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Show all services on right click (mac) [closed]

Whenever you have more than 4 services, they are put in a dropdown option "Services" on right click instead of just being added to the right click menu itself. Is this an option somewhere that can ...
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iTunes - Can't de-authorize all computers

I had iTunes on my laptop, I authorized it through iTunes, now that laptop broke, got the laptop fixed, authorized iTunes again and 3X. I'd already used the option to "De-authorize All Computers" and ...
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how do I connect an Apple Thunderbolt display to a PC?

I have this Apple Thunderbolt display. it works fine with my Macbook Pro. I also want to connect it to my Windows laptop via HDMI. I bought this converter, which converts the HDMI signal to ...
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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...
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can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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Move Full Screen Apps to LEFT of Desktop on Mac OS X (Moutain Lion)

I own a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion and enjoy the convenience and efficiency of being able to three finger (or four finger) swipe between full screen apps. It irritates me however that ...
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Data Recovery from RAID5 disk - Promise Pegasus with Apple OSLion and Thunderbolt connection

I have a Promise Pegasus R6 - 12 TB RAID 5 disk for major storage purposes. One of the six 2TB hard disks were dead and the company provided me with a replacement. When the disk was inserted it ...
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Quotes within quotes applescript

I am doing an applescript that is supposed to set an command with quotes an varible. This is the code so far: set myString to "This is a "quoted" text." But an error occurs because applescript ...
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Macbook 2.26 unibody late 2009 model 6,1 comes 1066MHz RAM, can it run 1333hz

I am not asking if I put in 2 4GB modules of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM will it run without glitch, but instead I am asking will this Hz of am run at 1333hz without issue so the additional benefits of paying ...
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Can I stop iPhone apps from changing my Gmail status? [closed]

I recently got the Mo+ GV iPhone app to replace talkatone and it's a thousand times better. The problem is is that when I'm logged in (It connects to GTalk/voice) my gmail status is changed to an ...
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Airport Express chokes Wi-Fi for a few seconds, several times per hour. Any idea why?

I'm using a MacBookPro connected to an AiportExpress' Wi-FI network. Every once in a while, the Wi-Fi will choke up and either drop some packets, or lag horribly for several seconds. I'm losing hair ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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Thunderbolt to multiple non-apple monitors

I've found several Q&A barely touching this option, and therefore no fairly usable answer. I do have Macbook Pro 13" 2012'mid (not retina) with Thunderbolt port. I'd like to use from 3-6 monitors ...
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Keep OSX from switching Keyboard layout automatically

I’m not using a normal Apple Keyboard on my Mac. It’s a standard ISO keyboard with a German Layout. Unfortunately this keyboard is not supported by OSX by default. So some keys are not working right. ...
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Why does my mac have page outs when I have inactive memory?

From what I've read, page outs are a sign that you don't have enough RAM. I have also read that if you have inactive memory available, then the machine will use that memory when starting up new ...
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Why do I need to backup iTunes?

I got a message in iTunes saying: "Thank you for purchasing from the iTunes Store. Protect your purchases by backing them up" erm. Isn't that what my Apple id is for? I thought the whole ...
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How can I get SVN to recognize Mac Bundles as ASCII instead of Binary Streams?

I have a keynote file in which I am regularly editing the text, moving slides around, etc. There are a max of a few kilobytes of data changed in the internal .key XML file. However, SVN recognizes ...
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Apple TV recognized over Wi-Fi but not Ethernet

My setup is as follows: A modem High speed wireless router (Belkin) Apple TV The modem feeds the router and the router is connected to the Apple TV. Now when I connect the Apple TV to the router ...
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loud hard drive clicks / noises when working with laptop at an angle (on lap), normal or faulty? [closed]

Ive just bought a 15" macbook pro, the first thing that i noticed when i got it booted up was a large amount of clicking coming from the hdd. This is when having the laptop at a slight angle on my ...
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Will Apple Cinema work on my laptop?

I have an HP with HDMI and VGA ports, and HD 3000 and HD6770M graphics. Will the Cinema 27" work with my laptop with full capabilities?
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Does the retina MacBook Pro Australian charger duckhead have 3 prongs on it or 2?

I notice that with my Retina MacBook Pro (bought in UK), its charger uses all three prongs to power the laptop (like this, rather than this). Not surprised, it's a powerful machine. I'm going to ...
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iMac freezes when power button pressed

iMac Specs: 24" Apple iMac OS X Lion (10.7.5) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM The normal behavior when pressing the power button while the iMac is running is to put the computer to ...
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Mac with two internal drives: how can I make moving the default drag operation?

I have two internal drives in my Mac, an SSD and an HDD. Since parts of my home directory are symlinked to the HDD, I frequently run into an issue where dragging a file into a different folder causes ...
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Is it possible to cancel an iCloud remote wipe submitted to an offline device?

I suppose this has to be too common, but when searching (both google and the SE network) the S/N ratio is too low to find a clear answer... Scenario: user looses her iOS6 iPhone4S user runs to ...
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Deleted JavaVM.framework, how to restore?

I accidentally deleted /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework, and now i can't use any command like java, javac, etc.. even if i have java installed. So someone know how to restore this folder ...
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Why have my Aperture referenced files disappeared without trace?

I have an Aperture library that I've been using for several years. In the past week a number of recent photos and movies have mysteriously disappeared. The missing files were all safely imported ...
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Is it possible to export a keyboard layout mapping for re-import onto another machine?

I have an Apple wired-USB keyboard that I share with my MacBookPro and Windows 7 32bit Home desktop via a KVM (Keyboard,Video,Mouse) switch. The MacBookPro has BootCamp for running Windows 7 64bit ...
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Can't install iTunes because Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

I am having a problem installing iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to run the application I got this message: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if ...
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Fonts too bold under OS X 10.8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows I am using chrome browser, and i am a guy who never used mac before, i switched from ubuntu to os x. Now the ...
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How do you change an expired certificate?

While I've been using mac for sometime. Often when I'm doing software updates on various machines I need to install new software. Most updates have certificates which are sometimes out of date. I ...
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Can't reach only certain websites from my Wifi (with macbook and iphone)

I can't access certain websites neither from my macbook nor from my iphone when connected to my Wifi. The same website can be opened from another windows computer connected to the same Wifi. This is ...
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Windows 7 halts booting when Apple Keyboard connected

When Windows 7(64bit) is booting, and Apple Keyboard is connected by USB, then it halts on 'Vaio' logo, while loading BIOS(and I have to disconnect keyboard, restart computer, and connect when windows ...
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Are there apple macs with ivy bridge CPU already on sale? [closed]

If not, then when? I tried to google it out but couldn't find any dates. I am especially interested about macbooks.
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Remap Apple MacBook Eject key in Windows?

I have a MacBook with Windows 7 on it as my daily driver. My MacBook has a nearly useless Eject key, but I wish it was a forward delete key. KeyRemap4Macboook works great in OS X. Is there any ...
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How can I access an Apple Xserve with no I/O ports

I have an Apple Xserve at my place of employment, that I stumbled across one day going through some old equipment. The Xserve has one card installed on it, being the NIC, and is labelled with the ...
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What is special about Apple SuperDrive

I am planning on replacing my internal SuperDrive with a SSD and I was wondering if I should get an external enclosure specially for the internal SuperDrive or I can use my old drive (with an external ...
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Is There a Fair Trade Computer Manufacturer? [closed]

There has been much criticism of Apple and their Foxconn factory surrounding the release of the new iPhone. It seems that in the world of computer manufacturing that it is not un-common for work ...
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Synergy: Dual Windows 7 PC & MacBook in between

I have a windows 7 PC set-up at work with my MacBook Pro in between the two monitors. However, I am struggling to set Synergy up so that the mouse can be taken from monitor one, through the MacBook ...
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Can't connect to Apple Time Capsule in home network using Home Plugs from Win 7 Machine

I have the following home network setup with subnet 255.255.255.0 but recently moved my time capsule to a different location when I added a third Home Plug and can no longer ping or map a network ...
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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Remove OS, but keep documents

Yesterday I installed an SSD in my MacBook and kept my original HDD with a "data doubler" (replaces the DVD-drive with a hard-drive bay). That means I have my OS (and applications) on both my SSD and ...
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Got a Macbook with OS X Lion, then bought and upgraded to Mountain Lion and want to go back - do I need to purchase Lion?

I bought a used Macbook Air with OS X 10.7 Lion installed but with no installation media. I purchased and upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Now I want to go back to Lion, and I am happy to do a ...
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Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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Is Hulu hacked? Or is it my Mac browser?

Do you know why I'm directed to a url on piratenpartij.nl when I try to play Jon Stewart on Hulu.com? I can't figure out if my Mac has a virus, or if it's something on my Chrome browser, or if ...
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How to connect two Dual-link-DVI displays to a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I want to connect two 2560x1440 displays to a summer 2012 MacBook Pro Retina (MBP from now on). The best way to do it would be to buy two Apple thunderbolt displays, which would connect Display2 ...
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Mac Book Pro “Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions” process

I have a MBP 13 inch with OSX Lion on it (late 2011 model). Since a few months now it's been slower than when out of the box even though I didin't really start using it differently since then, except ...
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Does anyone know if Apple plans to support AirPlay Mirroring in Macs older than last year? [closed]

Does anyone know if Apple plans to support AirPlay Mirroring in Macs older than last year? It seems in the fine print that it only works with 2011 models.