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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Finder copies files in two steps and does it as a transaction

I need to organize thousands of files between different locations and there is an unpleasant issue with file copying from a local computer to a NAS. The problem is that Finder copies large bunch of ...
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Delete specific content from the OS X Caching Server cache (not all cached content)

Is there a way to list out the content stored in the OS X Caching Server cache in Server version 4.x and delete a specific update or app? I know how to delete all content in the cache, but I'd like ...
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Mac OS crashed! Need help extracting backed up data

I have disk image file on my external HDD. I tried to extract file from mac.dmg file using 7z x mac.dmg and this is what I got: Processing archive: mac.dmg Extracting 0.MBR Extracting 1.Type EE ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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To install GNU time in OSX?

BSD time gives this kind of output 9990 real 0m4.371s user 0m1.548s sys 0m2.167s GNU time gives then again this kind of output 9990 1.56s user 1.46s system 82% cpu 3.648 total Brew search ...
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Unable to update though App Store (OS X)

I've been unable to update any of my Apple applications through the App Store. Other applications update just fine. I noticed this when I tried to update Xcode yesterday. Upon clicking the update ...
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How do I uninstall the shortcuts that come with Chrome?

So I am running OS X El Capitan on my Macbook air. I just installed the chrome browser recently and I noticed it installed a few shortcuts onto launchpad. These shortcuts were to youtube, gmail, and ...
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How to have more than one app in desktop space?

Whenever I click on the maximize/full screen icon on any window, the app window is going to a new Desktop space. But this is kind of distracting because now I am not able to switch apps by doing the ...
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App problems with my iPad [on hold]

Ok, if you change your Apple ID and you still have all the old apps... Could you delete a game for example clash of clans. And say you re download it using your new Apple ID will your progess still be ...
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Backing up Macintosh HD via Disk Utility (error -5344)

I am trying to backup the Macintosh HD, to my external hard drive via disk utility. I created a blank image and tried to restored my MacintoshHD to that image, but the error pops up, "Restore Failure: ...
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Upgraded to 10.10.4 (from 10.8.5), now JNLPs don't open in finder?

I've finally upgraded from 10.8.5 to 10.10.4. But now double clicking on a JNLP file in finder no longer downloads and runs the (in the JNLP file defined) jars but takes me to the Oracle Java download ...
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I have a Mac OS X and minecraft keeps crashing [on hold]

I recently installed a texture pack for minecraft, but when I tried to use it the entire game just froze, I exited the game but when I tried to log in again, when I pressed play it loaded for a minute ...
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Shortcut for toggling between between different windows of same app?

I opened two Google Chrome windows (because I am using multiple gmails) and when I do the Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it just shows me other applications that I opened but does not show me the other Chrome ...
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My iMac will not allow me to log onto my desktop

I got a viruses alert when using my Mac and sadly I reacted ASAP. I gave control to a remote technican via log-me-in and I went through the steps that where asked. After I got off the phone with the ...
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...
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Leap Seconds in OS X

A leap second was recently added on June 30, 2015 23:59:60 UTC. How are leap seconds implemented on OS X (specifically Yosemite)?
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Boot stuck at Prohibitory screen

I'm using Macbook Pro 2012 running Mac OS X 10.10.3 and earlier today, I was trying to install Linux on a USB drive through Terminal. I first converted the format with this: hdiutil convert -format ...
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Get part of result of command line in OS X

I would like to use the following command line to get the current Wi-Fi channel. /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I I would like to use ...
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AppleScript - GUI Scripting and setting checkbox, radio button and field values

I'm working on an GUI scripting AppleScript that will, for the open FileMaker Pro Advanced document, go to the File menu and select the File Options dialog box, then set some checkbox/radio button and ...
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Cannot see 'For You' and 'New' on iTunes 12.2. How do I get them back? [duplicate]

Right, I already have Apple Music up and running on ios, and I'm eager to sync my iTunes library with iCloud. I downloaded the update for iTunes and stupidly clicked something like 'go to my music'. ...
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To share dynamically network between OSX and Virtual OS

My colleges say that OS cannot dynamically share network between two OS, in contrast to Windows. One college solved the problem by ethernet connection and external network card, discussed here. ...
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Searching fails in OSX Help Center application

OSX 10.9.5 Open a program such as Mail or Messages In the menu bar, select Help, Mail Help (or Messages Help, etc) The Help Center application opens In the Search box enter a search term e.g. ...
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Stuck at the boot screen

I'm running Yosemite. While booting up I get stuck at the screen with the following screen. Is it a serious issue? If yes, how can I save my data?
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How to upgrade multiple Macs to OS X 10.10.4?

I own multiple Macs at home and, when I installed Yosemite (10.10) I downloaded the installer from the App Store on the main computer, then copied "/Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite" to a safe ...
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Unable to delete locked file

I have a locked file on my machine that I'm unable to delete. I've tried everything (that I know of) and don't have a clue why it won't delete. Here's what I tried: Everything here sudo rm file.txt ...
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What to do about “File X is not in either expected pre- or post-patch state for Y” errors in install.log?

For about six hours off and on my Mac has been pretty much unusable. "softwareupdated" seems to be the culprit. It goes nuts, maxes out a CPU and uses a huge amount of RAM (and then VM once that runs ...
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What is causing softwareupdated to use excessive resources and kill the responsiveness of my Mac?

Usually my Mac performs pretty comfortably but for the last hour or so it's been almost unusable. When I type it takes a few seconds to actually display what I've typed or just beachballs for a little ...
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Floor Plan software for Mac [on hold]

Is there a free program that can make floor plans on a Mac? Specifically, I'm looking for something that's fairly easy to use. Doesn't need to have a ton of features, just shouldn't be a headache.
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Mac OS battery cycle count

Im under Yosemite OS X I got a new battery for my mac model a1398 mid 2012 retina, I charged the battery first time to 100% and drained it till it went to sleep mode to calibrate the battery, now I ...
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Command Line Tools update description of changes

When Apple provides updates for OS X and other software it typically also describes the changes introduced in that version, as displayed in the App Store application's Updates tab or in a separate ...
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Why did my MacBook Air stay on?

I have a MacBook Air that the lid I left open. The screen was still on when I left it. In System Preferences, I set it to turn off the display and sleep after 10 minutes. But it didn't turn off. I ...
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SwitchResX settings for 1080p25 output to Display/Projector

I am setting up an AV installation and require output to a Panasonic PT-DZ680 Projector from a MacBook Pro, running at 1080p25 (for convoluted reasons we have to use 1080p25). I have successfully set ...
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How to play Apple Music and Radio (Beats 1) on iTunes?

I've updated to Yosemite 10.10.4 but I can't find a way to listen Beats 1 on my Mac...
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Disable Mission Control's Hot-Corners via terminal

I love the activated corners in Mission Control and use it all the time, but for the rare occasions when I am playing a game, I would like the active-corner functionality to be disabled. Is there a ...
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Scaling all UI elements when using an external monitor

When I use my Macbook Pro's internal monitor, I have the following options in the Display settings menu: The best thing here is the Scaled option, which means that I can use the native resolution of ...
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Problem connecting to VPN service on OS X Server 10.9 and 10.10

I keep getting this error when trying to connect: The L2TP-VPN server did not respond. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings and contact your Administrator. However, ...
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MacBook Pro (Mid 12, 13“) not booting OS X Yosemite - ”No sign" on boot

My MacBook Pro Mid 2012, 13" currently works with a HDD (on newest OSX). Now I connected a brand new (completely tested) SSD (Transcend SSD370S 256GB) to the HDD Strip inside the macbook. I've made a ...
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Set volume control for each app individually

I'm capturing video with Final Cut Pro and I'm hearing the sound of the recording. I would like to use the computer for other things while capturing. How can I disable the sound for a specific ...
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Installing Windows on External HD. Other guides to difficult for me

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" mid 2014 model. I have 256 GB Disk Space and want to install Windows mainly for gaming but other programs as well but I do not have enough space for my needs. My ...
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External FW800/USB 3.0 drive slows down many system operations on my MBPs

I have experienced this issue for a long time on my old 17" MacBookPro8,3 and now seeing it on a new 15" MacBookPro11,5. Often the drive connected now through USB 3.0 will spin-down to rest state when ...
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OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, applications, rtc.)

I'm running OS X Yosemite on an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 512GB. According to the title: "OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, ...
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Stop itunes library from syncing with iphone automatically

Is there a way I can stop my iphone from syncing with my itunes library automatically whenever I plug it in (without choosing to cancel the sync or quit itunes)? Ideally I'd love to be able to plug in ...
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Weird font in system windows

Suddenly all the system windows have this weird font. I can't read nor understand what the system is asking me. How can I change it to normal fonts? I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
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Terminal: “command not found” [duplicate]

I have issues with my Terminal, after every command I try to run, it returns something like "command not found" or "No such file or directory exists" I think I caused it when I tried to run MineCraft ...
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CPU usage for User tasks consuming up to 80%; 0% Idle. What does it mean?

I have noticed that my CPU usage is always near 100%. 0% of it is for Idle. About 20% average is for System tasks. The rest is going to User tasks (80%). But if I look at individual tasks don't see ...
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What programs actually use the memory on a Graphics card?

I noticed that the Graphics Card memory is hardly used at all, even during Cinebench 3D testing despite the FPS being high. What programs actually use the graphics card memory? Trying to determine if ...
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Trying to Install WWW:Mechanize and Getting Localhost Error

Okay . . . I've been trying to install WWW::Mechanize through CPAN and it always chokes at this line: t/local/back.t ........... 1/47 Error GETing http://localhost:60603/: Can't connect to ...
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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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Image Viewer like Windows Image Viewer

I want a good image viewer for mac. When I open any random image from a folder like this: I want to be able to navigate to next/previous image with left and right arrow. Seems so simple but I ...
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Prevent a force quit program from opening the windows again in Yosemite [duplicate]

I've been using the Preview app to read some pdfs. Yesterday, I opened a dozen of them, and after using the search function in one big document, the whole app froze. I force quit, but now, every time ...