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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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 ...
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How to create a custom Desktop Background slideshow?

I would like to have certain pictures as a slideshow on my Desktop background. Currently, to do this, I am moving default pictures to a backup folder and putting my images there. Isn't there an easy ...
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ECDSA ssh key on 10.8.2

I used ssh-keygen -t ecdsa to generate an ECDSA key, but I got the error unknown key type ecdsa. man ssh-keygen says: -t type Specifies the type of key to create. The possible values are ...
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What program can print source code well on OS X?

I am looking for an OS X application to nicely format and print source code from a variety of programming languages. Line numbers would be nice Constant width font Printing the contents of the ...
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Prompt When Ejecting Time Machine Drive

Whenever I eject the external drive that I use for Time Machine, I get this prompt: However, in actual fact, this particular drive has got only ONE (1) partition, so it's rather annoying that I ...
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Does iTunes remember what I listened to and when?

iTunes has a field named "Last Played" that tells me when I last played a track; is there any way of finding out all the songs I listened to on a particular date? I'm using iTunes 11 under OS X 10.6.8....
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Airdrop Alternative for Windows/Mac/Linux?

I am looking for something that does the same thing as Airdrop that would work on Windows/Mac/Linux. Because of hardware it would most likely have to be LAN-based, but I am perfectly fine with that. ...
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Terminal Actived Push Notification Utility for OS X and iOS?

I am basically wondering if there is any tool(s) that can generate a push notifications on OS X and/or iOS from terminal entries. Idea here is you could connect via SSH and make a custom push ...
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Best keyboard mapping to make Ubuntu like Mac?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl (i....
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Is it possible to have a playback indicator in OSX menubar?

On my iPhone, until iOS 6, anytime music is playing a play symbol appears (and disappears when no music is playing). How can I achieve a similar effect in the menu bar of OSX Mountain Lion?
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Completely remove a program without uninstall app

I removed a program from my MacBook Pro by deleting the app. I also found a few other things in the file system and removed them. Is there a way to ensure no additional information is left on my ...
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Duplicate entries in “Open With” menu in Finder even after rebuilding Launch Services

In Mac OS X 10.8.2, I have this curious problem. Every time I install a new updated version of one of several applications that I use, my system adds a new duplicate entry in the "Open With" ...
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Can I fix this problem backing up Time Machine to an external HD via Airport Extreme?

I'm using a MacBook Pro and I decided to try using my WD Passport external HD wirelessly by connecting it to my Airport Extreme. I had previously used this external HD for storing things as well as ...
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creating a new user in Mac will it reset everything?

I want to reset all my configurations trying to install MySQL & other development stuff through the terminal on my Macbook and start fresh. Cause it was my first time do this & I think I made ...
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New email message with a global keyboard shortcut

I got, for the first time in my life, a Mac this Christmas and I was wondering if it is possible to create system-wide keyboard shortcut. No matter what app I is using, is there a way to configure a ...
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How can I browse photos on iPhone in Mac OSX?

Previously, on Windows, iPhone was recognized as a camera and I could browse image folder with Explorer without a need to import/download/tranfer photo files to the computer. Is there a way to do the ...
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Create a default folder structure & insert current Date in Terminal by single command?

I often find myself creating the same structure by hand in finder for new projects, how can I quicken this process with a single Terminal Command? Example of structure & command: Terminal $ cf ...
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how to stop password popups

I have a new macbook with osx 10.8.2 Every time I want do delete a file, open a downloaded file, and numerous other actions I have to enter my password. Is there a way to turn this off?
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iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback

I have a 2011 generation Macbook Pro, upgrade to 16gb RAM and a 128gb SSD drive - running Mountain Lion and iTunes 11. During playback (approximately 20 times per song) it stutters, stops playing ...
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How secure are password protected PDFs that are created with Preview?

I use 1Password1 to store not only my own information, but also my sisters home Wi-Fi information. Since she does not have a 1Password licence, I printed out the information for her to store in a ...
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Are there open source software that let OS X see a generic NAS as a Time Machine destination?

Is it possible to use "Time-Machine" with an external hard-drive through an IP? I have an external HD connected to a Raspberry Pi and I have installed SSH. What I am hoping to achieve is this: I ...
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OS X Mail: Search within message (including header)

I would like to search within an individual email message using OS X Mail version 5.3 or above (Lion, Mountain Lion). I would like this search to include the email header. Using the menu item Edit &...
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Erase MacBook hard drive without OSX disc

I would like to erase everything on my Mac's hard drive as I'm going to recycle or sell it. Is there a way to do it without OSX disc?
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Mac Air OS X Mountain Lion - mounting NFS “dscl” freezes system permanently

I set out to execute the following steps on OS X Mountain Lion to mount an NFS share- create sudo dscl . -create /Mounts/foo sudo dscl . -create /Mounts/foo VFSLinkDir /Volumes/share sudo dscl . -...
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Split an Apple-supplied Fusion Drive back into two separate volumes?

Is it possible to take an Apple factory-created Fusion Drive and downgrade it into two separate volumes? I understand this would also necessitate reinstalling the OS and Recovery Partition etc. The ...
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killing httpd spawns new processes

In short, I need to kill all httpd processes so I can run a particular program. When I go to Activity Monitor and Quit all of the httpd processes, a new one is immediately spawned. I'm not sure what ...
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How can I downgrade from Mountain Lion to Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to Lion from Mountain Lion? How can I downgrade from Mountain Lion to Lion ? I need to download Lion again... thanks
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What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?

I upgrade my brand new late 2012 Mac Mini's drive to an SSD and changed the RAM. Now when looking up the serial number in "About this mac" or System Profiler it just says "System serial#" : The ...
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Prevent Adium logout when locking screen on OSX 10.8.2

Since upgrading to OSX 10.8.2 from 10.6.x I find that when I lock the screen Adium logs out. Upon unlocking screen Adium logs back in. It used to just set to away when screen locked and I have ...
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Macbook Pro wont open apps or download content due to Error Code: -50.

My Macbook Pro ran into a problem and reported Error: -50. I cannot open applications such as Chrome, Word, and others. I cannot download content or move content to the trash because it says the ...
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GarageBand copied from another Mac

I just copied Garageband on a memory stick from a friends new iMac to my older Macbook Pro which I recently updated (clean install) to Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, during the upgrade I lost ...
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Location of Message Attachments in iOS 6 Backup?

I'm trying to get all my Messages (not E-Mail) and connected attachments out of a iOS 6 backup. I know there are tools like Wondershare Data Recovery for iTunes but they are not cheap and I'm trying ...
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Does my computer get securely erased if I do it through Find my iPhone?

I had a catastrophe last night. I accidentally erased my computer from my iPhone using find my iPhone. So I am wondering if my computer gets securely erased like zeroing it out or does it just erase ...
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Terminal command to determine the last time a MacBook Pro was unplugged from AC Power?

We have multiple users that are assigned MacBook Pro's who we know never take them away from their desks. We need some sort of proof to repurpose this hardware and issue them an iMac. We would really ...
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Headphone jack broke and got stuck in headphone socket MacBook Pro

The tip of the headphone jack got stuck in the headphone socket of my MacBook Pro and I have the following question: The "Sound" option in the System Preferences displays sound output through the "...
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How can I extend the time when system.log gets turned over?

Right now my system.log gets recreated every 24 hours or so with a message like: Jan 4 00:30:01 Mac newsyslog[63416]: logfile turned over Can I change a setting such that it will get rotated every ...
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Can't run a application on 10.7

I'm trying to run an application named "Test.4a". The icon has a line going across it (similar to a "No Smoking" sign). And it says "You can't open the application Test.4A because the Classic ...
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Can Teleport be set up to be automated?

I've got two Macs, and I only use one keyboard and mouse thanks to Teleport. The problem is that I have to activate it every time I turn my computer on. Would it be possible to do it automatically?
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What is the dotted blue underlining when I use dictation on OS X?

When I use the dictation feature in OS X, sometimes some of my text has got dotted blue underlining below it after entry: What does this mean? Am I able to use it to correct the mistakes in the ...
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OSX 10.8 Contacts can't access Active Directory 2003 via LDAP

I've recently upgraded to OSX 10.8 and have discovered that the Contacts Application can no longer access our Active Directory 2003 domain via LDAP. I have confirmed that the exact same settings work ...
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Macbook keeps ejecting OSX install disks

I have this 15 inch Macbook Pro (Mid 2007) with OSX Tiger 10.4.11. I am trying to upgrade OSX to Snow Leopard (10.6) but all CDs and DVDs keep getting ejected without my doing anything. How can I ...
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Mountain Lion - Flash sluggish, spinning beachballs etc

I upgraded from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion 10.8, and then to 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I only have a few installed applications (Photoshop and Microsoft Office), VLC movie player and ...
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Parental Controls Always Allow does not work for Avid Media Composer

I've enabled Parental Controls on a new Nov 2012 iMac being used in a school for public access (OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications this account can use. Everything works ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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Can I download updates for another computer?

I have a Mac Pro that needs a lot of updates, but my home internet is very slow. I have a laptop, however, with access to better internet. Is it possible for me to access the updates on my laptop, ...
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Outlook for 2011 automatically moving messages to on my computer

Recently upgraded corporate computers to Mac running on a premise Exchange Server (2010) from PC. 8 of the 9 computers have no problem synchronizing between the Exchange Server and Outlook. However, ...
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Deploying default Wifi settings and Passwords

I am building a default 10.8 image for our corporate Mac users. We have a local Wifi network which should be set up by default on this image. I have used PackageMaker to set up all the other ...
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Relaunch Finder link missing

I recently needed to show hidden files in my iMac 2011 and had to relaunch Finder to do so. Every tutorial I saw, said to ctrl+click on the Finder icon and then click "relaunch". The trouble is: I don'...
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Is there a simple To Do app that works on iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro?

I am looking for a simple To Do or Task app that will sync across iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro automatically. What app will do this?
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How can prevent certain senders from going to Junk Mail without creating contact?

I am running Mountain Lion 10.8 and use Mail.app for my email mostly. I recently purchased a product from Amazon, somewhere I order from frequently, and noticed that I didn't receive the usual sales ...