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 disable the scrolling on OSX Safari?

What I would like to be able to do is set a certain part of a webpage in the viewport of Safari and then "Lock" the scrolling temporarily so that I can't accidentally scroll up or down and move what I ...
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MacOS X stability compared to other operating systems (freezes) [on hold]

I'm coming from Windows. I was told that Macs are stable, that they rarely crash unlike windows. So I got the base config of the latest MacBook Pro with retina. It had Yosemite installed, which I ...
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Macbook air builtin keyboard and trackpad not working

Since yesterday, my mac's keyboard and trackpad is not working. More precisely keyboard is working but with a long lag whilst trackpad is not working at all. This is when, I connect my laptop to a ...
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What is analogous to windows registry in mac os x?

I am new to mac and was wondering where application/OS setting are saved.
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Why does Mac OS X requires repairing of permissions for maintenance while other OS (windows /Ubuntu) doesn't require it?

Please explain briefly why repairing of permission is one of the maintenance tool for mac os x exclusively . Why it isn't done on windows?
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How to disable that “Guest User” from appearing at the OS X 10.8.5 login screen

I have removed the "guest user" account by: System Preferences → Users & groups → Guest User → Remove. It still remains as an option under users (but states disabled). It still shows up on login ...
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Local web server

I'm running OS X Yosemite and I'm trying to setup Apache so I can access files over my WiFi for my Chromecast application (runs using NodeJS). So I followed some tutorials online ...
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Updating to OS X 10.10.2 broke Quick Look previews for HTML files

After updating to OS X 10.10.2, I can no longer use Quick Look on HTML files – I just get a blank preview window, and the issue persists through a reboot. But all other files types work fine. Is ...
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Folders created through “Save As…” dialog not immediately visible in Finder

One my favorite OS X features is creating folders through the "Save As..." dialog. But recently I've run into an issue. When I try to browse to folders recently created using the "Save As..." ...
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OS X Yosemite: System slow and using a lot of RAM

I noticed that my OS X sometimes goes very laggy and it does everything slowly. I opened up Activity Monitor and I saw that it's using a lot of memory. Any ideas on how to fix this (because I guess ...
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Can I get a table-only view in iBooks like on iOS in OS X?

Oftentimes, tables are cropped in iBooks so that information is missing because the table doesn't fit on a page. On iOS, I can tap the table and get a table-only view just like I can with pictures. ...
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How to install java.pkg (not unarchiver)

When I try to launch MC it says I have to have the latest java (OSX Yosemite) this is the day after I updated. So I download it, open the dmg and then to find out that it is not a jar launcher file ...
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Shortcut to switch to full screen apps

There is a shortcut to switch to desktop 1...N in OS X. But usually I have only one desktop and other apps (Chrome, iTerm, etc) in full screen mode. Is there a way to make shortcuts to switch to ...
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I can't find the location of jdk for Java 7 and 8 [duplicate]

I have 3 different versions (jdk) of Java installed: 6, 7 and 8. In bash_profile: export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8) setjdk() { export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v $1) } ...
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Discrepancy between Finder and Disk Inventory X on Yosemite

I recently got warning that my 500GB SSD was nearly full. So, I offloaded stuff in Dropbox, image files, videos, duplicates, etc. and cleared over 200GB off the drive, leaving about 170GB of iTunes, ...
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Shutdown from launchd script no longer works in Yosemite

I'm new to this forum; please excuse any faux pas. I've been using rsync fired by a LaunchDaemon written in tcsh for several years now. It worked great on my 2008 MacBook Pro under Snow Leopard. I now ...
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How to disable emoji substitution for pictographs/symbols in special characters?

When I try to insert a special character/symbol/pictograph that has an emoji equivalent, it always changes into the emoji instead. Is there a way to make it not do this? I am not asking about how to ...
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OS X SMTP issue - Unable to send email (gmail)

I have installed OS Yosemite 10.10.1 a couple of months ago. Everything was ok especially with mail. However a couple of days ago it just stopped to sending emails with no apparent reason since none ...
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Unable to save or You don't have privilege to save file

PREMISE: My mac has two HDs, an SSD for system and an HDD for storage (and user folder). I'm using an Utility which takes some strings and create a text file to localise that strings. Trouble is ...
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Mac OS X menu bar music player

Anyone know of a menu bar app that will allow you to pick a song out of your iTunes library and play it, without having to have iTunes running. Alarm Clock allows you to do that (but you need to ...
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determining Preferred Language in OS X via cli

I was hoping to do something like: defaults read -g AppleLanguages | awk -F, '/[^(]/{print $1;exit}' but if only one language is listed in "Preferred Languages", then defaults read -g ...
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Enlarging the omnibar in Safari 8

I am using Safari 8.0.2. Safari 8 introduced some really great features, but it made the omnibar tiny - it now occupies less than a third of the toolbar, and it seems impossible to adjust its size. I ...
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How do I simulate a random VPN disconnect?

I'm trying to write an applescript that reconnects a VPN that gets disconnected (sort of like this one) and I want to test it to see if it works. One of the key parts of the script is being able to ...
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Using Console.app - how to find disk force eject logs?

I've been having a number of issues with external disks force unmounting (most often while waking from sleep). Where can I look in Console.app to track down the potential issue?
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How do I hide the “open window icons” in the dock in OSX 10.10?

I recently got my very first MacBook Pro. It has OSX 10.10 Yosemite on it. After some time, though, I noticed that there are many icons accumulating in my dock that just represent open windows. Note ...
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Mac FileMaker server does complete shutdown mysteriously - need to find logs as to why

We have an important FM 11 server running on an 8GB SSD iMac with 10.8. Occasionally it does a complete shutdown for no rhyme or reason. I'm trying understand why and am curious if there are logs ...
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OSXFUSE, BindFS and HFS+ extended file attributes

I use BindFS with OSXFUSE to mount some folders on an external drive on mount points within my user home folder. This is a sample line from my fstab: /Volumes/Content/Pictures ...
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File's image well displays PNG icon not actual PNG

I would like to replace the standard icon for an Automator application that I created with a PNG. Unfortunately, the resulting icon is the generic PNG icon, not the actual PNG image. Steps: ...
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Disabling/shortening keyboard shortcut animations for volume control

As stated in the question title, I'd like to know if there's a way to disable or shorten the animations that occur when I press keys F10, F11 and F12 to control volume. I've been searching around for ...
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MacBook keeps booting into system installation after failed installation

I did try to install Mavericks from the original installer package onto a separate disk via Firewire. The machine used is a MacBook Pro which is newer than the Mavericks package. As usual, after ...
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Outlook IOS sync to Outlook Mac?

Now that Microsoft's released Outlook for iOS, does anyone know if it will sync calendars, contacts and tasks with Outlook on a Mac?
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Moving files in Yosmite doesn't move all the files

I am having the weirdest problem since upgrading to OSX Yosemite. If I select a bunch (hundreds) of files and try to move them to a different folder, only a few (under 100, like 86) of the files ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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ssh -X does not work on Yosemite

Can no longer use X11 with ssh. Have XQuartz2.7.7 installed. Logging in with X11 via ssh gives the warnings Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated Warning: ...
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Is it possible to toggle the trackball as a scroll wheel using Karabiner?

Is it possible to configure Karabiner (formerly keyremap4macbook) such that clicking the 3rd mouse button will toggle using the pointer to scroll? Ideally I would like to be able to click the 3rd ...
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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Dynamically change opening app according to file folder

When I double-click, for example, a pdf file which is in the Desktop folder, I'd like it to be opened with Acrobat Reader. However, if the file is in any other folder, e.g. Downloads, I'd like it to ...
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I want to stop gmail messages appearing on my screen as soon as I log on

When I put my password into my mac and log on I get my gmail screen with its messages appearing together with other items how do i stop this happening. I am using OSX version 10.8.5 Thank you IR.
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How to move windows on Mac as in windows from keyboard? [duplicate]

I'm an ex windows user and I loved to move windows clicking on the windows logo button and using arrows. Is there something similar on Mac?
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Signature shows too BIG to recipients

I am using Apple Mail 4.6 and have simple text lines for my signature. Even though I have the "match text in email" box checked, the signature shows as much larger (obnoxiously large) to many ...
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Using VMware Fusion on Yosemite, how can I prevent crashes with sleep wake failure?

I am using VMware Fusion 7.1.0 on Mac OS 10.10.1 Yosemite. Every evening, I send my iMac to sleep. The next morning the mac usually sits in login mask - so it has rebooted. After login, I get "sleep ...
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Google Chrome for OS X not detecting update

My version of Google Chrome on OS X doesn't seem to detect updates properly: There is a new version (40.0.2214.93 as of this writing), as the Google Chrome release blog shows. It doesn't give an ...
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Brief graphic glitch right before screensaver

I have a 2013 iMac running OS 10.8.5. Lately I've noticed that, whenever I manually initiate the screensaver (one of the included ones, "Shell"), there is a momentary graphical glitch before the ...
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Application Wrapper Dock

I would like to wrap the chrome application with another application in Mac OSX. I would like it so that when the user clicks on the icon it brings the app it to focus while clicking on the icon the ...
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iMac stuck at white screen - graphics issue?

I have a mid-2007 iMac that can't boot into OS X Lion unless it's in safe mode. When I turn it on, the Apple logo appears, then the loading spinner, then a white screen with no cursor. What makes me ...
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How can I check USB drive contents safely?

I would like to check the contents of a USB stick drive from a not-quite trusted source (my sister): is there a safe way to do this in OSX 10.9.5 or 10.10.1?
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Dota 1 in Yosemite

Is there a way to install and play Dota All Stars 1 (a famous mod of the original Warcraft and Game of Thrones) in Mac OS X Yosemite? Since OSX Snow Leopard Blizzard doesn't care with Macs anymore.
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Unable to click on the menubar

Recently I edited a *.plist file of an App in order to hide it from the Dock. Everything works but I can't click on the menubar anymore when the App is selected..! Any help? This is what I did ...
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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 ...