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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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? ...
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Can I remove user's home directory folders?

I have the following scenario: All of my files, documents etc. are saved on Copy.com. I have installed copy on my MacBooc Air all my files went to the following directory: /Users/username/Copy ...
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I am a paid user of Fluid.app, how can I clone a SSB so it has the same user scripts and so on?

It has taken me quite a long time to create an SSB (site-specific browser) using settings I really like: user scripts, style sheets, and a myriad of preferences. I wondered if I could just clone the ...
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42 Spaces Open on Mission Control on starup (mavericks)

On startup, when I press f3, I have 42 spaces open in mission control. Is this normal? Is there anyway to limit the amount of spaces that are open on startup in OSX? I don't remember this happening ...
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Best practice for changing AD domains on MAC, Mountain Lion & Mavericks?

We are changing domain name in our company. I have over 3000 users, that are local and remote, I need to able to change their domain on 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) & 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I am hoping ...
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Fix for finder preview jumping back to folder from image?

If i'm browsing pictures for instance, i hit the spacebar to get a semi-full screen preview, but then it will all of the sudden change to the parent folder, and that's the image that's displayed - a ...
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How to check Guest user's log on os x?

I leave my Mac at my job and when I come back, someone used it using Guest user. Is there a way for me to check what this person did when he logged in my mac using Guest user?
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OS X network service order doesn't stick

Under System Preferences -> Network -> Set Service Order... (OS X 10.9.4) I changed the order for the configured network services to my desires. However, every time my 3G modem connects to the ...
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Why does my java panel not start?

I am on Mac OSX 10.9.4, and I have these Java SDKs installed: $ /usr/libexec/java_home -verbose Matching Java Virtual Machines (5): 1.8.0_20, x86_64: "Java SE 8" ...
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I Would Like To Open Files in Different Tabs in the Same Window Using Xcode 5

I'm new to using Xcode. When I started using Xcode a couple of weeks ago I had a file list to the left and had three tabs open for different files. I'm not sure if that was a default setting or not. ...
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How do I completely uninstall an app in OS X without the use of a dedicated app eg AppZapper?

I came across this post, however all the answers recommend using Applications eg AppZapper or similar to achieve the uninstallation of the App desired. What are the steps required where the ...
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OSX Mavericks: AppStore wring out my credit card number, but I haven't got any

My problem is that I can't even update my system or download a free app from AppStore, because it demand my payment information. There isn't any None payment info statement, so looks like it's ...
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OSX Mavericks: reinstall Ruby without reinstalling the whole system

I was "wise" enough to uninstall system Ruby on my Mac. So the question is: how to install Ruby without reinstalling everything? Maybe important: I can't use AppStore because it wants credit card ...
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Cannot SSH from OS X Mavericks to Solaris server

Well, this is embarrassing. It was a case sensitive issue. Prior to posting the -v output on this site, and probably due to looking at this problem for too long, I forgot the fundamental rule of case ...
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Can OS X users get locked on OS X similar to on ubuntu when using git?

I have gitlab connected to my mac but when I do git push -u origin master I get 'Permission denied. Please try later' message which is what pops up when the user gets locked it seems. But here in ...
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/dev/disk0 disappears

On my Macbook Pro mid-2014 (have had it for only a week) I am having an issue where the primary hard drive (at /dev/disk0) just disappears from the system, thus crashing. The only reason I know that ...
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Shortcut for selecting the first song result from search in iTunes

Often times I find myself searching for a song in my library and as expected iTunes filters my results. I wanted to know is there a quick way for me to be a to jump right to that first result instead ...
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How to crop odd and even pages differently in a PDF?

I have a large PDF I want to crop/remove all the whitespace with software that runs on Mavericks The PDF in question is designed for print; therefore, odd pages have different margins from even ...
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Google Calendar Refuse Login Password

Out of no where the iCal 7 refused to sync with Google by prompting me to input password upon launched. I tried both Google account password and application-specific password but no availability. ...
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Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive

I frequently have applications become unresponsive while they're in the background. That is, I'm not able to switch back to them*, and the Force Quit Applications window shows them as "Not ...
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Can someone point me to resources to reverse engineer ancient Mac software?

I have an ancient program called "Digital Radar" (surveillance software) by Connectix. Connectix developed the original little ball webcam, and was later bought by Logitech. I've tried all of their ...
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How to download and install Darwin 13 OS in PC?

I've conducted a research on UNIX operating systems and found out that an experimental OS (Darwin) is used for development of the OSX; just like Fedora on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Darwin OS has a ...
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Getting rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” message at startup

I have a couple of disks in Windows software mirroring RAID in my system, and when OS X (Mountain Lion) loads, the same message pops up (twice) each time: The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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Can't uninstall MacFuse in Mavericks

I recently upgraded from snow leopard to mavericks and couldn't mount a truecrypt volume that was on an NTFS partition (which had always worked before). Following some advice on a forum, I installed ...
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is there a setting to allow multiple keys to repeat simultaneously?

Action: I press and hold 'a' and 'h' simultaneously in Terminal. Desired Output: "ahahahahahahahahahahah". Actual Output: "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh". When I use KeyboardViewer it correctly detects that ...
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OS X is endlessly changing my computer network name [closed]

While my notebook is connecting to Wi-Fi, OS X (Yosemite in my case but I don't think it is related) is endlessly changing my hostname: When I am offline it doesn't stop at all. I have noticed ...
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Change miles to Kms in OsX maps

Cannot change OSX maps from miles to Kms ... settings>region/location> always defaults back to UK even though computer bought and resided always in Australia. iTunes has my details correct as ...
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Wrong mouse cursor, bug or feature?

New iMac, newest version of Mavericks. When using Apple apps (it seems like all of them) a curious bug or feature can be observed when selecting some text. A simple way to exhibit is to slowly ...
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Cannot mount HDD used in Time Machine

My HDD was working perfectly fine until recently. It began when my mac tried to perform a time machine back up, but it failed saying that the back up directory could not be created. So i restarted my ...
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Path export is not working

I'm trying to create a phonegap app but when i run cordova platform add android, I get the error: Error: An error occured during creation of android sub-project. ...
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Windows 8.1 not recognising keyboard in vmware fusion

Windows 8.1 in Vmware Fusion (5, 6, 7) with VMware Tools installed is not recognising the keyboard. Any ideas? Running on OSX 10.9.4 tried with Vmware 5, 6, and even 7
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Can only run AppleScript from Automator

I have the following AppleScript which toggles the scroll direction on the trackpad: tell application "System Preferences" activate set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.trackpad" ...
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Lion installation gets stuck after reboot at Apple logo

I have a 2006 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard as the OS X and I recently purchased OS X 10.7 from the App Store. After download, I began the installation of Lion, it restarted and just remained at the ...
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OS X keeps rebooting by itself

This is a bit weird to start since I work at a AAAC and should at least be able to pinpoint a cause, but: I have been having this issue for at least a year It spawns three different machines and ...
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How to re-order/re-position users at login screen

I have several users setup on my mac and I'd like to re-order how they are shown on the login screen. You know: the circles that are shown on starting up/logging out. I looked at Preferences/Settings ...
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How to move applications between 2+ macs

I have two macs. One is a MBP, the other one is a Mac mini. The Mac mini has two displays ( all OS X Mountain Lion). I use teleport to manage the the two computers and the three displays (1 MBP, 2 Mac ...
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Can log in to OS X account but can't unlock after locking

Today I bought a MacBook Air with OS X 10.9.4. I have problem with account password. I can log in normally at start, when the screen turns off I get unlock screen, but I can't unlock it and I am 100% ...
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Reset Admin password/ unauthorized password change [duplicate]

My ex-wife managed to get on to my Mac (OS X 10.9.4) and change my password for log on. Luckily, I am still able to access my Mac as she didn't set it to screen lock. What do I need to do in order ...
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How can I ask for input and then pass the variable in terminal?

I'm currently trying to do something quite odd. I want to automate updates on multiple computers in my office and first I need to open a program and said program has two fields; one for username and ...
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View last time an app was opened

I'm new to Mac and I want to know the last time I opened an app on my Mac and what the app was. Like for example if I opened Sublime Text at 2:04 pm how would I see that?
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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard on OS X

I just bought a Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard. It is supposed to be one of the most ergonomic yet relatively inexpensive keyboard available. It came out late out in 2013. Microsoft doesn't seem to ...
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how do I sync iBooks or move books between collections?

I have an Mac OSx 10.7.5 (doesn't come with iBooks) and iPad -- has iBooks in it. I want to do a simple thing, create a new Collection, and move books from one collection to the other. I couldn't ...
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Why does shift+clicking the icon of a minimized program cause it to open epic slowly?

If you minimize a program, then shift+click the icon to bring it up again, the sliding animation is slowed down immensely, making it open at an almost comical pace. I don't understand why this is a ...
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Trouble Mounting NTFS drive on OS X 10.9

Mounting NTFS drives works in OS X natively. Mounting drives with fstab is common and can be seen here and here and here. I was able to successfully do it with the following addition to my fstab. ...
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Torrent clients for Mac other than uTorrent

Can someone recommend a good torrent client for the Mac, other than uTorrent? [The only problem I have with uTorrent is that occasionally it doesn't respect the upload limit. This is a known issue, ...
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OS X - See memory usage per app?

Is there a way to see memory usage per app in OS X (I am using Mavericks)? (Edit: That is, I want to see the total memory consumed by each app, including its child processes.) The Activity Monitor ...
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Brand new MacBook Pro with Retina display - Mail, Preview and App Store freezes on launch

I can never use most Apple-made apps on my MacBook Pro with Retina display, as the UI never responds, however Mail gets new emails and Preview displays images. It's just that I cannot click. I can't ...
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Set iMessage sender in applescript for a new message

Applescript allows you to send messages via iMessage and the command line, ie) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11812184/how-to-send-an-imessage-text-with-applescript-only-in-provided-service Is ...
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Slow startup after replaced SSD

Two weeks ago, my SSD had been broken due to the "Invalid node structure" error. I cannot fix it by using fdisk_hfs. Then I have to format and re-install, but got another error: "Install Failed: OS X ...