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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Mac Minis: 2012 Quad Core vs 2014 Dual Core for a virtualization host?

My office is looking to get a Mac Mini for testing our website in Safari. Because Apple now allows you to run previous versions of OS X in a VM, we will be looking to run at least Mavericks and ...
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Yosemite Problems - Mac OS X Base System

I am trying to clean install Yosemite, not using a bootable usb. Instead, I want to upgrade to Yosemite from Mavericks, then erase my Macintosh HD (I will leave my bootcamp) from recovery mode then ...
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Newbie question on getting back hard drive space

I'm relatively new to Macs (PC guy) and my MacBook Air (1.8 GHz I5) running 10.9.1 OSX is reporting that the Startup disk is full. I'm trying to figure out what is taking up the room and how to clean ...
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Can any experts here figure out how to get Mavericks' Dock.app working on Yosemite?

So one of the deal breakers that was preventing me from upgrading to OS X 10.10 is how ugly the dock looked (to me). Since I had success getting some of the Yosemite's apps up and running on ...
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How to clear the settings of default app to the files with special file extension?

I set the default app to open the files with special file extension by mistake: the app could not open them at all for they're only file fragments (or, say, no app can until I combine them as one ...
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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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MAC DualBoot Kali Linux [duplicate]

My MAC: MacBook Pro(13-Inch, Mid 2012) My OS: MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10 How can i DualBoot, or boot from USB: Kali Linux?
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Trouble installing OS X Yosemite (using bootable USB) onto MBP'12 w/ wiped HD

I erased the disk on a MBP ’12 running Mountain Lion before upgrading to Yosemite. So I erased the “Macintosh HD” using Disk Utility and now I’m at the “OS X Utilities” front-window in recovery mode. ...
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How do I adjust the time Mac Mail takes to mark messages “read”?

It takes a number of seconds before Mac Mail marks a message as "read". I would like for it to take no more than 0.5 seconds, though instantaneous would be best. How can I adjust the time required to ...
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Unable to boot into ElementaryOS on MacBook after PRAM reset

I installed ElementaryOS on a separate partition of my HDD. Not sure what happened but the audio in OSX stopped working after the installation. After trying everything else, I found resetting the ...
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OSX spaces - how to switch space on another monitor

I cannot for the life of me figure this out. I have two monitors. If I'm focused on the left monitor, I cannot use a shortcut to switch spaces on the right monitor. Or (as often happens) I click my ...
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How do I hide the Spotlight icon on Yosemite, but keep the Spotlight functionality?

I use Spotlight in OS X, and I have long disliked its attachment to the menu bar. Now, in Yosemite, Spotlight shows up as an overlay in the middle of the screen when summoned, much like other ...
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What is the “Verifying XXX.app” dialog and how do I get passed it?

I'm trying to open a new app that I downloaded on OS X Yosemite 10.10. Specifically, it is Android Studio.app version 0.8.13. When I open it, I see the following dialog "Verifying Android ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every two hours on Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to the first stable release of Mac OS X Yosemite a few days ago, my Mac Mini wakes up roughly every two hours from sleep for about a minute, then goes back to sleep. This is ...
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Can I used the command line to disable settings in Yosemite that have made my Mac visible?

Recent changes to my machine as the result of an upgrade to Yosemite (OS X 10.10) have made my machine visible on Bluetooth and Bonjour, where it was not visible before. Is there a command line way ...
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How do I stop my browsers creating a new tab for every new top level domain?

I have a MacBook and have tried browsing with both the Safari 7 and the Chrome browsers, but every time I go from one top level domain to another, it automatically creates a new tab. So if I click a ...
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Symbolic link icons don't update

When a symlink is created, it gets the icon of the target folder (with the addition of a black arrow in the lower left corner). The issue I am having is that the symlink icon does not update when the ...
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Can't open files after changing username

I use OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. I changed my username and this may have caused that I am not able to open any files. I still can see my PDFs and photos in Preview! I get this: File XYZ couldn’t be ...
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How to disable crazy mouse acceleration in Yosemite?

I just upgraded to Yosemite and my current best interpretation of what's happening is that there's a new behavior that "helpfully" moves the mouse (and a window if you're moving one) closer to an edge ...
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Gray screen after installing Yosemite

Yesterday I updated my 2012 MacBook Air to Yosemite. Everything was good, everything working great, but, at the end of the night, my laptop’s battery was low so I decided to shut it down, instead of ...
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Is it possible to disable spell check systemwide?

I've just done a clean install of Yosemite, and in practically all of my apps I'm noticing those red underlines whenever I've "misspelled" something (or, more accurately, used an unrecognized name, ...
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LaunchPad totally disorganised after reboot OS X Yosemite

I was on Yosemite Previews and actually I am on official Yosemite clean install. When I reboot, all my launchpad apps are totally disorganised, folders and un-official apps disappears... I had not ...
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Permissions on library files

Since Migration Assistant blew up while moving to my new Mac, I've had continuing problems with permissions throughout the system. I believe the problem is that the Apps can't save into my Library. I ...
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How can I use a BENQ 7650T scanner on a MacBook Pro?

I have a BENQ 7650T scanner and I want to use it with my MacBook Pro. I searched for Mac drivers but was only able to find Windows drivers for it. Then I tried to set it up as a 'standard' scanner ...
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Downgrade Yosemite Release to Mavericks [duplicate]

So I'm considering updating to Yosemite, but I have a 2011, low end MBP, and Im a bit afraid that its going to be slow. If I do upgrade, is there anyway that I can revert back to mavericks? I've seen ...
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Is it possible to reinstall iMovie in case I delete it?

I'm considering to delete iMovie since I'm not using it at all and it takes more than 2.5 GB. But before deleting it, is it possible to reinstall it in the future in case I want to use it?
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Where can I find SArtFile.bin for 10.6.8?

I tried to modify my SArtFile.bin on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but now it is corrupted and it won't let me reinstall OS X. Where can I find a copy of this file? SArtfile.bin is located at: ...
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite -DisableSleepProxyClient

I have a Mac Pro from 2009. Its in my bedroom. Prior to 10.10 I was able to disable periodic wake (when Wake on Lan is enabled) with adding -DisableSleepProxyClient to com.apple.mDNSResponder. I was ...
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Share photos from iPhoto to iOS devices on LAN without iCloud

I have an iMac running OSX 10.10 and iPhoto v9.6. I have multiple iOS devices, mostly running iOS 8. How can I let the iOS devices browse the photos on the iMac without physically storing the files on ...
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How to make a colour clicker using AppleScript?

How can AppleScript be used to make the mouse cursor search for a colour on the screen and click on it when found and return to its starting position after? How to make a script that can do this ...
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How to bring favourites in entry address bar in Safari

Yosemite has brought a new feature in safari which is bring favourite when we click any filled address bar. But the favourite webpages don't popup when we click an empty address bar. Does anyone ...
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iMessages no longer working after Yosemite upgrade

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to OS X Yosemite, now iMessages is no longer working. I turned it off/on on both my computer and my iPhone, reset my Keychain, and a bunch of other stuff. ...
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Yosemite: replace desktop with Launchpad

Is there any way to replace the desktop with launchpad? I would like to do this thing at this point Kind of gives me the feeling of coming full circle, but ultimately my desktop is just an ...
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OS X Yosemite desktop icon positioning problems

I just updated my MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model to OS X Yosemite, and the icons on my desktop are behaving strangely. When I try to move a file or folder to a specific place to keep my desktop ...
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How do I make sure that the Yosemite icon for the Time Machine Disk on my desktop shows the updated version and not the Mavericks version?

As you can see in the images the icon for the external drive Quetzalcoatl has update to the Yosemite version, however the Time Machine disk hasn't. Is it possible to force the use of the new icon?
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Pinch Zoom while Screen Mirroring

I am trying to pinch zoom while screen mirroring from a MacBook Pro to an iMac. However, it doesn't let me do it on the Safari window that is running on iMac. I can do the pinch zoom if the Safari ...
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bridge CDCmodem and wifi on mac OSX 10.9.3

I am not a professional in IT. I am looking for a way to bridge OSX wifi with CDC modem (datacard). I tried using the internet sharing but then the wifi makes a new SSID network and disconnects from ...
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Compare content of two folders, including subfolders

Over the years I have imported photos from iPhone to Mac and organized them in folder by month. I now want to import all photos I have on the iPhone and compare those with the files that I've ...
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Disable Little Snitch in Guest account

It seems that Little Snitch 3.4.1 is a rehaul of the old version and this solution to disabling it in the guest account posted here Disable Little Snitch in guest account? doesn't work anymore. When ...
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iTunes new song notifications: how to turn off when using miniplayer?

I really like that iTunes (Yosemite, iTunes 12) shows OS notifications when a new song comes up. But when I am using iTunes in miniplayer mode, I don't need these notifications. Is there a way to get ...
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Prevent automatic timing of slides for slides with videos

I am currently using Keynote 6.5. My slides in keynote change every 11.5 seconds. I am playing a video on one of the slides that is 30 seconds and in the middle of the video the slide changes. How do ...
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Finder search doesn't work properly after Yosemite update

Ever since I upgraded to Yosemite, search no longer works properly in Finder. Spotlight works fine but Finder search just gives me a blank window with a spinning ball. I've tried reindexing and I've ...
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No hover feedback in OS X Yosemite

I recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite. Everything works fine but for some odd reason my cursor fails to highlight (provide feedback on anything I hover on any options). As an example (if I'm not ...
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How to record iPhone screen on OS X Yosemite?

OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone screen natively without having to using AirPlay softwares like AirServer or Reflector. How do I screen record my iPhone on OS X Yosemite ?
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Yosemite three-finger lookup not working

I have enabled the three-finger lookup, but it is not working since I upgrade to Yosemite. How to fix it?
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Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite and now my wireless bluetooth keyboard is not connecting anymore. I have a bluetooth Belkin 10 keyboard.
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Dragging an app's icon across in Dock without ended up pinning

I like to keep the running apps in the Dock organized in a logical fashion, so that similar apps are grouped together. I don't pin all of them permanently because that would reduce dock icon size. ...
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update OSX Yosemite & cksum mismatch

After OSX Update -> Yosemite: No option to login and run the system. Via Firewire (T) and Diskutils && Diskwarrior: "Unvalid Disk-Label @ 499239710720: cksum mismatch" Diskwarrior: no option ...
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Capability of fast paced games [closed]

Will developers of any mmorpg games genre able to make a game out of it using the new software?
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Mavericks and Yosemite marks mails in multiple accounts as read

I have 2 accounts configured in my Mac mail. alex@ and orders@ If for example I receive an e-mail with TO: alex@ and CC: orders@ it will go to both e-mail addresses. So far so good, but when I read ...