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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OSX “Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRD)” redefine shortcut not works

Typically on OSX remaping of keyboard shortcuts works well. In "Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRD)" it works well too but previous keystrokes still exist: OSX > System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Bootcamp puts content in Macintosh Harddrive

I am using Paragon HFS+ for reading my Macintosh hard drive in windows but when I open my Macintosh hard drive I saw lot of window's garbage that I never kept inside of it. Can I delete .exe files and ...
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Do Macs run the full Windows OS making full use of Windows functionality?

So I now know that Macs can run Windows, but I just want to confirm if it runs Windows like a normal Windows would run on a PC, with full functionality. In other words, just like you get an HP-Laptop ...
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Mail app doesn't get 2 e-mails that I can see on another device

I saw that I had two more e-mails on my windows phone device, and I went ahead and did Shift + Cmd + N to Get all new mail, but those two e-mails never arrived. I sent myself a test e-mail, and it ...
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If I uploaded a file to a website, is it saved somewhere in the Safari application? Or elsewhere in the computer?

I scanned a file to my desktop, uploaded it to a website, and then deleted it from my computer. Now this document seems to be gone forever but I need some information from it. Is there any where it ...
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Slow indexing and/or hashing in nearly low memory in OSX

I have observed slow indexing and/or hashing in OSX which are expressed in the SSD disc which is nearly full (about 5% free space). This bug has been reported to me to exist in earlier OSXs too so ...
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Printer induced iMac insomnia

Right, I got an odd problem. My iMac keeps waking from sleep, after roughly 10-15 minutes, without any intervention on my part. Looking at syslog, I found that the wake reason is XHC1, which some ...
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File or directory called ~ (tilde) in the root of my startup volume

I just noticed that I've got a mysterious file simply called ~ in the root of my harddrive. I suspect that I've created it by accident while using terminal. I know about using ~ as an alias to ...
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To install Gnufind in OSX?

I run brew search gnufind and I get No formula found for "gnufind". Searching pull requests.. so no gnufind with the request. I think it must have a different name. I run brew search find ...
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Sound output is muted when restart iMac

Sound output is alway muted whenever I restart my iMac (27inch late 2009) running Yosemite. If I logout a user and login again without restarting, then 'mute' check box is unchecked. However, ...
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Apps still in Activity Monitor after being closed?

Everytime I open up Firefox and Photoshop CS on my macbook and close them up via the X button at the top left corner of their windows, their windows close but my macbook still lags and shows my memory ...
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How do I install SciPy and VisualPython on OSX Mavericks?

I am attempting to download and install both SciPy and VisualPython so that I can get them to work with each other. I've looked at the release notes for SciPy 0.14.0 and 0.15, and they appear to be ...
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What is an efficient way for developers / power users to use OSX window management and Spaces on a single screen?

This may be a strange question. Background: I usually work in a multiple monitor setup, where I can plaster the screen with all my windows so nothing I might need to switch to is ever hidden from ...
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Shell set environment variables for command

I want to run a program in Terminal and set its environment variables. According to my research one can do this using: VARIABLE="value" VARIABLE2="value2" run_program Now I'd like to set a variety ...
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Configure Yosemite Server WebApp with LaunchD

Question Has anyone successfully been able to start a webapp via a webappctl configuration which specifies a launchd configuration in their webapp.plist launchKeys key? Background Specifically, ...
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App > Get Info > Name & Extension > “Hide extension” option is greyed out

Finder menu > Preferences > Advanced > "Show all filename extensions" IS checked, and I'd like to keep it that way if at all possible. But there is one particular app that I'd like to hide ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...
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Windows jump around when resizing

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina) with an external 4K display. I'm running it with the lid closed, i.e., the external display is the only display. OS X 10.9.5. Normally, it works fine. The past couple ...
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Why there is a constant voice notification on my Mac? [duplicate]

Every minute there is a woman's voice saying 'helo' (it doesn't sound like 'hello'...) coming from my Macbook (OSX 10.10). It is freaking me out. I tried closing all my Apps and rebooting my Mac, but ...
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Why there is a constant voice notification on my Mac?

Every minute there is a woman's voice saying 'helo' (it doesn't sound like 'hello'…) coming from my MacBook (OS X 10.10). It is freaking me out. I tried closing all my Apps and rebooting my Mac, but ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: ...
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CLI options do not work if passed at the end of command [duplicate]

In brief: ls -a /tmp works but ls /tmp -a does not. I recently started using Macbook Pro. Coming from a Linux background, command like ls /tmp -a seems perfectly fine to me. But for some reason ...
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Mac Virtual Keyboard with Words as Keys?

Is there a custom virtual keyboard similar to Apple's that will allow me define keys with complete words or phrases? When I press the button labeled "Hello World", for instance, that would be entered ...
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force quit keyboard shortcut not working

While I can choose "force quit" from the Finder, I cannot: Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc (this is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC). ...
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In Preview, how to set 'Rectangular Selection' as the default (NOT 'Text Selection'

In Preview on the Mac, how can the default Selection be changed from 'Text Selection' to 'Rectangular Selection' I am opening PDFs and want it to default to 'Rectangular Selection' Currently I need ...
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Outlook for Mac IOS X Yosemite - convert email to a task and keep the email as an attachment to that new task?

On Outlook for OS X Yosemite, how do I convert an email into a task and keep the email as an attachment to that new task?
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App Store asks for old Apple ID when installing updates

I got a MacBook that a colleague of mine had used previously. It runs OS X 10.10.2. I created a new administrator account for myself and turned off the "admin" flag on the old account. I also entered ...
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Installed App with Brew Cask Over Existing Install, Did it Remove the Old App Files?

I upgraded to the latest OpenOffice (from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1) with brew-cask without realizing OpenOffice 4 was already installed: $ brew cask install openoffice ==> Downloading ...
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Treat external HD like internal

Out of necessity I decided to migrate all my personal/work data to a new external hard drive (HFS, encrypted) and left the internal HD for the OS. Because of the fact, that I am now fully reliant on ...
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My MacBook Pro will boot up but won't login

My 2013 MacBook Pro will turn on fine and go to the user profile page. When I click my profile type password and login it gets to 50% on the loading bar and freezes.
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OSX Yosemite Kernel Panic

Okay, so I use Teamviewer to remote into this computer while at work, that might explain why the BSD process name corresponding to current thread is TeamViewer_Deskt, not sure. I was on today and it ...
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Finder can not delete files

I am using 10.9.5. I started having this problem recently. I can download a file into my Downloads folder using the browser, save a new file on the Desktop using a text editor, or create a new folder ...
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Wrong working directory, if bash script is opened via double-click

I wrote a bash script in order to directly start eclipse from different workplace locations. Each workplace contains the script, after running it, eclipse is started with the respective workspace set. ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud on OSX Yosemite or disable Keychain

Background This appears to be an ongoing problem with many people.. In short, I'm getting a ton of errors in my system.log along the lines of: CloudKeychainProxy[307]: __39-[UbiqitousKVSProxy ...
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Commercial command line utility for transcribing voice memos to text?

I'm looking for a commercial command line utility to transcribe my MP3 voice memos into text files. My workflow is to record voice memos through out the day and upload these memos as MP3 files to ...
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How to disable Bluetooth Sharing via terminal?

I want to disable the Bluetooth Sharing that is located in the sharing preference section. I want to be able to disable it via terminal, does anyone have an idea on how to do that?
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Mac OS taking more than usual space on external drives

Since when I started using mac os I noticed that I'm having much less free space on my external drives than before. I even tried to sum up the content on my external drive and the total size was less ...
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How can I make VPN only work on one app and not the whole system?

I have a VPN server installed in my Network settings. But the problem is I only want the VPN to affect just one app, and when running the VPN it affects the whole internet connection of the system. I ...
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Recovering lost Swift Files

I was having problems with Xcode, the SourceKitService kept crashing, so I followed the advice in this SO answer: http://stackoverflow.com/a/26308922/1037617 To delete those files I opened up ...
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Time Machine: What files and folders are affected when excluding System Files and Applications?

When you put System Files and Applications in the exclusion list, it is not clear what specific files and folders are being concerned. Is it just the /Applications and /System folders? Are /private ...
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Safari History gets deleted after a while?

Okay, I've had this problem for like 2 years and I'm absolutely pissed off about it. For some reason, (even though I have set "Delete History" to "Manual") my Safari history keeps getting deleted. For ...
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Uninstall OS X Server completely in Yosemite

I recently run the OS X Server app on Yosemite. Now each time I shutdown or restart my mac, it asking for administrator password. I don't want to run my MacBook Pro as a server. I ran this app just to ...
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Which incoming ports do you need to open in osx firewall?

I use pf (BSD packet filter via Terminal). The recommended use of pf is to block all incoming ports and then open those you need. I want my system to work properly and don't miss things like ...
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DNS server entries disappear upon applying server details

I'm having issues entering my DNS server information upon configuration. Each time I enter the servers, they immediately disappear - with some attempts just disappearing upon entering a single ...
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Mac: Regular expression to parse scutil command output

I've below output from scutil --nc show <service id> Connected Extended Status <dictionary> { ConnectionStatistics : <dictionary> { ConnectCount : 6 ConnectedCount : 3 ...
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Can't change to Dark Mode in Yosemite

I'm running the latest version of Yosemite on my MacBook. I have two accounts set up, both with admin privileges. On one of my accounts, I am able to turn on dark mode from System Preferences -> ...
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My whole HD is “Mac OS X Base System”

my entire HD is now "Mac OS X Base System": ps: Mac OS X Base System is Disk0s2 I cant delete this partition to install Mac OS X; I already try the terminal, but message reply "you cannot erase ...
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Using multiple calendars in OS X

In System Preferences, there is an option to change calendars. Does anyone know if it is possible to use multiple calendars simultaneously, for example Gregorian and Hebrew?
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Why can't I easily open web browsers from the terminal application?

In order to run Chrome from the Terminal application, I have to do open -a "Google Chrome" index.html rather than just something like "chrome index.html". The same also seems to be true for ...
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terminal folder access

having a trouble to access few folders in my root user. For example: cannot access - Ideas Infinitas, Treehouse workshops folders. At the same time I can access test_app and some other folders. My ...