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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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 ...
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Zabbix agent installation

On the Zabbix website it says Mac OS X agent is supported, however, I do not see a download link available. Does anyone know how to install the agent on OS X? Here is a link to the list of supported ...
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Problem after cloning a Mac with dual boot

I bought an SSD to upgrade my MacBookPro (late 2011) and have cloned the HDD with CloneZilla. I have dual boot with OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 Pro. However, now on the SSD, I can't boot into the ...
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Video files organizer for mac

I'm looking for an app to organize my video files (movies, series, etc.) much like iTunes does with music. I'd like it to have series support (separating seasons and ordering episodes) and to have an ...
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Yosemite to AFP Ubuntu server connection freezes (UBUNTU CNID dbase error)

I have problems with Yosemite network connections to ubuntu server. Connection working for a while and freez after one minute or little more. This is big 3 TB server for work, with lot of files like ...
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AsciiDoc viewer for Mac OS X

Is there an AsciiDoc viewer for Mac OS X? Preferably one that views the document live, much like MacDown for markdown documents. There’s nothing on the App Store, and I’ve done rounds of the search ...
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How to backup photos app on Mac?

I used to use iPhoto but then Apple scrapped it and introduced Photos app. Earlier to backup my library I would copy the iphoto library to external hard disk, but after this new introduction I have ...
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Compiling multiple files in a project using schemes [on hold]

How to use schemes to compile multiple c++ files (each having main inside) inside a project. Is the answer here the only solution to compile the projects by building new targets?
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Docbook Viewer for OS X

Is there a docbook viewer for OS X? I don’t mean an editor, just something to view the output. I know that there is no standard format, but something that looks like formatted output rather than XML ...
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Need an OSX cd to reset admin password

Issue - father in-law has alzheimers (early but impacting) Wants files from Apple laptop and can't remember password(s) Shop who set it up for him wants $$$s to unlock and reset and I said what a lot ...
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Some task get cancelled when i use number pad for entering numbers

I have observed a strange behavior with my mac system, In some certain tasks when I use number pad for entering numbers, then task gets cancelled and the window in which I am entering numbers get ...
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Disable dialog on each restart

I use Logitech G700s mouse on my Mac with its Logitech Gaming Software which configures mouse buttons and their actions for specific applications. I setup it and all works fine. But one thing bothers ...
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Launchctl List - Screen Sharing Process Running While Disabled?

Below is my list of active processes as produced by the launchctl list command in terminal. I'm not messing with those processes, but I am studying them to learn more about how OS X works. The ...
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OSX 10.4.11 Intel Macbook pro

I am using Camino on OSX 10.4.11, this combination still works well. I am able to use yahoo mail and youtube. I get constant requests to update Flash player. There does not appear to be an ...
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Change in sleep behaviour on MacBook Pro and ignoring settings on Yosemite

Recently (possibly since the 10.10.5 upgrade, but not sure) my MacBook Pro mid 2012 changed its sleeping behavior and I cannot seem to restore it. For years, I used a 48 hour hibernate delay ...
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Display sleep is lower than systemsleep, but I still get this error: Display sleep should have a lower timeout than system sleep

The error I am getting does not seem right. My sleep is set to 10, disksleep too, and display sleep is set to 2. Still it says display must be lower than systemsleep. See below: ~/$ pmset -g Active ...
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Macbook pro will not connect to wifi?

I have a Macbook pro late 2011. It has always been connected to the same wifi and never had any problems. I updated to Yosemite and now my wifi goes off all the time. Most of the time when I the in ...
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Finder preview by file type in different views

I've investigated when will the Finder show a preview of some file and when it will only show a partial preview. For example, txt files are only read 204KB and displayed partially. png always has a ...
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OS X 10.10.5 - root user suddenly activated

As far as I know, the root-user is deactivated by default in OS X. And I remember trying the command "su" some time (a few weeks) ago and it stated something like "su: sorry" which it should state. I ...
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Where does OS X store USB mouse plist?

I've found that often when you are experiencing trouble with a peripheral, deleting the plist file can often fix the problem. My USB mouse has been sticking/freezing for a second at a time lately. ...
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Have OSX Launch Applicaiton on restart?

This may seem like a odd question since most people would want to know how to start a program on boot. I was wondering if there is a way to have OSX launch an application when the restart button is ...
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How to install Windows on a MacBook without Bootcamp?

Recently my Mac got erased while trying to format the partiton. So i was trying to install windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro. I can't use Bootcamp as there is no OS X in my Mac. The Internet Recovery is ...
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Application Support directory, some apps are using tons of space!

After running out of space multiple times, I started researching and putting a strategy to permanently fix this issue. In the end I found that Application Support is an important directory for most ...
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How to migrate an OS X guest VM to a physical machine?

I am running OS X Yosemite, and Parallels 10. I have a guest VM running OS X Yosemite. I would like to migrate the guest VM to a physical machine. Is this possible? The reason is that the guest vm is ...
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How to install RGtk2 on OS X 10.10.5?

I am trying to install RGtk2. I have installed GTK+ and XQuartz with Homebrew: $ brew cask install xquartz Warning: A Cask for xquartz is already installed. Add the "--force" option to force ...
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GitSupport.sh permanently running, apparently hangs

I have a niggling process that sometimes runs persistently, somewhat randomly, and sometimes cannot be cancelled. In the screenshot, there are three processes of the same running simultaneously. I'm ...
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Google Photos Backup creates large Pictures/GPBackup folder

I installed Google Photos Backups on OSX (Mavericks). It created a /Users/rob/Pictures/GPBackup folder that is 10 gig in size, and it looks like it has copies of all my photos and movies. I don't ...
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Having trouble with file sharing between two Macs

Due to slow Internet I have two Mac mini's on two different networks and moving data between these two Macs have been a problem for me as disabling my hard drive and moving it to the other Mac is ...
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SecurityAgent Password not getting filled via AppleScript 10.11 El Capitan

My AppleScript no longer seems to work in 10.11. I put quite a few debug statements in my script and it doesn't seem like the script continues to run after the dialog appears. Does anyone have a ...
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No commands installed from pip work in Terminal

I've been learning python and tried to install pep8, restviewer and other command line apps but when i try to run them, it shows a command not found error. -bash: restview: command not found I've ...
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Control Arrow Keyboard Shortcuts in PyCharm

According to the PyCharm Keymap for Mac, Control + Up Arrow and Control + Down Arrow are used to navigate between the previous and next methods. OSX of course uses these key combos for (Control + ...
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How do I restore missing menu extras (clock, wi-fi, etc)?

When I log in to Mac OS X (10.10.5) I sometimes find that most of my menu extras are missing (clock, wi-fi, sound, bluetooth, etc.). If I logout and login, they almost always come back, but this takes ...
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Wineskin - Problem with launching java programs

I am trying to launch a Java program that needs JRE 8. I tried installing it onto my wrapper with the installer, but it showed a message in the style of "Oops, no new executables found, maybe the ...
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How does codesign and signing of profiles on os x work?

At the moment I am messing around with OS X profile manager and configuration profiles in general. I like the idea of being able to push settings to clients and I'd like to use it for my customers. ...
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Reduce transparency and Lock-screen Background

I'm running El captain public beta but I think this also applies to macs running Yosemite. I really like the look of the reduce transparency + increase contrast in Yosemite/El Captain. Unfortunately ...
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How to make a bootable external hard drive and boot up a Mac?

I have an iMac 27 inch, and one summer the room temperature was up to 40C, and I came home that day, and the hard drive was really slow. I then rebooted the machine and it took something like 8 ...
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How to update OS X using dmg

I have multiple Macs and I want to update all those macs using a dmg file. From where I can get the dmg file.And how to update if the minor version difference is more than one. i.e. from 10.10.1 to ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from resetting the software update download every time i resume it?

I've had this problem before too but I couldn't find a concrete resolution. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 with the latest version being 10.10.5. Since I've had some wireless connectivity issues with ...
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External disk as system volume on different macs password issue

I have few macs (office, home, macbook) and decided to use external disk as system boot volume (thunderbolt) for convenience purposes (web development, macports, etc, very hard to maintain same ...
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How to get current user SID in Mac OS X

For my application purpose, I want to get the user information from Active Directory. Especially I want to get current user SID and user account domain SID. Can anyone tell me some way to get this ...
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Edit Table of Contents in Preview?

In Preview, is there a way to change/edit the names of links in the Table of Contents of a pdf? Thanks in advance!
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.bash_profile is not working unless sourcing it manually

I got a new machine (yosemite osx), and I am trying to set it up. I have created .bash_profile, but unfortunately it doesn't work. Even if I log back in or restart the machine, and open terminal ...
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iMac cleanup: can I delete these files?

Using Omni Disk Sweeper, I have listed the very heavy files in my computer in order to, if possible, delete them and free up some space. Of course, I am not going to risk tampering with my system ...
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How can I keep my Mac from restarting?

I'm about to download a 1TB collection of files. It'll take about 7 days. I want to make sure that my computer doesn't shut down or restart while the download is happening.
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from starting up automatically

So I am currently running: OS X 10.10.5 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.1.04011 I boot up my laptop and AnyConnect is running. I go into Preferences...Users & Groups and remove ...