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 can I turn off responses to Calendar invites?

When I accept or decline a meeting invite, Calendar automatically sends an email to the person that invited me to the meeting. OS X 10.10.2 calendar app How can I turn this off so that no response ...
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Why is is not possible mark text in my Terminal window anymore?

I am an eager Terminal user on Mac OSX Yosemite. From time to time I mark text in the Terminal window to copy(right click or cmd+c) onto the clipboard. For some reason it suddenly stopped working! I ...
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How to create automatic launchd job that sets the Ruby version to use

I'd like to run a ruby script automatically once or twice a day on my MacBook running OS X Yosemite. Problem is that I currently have three versions of Ruby on my system including 1.8.7 and 2.2.1, ...
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Route only required packets via VPN in OS X

I just bought a NAS which is connected to my router (AVM FRITZ!Box 7362). In my local network everything works fine, but I want to access the NAS also from other places like work via internet. As my ...
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New “EFI boot” drive appearing after reverting OS X drive to HFS+

Months ago I performed a clean install of Yosemite, and as you can read elsewhere, drive was formatted as Core Storage. Later on I partitioned and put on Windows 8.1 through Bootcamp. Worked well for ...
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Photoshop CC not responding when opening a 2MB PDF file

There's a Mac on my job that recently got installed Adobe CC. I, myself, haven't used CC before, always CS6 so I don't know about the common errors, bugs, crashes or fixes. Moreover, I'm not a ...
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Web Sharing is gone; How can I access my nginx web server from iphone on same wifi

Web Sharing is gone; How can I access my nginx web server from iphone in same wifi. It looks like you can setup Apache web server, but I need my nginx web server? Regards
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iCloud preferences crashes System Preferences in OS 10.10.1

I skipped the set up of iCloud when upgrading to OS 10.10.1 Now I get an error message saying there is a problem with iCloud preferences and when I clicked on iCloud in System Preferences, I get a ...
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Yosemite: prevent 'Bring All to Front' behaviour on Command-Tab

On Yosemite, using Command+Tab will bring all the windows of the selected application on top of everything else, similarly to using 'Window->Bring All to Front' when inside the application. Note that ...
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always Allow control clicking on yosemite?

I've recently started playing Minecraft that uses control and click as the main game controls. On Macintosh, I can't seem to use them both at the same time, it takes me to mission control. Is there a ...
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Is firefox hiding from the energy monitor?

Since Firefox 38, it is no longer showing in the activity monitor in the energy tab, are other people experiencing this? How can a process hide from the energy monitor in the first place? I think ...
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How to switch between multiple fullscreen windows of same application in OS X?

When I'm running several instances of the same app (might be Chrome separate windows, or several IntelliJ projects) in fullscreen mode, I can't navigate to concrete app using ⌘-Tab, it will just show ...
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Screen saver clock text not vertically centered in its translucent border box?

I have the clock set to be visible when in screen saver mode. (System Prefs > Desktop and Screen Saver > Show with clock) Does anyone know why the time text is not vertically centered within its ...
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Where is the file .vimrc in Yosemite? (Download Macvim through Homebrew)

I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and I recently downloaded macvim using homebrew. I find a vimrc file under the directory: /usr/share/vim However, after putting some modification like setting the ...
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How do I stop NSURLSessionD from starting every time I restart my Mac?

I have to use the following script to terminate it every time I restart my Macbook: #!/bin/sh launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nsurlstoraged.plist launchctl unload ...
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Change keywords meanings of the terminal

I am running Maxima from the terminal, and there are some things that annoy me a little bit. For example, if I want to move left or right, instead of doing that, the terminal prints some weird ...
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How can I get v6.3 Command Line Developer tools to install?

The App store is repeatedly wanting to update the same version of Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10) version 6.3. Is there a way to triage or diagnose this systematically? If not, does anyone know a ...
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WiFi problems after wake up (MBP2011 OS X 10.10.3)

Suddenly yesterday my mac started to have WiFi-problems. I have had this mac since 2011 and it has always worked and I have only been using it on WiFi. But today when I woke it up it didn't enable ...
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How can I add an Automator application to the Dock?

I followed the directions in How to put a custom launcher in the Dock (Mavericks) but my case has a different twist. I have an Automator application which runs a shell script that (1) changes the ...
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Run 'real VNC Viewer' in full screen mode

Full Screen Mode After updating to Yosemite you can now run applications in 'Full Screen Mode' (Application runs in full screen without the OS X toolbar at the top) if it's supported. Problem I am ...
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Installation of Yosemite is interrupted by a white screen at ⅓ of progress bar

The loading of the installation from a Yosemite USB installer drive is interrupted by a blank screen about ⅓ into the progress bar. The same USB drive works on another (older) MacBook Pro. The ...
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Lost partition on WD 1.5 TB external drive

My 1.5 TB WD drive failed out of nowhere and now it shows up saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" This is how it shows up on Disk Utility This is what sudo gpt show ...
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Can launchd be made to set a different owner on files it creates while executing a .plist job?

I have a launchctl .plist file in /Library/LaunchDaemons as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 crashing often

I've only been using my MBPr for a few weeks and it's been crashing often. It'll freeze and then either restart on its own, or what's often the case, need a hard reset. It started doing this on the ...
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Terminal command to arrange all files/folders by name on hard drive

Looking to tidy up my iMac. Like everyone, I have lots of files/folders on my iMac. When they get dragged and dropped, or moved around, they retain their position, and the only way to fix this is to ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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Sort load of login items

I have about 20 login items in my profile, and I often can use Alfred from the very beginning stage of the system start, but sometimes not. Will be great if I can say the system to load Alfred first ...
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What does photolibraryd do whenever I log in to my Mac?

Whenever I log into my MacBook Pro the CPU cranks up to 100%+ for a few seconds, my board gets hot, and the fans start going. I open up Activity Monitor to find that the culprit is 'photolibraryd'. ...
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How can I add a UTC world clock to my OSX dashboard?

In the OSX dashboard, the world clock doesn't have a UTC option. Choosing London only works half of the year (the other half London is on Daylight Savings Time and is UTC+1). I could choose ...
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Xcode.app gets scanned by socketfilterfw (OS X Firewall) at every launch

Situation: When I launch Xcode, socketfilterfw, OS X's application based firewall, starts using a lot of CPU. After some research I narrowed it down to this: socketfilterfw reads all the files in ...
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How can I stop NTFS-3g from mounting a particular volume?

I have NTFS-3g installed and working. I don't want it to mount my Boot Camp partition; I do want it to mount any other NTFS drives I have. How do I do this? (The mounted volume list in NTFS-3g's ...
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Unknown disk found using diskutil, cannot delete

Using the command line, I wanted to see all available drives on my machine. So, I type diskutil list and besides Recovery HD and Macintosh HD, I notice this: /dev/disk3 #: ...
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Why can't I mount a Samsung SSD 850 EVO?

I just bought a Samsung ATA III SSD drive, the Samsung 850 EVO. I installed it in an external enclosure that I know works with an ATA II drive, but I don't see the new drive in Disk Utility. ...
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Partition my HD with Disk Utility, cannot resize the partition WITHOUT installing Windows. WTF?

I am installing Ubuntu on my Mac to exist as in parallel with OS X Yosemite, version 1010.3. The screenshot looks similar to previous questions, e.g. How can I resize a partition with Disk Utility? ...
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Has it been ever possible to implant a monitoring device or software in a Macbook that cannot be detected by antivirus?

I have a several-year old pre-unibody Macbook and am wondering if my family member could have ever put some kinda tracking or monitoring device or software in it either directly or by remote access? I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to scroll window up and down?

In Windows, there's a really useful keyboard shortcut for scrolling the current text editor window up or down by one line without moving the cursor. This appears to be implemented in the operating ...
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Confusion in understanding data fork, resource fork and the MachO file format when viewed all together

Note: I am a newbie to the OS X world. So please take it easy if I ask something noobish. According to what I have read/understood: MachO's file layout consists of a header, load commands and data ...
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Failed to update brew

I'm trying to update brew but I get this error message: The directory /Library/Formula doesn't even exist. What should I do?
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Low speed rate when transferring data to usb device

When I try to copy data to my USB device I see a very low speed rate. For example, transferring a movie of 750Mb takes 10 minutes. I have tried with some other external USB hard drives but I am also ...
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New Apple Photos app and iCloud: uploading archived libraries

As my macbook doesn't have enough storage for my family photos and videos, every 1-2 years I'd start a new iPhoto library, and will place the old one on an external USB disk. I have 4-5 iPhoto ...
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Can I use GNU ps on OS X?

We can install GNU coreutils via brew. But there's no ps in the utils. Can we use gnu ps in OS X? I'd like to use GNU ps as it has more options and features.
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Change Mac OS X Sidebar Icons

I have been unsuccessfully trying to change the Mac sidebar icons without the use of 3rd party software. As pointed out here, Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons, it would seem that editing the file ...
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Standard Function Keys on 3rd-party External Keyboard [closed]

I have an Apple look-alike cherry white keyboard. When I hit F12 it sends me to the dashboard instead of turning up the volume. On this keyboard, I have to press Fn to use the volume controls and ...
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How can I identify what my problem is from a Panic Report?

My iMac (late 2009 ) keeps hanging and the screen freezes. Anonymous UUID: B0BCD2D8-C300-6D40-6A72-6C102AF8254A Mon May 18 22:28:44 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 1 caller ...
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Early 2013 MacBook Pro UE Boom Bluetooth Issues

I've tried lots of different solutions to get these two working nicely together. So far I've tried: Re-Pairing the devices Removing and recreating all the Bluetooth plist files Executing (defaults ...
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MacBook Pro keeps returning to login screen

I can login to safe boot without issue. I created a new admin account through safe boot, but upon first full login into this new account, the same behaviour as in the title showed up instantly. I ...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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MP4 recording on SD card has no audio

I have a new Corvette with PDR (Performance Data Recorder) which is basically a built-in GoPro. The car records a video with sound in 720p from a camera mounted at top of windshield to SD card ...
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Can I customize the OSX screen saver to show the Day of the Week?

I would like to have a screen saver display (hopefully) a large text of today's day ... the message option on the screen saver seems to only allow fixed text with no meta tag support.
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Wireless Keyboard Volume Down acting different

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, on my mac wireless keyboard, has been a couple of days that every time I click on the Volume Down (F10) key, instead of rising down the volume it will move the ...