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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Microsoft Word 2011 for OS X, can I do full Justification like WordPerfect 6.x for Windows?

The way MS Word justifies text is to expands the text on each line by adding space between words and letters. The last line can look really ugly if it is pretty short. I.e. huge amounts of space ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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Based on my listed needs, which email client fulfills the most? [closed]

I am looking for an email client, I don't know if Apple's Mail.app is the one that suits my needs best but there are so many options i felt i should defer to the community. I first am going to list my ...
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How do I turn on my Gaming Keyboard for a MacBook pro?

Basically I have a coolmaster Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and I plugged it into my Macbook pro and I discovered it never lit up. I walked up to my brothers HP computer and plugged it in and it worked ...
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AntiVirus for Mac running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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Easy way to clean up OS X system files

Is there an easy way (without completely formatting the disc) to clean all the files in the system folders like bin etc and just leave the needed ones? Different pythons installations like anaconda ...
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Can thief use locked MacBook Air?

My MacBook air was stolen from my apartment a few days ago. I got the address on the find my iPhone app, but then it said that the MacBook was locked, requiring a code. I didn't lock my MacBook from ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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cross device iCloud mail sync slow

Im using iCloud mail on my ipad, iphone, macbook. When I sort or delete an email on my iphone e.g. and then take my pad or osx, I first have to sync or wait until the changes are synced to this other ...
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Finder doesn't launch when a specific user logs in

There are three user accounts on a system running Yosemite 10.10.1. When a specific user logs in, Finder does not start. The keyboard shortcut for Force Quit (Command-Option-Escape) works, but ...
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How to delete TEMP stuff from MAC OS x [duplicate]

want to remove TEMP stuff from MAC OS x
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NSURL bookmarkDataWithOptions not working as expected [closed]

I am new to Swift & Mac. In our App, trying to save bookmarks of User selected URL using NSURL bookmarkDataWithOptions with “includingResourceValuesForKeys” which seems to successfully create a ...
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Using Applescript to fool key logger with keystrokes?

So I don't know much about how Mac processes keystrokes, but if I wrote a simple AppleScript that opened a TextEdit document and started typing a huge block of text, would this effectively mask my ...
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Trash folder is not emptying because of the P ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́A ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́I ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́N ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́.jpg file

When I cd ~/.Trash in the terminal, it shows that there is a folder Downloads, and inside the Downloads folder, another folder Reactions, and inside Reactions, there is a file called Shutting down ...
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Reduce Transparency Keeps Turning Itself Off

In the accessibility settings on Yosemite I have enabled the "Reduce Transparency" setting multiple times. The reason I am turning it off is to try to fix the issues causes with the menu redrawing ...
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Creating a Windows 8 bootable usb on Mac 10.6.8 without BootCamp?

I'm running 10.6.8 and when I try to use BootCamp, it tells me I need "at least 10GB of free space", which is interesting since I have 21GB of free space. However, trying to fix this issue has seemed ...
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Removing a contact from a folder in Yosemite Contacts software

I created a folder in the Yosemite Contacts program and added some people to it. I'd like to remove a contact from the folder but keep the contact in my overall contacts database. How do I do this? ...
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Batch repack of mkv files

Can anyone tell me how to batch repack a bunch of mkv files to mp4 keeping the same file names using the Mac command line.
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Multiple Monitors - Finder opens to wrong one

I have my MBP connected to an external Monitor. Displays are being extended. When opening Finder, it defaults to open to the external monitor and not the laptop screen. Can I change this behavior ...
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Dictionary + Thesaurus items duplicated

How can I remove the duplicated menu items? They show duplicated in the Dashboard Dictionary widget as well, so I guess they get manifested from some general setting. I am new to Mac, thank you.
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Is it possible to trigger iTunes T&C prompt? [closed]

I accidentally accepted iTunes Terms and Condition, thinking I was about to launch the App Store. I am on Yosemite with the latest iTunes (v 12.0.1). On my previous Macbook, I beleive I use to get ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Flashing icons (crashing gui) in OSX Yosemite

Since yesterday the icons on the top-right of my macbook (yosemite) are constantly flashing. Looking at system.log it seems like the gui is crashing and restarting every second. Here is a copy of the ...
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How to deal with whitespaces in OS X along filepaths when certain UNIX programs dislike it

I am trying to include a command in a TeX file to a bibliography file that I am storing centrally. However, when including the filepath, like /Foldername with whitespace/ANOTHER folder name with ...
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gifs in slideshow or screensaver

Is there any way to show gif (animated) images in a slideshow or a screensaver? The screensaver app does not animate the gifs and the only way to view gifs is through Quick Look.
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What does a hard link do?

This has been mentioned in this question here: What's the difference between alias and link? But I am not even sure what I am looking for. I wish to create a hard link of the type where if a ...
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Extracting WhereFroms Data to a File

I see a number of posts on how to delete the WhereFrom extended attributes data, but I would like to do the opposite and extract the information into a file. I download Creative Commons photos from ...
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Wi-Fi always requires manual choice to select desired network

We have Wi-Fi at home but each time I turn on my Mac it goes to an unlocked Wi-Fi not our own and I have to go into Wi-Fi on the menu bar to select our own home Wi-Fi. I just want to eliminate those ...
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Prevent changing default app for some file extensions

Is there anyway to prevent that whatever app change the default app for some kind of files? As an example, my default app for movies (mp4, mkv, avi, ...) is VLC, and I don't want this to be changed ...
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MacBook Pro does 3 beeps at startup once in a while, AHT finds nothing

My brother's early 2011 MacBook Pro intermittently refuses to boot: instead of doing the normal boot chime and the grey screen, it produces three short beeps every five seconds without the screen ...
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Custom Icons Not Selecting for Copy/Paste & Parental Controls Not Working at All

I just got a Mac Pro (Late 2013), 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, Running 10.10.1 (14B25). All seems well and good but I have 2 issues: I can't select an icon from the cmd-I icon preview and therefore ...
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How do I resize an ex-CoreStorage volume?

I've got a Macbook Pro Retina (with the PCIe drive ‘blade’, instead of a traditional 2.5" laptop drive). I've recently upgraded the internal drive from 500GB to 1TB, and dd'd the old drive over the ...
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How to fix Spotlight size bug

How do I fix the bug in Spotlight where it doesn't display correctly in some resolutions? I'm using a smaller resolution and it's appearing wrong. (Specifically, mine is: Macbook Air 11-inch at 1152 x ...
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Modify plist.info so program uses different icon based on command line arguments

I have an application, Firefox, I launch it with different command line arguments: -P "dev profile" -no-remote -P "ext testing" -no-remote -P "Main" -no-remote I would like to tell the plist.info ...
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pcscd does not exist in /usr/sbin

I'm trying to install a USB certificate token on OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 (14B25) and the guides tell me to check that a certain daemon named pcscd is running and to start from /usr/sbin/pcscd if not. ...
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Remove an erroneous email address from iCal invitee list

I would like to remove an erroneous email address from an event's auto-completion list (via Add Invitee) in iCal. OX S' Mail application provides a Remove from Previous Recipients List option, ...
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Disable animation for “Swipe between full-screen apps”?

Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9.5) offers a mouse and trackpad gesture, Swipe between full-screen apps. Works well as full-screen apps are treated like a Mission Control desktop. Magic Trackpad – Three ...
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An app that can scan archive files and delete them

I'm looking for an app that have this features: Scan all archive files inside a directory (say, Downloads folder) Determine whether if I have already extracted the archive files or not (inside the ...
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AppleScript from Terminal unrar command

I would like to know if it's possible to make an AppleScript of the following terminal command(s). cd unrar e -r -o- *.rar && find ./ -name “*.r*” -delete Also, I would like to know if it's ...
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“Failed to install SGD client” when accessing the secure global desktop from OS X

I am having an issue since I have upgraded to OS X Yosemite. I used to previously remotely access my work's Windows system from my Mac (OS X Mavericks). I had installed XQuartz and Java and was using ...
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Get current path of Automator app

I am trying to create an Automator application which I will be distributing to other users on the network. The automator app will be accompanied by a ZIP file and a PKG installer file. I need to run ...
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Install and open KeePass on Mac OS X

How to install and open KeePass on Mac OS X form the User Interface and not just open a terminal and type commands?
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Programs running in background mac

I suspect my Macbook Pro has been hacked by sophisticated hackers who may have even customized some special malware for my computer. Is there anyway to tell from looking at the MacBook Pro Activity ...
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Can't install WordGrinder on Yosemite

Recently, I have been trying to install WordGrinder on Yosemite. First I tried getting the latest tar packages from the developers' website and using them, but I ran into some library linking errors ...
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How to fix Time Capsule causing slowdown on file dialogs?

I've got a fairly recent model Time Capsule running backup for my Macbook Pro (Late 2013). Ever since upgrading to Yosemite I've noticed an occasional slow down when bringing up a file open or save ...
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Anyway to restore AFP as the default in 10.10?

In OS X 10.10, Apple moved from AFP to SMB3 as the default method of connecting to servers (Command + K). Anyone know a way to restore this back to AFP?
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what TODO/task app or service that sync macbook, android and google tasks?

I am in search of a service that syncs gives syncs task from my android phone, macbook and google tasks. One such service is Wunderlist but the problem with this one is, it syncs only once in 24 hours ...
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How to have character accent menu _and_ key repeat

So it seems you have an either/or choice for the character accent menu or normal press-and-hold for key repeat behaviour. Surely it's possible to have press and hold bring up the Character Picker ...
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Transparent colours and images are shown in red

For a long time I have had an issue with display color—it strangely has more red color in it as I can see. As far as I understand, it is due to how transparency is displayed. The upper menu bar is ...
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How to delete tags from a large number of files

I have created by accident about 70 tags. by copying them into the finder tag window by accident. I am using only 6 of them. How can I delete all the 70 tags except those 6? I tried to do it from ...