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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In MacOSX 10.10.2 the finder's preview function is not working

In MacOSX 10.10.2 the finder's preview function is not working. If I select some image or pdf files I cannot see file's preview and only see wait logo. How can I fix these error? I found some ...
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Downloaded music from iTunes is greyed out

I paid for and downloaded a song from iTunes onto my Macbook Pro. The song appeared in my playlist, but in grey and I can't play it, nor can I download it onto my iPod. This hasn't happened before and ...
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sync issues with iTunes

I have a iMac, an iPhone and a MacBook pro... I mostly use the notebook+iphone... I buy most of my itens using the notebook... today I decide to sync my iPhone to the mac... what I noticed is that a ...
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How to “snap selection to word boundaries” with trackpad?

What I mean by this is that with a mouse, if you double click in the middle of a word (in any selectable piece of text) and then drag without releasing the second click, the word you double-clicked is ...
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Free SSH GUI client with ssh tunnel support for Yosemite?

Is there any free SSH GUI client for Mac OS X? Coming from Windows I would be happy with something as simple as Putty. Features: Free Connection Manager SSH tunnel support Yosemite ready (and ...
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Cannot connect to SSH server from Mac OSX

Whenever I try to connect to a remote server using SSH, I get an error "ssh: connect to host x.x.x.x port 22: Connection refused" I didn't install a Firewall or something similar. I know for sure the ...
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Changing “From” Date when importing pictures

When importing pictures, how do you change the "from" date in the lower left hand corner. It imports pictures from 2011. I want it to only import from a more recent date. How do I edit that date. ...
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Unknown Apple app qlmanage shows up as running in Dock

Since a few days, an app called qlmanage seems to show up on my Dock as a running app constantly. Have tried restarting, but it shows up again. The app has no window, and clicking on its icon on the ...
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Can I change the appearance of the volume/brightness overlay?

The os X volume/brightness/... overlays display information about the current strength/action when a user press the function keys. The service that do this is called the BezelUIServer and can be found ...
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Recurring window manager performance issues in 10.10.x

I've been having graphical performance problems with Yosemite since early developer previews. The main expression of this is trying to switch applications. When going from Terminal to Messages or ...
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Is there a tool or scripting approach to change the arrangement of displays?

I move my monitors around a bit during the day. Specifically I rotate them or move my laptop to different positions. Each time I have to open up System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and make ...
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Locate webpage processes (to kill them when reach memory limit)

Lately I'm suffering memory issues on Safari. Every few time the opened webpages start eating memory. See the example image. I'm thinking of creating a script to kill those webpages when reach a ...
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MacPro OS install kernel panic

Something happened(crashing and graphic issues) to my MacPro(3.1) and so I decided to reinstall the OS with the factory discs. When I try to boot off the discs I get the following error. panic(cpu 0 ...
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Using Windows and Macs (Cloverleaf vs Control key mapping) Copy & Paste

Heres the problem, I use windows machines about 70% of my time and Macs 30% of the time. My macs are for my personal use but for work I typically have to work in a windows environment or linux one. ...
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Menu bar in emacs (mostly) stops working

I'm not sure how to reproduce it, but sometimes after running fine for a while, the menu bar in emacs stops working except for the Apple and Emacs menus. The others (e.g., File, Edit, Options) all ...
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Change Active Directory Password Expiration Prompt in OS X Yosemite

I'm looking for a way to change the default Active Directory password expiration prompt at login from 30 days to our current IT policy of 14 days. Every time a user logs in on a Mac with Active ...
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Lost Email account

I tried to update my Mac outlook application using the MS office updater. I the process I lost my email account and all emails. Is there a way to recover these emails? I thought that when MS-Outlook ...
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Ipod 5th generation is not syncing to my mac OS X

I've had my mac several months (purchased used) and just downloaded itunes on it this past weekend when I purchased my ipod touch 5th generation. I had only like 14 songs on there that were puchased ...
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Remove Google Chrome from Dock when running google packaged apps

So.. I use Postman - Rest client (Packaged App) which come in google chrome store and can be launched as an app but with google chrome engine. If I launch this packaged app from dock, google chrome ...
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Why can I not create a directory on my external hard-drive?

When I try to make a new directory on my external hard-drive I get a message saying that it is a "Read-only file system" LU06296APPLE:~ fortinok$ mkdir /Volumes/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop - Remote Resource different behaviour than in full client

I'm using MS Remote Desktop 8.0.13 (Build 25377) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to connect to a Windows Server 2008 Terminalserverfarm. If I execute the application (Password Safe 7) on the full client it ...
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Sync bookmarks between iOS8 and OS X 10.10 without iCloud

iCloud is not on option. Sync via Google solutions is not an option for the same reasons. Looking for a local sync solution. How can I locally sync bookmarks between iOS 8 and OS X 10.10? I cannot ...
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Is there a browser that has a “tab history” to easily traverse lots of tabs to the Nth one before the current tab?

Sometimes I have scores of tabs open in Safari, and while working on one tab I need to refer to another tab (or several other tabs) and return to the one I was working on. Sometimes it is ...
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Mail in OS X and iOS not able to keep Junk messages in the folder

Probably 3 or 4 times now I've gotten some spam that made it through the various filters and into my inbox. I then mark it as junk using either built in mail application on my Mac or iPhone, and the ...
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Adobe Flash on OSX 10.5.8

I can't get flash to work properly on an older version of Mac OSX (10.5.8) running the latest version of chrome I can run on it (21.0.1180.90). There are several of posts that have no real ...
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Intel Core 2 Duo and Yosemite

I have a iMac circa 2009/2010 running a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2GB RAM installed. If I was to upgrade to Yosemite, even with an upgrade to 8GB RAM, would this be enough to run Yosemite well? ...
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how can I enable “move to applications folder” dialog box again?

When installing an app from the downloads folder I used to get a dialog box "move to applications folder" which had a checkbox for not showing it again. I had checked it and the dialog box stopped ...
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How to adjust a desktop picture through the command line (terminal)?

So after some research, I came along this wonderful little gem for setting a desktop background through the command line. osascript tell application "Finder" set desktop picture to POSIX file ...
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An application will automatically reinstalled from mac app store after uninstallation

It's so weird that I don't know how to explain it. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is the application that I'm talking about. I don't remember installing it, and first time I see it in my launchpad, I ...
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iMac login window doesn't react for a long time when waking up my mac

I have several problems with my iMac. I have an iMac 27" Late 2012 with an Intel Core i7 3,4 GHz, 16 GB Ram, 3 TB Fusion Drive, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (1 GB Ram) and OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. Every ...
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Yosemite iCloud Services Broken

So, I just logged into my Mac and all of a sudden I get a notification that all my iCloud services had been disconnected... involving my keychain. I was able to restore most of the services except ...
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Wikipedia in the builtin dictionary in hebrew…but only when searching for tech words?

It doesn't do it for all of them, ex. when I search TCP/IP it's in english but a search for BSD yields this Berkeley Software Distribution, או בקיצור BSD, היא מערכת הפעלה נגזרת של מערכת ההפעלה ...
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How to find xcode headers on OSX

I'm writing a C program that links to libxml2: #include <libxml/tree.h> #include <libxml/parser.h> On Linux the libxml2 headers are in /usr/include/ and the compiler finds them ...
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Can't ssh into iPhone

I used to be able to do this a while ago, but now, for some reason I can't. I have installed and later reinstalled OpenSSH on my iPhone. ssh root@10.0.1.16 Returns that the connection to 10.0.1.16 ...
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Yep and Leap not displaying Finder tags – why?

I currently try Yep and Leap by Ironic Software with OS X 10.10.2. In the beginning, Leap showed me Finder tags in the file list and the tag panel on the right. Now they are not displayed anymore, but ...
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OS X Server file sharing slow to browse and users get wheel

I am currently having an issues on a couple OS X 10.10.2 servers where users are intermittently getting the wheel when trying to save a document to the server (Word, Excel, InDesign), sometime when ...
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Can not add purchased music to itunes

I recently updated to 10.10.2 and can not longer play all my purchased music. I went to my account to purchased music and clicked download all but when I went back to my library it still asked me to ...
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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but fail, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working source/dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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Japanese keyboard does not work correctly

I'm using MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite. Recently my Japanese keyboard stopped working properly. Sometimes even when it's in Japanese mode, I cannot type Japanese and I have to restart the laptop ...
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Move file from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion

I have Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion in separate partitions on the same iMac. Running Snow Leopard I can copy a TurboTax data file from the Snow Leopard partion to Mountain Lion but when I boot ...
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Logitech Device Manager - Button to navigate between screens in mission control

I recently acquired a Logitech MX Performance mouse that has tons of buttons. I really like the Mission Control button but I was hoping to be able to swap between screens in mission control with one ...
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How do I make local camera preview bigger in FaceTime on OS X?

In FaceTime on OS X, I'd like to make the little corner preview of the local camera feed bigger in size. Dragging it by the edge doesn't work. know that there are various hidden configuration strings ...
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VTDecoderXPCService taking CPU

Sometimes I notice CPU load for no reason and I see in Activity Monitor that VTDecoderXPCService is using 15-30% of CPU. After I restart Safari it is ok for some time until it happens again. Any ...
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Macbook Air dramatically slow on OSX and run fine on Windows

I am experiencing a problem since few days. After a crash on OSX (Yosemite), I have switched off the Mac, then trying to switch it back on without success (Apple logo with progress bar seemed to be ...
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Create a local MS SQL Database on OSX Yosemite

I need to do some tests on a MS SQL (not MySQL) database. But without the burden of having to open a hosting account, create a remote database, connect to it, and remotely insert a million records. I ...
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Now Yosemite login slow after sleep

See my former thread here. Now when I wake from sleep, login seems to work, but it takes perhaps 15-30 seconds to restore to functional state. Log below, starting from wake_reason at 09:35:49 through ...
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How do I make a window stay on top of other windows without using third party software?

I simply can't believe one needs to download an app to be able to pin the Terminal window on top of another application. Please help me figure this out. I am frustrated and confused as to why Apple ...
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Kill all non-essential processes

I'm looking for a utility that will allow me to kill all processes that aren't essential to maintaining system stability in an efficient manner. I'm guessing the easiest way to do this would be to ...
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OS X Profile Manager Mail settings (SMTP password) not being pushed for OS X devices

Background Open Directory died last week and completely messed up the permissions and user mappings. I wiped the server and set it up from scratch with a different domain name and certs. Each client ...
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Is there any way to remove an app icon (especially stickies) on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide some applications such as Stickies. I always use Stickies, it is really useful for me that's why it's always running. But, I'm really fed up with it on ⌘ ...