User Interface (UI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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How to change keyboard layout via keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

I like to use both US and German keyboard layout but I find the process of switching between them via mouse tiresome. I want a keyboard-only solution. Is there a predefined shortcut to change between ...
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Run GUI Applications from Terminal with root privilege

So it has been well documented that GUI applications (like gedit or textedit) should NOT be run with sudo. Ubuntu et al get gksu and gksudo (and the like) so question: what do WE (Mac users) get? ...
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Why does quitting an application open the minimised window of a running application?

In the windowing user interface, why does quitting an application open the minimised window of a running application? This happens in Mavericks, and possibly earlier versions of the OS.
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Missing a lot of options from Finder's right click context menu

No idea what caused this or why it's happening, but when I right click something in Finder I'm missing a lot of the standard options that should be there (dropbox options, labels, etc). I've ...
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Mavericks: notifications no longer displaying

I recently upgraded to Mavericks (download from app store). Before this upgrade, I could click on the the notifications UI element at the very top-right of the display; this would cause the whole ...
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how to use terminal to remove item from dock

Hi I have a shell script in my login item , which runs whenever i log in to my system . It does work completely but once it exits the terminal , it leaves the terminal shortcut on my dock and I don't ...
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Allow access to a single application only when accessing remotely

I have a Mac mini which I normally use as remote desktop with my friends. Usually my mates only use a single application (e.g. Safari). In order to make my pc private (to me only) I want to disable ...
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Does Mavericks have a GUI for NFS mounts as in previous OS X versions?

On previous OS X releases, I could open Disk Utility and choose file->NFS Mounts. I cannot find anything similar in Mavericks. Is there any GUI for mounting NFS, or must it all be done via the command ...
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How to disable the rubber banding/elastic scroll effect in OS X Mavericks?

OS X uses the rubber band effect to show users that they’ve scrolled to the end of a window’s content. In the past (Lion) the terminal command that follows would disable this effect: defaults write ...
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Is it possible to allow windows to be only positioned in a low-resolution grid?

When booting a Mac in restore mode (by pressing cmd-R during booting) the windows can only be moved in about 5-10 pixel steps. I’m wondering whether this is possible to have all the time.
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File management 'Favorites' list customization

Generally I'd do all my file management from the terminal but there are the cases where the GUI is more effective. I'm wondering if it is possible to customize the list of apparent 'Favorites' even ...
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Mavericks - Remove GUI

Does anyone know if there's a way to get rid of the GUI in Mavericks? (Or at least disable it?)
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Replacement for ASM's Classic Window Mode in Mavericks?

Once upon a time there was a Menu Extra called ASM ( Application Switcher Menu) which automatically brought all of an application's windows to the front when any of its windows was clicked. In the ...
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How to show subject line for new messages in OS X Messages.app?

Mavericks, if that matters. On the iPhone, there is a separate subject line before the main message, and on the Mac it shows (as on the phone) in bold at the top of the balloon. But when I want to ...
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Glitch in 'Open with…'

I want to change all media apps to open with VLC. So I right click on one, get info, open with: But now this: And I only have one VLC on my system: ps-MacBook-Air:~ pi$ sudo find / -iname ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks freezes, stops responding when running out of memory

It happens every other day and the symptoms are weird to say the least. The computer still responds in some sense; I can move the mouse, the volume buttons on my headphones work. They keyboard does ...
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OSX 10.8.5 file picker dialog doesn't allow sort by column

First post to this site and I'm writing with a user gripe. I haven't found any reference to this issue after some searching. I have a MacBook Air with OSX 10.8.5 and I've noticed a new behavior. ...
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View SSL/TLS certificate in Safari 5+ when no padlock icon shown

According to Apple, With Safari 5 through 5.1.7, a lock icon appears near the top right corner [only] if all of the webpage's content uses a secure connection. That's all very well, but ...
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How to have Safari open links with the evil target attribute open in the same tab?

In some pages, there are (still) links marked target="_blank". Safari opens such link in a new tab. How to have Safari open such link in the same tab ? I have Safari 7 on Mavericks. I have older ...
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UI controls in Firefox, Opera, etc. are broken, old-fashioned or blurry (Retina)

I got these ugly controls in Mountain Lion when I bought my MacBook Pro with Retina display. After upgrading to Mavericks the problems still persist. Blurry drop-down list and other old-fashioned ...
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Milliseconds delay after unlocking phone causes unresponsiveness

Does anyone realise a delay after unlocking the iPhone screen on iOS7 ? You cannot swipe left or right until the animation finishes at 100%, rendering the phone unresponsive till then. This is kind ...
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Mac OSX Dock - Open application indicators, and left-click actions [closed]

I'm not sure if this is a valid question or simply a rant for a problem that has no current valid 3rd party solutions. I can't get a grasp on the Dock - it just doesn't make sense to me. 1) ...
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Remove Window Drop Shadow and Replace with Outline

I'm running OS X 10.8.4. My goal is to remove the wide drop shadows around windows and replace them with a thin black outline. Several questions have been posted asking how to remove or reduce the ...
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Why does OSX's system font menu sizes skip from 14 to 18?

This is one of those things that has always seemed odd to me. I'm not sure if it's just typographic advice, or a hold over from when anti-alisiaing wasn't the norm in type but is there a known reason ...
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How to launch a GUI application in another user's graphical session?

I'm trying to figure out how to launch a GUI application as another user that's logged in interactively, in that user's graphical session. For example, say I have two users, foo and bar. Both are ...
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Setup Mac for kiosk/installation environment

Is there any tool out there to automate the process of turning a regular mac into a kiosk machine? That is... not an internet kiosk but a regular machine with no warning, notifications, popups, etc... ...
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drag file from file chooser or get path

Editing a file using text wrangler. Want the path so can pass it to a program in the terminal. Is there an easy way to do this? Don't seem to be able to drag it nor right click and get info. I'm not ...
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ALL interface icons are gone?

Here's an interesting one: ALL my interface icons have disappeared since my rebooting my MacBook from safe sleep (the battery had died). Any ideas on what's going on?
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Search Results Within System Preferences Not Highlighted

This is just a minor annoyance, but usually, when typing in the search field inside of System Preferences, the icons for matching search results receive kind of a glowing background or highlight. ...
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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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How do I make a window move to the left half of my screen and another window move to the right half? [duplicate]

On Windows 8, I type win + left and the current window becomes full-height and half the screen width and moves to the left. If I type win + right, the current window does the same except moves to the ...
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quick resize app to half of window on Lion

I am not a long-time Mac user and could find the answer. So on Win7 there is a built-in feature when you click Win+← the window resizes to fit half of the screen and sticks to left. Is there something ...
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Can I change 10.8.2 Mountain Lion window corners from rounded to squared?

Cosmetically I'd like all four corners of all OSX windows to be squared. This proposed half-solution failed on Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I may have seen a mod that was possible at MacThemes forum; alas ...
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Possible to move the cursor word-by-word with Cmd+left/right instead of Alt+left/right?

I would like to use Cmd+←/→ instead of Alt+←/→ to move the cursor word by word in Mac OSX (A Cocoa thing I guess). Is it possible to change that? And by the same token, I would ...
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What is this white 'No items selected' popup box in save/open dialogs?

On a Mac running Lion, in the Save As dialog boxes for seemingly all applications, there's a white popup box that appears and disappears on pressing the space bar. I notice it a lot as I use a ...
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Is there a Mac OSX equivalent of zenity?

I'm porting some simple X windows/bash scripts to Mac OSX, but I cannot find a build of Zenity (a Gnome app for basic GUI dialogs) for OSX. Is there some other command line driven dialog utility I can ...
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How to open time machine progress bar window

I know that there is a window where time machine can display its current progress, along with an estimate about how long it will likely take till the current backup is complete. This window did ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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Mountain Lion Title Bar Truncation

With OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.2) there is a UI problem. Calendar + Reminder + Sticky Note apps have truncated title text If i login as a guest they are correct. There is clearly a preference ...
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“Cycle Through Windows” Menu Item is Missing

I recently noticed that the normal cycle through windows command was not working in many of my applications — Terminal is about the only one left that would work. I went to go check, and the Cycle ...
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How to remove AddressBook book-like interface or enable debug menu?

I wish to get rid of the Lion 10.7.5 AddressBook book-like interface a.k.a. leather appearance a.k.a. skeuomorphic design. Usually this kind of setting can be change from the debug menu. However $ ...
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What is the name of this button?

I've been calling it the "keyboard dismissal button," but I'd like to know if it has an actual name.
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Launching a new instance of something instead opening existing one?

Is it possible to have app launcher(Alfred or Spotlight) to launch a new instance of an app(Finder, Terminal) instead of taking me to existing instance? I know this question: How to make clicking on ...
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How do I run an interactive GUI application in pre-login environment?

I am interested in writing an application which runs in a pre-login environment, i.e. right after a user enters their username and password, much like how OS X does the initial account setup: How ...
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How can I remove the window shadow in Mountain Lion?

There's an application called ShadowKiller that seems popular and supposedly works for Lion, but it just seems to die as soon as I try to start it on Mountain Lion. I'd like to get around of the ...
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How to disable any and all eye-candy features on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I'm going to install Linux Mint virtual machine and work primarily through there. I want to shut off any and all eye candy on Mac to squeeze out every last bit of performance I can. Akin to "Set for ...
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Icons on buttons changed

I was tweaking my new Mac (I'm new to OS X) and suddenly I noticed that the icons in lots of my apps changed. I've checked all the things I done (using OnyX) but can't find what I done to make my apps ...
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Mountain Lion Notification Center glitches

I’m experiencing a number of issues with the Mountain Lion Notification Center and Dock. Just wanted to check whether anyone else is having similar problems. On my 2011 iMac, the Dock doesn’t show ...
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Any *real* useful usage for the “clear key” on apple wired keyboard?

I work on Macs for over two years and still haven't done anything useful with the "clear key" (this one). Do you know of any useful stuff it can do? Other than with the built-in Calculator app, that ...
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Custom Objects and Storyboards [closed]

Are Custom Objects (the little orange cubes) still supported when using storyboards? Details: I was making a sample iOS App using storyboards and I added a custom object mapping a class which only ...