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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Is it possible to configure Karabiner to toggle pointer-as-scroll after a button/key press?

Is it possible to configure Karabiner (formerly keyremap4macbook) such that clicking the 3rd mouse button will toggle using the pointer to scroll? Ideally I would like to be able to click the 3rd ...
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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Dynamically change opening app according to file folder

When I double-click, for example, a pdf file which is in the Desktop folder, I'd like it to be opened with Acrobat Reader. However, if the file is in any other folder, e.g. Downloads, I'd like it to ...
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I want to stop gmail messages appearing on my screen as soon as I log on

When I put my password into my mac and log on I get my gmail screen with its messages appearing together with other items how do i stop this happening. I am using OSX version 10.8.5 Thank you IR.
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How to move windows on Mac as in windows from keyboard? [duplicate]

I'm an ex windows user and I loved to move windows clicking on the windows logo button and using arrows. Is there something similar on Mac?
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Using VMware Fusion on Yosemite, how can I prevent crashes with sleep wake failure?

I am using VMware Fusion 7.1.0 on Mac OS 10.10.1 Yosemite. Every evening, I send my iMac to sleep. The next morning the mac usually sits in login mask - so it has rebooted. After login, I get "sleep ...
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Clear free space in Disk Utility

So I recently removed Windows 7 from my iMac, but Bootcamp didn't let me do it. I used Disk Utility instead. The old Windows 7 partition now shows up as free space. I want to reinstall Windows 7 again ...
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Google Chrome for OS X not detecting update

My version of Google Chrome on OS X doesn't seem to detect updates properly: There is a new version (40.0.2214.93 as of this writing), as the Google Chrome release blog shows. It doesn't give an ...
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Brief graphic glitch right before screensaver

I have a 2013 iMac running OS 10.8.5. Lately I've noticed that, whenever I manually initiate the screensaver (one of the included ones, "Shell"), there is a momentary graphical glitch before the ...
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Application Wrapper Dock

I would like to wrap the chrome application with another application in Mac OSX. I would like it so that when the user clicks on the icon it brings the app it to focus while clicking on the icon the ...
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iMac stuck at white screen - graphics issue?

I have a mid-2007 iMac that can't boot into OS X Lion unless it's in safe mode. When I turn it on, the Apple logo appears, then the loading spinner, then a white screen with no cursor. What makes me ...
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How can I check USB drive contents safely?

I would like to check the contents of a USB stick drive from a not-quite trusted source (my sister): is there a safe way to do this in OSX 10.9.5 or 10.10.1?
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Dota 1 in Yosemite

Is there a way to install and play Dota All Stars 1 (a famous mod of the original Warcraft and Game of Thrones) in Mac OS X Yosemite? Since OSX Snow Leopard Blizzard doesn't care with Macs anymore.
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Unable to click on the menubar

Recently I edited a *.plist file of an App in order to hide it from the Dock. Everything works but I can't click on the menubar anymore when the App is selected..! Any help? This is what I did ...
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Where are the iCloud Drive icons located?

For example, I need to know where the Automator folder icon is. I want to use it for a thing. Most system folder icons and stuff are in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/* But these ...
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Shell script to restart a certain process if it is not responding

I need an java application to run 24/7 on my mac. Unfortunately the JVM process sometimes gets stuck and thus the java application does not respond anymore. Is there a possebility to detect if a ...
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Background time tracking application

I've a bad memory, therefore I can't recall where I spent my time during last day, last week and definitely not last month. However I still need to log my hours and generate reports to track the ...
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My cursor keeps freezing

I have a late-2009 MacBook running OS X Yosemite. Every so often my cursor freezes for 5+ seconds at a time. "Swiping" on the touch pad doesn't move the cursor, nor does the two-finger scroll work, ...
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Why my MacBook Pro is so slow?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9,2). Few years ago I was using previous versions of Mac OS X, and it was a great experience. I've found it delicious OS for personal use. Today I use ...
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How to manually control processes launched on start?

Every time my Mac starts, about ~210 processes are launched, requiring about ~1000 OS Threads. With every Apple update this number increases. My laptop freezes for 1-3 min a couple of times per week ...
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How to repair ~/Library permissions?

While migrating to Yosemite, I manually copied some ~/Library files and folders from my old system to my new system. Now some of the affected apps show weird behavior. Often they cannot save their ...
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which os x will be good for pentium 4 pc?

I have an old pentium 4(2.67GHz) pc with 1760MB RAM, 80GB Hard-disk. I was wondering if i can install something different than windows xp on that.
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OS X Server - Device enrollment returns 500 Error?

I'm currently working with OS X Server (Yosemite) to try and create profiles for certain devices. It appears that I have configured the server correctly, and I have assigned a domain to it. When I ...
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Is it dangerous to interrupt the post-OS X update optimizing?

When I log in after every OS X update, I get a push notification saying that my computer is being optimized and that performance and battery life may be affected until it's complete. Is it dangerous ...
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Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely?

Is there a way to cancel or disable the minimize animation completely in Mac OSX?
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Run a shell script on visual alert

I have "visual alerts" set on my Mac, so the screen flashes white whenever there's a system alert sound. Is there a way I can also run a shell script whenever this happens? I'd like an attached LED to ...
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Activate Application Window on clicking dock icon

I would simply like to activate Application Window when clicking on the dock icon. Currently you must hold the icon to activate the functionality I would it to automatically occur just like Ubuntu's ...
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Native Mac timer app for Freshbooks

What's a Freshbooks-compatible native Mac time-tracking app that is still updated? I found a few that work on Freshbooks's site, but it looks like they haven't been updated in years. I can track via ...
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Caching HDD Files on an SSD

Given a system with a fast internal SSD, and a slower external HDD, is it possible to improve the HDD's performance using free space on the SSD without creating a Fusion Drive? In my case the external ...
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Cannot clean-install OS Yosemite 10.10 “File system verify or repair failed”

MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (Core i5 2500 Mhz/13.3"/1280x800/4096Mb) with SSD Samsung MZ-7KE512BW I had to replace my hard drive, now I have an SSD. I've been trying to install (any possible) operating ...
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + TAB, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with ...
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What is the differences between Dreamweaver_14_LS20.dmg and Dreamweaver_13_LS20.dmg?

I find that there are two versions of Dreamweaver CC for Mac OSX, one is Dreamweaver_14_LS20 and another is Dreamweaver_13_LS20. Can anyone tell me what is the exactly differences between these two ...
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Unable to Open /var/db/BootCaches/PreheatedUser/Merged.playlist

Running Mavericks and Disc Utility and fsck report no errors. Safe Boot reports Unable to open /var/db/BootCaches/PreheatedUser/Merged.playlist. Found a tutorial (or three) recommending to enter ...
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where to type the password for printing over internet and can not install the driver on 10.10

My company has a network printer KONICA MINOLTA C353, I have added it on my Mac. I know there is still a password needed to fill in, but I can't find where to input it. What a bad luck is that I can ...
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Yosemite Time Machine not backing up (existing and new backups)

I am having an issue with Time Machine. Since upgrading to Yosemite Time Machine has not been working. I have seen this seems to be a common issue but have not seen reference to my specific case. I ...
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What would happen if I force installed a Linux driver into Mac OS X?

So, recently I got a Mac system and I was planning to put in an Intel WiFi card (as an upgrade for its current card). Now, as we know, Apple and Intel do not get along WiFi-wise. However, this same ...
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...
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A way to add keypress to bring up login window

Is there a way to config the login window to require a (possibly hidden) set of key press before letting you to login? In windows that is the control alt delete dealie, but that is shown on the ...
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Menubar icons being cut off

For quite some time I've been having a few problems with menubar icons. Specifically long ones being cut off. Here the Adobe Icon and the play icon (for an app called Bee) are being cut off What ...
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How to find what cause Mac OS kernel panic?

For last times i have kernel panics at least once a day. Anyone have suggestions how i can find what cause issue and how to fix it? I have latest Yosemite updates installed. Here is latest Problem ...
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Weird copy-paste-behaviour in Yosemite (OS X 10.10.2) [on hold]

I have used Mac OS for 10 years now and have never seen this behaviour before and it is quite annoying. I made a short video describing what is happening. When I copy/paste text and start the ...
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Mac to Mac Remote Desktop - Full Screen Option?

I recently got a MacBook Air for work and when working from home I'd like to connect to it from my 27" iMac so I can leverage the larger screen for additional working space. I used to do this with my ...
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What keeps waking my Mac up from sleep?

My Mac constantly wakes itself up from sleep for apparently no reason. Middle of the night, middle of that day, it just can't stay asleep. Why? I ran pmset with the following results: [redacted]:~ ...
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Can't Clear “Form and Search History” in Firefox

I am attempting to clear the "form & search history" in Firefox, and the box is completely grayed out and will not allow me access. Any thoughts or suggestions about how to fix this?
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Does anyone know the name of this tool on Mac OS?

This looks like a file browser but I don't know name of the tool. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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copy address from email search window

I often have to find email addresses using the 'search' window in OSX mail. The search function will frequently find an address for someone, and show it in the popup window below the search window. ...
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If OS X doesn't use the X Server, then what does it use?

What is the window server on OS X?
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Universal autocorrect for Mac

I'd been using a spelling auto-correct in Windows that worked amazingly well (without being annoying). It basically uses the list of most commonly typos from Wikipedia and substitutes any occurrence ...