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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Can I install and run Safari 8 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

I'm a developer supporting Safari 8 and 9 and would like to be able to run both on the same machine. I assume Safari 9 won't run on Yosemite. Is there a way to install Safari 8 on El Capitan?
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folder modified before it existed

I did a complete reinstall of OS X El Capitan last week-deleted the old Macintosh HD and installed OSX. Upon checking some hidden folders, I noticed that some files have Date Modified and Created ...
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Google Chrome on OSX will not open .desktop files created in Ubuntu

I have recently collected & saved a large volume of internet links on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I wish to share with my other computer that runs OSX, but have come to realize that Google Chrome ...
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setup youtube-dl destination to ~/Downloads

How do I setup youtube-dl to default download to ~/Downloads instead of the home folder?
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Can't eject usb hard drive after using Parallels

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) 2,7 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB OS X El-Capitan External hard drive contains virtual machine (Win7) and some media ...
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Unable to Run Update From 10.7 Lion to 10.11 El Capitan

I recently reinstalled OS X, which with my MacBook Pro (2012 Model) meant that it grabbed Lion from internet recovery. It successfully installed, and I installed some updates, but when it comes to ...
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NTFS appears every time [on hold]

Every time I boot my Mac, an "NTFS for Mac OS X" window appears. In the settings I can't change this. Any solution?
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Changing the Finder icon for an external disk formatted as ExFat?

I used this web page recipe - Create Your Own Custom Icons in OS X 10.7.5 or Later - for creating a .icns icon set containing a set of icons for an external disk that has been formatted with the ExFat ...
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OS X partially freezes

I have a 27-inch, late 2012 iMac. After I upgraded to El Capitan the user interface (UI) partially freezes at apparently random moments. Parts of the UI continue to work (e.g., I can close ...
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Can't connect to Samba Share on Linux File Server

I have a File Server (Linux, Mint) running Samba which allows Windows machines on the network to connect as a Guest and read / write files to the shared folder. I have a Mac book running El Capitan. ...
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Attach file to Outlook 2016 email using AppleScript

I am attempting to attach a tar.gz archive of system logs to an Outlook 2016 email that gets created from another shell script. The script was modified from this one at JAMF Nation. Because the file ...
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Does Photos make its own copy of the photos that are imported to it?

I have just migrated to OS X and have a lot of photos to import from my previous machine. The photos are already organised in a directory structure that I'm very happy with (i.e. 2016-05-04 Glasgow ...
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Prevent firewall to turn off by itself [on hold]

I noticed that the Application Firewall turns off by itself, probably every time I restart. I know that the firewall is turned off by default but I thought once changed it stays on, any idea of what ...
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Unable to boot to OS X [on hold]

I installed Windows on my Mac using Boot Camp Assistant. I used Windows for a while now. Now when I'm trying to switch to OS X the MacBook shuts down after showing the Apple symbol and progress bar ...
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£# key binding changed after El Capitan update

I have a Macbook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) running OS X El Capitan. Prior to upgrading to 10.11.4 pressing SHIFT + 3 returned the £ (pound) sign and alt + 3 returned the # (hash) key. Since upgrading ...
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How to search Mac for files that begin or end with a space “ ” or period “.”

I just need to know how to search (within Finder vs Terminal, if possible) for all file names within a specific folder, which begin or end with a space or a period. For example: " file.jpg" (begins ...
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How can I backup Outlook for Mac email database securely and also retrieve it whenever I want to?

I am in search of a backup solution for Outlook 2011 for mac as i have constantly last emails and its attachments due to unexpected errors. For your information i have tried archiving the mails but ...
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Does FileVault 2 also encrypt my free disk space?

Does FileVault 2 encrypt my free disk space as well as the deleted files that may linger on there? I ask this because I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to sell it but I'm not sure how to securely ...
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How to make an AppleScript app open another one?

The title says it all. What would be the line of code to open a specific app created in AppleScript? tell application "userappname" to open/launch/what? What would be the last piece of the code? ...
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Is it possible to use an older Canon Scanner with OS 10.11 El Capitan?

My Canon LIDE 600F scanner is old but still worked very well. When I upgraded to OS 10.11 my computer no longer recognized the scanner. Canon has officially stated that they are not making new drivers ...
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Server Management tool for mac works with mikrotik

We have an mikrotik router in our network and I want to have more monitoring control over the bandwidth usage, which device use the most bandwidth and early spot anomalies. I found sth like this on ...
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My IDE runs tests slower when in a different workspace

I am developing a server-side application using Java and OSX and quite often I have to run a rather large test suite to make sure everything is alright. I am using IntelliJ IDEA (Java-based IDE). ...
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Is there a way to move active spaces between monitors with the keyboard?

I couldn't find this question being asked before, so that why I'm wondering ... is there a way we can move spaces from monitor to monitor, much like spectacle can move windows from monitor to monitor? ...
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How to remove the last character of a string if I know what the character is in AppleScript?

So basically I was messing around with AppleScript and created a variable based on the app's path and it always has a forward slash at the end that I don't want. See my other question for more info. ...
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Keyboard/touchpad no longer works in OS X. Works fine in Linux. 13" early 2015

I have a strange issue with my early 2015 13" Macbook pro. The keyboard and touchpad no longer works during boot or in OS X. I can't, for example, use the internal keyboard to boot from USB, but have ...
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What are some good ways to close an app without using your mouse/trackpad?

I have an app that would fail once in a while, and I need to restart it if it doesn't works as expected. I can use Spotlight to start it after closing it. But how do I close it quickly using ...
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How do I import my OSX Keyboard Shortcuts?

After a clean OS install, is there any way to recover my OS Keyboard Shortcuts from a backup of my previous User folder? Is is somewhere in Library/Preferences? I tried copying ...
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AppleScript without showing what program it opened and edited

I wrote an AppleScript that goes into System Preferences and clicks on some of the buttons. I does that by literally opening System Preferences and clicking UI Elements. I'm wondering, is it possible ...
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TrueCrypt OSXFUSE error

I am quite late in stopping the use of TrueCrypt. In the meantime I wanted to open my encrypted files in order to move everything to another app. But this time I tried to open and I got this alert: ...
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Mac screen name turns black instead of white

For the last few weeks, when I turn on my Macbook Pro my name shows up in black instead of white but when I sleep my laptop it turns out white. It's only when I shut my mac down and turn it back on ...
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Move focus to next window but to windows on a non-visible space. Is this possible?

Normally when you activate Move focus to next window it only works on the visible spaces. Is there a way this can move to a non-visible space that has that application window open? I know you can ...
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Printing presenter notes in Keynote

I've found an answer to how to print presenter notes only in Keynote and it was somebody who'd written a program to do this: global presenterNotes tell application "Keynote" activate open ...
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Unable to delete .Mobilebackups.trash folder

I've am trying to delete the .Mobilebackups.trash folder on OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) by following these steps: sudo mv /.MobileBackups.trash ~/Desktop/MobileBackupsTrash dragging MobileBackupsTrash to ...
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How to create a Mac OS X Yosemite dmg bootable Installer Version?

I have a Mac OS X Yosemite downloaded file like this: Like I see, it must have a Yosemite.app file in it, so why doesn't this have the file? This is truly from an Official Apple Website. It just ...
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Where does launchpad store folder information? (database, etc?)

So i've been searching around and trying to figure this out but can't seem to. I know that the launchpad SQLite db is stored at ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/some-uuid.db (ref), but as best I ...
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problem with installing Network Storage drivers

i have a problem with accessing to my iomega-ix2 network storage. when i read the manual, i found that i have to download and install certain files (download link is in the bottom) so when i download ...
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get radio buttons in System Preferences

I am trying to click at radio buttons in Displays panel of System Prefernces. This is the code I use to identify radio buttons: tell application "System Preferences" activate reveal anchor ...
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Safari caches old pages?

I have been having this problem probably ever since I bought my iMac. The Safari browser exhibits weird behaviour when I often navigate to a certain webpage. I do a lot of website development so ...
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How to make an AppleScript app locate itself?

I've been messing around with this cool AppleScript scripting language and I have yet another question. How to make an AppleScript app locate itself?Like something like this (that obviously doesn't ...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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change screen resolution with AppleScript

How can I change change screen resolution using AppleScript? If AppleScript can't do it, what about Terminal? I tried with examples at How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina ...
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HFS+ Partition of Mac OSX is not recognized in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I installed triple systems (Mac, Windows, Linux) on my Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 with rEFInd boot loader. Hfs+ partition used to be visible in Windows 8.1 Bootcamp. But after updating to Windows ...
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Bind SSL certificate to local port for Mono/OWIN

I have a local http service application running on OSX (hosted through Mono/OWIN) that I want to access on https instead. The service itself is easily configured to require https, but the local bit ...
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OS X : Terminal command to turn ON/OFF SSH server

I know how to turn on SSH server from System preferences :- (System preferences -> Sharing -> Remote Login ) Now I am looking for a terminal command for the same. By knowing it I can use the ...
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How to clean install OSX without formatting drive?

What's the best way to clean install (not upgrade) OSX (from 10.10 to 10.11) without formatting my drive? This is a MBPr with a 1TB internal, where I have 700GB of media that I would like to leave on ...
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Nsurl error domain (1012) subscribing MDM Server

I'm trying to manage iPads with an own MDM-server. I configured the ProfileManagement but it doesn't work (anymore).. I always get an Nsurl error domain 2012 when trying to prepare the iPad (on the ...
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Adding text to a png with OS X bash but without third-party installed? [duplicate]

$ convert -bash: convert: command not found $ gm -bash: gm: command not found Is it possible to make an OS X El Capitan bash script to add text to an image (a png), without installing ...
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Automator Services to transform text to Upper, Lower, and Sentence Case

What's the appropriate code to create Automator Services to transform the selected text to: Lower case Upper case Sentence case For Upper case this answer doesn't seem to work. I get this error: ...
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OS X El Capitan: Connected to Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot but won't connect to the internet

I recently updated to El Capitan. But now when connection is established with my college's Wi-Fi network I am unable to use internet. Same goes for Personal Hotspots. Everything was working fine in ...
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getting a color value of a specific point on screen

How can I get a color of a specific point on screen with Apple Script? I would give the point in pixels such as {120,400}. Should I use an external app and "tell" it to find color value of some point ...