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 to ignore faces permanently in iPhoto?

How to tell iPhoto to ignore the specific faces permanently if I want to ignore some. When i click close button it doesn't work, because the next time when i find faces, THE SAME faces appear again. ...
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Using an iMac as a secondary monitor

I have an early 2009 iMac (The last one that was 24 inches) and a Macbook Pro from work. Occasionally I work from home and would like to use my iMac as a second monitor with the Macbook. Is this ...
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After erasing 200 GB I need to repair it using the Recovery HD

I was cleaning my macbookpro, erasing all unused files i had on it, after that I decided to erase the free space, so i will have all my files organized and cleaned the "used space", after that I ...
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Is there a way to install a Yosemite theme on mavericks? Without Flavours?

I have Mavericks on my mac and I want to make it look like Yosemite. Is there an alternative to Flavours (my trial period is running out) that will allow me to install a Yosemite theme for FREE? I ...
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Automatic conversion between .ps to .pdf upon download onto Mac OSX?

Is there any way to convert .ps to .pdf every time automatically as a .ps is downloaded onto a Mac machine? (Using Mountain Lion 10.8) can Automator perform this task? convert and then delete the ...
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Automate Continuity reactivation post-update?

I've got an early 2011 MBP with an upgraded AirPort card. I know that one has to jump through kext- and Terminal-based hoops to enable Continuity, but I also know that Continuity Activation Tool does ...
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Terminal command not found [duplicate]

So I was going thru RoR tutorial, installed heroku, heroku toolbelt. I got an error message from Heroku to update to newvest Git for safety reasons. I tried that with installer but heroku version ...
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Mac preventing loading Java site

I am trying to administer my Western Digital MyBookLife home network drive, using the Java based admin console provided by WD. The console is a web application served up from the drive itself. ...
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Two login accounts, admin account password unable to login

I made the mistake of making two accounts- admin account and standard account after upgrading to Yosemite beta 10.10.1. (The reason? I read that it would be "preferable" to set this up because of the ...
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How do you enter binary numbers in OS X Calculator?

I'm using Calculator on Mac OS X 10.7.5. I switched it to the "Programmer" view, and the upper right only has "8", "10", and "16" buttons, which means it only allows you to enter octal, decimal, and ...
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ios development in windows [duplicate]

I have HP-2000-Notebook Pavilion series with windows on it. More my notebook doesn't support visualization technology. I want to develop and iOS app in objective c. Is there any alternative that ...
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Problem in opening downloaded application

I downloaded an application from internet but it won't open even after I changed the system preferences. When i am trying to open the downloaded app it is saying that "This application can't be ...
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When I want to install TeamViewer 10, why can't I select my system disk as the distination?

Seems it happened when I want to install other softwares before (but I can't remember which). I have a 128G SSD as the system disk, but it doesn't even appear as an option in the installer. How can I ...
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Quickly remove badge from app

Is it possible to quickly remove a notification badge from an app in the Dock? I'm looking for a solution faster than opening the app itself and performing whatever task is required to mark the ...
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Do I need to “unregister” an OSX virtual machine?

I have an OSX VM (using VMWare fusion 6), and want to delete it. VMWare's docs say "Apple's updated license agreement allows you to install up to two additional copies of Lion on your Mac which is ...
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Is it a was to reveal what other means on Mac Storage usage panel? [duplicate]

I have a fresh installed os and I do not no what that lot of Other thinks comes from, how can I reveal it?
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keychaindump OS X 10.8.5 how to run it?

I am using OS X 10.8.5 and fairly new on Apple systems and especially running scripts. Can anyone describe how to start Keychaindump, does it need to run thru Terminal, or i need a additional program ...
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Terminal stuck at error won't accept any commands.

I was trying to install CLI package from github but I messed up during the process and ended up getting this error. It is persistent and won't go away. Terminal wont accept any commands like mkdir, ...
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⌘T does not open a new tab

In Finder under the File menu, the "New Tab" command has ⌘T as a keyboard shortcut. However, when I use those combination of keys, a new tab does not open. I am currently running Yosemite, but this ...
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Install OS X Applications and Library directories on external drive

Wondering how could I set some sort of partial OS X installation on an external drive, I searched Google only to find that I may be the only one looking for this. The goal is to get both the ...
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RAM Disk Fusion Drive?

I've recently started reading up on RAM disks, and they really do sound like they could boost a computer's speed. However, I was wondering if there was a way to go even further and make a RAM disk one ...
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Why does updating Garageband 6.0.5 to 10 cost money?

I have Garageband 6.0.5. Why does updating to Garageband 10 (next version, don't get fooled by numbers) cost money? I thought updates were free!
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How to install MacPorts on user-only account?

On my Mac I use an Admin and an everyday User account (without admin / sudo privileges). Currently I am setting up a new Yosemite system and found that after installing MacPorts (using its installer), ...
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2009 MacBook Pro (5,5) won't load OS X installer from USB

I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro that I believe to be the 5,5 model. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 over the old OS (OS X Mountain Lion). It seemed like everything went well with the install. When I ...
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Use Different network for different applications! [duplicate]

is there a way to use different connection for different application ? for example Safari will use "WifiRouter 1" and i like to change the wifi that will VLC Use "WifiRouter 2" i mean using different ...
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How to unload a disk in mac os x Mavericks so that you can partition? (failed to unload disk)

I want to expand my startup disk space from 25gb to 40gb using this guide: http://blog.kyodium.net/2010/11/increase-disk-and-partition-size-in.html But if I do umount /dev/disk0s2 as the article ...
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What info does a Mac broadcast and how to hide it?

I want to run a Mac in the cloud as a webserver and for facilitative use. I've secured most of my used tools already, but I was wondering about the OS itself. Imagine I'm running an up-to-date ...
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Office Word 2011 for Mac scrambles hyperlinks with different schemes

I have a very urgent question. I made my dad buy a MacBook Air just 3 days ago, I configured it completely and installed Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, so far so good. There is only one bad ...
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Windows client to OSX SMB unix permissions

I'm connecting to an OS X host with SMB sharing from a windows client on a domain. The OS X machine is using local accounts but is also connected to the domain. When I create files in a shared folder ...
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Switching back to 'production' version of Mac

Prior to Yosemite release I had installed the developer preview build on my Macbook. However, even after the public release I continue to get 'beta' updates from Apple (see included screenshot). How ...
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Dock won't position on the bottom

How do I get the Dock to go to the bottom on my Mac Pro with Yosemite? It will go on either side, but not the bottom. It goes on the bottom on my Macbook Pro, but not the Mac Pro.
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Force Macs to run Xprotect updater through terminal to get latest NTPD security patch

Apple released the the patch for an NTPD hole. This patch is automatically updated if you have SystemPreferences-->App Store-->Install system data files and security updates; checked. Which we don't. ...
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Authenticating OS X login over VPN when directory server unreachable

It seems to me that one use of a corporate VPN might be to enable login by remote users whose network accounts are not "mobile" (cached locally) on the computer in question; this could be because it ...
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Weird free spaces estimation

On my MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 running OS X Yosemite, there's something weird going on. If i look at the storage tab in the "About my Mac" menu, I use only 67 gigabytes of storage but it says 151 ...
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Disabling NTP on OS X Lion or older

Following a new security vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol software package, Apple has provided a software update for Mountain Lion and newer versions of OS X. As usual, the older versions ...
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Lost partitions after a botched Windows install attempt via Bootcamp

I tried to install Windows 8 using the bootcamp assistant, but when I got to this screen, The BOOTCAMP partition created by bootcamp wouldn't accept the windows install. Meaning, I reformatted it, ...
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How to execute Terminal command using selected text?

I want to bind a shortcut to run a command in Terminal with text that I selected while web browsing. How could I do this?
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Slow mac when Terminal have been open for some time

When I have Terminal.app open for some time (mostly after 2-3 hours), everything starts getting slow. When I type there is a delay for each character, and all applications lag when I scroll. If I ...
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Problem after erasing the HD of a brand new Mac (OS X Yosemite) with Disk Utility

I cannot reinstall OS X Yosemite now, as there's no hard drive I could see. I had erased the HD with the idea that it will create a new partition but it didn't, so now I can't see a hard disk on ...
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Verification required

My iPhone (5s) has randomly started to ask for verification (before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify). Now my problem is that with my apple account I already have a bank account ...
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Secret way to trigger Thesaurus on Mac OS X?

Not really sure how to ask since I have no idea what just happened, but I'll try my best :-) I just typed "I" into a textfield here on Yosemite and then tried to click on an icon in the Mac OS status ...
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Multiple display setup mac, ignore separation between displays

I am currently setting up my workstation, and I want to use the set up pictured here: As you can see, the display on the top is turned sideways, and that is the way I want it. The question is ...
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Prevent from switching Wi-Fi networks

I have two wifi access points at home: "downstairs" and "upstairs". They're both WPA2. If I'm upstairs and connected to "upstairs" and my laptop goes to sleep, when I reactivate it, it connects to ...
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Mac with 2 monitors, how do i switch virtual desktops on one monitor only?

I have 2 monitors for mac, one extended the other. How do i switch virtual desktops on one monitor only? For example, When I do 4 fingers swipe left/right on screen1, I expect the switching happens ...
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spaces switching unexpectedly on osx yosemite

I'm having an issue where my spaces keep randomly switching without me doing anything. I haven't managed to work out any sort of consistency to the behaviour yet so impossible to reproduce, but I'm ...
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Yosemite on Macbook pro - Memory constantly almost full [duplicate]

My Macbook is a late 2013 model with 8GB's of memory. I've recently been experiencing a scenario whereby my memory is constantly at 99% of the 8GBs I have, but there's no clear culprit on which ...
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Escape single quote in command in alias Terminal

I am working with SVN for version control, and whenever I'm ready to commit some changes, I have to stage them all with the following command: svn status | grep -v "^.[ \t]*\..*" | grep "^?" | awk ...
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Admin privileges requiring for installing a package build though Packages

Using osx 10.9 and packages for making package installer. While installing a package made using Packages in /Applications location on a osx 10.9 machine, installer is asking for Admin password. Even ...
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Suggestions for objective-c to login via code into mac osx [on hold]

Please help me in assessing this feasibility I need to enhance a daemon (running as root) on macOSx in such a way that if my client sends username and password over socket to daemon then it makes ...
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OS X Mavericks extra desktops (spaces) opening seemingly randomly

I don't often use mission control, or extra desktops (spaces). Every so often, I do open mission control by mistake, and I have dozens of spaces showing at the top of the screen. Is there a shortcut ...