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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Can't log in, but no error message

Odd problem this morning. I go to log in and it accepts the password, thinks for a second and then dumps me back to the login screen. I don't get the "shake" from entering the wrong password. It ...
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Downloaded app won't open because it is from an unidentified developer [duplicate]

I have download photo express mac version on my MacBook Pro and it won't open it said can't opened because it is from an unidentified developer. But I'm using there mac download so what do I do so I ...
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How to enable English mode as default for OS X login

I cannot input user account in English without changing input mode when to type user account at login dialog box. I have to change input mode to US every time when I boot mac. Settings: Region is ...
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Restoring from Yosemite Time Machine backup on Mavericks

Is it possible to restore a Yosemite backup to Mavericks? I downgraded and want to access my most recent restore, or else I'll have to use the Mavericks one from a month ago. I am on a Macbook Pro ...
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Use Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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Unable to open multiple documents in Word or Pages using Command-O in OS X 10.9.4

When using Microsoft Word 2011 on a Mac PowerBook running 10.9.4 I am unable to use the Command-Open command to open more than one file at a time. I can open each file, one at a time, but if I drag ...
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OS X 10.9.4 closes application when sleeping

First time to have MBP retina. My issue on my MBP is when I close my MBP to transfer to another location (house to coffee shop), when I open my MBP I notice that it closes the apps I have open before ...
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How can I disable dock item tooltip? [duplicate]

How can I disable the tooltip showing up on my dock items on hover?
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Access to NAS mount during Power Nap wake up

On my mac I have Time Machine configured to backup to a Sparse Disk Image Bundle that is located on my Raspberry pi, which it connects to over SMB and mounts on boot. As long as the mac is awake there ...
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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Empty space in the place of icons in Finder

I see empty spaces in Finder on OS X 10.9.4, exactly as on the picture. What does it mean? The spaces are in between the other icons, not at the end of the listing.
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How to run Say “something” in background in AppleScript

I would like to have AppleScript code like this: row 1 say "some long text here" row 3 When it starts to speak text, it same time continues to row 3. I create my scripts in AppleScript Editor and ...
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Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press ...
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Tunnel all traffic over HTTP

I often end up in a situation where I connect via public Wi-Fi connection, and it's severely crippled (HTTP only, no SSH, no SMTP). I want to set up some kind of HTTP tunnel for all traffic in the ...
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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Mavericks and a iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I want to record game tutorials. Where the game is running on my iOS device and I'm recording the tutorial via a ...
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How can you edit system fonts in OSX 10.9 Mavericks? [closed]

This file mentioned in the below article doesn't seem to contain the same properties as it previously did. Can I change the font systemwide (10.8.3)
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Safari address bar complete URL with keyboard shortcut

Does Safari in OS X have a keyboard shortcut to complete a URL in the same fashion that Chrome does? I'd like to be able to type in an incomplete address like askdifferent, press a key combo, and ...
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Are there any options for IOS development on Windows 8? (Apps, Emulators, Cloud Computing OK)

I am trying to develop iPhone apps on Windows 8. To do that, I might need an emulator to run certain IOS development programs. I would like to know if there are any OS-X emulators available for ...
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Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook pro late 2011's hard disk to an SSD from Corsair. I have inserted the USB stick with the OSX Mavericks installer, and everything went great: I made a GUID single ...
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Finder default window

I have an issue with Finders window sizes. I know that the Finder saves the window size per directory, which REALLY drives me nuts! I want to set one window size for the Finder. I totally lose it ...
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Open custom file with keyboard shortcut

On my Mac, I have some applications that were recently made in Java that I will be using quite alot. I want to know, is there a way that I can bind a shortcut on the keyboard to open the file? For ...
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Launchpad icon “stuck” and cannot be deleted in any way [closed]

I don't know how this happened but I had "Trim Enabler" app on Mavericks, which I did not even use - just wanted to see what it was. I upgraded my Mac to Yosemite and it started with an error message ...
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Set Alias for Terminal Window in Applescript

After opening multiple terminal windows and running commands in them, it becomes difficult to send another command to a specific terminal window. How can we set an alias for each terminal window so ...
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see call history from a computer

Is there a way to access the call history on an iphone from a computer? My phone has a problem with the display that stops me from using it, it still turns on, but the screen only displays vertical ...
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Problems With Terminal (/usr/bin)

I'm experimenting around with my computer and I realized that all the commands in the terminal that aren't bash builtins were stored in the /usr/bin. So I wanted to see (to confirm my realization) ...
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OSX 10.9: GCC standalone (non-admin)

I have a Mac Mini at home, with my own administrator account. My school provides MacBook Airs. I have XCode installed on the Mini, but I only use the command line extensions-- GCC, G++, etc. I don't ...
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Play movie at double speed

Is there a way to play a movie (on a DVD) at 1.5x speed or double speed, from Mac OS X? Desired features: Ability to play at increased speed (e.g., 1.5x, 2x) Pitch correction, so people's voices ...
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I get errors when trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system

I'm trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system to run a pyGObject project I've been developing in Ubuntu. It runs perfectly on Ubuntu, so I wanted to test cross-platform compatibility. I'm ...
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How to have a custom (or no) sort order in Finder windows

Similar to this question, that has been answered, I have an end user that wants to sort folders in a particular order that doesn't really match any of the basic sorting methods. She doesn't like the ...
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Closing other tabs in terminal on Mac?

I am using iTerm2, but I wouldn't mind switching back to the original terminal for just this feature. I open hundreds of SSH tabs every day and often end up working after a while only working on 1 ...
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Uninstall OS X Yosemite? [duplicate]

when the beta of Yosemite came out I immediately install it on my 13´ MacBook Pro 4gb ram Core i7 (obviously Im a developer) The problem is when I have 2 or more windows opened the system comes ...
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What does update_terminal_cwd do in the terminal of OS X

I am puzzled by it for quite some while now. In $PROMPT_COMMAND of the bash in OS X, there is a command called update_terminal_cwd. I am sure it's not a bash built in, and most likely only exists in ...
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Is it possible to interrupt installation procedure at power on

My friend is bringing back a new Macbook Air from abroad to the UK for me. New rules have been put in place to power up electronic devices in hand luggage as part of new security measures ...
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Creating a script that will execute a program and if it exits without crashing, will run it again

I've already asked this question in the UNIx exchange but I was told to ask here also about AppleScripts if the standard shell does not work. I require a script that will open an application. Wait ...
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Persistant name on Finder tabs

I'm looking for a way to always display a label on Finder tabs instead of the current folder name, to differentiate them when folder name is not relevant. (Long story) I use tabs to switch between ...
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Button labels missing from security confirmation for installer

When trying to install software and prompted for username and password, button labels are missing as well as the stored username:
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OS X 10.9.4 shows wrong used disk space

The used disk space reported in About My Mac is inconsistent (MacBook Air, mid 2012). Notice that the used space for Apps is greater than my disk size. I tried different ways to fix it (Disk ...
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How to automatically apply permissions to files added to a shared folder

I have a shared folder setup on a Mac Mini Server. It has permissions for our company group to read/write. When a mac user adds a file to the shared folder, it inherits the permissions of the folder ...
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Time Machine permissions changed after reinstalling OS X?

I recently reinstalled OS X on my iMac. I was having problems, so instead of restoring to a backup, I did a clean install of OS X and manually copied - or tried to copy - the files I needed. However, ...
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How to download images from an xml feed using terminal?

How can I download png images from an xml feed that looks the following way? <ListBucketResult xmlns="http://url1.com"> <Name>imagesToUse</Name> <Prefix/> <Marker/> ...
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Command line tools to replace bytes in a file

I need to write a script that patches a few bytes at a particular offset in a binary file. I know of textual tools for this task (sed, though I find it utterly hard to use) but can't find one for ...
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Do all editions of OS X use the New Oxford American Dictionary?

I know that my US-based MacBook has NOAD as its dictionary reference. Do other parts of the world have the option of other built-in dictionaries? If so, is NOAD still the default? Does Great Britain ...
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Mavericks frequently doesn't resolve any hosts after router switch; pings fine

After a switch to a new router, I frequently experience that all sites fail to resolve under Mavericks 10.9.4 on MBA mid-2011, both with Safari, Chrome and pinging google.com. It lasts for variable ...
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How to erase the working blocks on a partially broken drive?

I have a (partially) broken drive which I will send in for replacement. I’d like to wipe the blocks that can still be read / written. I tried using diskutil with the Terminal command given below, but ...
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How to create a self signed SSL server certificate on OS X 10.7 for HighPoint RAID management server?

When having multiple Mac machines running Highpoint RocketRaid controllers and the HPT Web RAID Management software v1.68, results in having multiple copies of an identical self-signed ...
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Is there TRIM support in OS X 10.6.9 for PowerPC?

A friend of mine has a PowerBook running 10.6.9. To give it another lease of life, he'd like to install an SSD. Question is: does OS X on PPC have TRIM support?
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How to run a script from Alfred or Spotlight or any run dialog?

Coming from Linux I am really missing the good old gmrun -- a run dialog which recognizes your $PATH and allows you to execute any script in it without needing to open up a terminal. It does the job ...
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How to configure ipv6 on Mac OS X to ping its own address?

I'm trying to configure ipv6 on my local wifi network. I've already succeeded with ipv6 from my router (Zyxel Keentic Giga) to ipv6 internet via built-in 6to4 tunnels and the router can ping6 to ...
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How does Sublime open file with cmd+click on its path in Terminal?

For example: $ ls -lsa 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 denis 404 Jul 16 18:36 pgadmin.log cmd+click on pgadmin.log Sublime opens pgadmin.log (if path is 'pgadmin.log:12', it opens it and sets cursor to 12th ...