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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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/usr/bin Permission change OSX 10.9 Mavericks [closed]

I am trying to set up Java on Xcode and it needs to access /usr/bin/java at some point. But I cannot get hold of this folder and I get this message: The folder “java” can’t be opened because you don’t ...
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How do I install JDK 1.6 in Mavericks?

When I upgrade to Mavericks, it uninstalls Java 1.6. I can install Java 7, but for some applications and development work, I still need access to Java 6. How can I reinstall Java 6 in Mavericks? ...
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Cmd+Tab does not work on hidden or minimized windows

When I want to switch between windows using Cmd+Tab it does not work with hidden or minimized windows. I can see the icons of these windows in the application switcher but choosing them does nothing. ...
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Mavericks input source is set to US keyboard in login screen

I'm from Belgium, and on my own user account, the input source is set to a Belgian (actually French) keyboard. The input sources menu is enabled in the menu bar, so I can switch it to the Belgian ...
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Font of calendar in Preference pane of macOS

What font is used in the calendar of macOS Date & Time preference pane? Like the left box of this image, where it says Nov 2018 and Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa and 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 ....
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How can I repair a disk that Disk Utility says it can't repair?

I have an external hard-disk with a single Mac OS Extended partition. This disk stopped working couple of days ago. I tried to repair the partition with disk utility but no luck. The error message is ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 S/N 1278. no start up disk OS X MAVERICK not able to install

I recently had the grey screen of death, unable to find the disk on utilities using the Cmd + R and option buttons to access. Have a stable internet and get the spinning globe. Tried time machine back ...
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Force URL link to open with a specific browser

I've created a URL link in my dock, however, the link only opens with the default browser. I have safari, Firefox, and chrome (latest being the default) installed in my machine. I'm wondering if ...
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Disable system-wide ctrl-click as right-click in Mavericks

Disabling ctrl+click as right-click is useful because: Many web app rely on ctrl+click (typically for multiple selection). There is little use for this combo (mice have 2+ buttons and trackpad ...
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What versions of OS X support 'Find My Mac'?

I am running a clean install of OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and can't seem to locate the 'Find my Mac' feature that I have seen on my friend's machine. What versions of OS X support 'Find My Mac'?
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Hard drive Ejects itself while running ddrescue

I don't know who to blame apple or ddrescue. So Sorry if this is in the wrong place! :) I have Macbook pro Intel core I7 running Maverick Failed 120Gb HDD (really old... more than 8 years I think) ...
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App for Blocking Website in Safari (For Productivity Purposes)

Are there any apps on OS X that can block certain websites ('time-wasting ones') for a certain interval? Preferably works for Safari.
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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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Trying to find the board ID for Mac Pro 1,1 (no OS currently installed, can't access terminal)

I'm trying to install Mavericks on an old MacPro1,1 (This one), and I need the correct board ID to properly configure the USB install. I currently do not have any OS installed on the HDD, so I cann't ...
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How to disable the SpeedStep when using MacBook Pro without a battery?

First of all, the specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB RAM The Problem Recently, my battery randomly died and I had to disconnect it, ...
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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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New printer only visible in some applications

I installed a couple of new printers via System preferences -> Printers & Scanners -> + -> IP. They work just fine from some applications. For example from adobe reader or inkscape I can ...
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Copying and pasting text between applications without style

When pasting text, some applications (Chrome, Microsoft Office, etc.) will do what they can to re-render copied text with style, and some of those applications do not appear to offer an option to ...
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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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Password dialog box differs between Macs

I upgraded a Mac in my lab (23" iMac) to Lion. My MacBook Pro (mid 2007) is running Mountain Lion. For some reason the iMac is showing a different user password screen than my MBP - I can't figure out ...
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Is there a way to make the Function keys act as standard keys with a Logitech K811 keyboard?

I changed the Fn key on my Macbook Pro to actually work in the reverse way (so, just hitting the F1 key actually sends the "Function 1" signal, rather than the brightness decrease signal when the Fn ...
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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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“iTunes can’t verify the identity of the server …” after a Security Update in Mavericks or upgrade to El Capitan

Prior to the security update released early April my system was working fine. After that, I'm getting invalid certificates everywhere: iTunes says "iTunes can’t verify the identity of the server “...
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Custom LaunchAgent is not loaded after reboot in Mavericks

I created a launchd plist to automatically runs a shell script every day at 2 am. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www....
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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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Mavericks: Enable virtual keyboard on login screen

How can the virtual keyboard be enabled at the login screen? On Windows it is really easy, but I haven't found to way of enabling it on a Mac.
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How to change OSX System (Default) Shortcuts?

In OSX (now is Mavericks), how to change the System Default Shortcuts, for example which are currently like: Command + Shift + Q .. for current User Logout. Command + Q .. for current (active) ...
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Enabling OS X 10.9 support on 10.8 (Mountain Lion)?

My MacBook Pro is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and I have been literally advised by an authorised vendor not to install 10.9 due to its bugs. (I would appreciate not to be given the advise to ...
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How can I install the latest Google Chrome on Mac OS X Mavericks?

Google Chrome updated itself as 67.0: and then, when I restart, Google Chrome reports itself as "outdated" and brought me to a download page, and let me download a .dmg image. After I mount it and ...
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How do I move a folder in 10.9 Mavericks?

I am trying to move a large (100GB+) folder from the Desktop into a subfolder on the Desktop. When I drag and drop, it invokes a copy, and I do not want to wait an hour while it goes through with this ...
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How to keep apps open in full screen OS X 10.9

I have been trying to find a way to keep my windows opening in full screen mode. I have tried to open them in full screen and then close them without resizing the screen, but then when I restart my ...
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Using bash/terminal to get number of battery recharge cycles

I would like to get the number of recharge cycles using bash (terminal commands). I understand the following command will display all of the battery data, but I want the cycle count on its own ioreg -...
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Missing a lot of options from Finder's right click context menu

No idea what caused this or why it's happening, but when I right click something in Finder I'm missing a lot of the standard options that should be there (dropbox options, labels, etc). I've ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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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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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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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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How to hide all file extensions in subdirectories of a given folder?

I know that I can open the file information dialogue (Get Info) for several files at once using ⌘⌥I and hide/unhide file extensions. How do I accomplish this for all files in a directory tree (...
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Mac (OS X 10.9.2) no longer saving screen shots

When I try to take a screen shot (Command + Control + Shift + 4) I hear the camera shutter sound but no image appears on my desktop. I Googled the problem and tried to change the saving location ...
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broken EFI / missing space after re-partitioning — using mavericks 10.9.5

I have a few problems with a 2012 era macbook air. the first problem, and i'm not sure how to go about fixing this, is an issue i'm dealing with re: EFI. When i select the hard drive in disk utility ...
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Cannot add wireless network in Mavericks in System Preferences

I accidentally deleted the wifi connection on my macbook pro (I went to System Preference > Network, i tried to delete a VPN but accidentally deleted the WIFI connection as well). Now if I add a WIFI ...
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Switch between instances of apps in full screen?

I can use command tab to switch between apps, and command tilde to switch between windows of the same app (for example, a regular window and an incognito window of Chrome). However, when I full ...
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Sync custom App Shortcuts via iCloud

I know that with Mavericks and iOS 7, iCloud syncs text shortcuts automatically across devices. Does iCloud also sync custom Application specific Shortcuts across Macs? Application specific ...
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iMac 2008 24" 3.06 ONLY starts in Windows SafeMode

In Mavericks I get a reboot immediately on the grey screen after Verbose. Same in Safe mode with shift key down. Will start to Target screen. (but don't have a compatible computer to connect to) Will ...
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Convert single unicode character to png image

I need to convert a Unicode character (e.g. ⦿; CIRCLED BULLET; U+29BF) to a PNG image for use within a reporting tool (Crystal Reports). I need to preserve the font, size, and formatting of the ...
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Typing >console in username box—nothing shows up until cancelled

When I type >console into the username box on the login screen, the computer seems to freeze for a very long time. Then I press ^C^C^C^C^D^C^D^D^D^C^D and eventually the computer unfreezes—but ...
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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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Finder open new Finder tab in the same directory

Is it possible to configure finder in Mavericks to open new tab (by clicking plus sign or cmd+t) in the same directory by default?
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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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Error opening a zip file: No such file or directory?

After 25 years on PCs I am delighting in learning all I can about working with my new Mac and OS X Mavericks. I tried just now to open a zip file but was interrupted with an Archive Utility dialog: ...