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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How do I use Regedit on PlayOnMac [closed]

I wanted to change a few keys. And also add a few files for a program. How do I do this?
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How to enable routing in OS X El Capitan

I've got a Linux VMware virtual machine (guest) configured with a NAT adapter on a 192.168.56.0 subnet. Its IP address is 192.168.56.128 and my Mac (host) got 192.168.56.1. Guest's default gateway is ...
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Mac App Store Character Set error!

I'm having trouble with the Mac App Store. It shows me error messages with question marks instead of normal letters as in the following pic. Can anyone help me?
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Can’t install scikit-learn for python on Mac - wrong directory

I’m tearing my hair out! (Not much left!) When I run easy_install -U scikit-learn as admin I get the following error: Admin$ easy_install -U scikit-learn error: can't create or remove files in ...
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How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility?

How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility? That is, I'd like to right-click on a directory and tar and zip it. Yes I know how to work with tar from the shell: tar zcvf ../foo.tgz . ...
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How do delete menulets added via “Onyx”

I added some menus via Onyx and now I don't know how to get rid of them again. Holding option and clicking on the menus doesn't provide an option to close them and I cannot delete the "iChat.menu" in ...
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How to run a command at startup

I want to automatically start my MongoDB Server at startup. The command for it is mongod --dbpath="/Users/prateek/Desktop/Mongo Database" How do I configure this in Mac OSX El Capitan? Note - I ...
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Unable to install with admin

I am trying to update MAMP MySQL from this link, but when i double click the file as mentioned in the blog. I get message saying, The file “Install_MySQL_5.6.25.command” could not be executed ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 App Store hogs the connection when downloading new OS X

I'm trying to download Mavericks from App Store but it's hogging my internet connection. Is there anyway to set the App Store to download at a lower speed or take fewer connections or whatever to be ...
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What about copying using the Finder?

From this link, How can I speed up SD card writing speed (using /dev/disk*) on a MacBook Pro?, it implies the SD card might be alright... just because the software is using the buffered version of the ...
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Bookmarks in Mac OS X top bar launched by an application?

I’m trying to find the best way to organize my workflow (I’m a web developer). The idea is to have a Projects dropdown menu in the Mac OS X top bar, with a list of folders (my projects). I’m using ...
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keyboard locked on a different language [closed]

My macbook is locked while keyboard is typing simbols instead of letters and tried to reset the system by cmd key + s but wen i want to put in the root requirements it doesnt work
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OS X 10.11 Not able to change the folder permission

I have root permission but still I am not able to change the folder permission sudo chmod -R 777 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/ chmod: Unable to change file mode on ...
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How to restore OS X on MacBook Air after installing Windows 8?

After installing Windows 8 MacBook Air is not booting. I want to revert back to OS X. I need help on how to do that.
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find doesn't search within subdirectories

I'm using find . -name '*~' to find files that end with ~ but it only shows files that are not in the subdirectories. When I use find . -name "#*" it shows all files including the ones that are in the ...
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Questions about permissions, specifically across machines

I've got a couple of external HDDs and I've noticed the permissions on them are differ, which has got me wondering how a few things work. On the hard drive that seems to be normal, it has the ...
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Move folder to finder favorite bar not possible - bug in OSX

Just in case someone runs into the same problem and is banging his had on the wall as there seems no solution ... OS X 10.11.3 still contains a bug where it sometimes is not possible to add a folder ...
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How to kill Apple magic trackpad/keyboard connection messages

Whenever I take my laptop away from my desk (to type on the couch), OSX goes crazy letting me know that my Apple keyboard is connected, now disconnected, now connected, now disconnected... The ...
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Open djvu file with Evince?

I have installed evince from homebrew. But I have no idea how to change the default application of djvu file to evince. Yes, I can run it from Terminal, but it's not always that convenient. This ...
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How do I open an iOS app that I transferred to my Mac?

I downloaded an app on my phone and transferred it to my MacBook Pro and I got a file of the app. Whenever I click on it, it says the app already exists in my iTunes library and do I want to replace ...
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Apple Mail: Only TLS v1.0 supported

I'm on OS X 10.11.3 I can't connect to mail servers running only TLS version 1.2 or 1.1 with Apple Mail. IMAP as well as SMTP connections are always established using TLS 1.0 Could that be correct? ...
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openssl version on OSX 10.11.3

I'm on OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan It seems that I am using openssl 0.9.8zg. Could that be right? ~ ❯❯❯ openssl version OpenSSL 0.9.8zg 14 July 2015 ~ ❯❯❯ whereis openssl /usr/bin/openssl ~ ❯❯❯ ...
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Why would “ls -R” on a mounted CDROM fail with e.g. “ls: notes: No such file or directory”

I popped an old CDROM into my computer and executed ls -lR /Volumes/CDROM and received dozens of error like this: ./notes: ls: notes: No such file or directory but /Volumes/CDROM/notes does ...
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Screen Sharing keyboard issues

I regularly operate a Mac Mini (10.9.2) from my 13" MacBook (10.6.8) and edit audio and video using Audacity and iMovie. I just got a new(er) 13" MacBook Pro (10.11.3) and am trying to do the same ...
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Having video issue, not sure how to describe it

I have a mid-2009 Mac Pro with dual video cards. About a year ago I started noticing an odd video artifact on one of my monitors. I'd be scrolling something vertically and part of it would freeze, ...
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MBP - Switch back to built-in microphone

I have some Apple earplugs with a broken microphone, therefore I cannot talk. I would like to switch back to the built-in microphone. However, there is no option to do so in the Sound System ...
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List number of files in multiple zip files

How can I get the total number of files in multiple zip files at the same time? I have around 1000 zipfiles in one folder and would like to know the total amount of files inside them all combined. How ...
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Is it possible to evaluate an expression in launchd's ProgramArguments array?

Is it possible to compose my launchd.plist file so that an embedded expression is evaluated and not treated as a literal value? And, if so, how? I have a ~/Library/LaunchAgents/setenv.JAVA_HOME.plist ...
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Apps “cannot be opened because of a problem”

Whenever I am trying to open an app, most of them won't open with the error as below. I am really helpless here. Is there is any issue with my machine? I have a Ubuntu background and recently ...
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App is greyed out

What does it mean when an app is greyed out like this? It is not compatibility with OS X version because this grey thing just happened suddenly and I used to run this app a short time ago and I ...
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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...
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NFS on El Capitan: In rwxrwx— directory, Finder can't delete but Terminal can, and both can create

I have an NFS drive mounted: /../Volumes/PDISK2 -fstype=nfs,nolockd,rw nfs://10.0.0.11/Volumes/PDISK2 /../Volumes/PDISK3 -fstype=nfs,nolockd,rw nfs://10.0.0.11/Volumes/PDISK3 Taking ...
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How to perform FileVault authenticated restart when updating OSX from AppStore?

I am aware of the authenticated restart when using FileVault 2 on OS X. Running the fdesetup authrestart command does however restart the system immediately. Now, when running the OS X Update from ...
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What exactly does “out of application memory” mean?

When OS X (10.11 in my case) pops up a dialog saying the system has run out of application memory, what does this really mean? I've looked at this question, but my question is a bit more specific and ...
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System asking for Apple ID login

Recently my El Capitan has started asking me for my Apple ID credentials, out of the blue. It often happens after waking the system from sleep, but not always, and sometimes it happens during the ...
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Terminal Command into Applescript

I have the following terminal command that I want to automate using applescript. I also would like to have a command to cd directories to the folder where I want to apply the command first. After cd ...
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Unable to boot into recovery mode on El Capitan MacBook Air

I want to disable System Integrity Protection, So i am trying to run this command csrutil disable On recovery mode, But i am not able to boot in Recovery mode, It keep showing user login screen, I ...
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How to put Wifi card in monitor mode?

When I run tcpdump, I do so after having connected to an access point. Is there a way to run tcpdump without having connected already?
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How to restore my Macbook Air thoroughly without a OS X recovery partition?

I brought my Macbook Air(Mid 2015) July 2015. Then I started endlessly installing different linux distributions on it. One day, I make a mistake and my OS X recovery partition was deleted. Now I ...
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Recovering iPhone camera roll from iMac

Today I upgraded from an iPhone 5s to an iPhone 6s via the Verizon store. The clerk told me everything would be transferred between phones automatically. After getting home I discovered my photos on ...
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QuickLook process has a file open multiple times

I was cleaning up my Mac (on El Capitan 10.11.2), and I tried to delete some obscure old Word file. When I clicked on "empty trash", it gave me the message that the file was being used. I didn't know ...
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Where does OS X keep the FileVault password during reboots in an upgrade?

For security concerns, I wonder how it would be possible for an OS X upgrade (e.g. from Mavericks to El Capitan), to reboot my Mac multiple times without asking me for my FileVault 2 password? I ...
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How to put Spotlight back into the middle of the screen

I have a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro. For some reason, Spotlight search now appears in the middle of the right hand edge of the screen, rather than the center. This is not catastrophic, but extremely odd. I ...
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Disabling automatic en dash when editing files in TextEdit

I've noticed that typying -- in text edit results in those signs being converted to en dash: –. This is highly undesirable behaviour. For example correct formatting for the SRT files is (related ...
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OSX 10.11.3 keeps crashing when logging in

When logging in on my MBP (from stand by) it crashes in the middle of typing the password, and goes back to the user selection screen. When click on my user icon, and then typing in the password ...
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Can not resize disk image file .dmg

I've found that OS X supports .img files which might be resized after it was created. Interesting thing is I can not resize more than 1 time :) is it real limitation or I'm doing something wrong ? ...
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Force Preview to use freehand mode by default

How to I make Preview use freehand mode by default while I'm drawing? It seems to want to smooth everything everytime.
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Can a webpage open in Safari crash the whole computer?

I have a Mid-2011 MacBook Air. Everything seems to be working fine, except Safari keeps freezing and stops responding. Sometimes, when Safari freezes, it causes the whole computer to crash and I have ...
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Any way to log off or close apps when time limits run out

My kids use Steam to play games on the Mac. Each kid gets half an hour through parental controls time limit feature. However, it just locks their account and leaves the apps running. Steam can only ...
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What do some of the / directories do? [duplicate]

When I run cd / && ls I see some directories in which I know the purpose of, and then others I don't. Here are the directories I do not know the functions of: /etc /opt /private What do all ...