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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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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How can I see progress in BackupLoupe?

I'm relieved to discover that BackupLoupe exists, probably for the same reason everyone else is: Time Machine Restores correct system errors but wipe all recent data from your hard drive. BackupLoupe ...
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How can I change the apperance of terminal to make it indentical to Ubuntu's terminal

I like using the default terminal application, but as I use both Ubuntu and OS X a lot I want to make them behave and look the same. How can I change the Mac terminal to make as identical as possible ...
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Kensington Trackball Works, how to scroll horizontally with Trackball or Auto Scroll

I have a Kensington Expert Mouse on the Mac running the latest 1.3 drivers. There still is no option to use the trackball to in addition to scroll vertically also scroll horizontally. Similar to the ...
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Booting into single user mode by default

I want to force myself to use the command line interface of OS X. How can I make my Macbook Air boot into single user mode by default?
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how to block youtube in the hosts file

I know how to block websites in the host file and it works with others, but with YouTube i just can't get it to work. What am I missing? 127.0.0.1 youtube.com 127.0.0.1 www.youtube.com
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OS X doesn't allow me to change the input source for passwords boxes

In my OS X El Capitan I can only use en-US input for all password boxes (other input methods are not available). But most of my password are in Russian. How can I change the input source in OS X El ...
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VPN stopped working

When I try to connect to my work Cisco VPN using the Mac OS X built-in VPN client, all I get is an unexpected error. My Mac OS version is 10.11.5 If I run syslog -k Facility -k Sender racoon in ...
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Change language in OS X El Capitan in login menu

I have a Mac Mini with OS X El Capitan and I'm trying to login, but my password is Russian and I can't change the language, because Russian isn't available in language menu. I am using a keyboard ...
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There is no application set to open the URL rstf3://

I've been getting this popup every day for the past few days... There is no application set to open the URL rstf3:// I cannot figure out what is generating it, nor what an rstf3 URL might even ...
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See hundreds of installed font quickly

Back on Mac OS 9 I used to have a great font browsing tool that allowed me to preview hundreds of fonts very quickly. Each font would only take up one line of text and everything was on the same page. ...
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How do I remove blank icons from Launchpad? [duplicate]

I removed Parallels and Windows but I have blank icons in Launchpad. I tried moving the icons to the Trash but it wouldn't let me. How can I clean up Launchpad to make it look right? thx
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How can I install bind-utils on El Capitan

I would like to use DNSSEC tools (like dnssec-keygen, dnssec-signzone, ...) on my Mac without running or installing the BIND9 service. Unfortunately for me Homebrew seems only to have the BIND9 ...
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Is Homebrew safe for Mac? [closed]

I wonder if Homebrew is safe for Mac users... Do you have any bad experience with this software (like malware for example)?
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Can I transfer an Application and its data to a different Mac

I was given a MacBook Air to use as a laptop for school in the sixth grade. Now I am graduating and heading off to high school, so I need to turn my laptop in for good. Now I have had this laptop for ...
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Bash Ctrl-A Returns to Start of Line but Doesn't Display Properly

When I ssh into a Linux server from bash Terminal, I can use CTRL+A to return to the start of line properly, and CTRL+E to go to end of line and everything works fine. When I use bash locally on my ...
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PDF text is getting shifted to the upper-right

OSX 10.11.4 here. I exclusively use OSX Preview for reading PDFs. I've been seeing several cases where my PDFs get shifted to the right, or to the upper-right. Example is included below. You can see ...
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Previous File Location Lookup

While prepping for the switch to a new computer, I made the dreadful decision to move files from the "All My Files" Finder view to a new folder. All of the files moved to the new folder, but left the ...
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Log file that `sudo last` accesses?

The bash command last (needs sudo) prints out logs, which contain information on when different users log in/out of the shell. I have been looking for the file that stores this information, that last ...
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External SSHD has Mac OS X installed by another mac. Can I use that SSHD on my Mac?

There was an external SSHD that had MAC OS X installed on it through Internet Recovery by using another Macintosh with a USB 3.0 to Sata II cable. Is there some sort of serial number that is tied to ...
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Can you make the menu bar never show while in full screen already?

4 years ago, I asked if it is possible to stop the menu bar from showing while in full screen. The issue is that, on tabbed applications, whenever I try to click a tab, the menu bar appears above it ...
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How to speed up opening of raw image files on OSX?

I use OSX 10.11.4 on my MacBook Pro (Early 2013) with 16 Gb RAM. It takes extremely a lot of time (a few seconds) to open with internal viewer each raw image file (I work with Sony's arw) from the ...
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Yosemite tells me my storage has 31GB of movies I cannot find anywhere [duplicate]

I have OS X Yosemite. It tells me my storage has 31GB of movies I cannot find anywhere. What do I do?
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What are the different OS X clipboards

Everybody uses the general OS X clipboard, which can programmatically accessed with pbcopy -general and pbpaste -general. However I noticed that the manpage of pbcopy and pbpaste also mention: -find ...
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All HTTP requests get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED, HTTPS works - How to troubleshoot?

Trying to open a http website on any web browser (event telnet) gives a ‘ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED’ or ‘connection timed out’. However, the same sites can be opened using https. I tried doing a ...
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X11/Xlib.h file not found

I am trying to install Savi-program for monitoring satellites found here via Terminal. I am developer so I have XCode installed. which gcc returns /usr/bin/gcc. Command make ARCH=macosx once in the ...
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Adding website to block via /etc/hosts not working

I block some websites via /etc/hosts on my machine. But for reddit.com it does not work. What does I have to do? ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when ...
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Is there a way to get a screenshot / snapshot of a movie purchased on iTunes?

Using ⌘Shift3 or ⌘Shift4 won't work -- it will capture a grey window. (I think it is due to the video being displayed using the video card's video buffer). I think one way is to use an iPad and play ...
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Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X having many issues, what's wrong?

Right, so I have a 2015 MBP Retina. Final Cut Pro doesn't want to launch anymore because of a missing "Helium.framework" and Logic Pro X seems to want to display everything in green. (Yes, green. All ...
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AppleScript set focus on terminal window

I have a AppleScript, which changes the position and the size of the application Terminal: Like here: tell application "Terminal" set position of front window to {1, 1} set size of front ...
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Recover backup set up of two external hard drives

My backup set up consists on two external hard drives. They are named HDD1 and HDD2. This kind of set up what originally started by another question: Second HDD backup for OS X External HDD1 is now ...
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How do I create custom hotkeys for OSX & Chrome?

I want to switch to a specific application in OSX using the Command key and a number, for example: Command + 1 = Switch to Chrome Command + 2 = Switch to iTunes These hotkeys aren't being used that ...
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Mac freezes when logging in as >console [logging in to terminal directly without launching the GUI]

When I try console login, my Mac freezes. Nothing happens visually: no switch to a black window, no spinning loading indicator in the ‘Password’ field; nothing. The only thing I can still do is press ...
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Disable Macbook Pro Mic

Is there any easy ways to disable the built-in mic? My requirements are Software based Do not need to run every time after login Keep the system integrity protection on Re-enable at needed I have ...
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Where are the emoji *category* icons stored on OSX?

The emoji picker on OSX has a series of "category" icons, which emoji are grouped by: Do you know where those can be found? I looked in the system icons directory, /System/Library/CoreServices/...
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Which built-in tools do Little Snitch-like applications rely on?

Little Snitch is a well-known piece of software that allows Mac users to block outgoing connexions from a specific app. Now, whenever I ask how to do the same with built-in OS X tools, I get an ...
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Unmount Volume when DMG dragged to OSX Trash

I found this article...http://www.guidingtech.com/26874/eject-delete-dmg-files-automatically/ It doesn't seem to work anymore in El Cap. Tried individual lines in terminal, and found eject needed to ...
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OS X Server - Customize event invite emails

Is there a way to customize the event invite emails sent by the Calendar service in OS X Server 5.1.5? I'd like to tweak the styles and possibly add my logo.
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El Capitan's Spotlight internet features are not working. e.g. it's not showing weather for my location

I have already restarted Mac 5 times and it did not work. My Mac is connected to the internet as I am posting this over the internet. I updated my Mac today and now it's running El Capitan 10.11.5 ...
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Forcing `open` command to open unsigned app?

I've got my Security preferences set to allow apps downloaded from "Mac App Store and identified developers." When I try to open an unsigned app: open xyz.app I see the following: Usually, I ...
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Can I use Time Machine for multiple different backups?

I have my Macintosh HD 500 Gb who backs up on two external hard drives (both 500 GB), so i have always two backups! But i have an other external hard drive (1TB) with a lot of footage on it which i ...
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Weird launchd behaviour, process still running after deleting launchd file and rebooting

I just don't get it! I had a launchd.plist file set up correctly to run transmission-daemon from /Library/LaunchDaemons/ folder, before any user login. Here is the file: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Add Novel Groupwise Account via Exchange ActiveSync to Mail

I want to add my Novel GroupWise account to my Mac, which is not possible due to the lack of a (reliable and recent) client. The firm I'm working for set a data sync server up for this purpose but ...
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loookup server IPs the website runs on with nslookup error - Got recursion not available from 192.168.1.1, trying next server

I would like to lookup servers cnn runs on for educational purposes. I issued nslookup www.cnn.com command in terminal and got an error: ;; Got recursion not available from 192.168.1.1, trying next ...
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OS X El Capitan High Kernel CPU while charging [duplicate]

I'm running OS X version 10.11.5 on macbook pro Late 2013. Have tried Resetting SMC & Resetting NVRAM but it doesn't help. Kernel_tasks takes 100%+ cpu during charging and room temperature is ...
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MacBook Air 2015 is a bit slow booting up

I got my Mac restored completely yesterday by some guy at the Apple Store. It runs the latest version of El Capitan now, however, when I turn it on, it takes a little longer to load the OS than it did ...
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Time Capsule appearing as Shared Drive instead of Device

Background I made some changes on my iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) recently, including removing a Windows partition. These changes which appear to have caused the machine to lose track of my Time Machine ...
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Macbook 10.11.5 all of a sudden can't login to Windows shared drive

I had absolutely no problems for months. When I first got it I did command+K and typed in the ip address of the server, then put in the admin login for the window server and all three shared drives on ...
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OSX 10.6.8 boot disk

My macbookpro is running 10.6.8 and will not boot from an OSX 10.6.3 DVD install disk. How can I create a bootable USB of 10.6.8 to use Disk utility to repair my hard disk?
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OSX Photos app adds either a black rectangle or picture in a picture to some images

I have used different cameras, and different memory cards, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Here's the images showing the problem. What is this, and can it be fixed?