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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Mail window doesn't appear until I enter full screen?

I'm having a very strange problem with Mail on a new iMac which is running 10.10.3. The Apple store migrated the user's home files over from an old MacBook, which was running Snow Leopard, and ...
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Screen rotation bug and reset

Okay. I got a problem. Poked at the system settings, display settings, and changed screen rotation setting to 180. Immediately after rotation setting became read only, and then after 30 seconds it ...
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Using Google Play Music on OSX

I am investigating using Google Music as an alternative to iTunes Match. When going to music.google.com you are instructed to install a plugin to Chrome called Google Play. When I do this, the Google ...
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Mac OSX installer is disabled or not accessable

I have a persistent problem where my installer is not associated with pkg files. My installer is showing that is not available (See screenshots) In the past I have had to re-associate my pkg files ...
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OSX Photos library size after upgrade from iPhoto

I have recently upgraded from iPhoto to the new Photos app for OSX. My old iPhoto library was approximately 74GB in size. Since the upgrade the new Photos Library folder is around 131GB. So it has ...
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Safari won't open in Yosemite. At all

I recently got my computer re-imaged. Everything was working fine on Yosemite until about an hour ago when my Wi-Fi abruptly disconnected. The AirPort icon gave me the spinning wheel of death, so I ...
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“Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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How can I select an item from the icon bar alongside the menu bar using only keyboard keys?

I have intermittent problems using a built-in MacBook mouse (another story), and need to select the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar using only the keyboard: It appears that the shortcut keys ...
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Kernel Panic Report - Is my graphics chip dying?

Is my graphics chip dying? Panic Report panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff8019017cc2): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8018d0e11b, type 14=page fault, registers: CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff80fa271000, ...
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How can I make the Caps Lock key more responsive? [duplicate]

My biggest gripe concerning apple's keyboard is that the caps lock key isn't responsive. If I press it as quickly as I normally type, it does not activate. It requires that I hold it down for a ...
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How can I programatically remove folder from Finder's Favorites?

I installed one app which adds special folder to my Favorites sidebar in Finder. I like the app, but I don't like polluting the sidebar. Unfortunately, the app doesn't allow me to turn off the ...
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How can I create two column table macro script?

How can I create a two column table in via Macro, and create new cell rows by hitting the Return key (as you can do in Word)? Alternatively, is there a way to achieve the same effect without the ...
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Mac does not recognize iPhone when it is connected by USB [duplicate]

My iPhone fails to connect to my mac via USB charger. The USB port and the cable are working. System Information shows that "unknown device (...not been configured)". I don't know why this happens?
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iTunes playback getting frequent (5+/min) dropouts

I'm having the exact same symptoms as this user. However, I don't (like that user) have FileVault on, nor are my hard drives sleeping whenever possible (as per energy saving settings). My music ...
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Why does external boot sometimes boot to OS X Installer

I have some SD cards with 10.8 installed (and some with 10.10). On these I have set up a user and installed DiskWarrior and other utilities. I also have the Yosemite installer in /Applications (for ...
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How do you set custom time limits in Mac OSX?

I'm searching for a custom method to limit access to our mac. Parental controls allow you to limit time by school nights and weekend time chunks through system preferences. However, I want more ...
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Set program as default for all openable files on mac [duplicate]

Is there a way to set a program as default, for all file types it can open? I know there is a setting for this in windows, but how can I do this on Mac? Or at least a menu where I can toggle all files ...
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Is it possible to boot an installed partition through Virtual Machines?

My native Mac OS partition has Mavericks installed. I created another partition and made a fresh install of Yosemite on it. Is it possible to boot the Yosemite partition in a Virtual Machine or is ...
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WiFi unresponsive following sleep [duplicate]

After my MBP has been asleep (lid closed), when woken, it seems to reconnect to wifi for a few seconds (30 or so) and then becomes unresponsive. All indications are that everything is OK, but web ...
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Wine menubuilder.exe crash

I am trying to install Steam with Wineskin but I get a window showing "winemenubuilder.exe has encountered a serious problem" the log of this crash is here on pastebin I am using OS X Mavericks ...
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Quick Look - keyboard shortcuts to navigate video?

I'm wondering if there's a keyboard shortcut when you're viewing a video in Quick Look to rewind or fast forward? The dedicated keyboard buttons and the the usual Quicktime shortcuts (left/right ...
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How to Recover a gone OSX (mavericks) on MacBookPro?

I shutdown my computer for some reasons with power button (cold shutdown). Unfortunately, my OS i.e.,mavericksis gone at the moment and I have no backup from the Data and settings of that Hard drive ...
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Add favorite folder shortcut in Mac OSX top menu?

I remember in the old days, I was able to do a single click on the dropbox icon on the top menu (OSX) and able to jump into the folder directly. Now, I need to click on the dropbox icon first, and ...
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PowerBook G4 (No Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse …

My PowerBook G4 (without Intel) running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) doesn't react to clicks from the touchpad or mouse ... any ideas why? and what to do? Is it a Software or Hardware issue? Don't have a OS X ...
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change bash color profile on su $username

With my useraccount I use a .bash_profile that contains this line: export PS1='\[\e[0;36m\]\u\[\e[0m\]@\[\e[0;33m\]\h\[\e[0m\]:\[\e[0;33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]\$ ' With my adminaccount I use a .bash_profile ...
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blank popup appear when updating mac

when i wanted to update the mac, this thing appear, so i can't. maybe it's cuz of some apps that i've downloaded, but i couldn't know which one is! i need to update the mac. i tried to search for ...
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Change update frequency of App Store in Yosemite?

Similar to Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion? Is there a way to change the frequency the App Store checks for updates in Yosemite?
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How to recover Mail, Calendar and Contact after Mavericks to Mountain Lion downgrade?

I want to downgrade from Mavericks to ML. If I do this, how can I recover my emails, calendar and contacts after the downgrade?
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Lost 32GB on my Macintosh HD

I created a 32 GB partition on my Mac where I installed Ubuntu, then I've deleted the partition from disk utility having errors, I restarted my mac and now I can't see the 32 GB space anymore. As you ...
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GIT_AUTHOR variable overrides git config variables

When I commit a change, instead of using the email address I configured, git uses an invalid one of the form: MyMacUsername@NameOfMyMac.local I have tried all 3 git config commands (--global ...
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Constant spinning beach ball force page reloads online

Macbook Pro 13 inch on Snow Lepoard Cant do anything online as soon as i go from one page to another i get the BBOD and have to force reload all internet pages over and over again, i literally can't ...
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OS X: frequent discoveryd warnings in console

Here's an example from the console log: 29.05.15 09:27:23,475 discoveryd[89]: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt TXT RDATA I'm trying to find the cause of some frequent slowness on my iMac so ...
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Strange result when entering squared bracket close on German Mac

I do programming with two different Macs, both with an original Apple keyboard and using the German keyboard layout. There is a strange issue, occurring from time to time. If I enter the squared ...
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“Processing of port php5-curl failed” when installing cURL with MacPorts

I am trying to install cURL extension on OS X Yosemite with MacPorts and getting the following error: Processing of port php5-curl failed I get the same error when I am trying to install iconv. ...
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How to create two column table script?

Is there a way to create a two column table in TextEdit with some way to create new cells by hitting the Return key, as you can do in Word? Alternatively, is there a way to achieve the same effect ...
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Mac says I'm using more space than I have?

When I checked my storage for my Mac it says that I have over 200 GB in movies. First, I do not have that many movies. Second, my Mac can only hold 128 GB. How can I fix this? Update: I just deleted ...
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How to run an application as a system service?

I'd like to be able to run Plex media server in the background even when not logged on. This is something I could easily setup in Windows but I can't figure out if this is possible in OSX.
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Ping respects hosts overrides - but browsers don't, in spite of DNS cache flushes

I have a baffling problem. Browsers on my system (10.10.3 Yosemite) don't respect overrides included in my hosts file. This includes Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. I have tried rebooting, clearing ...
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Need help recovering MSFT Office for MAC 2011 Product Key [duplicate]

I am using Time Machine to backup and restore my HDD to a new HDD. When I boot from my new drive, everything works except for MSFT Office for Mac 2011 requires me to input my Product Key. My license ...
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How to mimic Home Key of Centos or windows in terminal of OSx?

I just miss the ability to go to first position of the shell with just 1 keyboard stroke, which I use it often at my office on CentOS ? I know I can go by Option + left key or Option + Right key to ...
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Merge two partitions on Macbook Pro

I have two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I am not able to merge them to make a single partition. I created one partition to use for Windows using Bootcamp. Now I deleted Windows, but I am not able ...
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How to “refresh” a mounted NFS folder from my router in Finder?

I have a rt-n56u router with an external hard disk shared in NFS. Sometimes this shared disk shows in Finder, sometimes not, and I need to reboot router AND mac yosemite - even if I can see it being ...
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Trying to run commands in bash causes Homebrew error

Whenever I try and run any commands in terminal (bash), my window goes crazy and it keeps looping through an output of: /usr/local/Cellar/rbenv/0.4.0/libexec/rbenv-hooks: line 32: cd: ...
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Clean Install MacBook Pro

I have a 13" MacBook Pro that Apple has lent me while my new 15" is being built and I need to restore it to the same condition as the day I received it from Apple. How do I do that?
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How to disable restore/resume/saved-state for a specific application in Yosemite

For most applications I like the OSX feature of remembering which documents were open. But it drives me nuts in Preview. In past versions of OSX there was a simple preference that could be altered ...
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Unable to load App Store, Photos and iBooks in Yosemite

I am unable to load the App Store, Photos and iBooks after update to Yosemite. The console shows this log continuously. Any ideas what is going on? System Information[2041]: Unable to load nib file: ...
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Windows not updating folders from the OS X drive

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my MBP through Bootcamp. Sometimes I encounter a strange issue: Log into OS X, and move/delete/create some files, e.g. Desktop\test_file.txt Turn off the machine; ...
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Update to a newer version of OS X from OS X 10.6.8

Every time I click Software Update it tells me there's no new software! I don't even know what software I'm running so I can't search for updated software. Why is it stuck on 10.6.8?
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Eliminate com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist malware

Running an Early '09 iMac with Mavericks. Earlier this month I began to see a pop up referencing a 'malware cleaner'. Below is a copy of items dated May 4th in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons ...
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Function keys and Enter key on built-in keyboard of 13" rMBP mysteriously remapped. How to fix or reset to default?

The built-in keyboard of my Macbook Pro started acting weird. I only started to have this problem around last week. I thought upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.3 would remove the issue but it still exists. ...