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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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 ...
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Mac won't open programs

My problem is that whenever I try to open a programme it doesn't seem to work because of "Unidentified Developer" even though I have my security downloads set to anywhere which should be the correct ...
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Jerky scrolling & switching desktops after some time

This has been happening for some time. I usually have the browser on one desktop and Sublime Text editor on another desktop and switch between them using four fingers on the trackpad. Some times, ...
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Stubborn dashboard stickies on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

After a fresh install of OS X 10.10 Yosemite on two different laptops (both 2011-2012 MBPs) my dashboard stickies are still misbehaving. Both times I imported my user account via Migration Assistant, ...
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iMac 27' powering off without reason

I have been the owner of an iMac 27' for the past 3 years. I have had the problem of the machine automatically powering off (for no reason at all) since almost day 1. After trying everything, ...
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How to run multiple versions of Mac OSX on my MacBook

I recently bought a Macbook 4,1 from early 2008. (as it says in system information) I need to run multiple versions of osx, like on two partitions. I currently have installed os x 10.7 and need to ...
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OS X Yosemite in VMWare has transparent squares in window corners

After installing a Yosemite VM on my machine, i noticed that all application windows have these strange squares on the corner that 'see through' to the window behind. Anyone ever seen anything like ...
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What rules does OS X use for naming mounted volumes?

When I use VeraCrypt (a successor of TrueCrypt) to mount volumes on my filesystem, and I don't specify where it should mount them, the results are: /Volumes/NO NAME /Volumes/NO NAME 1 /Volumes/NO ...
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Does FileVault protect against ransomware?

I've already asked a question about ransomware on OS X in general. But I failed to get a response regarding whether FileVault protects against it. That is what this question is about. I'm also ...
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OS X suddenly crashed [duplicate]

Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache ...
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AppleScript : Dim brightness below factory setting

I want to dim the script below "0" on my iMac. Here is my current script, but this stick to OSX settings. try tell application "System Preferences" reveal anchor "displaysDisplayTab" of ...
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Sharing & Permissions has 2 “everyone” entries, OS X 10.10.5

I was doing some stuff with the system administrator to my computer and we are not sure what we did to have this happen but we now have 2 everyone permissions in nearly every file on my compute. The ...
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Does rsync have issues with Unicode Characters in filenames?

I run rsync via a crontab every night to make an offsite backup of a directory's state, fairly trivial stuff really. While going through the logs, I noticed that in particular there were a set of ...
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OS X El Capitan renames Windows volume on every boot by appending increasing numbers to the volume name

I have installed Windows on a separate hard drive on my MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. OS X is running on an SSD and Windows is on another physical hard drive. I named the other hard drive ...
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35 “Flash Player” in DiskUtility

from sudo diskutil list I get 35 of these /dev/disk35 (disk image): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_partition_scheme ...
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OS X Server DNS, on local network redirect external IP to internal IP

I want it to be so that, when I attempt to visit my server at 94.xx.xx.xx, it will automatically redirect me to the internal address 192.xx.xx.xx, when doing so from the local network. Can this be ...
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Mac OS X inet6 Troubles

I'm working with Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and sometimes, there is no internet connection via WIFI. It doesn't matter where I work or what I do, but during this sudden event, there is no internet ...
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Can Recovery Mode install OS X onto a blank SSD?

I want to install a new Solid State Drive (SSD) into the Mac. Can I just build in the SSD, start the MacBook in Recovery Mode and install OS X from there on? After reading a lot on the internet I ...
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Is there an App for Browsing on iOS and watching on OS X?

I would like to browse video website on my iPhone and start watching videos on my Mac. I don't want to use Airplay as my Wifi connection is not good. I would like to just send an URL to a video player ...
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Not able to install .ipa via iTunes after updating to iOS 9.3.1

I used to create the ipa file from Xcode/Product/Archive and install it via iTunes. After updating the iPad to iOS 9.3.1, the app keeps showing "Installing" in iTunes and disappears the installing ...
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How to communicate with another computer (on another network) terminal to terminal (OS X )

I would like to be able to print to the terminal of a computer on a different network (this should work bilaterally). I understand that this should be possible by using the command ntalk, but I have ...
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Access to MacBook Air backup files

I am trying to access some lost photos from a MacBook Air backup (I no longer have the computer). I am denied acess to pictures folder because I don't have permissions. How can I log in with password ...
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High CPU Usage by System on OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

I have a fresh install of OS X El Capitan and I have a high CPU usage by the system that makes my iMac nearly unusable. Someone cal help me solving this problem?
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MacBook 12" mirroring on iMac

I have an old MacBook Air, which, when using Thunderbolt cable, I am able to mirror the screen on my iMac. However, I cannot do the same for my newer MacBook 12". Any ideas?
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OS X Server: Open Directory PasswordService crashes

I'm running an OS X 10.9 Server (it's a Mac Mini) that is providing a few services (iCal, VPN, file sharing, etc.) to a small group of Local Network Users. After we installed a security update today, ...
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Where I can find BSD watch for snooping on another tty line?

In FreeBSD there is watch command which allows snoop on another tty line. Since OS X is based on FreeBSD, where I can find that command? Or it was removed for some reason (or never included)? To ...
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Finder leaves zero-bytes files when moving or deleting files

For some time I keep finding zero-bytes files around the filesystem. Sometimes when I move a file (it happens for sure with CMD+C and CMD+ALT+V) to another folder (a subfolder in my case), an empty ...
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Changing from Virtual Hard Drive to Blank External Hard Disk [closed]

I have a blank hard disk (1 TB) that has more space than the virtual disk I am running OS X El Capitan on (89 GB). My OS is running on VMWare Player version 12, being used on Windows 10 single ...
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Format menu bar time to english words

I saw this screenshot of someone's menu bar and their time formatting is set in readable English. Is this a this party app or a setting / script I can run on OS X?
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OS X. Should I quit apps or close windows (red cross button behavior)?

I've googled a lot about X button, that doesn't quit app, but simply close the window. And haven't found a clear answer. Should I quit apps or close windows, letting apps work in background? Do open ...
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How can I fix my built in Mac Screen Sharing App?

Screen sharing through the app has been shoddy at best for me since updating. I thought I had it figured out and now its not working this week. My device on the same network is a linux machine and ...
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Is it possible to run a script every 24 hours on MacBook Pro even in sleep?

I want to run a script every 24 hours, that scrapes a website and fetches data, save it to my local MySQL database, and push its DB to my remote Heroku or IBM Bluemix MySQL server (or ClearDB). I did ...
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What setting enables split screen mode in OS X El Capitan?

I just started using OS X El Capitan on a new Mac Book Pro. I was looking forward to using split screen mode but I cannot get it to work. I have read online (cnet and apple) that there are two ...
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How to send sms/iMessage when calendar event occurs with applescript? OS X El Capitan

Is there any way to send sms or iMessage (or e-mail) to a contact from a contact book, when a certain calendar event occurs? e.g. There is Bob in address book with phone number and e-mail. And there ...
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“Alignment grid” suddenly showed up on my desktop

I am on OS X 10.9 Yesterday, an "alignment grid" mysteriously showed up on my desktop. How do I get rid of it? The grid lines don't show up when I do a proper, OS X screenshot. So I've taken a ...
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Howto clean Photo Folder

I opened Photo. I deleted all the pictures. Then I emptied the "Deleted images". My Photo app is apparently empty. I open finder, the photo library package is around 7GB an subfolders are full of ...
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How do I rename a photo stream on Mac OS X?

I find hints on how to rename a photo stream on iOS, but how do I do this on Mac OS X (10.11)?
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How do I convert my Photos library to actual files and folders with no quality loss?

I spent a lot of time organizing my iPhoto Library with Events. Now, my events have been converted to "Folders" in the new Apple Photos system. I moved them up a level (making them Albums), and I've ...
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Open file dialog doesn't allow to select tagged folders

I use the latest OS X El Captain on MacBook Pro Retina, and I had this issue since Yosemite. When I try to select a file to upload in browser (same problem in Safari and Chrome, but not in another ...
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Authenticity of password prompts

This article on osxdaily.com discusses an issue in Mavericks and Yosemite where the user is prompted for passwords "at random times". In the article, the following is claimed. [The scenario where ...
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How does ad-hoc codesigning work and where is it described?

I recently downloaded a game from an online store to run on my macbook, and the re-distributors decided to replace one of the icons in the application with their own without resigning the package. ...
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MacBooks Trackpad some times doesn't work or works wrong

I have an early 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro (running El Capitan 10.11.4). Sometimes, after logging in to the system, the trackpad doesn't respond to my touches or does wrong actions, like scrolling or ...
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How to make identical rsync copy that passes manual MD5 checksum?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 rsync version 3.1.2 md5sha1sum installed Items that I’m trying to copy and verify is 10+ GB folder containing 5000 files and 800 subfolders. No system files. Not sure if the ...
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How to access devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard not able to connect on reboot

I've just gotten a new iMac 27" 5k (Late 2015). Works great, apart from one minor, yet annoying issue. Whenever I reboot, it seems bot my mouse and keyboard are not working once presented with the ...
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Is there a way to check the system details of a Macbook against a database?

If you run system_profiler SPHardwareDataType in Terminal on a Macbook you get information like so: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3 Processor Name: ...