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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installed amarok through macports - no playback

I installed amarok through macport. It doesn't playback the mp3's (actually it doesn't playback anything). I looked at the console and it says among other things .... [0x0-0x2b02b].org.kde.amarok[...
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Can I run an AppleScript upon my 3G modem connecting?

I'm looking for a way to run an AppleScript after my 3G modem is successfully connected to the carrier. The modem is using the standard OSX network panel to connect, so it's not using any crappy ...
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How to enable logged-in thumbnails for Safari Top Sites for Secure (HTTPS) Sites?

How do I allow Safari to generate logged-in thumbnails of HTTPS pages? Maybe there's a hidden setting for this? Right now thumbnails of secure (HTTPS) pages are rendered without login data. For ...
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OS X as X Window Server

Is it possible to serve Mac applications like iPhoto over a network to X Window clients? Our problem is that a broken Graphics card is causing a lot of stripes etc on the screen. Other remote ...
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Is there a mac utility that can magnify parts of the screen?

For some teaching efforts, especially running through tutorials, I'd like to zoom in on parts of my screen to show a room-full of people small text from the projected screen. Is there an OSX utility ...
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Firewall Being turned off

Is it possible for an application to close my OSX firewall? Several times I have opened the security pref and I find FireWall off while I do not remember turning it off. For antivirus I use ClamXav ...
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Lack of sharing options

Im having some trouble using the new sharing features in Finder, Preview, etc. Having tried with many different file types (pictures, text, audio, video), it only ever lists Messages and Airdrop. Not ...
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Why doesn't /usr/libexec/java_home recognize JDK 1.8?

I am trying to install a JDK 8 on OS X Mountain Lion (to experiment with the new lambda features). Starting point A machine recently updated from OS X 10.6 to 10.8, with $ sw_vers ProductName: ...
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Can I use Google CardDAV sync on my Mac?

Is it possible for me to use Google's excellent CardDAV contact sync service on my OS X (10.8) computer? It works very well on iOS, but the same settings do not work on a computer.
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Safari auto correction jumps

For a pretty long time I have the problem that the auto correction in Safari doesn't always work as it should. So it often happens that I write a word, and on pressing the spacebar it replaces the ...
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Mountain Lion - scale down the window shadows

it is just me or did apple increased the size of the window shadows in mountain lion way to much? This is annoying when you've 2 windows side by side - is there any way to turn them off / to scale ...
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How serious are occasional kernel panics?

I had a kernel panic about 2 years ago, and another one a few days ago. I haven't had any other problems besides minor software bugs, and I was able to harmlessly reboot after both. I've been told ...
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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Auto run a UI app and click a button on startup

I want to do two things when my Mac boots up: 1) Run an app 2) Click a button on that app Any suggestions for how I can accomplish this? FWIW, this is app I haven't written so I can't change ...
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Mouse cursor goes crazy!

This is driving me insane... All of a sudden my mouse cursor starts jumping and clicking around by its own. It doesn't look like somebody is remote controlling it. It rather is jumping around randomly,...
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Turn off address bar search

In Safari 6 - I know have a single search/address bar. I like it mostly, although as I'm developing sites locally, when I type in a local address such as site.local it searches Google for site.local, ...
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Internet Sharing is grey out

My system is Lion 10.7.x My Internet Sharing is greyed out with: Internet Sharing: Off You cannot start Internet Sharing because you have not selected a port to share your connection. How ...
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How to share iOS Pages document that was created on Mac?

I recently created a Pages document on my Mac (OS X 10.8.2). I then opened it in Pages on my iPhone (iOS 6.1) to email it to someone. iCloud downloaded the document as expected when I opened Pages, ...
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How can I rename a Logical Volume Group?

I have noticed that while I can safely change the name of the Logical Volume (LM Volume) in /Volumes (currently: Apple SSD), I cannot find a way to change the name of the Logical Volume Group (...
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iMac sleeping even when set to never sleep

Running 10.7.5, I've got a fairly new iMac (6 months old) 27", set to never sleep, yet when I got in to work this morning it was asleep. How to fix this? Output from pmset -g in Terminal: Active ...
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kextstat-Listed Files Not Present in Extensions Folder

I used "kextstat | grep -v com.apple" to find active extensions, and found the following listed extensions. 119 3 0xffffff7f826c7000 0x3e000 0x3e000 org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv (3.2.4) <...
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Calendar that's accessible from Mac OS X and Linux

Does anyone know of any calendar software/approach, so that I can use my calendar from both Mac OS X and from Linux? I use both Mac OS X and Linux regularly, and I'd like to be able to both view and ...
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OS X Mail embedded audio player flakey

Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails that have an embedded audio. The main cause is that my phone system is set to forward voice mails to my email. But this issue applies to any source of ...
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Mail app freezes after opening? [closed]

Ok, let me start by saying that I just started using a Mac about two months ago. Yesterday I was doing something that kicked off about 500 emails to my email account. When I tried to open my mail ...
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How do I find the windowid of Google Chrome to pass to screencapture -l [duplicate]

I'd like to use screencapture -l to do automated screen captures of Google Chrome. This requires knowing the windowid of the Google Chrome process that's running. For apps that support Applescript, ...
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Why “which” command does not give you the correct path?

See the following mvn version. I'm wondering why "which" command does not give you the correct info. LM-SIN-00676037:myproject haibliu$ mvn --version Apache Maven 3.0.3 (r1075438; 2011-03-01 01:31:09+...
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How can I make my microSD card writable?

I have a macbook pro running Snow Leopard. I have Tuxera NTFS drivers. I have a microSD card, in an adapter, in the slot. The "lock" slider is in the "unlocked" position. 'Get Info' tells me the ...
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“The iTunes library file cannot be saved. A folder was specified instead of a file.” …what?

I just updated to iTunes 11. Now I get this error: Huh? Some Googling turns up people with this problem in iTunes 7 & 8. That was a while ago. They suggested various things, including ...
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Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?

I have just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Despite my initial concerns relating to the new gestures, I am actually getting on pretty well and many of the new features are welcome. I do ...
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Showing the current boot arguments in OS X

Is there some way to know the arguments passed to xnu at boot from within the system?
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“New Folder with Selection” question

I'm looking for a way to change the minimum number of files required to 1 so I can make a folder from a single selected file rather than having to have 2 selected before it becomes available. To see ...
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Mac OS X 10.7 Window Shadow Params

I would like to create some Mac OS X 10.7 Windows "simulations" in Photoshop. I would like to learn about the window's shadow parameters, like size, spread and distance. Could anybody help me with ...
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How to hide desktop icons on a single desktop

I'm a big fan of multiple desktop spaces on OS X 10.7 (see image). I'm wondering if you can hide desktop icons on just one of the 4 spaces I have setup. Is that possible?
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How do I prevent OS X from automatically installing app files on my drive

I have just reinstalled my Air with Lion. I didn't want to do a Time Machine restore, as I really didn't want any of the old apps, and I'd like to manually sort through my home folder and discard old ...
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What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?

Can anyone explain the "wake for wifi network access" setting in energy preferences for me? I do not understand it.
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Not able to log into the LINE VOIP service using a MacBook Air via wifi at home

I have a MacBook Air with Corei5 and it is connected to web through a netgear wifi router at home. I am able to connect to the web without any problems but I am just not able to log into LINE using ...
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Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics

I have a MacBook Pro which switches dynamically between discrete and integrated graphics. I get a notification about the switching using gfxCardStatus. If Safari is running while the system switches ...
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altering the default number of songs in upnext (itunes11, osx)?

Currently I only see about 12 songs in upnext, not so great when I want to create a 3 hour playlist, but I can't find a setting anywhere to increase this. Does such a thing exist?
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Color Calibrator auto-calibrates after every change

I want to calibrate my display using the built-in calibrator (Preferences > Displays > Colors > Calibrate). This worked great in the past, but since last week it behaves strangely. When I start a ...
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How do install the OS on a secondary drive in a new Mac Pro?

I've got a Mac Pro coming in today. I ordered it with a typical 1TB HDD in the default configuration from Apple. I purchased a Crucial 512GB SSD that I want to make my primary drive for the OS and the ...
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Is it still possible to run Safari 6 in 32bit on MacOS 10.8?

I tried the ways i know: Get Info - 32bit Mode - Start ==> runs in 64 bit arch -i386 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOs/Safari ==> results in error is it still somehow possible to run Safari ...
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SD CARD saying read only after I tried to delete files from the card

I have a 1 GB SD card that I have been using with my zoom H4n recorder. I literally recorded onto the card, inserted it into my Mac OS x computer, pulled the recordings, and when I tried to delete the ...
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mail.app missing plug-in

Today I opened mail.app and my mail attachments showed up as "missing plug-in". I faced this issue before, at that time I quite the mail.app and opened again were fix the problem. Now that also not ...
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Are there viable and cheaper alternatives to Photoshop?

Is there any software like Photoshop that can also open .PSD files? I don't need an enterprise / extremely feature laden editor, but I do wish to have the following required features at a price point ...
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How to change the default file manager for OSX?

I've downloaded muCommander and find it better than Finder. When I open folders with QuickSilver it still uses Finder, though. How do I change this behavior?
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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The encryption of an external drive in 10.7.5 does not seem to work. “Conversion Status: NoConversion”

On a Mac running OS X Lion 10.7.5 I have attempted to encrypt an external drive using Disk Utility. Since this is 10.7, there is no option of right-clicking to encrypt in Finder. Also, there's no ...
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Disable Genre Art in iTunes 11?

New iTunes bumps up the font size and adds Genre images to Genre column view. I make custom Genres for sorting and don't need the visual hinting. Anyone know how/if I can disable this? I'm not able to ...
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How can I fix the iTunes 11 mini player that won't show the track name?

When I start the mini player in iTunes 11 on Mountain Lion, I do not see the expected track information which, when moused over, is supposed to change to playback controls: Instead, the playback ...
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How do I bind a key in OSX to open a new window of an application?

I can't find a way to do this. There's only binding to open an application. But the apps I want to use this on, (chrome, terminal, and finder) are always open. I just want to open a new window in the ...