OS X (formerly Mac OS X) is the marketing name for Apple's computer OS. Note the proper pronunciation is "ohh ess ten" and not "oh ess ex".

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How Do I know which Version of Beta OS X I'm Running?

How do I know which Beta Version of OS X I'm running? When I check About this Mac it shows me that the name of the OS version is OS X El Capitan, the version if 10.11 and a beta, and it shows me the ...
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OpenVPN causes loss of WAN connection after returning from sleep

I'm trying to use OpenVPN to have a constant VPN connection on my 10.10.4 install. Currently I've setup OpenVPN via homebrew and as stated put an openvpn.conf in /etc/openvpn as the default profile ...
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Paralells Reports Missing Operating System with Windows 10 bootcamp Partition

I've installed Windows 10 Release Candidate on a brand new SSD drive. My Windows Bootcamp partition boots and runs correctly, but tends to crash ocassionaly. I believe this is due to bootcamp drivers ...
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About this Mac - Storage information on terminal

I am trying to reproduce the About this Mac - Storage window in the terminal. Is there any easy way to do this ? For the moment, the following commands are working (quite fast): mdfind kind:music ...
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Mail App still loses sound

I continue to lose my mail swooshing sound as well as new mail in inbox chime after working for 3-4 times. Restarting app and/or rebooting rarely works. Research shows this going back to 2009... why ...
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iCloud password prompt on OS X Yosemite startup

Whenever my MacBook Air starts up from shutdown (or on restart), once the Finder has started, it prompts me for my iCloud password, like this: As you can see there is no title or anything to ...
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Safari High Avg Energy Impact

Under the Energy Monitor, it always shows high Average Energy Impact (2000+) for Safari. Is this normal? I have attached the screenshot. Although I formatted the entire disk and reinstalled the OS, ...
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Bash script - Delay cp command until after file write is complete

cp /Folder1/*.mov /Folder2/ cp /Folder1/*.mov /Folder3 rm /Folder1/*.mov This runs every 60 seconds using Chron that copies any *.mov file from one folder to 2 other folders and then removes the ...
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Cut shortcut (cmd+x) doesn't work if I use the left cmd key (cmd+c does work with left cmd key!)?

Perhaps similar to Command+C (copy) with the left command key does not work, but command+c DOES work for me. They keyboard is an Apple US (with the 10-key), wired. I am using a razer mamba mouse (i ...
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OS X: Spontaneous Application Appearance

A friend of mine asked me to inspect her computer a while ago as she suspected that she may have some virus trouble. In part of my initial check of her computer (MacBook Pro OS X, probably Mavericks) ...
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Is it possible to open 2 different instances of Chrome with different tabs open?

I want to be able to open Chrome on my Mac, and have 2 instances open, each with different tabs. Is this possible on OS X? I know on Windows I could do this with Desktop shortcuts.
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Homebrew mass unstallation

Hello I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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Hackintosh Yosemite Not Installing At All [on hold]

I'm having big trouble in installing Yosemite-Zone on my PC. I have Acer Aspire E 15 start (specification: Processor- Intel Pentium quad core processor N3540 2.66GHz; Graphics-Intel HD Graphics; ...
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GUI/UI is messed up? (Lion)

Using Mac OSX 10.7.5. The contextual menu text is barely even visible. I have restored GUI files from a MacBook with a non-tampered with version of OSX (Modified files: SArtFile.bin, ArtFile.bin, ...
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There is Wifi in my logout-then-login screen

I'm using Yosemite 10.10.4, if I start Mac(press power button and boot), everything is ok, there is user list in login screen. If you click the user, then password input will appear, after input ...
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what is the way to group and/or “select all edits” command in Preview 8.0

I mistakenly and very quickly did a keyboard command to select all edits [as opposed to select all, which otherwise makes the whole doc light blue]-- anybody know these features and how to command ...
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How best to isolate my development environment on OS X?

What is the current best practice for setting up a development environment on OS X? I recently got a new Mac with OS X 10.10, Yosemite. I'm familiar with homebrew, and from my Linux experience, ...
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How to change the location of property files?

I did the process to change my username and home folder, then delete the old user folder, but some properties files keep reappearing under the old folder name under ...
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How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach?

How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach? I have an encrypted sparsebundle (test.sparsebundle) and it's password is "test", with no quotes. I'd like to automate opening that file. I have tried ...
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Immobilise Desktops

I want to make my Desktops stay in an order that I want. I want to have my first 3 Desktops locked and others dynamic in example: I'm working on Desktop1. When an app is full screen the app is ...
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How to make Font size equal to 15 in Terminal on Yosemite?

Here are the configuration settings for the Terminal app in Yosemite. It shows that I can set font size to the distinct values given in Terminal. How can I set it to some other in-between value ...
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I get an error every time I open terminal on my mac

I've been getting this error for the past couple of months and I wonder if it's a major issue, and how do I fix it? When I open terminal on my Mac I get this bash error: ~bash: ...
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Notes Application terminating on every startup

I have been a heavy-user of the build in Notes Application on OS X for a couple of months now. I am running Yosemite 10.10.4. But suddenly the App crashed on every startup. This is the error message I ...
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Lost Pages file in iCloud after update to Yosemite

Recently I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite and after that all of my Pages files which were saved in iCloud in my MacBook are lost and I can't find them in in my MacBook or in icloud.com online. Is ...
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What is the /~ file on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

In the root directory of my Mac (10.10.4) I see a file named just ~ (tilde): $ ls -l /~ -rw------- 2 root wheel 2187264 Mar 23 22:33 /~ file just reports it as "data". For reference, here are ...
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How to create a 'Sharing Only' account via terminal in OS X?

I'm attempting to create a 'Sharing Only' account in an OS X app. I've tried code based on examples like these: Can user accounts be managed via the command line? What steps are needed to create a ...
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Hot Corners Yosemite don't work any more

My Macbook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, doesn't respond to Hot Corners any more. Also, if one application is set to full screen, the Finder keeps stuck / doesn't follow if I change ...
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OSX Minimize trigger area to show dock

I have my dock auto-hiding and when I hover my pointer in the area where the dock would have been it pops up again. I want it to show when I hit the bottom of the screen with my pointer, not just the ...
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OSX 10.10, “Preview” printing

OSX 10.10, How do I get "Preview" to print the File Titles along with the "picture"?
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What is the Correct 'pf' Syntax for an 'iptables' Port Redirection Rule

I am looking to implement a rule like the following iptables rule on my Mac, to redirect traffic from my development workstation (hosting a development copy of a Ruby on Rails project) to another host ...
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Is there a way to configure user account for different uses?

I am a marketer by profession and am currently learning to program in AngularJS. I also like to make music using various programs. For marketing I need Evernote, Skitch, and TextExpander running in ...
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AppleScript application works not as UIElement

my AppleScript that contains on quit-Handler works if it is visible. If I add to the Info.plist-file of the application the Application is agent (UIElement) with YES. Then the application doesn't ...
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what is this strange bar on Finder, Mac?

well it can be resized and just shown up when finder is activated. how to remove it?
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iterm 2 is not working i was config sublime text 2 [on hold]

https://gist.github.com/artero/1236170 i have done this but after that i won't able to access on iterm2 and unable to create the server of rails.. please help ASAP]1
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Sending data to serial port and audio device from command line

I am looking to create a scripts that does the following: Send data to a non-standard serial port, in my case /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART. Plays an audio file to a non-standard audio device, in my case a ...
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SystemUIServer, loginwindow, etc, not responding, coreaudiod 200%+

Suddenly yesterday I started getting all the symptoms described in this article: http://hackabanana.de/blog/loginwindow-systemuiserver-not-responding-osx-wont-start/ The symptoms After login ...
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Finding photos on OS X 10.10.4

Ever since I updated my MacBook to OS X 10.10.4 a lot of my current uploaded photos from 2015 (iPhoto) can not be found? Am I able to get these back?
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MacBook Pro Yosemite hangs during boot

My MacBook Pro froze earlier whilst using it, so I did a hard reboot. Ever since it won't boot up. It gets to the Apple logo with the white progress bar but the progress bar won't move past 20%, I've ...
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Restarting or resetting diplay and/or GPU without logging out or rebooting?

I have a 2011 iMac 27" running Yosemite. Is there a way to restart the monitor and/or GPU without rebooting the computer or logging off? Is there some sort of keyboard shortcut or keystroke? I ask ...
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What can I do when my Time Machine password is not accepted, although it's correct?

Having troubles with a botched system upgrade on OS X 10.10.3, I tried to restore my MacBook Pro, 15" Early 2011 version, using an encrypted Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The ...
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GarageBand, iPhoto re-install?

I had to have my 2011 MacBook Pro wiped out and re-installed because of malware. I noticed that my previous package--iMovie, GarageBand, and iPhoto--is not longer installed. I checked online forums ...
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How do I change the generic folder icon in Yosemite 10.10.4?

I'm running 10.10.4, and can't seem to be able to change the generic folder icon. I've tried going into /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ replacing the icon there but ...
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Closing a window in OS X Yosemite causes other windows to be made active

I have a Chrome window and this Chrome window covers the whole screen (not in the full screen mode, though). I also have 5 Finder windows under this Chrome window. So I can't see any Finder windows. ...
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How to search Mac OS X Mail by List-Id?

I would really like to search based off the header List-Id but I haven't found a way to do this yet. When I type List-Id: <blah@group.company.com> into search, I get no results
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How to boot OS X with network devices in promiscuous mode?

As OSX no longer allows ifconfig en0 promisc and sees that as a bad value and does not set the device flag, what other options are there? I'd like to be able to boot and have both my Airport/WiFi as ...
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What are alternatives for Menumeters on El Capitan? [on hold]

Menumeters no longer works on El Capitan (see here), what are some alternatives? I just want to see my network and CPU stats.
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OS X: how to rollback from EI Captain to Yosemite, with user data kept? [on hold]

By 'user data' there are mainly: Applications: like Reeder/Pocket local archives, PyCharm and its license, and so on; and Development environment: installed packages of homebrew and their settings, ...
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Error with com.apple.mrt (launchd) in El Capitan [on hold]

I just realized that the job "com.apple.mrt" crashes every 10 second on my Mac. What is exactly the aim of com.apple.mrt ? Apparently it should be a "Malware Removal Tool" Can I remove it from ...
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Why does my Volume mount point get renamed after reboot?

I create a mount in Finder by pressing command+K, and typing this in the Server Address field: smb://mydept.mycompany.com/dfs/somefolder/xyz The mount point is /Volumes/xyz. I go to System ...
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How can I avoid different windows of the same app get folded in at the dock?

Some times I have apps opened with more than one windows, like Chrome. How can I see in the Dock one icon per each windows (even they are of the same app) that I have open? Would be nice know how to ...