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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Find who is intercepting traffic on port 80

Every 7–10 days, all internet browsing on my Mac stops working. I can use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, but I'm able to surf only Google and few other sites. So I tried to telnet a webserver on the local ...
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Can I remotely change home or lock screens on iPads?

Is there a way of remotely changing multiple iPad's locks/homescreens to the same custom image all at once over the air (not via USB)? I currently compile profiles with Apple Configurator, but ...
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Trying to find file location of Mac Mail Smartboxes so that I can run automatic email archiver

I'm currently working on a MacBook late 2008 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I use Mac Mail for my email. I have created smart mailboxes to collect together emails that relate to a project number. When ...
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No bootable disk when booting Windows after installing Linux on Mac

That must the weirdest title you've read in a long time. I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012, I installed Windows 7 with Bootcamp and all was working fine. Last night I installed Kali Linux with a bootable ...
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Is there a single user mode or safe mode on a Mac?

Is there any single user mode or safe mode on a Mac? I'm using 10.10 (Yosemite). I want my Mac not to load some plists in the LaunchDaemons directory and some kext files.
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Screenshot of selected area with shadow?

Is it even possible? I understand it's possible for a window, when you press space after Cmd-Shift-4. I want shadow on my selected area screenshot, so it doesn't blend with the rest of the ...
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Are there any launchd replacements? [on hold]

Every time I'm forced to use launchctl/launchd it leads to hours of wasted time and copious tears of blood. For instance, the entirety of my evening has been spent with a simple plist to run a shell ...
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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 ...