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Something is messing with my disk permissions, which breaks a lot of file-related stuff. Can I find out what is causing this?

This has been happening for months, and I have no idea what's causing it. Something on my Mac keeps mucking with disk permissions, and it seems like a trivial set of stuff Java-related library ...
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Black lines on my Macbook pro screen

I keep on having glitches with my Mac, and then after it freezes with 3 beeps.I have to press the power button for about 8 seconds before it stops. Sometime it turns on back, sometimes it doesnt. What ...
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MacBook Pro Charging Issues

Last night I plugged in my MacBook Pro, and I noticed the light on the charger was a very faint green, hardly visible in bright light. Today I opened my Mac and noticed it stated 'batteries not ...
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Change behavior of click on desktop

Sometimes when I click on the desktop, Finder opens. How can I disable this in OS X 10.9? For what it's worth, it was already happening in Mountain Lion.
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Mac running like a snail after 15 minutes

After booting up my Mac (2011) it runs fine for the first 15 minutes then runs like a snail. My memory and CPU usage is fine and I have scanned for viruses countless of times an comes back with ...
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Screen Blacks Out After Fans Run at Maximum

I inherited an iMac and it has an issue. It boots up fine but within the first five minutes the fans start to slowly ramp up to full speed. After about five to ten minutes of the fans running at full ...
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Internet not working on iPad mini with iOS 7

Since a couple of days internet connected applications (such as facebook) have stopped working on my wife's iPad mini which has iOS 7.1.2. Further symptoms: internet works in Safari internet ...
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Mac Mini with lots of I/O errors and related issues, trouble identifying culprit

Setup: Mac Mini 2011 with two drives: SSD with OS X Yosemite and admin account home folder HDD with my user home folder Symptoms: It began as many months of seemingly random slowdowns/beach ...
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Strange networking issue: good software/hardware troubleshooting tools?

I'm posting this question with the hope of getting some guidance from others because at this point I'm completely stumped. I'm trying to troubleshoot a mid 2011 iMac (11,2) running Mavericks that ...
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Why is “my passport air” suddenly not coming up as recognized by my macbook air? The light is on and it is vibrating as it usually does

I had another external drive transferred to this one with all my data on it and now I can't access it. What can I do to access the drive and data?
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Mail.app not showing the “synchronize” option for an IMAP account

I have 6 different IMAP accounts configured on Mail (all of them for gmail / google apps accounts). All of them, except one, have a "Synchronize" option in the menu that appears when right-clicking ...
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How can I troubleshoot an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner that won't play nice with Mavericks?

I'm trying to get an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner working with Mavericks. When I connect the scanner to my Mac it shows up fine in Printers & Scanners in System Preferences. It also shows up in ...
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Troubleshoot internet connection over wifi in public on iphone 5C

When I am in public places my iPhone 5C will not connect to the internet. An exclamation point appears next to the wifi name.
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Could trying to disable WindowsServer.plist break my iMac it will no longer start?

Forgive the long story, but I have a mix of old knowledge and unfamiliarity with Mac so I don't know what might be relevant. The tldr version is my iMac won't boot. Trying to put op an upnp server: ...
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Inconsistent mouse behavior in Lion

Two different mice?mouses? work for a while and then the light connection gets intermittent and eventually is lost. The pointer is then inactivated - but I can use the scroll wheel on the mouse and ...
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Set launchd log level

How can I set the log level of launchd in MacOS Yosemite? I've tried launchctl log level debug but it doesn't work.
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Macbook Pro Retina “Battery Is Not Charging”

My retina macbook pro is currently on 4% but when I plug it in the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and stays on the same ...
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Encfs volume randomly unmounts

I have an encfs volume that used to be mounted continuously without any issues. Some months ago, the volume started occasionally become unmounted - even if there were open files on it! This ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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Debugging Hard Drive Issues

My SSD system disk is apparently unmounting about an hour after booting, causing "drive is not configured" errors when trying to read any files, and the Spinning Beach Ball of Death. Disk Utility and ...
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How can I troubleshoot Mac OS X 10.8 hard lockups?

I have a Mac OS X 10.8.5 virtual machine running on a 6-core Mac Pro Mid 2012 (MacPro5,1) with Server.app installed. Kernel information: Darwin forceten.farcry.sitepalette.com 12.5.0 Darwin Kernel ...
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MBPr early-2013 display turns off by itself

I've been recently experiencing random issues where the display turns off by itself while the MBPr is connected to the TV via HDMI. The computer is not responding even if I press the power button for ...
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Mac Mini and Wide (21:9) Monitor / Display Port Issue

When I boot up my Mac Mini after moving it from my office at work where it worked with my wide (21:9) monitor to my house, when I boot it the display does not show up on the monitor anymore. Waits ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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3rd Monitor stopped working under Windows 7 Bootcamp

I used to be able to use all three (3) monitors for almost a whole year on my Mac Pro Mid 2012 tower model (that's before the Cylinder model came out). Here's the configuration that was working ...
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Audio randomly pausing on iPhone 4S

I have a recently developed a strange problem with my iPhone 4S. If I start playing audio (the two apps I've noticed this problem with are RSSRadio7 and Spotify, although I assume it affects other ...
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This content requires HDCP for playback - Airplay on iPhone 5S not working

After getting the iPhone 5S, I have been having problems with the AppleTV connection. Sometimes it just drops as soon as I start Airplay mode from the iPhone, and most of the other times some error ...
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Upgrading to 10.7.5 broke copy/paste system wide

I upgraded to 10.7.5 through software update, and it appears doing so broke the paste command. I can cut (and perhaps copy) text out of fields, but when I try to paste, the Edit menu lights up, but ...
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What's causing this purple banding on video shot with my iPhone 5?

I shot my first two video with an iPhone 5 last weekend, and both suffered from the same flash of purple banding you can see in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGLWJKDj1fE I've tried ...
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Are there steps for troubleshooting Time Machine on Snow Leopard that I have missed?

I have had ongoing problems with TM since installing a new HDD in late May. The problems have been varied, and for a while all backups were taking about 2 hours. Now things have "stabilized" and ...
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Troubleshooting for flash or iLife related beachballs or system hangs?

My wife and I share her iMac, using two separate user accounts. My account is used almost exclusively for browsing the web. My wife's account hosts a large iTunes library, our iPhoto libraries ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot to OS X after Internet Recovery

Someone gave me a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 2010 model. They took the hard drive and the screen was totally trashed. I managed to order a new screen from China this other day, however I connect it to a ...
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Wireless keyboard with USB receiver doesn't work

I'm trying to connect a wireless "Logitech office cordless desktop 2.4ghz" keyboard with a USB receiver to my Mac but I can't get past this step of the keyboard identification: Also the key next to ...
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Can't boot normal or from recovery HD

Yesterday my MacBook Pro 15" Retina stopped booting. I see the Apple logo and a progress bar which gets stuck at about 10%. What I tried so far: Booting in recovery mode - same, progress bar stuck ...
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The wifi on my iPhone 4S suddenly couldn't detect any networks. How can I troubleshoot this?

I just realized that my wifi doesn't work anymore. I couldn't remember upgrading, installing, or updating anything in the last few days, and I don't think I dropped the phone or anything like that. ...
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Magic Trackpad won't recognize tap on Yosemite 10.10.3, even with option enabled

I came in to a new iMac in my office this morning, with the newest version of Yosemite (10.10.3), and now my Magic Trackpad doesn't work. I already went into the Magic Trackpad options and made sure ...
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how to troubleshoot sluggish FaceTime

I am looking for ways to diagnose and troubleshoot why FaceTime would be sluggish on my mac. It starts up remarkably slowly (think minutes, not seconds — though I am the last MBP without an SSD), ...
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shotdetect fatal libpng error gd-png error: setjmp returns error condition

I downloaded shotdetect and followed this guide to install it on OSX Yosemite 10.10.1 . When I try to run shotdetect, it appears to run through the entire video file, but then fails towards the end. ...
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iPhone calendar doesn't show new entries

My iPhone 5S with iOS 7 has stopped showing new entries. This just happened, so I don't think it has anything to do with iOS 7. It's not the "show/hide" issue that solved the other person's problem. ...
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OSX (Yosemite) Mail Empty After Manual Reset

I tried the manual Mail reset instructions from here: How do I reset Apple's Mail, in Lion, to default settings? Afterward mail opens and asks for an account... I setup my Exchange account and it ...
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Gray screen after starting macbook air

I have a MacBook Air 2013. I updated to Yosemite a week ago. Everything was normal until 2 days ago when it had problems starting up. It was starting but it took a few moments for the home screen to ...
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Another Yosemite Problem

I tried updating to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and keep getting a message saying that it cannot be installed on my computer. I ran the disk verify in Utilities and it says my HD is corrupt. Is there ...
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Bootcamp USB Boot Help

Alright guys, I've installed WININSTALL and Bootcamp Support Software on a 16GB Flash Drive. I've got one last step left, it's the Install Windows 7 part when it partitions the drive. I partitioned ...
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ICloud troubleshooting help

My father has wrongly entered an email/id on the iCloud settings on his iPad but if he tries to delete/sign out it asks for a password and since the account does not exist he does not have a password. ...
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Fix for finder preview jumping back to folder from image?

If i'm browsing pictures for instance, i hit the spacebar to get a semi-full screen preview, but then it will all of the sudden change to the parent folder, and that's the image that's displayed - a ...
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Compare Apache Settings on Different Machines?

Is there a way to easily compare the Apache settings for two machines? I have a MacBook Air and an iMac, both running 10.9.1. On both machines, I am trying to run a site via localhost. ...
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How to troubleshoot slow-as-molasses Safari 6?

When I upgraded to Lion, Safari 6 came along, and I find it so slow that it's almost unusable. The problem is most pronounced when first fetching pages, especially in the first few minutes after it ...
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How to troubleshoot when a video won't sync to iPhone

I downloaded some videos that I wanted to put on my iPhone (Oredev talks, from http://vimeo.com/channels/oredev, so from the web and not iTunes). The videos are all seemingly in the right format, and ...
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macbook pro 2011 13" doesn't detect external display

I have a miniDP to VGA adapter, and its worked fine until this morning, I woke up and shook the mouse, but only the internal MacBook screen worked, not the external monitor. I tried to reset SMC and ...
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Some person don't active on my contact list, after appCleaner. How can i fix?

I encountered with this problem, after deleting MAMP Server using AppCleaner. When I tried to delete my junk folder, i see a warning: this files are using. And then, I tried to move these .plist file ...