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How can I play a MIDI file on my MIDI keyboard?

I have a MIDI file example.mid on my Mac OS X 10.6 laptop. The laptop is connected to a MIDI keyboard (old Yamaha Clavinova, if it matters) via a Roland UM-One mk2 USB-MIDI interface. Using Apple's ...
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2answers
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OSX Mavericks using up RAM

I've had Mavericks installed for over a few months now, and the computer has slowly been degrading since then. Before I installed Mavericks, my computer ran fine; now it is always using up all 4 GB of ...
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1answer
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Manually bless firmware when main disk is external

My iMac (mid 2010) keeps pestering me to upgrade my EFI firmware to 1.8. Sadly, no matter how many times I try to to upgrade the EFI (from the manual install, or the auto update), it does not seem to ...
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1answer
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Can I swap the SSD from mid-2013 Macbook Air and mid-2014 Macbook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Air with a 256 GB in mid 2013. I bought a Macbook Pro with a 128 GB in mid 2014. I'd like to swap the SSDs if possible. Are the parts compatible? I'm looking at these two guides ...
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3answers
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Why are my iPhone notes being emailed to me?

I just realized that some of the notes in my iPhone (i.e. in the standard "Notes" app) are emailed to me soon after I write them. There is no "to" address in the email so I can't tell what address ...
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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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1answer
860 views

Trouble sending emails in Apple's Mail Application

I can't send any emails on one of my email accounts in Apple's Mail application even though I can receive emails with this account. My other accounts send and receive. I have no problem sending from ...
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1answer
40 views

Can't remember my Apple ID

I remember my nickname for my Game Center but I don't remember what the Apple ID was for it is there a way to retrieve this information
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Xcode window freezes as if it were an image?

Sometimes when I have two Xcode windows open, one of them freezes completely. The weirdest thing is I still can resize the freezer window, and it looks like an image! That is, when I squeeze the ...
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0answers
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Numbers app: how to change x axis position + change chart's line width

I have a regular linear graph and have y values running from negative to positive, enabling x axis shows the line at the bottom of the graph. How is it possible to set it to show at zero, i.e. running ...
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1answer
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Customize external HDD spindown timeout?

It's possible to enable spinning down of mechanical hard drives using the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option in Energy Saver, and it's possible to customize the timeout period with sudo ...
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2answers
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iPhone 5S gets very hot and drains battery

My iPhone 5S is getting very hot and the battery drains like 5 % in 30 seconds. I've tried it all, restoring and stuff and I've read that the problem is with iCloud. So I've deleted my iCloud account ...
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How do I find my IP Address from the command line?

I know you can do ifconfig | grep inet, but that shows you several IP addresses. How do I get the specific one for SSHing et al?
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Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays via Apple's Thunderbolt to DVI adapter

I had a Dell 21.5" monitor, which was previously connected to a Windows PC via its DVI port, which has no problem with DDC/CI which allowed me to control brightness and Contrast of the attached ...
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5answers
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Official way to obtain an OS X ISO file

I'm trying to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed and the VM set up, but I need an ISO file to install the operating system. I've searched around and ...
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0answers
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How to install OS to Mac Air with a different Apple ID

I got a Mac Air from friend and the Mac OS is 10.7(Lion). I tried to delete friend's data but unfortunately I deleted the whole disk and now there is no Mac OS in this Air. There was always only a ...
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1answer
633 views

Sync iTunes library with Dropbox without letting iTunes organize the folders and files

I have an old MacBook on which I'm using iTunes to listen to my music. What is important to me is that I organize the folders and filenames of my music manually, i.e. I have the box "Keep iTunes Media ...
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0answers
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Why is my test for folder under /tmp existence fails?

I'm trying to create a "flag file" under /tmp using AppleScript but the check for whether it exists keeps failing. Following the answer Why is my applescript for checking if a file exists failing?, ...
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0answers
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My Photo Stream got polluted - how to rebuild from scratch?

I recently imported some photos into iPhoto on my Mac that I didn't want to appear in My Photo Stream (and on my other devices). However, by default, iPhoto will add imported photos automatically. ...
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0answers
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Text msgs not synching

All of a sudden text msgs from iPhone devices are not showing up on iPad Air, only on iPhone 4. What is the solution? Both devices have always been synched up until about a week ago.
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0answers
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were is the siri .aiml file location

were is the actual siri.aiml file located? I found it a few years ago and edited it but now cant find the location on the iphone. assistantextensions doesnt work since i now have ios 7.0.4
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0answers
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Mavericks: Enable virtual keyboard on login screen

How can enable virtual keyboard on login screen? On Windows it is really easy, but I haven't found to way of enabling it.
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1answer
498 views

Files created by Windows on Lion SMB shares have 600 permissions

I have File Sharing enabled in OS X Lion, and I'm accessing the shares using Win XP and Win 7 boxes. I can read and write fine, by when I create a new file, the permissions for that file defaults to ...
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0answers
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Display message box only if “filter finder items” finds an item (Automator)

Currently, I have a workflow going like this: When files and folders added to downloads Filter finder items where kind = music Open finder items with ID3 tag editor Ask for confirmation "Click OK ...
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0answers
5 views

Send pop-up message over LAN from mac to PC [on hold]

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite version 10.10 . Is there any way I can send a pop-up message to every PC on the network? Smbclient client has been removed.
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0answers
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How do I disable “iTunes Home Sharing”?

Whenever I launch iTunes, I see my computer appears listed among those offering Bonjour services (e.g., by iStumbler), with an entry for "iTunes Home Sharing" even though I have unchecked "Share my ...
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0answers
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changes made to Apple account wont apply!

I changed my birthday in my apple id on the computer on the apple website because I entered it wrong and now I am trying to subscribe to a podcast but it wont let me: 1) Its explicit (Just swears ...
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1answer
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Identifying users who are sharing

When I select Restart from the Apple menu and get the alert "There is a user sharing this computer...", I would like to know which user (e.g. their IP address or some other identification) is sharing. ...
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0answers
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General System Preferences won't save on Max OSX Mavericks

Under System Preferences > General, there seems to be one setting, on my computer, that won't save. Regardless of what I set it to, it always reverts to "Always": I have tried the following: ...
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1answer
860 views

Why does iTunes only play one song?

So here's what my iTunes looks like right now: Nothing on this screen does what I'd expect, which may or may not be a problem with my expectations. Why does double clicking on a track play only ...
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5answers
20k views

How to turn off all animations on OS X

Is it possible to turn off all animations on OS X?
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1answer
717 views

How can I disable unused Services in Mavericks?

I'm talking about the services you find when right-clicking a file or folder. It should be possible to 'remove' those services within the system preferences (under the keyboard section) but this just ...
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2answers
612 views

com.apple.IconServices is causing high CPU usage and Finder problems in Mavericks. How to fix this?

In OS X Mavericks, com.apple.IconServices seems to be causing almost 100% CPU usage and is causing Finder to become unresponsive (the "beach ball"). This happens periodically, usually when accessing a ...
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0answers
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Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
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3answers
950 views

What is the Applescript command to show or hide iTerm2 window

Does anybody know the Applescript command to show or hide a iTerm2 terminal window? I use iTerm2 in a guake style command window and currently using one window and many tabs. My use case: I managed ...
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0answers
6 views

Time Machine Backup huge since SD Extension

I recently bought a 128GB SD Card extension for my MacBook Pro Retina. It's one of these SD Cards which fit into the SD Slot so they don't overlap with the body. Since I added this SD Card and moved ...
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5answers
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What machines will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on?

Has Apple announced which specific models of Macs will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on and if so, what are they?
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votes
1answer
497 views

Why does iTunes keep re-downloading my deleted podcast episodes?

I delete my podcast episodes from iTunes after I listen to them. Recently, I migrated from a Lion machine to a Mavericks machine (both iTunes 11), bringing my iTunes Library with me (but not my ...
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0answers
22 views

The menu bar disappears from time to time when Google Chrome is on

My OS is OS X 10.9.2. Maybe because of the upgrading to Mavericks or the setting of Google Chrome, for some days, the menu bar on the top of the screen disappears from time to time when Google Chrome ...
3
votes
2answers
651 views

Is it possible to go from pre-installed Mavericks to Mountain Lion on my new Macbook Pro?

I just brought a brand new MacBook Pro (mid-2012) and it came with Mavericks installed on it. The previous Mac I had before I got this one had Mountain Lion and it ran my pro tools sufficiently but ...
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4answers
21k views

Why can't I connect my Iphone 4 to our home Wifi?

Umm, I need help about my Iphone 4... I recently bought it and was able to connect to our home wifi perfectly.. But one day, we don't know why, but me and my brother's iphone 4 was unable to connect ...
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0answers
32 views

A problem with using the iphoto library upgrader tool

I'm running OSX 10.9.4, and IPhoto 9.5.1. I have an old iphoto library (pre 7.0) on a time-machined backup external drive and wanted to access the photos on it. I tried to 'Switch' to it in IPhoto, ...
0
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0answers
5 views

Mail app works on one computer, not another — OS and settings identical

There is NO difference at all in the settings between my laptop and desktop computers. Laptop works. Three mobile devices work. Desktop does not, despite the complete lack of ANYTHING different about ...
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votes
2answers
3k views

Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
3
votes
5answers
6k views

How can I increase brightness on Mac without Mac keyboard

I’m using a MacBook Pro and I broke it a while back. So, the keyboard doesn’t work on the laptop. I hooked up a keyboard to the USB port so I can still use it. I’m using a Dell keyboard. Last night I ...
2
votes
2answers
43 views

How to look up lost iTunes shared library password?

I forgot the password to my iTunes home shared library. I know I can set a new password in the iTunes prefs, but I do not want to update all my home devices to the new password! I cannot find the ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

Can't access the Guest port 7001 from Host on a different network

My Parallels Desktop 10 network configuration is set on Bridged network ->default adapter. I am trying to access a windows 7 guest OS from my Macbook Pro on Mav 10.9.4. The weird part of the issue is ...
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0answers
8 views

Windows 8.1 OEM (System Builder) Boot Camp + Parallels

Will I be able to activate Windows 8.1 System Builder/OEM both in Boot Camp and in Parallels Desktop? I understand this is possible with previous Windows versions by activating once online and once by ...
0
votes
1answer
870 views

On iPhone, Gmail “new email” notifications keep appearing in lock screen?

On my iPhone, for the Gmail app, I sometimes get "new email" notifications on my lock screen that were from hours ago even when I cleared them (I unlocked the device after they appeared). Even when ...
0
votes
1answer
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Cannot erase HD partition - Could not find partition to expand, first partition on the disk?

My current HD status is When I try to remove the "Free" partition, the log returns "Could not find partition to expand, first partition on the disk?" What can I do?

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