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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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Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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Insanely high kernel RAM usage (over 9GB) in Mavericks

I upgraded to Mavericks yesterday, and everything seemed to go fine, but today I noticed that my computer was becoming a bit slow. I checked Activity Monitor, and CPU / disk were at normal levels so I ...
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Disable Escape key in Safari for getting out of full screen mode

I use Safari in Full Screen mode on OS X Mavericks all the time. I also use the escape key in web pages fairly frequently for various things (depends on the webpage). One unfortunate side effect of ...
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How to go to alias from terminal?

By alias, I mean the folder shortcut created when you right-click a folder in Finder and select "Make Alias". I can traverse symbolic links in Terminal with cd, but it doesn't work on aliases: bash: ...
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Re-use Mavericks install file

I have three Macs I want to upgrade to Mavericks. Is there a way of re-using the install files, so I don't have to do three separate 5gb downloads?
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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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Log file that `sudo last` accesses?

The bash command last (needs sudo) prints out logs, which contain information on when different users log in/out of the shell. I have been looking for the file that stores this information, that last ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 - Downloaded app does not start

I'm trying to run an application downloaded from the internet (e.g., Jabref) but it seems that it fails silently. When I try to open it by double clicking it, nothing happens. When I use the terminal ...
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How do I tell Finder to always show my Library folder on Mavericks?

I thought there was a checkbox to suppress the hiding of my user Library folder on Mavericks, but I can't seem to find it. I appreciate hiding Library by default, but since Lion have missed it being ...
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Cycle through spaces in Mavericks

On Snow Leopard you could "jump" from the last space to the first space by hitting cmd+right arrow. How to do this in Mavericks?
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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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Permissions of /Users keep changing back to drwxrwxrwx

I use the Disk Utility to repair it. But the permissions change back after reboot. Permissions differ on “private/etc/aliases”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x . Permissions differ ...
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Disabling the trackpad from the command line

How can I disable the trackpad (without restarting my computer) from the command-line on OS X Mavericks?
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Mousing over to external display

When I have my external monitor hooked up, I access it by mousing off the left hand side of my Macbook display. Can I switch this so that I can access the external by mousing off to the right of My ...
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Hard drive no longer accessible

This is a 4 TB hard drive formatted in Mac's Disk Utility as a single non bootable Exfat partition with the drive letter G. It worked fine before I decided to make a clone drive of my C bootable drive....
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Installing Mavericks on a brand new machine that shipped with Yosemite pre-installed?

Due to battery backups not working properly in Yosemite, I need to downgrade a machine to Mavericks. Unfortunately, this is a brand new Mac Mini and it shipped with OS X 10.10.0 installed. I read ...
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Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard

Sometimes, when I connect an external set of headphones/speakers, I am unable to change the volume. When I press one the volume keys, I see the image below. Why does this happen? Interestingly, if I ...
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Where are books stored after iBooks migration on Mavericks?

After upgrading to Mavericks all of my books from iTunes have been migrated to iBooks. They are no longer in my media library and I haven't been able to locate them as of yet. So where does iBooks ...
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Task Switcher moves to non-primary display on Mavericks

I'm running OS X Mavericks on a computer with two displays that are not mirrored. One of them is configured as the primary display using the menu bar location in Displays System Preference, pre-...
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cmd-tab behavior on Mavericks with multiple displays

I have a MacBook with Cinema Display, I have my dock on the MacBook screen side and my menubar is set to Cinema Display. In 10.8 this worked well, when I pressed cmd-tab to switch apps the task ...
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Can't click with trackpad or mouse (OS X 10.9, MacBook Pro)

I have a new(ish) MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9. When it boots up to the login screen it will let me move the cursor around, but it won't recognize click events. I thought it was the trackpad, so I ...
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Possible to tag a folder via terminal?

Is it possible to tag a file or folder in mavericks via terminal command?
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Quotes problem in Mavericks (or TextEdit)

TextEdit in Mavericks changes the standard double quotes "Hello" to using curly, non-ascii quotation marks “Hello”. It does this even when you edit plain text documents. Is there a way to prevent ...
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User account doesn't appear on first login screen

After restarting my computer when I am presented with the initial login screen (the light gray one with the restart and shut down buttons), I see only two of my three user accounts. If I log in with ...
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What is filling up my hard drive so fast?

Last night (Because my hard drive was almost full) I freed about 4GB. Then I came back to my Macbook about 3hrs later (I left it idle) and Its was full again. Is something is eating my mac? If I go ...
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How can I apply tags in Mavericks recursively?

Now that Mavericks removed that ugly colored bar and replaced it with a nice looking dot, I would like to use tags more. Basically I have work files in different places that deal with different ...
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How do I limit caching in Mail for Mavericks?

I have a really low capacity MacBook Air. Earlier this year, I discovered I could keep it usable without a bunch of "running low on disk space" warnings by limiting the caching performed by Safari and ...
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Dictionary lookup wider and taller (pop-up dictionary lookup styling) in OS X

It's possible to change the font and the font-size for 3-finger lookup popup. You just need to edit css file for dictionaries you use, e.g.: sudo vim /Library/Dictionaries/New\ Oxford\ American\ ...
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Bluetooth peripherals randomly disconnecting under Mavericks

I've scoured the internet to try to find a solution to this bizarre problem (similar problems here and here and here), but have unfortunately failed so far. I'm running OS X 10.9.1 on an early-2013 ...
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How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Mavericks?

In Mountain Lion I was able to permanently disable Notification Center, with no apparent side effects: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist killall ...
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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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How does Apple calculate the energy consumption of a process in OS X Mavericks

In OS X Mavericks you can monitor the energy consumption of different processes in Activity Monitor. Here we can see 'Energy Impact' and Avg Energy Impact' and that the values can exceed 100. Also ...
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Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks

<rant>I wish I never upgraded to OS X 10.9, it is so buggy!! But the alternative to stick with the unpatched earlier version of OS X was not a solution! Anyway, so I am on this crappy Mavericks ...
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Key remapping without Karabiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karabiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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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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Cannot join wifi network - “please move closer”

I have a macbook pro running osx. It is identical to many others in my office. I am the only one who cannot connect to the office wifi network. I can connect to other networks just fine, but when I ...
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How do I check where the file in .Trash was removed from? [duplicate]

I've some files appearing in Trash folder. How do I check from where they were removed? I've Tried 'Get Info', but it doesn't tell me from where it was removed. The only option I've is 'Put Back', ...
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In Fullscreen, disable auto-hiding Mac menu bar

(on latest Mavericks) While in VirtualBox (Ubuntu) fullscreen, on a Mac host, each time the mouse goes near the top, the Mac auto-hide menu bar appears - and I want to prevent that, or at least, ...
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List failed login attempts on Mavericks

I want to see if somebody has tried to log in on my computer, which is running Mavericks. I am primarily interested in tracking ssh log in attempts, as well as tracking people physically typing ...
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Clock won't keep time after Mavericks installation

My clock no longer keeps time properly after installation of Mavericks. This problem affects all of my iMacs immediately post-Mavericks, so it's not an issue with a bad battery. The symptom is: The ...
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New “Local Items” Keychain in macOS 10.9+: What's it all about?

macOS (10.9 Mavericks) created a new keychain "Local Items" for me that can't be deleted. What's the idea here and why is there a second keychain in addition to my login keychain?
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Launch apps full screen

I quite like using full-screen apps on OSX Mavericks (Safari, iTunes, Mail, etc). I'd like all apps that are capable of running full-screen to launch in full-screen mode automatically, instead of me ...
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Error while creating OS X Mavericks bootable USB

I am running on OS X Mavericks GM and now that Mavericks has finally released, I downloaded it from App Store. I wanted to make a bootable USB of it so I followed This Tutorial but when I tried to run ...
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How to recover from a forgotten password for MacBook Pro?

I've forgotten the password for my MacBook Pro, which uses OS X 10.9.1. How can I reset my password?
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MacBook Pro not booting off OS X Mavericks USB Drive

I'm trying to do a clean install of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 from a USB drive on my new MacBook Pro 15" Retina (late 2013 model). Here are my steps: Turn off the Mac Hold Option Turn on the Mac Select ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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iTunes keeps starting automatically

With 10.9 iTunes keeps starting automatically after few minutes and I don’t know why. I quit it and 3 minutes later, its starts again. The problem persist after reboots. This lines show up in the ...
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Install an older OS X version on an external volume

I am using 10.9 and would like to install 10.7 on an external volume. I have the “Install Mac OS X Lion” application, but when I run it, I get the message This version of Mac OS X is too new to run ...
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Deactivate automatic mark as read in Apple Mail 7.3

I just changed from Windows to OS X Mavericks with Apple Mail App 7.3. The first thing I'm wondering about is that I cannot disable the automation to mark an email as read by default when I just ...
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Disk needs repaired… but it doesn't?

I've been noticing some oddities with my computer lately. Applications running slower than normal. Hanging. I decide to run Disk Utility and I get the following statement: So I do what it says and ...