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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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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 ...
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Cyberduck replacement for SCP transfers

Since Cyberduck uses Java, it's out for me. Any replacement for Mavericks that is good, has similar to WinSCP functionality and has an option to try before I buy?
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Legendary sudo rm -rf /

Just curious, what happens in OS X Maverick if someone issues sudo rm -rf /? I heard most modern *nix systems are protected from this epic fail.
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Contacts in Mavericks Messages display phone numbers instead of contact names

Since updating to Mavericks the Messages app doesn't display the contact names for people I've been communicating with iMessage, it shows their phone number instead. My messages thankfully still stay ...
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How to set up a local calendar while using iCloud for other calendar on mavericks

I would like to have some additional calendars that are not synced through iCloud on one of my computers. I have been using this calendar to run small programs at certain times. These programs are ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router -...
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In Mavericks, how can I make Paste and Match Style the default for Cmd-V?

The instructions for Mountain Lion and other OSs do not seem to apply to Mavericks.
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How to disable middle click paste Mavericks Terminal?

I have looked all over the Net and can't find a way to disable middle-click paste in the Terminal application in Mavericks? I want it scroll but not paste. Anybody know how to fix this? I'd sure ...
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Is InsomniaX working on Mavericks?

It seems to me that InsomniaX, a utility to let a MacBook stay awake when the lid is closed, is not working on Mavericks. Can anyone confirm for me?
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Will any files or apps delete after updating to Mavericks?

I'm downloading the update right now and I would like to know if any of my files or app gets deleted after this update... I'm sure many people here already installed the update so what can you say?
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Attempting to revert to Mac OS X Mavericks, now can't get out of OS X Utilities!

Here is my situation: I have an MBP Retina 2013 with an SSD drive which I ran with Mavericks with no problems for about almost a year now. I recently upgraded to Yosemite which seemed to work well ...
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Login - Screen Flashes and Returns to Login Screen - Tried Everything Possible

I have an absurd issue which pretty much nothing seems to be able to fix - I have a 2011 Macbook Pro running Mavericks. When I try logging into my main account with the correct password, the wheel ...
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Is it possible to use Adobe CS5 with Java SE 7?

I have Adobe CS5 installed (old version because it's what my institutional site license covers) on Mavericks. Whenever I boot my system, I get the following dialog box: However, I don't have Java SE ...
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Mavericks - I need to be notified when a wifi network becomes available

My university's wifi connection goes up at random times. It's faster, so I would want to be notified when it becomes available so that I can surf faster and I don't have to pay for mobile data that I ...
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Can't get suggestions for Dotted Blue Underline in OS X Dictation

I know that the dotted blue underlined words during dictation in OS X are supposed to provide alternative suggestions of the voice transcription. However, when I control-click or right-click the ...
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Can mount afp share via mount_afp but not via Autofs

Current system, OSX 10.9.5 I've followed the instructions in this MacWorld hint and by reading the Apple doc for Autofs and several other places but I can't get autofs to automagically mount a remote ...
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Double-clicking a window’s title bar to minimize it in Mavericks

After upgrading to Mavericks I’m no longer able to minimize a window to the Dock by double-clicking on its title bar. How do I get this functionality back?
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How to Disable USB Auto-mount

I use VirtualBox on my MBP and often need to mount my USB flash drive inside the guest. The problem I'm running into is that the host OS (OS X Mavericks) immediately mounts the USB flash drive when I ...
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What is the relationship between `launchctl limit` and `ulimit`?

There is not any ulimit configuration in system startup files/ shell startup scripts. ulimit -a shows: -u: processes 1064 -n: file descriptors 256 launchctl ...
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What does Security & Privacy/Accessibility enable?

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the System Preferences app occasionally opens itself to "Security & Privacy", with "Accessibility" selected. My guess is that one of the apps listed there ...
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MAMP always grabbing focus when quitting an app in Mavericks

Upgraded from Lion to Mavericks and now when quitting any app, MAMP is always grabbing the focus instead of the previously opened app e.g. open MAMP, open Safari, open TextWrangler, quit TextWrangler, ...
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Any way reinstall the old iWork in Mavericks?

The new iWork is an big step backward. Many transitions removed from the Keynote and so on... Is here any way to remove the new iWork and get back the old one?
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Messages on Macs don't work

I've tried every suggestion I could find on Apple forums. Deleted .plist files, removed message caches, reset passwords, coordinated sign on/offs between my iPhone and my Macs, reset iPhone and ...
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How do I make iTunes 'forget' a device in Mavericks?

Before Mavericks it seems it was easy to make iTunes forget a device as per this question: Can you make iTunes forget a device? However according to this Apple support article Sync Services doesn't ...
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Can I Reinstall iBooks?

So I accidently removed iBooks from my installation. Is it possible to reinstall that app again without reinstalling Mavericks? If so, how?
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Downgrading from OS X 10.9.2 to 10.9

The 10.9.2 upgrade completely messed up the OpenGL driver and is causing some games / graphics driven application programmed in OpenGL to have a lot of issues with particle drawing. This is unbearable ...
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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Previous Shutdown Cause: -2

We have a new Mac Pro (3.6 GHz) running MacOSX 10.9.3 that unexpectedly powers off. We've taken it in for service twice and the Geniuses were not able to reproduce the issue and the hardware ...
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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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Where to find app which opens on startup, but it's not in Users & Groups?

I've this annoying application popping up on startup (called ZipCloud) which seems to be installed without my knowledge (along with other app) and I wanted to get rid of it. I understand I can ...
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How is $PATH created?

I am still relatively new to the workings of the Mac OS but have extensive knowledge of Linux. I updated my php on Mavericks using the php_osx and the instructions stated to use export PATH=/usr/...
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Install Mavericks on second partition in Yosemite-only system?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (so yes it's capable of Mavericks). I have only Yosemite currently installed on the drive. I have an app I need to run that does not seem to properly support Yosemite, so I ...
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Restore Mavericks from Time Machine

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011. I'm thinking if to upgrade to Sierra. Right now I have Mavericks. If I backup my current system using the time machine, when I will restore from the backup, it will ...
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How to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox?

I have been trying to use Hackboot to install OSX Mavericks in VirtualBox, and using an ISO image created by following the steps at How to create bootable ISO for OS X Mavericks The steps I have ...
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Mavericks Finder spins when opening folders

Since upgrading to Mavericks, Finder sometimes hangs when I select a folder and am waiting for its contents to populate the window. This happens primarily in Open dialog boxes: It'll spin for about ...
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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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Random Restarts with “Sleep Wake Failure” error on Mavericks

When I leave my Mavericks OS X MacBookPro idle for a while, very often it will crash and reboot by itself. After reboot, the Problem Report dialog will show up, telling that "Sleep Wake Failure ...
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How to replace Yosemite icons with those from Mavericks?

Before upgrading to Yosemite, I'd like to backup app icons from Mavericks, as the new icons are so ugly. What's the best way to keep a full copy of old system icons from Mavericks? UPDATE: Finally, ...
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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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How to install OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on VirtualBox 4.3?

I've seen a lot of variants of this question, but most are pretty old, and don't quite match my use case. How the heck do you get 10.8 (Mountain Lion) running on the latest version of VirtualBox, e.g....
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How do I disable the Minimize (command-M) shortcut in Mavericks?

I want to unset the Cmd+M shortcut but I can't seem to find it. I've checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts but no luck there. I've even tried running defaults write -g ...
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Bypassing Boot Camp to install Windows using a non-standard partition scheme

My new Retina MacBook Pro is on its way, giving me time to contemplate setting it up. Good thing I got started—I had no idea how difficult it was going to be to install Windows and create an auxiliary ...
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How to maximise a window to fill up screen in Mavericks?

Before Mavericks, I could maximise a window while holding shift key, and the window would always fill up the entire screen without needing any third party tools or changes. It no longer works in ...
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How can I get OSX Mavericks to notice a DNS change in `/etc/hosts`?

A common way to "block" a website (eg, to eliminate it as a distraction) is to edit /etc/hosts and point the domain to the loopback address. Eg: # Stop goofing off 127.0.0.1 youtube.com On Mavericks,...
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OS X 10.9.4 closes application when sleeping

First time to have MBP retina. My issue on my MBP is when I close my MBP to transfer to another location (house to coffee shop), when I open my MBP I notice that it closes the apps I have open before ...
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Does OS X's terminal app support mouse?

According to this answer over at SuperUser, OS X's terminal app should use Alt+Mouse Click to send mouse events to applications running in the terminal. I tried that with the Midnight Commander, but ...
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Any way to set/add tags on a file with Applescript under Mavericks?

Trying to move some of my scripts over from labels to tags under Mavericks, but I can't seem to find a way to set/add tags with Applescript. Anybody that know how to do this? As far as I can figure ...
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How to compile mod_wsgi, mod_fastcgi, etc on Mountain Lion (Mavericks) by fixing `apxs:Error: Command failed with rc=65536`?

I've updated to OS X Mountain Lion. Update has removed all of my python and apache modules including mod_wsgi. Now I'm trying to recompile mod_wsgi (it compiled without problems on Lion). I use ...
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Paused & want to delete partially downloaded Yosemite

I was installing Yosemite Beta, however, I paused the download as I have not backup my Mac. Does anyone know how I can delete the paused download of it? It's driving me nuts! I can't just press "...