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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Is it safe to delete ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.iLifeSlideshow/Pictures?

I was just doing a quick audit of the files on my hard drive and noticed that ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.iLifeSlideshow/Pictures is taking up 1.57 GB on my machine! This leads to the following ...
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OSX Lion Disk Mounter

I seem to have broken something in my OSX Lion install. Whenever I insert a SD/CD-ROM into the machine I have to go into Disk Util to manually mount it. This happens quite a lot and is getting on my ...
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How to make global keychain in Mac OS X Lion

I need to create a keychain that can be used by any user. When I check a keychain as shared in Keychain Acess->Edit->Keychain List, it just disappears and I can't see this keychain in the list ...
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Icons don't appear immediately for downloaded programs

I've simply ignored this in the past, but I've always been curious. If I download a new program off the internet and drag it to my applications folder, it shows up as the default missing icon symbol, ...
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How do I find out what my time capsule is doing?

I configured my Time Capsule so the LED blinks when it has activity. As I type this I notice that it is blinking constantly, even though my network is idle. The computer that uses it for backups ...
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Finder Enhancement - Customize Icon for filetype

Is it possible to customize the icon that's used for certain filetypes in Mac's Finder? I have a folder with a bunch of .mobi files. In finder, If I view by icon or coverflow, it just shows a generic ...
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DNS Problem with my Macbook Pro

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro. I suspend it and if I should open it up and the wifi is connected and all looks pretty well. But I have no connection with my DNS Server. Other devices works ...
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How can I fix or diagnose problems when Find My Mac doesn't work?

I have 13" MacBook Pro (Early 2011) with Mac OS X 10.7.2. I can't make Find my Mac option in iCloud to work. I've try turning off and on again the location services as well as the Find my Mac option ...
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CCC Lion HD to larger Drive, Advice

I'm running CCC (carbon Copy Cloner) beta 3.4.4-b1 I would like to change the Hard Drive in my iMac and wanted to know if there are any hurdles, steps I should take in cloning my current Hard Drive ...
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Built-in iSight not working after migrating OS X from Mac Mini to MacBook Pro

Used Migration Assistant to migrate from Mac Mini (which is without iSight) to MacBook Pro (which has iSight). MacBook Pro was installed with OS X 10.6, then Software Update(d) to 10.6.8, before ...
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Software to emulate Windows 7 on OS X, for developing

I need to load Windows 7 under OS X. These are my Macbook Pro's features: Mac OSX 10.7.2 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Which software would be the most suitable for me, considering ...
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How can I have a fixed order of the menu-extras?

Like the OSX menu items for wifi, battery... I would like to be able to have a permanent order of the third-party menu bar items. I do not want to mix OSX with third-party menubar items, I simply ...
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HTTP Live Streaming Not Working on OS X

I'm having trouble getting HTTP Live streaming to work on my desktop in any browser. Sample pages like the following work fine on the iPad and others' computers in Safari, but I get a black screen and ...
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Window out of visible workspace range / unreachable

I'm running OS X Lion on a MacBook Air 11", and when I unplug my secondary display, some windows (e.g., Finder) are overflowing at the edge of the screen. This usually happens on the right-hand side ...
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Writing Causes Page to Jump

I have trouble writing on my Mac. It happens on pages on Safari like writing an e-mail or in Facebook and even in this question box. The problem is that the page starts jumping up and down as I'm ...
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How to hide computer name and user name in terminal command prompt

How can I hide username and computer in terminal command prompt? In Terminal it says Last login: Mon Jan 13 00:00:14 on ttys000 Whatever:~ UserName$ Is it possible to show just the current ...
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Why isn't the mute key working for an external output device?

I have an external sound card (Line6 Studio GX) connected through USB. I have selected this device as the output device in sound settings: Now, when I press Mute (F10), the mute overlay is shown: ...
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How can I dim the screen from Terminal?

Is it possible to dim the screen from Terminal, in a Mac with OS X Lion? Is there any command to do control brightness and volume?
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How to view Root directory and subdirectories in Finder?

Apparently, the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop points to the root directory but it is not showing all the contents. Some of the files and directories are the same as those which I see when I ...
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Is it possible to remove the Dock in Lion?

Is there a defaults write command to remove the dock in Lion. I tried the steps mentioned but that does not seem to work on Lion. I can still see the dock. Are there hidden defaults that can make the ...
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Where and how are the extra columns available for list view in Finder defined?

In an answer to an earlier question I found out that the available columns for Finder's list view are relative to the folder path. This means that one could choose to add a Dimensions column when ...
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What is a Mac OS X equivalent of McAfee Security network mapping?

We have multiple computers of different OS in a network. Mine is Mac OS X and most others are Window XP or 7. I will need to help monitor what computer gets connected. In past, I use Windows and have ...
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Can anyone guide me in installing a driver for Epson Stylus C59 in Mac Lion?

I've got a new mac mini (the latest one mid-2011) and it has Lion in it. I have an old Epson Stylus C59 and would like to use it in this mac mini. However, the epson site has no installer for mac. ...
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How can I change the default width of Finder columns?

I have found OS X's default column width to be a bit too narrow. Is there any way to make it wider? I know how to resize columns manually, but it's annoying to repeat the process every time I open a ...
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iTunes slow to read from SD Card in Macbook Air

I've recently bought a Macbook Air and I'm using a 64GB SD card to store my iTunes library there, so iTunes is constantly reading from the SD Card. The first times I used it I was quite disappointed, ...
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Is there a way to minimize open windows from the command line in OS X Lion?

Just wondering if there is a way to retrieve open windows and minimize them from the command line in Lion? I have an AppleScript that does this, but it kind of slow, so wanted to know if there was ...
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What folders should I be backing up? Are there any I should avoid?

I'm in the process of configuring a cloud backup for my OS X machine and am trying decide what folders to back up and whether there are any folders I should avoid. I have complete control, by ...
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After I delete an app on my iPhone, iTunes copies it over on next sync

On my iPhone, I go to the App Store. I download some app. It's crap, so I delete it, by clicking the 'x' when the icons start wobbling. Some time later, I turn on my mac, and iTunes starts syncing ...
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app that reminds to take a break at times

I am looking out for an app (for Mac OS X) that reminds to take a break (gives out a message) at pre-scheduled time. Free (or low cost) app will do, as I don't want to spend my hard earned cash on ...
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How do I rebuild my HDD/SSD from scratch without Time Machine on MacBook Pro?

Ok let me try and sketch the situation; Hardware MacBook Pro 17 inch (Early 2011), 1x 750 GB HDD + 1x 140 GB SSD OS Lion Just after I purchased my MacBook Pro I swapped the 750 GB drive for the ...
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Unable to boot up with Snow Leopard DVD

I accidentally deleted my /bin folder. My computer is now permanently stuck at the Apple screen with an infinite spinning indicator. I have: Inserted my Snow Leopard DVD Held down c - nothing Held ...
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Can I flag a time machine backup so it never gets overwritten

I'm about to upgrade to lion and at some point in the future I might want to restore back to a snow leopard time machine backup. However, recently my first time backups have been overwritten. Is ...
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iTunes keeps crashing - malloc_history possible for iTunes?

So I have a problem with iTunes crashing every time I try to activate iTunes Match. After talking about 3 Hours with Apple they said I should just reinstall OSX. Great. So I went looking into the ...
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How do i use ipfw to allow some sites and block all sites

I am new to ipfw, my requirement is like that, once application launches,i need to read the certain application parameter and depending upon them, i should be able to allow some site and block others, ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...
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Enable click-through, preferrably for all applications

I would like to enable click-through on all windows. Is this possible on Lion? To be more specific, "click-through" as defined by Apple in the Mac OS X Human Interface Guidelines means "that the user ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe Air on Lion?

I'm trying to uninstall Adobe Air on Lion. All of my air apps won't load so I think an uninstall/reinstall will help. I've opened the Adobe AIR uninstaller but nothing comes up. I can't figure ...
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iPhoto isn't working on my 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X Lion

I don't know why but my iPhoto on my dock just has a picture of some pencils and an ø through everything and it was the same thing when I looked at it in the applications. When I try to open it, it ...
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How do I properly uninstall Kensington TrackballWorks from OSX Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac? Kensington's TrackballWorks software does not seem to come with an uninstaller component, and is not compatible with my ...
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Cannot establish HTTPS connection

My OSX Lion MacBook Pro suddenly seems to be unable to connect to any website via HTTPS. HTTP works fine, but HTTPS seems to just time out. Using netcat: Mithril:~ mitch$ nc google.com 80 GET / ...
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Mac terminal cd to folder IN current directory

Let say my current directory in terminal is ~/Users/Desktop. On my desktop, there's a folder called "sample_dir". How can I cd in this "sample_dir" folder with typing: "cd ~/Users/Desktop/sample_dir"? ...
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What's a recommended setup of accounts on Mac OS X?

In Lion - on a one person per install setup - the user is admin by default. Would you recommended this setup? I thought that the default user should never be admin but have a restricted ...
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Where does System Preferences store the name of the Time Machine Destination

I am trying to create a script to determine the destination of time machine on a number of computers I manage. It shows very clearly via Time Machine Settings in System Prefs. I need to be able to ...
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How to fix a hanging Logic Pro 9.1.5 on Snow Leopard?

I'm using Logic Pro 9.1.5 on my MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz CPU, 7200 RPM HDD). I have Snow Leopard. When I'm doing nothing special, working on my project, Logic sometimes freezes and I'm stuck with a ...
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Is it possible to disable Versions for all applications?

I've never used Versions, and the extra step needed to Save as are enough reasons for me to downgrade to Snow Leopard. Is it possible to disable Versions in all apps and have a Save As… menu item ...
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Why am I being asked for a password anytime I create a folder?

I am using Mac OSX Lion Server that I just got on a new Mac Mini. This is my first apple desktop experience. However, I notice that when I want to create or rename a folder, I keep getting prompted ...
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Why is Skype using 100% of my CPU or more and how can I fix it?

Today I used the Mac version of Skype for the first time on my new MacBook Air 11" running Lion - v10.7.2. To my surprise, the process was using more than 100% CPU, the CPU temperature went high, ...
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How can I set up multihoming?

I am running Mac OS X Server 10.6 on my iMac and I am wondering how to multihome a Mac. I know it's possible to accomplish this by using both Wi-fi and Ethernet, but I just want to use Ethernet. Any ...
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How can I view (offline) the full English Wikipedia on OS X?

I want to download the complete English Wikipedia (not just the 45,000 article version floating around) for viewing offline on my Mac. I have downloaded Okawix, and downloaded a torrent with ...
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How can I easily add a batch of files to the HandBrake queue?

How do I add multiple files into the queue at once in HandBrake? I heard that multiple files can be added to the queue by selecting the folder. But when I select the folder as source, only the first ...