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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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How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app?

How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app? In OS X 10.8 there was a setting for this in the app’s Preferences pane, but in OS X 10.9 that doesn’t seem to be ...
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Enabling Intel VT on Macbook Pro 9,2 (Mid 2012)

I want to enable (if it's not) Intel VT-x to speed up the Android emulator. How can I see if it's enabled and if not how to do it ?
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Javaws unable to locate JRE on 10.9 Mavericks

From the command line, running javaws results in the message: $ javaws No Java runtime present, requesting install. Unable to locate a Java Runtime to invoke. $ java -version java version "1.7.0_40" ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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My 2,5 year old Macbook Pro wakes from sleep every other hour after installing Mavericks

Okay so, I own a 2,5 year old (Early 2011) Macbook Pro which works just fine. After the release of Mavericks I decided to reinstall it from scratch since I had been upgrading it step-by-step since ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks keeps jumping to the first desktop [duplicate]

My screen (desktop/spaces) keeps jumping to the first "desktop". There are no running apps on that desktop (except finder). After the first few times this happened I pressed ⌘ Cmd-⌥ Opt-⎋ Esc and ...
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How to sync contacts between iCloud and Gmail with Mavericks [duplicate]

The question is not about enabling the new two-way gmail syncing on Mavericks, or how to activate the iCloud one. What I'm trying to do is just to sync the two. Manually I could from time to time ...
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Finder windows keeps turning off and on [duplicate]

All of a sudden my Finder windows keeps disappearing and reappearing every 30 seconds or so. I restarted the computer, and emptied the trash can as some Google search suggested, but none of them ...
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Will Upgrading to Mavericks Slow My System? [duplicate]

I have a 2010 iMac and I'm considering upgrading to Mavericks. Will I notice any significant decreases in speed? My specs:
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Core Apps Not Launching After Installing OS X Mavericks

I Installed OS X Mavericks about a week ago, It worked fine at first but all of a sudden no core Apps will load. Mail, iCal, App Store, Maps, iMessage all quit and log a console message "Exited with ...
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Why is the Caching service stuck waiting for push token and never starts on OS X Server (Mavericks)?

I've installed OS X Server app on a Mid-2007 iMac running OS X Mavericks. The installation was successful, but the Caching server doesn't start. The Server application graphically indicates that the ...
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10.9 Contacts.app doesn’t sync one contacts card with iCloud

Contacts.app in 10.9 says "Some server contacts could not be copied to this address book." iCloud.com shows 499 contacts iOS shows 499 contacts 10.9 shows 498 contacts is there a way to fix this or ...
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Tagging system files

I noticed that system files and folders cannot be tagged using the UI in Finder and I am wondering whether there is a workaround – Terminal based or otherwise. There are a number of system files I'd ...
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Panning with two fingers in Preview (OS X Mavericks)

Just updated to Mavericks. Has anyone else a scrolling issue in Mavericks? I used to be able to pan across a page that's zoomed in with two fingers scrolling, but now this same move turns pages, ...
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Does Safari on OS X Mavericks Ignore Browsing History Preferences?

I have posted in greater detail about this on a blog post at https://browserprivacy.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/does-safari-on-os-x-mavericks-ignore-browsing-history-preferences/ but this excerpt is the ...
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Migrate from OS X 10.9 back to 10.8.5

I made the mistake of thinking OS X 10.9 Mavericks was an improvement over 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and my system now is slugish, applications constantly crash, and it's generally horrible. I would like ...
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How do I stop App Store multiple downloads

I upgraded to Mavericks a couple of days ago. Yesterday I "upgraded" Numbers and Pages (incidentally don't do this - they have LESS functionality). Now App Store is trying to download Numbers and ...
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OS X Mavericks: Disabling Smart Zoom In Safari?

“Smart Zoom” is a feature of the new version of Safari in OS X Mavericks and it’s triggered with a simple double-tap on the track pad. Whilst very useful for quickly zooming in and out of websites etc,...
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Fink help!! Not installing in Mavericks!

I just installed OS X Mavericks on my Mac. Now I'm trying to install Fink via the instructions here I have gone up to this line command: ./bootstrap But after that I am not able to run this line ...
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List view in Apps section of iTunes?

I've got two mac and both are running last version of OS X and iTunes but there's a little difference that I hate and I don't know how to solve: These are the possible views of the Apps section in ...
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Parsing dates in Mavericks

I'm sure this used to be valid: $ date -d"2013-10-12T09:23:28+0100" +%h usage: date [-jnu] [-d dst] [-r seconds] [-t west] [-v[+|-]val[ymwdHMS]] ... [-f fmt date | [[[mm]dd]HH]MM[[cc]yy][.ss]]...
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Terminal goes slow after install Mavericks OS

After I've update my OS to Mavericks. Terminal goes really slow, I've found out that the problem must be from Xcode. While I remove Xcode from my computer terminal works fine, and after I installed ...
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TarPit not working in Mavericks

One of my favorite applications appears not to be working after making the upgrade to Mavericks. I am referring to TarPit which creates easily archives for me. I just loved this application since on ...
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How to disable “Fast Start” in Safari?

In Mavericks’ Safari, the “feature” named “Fast Start” begins to load the first result of the search typed in the search bar. How can I disable such folly ?
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Mavericks - terminal change default printer paper size

I've been using the following terminal command to set the current default printer paper size to a custom paper size defaults write com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs DefaultPaperID -string 154x216 ...
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Reset AFP permissions after uninstalling Mavericks Server?

I just uninstalled Mavericks Server by dragging it to the trash and I'm finding that my AFP server no longer has access to serve files from the root of each drive. Can anyone help restore the default ...
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Can't send mail using Mail.app since update to Mavericks

One morning Mail on my Mac was working perfectly. At noon, I upgraded to Mavericks, then I could not send mails anymore! I could read my mails but not send them (though I changed nothing in the ...
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iPhone 'steals' email from OSX mail

I'm having an odd problem with my Comcast emails. I have 2 comcast emails. Messages are received "theoretically" on both my mac(Mavericks) and iphone (ios 7). On one of the emails (named: "Comcast2") ...
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Mavericks and App nap

One thing i've been wondering about is how Mavericks handles flash etc.... In the demo that Craig F did on stage, he hid a browser video (or animation) behind another window and then the activity ...
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Disable “Tags” prompt in OS 10.9 Save dialog

In Mavericks, the Save dialog now offers the ability to add Tags to the file you're saving: Supposing I want to remove this prompt, likely by running a shell command involving defaults write com....
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Keynote no longer free on my OS X Mavericks

I received "You have iWork apps for OS X Mavericks available." notification and went to install the suite from the App Store. Keynote was stuck on waiting, so I clicked the 'x' icon and now it has ...
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I updated to Mavericks — now my G5 is so slow I can't stand it! [closed]

Everything takes time now since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks. Starting applications, switching from monitor to monitor, sending mail, downloading mail, typing... you name it, there is a beach ball for ...
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Maverick - Disable external keyboard during sleep

I have a MacBook Pro (model 10.1) with OsX Maverick. When I press the power button the Mac goes to sleep mode. It's possible to wake up from it by pressing any key on the internal keyboard. That's ...
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Numbers has stopped showing up in Launchpad

Numbers has stopped showing up in Launchpad. How can I add it back?
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When am I allowed to drag a space/app between displays?

When I go into "Mission Control" mode, some full-screen apps and other spaces can be dragged between my two displays, and some cannot -- they just stop at the edge. I haven't figured out the pattern ...
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My Macbook Pro keeps on restarting after installing OS X Mavericks

My MacBook Pro keeps on restarting since I installed Mavericks. I can start it in Safe Mode, but it wouldn't start up at all normally - it throws me back to the username and password screen. How can ...
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Shortcut used by another action/reboot breaks shortcut

I think this is a bug, but perhaps it is a unique problem to me for some reason. I really like independent display switching in Mavericks, and I set it up in what I guess is a unique way. I have two ...
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OS X Server (Mavericks) requires wired network connection for Caching?

I recently installed OS X Server on my Mavericks machine, and want to use the server (among other things) to cache software and app updates for other devices on my network. However, when I try to turn ...
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Roll back to Mountain Lion but don't lose saved documents

I have a Time Machine backup of my system from last week right before I installed Mavericks. I've determined that Mavericks breaks too many programs that I need to use and doesn't add enough features (...
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Does the AFP Service ACL still exist in 10.9 Server.app?

All I'm really trying to do is set up my wife's laptop to use my Mac Pro as a network Time Machine server. We both recently upgraded to Mavericks and I just installed Server.app. Problem is all ...
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Will Pages/Keynote/Numbers be free for old macs?

Will Pages/Keynote/Numbers (ex. iWork) be free for old macs?
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Why is Mavericks forcing a password reset on every lock screen?

I just upgraded to Mavericks. Now, every time I wake it up from the lock screen or standby and proceed to type in my password it rejects it. To get back in I have to select "switch user", then type ...
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Mac doesn’t go to sleep after inactivity

Before updating to Mavericks, my Mac would go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity, which is usually 10 minutes after I turn the screens off using Shift+Ctrl+Eject. However, since the update, the ...
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Can the Mavericks install binary be shared between two different apple accounts?

My question is similar to Re-use Mavericks install file, but instead of re-using the Mavericks install file on my own Macs, I would like to make a copy for a friend (so he doesn't have to download ...
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Why should I NOT update to Mavericks? [closed]

I'm not really looking for a single correct answer. I'm just looking for some input regarding the inevitable "gotchas" Apple seems to sneak into every major OS X release that screw over a select ...
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Mail.app extremely slow on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Since I updated to Mavericks two days ago on my late 2008 13-inch MacBook (first unibody aluminium), I have huge difficulties using Mail. When Mail is running, everything slows down extremely (I ...
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When you terminate multi display in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, what happens?

Here's a question by a non-developer who cannot touch OS X 10.9 Mavericks, but I hope some developers help me in this issue - I have one 27-inch display and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and when I'm ...
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OS X Mavericks upgrade - disk/partition failure

I'm on OS X Lion on my Mac, I have downloaded OS X Mavericks and executed the upgrade. My Mac restarted and executed the upgrade process, but after a few minutes the update stopped because my OS disk ...
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How to remove GrowlMail (on Mavericks)?

I've installed Mavericks and started to us the Mail app from Apple again, but every time I start Mail I get the message: Incompatible Plug-ins Disabled Mail has disabled the following plug-ins:...
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Truncated “Recent Items” Label in OS X Mavericks General Preferences

I’ve just upgraded to OS X Mavericks (Build 13A603) and discovered a truncated label in General Preferences. You can see the that the Recent Items can’t be read at all. I’ve tried to overwrite the ...