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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OS X 10.9.4 - How can I limit the number of failed login attempts?

With OS X 10.9.4, how can I limit the number of failed local login attempts? I'm looking for something similar to the Windows Account Lockout Threshold mentioned here: ...
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Why doesn't (can't?) terminal support the x11 protocol?

It would be great to be able to x tunnel over ssh; why does one have to use XQuartz (etc) instead?
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Messages from my phone show up on my macbook air

My Macbook air keeps getting my phone messages but since the computer is a school computer it doesn't allow me to go into iMessage. What should I do?
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My Macbook can connect to ethernet over Ubuntu but not OS X

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and OS X Mavericks (10.9.4) on my 2014 Macbook Pro. When running Ubuntu, I can plug in the Ethernet cable and instantly be connected. But when running OS X, ...
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How to Eject All External Partitions Quickly?

I have an external disk with two partitions on it that I keep plugged into my MacBook Pro when I'm at my desk. (One is for Time Machine, the other just for extra storage.) Sometimes I need to grab my ...
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Why does my MacBook Air produce so much noise

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. This normally only occurs when I am using the MacBook at a high intensity. However, the fan stops only when ...
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How Do I Show External Disks on Second Display's Desktop?

I can see my external drives on all the spaces on my MacBook Pro's display, but I cannot see those drives on my external display. Is there a way to make them show up?
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Chrome/Safari Linkedin SSL certificate untrusted issuer

About a week ago after no particular actions from me, I tried to open linkedin.com and I got the screen you see. This happens with Chrome and Safari but not with Firefox. What should I do? Thanks
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Embedding files in Keynote

Is there any way to embed files in Keynote presentation? So, that others can click on it and download/open it in their machines.
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Is there any Geogebra application for OSX?

I just can find geogebra app for iPad. How can I find it for my MacBook?
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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ...
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How to remove blank space on the menu bar?

For some reason I have a blank space on my menubar, It doesn't happen on my second screen, and when i click it disappears but appears in the other screen and so forth. I haven't done anything to the ...
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List extensions that are opened with a specific application

Is there an easy way to find all the extensions that are opened with a given application? I'm asking because I have two versions of a software installed (Sublime 2 and 3), and some extensions still ...
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How to disable antialiasing (smoothing) in Preview for images?

I'm using preview for my iOS development to calculate pixel distance from elements. But now, I don't even remember since when it started antialiasing the lines, even 1 pixel line becomes a blurry mess ...
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Wireshark keyboard layout is incorrect

I just installed Wireshark Version 1.12.0 (v1.12.0-0-g4fab41a from master-1.12) on OSX 10.9.4 with XQuartz 2.7.7. Wireshark is doing something zany with my keyboard layout, but other X11 ...
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Something like GeForce Experience for OS X

I'm looking for an application like GeForce Experience but for OS X : a software that configures my games depending on the configuration of my Mac. I think there is nothing like that for OS X, so do ...
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Preview scrolling speeds?

When using Preview (on OS X 10.8 & 10.9) I noticed that the scrolling speed is too fast. I often read long documents and want to see in advance what are the chapters coming a few pages later. ...
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Extract a GPS track (as .gpx) from a series of jpg photos

I have a bunch of .jpg photos containing GPS information. What is the easiest way to extract the GPS information and save it into a .gpx file (or .kml, for that matter)? I have seen this answer ...
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Change source in Audio MIDI Setup via command line?

Is there a way to change the AirPlay source in Audio MIDI Setup via the command line (currently I'm doing this with GUI scripting)? My idea is to change the source with the defaults command in the ...
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What is the difference between 'Capacity' and '%iused' when running the 'df' command in the terminal

When I run the df command I'm getting different values for capacity and %iused. What is the difference between them?
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how to move my onenote files on my PC over to my onenote on my mac? [duplicate]

i've just purchased a macbook pro and i have a heap of important notes on my PC one note i need a way move the files over and make them compatible with the different onenotes, i've already tried with ...
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Hide some applications from other users

I need to make use of a beta version of Xcode and so I created a second account on my machine, account B. I wish to install the beta Xcode onto account B such that account A is not able to see this ...
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App to remember open app/file & browser window and their placement

Is the an app or utility for the Mac (Mavericks - in particular) that will allow me to save everything I have open (apps w/files, various browser windows & tabs) so that they can be reopened ...
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Macbook pro being slowed down ky kernal_tasks in Mavericks

I downloaded Mavericks when it first came out and it was no problem. Within the last week or so, my mac has become EXTREMELY slow. Solutions I have tried: -Resetting the PRAM/NVRAM -Resetting the SMC ...
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Make spring loaded folders open in front?

Is it possible to make spring loaded folders open in front of the active window? Just recently they have been opening behind the window I'm dragging into and that makes navigation difficult. Ideally ...
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Cloud storage options for iPhoto's primary storage (not for backups)

My wife and I both have Macbook Airs with relatively limited internal hard disks. If we could just offload our iPhoto libraries, we'd be fine. What are some of the cloud storage options for iPhoto? ...
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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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Use TextEdit's AutoCorrect everywhere (especially in Google Chrome)

I really love typing in TextEdit. It seems to correct all my typos and so saves time in editing. Is there anyway I can get this functionality to work in all applications, especially on Google ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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How can I change Finder tag name or color?

There are some tags in Finder by default. I want rename their name from color. How can I do this?
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How to restore a removed /bin/sh file?

I have followed a guide online which requested me to run this command: sudo cp /opt/local/bin/node /bin/sh It was a guide for fixing LESS. Instead of fixing it, it only made it worse. I have lost ...
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launchd with high disk usage

launchd is producing a lot of I/O activity. In the last day and a half it managed to write 12 GB of data while reading 500MB. I the logs I do not see anything suspicious. Any suggestion at where ...
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Spotlight not highlighting the selected result

When I search something in Spotlight the top search result is highlighted by default (as it should be). However when I press the down arrow to select the next result, the top result remains ...
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How do I connect to a wifi network from the login screen on OS X Mavericks?

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and it uses a network login system with my school. This normally wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that I can't connect to a wifi ...
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OSX 10.9.4 Other sound device selected; sound still from internal speakers

This issue here is my exact problem (his was unsolved): OS X ML 10.8.2 sound from certain applications going to non-selected sound card? I have "Sound Flower 2ch" device selected, most all of the ...
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Can you tell if updates came from OS X caching server?

If I run software update on a Mavericks Mac it will find a caching server automagically if there are any running locally rather than using the CDN Apple hosts on the internet. I'm not so much ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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How to remove removed apps OS X URL schemes from system?

Some OS X apps register URL schemes and let users open the app directly through browser such as macappstore://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unibox/id702816521?mt=12 to open the URL in Mac App Store. ...
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Control Spotify with Media Keys

How can I use the media keys (previous track, play/pause, next track) for Spotify instead of iTunes? OS X 10.9.4
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Finder treating symbolic links differently than terminal MacBook Pro Retina OS X 10.9.4

I created symbolic link jboss7 for hard link jboss-as-7.1.1.Final-downloaded and it worked fine in Finder. Then I made backup before modifying JBoss... ln -s jboss-as-7.1.1.Final-downloaded jboss7 ...
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Converting an SVG file, without using Imagemagick or Inkscape

I sometimes need to convert SVG files to a different format. Thus far I tried Inkscape and Imagemagick. I first tried to use Inkscape, but it failed to produce useable results (possibly because of ...
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Cons of the native NTFS write support (osX)

I'm currently using the NTFS native write support this way (look at LosephJG's reply): https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5544031?start=45&tstart=0 It works great with a 1tb HDD and a 32gb ...
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Opening Firewall ports on Mac OS X 10.9

I am attempting to open only a defined Firewall port on Mac OS X 10.9, for istance 1000 TCP. I know that Mac OS provides two different types of firewall: ALP and PF/IPFW. ALP allows only to control ...
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Why does quitting an application automatically bring up Finder?

When I quit an application, Finder is automatically brought up rather than the last application I was using. Why does this happen, and is there any way to change this? Thanks.
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Rubber band scrolling on Snow Leopard?

Is there any way to turn on rubber band scrolling in Snow Leopard? I cannot upgrade to Mavericks because I need Rosetta but I would like to have the scrolling behavior of Lion, Mountain Lion and ...
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Applications and preferences on USB drive

Is it possible to have applications, plugins and preferences installed on portable media such as USB drive? I have two identical computers, one at work and one at home, and I'd like to have the exact ...
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Put entire OS X home folder into Google Drive

I know it's possible to relocate the home folder on the mac to somewhere other than /Users/[username]. But would it be possible to move it to, say, /Users/[username]/Google Drive without messing up ...
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How to change the language on date and time stamp in MS Word for Max 2011?

I am using MS Office 2011 for Mac on Macbook air with OSX 10.9.4. In the comment balloon the date and time stamp shows some different language after date. I have added the screenshot of Word document ...
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What is mdflagwriter and why does it eat up so much RAM?

On my Mavericks 10.9.4 instance of mdflagwriter eats up 2.18G of RAM. I know that it's somehow related to Spotlight, but what is it exactly and why is it so RAM-hungry?
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Changing OS X's Apache settings to replicate Ubuntu's Apache environment

I've been using an Ubuntu distro for a few years now and I greatly prefer the default Apache2 settings on Ubuntu compared to OS X. This post aims to provide instructions on how to convert the few ...