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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Setting up AppleRaid Mirror + CoreStorage Encryption

I'm on a Mac Mini Server 2011, which has two 500GB disks. I'm trying to set up a AppleRaid Mirror with Core Storage encryption. I boot the machine through an OS X Installation USB PEN. Going to ...
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How do I set an animated desktop background without OnyX?

In OnyX, there is a setting in Parameters > General > Animated desktop background: where animated wallpapers can be set. While this doesn't seem to work very seamlessly (moving between spaces displays ...
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Will my Triple-Boot still be working with MacOS Sierra? [closed]

Here's my scenario: My iMac 27" late 2012 has 2 internal HDDs. On the first I have the following partitions: EFI partition w/ rEFInd (EFI) OS X partition (HFS+ that will become Apple FS) Another ...
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Why is Bootcamp showing Win 7 system data instead of my Win 8.1 install when accessed in OS X 10.11.5?

Recently rebuilt my late 2013 iMac 27" hard drive after bad RAM corrupted it. It now has a fresh install of OS X 10.11.5, as well as a new Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 Pro. Despite having ...
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Bluetooth Speaker Problem with Macbook Pro 15 Miid 2010

I have a very weird problem with bluetooth in my macbook pro 15 mid 2010 running OSX yosemite 10.9.5. I have established connection with my bluetooth speaker but the internal speaker still have sound ...
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What exactly does this “palm tree” icon under “Recent” in iPhoto (9.6.1) represent? Is there a way to disable it?

I’m sorting through photos in iPhoto (version 9.6.1) on my Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) machine and just noticed this odd “palm tree” icon listed under “Recent” and utterly have no idea what it ...
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removing duplicate user in profile manager

I am using server app, mac mini and el capitan os. I am trying to add a user on server. There was one user already added as local user and was assigned to a group. I deleted him from macserver and re-...
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device enrolling via profile manager - vpp not enrolled

I am novice to Mac/Profile Manager and using apple mini, profile manager, OS X El Capitan. We have ipad users spread at various geographical location some are as far as 450km away. I enrolled a new ...
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Debounce mechanical keyboard in OS X

My work has me back on a Mac. I am using my mechanical keyboard (USB, Cherry blue switches, not that that's important) with OS X. The problem though, is that i get relatively frequent "bouncing" or ...
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Set mailbox category in Mail.app

I have several accounts in Mail.app, and most have the junk mailbox under Mail.app's Junk category. However, there is one account that has its own junk mailbox named Junk E-mail, and it is not placed ...
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Wifi connection but no internet

I have joined my home WiFi network and I don't get Internet through it anymore. Phones and other computers have no issues, others who were here haven't changed anything or noticed any difference. I ...
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Clean Install of OS X El Capitan with USB Stick Made Prior to 2/14/2016 - No Error

I just completed a clean install of OS X El Capitan with a USB stick made prior to February 14, 2016 but did not get the error message that the "This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application ...
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How to create a new folder in a HD [duplicate]

I have an old HD with a lot of folders, created in Windows. Now that I have a Mac, I'd like to create new folders in this HD. In Finder, I can view and open the folders and files that was already ...
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Scripting the Disabling of Network Logins Mac OS X

I am attempting to add the ability disable the network login ability on our Macs (running 10.10.5) to my post-image script. That’s System Preferences --> Users & Groups --> Login Options --> ...
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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A blue frame around account's icon on login screen in OS X El Capitan

I locked my MacBook to clean the keyboard. While cleaning I pressed a number of keys in a random way while the system was displaying the login screen. At a certain point I noticed a light-blue double ...
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Completely disable QuickLookSatellite

Is there a way to completely disable QuickLookSatellite on El Capitan? I have already disabled previews from the Finder but I keep getting the Console filled with errors like this: 21/07/16 15:53:18,...
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How to reset file icons associated with default program on El Capitan

I've uninstalled my former default text editor which I used for many different file formats. Unfortunately the associated icons are not removed automatically. As a result, several file types still use ...
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Where to get El Captain? [duplicate]

My MacBook doesn't have OS X installed, however I want to install one on VirtualBox. Where to get an installation image? As I don't use OS X, I have no Mac App Store.
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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Cannot restore OS X beta in Foreign Country [closed]

I have just updated to macos beta 3 and I get the loop - you cannot login. You reinstall the beta and it works - well it did yesterday. I installed the update today and it causes the same problem - ...
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Logging in using network credentials OS X 10.11

I have setup an ldap server on my synology nas and about 6 months ago had it working perfectly but ended up not using it. I am trying to use it again but without success. My mac is bound to the ...
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“this item is temporarily unavailable” OSX Lion Reinstall

So I woke up today with all of my permissions gone today, my Mac Pro 1,1 with OSX Lion booted into a System Administrator mode. Here is a picture of what is happening So I decided to reinstall OSX by ...
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echo command works fine at terminal but not from shell script

#!/bin/bash # the echo command below work fine when copy pasted into terminal # but behaves differently when run from sh script echo "starting and running from script file" echo ">...
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How can Disk Drill say it has recovered 2.4 TB of files when the HDD is only 2 TB?

I had a serious failure on a 2TB external HDD this week. Yosemite says the drive is "not readable by this computer." Oh well, it happens to all HDDs sooner or later. Even though the contents could ...
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Terminal command to only show open apps?

I just got a new Mac, and something I'd like to do is make it such that only apps that are running show in the dock. I found this article, which had the terminal command- defaults write com.apple....
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What programs are run when in safe mode and waking up from sleep?

I have been having some terrible issues with my MacBook Pro Retina in that it randomly shuts down within 5 minutes of booting up. I seem to have isolated a problem free environment to safe mode ...
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How can I cd to an alias directory in the Mac OSX terminal without creating symbolic link [duplicate]

I used to be able to cd into aliases with my Mac. Today I was messing around with ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile to make PostgreSQL work. After I restarted my computer it stopped cd'ing to aliases and ...
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OS upgrade and installed apps

I have a spare notebook on which Yosemite is installed. Since nothing installed on it so I want to update to El Capitan. I am a developer so had to install tools like brew php fit etc. If I upgrade OS ...
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Move all app windows to another work space in El Capitan

On my home machine (which is still on Mavericks) I can load mission control and move multiple windows from a single app by dragging the app icon (instead of the individual windows) to another work ...
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Upgraded Yosemite version and it keeps showing busy cursor

As Apple suggests I updated my OS and after restart it seems to get slow as it keeps showing busy cursor. Caps lock working properly. I just can't use cursor to select anything. How can I sort this ...
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Spotlight constantly indexing, even after re-indexing

I am having a problem with Spotlight, as it is constantly indexing. I have followed a number of tips on how this issue can be solved, such as re-indexing, clearing user, font and system caches, ...
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Accidently took ownership of filesystem root

So, in an attempt to take proper ownership of some files that somehow got set to read-only inside a subdirectory of my home directory, I ran the following command within that directory: sudo chown -R ...
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WiFi Certificates Accidentally Deleted

I accidentally deleted some certificates from the Keychain Access application and I think they were somehow related to WiFi networks. Now everytime I try to join a network that uses PEAP ...
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How to uninstall xonsh?

I've been trying xonsh and I don't get used to it, so I would like to uninstall it given that I need to work. How can I get back to my previous (default) terminal configuration?
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username appended with 1 after recovery

So usually the home directory of one user X is /Users/X My username is yuankai, so my home directory was /Users/yuankai But somehow, it got changed to /Users/yuankai 1 I have no idea where that number ...
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How Do I Install Windows 8 without deleting my Mac OS X Partitions?

Ok, so I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 on my Mac and I've reached a point in the windows setup that has asked me where I want to install windows. I didn't want to accidentally delete my Mac OS so I ...
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Mac OS X, TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt, Encrypted HFS+, performance

My question is about the disk I/O performance with different kinds of encryption as it seems that my laptop is suffering from some problems. First, let me describe my hw/sw setup: MacBook Pro (15-...
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Remote login always disabled on reboot

I have remote login (SSH) enabled in the Sharing Preferences pane, but every time I reboot, I find that remote login has been disabled. I can't seem to figure out why. Has anybody had any experience ...
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Why does pressing [cmd]+[cmd]+[left-arrow] acts like [cmd]+[m]?

When I simultaneously press both cmd keys and ◀ (left arrow), it acts like cmd+m, i.e. minifies the window (tried in Safari and Finder). I can't make sense of it; why does it happen this way? ...
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How to find the most frequent email sender address in Apple Mail OS X?

I have thousands of unread emails in my Apple Mail (9.3) running in OS X El Capitan 10.11.5. There are bunch of emails that are received from common senders and between these emails there are ...
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How can I debug why fans are constantly spinning?

OK, I admit a 5.5+ yr old MacBook Air is a bit dated, but I am not overloading it. Nonetheless, the constantly spinning fans are more than a bit of an annoyance. However, I do want to understand ...
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Latest OSX for an early 2009 white macbook?

This is actually my second post on this topic: Reviving white macbook (Early 2009) The results from the first question were great and extended the life of my MacBook another few years. My previous ...
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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Macports Python IDLE 3.4 not opening

Per earlier articles (especially Python IDLE from MacPorts can't start), I've attempted to get my Python version 3.4 to work from the Macports IDLE.app but to no avail. I've already tried the ...
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“Allow Deletion of Running Applications” Option

I needed to delete/uninstall an application that was running. It was screen saver app that ran over the regular screen saver, and I hated it. I downloaded it from the App Store, and do not suspect ...
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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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Is there any way to have multiple System Preference configurations?

I need to connect to a Windows Server via MS Remote Desktop and would like to configure Keyboard and Display differently when connected but want to go back to standard settings when not working in ...
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Replies to text messages sent from iOS arrive at OS X only

I own both an iPhone and a MacBook. I have disabled iMessages on the iPhone and I prefer to keep it this way. I employ the latest versions of both iOS and OS X. When I send SMS text messages from my ...
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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...