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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Where is Java installed in OSX Mavericks?

I am setting up Maven on my Mac but it is not working because the JAVA_HOME variable is not defined. I had expected the java installer to create this but alas not. Where is java installed so I can ...
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Adware removal?

I wanted to watch a show on couchtuner.eu (a friend recommended, I hadn't used the website before). I carelessly followed some Java link to update, and…now I have ads everywhere, pop-ups, etc. Ads ...
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OSX Mavericks - How to respond to DHCP Option-26 - currently ignored

I have edited the appropriate file to get DHCP option-26 requested, and sent back from the DHCP server. I have confirmed this with tcpdump on udp port 67. Problem is that OSX is not using the ...
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All input methods except for US English gone upon login

Once in a while(a week or two, or perhaps several days, it's not fixed), whenever I boot my Mac and log in to OS X (seemingly normally), I'll find all my input methods gone except for US English(Even ...
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Can you higlight a region (*not* text) in Preview?

I often have to work with large scanned pdf documents (law reports, not that it matters). It's quite handy to be able to highlight key passages, but for the most part these documents have not been ...
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read creation date from file name and change - batch

I have files that are named like "clip-2014-01-31 18;50;15.mp4", i.e. "clip-YYYY-MM-DD hh;mm;ss.mp4". How can I set the creation date and time according to how it is specified in the file name for ...
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Symlink to app causes NSInternalInconsistencyException

I want to be able to run a graphical program from the command line, so I add a symlink to the program (/Applications/Stata/Stata.app/Contents/MacOS/Stata) from /usr/local/kkjj/bin/xstata. When I run ...
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Switching “TrackpadMomentumScroll” on and of using a script

I'd like to switch the accessibility preference "Scroll with inertia" on and off for a Magic trackpad. The preference can be found in the accessibility preferences/Mouse and Trackpad/Trackpad ...
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How can I make Time Machine do a full backup?

Recently, my Time Machine disk exhibited some filesystem errors. Disk Utility was able to correct them, but I don't trust the existing backup content much, and by extension, don't trust incremental ...
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Bootcamp stuck in Windows

I have a Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 that I rarely use. Last night I was in OSX, closed the lid, and when I opened it this morning it was in Windows and I cannot get out. Booting with the ...
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How to close a window without the application quitting?

The OS X menu allows exit, minimize and maximize: I know the following shortcuts: Exit: command+Q Minimize: command + M Maximize: ? When I use command+Q to exit the behavior differs from ...
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All my files seem to have disappeared after OS X Maverick update

I recently did an update on my mac Mavericks It asked me to set up an account after it installed and now all of my files, apps and software have disappeared. I've read a similar post on here where the ...
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Start the process WindowServer per Terminal

I have to start the WindowServer Via the Terminal: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Resources/WindowServer I can not use killall -HUP ...
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How to change directory to install product archive?

I made a product archive with property list, but there is no option to put it somewhere else, only to 'Mac HD'. I want to install it to Desktop, for example. How should i Do it? installing with UI, ...
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Menu bar icons smaller than they should be

I've tried replacing the stock menubar icons in both Meteorologist and Butler with icons of the same size as the ones they were to be replacing and in both instances the replacement icons appeared ...
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Terminal won't ask for passphrase and not stored in keychain

I recently rent a VPS and generated a public/private key pair and transferred it to my server (added it there to the authorized_keys file) ... So far on my first login via terminal on OSX I got asked ...
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How to eject my external drive when my Mac refuses because of Spotlight?

I have plugged an external disk to my Mac. Now, I want to eject it. But my Mac stubbornly refuses and says that an application may be using the disk. I have not launched any app neither opened any ...
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Create Code 128 Barcodes within Excel [duplicate]

I'm trying to create Code 128 Barcodes within Microsoft Excel. I have tried all VBA Makros and Fonts I found on Google, but none give's me a scannable result (usually there are weird characters like ...
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Pasting in search field pastes in document instead

I recently tried to find and replace a misspelled word by copying the word, pressing command+shift+H to bring up the Find and Replace dialog, then pasting into the "search" field. But instead of ...
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Mac Backup Software that can run from a CD/DVD

I've been googling around and I've found several backup programs for Mac like Carbon Copy, SuperDuper and ChronoSync. They all seem to offer the option to create bootable backups but that's not what I ...
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Files missing after doing disk repair

I have an NTFS external disk, And I followed a stupid tutorial, it told me to repair my disk then I can delete the 'un-deletable' files in the NTFS external disk. However, When I done the ...
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OSX Mavericks - Enabling Custom DHCP Options

I am using a new MAC running OSX Mavericks with a solaris ISC DHCPD server. I have setup some additional options on the DHCPD server but it is my understanding that most DHCP clients don't request ...
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How to auto switch input method by app

My mac has several input methods (English, Chinese) When I open terminal / iterm2 , I want the input method to switch to English automatically. When I open skype or chat messenger , I want the ...
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Cannot delete photos from Photo Stream; after deleting, they will restore in iPhoto

I'm trying to delete some photos from photo stream, but deleting from my iPhone 5 (iOS 7.1), iPod 5 (iOS 7.1), Macbook (OS X 10.9) and Mac Mini (OS X 10.9), the photos will show up again the next time ...
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Automatically opening multiple Apps / TABs for certain projects

I'm trying to improve my workflow when working on certain projects. Depending on what kind of work I'm doing, I'll want certain apps open with certain configurations. Example: For a web development ...
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Is it possible to remove the “Shared” folder under Users?

Under "Sharing" in System Preferences, I do not have anything shared. However, I have a "Shared" folder under "Users". Is there a way to remove this folder?
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What is XQuartz?

I have been researching about XQuartz a lot but I haven't been able to find much information. I found out that it some kind of window manager provider. I was wondering does it replace the default ...
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Full access to second encrypted partition with OS X on it

I have two encrypted logical partitions on my Mac, one with Mavericks and one with the Yosemite public beta. I would like to have full read and write access to all files on one partition when I am ...
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Create 128 Barcodes within Excel

Is there a way to create Barcodes (128 standard) on a Mac, preferably via an add-in? I need it to create barcodes in Excel sheets (or moreso a friend of mine needs it). I have tried all VBA macros ...
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How to share ethernet between MBP and iPad?

I have an MBP that is connected to the internet through ethernet. I've enabled internet sharing through wi-fi, my plan being to allow my iPad to connect to the internet through wi-fi. I've created a ...
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What HDMI to DVI adapters are high quality?

When I bought my Mac mini Server (Mid 2011) it came with a HDMI to DVI adapter/dongle. Now I want to buy a similar, high quality, dongle for my retina Macbook Pro. I prefer a HDMI dongle because it ...
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Minecraft crashing on Mac OS with Java 8 - any fixes?

When I load or start a new game on Minecraft it crashes. It only happened after I installed Java 8. Minecraft Version: 1.7.10 Operating System: Mac OS X (x86_64) version 10.9.4 Java Version: ...
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Issue installing GCC using homebrew (scipy package dependency)

I am attempting to install the scipy (Scientific Python, including matplotlib) package using homebrew, and I noticed that it fails when it needs to install a dependency (gcc version 4.9.0). I ...
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I can pair my PlayStaion DualShock 3 Controller, but why are the buttons mixed up?

I was able to follow the steps here to connect my DualShock 3 controller to my MacBook running 10.9.4, however now the direction pad, trigger, and shape buttons are all mismatched when I try using ...
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Why does my iMac take so long to go to sleep?

Note: I have seen this question as well as this question, I don't believe that either pertain to this situation. When I press the sleep button on my iMac it consistently takes 30-31 seconds to go ...
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Launch iTunes and iPhoto when external USB drive is connected

Is there a code that I can just copy an paste into Terminal or Automator? If not what is the best Application to download?
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Unknown error message in Terminal

When I open the Terminal I keep getting this message, which I suppose is some error: /Users/sinisasasic/.zshrc:export:48: not valid in this context: ...
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Showing Notifications on all displays

Is it possible to configure notification center to show notifications on all displays? (When displays are not mirroring of course)
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click select IPv6 address in terminal

When clicked on IPv4 address in terminal window, it gets selected as a whole, not a single octet. The same action does not work for IPv6 adress, it does not get selected. I assume there is some ...
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Boot on USB from a previous version of OSX

I own a mid-2013 Macbook Air running Mavericks and wish to boot on a USB stick containing a bootable version of DiskWarrior. The problem is DiskWarrior wasn't updated for quite some time and, though ...
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Piping into printf

In Terminal, I'm trying to replace MY_SUBJECT and BODY_OF_EMAIL from the command below: printf "From: Sender Name <sender@domain.com>\nTo: recipient@domain.com\nSubject: ...
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On OS X are iTunes and the App Store apps one and the same?

I have two MacBook Airs (Running the latest version of OS X 10.9). On one of the MacBooks I decided to get rid of some of the apps that I know I am not going to use. One of the apps that I got rid of ...
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Deep sleep keyboard shortcut

I have been a windows user for a long time now and I have been used to pressing just one key in my keyboard to hibernate the machine every night. I recently bought a mac mini and I press Shift + ...
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Chrome taking up CPU on particular urls

At least a few times a day I get disturbed by high Chrome CPU usage... I have to open Chrome's Task Manager and see which tab is taking up CPU. For example https://www.ethereum.org/ always takes ...
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Problem With the Click Command - AppleScript

I'm trying to do some GUI scripting with AppleScript but every time I try to use the click command, it will work but cause an error. If I use a try statement it works fine, but I shouldn't have to do ...
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Mac Chrome virus that inverts colours?

I dunno if this is a virus or not (if it is it doesn't seem to be doing much), but when I open Chrome, for HTML elements with the input tag, I've been getting messed up colours. It's not a biggie, but ...
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What does error “the Classic Environment is no longer supported” mean?

I created a .app file that is 303KB on disk. When I right click it and press Compress... I end up getting a 8.4MB .zip archive. I tried sending the .app via email to myself and compressing it on ...
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Can seller lock/erase my second-hand Mac with Find My Mac?

I recently purchased a MacBook. It's a model that supports Apple's latest OS (at this time 10.9), meaning that it also supports Find My Mac and such. I'd like to know what I would need to do to ...
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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How to disable Mac OS X's autocorrect but still show spelling suggestions?

I welcome popup spelling suggestions, but I dislike the OS replacing text as I type without any real confirmation from me. I'm aware both behaviors can be enabled/disabled together as one option in ...