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

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Homebrew mass unstallation

Hello I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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Best way to expand JBOD with RAID?

I currently have a Hornettek Enterprise Quad bay USB3 JBOD hooked up to a Mac Pro running Mavericks. It has two 3TB disks which are mirrored (RAID 1 using Disk Utility) and contain a mixture of ...
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Macbook Pro with Retina won't connect to monitor

I recently connected an HP w19e monitor to my mac (running on OS X 10.9.5). I used a VGA to Mini DisplayPort Adapter and it connected fine, but when I shut down the mac and than restarted it, unless I ...
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How can I resolve internet accounts “A secure connection can't be established”?

I am trying to connect my carddav account to OS X internet accounts settings. However the certificate is a self signed cert. I understand that in previous versions of OS X that you can bypass this ...
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Cannot share a Windows 7 external drive with a Mac

I am having a bit of a strange problem. I have a PC with shared folders on 2 separate external drives. I can successfully access the share on one of the drives but I cannot access a share on the ...
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moving folders to the left side of the desktop

How can I organize my folders on the left side of my desktop, rather than the right? When I try to move them I can't sort them and they seem to want to migrate back to the right side.
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Is there a way to make the Function keys act as standard keys with a Logitech K811 keyboard?

I changed the Fn key on my Macbook Pro to actually work in the reverse way (so, just hitting the F1 key actually sends the "Function 1" signal, rather than the brightness decrease signal when the Fn ...
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USB hard drive permissions

I have a JBOD with a couple of disks in that are mirrored using Disk Utility and have a single partition formatted as HFS+. The purpose of this drive is to hold an iTunes library (sharing to AppleTV) ...
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can't drag photo from between events [closed]

I can't drag a photo between events because my screen won't roll as I drag it. I command click each event, open one and begin to drag but the screen won't role to drop it in the other event
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How to restore manually Saved State files of Terminal?

My MBR crashes quite often. Normally I've multiple terminal windows and usually they're restored after crash. However from some to time they're not restored, so for that reason I was doing the backup ...
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Printing out weird code instead of actual print jobs

I support a few macs for our staff and one of the macs in question starting having an issue where when the job would reach the printer instead of the job printing out, a bunch of jumbled code would ...
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Mavericks Captive Portal Request

Anyone else just (15th July 2015) started seeing Apple's captive portal probe popup in 10.9.5? It may be a sneaky silent push (this isn't affecting 10.10.x) due to Flash security issues? We've worked ...
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Why am I seeing captive portal requests on my home network?

I have suddenly started getting prompts on my 2014 Mavericks MBP (10.9.5) every five minutes that bring up a page with HTML like the following: ...
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iTunes U courses on Mac

I have a 2009 iMac with OS X 10.9 and iTunes 12 installed. iTunes 12 has iTunes U integrated and I can access the iTunes Store and subscribe to courses there. However when I subscribe to e.g. ...
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Permanent solution to slow open/save dialog?

I've experienced the fairly common slow open and save dialog box issue that seemed to come about with Mavericks and stick right through Yosemite. The following solution has worked temporarily for me: ...
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Minecraft Immediately Crashes On Launchup

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5. This is my java version: Whenever I started Minecraft up, it would immediately crash. I tried: Reinstalling Minecraft Deleting the minecraft folder in ...
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Ruined 2006 imac - Only allowed to reinstall Lion which is no longer availiable

I have a 2006 imac which was installed with lion and now I've got it to a point where the OS became corrupt. I've put a maverick install on a bootable USB but when I boot from the USB doesn't give me ...
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Is it possible to continue using an to external monitor when closing the lid on a Macbook Air?

I have an application I use on an external monitor with an external USB device. Is there a way to close the lid and continue using the app on the external monitor? I turned off the sleep upon close ...
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Wifi access point no longer found on my macbook pro

Only since yesterday, I am unable to find an access point on my macbook pro (MBP) running Mavericks 10.9.5. Interestingly, all my other devices (Nexus 5, Ipad, Macbook Air) can see it and connect to ...
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Rebuild icudt51l.dat file?

What's the best way to rebuild the icudt51l.dat file in /usr/share/icu/? ICU (International Components for Unicode) is a set of C/C++ and Java libraries I think, that seem integral to OS X as built-in ...
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Can't Boot from Snow Leopard anymore after having installed mavericks on an external HDD

I have a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6. I wanted to test how mavericks works on my computer so I downloaded the OS and then I installed on a external USB HDD. Everything work as expected. I can ...
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HD corruption - OS X partition now thinks it's FAT

Well, I've got myself in a bit of a pickle here. I have been trying to do creative (unsupported, of course :^) things with my rMBP. I had been using multiple partitions successfully with OS X 10.9.5 ...
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Setting default directory for home dir creations with OpenDirectory & Active Directory 10.9

I have a Mac server running 10.9 and some workstations running 10.9 too. I set up some users in AD to authenticate. It works well but I would like that at the first time they login on the workstation, ...
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Shutdown warning every time I log on

Whenever I log on, I get the "Your computer crashed previously, do you want to restart the running programs?" error; regardless of whether my machine crashed or not. Whether I press OK or Cancel, it ...
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Notes format from Mountain Lion (V1) to Mavericks (V2): how to migrate?

My previous Mac's hard drive died, but I had backups, so I am migrating all its data to a new Mac. The only problem: my previous computer had Mountain Lion and the new one has Mavericks, so the data ...
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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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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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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 ...