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

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Accessibility (“control your computer”) rights not sticking between logins

I'm still using the abandonware Slate window manager (I've tried Phoenix, but it's just not the same). In order for it to manage windows properly it needs Accessibility rights. The guidelines changed ...
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How to make the other person in a call to not hear the sounds my OS X is playing?

When I'm on Google Hangouts on OS X Mavericks the person on the other side can listen any sound my computer plays. Since I'm using headphones I don't suppose the actual audio wave is traveling to the ...
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External display randomly acquires and loses signal under Mavericks 10.9.4

I am trying to use a Planar PXL2790MW external display with my iMac 11,3 (2.93 GHz 27inch) connected by a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The display works intermittently: at random times, it ...
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Is deleting the yosemite install partition safe?

I got Yosemite via the Apple Beta Program. I installed Yosemite on a separate partition which I had created for the purpose specifically. Now I want to reclaim my 50 GB by deleting the partition. I ...
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How to combine multiple mailboxes in Mail.app?

My OS is Mavericks. The mailboxes shown are grouped under headings MAILBOXES, SMART MAILBOXES, ON MY MAC, and MY EMAIL ADDRESS. I have Sent and Trash under each. Their contents are not entirely ...
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bad wake/sleep crashes in 10.9.3 turned into severe screen blackout crashes in 10.9.4

While still on 10.9.3 I had the occasional problem of the OS crashing upon wake-up. Every couple of weeks, made more frequent by using an external monitor. Now on 10.9.4, which was supposed to fix ...
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MacBook Pro Audio Jack Delay

I have the MacBook Pro & Retina(2012s) running on Mavericks, both seem to be exhibiting a delay when headphone/speaker is connected to the Audio Jack. I've read the thread on the apple forums and ...
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TIme Machine IP Change Loses Backup History

I have a time machine setup where the backup location is on a Synology NAS drive; having recently moved house, and ended up with a different router, I setup the NAS drive again, and it has a different ...
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Macbook pro - does time machine restore to original state or just add removed files?

Macbook pro OS X 10.9 If I backup using time machine and 3 months later decide to restore it back because I have a virus, would it be able to eliminate the virus? Also does time machine delete all the ...
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Save HTML as PDF without metadata (e.g. date/time, URL)

In Safari or Firefox, saving a web page as PDF (⌘P > PDF > Save as PDF...) includes the page's title, URL, page number, and date/time in the resulting PDF. Is there a way to generate a PDF without ...
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iCloud preference pane loads indefinitely and prevents access to System Preferences

When I open the system preference pane, it opens straight to the iCloud pane, which loads a spinner, states that it is loading, and then runs indefinitely. While the spinner is up, I can't quit the ...
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Calendar new dates for recurring event

In Calendar of OS X 10.9.4 I have a set of recurring events with a 10-week cycle with a weekly program four days a week lasting 2 weeks. Every event has notes that must be kept. All events are set ...
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Apple ID for employees having no credit card

I would like to create Apple ID on my employee's desktop. She has no credit card, I can't create Apple ID without card, having no apple id she cannot update her desktop. Is there any workaround of ...
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plot boat travel on Maps in OS X Mavericks

Is there some (worldwide) way to paint or plot a travel plan on rivers and seas with the OS X Mavericks Maps application? If not, is there some other OS X or service application that allows for ...
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Can't create a new desktop workspace?

When I bring up the spaces option (by either pressing the F3 button or 4 finger swipe up on trackpad), the + button in the top right corner is no longer there and I can't create a new desktop space. ...
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Mavericks Login Screen Mirrored on 2nd Monitor

I recently had to erase and restore my mac as it developed a terrible hard drive failure, and ever since I've had odd behaviour (already posted one other question today). For some reason the Login ...
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Can't log in, but no error message

Odd problem this morning. I go to log in and it accepts the password, thinks for a second and then dumps me back to the login screen. I don't get the "shake" from entering the wrong password. It ...
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Mavericks Server Mail

I have a problem to run correctly Mail on Maverick Server. These is an example : Jul 27 22:53:11 serveur.mondomaine.local postfix/qmgr[14586]: 559CEBA550: from=, size=349, nrcpt=1 (queue ...
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Problems Setting up an OS X Radius Server

I have a Mavericks server running OS X server 3.1.2, and three AirPort Extreme APs. My server is running Open Directory, and we would like to get the Radius service up and running. I've been running ...
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How to completely Disable Cmd + [Num] in Safari?

I want to disable the the ⌘ [Number] shortcuts in Safari to prevent losing content when I accidentally click it. I’ve followed the method in this answer. I’ve changed the shortcut for Apple to ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ...
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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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Blue screen when attempting to reinstall Mavericks using USB

I recently formatted my MacBook and used another MacBook Pro to create a bootable USB. Now, when I try to reinstall Mavericks on my Mac using the bootable USB, I get a blue screen in the process.
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OS X 10.9.4 closes application when sleeping

First time to have MBP retina. My issue on my MBP is when I close my MBP to transfer to another location (house to coffee shop), when I open my MBP I notice that it closes the apps I have open before ...
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How can I disable dock item tooltip? [duplicate]

How can I disable the tooltip showing up on my dock items on hover?
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OS X Yosemite Beta - How to restore to OS X Mavericks without Time Machine [duplicate]

So... I've been really stupid and I forgot to do a backup of my Time Machine before I updated to Yosemite Beta. Some of the programs I have don't really work, and I want to restore back. After ...
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External drive in constant use the moment a track from it is added to iTunes

Adding tracks to my manually managed itunes library takes ages. I've noticed that the drive goes into a "constantly-in-use" mode (from the blinking led and spinning noise) the moment I drag a track ...
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How can you edit system fonts in OSX 10.9 Mavericks? [closed]

This file mentioned in the below article doesn't seem to contain the same properties as it previously did. Can I change the font systemwide (10.8.3)
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Apple Mail marks email as read

This is very annoying and makes me miss important email. After receiving an email, it's marked as read by the Mavericks Mail App. Anyone bumped into the same issue? Any ideas?
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CTRL + CMD + SPACE brings up Characters window instead of Emoji window

I'm in Mavericks. When using messages to chat with someone, I used to be able to press CTRL + CMD + SPACE and a little Emoji window would popup and I could choose from an Emoji or type the name of an ...
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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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Finder default window

I have an issue with Finders window sizes. I know that the Finder saves the window size per directory, which REALLY drives me nuts! I want to set one window size for the Finder. I totally lose it ...
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Set Alias for Terminal Window in Applescript

After opening multiple terminal windows and running commands in them, it becomes difficult to send another command to a specific terminal window. How can we set an alias for each terminal window so ...
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Image Capture doesn't recognize iPhone 4S

Image Capture doesn't recognize iPhone 4S. I'm using OS X Mavericks and iPhone 4S 64 GB with latest iOS 7.1.2 iTunes detects the phone and can perform a backup. iPhoto and Image Capture do not see ...
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OS X Mavericks startup Apple logo location

Where is the gray Apple logo shown on system startup stored in OS X Mavericks? I'd like to change that image. I know there's BootXChanger that works on older versions of OS X, but it doesn't work on ...
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MacAir with Maverick not connecting to wifi

I have a MacAir, and I'm apparently unable to connect to any WiFi network since yesterday. I've tried everything listed on this blog post here, but to no avail. I've also tried shutting bluetooth ...
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Safari OCSP/CRL Checking Causing Connectivity Failure

I'm currently implementing an 802.1X network authentication system using Cisco ISE for one of our customers. Our solution requires users (with personal devices) to connect to an open SSID network, ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
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I cannot compress my Xcode files [closed]

I cannot compress my Xcode files if i want to send it to mail. Xcode is 5.1.1 and ios7. Even I cannot copy it to store in other documents nor through other memory cards. The error example is: An ...
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MATLAB runs slowly and CPU exceeds 100% when running simulations

I run MATLAB 2013a on Mavericks (10.9.4) but I encounter a problem while running a simulation using Simulink. Firstly, MATLAB runs slowly on my Mavericks compared to other Mavericks users. Secondly, ...
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Incomplete List of Print Drivers

I'm trying to install some drivers (Brother MFC9465CDN) that come pre-installed with OS X Mavericks (and lower) on another computer. Trouble is, when I type the IP of the printer on this second ...
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is it possible to run PowerPC apps in Mavericks? [duplicate]

I am trying to run an app downloaded from net and unfortunately its an old one. I get error that PowerPC apps are not supported. How I can run such apps on my mavericks.
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Fast user switching affects color profile

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I have a "work" and a "personal" account that I switch between throughout the day using Fast User Switching. Sometimes when I switch accounts, the ...
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Why Can't I Make a Macally G-S350SUAB2 Boot Family's iMac?

I can't seem to be able to get the Macally G-S350SUAB2 enclosure that my dad loaned me for development use to boot a copy of OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks which I installed using my dad's early- or late-2011 ...
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Help Creating Mobile Accounts on Mavericks Server from Active Directory Accounts

I am upgrading a 10.6 server that was set up by someone else a long time ago. By upgrading, I mean I'm starting over from scratch and manually applying settings as needed. One odd thing that I can't ...
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OS X 10.9.4 shows wrong used disk space

The used disk space reported in About My Mac is inconsistent (MacBook Air, mid 2012). Notice that the used space for Apps is greater than my disk size. I tried different ways to fix it (Disk ...
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How to get rid of emoji (emoticons) in Terminal.app (OS X 10.9)

I am experimenting with Twitter API. I now have emoji characters in Terminal.app. I don't know how to handle that. How to get rid of that or use it well? see screenshot
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Is there a way I can obtain Mavericks without having to download?

My Wifi connection is not stable enough to be able to download 5.3 Gb. Is it possible to download from a thumb-drive? Does the Apple store sell Mavericks on a thumb-drive?
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Time Machine permissions changed after reinstalling OS X?

I recently reinstalled OS X on my iMac. I was having problems, so instead of restoring to a backup, I did a clean install of OS X and manually copied - or tried to copy - the files I needed. However, ...
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No Weekly Backups in Time Machine after Five Months

I have a 3TB AirPort Time Capsule and have had Time Machine backups running on my Mac Pro (latest model running Mavericks) for the past five months. Both devices are connected via Cat5e ethernet ...
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How do I prevent iPhoto library from freezing up during upgrade?

I recently updated my iMac to Mavericks and also updated iPhoto. After updating, I have tried to open iPhoto, but it says library needs to be updated before opening. It starts the updating but only ...