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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Unable to connect to Windows Server 2008 shares using specific Mac

One of our Mac client machines cannot connect to any volumes shared from our Windows Servers, the credentials box just bounces as if the login details provided are incorrect, which they certainly ...
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How can keep “Look Up” functionality from showing link previews?

As you know Apple just updated the look up function and added previews of the link you highlighted. As a non-native I often use look up to see the meaning of a word. When the word appears as a link, ...
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Cannot boot Mac OS X Yosemote due to libJPEG.dylib

My Macbook Air 2014 does not boot to login and it freezes. This picture below is captured in verbose mode (from Command+V). I have no idea how to solve this. What I did before this happen is ...
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How do I make the Console app reappear after deleting Everything? OS X Yosemite

I deleted every file that was contained in the console's logs listing of my Macbook Pro 15, including the "All messages,". Now when I click to open the app, the program opens but no GUI will load. ...
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Kernel panic: need help to confirm or refute my hypotheses about the cause

I recently experienced a kernel panic on my MacBook Pro (OS X version 10.9.5). The crash report is attached below. I did some research on kernel panics, and I figured the VirtualBox kernel extensions ...
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Problem with having a duplicate “Users” folder on non-bootable drive?

I just installed an SSD in my 2011 Macbook Pro (running an up-to-date copy of Yosemite), opting to follow this strategy of keeping my home folder on the SSD and then "offloading" larger folders (e.g., ...
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Finder stacked icons in icon view causes finder to crash

I have 2,260 photos in my Dropbox Camera Uploads folder. Somehow they all got stacked on top of each other. When the camera upload is complete, it launches the camera uploads folder in finder in this ...
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networkd - PAC Evaluation error

just a FYI, Mac OS X 10.10.3 was throwing the error below. I didn't find much just googling around and wanted to post what fixed the issue in my case. 5/4/15 6:30:18.410 AM networkd[209]: ...
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Creating LaunchAgents to Customize Screensaver and Background

I'm building a series of images that will be deployed on a multitude of different Macs from 2007-2015 (and onward). The user accounts will the local-forced Active Directory accounts, so I'm making ...
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How to have Automator say click “Thanks” to App's Dialog Box

Using Automator, how to click "Thanks" on the apps Dialog Box? The app runs a process, and when the process finishes returns a series of Dialog Boxes with the result. Each Dialog Box, has 1 button ...
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How do I check where the file in .Trash was removed from?

I've some files appearing in Trash folder. How do I check from where they were removed? I've Tried 'Get Info', but it doesn't tell me from where it was removed. The only option I've is 'Put Back', ...
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Yosemite One User Hangs After Login, Other Works

I turned on my computer yesterday to have it hang after login with user A. The desktop loads but (sometimes my icons appear, sometimes they don't) but as soon as I try to do anything with my mouse, it ...
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PDF downloads with Safari and Preview [on hold]

I am able to view this particular PDF with preview with Yahoo, but it has many spaces. When switching to Firefox 2 I am able to view it fully. However when downloading this particular PDF and others ...
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Yosemite problem with Xbox 360 Controller Driver

A few months ago, I downloaded this Xbox360ControllerDriver, which I believe it was the .11 Version and was working fine by the time. Recently, I bought a new wired Xbox 360 controller, thinking ...
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Correct Syntax to change default Screenshots and Screencapture save location?

I would like to change the default screenshot location for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 using Terminal. But this command is not working, where subfoldername = "name of my sub-folder" I want to store my ...
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How do I add System Apps to menu items toolbar?

I'd like to add System Apps to menu items toolbar eg. show I am hotspotting with my iphone? The below first 6 apps (e.g. network app), are utility style apps for me, and I would prefer they be out of ...
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Use one modifier key as multiple modifier keys?

I'm working on the key remapping on OS X. I don't always use Caps Lock, but I want to utilize this key to be: Command+Alt+Control, how is that going to be possible?
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Do fans stop spinning when MacBook Pro's are in sleep mode?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid-2009 running Yosemite 10.10.3, and I installed Macs Fan Control which is similar to smcFanControl. Basically, whenever I put my Mac to sleep the fans stop spinning (I have ...
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How do I clear All OS X notifications with 1 click?

I have notifications in the OSX Notification Center, as for most of my apps I am using the setting, "Show in Notification Centre: 10 Recent Items" This is a good setting but rather than have a very ...
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iTunes is syncing photos from 2006 when I've told it to include the last month

I'm experiencing what I'm pretty certain is new behavior since switching from iPhoto to Photos. When I tell iTunes to sync my photos from the last month, I get photos going back to 2006. My iTunes ...
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How do I get my music off my iPod 4th generation 2004

I have a 4th generation ipod from 2004 and have wonderful playlists and music that I want to get onto my 2015 MacBook and in turn onto my iPhone. Can I do this?
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Mac email client that can postpone Exchange messages?

Mailbox for iOS and Mac is great to postpone an email to deal with at a future time, but it cannot handle Exchange emails. Outlook app for iOS has a similar features (not as powerful as Mailbox). Is ...
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Yosemite will not display my email messages even though they keep coming in

Just upgraded to Yosemite. All seems fine except for email—they keep coming in but they are not displayed in my inbox. Why not?
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Wi-Fi network created but not allowing connection to the Internet

I am able to create the Wi-Fi signal through my MacBook Pro, though it doesn't connect to internet when I use it in other devices. I am using OS X Yosemite and I tried to use the Wi-Fi created from ...
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How has OS X's Photos app determined people's names under the 'Faces' album?

It has determined a number of faces (as you would expect from any facial recognition software) but it has also figured out the names, despite me never having entered any
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Mac - switch all desktops at once

I can use Ctrl ⌃ and the left/right arrows to switch individual desktops on a multiscreen system but can you switch all of them at once?
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Oracle's Java 1.8 appears to not actually install itself

I have searched for answers this problem, but nobody seems to have such a basic problem as I have. I have Java 1.7 installed and tried to install 1.8 - both through the Java control panel and manually ...
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Is there a maximum number of files supported/recommended in Photos.app?

With the new OS X Photos app released in OS X 10.10.3, is there a hard limit to the maximum number of files (either photos or videos) that the app will support? Or is there a limit to the maximum size ...
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Send webpage from Mac to iOS using Handoff

I use Chrome on my desktop and Safari on my iPhone and iPad. I have Handoff already set up on my devices so that when I am browsing on iOS, I get the dock icon on my Mac and can open the page in ...
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/etc/resolver: TLD itself not resolved by custom resolver

I'm using the /etc/resolver technique for a dev domain as explained in some blog posts around the web (like this one). I used this technique previously on 10.9, but on my new Yosemite there seems to ...
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Java 8u45 installation unable to locate a Java runtime to invoke

I've downloaded and installed Java JDK 8u45 for OS X 10.10.1 and after the installation has completed (successfully), java -version produces the following: Unable to locate a Java Runtime to ...
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How to connect dualshock3 (PS3) controller when it cannot be found

I want to connect my PS3 controller to my MBP 2015 however my MBP does not seem to detect that it is there, or at least I cannot view it in the menu. Does anyone know how to solve this? If it helps ...
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I cannot sign in to App Store with my Apple ID

I created a new Apple ID and verified it. In the App Store, when I want to update or upgrade my OS X, it is asking me to sign in to download. I try to sign in but I cannot — there is no error or ...
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How to: Automator, launch an app, as if I dragged n dropped file on App's dock icon?

Using automator, I know how to "Launch an App". I would like to know how to "Launch an App in a specific way". The app I want to launch, acts differently depending how its launched. If one: clicks ...
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Quickly rearrange Finder icons without sorting

How to arrange the icons in Finder to the topleft, i.e. to fill in the holes, without changing the order? The button "Clean up" does no work because the icons are already in grids. The "Clean up by" ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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Animated .gif files are not working after upgrade to OS X 10.10.3 using Apple Mail v8.2

After upgrade to OS X 10.10.3, I am unable to use animated emoticons in mail. These items are listed in Photos but will not move when inserted into mail. All worked properly prior to upgrade which ...
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Close window without closing application

How to close a window without the application quitting? does not address my question, strangely. I don't want to hide the application windows like Cmd+h does, and Option+click didn't actually do ...
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I want to backup my Mac partition, including the OS, so that I can use the backup to restore my hard drive to its current state

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu (14.04) of my Mac running OS X 10.10.3. I want to make sure that I can use my backup to fix any issues I might have dual-booting. I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, ...
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Different Volume Level for Headsets and Headphones over Combo Jack

I have the Sony MDRX10. When I use the cable with the mic, I get lower volume level and distortions at max volume but when I use the headphone only cable, I get much better volume control. I tried ...
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How to make inactive when I close application window by Command + W

When I open an Excel file from Finder and close the Excel window by Command+W. The active window remain Excel. Is there a way to make Finder active window when I close Excel? If I close the Excel ...
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Photo wrong thumbnail

In the Finder of my mac, it often happens that some photos in a folder are displaying wrong previews. The set of photos which have this problem is random and unpredictable: sometimes among 10 photos ...
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What could cause my password to become incorrect?

My MacBook Pro (Late 2013) running Yosemite (10.10.3) seems to have decided my password is incorrect and fails to log me in. I have managed to change the password via my Apple ID but I'm concerned ...
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How do I keep an ssh tunnel alive using launchd?

I would like to keep an ssh tunnel alive. Below is my launch agent plist file but it only keeps the tunnel up for a day or two at the most. I'm using OS X 10.10.3. <?xml version="1.0" ...
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How do you control the security of Firefox browser in Yosemite to run educational Java app?

I am trying to run the following Java applet in the following web page: http://artint.info/demos/rl/q.html However, Firefox is blocking it due to a security issue. Not sure if it's an Apple issue ...
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Stocks widget will not let me add new stock

I'm trying to add new stocks to my stock widget but it won't let me do so. It validates the symbol and then does nothing. I have to remove a current stock and then only will it let me add a new one. ...
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OS X Mail.app drops leading whitespaces

Mail app drops leading whitespaces while saving mail as plain text. How can I change this behaviour?
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Thawte SSL certificate issues after security update 2015-004

After upgrading my Mac to Security update 2015-004 I started experiencing issues on website that use Thawte SSL certificate and with mandrillapp SMTP which as well use Thawte certificate. I'm running ...
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Use complete PC keyboard when plugged into a VMWare' OS X virtual machine

In Windows, Ive made in VMWare Workstation 10 a virtual machine running OS X 10.10 I obviously have a standard spanish Windows keyboard plugged in. No matter how I configure it, there are keys I ...
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Chrome graphical glitches in Yosemite

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (4,1) that has had the "unofficial" 5,1 firmware update applied (to enable additional CPU support), CPUs upgraded to dual 3.46 GHz 6-core Xeons and GPU replaced with an AMD ...