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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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MacBook has stopped recognizing external screen

I have an external screen at work, which my MacBook used to recognize without issue. When I came today and plugged it in, it didn't recognize it anymore. It is connected via a Displayport-to-DVI ...
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Safari does not restore saved tabs when I exit via X icon

When I quit Safari via its Menu or CMD+q, it properly restores saved tabs. However, if I close it via X icon (top left) or by quitting it via right click on its icon in the desktop bar, it does not ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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How to recover my texts on Pages?

I just made a big silly mistake in the newest Pages Version on Mac air, I clicked "setup", then I clicked "Document Body", and then Pages asked me"Are you sure you want to remove the body of the ...
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App Store on OS X broken after system restoration from backup

I recently had to restore my installation of OS X 10.9.4 from a backup. Since then(*), the App Store application is broken. It displays an empty window showing the MAS symbol and the menu bar. ...
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OS X Mavericks App Compatibility?

Is there an efficient, quick way to check whether an OS X App is compatible with 10.9 Mavericks (rather than tediously going to each application developer's website) ?
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Fixing broken Messages on OS X Mavericks

I managed to break my Messages install trying to get it to work on my MacBook Air by deleting Library files that worked with it. Now when I try to open messages I get the error An internal ...
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Finder window opens scrolled down

Nothing serious but a bit irritating :) A removable USB storage, formatted as FAT32 (actually this is an Android tablet but it doesn't seem to matter), is used on several Macs, all running the same ...
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Switching graphics cards with the screen asleep makes WindowServer freeze

If the display on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is asleep when the computer switches from the discrete Nvidia graphics card to the integrated Intel one, WindowServer will freeze. I'm able to move the ...
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Automator: Safari: Display Webpages, but no entry area?

I'd like to have Safari automatically open up a webpage when an action is run, but with this action, it appears there is no area where I can enter the particular webpage that I want Safari to display (...
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Is it possible to “shut off” battery charging in OSX [duplicate]

Is it possible to "shut off" battery charging in OSX with an application rather then physically. Could this be done with AppleScript (I doubt it) or will need to be obj-c cocoa application? ...
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How to make a portable, cross-platform, TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt USB stick?

I'm using VeraCrypt, a fork of TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt had a mode called "Traveller Mode" on Windows, that allows for the encrypted volume/file to be accessed without requiring an installation of ...
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Mavericks: User no longer owner of Home folder and content

One of the Users (called: The_Problematic_User) of a Mavericks installed MacBook Pro is no longer owner of the Home folder and content. Here's what we've tried to no avail: restart computer and log ...
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Mavericks Dock icons have become corrupted. Is there a cache to flush or a database to rebuild?

I'm running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. Some of my Dock icons for running applications, including the Finder icon, now appear blank and empty, or as a square filled with random noise pixels. I have tried "...
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Function keys Magic Keyboard not bound correctly

I just bought the new Magic Keyboard. On my Mac mini with Mac OS X El Capitan the function keys worked perfectly, but on my iMac still with Mavericks the function keys are not working... F12 for ...
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How to get to know which app causes the “would you like to install java?” dialog in Mavericks to appear?

I have apparently had Java installed at some point and Mavericks removed it, which is fine by me. The problem is that some unknown app is constantly trying to run Java, causing this dialog to appear ...
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Is there a way to extract contents from AppleScript file without using AppleScript editor?

I have a bunch of applescript files I need to run but some that were running yesterday are not running today. Applescript is showing me this beautiful message. When this message is shown, console ...
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Applescripts not working in Finder since Mavericks

I have a bunch of Applescripts that do things like change sort column in Finder windows, but they've stopped working since Mavericks. If I close and reopen the window, then the change takes effect, ...
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How to enable missing tag search in Spotlight?

OS X Mavericks adds better support for tags. You can search tagged files using Spotlight with the query tag:tagname. However, this stopped working for me a few days after upgrading form OS X ...
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Weird restriction keeping me from updating to Mavericks?

I have tried to install Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 10.7.5 laptop. It has some software that was added by well-meaning enterprise IT people. Here's what I see after downloading and attempting to ...
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Can I safely remove a broken recovery partition?

Can I remove the broken recovery partition? $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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How to install command line tools without error that is not currently available on Software Update server?

I am using maverick, and have Xcode 5.0.2. I am trying to install command line tools using xcode-select --install, but I get message that is not currently available on Software Update server. What ...
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Will my other partitions be wiped when doing a clean install of Mavericks?

Situation I have two partitions: Mac OS X, and Windows Bootcamp. Will the Windows partition get caught in the wiping process when attempting a Mavericks clean install? I think people call it spring ...
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Rolling back to a previous version of OS X Mavericks

I installed the latest version of Mavericks and it broke some stuff (instruments) which I cannot afford to have broken. Is there a way to roll back to my previous release? Am currently on 10.9.2 and ...
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Hotkey to menubar app in Mavericks

I have Mountain App running in my menu bar (it is an app that allows you to quickly mount and unmount drives attached to your computer). I would like to create a simple script that calls up the menu ...
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Some files are gone after recovery from Time Machine backup… WHY?

I tried to clean install my mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina and then recover from my Time Machine backup. At first the backup looked like a success and the OS did boot properly. However, I found that ...
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Downgrade Yosemite Release to Mavericks [duplicate]

So I'm considering updating to Yosemite, but I have a 2011, low end MBP, and Im a bit afraid that its going to be slow. If I do upgrade, is there anyway that I can revert back to mavericks? I've seen ...
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Dictation just stopped working

I've been using Dictation in TextEdit for several months now. Yesterday, out of the blue, it stopped working. The microphone icon appears and it responds to my voice, but no text appears. I've been ...
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Dock and Terminal don't work on systems with home directory on different versions of OSX

I have two macs, one running Mavericks and one running El Capitan. Most of the users on both of the machines have their home directory in an external server connected by NFS. When I try to launch ...
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App Store won't update iTunes; inconsistent with iWork

I have updated my (Late 2009) Mac Mini to Mavericks. "About This Mac" shows "OS X 10.9 (13A603). However, I have not been able to update iTunes to version 11.1.2. The App Store shows that the update ...
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I updated to 10.9.2 and now SSL is broken. How do I fix this?

As per the title, I upgraded my Mac to Mavericks 10.9.2, and now a bunch of websites which use SSL (aka https) don't work! What do I do?
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Pages 5.0 Language

On Mavericks, how can I change the language of text in the new version of Pages? They seem to have removed such an option.
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Launching Terminal Freezes the System for 5 Minutes in Mavericks

Only recently, when I launch Terminal in Mavericks, the system becomes unresponsive temporarily: the spinning wheel appears; I can still move the mouse pointer but nothing responds; if Activity ...
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/opt insufficient permissions [duplicate]

After updating Mountain Lion to Mavericks xQuartz and MacPorts throws errors about insufficient permissions. (xQuartz and MacPorts are the latest version) I noticed: $ sudo mkdir /opt/tmp mkdir: /...
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MacBookPro10,1 had problems booting, now some system images are pink and fuzzy

A friend just recently bought a MacBookPro10,1 (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) off of craigslist, it all checked out and worked fine until we erased the hard drive and reinstalled Mavericks (...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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Issue installing MacPorts on Mavericks

I try to install MacPorts and get this $ sudo make install make: getcwd: Permission denied shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied =...
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preview crashing with yosemite and mavericks

I updated from 10.6.8 to yosemite and since then preview crashes every time I open an image. I rolled back to 10.6.8 and installed mavericks and got the same problem. Can anyone figure this out? ...
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Minecraft crashing on Mac OS with Java 8 - any fixes?

When I load or start a new game on Minecraft it crashes. It only happened after I installed Java 8. Minecraft Version: 1.7.10 Operating System: Mac OS X (x86_64) version 10.9.4 Java Version: 1.6.0_65,...
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How do I uninstall the Proxinator Security Agent Plugin?

A while ago, using OS X Mavericks, I installed an OS X utility named Proxinator, which was supposed to allow me to lock and unlock my Mac by proximity sensing my iPhone using bluetooth and a companion ...
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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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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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How to create third partition on a Mac with Mavericks and Bootcamp? [duplicate]

Right now I am running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) on my MacBook Pro, with Windows 7 via Boot Camp, and I also have a third FAT32 partition where I share data between Mac/Windows. I am going to ...
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What's different about Safari.app in OS X 10.9.1 and Safari.app on the Recovery HD?

Having mounted the Recovery HD1, I MD5'd the Safari binary from the BaseSystem.dmg and MD5'd the Safari binary from my OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 install: /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Applications/Safari....