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 there is doubled name in Photos app when I search to name faces?

The image below represents what I mean: However inside my contacts there is one contact with Bartłomiej Semańczyk on the list below, there is two of them. How to remove repeated options on the list ...
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Lock Screen from Command Line? [duplicate]

I have activated the Keychain Menu Bar icon so I can relatively easily click Lock Screen to lock the screen of my MacBook. Is there a way to do this with a shortcut or via the command line? I know you ...
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How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know?

How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know? I have 10 Firefoxes in my Dock with 10 different profiles, and sometimes I'm lost - I'm not sure ...
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MBP 2011 OS X installation bug

I have a MBP 2011 that had OS X 10.6.8 and worked perfectly. Well, I tried to upgrade it to the new 10.10 and it doesnt work anymore. During the installation process, the "file system verify or repair ...
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Determine when OS X was installed?

I am going to be reinstalling OS X and I was wondering if there was a method for determining when the base (OS X 10.6) Operating System was installed?
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Accidentally created user with duplicate UID. How to fix?

I accidentally created a user with a duplicate UID. I need advice on how to fix this predicament. As you can see, running dscl shows two users with the same uid: dscl . -list /Users uid | sort -nrk ...
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Reinstall Mac OS issue

I got Yosemite 10.10, now I want to use reinstall option from recovery menu. I hold cmd+r and see this screen: I pick Disk Utility to check if I have disk Then I close Disk Utility and open ...
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How to disable face detection in Photos for OS X

I don't like the feature that automatically detects faces in Photos for OS X because of the unnecessary CPU and disk space consumption. A photo library of 360 MB generated 50 MB of face detection data ...
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OSX Yosemite - Photos -

I liked that the events showed only thumbnail images on iPhoto and if i wanted to open a particular event then i got to see all the images from that day. In the new photos it just shows albums and all ...
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How do I find and remove compilers on my Mac?

Some time ago, I installed Python, LaTeX, C, Perl, Fortran, etc. on my Mac for some college work. I think I used Homebrew to install at least some of them. Now I am not sure how to remove them as I ...
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Mac book won't run osx

I use Yosemite and after I hard restart it I can boot back again, so after select user and enter password in 1 min mac shows me gray locked screen. I don't care about osx, but I need to copied my ...
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How to turn off multiple all day Calendar notifications?

In Calendar for all-day events OSX shows notifications every hour on the day BEFORE the event AND on the day of the event. How can I leave just one notification for all-day events? In Calendar ...
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Photos for OS X: How to generate album automatically at import

In iPhoto I relied heavily on the events feature. I had about 100 events. In Photos for OS X I'm totally ok with the new albums that replaces events somehow. But I am looking to automatically create ...
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Preinstalled audio, photo and video data size

Have recently purchased new MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 (128 GB) and noticed that "About my Mac" displays 1.31 Gb Audio, 750 Mb photo and 410 Mb Films. Does it mean that someone else stored this data on the ...
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Can't Delete iTunes Content

I have a MacBook Pro running the latest version of Yosemite and the most up to date version of iTunes. When opening iTunes up it shows that I have 6 songs, I've tried to delete these songs multiple ...
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Power_On_Hours and 'ac -p' differ

Have recently purchased new MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 (128 GB) and noticed that there is an 9.5 hours difference between ac -p command result and "Power_On_Hours" S.M.A.R.T. value. Does it mean that the ...
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On Mac OSX Yosemite why does my computer download 500MB every day whether I am using it or not?

I have Mac OSX Yosemite, 10.10.1 and halfway through last month my computer decided to download about 500MB every day. I even quit all programs and it still downloaded 447MB. I am seeing this number ...
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AppStore formatting is broken

My Macbook, Version 10.9.5 Build 13F1077, AppStore is somehow broken. It's like the formatting of it is broken. See attached image. Any idea's about what happened or how to troubleshoot or fix?
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OSX Yosemite want show desktop

So I got some freeze issue and beach ball indicator was appeared for me. So I was watching rotation of it during ten minutes and then hard reset my mac. So did because I can't click any buttons or ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used: cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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iTunes keeps opening

I'm using OS X 10.10 and my iTunes (version 12.1.2.x) keeps opening. the only behavior pattern I could observe seemed really bizarre - It would open when I would click in my Firefox window. I retested ...
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VMB (Vodafone Mobile Broadband) without Java

I have a VMB key that I use with a SIM card to connect my MacBook to the Internet while mobile. Recently I've formatted my Mac and I decided to avoid installing Java. No problem until I tried to ...
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How do I specify placement of email signatures in Outlook for Mac 2011?

I cannot seem to find a way to set my automatic signature to be placed inline with my replies - that is, above the conversation thread and NOT at the bottom of the entire thread. It just doesn't make ...
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Rebooting a Mac with a frozen application

I have just realized I do not know how OS X manages applications. Today Google Chrome froze on my OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. After it froze, I simply quit it using "Force quit". I have even sent a report ...
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Does Mac keeps a history of all actions I have done with files/folders similar to terminal?

2 days ago I accidentally deleted my work folder which include many projects aI have worked on them for last 2 weeks and I didn't packed them up at all. I used Dr.Cleaner to clean up "un-wanted" ...
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Is it possible to tilt pdf in Preview?

as you know we mostly forgot pdf applications other than Preview, yet it may not came handy for every task. I have scanned some documents recently and need to tilt them only a few degrees right or ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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grepping /Library and “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to clean up remnants of an application that was removed: $ sudo grep -R "iNet Network" /Library ... grep: ...
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Is there a way to connect to office VPN using parallels (windows) but surf on host Mac OS X?

My office VPN called Juniper does not gets installed on Mac OS X. I am using Parallels to run guest Windows on my macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. I don't know what I am asking, and if it is even ...
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Little Snitch Global rule not working

I have a little snitch rule effective in all profiles to allow any process to connect to *.apple.com Why do I keep getting request for applications to connect to apple.com? Here are 4 different ...
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Is there a way to color parts of the man pages on the terminal?

I would like to color some parts of the output of the command man, specifically I would like to be able to change the color of the most important things, for example the options or the first ...
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New Pro can not create netboot set in deploystudio

I tried creating new DeployStudio NetBoot Set. For some reason after it starts creating it, I get the error "DeployStudio NetBoot set Creation Failed! An error occurred while trying to create the ...
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troubleshooting Finder (and disk access?) speeds — Dropbox extension problems?

I am on Yosemite 10.10.3, though in the public beta program (which now is in sync with releases). I am also in the Dropbox beta, now on 3.5.58, for what it's worth. File access is curiously slow now. ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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Bluetooth does not appear on System Profiler on Apple MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.0 15" Early 2011

Bluetooth won't appear on the list on the System Profiler nor can it be activated via System Preferences on Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Early 2011. I can't load the bluetooth preference ...
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Disable Safari in OS X

How do I disable Safari in OS X? The desired effect is the same as in iOS: in iOS, you can easily disable Safari through the Restrictions settings, and the app just hides but is not uninstalled. You ...
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Graphics distorted while using Spaces in OSX 10.10.3

Since I have upgraded to OSX 10.10.3 I started getting graphics hang up in Spaces. I've never had this problem before the upgrade. I'm on a MacBook Pro (mid-2012). I have four Spaces and I've ...
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MacBook Pro 2005: system preferences/ group & preferences and parental control/ guest user

I have a MacBook Pro 2005 version, I know its outdated and unsupported but I downloaded a torrent that will update it to 10.7.5 so I did that at first I didn't have the guest user but when I enabled ...
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Stickies App Stopped Remembering Note Position

I'm in OSX 10.10.2 and like to use Stickies (as a quick text dump before moving on). I have perhaps 100 notes and everything was fine until recently when the app stopped remembering the position I had ...
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How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly

I work in folders on a shared drive on a mostly-Windows office network. I keep these in the "favourites" bar in Finder for easy access. Most of my working days start like this: I open Finder, and ...
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Mac equivalent of Ctrl + Space to select an item on a list

I want to select non-consecutive items on a list, without using a mouse/trackpad - there should be no clicks involved. In Windows and Linux (at least Ubuntu) an item can be selected using Space/ ...
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OSX partition failed

I stumbled upon errors when I tried to partition my HD for an ubuntu partition. First it kept saying Partition Failed: Filesystem Verification failed That problem did disappear after a while. Probably ...
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Bluetooth Headset won't stay paired after restart

I have a Macbook Pro early 2011 running on Yosemite with all updates installed. I have a bluetooth headset which I pair with my mac, it works all good until I shutdown and re-boot my mac. I will no ...
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generic approach to finding the correct name to run an app from the command line

Whenever I am not in a browser or in my text editor, most of my time on my mac is spent on the terminal. What's a quick, generic way to figure out how to run a gui program from the bash shell? It ...
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Desktop displaying the titles of my minimized windows

I am using a MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.1 Just recently I have started seeing the titles of my minimized windows listed on my desktop. The problem is the text bleeds through to other opened ...
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File creator process(virus) [on hold]

Recently I've discovered file ph.exe in one of my Mac folders that I didn't create. Virus total detects it as trojan I'm very surprised since I don't use any pirated software. My goal is to detect ...
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Mouse not working correctly on Mac login screen

For some reason when my mac is at the login screen, moving my external USB mouse will cause the cursor to only move up and down. Once I am logged in, the mouse functions normally. Does anyone know the ...
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iCloud Calendar sync error 400 on OS X 10.10.2

I've been using Calendar with iCloud for a long while without any problems. Now, I have a permanent error displayed in Calendar: The request for account “iCloud” failed. The server responded ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Flickr backup/sync with new OS X Photos app

Searching for a solution how to use the 1 TB free flickr storage to sync my photo library. I use the new Apple OS X Photos app and don't want to sync with iCloud (just 5GB free storage).