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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Is it possible to tilt pdf in Preview?

as you know we mostly forgot pdf applications other than Preview, yet it may not came handy for every task. I have scanned some documents recently and need to tilt them only a few degrees right or ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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grepping /Library and “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to clean up remnants of an application that was removed: $ sudo grep -R "iNet Network" /Library ... grep: ...
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Is there a way to connect to office VPN using parallels (windows) but surf on host Mac OS X?

My office VPN called Juniper does not gets installed on Mac OS X. I am using Parallels to run guest Windows on my macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. I don't know what I am asking, and if it is even ...
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Little Snitch Global rule not working

I have a little snitch rule effective in all profiles to allow any process to connect to *.apple.com Why do I keep getting request for applications to connect to apple.com? Here are 4 different ...
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Is there a way to color parts of the man pages on the terminal?

I would like to color some parts of the output of the command man, specifically I would like to be able to change the color of the most important things, for example the options or the first ...
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New Pro can not create netboot set in deploystudio

I tried creating new DeployStudio NetBoot Set. For some reason after it starts creating it, I get the error "DeployStudio NetBoot set Creation Failed! An error occurred while trying to create the ...
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troubleshooting Finder (and disk access?) speeds — Dropbox extension problems?

I am on Yosemite 10.10.3, though in the public beta program (which now is in sync with releases). I am also in the Dropbox beta, now on 3.5.58, for what it's worth. File access is curiously slow now. ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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Disable Safari in OS X

How do I disable Safari in OS X? The desired effect is the same as in iOS: in iOS, you can easily disable Safari through the Restrictions settings, and the app just hides but is not uninstalled. You ...
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Graphics distorted while using Spaces in OSX 10.10.3

Since I have upgraded to OSX 10.10.3 I started getting graphics hang up in Spaces. I've never had this problem before the upgrade. I'm on a MacBook Pro (mid-2012). I have four Spaces and I've ...
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MacBook Pro 2005: system preferences/ group & preferences and parental control/ guest user

I have a MacBook Pro 2005 version, I know its outdated and unsupported but I downloaded a torrent that will update it to 10.7.5 so I did that at first I didn't have the guest user but when I enabled ...
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Stickies App Stopped Remembering Note Position

I'm in OSX 10.10.2 and like to use Stickies (as a quick text dump before moving on). I have perhaps 100 notes and everything was fine until recently when the app stopped remembering the position I had ...
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How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly

I work in folders on a shared drive on a mostly-Windows office network. I keep these in the "favourites" bar in Finder for easy access. Most of my working days start like this: I open Finder, and ...
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Mac equivalent of Ctrl + Space to select an item on a list

I want to select non-consecutive items on a list, without using a mouse/trackpad - there should be no clicks involved. In Windows and Linux (at least Ubuntu) an item can be selected using Space/ ...
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OSX partition failed

I stumbled upon errors when I tried to partition my HD for an ubuntu partition. First it kept saying Partition Failed: Filesystem Verification failed That problem did disappear after a while. Probably ...
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Bluetooth Headset won't stay paired after restart

I have a Macbook Pro early 2011 running on Yosemite with all updates installed. I have a bluetooth headset which I pair with my mac, it works all good until I shutdown and re-boot my mac. I will no ...
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generic approach to finding the correct name to run an app from the command line

Whenever I am not in a browser or in my text editor, most of my time on my mac is spent on the terminal. What's a quick, generic way to figure out how to run a gui program from the bash shell? It ...
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Desktop displaying the titles of my minimized windows

I am using a MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.1 Just recently I have started seeing the titles of my minimized windows listed on my desktop. The problem is the text bleeds through to other opened ...
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File creator process(virus) [closed]

Recently I've discovered file ph.exe in one of my Mac folders that I didn't create. Virus total detects it as trojan I'm very surprised since I don't use any pirated software. My goal is to detect ...
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Mouse not working correctly on Mac login screen

For some reason when my mac is at the login screen, moving my external USB mouse will cause the cursor to only move up and down. Once I am logged in, the mouse functions normally. Does anyone know the ...
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iCloud Calendar sync error 400 on OS X 10.10.2

I've been using Calendar with iCloud for a long while without any problems. Now, I have a permanent error displayed in Calendar: The request for account “iCloud” failed. The server responded ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Flickr backup/sync with new OS X Photos app

Searching for a solution how to use the 1 TB free flickr storage to sync my photo library. I use the new Apple OS X Photos app and don't want to sync with iCloud (just 5GB free storage).
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Why is the accountsd process eating so much CPU?

Why are the accountsd and securityd processes using so much CPU on OS X 10.10.3? I am on a Early 2011 Macbook Pro. What are these processes for? Is it safe to kill them? The machine has only been up ...
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Mac cannot get to sleep properly

My Macbook Pro 15" Yosemite (model 3 years ago) has a problem with sleep mode. I even formatted the disk and reinstalled OS X. When I click the Apple icon and choose sleep from the menu, the mouse ...
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How to connect Macbook pro's Retina screen with my Mac mini?

I want to use my Macbook Pro as a screen of my Mac mini(with both OS X and Bootcamp Windows). I've following cables: 1. Thunderbolt to Ethernet 2. Thunderbolt to VGA Any possible solution?
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Can I upload an iOS app from OS X running on a VM to the App Store?

I don't have an Apple device and I need to create a iOS app. I was wondering if I could do it from a VM running OSX. I know that you can do this for testing, but can I upload the final version to the ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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Can iTunes on Yosemite use ExFAT? On Mavericks I think you can

Short version of the question: can iTunes 12.1.0.50 on Yosemite using ExFAT drive as the Library or how to make it work? I have some USB Flash drive and external SSD drive. It seems that I can ...
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MacBook Pro boots to black screen with pointer

For a moment, it displays a prompt like you'd expect at runlevel 3 of a Linux or UNIX workstation. I've rebooted, disconnected everything else, reset the PRAM and SMC, disabled File Vault. I had ...
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How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?

I recently rebooted an OS X machine on which I had an ongoing conversation in Messages via text with a phone number on a non-iOS phone. Now, though I am able to continue sending texts from Messages on ...
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Troubleshooting high load

I've got an old MacBook Pro with a Core2Duo CPU that regularly has a load up in the 3s or 4s. thumper:~ joliver.sa$ sysctl -n hw.ncpu 2 thumper:~ joliver.sa$ uptime 9:24 up 4 days, 16:31, 3 users, ...
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Downloading old Safari point releases (Ex: 8.0.4)

I am attempting to build VMware Fusion images with each recent point release of Safari. I've had success with the versions bundled with OS X updates (10.10.1, 10.10.2) but I am not sure if it's ...
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Enable chrome://flags/#enable-npapi via Puppet manifest

Any ideas how a Puppet manifest for OS X should look like to enable the use of NPAPI plugins in Chrome on managed clients? I would like to enable this settings for a big group of users remotely.
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Do the applications use less memory when they are moved to different displays?

Last few days I am spreading everything to separate screens, and noticed that I have few more GB of RAM free this way. I use everything the same way as before. Do applications use less memory when ...
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Apple Mail generating Mail[378]: No worthy mechs found. What is it?

I know it's Apple mail because the PID of the running Mail is 378 378 ?? 44:44.93 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail -psn_0_28679 In the Syslog file I'm getting is: Mail[378]: No ...
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I can't shrink my OS X Yosemite partition [duplicate]

I recently reformatted my machine and am trying to shrink my OS X partiton to make room for a linux partition, following instructions at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ . I am ...
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Macbook Pro 2014 Retina with Yosemite (Remove all Mac OS x and Install Windows 8.1 Pro or Mac OS X again if possible)

Me and my ex-girlfriend purchased a macbook pro last year, This is the new 13inch MBP with retina display and has no cd drive. I have never used a macbook pro other than to surf the internet. We ...
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How do I enable Personal Hotspot in the OS X WiFi menu?

I have two Macs: my work MacBook Pro (retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and my personal MacBook Air (13-inch, bought July 2013). Both are running OS X 10.10.3. When I click on the WiFi menu on my Pro, I see ...
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How to find out process owner of unidentified windows?

I have an odd error that I have not been able to associate with an application or PID properly. In Windows, there is Process Explorer with the very handy target function that allows you to click it ...
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MySQL no longer starts uninstall/reinstall doesn't seem to work

I had MySQL installed via the MySQL installer and it was working great. I managed to corrupt the database somehow and it wouldn't start up anymore. I didn't have any data I needed so I figured I'd ...
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Plug and Play Scanners for Mac?

I googled and searched cnet, best buy, etc, to see if there is a list of high speed scanners that are native to mac. I need a plug and play scanner for Apple. Anyone know of a list or site I can go ...
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Unable to recover files using The Sleuth Kit's tools on Mac OSX Mavericks

So I'm trying to learn The Sleuth Kit on different operating systems and file systems. I've previously successfully recovered files from NTFS (Win7) using TSK's tools. Now I'm trying the same on HFS+ ...
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Can I get rid of the Mickey Mouse glove?

The cursor changes to a mickey mouse glove when hovering over links. I'm coming from the Linux world and there doesn't seem to be an option in the settings that can change it, it is driving me insane. ...
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Is there a command similar to Linux's command-not-found?

Most Linux operating systems have a package like command-not-found (http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/command-not-found), which provides suggestions when a shell command was not found, e.g. because ...
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How to stop mouse from zooming in when trying to scroll down

In trying to zoom down, the mouse has taken to zooming in his entire screen. As in, magnifying the entire screen, focusing on where the cursor is. This happens when quickly scrolling down a few ...
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OS X: How to get Reminders.app to stop asking for permission to determine your location

Every time I add a location-based reminder to Reminders on iOS, the Reminders.app on OS X asks for permission to obtain my location. Is there any way to get OS X to permanently give permission to ...
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Tags not associated in OS X

I have tags assigned to my user created text file and it wouldn't show on finder. I have assigned, Green icon / tag (renamed to environments) to associate a text file. Tag gets assigned good. Atleast ...
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How to show/hide invisible files and folders from Service menu?

How to show/hide invisible files and folders from Service menu? By default files and folders whose name start with . is invisible. In order to show them, you can use the following command in ...