OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the 10th major release of Mac OS X, released on October 22, 2013.

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No indents in Table of Contents

I'm having a problem creating a Table of Contents (TOC) in MS Word. I'm using 2011 Office for Mac on a MAC running OSX 10.9.5. I've created a TOC in 2 other documents with no problem. I'm using ...
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Cannot change font properties when editing Imovie 10.02 title

I am finishing my project and I am adjusting titles. Even though the editing menu appears normally and active (T highlighted) when I click on it none of the sub option (Bold, Colors, font size) is ...
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Dead CPU low performance mac book air 2012 [on hold]

My macBookAir battery is dead so my cpu is really low now. I try to fix this issue with delete file at : ...
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Disable *other* Facebook notification 10.9 Mavericks

This differs from this question How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X? The notifications are different to the rounded banner alerts I get, and in fact, before I disabled the other ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks, I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, i restarted and boot from the USB, when i select "Install OS X" and click "Continue" it ...
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Reinstall OS X Without CD/DVD or Apple ID

I purchased a used iMac. It has OS X Mavricks installed. I'd like to re-purpose it for my web designer to use here at my office, since she cannot easily run the Adobe suite on the Ubuntu machines we ...
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Aftereffects and Photoshops ui do not work in vmwere 7 in a maverick VM

so first off i will explane I set up a VM of mavericks in VMwere fusion because some of my software will not work in Yosemite and I want to upgrade so I created a legacy VM in VMwere fusion 7. ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't start decryption after password entered

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Pro. Last week I found the computer with a gray background with a folder symbol with a question mark in the middle. I couldn't do anything with the computer so I ...
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OpenZFS ACLs on OSX

I mistakenly did a chmod ug+rwX rather than chmod ug=rwX and have now gained a host of ACLs on the folder and I cannot get rid of them. It is really screwing things up with shared use and rsync to NAS ...
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OSX 10.9.5 running very slow

I have Macbook Air having Memory 4 Gb and Intel i5 Processor, it is running very slow as no application is opening and if it opens it freezes and its very hard to work over it , I check the Activity ...
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What is the config file for the sh shell on OS X? (i.e., ~/.bash_profile for bash shell, etc)

R uses the /bin/sh shell environment and I'm running scripts (that cannot be modified) that call gfortran-4.8 instead of gfortran so I'm creating an alias. I have added the following line to my ...
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All the System Root certificates are untrusted in Mavericks

I have a OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) in which all the certificates in System Root are being shown as un-trusted. List of all available trusted certificates in OS X Due to this I cannot open websites or ...
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Disable Chrome 43 smooth scroll

I recently upgraded to Chrome 43 and I've noticed that it unpleasantly smooth scrolls on all keyboard scrolling action (space bar, page up / down, home / end). Is there any way to disable this ...
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Disk Utility Requires Admin Password

I've been experimenting with Disk Utility lately, trying to create a password protected folder. The strange thing is, I tried to make an image out of this folder called "Chess" and it created ...
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Is it possible to define custom Power Nap tasks/behavior?

In OS X 10.8, Power Nap was introduced. When it's turned on, a machine can perform tasks like checking for new email and backing up using Time Machine. I was wondering if it is at all possible to ...
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Changing the default action when clicking on links in Terminal.app

Previously I've been able to open links just by clicking them on Terminal.app. After updating my OSX, the terminal now gives Quick Look as default option for links. Is there any way to disable Quick ...
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How to setup Windows 7 in Qemu on MAC?

I've installed quemu using homebrew . But in application folder there is no Qemu app. What to do? Im on osx Maverick.
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VNC attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Screen Sharing" (i.e., VNC access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: screensharingd[1584]: Authentication: FAILED :: User Name: N/A :: Viewer Address: ...
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ssh attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Remote Login" (i.e., ssh access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: 22/04/2015 13:05:23.364 sshd[2118]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from ...
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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After applying security update 2015-04 on Mavericks some site SSL certificates fail

I applied security update 2015-04 on Mavericks and afterwards some site SSL certificates (e.g. Twitter, support.apple.com, etc) fail. How can I fix this?
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Website loads only on second attempt in Chrome on Chromebook as well as a MacBook Air

When I enter a URL, the website fails to load on the first attempt, but when I click “refresh” the page loads without problems. There is no pattern when this is happening (~ every second website I try ...
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Strange GUI Error

I'm using 2013 Mac Mini with OSX Maverick 10.9.4 installed. I don't know how to google this one because it's randomly happened, everything's normal after boot up, but here's the problem: Suddenly ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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Can I run mavericks on a 2015 mac

Can I run mavericks on a new Yosemite macbook? In the past I had a new mac and could not run an earlier version of MacOS on it. Ideally I would like to make a time machine of my 2011 macbook pro ...
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How to get rid of some rules imposed by the Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.0?

My question is related to this: How to force split tunnel routing on Mac to a Cisco VPN I am having though a bit of hard time figuring out what to do. The problem I have is that, after I connect to ...
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How can I make Command+Backtick cycle through all application windows, even in different Spaces

I have a MacBook Pro with Mavericks, and multiple Spaces. When using a given application (say Preview) I would like to use Command+` to cycle through all windows belonging to that application, but for ...
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Location of Firefox cache and clearing it in Mac OS X

Bear with me, as the Firefox cache has gotten more byzantine over the years so is the question. I am using Firefox 35.0.1 on Mavericks. I want to mess around with the cache. There is a lot of ...
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How do I access my external hard drive from my new computer with a new user account?

I have a new computer (iMac with Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks) and a new user account. When I connect to my external hard drive—which I had used to back up my old computer—but the folders have a little ...
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How can I duplicate a mac user account including username and password?

I have an account on my friends mac that I would like to move to my mac, so is there any way to duplicate everything in that account, including username and password? By the way, I am using OS X ...
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Why won't Java 8 update 31 x64 work with Chrome 42.0.2288.6 dev x64 on OS X 10.9.5?

I've updated to Java 8 update 31 x64 on my OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and now it will no longer work in my Chrome version 42.0.2288.6 dev. Why is this? It worked prior to updating. I've tried the Java ...
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is it safe to delete a “login.keychain.sb…” file?

I donwloaded MPlayerX and it seems it had a bunch of Addware. Anytime I type something in Safari it will take so some advertisement site, like MacKeeper, ZipCloud etc... Now I was looking in my ...
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Which congestion control algorithm is used by the TCP stack in OS X?

What congestion control algorithm is implemented in TCP in OSX 10.9? I would like to know if it uses NewReno, or something newer like Cubic in Linux.
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Is it possible to stop fsck_hfs running on external drive?

I have a 2 TB external firewire drive that won't unmount to be erased. I think it won't unmount because fsck_hfs is running, but I don't know how to confirm what drive fsck is running on. If I can ...
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Mavericks Guest on Yosemite not updating resolution

I just bought a shiny new Mac Pro, and I'm trying to set up a VirtualBox VM on it. The OS of the main box is OS X Yosemite, and the VM is running OS X Mavericks[1]. I would like to have the VM run at ...
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How can I use different network settings depending on the wireless network?

I have a laptop I bring with me between work and home. I would like to make it so when connected to the wireless network at work, it uses certain settings (there are weird proxies there) and when at ...
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Rsync Only Different Files with a Checksum?

Does anyone know if it's possible to run rsync to transfer all changed/new files in a directory (and its sub-directories) from my local OSX 10.9 machine up to a network share? The wrench in the plan ...
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OSX Mavericks Downloads folder opens in Finder without sidebar, status bar or toolbar

I have an issue which only started happening around 3 weeks ago which is when I open up the Downloads folder via the dock, the finder window opens without a sidebar, status bar or toolbar (see image). ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks Finder issues

My Finder continually goes to "not responding" status in the activity monitor. I cannot see desktop items, I cannot open a new finder window. I also have a DVD stuck in my drive, that I cannot ...
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How do I restart a hung loginwindow?

I'm running OS X as a server (10.9.4) and the following things keep happening over and over. Things will run smoothly for a while and then the GUI will simply crap out. I'm not sure if it is caused ...
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How can Windows 8 connect to a Mac OS X computer to computer network?

I set up a local computer-to-computer network on my MacBook Pro and had people test it by connecting. Everyone could connect with their laptops or desktops except for people running Windows 8. Their ...
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Vim inserting white spaces after accentuations and other special characters on Mac

If I write the following text on vim: Tís teçxt contãins spécial charàctérs I will get: Tí s teç xt contã ins spé cial cha?| cté rs This wasn't happening before, when I had Mountain Lion. I've ...
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Time Machine doesn't recognize archive after restore

My mid-2011 21.5 inch iMac running OS 10.9.5 had been running very slow (all 4GB of RAM was constantly in use) so I dropped it off at an Apple Store Genius Bar for a week of diagnostics. The tests ...
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Windows keep spontaneously moving from workspace to workspace in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

I keep finding windows have moved from one workspace to another. This is often correlated with my opening something in fullscreen mode, but not always. Does anybody know how to make my windows stay ...
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OS X: Trying to route specific ip range through ethernet, the rest through wifi

I'm a software vendor working at a client's premises. The client has a corporate network that pretty much blocks the internet, so I'm using a Wifi router for internet access. The problem comes when I ...
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Xcode is running from a volume that does not support ownership. Please move Xcode to one that does

I tried to install XCODE 6.1 using dmg file. But it get following error. how to fix it ? I am using OS X version 10.9.4
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How would I enable 'full duplex' MTU?

How would I enable full duplex 4078MTU in my MacBook Pro 2011 i7 2.8GHz? Is this possible to do? fw0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 4078 lladdr ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks opens reopens all windows [duplicate]

On Mac OS X Mavericks restarting system all windows reopen on desktop even when this is disabled.
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Live System Repair is not supported in my Mac Primary disk

My Mac system is stuck with the booting process and it automatically shutdown. While I tried to repair my Hard disk it shows Error:Live file system repair is not supported.
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How can you access a remote disk/volume from the terminal in OSX?

In Dos, you can access a network path easily by doing \\<server\path very similar to c:\path. Is there a similar way to do this in OSX Mavericks and above?