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Mac is Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. All current Macs ship with macOS. This tag is for any and all questions that relate to the actual hardware. For operating system-related questions, use the [macos] tag.

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How can I select a complete folder instead of a single file while cloning user SuperDuper in OSX for backup?

I want to select the who lang comp lab folder for backing up (cloning) using SuperDuper software in OSX but it just allows me to select one file as an image. lang comp lab folder is inside mgserver ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
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Delete photos in the photo folder on mac

There is a very annoying problem that is bugging me, when I delete a photo in the photo folder on my mac, and I use the photo preview window where I can slide with two fingers on the touchpad to ...
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How do I connect to my own shared folders on a Mac?

On my Windows 8 PC, I can go to the "Network" page to see all networked computers, including my own. On my Mac, on the "Network" page I can see all networked computers, EXCEPT my own. I'd like to be ...
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Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
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Why are my Genius mixes on my mac different from my iPhone?

I sync all my music with my iPhone. But for some reason the Genius mixes are different. This upset me because my Mac has an awesome Classic Rock mix and my iPhone doesn't. Is it possible to sync ...
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Apache Mac WebSharing not working

I'm new to Mac and I'm trying to setup a simple webserver. I have configured apache, turned on websharing and turned off the firewall. I can connect to the ip address locally via a web browser but ...
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Permanently pair Mac with iPhone

I have paired a new Macbook Air with my iPhone, however after the Mac is rebooted, it asks me to confirm pairing. Is this a bug in Lion, or can it be permanently paired? Similar issue with a mouse, ...
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Mac Lion - copy and paste leads to files not showing

When I copy and paste a file from one folder to another in Finder on my Mac (running Lion), I don't see it. This isn't the first time. I've had lion for a while now and it works fine. But for some ...
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Fixed tab-spacing for TextEdit on Mac

Is there a way to set a fixed number of spaces for a tab indent? If not, can someone recommend a program that is simple like TextEdit, but also does have fixed tab spacing?
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Syncing photos from Mac with iPad

My Mac and my iPad are synced so I can get messages and take pictures with both. When I take a picture with my Mac it doesn't show up on my iPad, vice versa. How can I get Mac photos to my iPad? If ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 deleted files become the “other” space and need to know how to delete

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2012 15-inch with Catalina 10.15.5. I was continually getting messages that my system hard drive was full. I went to the Manage space, and started deleting large files from ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcut on non-English keyboard to work as on US English keyboard with Karabiner

For a MacOS app I use (Notion), I wish to toggle the sidebar via the app-designated keyboard shortcut ⌘ + \. This shortcut works fine on US English keyboard layouts, but not on the Swedish keyboard I'...
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I want to create a script in script editor that will press a key and then press enter every 60 seconds

I want to create a script in script editor that will press a key and then press enter every 60 seconds. However, I don't know how to make a script that presses a key. Does anybody know how to make a ...
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Need clarification on macOS proxy configuration settings

I'm attempting to configure the proxy settings for a MacBook to work in my office. My company uses a proxy pac file and provided me the URL, what I am unclear about is the other options. I confirmed ...
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Trying to remove "FDisk_partition_schem" from USB drive

I'm trying to reset this USB drive so that I can use the 64.2 GB of space. I've tried diskutil unmount and it didn't work.
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My WD drive is not showing in finder but I can see it in disk utility with a grey color

I can't see my external Hard Drive in finder but i can see my hard drive in disk utility but in a grey almost transparent color. When I try to run a "first aid" this is what i get as an error: ...
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System notification message in message center

I think this is a virus but I'm not sure. I cannot seem to find an answer online on how to make it stop. I have checked under safari and preferences and under system preferences.
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Mounting an External HD Accessible Through Finder

Good Afternoon All, I am attempting to mount an external hard drive using ext4fuse. I have installed ext4fuse using the following: brew tap homebrew/fuse brew install Caskroom/cask/osxfuse brew ...
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Can I install Yosemite on a different Mac with another Apple ID

Can I use a copy of OS X Yosemite installer to install Yosemite on a Mac owned by someone else who obviously has a different Apple ID?
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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I try and take a screenshot this appears ^. I've tried looking for the location of my saved screenshots typing in commands into the terminal and my Desktop folder is unlocked (in Get Info)....
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Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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Safely deleting files downloaded by Safari

Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I am remotely helping my parents who have a Mac, and I am not familiar with that system, nor have I it at home. They received a fake order confirmation email ...
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Dualboot on an external hard drive

I have an iMac, its OS (EL Capitan) is located on an external hard drive. I want to install WIndows 10 as a second OS on this drive. But, since it is an external drive, I can't devide it into ...
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How to embed an Image in Mac OS Sierra Mail Application

Me and a co-worker are trying to embed an image in our email signature in the default apple mail application with an url. For example we have this image https://www.kieran.pw/unnamed.jpg and want this ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 unresponsive on outer right side

I've been using the Magic Trackpad 2 for about a month now and recently I noticed that there is no response at worst and delayed response at best on the right hand side of the trackpad. The problem is ...
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Format and Restore Mac from Time Machine, without disturbing Bootcamp

I want to format my Mac's internal drive, but I have Bootcamp installed and I don't want to disturb it. Is it possible to take a backup using Time Machine and then format the Mac, later restore the ...
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Horizontal lines showing only on night shift mode

A bunch of clear horizontal pixel lines are showing on my MacBook pro laptop screen. This just happened today. I noticed these lines disappear when night mode is off. Can someone please let me know if ...
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How to spoof "open" command

Basically, an app I am using executes something such as open -a "App One", but I'd like it to open App Two instead Trying to do something such as intercept the command, in order to execute ...
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What should I expect from ANC? (mixed feelings w/Beats Studio 3 Wireless)

I’ve recently purchased a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless and am trying to understand how ANC is supposed to work & how much sound it is supposed to block. These headphones do not have a passive ...
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Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X?

Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X? I know that they have made discs for OS X in the past, but I have not been able to find any online. Does Apple still create these discs?

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