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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Pasting in search field pastes in document instead

I recently tried to find and replace a misspelled word by copying the word, pressing command+shift+H to bring up the Find and Replace dialog, then pasting into the "search" field. But instead of ...
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Mac Backup Software that can run from a CD/DVD

I've been googling around and I've found several backup programs for Mac like Carbon Copy, SuperDuper and ChronoSync. They all seem to offer the option to create bootable backups but that's not what I ...
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Files missing after doing disk repair

I have an NTFS external disk, And I followed a stupid tutorial, it told me to repair my disk then I can delete the 'un-deletable' files in the NTFS external disk. However, When I done the ...
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OSX Mavericks - Enabling Custom DHCP Options

I am using a new MAC running OSX Mavericks with a solaris ISC DHCPD server. I have setup some additional options on the DHCPD server but it is my understanding that most DHCP clients don't request ...
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How to auto switch input method by app

My mac has several input methods (English, Chinese) When I open terminal / iterm2 , I want the input method to switch to English automatically. When I open skype or chat messenger , I want the ...
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Cannot delete photos from Photo Stream; after deleting, they will restore in iPhoto

I'm trying to delete some photos from photo stream, but deleting from my iPhone 5 (iOS 7.1), iPod 5 (iOS 7.1), Macbook (OS X 10.9) and Mac Mini (OS X 10.9), the photos will show up again the next time ...
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Automatically opening multiple Apps / TABs for certain projects

I'm trying to improve my workflow when working on certain projects. Depending on what kind of work I'm doing, I'll want certain apps open with certain configurations. Example: For a web development ...
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Is it possible to remove the “Shared” folder under Users?

Under "Sharing" in System Preferences, I do not have anything shared. However, I have a "Shared" folder under "Users". Is there a way to remove this folder?
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What is XQuartz?

I have been researching about XQuartz a lot but I haven't been able to find much information. I found out that it some kind of window manager provider. I was wondering does it replace the default ...
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Full access to second encrypted partition with OS X on it

I have two encrypted logical partitions on my Mac, one with Mavericks and one with the Yosemite public beta. I would like to have full read and write access to all files on one partition when I am ...
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Create 128 Barcodes within Excel

Is there a way to create Barcodes (128 standard) on a Mac, preferably via an add-in? I need it to create barcodes in Excel sheets (or moreso a friend of mine needs it). I have tried all VBA macros ...
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How to share ethernet between MBP and iPad?

I have an MBP that is connected to the internet through ethernet. I've enabled internet sharing through wi-fi, my plan being to allow my iPad to connect to the internet through wi-fi. I've created a ...
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What HDMI to DVI adapters are high quality?

When I bought my Mac mini Server (Mid 2011) it came with a HDMI to DVI adapter/dongle. Now I want to buy a similar, high quality, dongle for my retina Macbook Pro. I prefer a HDMI dongle because it ...
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Minecraft crashing on Mac OS with Java 8 - any fixes?

When I load or start a new game on Minecraft it crashes. It only happened after I installed Java 8. Minecraft Version: 1.7.10 Operating System: Mac OS X (x86_64) version 10.9.4 Java Version: ...
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Issue installing GCC using homebrew (scipy package dependency)

I am attempting to install the scipy (Scientific Python, including matplotlib) package using homebrew, and I noticed that it fails when it needs to install a dependency (gcc version 4.9.0). I ...
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I can pair my PlayStaion DualShock 3 Controller, but why are the buttons mixed up?

I was able to follow the steps here to connect my DualShock 3 controller to my MacBook running 10.9.4, however now the direction pad, trigger, and shape buttons are all mismatched when I try using ...
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Why does my iMac take so long to go to sleep?

Note: I have seen this question as well as this question, I don't believe that either pertain to this situation. When I press the sleep button on my iMac it consistently takes 30-31 seconds to go ...
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Launch iTunes and iPhoto when external USB drive is connected

Is there a code that I can just copy an paste into Terminal or Automator? If not what is the best Application to download?
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Unknown error message in Terminal

When I open the Terminal I keep getting this message, which I suppose is some error: /Users/sinisasasic/.zshrc:export:48: not valid in this context: ...
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Showing Notifications on all displays

Is it possible to configure notification center to show notifications on all displays? (When displays are not mirroring of course)
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click select IPv6 address in terminal

When clicked on IPv4 address in terminal window, it gets selected as a whole, not a single octet. The same action does not work for IPv6 adress, it does not get selected. I assume there is some ...
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Boot on USB from a previous version of OSX

I own a mid-2013 Macbook Air running Mavericks and wish to boot on a USB stick containing a bootable version of DiskWarrior. The problem is DiskWarrior wasn't updated for quite some time and, though ...
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Piping into printf

In Terminal, I'm trying to replace MY_SUBJECT and BODY_OF_EMAIL from the command below: printf "From: Sender Name <sender@domain.com>\nTo: recipient@domain.com\nSubject: ...
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On OS X are iTunes and the App Store apps one and the same?

I have two MacBook Airs (Running the latest version of OS X 10.9). On one of the MacBooks I decided to get rid of some of the apps that I know I am not going to use. One of the apps that I got rid of ...
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Deep sleep keyboard shortcut

I have been a windows user for a long time now and I have been used to pressing just one key in my keyboard to hibernate the machine every night. I recently bought a mac mini and I press Shift + ...
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Chrome taking up CPU on particular urls

At least a few times a day I get disturbed by high Chrome CPU usage... I have to open Chrome's Task Manager and see which tab is taking up CPU. For example https://www.ethereum.org/ always takes ...
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Problem With the Click Command - AppleScript

I'm trying to do some GUI scripting with AppleScript but every time I try to use the click command, it will work but cause an error. If I use a try statement it works fine, but I shouldn't have to do ...
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Mac Chrome virus that inverts colours?

I dunno if this is a virus or not (if it is it doesn't seem to be doing much), but when I open Chrome, for HTML elements with the input tag, I've been getting messed up colours. It's not a biggie, but ...
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What does error “the Classic Environment is no longer supported” mean?

I created a .app file that is 303KB on disk. When I right click it and press Compress... I end up getting a 8.4MB .zip archive. I tried sending the .app via email to myself and compressing it on ...
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Can seller lock/erase my second-hand Mac with Find My Mac?

I recently purchased a MacBook. It's a model that supports Apple's latest OS (at this time 10.9), meaning that it also supports Find My Mac and such. I'd like to know what I would need to do to ...
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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How to disable Mac OS X's autocorrect but still show spelling suggestions?

I welcome popup spelling suggestions, but I dislike the OS replacing text as I type without any real confirmation from me. I'm aware both behaviors can be enabled/disabled together as one option in ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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Scale / resize print output to minimize white space

When printing PDFs, I often find that they have very large margins that leave white space on all four sides of the page. For me, the whitespace in the margins is just wasted. As my eyesight is not ...
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Charles is not recording traffic through Evo Wingle 3G

I am from Pakistan and using Evo Wingle 3G device for internet. It connects via USB port. I am trying to record my internet traffic through Charles, but it is not recording it. Can any one help me in ...
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Eclipse not starting on OS X 10.9.4

I am having troubles to start Eclipse on my Mac. I have been using Eclipse for a long time and it has been working but know, it doesn't start properly. I guess that's because I updated the OS of my ...
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There is a file named %FF at the root. What is it for?

I just noticed that I have this file at the root of the disc. -r-------- 1 root wheel 0B 3 ago 00:38 %FF The file is empty and it was created August 3rd. I did not created it. Do you know ...
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Can I move Time Machine files from an external disk, reformat it, then restore the TM files?

I have an external USB disk which is backing up my Mac using Time Machine. I need to reformat the external disk for an unrelated reason. If I: temporarily move the Time Machine files off the ...
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Can I remove one partition on an external drive, while keeping the other intact?

I have an external USB drive, which I've partitioned into separate FAT32 ("MOVIES") and OSX ("TIME_MACHINE") partitions: I now wish to remove the FAT32 partition and just use the OSX partition. ...
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Add author to pdf

I produce a quarterly bulletin, which I publish as a pdf. This is written in Pages 4.3 and exported. Previous issues on OS X 10.8 have my name as Author. Recent issues on OS X 10.9 show unknown ...
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What could cause Command-Tab task switching to get “stuck”?

When I Command-Tab to task switch (in both Mavericks and Yosemite), occasionally (maybe 60% of the time) the task switcher will behave as if the Tab button was held down. That is, the task-switcher ...
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How can i initiate os x installaion from a dmg in windows on a Mac?

I'm on a mac book pro and i have a working bootcamp partition with windows 8, and a damaged mac os x 10.10 beta partition, the problem is that i can not boot with the mac partition, and in order to ...
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How do I show the total ratio on uTorrent on a mac?

I wanted to view my total download/upload ratio on uTorrent (v1.8.4) of all the torrents I've downloaded/shared. Where can I view this information?
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xcode - Bot creation failed with error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made

I am trying to create a bot on my server running 10.9, and I keep getting the following error: Bot creation failed with error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server ...
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Can hdiutil be used to open ext4 encrypted USB drive [duplicate]

Linux to Mac Ext4 encrypted USB drive. It mounts beautiful on Linux yet on OSX gives an error? Can hdiutil be used to install the USB drive? Is there native support for EXT4 ?
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Errors restoring OSX Lion on a macbook

My sister has a late 2007 MacBook running OSX 10.7 Lion. She's managed to acquire quite the collection of adware, so reinstalling the OS seems like the easiest recourse. However, when I boot into ...
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Export all notes on Mac OS X 10.9.4

Is there a way to export all notes? I have already an iTunes-account but I don't want to add this Mac to the existing iTunes-account. I read about Gmail but I don't want to create another account. ...
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Apple thinks I'm my father

My mac thinks I'm my father. When in automator I do this: [get value of variable: name] --> [new text file. Save as 'name.txt'. Location: desktop] it should put my name in a text file and put it ...
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Change space on both displays?

I'm trying to work out how to get the best out of the new multi-display support in OS X Mavericks. I'm very used to my workflow when I was changing space on both displays with single gesture on my ...
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Create a PDF with a custom page size? (Mavericks)

I'm trying to create a PDF with a custom page size. Basically, I'm converting a set of JPEGs which are exactly 5:4 dimensions into a single PDF, so I wanted to set the paper size to 8x10, so as not ...