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 do you remove Safari 7.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.7.5

How do you remove Safari 7.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.7.5?
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Macbook sees Japanese keyboard instead of native US English

Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina A1398 (US keyboard with horizontal Enter) shows Japanese keyboard (JIS, with vertical Enter) on enabled keyboard viewer. How do I make Mavericks to recognize and to ...
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Repurposing “menu” button on Windows keyboards used in OS X

Windows keyboards map pretty intuitively to OS X, leaving only the "context menu" button a little purposeless. I would like the menu key to behave as another Command key. How does one define what the ...
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Messages will not login; just sits and spins

Whenever I open Messages, enter my credentials, and attempt to login the status indicator spins forever and the application never authenticates me and loads. I had this issue on Mavericks and still ...
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truecrypt 7.1a requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later on Yosemite 10.10

After reading articles about the state of Truecrypt in February 2015, I decided to download the last stable version of Truecrypt that allows full usage of Truecrypt: that is, version 7.1a 7.2 ...
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Hidden Applications

When I click on the Apple Logo->About This Mac->Storage it says that I have 45GB worth of applications . I downloaded and ran OmniDisk Sweeper it says that it found 22GB worth of files in total . ...
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What makes an app unique from POV of options -> assign to desktop?

What is the set of things that differentiate one application from another from the point of view of right-click on dock icon -> Options -> Assign To (All Desktops / This Desktop / None)? I've ...
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Why `echo -n` doesn't work in this script on mac terminal?

I am learning shell from tutorialspoint today:http://www.tutorialspoint.com/unix/unix-shell-loops.htm And I copied this code block to a loop.sh file: #!/bin/sh a=0 while [ "$a" -lt 10 ] # this ...
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Why does Safari OS X no longer open full screen, and why won't the little green circle make my window full screen?

I have been watching Netflix on my computer and made the mistake of quickly cleaning my keyboard (pressing a bunch of random buttons) while a video was playing. Ever since, my full screen option won't ...
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Is there a tool or scripting approach to change the arrangement of displays?

I move my monitors around a bit during the day. Specifically I rotate them or move my laptop to different positions. Each time I have to open up System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and make ...
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Sudo Shutdown Now on Mavericks

I had read that you can "quietly shut down to single user mode" by running, within terminal: sudo shutdown now This sounds far preferable to having to restart the computer and hold CMND+S. However ...
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Photoshop file “could not save…” “…because write access was not granted”

I've been seeing this error a lot lately: Could not save [file] because write access was not granted I've checked all the standard reasons why permission to save a file might be denied: The ...
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Terminal command ncdu

I've seen the terminal command ncdu is available in various flavors of UNIX. Does anyone know if the same terminal command is available in OS X? Thanks for any help. It is greatly appreciated.
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Locate webpage processes (to kill them when reach memory limit)

Lately I'm suffering memory issues on Safari. Every few time the opened webpages start eating memory. See the example image. I'm thinking of creating a script to kill those webpages when reach a ...
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Yosemite 'About this mac' displaying the wrong storage

I am having a strange problem where my 'About this mac' > ' Storage' is showing that I Have 470gb of Apps install on a 250gb SSD. I have used 3rd party disk scanners and they are all showing the ...
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How to remotely push “defaults write” settings to OS X server clients

I have some Mac OSX machines that i'm managing with an OS X server, clients are authenticated using Active Directory (golden triangle) and i'd like to disable version control for Pages/Numbers/Keynote ...
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Is using a key shortcut for restart (Cmd + Ctrl + Power) bad in any way?

I restart my Mac (for various reasons) often, about once a day. Recently I found about the key shortcut to do this: Cmd + Ctrl + Power. I really like this because it's fast and avoids that annoying ...
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How do I change the color in Terminal indicating the use of a dead key?

A dead key (a key that does not generate a complete character by itself but modifies the character generated by the key struck immediately after) is indicated with a yellow background to previous the ...
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OS X Yosemite permanent environement variables

Since I upgraded to OS X Yosemite I do have massive problems with environment variables that I really, really NEED for development of some projects. The Problems is: Every time I install some kind ...
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MacPro OS install kernel panic

Something happened(crashing and graphic issues) to my MacPro(3.1) and so I decided to reinstall the OS with the factory discs. When I try to boot off the discs I get the following error. panic(cpu 0 ...
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Macbook pro mid 2010 GPU panic [duplicate]

I have one of the faulty mid 2010 MacBooks with GPU panic problem. I can not work, while keeping a sane state of mind, my machine restarting 4-5 times per day. Here is a example of log: ...
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Install OSX on Macbook Air which currently only runs Windows 7

I have a mac book air, which was formatted a long time ago, and only has windows running on it. I would like to run Mac OS again instead of windows. Or if that isnt possible, have both OS's. How can ...
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Bash script to import RootCA and set it to Always Trust from Server

I am working on a way to import a RootCA into the login keychain of OS X and set it to always trust, the cert is located on a file share server. I am relatively new to the whole Bash scripting scene ...
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Is it possible to disable Safari extensions when using Private browsing?

I recently switched from Chrome to Safari for a few choice web applications, and I found that I couldn't disable extensions like Lastpass when browsing privately, at least not apparently, like I could ...
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How to re-open a conversation?

So I can close a conversation in Messages on my Mac and it handily disappears. I can't seem to figure out how to re-open that conversation manually (as opposed to getting a new message in that ...
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Does the Preview app have a freehand pen/pencil tool?

The Preview app has markup / annotate tools like rectangle, oval, line, text, speech bubble, thought bubble. Is there a pen or pencil tool that lets you draw lines in a freehand way? (I'm using ...
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“Profiles unable to read in dictionary at file {filepath} or via stdin” when trying to install profile

I am trying to install profiles on a MBP via Deploystudio and it has been quite a puzzle for me for the longest time. I have the profiles (trust and enrollment), and they both seem to work when I ...
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Using Windows and Macs (Cloverleaf vs Control key mapping) Copy & Paste

Heres the problem, I use windows machines about 70% of my time and Macs 30% of the time. My macs are for my personal use but for work I typically have to work in a windows environment or linux one. ...
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Help find what causes MBP reboot in 10.10.2

I have a Mac Book Pro from 2011. I've been updating it to all OSX versions since I bought it and recently I updated to Yosemite. At the time I also changed memory + HDD. I cloned my old drive to the ...
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Combining CharacterViewer with FontBook in Yosemite

I used a OS X 10.5.8 system for several years and now I am using a new laptop with the latest Yosemite. I find some features of the older system are much more powerful than the newest one. For ...
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multiple terminal launchers on the dock?

I have a terminal shortcut on my dock which I use every day. Depending on my monitor setup (extra, 2 extra, etc.) to my Macbook Pro, I like to have a different launching scheme (either 4 windows or 5 ...
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“Open Link Behind Mail” in Mail.app not working

When on my Mac I right click on a link in mail and select "Open Link Behind Mail" nothing happens. I tried opening Console and seeing if there was an error message when I did it again, but I didn't ...
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Bootswatch symbol in Chrome tab

A strange thing happen to my chrome web browser, and I don't know why, I hope you can help me. In my chrome tabs the bootswatch symbol appears in the tab icon even when I'm not in the bootswatch ...
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Safari download bar rar file icon show as VLC icon,which associate to The Unarchiver should shows its icon

Safari download bar rar shows file icon as VLC icon, but .rar is associated with associate to The Unarchiver and should show its icon
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How do I disable a launchd service I no longer have the plist for?

I delete an app that had some service running through launchd. Now launchd complains all the time in the console for not being able to launch the service: 19/02/15 08:50:28,589 ...
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Abnormal behavior of web browser in OS X

I am using OS X 10.9.5 When every I click in any browser, it creates a new tab with some site like "www.detoxmymac.com". It seems that the computer is full of processes running while I run any ...
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When did the colon character : become an allowed character in the filesystem?

Just noticed it works on Maverick.. the colon character : is valid for file and directory names (I accidentally entered it for a filename in Atom). Can't find any reference to it becoming valid ...
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Pictures folder showing 39GB for 0 items! Please help?

new here and hoping some wiz can point me in the right direction.... pictures folder showing 39Gb but there are no files in it trash is empty have tried rebooting searched everywhere on the net, no ...
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Menu bar in emacs (mostly) stops working

I'm not sure how to reproduce it, but sometimes after running fine for a while, the menu bar in emacs stops working except for the Apple and Emacs menus. The others (e.g., File, Edit, Options) all ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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Changing Info.plist values via terminal

I am making my own application and I would like to change some values in my Info.plist file using terminal. I have tried doing defaults write Info.plist CFBundleExecutable -string <Executable> ...
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How much data has been written to my SSD over its lifetime?

Is there a Terminal command which will show me how many GB has been written to my SSD through the whole lifetime of the disk? I'm asking because I want to find out how many cycles have been done. SSD ...
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Alternative ways to switch between applications if cmd+tab doesn't work

What are alternative ways to switch between applications? Cmd+Tab doesn't work for me in some games. For example on steam; "Crusader Kings II", "The Talos Principle". So i have no ability to switch ...
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How do I move my Outlook mac files to Ms outlook 2010?

How can I move all my emails including the mailboxes from Outlook mac to Ms outlook 2010?
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Why did my Mac reboot into the “Set up your new Mac” screen after a power failure?

I accidentally turned off the power strip that my iMac was plugged into while it was still running. When I turned it back on again, it put me at the "Set up your new Mac" screen, asking me to accept ...
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How to Hide All users from fresh boot With FileVault 2

With System preferences>Users & Groups> Login options> display login window as "Name and Password" normally you need to type out the user name and password to sign in. With FileVault2, when ...
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Change Active Directory Password Expiration Prompt in OS X Yosemite

I'm looking for a way to change the default Active Directory password expiration prompt at login from 30 days to our current IT policy of 14 days. Every time a user logs in on a Mac with Active ...
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Launchctl does not load service on boot

I installed mysql via homebrew in osX 10.10. It comes with plist file located in /usr/local/opt/mysql/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist. The contents: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Target Display Mode between two MacBook Pro

I have TDM working with my iMac. I am currently have two MacBook Pro (2012 and 2103) and was wondering if they support this? I have not been able to get it to work. Has anyone else gotten this to ...
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How to import .eml files into Mail?

I'm using readpst to extract emails from a bunch of old outlook .PST files. It does a great job of pulling out all the emails .EML files, with attachments included. But how do I bring these into ...