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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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Are pre-release minor versions of OS X stable? [closed]

I'm curious about how stable are pre-release versions of minor software updates (OSX 10.9.1-pre, for example) for everyday use in production. Had anyone encountered any bugs with pre-release versions ...
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FaceTime Calls from Contacts Only?

Is there a way to only allow facetime calls from people in your address book?
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VirtualBox: run OS X inside OS X

I am using Oracle VirtualBox to run OS X inside OS X. This entails running OS X on Mac-branded hardware so does not break any license agreements. I am following the instructions on this site: http://...
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Very slow OS responsiveness, excessive console error messages (1 per second)

I have a Mac Mini OSX Mountain Lion (now Mavericks) with 8GB of ram. I am a software developer and don't run extremely intensive applications concurrently on the system or anything that should be TOO ...
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How to get iPhoto to resume recognizing already imported pictures after Mavericks upgrade

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, I was unpleasantly surprised when I plugged in my camera SD card to try to upload a few new picture I have taken. I always keep the photos on my SD card as a ...
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After 10.9 upgrade, settings keep getting deleted

Got an exceedingly odd one here. I have installed 10.9 on four machines now and each time I have seen it wipe out the login.keychain and sometimes after that it also wiped out some preferences, but ...
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Repeatedly asked to install firmware update 1.8

In the last few days I have seen the same update keep appearing in my App Store updates list. The details are: Software Update: MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.8 "This update address a rare issue ...
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is it possible to get finder to automatically create a folder with the same icon as the parent parent folder?

I have a folder with a custom icon, and was wondering if there was any way I could get all folders within it to automatically get the same custom folder icon, that way I don't have to keep changing ...
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Automator Localization issue?

I have some difficulties understanding what's wrong in Automator: I used to launch a short automator script with an exiftool command to organize my pictures by folders: exiftool -v '-Directory < ...
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Single-purpose app to prevent .DS_Store creation under Mavericks

Asepsis is currently not working under Mavericks. It's, in my knowledge, the only single-purpose app existing for this job. Therefore, what is the less intrusive solution to prevent .DS_Store creation ...
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Unable to boot into anything but single user mode

Last night I upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks (mid 2009 macbook pro). Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but it resulted in an extremely long and unstable boot process. If I was ...
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MicroSD cards stopped working after OSX 10.9 installation, why?

I don't know yet whether this is a problem with OSX 10.9 but I am unable to read the cards in my MBA after installation of 10.9. Any solution for this yet?
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What is the partition size needed for The Mavericks install disk?

I will setup a USB key to install Mavericks. I would like to know the needed size of the partition to install Mavericks.
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Mavericks InstallESD.dmg MD5 checksum

I've just downloaded OS X Mavericks on a Mac. I'm trying to convert the file: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app\Contents\SharedSupport\InstallESD.dmg contained inside the download to a ....
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Mavericks Random Spinning Beach Ball appears for less than a second and then goes away

Ever since upgrading to Mavericks v 10.9.0, the swirly beach ball of death shows up randomly for a split second, even if nothing is currently loading. Is anyone else experiencing this problem or is ...
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Adding an IMAP account without saving emails locally in Mail 7.0

I want to add an IMAP-account to Mail. Since I've used this account for many years, it contains thousands of emails and archive folders, and I really don't want to fill up my SSD with that. I couldn'...
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Localhost Forbidden

I've read many posts and articles on how to fix this but I'm at a loss as to why nothing I try is working! I have a number of vhosts setup in my document root which are working fine but for some ...
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How do I use AFP with Back To My Mac?

When my Macbook and home Mac were running Mountain Lion, I used Back To My Mac to get to my home system and it showed me all of my drives if I logged in with my normal account credentials. Since I've ...
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No more notification for iMessage with Mavericks

I did the upgrade to Mavericks few days ago. I noticed a problem with my iMessage app : I don't get any notification when I received a new message (neither alert, nor badges on the icon in the Dock). ...
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Cover flow doesn't update after I delete a file

I have a folder with images. I'm viewing it in cover flow mode. After I delete an item, the preview stays the same and no longer reflects the currently highlighted item. Is this a bug, is there a ...
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Dragging files onto desktop causes Finder window to unwantedly open

Every time I drag a file onto my desktop, my finder folder opens. This is new to OS X 10.9 Mavericks. How do I disable this behavior?
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Some applications are no longer launchable, due to their format being incorrect

Recently some applications have started failing to open when double clicked. I rebooted into the rescue OS, repaired my FS (no errors that I could see) and booted back into the latest Mavericks. I ...
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“IOSurface seed changed” warnings in console

In Console.app, in the System logging section, I'm seeing messages like this, at a rate of roughly one per second: 19:09:38 kernel: Warning: IOSurface 00000236 seed changed while owned by an ...
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Can I turn off all notifications?

In the system preferences, I've set all of them to "None" for the various applications, but I'm still seeing things like software updates and battery status there in pop-ups in the top-right corner of ...
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Spotlight does not index folders or subfolders

After upgrading to OS X 10.9, spotlight only show result for files but not folders. I have checked the preferences and also reindex the parenting folder by adding and removing it to the privacy tab. ...
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What is this mysterious floating menu bar?

Ever since I upgraded to Mavericks, a mysterious, floating menubar has appeared on my desktop. As you can see from the two screenshots below, it is there when I have many apps open and when I exit as ...
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Launchpad apps in folders limit - OS X

I was wondering if there is anyway to remove the Launchpad limit for apps in folders. I'm looking for having one folder for all apps under the same category but Launchpad is limiting me to only 28 ...
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Macbook not discovering Apple TV for Airplay after Mavericks update

After updating my Macbook to Mavericks, the system is not longer discovering the Apple TV. What is the problem?
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How to update Time Machine's recovery partition?

The backup disk used by Time Machine has a recovery partition you can boot from. Since I started using Time Machine with OS X Snow Leopard, the recovery disk is a Snow Leopard recovery disk, and will ...
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If I use Apple Tv as a separate display on Mavericks will it transfer sound

I want to get an apple tv, so I can wirelessly use my tv as a separate monitor, now with mavericks I know this is supported. I was wondering if this means I can also transfer any sounds from my ...
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Activity Monitor in Mavericks “Show Memory Usage” dock icon gone?

I just purchased a new MacBook Pro with Mavericks installed and noticed that Activity Monitor doesn't have the "Show Memory Usage" dock icon option anymore. I really liked this option since I used it ...
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Removing the builtin command-line utilities from PATH, zsh

Okay, so I'm a Linux power user, that is I feel most at home when I have access to the command-line, and I'm very much used to using GNU coreutils, so now that I've installed GNU coreutils on Mac OS X ...
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Are there Korean keyboard layouts for OSX 10.9 that mimic the iOS 7 Korean layout?

On my iOS7 devices (iPhone 5, iPad Air), I added a Korean keyboard and I can operate it effectively. On the Macbook Air, I added the "3-Set Korean" input source and I cannot operate it effectively. (...
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Increasing The Size Of The Mouse Pointer In OS X Mavericks?

Is there a way to change the size of the mouse pointer to make it easier to see, as sometimes when "surfing", I find it smaller than it needs to be on the screen ?
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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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From Mavericks to Snow Lion: how to get back? [duplicate]

I upgraded from Snow Lion to Mavericks and just found out that I can't sync my address book and calendar between my iMac and iPhone (3GS) using iTunes. I'm not using iCloud and not willing to use it ...
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Pinning desktops to monitors in 10.9

Is there a way to pin desktops to monitors like you can pin app windows to desktops? Specifically my problem is I use a macbook and plug and unplug my external monitor a few times a day. Rearranging ...
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OSX keyboard shortcut for 'show all'

How can I activate the 'Show all' or back button in a system preference dialog in OSX? E.g.
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Change Terminal Theme for Developing

I just got an iMac and wanted to change the default terminal to, what i believe, is a theme. I saw it a while ago and i'm not finding it. Screenshot below. You can find a video from Yeoman using it ...
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I've bought Mountain Lion, but where can I download it now?

With the release of Mavericks, Mountain Lion seems to have disappeared from the AppStore. At least I could not find anything. According to this thread: It's still possible to buy OS X Mountain ...
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Connection very slow on Mavericks

I have a Macbook Pro middle 2010. I had Mountain Lion till yesterday when I decided that today I would have "upgraded" to Mavericks. With Mountain Lion everything worked fine until 5am tonight when ...
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Want to do clean install of Mavericks - do I need older OS on computer?

I want to do a clean, clear install of Mavericks on my MB Pro. And I'm confused. The Mavericks page on Apple.com says I need to have Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard already installed. But then I'...
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Mac-to-Mac VPN Xcode speed: AFP vs VNC

I connect from home-Mac to work-Mac over VPN. Then I have 2 options in Finder: VNC: screen-share (restricts you to work-monitors' resolution) AFP: mount the work-directory, then open the Xcode ...
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20Gb of sleepimage OSX Mavericks

I realized that I'm always I receive a message informing that my startup disk is almost full. So I used the "Disk Inventory" App to know what was happening. My sleepimage was bigger than 20Gb, I read ...
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Aperture 3 Library from pre Mavericks to Mavericks

I made a backup from all my files including my Aperture library. After moving to Mavericks (clean install), there is a new Aperture version and I am not able to import my old library getting the ...
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Selectively installing MS Office 2011 components

I've searched here and all over support.microsoft.com without success to find the answer to the following question: I am looking to purchase Office 2011 from either Amazon or directly from MS. With ...
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Dock stack with multiple folders

I like to have a stack in my dock with my applications folder in it, but some applications (especially games installed by Steam) appear in my ~/Applications folder, instead of my /Applications folder. ...
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Can't add a printer on Mavericks

I'm trying to use an Epson Workforce 840 over Wifi with Mac OS X 10.9. This Mac has never used the printer before. I've tried going through the usual steps but it's not working. My Mac sees the ...
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Desktop refreshing icons every 15 seconds or so

I've been on Mavericks since it was open to the general public. But yesterday it started frequently refreshing he desktop icons, over and over again, possibly every 10-15 seconds. It's very strange. ...