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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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brew link error

many times I do brew install and I keep getting error unable to link, and brew doesnt give what it is not able to link to, it does tell what it is able to, time back I manually did it but now I forgot,...
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what is located under /var directory?

Today I was checking running processes and found a process running as root from this location, I am on osx maverics. I wanted to know what kind of process might be that's running from /var folder that ...
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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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How to restore user account from different boot?

So I did something dumb and now I'm locked out of my Mavericks partition on my MacBook. The dumb thing I did, specifically, was trying to change the user folder using the Directory Utility app, which ...
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Is there any way to run a PowerPC video game (Call Of Duty United Offensive) on Mavericks?

My MacBook is running Mavericks (10.9.5). I dug out my old "Call Of Duty United Offensive" video game and thought I'd give it a whirl. Turns out it's PowerPC based and Mavericks does not have ...
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How to bring OS X native Digital Camera RAW support from 10.11 El Capitan to 10.9 Mavericks?

I work on an old Mac Pro and Mavericks 10.9 seems the best system for me. However Apple is not updating Digital Camera RAW support for Mavericks and so does not support my new digital camera, a Nikon1 ...
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How can I get Safari to set kMDItemWhereFroms when using “Save Image to Downloads”?

Specifically in Safari 9.0: when I save an image via right clicking and selecting Save image as... I can specify the downloads folder and the kMDItemWhereFrom data is saved just fine, as revealed both ...
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Uninstalling freetds from OS X Mavericks

Does anyone know how to uninstall freetds from OS X? I have installed it from source by following instructions: tar zxvf freetds-stable.tgz cd freetds-'0.91' ./configure --prefix=/usr/local ...
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How do I open port 5672 in OS X 10.9.5?

I'd like to allow users on my local network to access the RabbitMQ server that's running on my Mac. I tried adding pass in proto tcp from any to any port 5672 to /etc/pf.conf, applying the rule and ...
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Network issues between El Capitan and Mavericks

I've just updated to El Capitan from Yosemite on my main machine. If I connect to a 10/100 router, I can get a 100Mbit/s link to it. However, if I connect to a Mavericks machine over a LAN cable (...
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Two Safari's at once?

The goal is to have two (or more) versions of Safari accessible on my mac at the same time. I know this is possible because I have done it with iMovie 9. I now can run iMovie 9 and the latest version ...
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Make Finder Windows Tiny

Is it possible to set OSX to allow tiny finder windows? The minimum window size on 10.9.5 is 452 x 294. On a 30" monitor, 452 x 294 is still much larger than I need; wasting screen real estate. On ...
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Mac Mini Invisible File Problem

I've got an issue where after moving a file from the desktop a shared location (mac mini) the file doesn't appear. After duplicating the file, both the copy and the original file appear so it's not ...
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Is VMware Fusion 5.0.5 compatible with OS X El Capitan?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro along with VMware Fusion 5.0.5. I want to upgrade to OS X EL Capitan. Will version 5.0.5 of VMware Fusion be compatible?
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Where do closed notes in OS X Notes app go?

When you close a note in the OS X 10.9 Notes app it leaves no trace, there's no warning and no revert. It's just appears to be gone. Very unMac like to me. It's in user interface design 101 that if ...
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How to improve spell check in OS X

When I write a letter my workflow is like this. I type sentence. Some words end up underlined red. I right click on the underlined words and select the correct spelling. The problem is that the ...
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Reverting back to Mavericks from El Capitan

Ever since I downloaded El Capitan I have lost the ability to Drag & Drop photos into Pages documents I am creating. Also in Pages, Certificate templates, for example, are not able to be edited. ...
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Not able to open print setup in my mac. I use OS X EI Captain 10.11.1

I am not able to open print setup. When I Open Print Queue, i get the following screen I am not even able to given double sided printout. Please help me out Basically, I want to give back to back ...
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Samsung SSD 830 disappears

A Samsung SSD 830 installed on a MacBookPro 2011 with Mavericks 9.5 was chugging along nicely until a file save action generated the coloured beachball ... and nothing else was active. I initially ...
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I accidentally deleted the App Store.app

I accidentally deleted the App Store.app, I've tried to reinstall the OS X but it takes too long. So I canceled it. Does anyone have the App Store.app that I can download? BTW I'm on 10.9.5.
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Should I have to pay for Garage Band if I bought my iMac with OS X 10.8? [duplicate]

I've recently started a project that's going to entail using GarageBand. I'd heard it was free, and I searched it in Spotlight. Just to clarify, I am currently running El Capitan. Lo and behold, it ...
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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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How to determine public temp directory on OS X to be write-accessible by www server?

I've MAMP running httpd server as _www and I'd like to assign the temporary directory as part of the shell script (bash). I've tried to use $TMPDIR as per these posts: How do I find the 'temp' ...
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Errors with the Apple Help Indexer

A coworker is having problems generating the search for a Chinese help system in the Apple Help Indexer 4.3. The HTML pages are encoded as GB2312. When she creates the index, she gets many “...
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Fixing multiple Users permissions

In a classroom environment after a month without issues all of the sudden everyone is getting locked out of their folders, including my local admin user. What works is logging into each user, ...
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Download 'El Capitan', 'Mavericks' or 'Yosemite' from external link

The HDD of my MacBook Pro (2012) dies and I bought a new one. The problem is that I don't have another Mac to download the OS from Apple Store... Someone know from where can I download the OS El ...
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Downgrade from El Capitan to Mavericks

I upgraded my MacBook Air early 2014 to El Capitan from Yosemite. I'm encountering random lags , especially while app switching. Is downgrading to OS X Mavericks possible ? (My MBA came preinstalled ...
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Getting error when update mac os from Mavericks (10.9.5) to El Capitan (Latest version)

I want to update my mac mini OS from Maverics to EI Capitan. When i click on Get button at that time it will give a error message. For better understanding i attached screen shot of the error message....
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How can I upgrade to any macOS version that is no longer available in the Apple app store?

I am using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) that is running macOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I avoided upgrading to macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) when it was first released because of all of the stability issues surrounding ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro (late 2013, Retina) crashing?

So...my Mac had a spinning beach ball of death (SBBOD), and has been having these about once a day for the past two weeks. :-( I manually turned off my computer (held power key), waited ~3 minutes, ...
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Will Safari preserve my windows and tabs across an OS update?

I have a(n embarrassingly) large number of windows and tabs open in Safari on Mavericks right now, which I'd like to save, and I'd also like to do an OS upgrade sometime this week. I have "restore ...
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Updating Yosemite 10.10.5 ? on iMac

I want to update my iMac OS X Mavericks Version 10.9.5 to OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Do I need to backup my files ? or not ?. I'm afraid to update it because I don't want to erase my important files. I'm ...
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How to package and distribute a Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ukele to create a new keyboard for my language. I can't find information regarding how to distribute it so that users can easily install and use it.
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Spotlight Privacy

Is there a way to tell Apple's content indexer to ignore a folder and its children by creating a file (similar to robots.txt) in the root of the folder to be ignored? I don't want the folder to be ...
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Privacy fail? Spotlight shows the Safari pages read by other user accounts

Suppose you have two family members using the same computer, each with their own user account (Jack and Jill). Jill opens a page in her Safari browser (in her user account) for say: "Pregnancy test"...
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USB keyboard temporarily not responding after wake from sleep

I have a USB Keyboard connected to my 2012 MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.5. I use the computer in closed-lid mode and connected to a monitor. Often, but not always, when I wake the computer from sleep,...
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How to reset Mac App Store (to factory defaults)?

On Mavericks the Mac App Store started to hang right after start (when accesing menu, to be exact). How to reset it? I.e. remove some configuration files that drive the store into improper state?
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After I traveled abroad, my Mac thinks I'm in the wrong timezone

I have selected the option to set the time zone base on my current location. It correctly detects my location (London), but it still keeps the time as New York time. See screenshot image. This is ...
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How do I uninstall the Proxinator Security Agent Plugin?

A while ago, using OS X Mavericks, I installed an OS X utility named Proxinator, which was supposed to allow me to lock and unlock my Mac by proximity sensing my iPhone using bluetooth and a companion ...
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Time Machine restore to new partition, different computer

I split my macpro disk into 2 partitions. I wish to continue to use partition 1 as a 10.6.8 (Mountain Lion) system. I wish restore everything (O/S, data, etc.) from a Time Machine backup, from a ...
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Closing Preview documents without confirmation dialog AND without quitting Preview

Is there any way to close "Untitled" Preview documents without getting the confirmation dialog box (where it asks "Do you want to save the changes made to the document ....?")? I don't want to just ...
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Where to find app which opens on startup, but it's not in Users & Groups?

I've this annoying application popping up on startup (called ZipCloud) which seems to be installed without my knowledge (along with other app) and I wanted to get rid of it. I understand I can ...
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Beats1 on Mac doesn’t start unless I logout

Every time I try to listen to Beats1 in iTunes on Mac, I have to log out and log back in, otherwise it doesn’t start. It has absolutely no problem starting if I’m freshly logged in, but if I quit ...
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Installing Mavericks on brand new Macbook with Yosemite? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new MacBook Pro. However, it simply MUST be able to have a different operating system to Yosemite installed, as I need it to work with some hardware which is no longer supported with ...
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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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add music to itunes library (.itl) without itunes?

I use the iTunes library primarily from another application. Are there any methods, preferably automated, to add music to the iTunes Library — i e the .itl file, not only the .xml — without actually ...
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How do I prevent my PPP connection from disconnecting when it's idle?

I've installed a Huawei-based "surf stick" (a USB stick with a mobile/wireless modem inside) as a backup internet connection in case my main connection goes down. I've configured it as a PPP ...
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How to fix GUID hard drive corrupted to MBR

I am on OS X 10.9.5 with a late 2013 iMac. I have a 3TB hard drive that has an unusual problem. It is a Western Digital 3TB Red WD30EFRX. I formatted it with two partitions, both 1.5TB. One was a ...
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Why OS X says a low free space, despite having 25GB free?

I've the following entry in log: 24/08/2015 18:00:32.197 com.apple.mtmd[55]: attempting to thin because of low free space on Macintosh HD (/) by removing 2015-08-24 16:57:54 +0100, estimate 0 bytes ...
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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?!