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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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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Ip blocked since I updated my Mac to Mountain Lion

Since I've upgraded my mac from lion to mountain lion, the ip 5.9.31.48 (api.shellycloud.com) appear to be down (ping said that "Host is down"). So I think that there is somewhere a firewall rule that ...
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How to stop WebSense from authenticating every 10 minutes on a Mac

My company is primarily a Windows shop and uses WebSense to filter Internet traffic. WebSense uses Active Directory to authenticate the user for Windows. On a Mac, it opens a authentication dialog ...
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Completed Reminders not syncing to iOS from OS X

Running the most recent version of OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6.0, I'm able to sync all my Reminders between all my devices. However, though the Reminders themselves will sync across all my devices, ...
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Creating a system/service user (update-proof)

I want to run a couple of web apps and services on my Mac. (10.8.2 Server) For every webapp/service I create a seperate user to make it more secure. (So i can sandbox them in their home directory) I ...
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Screensaver greyed out in Mountain Lion

Recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, noticed my screensaver has stopped coming on (on mains, my laptop will quite happily sit awake and idling for 4+ hours. My power saver settings are on 15 minutes ...
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mountain lion & vmware fusion bridged ethernet issue

I am running Mountain Lion and I have gone back to using VMWare Fusion to run my local development environment. However I had added a second network adaptor within VMWare Fusion and I am setting it ...
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How to removing print drivers from Lion?

I am working with an school trying to load print drivers on iBooks running OS 10.6 and 10.7. I loaded the latest drivers for the printers but found that they did not work correctly. I went to the ...
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Syncing old iTunes to new iOS?

I have iTunes 10.6.1 installed on my Mac. My mac is version 10.6.7, and I cannot upgrade it because it is on an image with software update disabled. I just updated to iOS 6, and obviously can't ...
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Can RedQuits be made to work with Chrome and OS X?

I am used to RedQuits as I like Chrome to behave the same way under different OSes (i.e. closing last window quits application), but I can't make it work on a new iMac with Lion. Others have similar ...
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Problems using the ZTE Data Card AC2737

I use a MacBook Air with the Mountain Lion(10.8.1). After upgrading from Lion, my Reliance Data card which is a ZTE AC2373 has stopped connecting. Is there a solution? What data cards work with this ...
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User accounts cannot browse web

I have an environment with multiple iMacs (OS X 10.7.4). Every iMac has an administrative account and several user accounts. These accounts are the same across all the machines. To browse the web, ...
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OS X Command Line using Pacifist to downgrade Safari on a 10.7 System

I want to downgrade Safari by using a command line script. With a GUI I used the Pacific tool (http://coderwall.com/p/ndm-iw) in order to work around the OS 10.6 requirement. Right now I'm search ...
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Drafts going in Trash

I have configured my Gmail account with OSX Mail Client. The problem is that the drafts on the Mail Client aren't stored in draft on Gmail. And all the drafts are going in Trash of Gmail. I had mapped ...
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Calendar app is being brought to foreground when new event is received

When I get an invitation to a new event, or response for event I sent invitations to, the Calendar app is being automatically brought to foreground, no matter on what application I'm working on at the ...
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How to make MacOS X ignore nice load when scaling CPU frequencies (“ignore_nice_load” on Linux)?

Is it possible to control/configure the CPU frequency governor on MacOS X? I would like it to ignore load/work from "niced" processes and not spin up the CPU frequency? On Linux this can be ...
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Installing Xmonad on Mountain Lion?

I'm following this tutorial http://sourcematters.org/2012/06/27/xmonad-on-os-x-lion.html to install Xmonoad on OS X through Xquartz. When installing some of Xmonad's dependencies through cabal, cabal ...
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Automatically removing Dock icons not consistent in Mountain Lion

I know that whenever we add an icon to the dock, it gets added to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file. So, when I wanted to remove a dock icon from a program, I removed the corresponding ...
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Connects to 2.4Ghz coming out of sleep

I have an early 2011 MBP and a current generation Time Capsule. I have set up the WiFi to be dual-band with the same name. When I boot from cold, my MBP automatically connects to the 5Ghz band as ...
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1px white vertical line on screen?

On my iMac, I have a 1px white vertical line all the way on the right of my screen on my wallpaper. I can confirm this is not a hardware issue nor dead pixels, because when I change my wallpaper ...
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Keep TrueCrypt volume mounted on ML after FUS

Does anybody know how can I prevent a TrueCrypt volume from dismounting after "fast user switching" on Mountain Lion?
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Cannot connect 40“ Samsung to 27” mac

I have got both an 27" iMac and a Samsung 40" TV in the same room for kids. They are only 10ft away from each other, and I'd like to get a mirror image of the iMac onto the TV. I've seen this work in ...
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When “there is a user sharing this computer” shows during ShutDown, how to find out more info about it?

During a Mac's ShutDown, a window shows: Is there a way to find out more info, such as who the user is (username), the IP of that user, and machine name? The Terminal app can show some info by ...
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Troubleshooting for flash or iLife related beachballs or system hangs?

My wife and I share her iMac, using two separate user accounts. My account is used almost exclusively for browsing the web. My wife's account hosts a large iTunes library, our iPhoto libraries ...
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How to define default route for Internet Sharing?

I've successfully been using Internet Sharing on a MacBook Air to share a wired connection via WiFi to local devices. As of yesterday this stopped working, which may or may not be related to the ...
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input/output error on every dmg and while copying the media

I have the constant problem with Lion, almost every DMG I try to mount gives me input/output error when verifying. Another problem I am experiencing is getting "media file can't be read" error while ...
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SSD only boots from USB adapter

I would like to know if anyone has an idea or suggestion to what's happening on my SSD. I was using Lion on my Vertex 3 SSD 240GB - MacBook Pro (early 2011 model) and everything was running well ...
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Check which files have changed in Mac::FSEvents in Perl?

Is it possible to see which files have been changed whenever a change event is called using Mac-FSEvents-0.08?
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Sum of all processes' real memory not equal to used memory?

I wonder why the sum of all processes' real memory listed in Activity Monitor is not equal to (MUCH less than) the used memory?
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Are there any cloud based antivirus solutions for OSX?

I recently heard about ImmuNet and am interested in learning if there are any cloud based anti-virus solutions for OS X. It appears to be quite a good niche for the OSX community at this point.
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OSX Lion 10.7.3 FREEZES on Macbook pro 13'' 2009

I've got a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 and I upgraded to OSX Lion immediately when it came out. Never had any problem with it. Also I upgraded to 8 Gb a few weeks ago (because I use a virtual machine ...
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What does this Safari-related “system.log” message mean?

I keep seeing these log messages in my "system.log" on my OS X 10.5 machine. Within 1 to 12 minutes after connecting to my ISP I see these messages appear: Jan 1 11:20:11 206 Safari[105]: Safari ...
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Lion shutdown menu, locks computer

I'm having a weird problem.. When I go to the 'Apple' Menu in finder, and select the 'Shut Down...' button, it locks the computer. Not shutting it down. I'm running Lion 10.7.3 on a late 2011 macbook ...
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Is it possible to prevent renaming of file extensions when dragging images from the browser?

I have noticed that when I drag a JPG file from Google Chrome to my desktop, OS X conveniently (?) renames it to <filename>.jpeg, even though the extension was originally .jpg. Is this behavior ...
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How do I install GNOME via Macports on my MacBook Pro running Lion?

I am trying to install Gnome through Macports on my MacBook Pro running Lion. When I install it, however, I get many error messages, as described below. How can I successfully install this software ...
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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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Mac Mini DVD Player Up-converting

I have a Mac Mini connected to a 1080p television. Does the Apple DVD player (or even the OS) up-convert to 1080p from SD playback, like some standalone players do?
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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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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 ...