Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [osx] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead.

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Using Java-based Extensions (zotero) in OpenOffice on Mac OSX 10.6

I wanted to help a friend to setup zotero (Citation and bibliography management) on her Mac. The browser-add-on for Firefox works flawlessly but the installation of the zotero openoffice integration ...
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How can I config my TP-LINK TD-8901G router to allow more than 8 MAC address filters using only a software? [on hold]

My TP-LINK TD-8901G router allows/disallows only 8 Wireless MAC address filters and I have more that 8 devices need to be access through it. So how to allow more that 8 devices on my router using only ...
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Creating a VPN connection with Mac

I will soon be traveling to a country where many pages are blocked. Therefore, I was thinking to convert my Mac to some sort of a connection point (something like VPN) and connect through it. Is that ...
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How can I stop Checkpoint's VPN program from automatically starting on my Mac? Then how do start it manually?

Checkpoint’s Endpoint Security VPN Client starts when I log into my Mac (Mac OS X 10.9.5). How can I make it not start automatically? Then, how can I start it manually when I need it?
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default color using ssh on mac

Till recently I was logging in to my ubuntu server using putty on windows 7, while doing this I was using colour scheme from A better terminal color theme for Putty. Now I have switched to mac and ...
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How to connect remotely from Windows to a Vagrant instance?

Is there a way to connect from my windows pc to a vagrant instance running on my mac which is on the same network? Ideally I would like to use cygwin or something equivalent
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Attaching files to Mac Mail with applescript

I need to send a lot of PDFs to my accountant, each one of them in a separate email. Sounds like a good job for Applescript, only problem is I have zero experience with Applescript, and I don't have ...
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Proxy to spoof server return for certain urls

I have an application making a HRRP request GET http://example.com/exampleurl, which returns a json serialized object. I need to modify what is returned from that URL. Are there any local proxies for ...
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How to search files from a specific time with OS X 10.5.8?

I’m trying to search for a file on my Mac laptop from a long time ago. I know the type of file and I now approximately the time period when it was recorded. It’s one of those Word files that was ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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Sudden BSOD (blue screen of death) on MacBook Pro running Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro (2014 Mid) running Windows 7 and it encountered a sudden blue screen death as the screenshot shows. The information on the blue screen reads: A problem has been detected and ...
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How come I can ping only certain computers and not others?

I use a Macbook Pro Retina, and using my old Macbook Pro, I can ping my retina successfully, and I can also ping my Macbook Pro from my retina successfully (all in the same network). However, I can't ...
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Is there a way to control the volume on Acer K272HUL monitors via Mac keyboard?

Is there a way to control the volume on Acer K272HUL monitors via Mac keyboard It seems like the only way to control volume is to use the controls on the monitor itself.
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Chrome youtube doesn't play/Twitch plays with no sound

I have OS X Yosemite, Chrome version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) When I open youtube video it loads but I can't play the video. I didn't download any extensions before youtube stopped working correctly ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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Mac Word “Find” to NOT wrap-around

Using "Find" on Mac Word (Office 2011) has the search wrap-around, after it finds the last match. (i.e. it goes back to the 1st match in the document) Is there a way to prevent that? (eg, Command ⌘-g ...
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MS Remote Desktop for Mac DPI Settings for Remote Host

My work machine is a 5K iMac, my home machine is an older iMac both running Yosemite and Parallels 10. When connecting to my work Parallels Win8.1 instance using MS RDP for Mac it displays the Remote ...
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How to remap keys / add shortcuts on Mac OS X, without 3rd party software?

I'm trying to do simple things like map the sleep shortcut to F7, monitor sleep shortcut to F8 etc I've checked out Ukelele, yet couldn't determine whether it's able produce key combinations / ...
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Mysterious OS X File Extension (bug?)

I'm coming over from stack overflow since my question isn't programming orientated. I Hope I am in the right Exchange Platform now ;) Ok, let's get started. I know that OS X uses the Launch ...
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Viewing conversation history as one piece in Adium

Conversation logs in Adium is split by days and polluted with "User Connected/Disconnected" statuses. Is it possible to see a conversation history as a single scrollable window, preferably without ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite and Network account with AD

I am logging in my Mac using network account which is binded with Active Directory. My problem is that at the login screen sometimes the network account is not visible and the only solution is to ...
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Macbook filevault paused

So during the setup of my mac I have checked the FileVault box, and now it isn't finishing. When the macbook is not connected to the chargers it asks me to do so. When I connect the mac the Filevault ...
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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No Bootable Device error: Boot Camp Windows 8.1 mac

I have been trying to install Windows 8 on my macbook pro, 13 inch, mid 2012. After the EFI Windows setup, I get the "No Bootable Device.. Please insert device and press any key" type of error. I am ...
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Time Machine restoring data back to my Mac

Lately I had to take my Mac in for repairs and while it was there they needed to delete and start again. I had backed everything up on a hard drive in Time Machine but once I got my Mac home I tried ...
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How do I sync contacts from iPhone 3GS (iOS 6.1) to my mac (OSX 10.9.5 / iTunes 12.1)

It looks like I can not update my iPhone to later iOS (and I don't want to). And it looks like iTunes does not allow you to access/sync contacts as it used to. So what's the proper way of syncing old ...
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Is there a way to stream mp3 's from one drive on Mac Os?

I am ripping all my cd 's to mp3 's and putting them in my OneDrive and I do not keep them on my Mac as I do not have enough space. When I want to listen to an album, I download the album I like to ...
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Mac files on a windows external hard disk drive wont work on mac or windows pc. [on hold]

I have a large amount of video files that were converted to mac format, but they wouldn't transfer to my pc. I got them put on a windows hard disk drive and tried them on both mac and pc, but they ...
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How can I keep SSH sessions alive when the IP changes when switching between Wi-Fi and Ethernet?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I want to be able to create a virtual interface with a Static IP that’s tied to both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces, so that when I undock my laptop, I don’t lose my SSH ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un Mac 802.1x Hotspot

I'm having some trouble trying to set up a wifi hotspot with my mac. Essentially what i'm trying to do is connect my chromecast to the network but chromecast does not support the 802.1x ...
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Changes to menubar don't persist across restarts

This is driving me up the wall. Any changes I make to my menubar items are not persisted. I want to remove the system clock from my menubar. When I remove the clock and killall SystemUIServer, the ...
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my Mac Pro Yosemite randomly restarts

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2011) When I upgraded to Yosemite, it was fine until a month ago, then there is no day that my computer does not restart/freeze randomly. I am really tired of it, ...
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Change webcam stream?

I want to tweak the color balance and saturation of what is streamed from my webcam during a Skype call. The reason is that the lighting in the room I work in looks awful (it's TL light). I am on ...
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Windows 8.1 PC leeching all internet speed from other computers when downloading

My father recently replaced his game-PC, for sim-racing, to a brand new one with Windows 8.1 installed. At home we have two other computers, both iMac's, and all three computers are plugged into the ...
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Multi-monitor set-up: Prevent OSX from changing main displays when switching HDMI input

I use a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro Retina (2012) where I connect one 24-inch monitor through a DVI to mini-display cable and a 32-inch monitor using an HDMI cable. The 32-inch is my main ...
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Mac OS X: keychain fails to save passphrase when connecting to remote host via ssh as root

When using ssh to connect between two mac machines as a standard user passwordless connection works ok on both macs. But each time when doing the same as root it asks me to enter the passphrase. I ...
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Mac OS X: ssh: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_*_key

When doing this check: $ /usr/sbin/sshd -t Getting: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key But when doing same check with sudo all is good: ...
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How do I find the IPv4 address of a computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network?

Is there any way to find the IPv4 address of a certain computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network? I know the computer name and such, so how can I use this to pinpoint which IP is theirs?
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Getting consistent results in NetRestore for a multiple model Mac deployment

I'm currently the Mac QA Admin for over 120 different Macs. I have MacBooks, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMac 24", 21.5" and 27". That's a lot of different screen sizes. I have a Default User ...
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Mac Cannot Access Any App or System Preference

I cannot access any application or any of the System Preference (including terminal, Disk utility, etc.). This happened as a mistake of sudo action. What can I do now?
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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How to skip the delay that exists when I lock the Yosemite screen?

For example, when I lock OSX screen Yosemite, I can unlock soon after for some time by pressing any key. How can I eliminate this delay?
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What is mac process “Wi-Fi”

I am running Mac OS X Yosemite. Today I ran across a process named "Wi-Fi" in Activity Monitor. The name catches my attention so I google around, but found little info about what the process ...
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OSX ssh: Connection closed by [IP]

So when I try to ssh from one of my mac to another mac like this: ssh root@macpro.local I get: Connection closed by 192.168.1.64 I tried: ssh -vvv root@macpro.local and get: OpenSSH_6.2p2, ...
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Find network path of shared drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

I have two Time Capsules, that are currently located on a different network (one is directly connected to the WAN, the other is behind the first one), that are mounted on my MacBook Pro using Back to ...
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How to recover /usr/libexec/java_home executable on Mac OS X 10.8.5?

Today I accidentally delete the /usr/libexec/java_home executable on my Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) while trying to install latest JDK. Then, I realized that homebrew (package manager) and some ...
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Mapping shift key to mouse left button on mac os x

I want to map one of the shift keys on the keyboard to simulate mouse left button, that is when shift is pressed, a left-button down signal is sent to Mac OS X. Likewise, when shift is released, ...
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Removing illegal characters with Automator

I've been trying to write a Mac Automator service to remove illegal characters from filenames. I have it working, but the solution is a little inelegant and I was wondering if anyone would have a ...