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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Has file copy dialog disappeared in OS X Yosemite?

I recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and I noticed that the file copy dialog in Finder seems to have disappeared. Instead, I am shown greyed out entries of the files being copied in the destination ...
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Non apple applications failing to launch

I am having trouble running any third party applications that are not created with pure apple native UI. Example, Google Crome, Firefox and Microsoft Word. When I try launch one of the applications ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...
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Mount point for Time Capsule Folder

I have Time Capsule with folder(drive?) Data. I didn't create this folder(drive?), it was already there when I have bought it. I store books, music and films in this folder. If I understand ...
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Finder tags on Time Capsule files

I have a folder with files on my Time Capsule. As I know I can set the tags for files and quickly find all files by tag just clicking on the tag on the sidebar of Finder. All works fine except the ...
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Yosemite has caused many apps to prompt “allow incoming internet connections” - every launch

I've done my research and found some really ancient questions, including this one, Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes, where the firewall on OS X asks to allow incoming internet connections ...
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Why is emptying the trash so much slower than rm?

If there are a lot of files in the trash, sometimes the Finder will display a progress bar saying (for example) "Preparing to delete 62,736 files", then another progress bar for the actual deletion. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching windows not working in Yosemite

While on OS X 10.9 it works nice to switch windows of all apps (not produced by apple) I am using in my work like Google Chrome, SublimeText, iTerm from keyboard using: cmd ⌘ + ` On OS X 10.10 it ...
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Mavericks firewall does not keep my choices

I'm on Mavericks and I run a python script to have a minimalist local server. Anytime I launch the server the firewall popup comes in and asks me "Do you want the application “python2.7” to accept ...
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Move files using shortcut keys in Forklift for Mac

Does anyone know here how to move files using just shortcut keys in Forklift for Mac? I just don't like to click File > Move to, to move files/folders from one tab to another. I think there's a short ...
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Weird folder names in ~/Library/Preferences

These empty folders are in my Library > Preferences. Have I been infected with malware? I am running OS X 10.10, Yosemite, with the latest update on a Mac Mini.
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BitDefender opens randomly

BitDefender's Dock icon pops up randomly and I have to quit again and again. I tried to contact the support but got only some generic response. Does anyone have the same problem and have a workaround? ...
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How do I make OS X require my password immediately after the display is put to sleep?

I have OS X set to require my password immediately after “sleep or screen saver begins” (and I'm assuming this includes display sleep). Since Mavericks, there seems to be a one-second grace period: if ...
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Safari 8.0 web process at 100% CPU every time I start Safari after resuming from sleep

Whenever I start Safari 8.0 (on Yosemite 10.10) after resuming my Mac from sleep, it kicks off a web process which consumes 100% CPU and soon gets the fans on my MBA going: What's strange is that ...
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How to open a shell script in a new Terminal window and run it with administrator privileges

I need to programmatically open a shell script in a Terminal window and run it with administrator privileges. I'm using osascript as it displays a convenient prompt for an admin login/password. I'm ...
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Spotlight always asking if it should reopen already opened xls file

I am a fan of Spotlight and always tend to use it for navigating through my opened apps and docs. However I found out, that when it comes to xls files that are already opened, I get a popup with a ...
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How can I reclaim the partition's space from this shrunk volume?

I've already reverted the CoreStorage volume. And I've resized my "Macintosh HD" volume (by dragging it) and want to increase the size of my "Yosemite" volume. How do I reclaim the space (in grey) ...
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Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app

I'm working with MacOS X 10.6. I'd like to define a keyboard shortcut Ctrl-m, which does the same thing like RETURN does, without deactivating RETURN. How can I do that in MacOS X 10.6. In the ...
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OS X Yosemite Crashes Frequently

So I installed OS X Yosemite almost a week ago, and within this time frame have experienced 2 crashes. Basically, the OS freezes, and then shuts down, and doesn't start up again until I press the ...
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running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite

Regarding stackexchange post how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite The offering here is interesting but all I want to do is set the ip address of one of the ethernet interfaces, en0 ...
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Editing Finder Favorites

I am trying to edit one of the names of a Favorite in the Favorites List in Finder. In most parts of OSX, one can simply position the cursor to the name and and editing box opens up, but not here. Any ...
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How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? (10.8.x)

How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? I am currently on 10.8.x. I want to be able to type where the insertion point (blinking I-bar) doesn't move but the text I type goes in ...
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How to change folder access if it says “You have unknown access”?

I installed OSX Server and activated FTP for Downloads folder. Now folder looks like file in Finder and Downloads info looks badly. Also when i trying to delete Downloads, OSX required password and ...
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Mail client sending duplicate replies

I have my OS X Mail client setup with one GMail and one Outlook account. They both use IMAP. I have an issue that every time I reply to a message I send two identical replies (from the same hotmail ...
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Running a .sh file but after new PATH is not visible in shell

I am running a file ./setWLSEnv.sh which has the following output: http://pastebin.com/sSXRZd1s ...
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How to reinstall Safari 8 without reinstalling OS X Yosemite

Safari keeps on crashing or is unusable for some other reason and I have no possibility of reinstalling it without reinstalling the OS. What do I do?
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Processes writing over 100GB to disk? [duplicate]

My computer just gave me an alert saying that there was no disk space left. I checked About this Mac, and it says that 400GB or so is used up by pictures, which I know is completely incorrect. I have ...
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steps to get a Mac to report CPU and memory load via SNMP?

My group runs a bunch of Mac Pros and xServes of various flavors, and being a fairly recent hire, I am getting up to speed on how to monitor them properly. We use SolarWinds NPM and SAM, and monitor ...
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Changing border colors

Border may not be the correct term for what I'm describing but I would like to change the color layout in OS X. That is, when I open a browser or the terminal, the borders are a light gray color. ...
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Text To Speech - Custom Rate (not on the slider)

In System Preferences, under Dictation & Speech, there is a Speaking Rate setting: Is there a way to change the Speaking Rate to a value that is not on that slider bar? For example, if I want ...
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how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite

There is a directory in System/Library for startup items I presume: StartupItems I need to have a shell script that will configure ethernet interface at start up, with local network address and ...
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Can I make a playlist in iTunes of songs in my music library that aren't on an iPod?

I'm running iTunes 12.0.1 on my Mac, which is running OS X 10.7.5. Is there a way to browse a list of songs that are in my music library that are NOT currently on an attached iPod? I want to look at ...
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Rename/delete files in Mac OS X save window

Is it somehow possible to rename/delete/copy files when saving a file and the Finder window pops up? I know you can do it with Windows, is it possible with Mac OS X?
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Yosemite does not have ftp sharing option in file sharing preferences?

I have just obtained a Macbook Pro with Yosemite installed and am trying to connect to it from another host on the local network via ftp. The connection is refused. So I get into the preferences in ...
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Activity Monitor suddenly showing all cores in Dock icon

After upgrading my MBP from Mavericks to Yosemite, the "CPU History" option of the Activity Monitor only showed one aggregate graph. After reinstalling Yosemite from scratch, I suddenly have 8 tiny ...
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I am using Yosemite - but my Mail is v 8 - how can I upgrade Mail?

I want to use an auto configure for my new email address - but it says it can't do it automatically because my email program isn't a v10+. What is the problem - is there a Mail upgrade??
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How to check is Chrome is running in incognito mode using Applescript?

Is it possible to find out if the Chrome is running in incognito mode? if application "Google Chrome" is running then tell application "Finder" to display dialog "Chrome is running" // ...
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Does iCloud keychain stores FileVault passwords?

My MacBook Air drowned today and it was connected to an external hard drive encrypted with FileVault. I can't remember password for it. Will new Mac sync that password from iCloud or is the encrypted ...
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Using CTRL +V in Mail app on Mac Os X

I'm using Mail client that's built-in into the system (Yosemite). I've decided that I want to use CTRL+V, CTRL+C and similar instead of CMD because I work half of the day with Windows and it's ...
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How do I display in console the domain names used by the OS X 10.10 DNS resolver?

I want to display the list and order of domains used by the resolved on OS X 10.10. I know that they are taken via DHCP and you can overwrite them using network configuration tool but connecting to ...
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Telephone callback reminder

Yesterday my phone (iPhone 6 / iOS 8.1) alerted me to a reminder to call a phone number. I did not set that reminder. It somehow just appeared in the Reminders app. Curious, I called the number. ...
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building gcc 4.9.2 with Java enabled; command top_builddir not found

Building gcc fails if Java is enabled and the command make is run from another make file (an automation script). The process run smoothly if Java is either not enabled or when i goto build directory ...
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How to disable OS X installer on boot?

TL;DR Have a MacBook Pro with (probably) bad GPU. Tried to install Yosemite OS X - after reboot, it hangs up on grey screen. Is there a way to disable Yosemite OS X (or any other) installer on boot ...
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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Yosemite: Quick Look previews are transparent

Since Yosemite i'm having this strange problem with Quick Look (giving previews of files when pressing the space bar): whenever i preview my files they are displayed transparently. Pretty irritating ...
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500gb take up space on my HD, but don't belong to any visible file or folder

I've got a problem: 500gb take up space on my HD, but don't belong to any visible file or folder. This may have something to do with a disk image of 500gb I created and deleted some time ago. Is there ...
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Terminator for Mac OSX

I'm using Ubuntu on a daily basis, and recently (6 months ago) I bought a Mac, so the first thing I did was installing VMWare and Ubuntu on my MBP. Also I'm a developper and I was a huge fan of ...
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Can't partition SDD with odd error

Whenever I try to resize my OSX partition on my SDD from 251GB to 210GB, I get this error: Couldn’t modify partition map because file system verification failed. I've tried Booting into ...
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“The required index.xml is missing” in Pages and “You need a newer version of Pages to open this document”

I have the newest Pages 4.3 and Yosemite 10.10 so the report makes no sense, Pages has been messed up. I tested the conversion between pages file and zip and it recompiled pages to a folder but it did ...
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In Mail, Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F does something unexpected

I would like to assign Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F to flag an email item, but that combination in mail is already assigned somewhere, and I cannot find where that is. It is not in System Preferences > Keyboard > ...