OS X 10.9, Mavericks, is the tenth iteration of the computer operating system, OS X.

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I want to add expand my startup disk space on Mavericks but getting “MediaKit reports partition (map) too small.”

When I try going to disk utility and then the partition tab, I am unable to just expand it because of the "MediaKit reports partition (map) too small." message. I found this article: ...
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Change home directory with symlink

I added an SSD to my system, so now I have a boot drive on the SSD and my home directory on a different volume. I successfully changed the home directory as specified in Change Users Home Directory. ...
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Can't open file from external NTFS disk

I am using OS X 10.9.4. I have my music library on an external NTFS disk. When I open these files in iTunes, there are no problems. However, when I view the files in Finder, the icons are grey. If ...
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window hidden behind menu

the top of my photoshop is hidden under my mac menu and I can't seem to get it back to normal
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Safari 7.1 Bookmark not closing properly

I sometime notice this random behaviour of the bookmarks not closing and it leaves me with something like this, any suggestions? I'm running Mavericks with everything updated.
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Installing Mavericks on a new Mac Mini (end 2014) shipped with Yosemite pre-installed?

Excuse me for my english, I'm french and I try to find a solution for my new Mac Mini buy in December. My new Mac Mini it's configured with Yosemite 10.10.0. and it's a problem for me because I use ...
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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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Menubar for Messages in Yosemite

Did Yosemite eliminate the Menubar icon for Messages? I don't see any preference to turn it back on. I found an Apple KB article that seems like it would offer the answer, but always results in a ...
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OSX hangs on startup after large file search caused a crash (Mavericks 10.9.5)

Well, my computer won't startup. Gray screen on regular startups, black screen with no cursor on safe mode startup. It started after a everything froze while performing a massive file search in ...
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Install Mavericks via an HD partition

I had a problem trying to clean the data from my Mac and now I can not start it. It ran Mavericks. I tried to make a swipe date but did not work and lost the system. I have backups of my personal ...
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Syntax for “focused searches” on Finder

When I trying searching for a file/folder on Finder, I get way too many results. I know that I can narrow down search results by pressing the [+], but is there a way of narrowing the search results by ...
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Hanging / wakeup error using Login: >console

I bought a MBP in the last few weeks, and when using the console accessed by logging in as ">console", there is a ~5 second hang whenever I try to type, and at the end of each hang it prints The ...
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What's netbiosd? I must block netbiosd?

I was asked to block netbiosd, but do not know what is. I must to block all connections from netbiosd?
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Inconvenient “read-only” finder mode

It's always bothered me that certain directories on OS X will open like this: And others will open like this: To my understanding this has to do with the permissions of the directory in ...
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Cannot share media file to PC

I want to share my media files on my Mac to my home network, however when I tried to access them from my PC I was asked for username and password. I'm sure I entered them correctly (I mean I can log ...
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Spotlight doesn't show Finder

I typed "Finder" in Spotlight. Finder isn't shown. Why? I use Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) On Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) typing "Finder" in Spotlight does display the finder app.
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contents-immutable and locking the Dock

I have the following: defaults write com.apple.Dock contents-immutable -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Dock size-immutable -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Dock position-immutable -bool yes I ...
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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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Weird behaviour, During the night, Mac wakes every hour on it's own and does this - log attached, any idea why?

This pattern repeats once every hour? 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm) 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: RTC: SleepService 2014/12/12 04:20:59, sleep 2014/12/12 03:21:01 ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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restoring to mavericks from yosemite, partition disappeared after fail

I have an mbpro 15" with 2 hard disks: Main: SSD with OS Extra: Time machine backups and data For different reasons I wanted to downgrade to Mavericks. I rebooted with cmd+r and went to time machine ...
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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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Application eating ~840,000,000% of my CPU

I noticed that sometime some application are using some impossibly high amount of my CPU according to the Activity Monitor, as the screenshots below illustrate. How comes Activity Monitor displays ...
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How to merge 2 one page PDF files

On Lion (from memory, and I can't check anymore) this method: open a one page PDF doc2 (with Preview), open a one page PDF doc1 (with Preview), drag thumbnail from doc1 onto doc2, save as (⌘⌥⇧S) ...
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From Yosemite to Mavericks

I originally bought my Mac mini on Yosemite. I wanted to downgrade to mavericks, and on this website I read that if I went into core services and changed my SystemVersion.plist from 10.10 to 10.8 and ...
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Cannot install rabbitmq management tool

I need to install the rabbitmq management tool, but enabling results in the error (please see below). I am on OS X Maverick. I tried "rabbitmq-plugins disable Mochiweb" but Mochiweb could not be ...
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How to find recently connected external disks?

Bit of an emergency so any help really appreciated. I am trying to work out whether or not the there is a way for me to see the details (specifically names) of external drives that have been ...
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Intel HD 3000, HDMI and 2560x1080

I recently purchased an ultra wide monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080. This is great but it's only working with Windows ! Apple is limiting HDMI resolution to be no more than 1920x1080, ...
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OS X Finder sorting by date shows some files with incorrect metadata

Is there any logic behind OS X's file sorting patterns? Here is a screenshot of two file dialogs open side by side: Why on the left it is labeled as "no date" and on the right it is "today"? What ...
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How to fix specific problem on Mavericks 10.9.5?

I had a problem with Yosemite so I had to downgrade (Wi-Fi went off after 10 or so seconds of connecting to a network) to Mavericks, but now I don't have Wi-Fi at all- The interface does not appear ...
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Macbook Pro OS X 10.9 Partition problem

So I bought a MacBook Pro mid-2009 with Mavericks installed (post-leasing) and this is my first MacBook. The HD was partitioned in three partitions C, D, E - I didn't want that, so I read a little, ...
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Mac OS X Orphaned files

I was using hardlink (https://github.com/selkhateeb/hardlink) to point an important folder to my new google drive folder and my machine crashed. Right now I have no access to OS X so I connected my ...
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What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)

I wonder what secd process does under OSX Yosemite. I am pretty sure I have seen this process running in earlier MacOS versions, but I don't remember it gobbling up all the available memory so ...
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Move existing USB Time Machine backup to OS X Server Time Machine

How can I move an exiting OS X (10.10.1) USB Time Machine backup history to an OS X (10.10.1) Server (version 4) Time Machine service?
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Disable sticky-keys sound

Is there a way to disable the sound made when sticky-keys are enabled or disabled by press-shift-five-times? Since changing to OS X 10.9, this sound is played every time on startup, which is quite ...
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Copy window between multiple Spaces in Mission Control?

When I open Mission Control, I see that I can drag windows between Spaces and that moves the window to that Space. What I want is to copy the window instance so I can interact with it on any of the ...
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Install Mavericks on second partition in Yosemite-only system?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (so yes it's capable of Mavericks). I have only Yosemite currently installed on the drive. I have an app I need to run that does not seem to properly support Yosemite, so I ...
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Time Machine files cannot be erased

I put Mavericks on my iMac and Time Machine quit updating. I just want to erase all the TM files on the external HD, but cannot. Looks like reformating is the only answer. Any solutions? Using ...
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Hard drive renamed after restart, apps can't see it

I shutdown my computer when I left work and when I got home turned it back on. When it booted back up the second drive (in the dvd drive bay) had a strange name like A[]\tr/sj or something like that. ...
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Number of recent items not working

Applications like for example TextEdit show multiple entries in the Open Recent list despite that the number of recent items is set to none in the system preferences. Is there another way to adjust ...
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Manually clear dns cache on mavericks

My DNS cache is broken for a few websites (most notably codeship.com) so I need to clear it. As instructed on numerous websites I've run dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder in ...
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get the new dictation languages from Yosemite into Mavericks?

The question really says it all. I'm especially interested in getting Dutch as a possibility in Mavericks, because I am Dutch.
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Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?

I've got an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) that is fairly healthy from what I can tell. It has survived OSX upgrades from the original 10.5 to 10.9.x (haven't pulled the trigger on Yosemite yet) and ...
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Contextual menu in Safari does not offer option to download PDF

Some websites (e.g., for academic journals) show PDF files in frames. Sometimes I would like to download the PDF file, but doing so is annoyingly difficult: right-clicking on the PDF brings up a ...
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What is the xpcd executable / Darwin xpc(3) service

The first item in the search results for dialog com.apple.internetaccounts.xpc is https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5513351?start=0&tstart=0, which complains that "[e]very 10-15 minutes the ...
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Installing Mavericks on a brand new machine that shipped with Yosemite pre-installed?

Due to battery backups not working properly in Yosemite, I need to downgrade a machine to Mavericks. Unfortunately, this is a brand new Mac Mini and it shipped with OS X 10.10.0 installed. I read ...
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Upgrade vom 10.8 to 10.9

all of my Macs are running OSX Mavericks right now, except one iMac that is still on OSX 10.8.5 I've tried to find a possibility to upgrade to Mavericks, but can only find Yosemite upgrades in the ...
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Stop Itunes from transferring purchases to computer iOS 8

How can I stop iTunes from transferring purchases from my ipad ? I just want to backup everything besides the apps since they can always be downloaded back from iTunes store and I do not want to waste ...
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Need help with App Store money [duplicate]

I won a $5.00 iTunes card and I look in the App Store by my name and it says $5.00. But when I try to buy something with that money it asks me how I want to pay. How do I get the app without entering ...
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Can't mount Macintosh HD volume - invalid content in journal

my 2TB external HHD has decided to fail to mount with the error "invalid content in journal" so i removed the journal using the terminal and tried to mount it - still fails ran verify disk on the ...