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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HP printers stopped working mavericks

I have two HP deskjet printers (deskjet 5100 and 5150) and one laser Brother. None of the HP printers work on Mavericks. Brother works fine. I did a printing system reset, I did a SMC reset, removed ...
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Changing /etc/hosts not getting affected

I have added the following line in my /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com so my full /etc/hosts looks like: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 ...
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Many applications hanging after OS 10.9.5 update

I have a four year old MacBook Pro with 8 GB of memory. Two years ago I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD. It has been working very reliably, only needing a restart every few months. Then I updated ...
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How to increase size of clipboard in OS X?

I like to copy and paste long comma separated lists. But lately I've found that my clipboard hasn't been keeping the entirety of what I want to copy. (I've tried the copy a single space to clear the ...
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Macbook Pro 180 Degree Screen

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro With OS X 10.9.3 the 2.3 GHZ Intel i5 and 8 GB of 1333 MHZ DDR3 Ram. When I plug in my Cintiq Companion Hybrid. I run it in mirror mode at 720P because the Cintiq has a ...
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Recompiling bash to avoid shellshock seems to have messed up bash

I probably shouldn't have even messed with it, but I followed the instructions to recompile bash here: How do I recompile Bash to avoid Shellshock (the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169)? ...
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Copy folder into multiple folders

I have a folder that I need to copy into 400 other folders. Instead of writing code to do this is there an easy way to paste into multiple folders?
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Merging multiple AIFF files from the command line

Is there a way to put multiple commands in different voices into the same audio file. I know you can do this: say -v "Cellos" "la di da" -o ex.aiff But I have multiple commands in different voices ...
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performSegueWithIdentifier is not performing in swift [closed]

I am learning swift through the Udemy course. In a section they have shown the coding for performing segue. i tried the same, but its not changing, I tried printing a phrase "page changed" at the same ...
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Have Apple announced whether the “Shellshock” bash update will be applied automatically via the App Store patching mechanism?

As described here, I'm technically vulnerable to the "Shellshock" bug in my shell. I'm running Mavericks. Apple has released an update to bash that addresses this issue. As per the example test ...
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Is it possible to install an old version of Mac OS on a new Mac?

I know that Apple doesn't want me to run a version of Mac OS older than the one my Mac came with, but is there a way around this? For example: if I buy a new Retina MacBook Pro, is there a way to run ...
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Unable to extend my partition

I have searched through this site alot and i wasn't able to find any solutions. My situation is the following: I decided to install linux to dual boot with OSX at my 1TB fully encrypted with FV2 hard ...
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“Open applications folder” keyboard shortcut does not work

When I try to open the Applications folder with the keyboard shortcut cmd + shift + a nothing happens. I already had a look in System Preferences > Keyboard, but no shortcut has a warning triangle ...
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Update OS X without using discrete graphics card

I have a Macbook Pro late 2011 and my discrete GPU stopped working about a month ago, so now I have to use the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card only. Anyway, I've deleted some kexts related to my old AMD ...
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Reclaim Delete freespace Partition after Yosemite removal [closed]

Many of you face the same issue , that you install Yosemite in a second partition and once you decided to remove Yosemite and go back to Mavericks, you are not able to claim the Freespace partition in ...
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Desktop files and folders always moving

In OSX 10.9.5 my desktop folders re-arrange when a new window is opened. I have "sort by" off. I can arrange my folders and then when I open a new window (not every time) all of the folders will ...
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brew bundle reporting “Error: unknown command: bundle”

I'm completely puzzled by this one. I have refactored my install scripts to use the new brew bundle feature. However, I'm getting "Error: unknown command: bundle" $ which brew /usr/local/bin/brew $ ...
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Why is /var symlinked to /private/var? [duplicate]

Why is /var symlinked to /private/var? I understand the general purpose symlinks serve, but I'm curious what specifically is making use of this link.
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How to stop my machine asking for multiple passwords when I log in?

Ever since I changed my user account password, every time I log in to my machine I have to enter multiple passwords. First, I enter the new account password to actually log in. Once I'm at my desktop ...
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OS-X: How to copy files according to their file types from an external hard drive onto an OS-X computer?

I have a lot of files (music, pictures, documents) on an external hard drive that I want to copy into the respective folders on OS-X. I would like to automate the copying process and put all .bmp, ...
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Can't compile PHP 5.6.1 from source

I'm trying to compile PHP 5.6.1 on my MacBook Pro but I can't seem to get pass all the problems. I get stuck with the error message at make: clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use ...
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Open a link in Safari with a keyboard shortcut

In Safari, is it possible to navigate through links on the webpage by means of the keyboard? For example, I made a search in Google and would like to open the first or second link from the web ...
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Run Script on Logout Without Use of Logout Hook

I've been looking into running a few cleanup commands when a user logs out, however the old logout hook feature, although still functioning, has been deprecated for some time now so may not be with us ...
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iTunes does not have ibooks option

I recently bought mac book air. In that I have itunes 11.2.1 version. Now I want to move all of my contents from my previous mac book's itunes to this new one and completely sync both my ipad and ...
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File Not Found Error while including bits/stdc++.h

My System: MacOSX 10.9 64-bit Hey guys, I am working on Sublime Text 3. I have included the #include <bits/stdc++.h> but when I am compiling the source code, adityas-air% g++ 285C.cpp ...
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OSX 10.9.5 automount AFP network volume?

I'm having problems getting automount to mount an AFP share at startup. If I, as a non-root user, issue the following command from my terminal: mount -t afp afp://user:pass@server/share-name ...
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How can I make Ruby net::http stop stalling on ipv6?

There are some tools critical to my workflow that talk to www.pivotaltracker.com using ruby. Some combination of updating from Ruby 2.1.2 to Ruby 2.1.3, recent os x system updates, and brew updates ...
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mount a mac-DVD on Ubuntu in order to share it to Mac

I have a Macbook pro retina 15" and obviously it doesn't have a DVD ROM, so I would like to share my ubuntu DVD drive on the other laptop to see my Mac-DVD softwares. The problem is the difference ...
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What is the meaning of the command lsof +L1

lsof +L1 My understanding is that the command above shows files that have been deleted but are still open. These files have a “link count” of 0, meaning that there is no directory entry (no link, ...
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Not able to access special characters i.e. @,( etc

How do I access special characters on the keyboard when writing emails? I push the Shift key and the 2 to receive the @ but it continues to give me a 2 what is wrong?
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Copy progress window missing when trying to copy in Finder

When I copy on my iMac using Finder in OS X 10.9.5, the popup window which shows the copy process and other related information (Speed, Files left, etc.) does not appear. How can I restore this ...
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Can't install OS X on MacBook Pro after installing Windows 8

So my hard drive stopped working, water damage I think. I bought myself a new ssd and straightaway put Windows on it as I use it for work. This was a few months ago I'm now stuck as I can't figure ...
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Is it possible to make a custom OSX distro?

Yesterday I was forced to reinstall OSX because I stupidly used dd and formatted my main drive - a typo in a script I write! I was having issues with the Internet and the installer kept crashing, ...
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How to add GPS data to photos?

When I make photos with iPhone, these show GPS latitude + longitude in many software. My normal camera has no GPS. How to add GPS info to these photos?
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No access privileges after new setup via Terminal commands OSX 10.5.8

I have an old G5 Mac running OSX 10.5.8 (leopard)and I had forgotten my admin password. I used some excellent terminal commands I found at Ask Different to Reset the initial setup. I used a different ...
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Label view on Apple Mail for OSX

I'm using Apple Mail on OSX (Mavericks). Since I'm accustomed to use Gmail webmail, which shows labels behind each email, I'm looking for a way to show labels (see for instance picture below) in a ...
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Cant access firewall in system preferences; firewall tab is greyed out

I have tried multiple things to rememdy this issue. I have tried enabling and logging in as root, tried to clone the system preferences app and accessing security and privacy from the view menu and ...
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The icons do not update in the Finder or Get Info Tab

I recently changed my text editor default from 'Text Wrangler' to 'Sublime Text' but even then all the default icons for the files types such as .js and .php still show TextWrangler default icon. When ...
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iMac 2009 Mac OSX 10.7.5 Mem 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

The Window All My Files in Favorites stopped showing any files 2 days ago. for me it's the most helpful Library of all, and where I often go for my active files of all types. Why would it just ...
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OS X mavericks update issue

am trying to update my iMac 21.5 inch mid 2010 from os x mavericks 10.9.1 to 10.9.5 to work on Xcode 6 but it always fail and give me the alert message OS X Update could not be verified . It may have ...
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how can I configure a mac to modify parent directory timestamps when programs touch files

I would prefer to have all parent directories timestamps modified when a file is modified by any program. Is this possible on a mac? Basically, for huge build systems with 100 directories, we would ...
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Reinstalling MacOS X Snow Leopard on a Mac over a crashed linux Ubuntu

I have been a given an iMac 24" with a crashed Ubuntu installed on it. I have an install CD of Snow Leopard (not a machine dedicated one). I use a PC keyboard. How can I install SL onto that machine ...
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How do I place bullet points next to centered text on Pages v5?

I am making a list with centered text, paired with a centered bullet point to the left of the text. I am attempting to create the following list (this is a rendering): But, I end up with this when ...
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App Store on OS X broken after system restoration from backup [duplicate]

I recently had to restore my installation of OS X 10.9.4 from a backup. Since then(*), the App Store application is broken. It displays an empty window showing the MAS symbol and the menu bar. ...
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Ruby on OS X 10.9 Ignoring gems because extensions are not built

Every few days this will happen when doing various things in Ruby CLI (notably, using the knife utility for Chef) on OS X (unable to replicate in other environments; Linux, FreeBSD, etc.): Ignoring ...
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Apple “option” keyboard shortcuts and touch typing

Apple keyboards can have shortcuts using alt/option to type non-standard characters. For example, I can type the Swedish å by using alt+k and then typing a, and the Portuguese ç by using alt+c and ...
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64 bit chrome beta OS X 10.9.5

Apparently Chrome Beta for OS X is supposed to be 64 bit. (e.g. http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/08/29/chrome-38-beta-arrives-new-user-switching-profiles-guest-mode-64-bit-default-mac/ I have the ...
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Where is clipboard data stored?

Is there an actual file where the data is stored while I have something in my clipboard?
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Using Command-backtick (⌘-`) to toggle between windows

As far as I can tell, Command-backtick (⌘-`) behaviour in OSX 10.9 works as follows: Given a stack of windows for the current application 1 2 3 4 5 6 in order of most to least recently used: Do it ...
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Why large size calculation difference: Mac Finder vs du?

I have just noticed that for some of my directories on an external disk there is a huge difference in calculated size depending on whether I use the GUI Finder or du (or rather du -h). Using Finder on ...