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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Mac App Store Download Resume

I'm using Mac App Store on Lion, But there is a problem with download resume. After every system restart I can't resume my previous downloads and I have to download them from the beginning, I also ...
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Is there an application or way to sync address book, Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail contacts?

I'm looking for a Mac application or an Web application to sync all my Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail contacts and Mac OS X address book contacts in one place. At the same time, it would be great if it ...
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Disable hyperthreading on MacPro Xeon

We need to disable hyperthreading on several MacPros. We have just two types of Macs - Dual QuadCore 2.4 "Westmere" and single CPU SixCore 3.66 "Westmere". All machines run 10.6.8 For some strange ...
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Mac Terminal.app: disable red notification badge?

As of OS X 10.7 (I think?) Terminal.app will show a red badge counting the number of bells the encountered while the terminal is in the background: Is it possible to dissable this badge?
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How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
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Macbook Air's display won't turn off when lid is closed with external display

This highly annoying problem started recently on my MBA: when I connect it to my external display and close the lid, the screen doesn't turn off. The same occurs if I wake it up from sleep into this ...
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Time Machine seems to ignore external drive

I have an external disk formatted HFS+ case sensitive. When time machine runs it seems to ignore the entire filesystem on that drive. The volume name shows up if I dig in to Backs.backupsdb but it's ...
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Disable grey “is now online/offline” messages in iChat

When using iChat, grey messages saying "so-and-so is now online" and "so-and-so is now offline" are displayed in the chat window. Is there any way to suppress these messages? When they crop up too ...
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Mac OS X Lion - way to associate to only one BSSID and disable hopping? (WDS network)

Question: Is there any way on the Mac OS X Lion to force client connection to a specified BSSID? Problem details: I have been connection to WDS-based network and I can see three of the network's ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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Why would attaching a USB hub affected the performance on a Mac?

My brother-in-law bought a 10 port active USB hub and connected it to his iMac(it's couple of years old). Over the course of about a week he noticed that his computer's performance has slowed quite a ...
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Why is Google Chrome so slow when searching from the address bar?

I'm using the latest dev version of Google Chrome (17.0.963.6 dev) on OS X Lion (because I heard the latest version works better with Lion). I've cleared my cache and history, but when I search from ...
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Handbrake is slow at converting audio

My conversion in Handbrake is taking forever (over 24hrs). The video conversion is done in a few minutes, but then I get miles of this over and over again: sync: adding 102 ms of silence to audio ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 7 “Libraries” functionality on a Mac?

Smart Folders are fantastic, but I would really like to replicate the Windows 7 "Libraries" functionality on my Mac. Is it possible? For example, most of my movies are stored on an external drive so ...
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VLC: Play on Fullscreen

(Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard) Is there any way, to configure VLC to start playing paused videos when it enters fullscreen mode like in older versions of QuickTime (or newer versions with this ...
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Can't connect to Windows 2003 Server from WAN via mac RDP client

Question: How to connect to server from WAN? I have no problems connecting from the LAN, that works fine. What I have done: set up port forwarding on router for port 3389, and it points at the ...
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Single command to stop Parallels hypervisor (kernel extensions)

I'm using multiple virtualization products on my MacBook Pro (VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, Parallels). To avoid problems I always make sure only the procesesses/kernel extensions for one of those ...
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Import just phone numbers from previous Address Book backup

I have an Address Book backup from a previous Snow Leopard installation. It contains 3000 entries, mostly email addresses but I would like to be able to just import phone numbers (around 100), how ...
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Disallow shutdown/sleep/restart on OSX?

Is it possible to disable shutdown, sleep and restart for non-admin user on Mac OS X? (I am running Snow Leopard.)
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Virtual Display with Apple Remote Desktop

I have a MacMini which uses a TV as display (it's my media center) and a MacBook, both running OSX Lion. I bought Apple Remote Desktop and set it up. I can connect to the MacMini with my laptop (using ...
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How can I set my Mac Mini to output 16x10 resolution over a VGA cable?

I have a 16x10 monitor that I use for my other computers (native resolution 1920x1200), and I want to use it for my old Mac Mini too. I have it connected via a VGA cable to the DVI-to-VGA adapter that ...
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OS X Lion crashes on print

Any time I try and print any file from any application, the application trying to print crashes with this error: sandbox.d deny file-write-create /Library/Caches/Canon/UFR2 Sandbox seems to be ...
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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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OSX: Stop CDROM spinup during Open or Save

If there's a CD in my Macbook's drive, it spins up any time I invoke the Open or Save dialog in an application. And while it spins up, it freezes the application for about 5 seconds! How do I make ...
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Binary Visual Diff Tool for MacOS X

This might already be answered, but I did not find an answer that really matched my needs. I'm looking for a visual diff tool that can diff binary files. It was also OK if it was integrated into a ...
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Only show active windows in the current space in Mac OSX when pressing CMD-Tab

I'm new to Mac and have the following wish: I would like to have one instance of an application (app1) on space1 and another application (app2) on space2. When I pres press CMD-Tab I see every open ...
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Modifying Finder sidebar “Places” links

I'm using Mac 10.6, Snow Leopard. I've dragged a link to my sidebar for the folder, /Library/WebServer/Documents. How do I change the icon displayed in the sidebar, and also rename the link, without ...
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Split tunnel Nortel VPN on mac

I have the Apani Nortel VPN client on my mac. Unfortunately all the traffic is routed over the VPN when I use this client. I want to view the routing table and modify it so my non-corporate traffic ...
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Flash intermittently disappears in Chrome on Mac

It seems like every couple of hours flash stops working in Google Chrome on my Mac Book Pro. Any clues as to why this is happening and how I can prevent it from happening? version info 8.0.552.224 ...
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Safari proxy bypass for IPv6

I'm a first-time n00b on Mac (but have been doing computers since before PC's). This Mac has 2 VLANs, vlan0 in IPv4, vlan1 in IPv6. Safari can surf via IPv4 squid proxy OK. Safari can surf via IPv6 ...
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Garageband backwards compatibility

Is there anyway to open a file made with Garageband 5 in Garageband 4? Would it be possible to open it in another program, like Audacity, so that I can re-edit? I'm a bit new to Macs, so if someone ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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How can I make pref changes via defaults command happen immediately?

There are many changes to Finder, Dock, etc. preferences that you can do with the defaults command, i.e. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes However, in order to make the ...
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Certain mac system hotkeys don't work on PC keyboard.

I am using a Mac mini with a typical PC usb keyboard (not a Mac keyboard). I am on OSX 10.9.3. According to this apple support web page, Cmd+F1 should toggle 'mirror displays', but it doesn't work. I ...
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Disconnecting Google Drive Account

I left my company but forgot to disconnect my google drive from the company email on my macbook air. Now I'm stuck in the login screen! I've tried re-installing google drive and removing the ...
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macbook pro - red screen 2 weeks after coke on keyboard

Two weeks ago I dropped a cup of coke on keyboard of my Macbook Pro 2009 17". Instantly the machine self turned off and I turned it upside down. 20 minutes after I dismounted the machine and had no ...
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How do I underclock my Macbook AIR?

When my MacBook gets below 1% battery life I believe the CPU slows down. The battery indicator states I have 10 minutes left but those are the longest 10 minutes in the laptop cycle. Is there a way to ...
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SQLite GUI for my grandma

I created a SQLite database for my grandmother to store all her poems because I was tired to see her search/copy/paste across many different Word documents. Yet I have still to convince her to use it. ...
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IP range blocked on my mac

My Mac seems to be blocking an IP range and I would like to remove whatever is blocking it. Whenever I try to go to an IP address which starts in 5...* the request will not resolve. So if I try to ...
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Increasing image size inside of WINE

I have an application designed for Windows XP, that needs to be ported to a Mac running 10.9.2. I found WineBottler and have created a package for the app, which works perfectly with the exception of ...
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Automator in Mavericks freezes when creating or opening a Folder Action

Short version: On an older Mac, Automator hangs when trying to create a Folder Action. I have an older Mac being used as a media server. It is a Core 2 Duo iMac with 3 GB of memory, running ...
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Seagate External Drive works on PC but not mac, sometimes

I've having some trouble with my Seagate USB External hard drive. It's formatted FAT32 and I use it primarily on my Mac (OSX Mavericks) Every now and then (it's happened twice now), It would stop ...
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Select all text with similar formatting in Word 2011 for Mac?

I'm using Word 2011 for Mac. I'm writing my thesis and I now need to format them. I initially wrote some using Google Docs, and when I downloaded and try to format using word, I found that I need to ...
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du on Mac OS 10.9 gives two different answers for the same directory

If I run du on my iMovie Library.imovielibrary I can get two different results depending on how I run du. However, I believe both of these should result in the same value. Behold: davids-imac:Movies ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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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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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...
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How to move cache folder to to the external drive in OS X 10.9?

I want to move cache folder for opera, safari and some other apps to the external drive. I heard that it is possible with symbolic links but also I heard that symbolic links don't work in OS X 10.9 ...
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How can I combine the input of two Keyboards?

I use a Stinkyboard Footboard to enter shortcuts with my feet on my mac. This works fine, the Footboard is recognized as another USB keyboard and the shortcuts are working. One thing that is not ...