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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Launch an older version of an application by default?

There are two sets of applications where I'm running into this issue: iWork, where I only have the new stuff installed because Software Update harasses you to install the new stuff if it detects you ...
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Can't find MIT/GNU Scheme in Applications after install

I installed program called "MIT/GNU Scheme" to /Applications. I can run it via Spotlight, but it says it's from unidentified developer. So I should find it in the folder and right click open, but it's ...
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command + delete in terminal

Often, when I'm typing in a super long command(usually ruby on rails console code), I decide that I need to do something else first and therefore, have to delete the command which I just typed(but not ...
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How to Properly Install MySQL Server onto OS X 10.10 Running OS X Server

I have seen numerous suggestions about using MAMP to install MySQL on OS X, but since I have the Server app and already have Apache and PHP, which I do not wish to mess up, I wonder how to properly ...
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Automatic shutdown hindered by sleep mode

I have an iMac (late 2009 model) running Yosemite. Recently, I have set up automatic shutdown in the Energy Saver settings under System Preferences. However, if my computer goes into sleep mode before ...
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OS X Yosemite script to change Ethernet DNS, WINS & Search Domains

We are changing all our machines' DNS, WINS and Search Domains for the Ethernet side. We already have a script written for Windows, when we upload it via server or USB, we double click it, and it runs ...
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How to swipe up into Mission Control and then swipe back down again without lifting fingers?

Okay, weird and sort of unnecessary question, but I'd love some help if you're able. In Mountain Lion, you could swipe up with three fingers into Mission Control and then swipe back down to exit ...
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How to generate a (valid) PDF with “a2ps foo.txt”?

I installed a2ps on Mac OS X 10.10.4 via brew. My ~/.a2psrc contains Options: --medium=Letter -P pdf. But when I do a2ps foo.txt no PDF file is generated (this used to work on Ubuntu/Debian Linux). ...
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Learning iOS development on VM machine running Mac OS X

I'm wondering if it's fine to start learning iOS development on VM machine running OS X until I get a Mac computer, will I face any real differences when I start developing on Mac computer?
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How can I set the region in Terminal

I want to change the Region via Terminal. How can I do this ? Ideally it would use a command (/usr/bin or sbin) or modify a plist (plistbuddy). I'd love to avoid using osascript (AppleScript)
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Mac OS X Yosemite using too much RAM… Why? [duplicate]

I think its a problem probably because of this CleanMyMac 3 app that says i have got only 100mb from my 8gb and when I click on "Free Up" I get more than 3gb free RAM only to fill it again after a ...
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Configure custom stack to run command when selecting a folder in the stack

Let's say I have the following folder structure: --projects ----project1 ----project2 ----project3 ----project4 I add the projects folder as the root folder in a stack on the OSX dock. For this ...
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My macbook pro troubleshoot reset with grey screen

My macbook pro is MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), 8G ram, and run OS 10.10.4. I have upgraded storage from 500GB HDD to Crucial M550 SSD. I removed dvd drive and use optical bay to keep 500GB HDD as ...
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Interpreting Mac logs: was this computer accessed or just booted up normally?

UPDATE: what it looks like based on your responses is that this log shows a NORMAL boot without any need to login into an account with a password. But my computer 100% had an ADMIN ACCOUNT and ...
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Permanently allow apps downloaded from “anywhere”

I want to trust unidentified developers' applications. I've gone to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and tried to enable "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere", but OS X claims it will ...
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Recreate the Windows 'Menu Key' function [duplicate]

First time OS X user here with a shiny new MBP and a burning question. Former Windows users may know the Menu Key found on all standard keyboards somewhere to the right of the spacebar. Its function ...
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Why is this folder 4.2mb? It only has a handful of relatively small text files in it!

I have a WordPress plugin which was originally 26kb zipped (79kb uncompressed). I installed it, then made some live changes, then downloaded it and found that the plugin folder is showing 4.2MB in ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Automatically mount AFP for Time Machine (without saving a password in plaintext)

I have a Linux box running Netatalk that I use to store Time Machine backups. My machine running OS X sees this as an AFP service and Time Machine is happy with this arrangement. The only issue is ...
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Yosemite Server: How to disable simultaneous logins

Up until Lion you could disable simultaneous logins on workstations by using the following setting in Workgroup Manager: Unfortunately now Workgroup Manager doesn't work with OS X 10.10 (it did ...
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Is there a browser or browser extension that provides a detailed offline cache?

We have pretty horrible internet in our house every now and then. I was wondering if anyone knew of a browser or browser extension that provides extremely detailed caching for off-line use when the ...
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Macbook Air Mid-2012 not booting

A day ago I got a message on my Mac that It's running out of space, so I ran a program named Omni disk sweeper to show me some files I can delete. I vaguely remember it showing me some temporary files ...
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Preview does not work on iPhone 5

I have a problem with preview with my iphone 5. My mac is 2012 and running Yosemite. When I go to the "import from iPhone" I get the usual window, but when I drag and drop some photos / videos, it ...
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environment.plist adds extra characters?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 I used environment.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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how to run open -n applicaton name from command line?

I got these two lines that I want to run from a script file (on Yosemite 10.10.3). It works when running from terminal CX_LICENSE=LS open -n /Applications/Inspire\ Designer\ 10.0\ GA/Inspire\ ...
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Anyone know how to script an OSX service to open Twitter links in Tweetbot?

I'm looking to primarily use this in Firefox, but would also be nice to use from links sent in Messages / emails. Tapbots has created a url scheme: tweetbot:///timeline anyone know how to create a ...
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OS X client gets SSL certificate error when trying to join OD

I switched from self signed to signing my own certificates using a CA I created on the server. OS X Server has a list of the certificates outlined in blue now for its hostname, Code Signing ...
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Mac OS X startup manager always appears (option key inverted?)

I set up a fresh install of OS X 10.7.5 on a mid 2007's MacMini2,1 and installed my personal stuff like some components via Homebrew. After a few restarts it stopped booting automatically into my OS. ...
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OS X client to OD if master is down

When joining an OS X client to OD, it seems you use the server of the master OD. However, if the master is down for reboot or maintenance, how does the client know to contact the OD slave? Would it ...
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Recover hard drive after allocating partition from Windows?

I reinstalled Yosemite on my Mac to have more free space for Windows since I don't use OS X. After the installation, I partitioned the OS X partition and made an unallocated space. I then switched to ...
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Manual completly uninstall Chrome & Chorme Canary OSX Yosemite

I am trying to uninstall/delete chrome & chrome canary, but for some reason, when I restart the computer both programs still there. I am manually deleting this files and folders ...
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Set the WorkingDirectory to user's home in launchd?

I understand that you can change a LaunchAgent's working directory with a WorkingDirectory key, but is there any way to set the Working Directory to a user's home directory reliably and portably ...
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fs_usage returns a LOT of ioctl lines

I've been reading up on interesting Terminal commands (I've used it forever, but there's always more to learn) when I ran across this. I ran sudo fs_usage and got a whole lot of this: ... 13:39:09 ...
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Read PDF (book) partly on mac partly on iphone and ipad, tracking most recently read page

What I want to do is pretty simple: I have a PDF I'm reading on my mac and later on I want to pick up reading where I left off on an iPad or iPhone, then continue again on the mac. Nearest I can get ...
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Why I can't remove iTunes and how to remove it?

Whenever I run sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app, it is deleted, but after some time it's automatically restored. How can I get rid of iTunes forever without any chance of it coming back?
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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Cannot delete windows partition from mac

I want to remove Windows from Mac and the I know the simple way is through the Boot Camp Assistant. But that doesn't work for me as follows: However, when I try to merge the partition of windows ...
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Is iCloud Photo Library setting on OS X device-wide or per local Photo Library?

My wife has A TON of photos and I don't want all of them getting pushed to iCloud if I have iCloud Photo Library turned on. If I have a local System Library for current photos and an archive library ...
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How to hide Yosemite “search tip” on spotlight search?

I just upgraded to Yosemite for OS X and now whenever I use Spotlight Search there's this giant message in the middle of my screen (beneath the search bar) that starts off "In addition to searching ...
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How to stack photos versions and master on Photos

I'm trying to get the Aperture like view in Photos Albums view. I want to display versions (modified photos) of the master photos stacked in a single preview (the key photo) like it happens in ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 with OS X Lion

I have a 13' MacBook (2007, hw.model: 2,1) running OS X Lion (10.7). I wish to dual-boot Linux Mint 17.1 alongside OS X. I created a Partition for Linux, and have also installed rEFIt (0.14). I have ...
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Apple Music not working on OSX

Apple Music is not working in iTunes on my Mac. It just skips through all the songs which are in the cloud. It works fine on iOS. Any ideas?
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Wiping my New MacBook Pro after Using Command Q to Stop Migration

Got my new MB pro mid-2014 yesterday. Began migrating over wi-fi only to learn that it will take 14 hours that I don't have. After 45 minutes I halted on both computers using command Q. My ...
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Impact of Spotlight search information removal on Keynote presentation

OS X Spotlight search information was removed. What does this mean for my Keynote presentation made in iWork '09?
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Disassociating from an old Apple ID

I recently change my Apple ID and password. However, now I an unable to use System Preference; each time I click on System Preference I am asked to input password for the old Apple ID which doesn't ...
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How can I check file type in a Smart Folder?

I'm creating a smart search to find all SQLite files, but I'm running into a problem. Sometimes the file extension ".db" is used for SQLite, but that file extension is used for other things as well, ...
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Dock shortcut for an interactive bash script

I'm new to OSX and all I want it an application shortcut in Dock that opens the terminal and types the first command and waits for me to provide the password. Here is the script I want to run: ...
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan - Verifying file dialog, every time a file is opened [closed]

Not sure, if this question will be closed, but the situation is quite annoying. Every time, I open some .pdf or .jpg file, a dialog appears,and it seems to be stuck there for a long time. After I ...
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Guest user randomly created on my Mac, after setting up find my Mac

How do I disable the guest user? Is there a reason why it gets created? It won't mess up any of my files or data on my computer right? Is find my Mac suppose to randomly create it?