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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Easiest way to gently kill an intermittently unresponsive application?

Sometimes, when I have many applications open doing many memory and IO-intensive things, my computer inevitably starts to thrash a bit. While waiting for things to settle down, I often decide to ...
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Mac showing Thunderbolt Ethernet as Airport

My network interfaces are showing different names to others that I have seen and I believe it may be causing an issue when setting up a virtual box. Isn't Airport the other name for the Wifi? This ...
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How can I simulate Home / End keys press in iTerm [duplicate]

How can I simulate Home / End keys press in iTerm? I need to use it for mc. Thanks in advance.
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Why am I unable to set new command prompt for terminal?

Why am I unable to set new command prompt for terminal in OS X Mavericks? I've tried to do the following: export PS1="\u \W$ " It works as expected but after restart the default value of PS1 will ...
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The time using 'Set date and time automatically' differs between OS X and iOS

On my OS X Mavericks my time is always a few minutes (about 4 minutes) ahead of my iOS 7.1.2 iPhone. Both devices are set to set the date and time automatically. On my Mac I can choose from: Apple ...
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What does the @ sign and the number next to it mean in ls -l display?

I got the following output when I apply ls -l command in my Mac OS X Mavericks for an image file: I understand what does -rw-r--r-- mean. But what does the @ sign and the number next to it mean? Is ...
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Force OS X Finder to always show dimensions of images in sidebar

OS X Finder does sometimes, but not always, show the dimensions of an image selected in Finder, in the sidebar. Why? Is there a way to force it to always show the dimensions? It seems very arbitrary ...
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Launchpad Issue

So I was cleaning up my launchpad since Adobe installs a lot of minor applications and I wanted to have them all in one folder. Then I moved all of those Adobe applications to a new folder but the old ...
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Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
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Run script when I connect something to the line in port?

I'm connecting my phone to my mac via the line in port to listen to podcasts. I'm using the app LineIn to do this and I was wondering whether there was anyway I could have: My audio input be set to ...
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Install Apple Symbol font on Mac OS X

I use MacBook Pro Retina ME864 with Mac OSX 10.9.4 , Recently I download a Word file from internet which use Apple Symbol font and because I don't have this font on my system the characters shows ...
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How to install OS X 10.7 and 10.8 in VMWare Fusion, on a 10.9 host?

I'm working on fairly new Mac Mini, running OS X 10.9.4 and VMWare Fusion Pro 6.0.4. For software testing purposes, I want to install both a OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion inside a ...
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List wireless connection information in terminal

In OSX if you hold down the Option key and click on the wireless icon in the menu bar it will show details of the wifi connection - speed, BSSID ,channel etc. Can this information be listed in the ...
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Closing a pygame program causes f.lux to flicker

I am running OSX 10.9.3, with Python 2.7.5 (The default one Python that comes with it). I am using pygame 1.9.2 installed from pygame-1.9.2pre-py2.7-macosx10.7.mpkg.zip at ...
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Shortcut key for fullscreen mode

I am new to Mac OS (Macbook Air). I am looking at the arrow on top right corner of windows, when I click it, it maximizes window over the top menu and in order to switch back I need to hold mouse in ...
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OSX Mavericks Kernel Panic

I am running Mavericks on a mid 2013 macbook air (haswell). I have been getting multiple kernel panics a day for about the past week. It isn't happening on any specific task or time - I can't isolate ...
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Import songs from CDs with two or more sources

I have a problem with CDs that, when recognised by iTunes, give you a window in which you can choose one of different sources from which you can import one in particular. For example: Default Album or ...
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Processes owned by other users on Mavericks

When looking through Activity Monitor, I'm expecting to see my own processes in addition to some owned by "root" and other more exotic users (_windowserver, _coreaudiod, ...). But I see processes ...
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How to disable the lost network connection warning on OSX

I'd like to permanently disable the warning dialog that shows when my Macbook loses connection to a network drive. Is this possible in OSX Mavericks?
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screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN

What software do I need to install / use on a Windows box to be able to remote desktop into OSX locally on LAN? Versions don't matter really, but to be specific: OSX 10.7.5, with "VNC viewers may ...
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Export keychains

in order to migrate to an Ubutun, I would like to export all my password, to for example a CSV file. In Keychain Access, I found export menu, but it's alway disabled, even when the access is ...
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“Open at login” settings are ignored

I work in a research group whose employees use Mac Minis currently running OS X 10.9.3. The other day one of our employees mentioned being unable to get Thunderbird to start at login or cause Mail to ...
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Double Click to Open Program Mac

If I click on a .txt file, what exactly happens in order for Mac OS X to open my txt file with the Default Program (TextEdit in my case). In other words where does Mac OS look/what exact steps are ...
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Window corners don't render properly

I have recently noticed that some of my windows have weird looking corners. It's like they are missing dark pixels right on the edge. It doesn't always happen, some windows seem to be 'immune' - ...
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How to backup Console logs?

I'd like to make backup of some specific console logs. How do I find the location of a specific Console log file on my Mac to copy as back up?
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How to access ~/Library from network booted OSX

Would you tell me How to access ~/Library of my local disk from network booted OSX
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unable to move files from external usb disk

I have 10.9.4 with a usb external (2tb) disk, formatted with Macos Journalled format. The drive is also a time-machine destination. I am: unable to cmd-drag files to move them to another disk (they ...
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using file tags on OS X and windows

I use file tags in OS X 10.9.3 and I love it. However, I store and access many of the same files on an external drive that I also access with a Windows computer. Is there a way to see or search for ...
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Mac wont pull up web browsers or applications requiring internet

A few minutes ago i was about to start up minecraft and realized it said no internet connection even though it said i had full bars and a valid ip address, this was weird considering it was working ...
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Issue with multiple desktops

I have a mac mini with two monitors. On the main monitor I normally keep two desktops and on the second there is only one. I have been noticing that the main monitor seems to add more desktops by ...
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Is there an alternative to “Everything” on OS X?

Spotlight does pretty much, but it lacks two critical features. It cannot search arbitrary locations. It excludes system locations for a better user experience I guess. It cannot index external ...
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Permanently route an host to VPN in OS X

I need VPN from the university to ssh to my office computer. But each time I start the VPN, I have to route the host to ppp0 manually to use it, sudo route add lab_computer.foo ppp0 because my ...
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How do I import a SMIME certificate and automatically set the Keychain trust?

We are deploying SMIME certificates to all clients and we need to ensure that these certificates are only trusted for email. Given that our users are "unmanaged" and off the corporate network, how ...
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View thumbnail cache in osx

Is it possible to somehow see the cached files by quicklook? I have found that some data is stored in /private/var/folders/xx/xxxxxxx/x/com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache In here I found a ...
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How can I add support for .flac files in SoX?

I want SoX to record audio in .flac files. When I do: rec -t flac ~/Desktop/myrec.flac …it gives the following error: rec FAIL formats: no handler for given file type `flac' I have installed SoX ...
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Photo browsing and viewing application

Can anyone recommend a good photo browsing application. I have hundreds of photos in well organized folders categorized by year and location where they were taken on my mac but I want a way to ...
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Creating a test environment for Mac software

My company develops commercial Mac software. Our flagship product runs on OS X 10.6.8+. We want to improve our software quality with better and more comprehensive testing. What hardware and OS's ...
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OSX Hot corners not working with Magic Trackpad

As soon as I connected with Magic Trackpad (having used MacBook Pro's touchpad) the hot corners stopped working. OSX is 10.9.3 Mavericks For me this seems like a bug as I would want to use hot ...
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How to batch import a large number of data CDs/DVDs (with eject)

I need to import the contents of a large number of data CDs/DVDs into my Mac for later processing. The discs are simple data discs with no conversion, compression or the like to be done. This is the ...
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mac's SMB share's content changes don't appear immediately when accessed from windows

On my windows machine I've got a shared folder from my mac (via SMB) mapped as a drive. When I access the mac share for the first time (such as upon login) the directory listing is accurate. However, ...
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Prevent App Store from putting apps on the Dock in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, when I install an app from the App Store it automatically places it on the Dock with the "Keep in Dock" option enabled. Due to my poor mouse skills I've made the Dock immutable, so ...
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How can I adjust the music in imovie for part of a movie?

I have a imovie project that I am creating and I have video clips and an audio track which plays a song. I see that I can adjust the volume level of the song for the whole song but I want to lower ...
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Random characters/number being added after file extension?

Does anyone know about, or come across, OSX adding random characters to filenames? It happens every now and again and I have no idea why? It started after we had a new Windows server installed at ...
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Filtering a photo of a document to look like a proper scan

So there are a couple of iOS apps that "scan" documents and automatically do some processing to make the image look like a quality scan from a real scanner. When I'm trying this on the Mac with ...
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HP ScanJet 4070 Photosmart produces just stripes after OS upgrade

My HP Scanjet 4070 stoped working after an upgrade to the current MacOS. It scans the pictures but then the saved PDF only contains stripes: This happens on two machines. What can I do? I asked ...
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Login Mac Using LanRev and AppleScript

Is there a way that I can execute a script on selected Macs with LanRev (Absolute Manage) installed when they are at the login screen to automate the logon process using AppleScript? Currently I have ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810

Downloaded and installed the AirStream application, and when I launched it nothing happens. In Terminal the output is $ open /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/airstream/latest/AirStream.app ...
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Usb drive is constantly active: why?

I recently bought a large USB drive and stored about 300GB of new data on it.1 I haven't changed anything on the drive, and I'm not reading any files right now. But the drive is active -- I hear the ...
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Does anyone know of an alternative to CPULED that is not connected to the AppStore?

Just want something similar (UI/ease of use) that is a freeware. :) I can make a copy of the app that is installed in Applications but when I install it in another Mac, it wants me to login to the ...
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Running OS X Server on main machine

I'm considering installing the OS X Server app on my main, day-to-day machine, in order to run Xcode Server and get a GUI for the VPN configuration (I'm already using the VPN with a manually ...