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".

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

0
votes
0answers
83 views

MacBook keys built in keyboard and trackpad unresponsive on 10.10.4

For about three weeks now, my MacBook Pro, late 2012, 13 inch's keyboard and trackpad have been unresponsive. Specifically, the keys, going from ~ to = and down to z (so every letter, number and ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Remove .plist from /LaunchAgents

Before I go to the issue, I did find a similar thread, but it's quite outdated and I'm not sure if it suits for me. Around two years ago when I got my Mac, I decided to install Seagate Media Sync for ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

OSX Yosemite bootable usb drive circle slash (“no” symbol)

I have a Late-2011 Macbook Pro (4GB RAM) that has been running slow for several OSX cycles, and since Mavericks it's been unbearable (spinning beachballs whenever you do anything). I tried upgrading ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

kernel_task filling up disk

Something weird just happened. I got a warning that my disk was running out of space. I knew that it had like 15GB free before and wondered where all the free space went. I checked Activity Monitor ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Get terminal application name from shell

I am used to my osascript aliases. In particular, I have nx for opening new tab and closing the old one. However, my scripts use application name to send keyboard signals to it. Instead of writing it ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Update bash to version 4.0 on OSX

Is it possible to actually update bash to version 4.0 in OSX Yosemite? echo $BASH_VERSION 3.2.57(1)-release This article and this thread refer to the same question, but they install a new shell ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How to allow only a specific user to access over network?

I'm trying to make a simple file server using the file sharing feature of OS X Mavericks. Is it possible to allow only a "sharing only" user to access the computer over the network, so that one ...
8
votes
1answer
648 views

What is the “rootless” feature in El Capitan, really? [closed]

I have just learned about the "Rootless" feature in El Capitan, and I am hearing things like "There is no root user", "Nothing can modify /System" and "The world will end because we can't get root" ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

After booting, cannot login to Standard user unless I login as Administrator first

After a fresh boot, I cannot login to my Standard User. It will not accept my password even though I am sure it is correct. I must first login as my Administrator User (do nothing), then log out and ...
1
vote
2answers
20 views

Cannot Add, Remove, Move, or Drag icons from Dock

I'm using OS X Yosemite (10.10.2) and recently I have been unable to drag or move any items on the dock. Right clicking them gives no option for "remove from dock", and the icons cannot be rearranged. ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Good Linux distribution for Macbook Air and VirtualBox

I have seen many Linux distributions tried to be used in Macbook Air, for instance. One custom made of Redhat Linux is one successful port in VirtualBox but it is not public. However, I would like ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Is the a way to remove the gap between window edge and the screen edge when the Dock is hidden?

When you hide the Dock, OS X leaves a small gap at that edge. Is there a way to get rid of it? In case you have never noticed the gap before here is a screenshot. Guess which side of the screen has ...
1
vote
2answers
110 views

Overcoming random slowness with my home Wi-Fi and 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pro

I've had issues where the Wi-Fi seems to slow to a crawl sporadically. This only happens on my home network; I've not seen it happen anywhere else. No other devices are affected while this is ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

USB Flash drive not mounting OS X

Some months ago I bought a USB flash drive 16 GB, and I have used it on my Windows machine with no errors or bugs, whatsoever. Since that I need to move some files from my Mac, the flash drive does ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Gatekeeper won't let LibreOffice open .csv files

I recently installed LibreOffice Vanilla (LOV) from the Mac App Store. I want it to be the default app for opening .csv files. When I try to open anyfile.csv with LOV, Gatekeeper complains that ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Paste tool for OSX

There is paste tool in Linux but have not found for OSX. Its name was probably dpaste or something in Linux. Assume you run xxd -ps r328.raw | head -n2430 and you want to paste it to your friend. ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Application permissions for Standard user

I use my Mac as a Standard user. When I first set it up, all applications were downloaded/installed using the Admin user. Running latest OSX 10.10.3 When using my Mac as the Standard user, every time ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Can't see hidden files with Standard user

I am using my Mac as a Standard user. Running latest OSX 10.10.3 I have used the following command from terminal: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowALLFiles YES But I still can't see my ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

How to reinstall OSX on a Macbook Air whose screen is broken, and OS has been erased?

So I've had this Macbook Air for a while with a completely broken screen, and I wanted to give it to a friend who would work with it using a second screen. I plugged a second screen to start ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

When updating OS related updates on the app, they get listed as installed but are not actually installed

I've noticed this consistently since I upgraded to Yosemite, and it's persisted into the El Capitan beta. Usually I'd just manually download the update files and install. I'd like to fix it but ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Saltstack RAET package issue

I was installed RAET on my system to deploy saltstack in my local environment, System Information, localhost:~ Apple$ sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.8.5 BuildVersion: 12F45 ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

To use STDBUF from Homebrew's coreutils

I run brew search stdbuf and get No formula found for "stdbuf". Searching pull requests... Closed pull requests: coreutils: upstream fix for stdbuf (https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/pull/32955) ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

How can I upgrade Mac OS without the administrator password?

I recently received an old iMac secondhand. I have no way to reach the original owner. I am trying to upgrade the OS software, but the prompts demand the administrator's name (which is auto-filled) ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Use headphone jack as line in for microphone on MacBook Pro Retina

MacBook Pro Retinas dropped the line-in (microphone) jack that previous MacBook Pros had. Sometimes I want to plug in a 1/8" microphone, but there's no option to switch the input from "internal ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Restore a Mac to default state

What is the best way to restore a new Mac (running Yosemite) to its "unused" state i.e. if you use a new mac to try it out, but have to return it to its owner, how can you make sure that any personal ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Warnings when installing pip

I just installed pip and got a few warning messages. Should I be concerned? Is there a way to check that pip was installed properly? Here's what I did: [mchenja@mycomp ~]$ sudo easy_install pip ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Is it Possible to RDP into a BootCamp Image running Windows 8.1?

I have forwarded a port on my router to my Mac mini OS X server which is running OS X and Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp. Can I remote into the BootCamp image using remote desktop or VNC? If so, what ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How does Apple track the origin of a program?

So, I downloaded an Xcode DMG from Apple's website from my main Mac. I copied this DMG to a samba network share. Later, I went on an entirely separate Mac and copied the DMG off the samba network ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

OS X cd command in /usr/bin instead of /bin

On OS X 10.8 I was looking at my /bin folder and found that cd was not there, but rather in the /usr/bin folder. Why is that? From the FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. I know that /bin should ...
-3
votes
1answer
161 views

How to make a bootable OS X Yosmite USB from Yosemite 10.10.3.dmg file

I have downloaded this installer from a torrent site and not from the MacAppStore because it was slow to download followed the advice here but couldn't do because the installer is in DMG format not in ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

automatically share photos to Photos iCloud Shared Albums

I'd like to script the Yosemite Photos app so that every time I place images to a folder on my desktop, it automatically is imported into the Photos app and uploaded to a shared album. Is this ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

SSH configration periodically gets overwritten and lost in yosemite

On Yosemite 10.10.3 my ssh configuration "~/.ssh/config" for hosts and keys will always get lost and gets overwritten with only this one line UserKnownHostsFile="/Users/user/.ssh/known_hosts" I ...
3
votes
7answers
128 views

Is there an OSX app/way to batch rename files via a purely text interface?

Many years ago - when I was a Windows user - I had an application which made renaming files an amazingly simple experience. You would select the files you wish to work with, and their filenames would ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Messages going to the Mac from my iPod

Every time I have a message sent to me, it's sent to my family's Mac and my iPod. How do I get them to stop going to my Mac? I have already tried looking into Settings and "Send and Receive" but all I ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Allow Standard users to add a VPN account

Is there a way to allow standard users to add a VPN connection? All computers are running 10.10.3
0
votes
1answer
45 views

How to debug Safari CPU utilization and spinning beach ball?

I have been plagued by performance problems in my late 2010 MacBook Air for several months now. Most of it seems centred around Safari. I regularly get very high fan speeds (loud to the point of very ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

Opening links on Mac Chrome app in Incognito Mode

Is there a way to open a certain link with Chrome app Incognito Mode using the Terminal app on my Mac? (I want to input the link in the command as well).
0
votes
0answers
21 views

rsync error: connection unexpectedly closed

I'm trying to backup some folders on an ubuntu server to an external G-Drive, connected through thunderbolt to my iMac, in this manner: $ time nohup sh -c 'rsync -avz myuser@myserver:/home/user/ ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

CPU hogging under OSX 10.6.8

Still running 10.6.8. However recent behaviour has been troublesome: the machine is manifesting memory issues. Activity monitor shows Safari Web Content hogging huge amounts of CPU, but that's not ...
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

macbook air 2011 13 inch is still freezing after motherboard change after 3 changes the motherboard is fried

so my macbook air 2011 was freezing and one time i open it and it wont open and would stay on the grey screen no apple logo and the keyboard i take it to be fixed and i change the motherboard but ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Why can't I execute mysql without the full path? [duplicate]

At my terminal, I can't cd to the folder containing mysql and call it. TimsMacBookAir:/ tim$ cd /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/ TimsMacBookAir:bin tim$ mysql -bash: mysql: command not found If I ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Accidentally unload all launchctl daemons

While trying to set up some services (OS X 10.10 Yosemite), I accidentally did a sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ and the screen was frozen immediately. Now my Mac doesn't boot ...
0
votes
2answers
84 views
+100

How do I get the trackpad (force touch) to recognise a click right after a scroll?

I use CAD software and a really common action is to zoom out (two finger scroll) followed by a click and drag to pan around the document. On the new MBR pro with force touch trackpad I'm finding that ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

how to write a dock for mac?

I'am an iOS developer. I've never been interested in Mac development so I don't know anything about this. I wonder how to develop an alternative Dock to MacOSX's default Dock. I looked for Apple's ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

I installed libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib but my audio plugin still doesn't work

That about sums it up. I'm running a Mac Pro 2.93 !2 core with 10.9.5 Maverick.
1
vote
0answers
19 views

I need to batch move files from one location to another, and put them in pre-existing folders with the same first 7 characters

I am looking to automate moving large amounts of files. Basically I have one location on our network full of .zip files. They are all named like "12-3456.zip" etc. I need to move each of these .zip ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

My Mac appears twice in the Network folder

After I tried Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac (which I eventually de-installed using the provided uninstaller), my Mac began appearing twice in the Network pane. Thinking it was a sharing bug, I turned ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

Alternatives to Google Earth that can consume KMZ

I'm trying to eliminate Google software from my OS X experience. I would like to eliminate Google Earth. Are there OS X tools that can consume or work with KMZ files? Are there good online tools that ...