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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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. Now I noted that my macbook pro which I can see as network disk in my windows 7 I can see all my "shared" ...
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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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Safe to update Sparkle.framework within the application bundle?

&tldr; What prevents us from replacing an old Sparkle.framework with a newer Sparkle.framework? Sparkle is a framework commonly used in Mac OS X applications to manage updates. Recently, a ...
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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 ...
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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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Scanner not recognised on Epson Printer after El Capitan update

I've noticed that the scanner option has disappeared from the System Preferences (Printers & Scanners) control for the Epson AL CX21NF. I've tried installing the drivers from here and also using ...
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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 replaced my internal drive in my macbook pro 2010 with a new SSD. I started the machine, then pressed alt/option to access Recovery Mode in order to use Disk Utility. So, I opened Disk Utility and ...
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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 [on hold]

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, ...