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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Networked devices not visible in Yosemite

I have a Synology NAS that I have attached to my network. After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see this device from my MacBook Air. Other Macs on my network running Mavericks can see and mount ...
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MATLAB disabled status in Yosemite

I have 2013a installed and the patch from here. The patch should work, but when I navigate to the application, there is a "stop" icon above the app icon which still prevents the patched version from ...
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How to share files only within a particular subnet?

Suppose I have a repeater on the subnet 192.168.100.1, is there a way to allow file sharing within the 192.168.100.x subnet only? I don't want the machines connected to the repeater to pop up under ...
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How do I find what my DPI setting is in OS X?

I don't have a retina display, and display settings doesn't show any relevant info. How can I see what my DPI in OS X is?
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SD memory for Time Machine?

May I use the SD flash memory for a backup drive? What is the maximum size supported? Is the drive bootable for a recovery option? Would anyone recommend doing this? Machine: 2013 MacMini OSX ...
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Files are hidden after reinstalling OS X

I have an imac which is about 5 or 6 years old. I had been running Leopard on it but my iphoto quit working so I reinstalled the OS X that came with the computer. Although it shows 366 GB are used on ...
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Is there a log file for App Nap?

I use a piece of specialty software that seems to be dealing badly with App Nap. Is there a way to retroactively list when App Nap acted on a specific process? The Console log shows symptoms ...
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Toggle Bluetooth AppleScript not Working in Yosemite

Prior to upgrading to Yosemite, I used Keyboard Maestro to invoke this Applescript with a shortcut: tell application "System Preferences" reveal pane "com.apple.preferences.Bluetooth" end tell ...
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What is the wheel user group for?

The output of groups after sudo bash lists the following groups: wheel daemon kmem sys tty operator procview procmod everyone staff certusers localaccounts admin com.apple.sharepoint.group.2 ...
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red, yellow and green buttons [on hold]

the three buttons (red, yellow and green) disappear and can't seem to get back to where I was such as closing a page and going back. why is this and how do I get the stupid buttons back on?
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Application “Preview” is not letting me mail a pdf

Why can't I share a pdf file from the Application Preview and mail it in Yosemite?
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How do I find the version number of system libraries in different versions of OS X?

My specific situation is that I am trying to find out whether Apple bumped the system version of libcairo to 1.12.16 in Yosemite from an earlier version of libcairo in Mavericks. I can somewhat ...
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Disable swapping on Yosemite

Under OS X Mavericks and below we just could launchctl unload the dynamic_pager plist, but there's no such plist anymore since OS X Yosemite. What is the new way to disable swap files now with OS X ...
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How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?

OMG, I just discovered the new green button behavior in Yosemite that causes the window to go to full screen instead of maximizing it. That's fine, and I can live with option+click to get the old ...
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Yosemite focus indicator animation & highlight standard behavior

I'm not exactly sure how to describe this, but in Yosemite, it seems like the indicator for the currently focused field seems weird. I'm not sure whether it's a bug or intended behavior. When ...
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Shell environment variables not available in GUI apps even if app launched via Command Line

It is expected that shell environment variables won't be available in GUI apps launched via Spotlight or Finder.app. But until Mavericks - I could launch an app via Command line such as: open -a ...
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Is user profiles saved after Mac OS hard reset? [on hold]

I cannot load my Mac after os upgrade. It shows only timeline. Is there some ways to load system? I can do hard reset but I need to save some documents and files before. Is it possible? May be it will ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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How to add icons to iTerm2?

I've been looking into making my terminal more visually expressive. So far I've found , and learnt how to import themes and customize color schemes, but I was wondering how people get these cool icons ...
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'Show Package Contents' in new iWork (Yosemite) File Formats

After installing both Yosemite and the new iWork suite updates (Pages 5.5 and Keynote 6.5), I've noticed I can't 'Show Package Contents' in order to access/modify the media associated with these ...
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Back to My Mac problems under Yosemite

Since updating to Yosemite a couple of days ago my Back to My Mac feature has stopped functioning. It is activated in the Sharing Preferences and I didn't change anything on the router settings. In ...
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Define Route with Gateway and NetIf

Hi I'm using some VPN software that isn't the default OSx VPN support. When it connects it clobbers my routing table, putting all traffic through the VPN. What I want to do is have something like ...
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How to retweet without confirmation dialog in Twitter.app for OS X?

Whenever you want to retweet a tweet in the official Twitter.app for OS X the app asks if you're sure that you really want to retweet to all your followers. Is there any way to suppress this warning ...
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Installing Mavericks instead of Yosemite

I am trying to install Mavericks (I have my reasons not to install Yosemite yet) on my MacBook with Lion. Obviously the possibility to upgrade to Mavericks from the App Store is now gone so one must ...
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Is the blue button outline in dialog windows removed in Yosemite when using Tab (keyboard navigation)?

Being a zealous user of keyboard navigation, I activated All controls in Full Keyboard Access (Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts). In Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks I was used to having a blue ...
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How to convert the osx yosemite beta to the final release [duplicate]

I have installed the beta version of OSX Yosemite and now after the production version has been released I want to change the beta version to the final production version. I know there may be some ...
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How can associate particular contacts with appropriate 'from' addresses in Mac Mail?

For the most part, there is a one-to-one relationship between any given contact and the email address I select as a 'from' address. Is there a way to configure Mac Mail to change the value of the ...
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Rendering CGPath as a NSImage on Mac [on hold]

I have a set of shapes which I generate usingCGPath. I want to save all those CGPath which I have generated on the disk. Basically I want to render these CGPath as NSImage, so that either I can save ...
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Why does a system upgrade take so long if there are files in '/usr/local'?

My recent upgrade to Yosemite (from Mavericks) took about 6 hours, nearly all of which time was used in processing the contents of /usr/local (e.g. TeX, etc.). What is the upgrade process doing with ...
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How can I connect a third monitor to my MacBook Pro 13"?

I already have one VGA monitor connected to my Macbook Pro's Mini Display Port, but there is only one mini display port on my mac, so I'm not sure how to hook up a second external monitor. Should I ...
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Determine if file or directory is encrypted?

I have FileVault enabled, so my home directory is encrypted. However, programs and libraries often use directories outside of /home; and Disk Utility allows us to create encrypted files and ...
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Terminal command to move a number of files containing brackets to another folder or trash

Last night I consolidated a music collection into one place and each song is separated by an Artist folder and the track. The problem is that there are a high number of duplicates within these ...
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Updating OSX in Mac Mini

I recently purchased a Mac Mini late 2012 Ivy bridge 2.3ghz i7 quad core and upgraded to 16GB memory. I understand the pre-installed OS is 10.8.1 (12B2080). I could update to OS 10.10 but I want to ...
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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...
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Why does my new Macbook Pro ship with Mavericks instead of Yosemite?

Why does my new Macbook Pro ship with Mavericks instead of Yosemite even after ordering it after the release of Yosemite?
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A shell script to open files as root in an IDE?

What I'm trying to do: open multiple system (Apache and PHP config) files to edit in my IDE of choice (Coda). The files are owned by the system, so root permissions are needed to edit them. sudo ...
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Purchased MacBook Pro a day after Yosemite release but got Mavericks instead [on hold]

I know they probably have stocks to finish, but I waited precisely one day after the presentation of Yosemite (October 16) to order my new Mac hoping it will come with Yosemite preinstalled. Bummer, ...
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Prevent redraw of menu bar icons Yosemite

When switching between two screens, all the icons in the menu bar appear to be re-drawn, causing an annoying jittery effect. This started happening after upgrading to Yosemite. Is there any ...
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How to periodically run a script/command when a specific application is being used?

I would like a certain applescript to run every 10 seconds but only when a specific application is being used (i.e. both being the front application AND the mouse or keyboard being used in the last ...
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Does iCloud Drive automatically download all files?

I am using OS X 10.10 with iCloud Drive. I am thinking of upgrading to a bigger storage plan (at the moment: 5GB). I am running this Version on a MacBook Air with 128GB. If I buy the 500GB ...
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Why is the `say` command hanging?

I'm using OSX Mavericks. I've often used say as an audible notification that something is finished. Eg: $ some_long_running_command; say "done" Recently, though, the say command started hanging; it ...
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Why does my QuickLook show text files with a strange font, and how do I make it stop?

After updating to Yosemite*, I noticed that QuickLook now displays .txt and .log files like this: It still displays .plist files and other textual files like one would expect, with a small ...
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Is it possible to change the from address on Mac OS X server email alerts?

I have enabled email notifications in Server.app (2.2.4) on Mac OS X server (10.8.5) If port 25 is not being blocked at the local firewall or the ISP, this generally works ok. I've found that if it ...
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Remove 3D shadow on vertical Dock in Yosemite

I have an 11" Macbook Air + Yosemite with vertical dock. The dock causes a large irritating shadow over any windows... I have tried these (found on various sites - reference Mavericks): defaults ...
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OS X Terminal – Open Tab in current directory, troubles with umlauts

I run OS X 10.7.5. I am currently experiencing an issue with Terminal. I have enabled the option to open new tabs in the current working directory. However, this does not work as expected, when the ...
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Is it possible to have two guest accounts with separate language settings?

I have a shared use OSX machine (running Yosemite) used by a varying set of people with mutually exclusive language and keyboard needs. Most users use the guest account and all settings get reset ...
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How can I change some of the system default preferences used for the guest and new user accounts?

I have an shared OSX machine (now running Yosemite) that is used by a large group of people, most of which are not normally Mac users. A couple of the most regulars such as myself that need persistent ...
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Terminal switch tabs not working Yosemite

I had added keyboard shortcuts and those were working pretty fine on OSX Mavericks but not working in Yosemite. On pressing shortcut for switching tab terminal just flashes. Check screen shot of my ...
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⌘+↑/↓ for Page Up/Down not working any more in Yosemite

In Mavericks I could use ⌘ + ↑/↓ for Page Up/Down but it's not working anymore. I googled it and some people said it's fn + ↑/↓ but thats also not working. How can I fix that?
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What process/daemon controls multi-touch gestures on OS X?

After a clean install of Yosemite, multi-touch gestures have stopped working on two occasions on my Macbook Pro 2011. Each time, the symptoms are the same: Gestures stopped working both built-in ...