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 can I respond in a definitive fashion to an app pestering me about a permission?

Why? In that case, I think of Steam, which keeps requesting access to the Accessibility Panel. I don't want that, because I believe that the Accessibility Panel should not be abused by a marketing ...
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Change Image thumb background : How to see white image in thumb?

I am facing this issue from long time and search many time but can't get any usefull solution. In finder we can see image as thumb. But background of thumb is white color. And if image is white ...
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How can I patch Mac is OS X 10.4.11 with Bash version 2.05b.0(1) for Shellshock bug?

My Mac is OS X 10.4.11 with Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-Release (PowerPC-Apple-Darwin8.0) on a PowerMac. It is vulnerable and need to be patched. This Mac uses Filemaker 8.5 pro client and hosts the ...
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Delete a currently-open file directly in the application?

OS X's ability to rename or move a currently-open file right inside the application is really handy: To take it one step further, is there a trick to actually delete the current file inside the ...
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Has my computer been hacked

I'm trying to find out if someone has hacked my computer. In case I get the following message in my Terminal window: "Last login: Tue Sep 30 02:02:18 on console" does that mean a person has logged in, ...
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Permanently disable Spotlight on disk that is used with rsync

I'm using rsync to mirror files from my internal drive to an external USB hard drive. This is the command I'm using: /usr/local/bin/rsync --archive --exclude='.DS_Store' --delete-after --progress ...
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My mac bookpro screen hangs and freeze after restarting it displays black screen

I bought macbook pro-13 inches last year September, since last 15 days I'm facing difficulties regarding to booting issues and also some times suddenly the display hangs no controls, keys, trackpad ...
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is there a patch against “Shell Shock” for my system MacOS 10.6.8 bash version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0) [duplicate]

I already run the following and I get "vulnerable" Mac cysunza$ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' vulnerable hello I read the post about it but appears to me that his is just for ...
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Updating / Upgrading Xcode to 6.0.1 does not work

so I tried to upgrade my Xcode to 6.0.1 from 5.6 or something. I'm running on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 yet. The problem is that it starts downloading Xcode form the Mac AppStore and already ...
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What should I do with my Mac mini? [on hold]

I have had my Mac mini for almost 2 years now and recently got a Macbook Pro, so I stopped using it. I want to start using it for more cool things, but the only interesting thing I found was that I ...
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Karabiner ( KeyRemap4MacBook) Ctrl to Command, preserve Ctrl+Tab and Command+Tab

I've been struggling with this for a few hours now. What I want to achieve is I want to map left control key to left command, however, I want to preserve the functionality of Ctrl+Tab. So ...
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iMovie crashes on start up. How can I fix it?

iMovie version: 10.0.5 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) It crashed with these information: Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) ...
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How do you _unset_ the default printer?

I know I'm going to hit myself when someone tells me the answer, but I set the Default Printer on my Mac, and wish I hadn't. Previously, it would default to the last printer used, which was great. ...
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Opening Apple OS 10. 6.8 document in Maverick [on hold]

how do I open Apple WP document done in Apple OS 10.6.8 On Maverick OS
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Can't have sshfs to mount Android volume available via ssh

I have an Android 4.4.4 phone with SSHDroid Pro installed and working: [localhost:~] root# ssh -p 2222 root@192.168.43.1 SSHDroid Use 'root' as username Default password is 'admin' ...
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Powerful manager of default applications?

I would need a powerful way to open default applications. Not only to register them to extension/mime type (like duti), but also to be able to change default application depending on the asked ...
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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Revert back to Mavericks from Yosemite Public Beta [duplicate]

I have downloaded the Mavericks OS X Installation and found out it did not work. It gave me this message: This copy of the "Install OS X" application is too old to be opened on this version of OS ...
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Java is eating up 300% of my CPU

Can anyone help me find the cause behind java taking up 300+% of my CPU? I've shut down almost every app and am still having trouble trying to locate the cause.
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Can I customize the sounds Finder makes when I move/copy files?

I frequently both copy (Alt-Drag) and move (Drag) files in Finder from one directory to another. My dexterity isn't so great, and so sometimes I accidentally let go of the Alt key before the mouse ...
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Safe to delete extremely large xpostgres.log file?

I found a 9GB log file in /Library/Logs/ProfileManager/xpostgres.log . That seems unusually large to me. I'm assuming that is from OSX Server's ProfileManager feature which I don't use. Is it safe ...
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Find Windows incompatible file / folder names

Is it possible to detect files / folders that are incompatible with Windows in Mac? We are uploading all our files to Dropbox (from Mac) and we have found that folders with names like "< 2014" ...
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Mass remove character from file names and folder names

We have created a lot folders and files that contains the "<" character. Is it possible to mass-remove these characters?
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Menu bar icon disappear

A few days ago, when I start my OS X, I see that a few key icons are gone: including the clock, WIFI, battery and various other things. I did the following: Remove the file ...
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Where is the profile picture stored on OSX? [duplicate]

I would like to know where the profile picture is stored on OSX that is created when you setup the account first.
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OS X unwanted shortcut: ⌘⌘ converted to ⌘C

As the title says, whenever I repeat the ⌘ key it triggers a copy command (just as if I pressed ⌘C). I can even see the "Edit" menu entry blinking when I do that. This happens system-wide. I checked ...
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Time Machine next backup size

Is there a way to find out what is expected size of the next Time Machine backup? My computer is backed up regularly. I turned off TM for a while and I wish to find out what is the next back up size. ...
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Why is the send icon in my email indented?

The send icon is indented. When I click on it it doesn't send. What shall I do?
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Any way to update OSX 10.4's Bash version?

I'm running Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-release (powerpc-apple-darwin8.0) on a PowerMac (non-Intel) G5. I often connect to the internet, but not as a server and I believe my version of Bash is vulnerable ...
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How to disable special character selection popup when a key is held down

There was a fix that worked with Lion in this question (defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false) but that no longer seems to work in Mavericks. Has anyone figured out how to turn off ...
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Will recompiling bash to avoid Shellshock cause more harm than good

I wasn't particularly worried about Shellshock until I learned that a malicious DHCP server may be able to exploit my DHCP client to run arbitrary code on my system. It's not clear to me whether Macs ...
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Is there anyway I can program Safari to automatically add any Wikipedia article I visit to my reading list?

Ideally in my browser would store for off-line use every webpage I visit, but since I presume there is no such at the moment, the question remains: Can I program Safari to save every page I visit (or ...
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Apps crashing on OS X Server 10.6 with segmentation fault

I am running into a strange issue on a web server running OS X Server 10.6.8. Any app I try to open ends up crashing immediately with a segmentation fault. This goes for gui apps like Safari or ...
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Programatically unlock mac locked on screensaver [/etc/pam.d/screensaver] [on hold]

I'm trying to use different strategies for unlocking my mac when the screensaver is active (and set up in such a way that password is required for unlock), depending on environment variables (such as ...
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Format usb drive (dmg is on - and show read only)

I have a problem to format/erase an usb drive with mac os x on it. It shows that drive is read only. Is there any way that I can format/erase disk to become writable?
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How can I stop windows from being resized on fast-user-switch?

I am on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I have a lat 2013 MacBook Pro running in clamshell mode with an external 27 inch Apple monitor attached to it. I am logged in with two users, A and B. When I do a ...
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Bind Ctrl+C to Copy function for eclipse on mac os x doesn't work

I'm just moving my coding work from Windows to mac os x. It's really difficult to get used to the ctrl and command key behavior at beginning. Then I tried bind ctrl + C to Copy function instead of ...
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very frequent CPU usage 100% for systemstats

I have macbook retina pro 2013 version with 16gb ram and OS X 10.9.3. This machine works just fine, except just one problem. systemstats hits 100% CPU usage very frequently, at least 6 times a day. ...
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Enable SNMP on Mac OS X

I am trying to enable SNMP version 3 with a single ready-only user on Mac OS X 10.8.5 so that I can remotely monitor the health of the computer. When I attempt a local snmpwalk, this message is ...
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Turn off dark screen when Finding (cmd+F) in safari

I use cmd+f a lot for finding on page in Safari and I find the dark overlay to make the matches standout more very annoying. Is there any way to turn that off? I've been using Chrome for the last ...
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How can I fix this CODESIGNING error?

After having successfully compiled bash and sh for OS X Mavericks our OS X Server's System Log is flooded every 2 or 3 seconds with: ... kernel[0]: CODESIGNING: rejected new signature for ...
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Internet stopped working on OS X 10.8.2

I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8.2 on it. Suddenly the browsers (Safari, Firefox and Chrome) all stopped working although the MacBook is still connected to the internet via WLAN. Funnily enough ...
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Unable to network login after AD binding (with uid/gid mapping set)

I find that when binding my Macs to our AD servers with the uid and gid mapping enabled in dsconfigad, a network user is unable to log in. With the relevant flags not set, a network user can log in ...
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Can bash be replaced entirely in OS X?

Because of CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 on OS X I was wondering: can bash be replaced entirely by another, non-affected shell (eg dash or others)?
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How to remove Kaspersky icon on menu bar?

Downloaded the Kaspersky app just for fun and to give it go. It had a trial time so when the time was up, I simply just dragged the app into the trash can and then emptied it. However, the kaspersky ...
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How to mitigate Bash risk while waiting for a patch (sans a recompile)?

This is related to How do I recompile Bash to avoid the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169?, Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug? and Are Bash, Bourne, and Korn shells compiled ...
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Process (fmfd) spamming my console with sandbox denies [on hold]

Seeing hundreds of these a second in my Mac OS X Yosemite beta console: 9/25/14 10:21:01.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: fmfd(396) deny file-read-metadata /Network 9/25/14 10:21:01.000 AM kernel[0]: ...
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rsync doesn't copy some files - failed to open /tmp files

I am trying to copy everything from one disk partition to another, so I have used: > time sudo rsync -aE --progress /Volumes/Files/ /Volumes/xxxx\ archive The copy takes almost 10 hours for ...
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What could be the reason why my Icons disppear?

So this has happened to me again, my icons from desktop and the icons on dock and launchpad have been disappeared. I'm guessing that the icon builder daemon has crashed. What should i do to get back ...
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How to make an app as default opener for particular file extension

I am making an app in python named cipherc on mac osx 10.9 This app opens a file type of extension “.secure” Now, in local system, for already present .secure file, its default file opener is some ...