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Mac clean and start a fresh install with out losing Mavericks operating system

I've recently upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro. I would like to now re-install the system so my Mac is completely fresh, with no apps or any data. Basically factory reset. But I ...
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Can I log account and password when to fail to logon on Mac OS X Mavericks

I would like to capture the login information as log file to identify the login failure whether someone try to login on my mac or electrical issue. * Question: * Is there a function on Mac Mavericks ...
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SanDisk SSD only sporadically appearing under Disk Utility

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro who's HD recently failed. I had an extra SanDisk 120 GB SSD in my Windows Desktop, and decided to install it in the MacBook. Installing the SSD was uneventful, and when ...
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Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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I can't connect to school server from within school network

At our school we have a server where we can access documents and similar. Accessing it is no problem if I connect to the network via VPN connection. But if I connect to the network via the WLAN of the ...
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OpenOffice (3.3) for OS X - save default as .doc/docx

I want OpenOffice to always save Writer documents as doc/docx files. I can do this in Windows, but I can't find out how (by searching or trying) to do it on OSX.
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How can I tell Automator to perform a certain action within a software?

I'm trying to create an Automator application to sync my iMac and MacBook. So far I managed to mount the MacBook and open the sync file in Chronosync. Now all I need to do is have Automator actually ...
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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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Make a folder “Sharable” on Mac

My Mac got two different password protected users. Is there any way I can make the "music" folder a shared folder without copying/duplicating anything? NOTE: When I right-click and "get info" on ...
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Is there a quick way to delete all your large files on your Mac?

I know how to use the "all my files" thing and sort by size, but it seems that the largest file that appears there is around 1GB. I suspect there is some other way to list all large files (apps, ...
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Jenkins and provisioning profiles

I'm trying to set my MAC to connect to Jenkins and be ready to build automatically. I've managed to create service that connects to Jenkins, but something is wrong. This is my plist file: ...
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Map key to clear mac terminal

I have a bad habit of hitting cmd+k in Mac Terminal to clear the screen (and losing my history). I'm wondering if there is a way to map the command-k combo to run /usr/bin/clear when I press it. There ...
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Launch and pass scripted commands to a Terminal script

I've got a.command, a script that waits for user entry (like typing something and then hitting return) It loops forever-ish. For example, it tells the user if their entry is a leap year, or its a ...
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FFmpeg record extended screen Mac OS X

My problem - I need to be able to use FFmpeg to record my second monitor that I am using with my mac. Is this possible and if so what command would I use. Thanks for any help.
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Mac mail doesn't have the option for calendar when adding a new cPanel email account

Previously when I configure Mac mail, there is always an option for calendar so that I can use that email for my company calendar entries. But now in Mac OSX 10.9.1, I don't get that option and I need ...
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How to manually install text-to-speech voice packages in OS X?

it's nice to have the text-to-speech voice in OS X. I can easily read and listen to two articles at the same time (my "super" brain works that way)! I am wondering tho, where is the voice packages ...
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Font size changed after Mac software update to 10.9.1

The font size on all browsers is rendering itself very differently for my Magento store after a recent software update to mac 10.9.1. Can anyone please advice on a possible solution? Thanks, Nandita
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Unable to access my own web page OSX Server

I have recently set up a Mac mini server in my home. I have configured the DNS settings manually by creating a primary zone being my domain and then a machine record (A Record) in order to configure ...
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How can I completely uninstall pgAdmin3 from OS X?

My pgAdmin3 install has run into a problem (windowing glitch that renders it unusable), and I want to try completely removing it from my system and installing it freshly to see if that resolves the ...
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How to disable most visited tabs in Google Chrome on Mac?

I have previously been able to disable the new tab most visited thumbnails by disabling the "Enable Instant Extended API" in the chrome://flags/. This isn't an option on Chrome 33.0.1750.117 on OSX ...
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OSX Mavericks - Open Finder windows full-screen by default

Problem Mavericks enables me to make my finder windows full-screen. It's awesome. When I first open a finder window, it opens by default as a small window on my desktop. I then have to click the ...
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How to display a text file within Safari that doesn't have the .txt extension?

I have some html that hyperlinks to a text file that is on my desktop. However, this file uses a different file extension than .txt, and I don't want to change it. When I view the html file in Safari ...
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Painless document collaboration / co-authoring on Mac OSX Server

We really like the way how document collaboration works in Google Drive and would love to have an option to integrate such functionality into our environment. Our setup consists of 5 clients (all ...
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How to identify web site inaccessible issue on OSX?

I would like to know how I can identify this problem. I have been surfing on Internet today without any problem and not setting changed. I really think this is the cause of HTTP packet from internet ...
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How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows?

Is there a way which I can use mac-style shortcuts in Windows? My personal computer is a Macbook, but my work computer is a Windows PC. Using keyboard shortcuts is a nightmare... Like the copy ...
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Mac Keyboard Driver on Windows 7 - Trully configure fn and media keys (or forcibly installing BootCamp)

I did exactly the same as the OP of How do you reset Windows keyboard drivers to their original defaults? at first (kudos for Being the very-smart, highly-intelligent person that I am ...
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Own hostname not resolved, but DNS works

Following problem on my Mac Mini: hostname brings: macmini ping macmini brings: cannot resolve macmini: Unknown host Same on other computers in the network: ping with this name does not work, ping ...
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Automatic ssh tunnel

I am looking for an easy way to automate my ssh tunnels. Basically I want a local daemon listening a series of local ports. If one program sends traffic to that port, the daemon should start a SSH ...
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Delete all login.keychain files

Does anyone know a way to script the deletion all login.keychain files from all user directories on Mac OS X? This is a lab environment bound to AD, and when a user changes their password, without ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Maximize Current Window / Application in Mac iOS [duplicate]

I am using iOS 10.9.1. Is there a keyboard shortcut to simulate the maximize and minimize functions that you normally find on the top left hand corner of the screen? I read some of the other ...
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How to mount Mac Mavericks 10.9.1 to Windows Vista Home Premium shared folder via SMB

I've been trying for days to connect my Mac running Mavericks 10.9.1 to my old PC running Vista Home Premium on my home network. I'd like to use it simply as file sharing server. I use my mac to ...
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iMovie 10.0.2 - features gone?

I was using iMovie for years - nice and easy editing of family movies; was happy with the looks and tools layout. Then iMovie updated a few times (now it is 10.0.2). And I just can't find things. ...
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How to access remote iPhoto Library with FileVault on?

After turning on FileVault on my MBA with Mavericks I can no longer access the iPhoto Library that I have on an external drive. It asks my to upgrade the iPhoto Library. But, accessing it from my MBP ...
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Is there a way to execute global hotkey using the command line?

OS: OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks Is it possible to execute any global hotkeys from the command line? For example, if I wanted to copy and paste, is there a command to let me type the exact hotkey and ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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How can I use Quicktime to record my screen with sound?

I know how to do a screen capture with audio. I already installed Soundflower. I select the output to Soundflower, and I set the setting on my Quicktime. My question is...how can I also listen to ...
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Disable title bar on OSX iPhone simulator

I often show my iOS apps on my MacBook Pro for demonstrations using the iPhone simulator. I Don't have a retina display so now when the simulator opens it looks really poor with just the square zoomed ...
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How to configure Mac to route external IP requests to different interfaces?

I am currently setting up a Mac at home. It has a static IP of 10.0.1.254. This Mac has a VPN connection to my workplace via tunnelblick (192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x). This Mac can also run a few of ...
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Error on starting OS X Mavericks on AMD A8-APU with Radeon HD Graphics

I am getting the following error on starting OS X Mavericks - VMware Workstation --------------------------- The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual ...
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apache folder structure on mac, what does other folder do

I'm trying to figure out how apache works on my Mac. I followed a tutorial on editing the httpd.conf file to get laravel set up. Now I want to get a specific site we have been working on in ...
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Why doesn't dragging an XML file over Firefox icon in the dock and dropping it open Firefox? (mac os x)

Dragging an XMLfile over Safari for example and dropping it does open the xml file in Safari. How can I configure Firefox to do that? Firefox is currently configured to be the default application ...
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Harmful to plug earbuds into computers?

I just purchased a pair of Bose QC20. Advertised as noise-canceling headphones, they are actually earbuds. I usually use them with my iPhone. My question is: is it harmful to the earbuds if I use them ...
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MAC OS X dynamic Proxy Auto Config file

I currently have a proxy auto config file setup for OS X 10.9. I can route particular subnets to different socksv5 proxies. What I am looking to be able to do is add/remove proxied subnets at will. ...
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Mac OSX: Keep window on top

Does anyone know a way to keep window on top in OSX? I've tried Afloat and works with about 15% of the apps out there. I know that you can snap windows to different corners but I often need to be ...
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Using same ssh key for Parallels

I have a Mac and am running Parallels that has Windows 7 on it. I have an ssh key that I use to connect to github. When I go to my Parallels/Windows 7 and try to do ssh -T [email protected] I get ...
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How to reset forgotten Administrator password on MacO X?

We recovered a MacBook from our Marketing manager; it was the only Mac in the company so our skills with it are somewhat limited. The Mac boots fine and logs in, but we are stuck with doing ...
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Unable to install Silverlight out of browser application

On my machine when I try to install a silverlight out of browser application nothing happens. The expected result is a file "application.app" in download folder. However it doesn't happen. I tried ...
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Mavericks Macbook Pro display frozen but still remotable by SSH

The display on my Macbook Pro running Mavericks (OS X 10.9) suddenly froze, and I am unable to get it to respond. The computer itself is not frozen however as I can remotely connect to it via SSH. Is ...
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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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Mac file alias using username in path

I am trying to set up a Mac to access a user's folder on a server. The path might be //server/users/username. Is there a way to make an alias, mount a drive, or something similar for each different ...