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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Command line to disconnect or connect 802.1x authentication

I have been searching for a terminal command line to disconnect or connect 802.1x authentication, but not the network interface. I was searching some help pages and it showed command lines to export ...
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Enable spell check for various languages in Chrome

I use Yosemite with Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit). When writing in a text area the spell checker correctly detects English and French, but does not detect Spanish, and so it marks as wrong ...
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Certain applications seem to ignore font smoothing at low sizes

Certain applications seem to disable ALL font-smoothing (including AA) at certain small font sizes. This is by far most annoying in mathematica. When I have to export to HTML or rasterize text for ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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MacBook Air storage suddenly full of movies

Last night a "storage almost full" message popped up on my screen and it says I have 73GB worth of movies, but I can't find any. I have no iMovies or Photobooth videos, and no real movie downloads, ...
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My MacBook Air won't connect to wifi

I bought a new MacBook Air and was able to connect to the internet at first but now it won't connect. I have other devices as well as other computers on wifi but my Mac won't connect. When I try and ...
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Use defaults to edit preferences

Recently, I have been playing around with editing System Preferences without GUI and using the defaults command. I have tried for example: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide NO Though that did ...
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Deleting a file from Single User mode

My macbook's hard disk has 10 MB free space and the login is not possible. I booted to Single User mode to delete some files but the paths were totally different than the paths I get when I just ...
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What makes OSX say that it's low free space on the boot volume for the program memory?

I had 3 GB of free space on my 32G SSD drive when I decided to do an index rebuild in my apple mail. It ate up all the free space. I connected an external drive and moved some applications to free up ...
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Why can't I turn off my right click?

I'm running 10.10, and have a wireless mighty mouse. I want to turn off the right click on the mouse. I went to System Settings > Mouse, and set the "Right Click" function to "Primary Button" instead ...
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How do I get my windows (UK Layout) keyboard to work on Mac?

How do I get my windows keyboard to work on my Mac? I want to be able to bind the keys so it's like I'm using a windows computer, i.e. ctrl maps to command, but I've tried everything to no avail. ...
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xcode not responding/hanging on start up/loading time

When I close a project and re-open any project it takes just less than 1 minute to load, but when I exit completely from Xcode and re-open any project it takes about 10-15 minutes to load. I see ...
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Cron job fails due to sleeping wifi?

I wrote a cron job to do backups over wifi to another computer. It works perfectly when I'm using the machine, but I prefer to schedule it at night when I'm not using it. The first step is to ping the ...
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Cannot load the Built-in keyboard kext on Macbook pro

I needed to disable my internal keyboard for a while. What I did was try this: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTCKeyboard.kext/ Though that ...
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Modifing a preference via applescript changes file group

I recently request help about modifying firewall settings via command-line (see my previous question). Everything is working, but I have noticed that whenever I use this command in an applescript, the ...
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OS X Yosemite Crashing Frequently (Safari?)

I've got the problem that my Systems is often freezing and than shutting down or restarting. I have a Mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina and before Yosemite I've never had such problems. Just while writing ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite Java 1.6 Downgrade to 1.6u35

I installed the latest version of Java 1.6 provided by Apple and didn't realize that the application I have to do development for must use 1.6 update 35. Is there anyway I can uninstall the latest ...
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Keybinding for Curly and Square Brackets i PHPStorm

I just got a MacBook Pro from work an am supposed to write code on it. I've been programming on Linux and Windows Systems for quite a while now and find the keybindings for symbols mostly used in ...
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not scanning automatically for wireless stations

My Mac suddenly doesn't automatically scann for wireless stations or logs in to remembered wireless stations anymore. I have every time to type in manually the wireless station name and password to ...
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Kali Linux on Macbook

I have a question about kali linux on an Apple Macbook Pro running in Parallels. After giving the command sudo airmon-ng in terminal, it shows no interface. Does anybody know what to do or is it ...
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New stats file created every 20 seconds in /var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.94?

My machine consumes all CPU for one or two hours processing some systemstats. So far I work around that by regularly cleaning the huge amount of data in /private/var/db/systemstats/ Now I noticed, ...
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How do I select a directory to save files in Pages

How do I select a directory to save files into? In Pages I get the choice of Favorites or Recent Places?
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Can't install php56-mcrypt with homebrew

I use Homebrew on my testing server on OS X. I have php56, autoconf, and mcrypt installed through homebrew. I was successful doing this on a different Mac but I am not having any luck this time. ...
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Copying movies and events in iMovie

How can I duplicate a movie in iMovie within my iMovie library?
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Cannot get launchd to recognize custom plist automatically

I have a launchd plist file which I would like to run which launches a shell script. I can manually load the process into launchd, but upon reboot, I cannot get it to stay loaded. Here's the plist: ...
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Run TeamViewer on demand, instead of at startup

I installed TeamViewer Host (v. 10.0) for making remote connections back to my Mac. It loads on start up automatically, and there doesn’t seem to be a preference to disable that behavior*. TeamViewer ...
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How do I locate and disable background PGP and Kapersky start up programs?

I had to uninstall Kapersky by deleting the application but the item still shows up on my task bar when I restart. Also, I have PGP installed on my mac, but when I telnet to port 25 of another ...
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Why do app windows not extend to bottom of screen?

I run OS X 10.10.3 and occasionally notice (must've been there forever, it's not very obtrusive, but occasionally annoying) that windows which are maximized but not in full screen leave some space at ...
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Log keeps displaying the same error message at a rate of ~5 per second

For some reason, I keep getting this message 5 times on the console every second (approximately): mdworker[56948]: (Warning) Import: Bad path: What does this mean? What are the symptoms of this? ...
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View ASP.NET website developed on a VM in safari on Mac

For school I need to make some assignments in ASP.NET on windows. I Have a MBPR with OS X 10.10 and Windows 8.1 (VMWare) running on it. When I run my project in visual studio, google chrome is opened ...
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How do I sync my iPhone and 2015 MacBook

I don't have a USB-C cable or USB-C adapter. How do I sync my iPhone 5s with my 2015 MacBook? I thought I could do it over WiFi? 2015 MacBook's don't have USB ports I also have a MacBook Pro but I ...
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Git GUI for OSX that can show the pulled diff?

In windows TortoiseGit has the wonderful option to show the pulled diff after doing a pull. Is there a Git GUI application for OSX that can do that? I've tried SmartGit, SourceTree and the GitHub GUI ...
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Sync Numbers templates between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

I want to create a template spreadsheet in Numbers for OS X Yosemite and have this template appear in Numbers in iOS 8. I've followed the advice in this page and have created a template on my Mac. ...
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Home Server for an iOS developer | Xcode continuous integration

I am currently developing websites and ios applications. Recently, I decided to install a home server for cloud/back-up purposes and especially for xcode server(helping me test my builds) with version ...
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Unable to install Microsoft Office 2001 on Mac OS X

I want to install Microsoft Office 2001 on a Mac OS X whose version is 10.6.8. There is a folder and it has folders named Clipart, Office, Read Me, RESOURCE.FRK, Shared Applications and Templates. It ...
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Unable to load localization

I have created a library which contains the UI for my projects. After compilation of the library it creates one .a file and one my.bundle file which contains all the UI. The bundle file have ...
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Terminal Command: List admin account

Does anyone know of a terminal command which lists the current administrator account? Thanks in advance.
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OS X 10.9: where are password hashes stored

On previous versions of OS X, password were stored in the /etc/shadow file (i think). However this file doesn't appear to exist in the later versions of the operating system. Does anyone know where ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my ...
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Files not showing in Finder, Mid-2014 Macbook Pro, OS X Yosemite

Recently my Finder crashed when I was doing some Terminal work, and I ended up having to force-quit it. Since then, my Finder isn't showing any of my files or folders, apart from the ones on my ...
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I use DocumentRoot “/Library/WebServer/Documents”, this Include is unnecessary(・・?

Is this include line necessary for Apache on OS X? (or in general perhaps) Include /private/etc/apache2/users/*.conf I edit the file as follows sudo nano /etc/apache2/users/YOURUSERNAME.conf and ...
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Yosemite: ssh slow to connect when using DNS alias

Since updating to Yosemite, ssh from my Mac to a DNS alias takes about 7-8 seconds. I've observed the following on multiple Macs running Yosemite. Assume I have a host name alpha, and a DNS alias to ...
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Messages on OS X very slow to start

Latest OS X version 10.10.3 For the past few weeks my Messages app takes forever to open - about 20 bounces in the dock before it finally opens, if it was quit. Then it works fine until I quit and ...
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Erase partition without recreating one?

I've got an external USB hdd that I wish to use entirely as a TrueCrypt volume. There was one pre-formatted partition, so I'm trying to erase that with Disk Utility. But no matter what I do or try, ...
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Troubleshooting a slow Mac - OSX 10.9.5

My 2012 MacBook Pro 15", OS X 10.9.5, 2.6GHz i7, 16gb ram, 750gb hdd, has been acting very slow recently. Starting up takes a long time, not only for the login screen to show (if starting up from ...
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Calendar notifcation not disappearing

What is this "1" alerting me to? There does not appear to be anything in any of my Calendars that is requiring my attention. How can I get rid of this? I'm using a clean installation of Yosemite.
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iMac 2007 with accelerated graphics problems and kernel panics

I have a mid-2007 iMac. It's been getting kernel panics and locking up. I noticed it does this immediately when needing to use accelerated graphics motions, such as running Launchpad, using a ...
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Update from OS X 10.10 to newer fails even with combo update

I have tried many times to update from OS X 10.10 to any newer version (OS X 10.10.1, 10.10.2 or 10.10.3) but it fails all the time without any error message. Combo updates downloaded from Apple's ...
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Stop dock icon bouncing after dismissing corresponding notification?

Is there a way to stop an application dock icon from bouncing after I dismiss a notification it has sent me from the notification center? In MacOS Yosemite I frequently work in a Windows VM that I ...
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How to quick launch an app in the Dock via a keyboard shortcut?

In windows, it is easier to do cause there's shortcut via win+1 or ..., I'm wondering that I could do about the Mac, I did not find any stuff like that.