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Authomatically press a keystroke with Automator/Applescript when a specific application is active

Background to problem: Spotify rolled out a new update, with new dark, high contrast color scheme, which is very tiring for eyes and difficult to read for people with various health issues. Inverting ...
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Why is Parallels 8 suddenly “not supported on this type of mac”?

I've been running Parallels 8 on my mac with Mavericks just fine for weeks now. Last night I was using it. Suddenly I wake up this morning and when I try to start it, I get the message "You can't open ...
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How do I remove empty projects in Aperture 3?

For whatever reason, I have a whole bunch of Aperture projects without any photos in them. Is there a way to select projects based on the number of photos in them? I looked around in Automator but ...
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Advice in buying second hand Mac Book Pro?

i'm windows and linux user. Basically, i'm interested in mac because i'm web developer. Some of the development tools are run well on macs. Requirement (if required) I'm going to buy it in ...
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Word 2011: Insert/edit/convert “Content Controls”?

When creating a cover page via (ribbon) Document Elements > Cover Page, Word inserts a pre-designed cover page containing "items" such as the document title and author name. These items aren't ...
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Safari video full screen in a multi-monitor setup

I'm trying to watch mlb.tv in Safari on an iMac with an extra thunderbolt display. I can full screen it on one monitor as I expect and see my apps on the other screen, but when I click on another ...
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Apple hardware diagnostic terminology - what hardware issue does this portend?

After 18 months of ownership, my MacBook Pro Retina (mid-2012) suddenly started behaving very strangely, and then powered itself off several times. Upon reboot, the diagnostic report said the cause ...
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iPod Touch 3G - Error after update and can't do a factory reset

Can anybody help me to reset my iPod? I don't need the data back - only my iPod. I got an iPod touch 3G and yesterday I got an update message from iTunes. After that update iTunes gave me an error ...
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294 views

Reconnect network shares in Parallels Desktop

In OS X I connect with Finder (cmd+k) to a NAS and mount one of it's folders to MyShare. In Parallels I have specified the mounting point of MyShare to X:. Starting the Parallels VM after connecting ...
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How do I make the batch command work correctly under under Darwin?

Under Linux, the command batch < script puts the script into a queue, and scripts (jobs) are started whenever the load average drops below a set value, usually 1.5. There's also a delay after any ...
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991 views

Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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Why did restoring a system from a recent Time Machine backup fail to restore recent files?

I used a recent Time Machine backup to restore a Late 2008 MacBook Pro system for a family member today. She had been backing up faithfully about once a week to an external HDD using Time Machine for ...
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Which format to convert via, from a third-party app to OmniFocus?

I have a large set of outlines which I would like to convert to OmniFocus. They are currently in an app which allows to export into whatever non-binary format I define: XML, CSV etc (the app is ...
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Automator: Unzip and Move files to replace older versions of the same file

So I don't know if this is even possible but here is our current workflow: I have a file that gets passed from one person to the next depending on what step it's at. When the file if finished the ...
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If I get my screen/digitizer repaired on my iPad will it likely fix the problem of it not always waking up?

A few weeks ago my iPad 2 hit pavement (I didn't drop it, I dropped me, ha ha. I tripped on the curb and it was in my purse) the corner of the screen dented and the corner shattered. This problem is ...
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iPhone only vibrates and doesn't ring even when mute switch is off

My iPhone 4 only vibrates and doesn't ring. The mute switch on the side is set to ring, Do Not Disturb is off and Airplane mode is off. iOS 7.1 (11D167)
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578 views

Battery indicator is stuck on one number

I have an iPhone 4s and the battery indicator is stuck on one number no matter how long I charge it. If I turn the phone off and then try to put it it on again it won't happen it will say the phone ...
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840 views

Getting “Invalid year.” error while trying to Apple ID password from my iPad

I'm trying to change my Apple ID password from my iPad, but I'm getting an error saying "Invalid year.": I can't find any information on that error from Google, only a few threads where people are ...
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How can I get Exchange contact groups to show in the Contacts app?

I have a local Exchange account, and when I go to the web interface (OWA), under Contacts I can see several groups such as "Users", "Llamas", "Turtles" etc. I have added the Exchange account to the ...
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Heavy HDD Write Utilisation with no apps: accurate way to test?

I'm finding that I'm getting extremely heavy write utilisation on my 2013 iMac (average 1.82 MB / sec) while my computer is doing little (or nothing). (http://screenshot.iamp.co/image/0W3Z402k191e) ...
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225 views

OSX Server log ServerBackup postgresql error

I am running OSX Mavericks running latest Server. There must have been a homebrew update for postgresql yesterday because only since then I have had this error every hour: ServerBackup[....]: ...
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Move fullscreen application in front of “Desktop 1”

At one point I had a fullscreen finder window in front of every desktop (or space). Now it seems that nothing can come before "Desktop 1" anyone know how I might be able to move desktop 1 or move ...
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Need to drain (powered down) iPhone4s' battery.

in summary, i think my 4s is having some battery calibration problem. started with batt % dropping rapidly to 1%, but managed to on itself after i charged it for abit. stayed at 1% for the entire ...
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382 views

FileVault doesn't correctly install itself

I am trying to enable FileVault on OSX Mavericks, on a mid-2010 MBP. Some backstory/history: Laptop had the original machine hard drive (old spinning disk). This had FileVault enabled without ...
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Manage links handling in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

How can I manage the way my OS handles different links? For example I have several site specific apps (those in reality just launch a separate Chrome instance limited to the url, for example ...
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Connecting Clash of Clans to Game Center without starting new progression

I have to restore my iPad but I'm afraid that I will lose my Clash of Clans progress. My village was link to my brother's Game Center and he has his own CoC. I created new GC account and tried to ...
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Gtk 2 looks nice, Gtk 3, not so much

I like the look of GTK2 and 3 on linux. Search gtk 2 for mac and you may see what I mean. I like the look of GTK 2 on mac, but not GTK 3. It looks like Windows XP Cheaper GUI edition! YUCK! How can I ...
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105 views

Rugged iPhone 5S cable or wireless charging solution

I recently purchased a rugged iPhone 5S sync lead because I am heavy handed so the standard sync leads don't tend to last me any length of time at all. However, I was suprised to discover that it does ...
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OS X 10.9 - ICS - how to modify bootpd.plist

From what I have read, booted.plist can be modified to change the way that ICS normally operates? I used to be able to share my wifi connection thru ethernet into a client machine using ICS just with ...
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Macbook pro suck in dual display mode

After disconnecting the HDMI cable, the MBPro still thinks it is connected to a monitor. The mirroring options tab is still available in the toolbar as well. I can even switch views to the "LG TV". ...
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How can I sign out of iCloud without access to my phone?

Is there any way to sign out of iCloud on OSX without access to the phone to which the secret code was sent?
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using netrestore on a file vault volume

I use a netrestore image to quickly fix whatever shenanigans my users do that break their computers. restart , command-n, wait 20 minutes, system back to functioning state. it's awesome but now I've ...
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fax cover page for network fax

I have a us robotics fax modem hooked up to my mini server. it's shared so all users can fax with it. however, only some apps seem to let you add a cover page. is there a way to program cups or ...
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iMovie clip duration issues

I have imported two panoramas taken with an iPhone 5 into iMovie '13 (v10.0.1) and iMovie set the clip duration to 10 seconds. I have read other websites and tried the steps, but in the "Adjust" menu ...
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Instagram hashtags not working

I have a problem with Instagram. When I add a picture and my hashtags, my picture doesn't load on search results. For example my hashtag is #bear. When I search for #bear even on another profile my ...
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Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
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Suddenly Parallels VMs show up in Finder Shared section

I have used Parallels for a couple of years. A few days ago, nearly all of my VMs are now showing up in the Shared section of the Finder Sidwbar, even though they are not running. They show up when ...
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logitechHD C615 won't show HD on many cam for mac

I turn on my Webcam HD (High Definition) Logitech C615 with many cam on my MacBook Pro and it will not give me the option to turn HD on. It shows the built in cam having HD but doesn't show my ...
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How do I view files via LAN on both PC, Android and iPad devices?

I'm a PCer from way back. Now I have an iPad 2, and 2 PCs w/Windows 8, 1 w/XP. I want to view files on my PCs from my IPad? The only answer I have heard is to buy a new Kindle or other PCish device!. ...
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Apple Configurator: Unable to send ProceedWithKeybagMigration command to device

We are trying to supervise a bunch of iPads using Apple Configurator (1.5), however we keep having devices randomly fail to restore/refresh. It appears as AC is trying to refresh a device, it gets to ...
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Mac Mini as server session closed

In my company we have a Mac Mini running as a server. We have a router entry so we can access it's IP easily, but we have noticed that the Mac Mini has no internet connection when the session is ...
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How to check if SMC is functioning OK?

Is there a way to check if the System Management Controller (SMC) is working with no issues on MacBook Pro 13' Early 2011? Can I run selective Apple Hardware Tests to check only specific hardware ...
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Eject button next to disk in list view does nothing?

When I go to Computer from the Go menu in the Finder and view the list of mounted drives, I can mouse over an eject button for each removable drive (within the list of drives in the window, not the ...
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Making a MacBook Pro appear as an XServe over the network

I have a MacBook Pro running Mavericks with OS X server acting as a file server and TM host. It's connected to some drives via iSCSI. I would like it to appear as an XServe rather than a MBP to the ...
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187 views

iBooks can not download pdf files without syncronizing in itunes

In ios 5, with ibooks (2.1.1), i could open pdf files without any problem. I updated my ipad to ios 7, and then I observed that ibooks can not work properly anymore i.e. I can not download pdf ...
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OSX Server Optimal Setup for Mail for Multiple Domains

I've been attempting to set up a mail server for my clients. I run a small web design business, and we recently moved all of our hosting over to dedicated mac mini machines. I have one mini dedicated ...
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115 views

In Full-screen prevent Dock to unhide when mouse hits bottom

(using Mavericks 10.9.2 (latest)) Using an application in Full-screen (eg VirtualBox), is there a way not to have the Dock show when the mouse hits the bottom of the screen? Tried defaults write ...
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Very large WebConfig.log on Mac OSX 10.8 Server

On a Mac mini I administer I recently came across the file WebConfig.log as it was roughly 7 gb in size, and increasing with 80 mb per day. Every other second this is added to WebConfig.log: I, ...
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Disable iCal.app Exchange account

How do I really disable an iCal.app Exchange account? In Preferences->Accounts I have unchecked "Enable this account", but I notice that when I am connecting to a wifi portal that has an interstitial ...
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MacMini, Display Port, Dell U3014, lots of black

I am typing this on a MacBook pro retina plugged, via a display-port cable, into a Dell U3014. If I take that very cable and plug it into the thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini (Mid 2011), the mini sees ...

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