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 fix 'half-ejected' state of non-connected drive

I have a backup drive that I have setup to not automount (via editing /etc/fstab) I use Superduper to mount the drive, backup overnight and then unmount on exit This morning I opened my laptop to go ...
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Has anyone else tried the new volume mixer for mac? [closed]

I just found a volume mixer, like the one found on windows, on reddit. Has anyone else tried it? http://volumemixer-app.com/
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Filter Finder Items action runs for forever [closed]

I want to create a simple Automator app to clear all the files in Downloads folder except the app itself. While "Get Specified Items" and "Get Folder Contents" both worked, the "Filter Finder ...
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Mac requires password every time I wake it

I have my Macbook set to require a password one hour after sleep or inactivity, but it still asks for my password even after a moment of sleep. Am I misunderstanding this setting or is there another ...
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Mac Calendar events do not sync with iPhone

If I input an event in Calendar on my phone, it shows up on my computer. If I input on my computer, it does not show up on my phone. It used to work both ways, but recently I noticed that the ...
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How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac

I own old versions of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion in particular. The old versions are listed in the "Purchases" list within App Store app on my Mac. But when I hit the "Download" button a message ...
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Just bought a MacBook Pro 15.4 inch (spec is attached) for £1050 [closed]

I've bought it from a used mac shop in my area, just got it home and Photoshop has already crashed but I think it's fine.. Do the spec etc. make this a good deal (for the £1050) I need it for Adobe ...
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Get full file path on shared network drive when mounted volume includes subfolder

We have a shared samba file server with paths like smb://server/folder1/folder2/file.txt It is common for people to "connect to server" directly to smb://server/folder1/folder2 This mounts a ...
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Saving spliced video with Quicktime… says “Saving… - About 106 hours”?

I had one QT screen recording. I opened that. I split that video at a place I wanted to add something. I then created a second QT screen recording. I then pasted in the second QT recording into the ...
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List all programs without any window and kill them

has anyone an idea for an AppleScript that checks the number of windows of all applications and kills programs with window count 0? Thanks a lot!
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) screen is just white no picture

I swapped out my broken unibody display assembly with another and now the new screen is just white (backlight is working) but nothing else. External monitor is working just great though, so I am ...
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Uptime since boot excluding sleep for osx yosemite?

How can a I get the total uptime since boot (excluding the sleep time)? I can use the uptime command which shows how long since the last boot, but this does not differentiate between active use and ...
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Java and El Capitan

I have installed El Capitan on my Mac, and whenever the mac boots, this screen appears. Note that this window appears many times while using the mac. Also, I have installed the latest java ...
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How to get back the standard application in Notification Center in Mac OS X?

I have configured No application in the center of notifications. no weather, no stock, no calendar, no calculator. How to return back to the standard application?
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Can Photos app on OSX sync faces?

I'm running the Photos app on several Macs and have iCloud Photo Library enabled. One of the Macs downloads the originals as well, the others use the Optimize Mac Storage feature. But I can't seem to ...
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How to not import duplicates from shared Photos album

When I import photos from a shared library, either from my own Family album or one shared with other iOS users, they are imported as expected. I cannot reimport them again. However, if you share a ...
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How to sort apps in Launchpad view?

I'm looking for a quick/easy way to organize my apps in Launchpad view. I know of the drag & drop method, but I would like to be able to sort by date, name, etc. Is there a way to do that?
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Volume control and mic stops working on MBP

I have a 2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz if it matters). When I plug in a pair of Apple Earpods, the volume control and mic on the headphones work for a little while and then eventually quit working. ...
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Is it possible to find out if a Mac was simply powered on (power button) but not logged into any account yet?

Sorry if this is a basic question: Is it possible to find out when a Mac was simply “powered on” (like just pressing the power button) and brought up to the login screen that shows the User Accounts, ...
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Move focus between buttons in confirm dialogs OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

When I try to export a file with the same name (in InDesign CS6) I get a popup asking if I want to replace the file. How can I move focus between the Cancel and Replace buttons using only the ...
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iTerm2 preferences keep resetting after reboot

My changes to the preferences in iTerm2 are always reset after a reboot. They will survive a logout, but after a reboot everything is back to the previous state. I checked ...
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OS X Yosemite on MBP early 2011 hangs after login, even in safe mode. Other account works OK

I can't login into my main account, I pass through the login screen after filling password, the desktop background shows, but then I am stuck with sometimes only desktop, or even showing dock and top ...
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How do i know if install isn't malicious

I just got my first osx device (a late 2012 mac mini), the last owner said he did a fresh install of yosemite. Is there a way to check that he didn't install any mallware/spyware?
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How can you reduce the CPU usage of iNetGrapher?

I purchased, installed, and tested iNetGrapher with much interest, for visualizing SNMP network traffic data from a multi-interface router. I use the settings: Delineate by Gigabyte. Use 32bit ...
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Permanently saving changes to $PATH [duplicate]

I have ruby and homebrew running for a while and I'm starting to play with Bash. I have encountered a problem with my PATH variable as echo'd: ...
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Weird arrow icon next to Apple logo

I am seeing this weird arrow icon next to Apple icon in OSX Mavericks. No idea what it is. The z-index is higher than the mouse pointer. (If I hover mouse pointer there, it goes behind the arrow). I ...
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Launch an older version of an application by default?

There are two sets of applications where I'm running into this issue: iWork, where I only have the new stuff installed because Software Update harasses you to install the new stuff if it detects you ...
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Can't find MIT/GNU Scheme in Applications after install

I installed program called "MIT/GNU Scheme" to /Applications. I can run it via Spotlight, but it says it's from unidentified developer. So I should find it in the folder and right click open, but it's ...
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command + delete in terminal

Often, when I'm typing in a super long command(usually ruby on rails console code), I decide that I need to do something else first and therefore, have to delete the command which I just typed(but not ...
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How to Properly Install MySQL Server onto OS X 10.10 Running OS X Server

I have seen numerous suggestions about using MAMP to install MySQL on OS X, but since I have the Server app and already have Apache and PHP, which I do not wish to mess up, I wonder how to properly ...
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Automatic shutdown hindered by sleep mode

I have an iMac (late 2009 model) running Yosemite. Recently, I have set up automatic shutdown in the Energy Saver settings under System Preferences. However, if my computer goes into sleep mode before ...
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OS X Yosemite script to change Ethernet DNS, WINS & Search Domains

We are changing all our machines' DNS, WINS and Search Domains for the Ethernet side. We already have a script written for Windows, when we upload it via server or USB, we double click it, and it runs ...
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How to swipe up into Mission Control and then swipe back down again without lifting fingers?

Okay, weird and sort of unnecessary question, but I'd love some help if you're able. In Mountain Lion, you could swipe up with three fingers into Mission Control and then swipe back down to exit ...
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How to generate a (valid) PDF with “a2ps foo.txt”?

I installed a2ps on Mac OS X 10.10.4 via brew. My ~/.a2psrc contains Options: --medium=Letter -P pdf. But when I do a2ps foo.txt no PDF file is generated (this used to work on Ubuntu/Debian Linux). ...
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Learning iOS development on VM machine running Mac OS X

I'm wondering if it's fine to start learning iOS development on VM machine running OS X until I get a Mac computer, will I face any real differences when I start developing on Mac computer?
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How can I set the region in Terminal

I want to change the Region via Terminal. How can I do this ? Ideally it would use a command (/usr/bin or sbin) or modify a plist (plistbuddy). I'd love to avoid using osascript (AppleScript)
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Mac OS X Yosemite using too much RAM… Why? [duplicate]

I think its a problem probably because of this CleanMyMac 3 app that says i have got only 100mb from my 8gb and when I click on "Free Up" I get more than 3gb free RAM only to fill it again after a ...
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Configure custom stack to run command when selecting a folder in the stack

Let's say I have the following folder structure: --projects ----project1 ----project2 ----project3 ----project4 I add the projects folder as the root folder in a stack on the OSX dock. For this ...
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My macbook pro troubleshoot reset with grey screen

My macbook pro is MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), 8G ram, and run OS 10.10.4. I have upgraded storage from 500GB HDD to Crucial M550 SSD. I removed dvd drive and use optical bay to keep 500GB HDD as ...
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Interpreting Mac logs: was this computer accessed or just booted up normally?

UPDATE: what it looks like based on your responses is that this log shows a NORMAL boot without any need to login into an account with a password. But my computer 100% had an ADMIN ACCOUNT and ...
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Permanently allow apps downloaded from “anywhere”

I want to trust unidentified developers' applications. I've gone to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and tried to enable "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere", but OS X claims it will ...
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Recreate the Windows 'Menu Key' function [duplicate]

First time OS X user here with a shiny new MBP and a burning question. Former Windows users may know the Menu Key found on all standard keyboards somewhere to the right of the spacebar. Its function ...
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Why is this folder 4.2mb? It only has a handful of relatively small text files in it!

I have a WordPress plugin which was originally 26kb zipped (79kb uncompressed). I installed it, then made some live changes, then downloaded it and found that the plugin folder is showing 4.2MB in ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Automatically mount AFP for Time Machine (without saving a password in plaintext)

I have a Linux box running Netatalk that I use to store Time Machine backups. My machine running OS X sees this as an AFP service and Time Machine is happy with this arrangement. The only issue is ...
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Yosemite Server: How to disable simultaneous logins

Up until Lion you could disable simultaneous logins on workstations by using the following setting in Workgroup Manager: Unfortunately now Workgroup Manager doesn't work with OS X 10.10 (it did ...
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Is there a browser or browser extension that provides a detailed offline cache?

We have pretty horrible internet in our house every now and then. I was wondering if anyone knew of a browser or browser extension that provides extremely detailed caching for off-line use when the ...
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Macbook Air Mid-2012 not booting

A day ago I got a message on my Mac that It's running out of space, so I ran a program named Omni disk sweeper to show me some files I can delete. I vaguely remember it showing me some temporary files ...
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Preview does not work on iPhone 5

I have a problem with preview with my iphone 5. My mac is 2012 and running Yosemite. When I go to the "import from iPhone" I get the usual window, but when I drag and drop some photos / videos, it ...