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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Weird bug: Cmd+Tab sticks in Mavericks

I am experiencing an odd bug that I haven't seen anywhere else. When I use Cmd+Tab, it seems to stick on whatever application it lands on when I release Tab. It should open that application, but ...
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Locating an app by its bundle identifier from the command line

I am looking for a way to find an app's location on the system from the command line using its bundle identifier. I can open it like this: open -b 'com.zerotier.ZeroTierOne' ... where ...
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Mac App Store Download does not start on fresh installed Lion

I needed to reinstall Mac OS X, so my plan was to format the drive, install OS X Lion (since I have the USB stick here) and then update to Mavericks. Sounds simple, yet I have a problem: The Mavericks ...
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iPhoto 8.1.2 grayed out in OS X 10.9.1 screensaver, both internal HD and external on iMac

I have iPhoto 8.1.2 grayed out in OS X 10.9.1 screensaver, both internal HD and external on iMac. I have tried reinstalling OS. How do I use iPhoto as a screensaver?
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Facetime HD Camera undetected in Vodburner

I have installed Vodburner but it is not detecting the Facetime HD camera. Please suggest how to solve this.
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Terminal problem with Ctrl + Arrow and Shift + Arrow keys

I am running Mavericks on a new Macbook Pro. When I use the Ctrl and Shift keys together with the arrow keys, I get some sort of key codes as output in the terminal. I am pretty sure that this problem ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks freezes, stops responding when running out of memory

It happens every other day and the symptoms are weird to say the least. The computer still responds in some sense; I can move the mouse, the volume buttons on my headphones work. They keyboard does ...
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How to change default font size when preview open microsoft excel document?

I use macbook air, Preview is brilliant, But seems can not zoom out microsoft document(word, excel), So I want to change the default font size. But how?
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Recover Deleted Files on Mac OSX [External NTFS]

I have accidentally deleted some files on my Mac OS X Mavericks. Actually, I was trying to burn an .img file to my flash drive which was located at /dev/disk1 (at the same time I had connected a NTFS ...
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How to maximise a window to fill up screen in Mavericks?

Before Mavericks, I could maximise a window while holding shift key, and the window would always fill up the entire screen without needing any third party tools or changes. It no longer works in ...
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Setting up key bindings of Corsair Vengeance K70 to work with OS X

I recently purchased a Corsair Vengeance K70 and am trying to get set the ctrl windows alt keys to match the ones on a mac keyboard, control option(alt) command. Currently the windows key acts like ...
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Purge command - Unable to purge disk buffers, error #-2?

When I attempt to run the purge command, I get the same error every time. [ERROR] <CPDevice.c:3816> Unable to create new counter client. [ERROR] <CPOSX.c:1172> Unable to get user ...
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Can I run an SQLite operation from Terminal?

When I download transactions in Quicken Essentials for Mac, my bank adds "DEBIT PURCHASE" and other junk to the Payee info. Quicken has no ability to find and replace globally. But I dug into the ...
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blank Parental Controls log display

After setting up a managed user on my daughter's laptop [2008 macbook pro, OSX 10.9.1], I tested that application and website logging worked - I was able to go into Parental Controls, bring up the ...
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Manage Apple devices for small company

What's the best way to manage 10-20 Apple computers for a small company? All the devices are purchased and owned by the company. We want to be to reassign computers from one person to another, and ...
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Apple recovery partition possibly creating problems in Ubuntu

Before reading, it may help to know I have a 13" Macbook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). Recently, the HFS+ filesystem on my OSX became corrupt and after many trials and errors, it was clear I was going ...
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Accidentally removed pbcopy

I messed up pbcopy. Instead of cat foo | pbcopy I did cat foo > pbcopy And now my pbcopy is a text file. How can I reinstall it? Is it a part of some specific package, maybe something in ...
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Showing wrong name in terminal

My Macbook's name is 'Suman'. But in terminal I have something different. How to solve it ?
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Can I delete Mailbox Folder in Snow Leopard

When I first got my Mac I used Mail for a little while, but now I always use Gmail in my browser directly. My hard drive is nearly full and I've been using What size to try and work out where my ...
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how to pack python package that includes python scripts and bash scripts for OSx as pythonTool.app?

I have made a python tool which I want to share with users. I tried Automator, and it works but in that I used Application > Run Shell Script in which I hard coded the path to my python script, but ...
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“l/” in shell creates a whitespace

Whenever I type l/ in terminal on OS X (Mavericks), it replaces it with a blank space. I can't seem to find any relevant problems or fixes on Google and I have no idea why this happens. For example, ...
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How does one change the share name with file sharing in Mac OS X?

In Mac OS X you can create shared folders. Usually the share name is the same as the folder, but it can be different. For example if the is a user with display name "John Doe" and system name "johnd" ...
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User account doesn't appear on first login screen

After restarting my computer when I am presented with the initial login screen (the light gray one with the restart and shut down buttons), I see only two of my three user accounts. If I log in with ...
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SIGSEGV when trying to install Java EE SDK 7 on OS X Mavericks

I tried to fresh install Java EE SDK 7 Update 45 on OS X 10.9.1 I did export DISPLAY=:0 then sudo ln -sf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java /usr/bin/java ...
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How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?
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Admin user folder is invisible within application file browsers

The admin user's folder on my mac is not visible from within application file browsers despite being visible in finder and accessible via the favourites sidebar. As some applications have their own ...
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how to add button to Finder toolbar to call python script with current folder as argument?

Recently I added context menu under services to execute python script but I think it would be convenient if I add a button on the Finder toolbar, like next to New Folder Button in below image. Is ...
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How can I change the length of photos in iMovie '13?

I'm trying to make a simple iMovie time lapse video and it's my first time trying to iMovie '13. I have photos that I would like to change the duration of, only when I click the info icon there's just ...
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OSX 9 Mavericks - Homebrew - g++ 4.8 - link fails: Undefined symbol “__istype(int, unsigned long)”

g++-4.8 -o block_test block_test.o Block.o MemRef.o CI_Metadata.o ConnectMxctl.o Log.o BLog.o -L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient -g Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "__istype(int, ...
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Groups windows into tabs osx

Is there an app or something that will allow to create tabs for any App? For example on the left half of my screen I have a web browser and on the right half of my screen I have a text editor and ...
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How do I disable the Minimize (command-M) shortcut in Mavericks?

I want to unset the Cmd+M shortcut but I can't seem to find it. I've checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts but no luck there. I've even tried running defaults write -g ...
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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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How can I get Wikipedia embedded audio and video to play back in Safari?

What is required to get the embedded Ogg Vorbis/Theora media on Wikipedia to play back natively in Safari, assuming a clean, up-to-date OS X install? The Wikipedia page for Beethoven's Piano Sonata ...
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There's a “Change what happens when you close the laptop lid” setting in Windows. Is there an equivalent in OS X?

In Windows one can usually choose between Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate. The Macbook, however, doesn't seem to have this setting. It'll always go to sleep. I would like to set it to "Do nothing" to ...
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Homebrew issues error while calling 'brew update'

I don't have much knowledge of all this so please forgive my incompetence. When I run brew update, it shows: fatal: Unable to create '/usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew-science/.git/index.lock': ...
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How to prevent accidental deletion or move of folders/files in Mac?

I have recently got a new Mac and keep accidentally moving folders around when using the trackpad and have managed to delete a couple folders as I am not used to this whole trackpad business. Is there ...
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Attempting to share a video in iMovie '13 results in error -50

I have updated to iMovie '13 (v10.01.0) and can no longer share my videos to Vimeo or export them. I get the following error message: Video rendering error: -50 Why is this happening and what ...
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Invoke Perl script in Windows from OS X

I have a Perl script written in Windows and an AppleScript written in OS X. I want the AppleScript to invoke the Perl script that is residing in Windows. How can I do this?
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Pages '09 flags file as modified after printing

I'm using Pages '09 with Mountain Lion (10.8.3). Every time I open a file to just print it and don't make any modifications, Pages '09 flags it as modified. If I just want to close ⌘+W this file, ...
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How to get 1080 HD videos from itunes?

I have changed both settings in iTunes to download 1080 HD videos but for example I just bought Beyonce's visual album and the videos are like 88MB, which is not HD. Please help
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How to get rid of booby-trapped pop ups to update flash player?

I'm coming across a malicious pop up to update my flash player. The message in the pop up: Warning! Your Adobe Flash Player version is outdated. Security risks. Please update now. I've seen this ...
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Font Book says multiple copies are installed

I downloaded a free font that included four .ttf files for the Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic variants, all different. I dragged them into Font Book and they all appeared in a group, but the ...
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Screensaver after morning wake

I would like the screen saver (which shows family photos) to launch each morning when the computer wakes in the morning. I used the Energy Saver option to sleep the computer each night and to wake it ...
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What is $RECYCLE.BIN in MAC?

I had a directory called $RECYCLE.BIN which I did not created. I deleted it accidentally and as result all other directories beside it deleted it. I could not find anything about this directory. Here ...
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Set Services keyboard shortcut via script OSX

I need a way to set the following programmatically: Specifically for shortcuts under Services, if that makes a difference. I'm wondering if this is possible via shell or AppleScript? EDIT: I've ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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how to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument

How to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument? This is what I have so far, but this is always taking the user home directory as input no matter which folder i right click > ...
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Where is BSD.pkg on OS X 10.9?

I want to extract BSD.pkg file and pull some apache configuration file to cover my apache http.conf file. I locate in /Library/Receipts/, But the BSD.pkg file is empty.
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mac become no sound when after mac sleep

Sometime, I close lid, and open again, The sound not available. When I restart my mac, The sound back. Is this a bug?
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Key combination for selecting all the text in an edit buffer?

I need combination for selecting all of the text in an edit buffer for an editor like Sublime Text. On the Windows OSes I would use control + a. On OS X this combination seems to moves cursor to ...