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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Where are the iCloud Drive icons located?

For example, I need to know where the Automator folder icon is. I want to use it for a thing. Most system folder icons and stuff are in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/* But these ...
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Shell script to restart a certain process if it is not responding

I need an java application to run 24/7 on my mac. Unfortunately the JVM process sometimes gets stuck and thus the java application does not respond anymore. Is there a possebility to detect if a ...
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Background time tracking application

I've a bad memory, therefore I can't recall where I spent my time during last day, last week and definitely not last month. However I still need to log my hours and generate reports to track the ...
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My cursor keeps freezing

I have a late-2009 MacBook running OS X Yosemite. Every so often my cursor freezes for 5+ seconds at a time. "Swiping" on the touch pad doesn't move the cursor, nor does the two-finger scroll work, ...
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Why my MacBook Pro is so slow?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9,2). Few years ago I was using previous versions of Mac OS X, and it was a great experience. I've found it delicious OS for personal use. Today I use ...
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How to manually control processes launched on start?

Every time my Mac starts, about ~210 processes are launched, requiring about ~1000 OS Threads. With every Apple update this number increases. My laptop freezes for 1-3 min a couple of times per week ...
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How to repair ~/Library permissions?

While migrating to Yosemite, I manually copied some ~/Library files and folders from my old system to my new system. Now some of the affected apps show weird behavior. Often they cannot save their ...
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which os x will be good for pentium 4 pc?

I have an old pentium 4(2.67GHz) pc with 1760MB RAM, 80GB Hard-disk. I was wondering if i can install something different than windows xp on that.
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OS X Server - Device enrollment returns 500 Error?

I'm currently working with OS X Server (Yosemite) to try and create profiles for certain devices. It appears that I have configured the server correctly, and I have assigned a domain to it. When I ...
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Is it dangerous to interrupt the post-OS X update optimizing?

When I log in after every OS X update, I get a push notification saying that my computer is being optimized and that performance and battery life may be affected until it's complete. Is it dangerous ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely?

Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely in Mac OSX?
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Run a shell script on visual alert

I have "visual alerts" set on my Mac, so the screen flashes white whenever there's a system alert sound. Is there a way I can also run a shell script whenever this happens? I'd like an attached LED to ...
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Activate Application Window on clicking dock icon

I would simply like to activate Application Window when clicking on the dock icon. Currently you must hold the icon to activate the functionality I would it to automatically occur just like Ubuntu's ...
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Native Mac timer app for Freshbooks

What's a Freshbooks-compatible native Mac time-tracking app that is still updated? I found a few that work on Freshbooks's site, but it looks like they haven't been updated in years. I can track via ...
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Caching HDD Files on an SSD

Given a system with a fast internal SSD, and a slower external HDD, is it possible to improve the HDD's performance using free space on the SSD without creating a Fusion Drive? In my case the external ...
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Cannot clean-install OS Yosemite 10.10 “File system verify or repair failed”

MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (Core i5 2500 Mhz/13.3"/1280x800/4096Mb) with SSD Samsung MZ-7KE512BW I had to replace my hard drive, now I have an SSD. I've been trying to install (any possible) operating ...
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + ⇥, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with killall ...
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What is the differences between Dreamweaver_14_LS20.dmg and Dreamweaver_13_LS20.dmg?

I find that there are two versions of Dreamweaver CC for Mac OSX, one is Dreamweaver_14_LS20 and another is Dreamweaver_13_LS20. Can anyone tell me what is the exactly differences between these two ...
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Unable to Open /var/db/BootCaches/PreheatedUser/Merged.playlist

Running Mavericks and Disc Utility and fsck report no errors. Safe Boot reports Unable to open /var/db/BootCaches/PreheatedUser/Merged.playlist. Found a tutorial (or three) recommending to enter ...
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where to type the password for printing over internet and can not install the driver on 10.10

My company has a network printer KONICA MINOLTA C353, I have added it on my Mac. I know there is still a password needed to fill in, but I can't find where to input it. What a bad luck is that I can ...
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Yosemite Time Machine not backing up (existing and new backups)

I am having an issue with Time Machine. Since upgrading to Yosemite Time Machine has not been working. I have seen this seems to be a common issue but have not seen reference to my specific case. I ...
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What would happen if I force installed a Linux driver into Mac OS X?

So, recently I got a Mac system and I was planning to put in an Intel WiFi card (as an upgrade for its current card). Now, as we know, Apple and Intel do not get along WiFi-wise. However, this same ...
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...
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A way to add keypress to bring up login window

Is there a way to config the login window to require a (possibly hidden) set of key press before letting you to login? In windows that is the control alt delete dealie, but that is shown on the ...
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Menubar icons being cut off

For quite some time I've been having a few problems with menubar icons. Specifically long ones being cut off. Here the Adobe Icon and the play icon (for an app called Bee) are being cut off What ...
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How to find what cause Mac OS kernel panic?

For last times i have kernel panics at least once a day. Anyone have suggestions how i can find what cause issue and how to fix it? I have latest Yosemite updates installed. Here is latest Problem ...
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Weird copy-paste-behaviour in Yosemite (OS X 10.10.2) [on hold]

I have used Mac OS for 10 years now and have never seen this behaviour before and it is quite annoying. I made a short video describing what is happening. When I copy/paste text and start the ...
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Mac to Mac Remote Desktop - Full Screen Option?

I recently got a MacBook Air for work and when working from home I'd like to connect to it from my 27" iMac so I can leverage the larger screen for additional working space. I used to do this with my ...
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What keeps waking my Mac up from sleep?

My Mac constantly wakes itself up from sleep for apparently no reason. Middle of the night, middle of that day, it just can't stay asleep. Why? I ran pmset with the following results: [redacted]:~ ...
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Can't Clear “Form and Search History” in Firefox

I am attempting to clear the "form & search history" in Firefox, and the box is completely grayed out and will not allow me access. Any thoughts or suggestions about how to fix this?
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Does anyone know the name of this tool on Mac OS?

This looks like a file browser but I don't know name of the tool. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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copy address from email search window

I often have to find email addresses using the 'search' window in OSX mail. The search function will frequently find an address for someone, and show it in the popup window below the search window. ...
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If OS X doesn't use the X Server, then what does it use?

What is the window server on OS X?
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Universal autocorrect for Mac

I'd been using a spelling auto-correct in Windows that worked amazingly well (without being annoying). It basically uses the list of most commonly typos from Wikipedia and substitutes any occurrence ...
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Share Desktop folders between admin and managed accounts?

I'm thinking of trying to minimize distractions while doing homework by locking myself in an account managed by self-inflicted parental controls. My problem is, I don't want to not have access to my ...
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“Movies” Dashboard widget doesn't notice the date has changed

The "Movies" dashboard app on my iMac works fine the first time I access the dashboard, but after several days, it stops working, and behaves as if it can't get movie information for the location I've ...
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Cannot launch several applications

After a shutdown then start operation, my Mac OS X(10.10) is no longer to launch several applications, including adobe reader appcode conerstone diagrammix slate idapro kaleidoscope ...
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Disable instant reboot by crtl-cmd-power or bring up a confirmation or wait timer

Being a newbie to Mac I found it very strange that Ctrl+Cmd ⌘+Power instantly kicks my computer to reboot without even printing a warning of any sort. The problem is that sometimes I mix it up with ...
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After mounting a Windows SMB share, how can I determine the windows “creator” of a file?

I've mounted a Windows SMB share to my Mac. On a windows machine you can open the "File Properties" dialog for folders in this network share and see different "Owners" for whoever created the file: ...
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Disappearing security questions [on hold]

I reset my security questions. Now when it asks to answer security questions, there are no questions listed, which blocks me from going further.
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alias command stopped working

I have a few aliases set up on my mac. But for some reason they don't seem to work anymore. I'm not sure why either. Even when I type in alias to see my list of aliases nothing happens just this: ...
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Should i buy Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2014? [on hold]

I want to buy a Apple laptop for primary development of iPhone , Windows Phone 8.1,Android and mainly for programming, is latest Mac book Pro 13" 2014 is OK for my needs, i mean can i develop windows ...
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Looking for a tutorial on how to make an OS X Notification Center Widget?

I've never programmed with Xcode/Swift/anything OS X related before, but would like to learn how to make a (hopefully) simple notification center widget that runs a terminal command/AppleScript on ...
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Combine Two Folders with Smart Folder

Okay, so one thing I've wanted to be able to do for ages now in OS X is to create or view a combined Applications folder that displays the contents of both /Applications and ~/Applications (assume it ...
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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Should I delete the “Recovered Items” folder?

When I upgraded to Yosemite in October, it had some problems during the process, but after it finally installed, everything worked great. It still does, but I just need some more space for Guild Wars ...
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Time machine missing backups?

Yes, time machine missing backup folders/files has been asked before and gone unaswered. I can't touch those threads as a new, reputationless member. It's very dissapointing to discover missing ...
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Backup & Restore to fix GPT/MBR error

Problem: I had previously had dual booted my MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010) with OS X 10.8.5 (Encrypted) & Windows 7 x64 with a separate FAT32 partition which I was going to install Kali Linux on. ...