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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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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Quicklook stopped working with xcode's .m and .h file suddenly

A week ago, quicklook stopped working with .m and .h files, instead it's showing me .m or .h thumbnail. I think that day a message box popped and i didn't read it i answered the question hastily. ...
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Excessive CPU usage from sysmond

Does anyone know what the sysmond application does on OS X? Lately it has been taking about 25-30% cpu constantly for no apparent reason. Things I've tried so far: Reboot SMC reset PRAM reset ...
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Should I have two iBooks apps for iOS and Mac?

I have iBooks 3.2 on iTunes (and my iPad) and iBooks 1.0.1 on my Mac (OS X 10.9.2) in the Dock. Do you have one iBooks app 1.0.1 for computer and iBooks app 3.2 for iTunes and iOS devices?
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How to click on an exact element in chrome using apple script?

I know it's website specific, but i'm just having a hard time understanding exactly how the do Javascript function works. For example, say I have this site to vote on and i wanted to run an apple ...
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Numbers '08: How to create a histogram?

I have data (ranging from 0 to 1, e.g. 0.61 0.23 0.99 1.0 0.89 0.0 0.42 0.42 0.86 and I would like to create a histogram with bins 0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.0 with the upper ...
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disable IP compression (IPCOMP) using LZS in OSX for Cisco VPN connection

I'm trying to connect to a cisco vpn. it used to work, now it doesn't. I recently upgraded to Mavericks and I suspect this is likely to be the cause. my syslog shows the following information when I ...
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How to disable screen sharing

I have some privacy concerns and would like to know how to disable screen sharing. I have tried turning of the WiFi but was then not able to use the internet.
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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Script to check Software Version

Hi i'm tryin to write a script to check software version. I want to pass my own variables, which are name of the Application and Version. Here's a copy. It's not working for me currently... i'm a ...
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Convert single unicode character to png image

I need to convert a Unicode character (e.g. ⦿; CIRCLED BULLET; U+29BF) to a PNG image for use within a reporting tool (Crystal Reports). I need to preserve the font, size, and formatting of the ...
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Mapping F13, F14, F15

I am a programmer and I would like to map all the unused function keys (from F13 to F19) on my Apple Keyboard to some useful chars like parenthesis: {, }, [, ] and quotes Is there a free software ...
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Why is a application called “java” always open on my OS X 10.9.2 even when I force quit it?

Whenever I turn my computer on I have this application open called "java." No matter what I do I can't exit it. When I try force quitting it, it's called "bin." Images below show what I'm talking ...
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os x teleport : login other computer

i am now using a second mac at home imac and mac pro. anyways, teleport is a superb solution to using both machines. i am having to reboot the 'remote' machine for various reasons during setup of the ...
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Deleted user still appears on system startup screen

Recently, I had to setup a user for the Apple Hardware replacement team in my local Apple Store on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.2 called "apple". After the repair, I deleted the user via Users ...
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Where Is The “Summarize” Service On OS X Mavericks?

In previous versions of OS X, you could find the Summarize service by highlighting the text you want to summarize, going to the app name menu, click service, and then clicking summarize. Call me ...
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Safari redirecting occasionally to sponsor.adverstitial.com

Recently Safari has been exhibiting an odd behavior - I'm in the middle of browsing something and suddenly the entire page is redirected to a sponsor.adverstitial.com URL. In searching online I see ...
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XQuartz is not starting from within tmux

I'm using the standard apple terminal with zsh as my default shell. In my ~/.zprofile (equivalent of .profile) I have the following line: [[ $TERM != "screen" ]] && exec tmux This ...
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How can I run a application in Automator?

I want to run an application in Automator but there is no run program. Operating system and stuff: OS X Lion 10.7.5 Automator 2.2.4 Memory: 3GB
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Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
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How does the Summarize Service in OS X work?

I’m quit impressed with the Summarize Service in OS X. But its unclear to me, how the service does the summarising. Could someone please explain this to me?
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TextEdit refuses to modify a file in /Users/Shared owned by another user despite mode 666

I have a text file in /Users/Shared that I would like to be editable by all users on my Mac. The Get Info window shows that everyone has read and write access, and when I open the file with TextEdit ...
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Open an application after wake from sleep

Is is possible for an application to open up after waking up your MacBook? So I have this application that I want it to open every time that I wake up my Macbook from sleep.
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user-name@dest-host for MACbookpro

I have a directory at a unix machine which I want to copy to my macbook. I login to unix machine using a VPN connection and then try to copy the directory using the following standard command scp ...
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How can I boot my dual-booted Mac back to OS X?

I have a MacBook Pro and run Windows XP on it too much however I cannot remember how I can open the MacBook Pro with OS X on instead of Windows XP. How can I boot back to OS X?
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Will Safari 7.0 run on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

I really like the new Safari in OS X 10.9, but otherwise don't like much else and want to downgrade back to 10.6 -- the last time I was happy using my computer. But, can I take the new Safari with ...
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Is it OK to run -sudo purge, frequently? [duplicate]

I'm on Mavericks 10.9.2, 24GB's RAM, and my usage constantly teters on 23.95 GB in use very frequently. From what I can tell, the largest running process is 'kernel_task', and even then it's less ...
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How to flash screen from command line

Is there a way to flash the screen from the command line? I am looking for the same effect that Accessibility does for "Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs", but I don't want it for every ...
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Bash script to run command with prompt for input

How can I create a script using the following command? mmap -sn -n x.x.x.x/8, /16, /24 and so on. I would like the script to run the command when I type in "sweep" and then prompt me for the subnet ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch between applications in Mission Control

Does Apple have keyboard shortcuts to switch between applications in Mission Control? (Instead of hovering over with the cursor)? e.g., which key combination cal I press to get me from "preview" to ...
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New desktops get randomly created

I use two monitors on this Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I never use more than one "desktop", however once every few days, I see a random number of new desktops created - usually between 2-3 but ...
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Make the most out of a mac without admin account

So. I've got this laptop from work. Big corporate enterprise. Bureaucracy can't give me an admin privileges so I'm stuck with what I can install at my home folder. Got lucky it came with a C compiler ...
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In version 5.2 of Apple's Pages app for OS X (Mavericks), how do I change the page layout?

I'm trying to adjust a simple template in Pages version 5.2 but can't for the life of my figure out how to change the existing layout such that the text spans the full width of the page. I've turned ...
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Apple infinite load. I/O error and even a new HD

My mac mini from the 2011 refused to boot. Apple logo and loading image forever.. I tried cmd+s: Went through all the steps from the applejack, tried fsck -fy, all semmed pok, Tried cmd+v: It ...
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Configuring SSD over-provisioning on Mac OSX

I'm in early investigation stages of adding a SSD drive to my MacPro. Fragmentation problems can lead to serious performance problems on an SSD. There are a couple answers to this problem: TRIM - ...
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Can't login after setting up FileVault

I ran FileVault on my MacBook Pro. It seemed to be OK, generated the passcode etc. All happy. Next log on failed. Grey Screen. Tried both users with correct passwords. Nothing. Grey screen, short ...
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Reinstall OS X Mavericks

I am relatively new to Mac world. I've bought my first Apple computer, a MacBook Pro Retina 2013, a few weeks ago and I've tried a lot of software since then. Anyway, to make a long story short, I ...
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Correcting Pronunciation Errors in 'Say' Command in Terminal

I'm having difficulty correcting the pronunciation in the 'say' command, using 10.9. I tried to add new pronunciations through: System Preferences > Dictation and Speech > Open Accessibility ...
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Changed user name but files are now unaccessible

I changed the home user name using http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1428 and now search in Mail and Finder only show me files I've accessed since the change. This is a major issue for me. How can I fix ...
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Boot from CD, make backup, reinstall snow leopard. Good idea?

My iMac has some problems, and to repair it I thought I'd do as it says in the title. Currently, I'm running (a broken) Snow Leopard, and ideally I'd make a backup (with Time Machine) before I erase ...
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Downloading unofficial applications with developer ID signature [closed]

Recently I have download a suite application from a torrent. The application installation was the "official" application installer plus a configuration file that was replaced the official ...
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Outlook 2011, where are located messages placed in “On my computer”?

I'm using Outlook 2011 under OS X Mavericks. I moved some messages to my Exchange account to folders located in the section "On my computer". I need to know where these messages are physically ...
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Blinking question mark on folder on boot

I am attempting to boot up my 2009 MacBook Pro, but when it starts it immediately shows a white screen with a 'question mark folder' — it keeps blinking until the computer shuts down (unless I keep it ...
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How can I find out how much internet data each app has used?

There are a number of PC apps that do the trick, I've read trying to find one for mac. But none seem to do it for mac (Mountain Lion). I have Little Snitch already and tried putting lsof -P -i -n | ...
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Recording a Screenscast a webinar?

What are some good options for recording a screenscast or webinar? Often, but not always, they are delivered by goto meeting and are quite often put on during horribly inconvenient times for our ...
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How do I know what to put in DefaultKeyBindings.dict?

I am trying to create a few system level key bindings. I know about ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict but I am not sure what to put in there/or how to go about finding the commands and ...
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Will my other partitions be wiped when doing a clean install of Mavericks?

Situation I have two partitions: Mac OS X, and Windows Bootcamp. Will the Windows partition get caught in the wiping process when attempting a Mavericks clean install? I think people call it spring ...
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Remove spacing between pages in microsoft word for mac

How can I remove the spaces (header/footer areas) between pages in MS word? On my PC, I just double click the spaces and it automatically removes them. When I try on my Mac, it just opens the header ...
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Volume won't turn down on 2009 Macbook Pro 5,5

I just replaced the hard drive, upgraded the memory, and installed Snow Leopard to upgrade to Mavericks. Now, the volume won't turn down, but I know the key is being pressed because the volume level ...
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X11 font cache on OS X

Often when I open an X11 application (Wireshark, GIMP) it has to build some sort of font cache, which often takes 30 seconds or more during application launch. I don't change my fonts often and ...