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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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 ...
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How to delete an undeletable file?

I have removed the Transmit app (ftp program) by drag and drop it to my trash including the other files of the application in the Library folder ~/Library and empty the trash. Then I found out that ...
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How do I import photos in OS X without using Photos.app?

My girlfriend always used Picasa to import photos from the camera, but since upgrading to OS X 10.11 El Capitan that doesn't work anymore. Using Photos.app, she is able to import the photos, but they'...
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How to query the history record of when the USB driver which has been used?

I always use one USB flash disk on my MacBook Air (OS X 10.10.3), but I lost it recently. I need a way to view when the last date & time the USB device was connected to the computer.
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How to change sidebar icons in OS X El Capitan?

Without using a 3rd-party application, how do I go about changing the icon in the sidebar for the Developer folder? When I click on "Get Info" for this icon it's showing the icon does have the hammer ...
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How can I change the black text in my terminal?

I have changed the color in my profile, but some text is still black. How can I make all black text inverted, or any color that's visible? I'm including screenshot of my preferences and the issue. The ...
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Resize Viewport on Macbook Air Because part of screen is broken

There's a thin black bar that doesn't show anything along the right side of my macbook air's screen (I dropped it). Is there a way to resize things so that osx doesn't use that part of the screen at ...
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Adobe Creative Cloud stopps installing Photoshop at 42% on Mac OS

I've got a problem with the Adobe Creative Cloud on Mac OS. I installed Illustrator without problems, but Photoshop stopps at 42% (saying: Extracting... and than Installation error). I tried ...
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Network Proxy *.local, 169.254/16 bypass

Is the reason this bypass of *.local, 169.254/16 on my MacBook Pro OX S El Capitan computer the result of me giving my wifi password out to my neighbor?
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esc button OS X needs to be released on every command

In terminal I use escB or escF to jump through the words. If I want 2x back I've to do escB twice. Otherwise I just start typing F or B in Terminal. The modifier keys ctrl / alt /cmd work ...
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OSX 10.11.x and Adobe CS6 suite incl photoshop?

Since updating to OSX 10.11.3, I have found Photoshop CS6 will not load, as well as several other programs. Others include Hugin, possibly Dragon Dictate 5 (not resolved or confirmed yet re VP ...
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iMovie included with MacBook Pro [duplicate]

The standard amount of time to view photo in movie is too long. In the Microsoft movie maker you could set the default clip length. Do I have to manually shorten all the clips (pictures)?
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How to change my Mac keyboard back to British English from US English

For some reason my Mac's keyboard has changed fro British English to US English. This means that when I need to do a "£" sign I need to hit option+3 rather than shift+3, which is pretty irritating. I ...
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Mount AS400 share on OSX 10.10 missing files

Running 10.10.x and trying to mount to our corporate IBM AS400 share via: mount -t smbfs "//user:pass@192.168.10.43" /Volumes/AS400 Works, however if I navigate to the folder I need ls /Volumes/...
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Time control for specific applications on OS X

Is there a simple way to limit the use of a specific application to a certain amount of time (for instance one hour per day)? To be more specific, I use a Macbook with OS X 10.10, on which there are ...
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Pretend to be specific Mac OS X version when running app

I've purchased a Mac OS X app (outside the App Store) that seems to have arbitrary limitations based on the Mac OS X version. It is fully functional on El Capitan, but has a few features that it ...
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Any way in OS X to use a keyboard shortcut to switch to a full screen application?

OS X has a feature where you can create a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular desktop / space. However, there isn't an obvious way to use a keyboard shortcut switch to directly a full ...
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MacBook Muted, some applications still provide sound

I discovered this not so long ago, when I started using Skype. I get notification sounds even though my speakers are on mute. The same thing happens with email. Suddenly there's a notification/alert ...
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OS X: How can I control the audio volume of a network computer, from another computer?

Is there a way to control the audio volume of an OS X machine on my network, from another OS X machine on the network? I have found ways to control the volume of my OS X computer from iOS devices, ...
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Using disk makes things slow on El Captain

If I run following alias in my $HOME directory: biggest_files='find 2>/dev/null . -type f -ls | sed -e "s/[[:blank:]][[:blank:]]*/ /g" | cut -d" " -f 7,11- | sort -nr | head -25 | awk "{ printf \"%...
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OS X doesn't query local DNS names properly

None of our OS X client machines in our workplace query local DNS names of our servers properly after connecting to VPN. For other client machines – including Linux and Windows – it works properly. ...
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Can't click links at all in certain circumstances

This problem has bothered me for a few months now, but only in very limited circumstances. When I went on medium.com and tried to access my profile, when I clicked to open the navigation, the box ...
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MacBook Pro only boots into Recovery Mode

My MacBook Pro will only boot into Recovery Mode (i.e., I get the "OS X Utilities" screen). There appears to be nothing wrong with the laptop otherwise. When I try to restore Yosemite, it asks for my ...
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MEvent. Case! on Matlab running on Mac

When I try to two-finger scroll in a matlab window, I get the error MEvent.Case! The proposed solution (as posted on the Matlab forum) seems to work just fine for Matlab running on Linux !...