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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Macbook Pro 2013 slow startup from sleep since Yosemite

I have an 8GB Macbook Pro (2013) and have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. Everything has been fine except when I wake it from sleep. Firstly, it brings up the login screen but the ...
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mac 10.5.8 with iphoto 7.1.5

I am trying to download photos from my new I pad air, and it won't let me!! I have tried to update iphoto, but it tells me it is up to date, and I can't upgrade my computer as all. Help please!
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How To Add Per-Webpage, Not Per-Website Icons for Favorites View In Yosemite

I am dealing with this mess of icons in OS X Yosemite Safari's Favorites view: Note how nice and easy it is to visually locate the IPython and AWS icons: I would like to have similar icons ...
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Accent popup in Terminal.app?

I was wondering if anyone has figured out a way to enable the press-and-hold accent popup in Terminal.app, where it does not work out of the box? Does not have to be press-and-hold, but some way to ...
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List contents and extract individual files from password protected archive file

I want to list contents of a compressed archive file, then choose some individual files to be extracted. Archive is password protected. I tried Unarchiver and Keka but it seems none of them has a ...
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Is there a way to show Spotlight indexing status/progress in Yosemite?

In previous versions of OS X, you could click the Spotlight icon in the menu bar to show the status of the Spotlight indexing, and it would show an estimate ("6 hours left"), along with a progress ...
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What's wrong with the Weather widget on OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

I have a little problem with the Weather widget in Notification Center in Yosemite. It appears to be missing some of the info from the server.
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Troubles after changing keyboard layout with Ukelele

I used Ukelele and modified a layout. I copied the bundle file from /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts to my desktop, then saved my new layout to the bundle-file. I replaced the original one with the ...
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Updated to OS X Yosemite, everything has deleted

So I've already tried to find a solution on Google, but I'm not really good at following some broad IT instructions. If you guys could help, that's be more than awesome! After I installed OS X ...
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View machine name on login screen

Is there a way to view the machine name on the Yosemite login screen? It's been a few versions, I believe, since this was a default.
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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay ...
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Finder Menu Services No Longer Working

In Pre-Yosemite, I had some finder menu services (i.e. Right-Click, see 'Services' in menu, hover over, and you'd see Services created in Automator) that I made. As a developer, these were very handy ...
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How to search a phrase in Preview of OS X?

When I search for a term like "formation water", preview returns everything starting with formation and not the term "formation water". How can I search for a phrase in Preview?
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Can you disable Today's Date in the Today View in Yosemite Notification Center?

While it's possible to remove the Today Summary from the view you cannot remove the date. It's superfluous while using a calendar app such as Fantastical. Any way to tweak this? Thanks.
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How do you get Spotlight to search in sub-directories?

How do you get Spotlight to search in sub-directories like Windows Explorer does? Here I have done the same search on the same directory - the root of the usb drive SFD223128GB using both OS X Finder ...
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Disable today view in Yosemite

I am looking for some sort of setting to disable the 'Today' tab in notification center. Is anyone aware of some command like: sudo defaults write ...
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“Import from Scanner” greyed out in Preview app

I have a Canon Pixma MG6300 printer/scanner for which I properly installed the drivers. I know it is supposed to show in the Preview app under File > Import from Scanner. This menu item, however, ...
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Fixing a Messed Up $PATH in Yosimite

I had troubles installing node with Homebrew as Homebrew does something weird to the node install that installing Yeoman generators seems to be hindered a bit. My issue, however, is that I think ...
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How did the function “Save As…” change to “Duplicate”?

I recently noticed that within Pages ('09), Numbers ('09), Keynote ('09), the menu entry: File > Save As… had been replaced by a new one: File > Duplicate On the other hand I still use this ...
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Change the menu bar icon of WhatPulse

I'd like to make the WhatPulse icon white to make it match the rest of the icons in Yosemite dark mode. I've looked in the package contents of WhatPulse.app, but I don't find any images in the ...
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How to get full path of MP4 file used by portal in Safari?

I am looking for the full url of this video on this portal: http://www.atv.hu/videok/video-20141102-havas-a-palyan-1-resz-2014-11-01 In source of the HTML I found this: <div ...
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Yosemite Apple Brown highlight color

Is it possible to find the RGB values of the "Apple Brown" highlight color Apple introduced in Yosemite?
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Why do my custom alias icons keep changing back to default icons?

I have created alias shortcuts for several applications on my Macbook pro Desktop and added custom icons. My problem is that every now and then when I shut off my computer or put it to sleep, the ...
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How to disable Command + Left keyboard shortcut in Yosemite

CMD + LEFT is a really important shortcut that i use in multiple applications on my mac: (go to back in google chrome, to put the cursor in the beginning of line in any IDE...etc.). however, it seems ...
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Removing items from Finder Toolbar

I'm on Mac OS X 10.7.5. In Finder windows, besides the sidebar, there is a sort of "upbar", right below the name of the folder you are viewing but before the colum/list/icon view of it, where you can ...
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Trying to convert pdf to text for free

I am using OSX and would like to be able to convert pdf files to text but don't have the money to buy software. Any suggestions? thanks
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waking up from locked screen with just keyboard

I'm on OS X 10.9.5. I do not like using mouse/trackpad, and mostly work with keyboard only. One annoying thing is that when the OS is locked (screen lock) and the power saving for the monitor is ...
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Install older OS X on latest Mac Mini

I need Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) in order to work with some legacy software and I want to buy new Mac Mini computer. Is it possible to install this OS on a new Mac Mini or it's not compatible ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 rebooting on startup

When booting up and logging into my MacBook Pro, I get the following error message: localhost com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] <Emergency>: Boot task failed: fsck-safe localhost ...
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What does “sudo nvram boot-args=”debug=0x10“” do to my Mac?

Because Parallels Desktop 10 and Fusion 7 both run slow on Yosemite, there are KB articles which make the users execute sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" For instance here: ...
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How does maximizing/full screen work in Mavericks and Yosemite?

OSX features full-screen mode in recent versions but that's not really the same thing as automatically resizing a window to use the full desktop like on Windows... And, what is the + button supposed ...
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How to change the font size of the Reminders app?

Is there a way to increase the font size of the Reminders app? It was easy in Mavericks, by changing a text file inside the app package, but I can't find it anymore on yosemite. The text is just too ...
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Old folder icon in Google Drive app on OS 10.10 Yosemite

Have this little problem, anyone knows how to fix it? Update the app didn't help. Tnx!
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What is causing launchd to burn my CPU?

I'm running Yosemite, a clean install. launchd continuously runs at 100% CPU. Since the Yosemite upgrade I can't change the log level with 'sudo launchctl log level debug' Checking top or Activity ...
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My minimized app is not restored by clicking on the app (or a dock shortcut)

I have an app created using Qt... For now I placed it on desktop. Normal behavior: minimize app -> a "something" shows at the end of dock. Clicking either on that "something" or on the executable ...
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Is it possible to use an animated image for the user picture?

So I dragged my .gif onto he default globe, and it shows the popup allowing me to edit the dimensions of my image. While I am zooming in/out, it is still animating. I was overjoyed at this, thinking ...
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Notes deleted after updating to Yosemite

My notes have been deleted after updating the OS on my Macbook Pro from Lion to Yosemite. How can I recover them? MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)
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How can I guard myself from Wirelurker?

Just saw an article about the vicious malware that is Wirelurker. In short, Wirelurker can attack even non-jailbroken iOS devices, and has great potential to turn these wonderful iOS devices into dumb ...
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Create custom text transformation

In a text box, I can right click and select Transformations > Make Uppercase. Is it possible to create my own text transformations? a super simplified example would be to wrap the selected text in ...
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How to escape modal dialog in Safari?

A certain Safari tab is asking for a username/password that I do not have. I can click "Cancel" on the authentication dialog but it immediately pops up again. The dialog is modal, meaning that it ...
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Pantum P1000 prints only the first page

I have a late-2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display. Yesterday I put on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Since then my printer prints only the first page of articles. What should I do? Is it related to my recent ...
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What is the meaning behind the Mac OS X Console application Icon?

I tried searching on web but could not find any substantial answer about the meaning behind this icon.
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Scroll lag after external display connect

After connecting or disconnecting external display some lag appears on every scroll in every app. Only restart helps (or windowserver restart). This problem was on Mavericks and still on Yosemite. It ...
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How can I get 256 colors on the default Terminal over SSH?

Lots of similar questions, but I can't quite seem to find anything that is an exact match. I am using the default Terminal (in Yosemite) to SSH into a VM. The VM's terminal is set up to use ...
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Connecting to OS X server with Windows 7

I run an OSX server in my office (Previously Mavericks now upgraded to Yosemite) and I need to allow a few Windows laptops to the server. I have never been fully successful at doing connect to the ...
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OSX - Cancel click

Plain and clear : How do you cancel a click after you press the mouse. Say for example I press the mouse on a close button to close an application, but then I change my mind and want to cancel the ...
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Terminal directory delete issue

I don't really know what it is called but it was an issue for me. So here is what I was doing: Created Directory with content and have it open in finder Open a terminal and go to the same ...
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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Panic on boot, need to use single user mode (was: need to rebuild kext cache)

I'm getting this at every boot on one Mac: With some searching and asking around I've found that I can get a successful boot if I boot into single-user mode, mount / as read/write, and then do ...
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g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...