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 has OS X's Photos app determined people's names under the 'Faces' album?

It has determined a number of faces (as you would expect from any facial recognition software) but it has also figured out the names, despite me never having entered any
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Mac - switch all desktops at once

I can use Ctrl ⌃ and the left/right arrows to switch individual desktops on a multiscreen system but can you switch all of them at once?
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Oracle's Java 1.8 appears to not actually install itself

I have searched for answers this problem, but nobody seems to have such a basic problem as I have. I have Java 1.7 installed and tried to install 1.8 - both through the Java control panel and manually ...
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Is there a maximum number of files supported/recommended in Photos.app?

With the new OS X Photos app released in OS X 10.10.3, is there a hard limit to the maximum number of files (either photos or videos) that the app will support? Or is there a limit to the maximum size ...
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Send webpage from Mac to iOS using Handoff

I use Chrome on my desktop and Safari on my iPhone and iPad. I have Handoff already set up on my devices so that when I am browsing on iOS, I get the dock icon on my Mac and can open the page in ...
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/etc/resolver: TLD itself not resolved by custom resolver

I'm using the /etc/resolver technique for a dev domain as explained in some blog posts around the web (like this one). I used this technique previously on 10.9, but on my new Yosemite there seems to ...
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Java 8u45 installation unable to locate a Java runtime to invoke

I've downloaded and installed Java JDK 8u45 for OS X 10.10.1 and after the installation has completed (successfully), java -version produces the following: Unable to locate a Java Runtime to ...
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How to connect dualshock3 (PS3) controller when it cannot be found

I want to connect my PS3 controller to my MBP 2015 however my MBP does not seem to detect that it is there, or at least I cannot view it in the menu. Does anyone know how to solve this? If it helps ...
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I cannot sign in to App Store with my Apple ID

I created a new Apple ID and verified it. In the App Store, when I want to update or upgrade my OS X, it is asking me to sign in to download. I try to sign in but I cannot — there is no error or ...
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How to: Automator, launch an app, as if I dragged n dropped file on App's dock icon?

Using automator, I know how to "Launch an App". I would like to know how to "Launch an App in a specific way". The app I want to launch, acts differently depending how its launched. If one: clicks ...
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Quickly rearrange Finder icons without sorting

How to arrange the icons in Finder to the topleft, i.e. to fill in the holes, without changing the order? The button "Clean up" does no work because the icons are already in grids. The "Clean up by" ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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Animated .gif files are not working after upgrade to OS X 10.10.3 using Apple Mail v8.2

After upgrade to OS X 10.10.3, I am unable to use animated emoticons in mail. These items are listed in Photos but will not move when inserted into mail. All worked properly prior to upgrade which ...
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Quit shortcut not working

I programmed text-to-speech Mac tool to start with CMD+Q but then changed to ALT+ESC. Seems ALT+ESC and CDM+Q are working at this moment to do this, what it would be imposible in theory since I ...
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Close window without closing application

How to close a window without the application quitting? does not address my question, strangely. I don't want to hide the application windows like Cmd+h does, and Option+click didn't actually do ...
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I want to backup my Mac partition, including the OS, so that I can use the backup to restore my hard drive to its current state

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu (14.04) of my Mac running OS X 10.10.3. I want to make sure that I can use my backup to fix any issues I might have dual-booting. I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, ...
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Different Volume Level for Headsets and Headphones over Combo Jack

I have the Sony MDRX10. When I use the cable with the mic, I get lower volume level and distortions at max volume but when I use the headphone only cable, I get much better volume control. I tried ...
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How to make inactive when I close application window by Command + w

When I open an Excel file from Finder and close the Excel window by Command+w. The active window remain Excel. Is there a way to make Finder active window when I close Excel? If I close the Excel ...
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Photo wrong thumbnail

In the Finder of my mac, it often happens that some photos in a folder are displaying wrong previews. The set of photos which have this problem is random and unpredictable: sometimes among 10 photos ...
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What could cause my password to become incorrect?

My MacBook Pro (Late 2013) running Yosemite (10.10.3) seems to have decided my password is incorrect and fails to log me in. I have managed to change the password via my Apple ID but I'm concerned ...
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How do I keep an ssh tunnel alive using launchd?

I would like to keep an ssh tunnel alive. Below is my launch agent plist file but it only keeps the tunnel up for a day or two at the most. I'm using OS X 10.10.3. <?xml version="1.0" ...
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How do you control the security of Firefox browser in Yosemite to run educational Java app?

I am trying to run the following Java applet in the following web page: http://artint.info/demos/rl/q.html However, Firefox is blocking it due to a security issue. Not sure if it's an Apple issue ...
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Stocks widget will not let me add new stock

I'm trying to add new stocks to my stock widget but it won't let me do so. It validates the symbol and then does nothing. I have to remove a current stock and then only will it let me add a new one. ...
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OS X Mail.app drops leading whitespaces

Mail app drops leading whitespaces while saving mail as plain text. How can I change this behaviour?
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Thawte SSL certificate issues after security update 2015-004

After upgrading my Mac to Security update 2015-004 I started experiencing issues on website that use Thawte SSL certificate and with mandrillapp SMTP which as well use Thawte certificate. I'm running ...
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Use complete PC keyboard when plugged into a VMWare' OS X virtual machine

In Windows, Ive made in VMWare Workstation 10 a virtual machine running OS X 10.10 I obviously have a standard spanish Windows keyboard plugged in. No matter how I configure it, there are keys I ...
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Chrome graphical glitches in Yosemite

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (4,1) that has had the "unofficial" 5,1 firmware update applied (to enable additional CPU support), CPUs upgraded to dual 3.46 GHz 6-core Xeons and GPU replaced with an AMD ...
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Cannot access user files with root using osxfuse

I mounted external server via sshfs root@example.com but I cannot access user files (ie someuser:somegroup) that have no permissions set for other (ie drwx--x--x. 17 graphica:graphica foldername). ...
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How do I set my computer to restart in the last operating system

I swear when I first installed windows on a partition of my Mac HD my computer would restart in the last operating system used. By that I mean that if I hit restart whilst in Windows, my computer ...
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Internal microphone not working (Retina Macbook pro late 2013)

My internal microphone is not working. It picks up sound only when i flick the outer microphone location. When I plug a headphone with a microphone, there is no problem. I took it to the genius bar ...
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No menu bar or dock on OSX 10.10 after installing rEFInd and Ubuntu

Umm, yeah. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. See, I needed Linux for software development, and the obvious choice (while some might argue) was Ubuntu. So I installed it as dual-boot with OSX ...
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Long text-drag delay

Dragging text used to be instant. Now, especially after an application’s been open a few minutes, it takes forever from the time I press the mouse button on text until I can drag it. (If I try to drag ...
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How do I restore icons in Finder?

So yesterday I tried opening one of my apps an the Dock just froze completely. I tried every tip I could find online like Command+Option+Escape and killall -KILL Dock, but nothing fixed it. I was ...
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How to find rt.jar file?

My virus scanner (Sophos) showed that it was scanning a file named rt.jar plus several other .jar files. I was a little bit surprised because I didn't think that Java was installed. Yet, when I ...
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Multiple finder preference plists in mavericks

Ive had a very sluggish finder recently in my Mid 2012 MBP 16gb 2.6ghz i7. Looking online i found that deleting the finder preference can solve the issue, but when i went to the preference folder to ...
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Command and Option keys not working on one keyboard (not hardware)

I am using a PC keyboard on my Mac. Today, it stopped recognizing the Command and Option keys. This likely happened because I experimented with Karabiner and Yosemite Modifier Keys yesterday. I have ...
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How do I turn off automatic downloads and updates?

I don't see any options for deactivating automatic downloads for OS X and individual apps in the App Store app.
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How to add watermark to all video files in a folder? (Mac, mencoder, terminal)

Is there a way to add watermark to all (mp4) video files in a folder. I have like 1000 videos in one folder and It'll take a long time to change one by one manually - so, maybe, there is some kind of ...
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Where does Photos.app store its library and files?

I switched from iPhoto to Photos and now one feature that was important to me is missing: "Show referenced files in Finder". For example, that feature was useful to me for selective sharing. Also for ...
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Document Container vs Folder Name

Please refer to the Mac OSX search attributes mentioned below. Any idea what's the difference between "Document Container" and "Folder Name"? Also what's the expected value of "Containing Folder ...
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OS X terminal “open” command and keeping focus on the command line

I appreciate the "open" terminal command to launch OS X apps. When invoking the open command for any purpose, it is overwhelmingly likely that I will have at least one other command I would like to ...
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Do my original photos move to iCloud if imported to Photos?

I have a large collection of photos (80Gb) stored on my Macbook and I've imported them to Photos, these are now available through Photos on my other devices with the same iCloud account. Does Apple ...
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Flashing question mark when I start my Mac

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204323 I tried everything in here didn't work. I am using a 13" macbookpro retina, latest OS. Stuff I did that might have cause this: I updated 3 apps 1 of them ...
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as of 4/2015 OS X Kindle App: Where are the books located?

After I updated my Kindle for Mac app 2 mos. ago I can no longer find the azw book files on my Mac to convert them so I can read them on my KOBO ereader. I use to find them in a My Kindle Content file ...
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USB Drive Will Not Mount, Not Listed in Disk Utilities, but Found In System Profiler

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go drive with the optional docking station. I use it to keep files that I don't access on a regular basis and as a place to do "quick backups" of things like my Paperless ...
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Can't scan but can print with Canon PIXMA MG5500

I have a Canon PIXMA MG5500 and a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.3 The printer and scanner are supposed to be wireless and I have no problems with the printer but when I try to use the scanner it just ...
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Paste To Match Style App Shortcut

I have to copy and paste a lot of stuff and it bugs me when the formatting is copied over, In pages there's a way to paste using the destination formatting but the keyboard shortcut is 4 keys long ...
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How to disable emoji I see sometimes while browsing?

Some time ago I saw emoji in my Google Plus and thought, that it is another crappy update, but seems like is it Mac OS who place them instead of text. How to turn them off? Mac OS X 10.9.4 Or is ...
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Set Default App For Everything That Doesn't Have A Default

Is it possible to set a default open application if none is found on the system. For example if I have a .mp3 file, still let that open with iTunes but if i've got a random unknown .abcdefg file make ...
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How am I able to export all of my applications' names on my Mac into a CSV or TXT file?

How am I able to export all of my applications' names on my Mac into a CSV or TXT file? I am currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.