OS X is a Unix-based operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Can't send mail with Apple Mail with Outlook.com due to SMTP

To preface, I know for a fact that the password I am using is correct as per outlook.com's instructions and every tutorial I can get my hands on. It should be my password I use to enter the account, ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shit Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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Can a Chromebook run Mac OS

I am thinking of getting a HP chrome book 11 or 14 (not sure yet) and I like Mac OSX could I run it on a chrome book? I also am curious if it could run Mine craft with shaders mod
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Can you run Mac OSX in Virtual box on an AMD pc? [on hold]

I thought about coding a few iOS apps. To do that you need a mac. I have an AMD based pc and I don't want to buy a mac. So I wonder if its possible to run mac OSX in virtual box on an AMD pc. Thanks
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Batch rename directories in OSX

I currently have a large set of directories containing photos. The directories are currently named in the format of yymmdd_text. I would like to rename them all to yyyy-mm-dd Text (notice capitalized ...
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how can i print all browsertaps using Mac, FF 31 or latest chrome?

I want to print all opened browser taps. I have tried to downlaod "global print" for FF, but it allows to send prints only to printers. How can I print all tabs to pdfs ?
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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Objective C IDE on Mac other than Xcode?

I've Xcode installed but I want to test some code snippets without messing with the main project. I also have Eclipse installed on my Mac, is there anyway I can run Objective C code on Eclipse? Or is ...
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VirtualBox and Vagrant uninstall succeed, PID still exist

I've recently tried to uninstall the Vagrant and VirtualBox softwares, and everything seemed to be fine. I ran the uninstall.tool from my shell to uninstall Vagrant and moved the VirtualBox.app from ...
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Apache Virtual Host hangs when loading, but it's subdomains load perfectly

I have a WordPress Multisite installation, with quite a few subdomain sites set up. These all work perfectly fine, however the main domain doesn't work. It doesn't even show a white screen, or any ...
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Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
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MacVim always return focus to terminal upon leaving

I'm running Mavericks and I recently started playing around with sshfs to try to boost my productivity by using MacVim (I've been using in-terminal vim for a few years now). I really like MacVim. I ...
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Default Mac Ruby Gems?

A Mac always comes with some default ruby gems installed in the local RVM. Is there anyway I can check or view a list of the default ruby gems installed in a Mac OSX Mavericks?
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OS X Theme to grow Menu Bar

Are there any Themes that are safe and will increase the size of the Menu Bar in OS X? I find it hard to see the menu bar on our 42" screen using the HDMI output.
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OS X has been securely deleting user for a week

...and counting. I am deleting the old admin user, from a new admin account. This is done through system preferencecs > users & groups. While the system is deleting the user account and ...
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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OS X Bash 4 terminal exits

I have the latest OS X running the standard terminal app, with bash 4.0 via homebrew However, if I run a script that contains an exit command, it's expected it would exit the script. Instead the ...
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Encode degree sign in vnc url scheme

I would like to open ScreenSharing.app from terminal like this : open vnc://$user:$pwd@$host This works fine, but I've a password with a "°" sign in there, and it's not working with this one. How ...
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Do you have to open the Mailbox Mac App for it to return emails to your inbox?

Mailbox provides a method to delay your emails until later. After a time, the emails will re-appear in the inbox allowing you to deal with it then. Do you need to have Mailbox open in order for these ...
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OSX Convert and Network User to Mobile User or force all Network Users to Mobile

We have Macs that I am working on binding to LDAP (not AD) and I want to make sure when a user logs in using their ldap credentials that it either create them a Mobile Account or it runs a script to ...
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How to create custom shortcut for Forward delete on Mac?

I want to add or change shortcut of forward delete (fn + backspace) to custom shortcut on Mac os X. Has someone any idea how to do it? Thanks.
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Vim with DBExt using FreeTDS on OS X

When I try to run a simple line of SQL like select 1 DBExt doesn't complain, the status bar says 'Executing SQL...` but nothing is showing up. Using homebrew I have installed unixODBC and FreeTDS ...
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ssh error: connection closed by remote host

When trying to SSH into a particular Mac machine it gives me the following error : ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host I have done some google searches on the issue but I ...
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How do I move notes from Microsoft OneNote for Mac to Evernote for Mac?

I had been using Evernote. When Microsoft launched OneNote for Mac, I experimented with it for a few months. I'd like to move back to using Evernote, but I'd like to be able to move the notes I ...
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Disc not bootable after creating a Windows partition with Bootcamp

I want to install windows on my mac AGAIN after removing it a few weeks ago I buy a USB, get the windows 7 iso, use BOOTCAMP to format it and create it as a bootable disc I then create a new WINDOWS ...
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bootable usb linux for macbook 2009

I have an old 2009 macbook. Ive been trying to install a linux distro on it. I formatted the drive as a mac os journaled and did the whole turn iso into disk img.dmg and the sudo dd. Still doesnt work ...
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Why does opening and saving files in one application on a mac affect the audio of another application?

I'm using a Mac computer at work, and the audio of one application is being negatively affected by the processes of a different application. In my specific case I'm listening to music on Soundcloud ...
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Mac to PC RDP same LAN

I can RDP into my work desktop from home (using a Macbook Pro, early-2011) but when I'm on the work network with my Mac, I can't bring up my desktop using RDP (same credentials) - I keep getting an ...
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Using NAT to translate IP addresses on Mac OS X Mavericks

I want to access two iPhones (iOS 7.1) via USB tethering of the default iPhone hotspot. When I connect them to my iMac, they have the same static IP and can only be separated on the iMac because they ...
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 ...
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zsh process taking 95% of my CPU

When opening my activity monitor, I have a zsh process taking all my CPU. Is it normal? I have iTerm and oh-my-zsh installed but I don't expect it as a normal behaviour. Any idea?
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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Terminal does not allow me to provide any input

Specifications: running OS X Version 10.9.4 on a mac. Problem: upon opening either terminal (or iTerminal) I get the following message: Last login: Wed Aug 27 07:45:03 on ttys000 login: ...
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Bootstrap pkgsrc on macosx (10.9) error

I am trying to bootstrap pkgsrc-2014Q2 on OS X 10.9. The script complains: cd /Users/tiramo/Downloads/pkgsrc-2014Q2/bootstrap/work/wrk/pkgtools/bootstrap-mk-files/work/bootstrap-mk-files-20140516; ...
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Mac OS X hyper terminal client with log contents adding timestamp

Is there any hyper terminal client in OS X can save the log with timestamp at each line of the log? Just like PC's hyper terminal tool TeraTerm, there is an timestamp option while configuring the log ...
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XCode debug interrupts my mac system sounds

Does anyone have any idea why when I am debugging with XCode for some time, the sound disappear and I mean all kind of sound(all sounds i.e. iTunes,Players,everything...), even the system ones. I am ...
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Run per-user specific launchd process as root

I need to figure out how to make a plist file for a certain user run as root. Since the user isn't root, the UserName string is ignored. I only want it to run for this one user, and no other users, so ...
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iTerm2 system-wide hotkey sometimes fails to fire

Periodically the system-wide hotkey I have assigned to iTerm2 fails to switch to that full-screen view. I'm running iTerm2 on OS X Mavericks, and both are up to date. I do most of my browsing in ...
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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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Mac-alternative for Notepad++ with similar layout?

I'm looking for an alternative to notepad++ that runs on MAC OS. The thing is, I need a texteditor that looks as similar as possible to notepad++. A little background: I'll be holding HTML and CSS ...
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Google Chrome Freezing in External Monitor

I'm using a Macbook with Retina Screen with a DELL LED Monitor connect via HDMI Cable. I usually keep Google Chrome Canary open in External Monitor with 8-10 tabs open and Keep my Editor in ...
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Some Windows computers can't connect to Mac server shares

I have a small network with a MacOS X Server (10.9.4) with a mixture of Windows and Mac clients. The Windows machines are a mix of Windows 7 and 8, and a couple of the windows machines (one Windows 7, ...
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How to disable the Chrome notification bell menu bar icon in Mac OS X?

Last Chrome version in Mac OS X adds a bell icon on menu bar which I want to disable/make dissappear. The question is... How?
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Setup auto configuration to more intelligently resolve proxy on Mac

At work we're sitting behind a proxy which often causes a hindrance especially with command line tools etc. I'm rapidly losing track on HTTP_PROXY configuration entries in my localhost, as well as ...
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How can I reconfig synergy on mac after starting it as server by mistake?

I'm new to mac. I just installed synergy and run it as server by mistake. It automatically minimized and I cannot find it again. I tried to drag the app to trash and reinstall but it will start as the ...
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How can I make sure all my Mac's TCP traffic goes through a SOCKS5 proxy?

I have a SOCKS proxy with a port. How can I make my MAC use it? What settings do I change under network settings?
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Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?

I've had this happen once before recently on a different site, and I don't know what I did to fix it. Now my computer will not open any page on stackoverflow.com. When I try, I get the error message: ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac?

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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Enable retina options on VMware Workstation

How can I enable my virtual OS X to display the retina options? The display resolution goes up to 2560 x 1440, but I cannot get it to render as a retina display.