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't get <<class svce>>” error with Apple Script for VPN auto reconnection to Softether VPN

I have a Softether VPN server v2.00-9387, which is OpenVPN compatible. I am connecting to it via L2TP protocol on my Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.5 computers without any problem. I want this ...
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Reinstalling OS X Mavericks gives “This item is temporarily unavailable.”

After downloading and installing a Developer Preview found on the internet of OS X Yosemite, my MacBook Pro (2012, 4GB RAM) turned really, unusable, slow. I waited until the official release came out ...
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Xcode not updated after updating through Mac App Store

I recently downloaded Xcode 6.1 from the Mac App Store and after downloading it, Xcode shows the version is still same as the old one (5.1). When I go to the Mac App Store and search for Xcode, it ...
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python version 2.7.8 can't run /usr/bin/easy_install. Try the alternative(s):

I'm doing a bunch of python development and also just updated OS to Mountain Lion. I had replaced to original Python versions with Snow Leopard using the GUI from Python.org, then added links in ...
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Getting unknown command error when trying to run a bash script

I recently had to re-install 10.9.5 (default install) and am now finding that bash scripts that run perfectly from the command line (~/Me...) no longer work using crontab. I use crontab to invoke ...
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Change Managed, Mobile Account Password through script?

Wondering if anyone has worked with something similar before - we have a number of Mac laptops connected to an Active Directory server, and on first login users create a Managed, Mobile account. When ...
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Permission problem between a shared partititon

I'm sharing a partition between multiple installation of OS X. The username is the same and the "uid" (501) also seems to be the same on all these installation. I can read the files on this shared ...
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Downgrading OS X from Yosemite to Mavericks

I stupidly downloaded the new OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my 2011 iMac that does all of my Pro Tools work and now some of the things I use aren't compatible yet. So I'm trying to figure out how to ...
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Seeing discoveryd error: Basic DNSResolver Return Code is 9 and we are treating it as an error!

Seeing this repeated pretty frequently in the Console logs for on my Macbook Pro running 10.10: 10/24/14 9:59:04.175 AM discoveryd[57]: Basic DNSResolver Return Code is 9 and we are treating it as ...
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Can I still download OS X Mavericks for Free? [duplicate]

I never upgraded to Mountain Lion or Mavericks and now that Yosemite has arrived I thought of upgrading but I find that some of my software will not work with it. So I would like to upgrade to ...
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How to find items located in subfolders?

I have files that I link images to regularly and now when I go to the main folder location, the finder does not search in the subfolders. I get the “Name matches” line but it does not find anything. ...
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How to Install and Run Yosemite in Parallels?

I'm not ready to commit to Yosemite yet as my primary OS. So I thought I'd load up a Parallels VM to try it out. Although Parallels seems to create the Yosemite .dmg file correctly, it just won't ...
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My MacBook Pro OS X Version 10.10 keeps crashing ~ HELP!

My MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite Version 10.10 (5 years old at least) keeps crashing and I don't know what to do? I run an online business and it is becoming impossible to look after as my computer keeps ...
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Detailed Wi-Fi menu by default

When you hold down the option key before clicking on the wi-fi menu, you get all sorts of detailed stuff about your current connection. Is there any way of making this the default behaviour? A ...
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Why won't my drush script run as a Launch Daemon?

On the command line I successfully run this: /usr/bin/php /usr/local/opt/drush/libexec/drush.php '@hostmaster' hosting-dispatch or even: drush '@hostmaster' hosting-dispatch and ...
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Macbook Pro with Yosemite very slow

I've upgraded my mac from Mavericks to official Yosemite. In the first day my mac was normally, but in the second day, it was unusable, very slow and it was not responding, The third day(now) still ...
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Stop Yosemite menu bar redraw

The menu bar seems to redraw itself each time I switch from monitor to other. here's a short video of this happening. This guy seems to have the same problem. I tried using guest account without any ...
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Jetbrains'IDE can't start after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

Yesterday I upgrade my MBP to OSX 10.10 Yosemite, everything went well. But When I try to start Pycharm, it shows me this It means "You need to install old Java SE 6 runtime to run Pycharm". It ...
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Make dock appear on both screens at the same time

I have an external screen connected to my mac. I have my Dock configured to be always displayed (not hiding it below the screen) How do I make the Dock appear on both screens at the same time?
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Attempting to revert to Mac OS X Mavericks, now can't get out of OS X Utilities!

Here is my situation: I have an MBP Retina 2013 with an SSD drive which I ran with Mavericks with no problems for about almost a year now. I recently upgraded to Yosemite which seemed to work well ...
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Does installing Yosemite require an internet connection?

After it has finished downloading, does installing Yosemite require an internet connection to install?
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How do I recover “discarded” files using Pages?

I was trying to save a file on my Mac and it said The document could not be saved. You don't have permission I have papers to write and recover because they decided to delete themselves ...
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How to highlight text in Preview properly?

I know this problem could be trivial, but it just bothers a lot. I can use the highlight function of preview properly before like the following: but now when I try to highlight the text again, it ...
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Yosemite and coreaudio outbound traffic

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite my Mac Mini is filling our network firewall syslog every minute with a UDP denial to a private address (10.61.0.119) outside our network. I made sure that updates ...
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`Unknown` file download after reload in Safari 8.0 on OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to OS X Yosemite I've experienced that sometimes when reloading a web page (CMD+R) Safari doesn't reload the page but downloads a file named Unknown. Is there any way to fix this?
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I can't change administrator password on G5 PPC OS X 10.5.8

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
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What is consuming a large amount of space on my Mac regarded as Applications in Storage?

I opened the Storage tab in About This Mac and it says that 61.57 GB of my 121 GB Flash storage is used on Applications. I opened the Applications folder, highlighted all the apps, opened the ...
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how to install latest possible iTunes without Yosemite upgrade?

My Mac is running OS X Mavericks (1.9.5) and iTunes 11.1. After I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7 to iOS 8, I get a message saying that I need at least iTunes 11.2 to connect to this iPhone. However, ...
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OSX - Prevent speakers from getting enabled automaticaly

I had disabled my speakers in OSX. When I opened GoToMeeting or if I get a call from Skype, then the speakers are automatically enabled. How to avoid from applications deciding and enabling speakers ...
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External disk boots installation system, but not installed OS

I have an external NewerTech Voyager Q, connected with Firewire. In it I have my old internal HD. I used to have OS X Snow Leopard on it, so it's correctly formatted and bootable but it would never ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change tabs in terminal not working anymore in yosemite

I've set up a custom shortcut for Terminal to change tabs: cmd+option+left/right (the same as in most browsers, for convenience). I did this by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Networked devices not visible in Yosemite

I have a Synology NAS that I have attached to my network. After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see this device from my MacBook Air. Other Macs on my network running Mavericks can see and mount ...
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MATLAB disabled status in Yosemite

I have 2013a installed and the patch from here. The patch should work, but when I navigate to the application, there is a "stop" icon above the app icon which still prevents the patched version from ...
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How to share files only within a particular subnet?

Suppose I have a repeater on the subnet 192.168.100.1, is there a way to allow file sharing within the 192.168.100.x subnet only? I don't want the machines connected to the repeater to pop up under ...
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How do I find what my DPI setting is in OS X?

I don't have a retina display, and display settings doesn't show any relevant info. How can I see what my DPI in OS X is?
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SD memory for Time Machine?

May I use the SD flash memory for a backup drive? What is the maximum size supported? Is the drive bootable for a recovery option? Would anyone recommend doing this? Machine: 2013 MacMini OSX ...
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Files are hidden after reinstalling OS X

I have an imac which is about 5 or 6 years old. I had been running Leopard on it but my iphoto quit working so I reinstalled the OS X that came with the computer. Although it shows 366 GB are used on ...
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Is there a log file for App Nap?

I use a piece of specialty software that seems to be dealing badly with App Nap. Is there a way to retroactively list when App Nap acted on a specific process? The Console log shows symptoms ...
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Toggle Bluetooth AppleScript not Working in Yosemite

Prior to upgrading to Yosemite, I used Keyboard Maestro to invoke this Applescript with a shortcut: tell application "System Preferences" reveal pane "com.apple.preferences.Bluetooth" end tell ...
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What is the wheel user group for?

The output of groups after sudo bash lists the following groups: wheel daemon kmem sys tty operator procview procmod everyone staff certusers localaccounts admin com.apple.sharepoint.group.2 ...
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red, yellow and green buttons [on hold]

the three buttons (red, yellow and green) disappear and can't seem to get back to where I was such as closing a page and going back. why is this and how do I get the stupid buttons back on?
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Application “Preview” is not letting me mail a pdf

Why can't I share a pdf file from the Application Preview and mail it in Yosemite?
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How do I find the version number of system libraries in different versions of OS X?

My specific situation is that I am trying to find out whether Apple bumped the system version of libcairo to 1.12.16 in Yosemite from an earlier version of libcairo in Mavericks. I can somewhat ...
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Disable swapping on Yosemite

Under OS X Mavericks and below we just could launchctl unload the dynamic_pager plist, but there's no such plist anymore since OS X Yosemite. What is the new way to disable swap files now with OS X ...
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How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?

OMG, I just discovered the new green button behavior in Yosemite that causes the window to go to full screen instead of maximizing it. That's fine, and I can live with option+click to get the old ...
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Yosemite focus indicator animation & highlight standard behavior

I'm not exactly sure how to describe this, but in Yosemite, it seems like the indicator for the currently focused field seems weird. I'm not sure whether it's a bug or intended behavior. When ...
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Shell environment variables not available in GUI apps even if app launched via Command Line

It is expected that shell environment variables won't be available in GUI apps launched via Spotlight or Finder.app. But until Mavericks - I could launch an app via Command line such as: open -a ...
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Is user profiles saved after Mac OS hard reset? [on hold]

I cannot load my Mac after os upgrade. It shows only timeline. Is there some ways to load system? I can do hard reset but I need to save some documents and files before. Is it possible? May be it will ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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How to add icons to iTerm2?

I've been looking into making my terminal more visually expressive. So far I've found , and learnt how to import themes and customize color schemes, but I was wondering how people get these cool icons ...