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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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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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How to replace Yosemite icons with those from Mavericks?

Before upgrading to Yosemite, I'd like to backup app icons from Mavericks, as the new icons are so ugly. What's the best way to keep a full copy of old system icons from Mavericks? UPDATE: Finally, ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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SCTP kernel extension for Mavericks?

I am about to do some development with SCTP using Python[1]. But this requires some kind of 3rd party kernel extensions to Mac OS X. The only link I can find about the kernel extension is completely ...
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Change a printer driver of an already configured printer

Is there a way that you can set the printer driver for a printer that is already installed (other than deleting it an reinstalling). When you install a new printer you get an option to set which print ...
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Mavericks: how to disable responsive scroll

Responsive scrolling is causing a lot of issues for me. It's nice when it works, but it's lagging a lot sometimes, especially in Chrome. Anyone found out a way to disable responsive scrolling and ...
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Prevent Outlook meeting requests from auto-deleting

How can I prevent accepted meetings from being deleted in Office 2011? When I accept a meeting in Outlook 2011 for Mac, it always automatically moves the invitation to deleted items. I'd prefer to ...
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Macbook Pro i7, Hard Disk space filling up before my eyes (Mavericks)

I have 84GB free on my Flash hard disk but in 3 hours it fills up to 0B. When I restart the 84GB is there again and something starts eating my HDspace again. With Grand Perspective it does not show ...
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Numbers 3 - How to apply custom chart style

Using Numbers 3.0 with Mavericks. I am creating a bunch of scatter plots in numbers. I want to remove the big bubbly data point symbols and simply display the data as connected points. Setting this ...
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Phantom unread message in Mail.app

I have a smart mailbox with only one rule: messages that are unread. Right now I have no unread messages in any of my acccounts, yet the smart mailbox shows a counter of 1. Opening the smart mailbox ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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WPA2 Enterprise network doesn't appear in WiFi list (OSX Mavericks)

My university has two WPA2 Enterprise networks, neither of which appear in the WiFi menu in Mavericks, but they do appear on my iPhone which is next to my MacBook. At the moment, I have to manually ...
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Late 2011 iMac wont boot after Mavericks install

I am not very tech savvy so please answer in lamans terms. I recently updated my iMac to Mavericks via App Store. Few days later I was using iTunes and system kept playing up. Following day I couldn'...
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Encrypt Time Machine backup images, not entire drive?

I have multiple Macs (for multiple users) backing up to a single Time Capsule over our network with an external USB drive connected. In the case of the backups saved to the external drive, they're all ...
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Mac Developer Program & free copies of OS X

The Mac Developer program is advertised as including access to Pre-Release Software (which right now means betas of Mavericks). Once Mavericks is released, will everyone with a Mac Developer account ...
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What is mdflagwriter and why does it eat up so much RAM?

On my Mavericks 10.9.4 instance of mdflagwriter eats up 2.18G of RAM. I know that it's somehow related to Spotlight, but what is it exactly and why is it so RAM-hungry?
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Tilde character on Mavericks/Macbook air with Norwegian keyboard turns into >

After upgrading my MB Air & upgrading to Mavericks, I can't get my beloved tilde character to turn up. I got a Norwegian keyboard, so there is no dedicated tilde character. Answers from Google ...
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How to delete photos from iPhone 5 without removing already transferred photos from iMac?

I have synced my photos from iPhone 5 to an iMac (running Mavericks). Now I would like to remove the photos from the phone but I'm not sure how the syncing works. Will the photos stay on the iMac or ...
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How To Identify Process From A Toolbar Icon or Window?

How does one identify which process is behind a certain tool bar icon without having to rely on asking someone on the know or just killing processes until the icon in question magically disappears? ...
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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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Can't install Mountain Lion on a machine that has Mavericks installed, even on a separate disk/partition

I have upgraded my Mac mini 2012 to Mavericks, and everything is running quite well. However, it turns out that I need to also run Mountain Lion sometimes (a piece of hardware I need to use is not ...
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Segmentation fault: 11 error ( OpenCV )

I've installed OpenCV, numpy and all other required contents using brew install opencv. Then I tried running it python >> import cv or python >> import cv2 but I get a "Segmentation fault:...
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Mail.app stopped working after upgrade to OS X Mavericks

Mail.app is not working since the upgrade to OS X Mavericks. I read that I should try to uncheck SSL. However it won't let me. All my emails just sit in the outbox. Is there a way to remedy this or is ...
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Trash missing from Dock

I can't find my Trash folder on my Mac — it isn't on my Dock and I really don't know where to find it. I'm new to OS X. Does anyone know where I can find my Trash? I can put items in my Trash, but I ...
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OS X Mavericks startup Apple logo location

Where is the gray Apple logo shown on system startup stored in OS X Mavericks? I'd like to change that image. I know there's BootXChanger that works on older versions of OS X, but it doesn't work on ...
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Terminal problem with Ctrl + Arrow and Shift + Arrow keys

I am running Mavericks on a new Macbook Pro. When I use the Ctrl and Shift keys together with the arrow keys, I get some sort of key codes as output in the terminal. I am pretty sure that this problem ...
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Deleted 600mb Partition on Bootcamp-ed MBP while logged into Windows 8 using Disk Manager. No longer boots into OS X

On Mac Book Pro retina ( 2014 ) Mavericks running Boot Camp, one hard drive partitioned to dual boot OS X and Windows 8. While messing on Windows 8 I mistakenly deleted a partition which is now ...
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How can I use the Pages Full Screen in the old way?

I just updated to Mac Maverick and updated Pages. The question is I just can't get used to it, I don't the exact words to describe it. In the past, when in the Full Screen modem, I am typing in ...
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Where does this strange output in Terminal come from?

Everytime I open my terminal I get a little notification error: declare -x Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render="/tmp/launch-jsWpOJ/Render" declare -x DISPLAY="/tmp/launch-yARwMh/org.macosforge.xquartz:0" ...
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Users cannot change their password when connecting to OS X Server Mavericks

I set up a bunch of users on my OS X Server 3 (Mavericks) requesting they reset the temporary password I gave them. However, no one is able to do that: when connecting via AFP for the first time, they ...
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OSX 10.9.2: Stuck at quick user switch

I want to quick switch to the other user in the system, but this login screen has stay there for almost half an hour Can I cancel the login via command line or other keyboard combination? I can ssh ...
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OS X 10.9 Mavericks subtle two-finger scrolling changes (on touchpad)

I am still unsure whether this is dependent on, or even related to, the "Responsive Scrolling" feature rolled out in Mavericks. Responsive Scrolling is intended to provide smoothness of scroll by ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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Mavericks Server: Unable to use 3rd party SSL Certificates with Open Directory

We have a Mac OS X Server (Mavericks) - Mac OS X: 10.9.2, Server: 3.1 Our Open Directory Master is set up and running but we cannot for the life of us get it to accept our 3rd Party (DigiCert) SSL ...
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Move existing USB Time Machine backup to OS X Server Time Machine

How can I move an exiting OS X (10.10.1) USB Time Machine backup history to an OS X (10.10.1) Server (version 4) Time Machine service?
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External display randomly acquires and loses signal under Mavericks 10.9.4

I am trying to use a Planar PXL2790MW external display with my iMac 11,3 (2.93 GHz 27inch) connected by a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The display works intermittently: at random times, it ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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Using Terminal to order SSID preference in System Preferences

I'd like to find a way to add a specific SSID to the top of the preferred WiFi networks in System Preferences > Network > WiFi > Advanced. (10.9 Mavericks and beyond) According to the man page, this ...
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Can't get suggestions for Dotted Blue Underline in OS X Dictation

I know that the dotted blue underlined words during dictation in OS X are supposed to provide alternative suggestions of the voice transcription. However, when I control-click or right-click the ...
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installing older version of wine on Mavericks from tar.bz2 file

I remember that a program I desperately need to use stopped working after I updated wine. The last version I remember it worked perfectly on is the very version 1.5.8, which I have downloaded from ...
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How to run OS X from DVD or USB stick?

I would like to have a safe "Linux-like start/boot from DVD or USB stick" environment. How to do such security thing for the latest OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?
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Where is clipboard data stored?

Is there an actual file where the data is stored while I have something in my clipboard?
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Improptu restarting of Macbook Pro while in Sleep Mode

A week ago I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (mid 2014) version - and in the first few days of running it I have noticed about 4-5 times that the Macbook occasionally restarts itself - so far always in ...
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Permanent solution to slow open/save dialog?

I've experienced the fairly common slow open and save dialog box issue that seemed to come about with Mavericks and stick right through Yosemite. The following solution has worked temporarily for me: ...
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Overtype mode in Terminal.app

As a Linux/Windows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the Mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal (i....
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Trying to boot up on Mavericks USB Install Drive, receive prohibited sign on screen

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro and I had Mavericks, which ran just fine, but I upgraded to Yosemite after hearing some good reviews. I didn't back it up in time machine. It made my laptop extremely ...
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How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
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Web Inspector crashed in Safari 7

When I try to display web inspector just a grey background shows instead of that. I tried to restart browser but it didn't help. It happens in Safary 7 OS X Mavericks. Anybody knows what is that ...
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connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.