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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How to get OS X Server (for OS X Mavericks) for free (as Mac or iOS Developer)?

The Server.app for OS X Mavericks has a price tag of $19.99. Some websites mention it to be free for Developers who joined as iOS Developer or Mac Developer. How do I get the redemption code for the ...
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VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports

As stated above VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports to the point that the ReportCrash system process will use 50-100% of cpu. Application Specific Information: Client is ...
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Install 10.8 on an external drive from 10.9 [duplicate]

I have OS X v10.9. I downloaded v10.8 installer from the AppStore in order to install it on an external drive. However, when launching the installer it says that it can't be installed on this computer ...
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Terminal freezes because of corrupt file

I wanted to edit the httpd.conf from apache2. I wanted to uncomment the php5 load line so it gets included. I started the terminal and used sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf to edit the file and ...
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Binding Escape Sequences to Terminal Keys Produces Characters, Not Actions

I was using an iMac from 2009. I had upgraded it regularly, going up to (and including) Mavericks. When I first got that iMac, I fixed the keys in Terminal so Home and End would move the cursor to ...
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Hidden Folder not showing in Finder with show all hidden files

I have a FreeBSD server where I store my web files. One of the files I have been using for years has the naming convention ._Folder When I try to open this file in the Finder it doesn't even show, ...
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renamed folder becomes a file with an extension

When I create a folder and name it "test.tmp" the finder asks me if I want to add the file extension ".tmp" to my folder. When accepted, the folder changes to a document with an icon. I then can no ...
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iPhone not appearing as a device in iTunes, making wireless sync impossible

I'm not sure when this issue started, but at some point in the past I was able to wirelessly sync my phone to my computer through iTunes. The two things that I have changed recently are updating to ...
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After logging into OSX all I see is a black screen

I am currently having an issue with my mac. Turn on the mac The apple logo appears followed by the login screen. There are 2 logins, one is a guest login and the other is my login. When I choose ...
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Sever integration of Aperture in iWork

I'm using both Aperture and iWork (Numbers in particular). The thing is my aperture library is kind of big (about 1000 albums with 10 to 100 photos each) and I noticed that when I use Numbers, a lot ...
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How restore my Mac with boot camp partition from time machine

I have my Mac boot camped with windows 7, unfortunately my hard drive was corrupted on the Mac partition, the windows partition is OK, I fixed the Mac partition but right now I can restore my Mac from ...
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Is there a way to show the date (in addition to time) in the OS X lock screen?

This is what the default OS X lock screen, (if you have it set to require password on wake from sleep etc.), looks like: By default it seems to only show the time in the top right-hand corner. It ...
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screencapture as a service doesn't work in OS X 10.9.2

I have updated to 10.9.2 and looks like it has broken my image uploading script. It starts with a shell command: screencapture -i /tmp/last_screen.png It should take a picture of selected area. ...
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Macbook pro 13" OSX Mavericks F3-Key Function?

Whats this F3 on the Macbook pro 13" with MacOs Mavericks on it? If I press it, there is my desktop big and above from it, my open programs with thumbnail. But this is feature is senseless, because ...
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Opening new Terminal.app window/tab with a certain profile from command-line or AppleScript?

When I login to my Mac, I want to automatically open a new Terminal.app window with a certain profile, say Monitor, that has a startup command and several appearance settings. I thought it would be ...
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Is it possible to allow windows to be only positioned in a low-resolution grid?

When booting a Mac in restore mode (by pressing cmd-R during booting) the windows can only be moved in about 5-10 pixel steps. I’m wondering whether this is possible to have all the time.
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Spotlight in Mavericks does not search Tags - how to enable?

I have defined a couple of tags in Mavericks. If I search inside Finder, tags work as expected: It recognizes that "Firma" is a tag. If I select it and press enter, it turns into "Tag:Firma". ...
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Can't find “Find my iPhone” app on OS X

I have attempted all the suggestions listed in Apps on my MacBook Pro but I still can't find the app I am looking for: Find my iPhone. I have checked Applications, Downloads, Spotlight, Finder, and ...
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Deleted all users with “dscl . -delete /Users”

I don't know how I put myself in these situations. So I was fooling around with dscl late last night, making and removing accounts, when suddenly I ran dscl . -delete /Users instead of dscl . -delete ...
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Is it possible to go from pre-installed Mavericks to Mountain Lion on my new Macbook Pro?

I just brought a brand new MacBook Pro (mid-2012) and it came with Mavericks installed on it. The previous Mac I had before I got this one had Mountain Lion and it ran my pro tools sufficiently but ...
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MacOS X Randomly Logs out while working

A friend of mine experiences the following behaviour while using a macbook quite normally (no heavy loads, etc.). She is returned to her log in screen and apparently logged out, because after logging ...
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Adobe Illustrator alternative for the Mac?

I need to be able to view and edit AI files on OS X. How can do that without Adobe Illustrator?
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Cant remove windows partition from mac(not BOOTCAMP)

I have a windows partition(not a bootcamp one) and would like to remove it.This was obviously not possible with bootcamp.I tried using Disk Utility but all buttons there are inactive. I have ...
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Unable to install Gtk for RGtk2 on OS X 10.9

I have been trying to install Gtk to use it with RGtk2 on OS X 10.9. So far the following options haven't worked: building from source (did get some errors during the meta-gtk-osx-bootstrap build) ...
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Moving an application window to another desktop or screen using the keyboard?

In Windows, when I press the windows key + any arrow button the current application window moves. For example: windows key + left arrow key: the application window moves to the left of the display. I ...
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Why does my path not get saved even after editing ~/.bashrc? [duplicate]

I've added maven to my path, but it doesn't seem to be persisting to the path beyond the lifetime of the terminal application. I've modified my ~/.bashrc, but it still isn't storing the modified path....
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Finder shows .dmg is unmounted, Trash refuses to delete it

I downloaded a .dmg file for an application, and now after installing the app and unmounting the .dmg I can't delete the .dmg file because Trash says it's "in use". Finder shows no mounted .dmgs, yet ...
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Trash missing from Dock

I can't find my Trash folder on my Mac — it isn't on my Dock and I really don't know where to find it. I'm new to OS X. Does anyone know where I can find my Trash? I can put items in my Trash, but I ...
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How can you set up a free, universal OS X-wide ‘autosave’ script?

I want to set up a free solution in OS X for a universal ‘autosave’ function (given Apple’s own solution is limited to only a few apps - at least for now), and let Dropbox do my file versioning and ...
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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CalenderAgent: howto allow connection only if needed?

I use LittleSnitch, and there i can see that CalenderAgent makes still connection to Google and iCloud even iCal is closed. Because of several reason..., I want to allow CallanderAgent making ...
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Intro to OSX System directory conventions

I'm using macs since 8 years now and have a computer science background. I know, that when installing software, OSX is not as nasty as windows. Meaning, instead of dealing with dll libraries and stuff ...
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I cannot find my backup on my TimeMachine

My time machine is set up by connecting an external harddisk to a AirPort Extreme. I am trying the 'Internet Recovery' option to restore my iMac from my time machine backup. When the 'OS X Utitlies' ...
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Migration issue - duplicate user account

I've got a situation that I don't know how to resolve. I've had a Mac setup and all worked fine. I've bought an SSD drive, installed Mavericks and used the migration assistant to move all the stuff ...
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Both: Key Repeat & Press and Hold

Is it possible to use both the Key Repeat & the Press and Hold functionality in OS X Mavericks? How? I write in English, French and German on a Macbook's US keyboard often. I really like the ...
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Mac mail doesn't have the option for calendar when adding a new cPanel email account

Previously when I configure Mac mail, there is always an option for calendar so that I can use that email for my company calendar entries. But now in Mac OSX 10.9.1, I don't get that option and I need ...
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Permanently disable “beep” with volume change?

Is there a way to permanently disable the "beeping" sound following volume changes? Just in case, I use a Macbook Air with OSX 10.9.1.
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OS X Server VPN: cannot ping local network

My OS X Server located in my home network. It's using Time Capsule to connect to the Internet. I've setup VPN server there and I was able to successfully connect, but I can't reach the devices in the ...
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Install softwares on other partitions

I have partitioned my HD in three parts, system, work and private. I was trying to install R in work volume but it failed because it could find OS? So is it necessary to install all SWs on system, or ...
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Any chflag for files in Notification Center?

I would like to have a list of TODOs in a particular folder (tex files) in the notification centre (the one in the right upper corner which opens from the corner). Notification Center is the one at ...
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Can I backup an arbitrary file on iCloud?

If I open iCloud in System Preferences, it says I have 5 GB of storage available. I'd like to use it to back up some zip archives of source code. Is that possible, or can you only access that ...
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On OS X, how can I see which song/stream/… is playing in iTunes?

On OS X, how can I see which song/stream/... is playing in iTunes? I don't want to go to the messages dock on the right side of the screen, just want to see the currently playing title in iTunes ...
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Why when I increase SSL certificate security on my mac am I unable to use the app store (preflight error)?

Given the recent OSX issues with certificates and SSL, I want to increase the security of the certificate validation in general. I came across a setting in the keychain that has a selection between ...
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QuickLook file associations

Typing $ qlmanage -m plugins will give me a list of QuickLook plugins and their associated MIME type (at least I think it's a MIME type): plugins: org.openxmlformats.presentationml.slideshow -> /...
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How to open shell scripts in editor when double clicking on them

I'm trying to migrate to OS X. One thing what I find really strange / dangerous that by double clicking on shell scripts, I launch them in Terminal. I would like to change this behaviour to open them ...
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Does Fluid not support web fonts?

I am right in saying that Fluid.app does not support Web Fonts? The fonts on this page looks nothing like in Safari or Chrome: http://www.typography.com/cloud/welcome/ And I have tried whitelisting ...
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Run multiple instances of the same version of Firefox with different profiles simultaneously

I have an existing installation of Firefox. I've been using this installation for a long time so theres a lot of data (history, bookmark, browser preferences, addon preferences). Now I want to split ...
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Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
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Force Preview to open all selected images in one window

Before mavericks, selecting several images in Finder and choosing Open on them would open them in Preview in one window, with all image thumbnails nicely on the left hand side bar. Since Mavericks, ...
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Screensaver does not start on OS X 10.9.2

My Mid-2011 iMac (Intel i5) does not start the screensaver or put the display to sleep after updating to OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. I updated to the public edition available from the Mac AppStore. Below ...