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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How to view connect request of application in OS X

I'm novice in OS X (mountain-lion) world, and learning how to use this system. Now, I have a problem about network. I run a application that try to connect its update server, but I got "connect to ...
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Is there an application for creating an text inventory of media files and/or applications

For insurance purposes, I would like to keep a list of the following: All of the movie files on my Mac All of the music files on my Mac All of the applications on my Mac The lists needs to be ...
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Batch Video Transcoding for the web OS X (GUI, not command line)

Is there a way to batch transcode video files to mp4 and webm for HTML5 videos in OS X? Our video department needs to hand over a lot of videos in multiple formats consistently. Workflow current ...
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Use launchd to start VMware's VM on VNC connection

I have a VM (VMware Fusion) with enabled VNC access. I want to be able to access it from the network. Unfortunately, VMware requires VM to be running to be able to accept VNC connections and ...
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Temporarily put OS X notifications in “do not disturb” mode?

A person will be sitting next to me, working together with me on my Mac, and I would like the make sure none of my personal notifications appear during that time. I would not want to lose my carefully ...
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How can I dismiss a frozen “Deleting Trash” dialog box?

I have the trash dialog box up, and it's frozen. What process needs to be killed in order to remove it, without having to restart?
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Asking for password when adding new folder in /Users/…/Sites/?

My Mac's hard drive was recently replaced, and I copied my folders over from my old drive to the new one. One problem, however, is my sites folder. Originally, I had them located in ...
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eclipse RCP juno 64 bit crashes on Mac OS X

I'm trying to install eclipse RCP 64 bit version on my Mac (10.7.5). Whenever I tried to launch eclipse, I got this crash screen. When I tried to start eclipse using command line, I got ...
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Where does mysql register to start itself at boot time?

I've got a Macbook Air that is starting mysql on boot. I've looked in LaunchAgents, LaunchDaemons, .bash_profile and .profile and login items. It's also not in /etc/rc.local. Where else can I look? ...
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Skip an OSX version with App Store upgrades?

I have a MacBook running Snow Leopard and newer MacBook Air running Lion. If I buy the Mountain Lion upgrade through the App Store on my Air, will I be able to use the same App Store purchase on my ...
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How can I get Outlook to stop asking for a Keychain login if I don't want to use keychain?

I don't want to use keychain for my passwords so I have not added any passwords to keychain. This means that every time Outlook checks for mail it creates a popup window asking for my keychain ...
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Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources?

I'm looking for explanation of memory usage on my machine especially in light of the example in this screenshot below: I understand what is Free and Active means But what are the meanings of Wired ...
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Remap Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl-X only

I know that I can globally swap the Control and Command in Mac OS and this is not what I need. What I would like to do is keep both buttons as they are and only and make Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl-X ...
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Is this fun partition mess I have made fixable on the Mac OS X side?

On a MacBook Pro, a wrong decision long time ago still causing numerous problems. In a nut shell, I run bootcamp and OS X together on the same drive and the OS X stopped booting a while ago (I was ...
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Can you override app sandboxing, force app to use working directory?

I'm trying to configure asymptote on my mac, which is a mathematical graphing language for LaTeX. The program is a Unix command line utility. According to the configuring instructions at ...
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Share Ethernet over Airport (Macbook PRO, Mountain Lion) to Windows XP - No DHCP

I'm not able to share network from Ethernet to WiFi (AirPort) on my 10.8.2 (MBP 13", 2012, MacBookPro9,2) I'm able to create both protected and unprotected networks, and authenticate from Win XP. But ...
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How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations

How can I change the way Macbooks roam on the WiFi network? I would like to speedup the roaming of Macs (and maybe other devices). Is there a setting on the Airport base stations or in Mac OS to ...
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Alert time discrepancies when synchronizing calendars between iOS 6 and OS X 10.8

Mac running OS X 10.8.2 and iPhone running iOS 6. There is an issue synchronizing the alert times of events created on Calendar. Both devices are set so that the default alert times are 30 min before ...
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Missing Time Machine Files caused by FSEvents Failure?

I recently did a clean install/upgrade to Mac OS 10.8.2. I did a final update of my ongoing Time Machine Backup and verified Disk Integrity. After reinstalling and restoring my files, I have learned ...
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Can I link two different kinds of Macs each using different OSes?

Is it possible to link (run as one machine) my G5 PowerPC OSX 10.4.6 machine to my G5 INTEL running OSX 10.6.x or higher simultaneously? I want to run differing versions of OS X, and be able to use my ...
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Can I screen share an OS X computer to several viewers over VNC?

I want to give a demo to people remotely. I want them to be able to use any VNC client to view my current Mac desktop. Can I use the built-in screen sharing features to do that? I'm using Mountain ...
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How To Upgrade Snow Leopard to Lion (not Mountain Lion)

I couldn't find Mac OS X Lion in the App Store. Can I go from Snow Leopard to Lion without migrating to Mountain Lion? Many programs are now dropping support for Snow Leopard (newer XCode, newer ...
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Keep changed app icon after app update?

I had used CandyBar to change my Mail.app icon. After apply the 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1, the Mail.app icon has reverted. How can I prevent that from happening in the future?
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How to move to another full screen window of the same app

I have two Safari windows, I put both of them into full screen. When I switch to another app (let's say Finder) by cmd-tab, then the next time I switch back to Safari by cmd-tab, I will be in the last ...
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Can Apple Mail be optimized to perform well when I have 30k messages in my inboxes?

I have about 31,300 emails in 4 different inboxes in Mail. Sadly to say, it is extremely slow. Is there any tips or trips to optimize Mail? And no, I don't want to delete any, I need them for work.
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Pages ’09: How to write Nested SUM?

I'm setting up a basic time registration form for declarable hours spent on a project. The layout is easy: date — time from — time until — description. I want a cell-value to contain the sum of hours ...
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Is there a simple way to have separate dock icons for different Chrome Profiles?

I am using Google Chrome version 22 on OS X 10.8. I use separate user profiles (created using the native Chrome facility in Settings->Users) for my "regular" web browsing, and the web development ...
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Why don't Projects folder and subfolders dynamically update with file system changes?

After spending a long time debugging Sublime Text 2, I discovered the bug is in OSX. The Finder does not dynamically update changes in the file system for the Projects folder and subfolders. Why ...
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How to change computer name so terminal displays it in Mac OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

When I setup my computer I named it "Scott's MacBook Pro". And so when I go to System preferences->Sharing, it says Scott's MacBook Pro there as my computer name. However, opening up a terminal gives ...
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Using applescript, how to move a window to my second display?

I have experimented with absolutely every possible scripting option I can find on the web, and no matter what I do I cannot move a FaceTime window to my secondary display. This works... tell ...
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nohup or persistent process on Mac OS X ssh

I know this has been asked before but none of the answers seems to work in OS X Mountain Lion. I would like to launch a process via SSH and close the terminal without killing the process. nohup ccl64 ...
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Installing Visual Studios using Bootcamp Assistant

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp Assistant. I have partitioned a decent amount of memory for it. Now I am trying to install Visual Studios 2010 Express on the Windows ...
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Screensaver greyed out in Mountain Lion

Recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, noticed my screensaver has stopped coming on (on mains, my laptop will quite happily sit awake and idling for 4+ hours. My power saver settings are on 15 minutes ...
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Sold my MacBook Pro Lion, how to reset OS installation?

I just sold my MacBook Pro. It originally came with OS X 10.6.6 (snow leopard). I since upgraded it, through the App Store, to OS X 10.7.5 (lion). I want to wipe everything clean on the hard drive so ...
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Unexpected error when installing OS update in OS X

I have gotten this error every time I have upgraded my OS since Mountain Lion (10.8 -> 10.8.1, 10.8.1 -> 10.8.2). However after clicking the restart button on the error dialog and the computer has ...
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Is it possible to configure (or trick) internet recovery to load Lion instead of Mountain Lion?

I have two machines this week that I needed to install Lion on and both were shipped with Lion and subsequently upgraded to Mountain Lion. I tried wiping the drives, but Internet Recovery only offers ...
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How to scan an image (map) using only 256 colors?

Is there a way to can an image on OSX using only 256 colors rather than millions or billions? I am scanning maps which only use a few colors, so I think I want to keep the color depth low so there is ...
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Is there a way to monitor the stack of execution in order to find the longest hangs?

Related to this unsolved mystery: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/62416/why-do-i-get-serious-execution-lag-on-clicks-application-switching-and-general I'm wondering if there's a way to see which ...
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How do I launch shell applications after changing shell to MacPorts bash?

I have installed a current bash version via MacPorts and changed Terminal.app to use /opt/local/bin/bash. Unfortunately shell applications won't launch from Finder and Spotlight anymore. (OSX 10.8.2, ...
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How can I skip the Trash when deleting a file?

I frequently connect different external USB hard drives and flash drives to my computer and I would like to facilitate deleting files and regaining disk space from them. If I simply delete the file, ...
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How do I automatically connect to a VPN when using Wi-Fi in OS X? [duplicate]

The FBI issued a warning regarding hotel Wi-Fi access points, and any other public access point. I'd like to make sure my apple device always uses a VPN when using Wi-Fi. That way even if an attacker ...
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No X button on App Store downloaded apps icons in Launchpad “jiggle mode”

I can't seem to uninstall Mac App Store purchased applications. I know that holding down the Option key or clicking and holding on the app icon to make the icons start jiggling so you can uninstall ...
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What's the dot in the centre of the red window close button for?

When I'm working with certain applications / windows in Mac OS X (I'm using 10.8, although I'm not sure that's relevant), I sometimes see a black dot in the centre of the red window close button. What ...
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Safari alternative to gleebox for mouseless navigation?

When I switch to Safari from Chrome I really miss the mouseless navigation plugin that highlights every link and input with a letter ("A", "B"... "AA", "AB"...) and typing that combination + Enter ...
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Migrating to new user account: must chown old account's files… I think

Is there a way to selectively chown the files/folders owned by a particular user, while leaving other files/folders untouched? I'm in the process of migrating to a fresh user account on my machine. I ...
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Is there free utility to amplify the system volume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro? I came across this question about tools ...
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Cannot assign 'Open With' to a specific application using Mountain Lion

I am using Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and Coda 2.0.4. I want all my .js files to open with Coda (currently js files are assigned to Safari). When I do a 'Get Info' and change the 'Open with' application I ...
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Are there any free and lightweight spreadsheet programs for the Mac?

I'm looking for a free spreadsheet editor that is simple and lightweight. I don't want to install OpenOffice just to use a some spreadsheets every once in a while.
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tool to remember window positions when I plug in/unplug an external display [duplicate]

When I have a giant Thunderbolt monitor plugged into my MacBook, I want windows arranged a certain way. No full-screen apps, some apps are shown on my small laptop screen, other apps are shown on my ...
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Mountain Lion Title Bar Truncation

With OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.2) there is a UI problem. Calendar + Reminder + Sticky Note apps have truncated title text If i login as a guest they are correct. There is clearly a preference ...