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

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Mac with newer OS X installed no longer boots previous version

First of all I am aware of the fact, that Macs usually refuse to boot or install older version of OS X than they were shipped with. But this is not the case here. The long story: A few months ago I ...
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How can I get TexLive to install?

I just bought my third Mac, this one with OS 10.9.5. My previous one was stolen, but I had backed it up with Time Machine. When I started this one up, I connected the backup drive from the old ...
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How do I prevent App Store showing badge on its icon on OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

On both Dock and Launchpad. I opened App Store by mistake, and now I cannot remove the badge which is designed for reminding me updates, except I install all the updates or delete all the apps which ...
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Mavericks Server: DNS: Increase forwarder timeout

The question: How can I increase the timeout for querying the forwarder DNS on OS X Server 3.1.2 ? I get DNS errors, which I believe could be solved by increasing the timeout for querying the ...
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FileVault encrypted installation corrupted, unable to boot

I recently force-shutdown my MacBook Pro Retina, late-2013 model. After entering my FileVault password to unlock the volume, the Apple logo appears, as does the spinny circle. Given time, the Apple ...
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accidentally deleted /var folder

I accidentally moved my /var folder to trash and now unable to login to mac. The only solution I found until now it to recover OS X. I have tried to move /var back to /private folder in single user ...
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Shrinking extremely large window

I have a very large window on Mavericks. The window is so large that I can't seem to get the mouse to the lower right corner to shrink the size of the window. How can I reduce the size of this window? ...
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Play Safari web videos in full-screen on second monitor while using first monitor

I have two monitors and am using OS X Mavericks. In Safari when viewing a YouTube streaming video full screen on one monitor, if I use the other monitor it causes the YouTube video to switch from full ...
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Keep getting locked-out of corporate domain accounts

I have a macbook pro running mavericks and recently changed my password per corporate policy. I have done this regularly for the past two years without issue. However, it has now been two weeks of ...
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iTunes cannot find music files after upgrading to Yosemite

After upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite, most of my music files appear to have gone missing. Whenever I try to play music on my Mac, a pop up shows up saying: "the song you're trying to listen to ...
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Fn key working, F11 key working, but Fn + F11 not working

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with OS X 10.9.4. I use the Fn+F11 key a lot to show desktop. But since yesterday, the Fn+F11 has stopped working for me. I have a bluetooth keyboard as well, and it ...
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Mac OS X mavericks not boooting in Lenovo z50-70 [closed]

I am trying to install Mac OS X mavericks on my Lemnovo z50-70. Bootable USB has been created using Unibeast by following ...
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Mac node npm can not setup bower

I try to setup up bower on my Mac Pro. Info: Mac OS X 10.9.5 node v0.10.5 npm 1.2.18 The command i use is: sudo npm install -g bower The install doesn't work and i get the following ...
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Can I increase the minimum font size of text when reading html messages in Mail.app (in Mavericks and later)?

I went searching for this answer myself today after upgrading from Lion to Yosemite. In earlier versions of Apple Mail, one could use an undocumented preference to set a minimum font size for reading ...
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Is there some way ( a program or otherwise ) to run a program that only runs in Mavericks to run in Yosemite?

I recently updated from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite. A program that worked in Mavericks no longer works in Yosemite. Is there some way ( a program or otherwise ) that allows you to run software that ...
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Can I script my mac to reboot and login at a specified time?

Can I use shell scripts, AppleScript, or some other form of scripting to get my mac to reboot and login at a specified time? If so, how?
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Is encrypting an external hard drive prior to Time Machine equally secure as TM encryption?

It's more it less an order of operations, but should I format and encrypt the external hard drive first without any data and then run TM? I figured that way would be faster rather than TM having to ...
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Unable to connect to Seagate goflex_home network share in mac

I have a 2TB GoFlex Home Network Share. I'm able to connect and access it using my windows machines and as well as using my ipad. I'm not able to connect it via mac using finder, smb. The browser is ...
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OS X 10.9.x failed login attempts previous days

I have found some answers on here but need to check something. Is there a way to check the failed login attempts form previous days? I have tried: var/log/secure.log but that only gives me ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...
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Mavericks firewall does not keep my choices

I'm on Mavericks and I run a python script to have a minimalist local server. Anytime I launch the server the firewall popup comes in and asks me "Do you want the application “python2.7” to accept ...
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Possible Methods to Restore Speed of File Sharing (AFP) in OS X 10.10?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro under the same network connected through AFP file sharing protocol. Before I upgraded to OS X 10.10, the speed is very fast - copying a 200MB file would take a couple ...
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OS X Mavericks - hybrid hibernate does not work?

I have MacBook Pro, late 2010. For a while I was using OS X 10.6 and sleep logic was next: 1. after closing lid macbook go to sleep (with momentary wake up on lid open) 2. after day or so of sleeping ...
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Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBookPro Model6.1 8GB (2x 4GB) to 16GB (2x 8GB)

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 Model 6.1 i7 17" with 8GB RAM inside. I want to upgrade to 16GB. I have seen that it should be possible on the model 7.1 but I have 6.1 Can I upgrade? Does it work on my ...
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MDM Multiple Domains

I have a Server running Mavericks, all works fine. My domain is server.myawesome.com, of which Im managing all my devices successfully using profile manager. Is it possible to run a second Domain for ...
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How do I get a copy of the Mavericks installer? It is no longer on the App Store

I have looked at the Q&A regarding downgrading from Yosemite to Mavericks, but the Mavericks installer is no longer available in the App Store. Is there a way to get a hold of the installer? ...
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After Using LP Printer Utility “unable to communicate”

I tried using lp to print to our HPLazerJet P1102w from the command line. Items were added to the queue, as returned by lpq: macbookpro1:~ mikekilmer$ lpq HP_LaserJet_Professional_P_1102w is ready ...
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adding a new sound to garageband

I just downloaded a software instrument sound. What do I do to get it into Garageband? Do I have to install it first? I have Mavericks. thanks
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Mavericks: Can't be logged into two servers at the same time?

I ran into a bug (or feature) in OS X 10.9 that I can't figure out. If I'm trying to log into two servers, and I use "guest" credentials to log into one of them, things get screwy. Example: ...
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Screen turns pink all of a sudden while working on Macbook Air

What can I do to fix my macbook air running mavericks, all of a sudden its screen turns pink or another color like turquoise and becomes unresponsive, about once a month...
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Mail on Mac OS X Mavericks automatically unflags all messages

I recently noticed that Mail on my Mac would automatically remove flags from my messages. I had set up a rule to flag every incoming message so that I do not forget to reply to a message even if it ...
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WindowServer/Kernel_task using over 8GB of ram causing slow down and pausing on apps

I am a developer and I have upgraded my OS to Mavericks and since then I have had the "force quit applications" window popping up with multiple apps paused. Before Mavericks I never had this issue. ...
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Fullscreen Flash video only shows 1/4 of video

When I maximize some Flash (version 15.0.0.xxx) videos to fullscreen, only the top left quarter of the screen is showing video, the rest is completely black. I've tried this on OSX 10.9 and 10.10, ...
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How do I forward a specific port to a transparent proxy?

I have a proxy application running on an IP alias (my regular ip address is 192.168.1.55, and I've added a second IP of 192.168.1.201). What I'd like to do is use pf and pfctl to send any packets on ...
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Does erasing Macintosh HD then restoring from Time Machine result in the HDD being reformatted?

I recently had a problem with the Macintosh HD that could not be repaired using the disk utility so I erased the disk (using disk utility) then restored from time machine (most recent backup) Does ...
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Can I use OS X Notes app from 10.9+ on 10.8

I recently read a question which explained that the ability to search Notes was introduced in OX X 10.9 and above. Earlier versions will show you which note a search query exists in but will not ...
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In order to downgrade to Mavericks from Yosemite do I need to reformat my hard drive and use the internet recovery to reinstall Mavericks?

From the research I just did, it seems that I had to upgrade to Yosemity using a different drive!? Where as I added Yosemity into the main drive. Am I right in thinking that I now can only downgrade ...
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Mail from AOL, font to small Fix?

I know that Mavericks removed the PreferPlainText preference, but I have a client that uses AOL and must use the web-client that always created HTML formatted emails with a text size of 10px.... I ...
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Keyboard key F10 (Mute) not working

On my MacBook Air (2012) with Mavericks 10.9.5 the Mute key (F10) is no longer working. All other keys work as far I know including the Volume down (F11) and Volume up (F12). Enabling the Click ...
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Is there a way to turn off the “iCloud Drive isn't compatible with Mavericks” errors?

I installed Yosemite on one of my machines (and uninstalled it a short time later). Now, running Mavericks, every time I open a program that uses iCloud (like Numbers), I'm greeted with this ...
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How does maximizing/full screen work in Mavericks and Yosemite?

OSX features full-screen mode in recent versions but that's not really the same thing as automatically resizing a window to use the full desktop like on Windows... And, what is the + button supposed ...
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How good is Yosemite - Is it worth to upgrade now or wait till it stabilizes [closed]

I have iMac (2012) with OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks) currently on it. I am a iOS app developer and need my mac best performing and can't let my mac go down for even 2-3 days. I have read news about issues ...
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How to fix “You are not allowed to use ”Application“”

How do I fix this message, I am Admin, Mobile. Even if i login to a root account this message still appears. I have iTerm so if any commands need to be inputted to fix this problem I can still do ...
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Figuring out what is causing the kernal panic on Macbook

Figuring out what is causing this panic attack.. Can anybody help me with this? Panic (system crashes) log: Source: /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Kernel_2014-11-05-230220_Kisuke.panic Size: ...
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What Is The Path Where Apache Is Located?

When I check logs (Apache, Ruby on Rails) it appears that my development Mac Mini Server is being scanned. I would like to install mod_security. I'm currently running the latest version of Mavericks ...
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Standard Windows Keyboard - wrong keys recognised

I have a classic British Windows keyboard plugged into my Mac Mini. I'm sure I had it working but now it's not... I can choose between these two layouts but neither is correct: My keyboard, like ...
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Any Integrated Eclipse- LUNA available for Mac-Mavericks - supports C,C++, Java and Android

I have installed Eclipse bundle - ADT - Luna on my macbook - running Mavericks. I could do a programming in Android - ADT and Java programming seamlessly. However, I want to create a project of C/C++ ...
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Mac Mini startup sound always plays on internal speaker

My 2012 Mac Mini (Mavericks) is plugged into a USB audio interface which is selected as my sound in and sound out device. All works great, except for the startup sound which still comes out of the ...
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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...