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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“Couldn’t create temporary file.” error when erasing free space on external disk

I was trying to wipe the free space of an external USB 3.0 disk in OS X (Yosemite) disk utility. However, I receive the following error: EDIT: The disk is formatted as GUID / Mac OS Extended ...
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OS X based RFID Printing Solution

We are in the process of upgrading our servers at our school. Right now we use Safecom to manage our print queues for each user. Each user that is allowed to print can do so via logging in using an ...
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How can I copy a selection of files from multiple folders into multiple folders?

I am developing an Android-app in OS X, and want to use some third-party icons. I have downloaded and extracted the icons into this folder structure: drawable-mdpi ic_icon1.png ... drawable-hdpi ...
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Tilde (~) File in Macintosh Directory

Last night I discovered what looks like an unusual file named "~" (tilde) in the root of my "Macintosh HD" directory on my MacBook. Finder reports the file is 2.2MB in size, of kind "TextEdit.app ...
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How to check if someone else has blocked me?

For various reasons, I believe that someone has blocked me in iMessage, but I am not 100% sure. Right now, it shows the message is delivered. Is there a way to see if they blocked me, or if they ...
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Ipod 5th generation is not syncing to my mac OS X

I've had my mac several months (purchased used) and just downloaded itunes on it this past weekend when I purchased my ipod touch 5th generation. I had only like 14 songs on there that were puchased ...
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Where did this file come from

I started up Disk Utility to mount an external HD and noticed an image file decryptedFile.dmg Any idea where this file could have come from ls -l@ shows:- -rw-r--r--@ 1 root wheel 15643651 17 Feb ...
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Does anyone know of a todo-list app that can sync via USB between iOS and Mac?

I've been looking for a todo-list app that can sync directly (via local/tethered USB) between my MacBook Pro (currently running Mavericks, upgrading soon to Yosemite) and iPod Touch 5 (running iOS 8). ...
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Is OS X 10.10.2 faster than Windows 8.1 on same hardware?

I run geekbench on some computer on 10.10.2 get 7500,and on windows on same computer get 7200,does this mean OS X 10.10.2 faster than Windows 8.1 on same hardware?
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Mac Encrypted HDD Please help!

Hi everyone I have encrypted a partition of an external hard drive from the mac desktop. I pressed that key button then pressed memorable and it changed my entire password unknowingly. I need help. ...
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Remove Google Chrome from Dock when running google packaged apps

So.. I use Postman - Rest client (Packaged App) which come in google chrome store and can be launched as an app but with google chrome engine. If I launch this packaged app from dock, google chrome ...
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Why can I not create a directory on my external hard-drive?

When I try to make a new directory on my external hard-drive I get a message saying that it is a "Read-only file system" LU06296APPLE:~ fortinok$ mkdir /Volumes/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop - Remote Resource different behaviour than in full client

I'm using MS Remote Desktop 8.0.13 (Build 25377) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to connect to a Windows Server 2008 Terminalserverfarm. If I execute the application (Password Safe 7) on the full client it ...
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How to create a private distribution list in Mail.app?

I know I can make a group in Contacts, and send a message to the group. Is there a way to hide the list of recipients? I have this setting in Mail prefs: I don't know any other setting to tweak. ...
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Sync bookmarks between iOS8 and OS X 10.10 without iCloud

iCloud is not on option. Sync via Google solutions is not an option for the same reasons. Looking for a local sync solution. How can I locally sync bookmarks between iOS 8 and OS X 10.10? I cannot ...
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Whiteout (missing UI graphics) on toolbar icons in Yosemite

Getting this weird UI whiteout on all toolbar icons all of a sudden. Any idea how to get rid of this? I have been using this version of OS X for a while with no problems at all.
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Is there a browser that has a “tab history” to easily traverse lots of tabs to the Nth one before the current tab?

Sometimes I have scores of tabs open in Safari, and while working on one tab I need to refer to another tab (or several other tabs) and return to the one I was working on. Sometimes it is ...
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Active Mac Desktop screen with the cursor on Multi-desktop configuration

I like to work with many mac desktop with two monitors. It is a bit bothersome to click in a particular desktop to activate it to work on it. So, I think that it could be a way for doing this more ...
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Screen annotation software to draw on any app in OSX

I want to draw on any app pdfs, videos, code. It would be helpful to aid in demonstration in a class setting for me. Do you know if any such app exists that does not require an external pen i.e. using ...
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phpinfo() displays Wrong version openssl in OS X

I upgraded openssl from version 0.9.8zc to OpenSSL 1.0.2 version. I used this web page How to upgrade OpenSSL in OS X? to do this. The next step I upgraded php to 5.6 version from this web page ...
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OSX: modifying text selection with ⌘⇧→ and ⌘⇧←

I've selected some text using my keyboard, starting at the bottom line and moving up (the | character indicates the cursor position): AAA |{BBB CCC DDD} EEE FFF Now, I would like to ...
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Running Xcode 6 on 2009 iMac

I currently have Yosemite on my Early 2009 iMac. This iMac has a 2 GHz CPU and 2 GB of ram. However, whenever I try to run Xcode 6 on this Mac, it is slow-very slow. When monitoring my cpu, it hovers ...
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How to run Unison through automator?

I like to set up unison through Automator to run in the background to sync up two of my folders in a dropbox-like manner, but Automator apparently fails to run unison through shell script. I have ...
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Encrypt folder on Mac without dmg file so that the contents can expand in size

I want to encrypt some folders on my Mac. I know there is a way of doing it by making a dmg file, but I also want to keep editing those folders. So I just want to encrypt that folder while being able ...
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How to view path of Dock Icon

I moved a folder and now the dock item cannot find the application. How can I view the path of the pointer in a Dock item?
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Mail in OS X and iOS not able to keep Junk messages in the folder

Probably 3 or 4 times now I've gotten some spam that made it through the various filters and into my inbox. I then mark it as junk using either built in mail application on my Mac or iPhone, and the ...
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Adobe Flash on OSX 10.5.8

I can't get flash to work properly on an older version of Mac OSX (10.5.8) running the latest version of chrome I can run on it (21.0.1180.90). There are several of posts that have no real ...
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Should I disable Virtual Memory on SSD in OS X Yosemite?

Should I, or do I need to, disable memory swapping when my OS is installed on an SSD? I run OSX 10.10.2 with 16GB of memory. Currently, Activity Monitor reports I have 16GB of virtual memory ...
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About repairing permissions in the mac mini

If one uses several different programs including the mac disk utility to repair permissions on the computer maybe 3 or 4 times in one day can this 'hurt' the computer or can one use these utility ...
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Yahoo Search has hijacked all my internet browsers (Safari, Firefox). How to remove the adware/malware?

Today I installed a program that I'm familiar with and that I have used before called Filezilla using SourceForge. I've never had a problem with it before, and I only uninstalled it because I had no ...
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Making a default window size and preview size for folders on a Mac

I work for a photography company and we have just switched to Mac for showing our photos directly to our clients when they come to our booth. The change to Mac has changed how we show our photos. We ...
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Intel Core 2 Duo and Yosemite

I have a iMac circa 2009/2010 running a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2GB RAM installed. If I was to upgrade to Yosemite, even with an upgrade to 8GB RAM, would this be enough to run Yosemite well? ...
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Using Launchbar to make Popclip appear

PopClip is a Mac app that adds the iOS functionality of a bunch of options showing up above selected text. PopClip automatically appears every time I select text, and that's annoying, so I want to ...
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which apps comes free with yosemite macbook pro?

i want to know which apps comes free when buy apple macbook pro os x yosemite new. I want to see 1st look of app. Can anyone tell me. I m afraid if i missed anyone while reinstalling again!cos i feel ...
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Limit hard drive i/o usage by one process (Dropbox)

I'm using only 5% of 1TB given by Dropbox and it regularly chokes my Mac Mini's HDD by "Downloading file list" too often. I think it's just a poor performance (it started since the last Dropbox ...
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How to change Artist profile image?

Is there anyway to force/change/reset the profile image that shows up for an Artist in iTunes?
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Apple Mail keeps crashing frequently after RAM problem

Update: while waiting for a response I managed to solve the matter, first by running mail from a different account (it worked flawlessly); and second by running Onyx - it has the feature of rebuilding ...
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how can I enable “move to applications folder” dialog box again?

When installing an app from the downloads folder I used to get a dialog box "move to applications folder" which had a checkbox for not showing it again. I had checked it and the dialog box stopped ...
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How can I identify files and programs connected to the kernel_task process in Mac OS?

I understand that the kernel_task process is linked to several .kext files found in System/Library/Extensions (and possibly Library/Extensions ?) How can I identify which files are contributing to ...
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How to adjust a desktop picture through the command line (terminal)?

So after some research, I came along this wonderful little gem for setting a desktop background through the command line. osascript tell application "Finder" set desktop picture to POSIX file ...
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Recover photos from the iTunes backup of a dead iPhone

My wife's iPhone 4 just died: it won't turn on and doesn't charge. It's basically a brick right now. She needs to recover the photos on it. Is there any way to recover this from the iTunes backup ...
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Share Site via local webserver

I have a local webserver running on my machine (Mavericks). How can others on my network view the page that I'm hosting?
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How to repair and/or reinstall Homebrew safely?

I am trying to repair Homebrew. I recently tried to reinstall it but when I typed "brew doctor" My output was: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent ...
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How to setup and backup in Time Machine when there is only one hard drive showing?

then other window open which shows internet written their and they says no airpot found searching for it....!2 and if i go to disk utility there is only one hard drive shows "machinetosh hd"!2 i ...
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An application will automatically reinstalled from mac app store after uninstallation

It's so weird that I don't know how to explain it. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is the application that I'm talking about. I don't remember installing it, and first time I see it in my launchpad, I ...
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iMac login window doesn't react for a long time when waking up my mac

I have several problems with my iMac. I have an iMac 27" Late 2012 with an Intel Core i7 3,4 GHz, 16 GB Ram, 3 TB Fusion Drive, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (1 GB Ram) and OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. Every ...
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How can I choose a specific location for Logic's 40GB of additional content?

I have an SSD onto which I've installed the operating system OS X 10.10.1, as well as my applications. I also have a much larger and much slower internal HDD for storage and other rarely-accessed ...
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OSX keyboard shortcut for pushing button with underlined character

Is it possible on OSX to push buttons that have an underlined character? In Windows you can hold in ALT and push the key that is underlined on the button. Example: On Windwos I can hit the ...
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Mac Won't Boot. Help needed

I use top-notch MBPRO15 Late 2011 with the latest OSX and all the recent updates installed. I had booting problems before which I managed to solve through command+option+P+R. I'm not sure what exactly ...
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Late 2008 Apple Aluminium MacBook complete reinstall [duplicate]

I have a pretty old Aluminum Macbook (late 2008). I pretty much have the original MacOS installation, continuously upgraded to Mac OS Yosemite. Nowadays, it is kind of hard to get by with 250 GB of ...