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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Export only edited photos from iPhoto '11?

On my Mac, suppose I imported a 200 photos. I edited 87 of them. How do I quickly export just the edited 87 photos? Imagine that I don't remember which photos I edited. If exporting edited ...
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I am downloading something with 300~1200kb/s? Any help?

Today I noticed that my system is downloading something and the download speed is around 300~1200kb/s. I tried everything that I could thing of... installed Little Snitch 3 and I did not see anything ...
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Why Mac OS X requires any amount of free disk space?

I understand the OS needs some free disk space for running. So does windows or any *nix. But OS X is regarded as a very polished system and my question here is more like, shouldn't it already reserve ...
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Can't delete e-mails from Mail app

I have a mail account with lot of e-mails stored on server (around 100 thousand). I would like to clean it using Mail app and delete all unnecessary messages. But so far no luck Store deleted e-...
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How do I use/enable Tor when using Terminal?

I live in a country that blocks most types Internet access and protocols so I need to utilize Tor from the command line. I haven't come across much useful information in this regard, so any ...
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Keeping both files when moving them to a different folder?

When I'm moving files to a folder with another set of files named the same, it doesn't give me the "keep both"-option. However when I move the files one by one, I get this option. Any tips on how I ...
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Setting up a Gopher server on OS X (for real!)

I have been trying to host my own Gopher server under OS X (specifically, Snow Leopard), but am finding the process somewhat frustrating. After trying (and failing) to install myriad supposedly cross-...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I attempted to ask this question at superuser.com but so far I have not received any help. So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change the behavior of function keys?

Is there a shortcut for toggling the behavior of the function keys between standard and the media functions printed on them? I know I can do this in the Preferences, but it would be great to achieve ...
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Why are 2 Mac Pros on a separate subnet directly connected seeing very low transfer rates?

I have two Mac Pros and as one is primarily utilized for storage, I thought connecting the two directly under a different subnet would be a worthwhile endeavor that would directly transfer data ...
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How to stop Windows firewall from blocking Bonjour hostname resolution

I have Bonjour installed on my Windows 7 PC, and the installer appears to have poked all the necessary holes in the Windows firewall. However, I can't ping windows-pc.local from my Mac. If I ...
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Alternatives to Safari for RSS?

The 3rd party RSS Feed alternatives to Safari that I've found are cumbersome...in my opinion. Any simple, and good looking ones out there? (using NetNewsWire and it looks/feels bloated). Perhaps there'...
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One text file is not being backed up by Time Machine

I have this strange problem where a single text file (Notes.txt, where I keep random notes) is, as of yesterday, not being backed up by Time Machine. It exists in the many backups that I have dating ...
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Can I extend Alfred with a command-line program to clean up the desktop?

I'd like to have something that I can run from Alfred or the command-line that can run "clean up desktop". What is a command-line program or apple script that will cleanup the desktop? Preferably ...
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How can I get certain types of files dropped in certain folders based on file type?

I was wondering if it is possible to have the following: In my Downloads folder, I have 2 subfolders : IMAGES and VIDEOS. Is it possible to automatically move every image downloaded to the Downloads ...
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What causes chmod to not work on an ssh file in OSX?

I am trying to mount private keys from USB stick. OSx does not allow me to change their permissions, why? How can I change them? In other words, how can I add private keys from random USB stick to ssh-...
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How to customize .inputrc to make Command-Delete and Option-Delete delete lines and words in iTerm 2?

I'd like to add a little bit of consistency between editing text in the terminal and editing text in normal OS X programs. I use iTerm2, but I imagine any solution would involve using readline and ....
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How do Services work on Mac OS X Lion (I can't make them appear in Menu Bar)

I'm trying to create a service (in this case, operating on images in Evernote.app). I open up Automator, make my script, and set it to to receive 'image files' in 'any application'. Doesn't show up ...
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How to reduce the size of swap files (Mac OS 10.6) \

I recently deleted (Oops!) my swap files and thanks to some great help on this forum, I was able to re-start my Mac and there is now a new swap folder. I had used Grand Perspectives in an attempt to ...
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Time machine freezes mac?

I had just installed new SSD on main bay and move HDD instead of SuperDrive on my 2011 MBP. All works perfectly but Time Machine. It freezes entire mac when I trying open Options on Time machine ...
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Oops — deleted swap files (Mac OS, 10.6) — will they come back?

I'm worse than my grandmother when it comes to computers. So I got a Mac as my friends who know me and know a bit about PCs said I'd fair better with a Mac. They were right and I love my Mac Book Air....
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How do I disable hiding of the mouse pointer while typing text?

I think I'm finally annoyed enough with my mouse pointer disappearing as I start typing to want to do something about it. I want to move the mouse. I want to click. I want to start typing, but I want ...
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iCal does not update Google calender

I am using iCal. I have a strange problem. If I make a task in my Google calender, iCal automatically shows that task on the calender. But, if I put a task in my iCal, Google calender does not update ...
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How to interact with dialog boxes using keyboard that appear not to allow keyboard interaction?

I recently asked a question: How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard? However, it seems to me that OSX has a class of dialog boxes that seem to be inaccessible to keyboard ...
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How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard?

Is it possible to use the special characters window only with the keyboard? i.e., I know in textedit for example you can activat the special characters window with Alt+Cmd+T. But: How do you bring ...
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With Microsoft RDP client, how do I mark a particular server certificate as trusted?

I am using Microsoft's RDC client on Mac OS X, to connect to a Windows server. I am connecting to a RDC server that uses a self-signed certificate to identify itself. As a consequence, when I ...
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Importing Facebook events into Calendar on Mac

iOS 6.0 brought iOS calendar syncing with Facebook, which is very convenient. I can see all my Facebook events on my iPhone. Is there a similar functionality for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion? Or is there ...
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Can I avoid windows snapping to main screen when I briefly lose my second screen?

I have a Macbook Pro and almost always use it with an external, larger monitor, which I have set up so that it is right above the MBP's built in screen. I have this same setup at home and at work. ...
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How to change account name and full name to one, consistent name?

I have created an administrator account on a Mac OSX 10.5.8. At first, the user name and account name were called "kaleb". However, I later changed the name (is this account or user?) via System ...
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My OS X Mac Mini server crashed - How can I restore it?

I have a 2011 Mac Mini Server. It is the unibody model that has two hard drives and no optical drive. I got this second hand so I don't have anything other than the machine itself. The way I ...
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Disable Wifi Hotspot Popup Window

Is there a way to disable the wifi popup window that was introduced in OS X Lion. I know I can remove it from known wifi networks, but sometimes I do use this connection (It's the Starbucks free wifi ...
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Using CMD on Very Old PC Keyboard During Boot

I use a circa-1987 IBM Model M keyboard (with a PS/2 to USB adapter) on my 2011 Mac Mini. For the most part it works well, after some tweaks in System Preferences and third party software. However, ...
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Native Vectromagic-style image-orthogonalization software for OSX?

I am stucked: I have a poor rasterized image. I have 10.7 OSx. How can I vectorize this image like with Vectormagic, dropping unnecessary basis vectors, and do small image manipulation? My friend is ...
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Need to restore applications folder from an old time machine backup

I have a macbook air running OSX 10.7.5. I have had a problem with the App Store not connecting. Apple could not resolve it, so I have done a clean install. Now I wish to restore various folders from ...
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Exchange invites accepted twice - once from mail, once from calendar

When I receive an exchange meeting invite, it appears in my email inbox (with controls to accept/decline) and also in my calendar (under the small invitations icon). When I accept from one, the other ...
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Override the close button with hide instead

One of my pet hates with OSX at the moment is that whenever I close an app (i.e. clicking the red button in the top left) then attempt to open it again using alt+tab I can't. I need to use my mouse or ...
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Strange Finder window behavior on drag and drop

There's a little niggle about the OSX finder that's been irritating me for quite a while and now I want to find out if it's a feature or a bug and if I can do anything about it. I have an open finder ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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Navigate within texts without using arrow keys

I'm an addicted vim user so I'm finding a way to navigate within texts without using arrow keys. Is there any app or hack to do this ?
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How to troubleshoot multiple apps on Mountain Lion all missing toolbar icons?

My machine awoke from sleep, and third party apps as well as Finder, Preview and Safari's toolbar only shows the blank buttons similar to the image below. After restart the machine, the problem ...
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My iMessage froze up on my iPod 4th generation

So I was texting one of my friends and I sent him about 700 emojis characters and now whenever I try to open the app, it just freezes for 15 seconds and then crashes out. What can I do to make ...
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How to focus on list of found files after search in Finder using the keyboard with full keyboard access activated?

I like using the keyboard as much as possible. In particular, I'd like to be able to activate a search, type my search term, press a key to move to the search list, and then use cursor keys to ...
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Apple's Notes forgetting notes — why?

I started to use the default Notes app over iPhone, iPad and Macbook. After it sends me an email about the note, the note gets removed. I want to keep the notes. My friend suspected a time-drift bug ...
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How to check if my HD is case sensitive or not?

How can I get information if my HD format is case sensitive or case insensitive? I want to make sure my Mac running Mountain Lion has a case sensitive file system.
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Run OS X 10.8 virtual machine on OS X 10.6 with Virtualbox

I have a roommate with a mid-2010 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to experiment with OS X 10.8, but don’t want to make them upgrade their Mac since 10.6 is still receiving security ...
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All default OS X icons disappeared

Has someone else this kind of problem after yesterday's update for July'12 Macbook Pro? I have tried all the typical things like Reboot, Restore Disk Permissions, killall SystemUIServer. The one ...
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Is it possible to make “Look Up” appear higher in Spotlight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to place Dictionary definitions higher up in spotlight results If so, how? I happen to use Spotlight a lot for looking up definitions. Basically, I'll be reading or ...
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How can I disable the Option+click hiding behaviour?

In Mac OS X Mountain Lion at least, if you Option+click ( Alt+click ) on another a window of another app, this will make the other application to gain focus, and the current app to be hidden as if you'...
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Freeze issue after installing an optical bay drive

I am having issues after I installed another drive in the optical bay. When I wake the computer from sleep, it randomly freezes within 0-5 minutes. I cannot do anything, the mouse won't move, trackpad ...
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Mac OSX: Finder stops displaying shared section

The finder in Mac OSX (Mountain Lion) suddenly stops showing the shared section. It might show up again in a couple of days or in might not. All completely spontaneous with no apparent cause. Any ...