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 do I show 'Names and Pictures' by default in Messages.app?

I am running the latest Mavericks version, 10.9.2.
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Tag and Metadata searching doesn't work in Spotlight

There's a problem with searching for a tags and metadata e.g. kind:movie in my Spotlight. Actually, it doesn't work even tag:Red in Spotlight. It's weird, because I can search easy using Finder, but ...
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OS X Mavericks scrollbars appear even without external mouse

For about 2 weeks now are the scroll bars appearing permanently at my mac. I know that they appear when you have an external mouse connected. It was normal that they appeared only when I scrolled, but ...
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Changing 10.6.8 from mounting ext4 as read-only to read-write with OSXFUSE & fuse-ext - in fstab?

So I have OSXFUSE & fuse-ext installed (as in link: How can I mount an ext4 file system on OS X?), but after searching on these two device's websites, Stack Exchange, googling, etc. I cannot find ...
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Why doesn't Apple ship and support FOSS drivers for NTFS write capabilities?

Is there a reason Apple does not allow for NTFS write support, even when Linux (free, open source) solutions can? Why don't they just utilize those existing solutions to support read and write for ...
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Remove margin in pages?

I want to have zero margin in my document, but there is no way I can't move it. Right now I can see that Document Margins have left: 0 in However, I can see that there is some weird margin applied, ...
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Is there a better way to search the menus?

I have always used the help menu (command ⌘+shift ⇧+? /) to search the application menus for something that I don’t have a keyboard shortcut for (or don’t remember it). It’s an awesome feature, but ...
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Create Keynote presentation automatically

At the introduction of Keynote in 2003 they said that Keynote presentations would be a XML-based open file format and so, keynote presentations could be created programmatically by 3rd party ...
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Can I skip the downloading of the Windows support software if I already have it?

Yesterday I was facing a problem that Boot Camp Assistant was stuck on copying Windows files but that problem is solved now. After that copying files Boot Camp Assistant is showing that it is ...
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Display scroll bar for longer

I'm one of these people who likes to grab the scroll bar and move it around now-n-then when I'm not using the scroll wheel on my mouse. But what I find really annoying is I have to scroll to get it ...
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Has anyone seen this weird floating light in iTunes before?

I connected my iPhone to my computer, and iTunes opened up as it always does. However, I got this weird video playing in the window. I have no videos on my phone or in my iTunes library. It wasn't ...
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Partition failed

Trying to shrink my default full disk partition to create some free space (for Ubuntu, incidentally, which I'm longing for even more now). Partition failed Partition failed with the error: Couldn't ...
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What are stub applications?

I am trying to understand how and where Java is installed on my Mac (Mavericks this time) and I found this question and answers: Need help understanding Oracle's Java on Mac — Stack Overflow Here ...
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Apple Mail App Alternatives for os X

Can anyone let me know if there are any lightweight-Mail application for Mac OS X? Mail seems to consume too much of memory space
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How do I change a folder to a jar?

I play Minecraft like many gamers and I am trying to make a profile where I can read the enchanting table language and I cannot get it to work. How do I change the folder that I used to edit it into a ...
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Switch between instances of apps in full screen?

I can use command tab to switch between apps, and command tilde to switch between windows of the same app (for example, a regular window and an incognito window of Chrome). However, when I full ...
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How are paths to files and folders constructed in OS X?

I need to indicate a right file path to read a .csv file into R on OS X, but how can I find where the file is stored? Looking at Excel files, the file path starts at users/…, but there is no ...
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How to add a new column to OmniOutliner and make it a true first column?

On the Mac, still using OmniOutliner 3 (3.10.6, to be specific). My goal is to add a new, first column to an OmniOutliner document, which I have tried to do in two different ways: Add a column ...
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bootcamp bootable usb cannot be created

os = Mavericks 10.9.2 BCA = Version 5.1.2 I have downloaded an ISO for 64 bit windows 8.1 after that i tried to make bootable usb from boot camp assistant but every time when its come to copying file ...
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.csv file strange behaviour on my Mac

I have this .csv file I created and I am in trouble when I open it on my Mac. Both using excel or a text editor the file has a lot of new lines in the middle of each line, i.e. a single line is split ...
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How do I undo “export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile”

I was trying to install homebrew, which wasn't working. It told me to do echo export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile. However this wasn't having any affect, and I thought maybe it ...
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Stop windows from resizing automatically?

OS X keeps hitting a pet peeve nerve that I have, and it is normally happening with internet browsers. I'll describe two examples: When using Safari, I am surfing normally on one web page. I open a ...
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Blocking internet access for a specific application on Mac OS X

How can I block internet access to a specific application in Mac OS X? I need this to be done from the command line and hopefully use the ipfw terminal command. Specifically I am looking to toggle ...
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Can I force Mac OS X not to complain when a volume is removed without first unmounting it?

I have a USB flash drive that randomly disconnects itself from my Mac, and each time, I get a warning from Mac OS X (several computers, running 10.7-10.9) that it's been improperly removed. I use it ...
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How can I fix my $PATH variable?

I need to revert my $PATH back to the default. The catch here is that I broke it so bad that the echo $PATH command returns: /usr/ that's it, which means I can't use any of the methods described in ...
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Where are the apache config files stored?

I thought the apache config files were stored in /etc/apache2. Yet if I remove the /etc/apache2 directory and run a sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl start the web server runs and serves up pages. Is there ...
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User /System Permissions none.(Set to 000)

A previously called friend of mine (As for now, after this he is no longer called that way) was messing up with my computer without my knowledge , and ultimately he set the System folder permissions ...
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How can I skip the desktop while cycling through finder windows with cmd+`?

I often have to copy-paste files from 2 finder folders. I use the cmd + ` shortcut. But it cycles through Window 1 > Desktop > Window 2. Is there a way to skip desktop?
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Is it possible to highlight text of inbox emails?

In Preview.app, I can highlight and annotate text in a PDF file. Can we do the same thing to emails in my inbox in Mail.app? I have long time collaborate projects and I need to go back to previous ...
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Can't write to ~/Library, even though permissions look OK

I'm totally stumped on this one — a Macbook Air, 10.9.2. As far as I can tell, I should be able to write to my Library directory. Everything I can see suggests I should be able to: [njvack@zot ...
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A single shortcut that changes text color in Notes?

When using Notes I often find myself changing the color of the text (usually to blue or red) as an additional way to indicate emphasis (alongside italics and bold). The shortcut for displaying the ...
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Simply texteditor accesibile from menu bar for making fast snippets?

Simply texteditor accesibile from menu bar for making fast snippets? Do you know some solution or some clever way how to link some text editor to menubar with some icon in top menubar? The desired ...
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Change NSButton Background Image While Tab order [on hold]

I have a window with 5 buttons. On the mouse hover i am able to change the background image. but while switching tab between these 5 button i need to change background image like mouse hover.. i am ...
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Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently [duplicate]

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...
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Console messages “warning: we're on the slow path” from syncdefaultsd

My MacBook (Mid-2010 model) has been sluggish lately and so I decided to check the console to see what was going on. Here is what I found, multiple times: 4/15/14 9:52:55.488 PM syncdefaultsd[20962]: ...
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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Hide month in menu bar in OS X

On my MacBook Pro the date is shown like this: I'd like to remove the word 'Chaitra' from the menu bar (Chaitra is a month of the Hindu calendar). How can I do that?
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Copy/Paste creates a hidden files

I have a copied music files to USD drive, but after copy/paste, the files are hidden. For example, in Finder: Console: And in hidden file there are a many attributes. Example: ...
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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Quicklook stopped working with xcode's .m and .h file suddenly

A week ago, quicklook stopped working with .m and .h files, instead it's showing me .m or .h thumbnail. I think that day a message box popped and i didn't read it i answered the question hastily. ...
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Excessive CPU usage from sysmond

Does anyone know what the sysmond application does on OS X? Lately it has been taking about 25-30% cpu constantly for no apparent reason. Things I've tried so far: Reboot SMC reset PRAM reset ...
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Should I have two iBooks apps for iOS and Mac?

I have iBooks 3.2 on iTunes (and my iPad) and iBooks 1.0.1 on my Mac (OS X 10.9.2) in the Dock. Do you have one iBooks app 1.0.1 for computer and iBooks app 3.2 for iTunes and iOS devices?
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How to click on an exact element in chrome using apple script?

I know it's website specific, but i'm just having a hard time understanding exactly how the do Javascript function works. For example, say I have this site to vote on and i wanted to run an apple ...
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Numbers '08: How to create a histogram?

I have data (ranging from 0 to 1, e.g. 0.61 0.23 0.99 1.0 0.89 0.0 0.42 0.42 0.86 and I would like to create a histogram with bins 0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.0 with the upper ...
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disable IP compression (IPCOMP) using LZS in OSX for Cisco VPN connection

I'm trying to connect to a cisco vpn. it used to work, now it doesn't. I recently upgraded to Mavericks and I suspect this is likely to be the cause. my syslog shows the following information when I ...
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How to disable screen sharing

I have some privacy concerns and would like to know how to disable screen sharing. I have tried turning of the WiFi but was then not able to use the internet.
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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Script to check Software Version

Hi i'm tryin to write a script to check software version. I want to pass my own variables, which are name of the Application and Version. Here's a copy. It's not working for me currently... i'm a ...
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Convert single unicode character to png image

I need to convert a Unicode character (e.g. ⦿; CIRCLED BULLET; U+29BF) to a PNG image for use within a reporting tool (Crystal Reports). I need to preserve the font, size, and formatting of the ...
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Mapping F13, F14, F15

I am a programmer and I would like to map all the unused function keys (from F13 to F19) on my Apple Keyboard to some useful chars like parenthesis: {, }, [, ] and quotes Is there a free software ...