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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[OS X 10.9.4 ]My Guest user is not available anymore

Few days ago I noticed that my Guest User was not shown in login windows, it was replaced by "Other..." which asks Name and Pwd to log in. Although Guest User is activated in Users & Groups ...
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Access the Character Palette as a standard application, or similar Unicode browser?

Is there a way to access the Character Palette (i.e. Character Viewer, or "Show Emoji & Symbols"): ...as a standalone application, with a normal window (as opposed to a floating panel)? This ...
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Apache Tomcat Auto Start on reboot

I followed these instructions to install Tomcat 8 on OS X El Capitan https://wolfpaulus.com/journal/mac/tomcat8/ These instructions had section on start/stop using script ...
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Running brew doctor shows I have 3 different python “config” scripts installed. How do I get rid of them so that I no longer receive this warning?

I have been told that there is a default Python installed on OSX, and that deleting it will cause SEVERE system issues, however, I want to clear these warnings in brew doctor. This is what the ...
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Can I use multiple WIFI connections on an iMac and/or iPad? Here's why I ask

I stream live, multi-camera video of my band's shows to YouTube Live Streaming or ConcertWindow.com. We use four iPhone 6 plus' for the camera's. The four iPhone video streams are sent over WIFI to a ...
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El Capitan keeps creating new mountpoints for external drive

I am new to Mac, I used Linux before and I am experiencing troubles with my external HDD (NTFS formatted). I used osxfuse to mount it as read write (via ntfs-3g) - I used tutorial from this site ...
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Is it normal for all applications to reboot without a restart?

I have a desktop and laptop that I use often simultaneously. After using onenote for a bit on my macbook pro laptop, I switched back to using my desktop leaving my laptop idle for 5min or so. I ...
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Error after installing El Captian software update

I've recently installed OS X 10.11.4 Update and restarted my computer. Now, I no longer can turn on my Mac without an error. The error doesn't show; rather, at the startup screen with the Apple ...
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What is the origin of dubious popup “UPDATING_LOCKED_TITLE”?

I was working on a Mac running Yosemite (10.10.4) with the following applications running: XQuartz (with around 10 windows), App Store (running the last update: OS X Update 10.10.5, iTunes 12.3.3, ...
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Why do I need to use sudo purge to free up memory and not doing it automatically?

I bought a macbook recently with 16GB of ram and with no reason sometimes it is using more than normal memory and I run su purge to free up memory. Is there any way we can make it do it by it's own?
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default application to open folders with

Back in the days I used to run Path Finder for a while, but then removed it from the system and went back to regular finder. Now when entering i.e. open Desktop/ in the terminal, it opens up Finder ...
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Inactive window close button behaviour

I have El Capitan and there are 2 constantly frustrating issues that I've encountered while dealing with inactive windows: Clicking on any control element inside the window apart from the titlebar ...
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Number keys not working

I'm using a MacBook Air (latest OS X update) and today the number & punctuation keys on the integrated keyboard stopped working. All other keys are working correctly. And no: there was no water ...
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Messages shows inactive iCloud account

On Yosemite Messages my iCloud account is shown as inactive although I use it constantly for Mail, Notes, Contacts etc. It is also slow to log in when I enter my password and sometimes that fails. ...
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Desktop Folder Windows not displaying properly!

Everytime I open a new window on the desktop the window does not display properly. I essentially cannot navigate my files using the finder. When i open a new finder window it either displays nothing ...
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How to show favorites in finder sidebar when opening a file from an application [duplicate]

Recently, when I want to open a file from an application, the "Favorites" section in the sidebar is gone. I probably pressed some shortcode by accident but I can't figure out how to restore it to ...
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How do I deny connections with an IP range?

Does anyone know a way to deny incoming and outgoing connections with the IP range 200.200.200.1 – 200.200.200.255 directly into the OS X without using Little Snitch (or any other third party ...
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Bought used MacBook-Have not password-How to reset [duplicate]

I just bought a used MacBook pro (Retina-early 2015) with Yosemite 10.10.5 on it. It came mint and in box but nothing else, the seller has no admin password for it and I am stuck now, not being able ...
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Why is *only* my MacBook Air failing to reach the internet?

I thought my ISP was flaky because Airport Utility reported that the internet was orange and unreachable. Several times an hour, for periods ranging from a few seconds through to several minutes, ...
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How to Extract ENVI picture details for Matlab?

I am studying pictures where I need to separate psf images with sufficient ENVI header file for the function multibandread in Matlab SIZE = [LINES, SAMPLES, BANDS] SUBSET = {DIM, METHOD, INDEX} X = ...
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Bootcamp Assistant thinks SSD I'm booting from is an External Drive — help?

I'm trying to get Windows 10 on my computer but since I have a small internal storage space I want to put it on my external Transcend StoreJet 500GB SSD. I installed OSX on this SSD and booted from ...
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Burning an iso image to DVD on a mac aways results in something unreadable

I have tried burning the iso file 64-bit Mac (AMD64) desktop image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04.4/release/) by running $ hdiutil burn ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso It tells ...
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My MacBook Pro is crashing with kernel panic. What would be the reason?

My Macbook Pro is crashing with the Kernel Panics recently. I have sent the crash report to Apple with the following data. Can anyone analyse, what would be the issue for crashes ? I am on OS X El ...
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I have no Internet access in Terminal!

I am using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 and the ZSH Shell. Here's what I get when I try to ping any server: ❯ ping google.com PING google.com (172.217.16.78): 56 data bytes Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 ...
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El Capitan startup screens

After installing El Capitan (Currently on 10.11.3), the screen starts with a login prompt, which then displays a progress bar. At about 30%, the screen goes gray, then a faster progress bar completes ...
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Boot Ubuntu from USB stick on 2011 Macbook Pro

I have followed these instructions exactly, up until the point where I need to restart my computer and press the alt/options key right after the chime. I have tried doing that, but no menu has popped ...
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Open jnlp Java program with launchd

I'm trying to run a vendor provided jnlp app using launchd on a 10.10 Mac. I have a LaunchDaemon plist that opens a .sh script. This runs as root. This script has 2 main steps. Step 1 copies a csv ...
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Outlook Backup failure

I back up my emails on outlook on Mac... and there is 7gb of file with an extension .oml . Now iam trying to import them back but they are not showing into my new e-mail. Does anyone have any idea ...
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How do I find out what is causing my Steam Controller to lower the brightness?

There are some bugs with the Steam Controller on Mac, and I'm trying to help get the the bottom of them. One of the bugs is various keys being registered incorrectly. E.g. if you set a button on the ...
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OS X Mail MS Exchange

I had an Exchange email address with a past job that I have since deleted. I am using Exchange again for my new job but for some reason the "FROM" (sender) reverts to the old companies address. If I ...
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How to change shape of Comment box in Excel 2011 v14.6.0 on OSX 10.11.3

Excel 2011 v14.6.0, OSX 10.11.3 The shape of the comment boxes suddenly changed from the standard square box to an arrow. How can I change the shape?
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Fully Isolating Parallels Ubuntu Install From OSX

I want to create a Ubuntu install that never connects to the internet as a "cold storage" solution for crypto wallets. I understand that I can isolate files & folders in Parallels from OSX. But ...
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I am Unable to Uninstall an Applications like Node or Atom in OS X

I just bought a Macbook Pro and I'm new to OSX. I can't uninstall applications like Node, Atom, etc. They are not shown in my Application folder nor in the Launcher. How can i delete them?' Below ...
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Can't Open or Edit Microsoft Documents in Shared Folder

I recently bought a Macbook Pro - It's my first Apple purchase. My partner and I both have an Administrator login. We have put a number of documents (both Apple and Microsoft) into the shared folder. ...
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Mac unable to login network user after reboot - no route to host

A real strange one this. I have just setup a Mac that is bound to AD and joined to the wireless (authenticated at logon screen) I know this because I am able to ping the Mac when it is sitting at ...
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How to deploy software (updates) to client Macs and make these updates to be installed in the next login?

We have a lot of Macs in my company. Generally, we will deploy a lot of software or system updates to those client Macs with some polices within Casper Suite. The deployment always works well when ...
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Mac Windows Freezing Randomly

My macs screen will freeze randomly. I'll be using Firefox and it will spontaneously stop. My windows don't move, hovering over buttons doesn't do anything, clicking buttons doesn't do anything. ...
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Static route ineffective

I'm using a MBP (El Capitan) at work. We have a fairly large/complex network and I'm struggling to get thte MBP to recognise a static route. The route is valid and I can demonstrate this from a ...
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How best should I delete this user

I'm new to OSX and tried to create a user from the terminal which I no longer need and which I named incorrectly. I see I can delete the user in System Preferences > Users & Groups but do I need ...
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How to use Xcode to edit non-xcode project code

I have a code repository written in C++ from github, and I created an empty project with xcode locally and added all the source code files to the project. But what's annoying me is that xcode ...
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rEFIt Not Working with Ubuntu 12.04/MacOS dual boot after upgrade to El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 and the version of MacOS 10.7.2 Lion and I've always been using it no problem, so I didn't update to any of the newer versions of Yosemite, Mavericks, etc. On this Mac, ...
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Hide “invalid application” icon overlay on OS X?

I'm keeping an old application on my computer that can no longer be run on modern OS X, mostly for nostalgia and also so I can reference some of the in-game assets included within the application ...
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Booting iMac in Recovery partition takes forever

I'm trying to boot the recovery partition on my Mid 2010 iMac 27 to do a Time Machine recovery. OSX is installed correctly already and I can boot that quickly. However, when I try to boot the ...
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What is difference “defaults read” and “defaults export”?

Helloo, I'm using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I'm trying to change Sidebar on Finder. I have got difference results with "defaults read" and "defaults export" Example: 1. defaults read command ...
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Playing MIDI sound with default output

Is it possible to output MIDI sound without installing anything? I.E. I do have a MIDI keyboard and some library that allows me to read MIDI input. What I need is to output this signal on Mac with ...
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How to obtain Disk Image of OS X Beta?

We use JAMF's Casper Suite to deploy our Macs, and would like to be able to push out the OS X Developer Beta to some machines to do some testing before the public release. I have downloaded the Beta ...
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How do you do command-line video screen capture on OS X with libav?

On linux I can do something like: avconv -f alsa -i pulse -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1400x1050 \ -i :0.0+0,0 -vcodec libx264 -threads 4 \ -acodec libmp3lame video.mkv but of course the alsa and x11 ...
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Homebrew won't link git

I am trying to enable autocomplete for git on my mac (currently running El Capitan) but I am having troubles with Homebrew. So far, I have installed bash-completion and added the lines in my ...
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Why does OS X delete files directly without moving them into the trash?

On an external HD, when I delete a file, OS X prompts me that the file will be deleted without putting it into the trash folder. What is the reasons for that? How can I move it in trash folder before ...
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Spotify is damaged or incomplete

I used to have Spotify but now it says it is damaged or incomplete, and now I can't open it again. How do I fix that?