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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How to update MacBook Air OS X 10.7.5 to 10.9

I don't want to update to Yosemite but need to update to at least 10.9 or higher so I can re-load my iPhotos app after doing a factory restore. I've tried both suggestions on here already and neither ...
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Reliable 3rd-party source for downloading softwares for Macbook?

I am a new MacBook user. I am thinking about http://www.filehippo.com/mac for downloading DMGs. Does it have any security/virus issue? If there are other sources then please let me know.
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Can someone help me read this crash report used quarkxpress in yosemite.?

Process: QuarkXPress [7709] Path: /QuarkXPress 8/QuarkXPress.app/Contents/MacOS/QuarkXPress Identifier: com.quark.QuarkXPress Version: 8.0 (8.0) ...
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Migrating with different operating systems … Issue?

Trying to migrate software on two OS X macs with different operating systems. Source is running mountain lion and target is running Yosemite. Is this an issue?? I'm using an ethernet cable, have ...
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How to completely remove Nix packet manager?

I installed Nix packet manager, and now I would like to remove it completely. How can I do it?
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How to disable a specific sensor within a .kext?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina, mid 2014 with a "right palm sensor" that is malfunctioning. It thinks that the computer is overheating, and it therefore is causing the kernel_task to eat up 250% - ...
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Can I move the OS X that was preinstalled on my MacBook pro to a VM running on the MacBook Pro?

I would like to run linux as the primary operating system on my MacBook Pro to replace the OS X that was pre-installed with the MacBook. I would then like to run OS X inside a virtualbox guest ...
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What app could open text from anywhere in the editor of your choice?

On my previous installation, I had a small tool that took text from e.g. a web form after pressing e.g. ⌘ + E, pasted it in the editor of my choice where I would edit it. After saving, it was pasted ...
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installing OBOE in MAC 10.9

I am mostly following this post to install OBOE in MAC OS 10.9: https://projects.coin-or.org/OBOE/wiki/MacosxOboe However, in step 4: I tried to install LAPACK++ with failure from this source: I ...
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How can I add custom error bars to a graph in Numbers

I am using numbers 2014 - above is a screenshot that should explain it.
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Translation of words in spotlight

I am looking for an extension for spotlight on Yosemite, which allows an offline translation of english words into german and vice-versa. Similar to the inbuilt dictionary, but rather giving a ...
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Yosemite update problem

Trying to update to Yosemite. Unfortunately I'm encountering the Verify File System and Repair Fail. Ive got no backup whatsoever prior to updating to the new OS. I have Windows and I can boot on that ...
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word freezing after installing yosemite… help!

Can anyone advise me please. Word has completely frozen. I can open a doc but not eidt, copy, paste ... anything ... it's as though I'm doing nothing ... this is to various word doc's that I've edited ...
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Dual boot Mac - void warranty

For work reasons I have to dual boot windows 7 in my mac. Does doing so voids my warranty?
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my “About this Mac” “Storage” screen says I am using more hard drive space than I have [closed]

Using OS X Yosemite Beta 10.10 (This might be the issue) But I can't confirm. MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) Processor : 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory : 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce ...
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software question about my apple ID

I downloaded the IOS8 and all of the sudden my iphone5 needed restoring and i lost all of my data!!!! Now that i can turn it on its like a brand new phone but my problem is that i cant restore my ...
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How long can Photo Booth record video?

Does anyone know how long Photo Booth can record video with iSight camera on Mac? I want to record for a few days non stop, and don't know if that's possible even if there is sufficient space in HD? ...
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How to download and install Darwin 13 OS in PC?

I've conducted a research on UNIX operating systems and found out that an experimental OS (Darwin) is used for development of the OSX; just like Fedora on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Darwin OS has a ...
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Restoring MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro froze. I turned it off manually. It won't come back on. It is 1 year old. I can't restart in Safe Mode. I can restart using Command-R and get to Disk Utility but I don't know what ...
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Keeping old version of software while updating to new version

On my OSx I want to be able to switch version of software I use. Like right now I have Firefox 29, but I want to try firefox 32. is there a way I can download and install version 32 and keep the old ...
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Is there an equivalent to copernic pro desktop search engine available for mac?

Is there an equivalent to copernic pro desktop search engine available for mac? I mean something serious not spotlight or found! Something that is able to search terabytes of data and index millions ...
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Which printer software driver should I use?

When adding a printer in OS X, and assuming the printer is AirPrint enabled, which driver should I use: 1. the AirPrint driver or 2. the CUPS driver for that specific printer? My assumption is that ...
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Adding document to the launchpad

Is it possible to add a document like a pages document or a screenshot into my launchpad? If so how do I do that
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Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
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Pixelmator's Pixel Tool Not Available

This is probably a really stupid question, but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I want to use the pixel tool in Pixelmator, but I can't find it. Below is a picture of my toolbar. Is there ...
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Using Alt/Cmd + Right/Left Arrow in iTerm

Is it possible to move between words in iTerm using Alt + Right/Left Arrows ? Now if I press Alt+Left I will get '[D' and '[C' if I press Alt+Right.
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Downloading entire website - freeware software [duplicate]

Is there any freeware software (including command line utilities) to downloaded entire website recursively (aby kind of links, not only HTML files)?
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Looking for Mac Typing software that supports Spanish keyboard layouts - Recommendations?

I've moved from Windows to the Mac a while ago, and in this "self-improvement" path, I've also realized that I need to learn to touch-type (I can do around 50-60 WPM with 3-and-a-half fingers, but I ...
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Looking for a text editor with specific syntax highlighting features

I'm a pc guy, but I have a programming student who's got a mac. We have been using TextMate, but there are a few features missing that I either can't find, or that are not available in TextMate. In ...
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What are the softwares for translation on Mac?

I want to translate a long text and I am looking for a software that shows the text and the translation I write at the same time, in two windows and with possibly a synchronization. Does it exist? ...
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Where does OS X store my Adobe product keys?

I know that Keychain holds my WiFi and other passwords, but I'm curious to know where my Adobe and Microsoft product keys for things like CS6 and Office live. I'm using OS X Mavericks.
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Software recommendations for locking down a OS X based school computer lab

I am installing a computer lab with 25 brand new iMacs. I would like to secure the machines to prevent students from tampering with them. Some of the things I'd like to prevent including making ...
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Possibility of allocating memory into different applications - Activity monitor or a 3rd party source

Is there a possibility to allocate different amounts of memory into a certain application, or prioritize that application to receive more memory. I am almost positive you cannot do this task with ...
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Can iTunes be configured to have the 'Store' be default screen at startup?

I like to use iTunes predominantly to check things out on the iTunes store (and make the occasional purchase), not to browse a library of downloaded media by default. Is there a setting or way to ...
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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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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 ...