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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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iTunes slow movie download and does not resume after paused playback

iTunes 12.1.0.50 on OS X 10.8.5 MacBook Air is showing weird behavior recently. When I rent a movie from the iTunes store I have the following problems: download is incredibly slow (ETA keeps going ...
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Configure terminal dimensions to show as Lines x Columns

In my terminal, when I ask to show Dimensions (profiles -> window -> dimensions), it shows the dimensions as Columns x Lines, but when I use resize -s 25 200, I am actually resizing as Lines x Columns,...
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Unknown Apple app qlmanage shows up as running in Dock

Since a few days, an app called qlmanage seems to show up on my Dock as a running app constantly. Have tried restarting, but it shows up again. The app has no window, and clicking on its icon on the ...
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Wikipedia in the builtin dictionary in hebrew…but only when searching for tech words?

It doesn't do it for all of them, ex. when I search TCP/IP it's in english but a search for BSD yields this Berkeley Software Distribution, או בקיצור BSD, היא מערכת הפעלה נגזרת של מערכת ההפעלה ...
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Create a local MS SQL Database on OSX Yosemite

I need to do some tests on a MS SQL (not MySQL) database. But without the burden of having to open a hosting account, create a remote database, connect to it, and remotely insert a million records. I ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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Universal autocorrect for Mac

I'd been using a spelling auto-correct in Windows that worked amazingly well (without being annoying). It basically uses the list of most commonly typos from Wikipedia and substitutes any occurrence ...
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alias command stopped working

I have a few aliases set up on my mac. But for some reason they don't seem to work anymore. I'm not sure why either. Even when I type in alias to see my list of aliases nothing happens just this: ...
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Combine Two Folders with Smart Folder

Okay, so one thing I've wanted to be able to do for ages now in OS X is to create or view a combined Applications folder that displays the contents of both /Applications and ~/Applications (assume it ...
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Programs running in background mac

I suspect my Macbook Pro has been hacked by sophisticated hackers who may have even customized some special malware for my computer. Is there anyway to tell from looking at the MacBook Pro Activity ...
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Changing app icon in order to change mini window icon

I have an app bundle on my desktop. I change its icon by changing the icon in its /Contents/Resources/ folder. This updates finder. However I am trying to update the dock. I have figured I can ...
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How did a process with an url as a name executed at my macos?

Is it some sort of chrome malfunction? - The process seems inactive, it has "http://www.imore.com/, ..." as the name, with a lego-like plugin icon, a default icon I suspect it might have been an ...
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Mac Mini Server - Windows 7 Laptop VPN to OS X Server error 629, Tried a lot of options

I am having a hard time connecting to my office server in which I am the admin of. I have recently wiped the hard drive and re-installed os x yosemite with os x server. I use a Windows 7 machine at ...
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Deleted all Mac OS X internal hard drive partitions

I booted to a live Ubuntu USB, wanting to delete partitions on an SD card, and ended up deleting all my partitions on my MacBook Pro's internal hd. I have already tried gpart (which gets stuck at "...
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Install OS X Applications and Library directories on external drive

Wondering how could I set some sort of partial OS X installation on an external drive, I searched Google only to find that I may be the only one looking for this. The goal is to get both the ...
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In Yosemite, the 'Alerts" Alert style notification dismisses on its own

I've setup the Thyme app's notifications to be "Alerts" style, which requires the user to interact with it to dismiss it: However, they dismiss on their own after about 5 minutes. How to configure ...
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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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Locating Location Services

In System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General, Location Services lists a variety of items that you can opt to give permission to accessing your location. I have listed in this pane an ...
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Yosemite Detects Faulty RAM Module But Apple Hardware Test Does Not?

I just bought a used MacPro3,1 on Amazon. The system came with Mac OS X 10.6 but I downloaded Yosemite and it states that one of the 2GB modules is faulty. When I installed Yosemite it wiped out ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Mount point for Time Capsule Folder

I have Time Capsule with folder(drive?) Data. I didn't create this folder(drive?), it was already there when I have bought it. I store books, music and films in this folder. If I understand ...
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Finder tags on Time Capsule files

I have a folder with files on my Time Capsule. As I know I can set the tags for files and quickly find all files by tag just clicking on the tag on the sidebar of Finder. All works fine except the ...
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Confirmation Dialogs in Yosemite

In Mavericks and lower, when a confirmation dialog, such as , popped up, there were 2 states. The button that would be activated if you hit the space bar and the one that would be activated when you ...
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How to reset all Yosemite's settings and preferences to default?

I used this script to modify settings on my mac. See full script here defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \ "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" \ "/...
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Mounting internal FileVault encrypted drive in 10.9 OS X in Recovery Mode without unlocking it; Passware brute-force

I encrypted my internal hard drive with FileVault a while ago on Lion such that it prompts for the disk password when I restart the computer and recently upgraded to Mavericks on my MBPro Retina. It ...
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Upgrading OS X frees disk space — why?

I noticed that every time I upgrade OS X to a newer version, a significant amount of disk space (10-20 GB) is freed up. This applies both to minor (10.9.4 -> 10.9.5) and major (10.9 -> 10.10) ...
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How to bring favourites in entry address bar in Safari

Yosemite has brought a new feature in safari which is bring favourite when we click any filled address bar. But the favourite webpages don't popup when we click an empty address bar. Does anyone ...
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iTunes not showing app update description texts

I have a very weird problem with iTunes lately. When I go to Apps → Updates, all apps that show up there, don't have an update description text. The app is displayed, its version is displayed, vendor, ...
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How to get Spotlight to default to Internet search?

Spotlight default to open web browser and search Internet for [string]. Command Space [string] [Enter] How can I do this? browser choice irrelevant search engine choice irrelevant keystrokes in ...
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Dreamweaver tells me that it can't edit some html file because it is locked, how to exclude folders/types from auto lock?

Dreamweaver complains that it can't edit some specific files due to the fact that they are locked. With as only options to cancel or view read-only. However I do really want to edit the .html files. ...
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Where is the file systems table in OS X?

I can see the following mounts on my MacBook: > mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) ...
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How do I control Finder and App Store notifications in OS X?

Notification Center in OS X (10.9, Mavericks) provides a way to control configure notifications for various Apps such as Mail or Safari, but seems to provide on settings for controlling notifications ...
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How to run a workflow after login?

I want to make the following workflow run after login. What is the best way to execute this workflow when someone logs in to the Mac Because if the IP range is start in 172.19 represents I'm in my ...
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Can't open Numbers, but can open Numbers.app/Contents/MacOS/Numbers

Okay, this is weird. I can't open Numbers by trying to open the .app file, but I can open it by drilling down into the app and opening Numbers.app/Contents/MacOS/Numbers via terminal. Anyone have ...
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Converting an SVG file, without using Imagemagick or Inkscape

I sometimes need to convert SVG files to a different format. Thus far I tried Inkscape and Imagemagick. I first tried to use Inkscape, but it failed to produce useable results (possibly because of ...
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How do I change my “Recommended Applications” list (shown after right click > open with) for a given file extension?

OSX v. 10.9.3 When I "right click" a *.kml file and go to "Open With", the list of applications does not include QGis, my favorite program for medium to heavy duty GIS work. I'd like QGis to be on ...
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How to fix permissions with Repair Disk Permissions?

I just installed Xcode 5.1 and the latest round of updates. I followed that with a Repair Disk Permissions. For some reason, Apple installs its software with broken permissions. I then ran Repair ...
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How to change to workspace on non-active monitor?

I have multiple workspaces. I can switch them via Ctrl + Arrow Keys Left and Right. I also have multiple monitor setup. I realized I can only switch this way on the current, active monitor. How do I ...
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How can I select a complete folder instead of a single file while cloning user SuperDuper in OSX for backup?

I want to select the who lang comp lab folder for backing up (cloning) using SuperDuper software in OSX but it just allows me to select one file as an image. lang comp lab folder is inside mgserver ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
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Some files are gone after recovery from Time Machine backup… WHY?

I tried to clean install my mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina and then recover from my Time Machine backup. At first the backup looked like a success and the OS did boot properly. However, I found that ...
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Periodic freezes - possibly related to CoreAnimation?

For many months, I have experienced occasional lockups on my Macbook Pro 8,2 running OSX 10.9.2. Actually, I had what I assume was a related problem in 10.8. I have the 2.3GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB ...
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Binding Escape Sequences to Terminal Keys Produces Characters, Not Actions

I was using an iMac from 2009. I had upgraded it regularly, going up to (and including) Mavericks. When I first got that iMac, I fixed the keys in Terminal so Home and End would move the cursor to ...
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Migration issue - duplicate user account

I've got a situation that I don't know how to resolve. I've had a Mac setup and all worked fine. I've bought an SSD drive, installed Mavericks and used the migration assistant to move all the stuff ...
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Any chflag for files in Notification Center?

I would like to have a list of TODOs in a particular folder (tex files) in the notification centre (the one in the right upper corner which opens from the corner). Notification Center is the one at ...
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Is it possible to define a timeout on dead keys on OSX Mavericks?

When you press a dead key such as an accentuation key, OSX will wait indefinitely until you press another key. I want that, instead, if you don't press the second key fast enough, it will just ignore ...
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Mount Folder in Maverick

I want to mount a folder to another folder. My reasoning is: I have a free box.net account with 50GB, but it does not include versioning. So I would like to put the folder under git. But I do not want ...
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Autokey NTP client?

What's a reasonably short path to getting OS X to be an NTP client of an NTP server, using autokey? I tried adding the server's public keyfile (iffpar) and the appropriate commands in ntp.conf in the ...
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Why the am/pm is not showing on OS X Mavericks?

I have a strange issue after upgrading to Mavericks from Mountain Lion. The am/pm does not show on the menu bar always. Sometime it shows and sometime not. What could be the reason ? I am running 10.9....
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OSX Open Directory Network Users Problem and Kerberos

I've got a Mavericks Server mostly working, but I still get some funkiness. Main problem is that I've been having a great deal of trouble getting network user accounts with home directories on the ...