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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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WiFi dongle for OSX with WPA2 enterprise support

by any chance does anybody know which wifi usb adapter can I use to get connected to a network with WPA2 enterprise encryption (both password and username needed for login) on a Mac (OS X Mavericks in ...
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Why is Mission Control lagging when using the discrete GPU in Mavericks?

I just switched to Mavericks (10.9.4) from the latest Mountain Lion and noticed that my screen, especially noticeable with Mission Control, lags a bit when using the discrete GPU. I've recorded my ...
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Can't save files to Windows SMB share

I've been experiencing this since I got my new MacBook... At my job, we work I'm a Microsoft environment. Our servers use SMB3. Our IT deptartment also doesn't officially support Macs. We also use ...
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Why Can't I Make a Macally G-S350SUAB2 Boot Family's iMac?

I can't seem to be able to get the Macally G-S350SUAB2 enclosure that my dad loaned me for development use to boot a copy of OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks which I installed using my dad's early- or late-2011 ...
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DNS Lookup Failure on Terminal Only (Mavericks)

I recently did a clean install of Mavericks, and ever since I have, I've been having intermittent DNS lookup failures on the terminal only. Browsers work fine (Chrome, Safari). But nothing works ...
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Finder not able to view folders and files on EHD after updating to OS X 10.9.4

I can see still see 'Hitachi' in the 'Devices' Sidebar, but I am not able to view folders and files on this Hitachi XL2000 2TB FAT32 Hard Drive (EHD) that is USB connected to the iMac below. Late ...
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OSX Hot corners not working with Magic Trackpad

As soon as I connected with Magic Trackpad (having used MacBook Pro's touchpad) the hot corners stopped working. OSX is 10.9.3 Mavericks For me this seems like a bug as I would want to use hot ...
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How to change ISO volume label on OS X?

I have some ISO files here with weird volume labels. I want to rename them to something I can easily remember. I know in Windows using either winiso or poweriso (both are non-free?) it can be done ...
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Text-based apps not working suddenly

I have several text editors that I use on my 10.9 machine, including TextEdit and Smultron. I also have other programs that can edit text, like Safari and Xcode. In the last couple of days, all the ...
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Weird permissions

I moved to a new machine, and Migration Assistant failed miserably. I had to move files by hand, and in doing so some mighty strange things started happening. I have finally tracked these down. Many ...
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Different file kinds for same kind(/type) of files

I am seeing this weird thing on Mac (OSX). I have a PHP project where the file kind of certain PHP is listed as PHP where as other listed as TextWrangler text document; although all PHP files are ...
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Disk Utility Crashed whilst creating a Partition and I'm now missing hard drive space

Disk Utility Crashed whilst creating a Partition, and I now have ~100GB missing, which was the amount I had allocated to the new partition. The new partition didn't get created, and I now have 100GB ...
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Odd Problem: Duplicate user with identical name listed twice

I restored files onto my new computer using Time Machine (from my old computer). I manually restored specific files and folders. The user name was the same on the old MacBook Pro and the new MacBook ...
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Backup Failed - Time Machine couldn't back up to “disk name”

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I bought a Nifty drive and a top of the line micro sd. When I shutdown my computer, turn it back on and go to backup no problem, but if the lid is shut and ...
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Is it possible to disable forced monospace in Terminal.app?

In Terminal.app in Mavericks, regardless of which font you use, the font metrics are ignored and forced monospacing is applied instead. Is there a way to disable this? Ridiculous example of the ...
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com.apple.IconServicesAgent process goes haywire

Since Mavericks, the com.apple.IconServicesAgent goes haywire approximately once a day on my machine (an early 2013 15in Retina MBP), getting stuck in some sort of while (1) loop. This causes the ...
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Login window hangs upon user login

When I want to fast user switch from user A to user B, a login window appears where I enter user B's password. When I'm done, a rotating progress indicator spins for a couple seconds, until user B ...
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After restart OSX 10.9.2 Mavericks starts apps that were closed before restart

For example just now I quitted all applications and performed a reboot, however, all applications were re-launched after restart even some of those that were closed long before restarting (maybe 12 ...
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How to run `xterm` without getting a “Can't open display” error message?

On OS X 10.9.2 with XQuartz installed, I get the following message whenever I try to launch an xterm from Terminal.app: $ xterm xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0 How can I run xterm properly?...
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“Unable to delete the user account” in Users & Groups?

On OS 10.9.2, with permissions unlocked, my admin user gets "Unable to delete the user account [username]" when I click the "minus" delete button. I checked the option to archive the user in the ...
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Fix broken system font

I manually transferred some of the fonts from my old Mac via Fontbook to my retina MacBook Pro. After doing this the font for system popups broke. How can I fix it? Here is an example:
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Updates: Mavericks 10.9.2 + Critical Security Update → no reboot

Update On an iMac running Mavericks 10.9.0, I just selected within App Store the 2 last OS updates: Critical Security Update (version 1.0) OS X Update Combined (version 10.9.2) These 2 updates ...
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Reduce Maverick Memory Footprint

I'm using a macbook air 2014 with 8GB, also running Parallels a lot so wanted to reduce memory usage of OSX. Already disabled voice dictation that freed up around 500 mb. Any other tricks/tweaks?
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What are the command(s) to script a daily time sync?

I'm experiencing clock drift on my Mac Mini of 1-2 minutes every day. Like questioner here, I get relief if I open Date & Time from preferences every day or two. It doesn't stop the drift, just ...
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Mail able to send but not receive

I have found and tried several solutions to why Mail.app (I'm running Mavericks) has not been able to download emails for about 5 hours. I can send just fine, but when I go to my gmail account there ...
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Wifi trouble since 10.9.2 update

Since I updated my system from 10.9.1 to 10.9.2, I now have a very annoying WiFi issue : when I click on the airport icon on the top bar, the WiFi networks are no longueur scanned and I sometimes ...
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Kernel panic on wake from sleep with firewire peripheral plugged in

I'm running OSX 10.9.2 on an old Macbook 5.2, 2.13Ghz C2d with 4 gigs of RAM. Everything is very smooth except for one very big annoyance - My mbox 2 pro has problems keeping up when waking up from ...
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Screensaver does not start on OS X 10.9.2

My Mid-2011 iMac (Intel i5) does not start the screensaver or put the display to sleep after updating to OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. I updated to the public edition available from the Mac AppStore. Below ...
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How to restore correct menu images?

I hate to post a screenshot, but I don't know how to describe this: http://cl.ly/image/3l411o321G2f/mail.png Yep. That's Mail.app, and all of my other apps have similar behavior. It started after I ...
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Trace/BPT trap: 5 and Gnuplot/Text Edit, … on Mavericks

I need to use gnuplot and a bunch of other stuff, so I installed MacPorts on Mavericks. After installing the packages, if I try to plot something I get the Trace/BPT trap: 5 error. Reinstalling ...
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Why do the files I’ve moved return to its previous location?

I moved some files from one folder on Desktop to another folder in Documents. But after I put my MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks to sleep, I found those files return to their original location. What ...
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Completely reset network configuration

I have an AirPort Extreme at home and a MacBook Pro Retina. I've been trying to set up a VPN at home, without any luck. But I'm afraid I broke my network settings along the way... I've tried so many ...
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Third party apps can't call applescript that otherwise work in 10.9

I am invoking my apple script from third party executable(C executable). Here is the applescript: on run argv do shell script ("open -n /Applications/Test.app/ --args " & "'" & item 1 ...
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rMBP Late 2013 crash without log and have to restart by power button

I bought rMBP around November last year. As I open Chrome, it crash without log. I can't move the mouse, and the mms stream player keep working. The only solution is to restart it with power button. ...
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Apple mail sending duplicate messages

I own an Early 2011 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.1. I have configured two email accounts with my mail app(one hotmail and another gmail), and both use imap. The problem is that when I send an email ...
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Mavericks - Restore Damaged Recovery HD Partition without Reinstalling OS X

Recently, I tried to boot into the Recovery HD partition in order to perform some basic verify/repair operations using Disk Utility, only to find that my Recovery HD partition will not boot. Instead, ...
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Mavericks Download Icon Error

I just upgraded to OSX Mavericks and now when I try to download something the icon that shows a loading bar while it's downloading doesn't change back to normal after it's done: I'm using the most ...
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Diagnose if corrupted volume is due to hardware problem

This morning when turning on a Mac laptop, it suddenly announced that an external backup disk (which was connected overnight) "can't be repaired". Disk Utility also says: Disk Utility can’t repair ...
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Play a sound alert when Finder is done copying files

I would like Finder to play a sound alert when it is done copying files. How can I do this? I'm using Mavericks.
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IOStorageFamily / IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily kext errors on Mavericks

Occasionally when I start up my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro, I see the following error messages a few moments after logging in: This happens about every second or third login. After seeing these error ...
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Cannot see contact in “Add Invitee” on Calendar

I have two CalDAV accounts configured in Calendar. Both are configured in System Preferences > Internet Accounts to synchronize both Contacts and Calendars: When I go to add a meeting, there's the ...
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OSX 9 Mavericks - Homebrew - g++ 4.8 - link fails: Undefined symbol “__istype(int, unsigned long)”

g++-4.8 -o block_test block_test.o Block.o MemRef.o CI_Metadata.o ConnectMxctl.o Log.o BLog.o -L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient -g Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "__istype(int, ...
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MBP restarting twice after going into deep sleep from a fully drained battery

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my 15" Mid-2012 MBP (4GB), I've noticed that if I let my machine completely drain to 0% and it (supposedly) goes into Deep Sleep, when I plug it back in and restart,...
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Weird local domain behaviour

I just clean installed mavericks on my mac and local domains i use for web development still work. Surely clean install wipes the host file, so how is this possible? Its not really a problem, i am ...
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What are the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros?

I'm confused about the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros: PowerNap, App Nap, DarkWake, sleep, system sleep, display sleep, standby, hibernation, etc.? What do these terms mean and how ...
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Word “save as” folder no longer original folder after Mavericks

Following upgrade to Mavericks, Word for Mac 2011 has different "save as" behavior. WAS: "save as" would default to the directory of the current/open file. Now: "save as" directory goes to word ...
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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...
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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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Mavericks server configuration for Rails app

I have just downloaded OS X Server for Mavericks and now I want to run my Rails app through the server. I have downloaded and installed Passenger. My server runs under username.no-ip.biz and my Rails ...
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Thunderbolt display “disconnects” after 17" MBP 2011 goes to sleep

My Thunderbolt display was working flawlessly until I upgraded my 2011 17" MBP to OS X 10.9. Now, when the MBP goes to sleep the display will not wake, the MBP wakes fine. The USB drive plugged into ...