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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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.
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Image border in Preview app

Whenever I have a sprite frame, and I open it in Preview app, I can't see the exact edges of the image because the background of an image is transparent. Therefore, I can't see if there is any padding ...
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How to respond to Outlook (*ics) meeting invite through Calendar (iCal)?

I am using Calendar app as default in sync with Mail app on my MacBook (OS X Yosemite ver 10.3). Although email works flawlessly but I cannot respond to any meeting request that comes through ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop ...
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Spotlight Search on Yosemite indexes and shows iTunesLibrary.h and other files with “.h” extension

I am running Yosemite on My MacBook Air. Spotlight settings are as below: Even though I have not selected any option, it still shows ".h" files in result. Check below image for reference. As ...
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Can I stop my Macbook Pro booting into Windows automatically?

I've got my Macbook Pro (early 2015) set up with Boot Camp. Normally, when I switch it on, OS X starts. But I can press Alt/Option to get the boot menu, and select Boot Camp Windows from there. Once ...
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OS X contacts: Related name - In which direction does the relationship field work correctly?

How do I correctly use the "related name" feature? In which direction does it work? Does the relationship label indicate what the edited person (full contact sheet) is to the stated person (field ...
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Do apps like GeekTool cause performance degradation?

I started recently using GeekTool and I used some Geeklets for weather, date, and time, things that I had to let it refresh every two or three seconds. Here is a screenshot of my desktop I know ...
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OS X remote sharing without needing to install an app on the client

My clients have OS X (as I do) but have trouble installing the GoToMyPC app, and indeed, any apps — TeamViewer requires that the client install their app, too. Is there a remote management/screen ...
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Visual confirmation of keyboard layout change in OS X Yosemite

I might be mistaken, but I seem to remember there once was a visual confirmation when changing the keyboard layout in older versions of OS X. It was some kind of small grey window in the middle of the ...
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Reset screen saver settings on timer or on load

My company changes my screensaver settings to some default they want. I want to keep my settings, so I would like to change the settings either on a timer or on login back to the settings I have ...
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Display Slack notifications on both screens

I'm using my Macbook while it's connected to a larger display. I'm mostly working off the larger display. Is there a way for notifications to be displayed on both screens simultaneously? I'm ...
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Screen Sharing to Ubuntu 14.04 server with Lubuntu Desktop - one-way clipboard

I've seen other questions around this topic - e.g. this - but none of them cover exactly what I'm seeing. I'm using my MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.3 to connect to a TightVnc 1.3.9-6.4ubuntu1 ...
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Deleting a hard drive protected by password with Mac OS X Yosemite

I recently changed my hard drive for a SSD device. The removed storage device can be used as an external drive, via USB. I want to delete everything on this HD, but it is asking me for a password when ...
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OS X ending - character when viewing source

To view an email's source code in Mail.app, you can press ⌘ cmd+⌥ option U . However, the source view is cut off every line on a certain character. Changing a line like this: <img ...
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Applescript or Automator service that automatically trusts certificates

I would like to know, if there is a way to make an Automator service or an Applescript that automatically trusts a root certificate. If possible without a prompt for password or Admin privileges. ...
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Deny TCP CONNECT in appfirewall.log - how do I check what's causing it?

What is this telling me? socketfilterfw[22097] <Info>: dovecot: Deny TCP CONNECT (in:7 out:0) I'm trying to track down why none of my iOS devices can connect to my postfix+dovecot mail ...
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Getting the Mac to read PDF files aloud

I tried previous suggestion to have my MacBook to read PDFs with speech. I tried Edit -> start speaking in Preview. I also tried the regular way of of using a shortcut key preset in System Preferences ...
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Yosemite Input and Output Audio Device

I'm using the latest version of Yosemite and use a Sennheiser headset. When pressing alt and clicking the sounds icon in the menubar it's showing a 'Logitech USB headset' in the dropdown, which was my ...
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Can't unpartition disk in Yosemite

I am trying to remove partition 6, but the traditional delete and resize are not working? Any ideas how to do this?
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How to change spelling library in Mac OS X with a shortcut?

Since I'm a Hungarian, but I learn and work in English, I switch the spelling settings in System Preferences approximately 50 times a day, because I'm constantly working with both languages. Is there ...
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Yosemite crashes on startup with henge dock

I am running a 13' macbook pro early 2015 inside a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR). It works perfectly despite the fact that on reboot the system will crash after login credentials have been entered. I have ...
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Sizzling Sound on Yosemite in Multi-Output (Aggregate Device) from the 2. Device

I recently wanted to play my music through multiple output devices at once: My Macbook Pro's internal speakers Bluetooth Speakers As i have found from the internet i have created a Multi-Output ...
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Don't play iMessage notification sound on Mac if read on iPhone

I'm happily receiving and sending iMessages on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.3) and iPhone 4S (iOS 8.3). When I've read a message on one device it notifies about receival (after 30 seconds or so) on the ...
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Install OS X replacing Windows on a Mac without losing data

My brother installed Windows 7 on my Mac. Now I am trying to install OS X Lion but when I select Reinstall OS X, I am not able to select any drive. One of my drive has 1.27 TB of data. Is it possible ...
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“Couldn’t create temporary file” error when erasing free space on startup disk

When I tried to erase space on Disk Utility, it couldn't create a second temporary file for my startup disk.
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Cannot open jpegs in preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5

When I try to open JPEG in Preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5, I get the message: "The file couldn't be opened because you do not have permission to view it. To view or change permissions, select ...
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iTunes totally unresponsive. Wont open or close

iTunes shows as running in dock but cant open or quit, force quit, or even shutdown computer. Running OS X 10.10.3, don't know what iTunes as can't open it!
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iTunes Store Back/Forward Keyboard Shortcuts don't work if changed

FYI: on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running OS 10.10.3 Yosemite, with plenty of RAM & Drive space. using iTunes 12.1.2.27 (everything is up-to-date as far as i know). when browsing the iTunes ...
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Download OS X Yosemite in sections

Is it possible to download OS X Yosemite in several sections as my internet access is not permanent and OS X Yosemite size is more than 5GB? I need to download it in more than 13 sections.
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SSD on Mac Pro early 2011

Recently I bought a SSD and install it on my macbook pro early 2011 regular bay, but when I trying to install new OSX on it (SSD) installer stops with this error: Mar 7 13:56:16 localhost ...
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Where is my disk space going?

My available disk space seems to «vanish» magically. OmniDiskSweeper tells me that 69.5 GB data is on my hard drive, but how come Finder and Terminal (and OmniDiskSweeper's drive list itself) tell me ...
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Specifying which processes can be terminated if hardware resources become scarce

I typically tax the limits of my computer systems' system resources, and "obtain the appropriate hardware to perform the kind of computing you require" is not the solution I am interested in for the ...
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Garageband only recognizes one plugin of three installed

I have three plugins installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components however Garageband only finds the first one I installed, Crystal. The others, Synth1 and TAL-Bassline are ignored, even when I ...
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Some aliases return 'No mapping found'

After editing .bash_profile, .bashrc, .inputrc dotfile config my aliases went silly. Some aliases work as expected. Others for no apparent reason return: No mapping found Press ENTER or type command ...
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Make spotlight open new instance of application instead of going to application

I recently moved from Windows to OSX, and find it frustrating that typing Chrome, Sublime Text or Terminal in Spotlight do not allow me to open a new window, but instead takes me to an open window of ...
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Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog?

This question is very similar to Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?. How to show hidden files and folders in finder? is also related. However, I don't want to always ...
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How to recover a deleted account (the home account was also deleted)

I am running a mac osx version 10.9.5 I have 2 administrators running in my mac (admin A and admin B). admin A is the primary account that I am using and it contains all my files there. I was ...
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External Hard Drive size

I'm using a 13-inch 2013 macbook air with 4gb memory, and after a near disaster with a spilt drink I've realised I need to start backing it up. I don't know what size external hard drive I need ...
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Pages 5.5.2: Why does the text in my table appear “thinner” than the same size/same font text outside the table?

Both fonts are Helvetica, size 11, regular, but the text inside the table appears slightly thinner than the text in the rest of the document. I'm certain it's not a trick of my eye. I would like for ...
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Install MediaWiki on OS X Server (10.10) with server users

I've been searching for a solution for this everywhere and I'm starting to lose hope. I just need to know if there is any way to import users from OS X server into a MediaWiki install. I know that OS ...
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Host OS VPN Enforcement, Virtual Machines allowed on local network

I'm trying to achieve the following goal on OS X 10.10, but I'm not sure what model or how I should go about achieving this. Caveat, this is actually quite a tricky goal, so think of it as a ...
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OS X Yosemite version is a weird number

A friend of mine has something weird going on on his Mac. When he's in the overview tab in the "About this Mac" section his version of OS X is displayed in a weird form - with numbers. The screenshot ...
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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...
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Reminders app showing wrong day, or may be its confused between 1985 and 2085

Please check attached image Anyone faced similar problem? any reason for odd behavior?
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-bash: command not found appears every time

I just recently discovered what terminal was. I started using it today and every time I try a command (like shh) it says that the command was not found. I was instructed to type in echo $PATH and this ...
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Dock is not working anymore

All of a sudden some running applications were not shown on the ⌘+⇥ on-screen list. I had to restart my MBP, running Yosemite 10.10.2. After restarting, ⌘+⇥ was not working any more (no app shown on ...
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Color changing of the window title bar

Is it possible to change the color of the window title bar (possibly with Terminal.app) like in Firefox?