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". it is be replaced by macOS to match its the format of watchOS, tvOS, and ios.

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Tried to compile asm code with a C wrapper, but following message appeared: [closed]

I was trying to compile an assembly code with a C wrapper code using gcc compiler, but instead of creating an object file the following message appeared: > Adams-MacBook-Pro:Adam ...
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Numbers: checking if cell with specific text exists

Prerequisites I have some tables with cells like so: Also, I have some more tables like so: Objective Note the YES and NO. in the Included column in the Example Requirements table. You ...
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macOS Sierra: Allow applications downloaded from anywhere?

In previous versions of the OS in the security pane, you are provided an option of: But in this version there is no option of anywhere: I assume this is due to it being a pre-release build. Is ...
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Flash Local Shared Object storage security issue?

I have encountered some strange behavior when navigating through the flash Local Shared Object folders on my computer running OS X version 10.11.5 The behavior is as follows: Navigate to the base ...
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Location of the resource files for the spinning wait cursor?

For a presentation I am making, I want to find my Mac's system's default "Spinning Wait Cursor" resources. I was told that the cursors are in here: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices....
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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Brew doctor asking to update xcode, while its already updated

When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1. Xcode can be updated from the App Store. While I already have latest XCode cli, which I found ...
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OSX El Capitan reset the number of Spaces

Is there a way of "resetting" the number of desktop Spaces in Mission Control in El Capitan? I'm working on a previous co-workers Mac Pro, and somehow mission control has....325 desktop Spaces... I ...
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How to prevent KeyRepeat settings from typing repeated keys when no key is depressed

Initially, my issue was that I could not type a series of the 'A' character by holding down shift-a. Instead, I was presented with a bubble above the held letter for all sorts of 'A's with umlauts, ...
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OS X 10.11, El Capitan, regularly almost freezes when Safari is open

On OS X 10.11, El Capitan, Safari regularly almost freezes. It usually happens on the same sites: Gmail and YouTube. I have to kill Safari and sometimes I even have to reboot the system. Sometimes it ...
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Finder Error 36 with SMB, not with CIFS

I have the following problem with a client's infrastructure: When a network share is mounted using the SMB protocol (via the "go to -> connect to server" function in finder), Finder displays an error ...
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disable force touch for specific apps

I tend to force touch text in my text editor (brackets) and it is very annoying to have the system switching to the dictionary app. I don't want to disable it because i still use it, but is there a ...
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Why is my OS install taking 8 days and still at 0%?

My problem is what the title says. It's a fresh install. I formatted the hard-drive before I began. I'm down-loading from interwebz; no USB. It says I'm connected to the correct WI-FI. I've tried ...
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Is there a problem is closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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Locate and Clone OSX HD

Hopefully this is a relevant subject matter :D I'm hoping you all can help, or at least set me off in a better direction.. I have a MacBook Air that I've recently unpacked (from a box.. Moving house)...
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MacBook Misidentifies Physical Layout of Built-in Keyboard

I have a really strange problem with my sister's MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, running El Capitan): it is incorrectly identifying the physical layout of the built-in keyboard. It isn't just a matter of ...
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How can I reset the dock?

I recently updated my computer from Mavericks to El Capitan, and I'm unable to add or remove items from the dock. If I attempt to change the dock, the computer freezes and I am unable to interact with ...
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Finder Favourites no longer appear in Open/Save dialogue in MS Office [duplicate]

I can't save Office files to my iCloud drive anymore, nor any other directories that appear in my the Favourites menu in Finder windows. I have to instead save them to (e.g.) desktop and then move ...
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Sometimes Mac doesn't recognise my external hard drive

I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard drive that is formatted FAT32 and a 16 GB Silicon Power USB thumb drive and both of them uses USB3 but my MacBook Pro sometimes doesn't ...
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apple-script to display a dialogue box with username and password

I am using this command which gives a dialogue box with input field for just password. osascript -e 'tell app "System Preferences" to activate' -e 'tell app "System Preferences" to activate' -e '...
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Diagnosing packet drops in OSX

Running netstat with -d adds dropped packets count But how does one tell where they were dropped? I know they were not dropped at ingress to protocol handling (the traffic is UDP, and netstat -s ...
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Public folders or “All Users” folder in Mac?

I have a web server in OS X Server with an open source digital asset management system installed: ResourceSpace. The main Web Root folder is shared via FTP and with permissions set to "All Users". I'...
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Maximal process supplementary group ids

I've seen that the maximal number of groups per process is 16 /usr/include/sys/syslimits.h #define NGROUPS_MAX 16 /* max supplemental group id's */ However, if I type 'id' command from ...
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Can any one upload their httpd.conf file for mac?

I was testing virtual hosting and doing a lot of stuff. Then I suddenly delete my httpd.conf file using rm command. I've deleted httpd.conf.bak and original/httpd.conf. Well now I'm guessing i don't ...
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Is there a way to turn off/on user account without deleting it running on OS X El Captain?

I want to turn off a user account without deleting the account and its content, so it won't appear in the login window and be able to turn it on again. I tried sudo dscl . create /Users/hiddenuser ...
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VirtualBox Full Screen Stops Working

I have an interesting problem with regards to VirtualBox and displaying a VM in Full Screen mode. First it works, then upon reboot of my Mac it stops working. If I reinstall Virtual Box it starts ...
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Error when trying to “brew install rbenv”

I am trying to install rbenv by following instruction from the site Ruby on Rails development setup for Mac OSX when I try brew install rbenv I get the error below: Error: rbenv-rbenv already ...
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Volume on Mac increases automatically when earphones plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro running El-Capitan v10.11.5. Whenever I plug in my earphones, the volume gradually increases (one bar every couple of minutes), automatically. This problem has been going on for ...
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Sync Mac & Windows user profiles to OneDrive

I'm running Parallels 11 with Mac El Capitan and Win 10, and Office 365 plus OneDrive installed on the Win side. Am natively sharing my Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders between Mac/Win thru ...
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USB drive not showing on my MAC after using it on widows!

I have noticed this on my pin drives and also my external hard desk. they were perfectly working fine on my mac pro, and then after using them on my friend's windows they don't show up again on my ...
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How to jump between Spaces on OS X when some are Fullscreen?

How to jump between Spaces on OS X using some key + number? I know I can jump between Desktops (not including fullscreen apps) using Ctrl ⌃ [num] . I know I can jump between Spaces using Ctrl ⌃ ...
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Permission issue when installing a Mac Service

I have an installer for Mac OS X, which tries to install the program as a service. As usual during the installation process the user has to confirm their password, which allows the install. However, ...
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Cannot hear live audio from USB guitar in GarageBand

I plugged guitar via USB external audio card U24XL to Mac OS X Yosemite. But I can't hear any sound of it in GarageBand. I set up input/output in GB's preferences, and marked the current (guitar) ...
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What are current cross-platform disk encryption options?

I just got a new 1TB USB SSD, to use as a backup drive. I need cross-platform compatibility and durability. I've used LUKS+ext4, and it seems both reliable and well-established (i.e. long-term support ...
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Resources for programming a text based interface in Swift? [closed]

Are there any tutorials someone could point me at for creating a terminal based, text interface application for OSX? Something sort of looking like Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS.
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Prevent Wake-on-LAN when other devices wake from sleep or get connected to power

I keep my iMac in my bedroom, and just before I'm about to go to sleep, I usually use my MacBook Pro for a while. I also connect my iPhone to the lightning connector to charge it over the night. Both ...
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User specific host file

I would like to add a user specific host file on my Mac (El Capitan 10.11.5) to a users home directory and have this be checked in addition to /etc/hosts when resolving domain names. I found a ...
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“Operation can't be completed because item with name already exists” error with Paragon NTFS

I reinstalled Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on my 2013 MacBook Pro, today, and I've been having an issue copying files from my NTFS formatted external drive using Paragon NTFS. This issue was not ...
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Airdrop is not working with my Mac

I have a Macbook air 11 inch early 2014 with Mac os X 10.11.5 installed. I can't send or receive from my mac to any other iOS device. If I want to send something to my iPhone, the iPhone never scans ...
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How to make CMD+Tab show current window

The most ongoing annoying thing about OSX is that I'll switch to an app with CMD+Tab and it only shows the top menu bar. How do I make it also show the current window like it does in Windows?
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Windows Remote Desktop Connection to Mac

I've Mac OS X (El Capitan) VMs in ESXi 6 on our local network that I can SSH into and I can VNC into and I can connect Xamarin Mac Agent to but I can't Remote Desktop Connection (Windows 10) into. Our ...
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OS X how to disable Command P Shortcut

I would like to disable Command P shortcuts or change it to something i would not accidentally hit But i do not see options in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts Regards
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Troubleshooting Mac issues

This is an attempt to genericise a question to an answer I have posted in many variants over the past couple of years, to try to make it easier for people to find. Comments/suggestions on other ...
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Strange process on the port not listed in the ports taken by Apple docs

I've been checking ports taken by lsof -i :8080 and found strange records: com.apple 19149 famer 77u IPv4 0x3ed748c5b0730dcb 0t0 TCP 10.1.32.158:60180->ec2-54-217-241-88.eu-west-1.compute....
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Where is “mkpasswd” for OSX?

There is a well-known unix utility called mkpasswd available on many *nix systems. I was just trying to use it from terminal on an OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite (Early 2015) machine, and it is nowhere to be ...
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How to map Xcode to other compiler [closed]

I have a compiler collection installed at path /asp/tools/install/3.0, which i need to use for compiling my project's source code. I'd use the following command to set the defaults, defaults write ...
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OSX 10.6 admin account missing

After a power shortage a Mac with El Capitan installed, downgraded to 10.6 and the admin account is missing. The main session password is also in an older state, and we cannot connect anymore. We ...
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OS X updating 2 versions of conda

In my computer I got installed two versions of anaconda which I need for different purposes. However, the launcher has stopped working for both. While I managed to install the navigator for the ...
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How to automatically terminate a non responding app?

I am using iTunes on a MBP in connection with the Remote app on an iPad to control the music in our house. Every now and then, iTunes will become non responding (freeze), mostly because of a problem ...
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How to export multiple images from Photos on my disk?

I imported lots of images in the Photos app. How can I export the selected ones on my disk? What's the easiest way to do that?