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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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How secure is Apple's Bluetooth keyboard?

Can anybody post any documentation on how Mac OS X and Apple's Bluetooth keyboard pair up with each other? I have seen the articles Apple keyboard pairing over Bluetooth and Which wireless keyboard ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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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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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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A USB keyboard in a Microserver is causing the machine to become very unresponsive

This video explains it best - Youtube Link I have purchased a number of Microservers and have finally got around to setting the first one up. It doesn't have a PS2 port, but, has loads of USB ports. ...
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Is there a way to remap the Fn and Ctrl keys on an Apple wireless keyboard?

I'm using Apple Wireless keyboard and I'm slightly disappointed that Fn key and Ctrl key have that order. It's not convenient for me. How can I easily swap them?
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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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Repurposing very old hardware (Apple ][ era) [closed]

I still have my very first computer - an Apple ][ I was given back in grade school. Once I fix the drive cables and clean it up a bit, what could I reasonably use it for? Obviously the stacks of 5¼" ...
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Why subnet mask for IP 10.0.1.4 is 255.255.255.0?

Well I'm not sure whether I'm missing something here. But all I've read is that if first octet of IP is within 0 - 127 then it is categorized as Class A subnet and correspondingly Subnet Mask for ...
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How can I edit RSS feed address/URL in Apple Mail?

How can I easily edit / modify / change the address of an RSS feed URL / address in Apple Mail? I am on OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.5. I found information on how to use terminal to export the list of feeds, ...
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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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Is it possible to connect an external Monitor to an Apple Thunderbolt Display?

Well the title says it all but still. Is there a way to connect an external monitor using a DVI->MiniDP converter to the Thunderbolt Port on the Apple Thunderbolt Display?
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iTunes 10.5 blocked when I connect my iPhone4

Today I updated iTunes to version 10.5 It starts up correctly, but when I connect my iPhone4, iTunes is blocked and the spinning wait cursor is showed.... When I disconnect iPhone, iTunes works ...
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Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB?

I have an "Early 2011" 15 inch Macbook Pro that came with 4GB of RAM and I upgraded to 8GB a week after buying. I bought these RAM Modules: ...
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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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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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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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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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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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Logout user script

I am trying to create a script in ARD that will let me logout a user. Now I have a script which does start the logout, but I want it to execute instead of waiting 60 seconds. The script currently ...
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Apple UK / British English keyboard key mapping

I've recently started using a Mac at work, and after having been used to PCs running Linux for many years, it's taken a while for me to resolve a few niggles. But there's still one that remains: I'm ...
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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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Setting up DHCP and NAT on apple extreme with Virgin Media SH (APPLE)

I'm currently going mad trying to get my Apple Time Machine to be the DHCP and NAT Server. I've turned off DHCP in the Super Hub config and turned DHCP and NAT on in the Time Machine. Doing this, I ...
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Why does Apple Software Update think that I have iTunes installed, even though I don't?

I have a Windows PC. Somehow, Apple Software Update thinks that I have iTunes installed and offers me updates for it. However, I have never installed iTunes on this PC. I have a couple questions: ...
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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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Linux/OS X dualboot on a MacBook Pro with RAID

I'd like to install Gentoo Linux on my Macbook Pro while keeping my current OS X installation. I currently have OS X installed on a RAID 0 on two 160GB Intel SSDs and I'd like to create a new ...
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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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How to switch to built-in speaks when headphones are plugged in

I want to be able to switch headphone output to/from built-in speaker output with my mac with software, so that I don't need to do the manual process. How is this possible?
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How to prevent the screen from turning off when I open the lid?

It happens only when the computer is plugged on a power source. The situation on battery is not the same, knowing the computer goes to sleep. When I close the lid, the computer behaves correctly: ...
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Mac Pro won't boot from Windows 7 DVD - Flashing prohibitory sign

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac pro, I have tried everything it seems. I have a perfectly good Windows 7 DVD which boots on other devices, yet it doesn't on mine. First off it started with ...
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MacBook Pro wants to connect to IPv6 addresses for some strange reason

A very weird behavior on a MBP. It seems that some websites are now advertising Ipv6 addresses (e.g., www.doodle.com, addons.mozilla.org, etc.). For some reason, even though I only have an Ipv4 ...
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Increase the speed at which the 'delete' key deletes things on OSX?

I want to hold the 'delete' key and delete characters more quickly than OSX Mavericks does by default. Something like Ubuntu, which delete really quickly. Any suggestions?!
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Is it safe to ride a bike with your macbook pro in sleep mode?

I have the current mac book pro. Is it safe to ball around with it in sleep mode or could you damage the disk?
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when using a mac VM with VMWare, how do I use command key within the VM?

I have a apple computer, and am running the apple operating system within a VM on that machine. The VM is running with VMWare. How do I send keyboard combos that use the command key to the VM? When ...
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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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Windows 7 + Bootcamp: Apple Cinema Display brightness doesn't work

I have no idea what's going on here, I hope someone can help. Windows 7 x64 was installed and fully updated on an Intel Mac. It seemed to be working fine, but there was no sound, so I installed the ...
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Mac OS El Capitan (10.11) not able to connect to WIFI(WPA 2 Enterprise)

I have upgraded my MacBook Pro OS to 10.11 (El Capitan), since then its not able to connect to WIFI (WPA2 Enterprise) of our organisation. It is getting authenticated via EAP-PEAP but after that its ...
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My Apple TV YouTube app is not working. How do I resolve this issue? [closed]

I am using Apple TV MC572LL/A, I haven't used the Youtube APP for a long time, recently, my nephew came to my house and found that Youtube on my Apple TV did't work. He wondered why this happened, ...
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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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Where is configuration to show IP address on shell prompt being stored?

We have two Xservers on our network. On server A all our employees have an account setup, but on B the only account is the admin account. I can ssh to server A fine with my username and pass that are ...
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What's this mysterious symbol used for the insert page break shortcut in Apple's Pages?

I'm familiar with the Cmd key, but the second one leaves me stumped. I tried Cmd + Return -- no luck.
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Any performance issues when removing Macbook battery?

Does anyone know if removing the battery will have a major effect on the performance of the processor for the Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011)? I ask because my laptop gets really hot - the heat in ...
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OSX Mavericks as Virtual Guest on Apple Hardware running Windows 7, 8, etc

Is it possible / legal to install Windows on Apple Hardware (macbook), and run OSX as a Virtual Guest using vmware or virtualbox? EDIT: 1/8/2014 -- I realize this question may not be as clear as it ...
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VM Ware show desktop instead windows 8 start screen when switching

I'm on Macbook Pro with Windows 8 installed on VM Ware Fusion (version 5.0.3). I always run W8 in full screen mode. When I am in Apple and I want to switch to W8 (using apple key, arrow right) I ...
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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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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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Apple Yosemite Root Problems

I always work as a root user, and I've been facing some problems: Finder never saves passwords. Icon positioning changes aren't saved. Other problems in strong sandbox hardening and I can't load a ...
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How do I find songs that I've hearted/favorited in Apple Music?

If I'm listening to a song and I click/tap the ♥︎ icon, is there a list of these anywhere? I know if I Add to My Music I can get to these by making a smart playlist where Loved is true. But about for ...
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Is there a way for me to manage my iCloud settings from the terminal?

I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and would like to administer my iCloud settings (login, which services - Mail, Calendar, Notes - should be used, etc.) Is there a way for me to manage this via the ...