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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Finder no longer keep tabs after restart in Yosemite

My preference is working with one Finder window with multiple tabs. So previously the Finder could memorize the tabs and reopen them both after I close/reopen the window and after I restart the ...
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Upgraded to Yosemite, mkdir now says “permission denied”

I upgraded from OS 10.7.3 to 10.10.3. Now I get "permission denied" when I run mkdir on folders that I own and have full permission. For example : I own a folder called ...
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Split tunneling In Mac OS X

I have an VPN application that creates a logical interface in OS X programmatically. Once created, its configured with private IP and parameters and the Routing Table is updated accordingly. The ...
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How to let Xcode build apps and use playgrounds when parental control is enabled

I would like to know how to let Xcode build apps and use playgrounds when parental control is enabled. In fact app restriction is enabled, but even if Xcode is authorised it asks for authorisation ...
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Why does the updating of the default route entry of physical interface take 1 minute in Mac OS X

I created a logical interface using my VPN Application and added the default route - in the routing table as my logical interface. To add the default route programmatically, I have to delete the ...
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Where is the mount point and format of the iOS memory when it is plugged in a mac?

I would like to do manual changes to my iOS iPhone, and I would like to know if it is possible to plug the iOS into a mac, find the mount point and /dev/disk<number> and then cd to it and do ...
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Why does OS X terminal need manually sourcing to display colour?

I have the following in my ~/.bash_profile file: export CLICOLOR=1 export PS1="$FBLU[\#]$RS--$RS{\t}$RS$FWHT\W$RS$FMAG@$RS$FRED\u$RS$FCYN\$$RS$FBLU>>>$RS" # ANSI color codes RS="\[\033[0m\]" ...
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Choppy scrolling on new retina mac book pro

My new mac has: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Intel Iris Pro Graphics Force Touch trackpad Backlit Keyboard ...
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Stop Image capture from requiring password when iPhone connects to OS X

Image Capture on Mavericks keeps showing a dialog asking to enter the passcode for my iPhone when connected, even though in the application itself the option for this iPhone has already been set to ...
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How to disable 'Exit Full Screen' with escape on Yosemite

If I press Escape by mistake while working, it exits full screen mode. I could use Ctrl+Cmd+F if I want to exit full screen mode. How can I prevent Escape key in full screen mode?
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Changing ownership of .cpan

I'm getting back into Perl; several months ago I had to have a new hard drive installed and so had to start over again. When I try to update CPAN, I get this message: Your configuration suggests that ...
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How can I disable word completion popup menu in Keynote when esc key is pressed?

I've been using Keynote (6.5.3) for nearly a month without trouble. Apparently, at some point today, I've mashed a keyboard combination that presents me with a popup dialog with "autocomplete" ...
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Is it safe to remove chess.app

I was cleaning my MBP out the other day and found chess.app in my /applications folder. I tried deleting it and Yosemite gave me this error: Is this safe to delete? I was able to delete the DVD ...
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Trim Video and Overwrite Original

I often need to trim videos and simply want to overwrite the original file. Using QuickTime Player I need to open and trim the video save the video to a new file (unfortunately it does not show the ...
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Stream audio from Mac OS X to Android?

My audio on my Mac computer is broken, there are no input devices found. (Although there used to be, then instantly wasn't.) I have searched everywhere, nothing works. So I was thinking I could ...
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Can't update from OSX 10.9.5 to OSX Yosemite 10.10

I bought my 13 inch non-retina MacBook Pro on December 2013. It's got... 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500 GB 5400-rpm hard drive To update to OSX Yosemite 10.10 takes 5.64 GB. So does it mean I ...
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Storage Apps more than 800 GB on 256 GB SSD [duplicate]

My new Macbook pro 13 inch 256 GB (Early 2015) Storage Apps more than 800 GB on 256 GB SSD with scan by DaisyDisk Apps 30 GB
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What is kept after reinstalling OS X Yosemite from Recovery HD partition

I want to reinstall Safari because it started tu use too much memory on the ordinaty web pages. Inspecting the timeline of such a page shows too many events and javascript running, even I do nothin ...
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Files damaged when transferred from external HD

I have backed up my zipped , docs , excels and text files on my external HD , this external HD formatted with mac journaled and encrypted. Some time I work with these files yesterday I transferred ...
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I can't 'Screen Share' on my MBP with OS X Yosemite

Specs: Macbook Pro Mid 2012 OS X 10.10.4 I'm not able to Share my screen with my friends. I want to connect with my friend's Macbook (which is not in my network, different city) for troubleshooting ...
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Way to continue work on other Mac

I have 2 Macs. I usually work on one, but would like to be able to quickly continue work on the other. That means the following: open important apps that are in use (e.g. for develeopment) open all ...
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Cannot create home folders on the server for network accounts

I have a problem with creating home folders on the server for network accounts. The goal is to share the same files on multiple devices. A quick overview of what I do: I go to the Server.app. I ...
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No disk to erase in Disk Utility Internet Recovery

Earlier today, my MacBook Pro 2013 went to the grey screen of death (folder flashing with the question mark) and now won't boot up. I started internet recovery all fine, but when I went to reinstall ...
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is QuickTime available on OSX 10.9.5?

I'm using OSX 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro now and I can't find the QuickTime app/feature anywhere. Is QuickTime only available on OSX Yosemite 10.10.3? If it is on OSX 10.9.5, where is it located? It's ...
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Can I make my own kernel extensions on El Capitan?

I have recently heard that a feature called rootless that is going to be on El Capitan. This means that folders such as /System cannot be modified by the root user and only signed kext (kernel ...
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How to properly download the following plugin video?

After nearly a week browsing all over the web, using Safari 5.1.10 Develop menu, Activity Monitor, etc…, how can I download the following video to my Mac: ...
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Install OS X Cheetah on my Macbook Air with OS X Yosemite

How can I install Cheetah (OSX 10.0) on my 2014 Macbook? Can I use virtual box? Where can I find iso files to install? BTW my macbook is running Yosemite
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Is it possible to chat with a Facebook group using Messages app on OS X Yosemite?

I would like to chat with my groups on Facebook using a desktop app. So far I've tried: Adium, it is quite nice, but it doesn't support group conversations. Native Messages app doesn't seem to ...
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Cannot launch Steam game with Wine

I have 2 computers. One is Mavericks (10.9.5) and this one is Yosemite. On Mavericks, this works flawlessly. With wine, Steam launches fine. However, there is a peculiar window showing up, and ...
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Principal HDD doesn't appear in the list of disks to format

I'm using the recovery tools (from internet), but I can't format the internal 500GB HDD. Entering diskutil list in Terminal I get the following output: -bash-3.2# diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: ...
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Using ethernet for iMac and Wi-Fi for other devices

I now use Wi-Fi for my iMac and for various other devices. Can I set up the iMac to use ethernet directly w/o Wi-Fi involvement and have the Wi-Fi continue to connect for iPads, TV and smart phones? ...
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Configure VPN so it doesn't fall back to unencrypted

I use a VPN when connecting to the Internet via open Wifi. I use Apple's built-in VPN client. However, occasionally my VPN connection will drop. When this happens, Apple's built-in VPN client ...
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Bootable usb from dmg taking more space than it should

I have made a bootable USB disk using a DMG and restoring it to a partition. I planned on making this USB a multiple-version recovery USB for use at a repair shop, but I can't fit everything I want ...
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Can't enter username in form with Silverlight

I have had to install MS Silverlight in order to carry out online marking of examination answers on platform 'RM Assessor' The RM Assessor login page appears, with a username window and a password ...
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MacPorts issue with FreeType10.10

I'm using MacPorts to run Windows executables through Wine, everything went fine until all this suddenly went kaput for this reason: Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts synchronisation between iOS and OS X does not work properly

I use keyboard shortcuts on my iPhone a lot. For example, @g which results in @gmail.com, or addr for my home address. I have got multiple OS X and iOS systems. I believe shortcuts in sync via iCloud. ...
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How do I force Safari to save password for ALL websites?

Just seems safari can be picky with what website password gets saved. Like I can save my password for stackexchange but I can't do the same for macrumors.com. I've looked at Safari preferences and ...
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NetInstall - nothing happens after a flashing globe and the system boots locally

I've created a system image using the System Image Utility. The image should install a pkg, a policy file, and run one sh script, as well as binding to our LDAP directory. I'm serving the image from ...
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persistent dock icons after image

I am having issues with creating a custom Dock in a standard image we use in 10.10.3. I have a .pkg that runs during a deploy studio workflow that replaces the dock.plist file with the one that has ...
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Incomprehensible information in system diagnostic report

When I open Console app and go to the "System diagnostic report" I can see awdd files. In the file while I can see for example: ($0éÞÊ ...
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How to install dmg files that offer no drag option

I am trying to install SmartGit on Mac. I download their dmg file and double click on it and instead of giving me an option to drag the app to the Applications folder, it opens up a folder with the ...
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Which Applications are accessing the microphone in OS X?

I want to list the application names / process ids that are accessing any microphone / sound input device. This would be great if it were a Terminal command (like lsof) but even an application would ...
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What is this icon on my mac

Does anyone know this icon? I can't get rid of it.
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Yosemite won't let me delete a user

I need help deleting a user. I migrated a different user with a new user. Then I logged into the new user and went to delete old user, and I got the spinning beach ball. I used the usual: Go to System ...
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Automator and Launchd: OSStatus error -10810

I have a number of automator script scheduled in launchd. All the scripts work fine and execute the workflow as expected. These are simple workflows that execute some finder actions and shell ...
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MacBook Air won't start up, won't enter secure mode and repair in Disk Utility

Unfortunately some data was downloading and my Mac got stuck, so I forcefully power it off. After that, I couldn't enter the login screen, because the loading bar was stuck. I tried to enter safe ...
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Set default app for file extension through configuration

For some reason the there are file extensions where you can't use the information panel to change the default app. Some times the setting isn't stored, sometimes you can't choose apps which are able ...
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Which graphics cards or integrated GPUs support metal?

Apple announced metal for OS X. Apple's website clearly states some features will not be available on all macs, which seems to refer to metal support. But is there a list of already confirmed GPUs, ...
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Cannot make a drive show up on my Desktop

I have a G-RAID running Mavericks. I've got this problem where the G-RAID doesn't show up on the Desktop or in the sidebar of Finder while all other hard drives do show up in these places. When I run ...
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Mail App keeps hanging (not crashing) on Yosemite 10.10.3

Mail runs fine for a few hours, then hangs. I must force quit, then reopen. It runs fine for another few hours then crashes. This is a fresh install of Yosemite, and I rebuilt the index and tried ...