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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Running an apple script repeatedly and stopping if the application unexpectedly quits

I've been searching for hours for a solution to this but have been unable to find anything. Currently I have the following applescript: repeat set core_is_running to is_running("MyApp") if ...
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Terminal command `screen` will not split windows vertically

Macs come with screen natively installed, but I seem to have a problem with mine. After running screen and creating another window (ctrl+a, c), the split command (ctrl+a, |) won't do anything. ...
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Mapping Key (e.g. F15) to Fn Key with no Fn Key on keyboard

None of the keys in my keyboard (Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard) are natively recognized as the Fn key by OS X (I checked with Mouseposé) I have Karabiner and Keyboard Maestro installed but: ...
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Moving file between disks in Mac OS X?

Is there any way so when I drag and drop a file from one disk(A) to another disk(B) the files are moved instead of copied? I have a mac book pro and a mac pro(old cool one) and when I drag and drop ...
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How do I draw a transparent line to highlight text in a PDF with non-selectable text? [duplicate]

For PDFs without selectable text, I use Preview to underline text by using the line tool. I should be able to use this line tool as a highlighter by making the line thicker and adjusting the opacity, ...
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MS office got Installed without any permission

MS office got installed on my system on my own. I have been using this system for around 2 years now. It has the OSX 10.9.4 and I was using open office softwares. It didnot ask my permission or give ...
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Updating Native Mac OSX Mavericks Apache 2.2 to 2.4 - disabling old version?

I have a small problem when I try to update to the new version of Apache WebSrvr on my Mavericks Mac. I compiled and make installed to a different folder than the native: /usr/local/apache24/. which ...
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How can I do full text search of an encrypted disk image created with Disk Utility?

I have an encrypted disk image with a lot of Word files. I want to be able to type a word or two in the Finder search box and get instant full-text results as I do in most folders. However, this ...
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A way for the Command+TAB app switcher to continuously cycle instead of stop at the end

Is there anyway to have the Command+TAB app switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end when you hold down command and tab like it did pre Mavericks?
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Using global DataObject for clipboard copy function in VBA (Excel for Mac): a bad idea?

I'm using a DataObject object just so I can copy to the clipboard in various VBA functions in Excel for Mac. Currently declared at module level: Dim MyDataObj As New DataObject Then in a function I ...
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Fixing a failed full disk Core Storage encryption

I selected the encrypt disk option from the Finder initially, but after several days without progress (I checked diskutil cs list and it didn't show that it was either encrypted or converting) I ...
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Is it better to sandbox chrome browser or partition /usr/local

Best practice for installing chrome on OSX. Also, with brew most of the apps and utilities from third parties are necessary for development. Since there is an implicit level of trust with these people ...
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How can I add a font to the Font Book Web Collection

I'd like to add Courier New to my Font Book "Web" Collection: I go to the "All Fonts" Collection and search "Courier New": After dragging Courier New into the "Web" Collection nothing happens: ...
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running apache without MacOS Server package

I bought the MacOS Server package since I thought I needed it for something. I than deleted it. Before I had this package I used appache and had a configuration that worked. Due to the installation of ...
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transfer label from afp to smb

Is a possibility known to transfer label from afp to smb (Server files/directorys)? When changing from afp to smb all tags are disabled. Does anyone have a script? I've found on the subject: ...
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Where can I find the installed package path via brew

I installed some packages via brew. But I can not find where is it. I can NOT get access by typing hping on terminal % brew install hping ...
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Notification window at certain time with traffic jams from work to home

Wow, today I saw a great window. This is a notifier from google maps or apple maps that shows me a way to home from work at certain time (when I usually go home) with traffic jam. Does anybody know ...
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How to copy folder items on disk mount automator

i want to automatically copy a specific folder's items when a usb is inserted at any given time. Program logic: Once usb is available simply copy all content of (/Users/x/Documents/myfolder) to usb ...
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Why did OSX 10.9.4 Internet Sharing stop working?

I had Internet Sharing working correctly on my iMac with OS X 10.9.4. I was sharing my connection from ethernet to computers using Wi-Fi. After I rebooted, my iPhone can connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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Apple said we can use iMovie to make App Previews, but I can't export the correct size using iMovie

I'm trying to create an App Preview for an iPhone app. I recorded a screen capture of the app in the native resolution of the phone. Then I imported the video in iMovie and used iMovie to add ...
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Interpreting Weird Swap Issue

So the output of htop on my OSX 10.8.5 machine shows some less than desirable memory stats: And believe me, my computer is accordingly VERY slow, even though all I'm running are a few shell ...
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Can't access internet through network share

I have an MBP with the latest OSX connected to the internet through ethernet. I've created a wi-fi network with the same name as the laptop and set the WPA2 password. I then enabled internet sharing ...
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Prompt for encrypted disk password on startup

I enabled the full disk encryption or at least I think so. The HD shows up as "Encrypted Logical Partition" in Disk Utility. When I boot up the macbook however I can choose between logging in as ...
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How to sync one or two labels only, from Gmail to Mail.app?

As many are facing the problem of IMAP syncing all the mails of Gmail, I want to know how can one sync specific Gmail labels to Mail.app? For example, if I have Friends, Family, Company1, Company2, ...
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How do I forcibly shut down a specific application at a pre-determined time?

I don't know if there's an available app or perhaps a terminal command, but I'd like to forcibly shut down a specific application at a specific time, without the option to cancel. I'd like it so I ...
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Reclaiming Disk Space on my Mac

I've got a MacBook air with a 128 gigabyte SSD, and it reminded me again this morning that I'm almost out of storage space. What caches are safe to delete, and what other places are good to reclaim ...
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Motion detection app for mac or iOS

Does anyone have experience with a good motion detection app for Mac or iOS? I want to use the built in isight camera either on mac / ipad to monitor home while i'm out. Looked around but have only ...
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How can I send/receive files from my iPhone over Bluetooth to my Mac?

Why is it so difficult to Bluetooth these two? They are both Apple products and it seems inconceivable that it won't work. I have tried several solutions posted online and can link but there is no ...
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Asinine message preventing me from installing Xcode on 10.9.4 [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Xcode from within the Mac App Store, I get "Download for free? This item will be added to your Purchases and will be available even if your Family Sharing Status changes". ...
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Can I have both a case-insensitive system volume and a case-sensitive volume within an encrypted CoreStorage volume?

( seems possibly related to Is it possible to have multiple filevault2-activated partitions on one disk? ) I have a MBP with a single internal SSD and I'd like: to have everything on the disk ...
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Programs take a long time to load after startup

After turning on my computer, logging in, and waiting for the desktop to load, I try to start a program. It takes a really long time to load, no matter which program I try. After about a minute of the ...
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Seeing All Icons on the Menu Bar

I currently have the following icons on the status bar. However, I have other applications running, specifically OneDrive, which I believe it is supposed to show an icon.         ...
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Where May I (legally) get a Mac OS X .iso File to Virtualize OS X? [duplicate]

I want to virtualize a Mac (the latest, 10.9) on my Mac (MacBook Air). I prefer to use VirtualBox. After setting up the OS X guest, I need to provide a .iso file from which VirtualBox will install OS ...
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CMD + arrow goes to beginning of line , conflicts with Sublime

I am trying to use cmd+left/right to do "focus to group" in Sublime, but my cursor goes to the beginning/end of line instead. Note that I'm using a PC keyboard.. and I've remapped the modifiers ...
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How long can Photo Booth record video?

Does anyone know how long Photo Booth can record video with iSight camera on Mac? I want to record for a few days non stop, and don't know if that's possible even if there is sufficient space in HD? ...
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Why won't my folders snap to grid after changing view options?

The snap to grid function does not work. I have a brand new Air running Maverick and can not get my folders to snap to grid. I have set this as the default sort option multiple times, have closed and ...
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What the hold-over arrows on icons in Finder do?

What exactly do these hold-over arrows in OS X 10.9 do? When I mistakenly press on the right arrow, it just starts flashing/blinking, and the other arrow — the left one — appears to indicate ...
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How to show which right and app is requesting elevated privilages (like in older versions of OS X)?

In older versions of OS X, when you got the prompt to enter an admin's password, you could see which right was being requested by which app. It seems they've moved that info from the authentication ...
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Apple and PC Clients with Excel File Locking on Synology NAS Network Share

Environment: We're almost exclusively a mac-only environment; we have two people in Finance who are less than excited about making the move to OS X, so I've been asked to spin up a file server to ...
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Folder action acts on files not specified in the workflow

I just started using Automator for the first time. My folder action gets two Finder items: say 'foobar1.pdf' and 'foobar2.pdf' files, and copies them to another folder. It works but there is a ...
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Markdown editor with folders as local libraries

I need beautiful editor that can 'import' more then one local folders as libraries. This would let me search files only from these folders/libraries. But the crucial thing is to have local folders ...
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How to uninstall NTFS-free?

I'm a pc user that started using OS X a while ago. I installed ntfs-free to be able to write in my external NTFS devices and it worked fine, but with the last OS X update it stopped working. In ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks Setup file Retrieve

Is there any possibility of getting the OS X Mavericks installation file after OS X Mavericks is installed? I need to use it on another macbook. Or is there anyway to retrieve it? Thanks in advance. ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app? [closed]

I am running Yosemite public beta right now and there is one feature which really annoys me. I know it must be useful for a lot of people but it's just not for me. What happens is that I open a PDF ...
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Calling an app from the terminal via script

I try to call an application from the console and pass it an argument. This is the script I am using: #!/bin/sh open -a "/Applications/MyApp.app/" $1 Somehow the OS is unhappy with this and ...
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How to run a workflow after login?

I want to make the following workflow run after login. What is the best way to execute this workflow when someone logs in to the Mac Because if the IP range is start in 172.19 represents I'm in my ...
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Messages.app how can I turn on autofill emojis for jabber

When I type, for example ":)", the iMessage changes it to the emoji smiley; which is awesome. However, this behavior doesn't exist in jabber based conversations, like Facebook or GTalk. How can I turn ...
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ln -fFs does not update symlink

I have two directories newdir and otherdir and would like to update a symlink, that initially pointed to otherdir to newdir. When I run: > ln -s otherdir symlink I see a symlink: > ls -al ...
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How to change filepath structure using automator (windows to mac)?

I use a mac at work and people send me windows file paths all day. Does anyone know how to convert the filepath using applescript in an automator so I can right click in an email and then open it? ...