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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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Automatically mount AFP for Time Machine (without saving a password in plaintext)

I have a Linux box running Netatalk that I use to store Time Machine backups. My machine running OS X sees this as an AFP service and Time Machine is happy with this arrangement. The only issue is ...
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Yosemite Server: How to disable simultaneous logins

Up until Lion you could disable simultaneous logins on workstations by using the following setting in Workgroup Manager: Unfortunately now Workgroup Manager doesn't work with OS X 10.10 (it did ...
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Is there a browser or browser extension that provides a detailed offline cache?

We have pretty horrible internet in our house every now and then. I was wondering if anyone knew of a browser or browser extension that provides extremely detailed caching for off-line use when the ...
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Macbook Air Mid-2012 not booting

A day ago I got a message on my Mac that It's running out of space, so I ran a program named Omni disk sweeper to show me some files I can delete. I vaguely remember it showing me some temporary files ...
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Preview does not work on iPhone 5

I have a problem with preview with my iphone 5. My mac is 2012 and running Yosemite. When I go to the "import from iPhone" I get the usual window, but when I drag and drop some photos / videos, it ...
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environment.plist adds extra characters?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 I used environment.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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how to run open -n applicaton name from command line?

I got these two lines that I want to run from a script file (on Yosemite 10.10.3). It works when running from terminal CX_LICENSE=LS open -n /Applications/Inspire\ Designer\ 10.0\ GA/Inspire\ ...
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Anyone know how to script an OSX service to open Twitter links in Tweetbot?

I'm looking to primarily use this in Firefox, but would also be nice to use from links sent in Messages / emails. Tapbots has created a url scheme: tweetbot:///timeline anyone know how to create a ...
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OS X client gets SSL certificate error when trying to join OD

I switched from self signed to signing my own certificates using a CA I created on the server. OS X Server has a list of the certificates outlined in blue now for its hostname, Code Signing ...
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Mac OS X startup manager always appears (option key inverted?)

I set up a fresh install of OS X 10.7.5 on a mid 2007's MacMini2,1 and installed my personal stuff like some components via Homebrew. After a few restarts it stopped booting automatically into my OS. ...
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OS X client to OD if master is down

When joining an OS X client to OD, it seems you use the server of the master OD. However, if the master is down for reboot or maintenance, how does the client know to contact the OD slave? Would it ...
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Recover hard drive after allocating partition from Windows?

I reinstalled Yosemite on my Mac to have more free space for Windows since I don't use OS X. After the installation, I partitioned the OS X partition and made an unallocated space. I then switched to ...
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Manual completly uninstall Chrome & Chorme Canary OSX Yosemite

I am trying to uninstall/delete chrome & chrome canary, but for some reason, when I restart the computer both programs still there. I am manually deleting this files and folders ...
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Set the WorkingDirectory to user's home in launchd?

I understand that you can change a LaunchAgent's working directory with a WorkingDirectory key, but is there any way to set the Working Directory to a user's home directory reliably and portably ...
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fs_usage returns a LOT of ioctl lines

I've been reading up on interesting Terminal commands (I've used it forever, but there's always more to learn) when I ran across this. I ran sudo fs_usage and got a whole lot of this: ... 13:39:09 ...
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Read PDF (book) partly on mac partly on iphone and ipad, tracking most recently read page

What I want to do is pretty simple: I have a PDF I'm reading on my mac and later on I want to pick up reading where I left off on an iPad or iPhone, then continue again on the mac. Nearest I can get ...
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Why I can't remove iTunes and how to remove it?

Whenever I run sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app, it is deleted, but after some time it's automatically restored. How can I get rid of iTunes forever without any chance of it coming back?
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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Cannot delete windows partition from mac

I want to remove Windows from Mac and the I know the simple way is through the Boot Camp Assistant. But that doesn't work for me as follows: However, when I try to merge the partition of windows ...
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Is iCloud Photo Library setting on OS X device-wide or per local Photo Library?

My wife has A TON of photos and I don't want all of them getting pushed to iCloud if I have iCloud Photo Library turned on. If I have a local System Library for current photos and an archive library ...
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How to hide Yosemite “search tip” on spotlight search?

I just upgraded to Yosemite for OS X and now whenever I use Spotlight Search there's this giant message in the middle of my screen (beneath the search bar) that starts off "In addition to searching ...
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How to stack photos versions and master on Photos

I'm trying to get the Aperture like view in Photos Albums view. I want to display versions (modified photos) of the master photos stacked in a single preview (the key photo) like it happens in ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 with OS X Lion

I have a 13' MacBook (2007, hw.model: 2,1) running OS X Lion (10.7). I wish to dual-boot Linux Mint 17.1 alongside OS X. I created a Partition for Linux, and have also installed rEFIt (0.14). I have ...
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Apple Music not working on OSX

Apple Music is not working in iTunes on my Mac. It just skips through all the songs which are in the cloud. It works fine on iOS. Any ideas?
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Wiping my New MacBook Pro after Using Command Q to Stop Migration

Got my new MB pro mid-2014 yesterday. Began migrating over wi-fi only to learn that it will take 14 hours that I don't have. After 45 minutes I halted on both computers using command Q. My ...
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Impact of Spotlight search information removal on Keynote presentation

OS X Spotlight search information was removed. What does this mean for my Keynote presentation made in iWork '09?
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Disassociating from an old Apple ID

I recently change my Apple ID and password. However, now I an unable to use System Preference; each time I click on System Preference I am asked to input password for the old Apple ID which doesn't ...
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How can I check file type in a Smart Folder?

I'm creating a smart search to find all SQLite files, but I'm running into a problem. Sometimes the file extension ".db" is used for SQLite, but that file extension is used for other things as well, ...
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Dock shortcut for an interactive bash script

I'm new to OSX and all I want it an application shortcut in Dock that opens the terminal and types the first command and waits for me to provide the password. Here is the script I want to run: ...
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan - Verifying file dialog, every time a file is opened [closed]

Not sure, if this question will be closed, but the situation is quite annoying. Every time, I open some .pdf or .jpg file, a dialog appears,and it seems to be stuck there for a long time. After I ...
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Guest user randomly created on my Mac, after setting up find my Mac

How do I disable the guest user? Is there a reason why it gets created? It won't mess up any of my files or data on my computer right? Is find my Mac suppose to randomly create it?
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OS X 10.10.4 (14E46) - How do I get 'å' character on US keyboard?

I've just moved from an older US MacBook Pro running Mavericks, and I've been able to write the Norwegian 'æøå' characters by using alt-', alt-o and alt-a. On my new US MBP running Yosemite, all of ...
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Google Apps – Mail couldn't discover the account settings for the Mail server

Ever since Apple introduced the Internet Accounts way of setting up email on Apple Mail a few years ago I have been unable to setup my Google Apps account, I've tried looking for similar issues but ...
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HDMI port on MBPr 13" (late 2013 11,1) stopped working after 10.10.4 upgrade

I used to connect my MBPr HDMI port to my office ASUS MX299 display every morning for like a year, and everything was just fine. Recently I have updated to 10.10.4, with external display detached. ...
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“Delete references & files” with keychain using security delete-keychain

I have a script that uses a keychain to store various privates keys and certificates into a certain keychain (different from login and System). I'd like to enable it to purge all the content of its ...
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Reinstall Yosemite on Macbook Air

I have bought Macbook with Lion, which I have upgraded to Yosemite. Now I want to reinstall Yosemite from stratch. Which Mac OS version will be installed if I'll follow this instructions (Command (⌘) ...
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Events change back to default values in OSX Calendar

I have a problem with my Calendar on my Mac OSX 10.9.5. I normally double click on any date and create a new event. I give it an appropriate name and the correct time and after 2 to 5 seconds some of ...
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Is there a way to prevent Mac emoji from changing line spacing?

When I use emoji in Mac OSX typable spaces - for example TextEdit - the emoji will adjust the line spacing so it will fit. And it makes the document look really messy because the one line that the ...
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How to force syncing of contacts between OS X Contacts.app and iPhone contacts

I enter a new contact on my Mac in Contacts.app and quit contacts. I check on my iPhone and the contact is not added. I kill Contacts on iOS and reopen, still no new contact. I set "Push ...
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How can I limit bandwidth for a specific port/app in OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

I am running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and I am looking for a way to limit upload bandwidth specifically on TCP port 8333, so I can run Bitcoin Core to contribute outgoing bandwidth without completely ...
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Is CUPS (Common Unix Printing Service) a security issue?

Is this service, using port 631 being open create any security risks ? And by this I mean a way for hackers to somehow compromise a system by injecting some type of code to elicit a connection or ...
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Keynote Play presentation on 1 display and Just see my desktop on my second

Is there a way to have keynote play full screen on one display and just let me have access to my desktop on a second display? It always shows the presenter notes. I want to just be able to access my ...
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Why does mdworker segfault when scanning files owned by root?

While investigating a disk with ever-dwindling free space and a CPU pegged at >100%, I eventually determined that the problem was mdworker repeatedly segfaulting, keeping syslogd and CrashReporter ...
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OS X Dictation - more accurate transcription

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software stand point prospective, I read on a book that: "Further, the server-based dictation in OS X also sends other user information, like your address ...
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Automator action to Search with YouTube (Safari)

There is a contextual menu that allows user to search highlighted items with Google. I'd like to create a process that searches with YouTube with applesccript(automator). I tried doing something on ...
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My SD card is not showing up in Finder

I have a SD card that I put into my MacBook Pro. It then showed up in finder. I wanted to access it and I accidentally dragged the mounted card and now it's gone from Finder. Taking out the card and ...
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Apple Music - Some sounds from Album are not available to download or listen

I have Apple Music 3 month free trial and I added an album to my iCloud Music Library. But one sound is "disabled" and I cannot listen or download it. What's wrong?
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Unable to pair again bluetooth headset

I used to have a this bluetooth (BT) headset paired and working. Because it had some audio stuttering issues, as a troubleshooting measure I decided to un-pair (remove from list of BT devices in Mac ...
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Unfortunate deleting binary command file [duplicate]

I deleted "chmod" by mistake using "sudo rm chmod". What is the way to recover the chmod command? Is it 'a no way to do it' operation? I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite.