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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Mac Outlook 2011

I am using an iMac with Outlook 2011 installed. Until last week, there was no issue. Now, when I open Outlook, it initializes but does not open. I tried rebuilding the database, twice. After ...
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Why are my sounds lagging on my 13" Macbook Pro?

System information: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, running on Yosemite 10.10.3, 2014 Macbook pro retina model Sound on my computer keeps lagging, but not sound on videos or ...
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Safari download bar rar file icon show as VLC icon,which associate to The Unarchiver should shows its icon

Safari download bar rar shows file icon as VLC icon, but .rar is associated with associate to The Unarchiver and should show its icon
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How to remove Kaspersky icon on menu bar?

Downloaded the Kaspersky app just for fun and to give it go. It had a trial time so when the time was up, I simply just dragged the app into the trash can and then emptied it. However, the kaspersky ...
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Merge two partitions on Macbook Pro

I have two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I am not able to merge them to make a single partition. I created one partition to use for Windows using Bootcamp. Now I deleted Windows, but I am not able ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change tabs in terminal not working anymore in yosemite

I've set up a custom shortcut for Terminal to change tabs: cmd+option+left/right (the same as in most browsers, for convenience). I did this by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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One weather widget is completely wrong, showing that it is night time all the time

I use the weather widget on my MacBook Air dashboard to watch many cities current weather. I have opened multiple incidences of this widget, one for each city so each city's weather is displayed ...
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How to “refresh” a mounted NFS folder from my router in Finder?

I have a rt-n56u router with an external hard disk shared in NFS. Sometimes this shared disk shows in Finder, sometimes not, and I need to reboot router AND mac yosemite - even if I can see it being ...
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How to search installed application based on functionality?

My Applications folder has 486 entries, applications that have accumulated in the 30 years I'm using Apple hardware and software. Sometimes I'm looking for "that great application I have installed a ...
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Xcode.app gets scanned by socketfilterfw (OS X Firewall) at every launch

Situation: When I launch Xcode, socketfilterfw, OS X's application based firewall, starts using a lot of CPU. After some research I narrowed it down to this: socketfilterfw reads all the files in ...
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Why does a string of arabic characters crash Safari and other web browsers?

I was reading an article about a problem with Mac and iOS. Why does this string of Arabic characters crash Mac computers running Safari? ...
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Do I need to decrypt the hard drive before repair?

Today I left my MBP Retina at local authorised Apple service (it's a mid 2012 model, and it's having some gfx issues), and then I got an email telling me that I have to go back there and decrypt my ...
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Determine whether Logic Board has actually been replaced

I recently had the Logic Board in my Retina MBP 15″ 2012 replaced under a warranty extension program and Apple paid for it. The problem I have is confirming that I actually got a new board installed. ...
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Why is my Mac slow after the OS X 10.10.3 update?

I just installed OS X 10.10.3, and it is noticeably slower than 10.10.2. How can I figure out what's causing the slowness, and then how can I fix it?
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How to setup Gmail SMTP server for OSX Mail with 2-step-verification and App-specific password?

Haven't been able to solve this problem with the threads such as here. My Gmail stops always working after a while, perhaps after accessing it in different WIFI network or something like this -- it ...
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Pros and cons of wiping a new Mac?

Coming from the PC world, most made-to-order manufacturers (e.g., Dell, HP, Acer, etc.) all have annoying little addons which I consider spyware/bloatware--things like toolbars with ads. When buying ...
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Sort load of login items

I have about 20 login items in my profile, and I often can use Alfred from the very beginning stage of the system start, but sometimes not. Will be great if I can say the system to load Alfred first ...
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Import .ACO color palette for Mac (for use with Keynote, Omnigraffle etc)

I want to use my ACO color palettes from Photoshop to be available in Keynote, Omingraffle etc. Is there any tool out there to export ACO files to whatever format that is needed to load that palette ...
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Firefox “not responding”, can't force quit, doesn't show in activity monitor

I have entered a weird state Firefox was open. The icon appears in the cmd+tab task menu. In the dock it shows as "not responding". Force Quit does nothing though. Ok... but then it doesn't show ...
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mail.app missing plug-in

Today I opened mail.app and my mail attachments showed up as "missing plug-in". I faced this issue before, at that time I quite the mail.app and opened again were fix the problem. Now that also not ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS X after accidentally removing Python?

I managed to delete my python in usr/bin by foolishly doing sudo rm /usr/bin/python and now it seems like I need to reinstall my OS. First off is this necessary? And secondly is there an easy way to ...
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Trying to run commands in bash causes Homebrew error

Whenever I try and run any commands in terminal (bash), my window goes crazy and it keeps looping through an output of: /usr/local/Cellar/rbenv/0.4.0/libexec/rbenv-hooks: line 32: cd: ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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What is wrong in this command about grepping and pandocing?

I am thinking this answer which returns a broken PDF document in OSX 10.10.3. The file test_dummy.tex is here. pandoc test_dummy.tex -f markdown -t html | grep -E '(^<|^$|^ *$)' \ | grep -v ...
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Changes to image are permanent without hitting save

I was trying to make some avatars out of some of my images and needed to resize them. I did so in Preview in Yosemite 10.10.3, and had before as well in Snow Leopard. There was no 'save as' option, ...
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“Couldn’t create temporary file.” error when erasing free space on external disk

I was trying to wipe the free space of an external USB 3.0 disk in OS X (Yosemite) disk utility. However, I receive the following error: EDIT: The disk is formatted as GUID / Mac OS Extended ...
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How can I keep my Mac awake AND locked?

I want to leave my Mac awake overnight so it syncs 4GB of data from Dropbox. I need to prevent the machine from going to sleep because that pauses the Dropbox sync I've been using Caffeine to keep ...
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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truecrypt 7.1a requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later on Yosemite 10.10

After reading articles about the state of Truecrypt in February 2015, I decided to download the last stable version of Truecrypt that allows full usage of Truecrypt: that is, version 7.1a 7.2 ...
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cannot locate app, locate not working

I have an app (gv) where I can run it from the terminal, but when I click on it, I get errors. This makes me think there are multiple instances of it or something. I tried which and got nothing... ...
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Large preferences (plist) files

Browsing through my recent Yosemite backup I noticed that two of the largest files were com.apple.sidebarlists.plist (78 MB) and com.apple.recentitems.plist (10 MB). Both files are located in ...
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Alternative for `fail2ban` on my server running OS X 10.6.8

I have dedicated my old MacBook as a home server. It runs, among other stuff, the following services: Webserver (Apache, PHP, MySQL) i.e. OwnCloud/WebDAV Torrent client SSH server VPN Some game ...
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Apple said we can use iMovie to make App Previews, but I can't export the correct size using iMovie

I'm trying to create an App Preview for an iPhone app. I recorded a screen capture of the app in the native resolution of the phone. Then I imported the video in iMovie and used iMovie to add ...
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How to fix a hanging Logic Pro 9.1.5 on Snow Leopard?

I'm using Logic Pro 9.1.5 on my MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz CPU, 7200 RPM HDD). I have Snow Leopard. When I'm doing nothing special, working on my project, Logic sometimes freezes and I'm stuck with a ...
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horizonally flip OSX's monitor output?

For display reasons we've got a setup where a user watches videos on a MacBook via a mirror. Of course, this works okay for videos normally, but the user would like to be able to do more than watch ...
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Sleep timeout missing from the energy saver preferences

I have two Macbook Pros running on Yosemite. The first one is a 17 incher from 4 years ago. I'm able to set the time that it sleeps. The second one is a 15 incher retina made this year. In its energy ...
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Lost partition on WD 1.5 TB external drive

My 1.5 TB WD drive failed out of nowhere and now it shows up saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" This is how it shows up on Disk Utility This is what sudo gpt show ...
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All of my events have disappeared in the new Photos app for OSX Yosemite

I have just upgraded OSX Yosemite and have been looking at the new Photos app. It seems all of my events have disappeared. How do I get them back?
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Unable to delete IMAP mail account in Yosemite

I have an IMAP mail account in the Apple Mail client that I want to delete. I first goto the Accounts preferences pane in Mail. When I click the minus icon to delete the account, I get a message ...
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Cant click in Macbook 10.6.8 (Trackpad and Mouse) and another problem

I can't click anything in the screen. Cannot click any apps or folders. It wasn't even hanging because my Minecraft instantly opens and I see the config filling in. It wasn't hanging. I can't click ...
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Move items on the Safari reading list

Can I move items in the Reading List like I can in the Bookmarks section?
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JIRA desktop app

Does anyone know of any good desktop applications for Atlassian JIRA, preferably free/open-source? Possible solutions I found: Majic It is no longer maintained by the developer, I tried to ...
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Chrome Helper process…without Chrome running

Recently I've noticed instances of Google Chrome Helper remaining running in my activity monitor long after I've shut Chrome down completely. Are these just hung processes because Chrome Helper is ...
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Mail app not opening on yosemite

I recently upgraded to Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. For a couple of days, my mail app was working. Then suddenly it stopped working. I had to force quit the program and since then the app refuses to ...
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Export unmodified originals from Photos.app and NOT creating duplicates

I have all my photos in Photos.app. I also maintain them in Dropbox. My workflow is: Import from camera/iPhone into Photos Organize photos into albums - some into new albums, some into existing ...
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Running Time Mechine Backup from Recovery HD

My MacBook seems to be getting kernel panics when booting up. I've decided to create a backup, reinstall OS X, and restore from the backup. But I can't create a Time Machine backup because I unable to ...
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In Safari, there is a lag for the Open Location and New Tab shortcuts.

I started noticing this about a month ago that when I hit CMD+L or CMD+T, there is about a second or so lag to when it actually does something. I verified it's not a memory problem, as it happens ...
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How can I warp the border between two different sized monitors, so the mouse doesn't get stuck in the larger one?

When the monitor on one side of the border has a resolution higher than the monitor on the other side, the mouse can only cross over to the other monitor at the part where their edges overlap, as in ...
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Unable to unmount backup drive for repair in disc utility [on hold]

Trying to repair backup but hit this problem that it will not unmonut. Is there a way to force the unmount.