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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Format usb drive into ext4 and swap partitions

I have been trying to create a model of a passive WiFi tracker by following the steps given in the following link: http://edwardkeeble.com/2014/02/passive-wifi-tracking/ One of the steps requires me ...
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What is this OS X El Capitan UI theme/customization: Close/Minimize/Maximize and Scroll Bars

How do I install this; with what; where is it from; who made it? Thank you.
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New USB Drive Cannot be accessed

Suddenly my PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive has stopped working. It doesn't show up in Finder, Windows starts going crazy when I plug it in, Linux says the device could not be opened, and Disk Utility also ...
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Launching App Automatically when Certain File Type is Found

In osx is there a way to launch an application automatically whenever a certain filetype is added to a particular folder? To be more specific, I'd like StuffIt to launch automatically when a .rar file ...
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Change ISO volume label on OS X?

I have some ISO files here with weird volume labels. I want to rename them to something I can easily remember. I know in Windows using either winiso or poweriso (both are non-free?) it can be done ...
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El Capitan animation direction in Spaces

El Capitan allows switching workspaces in Mission Control view (which shows an overview of all windows) by using 4-finger swipe left/right gesture. However, when invoking Mission control from ...
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Can I re-install OS X on an encrypted drive without the password?

I don't know my password to my Mac OS X account and it has file encrypt enabled on drive. If I reinstall Mac OS X, will it require a password to do so?
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complete (full) rootless disable

even though El Capitan, in recovery partition, allows the user to "disable" rootless, it should be possible to disable "even more" the SIP layer. could someone confirm that using nvram ...
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com.apple.MediaLibraryService error in Console.app – how can I reset or edit its plist?

Does anybody know how I can reset com.apple.MediaLibraryService? I don't have any CPU or battery drain issues with it, but I can't synchronize photos to my iPhone anymore. As soon as I start iTunes ...
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play display from MacBook to projector connected to mac pro

I've got a projector connected to my MacPro. Now I would like to be able to mirror the screen from my MacBook(!) to this projector. Is this possible? Seems like an use case for AirPlay, but I am new ...
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Finder and other apps keep crashing / fail to launch

I have never had this issue before, but sometimes when I turn on my Mac, Finder fails to start or crashes and then cannot be reopened. Other times Finder starts fine, but apps fail to launch, such as ...
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lost drive space [duplicate]

This is the get into - And the finder view - From a 2008 MacPro, running 10.5.8 Snow Leo. This wouldn't be an issue, except I was planning to update to an SSD. With only 60GB used, and much of ...
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Terminal - Weird spaces included when typing fast

Whenever I want to use the pipe operator in the terminal, I get a weird kind of "bug": As is shown in the image above, I can type the exact same command twice and it will sometimes register it or ...
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Do you know how to read a Kernel Panic Report?

I updated to OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 from Mountain Lion last weekend, after a hard drive failure (I bought a new one). Since then, I have had about 7 kernel panics, I've had two panics today already. ...
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Partition map check failed because no slices were found for SD Card

When I connected my sd card to macbook, I got the error "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer". I ran following commands ~ diskutil list /dev/disk2 (internal, physical): #: ...
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Create custom Terminal shortcuts

I'm working a lot with SSH connections to servers, by for example forwarding localports or just establishing SSH connection to manage some servers. For this I would like to be able to create some ...
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OS X displays weird pattern randomly freezes and shuts off

I recently upgraded an early 2011 MacBook Pro, installed 2 new Kingston SSDs and two new 4 GB RAM sticks (unsure of brand, and I think what may be causing the issues, but wanted to get a second ...
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Wrong file group for various files and folders after restoring from Time Machine

After I change to an SSD and restored my computer form a Time Machine backup, all the files and folders in my users home folder have a wrong file group. They all have the file group set to 503, which ...
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How to run a shell script from an AppleScript?

I am using a Mac running OSX Yosemite v.10.10.5. When I try to run my shell script from my AppleScript, I get the following error message: Error message at AppleScript Script Editor error "sh: ...
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Beachball of death, login screen and kernel_task issues

I have an issue with a 2 week old MBP 13 (early 2015). Here is 3 things I'm worrying about: Beachball of death. It is appeared 2 or 3 times (once when Chrome and Atom were open and once after 10 ...
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How to restore OS X drive to factory defaults?

I turned off the Core Storage volume manager on my OS X partition (i.e. diskutil cs revert). Now my Recovery HD displays in Disk Utility and in Startup Manager. I don't like this and would like to ...
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import file view on Mac El Capitan Not there

Not sure what this view is called but when importing a file from computer to the internet I no longer have this type of viewing option (see photo), is there way to have it appear this way?
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Can't show clock in OSX menu bar

Recently the clock on my OSX menu bar has disappeared for no apparent reason. I'm using OSX 10.10.5 I try to add it again by going to System Preferences --> Date & Time --> Clock --> Show date ...
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How do I run a .sh or .command file in Terminal

I've always wanted to be able to run a script I've downloaded online directly from the Finder but just double clicking the file does not work.
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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Only half of the display works, can I set to display only in that region?

I have a Macbook with a cracked screen, only the top left half of the screen works, is there anyway to reduce the screen resolution, keep the DPI the same, and thus have the entire OS visible in the ...
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Blocking applications from terminal?

I want to disable Safari because I end up using it to waste time on sites like youtube. I use Stayfocud and Leechblock on chrome and firefox, but there isn't anything good for Safari (WasteNoTime is ...
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How to boot up Mac OS onto a Windows computer

I have been attempting to boot a Mac computer's OS onto my Windows computer for a while now and I just want to know if it is even possible before I continue my hunt. I have booted other OS's onto my ...
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Storage used by applications doesn't match between folder info and system report

I'm running on Macbook Pro OS X 10.11. I'm curious that when I check my storage the system reports I've used for apps 100.15GB whereas the applications folder size is just 39.56GB. Is it probably ...
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What folder do alchemy samples get saved to in Logic Pro X?

I'm also curious about ESX, Drum samples, and Apple Loops. I have two folders on my Mac that have the audio files. One is Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support and the other is Macintosh ...
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How to clean pip installed packages on MacOSX?

I try to remove all pip installed packages from MacOSX. I'm doing it to ensure I'm using homebrew pip from now on (to avoid problems with SIP). Following zsh loop removed most of them, but some ...
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Why does my Macbook occasionally refuse to log back in after sleeping?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro Early 2015 currently running El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21). I use it very heavily just about every day for coding, web browsing, etc. I rarely reboot it, basically just to ...
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Shortcut for jumping between words in Sublime Text 2 wanted

I want to jump between words in a text editor (e.g. Sublime Text 2). In Windows, I can use Ctrl-Left or Ctrl-Right. What is the shortcut on Mac?
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Is there a way to move all windows back to the iMac (from HDTV)?

My iMac is hooked up to an HDTV, and sometimes I move windows over to the HDTV. But sometimes, my HDTV is not powered on, or it is set to the cable box, and I can't find the windows (apps) on my ...
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Final Cut Pro X Unusable Due to NAS Connection Error Message

My Final Cut Pro X has gotten into a state where a message box keeps re-appearing every few seconds. In frustration I, completely deleted FCP X and re-installed, which leads me to believe it is ...
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Workflow/tools for installing command line application on OS X (Yosemite or later)

I maintain a set of command line bioinformatics tools which we distribute as source and binaries for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Currently the binary distribution for OS X is just a zip file containing ...
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Accessing a local IIS server in a VM on a Mac from an iOS device for testing

I have a Windows 10 install running in a Parallels VM on 2009 Mac Pro running OS X 10.11 and I want to access the IIS server in the VM for testing on iOS. I can reach website running in the VM from OS ...
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Terminal Error: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug - Unable to Repair Permissions

I'm getting an error when I open Terminal saying: login(495,0x7fff77186000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7f8cdad0b780: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in ...
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Constant VPN issues on El Capitan

I installed an el capitan update about two weeks ago, and since then I've had constant issues connecting my macbook pro to my work VPN. I can connect ok, but after only a few minutes (usually-- it ...
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Java/Scala programs running on my mac are slow

I'm using my Mac machine (Macbook Pro 2015, with SSD) for work, doing mainly Java/Scala development with it. The machine I'm currently using is about half a year old, fresh install, with some ...
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Open specific links in specific browsers

Is it possible to tell OS X to always open one site in Chrome, and always open another site in Safari? In a nutshell, I want to set a default browser per domain rather than globally for the entire ...
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How can I display the SSID I am connected to in the Menu extensions area?

I'd like to also display the SSID I am currently connected to next to the WiFi signal strength indicator. Running El Capitan (10.11.4)
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Parallels 7 after El Capitan update

I have Parallels 7 on my Macbook Pro. I just installed El Capitan onto my Macbook and now I can't open Parallels. What do I need to do?
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OS X Server: Can't upgrade or configure: App Store fails: “This action could not be completed”

My Mac OS X Server (which is used for wiki as well as a build server / time machine backup hub) is broken due to App Store update problems, and upgrading doesn't work because I cannot authenticate ...
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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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Mail app “disappears” mail for one account

I have my business email through GoDaddy. It is IMAP. I retrieve this email on my rMBP, my iPhone 6s Plus, my iPad Pro and a couple of Android devices. On my rMBP (and my iMac before it), I will ...
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MacBook Pro external hard drive “read only” [duplicate]

I plugged in an external drive I have been using in my Windows computer to my MacBook Pro and I do not have write access to it. When going to the info pane, it says "read only access". What is the ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard 2 native function keys don't work

I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 (the US layout model). I own a Macbook Pro 15" (Late 2012), updated to El Capitan (if relevant, this computer was running the El Capitan Beta prior to its ...
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Automate Menu driven actions - XLD to verify flac with AccurateRip

I have ripped all my CDs over time, using different OSes (Linux, OS X, possibly even some with Windows 2000...) and different programs. I am now using XLD which verifies the rip using the AcurateRip ...
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OS X attempting to connect to non-existent server

My wife's Mac is acting up and I've been trying to sort it out for a while with no success. Anytime she opens a new Finder window, tries to upload an image to Facebook, exports an image from ...