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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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 velnerable and need to patch. This mac uses Filemaker 8.5 pro client and hosts the remote ...
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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘+⇧+3 or ⌘+⇧+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from happening?
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Attempting to share a video in iMovie '13 results in error -50

I have updated to iMovie '13 (v10.01.0) and can no longer share my videos to Vimeo or export them. I get the following error message: Video rendering error: -50 Why is this happening and what ...
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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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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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Any way to update OSX 10.4's Bash version?

I'm running Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-release (powerpc-apple-darwin8.0) on a PowerMac (non-Intel) G5. I often connect to the internet, but not as a server and I believe my version of Bash is vulnerable ...
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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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How do I recompile Bash to avoid Shellshock (the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169)?

Given that Bash 3.2 (the version shipped by OSX) is vulnerable to the remote execution exploit known as "Shell Shock" (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169) how do I rebuild Bash and secure my system ahead ...
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How to install firefox using the terminal app

I am trying to install Mozila Firefox on the school's server via ssh. Given that I have authorization to install it on the server, could someone guide me through the steps to install firefox? It has ...
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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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Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X

I spend a very large amount of time editing text in Xcode, and I would like maneuvering around text within the rest of the Cocoa Text System to offer an identical experience. There are 3 versions of ...
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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 ...
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is there a patch against “Shell Shock” for my system MacOS 10.6.8 bash version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0) [duplicate]

I already run the following and I get "vulnerable" Mac cysunza$ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' vulnerable hello I read the post about it but appears to me that his is just for ...
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Updating / Upgrading Xcode to 6.0.1 does not work

so I tried to upgrade my Xcode to 6.0.1 from 5.6 or something. I'm running on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 yet. The problem is that it starts downloading Xcode form the Mac AppStore and already ...
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What should I do with my Mac mini? [on hold]

I have had my Mac mini for almost 2 years now and recently got a Macbook Pro, so I stopped using it. I want to start using it for more cool things, but the only interesting thing I found was that I ...
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Disable Spotlight Index on 10.8 on Specific Volumes

To switch off indexing in Terminal I use: sudo mdutil -a -i off This disables it with the -a switch across all volumes and the -i off part turns "off" the indexing. If connected to my iMac is the ...
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Mac crash after installing XCode

I tried installing XCode on my MacBook Pro, but for some reason, it suddenly crashed. After a reboot, I saw a message my computer had to restart because of some system failure. After this message, I ...
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Can I code using Swift on Mavericks?

Is is possible to code using Swift on OS X Mavericks? I found the manual on iBooks but that's as far as I can get right now.
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Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?

Red Hat recently announced a major security-related bug in the Bash shell. Some are calling it the "shellshock" bug. Since OS X is built off of Unix, is it vulnerable to attacks that exploit this bug? ...
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Karabiner ( KeyRemap4MacBook) Ctrl to Command, preserve Ctrl+Tab and Command+Tab

I've been struggling with this for a few hours now. What I want to achieve is I want to map left control key to left command, however, I want to preserve the functionality of Ctrl+Tab. So ...
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How can I make a PDF document smaller?

Here's my problem, I have a PDF document 583KB, and I want to make it under 500KB so I can upload it. What should I do?
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iMovie crashes on start up. How can I fix it?

iMovie version: 10.0.5 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) It crashed with these information: Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) ...
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Opening Apple OS 10. 6.8 document in Maverick [on hold]

how do I open Apple WP document done in Apple OS 10.6.8 On Maverick OS
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How do you _unset_ the default printer?

I know I'm going to hit myself when someone tells me the answer, but I set the Default Printer on my Mac, and wish I hadn't. Previously, it would default to the last printer used, which was great. ...
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After Mavericks 10.9.2 Update, problems running Keepass/Mono

I have a rMBP 13" late 2013 model and just updated Mavericks today to 10.9.2 (Software OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)) I have been using the OSX package of keepass from here (Openix) without any issues before ...
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Powerful manager of default applications?

I would need a powerful way to open default applications. Not only to register them to extension/mime type (like duti), but also to be able to change default application depending on the asked ...
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Can't have sshfs to mount Android volume available via ssh

I have an Android 4.4.4 phone with SSHDroid Pro installed and working: [localhost:~] root# ssh -p 2222 root@192.168.43.1 SSHDroid Use 'root' as username Default password is 'admin' ...
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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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A way for the Command+TAB app switcher to continuously cycle instead of stop at the end

Is there anyway to have the Command+TAB app switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end when you hold down command and tab like it did pre Mavericks?
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Mac OS X Terminal: Commands not found

I really don't have much experience with Terminal and I believe I may have caused a problem when trying to download and use wine on my Mac. If I try to type in anything I simply get "Command not ...
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Why did OSX 10.9.4 Internet Sharing stop working?

I had Internet Sharing working correctly on my iMac with OS X 10.9.4. I was sharing my connection from ethernet to computers using Wi-Fi. After I rebooted, my iPhone can connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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Why do I have to reboot my iMac and Wacom Cintiq after sleep?

I have an iMac and a 24 inch Wacom Cintiq. When I put the iMac to sleep, it freezes and I have to restart both the iMac and the Wacom Cintiq. How can I get around this?
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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and ...
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Revert back to Mavericks from Yosemite Public Beta [duplicate]

I have downloaded the Mavericks OS X Installation and found out it did not work. It gave me this message: This copy of the "Install OS X" application is too old to be opened on this version of OS ...
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Mavericks screen lock occurs immediately instead of after 15 minutes of sleep

I'm on OSX 10.9 on a late 2013 Macbook Air. iCloud Keychain is disabled, FileVault is turned off, and my Energy Saver settings are all at their defaults. I want to require a password after 15 minutes ...
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Java is eating up 300% of my CPU

Can anyone help me find the cause behind java taking up 300+% of my CPU? I've shut down almost every app and am still having trouble trying to locate the cause.
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MAME emulator for Mac?

Everybody knows MAME. I wonder where can I find an updated Mac version (if possible with a GUI) of Mame. I've found SDL Mame that looks promising (no GUI however), but I'm not able to download it ...
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Can I customize the sounds Finder makes when I move/copy files?

I frequently both copy (Alt-Drag) and move (Drag) files in Finder from one directory to another. My dexterity isn't so great, and so sometimes I accidentally let go of the Alt key before the mouse ...
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Safe to delete extremely large xpostgres.log file?

I found a 9GB log file in /Library/Logs/ProfileManager/xpostgres.log . That seems unusually large to me. I'm assuming that is from OSX Server's ProfileManager feature which I don't use. Is it safe ...
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Menu bar icon disappear

A few days ago, when I start my OS X, I see that a few key icons are gone: including the clock, WIFI, battery and various other things. I did the following: Remove the file ...
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Find Windows incompatible file / folder names

Is it possible to detect files / folders that are incompatible with Windows in Mac? We are uploading all our files to Dropbox (from Mac) and we have found that folders with names like "< 2014" ...
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Mass remove character from file names and folder names

We have created a lot folders and files that contains the "<" character. Is it possible to mass-remove these characters?
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Changing the default iTunes download directory

Is it possible to change the download directory of iTunes on mac? I use mac OSX (10.8.5) and iTunes 11.0.5. I want to relocate the directory on a external hard disk storage?
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Can spotlight be reset when it misbehaves, is wrong or constantly indexing?

On my 4-month old mid-2012 MacBook Pro I observe that Spotlight seems to want to ALWAYS re-index. I frequently notice that the performance will get unbearably slow and I can hear the hard drive ...
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Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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Why does my mouse cursor stick as the default arrow instead of a text selector?

I use NetBeans, and when I activate other applications or windows then return to NetBeans, the cursor no longer changes to the text selection cursor, but instead it remains as the default mouse icon. ...