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Questions tagged [mavericks]

OS X 10.9 Mavericks is the tenth major release of Apple's OS X operating system.

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Computer will not allow iCloud log in or iCloud account

Logging in to any iCloud app gives me an error message: 'Verification failed this action could not be completed. Try again.' My other 4 computers take my login and password and function normally. ...
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No “Manage” button in Storage for my boot drive

I have two drives on my machine, Fast, the original 256GB SSD in my MP2013, and Bigger, a USB-attached 2TB drive. I'm trying to download XCode 10.2, but it complains there is not enough room on my ...
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...
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Is there a way to continue typing in the same Terminal tab after running a .command file?

For example, let's say I want to set up my Python Virtual Environment. I would run python3 -m virtualenv env wait for it to run, then run source /Users/MyAccountName/env/bin/activate and then I would ...
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How do I get my Macbook Pro back to normal and keep all my files when I'm in “macOS Recovery”?

My "Notes" app was non-responsive and lagging so I manually shut down my MacBook Pro by pressing down the off button for several seconds (It's from 2013 or older and I think I have OS X Mavericks or ...
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External drive Mojave installs unaccessible from Mavericks

I've installed Mojave fresh, direct using an Apple-downloaded installer 4x now on 2 brand new, freshly formatted Seagate 2TB drives as well as a partition on another reliable non-Seagate drive. Drives ...
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Boot OS X Mavericks USB installer on 2015 Macbook Air

I want to attempt to install macOS X Mavericks on a 2015 Macbook Air. This machine originally shipped with Yosemite, so I am aware that I may not have all the necessary drivers. However, I should be ...
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Why is russian beta testing software on my Mac?

Yesterday I discovered that there is a piece of software called "Ассистент обратной связи" in the /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications Directory of my Mac (OS X Mavericks). What's the deal with ...
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App store says I have recently updated High Sierra but appears I'm still on Mavericks?

Yesterday I downloaded and thought I installed Sierra after being told of the available update, spending more than an hour downloading and then restarting. I had to resign in to a few apps, e.g. ...
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Formatting of negative currency values in Numbers

For some reason Numbers insists on formatting a negative value in a "currency cell" as € 10.99- instead of for example € -10.99. I have tried messing around with the settings in the Language and ...
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Can I install both High Sierra and Mavericks on my Mac?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with both Mavericks and El Capitan installed (each on their own partition). I now want to use Mavericks and High Sierra, each on their own partition. Since High Sierra uses ...
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Extract Chrome browser bookmarks in Mavericks, as Chrome is EOL

Model ID: MacBookPro6,1 Chrome browser is no longer supported running in Mavericks. see this article The report said one can use Firefox or Safari instead. However, I had html links saved within the ...
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Recovery mode not loading on MacBook (Late 2008)

For some reason, I'm not able to load recovery mode utilities on my late 2008 MacBook (running Mavericks). I've referenced the technical steps here but none of the startup keyboard sequences appear ...
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MAMP still can't access Apache after creating local virtual hosts

I had finally got my PHP and MySQL to work again and then I decided to set up local virtual host. Everything was working perfectly up to that point. I have been getting error messages when I do ...
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Encrypted Disks don't mount in Disk Utility and Finder on OS X 10.9

I've encrypted several external USB disks, both Time Machine and regular. On my MacBook running OS X 10.12, I plug it in, a dialog pops in the Finder asking for my password, I type the password, and ...
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Can reverting to a previous Time Machine instance enable Keychain data access?

A client is running 10.9.5 on a ten year old Mac. They recently reset the admin password so that it is now different from their keychain password. They've got a bunch of passwords stored in keychain/...
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I need a kext from OS X 10.9.5 (13F1911) [duplicate]

I really need /System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext It is necessary from OS X 10.9.5 (13F1911), that is, with all the latest changes, from just 10.9.5 ...
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MacBook Pro (Mac OS X Mavericks) not displaying full resolution on external Philips QHD monitor

I know this question has been answered a few times before in relation to other monitors and Mac OS X versions, but due to my limited knowledge I am after specific help with my setup. I have a 2012 ...
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Can't get past login screen

I have a Mac that I bought from work during a hardware refresh, which was previously joined to a domain. Booted using cmd-R and reset the Admin password. Logged in, started deleting the old work ...
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Time Machine wants to backup all files after permission change — how to avoid?

I have been using Time Machine on 10.9.5 for a long time now, and it was working flawlessly until today. This morning a friend of mine tried to access a freshly set up NFS share of my Music folder, ...
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2009 MacBook Air: I can, and want to, purchase an SSD upgrade, but what about Mavericks > Sierra?

I have a 2009 MacBook Air with Mavericks. (It’s old, but low miles.) I was about to pull the trigger on buying a SSD to improve performance, but I just now learned that I won’t be able to upgrade to ...
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Apple Extended Keyboard 2 - Caps lock key doesn't work in macOS High Sierra?

I have an Apple Extended Keyboard 2, which is almost 28 years old by now but it still works great. To use this old keyboard, I use a Belkin ADB USB Adaptor. I have a 2014 MacBook Pro and a PC. On the ...
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Set the mode for next boot from the terminal

I'd like to be able to boot into the recovery mode the next time the machine boots not by using the start up key presses. I'm already logged in in normal user mode - can I set this in the terminal? ...
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Force quit app still listed in Force Quit Applications window

Sometimes, when I try to force quit an app after it fails to quit using command ⌘+q, it doesn't appear to work. It still shows up in the dock as if it is running, still shows the app in the list when ...
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Grey unusable area in Boot Camp partition on OS X Mavericks

I have a 500 GB MacBook Pro 2014 with Boot Camp installed (OS X Mavericks and Windows 7) with both OS's booting correctly. I need more space in Windows, so I want to resize the Mac partition to ...
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Trouble mounting High Sierra start up disk from OS X 10.9

I have a Mac mini late 2012/2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, with 2 disks, one SSD, and a HDD. The SSD has the most recent High Sierra and the second drive OS X 10.9.5. After many attempts to force High ...
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SockPathMode - what is it?

I have a plist installed on my system with the following in it: <dict> <key>SockPathMode</key> <integer>438</integer> man launchd.plist tells me: SockPathMode <...
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Disable cover flow in 10.8 Mavericks

I'm annoyed that when I arrange a folder "by Kind" while in Icon View, each section is a single line with a cover flow collapsing all the icons that don't fit in the line. (I very rarely use icon ...
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The Open With: application settings In Finder's Get Info sheet for a file type won't stay set

When I set "Open with:" from Finder's Get Info sheet for a file and click "Change All...", it will open in the designated app if I immediately open the file, but the application set for "Open with:" ...
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Where are widget screen positions (coordinates) stored?

I keep a widget open on my desktop on my secondary monitor. Went away on vacation. No external monitor. The widget was "trapped" offscreen and active. I tried looking in the preferences file for that ...
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Does the mid-2010 Macbook Pro (Core 2 Duo) support memory compression with OS X 10.9+?

The machine in question is a mid-2010 Macbook Pro w/ the Intel Core 2 Duo (P8600 2.4GHz). I'm not entirely clear on whether or not the memory compression feature in OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and beyond ...
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How to fix when Mac fails to reboot, instead hangs at a black screen, while unplugging USB devices continues boot?

I almost never reboot this Mac. Lately I noticed after a system freeze that the Mac would not boot, instead the Mac boot process hangs at a black screen. Regression: Unplugging the USB devices ...
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Where are the temporary passwords located on mac

When I try to access my Mac Pro Desktop from my MacBook Pro, it doesn't let me connect to Mac Pro anymore , I think I've changed the password without ticking the box: "Remember this password in my ...
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Java applet for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

I was trying to run a Java applet (downloaded) through the jnlp file which came with it. And I see this error always. I looked into the code signing certificate, and its signed from a trusted CA, and ...
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No Users on my MacBook Pro

My laptop became unresponsive yesterday and so I forced it to reboot. When it turned on again my user account didn't pop up as it usually does, neither did guest. There was only the option for "Other.....
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How to install ViTables?

I am trying to install ViTables 3 (an HDF5 file viewer) on MacOS X 10.9.5 with Python 3.6 using the following command: pip3 install ViTables-3.0.0-py3-none-any.whl It installs just fine but it still ...
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how to split an mp4 into separate clips?

I have a 3-hour long .mp4 video that has sensible breaks roughly every 30 minutes or so. I want to export this into multiple videos of each section, but have run into nothing but problems trying to ...
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Possible to use local and icloud notes in OSX Mavericks Notes.app?

I just had a situation arise where I have a single note that has a sensitive password in it, that I don't want shared in the cloud. I would like it to only be "On My Mac", which I recall being able ...
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reformat a GPT external HDD to MBR/exFAT

I am currently looking for a solution (if it exists) to change my external 4 TB SATA HD from a GUID Partition Table to an MBR with an exFAT volume. I did not see an already answered solution but if ...
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How to install TexMaker on Mac?

I want to install TexMaker 4.5 on Mac OS X 10.9.5. On the official page, I clicked on Texmaker 4.5 for MacosxLion (64 bits) and opened the folder that is downloaded. It contains the application ...
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Virtual and native OS systems - Sierra, Mavericks and Windows/Bootcamp?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM (system max) and a 1TB SSD. The drive has two partitions – one running MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 and the second running Mavericks 10.9.5 (for purposes of ...
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Which OS is faster for my iMac Early 2009?

I just got a new iMac Early 2009. It's running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I was wondering which Mac OS X version it would be faster to run on since it cannot run the latest macOS. As a developer that is new to ...
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Installing Mavericks 10.9.4

I have a 2011 MBP that I use as a studio computer, with it I use an archaic Mbox2 Pro soundcard with Firewire. The drivers for the soundcard are compatible with Mavericks 10.9.4 (the one in App store ...
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Update Macbook to newest supported OSX version?

My Late 2008 Aluminium Macbook has 10.9.5 on it. The update tool offered me Sierra but then predictably told me I can't have it as this Mac is too old. I don't know what the last supported OSX version ...
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Wipe all WiFi settings from MacBook

My old MacBook has come out of retirement after about two years turned off. It connected to my WiFi but the browsers complain it's insecure and might be connected to servers pretending to be the ones ...
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MZFinance.BadLogin.MacAppStore_message error when signing into Apple ID

I get the above error message when trying to sign in to my Apple ID when trying to do a fresh install of OSX on my mac mini. It is an old version of OSX (Mavericks). Seems to be very little info on ...
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Save me from Sierra

My Mac mini came with Sierra, out of the box. I want to run Pro Tools 10 HD as I already own a full license. Is there any way to downgrade it? I really want to run Mavericks. But it won't boot to my ...
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Should I upgrade Mavericks to Yosemite?

I have MacBook Pro 5,5 Mid 2009 Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM running Mavericks and I am wondering if should I upgrade my system to Yosemite. Does Yosemite make my system run faster what about ...
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My mac mini freezes - only mouse cursor is alive. What is a problem?

I do not like to shutdown my Mac mini - so it works 24/7. But sometimes it freezes - I can move my mouse cursor, but anything else is frozen - screen does not react to clicks/keyboard presses - it's ...
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Which OS for a 2GB RAM MacBook Air from 2011?

My Macbook Air from mid 2011 has 2 GB RAM, its processor is 1.6 GHz i5, 64 GB of flash storage. Its OS is the one it had originally, Lion. Many apps require to upgrade the OS - e.g Slack. Yet I don't ...