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Live at Montreux 1986 is a concert video release by the British synth pop band Talk Talk of a concert at 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Download KakaoTalk for macOS 10.10 or later and enjoy it on your Mac. ‎KakaoTalk is an easy, no-cost messenger that transcends standard chat. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections. More about KakaoTalk: - Chosen by more than 200 million users worldwide - Fast, fun, easy way to communicate with friends. Mark Hollis passed away today, February 25, 2019. His voice was distinct. His art was innovative and produced some of the most unique songs of the 80s. The name 'Mac OS' was, allegedly, created when Apple started its program to encourage Macintosh clones; the intent may have been to provide branding for the OS, separate from the hardware. 'Mac OS X' was probably picked as a name to suggest continuity with the earlier OSes with 'Mac OS' in their names, even though Mac OS X was a new OS.

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Mac (Computer)[edit]

The article currently states that Mac may mean Mac OS, an operating system that runs on Apple Macintosh computers, and its newest version Mac OS X -- I question whether just Mac ever refers to the OS software. Just the link to the line of computers (Macintosh) should be sufficient. --Himasaram 10:08, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Mac does refer to software in reference to the computing experience, to compatibility, and at least adjectivally, to the OS software itself. Software may indicate its compatibility with Mac OS X with a logo which reads simply, 'Mac'. [1] ~ RVJ 16:22, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Additionally, Mac supplanted Macintosh for the naming of new hardware by 1999. The Power Macintosh professional desktops were the last computers to lose the Macintosh moniker with the Power Mac G4 introduction. So 'Mac' is no longer an abbreviation or colloquialism, it is both the popular and official name. In reference to current Apple products, 'Macintosh' is all but expunged from use on Apple's site, notably excepting the Macintosh Product Guide, which is treated as an ongoing periodical's name. Try a search.[2]

The product name which Mac replaced represented a computer with hardware and OS provided as one. Understandably there remains some confusion as to what a Mac is even now that the lines between Apple hardware and OS software are just slightly blurred. ~ RVJ 16:22, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

MAC vs Mac[edit]

The lead line currently says 'Mac or MAC may refer to:', yet right before it mentions that MAC is a separate disambig page. IMHO, both pages are long enough that the MAC portions of the page should be moved over to MAC, and the intro line should only say 'Mac may refer to:'. (I know editors tend to add entries to the wrong page, but both pages pretty long, so it would be good if they could be kept separate). --Interiot 23:44, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Support. I'll clean some of it up myself. Each disambig page should reference the other disambig page, but they shouldn't list each other's articles. ~ RVJ 16:39, 15 March 2007 (UTC)


People where i live say McDonalds as Mac a lot. Maybe should this be added? --Kai81123 12:58, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Well...this isn't Urban Dictionary. So, I mention only incidentally that out of the 31 definitions submitted there for 'Mac', none of them reference McDonald's. ~ RVJ 16:35, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Mac is more used for Macintosh[edit]

Most people say Mac as meaning the 'Mac' computer. Not many people say 'Mac' to say Monkey Access Card. It should go straight to the Macintosh page then have just a link to the disambiguation page on the Macintosh Article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomas Gilling (talk • contribs) 20:00, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Well off the top of my head, I can think of searching for McIntosh_(apple), MAC address, and Military Airlift Command. given the long list in this disambig page, I think there are enough other things that people could be looking for to justify having Mac go here.--Terrillja talk 18:04, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Incorrect removals of interlanguage links[edit]

A bot (User:JAnDbot) and its owner have recently been removing interwiki links for, among others, the German and Italian versions of this page, apparently by reason of those pages being titled 'MAC', rather than 'Mac'. However, both in those wikis and in the English one, there is a single, joint disambiguation page for all 'MAC' and 'Mac' entries; only the chosen page title differs. In particular de:Mac, is just a redirect to de:MAC, exactly like en:MAC is a redirect to en:Mac on this side. There is thus no legitimate reason to remove an interwiki link from en:Mac to de:MAC or vice versa: the pages cover exactly the same subject.

Please either fix the bot, or tell it to ignore pages like 'Mac'/'MAC' if getting them right is too hard. Right now, the bot's behavior is purely destructive – it's violating both the letter and the spirit of the principles for interlanguage links. Thanks, Hqb (talk) 15:21, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Mac mDNSresponder[edit]

I FOUND THE mDNSResponder!This is the path:/(main computer folder)/(main disk)/private/var/run/mDNSResponder — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:31, 18 October 2013 (UTC)


User:Fyrael: why should the series names be italicised? Ollieinc (talk) 04:53, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

The manual of style doesn't seem to make specific mention of book series, but every other novel series appears to use italics (see The Wheel of Time and A Song of Ice and Fire for example). Even the articles for CHERUB and Henderson's Boys use the italics, although they seem to be very inconsistent within those articles. They should really be fixed up. -- Fyrael (talk) 17:12, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok. There really needs to be a standardisation - with the book infobox, for example, the series parameter doesn't italicise what is in that parameter, but book series infobox italicises the title of the article and the title parameter. Where should I bring this up? Ollieinc (talk) 08:43, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
I think Template_talk:Infobox_book would probably be the best place to bring it up. They may just say that the series parameter can be manually italicized though. Or do you mean you want to start a discussion about italicizing series throughout the wiki? That one I wouldn't know how to start. -- Fyrael (talk) 18:21, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, well it looks like the manual of style actually does say something about this. Apparently 'Media franchises (including a trilogy or other series of novels or films)' are not supposed to be italicized, although again that does not seem to be adhered to by editors. It has been mentioned a few times on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Titles, but no real discussion ever seems to take place. I may try to start a new discussion there. -- Fyrael (talk) 19:45, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

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macOS Catalina introduces Voice Control, a new way to fully control your Mac entirely with your voice. Voice Control uses the Siri speech-recognition engine to improve on the Enhanced Dictation feature available in earlier versions of macOS.1

How to turn on Voice Control

After upgrading to macOS Catalina, follow these steps to turn on Voice Control:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Accessibility.
  2. Click Voice Control in the sidebar.
  3. Select Enable Voice Control. When you turn on Voice Control for the first time, your Mac completes a one-time download from Apple.2
    Voice Control preferences

When Voice Control is enabled, you see an onscreen microphone representing the mic selected in Voice Control preferences.

To pause Voice Control and stop it from from listening, say ”Go to sleep” or click Sleep. To resume Voice Control, say or click ”Wake up.”

How to use Voice Control

Get to know Voice Control by reviewing the list of voice commands available to you: Say “Show commands” or ”Show me what I can say.” The list varies based on context, and you may discover variations not listed. To make it easier to know whether Voice Control heard your phrase as a command, you can select ”Play sound when command is recognized” in Voice Control preferences.

Basic navigation

Voice Control recognizes the names of many apps, labels, controls, and other onscreen items, so you can navigate by combining those names with certain commands. Here are some examples:

  • Open Pages: ”Open Pages.” Then create a new document: ”Click New Document.” Then choose one of the letter templates: 'Click Letter. Click Classic Letter.” Then save your document: ”Save document.”
  • Start a new message in Mail: ”Click New Message.” Then address it: ”John Appleseed.”
  • Turn on Dark Mode: ”Open System Preferences. Click General. Click Dark.” Then quit System Preferences: ”Quit System Preferences” or ”Close window.”
  • Restart your Mac: ”Click Apple menu. Click Restart” (or use the number overlay and say ”Click 8”).

You can also create your own voice commands.

Number overlays

Use number overlays to quickly interact with parts of the screen that Voice Control recognizes as clickable, such as menus, checkboxes, and buttons. To turn on number overlays, say ”Show numbers.” Then just say a number to click it.

Number overlays make it easy to interact with complex interfaces, such as web pages. For example, in your web browser you could say ”Search for Apple stores near me.” Then use the number overlay to choose one of the results: ”Show numbers. Click 64.” (If the name of the link is unique, you might also be able to click it without overlays by saying ”Click” and the name of the link.)

Voice Control automatically shows numbers in menus and wherever you need to distinguish between items that have the same name.

Grid overlays

Use grid overlays to interact with parts of the screen that don't have a control, or that Voice Control doesn't recognize as clickable.

Say “Show grid” to show a numbered grid on your screen, or ”Show window grid” to limit the grid to the active window. Say a grid number to subdivide that area of the grid, and repeat as needed to continue refining your selection.

To click the item behind a grid number, say ”Click” and the number. Or say ”Zoom” and the number to zoom in on that area of the grid, then automatically hide the grid. You can also use grid numbers to drag a selected item from one area of the grid to another: ”Drag 3 to 14.”

To hide grid numbers, say ”Hide numbers.” To hide both numbers and grid, say ”Hide grid.”


When the cursor is in a document, email message, text message, or other text field, you can dictate continuously. Dictation converts your spoken words into text.

  • To enter a punctuation mark, symbol, or emoji, just speak its name, such as ”question mark” or ”percent sign” or ”happy emoji.” These may vary by language or dialect.
  • To move around and select text, you can use commands like ”Move up two sentences” or ”Move forward one paragraph” or ”Select previous word” or ”Select next paragraph.”
  • To format text, try ”Bold that” or ”Capitalize that,” for example. Say ”numeral” to format your next phrase as a number.
  • To delete text, you can choose from many delete commands. For example, say “delete that” and Voice Control knows to delete what you just typed. Or say ”Delete all” to delete everything and start over.

Voice Control understands contextual cues, so you can seamlessly transition between text dictation and commands. For example, to dictate and then send a birthday greeting in Messages, you could say ”Happy Birthday. Click Send.” Or to replace a phrase, say ”Replace I’m almost there with I just arrived.”

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You can also create your own vocabulary for use with dictation.

Create your own voice commands and vocabulary

Create your own voice commands

  1. Open Voice Control preferences, such as by saying ”Open Voice Control preferences.”
  2. Click Commands or say ”Click Commands.” The complete list of all commands opens.
  3. To add a new command, click the add button (+) or say ”Click add.” Then configure these options to define the command:
    • When I say: Enter the word or phrase that you want to be able to speak to perform the action.
    • While using: Choose whether your Mac performs the action only when you're using a particular app.
    • Perform: Choose the action to perform. You can open a Finder item, open a URL, paste text, paste data from the clipboard, press a keyboard shortcut, select a menu item, or run an Automator workflow.
  4. Use the checkboxes to turn commands on or off. You can also select a command to find out whether other phrases work with that command. For example, “Undo that” works with several phrases, including “Undo this” and “Scratch that.”

To quickly add a new command, you can say ”Make this speakable.” Voice Control will help you configure the new command based on the context. For example, if you speak this command while a menu item is selected, Voice Control helps you make a command for choosing that menu item.

Create your own dictation vocabulary

  1. Open Voice Control preferences, such as by saying ”Open Voice Control preferences.”
  2. Click Vocabulary, or say ”Click Vocabulary.”
  3. Click the add button (+) or say ”Click add.”
  4. Type a new word or phrase as you want it to be entered when spoken.

Learn more

  • For the best performance when using Voice Control with a Mac notebook computer and an external display, keep your notebook lid open or use an external microphone.
  • All audio processing for Voice Control happens on your device, so your personal data is always kept private.
  • Use Voice Control on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Learn more about accessibility features in Apple products.

1. Voice Control uses the Siri speech-recognition engine for U.S. English only. Other languages and dialects use the speech-recognition engine previously available with Enhanced Dictation.

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2. If you're on a business or school network that uses a proxy server, Voice Control might not be able to download. Have your network administrator refer to the network ports used by Apple software products.