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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Get info: sizes displayed in MB first

One thing that I miss and would like to have back, is when I get info on one or more files, the size displayed first is not the MB rounded one, it is the size in bytes. The image below shows on the ...
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Most efficient way to get all files in a directory

I have a million+ files spread across four fiber-connected arrays. I need to get the path, filesize, and last_modified date to insert into a mysql database. What would be the best way to do this? ...
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How to chat with multiple Apple ID's?

I have two Apple ID's to have Messages chat sessions for work and private separated. Is it possible to use these both at the same time, on my Mac, at home? Now, I can only login with one Apple ID at ...
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How can I sort by phone number type or length in Contacts in OS X?

I use Contacts on my work Mac to manage my phone numbers. I want the internal phone extension to display first. This is currently stored as one of three "work" phone numbers for most of my contacts. ...
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Reduce volume of 'blip' sound on Macbook

When I click on the volume buttons I hear the 'blip' sound. I got how to disable it But generally it is good to get feedback sound so I don't want to turn it off completely. I want to reduce the ...
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Remove recovery feature from recovery disk

I mistakenly made a recovery disk from my USB external Hard drive. By making recovery dosk I can no longer use its entire 500 GB space. Now I want to restore this disk to original state so that I ...
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Mac Mini 2011: Blurry font at native resolution on Mountain Lion

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with the Radeon 6630m connected to a Samsung 226BW through HDMI to DVI and I'm dual-booting Mountain Lion and Windows 7. My problem is on OSX, the font seems a bit off and I ...
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Increase Screenshot Size (Resolution)?

I sometimes use the screenshot feature copied to clipboard to paste it quickly when I need it. I usually use that in Mail, however I always realize that the picture sent is really small in size ...
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External USB DVD drive + Time Capsule (or AirPort Extreme) =?

As Apple's more recent laptops (and even the iMac now, sadly) are moving away from internal DVD drives, to use CD/DVDs you must buy an external DVD drive, that plugs into a USB port. But if you need ...
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Macbook Pro boot options wont work, corrupted hard drive?

My macbook pro was running really slow, so I restarted the computer. Now it wont start up at all, I get the flashing file with a question mark. I also tried a bunch of the boot options like holding ...
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Why can't I move a window below the dock?

I'm trying to move a window so that I can see part of the title at the top of the dock, basically the text in between where the individual icons on the dock stick up. I am fine with this as basically ...
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Does OSX save geolocation data related to my preferred wifi networks?

Does OS X save geographic location data for my preferred WiFi networks, and if so where can I find this information?
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I get an error message when I try to update any app

I have about 40 apps that need to be updated, mostly iOS but also some OS X. Some are free and some are ones I bought previously. I have only ever had one apple account and am still using it, but when ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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Customizing new-window placement

Is there any way for a user to customize how OSX chooses where to place new windows? It would be great if I could create rules for how that's done, especially if I could do it per-application. To be ...
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Change events alert default time in Apple Calendar

I need to change the alerts preference in Apple Calendar. I would like all the alerts for events on a particular day to be given the day before at a specific time (6 am). Now I can do the day before ...
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Move cursor in steps using mouse keys

Every time I tab on one of the numpad keys to move the cursor with mouse keys it doesn't move enough. Is it possible to customize how much it will move with one tab on the key? I want it to move like ...
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muCommander: copy files excluding?

I run muCommander on Mac OS X 10.7.5. I would like to set a copying options when I copy a folder/files: file mask, attributes(hidden). P.S. The problem is when I copy one project to a different place ...
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Restarting from bootcamp makes virtualization software run extremely slow

i've an issue with every dedicated software used for virtualization. My macbook pro 5,3 (2,66ghz P8800, 8 gb ram, ssd ocz agility 3 120 gb, hdd installed into the cd slot; mac os x mountain lion ...
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OS X iOS VPN issues

I setup a VPN server on my Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N router at Macau, and use it for access website over China Firewall when i travel in China. On Android and Windows, everything work fine, however on my ...
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Restore OS X 10.6 Time Machine backup to OS X 10.8 iMac

I just got a new iMac and have tried to use Time Machine from Snow Leopard, but Mountain Lion does not see the older back up (it is on a USB drive). All of my music and photos are in my back up and my ...
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Safari auto correction jumps

For a pretty long time I have the problem that the auto correction in Safari doesn't always work as it should. So it often happens that I write a word, and on pressing the spacebar it replaces the ...
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OS X Mail embedded audio player flakey

Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails that have an embedded audio. The main cause is that my phone system is set to forward voice mails to my email. But this issue applies to any source of ...
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Not able to log into the LINE VOIP service using a MacBook Air via wifi at home

I have a MacBook Air with Corei5 and it is connected to web through a netgear wifi router at home. I am able to connect to the web without any problems but I am just not able to log into LINE using ...
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Color Calibrator auto-calibrates after every change

I want to calibrate my display using the built-in calibrator (Preferences > Displays > Colors > Calibrate). This worked great in the past, but since last week it behaves strangely. When I start a ...
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Can I export my account configuration from Mail app and import it into Outlook?

I am meeting an unexpected issue where Mail app connects just fine to my Exchange 2007 server given my email address, login and password (autodiscovery), but Outlook 2011 fails to connect. If I try to ...
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My Mac has stopped working

I installed bootcamp about a month or two ago and I installed windows 7. Well everything worked just fine until one day whenever I would start up my computer and hold down the option key the Mac ...
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Is there a utility OR applescript that will filter Y keystrokes temporarily?

Looking for a way to run a script OR a utility that will actively block keystrokes on my QWERTY keyboard. Specifically, I want to turn off the Y key, if you're curious. It is a 'problem hotkey' in ...
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Hide/Show menu bar similar to dock?

Do you know if it is possible to hide/show the menu bar similar to the Dock? I found about Menu Eclipse , but I think you can't use the menu bar space, and additionally it costs $1.99. Do you know ...
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Why won't Mountain Lion Mail connect to Custom Dovecot IMAP server where Lion Mail connects just fine?

I am trying to set up a new Mountain Lion install on a mac mini to connect using Mail version 6.2 with IMAP to my custom Dovecot mail server which is on an old G5 on my network. My Macbook Air ...
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I am downloading something with 300~1200kb/s? Any help?

Today I noticed that my system is downloading something and the download speed is around 300~1200kb/s. I tried everything that I could thing of... installed Little Snitch 3 and I did not see anything ...
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Can't delete e-mails from Mail app

I have a mail account with lot of e-mails stored on server (around 100 thousand). I would like to clean it using Mail app and delete all unnecessary messages. But so far no luck Store deleted ...
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Freeze issue after installing an optical bay drive

I am having issues after I installed another drive in the optical bay. When I wake the computer from sleep, it randomly freezes within 0-5 minutes. I cannot do anything, the mouse won't move, trackpad ...
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Where does a Fusion Drive store Time Machine local backups? Should I disable local backups?

Time Machine in OS X does store local backups (snapshots) on the local harddrive if you have Time Machine enabled. Even if you backup regularly, the size of the local backups increases steadily. In a ...
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Restoring Mac (with bootcamp) to factory settings

I am interested in restoring my Mac (i.e. wiping the OS X portion of my harddrive back to factory settings). However, I also have Windows 7 installed (via bootcamp) on my Mac (using 60GB of my hard ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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How to modify the transmit queue length (buffer) of the network interface

How can I set the transmit queue length for a network interface on OS X? On linux the command would be: ifconfig en0 txqueuelen 5 but OS X doesn't recognize txqueuelen as a valid option (nowhere ...
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Cannot write to SMB Share with Terminal OS X 10.8

I am trying to copy some files from my local drive to a SMB share I have set up on my home network using Terminal, but I keep getting this error: fchmod failed: Permission denied The share is set ...
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What can I use to organize a large music collection?

I'm looking for something similar to MediaMonkey on Windows, for things like: batch editing of metadata automatic tagging based on folder structure creating folder structures from metadata (the ...
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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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Ip blocked since I updated my Mac to Mountain Lion

Since I've upgraded my mac from lion to mountain lion, the ip 5.9.31.48 (api.shellycloud.com) appear to be down (ping said that "Host is down"). So I think that there is somewhere a firewall rule that ...
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How to stop WebSense from authenticating every 10 minutes on a Mac

My company is primarily a Windows shop and uses WebSense to filter Internet traffic. WebSense uses Active Directory to authenticate the user for Windows. On a Mac, it opens a authentication dialog ...
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Completed Reminders not syncing to iOS from OS X

Running the most recent version of OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6.0, I'm able to sync all my Reminders between all my devices. However, though the Reminders themselves will sync across all my devices, ...
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Creating a system/service user (update-proof)

I want to run a couple of web apps and services on my Mac. (10.8.2 Server) For every webapp/service I create a seperate user to make it more secure. (So i can sandbox them in their home directory) I ...
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Screensaver greyed out in Mountain Lion

Recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, noticed my screensaver has stopped coming on (on mains, my laptop will quite happily sit awake and idling for 4+ hours. My power saver settings are on 15 minutes ...
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mountain lion & vmware fusion bridged ethernet issue

I am running Mountain Lion and I have gone back to using VMWare Fusion to run my local development environment. However I had added a second network adaptor within VMWare Fusion and I am setting it ...
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How to removing print drivers from Lion?

I am working with an school trying to load print drivers on iBooks running OS 10.6 and 10.7. I loaded the latest drivers for the printers but found that they did not work correctly. I went to the ...
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Syncing old iTunes to new iOS?

I have iTunes 10.6.1 installed on my Mac. My mac is version 10.6.7, and I cannot upgrade it because it is on an image with software update disabled. I just updated to iOS 6, and obviously can't ...
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Can RedQuits be made to work with Chrome and OS X?

I am used to RedQuits as I like Chrome to behave the same way under different OSes (i.e. closing last window quits application), but I can't make it work on a new iMac with Lion. Others have similar ...
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Problems using the ZTE Data Card AC2737

I use a MacBook Air with the Mountain Lion(10.8.1). After upgrading from Lion, my Reliance Data card which is a ZTE AC2373 has stopped connecting. Is there a solution? What data cards work with this ...