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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Should I delete the “Recovered Items” folder?

When I upgraded to Yosemite in October, it had some problems during the process, but after it finally installed, everything worked great. It still does, but I just need some more space for Guild Wars ...
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Time machine missing backups?

Yes, time machine missing backup folders/files has been asked before and gone unaswered. I can't touch those threads as a new, reputationless member. It's very dissapointing to discover missing ...
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Backup & Restore to fix GPT/MBR error

Problem: I had previously had dual booted my MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010) with OS X 10.8.5 (Encrypted) & Windows 7 x64 with a separate FAT32 partition which I was going to install Kali Linux on. ...
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Is there any way of mapping ⌘c to ^c

I use Screen Sharing on my Mac to access VNC servers on Linux machines. This works OK, but I have been using a Mac for years, and ⌘+C and ⌘+V have become muscle memory. I spend as much time undoing ...
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Finder Slow in iCloud Drive Folder

I've been using iCloud Drive for a while now on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. I primarily use it for storing Office documents, etc., and have had no issues with it to this point. Today I noticed that ...
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Not possible to create a sparsebundle image on a SMB mounted Volume

I'm trying to create a sparse bundle image from Disk Utility directly on my NAS (through a mounted smb volume): I then get the following error after a few seconds: Creating a sparseimage the ...
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Unable to load nib file MainMenu - *Please help*

Please help me, as I am desperate at the moment. I have a Mac with Yosemite (don't remember the exact version) I used Clean My Mac today, but it broke something; after using it, I can't open most of ...
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What are the valid users that need to exist on Mac OS X

For example with CleanMyMac username option I can see users like "Kerberos FAST Account", com.apple.calendarserver and large number of others all with system privileges with id 260 or below except ...
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How to stop Time Machine backing up log files inside application containers?

Time Machine does not backup log files in ~/Library/Logs But it does backup logs files within application containers. For example, log files in the folder ...
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OS X Yosemite always mounts usb-hdd to the new folder

I have a Seagate Free Agent HDD drive with NTFS formatted. Since there was trouble with writing to NTFS partition in Yosemite, I've installed OSXFUSE from dmg package and ntfs-3g from homebrew and it ...
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Snow Day Alarm?

I use my iPhone to wake me up for school in the morning. The one flaw in that workflow is that, as any student knows, snow day season is very much upon us. I also have an iPad (school-given and ...
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John the Ripper and sparsebundle password help

Around January 2014, my original hdd died on me, I bought a new hard drive and let the old one sit. Got myself an external enclosure recently, to recover my old work, only to realize my main folder ...
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Spotlight server is disabled on OS X 10.10

My Spotlight Server seems to be disabled. Trying any mdutil commands result in: sudo mdutil -a -i off 2015-01-23 21:36:57.318 mdutil[65971:6745925] Metadata.framework [Error]: mdsCopyStorePaths ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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What is wrong with “compress” option?

In finder, I can cntrl + click on a file and click "compress"... Sometimes. It seems that randomly the option just won't show up and I have to open a new finder window, or duplicate the folder first, ...
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Launch console application in iTerm on boot

How can I launch some command (console application) in iTerm2 on system boot? There should be only one instance of this application.
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Remove uninstalled applications from the Notifications system preferences

I noticed that in my Notifications system preferences there two entries for Twitter (the old one with the white icon) and the new one. The old Twitter application is long gone. How can I remove ...
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Chrome/Chromium scrolling is choppy and eats CPU

This problem has been around since I got my Macbook Pro Retina 2013, 13", 2.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD. Currently it's running the latest version of OS X Yosemite. Chrome's scrolling performance can ...
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Will SCPlugin work on Mac OS Yosemite (10.10)?

I'm looking for a svn client for Mac Yosemite (10.10) which is similar to TortoiseSVN on Windows and RabbitSVN on Ubuntu. I came across SCPlugin, when I could see that its latest version is dated as ...
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Possible to set window to full size in Yosemite when pressing green button? [duplicate]

In Yosemite when I press a window's green 'fullsize' button, it will be full size, but somehow differently from earlier way, I can not use change between windows shortcut, because window will claim ...
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I want to allow a specific port but still keep my firewall active. OS X 10.8

I have tried this from a previous post: The builtin firewall used by OS X is ipfw. To learn more about it from the Terminal you can enter man ipfw. To create a new firewall rule to allow incoming ...
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How can I tell Time Machine to keep using its former backup?

For some reason Time Machine doesn't think that the backups on my external drive are for my current computer. How can I point Time Machine at the former backup files so it can pick up where it left ...
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What does “EFI system partition couldn't be created” mean?

When trying to click "Repair Disk" on an external hard drive from Disk Utility, I got the following error message: ... Repairing the EFI system partition's file system Updating boot support ...
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How can I write a launchd service that will actually stop the service?

So I have a plist to keep monit running: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> ...
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Stymied trying to repair disc [on hold]

Here's the problem I'm trying to solve: I installed a game on my PS3 and it corrupted the drive. I installed the same game on my other PS3, and it corrupted the drive. (I sense a pattern here.) That ...
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Add an additional note into an Excel cell

I am trying to add a hidden note to a cell in Excel on a Mac. Is there a way to do this?
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I want to copy data from a text box under Settings, but drag and drop doesn't work. Is there a quick way to do it which is not OCR-ing the screen?

This is the text box. They're iCloud abbreviations. I want to export them, but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help me?
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Is it possible to include a shared calender from Exchange in the calendar app on Mac OS X?

I've Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed. On this machine you can find the calendar app. In Outlook it is possible to add a shared calendar from exchange. Here I don't need a username/password. I can easily add ...
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Is it possible to generate or update a recovery parition

We have started to replace hard drives in some MacBook Pros and Airs that are about 3 years old. We found out the hard way that FileVault encryption requires a recovery parition. If we install ...
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Is it theoretically possible for DirectX to work on OS X natively?

As far as I can tell, DX as a software-component is tightly wound to Windows as for hardware-acceleration and is provided as a set of DLLs and a runtime system for applications that depend on it; ...
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Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log?

Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log? I am looking through the log on an old MacBook running Lion. This has an error message every 10 seconds from an obsolete service: ...
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MacBook Pro w/ Retina 15" on Yosemite 10.10.1 — OS X Mail Notifications

I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to keep receiving Mail notifications even whilst the app is quit. Just like how Messages notifications still come up even if the app is quit. Any help is ...
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Installing system files in home directory?

I know that many of the directories in /System/Library/ have analogues in /Library/, and a fewer several have analogues in ~/Library/ as well. I also know that in at least some cases, when the system ...
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Mac OS X launchd: forbid starting a process in Power Nap (dark wake)?

What would be the best way to forbid Mac OS 10.10+ Launchd to start a Bash script when a MacBook is in Power Nap (dark wake)? Is there an elegant way to limit it only to "real wake", like: ...
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How can I redirect the output of screen to a file?

I'm trying to capture data from a Serial Port by opening 'screen' from the terminal. It works, I see the data coming but I can't figure out how to save it to a file. I tried to redirect the output of ...
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Partition issues after deleting Core Storage Logical Volume Group. Everything prompts an unmount error. HELP!

I followed the instructions on this link (last answer) to delete the Core Storage Logical Volume Group via terminal while pressing Cmd+R during startup. These are the functions I used in terminal: ...
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Which directory does Mac OS X 10.10.x keep iPhone back up file?

I backed up my old iPhone 5S with iTunes on Mac OS X 10.10,But It seems that it's not easy to find the folder. (In Windows,It's C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\backup) ...
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My iMac has been hacked via sshd. What now?

My iMac runs Mac OS X Yosimite 10.10.1 I accidentally had "Remote Login" enabled in my Mac's system preferences, so the sshd was running. I just notified in Little Snitch's network monitor window, ...
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Create a line separation for finder in the dock? (osx 10.10)

I was wondering if it would be possible to create a line separator for the finder app, just like the one found next to the trash can? The only behaviour difference that I'd like is for the line to ...
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App adds itself to Login Items each time it starts

How do I prevent an app from adding itself to the list of Login Items every time it starts? The app in question is Unified Remote, which seems to completely wonderful apart from this "bug".
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Microsoft Word 2011 for OS X, can I do full Justification like WordPerfect 6.x for Windows?

The way MS Word justifies text is to expands the text on each line by adding space between words and letters. The last line can look really ugly if it is pretty short. I.e. huge amounts of space ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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Based on my listed needs, which email client fulfills the most? [on hold]

I am looking for an email client, I don't know if Apple's Mail.app is the one that suits my needs best but there are so many options i felt i should defer to the community. I first am going to list my ...
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How do I turn on my Gaming Keyboard for a MacBook pro?

Basically I have a coolmaster Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and I plugged it into my Macbook pro and I discovered it never lit up. I walked up to my brothers HP computer and plugged it in and it worked ...
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AntiVirus for Mac running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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Easy way to clean up OS X system files

Is there an easy way (without completely formatting the disc) to clean all the files in the system folders like bin etc and just leave the needed ones? Different pythons installations like anaconda ...
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Can thief use locked MacBook Air?

My MacBook air was stolen from my apartment a few days ago. I got the address on the find my iPhone app, but then it said that the MacBook was locked, requiring a code. I didn't lock my MacBook from ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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cross device iCloud mail sync slow

Im using iCloud mail on my ipad, iphone, macbook. When I sort or delete an email on my iphone e.g. and then take my pad or osx, I first have to sync or wait until the changes are synced to this other ...
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Finder doesn't launch when a specific user logs in

There are three user accounts on a system running Yosemite 10.10.1. When a specific user logs in, Finder does not start. The keyboard shortcut for Force Quit (Command-Option-Escape) works, but ...