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". it is be replaced by macOS to match its the format of watchOS, tvOS, and ios.

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Time tracking across devices with tagging

I'm looking for a quality time-tracking app/system. Here are the features I need: Works on both OS X and iOS with syncing (iCloud or Dropbox preferred) Includes tag/label system to allow for ...
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Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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How can I create 'gch.app' such that “open -a gch page.html” works like “open -a Google\ Chrome page.html”?

I type open -a all the time from the terminal, and more often than not the application I want is Google Chrome.app, so I end up entering things along the lines of: open -a Google\ Chrome some_file....
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Is it possible to use TotalTerminal with Go2Shell?

I am using TotalTerminal. Now, I want to use Go2Shell, so that I can access quickly a terminal in the good folder. But, when I click on the Go2Shell icon, it opens a usual Terminal and not a ...
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How I can copy to the clipboard the path (or the full url) of a file or a folder?

It's very annoying to always have to open the Information about... window to get the path of a folder or a file. Is there something like a contextual menu to get the url or the path of any file or ...
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Upgrading to OS X Mavericks (10.9) via Screen Sharing

When I upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9), after the final reboot (where it asks for your Apple ID), should I expect Screen Sharing to be functioning properly? (Q: Has anyone done this, or can verify ...
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Autokey NTP client?

What's a reasonably short path to getting OS X to be an NTP client of an NTP server, using autokey? I tried adding the server's public keyfile (iffpar) and the appropriate commands in ntp.conf in the ...
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How can I move fast in CLI in Mac?

In linux in CLI I can press ALT + F or ALT + B to move back and forth in terms of words and not one character at a time. Is this available in Mac? There is no ALT and I tried Control + F, Fn + F, ...
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Does laptop in clamshell mode go to sleep when unplugged?

If I am using a laptop in clamshell mode, and then I unplug the screen and disconnect the power without opening up the laptop, will it automatically go to sleep or will it stay turned on?
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Can I redeem OS X Lion on a Mac different to the intended install location?

I restored my MacBook to factory settings and I bought OS X Lion because my iTunes account never had it. However, I can't activate it because the Mac can't continue unless it has the program ...
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Where is “Convert to AAC…” in iTunes 11 (and 12)?

In iTunes 10, holding the Option key while selecting the Advanced menu turns Create AAC Version into Convert to AAC… which allows selecting a number of files which are then converted to AAC and added ...
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xcodebuild firing after every terminal command

After every terminal command, the prompt becomes unresponsive for 2-3 seconds. During this time xcodebuild seems to be running: Where would this hook be that's causing the xcodebuild to be fired? I ...
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Employing a second medium of sound volume resistance?

I have a Macbook Pro 2012 and a pair of headphones (without their own sound volume adjuster). These headphones are awfully loud and even with quarter bar sound level, I have to turn the audio volume ...
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Deleted all partitions from Mac mini except Boot Camp, now can't reinstall OS X

I have a Mac Mini without DVD drive (2010), and I used Boot Camp to install Windows 8. Everything worked but after I played in Windows with the partitions (I wanted to expand the partition of the Mac)...
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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Does Mac OS X's bash read scripts for all users (tab-completion scripts) from /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d path?

I stumbled upon some instructions in the book "Pro Git" It suggests: Download this file : https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash If you use the Bash ...
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Can't boot to OSX on 2013 Macbook Air after installing Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 using the Bootcamp today. During the partition screen when installing Windows 8, there was no NTFS partition. There was one partition which said Bootcamp on it. I formatted it ...
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How to make Mac shut down when fully charged?

Since I have heard that keeping on the charger plugged while the battery is at 100% will degrade battery life, I would like to find a way to make the Mac switch off by itself when it reaches 100%. ...
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Parallels Desktop Minimum Hard Disk Space to allocate?

My current hard disk drive 256GB is already not enough for me. Therefore, I wish to reduce the allocation of my Parallels Desktop. I did the "Reclaim" to get 11GB back, but PD still occupies 63.6GB. ...
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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Remap curved quotation marks in OS X?

So, the default key combinations to manually insert curved quotation marks (“” and ‘’) in OS X are: option + [ for “ option + ] for ‘ option + shift + [ for ” option + shift + ] for ’ Possibly due ...
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WiFi access without internet sharing?

I would like to have wireless access to a mac running OSX 10.8, but without internet sharing, i.e. only local access to the mac from a connected WiFi client. In principle I can share the Ethernet port ...
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How do I change askForPasswordDelay from the command line? dwrite alone doesn't work

I normally run my Mac with a very long password delay on the screensaver. Sometimes, though, I want to reduce the delay to just 1-2 seconds. This command is supposed to reduce the time for the delay ...
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Why doesn't Mac OS X source ~/.bashrc? [duplicate]

I found a lot of people figuring out why instruction similar to this : Put X to your ~/.bashrc and you can do Y don't work. It always turns out that Mac OS X's bash's startup files (or Mac's ...
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I removed /bin on my Mac, How can I restore it? [duplicate]

I removed the /bin instead of ~/bin :( My laptop no longer boots up! It has no DVD or CD drive! How can I restore the OS X? It is MacBook Pro OS X 10.8, SSD 128GB.
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Can't open a file in sublime text using bash_rc

My bash_profile function looks like: function st() { /Applications/Sublime\ Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl /Users/ishan/workspace/nltk_engine/index.py;} However, when I do st in terminal, ...
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Deleting a network user profile from computer

My computer is hooked up to a school domain, and a few people used it to log on. Now, the accounts of the other users are still here. I don't have any of their files, but just the empty shell accounts ...
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My keyboard shortcut System Preference panel doesn't allow me to create application shortcuts

My computer is a MAcbook pro and I am running Macosx 10.8.4 I just realized that the shortcuts don't work anymore in an application where I really need them. When I went to re-create them in the ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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Is it possible to scroll the tabs in Safari if there are too many like Firefox?

When I open a lot of tabs in safari it shows the first ones normally and all those, which do not fit a grouped into one tab. This is very annoying when switching between tabs that are at the end. Is ...
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How to restore operating system on iMac (Late 2006)?

I got a keyboard for it, but it's not paired and apparently won't because there is no version of OS X found. I have the DVD containing OS X but can't eject a disc already in it because of the ...
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How do I kill a process that won't die?

I'm unable to kill a process using any of the techniques I'm aware of ("Force Quit" in Activity Monitor, top, killall from the Terminal) and wonder if there are some additional steps I can take. ~ $...
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Built in FTP client (cmd + k) - can't upload files (Mavericks)

I have just found out that I can enter a built-in FTP client on my Mac by simply pressing ^ Ctrl + K. Great thing! But after I have successfully connected to my server and a 'folder' with files ...
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What is the proper way to use the cut command on ps command output

This question is related to a question I posted on rogue firefox procesess. It relates to firefox processes following image uploads that I have been having for a while. I am trying to get to the ...
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Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
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How to change OSX System (Default) Shortcuts?

In OSX (now is Mavericks), how to change the System Default Shortcuts, for example which are currently like: Command + Shift + Q .. for current User Logout. Command + Q .. for current (active) ...
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Why the am/pm is not showing on OS X Mavericks?

I have a strange issue after upgrading to Mavericks from Mountain Lion. The am/pm does not show on the menu bar always. Sometime it shows and sometime not. What could be the reason ? I am running 10.9....
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Shortcut key to send new Messages.app text

I was wondering if there is a way to have a system wide shortcut key to display Messages.app with the "New Message" window open so that I can quickly send messages. Something like the little popup in ...
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How to grant a Mac app permission to read the whole filesystem

I bought this app called Xee from the Mac app store. It can open files perfectly fine but when I try to browse through a folder from within the Xee app, it has to request permission. (See the ...
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How to export conversation history from Microsoft Communicator for Mac (2011)?

Got a new Mac & trying to move my stuff from old Mac. I am unable to find a way to move the conversation history of Microsoft Communicator 2011 (version 13.1.2) from old Mac.
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App that allows to paste text snippets in any applicaton?

I'm looking for an OS X application that will allow me to add text snippets, like common text responses to emails or signature postings or whatever standard text phrases I wish to save and resuse. ...
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Truecrypt error: the OSXFUSE file system is not available (255)

My truecrypt files were mounting fine until today when I tried to mount it and I got the error: the OSXFUSE file system is not available (255). The weird thing is I honestly don't know what I could ...
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Plex Media Server for Mac with a Pansonic Viera TC-P50S30

I have a Panasonic Viera TC-P50S30 that is connected to my home network with a wired connection. I also have a MacBook Pro that is running Mac OS 10.9.1 and Plex Media Server 0.9.8.18 and connected to ...
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Why does my 10.8.5 OS X not recognize my iPod when I plug it in?

Just today, I plugged in my iPod Classic (bought recently; 160 GB), and it doesn't charge or show up in iTunes. Its screen turns on though. I have OS X 10.8.5, and the latest iTunes on a MacPro 2008. ...
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mount “nolocks” option ignored on Mavericks 10.9.1?

I'm not 100% sure if this is just my misinterpretation of the mount output, or if this is actually an issue. I'm mounting an nfs share with the following command: mount -t nfs -o nolocks,noowners 10....
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Google Chrome would like to control this computer using Accessibility

I installed LastPass and on restarting Chrome got a notification similar to this: http://superuser.com/questions/657015/google-software-update-would-like-to-control-this-computer-what, except it was ...
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Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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Admin in Terminal, logged on Family's session

I have a weird problem. I'm trying to connect on my VPN with Mac 10.7.5 (Java 7 U45, Citrix Receiver 11.8) but when I do, JSam is not able to write in Hosts file. So my Mac session is called "Family" ...
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Why preview.app refuse to open local link in PDFs

I'm trying to make a pdf with link in it to open local video files. I succeeded to do it with Acrobat, and Reader open the files correctly. But Preview.app refuses. Regular http link are correctly ...
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Can we install Windows on a Mac mini

Can we install windows on Mac mini? Also, is it possible to Install Mac OS on PC's rather than Macs ?