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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What info does a Mac broadcast and how to hide it?

I want to run a Mac in the cloud as a webserver and for facilitative use. I've secured most of my used tools already, but I was wondering about the OS itself. Imagine I'm running an up-to-date ...
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Office Word 2011 for Mac scrambles hyperlinks with different schemes

I have a very urgent question. I made my dad buy a MacBook Air just 3 days ago, I configured it completely and installed Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, so far so good. There is only one bad ...
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Windows client to OSX SMB unix permissions

I'm connecting to an OS X host with SMB sharing from a windows client on a domain. The OS X machine is using local accounts but is also connected to the domain. When I create files in a shared folder ...
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Switching back to 'production' version of Mac

Prior to Yosemite release I had installed the developer preview build on my Macbook. However, even after the public release I continue to get 'beta' updates from Apple (see included screenshot). How ...
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Dock won't position on the bottom

How do I get the Dock to go to the bottom on my Mac Pro with Yosemite? It will go on either side, but not the bottom. It goes on the bottom on my Macbook Pro, but not the Mac Pro.
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Force Macs to run Xprotect updater through terminal to get latest NTPD security patch

Apple released the the patch for an NTPD hole. This patch is automatically updated if you have SystemPreferences-->App Store-->Install system data files and security updates; checked. Which we don't. ...
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Authenticating OS X login over VPN when directory server unreachable

It seems to me that one use of a corporate VPN might be to enable login by remote users whose network accounts are not "mobile" (cached locally) on the computer in question; this could be because it ...
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Weird free spaces estimation

On my MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 running OS X Yosemite, there's something weird going on. If i look at the storage tab in the "About my Mac" menu, I use only 67 gigabytes of storage but it says 151 ...
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Disabling NTP on OS X Lion or older

Following a new security vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol software package, Apple has provided a software update for Mountain Lion and newer versions of OS X. As usual, the older versions ...
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Lost partitions after a botched Windows install attempt via Bootcamp

I tried to install Windows 8 using the bootcamp assistant, but when I got to this screen, The BOOTCAMP partition created by bootcamp wouldn't accept the windows install. Meaning, I reformatted it, ...
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How to execute Terminal command using selected text?

I want to bind a shortcut to run a command in Terminal with text that I selected while web browsing. How could I do this?
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Slow mac when Terminal have been open for some time

When I have Terminal.app open for some time (mostly after 2-3 hours), everything starts getting slow. When I type there is a delay for each character, and all applications lag when I scroll. If I ...
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Problem after erasing the HD of a brand new Mac (OS X Yosemite) with Disk Utility

I cannot reinstall OS X Yosemite now, as there's no hard drive I could see. I had erased the HD with the idea that it will create a new partition but it didn't, so now I can't see a hard disk on ...
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Verification required

My iPhone (5s) has randomly started to ask for verification (before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify). Now my problem is that with my apple account I already have a bank account ...
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Secret way to trigger Thesaurus on Mac OS X?

Not really sure how to ask since I have no idea what just happened, but I'll try my best :-) I just typed "I" into a textfield here on Yosemite and then tried to click on an icon in the Mac OS status ...
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Multiple display setup mac, ignore separation between displays

I am currently setting up my workstation, and I want to use the set up pictured here: As you can see, the display on the top is turned sideways, and that is the way I want it. The question is ...
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Prevent from switching Wi-Fi networks

I have two wifi access points at home: "downstairs" and "upstairs". They're both WPA2. If I'm upstairs and connected to "upstairs" and my laptop goes to sleep, when I reactivate it, it connects to ...
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Mac with 2 monitors, how do i switch virtual desktops on one monitor only?

I have 2 monitors for mac, one extended the other. How do i switch virtual desktops on one monitor only? For example, When I do 4 fingers swipe left/right on screen1, I expect the switching happens ...
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spaces switching unexpectedly on osx yosemite

I'm having an issue where my spaces keep randomly switching without me doing anything. I haven't managed to work out any sort of consistency to the behaviour yet so impossible to reproduce, but I'm ...
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Yosemite on Macbook pro - Memory constantly almost full [duplicate]

My Macbook is a late 2013 model with 8GB's of memory. I've recently been experiencing a scenario whereby my memory is constantly at 99% of the 8GBs I have, but there's no clear culprit on which ...
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Escape single quote in command in alias Terminal

I am working with SVN for version control, and whenever I'm ready to commit some changes, I have to stage them all with the following command: svn status | grep -v "^.[ \t]*\..*" | grep "^?" | awk ...
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Admin privileges requiring for installing a package build though Packages

Using osx 10.9 and packages for making package installer. While installing a package made using Packages in /Applications location on a osx 10.9 machine, installer is asking for Admin password. Even ...
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Suggestions for objective-c to login via code into mac osx [closed]

Please help me in assessing this feasibility I need to enhance a daemon (running as root) on macOSx in such a way that if my client sends username and password over socket to daemon then it makes ...
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OS X Mavericks extra desktops (spaces) opening seemingly randomly

I don't often use mission control, or extra desktops (spaces). Every so often, I do open mission control by mistake, and I have dozens of spaces showing at the top of the screen. Is there a shortcut ...
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VBox shared folder is not keeping file owners

I'm trying to find a right set of options for mount vboxsf working under OSX to preserve user ownership in the created files. When I'm running command like that sudo mount -t vboxsf /Users ...
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Set hours in week view in calendar

Is there any way to set hours I want to see in Week view in Calendar? I do not need hours marked with red ellipsis's and need only hours marked with blue rectangle. If I try to resize window, then it ...
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Block web page containing a specific word in safari

I would like to know if there is any mac safari plugin to block any web page containing a specific word in its url or in its content. For example, suppose we take the word 'abc', the following link ...
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Yellow pattern all over application windows

I've been using my iMac (mid-2011, OS X Yosemite 10.10.1) without any problems since I purhaced it. However, today a distracting yellow square pattern started to appear. It only appears over ...
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How to prevent table moving to the next page in Pages?

I'm using OS X Yosemite and in Pages table jumps to the next page (and leaving text on the first page) when it gets too big, how can I stop it?
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Copy selection to clipboard automatically

I am looking for a program that can copy any selected text to the clipboard automatically. E.g. if I select some text in Safari or Eclipse, it should automatically copy it to the keyboard. The ...
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barcode scanner for OSX

I am interested in buying a barcode scanner (for a one off to read ISBN numbers on books). I have looked at some at the cheaper models on eBay, but they don't give much information. I was wondering ...
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How to use the programming calculator in OS X?

I'm trying to make the best out of the programming calculator in OS X, but I don't know these functions: byte flip word flip X< X>>Y RoL/RoR (are these just sll/srl?) Also is it possible to ...
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Location in Weather Widget is Wrong

The location in the weather widget of the notification center is permanently wrong since September 2014. I was in Ampus for vacation. But today I'm at home and the location is not changing! If I ...
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My MacBook Pro is connected to the network but I cannot browse to any website

I am having a hard time figuring out what's wrong with my laptop. I am using my laptop and my computer, both connected to the same network but something went wrong. I cannot browse any website using ...
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Custom built Java Mac app won't run when in /Applications folder [closed]

I have a Java-based application that I've developed for a while now. When I create a Mac .app bundle, I do so by copying the following contents into the .app folder: ...
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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PDF reader that restores last viewed page

Is there a (free) PDF reader that could restore last viewed page when opening a PDF in OS X 10.10?
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Changing the open with settings in 10.10.1

I am looking for a way to edit the open with settings in 10.10.1, i have looked through older questions and have attempted to rename the launch services plist and have gotten no where. I have looked ...
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Can I set the primary Language of OS X by using shell script or AppleScript?

My computer is mac mini (late 2012) with Yosemite 10.10.1 installed. The primary language of the system is English, with Chinese being the second language. Sometimes I need to use the Maps.app, and ...
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Moving the focused window to the bottom/top monitor with a shortcut

Short version: Is there a program that can move the focused/active window to the bottom/top monitor with a keyboard shortcut? Long version: Sometimes I need to move a window to the bottom/top, in ...
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How to add icons to the Opera browser's toolbar?

I'm a longtime Opera user, and, now that I'm moving to Mac, I want to install Opera on it. On Windows and Linux, I can add icons to the toolbar - such as turn images on/off, control the zoom, wrap ...
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Start menu + taskbar for Mac OS X

I am looking for a start menu and taskbar for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): Start menu: Multi-column ...
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Safari CMD+Click link new tab focus

Is there a way to force focus to a new tab in safari when you cmd+click on links in google search results for example?
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Change home directory with symlink

I added an SSD to my system, so now I have a boot drive on the SSD and my home directory on a different volume. I successfully changed the home directory as specified in Change Users Home Directory. ...
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Will upgrading to Yosemite remove all my tweaks and setting?

I've made many small tweaks and preference customization to the Mavericks install on my Mac. If I upgrade to Yosemite, will those tweaks and preferences be reset and would require me to re-apply them? ...
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HyperSwitch alt+tab broken?

HyperSwitch alt+tab behaviour stopped working 2/3 days ago. It simply does nothing. I haven't changed my HyperSwitch's preferences and I don't remember installing or updating anything that would ...
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Deleting content of /private/tmp moved on different HDD

I have a Macbook pro with 2 internal HD (stock HD for data and data doubler + SSD in place of the optical drive, hosting the OS). I'm now trying to optimize this setup to take into account the ...
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Reset or Uninstall Yosemite Server

I installed Yosemite Server and I had previously configured the Apache for web development. Now, It seems that the configuration and everything is messed up. How can I reset my web server ...
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Messed up my keychain and certificates, how I can put it all in factory settings?

I had some problem with SSL authentification in homebrew program and follow a stackoverflow advice to delete Digicert certificates in my keychain, which helped, but since then I couldn't open certain ...
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...