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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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 ...
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Why doesn't FileMerge show full file?

I am trying to compare & merge two text files in FileMerge (using it for the first time). The thing is that the files contents are not shown in full. The contents of the files being compared are ...
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What is the Elo of the Mac Book chess engine at top strength?

This will always have to be an approximation, but on a Mac Book Pro with the 2.8 GHz processor, plugged in, and with the engine set to the maximum strength setting, what Elo is it? I don't have direct ...
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Where can I find software for the Mac Classic?

I just found a really great application: Mini vMac, a Mac Classic emulator (simple and one that actually works). Is there a place where I can find some actual software that was meant for the original ...
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How to Increase LaunchBar Width?

Is there a way of increasing the width of the LaunchBar bar? Especially when I enter something that results in a web page, this width is insufficient for showing the full title, not even talking about ...
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What app/feature/software is this microphone image from?

What is this microphone image from? It appeared on my friend's MacBook and she can't figure it out.
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How can I convert obsolete word processor files and preserve formatting?

I have some files in WriteNow and WordPerfect format. The WriteNow files go back as far as 1987 and the WordPerfect files are from 1998 - 2001. Some I can read, others I can't open at all. Those I can ...
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What file types can you convert from a Mac to Windows?

What types of files can I change from Mac- to Windows-based file types? What types "just work" on both systems? What types are simply non-transferable or won't work when moved between the OS types? ...
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How can i buy Sims 3 Mac platform?

as the title, already looking at EA store site at http://store.origin.com/store/eara/en_SG/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.105153500/pgm.64539100 But seems they only sale PC version only. But ...
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How to fully 'uninstall' an app on OS X

So, I've been a Mac user for about seven or so months now. And one thing I've been wondering is how to fully remove an application.. I know a lot of times applications leave extra junk on your ...
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Is there a native/cocoa REST client for Mac OS X?

I'm looking for a cocoa REST client for the OS X. I prefer something native so that I'm not in the terminal interface and not looking for any browser extensions.
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How to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Updating software from App Store not available for purchased items.

I have recently purchased Growl for handling my notifications. I had enabled my account from Greece since I was living there years ago before I got my mac. Now I have moved to Denmark and I followed ...
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How can I open port 80 so a non-root process can bind to it?

I want to run a web server on my Mac as a non-root process. Normally only root processes can bind to port 80 (or to any port below 1024). Can I open port 80 specifically so that non-root processes ...
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Is there an alternative Ventrilo client for OS X?

Are there any decent software packages for OS X that can connect to Vent servers? The Ventrilo for Mac client isn't up to much.
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How can I view (offline) the full English Wikipedia on OS X?

I want to download the complete English Wikipedia (not just the 45,000 article version floating around) for viewing offline on my Mac. I have downloaded Okawix, and downloaded a torrent with ...
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Preview in Lion fails when any document opened has changed

In Lion Preview.app, if I have many image files open in a single preview window (so that I can scroll through them) and one of them changes on disk (e.g., I remade the image with a plotting program or ...
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How can I use the half-qwerty keyboard layout in OSX?

I'd like to use the half-qwerty keyboard layout on my mac, without actually buying any (ridiculously priced) hardware. I found a auto-hotkey script, but that appears to be windows-only. Are there any ...
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How to convert Aperture license to app store license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I update apps that I've already purchased through the Mac App Store? Long ago I bought the retail box version of Aperture and have been steadily upgrading until ...
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Numbers: How can I display negative values in a column chart?

I am using Numbers '09 v2.1 (436) and I have a table having positive and some negative values. When in my project I add a column chart mapping properly data from that table it displays a chart without ...
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Is there a CVS client for Mac OS X?

Could anyone recommend me a free tool to use on OSX for keeping my CVS projects? I am using the integrated SVN on OSX for all my SVN projects; maybe there are similar commands on the terminal to ...
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What's your favorite multi - editor on OSX? [closed]

I was wondering if you could post your favorite code editor on OSX. I'm looking for something lightweight (no netbeans or eclipse) for fast editing multi languages. tag highlighting and code ...
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Running windows on iMac updates system settings

When I boot my iMac onto windows partition and then reboot into Snow Leopard my system time is updated (reverted on hour back). This occurs even though I have 'locked' the system time on Snow ...
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How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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How can I keep apps “always on top” in Lion?

With past versions of OSX, I used Afloat, but ever since I moved to Lion, it stopped working for programs like Evernote & Chrome. Does anyone have a suggestion for a program that will let me keep ...
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Which version of Oracle is suitable for Mac OS X Lion?

I just bought my Mac few days ago and I am trying to install Oracle Express for work purpose on Mac OSX X 10.7.1. I've downloaded Oracle 10g R2 from here but when I run the installation shortcut,I ...
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Preload and preconfigure an iPad for someone else

I need to preload and preconfigure some software on an iPad, and then give the iPad to someone else. I thought about just buying the software with my App Store account, but is there a way that I can ...