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". it is be replaced by macOS to match its the format of watchOS, tvOS, and ios.

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Removing current Python version and use other python version

First of all i installed python 2.7 with manual.After i installed python2.6 with macport with referenced this. And after i deleted my Python 2.7 files. The main point is when i write python at ...
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Can I list files ordered by date added to a folder from a command-line tool like ls?

I need to build a script that shows files in the same order as the default Downloads folder in the dock, ordered by Date Added, newest first. I can't seem to find the option in ls. Any other way to ...
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Can Mountain Lion OS X run on HP G62 series using VMWare virtualization?

My laptop specifications are: Intel Core i3 M350 2.27 GHZ 4G RAM DDR2 MS Windows 64 bit is installed I am trying to install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. The setups are: VMware Workstation 8 is ...
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Share a Mail.app mailbox between multiple computers

I have a Mail.app mailbox on my Mac where I archive mails received from an IMAP account which has a relatively strict quota on mailbox size (500MB). I write mails into the archive once a month (as I ...
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Xcode fatal confused error

I just off to lunch break for 30 minutes, when returned back, Xcode shows me this message repeatedly, don't know why this was happening, the only solution to get rid out of this is to Force quit the ...
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OS X Mountain Lion shortcut menu

I just switched from a PC (Ubuntu 12.10) to a Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion). I'd like to know if there's a way to have a similar shortcut menu on the dock as I had on Ubuntu's sidebar? Basically I made ...
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Avoid using command for keyboard shortcuts

I work with a disabled person who uses their communication-aid to control their iMac through keyboard and mouse commands. I'm setting up keyboard shortcuts to launch applications directly using ...
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Disabling startup items that run on their own

I've found a couple apps that seem to be able to launch themselves on startup, despite that they don't appear in the usual places... - Login Items (in the Users preference pane) - /Library/...
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OS X Mountain Lion does not updating

Now i am using OSX 10.8.2 version and in app store it shows an update for OSX from 10.8.2 to 10.8.3.. I tried to update OSX, but it showing an error like An error occurred while downloading the ...
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Mountain Lion: How do I see the description of a software update after I've installed it?

When OS updates are available in the app store, there is usually a short description near the update button. Is there a way to see this description after I've installed the update?
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How can I play a .drv file

I received several .drv files recorded from a security system's cameras. The disc provided to me includes a player called "GenAVplayer.exe" and a filed named "player.bin" which when expanded contains ....
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Where to configure the default user group for file/directory creation?

I would like to configure the default group for any file or directory which is created by my user. I am not sure where to start. Could somebody point me the right direction? My user lives in Active ...
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Networking dead after a disk/permissions repair

After a strange string of events, I'm left with broken networking on my iMac (21" i3, 10.6). It started on Fri. when a co-worker could not get jobs from this iMac, they were saying he didn't have ...
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How to install g++-45 with Homebrew

I have installed gcc45 by using brew tap homebrew/versions & brew install gcc45. However, I can not find g++-4.5 in /usr/local/bin. How can I install g++-4.5 separately by Homebrew? Thanks. My ...
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Always show mobile version in safari OS X

I do not know where to public my question and in fact i hope that it is the right place :) I really like mobile version of one web site, but at the same time i hate full version of it. Is it possible ...
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Buy OS X Lion on AppStore but install from previous download with other Apple ID

I have OS X installed at home and I am therefore able to re-download it from the app store and to copy the installer on an USB drive. My parents have a very bad internet connection and I would like ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Mac Equivalent?

Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows provides a variety of functions, the main one of interest being the Task Manager. Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut & indeed Task Manager for carrying out ...
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PageUp and PageDown keys for Irssi (IRC) in Macbook?

I cannot find the keys on my mackbook. I need them to go page-up and page-down in irssi (IRC). I have tested the tips here but they do not work. They model some different Up/Down, not the traditional ...
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Do any OS X twitter apps integrate well with Notification Center?

I'm looking for an app to let me keep the twitter integration from OS X (where I can tweet from Notification Center (hereafter abbreviated NC)) but also have my mentions from NC open in the app as ...
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How to repair external hard drive that fails diskutil with 'Disk Full Error'

If I run fsck_hfs -y -d /dev/rdisk2s10 it putters along, rebuilds the catalog B-tree then fails when writing the new catalog to disk. bash-3.2# fsck_hfs -d -y /dev/rdisk2s10 ** /dev/rdisk2s10 Using ...
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Policy on users of Internet sharing on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I have an ADSL Modem directly connected to my Mac 10.8.2 in bridge mode, the PPPoE connection is initiated by Mac and internet is shared to user computers / mobiles using WiFi. Question: Can i limit ...
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Trouble sending emails in Apple's Mail Application

I can't send any emails on one of my email accounts in Apple's Mail application even though I can receive emails with this account. My other accounts send and receive. I have no problem sending from ...
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Making the active window more obvious in OSX

From an accessibility point of view there are many people who find it easier to control their computers by (effectively) the keyboard, rather than the mouse. One of the things that comes up semi-...
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Is there a hand tool for xcode's storyboard (scrolling without scrollbars, PDF style)?

I guess the title says it all. I was looking for a way to e.g. hold down a modifier key and "grab" the storyboard so that I can stop trying to aim for the scrollbars every time I want to scroll freely ...
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Assigned a password to my home wifi, cannot connect to it on my macbook

So. Assigned the password to my network. First time it worked great. But then, I had to resset the router. After that, I went and assigned the password again, but this time, when I try to connect to ...
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>console does not work

I have enabled the login window so that the username and password must be entered to login to an account. However, when I switch out of my user and type >console into the username field, the screen ...
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How do I install handbrake cli?

I've downloaded the Handbrake CLI. What's the best place to install a command line app on my Mac?
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Remove applications from Software Update

I have two applications showing up in Software Update that I didn't install, don't exist anywhere on any volume attached to my computer (and never have), and I would like to remove them. When I click ...
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What techniques work to handle errors in AppleScript so I can place a dialog?

I'm new to programming and AppleScript and I have lots of problems with error handling. Could anybody share their error handling for file operations like move/trash files? Here is my code so far: ...
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Smart Mailbox Folder not displaying mail

I've got two smart mailboxes named NEW eric@ and NEW ericgorr@ which contain only new message for corresponding email accounts. I have placed these two smart mailboxes into a smart mailbox folder ...
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How to split jointly used iCloud account/Apple ID?

My wife and I use the same apple ID but do not like cloud because we do not want each other's contacts or phone numbers. How do I take her off our joint ID, keep that one for myself, and set up her ...
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How to see which CPU is on the current macine?

I'm looking on the Safe Cflags on the Gentoo Wiki, and I want to figure out how to see which CPU is on a specific machine. On Gentoo I see you can get this with cat /proc/cpuinfo but on Mac I ...
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Default settings for pmset -g?

I remember changing some values to disable Deep sleep mode and hibernation a few months ago, and realised that my battery drains faster now. I just want to revert all settings to default. I changed ...
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BootCamp 5 + Windows 8 troubles (unsupported hardware?)

I preordered Windows 8 a while back, and as soon as I got it I tinkered around with BootCamp 4 (which technically only supports Windows 7) to get it up and running, since the only computer I have is a ...
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Push window to beginning, not to the end of stack when I press fullscreen

Is it possible to push window to beginning, not to the end of stack when I press fullscreen? For example, I have tree windows (or spaces) maximized When I press "fullscreen" button I want new ...
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Is it possible to sync my iTunes Up Next list with my iPhone?

Currently, I don't have any of my music syncing between my computer and my iPhone, mostly because I have too much music to store it all on my phone. Is it possible to use the new Up Next list from ...
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uptime: /dev/ttys003: No such file or directory

When I use the uptime command on OS X, this error is printed: $ uptime uptime: /dev/ttys003: No such file or directory 20:57 up 36 days, 22:10, 3 users, load averages: 1.77 1.37 1.75 By running ...
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Autochoose for press and hold?

Is there a way to change the press and hold character picker in a way that it automatically choose a certain character. I'm German using an US keyboard (on purpose, I don't want to switch back to a ...
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Quickly mark all emails as read?

Is there a way to quickly mark all emails as read instead of going over each one of them manually ?
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FreeBSD Install DVD corrupted my Mac OS X harddisk

Recently, I have tried a FreeBSD 7.4 i386 Install DVD, just to see some screens of FreeBSD on my Mac mini Intel 2006. I was going to see (to remember) just several dialog screen of and perhaps I would ...
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Iterm2 disable Command shortcuts

I use Iterm2 on the Mac. Many times, I accidentally press Command+some key, so I'm wondering, is it possible to disable the Command shortcuts? Like Command+D for example, as I use tmux for split panes....
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Is the UUID command missing in 10.8.2?

I just noticed that the uuid command is no longer working on my MacBook. One possibility is that it was removed when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. The man page is still available. man uuid Does ...
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Why would a large transfer to a USB drive take longer than expected?

I am backing up 225 GB to a Western Digital USB 2.0 hard drive but this seems really slow. Any ideas on what I could do to make this transfer faster? It's saying it will take seven hours and it is a ...
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Macbook Air login screen twice

I have a serious problem with my 2011 MacBook Air (current OS version (Mountain Lion)) Always on startup, I have to enter my password twice. Right after entering it the first time, the screen is gray ...
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Can't register Line app on MacBook

According to the instructions on the website I should be able to got to the Line menu, click on Settings, and the register my email address. Massive problem: Settings is grayed out, non-functional, ...
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Unable to update Mac OS 10.7.5

I am trying update my iMac OS from 10.7 to 10.7.5. I've downloaded the MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.5.dmg file, but when updating, it gives an error like: Mac OS X Update Combined can't be installed on this ...
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Finder always jumps to top of window in list view

When I expand or collapse directories in list view in a Finder window (every time i click on the expansion triangle), the window jumps to the top (with nothing selected). I found this article: ...
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“Shared” section of the sidebar very long to appear in OS X 10.8.2

After being very satisfied with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8, I advised a non-technical-skilled relative to buy one, which she did. The MacBook Pro came with OS X 10.8.2 but there is a problem. ...
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Disabling Command + Arrow scrolling

When I press Command ⌘+↑ or Command ⌘+↓ on OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion), it scrolls all the way to the top or the bottom of a window. The problem is, in some programs, this ...
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Is there music library software for OSX that works like Picasa does to replace iPhoto?

I'm kinda new to OS X, but loving it. I have decided to replace iPhoto with Picasa and want a replacement for iTunes that works more like Picasa. There are just some apps that really get on my nerves....