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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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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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'.....
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Why did my Command + V (to paste) suddenly stop working?

Maybe I should be weary every time I do one of these shady Apple updates on my 3-year old Mac running 10.11.5. Suddenly, the shortcut to paste, ⌘ Command V, stopped working for me. But all other ...
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How am I supposed to know if SMC reset has taken place?

I have a Macbook Air (mid - 2013) which means non - removable battery and currently it's running El Capitan OS X. I tried to do some SMC reset by pressing shift + control + option + Power button ...
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How to share Single Mac OS X Application for remote desktop

Scenario: I have a Mac mini which is always on always connected to internet. I want to share Single application (let's say XCode). By sharing means remotely use it via remote desktop on Windows. It ...
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Trouble With Partitions

I'm trying to download an update for a program I use frequently. The program can only run on a non-case sensitive file system, so it can't run on my main partition. I partitioned a second drive that ...
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.plist returns: Invalid property list, plutil says ok!

I'm trying to create my first .plist. I want to mount a ssh drive on login so i don't have to enter the command each time I start my Mac! The command is: sshfs -o allow_other,defer_permissions user@...
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Listing all opened documents across all open visible apps in AppleScript

I've come across doing something like: Code: tell application "Preview" set p to {} set p to documents end tell Output: {document "1st.pdf" of application "Preview", document "2nd.pdf" of ...
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Insert date via text expansion / shortcut key

I've been using aText which is a small text expansion app for this - it's become pretty ropey on new OSX versions so I've given up. I've also been using the trial of the new TextExpander which is ...
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Close an application window directly from Mission Control?

For example, you can close "Dashboard" widgets while holding down the option key. I can’t find a way to close windows and/or exit an application directly from Mission Control. Here’s a screenshot if ...
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Difference between iOS and OSX/macOS connecting to Exchange?

I'm using an Exchange account. I configured it both on my iPhone and on the Mac (tried El Capitan and Sierra). On iOS everything works fine (Calendar and Email work). On the Mac only email works. I ...
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Where is the sound file of Installer success stored?

I've tracked Installer.app to be located at /System/Library/CoreServices/ but I can't find the sound that plays after a successful installation. I've looked at the following paths: /System/Library/...
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Network folder in finder sidebar disappears

I have added a couple of network folders to the OS X finder sidebar as a shortcut. This is working great as long as I don't shutdown or restart the system. Once the system has been restarted they are ...
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How can I check if a new hard disk is detected by Mac EFI at boot?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) and have added a new hard disk drive in it. But Mac OS 10.10.5 is unable to detect it. If this were a PC, I'd check the BIOS to see if it was detected and listed there, ...
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Change physical sector size of a OSX volume to 4096 bytes

I've installed a 960GB SSD in Mac Pro 5.1. I copied the mechanical drive to the SDD with the disk-utility which can be called from a OS X installation-stick. The system now boots properly from the SSD....
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Best mouse for a Windows Developer who uses OS X+Parallels [duplicate]

I love using Macbook Pros for my professional work and general life use. However, by trade I'm a software engineer for all-things Windows/Microsoft based. As such, I run my Windows VMs in Parallels ...
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Finder doesn't find duplicates with (1), (2), …, (n) in filename

I have downloaded lots of duplicate files with my web browser. The first duplicate gets the suffix (1) in its filename before the file extension, the second gets (2) and so on. For example: ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Cannot expand Macintosh HD after deleting Linux partition

I recently deleted an Ubuntu (ext4) partition on my MacBookPro11,2 in order to reexpand my OS X partition to take up the whole drive again. This is how my partition table looks like at the moment: ...
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Slack: How to keep cursor on same line with home/end keys?

I'm on Mac OS X El Capitan, and I've mapped the Home/End keys as described here. This works perfectly in text editors—pressing Home or End moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line, ...
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Cancel an autocorrect suggestion while typing

When I am typing, OSX helpfully offers and inserts corrections for me. However, sometimes I do not want these corrections, as they can ruin an otherwise flawless piece of writing (see the below ...
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Authenticity of calendars other then Georgian cal

I have multiple calendars e.g showing Islamic calendar which shows Islamic dates according and Islamic calendar is based on moon. But lately I been following the dates but I did not see, the calendar ...
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Display contents of file and also copy it to the clipboard

I would like to create a helper function that displays my public key in the terminal and also copies it to the clipboard. How would I do that? I tried cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | pbcopy, but this only ...
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USB Debugging/Identifying

I have a pair of headphones with an ARM chipset of some sort, and wondered if there was a way of identifying it with a micro USB plugged in, but then I thought, how would I identify a USB device in ...
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Clear Clipboard on OS X after 'n' seconds

I tab a lot between tasks and would like to make sure that I do not accidentally paste something where it does not belong. Thus, is there a feature or an app that allows me to auto-clear my clipboard ...
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Turn on auto-login while FileVault is enable [duplicate]

I would like to enable auto login but I'm using FileVault 2, so this option is grey out. I read this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202842 But it's don't seems to apply to 10.11 any idea?
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FileVault Encryption Bypass

Can't get past my FileVault encryption on my Mac as I've forgotten my password. I know my admin username and password, but not my password for my FileVault on my regular user profile. I need to unlock ...