of how to's on how to upgrade if you have a working installation of OS-X, however I purchased this macbook used, it needed a hard drive and a keyboard. So I put a new hard drive in ...
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2answers
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Client Management of MacBook Pros

My team is starting to get large enough (9 and growing) that I'm looking for some thoughts on best ways to support our MacBook Pros & Airs. I'm fairly new to Macs though, much more comfortable ...
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1answer
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Partition failed

Trying to shrink my default full disk partition to create some free space (for Ubuntu, incidentally, which I'm longing for even more now). Partition failed Partition failed with the error: Couldn't ...
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How to configure my apple remote with custom actions, including sleep & wake up?

This is basically a follow up of MSDOS's question. I've also came around same things he did and I am currently using iRedLite with great success. It is in almost all aspects even better than the ...
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New desktops get randomly created

I use two monitors on this Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I never use more than one "desktop", however once every few days, I see a random number of new desktops created - usually between 2-3 but ...
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2answers
2k views

Blinking question mark on folder on boot

I am attempting to boot up my 2009 MacBook Pro, but when it starts it immediately shows a white screen with a 'question mark folder' — it keeps blinking until the computer shuts down (unless I keep it ...
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1answer
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Will my other partitions be wiped when doing a clean install of Mavericks?

Situation I have two partitions: Mac OS X, and Windows Bootcamp. Will the Windows partition get caught in the wiping process when attempting a Mavericks clean install? I think people call it spring ...
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39 views

iTunes library on usb drive connected to NAS not recognized anymore

I have my iTunes library on an external usb drive. I have no problem accessing it when it is plugged directly to my mac. I've recently bought a NAS device which allows me to connect a usb drive to it ...
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1answer
85 views

Is it possible to take a video screenshot (screenshow?) of what's occurring on a Macbook Pro's screen?

I've got an unusual situation which I cannot explain. I thought to take a video of what I'm seeing on the screen, but realized I didn't know how to do that. Is there a way to take a video of the ...
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1answer
59 views

How can I use an external hard drive as a secondary internal hard drive on OS X

So I have a 2011 iMac that has a 500 GB. Hard drive inside. I could not buy a new computer but I bought a 2 TB. external hard drive that I connected using firewire, since it is almost as fast as ...
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1answer
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OSX Froze, Fails to Boot in any Configuration

In the middle of working like a charm, my MBP locked up. After a bit, I did a hard power off. Here's the timeline since then Reboot. Got to user screen just fine, logged in. Applications all started ...
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1answer
132 views

Do I have a virus, a back door? Am I hacked?

Recently my MacBook has slowed down a lot, though I haven't downloaded any large files or installed new applications, I've mainly used the web. Yesterday I was doing some work in Photoshop and ...
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1answer
830 views

Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
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1answer
876 views

Getting this error constantly: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8

I'm getting these errors constantly from various processes, the invalid string is always the same though. How do I find where the string is located? Here are the latest ones. I removed the ...
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1answer
48 views

User Conflict- Mavericks

My home folder is called admin. However, I am signed in as John and there is no admin user. John is an administrative user. Shouldn't the home folder show the signed-in user name? This may or may ...