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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Should i buy Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2014?

I want to buy a Apple laptop for primary development of iPhone , Windows Phone 8.1,Android and mainly for programming, is latest Mac book Pro 13" 2014 is OK for my needs, i mean can i develop windows ...
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What does setting LSUIPresentationMode to 1 or 2 do?

While reading "Is it possible to hide the dock on a per-application basis?", I noted that according to the documentationLSUIPresentationMode, setting LSUIPresentationMode to value 1 or 2 (in an ...
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Noob - OS X Notification Center Widget?

I've never programmed with Xcode/Swift/anything OS X related before, but would like to learn how to make a (hopefully) simple notification center widget that runs a terminal command/AppleScript on ...
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fsck not working to fix corrupted external drive

I am using an early 2011 MacBook Pro with the Mavericks OS. I've researched a similar issue on an internal drive but As far as I know, being in Single User mode won't help my situation. One of my ...
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Empty iCloud Drive folder in Yosemite?

In OS X Yosemite, my "iCloud Drive" folder is always empty. My Macbook is running Yosemite, and my iPhone and iPad are running iOS8. I have gone through the iCloud Drive migration process and it does ...
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Combine Two Folders with Smart Folder

Okay, so one thing I've wanted to be able to do for ages now in OS X is to create or view a combined Applications folder that displays the contents of both /Applications and ~/Applications (assume it ...
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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MacBook Pro wakes immediately after sleeping

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, it will immediately wake up again after ~5 seconds, then go to sleep again and keep on sleeping and waking. This happens no matter if I close the lid or use the  ...
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pcscd does not exist in /usr/sbin

I'm trying to install a USB certificate token on OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 (14B25) and the guides tell me to check that a certain daemon named pcscd is running and to start from /usr/sbin/pcscd if not. ...
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Remove uninstalled applications from the Notifications system preferences

I noticed that in my Notifications system preferences there two entries for Twitter (the old one with the white icon) and the new one. The old Twitter application is long gone. How can I remove ...
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Is there any way of mapping ⌘c to ^c

I use Screen Sharing on my Mac to access VNC servers on Linux machines. This works OK, but I have been using a Mac for years, and ⌘+C and ⌘+V have become muscle memory. I spend as much time undoing ...
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Should I delete the “Recovered Items” folder?

When I upgraded to Yosemite in October, it had some problems during the process, but after it finally installed, everything worked great. It still does, but I just need some more space for Guild Wars ...
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What is keyboard shortcut to cycle through worksheets in excel (office 2011) workbook on mackbook air?

It looks like the shortcut is listed as Command+PageDown, but there's no "page down" on a mackbook air. how can I cycle through the tabs (worksheets) in an excel workbook?
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Time machine missing backups?

Yes, time machine missing backup folders/files has been asked before and gone unaswered. I can't touch those threads as a new, reputationless member. It's very dissapointing to discover missing ...
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Backup & Restore to fix GPT/MBR error

Problem: I had previously had dual booted my MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010) with OS X 10.8.5 (Encrypted) & Windows 7 x64 with a separate FAT32 partition which I was going to install Kali Linux on. ...
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iPhoto crashes at launch?

Whenever I open iPhoto, I get this error : Any idea how to fix this ? Error log : Process: iPhoto [52263] Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto Identifier: ...
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How do Services work on Mac OS X Lion (I can't make them appear in Menu Bar)

I'm trying to create a service (in this case, operating on images in Evernote.app). I open up Automator, make my script, and set it to to receive 'image files' in 'any application'. Doesn't show up ...
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How do you maximize windows?

Unlike Windows, you cannot maximize a window in Mac with a click of the button. The little green (+) button next to the red and yellow buttons at the left of the windows does some strange stuff ...
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Finder Slow in iCloud Drive Folder

I've been using iCloud Drive for a while now on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. I primarily use it for storing Office documents, etc., and have had no issues with it to this point. Today I noticed that ...
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Visualise on a map the location of the photos inside a folder

Is there a software that I can point to a folder to see a map of the area of all the pictures present in that folder? With tiny thumbnails or dots. Similar to what can be done directly on the iPhone, ...
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Unable to load nib file MainMenu - *Please help*

Please help me, as I am desperate at the moment. I have a Mac with Yosemite (don't remember the exact version) I used Clean My Mac today, but it broke something; after using it, I can't open most of ...
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How do I access and view cache HTML5 videos located in Safari or Chrome cache?

I want to view and possibly remix a video on youtube. I have seen many demos and articles describing where the cache is on older versions of the browsers, but now it seems that Safari is stored in a ...
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how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite

There is a directory in System/Library for startup items I presume: StartupItems I need to have a shell script that will configure ethernet interface at start up, with local network address and ...
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Yosemite on an Early 2008 iMac 20" with 4GB gives too many beachballs

Question Can you suggest a (series of) test(s) or monitoring that can show what is happening when the system fails, or some test that can show that the harddisk is borked or if some network issue is ...
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Where does Thunderbird, on OSX, store its offline folders?

I marked my Sent folder to be used in offline mode, and asked the messages to be downloaded. I saw the status bar show my messages being downloaded. But I can't figure out where the messages were ...
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What are Mac OS replacements for Visio?

Visio is the most conspicuous example of a program that I found useful on Windows for which I have not identified a Mac-compatible replacement. Visio's primary function is as a flowchart diagramming ...
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Not possible to create a sparsebundle image on a SMB mounted Volume

I'm trying to create a sparse bundle image from Disk Utility directly on my NAS (through a mounted smb volume): I then get the following error after a few seconds: Creating a sparseimage the ...
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What are the valid users that need to exist on Mac OS X

For example with CleanMyMac username option I can see users like "Kerberos FAST Account", com.apple.calendarserver and large number of others all with system privileges with id 260 or below except ...
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Location in Weather Widget is Wrong

The location in the weather widget of the notification center is permanently wrong since September 2014. I was in Ampus for vacation. But today I'm at home and the location is not changing! If I ...
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How to stop Time Machine backing up log files inside application containers?

Time Machine does not backup log files in ~/Library/Logs But it does backup logs files within application containers. For example, log files in the folder ...
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Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log?

Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log? I am looking through the log on an old MacBook running Lion. This has an error message every 10 seconds from an obsolete service: ...
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OS X Yosemite always mounts usb-hdd to the new folder

I have a Seagate Free Agent HDD drive with NTFS formatted. Since there was trouble with writing to NTFS partition in Yosemite, I've installed OSXFUSE from dmg package and ntfs-3g from homebrew and it ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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Removing a contact from a folder in Yosemite Contacts software

I created a folder in the Yosemite Contacts program and added some people to it. I'd like to remove a contact from the folder but keep the contact in my overall contacts database. How do I do this? ...
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Snow Day Alarm?

I use my iPhone to wake me up for school in the morning. The one flaw in that workflow is that, as any student knows, snow day season is very much upon us. I also have an iPad (school-given and ...
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The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql/NAME.pid)

I have installed mysql via brew. First start works, but after reboot, I got the following error: The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql/NAME.pid) I start mysql with sudo ...
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Wifi: not configured

I was removing a wifi network and after removing it, my wifi icon is blank, showing a cross over it, while i hover over it which says Not Configured, I googled the problem but didn't find any solution ...
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How do I get my AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire TV screen?

I have a 2011 27" iMac that currently has Mountain Lion installed on it, and I am trying to get the AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire 1080p widescreen TV. How do I get that to happen?
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Spotlight server is disabled on OS X 10.10

My Spotlight Server seems to be disabled. Trying any mdutil commands result in: sudo mdutil -a -i off 2015-01-23 21:36:57.318 mdutil[65971:6745925] Metadata.framework [Error]: mdsCopyStorePaths ...
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What does “EFI system partition couldn't be created” mean?

When trying to click "Repair Disk" on an external hard drive from Disk Utility, I got the following error message: ... Repairing the EFI system partition's file system Updating boot support ...
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How To Add Per-Webpage, Not Per-Website Icons for Favorites View In Yosemite

I am dealing with this mess of icons in OS X Yosemite Safari's Favorites view: Note how nice and easy it is to visually locate the IPython and AWS icons: I would like to have similar icons ...
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John the Ripper and sparsebundle password help

Around January 2014, my original hdd died on me, I bought a new hard drive and let the old one sit. Got myself an external enclosure recently, to recover my old work, only to realize my main folder ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes on startup and reboots MacBook Pro 10.8.2

When I attempt to open iPhoto (9.4.2) on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2) iPhoto crashes and it reboots my laptop. iPhoto will open if I boot the MacBook Pro in safe mode. What could be going wrong?
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Confounded by permissions problem on NFS share

I'm setting up an NFS server (Ubuntu) to serve files to several Macs (10.7). The way it's set up, I can log in from any Linux client and read/write over NFS exactly as expected. (I've set up ACL ...
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iMac OSX 10.8.4 Volume adjusts by itself

I'm certain that this is user-error on my behalf and not an issue with the software or hardware. I've got the latest iMac (2013) and updated my OSX to the most current version of Mountain Lion ...
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What is wrong with “compress” option?

In finder, I can cntrl + click on a file and click "compress"... Sometimes. It seems that randomly the option just won't show up and I have to open a new finder window, or duplicate the folder first, ...
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Launch console application in iTerm on boot

How can I launch some command (console application) in iTerm2 on system boot? There should be only one instance of this application.
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How can I map `Ctrl+Alt+Char` and `Ctrl+Number` in vim on Mac OSX?

1.Enviroment Env: vim+zsh+iTerm2 on Mac OSX 10.9.2. (Same problems in macvim on Mac OSX 10.9.2) 2. Mapping Problem In mac, mappings for <A-char> won't directly work in mac. :inoremap ...
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Stymied trying to repair disc [on hold]

Here's the problem I'm trying to solve: I installed a game on my PS3 and it corrupted the drive. I installed the same game on my other PS3, and it corrupted the drive. (I sense a pattern here.) That ...