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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Can I use SketchUp with a Macbook's trackpad?

Sketchup is designed for use with a third mouse button (particularly the pan and orbit functions). Can I emulate the third button for SketchUp using a MacBook's trackpad or user gestures?
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Can I open a file in Preview from the Terminal?

I know that I can open a file with an external program from the Terminal with open, and that works for most applications. However, when I try to use a command like open -a Preview info.txt, it ...
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Highlighted text isn't replaced/deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

So when I'm working on writing something and I need to rephrase/delete something, usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one keypress the entire block of ...
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How can I expose the faces data from OS X Photos to iOS Photos?

I've spent some time teaching Photos on my Mac to know which face belongs to what name and now have a nice set of groups. I'd like to be able to access that metadata on iOS - preferably through ...
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How to remove keyboard shortcut for app?

Specifically, I am used to typing Command+1 in a WordPress admin area to specify some text as a Header 1, (and Command+2 to specify Header 2), but when I do this now in Chrome, that command seems to ...
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Changing OS X behaviour after crash recovery

OS X tends to try and help out and reopen everything to just the way it was before it crashed. I mean this in two ways: 1) If an app running within OS X crashes, OS X will remember the last working ...
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How to select a photo from Mac OS photos from an open/attach dialogue box

When in messaging apps such Telegram Messenger I sometime want to attach a photo. In these cases I am presented with a dialogue box like the below: As the photo is invariably in my iPhoto (or more ...
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Orphaned Entry in Default Calendar App Preferences (OS X Yosemite)?

The image below is the preferences pane in Calendar.app. This is where the user sets the default calendar app used by OS X globally. In OS X 10 this is set to Calendar.app by default. I use ...
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Change window keyboard shortcut

So there's this gesture on touchpads where you move 4 fingers downward so you change between multiple windows of the same application. I'm working on an iMac now, so I don't have a touchpad, is there ...
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App Store doesn't seem to work

I had some updates that prompted me to restart for a long time. Finally, I agreed, but the restart process hanged with the rainbow mouse pointer, so I did a hard reset. Now I still have update ...
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Remove or hide network user names from Users and Groups Preferences

We have open access Macs connected to AD - Any number of users can log in. This results in an extremely large list of users in the Users & Groups Preferences window. I assume there may also be ...
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Safari on Yosemite stops loading tabs if a new one is created

If I visit a site in Safari, and before it loads, create a new tab or switch over to an existing one, the loading stops in the initial tab. Has anyone else experienced this as well? None of the ...
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Install OS X 10.8 from bootable USB on empty Mac HDD

I have a bootable USB for 10.8, but my Mac's HDD is completely empty. How do I install this OS to my Mac?
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Hide a Disk Image from Finder Searches and Finder Searches

I have created an encrypted Disk Image on my mac for my sensitive files. I can't get to the files unless you type a password, but you can search for the files in Spotlight and Finder. I really don't ...
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Can’t find .plist files

I can’t find the .plist file for TextEdit, Preview. I’ve looked into /Library/Preferences, ~/Library/Preferences, and ~/Library/Containers. I have tried opening the app and changing the preferences ...
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Need to clean install Yosemite without knowing or resetting password

I have a laptop that I would like to get in working order. There are 2 main issues: I forgot the password. When I boot the laptop, I am seeing the flashing folder with a question mark which ...
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createinstallmedia: command not found

I am trying to create a bootable flash drive that is named Untitled from my MacBook Pro Retina with Yosemite 10.10. This is what I am getting in Terminal: mbp2013retina:~ chris$ sudo ...
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Run Node commands for _www user

I've installed NodeJS for all users on my Mac and when I do a whoami in the terminal it says 'cameron' and I can access node, npm, and grunt globally. However when I try and run these from PHP e.g. ...
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Messages.app not downloading messages send/received on iPhone

I've been recently trying to fix an issues with Messages.app. My iPhone sends/receives all of the messages fine, on my Mac Messages.app will display these messages if the Mac is switched on. However, ...
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quicklookd and revisiond eating my CPU

I'm observing regular and abnormal CPU usage on my macbook pro. quicklookd in par with revisiond are eating together over of 50%. It drains my battery significantly and makes the whole machine hot. ...
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Chrome keeps creating Application folder in Home folder

So has anyone noticed Chrome (around version 39?) keeps creating an Application folder in their Home folder? The only way I've verified that it is Chrome is that after a fresh boot, it was the only ...
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Why is there a doubled name in the Photos app when I search to name faces?

The image below represents what I mean: Even though there is only one Bartłomiej Semańczyk in my Contacts, that person appears on the list below twice. How do I 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 won't 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 ...