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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How can I get rid of this icon in my menu bar?

I have this icon (which I never use) in my menu bar: What is this icon for and how can I get rid of it?
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After upgrading to Lion interface alignment seems to break, any ideas?

After upgrading after Lion (circa 3 months ago) more and more interfaces seems to just break. It's easiest if see it yourselves! Anyone know how to fix this issue?
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What options exist to restore tab completion using libedit in PSQL on OS X Lion?

It would appear that Apple have managed to get it utterly wrong with libedit again. The version shipped with Lion is apparently broken, and consequently tab completion doesn't work in psql (Discussion ...
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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How can I convert a .eml file to a .mbox file for Apple Mail?

How can I convert a Windows Live Mail eml file to Apple Mail mbox file
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Time Machine fails backup to a time capsule's attached hard disk

I've been backing up my Lion OSX system using Time Machine to an second, external drive connected to a time capsule. It has worked but stopped working. The menu says "Faied" and the time machine ...
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OSX Lion 10.7.1 - Safari, Textedit or Stickies in separate Mission Control Desktops

I have various Safari windows, TextEdit docs, and Stickies notes that relate to different things (e.g. work, home). I want to split these across two Mission Control desktops depending on what they are ...
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Selective file sharing in a public coffee shop

Two friends and I are sitting at a coffee shop. I would like them to browse the family pictures that I keep in ~/Family-Pictures. We don't have any cables or cords and for unimportant reasons, both ...
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Disable Inverted Scrolling using Mighty Mouse

I currently use two 2011 iMac's equipped with Mighty Mouse - the round mouse with a rubber scroll ball. When I go to scroll through pages or folders though, it is inverted. By this I mean that down is ...
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Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card not working properly

I am using Mac OS X SnowLeopard. My Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card is giving me problems. After inactivity for some time, it gets disconnected and when I connect again, it shows as connected ...
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The error “Keychain ”login“ cannot be found to store …”

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...
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Detect Displays sets default wallpaper

I have ext. monitor connected to MacBook. I use macbook with closed monitor most of the time, sometimes I need second monitor: I open notebook's monitor call Detect Displays to turn on monitor ...
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How can I stop fseventsd for certain volumes?

I also have a partion with Ubuntu installed. Unfortunately, every time I have an error while working on the Ubuntu partion (I believe it's ext3), I get a Kernel Panic and I have to restart. I believe ...
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Are there any GameBoy Advance emulators for OS X Lion?

As a prior Windows user, on the Mac I miss some popular video game console emulators like VisualBoyAdvance or ZSNES. Especially the lack of a good Game Boy Advance emulator is bugging me. So my ...
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Syncing iPod to computer 2 without erasing new music

I have two computers with iTunes. All the music from Computer 1 has been downloaded to my iPod. I would like to download all that music onto Computer 2. However, Computer 2 has newer music on it that ...
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How to get OS X out of a strange debug mode

My two year old loves banging on the keyboard of my iMac and occasionally discovers strange features that I've never seen before. Most recently he has enabled what appears to be some kind of debug ...
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OS X Lion Mail.app sound effects bug

This is one of the weirdest bug that I've observed: It seems that Mail.app's audio notifications for new mail and sending mail accumulate and play in order of occurrence when I unplug external ...
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How can I achieve page-up and page-down in OS X?

I am using MacOSX Snow Leopard. How do I achieve page-up and page-down?
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No .bash_profile in OS X Lion?

I just did a clean install of OS X Lion and I see that now I have no .bash_profile file in my home directory. Should I create this by hand? (I want to save in it some alias.) Thank you. PS : The ...
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how to delete characters placed next to cursor on MacBook Pro

I have recently shifted from PC to Mac and from what I recall on PC keyboards, there are keys where you can delete characters placed before your cursor as well as after cursor. I don't recall what the ...
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hd video player for mac

I just saw that VLC doesn't support 10-bit yet (i checked the link here and i don't see a 1.2 build) http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=94686 Is there any other good player that ...
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What's the license for OS X generic icons?

Can anyone link me to a document or otherwise provide information about what the license is for the generic icons included in OS X (Lion)? I tried searching at developer.apple.com but nothing relevant ...
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Is there a way to turn off BeamSync of the mouse cursor in Mac OS X?

The mouse cursor in Mac OS X has a lag to it that drives me crazy. I love everything else about the OS though so I'd like to solve this. In an earlier attempt to get rid the lag, I used a couple of ...
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Is there a way to hibernate in mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut? I am using mac os x snow leopard. Is there a way to hibernate? also any ...
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How to delay locking of my Mac when I am not using it

Right now, it gets locked in 3-4 minutes. How do I delay the locking? I am using snow leopard
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Enter a filename in the File Open dialog

Can I enter a path to a file and its name instead of selecting a file in Mac OS X file dialog? I tried just typing into an open dialog but it will just try to "Go to a folder", it won't accept a full ...
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Truly Minimize All Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to minimize all windows/applications to the dock? I am aware of the F11 shortcut, but that doesn't really minimize all windows - it moves them to different corners ...
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Why do App Store applications transferred into ~/Applications on another machine not launch?

I have purchased some apps from the Mac App store and installed them on my personal computer. I would like to install them on a shared work computer. Unfortunately, I do not have admin access to the ...
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How do I tell if a disk image (.sparseimage) is encrypted?

Is there a way to confirm that an image is encrypted? When I choose "Get info" in Finder, it reveals nothing, and when I use Disk utility I also can't seem to see the information. I know I could try ...
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Where is the date and time preference data saved on Mac?

I need to check programmatically whether Set Date and Time automatically is checked or not on a Mac System Preferences. I didn't find any .plist file that contained this information, can anybody tell ...
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is there a way to create an AFP link to point to any user's home directory?

I would like to send a link via email to a file that everyone has in their Dropbox. The file exists on everyone's machine in the same relative location, however everyone has a different User Name. On ...
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Will reinstalling Lion erase all my documents and applications?

I am planning to reinstall my operating system because it has many glitches. However, I am totally new to this and I would like to ask you what actually happens when you reinstall Lion? Do all your ...
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Line select for modification [closed]

I have used Microsoft Windows for 15+ years and am a highly keyboard-centric user. My wife uses both iMac and MacBook Pro, which means a full keyboard and a MacBook keyboard. Occasionally, I use her ...
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High download speeds, slow browsing speeds

I'm running Lion and since the past 2 weeks I've been having really really slow browsing speeds, but extremely fast download speeds (file downloads, torrents, YouTube and Hulu streaming, etc) but page ...
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DNS not resolving on Mac OS

Some of my coworkers are having troubles on their Macs - DNS resolution does not work under Mac OS. They're running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. They can use DNS in a Windows 7 virtual machine (VMware Fusion ...
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Bootcamp - Multiple Windows installations, how do delete one?

I've got a Mac Pro with 3 hard drives: 1 x 7200rpm 640GB - 1/2 for OS X - 1/2 for Windows 7 (Bootcamp) 2 x 5400 Western Digital'Eco-drive' (runs like a dog and is only useful for backups and ...
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Can I direct audio from a single app to a particular output?

For example, I would like for iTunes to play thru my iMac's speakers, but iChat's notifications thru my headphones.
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OS X MacBook remote login with higher resolution

I was wondering if there was a way to remote login with a visual client to a macbook , for example, with a higher resolution than the LCD attached. Currently I tried vnc (with screen sharing) but ...
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How to remove photos from a device which have been imported previously in iPhoto?

I have imported all photo's from my phone (Samsung Wave 525) to iPhoto. As I was using iPhoto for the first time, I did not want to delete all photos at the end of importing, preferring to check ...
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Really, REALLY strange behaviour when editing text files on a OS X host from a windows client over SMB

I am working on some python projects. The files are hosted (and run) on my mac-mini, which is running OS X 10.7.2. I am editing the files from my windows desktop (It has a bigger screen(s)). If I ...
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How can the 'mail' command be used?

I've had my first Mac for about five months now. Though, even when I was a full-on Windows user, I never did things through a command line; I was pretty much for the GUI all-the-way.. But now that I ...
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Open System Preferences with a keyboard shortcut

I set up a shortcut in System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts: But it doesn't work. What's wrong?
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Run through terminal PYTHON

Is there a way on a mac to make it so when you click on a python script it runs python filename.py through terminal?
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Where can I find my crash logs?

I would like to ask you, where could I find my crash logs?
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When I purchase TV shows on my iPad 2, why are they automatically downloading on my Mac?

I would prefer not to download these shows to my MacBook Air as it doesn't have enough free disk space and it leads to sync issues when I plug in my iPad. They don't seem to recognize the shows ...
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View laptop hardware statistics

How can I return the temperatures, fan speeds, etc, using Terminal?
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Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 on an iMac without Boot Camp Assistant?

I have OS X installed on my 27" iMac and want to dual boot with Windows 7. I installed rEFit and then installed Windows 7. Now I need the drivers that normally get installed with Boot Camp Assistant. ...
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Copy to network share using local disk cache in Mac OS X Lion

I'm using rsync in Mac OS X Lion to copy a backup directory from my local HD to a network mounted share (local LAN). My goal is to archive the local backup to the network drive, thereby freeing up ...
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How to define the VPN PPTP port in OSX Lion?

Is there any change to set the port to use when connecting to a PPTP VPN from a Mac? I configured a VPN at home from Server 2008 so I can access my home server and use ports like RDP, VNC, IMAPS ...
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Viewing the HDD activity of active processes

The Activity Monitor allows users of Lion to inspect the CPU usage, used memory and some other things for each running process. Unfortunately it doesn't show the drive (IO) activity like e.g. the ...