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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why WiFi gets reconnected when switching network location?

When I switch Network Location via  > Location, my WiFi connection always gets disconnected then reconnected, even though the WiFi network is the same, why? Is it possible to avoid the ...
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Paintbrush cuts off clipboard image from screenshot

When taking a screenshot to the clipboard using Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4 you can add a portion of the screen to the clipboard. However, when pasting into Paintbrush with Cmd + V, it crops randomly and ...
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how to send keystrokes from command line without a long delay?

when I use osascript to send keystrokes, I am finding that there is a long delay –– at least two seconds –– and this is unacceptable. is there a way to send keystrokes that is faster than ...
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Scroll bars missing with Magic Mouse

I just purchased a wireless Magic Mouse for my Mac. There is no scrolling bar at the right of screen. How can I activate this?
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How do I add cells together on OS X numbers app

What format should the cell be? This can not be added and only gives a exclamation mark - "the formula contains a syntax error. OS X and numbers v3.5.3
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Move the beginning of HFS+ partition

What I'm trying to do is move the beginning of the partition on an external HD drive. I have an external HD drive with two HFS+ partitions on it. I want to grow the first one at expense of the second ...
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How to reset Calendar and Reminders on OS X Yosemite?

I just hit a nasty bug in Calendar.app and Reminders.app on Yosemite. For some reason, calendars also appear in Reminders.app as empty lists and reminder lists also appear in Calendar.app as empty ...
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Using mouse from OSX host on iOS device

Is it possible to use a mouse connected to OSX computer at iOS device. Assume I have a Mac Mini and iPad on same WiFi network. I have a USB mouse connected to Mac Mini. Is there an option to use this ...
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Error using pacemaker

I am following How can I tell if my Mac is keeping the clock updated properly? for synchronising my computers but when I run /usr/libexec/pacemaker -a 10 I get this error although ...
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Property to force launching in full screen

Is there any property that forces an application to start in full screen if it supports it? I noticed in ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.mycompany.myapp.savedState/windows.plist there's a key ...
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Essential Networking Commands [on hold]

I'm used to working with Linux so I like being able to do as much as possible from the comfort of my Terminal.app bash shell. So.. What are the essential networking commands & utilities ...
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Make GUIs have the same $PATH as the terminal

I have a shell script (git hook) that uses some terminal commands such as mvn, java, and possibly others. When running the script from the terminal, all is fine. When a GUI (Git Tower) uses the ...
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500GB Macbook Time Machine Question

I have the new Macbook 12 inch with 500GB, which half of the storage goes to the Windows 10 system. I wonder would 500GB Hard drive be enough for Time Machine for backup? Also, I'm thinking of the ...
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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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Xcode Zombies from the command line

I'm encountering EXC_BAD_ACCESS, and I'm not sure of the cause. I know that Xcode offers Zombies, but when I try instruments t="Zombies" my_program_name it doesn't seem to raise the appropriate ...
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Remotely manage Gatekeeper

I've been searching high and low for some service that will do this. Looking for something that can be installed on multiple machines, that has a nice dashboard that can tell me at the very least ...
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How to extract files from a broken non-bootable OS X without reinstalling OS X?

What can I download/install onto a USB drive, have it boot off that USB drive and then copy the files I need to another USB flash drive? The error message I get when booting is "Missing Operating ...
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Launchd Applescript Timeout Error

On Yosemite 10.10.5, I have an Apples Script application that runs and completes as desired under 2 of 3 conditions. The application is set to launch, by launchd plist 3 times per day at 7:05am, ...
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Can you customize dock icons and labels?

I have several virtual machines shortcutted on my dock. By default these are all named "VirtualBoxVM" and have the same icon, it's difficult for me to tell them apart. I'd like to give them all at ...
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Open application several times in OS X

I am developing OS X version of multi-platform application. In Windows I can start several instances of application by just opening exe file several times. I noticed that in OS X when I open my app ...
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Macbook air won't show main harddisc

My macbook air won't show the main harddrive. I have tried to clean it by deleting the disc, but now it won't show up when i wan't to reinstall OS X. I have tried to go to disc utility, but i won't ...
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How do I change the appearance of the window that has focus?

I find that I frequently close the wrong window or app by accident, because I think that (for example) the Browser window I am looking at has the focus, when in fact another app, such as iTerm really ...
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Notifications widgets not updating

I have a problem with Notifications widget. I can't receive an update for the widget. (I enable only 1 Stock widget now). There is crash: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uz4iftfbbcmd9gi/crash.txt?dl=0 ...
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Where are iWork templates saved?

I'm using iWork (specifically Pages 5.5.3) and I can't find the templates I created for this anywhere on the HD. Library > Application Support > iWork > Pages > Templates > My Templates Only shows ...
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where to find the verification email after you make an apple id on mac

I have setup an a new mail account on iCloud. After creating new account I was asked to 'click on the verification mail sent to verify your email', but they don't let me open my email unless I verify ...
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Unable to repair hard drive - due to volume assignment problem?

Disk utility and fsck [terminal] both agree that there is problem with my HD. I am curious if someone can help me figure out how I can deal with the problem. Terminal - Normal Mode MacBook-Pro:~ ...
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External hard disk not showing up on finder and can't be verified in Disk Utility

My Mac suddendly restarted and now the external hard disk I normally use for Time Machine backups is not working anymore. When I plug it in, it doesn't appear on finder and while it appears in the ...
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Why won't USB Mount to Desktop?

I have a Mac. I plugged in a USB stick and I realized that I couldn't find the USB in my Desktop folder through the command-line. Turns out USB is mounted to ~/Volumes. If there's an USB icon on the ...
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Some files from Google products (preferably Chrome browser) appearing at random places

I have Google Chrome browser installed on My MacBook Air 13". I found few files from Google products in /Library and ~/Library. Found com.google.keystone.daemon.plist under /Library/LaunchDaemons/ ...
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RAID + FileVault and startup partition

From this answer: Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? I learnt that it is possible to have RAID and FileVault together. However it seem that the solution is for a separate data volume not ...
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How do I Change Force Touch “taptic” or haptic feedback on MacBook Pro?

I love my new MBP Retina but I would like to change the amount the Force Touch vibrates. I know there are the settings called Light, Medium and Firm to change not only the amount it vibrates but also ...
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How long to hold key combinations when booting mac

I can't believe no one has ever asked this, but I can't seem to find it: How long should you hold down key combinations, such as Command + S, while your Mac is booting? I can get this iMac to boot ...
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Is there a way to see the automator script in text?

If i create some type of workflow on Automator, can I see the script in plain text? For example, maybe get the script and push it out through Apple Remote Desktop to a remote computer?
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External Harddrive Permissions Changed / No Access

my external harddrive permissions have suddenly changed. I am getting mount errors in Disk Utility when I try to verify the disk. When I Get Info for the drive in question, it states that I have "NO ...
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Move Certificates from Server to Remote Computer (MACS)

So I am trying to push a certificate from a location (server) onto a remote mac computer so that then I can run a script that installs the certificates onto keychain and installs the application. Do ...
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Unset iTerm as the https:// handler

I made iTerm the default handler for a number of protocols that it doesn't know how to handle. How can I unset these protocols? And how can I set them to be handled by Chrome? So far I have tried ...
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Safari 'Download' Icons are stuck showing incomplete

Here is an image of what I am talking about I have two 'download in progress' icons in my Safari window that won't go away. They two 'download in progress' icons are not clickable either. There ...
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How to direct an app to use a specific Java version?

I got an Java application that does run under Java 1.8 without problems when I start its JAR directly. However on my Mac the JAR is wrapped within an app that demands me to install Java 1.6 -- which I ...
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Migrating local accounts to locally stored network account

We have local users running on stock MacBooks, but it's time to move up and start managing things. Active Directory accounts are created for all users, and OSX Server is pushing the AD config ...
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Console Message: “kernel: Sandbox: net.conceited.Ru System Policy: deny(1) mach-priv-task-port 391”

I'm getting about 50 messages like the following on the console every second. 01/09/15 17:50:32,000 kernel[0] Sandbox: net.conceited.Ru(295) System Policy: deny(1) mach-priv-task-port 402 ...
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File modify date is not updated in Finder file properties

I have a video capture of a strange behavior: File prior to editing: Edited at 5:15PM using TextEdit In Finder I see the file with strange rename, and Modified date value is not updated, nor does ...
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Kali Linux auto boot

I have just installed Kali Linux in a separate partition of an iMac with wireless keyboard and mouse and with rEFInd. When I turn on the Mac it boots into Kali Linux automatically and doesn't ...
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Left shift and alt are stuck together

My left shift and left alt seem to be stuck together, as in when I press one the system acts as both were pressed (the keyboard viewer shows both pressed as well). It only happens with the built-in ...
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Disable Yosemite 'Today View' but keep notifications

Is it possible to disable the 'Today View' inside the notification center but keep the notifications view or vice versa? I find the 2 views to be very awkward and mostly only need the notification ...
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TextEdit keeps crashing

I am using TextEdit to edit some tcl files. periodically, or even frequently, but not always, when I go to save the file, I get a spinning beach ball. I tried launching text-edit via the command-line, ...
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How to run Continuity Activation Tool from Recovery HD's command line?

I use Continuity Activation Tool to enable Continuity on my early-2011 13" MBP with an upgraded AirPort card. However, El Capitan's Rootless feature has forced me to use a modded version of CAT that ...
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How to read and understand kernel reports?

When trying to troubleshoot kernel panics and I look at a log, I see these: 0xffffff821bd9b510 : 0xffffff802fd2bda1 I would like to know if there is any possible way of reading these, or ...
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Terminal: command to show application folder

I recently discovered that I can open application from Terminal like this: $ open -a TextEdit Is there any command that would just show the application folder instead of opening it? Such that I ...
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Permissions sharing between MySQL and myself in Yosemite

I would like to have full access (read/write) on everything in the MySQL data directory (/usr/local/mysql/data). Then an application running as "me" could create/edit/delete every data. I tried to ...
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Audio playback randomly causes kernel_task to consume 300% CPU

Issue started when I was dragging a seek bar in iTunes and suddenly, I heard a bad click noise and volume icon went grey and there was no sound. Kernel_task showed 200 - 500 % CPU usage. First time I ...