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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How to use find and replace to replace a character with new line

I have a document, I wants to use the find and replace to convert any period(.) into a new line. I can't seems to of that, in Microsoft word you can input ^p into the replace field. But how do you do ...
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Macbook Air SMC reset

I am trying to reset SMC, but I am not sure whether could I manage or not. I pressed shift + option + control (left side) and power button at the same time but the indicator light didn't change and ...
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If I symlink an iCloud folder to my OS X drive, will the files only be accessible while I'm online?

I was thinking of moving my documents folder to iCloud then just creating a symlink to them on my computer (is this a bad idea in the first place, is there a more elegant solution?) However I would ...
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How to remap a single key in Language Input

I am pretty new to Macs and these days I've been experiencing the whole frustration that comes when switching from Windows to Mac.. All my favourite shortcuts are so different or non-existent an so ...
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Open Preference Pane from command line on El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11)

I'm trying to open Preference Pane from command. However, when I invoke open /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Dock.prefPane as in How do you access network preferences from the Terminal?, I get Finder ...
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How to create a FAT16 partition on an SD card with OS X El Capitan?

I want to prepare an SD card for use in an old camera using CHDK. The card needs to be FAT16 formatted. This doesn’t work from Terminal anymore, maybe already for years. Disk Utility provides ''FAT'', ...
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In different programs the same size on “Actual” size shown differently, Bug?

Retina-MBP I create new files in Pixelmator and Adobe Illustrator. Both files are of 100x100 pixels size. The resolution in Pixelmator is set 300, the resolution of export raster in Illustrator set ...
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Why Retina screenshots are twice as large as chosen area?

This is a known issue, but I do not understand why the screenshot taken on my retina-MBP always has doubled size as compared to area chosen for screenshot: If I choose 100x100 (as OS shows - of what? ...
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Sudoers file plist

Using OSX server profiles to configure our fleet of Active Directory connected Macbooks. When our laptops are not connected to the internal network (or via VPN), their AD group membership is lost. ...
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How can I manually disable secure input?

Since upgrading to 10.11 I've noticed that Secure Input regularly fails to disable itself when I wake my Mac from sleep and type my password in. I know this because TextExpander starts telling me that ...
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Separate Downloads folder on SD Card

I will separate my Downloads Folder on a permanently installed SD Card in my MacBook Pro. Is this possible?
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How to add an CA to the default TrustStore in OSX and iOS

Recently, I want to capture the ingress package in iOS, after I installed p12 using Safari. It shows can't establish secure link. However after I add NSAppTransportSecurity/NSAllowsArbitraryLoads = ...
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A new ExFAT partition prevents bootcamp from starting windows

I'm trying to create a shared partition that I can use from both Windows and OS X. I made a new partition, but if I make it FAT or ExFAT Windows does not start. I get Error code: 0xc000000e. I assume ...
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Regular Kernel Panics 10.11.3: com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall

I am experiencing new regular kernel panics on a Mid-2012 13” MacBook Pro. I’m not using any new 3rd party software and the hardware setup hasn’t changed. I tried uninstalling iShowU Audio Capture ...
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Security & Privacy — unlocking padlock doesn't enable settings

I can open the padlock in Security & Privacy fine, but the settings are still impossible to edit. I am an administrator user so I should be able to edit these settings. How can I gain access to ...
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Scanner not recognised on Epson Printer after El Capitan update

I've noticed that the scanner option has disappeared from the System Preferences (Printers & Scanners) control for the Epson AL CX21NF. I've tried installing the drivers from here and also using ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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is a directory error in bash script

I have very limited knowledge of bash scripting, and I haven't been able to figure out what I'm doing wrong. So I apologize if there's an extremely simple solution that I've overlooked. I'm trying to ...
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How to access the DNS cache in OSX El Capitan?

I am trying to get a visual of the DNS cache (IMHO this should be extremely easy but somehow I cannot get it in El Capitan). I have tried things like: dscacheutil -cachedump which some reason returns ...
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After installing SSD

I replaced my internal drive in my macbook pro 2010 with a new SSD. I started the machine, then pressed alt/option to access Recovery Mode in order to use Disk Utility. So, I opened Disk Utility and ...
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How to interpret this?[On running gcc --version] [duplicate]

When I run gcc --version I get Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM version 7.0.2 (clang-700.1.81) Target: ...
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Can't UsePrivilegeSeparation sandbox with Homebrew sshd

With OSX 10.9.5, and using the latest Homebrew OpenSSH, which at time of writing is OpenSSH_7.1p2/OpenSSL 1.0.2f, I must set the following in /usr/local/etc/ssh/sshd_config: UsePrivilegeSeparation ...
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Whats the best way to upgrade the default compiler on El Capitan? [on hold]

Looking for the best and recommended way to install latest the GCC compiler alongside the default C++ compiler that comes with Xcode on Mac OS X El Capitan.
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iTunes sync “beep” loop iPhone and mac

About half the time i plug in my iPhone 6 to my MBP2015 15" to sync and they get stuck in a loop: the phone will beep to indicate the start of a sync, and the screen flashes, then 1 second later it ...
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How to copy-paste in Finder when there's no right-click space?

I'd be very surprised if this doesn't trouble anyone else. Sometimes I want to paste a copied file in a Finder window, but there is just no "empty" space for me to right-click on and hit 'Paste ...
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Can I view history of recently connected USB devices in OS X?

Is it possible via the Terminal in OS X to show a history of recently connected USB devices. For example I want to know the specified ID of the MP3 Sony Walkman which I plugged into my MacBook Pro two ...
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How do I remap ⌘+delete only in Google Chrome in El Capitan?

Command + delete deletes to the beginning of the line and for some reason I can't get used to this (I expect it to act like Option + Delete and delete only the last word). I want to remap this only in ...
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CmdVees: active development? linux version? [on hold]

Is CmdVees currently under active development? Is there a linux version? System 1: 2014 Mac air System 2: Dell inspiron i7 Bob Vosatka rjvnyc@gmail.com
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Repair file damages on external disk, MAC_OS [on hold]

I opened a file .ods with OPEN OFFICE from my external disk and after 2 minutes, my mac fall sleep and when i reactive the system, openoffice window dissapears and on my external disk, file's size ...
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Shortcut MacOS to go to the beginning of a document

Specifically as an example, I have a pdf document with 1000 pages and I'm in the page number 400 .. I want have a shortcut to move to the page number 1 and the page number 1000 ... Is there any ...
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How can I get DNS resolution on-line and offline for virtual machine and local app using dnsmasq or similar

I have read all the answers I can find about setting up dnsmasq as a local DNS server for development. But I can't make it work for my case. Most out there want 127.0.0.1 to be resolved for names in ...
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How do I get Terminal to stop forgetting history in 10.11

The current version of Terminal seems to have restructured history into a session based history management. For example, each tab has its own history on exits of Terminal and starting up Terminal ...
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osx cancel startup applications from login window

I am positive there is some official Apple documentation and link for a list of different keys one can press during the login window (not the startup) that will do some different action. In particular ...
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Printer will not print, status: “Hold for Authentication”

Used to be able to print like a charm. It's a network printer. Now all I get is: When checking the system log all it says is: 09/02/16 12:24:41,669 NetAuthSysAgent[42720]: ...
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A process called sdmd is using huge amounts of resources…!?

There's a process called sdmd running which reads gigabyte after gigabyte from disk and is slowing my computer to a crawl. What is that, and how can I get rid of it?
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Upgrading OSX in my old MacBook

I have a Macbook, model Identifier: MacBook 4,1 - processor Intel Core 2 Duo; processor speed: 2.4 GHz; memory 6gb; hardware UUID: 91EE2130-1059-5A07-A0B4-2CBC928A80A4, running OSX 10.6.8 Chrome is ...
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How many CPU cores should be in my MacBook Air? [duplicate]

It looks like something's seriously wrong... My Air should have 4 cores. However, I saw that the number of cores has sunk to 2 when I was going to make a new virtual machine... I checked out what ...
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How to differentiate between Terminal scripted launch and manual launch for .bash_profile settings

I have some .bash_profile settings that restore my last working directory every time I log in to my shell. However, I also use a program that opens a terminal window in the current directory open in ...
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How to change icon of an app through Terminal

I want to customize my app icons, but there's a lot of them, and I don't want to be tedious and go through the whole Get Info process over and over again. Is there any way to write a program, ...
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How to configure Dragon Dictate so that it does not scan files upon opening?

When I open a text file with TextEdit, Dragon Dictate scan the file: It often ends up being unresponsive if the file is large. How to configure Dragon Dictate so that it does not scan files upon ...
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Safari 8.0 - 9.0 100% Cpu usage OSX 10.11.3 might be related to bookmarks / favorites

I'm experiencing very weird issue as far I remember from Yosemite up to latest El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21) and Safari Version 9.0.3 (11601.4.4) Actually it's started to become more annoying with time. ...
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Macro returns error on Excel for OS X [on hold]

I have a project that I did on MS Excel for Windows and works great, but when I run it on a Mac with Excel 2016 it gives me an error on the following line: If Database.Cells(j, 3).Value >= ...
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Why does recovery mode keep failing to install OS X on a new hard drive?

I had a hard drive die in my Macbook Pro (from ~2012) and I replaced it. I booted into recovery mode and tried to install an OS on the new SSD, but it keeps hanging at "installing additional ...
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Can I remove admin rights from an OS X account without using the command line?

I gave my everyday OS X user account admin rights whilst trying to get a code project working. I now no longer need admin rights. However, when I log in using either my everyday account or my admin ...
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VLC keeps freezing on Mac OS X El Capitan

I have the latest versions for both El Capitan and VLC, however, ever since I've upgraded to El Capitan, VLC keeps freezing during playback. Generally to solve this: I have to pause, exit fullscreen, ...
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Create EFI partition on external HDD for rEFInd

How can I install Ubuntu and Windows onto my external HDD which already has OS X installed on it? I want to install it using rEFInd boot manager. If I can create an EFI partition for my drive then I ...
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OS X and apps keep forgetting saved credentials and login status

The past couple of weeks, several apps have forgotten stored credentials a number of times: Google and iCloud account configured on the Macbook (have had to verify my Google account using 2-step ...
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glui.h not found

I installed glui using homebrew $ brew info glui glui: stable 2.36 C++ user interface library http://glui.sourceforge.net/ /usr/local/Cellar/glui/2.36 (3 files, 594K) * Built from source From: ...
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How to re-order accounts in Mail.app (El Capitan)

Since I upgraded to El Capitan the Mail.app was upgraded also (to version 9.2) and the ability to re-order accounts was disappeared. Now I cannot move accounts in the preferences. Who knows is there ...
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A security update locked OSX.GenieoDropper.A

I need to launch an app but OSX recognise it as a malware. While launching this app, OSX says "app will damage this computer. You should eject this disk image. It contain OSX.GenieoDropper.A". ...