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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How to get info on a router-attached device other then IP and MAC?

My router shows a connected device (IP, MAC address), and I would like to find more info about it since I do not recognize the device. How can I do that? I am working on a Windows box.
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How do I run a job in the foreground with the at command on OS X El Capitan

I figured out how to enable the atrun daemon on OS X so that I can use the at command. However, any job I schedule seems to be run in the background. For example, if I schedule echo "testing", the ...
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Can't Find Mac File (Witcher 2 from App Store Save Files)

I need to find the save files for a game I downloaded because now it's loading and saving very slowly. Because it creates a new save file every time you save, I want to go in manually and delete the ...
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Mac Graphics Card Game Compatibility

I'm trying to download a game on my macbook pro. On the game's site, it gives the following minimum requirements: OS: OS X 10.8.5 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: ...
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Doesn't a PC keyboard work in Mac using VMWare?

I use this keyboard-mice combo on my PC and now I've installed El Capitan using VMWare, but the media keys aren't working on Mac virtual machine. Is there some specific config that I need to change in ...
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What layer of the TCP/IP do MAC addresses and IP addresses belong to?

Can anyone also tell me why we have 2 layered models(OSI AND TCP/IP)? Just having a bit of trouble with the question above. Can anyone kindly help?
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How to increase volume on a virtual machine?

I've installed OS El Capitan using VMWare Workstation and sound is too low, for example, testing iTunes. Is there a way to make it loud in the same level as happens in Windows (which is, in my case, ...
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How to removed signed trusted app from Mac OSX?

On my Mac OSX machine I ran an app that was correctly signed by my organization, but not downloaded from the app store. Now when I go into Gatekeeper and change the allow apps setting to only the app ...
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How do I remove this header from my inbox in Outlook on OS X?

At the top of my inbox, I see the following in Outlook: How can I get rid of this thing? It takes up unnecessary space and is distracting.
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DVWA unable to connect to database using MAMP

I have installed Dam Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA) on my mac using MAMP. This is my config file setting: $_DVWA = array(); $_DVWA[ 'db_server' ] = '127.0.0.1'; $_DVWA[ 'db_database' ] = 'dvwa'...
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Mac OS X issue: new Finder window is “blank” until Force Quit > Relaunch

Machine is a '06 Mac Pro 1.1 running OS X Mavericks (installed via SFOTT) Sorry, don't have enough of a "reputation" yet to post links, so you'll have to Google 'SFOTT for Mac' if you're unfamiliar ...
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MS Word for Mac (latest version) - resetting normal.dotm

I want to reset the normal.dotm template on a Mac with the latest version of MS Word (15.x.x). I found instructions on doing this on Windows here. What's the equivalent for Mac Word? Rationale for ...
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Mac OS X 10.11 Terminal Computer Name Automatically Change

Hi I'm curious about something I saw today. In Terminal we get our computer name on the left side when we run it. However something weird happened and that name change without manually change it and ...
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Is there a way to use an OS X machine as a second display in Windows 10?

I have a Surface Pro 3 (Windows 10) and a 17" Macbook Pro (OS X El Capitan). I want to use the Surface Pro 3 and extend the Windows desktop to use the Macbook Pro as a second monitor. Is there any ...
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Realforce 87U keyboard and Mac

I just plugged my new Realforce 87U keyboard to my Mac and having some issues: My NumLock key led is not turning on when clicking (nor any other leds available on the keyboard). My Tilde key and ...
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External hard drive not functioning properly on Mac but fine on PC

I have a WD My Passport Ultra (1TB) hard drive I bought a year ago, which originally has two partitions, one for Time Machine backups and the other for my documents. The Time Machine partition is ...
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How to stop press F7 when I press left arrow in mac keyboard

When I press left arrow, it press F7. How can I stop that? I want left arrow should move cursor to one character left and right arrow should move cursor to one character right. But instead of ...
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Mac: inconsistent boot problems

I have been having some serious issues with my Mac Pro recently, and my business has been brought to a standstill. First my specs: Mac Pro 3,1 quad 2.8, 14GB RAM, ATI Radeon 2600 (stock), ATI Radeon ...
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Mac and EFI secure boot

I've recently had a linux live USB completely fail to boot on a mac running El Capitan, which makes me suspect secure boot is rearing its ugly head in the Apple world, as well as the PC world. So my ...
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Mac starts booting with message “NVDAStartup: Official”

I made a system update on my MBP and now it won't boot, stopping after the following message: NVDAStartup: Official All information I found about this refers to hackintosh, unfortunately. The ...
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How can I repair a power supply for a Apple's Power Mac G4?

This is an attempt to gather a reference page for anyone trying to replace a failing PSU from a Power Mac G4 with an equivalent ATX in the future. There are still a couple of pages -luckily- ...
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Flash player updates: auto-updating shuts off by itself

I have observed on various Macs running El Capitan that although the update setting for flash player "Allow Adobe to install updates" is selected, which is also the recommended security setting, after ...
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How to add a static route to AirPort Time Capsule?

I am building a virtual lab with VirtualBox to simulate a network with multiple servers, using a single physical host with 32GB of RAM. The host PC is connected to an AirPort Time Capsule for ...
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Why wont my mac pick of some of the keystrokes on my gaming keyboard

So today I bought a new Armaggeddon AK-700 keyboard and plugged it into my mac expecting the normal, plug and play. But this just wasn't the case. As I started using it, I realised that the, CNTRL , ...
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MAC: Stop launch process. (Logmein Hamachi, not in system preferences)

I simply cannot find a way to stop LogMeIn Hamachi loading at launch. I use it rarely but don't want to un-install it yet it bugs me that it's there. As you can see, LogMeIn Hamachi is not here... ...
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Dropbox is trying to sync more than is in the folder? Mac OSX

Dropbox v3.18.1 OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) I have 2.54 GB in my Dropbox folder on my Mac. but my DropBox app keeps syncing for some reason (over 3 GB) and it's out of space :( This is really really ...
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Stop Firefox 46.0 on Mac from resetting start page to Firefox start page

After I upgraded to FireFox 45.0.2 it started resetting my homepage every time I restart FireFox. I have researched this and cannot find a user.js file on my system.
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Can I request a read receipt in Mac OSX Mail?

I have found sevveral pages on the web about how to set default for Mail so that read receipts are automatically requested with e-mails. I don't want that. I simply want to occasionally request a ...
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Microsoft word - how to remove weird spaces

Suddenly in some lines in my document, the space between the words is longer than usual look the space between the red boxes is more than the normal, and that for example just happend in two ...
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How do you create your own quick commands in Vivaldi?

I am using the new Vivaldi browser. On the Vivaldi website, it says Quick commands menu is highly customizable allowing you to create your own commands and run them instantly. But, how do you create ...
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windows 7 64 bit photoshop 2014 can't resolve fonts set on the same version on OSX

On a Mac OSX computer with Photoshop 2014 a font is set. That same font (literally the same ttf file) is installed on a Windows 7 64bit computer with the same version of Photoshop. But everytime ...
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How I can connect my network scanner canon ir2525 to my macbook os x yosemite 10.10

I have a Canon IR2525 network printer/scanner. I can connect this scanner to a Windows laptop using the Canon Network Scangear 2.0 and scan the document using NAPS2 scanner software. I have installed ...
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MacBook Pro not recognising 1 (it's own) SSD

This MacBook Pro was upgraded with an SSD, few months after came back with the "Question Mark" Folder, done checks, replaced SATA cable. All good. Now back again with the "same problem". Done checks. ...
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Hdd not showing in Finder

I have a USB HDD that it was working normally. I've deleted a lot of files. Then I remove the USB (in a unsafe way) and then it stopped showing in Finder. When I try to open Disk Utility, it loads ...
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is it possible to RUN mac OS X (preferably 10.11 el capitan) ON a usb drive?

I would like to know if it is possible to run OSX (preferably El Capitan) on a USB drive. I am not talking about an installation USB drive to install OSX on my computer, I am talking about installing ...
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How to prevent Mac OSX Preview from modifying original image?

I like to use Preview from Mac OSX to view photo because it is preinstalled and fast. But the annoyance is that whenever I edit photo, like resizing, the original got modified immediately. This is ...
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Mac Pro - $PATH messed up and “command not found” errors

I was installing opencv Python on my Macbook pro el capitan and in setting up the path messed up my .bashrc or path etc. I tried several of the suggestions on the SO and SU, to no luck, now i am ...
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Bluetooth disconnect and unable to reconnect on OS X 10.11.4

I consistently disconnect from my keyboard and trackpad. One note: I work in an office where EVERYONE has macbooks and bluetooth devices, so it may be an interference issue. The laptop is a new ...
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Mac, how to remap control + HJKL to left, down, up, right, using Karabiner

I just downloaded Karabiner, but didn't find the remap that I need. So I want to create my own remap rules, but don't know how.
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Atom on Mac: Close window to terminate process

I use Atom as my git commit/rebase message editor. And I'm on Mac. I know that atom -w can be used to keep git waiting until the Atom process is terminated. However, my problem is, often time, I have ...
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strange soft link ln command issue on Mac

I want to create empty directory /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_5.jdk/Contents/Home/, which points to the real directory /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_74.jdk/Contents/Home/, ...
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Mac drag and drop not smooth and fast as in Windows

I am new to MacBook Pro, just purchased. I was at windows doing drag and drop very fast as it is compared to mac. Example: I want to drag a picture in the browser from my desktop in windows -> I will ...
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Backup data from failing drive on Mac OS X… while preserving hardlinks

Long story short - I've got ~200 GB of data to copy off a failing hard drive (mostly Library and Application files are broken, user data intact) and I want to copy any intact file after I've managed ...
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Netbios name resolution fails intermittently in mixed environment

I'm hoping for some tips and suggestions for resolving some issues I've run into connecting to our shared printer. I have a network with a network attached storage box, a windows 10 workstation, two ...
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iMac OSx 10.10.5 32GB Ram, Apparent limit imposed on matlab

I have two identical iMacs, both with 32 GB ram. Both have the same version of matlab installed running the same simulation. One of the machines runs the simulation a lot faster than the other. In ...
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Copying folder to multiple destinations in parallel

I have to transfer roughly 250gb of data from a Master Drive to lots of USB drives, all of identical size and brand. When I copy using the GUI in Mac OSX, it waits to copy all the files to one drive ...
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Can EFI/UEFI theoretically steal LUKS password?

I usually keep my data private by encrypting the whole hard drive. My previous notebook had BIOS, without UEFI. I have bought macbook, want to install linux in dualboot there. So I wonder if EFI can ...
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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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Issue upgrading from osx Yosemite to El capitan 10.11.4 on iMac

I'm currently using version 10.11.5 of OS X Yosemite and I tried to upgrade to El Capitan (current version 10.11.4) because I need to upgrade some apps. The App Store update didn’t work (it ...
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The left modifier keys on my Macbook Pro has a delay before working after wake up

Occasionally, my mid-2014 Macbook Pro 15 Retina's left modifier keys (Shift, Option, Control) don't work immediately after resuming from sleep. For example: My login password requires pressing the ...