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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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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What keyboard command can be used to move the cursor to the end of the next word on the Mac?

In Windows and Ubuntu one can move the cursor to the end of the next word in text by pressing ctrl+ left or ctrl+right. What's the equivalent of this on the Mac?
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Yosemite 10.10.3 - New Files and Directories Not Showing in Finder

When I create a new file or directory, it does not dynamically appear in Finder. I need to manually relaunch the Finder. Any tips on how to fix this? I know I can create an AppleScript to add a ...
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Startup disk not correctly identified?

I have a Mid-2010 4 core MacPro. I mainly run 10.6.8, as I have a large software investment I'm not ready to abandon. As part of my migration to the present day OS, I have multiple startup drives, 2 ...
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Why doesn't OS X migrate printer settings after clean install?

I've been seeing this since Leopard (10.5). If I erase my hard disk before installing a new version of OS X, the install the OS, then migrate all settings over from a cloned backup using Migration ...
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Why does Spotlight in Mavericks not show the location of search results?

With Mountain Lion, the following was working: Search for a file type and name, e.g. to find all Excel sheets named Foo: kind:excel foo This would show all Excel sheets where the name includes Foo ...
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How do I set the default search for Finder to filenames which INCLUDE the search term (rather than just begin with it)? Yosemite

I'm using Yosemite (OS X 10.10.1). If I search for the term "foo" and want a list of all files that include that term, I get foo.doc and bar.foo.doc and foodstuffs.xlsx and even The Foo History. But ...
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Unable to re-enable Spotlight on Volume

I've been trying to debug a "Waiting for index to be ready" issue with my Time Machine volume, and one piece of advice that I've encountered is re-creating the Spotlight index on the volume. To do ...
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Force Preview to open all selected images in one window

Before mavericks, selecting several images in Finder and choosing Open on them would open them in Preview in one window, with all image thumbnails nicely on the left hand side bar. Since Mavericks, ...
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Automatically start multiple user sessions when OSX starts

I need to get several users session logged-in as soon as the computer starts. Manually I would have to log into the first user and then start switching to each one to open their respective sessions. I ...
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Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users

Why doesn't the root user on OSX automatically default to the same shell as other users? Seems like this would avoid a lot of complications, but I guess there must be complications with the shells ...
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How to Create Images with Yosemite

I have a Mac Mini configured just the way I like it with 10.10.2 installed. I need to deploy that to a bunch of other computers around campus. The usual process for me in the past has been to use an ...
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Make F8 work as F8 on MacBook Pro

I would like to make F8 key on my MacBook Pro to work as an F8 key, not Play/Pause key, without having to press fn key at the same button. How do I configure Mac OS X (Mavericks) to work that way?
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Erase certain messages in Messages on OS X

I like having the Messages app on my Mac, but I have one problem: When I delete a message thread on my iPhone, it doesn't delete from my Mac. In other words, if I delete three messages from the same ...
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Mac OSX upgrade Adobe Flash Player, download stops

I am on Yosemite 10.10.1. For some reason (maybe corrupted initial download) the 1.2MB installer stops at around 30% (34%, 35% or 36%) downloading the full installer.
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My Mac mini's computer name keeps changing when it resumes from sleep

When I wake my Mac mini from sleep, it occasionally comes up with a dialog saying "The name of your computer "whatever" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "whatever (1)"" ...
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How do I use UTC with NTP?

Looking at: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH9069?locale=en_CA How do I set the clock to use UTC with NTP?
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My keyboard stopped repeating - how to fix?

I have both an internal and external keyboard but the key-repeat has stopped working. I've tried changing both 'Key Repeat' and 'Delay Until Repeat' as shown below but no setting seems to be helping. ...
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Bleutooth headphones automatic connect

I have LG HBS 730 Bluetooth headphones. I would like them to automatically connect to my Retina Macbook pro. How can I achieve that?
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Is there a way to send Google Notifications to the Mac OS X Notification Center or to Growl?

Is there a way to send Google Chrome Notifications (you know that annoying little bell in the menu bar) to the OS X Notification Center? Instead of receiving notifications in different positions and ...
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Recover Deleted Files on Mac OSX [External NTFS]

I have accidentally deleted some files on my Mac OS X Mavericks. Actually, I was trying to burn an .img file to my flash drive which was located at /dev/disk1 (at the same time I had connected a NTFS ...
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Getting VPN to auto-reconnect on connection drop

I use the built-in VPN on Mac OS X 10.7.3. It's IPSec, FWIW. From time to time, it disconnects (probably an issue with my corporate server). Is there a way to get it to automatically reconnect? ...
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Talking clock in a different language

I've got my Mac speaking me the time every hour, but I'm currently trying to learn French so I thought it would be a good idea to make it speak the time in French. However, rather than saying "Il est ...
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Favorites in Finder Sidebar

Having installed Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I can not get the sidebar in Finder to display Favorites. Finder > Preferences > Sidebar shows a number of boxes against Favorite folders, but these can not be ...
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Run OS X Yosemite inside OS X Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro and I am looking for a way to run another OS X Yosemite inside it. I tried Virtual Box, and installed OS X, but it doesn't support guest additions for OS X guests. It keeps the ...
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Compiling / installing shotdetect for OS X

I would like to find scene changes in a video with this command line tool: Shotdetect is a free software (LGPL) which detects shots and scenes from a video. Dependencies are: sudo apt-get ...
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How can I hide spam emails in my inbox of OSX Apple Mail app?

I label my emails as spam or better "Junk email" in my iPhone and MacBook Air but the emails continue to stay in my inbox. I want to get rid of them without removing them so I can later improve my ...
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Fn key working, F11 key working, but Fn + F11 not working

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with OS X 10.9.4. I use the Fn+F11 key a lot to show desktop. But since yesterday, the Fn+F11 has stopped working for me. I have a bluetooth keyboard as well, and it ...
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Terminator for Mac OSX

I'm using Ubuntu on a daily basis, and recently (6 months ago) I bought a Mac, so the first thing I did was installing VMWare and Ubuntu on my MBP. Also I'm a developper and I was a huge fan of ...
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OS X Text Replacements sometimes not working?

This is a weird problem, I write a lot of different languages on my computer, and since my keyboard doesn't have all the keys in the world, I have made certain key-combinations that replaces them with ...
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OSX -NSTextField to show Command Key, Control Key, Shift Key, Alt Key symbol to show/edit shortcuts [on hold]

I am working on an app which records shortcut for my app's functionality. Currently, I am defining the shortcut through my code explicitly using DDHotKey. Now I want to give user a control to define ...
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Windows 7 on Bootcamp doesn't want to boot. Can't copy files from Bootcamp to Osx mavericks

I have strange problem. A few days ago a was doing some projects on windows 7 and updates appeared , when windows was installing updates I closed it down by holding power button. After that I can't ...
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Root Device UUID Error when installing Yosemite 10.10 on VirtualBox 4.3.26 [on hold]

When attempting to install Yosemite on VirtualBox, it begins to boot, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". Have allocated all the required RAM and storage space, but even after ...
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cannot boot. volume disappeared from boot option after Disk Utility (GUI) repair

I have a 13-inch MBP with the latest OS X version. Problem Yesterday, I went to the Recovery Mode and performed Repair on my boot volume. I was not having a problem, but I just wanted to verify and ...
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Change “focus switch” behaviour in OS X Yosemite

So, this is a small and very annoying gripe I have with Yosemite: Whenever I close a window, say a Chrome window, it automatically switches focus to the next open Chrome window, regardless of the last ...
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How to add MySQL to $PATH variable to resolve “mysql: command not found”?

I installed MySQL on my Mac, and now I would like to add it to my $PATH variable. I want to be able to type mysql anywhere. I tried adding the following to my .profile file: export ...
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iTunes 12 Turn off Repeat Song and Repeat Playlist Separately

The last answer in this thread makes iTunes 12 shortcuts for shuffle (on and off), but I was wondering if it were possible to make shortcuts for turning on the repeat playlist, song, and turning off ...
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mdimport - bad packing

While forcing the index of a folder on an external drive through the command line (mdimport), I get "bad packing" pushed to stdout. Anyone have an idea what this rather cryptic error means?
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How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?
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“SQLDeveloper.app” can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed [duplicate]

I am looking to install SQL developer I downloaded the .app file. When I try and open it I get “SQLDeveloper.app” can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.
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is python accepted in the mac app store?

I know Objective-C is the recommended language for mac app store apps. What if I would like to write a mac app with python? Will my app be rejected when published?
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Is it possible to develop an iOS app without a test device?

So...I have an iPad and MacBook Pro. I bought my iPad because I thought I needed it but now I'm thinking to sell it since I just found out that Xcode offers an iOS simulator. Is it possible to ...
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Can't restart because OS X thinks an app is open

I was working with Xcode and it stopped responding so I force quit, reported the error, and tried reopening the app. When reopening the dock hung too so I ended up having to restart the dock with ...
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Is there a way to limit OS X when searching for apps?

My issue is that OS X is finding multiple versions of applications. When opening a file with the "Open with ..." option, I see multiple versions of an app. This is being caused by having multiple OS ...
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iMovie does not open anymore with error in Console: -10699

I used iMovie a lot in the past days (Mac Mini Late 2012 - Mac OS X 10.10) but now if I press the icon in the dock it just does nothing. With spotlight search the same and opening it from the Finder ...
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How do you remove icons from the top menu dock? (OS X Yosemite)

How do you remove icons from the top menu dock? (OS X Yosemite) I tried Command + Click + Drag to get rid of them but it isn't working.
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Log into the desktop remotely and automatically

I have an OSX machine I'm trying to automatically run applications on remotely via SSH. Everything works great, as long as the user is already logged into the computer. If I log out, or reboot the ...
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Show download speeds in Safari

When downloading files in Safari you can see your current downloads in View -> Current Downloads or AltCommandL If my memory serves me right, this window also showed the download speeds as well ...
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Change accessibility setting on Mac using terminal

I would like to grant accessibility permission to some apps on Mac using Terminal as per this intruction https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202866 which is the accessibility tab in System Preferences ...
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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?