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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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Kernel_task using 300% CPU time, high fan speed and slow computer in MacBook Pro [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro has become slow lately. Activity monitor shows kernel task is using around 300% CPU. The fan is always on at high speed. Below are the details of my computer: Macbook Pro 13-inch, Mid ...
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How to disable account on OS X Mavericks

I have an account on my OS X Mavericks system that I want to disable so it cannot be used for login. I would not like to delete the account permanently but rather disable it temporarily. I believe ...
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Sync iOS iBooks to OS X iBooks

Is there a way to sync the iBooks that were not purchased from iTunes on my iOS device with my OS X iBooks? Specifically, I have some PDFS I'd like to sync. Please note I am seeking to synchronize ...
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Where is the 'Where from' meta data stored when downloaded via Chrome?

I'm running Mavericks with Chrome, and when I download an image/file it saves the 'Where from' when viewing via Get Info. This also happens in Safari. Now, I understand there is a separate download ...
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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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Can I revert to the Mountain Lion style labels instead of Mavericks tags? How?

I don't like the almost invisible little colored dots (tags) that have replaced the full-length color highlighted labels used in Mountain Lion. Is there a way to go back to using full-field labels?
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Search file duplicates in OSX by hash

I am looking for a way to search for a determinate file in OSX (Maverick but more generally OSX). In particular I would like to do the following: given a File_001 I'd like to search if in the ...
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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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Is there a way to make the terminal's font less blurry?

I have been using a MacBook Pro for about a year or so, and I can definitely say that I am really satisfied from it. But there is one little thing that annoys me about it: the fonts in many text ...
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Where is the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” setting in OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm attempting to change the settings of a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which was set up through OSX's built in VPN client in system preferences. The VPN functions as expected, allowing me to access ...
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What is the use of snapshot.db?

After installing Mavericks, I discovered snapshot.db (1.5 GB) file in: /var/db/systemstats/snapshots.db What is the use of that file? Is it safe to delete it?
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Make my password protected SSH key expire or timeout after a while

I have a private SSH key I use for authentication that is stored in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. When I ssh into a server, I am prompted for the password to unlock the key: I like this. I also like that I can ssh ...
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How to find out what launch agent or daemon is starting a process

After installing Autodesk Smoke, I have two httpd processes running all the time, and I'd like to stop them. When I use sudo killall httpd, they stop and are restarted right away. Activity Monitor ...
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Can I code using Swift on Mavericks?

Is is possible to code using Swift on OS X Mavericks? I found the manual on iBooks but that's as far as I can get right now.
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Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook pro late 2011's hard disk to an SSD from Corsair. I have inserted the USB stick with the OSX Mavericks installer, and everything went great: I made a GUID single ...
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I-beam cursor color in Mavericks's terminal

After upgrading to Mavericks the I-beam cursor in the terminal became less visible (see screenshot, I am using the Pro profile with a dark background) Is there a way to change the cursor's color or ...
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Mail in Mavericks does not correctly text wrap / no option to view in plain text

This problem has been brought up in the Apple discussion forum, but with no success. It is two related problems that have cropped up in the Mail application in Mavericks (OS X v10.9): First, there is ...
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How to grant a Mac app permission to read the whole filesystem

I bought this app called Xee from the Mac app store. It can open files perfectly fine but when I try to browse through a folder from within the Xee app, it has to request permission. (See the ...
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Change highlight color in Mavericks preview?

In Preview on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, is it possible to change the color to something other than yellow, green, blue, pink, purple? I know it is possible to highlight in other colors because I did it ...
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MacBook Air forgetting display arrangement

My Mac seems to be forgetting display arrangements for external monitors. It doesn't matter what type of connector it is (Tried Apple converter to VGA as well as non-apple to DVI). Within only a few ...
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How to control order of startup items for users at login?

I have seen a few applications with mixed reviews that will allow a user to change the order of startup items. I would simply prefer the "bare metal" method and stick to using the shell or the Open ...
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MBP boots only through single user mode

After using my MBP and shutting it down as usual, it fails to boot. If no keys are pressed during booting ( normal boot ), a progress bar will appear on the bottom side of the screen, moves slowly, ...
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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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Extract passwords from local items keychain files

I know that one can easily migrate any *.keychain from one Mac to another, however, the "local items" keychain introduced in Mavericks is not stored as a *.keychain file but as a list of *.kb and *.db ...
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Can't delete .plist files from Trash

I have a program which, when deleting any app, also deletes the extra files and junk as well; including .plist files. Normally this works great though, this time around I've had a few files which won'...
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Time Machine Full, But Only One Backup (or, what are .RecoverySets and why do they take up so much space?)

Something crazy is going on with Time Machine. I upgraded to Mavericks yesterday with no issues. After performing a final backup on Mountain Lion, I disconnected my backup drive out of an abundance of ...
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How can I disable the notifications prompt in Safari?

Safari for Mavericks has a website notifications feature allowing sites to send push notifications. I never want to be prompted for this. How can I disable the prompt for all websites, forever?
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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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Can I restore pre-Mavericks power key behavior?

Mavericks changed the behavior of my MacBook Air's power key to put the Air to sleep immediately when pressed briefly. Prior to Mavericks, the power key would summon the Shut Down dialog. As ...
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Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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How can I configure OS X Mavericks to use a UK PC keyboard layout?

I'm using a non-mac USB UK keyboard with Mavericks. Because Apple's idea of a UK keyboard is different to a non-apple UK keyboard, some symbols are wrong, e.g. " and @ are swapped. How can I get set ...
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How do I install Mavericks now that Yosemite has been released?

I have a late 2009 iMac running Mountain Lion, I also have a Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I have been planning on installing Mavericks on the iMac, but now that Yosemite has been released, Mavericks ...
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In version 5.2 of Apple's Pages app for OS X (Mavericks), how do I change the page layout?

I'm trying to adjust a simple template in Pages version 5.2 but can't for the life of my figure out how to change the existing layout such that the text spans the full width of the page. I've turned ...
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How to fix curl: (60) SSL certificate: Invalid certificate chain when using sudo

So since the Mavericks upgrade curl has more issues with certificates. When trying to curl a file from my web server with it's self-signed certificate it was getting the error "SSL Certificate: ...
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How do I remove my network from the recovery partition before sale?

I'm about to put my old MBP up for sale, so I re-installed from the recovery partition after wiping the drive. But when I rebooted from the recovery partition to double-check I'd deleted everything, ...
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Extremely slow write speed to encrypted external drive on Mavericks

Writing to a fully encrypted USB flash drive on Mavericks is extremely slow. The drive model I used for testing was a Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 (64 GB). I tested transfer speeds by ...
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Mavericks: Window across multiple monitors?

I just updates to OS X Mavericks on my iMac 27" late 2012 with an additional monitor. In previous versions of OS X it was no problem to have one window visible across both monitors, which is very ...
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CTRL scroll zoom on Mavericks gone

I used to be able to hold down CTRL and zoom by scrolling the mousewheel, but that is not longer possible on Mavericks. I've searched around and found many people saying it's in System Preferences &...
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OSX Mavericks Root User

I know it is possible to enable root user and then logging in as the root user. But is it possible to get root access with your admin account in OSX Mavericks? It is kinda annoying to always type the ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
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Making items added to paths via paths.d show up everywhere under Mavericks

I'd like to set the path under OS X Mavericks so that the setting shows up everywhere (e.g., in .apps and in Darwin shells). There's plenty of discussion out there about how to set environment ...
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How to Eject All External Partitions Quickly?

I have an external disk with two partitions on it that I keep plugged into my MacBook Pro when I'm at my desk. (One is for Time Machine, the other just for extra storage.) Sometimes I need to grab my ...
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What prevents export of a private key from Mavericks keychain?

In Mac OS X Mavericks, I'm not able to export a private key from keychain. I'm getting the following error message: /* In dark wake, no UI possible */ Searching it in Apple documentation fetched the ...
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securityd using 100% CPU and polluting system.log

Since I upgraded to Mavericks, I often have the following processes using full CPU power: securityd syslogd kernel_task I guess securityd contains a bug, because it is polluting /var/log/system.log ...
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Following Mavericks upgrade, Microsoft Word closes silently right after opening

After the Mavericks upgrade, I'm seeing Microsoft Word close silently, no error message, about a second after opening. If I open a .docx file directly, the file displays during that one second, so it ...
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Remove horizontal scrolling in finder with big thumbnail view

This is an overflow problem. Like in this picture, there is two scrollbars, you need a horizontal + vertical scrolling ? Is there a way to fix that ? EDIT : I found a tip by using 'sort by name'.
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Can I add or change the author of a PDF file in iBooks?

I had several PDF files in iTunes that I had added authors to. Then I upgraded to Mavericks and launched iBooks. It moved my books and PDFs from iTunes, but many of my PDFs now show the author as "...
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How to disable/always allow assistive access on Mavericks?

I've been using this script (AppleScript) bound to a global hot key as an Automator Service to open new terminals using a global keyboard shortcut. After upgrade to OS X Mavericks when the ...
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How can I check to see if my Mac is running in dual channel mode?

I've just upgraded my iMac's memory with a new 2x8GB kit: Although I know this "should" be dual channel (as both banks have the same amount of RAM), I'd like to know for sure. How can I check?
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How do I get my LaunchAgent to run as root?

I want to run a process as root at user login. I created /System/Library/LaunchAgents/eXist.plist with rx—r—r— permissions: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//...