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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How to use latex2rtf without root installation

This is a very basic question, as I am a newbie on Unix systems. I have installed latex2rtf following the OS X specific instructions. As I do not have root rights (university computer), I installed ...
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Is there a way to stop OS X opening NAT-PNP/uPNP holes for every open port on *?

With any luck, there's an easy work-around for this: curl ifconfig.me to find your external IP address sudo lsof -i4 -n | grep LISTEN | grep \* to find processes listening for connections from other ...
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Can I use Virtual Smart Cards on OSX? Does it work with Windows 8 in Bootcamp/Parallels?

I want to use Smartcard authentication to simplify and secure access to websites and other SSO targets. Is there a Virtual Smartcard technology for OSX (for Macbook Pro Retina?) or is there a way to ...
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Wipe Data, Not Software

My iMac has slowed waaaaaay down to the point where even just running a browser feels like running a marathon or locks up my machine completely. I'd like to do a fresh install of OSX, but I've lost ...
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Erased hard drive, trying to Reinstall Lion OS X… HOW?

My mac wasn't loading past the boot screen (white, apple logo, spinning gear). So I CMND + R and went to disk utilities and ran Disk Repair. It could not repair. I tried everything. Even a an fsck ...
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Error: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)”

I accidentally pulled an NTFS hard drive out of my Mac OSX Mavericks machine several times and realized that I accidentally created multiple entries of many different names in my /Volumes/ folder. Now ...
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When can they use ESC to close windows?

So, I coincidentally noticed the following behavior: Some windows can be closed by pressing the esc key, like the Preference window in any app or the 'Safari help' window or the 'Fonts' window in ...
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Keep Finder location when switching between list view and icon view

In Finder, if you are at a deep in folders or files while viewing as list mode and then you clicked on icons mode, the Finder shows all folders from the root of volume. That is very annoying. ...
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Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all ...
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On-screen text unexpectedly read to me, despite Voiceover (Mac) being disabled

On Mavericks, I have Voiceover turned off in both Accessibility settings and Users & Groups. In the past week, Voiceover has started occasionally reading small bits of text to me, seemingly ...
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How can I define CLASSPATH variable

For a school assignment I need to add a folder to my classpath. It says that I should do this by adding a line to the file .bashrc. However, this file doesn't appear to exist in my computer. I also ...
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My Mac died and I can't access iPhoto on my external hard drive

My Mac died. When I connect my external hard drive to my laptop I can't access my iPhoto – it says iPhoto won't open because it's a machine backup. Any ideas?
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Does Time Machine need the Spotlight index?

On OS X, does Time Machine need the index maintained by Spotlight? Will disabling Spotlight completely (via mdutil) affect Time Machine?
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Mail.app in OS X — IMAP and Archive Mailbox subfolder creation

I am using Mail.app with an IMAP .com email address: For some reason, at 10.9, Mail changed and now the special "Archive" Mailbox doesn't allow for new subfolders to be added within the "Archive". ...
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How can I stop Mail.app from automatically downloading full messages?

I'm a college student and a student employee at my college's IT office. We recently upgraded to Google Apps for Education for our college email, and we also have a high proportion of Mac users on ...
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OSX slow netwerk setup after sleep when wired (wireless is fast)?

When my mapro6,1 awakes from sleep it takes like 20-30 seconds before the network (and therefor Internet) is working, when i use WiFi its almost instant. Any ideas? Thanks!
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How to open Mono GUI applications on OS X?

I tried Fiddler and Keepass on Mono and both these applications start, their icons jump on the Dock, but no window is displayed.
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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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Increase attachment size limitation with Outlook 365

I'm having issues with sending large amounts of attachments via Outlook 365 (Home Edition) On OSX. I Can find a ton of information and fixes online for this issue in a Windows environment, or an ...
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MySQL server (MariaDB) cannot start

I'm trying to start MySQL server (Maria DB 10.0.12, installed via Homebrew) but it's not working. When I run mysql.server start, it keeps running forever without actually starting the server. ...
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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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OS X dock frequently creates new icon for program already in the dock

The issue is: A program icon is created in the dock for an open program. Later, that program is closed, but the icon remains in the dock. When I open a new instance of that program, a new icon is ...
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Does any data go into SSD from bootable OS USB (besides OS itself)?

I made a bootable OS 10.6 in my external HD with Disc Utility's partition & restore functions (with the "source" (as OS disc) and "destination" method...) And I used that to do a clean OS install ...
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Bluetooth not available anymore

I have a Macbook Pro (late 2011) with the latest OS X (10.9.4) and once in a while the Bluetooth subsystem disappears and the system hangs for a few seconds every ~10 minutes. The icon in the menu bar ...
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how to not show two version app when open file in mac osx?

I copy OSX system with another SSD, and when want open file, you can see following, that means I can open file with the application in deprecated osx, but I want keep osx for restore oneday. how not ...
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Automated Deletion of Messages From OS X Mail

Okay, so I know this is a tricky issue as OS X's Mail seemingly lacks the ability to automatically delete or archive old messages, even though it has the necessary date-based rules to do so. As such, ...
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How to invert screen colors and color hue?

I want to "smart invert" my colors like this app does: http://arcanesanctum.net/negativescreen/ I tried the app called "Nocturne 2.0.0" but its "Invert Hue" option has no effect because of this ...
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-d option for split is illegal on OS X 10.9

I have bash script that works on Ubuntu but for OS X 10.9 i get the error for split command: split -b 1000000 -a 3 -d $F $F && rm $F || { echo "Error: 'split' command not installed" ; exit 1 ...
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UI becomes extremely unresponsive

Hardware: MBP Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013 OS: OS X 10.9.3 For a while the UI has become totally unresponsive. I tried to run Activity from Spotlight, but I am only able to see the Activity app in ...
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“Use the purchases page to try again” error while installing mac on a raw harddrive

I want to install OSX Mavericks on a seagate internal raw hard drive. I downloaded "RecoveryDiskAssistant" and installed it on a USB drive. Before installing I made a partition for new harddisk, and I ...
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How To Change Default Installation location on Macbook?

I have an external drive, and to install a certain app I have to put it on the external drive due to lack of room on my hard drive. The application tells me i can change the default installation path ...
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Remove Eject Icon from Menu bar

How do I get rid of this icon? I'm not even sure what it's for. It's possible that it's for remote CD Drive, but I don't remember how I got it up there in the first place. Details: iMac 27 inch ...
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/opt directory doesn't exist on OS X 10.9

Just received my macbook air and discover that i can't run port command because of /opt directory not exists. Is it normal? (OS X 10.9)
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Microsoft Word freezes when changing font size

With MacBookPro6,2 and OS X 10.8.5, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel Mac 11 freeze when changing font size in dedicated box in top bar. Have to force to quit because Apple Beach ball keep ...
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How to automatically tag file by name or extension

I was wondering if there is a way to automatically tag a file as it reaches your computer, like downloads, copying from an external drive, etc. I would like to simulate gmail filters, like labelling ...
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How do I disable iTunes 11 (Mac) album opening animation?

In iTunes 11 on Mac, there is album opening animation. How do I disable it?
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How can I find out what version/fork of fuse is being used on OS X?

I'm trying to debug an encfs-related issue where my filesystem seems to become randomly unmounted or root-read-only. I've gone through a number of reinstalls, but I'm now confused about what ...
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Warning “disk full” while more than 100 GB space free in disk utility

Why does the system warn me for "startup disk full" while "disk utility" shows there are still more than 100 GB space free? The warning is in the form of a pop-up dialog. Not sure how many ...
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Safari is not responding correctly

When I am using Safari, most of the time I click on a link it is opening with new window and different page as example mackeeper or blah blah kind of advertisement. And moreover the old page from ...
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Is there any app for OS X that remind me sentences cyclically?

Im studying for the GRE and while im at the computer checking other stuff i would like that OS X remind me some notes on the lateral side of the screen every hour or every 3 hours, do anybody know if ...
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Look up in dictionary

Is there a way to bind the chrome style look up in dictionary to a key binding? In case you don't know what function I'm talking about here's a screenshot:
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Bluetooth timeout on Mac Mini

I was wondering if there is any way to keep bluetooth peripherals active for a set amount of time. For example the connection to a keyboard I have just bought is lost after about 10 seconds of ...
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Disk became full, had to force shutdown, now it doesn't boot

Don't know why I didn't get a warning about disk being almost full... It came down to zero free space and I couldn't do anything except force-shutdown it. I booted into Windows, deleted some files ...
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Mail.app causing Macbook fans to spin loudly and turn CPU up to 100%

Over the past few days on My Macbook on Mountain Lion 10.8.5, when I refresh my email in Mail.app, it gets stuck here and then the fans start turning on(along with the CPU running 90-100%). I can ...
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Is there a way to have something similar to Cygwin on Mac?

I'm a web developer using a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3. Before I started developing in a Mac, I used Cygwin on a Windows machine to see what was happening behind the scene on my web application. ...
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Why does Google Chrome Helper spike my CPU?

This has been happening on and off since I switched to a mac at work. Google Chome Helper occasionally runs my cpu into the red and has the fan spinning madly. Sometimes restarting Chrome fixes the ...
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Is there any way to programatically remap the keys in a Macbook running OSX Mavericks?

I want to remap the keys on my keyboard. I want to do it programatically, because I will use some logic to decide what to input. For example, when a user press "A" followed by "S", I will output "λ". ...
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Move full screen app to the LEFT of first desktop in 10.9.4?

I am part of the Apple developer program, and received the 10.9.3 beta before the full release. In that version, I could place a full screen app to the LEFT of the first desktop. My setup was to have ...
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How to move IOUSBFamily.kext file in trash back to to System/Library/Extensions using Terminal in recovery mode

Im toying with my Mac. I restarted the system forgeting to return the file, How can i move it back or restore without having to reinstall the OS.
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Finder not able to view folders and files on EHD after updating to OS X 10.9.4

I can see still see 'Hitachi' in the 'Devices' Sidebar, but I am not able to view folders and files on this Hitachi XL2000 2TB FAT32 Hard Drive (EHD) that is USB connected to the iMac below. Late ...