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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Alt[Option] key not working as meta when ssh a linux server from Mac

I use emacs on my Mac locally, I'm also using iTerm2 as the terminal tool. By setting the 'Preferences--> Profiles-->Keys--> Left option key acts as +Esc'. I can use the left alt key as meta if I ...
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How to tell from logs if a macbook was booted as “root”

I'm trying to interpret a brief log from "system.log". This is the entire log for that day/session. The scenario is my Macbook pro had a password-protected admin/login account. However, it appears ...
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Is there a way to make the Function keys act as standard keys with a Logitech K811 keyboard?

I changed the Fn key on my Macbook Pro to actually work in the reverse way (so, just hitting the F1 key actually sends the "Function 1" signal, rather than the brightness decrease signal when the Fn ...
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Possible to uninstall OS X apps without admin password?

I have a school issued MacBook Air with several apps installed. While they were downloaded from the App Store using my personal Apple ID, I need the administer password (which I don't have) in order ...
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OS X 10.10.2 Grey screen and progress bar at start-up normal?

Running OS X 10.10.2 and has for a long time had a grey screen at start-up which occasionally freezes but most of the time just starts up after a while. Is this normal? At last upgrade the process ...
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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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Trick OS X into thinking it has a Retina display?

I own a Wacom Cintiq 13' display/input device. It connects via HDMI to my Mac Pro and works nice so far, except that all the menus, buttons and controls in OS X are very tiny. A resolution of ...
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How do I mirror my display on an external monitor? [on hold]

I have a Macbook Pro (Late 2013) running OSX El Capitan. I'm trying to mirror the display on a LG M2035A. The monitor only accepts VGA input. So, I purchased a HDMI to VGA converter, to connect to the ...
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Can't use machine name to login using SSH anymore on OS X, how to fix?

from yesterday I have noticed that I can't connect via SSH to my OS X's SSH server anymore using the following command: User-MBP:~ user$ ssh user@user-mbp user is the user on the server, user-mbp is ...
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Is there a way to hide the title bar of applications?

Is there anyway to hide the title bar aside from fullscreen mode?
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Shell script to rsync or if not mounted - mount and rsync

This is what I've got so far: !/bin/sh Storage Folder Backup Defines mount point LOCALMOUNTPOINT="/Volumes/thisisanetworkshare" Checks for mount if mount | grep "on $LOCALMOUNTPOINT" > ...
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Disk space not freed after deleting files, unable to save things, unable to delete things, unable to update things

Recently my Macbook Air has been saying "The disk you are attempting to use is full. Removing files and emptying the Trash will free up additional space." I have deleted everything in the trash, ...
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can't drag photo from between events [on hold]

I can't drag a photo between events because my screen won't roll as I drag it. I command click each event, open one and begin to drag but the screen won't role to drop it in the other event
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Why is MDNSresponder Failing to Perform DNS Queries for Custom TLDs?

I'm on Yosemite 10.10 and continue to have some DNS problems post-reversion to mdnsresponder from discoveryutil. Use of tcpdump to monitor DNS requests indicates that a number of GUI applications ...
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Uninstall PHP on Mac Mountain Lion

I have installed PHP 5.4.40 on my Mac OS Mountain Lion, but need >=5.5.9 (for laravel/lumen-framework v5.1.0 installation), so i run installation with package installer, iMac-Dmitry:Projects dmitry$ ...
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Why does my Macbook Air get so hot when playing even a simple game?

Basically, even small games like Rogue Legacy, Battle World: Kronos, Magicka, Crusader Kings, etc. These are not graphic intensive games, yet the laptop reaches temperatures over 90 C. However, this ...
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How can I delete files in recovery mode using Terminal on my OS X main partition?

I need to delete a folder otherwise my mac won't boot. How can I do this in recovery mode or whatever it's called using Terminal commands?
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dark mode docker does not change to dark

hey guys may i know what what happened ? i have to tried several method to get this done however i still have no luck. as you can see the dock at below does not change to dark in dark mode
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Monitor ALL network traffic by app

so far I used nettop and/or the activity monitor to observe the traffic used by each app but I noticed just now, that there is a huge difference between the sum of the per app traffic and the traffic ...
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Is there a way to get access to ALL files on OS X from a guest account? (If I have the user and password for the admin account)

I don't want to get into why I need this so I'll just make it clear: I have the admin account password and I need to be able to access and modify any file from a guest account. Is there a way to do ...
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nfs mount fails from Finder though works from command line

Using Finder's Connect to Server... option with nfs://vers=4;nuc.local/mnt/tb I'm unable to mount my nfs server. However from the command line it works just fine. Ideally I want the MBP to boot and ...
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As a new Swift/Xcode user, I want to setup a Playground to fetch the battery status of my macbook

As a new Swift/Xcode user, I want to setup a Playground to fetch the battery status of my macbook. I have already tried the following: import Cocoa import IOKit import Foundation var blob = ...
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Why keyboard shortcut “ctrl + left” doesn't work?

I'm used to switch between my desktop spaces using ctrl + arrows. But ctrl + ← doesn't work while ctrl + → works fine. Here is my settings:
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What are your tips for finding a replacement battery for mac book pro? [on hold]

The battery on my mac book pro (late 2008) running OS X Yosemite needs to be replaced. The battery only holds half capacity. What are your tips for finding a good battery. What battery do you ...
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Ensuring network connections are 'synched' with Yosemite [on hold]

I am looking for commands relating to networking, maybe for Terminal. With windows there are commands to close ports, flush DNS and other important things. What are good Terminal commands for a ...
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Can I move applications downloaded from the App Store?

I have way too many applications and sadly sometimes I forget if I have an application for a particular purpose. So I thought I would like to organize /Applications into folders. For example "Audio, ...
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OS X unknown ghost text expansion automatically!

Edit: As @Alistair McMillan commented, I post the EtreCheck Result in gist. From yesterday, every time I type two characters "p" and "i" in serial, it will turn into "ssh pi@10.210.100.45", like ...
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2006 macbook give me flashing folder with question mark without disk

I am currently using a early 2006 macbook running on os x 10.5 and I am facing the flashing folder when turning it on. I have tried holding command & c and etc but nothing happens when I hold ...
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MacBook Air OS X [on hold]

I'm a person who has minecraft on their computer and plays it 24/7 . I have a YouTube channel so I can subscribe to people and I watch minecraft videos. So I went to download one from safari. It's ...
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Macbook Pro - Hacked [on hold]

My Macbook Pro has been hacked and I can't even gain access to anything. It appears that there is a super Drive disk that is activated. Its connection is ATAPI WITH AN INTERNAL CONNECTION. They are ...
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Broken fusion drive - SSD size is 0B and 'No CoreStorage logical volume groups found'

Some context first: I have late 2012 iMac 27" with 1TB fusion drive. Some time ago, for whatever reason, the SSD drive became visible in Disk Utility. I happily used the drive for Yosemite and ...
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A Macbook was stolen and returned: How can I detect the changes that were made on the OS?

My Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite and a Windows 7 Bootcamp was stolen a month ago when I left it sitting in Frankfurt airport. I had used FindMyiPhone to add a lock and wipe it but it never came ...
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How to allow my Mac OS X 10.10.4 to download from sourceforge.net?

I'm trying to install QUCS(Quite Universal Circuit Simulator) to my Macbook. Following link, http://qucs.sourceforge.net/build.html , I used Homebrew and follow the instructions in the section, Build ...
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Applications With the Ability to Assign single letter shortcuts

What applications are there that have the ability to assign single letter shortcuts? I wish to create a workflow that implements this kind of idea, A file explorer that focuses on single letter ...
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Weird LCD / Boot problems on my MacBook Pro Late 2011

My Mac is a MacBook Pro Late 2011 model with the 15 inch screen. It began all with me, connecting my Nexus 5 to the Macbook. I imported some videos with iTunes (yes, iTunes popped up automatically ...
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How to undo a $PATH variable change? [duplicate]

Is it possible to undo a change to the $PATH variable on OS X Yosemite? I was trying to add to the $PATH and accidentally changed the entire thing to one path. I just need to know if I can undo this ...
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How to get Mac Mail to show different Gmail addresses in the reply to field?

I have a primary gmail account: me@gmail My employer set up email that forwards to gmail as a different identity: me@mtk.org Me@gmail downloads to my Mail inbox on Mac. I can reply to messages sent ...
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Switch spaces on secondary monitor without switching primary monitor

Kind of hard to describe. Using a mac with two monitors. I use a lot of terminal windows at work (4 on my left monitor, main desktop screen", and 4 on my right monitor but on the secondary "desktop ...
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Mac graphical glitch, UI replaced with gradients?

I'm currently running on a Mac Mini (2014 Model) and recently although rare I have been experiencing some strange graphical glitches, it seems to replace parts of my UI and whenever I open an ...
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Unable to build ios on ionic framework [on hold]

ERROR building one of the platforms: Error: /Users/rakesh.kb/HelloWorld/platforms/ios/cordova/build: Command failed with exit code 2 You may not have the required environment or OS to build this ...
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Safari on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 CPU problem

Since a couple of days I have problems with the CPU usage of my Safari installation. It runs on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (MacBook Pro 13" from 2011). To reproduce it I only have to open one empty tab ...
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mid-2009 macbook pro - erased. Now “Mac OS X cannot start up from this disk”. (and cannot install to this disk!)

I have a mid-2009 macbook pro, and the original 10.6.8 installer DVD that it came with. I booted up in recovery mode, and erased the HD (whether or not that was a good idea). My intention was to get ...
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Old password not being accepted when attempting to change password

I was trying to change my password from System Preferences on my MacBook Pro. I followed the procedure by filling in the old password along with the new one. However, I am informed that the old ...
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Uninstall Windows Virtual PC

I was looking for Parallels in DreamSpark earlier on today and thought I would install 'Windows Virtual PC' since I found it. The only issue is I have installed it on Yosemite (2015 MBP) and Finder ...
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iOS / OSX Wifi captive portal, login Done issue

For some days I have been building a Wifi captive hotspot, from scratch. My question concerns Apple. It is working 90%: when I join my Wifi hotspot, the device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) displays a 'fake ...
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Recent mac-convert [on hold]

I have just bought a macbook pro (I've always been a windows user) and I would like to know tips for fast adaptation to the macOS. Are there any relevant configurations that I should customise in ...
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How can I show text labels on buttons globally?

How do I display text in addition to icons in toolbar buttons? For example, I find some of the icons in the Preview app to be quite unintuitive. Is there a way to set this globally across all ...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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Count of windows with AppleScript on every desktop

I would like to get the count of the windows on every desktop. With the following code I get only the count on the current desktop. tell application "System Events" set allApplications to (name of ...