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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Home-network wifi issue with Macbook Pro

I'm using a Macbook Pro and having problems with the wifi network at home. Every 20-30 minutes, I am unable to connect to the internet although I can login into 192.168.0.1. If I turn the wifi (on the ...
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Use specific version of package per directory with Homebrew on Mac

I often find myself switching to a specific version of a package installed with homebrew when switching projects. $ cd ~/Desktop/projects/project1 $ brew switch phantomjs 2.0.0 Cleaning ...
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Cloud hosted configuration management for OSX?

I'm setting up IT systems for a small, Mac based company (about 20 laptops). They don't (and probably never will) have an onsite IT guy so I need to build systems that a smart, but non-IT person, can ...
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Cannot remember Mac Username

I need to connect remotely to my work computer and login is asking for my mac user name and password. Where do I find this information? Thanks!
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Keyboard shortcut to reapply sorting in Excel 2015 Preview for Mac

In Excel 2013 for the PC, you can press Ctrl-Alt-L to reapply a filter/sort on a table in your worksheet. This shortcut does not work in the Excel 2015 Preview for Mac. I tried other variations on ...
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keep having issues trying to download microsoft office 2011 onto MAC

Whenever I go to download office 2011 for our Mac computers, I always get the error message "Cannot have a secure connection to login.live.com." It seems I always have issues with other Microsoft ...
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How to rename a flash drive (not just a partition)

How do I rename a flash drive on a Mac? I know how to rename a partition, but how do I rename the actual drive? I highlighted what I want to rename in the image below:
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OSX Guest Account Default Application

On a shared computer running OSX 10.10 I have the guest account enabled so that all files and browser history are deleted for those who use the account. I just installed LibreOffice so that guest ...
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Strangely slow internet on MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite

We have Wi-Fi internet in our home which we access from at least five different devices (2 PCs, 2 phones, 1 Mac). On four of the five, the internet behaves perfectly fast enough, but on the ...
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Change Mac phone call defaults

I have Lync for Mac installed on my machine. When I try to make a phone call from the Mac messages application , it routes me to the Lync to make the calls and fails. How can I change this setting to ...
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Mac users create text with non standard accents

When a Mac OSX 10.3 user inputs text in Wordpress, his accented characters such as é or è are not rendered correctly on Firefox and Safari. The accent is shown too high in relation to the letter. ...
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How to remove undeletable USB drive partition

I received a free 2 GB USB from my school and was wondering if I can remove the small partition of 6 MB that they reserved to store a html file that will take me to a website link for information ...
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How do you write to a file within the command line?

Specifically mac, but for future reference for those that come across this post, this could be on any OS. So am learning the command line, and one utility (perhaps the only one) which seems to be ...
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iMac crashes randomly : apple hardware test codes 4M0T/40000003:HDD-1325

My iMac(mid 2011 27 inch) is consistently crashing after 15-30 minutes, vertical lines flash and it goes to a grey or pink screen, then restarts after about 2 minutes. I have run the apple hardware ...
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Get OS X Chrome to accept self-signed SSL certificate for localhost

I've been trying to get this working all day, and I have a strong feeling that my issue is specific to Yosemite. I'm running OS X 10.10.3 on a retina Macbook Pro. I took instructions from ...
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Main page on safari 10.5.8 apple

i don't know how to change the main page. I don't know what it is called but it is the one where you open safari and the first page comes up. how can i change what the website it?
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Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA ...
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How to access Kitematic host computer's command line

I installed Kitematic to my Mac. Kitematic installs a Linux server to VirtualBox to work as a Docker host and has a simple GUI for the basic Docker tasks etc. Now I'm wondering, how to have command ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Craft HTTP GET on Mac to get file

So I'm trying to download a file on my mac but the requirements to get the file are very strict: Username: testx Password: testing123 Authorization You can craft the ...
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Cannot copy large files between a Mac and a PC over WiFi

I have a 17" MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model). Whenever I copy a large file between them (> 1GB), the transfer stalls or fails outright after the 1st gig or so. It doesn't matter if the file is on the ...
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Browser only audio clipping

I have a strange sound clipping problem that seems to be isolated to browser/html5/flash audio. It seems to be isolated only to videos played through my browser and happens the same whether I use the ...
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How to find a file which ends with “/folder/subfolder/” in Mac OS X Terminal?

I would like to find a file which is located for example in /Users/username/Library/folder/subfolder. I know that last two subdirectories would be /folder/subfolder but I don't know in advance what ...
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wifi still connected while macbook in sleep/hibernate mode

my brand new macbook is still connected with wifi even i put it in sleep mode how do I know wifi still on? i pinged macbook ip from another machine accidentally, thats how i found out. is it normal? ...
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Visual Studio Code for Mac IntelliSense “Console” not working

Microsoft announced today that they have released Visual Studio Code for Mac, Linux, and Windows. I am trying to use IntelliSense for the keyword "Console" but nothing is showing up. I have tried ...
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MAC equivalent - user name & appdata

I have a couple of questions: On PC I can get the username from the environment variable USERNAME and on LINUX it is USER - what the MAC equivalent? The users local area on windows can be found via ...
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Changing PrimaryGroupID for admin? Mac OSX 10.9

Im wondering if changing the PrimaryGroupID of a user to 20 (which is the administrator group) will grant the user admin. Is there a possibility of corruption problems ect doing it this way? By the ...
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Changed user ownerships on Mac OS X and now Terminal is not working

I did this on Terminal: Machine:user> sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local Machine:user> sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/bin Not very smart, I know, but it was done in order to workaround a ...
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OSX Yosemite - Flashing colored bars on screen

Running OS X Yosemite on a mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Air, I've noticed that flashing bars will occasionally appear on the screen for no apparent reason. Sometimes these bars are solid colors (often ...
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Group dates as MM-YYYY on Pivot Table

I'm using Excel 2011 for Mac. I have a sheet with dates that I have grouped into a Pivot table. The data spans across months of 2013 and 2014. I want to chart the trends over a month of a year, but ...
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I can't loign as postgres user

I have recently done a backup using Time Machine, shifting the data from a Mac mini to a Macbook pro. In this process I lost the possibility to access to postgres with my user. I can see the user on ...
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Mac kernel panic, how to solve this?

I got the following kernel dump my Mac Mini after hibernation. This issue has been a certain event after Mac going into hibernation for a period of time. Then I tried to reinstall Yosemite on my Mac ...
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Mac OS .bash_profile errors

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5 and I have tried to install Metasploit from this guide. It was until the Install Homebew I used echo PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH >> ~/.bash_profile ...
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Why are the file formats different?

When you go to a certain site to download an application. why can't you run the same file formats for different operating systems?
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Something I'm not “getting” about SSH keys: OS portability (Mac to Windows, etc.)

Let's say I create SSH keys in a Mac to connect to my remote server. My server has my public key. My Mac has my private key. So far so good. A few days later, I want to connect to my server by ...
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iWorks 09 displaying blank screen after downgrading OS X 10.10 to 10.6

I had to downgrade the OS X version of a friend's intel Mac after Appleworks 6 stop working after his grandson upgrade it to Yosemite. The friend has hundreds of Appleworks outline files typed ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Mac Illustrator CC > Save for Web > Convert to sRGB… checked & greyed out

i've been following some advice from several blogs to normalize the color settings across my adobe apps - basically setting them to none or generic or monitor etc (since i only design for web, ...
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Run script or app at logon for all users on the Mac

I want my Mac to auto-trash some cache-files from Adobe for all the users that log on to the computer. I am really new to this, so I'm sorry if my question is obvious. I have made a script and/or app ...
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ipfw not available on Mac OS X yosemite?

I'm trying to use https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle on Mac OS X 10.10 yosemite. But sadly I couldn't find ipfw. Is there a way to install it or something?
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Macro Hyperlink Error in Mac OS (Office for Mac 2011)

I am getting an error on a macro only when using a Mac. This macro was designed to solve a problem with a formula using the Hyperlink function to copy a link from another sheet for each row. (Excel ...
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I'm having trouble with my Apache Server Permissions on Mac

I'm getting this error when I'm trying to create a login page: Warning: file_put_contents(/users/userlist.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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OS X Yosemite coreaudiod, identityservicesd and com.apple.geod not responding

Has anyone on here found a comprehensive solution to the problem where coreaudiod is constantly not responding? I also have identityservicesd and com.apple.geod not responding, all the time: every ...
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How do I set my profile picture in Outlook for Mac 2011?

How do I set my profile picture so that people can see my smiling face when they read e-mail messages from me? I've tried Outlook > Preferences > Accounts, but there are no options for a photo in ...
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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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What is the shortcut for mac safari pinch gesture?

I noticed there is a decent view of mac safari showing my open pages in a widgets view. Currently, I use pinch operation on my pad to do this. But I am prefer to use my external keyboard. So, what is ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2014) probelm when running 2 monitors

I recently purchased a Mac Mini and had the intention to use it with 2 monitors. I used the HDMI port to plug into one monitor and a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for the other. Everything works fine ...
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How to use Mac Automator to append clipboard text to a given document

I understand how to link a service to a keyboard short cut. Here is what I've tried: Services selected text in any application Get contents of clipboard Get Specified Finder items (and I choose the ...
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Use Displayport-Splitter to connect two computers to one Displayport jack of a monitor

I have here a Windows computer (Lenovo W510) and a MacBook Pro (Early 2011). Now I want to connect each Displayport output of the computers to one Displayport input of the monitor (iiyama PL2779Q). So ...
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BSD Packet Filter Redirect Internal traffic

I'm using OSX Yosemite with Packet Filter (BSD). Is there a way to redirect internal originating traffic (let's say from en1) to lo0 on a specific port for specific destinations? rdr from what I ...