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Spotlight dark dictionary results with dark mode in Yosemite 10.10.4

Spotlight gives dark dictionary results with some words when dark mode is on: I've had this problem since day one of Yosemite. iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
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Recover a deleted contact without iCloud backups

When I was deleting contacts on my iPhone yesterday, I mistakenly deleted another one with similar name! Any idea how to get it back? I don't have any backups to iCloud.
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macOS - Determine current wallpaper path

I want to get current location of my macOS wallpaper. Is there a file or a command that will allow me to find this data? I would prefer a way that would allow me to do it from the Terminal. macOS: ...
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How to identify which model is my Mac?

Sometimes, you need to know the exact model of your Macintosh. When you want to know to which version of OS X you can upgrade your system, e.g., or when you intend to buy parts for self-repairing your ...
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Why can I no longer get an internet connection when using my old Macbook and AirPort Express?

Up until recently I was using my 2007 MacBook perfectly fine with my old AirPort Express. A few days ago I purchased a used mid-2010 iMac which is now running OS X 10.8.3 (something I'm still not too ...
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Is there a one-time physical damage policy for cracked ipad2 a week after warrenty ends?

My 1 year warranty has just ended within the last week and my daughter dropped my iPad 2 which has resulted in a cracked screen. Is there a one-time physical damage replacement policy in Washington ...
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Logitech mouse used on El Capitan

I CANNOT get my mouse to easily move from one monitor to another. I literally have to wave the mouse in the direction of the other monitor and that sometimes works, though it's very clumsy. I can't ...
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Mouse middle click in Mac OS — Misson Control and Close Tab at the same time: How To?

How to make wheel mouse button work this way in Mac OS X El Capitan? 1. If I wheel press on chrome tab, this tab gets closed. else: 2. If I press on chrome link, it gets opened in new tab. else: ...
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Redial Last Incoming Call without Unlocking Phone

I left my iPhone X running iOS 11 at a casino. Someone at the casino called two of my contacts while they had my phone. 1:32 Brian calls my phone to see if we can hear it 6:36 My phone calls Brian 9:...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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MacBook Pro early 2011: sound loop, black screen

Over the last week I have had four similar incidents: When I played something on YouTube, the audio just loops for a few seconds, and then either the screen freezes or a black screen will appear. ...
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Stop Devices Deleting Songs On iCloud; iTunes Match

I want to delete songs from my devices, not from iCloud. Can I change settings to prevent devices deleting songs from iCloud, i.e. delete from local device but not iCloud.
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“not authorized” on this computer when syncing iphone to mac even though authorization already performed

Even though this computer is already authorized for iTunes: Following the directions on the warning message as seen in the screenshot: I did authenticate this computer Store | Authorize this ...
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How does Airplay from iCloud actually work?

Airplay from iCloud is part of the newest Apple TV update however I don't understand how it is supposed to work. Should I see a new option on my device when I'm airplaying something from it? This is ...
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how can I use $HOME, ~ or environment variable in plist file of LaunchDaemons

I want to run a program by use plist, eg <key>Program</key> <string>/the_path_to/startup.sh</string> But the path could be changed in different system, so it would be nice if ...
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How to change apple ID while it has been disabled for security reasons

I just bought apple iPhone 4s from my friend but it throw an error "This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons" is it possible that i change apple ID during this state? Or is there any ...
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Can I set the sender/reply-to address in iOS mail for an ActiveSync account?

I have a Google Apps account for mail.example.com, but actually use addresses @example.com (e.g. tony@example.com, whereas the account is tony@mail.example.com). This isn't ideal, but I'm stuck with ...
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iPhone 5 backup to iCloud not starting

I have tried to start my back up manually because the automatic back up isn't working for some reason. The last backup was June 3, 2015. I have the icloud backup on and I have plenty of space in my ...
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Retrieve Previous Computer Serial Number From Old Ext Hard Drive

This is a long shot, but I thought I'd ask anyways. I used to have an iMac 24" and the internal hard drive went bad on it. So I bought an external hard drive, installed OS 10.7 on it and booted the ...
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What cable do I need for 2560 x 1440 resolution on my Mac Air mid 2013? My LG Monitor has HDMI input only

I have an LG monitor with only HDMI outlets. My cable is HDMI to my MacAir mini port. Max resolutionis 1920. Is there an adaptor I can purchase that will bring my monitor up to 2560 x 1440? Thank you!
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How to retrieve data from iphone 4s when connector/charger is broken

My iphone 4s charger/connector broke. My phone ran out of battery, is unchargeable and unbootable. It also will not connect to any computer or other device. I took it to the Genius bar and they ...
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Permanently deleting iMessages in a Mac

I painstakingly delete all my iMessages from my Mac (Mountain Lion) but every time someone sends me a new iMessage all earlier messages of that person AND others get downloaded. Is not there a setting ...
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Copy complete partition mapping

How do I copy the whole partition map for a drive 'cloned' with DD? Same size hard drive for input and output of DD. Device block size was 4096 Bytes on input disk, 512 Bytes on output disk. Filevault ...
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IMAP setting for hotmail in Outlook v14 for mac os x

I got for a few years a hotmail account and get my mail into outlook with POP setting.... everything is fine... But now i got a iPhone and iPad and there is some setting to get IMAP hotmail (m.hotmail....
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How to remove iCloud account from used iPhone? [duplicate]

I bought an iPhone 4s used and the previous owner did not clear their iCloud account. I need to reset phone, but can't turn off "Find my Phone" because of iCloud password! How can delete iCloud ...
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Transfer photos (in iPhoto) and maintain detail?

I would like to transfer photos from one computer to another, but I would like to maintain the originals (most of them are re-touched), faces information, gps coordinates, whether the image has been ...
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how do i disable my messages from showing up on my macbook air

Recently I allowed my laptop to get messages that have been sent to my phone, but that was a huge mistake. I have a macbook air and I do not need to disconnect my phone from my laptop, I just need to ...
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I am trying to clone a 2TB drive that has mac os x 10.6.8 onto a smaller drive but dont know what I am doing

I have a Mac Pro that I cant install an OS onto at the moment because I do not have snow leopard. I do have a bootable 2TB Western Digital drive that comes from an identical Mac Pro that has 10.6.8 ...
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Macbook Pro starts by itself, with lid closed, since upgrading to Mojave

Three times since upgrading to Mojave a few weeks ago, my mid 2014 Macbook Pro has spontaneously switched itself on, with the lid fully closed. This is happening many hours after I shut it down (...
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Do I just need a VGA to RCA adaptor to stream video from my macbook to TV?

I want to get the adaptor to stream videos from my macbook to my TV. I already have the Apple adaptor from DVI to VGA: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB572Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA4Mw&mco=MTM3NTA3MDU ...
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EHD has 5 TB capacity but Finder only shows 600 GB

I have a Seagate 5TB external hard drive. Disk Utility shows 5TB, but when I click "Get Info," it only says 602 GB. How do I fix this? My Macbook runs on El Capitan. Thanks.
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Is there a program that will let me move an item from my Dock to my Menu Bar?

And I don't mean like StatusDock, which will move it to the menu bar but also keeps it in the dock. I'd prefer it to just be gone from the Dock. Any way you can do this?
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Upgrade Macbook Pro from 10.6.8 to 10.8

I am considering upgrading my Macbook Pro with 2GB of memory from 10.6.8 to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Are there any other considerations for upgrading? Is this generally a good idea?
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Global shortcut for New Mail in Thunderbird

I would like to have a global shortcut key to send a new message using Thunderbird in Mac OS. How can I do this?
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My app store can't dowload some apps or update

I can't update WhatsApp, Snapchat and many other apps in my system, that is 9.0.1. I tried to change date and time, turn off my iPhone and sign out.
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How do I make my iPad Retina wifi hotspot discoverable (tethering 3G) when off and unplugged like my iPhone 6S?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac ...
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iPhone to iTunes application transfer

Usually people used to download application on iTunes & then install it on their iPhone using iTuens sync. Currently, I have an iPhone that I bought from my friend. He had purchased many ...
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Accessing Internet Recovery

I have a late 2012 model iMac that I'm preparing to sell. I want to reset it to factory defaults, so Internet Recovery sounds perfect. However, Cmd + Option + R during boot does not work. For that ...
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Wifi, DNS problem on MacBook Pro retina

On a Macbook Pro retina 13 2014 with El Capitan 10.11.5 I can't access websites through their domain name (google.com, bing.com, etc). I can access the internet with Google Chrome, but with others ...
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Is it possible to install a new HP Envy-4520 printer on a computer running Snow Leopard

I am trying help someone setup a new printer (HP Envy-4520) on an older Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) Obviously the best solution would be to replace the computer, unfortunately, this isn't an option. I ...
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Should I install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server?

I will be using Mac OS X Server to hold an email server, web hosting, DNS and iOS and Mac development and I was wondering if you guys think Mac OS X Snow Leopard would do me just fine or if Server ...
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How to map CTRL + Left Arrow to Home with Karabiner-Elements

I'm using Karabiner-Elements to map some keys with an external PC keyboard. I'd like to map CTRL + Left Arrow to Home and CTRL + Right Arrow to End. Is it possible to do this? There's a complex rule ...
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iPhone Music search in “My Library” doesn't find words in titles

A search in Music "My Library" makes some obvious misses. Takes these two songs from My Library for instance "Big Blue" "Electro Glide in Blue" For some reasons, searching "blue" in My Library ...
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Disable Time Machine Auto Cleaning

According to Apple, Time Machine removes all but one backup for every month, all but one backup for every week of the last month, and all but one backup for every day of the last week. I have plenty ...
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Time Machine says Time Capsule is full even though all backups are much smaller than HDD

I have several machines backing up via Time Machine to a 1TB Time Capsule. Lately one of my Macs said he had to delete an old backup in order to create the new backup. I was surprised about this ...
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How do I copy an NTFS partition to a writable disk image?

I have a drive from an old Windows computer. The drive is now in an enclosure, so it's accessible as if it were an external drive. It is formatted as NTFS. I would like to convert this drive (about 50 ...
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How to automat the selection of usb disk based on size

I am trying to automate a process where teachers delete content on memory sticks with different name then put the right content back (same each time) and rename the memory stick to UDISK. I want to ...
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Browsing in Finder is extremely slow while fine in Terminal

I did Repair Disk Permissions, reindexing files for Spotlight, and remove cache folders but it's still broken. It takes 30 seconds to several minutes to files to show up in local, not remote, folders. ...
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How do text sizes compare between iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE?

When considering a switch from one iPhone form factor to another, one of the importand aspect is: How physical text size compares between old and new phone (each of iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE)? How ...
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Make OS X Dashboard Widgets appear in Desktop

Dashboard Widgets would be much more useful as MenuBar apps, but some aren't. Is there a way to force OS X to display active Widgets in the MenuBar or as application windows?

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