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

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How can I turn off receiving SMS (not iMessages) on os x mavericks?

Is there any way to turn off receiving SMS on Mavericks but still get iMessages? I find it a security flaw for SMS code login for secure websites, if somebody gains access to my computer they could ...
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Broken SSL certificates

When trying to access a couple of high-profile websites (*.apple.com, twitter.com) via HTTPS, they've since recently been getting their certificates rejected by some client apps (Chrome, App Store, ...
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AppStore formatting is broken

My Macbook, Version 10.9.5 Build 13F1077, AppStore is somehow broken. It's like the formatting of it is broken. See attached image. Any idea's about what happened or how to troubleshoot or fix?
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2011 MBP won't go into Terminal or let me log in

I have a complicated issue, please bear with me! I seem to have really screwed myself over. My 2011 MacBook Pro (Maverick) won't let me access Terminal. Once or twice it showed up for a second but ...
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Can iTunes on Yosemite use ExFAT? On Mavericks I think you can

Short version of the question: can iTunes 12.1.0.50 on Yosemite using ExFAT drive as the Library or how to make it work? I have some USB Flash drive and external SSD drive. It seems that I can ...
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How can I update multiple MacBook Airs from Mavericks to Yosemite utilizing ARD?

I have multiple MacBook Airs on Mavericks that need to be updated to Yosemite. I currently have a Mac Mini Server on 10.9.5 – I'm using the Caching service to download the software to have it locally ...
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Changin IRC default client on Mavericks

I installed Colloquy and then LimeChat IRC clients. I realized Colloquy opens automatically when clicking on a link like irc://irc.freenode.net/kolab How can I changed these links to open in LimeChat? ...
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How to recover NTFS volumes after accidentally formatting drive as JHFS+ volume?

I was reinstalling 10.9 Mavericks on my dual boot setup. I had 2 separate HDDs for 2 OS, both Hitachi 500 GB. But i accidentally formatted the Windows 8 HDD (NTFS) to Mac extended journaled. I had ...
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How to access Greek symbols on OSX (Mavericks)?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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Need Help with Postinstall Script to Switch Off “Displays have separate Spaces”

We have an PC application adapted to run on the Mac using Wine that we install using Apple's Installer. Because Wine uses X11 to display the adapted application's GUI and because of the way X11 (aka ...
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Mavericks won't install on brand new SSD drive

Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 6,2 Had 10.9.1 installed on an SSD drive which failed. Got a replacement drive (same brand, model) Have a USB bootable thumb drive with 10.9.0 installation files on it Mac boots ...
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How to change pop up speed of “Press and Hold” [duplicate]

When pressing and holding a keyboard button, i.e. an a, a character pops up. I recall that I was somehow able to change how long I need to hold a key until the Picker pops up on Yosemite. I ...
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How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?

I'm trying to debug a strange problem that is causing a Mac to unpredictably switch off instantly without warning. Looking at logs, the entries most recent before this last happened were to do with ...
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Disable command-enter keyboard shortcut in iTerm2

Currently cmd-enter in iTerm2 toggles fullscreen mode. Is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?
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How to go to alias from terminal?

By alias, I mean the folder shortcut created when you right-click a folder in Finder and select "Make Alias". I can traverse symbolic links in Terminal with cd, but it doesn't work on aliases: bash: ...
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Re-install Mac mini Server

My friend gave me Mac mini Server saying its Mavericks. When I switch it on I see 2 hard drives only and no operating system. I tried to use my Apple ID but it doesn't work. In disk utility I saw 1st ...
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Invalid certificate after Security Update 2015-004 in Mavericks

Prior to the security update released early April my system was working fine. After that, I'm getting invalid certificates everywhere: iTunes says "iTunes can’t verify the identity of the server ...
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imac freezes and won't boot - can it be saved?

Imac acquired in 2008, currently running Mavericks, very slow during the last week, tried rebooting few times in the last 3 days, last reboot took entire night and system very slow afterwards. Tried ...
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Setup MacBook to accept ARD traffic over SSH?

How to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH? asks how to tunnel ARD traffic over SSH. But the answer provided does not detail the steps required to do so. Would some please provide the ...
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Are OS X Security Updates Cumulative?

I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere, but are Mac OS X Security Updates cumulative? The update in question is 2015-004. I've checked https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204659 but it ...
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Add note to emails in Mail App or alternative Mail app?

I just found http://www.indev.ca/MailTags.html but I will not pay 30 bucks just for adding some notes to my mails. Are there some free extensions or alternative mail apps that support adding notes to ...
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Boot Camp partition not even starting to boot

I do not remember doing anything unusual to my Mac, but when I tried rebooting into Windows partition, nothing happened. If I didn't hold alt while booting, I got white screen stuck for ages. If I ...
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How can I mute the sound of my MacBook Pro each time I open it?

I just had an embarrassing moment in class where I opened my MacBook Pro (running Mavericks, if that helps) and it continued playing a video I had started earlier, disturbing the class. It took me a ...
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How do I increase default font size in Reminders under Mavericks?

Apparently is IS possible to change the size of the font in Reminders under Mavericks via a modification of "a text file inside the app package". Can someone please post these instructions or point ...
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Change default view on removable drives

How can I make Finder default to "list view" whenever browsing a removable drive (and it's subfolders)? I need it to remember this preference even after the removable drive has been ejected and then ...
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Downgrading from Yosemite to Mavericks with TimeMachine backup from another Mac

I have an iMac mid 2011 with Maverick which i have replaced with a iMac retina 27" with Yosemite Preinstalled. I did a Migration Assistant to transfer files from old to new mac. Now i want to ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 - can't install after erasing system disk

I just got my MacBook Pro back after lending it to a friend, and restarted with Cmd+R. I erased my system disk and now i'm trying to install Mavericks. For two times it downloaded the ...
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iMac password stopped working, Apple Persistent State Encryption shows a recent modified date

I'm not sure if we should be worried... Mom does not change passwords for her iMac system login, nor do I, but when I went to update some software this morning, the password doesn't work, nor can I ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks starts with question mark

Yesterday, I was using my Mac OSX and some applications were using a lot of memory. It wasn't possible for me to finish my Mac correctly and I decided to turn off the computer with the On/Off button. ...
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If I uploaded a file to a website, is it saved somewhere in the Safari application? Or elsewhere in the computer?

I scanned a file to my desktop, uploaded it to a website, and then deleted it from my computer. Now this document seems to be gone forever but I need some information from it. Is there any where it ...
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I get a font error using XQuartz

X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont) Serial number of failed request: 29 Current serial number in output ...
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How do I install SciPy and VisualPython on OSX Mavericks?

I am attempting to download and install both SciPy and VisualPython so that I can get them to work with each other. I've looked at the release notes for SciPy 0.14.0 and 0.15, and they appear to be ...
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How to get rid of stale Java icons from application switcher & dock?

I recently started seeing "java" processes with the default Java icon sometimes stay in the switcher/dock after Java Web Start applications are closed (OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks). This may have begun with ...
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Hide icons from Dock and application switcher without disabling the menu bar

I've used the <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/>in the plist of an app which I don't want to see in my Dock anymore. The problem is that this method is that it disables the menu bar. Is ...
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How to disable Bluetooth Sharing via terminal?

I want to disable the Bluetooth Sharing that is located in the sharing preference section. I want to be able to disable it via terminal, does anyone have an idea on how to do that?
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How can I make VPN only work on one app and not the whole system?

I have a VPN server installed in my Network settings. But the problem is I only want the VPN to affect just one app, and when running the VPN it affects the whole internet connection of the system. I ...
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Mac Mini Yosemite Install Reboots Back to Mavericks?

I finally decided to upgrade my Mac Mini HTPC (Mac Mini Server mid-2011) to Yosemite. I run the installer, says it's going to install, reboots, does the spinner for a bit, reboots again and I'm back ...
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Cannot install applications: error code -60008

I am trying to install new applications, but I keep getting this error message from the "Copy" application: The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code ...
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AppleScript/Automator Add AutoCorrect Settings

I am making a AppleScript/automator script for April Fools that is going to change the AutoCorrect. I know that I can change the autocorrect settings by going to Settings > Text > '+' ...
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How do you disable Printer Sharing via terminal?

I am looking for a command/script to disable the printing sharing feature via terminal. Does anyone have any idea or know how to go about doing this?
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Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root

When I plug in my usb memory card reader nothing happens. It was working ten minutes ago when I used the xbian installer to put it on the sd card, but now nada. Something briefly flashes up then ...
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Can iMac 5 (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) be downgraded if it comes factory-installed with Yosemite?

Has anyone downgraded an iMac 5 (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) pre-installed with Yosemite to an older version of Mac OS? My Pro Tools 10 does´t work with Yosemite. I have two days to resolve this, ...
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Allow Calendar Event Title on OS X Mavericks to show multi-line

Is there a way I can see 2, 3 or 4 lines of text for one event in my OS X calendar? It is currently just one line. A long time ago it used to be convenient to see the complete text at once. All of ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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Hard drive no longer accessible

This is a 4 TB hard drive formatted in Mac's Disk Utility as a single non bootable Exfat partition with the drive letter G. It worked fine before I decided to make a clone drive of my C bootable ...
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Apple Macbook Moving Desktop Files, Folders, Icons

When I go to organize my desktop by moving multiple Files, Folders, or Icons at the same time it groups them all together. How to I prevent it from doing this? Thank you. (System - Macbook Pro OS ...
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How to fix Synology DSAssistant application start crash?

The http://find.synology.com/ service doesn't find a newly connected Synology NAS device. For that case this website suggest to download "Synology Assistant 5.2 5005 for Mac". After opening the ...
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How to fix Samsung printer JobAccounting2 module printing crashes?

There are 2 brand new iMac running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both machines have a wired ethernet connection to a wired Samsung CLX-6260ND MFC (multifunction) printer. Installation is a piece of cake, ...
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Automatically refreshing my WiFi connection via a script?

I'm using Mac 10.9.5. When I'm at a Starbucks, my computer will automatically connect to their WiFi network. However, after an hour, they kick you off and although you are still connected to their ...
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Should I create a Fusion Drive before or after downgrade (from Yosemite to Mavericks)?

I bought a used Mac Mini late 2012 with installed Yosemite and two drives: SSD 128 GB and HDD 500 GB. I want to create a Fusion Drive and downgrade to Mavericks via bootable USB flash drive. What ...