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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Trying to use a Canon MP210 printer with OS X running 10.8.2

I am honestly not sure if the problem is with the OS or with the printer. I can use this printer with a windows machine without any trouble. However, when I try to use it with my Mac, is just ...
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Alternatives To Apple Dock - Taskbar

This box helps explain the association that I always have had. We bought a Mac. I like many parts about it. It syncs with my iphone etc... I can't learn the dock. I am afraid we might need to ...
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How can I create a dictionary for Mac OS X?

Dictionary seems to be several versions ahead of the Apple documentation (2007). I found a good blog post about it, but everything seems different now. I installed Xcode (including the command line ...
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Lock Screen Command One-Liner

I'm trying to find out whether there is any kind of equivalent command line one-liner which replicates the exact identical functionality of the 'Lock Screen' menu option available via the Keychain app ...
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Remove recovery feature from recovery disk

I mistakenly made a recovery disk from my USB external Hard drive. By making recovery dosk I can no longer use its entire 500 GB space. Now I want to restore this disk to original state so that I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts - make OS X like Windows?

I run Windows 7 at work and OS X at home. 2 sets of muscle memories is a hassle - is there a way to map all 'Apple +' commands into 'Ctrl +'? E.g. turn ⌘ + C into Ctrl + C?
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Why can't I paste into the password dialog when mounting an encrypted disk image?

I've got an encrypted disk sparse bundle disk image and I've used fstab with the right UUID to mount it someplace other than /Volumes. What I would like is to just dbl-click on it, enter the password ...
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When will I use the FileVault 2 recovery key?

I enabled FileVault 2 on my Mac, and I remember that it gave me a recovery key. When will I use this recovery key?
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Show all services on right click

Whenever you have more than 4 services, they are put in a dropdown option "Services" on right click instead of just being added to the right click menu itself. Is this an option somewhere that can be ...
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How to restore a missing Recovery HD partition

I bought a second hand Macbook Pro which came with OSX Lion installed, when I wanted to clean it I found out that it had no Recovery HD partition. I confirmed this through the Disk Utility (enabled ...
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how can I turn off speech in the parental controls lockout dialog?

Every night before 1am, when my daughter has gone to bed but stayed logged in to our iMac (Lion 10.7.5), the parental controls dialog pops up. Unfortunately it ALSO announces itself via ...
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Mac Mini 2011: Blurry font at native resolution on Mountain Lion

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with the Radeon 6630m connected to a Samsung 226BW through HDMI to DVI and I'm dual-booting Mountain Lion and Windows 7. My problem is on OSX, the font seems a bit off and I ...
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Downside of manual shutdown

I've been using shutdown -h now in the terminal to turn off my iMac (sooo much faster than waiting for every program I use to close out), and I wondered if there were any downsides to shutting down ...
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Access applications and their folders from terminal

I have a folder that I want to init with git, but to do that I have to 'navigate' to that folder using cd. The problem is when I write cd Applications, that folder is empty and I cannot go into ...
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Increase Screenshot Size (Resolution)?

I sometimes use the screenshot feature copied to clipboard to paste it quickly when I need it. I usually use that in Mail, however I always realize that the picture sent is really small in size ...
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Large files in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have constant problems moving large files in Mountain Lion. When I say large I would say roughly 2GB or larger, which means nearly every iso and vmdk I touch. This can occur moving a file to or ...
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How do I use Image Capture to wirelessly scan to my Mac OS X?

How do I use Image Capture to wirelessly scan from Brother MFC-490cw flatbed to my Mac OS X? I go to Image Capture and get an Overview scan, but then cannot actually scan the image next. Wher
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New harddrive on a macbook pro 13 inch, dvd drive doesn't work, what do?

What I don't have: An USB dvd drive What I have: Another working, up to date, Macbook (with snow leopard). purchased Mountain Lion on the app store A desktop PC A 4GB usb stick. A USB harddrive ...
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Moving the current window to another desktop only with keyboard and mouse

By desktop I don't mean like desktop on an external monitor, I just mean the virtual desktops that Mac provides The mouse I am using is also a PC mouse, so not a Magic mouse or track pad. The keyboard ...
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Blurry Text on Apple iMac OS X 21.5"

I recently purchased a new iMac which I love except for one sort of big issue - the text is blurry on several programs. At first I thought it was a browser issue when I noticed it in Gmail (using ...
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Functionality like iOS's keyboard shortcut functionality

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate of another question because naming the functionality in iOS that enables the user to type in a shortcut (like "omy") and have it expand to a whole phrase (like "on ...
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Activity & Hardware Audit

I have an iMac running OS X 10.7 that stands in a public space. Recently, someone stole a Mighty Mouse that was connected to it. I know the time period when it happened so I was wondering if I can ...
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External USB DVD drive + Time Capsule (or AirPort Extreme) =?

As Apple's more recent laptops (and even the iMac now, sadly) are moving away from internal DVD drives, to use CD/DVDs you must buy an external DVD drive, that plugs into a USB port. But if you need ...
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Can you play sound out of Macbook Pro & Apple Cinema Display Simultaneously [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get sound out of both iMac and attached Thunderbolt Display? I have a macbook pro 2009 model, and a 24' apple cinema display. When the USB is connected the audio ...
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Mac Pro can't safe boot

I've been trying to solve the issue seen here: http://www.princeton.edu/~jcjb/docs/osx_error_fix/ The recommended solution is to do a safe boot which clears various caches etc, however I'm unable ...
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Is there a way to disable minimising windows with the yellow button in OS X?

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to minimising windows in OS X, then using Cmd-Tab to get back to the app to re-open them. However, this doesn't work on OS X, and the approach for re-opening ...
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directory structure between mac osx and linux

I found that there are some differents between Max osx and linux jsut like ubuntu, etc. is there any introduction about that, or is there any one can make a introduction. for example: ubuntu: ...
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Opening an OS X disk image with a launchd agent while the display is sleeping

I created a launchd agent which opens a non-password-protected sparse disk image (and mounts its solitary volume) daily at 2:45AM in preparation for backup software to write to the volume. The launchd ...
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Flash doesn't work on some sites OSX [closed]

I'm on OSX 10.8.2, flash 11,5,502,146 installed, and firefox 18.0.1 On some sites, e.g. TED, playing flash video would not work. I get the error: Error #2032 But other sites, like Youtube, works just ...
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How can I add an HFS+ partition to an MBR-partitioned external drive

I have a 1Tb external drive that currently has two partitions - 64 Gb NTFS 524 Gb ext2 The remaining 414Gb is unused and shows as "Free Space" on the Mac's Disk Utility. I'd like to take 250Gb ...
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Mac Frequent SSL errors when trying to reach google.com

On my mac, I often try to go to Google.com and chrome gives me an error: "You attempted to reach www.google.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as www.apple.com. This may ...
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How to increase graphics memory in Mac OS running as a client in VMware?

I have installed Mac OS in VMware today and its default settings are as follow: How can i configure the virtual workstation to increase the graphics memory to 512MB from the present value of 128MB? ...
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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 ...