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 useful is Motion 5 without Final Cut Pro X?

My video editing needs are very, very pedestrian and seldom. I have no real need for Final Cut Pro. When I do make videos, however, I like to customize titles a bit more than what iMovie allows. So ...
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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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Espresso Libre theme for MacVim?

I recently changed editors from TextMate to MacVim. Thanks in part to vimtutor, things are going pretty well. But I miss the Espresso Libre color scheme: Is there a place where I can get Espresso ...
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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 OS X equivalent to the web debugging proxy Fiddler?

I do web development on Windows for my day job, and I rely a lot on Fiddler, which is web debugging proxy. What is an equivalent tool for OS X?
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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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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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How can I rotate a video?

I just recorded a video on my phone, but when I play it on my Mac it's in the wrong orientation. How can I rotate the video by 90 degrees so that I can upload it to youtube? Free solutions are ...
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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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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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Is there a image editor like Windows' Paint for OS X?

I tried out several image editors mentioned on this site but I tested some of them like (Pixen and Seashore) I was very disappointed. These apps were so simple and was too low level. What do you ...
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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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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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Is it generally advisable to get anti-virus software for Mac OS X?

Is it worth to buy an anti-virus software for Mac OS X? I heard both opinions like "it's not possible to get a virus on Mac OS X" and "Mac OS X is also vulnerable against virus... " Which is true? ...
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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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What are Mac OS replacements for Visio?

Visio is the most conspicuous example of a program that I found useful on Windows for which I have not identified a Mac-compatible replacement. Visio's primary function is as a flowchart diagramming ...
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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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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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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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Is there free software for recognizing a song when it plays?

I have few .mp3 file that have no name or have a wrong name(artist name and song name) is there any free software exist to recognized what exactly this song is(by playing the song and this software ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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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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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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Is it possible to launch a program in a specific language?

I'm a developer, and my primary language is French, so I use Mac OS X in French. However, I need on a regular basis to open an application in English to do support. Right now I'm going to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Converting a PDF for use with DVD Studio Pro

I have a client who want me to add PDF's to a DVD, so that people can view them through their televisions Can it be done?
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Best resources on data recovery from corrupted OS X HFS+ partitions

My Macbook Pro won't boot from it's hard disc. If I boot it from CD, the drive will only mount sometimes. Where should I go to get hints and tips on data recovery? What are the best tools that should ...
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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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What's a good Mac app for making timelines (Gantt charts)?

What's a good native Mac app for making timelines on Macs? I'm looking for an easy-to-use program that I can use to create timelines easily without delving into graphics programs like Illustrator. ...
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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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Can I use my Mac to re-create an inverted audio noise cancellation effect?

I would like to use my Mac as an audio cancelling device, like headphones that reproduce the outside noise in inverted form, so it cancels out (typically found in airports). With a normal pair of ...
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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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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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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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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