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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Upgrade Mac OS X from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5

How do I upgrade my Mac OS X from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5? I obviously can't use a 10.9 or a 10.10 Combo Updater.
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Missing driver for printer - adobe postscript

I have a Panasonic Workio 190 Printer. It doesn't seem like there is a Mac driver (I'm on Mavericks). The only thing there is, is a Adobe PostScript Driver: I've never come across this kind of ...
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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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Folder with a question mark on purchased Mac

I just got my MacBook Pro mid 2012 laptop and stupid me did something to it, now I have a flashing folder with a question mark. The previous owner said she accidentally deleted the software when she ...
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How can I install and run R on an iPad?

I teach a class that uses R as part of the lab and one of my students uses an iPad for her primary computer. Is there anyway to install R on an iPad? I found some old blog posts that say it isn't ...
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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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Photos album disappeared

I am using iPhone 5 (32GB) updated to iOS 8.1.2. Recently I opened the Photos app and saw that my all albums are gone but the photos are still visible in Moments. I checked my iPhone Usage ...
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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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Not satisfied with ambient noise reduction in a recording

I was recording some music with the MacBook Pro built-in microphone and I didn't realise the "Use ambient noise reduction" option was enabled (which was default option). I was just surprised by a ...
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Lost calendar events

How can I retrieve old calendar events? I have All selected under calendar sync under settings. But still the only past 6 months stay in calendar. I want them to stay forever. I like to find old ...
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Old calendar events deleted

I like to keep all my old calendar events in my iPhone calendar. Especially doctors and dentist appointments. Even sporting events so I can pull up the map if I'm revisiting a location. I have my ...
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How do I loop a video in MPlayerX?

I downloaded MPlayerX from the App Store and I would like to use it to play a video in loop. Is there a way to do that?
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How do I transfer photo/video from Ipad2 to Windows XP computer? What driver when asks for new hardware found? (Don't have disk)

I have an ipad2 and windows XP service pack 3. When put USB to Windows XP it recognizes IPad2 and I can hit "Trust this computer' on Ipad2. However, the windows XP computer then says "new hardware ...
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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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Uninstalled CleanMyMac` still show notifications

I had installed CleanMyMac before, and have already uninstalled it. However, I got the notification saying "It's time to clean your mac". How is this possible and how can I avoid this?
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How do I remove the right side bar on Sublime Text?

When I work in documents with long lines, it gets very annoying because I have to very precisely drag my mouse in order not to accidentally touch that sidebar which drags me back to the beginning. ...
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Tools or scripts for tracking a stolen or lost Mac?

Actually I do use the prey project but was wondering about other tools or scripts one could use to find back information about a lost/stolen Mac. With features like: -Getting the ip address or any ...
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How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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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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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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iPhone 4s iOS 9.0.1 Won't update

Im having problems updating iOS 9.0.1 I've deleted most apps so memory is fine, yet the phone appears to be frozen. I can't restart or reset it. I've updated only 1 other bit - can't remember how I ...
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Siri is called repeatedly out of control

I face a problem with Iphone 6. In the middle of work (particularly listening to podcasts), Siri wrongly thinks she is being called, pauses the main work, and starts asking for order. Edit: "Hey ...
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Mathematica Crash OS X El Capitan

I'm running the latest OS X 10.11.1 on my Macbook Air and I'm trying to use Mathematica 6. The reason I'm using an old version is that I have a class I'm taking that requires we use this old, outdated ...
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How do i restore my iPhone 5s to factory settings? [duplicate]

I have just fitted a new screen to my iPhone 5s, and i need to restore it to factory settings. One problem though, it's disabled for over 23,000,000 minutes and the home button doesn't work. Does ...
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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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Install John the Ripper Jumbo

I've been following the instructions here for installing John the Ripper on my Macbook Pro (El Capitan). I've skipped the Iterm and Cuda sections (I have a Redeon GPU). All is well until I run make ...
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Can I read one pdf document on two ipads each showing a facing page?

I would like to be able to read a 60 page pdf on 2 ipads that will display facing pages. (one page per ipad) Pages should turn like a book as if both ipads are the facing pages of a book.
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Keyboard mapping for my mechanical keyboard that doesn't support Mac

I was pretty dumb for buying a mechanical keyboard that doesn't support OSX. It was quite expensive and I don't want it to go to waste. The keyboard isn't necessarily not working, is just the keys are ...
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Charging Issue on iPhone 5S

My iPhone 5S restarts by itself at least once while charging. Am I having software or hardware issue in this case?
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iOS 9.0.1 update fails to update

My iPhone 6 won't let me download iOS 9.0.1. I tried downloading it once and it said error occurred, failed to update as it said preparing update. So I did it again and deleted some storage in case ...
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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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How to download and install Darwin 13 OS in x86?

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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Iphone unwanted download stopping me from accessing main screen

I plugged in my Iphone 4 into my computer to charge it, and I believe I turned off the Itunes from coming up (not quite sure). Anyway, when I went to take my Iphone off the charger, there is ...
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Time Machine Backup to New SSD

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro with a 320GB HDD, and I'm upgrading to a 500GB SSD. Does restoring a Time Machine back up to the new SSD also include the OS? Are there any better alternatives? i.e. do ...
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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 to add an application specific service contextual menu for an automator created service

I have just created a service for my text editor. I would like to be able to add a services item in the text editor contextual menu when right clicking. Can this be done?
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Disable dialog on each restart

I use Logitech G700s mouse on my Mac with its Logitech Gaming Software which configures mouse buttons and their actions for specific applications. I setup it and all works fine. But one thing bothers ...
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Does plugging iPhone into iTunes automatically update iOS?

If I plug an iPhone that's running an old version of iOS into a computer with iTunes, will iOS on the iPhone automatically update when the phone is plugged in?
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How do I prevent my Mac from resetting the software update download every time i resume it?

I've had this problem before too but I couldn't find a concrete resolution. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 with the latest version being 10.10.5. Since I've had some wireless connectivity issues with ...
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Keeping old version of Firefox 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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Self-hosted Webinar service software

I'm searching for self-hosted webinar software. The software must be ready to organize webinar services and be fully independent, without any dependencies on Google Hangouts or other servers. It does ...
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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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Macbook Pro (mid 2010) shutting down upon boot up

Here is my question. My macbook pro has been acting crazy for a while, shutting down unexpectedly daily. Every once in a while it will work for a day or two but eventually will start shutting down ...
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Applications With the Ability to Assign single letter shortcuts

What applications are there that have the ability to assign single letter shortcuts? I wish to create a workflow that implements this kind of idea, A file explorer that focuses on single letter ...
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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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Understanding what patching mean when installing programs

I've downloaded a program which gives me the instructions in this order: [MacOSX] 1.Install/Update the software. 2.Copy patched AU/VST/RTAS. 3.Run our keygen on Windows. 4.Run the software ...
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What programs actually use the memory on a Graphics card?

I noticed that the Graphics Card memory is hardly used at all, even during Cinebench 3D testing despite the FPS being high. What programs actually use the graphics card memory? Trying to determine if ...
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Archiving/Zipping Software [closed]

What compression application would allow you to also encrypt a file?
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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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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) ...