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

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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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What is “secd” process?

I wonder what secd process does under OSX Yosemite. I am pretty sure I have seen this process running in earlier MacOS versions, but I don't remember it gobbling up all the available memory so boldly.....
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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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VMware Fusion 6: cannot start Windows 2000 VM that worked in VMware Fusion 4

Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware ...
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How to run a shell script upon user authentication (e.g. screen unlock)?

I would like to specify a shell script (say one to send me an email) whenever a given user is authenticated, for example if prompted after sleep, fresh login or fast user switching. PS: I found ...
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What's the correctly way to make Postfix run permanently on Lion (not server)

I can start Postfix temporarily with: $ sudo launchctl launchd% start org.postfix.master However, Console.app shows that it only runs for a short time: 26/11/11 2:00:55.710 PM postfix/master: ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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How can I tell if my Mac is keeping the clock updated properly?

I would like to know what the default settings for OS X are in terms of keeping the clock adjusted when I enable automatic time sync in the Date & Time preference. I do know that the venerable ...
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New “Local Items” Keychain in macOS 10.9+: What's it all about?

macOS (10.9 Mavericks) created a new keychain "Local Items" for me that can't be deleted. What's the idea here and why is there a second keychain in addition to my login keychain?
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Apple Mail send only account

I have two accounts, a gmail one and a school email address. I want to be able to send emails from my school address and gmail, but receive only from the gmail one (the gmail and school email accounts ...
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Force URL link to open with a specific browser

I've created a URL link in my dock, however, the link only opens with the default browser. I have safari, Firefox, and chrome (latest being the default) installed in my machine. I'm wondering if ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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Saving OS X Spaces/Desktops

For how I use my laptop, it would be extremely helpful to be able to use Spaces/Desktops in OS X to break up different projects. One project may have a couple of websites/URLs, a pdf and a spreadsheet....
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How to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox?

I have been trying to use Hackboot to install OSX Mavericks in VirtualBox, and using an ISO image created by following the steps at How to create bootable ISO for OS X Mavericks The steps I have ...
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On Mavericks, in the Finder in List view, column widths keep changing

I'm on OS X Mavericks. In Finder, I use the "List" view. In this view, since upgrading to Mavericks, the column widths keep changing. Basically, the Name column expands to fill the window up, when you ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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10.9.2 What fonts can be deactivated? How?

I'm looking for ways to manage my fonts on 10.9 Just now to fix a hang in Dreamweaver CC, I used Font Book (v5.0) File --> Restore Standard Fonts... That fixed the hang, but now the font menus in all ...
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Xcode Beta “Verifying Xcode.app”

I just installed Xcode beta, and when trying to open it, it stays on "Verifying Xcode.app" and does not proceed. Why is that? I have the latest OS X mavericks.
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Force 2560x1600 through HDMI on a Mid 2011 Mac Mini?

So I want to run dual 30" monitors on my mid 2011 mac mini. I have two U3014 monitors. While one works fine through mini display port, the other one is forced to run at 1080p via HDMI. Is there anyway ...
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How to uninstall wget

I recently installed wget on my Mac using the instructions listed here: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/22/install-wget-mac-os-x/ and lorcan's instructions here: How do I get "wget" for Snow ...
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Copying and pasting text between applications without style

When pasting text, some applications (Chrome, Microsoft Office, etc.) will do what they can to re-render copied text with style, and some of those applications do not appear to offer an option to ...
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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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How to get rid of the grey bar in safari?

How do I get rid of this (see below) grey bar in safari? Its getting very annoying. Bigger view: I am using safari 7.5.
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Moving dock between vertically arranged displays in OS X Mavericks and later

I have two displays, stacked vertically. The bottom display is my Mac's built in display, and the top display is an external monitor. Here is the screenshot of my multiple display arrangement in ...
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What is the use of snapshot.db?

After installing Mavericks, I discovered snapshot.db (1.5 GB) file in: /var/db/systemstats/snapshots.db What is the use of that file? Is it safe to delete it?
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How can I upgrade to any macOS version that is no longer available in the Apple app store?

I am using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) that is running macOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I avoided upgrading to macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) when it was first released because of all of the stability issues surrounding ...
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Eliminate com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist malware

Running an Early '09 iMac with Mavericks. Earlier this month I began to see a pop up referencing a 'malware cleaner'. Below is a copy of items dated May 4th in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons ...
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How do I really (dig) flush the DNS cache on OS X 10.9?

I'm on OS X 10.9, according to support.apple.com I can flush the cache with sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder Unfortunately this does not really refresh my DNS cache at all, also not like this: ...
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USB keyboard temporarily not responding after wake from sleep

I have a USB Keyboard connected to my 2012 MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.5. I use the computer in closed-lid mode and connected to a monitor. Often, but not always, when I wake the computer from sleep,...
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How can I install a working bluetooth library for Python?

I need to access Bluetooth from Python. I have tried installing lightblue via easy_install. It installs properly, but when I try to import it it fails. User@Mac:codes$ python Python 2.7.5 (default, ...
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Skype hangs since upgrading to Mavericks

Since upgrading to Mavericks the latest version of the Skype app (6.9 rev 701) hangs frequently, pretty much every time on wake after the laptop goes to sleep. I've heard some suggestions about ...
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Mavericks: No sound after sleep

I have installed a fresh version of mavericks on a MacBook Pro 13". After the computer wakes up from sleep, I have no sound - neither in earphones nor in speaker. The problems has been reported by ...
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Disable system-wide ctrl-click as right-click in Mavericks

Disabling ctrl+click as right-click is useful because: Many web app rely on ctrl+click (typically for multiple selection). There is little use for this combo (mice have 2+ buttons and trackpad ...
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MacBook Pro not responding to power button

My Mac wont start up even with full battery and charger plugged in... There is no sound, no screen or any disk movement. The same thing also happened a few weeks back and when I took it to the repair ...
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Green text “Profile” appears on login? (OSX Yosemite)

Whenever I login to my machine some green text appears in the top left saying "Profile". It has done this since OSX Mavericks too. Here's a screenshot:
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How can I make Time Machine do a full backup?

Recently, my Time Machine disk exhibited some filesystem errors. Disk Utility was able to correct them, but I don't trust the existing backup content much, and by extension, don't trust incremental ...
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How do I batch convert a bunch of pngs or other images into a single PDF on Mavericks?

I took a bunch of screenshots and I want to make them pages in a single PDF. Selecting all four in Preview and exporting to PDF only exports two (?), separately. The "Export to PDF" File menu function ...
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Audio Input not working on 13-inch Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I am trying to connect an audio device (analog synthesizer) to the input of my 13-inch Mid-2012 Macbook Pro running OS X Mavericks 10.9.3. The synthesizer's output is a standard 1/8th inch stereo plug....
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vm_compressor_mode (vm.compressor_mode) values for enabled compressed memory in OS X

Background In Super user, with an accepted answer: Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? Also in Super User: how to get memory compress back in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? – and from ...
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How to debug Trace/BPT trap: 5?

I get a Trace/BPT trap: 5 error when using the open command: $ open -a Emacs Trace/BPT trap: 5 $ open -a Safari Trace/BPT trap: 5 $ open -a TextEdit Trace/BPT trap: 5 Any suggestions how I can ...
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Cannot add wireless network in Mavericks in System Preferences

I accidentally deleted the wifi connection on my macbook pro (I went to System Preference > Network, i tried to delete a VPN but accidentally deleted the WIFI connection as well). Now if I add a WIFI ...
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How do I disable the Minimize (command-M) shortcut in Mavericks?

I want to unset the Cmd+M shortcut but I can't seem to find it. I've checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts but no luck there. I've even tried running defaults write -g ...
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Com.apple.finder.plist is missing and isn't being made automatically

My com.apple.finder.plist file is missing. I've looked in Library/Preferences and it isn't there, I already have hidden files and folders made visible, etc. Whenever I restart my computer (by going ...
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How to Access Shared Computer Through Terminal?

I have Mavericks on my Mac and wish to set up Unison between it and an old PC (vaiolaptop) running Windows XP on my network. How so I specify the path to the remote machine? It appears like so in ...
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Disabling all lock screen notifications

How do I disable all notifications from the lock screen on Mavericks? I want to receive notifications while using my computer, but don’t want anything to show publicly when I lock my screen and walk ...
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Printing out weird code instead of actual print jobs

I support a few macs for our staff and one of the macs in question starting having an issue where when the job would reach the printer instead of the job printing out, a bunch of jumbled code would ...
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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Cannot edit /etc/fstab to let NTFS drives write

I have Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks. I want to write to NTFS drives. I followed the instructions here. The following command was not allowed to run: $ sudo echo "UUID=7575C85E-F6F7-4ABD-B7FB-6180B795DD81 ...
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How to go to alias from terminal?

By alias, I mean the folder shortcut created when you right-click a folder in Finder and select "Make Alias". I can traverse symbolic links in Terminal with cd, but it doesn't work on aliases: bash: ...