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 prevent user from moving a custom app to Trash?

I am building an OS X Cocoa app for an administrator who doesn't want the user to remove the app by moving it to Trash. This is not going to be on the App Store. How does Apple prevent users from ...
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OSX Yosemite, any program asking for Admin Access hangs

Any time I run anything that requires an Administrator password to install, the program hangs. It could be an installer, it's been Xcode, even Keychain Access. I've waited hours, but the dialog ...
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Unable to sign in with Jabber 10.5.1 on OS X (10.10.2)

I'm trying to get Jabber working on my OS X laptop with no luck.. I can get a windows version working on a VM running on this same Physical laptop.. OS X laptop Process: Open Jabber Enter login ...
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Stuck at the login screen syncing home share

It’s stuck at the login screen syncing home share. I have confirmed that it’s connecting to the wireless network. The beach ball just keeps spinning. I’ve tried time machine-no backup, repair ...
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shortcut alt+cmd+m is blocked

I use IntelliJ IDEA and the shortcut I am using to "extract a method" seems to be blocked by another application. The shortcut itself is mapped by IntelliJ IDEA. OS X: 10.10.2, MacBook Pro with ...
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Macbook stuck at black screen with spinning wheel updating to 10.10.3

I have a mid-2014 macbook pro 13 running yosemite. today I downloaded the latest update and macbook restarted to update. It has been stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel for about for 5 ...
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How do I unlock a .plist file in /private/var/db/receipts so that I can change it?

I want to edit some com.myApp.plist. I'm running OS 10.10.3, and I do have Xcode installed. But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes. If I try to save it with ...
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applescript to unlock mac works very slow

Hello i am using this script to unlock the mac tell me to activate\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke \"PASSWORD\"\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke return\n tell ...
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New photos app, upload from library?

I got the new Photos app + iCloud photos library going. It's great But if I want to send an email from, say Gmail, and include a photo from my computer.. I can't choose from my photo library The ...
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Use Home as Desktop directory in Yosemite

How can I use my Home as the Desktop directory in Yosemite? Deleting the Desktop directory doesn't work after a restart. I would like to do this because I don't like to switch to Desktop dir everytime ...
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Where is trash in new Photos app?

iPhoto had it's own trash, and when you've emptied it, files moved to the system trash. I cannot find this in the new Photos app. When I delete files, they don't appear in the system trash.
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Mac app for automatically closing / opening certain apps according to profiles?

I am looking for a app that allows me to set profiles consisting of apps to close or open on profile change. Example. The following processes are currently open Dropbox Chrome Foo Bar After ...
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How can I remove duplicated items in the install updates list?

I just tried to install the OS X 10.10.3 update from the App Store. My internet is slow and after several hours, it finally finished. It asked to restart, and I accepted. But nothing happened. I ...
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Where are photos stored in the new Photos app after importing from Aperture?

I have just upgraded OS X and opened the new Photos app to import my Aperture library. Everything went well (Photos work fine) but I am surprised to see that I didn't loose 100Gb free space on my HDD. ...
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How to show the map in Photos?

I just upgraded to the latest OS X with the new Photos application. I have seen screenshots online where we can view photos on a map, however I can't get to that map. How can I see all of my photos ...
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How to Create an image in DeployStudio

I just installed DeployStudio v1.6.13 on OS X Server Yosemite. Followed some directions to get everything installed and everything looks like it's working. For example, another mac can boot into the ...
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Manage and update many machines with the same settings

I have a small renderfarm of mac minis and they should all have exactly the same settings, get the same updates, etc. etc. I'm sure there is a solution for this and I would love to stop repeating ...
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Events or Albums in Photos for OSX

I have upgraded OSX Yosemite and now have Photos instead of iPhoto. I have a question regarding usage of Events and Albums. Say I go to the Zoo with my family, take some pictures and then import ...
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Hiding images temporarily on a slide while editing

I have some slides in a presentation where images appear on click in full screen. While creating and editing the slide, the image is always above the text and basically I have to move the picture ...
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Hard Drive not working with VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.2

Basically, I have a Seagate Expansion Drive (1TB), I have ejected it from my MacBook and mounted it into the guest virtual machine, it comes up with the message: This USB device can perform ...
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All of my events have disappeared in the new Photos app for OSX Yosemite

I have just upgraded OSX Yosemite and have been looking at the new Photos app. It seems all of my events have disappeared. How do I get them back?
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To solve this extra window bug in Yosemite?

I have got this kind of glossy window on top of other windows regularly in OSX Yosemite 10.10.2, two times per month approximately. You cannot press anything there. It blocks the user interface ...
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How to downgrade the OS to the original one on a MBA 2010?

Continuing the thread about whether it's worth downgrading the OS on an old MBA Late '10, I'd like to check the downgrade options. I am not sure my daughter still has an original CD with the OS. I ...
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Will AppStore applications continue to work after an OS downgrade?

Our daughter has an old MacBook Air (2010 model) that worked fine until a few recent OS upgrades. Now it's almost unusable with its 2GB RAM that can't be upgraded, so she is considering cleaning her ...
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OSX 10.10.3 Update - App Store icon image missing

After installing the 10.10.3 update I noticed my App Store no longer has an icon image, it's just a blank space now in the Applications folder and dock. This persists after a reboot and I'd like my ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently. Specifically, for about five seconds, the screen dims but does not turn off and the backlight on the keys remains on, and then the computer ...
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How to change the default list of font sizes in the floating font dialog?

My floating font dialog looks something like this. Is there a way to add other font sizes to the size list? Right now it has "..., 13, 14, 18, ...", and I often need to set it to 15 or 16, and it ...
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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Shadows left in text

This is an odd issue. See this screenshot: This is file manager edit on cPanel using OSX 10.2 and latest Firefox. Occasionally, a shadow (grey text) as seen above is left above the text. The only ...
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Changing Calculator Format

I am using a Mac computer, and my calculator looks like the one below. Can anyone help me change it back to a normal simple calculator?
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Dictation with browser : have Mac Book Pro speak out web pages

Can I use dictation to have Firefox/ Safari to read me pages? Using a MacBook Pro - OS X 10.9.4
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How can I find out when a USB device was disconnected without ejecting?

I had a USB flash drive plugged into my MacBook (running Yosemite), but that drive is now missing. Somebody must've taken it (unplugged it) from my computer while I was at work or while carrying it in ...
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Application crashes; 'Gestalt selector gestaltSystemVersion' returning 10.9.2

I'm using Sublime Text 3, and I've got its icon in my dock. However, when I try to start it by clicking the icon, it immediately crashes with the following error (in Console); 08/04/15 16:57:11,828 ...
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Add note to emails in Mail App or alternative Mail app?

I just found http://www.indev.ca/MailTags.html but I will not pay 30 bucks just for adding some notes to my mails. Are there some free extensions or alternative mail apps that support adding notes to ...
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What keyboard shortcuts exist for Notes app is OS X?

I can do cmd-N to create a new note. What I'd like to learn how to do is: get the cursor in the search field, then use up down arrows with enter to select the right note it would be great to also ...
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launchd using 100% CPU for 20 seconds once per minute

I'm trying to track down a problem with launchd on OS X 10.9.5. Once every minute, launchd spikes to 100% cpu for about 20 second or so, then goes back to minimal cpu usage. So thats ~20 seconds at ...
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USB GSM modem always busy

I have a Wavecome GSM modem that plugged in through USB. Yosemite detect the it under /dev/ no problem but when I try to use screen command to communicate with it, it gave me the error: "cannot open ...
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Can I prevent OS X from resizing and moving windows when sleeping while attached to an external monitor?

I have my Retina Macbook Pro connected to a ASUS 2560x1440 display via the HDMI port. I keep the laptop lid closed so the monitor is the only display in use. When I sleep my computer (via hot corners ...
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Folders disappeared from iCloud Drive following path name change

So that GNU Make could access my iCloud Drive folder, I removed the space in 'Mobile Documents'. So I changed my iCloud Drive path from: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ to ~/Library/MobileDocuments/ ...
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Need to regularly check windows for changes

I'm looking for a fast and reliable method to monitor changes in some windows belonging to a application. After I hit a hotkey I'd like a method to monitor those windows for a change in specific ...
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Why is my mac mini shutting down randomly?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.10.2 that I use as a server on my home network. A few months ago I've started finding it switched off at what seems like random times. It's not connected to a ...
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How do I increase default font size in Reminders under Mavericks?

Apparently is IS possible to change the size of the font in Reminders under Mavericks via a modification of "a text file inside the app package". Can someone please post these instructions or point ...
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How do I search for recipients in Apple Mail?

There are some messages in folders On My Mac in Apple Mail that are from a listserv, so the "to:" field shows "to:list@thislist.com" or whatever. I know that in the headers of the messages, one of ...
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Maximizing windows like on Windows

Is there a way to maximize windows by dragging the window to the top of the screen? I'd also like to be able to drag windows to the side of the screen and have them take up half the screen like in ...
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Why am I so short on physical memory?

My computer is getting old (almost 6 years old I think) and is becoming increasingly slow. The past few week were pretty bad and I am now realizing that my computer is continuously short on physical ...
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Block vertical resize of the dock in Mac OS X

I can't find any way to keep my dock to resize only horizontally when new apps appear there, atm when one does, whole dock shrinks vertically and expands horizontally. Is there any way to keep the ...
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Multiple Facetime sessions

We have created multiple FaceTime sessions to call remote Apple FaceTime subscriber. We have noticed that if one remote subscriber hangouts the session, 20 to 30 seconds after, all the sessions are ...
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Is there an app that downloads websites including media files needing a log-in?

The log-in seems to be managed via cookies. Sitesucker does not allow to input cookies, though. Neither does it allow for you to log-in via a web interface first. Is there some application that would ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using OS X 10.10.2

I have downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using my Macbook Air which is running OS X 10.10.2? I cannot create a bootable CD, since the Air is ...
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Change duration of still frames in iMovie 10.0.7 [duplicate]

I am making a video that contains both video footage and still frames but I can't find where to change duration of still frames to longer than 4 seconds. How can I change the duration of a still ...