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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iPhone Personal Hotspot via USB stopped working after OS X 10.10.4 update

I installed OS X 10.10.4 and right at the end of the process, my iPhone (which was plugged in to the Mac via USB with a Personal Hotspot connection) vibrated as if the USB cable had been reconnected, ...
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OSX: How to compare and merge two folders of the same origin

I'm among those unlucky few (I'm hoping there are more than one) that are stuck with truly utterly messy backups from multiple machines. I've now managed to figure out that I've got one folder with ...
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Folder created in Photoshop not showing up in finder

This is really crazy issue i'm experiencing here: I downloaded the newest Photoshop CC 2015 and started working with it to crop some images for a client. After that, i've saved all the images for the ...
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System Formatter Failed While Erasing External Hard Drive Mac

I have been trying to erase my external Hard Drive "My Passport", however there was a problem and then the Hard Drive disappeared from the Desktop and could't be found. Only Disk Utility would see it ...
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Could not determine GDB version using command: sudo /usr/local/bin/gdb --version

Eclipse (Mars) version (C programming language): Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers eclipse.buildId=4.5.0.I20150603-2000 MacOS version: OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 HW: MacbookPro 15" (mid-2015) Retina ...
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A problem while making a bootable usb [on hold]

I was making a bootable usb of windows 10 using bootcamp and it crashed. Now I tried to format my usb to try again but it said: "Unable to begin erase operation: The target disk is too small for this ...
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Emails gone after cancelling archiving process

I've tried to move all my archived emails to a new account in Mail for OS X 10.10.4, Yosemite. During the process I got this error: The process failed due to storage limitations. Over 5000 ...
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Enable Web Inspector in Safari v 8.0 in Yosemite OS

I'm trying to show/hide the web inspector tool in mac os "Yosemite" using bash script, I used the following command in terminal but it didn't work even after I restarted Safari, so am I doing ...
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Beats One turns off Airplay?

Anyone experiences the problem when swapping to the Radio (iTunes OSX), the Airplay function is switched off? Any fix? You can use Airplay when you set your "Output Device" to Airplay. But its a ...
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Browsers: What does Command+Click really do?

In Chrome, Safari & Firefox on OS X, you can open links in new tabs via holding ⌘ while clicking, however it is not strictly equivalent to right click -> Open in New Tab. Take the links in this ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes freezes after waking from sleep

Since I updated to Yosemite after it was released my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) sometimes freezes for several minutes after waking it from sleep mode. It does not happen every time ...
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Changing OS X account login image

I tried to change the my login account picture. But the options that are there are only default, recent and camera and no option for edit. I am left with no options to select picture from any files ...
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Is there anyway to connect to IRC server via Message app?

I'm wondering is there anyway to connect to IRC server via Message default app in OS X. Could I do it over XMPP protocol?
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Apps disappearing from launchpad?

Looking at this image: You will see a blank space at the bottom. That's actually a disappearing app. Next to it you can see a folder that is missing the icon. Next to that you will notice a folder ...
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How do I prevent false iTunes ratings?

I listen to a lot of smart playlists based on ratings, and I use the grouping field for tags. For example: Grouping Contains "Mellow", Rating is greater than **. That playlist has thousands of ...
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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 ...