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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NFS Mount failed and now it says `Device not configured`

I have Macbook Pro 2015, running El Capitan 10.11.1 and I am having issues with NFS mounts. I also have an Android TV Box and it mounts NFS without any issues, so I guess the issue is with my laptop. ...
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Add a caption to an image

Need a simple program to add captions to lots of images (Several 1000 - for a hobby website). Some will have the same caption, so copy and paste are a requirement, but may need background colour ...
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Tap and drag delay

I enabled dragging with the trackpad in my preferences: It works well, but there is a delay after I release my finger from the touchpad. So, I: Double tap and begin dragging If I release my ...
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Delete last word using Command + Backspace

Is there a setting to delete the last word using the command key and backspace? Currently this combination of keys deletes the current line. Instead, I want to delete the last word (before the ...
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Can't write to /usr even with sudo

Here's my problem: sudo php -d detect_unicode=0 go-pear.phar ...should let me run as root and modify /usr & /usr/share directories, but I get this: Below is a suggested file layout for your ...
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Safari not responding on 2016 MacBook

I have met with an issue on Safari on my 2016 12" MacBook. Safari will occasionally freeze and not respond. Even after I force quit and relaunch it, it still freezes after a few seconds and I have to ...
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faster way to close MacOS X windows with only a mouse

In Mac applications that open a lot of windows, the most common thing I do with a window (aside from scrolling it) is closing one window. The little red dot in the upper-left corner of a window is the ...
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FFMPEG convert multiple .MOV files to .MXF using Automator

I need some help with an automator solution. If I want to convert multiple .MOV files in one folder using Automator service with this command: ffmpeg -i INPUT.MOV (-timecode 00:00:00) -c:v ...
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Mac freezes on OSX install and redirects to recovery mode

I have a 13" mid-2014, Intel i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage MacBook Pro. I'm trying to reinstall OS X El Capitan. I have downloaded the .iso file from the App Store, and I have created a ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 15" Inc

I currently have a Macbook Pro late 2011 15 inch which is running Mac OS X 10.7.5 which is a little outdated for my preference. When I run a software update there it says there is no software update ...
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'cat' not displaying line breaks

For some reason cat no longer shows line breaks when I use it, while all other tools (grep, more etc) do. I am using iterm2 on OSX 10.11.4. What could be causing this behaviour? Example I have a ...
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Setting Romanian diacritics using AltGr on El Capitan

I'm a Linux user, using Ubuntu for few years. Recently I bought a Macbook and I'm trying to understand how to set up my Romanian language layout. My mac has a Romanian keyboard, but since I am a ...
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SSD configuration software

Both Intel and Samsung supply windows only configuration software for their SSDs (Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox, Samsung Magician Software for PC). Is there anyway to achieve the same ...
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Launchd based daemon exit with abnormal code 1, without crash log

I've seen many questions that relate to specific daemons/applications that exit on this same exit code (=1). All scenarios seems unique and unconnected. I created a daemon of my own, and also got the ...
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How does the sudo key symbol work?

I'm trying to write a script that requests the user password for some sudo-related commands. My goal is to emulate the default method that OS X uses to obtain the user's password, Password: followed ...
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Mac mini, installed Lubuntu but some how it has been crashed, want to install OS X

Please help! I have installed lubuntu in my old mac mini. Some how it has been crashed. So I can reach to grub only. I tried to Start up from a bootable OS X USB drive by long pressing Command+C . ...
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Permanent Symlink in Volumes

I created a symlink from /mnt/x to /Volumes/x and it disappears on reboot How I auto-mount /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # +auto_master # Use directory service /mnt ...
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Wakeups Causing Firefox to Crash?

Using OS X 10.9.5 on a 2011 MacBook Pro and running Firefox as my browser. For a while now I've had problems with FF crashing and causing strange things to follow. After FF crashes I cannot restart ...
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Deleted some files while cleaning image folder…How to fix MacBook A1181 core 2 duo?

I was "cleaning up" MacBook A1181 Core 2 Duo with upgrade to Snow Leopard. I must have accidentally deleted some important files when I trashed the images in the pictures folder. Safari icon ...
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Macbook bad internet connection WIFI

I rented a room in a shared house (we are in 5). What I've noticed is from my room the internet connection is really bad (sometimes it doesn't even load the google homepage). My guess is not that the ...
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Does Mail on OS X mark mail as read on the server or just locally?

Back when I used the Mail app on Leopard and Snow Leopard, it never seemed to tell the Gmail server that to mark as read the messages that I read. This had the annoying effect of requiring me to go to ...
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What is the purpose of lock the login keychain?

This is what I mean: When I try to lock above keychain I get a lot of pop alerts similar to this: accountsd wants to use the login keychain, "safari wants to use the login keychain" and so on. If ...
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OpenSSL encryption method doesn't work on El Capitan

The following file encryption method works on OS X Yosemite: Encrypt: openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -salt -in file.zip -out file.zip.enc Decrypt: openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -d -in file.zip.enc -out ...
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Force enabling TRIM before setup assistant is run

Basically, I'm preparing to give a MacBook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.11.4, to someone, but I need to execute "sudo trimforce enable" beforehand, as it contains an aftermarket SSD (fully compatible with ...
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Security Settings Don't Stick

I've been trying to change my security settings to let apps downloaded from anywhere open. Or to at least open the app I want. Neither seem to be working. I don't get the verification to open the ...
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$PATH change won't persist [duplicate]

I looked at my $PATH and noticed that it starts with: /Applications/anaconda/bin: This doesn't seem right to me and I am not sure how it got there, so I tried to reset $PATH in terminal using: ...
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How do we extend trackpad touch area all the way to the edge in OS X?

For example, when touching on the very edges of the trackpad, OS X ignores gestures. In Linux, I can use the full trackpad. How do I use the full trackpad in OS X? How do I tell OS X not to ignore ...
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How to read GPT drive in Mac?

I've a 500GB external drive. First partition is 199.58GB (blue) and the second partition is 277.4GB (pink). I use this drive in my Windows 10 laptop before this and both partition are GPT type. I ...
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Mac/PC: How to change the developer of an Apple Disk Image?

I am trying to use a GD-0912-U Intuos Graphics Tablet in OS X El Capitan‎ at a public hackerspace. They will let me install any programs on the iMac, barring that Gatekeeper believes it is from a ...
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Clicking on external link opens a tab in wrong Chrome window

The setup 2 monitors are connected to my Mac Pro 4.1 running El Capitan 10.11.4 Monitor 1 is a desktop monitor Monitor 2 is a TV My default browser is set to Chrome (Version 46.0.2490.71 (64-bit)) ...
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Using launchd to monitor a running program or process

I've written a simple bash script to check whether a program (supplied as its only argument) is running and send an email to a set address in the script if it's not. The script works if run on the ...
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How to Change USB Thumb icon using Terminal or Bash/other scripting language

I'm looking for a method to change USB or External Drive Icon using bash or any other command line method. I know how to manually chnage them like this I am using El Capitan
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Mac OS X El Capitan, Option key alone as keyboard shortcut

I am using Macbook Air Mid2012 with El Captian 10.11.3 version. I have two languages installed (two input sources). Currently my shortcut to toggle the language input is "CMD + space." I would like ...
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Permanently set audio output to headphones

I am pretty sure I have a faulty audio jack on my 13-inch, early 2011 MacBook Pro, given that I've spilled some liquid on it a while back. Ever since, it's been bad at detecting whether headphones ...
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Spotlight search bar doesn't show up in middle of screen

For some reason, when I activate Spotlight, the bar shows up in the top right part of the screen instead of the middle. I've tried restarting and connecting to an external monitor, to no avail.
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Delete an app from the Launchpad

I was looking on my Mac's Launchpad today and saw a few apps that I'd like to clean out. I can't find some of them in the Applications directory, and the standard method of clicking and holding ...
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MacBook has been restarted when I left it running

I've left my MacBook running and then after opening the lid to start work the machine was not running. I had to power it on and see this in logs: Fri May 6 20:18:55 2016 Event: GPU ...
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Does OS X or Xcode have applications to manage cheat sheet/commands list?

I'm learning coding on OS X, as I'm a beginner, I have to read cheat sheets and I have bunch of files like that, Git commands, Ubuntu Server commands, Node.js modules command and so on. Today I saw ...
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Can I install and run Safari 8 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

I'm a developer supporting Safari 8 and 9 and would like to be able to run both on the same machine. I assume Safari 9 won't run on Yosemite. Is there a way to install Safari 8 on El Capitan?
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folder modified before it existed

I did a complete reinstall of OS X El Capitan last week-deleted the old Macintosh HD and installed OSX. Upon checking some hidden folders, I noticed that some files have Date Modified and Created ...
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Google Chrome on OSX will not open .desktop files created in Ubuntu

I have recently collected & saved a large volume of internet links on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I wish to share with my other computer that runs OSX, but have come to realize that Google Chrome ...
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setup youtube-dl destination to ~/Downloads

How do I setup youtube-dl to default download to ~/Downloads instead of the home folder?
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RDX Drives not ejecting on MAC OS X Server

We are running retrospect on a mac OS X server on one of our clients which runs offsite backups on a daily rotation to RDX drives which the customer proceeds to take offsite. THe issue is that ...
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Can't eject usb hard drive after using Parallels

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) 2,7 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB OS X El-Capitan External hard drive contains virtual machine (Win7) and some media ...
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Unable to Run Update From 10.7 Lion to 10.11 El Capitan

I recently reinstalled OS X, which with my MacBook Pro (2012 Model) meant that it grabbed Lion from internet recovery. It successfully installed, and I installed some updates, but when it comes to ...
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NTFS appears every time

Every time I boot my Mac, an "NTFS for Mac OS X" window appears. In the settings I can't change this. Here is the window I have El capitan 10.11.4 I found this: To resolve the issue you need ...
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Changing the Finder icon for an external disk formatted as ExFat?

I used this web page recipe - Create Your Own Custom Icons in OS X 10.7.5 or Later - for creating a .icns icon set containing a set of icons for an external disk that has been formatted with the ExFat ...
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OS X partially freezes

I have a 27-inch, late 2012 iMac. After I upgraded to El Capitan the user interface (UI) partially freezes at apparently random moments. Parts of the UI continue to work (e.g., I can close ...
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Can't connect to Samba Share on Linux File Server as a Guest user

I have a File Server (Linux, Mint) running Samba which allows Windows machines on the network to connect as a Guest and read / write files to the shared folder. I have a Mac book running El Capitan. ...
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Attach file to Outlook 2016 email using AppleScript

I am attempting to attach a tar.gz archive of system logs to an Outlook 2016 email that gets created from another shell script. The script was modified from this one at JAMF Nation. Because the file ...