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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Desktop files and folders always moving

In OSX 10.9.5 my desktop folders re-arrange when a new window is opened. I have "sort by" off. I can arrange my folders and then when I open a new window (not every time) all of the folders will ...
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brew bundle reporting “Error: unknown command: bundle”

I'm completely puzzled by this one. I have refactored my install scripts to use the new brew bundle feature. However, I'm getting "Error: unknown command: bundle" $ which brew /usr/local/bin/brew $ ...
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Why is /var symlinked to /private/var? [duplicate]

Why is /var symlinked to /private/var? I understand the general purpose symlinks serve, but I'm curious what specifically is making use of this link.
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How to stop my machine asking for multiple passwords when I log in?

Ever since I changed my user account password, every time I log in to my machine I have to enter multiple passwords. First, I enter the new account password to actually log in. Once I'm at my desktop ...
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OS-X: How to copy files according to their file types from an external hard drive onto an OS-X computer?

I have a lot of files (music, pictures, documents) on an external hard drive that I want to copy into the respective folders on OS-X. I would like to automate the copying process and put all .bmp, ...
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Can't compile PHP 5.6.1 from source

I'm trying to compile PHP 5.6.1 on my MacBook Pro but I can't seem to get pass all the problems. I get stuck with the error message at make: clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use ...
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Open a link in Safari with a keyboard shortcut

In Safari, is it possible to navigate through links on the webpage by means of the keyboard? For example, I made a search in Google and would like to open the first or second link from the web ...
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Run Script on Logout Without Use of Logout Hook

I've been looking into running a few cleanup commands when a user logs out, however the old logout hook feature, although still functioning, has been deprecated for some time now so may not be with us ...
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iTunes does not have ibooks option

I recently bought mac book air. In that I have itunes 11.2.1 version. Now I want to move all of my contents from my previous mac book's itunes to this new one and completely sync both my ipad and ...
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File Not Found Error while including bits/stdc++.h

My System: MacOSX 10.9 64-bit Hey guys, I am working on Sublime Text 3. I have included the #include <bits/stdc++.h> but when I am compiling the source code, adityas-air% g++ 285C.cpp ...
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OSX 10.9.5 automount AFP network volume?

I'm having problems getting automount to mount an AFP share at startup. If I, as a non-root user, issue the following command from my terminal: mount -t afp afp://user:pass@server/share-name ...
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How can I make Ruby net::http stop stalling on ipv6?

There are some tools critical to my workflow that talk to www.pivotaltracker.com using ruby. Some combination of updating from Ruby 2.1.2 to Ruby 2.1.3, recent os x system updates, and brew updates ...
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mount a mac-DVD on Ubuntu in order to share it to Mac

I have a Macbook pro retina 15" and obviously it doesn't have a DVD ROM, so I would like to share my ubuntu DVD drive on the other laptop to see my Mac-DVD softwares. The problem is the difference ...
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What is the meaning of the command lsof +L1

lsof +L1 My understanding is that the command above shows files that have been deleted but are still open. These files have a “link count” of 0, meaning that there is no directory entry (no link, ...
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Not able to access special characters i.e. @,( etc

How do I access special characters on the keyboard when writing emails? I push the Shift key and the 2 to receive the @ but it continues to give me a 2 what is wrong?
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Copy progress window missing when trying to copy in Finder

When I copy on my iMac using Finder in OS X 10.9.5, the popup window which shows the copy process and other related information (Speed, Files left, etc.) does not appear. How can I restore this ...
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Can't install OS X on MacBook Pro after installing Windows 8

So my hard drive stopped working, water damage I think. I bought myself a new ssd and straightaway put Windows on it as I use it for work. This was a few months ago I'm now stuck as I can't figure ...
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Is it possible to make a custom OSX distro?

Yesterday I was forced to reinstall OSX because I stupidly used dd and formatted my main drive - a typo in a script I write! I was having issues with the Internet and the installer kept crashing, ...
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How to add GPS data to photos?

When I make photos with iPhone, these show GPS latitude + longitude in many software. My normal camera has no GPS. How to add GPS info to these photos?
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No access privileges after new setup via Terminal commands OSX 10.5.8

I have an old G5 Mac running OSX 10.5.8 (leopard)and I had forgotten my admin password. I used some excellent terminal commands I found at Ask Different to Reset the initial setup. I used a different ...
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Label view on Apple Mail for OSX

I'm using Apple Mail on OSX (Mavericks). Since I'm accustomed to use Gmail webmail, which shows labels behind each email, I'm looking for a way to show labels (see for instance picture below) in a ...
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Cant access firewall in system preferences; firewall tab is greyed out

I have tried multiple things to rememdy this issue. I have tried enabling and logging in as root, tried to clone the system preferences app and accessing security and privacy from the view menu and ...
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The icons do not update in the Finder or Get Info Tab

I recently changed my text editor default from 'Text Wrangler' to 'Sublime Text' but even then all the default icons for the files types such as .js and .php still show TextWrangler default icon. When ...
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iMac 2009 Mac OSX 10.7.5 Mem 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

The Window All My Files in Favorites stopped showing any files 2 days ago. for me it's the most helpful Library of all, and where I often go for my active files of all types. Why would it just ...
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OS X mavericks update issue

am trying to update my iMac 21.5 inch mid 2010 from os x mavericks 10.9.1 to 10.9.5 to work on Xcode 6 but it always fail and give me the alert message OS X Update could not be verified . It may have ...
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how can I configure a mac to modify parent directory timestamps when programs touch files

I would prefer to have all parent directories timestamps modified when a file is modified by any program. Is this possible on a mac? Basically, for huge build systems with 100 directories, we would ...
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Reinstalling MacOS X Snow Leopard on a Mac over a crashed linux Ubuntu

I have been a given an iMac 24" with a crashed Ubuntu installed on it. I have an install CD of Snow Leopard (not a machine dedicated one). I use a PC keyboard. How can I install SL onto that machine ...
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How do I place bullet points next to centered text on Pages v5?

I am making a list with centered text, paired with a centered bullet point to the left of the text. I am attempting to create the following list (this is a rendering): But, I end up with this when ...
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App Store on OS X broken after system restoration from backup [duplicate]

I recently had to restore my installation of OS X 10.9.4 from a backup. Since then(*), the App Store application is broken. It displays an empty window showing the MAS symbol and the menu bar. ...
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Ruby on OS X 10.9 Ignoring gems because extensions are not built

Every few days this will happen when doing various things in Ruby CLI (notably, using the knife utility for Chef) on OS X (unable to replicate in other environments; Linux, FreeBSD, etc.): Ignoring ...
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Apple “option” keyboard shortcuts and touch typing

Apple keyboards can have shortcuts using alt/option to type non-standard characters. For example, I can type the Swedish å by using alt+k and then typing a, and the Portuguese ç by using alt+c and ...
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64 bit chrome beta OS X 10.9.5

Apparently Chrome Beta for OS X is supposed to be 64 bit. (e.g. http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/08/29/chrome-38-beta-arrives-new-user-switching-profiles-guest-mode-64-bit-default-mac/ I have the ...
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Where is clipboard data stored?

Is there an actual file where the data is stored while I have something in my clipboard?
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Using Command-backtick (⌘-`) to toggle between windows

As far as I can tell, Command-backtick (⌘-`) behaviour in OSX 10.9 works as follows: Given a stack of windows for the current application 1 2 3 4 5 6 in order of most to least recently used: Do it ...
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Why large size calculation difference: Mac Finder vs du?

I have just noticed that for some of my directories on an external disk there is a huge difference in calculated size depending on whether I use the GUI Finder or du (or rather du -h). Using Finder on ...
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cannot install iOS 7.1 simulator for Xcode 6 (weird file mounting error)

I have XCode 5.1 working without problems with iOS 7.1 simulators until yesterday when I upgraded to Xcode 6, the installation was completed successfully, but whenever I try to download and install ...
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JasperSoft iReport Designer does not open when using only Java from Oracle, not Apple

In my OS X Mavericks I did not install Java 6 from Apple, just Java 8 from Oracle, and everything (including Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA) works fine, except JasperSoft iReport Designer, that just closes ...
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Why can't I stop the sound effect for adjusting volume level?

If I go to Settings --> Sound, then there's a checkmark that says "Play feedback when volume is changed." I unchecked it, but the sound effect is still there.
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Automatically close Chrome tabs (for certain websites)

On our family mac, each child has a separate account, which is very nice. The kids use Chrome for their browser, because the parental controls work so well (much better than the OS X built-in ones!), ...
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How to extract keyboard layout icon

I need to get those flag icons: Question is How do I do it? As far I've tried : searching the web for them (duh..), extracting them from Ukelele package (only non-retina ones are there), ...
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Parental control popups are constantly showing

So I have account on my iMac (Maverics OS) for children and parental controls are extremely unusable. 1. I created account and did set up whole account and applications 2. child logs in 3. child does ...
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List of all dates+times when I used my MacBook?

I need a list of the periods of times I used my MacBook throughout the last 30 days. It would be sufficient to have a list of all lid-open and lid-close datetimes (because I close the lid whenever I ...
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How to cancel download from app store [duplicate]

I am downloading MAC OSX Yosemite public beta v3. It is too big(5.3 gb) and my internet is not fast enough. So, i want to cancel the download. I don't see any cancel download option. All is see is a ...
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How can I respond in a definitive fashion to an app pestering me about a permission?

Why? In that case, I think of Steam, which keeps requesting access to the Accessibility Panel. I don't think I want that, because Steam is not an Accessibility tool. What? I'd like to say "No, I ...
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Change Image thumb background : How to see white image in thumb?

I am facing this issue from long time and search many time but can't get any usefull solution. In finder we can see image as thumb. But background of thumb is white color. And if image is white ...
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How can I patch Mac is OS X 10.4.11 with Bash version 2.05b.0(1) for Shellshock bug?

My Mac is OS X 10.4.11 with Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-Release (PowerPC-Apple-Darwin8.0) on a PowerMac. It is vulnerable and need to be patched. This Mac uses Filemaker 8.5 pro client and hosts the ...
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Delete a currently-open file directly in the application?

OS X's ability to rename or move a currently-open file right inside the application is really handy: To take it one step further, is there a trick to actually delete the current file inside the ...
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Has my computer been hacked

I'm trying to find out if someone has hacked my computer. In case I get the following message in my Terminal window: "Last login: Tue Sep 30 02:02:18 on console" does that mean a person has logged in, ...
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Permanently disable Spotlight on disk that is used with rsync

I'm using rsync to mirror files from my internal drive to an external USB hard drive. This is the command I'm using: /usr/local/bin/rsync --archive --exclude='.DS_Store' --delete-after --progress ...
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My mac bookpro screen hangs and freeze after restarting it displays black screen

I bought macbook pro-13 inches last year September, since last 15 days I'm facing difficulties regarding to booting issues and also some times suddenly the display hangs no controls, keys, trackpad ...