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

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When a game crashes, I get a grey screen with just a mouse

I get occasional crashes with the game Guild Wars 2 because it can't render an in-game web browser. Sometimes when it crashes, the screen goes completely grey with just the (movable) mouse showing. ...
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remove music from my device in Itunes only

I just want to remove all music from the my device file in Itunes. I do not want to change anything in my Iphone, just the content of the my device file.
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My friend installed Bittorrent and got viruses on her mac

So my friend wanted to watch "50 shades of grey" (I know) and so I showed her how to install Bittorrent and download a torrent file. 2 days later (today) she messaged me saying that her browser ...
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How to accept Xcode license?

I want to install a C based toolbox on Matlab software. To do this, I should install GCC compiler. I think I have done that already. And also I have Xcode too. To setup the toolbox I need to write ...
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How to update MacBook Air OS X 10.7.5 to 10.9

I don't want to update to Yosemite but need to update to at least 10.9 or higher so I can re-load my iPhotos app after doing a factory restore. I've tried both suggestions on here already and neither ...
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window focus problem after mouse click with xquartz on mavericks

I recently started having a problem on my iMac with xquartz 2.7.7 on os x 10.9.5 involving X11 window focus. Whenever I click on an X11 window, active or inactive, after a few seconds that window ...
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Can I restore items from a Mavericks Time Machine after upgrading to Yosemite?

If I upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite, will I still be able to recover items from my Time Machine backup?
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Unable to boot into recovery mode on Mavericks Mid 2009 17" Macbook Pro

I am trying to restore a new SSD I placed into my MBP using a Time Machine backup on an external HD. In order to do this, I read I need to be able to go into recovery mode as I boot my system up. To ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks DNS name lookup order change?

I noticed Mavericks prefers the DNS server to /etc/hosts (scutil --dns). There used to be a good 'ol "order hosts,bind". Is there anything equivalent for Mavericks so my hosts file is consulted before ...
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Motu 828 firewire with Maverick

I've upgraded to 10.9 and now my motu 828 firewire is not being recognized. What can I do to not loose my interface?
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Macbook sees Japanese keyboard instead of native US English

Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina A1398 (US keyboard with horizontal Enter) shows Japanese keyboard (JIS, with vertical Enter) on enabled keyboard viewer. How do I make Mavericks to recognize and to ...
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Sudo Shutdown Now on Mavericks

I had read that you can "quietly shut down to single user mode" by running, within terminal: sudo shutdown now This sounds far preferable to having to restart the computer and hold CMND+S. However ...
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Place document styles on the right of the document in Microsoft Word for Mac

On my PC, I can place (or doc) the MS Word styles to the right of the document/screen. Is this possible on Word 2011 for OS-X?
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How is the hidden interface bridge100 working?

This interface bridge100 has been introduced with Mavericks and exists on Yosemite. (On Mountain Lion the same kind of mechanism was taking place with the bridge0). This interface is related to the ...
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Unable to close apps from mission control, Mavericks OS X

Unable to close apps from mission control, Mavericks OS X. I do not get an "X" to close, and after downloading BetterTouchTool and attempting the close window with cursor over window (which says is ...
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App Store not launching

I have a Mac 2009 mid-model running OS X 10.9.4. When i click the App Store icon in the dock nothing happens. And I am not able to download or update my applications. My firewall is off.
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Caveats and which upgrade path from Mountain Lion

My 2010 i7 iMac running off an internal SSD is currently on OS X 10.8.5. I need to upgrade it to at least 10.9 to use a certain software package because they stuck fixes for a 10.8 compatible version ...
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Restore TimeMachine emails from Mavericks Mail app to Snow Leopard Mail app

Early 2008 iMac 4GB RAM was running Mavericks. Due to memory limitation, I've gone back to Snow Leopard. I'm trying to recover email folders that were "On My Mac" in Mavericks Mail app from ...
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How do I really (dig) flush the DNS cache on OS X 10.9?

I'm on OS X 10.9, according to support.apple.com I can flush the cache with sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder Unfortunately this does not really refresh my DNS cache at all, also not like this: ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth speaker

I did read iTunes keeps starting automatically but since I don't have the console output mentioned in this thread I don't know how to pin down the problem. So iTunes keeps opening when connecting my ...
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Test a local site with Safari (Mavericks)

I installed nginx+php on mavericks and it works. I want to test local projects using the .dev extension (exp.: myproject.dev) instead of using the subfolder syntax (exp.: localhost/myproject/) I ...
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Turn down TX power on AirPort?

Our floor has a blind spot so we needed to place an AirPort to cover two rooms. The AirPort in this particular room is transmitting at a higher power than needed, and its bleeding onto some areas ...
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MAIL attachments turn to zero kb

i have configured my Google APP email account on my new MACbook Pro (OS x 10.9.4). it was working fine for couple of days but now any attachment that i try to save it get save with ZERO size. ...
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Share Site via local webserver

I have a local webserver running on my machine (Mavericks). How can others on my network view the page that I'm hosting?
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Linking homebrew, php, mcrypt, and localhost:8000

I currently using php -S localhost:8000 for my php testing server on OS X. I am trying to use OpenCart which requires mcrypt and OS X does not come with that. I installed Homebrew, php 5.6.5, and ...
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Mission control: Show all application windows in current desktop only

How can I see all windows which belong to the same app in some desktop? (in OSX 10.9-10.10) I know about Mission Control -> Application windows but it shows all windows from all desktops. Say I ...
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User file very big

my users file in macbook air 11" is 30 GB. How can I free up some of this storage space? I can't upgrade to Yosemite until I have more free storage.
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Migration Assistant and ~previous system configuration files

I successfully ran Migration Assistant during the process of migrating a Mac on Mavericks to a new one on Yosemite. On the source Mac, I made a few modifications on system configuration files for ...
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Where should I place shared folders on an OS X Server?

What is the appropriate/reccomended location in the drive hierarchy to place the folders shared by the users accessing the server (as fileserver) ? Is it in /Groups /Users/Shared or ~/Documents/ ? ...
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Finder folders have no triangle to twirl

I am running 10.9.5 and some folders in list view have no triangles by the subfolders. I would love to know why this happening and how to fix.
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My MBP will no longer shut down or restart

My Macbook Pro was purchased late 2013. I now have OS X 10.9.5 (13F34). All of my Apple drop down menu items have become dysfunctional. I consistently cannot shutdown or reboot. What can I do?
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Flawed user permissions: cannot save files or open programs

I'm on OSX 10.9.1 and I changed settings on my user folder. As far as I can remember I "only" pressed cmd + i on the user folder and under access rights I chose apply to all sub folders. Don’t ask me ...
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What devices are supported for bluetooth in OS X Mavericks

I just tried to connect my stereo to my mac via bluetooth. However, my mac does not find the device. Is this expected? Which devices does OS X Mavericks support for bluetooth? Although bluetooth uses ...
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Copying printer preset .plist files (Mavericks)

I am trying to copy a custom print preset from one computer to another. My understanding is that the presets are stored in ~/Library/Preferences with the name ...
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Wired memory in activity monitor

Activity monitor shows me that I have 11Gb wired but only 5Gb used for 2 processes (others are neglible). Where are other 6GB? When I try to start new virtual machine with 500M RAM it says that I do ...
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Can I safely run command-line apps in single-user mode?

Obviously fsck is pretty safe to run in single-user mode. I'm using gtypist to learn touch typing and would like to be able to run it in single user mode so that I don't have to load the whole OS just ...
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running emacs on a terminal: problem with meta-key

I am on Mavericks and I am running emacs 24.4.1, but I have the same problem also with 22.1.1. When I open mac on a terminal on the remote host, it does not recognise option key (alt) like the meta ...
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OSX Server 3.2.2 and Profile Manager

I recently have been tasked with taking over a work load left behind from an employee that left my workplace. I am setting up a new OSX Server 3.2.2 with Profile Manager to control three different ...
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How to Spotlight index a folder under /private/var

I got a directory /private/var/directory that I'd like to index using Spotlight. It looks like everything under /private/var/ is excluded from indexing. I tried to import it using: mdimport ...
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/Volumes/external_drive folder not being removed

I have a 2TB external HDD, formatted using exFAT. It seems that, even after I eject the disk, the mount point remains in /Volumes. Thus, every time I plug the drive in, a new mount point gets created ...
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How should I clean up old mailbox files?

I'm using Mail.app to read my gmail via IMAP. I recently realised that, since I have a huge amount of mail in that account, and a fairly small SSD, it would be wise to reconfigure the account the save ...
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yosemite upgrade error couldn't unmount disk

single user did not work. rescue boot did not work. usb bootable installer via terminal diskutility did not work. is there any other way to format the disk of Macbook pro for a clean fresh ...
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Is there a way to purchase incompatible app from Mac App Store

I haven't upgraded to Yosemite on my Mac yet and still using Mavericks. I wanted to purchase an app during its promotion period but the app min version is 10.10 so Mac App Store complains saying that ...
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why does apple mail capitalize the first letter of my email account?

Apple mail insists on capitalizing the first letter of my email account name. New apple macbook pro
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Problems with a simple shell script

I've faced with the problem of using simple shell commands like AWK and print within my sh scripts on my Mac ( the same script works perfect on the Linux). For instance below script which seek for the ...
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Mac Mini crashes multiple times a day

I have been having trouble with my mac mini. It randomly crashes several times a day. Sometimes it seems to be triggered by using any browser, but Chrome is the worst. Youtube seems to be the biggest ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 together with xCode 6.1.1 - simulators deleted

I had Xcode 6.1.1 installed together with the iOS8 simulators but I need to be able to test websites with iOS7 also so I installed Xcode 5.1.1 also and named it to this. (I also renamed Xcode 6.1.1 to ...
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your computer restarted because of a problem yosemite

**hi all i have this problem and I'm so Tired To find the solution but can't I try to do .... 1- run DU and repair 2- alt + command + r + p 3- delete the windows from the bootcamp 4- repair DU many ...
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Why are my Mavericks Finder folders arranged by the wrong year?

I upgraded to Mavericks ages ago, but only just noticed this problem. Having arranged and sorted a folder by date modified, using icons, all items in the folder are listed as the wrong year. I have ...
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File's image well displays PNG icon not actual PNG

I would like to replace the standard icon for an Automator application that I created with a PNG. Unfortunately, the resulting icon is the generic PNG icon, not the actual PNG image. Steps: ...