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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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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 ...
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I bought a Mac that did not come with recovery media. Can I reinstall my original OS?

For the last few years Macs have not shipped with recovery media. Instead, you could boot into a mode where the Mac OS X installer is downloaded from the internet. With OS X Mavericks now a free ...
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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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Downgrade from Yosemite OS to Mavericks OS: -2003F message error

Please I wanna ask you if you can help me to resolve this issue. I have make a handling to downgrade from Yosemite OS to Mavericks OS. After this, my Mac cannot start up, it displays a folder with ...
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OS X Server 3.0 (Mavericks) Wiki / WebSites / Xcode

I have a domain name registered called mydomain.com. I have a static IP address from my ISP. I set the dns information on GoDaddy for my domain as follows to point to my ISP: mydomain.com A record 65....
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How do I clear the default email client?

I do not want ANY email client as a default. Whenever I accidentally click on a link, Outlook comes up. I do not want ANYTHING to pop up. Uninstalling is not an option. I want Outlook on the computer;...
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OS X Mavericks Guest Mode with Filevault → Safari flickers + crashes

Did anyone tried out the Guest Account feature in Mac OS X Mavericks with Filevault2 = on? I did and - Safari flickers (like with wrong graphic driver) → https://discussions.apple.com/message/...
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In Mavericks, is it possible to use Enhanced Dictation from the command line?

A use case is: I have a recording in AIFF or MP3 format, and I'd like a text version of it as Enhanced Dictation would have recognized it if I had spoken it myself.
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mount “nolocks” option ignored on Mavericks 10.9.1?

I'm not 100% sure if this is just my misinterpretation of the mount output, or if this is actually an issue. I'm mounting an nfs share with the following command: mount -t nfs -o nolocks,noowners 10....
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How to import photos from iPhone 3G to iPhoto in Mavericks?

I have a still fully useable iPhone 3G (2008). I take snapshots daily, and used to put them into iPhoto on my 2008 white MacBook with OS X 10.5.8. Recently, I started using a 2012 MacBook Pro (not ...
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Custom LaunchAgent is not loaded after reboot in Mavericks

I created a launchd plist to automatically runs a shell script every day at 2 am. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www....
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iMac 2008 24" 3.06 ONLY starts in Windows SafeMode

In Mavericks I get a reboot immediately on the grey screen after Verbose. Same in Safe mode with shift key down. Will start to Target screen. (but don't have a compatible computer to connect to) Will ...
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Set the mode for next boot from the terminal

I'd like to be able to boot into the recovery mode the next time the machine boots not by using the start up key presses. I'm already logged in in normal user mode - can I set this in the terminal? ...
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What causes ps to show the uid instead of the username on my Macbook pro

This is occurring on my MacBookPro, running OS 10.9.5. I don't know what I might have done to change the behavior. When I executed ps before, it would show the username. Now, for some reason, ...
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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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Mavericks Open Directory: a user can't open or modify files he's created

The OS X server & clients are on 10.9.5. I've got a client who's had some issues, various corruptions, etc.. I had to re-create the entire user, and in doing so, have some permissions issues. ...
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Can't reinstall OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks

I updated a 2009 MacBook to OS X 10.9.5. It was running a version of 10.9, but I don't recall which one. After the update, commands like ls went missing. I tried a Repair Permissions via Disk Utility, ...
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Network issues between El Capitan and Mavericks

I've just updated to El Capitan from Yosemite on my main machine. If I connect to a 10/100 router, I can get a 100Mbit/s link to it. However, if I connect to a Mavericks machine over a LAN cable (...
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add music to itunes library (.itl) without itunes?

I use the iTunes library primarily from another application. Are there any methods, preferably automated, to add music to the iTunes Library — i e the .itl file, not only the .xml — without actually ...
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How to activate TLS 1.0 in Adobe Acrobat on Mac?

I've an issue with filling out an interactive PDF in Adobe Acrobat, so I was suggested to do the following steps in order to fix/activate the authenticate process: Click on Edit in the Toolbar ...
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Startup very slow (10.6 / 10.9)

My dev workstation (MBP 2012, 2.5Ghz i5, 16Gb, 500Gb HDD) is incredibly slow booting up to the point I'm terrified of rebooting it. Every now and again it crashes or refuses to wake (maybe once every ...
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HD corruption - OS X partition now thinks it's FAT

Well, I've got myself in a bit of a pickle here. I have been trying to do creative (unsupported, of course :^) things with my rMBP. I had been using multiple partitions successfully with OS X 10.9.5 ...
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Notes format from Mountain Lion (V1) to Mavericks (V2): how to migrate?

My previous Mac's hard drive died, but I had backups, so I am migrating all its data to a new Mac. The only problem: my previous computer had Mountain Lion and the new one has Mavericks, so the data ...
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Does Behavior of non-ASCII filenames change?

I have some similar music libraries which I would like to remove duplicates on (which are contained in a Disc Volume I'm loading wirelessly from a QNAP server). I know there are applications which can ...
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Boot Camp partition not even starting to boot

I do not remember doing anything unusual to my Mac, but when I tried rebooting into Windows partition, nothing happened. If I didn't hold alt while booting, I got white screen stuck for ages. If I ...
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How to fix Synology DSAssistant application start crash?

The http://find.synology.com/ service doesn't find a newly connected Synology NAS device. For that case this website suggest to download "Synology Assistant 5.2 5005 for Mac". After opening the ...
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Why are my Mavericks Finder folders arranged by the wrong year?

I upgraded to Mavericks ages ago, but only just noticed this problem. Having arranged and sorted a folder by date modified, using icons, all items in the folder are listed as the wrong year. I have ...
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get the new dictation languages from Yosemite into Mavericks?

The question really says it all. I'm especially interested in getting Dutch as a possibility in Mavericks, because I am Dutch.
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Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?

I've got an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) that is fairly healthy from what I can tell. It has survived OSX upgrades from the original 10.5 to 10.9.x (haven't pulled the trigger on Yosemite yet) and ...
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Display seems a bit blurred with MacMini 2012

I have a 22" HD TV which I use with my 2008 MacBook through a mini-displayport -> HDMI cable. The display when I do that is really clear and crisp. When I use the exact same cable and TV connected to ...
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SelfControl not blocking anything

I have used SelfControl to block the internet for some time, but now it won't block anything anymore. (Edit: Well, acutally one moment SelfControl blocks some sites, then allows them again, apparently ...
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Dreamweaver tells me that it can't edit some html file because it is locked, how to exclude folders/types from auto lock?

Dreamweaver complains that it can't edit some specific files due to the fact that they are locked. With as only options to cancel or view read-only. However I do really want to edit the .html files. ...
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How do I control Finder and App Store notifications in OS X?

Notification Center in OS X (10.9, Mavericks) provides a way to control configure notifications for various Apps such as Mail or Safari, but seems to provide on settings for controlling notifications ...
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Clone whole partitioning scheme to smaller disk

I have the following on my secondary disk. As I am not satisfied with it I would like to clone everything to the other one which is smaller unfortunately. /dev/disk2 #: TYPE ...
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How can I manually change my dropbox folder location when it won't show in the chooser

When trying to choose a dropbox folder location, the folder I want to use is not visible in the file chooser dialog. I can see the folder in finder and terminal. I recently copied my home folder to a ...
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Easy alternation between different Java version installation

I currently have Java 6 installed on my system (please don't laugh) and we are moving to Java 8. So we have changed the main branch of our application to use Java 8, however, we need to support old ...
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How to change to workspace on non-active monitor?

I have multiple workspaces. I can switch them via Ctrl + Arrow Keys Left and Right. I also have multiple monitor setup. I realized I can only switch this way on the current, active monitor. How do I ...
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homebrew formula not found error for a removed package

I get this message every time I open a terminal in mac Error: No available formula for php55 Please tap it and then try again: brew tap josegonzalez/php php is not installed on my system and when I ...
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How do I create a new playlist when all the options are greyed out?

I'm running iTunes 11.1.5 under Mavericks 10.9.2. Because I have a very large music collection I keep it on an external drive. I have six recorded lectures I'd like to sync with my iPad. How do I ...
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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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Desktop shows for split second on wake before password requested

If I wake my Mac from sleep I always get a split second flash of my active desktop before the screen is replaced by my usual password unlock screen. When I unlock, I get my desktop as normal, as it ...
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Can't trace origin of corrupted preference file

I keep getting a corrupted preference file that auto-regenerates. I can't seem to pin it to any recent downloads and google has not been my friend. org.stereovision.exploration.plist Can't tell if ...
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Adding alarms to a calendar entry using AppleScript in Mavericks causes error

I have following scripts (see bottom) that is meant to open all calendar entries and create alarms for each. This is working fine on 10.8.x. I've been testing the same script on Mavericks and I'm ...
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Why is the upgrade to GarageBand free but iPhoto requires a paid upgrade (after migrating from Snow Leopard to Mavericks)?

GarageBand and iPhoto are both iLife applications that came with Snow Leopard when I originally got my iMac. I have recently upgraded to Mavericks and both apps were in need of an update. So why is ...
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System freezing during time machine backup in higher performance graphics mode

Starting in 10.8.x and continuing in 10.9.2, I notice my system freezing when running a time machine backup while "higher performance graphics" are enabled. When I say "freeze", I mean that the ...
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Mail.app crashes - then bogus display and corrupted cache

Since the last Mavericks update (10.9.2) and Mail.app update coming with it (7.2 - 1874) my mail application is regularly behaving badly. Nearly everyday I face crashing and then display issues: ...
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Different account with different display resolution

I am having two accounts on my Macbook Pro with Retina display. My wife doesn't like my current resolution, so she changes to a larger one. However when I switch back to my account, the OS doesn't ...
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Binding Escape Sequences to Terminal Keys Produces Characters, Not Actions

I was using an iMac from 2009. I had upgraded it regularly, going up to (and including) Mavericks. When I first got that iMac, I fixed the keys in Terminal so Home and End would move the cursor to ...
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Apple Maps Doesn't Rotate

I just installed Mavericks, but when I open Maps, the two-finger rotate gesture does nothing. The gesture is active in System Preferences. The compass does not appear in Maps. I can use the same ...
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Pages Copy and Paste Horizontal/Vertical Ruler Guides

Is it possible to copy and paste guides on a Pages 5 document? If so, how?