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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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What does Security & Privacy/Accessibility enable?

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the System Preferences app occasionally opens itself to "Security & Privacy", with "Accessibility" selected. My guess is that one of the apps listed there ...
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Mavericks Notes not compatible with IOS 10 Notes?

2010 MacBook Pro on Mavericks, Notes are not syncing with Notes on iPhone 5s on ios10. Is there a compatibility problem? I have tried all the usual remedies without success.
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How to unload a disk in mac os x Mavericks so that you can partition? (failed to unload disk)

I want to expand my startup disk space from 25gb to 40gb using this guide: http://blog.kyodium.net/2010/11/increase-disk-and-partition-size-in.html But if I do umount /dev/disk0s2 as the article ...
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Trying to reinstall OS X, asking for apple ID “temporarily not available”

I have a computer (Mac OS X 10.9.x) that became corrupted so I have reformatted the hard drive and am attempting to reinstall the operating system. It asks me to log in with an apple ID so I logged in ...
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“Apply Rules” to Sent Mail folder in OS X 10.9 Mavericks does not work

Any idea why in Mail 7.0 (part of OS X 10.9 Mavericks,) when I select a group of messages in the Sent Mail folder and do Message --> Apply Rules command, nothing happens? (In prior versions of OS X ...
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Does my MacBook have malware? Frozen screen and Automatic Clock Reset on Macbook Pro

I like to download books and games on the internet and so my MacBook Pro had acquired some malware. I did not know this, but eventually I installed Avast. It detected that I had acquired a couple of ...
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Enable “On My Mac” Contacts

I am currently running OS X 10.9.1 and would like to create contacts that are stored locally on my MacBook Pro. My Contacts app does not have "On My Mac" as an option in the sidebar; only the contacts ...
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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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MacBook Pro keeps freezing randomly

Since about two weeks ago, my MacBook Pro started freezing randomly. If iTunes is open, for example, the music keeps playing, but both the keyboard and the trackpad are not responding and it only ...
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Skype continutes to crash with SIGSEGV error (OS X 10.9.5) (Skype 7.2.412)

I have been waiting for a new version of Skype to come out but I am getting impatient. Skype one day just stopped launching. It will launch with these two windows and then crash with a segmentation ...
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Messages.app not responding

My Messages decided to stop responding. Complete lockout. The only way to kill it is in the Activity Monitor with Force Quit. It consumes 100% of the CPU and is not responsive. The Force Quit ...
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Kernel panic: need help to confirm or refute my hypotheses about the cause

I recently experienced a kernel panic on my MacBook Pro (OS X version 10.9.5). The crash report is attached below. I did some research on kernel panics, and I figured the VirtualBox kernel extensions ...
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Way to logout a user from the command line in OS X 10.9

I want to logout my Mac OS X from the command line. My OS X version is 10.9. I tried command pkill -KILL -u uid, but this command didn't work out. Is there a command that can be used to log out a user ...
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How to enable/disable Do Not Disturb from shell on Mavericks?

I would like to toggle the Do Not Disturb in the notification center with a keyboard shortcut. I am using BetterTouchTool for some extra keyboard shortcuts but it does not support enabling/disabling ...
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Has anyone figured out how to identify the unique page of each separate Safari Web Content process with Safari 7/Mavericks?

I know I'm not the first one to wonder this. Something like the Chrome Task Manager. In short, when you have multiple tabs/pages open in the new Safari 7 (shipped with Mavericks), each one is ...
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How to change the color of text highlighting in Preview using a shortcut?

I need to highlight/underline a lot of text and tend to use specific colors for different things. Accessing via the dropdown menu in Preview is very slow, does any one know a way to change the color ...
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Create USB Boot device on Linux or Windows

I have been given a MacBook Pro 15" Core2Duo A1286 with corrupted HDD structure. I would like to reinstall MacOS X but when I try to use Disk Utility to reinstall it, it tells me I am unable to ...
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Uninstall all programs installed by Homebrew

I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by Homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account

I have reviewed the askdifferent question here: "This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account" - I hate to open a new question on this topic, but none of the answers or suggestions ...
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Is there a way to detect what program is stealing focus on my Mac?

I've got a problem with some app on my Mac stealing the keyboard focus (the current window's title bar becomes inactive). However, it is not actually putting up any windows or menu bar of its own, and ...
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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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Previous Shutdown Cause: -2

We have a new Mac Pro (3.6 GHz) running MacOSX 10.9.3 that unexpectedly powers off. We've taken it in for service twice and the Geniuses were not able to reproduce the issue and the hardware ...
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Can't delete .plist files from Trash

I have a program which, when deleting any app, also deletes the extra files and junk as well; including .plist files. Normally this works great though, this time around I've had a few files which won'...
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Encrypt Time Machine backups without deleting old backups?

I'm on Mavericks (10.9.5). I have an external USB drive that I use exclusively for Time Machine backups. I just realized that the backups are unencrypted. Is there a way to configure Time Machine to ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on grey screen with Apple logo and spinning wheel

The only thing it will let me do is booting to Safe Mode. After running /sbin/fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk0s2 it returned with an incorrect number of extended attributes (it should be 486802 instead of ...
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How do I change the sheet color in Numbers 3.x?

Right now the sheet color is white. But it is hard on my eyes. How do I change the sheet color to black? I'm using a Numbers 3.x in OSx 10.9.3
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Cannot install applications: error code -60008

I am trying to install new applications, but I keep getting this error message from the "Copy" application: The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -...
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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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Chrome back/forward gestures no longer working after Mavericks update

Has anyone else noticed their 1 finger back/forward gestures no longer working in Chrome? I have tried the gestures on other applications such as Safari and Mission Control, they are all still intact.
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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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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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Why does the brightness still automatically adjust after turning it off (Mavericks)

I turned off automatic brightness adjusting in the display preference pane (as explained here). The brightness still adjusts automatically. If I have the preference pane open I can even watch the ...
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Macbook sees Japanese keyboard instead of native US English

Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina A1398 (US keyboard with horizontal Enter) shows Japanese keyboard (JIS, with vertical Enter) on enabled keyboard viewer. How do I make Mavericks to recognize and to ...
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How do I import from a mini DV camera without using the tape?

I want to set up a multicamera interview situation and direct stream the content from cameras to hard drives, without running mini DV tapes . I am running Mavericks 10.9.3 on a Mac Pro and 10.9.4 on ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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Three-finger trackpad gesture on Mission Control and Expose not working in my Mac Pro

The trackpad gesture to call Mission Control or Expose with three-fingers does sometimes not work for some reasons. It works when I use four-fingers, and it functions as usual whenever I open my ...
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How do you disable Printer Sharing via terminal?

I am looking for a command/script to disable the printing sharing feature via terminal. Does anyone have any idea or know how to go about doing this?
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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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OS X 10.9.3 has two visible cursors

Basicaly my problem is, that when i mouse over some text, the default "text-selection" cursor appears. But the mouse pointer (arrow) is still present and i can see two cursors. What could be causing ...
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Unable to boot from USB Mac

I am running OS X 10.9.2 on a late 2011 Macbook Pro. I created a Windows 7 install usb using bootcamp successfully but the startup screen is not recognizing the usb on reboot. Please help. Note: I ...
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Reinstall/restore Apache httpd in OS X

How to reinstall or restore Apache httpd in OS X? I want to do that because I deleted httpd.conf file (both /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and the original at /etc/apache2/original/httpd.conf).
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How to preserve Time Machine backups and start over with a new one?

I make my Time Machine backups on an external hard drive. Recently I upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Now I need the ability to freeze those old backups I've done with Mountain Lion in case I ...
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Sync books from iBooks on Mac with iBooks on iPhone

This task should be very easy to solve, but still, I can't do it. I have downloaded a epub book, dragged it to iBooks app on Mac. Then I go to iTunes, click on iPhone and go to Books tab. I can see ...
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I'm locked out of machine as will not accept password as I shut down while using French keyboard

I cannot get into my Mac Book Pro, I just get the password picture which shakes. The only different key for the password is a which is q on French keyboard but that doesn't unlock either. I normally ...
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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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Cannot login to OS X 10.9 because password field disappears after clicking username

I didn't add or do anything to computer except reboot. When the login screen appeared with my user account I clicked it as usual and the password box briefly appears and then disappears stopping me ...
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How -exactly- do I remove a specific directory, from my PATH, in OSX, Mavericks?

Ok - so this issue has become somewhat of a white whale for me. I have browsed some of the questions here, but I cannot seem to figure out how to, very simply, delete a directory from my PATH. (I ...
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How do I fix Excel 2008 Date Formats in Mavericks

I have Excel 2008 installed on my Mac, which I recently upgraded to Mavericks, migrating all my settings across. Previously (on Mountain Lion) when I entered a date like 11/12 this was interpreted as ...
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System-wide SOCKS Proxy Settings?

If I have a SOCKS proxy running on a specific port, is there a way to configure all network traffic to leave through it? If I configure the SOCKS proxy in the Network system preference, it seems to ...
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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 ...