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Increase Network Buffer

I'd like to increase the network buffer between two Macs. One Mac is a media recorder for OTA TV, the other is acting as the media player. The recording / playback is done with the EyeTV application....
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What is the difference between FileVault 2 and Disk Utility Encryption?

What is the difference between FileVault 2 and Disk Utility Encryption? Also, what is the better/safer option encrypt disk when reformatting then install mac OS or install mac OS without encryption ...
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2013 Macbook Pro - hard drive always full!

I have spoken to Apple support but didn't make any progress. I have very little stored on my SSD but for years it's consistently full. It seems like its replicating itself as when I last deleted some ...
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Mission Control stopped working then Dock won't restart [duplicate]

i am using a macbook air and with yosmite os At first I could still switch between desktops, just that i could not swipe up/down to access mission control and app exposé. I tried typing in killall ...
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Microphone doesn't work for face time

If I try to facetime L. on her iphone from my Mac Pro, I get a connection but no audio from my desktop to L. (I can hear L, but L can't hear me) If I try from my laptop, no problem. If I try to ...
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MacBook (mid-2012) stuck on white screen

So I casually shut down my MacBook on Thursday night using the normal configuration. After a while when I switched it back on, a white screen appeared and that was the end of it. Later, a black screen ...
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Run 10.10 on a machine upgraded to 10.14

Are there any firmware updates, or other changes, done by the 10.14 installer that could cause a 10.10 system to not work? To quell all the "why would you want to do that?" questions, here's the ...
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Ways to share folders from Mac host to Mojave guest on VirtualBox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have a Yosemite host and Mojave guest VM via Virtualbox. I want to share the host's folders with the guest. I'm aware there are at least three ways but I haven't been successful with any of them. I'...
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How do I get rid of a re-appearing B&W hard drive icon on my macOS desktop?

I have an iMac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and an external hard drive with 3 partitions. The external HD was unplugged and left unplugged. Since then, it appears on my desktop at every startup, ...
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Mojave guest OS on Yosemite Host via Parallels Desktop 10

I can't get to the welcome choose your country screen when installing Mojave virtualised via Parallels Desktop 10 on my Yosemite system (MBP Retina 2015). I downloaded the 6GB Mojave '.app' file as ...
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How do I create a directory structure?

I ran these commands to make the directory: mkdir webpack-demo cd webpack-demo npm init -y npm install webpack --save-dev npm install webpack-cli --save-dev and then type cd webpack-demo, then if I ...
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How do I easily delete characters in a TextEdit document which I did not type?

I have typed a 2 page document using Apple's TextEdit on a Mid 2007 iMac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. After closing in RTF format and later reopening, I saw many characters (backslashes, etc.) that ...
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OSX Yosemite suggesting updates, I don't want to upgrade, but need to upgrade iTunes

My oldish MacMini has a fresh install of Yosemite (OSX 10.10.5). I go to iTunes, check for updates, and request to download 12.8.1. MacOS then sends my to app store updates, suggesting an update ...
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Itunes sees, but won't load other user's shared library

I'm stumped. My computer, Lothlorien, shares my iTunes library to the local network. My wife's computer, Gutenberg, can 'see' my library in the drop down ribbon top left (Music...) but if she ...
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macOS Yosemite->High Sierra update not sticking

I need to download exam software for my computer, but the software does not support Yosemite, my current OS. Preposterously, this $100 software costs $50 to "redownload", so I need to be absolutely ...
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(Mistakenly) Deleted all partitions except for disk0s2, can't mount or repartition

First of all, I apologize that I cannot remember exactly what version of Mac OS I am running, but I am 99% sure it's Yosemite. I recently tried to delete a second partition I had been using for a ...
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Mac Pro 2.1 - Yosemite - Mac Post Factor

I have been using OS 10.10.5 for ~ 2 years on my Mac Pro 2.1 - Yosemite installed with Mac Post Factor* but developed a sound problem after running DiskWarrior. The other day I lost sound ie no ...
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Need Help Fixing Partitioning after Deleting Core Storage Booter and Windows

I know there is a plenty on the Internet, but I am afraid to touch it since the data on my partition is valuable for me now. My situation: I have MacBook Air with OS Yosemite 2011 11" (128G). I ...
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File Copy Error

I copied files from one location to another using the following command. cp -pr /path/to/source /path/to/destination During execution, I saw the following error message on some files being copied ...
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iMac; OS X Yosemite; App switcher continues to come up without pressing <cmd>-<tab>

I am having an issue with an older iMac. The app switcher will come up and then rapidly switch between either two or all icons without pressing -. It seems as if moving the mouse is causing the ...
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Can I run Yosemite after I install the Mojave firmware updates?

I'm very hesitantly getting ready to "upgrade" from Yosemite to Mojave because I worry that it will break things I still need. So to give it a try I've decided to install Mojave on an external drive ...
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Finder seems to be broken, Desktop files missing

I have an old imac mid 2010 with upgraded ram and ssd that works really well. I mostly use it for coding and I did not updated / installed any new apps lately. Since 24hours ago: finder seems to be ...
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OS X 10.10 Copy / Paste Source file count does not match destination file count

I have folderA and want to make a copy of all the contents within into FolderB. I select all the contents inside of FolderA then selected copy and went to FolderB and pasted it. When it is done, ...
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Apple Mail Mailboxes missing

Apple Mail crashed and I rebuilt the database. It now works but my mailboxes are missing. How can missing mailboxes be restored?
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Dictionary styling (background color)

[OS 10.10.5] I want the content background of the Dictionary app to be black. I know this can be done by editing the DefaultStyle.css file of each dictionary, but the background color is still bright ...
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Two Factor Authentication on 10.10.5 Yosemite

I cannot find where to get my two factor authentication verification code from in settings on the Mac, neither is there any input field for me to type in the code. What do I do?
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How to downgrade to OS X Yosemite 10.10? (Have not yet upgraded)

I have a 2015 iMac 5k running OS X Yosemite 10.10.x. I've always been nervous about upgrading an expensive machine. Now I am curious about upgrading, but I would like to find an option that would ...
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“iPhoto cannot be opened because of a problem”

I got hit with the iTunes update breaking everything in Yosemite. I repaired Safari by deleting MobileDevice.Framework, but iPhoto still won't open. Any thoughts? (I'm not ready to migrate to photos) ...
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Safari on my Mac won't open because “Safari cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer”

I have an error message, which has already been reported but I can't understand how to fix it. I have Yosemite and there's no updates available except for iPhoto, which also can't be updated. I'm ...
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How to solve blank Safari Window / Safari crash (10.1.2)?

Running Yosemite 10.10.5 on MacBook Air (early 2014), with Safari v. 10.1.2. New Safari windows come up blank. Typing a URL into them doesn't load the pages. Quitting Safari and relaunching causes ...
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Upgrade GPU in 2010 Mac Pro 5,1

I have a 2010 Mac Pro 5,1. It has an ATI Radeon HD 5770. I bought a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 to upgrade. How can I use RX 560 on OS X El Capitan and Mojave?
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Can't restart Mac: Finder not responding or «not open anymore» & other culprits

First-timer here. I have been experiencing several serious-looking problems with my MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, model MacBookPro10,1: Mid 2012 Retina, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD) for a while now, the ...
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Cracking hashes for MacOS passwords

I've followed practically all the tutorials on cracking hashes for a macOS password, but I've come up empty handed. I've ultimately come up with this hash: Admin:$ml$28169$...
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Super quiet audio recording in Quicktime 10.4 using Soundflower-2 on Yosemite

Now that the Soundflowerbed app is retired, I haven't been able to record my Mac's system audio :( Following the instructions from mattingalls' Soundflower-2 installation guide, (https://github.com/...
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OS X Yosemite multiple desktops with different files

Is there a way to have a second desktop which you can put individual folders and files on it, so that the first desktop is clear without any files?
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Having Problems Clean Installing Osx El Capitan On Macbook Air 2010

I have a bootable dmg file that I created using transmac on my pc. Everytime I load it up on my Macbook air it shows the prohibitory symbol after a few minutes. I check on Disk utilitily first drive ...
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File Vault Paused

Im trying to update to High Sierra, But can't because my file vault is currently encrypting. (so says the error message) However, when I check the status, it shows that it is "paused" and has been ...
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Will Apple's apps be automatically updated when the OS is upgraded? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro from mid-2014 running on Yosemite. If I update the macOS, will the Apple apps (iTunes, Pages, Numbers, etc.) be automatically updated? I have also been wondering whether it ...
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Why did apache move config, and how do I move it back?

I just installed PHP 7, and suddenly localhost is no longer accessible. Investigating, apachectl determined that it changed from reading /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, to now be reading /usr/local/etc/...
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OS X stopped opening .jar files through Finder

Yosemite 10.10.5 I have a .jar file that I was able to execute by double-clicking it in Finder. Today, if I try that, it won't open. Sometimes something will appear briefly on screen but disappear ...
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Change boot device on Mac OS X 10.10 to an AFP partition

My Mac Pro ran with Mac OS X 10.10 until last week. I split the disk into two partitions, mirrored the OS and updated it on one partition to macOS 10.13. After the update I changed the startup disk ...
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pfctl to add rules at runtime WITHOUT editing /etc/pf.conf?

I have an app that (while it is running and only while it is running) needs to make changes to the packet filter (pf) so that it blocks or allows certain traffic. These rules should be in addition to ...
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Internet recovery of 2015 MacBook Pro fails due to unavailability of Yosemite

I recently purchased a second-hand 2015 13" MacBook Pro. It came with High Sierra installed, but I wanted to make sure the system was completely clean (in case it had been compromised), so I: Booted ...
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How to unzip .xz

How can I unzip a .xz file? Archive utility failed. Is there an app that I should get to do it? (Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.5)
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Grab.app disappearing from dock?

When I use Grab, if ever I close all its windows and then take focus away from it by clicking somewhere else it disappears from the dock. Grab hides from the dock even if the Grab window I close is ...
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External Filevault disk permissions don't match users on migrated computer

I created a (bootable) backup disk for use in Carbon Copy Cloner and applied Filevault 2 following the CCC instructions. I am using the backup disk to transfer the files to a new computer. The old ...
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Changing the user when turning in my Macbook Pro

On my macbook pro 2010 (running Yosemite 10.10.5) I have two users. My normal Admin account and a Guest account. Whenever my computer is turned off, it automatically logs into the guest account when I ...
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Can I install OS X 10.10 on a MBP Mid-2015 I buy today?

I am planning on buying a MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2015 (not a used one, but a new one directly from Apple). For reasons of running legacy software I would like to install Mac OS X 10.10 on it. When it ...
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Internet Recovery - No progress

I am trying to use internet recovery to install OS X Yosemite and dual boot it with High Sierra on my 2015 model 13-inch Macbook Pro, but I’m having some issues. I can boot into Internet Recovery, can ...
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Did someone copy files from my Mac?

I was away from my MacBook Air (Yosemite) briefly and suspected that someone had copied files from my Mac. Here is what I can see from the system.log under console /var/log. Could some experts ...