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 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 the problem is that if I make it FAT or ExFAT I can't start Windows. I get Error code: ...
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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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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 just installed my new SSD which is empty. After I powered my computer, I get the grey folder and the question mark screen blinking. So how do I get to the boot manager screen so that I can use my ...
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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

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". ...
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How to install Tor from source on OS X

Need to install tor on Mac. Downloaded tor.tar.gz file from torprogect.org. Tor version is 0.2.7.6. Os X 10.11.3. On torproject.org said that it has to be configure with: ./configure && make ...
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Repair an exFAT drive on Mac OS X after it's been improperly disconnected

Very often an exFAT external disk stops appearing in OS X. It doesn't appear in Disk Utility, Finder, diskutil list or About this Mac/System Report/USB. The only way I have found to fix it is to boot ...
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Symlinking iBooks directory breaks the library. Where did I go wrong?

So I'm trying some superuser-foo, and I want to store my iBooks library outside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books I copied the library and the books to an ...
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cpu is 100% used, yet no application shows significant usage

Since a few days my IMac started showing weird behaviour. In Activity Monitor it shows that my CPU is 100% used. Literally 0% idle, but there are no Applications using anywhere near this much ...
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Lost groups in Contacts after updating to El Capitan

I updated to OS X El Capitan and lost all my groups in contacts. I have been on the phone with Apple Support for 3 hours and can't restore the list of groups in my contacts. Can anyone help?
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How to connect to a specific AirPort device?

I recently setup a new AirPort extreme to extend my Base Station. When I go into Airport Utility, the devices sitting right next to the Airport Extreme are connected to the base station. How can I ...
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How to set proxy on OS X Terminal permanently?

For every new session in OS X terminal, I have to make my proxy settings again. Is there a way to make these proxy settings once for all?
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MacBook Pro won't boot. Ideas?

MacBook Pro won't boot. Getting various grey screens. When try to do straight boot, get flashing folder. Other things not working: OS X recovery, start up manager, single user mode, verbose mode, ...
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Lose internet intermittently on my Mac

I have a Mac which I was given by the company I work for. When I'm home I very frequently lose my internet connection meaning that I can only ping my router but nothing else in outside world. I ...
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Re-set up iMessages?

I need help re-setting up iMessages. I think I entered the wrong ID because now I can't get in. It keeps telling me the Id or password is wrong, but I can't enter a new ID, just a new password. How ...
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Allow port arbitrary port (such as 5432) open on El Capitan.

I'm running vagrant and successfully port forwarding from there. My issue is that some ports are not running. I know vagrant is working because I can successfully forward port 80, but cannot forward ...
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Show “open application indicator” only for applications active in current desktop

Short version: As I have written in the title, I want to see the "open application indicator" only below the applications that are open in the active desktop. Is this possible? Long version: I had ...