Concerning the operating system and applications or programs that run under it, as opposed to matters concerning computer hardware. In troubleshooting, it is essential to distinguish between problems concerning software and problems concerning hardware.

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MS Paint for Mac with ability to resize by grabbing edges [duplicate]

I'm a new Mac user and have been searching for an alternative of ms paint for mac. Sketchbook Express and Paintbrush are very similar but miss a very important feature which is the ability to resize ...
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I lost my albums and books

I lost my albums and books in iPhoto and cannot retrieve them. Is there anything I can do to retrieve these lost files?
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Prevent employees from using anything else but my proprietary application [duplicate]

I will be getting several mac minis for different branches that will have installed my software application which I need my employees to use. I need to make sure of the following: When the computer ...
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How to use iSight webcam without activating the green light?

Recently a the Dutch government advised to put a tape on your webcam to prevent hackers from taking pictures and video using your device (news article in Dutch). The build in iSight camera in Apple ...
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Alfred Keeps Asking For Contacts Permission

I'm not sure what is going on. Every time I access Alfred, I get this dialog box, "Alfred would like to access your contacts." I always have to click "OK" before I can use the program. I have verified ...
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SVG Editor with nice ui and text editor

Do you know a nice svg editor for MAC OS? My needs are: Nice svg produced Splited view with text editor
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iPod Classic 160GB deletes all files and isn't recognized on PC

I purchased a 160 GB iPod Classic last year. Regularly throughout the year I found that the iPod would often freeze and need to be reset every time it was plugged into my computer. Formerly an Asus ...
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need a database software for Mac 10

Is there q simple data base out there that is similar to the database the was included in the old Apple Works software
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Why am I told to “Connect to a power source” for best results when installing/updating software?

I've experienced this when installing or updating a number of applications, most recently Logic Pro X. What's the reasoning behind this?
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Software differences beetween iPad 2, iPad Air and iPad mini (iBooks)

I need to buy an iPad to see how EPUB files are displayed in iBooks app. It is very important to me whether iPad 2, iPad Air and iPad mini (both generations) work exactly the same when it comes to ...
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What are the best WBS and Gantt chart tool working cross platform?

I am searching for the good tools for creating Work Breakdown Structure and Gantt Chart that work cross platform because other people in my team use Window. So, this forces me to find cross platform ...
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Universal search/replace in DevonThink?

Is it possible to do a universal search/replace in text files (plain text and rich text) within a DevonThink database? If so, how can I do it?
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Download app update once, install twice/thrice?

I have a very slow internet connection and would like to be able to download app updates (iTunes, Aperture, iWork etc.) just for one machine and be able to update 3 machines offline on home network. ...
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Cinch doesn't work | How do I enable access to assistive devices in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Cinch requires us to "Enable access to assistive devices". However this option is not found on OS X Mavericks > System Preferences. Where can I find it?
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Why is my iPhone 4S showing so much “Other” data in iOS 7?

I've upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s, cleared photos, cleared and turned off Photo Stream, deleted large apps, books, etc… and this is the 4th time I've installed iOS and started from scratch since ...
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Some Software Manager for Mac OS X like Synaptic in Ubuntu

Is there some software manager like Synpatic in Ubunut for Mac OS X.... Right now, I am using kind of old Mac OS X 10.5.8 and want to install softare on it... Like Opera, Firefox... I don't mind that ...
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Breadboard Software?

I am learning how to do some beginner work with electronics, so I am looking for a breadboard. Now I know I can go down the local RadShack and pick one up, but in doing so, I'll spend $20 on a board, ...
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Best CAD system for Mac [closed]

I need a 3D CAD system for Mac, but as I am student now, I haven't got the opportunity to buy AutoCAD. So, can you recommend some good 3D CAD software on Mac? I found one - Autodesk Inventor, but when ...
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Lubuntu PowerPC no apt repositories

I have installed Lubuntu on my G4 Mac Mini, however it didn't have any apt repositories, except from the CD ones. I copied over the repositories from my i386 installation, but it can't find some of ...
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Does ios7 support third-party software keyboards?

I am a litte confused about iOS 7. Does iOS 7 support third-party software keyboards? There are a lot of rumors around, I watched the last WWDC and read Apple documents but I couldn't hear anything ...
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Developers from which countries can sell their apps in the Apple store?

I'm a peruvian programmer and I'm interested in selling applications on the Apple Store, but I can't find which countries are accepted to receive payments from the Apple Store, can anyone help me?
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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I-phone5 does not startup ore charge. USB connected reboots constanly

I'm having a problem with my Iphone5 after replacing the backcover. I've assembled my phone back together and phone does not work properly. Starting up without USB-cable does not work and after ...
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What is the software different between Apple Lisa and first Macintosh?

Lisa is released before Macintosh, but LOTS of books mention that the development of Macintosh involve a lot of effort and innovation. So, what are the Apple Lisa and Macintosh software major ...
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5Gb of RAM being used with NO software running?

My computer (brand new) was using 12 Gb of RAM so after I was done exporting my video I force-quit everything and 8 minutes later it's still using 5Gb or RAM, is this normal?! It seems like so much! ...
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iPad 2 restarting intermittently and very slow to operate and charge

I have an iPad 2 (Model MC769B/A) running on iOS 6.1.3 (10B329) and over the past few days I have experienced very slow charging times when plugged into the usual source - the main wall socket. Also, ...
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Parallels window problem

I'm using Parallels on my mac. But when I open a software the font are so small, it's very weird. Can anyone help me out!!! The picture above is when I open up my chrome, how can I fix it?
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How can I install tk on OS X?

I am getting warnings and empty popup boxes when compiling and loading R packages that depend on tk. They say that tk was not installed correctly. I am using homebrew, but I can't tell which package ...
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Cellular data not working after software update?

I have updated my iphone software to 6.1 on my 3GS and now my cellular data network is not available. Can this be fixed or can I restore an earlier version again?
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Problems running Britannica 2013 in OS X 10.8

I recently installed the Encyclopædia Britannica 2013 Ultimate DVD in my Mac running OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. In the box is stated that only 10.6 - 10.7 versions are supported, and indeed I've run ...
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Macbook Pro wont open apps or download content due to Error Code: -50.

My Macbook Pro ran into a problem and reported Error: -50. I cannot open applications such as Chrome, Word, and others. I cannot download content or move content to the trash because it says the ...
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Mac start up - Flashing Folder

Basically, tonight my mac crashed so I re-started and got a flashing folder. I have searched around online for the commands that I need to press when I first hear the chime to get into the disk ...
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Purchasing Apple Mac Software: Options Available to the Consumer? [closed]

With regards to purchasing Apple Mac Software: Is the Majority of Software available for the Mac now available for purchase from the Mac App Store ? Are there Pros & Cons to Mac App Store ...
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Multiple instances of the Mumble client

I have tried command that I found and it works for second and after that second client closes. open -na /Applications/Mumble.app Other command that I tryied with the same resul. ...
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Is it bad or unhealthy to put my Mac to sleep?

I am wondering if it is bad or unhealthy to always put my Mac to sleep or should I shut it down instead? What I mean by putting it to sleep is that the display and hard drive are sleeping. The reason ...
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Refurbishing MacBooks [closed]

I am looking to start refurbishing MacBooks with the intention of reselling them. If they come with the original disks, then I can’t see any problems arising, as I should be able to restore them to as ...
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Qt Creator for Mac

My Uni course requires me to use Qt Creator for our coursework but I would like to also put it on my Mac so that I can do more work at home. I had assumed it was available for free but when I tried to ...
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Where should I put my custom applications?

I have downloaded some third party software, should I just put under /Applications or should I put under my home folder, e.g. ~/MyApps/?
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Ambient light sensor not working when moving from light to dark rooms with an iPhone or iPad

Over the years, I've collected a few iPhone 4's and 4S's, as well as a couple iPad 2's and a new/third generation iPad. They're all equipped with an ambient light sensor that darkens the display in ...
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How to create backups of DVD software discs?

I'd like to make some backups of my software DVDs that I can use to install the software again in case they are lost or get damaged. What's the best way to do this? Is it creating a .cdr disk image of ...
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Tool to install fonts on demand

I have too much fonts installed on my Mac, so photoshop (or indesign) can take a long time on operations that involve them (program startup, selecting them on the character palette etc) I'm looking ...
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Where can I get a list of apps that are compatible/incompatible with Mountain Lion

Where can I get a list of apps so that I can check if my software is compatible or incompatible with Mountain Lion, so I know before I upgrade.
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Remote application start

So, I'm abroad and I want to stream my music library, I use subsonic on my main desktop (iMac) to stream music to my MacBook Air. So far it's been working fine, but it seems that the subsonic ...
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Any partition software just to partition unused space?

Currently I have one portable external hard drive which I use for Windows. It's 1TB and over 300GB is used space. I would like to partition it so I can access the unused space from my Mac. Can you all ...
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Remove admin account

A colleague of mine just got his new MacBook Pro and he ran through the set-up process. But as it turns out, he got the wrong MacBook Pro, so now, he needs to completely erase the already present data ...
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Vector dot product and scalar multiplication in Grapher.app

I'm trying to play around with vectors in Grapher.app, but I'm getting an error when I try to A: multiply two vectors (specified as a vertical matrix) together, and B: multiply a vector by a scalar ...
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trace “too many open files”

I have a program that quits after a time with "too many open files". How can I trace which files are opened and closed? I know I can set this limit a higher value, but that would only defer the ...
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Completely uninstall Adobe CS5

I once installed Adobe CS 5 as a Trial but now I pre-ordered the new suite. I've deleted the Adobe CS 5 suite, and installed the new suite. But whenever I try to open photoshop for example, the ...
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Running custom software on an Airport Extreme base station?

Is it possible to run custom software on an Airport Extreme base station? I've read it has a MIPS processor inside. So, can one put some software compiled for MIPS (addtionally to the already present ...
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Is there an easy to use Bible program for both OS X and iOS?

Is there an easy to use Bible program, preferably with dictionary, concordance as well as text for maybe more than 1 translation. My PC has PC Study Bible and it's great but I've grown to hate ...