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 do I clear the default email client?

I do not want ANY email client as a default. Whenever I accidentally click on a link, Outlook comes up. I do not want ANYTHING to pop up. Uninstalling is not an option. I want Outlook on the ...
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Emails will not be deleted by Mail.app

All of us in the office use the same (remote) email server (via IMAP) but only some of us have this issue: Emails are deleted in Mail.app and go to trash After sometime the email reappears as unread ...
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Installing drivers before installing Mac app - rejected by apple review team

I have developed a Mac desktop application and need to have our users install few drivers to run our application on OS X. Due to sandbox constraint, I am not able to get the user access permission to ...
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How to boot OSX into desktop from single mode?

Is there any possibility to boot graphical mode once I'm in single mode (CMD+S on boot time) logged as root? Related: http://www.mactalk.com.au/11/90219-boot-into-desktop-single-user-mode.html ...
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Allow access to a single application only when accessing remotely

I have a Mac mini which I normally use as remote desktop with my friends. Usually my mates only use a single application (e.g. Safari). In order to make my pc private (to me only) I want to disable ...
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Change of default behaviour when connecting to external display: mirror mode

Some OS generations back the default behavior when a new display was attached was that the screen was mirrored. I would like to get this behavior back since without it I have to fiddle with the ...
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Broken Safari: Dom Exception 18

I've just tried everything and I cannot seem to fix this for the life of me. Basically, Safari has started reporting the following error in the JS console: "SecurityError: DOM Exception 18: An ...
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Make Emacs-style shortcuts behave differently than arrow keys.

This is a bit of a weird question, I'll admit, but this is something that really annoys me. I have come to rely on the Emacs shortcuts (mainly ctrl ^+A, ctrl ^+E, ctrl ^+B, and ctrl ^+F) and the ...
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How can I get Homebrew working under Mavericks?

I had been doing most of my POSIX development on something other than my Mac after upgrading from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, and when I came back, Homebrew was not functioning at a smoke-test level. ...
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Is there a program I can install to make title/header bars attach to the window?

I've been using Windows since the 80's. A month ago I got a Mac for a side project I'm working on. Despite my best efforts, I haven't gotten used to the fact that the menu bar of windows aren't ...
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Can I turn the display off without putting the computer to sleep?

I use rMBP with the latest Mavericks 10.9.2. I often download something in background, so I can't just press "poweroff" button, because these downloads stop working in sleep mode. However, I have ...
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Cron job keeps running, not in any crontabs

Some time ago I set up a cron job that would run a shell script to update my dynamic DNS. I've since done the proper Mac thing and switched over to launchd to handle that job and any other scheduled ...
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Equivalent of Ubuntu’s write-mime-multipart?

I would like to generate a multipart mime-encoded document for use as user data on EC2 instances. On Ubuntu, one is supposed to use write-mime-multipart to do this, as per these instructions. Does ...
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Mac stopwatch timer app recommendation

Can anyone recommend a stopwatch timer for Mac which can be started or stopped using hotkey?
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Change Google Chrome settings without user intervention

I need a way to change settings in Google Chrome for all my users. Ideally, I would place this in the login script or manage it by MCX. Specifically, I need to disable part of Autofill, "Include ...
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Jarfiles opening in Unarchiver?

I'm primarily a Java programmer and I work with a lot of executable jar files. I found this morning when I booted up my MacBook that all of my jar files now default to open with The Unarchiver rather ...
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Unable to view mounted volume in Finder

I am unable to access data on mounted volumes in Finder on OS X Mavericks. Assuming I mounted a volume by plugging in an external USB disk. What works: The volume is listed in the Finder sidebar I ...
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Changing accent behaviour to match iOS

In iOS an accent can be added after the character where it is intended. In OSX it is the opposite, it must be entered before. This means that if I forget to add it, I must delete the character, add ...
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Macbook Air failing to reconnect to network after sleep

I have a Mid-2011 13" Macbook Air running OS X 10.9.2 (the latest version). When I wake my Mac from sleep, sometimes, the Wifi will fail to find my network. The network icon will display the ...
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What is the technical reason why OS X can't write to NTFS devices?

Mac OS X can't write to a hard drive with the NTFS format. It can, however, read it. Why can't it write to it? My basic understanding is that a file format dictates how is data stored and retrieved ...
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Paging Up/Down in irssi Running In The iTerm2 Terminal Emulator

I can't figure out how to actually page up and down in irssi's history to see previous conversations. The majority of posts claimed that first hitting Ctl+A, then using Shft+fn+[up/down], which didn't ...
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Can I install Mavericks side by side with an existing installation?

My current installation of Mavericks has some issues that can only be fixed with a clean install (no Time Machine restore). However I don't find time to do the complete reinstall in one session and I ...
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How do I stop my computer name from automatically, and incorrectly, changing?

Ever since I upgraded my 2009 iMac to Mavericks, I often get a message stating 'The name of your computer "Foo" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Foo (2)".'. The number ...
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Why is OSX Mail suddenly not showing me the correct messages for “Red Flag”

I just went into my mail as I often do and clicked on the Red Flag filter. Strangely, it's showing four random messages from my ancient history, none of which are flagged. It's not showing the dozen ...
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Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...
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Shortcut for PDF preview in Word

Is there any way to setup a shortcut to generate a PDF preview of a word document?
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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Adding page numbers and running head to a pdf file

I have several documents that I need to combine into a single pdf. I know that I can do this with Preview. However, it would be really nice if I could add page numbers to the resulting pdf, as well as ...
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How can I get all my open TextEdit documents back?

I have a bad habit of having zillions of open documents in TextEdit, containing brief notes that I've made. Most of these are unsaved, so they have titles like "Untitled 67". Usually this isn't a ...
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Xcode Update SDK to 10.9

I ran the update for Mavericks as well as the Xcode 5.1 update (build 5B130a) and I can't find a way to update my OS X SDK from 10.8 to 10.9 (The only updates that show up are iOS SDK 6.1 and the ...
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This disk is your os x startup disk and appears to have been partitioned by another utility

I had Windows 7 installed via Bootcamp but I messed things up when I tried to install Ubuntu as a third OS. Now my goal is to go back to OS X and Windows 7/8.1 dual boot. However, when I go to Boot ...
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Homebrew and existent software in /usr/local

Is it ok to install homebrew in default(for homebrew) deirectory /usr/local if I've already have installed software there. In other words, if Mysql and GPGTool already installed in /usr/local and ...
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How to find out which Safari tab is using massive memory?

As described in my other question, Safari on OS X 10.6. is causing me massive problems (with my way of working like having many tabs in Safari open for a long time). I just realized that after ...
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Can't Install SDL With Homebrew

Help, i'm trying to install sdl, but it keeps giving errors. I have Mac OS 10.6.0, i'm using the osx-gcc instead of Xcode, because i got this mac refurbished, and it didn't come with the install cd. ...
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Is it possible to change a single application's audio device setting?

There are times that I want to continue letting most audio play out of my display's built-in speakers (music, for ambience, etc.), but want to plug in headphones so that a single application's alerts ...
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Is there a way to turn off file system sandbox prompts for a specific app?

I have a Mac App Store app that needs to access various directories outside of the sandbox. To do so, it frequently prompts for permission. I fully trust this app, is there a way to grant it blanket ...
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Is there any stable Adobe Reader for OSX?

I have version 11.0.06 which is very unstable. Its average crash-time is about 5 minutes in 10.9.2 OSX. I cannot handle long documents at all. Those which I type in LaTeX for instance. Works well in ...
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Can't log in until after reboot

I have an iMac running OS X Mavericks and OS X Server. The OS X Server services running are Time Machine and Xcode. A couple of times per week, the iMac gets into a state where I cannot log in. I can ...
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how do I know what files are installed by an installer program?

How can I find out what files are installed by an installer program? Is there a program that can trace that during an installation of a new app?
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User Conflict- Mavericks

My home folder is called admin. However, I am signed in as John and there is no admin user. John is an administrative user. Shouldn't the home folder show the signed-in user name? This may or may ...
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Debugging Freezes

Sometimes my macbook freezes while browsing the web etc, I get a beach ball cursor but it doesn't spin or respond (there is no movement on the screen, it's frozen), the keyboard is unresponsive, ...
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Mavericks: User no longer owner of Home folder and content

One of the Users (called: The_Problematic_User) of a Mavericks installed MacBook Pro is no longer owner of the Home folder and content. Here's what we've tried to no avail: restart computer and log ...
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How free is Mavericks?

How free is Mavericks? Is it free as a free beer? I want to run in on virtual machine and do not own licence for it (but it's free, right?) - is it OK? What about hard to find solutions of newest OS ...
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How to install coqide (or such) with brew

I went into a lot of troubles getting coq installed on my Mac (Mavericks) and it actually didn't install coqide along… Unfortunately 'brew options coq' has no results so I don't know how to install ...
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Can not share the internet via wireless

OK, from the first picture it is a case of internet sharing via wireless is successful. And in the second case on picture two I tried to share internet via wireless by tick off and tick on ...
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How to find if my Photoshop CS6 has Retina support

Is there a way to tell if my Photoshop supports retina? If I find it's out of date with that feature, how do I update and make sure it went thrught?
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Reduce Maverick Memory Footprint

I'm using a macbook air 2014 with 8GB, also running Parallels a lot so wanted to reduce memory usage of OSX. Already disabled voice dictation that freed up around 500 mb. Any other tricks/tweaks?
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Can't select an iCloud Photo Stream for Screen Saver

I used to choose an iCloud Photo Stream of mine for my screen saver. But now, when I go to my screen saver settings, there is no option to choose an iCloud Photo Stream, but only Apple's default ...
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Can Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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Is Mac Informer safe?

I am considering an application called Mac Informer. Is this application safe?