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Questions tagged [mavericks]

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

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What causes ps to show the uid instead of the username on my Macbook pro

This is occurring on my MacBookPro, running OS 10.9.5. I don't know what I might have done to change the behavior. When I executed ps before, it would show the username. Now, for some reason, ...
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Recovery of files in iphoto

I had thousands of important photos, screen shots, etc. deleted by my wife. Please let me know what I can do to restore/get them back. Or, are they gone forever?
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I have several memory questions regarding OS X 10.9.5

I have just purchased CS3 and it has been legally transferred to me. Do I have enough memory to handle it? In addition I want to upgrade to Yosemite or El Capitan. Do I have enough memory to do that ...
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Dictation just stopped working

I've been using Dictation in TextEdit for several months now. Yesterday, out of the blue, it stopped working. The microphone icon appears and it responds to my voice, but no text appears. I've been ...
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Is it possible to install Xcode 7 in 10.9 OS X?

I have very slow Mac with an HDD (MacBook C2D 2.24Ghz/2.40Ghz) and there is no possibility to install El Capitan or Yosemite (very,very slow). I want to use a newer Xcode to learn programming though. ...
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Pretend to be specific Mac OS X version when running app

I've purchased a Mac OS X app (outside the App Store) that seems to have arbitrary limitations based on the Mac OS X version. It is fully functional on El Capitan, but has a few features that it ...
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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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Log file that `sudo last` accesses?

The bash command last (needs sudo) prints out logs, which contain information on when different users log in/out of the shell. I have been looking for the file that stores this information, that last ...
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Screen tearing while gaming

I'm running an iMac with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 with 12 GB of DDR3 on OS X 10.9.5 and am getting tearing with playing CS:GO. I'd like to fix this. How can I disable Vsync in 10.9.5? What does this ...
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Mac freezes when logging in as >console [logging in to terminal directly without launching the GUI]

When I try console login, my Mac freezes. Nothing happens visually: no switch to a black window, no spinning loading indicator in the ‘Password’ field; nothing. The only thing I can still do is press ...
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Dock and Terminal don't work on systems with home directory on different versions of OSX

I have two macs, one running Mavericks and one running El Capitan. Most of the users on both of the machines have their home directory in an external server connected by NFS. When I try to launch ...
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Can naming/running a program “sudo” somehow cause problems?

I hope this is an appropriate place to post this--I have no idea what happened. I named a c++ file (a simple sudoku solver) "sudo.cpp" and then compiled it with "g++ sudo.cpp -o sudo" and ran "./sudo"...
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How do I break out of a stuck lock screen?

On a MacBook Pro (the office's, I'm a noob), I started the upgrade process from Mavericks to El-Capitan from the app store. After a while, the screen locked as, I assume, is usual. But now I cannot ...
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Macbook 12,1 (OSX 10.11.4) will not boot SSD clone of OSX 10.9.5 from MacbookPro 11,1

I am trying to create a boot disk for an older MacBook Pros that I have (MacBookPro 11,1 running OSX 10.9.5) which I plan to then boot from a newer MacBook Pro (MacBookPro 12,1 running OSX 10.11.4). ...
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Replacing El Capitan with Mavericks

I'm trying to install Mavericks from a bootable USB. I'm using this guide; http://macpaw.com/how-to/clean-install-os-x-mavericks-on-my-mac I delete El Capitan in disk utility, but there is no '...
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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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How to simultaneously access IPv4 devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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How create an identical timestamp format as used in ppp.log file in a shell script?

In the need to add custom logging messages to ppp.log, I see that the date and time are missing when outputting the command to >> /var/log/ppp.log. Other pppd related messages in ppp.log are ...
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After login mac is stuck on progress bar [duplicate]

I have 15 inc Mac book pro with Mavericks installed. I can successfully on the Mac but I cannot login to my account. Upon press enter I get progress bar and after that I get grey screen then nothing ...
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Disable Upgrade to El Capitan [duplicate]

I have Maverick and the option to Upgrade to OS X El Capitan pops up. I don't want to do this. Ever. How do I disable this notification?
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Finder windows just show screen artefacts

On our Macbook Air (Mid-2011 11", OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks), starting a few days ago, every time we open Finder windows, the right side just shows screen artifacts/cheese. File Open dialogs in MS Word ...
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Path in .bash_profile is not recognized

I have the following in .bash_profile: export PATH="/Library/PostgreSQL/9.5/bin/:${PATH}" I even tried it without the string: export PATH=/Library/PostgreSQL/9.5/bin/:$PATH I know for sure an ...
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Locate database does not exist, even though it is already loaded

I am trying to use the locate command because even though I installed postgresql, psql is not recognized on command line: $ locate psql | grep /bin WARNING: The locate database (/var/db/locate....
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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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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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How To Get Rid Of “Upgrade to OS X El Capitan” Notification?

The upgrade notification gets more and more intrusive day by day. Now there is no option to be "Reminded Tomorrow" or "Skip This" anymore. Now one could just turn on "Do Not Disturb" feature from ...
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Error while trying to create an account in single user mode on OS X Mavericks

On OS X Mavericks, I am trying to create an account using single user mode, using the following script. #! /bin/bash # create user dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser ...
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How to fix OS X Finder window with file/folders panel that doesn't draw itself? [duplicate]

For no apparent reason, my OS X 10.9.5 Finder has gone haywire. Whenever I create a new Finder window, the main panel, where the files/folders are usually shown, just shows whatever is beneath it, as ...
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MacBook Pro (Mavericks) sees details of non connected wifi network

I have a MacBook Pro, connected to my private Wi-Fi (Apple Time Capsule) network. I have another Wi-Fi guest network (Devolo). Opening who's on my Wi-Fi shows details of machines connected to my ...
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Mavericks or El Captain for old MacBook Pro (early'11)

In case of performance for multithreaded applications, development (Java) and virtualization (Parallels 11), what's better - upgrading to 10.9 Mavericks or El Captain? (or Yosemite) ? Now I'm on 10....
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Mavericks Open Directory: a user can't open or modify files he's created

The OS X server & clients are on 10.9.5. I've got a client who's had some issues, various corruptions, etc.. I had to re-create the entire user, and in doing so, have some permissions issues. ...
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Issue with Homebrew when trying to parallelly install Python 3.x

I am trying to install Python v.3.x in parallel with the already installed Python v.2.7.10. I'm following the procedure explained in this tutorial which I found on YouTube. Despite it seems not an ...
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Location of Fullscreen Icon in Mavericks

If anyone has a copy of 10.9, could you search system files for "fullscreen" or "tif" and post the location of "fullscreen-hover.tiff.."
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Switch spaces with apple script

My goal is to switch spaces from within an apple script. My shortcut to switch to the 4th space is ctrl+4, but when I tried this in an apple script nothing happens: tell application "System Events" ...
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System logs backup with Time Machine

It seems that Time Machine does not backup system.log in /private/var/log. Mac OS X 10.9.5/Six core Intel Xeon Can I force that file to be backed up?
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How to move spotlight back to the top right corner in El Captain?

I guess Apple got a bit too literal with the "Spotlight" feature. I feel far too sceptical about upgrading to El Captain just because of my most favourite feature, the Spotlight smacks right at you in ...
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Cannot access Boot Camp partition after OS X reinstall

I've already used Boot Camp to install Windows on my computer. A while back I had to erase my hard drive and reinstall Mavericks. Once I did that my Windows portion still exist as a volume, but when I ...
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Can I access an OS X Yosemite Time Machine backup if I revert to OS X Mavericks?

I've had problems with Yosemite since I've installed it but I'm also wondering if it is even worth it to revert since I've done everything on Yosemite?
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Disk utility will not allow me to resize a partition on an unencrypted external hard drive

I want to back up a copy of Windows onto a new partition of external hard drive currently formatted in exFAT. I don't know how to use Windows, so I want to use my Mac (mid-2009 MacBook Pro, running ...
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How to force Mail to keep messages in their folder when copying – to a server – a folder that contains both messages and a subfolder

Environment Apple Mail 7.3 (1878.6) in OS X 10.9.5 (13F1507) with many folders stored locally. I began copying to IMAP servers – first to iCloud, then to the [Google Mail] area of Gmail. The ...
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MacBook Pro reboot twice every time I wake it up from sleep mode

I'm wondering if I need to migrate to Linux to have a functioning OS.. Anyway, my problem is present from Mavericks till El Capitan and is about rebooting twice every time I wake my MacBook Pro from ...
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Enable calculation history on OS X Calculator app?

Is there a way to display the calculation history, like what is done in real calculators with a register tape?
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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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Function keys Magic Keyboard not bound correctly

I just bought the new Magic Keyboard. On my Mac mini with Mac OS X El Capitan the function keys worked perfectly, but on my iMac still with Mavericks the function keys are not working... F12 for ...
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MacBook Pro 2008 stuck in OS X Mavericks installation

I want to make a clean OS X Mavericks install on a MacBook Pro 2008 (A1278). I don't have the installation disc anymore. Because the OS is already wiped out, I can only try (a) Recovery, (b) internet ...
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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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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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Can't reinstall OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks

I updated a 2009 MacBook to OS X 10.9.5. It was running a version of 10.9, but I don't recall which one. After the update, commands like ls went missing. I tried a Repair Permissions via Disk Utility, ...
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Browsers opens only https sites

I have OS X Mavericks on my Mac and 3 browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome). When I try to open any site I see only "connecting..", but when I try https sites it works fine! Ping and traceroute shows ...
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How much free space do I need to install Mavericks 10.9.4?

I have downloaded OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 which is 283 MB, and I have free space of 168 GB and I am getting an error as shown: