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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Use custom App Shortcuts: Find “Menu Command” for Chrome switch to right/left Tab

I want to add an additional key binding for Google Chrome. I want to switch between my Tabs not using (Shift)CtrlTab (really bad finger position) but use ShiftCmd -> or <- I hope to achieve this ...
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Cannot start screensaver after display has been powered off

After my Mac has been locked and the display has powered off I am unable to activate the screensaver again until I unlock my Mac. For example: I sleep my Mac's display with ⌃⇧⏏, pmset ...
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Quicklook not updating when file changed

Back on Snow Leopard, if I was viewing an image file (e.g. png) using Quick Look and the file changed on disk, the preview would instantly update. I found this very useful, and ended up writing a lot ...
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Running Siri on OS X El Capitan

Would it work if I run Siri on OS X El Capitan by copying Siri.app from macOS Sierra to the OS X El Capitan? Just want to find out what exactly would happen even though OS X El Capitan doesn't ...
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Window Obscures Screen View

This window is obscuring my view and every time I mouse over the window it just loads How do I get that window out so it doesn't obscure my view?
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How to open or convert .xwd image dump?

I did the image dump of an X window by using /opt/X11/bin/xwd, e.g.: xwd -root -silent > screen.xwd Now, how do I open this file or convert into JPEG file? Probably I could use pnmtojpeg, but ...
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Any way to recover Yosemite download from AppStore?

When I opened the folder of previously paid-for apps on the AppStore in order to download Yosemite, I inadvertently clicked the "X" mark next to the "Download" button. This removed Yosemite from the ...
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What is com.apple.serviceproxy?

I have 6 instances of httpd running, and they respawn after I kill them. I tried the solution provided on this answer , $ pgrep -fl foo 40679 bash /tmp/foo $ launchctl list|grep 40679 40679 - ...
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Apple Mail.app is auto-bcc'ing only when replying and from one account

This is a bit of an oddity and not much like most of the other "mail.app bcc issue" type posts I've found. I have four gmail accounts configured in Apple's Mail.app. Three work fine but one has ...
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MacOS Read-Only While Editing (iWork + Dropbox)

I have a coding challenge and I would be very grateful for your help. Our small business uses Dropbox to share files between employees. We've been using a word processor called WordPerfect but we're ...
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How to encrypt zip file and filenames via command line?

Using command line on Mac, I know that I can encrypt a directory with the following command: zip -er Directory.zip /path/to/directory However, this does not encrypt the filenames themselves. If ...
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Why does new Time Machine & Migrate fail with SD

My MacBook Air had a Time Machine backup of my 60g partition on 80g partition of SD card. The drive needed reformatting, but when I tried to restore the TM backup after disk was erased, CMD-R wouldn't ...
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Apps in El Capitan won't close when clicking the red close button

Apps won't close when clicking the red close button in El Capitan. The "open indicator" stays on the app icon, the icon stays in the dock even if "keep in dock" isn't checked, and the app shows up in ...
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Can I delete this folder? Library -> Application Support -> iOSinstaller

I have run out of space on my 13" MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015). I used DiskInventoryX to see what's taking up so much space and I saw that a folder in my Library was over 50 GB. The folder in ...
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List connected USB device record

Basically the other day I left my macbook unattended at a coffee shop while I stepped out for a smoke. I feel as if I had something exfiltrated from it while I was outside. To cure my paranoia, I am ...
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Problem - 'DNS address could not be found'

I've been trying to access the Myspace website and am receiving this message - 'www.myspace.com’s server DNS address could not be found' I've tried using Chrome and Safari and keep getting the same ...
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How to remove __MACOSX folder in a list of zip files (not a single zip file)?

I know I can remove __MACOSX in a zip file by: sudo zip -d bg1.zip "__MACOSX*" but I want to remove it in all zip files, I tried sudo zip -d *.zip "__MACOSX*" but it says zip warning: name not ...
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how to force OSX to refresh the Text Replace -list after losing it? (still on iOS safe&sound)

I use a lot of text replace on iOS + OSX, but today I woke up and my OSX El Capitan has lost it's text replace list. I have about 40 different text replaces there (long urls, bankaccount numbers, ...
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Is there a way to keep the last printer settings when changing printers?

I have presets like Duplex and Duplex 2-up that I use for printing, and I'd like to keep the last setting until I change it myself, even if I change printers. E.g., if I print something 2-up on ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...
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File/Folder Bi-directional Sync

I need a good bi-directional file/folder sync utility for my Mac running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5. I have tried some options but none seem to perform the tasks exactly that I need. What I need is this: ...
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DNS Flush Issue

Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question. The computer in question is a Mac Book Pro (10.9.5, aka Mavericks). There is a site that in Chrome that repeatedly comes up with its "Aw, ...
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iMessage to Mac when logged off

Quick easy question - if iPhone iMessages are synced to Mac, then somehow you get logged out of messages on the Mac, would any iMessages sent by your phone while you were logged out on your Mac show ...
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How do I get Mail to display more than one page of emails. Anything beyond one page of emails is not accessible

My Macbook Pro only displays 42 messages of the 483 listed. I cannot scroll past the 42 to see the rest. I have chosen Classic Display in Preferences. 20 is the number of messages shown on the ...
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Trying to install CANDLE in Mac OS X. Following Error report is showing. Should I install LibXm.so, if yes, how?

For more information about CANDLE(Collection & Analysis of Nuclear Data using Linux nEtwork): http://www.iuac.res.in/NIAS/Downloads/candle.txt
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Resizing sparsebundle in Disk Utility

I want to resize (shrink) the capacity of the backup.sparsebundle to approx. the size actually taken up the files. What I did thus far I already compacted the image: # hdiutil compact backup....
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How to rollback macOS Sierra Developer Beta back to El Capitan (without time machine)

I can't reinstall El Capitan from AppStore because of this: and CmdR only suggest to reinstall macOS Sierra.
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Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra?

Is there a list of officially-supported Mac models on to which macOS Sierra can be installed? I presume it is the same as OS X El Capitan as there does not appear to be many changes which would ...
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Does macOS Sierra run Xcode 7.x?

Is Xcode 7.x functional running macOS Sierra to submit builds to iTunes Connect?
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Will Adobe CS5 with Java SE 6 runtime work on 10.11 El Capitan?

I am running OS X 10.10 Yosemite which happily runs my Adobe CS 5.0. When I upgraded from 10.8 to 10.10, I had to install Java SE 6 runtime. In parallel, I also run the latest Java, with browsers ...
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How do I kill a daemon and not have it open up again if I can't find it in the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons?

So I think I downloaded a program from Avatron called Airconnect. I'm not sure, but their website was purple when I looked it up. Anyway, now everytime I check my activity monitor, com.avatron....
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What is causing the iCloud “You can't sign in at this time” error on my MacBook Pro?

I noticed that I wasn't able to view my iCloud storage usage on my MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. To attempt to fix the problem I signed out of iCloud, but now I'm no longer able to sign ...
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Unable to start XVfb with XQuartz 2.7.9

Is there some issue with XQuartz-2.7.9 ? After installing XQuartz in my Mac 10.10 the command - /usr/X11/bin/Xvfb :4 -dpi 200 -screen 0 1000x1200x8 fails with the following error: ...
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How can I make dd not copy empty space when copying a partition to an image file?

In my scenario, I wanted to use dd to copy the contents of a Windows 10 USB installer onto an image file to test if it works. The original windows 10 image was only about 5GB. The newly created image ...
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Speed up GarageBand track and pitch the sound

I recorded some songs form an old tape. Because it was running a bit slower, everything sounds lower. I want to speed up the things, but without keeping the same tonality. I want to change the speed, ...
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Can't delete a partition on my HDD

I have created a new partition to install a new OS. Now, I would like to delete the old partition on my hard drive. Delete button is inactive. Screenshots: What I'm doing wrong?
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Kernel panic: kernel_task

my Mac goes in kernel panic for reasons unknown to me, log from diagnostic report: Anonymous UUID: C144D1C9-52C0-9A38-FC07-61FEF6C5BDAB Mon Jun 13 13:00:38 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu ...
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How to downgrade to mac OS X Lion

I'm pretty new to mac environment. Recently my mac mini is updated to OS X El Capitan from OS X Lion, due to which some of my software are incompatible. Hence, I'd like to downgrade to OS X Lion (10....
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I get notification in Mac, though App is installed in iPhone [duplicate]

There is one App installed in my iPhone, that is news App. Now, whenever I connect my iPhone to Mac, I get notification also in Mac. What may be the reason ? I want to get rid of this.. EDIT 1 ...
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Search for multiple keywords in Safari (on iOS or OS X)

I'm looking for a way to search for multiple keywords on Safari. I assume it's not really possible on iOS but I'd love to be able to do it on OS X at least. Based on this link I've found some great ...
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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My Mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the OS X seems to be stuck with the previous proxy ...
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Why can't I remove Windows from my MacBook Air?

I try to remove windows from my Mac. When I open Boot Camp Assistant and click continue, a notification appears.
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Some keys not working on Musical Typing?

I can't play some keys, such as H when on Octave C1, H and D when on Octave C2 or J and K on Octave C3. When I press them, I get no sound. If I manually place the notes out and then listen to it with ...
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Can't find uninstaller in Folx downloader.mac.dmg

I'm new to OS X and I don't know too much about it. After installing Folx on my Mac I realized I didn't like it. I tried to remove it but the plugin didn't remove. When I download any file with ...
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Can't boot my MacBook Pro with Fusion Drive

I have checked almost all the "messed up the fusion drive" posts and don't find any close one to my situation, so I decide to ask a question and hope someone can help me, especially @klanomath :) ...
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Seeking a clean way to mount a directory on one HFS+ drive as a directory on another such drive on same machine

I need to seamlessly mount (and automount, e.g. via fstab) a directory (folder) on one drive to appear at the commandline and GUI level as a directory on another, on the same machine. This is to ...