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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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
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How to revert to public version of Yosemite after the 10.10.1 version auto updated

I originally opted into the Yosemite beta plan and made regular backups to my time machine. Once the public version was out I assumed that would be it but i have just realised that last night, OS X ...
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OSX Messages: missing contact's avatars after Yosemite upgrade

The Messages app avatars won't show anymore after Yosemite upgrade. - Anyone here having the same issue? Workarounds? Thanks for sharing!
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Dashboard Grid on Yosemite

So, what happened to the good old grid that we could see on Dashboard? The grid was useful for aligning widgets and managing the space in a better way. Now, it seems that I have to guess. Is there an ...
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mail filtering bug (Mail.mdimporter)

Sometimes my email is not getting parsed into the Spotlight database correctly. Email addresses on the To: line do not all get added to the kMDItemRecipients or kMDItemRecipientEmailAddresses ...
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Remove Duplicate Shared Computers

After my upgrade to Yosemite, I am seeing a couple of extra shared computers in my finder sidebar. There are two additional computers that seem to be copies, based on their naming, having (#) ...
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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'Offline' push notifications Mail.app

I've been browsing the web for several hours now, but I can't find a clear answer on this: Is the native Mail.app capable of receiving 'offline' PUSH e-mail? I've tried the following: In settings - ...
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How to unlock disk after unsuccessful upgrade?

I tried to upgrade to OSX Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I had only 4GB of free disk space. Everything went fine until it said only a minute remaining. This was on for 8 hours. Eventually I restarted the ...
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Finder Problems after Updating to Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite from Mavericks. Everything seems to be working normally, except Finder. When I open a Finder window it is empty. Even if I open the Applications folder - it is empty. The files ...
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Cannot replace existing files in a folder (Yosemite)

I am having a problem with the Finder, Copy and Replace to be exact, and I was hoping someone could help me troubleshoot. I am have been on Yosemite for one week and just noticed the issue a couple of ...
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Upload Videos from Sony Camera to specific Youtube channel?

I have tried QuickTime so far, I cannot specify the channel: only email and all channels tied to the same Gmail. I have Final Cut Pro. How can I upload videos to specific Youtube channel in OSX from ...
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Using USB-powered monitor with Mac

Question: Is it possible to use a USB powered monitor with a Mac? I believe these connect simply (and only) via USB. Detail: I would like to use a small tablet-sized monitor (approx 12 inch) with a ...
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Confirmation Dialogs in Yosemite

In Mavericks and lower, when a confirmation dialog, such as , popped up, there were 2 states. The button that would be activated if you hit the space bar and the one that would be activated when you ...
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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Is there a way to “reposition” the sound source when using headphones?

Whenever I use headphones to listen to music or synthetic noise (e.g. one of those white noise / natural sound apps), it sounds like the source is coming from inside my head instead of somewhere "out ...
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Can't Update Yosemite “Show Details” loop

I was on the Yosemite Developer Preview all summer and now I can't install OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 1.0 1) It alerts me that there is an update (everyday) 2) I open the App Store and click ...
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ibooks error: “Zero Kb of 9.22 EB” on Yosemite and failed downloads

I have recently upgraded from OS X mavericks to yosemite in a new mac mini. The previously downloaded ibooks are available to read while the new free ibooks like "Apps At Work" AND "iPad Profiles ...
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how to convert windows drivers for mac

I have a wireless model, but they have provided the driver for Windows only. I would like to use it in my MacBook. To convert it to Linux, I found there's a tool called ndiswrapper. But I need a ...
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Re-directed screenshot location via defaults file doesn't work

I'm sure everyone knows about the standard changing default location where captured screenshots are stored. A simple sudo defaults write com.apple.screencapture location <enter path to folder> ...
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Memory pressure explosion due to grunt task

So I created a quick icon using PSD to add to an existing sprite sheet that I generate using Compass SASS. When I ran grunt compile this happened to the memory pressure: OSX 10.9.5 running Mavericks ...
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OSX Yosemite mail archive

I upgraded to OSX Yosemite last week, everything was working perfectly then yesterday when I opened my mail box, there were all new archive boxes and all my previous archives were missing. Can anyone ...
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View message source application reset back to TextEdit

When I right-click on a message in Outlook 2011, and click View Source, it used to open in TextEdit. I recently installed http://www.texts.io which has set itself as the default editor for that file ...
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How to reset all Yosemite's settings and preferences to default?

I used this script to modify settings on my mac. See full script here defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \ "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" \ ...
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Multiple global keyword shortcuts for the same entry

In Mavericks under System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts is possible to assign per-app or global keyboard shortcuts. The problem is that I could't find a way to assign multiple shortcuts for the ...
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Safari “Back” button on Kensington trackball

I have a Kensington "Expert Mouse" Trackball with 4 buttons. I have setup one of the buttons to do "Back" in browsers, finder etc. This is working perfectly in Firefox, Chrome, OS X in general, but ...
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Filter jabber messages in Messages application (Yosemite or Mavericks) by contents

I need to ignore (not get notifications and never see in the conversation if possible) messages (received using a jabber account) that contain certain strings. For example, if a message ever contains ...
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How to make the Finder's search result in Mac OS X ordered by time it's been found?

When in the Finder you search for a file or folder, the list of result gets refreshed with different order as the search is in progress. This is very annoying because most of the time I can see the ...
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How to use PHPstorm with Apache of XAMPP?

The above is what the configuration looks like, but when I click on Open it gives me a forbidden message I tried to do the following not he terminal, because I read that forbidden could mean that ...
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Remove dock notification badge for apps not in notification center

For nuisance apps that set a badge notification icon, but which are not in the Settings Notifications center, is there a way to block the badge icon? Spotify, for example, creates a notification for ...
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Preview.app cluttering Desktop folder with temporary files

When I open a PDF attachment in an email it opens in Preview and also creates a temporary copy of the PDF file in my Desktop folder. Over time, this generates a lot of clutter. Is there a way to ...
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Problem with PATH after installing MySQL

I'm looking for help concerning a problem with my Terminal. After some researches on differents websites, forums, I'm not the first one in that case, but all the solutions I've tried sofar did not ...
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How can I make windows translucent?

A few weeks ago I was running Yosemite beta and I forget what I did but it made all of the windows see-through. I remember I did not use terminal at all. I was just using my computer normally and ...
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Reconnect to VPN automatically

I have a Softether VPN server v2.00-9387, which is OpenVPN compatible. I am connecting to it via L2TP protocol on my Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.5 computers, using built-in network connections, ...
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Permission problem between a shared partititon

I'm sharing a partition between multiple installation of OS X. The username is the same and the "uid" (501) also seems to be the same on all these installation. I can read the files on this shared ...
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Why won't my drush script run as a Launch Daemon?

On the command line I successfully run this: /usr/bin/php /usr/local/opt/drush/libexec/drush.php '@hostmaster' hosting-dispatch or even: drush '@hostmaster' hosting-dispatch and ...
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Yosemite and coreaudio outbound traffic

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite my Mac Mini is filling our network firewall syslog every minute with a UDP denial to a private address (10.61.0.119) outside our network. I made sure that updates ...
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OSX - Prevent speakers from getting enabled automaticaly

I had disabled my speakers in OSX. When I opened GoToMeeting or if I get a call from Skype, then the speakers are automatically enabled. How to avoid from applications deciding and enabling speakers ...
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External disk boots installation system, but not installed OS

I have an external NewerTech Voyager Q, connected with Firewire. In it I have my old internal HD. I used to have OS X Snow Leopard on it, so it's correctly formatted and bootable but it would never ...
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Networked devices not visible in Yosemite

I have a Synology NAS that I have attached to my network. After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see this device from my MacBook Air. Other Macs on my network running Mavericks can see and mount ...
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How to share files only within a particular subnet?

Suppose I have a repeater on the subnet 192.168.100.1, is there a way to allow file sharing within the 192.168.100.x subnet only? I don't want the machines connected to the repeater to pop up under ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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Define Route with Gateway and NetIf

Hi I'm using some VPN software that isn't the default OSx VPN support. When it connects it clobbers my routing table, putting all traffic through the VPN. What I want to do is have something like ...
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How to retweet without confirmation dialog in Twitter.app for OS X?

Whenever you want to retweet a tweet in the official Twitter.app for OS X the app asks if you're sure that you really want to retweet to all your followers. Is there any way to suppress this warning ...
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A shell script to open files as root in an IDE?

What I'm trying to do: open multiple system (Apache and PHP config) files to edit in my IDE of choice (Coda). The files are owned by the system, so root permissions are needed to edit them. sudo ...
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Is it possible to have two guest accounts with separate language settings?

I have a shared use OSX machine (running Yosemite) used by a varying set of people with mutually exclusive language and keyboard needs. Most users use the guest account and all settings get reset ...
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How can I change some of the system default preferences used for the guest and new user accounts?

I have an shared OSX machine (now running Yosemite) that is used by a large group of people, most of which are not normally Mac users. A couple of the most regulars such as myself that need persistent ...
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Is there a way to clean up possibly invalid disks that only show up on Mac OS Recovery through ‘diskutil list’ in Terminal? Does Recovery use them?

Hopefully that question is clear enough, and hopefully this is just me being silly. When I boot into the Recovery Partition, go into Terminal, and run 'diskutil list', I get quite a few tiny and ...
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Upgrading OS X frees disk space — why?

I noticed that every time I upgrade OS X to a newer version, a significant amount of disk space (10-20 GB) is freed up. This applies both to minor (10.9.4 -> 10.9.5) and major (10.9 -> 10.10) ...