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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Terminal: command to show application folder

I recently discovered that I can open application from Terminal like this: $ open -a TextEdit Is there any command that would just show the application folder instead of opening it? Such that I ...
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TextEdit keeps crashing

I am using TextEdit to edit some tcl files. periodically, or even frequently, but not always, when I go to save the file, I get a spinning beach ball. I tried launching text-edit via the command-line, ...
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How to read and understand kernel reports?

When trying to troubleshoot kernel panics and I look at a log, I see these: 0xffffff821bd9b510 : 0xffffff802fd2bda1 I would like to know if there is any possible way of reading these, or ...
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How to run Continuity Activation Tool from Recovery HD's command line?

I use Continuity Activation Tool to enable Continuity on my early-2011 13" MBP with an upgraded AirPort card. However, El Capitan's Rootless feature has forced me to use a modded version of CAT that ...
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HP Photosmart 5520 OS X 10.5.8 driver

My mom bought a HP Photosmart 5520. Unfortunately, this printer is not compatible with her OS X 10.5.8 system. Is there a possibility we can get this working?
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If I sign a JAR with a certificate from Comodo, will I still get warnings?

I have written a piece of software in Java that I would like to sell, however it is currently unsigned. When I first wrote the software it didn't matter too much, but I think OS X has upgraded since ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 stuck at 0.8 GHz

I have been experiencing a lot of problems with my Macbook Pro slowing down and crawling through small tasks like getting mail and opening Launchpad. I have 8 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory and a 2.2 GHz ...
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Yosemite to AFP Ubuntu server connection freezes (UBUNTU CNID dbase error)

I have problems with Yosemite network connections to ubuntu server. Connection working for a while and freez after one minute or little more. This is big 3 TB server for work, with lot of files like ...
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New Hard Drive Install Failure

I got a problem with my 2012 Mac Book Pro, I'm trying to install a new 750 Go Sata 3 with 7200 t/min WD Black in it. The problem is when i try to reinstall OSx Mountain Lion on it, it didn't find the ...
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Using Shazam to pick up audio over internal soundcard / headphones

I recently discovered Shazam has an app for mac, it seems it works by listening on the built in mic (or any mic presumably). I wondered if there was a way I could get it to listen to the soundcard ...
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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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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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Audio playback randomly causes kernel_task to consume 300% CPU

Issue started when I was dragging a seek bar in iTunes and suddenly, I heard a bad click noise and volume icon went grey and there was no sound. Kernel_task showed 200 - 500 % CPU usage. First time I ...
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Permissions sharing between MySQL and myself in Yosemite

I would like to have full access (read/write) on everything in the MySQL data directory (/usr/local/mysql/data). Then an application running as "me" could create/edit/delete every data. I tried to ...
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Zabbix agent installation

On the Zabbix website it says Mac OS X agent is supported, however, I do not see a download link available. Does anyone know how to install the agent on OS X? Here is a link to the list of supported ...
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Need an OSX cd to reset admin password

Issue - father in-law has alzheimers (early but impacting) Wants files from Apple laptop and can't remember password(s) Shop who set it up for him wants $$$s to unlock and reset and I said what a lot ...
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Problem after cloning a Mac with dual boot

I bought an SSD to upgrade my MacBookPro (late 2011) and have cloned the HDD with CloneZilla. I have dual boot with OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 Pro. However, now on the SSD, I can't boot into the ...
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Video files organizer for mac

I'm looking for an app to organize my video files (movies, series, etc.) much like iTunes does with music. I'd like it to have series support (separating seasons and ordering episodes) and to have an ...
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AsciiDoc viewer for Mac OS X

Is there an AsciiDoc viewer for Mac OS X? Preferably one that views the document live, much like MacDown for markdown documents. There’s nothing on the App Store, and I’ve done rounds of the search ...
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How can I “Open an app from an unidentified developer” without using the GUI

Basically, I used the native Safari.app web browser to download a third party application and I want to run / open it from the comfort of my bash shell / Terminal.app CLI; despite the following error ...
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How to backup photos app on Mac?

I used to use iPhoto but then Apple scrapped it and introduced Photos app. Earlier to backup my library I would copy the iphoto library to external hard disk, but after this new introduction I have ...
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OSX doesn't recognize a gaming keyboard

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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Docbook Viewer for OS X

Is there a docbook viewer for OS X? I don’t mean an editor, just something to view the output. I know that there is no standard format, but something that looks like formatted output rather than XML ...
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Compiling multiple files in a project using schemes [on hold]

How to use schemes to compile multiple c++ files (each having main inside) inside a project. Is the answer here the only solution to compile the projects by building new targets?
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How to hide an app from the Launchpad?

Is there any way to hide an app from the Launchpad in Yosemite? I don't want to delete it or something like that I just want to hide apps that I don't use frequently, and I have a lot of them, putting ...
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Some task get cancelled when i use number pad for entering numbers

I have observed a strange behavior with my mac system, In some certain tasks when I use number pad for entering numbers, then task gets cancelled and the window in which I am entering numbers get ...
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How to disable account on OS X Mavericks

I have an account on my OS X Mavericks system that I want to disable so it cannot be used for login. I would not like to delete the account permanently but rather disable it temporarily. I believe ...
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Disable dialog on each restart

I use Logitech G700s mouse on my Mac with its Logitech Gaming Software which configures mouse buttons and their actions for specific applications. I setup it and all works fine. But one thing bothers ...
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Launchctl List - Screen Sharing Process Running While Disabled?

Below is my list of active processes as produced by the launchctl list command in terminal. I'm not messing with those processes, but I am studying them to learn more about how OS X works. The ...
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Services submenu disappeared from contextual menu of right click

I am using OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 at my office. Last week, I was still able to right click files or folders and choose services from the bottom of contextual menu. However, after I started my Mac this ...
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Is there any way to change MAC-address of built-in Bluetooth adapter?

I should change MAC-address of a built-in Bluetooth adapter. Is there any way to do it in Yosemite (10.10.4)? Please note - the question is about Bluetooth, not about Wi-Fi. ifconfig doesn't see ...
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What's Firefox's default browser helper plugin?

On a freshly installed Firefox there is a plugin named: Default Browser Helper 537 It seems to be something from Apple but i couldn't find more information about it. What is it and why it ...
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Quote a filename in a script passed to chmod?

I'm having trouble quoting a filename that's eventually passed to chmod. The script was originally written for SSH's StrictModes and authorized_keys, but I had to expand it due to a bad UMASK that ...
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OSX 10.4.11 Intel Macbook pro

I am using Camino on OSX 10.4.11, this combination still works well. I am able to use yahoo mail and youtube. I get constant requests to update Flash player. There does not appear to be an ...
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Yosemite magic Mouse and a bluetooth disconnection party

I hope some real OSX Nerds read this. Since Yosemite I have the problem taht I can't use the Magic Mouse anymore. It disconnects and reconnects every 5-60 second. I find this in the console logs: ...
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What's up with “paused” applications in Launchpad?

When I activate Launch on both my Mavericks and Mountain Lion systems, a few of the application icons are (seemingly permanently) greyed out and marked "Paused" with an empty progress bar. It isn't ...
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OS X 10.10.5 - root user suddenly activated

As far as I know, the root-user is deactivated by default in OS X. And I remember trying the command "su" some time (a few weeks) ago and it stated something like "su: sorry" which it should state. I ...
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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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Change in sleep behaviour on MacBook Pro and ignoring settings on Yosemite

Recently (possibly since the 10.10.5 upgrade, but not sure) my MacBook Pro mid 2012 changed its sleeping behavior and I cannot seem to restore it. For years, I used a 48 hour hibernate delay ...
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How to get rid of annoying Non-secure Jabber Login popup?

My Messages app out-of-blue started to complain that my GTalk credentials are being sent in non-secured manner. Your name and password will be sent in a way that is not secure. Do you still ...
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Text automatically replaced by text

When I type anywhere on my mac "test" it will be replaced with echo "test". $ swag. "yolo". I have an example uploaded to YouTube: https://youtu.be/H057jnDtsvc I know that I used it somewhere one ...
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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

I dont have "auto hide" enable for dock. but in all previous version dock will hide if I enter in full screen mode for vlc player or for chrome. Now its no longer the case. If I enbale "auto hide" ...
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Toggle “Use all F1, F2 as standard keys” via script

I toggle the "Use all F1, F2 as standard keys" setting very often and would like to automate it via a script (or a keyboard shortcut). Is it possible? I've tried to Google the right arguments for ...
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How can I combine multiple screenshots in Skitch?

With Skitch, I often find myself wanting to take screenshots of different parts of the screen, annotating them, and combining them into one image. I could use a separate program for this last step, ...
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No commands installed from pip work in Terminal

I've been learning python and tried to install pep8, restviewer and other command line apps but when i try to run them, it shows a command not found error. -bash: restview: command not found I've ...
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Transferring Skitch history to new Mac

I bought a new MacBook and am wanting to transfer my Skitch history. I've copied all of the .skitch files from ~/Pictures/Skitch on my old MacBook, but Skitch isn't showing them in the history list on ...
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Display sleep is lower than systemsleep, but I still get this error: Display sleep should have a lower timeout than system sleep

The error I am getting does not seem right. My sleep is set to 10, disksleep too, and display sleep is set to 2. Still it says display must be lower than systemsleep. See below: ~/$ pmset -g Active ...
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Yosemite does not have ftp sharing option in file sharing preferences?

I have just obtained a Macbook Pro with Yosemite installed and am trying to connect to it from another host on the local network via ftp. The connection is refused. So I get into the preferences in ...
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Macbook pro will not connect to wifi?

I have a Macbook pro late 2011. It has always been connected to the same wifi and never had any problems. I updated to Yosemite and now my wifi goes off all the time. Most of the time when I the in ...
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how to check if it is safe to delete iNode file (or how to inspect its contents)?

How do I check if it is safe to delete the following file? $ cd /lost+found/ $ file iNode44670523 iNode46670523: xar archive -version 1 Note: the date of the file indicates it is about 1 year old. ...