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". it is be replaced by macOS to match its the format of watchOS, tvOS, and ios.

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Cannot boot into successful winclone restored windows

I restored a winclone image containing Windows 10 to a new partition on my machine. Everything went well, but after the process completed, I was not able to boot into the restored Windows. If I select ...
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MacBook Pro Hardware & Software Issues under warranty

I have a MacBook Pro(13-inch Retina display), bought on 27 November 2015, from Bangalore India. Last Monday it got some booting problem, and I was not able to go forward from the boot screen, always ...
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How to make automator app use a specific folder as input

I have a number of processes that I need a Mac Mini to run with no input. One of these tasks is to take ingested video files, rename them and transfer them to another location. The app I am using ...
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Is there perf profiler tool for Mac to trace all page faults?

I'm looking to install perf which is a kernel profiling tool for Linux. Basically I'm trying to trace all page faults, so I run equivalent of: sudo perf record -e page-faults -ag Is it possible to ...
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Sending commands from TextWrangler to the terminal

I want to send commands from TextWrangler to the terminal. Even if I found this, I don't understand how that works since I'm brand new to Unix and running Applescripts. tell application "...
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MacBook Pro 2009, can't format/fresh install

So, i'm in a (bit of) a pinch. I was doing a format/fresh install of MacOS on my old 13-inch 2009 MacBook Pro going through OS X Utility and Reinstall OS X. Unfortunately when i do enter my Apple ...
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How does OS X connect to other computers on the LAN?

I am behind a router, with some windows users, and I noticed that their computers show up in my finder, under shared. I never closely examined this feature, but today I decided to connect as my user ...
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Force finder to “refresh” an icon

Sometimes, newly-copied apps (though a bash script) end up retaining the "circle with strike-through" on top of their icon, even after running them. Restarting the system fixes this issue. Is there ...
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Multiple or duplicate cursors

I'm seeing a problem where I have multiple mouse cursors on certain parts of my screen or screen configurations. I've searched bug reports and haven't seen any mention of something similar, so I'm ...
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How to force a kext to load in safe mode?

Many kexts are prevented from loading in safe mode, e.g. the msdos.kext. I would like to explore which one was problematic by loading them one-by-one yet can't get them to load: kextutil complains ...
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Removing all unwanted dependencies after uninstalling a package

To give some context, I am currently installing Wine, and I see that it is installing a lot of dependencies. Wine has instructions on their website on how to uninstall Wine, but I don't think this ...
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Heating problm of iphone 5s. [on hold]

My iphone 5s is gettng heat while charging n charger too. Sometimes my battery finish quickly. Tel me what shud i do..??
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Setting up AppleRaid Mirror + CoreStorage Encryption

I'm on a Mac Mini Server 2011, which has two 500GB disks. I'm trying to set up a AppleRaid Mirror with Core Storage encryption. I boot the machine through an OS X Installation USB PEN. Going to ...
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How do I set an animated desktop background without OnyX?

In OnyX, there is a setting in Parameters > General > Animated desktop background: where animated wallpapers can be set. While this doesn't seem to work very seamlessly (moving between spaces displays ...
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Will my Triple-Boot still be working with MacOS Sierra? [on hold]

Here's my scenario: My iMac 27" late 2012 has 2 internal HDDs. On the first I have the following partitions: EFI partition w/ rEFInd (EFI) OS X partition (HFS+ that will become Apple FS) Another ...
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Why is Bootcamp showing Win 7 system data instead of my Win 8.1 install when accessed in OS X 10.11.5?

Recently rebuilt my late 2013 iMac 27" hard drive after bad RAM corrupted it. It now has a fresh install of OS X 10.11.5, as well as a new Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 Pro. Despite having ...
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Bluetooth Speaker Problem with Macbook Pro 15 Miid 2010

I have a very weird problem with bluetooth in my macbook pro 15 mid 2010 running OSX yosemite 10.9.5. I have established connection with my bluetooth speaker but the internal speaker still have sound ...
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What exactly does this “palm tree” icon under “Recent” in iPhoto (9.6.1) represent? Is there a way to disable it?

I’m sorting through photos in iPhoto (version 9.6.1) on my Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) machine and just noticed this odd “palm tree” icon listed under “Recent” and utterly have no idea what it ...
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removing duplicate user in profile manager

I am using server app, mac mini and el capitan os. I am trying to add a user on server. There was one user already added as local user and was assigned to a group. I deleted him from macserver and re-...
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device enrolling via profile manager - vpp not enrolled

I am novice to Mac/Profile Manager and using apple mini, profile manager, OS X El Capitan. We have ipad users spread at various geographical location some are as far as 450km away. I enrolled a new ...
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Debounce mechanical keyboard in OS X

My work has me back on a Mac. I am using my mechanical keyboard (USB, Cherry blue switches, not that that's important) with OS X. The problem though, is that i get relatively frequent "bouncing" or ...
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Set mailbox category in Mail.app

I have several accounts in Mail.app, and most have the junk mailbox under Mail.app's Junk category. However, there is one account that has its own junk mailbox named Junk E-mail, and it is not placed ...
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Wifi connection but no internet

I have joined my home WiFi network and I don't get Internet through it anymore. Phones and other computers have no issues, others who were here haven't changed anything or noticed any difference. I ...
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Clean Install of OS X El Capitan with USB Stick Made Prior to 2/14/2016 - No Error

I just completed a clean install of OS X El Capitan with a USB stick made prior to February 14, 2016 but did not get the error message that the "This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application ...
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CVE-2016-4631 and Older Devices

tldr; How far back does the TIFF exploit affect iOS and OS X legacy versions? I've found conflicting information regarding how far back the recently reported image exploit can affect both iOS and OS ...
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How to create a new folder in a HD [duplicate]

I have an old HD with a lot of folders, created in Windows. Now that I have a Mac, I'd like to create new folders in this HD. In Finder, I can view and open the folders and files that was already ...
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Scripting the Disabling of Network Logins Mac OS X

I am attempting to add the ability disable the network login ability on our Macs (running 10.10.5) to my post-image script. That’s System Preferences --> Users & Groups --> Login Options --> ...
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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Can't log in after AD Username Change

We currently are updating all our Active Directory usernames from the old format (FirstnameLastinitial) to a new format (FirstnameLastname). So far, the Windows side of these changes have been working ...
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Can an iMac connected via Ethernet to an AirPort Extreme participate in the Wireless network?

I have a home network made up of an AirPort Extreme and an AirPort Express that is set to extend the network. Currently, my iMac is connected wirelessly but I have the option to connect it via ...
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A blue frame around account's icon on login screen in OS X El Capitan

I locked my MacBook to clean the keyboard. While cleaning I pressed a number of keys in a random way while the system was displaying the login screen. At a certain point I noticed a light-blue double ...
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Completely disable QuickLookSatellite

Is there a way to completely disable QuickLookSatellite on El Capitan? I have already disabled previews from the Finder but I keep getting the Console filled with errors like this: 21/07/16 15:53:18,...
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How to activate System Text-Replacement for Atom?

Related question I have configured some text replacements in my local machine, via Preferences > Keyboard > Text, including a lot of code shortcuts, including shortcuts for my own developed ...
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App (or OSX) changing Accessibility setting by itself

Dropbox requests (though doesn't seem to require, i.e. it runs without) accessibility/control computer permission (under Security -> Privacy). Removing permission manually (requiring admin password), ...
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How to reset file icons associated with default program on El Capitan

I've uninstalled my former default text editor which I used for many different file formats. Unfortunately the associated icons are not removed automatically. As a result, several file types still use ...
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Where to get El Captain? [duplicate]

My MacBook doesn't have OS X installed, however I want to install one on VirtualBox. Where to get an installation image? As I don't use OS X, I have no Mac App Store.
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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Cannot restore OS X beta in Foreign Country [on hold]

I have just updated to macos beta 3 and I get the loop - you cannot login. You reinstall the beta and it works - well it did yesterday. I installed the update today and it causes the same problem - ...
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Logging in using network credentials OS X 10.11

I have setup an ldap server on my synology nas and about 6 months ago had it working perfectly but ended up not using it. I am trying to use it again but without success. My mac is bound to the ...
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Prevent agent from being unloaded [on hold]

I am developing an agent for OS X. The reason I chose an agent not a daemon is that I want to access GUI. One important requirement is: the user should not be able to remove it. However, it seems user ...
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“this item is temporarily unavailable” OSX Lion Reinstall

So I woke up today with all of my permissions gone today, my Mac Pro 1,1 with OSX Lion booted into a System Administrator mode. Here is a picture of what is happening So I decided to reinstall OSX by ...
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echo command works fine at terminal but not from shell script

#!/bin/bash # the echo command below work fine when copy pasted into terminal # but behaves differently when run from sh script echo "starting and running from script file" echo ">...
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How can Disk Drill say it has recovered 2.4 TB of files when the HDD is only 2 TB?

I had a serious failure on a 2TB external HDD this week. Yosemite says the drive is "not readable by this computer." Oh well, it happens to all HDDs sooner or later. Even though the contents could ...
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Terminal command to only show open apps?

I just got a new Mac, and something I'd like to do is make it such that only apps that are running show in the dock. I found this article, which had the terminal command- defaults write com.apple....
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What programs are run when in safe mode and waking up from sleep?

I have been having some terrible issues with my MacBook Pro Retina in that it randomly shuts down within 5 minutes of booting up. I seem to have isolated a problem free environment to safe mode ...
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How can I cd to an alias directory in the Mac OSX terminal without creating symbolic link [duplicate]

I used to be able to cd into aliases with my Mac. Today I was messing around with ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile to make PostgreSQL work. After I restarted my computer it stopped cd'ing to aliases and ...
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OS upgrade and installed apps

I have a spare notebook on which Yosemite is installed. Since nothing installed on it so I want to update to El Capitan. I am a developer so had to install tools like brew php fit etc. If I upgrade OS ...
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Is Trash a safe storage for files?

Are files moved to Trash do stay there until it is explicitly manually emptied? My maintenance script automatically moves certain files to Trash, and I'd like to be sure I can recover them if ...
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Can't increase Mac OSX bash shell history length

I set bash_profile some time ago to have more than 500 line length but seems system can't catch this. Do you know why? > nano -w ~/.bash_profile export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=...
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Move all app windows to another work space in El Capitan

On my home machine (which is still on Mavericks) I can load mission control and move multiple windows from a single app by dragging the app icon (instead of the individual windows) to another work ...