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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How to know if Drive is SSD or HDD through Terminal?

I would like to know if there is a way through Terminal commands in Mac OS X to find if an attached drive is SSD or HDD.
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This update is for an app downloaded with a different Apple ID. Sign in with that Apple ID and try again

After upgrading to Yosemite I see under App Store > Updates. This update is for an app downloaded with a different Apple ID. Sign in with that Apple ID and try again.
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Mac Reset Password Prompt/Script

So, I'm setting up Mac's for new users. I create their profile and give a default password (the same one) to each new user. My question is, when the user goes into the computer for the first time(it ...
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Rename SMB Servers

I have 2 SMB servers that I connect to on a daily basis. One is my development server and the other is my production server. Both of them are a little different in the folder structure. When they are ...
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Run a program/script when the screen is locked or unlocked

Is there a way to run a specified script or program when the screen is locked or unlocked? Ideally a bash function or an AppleScript. Is there an event that I could subscribe to that would allow me ...
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Hostname changes all the time from capital to not capital and back

my Macbook air is called Johannes-Air. But when I open the terminal sometimes it says Johannes-Air and sometimes johannes-air. Does anyone know why this happens and how to stop it?
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Where is the Display Calibrator Assistant on my hard drive?

I'd like to use the Display Calibrator Assistant without going through the process of opening the system preferences. Does anyone know where the program is located on my hard drive? I've done a ...
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Number of recent items not working

Applications like for example TextEdit show multiple entries in the Open Recent list despite that the number of recent items is set to none in the system preferences. Is there another way to adjust ...
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Dialing from MacBook shows that my iPhone is already on a call

When using the new continuity feature in OS X Yosemite together with my iPhone 5S running iOS 8, I can't dial from my MacBook. Here's what I do: Both devices are on the same Wifi network Both ...
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Yosemite: Disabling inertia scrolling using scroll wheel for the mouse

Is there a way to disable inertia scrolling (scrolling speeds up the faster you scroll the mouse wheel) for Yosemite for only the mouse? I understand the reason for inertia scrolling for the trackpad, ...
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On which processor does my simulations run? [migrated]

I am currently running 11 numerical simulations (coded in C) on another Mac computer via my Terminal using ssh and screen (Bash) on Mac OS. The computer that is running the 11 processes has 16 ...
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Use SOCKS proxy for several IP addresses on OSX Yosemite

I just wanna use socks proxy for some ip addresses. I found this setting: Sorry for non-English screenshot. Here is OSX Networking settings for SOCKS proxy. I can see only "black list" for ip ...
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Mac Speech 'choppy'

Is there any reason why the text to speech reader will sound choppy? On the first attempt to read a block of text, it stops for a split second every few clauses - even failing to say some words along ...
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Apple Macbook Dual Monitor MST

I was looking into buying dual monitors for my Mid 2012 nonRetina MacBook. I really liked the looks of the Dell UltraSharp 24 (U2414H) According to Dell, the Monitor supports MST for the Display ...
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iMessage out of whack… how to “reset”

I had iMessage working just fine with the latest iOS8 on my iPad, iPhone & Yosemite OSX on my MBP... then after a system restart on my MBP a week+ ago iMessage is all out of whack. It works fine ...
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macbook startup error stop sign appears after long shutdown

I have a MacBook Pro A1286. Recently I reinstalled operating system to OS X Lion (10.7)/ After that I started getting stop error on start up: Usually the error appears after a long shutdown. (I ...
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How can I boot an Intel Core i7 iMac in 64-bit mode?

I have an iMac running OS X 10.6.8. The processor is a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 and the machine has 4 GB of RAM. How can I boot the computer in 64-bit mode (instead of 32-bit mode) so that I can upgrade ...
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Set sublime text to read .asp files as .php files (with php syntax)

I have a few .asp files that I want to edit with Sublime Text, however, I always have to change the syntax to PHP under View -> Syntax -> PHP. Is there anyway that I can make Sublime Text ...
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How to mouse copy a very long line in vim terminal OS X

I want to copy with mouse one line from one vim terminal to another vim terminal. This line is huge and has a hidden character (I presume at the beginning) that I do not want to copy. In other ...
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Unmount/ Disable access to a partition to a particular user on Mac

I have two user accounts in my Mac. Admin Account managed by parental controls I also have two partitions Mac OS(system partition) LocalDisk I want to restrict the users of second account to ...
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Yosemite: launchd scheduled jobs do not run

Since upgrading to Yosemite, all my launchd scheduled jobs do not run on their specific time set. The system log does not have any launchd related logs that can hint what the problem is. A sample ...
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How do I get a backslash when in Japanese input mode in Yosemite?

I've run in Japanese input mode for 6 years now. I generally had no issues. Now with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) I can no longer type a backslash.This means in order to use the Terminal I have to completely ...
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Manually clear dns cache on mavericks

My DNS cache is broken for a few websites (most notably codeship.com) so I need to clear it. As instructed on numerous websites I've run dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder in ...
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Add a path to the system PATH [duplicate]

Please help me figure out how to set a system wide PATH..... I have upgraded svn to version 1.8.10 on osx 10.9 One of the required steps was adding the address of the current svn to the PATH. ...
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How to change selection color in appearance?

I usually use the "graphit" appearance in Yosemite. With "blue" I don't like the selection color. However I miss the red-yellow-green colors on the left from the "blue" appearance. Is there some ...
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Fullscreen a running application from the terminal

I'm trying to pull a prank on a friend. I have a shell script that continuously cats a C source code file so make it look like the terminal is "hacking" something. The next thing I would like to do is ...
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Can't navigate Time Machine interface (going backwards/forwards in time) since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite, when I open Time Machine on a folder, I can't navigate backwards in time anymore, on any folder. The arrows are grayed out. Usually, this is because Time Machine ...
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Contextual menu in Safari does not offer option to download PDF

Some websites (e.g., for academic journals) show PDF files in frames. Sometimes I would like to download the PDF file, but doing so is annoyingly difficult: right-clicking on the PDF brings up a ...
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PacketFilter on OS X preserve destination address for sshuttle

There is a cool utility out there called sshuttle (https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle). It has depended on ipfw to forward packets in the past. It appears that ipfw is mostly broken in Mavericks ...
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OSX 10.10.1 with FileVault2 on doesn't boot with launchd CODE SIGNING error

First of all, I want to clarify my intentions: I'm not asking how to make this mac work again, I do know about Recovery HD and other methods of recovering. I want to know what does the error mean and ...
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Will a Microsoft Office Add-In developed in Visual Studio work for both a Windows and Mac ( osx ) versions of Ms Office?

I want to develop a Microsoft Office Word Add-In for Mac Users. I would like to know if we create it using Visual Studios in windows will it be compatible with the Mac version of office or is there a ...
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How to set a custom icon inside a signed Apple Script application?

I'm using Apple Script to distribute a signed applet, and would like to use a custom icon. However, as soon as I export it from Script Editor, the bundle loses the custom applet.icns file I put in it. ...
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Schedule a Mac to sleep, just one time

Is it possible to schedule a Mac to sleep just one time? I know I can set a schedule for it, but I want to have control over it. So occasionally I'll go to bed but leave a file transferring, and I ...
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MacBook Pro Yosemite Install Issue with Disk Repair Utility

I'm new to working on Macs and I've had some trouble. My MacBook Pro was running slow, the fan was always on full blast, it stopped recognizing the battery, and the LED wasn't lighting up when I ...
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Icon for CD drive disappears and reappears every few seconds

In one of our company MacBooks (MacBook7,1), the CD drive acts weirdly - any time a CD is inserted, the icon will appear for a few seconds in the desktop and finder, then disappear for another few ...
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Writing to a samba share from Yosemite - v. weird

Yosemite 10.10.1 on a 2012 MBA Samba 4.1.13 on a d-link NAS via the miracle of fun_plug What works: Saving a file to the share from an app's save dialog Making new directories on the share from ...
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How to hide an app from launchpad

Is there any way to hide an app from launchpad in Yosemite? I don't want to delete it or something like that I just want to hide apps that I don't use frequently, and I have a lot of them, putting ...
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Option key boot selector suddenly failing

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro (12 GB, several hard disks). On OS X I run Yosemtite, On Bootcamp, Windows 7. All works fine. Yesterday I installed a "new" Radeon 5770 to replace the aged (and very ...
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Copying Xcode.app to another location causes system lockup

Whenever I try to copy or compress Xcode.app on a computer (downloaded from the Mac App Store, currently version 6.1), the system completely locks up, just allowing me to restart with Ctrl+Cmd+Power. ...
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Boot Camp restarted back to OS X instead of Windows

I just tried to install BootCamp for Windows 8.1 on my new retina MacBook Pro and it was making the USB stick for like 1 hour then it partitioned the disc and after that, when it should restart to ...
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Is it possible to map doubleclick on folders in Finder List View to Expand/Collapse triangle?

I really hate all these windows cluttering the desktop, and spring-loading isn't a big help. So to have a more Windows-Exploreresque view, I try to use the collapse/expand triangles in List view only, ...
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Mail.app on 10.10.1> Apple Mail 8.1> want combination of Classic layout +not

I want to set up my email view as what seems to be a combination of Classic and non classic views (as i use at work on 'another'brand of software!): I would like the viewing pane of individual ...
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Macbook Pro strange boot after OSX 10.10.1 update

After updating my Macbook pro to OSX 10.10.1, the way the machine boots has changed. When I press the power button, I get to the user login screen immediately (no loading bar). And after typing my ...
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Backup mailbox of mail.app with applescript

I would like to automate, with applescript, the back up a mailbox of mail, which is manually done with the menu "Export mailbox ...", but: I can not set the folder where the mailbox will be saved; I ...
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Mail Password Bug

I have been having an issue with Mail.app. After I create an account, even if i do define the password (whether it be via programmatically doing so using applescript OR manually), after I save my ...
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Yosemite freezing/lagging constantly on 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 on a mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro with the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. The hard drive (the 500 GB, regular HDD) was replaced about a year ago (close ...
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how to find files with .j or .jp extension

I have some image files that have a messed up extension. The files are of the following format: "filename." "filename.j" "filename.jp" I need to find all these files which are in several folders and ...
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How to get UTF-8 locale when connecting via SSH to MacOSX from PuTTY (Windows)

I have the following problem. When I connect to the server via ssh (client is PuTTY under Windows), I don't get UTF-8 locale. Here is what I see on MacOSX (Yosemite) after ssh connection: $ locale ...
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Programs snatching focus after loading

Some programs take some time to open in OS X on a stressed older machine with a spinning hard disk. This is fine and understandable. I would appreciate so much if someone would teach me how to ...
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Yosemite: can't get apps on Mac App Store

I upgraded from Mac OS Mavericks 10.9.5 to Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.1 and have issues with Mac App Store. If I search for an item, I get results, but if I click a result, I get a blank page, whatever ...