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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Enabling AGC logging in OSX 10.7.2?

I'm trying to enable AGC logging in Mountain Lion to the kernel log: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Ruby and osx, clipboard status detection

My question: is it possible to detect when clipboard was pasted into other app ? With use of RubyMotion, Macruby, or Apple Scripts maybe ?
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Good documentation about securityd,SecurityAgent and loginwindow

I am looking for good documentation about securityd,SecurityAgent and loginwindow. I am particularly interested in as to how these processes work in unison during Mac OS X login and authenticate the ...
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How do I remove black rectangles on the desktop screen in os x 10.8?

Shown to the left of the screen, on the middle. Moving a window over it does not remove it, however restarting does. But then they reappear after a while.
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Keyboard shortcut within Mission Control for choosing a specific application window?

I use Mountain Lion and want to know if there are keyboard shortcuts for moving around and choosing a particular application window within a given active desktop in Mission Control. I chose an option ...
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Is there any way to speed up kdiff3 startup time?

I recently switched over to OS X from Kubuntu and am trying to get my favourite development tools working. In Kubuntu I always used kdiff3 as my git difftool. I can get it to work on OS X, either by ...
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Screensaver on external screen only

Is it possible to start the screensaver (preferably the origami style) on only the connected external monitor? I want to be able to use the second display as usual. A third party app would also ...
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OSX changing backgrounds- iphoto folder doesn't update

I have the background image on my OSX desktop set to change every x minutes- it chooses a random image within a specific iPhoto album. However, when I remove photos from that iPhoto album, the ...
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How to download Mountain Lion installer after changing a store?

I'm going to upgrade my machine with ssd drive, so I want to make a clean install. I was told that I can redownload the installer via Mac App Store, but the problem is that I used the store of other ...
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Help needed with Boot Camp Setup

I have a 2009 27" Core2Duo 8GB RAM iMac. The hard drive is a brand new 3TB with a fresh install of 10.8.3. I want to install Windows 7 64bit. I set up some basic settings and have a backup at the ...
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How do I get TimeMachine to backup a FUSE filesystem?

I have - /Users/me/Documents/ /Users/me/Documents/ADocument ... /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/ /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/AnotherDocument ... TimeMachine will happily backup /Users/me/Documents and ...
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How can I increase java heap size on my Mac running PS3 Media Server?

i've some issues running ps3 media server on my MacBook Pro 13" on OS 10.8.3. When I want to play a MKV on my xbox throught PS3 MS, no matter which movie I try, it plays only for 10s then the java ...
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Do Java security settings in Mountain Lion cause java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError?

In a nutshell, I have a java app that crashes in java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError and I'm looking to see if my OS/Java settings might be causing this error. I cannot change the security settings ...
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How to split jointly used iCloud account/Apple ID?

My wife and I use the same apple ID but do not like cloud because we do not want each other's contacts or phone numbers. How do I take her off our joint ID, keep that one for myself, and set up her ...
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Can't ping a linux server with MacOSX. Software related

I'm having an huge problem with my Mac, from months. I have at home a linux server, a CuBox. It's running Archlinux, running fine. Everything works. But the Mac can't ping the CuBox. I will paste ...
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allow sudo only at a specific time of day

Is it possible to configure sudo so that it only works at a specific time of day, say, from 9AM to 10AM? In Linux, this can be done by editing /etc/security/time.conf, but I don't know if this is ...
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software kvm for osx / windows

I have a dell 27" monitor with the dvi input connected to my windows machine and the display port connected to my macbook air. I can change the input manually but it's fairly tedious. I'm looking ...
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Mountain Lion on brand new MacBook Air gives warning that it's using Legacy FileVault?

I set up FileVault a month ago on this new machine. Everything seemed to be working fine. But now when I go to System Preferences>Security & Privacy>FileVault when logged into a Mobile ...
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Some USB devices work, some don't on Macbook

Some older USB devices such as flash drives or mice work on my Macbook 2007 model, but newer ones are not recognized. Any ideas about the diagnosis and the cure?
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Setting the config for PHP 5.3.15 and above

I have PHP 5.3.15 running on my Mac (OS 10.8.2). I have Apache running with virtual hosts. Also, I've installed FreeTDS for connecting to MSSQL. I still need to configure the /php/ext/mssql to run ...
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OSX - How to find out which process eats up memory?

My MacBook Pro has 8G RAM. Recently memory leak offen happened. Page outs and swap used kept increasing. The last time it used ~8G swap space. But in Activity Monitor, I can't find any process has a ...
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Is there a way to display an on-screen alert like the volume control feedback?

I am building some home theater integration, using my Mac Mini as a central hub. I have figured out how to use the HTTP or raw TCP/TP commands on my home theater equipment to turn them on, off, volume ...
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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 ...