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

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Why is the upgrade to GarageBand free but iPhoto requires a paid upgrade (after migrating from Snow Leopard to Mavericks)?

GarageBand and iPhoto are both iLife applications that came with Snow Leopard when I originally got my iMac. I have recently upgraded to Mavericks and both apps were in need of an update. So why is ...
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Why am I being asked to pay for iPhoto when I already have it? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and when I run 'check for updates' in iPhoto it says there is an upgrade available but that I need to pay for it (this was not the case with the ...
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how to stop iphoto from organising photos (physically relocating)?

Many years ago I considered ditching picasa for iPhoto but stuck with it as I didn't want my pics being physically rearranged on the disk (Picasa is rightly okay with your pictures being where you ...
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Bootcamp with Ubuntu Linux

Is it possible to use bootcamp to make bootable linux drives for you, or is there a similar boot manager for linux?
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Boot camp drivers & Windows 8.1 cause BSOD

Recently I've done a new installation - cancelled bootcamp, installed rEFInd and then ubuntu and windows. The problem is, when installing bootcamp 5.1 drivers for the windows 8.1 installation, after ...
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Want to clean up contacts

Years ago I thought I was going to be smart and import 6000 contacts to my database. Several mail systems and mail clients later, I would now like to clean this up down to about the 800-1000 that I ...
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How do I show 'Names and Pictures' by default in Messages.app?

I am running the latest Mavericks version, 10.9.2.
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OS X Mavericks scrollbars appear even without external mouse

For about 2 weeks now are the scroll bars appearing permanently at my mac. I know that they appear when you have an external mouse connected. It was normal that they appeared only when I scrolled, but ...
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Reboot Error during the installation of OS X Maverick

I have a Macbook pro late 2011, with Lion 10.7.5 and I was trying to update to Mavericks. After downloading it and the process of installation everything were fine, but during the reboot I get this ...
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MacBook Pro 10.9.2 disconnects after a while

I have a MacBook Pro for 4 weeks now, and I'm very happy with it. But I do have the problem of network disconnects. Explanation: On my MBook is 10.9.2 installed. I have network shares and a Time ...
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Is there a better way to search the menus?

I have always used the help menu (command ⌘+shift ⇧+? /) to search the application menus for something that I don’t have a keyboard shortcut for (or don’t remember it). It’s an awesome feature, but ...
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OSX Mavericks Trash Question

why does an item remain in trash after I drag it out onto the desktop. It does indeed go to the desktop, but it still remains in the trash (ox x mavericks). lion,etc once dragged out, it immediately ...
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What are stub applications?

I am trying to understand how and where Java is installed on my Mac (Mavericks this time) and I found this question and answers: Need help understanding Oracle's Java on Mac — Stack Overflow Here ...
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Switch between instances of apps in full screen?

I can use command tab to switch between apps, and command tilde to switch between windows of the same app (for example, a regular window and an incognito window of Chrome). However, when I full ...
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Text not displaying correctly

We just recently got new iMacs at work, and we're all having the same issue Not only do we get characters like those in all web browsers, but even some apps! Is there a way to fix the characters? ...
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How can I force Safari to Save As webpage?

Sometimes, you can't save the page you want (actually I don't know why this happens). How can I force the Safari to Save As? URL:What features of Mavericks are beneficial to you?
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Python on Xcode and Maverick [on hold]

I have Xcode installed on OS X Maverick on Macbook Pro. From what I have read, my impression is that Xcode has Python as well OS X Maverick itself. What is the difference? How best to write and run ...
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10.9.2 What fonts can be deactivated? How?

Just now to fix a hang in Dreamweaver CC, I used Font Book (v5.0) File --> Restore Standard Fonts... That fixed the hang, but now the font menus in all my apps are cluttered with at least 60+ fonts, ...
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Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently [duplicate]

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...
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Could a failed Mavericks os x update cause kernel panics?

A friend asked me to look at his Macbook for him. I have some experience trouble shooting macs, but not much. He told me his computer failed to install OS X Mavericks and since then his computer ...
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Can Launchbar tag files?

I have Launchbar auto select anything that is dropped into my downloads folder. I am wanted to run a hazel rule but only on files with a certain tag and I am wanting to do this with Launchbar.
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How to keep Mail from encoding messages with Windows-1252?

A few of my colleagues using Mail, and myself, are unwillingly and without any knowledge of this misbehaviour, sending messages encoded with Windows-1252: Content-Type: text/plain; ...
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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Quicklook stopped working with xcode's .m and .h file suddenly

A week ago, quicklook stopped working with .m and .h files, instead it's showing me .m or .h thumbnail. I think that day a message box popped and i didn't read it i answered the question hastily. ...
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Dual screens: one monitor switches to desktop, window appears on other monitor

My computer is behaving oddly and I would like to know if someone else has this issue too (if so, it's a bug) or that I am the only one (in which case there is probably a quick solution). Let's say I ...
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How to fix error code -43 (copying files to my samba shares)?

When I copy some files/apps to my samba shares (1 running FreeBSD and the other is running Debian Linux), I get an error code -43. this is the text of the error message operation cannot be ...
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Can you add up front size at Preview?

Preview is a very useful application on OS X, for example, when I am previewing a .doc document, can I increase the preview's font size? command++ does not work.
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Multiple icons in dock?

Is it possible to have multiple icons open for multiple instances of an application? For example, if I have two pdf's open, can I have two "preview" icons open in the doc bar?
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How can I set Word's Zoom to Page width default?

When I open Word, I have to set Zoom to Page width, how can I set Page width to default setting, so I don't have to manually set this every time.
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Macbook Pro, Mavericks and VirtualBox - Can't live with 'em, can't erase 'em [closed]

This story is about my Apple Macbook Pro 17 hardware, and Apple Mavericks software, in conjunction with VirtualBox. They don't work together, and have stuffed up my happy computing environment. I ...
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Convert single unicode character to png image

I need to convert a Unicode character (e.g. ⦿; CIRCLED BULLET; U+29BF) to a PNG image for use within a reporting tool (Crystal Reports). I need to preserve the font, size, and formatting of the ...
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Office for Mac requires activation password on every boot

I have an Office 365 subscription on a Mac Mini running Mavericks. On every boot, I am prompted to enter my Office 365 account user name and password to activate my Office for Mac installation. Is ...
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How can I add this line on Pages?

How can I add this line on Pages? Is there a shortcut? I can only repeat press -. If this is not possible on Pages, similar layout will also be OK.
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Installing Ubuntu aside OS X and Windows [duplicate]

My current config is this- I have OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 and Windows 8.1 installed via Boot Camp. I'd like to install Ubuntu too on my mac- I figured I could do it with rEFInd? Or does the Boot Camp ...
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How do I schedule a print job in 10.9?

When printing, I can't seem to find the scheduler in the print dialog box. How do I enable print scheduling in 10.9? I remember in at least 10.5 it being one of the options in the print dialog.
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Mac app for testing websites in android emulator quickly

Hi I want to test my site locally on my Mac using the android device layout . The usual android sdk takes more time to load . Is there any app similar to opera mobile emulator which provides android ...
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Why is a application called “java” always open on my OS X 10.9.2 even when I force quit it?

Whenever I turn my computer on I have this application open called "java." No matter what I do I can't exit it. When I try force quitting it, it's called "bin." Images below show what I'm talking ...
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Where Is The “Summarize” Service On OS X Mavericks?

In previous versions of OS X, you could find the Summarize service by highlighting the text you want to summarize, going to the app name menu, click service, and then clicking summarize. Call me ...
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I can screen share but not “connect” -

I have Mavericks installed on my iMac & Macbook. I cannot "connect" to my Macbook from my iMac but I can screenshare with no problem. I have the appropriate sharing boxes checked on both machines. ...
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Recommended partition size MacBook Pro (Mavericks) for Windows 8.1, Windows database app?

Any suggestion regarding size of partition to set in Boot Camp to be sure of having adequate space for Windows 8.1 and at least one large Windows application, a custom database application? I'm ...
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SpeechRecognitionServer not found in Mavericks with applescript?

I am trying to use an applescript to get speech input from a user and then perform and action. However, the code i'm using was made for osx lion. When I put it into applescript editor, the editor ...
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VirtualBox/Vagrant Fully Remove Virtual Machine to Clear Hash Sum Mismatches, etc

I'm running Mavericks, and using Vagrant with VirtualBox to spin up a Precise32 box. When I first started, I had issues with apt-get update on the box (hash sum mismatches, etc.); so after weeks of ...
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Is there a way to make the terminal's font less blurry?

I have been using a MacBook Pro for about a year or so, and I can definitely say that I am really satisfied from it. But there is one little thing that annoys me about it: the fonts in many text ...
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nVidia + Mavericks Drivers

Is anyone aware of official nVidia drivers for 9x series cards and OSX Mavericks? I'm aware of these but they only seem to support 8 series cards and I have a 9800GTX+
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AppleScript To Manipulate VLC

I want to do a script, that it can launch VLC player, and in VLC player "Open a file", then "Select a folder", then click on "add" then "play" it. I think that Automator can't do this. But ...
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You can't use Airport Utility without Airport Extreme?

I want to use Airport Utility to settle wireless time limits, it seems that I can't use Airport Utility. Is it because you can use Airport Utility only with Apple hardware like Airport Extreme?
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Create network user with remote home folder

I have Mac Server with OpenDirectory configured. Then I create some network users with home folder located on server. Due to the high bandwidth of user usage, I want to add another server that only ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 not charging

I have a macbook air mid 2013 model. It worked with no problem till now. Today when I opened the macbook it shows no charge symbol(I mean when you press power button it shows a battery icon in a black ...
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How can I give a user's privilege to administrator?

I just find I can't give a user's privilege to administrator. The other users' icons are all grey, I can't chose them. What's wrong? I am on OS X 10.9.2.
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Will Safari 7.0 run on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

I really like the new Safari in OS X 10.9, but otherwise don't like much else and want to downgrade back to 10.6 -- the last time I was happy using my computer. But, can I take the new Safari with ...