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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Disk space lost after quitting disk partition

My MacBook Pro came with a 500 GB hard disk, and I used about 250 GB. I was trying to get a new logic partition using the OSX disk utility, and then my Mac Book Pro froze and I had to quit the Disk ...
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How to change date format on menu bar without extra apps?

This is how it looks right now These are my "Language & Region" settings There is clearly a bug involved. I don't want use an app to solve such ridiculously simple prolem. It should be ...
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Export developer accounts from Xcode

I want to export developer accounts at Xcode from one Mac to another, so I created a .developerprofile file as per what said here: How do I transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer? ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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How to stop my texts (iMessage) from showing on my Mac

Whenever I send or receive messages on my iPhone they show up on my MacBook also. I was wondering how I could get that to stop? It used to be that my texts wouldn't show up, and I could message ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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Bind a CTRL key to custom button

One of my programs require CTRL key to used very frequently. But it is not very comfortable in my case and I would like to change it to 0 button on the right side of my keyboard. I've been ...
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Is there a way to run a bash script everytime I print something?

I wanted to run a script that changes my background image whenever use the printer. Is it possible? Is there a way to know when OS X is printing something?
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How to suppress the Delete From All Devices confirmation in the Photos app?

I installed Yosemite 10.10.3, which comes with the new Photos app. Seems nice so far... When deleting a photo on my MacBook, a warning message is shown: I don't need to see this every time I ...
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Device enrollment returns 500 error in OS X Server

I'm currently working with OS X Server (Yosemite) to try and create profiles for certain devices. It appears that I have configured the server correctly, and I have assigned a domain to it. When I ...
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Database for iPad

I'm a retired teacher using FileMakerPro5 which was licensed for us by the Ministry of Education here in Ontario. I've created a little journal program for myself and thought I might like to be able ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite broke my iMac

I recently tried to update my iMac OS to Yosemite as most people had already done it a while ago. it downloaded the package when rebooted to install it. It was stuck with error message. It looks as ...
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Enable Quick Look for text files without the .txt extension

Doing Quick Look on .txt files if very convenient (select in Finder and press space). Is there a way to enable Quick Look for other text files which don't have the .txt extension (e.g., .strings ...
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how to put the right binary (say, gcc) on the path [on hold]

I deleted /usr/local/bin/gcc as it was making me troubles, and I trust /usr/bin/gcc. However, now gcc -v gives me the -bash: /usr/local/bin/gcc: No such file or directory error even though which gcc ...
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Use Home as Desktop directory in Yosemite

How can I use my Home as the Desktop directory in Yosemite? Deleting the Desktop directory doesn't work after a restart. I would like to do this because I don't like to switch to Desktop dir everytime ...
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How can I get Image Capture autorun turned off when inserting media? OS X Yosemite 10.2.2, 2015

Every time I insert an SD card or a drive via USB, dang Image Capture pushes its way to the front of my screen. This is just since the Yosemite update--I can no longer find an option to only launch ...
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Reset your PATH variable

I stuffed up (basically wiped) my PATH variable. Is there any way to reset it to the default? I look at How do I reset the $PATH variable on Mac OS X?, but I find it very confusing. As far as I ...
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Are tags portable, and if so how?

I am a relatively new Mac user, recently bought a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.1. I see that there are tagging capabilities within the file system. I'm concerned about portability. If I get a new ...
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How do so set “date added” metadata in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

The Finder in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion shows a new piece of file metadata, "Date Added," which tracks the date an item was added to a folder. After upgrading to 10.7, none of the items in my ~/Downloads ...
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How do I get Safari on OS X to stop ignoring the protocol part of a URL when the hostname starts with “ftp”?

I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on OS X 10.10.3. We have a server that's accessible over both FTP and HTTP. This server's name begins with "ftp." Whenever I try to connect to this server over HTTP, Safari ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to bring up Finder?

Is there a default keyboard shortcut to start a new Finder window? If not, is there a way to assign one? I tried System preferences/App Shortcuts/Shortcuts and created a new item Finder, and assigned ...
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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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Finder Issues, Crashes and Zombie Finder Processes

Finder has shown, for a few weeks now, the following symptoms: About 12 to 24 hours after a restart Finder shows refresh issues. That means that new files are not shown, old files however are still ...
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Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
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Turn Virtual Memory Swapping back on in Yosemite

I disabled virtual memory swapping using OnyX in Yosemite, but the program can't turn it back on when I click Turn On. I already tried: sudo launchctl load -wF ...
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iTunes on iMac won't start up after upgrade (error -10699)

Yesterday I updated iTunes in my iMac running OS X 10.10.3. According to the information in App Store, the new iTunes version is 12.1.2. Since then iTunes won't start up. If I click on it, there is ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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How to disable the Trackpad zoom in Chrome or TextEdit

In Chrome or Textedit I always accidently end up zooming with the build-in trackpad on MBA with Mountain Lion. How do I disable the trackpad function for zooming in application specific. Looking into ...
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Photos (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) – show original in Finder?

I would have expected to be able to right-click (secondary click) on a thumbnail of a picture and have the contextual menu give me the option to show the original picture document in Finder... but ...
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Strange message in console about _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key

This message is always displayed in the console log at regular intervals. com.apple.xpc.launched: (comm.apple.imFoundation.IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent) the _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key is not available ...
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How do I move a window whose title bar is off-screen?

I encountered a strange problem today. I downloaded FileZilla and on first launch the title bar was above my mouse pointer's reach. Making the window unmovable. Here is a screenshot of my situation. ...
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How to access Greek symbols on OSX (Mavericks)?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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Migrating from Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS) to OS X (dev environment)

I'm about to migrate from Linux to OS X and I wonder if will encounter issues with development, as I probably will need lots of packages which are available in apt, yum package management systems. How ...
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No colour dots to tag folders. Macbook Pro, OSX 10.10.3

I have just recently bought a used Macbook Pro with Yosemite installed. So far everything seemed to work ok, except today I tried to tag a folder with the coloured dot and found it not possible. The ...
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How to get Mac OS X printer preset to save paper size and not default to system default paper size?

I have a receipt printer and regular printer on my Mac and have the system default paper size set to Letter and default printer set to "Last Used" In Safari I've setup a preset for my receipt printer ...
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How do I remove icon from the launchpad if I already moved app to trash

So, I had an app, and removed it (moved to trash) Now, I can see its icon in launchpad (when I click it says "You can't open the application "Name" because it is in the trash.). With only button OK. ...
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Connection to shared network server sometimes stuck connecting, needs restart to fix

Sometimes on OS X Yosemite my connection to a shared network server is stick connecting, while the server is available. OS X simply won't connect to it using Finder and the Connect As... button ...
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Finder doesn't show newly created files anymore unless restarted

The title says it (I mean, when a new file is created in an other application). This started happening today, and I think this may be related to an error message which I got the first time in ...
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Safari not loading Gmail; Google/YouTube invalid certificate

I've tried changing DNS servers to OpenDNS's, I've cleared my history and website data from Safari, and I've uninstalled all extensions… but the browser just won't load Gmail! Whether I click on Sign ...
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Ruby on OS X 10.9 Ignoring gems because extensions are not built

Every few days this will happen when doing various things in Ruby CLI (notably, using the knife utility for Chef) on OS X (unable to replicate in other environments; Linux, FreeBSD, etc.): Ignoring ...
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Web apps on OSX?

I can easily create a "Web App" on my iPhone by going to the "arrow" menu and attaching a website to the home screen. Is it possible to do this on OS X with, say, Gmail or YouTube or anything else?
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How to save a website as an app on OS X [duplicate]

How do I export a website to an app in safari? There is this feature in iOS 7 called 'save to home screen', I'm looking for something similar on OS X.
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OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Mail keep quitting unexpectedly. This started happening after the last update

I'm just wondering that why Mail keeps quitting after the 10.10.3 update. The mail app worked fine and I never had to quit it, but now it happens occasionally. Sorry I didn't provide those ...
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How to set up Mac for multiple user remote access log in and a shared network drive?

I have users who want to share a highpowered mac in a lab. It has a decent processor and a ton of RAM. They want to be able to remotely access this mac from both PC/Mac just like a user would be able ...
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unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font

I've downloaded Droid Sans, Droid Serif, and Droid Sans Mono fonts from google.com/fonts and the first two have installed just fine. OS X 10.9.5. I'm extracting the font file from the download ZIP ...
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Installing Mavericks via Terminal

I have the Install OS X Mavericks.app in Recovery Mode and I want to execute it somehow to start the installation from the terminal, so I don't need the internet connection. I executed the ...
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Partitions shows it is 2GB when it is actually 120GB

After messing with the partitions to install Ubuntu, the hfs+ partition which I use for my user data went from 130GB to 2GB (OSX is on a separate partition). Disk Utility shows this partition as ...
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How to show the map in Photos?

I just upgraded to the latest OS X with the new Photos application. I have seen screenshots online where we can view photos on a map, however I can't get to that map. How can I see all of my photos ...
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I've just updated my Mac to Yosemite and now I can't open a .numbers file

I have just updated my Mac to Yosemite and after that when I try to open .numbers file, I couldn't, and it gives me this message "edit 1.numbers can't be opened". I do not know why and I really need ...