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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Using Ctrl-F4 for rotating windows, not working for spaces or when minimizing

My method of choice for rotating windows is to use Ctrl-F4, I prefer this over Cmd-Tab. This has some weird behavior when minimizing or using spaces. For instance lets say I have Chrome and Terminal ...
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Textmate OSX Yosemite ruby 1.8

After upgrading to the OSX Yosemite, Textmate's duplicate line command ctrl+shift D produces an error warning: -K is specified; it is for 1.8 compatibility and may cause odd behavior. Previously, ...
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Discoveryd Alternative to Replace mDNSResponder Argument?

This is a direct follow-on to this question. Before Yosemite, I'd add the "-AlwaysAppendSearchDomains" argument to the mDNSResponder plist file so that all local resolver lookups added the search ...
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the ...
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Mac App Store Won't Open on Macbook Pro

For the past few weeks my Mac App Store hasn't been loading correctly. Occasionally it does, but i'd say this has only been once or twice in the last month. Here's a link of what it looks like: ...
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Aggressize standard stream buffering in latest Command Line Tools (6.1)

I just upgraded my "Command Line Tools" via App Store.app's update process to Version 6.1. It seemed to install just fine, but a lot of commonly used command line tools now have much more aggressive ...
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Replacing Yosemite RED/ORANGE/GREEN window buttons with standard Mac OS X icons?

I've tried Yosemite on my MacBook Air (testing machine). I think it is ugly, bland, and the most un-Apple-ish OS that Apple has ever released. One of the most irritating design aspects is the ...
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How do you set the maxopenfiles limit in Yosemite?

How do you set a soft limit for maxopenfiles in Yosemite? I installed Yosemite last night, and now it's ignoring my settings in my /etc/launchd.conf file: $ cat /etc/launchd.conf limit maxfiles ...
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“Reinstalling” /usr and /local folder

How would I be able to reinstall Yosemite keeping the software I've installed through things like brew or macports but not the "system" files? For example, the system files being /System, /usr, /bin, ...
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Commands not found in Terminal except echo

In my terminal basic commands are not found like: mds-macbook-pro:~ ZILLURRAHMAN$ ls -bash: ls: command not found mds-macbook-pro:~ ZILLURRAHMAN$ env -bash: env: command not found mds-macbook-pro:~ ...
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I'm getting a connection timed out error with SVN after installing OS X Yosemite

Yesterday I updated OS X to Yosemite from Mavericks. Today, any time I try to execute commands in SVN (no matter which client I use, including command-line), I get the following error: svn: E175012: ...
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FunctionFlip doesn't work. Alternative/fix?

I am on OS X 10.9.5 and recently (can't remember if this happened during 10.9.4 or not) FunctionFlip has started to work very inconsistently for me. Basically I use this to enable the F1-F10 keys ...
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Swift is not available for OS X Application?

I just had a clean install of Yosemite Version 10.10 (14A389), and my Xcode is Version 6.0.1 (6A317). When I create a new iOS project, I can choose languages from Swift and Objective-C. However, when ...
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MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

My MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown from the Finder menu after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I have to press the power button. Moreover, it shows the Apple logo and progress bar ...
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How to remove Yosemite final and go back to Mavericks? [duplicate]

I've tried Yosemite on my MacBook Air and I want to downgrade to OS X Mavericks. How do I revert back to 10.9.5?
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Does clean install reset everything, including SMC?

TL;DR: Does a clean install reset everything (like SMC, for example)? If not, what else should I do to be sure the computer is completely reset, like it just came from the factory? My macbook has ...
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Mac Dictation - How to select backspace?

Using OS X 10.9 and 10.10 dictation, I can find/use the various grammatical commands as shown here. Is there a way to select back, erase, cancel? When I try these words, they are typed not ...
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WebServer folder forbidden

I use the folder /Library/WebServer/Documents as my localhost. I was using Mavericks 'till yesterday, than I upgraded to Yosemite. When I'm trying to access http://localhost/mysite it returns me 403 ...
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Toshiba 2TB External Drive Stopped Being Recognised

After a lot of searching on the internet I have been unable to find a solution to my problem. There are many people having similar problems, but no solution seems to work for me. I have a 2013 ...
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Can you add a 3rd-party hybrid disk to a 2012 Mac Mini?

The Apple Fusion drive is done predominantly through clever software, I wondered what happens if instead of trying to do a DIY Fusion with 2 drives, you just replace the standard fixed drive with a ...
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How can you wipe and reinstall OSX on a Mac Mini (which has no optical drive)?

If you are a new disk and wiping them to setup a DIY Fusion disk, how does the Mini carry on working afterwards... haven't you just wiped the OS? Without an optical drive, how can you clean the disks ...
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Import .ACO color palette for Mac (for use with Keynote, Omnigraffle etc)

I want to use my ACO color palettes from Photoshop to be available in Keynote, Omingraffle etc. Is there any tool out there to export ACO files to whatever format that is needed to load that palette ...
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How to reset Launchpad ordering in OS X Yosemite?

Previously I can remove the files end with db in ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/ to reset the ordering of apps, but now doing the same thing doesn’t help. Do anyone know where the new path that ...
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Hidden gems or tricks in OS X Yosemite (10.10) [closed]

In addition to this question I'd like to start a new question specifically for the new OS X Yosemite. As I'm always curious about the announced items, there are many times hidden gems or nice tricks ...
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Force iCloud Drive to sync under Yosemite

There are many questions of forcing iCloud to sync, but they are all one or two years old. I changed the file structure at my Mac, but the iOS App (Pages) doesn't seem to take the new update. When ...
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Automount of SMB Shares under Mavericks always omits the first share

I have a bunch of Shares on my Synology NAS, which are being automounted via SMB. like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21600/mount-a-windows-share-in-os-x-and-have-it-reconnect-at-login/ on my ...
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Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?

I'm using developer preview of Yosemite for a while, now that Yosemite is released I want to have it installed on top of my Yosemite partition. Clicking on "Download" in App Store Yosemite page, I ...
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How to get Spotlight to default to Internet search?

Spotlight default to open web browser and search Internet for [string]. Command Space [string] [Enter] How can I do this? browser choice irrelevant search engine choice irrelevant keystrokes ...
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What features of Yosemite are beneficial to you? [closed]

This question serves to share and collect the enhancements that make a large difference to how you use your Mac. Please post one feature per answer. Please also check to see if your answer has ...
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brew install python without x code in snow leopard

I've been able to get brew to install many packages on Snow Leopard using just the gcc library without installing all of X-Code. I had installed Python as well as PosgreSQL from the gui installer and ...
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My Desktop folder was “wiped”

about 3 days ago, after turning on my mac, I noticed that all the folders and files that were in the Desktop folder were just gone. I considered the (highly unlikely) possibility of accidentally ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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really bad power consumption on mid-2013 MacBook Air

I'm getting a really bad power consumption on my mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" w/ OS X 10.9.4. I think the issue is that I have too many tabs open in Safari and SeaMonkey, and they're all taking a lot of ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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Will Eclipse + Android Developer Tools plugin work on OS X Yosemite?

I would like to update my system to the newest 10.10 Yosemite version, but I use quite intensively Eclipse + ADT to develop apps for Android. Does anyone have any experience with running this software ...
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Terminal flashes on empty backspace with Yosemite

Since using the Yosemite, I've had the annoying problem of my current Terminal window flashing when backspacing on an empty line. I know on previous versions of OS X this flashing was not default, and ...
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Software Update fails

Trying to install OS Yosimite and get this: "Can't connect to the Apple Software Update server." Already trying to delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist - not help. What shall I ...
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How do I do a clean install of Yosemite?

I'd like to start from scratch with Yosemite. I have Mavericks running on my iMac now but I'd like to just wipe the system and start with a clean Yosemite install. How do I do a clean install of ...
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Is it possible to keep the Java version for apps/applets in sync with JDK?

I use Java applications and applets as well as the JDK for Java development on Mavericks, so in the modern OS X environment this means you download both the JRE and JDK from Oracle. However, this ...
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Why all OS X verions are 10? [closed]

I was looking at the versions section of Wikipedia's article for OS X and I realized that all versions are prefixed with 10. Why? What is the logic behind prefixing al versions with a number that ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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Textedit file missing, How to recover?

I have been working on my scenario for a week on textedit, and this morning while I was making correction my file disappeared, while the other textedit files that were open remained on-screen. I ...
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To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer

Sometimes I receive PDF files that open with Preview (Version 7.0 (826.4), Mavericks) with the following message: To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro DisplayPort 1.2 driver

So I searched a bunch, lots of threads on this, but unfortunately either they haven't been resolved, or its not helpful. I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) model w/ the Intel Core i5. It is currently ...
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What are the most convenient keyboard/keyboard layout for programming?

I do a bit of Objective-C, Matlab and Python, and start to get tired of the keyboard I use (AZERTY). It is far from being optimal as one need to press ALT+SHIFT+( to get [ for example. I think of ...
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Why is a hard drive not readable anymore after removing it from the Mac?

I have a mid 2010 27" iMac. Until this evening it had an SSD (primary drive with OS X Mavericks installation on it) and a HDD as second drive. The HDD is a Western Digital I built into the iMac in ...
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Compiling CUPS 2.0 on 10.9: what archflags to use?

I installed CUPS 2.0.0 (cups.org) but evidently I needed to include specific architecture flags. Now several things are broken on my mac (e.g. Word won't boot). Error messages reveal that the problem ...
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Webpage bookmark on desktop

I'd like to have a bookmark for a webpage, shown on my desktop that, when clicked, opens that page. I know there are workarounds (applescript etc.) but is there a direct approach? I'm using Google ...
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How to restore OS X to out of box / factory experience prior to reselling?

I'm ready to resell my Mac, and I'd like to prepare it for the new user, giving them factory-like out of box experience. Even better, I'd like the system to be fully updated, yet come up with no user ...
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Change timezone in Russia 26.10.14 in mac os x 10.9.5

Maybe somebody know. How you know, 26.10.14 in Russia will change the time-zones. My mac os x (10.9.5) will automatically change time to new time-zone ? How can i check this?