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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Parallels Desktop Minimum Hard Disk Space to allocate?

My current hard disk drive 256GB is already not enough for me. Therefore, I wish to reduce the allocation of my Parallels Desktop. I did the "Reclaim" to get 11GB back, but PD still occupies 63.6GB. ...
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Universal path in Terminal

I'm writing an AppleScript that will allow me to copy the Time Machine folder from an external drive and paste it onto the user's desktop of their Mac. The reason I'm doing this is because when a time ...
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Terminal ~/.profile does not contain `source ~/.bashrc` in OS X 10.9.1

Terminal shows below on this stage on gerris installation page: http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation Note: make sure that the file ~/.profile contains the line source ~/....
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been installed....
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Mac OS X Mavericks Changes Default Font of Online Math Expressions Generated by MathJax

After I installed Mac OS X Mavericks on my MacBook Pro, an undesirable result was that all online math expressions generated by MathJax, such as those seen in Math StackExchange and MathOverflow, were ...
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Locked out of OS X Server after switching network (wireless -> wired)

I am completely locked out of my Mac Mini OS X Server (Mavericks) after installing in our server rack. I was able to setup the server just fine on the bench using a wireless connection; was even able ...
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Compose Message Shortcut

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open Notification Center and begin an iMessage as seen below?
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How to reduce the RAM usage by run_kernel in MACBook pro

run_kernel is using upto 1gb of ram in macbook pro.Please help
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Disable fn-keys for bluetooth keyboard

I know that there's a setting to change this behaviour, but it doesn't work for my EasyAcc bluetooth keyboard. If this behaviour is known, does it apply to all not-built-in keyboards or all bluetooth ...
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Software and Monitoring Provision for Mac Clients

I was wondering if there are any Apple Software and Monitoring tools specifically made for Mac OSX Clients. I am aware of Profile Manager and several OSX Server tools such as Open Directory for ...
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Messages not working on macbook pro

I updated my macbook pro to OSX Mavericks and signed in to Messages app but it isn't working. My account is enabled but when I try sending a message it says cannot send message. Your iMessage account ...
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Key combination for selecting all the text in an edit buffer?

I need combination for selecting all of the text in an edit buffer for an editor like Sublime Text. On the Windows OSes I would use control + a. On OS X this combination seems to moves cursor to ...
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What's different about Safari.app in OS X 10.9.1 and Safari.app on the Recovery HD?

Having mounted the Recovery HD1, I MD5'd the Safari binary from the BaseSystem.dmg and MD5'd the Safari binary from my OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 install: /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Applications/Safari....
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Automount'ed Samba Shares accessible via Command Line but hidden in Finder?

I have 4 samba shares on a Synology DiskStation that I successsfully automount on my 10.9 / Mavericks based system under /Shares/ and when I open the command line I can go there just fine and list the ...
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How can I disable unused Services in Mavericks?

I'm talking about the services you find when right-clicking a file or folder. It should be possible to 'remove' those services within the system preferences (under the keyboard section) but this just ...
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Why does OSX use 6GB of RAM after restart?

Just had OS X crash on me because of swap pressure. I have 2012 rMBP running the latest version of Mavericks (10.9.1), and it only has 8GB of RAM. Since reboot, OS X now consumes 6GB, which leaves ...
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Is it possible to code a “reply” to Facebook Messages in Notification Centre in Maverick OS X?

Is it possible to edit some code in Notification Center to allow Facebook messenger notifications to have a "Reply" or "Close" similar to iMessage?
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Opening Terminal shows a list of ttys - unable to use

Having the latest Mavericks installed, I tried to update PATH using nano and creating a .bash_profile file. I'm not sure what happened, but now when trying to run Terminal all that shows is a list of ...
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iMac (without network connection) had a date in the year 2000 after rebooting

I was having problems with USB devices, so I rebooted my iMac (late 2009 model running OS X 10.7.5). Before rebooting, I turned off wifi. When I logged in again, System Preferences showed the date set ...
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Windows positioning with applescript

I want to set the position of some windows to certain coordinates. In particular I have 4 possible positions that those windows should have. For example if I have 4 windows opened I want them to go ...
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How do I get my purchased books in Mavericks iBooks?

With the new iBooks for Mac I get all my books that I didn't buy in the iTunes store. But all books I did buy on the iTunes store, I don't get! When I go to the preferences and tell iBooks to sync ...
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time machine recover from specific sparsbundle

My time machine has three sparsebundles. Obviously something wen wrong long time ago. I am also missing files for a while and most probably they are in the oldest sparsebundle. How do I access a ...
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Is it possible to define template files for the context-menu?

I often have to generate files (for example letters), which should have a certain content at the beginning (e.g. letter head,...). In Many Linux-Distributions there is a folder called ~/Templates - ...
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Problems with OS X update and 'enable journaling'

I was wondering if anybody has had a similar issue to this before; i attempted to update my OS from Snow Leopard to Mavericks, and when told to 'enable journaling' on my hard disk, i did just that, ...
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\u2018 includes a whitespace character under Mac OS X

Regardless of whether I use the GNU version of printf--and regardless of whether I'm using the \u2018 escape sequence in printf or in nodejs's console.log--the unicode character ‘ is always ...
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Cannot create a file with sudo in Apache web directory

Suddenly the following problem has happened: I have an Apache web directory at /www. Everything was ok with the permissions, but at some point (I can't realize what caused it), I become unable to ...
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Is it possible to upgrade mountain lion to mavericks from .raw file [closed]

I have a OS X mavericks in .raw extension. Is it possible to upgrade my mountain lion from it , if possible how I downloaded it from torrent which is zipped file which contains .raw file. I guess the ...
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Recursive chmod fails

I have a folder owned by root:admin. I would like to change permissions of all files inside, so I can edit them without sudo, but recursive chmod fails: $ sudo chmod -R u+w some-folder/ does ...
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Where Do I find the file? ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.Word.savedState

I am not a tech person, and found this answer to fix Word closing with Mavericks? Where do I locate and delete the file ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.Word.savedState?
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How do I make the Messages that are sent to me stop going to my Mac?

Ok, so at my school, everybody was supplied with a Macbook Pro. I set up the Messages app and it was all great until the county decided to block it. Now, instead of receiving text messages on my phone ...
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What happens if I delete used cache

I've read this Mac OS X daily article, and now in finder I can see all the cache folder/files sorted by size: The problem is that I don't which cache is still in use from my applications, for ...
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Only one way sync with MS Exchange server in OS X 10.9 Calendar

Since my fresh install of OS X 10.9 Mavericks I have problems syncing my Calendar with the MS Exchange server (version 2008). When I add an appointment in the Exchange calender in Calendar on my OS X ...
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install libsoup on macbook pro

I have a shell script from a open source project, when I run it in terminal, I get the following error: ./configure: line 17678: syntax error near unexpected token `soup,' ./configure: line 17678: ` ...
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How to disable default keyboard layout shorcut in OS X 10.8?

When I select the "Simplified Pinyin" layout in Mac OS X 10.8, the shortcut Shift+6 is assigned to "Display smileys" (see screenshot below). However, since this is a French keyboard, Shift+6 is ...
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Does Safari on OS X Mavericks Ignore Browsing History Preferences?

I have posted in greater detail about this on a blog post at https://browserprivacy.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/does-safari-on-os-x-mavericks-ignore-browsing-history-preferences/ but this excerpt is the ...
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“Network accounts are unavailable” when logging into OS X Lion (Open Directory on localhost)

A Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 is running the Services: Firewall Mail Open Directory The role of the "Open Directory" service is "Open Directory master". After a restart the machine is no longer able to ...
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What do I need to know for setting key combination shortcuts

I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9 and I want to create a new key combination shortcut for, lets say, 'Look Up in Dictionary'. Personally I think CommandShiftD or CommandOptionD would be nice. When I ...
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Get Current Path to Script within AppleScript and Append Subdirectory

I have an AppleScript that I would like to be able to use from anywhere in the file system. Currently, it has some paths which are hardcoded, so it runs only from the Downloads folder. How should I ...
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Issue installing MacPorts on Mavericks

I try to install MacPorts and get this $ sudo make install make: getcwd: Permission denied shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied =...
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Why are my preferences reset after restart with Mavericks?

My desktop wallpaper, the desktop icons - the file preview icon goes away, my default sound device, all get reset back to the default after a restart. I removed the com.apple.desktop.plist from the ...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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What's Apple Configurator?

There is an error "This root certificate is not trusted" in my Keychain Access. What is "Apple Configurator"? And what should I do about this error?
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How do I copy files from Mac on Windows Partition to Mac Partition?

So my mac partition crashed... I've tried to repair disk, fsck, reinstall OS - Everything on every list of I could find on Google, and nothing worked. So I have a back-up of most of my files from ...
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Copy file from Debian to Mac OS X or Windows

I'm new to Linux. How can I copy a file or directory from the Debian OS to Mac or Windows?
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Mac OSX Dock - Open application indicators, and left-click actions [closed]

I'm not sure if this is a valid question or simply a rant for a problem that has no current valid 3rd party solutions. I can't get a grasp on the Dock - it just doesn't make sense to me. 1) ...
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Where do the Windows applications go when Windows 7 is removed from Parallels Desktop 7

I adore Parallels on the Mac. I forgot my password to Windows 7, so I hunted for advice on web & found that password is essential - so I 'removed' Windows. Tried to reinstall but told onscreen ...
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How to manually set the language for Auto Correct?

How can I manually select the language of Auto Correct for a block of text in apps like Notes and Mail? I want to write a text that contains both English and German sentences. I have found a solution ...
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Admin rights for a standard user in OS X

I want to create a user with OS X restrictions (Parental Control), which would still be allowed to install applications in the standard Applications folder using its password. Is it possible? How ...
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NTFS write not working any more after update

I searched for solutions to make OS X write NTFS disks, and found this one; How do I write to NTFS drives in OS X? It worked like a charm, until I updated my mac recently. Now it does not want to ...
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Check Camera Path through command line

is that a command to type in terminal that lists all the webcams connected to my computer? Maybe using ffmpeg package?