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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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 https://www.macissues.com/2014/04/05/how-to-fix-...
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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 Unfortunately, this is outdated since I cannot even find ~/Library/Caches/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ ...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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 fine....
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programatically reload Safari extension

How can I programatically reload extension I created in Safari? This image shows the reload button that I manually have to click every time I update my extension: Any way to this is programatically?...
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Disable Keychain dialogs when using proxy server

Every time I use proxy, AuthBrokerAgent starts up and I have to allow him to use confidential information stored in my Keychain. I disabled the AuthBrokerAgent, but now every single app wants me to ...
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How to reclaim space from deleted ubuntu partition after a clean install?

I had previously installed ubuntu using rEFInd, and no longer needed it on a Macbook Pro early 2011 model. I thought it would be OK just to delete the ubuntu partition from disk utility. I was wrong, ...
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two finger double tap zoom in any app

Is there a way to enable two finger double tap on Trackpad to zoom not only in browsers, but also in anywhere else on the computer? Currently it only works for browsers. I am running osx El Capitan.
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Zoom with scroll in Chrome browser

I am new user of OS X, I am missing one important feature is zooming page with trackpad or mouse scroll. I need to get the same result as shortcuts Command + - and Command + + do. I mean that the ...
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El Capitan Photo Screen Saver no longer works with symbolic links to files

In Mountain Lion, I used one of the photo screen savers, and had a directory which contained symbolic links to images in various other folders on my machine. I recently upgraded to El Capitan, and ...
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Why is my 'Finder' icon surrounded by a yellow box?

I'm running the OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.2 on a Macbook air, and a few weeks I noticed a yellow box, or 'mesh', on top of my Finder icon. I have tried restarting/resetting the laptop but it has ...
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Is there an effective way of getting rid of “ghost windows”?

Many times, with programs like Skype, or some video games, the program stops responding. My natural response to this is force quitting it. However, sometimes I get this ghost window that remains even ...
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File share exposes user home and main volumes even if I share only one folder [duplicate]

Two Macs (A and B) on the same LAN, both running 10.11.3. I am trying to share A's Documents folder only, and want user-password access so only B can read/write to the share. However, no matter ...
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replace folder using Terminal

How can I replace a folder using Terminal? I tried this, but this code copies the folder, but it doesn't replace it when the folder is already present. Is manual deleting before copying the only way? ...
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OSX: hard disk space different in Disk utility [duplicate]

I have 2 differents 'free space' digits. And after delete something big from disk -> free space in 'About your mac' - still unchanged.
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How to reinstall OS X on an iMac which only has Ubuntu installed on it?

I have a 2011 iMac with only Ubuntu installed. It's not a dual-booted iMac, it only has Ubuntu installed. How do I revert back to original OS X and remove Ubuntu? I've tried pressing various keys (⌘ ...
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Disable semitransparent hidden file icons

I have enabled hidden file visibility on OS X El Capitan 10.11, and the files are semitransparent. Is there a way to make them solid like all other files?
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How to create custom Automator tasks for distribution — OS X 10.10

Problem I would like to make custom tasks for Automator to send to friends who are learning or even just to make new Automator apps easer to write without having to repeat the same tasks over and ...
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File icon which stays apparent on desktop and cannot be removed or opened or moved

I tried yesterday to save a file and move it in a folder on my desktop, but it got stuck and I cannot move it, open it or delete it. When I try to move other files to the desktop folders, it does not ...
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Error restoring encrypted disk using Disk Utility

I am trying to replace the hard drive in an old MBP-15 mid 2010 with a new SSD. The old disk is encrypted. I did that on my own two MBPs successfully, but both disks were not encrypted. The Mac is ...
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Show Dock on all external displays (not simultaniously)

I recently started using OSX El Capitan at work. I have two external monitors connected to my mac (they are laid out horizontally one after the other). I used Macs in the past and as far as I can ...
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How can I monitor network in OS X?

I met a problem recently. Sometimes the Google shows me a page says that my computer is sending frequent requests to Google so that I must enter the number in the picture to continue to use Google's ...
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Bootcamp partiton in VirtualBox returns errors VERR_ACCESS_DENIED and VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR

I have been using this guide: http://danielphil.github.io/windows/virtualbox/osx/2015/08/25/virtualbox-boot-camp.html But when I try and mount the .vmdk I get this error: Permission problem ...
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What is the SPIT/User wake reason in OS X?

When browsing pmset -g log I noticed a line that said: 2016-05-18 21:48:55 +0200 Wake Wake from Deep Idle [CDNVA] due to SPIT/User: Using AC (Charge:100%) I'm wondering what SPIT/User is. All of ...
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Detect if iPhone trusts this computer

I'm working on a script that automates import photos from iPhone in Mac Photos.app How can I find out if iPhone trusts this mac? I've tried system_profiler SPUSBDataType and ioreg -lp IOUSB but ...
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A way to test System Integrity Protection SIP (NOT about how to enable/disable)?

When I first began using 10.11 El Capitan I had to disable SIP in order to run some stuff, and to avoid some crashes. The crashes were probably likely down to some kext I had leftover from older ...
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Persistant phantom volume mount points, how to prevent?

Every time I reboot my Mac a mount point for a drive I don't even have connected is recreated in my /Volumes/ dir. I can delete it, but next time I reboot it comes back. How can I find out what is ...
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what is the purpose of mds folder on a Mac

I found out that contents of mds folder located at /private/var/folders/zg/jjtx0_k94pdc5p5q6gcvf4900000gn/C/mds gets deleted and back created quite often. I wonder, that is the purpose of this folder ...
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Build failed in step '(top-level)'

I'm trying to build the arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi cross-compiler toolkit on my mac. I've found a tutorial that seemed to be good (and it actually fixed a few of the problems I had had before. But then ...
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OSX installation from recovery

I am windows user and recently I switched to OSX with a Macbook Pro Mid 2015. I tried to re-install OSX from recovery without any reason , it was working fine and properly....unfortunately I erased ...
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kernel extension is not always loaded at boot time on OSX

I do have a kernel extension for USB-Devices using IOKitPersonalities. Replugging one of the devices the kext will always be loaded as expected but for devices already connected at startup this ...
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How to disable external microphone when using a headset with a mic?

I'd like to use a pair of Beats earphones as just a pair of headphones. When I plug it in, the OS identifies the microphone component and switches the output to the microphone on the earphones. There'...
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how to place file inside /sbin/ in MAC 10.11 during .pkg installation

We have been installing / placing a tool for dhcp refresh under /sbin till MAC 10.10 there were no issues. but now it is completely blocked. even with root privilege i cannot able to place it. Any way ...
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How to reinstall OS X when Recovery isn't working?

My wife has a MacBook Pro that she bought new in 2012. In 2013/14 it had an issue with the system files and when she took it into the Genius bar at Apple they reinstalled the OS (wiping all personal ...
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Applescript remote control volume

Wondering how to turn up the volume on my computer from another computer. set volume 4 of machine remMachine doesn't work Any suggestions?
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USBSMC history on a Mac

How do I find the USBSMC history on Mac if it was cleared from the console? It seems to only be possible with specific code, rather than by simpler means. I have only seen solutions for Windows ...
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Connect to network in Single-user mode

I need to use some commands, e.g. curl, in Single-user mode, but by default they doesn't work. I tried this: launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.kextd.plist launchctl load /System/...
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files not appear on Desktop and Drag & Drop is not working on Desktop

I am using 10.11.4 OS X. I don’t know when exactly these are not working - files don't appear on desktop. Drag & Drop and popping up context menu with right click are not working on Desktop. - I’...
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unable to boot Mac OS after installing bootcamp

Installed bootcamp Win7 on my MBPro with Yosemite a couple weeks ago and both OS's worked fine for some time, until recently the Mac OS suddenly decided it couldn't boot anymore. If I select the Mac ...
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How do I make terminal windows STAY the same size?

I have set up my terminals, so that they are the size I want them to be. However, I often have several tabs open in each window. Terminal keeps trying to make the window BIGGER when I get too many ...
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How can I resolve my nsurlsessiond issue?

There are a few other questions concerning nsurlsessiond, but none of them have resolved my issue. The issue is that an nsurlsessiond process is killing my bandwidth by downloading continuously while ...
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Notes loss caused by email-account deletion

I got a new Macbook yesterday, so I was trying to configure an email account. At the same time, I recorded some important notes in the "Notes", which were automatically bound to this email account by ...
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Does OS X PowerPoint lack the compare option?

I'd like to merge changes between two PowerPoint documents on my mac. This article from Microsoft suggest that that is as simple as clicking the compare button in the review tab. However, NO such ...
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install unsigned package for development purpose

I am trying to create a .dmg( contains .pkg) which does try to copy a file( a .json file) from pkg to Users/currentuser folder. after netsurfing i came to this https://github.com/jschauma/jass which ...