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 the text on the shutdown window?

When you press the power button on a mac laptop, a window is shown that reads "Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?" An image of the power symbol is shown next to this text and at the ...
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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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Toggling wi-fi on and off

I need an applescript that will toggle wi-fi off and on at set intervals, say every 10 or 15 minutes. I'm using a 2012 MacBookPro running 10.9.5.
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Is it possible to install all Kali hacking tools in Mac [closed]

How can i install these below listed tools in mac. I guess these are command line tools. Can i install them using Homebrew. I can install them in Ubuntu or in other linux distro using terminal. Is it ...
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How to repair Homebrew permissions after installing as root?

I run brew as root, now it's defunct. No updates anymore. How to fix? $ brew update && brew upgrade error: Unable to append to .git/logs/HEAD: Permission denied error: Unable to append to ...
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How to use Hungarian tax reporting application called ABEVJAVA on Mac?

I have installed Hungarian tax reporting software called ABEVJAVA. I put into my home folder. Then for test it I downloaded a report template called NAV_1408.jnlp On windows I have to double click it, ...
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How does automator know that the text that it receives, is an address?

In automator there is an action called "Extract Data from text". It can extract stuff like email addresses, phone numbers but also addresses. How does that work? How does automator know that the text ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...
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How do I remove purchased GarageBand content?

I recently purchased GarageBand's additional content (the $4.99 for everything one) specifically to acquire the drummers. Now I've got around 10GB of unused content eating up a significant portion of ...
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Bash shell doesn't inherit $PATH set in /etc/launchd.conf

I am new mac OS X user and recently I am setting up my laptop as a work environment. That concerns environment variables setting in shell. After some search work I found several ways to set ...
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Toggle alarm to scare intruders?

My coworkers always tell me to lock my Mac when I get up from my desk, or they'll mess with it. I think it's pretty obnoxious that I have to lock my computer each time I get up for anything, and of ...
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Apple email program won't encrypt outgoing messages

My Mac OSX Apple email program keeps asking for passphrase in order to encrypt outgoing mail, yet it rejects the passphrase and refuses to encrypt the message. It only worked once.
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Not enough color using GIF brewery?

so i'm starting making gifs and i'm really disappointed in the quality of the gif cause the colors are limited it looks like this when it comes out when it should be like this but i don't have ...
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When copying a directory from one external HDD to another Finder tells there are more files than in the whole HDD

I have this problem when trying to copy files from one external HDD to another, the thing is that in the first HDD the Disk Util app says it has 10,702,660 items and when I try to copy them the ...
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Dreamweaver tells me that it can't edit some html file because it is locked, how to exclude folders/types from auto lock?

Dreamweaver complains that it can't edit some specific files due to the fact that they are locked. With as only options to cancel or view read-only. However I do really want to edit the .html files. ...
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What is the best practice for creating a daemon with launchd that runs at lower than default priority

I have a daemon I would like have to parallelize up to the number of cores on a user's machine, but I don't want it interfering with foreground tasks. Traditionally, in unix, I would just run this ...
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How can I update my version of `unzip` to version 6.00 or higher?

Its a common problem that, when unzipping (read: 'open by double-click'), some .zip files result in a similar sized .cpgz file. But you expected an unzipped file or folder instead. The default unzip ...
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How to get iMessages from receiver on OS X Mavericks?

By imessage, I can send and get message from another Apple ID. Message history is storing in /Users/username/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages (on my mac) In that directory, ...
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OSX 10.9.5 upgrade causes apache/php downgrade

Today I installed the OXS 10.9.5 upgrade and it appears to have downgraded my Apache and PHP version. Is there an easy way to reverse this unwanted downgrade? Or do I have to reinstall apache via ...
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Home folder name changed but terminal prompt is still showing last name

I changed the name of my home folder in 2 ways. First I change it using the instructions from the official Apple website: sudo mv /Users/old_name /Users/new_name and then I also changed it going to ...
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Launchd starts event 40 seconds later?

I've created a .plist file, which should act as system daemon (global with root user). This .plist file listens to the settings directory for changes like changing network settings. When this happens ...
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Why my brew does not work?

I installed brew before, but it does not work now. When I run brew, it give me the error -bash: brew: command not found So I tried to reinstall using the code ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
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Unzipping an archive, the folder icon appears under the archive

I double-click the .zip, and the resultant folder shows up here: Annoying, but eh. Is there any way to fix this? Similarly, anything downloaded to the folder shows up in the top left, piling on top ...
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OSX 10.9.5 - different keyboard layouts per application

From what I see in the Googles, there used to be a way to set it so that each application/window could have its own keyboard layout. I have two different apps, and I need different layouts for each ...
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Update from os x 10.4 to 10.9 with time machine backup

I have a iMac (compatible with os x 10.9) running 10.4 Tiger. How do I upgrade this to OSX 10.9 as AppStore is not available under 10.4. I do have a time machine backup from my macbook pro running ...
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Rsync with Linux server: special character problem

I have a problem with using rsync for backuping files on my remote linux machine to my Mac. The first time all is well, but apparently there is a problem with special characters between the mac and ...
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What is keyboard shortcut to cycle through worksheets in excel (office 2011) workbook on mackbook air?

It looks like the shortcut is listed as Command+PageDown, but there's no "page down" on a mackbook air. how can I cycle through the tabs (worksheets) in an excel workbook?
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Xcode Beta “Verifying Xcode.app”

I just installed Xcode beta, and when trying to open it, it stays on "Verifying Xcode.app" and does not proceed. Why is that? I have the latest OS X mavericks.
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Swift on Xcode 6

I'm trying to use Swift on Xcode 6 for an OS X application, but it defaults the language to Objective-C and won't let me switch it to Swift. I can use Swift for iOS but not OS X. I have the latest ...
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OS X Ram Viewer

I am starting to become an intermediate C++ programmer and messing around with memory allocation and would like to take a look what is going on behind the scenes. For instance, I would like to see ...
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How do I transfer a photo in Preview to iPhoto?

I have a Photo in Preview. How do I move it to iPhoto?
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Adding TextWrangler to the path environment

I would like to add TextWrangler to the path environment. I have tried with this command on the terminal: alias textwrangler=/Applications/TextWrangler.app and then tried to call it just typing ...
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OS X Yosemite - My wired keyboard does not work anymore

I just downloaded OS X Yosemite Beta for testing on my MacBook Air 11. But my wired keyboard stopped to work. Both the usb ports won't recognize the keyboard anymore. I also tried to used even ...
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Can I back up a single folder on time machine?

Basically, I do a lot of work from home, some of which is confidential work. My company has a policy which restricts me from using any form of 'Cloud' to back my files up, so I have set up my time ...
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Quickly switch monitors

I have two monitors set up. About halfway through the working day the sun glare shines on my primary monitor. As a result I have to switch over my windows so my primary monitor faces away from the ...
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I think my HD is failing. Can't backup files from recovery mode. How can I preserve my data?

I'm really worried, and I'm hoping that you guys can help me salvage some files. Here's what happened: This morning I woke my iMac up from sleep, but it was hardly responding. I would click something ...
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Finder constantly forgets sort by

So in Finder I sort a folder by kind then name for example.. Then I restart my computer etc, and when I open up Finder the folder will not obey the sort rule. I will click on any other folder, any ...
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Finder Continually Freezing

I have a problem with the Finder App in Mac OS 10.9.4 where the finder will freeze after a few minutes. This is very similar to the issue here: Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks In fact, deleting the ...
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Shared devices not appearing in Network

I've encountered a somewhat strange problem on my Mac. Recently, all the devices listed in the 'Shared' section of the Finder sidebar have all disappeared and has been replaced an 'All..." option. ...
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OS X Partition not resizable

3 weeks ago I installed Yosemite public beta onto a brand new Macbook Air which arrived with Mavericks pre-installed. To carry out the installation I created a new partition for Yosemite and so had ...
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Remove Mac maximize window left margin

When maximizing a Mac window with the green button, it will not maximize to full size, but have a little left margin from the left side. I guess there is no setting to change that, but that margin ...
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HP printers stopped working mavericks

I have two HP deskjet printers (deskjet 5100 and 5150) and one laser Brother. None of the HP printers work on Mavericks. Brother works fine. I did a printing system reset, I did a SMC reset, removed ...
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Changing /etc/hosts not getting affected

I have added the following line in my /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com so my full /etc/hosts looks like: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 ...
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Many applications hanging after OS 10.9.5 update

I have a four year old MacBook Pro with 8 GB of memory. Two years ago I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD. It has been working very reliably, only needing a restart every few months. Then I updated ...
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How to increase size of clipboard in OS X?

I like to copy and paste long comma separated lists. But lately I've found that my clipboard hasn't been keeping the entirety of what I want to copy. (I've tried the copy a single space to clear the ...
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Macbook Pro 180 Degree Screen

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro With OS X 10.9.3 the 2.3 GHZ Intel i5 and 8 GB of 1333 MHZ DDR3 Ram. When I plug in my Cintiq Companion Hybrid. I run it in mirror mode at 720P because the Cintiq has a ...
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Recompiling bash to avoid shellshock seems to have messed up bash

I probably shouldn't have even messed with it, but I followed the instructions to recompile bash here: How do I recompile Bash to avoid Shellshock (the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169)? ...
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Copy folder into multiple folders

I have a folder that I need to copy into 400 other folders. Instead of writing code to do this is there an easy way to paste into multiple folders?
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Merging multiple AIFF files from the command line

Is there a way to put multiple commands in different voices into the same audio file. I know you can do this: say -v "Cellos" "la di da" -o ex.aiff But I have multiple commands in different voices ...
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performSegueWithIdentifier is not performing in swift [closed]

I am learning swift through the Udemy course. In a section they have shown the coding for performing segue. i tried the same, but its not changing, I tried printing a phrase "page changed" at the same ...