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How to change or disable software update policy on OS X Yosemite

I once took my personal iMac to work and enterprise policy settings have been downloaded unto it. I am trying to download the OS X EL Capitan beta and I keep getting the software update policy on the ...
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How can I change Finder's default font size system wide?

I am using an iMac 5k with 27 inch screen. The screen is great. The problem is the screen is too large which makes the font looks smaller in Finder. Command+J can only change the view option for one ...
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Mac Console Log Messages, reccuring issue

My log file is littered with the following entries: (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Exited with code: 1 (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds As you can imagine, this ...
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iMac finder leaves whitespace after file deletion

I'm a new Mac user with OSX Lion. When deleting items in finder, I'm surprised that, unlike Windows, the computer doesn't automatically clean up the white space created by my deletion. So, in a file ...
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Does iMovie prevents going to sleep?

I've started making a movie in iMovie project (which takes about 3 hours). In System Preferences, i've seen the option to shedule, but leaved it disabled. Also in System Preferences, i've set the 30 ...
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iMac 3GHz w NVIDIA 9400 — Unable to install generic nvidia drivers

I can't install the latest NVIDIA drivers for the 9400 on this iMac (Early 2010 Model, 20.5" Screen). I'm running Windows 7 64bit, and I tried installing both the 9400M and 9400 drivers. The actual ...
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Expertise needed - newbie looking for a NAS dual platform solution

I need some help in setting up a NAS and to allow back ups from both OS X and Windows on the same device. Will a Buffalo Quad NAS be the solution to my problem ? The Kit: Mac: I have an old G5 ...
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Is it possible to turn off iMac's screen (without turning off an external screen)?

Typically we can turn off an iMac's screen but pressing control+shift+eject but this would turn off the external screen as well (TV, projector, etc). We can also turn the brightness of the screen to ...
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Installing Windows 7 on iMac

I want to install Windows 7 on an iMac and was wondering if this could cause any complications with my programs and any future work? I mainly work with C++, OpenGL and glsl. Full specs of the iMac: ...
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iMac: Install/boot windows 8.1 on thunderbolt SSD, got 0xc000000e

I was following http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html and successfully installed Windows 8.1 on a WD Element 2TB USB 3.0, without any issue. However, ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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Wacom ET-0405-U compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

I am trying to get my Wacom tablet ET-0405-U to work with my new OS X El Capitan (10.11) iMac. Does anyone know if this is compatible?
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920×1080) that is always connected to a projector (native 1280×800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac display to ...
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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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Small portion of screen flickering?

After running a game in a little window and closing out of it, the location where the window was is giving a very small and very fast flicker. It's not really visible, like you have to look at it to ...
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What kind of lag should I expect when gaming with a KVM?

I've got an iMac, and am going to get a PC for purely gaming. I'm going to use a KVM to share an external DVI monitor, USB keyboard, and USB mouse between the iMac and the PC. What kind of lag or ...
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Stuck at booting Ubuntu 12.10 on iMac (late 2012)

So i've installed bootcamp windows on my mac already and created a extra partition for installing ubuntu 12.10. However i've downloaded the image from ubuntu, then burnt the iso to the DVD, boot my ...
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iMac Mid 2011 Bootcamp running slow

I have a lab of iMacs (21.5 Mid 2011) that primarily run Windows 7 X64 via Bootcamp. The issue that they have been seeing since installation, is on the Windows side, anything to do with accessing ...
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reconnect wireless keyboard and magic mouse after turning bluetooth off

I've turned bluetooth off on my imac to disable a speaker and of course neither the keyboard nor the mouse are responding! Any quick solves without having to go and get a wired mouse from somewhere? I ...
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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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OS X 10.7 and 10.8 continuously going corrupt on several machines, disk unable to repair, requires clean install

I'm managing about a dozen iMacs varying in age from 3 years to 6 months. Every iMac has an afterparty 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, which have all been installed since roughly the beginning of the year. ...
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Is iMac wired ethernet broken or mis-configured

I have an iMac that will connect to my network wirelessly, but not through the wired ethernet. The cable works fine with another computer. The network utility reports that the link status is inactive, ...
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iMac and ReadyNAS jumbo frame is working or not?

OK. I have NAS neatgear readynas nv+ v1. I have iMac i5 27". mac os x: I set MTU to jumbo frames -> apply readynas: enabled jumbo frames -> restarted device my speed is almost the same as it ...
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5 month old iMac shuts down daily, and e-mail accounts were deleted

Details: The shutdowns occur at random times and are usually preceded by a scrolling gray semi-transparent screen and an alert that the computer is shutting down (courteous at least). Sometimes if I ...
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Main Imac Screen black external ok

on iMac, the external display works but internal is backlit but black When I change resolution the main screen gets lines on it then goes back to black
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Connect iMac to Sharp TV, But No Video or Audio

Here’s my setup: iMac 21.5” (Late 2009) Mac OS X 10.6.7 Sharp LD-46D85UN Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI I've been using my iMac as an HTPC since I purchased it last year, but last week it ...
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Stuttering with WD TV Live connected to iMac via ethernet?

I have a WD TV Live, if I connect a hard drive or usb stick to the usb input on it, it plays all my movies flawlessly. However if I connect the WD TV to my iMac directly via ethernet (no router), all ...
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Can I use my iphone 5C as a wireless microphone for my mac (for skype for eg.)?

Can I use my smartphone as a microphone ? I tried pocketaudio and other apps but they're all created for live performances. I have an iMac. Thank you!
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My computer is extremely very very slow

I've bought a new computer. It is supposed to be a recent, last-generation PC (Apple imac 21,5" last generation, first model). The OS takes 2 minutes to load - 1 minute for the logon screen and 1 ...
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The wifi on my Imac 2009 is not working

The wifi on my iMac mid 2009 runing OSX El Capitan is not working at all it seems to be slowing the internet down for other devices on the same wifi too it connects and everything but it just wont ...
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Incoherent disk space used on OSX

Running iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, I can see: 351.21 GB used by Apps according to Storage tab 159.24 GB used on disk according to Disk Info Why is that so much ...
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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client)

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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Forgot PW on old Bondi Blue IMac

Its running 9.2 and the cd-rom is not reading the install discs. Anyway to get a reset of PW or a way to get into hard drive to see what is there.
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Using Synergy With Logitech MX Master, OS X

First, my setup: Server machine: Retina 5K 27-inch iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, Logitech MX Master. I am mapping the buttons solely using BetterTouch Tool. I do not have Logitech Options or ...
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os x unable to open bootcache.playlist

I have rebooted an iMac after it froze. The boot up fails with errors Bootcachecontrol unable to open /var/db/bootcache.playlist: No such file or directory. Bootcachecontrol unable to open ...
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iMac (2013) dual channel RAM & unmatched modules

I run ubuntu on my mid/late 2013 iMac, and am wondering about memory upgrades. Does dual channel support work if I set up 2x4 Gb (in slots 1&3), and also 2x8 Gb (in slots 2&4)? If it ...
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iMac stuck in restart loop

Can anyone please advise me of this error? Never seen this before and it seems to be a modified iMac because the screen may have been replaced since they did a bad job putting it back on. It has been ...
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Windows 7 won't install on mid 2007 iMac

since I bought a MBP, I gave my old 20" mid2007 iMac to my son. Since school works with windows software, I am trying to install win7 32bits on the iMac, with no success. I am using Bootcamp and tried ...
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Chrome scrolling stutters on Macbook Pro 13 (2015) and doesn't on old iMac 2011

I have an iMac from 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB and I just bought a new Macbook Pro (early 2015) with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB. I enter the same page on both computers on Chrome and ...
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Unable to remove download list from iTunes on iMAC

Every time I log into my iTunes account, previously canceled download apps restart downloading automatically I have disabled automatic download settings in iTunes, but every day I am facing this ...
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My computer won't let me type an uppercase z - How do I fix it?

I'm on an iMac. I used to have a wireless keyboard but the Bluetooth for some reason isn't working so I went and purchased a wired keyboard. Having said that, the capital z didn't work on either ...
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UNIX executable files and WD My Passport

i have a new imac 27" retina display computer I store my photos on a WD passport Recently I had some trouble with my Lightroom program. It kept saying something about corrupt files. I thought it ...
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My pegasus R6 - my Mac says it requires repair

My Mac says my Pegasus R6 disk is corrupt and not repairable Downloaded utility and updated to recent firmware - still not able to fix
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Can an iMac connect to a Windows 7 or 8 PC via Network in the Finder

I can see my Windows 8 computer when I click on Network in Finder. When I select the Win 8 system it asks for a password. When I enter the same password that I have set up to login to Windows it ...
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early 2013 iMac internet troubles

I got problems connecting my iMac to the internet (Wifi). Signal is fine, all other machines (iPad, win pc and macbook pro connect just fine). read several posts about that issue but couldnt figure ...
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Installing Windows 8 on late 2012 iMac 3TB SATA Disk

Yes I know installing windows on the new 3TB iMac through bootcamp is not officially supported, but after doing some research it seemed that it was quite possible to do so anyways. Twocanoes seemed to ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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Acer Monitor connected to Imac scrolls through display options too fast for IMac to send back signal?

I recently purchased a 2011 Intel Imac running Mountain Lion. I hooked up an Acer H243H monitor to it using a thunderbolt to HDMI converter. I also have a separate Windows machine plugged into the ...
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new 27" iMac sound turning on and off by itself

Just got a new imac 27" and it has been turning the sound on and off byitself like someone was hitting the mute Key on the keyboard over and over. It will work fine for a while and then it will just ...