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Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.

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I bought a new mac book and am trying to switch between windows but cannot seem to work out how to do it!
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

I have a 2016 21.5" Apple iMAC with a Fusion Drive that came with OS Sierra installed as the default OS when I purchased it in December 2016. I upgraded to High Sierra and would like to go back to Sierra. I have completed a few "Clean Installs" and have a OS Sierra Thumb Drive however after going through the process for a Clean Installation, the Sierra Thumb drive is not recognised or visible and when I reinstall the OS it goes back to High Sierra again. I do have a time Machine Backup and this option does take me back to Sierra but I want to go back via Clean installation - not via backup.
I have also tried to do the downgrade on my 2016 MacBook Pro with a SSD Drive and this does not work either.
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I am used to typing the first letter or two of a long folder name, then pressing the Tab key. I like tabbing through my options, then pressing Enter when the right one appears.

Can I do this on the Mac terminal?

Thanks
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Several users within my organization have reported issues to me where there are file attachments within a Mac Outlook 2016 email but the file attachments are grayed out.

This happens even though the email with the attachment have downloaded into the user's Mac Outlook 2016 Inbox. The users then have to wait anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes for the file attachments to become available and are able to be downloaded (depending upon the speed of their internet connections).

Our organization uses Office 365 as its email provider.

Is there any way of changing this so that Mac Outlook 2016 will completely download the entire email (including all file attachments) so the users won't have to wait for the file attachments to finish downloading when opening the email?

MAC-OUTLOOK-2016-FADED-EMAIL attachments
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"Add, copy, or remove a text box in Word 2016 for Mac

A text box is an object you can add to your document that lets you put and type text anywhere in your file. Text boxes can be useful for drawing attention to specific text and can also be helpful when you need to move text around in your document"

..."To position the text box, click and hold it, and then when the pointer becomes a  Four-headed arrow , drag the text box to a new location."

'new location' is always edges of document - how to place anywhere on page? Same with Mac TrackPad 2 or Apple Mouse
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Hi, I'm using macOS Sierra Version (10.12.6) on my Mac. I am also running the new redesigned version of GarageBand.

Almost everyday I see an update in the AppStore for the "GarageBand Extra Content Package."  If I click to load it, it goes through all the "calculations" steps and when the progress bar gets to the end, it gives me the following error message:

                      "An error occurred while running scripts from the package "GarageBandExtraContent.pkg" (112)."

This goes on and on, day after day...how do I either correct this problem, or simply stop it from occurring any longer?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Best Regards,
Fulano
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I don't know much of macs. I have 1 user on an SBS 2011 standard domain running a mac. he uses macmail. Things have been going fine for years now. In the last week or 2 he noticed that when he sends an email from the macmail (in rich text format) then someone on a windows PC (anyone else in the office) running outlook, replies, the font gets really small.

Any ideas?  I don't know all the details yet of if other windows users are cc'd, do they see the small font or is it just the mac.

what other questions come to mind?
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hi experts,

 I have an iMac and need to install a fresh copy of the OS. I don't have a disk though how do I go about that?
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Adobe Illustrator CC2017
Dual monitor system - MacBook Pro and HDMI Monitor

The tool Palette is stuck.  I can't move it to get access to the tools I need to use.  How do I get access to it?  
In the screen shot below the tools can be seen hidden under the main menu bar of the computer.

Thanks.
Menu-from-Adobe-Illustrator.pngMac OS X 10.12.6
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Hi

I'm having a problem with the Finder application. I'd like my files to be displayed using list view and sorted by date modified. I can't seem to get this view to save each time I open Finder. I've tried "Show View Options" but there doesn't seem to be a "Save" or "Defaults" button. I'm trying to apply this to the "All Files" view in the hope it will set this view for all folders.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? it seems to remember list view but always sorts on "Name"
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Tech or Treat! - Giveaway
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Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Using instructions below, all but one duplicates are removed [merged] - so that there are 2 entries for
contacts where there were 2 or more.

How do I delete all but one (no duplicate contacts) in macOS 10.13 / iTunes 12.7.0.166

https://9to5mac.com/2017/02/09/how-to-remove-merge-duplicate-contacts-macos-ios/

p.s. Why are there duplicate contacts?
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I had this question after viewing Macbook Air/Pro- Security- Keylogger.

I do a lot of online purchasing and never heard of 'keylogger' before, so it made me think there is some cause for concern.  The question is from 2012.  Is this still something I need to have such an elaborate defense setup on my macbook like the author of that post recommended?  Or has Apple done pretty well to combat such intrusions?  I have an antivirus.  Should that suffice?
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A client asked me if I was authorized to work on Apple products. I know how to work on the Apple products but what does she mean by being authorized? Does that mean that I have to have a license or a certification by Apple
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Word Mac Version 15.38

I have a large image that can fit on one page, but is wider than it is tall. I'd like to configure Word to rotate it clockwise 90 degrees.

How?
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Hello.

The hard drive in this unit was not working properly.  I had a hard drive that I pulled from a windows machine and put it in the mac.  The mac now boots into windows (not my intention :)) but doesn't recognize my wired keyboard so I cannot do anything (it does recognize the wired keyboard during the boot process).

I am unable to get this unit to boot to CD or other with the mac wireless keyboard nor the wired windows keyboard.

Any suggestions on how to get it to boot from CD (besides the usual methods) so I can reformat the drive and install the Mac OS from CD/DVD?

Thanks.
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I have a client that needs help recovering their emails from 3 different Emails from a Time Machine Backup back to Outlook 2016.

I am very comfortable with Windows and Outlook but feel like a fish out of water with MAC's.

Please help!
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I purchased a 2013 MacBook Pro on eBay and even though the machine works fine, it has one user named “Mac” which is the administrator but I do not know the password.

The seller has not replied to my emails to find out what the password is so is there a way for me to reset it or perhaps do a clean install of High Sierra?
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What is the process to migrate the Mac OS X contacts into Office 365?
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What is the default font used within the iPhone mail app when composing & replying to emails?
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How to Use the Help Bell
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How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

What is the process to create an Apple ID without entering a credit card or PayPal account number?
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I need a robust Contact Management for Mac with an integrated iPhone App so I can add/update/delete records from my iPhone.

I suppose a Web interface is okay instead of a Mac program, but we'll see that the choices are...

Thanks.
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Hi, my good friend (honestly) who is a photographer deleted his Lightroom catalog backups from the external hard drive AND emptied the trash on his iMac. Now when he runs Lightroom, the catalog is from February of this year and it is screwed up. I don't believe the photos have been lost. Is there a way to rebuild the catalog or get it back somehow?  Thanks for any help on this.
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VPN slows the internet , is there a way to have apply only on specific tab . or browser .

for example if I use Chrome the VPN will apply if I use safari it won't.

For Mac.
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I suddenly can't seem to access my local websites on my Mac via MAMP. My ddns.log file contains the following:

mamp_dyndns[41389:21445531] DynDNS: [no update] empty username and/or password

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I do have my DynDNS username and password stored properly in the MAMP interface, and my DynDNS account is in good standing and is configured as it's always been.

Any help on figuring this out would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jon
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I've been doing a lot of travelling and road tripping with the family and I always find it hard and time consuming to gather all photos from cameras and iphones into one comfortable experience in front of the television. It's usually a mess to import photos from camera, and my wife, me and daughter's iphone...they mess up the dates and mix up photos and videos. Then later on viewing on my television through AppleTV(gen4) is slow and not a good experience.

I'm using Mac and iphone and has a Sony camera and a Sony television and AppleTV (gen4).

I was thinking of a cloud service or piece of software where I can basically dump all photos and videos from all my devices and it will make sure to present it all nicely on my TV so we can all sit comfortable and enjoy our adventures :-)
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Mac OS X

13K

Solutions

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Contributors

Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.