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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running email server (postfix?) on plain Mavericks (NOT server)

I need to run a very simple email server on a plain (non-OSX Server) Mavericks box (Mac mini). All I need to do is be able to receive email with attachments, send it to a Perl/Python script, and send ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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Reinstalling OS X on a MacBook with dead hard drive and no recovery disc

So I got a MacBook (non pro) from a friend but the HDD is dead. After replacing it, I had no way to restore OS X and my friend can't find the recovery/reinstall disc. The model seems too old for ...
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Change keyboard layout but keep shortcuts

I use three different keyboard layouts for three different languages on a regular basis and use a shortcut to cycle between them (this is very handy). The one issue I regularly encounter is that ...
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How can I use an app after installing it via `brew pull`?

Because of a reinstall of the OS and a not perfectly migration of my data I had to reinstall a few things. Under these things were homebrew and truecrypt. brew doctor doesn't show any problems now. ...
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Swapping desktops (unintentionally) on Mavericks [duplicate]

I am using OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 and I have 4 desktops that I use in my daily workflow. From time to time Desktop 2 and Desktop 3 switch places and I cannot figure why. Probably when moving from ...
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I am an admin but several preferences are grey and say “your system administrator has not given you access to this preference pane”

I have admin rights on my mac laptop at work. In the last several days I have lost access to several system preference pane items. Most notably "security and privacy" and notifications. The icons ...
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Launch “Printer Setup Utility” from terminal

Background Trying to load the Printer Setup Utility on OSX Mavericks from the terminal. This is for a setup app which has streamlined interfaces for setting it up. What I've Tried I've tried going ...
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How can I stop the shell command `mate` from opening Textmate 1.x instead of Textmate2?

I've installed mate in the preferences pane in TextMate2. It says "Shell support installed." I added the string export EDITOR="/usr/local/bin/mate -w" to ~/.bashrc as instructed. However, when I use ...
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How many combinations of tags are there for a file?

With the advent of Mavericks, files don't have only labels, they have tags. You can still use it just like labels (and have the classical 'work', 'home', 'urgent', 'to file', ... tags), but it is more ...
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Which directories should I back up to save all of my data?

Would backing up my home directory be enough or does OS X saves important files outside of it I should be aware of? This is not supposed to be a full OS backup, I only want my data. Applications' ...
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How do I remove extra extension when creating a PDF?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, I've noticed that when creating a PDF from another file, such as Pages, the file extension is included in the file name. Is there any way to turn this off? For example, ...
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Sync Mac and iOS music playlist position

Is there an iOS app that will allow playlist position syncing between itself and iTunes on my Mac? I have recently started listening to more playlists without shuffling them, and it would be nice to ...
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How can a manual passkey be set to pair a bluetooth keyboard?

I am working through the process to pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard as described here and can't figure how to perform the manual passkey setup. SingleShot has mentioned of a way to manually set the ...
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How can I permanently force Xerox secure printing?

My clients are printing direct to a network printer (no print server). Xerox have confirmed that the Secure Print Only option is only available in Windows, so I am looking at editing .plists, ...
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Is it safe to lock my startup disk?

A mysterious file keeps appearing on my startup disk. It's most likely a typo in a script or something, but even though it's being created with my user account as the owner, that hasn't helped me ...
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Notes.app on OS X crashing whenever I make an edit in the iOS app

Notes.app on OS X crashes whenever I make an edit in the iOS app and it syncs back down to my Mac. When it crashes, I just open up the app again, and everything is synced up and works perfectly. The ...
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“Unable to delete the user account” in Users & Groups?

On OS 10.9.2, with permissions unlocked, my admin user gets "Unable to delete the user account [username]" when I click the "minus" delete button. I checked the option to archive the user in the ...
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Brute Force on Whole Disk Encryption

I'm helping someone that changed their password (Thanks to corporate policy) and then forgot what they set it to. They remember the first part so I would not need to completely brute force it. I was ...
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Maverick installation problem

Trying to install OS X Mavericks the computer re- started as part of the installation process but when it came back on it just has a white square half way down with the x in a circle and above says ...
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What determines whether 'Warranty' appears in About This Mac?

At the foot of the About This Mac window: some Macs show License Agreement some Macs show License and Warranty. What determines whether the word Warranty appears? (For someone whose late 2013 ...
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OSX 10.9.2: Stuck at quick user switch

I want to quick switch to the other user in the system, but this login screen has stay there for almost half an hour Can I cancel the login via command line or other keyboard combination? I can ssh ...
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Open-source TextWrangler alternative? [closed]

I need to use a text editor that is capable of always saving documents using Windows CRLF line endings. So now I'm using TextWrangler. I am opening files from volumes encrypted with TrueCrypt, and I ...
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Do I have a virus, a back door? Am I hacked?

Recently my MacBook has slowed down a lot, though I haven't downloaded any large files or installed new applications, I've mainly used the web. Yesterday I was doing some work in Photoshop and ...
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How do you enable HiDpi mode for unsupported monitors like the Dell P2815Q in Mavericks?

Has anyone figured out how to enable HiDPI mode for the Dell p2815Q on Mac OS X 10.9? I have tried Quartz Debug, default write commands at the terminal and SwitchResX, to no avail.
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openAL Terminal ends with Error: Couldn't open input file (-43)

I've followed the tutorial of openAL sound on the iPhone. While trying to make input file, I'm getting the error which looks like Error: Couldn't open input file (-43) Here is what I've done so ...
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Verbose mode startup

I've been having sporadic issues where my Macbook Pro Retina hangs at startup. I started up in verbose mode and it always hangs at this message. AppleUSBMultitouchDriver::checkStatus - received ...
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close all the instances of google chrome except first

I can close google chrome with following bash command: kill -9 $(ps -x | grep "Google Chrome" | awk "{print $1}") It closes all instances of google chrome. But I need command that close all the ...
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Fix broken system font

I manually transferred some of the fonts from my old Mac via Fontbook to my retina MacBook Pro. After doing this the font for system popups broke. How can I fix it? Here is an example:
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“newgrp: too many groups” - why is it complaining?

In my earlier question, I got a response recommending the "newgrp" command. It diligently did the job of putting my desired group at the "top of the list" for the "id" command, but, why does it also ...
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Command Line - How do I change the order of a user's group memberships?

I have a troublesome Mac OS X server to deal with. When I ask for my current group membership using this: $ groups | perl -p -e 's/ /\n/g' I get a list of 20+ groups! cactuar ...
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Remount drive without physically disconnecting?

So I have unmounted a usb external hard drive but I went to re-mount it. Is there a command that I can use to remount the drive? Only way I know to re-mount a drive is to disconnect the usb cable ...
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Homebrew doctor warnings requesting library deletions

I got the following list of brew doctor warnings and was wondering if it's safe to delete the libraries and .pc files listed. (I have no idea what they are used for!) Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were ...
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Microsoft Word file is “being used by 'another user'”

Some MS Word DOCX files, and an occasional Excel XLSX file, appear to be open by another user when opened from a server volume. The error message is "Filename" is being used by "another user". Do you ...
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Is there anything special about the “Utilities” folder?

I download a third party app, e.g., Carbon Copy Cloner. Since I think of it as a utility, not an normal application, I want to put it in the /Applications/Utilities folder. I notice that I'm asked to ...
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How do I know which Python install is being used?

If I type the command which python, then I get: Oliviers-iMac:~$ which -a python /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python /usr/bin/python If I then type python --version, ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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Bootcamp system operating missing error after resizing partition

I resized my partition to increase my bootcamp drive few months ago on Disk Utility on Mac and after that I decieded to have more space on Bootcamp partition so I resized it again by set new size for ...
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Logs for checking establishment and disconnect of mac user remotely

I am using Vine VNC Server in Mac OS X for accessing my desktop remotely. I want to fire two scripts: One at establishment of the VNC connection One at disconnection of the VNC connection I ...
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OS X RDP server application

I am searching for a RDP implementation on OS X, but can't find any. Does OS X have an RDP implementation application?
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Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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most of keyboard not working

my MBP's keyboard has mostly stopped working. esc to f12, tab, backspace, all arrow, meta(⌘ ⌥ ⌃), and shift work, noting else. Caps lock won't even light. Up until the word caps lock I was using ...
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How can I automatically add a fax cover sheet

I've got a USR Fax Modem setup on a mac mini server. Everyone is able to send faxes using this thing. Pretty cool. However, I'd really like to create a cover page that would be attached ...
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Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
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Open all folders by another app than “Finder” in OS X 10.9 (Mac)

I have successfully removed Finder from the dock to make Forklift app (another explorer app)a permanent habit for exploring files and folders. The only issue is the folders now as double clicking on ...
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Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk

I'm using OS X Parental Controls to limit what my son can do on our Mac. He has his own user account, managed by the Parental Controls. Under Website Restrictions, I've chosen "Allow access to only ...
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How can I locate a stolen MacBook that didn't have Find My Mac turned on?

My MacBook was stolen. Unfortunately, I didn't have Find My Mac turned on. Is there any way to track it's whereabouts so I can recover it?
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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina fails to wake up

I have late 2013 rMBP and very often it fails to wake up after closing the lid. It crashes and restarts. How do I find out which process or application causes those failed attempts to wake up? I try ...
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Do OS-X app bundles always contain Info.plist - CFBundleExecutable?

I wonder if OS-X app bundles always have a Info.plist - CFBundleExecutable configuration? Thank you in advance for answers.