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 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 ...
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Can't delete photo, right clicking doesn't bring up trash can

I'm trying to delete a photo but it won't bring up any trash icons I've read about when right clicked. I tried dragging it to trash on the Dock and there are now multiple copies of the photo in the ...
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OSX cmd+tab behavior with multiple windows & monitors

After upgrading to a second monitor I have run into some unexpected cmd+tab behavior that is really impacting my workflow: With one monitor, when using cmd+tab to switch between applications, OS X ...
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Always start Yosemite calendar on today

In my previous version of OSX (Snow Leopard), Calendar always opened to the month, week, or day that includes (or is) today. In Yosemite, Calendar opens to whatever month/week/day you had open when ...
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Use tap to click instead of click to select user on start up

I have Mac OS X 10.10.3. On startup of the OS you can select between different users on the machine. To select a user you have to do a full click, but instead I want to use tap to click. Can this be ...
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How do you specify Firefox 'open file' location?

Firefox documentation specifies that when you click a link to download a file and select 'open', that it downloads it to a temp folder. While this is true on a Windows system, it is not in Yosemite. ...
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How do I delete apache from OS X Yosemite?

How do I delete apache from OS X Yosemite? I want to start with a new unaltered configuration so I will also need to know how to install the latest version. Following other posts to delete/reinstall ...
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Mac freezing, possible virus?

I am running Yosemite and experiencing very nasty freezing issues. Once I was able to recover from by reinstalling osx and second time (few months later) reinstalling alone didn't help, but also ...
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Disappearing folder on Macbook Air

I have a few folders for uni projects in the documents section on my Mac. One of the folder containing most of my work, powerpoints, word documents and JPEG's has disappeared randomly. The other ...
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Should Mac menu items be title case?

Should Mac menu items be title case? "New from Clipboard" vs "New From Clipboard"? Gus Mueller asked this question on twitter and I am curious as well. If it is title case does it follow a ...
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Why can I only have 2 partitions on my 3TB Apple Fusion Drive?

According to Apple, I can only have 2 partitions on my 3 TB Fusion Drive. I do not understand why. Techtool Pro made an eDrive, their emergency boot drive, and Apple made their Recovery HD. It ...
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Manage Google Chrome New Tabs

I use Google Chrome, and utilise the "New Tab page". This claims to show "Thumbnails of the websites that you visit frequently" (although it does not explain how this is determined) and has options ...
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How to remove or hide Apple applications from my app folder?

I've got a lot of Apple applications on my Macbook which I never use (Photos Facetime, iBooks, iMovie, iTunes, etc.). They just clutter up my application folder and I want to get rid of them. This ...
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Change finder universal size

I would like to change the universal finder size and location? Does anyone know how to? I want this to be a universal change, not only should it change the size and location of ALL finder windows, I ...
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Services Using com.apple.geod

I blocked the com.apple.geod process with my software firewall but after 2 days of non-stop 1 second attempts I just pkill'ed it. I want to know what services are using this so I can disable them ...
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How do I change Mission Control shortcuts from the command line?

I have been trying to figure this out for a long time. I have a pretty typical Mac OS provisioning script: https://gist.github.com/ryanpcmcquen/b2e608311f286a4ab3e1 I would like to change the ...
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Why OS X says a low free space, despite having 25GB free?

I've the following entry in log: 24/08/2015 18:00:32.197 com.apple.mtmd[55]: attempting to thin because of low free space on Macintosh HD (/) by removing 2015-08-24 16:57:54 +0100, estimate 0 ...
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Screensaver doesn't come back after display turns off

I have setup WebViewScreensaver to show a dashboard, and the password is required afterwards. This works well, except that when the display turns off after a few minutes, I turn it back on and cancel ...
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Force Chrome to use OS X notifications?

I'd like to find a way to use OS X native notifications instead of the Chrome notifications. I have read something about using a Growl extension and then redirect Growl to OS X Notifications Center ...
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Messages missing chat history - chat.db.incompatable files appear

For some strange reason, out of the blue (as in no significant OS updates or anything like that) the Messages app only shows one message (the most recent one) per chat conversation in it's history. ...
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Create a bookmark to a site in the dock

Is it possible to have an icon in the dock which is a link to some specific site and opens it in Chrome when clicked? I'd like to put Trello in the Dock so that to quickly access it when needed.