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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iMac retina 27" with Mac OS X Yosemite. Reduce space between lines in Pages

When using the Pages app, how can I reduce the space between lines of text to LESS than single spacing?
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Locating Location Services

In System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General, Location Services lists a variety of items that you can opt to give permission to accessing your location. I have listed in this pane an ...
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MacBook Air running Yosemite won't shut down when external HDD connected

My MacBook Air won't shut down when an external hard drive is connected. The screen goes black, and the mouse pointer is still there. I think this started happening when I upgrade to Yosemite. Any ...
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Syntax for “focused searches” on Finder

When I trying searching for a file/folder on Finder, I get way too many results. I know that I can narrow down search results by pressing the [+], but is there a way of narrowing the search results by ...
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Mac OS X Applications Windows Stack Order

When you right click an application in the dock, a list including the opened windows for that application is open, like this: http://cl.ly/image/350Q2J0q0e25 The problem is this: I would like to ...
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Moving the treeview to the left side in QuollEyeTree

Is there any way to move the treeview to the left side in QuollEyeTree? By default the treeview is located at the top half: For example in Macintosh Explorer the treeview is on the left side by ...
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How to update files without overwriting

I'm trying to figure out a way to update several text files with new content WITHOUT replacing the original files. Essentially, the files exist on a shared webdav (network drive), and the software ...
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Apple Keynote exclude object from slide transition

How can i exclude part of the slide from animating in transition ? like background, title, i just want to move to next slide with keeping the headline
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How to debug my webcam problems?

I'm quite a new OS X user and come from a linux background - usually to debug my problems I consult the logs as per /var/log/syslog however with Yosemite i'm not sure what i'm looking for. Any way my ...
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Switch between images in a folder

I'd like to tell an older person, how to open images from his USB stick or SD card and continue to the next images in the containing folder very easy. On Windows, he can plug in the memory device, ...
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Weird removable drive

I have a removable 16gig flash drive from lacie. Everytime i put it into a mac computer that hasn't used that drive before, the files that stood on the drive once but are already deleted from it show ...
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File browser with treeview

I am looking for a file browser for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): has a treeview along with the main pane ...
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Performance Tweaks/Tools for MacOS (Macbook Pro)

I am using a Mid2010 Macbook Pro (2.5 GHz i5, 8GB RAM, regular HD (no SSD) and still on MacOS 10.9). I am fully aware of the fact that, as the computer gets older, it may get a little slower due to ...
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Make a specific tag the default window in OS X Finder

I've got a tag in OS X which is labeled "To-do", and I want that Finder shows the files (and folders) that are labelled with this tag when I open a new finder window. So that the view that is shown ...
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How to make sure that a memory card is compatible to my mac?

I want to upgrade my RAM from 4g to 8g. my mac specs are: I need 2 4g memory cards, and this is a specific card I saw in a store that should be working, but no one gives a guarantee it will work ...
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Snow Leopard to Yosemite update button dark grey and disabled

I have checked that my computer is eligible for the new Yosemite update but when I click on the update button, the button goes a dark grey colour so I cannot click it and as a result nothing happens ...
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OSX Yosemite can't resize partitions?

A few weeks ago I installed OS X yosemite.I did it on the standard partition, but I had a dual-boot with ubuntu. I realised that the ubuntu boot was gone so I tried to redo it. But in disk utility, ...
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Preventing uBar from opening folders when clicking on a non-leaf element of the start menu

Is it possible to configure uBar so that clicking on a non-leaf element of the start menu does not open the corresponding folder? E.g. if I click on "Applications" (a non-leaf element), it will open ...
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Enter to open a file or a folder in Macintosh Explorer

Is it possible to configure Macintosh Explorer so that pressing ENTER opens a file or a folder (as we can do in Finder)?
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iMovie does not open anymore - Console: -10699

I used iMovie a lot in the past days (Mac Mini Late 2012 - Mac OS X 10.10) but now if I press the icon in the dock it just does nothing. With spotlight search the same and opening it from the Finder ...
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Can an application be auto-raised only if no other applications are focused?

So this is kind of a follow-up to How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into? because I'm having a different problem but looking for slightly different ...
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MacBook Air sleep with external monitor attached

I would like my MacBook Air running Yosemite to sleep once I close the lid, even if an external monitor is attached. Before Yosemite this could be achieved with sudo nvram boot-args=iog=0x0. This has ...
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Archive not shown in Mail.app on Yosemite

I'm not sure what happened, but I don't see Archive mailbox in Mail.app. Compared to iCloud.com, there is a Archive directory. Wha might be wrong? How can I bring back the Archive box in ...
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Mail.app won't sync Gmail account

I have several Gmail accounts. One in particular started demanding the password before sending emails. I have two factor authentication with the unrecoverable password so I had to delete the account ...
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Is it safe to remove read, write, and execute permissions for 'others' recursively on home directory?

I would like advice on whether it would be safe to block users not in the appropriate group from accessing my home directory. I have some servers running on my Mac (10.9) under a different account, ...
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How can I force an application to be launched to the 2nd monitor?

I'm on OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite. How can I force a newly launched application to open to a specific monitor? How can I force a new window that a current application is opening to open in a specific ...
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Allow cookies from certain websites?

I have some problems with cookies, I don't want cookies everywhere, but only for certain websites. What I have done right now is I allow cookies, then do the thing where a cookie is saved, then block ...
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Save as in original folder

How do you "save as" in the same folder as the original document. When I open any file on my hard drive, and make some changes, but want to keep the original, when I try to "save as" a different name, ...
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Extend Netgear CG3100 Router network with Airport Express A1088

I have a Netgear router (CG3100) which is in my office and the base of our wireless network. A few rooms to the back of the apartment we have an Apple TV but the wireless connection here is flaky and ...
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Extreme slowness after upgrade to Yosemite; is my specific problem happening to others or just for me?

Like many, my Mac (iMac) has become extremely slow when performing certain operations and it's making it nearly impossible to get work done. I've been paying close attention trying to find some ...
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How to use gcc or git without installing xcode?

I am a newbie of Mac user. I can see there are gcc, git, etc in the "/usr/bin" folder. But when I want to use them, it prompts like this: MacBook-Pro:~ nan$ git xcode-select: note: no developer ...
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Transparent proxy authentication with pf

I'm under a corporate, squid proxy. It is problematic to develop under this proxy since I have to setup the proxy details for every thing I use (for example, setting npm, or terminal http_proxy) I ...
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Typing national characters in a slightly different way

Typical way of typing national characters (if you need to use them) on a keyboard looks as follows: This is an example for Polish ą character: Push ALT. Push a. Release a. As a result we 'll see ...
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Avoiding maximized windows to overlap with the uBar's taskbar

Is it possible to avoid maximized windows to overlap with the uBar's taskbar? By default when I maximize a window it will overlap with uBar's taskbar (but not with the Dock). Example:
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Removing the taskbar transparency in uBar

Is there any way to remove the taskbar transparency in uBar? (i.e. set the transparency to 0%, i.e. 100% opaque)
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Multi-column application list on uBar

Is there any way to configure uBar so that the application list spans on several columns (instead of having to scroll as we need to by default)? One column = need to scroll: Several columns = no ...
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swap mapping of left and right shift keys

I have an odd, highly specific problem when using my third-party USB keyboard with my MacBook Pro: option + left-shift + right-arrow (which as Mac programmers will know means "highlight the word to ...
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folder copy in Finder labels it as incomplete, though copying is completed

I am getting this error much too often. I am copying a big number of files from a slow device (external hard drive) to my Mac. When the copy is completed, the last top folder is still marked as ...
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contents-immutable and locking the Dock

I have the following: defaults write com.apple.Dock contents-immutable -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Dock size-immutable -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Dock position-immutable -bool yes I ...
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Weird behaviour, During the night, Mac wakes every hour on it's own and does this - log attached, any idea why?

This pattern repeats once every hour? 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm) 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: RTC: SleepService 2014/12/12 04:20:59, sleep 2014/12/12 03:21:01 ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Admin blocked by OS X Yosemite Firewall

I'm experiencing an issue where the Firewall in OS X Yosemite is repeatedly preventing me from launching ARD Admin. Symptoms: Launch ARD and no window appears. I am forced to force-quit the ...
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OSX Contacts “remove duplicates” log of changes done?

I've seen plenty of tips on how to remove duplicate contacts using OSX's Contacts application. I've done the process and I'd like to know if there is any record/log of what changes the app has done ...
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Where are my options in Safari Share menu

This is a typical share menu: For an unknown reason, mine looks like this: How can I recover all others missing options? This is what I get when I hit on more: After the last update of OS X ...
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Change video Release Date in iTunes

Until now, I could change Release Date on videos without problem. But, from now, If the video hasn't Release Date field, when I tried to edit, it always appears 05/06/05 on that field and I could not ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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How to get my user data back?

A few months ago, I partitioned my hard drive to install OS X Yosemite Beta, everything was fine but now that I'm trying to access to some data on my old partition user account (running on Mavericks), ...
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Is there a terminal command to restart an application?

I am having issues with Adobe Dreamweaver on my Mac running Yosemite. I will be in the middle of saving a file to my server and it just locks up. Nothing will happen after that. I try and force quit ...
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How to swap FN key and Right-Ctrl key with Karabiner

I'm using a CM Storm keyboard and I want to swap FN and CONTROL_R. Here is my private.xml <item> <name>Swap FN and Ctrl in ISO keyboard</name> ...
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How to stop an app from running completely on OS X?

Few days back I installed Team Viewer on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks. It worked fine at the first. Now the app is stuck on the dock saying "Application not responding" and it's ...
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When installing an application is there any way to avoid any drag and drop?

When installing an application from a DMG file one needs to drag the new application into the application folder (or some other folders). Is there any way to avoid this drag and drop (any new ...