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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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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Messages going to the Mac from my iPod

Every time I have a message sent to me, it's sent to my family's Mac and my iPod. How do I get them to stop going to my Mac? I have already tried looking into Settings and "Send and Receive" but all I ...
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Allow Standard users to add a VPN account

Is there a way to allow standard users to add a VPN connection? All computers are running 10.10.3
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How to debug Safari CPU utilization and spinning beach ball?

I have been plagued by performance problems in my late 2010 MacBook Air for several months now. Most of it seems centred around Safari. I regularly get very high fan speeds (loud to the point of very ...
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Opening links on Mac Chrome app in Incognito Mode

Is there a way to open a certain link with Chrome app Incognito Mode using the Terminal app on my Mac? (I want to input the link in the command as well).
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rsync error: connection unexpectedly closed

I'm trying to backup some folders on an ubuntu server to an external G-Drive, connected through thunderbolt to my iMac, in this manner: $ time nohup sh -c 'rsync -avz myuser@myserver:/home/user/ ...
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CPU hogging under OSX 10.6.8

Still running 10.6.8. However recent behaviour has been troublesome: the machine is manifesting memory issues. Activity monitor shows Safari Web Content hogging huge amounts of CPU, but that's not ...
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macbook air 2011 13 inch is still freezing after motherboard change after 3 changes the motherboard is fried

so my macbook air 2011 was freezing and one time i open it and it wont open and would stay on the grey screen no apple logo and the keyboard i take it to be fixed and i change the motherboard but ...
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Why can't I execute mysql without the full path? [duplicate]

At my terminal, I can't cd to the folder containing mysql and call it. TimsMacBookAir:/ tim$ cd /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/ TimsMacBookAir:bin tim$ mysql -bash: mysql: command not found If I ...
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Accidentally unload all launchctl daemons

While trying to set up some services (OS X 10.10 Yosemite), I accidentally did a sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ and the screen was frozen immediately. Now my Mac doesn't boot ...
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How do I get the trackpad (force touch) to recognise a click right after a scroll?

I use CAD software and a really common action is to zoom out (two finger scroll) followed by a click and drag to pan around the document. On the new MBR pro with force touch trackpad I'm finding that ...
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How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
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how to write a dock for mac?

I'am an iOS developer. I've never been interested in Mac development so I don't know anything about this. I wonder how to develop an alternative Dock to MacOSX's default Dock. I looked for Apple's ...
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I installed libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib but my audio plugin still doesn't work

That about sums it up. I'm running a Mac Pro 2.93 !2 core with 10.9.5 Maverick.
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I need to batch move files from one location to another, and put them in pre-existing folders with the same first 7 characters

I am looking to automate moving large amounts of files. Basically I have one location on our network full of .zip files. They are all named like "12-3456.zip" etc. I need to move each of these .zip ...
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My Mac appears twice in the Network folder

After I tried Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac (which I eventually de-installed using the provided uninstaller), my Mac began appearing twice in the Network pane. Thinking it was a sharing bug, I turned ...
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Alternatives to Google Earth that can consume KMZ

I'm trying to eliminate Google software from my OS X experience. I would like to eliminate Google Earth. Are there OS X tools that can consume or work with KMZ files? Are there good online tools that ...
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Accidentally used dd on my main OSX drive

I've made a bit of a balls up... When attempting to create a bootable Ubuntu usb drive I accidentally ran dd on my main system drive :( sudo dd if=/path/to/image.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m I ...
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IDE for R in OSX?

I am trying to find some editor/IDE for R in OSX. I am using currently TextMate but not probably the good choice. How can you type R in some good editor/IDE?
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Restore a deleted user profile

Is there a way to restore a deleted user profile? I created my Mac with one name, revoked privileges from that name and created an administrator profile. Not thinking about how I created the system, I ...
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Why there is a large lost+found folder on external disk

I brought my MacBook Pro 1 year ago, at that time it runs OS X 10.9 . At that time I connected an external 2TB HDD (HFS+ single partition, not connected all the time) to it via USB as a Time Machine ...
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Weird errors in console app

Yesterday I noticed this log in console: networkd[183]: -[NETClientConnection scrubParametersForEntitlements:] client com.apple.WebKi.1353 setting source application without entitlement ...
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Removing computer name from terminal

Right now, this is what my Terminal shows: MyName's-MacBookPro:location MyName$ I'd like for it to only show my name, so something like this: MyName$ When I browsed online for a solution, they ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (mid 2010) not boot OS X 10.9.2?

My MacBook Pro mid 2010 does not boot anymore from the HDD with installed OS X 10.9.2. I came across this solution which is clearing the NVRAM, but my Mac keeps showing the Apple logo and a spinning ...
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Remove keybinding in a specific app (X11) [duplicate]

Mac OS' X11.app uses certain key bindings that I'd rather send to the underlying X app in use. Specifically I'd like to pass Command+W and Command-1 (and -2, etc) to the X app in question. Is there ...
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Weird Yosemite Behaviour

I've got a new MacBook Air, no issues for last month or so. Recently I've noticed some weird behaviour in yosemite. For a start: These are my settings: http://i.imgur.com/0LbUa8w.png Yet this is my ...
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Sudo command not found on OSX after locate command is run [duplicate]

Most of my commands have disapperaed after I ran 'locate' command to scan the entire system. Now am having problems running programs which depend on simple commands such as 'cp' since it appears are ...
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How to import OS X keyboard text shortcuts?

On OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, I use keyboard text shortcuts: I have a large list of text shortcuts I would like to use. Is it possible to import my shortcuts into the OS X/iOS list of shortcuts? ...
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Move iMovie project to an external drive

I have loaded some camcorder cassette tapes into iMovie and have tried to move the video projects to a back up disk to free up space on my hard drive. The help menu says that if you choose "move ...
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Increase system wide font size or just in toolbars and menus? [duplicate]

As somebody who is a Linux user mainly for us system wide font size is easy. Now that I use OSX at work I have been having a lot of trouble. While I can get the apps themselves to change the font ...
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I broke PATH in terminal and I can not restore it

in .bash_profile I accidentally set the path to: PATH="~/Tools/apache-maven-3.3.3/bin" and now the default path is gone. Nothing in Terminal works anymore: Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ ls ...
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Equivalent to top -ua

In older version of Mac OS X, maybe up to 10.6 or something like that, you could use top with -ua which accumulated CPU-usage and listed the process with most CPU-time at the top. This combination has ...
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Mac equivalent of PC 'minimise all' then open a single folder?

I save a lot of things on desktop. Often I have lot of applications and windows open and I want to simply minimise all and then drag a newly saved file from the desktop into a folder. On PC it's ...
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problems installing homebrew on mavericks

I tried to install homebrew (OSX 10.9.5) using the recommended ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" but got Illegal variable name. I do have ...
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How to run custom AppleScript in the background at all times?

Given an AppleScript file designed to poll for an application dialog box every 30 seconds, how can I easily setup my Mac OS so that this AppleScript file starts every time I login silently in the ...
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Where is my music? MacBook Pro updated to Yosemite and it's gone! [closed]

Can someone please list easy to follow instructions for getting ALL of my music back into iTunes? I have a gazillion songs and albums that are nowhere to be found now, after updating my computer and ...
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Focusing On An Input Box Quickly Will Delete The First Two Characters Typed!

If I focus on a user-input box, select what's in it, press delete, and start typing, the first two characters I type will get selected and deleted. Let's say this is an input box: Input Content ...
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How can I get my Macbook Pro with Yosemite OS and Parallels Desktop 10 to run a Windows only application?

My goal is to run a Windows application on my Macbook Pro. I installed Parallels 10 on top of Yosemite and loaded a Windows 7 Ultimate image from an ISO. This appeared to be successful, but upon ...
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Mac OS is reporting bad free space

I have a MacBook Pro since 2014 and I haven't had any problem in these months. But today I realized that the free space info that gives Mac is wrong. I add two captures, one from the hard disk info, ...
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Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite?

Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite? I simply prefer iPhoto the most. It also bugs me I have to disable "Open Photos App when connected to this device" for every device and ...
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How to prevent AutoOpen feature for apps

Several vendors provide their drivers with AutoOpen feature: image file contains single application SomeApp usually installs drivers or connection manager. I've discovered how it works: Mac OS X ...
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My Application image on iOS device

I need to paste my application image to real iOS device picture. For example: But I need to pate my application on such iPhone photo. I'm sure there is application for doing that. But I could not ...
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'Mail can't connect to the account' keeps appearing

So I've configured my mail using a profile. I have setup 3 mail accounts, but each time I launch Mail, it asks me for the passwords of all those accounts. The first time I thought: maybe that's a bug ...
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How to change the behavior of OS X to when working with multiple applications? [duplicate]

The biggest problem with OS X that bothers me a lot is that when you are working with multiple applications and trying to switch between applications with mouse: first you have to click on the ...
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Xcode uses 600 MB–800 MB memory when idle

Xcode 5 is the only IDE I use for everything. It's best for debugging C++ programs. The only problem is that I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2012) and only 4 GB RAM. Xcode hogs all the memory all the time. ...
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How to open applications regardless of required version?

So I downloaded this application that I am relatively sure is able to run fine on 10.7.5 (My version of OSX), but when I try to open it, a message pops up saying that it requires at least version ...
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Prevent dock stacking

First of all, I'm quite new to mac so sorry if this question is too obvious. I'm coming straight from Arch Linux, so this is still a bit confusing for me ;-) I have problems with the dock. It seem to ...
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How to uninstall Ghostscript from OS X?

I just installed the current version of ghostscript on OS X 10.8.5 and found afterwards that apparently an older version was already installed → there are two folders now in ...
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Photos app - moving pictures and re-associating

I have been organizing years of photos and photo albums into Apple's new Photos app. I recently picked up a new SSD to just handle my photo collection. I moved all of the photos to that drive. Now the ...
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Upgraded from Mavericks 10.9.5 to Yosemite 10.10.3. Permissions are all messed up

If I try to move things to external hard drives I am asked for my admin password. If I try to move things in or out of the Applications folder I am asked for my password. I am asked for my password ...