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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Is using 10.8 (over 10.9) a security risk?

Is 10.8 currently (as of 2014 Aug) fully supported, especially security-wise, or using it might be a security risk?
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Gap at the bottom of maximized windows

How can i get rid of the gap at the bottom of the screen when i maximized a window? The gap is almost imperceptible but at the bottom of a maximized window a few pixel are not filled, there one can ...
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How to remove the device name from the bash prompt? [duplicate]

Is it possible to remove the device name in my shell commands to "save space"? My-MacBook-Pro:~ username$ to ~ username$
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OSX Mavericks with Belkin Router - Internet stops working after 5-10 minutes

I am connected to a Belkin router with my mac. After 5-10 minutes from when I connect to the router web pages stop loading. I can still connect to the router and can still make ping and tracert ...
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DiskInventor & OmniDiskSweeper shows different size as Disk Utility

I am running 10.9.4 and have a 120 GB hard drive. Disk Inventory X shows only 51.9 GB of data, but About this Mac and Disk utility show less than 10 GB free space. I tried these items: Timemachine ...
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Can I force the Finder's Go Menu to open a new window?

The Finder's Go menu offers a bunch of shortcuts to commonly used folders, like Applications, Utilities, Downloads, etc. However, when I try to jump to one of these folders while I already have a ...
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Show apple keyboard events on all monitors

Is it possible to show Apple Keyboard function events on all monitors, no just the main monitor? Those of you with an Apple Keyboard, just use it to change the volume and you'll see a volume display ...
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Is it possible to hide the name of the desktop icons?

I know it is possible to hide the name by renaming the file/folder to something else. The problem comes with my cloud showing in the desktop. I want it to show and I don't want to change the names of ...
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Default program dropdown in preferences – where is this list retrieved from?

Most OS X programs have a ''default program'' dropdown list in their preferences. For example, here's what I see in Mail.app: From where is this list retrieved? How does each application know what ...
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Turn all windows transparent in Mavericks

I have been looking around for over an hour now trying to find some way to make all my windows somewhat transparent / translucent ... I found the app Afloat, however that app doesn't work with all ...
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How can I position windows with the maximize button?

I was watching this video when the instructor was able to position a window by using the maximize button and clicking on one of four positioning options, as seen in the image below. This was also ...
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How to always allow “[program] wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this.”

I use a program which prompts me often to "make changes" (make a system-level/root-level change). I trust this program and want to always allow it to do so. How is this done? I would expect an "always ...
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quick to install and set up FTP server on homebrew for OSX

I need the smallest and easiest FTP server just to grab some files during development. Homebrew has a discrete selection brew search ftp but I'm unsure which is the quickest to setup. I don't want ...
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Script to activate “Enter Time Machine”

I'm trying to get rid of the Time Machine icon in the menubar. Is there a way activate "Enter Time Machine" using a script or something along those lines? I know that we have tmutil, but it can not ...
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MacBook shows circle with line through on boot even on Safe Mode and kernel panics

I was rebooting my early 2011 MacBook to run a hardware test on system boot using the shift key. It all went well and the hardware test was accomplished. I rebooted as usual and I get a circle with a ...
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User account creation date time?

I am using a shared mac in which a new user account was created by another user. I want to know the dateTime of the account creation. Is there a way to find it out without asking the peer?
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VMWARE has internet, but OSX not

I am in a hotel for two week and I need to work but I cannot. After hours of trying, I figured out that the problem is with my settings. But I don't know where. I have MacBook Pro, runnin Maverick and ...
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How can I restore an older version of a Numbers document (before the sync)

I'm using Numbers on my iPad and my Macbook. Yesterday I opened my Macbook and for some reason it opened the Numbers app but didn't sync. I didn't really need to work on the file so I just left it ...
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Printing Landscape photo to portrait using iPhoto

I am trying to change a photo from landscape to portrait in iPhoto. I have done it before but do not remember at the moment, can you help? I can go to edit and rotate it there, but the people are ...
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iTerm2 where is [ ] keybindings?

Is there a reason why ALT+8 / ALT+9 does not produce [ and ] in iTerm2 ? I'm running with defaults and a .bashrc/.bash_profile that produces the correct result in Terminal.app.
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Close empty desktop/spaces

I usually end up with a lot of empty desktop/spaces upon disconnecting external monitors. Is there an easy way to close all desktop/spaces that don't have any application windows on them?
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Is there any way to broadcast a part of your screen as webcam on OSX (for twitch, omegle etc)?

Title: can you get a section of your screen recognised as if it was a webcam, so sites like twitch and omegle will read from it?
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Can my files be deleted if I used a beta OS X version?

I have downloaded OS X Yosemite beta version and I want to install it but I want to ask if my files - for any reason - can be deleted if I am running a beta version ?? P.S: Please don't advice me to ...
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Moving files from bad external harddrive [duplicate]

I use OSX mavericks. My external 1TB harddrive is partially unreadable. I want to salvage its content as much as possible. I have tried dd but it took almost a day, so I killed it, and it could not ...
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Mystery application?

Okay, so I was watching a WWDC video a while ago, and they were doing a demonstration on how to implement some code into your app... And as they were demonstrating the code, the guy who was doing the ...
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My mac would not boot so I formatted the drive and now it has no OS

So there is a whole other backstory as to why my computer would not boot and why I needed to format the drive. The only thing I need to know is how can I install an OS to my computer. I tried CMD-R, ...
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“Show all” by default in Finder?

My question is directly related to this question in LION version. I use Icon view in Finder and I want to get rid of "Show all" behaviour, i.e. I want all files to be shown by default. Now, I am on ...
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Paused & want to delete partially downloaded Yosemite

I was installing Yosemite Beta, however, I paused the download as I have not backup my Mac. Does anyone know how I can delete the paused download of it? It's driving me nuts! I can't just press ...
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I am trying to compile Varnish caching on my Mac OS X

When I do (as root): ./autogen.sh I get this error: + glibtoolize --copy --force ./autogen.sh: line 44: glibtoolize: command not found And then when I do this: ./configure ...
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Is it Possible To Move Menu Bar To Applications

I have just bought a MacBook Pro 15 and I am finding the Menu Bar very difficult to work with. For example; if the calculator is in the bottom right of the screen an I am focussing my eyes on it I ...
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Ability to cycle between just a subset of open applications, Cmd+Tab style?

I have a few applications, let's say 4, on Mavericks that I am constantly switching between but I have many more open applications, say 10. When I use Cmd+Tab to cycle, the row of open apps is quite ...
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Stop Image Capture from opening when a new device is connected

Ok I get how to disable Image Capture from opening for a specific device, but I'm an iOS developer and I work with a lot of devices. Is there a way to stop this ruddy app from launching the first time ...
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What is the significance of 1946-02-14 08:34:56?

When Finder is operating on a file or folder on the system, the file/folder is greyed out and unable to be opened, as well as unable to be trashed. This is most notable when copying or moving a file ...
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Bootstrap context issues when logging in via ssh with private key

I use ssh to connect to my laptop remotely. Recently, I decided to improve security by using a private key to authenticate instead of a password. I am able to connect and login with my user account, ...
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How can I update the firmware in my router via tftp?

I'm going to flash my wifi-router with alternative firmware by following these instructions on my Mac but I'm struggling with the step Set Your server's IP-Address to 192.168.1.15/24 I can't ...
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Dual Calendar settings

I am using Mavericks. In System Preferences, you can choose a Calendar from one of Gregorian, Hindi, Islamic, etc. How do I have two Calendars setup, so that I can see the date and time in both ...
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Find mount points from network mounts in Disk Utility

I know lots of ways to find mount points for my mounted drives, both locally or on the network. This question is specifically about 'Disk Utility'. Disk Utility does a fine job of telling me info ...
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Advanced techniques to diagnose performance problems on OS X via DTrace or other means?

I am having some severe performance problem with my OS X workstation at the moment that is proving to be exceptionally elusive. I normally can hunt things down with a handful of tools such as top or ...
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How do I know if my mac's Terminal has been hacked?

I was using Terminal just now and realized that I was seeing something different on the screen than I have in the past. I can't remember what it used to be, but I know for a FACT that I have never ...
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NetRestore image fails to install, no reason given

I've got a Mac Mini running the latest version of OS X Server, and two iMacs. Both iMacs are the same model (Mid 2007 20-inch, 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo). On one of the Macs I have installed 10.9.4 and ...
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What's the best OSX for my 2007 3.1 MacBook 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Dual, 1GB RAM, currently using OS X 10.5.8?

My ol' clunker is doing very well considering its age, but I would like to upgrade its OSX to see if it runs a bit faster, and also because I can't run the latest versions of some applications on OS X ...
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Time Machine and storage questions

In researching Time Machine usage issues, I have come across other questions that might change the way I have always arranged my drives. Back in the 'olden days' when internal drives were ...
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Something's eating my disc space - Mac OS X [duplicate]

So something's swallowing about 800gb of disk space on my mac. I've ran Disk Inventory X and Omni Sweeper, and both show that my main OS drive only houses 30 GB worth of data. 10GB of that is Home ...
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Grab the “Active” Window in Applescript

I have a script which perform the following: Load a file into a program (Subler — done separately, not in this script) Confirm the loading of the file (this is where the script begins) Saves the ...
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Time entries in calendar automatically display month/day/year

When in month view, Calendar in Mavericks (os x 10.9.4) normally displays an event followed by the time. Now calendar automatically adds (after the time) month/day/year. For example, if in month view ...
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Restoring original files from the trash by aliases

Someday in the future, (definitely not today) I might find myself in the following situation and be in need of assistance: Lets say I was trying to clean up my desktop and tried to move many files ...
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Why would my Mac be slow after inactivity and then get to full speed after 20-30 minutes of use?

My Macbook appears to get slow after a period of inactivity and then get itself back to full speed after 20-30 minutes. While I have some ideas I'm wondering if anybody else has seen such behaviour ...
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Keyboard shortcut mapping for Ctrl+Alt+Del in Parallels

I'm a Windows user with a Windows-oriented keyboard, and I switched the Command and Ctrl keys in OSX, because I want to use the same keyboard shortcuts whether in Windows or OSX. This came back to ...
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Same user multiple times - Sharing & Permissions

My account at work (rtonneyck), is a Windows domain account. That's what I use to login too. I noticed the permissions for my Shared windows drive has my user name listed multiple times. Why is this?? ...
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how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?