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

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setrlimit doesn't work on Maverick and Yosemite [on hold]

I work in company writing Audio Plugins for various programs, and currently I have the following problem with Logic on Os X Mavericks and Yosemite. Logic scans all our plugins, and, at some point it ...
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How to hide a photo in the new Photos.app

I would like to know if it's possible to hide photos in the new Photos.app
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OSX: Dupe-checking / Merging / Cleaning iCloud Contacts & importing 350 additional ones

I'm in a bit of a pickle, I've been given an errand (or.. so I thought ;) ) to run, of cleaning up 1100 iCloud Contacts for a friend, who runs a little business. He also handed me 350 additional ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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Set size of Skype emoticons

With the new Skype Version 7.9 (746) I can not find a way to set the size of emoticons. While I do receive large emoticons I can not send large size. Using Skype set up will only change the size ...
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Is it possible to review and close open windows

I'm coming from Ubuntu, where you can show an overview of all windows (minimised or not), or of all windows for an application (somewhat like mission-control), then middle-click the ones you don't ...
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10.9 server keeps losing correct permissions on /private/tmp

about 2-3 a week our 10.9 server machine starts filling logs with 'unable to write to /private/tmp/..." errors. many per second. the permissions to go 755 apparently. it's easily fixed with a ...
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problems installing homebrew on mavericks

I tried to install homebrew (OSX 10.9.5) using the recommended ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" but got Illegal variable name. I do have ...
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Upgraded from Mavericks 10.9.5 to Yosemite 10.10.3. Permissions are all messed up

If I try to move things to external hard drives I am asked for my admin password. If I try to move things in or out of the Applications folder I am asked for my password. I am asked for my password ...
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Notification Center Notification When Disk Mounts or Ejects

I used to use Growl's HardwareGrowler to get notified when a disk ejected or mounted. It was really useful. Ever since Growl went paid, I've lacked that functionality. Does anything like that exist ...
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Upgrade svn on OS X 10.9

On OS X 10.9.5, there is /usr/bin/svn, which is version 1.7.19 (r1643991). However, the most recent version is 1.8.13. Apperently, with version 1.7.19 I cannot access certain subversion servers. How ...
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Dialogue box fonts are missing. Showing up only as A's with Squares or boxes. How can I fix this? Help [duplicate]

I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and now every time the computer asks me to input a password in the dialogue box I get this weird anti-font. It looks like Capital A's inside of boxes. Its like the ...
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Missing Mail.app in Finder, but exists in /Applications folder

I've not ever wanted to use the Mail app on my Mavericks machine, but recently I decided I'd give it a shot. However when I went to Applications in Finder, I couldn't see it. Nor was it in ...
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Text documents don't get focus when another document is open in Mavericks

I just installed Mavericks, and I am using the latest version (10.9.5), and have found out something that is definitely a bug and would like to get sorted: If I have an open text document (let's call ...
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Mac Outlook 15.11 2015 “connection to the server failed or was dropped” (Error # -3253)

In Outlook 15.11 2015 on Mavericks, I am constantly getting a "connection to the server failed or was dropped (Error # -3253)" for my pop accounts when I send/receive. I can send mail, but not receive ...
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bug with rsync changing modification dates even with the -a option

I have been testing rsync and found a weird bug when copying files and folders from a partition to another: If I do this: rsync -avE --delete '/Volumes/disk1/origin/' '/Volumes/disk2/destination/' ...
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Quicklook sometimes shows only a blank pane [duplicate]

When using Quicklook to browse through images, I only get a blank page sometimes? How can I fix this?
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Stop Image capture from requiring password when iPhone connects to OS X

Image Capture on Mavericks keeps showing a dialog asking to enter the passcode for my iPhone when connected, even though in the application itself the option for this iPhone has already been set to ...
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MacBook Pro (13 inch, mid 2009) crashing hard in Safari; can't run Apple hardware testm

Several months ago my Mac started crashing. Usually it happens exactly when I click a link in Safari (Edit: I tested with Chrome and get the same behavior). I click a link, the page starts to load, ...
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MacBook Air unable to receive updates

MacBook Air stopped receiving update alerts about 2 weeks ago. If I go to Software Updates on the Apple menu, it just opens a blank page. If I go through iTunes, I get a dozen messages about iTunes ...
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iMessages not synced between Mavericks and Yosemite

I have two Macs, one with Mavericks and one with Yosemite. Ever since I’ve upgraded to Yosemite, iMessages are no longer in sync between the two. I use the Mavericks one as my primary machine and when ...
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Cannot make a drive show up on my Desktop

I have a G-RAID running Mavericks. I've got this problem where the G-RAID doesn't show up on the Desktop or in the sidebar of Finder while all other hard drives do show up in these places. When I run ...
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Help with “Couldn't start dropbox” message

My MacBook Pro is running Mavericks (10.9.5.) I restored a backup into my computer and then tried to use my Dropbox account and it wasn't working: I got the "Couldn't start dropbox" message. Before I ...
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Safari does not restore saved tabs when I exit via X icon

When I quit Safari via its Menu or CMD+q, it properly restores saved tabs. However, if I close it via X icon (top left) or by quitting it via right click on its icon in the desktop bar, it does not ...
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What tools read SMART data and can run on USB bootable media?

I'm looking for a bootable tool that provide SMART values from my HDD if there is such a thing. So far I'm only able to get into the recovery mode of my MacBook Pro and I need to confirm a ...
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Set aligment in iMovie 10.0.6

I have many titles in my videos and some texts not aligment to center. (can be center). But I didn't find aligment settings in iMovie 10.0.6 How can I set it on the program? Thanks.
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Scheduled profile changes via Mavericks Server Profile Manager

I use Mavericks Server's profile manager to control my kid's iThings (all put in supervised mode). The server is set up well, and I'm running the service just fine (and with a lot of success), ...
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How do you make the dock more sensitive to being shown?

The amount that you have to move the mouse downwards to get the dock to trigger is too high in my opinion. I've only found the following settings: defaults write com.apple.dock ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.
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How to change color of TODAY in Calendar?

How can I change the color of TODAY in Calender?
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Is it possible to boot an installed partition through Virtual Machines?

My native Mac OS partition has Mavericks installed. I created another partition and made a fresh install of Yosemite on it. Is it possible to boot the Yosemite partition in a Virtual Machine or is ...
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Wine menubuilder.exe crash

I am trying to install Steam with Wineskin but I get a window showing "winemenubuilder.exe has encountered a serious problem" the log of this crash is here on pastebin I am using OS X Mavericks ...
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Quick Look - keyboard shortcuts to navigate video?

I'm wondering if there's a keyboard shortcut when you're viewing a video in Quick Look to rewind or fast forward? The dedicated keyboard buttons and the the usual Quicktime shortcuts (left/right ...
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How to recover Mail, Calendar and Contact after Mavericks to Mountain Lion downgrade?

I want to downgrade from Mavericks to ML. If I do this, how can I recover my emails, calendar and contacts after the downgrade?
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How can I buy Yosemite apps from a Mavericks installation?

I am trying to buy an app which runs on 10.10 only, from a computer that has 10.9 installed. The App Store does not like it: Translation: Your purchase could not be completed. OmniOutliner could ...
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Change preset settings in OS X print dialog (Canon iR-ADV 2030i)

I'm using OS X 10.9. I need to change some of the advanced printer settings in the presets dialog (the printer is Canon ImageRunner Advance 2030i). In this case I'd like to change the 'print style' ...
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How to mimic Home Key of Centos or windows in terminal of OSx?

I just miss the ability to go to first position of the shell with just 1 keyboard stroke, which I use it often at my office on CentOS ? I know I can go by Option + left key or Option + Right key to ...
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iMessage stuck in Notification Center

I have this weird situation where I was using the reply-from-Notification-Center Messages feature and it got stuck in the write-the-message state, as in the screenshot below. The message was sent, ...
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Show hidden all files, but hide some

I am trying to show all files and hide some. I know about the command: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES But that shows even files that I have hidden with chflags hidden. ...
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Eliminate com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist malware

Running an Early '09 iMac with Mavericks. Earlier this month I began to see a pop up referencing a 'malware cleaner'. Below is a copy of items dated May 4th in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons ...
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Can one create a multi-partition USB Stick with Mavericks, Yosemite, Snow Leopard installers?

Does anyone have any experience creating a multi-partition USB Stick with bootable partitions for installing Mavericks, Yosemite and Snow Leopard? I have a 32Gb stick I'd be perfectly willing to ...
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Cannot Install Windows 7 With Bootcamp with USB Key Mac OS X 10.9.5

I have a mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp Assistant. I am able to make the bootable USB drive with the ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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Mac Ports fails to install mysql5

I am trying to install mysql via mac ports and having no luck: /sites $ sudo port install mysql5 Password: ---> Computing dependencies for mysql5 ---> Building mysql5 Error: ...
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Can i manage Yosemite 10.10.2 clients with a 10.9.5 server with workgroup manager?

I work at a university and a professor running a lab would like to keep Workgroup Manager but run Yosemite clients. I can not find any specific documentation on this. Except : "Note: Workgroup Manager ...
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Disk Utility won't let me create new partitions?

I had a 500gb HDD installed in my Mac running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. Being an older drive it started to have some issues, so yesterday I went out and purchased a new 1TB hard drive to replace the ...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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Coloured files and folders - Mavericks and Yosemite

I really liked the colour folders / files you could set in osx 10.8, the ones where the entire folder / file line would be coloured as opposed to the little coloured dot in Mavericks and Yosemite. Is ...
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Does my MacBook have malware? Frozen screen and Automatic Clock Reset on Macbook Pro

I like to download books and games on the internet and so my MacBook Pro had acquired some malware. I did not know this, but eventually I installed Avast. It detected that I had acquired a couple of ...