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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Macbook Pro 2014 Retina with Yosemite (Remove all Mac OS x and Install Windows 8.1 Pro or Mac OS X again if possible)

Me and my ex-girlfriend purchased a macbook pro last year, This is the new 13inch MBP with retina display and has no cd drive. I have never used a macbook pro other than to surf the internet. We ...
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How do I enable Personal Hotspot in the OS X WiFi menu?

I have two Macs: my work MacBook Pro (retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and my personal MacBook Air (13-inch, bought July 2013). Both are running OS X 10.10.3. When I click on the WiFi menu on my Pro, I see ...
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How to find out process owner of unidentified windows?

I have an odd error that I have not been able to associate with an application or PID properly. In Windows, there is Process Explorer with the very handy target function that allows you to click it ...
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MySQL no longer starts uninstall/reinstall doesn't seem to work

I had MySQL installed via the MySQL installer and it was working great. I managed to corrupt the database somehow and it wouldn't start up anymore. I didn't have any data I needed so I figured I'd ...
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Plug and Play Scanners for Mac?

I googled and searched cnet, best buy, etc, to see if there is a list of high speed scanners that are native to mac. I need a plug and play scanner for Apple. Anyone know of a list or site I can go ...
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Unable to recover files using The Sleuth Kit's tools on Mac OSX Mavericks

So I'm trying to learn The Sleuth Kit on different operating systems and file systems. I've previously successfully recovered files from NTFS (Win7) using TSK's tools. Now I'm trying the same on HFS+ ...
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Can I get rid of the Mickey Mouse glove?

The cursor changes to a mickey mouse glove when hovering over links. I'm coming from the Linux world and there doesn't seem to be an option in the settings that can change it, it is driving me insane. ...
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Is there a command similar to Linux's command-not-found?

Most Linux operating systems have a package like command-not-found (http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/command-not-found), which provides suggestions when a shell command was not found, e.g. because ...
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How to stop mouse from zooming in when trying to scroll down

In trying to zoom down, the mouse has taken to zooming in his entire screen. As in, magnifying the entire screen, focusing on where the cursor is. This happens when quickly scrolling down a few ...
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OS X: How to get Reminders.app to stop asking for permission to determine your location

Every time I add a location-based reminder to Reminders on iOS, the Reminders.app on OS X asks for permission to obtain my location. Is there any way to get OS X to permanently give permission to ...
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Tags not associated in OS X

I have tags assigned to my user created text file and it wouldn't show on finder. I have assigned, Green icon / tag (renamed to environments) to associate a text file. Tag gets assigned good. Atleast ...
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How to show/hide invisible files and folders from Service menu?

How to show/hide invisible files and folders from Service menu? By default files and folders whose name start with . is invisible. In order to show them, you can use the following command in ...
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os x hide needless SSID

Hi, As shown with this image, I'd like to know if there is a way to hide all needless networks in wifi search's results. Maybe a simple tweak that, when is activated, will only show preferred ...
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Is there a way to completely remove all data access, including WiFi, on iPhone 4?

We want to give our teen a phone for talk and text only. She has to earn trust again before having access to anything online. We are upgrading and would like to hand down one of our old phones. Our ...
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Accidentally did rm -r ~/.Trash

What should I do now? Will my computer work properly if I just create a new Trash folder?
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fast user switching is too slow

I would like to employ multiple user accounts and fast user switching on my Mac for various reasons (q.v. Why every Mac owner should use Fast User Switching), but I find that fast user switching is ...
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Uploading images from a Mac to an iPad

How do I upload my photos from my iMac to an iPad 3? My operating system is OS X 10.9.5
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i rest my iphone 4 and its got a loading sign on it what do i do? [duplicate]

hay I recently got an I phone 4 second hand and I didn't want everyone else's stuff on there. so I rest my phone and its been stuck with a loading sign on the front screen yesterday and my home button ...
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Unknown tag in finder

I have an external SSD which i used on my previous mac. The SSD had couple of files tagged in various colours (green, red etc) When i moved to new MAC, the files still retain their colours and is not ...
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Have 2 different configurations for the same SSID

Let's say 2 different locations have the same WiFi name "MyPlace". Each have their own configuration, password, etc... Different companies, they just happen to have the same name. If I save one on ...
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To concatenate with BSD Join

I want to concatenate in BSD Join. Data Model Decreasing Constant Increasing 2025 75.5 82.5 89.5 2035 65.5 82.5 102 2050 49.5 82.5 112 and error configuration in ybar Model Decreasing Constant ...
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OSX firewall blocking torrents outside of VPN

I've seen plenty of tutorials for this around for Windows but I'm wanting to do it on OSX Yosemite. Is it possible to configure the firewall such that torrent traffic will only ever be permitted when ...
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Wallpaper flickering

I've noticed after updating to the latest OS X update 10.10.3 my desktop wallpaper flickers frequently. The flickering will momentarily go if I have a window cover the location of flickering but it ...
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How to find .bashrc or .zshrc?

I just got a MacBook Pro and am in the process of trying to get GNU commands installed. I'm following this guide, but I don't know how to do: Then add the following line to your .bashrc or .zshrc: ...
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xrandr settings and XQuartz In Multi-monitor Yosemite Environment

I am currently struggling with an inability to move Xquartz (either latest stable or latest development) windows in the top third or so of my screen, as also described by another user. My current ...
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Shortcut to Change to a Specific Font

Is there a way to change to a particular font style using a single function key? For instance, I would want to be able to change any font to "Helvetica Bold 16" every time I press F5 if rich text is ...
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How to recover NTFS volumes after accidentally formatting drive as JHFS+ volume?

I was reinstalling 10.9 Mavericks on my dual boot setup. I had 2 separate HDDs for 2 OS, both Hitachi 500 GB. But i accidentally formatted the Windows 8 HDD (NTFS) to Mac extended journaled. I had ...
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Make Yosemite Installer USB drive that does not require internet access

There are plenty of instructions on how to to make a Yosemite installer USB drive that work using either the createinstallmedia program or Diskmaker X. However, when I take that drive to a machine ...
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How to change date format on menu bar without extra apps?

This is how it looks right now These are my "Language & Region" settings There is clearly a bug involved. I don't want use an app to solve such ridiculously simple prolem. It should be ...
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Export developer accounts from Xcode

I want to export developer accounts at Xcode from one Mac to another, so I created a .developerprofile file as per what said here: How do I transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer? ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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How to suppress the Delete From All Devices confirmation in the Photos app?

I installed Yosemite 10.10.3, which comes with the new Photos app. Seems nice so far... When deleting a photo on my MacBook, a warning message is shown: I don't need to see this every time I ...
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Database for iPad

I'm a retired teacher using FileMakerPro5 which was licensed for us by the Ministry of Education here in Ontario. I've created a little journal program for myself and thought I might like to be able ...
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Enable Quick Look for text files without the .txt extension

Doing Quick Look on .txt files if very convenient (select in Finder and press space). Is there a way to enable Quick Look for other text files which don't have the .txt extension (e.g., .strings ...
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How do I get Safari on OS X to stop ignoring the protocol part of a URL when the hostname starts with “ftp”?

I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on OS X 10.10.3. We have a server that's accessible over both FTP and HTTP. This server's name begins with "ftp." Whenever I try to connect to this server over HTTP, Safari ...
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How can I get Image Capture autorun turned off when inserting media? OS X Yosemite 10.2.2, 2015

Every time I insert an SD card or a drive via USB, dang Image Capture pushes its way to the front of my screen. This is just since the Yosemite update--I can no longer find an option to only launch ...
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Is there a way to run a bash script everytime I print something?

I wanted to run a script that changes my background image whenever use the printer. Is it possible? Is there a way to know when OS X is printing something?
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Finder Issues, Crashes and Zombie Finder Processes

Finder has shown, for a few weeks now, the following symptoms: About 12 to 24 hours after a restart Finder shows refresh issues. That means that new files are not shown, old files however are still ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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No colour dots to tag folders. Macbook Pro, OSX 10.10.3

I have just recently bought a used Macbook Pro with Yosemite installed. So far everything seemed to work ok, except today I tried to tag a folder with the coloured dot and found it not possible. The ...
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Migrating from Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS) to OS X (dev environment)

I'm about to migrate from Linux to OS X and I wonder if will encounter issues with development, as I probably will need lots of packages which are available in apt, yum package management systems. How ...
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How to access Greek symbols on OSX (Mavericks)?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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How do I remove icon from the launchpad if I already moved app to trash

So, I had an app, and removed it (moved to trash) Now, I can see its icon in launchpad (when I click it says "You can't open the application "Name" because it is in the trash.). With only button OK. ...
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Connection to shared network server sometimes stuck connecting, needs restart to fix

Sometimes on OS X Yosemite my connection to a shared network server is stick connecting, while the server is available. OS X simply won't connect to it using Finder and the Connect As... button ...
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Finder doesn't show newly created files anymore unless restarted

The title says it (I mean, when a new file is created in an other application). This started happening today, and I think this may be related to an error message which I got the first time in ...
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Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
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How do you lengthen the amount of time that Time Machine keeps hourly backups?

Time Machine keeps hourly backups for 48 hours by default before purging for daily backups and I'd like to extend this further (to a week of hourly backups). Is there a way to change the config to ...
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How to set up Mac for multiple user remote access log in and a shared network drive?

I have users who want to share a highpowered mac in a lab. It has a decent processor and a ton of RAM. They want to be able to remotely access this mac from both PC/Mac just like a user would be able ...
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Why are some shortcuts modified with the Shift key while others are modified with the Option key?

I have used Windows for all of my life. In Windows, shortcuts are (almost) always initiated with the Control key. Modifications to those shortcuts are then done with the ⇧ key. So, for example, you ...