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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Why might more memory be wired in safe mode than in normal mode?

Maybe more noticeable in Lion and Mountain Lion, than in Snow Leopard and earlier versions of the operating system: in safe mode, an unexpectedly large amount of wired memory. Question Why ...
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Is it possible to enable 1.5x scaling using HiDPI on OS X?

I use a Mac Mini on a 46" 1080p TV and using native resolution the UI is too small, and using HiDPI the UI is too big. Is there a way to hack the OS X to enable 150% scaling instead of 100% and 200% ...
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Being asked to log in to a different account to update Mac App Store apps

I have an update for iPhoto available in the App Store but whenever I click the update button the following appears: The account belongs to my wife, and as far as I know it's never been used on my ...
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Change background image with Time

I created 288 different earth renders depending on sun position (one for every 5 earth minutes) based on this file from blendswap. It the image sequence starts at noon and ends at noon. I would like ...
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How can I get admin access to a Mac without knowing the current password?

My Father died last year and I inherited his Mac Mini. My wife has retired and we are trying to set up the mini for her use but the changes we want to make require admin access and we do not have the ...
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ATI Radeon HD 5770 resolution issues

I have a new MacPro5,1 running 10.6 with the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card... Today I was using it and the resolution just shrunk to 1680x1050 and thats as high as it will go. I also get ...
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How make Safari download PDF files instead of opening them in-page?

Firefox downloads my PDF files straight to "Downloads", Safari opens them "in-page". I need PDF files to save to a file, not to open. Is there a setting make Safari download PDF files instead of ...
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How to uninstall completely “Blackberry Device Manager”?

I've uninstalled the blackberry software from my mac using the original uninstaller utility. This software did not work properly, so it left a login item called called "Blackberry Device Manager" ...
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How can I open an application when a secondary monitor is connected?

I use SecondBar to add a menu bar to an external display. I've added it to my login items, but I don't want it to open when there isn't an external display. How do I open SecondBar when a secondary ...
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Cannot connect to iTunes Store in Mac OS X Lion without any error messages

I can no longer connect to the iTunes Store on my Mac. My iTunes is from 10.6.3 (now updated to 10.7.4). When I try to connect to the iTunes Store, the following error is occurring and indicating no ...
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How can I switch Dock configurations when an external display is connected?

I have a MacBook Pro that I use in two different 'modes', mobile and desktop. Mobile is for when I'm using just the MBP with the integrated trackpad, keyboard, and display. Desktop is for when I'm ...
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OSX bluetooth private network between 2 macs

Does anyone know how to create a private network over bluetooth that a couple of macs could use for screen sharing? Our wifi router doesn't seem to like screen sharing (kicks us off after a few ...
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How can I upgrade my PHP 5.3.1 to 5.3.2 on XAMPP Mac OS X?

I've just installed XAMPP on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and everything is running correctly and setup completely well. However, I want to install an open source project that requires PHP 5.3.2 or higher. ...
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How to view a PDF at its original size?

A friend sent me a PDF with a UI mockup claiming it is 1024x768. It is, indeed: However, View > Actual Size (⌘0) zooms in so much that the PDF takes up almost all 1920x1200 screen estate that is ...
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print at the command line, how can I print landscape

Just using lp filename.txt and it's going to my local printer How can I do something like lp filename.txt -format=landscape or lpl filename.txt
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Does Apple change OS X operating systems between the GM and the final release? [closed]

For instance, I've found quite a few bugs while working with the Mountain Lion Golden Master. Is there any chance Apple might fix these in the public release? Thanks!
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Why do images with the same dimensions have different size icon previews?

Why is the preview icon for one image larger and the other smaller? The images should be the same size. Css_cursor_pointer.png was opened in Photoshop and saved as cursor.png.
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Client side DHCP log

Is there a dhcp logfile available in osx (snow leopard or lion) where I can see when a new ip-address was received from the DHCP server?
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Where can I find Mac OS Software Glossaries? [closed]

A few years ago, Apple released software glossaries (bilingual files) for each of the localizations available for Leopard. These older glossaries can be found here: ...
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Unable to save hosts file after adding websites to block.

I'm unable to save hosts file after adding websites to block,as well as unable to flush cache. I am not a techie, just researching on the web, and trying to follow directions for terminal and Text ...
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Connection Timeout Error for WEP security

I'm connecting my MacBook Pro to a router which uses WEP security. It shows a Connection Timeout error every half an hour. The security level of the router can't be changed, since its a common router. ...
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Bluetooth problems

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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Why does Finder use 59GB of swap space?

My new retina MacBook Pro(with 16GB RAM) keeps receiving this "Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory" message. I have 300 GB of free space on my hard drive, and ...
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OSX Network: “could not save because write access was not granted”

We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion. The problem we're having is every single time we open a ...
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Any way to force command line terminal to control a Mac?

I'm experimenting a little with Automator at the moment and often get stuck with some pre-recorded automation running very slowly while the whole Mac (an 2010 iMac in my case) doesn't respond to any ...
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How can I make Safari stop webpages from overriding any shortcuts?

I sometimes need to edit pages on WikiDot, but WikiDot overrides the ⌃+E shortcut (and many others), which is a system-wide shortcut I often use due to the lack of an end-key on my keyboard. Is there ...
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What is consuming HDD space on my MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space? How do I find out the files that are consuming a lot of space on my MacBook Pro running OS X Lion?
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How do I find the windowid to pass to screencapture -l?

The command line utility screencapture claims to be able to capture a single window without requiring interaction, but I can't figure out what to pass it. -l<windowid> capture this windowsid ...
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Privent Auto mount a partition on 10.7.4

I made a journaled, Encrypted Partition on 10.7.4 Now every time in startup it asks for the partition password. I would like to unlock and use this partition when ever I want not every time. So I ...
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How to rename a hard drive?

I tried to rename the hard drive of my Macbook from "Macintosh HD" to something else without the freaking space. However, after renaming it, many of my applications showed errors immediately and I ...
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Cannot log into MAC OS X after rename the disk

I tried to rename the hard drive of my Macbook from "Macintosh HD" to something else without the freaking space. However, after renaming it, many of my applications showed errors immediately and I ...
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Why does my cursor on Mac OS X get “stuck” sometimes?

In Mac OS X, sometimes when the cursor should change to a text cursor or hand cursor, it is still displayed as an arrow cursor. This gets annoying sometimes because although it still works, it makes ...
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bash process stays 20% CPU usage after boot

I migrated from a 2011 MBP to a 2012 MBP via Migration Assistent and Time Machine. Now, when I boot the bash process goes to ~20% and stays there forever, with it launchd for root and my user. I also ...
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Can i use “Remote Disc” from a Linux host remotely to OS X?

I just got my first MacBook Pro (retina), so I'm new to OS X. It does not have an optical drive, but I notice there's a "Remote Disc" device in Finder. I was wondering if I can mount my physical disc ...
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Can an app that was removed from the Mac App Store be re-downloaded?

I do a clean install whenever I upgrade my OS to a new major release. I know Coda 1 is no longer in the App Store and isn't supported by Panic anymore but I'd like to keep using it because it works ...
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Python Virtualenv is broken since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, when running the command "virtualenv env", I get: New python executable in env/bin/python Installing setuptools......... Complete output from command ...
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Lock fullscreen app positions

Is it possible (natively, or with a 3rd party tool), to lock the position of fullscreen apps in Lion? My problem is... whenever I click on a fullscreen app in the dock, it takes me to that app, but ...
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how to fix the parallels so it won't make the cpu work in 100% and above(140%)

I have seen that is a common problem: http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=112661 but there is no solution or any relevant update. the parallel runs my win7 and when it startup it consume all ...
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What is safe to delete in order for system to work properly?

I'm looking for anything that can be deleted and that don't required by system to work properly. So far I'm delete DVD Player.app, Chess.app, Photo Booth.app, Stickies.app, Dashboard, Launchpad.app ...
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Scheduling a task to repeat at a set interval

I have written a Ruby script that I need to run every 12 hours. Is there an easy way to do this in OS X (specifically Lion)?
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Markdown to .doc or .rtf

I'm interested in using a variation of Markdown for my work, but my target format is Word files (this is what my clients use, it's non-negotiable). Most implementations of Markdown would leave me with ...
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OS X 10.5 on macmini3,1 model?

To reproduce/debug an issue exclusive to OS X 10.5, i was trying install Leopard on my Mac Mini (model "macmini3,1", came with Snow Leopard). However, when trying to boot from a Leopard install medium ...
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How to install new font on OS X?

How to install new font on OS X to be used across OpenOffice, iWork, OfficeForMac, mail and other word processing applications?
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Change label on USB drive in OSX Terminal

I am trying to write a program in Python that will rename a USB drive (from the standard "USB DISK" to my custom "MYDISK"). However, I can't find any way to do this neither in Python nor in OSX ...
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Can't access Amazon S3 bucket after mounting using s3fs

I have been trying to mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a OSX volume using the s3fs command line tool (installed from Homebrew). The issue is that although I run the s3fs command as per the instructions ...
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How to get 3 1900x1200 monitors working on a 2010 Mac Pro

I have a new Mac Pro with a single ATI 5770 card installed. It has two mini-display ports, and one DVI port I have tried the following configurations: All 3 DVI connections: This results in one ...
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How can I move Dashboard widgets to the desktop in Lion?

In the OS X Terminal, there is a command that allows me to drag Dashboard widgets onto my desktop. In OS X Lion, the Dashboard became a Space. I am no longer able to use this command. What is a ...
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No Keys Repeating on New MacBook Pro After Changing Key Repeat Speed

I just opened my new Retina Display MacBook Pro and everything worked fine, but when I tried to go into System Preferences to make the key repeat speed faster, none of the keys repeated, not even ...
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How do I change the global stylesheet of Safari from the command line on OS X?

I am looking for a command line solution to change Safari default stylesheet. This can be configured manually by going to Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Style sheets. Still, I need this in order ...
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How can I show the desktop from full screen apps?

Is there a way to show the desktop from full screen apps? I'm used to do it with F11 but it doesn't work if you are running full screen apps. The same is true for hot corners. I need this ...