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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Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X

I spend a very large amount of time editing text in Xcode, and I would like maneuvering around text within the rest of the Cocoa Text System to offer an identical experience. There are 3 versions of ...
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Back to My Mac problems under Yosemite

Since updating to Yosemite a couple of days ago my Back to My Mac feature has stopped functioning. It is activated in the Sharing Preferences and I didn't change anything on the router settings. In ...
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Notes not syncing to and from iCloud from OS X Yosemite

Okay, this is extremely frustrating and weird. I've had syncing of notes to iCloud turned on for a while, and I was never really able to figure out when the notes were synced. It always seemed pretty ...
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Bridge non-adjacent monitors in three monitor setup

I would like to use the following 3 monitor setup because the arrangement aligns logically with the physical placement of the monitors. Is it possible to bridge the gap between the left and right ...
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Can the default permissions on /dev/disk* be changed?

Is it possibile to change default permissions /dev/disk*? In Linux this is done in the udev configuration files; which is the equivalent on OS X? I'd like to give group write permissions so members ...
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Find symbolic links (’s names) with Spotlight (Finder)

underwhelmed by the fact that OS X’s Aliases got really big with Mountain Lion (Lion?) I basically switched to using symbolic links instead. Now I’m just learning the hard way that Spotlight (or, ...
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How to enable logged-in thumbnails for Safari Top Sites for Secure (HTTPS) Sites?

How do I allow Safari to generate logged-in thumbnails of HTTPS pages? Maybe there's a hidden setting for this? Right now thumbnails of secure (HTTPS) pages are rendered without login data. For ...
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Solver Window Resize in Mac Office 2011

For what ever reason the Solver add-in for Mac Office's Excel 2011 produces the following dialog box when attempting to add a constraint to Solver: Does anyone have a similar problem? Or know how ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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launchd StartCalendarInterval not working reliably

I have several tasks that I run from launchd using StartCalendar interval. Under Yosemite these do not necessarily run. (Under Mavericks and earlier they did run) How do I see what launchd is doing ...
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Green text “Profile” appears on login? (OSX Yosemite)

Whenever I login to my machine some green text appears in the top left saying "Profile". It has done this since OSX Mavericks too. Here's a screenshot:
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Detailed Wi-Fi menu by default

When you hold down the option key before clicking on the wi-fi menu, you get all sorts of detailed stuff about your current connection. Is there any way of making this the default behaviour? A ...
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Dragging an app's icon across in Dock without ended up pinning

I like to keep the running apps in the Dock organized in a logical fashion, so that similar apps are grouped together. I don't pin all of them permanently because that would reduce dock icon size. ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro DisplayPort 1.2 driver

So I searched a bunch, lots of threads on this, but unfortunately either they haven't been resolved, or its not helpful. I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) model w/ the Intel Core i5. It is currently ...
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OS X unwanted shortcut: ⌘⌘ converted to ⌘C

As the title says, whenever I repeat the ⌘ key it triggers a copy command (just as if I pressed ⌘C). I can even see the "Edit" menu entry blinking when I do that. This happens system-wide. I checked ...
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Why is the diagnostic message history not writable as normal user?

When I use normally the OS as a plain user I get frequent console messages like: 20/05/14 08:21:28,194 SubmitDiagInfo[5376]: Launched to submit Diagnostics and Usage 20/05/14 08:21:28,735 ...
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How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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Disable USB Write Caching by default

Is it possible to change OS X's USB filesystem mount behaviour to use the noasync flag to disable write caching? The aim here is to allow USB devices to be safely removed without eject or hdiutil ...
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Shortcut to create/remove desktop in Mac OSX 10.8

To switch desktops, one can use < CTRL >-i or < CTRL >-[< left >< right >]. Are there shortcuts to create and remove desktops? If not, how can I make them?
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How do I re-associate HTTP links with my browser in OS X?

I installed iTerm2 the other day, and was playing around with it. In the process I seemed to have messed up the handling of HTTP hyperlinks on my system. Sometimes (annoyingly, not every time, which ...
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Java Web Start launched in Finder says no JRE available. Works fine in console

Followed solution here - Java for OS X 2012-006: How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in and Web Start functionality to restore browser java plug-in, works fine now. But still ...
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Applescript vs. Spaces in Lion (10.7)

In Snow Leopard (10.6), I had an applescript that toggled iTunes between "maximised on Space 2" and "mini-player on all spaces": set app_identifier to do shell script "echo 'com.apple.iTunes' | ...
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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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Cycling through Spaces?

Is there a way that when you cycle through the last Space, it cycles you back to the first one? And, if you cycle backwards and get to the first space, have it cycle back to the last? Right now, it ...
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Full guide on configuring NIS/NFS on OS X 10.7?

I am trying to setup OS X 10.7 Lion to work as an a NIS/NFS client but without too much success so far. Existing configuration that works on Ubuntu cat /etc/yp.conf domain uk.example.com server ...
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Uninterruptible Power Supply not shutting down Mac Mini running Yosemite

We just received a brand new Mac Mini, which came with Yosemite pre-installed. Our UPS is set to shut down the computer after running on battery backup for 1 minute. I have tested this with an iMac ...
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Spotlight always asking if it should reopen already opened xls file

I am a fan of Spotlight and always tend to use it for navigating through my opened apps and docs. However I found out, that when it comes to xls files that are already opened, I get a popup with a ...
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What's wrong with the Weather widget on OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

I have a little problem with the Weather widget in Notification Center in Yosemite. It appears to be missing some of the info from the server.
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How to create a wifi hotspot on OS X WITHOUT available internet connection?

How to create a wifi hotspot on mac WITHOUT available internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ...
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Safari 8 on Yosemite Spawning distnoted process and spiking CPU load

My Safari 8 was hijacked by Open-Search.com after updating OS to Yosemite (10.10). The effect was two fold, my home page was hijacked by Open-Search/MacKeeper and the CPU started to load spikes at ...
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Apply Computer Name and local hostname with System Image Utility

I am going through trying to create a NetInstall image using System Image Utility and am curious about how the "Apply Computer Name and Local Hostname settings from a file" option works under the ...
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Only show minimized windows from current space

I'd like to be able to only see minimized windows from the current space on the dock. Currently it shows all minimized windows from all spaces. Is there any setting or tool that I can use to ...
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Xerox 3117 driver for OS X Yosemite

I am using Yosemite on MBP 15 mid2010 I already tried this tutorial http://vadimk.com/2010/10/11/xerox-phaser-3117-mac/ Didn't work for me. Also tried Splix: http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ again, ...
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Possible to change Quick-Reply buttons in Mail Notifications?

Yosemite introduced a new feature to quick reply within a notification. Mail offers the options to trash a new E-Mail or reply to it. But, instead of trash, I want to archive it. Can I change ...
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How to highlight text in Preview properly?

I know this problem could be trivial, but it just bothers a lot. I can use the highlight function of preview properly before like the following: but now when I try to highlight the text again, it ...
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`Unknown` file download after reload in Safari 8.0 on OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to OS X Yosemite I've experienced that sometimes when reloading a web page (CMD+R) Safari doesn't reload the page but downloads a file named Unknown. Is there any way to fix this?
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite -DisableSleepProxyClient

I have a Mac Pro from 2009. Its in my bedroom. Prior to 10.10 I was able to disable periodic wake (when Wake on Lan is enabled) with adding -DisableSleepProxyClient to com.apple.mDNSResponder. I was ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...
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Desktop files and folders always moving

In OSX 10.9.5 my desktop folders re-arrange when a new window is opened. I have "sort by" off. I can arrange my folders and then when I open a new window (not every time) all of the folders will ...
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Menu bar icon disappear

A few days ago, when I start my OS X, I see that a few key icons are gone: including the clock, WIFI, battery and various other things. I did the following: Remove the file ...
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New users can't see Apple applications from Utilities folder in Launchpad

I felt like giving my mess of Launchpad icons a fresh start. So I did defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Dock On checking Launchpad, it had appeared to have ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal ...
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How to add a process to sandboxd's configuration?

I have a particular process that is having some problems writing to the /private/tmp folder. sandboxd keeps emitting the following error: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): process(xxxxx) deny ...
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Detect if logged in user is network active directory user or local user

When a User logs in to os x , I want to detect if user is a local user or a network account user based on which I have to allow my app to run. Couldn't find any solution which tells that current ...
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How can I see if an e-mail is signed in “Mail” (using an Exchange account)?

Usually, a signed message shows a checkmark icon. Clicking on this icon displays the certificate that was used to sign the message: Not so when a message lies in an exchange mailbox, and is ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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How to make files safe so users can download and OS will not quarantine them?

I work with Axure software that generates dynamic and navigable prototypes in HTML. Once they are done I need to send a ZIP file of those HTML files to clients via e-mail or any download internal ...