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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Ensure that the user is signed in after a reboot via Terminal.app

In the User settings I have Automatically Sign In as: . However, when I reboot the machine via SSH in the Terminal.app the machine reboots, but does not sign in the specified user and is stuck at the ...
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bootcamp bootable usb cannot be created

os = Mavericks 10.9.2 BCA = Version 5.1.2 I have downloaded an ISO for 64 bit windows 8.1 after that i tried to make bootable usb from boot camp assistant but every time when its come to copying file ...
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Stop windows from resizing automatically?

OS X keeps hitting a pet peeve nerve that I have, and it is normally happening with internet browsers. I'll describe two examples: When using Safari, I am surfing normally on one web page. I open a ...
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How to click on an exact element in chrome using apple script?

I know it's website specific, but i'm just having a hard time understanding exactly how the do Javascript function works. For example, say I have this site to vote on and i wanted to run an apple ...
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os x teleport : login other computer

i am now using a second mac at home imac and mac pro. anyways, teleport is a superb solution to using both machines. i am having to reboot the 'remote' machine for various reasons during setup of the ...
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Reconnect network shares in Parallels Desktop

In OS X I connect with Finder (cmd+k) to a NAS and mount one of it's folders to MyShare. In Parallels I have specified the mounting point of MyShare to X:. Starting the Parallels VM after connecting ...
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OSX Server log ServerBackup postgresql error

I am running OSX Mavericks running latest Server. There must have been a homebrew update for postgresql yesterday because only since then I have had this error every hour: ServerBackup[....]: ...
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Move fullscreen application in front of “Desktop 1”

At one point I had a fullscreen finder window in front of every desktop (or space). Now it seems that nothing can come before "Desktop 1" anyone know how I might be able to move desktop 1 or move ...
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Manage links handling in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

How can I manage the way my OS handles different links? For example I have several site specific apps (those in reality just launch a separate Chrome instance limited to the url, for example ...
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Gtk 2 looks nice, Gtk 3, not so much

I like the look of GTK2 and 3 on linux. Search gtk 2 for mac and you may see what I mean. I like the look of GTK 2 on mac, but not GTK 3. It looks like Windows XP Cheaper GUI edition! YUCK! How can I ...
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OS X 10.9 - ICS - how to modify bootpd.plist

From what I have read, booted.plist can be modified to change the way that ICS normally operates? I used to be able to share my wifi connection thru ethernet into a client machine using ICS just with ...
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Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
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Eject button next to disk in list view does nothing?

When I go to Computer from the Go menu in the Finder and view the list of mounted drives, I can mouse over an eject button for each removable drive (within the list of drives in the window, not the ...
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Very large WebConfig.log on Mac OSX 10.8 Server

On a Mac mini I administer I recently came across the file WebConfig.log as it was roughly 7 gb in size, and increasing with 80 mb per day. Every other second this is added to WebConfig.log: I, ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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How can a manual passkey be set to pair a bluetooth keyboard?

I am working through the process to pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard as described here and can't figure how to perform the manual passkey setup. SingleShot has mentioned of a way to manually set the ...
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Microsoft Word file is “being used by 'another user'”

Some MS Word DOCX files, and an occasional Excel XLSX file, appear to be open by another user when opened from a server volume. The error message is "Filename" is being used by "another user". Do you ...
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How can I automatically add a fax cover sheet

I've got a USR Fax Modem setup on a mac mini server. Everyone is able to send faxes using this thing. Pretty cool. However, I'd really like to create a cover page that would be attached ...
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Open all folders by another app than “Finder” in OS X 10.9 (Mac)

I have successfully removed Finder from the dock to make Forklift app (another explorer app)a permanent habit for exploring files and folders. The only issue is the folders now as double clicking on ...
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How to clone a bootable USB drive?

I have a USB drive that contains a bootable version of Windows 7, and I would like to make an exact copy of it, including boot sector, etc. so that I can easily restore it if needed. Is it possible ...
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Jarfiles opening in Unarchiver?

I'm primarily a Java programmer and I work with a lot of executable jar files. I found this morning when I booted up my MacBook that all of my jar files now default to open with The Unarchiver rather ...
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Why is OSX Mail suddenly not showing me the correct messages for “Red Flag”

I just went into my mail as I often do and clicked on the Red Flag filter. Strangely, it's showing four random messages from my ancient history, none of which are flagged. It's not showing the dozen ...
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Shortcut for PDF preview in Word

Is there any way to setup a shortcut to generate a PDF preview of a word document?
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Can't Install SDL With Homebrew

Help, i'm trying to install sdl, but it keeps giving errors. I have Mac OS 10.6.0, i'm using the osx-gcc instead of Xcode, because i got this mac refurbished, and it didn't come with the install cd. ...
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Is it possible to change a single application's audio device setting?

There are times that I want to continue letting most audio play out of my display's built-in speakers (music, for ambience, etc.), but want to plug in headphones so that a single application's alerts ...
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Can Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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Can I reinstall cups without reinstalling everything?

I have managed to mangle my OsX Mavericks installation and attempted to use "brew install cups-pdf". Is there any way to just reinstall the base OsX Cups software short of a reinstall of the whole ...
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Periodic freezes - possibly related to CoreAnimation?

For many months, I have experienced occasional lockups on my Macbook Pro 8,2 running OSX 10.9.2. Actually, I had what I assume was a related problem in 10.8. I have the 2.3GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB ...
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OS 10.9.2 and Keynote 6.1 show X and ? on older slide decks

Opening an older Keynote presentation on Keynote 6.1 on 10.9.2, we see a giant x with a question mark in the middle [of something]. Something else plays properly, but the ? and X do not go away.
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hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
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How to schedule Skype launch with AppleScript only on weekdays?

I need to launch Skype only on work days using AppleScript. How could I do this?
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How do I create a Windows bootable USB stick on a Mac?

How do I create a Windows bootable USB stick on a Mac? I need to create bootable USB stick with Acronis Disk Director to repair my old PC laptop with Windows XP and the only other computer I have ...
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MySQL instance is being used?

I would like to know which instance is being used, which version is responding the the mysql commannd. I am on OSX 10.9.1 I have homebrew MySQL 5.6.16 installed at : /usr/local/Cellar/ But I also ...
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Cannot create Wireless Hotspot with Macbook Pro

I am actually trying to create this hotspot simply to run a LAN chat program between a few laptops. Internet is not actually necessary. I have done this a lot of times with other Macbook Pros but I am ...
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Can't play SMB mounted music in iTunes

For years now I've been hosting my music collection on my Linux server, and NFS mounting it on my Mac. It's never been a problem, except for the fact that my uids don't match up, so I can't edit the ...
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Getting Network accounts unavailable

I'm getting network accounts message on an OS X system. I'm pretty sure its because this computer was joined to a domain and it was deleted accidentally. From this same screen, can I log in to any ...
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Simplest way to shorten alias file size

I realize why they are so big. With that, I can also see ways to shorten it, including one I've been using already, which is a simple service to create symlinks instead. But I don't really like any ...
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Hosting a website off of OSX server and IIS on Windows 7

I have two computers that host websites. One of the computers is running OSX Server for OSX 10.9. The other is IIS 7.5 running on Windows 7 professional. The OSX server is setup to run the main site ...
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Can't install font in Mavericks: FOND offset usability

I am trying to copy a Franklin Gothic font from my old 10.5 machine onto my late 2012 iMac running Mavericks, but with I go to install the font through Font Book it gives a 'FOND' offset usability ...
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How to drag file between two OS X instances in Parallels Desktop

I am using OS X 10.9.2, and I installed two other OSes in Parallels Desktop - Windows 7 and OS X Server. I can drag a file into Windows 7, but not to OS X Server. How can I accomplish this?
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Reset Activity Monitor disk read/write stats

In OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the Activity Monitor app shows statistics for total data read and written on hard disks. (I assume this is the aggregate of all disks.) I'd like to know how to reset these ...
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OSX Twitter client: display all search results?

I'm using the official OSX Twitter client, and lately I seem to run into an annoyance. When you search for a hashtag on the Twitter website, you used to get 'all' results. That is, all tweets that ...
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Terminal freezes because of corrupt file

I wanted to edit the httpd.conf from apache2. I wanted to uncomment the php5 load line so it gets included. I started the terminal and used sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf to edit the file and ...
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Binding Escape Sequences to Terminal Keys Produces Characters, Not Actions

I was using an iMac from 2009. I had upgraded it regularly, going up to (and including) Mavericks. When I first got that iMac, I fixed the keys in Terminal so Home and End would move the cursor to ...
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Why is every one of my System Roots Certificates showing as untrusted when applying 'use system defaults' for my Macbook Pro?

There are 222 total System Root Certificates, and each read as currently untrusted, although I have not touched any of the settings. Each certificate is "using system defaults", but clicking the ...
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Why would WindowServer go into uninterruptible wait?

I have a previously very reliable iMac (27", 3GHz Core 2 duo, 4GB, 10.8.5) that over the last week has started to regularly get stuck at a black screen if left alone for a while. The problem only ...
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Unable to install Gtk for RGtk2 on OS X 10.9

I have been trying to install Gtk to use it with RGtk2 on OS X 10.9. So far the following options haven't worked: building from source (did get some errors during the meta-gtk-osx-bootstrap build) ...
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Deploy Settings for Mail Accounts

I've been trying to use Profile Manager to deploy the settings for email accounts for network users, but it seems to have several glitches. Looking for advice on how to do this more easily. 1. I've ...
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I cannot find my backup on my TimeMachine

My time machine is set up by connecting an external harddisk to a AirPort Extreme. I am trying the 'Internet Recovery' option to restore my iMac from my time machine backup. When the 'OS X Utitlies' ...
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Migration issue - duplicate user account

I've got a situation that I don't know how to resolve. I've had a Mac setup and all worked fine. I've bought an SSD drive, installed Mavericks and used the migration assistant to move all the stuff ...