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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Dropbox folder not syncing after move

I moved my dropbox folder to a different location, following the instructions provided by dropbox. (I use the desktop client. OS X 10.11.5) Specifically, I clicked on the Dropbox icon, went to ...
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How can I send focused window beneath other windows like Alt+Esc do in Windows?

I don't want to minimize it (⌘+M) or hide it (⌘+H). I want other windows to be on top of my focused window when I press some shortcut or fire some macro/script/whatever. How can I achieve this?
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Make: Error: TargetConfig not defined?

I am trying to compile p0sixspawn_lite(https://github.com/winocm/p0sixspwn_lite) on Mac OSX Yosemite. Make returns Error: TargetConfig not defined. Looking through the Common.make, the error is coming ...
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How to factory reset a broken mail app via terminal OSX El Capitan?

I opened my mail app this noon I wanted to send an email, as usual I clicked on the compose email button I wrote my mail and sent it. Now after that the mail app started acting strange. It switches ...
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OSX 10.11 El Capitan: Disabling accelerated scrolling

I use an external bluetooth mouse by Logitech and while the accelerated scrolling is nice for the trackpad, it is absolutely terrible for the external mouse. How can I deactivate it so that I get ...
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Xmonad like App

I've to use Linux at work and the desktop I use is xmonad, a tiling window Manager. Now I started to Wonder, if something like that is also available for the mac, just maybe more Apple Style.
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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MacBook Pro Issues: Stalling and Detection of External USB

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I bought it in end of July 2015 and am using it since then. I am using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4 Recently I am facing two problems. My ...
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Change shortcut key for “Highlight URL” function in Chrome

I recently got a Mac in addition to my Linux laptop. I've tried to change around settings so that I don't have to use new shortcuts. The issue I am facing is that I use Control+L to highlight the URL ...
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Why is Messages acting extremely slow like Internet Explorer?

I've got my iPhone sync my messages to OS X. However, even though my Mac and my iPhone are connected to my perfectly stable home network, OS X is getting messages with a few minutes of delay. All the ...
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change sudoers to stop asking for password when running a systemsetup comman

To what exactly do I need to change sudoers file to prevent asking for password when I change system time zone? This is the command I am going to run: sudo systemsetup -settimezone timezone I know ...
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Downgrade GCC version

How do I downgrade my GCC v5 to GCC version 4.7 ? I currently don't have Xcode installed and I am using the command line tool. More details : Apple LLVM version 7.3.0 (clang-703.0.29) Target: ...
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El Capitan get current desktop name from bash

I am trying to write a bash script that needs some identifier of the current active desktop (I want my emacs-clients to connect to different servers depending on the active desktop). I have searched ...
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Windows 10 on mac from external hard drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to run windows 10 on virtual box on a i5, 4gb ram macbook air but from an external hard drive? I mean installing the portable version of Virtual box and the virtual machine operative ...
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Compress without .DS_Store and __MACOSX

When I compress a folder or file by right click menu of Mac OS X, the archived file contains .DS_Store and __MACOSX folders. Because I share the archived file online for download, Windows users ...
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Folders created on a network drive by another user show as untitled until mac is rebooted

I have a user on a late 2013 Mac pro that when one of our other Mac users creates a folder in our shared nas drive the new folder will show in finder as untitled on his Mac and he will not be able to ...
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My emoji popup behaves erratically on El Capitan

Previously, the Ctrl-Cmd-Space keyboard shortcut would pop up the Emoji overlay on my computer, but sometime recently -- I can't exactly point at where -- it stopped working in some apps and started ...
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I lost my bash commands (error command not found) [closed]

I was trying to set up Python environment (virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper, following this tutorial - Install OpenCV 3.0 and Python 3.4+ on OSX) and that's where my problems started. The wrapper was ...
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OS X: Suddenly only one window/application visible at the same time

I have a rather weird problem with my desktop of my MacBook Pro. I use El Capitan 10.11.15. For reasons I don't know I'm no longer able to keep more than one running application visible at the time. ...
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Install nvidia-smi on OSX

I tried installing nvidia-smi with home-brew, but it is not working out, this is my output -bash: nvidia-smi: command not found I have CUDA 7.5 installed and this is the output of my nvcc -V ...
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Slow performance accessing Ubuntu Samba folders

I have a computer at home with an Ubuntu Server 14.04. This server has several hard disks that are shared using Samba. I have an iMac with OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and I use one of the shared disks to ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly slows down

I have never owned an Apple product, and I got a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) with OS X El Capitan ver. 10.11, about 5 months ago, for work purposes. It's not using SSD yet. Suddenly, one day, it ...
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How to export Moom settings (especially keyboard shortcuts) to external file?

I'm working on some shell scripts to customize OS X to my preferences just by calling one script. From a lot of native OS X options, script is going to easily import some predefined settings form 3rd ...
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I can't update from Lion 10.7.5 to El Capitan

I just keep getting this appear when downloading from the Apple App Store
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How to reflect the names from one subnet to other

I want to reflect the names from the WiFi network to which my Mac is connected on to the vmware virtual subnet on which my virtual machines connected. If you are familiar with avahi-daemon's ...
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Accessing FTP on different port using Finder

Just wondering, is it possible accessing FTP on different port (not port 21) using Finder? For example if I have FTP port opened at port 8021 - how can I access that FTP server at that port using ...
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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

How to install recent versions of Mac OS X such as El Capitan in Parallels without creating an extra file on the host Mac? Installing Mac OS X as a guest OS in Parallels is easy. Just choose File > ...
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How to disable “look up” context menu in Google Chrome OSX 10.10+?

This is a distinct question from Is the "Lookup in Dictionary" context menu option hardcoded in Google Chrome for Mac? I want to get rid of the "Look Up x" contextual menu in Chrome: How ...
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Reverse Proxy Help - URL Rewriting

I have OS X server running on Yosemite - standard site setup (http and https) and have been successful in creating a reverse proxy which routes incoming connections on http://hello.mydomain.com/forum ...
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Text-cursor changes place without me causing it to (clicking, palming, thumbing)

I type and the text-cursor moves occasionally, meaning I'm typing into the wrong word/sentence all of a sudden. I'm on a Mac (El Capitain, patched up to date) and these things are not supposed to ...
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delete cookies in Safari manually

I tried deleting Cookies in Safari manually, by deleting ~Library/Cookies folder, ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari and ~/Library/Safari. The folders gets deleted, but the next time I launch Safari ...
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Macbook pro internal HD not detected

I had a problem with my bootcamped MBP and I tried to format the HD. I wasn't able to format any of the partitions so I tried the following based on ...
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Xcode 7 Simulator - “SpringBoard cannot be opened because of a problm.”

I was successfully using the Xcode Simulator yesterday evening. This morning when I came into work, I didn't change anything, but suddenly, every time I open the Simulator, this error pops up ...
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Blank Mail.app HTML Emails in 10.11.6 (Beta) 15G7a

A family member somehow got an automatic software update to Beta 15G7a that was released ±24 hours ago. He's very happy to accept PICNIC or CBI as responses to usual support from me, so it's puzzling ...
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completely reset Safari 9

How can I completely restart Safari? I did my research and found this code would delete all Safari files. Unfortunately, this is outdated since I cannot even find ~/Library/Caches/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ ...
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How can I force OS X to update its time more regularly?

We have a Mac mini build server running 10.9.5 and sometimes the build fails on the codesign command, which fails because of the timestamp on one of the files. The way we usually "fix" this is to ...
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How to fix shortcuts which are converted to files with Relative path?

I have a Xcode project's code base in which all the Shortcuts (Alias) are converted to Plain files with the relative path of the actual file. For Instance, the original file structure was: But now ...
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locate isn't finding a file that exists

The file in question is: /Users/me/Library/Containers/com.dell.Toad/Data/workspace/.metadata/.plugins/com.dell.toadext.oracle.core/connections.xml What is wrong with locate?
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how to avoid root elevation dialog using SCNetworkInterfaceForceConfigurationRefresh in MAC 10.11 [migrated]

Our App tries to perform DHCP refresh without popping up for elevating user credential. We have seen the SCNetworkConfiguration api has some functions to achive this. in the apple developer site . ...
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< and ^ keys are swapped

I'm using a German Keyboard (Lioncast LK20) with OS X 10.11.5. I set the keymap to German and it is displayed correctly in the settings screen. Unfortunately the following two keys are swapped when I ...
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Mac Hard Drive Storage Decreases even without downloading anything

I have a 128 GB hard drive on my macbook pro retina 13". My mac storage hard drive keeps decreasing for no reason, even when I do not download anything. This still happens even when I don't use any ...
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keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work on firefox bookmark toolbar

I have set up a shortcut in keyboard setting for toggling the firefox bookmark toolbar. But the shortcut does't work, and nothing actually happens. How can I make it work?
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All wifi connection receive self-signed IP address [closed]

My home network consists of a cable modem/router combo, and 2 other WAPs connected in different areas of the house. One of the WAPs works perfectly fine, but the other simply will not hand out an IP ...
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Help Understanding Terminal's Command

OS X 10.11.5 on a Mid 2011 iMac. I'm new to development on OS X and am trying to understand enough to figure out a Ruby path issue I'm having. I ran Inspector on Terminal and was surprised by the ...
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How to create Wi-Fi hotspot on OS X without having a connection?

I need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on my OS X machine with no internet connection. I need this in order to locally connect my Android smartphone via the hotspot and control the machine via an app ...
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allow extensions to access files with Disable Local File Restrictions checked

I found this nifty feature, that I think will allow my self made extension to access files on my filesystem. From apple docs https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21491?viewlocale=en_AE&locale=en_AE: ...
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programatically mimic events on a Mac [duplicate]

How can I listen for an event on my Mac, record the event and than execute it programatically. For example, I want to reload extension I made programatically. For that I need to go to Extension ...
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Creating a Installpackage for mac

I have a lot of Programms that i always need to install to a new mac. I wanted to simplify this process through an installpackage. I allready tried Iceberg with some success but have a specific error. ...
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using safari.extension.baseURI to set string variables from files [closed]

I am building a Safari extension and would like to I get the contents of a file using safari.extension.baseURI? // file text.js console.log("I AM TEXT.JS") Example of potential usage: var content ...
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Can't access IMAP or SMTP in Mac Mail 5.3 when I save password to Keychain

Experiencing a very odd bug when I try to access Google Apps email on Mail 5.3 via IMAP and SMTP. When I open Mail, it asks for my email password. If I type this in, I can access the IMAP server ...