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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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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: ...
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Getting error: RPC prog. not avail while trying to mount using nfs

On my Raspbian jessie I have NFS server running: $ sudo service rpcbind status ● rpcbind.service - LSB: RPC portmapper replacement Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/rpcbind) Drop-In: /run/systemd/...
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Allow application to control computer (assistive devices) on Mavericks via Terminal?

I'm currently working on automated instalation of Mavericks 10.9. I have NetBoot set up. Everything works OK untill I want to execute Applescript. Since the release of new version I need to manually ...
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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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How to get the default compiler of c++ on Mac os x

I am new in c++ on Mac os x and I need to know how to get some details: How to get the default compiler c++/c? How to change the default compiler? How to set the compiler in a CMakelists.txt file ...
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Minecraft Immediately Crashes On Launchup

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5. This is my java version: Whenever I started Minecraft up, it would immediately crash. I tried: Reinstalling Minecraft Deleting the minecraft folder in Application ...
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How to write out a NORMAL tilde sign (~) in Mac?

I switched to Mac recently. The only thing that's disturbing me until now is the missing of the tilde sign (~). The closest thing I achieved to this sign is the accent tilde (˜). My passwords are not ...
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Cannot arrange finder files and folder by name

In OS X 10.9.2, I cannot arrange finder's files and folder by name and the files are sorted by random alphabetical order. Is that a bug or any work around?
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“Out of Application Memory” Error MacBook Pro (retina) [Mavericks]

Looking for some information on this issue. I have a brand new Macbook pro with nothing on it and am trying to download VMware Fusion 6.0 which is about 530 MB, with no other applications running ...
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Opening apache conf file with write permissions

I'm trying to open the /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf file to make some changes. I thought I'd be able to open this with the correct permissions from the command line, so I tried: cd /private/etc/...
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How do I tell Finder to always show my Library folder on Mavericks?

I thought there was a checkbox to suppress the hiding of my user Library folder on Mavericks, but I can't seem to find it. I appreciate hiding Library by default, but since Lion have missed it being ...
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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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WiFi dongle for OSX with WPA2 enterprise support

by any chance does anybody know which wifi usb adapter can I use to get connected to a network with WPA2 enterprise encryption (both password and username needed for login) on a Mac (OS X Mavericks in ...
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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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How do I remove extra extension when creating a PDF?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, I've noticed that when creating a PDF from another file, such as Pages, the file extension is included in the file name. Is there any way to turn this off? For example, ...
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Preview - Export to PDF without margins

Preview (like most Mac apps) can print to PDFs, and even has a shortcut for this functionality via a menu option Export as PDF.... I have a scanned document in .tiff format that I'd like to convert to ...
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Apps Stuck in Security & Privacy > Accessibility

I was messing around with using AppleScript for GUI manipulation so the apps I was making had to be granted access. The very first one I did showed up in Security & Privacy > Accessibility as ...
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What features of Mavericks are beneficial to you?

This question serves to share and collect the enhancements that make a large difference to how you use your Mac. Please post one feature per answer. Please also check to see if your answer has ...
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Install an older OS X version on an external volume

I am using 10.9 and would like to install 10.7 on an external volume. I have the “Install Mac OS X Lion” application, but when I run it, I get the message This version of Mac OS X is too new to run ...
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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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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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mount “nolocks” option ignored on Mavericks 10.9.1?

I'm not 100% sure if this is just my misinterpretation of the mount output, or if this is actually an issue. I'm mounting an nfs share with the following command: mount -t nfs -o nolocks,noowners 10....
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Intellipoint software on OS X Mavericks not recognizing Intellimouse

I just upgraded my Snow Leopard 10.6.8 system to Mavericks, complete with the latest software updates, and I can't get Intellipoint working with my mouse (MS Intellimouse Optical USB). Prior to the ...
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How can I disable MySQL from starting at boot?

I have a mid 2013 MBA running OSX 10.9. The process that starts on every start up is mysqld. I believe it was from an old version of MySQL I had installed (via AMPPS). I then installed MAMP Pro and I ...
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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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Cmd+Tab does not work on hidden or minimized windows

When I want to switch between windows using Cmd+Tab it does not work with hidden or minimized windows. I can see the icons of these windows in the application switcher but choosing them does nothing. ...
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How to accept Xcode license?

I want to install a C based toolbox on MATLAB software. To do this, I need to install the GCC compiler. I think I have done that already. And I have Xcode too. To setup the toolbox, I need to write ...
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Key remapping without Karabiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karabiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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Google Chrome closing tabs instead of quiting application

When I click the close button on Google Chrome, it closes all tabs instead of exiting and remembering the open tabs on next launch. Any way to fix this ? I expect the X button to close the app. I ...
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Missing “show package contents” cmd

I was trying to extract the contents of a .pkg file, and right clicking on it should usually allow the context sensitive Show Package Contents option. However, it does not seem to show on any .pkg ...
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CTRL scroll zoom on Mavericks gone

I used to be able to hold down CTRL and zoom by scrolling the mousewheel, but that is not longer possible on Mavericks. I've searched around and found many people saying it's in System Preferences &...
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Weird behaviour, During the night, Mac wakes every hour on it's own and does this - log attached, any idea why?

This pattern repeats once every hour? 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm) 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: RTC: SleepService 2014/12/12 04:20:59, sleep 2014/12/12 03:21:01 ...
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How to downgrade to OS Mavericks 10.9.5 from a new pre-installed Yosemite 10.10.1 iMac late 2013?

I need to downgrade to OS Mavericks 10.9.5 from a new pre-installed Yosemite 10.10.1 iMac late 2013, can you help me out? Is it possible considering Yosemite was pre-installed?!
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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Mission control: Show all application windows in current desktop only

How can I see all windows which belong to the same app in some desktop? (in OSX 10.9-10.10) I know about Mission Control -> Application windows but it shows all windows from all desktops. Say I ...
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Macbook and iPhone not discoverable on bluetooth or airdrop

I am unable to use the AirDrop feature between my iPhone6s (iOS 9) and my 2014 MBP running OSX 10.11.1 (Mavericks). The jPhone won't show up in the MBP's AirDrop window (accessed from Finder>Go>...
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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 ...