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 can I make sparse image mounts not take space on my HD?

I have a sparse image on my external USB connected hard drive, and my space on the HD is running low. When I try mounting the sparse image on the external drive, I get a message saying that my startup ...
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Is there a unified shortcut key of Home/End for Terminal and Vim in OS X?

It seems that in Terminal: fn+shift+← is Home fn+shift+→ is End in Vim: fn+← is Home fn+→ is End And Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E seems to only work in Terminal but not in Vim. Is there a ...
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Enable popup window when specific application terminate unexpectedly

I'm working on a new application and would like to get popup window every time it crashes with all relevant information (pid, path to crash file, etc...). This will sure help my debugging effort in ...
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I have the password but can't recover data from my encrypted filevault USB drive

I can open the drive and see the top level folders. Sometimes I can see file names, sometimes I can't. If I attempt to remove the encryption I get an error message. It's the same from the Finder or ...
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Can anyone explain what's screen curtain [on hold]

Can anyone explain what's screen curtain in iOS and Mac OS? Plz give me very clear answers, plz!
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Randomly kicked to login screen

El Capitan - 10.10.3 Randomly kicked to login screen. I'll just be working and suddenly be logged out. This'll sometimes happen while sleeping too, and I'll open the computer and I'll be at the login ...
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System logs backup with Time Machine

It seems that Time Machine does not backup system.log in /private/var/log. Mac OS X 10.9.5/Six core Intel Xeon Can I force that file to be backed up?
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Using “open” command in OS X Terminal / Finder split view

When I use Terminal + Finder in Split View mode I would really like to use open . command to open folder in the same Finder window. But instead - new window is opened. I also tried open . -g - no ...
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Device (iPad) only detected on iTunes

My iPad is only detected by iTunes after I reset the lockdown folder. Photo Capture and Photos both said there is 0 device. Before I reset the lockdown folder, even iTunes didn't detect my device. I ...
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Markup on excel on mac

What is the formula on the OS X version of Excel 2016 to add a number in a column with a markup percentage in another column.
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WEP Security for Internet Sharing?

I have a DS to connect to the internet, but my router does not support WEP. I used to be able to create a WEP internet share on my MacBook 2010, but after the upgrade to 10.11.4, I cannot. Is there ...
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Am I supposed to have both a Library/Privileged Helper Tools & a Library/PrivilegedHelperTools folder?

Library/Privileged Helper Tools is empty. Library/PrivilegedHelperTools has 3 items belonging to known installed applications within it.
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Cannot read HDD with Windows after formatting with OS X

After formatting my external hard drive with the help of Terminal.app in OS X, I cannot read the disk in Windows. Here is the result from diskutil list: #: TYPE NAME ...
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Can't sign out of iCloud because “your iCloud account couldn't be removed”

I want to sign out of my iCloud ID on my MacBook Pro but it says "your iCloud account couldn't be removed at this time, turn off all iCloud services and try again". What do I do?
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Is it possible to modify / update the Wikipedia support in older Dictionary app versions (vers. 2.2.3)?

I have an older Mac that can't be upgraded beyond OS X 10.7.5. As a heavy user of the Dictionary app I'm unhappy with the now messed-up display of Wikipedia content and defunct hyperlinks, the cause ...
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Stuck “Enter your Apple ID password”

I just changed the password of my Apple ID. When I started using my Mac, several minutes later, the system preferences asked me to enter my password to continue using iCloud. after entering my new ...
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Homebrew, keg-only formulas: how to add LDFLAGS and CPPFLAGS to build variables/how to symlink

Well, there are few days I'm trying to find the answer to this question. I'm not a super expert with informatics so I really don't know how to do this. For example brew info flex I get flex: ...
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How can I alternate stopping the spinning disk and the fans?

I have a little bit of noise that I'd like to eliminate. It only bothers me in the dead of night, but at that time complete silence is a true blessing. My Macbook Pro has a spinning disk and two ...
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Files/folders dropping off from internal HD on iMac [on hold]

We have had some issues where a few of my team of Designers have had some folders/files disappear from their Internal HD on their iMac. We are unsure of what has caused the problem. We have back up ...
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NTFS drive is not mounted after changing /etc/fstab

I edited the fstab file in order to enable writing on ntfs drives and added all three of my external ntfs drives to it. Two of them work fine. The third one which I added by label because it did not ...
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EI capitan network [on hold]

why I always cant't login router account on my macbook pro ? i have used my smart phone to set up the router. when i use my macbook to see some videos ,i found it too slow , so i decide to make my ...
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How to see how much storage is used per app on OS X?

I was wondering if there is a way to check how much space is used for each app that's installed on your mac. When you click on the Apple logo left on top, then "About this mac" you can see at the tab ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 smb server file saving issues

I have a network with Macs and Windows PCs connecting to a server with the SMB protocol (CIFS with Macs). The users share files on this server. Some of the Macs have Microsoft Office 2016. If one of ...
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PPPoe connection Mac Mini -no connection even though it shows connected

Got a new internet connection today and I created a PPPoe connection in Windows 7 and it works fine. I followed all the instructions given in the below websites for creating PPPoe on my Mac Mini ...
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an error occurred while adding a recovery system to the destination disk

I have a late 2013 retina macbook pro that came up with OS X mavericks. I have tried to restore my macintosh hard drive from timemachine backup, I followed these steps: rebooted mac holding cmd+R, ...
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Remap display sleep shortcut to computer sleep

I'm using OS X and I would like to remap the ctrl+shift+eject to the behaviour of option+command+eject. I've tried some things with Karabiner, mapping my own shortcut overwrite but I couldn't get it ...
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My Mac displays some glitches

Sometimes my Mac Mini, plugged to an LG IPS screen, display some Glitches. For example, times ago, in my Launchpad appears these glitches: To solve these glitches I had to restart the Mac. Now in ...
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El Capitan Sharing & VMware

I have MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.3 and VMware 6x installed on it with Windows 7. I noticed that my MacBook Pro can be seen as network disk from Windows 7. I can see the personal folder as ...
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How to increase Macintosh-HD main drive partition size?

In my mac mini, It’s containt 500 GB HDD. It is a four partition and size described below. Please review below attached image. 1. Macintosh HD - 150 GB Main Drive 2. D-Drive - 125 GB 3. ...
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Is there a Mac app similar to the iOS Utiful app?

The Utiful app is a complementary photo library for iOS devices, enabling easy and fast organization of photos in folders. You can freely move photos between the Camera Roll and the Utiful folders ...
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Empty favorites sidebar of third-party applications

From my update to El Capitan (now at 10.11.3), I've some difficulties with sidebars. My Finder's sidebar working very well and can be very complete : But third-party applications (like Preview, ...
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ITerm2 Console connection to Cisco equipment Control-A does not work

I connect to Cisco Equipment via console cable and am currently trying to use ITerm2. The problem is I cannot get the Control-A (Move to beginning of line) command to work. I've tried to add in ...
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Using “tar” command in Terminal for multiple folders/files

I have many files like these SomeDirectory/RandomName.spa SomeDirectory/AnotherRandomName.spa SomeDirectory/YetAnotherRandomName.spa ... I want to unpack every .spa file in SomeDirectory to their ...
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What do i need to upgrade a Mac?

I'm a PhD student and I work with a Mac which is not mine (I mean, it's property of the university). I'd like to upgrade the OS to the most recent version (compatibly with the hardware and other ...
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Non-Flash Screen Recorder

Currently, I use Jing on my Mac OSX with my team to make a short 5 minute screen recording (with optional voice record). Unfortunately, it doesn't save it in a format that can be viewed on iPads or ...
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How do you manually reposition faces in Mac OS X Yosemite's Photos App?

I'm not sure if this is a bug or just me missing something out, but when I try to manually add faces in my Photos app (go to photo, 'Get info', 'Add face'), a circle appears where I can name/tag the ...
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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 ^ CTRL+p into the replace field. But how 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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OS X converts automatically .ino files to .ino.txt

When I download an .ino file in OS X, my files are automatically converted to .ino.txt and opened by TextEdit app, even though, I have installed Arduino IDE. How can I close this feature?
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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 ...