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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Where does OS X store USB mouse plist?

I've found that often when you are experiencing trouble with a peripheral, deleting the plist file can often fix the problem. My USB mouse has been sticking/freezing for a second at a time lately. ...
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Have OSX Launch Applicaiton on restart?

This may seem like a odd question since most people would want to know how to start a program on boot. I was wondering if there is a way to have OSX launch an application when the restart button is ...
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How to install Windows on a MacBook without Bootcamp?

Recently my Mac got erased while trying to format the partiton. So i was trying to install windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro. I can't use Bootcamp as there is no OS X in my Mac. The Internet Recovery is ...
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Application Support directory, some apps are using tons of space!

After running out of space multiple times, I started researching and putting a strategy to permanently fix this issue. In the end I found that Application Support is an important directory for most ...
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How to migrate an OS X guest VM to a physical machine?

I am running OS X Yosemite, and Parallels 10. I have a guest VM running OS X Yosemite. I would like to migrate the guest VM to a physical machine. Is this possible? The reason is that the guest vm is ...
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How to install RGtk2 on OS X 10.10.5?

I am trying to install RGtk2. I have installed GTK+ and XQuartz with Homebrew: $ brew cask install xquartz Warning: A Cask for xquartz is already installed. Add the "--force" option to force ...
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GitSupport.sh permanently running, apparently hangs

I have a niggling process that sometimes runs persistently, somewhat randomly, and sometimes cannot be cancelled. In the screenshot, there are three processes of the same running simultaneously. I'm ...
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Google Photos Backup creates large Pictures/GPBackup folder

I installed Google Photos Backups on OSX (Mavericks). It created a /Users/rob/Pictures/GPBackup folder that is 10 gig in size, and it looks like it has copies of all my photos and movies. I don't ...
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Having trouble with file sharing between two Macs

Due to slow Internet I have two Mac mini's on two different networks and moving data between these two Macs have been a problem for me as disabling my hard drive and moving it to the other Mac is ...
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SecurityAgent Password not getting filled via AppleScript 10.11 El Capitan

My AppleScript no longer seems to work in 10.11. I put quite a few debug statements in my script and it doesn't seem like the script continues to run after the dialog appears. Does anyone have a ...
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No commands installed from pip work in Terminal

I've been learning python and tried to install pep8, restviewer and other command line apps but when i try to run them, it shows a command not found error. -bash: restview: command not found I've ...
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Control Arrow Keyboard Shortcuts in PyCharm

According to the PyCharm Keymap for Mac, Control + Up Arrow and Control + Down Arrow are used to navigate between the previous and next methods. OSX of course uses these key combos for (Control + ...
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How do I restore missing menu extras (clock, wi-fi, etc)?

When I log in to Mac OS X (10.10.5) I sometimes find that most of my menu extras are missing (clock, wi-fi, sound, bluetooth, etc.). If I logout and login, they almost always come back, but this takes ...
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Wineskin - Problem with launching java programs

I am trying to launch a Java program that needs JRE 8. I tried installing it onto my wrapper with the installer, but it showed a message in the style of "Oops, no new executables found, maybe the ...
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How does codesign and signing of profiles on os x work?

At the moment I am messing around with OS X profile manager and configuration profiles in general. I like the idea of being able to push settings to clients and I'd like to use it for my customers. ...
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Reduce transparency and Lock-screen Background

I'm running El captain public beta but I think this also applies to macs running Yosemite. I really like the look of the reduce transparency + increase contrast in Yosemite/El Captain. Unfortunately ...
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How to make a bootable external hard drive and boot up a Mac?

I have an iMac 27 inch, and one summer the room temperature was up to 40C, and I came home that day, and the hard drive was really slow. I then rebooted the machine and it took something like 8 ...
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How to update OS X using dmg

I have multiple Macs and I want to update all those macs using a dmg file. From where I can get the dmg file.And how to update if the minor version difference is more than one. i.e. from 10.10.1 to ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from resetting the software update download every time i resume it?

I've had this problem before too but I couldn't find a concrete resolution. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 with the latest version being 10.10.5. Since I've had some wireless connectivity issues with ...
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External disk as system volume on different macs password issue

I have few macs (office, home, macbook) and decided to use external disk as system boot volume (thunderbolt) for convenience purposes (web development, macports, etc, very hard to maintain same ...
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How to get current user SID in Mac OS X

For my application purpose, I want to get the user information from Active Directory. Especially I want to get current user SID and user account domain SID. Can anyone tell me some way to get this ...
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Edit Table of Contents in Preview?

In Preview, is there a way to change/edit the names of links in the Table of Contents of a pdf? Thanks in advance!
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.bash_profile is not working unless sourcing it manually

I got a new machine (yosemite osx), and I am trying to set it up. I have created .bash_profile, but unfortunately it doesn't work. Even if I log back in or restart the machine, and open terminal ...
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iMac cleanup: can I delete these files?

Using Omni Disk Sweeper, I have listed the very heavy files in my computer in order to, if possible, delete them and free up some space. Of course, I am not going to risk tampering with my system ...
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How can I keep my Mac from restarting?

I'm about to download a 1TB collection of files. It'll take about 7 days. I want to make sure that my computer doesn't shut down or restart while the download is happening.
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from starting up automatically

So I am currently running: OS X 10.10.5 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.1.04011 I boot up my laptop and AnyConnect is running. I go into Preferences...Users & Groups and remove ...
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How do I remove malware from OSX10.6? [on hold]

Malwarebytes is OSX10.7+, and I can't find anything for OSX10.6.
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how many emails does my mac book air archive hold?

I am saving emails in the archive option on my macbook air. What is the quantity limit??
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What are some good ways to free up disk space on OS X >= Yosemite?

I am fed up with all these useless "Delete old pictures" "Delete your trash" BuzzFeed-tier articles so I am hoping for some qualified ideas here. What I've done so far (and how much it deleted) is: ...
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How to run AppleScript (.scpt) as LaucnDaemon by root

I have an AppleScript or set of Applescripts that I am trying to run as a LaunchDaemon. I have no problem running the LaunchDaemon with my user. The problem comes in where I have the need to read a ...
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Kernel Panic on Late 2012 iMac

I keep getting a Kernel Panic on my Late 2012 iMac. My log is at http://pastebin.com/AbqrgeGk if you need it. Please help. Thanks! Log imported: *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 0 caller ...
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Safari loses web site “login” state after computer restarts

I have a problem with Safari losing my web site login state after a computer restart. For example, if I am logged in to Facebook or StackExchange the before a restart, then after the restart I will be ...
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How to disable auto-save for TextEdit on MacOS 10.9.5 when clicking other windows

I've seen some possible solutions (link1 here and link2 here) on the web on how to disable autosave on TextEdit for Mavericks but it seems to be only for when someone's closing the application. The ...
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No hover feedback in Yosemite, trouble reinstalling logitech mouse software

So based on the link below, I've narrowed the problem down to my Logitech LX5 cordless mouse. I tried to reinstall the unifying software on my mac, but it won't complete. It shows the unifying ...
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Equivalent to “Protected View” and “Enable Content” in MS Office 2016 for Mac?

I have been provided with a "form" to fill out in MS Word format. I have MS Office 2016 installed on my mac, and supposedly I am supposed to be able to click "Enable Content" to be able to fill out ...
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Lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and Finder

I did something stupid apparently and lost my Downloads folder both from Dock and then when I opened Finder to drag it down to the Dock it somehow got deleted in the desktop. Now although I can see ...
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Can't create a partition

I'm trying to create a new partition for installing linux, but OSX won't let me. I saw this question: Unable to Resize Partitions, but my HD is not a CoreStorage Volume, so it didn't really help. ...
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Screen Share connects to wrong device

I have a Mac mini (Mac mini 2) set up in New York which I can connect to just fine via the Share Screen... button on Finder. However, when I try to connect to my other Mac mini in Miami (Mac mini 3), ...
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Menubar on all screen without separate spaces for each monitor

This question came up during the discussion of that question OS X cmd+tab behavior with multiple windows and monitos: When disabling 'Displays have separate Spaces' in the settings of Mission ...
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Set a default Wifi network [on hold]

I am new on Apple world. I have a MacBook Pro mid 2014. I have an issue and don't know how to solve it. When I am at home and turn my Mac on, it tries to connect on the first free wifi network which ...
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iTerm2, tmux and vim doesn't work probperly

I'm using iTerm2 and in the tmux session I have two panes. When I opened file by vim on a first pane and then go to another pane make some action. Immediately my screen corrupts like this: What ...
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Recover Meteor JS MongoDB from Time Machine Backup

I have recently recovered my Mac with a Time Machine Backup from the beginning of August. Today I ran an existing Meteor JS project and saw that the MongoDB documents were pretty outdated (latest ...
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How to install gpg without Admin password

I have a monitored OS X laptop that I would like to put GNU Privacy Guard (gpg) on. Of course I can't because I don't have Admin rights, but I was hoping there is a way to install it in user space ...
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How can I protect my ext HD files. No password [on hold]

I run a entertainment company, I'm opening a DJ division, I want to give them external HD's with our library on I want to restrict them from copying the data or corrupting it in anyway I want them ...
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Quote a filename in a script passed to chmod?

I'm having trouble quoting a filename that's eventually passed to chmod. The script was originally written for SSH's StrictModes and authorized_keys, but I had to expand it due to a bad UMASK that ...
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Use macbook inbuilt microphone with audio going through mic-less earphones

I want to buy Sony Earphones for use with my MacBook Pro Mid-2014 edition. The earphones have no built in mic. Can my MacBook play audio through my earphones and use the inbuilt mac microphone at the ...
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Logging camera access on OS X Yosemite and up

I'd like to have camera access by applications be logged in system logs, so that I can later search for camera access in the console app. Any idea if there is some debug feature in OS X to enable ...
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How to list ALL processes? 'runningApplications' only shows a quarter of “ps -x” [on hold]

I've used the following code to enumerate Mac processes: NSArray *runningApplications = [[NSWorkspace sharedWorkspace] runningApplications]; However, that only lists approx 1/4 of what ps -x lists. ...
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Add permanent Allow rule to Firewall without “Allow signed content…”

I'm working on an OS X 10.5 PowerMac machine. I want to add a permanent Allow rule for an updated OpenSSH server located at /usr/local/sbin/sshd. I have a firewall rule for it in the Firewall App, but ...
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Window too large when moved to second display

When I move a window from a larger display to a smaller display, sometimes it's so large that the bottom right hand corner is outside the display, meaning that I can't easily resize it. What can I do ...