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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Is it possible to change the font and button size of the format bar in numbers '09

I need to increase the size of buttons and front on the format bar in numbers '9
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iTerm2 save window/tabs on exit?

I tried to save a window arrangement but when I open iTerm it opens two windows: one with my saved arrangement one with no arrangements How can I make iTerm2 remember my Window/tabs layout?
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How does Safari get updated on OS X?

How is Safari updated in OS X? I know this seems like a simple question, but I cant find any good documentation on it. I know of a software update tool that would prompt you for updates on windows, ...
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external drive network security

I work in an office where all user accounts are on a server, the admin has access to all the screens and devices though the network. How can I protect the drive I connect to my system from my snoopy ...
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Connect to FTP server in Finder not working

I can get to my FTP server just fine from the command line but I cannot get to it from Finder. When I am in Finder and I "Connect to Server" and enter ftp://192.168.125.128/, then my credentials when ...
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Can iMessages be deleted permanently or at least kept either on a phone or a computer, but not both?

I would like to stop messages on my Mac from loading up all the messages I have on my iPhone when I plug it in. Scenario: receive 10 iMessages on my iPhone during the day. I then delete them. So ...
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Is a hardware-based full disk encryption possible on a Mac?

Is it possible to use hardware-based full disk encryption (perhaps on a Samsung 840 Pro SSD) on a Mac, specifically a Macbook Pro 8,2? If so, how? My understanding is that this will be handled in the ...
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How can I tell if I'm viewing a secure page in Safari (6.0.2)?

Safari hides the http: or https:, so how can I tell if I'm viewing a page over SSL? Some pages show issuer information in the URL bar, but not all of them. So the ones that show issuer info are secure,...
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How can I convert .CR2 to .jpg?

Is there a simple tool that will convert .cr2 files (Canon RAW) to .jpg? I know Preview does it well but I'm looking for something directly accessible from the contextual menu.
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Create AirPort network from the command line?

Is it possible to put my AirPort in access point mode, so it creates an infrastructure (ie, non-ad-hoc) network from the command line on OS X? Similar to using System Preferences -> Sharing -> ...
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Remove application from App Store's Update section

I've got an application in my Updates list which I never installed. It doesn't appear under Purchases nor Hidden Purchases. I can't hide it by right-clicking on it. When I click "Update" it asks me ...
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Does a free alternative to Proxifier or ProxyCap exist?

Currently, I'm not at home so I must use the hotel's hotspot. Unfortunately, the majority of ports are closed, except 80, 443 and 22, and I would like to connect to my FTP, or connect Steam to play my ...
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How to disable location services? (MacOSX 10.6.8)

I just downloaded an application, that asked me permission to figure my location. I said "OK, let's see what happens". Next thing I know, my lat/long with 4 decimal places and a pin on a Google map ...
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How to fix screwed font display in password entry dialog?

I don't have a single clue how my Mac OS comes to be like this.. Whenever I'm prompted to enter my password for admin rights to make changes to the system, my Mac OS seems to have a hard time ...
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I get an error message when I try to update any app

I have about 40 apps that need to be updated, mostly iOS but also some OS X. Some are free and some are ones I bought previously. I have only ever had one apple account and am still using it, but when ...
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“Always open with” option not saving after reboot

Setting a filetype to always open with a specific application works only until I restart my computer. Macbook Pro Retina under OSX version 10.7.5. Why?
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How can I watch slowed down Youtube videos in iPad?

I found this tutorial here but I am unable to find such type of buttons in iPad. I am also unable to slow down videos in OS X. I am trying to watch this video here but it is too fast educational video....
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where is Ruby looking for SSL_CERT_FILE?

I am trying to find out where Ruby expects to find its openssl CA list. My environment is: Mac OS 10.7.5 OpenSSL from homebrew Rbenv from homebrew Ruby 1.9.3, installed using rbenv and ...
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How can I keep my Mac awake AND locked?

I want to leave my Mac awake overnight so it syncs 4GB of data from Dropbox. I need to prevent the machine from going to sleep because that pauses the Dropbox sync I've been using Caffeine to keep ...
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Why are DNS server addresses lost after reboot?

I applied OpenDNS server addresses to Network Preference > Advanced > DNS. These were applied first under user account, then believing I needed to apply as Admin. Yet upon reboot they're replaced ...
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How do I give a user sudo permissions?

On my computer I have two accounts: geoff and admin. I want to do gacutil.... Doing it in account geoff (where I need it to be done) I get the message: gac directories could not be created, possibly ...
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How to find a backup of my iPhone contacts?

My phone accidentally was dropped in water. I tried to sync it on my Mac with iTunes to save my contacts. Next day I connected it to my Mac again and all the contacts were gone. I have tried ...
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whoami is not who I am!

I login into my own computer as username geoff. When I open a terminal I have as prompt: Geoffs-MacBook-Air:~ org1$ The org1 is my work username! I have no login of that username for this computer ...
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Time machine error backup failed with error 11

I have a western digital 2TB hard disk (wd caviar green) connected through a unitek sata hdd docking station with my macbook air (10.8.2). When I try to backup with time machine, the backup fails ...
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Can homebrew and RVM agree on a $PATH?

I'm trying to install Yeoman.io and part of it requires Homebrew to be installed. I am on Mountain Lion (10.8) and things seemed to install correctly except when I run $ homebrew doctor it complains ...
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Watch youtube moview on a Mac using QuickTime

Is it possible to watch youtube videos on a Mac using QuickTime as it is on iOS? How to force Safari to render youtube video stream in QT plugin.
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How to resize Macintosh HD?

In my disk utilty, I have some unused space left over. I want to resize Macintosh HD to use this space. Whats the best way to resize Macintosh HD? Disk Utility won't let me resize it whether I'm ...
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Which OS X programs can rapidly find and replace text in very large files?

I am looking for a macintosh program that can find and replace text in a very large text file (7MB). I've tried TextMate, TextEdit and nano (command line) but both take a very long time (I've waited ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for “log out”?

I use a third party app for alt-tab, so when I hit alt+shift+tab+Q, the operating system doesn't recognize it as quitting the app. Instead it recognizes it as the log out keyboard command. (The native ...
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Omnigraffle - how to make double ended arrows?

I'm learning Omnigraffle and am ok with most shapes. But I want arrows with heads at each end, like this (done in Pages.app): I'd also like to know how to put the tips of the arrows where I want, ...
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Are there any hidden settings to modify default system sleep conditions?

Is it possible in some way to modify conditions when OS X will go to sleep? In my opinion the time delay of system sleep is insufficient. Imagine the situation that we are in the middle of ...
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How can I back up my OSX 10.6 Installation DVD and create a bootable USB drive?

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009, It came with two DVDs: Application Install DVD and OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Installation DVD. Since DVDs have a short life, I want to back up these two DVDs (Especially ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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How to keep two Macs in sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Completely synchronise multiple Macs I've got a MacBook Pro and a Mac Mini, and I want to keep them in sync: all files and folders, all settings, all everything. Here's ...
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MBP SSD upgrade - which settings to change?

After replacing the harddisk drive in MacBook Pro with a Solid State Disk I am wondering which settings I should change and how. Thinking of things that are supposed to protect the SSD like ...
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How can I completely remove Apple's Java 6 and make Oracle's Java 7 default for everything?

I would like to completely remove Apple's Java 6 and make Oracle's Java 7 default for every program. For example, with Eclipse I had to fiddle with eclipse.ini to specify JAVA_HOME for Java 7, and the ...
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Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth?

I have a Sony DUALSHOCK 3 SIXAXIS controller, I can use it as a USB controller on my OS X Mountain Lion MacMini and it works perfectly. I have it set up in Bluetooth so that when it is not connected ...
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In Messages 7.0.1 on the Mac, is it possible to delete specific messages in a chat session?

I'd like to delete specific messages from a conversation in Messages 7.0.1 – is this possible? The messages in question originated from iPhones where you can tap "Edit" and select individual messages ...
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Customizing new-window placement

Is there any way for a user to customize how OSX chooses where to place new windows? It would be great if I could create rules for how that's done, especially if I could do it per-application. To be ...
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How do I restore Dashboard widget list? (Launchpad-style adding)

When using a tutorial to clear Launchpad of its mess I had in /Applications, I accidentally cleared Dashboard's list of widgets when I click the (+) button to add downloaded widgets at the same time, ...
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Remapping keys in KeyRemap4MacBook, how do I find keycodes?

I'm currently remapping some of the keys on my MacBook using KeyRemap4Macbook - in that process I need to remap the keys using this xml-file, namely private.xml, that is referenced here:http://pqrs....
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Why does the folder icon in my Terminal have a question mark overlaid?

From time to time, I spot that the folder icon in the titlebar of one of my Terminal windows has a question mark overlaid on it, e.g. this one: What does this mean? It doesn't seem to have any ...
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Why is my Mac's CPU throttled? (Turbo Boost Ratio)

AnandTech has a instructions1 on how you can check the Turbo Ratios for the Mac's CPU. Since they are logged, the information is very easy to find. In Mountain Lion you can do this the following ...
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How can I recover an unresponding application without quitting?

I've just run a very long Matlab simulation on my Mac Book Air. It uses Mac OSX. The simulation has practically finished, but seconds before the end, Matlab appeared in the activity monitor as not ...
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Restore deleted Mac App Store on 10.8.2

I accidentally deleted system apps like the App Store.app and the Calendar.app. How can I restore these? I've tried the combo update like suggested for 10.6.6 systems, but that unfortunately doesn't ...
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How do I restore /Applications

When trying to copy an application into /Applications, I accidentally copied MyApp.app/Contents into /Applications, turning it into an executable package instead of a folder. I have removed /...
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Configure ipfw to filter by ip range

I am a Linux user and very new to OSX. I have an OSX 10.7.5 "Lion" server that I am configuring as a webserver. I only have shell access. I am tryin to configure the firewall, but ipfw is quite ...
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Does Power Nap work for multiple users?

My wife and I share a laptop at the house. Because iCloud works best when each individual has their own account (in particular reminders and photos), we each have our own iCloud accounts and therefor ...
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Installing Xcode via command line

I am a Linux user and have never used OSX before. Someone asked me for help with installing some software on an OSX "Lion" server. I asked him to give me an SSH shell, assuming that would be ...
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What happens when you remove (or lose) the SSD from a Fusion Drive?

After storing data on a Fusion Drive, is it possible to downgrade your Mac to use the hard drive (HDD) by just removing the solid state drive (SSD)? In particular, I was wondering what happens when ...