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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FileVault Stuck on Pause

I just got a new 13" rMBP with Yosemite installed. I chose to enable FileVault when I set the machine up. Now, several days later, an app called "Reverting from FileVault" shows on the list of apps ...
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My Mac recently using RAM like hell?

I have 8 GB of ram and I have only 1.25GB free memory left, not enough to run 2 tabs of gmail. for chrome keep asking me to kill the process of my Gmail which 2-3 days ago I'm always have like 2-3GB ...
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Finding CodeBlocks that works or fixing bugs?

I am using Codeblocks to develop C++ code on OSX Mavericks. I am currently running into the problem where the software occasionally will crash and than continue to crash every time the software is ...
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Splitting a mac desktop into smaller portions

Background I'm using a device called a DualHead2Go that lets me plug two external screens into an early gen Macbook Pro. This device basically presents the two screens to the mac as if they were one ...
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extract paswords from mavericks keychain? [duplicate]

First of all i need to know if mail's passwords stored in keychain or not ? If yes .. how to extract passwords from keychain ? That's it
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Is there a way to keep the notification open? Prevent autohide?

Is there a way to keep the notification bar from auto hiding? I'd basically like to keep it open/expanded on the right side of my screen.
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Screen overlay when using hotkey to switch keyboard input

I've recently upgraded iMacs the other day. Can't figure out how to toggle the following overlay to show up when switching inputs using keyboard hotkeys Right now the shortcut will toggle the input ...
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When I use Vagrant it rapidly uses up a ton of wired memory. Why?

Vagrant seems to be eating up free memory, but not with active memory. It's using a ton of wired memory. My current Vagrant box is running a PHP application with MongoDB. Why would this need so much ...
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Firefox - Shortcut for activating bookmarks in Bookmarks Toolbar?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for activating bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox? (Similar to the +1, +2, ..., keyboard shortcuts for Safari.)
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how do I write a homebrew recipe?

What are the key features of a homebrew recipe? If I want to contribute a recipe, e.g. this one for udunits to the the hombrew-science repository, how would I convert a command-line script like ...
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Login directly to terminal instead of GUI

First: I'm obviously not talking about logging in and then automatically launching Terminal.app. In older versions of Mac OS X, you used to be able to type >console in the username field on the ...
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Whats the benfit of using shift (for slow animation) when subing windows

I came across this today by accident: If you try to sub a window in OSX 10.8 (might be in others) while holding down the shift key the window will VERY slowly go into the taskbar the hole animation is ...
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How to disable Cmd + [Num] in Safari

I use WordPress keyboard shortcuts a lot, but Safari's use of Cmd + [Num] (e.g. 1, 2, 3) is overriding WordPress' use (which formats text with tags). How can I disable Safari's use of the keyboard ...
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Where Do I find the file? ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.Word.savedState

I am not a tech person, and found this answer to fix Word closing with Mavericks? Where do I locate and delete the file ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.Word.savedState?
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How to mount a shared folder as disk with `rwxr-xr-x` permissions?

I shared a folder from the host system (OSX) and use mount it in the guest system (OSX). But it is mounted only with rwx------ mode. I granted an rw access for the shared folder for a user in the ...
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How to move files to trash from command line?

I do a lot of terminal work, and today had the experience of typing rm fileInQuestion.txt Before finding out that I did actually need fileInQuestion.txt. If I'd deleted in the GUI then I would have ...
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Numbers v3.1: Automatically link URLs in spreadsheet?

I've inherited a spreadsheet that has a loooong column (thousands) of URLs, all unclickable. I'd like to make them clickable. I have tried the following: Highlighting the column. Select column, ...
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Mac Mini private network

I am trying to set up a very simple network using a Netgear 5 port Gigabit switch, a Mac Mini, a Seagate Central 4Tb NAS and an Apple TV to serve movies to my Samsung TV. I followed a guide on ...
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“Suspicious Activity Might Have been Detected” malware in Safari or other browsers

Did you navigate to a page that produced a popup that says (among other things)... Suspicious Activity Might Have been Detected ...and then asks you to call a toll free number? As you might have ...
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Why is there a web process active even if Safari isn't opened?

I noticed that even when Safari is closed, many web processes are active, and these processes are active even when I just restarted my Mac. Actually, I noticed that this process is in the Spotlight ...
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Is there a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for Mavericks?

Is there a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for OS X Mavericks? I need to run NetBeans and it requires Java 7 Update 10 at least.
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Solving: Unable to add server. The plugin encountered an error processing request. (10001)

How do I join an Active Directory domain when I get the 10001 error? What is the real cause of the failure? This question is about the famous failure to join an Active Directory from OS X which seems ...
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Mail.app @hotmail.com Exchange

Is it possible (in any way!) to enable my @live.nl, @outlook.com, @hotmail.com accounts through Exchange, into the stock Mail application? I'm willing to buy Office 365 for one account (and remove the ...
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Tools to support maintenance jobs with Finder tags

When OS X Mavericks was released in 2013 with tagging support built directly into Finder, I expected tagging on OS X to gather steam (at least among “power users”). However, the number of tools and ...
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com.apple.IconServices taking up large amounts of disk space - why?

Why does com.apple.IconServices take up a lot of MB on the Activity Monitor? I'm aware this is a new feature, from 10.9 onwards. I Googled solutions to this, but haven't found anything that works... ...
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Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?

Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite? If so, what is the easiest way to get an up-to-date version of etags, to use with Emacs from http://emacsformacosx.com/? I am using: GNU ...
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Can a Mac's model year be determined via Terminal Command

Does anybody know a terminal command that gives me the the model of my Mac? For example - "MacBook Pro, Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2013" or "MacBook Pro, Late 2009" or "Mac Mini, Early 2010". That ...
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How to install wifi in Macbook Pro

Currently I am using a Macbook Pro with OSX 10.8.5 & I just notice that there is no "wifi option" in this Machine. Because, to make that back in Desktop menu bar I go to: Preference >> ...
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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Prevent redraw of menu bar icons Yosemite

When switching between two screens, all the icons in the menu bar appear to be re-drawn, causing an annoying jittery effect. This started happening after upgrading to Yosemite. Is there any ...
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Why is my startup disk so full?

I've been getting messages recently that "My startup disk is almost full," and I'm quite sure I haven't used the full 250GB of my Macbook's hard drive. Using "Get Info" on Macintosh HD says that I'm ...
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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Mavericks and a iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I want to record game tutorials. Where the game is running on my iOS device and I'm recording the tutorial via a ...
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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Can you change the storage location of Conversation History for Mac Lync?

I know the history is stored in /Users/<username>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft Lync History. Does anyone know if it's possible to change where it's stored? I'd like to save ...
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OS X Service Packs?

I'm trying to get the Mindstorms software on my MacBook, and this is part of the requirements: Mac 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 with the latest service packs What are the service packs it is talking about? ...
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iPhone 5 doesn’t connect or show up in iTunes

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 3521. I replace my iPhone 5 with Apple, and my new phone doesn’t show up or connect in iTunes. It doesn’t even show any device as attached. I’ve reinstalled iTunes three ...
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Quit all Safari Web Content processes at once?

The biggest RAM hog on my computer is my unhealthy habit of keeping too many Safari tabs open. Even when I close them, their associated processes don't necessarily disappear if those processes were ...
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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Displaying calendar events as text, in the terminal

Using Yosemite, is there a way to display events from my calendar in the command line? I'm aware of the stock calendars apple supplies for things like holidays and such, /usr/share/calendar/ and the ...
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Is there a way to reorder the Mac Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the location of an icon in the menu bar? The title is sort of self-explanatory. I wanted to group some icons into a more logical and useful layout. This question ...
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Share Ethernet over Airport (Macbook PRO, Mountain Lion) to Windows XP - No DHCP

I'm not able to share network from Ethernet to WiFi (AirPort) on my 10.8.2 (MBP 13", 2012, MacBookPro9,2) I'm able to create both protected and unprotected networks, and authenticate from Win XP. But ...
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How to get client Mac to use caching facility from Mac OSX server on Yosemite

I have installed Mac OSX server onto one machine. Caching is enabled. How do I now configure a client Mac on the same network to start using this cache for both web browsing and software updates? I ...
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How can I mount an ext4 file system on OS X?

Is there a safe, stable application for reading from and writing to ext4 file systems on Mac OS X? If not, what's the best way to access the contents of an ext4 file system on ...
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How do I move a window vertically above the menu bar?

How can I move a window so that the title bar of the window is above the menu bar? I've tried using AppleScript… tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences" set ...
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My Mac is making an odd noise every couple of minutes

Total Mac OS noob here, after spending a lifetime on Windows I have my first Mac. Every couple minutes I hear an odd sound (playing through the speakers), it sounds like two beeps in quick ...
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Installing ML 10.8 Using Internet Recovery freezes during install process

I changed my Mac HDD because the other one was corrupted. But when I do the Internet Recovery install, the bar on OS X Mountain Lion Install Page (Downloading Additional Components) goes all the way ...
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Dropbox109 process asking to access firewall on Yosemite

As the title says, I have a process called Dropbox109 asking to access the internet. I have denied it. I have Dropbox installed since Mavericks, and its been working fine (uploads/downloads/sync). ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly (Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Eclipse 3.8)

I had an Eclipse environment all wrong, than I decided to install another (newer) version from scratch. After I "uninstalled" the older version, I downloaded the Eclipse for Java Developers 64-bit for ...
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Yosemite: Disabling inertia scrolling using scroll wheel for the mouse

Is there a way to disable inertia scrolling (scrolling speeds up the faster you scroll the mouse wheel) for Yosemite for only the mouse? I understand the reason for inertia scrolling for the trackpad, ...
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

Pretty much every application I use in fullscreen, including Firefox, MacVim and the Terminal, has tabs on the top of the screen. The problem is, when I move my mouse to reach the tabs I acidentally ...