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". it is be replaced by macOS to match its the format of watchOS, tvOS, and ios.

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Automator and Launchd: OSStatus error -10810

I have a number of automator script scheduled in launchd. All the scripts work fine and execute the workflow as expected. These are simple workflows that execute some finder actions and shell ...
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Cannot reclaim partition as free space

I'm trying to reclaim some free space for my main SSD but I'm having problem, the disk utility won't let me expand. Btw I checked for core storage and it said there wasn't any. I can't use ...
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Environment variable for a user's Documents folder?

When I'm developing with Xcode or maybe using tools like gulp or grunt I notice that the tools try to access resources from an incorrect path. I've observed the problem in more that one program so ...
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How can I identify the cause of this SSL error in Safari 6?

I was seeing an SSL error in Safari 6.1.6 (8537.78.2) on OSX 10.8.5 when visiting a website, and the debug information provided from the developer tools didn't indicate the source of the issue. The ...
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When dragging a window to another screen, it snaps to the top. How can I stop this?

Mac OS 10.10.x As in title. I find this very annoying and want the OS to stop trying to think what I want to do - especially in this case.
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Select different credit card for work related App store purchase

I'm using my personal laptop & iCloud account for my work as a software developer. My company would pay for a separate laptop but I choose to use my own for convenience. Also, saves me the trouble ...
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Why does mDNSResponder make Ansible run slowly?

I upgraded my OS to OS X 10.10.4, which swaps discoveryd for mDNSResponder. My Ansible playbooks, which previously ran normally, now run incredibly slowly - tasks that took seconds previously now take ...
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How can I remove all modifications I've made using 'defaults'

I've run a number of customization scripts and manually made a lot of changes in my environment using the defaults utility. Is there a way I can delete all of my modifications? Essentially go back to ...
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VMWare Fusion > Full-Screen Displays > More than one & fewer than all. (n > x > 1, n=total x=desired)

Just curious if anyone has figured out a way to force VMWare Fusion to use only a subset of the displays available when going Full-screen? (Available toggle is one or all) I want to have one display ...
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Problem with Livestreamer after updating Python to 3.4

After upgrading to Python 3.4 i get this message when trying to use livestreamer: /usr/local/bin/livestreamer: line 3: __requires__: command not found /usr/local/bin/livestreamer: line 4: import: ...
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How to make Open / Save dialogues stay in same folder in OS X?

OS X's open and save dialogues have a very detailed way of remembering (or forgetting, depends on how you see it) the directory you're working in. I have the impression it is saved individually for ...
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SIGSEGV kernel panic every 30 minutes

I'm experiencing a kernel panic every 30 minutes on my MacBook Pro and I don't know why. Here is the last log but I don't know how to read it! Process: com.apple.WebKit.WebContent [477] ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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One weather widget is completely wrong, showing that it is night time all the time

I use the weather widget on my MacBook Air dashboard to watch many cities current weather. I have opened multiple incidences of this widget, one for each city so each city's weather is displayed ...
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Changing color of text in terminal for program output

This might be answered already but I could not figure out a good way to phrase it to look for an answer so I hope you'll bear with me. I want to change the color of the text output on Terminal if it ...
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Ignore bluetooth volume control in OS X

Is there a way to ignore incoming Bluetooth sound-volume control in OS X? And is there a way to disable outgoing volume control via Bluetooth? Here's my situation: I have a bluetooth speaker that has ...
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What does photolibraryd do whenever I log in to my Mac?

Whenever I log into my MacBook Pro the CPU cranks up to 100%+ for a few seconds, my board gets hot, and the fans start going. I open up Activity Monitor to find that the culprit is 'photolibraryd'. ...
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Change Mac OS X Sidebar Icons

I have been unsuccessfully trying to change the Mac sidebar icons without the use of 3rd party software. As pointed out here, Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons, it would seem that editing the file ...
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Upgrade to yosemite stops for 4 hours

Upgrade to yosemite has stopped. It has the apple logo with a progress line half way completed. ⌥ Control+L does nothing. What should I do it has been this way for 4.5 hours.
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Safari broken, cannot install any extension

My safari refuses to let me install any extension. All installations ended up with a message: Safari can't install this extension An error occurred while installing the extension <extension ...
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Any way to get a calendar to show partial days

Is there any Mac (and iOS) program that can display entries in a calendar like that below This is how my work calendar outputs. You can see a multiday event (eg starts Sunday 1st evening and ...
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Adobe Acrobat - poor tool bar layout

I would like to know if: it's possible to configure Adobe Acrobat so the tool bar is show in one line, as the present arrangement wastes a lot space. Remove create and cloud buttons that I never use
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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MacBook Air storage suddenly full of movies

Last night a "storage almost full" message popped up on my screen and it says I have 73GB worth of movies, but I can't find any. I have no iMovies or Photobooth videos, and no real movie downloads, ...
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How do I locate and disable background PGP and Kapersky start up programs?

I had to uninstall Kapersky by deleting the application but the item still shows up on my task bar when I restart. Also, I have PGP installed on my mac, but when I telnet to port 25 of another server,...
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Why do app windows not extend to bottom of screen?

I run OS X 10.10.3 and occasionally notice (must've been there forever, it's not very obtrusive, but occasionally annoying) that windows which are maximized but not in full screen leave some space at ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my Mac,...
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Don't play iMessage notification sound on Mac if read on iPhone

I'm happily receiving and sending iMessages on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.3) and iPhone 4S (iOS 8.3). When I've read a message on one device it notifies about receival (after 30 seconds or so) on the ...
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Host OS VPN Enforcement, Virtual Machines allowed on local network

I'm trying to achieve the following goal on OS X 10.10, but I'm not sure what model or how I should go about achieving this. Caveat, this is actually quite a tricky goal, so think of it as a challenge....
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Version display on Right Click Open With on MAC OSX

I have developed an app which supports opening of text files. Everything is working fine except when right clicking on .txt files and choosing open with... it displays my application with its version ...
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passwordLastSetTime value returned from dscl format

In 10.10 (Yosemite) the directory service return the "passwordLastSetTime" value in epoch time, but adding to the epoch time there is also another value.. For example using dscl command to read the ...
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How to reliably keep network share connected for a specific user using automount?

I've got a Synology NAS and a Mac mini running Plex and XBMC, which streams content from the NAS. The MM frequently loses the connection to the NAS, for several reasons (e.g. after updating/rebooting ...
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Merging two accounts on a Macbook Pro with OS X Yosemite

I'm a first time MacBook owner and have recently completed the data transfer from my Windows Laptop to my Mac. As a result of this, I now have two separate profiles and would like to merge them into ...
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networkd - PAC Evaluation error

just a FYI, Mac OS X 10.10.3 was throwing the error below. I didn't find much just googling around and wanted to post what fixed the issue in my case. 5/4/15 6:30:18.410 AM networkd[209]: -[...
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Yosemite problem with Xbox 360 Controller Driver

A few months ago, I downloaded this Xbox360ControllerDriver, which I believe it was the .11 Version and was working fine by the time. Recently, I bought a new wired Xbox 360 controller, thinking ...
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How to: Automator, launch an app, as if I dragged n dropped file on App's dock icon?

Using automator, I know how to "Launch an App". I would like to know how to "Launch an App in a specific way". The app I want to launch, acts differently depending how its launched. If one: clicks ...
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Thawte SSL certificate issues after security update 2015-004

After upgrading my Mac to Security update 2015-004 I started experiencing issues on website that use Thawte SSL certificate and with mandrillapp SMTP which as well use Thawte certificate. I'm running ...
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Internal microphone not working (Retina Macbook pro late 2013)

My internal microphone is not working. It picks up sound only when i flick the outer microphone location. When I plug a headphone with a microphone, there is no problem. I took it to the genius bar ...
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Need to clean install Yosemite without knowing or resetting password

I have a laptop that I would like to get in working order. There are 2 main issues: I forgot the password. When I boot the laptop, I am seeing the flashing folder with a question mark which ...
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How do I specify placement of email signatures in Outlook for Mac 2011?

I cannot seem to find a way to set my automatic signature to be placed inline with my replies - that is, above the conversation thread and NOT at the bottom of the entire thread. It just doesn't make ...
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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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Enable chrome://flags/#enable-npapi via Puppet manifest

Any ideas how a Puppet manifest for OS X should look like to enable the use of NPAPI plugins in Chrome on managed clients? I would like to enable this settings for a big group of users remotely.
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Do the applications use less memory when they are moved to different displays?

Last few days I am spreading everything to separate screens, and noticed that I have few more GB of RAM free this way. I use everything the same way as before. Do applications use less memory when ...
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Have 2 different configurations for the same SSID

Let's say 2 different locations have the same WiFi name "MyPlace". Each have their own configuration, password, etc... Different companies, they just happen to have the same name. If I save one on ...
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xrandr settings and XQuartz In Multi-monitor Yosemite Environment

I am currently struggling with an inability to move Xquartz (either latest stable or latest development) windows in the top third or so of my screen, as also described by another user. My current ...
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Database for iPad

I'm a retired teacher using FileMakerPro5 which was licensed for us by the Ministry of Education here in Ontario. I've created a little journal program for myself and thought I might like to be able ...
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Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
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Setup launchd task to run when USB device is connected

I'm hoping to setup a script to run automatically when a USB device is connected, however I'm not certain how to trigger it. Unfortunately the USB device isn't a volume, so I can't use the onmount ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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Getting Garbled Alert popup in Yosemite

When I clicked on a proprietary dmg, I found this garbled alert. Whereas previously in the 10.8.x version, this DMG message is clear, it is unreadable with 10.9 and later.