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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Calendar set timezone automatically

I travel a lot and change timezones quite often. Is there a way to let Calendar detect and change timezone automatically so I can work with Calendar in the same timezone I'm currently in?
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How to show blinking browser window

Guys, help, please. I don't know what to do. I'm using a web application for my job. This is interactive web chat. It opens in new window and uses tab header blinking to notify when new messages are ...
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Make Skim save PDF's with embedded notes by default

I had been reading several papers and highlighting important points, pressing Command-S every so often to save my notes. But when I opened them back, BAM! All my highlights were lost. It turns out ...
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Pressing CMD + Folder from dock opens finder at bottom page

When I press Command and click on a folder in the Dock, Finder should come up and show me it's location there. However, Finder shows up and the page is scrolled all the way to the buttom. So I have to ...
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Stop App Store prompting for specific system update

I have a Brother MFC printer, and installed the latest drivers from the Brother website. All is good, everything works. The App Store now prompts me that there is an update available: Brother Printer ...
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Execute command on launch of custom Terminal Window in OSX10.5+

I'm trying to find a way to automatically launch a command when Terminal is run, but: Have the Terminal window close after command has returned control to it / after (using &) after command has ...
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I accidentally used CMD+drag to remove my fast switching icon. How can I restore it?

In the top right hand corner, near where the Notifications sit used to be the name of the account I was using on this computer. I CMD+clicked it as you can use this to re-arrange the bar. I dragged it ...
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Is there an easy way to repeatedly connect a Magic Trackpad to different workstations? [duplicate]

We pair program where I work, and like many people there, I have my own mouse and keyboard that I take with me as I rotate between workstations. I want to try using a magic trackpad at work, but I ...
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osx - opening a unicode file in text edit

I'd like to process a unicode text file using TextEdit. When I open the file using TextEdit or TextWrangler instead of seeing Nattvardsgästerna I see this Nattvardsg‰sterna (which is incorrect). When ...
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How to reset $PATH?

I was trying to add something to $PATH and it went totally wrong. I now can't run any commands such as ls. I've looked at this answer and used the following lines: ...
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Are the iLife install discs still compatible with Mountain Lion?

I'm about to install Mountain Lion to my Macbook Pro. But before I go for an upgrade, I've search some information about the Mountain Lion. Some says that their iLife was removed after upgrading. I'm ...
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OS X Lion Recovery hangs on “Downloading additional components”

Booted into the recovery partition and attempted to reinstall. First pass, nothing happened. Second pass, same. Backed up and erased the install partition, tried a third time. Seemed to be fine until ...
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Why can't you see what you downloaded today for attachments?

I upgraded to Mail 6.2 and noticed they appeared to do away with the "Today" option when I am searching to place an attachment with an email? Is there something I have to check to make this appear ...
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Editing war file with Midnight Commander

I'm trying to edit the contents of a war file on midnight commander (Mac OSX). With a normal zip file, this works fine. However, when I try to open a war file, I get an error message: gzip: stdin ...
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Cmd + Tab showing different windows from a single app?

Is there a way for Cmd+Tab to display all of the instances/windows of an app? An excellent example is here: Notice how it shows the available instances of that application? That's what I'm looking ...
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Can I import photos from iPad to iMac that aren't in camera roll?

I lost all data on my iMac recently, including some 1500 photos. These photos were synced to the iPad from iPhoto on my iMac. How can I transfer them back to my iMac since they are not in the ...
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Best way to back up old CD-ROMS?

I'm trying to backup all of my old backup CDs from over 10 years ago to simple DMG files on my harddrive - since CD's die (already have one that won't read) and they take up a ton of physical space! ...
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How can I change the view options for all subfolders at once?

I want to adjust the view options of a folder and all of its subfolders, the end result being that they have identical view options. I'm not sure where to start with this. I normally launch View ...
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Which iPhoto folders are least useful to save space?

I'm cleaning up my iPhoto folders since I am short on HD space. Looking inside iPhoto, I see four folders that consume a lot of space: Masters, Modified, Originals, Previews. Which of these are must ...
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“Re”-download 10.8 After Purchase of a New Mac

I recently purchased a new Macbook Air which obviously came with Mountain Lion. I am wondering if there is a way to download the installer for free onto another computer I have to create a re-install ...
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Macbook Pro boot options wont work, corrupted hard drive?

My macbook pro was running really slow, so I restarted the computer. Now it wont start up at all, I get the flashing file with a question mark. I also tried a bunch of the boot options like holding ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to insert a comment during track changes in Word?

When I am editing a Word document using track changes it would be nice not to have to got to the mouse to insert a comment at the cursor (since this is most of what my editing consists of). What is ...
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find what's producing inactive memory

First of all i'd like to ask politely for all of those who feel the need to explain it to me how perfect apple's memory management is to ignore this thread. A little background: The theory goes that ...
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Sharing settings report (security audit)

I am new to Mac administration and struggling somewhat on how to programatically report in the settings in the Sharing Preference panel (10.7 and 10.8). Basically - I want to report in which settings ...
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New hard drive in Mac Book Pro leading to occasional crashes and kernel panics

Ok, this is kind of a long story...it starts with two swedish hitchhiker twins who knocked at my door...not really but it is a long story because I don't know what facts are relevant. Ok, so I fall ...
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Can not successfully re-install MYSQL 10.8.2

Removed the old installation as explained here: http://superuser.com/questions/129193/how-do-i-uninstall-mysql-on-mac-os-x-snow-leopard Installed the package contained in the mysql 5.1.67 DMG ...
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How to increase the Apple Dictation timeout?

When using dictation on OS X 10.8, if I speak for too long (approx 20 seconds+), the dictation times out and switches off. Worse, it loses (i.e. doesn't "type") all the things I've said so far. This ...
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What happens when I've closed all of an application's windows on OSX?

I'm used to Windows, where applications disappear from my task tray, Alt+Tab menu, etc. when I close their last window; so it's a little unexpected to me that an application's icon still sits in my ...
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How do I turn a folder into a .jar file?

I currently have modified a program that is a .jar file. I had unarchived it and turned the .jar file into a folder so that I could edit it. Now all I need to do is change the folder back into a .jar ...
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View in Mac App Store button does nothing

The "View in Mac App Store" button used to work in Chrome though, I think I turned it off by mistake though, I'm not sure. The button I'm referring to is under each app's icon and looks like so: ...
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Disable expanding scroll bars in Mountain Lion

How can I stop the scroll bars in Mountain Lion from expanding when I move my curser over them? Sometimes when I try to click on the bottom item in a finder window the scroll bar expands, covering ...
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Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X

I spend a very large amount of time editing text in Xcode, and I would like maneuvering around text within the rest of the Cocoa Text System to offer an identical experience. There are 3 versions of ...
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32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to run 32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion? Just opening /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app in 32-bit mode doesn't run ...
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Choosing hexadecimal web colours

How can I choose hexadecimal web colours (like #000000 and #fffff) to use in system and third party apps? (e.g. an image editor like GraphicConverter)
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Three Finger Gesture on 2007-2008 Macbook Pros

Is the three finger gesture supported for the 2007-2008 nonunibody macbook pros? Wondering if I can change spaces on Mountain Lion.
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Is there any way to disable Mac OS X global search string propagation?

Mac OS X has a feature where if you use any search box in any app, it automatically overwrites every other search box with the text you searched. I find this rarely useful and it often interferes ...
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Is there an iOS / OS X to-do app that can manage multiple people's To-dos?

There is no lack of to-do apps designed at least somewhat around Getting Things Done - just see the answers to this question, for example. I'm a user of Things on iOS and have heard a lot about ...
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Automatically hide latex aux files in finder (files with a certain extension)

I'm a LaTeX user in OSX. I use TexShop primarily. LaTeX automatically creates lots of helper files with various different extensions (.log, .nav, .aux, .out, etc). It's almost never necessary to view ...
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Macbook pro making clicking noise

I'm not sure when it has been started to make clicking sounds randomly, but it has been bugging me a while. Any idea that what could be cause this problem? I'm using MAC OS X 10.8.2 and late 2009 13 ...
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Adding my iPhone number to the list of allowed accounts in Messages.app

When I enter my Messages.app settings for my iMessage account, I can see that I can receive iMessages on the two emails that I have entered. Is it possible to add my iPhone number to that list too? ...
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Mac won't startup

I just bought an macbook pro several weeks ago, it should be Mac OS X Lion, 10.8 I guess. This morning, after I press the power button, it keeps staying at a grey screen with an apple logo and a ...
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How can I deinstall Drive Genius?

I had installed a trial version of Drive Genius. Now I want to delete it. I go to Applications list, it is not there. I search its name in SpotLight, it is not there either. But it keeps attaching ...
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Why can't I move a window below the dock?

I'm trying to move a window so that I can see part of the title at the top of the dock, basically the text in between where the individual icons on the dock stick up. I am fine with this as basically ...
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Applescript Click “Go” and “Open” - dialog inside application

In PCSX, (ps1 emulator), I'm trying to automate the steps to play an ISO. So, I'm doing this: set thepath to path to me set thesecondpath to POSIX path of thepath set thethirdpath to ...
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Installing Leopard from DVD: Apple logo?

I need to install Leopard OSX on my mac. When the mac starts, I hold the alt button and I load the Leopard Installation DVD. Afterwords I can only see the Apple logo on the screen and everything ...
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Will internal HDD spin down when a Mac is booted from another internal SSD?

On my MacBook Pro, I am planning on removing the optical drive and adding an SSD to the mix. Since Apple doesn't support this configuration, I don't find any official documentation covering SSD in the ...
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Can OS X be configured to avoid seeing a WiFi log in window when joining some networks?

In Mountain Lion (10.8), when you connect to a wireless network with a default login page - a special window pops up showing that page. This pop-up is set to always in front, and also doesn't store ...
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Weird issues ejecting external hard drive

I have a 1TB Western Digital external hard drive that I use for Time Machine backups (and storage of a few other large files). Recently (since Mountain Lion, I think) I've been getting the following ...
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Mountain Lion, Tap to Click and Two Finger Scroll Problems

I'm using a macbook air with mountain lion 10.8.2. An interesting problem has recently started occurring with using the built in trackpad. If I use two finger scrolls 9/10 times it sees this as a ...
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Calling a script right after opening a type of file?

Does any one of you know if it's possible to call a script right after opening a file. For example : I want to relocate QuickTime in the top-left corner right next to my dock. I know how to do it ...