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 find hidden items in Automator?

I am trying to create a workflow in Automator that will find hidden files in a folder by searching for files with names that begin with ".". Currently, the Find FInder Items action is as follows: ...
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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Installing a clean version of OS X

I am currently downloading yosemite from the app store. I have Lion installed. I want a clean install. But i don't have a bootable cd/usb and I don't need to save any data. Can i do the following or ...
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Safari 8 on Yosemite Spawning distnoted process and spiking CPU load

My Safari 8 was hijacked by Open-Search.com after updating OS to Yosemite (10.10). The effect was two fold, my home page was hijacked by Open-Search/MacKeeper and the CPU started to load spikes at ...
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Macbook 2010 13 inch keyboard not working untill after boot into os but no os installed

So basically i got this macbook used and when i got it it had windows 7 and no mac os x at all. I tried to install Mac os x from usb but it wouldent boot because the keyboard was not working... then i ...
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How Do I fix The Audio in Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 installed on my MAC but I don't have sound. The Internal speakers are not detected by Win8. In the charm, it show this; No speakers or headphones. and in Driver manager The High ...
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Correct Filesystem Setup?

Recently I did a fresh install of OSX Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. I followed these instructions to create a USB install drive, and I then used the Disk Utility app from that booted USB drive to erase ...
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How to disable frequently visited items and favorites under the address bar in Safari 8?

I want to remove the following frequently visited items and favorites under the address bar in Safari 8. How can I do this?
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Is it at all possible to open a 3rd party iPad app in a mac (xcode emulator, for example)

Someone asked me this - I think the answer is no for a number of reasons, but I wanted to confirm. Is there any way to open an iPad app on a mac desktop or laptop? For example I download a ...
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Apply Computer Name and local hostname with System Image Utility

I am going through trying to create a NetInstall image using System Image Utility and am curious about how the "Apply Computer Name and Local Hostname settings from a file" option works under the ...
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Will the MAS prompt me to keep my Xcode 5?

I have Xcode 5.11. If I try to install the newest (6.0) Xcode from the Mac App Store, will I be prompted to keep my current Xcode?
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Can I copy files from a PC to an iMac using a USB memory stick?

Having been a PC user for a number of years I'm now seriously considering purchasing an Apple iMac (21.5″, 2.7 GHz). Is it possible to use a USB flash drive to copy files from my Windows 7 PC to the ...
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How to prevent second OS X partition from seeing apps in the other partition?

I have two partitions set up on my MacBook and I'm having issues when installing software on the new partition as it says it is already installed. The application is installed on the other partition ...
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Mail.app @hotmail.com Exchange

Is it possible (in any way!) to enable my @live.nl, @outlook.com, @hotmail.com accounts through Exchange, into the stock Mail application? I'm willing to buy Office 365 for one account (and remove the ...
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LSUIPresentationMode no longer works in Yosemite

I've always set LSUIPresentationMode to 4 in iTerm and Firefox to hide the annoying unnecessary menu bar taking up precious vertical space on my macbook. If I needed the menu, I could just move my ...
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'Offline' push notifications Mail.app

I've been browsing the web for several hours now, but I can't find a clear answer on this: Is the native Mail.app capable of receiving 'offline' PUSH e-mail? I've tried the following: In settings - ...
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Yosemite disables audio output on external monitor change

When I plug or unplug monitor so the screen configuration changes, or if I open/close the MBP lid, then: The audio stops When I try to change volume, the volume symbol is crossed like this: Ø Can ...
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Cannot change permission of external ExFAT HDD folders

I can't change permissions of external HDD folders The file system is ExFAT and I am on OSX. Here is what is shown when I do ls: drwxrwxrwx@ I don't even understand what @ means at the end. Is it ...
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Mounting Encrypted Core Storage Volume(s) On Startup

Okay, so I have three main volumes for my system; one for the OS (SSD) one for users and files (Fusion Drive) and one for backup. All three are encrypted Core Storage volumes. The problem is that ...
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When we toggle between enable and disable safari extensions, where will the state go and sit on different mac os?

After some research got to know that security find-generic-password -l "Safari Extensions List" -g command gives the extensions and their states. The output of the command is not in readable format. I ...
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Is it possible to close all notification alerts?

I've come back from vacation, and I have an unknown large number of e-mail alerts piled up. Hitting the x in notification center only cleared some of them - I'm assuming it was the last 5 since that's ...
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Strange background color on external drive folder names

I had folder on local Mac drive. And when I ls on terminal I see this: But when I copied on external HDD (FAT filesystem) I see this when I call the same ls command in the same directory: What ...
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Disable trackpad handwriting keyboard shortcut without disabling Chinese keyboard input?

In the Keyboard Shortcuts preference pane, this is the one shortcut that can't be disabled. It's disabled if you turn off Chinese keyboard input, but I want to keep the keyboard input. I got ...
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Limited FaceBook friends show up in Contacts app in Mavericks or Yosemite

I configured my Facebook account in OS X (both Mavericks & Yosemite) using following article >> http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18993 I have 200+ friends on FB, but on Contacts app it just shows ...
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Macbook pro showing beach ball right after startup

right after i startup my machine i write my password and enter macosx but once every 2 times it takes way longer and shows me the beach ball if i try to do something else so i have to wait until it ...
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How to unlock disk after unsuccessful upgrade?

I tried to upgrade to OSX Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I had only 4GB of free disk space. Everything went fine until it said only a minute remaining. This was on for 8 hours. Eventually I restarted the ...
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Does Apple still support 10.5.8?

Have a friend that's running OSX 10.5.8 and claims it's still supported by Apple and has the same security patches as needed as any other version of OSX. Does Apple still support 10.5.8? What if any ...
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Only show minimized windows from current space

I'd like to be able to only see minimized windows from the current space on the dock. Currently it shows all minimized windows from all spaces. Is there any setting or tool that I can use to ...
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Finder Problems after Updating to Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite from Mavericks. Everything seems to be working normally, except Finder. When I open a Finder window it is empty. Even if I open the Applications folder - it is empty. The files ...
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Foot pedals as modifier keys for Mac

I am hoping to buy a couple of foot pedals that I could use as Ctrl and Shift for my MacBook Pro. Is this at all possible with an OS X machine? I have read that Kinesis foot pedals (e.g. this one) ...
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Cannot replace existing files in a folder (Yosemite)

I am having a problem with the Finder, Copy and Replace to be exact, and I was hoping someone could help me troubleshoot. I am have been on Yosemite for one week and just noticed the issue a couple of ...
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Upload Videos from Sony Camera to specific Youtube channel?

I have tried QuickTime so far, I cannot specify the channel: only email and all channels tied to the same Gmail. I have Final Cut Pro. How can I upload videos to specific Youtube channel in OSX from ...
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Unable to download Yosemite

Long story short: I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and I'm trying to download the Yosemite package in order to (re)create a bootable USB. When I go to the App Store, I go to the first tab and click on "Free" under ...
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Problem with Terminal after changed permission to /usr/bin

I was trying to install rake and rspec using ruby gems. I changed read permissions on /usr/bin Now my terminal window looks like this: login(388,0x7fff73cd5310) malloc: * error for object ...
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Using USB-powered monitor with Mac

Question: Is it possible to use a USB powered monitor with a Mac? I believe these connect simply (and only) via USB. Detail: I would like to use a small tablet-sized monitor (approx 12 inch) with a ...
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Finder won't remember window size in Yosemite

In previous versions there was a way to set the window configuration as default. But now in Yosemite they seem to have got rid of this option. There is however a way to make it remember for a while ...
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How launchd StartInterval behaves after long sleep?

I have a 21,600secs (4hours) job using launchd.plist. I have 2 mac, main and sub. With main mac, my plist works fine. But with sub mac, which is wakes up 3~4 times per week, my plist does not seems ...
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Keyboard shortcut not working in yosemite

Here is the screen shot and it's not working anymore after upgrading to Yosemite NOTE: Although if I add this shortcuts under all applications then it works. I don't know why it's not working, ...
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Xerox 3117 driver for OS X Yosemite

I am using Yosemite on MBP 15 mid2010 I already tried this tutorial http://vadimk.com/2010/10/11/xerox-phaser-3117-mac/ Didn't work for me. Also tried Splix: http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ again, ...
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Key remapping without Karbiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karbiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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'Macintosh HD' not bootable anymore after installing Yosemite on a second disk

So I installed a second HDD that I plan on eventually using as my main system disk and did a fresh install of Yosemite on it. The thing, is that I'd like to boot back into the original Macintosh HD so ...
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How to switch dictation language in Yosemite using a voice command?

I write in both English and French, and quite often I need to switch between them. I'd like to know if I can achieve this using a voice command?
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What are the dictation commands in French?

Apple has a list of dictation commands online here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6482 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6481. Does anyone know where I can find the French versions?
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Yosemite grey background on login screen

I recently installed yosemite (fresh install) on my mbp retina and i notice that the login screen has a grey background with only my account pic. I can login normally and without any problems but it ...
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Yahoo Widgets - crashing - clean uninstall

Anyone remember Konfabulator / Yahoo Widgets? Anyone still use it/ them? Well, I do… to track my IP, and put rotating pictures on my desktop. Pretty low-level stuff, but it's been part of my desktop ...
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Does Profile Manager for iOS Need to be Accessible over the Internet?

We're replacing our BlackBerry handsets with iPhones, and we'll be using OS X's Profile Manager for MDM deployment and management. I've done some exploratory research and I'm happy with the general ...
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Is Yosemite Mail caching signature files? How can I get around that?

I created a little script that looks up a random signature from an ever-growing list of quotes I have and modifies the HTML of my signature file to insert the quote into place. I trigger this script ...
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Connecting to FTP, directory seems to be blank

I need to transfer some files into a guest computer in VirtualBox, and I think FTP would be a good way, but am having trouble connecting the two "computers". I tried running: sudo -s launchctl load ...
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GRAB utility invisible in FINDER

I use the utility GRAB occasionally. It does not show in the utility list under applications in Finder. However, I know it is there because when I search I find it - How can I make it appear on ...
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Confirmation Dialogs in Yosemite

In Mavericks and lower, when a confirmation dialog, such as , popped up, there were 2 states. The button that would be activated if you hit the space bar and the one that would be activated when you ...