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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Can't access the Guest port 7001 from Host on a different network

My Parallels Desktop 10 network configuration is set on Bridged network ->default adapter. I am trying to access a windows 7 guest OS from my Macbook Pro on Mav 10.9.4. The weird part of the issue is ...
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When should I register (i.e. pay to be) an apple OS X developer?

I'm a "team of one" and likely to remain so. I've been writing small programs for my own use for many years. For the first time, I have an app which I think might really be useful to others. The ...
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How can I get XQuartz working in Mavericks (10.9.4)? My $DISPLAY variable seems to be wrong

I have recently upgraded to Mavericks (OSX 10.9.4), and I have installed XQuartz 2.7.7 as well. However, my XQuartz installation appears to be broken. When I type xeyes, I receive the error Error: ...
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Messages not sending iMessage - Yosemite Beta 2 [on hold]

I've just updated to Public Beta 2 and have noticed that Messages is not sending iMessages anymore. It's trying to send SMS, but since I don't have a phone on iOS 8 (yet), that function doesn't work ...
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Why does Airdrop on OS X only work in close proximity?

We're all connected to the same WiFi but other computers only show up in the Finder when they are close by. According to this Mac Basics article, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on select AirDrop in ...
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Flash development enviroment on Mac [on hold]

new mac convert here.. for the past week, ive been trying to figure out how to set up a flash development environment on my mac.. to no avail.. previously, ive used a both adobe flash CS5 and flash ...
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Prevent logging out when switching user from lock screen?

I have enabled "Require password after sleep of screen save begins". After waking the computer a lock screen is displayed. On this screen, instead of logging in, it is possible to press the Switch ...
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MacBook Pro- Word audio suddenly not working

I have a MacBook Pro. I have Word 2008 (12.3.6) installed. I use Word to record notes in class every week. I did an update to my system (routine update) and all of a sudden my most recent notes last ...
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Customize external HDD spindown timeout?

It's possible to enable spinning down of mechanical hard drives using the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option in Energy Saver, and it's possible to customize the timeout period with sudo ...
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What unit does the activity monitor use in the energy tab?

The activity monitor of OS X show in the energy tab the energy impact. What unit does this value use? Is it Watts? If so, 327 seems a bit high for my taste. I am running this on the low end 21" late ...
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Macbook Air Screen Pixelation?

I was having trouble with my Macboook Air starting up so I held down shift while booting up which solved the problem of it not logging on. However, now the screens do this sort of weird pixelation. ...
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How can I mirror my OS X screen and functionality to an Android tablet?

Trying to create a cheap cockpit type chart plotter/navigation setup for my friends yacht. Thought the most cost effective way would be with an osx laptop we have running inavx (or similar) and an ...
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Retrieve data after deleting from Trash in OS X

I deleted some important data mistakenly from Trash but I need to retrieve it asap. Is there any way to retrieve it either in Terminal or manually?
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How can I play a MIDI file on my MIDI keyboard?

I have a MIDI file example.mid on my Mac OS X 10.6 laptop. The laptop is connected to a MIDI keyboard (old Yamaha Clavinova, if it matters) via a Roland UM-One mk2 USB-MIDI interface. Using Apple's ...
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App to organize my photos into folders by date

Is there an app on OS X that can sort through all your photos within a folder and organize them into folders and name each folder the date it was taken.
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How to identify application of hung menu bar icon

My Mac sometimes ends in a state with high CPU usage for SystemUIServer. This causes poor performance and decreased battery life. I can resolve the problem by rebooting the machine but the problem ...
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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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Run iOS/iPhone apps on Mac with Yosemite + iOS 8? [on hold]

With Apple seemingly having put significant effort into enhanced integration between Apple devices in the upcoming OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, will it be possible to run iPhone apps, including ...
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OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook from sleeping when downloading apps from the App Store

When I try to download large apps from the App Store whether on battery or AC power the displays turns off after time set and downloading also stops. The Energy Saver preferences are set to ...
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iCloud documents “waiting”

Ever since I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup to return from Yosemite to Mavericks, things have been a mess. I fixed everything but iCloud sync, which seems to be an impossible issue. It ...
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Finder freezes for several minutes when opening folder for first time after restart

After I restart my computer, if I try to open a folder the wheel at the bottom of the Finder window spins and I get the beach ball. This happens for several minutes (over 5 minutes) while loading the ...
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How to move “section”/change “section” margin in Pages

I've been a full-time Mac user for 5 or so years now, but sometimes the Apple way still confuses my Microsoft-conditioned mind. This is especially true of iWork. In the screenshot below, can someone ...
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How can I see if an e-mail is signed in “Mail” (using an Exchange account)?

Usually, a signed message shows a checkmark icon. Clicking on this icon displays the certificate that was used to sign the message: Not so when a message lies in an exchange mailbox, and is ...
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Switching between two monitors stacked vertically

So I have monitors stacked vertically. Is there away to get my cursor to move between the monitors by going to the top of the lower monitor to get to the upper monitor? Right now I have to go to the ...
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Removal of proposed updates

I don't want to update my epson printer driver since I'm informed that it's likely Epson's method of preventing the use of non-Epson cartridges. Is there a way to stop the proposed update from popping ...
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Dock randomly switches between screens. Any way to stop?

I have a iMac running OS 10.9.3 that has 2 monitors connected to it. Randomly, thourhgout the day the dock will flip either to the left or right screen. Its pretty annoying. Does anyone know what is ...
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Can I control window size and position when opening files via script?

I have a script that opens three shortcuts to VNC locations that open in Screen Sharing.app. I would like to specify where the windows go, and their size, when these screenshares launch - one ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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How to upgrade to the latest iMovie for free?

My iMac was bought in late 2008 and I recently updated it to version OS X 10.9.4. I still have the '08 version of iMovie. How do I update it? And why would I have to pay to do so if it is a built in ...
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OS X 10.9.4 - How can I limit the number of failed login attempts?

With OS X 10.9.4, how can I limit the number of failed local login attempts? I'm looking for something similar to the Windows Account Lockout Threshold mentioned here: ...
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Why doesn't (can't?) terminal support the x11 protocol?

It would be great to be able to x tunnel over ssh; why does one have to use XQuartz (etc) instead?
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Messages from my phone show up on my macbook air

My Macbook air keeps getting my phone messages but since the computer is a school computer it doesn't allow me to go into iMessage. What should I do?
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My Macbook can connect to ethernet over Ubuntu but not OS X

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and OS X Mavericks (10.9.4) on my 2014 Macbook Pro. When running Ubuntu, I can plug in the Ethernet cable and instantly be connected. But when running OS X, ...
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How to Eject All External Partitions Quickly?

I have an external disk with two partitions on it that I keep plugged into my MacBook Pro when I'm at my desk. (One is for Time Machine, the other just for extra storage.) Sometimes I need to grab my ...
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Why does my MacBook Air produce so much noise

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. This normally only occurs when I am using the MacBook at a high intensity. However, the fan stops only when ...
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How Do I Show External Disks on Second Display's Desktop?

I can see my external drives on all the spaces on my MacBook Pro's display, but I cannot see those drives on my external display. Is there a way to make them show up?
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Chrome/Safari Linkedin SSL certificate untrusted issuer

About a week ago after no particular actions from me, I tried to open linkedin.com and I got the screen you see. This happens with Chrome and Safari but not with Firefox. What should I do? Thanks
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Embedding files in Keynote

Is there any way to embed files in Keynote presentation? So, that others can click on it and download/open it in their machines.
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Is there any Geogebra application for OSX?

I just can find geogebra app for iPad. How can I find it for my MacBook?
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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ...
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How to remove blank space on the menu bar?

For some reason I have a blank space on my menubar, It doesn't happen on my second screen, and when i click it disappears but appears in the other screen and so forth. I haven't done anything to the ...
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List extensions that are opened with a specific application

Is there an easy way to find all the extensions that are opened with a given application? I'm asking because I have two versions of a software installed (Sublime 2 and 3), and some extensions still ...
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How to disable antialiasing (smoothing) in Preview for images?

I'm using preview for my iOS development to calculate pixel distance from elements. But now, I don't even remember since when it started antialiasing the lines, even 1 pixel line becomes a blurry mess ...
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Wireshark keyboard layout is incorrect

I just installed Wireshark Version 1.12.0 (v1.12.0-0-g4fab41a from master-1.12) on OSX 10.9.4 with XQuartz 2.7.7. Wireshark is doing something zany with my keyboard layout, but other X11 ...
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Something like GeForce Experience for OS X

I'm looking for an application like GeForce Experience but for OS X : a software that configures my games depending on the configuration of my Mac. I think there is nothing like that for OS X, so do ...
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Preview scrolling speeds?

When using Preview (on OS X 10.8 & 10.9) I noticed that the scrolling speed is too fast. I often read long documents and want to see in advance what are the chapters coming a few pages later. ...
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Extract a GPS track (as .gpx) from a series of jpg photos

I have a bunch of .jpg photos containing GPS information. What is the easiest way to extract the GPS information and save it into a .gpx file (or .kml, for that matter)? I have seen this answer ...
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Change source in Audio MIDI Setup via command line?

Is there a way to change the AirPlay source in Audio MIDI Setup via the command line (currently I'm doing this with GUI scripting)? My idea is to change the source with the defaults command in the ...
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What is the difference between 'Capacity' and '%iused' when running the 'df' command in the terminal

When I run the df command I'm getting different values for capacity and %iused. What is the difference between them?