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 can I change DPI on OS X?

Simple question, can't find a single simple answer on the entire internet. Although from what I have read, this might be a driver or hardware limitation. My problem I have a 1440 x 900 native pixel ...
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Easy way to upload images with shortcut or command line or drag drop

I need a cloud service to storage image for blog. I write my blog in markdown language, I need to get the url of images after uploading those to the any cloud service. Is there any cloud service ...
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OS X Extended Desktop Limits

I am looking for information on whether there is a limit to the width/height of the OS X extended desktop. I have seen setups with 2 rows of 3 displays, resulting in a 7680 x 2880 desktop. Now I ...
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Do pre-built Little Snitch configurations exist and are they shared?

Is it possible to import configurations that have been created elsewhere into Little Snitch? For example, a ready to go basic ruleset for someone who wants to block iCloud's more intrusive features. ...
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Including Python Script Dependencies (virtualenv contents) in Platypus

I'm trying to turn a python script into a OS X App that you can run directly from Finder. I'm trying out Platypus, which seemed like the simplest option. The problem I'm running into is with the ...
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How to screencapture just the active display in a dual monitor setup?

When I use ⇧+⌘+3 to take a screenshot with my laptop connected to a external monitor, it output a couple of images, one for each display. Is there any way to take the screenshot of just the active ...
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Is there a way to put switches at the end when using OS X command-line?

For example: rm long/path/to/some/dir -r instead of: rm -r long/path/to/some/dir Is it possible to make it work like that, as in GNU command line utils? TIA, Karol
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Copy window between multiple Spaces in Mission Control?

When I open Mission Control, I see that I can drag windows between Spaces and that moves the window to that Space. What I want is to copy the window instance so I can interact with it on any of the ...
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How to identify an iOS hotspot from the command line?

Is it possible from the command line to identify whether the current Wi-Fi connection, or a detected SSID, is an iOS personal/instant hotspot? I know OS X can detect this, as it shows a specific ...
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Customizing Favorites in Safari Address Bar

Is there any way to customize Safari 8's Favorites drop-down to get rid of unnecessary line breaks? I mean reducing the padding/margin with a CSS-hack or something like that
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How do I associate a launchd 2 plist with its domain and service targets?

What exactly are these "domain" and "service targets" and how do I associate them with plists for use by launchd? OS X 10.10 introduces a new launchctl API for managing LaunchDaemons and launching ...
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Place screenshots on Desktop on Display 2

How can I do to tell the system that every time that takes an screenshot place it on Desktop, but on Second Monitor? It only must be placed on Display 1 when Display 2 won't be available.
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Invisible folder after usage of trash-cli

Recently, I decided to install trash-cli on my MacBook Pro after using it successfully on my Ubuntu machine. To set it up I ran the following commands. git clone ...
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MacBook Pro - Mac OS X 10.5.8

The operating system of my MacBook Pro is Mac OS X 10.5.8. What is the compatible browser I can safely download?
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MacBook Pro4,1 upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard compatibility with iPhone 5S

I've been meaning to upgrade the OS X on my Oct 2008 MacBook Pro4,1 (2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM) forever. I just purchased an iPhone 5S and don't want to get ahead of myself. Three (maybe four) inter-related ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 LAN problems with Minecraft

I am trying to host a LAN world on my Mac but for some reason my friend cannot see my LAN port. He runs a Linux that is laggy but it can run Minecraft whenever he sends out LAN it shows up but it says ...
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How does one add a custom iCloud Drive folder to the Finder Favorites sidebar?

Recently, I upgraded to iCloud Drive and began storing a number of files in it. I created a new folder in iCloud Drive (not one of the default "Pages" or "TextEdit" folders) and put my files in it. ...
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Applescript Service Won't Run From Some Applications

Okay, so I have a non-Apple keyboard and wanted to bind function keys to the basic media controls such as play/pause iTunes, change volume etc. So I decided to create a service in Automator with an ...
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Is there a native terminal in OS X, without having to load the desktop, window manager, etc? [duplicate]

FOr example, in linux you can boot to a terminal, you don't have to load a desktop, window manager, etc. Is there something like this in Mac OS X? And like in Linux, is it possible to switch to one of ...
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Can Grapher evaluate a function?

I just noticed that Grapher fails to evaluate a function at a constant. In the image, the graph of y = c should of course be a horizontal line. Is there a way to fix or work around it? This seems ...
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Install Mavericks on second partition in Yosemite-only system?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (so yes it's capable of Mavericks). I have only Yosemite currently installed on the drive. I have an app I need to run that does not seem to properly support Yosemite, so I ...
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How to get iMessage to use my phone number on Mac and iPad?

For some reason after the last update my iMac and iPad stopped allowing me to use my phone number to send and receive iMessages. When you go to preferences and click the start new conversation from ...
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Time Machine files cannot be erased

I put Mavericks on my iMac and Time Machine quit updating. I just want to erase all the TM files on the external HD, but cannot. Looks like reformating is the only answer. Any solutions? Using ...
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Map Control+Delete to Forward Delete

I use a wireless Apple keyboard at home and a wired (full sized) one at work. Now I constantly get confused when I want to do a forward delete, since I'm used to the fn+delete combination. Is it ...
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Terminal command to delete all images in folder and subfolders?

I need a terminal command to delete all images (*.jpg, *.png, *.gif, *.JPG, *.PNG, *.GIF) stored in myfolder and its subfolders, preserving the folders structure. I do not need to move them to trash ...
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How can I make OSX scan for available WiFi networks now

Here is some background: When I'm on the move, I often have to use my mobile phone as a hotspot. Usually I will realise that after having woken up my MacBook, otherwise how would I see that no WiFi ...
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How to assign tilde to command-tab?

Is there any way to assign the tilde character '~' as system-wide shortcut for Command-Tab to switch back and forth between two recent open apps? Currently I assigned tilde to my iterm as ...
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Changing the dictionary used by OS X Dictation

Is there any way to alter the dictionary used by OS X Dictation, i.e. add/edit/remove a word? I use OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite.
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Changing the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite

Is there any way to change the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite? I.e. if I want to dictate "hello world" then move the cursor on the left, I'll have to say "hello world move ...
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How to get automount and sshfs(osxfuse) working with yosemite

I'm currentyl trying to get apples automount working with osxfuse and sshfs. The result should be that a specified folder gets automaticly mounted if it is used. What i've done so far: installed ...
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Can OSX Open Directory filter imported groups from AD domain?

At the school I work at we have an Active Directory based network and I am trying to setup Profile Manager to control our iPads. Open Directory has imported/synced every single group in the AD tree ...
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Hard drive renamed after restart, apps can't see it

I shutdown my computer when I left work and when I got home turned it back on. When it booted back up the second drive (in the dvd drive bay) had a strange name like A[]\tr/sj or something like that. ...
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XAMPP does not recoginize imagemagick

I just install XAMPP5.6.3-0 and Movable Type 6.0.5 on my OS X 10.8.5 sysytem. I also used Homebrew 0.9.5 to install Imagemagik. When I check on Movable Types's installed modules section the it shows ...
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Can not shut down my computer

Whenever i shut down my computer, it just freezes. Nothing happens, and when I open an application it just says "Activity Monitor Canceled The Restart". So I always have to force shut the computer ...
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See failed login attempts on OSX Maverics

How can I See failed login attempts on OSX Mavericks? I cannot look in /var/logs/system.log because I am not an administrator, and /var/logs/secure.log does not seem to exist on OSX Mavericks.
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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 ...