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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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Why can't I choose full screen mode in Photoshop CS6?

I am using a trial version of Photoshop CS6, and I can't choose full screen mode. I am running OS X 10.9. What's wrong?
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How to tag files (with Finder tags) using parts of a file name?

I want to use parts of a file name to add specific Finder tags to a file. How can I do that, are there any scripts or applications available to automate this on OS X Mavericks? The only solution I can ...
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Problem with exporting with gimp

I usually export images through gimp. This time, I was on my new OS X Mavericks, as I tried to change the name of the image which was "LOST", was not working. I observed the toolbox going to another ...
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OS X Finder sorting by date shows some files in incorrect order

Is there any logic behind OS X's file sorting patterns? Here is a screenshot of two file dialogs open side by side: Why on the left it is labeled as "no date" and on the right it is "today"? What ...
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iMovie 10.0.1 Upgrade/Install Fails With “an error has occurred” Message

The download in the App Store can't be installed, restarted, or deleted. This is for iMovie 10.0.1 as of December 23, 2013. I followed a discussion forum and tried a suggestion that said remove the ...
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Graphic noise in OSX

I've been experiencing a strange thing in my MBP 2010 and only in OSX, haven't noticed this when I boot into Windows. Noise happens for a second or two when changing state - loading pages, switching ...
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Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)

It's always been possible to remove focus from all selected files in Finder by pressing the ⎋ Escape key. It would appear that this is no longer possible in OS X Mavericks. I navigate the Finder ...
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Can I turn off my Guest account and still use Find My Mac?

I understand that turning on Find My Mac also turns on a "Guest" account (in "login only" mode). For a variety of reasons, I would prefer not to have an enabled Guest account at all. Does Find My ...
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Enhanced (local) dictation in Mavericks 10.9 not working

In Mavericks (OS X 10.9,) remote (Apple cloud-based) dictation works normally. But, after check-marking the "Use enhanced dictation" checkbox in System Prefs --> Dictation & Speech, when I ...
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How to disable account on OS X Mavericks

I have an account on my OS X Mavericks system that I want to disable so it cannot be used for login. I would not like to delete the account permanently but rather disable it temporarily. I believe ...
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Mavericks won't install on brand new SSD drive

Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 6,2 Had 10.9.1 installed on an SSD drive which failed. Got a replacement drive (same brand, model) Have a USB bootable thumb drive with 10.9.0 installation files on it Mac boots ...
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How to Eject All External Partitions Quickly?

I have an external disk with two partitions on it that I keep plugged into my MacBook Pro when I'm at my desk. (One is for Time Machine, the other just for extra storage.) Sometimes I need to grab my ...
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Can't move spaces from one screen to another

I am using OS X 10.9. I am unable to drag Desktops from one screen to another, I am only able to switch arrangements on the screen that its on. Here are my Mission Control settings EDIT: Very ...
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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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Dual Boot Mavericks + El Capitan

I was using El Capitan without issues till now. I'm starting to use Pro Tools 10 which is incompatible with El Capitan, so I will need to install a previous OS X version like Mavericks to make it work....
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Can i delete .DS_Store? ~251 MB

Once i type the code into terminal to find out what is taking up 250 MB on my desktop, the hidden files are shown, i find a file called ".DS_Store" I'm a very cleany person, so I want to ask if I can ...
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How can I disable the notifications prompt in Safari?

Safari for Mavericks has a website notifications feature allowing sites to send push notifications. I never want to be prompted for this. How can I disable the prompt for all websites, forever?
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How to ignore S.M.A.R.T. error during El Capitan update?

I have a disk with a S.M.A.R.T. error. In my particular case I know that it is relatively safe to continue to use my disk. I have error in SMART attribute #173 (wear level) but all those block ...
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iMac 27" Screen goes black screen

My iMac 27" screen went black on start up after logo, but I could still see my mouse pointer. I've restarted my computer and it is still not helping at all. I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2 with an i5 ...
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Can log in to OS X account but can't unlock after locking

Today I bought a MacBook Air with OS X 10.9.4. I have problem with account password. I can log in normally at start, when the screen turns off I get unlock screen, but I can't unlock it and I am 100% ...
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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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Backup and Restore Apple Messages on macOS

Is there some means of saving your Messages history on OS X and copying it to a new system without doing a full restore from a Time Machine back up? Doing some searching, I found the below and tried ...
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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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Upgrade to Mavericks wipes out Python site-packages directory?

As the subject suggests, I recently upgraded to OSX Mavericks, and... $ ls /Library/Python/*/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.3/site-packages/: Extras.pth README /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/: ...
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Left Command key does not have the same function as the Right Command key

Since updating my computer to Mavericks all my commands have gone wonky. My main key problem is my left command key. The right one works correctly with all the shortcuts I use, but the left one zooms ...
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Are the OSX Mavericks tags visible from the command line?

For example, suppose I have a directory structure such as /Users /tlehman /Math algebraic_varieties.tex [tagged: Math, Documentation] projective_geometry.pdf [...
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Apple Push Notification Service: misbehaviour

On a new test iMac (running Mavericks 10.9.2) I discovered 2 repeated errors related to apsd (Apple Push Notification Service daemon). Repeated failing connections A netstat command displays a huge ...
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How do I prevent applications from taking over my screen?

How can I prevent applications from being able to go fullscreen? Or, if this is not possible, how can I escape from fullscreen mode of a (possibly unresponsive) application, without quitting the ...
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Mavericks Dock icons have become corrupted. Is there a cache to flush or a database to rebuild?

I'm running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. Some of my Dock icons for running applications, including the Finder icon, now appear blank and empty, or as a square filled with random noise pixels. I have tried "...
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Notes.app - how to access history?

Since notes.app seems to accrue a "rolling history" of data and doesn't automatically save out versions of your files to disk in any reasonable way (date stamped, etc), I was wondering if anyone knows ...
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Window Position Makes Applications Open Off-Screen | Mavericks

I am having trouble with applications reopening halfway off-screen on my second display in Mavericks. Is this a bug? or a preferences/settings issue? I like many apps to launch on the second display....
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Dell monitor randomly goes blank on Mac mini

I have a Mini late 2012 (i5 16GB RAM). It was running Mavericks and now running the Yosemite Beta. A Dell U2414H and an older Dell E207WP My problems is: My Dell U2414H randomly says there is no ...
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Notes 10x Duplication (Without iCloud)

My notes.app is going crazy. When I create a new Note and then hit save, the note is not only duplicated but 10x duplicated. I have icloud sync deactivated. As far as I can see, the note is ...
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Serious Boot / Sleep Problems

Two days ays ago I closed the lid of my macbook pre for the night as I have done for the last 2.5 years but when I opened the lid in the morning the screen didn't show. It seemed to be 'alive' (ish) i....
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How to disable the dock on a specific display in Mavericks?

I've just updated to Mavericks, and while I like having the dock on my 2 Landscape displays, my third portrait display is entirely unsuited to having a dock on it. How can I suppress the dock from ...
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MacBook Pro random shutdown and restart - with logs

About 2 or 3 times in a week the computer will shutdown to a grey error screen and reboot. It's very difficult to troubleshoot because it happens so randomly. Most recently, I've gone ahead and copied ...
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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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Mail.app refuses to set accounts online

This started happening recently (not sure if it was since the last Mavericks update but I think so). I have two IMAP accounts and one SMTP account. Mail.app seems to get stuck in offline mode if ...
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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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How to switch Preview's full screen default setting from “two-pages” to “continuous scroll”?

Whenever I open a pdf, Preview.app opens it in "continuous scroll" mode. However, when going into fullscreen mode, it switches to "two-pages" when, really, I want it to use whatever view mode I had it,...
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Can't select option in OSX Utilities

I'm having a pretty bizarre problem in OSX Mavericks. I'm attempting to install a fresh version of the OS, so I boot to OSX Utilities (Cmd+R). The option that I'm looking for is listed (re-install ...
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Assign to Desktop x option missing

I've noticed that my Mac no longer opens applications I've specified on my second screen. When trying to set the option again via right clicking on the icon and going to Options, the "Assign to ...
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Removing shutdown and sleep button from the Apple menu on Mavericks

I'm trying to remove the "Sleep" and "Shutdown" entries from the Apple menu. So far I managed to do it by editing /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/...
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How can I separate mailboxes completely in Mavericks's Mail application?

How can I separate mailboxes completely in Mavericks's Mail application? I don't want any of this integrated inbox/folders with the same name feature. I just want clean/separated mailboxes with their ...
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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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What is filling up my hard drive so fast?

Last night (Because my hard drive was almost full) I freed about 4GB. Then I came back to my Macbook about 3hrs later (I left it idle) and Its was full again. Is something is eating my mac? If I go ...
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Updating the Wi-Fi/Ethernet toggle script for Mavericks & new MBP

So I used to use this script from MacOSXHints to automatically toggle my Wi-Fi whenever I connected my OS X 10.6 and 10.8 MBPs into Ethernet or my 27" TB Display: Ever been annoyed to be on both ...
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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 ...