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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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Splitting user and system across multiple volumes

I'm migrating from a large HDD (1.25TB DIY Fusion Drive) to a pair of SSDs (256GB + 1TB). I want the 256GB one to mount as /, and the 1TB one to mount as /Users. In previous versions of OSX, you could ...
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How to write AND condition in Numbers

I have a dataset where I want to write a COUNTIFstatement in Numbers (Mavericks). Specifically I want to count if a number is between 16 and 30. So far I have tried: COUNTIF(test-array, ">15 AND &...
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Configuring custom keys on bluetooth keyboard

I have a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android similar to the one shown here at BestBuy. The one I have is older and isn't printed the same as either model shown on BestBuy's website, but it has the ...
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OS X Mavericks - Have to pull mouse down on full-screen app to see dock

Updated to Mavericks yesterday, pretty happy with the speed boost it brought, but I've run into one problem: Whenever I'm running a full-screen app, for example mail, and I want my dock to show, I ...
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Memory terminology in Mavericks Activity Monitory

In Mavericks, the Activity Monitor has changed its memory terminology. The columns available when viewing processes in the memory tab now include "Memory", "Real Memory", "Real Private Memory", "Real ...
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Is there software that implements John Siracusa's Spatial Finder concept?

Grumbling about how Apple wrecked the Finder when switching to OS X has been going on since OS X was first released. It's been ten years since John Siracusa outlined exactly how the Finder ought to ...
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What is the difference among the various event schedulers for OS X / Darwin?

I'm confused about the differences among the three (that I know of) tools for scheduling running of code on OS X / Darwin: cron launchcd pmset I understand that cron is largely deprecated, but it is ...
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How to remove dock shelf from Mavericks?

I installed OS X Mavericks, and the dock shelf has returned despite the hidden option to remove it from previous OS X upgrades. I've tried all the third party dock utility applications like Docker, ...
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Mass Load of Keyboard/Text mappings in Mavericks

Under System Preferences/Keyboard/Text, you can enter a list of "spelling corrections" which can easily act as a macro-replacement for quick typing. It is easy to enter them one-by-one, but is there ...
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Can I configure a task to run while my MacBook lid is closed?

Can I use pmset or a utility like Power Manager to have a task (such as an arbitrary script or backup) run at a specific time while my Mavericks MacBook Pro's lid is closed? Are there perhaps pmset ...
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How can I make existing permissions apply to new files?

I have an SSD that I have created two partitions on. The first is used for the OS X to install the OS (Mavericks) and the other to place all the source of code of my projects and data that I don't ...
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Keyboard remapping in OS X 10.9

Is it feasible to remap my keyboard mapping in OS X Mavericks? For example, I want to swap q and ` (backticks), since I don't require typing q too much and like to owe the position to another key, ...
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Wine missing libncurses.5.4.dylib

When I launch winecfg or some other executables, I get this terminal output- Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.5.4.dylib). It does not prevent programs from running, but it's just ...
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Mavericks: Can I create a second screen with keyboard shortcut like spaces allowed?

I upgrade some time ago but need spaces for the first time today. At the moment I can use Ctrl+← to get to the widgets pane, but I find I can't use either Ctrl+→ or Ctrl+[number] to get to another ...
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Slow and glitchy AirPlay under Mavericks

I have a mid-2011 iMac which could AirPlay video beautifully in and out of iTunes to my Apple TV before Mavericks. Now that I've installed OS X Mavericks 10.9 (13A603) I have latency issues. The audio ...
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Is it possible to have more waypoints in Maps.app on OSX?

Is it possible to have waypoints, or multiple destinations, when getting route directions in the Maps.app on OSX Mavericks? I would like to change the route like one can by dragging the route in ...
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Does Mavericks support OpenCL?

I installed the new OS X Mavericks and new Xcode on the "mid 2011" Macbook air. I run the code from this question, trying to test if the GPU supports OpenCL. But It seems to behave the same it ...
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How do I get my purchased books in Mavericks iBooks?

With the new iBooks for Mac I get all my books that I didn't buy in the iTunes store. But all books I did buy on the iTunes store, I don't get! When I go to the preferences and tell iBooks to sync ...
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OS X Migration Assistant can't see Time Machine drive

I've wiped my machine (to start over), and I'd like to restore some key files back (like pictures and stuff like that). However, when I connect my Time Machine drive and open Migration Assistant, it ...
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Automatic numbers superscripting in OS X Maverick and Pages 5

Is there any way to setup automatic superscripting in OS X Mavericks and Pages 5 (i.e 1st => 1st. Is there a 3th party plugin that implements that functionality?
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Mavericks - Safari 7 - BROKEN Animated GIF

Animated GIF are things of the past (remember 90's web site) ... but some cool kids are still using it : 9gag Well they are seriously broken when display in Safari 7 ... has anyone an idea. Running ...
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AppleShowAllFiles Command not working in Mavericks OS X 10.9

I have looked everywhere, but the command defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder and all variations thereof does not work since I upgraded to Mavericks. Why is this?? ...
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Best way to distribute script with low friction

I have helped a few friends recently with fixing a problem on OS X and I would like to turn it in to a script so I can send it to people instead of walking them through it. It consists of two steps: ...
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Weird logging behavior in Unix mail

I use Unix mail (Berkeley mail, /usr/bin/mail) on my iMac. It has just started behaving in strange ways. If I type ~v, to open an editor, I get [LogLevel VERBOSE] or sometimes [LogLevel DEBUG] and ...
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Keychain cleanup before sync

Would you recommend a cleanup of the keychain before activating iCloud Keychain sync.
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Any Keychain Access.app documentation?

Is there any documentation about the capabilities of the Keychain Access application included with OS X 10.9?
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Thunderbolt display “disconnects” after 17" MBP 2011 goes to sleep

My Thunderbolt display was working flawlessly until I upgraded my 2011 17" MBP to OS X 10.9. Now, when the MBP goes to sleep the display will not wake, the MBP wakes fine. The USB drive plugged into ...
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10.9: External monitor not recognised after monitor sleeps

This issue started happening after I updated to OSX Mavericks. I have an external monitor connected to my Macbook Pro (2010), and everything works just fine and dandy.. until my Mac doesn't have any ...
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Home directory associated with application—how can I undo this?

For some weird reason I don't understand my home directory got associated with a program (TextWrangler): Now every time I try to open my home directory in the Finder, TextWrangler gets started. How ...
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What are the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros?

I'm confused about the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros: PowerNap, App Nap, DarkWake, sleep, system sleep, display sleep, standby, hibernation, etc.? What do these terms mean and how ...
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Did Mavericks change the Mac's color profiles?

I just updated to Mavericks and noticed that the Skype icon in my dock is a deeper blue than it was before, and it looks like there's more contrast in general. Did the new version of OS X modify the ...
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Change the keys for changing windows gone in Mavericks

When I got my Mac-Mini, I've changed the cycle-through windows key from ⌘` to ⌘0 (since on the Hungarian keyboard layout I should press ⌘⌥ű, and never could remember which one is it from 5 other key.) ...
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Sharing an HFS+ volume from Mavericks to Windows 8

Does anyone know if it's at all possible to share an HFS+ volume from OSX 10.9 to Windows 8? (I'd like to try and isolate any plugins and or extensions to the Windows platform, and keep my OSX box as ...
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I just bought an iMac with Mavericks pre-installed, can i go back to Mountain Lion?

Just bought an iMac with Mavericks pre-installed and some of my software isn't working. After looking into it Mavericks is causing quite a few problems. Is there any way of reverting it back to ...
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\u2018 includes a whitespace character under Mac OS X

Regardless of whether I use the GNU version of printf--and regardless of whether I'm using the \u2018 escape sequence in printf or in nodejs's console.log--the unicode character ‘ is always ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks, mini-displayport vga no longer works

So yesterday I decided to perform the free upgrade to Mavericks, but when I came back today to use my computer, my external projector no longer gets a signal from my iMac. I can verify that the signal ...
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What MAC address should I use for my Thunderbolt Ethernet on a MBPR?

I use MAC addresses to assign static IPs on my network and have recently added a new MacBook Pro Retina with Thunderbolt adapters in stead of Ethernet ports. On the box one MAC address is given for ...
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High virtual memory and swap usage on mavericks

I'm really unsure why the Swap used is that high.. I'm not running anything now except for Firefox and there's still something causing that memory pressure. Is it normal(I doubt so)? If not, how ...
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iBooks on Mavericks Beachballs Whenever Text Styling Occurs

Whenever I want to change text styling in iBooks the app becomes unresponsive. I kill it in the terminal (killall iBooks), and then the system reports that CoreText.FontDownloadHelper has crashed. My ...
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How do you color code folders in Mavericks?

I used to be able to color code each folder in Finder. I know I can use tags in Mavericks, but is there a way to restore the ability to actually color code folders? Thanks.
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How can I move spaces between external monitors in Mavericks?

I have a new (late 2013) MBP that I use with an external monitor. Annoyingly, when I plug/unplug the monitor, arbitrary spaces end up being fixed to either the internal or external monitor. Going to ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 work with Bootcamp on MacbookPro running Mavericks?

I am trying to figure out if I can run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a boot camp partition with Mavericks. What drivers should I use? Are there any issues?
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How to sync up a folder in amazon S3 with people in Austria

My business is digital retouching here in the Pacific Northwest, and I have several photographers in Austria who I work with. Typically, both of us have macs running Maverick. I would like to have ...
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Sharing Wi-Fi between Apple products

Since I installed Mavericks, I cannot access internet (Eduroam) on my university, and they said are working on an solution (2 weeks ago) and I can't wait anymore, but my iPhone and iPad still can ...
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On OS X Mavericks, why does it always say my memory used is like 99% of my total memory?

I keep getting these results from Activity Monitor in Mavericks, where it seems like 99% of my memory is being used (where in the screenshot I have 10MB left). Am I just reading this wrong? How am I ...
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OS X Mavericks seems to be corrupting my sleep image

I've been running Mavericks and there seems to be some issue with sleeping. If I run the battery down to zero, the laptop automatically hibernates as usual. When I turn the laptop on, it boots, then ...
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Is it possible to use US English keyboard layout with dead keys in Mavericks similar to those from Windows and Linux?

I read here that "The standard U.S. layout has a few dead key stated under ⌥". Does that mean that pressing Alt+that key would make that key act as a dead one? I am looking for a layout that uses ...
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Moving a folder copies it, no longer moves it

I changed permissions on a folder to allow another user of that same computer, so they could access it while logged in. I wanted to then move that folder (formerly in Pictures folder) to the Shared ...
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Keyboard shortcuts have gone screwy since Mavericks upgrade

Something weird has happened to my keyboard shortcuts since I upgraded to OSX Mavericks. Command-Option-V, which I was using before my upgrade to cut and paste (i.e. move) files in Finder, now blacks ...
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Mac won't finish logging in after restart, must shut down to login completely

Not sure if this is a duplicate question (I haven't been able to find a question dealing with this yet). Here's my problem: Currently on OSX Mavericks. I restart my machine. It shuts down and starts ...