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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Google on Mac is Dysfunctional

I recently got broadband service at my apartment and I am having the weirdest thing, google doesn't work on my mac. I won't go into all of it, unless asked, but for example if I do a google search ...
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How do I sync an RSA fingerprint between two operating systems on the same computer?

My computer is set up to dualboot with Mac OS X and Linux. I have SSH access set up so that I can access it remotely on both OSes. The problem is that whenever I switch from OS X to Linux or vice ...
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Change dnsmasq from .dev to .local

I originally tried asking this question on apple.stackexchange.com, but I think it may be a bit beyond the scope of being just for macs (and therefore more of a server config issue), so had no ...
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Graceful way to handle lookup errors in excel 2011 for mac

I would like to do a vlookup, and if the vlookup fails, return the just the contents of the source. Example: =vlookup(target,Range,column,FALSE) returns #N/A I want it to return target. Right ...
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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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how many languages are printed on the Mac Pro keyboard?

I am trying to buy this MacBook Pro laptop http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MGXC2LL/A&step=config# I have a problem with the keyboard and I would like to ask you about it. I ...
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Specific Windows 7 to Mac SMB share rejected,others OK, troubleshooting?

I have 4 machines, three Windows 7, one Mac Yosemite. All happily share folders except one. One Windows 7 machine can see all the others & connect to all PCs, but not the Mac. Mac can see & ...
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VNC just one screen from Windows to Mac

I'm looking to connect to a Mac system via VNC from a Windows system, but am looking for the feature similar to what is present in Apple Remote Desktop where I can choose which screen to show. The ...
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How can I create an IF-THEN statement in Excel with two variables?

A B C(Output) ----------- ----------- ------ | 65 | 0 | 2 | ----------- ----------- ------ | 31 | 99 | 3 | ----------- ...
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Built-in display brightness can't be changed and one USB port not working after upgrade to Yosemite (10.10.2) on Macbook Air (early 2014)

Started happening right after I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. I tried changing the brightness from the keyboard and from the System Preferences and it doesn't work either way. The brightness ...
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SSDs become unreliable when connected to usb3 ports

I have 2 different ssds and 2 different computers running 2 different versions of windows and MacOS X. Edit: The drives are a LaCie Rugged SSD 120Gb and the original drive from the macbook put ...
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OS X Script to delete all non admins with launchd or logout script

I've found a number of articles that touch on this subject but they are not running for me or perhaps because they are years old they do not work OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In short we run Deep Freeze but ...
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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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Homebrew Cask vs using dmg

Just wondering what the difference/advantage is between using Homebrew/Casks vs downloading the dmg file and moving the application onto the hard drive? I understand the original Homebrew is often ...
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Installing Mac OS X on a MacBook which has Windows 7 installed on it

I just got this MacBook from my a friend, before getting it from him, he had changed the OS on it to Windows 7 a long time ago. Now I want to return the OS to a normal Macintosh OS, I don’t want to ...
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Chrome is really slow on mac

I have Yosemite, 16GB Ram. Chrome started to work really laggy. You can feel the lag while scrolling a basic google search page. Till now I tried: Disable all extensions for incognito mode. But even ...
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Mac wireless keyboard pairing/unpairing

Replaced wireless keyboard after previous one stopped working (something to do with a mug of tea). Can't pair new one until old one is unpaired. Can't unpair old one without password. I'm ...
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Connecting Windows's Monitor to mac mini

I'm not sure if this is possible or not, let me explain my question in detail first. I have a Windows 7 Pc with 24 inch Monitor with Virtual machine installed to use Mac OS. So because I use mac using ...
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How do you get mac truecrypt to work with the latest Mac operating systems

How do you get mac truecrypt to work with the latest Mac operating systems. When I try run truecrypt currently it says I needs at least 10.4. I am on yosemite
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Windows 8 PC cannot access files on Mac OS 10.9.4

I have a mac and a PC running on my home network. The iMac runs Mac OS 10.9.4. It has a netbios name of IMAC, and the computer name is imac'. In system preferences I have turned on filesharing, shared ...
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Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard

I am having trouble coding in visual studios with my mac keyboard as some of the short cuts wouldn't work, notable the "Go to Definition" which is set as F12. I tried to change the shortcut for this ...
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MAC OSX recovery unsaved work after Crash of Photoshop CS5

I have worked on several tiff pics, then I have left, stupid, unsaved work and when I got back computer was frozen. After restart Photoshop has re-opened, but not the files. The scratch disc is set ...
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Removing ~/tmp folder removed all data and reset Mac OS X 10.10 (Mavericks)

I was trying remove data from my own created temp folder under home directory but I accidently ended up deleting default “tmp” directory under home ~/tmp. And to my deepest shock it wiped out pretty ...
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Terminal prompt disappeared?

I was fooling around in “Terminal” (Mac OS 10.6) and typed in sudo ping -f but didn’t put in a URL and didn’t hit return, instead closing the application. When I opened it again the prompt that ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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Allowing access to specific local disk drives on Mac via Remote Desktop Connection

I'm trying to allow access to my local disk drives on my Mac via Remote Desktop Connection. But I don't want to give "All disk drives" access as this Mac is my personal computer. On RDC, when I ...
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Don't have permissions to save file in Mac OS X using Vim, even after using sudo

I’m trying to edit the following file on my machine: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf First I got an error stating that I don’t have permissions to change the file, fair enough. I then used sudo but I still ...
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Windows 7 installer: Select CD-ROM boot type

I am attempting to install Windows 7 over Elementary OS (Ubuntu) on a machine that originally ran OS X. When I attempt to boot to the installer, I get the following message: .2 Select CD-ROM boot ...
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Mac OS X Ad-Hoc Network Certificate

I was wondering if on a Mac with the built in "Create Network" feature, to make the client (which will always be an iOS device) accept a .cer file before joining the network. I know some professional ...
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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what is outgoing and incoming policy in the router setting?

What is incoming/outgoing policy in the router setting? and is there any difference between incoming/outgoing policy and incoming/outgoing direction? When I want to configure my router to allow a ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: How to disable the Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces? Unfortunately, Xcode is not one ...
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How to remove all the setting for Outlook on Mac

I install office preview on Mac, and outlook just keep crashing everytime I start. So I uninstall office preview, reinstall the old Outlook for Mac that I had (which was working). But when I start, it ...
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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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 via a USB flash drive

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 ...