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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Share sound output to other macs via wifi/bluetook/magic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing the same music on multiple computers Is there any way to share the sound output of a mac to other macs nearby either by wifi, or bluetooth or something? At work ...
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How to duplicate an entire dropbox directory tree to skydrive?

I've got a directory tree set up in my Dropbox folder. For redundancy, I'd like to duplicate that entire tree in SkyDrive. I'd like everything to update and sync automatically (from Dropbox to ...
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How should a user of OS X verify whether backed up data comprises everything required for lossless restoration?

I'm most interested in approaches that compare both: the original file the backup – after the time of backup. I'm aware of two approaches. Others will be appreciated. Less interested in ...
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My Mac mini's computer name keeps changing when it resumes from sleep

When I wake my Mac mini from sleep, it occasionally comes up with a dialog saying "The name of your computer "whatever" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "whatever (1)"" ...
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Mounting a remote SCP or SFTP share on Mac

I use Fuse4X and ForkLift to mount a remote directory (a dev server). I use PHPStorm to open projects and source (/Volumes/dev/project_path), but sometimes it happens that Forklift freezes (in ...
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How to define default route for Internet Sharing?

I've successfully been using Internet Sharing on a MacBook Air to share a wired connection via WiFi to local devices. As of yesterday this stopped working, which may or may not be related to the ...
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How do I fix “An email message can’t be created because Safari can’t find an email application.”?

I have both Safari and Mail installed - ever since a fresh OSX Lion install. Also, I have never removed or reinstalled them or messed around with them. So this "error" message is quite a surprise to ...
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How to import dashboard stickies from an old hard disk without using migration assistant?

I recently installed a new hard drive in my Macbook Pro for a fresh installation of OSX Lion. How can I get my dashboard stickies from the old hard disk without using migration assistant?
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Run and build Visual Studio project on Mac OS X

Can I open a Visual Studio C++ project on Mac OS X and run the app?
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Is there some kind of certification for Apple developers?

I'm looking for a certification as an "Apple developer" but I don't know if that exists. I found http://training.apple.com/certification but it only offers certification for OSX and Apple software ...
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How do I negotiate dialogue boxes using the keyboard only?

On Windows based machines, whenever a dialogue box pops up with multiple choice options (ie 'Abort', 'Continue', 'Retry'), you can use the 'Tab' key to cycle through those options without using the ...
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Opening tab in Terminal resizes window

I like to adjust my terminal window size to fit whatever I'm working on at the moment—sometimes a tiny screen just to tail a log file, and sometimes I stretch it all the way across the screen to read ...
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Why does only Safari have (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling in OS X?

I'm quite amazed that Safari is the only browser in OS X that manages to get (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling. Even with lots of flash content on a website, Safari's scrolling is smooth. There ...
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Zooming on Xcode on Mac

I have seen in many tutorial videos people zoom in and out on Xcode to show the code a little better. I tried with 'control' + 'two finger swipe on trackpad' but this does not work on Xcode. What is ...
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How do I avoid inadvertently switching workspaces?

I keep accidentally dragging windows into other workspaces on my Macbook Air running OS X Lion. Can I disable dragging into other workspaces or make doing so more difficult?
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Better Way To Show Running Applications in OS X Lion

I'm looking to either find a better method (visually) to show running applications on my Macbook Pro. The easiest method would be to increase the size (or make more prominent) of the running program ...
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How to delete leftover files from aborted migrations?

I recently got a new MacBook Air and used Migration Assistant (henceforth abbreviated as MA) to transfer my stuff from my old MacBook Pro. However, until MA actually worked all the way, I had to abort ...
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Why does Google Chrome require a Force Quit when Restarting OS X

I am very rarely able to close Google Chrome on my Macbook Pro without force quitting the application. Is there a way to detect why this is happening?
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Shortcuts to label files in Finder

Are there any shortcuts to label a file in Finder? The fastest way i know is to place an icon in the menubar, but it would be much better when i can do it with the keyboard.
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Go to beginning of text field in Mac.

What's the keyboard combination to use to go to the very beginning of a text field? Tried Fn+Up and it scrolls the document up but doesn't move the cursor.
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Lost audio while converting video files in OS X 10.7.4

I was using Lion's conversion feature to change .MPG video files to a compatible format (set by OS X). The files are now viewable in QuickTime and iMovie, but the audio is completely gone. Has anyone ...
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Width of the column view separation line in Finder

I'm using Mac OS X lion. In Finder, I use the column view. I know how to set up the width, but the thin line you use to drag the columns has suddenly become thicker and very visible. I know this ...
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How does FireWire daisy chaining work between two Macs?

After taking a look at this question Does Thunderbolt support a net topology like FireWire? I was wondering how FireWire works when it's daisy-chained with multiple devices between a Mac on each end ...
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Cycling through Spaces?

Is there a way that when you cycle through the last Space, it cycles you back to the first one? And, if you cycle backwards and get to the first space, have it cycle back to the last? Right now, it ...
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URL to individual email

Is it possible to have an url that links to an individual email message on my local machine? So that if I click on osxmail://759847982 my mail client will open that specific message. GMail can do ...
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Copying from X11 to other applications no longer works

I'm running Lion with the latest updates, and the X11 clipboard has been working for some time now - Select some text in a terminal, press ⌘-C, change to for example Firefox, and press ⌘-V. This ...
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Hard Disk Transfer to SSD - 2007 MacBook and Lion

I've recently asked a question regarding fitting a Crucial 256GB SSD (Part No : CT1742109) into my 2007 MacBook (model MB061LL/A), however when researching the transfer process something isn't too ...
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Issue with Java in Mac OS X 10.7.4 [closed]

I bought Mac Pro, I have been trapped with Java. I am a Unix and Windows user. I've never faced these kind of issues before with Java. Previously, I had some issues with the Java path, which I asked ...
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Best keyboard mapping approach to make a Mac work like Ubuntu?

Through the day I work on both a Mac and Ubuntu. What's the best option for mapping the Mac keyboard (an external, non-Mac one) to Ubuntu style keys - when using the Mac (OS X). Basically I want to ...
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How to make the maximize button behave consistently across applications?

So I'm a semi-new Mac user (loving it btw), but one thing I'm finding super annoying is that when I hit the "+" to maximize/minimize windows it doesn't behave like I think it should. I see many ...
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Full guide on configuring NIS/NFS on OS X 10.7?

I am trying to setup OS X 10.7 Lion to work as an a NIS/NFS client but without too much success so far. Existing configuration that works on Ubuntu cat /etc/yp.conf domain uk.example.com server ...
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Stop-sign after boot and “Still waiting for root device”

Need some advice regarding a problem starting up my Mac Mini (mid 2011). The other day I was browsing websites when the machine froze with the spinning beachball. So I was forced to power off/on my ...
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Mac OSX and enabling user root

All I am running OSX 10.6.8 I have enabled root login through Directory Utility. I have assigned a password. I get an error when I try to ssh root@localhost. ssh -v root@localhost OpenSSH_5.2p1, ...
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input/output error on every dmg and while copying the media

I have the constant problem with Lion, almost every DMG I try to mount gives me input/output error when verifying. Another problem I am experiencing is getting "media file can't be read" error while ...
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Can I lower the minimum display brightness? How?

When working late, I'd like to lower the screen brightness further than the OS X allows in using the brightness keys. While you can use ⌥+⇧+F1/F21 to change the brightness in smaller ...
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How to change dock icon when some app has created generic icon images?

I want to use a custom app dock icon, and followed instructions found online, which specified the following: Find image in Finder cmd-i on file to "Get Info" Click the little icon in the top corner ...
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Run html+css+js application as a Mac OS X app

I'm completely new to development for Mac OS X but I want to have a Mac desktop app for my own small project. What I have in my mind is to have web application (will use the same app running on the ...
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iCloud in OS X Implementation - which protocol does it use?

In Mountain Lion, iCloud is "integrated" in every program. So when i open or save a document i have an iCloud option available. But where are the documents? Are they local and get syned every now ...
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Mac Mail with Exchange stopped working, LibSasl2SASLClient error

I've had Mail.app on Lion (and previously Snow Leopard) successfully working with my company's Exchange 2007 for the last couple of years, but today it seems like it's decided not to work. Instead, I ...
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How can I get rid of this context menu option?

I deleted AppDelete from my computer because I used it once and it sat on my computer for like forever. Now every time I click on something in finder, it gives me the option to delete it with ...
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SSD only boots from USB adapter

I would like to know if anyone has an idea or suggestion to what's happening on my SSD. I was using Lion on my Vertex 3 SSD 240GB - MacBook Pro (early 2011 model) and everything was running well ...
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How do I view comments in Microsoft Word 2011 for OSX?

How do I view comments in Microsoft Word 2011 for OSX? I can turn on the review pane, but that shows me every edit I've done to this document and it's impossible to find the comments. I just want a ...
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Is it possible to have per-app network/vpn/proxy settings

I have a few different applications on my Mac that ideally I would like to run with different network settings. One app for work I need to run over my work VPN, but at the same time, I have another ...
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Boot into Legacy HD option rEFIt

I just synced my rEFIt partition tool and now I get an option to boot from legacy HD when at the moment the only bootable disk is that cotaining Mac OS X. Has anyone got any idea of how I can get rid ...
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Is it possible to clear Printer Simulator logs?

Where could I find Printer Simulator logs?
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Associated Voila files to finder by mistake

An associate of mine has managed to associate all his Voila files to Finder, and now he just has a bunch of folders for them. He wants to revert this but, when he does, at Get Info he has no option ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
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Emulating lower speed CPUs on Mac mini

I would like to ask whether it is possible to develop OS X application (especially for Lion) on a Mac mini, being able to test how the performance would be on a lower speed CPU. For example: ...
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Can I get the CPU temperature and fan speed from the command line in OS X?

Is there a command I can run from the command line in OS X to get the current CPU temperature and/or the fan speed(s)? To be more specific, I'd like to be able to get the same info available in the ...
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Mac OS X Disk Imaging Software

I'm looking for some good disk imaging software, so I can store some of my Mac's applications on a flash drive and then export them to a newer machine. Any recommendations? Also, are there any free ...