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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OS X Mavericks crashes with active Hot Corner, Keynote 13 and Mission Control

Just wondering if this happens only to me: What you need: OSX Mavericks - Hot Corners, Mission Control Keynote 13 What to do: Open Mission Control from a hot corner while the progress bar is ...
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Looking for documentation on name resolution in OS X

How does name resolution work in OS X? It has all the regular BSD tools, but none of the applications use them and the man pages just include a disclaimer instead of pointers to useful information. ...
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Cannot find FileMerge (opendiff tool) but I have xcode 4.6 installed

When I attempt to run FileMerge as a GUI for Opendiff, I receive an error: $ git mergetool -t opendiff Merging: Gemfile Gemfile.lock ... Normal merge conflict for 'Gemfile': {local}: modified file ...
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My external hard drive is full, now I can't mount (or see) it

First off, I'm using a 3TB western digital external hard drive with a mac-mini running Mavericks osx. I was backing up a lot of data to my external hard drive, and then I went away for a few hours. ...
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Notification message's delay before hide

I made a script to upload images, it shows a notification, but it stays on screen for a very long time until I close it by click. Is there a way to decrease the delay for this notification?
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Configure OS X Application Firewall to allow non-signed software with UDP protocol

I understand OS X has the Application Firewall which allows you to control connections on a per-application basis, rather than a per-port basis. I have developed an application that utilizes UDP and ...
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Mouse pointer becoming visible in fullscreen applications

There are some fullscreen applications which hide the default mouse pointer, such as movie players (MPlayerX, VLC), screen sharing client, some games, etc. On my computer in many of these ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Opening Terminal shows a list of ttys - unable to use

Having the latest Mavericks installed, I tried to update PATH using nano and creating a .bash_profile file. I'm not sure what happened, but now when trying to run Terminal all that shows is a list of ...
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Change gedit theme on OSX

Gedit is a fantastic programmer's editor (for the budget conscious) on OSX. The default GTK theme is looking dataed though. Possible to change? I'm talking about the native-app version, not the X11 ...
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Can't create an encrypted disk image (permission denied)

I am trying to create a new blank disk image from the Disk Utility and when I select any kind of encryption and click on 'Create', it says it is unable to create the image because of 'permission ...
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Is it possible to allow non-Domain Admins to bind to Active Directory?

Active Directory allows non-domain admins the ability to join Windows computers up to 10 times (by default). However, this does not seem to apply to OSX. We've seen that only Domain Admins or ...
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unexpected error (error code -10813) when changing file association

In the Finder file properties of a EXE-file, I wanted to make all EXE-files to be opened with DOSBox. On "Open with:", I selected DOSBox and then clicked on "Change All...". Then I get the error ...
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Option + arrow key no longer working in certain apps

Using OSX Mavericks on a rMBP, I've been working in Sublime Text 2. All of a sudden, the skip word shortcut is no longer working. I've tried: resetting my computer running killall Dock resetting ...
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Time Capsule showing monitor icon in Finder sidebar

Normally my Time Capsule is seen in the Finder sidebar under "Shared" with an icon of a disk drive by the name of the Time Capsule. Now it keeps showing a monitor icon by the name of the Time Capsule, ...
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Splitting user and system across multiple volumes

I'm migrating from a large HDD (1.25TB DIY Fusion Drive) to a pair of SSDs (256GB + 1TB). I want the 256GB one to mount as /, and the 1TB one to mount as /Users. In previous versions of OSX, you could ...
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How to mount a VMware startup disk as read-only?

I am using VMware Fusion 5. I have several disk images (*.vmdk mostly) that I would like to mount as read-only. They are sensitive disk images that should not be connected to the internet, nor should ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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Problems with USB Audio

I have a 27" last gen iMac. I bought a two Jabra headsets to use them with softphone clients. They don't work on my Mac (OS X Mavericks 10.9). I can hear audio (although not that well), but I can't ...
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Mac OS X trustevaluation agent is stuck

Am doing frontend dev for a web app on Mac OS X 10.7.5. In the last couple of days I observe that whenever I refresh the webapp am developing, the server (written by other people) takes a long time to ...
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Log time and battery percentage on charger disconnect

Is there any way to create an event or a script that will log the current time and battery percentage each time the charger is connected or disconnected?
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Copy AFP Link Item on Command I menu

I work in an environment where server links are constantly shared, but afp is seldom used. In many ways, the afp link for a file is nested at least two levels away from the first step of getting file ...
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Cannot completely eject my external hard drive on Mac OS X 10.9

I am using Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). And wanted to attach my external hard drive to VirtualBox ubuntu virtual machine. To do this, I should completely unmount and eject all external disk partitions ...
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“The MIDI Server can't be opened” OS X 10.8.5

When I open MIDI View at Audio → MIDI → Setup then I get loading and after more than 30sec: The MIDI Server can't be opened. Audio MIDI Setup couldn’t open the MIDI Server so you can’t view or ...
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Profile Pictures in Wiki OSX Server

I created 10+ users on my osx server (10.8.5) and enabled the wiki-service. It works! But when I log in to the wiki using Safari on another mac, all my colleagues profile pictures are missing. I DO ...
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Why doesn't USB PS3 controller appear under /dev/?

I'm trying to program a PS3 controller. When I plug it in on Ubuntu it appears as a file under /dev/input/js1 but when I plug it in on MacOSX nothing appears under /dev/ although I can see the details ...
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Is there a tool/hack that enables dragging windows from one monitor to the other in Mission Control?

Right now I have dual monitor set-up as shown below. When I activate Mission Control it looks like this: Now I want to drag the Finder windows to the other monitor as indicated by the arrow. ...
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Windows / Linux VNC to Mac OS X not clear

I can successfully connect via VNC from my Windows and Linux machine to my Mac OS X. However on connection, the client view shows very large windows and they are all transparent. I can move the ...
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How can I open a URL on connecting to a specific wifi network in OS X?

Some wifi networks require logging in through a browser after connecting, in order to gain internet access. In many cases it is possible to log in by opening a specific URL without having to click ...
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VMWare fusion shared folder not found

I have ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac, and I've set a shared folder: But when I go to /mnt/hgfs the folder is empty and I cannot access the shared folder in any way. PS: VMWare fusion version is 6.0.1 ...
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osx 10.8 horizontal scrolling in application using trackpad

In some OSX applications I can only vertical scroll, how can I horizontal scroll? is there an app? Hot Key? I can manually scroll left and right using the scroll bar but I want to do this with the ...
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Some applications are no longer launchable, due to their format being incorrect

Recently some applications have started failing to open when double clicked. I rebooted into the rescue OS, repaired my FS (no errors that I could see) and booted back into the latest Mavericks. I ...
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Single User Mode Break Command and Pause Screen from Scrolling

Ok so I am used to a Dos how do you pause the screen output in single user mode and how do you break out of a command / pause the screen in single user mode
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PPC emulator to run MacOSX 10.5

Is there any PPC emulator (for either Intel Macs or any Linux) which can run MacOSX 10.5 PPC? My current research only points me to PearPC and the latest post/release was from 2011. On the homepage, ...
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Outlook 2011 Mac - Is there a way to change folder using the keyboard only?

Recently moved to Mac from Windows world, and loving it in general, though I'm missing some support for "power users". Specifically in this case, I'd like to be able to "Move to a folder" (not a ...
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Is there any programmatic way to remote desktop / vnc from mac to mac? Is there any native support?

My end goal is to be able to remotely trigger a remote desktop / vnc login. I'm not very familiar with OS X, so pardon my ignorance. Is there any native support for this? Perhaps I would be best off ...
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OS X Mavericks Switches to First Space from Full Screen upon Wallpaper Change

Note: I don't believe this is a duplicate of OSX keeps switching to the first space, because I don't use the Google Drive application. I use two displays, and I run various applications in full ...
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Apple Software in monetized Youtube videos? What do I refer to as Rights?

I have a quite successful video on Youtube that features OS X Lion (yes it's an older video, but this question is about any Apple software if possible). That's great and I'd like to monetize it, ...
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Can't encrypt external hard drive

I'm trying to encrypt an external drive of mine using Apple's built in drive encryption tool into OS X through Finder. The drive is formatted as Mac OS Extended(Journaled) and I'm plugging the drive ...
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Login Loop on OS X Marvericks and WindowServer Problem

I having a problem with my OSX Marvericks on Macbook Air. I just restarted my Macbook and now I can't login with my user account (darvein) but I can login succesffuly with other user account ...
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Sync Wifi Passwords on OSX with Android Phone?

Question. I have a Macbook Air, and an Android phone (errr phablet!). I go out a lot with both, and every time I go to a new venue, I need to put the wifi password into both. Question: do you know of ...
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Create key, certificate signing request, p12 file and provisioning file on Ubuntu for Mac keychain

I use Ubuntu OS most of the time but I also have used OS X for quite a time and now I only use it to maintain my iOS apps. I am trying to create private key, certificate signing request for ...
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Can I navigate Finder with keys other than arrow keys, such as Ctrl-N?

In Column View in Finder, it seem like the only way to use the keyboard to move a pane to the right is by using the right arrow key. In any other view, the only way to move up or down a file seems to ...
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Option key in Photoshop CC on OSX Maverics switches function of everything and prevents shortcut key combos

When trying to use a combination of keys for a shortcut in Photoshop CC on OS X Mavericks, the option key hijacks the situation and makes Opt-Shift-Command-S unable to work. Does anyone know a way to ...
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USB Keybard not activated at boot

I've got a Mac Mini with Mavericks with a WASD Keyboard v2 (ISO layout) attached. When I boot the system the keyboard is somehow not recognized by the OS (i.e., I type and nothing happens). The ...
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Users cannot change their password when connecting to OS X Server Mavericks

I set up a bunch of users on my OS X Server 3 (Mavericks) requesting they reset the temporary password I gave them. However, no one is able to do that: when connecting via AFP for the first time, they ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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Afloat 2.4 SIBML plugin doesn't work with all applications

I just started using Afloat (2.4) on OS X 10.9. It works great for some applications (Chrome, XCode, iTerm) but in some applications the menu entries are missing (Finder, Thunderbird, MS Office) and ...
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How can I use reverse video without messing up graphics?

Under accessibility settings, OS 10.6 (home) and 10.8 (work) offer one option for color themes: you can have the default black-on-white theme, or you can have reverse video. I find the default theme ...
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com.apple.dock.extra crashs every few seconds

It seems that some part of the Dock is constantly crashing on my machine, running Mavericks. com.apple.dock.extra creates a crash log about every 10 seconds: ...