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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Remove default OS X / third party app's 'service' items from context menus?

I'm in the process of replacing OS X's default 'Search with Google' context menu item (found when you right click on text in many apps like Terminal, Notes, or third party ones like the RSS reader ...
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Add an item to Notational Velocity contextual (right click) menu?

When I right click an item in Notational Velocity, there's an "Edit With" submenu under which I can select a different app to edit the file with. That works, but it's annoying to have to fish into a ...
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Add .gsheets to Spotlight under spreadsheets

Currently if I'm searching for something and it happens to be a Google spreadsheet it shows up under other. Is there any way to have .gsheets show up under spreadsheets?
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I want to show a file in an AppleScript bundle, but shell returns: file not found

My Bundle File: reference.txt My Code: set bashFile to path to resource "reference.rtf" set the reference_data to do shell script "type " & quoted form of (POSIX path of bashFile) ...
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Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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Display doesn't turn on on Macbook Pro

I was using Windows with bootcamp and suddenly it restarted, but the display didn't turn on. Everything was on, I could hear the sounds, but the backlight is off, the logo light is off. After some ...
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Apple ID for employees having no credit card

I would like to create Apple ID on my employee's desktop. She has no credit card, I can't create Apple ID without card, having no apple id she cannot update her desktop. Is there any workaround of ...
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Prevent display from turning off with certain applications

I have a MacBook Pro, and during media presentations, my screen automatically turns off according to the settings app (which of course is operation as usual, to be expected). I'm looking for an ...
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Resetting application window size

I would like to know how to reset a user set window size for an application to the one chosen by the developer. Are these settings usually stored in some plist file?
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Format SSD and restore TM backup

My SSD stopped mounting by itself on boot. So I booted into Single User mode, ran /sbin/mount/ -uw / and exit and it got mounted and I could boot from the SSD. However, after booting all I see is the ...
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Why does a click on a website zooms in on a part of the page?

I'm not sure this is even a Mac issue, but when using Gmail on Chrome with OSX, clicking on certain parts of the page makes them zoom in. It's a little hard to explain, so here's a vid: ...
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Mac mini pages won't open after connecting iPad

I have a Mac mini 10.7.5. After connecting iPad Air to it I cannot open emails in Apple Mail. I can open Finder & Applications, Downloads etc but cannot open anything on these pages. I can't open ...
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Messages.app on mac: search in history

i've a problem, i'm able to search for string in messages.app. It actually tells me all the matches for every conversation, the problem is that is shows only the last match, how can i go through all ...
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Remove duplicate emails on Mac via subject match?

I've got a peculiar setup with IFTTT whereby many emails, (they're notifications about activity on Facebook) are coming in to my Gmail account. It sends emails in which many of them have an identical ...
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How do I access certain directories from the finder?

I would like to be able to do something simple such as open up a finder and be able to select files that are in '~/' or '/' Is there a simple way to go about doing this? For instance, sometimes I ...
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Keep wifi connected after log off

Is there a way to maintain a wifi connection after log off on OS X 10.8 Lion? I would like to be able to log in, log off, and log into a new account on my domain without having to plug in my ...
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Brew says Wine is installed but it fails to run with “command not found” error

I've recently just had a horrendous Mac hard drive issue which required an erase of the hard drive and a restore from an old back up. Since it's been back, it's not quite been the same. I had Wine ...
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Trying to find what driver my printer is currently using on OS X

I have two Macs, and one (with Mavericks) is working with a Sharp printer no problem, the other Mac (also with Mavericks) on the same printer cannot print to it. The mac having the problem can see ...
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Mailto: tag won't dissappear

I've had this problem a few times in the past. How do you get rid of a mailto: or alt tag that won't disappear from the Google screen. EDIT @Buscar - it wasn't just Google, it was appearing over ...
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Can't log in, but no error message

Odd problem this morning. I go to log in and it accepts the password, thinks for a second and then dumps me back to the login screen. I don't get the "shake" from entering the wrong password. It ...
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Downloaded app won't open because it is from an unidentified developer [duplicate]

I have download photo express mac version on my MacBook Pro and it won't open it said can't opened because it is from an unidentified developer. But I'm using there mac download so what do I do so I ...
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How to enable English mode as default for OS X login

I cannot input user account in English without changing input mode when to type user account at login dialog box. I have to change input mode to US every time when I boot mac. Settings: Region is ...
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Restoring from Yosemite Time Machine backup on Mavericks

Is it possible to restore a Yosemite backup to Mavericks? I downgraded and want to access my most recent restore, or else I'll have to use the Mavericks one from a month ago. I am on a Macbook Pro ...
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Use Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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Unable to open multiple documents in Word or Pages using Command-O in OS X 10.9.4

When using Microsoft Word 2011 on a Mac PowerBook running 10.9.4 I am unable to use the Command-Open command to open more than one file at a time. I can open each file, one at a time, but if I drag ...
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OS X 10.9.4 closes application when sleeping

First time to have MBP retina. My issue on my MBP is when I close my MBP to transfer to another location (house to coffee shop), when I open my MBP I notice that it closes the apps I have open before ...
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How can I disable dock item tooltip? [duplicate]

How can I disable the tooltip showing up on my dock items on hover?
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Access to NAS mount during Power Nap wake up

On my mac I have Time Machine configured to backup to a Sparse Disk Image Bundle that is located on my Raspberry pi, which it connects to over SMB and mounts on boot. As long as the mac is awake there ...
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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Empty space in the place of icons in Finder

I see empty spaces in Finder on OS X 10.9.4, exactly as on the picture. What does it mean? The spaces are in between the other icons, not at the end of the listing.
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How to run Say “something” in background in AppleScript

I would like to have AppleScript code like this: row 1 say "some long text here" row 3 When it starts to speak text, it same time continues to row 3. I create my scripts in AppleScript Editor and ...
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Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press ...
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Tunnel all traffic over HTTP

I often end up in a situation where I connect via public Wi-Fi connection, and it's severely crippled (HTTP only, no SSH, no SMTP). I want to set up some kind of HTTP tunnel for all traffic in the ...
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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Mavericks and a iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I want to record game tutorials. Where the game is running on my iOS device and I'm recording the tutorial via a ...
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How can you edit system fonts in OSX 10.9 Mavericks? [on hold]

This file mentioned in the below article doesn't seem to contain the same properties as it previously did. Can I change the font systemwide (10.8.3)
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Safari address bar complete URL with keyboard shortcut

Does Safari in OS X have a keyboard shortcut to complete a URL in the same fashion that Chrome does? I'd like to be able to type in an incomplete address like askdifferent, press a key combo, and ...
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Are there any options for IOS development on Windows 8? (Apps, Emulators, Cloud Computing OK)

I am trying to develop iPhone apps on Windows 8. To do that, I might need an emulator to run certain IOS development programs. I would like to know if there are any OS-X emulators available for ...
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Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook pro late 2011's hard disk to an SSD from Corsair. I have inserted the USB stick with the OSX Mavericks installer, and everything went great: I made a GUID single ...
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Finder default window

I have an issue with Finders window sizes. I know that the Finder saves the window size per directory, which REALLY drives me nuts! I want to set one window size for the Finder. I totally lose it ...
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Open custom file with keyboard shortcut

On my Mac, I have some applications that were recently made in Java that I will be using quite alot. I want to know, is there a way that I can bind a shortcut on the keyboard to open the file? For ...
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Launchpad icon “stuck” and cannot be deleted in any way [on hold]

I don't know how this happened but I had "Trim Enabler" app on Mavericks, which I did not even use - just wanted to see what it was. I upgraded my Mac to Yosemite and it started with an error message ...
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Set Alias for Terminal Window in Applescript

After opening multiple terminal windows and running commands in them, it becomes difficult to send another command to a specific terminal window. How can we set an alias for each terminal window so ...
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see call history from a computer

Is there a way to access the call history on an iphone from a computer? My phone has a problem with the display that stops me from using it, it still turns on, but the screen only displays vertical ...
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Problems With Terminal (/usr/bin)

I'm experimenting around with my computer and I realized that all the commands in the terminal that aren't bash builtins were stored in the /usr/bin. So I wanted to see (to confirm my realization) ...
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OSX 10.9: GCC standalone (non-admin)

I have a Mac Mini at home, with my own administrator account. My school provides MacBook Airs. I have XCode installed on the Mini, but I only use the command line extensions-- GCC, G++, etc. I don't ...
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Play movie at double speed

Is there a way to play a movie (on a DVD) at 1.5x speed or double speed, from Mac OS X? Desired features: Ability to play at increased speed (e.g., 1.5x, 2x) Pitch correction, so people's voices ...
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I get errors when trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system

I'm trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system to run a pyGObject project I've been developing in Ubuntu. It runs perfectly on Ubuntu, so I wanted to test cross-platform compatibility. I'm ...
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How to have a custom (or no) sort order in Finder windows

Similar to this question, that has been answered, I have an end user that wants to sort folders in a particular order that doesn't really match any of the basic sorting methods. She doesn't like the ...
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Closing other tabs in terminal on Mac?

I am using iTerm2, but I wouldn't mind switching back to the original terminal for just this feature. I open hundreds of SSH tabs every day and often end up working after a while only working on 1 ...