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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How to modify app expose to show only open windows of current application on current desktop?

I have OS X 10.8.5. I typically have several windows of some applications open on more than one desktop. When using App Expose, it shows all of the open windows of the current application on all ...
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Restarting or resetting diplay and/or GPU without logging out or rebooting?

I have a 2011 iMac 27" running Yosemite. Is there a way to restart the monitor and/or GPU without rebooting the computer or logging off? Is there some sort of keyboard shortcut or keystroke? I ask ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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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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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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What are alternatives for Menumeters on El Capitan? [on hold]

Menumeters no longer works on El Capitan (see here), what are some alternatives? I just want to see my network and CPU stats.
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What can I do when my Time Machine password is not accepted, although it's correct?

Having troubles with a botched system upgrade on OS X 10.10.3, I tried to restore my MacBook Pro, 15" Early 2011 version, using an encrypted Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The ...
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GarageBand, iPhoto re-install?

I had to have my 2011 MacBook Pro wiped out and re-installed because of malware. I noticed that my previous package--iMovie, GarageBand, and iPhoto--is not longer installed. I checked online forums ...
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How do I change the generic folder icon in Yosemite 10.10.4?

I'm running 10.10.4, and can't seem to be able to change the generic folder icon. I've tried going into /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ replacing the icon there but ...
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How do you lengthen the amount of time that Time Machine keeps hourly backups?

Time Machine keeps hourly backups for 24 hours by default before purging for daily backups and I'd like to extend this further (to a week of hourly backups). Is there a way to change the backup ...
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Google Apps – Mail couldn't discover the account settings for the Mail server

Ever since Apple introduced the Internet Accounts way of setting up email on Apple Mail a few years ago I have been unable to setup my Google Apps account, I've tried looking for similar issues but ...
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PPTP VPN not working on Yosemite 10.10.3 with OS X Server 4.1

I've set up a VPN on my Mac mini using Server 4.1 with the "L2TP and PPTP" option set. I can connect to the VPN from my iPhone over my local network (Time Capsule) using L2TP but not PPTP. With the ...
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Closing a window in OS X Yosemite causes other windows to be made active

I have a Chrome window and this Chrome window covers the whole screen (not in the full screen mode, though). I also have 5 Finder windows under this Chrome window. So I can't see any Finder windows. ...
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No bootable disk when booting Windows after installing Linux on Mac

That must the weirdest title you've read in a long time. I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012, I installed Windows 7 with Bootcamp and all was working fine. Last night I installed Kali Linux with a bootable ...
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Why does my Volume mount point get renamed after reboot?

I create a mount in Finder by pressing command+K, and typing this in the Server Address field: smb://mydept.mycompany.com/dfs/somefolder/xyz The mount point is /Volumes/xyz. I go to System ...
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How to search Mac OS X Mail by List-Id?

I would really like to search based off the header List-Id but I haven't found a way to do this yet. When I type List-Id: <blah@group.company.com> into search, I get no results
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How can I avoid different windows of the same app get folded in at the dock?

Some times I have apps opened with more than one windows, like Chrome. How can I see in the Dock one icon per each windows (even they are of the same app) that I have open? Would be nice know how to ...
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Apple Mail configured to use exchange but To and CC addresses coming from other sources

How can I limit the recipients to just contacts from the Exchange directory? When I start typing in the "to" field, not only are my options people in my exchange directory, but also people in my GMail ...
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How to boot OS X with network devices in promiscuous mode?

As OSX no longer allows ifconfig en0 promisc and sees that as a bad value and does not set the device flag, what other options are there? I'd like to be able to boot and have both my Airport/WiFi as ...
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Concise, compact list of all 'defaults' currently configured and their values?

Hello Ask Different community, I'm not an OSX expert, though I've used it for some time now. I'm trying to understand more about how to automate and push config changes for netboot/imaging , etc. I ...
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OS X: how to rollback from EI Captain to Yosemite, with user data kept? [on hold]

By 'user data' there are mainly: Applications: like Reeder/Pocket local archives, PyCharm and its license, and so on; and Development environment: installed packages of homebrew and their settings, ...
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Error with com.apple.mrt (launchd) in El Capitan [on hold]

I just realized that the job "com.apple.mrt" crashes every 10 second on my Mac. What is exactly the aim of com.apple.mrt ? Apparently it should be a "Malware Removal Tool" Can I remove it from ...
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Information/File Manager

I'm looking for a file manager application which helps to organize a large amount of movies, pictures, music, text documents, databases, audio-books and ebooks. Right now I only use the Finder which ...
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How to set PATH for Finder-launched applications

Apps launched via Finder seem to not respect the PATH as set in .bash_profile. So when I try to run code from an IDE (Intellij) I no longer have access to programs in /usr/local/bin, which is ...
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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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Force USB to accept a large file?

I have a 64GB USB (3.0) drive that is "compatible" with Mac OS. I can copy files from/to the disk at will. However, I want to move a file that is about 6GB to the disk. To my surprise, an error ...
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Formatting of a web page messed up when using proxy

Background For academic purposes I have to use an university proxy from my home in order to access some contents online available only with this method (PUBMED, a medical research database). I have ...
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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How Can I Search A Specific Type of File in Mac?

Is there any way to search a specific type of file using Spotlight? I remember there was a special command or something that I had to put in front of the search phrase but I cannot remember it now. ...
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How to disable SpeedStep/XCPM on Macbook Pro 11,1 OSX 10.10.2?

Does anybody know how to disable OSX from throttling/underclocking the CPU on a Macbook when the battery gets low on power? I think the feature is called SpeedStep. The problem is that my battery is ...
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How can I open an application URL?

How can I open application URLs in Terminal or Alfred? My Problem: I use Airmail2 as default mail client as well as OmniFocus 2 to organize my work. Airmail2 allows to copy application URLs via ...
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How do I record my iPhone's screen and sound whilst recording my mic

I have my iPhone plugged into my computer via USB, I have QuickTime Player open and am previewing my iPhone screen as well as the iPhone's audio, but how would I go about recording my audio from my ...
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How can I make all folders in Finder “snap to grid”?

I don't like how in Finder, you can drag a folder and drop it anywhere, even overlapping on another folder. For example: That is just annoying. And when I resize the window, the files stay how they ...
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How can I find conflicting keyboard shortcuts?

I'm on Yosemite 10.10.4, using Safari 8.0.7. When I press ⌘ + Shift + 7 Safari doesn't show all tabs, as it's supposed to be, but presents me with the crosshair you get when you would otherwise press ...
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Need help with OS X server. I can't get it to resolve correctly

Ok. So I have a static IP set on my router (using fiber so no modem). I have no idea what is going on. but I can't get it to resolve outside the network. Background: Static IP :xxx.xxx.xxx.9 ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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Have Quick Look Treat a New File Extension as .plist

I have a file with extension .whatever and I want to tell Quick Look that it's a binary plist. How can I add a new extension? I see this plugin for text files, but I'd imagine that there's an easier ...
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Why does a “SAMSUNG_Android” network service keep appearing?

I recently noticed a strange service in the Network preferences called "SAMSUNG_Android", which seems to be configured as a modem: I don't have an Android or Samsung device and I've never plugged ...
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What's a good XML viewer/editor for Mac OS X?

I use XML Editor from XMLmind for editing/viewing XML file in Mac. It's not bad, but I expect an XML editor for Mac. What options do I have including the commercial/free software?
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KERNEL PANIC recurring after reinstall for Macbook Pro OS X 10.6.8

We reinstalled operating system at apple genius bar due to 3-4 previous crashes. Updated and timemachine restored files but it has started crashing again. Is it a firefox problem? Has the problem been ...
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Activity Monitor suddenly showing all cores in Dock icon

After upgrading my MBP from Mavericks to Yosemite, the "CPU History" option of the Activity Monitor only showed one aggregate graph. After reinstalling Yosemite from scratch, I suddenly have 8 tiny ...
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Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
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What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?

I would like to call for a place to list some little things that surprise you about Lion. There are so many articles and lists of all the new features with information overload, I would rather focus ...
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How to import m4v files into iTunes 12.2.1.16 on Mac OS X 10.1.2.16?

I converted some mkv files into AppleTV3 files with Handbrake so I could import them into iTunes to watch on my AppleTV 3. I can't seem to import these files into iTunes 12.2.1.16 on Mac OS X ...
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Excel rendering into the Clipboard

Some of my Excel handiwork doesn't copy correct into the Clipboard. Perhaps the following example is illustrative. On the top you see the Microsoft Excel for Mac 15.11.2 and on the bottom you see how ...
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Remove dock notification badge for apps not in notification center

For nuisance apps that set a badge notification icon, but which are not in the Settings Notifications center, is there a way to block the badge icon? Spotify, for example, creates a notification for ...
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SIMPLE — I'm talking WAAAAY Simple 3D program for Mac without being an engineer

I do "barn hunt" --- a fun dog sport. What isn't fun about it is creating courses. I need something really, really, really, really simple... think playing with LEGOS simple. I need something that I ...
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Add item to Finder toolbar with terminal?

You can cmd-drag an item to the Finder toolbar to have it there permanently, but is there a way you do this in the Terminal? The closest I've found is this old thread: ...
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Running shell scripts in single-user mode

I'm planning on running a couple of scripts in single-user mode to speed up (and simplify for less savvy users than myself) the configuring of a few aspects of some Macs that I set up for other ...
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How do I disable the Minimize (command-M) shortcut in Mavericks?

I want to unset the Cmd+M shortcut but I can't seem to find it. I've checked System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts but no luck there. I've even tried running defaults write -g ...