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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Markdown to .doc or .rtf

I'm interested in using a variation of Markdown for my work, but my target format is Word files (this is what my clients use, it's non-negotiable). Most implementations of Markdown would leave me with ...
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OS X 10.5 on macmini3,1 model?

To reproduce/debug an issue exclusive to OS X 10.5, i was trying install Leopard on my Mac Mini (model "macmini3,1", came with Snow Leopard). However, when trying to boot from a Leopard install medium ...
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How to install new font on OS X?

How to install new font on OS X to be used across OpenOffice, iWork, OfficeForMac, mail and other word processing applications?
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Change label on USB drive in OSX Terminal

I am trying to write a program in Python that will rename a USB drive (from the standard "USB DISK" to my custom "MYDISK"). However, I can't find any way to do this neither in Python nor in OSX ...
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Can't access Amazon S3 bucket after mounting using s3fs

I have been trying to mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a OSX volume using the s3fs command line tool (installed from Homebrew). The issue is that although I run the s3fs command as per the instructions ...
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How to get 3 1900x1200 monitors working on a 2010 Mac Pro

I have a new Mac Pro with a single ATI 5770 card installed. It has two mini-display ports, and one DVI port I have tried the following configurations: All 3 DVI connections: This results in one ...
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How can I move Dashboard widgets to the desktop in Lion?

In the OS X Terminal, there is a command that allows me to drag Dashboard widgets onto my desktop. In OS X Lion, the Dashboard became a Space. I am no longer able to use this command. What is a ...
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No Keys Repeating on New MacBook Pro After Changing Key Repeat Speed

I just opened my new Retina Display MacBook Pro and everything worked fine, but when I tried to go into System Preferences to make the key repeat speed faster, none of the keys repeated, not even ...
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How do I change the global stylesheet of Safari from the command line on OS X?

I am looking for a command line solution to change Safari default stylesheet. This can be configured manually by going to Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Style sheets. Still, I need this in order ...
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How can I show the desktop from full screen apps?

Is there a way to show the desktop from full screen apps? I'm used to do it with F11 but it doesn't work if you are running full screen apps. The same is true for hot corners. I need this ...
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With WebDAV provided by Microsoft SharePoint, how can users of OS X minimise risks of corruption and multiuser overwrites?

There are various OS X approaches to using the WebDAV service provided by Microsoft SharePoint. Integrity of data Answers to this question focus on integrity: when a file is used by a single ...
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Why does my terminal show a string like this?

When I open my terminal it shows this: wpa-2-602:~ david$ I just curious what the wpa-2-602 means? "david" is my user name, and sometimes it was something else. What makes it change?
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How do I take a screenshot on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I take a screenshot on my Mac? I haven't found any shortcut or application on my Mac which provide such functionality. I would like to know the keyboard ...
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Can I configure the relative brightness level that auto-adjust will set?

I enjoy the Mac OS X brightness auto-adjustment on my MacBook Air, but I would usually prefer the screen dimmer than the level it decides on. This would also conserve some charge. I don’t suppose ...
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Why does Apple not support Power Nap on some of the Macs that have Power Nap capability?

Apple has already released the OS X Mountain Lion Technical Specifications which lists some Macs as excluded from certain features of Mountain Lion including: Power Nap When is a Mac excluded from ...
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How to Retrieve the Wi-Fi Password of a Connected Network on a Mac

I need to find the password for a Wi-Fi network that I am already connected to. I'm using a MacBook Pro that's running OS X Lion. Any guidance is appreciated.
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How can I enlarge the cursor?

My mom is a devoted Apple laptop user. She's 95, and she finds it increasingly hard to find the cursor, so she lets her thumb wander around on the trackpad until she can spot it moving around. While ...
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How can I monitor the FPS in OSX?

I'm looking for a solution to monitor the refresh rate of the OSX. In several reviews like this one about the retina Macbook Pro by Anandtech they report actual fps to discuss the performance of ...
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Enable “standby mode” for MacBook Pros

I can't get my 2012 13" MacBook Pro to standby (note: NOT regular sleep, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4392). My pmset -g results are: Active Profiles: Battery Power -1 AC Power -1* ...
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How to distinguish multiple OS X installations from each other in the bootloader?

I read with interest this post about setting up a flash drive with multiple OS X installers. It confirms what I've suspected by my tests with just one OS (Lion). However, a question occurred to me: ...
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Can I force Mac OS X to select certain Wifi network?

When I turn on Wifi on my MacBook, it always selects some open network. Can I somehow force the system to choose another network (it is password-protected but I have the password stored in the ...
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Change owner for all files owned by x

I copyied files from my MacBook, mainly files from /usr. The one and only user on my computer is called 'Julian' (like on my MacBook). A lot of the copied files are now owned by '501' (id of "Julian" ...
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Cannot connect 40“ Samsung to 27” mac

I have got both an 27" iMac and a Samsung 40" TV in the same room for kids. They are only 10ft away from each other, and I'd like to get a mirror image of the iMac onto the TV. I've seen this work in ...
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Recovering an accidentally deleted folder in OSX - no Time Machine or backup available

I am a longtime Windows user, recently switched to Mac. I replaced folder with another folder (they had the same name) thinking that OS X will merge the contents of both folders. But OS X deleted the ...
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What WiFi adapter can I use to monitor a WiFi network on OS X from a MBP?

I have MBP from early 2011 and Wireshark 1.8rc2 does not recognize it (under Lion). What adaptors are compatible with it? Alternatively, specify if there is a another software that I can use to ...
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Weird mouse issue with OS X 10.7.4 on 21" iMac

I'm having some strange problems with my year-old iMac running OS X 10.7.4. After clicking on a menu item on the top menu bar, the drop down menu that appears disappears instantly. This also happens ...
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Black hole all IP addresses except for 192.168.1.1

I have a machine. I want to configure it so that it can only talk to 192.168.1.1 (gitserver) and 127.0.0.1 (localhost). This machine is meant to be pure work, no distractions. I'm on OS X Lion. I'm ...
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When “there is a user sharing this computer” shows during ShutDown, how to find out more info about it?

During a Mac's ShutDown, a window shows: Is there a way to find out more info, such as who the user is (username), the IP of that user, and machine name? The Terminal app can show some info by ...
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How do I disable DVD player auto start when a DVD is inserted by using Terminal

If anyone can help me with this it would be the best! I have just installed 150 Mac minis in a hotel and I'm using remote desktop management to control them. Now I need to disable DVD player auto ...
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Can I do iOS like dictation on OS X Lion?

Dictation on the iPad is great. I can use Dragon Tree etcetera but would like to use an iPad like voice dictation program instead for simple tasks. Can I do the same thing on my OS X 10.7.4 iMac?
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How can I create an installable OS X Leopard DVD from a running system?

I need to reinstall Leopard on a computer although I don't have the install disks. Leopard is still installed on the computer. Also the disk drive doesn't work. What options are there? Can I create a ...
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Any productivity tip for using OS X with only one arm, like Windows its sticky key?

Google mostly returns Apple's accessibility API and other programming resources. But I'd want to know, for example, what is Mac OS X version 10.7.4 equivalent of 'sticky key' in Windows. Any other ...
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iTunes: move location of imported items

I have about 23,000 MP3 files which I have imported into iTunes with the "Copy files to iTunes media folder when importing" setting unchecked. Now I need to move the location of these files - just ...
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Time Capsule disappears from Finder

My time capsule is disappearing from my Finder list (left side) occasionally.. it is very odd. I have my iMac plugged in to it via Ethernet cable. How do I force my iMac to connect to it when it ...
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Lost file when moving it to a “All My Files” Finder window

By mistake, I moved a file in to a Finder window that I previously did a search in, so it was open on "All My Files" which is not really a folder. Yet when I moved the file in to this Finder window, ...
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Open terminal window on a particular folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Finder location? On Windows there is a utility which opens the command prompt on a particular folder. Basically ...
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Xcode update for 10.6.8

I would like to use a newer version of Xcode (current version on my system is 3.2.4) and the command line tools (gcc & make). I have tried to install Xcode through the Mac App Store, however I ...
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Troubleshooting for flash or iLife related beachballs or system hangs?

My wife and I share her iMac, using two separate user accounts. My account is used almost exclusively for browsing the web. My wife's account hosts a large iTunes library, our iPhoto libraries ...
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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 ...