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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Limechat hotkey for switching between servers?

I know that you can do ⌘+1, ⌘+2, etc to switch between channel 1, channel 2, etc of a particular server that you are currently on. If you have multiple servers that you are connected to, is there any ...
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Mac osX boot camp issue

i tried installing windows 8.1 on my mac osX and while the boot camp process was on the disk partitioning was in process and my mac suddenly restarted with a bootcamp error. now there is no windows8.1 ...
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MacBook Pro startup problems

My MacBook Pro 8,1 Late 2011 was working fine till yesterday. Current issue, 1 - it takes approximately 20 mins to start which goes like this: Then this happens: Then it gets stuck on this, ...
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Set cookies in a browser from the command line

Is it possible in OSX to set cookies on a browser from the command line? I'm not too fussed about which browser, any of Chrome, Firefox and Safari (in that order of preference) would work.
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Volume bezel faster fade or more transparent on OSX

Many people are annoyed by the big fat bezels that appear on changing the volume/brightness/etc. and are pretty intrusive. Now, I'd like to still have them appear but make them less intrusive, e.g. by ...
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Lost access to partition in a Fusion Drive Mac OS 10.11.5

Lost access to the boot drive with name Mac Mini, Logical Volume A6452696-4CBC-4909-81C4-9B636940587A, size 1.1 TB Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Can't mount it, can't delete the volume in Disk Utility ...
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How to always show a Bcc field in Mail

I'm trying to send a message in Mail, but I don't have a Bcc field. How can I show a Bcc field? Is there a way to set it as default, i.e. always show a Bcc field?
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Are numpad numbers from an external numpad recognized as different keys?

I have extensively been using Photoshop and want to improve my workflow. I have a Wacom tablet, which works great, but now the numpad on the keyboard, which I use for a number of things, is far from ...
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Constant wifi drops on El Capitan

I use a 2015 Retina MBP (13inch) and have been experiencing wifi disconnections since I have upgraded to El Capitan. I am now using 10.11.5 and the problem remains. I am experiencing wifi dropouts on ...
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Is there a window-snapping application—or alternative solution—where you don't have to give accessibility features permission?

I'm on an iMac at my photography school, and like any stock Mac computer, there is no window-snapping feature (why Apple?). I could add window-snapping applications, but since I don't have the ...
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Use third party bluetooth keyboard or virtual keyboard to login to MacOS

Hi I started to use a third party keyboard with my MacOS. As I remember in the past bluetooth keyboards from third party are not activated on the login screen. I tried this one and it is also not ...
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El Capitan : How to disable Force Click “Dictionary Pop-ups” in Chrome?

In my Chrome Browser, whenever i "Force Click" (hard clicked by one finger) upon a Word, the dictionary lookup Pop-up is always popping out. Like this: I have already DISABLED the "Force Click" ...
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Screensaver login password forgot

I was working on my mac(mountain lion) when its battery finished. Now when I open it shows the screensaver login screen. I do not remember the password. I searched for a way out online. The method ...
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Macintosh HD partition only 90gb

I was trying to delete my Windows 10 partition but there was an error with bootcamp saying that I couldn't delete the partition. I booted into single user mode and typed the command /sbin/fsck -fy ...
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Unable to show hidden files on Mac

I just received a new MacBook, running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5, from my new employer and I am unable to force hidden files to show in Finder. This is my fourth MacBook, and in the past I have always ...
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Alt-Tabbing through windows

I'm used to having Alt-Tab set to cycle forward through the windows of a single app and Shift-Alt-Tab to go backwards. I had this working on Yosemite by fiddling with the shortcuts in System Settings >...
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Little Snitch: Does restricting address/port for an application disable future connection prompts?

I have downloaded the trial version of Little Snitch. After install, when I am prompted with connection requests, I have the option to allow or deny the connection via "Any Connection" or "Only" a ...
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Make iOS devices by default connect to external audio sources (Airplay/Bluetooth)?

Is there a way to get an iOS device to connect to an Airplay server and/or Bluetooth audio device by default? I would like my iPad to use my Mac computer's speakers by default, instead of the iPad ...
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How do I override the terminal command “rm” to perform the “rm -i” command by default?

The command rm nukes files. rm -i asks for confirmation before nuking the files. When I use rm, I want rm -i to happen.
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Routers that are compatible with Time Machine

I'm looking for a router that provides file storage requirements for OS X Time Machine to see the router as a backup destination. I found that Netgear R7000 is supporting it. While unfortunately, ...
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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

My cursor on my Mac (running the latest version of El Capitan) has been freezing for a split second around every 10 seconds – it then reappears in the place it should've been if it hadn't disappeared. ...
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OS X randomly asking for NAS login after using mount_afp on Terminal

This is a very weird issue that is apparently so rare Google hasn't been any help in finding a clue as to why this happens or how to fix it. I use mount_afp on Terminal to mount the music directory ...
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program function layers on keyboard

I've seen keyboard projects which use the micro controller "teensy" for programming the keyboard firmware. This way it is possible to define "function layers" which means that you can change "layers" ...
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Unable to connect a remote disk using afp

I have two network drives in my local network - one is WDMyCloud device and the other is a USB hard drive connected to AirPort Extreme. All of a sudden the mac cannot connect these devices using AFP. ...
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Is it possible to output different audio to HDMI and built-in speaker simultaneously?

After I connected my Macbook Pro to an HDTV with HDMI cord, I can choose to output audio to either the HDMI port or the built-in speaker. And I know that it it possible to create a "congregate" audio ...
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Securing Mac Server after Server Admin got fired

Recently our Network and Server Administrator got let go. We are a small organization and she was alone looking after Windows and Mac Servers. We have tried to secure the network by changing the ...
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Why does brightness shortcuts don’t work after shut down El Capitan?

0 down vote favorite It is El Capitan 10.11.5 iMac Late 2015 After start shut downed Mac I can’t change brightness by any shortcuts. Usually it was F1 and F2 on this Mac. And I Restored Defaults in ...
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How to fix / Reset App Store app on Mac OSX - El Capitan

Newly upgraded to Latest released OS X - El Capitan (10.11.5). Now when I open App Store app, the spinning wheel to right of < > buttons on upper left side continues to spin with no content visible ...
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Animated gif as user picture in OS X?

How can I set an animated gif as user picture in OS X? Is it possible?
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What files should be copied to manually migrate a user account?

The user account I normally use has something wrong with its native OS "Internet Accounts" configuration. It's corrupted or something. This causes login failures within native OS X apps such as "...
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How to access virtual machine website in iMac?

I have installed Windows Server 2012 in VirtualBox inside iMac. Now I need to access the website created in VirtualBox in iMac. can any one guide me please?
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Restoring Preferences after downgrade from El Capitan to Yosemite

I had to revert from 10.11.5 to 10.10.5 because of some devices not working on the newest OS. I had prepared a USB flash drive a while ago and in order for it to work I had to erase the partition the ...
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Batch command to change each file's creation date to match the information in the file name

I have a folder with several hundred video files. All files names are in this format: 2011-08-27 11.18.00 Unfortunately the 'Date Created' for each file is the date on which it were converted (a ...
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Unable to recover disk space Mac OS X EI Capitan

I deleted one partition on my mac and now I am not able to recover that space. diskutil list shows below output. Here I see total space is 500 GB and size of Yosemite(installed El Capitan on it) is ...
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Keep dual screen active with MBP and iMac, after hibernation/sleep

I have an older iMac (2009) as a second monitor for a MacbookPro (2015). Both are running El Capitan. By hooking up a thunderbolt cable I can activate the second monitor feature using Cmd+F2 just fine....
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In multi-monitor setup, how to control which workspace a newly launched app appears in?

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.11) with one HDMI monitor and one USB monitor. The MBP is on the left, HDMI in the middle, and the USB is on the right. Each monitor has ~3 workspaces (meaning I usually ...
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How to get Mac to give Ethernet connection priority? [duplicate]

I have the following issues / question. I use WIFI and Ethernet through each other like most people probably. Certain things like ripping a blu ray I want to do through the Ethernet connection so ...
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Mac OS: Disable the eject button/option, disable option to unmount drive from Finder [duplicate]

I have external drive which is always connected to my Mac. I want to disable the option to umnount/eject this certain drive in Finder. Is there any option to do such thing? I'd like to disable the ...
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Bind Volume controls to non-Apple keyboard without 3rd party software

All the software I could find that does this is broken on Sierra and will probably break again in the future, so I need a solution to set the system volume in the same increments as the volume keys ...
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Why is DYLD_FORCE_FLAT_NAMESPACE causing high CPU use?

In OSX dlyd is a dynamic linker which can be used to load and link shared libraries when a programe/app is executed. Using DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES can neatly add a library to any particular app, which ...
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Dock won't appear on other displays

I know, you can't have the dock on both screens at the same time, and I know that there's a 'swipe down' gesture I'm supposed to be able to do with the mouse to make the dock appear. I just can't seem ...
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Arrow cursor hotspot off by a few pixels

On my MacBook Pro i have realised that the default mouse cursor (black arrow) has its hotspot a few pixels off the top left corner. It becomes obvious if I move the cursor slowly to a button in the ...
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Replaced SSD drive on MBPr shown as External

I replaced my internal MBPr SSD for an OCW Aura one. It works great, but it's recognised as "External" (despite being installed internally), which means it shows up on Finder/Desktop as an external ...
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How can I install es_AR locale on OSX El Capitan?

I'm trying to install a locale on OSX (El Capitan) and I can't figure it out. I've been googling for hours now. In Ubuntu is as simple as locale-gen and dpkg-reconfigure. I'm coding a PHP ...
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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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How to have two inputs at different levels in an aggregate device? (Soundflower)

So I'm trying to record a video that records both the audio from my mic and the sounds from my system. I've used Soundflower to do this. Here's what I have so far: I set up this multiple output ...
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Translate across apps from the right-click menu

I am trying to find a way to translate between two languages from the right-click menu or the Services menu. The behavior I am trying to achieve is right-clicking (or control-clicking) on a word in ...
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Can I damage my machine if I restart it multiple times?

Today I had to restart my rMBP multiple times (2-3 times, one after another) due to a software update, can it damage my machine (logic board, ssd, ram memory) at all? (long/short term)?
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Xcode 7.2.1 Supporting Files folder missing [closed]

I am on OS X 10.11.5 and Supporting Files folder is missing I am following tutorials and they all have that but not in mine I already tired recreating new projects but it's missing in all of them ...
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Cannot uninstall git - git clone broken

I cannot clone any repository on my mac anymore. I don't know since when exactly it got broken. $ which git /usr/local/bin/git $ git clone git@bitbucket.org:myaccount/myrep.git Cloning into 'myrep'.....