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macOS is the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).

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Finder move does not merge but replaces old folder, how to get old folder's contents

I moved folder named FOLDERA to another folder where same name folder exists. Finder asked me to replace? I complied thinking that it will merge two folders like windows. It completely replaced my ...
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Why does my Mac keep opening the application that were open when it shut down?

I have set my Mac to switch off on late evening, and switch on on early morning. I didn't use any third-party utilities to do this. When it starts up, the Mac loads all the applications that were ...
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Setting up a shared (smart) folder on the top level in iOS mail

I have a local "next action" folder in the mail app on my mac. I move emails that require an action from the inboxes of my different email accounts into this folder. Also, i have asmart folder that ...
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NTFS-Bootcamp-partition thinks it is a FAT partition

I'm running 10.8.3 Snow Leopard and installed Windows 7 x64 using Bootcamp. Both system are running fine. I couldn't use the bootcamp-partition inside in Parallels and then I read about Tuxera NTFS ...
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Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
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“Shared” section of the sidebar very long to appear in OS X 10.8.2

After being very satisfied with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8, I advised a non-technical-skilled relative to buy one, which she did. The MacBook Pro came with OS X 10.8.2 but there is a problem. ...
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Pressing CMD + Folder from dock opens finder at bottom page

When I press Command and click on a folder in the Dock, Finder should come up and show me it's location there. However, Finder shows up and the page is scrolled all the way to the buttom. So I have to ...
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“Always open with” option not saving after reboot

Setting a filetype to always open with a specific application works only until I restart my computer. Macbook Pro Retina under OSX version 10.7.5. Why?
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iCal does not update Google calender

I am using iCal. I have a strange problem. If I make a task in my Google calender, iCal automatically shows that task on the calender. But, if I put a task in my iCal, Google calender does not update ...
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Application to draw “Rich Pictures”

Any software to draw "Rich Pictures" diagrams of Information Systems Analysis? I searched for a stencil for OmniGraffle but didn't find anything.
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Calendar opens mail.app even though I've changed the default mail client to Sparrow

I changed the default mail client to Sparrow yet every time I try to decline a calendar invite, Mail.app launches to send the decline message. Any ideas?
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iCal events missing problem

I have recently updated my Mac OS X to 10.8 version. The iCal application is changed as "Calendar" app in OS X 10.8. The problem here is, I lost all data which I stored in iCal. Any suggestions to ...
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Cabal won't configure X11 in Mountain Lion

I need to run cabal install X11 >=1.5.0.0 && <1.6 But it fails when configuring: Resolving dependencies... Configuring X11-1.5.0.1... configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-...
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Will an OS X 10.7.4 installation and compiled binaries be compatible across Sandy/Ivy Bridge?

Will a hard drive having OS X 10.7.4 which installed on a mid-2011 Sandy Bridge Mac just work if plugged into one of the mid-2012 Ivy Bridge Macs? Will all binaries, including those installed by ...
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Could not execute the java executable while running Play 1.2.1

I am facing this issue whenever I am trying to run Play 1.2.1 in my system. Previously, I had Play 2.0 in my system. I exported the $PATH variable so that $PATH contains the path to Play 2.0 directory....
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Why doesn't FileMerge show full file?

I am trying to compare & merge two text files in FileMerge (using it for the first time). The thing is that the files contents are not shown in full. The contents of the files being compared are ...
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How can I tell what is using disk space by category and monitor changes?

Is there a simple way to determine what is using disk space on a Mac OS X installation? Obviously single files and directories is straightforward, but how about at a slightly higher level ...
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Show windows program icons (.exe) in Mac OS X Lion?

I'm using wine to run windows programs on OS X, however it would like to be able to see the icons of the programs. I remember that I had something that did this on Snow Leopard, but I can't remember ...
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Why is file sharing missing from sharing preferences?

File sharing is not an option for me under 'sharing'. The image above illustrates the lack of file sharing, but I do have the following items: dvd or cd sharing screen sharing scanner sharing remote ...
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Moving photos from Photos app to my iPhone

I have photos in the photos app on my Mac from a previous "back up" and now I would like to bring them back to my phone without having to use iCloud photo library. Is there a way to do it?
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Trying to remove “FDisk_partition_schem” from USB drive

I'm trying to reset this USB drive so that I can use the 64.2 GB of space. I've tried diskutil unmount and it didn't work.
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Running AppleScript without activating the window

I have a python script to read from Messages database and forward some specific new messages to specific contacts. It works but the AppleScript below to send message is making Messages.app appear. I ...
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Recurring 'Broadcast Message' in terminal

Yesterday I updated my Macbook Air (early 2015) to macOS Mojave. Since then when I open a terminal window I am getting recurring messages. I can't run any terminal command at the moment. What can ...
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How to get Tx-Power of wifi adapter in MacOS?

In linux there is a command called iwconfig which shows Tx-Power in its output. How to measure antenna power in MacOS? The airport utility in mac just shows the datarate and not the power in db. I ...
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OS X Yosemite multiple desktops with different files

Is there a way to have a second desktop which you can put individual folders and files on it, so that the first desktop is clear without any files?
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Suggestd Crash due to SGSqliteDatabaseError

I'm currently working in an environment with some Openldap users and nfs mounted homes. Everything is working like a charm, but I'm facing some issues regarding some ReportCrash that keeps writing in ...
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MBP won't restart or shutdown (macOS Sierra)

I'm desperately trying to fix the issue which doesn't let my MacBook Pro restart/shutdown properly. When I click on restart or shutdown, it gets stuck when the display gets black (but still slightly ...
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Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta (16E144f) off of an external SSD connected to my 13-inch retina MacBook Pro. I am trying to install Windows 10 on it. When I open up Boot Camp Assistant and ...
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How does the name of a Parallels VM translate to the default name in Terminal.app prompt?

I Parallels Desktop version 12 I have a virtual machine named Cinquième. Note the accent on the e. That VM is running macOS Sierra. In that VM, when I open the Terminal.app, the prompt shows: ...
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Why is this item bold in the Bluetooth menu?

Can anyone tell me what the bold text means in this image of my Bluetooth menu? It seems that the mouse might be interfering with my keyboard, and I'm wondering if this is trying to say that?
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2nd hand mac purchased, can't load os x

Firstly to let you know I am a mac dummy/newbie and I'm hoping to get some advice on a 2nd hand mac I purchased on ebay (while I wait the 3 weeks for my appointment at my local Genius Bar.) 20inch (...
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Installing MacOS via USB stick

I have made a decision to install Mac OS from scratch so I have erased the disk part.(by cmd-r beginning of OS). Now, I'm using Windows(bootcamp). Is there any way to install Mac OS via USB stick and ...
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Why OS X never ejects drives before shutdown or suspend mode?

I have this problem since Lion if I am not mistaken. If a leave an USB or even my FireWire (backup) HDD connected OS X does not eject the drives before shutting down or entering suspend mode. Why? I ...
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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I try and take a screenshot this appears ^. I've tried looking for the location of my saved screenshots typing in commands into the terminal and my Desktop folder is unlocked (in Get Info)....
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Trouble With Partitions

I'm trying to download an update for a program I use frequently. The program can only run on a non-case sensitive file system, so it can't run on my main partition. I partitioned a second drive that ...
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OSX 10.6 admin account missing

After a power shortage a Mac with El Capitan installed, downgraded to 10.6 and the admin account is missing. The main session password is also in an older state, and we cannot connect anymore. We ...
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Connecting Macbook Air to Sony HDTV via HDMI

I own an apple Macbook Air early 2015 version, I am not able to connect it to my Sony HDTV through mini DP to HDMI converter. Can somebody Help?
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How to add shortcut to directories to OS X menubar

I have several directories that I want to quickly access in Terminal. And sometimes even in the finder. I would like to be able to hit an icon in the menu bar and have it drop-down a list of folders ...
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Ukelele keyboard not found by System Preferences

I'm trying to install a custom keyboard layout I made in Ukelele that makes extensive use of dead keys and Unicode special characters. Ukelele seems to work fine and installation works for test ...
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AirDrop shardingd error

Trying to debug AirDrop issues on the mac with an iPad mini 4th gen (both up-to-date). Basically on the Mac I can see the iPad (most of the time) and I can transfer files, however I can never see the ...
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How to make USB drives connect again in OS X

In the following I'll try to explain and ask in the best way I can. I couldn't find any solution for my problem using Google. So if there are any solutions, please point me to them. If you need more ...
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Network homes / synchronized mobile homes with OS X and Active Directory

I work in a company which manages IT for several customers (mainly for Apple OS X deployments). Some of them have more users than computers, so they need some form of "movable" home directory (so the ...
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Generate all Calendar.app icons

I'd like to get all 366 possible icons that Calendar would have displayed in the Dock. How can you automate the creation of each of these, either in Bash or Automator?
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How to stop my SSD “ejecting” from my iMac when in standby?

I recently purchased an SSD drive for my 2009 27" iMac to replace the DVD Drive. Everything installed fine, performance is good etc. However when the device (SSD) is put to "sleep", OS X sees it as ...
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No bootable disk when booting Windows after installing Linux on Mac

That must the weirdest title you've read in a long time. I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012, I installed Windows 7 with Bootcamp and all was working fine. Last night I installed Kali Linux with a bootable ...
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Dock is not working anymore

All of a sudden some running applications were not shown on the ⌘+⇥ on-screen list. I had to restart my MBP, running Yosemite 10.10.2. After restarting, ⌘+⇥ was not working any more (no app shown on ...
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Long text-drag delay

Dragging text used to be instant. Now, especially after an application’s been open a few minutes, it takes forever from the time I press the mouse button on text until I can drag it. (If I try to drag ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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Trouble accessing ntfs drives in mac os x

I installed tuxera-ntfs in mac os x and am able to mount my external disks and use them without any issues. I can delete files, copy files to my external disk and from my disk But I am not able to ...
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What makes an app unique from POV of options -> assign to desktop?

What is the set of things that differentiate one application from another from the point of view of right-click on dock icon -> Options -> Assign To (All Desktops / This Desktop / None)? I've ...