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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Mac OS X Hebrew UI breaking Safari?

I've changed my MacBook UI to use hebrew in 10.7.3, but since then Safari refuses to upload files. Whenever I have a form with a file upload and I click "submit", the page reloads without submitting. ...
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3 finger select and drag freezes Finder

Using the 3 finger drag to swipe across document icons and then dragging from one finder window to another (say drag and dropping to an external drive) freezes the icons in their position on the ...
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why does less seem to think my terminal has more lines than it does?

Don't know if this is really an OS X question, but: less seems to insist that my terminal (whether I'm using the builtin Terminal or iTerm2) has more lines than are actually displayed, and so the top ...
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Can't see properties panel popups/windows in eclipse

Is it me or is it bug in Eclipse (Indigo Service Release 1) running on Mac OS Lion , that when in XML layout design mode, when I select any property of widget, its not displaying popup nor the drop ...
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How do I configure a VPN in Lion?

I've tried to configure VPN in Lion (both L2TP and PPTP), but it never connected successfully. The same VPN works fine in Windows 7 and the iPad and other mobile devices, so I think it could be a ...
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Parental Control Time Limits not taking effect

My step-daughter has an iMac with OS X Lion. She has an account that auto logs in, with no password on it. Previously, we'd been using the parental controls to keep her from getting up and using the ...
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Disable OS X Portable Home Directories for specific hosts for all users, not just individuals?

Would it be possible to block any and all Portable Home Directory services for specific hosts? Something like MCX's "MobileAccountNeverAsk-" but for the whole workstation? We have a network with both ...
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DVD Player Upconverting

I have a Mac Mini connected to a 1080p television, does the apple dvd player (or the OS or whatever) upconvert (like standalone dvd players do) the DVD to 1080p resolution?
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iTunes slow to read from SD Card in Macbook Air

I've recently bought a Macbook Air and I'm using a 64GB SD card to store my iTunes library there, so iTunes is constantly reading from the SD Card. The first times I used it I was quite disappointed, ...
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Populate Pages Chart Data via Applescript

Right now I'm copy and pasting between Excel and specified places in a Pages document. For instance, I'll copy cell B7 and find "B7_Value" in Pages and replace it with the copied value. Here's an ...
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OSX 10.7.2 can't shut down

When i click on shutdown nothing happens. I've tried repairing and verifying the hard-disks. Rebooting in safe mode, resetting PRAM, SMC. Nothing seems to work. The only 2 ways i can shutdown now is ...
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Chrome shortcut for selecting web content

Is there a keyboard shortcut in chrome (on mac osx) to let me select the web page content? Sometimes after I goto a web page I want to start scrolling using my space bar but it gets stuck in a textbox ...
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Migrating data from Tiger to Lion

What is the easiest way to migrate data (software, documents, bookmarks, etc.) from an old Mac OS X (probably Tiger) to Lion? Time Machine with Migration Assistant?
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Bluetooth mouse quit functioning after lion 10.7.2 update

I will be as short yet detailed possible. The devices are Microsoft IntelliMouse Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The keyboard still works. The mouse no longer works properly since I updated from lion ...
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Problems with diacritics on vnc-viewer under Mac OS X

I have an iMac desktop and a Mac Mini, both running under OS Lion, and both under my local network WiFi (iMac with a cable and Mini on WiFi). I configured "Screen sharing" on the Mini and installed ...
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Auto Join networks on Os X Lion - auto fill password problem

When I connect to my Uni's networks (which require me to enter my username and password) Os X Lion displays an "auto-join" window looking like this: Unfortunately auto fill appears not to work in ...
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Remove extra icons on startup

I used to have two iMacs running Lion connected to each other via Firewire. On starting up a computer, two icons representing both computers would appear. I would select one and type in the password. ...
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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memtester hangs in single user mode

Trying to test as much of my 8 GB of RAM as possible with memtester, I encountered a hangup in single user mode, but not when running memtester on my admin user account. vm_stat is used to calculate ...
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Trouble launching Adobe AIR debugger after installing & uninstalling Port proxy

This is a rephrased post of this question. I haven't had any luck over on Stack Overflow, and I'm a relative newb to the macworld, so thinking there could be some mac guru's out there to help me. ...
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Proxy won't work without telnet

This isn't a problem as such, more an irritant that's begging for a clean solution. At work we have a couple of Macs which I'm trying to get integrated nicely into Active Directory. We enforce all ...
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Can I set priority for certain start-up services?

I've set up a Synergy client on my copy of Lion. I have configured it to auto-start on login and for my computer to auto-login. However, it takes about 2-3 minutes for the Synergy service to finally ...
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Why is file sharing missing from sharing preferences?

File sharing is not an option for me under 'sharing'. The image above illustrates the lack of file sharing, but I do have the following items: dvd or cd sharing screen sharing scanner sharing ...
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switching spaces causes finder to crash/restart

I'm using Spaces on Mac OS X 10.6.7. Recently, several times a day, when I switch spaces using a hot-key (Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, etc.), the Finder application crashes and restarts. That's moderately ...
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curl gives error - possibly fink related?

When I try and run curl in the OS X Terminal I get the following error: dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libcurl.4.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/curl Reason: Incompatible library ...
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Couldn't locate MessageTracer database (at path /var/log/DiagnosticMessages)

Whenever I open "About this Mac" > "More Info..." and navigate to logs there is an entry with the following content. Any idea what I can do about it? /usr/bin/pmset -g log: Description: Power ...
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Safari on Yosemite stops loading tabs if a new one is created

If I visit a site in Safari, and before it loads, create a new tab or switch over to an existing one, the loading stops in the initial tab. Has anyone else experienced this as well? None of the ...
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how to install Mac osx 10.8 to a empty HDD?

Hi I have a bootable usb for 10.8 . But my Mac's HDD is fully empty, how do I install this OS to my Mac ? Thanks!
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Hide a Disk Image from Finder Searches and Finder Searches

I have created an encrypted Disk Image on my mac for my sensitive files. I can't get to the files unless you type a password, but you can search for the files in Spotlight and Finder. I really don't ...
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MBP 2011 OS X installation bug

I have a MBP 2011 that had OS X 10.6.8 and worked perfectly. Well, I tried to upgrade it to the new 10.10 and it doesnt work anymore. During the installation process, the "file system verify or repair ...
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Reinstall Mac OS issue

I got Yosemite 10.10, now I want to use reinstall option from recovery menu. I hold cmd+r and see this screen: I pick Disk Utility to check if I have disk Then I close Disk Utility and open ...
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OSX Yosemite - Photos -

I liked that the events showed only thumbnail images on iPhoto and if i wanted to open a particular event then i got to see all the images from that day. In the new photos it just shows albums and all ...
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Mac book won't run osx

I use Yosemite and after I hard restart it I can boot back again, so after select user and enter password in 1 min mac shows me gray locked screen. I don't care about osx, but I need to copied my ...
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How to turn off multiple all day Calendar notifications?

In Calendar for all-day events OSX shows notifications every hour on the day BEFORE the event AND on the day of the event. How can I leave just one notification for all-day events? In Calendar ...
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Power_On_Hours and 'ac -p' differ

Have recently purchased new MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 (128 GB) and noticed that there is an 9.5 hours difference between ac -p command result and "Power_On_Hours" S.M.A.R.T. value. Does it mean that the ...
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iTunes keeps opening

I'm using OS X 10.10 and my iTunes (version 12.1.2.x) keeps opening. the only behavior pattern I could observe seemed really bizarre - It would open when I would click in my Firefox window. I retested ...
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Rebooting a Mac with a frozen application

I have just realized I do not know how OS X manages applications. Today Google Chrome froze on my OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. After it froze, I simply quit it using "Force quit". I have even sent a report ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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New Pro can not create netboot set in deploystudio

I tried creating new DeployStudio NetBoot Set. For some reason after it starts creating it, I get the error "DeployStudio NetBoot set Creation Failed! An error occurred while trying to create the ...
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troubleshooting Finder (and disk access?) speeds — Dropbox extension problems?

I am on Yosemite 10.10.3, though in the public beta program (which now is in sync with releases). I am also in the Dropbox beta, now on 3.5.58, for what it's worth. File access is curiously slow now. ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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Bluetooth does not appear on System Profiler on Apple MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.0 15" Early 2011

Bluetooth won't appear on the list on the System Profiler nor can it be activated via System Preferences on Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Early 2011. I can't load the bluetooth preference ...
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Graphics distorted while using Spaces in OSX 10.10.3

Since I have upgraded to OSX 10.10.3 I started getting graphics hang up in Spaces. I've never had this problem before the upgrade. I'm on a MacBook Pro (mid-2012). I have four Spaces and I've ...
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How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly

I work in folders on a shared drive on a mostly-Windows office network. I keep these in the "favourites" bar in Finder for easy access. Most of my working days start like this: I open Finder, and ...
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Bluetooth Headset won't stay paired after restart

I have a Macbook Pro early 2011 running on Yosemite with all updates installed. I have a bluetooth headset which I pair with my mac, it works all good until I shutdown and re-boot my mac. I will no ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Why is the accountsd process eating so much CPU?

Why are the accountsd and securityd processes using so much CPU on OS X 10.10.3? I am on a Early 2011 Macbook Pro. What are these processes for? Is it safe to kill them? The machine has only been up ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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Can iTunes on Yosemite use ExFAT? On Mavericks I think you can

Short version of the question: can iTunes 12.1.0.50 on Yosemite using ExFAT drive as the Library or how to make it work? I have some USB Flash drive and external SSD drive. It seems that I can ...
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MacBook Pro boots to black screen with pointer

For a moment, it displays a prompt like you'd expect at runlevel 3 of a Linux or UNIX workstation. I've rebooted, disconnected everything else, reset the PRAM and SMC, disabled File Vault. I had ...