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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Using pinyin with tones to input Chinese characters

I'm a Chinese learner and know from my teacher that there is software (for Windows), which lets you strictly input withtype in pinyin with tones. E.g. hao3 becomes 好. The Mac OS shipped Chinese input ...
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Automount of shared folder from PC using autofs: unable to view contents in mount point

I have a Mac running El Capitan (OS X 10.11.5) and a PC running Windows 10. I shared a folder (actually the C: drive) from the PC and I created an automount on the Mac using autofs, because I wanted ...
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outlook: apply rule to past messages

I use outlook as client for an exchange server. I created several rules that are local to the mac (as opposed to server side rules), and I want to apply them for past messages. I can't find a way. - ...
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What causes ps to show the uid instead of the username on my Macbook pro

This is occurring on my MacBookPro, running OS 10.9.5. I don't know what I might have done to change the behavior. When I executed ps before, it would show the username. Now, for some reason, ...
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Chinese input crashes programs

The problem is that when I type in Chinese, the program crashes. It happens in every program (Chrome, TextEdit, Line). It started shortly after I added Simplified Chinese. I since removed it and also ...
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Finder window, exit search options

When using Command-F to search in a Finder window, what is the shortcut to disable the search and return to the standard finder window? For example: 1) Navigate to specific folder 2) Command-F to ...
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Can't type ' / ' (slash) after the letter ' l ' (ell) in Terminal, makes 'l' with stroke character 'ł'

When I type any word ending with an 'l' (ell, like "local") and then press the / key, the 'l' is replaced with another symbol and the slash, '/', is omitted. How can I deactivate that function?
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How do I set permissions on a directory so that all files created there will be read/write/execute for everyone?

I have a cache directory in which several different programs owned by several different accounts create/read/write/delete etc new files and directories. I want everyone to have all the possible rights ...
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What's Photoshop CS6 keyboard shortcut to call Edit - Transform - Scale?

I'm not able to see any predefined keyboard shortcut to call Scale under Transform. If such a shortcut does not exist, is there any possibility to define one, so a specific thing will be called?
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Sluggish 2013 21.5" El Capitan iMac

My second hand 2013 iMac has been running really slowly. I have already done a complete wipe and reinstall, but that didn't help. trying to get to the bottom of this, and suspecting imminent HDD ...
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Understanding keychain

I am having a hard time understanding how does Keychain works, whats the default setting for it as long as i dont touch anything? and what if I don't remember my first password? Can someone explain me?...
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OSX recovering ownership after bad chown command

In hindsight, I made a bad decision, but I texted my wife a command: sudo chown -R ${USER} /Applications/... to run in a directory. She didn't think it worked and started putting spaces where ...
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Can 'Repair Disk' in Disk Utility harm my data?

I have a MacBook Pro 2011, which suddenly isn't booting properly. When it starts I press Cmd+R to get to Disk Utility, and I used Verify Disk and got: Invalid leaf record count (It should be 2142 ...
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How to change all Folder Icons to Show the content/Preview Image?

The default folder icons are not helpful to me. I'd prefer to see a preview image of the contents or first image. I dont want to manually do this for every folder either, just set a global default. ...
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Superuser su password reset

I am using OSX 10.6 I am the admin of my computer, however when I try to login as the super user through my terminal using my admin password, I am denied. Is there anyway to reset the password or find ...
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Mac will not boot into OSX after installing windows 10

Please help me I'm completely desparate. I have tried to install Windows 10 and it completely messed up my macbook pro system, I cannot boot into my mac, and it's full with things I desperately need. ...
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change proxy settings for Chrome and not for entire operating system

How can I change proxy settings for Google Chrome without changing the proxy settings for entire operating system? I know that I can go to Network in System preferences, but that changes proxy ...
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Macbook cannot find Magic Keyboard in Settings - Keyboard - configure bluetooh keyboard

I have paired the wireless Apple keyboard with my MacBook and I am writing this on the new keyboard. The problem is, I can't configure it in the settings. "No keyboard found"? I want to set the ...
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Running “npm init” in bash, can't see input or output

My bash shell is acting weird suddenly. When I run "npm init", the questions are are hidden by funky characters, and when I type in my answers, they're hidden too. It happens in both Terminal and ...
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My Seagate 4TB HDD doesn't mount in OSX El Capitan

My Seagate 4TB HDD doesn't mount in OSX El Capitan on my MacBook Retina. I have been using it for the last week on this computer, but today it doesn't mount. It shows up in Disk Utility, but when I ...
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Why does sudo shutdown -h now command work but I cannot shutdown my mac traditionally?

I am on OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on a Macbook Pro Early 2015. When I try to shutdown or restart by pressing the Apple, it doesn't work. All of my applications close, the menu bar clears, and finder ...
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In the Terminal preferences, what does the “Use Style for ”Copy“ Command” option do?

Sorry if this is a bit of a newbie question, but I couldn't find it by googling.
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Why does sudo shutdown -h now command work but I cannot shutdown my mac traditionally?

I am on OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on a Macbook Pro Early 2015. When I try to shutdown or restart by pressing the apple, it doesn't work. All of my applications close, the menu bar clears, and finder ...
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Do Not Disturb keeps enabling itself on my Mac

Do Not Disturb on my Mac keeps enabling itself at midnight or after every reboot even though I do not have it scheduled. As you can see from the screenshot below, DND is not enabled at all. What could ...
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MacBook Pro will not boot, begins to load then hangs with white screen [duplicate]

I am unable to get my MacBook Pro to boot. It turns on, and the Apple logo + loading bar appear however after a minute or so of loading it eventually changes to a white/grey screen and just hangs. ...
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MacBook Pro Serial Number Not Available

Today, I opened up an application to see check how my battery is going along, health, etc. It said that my Mac had an unknown manufacture date and no serial. I opened up About This Mac, and saw that ...
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Launch daemon not processing program arguments

I have been trying to make a change (for port forwarding/redirecting) to the pfctl.conf file and have it ( the /etc/pfctl.conf file) loaded at startup. The pfctl.conf has been been confirmed to be ...
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Can't log out all users with administrator credentials

When there are multiple users logged in to my MacBook (running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5) and I try to shut down, I get the following prompt: When I enter my administrator username and password it ...
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How to reset this possible blue selection area bug without restarting/logging out?

A selection box is overlaid on every window on osx, I actually don't know what's technical name so please correct me. Below is a screenshot of how it looks, see on mid left(small transparent blue box)....
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How to download OS X El Capitan without Apple hardware

I recently purchased a MacBook (Mid-2009), but the hard drive is empty, no OS X and etc. I want to download the Install OS X El Capitan.app and install it, but I don't have any other Mac hardware to ...
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Is anyone else having problems with drag and drop to app on El Capitan?

Issue: Dragging a group of documents to an app icon/alias does not reliably launch the app with all the documents. Depending on the app, some documents in the selected group aren't opened (e.g. ...
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Secure erase trashed files in El Capitan

I accidentally emptied my trash (not secure emptied it) but there were some files in there that I should've properly erased. Is there a way I can bring them back to properly erase them?
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Screenshot to OCR on OS X?

I want to be able to take a screenshot on my mac, then send that to an OCR engine and get back the text it has identified. Are there any existing software tools that do this for OS X? I have a ...
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can't add my present account to folder > Get Info > Sharing & Permissions on Macbook Pro

I want to access MacBook Pro OS 10.11.15 files from a Windows 7. Can read files ok but writing causes permission problem. ERROR AT WINDOWS IS: "You need permission to perform this action. You ...
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How to make Lync the default IM client in OS X

I want to use Lync as the default handler for schemes like: <im:xxx@yyy.com>. I can not find any interface to set it to Lync, either in Lync or in Messages.app. So, is there any solution to ...
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OS X hangs up intermittently - spinning beachball of death

My MacBook Pro hangs for 5 to 10 seconds intermittently. Basically, when I either click or type, the computer just hangs and then the spinning beachball shows up and it takes about 5 seconds to ...
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Mac mini wont shutdown

I can't shutdown my Late 2012 Mac mini, running El Capitan, in the normal way, by selecting the Shut Down... on the Apple menu. Every time I try, Finder vanishes and the shutdown progress freezes. I'm ...
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Sharing Keyboard shortcuts

I want to share my keyboard shortcuts for Keynote with my team at work. Is that scriptable? If so how would I go about it? I know there is Applescript available in OS X, but haven't found any good ...
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Removing built-in git from El Capitan

I installed latest version of git into /usr/local/bin and change $PATH so that new version is picked up when using shell. Can I remove old version that is in /usr/bin directory ? I am afraid to do it ...
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How can I find/use a proxy icon in OS X 10.11?

In OS X for the past 10 years, when I'm looking at a file and I want to see it in the Finder (for example, so I can see what files are in the folder with it), I command-click the "proxy icon" in the ...
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OS X: Can I track what files are being accessed on a disk?

I have several external hard drives. They're consumer drives which "go to sleep" (spin down) automatically when unused; I can't (and don't want to) run them 24x7. I use them strictly for backup and ...
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Help with Kernel Panic

since I bought my macbook pro, it kernel panics now and then (one every 1-2 weeks), mostly when it is doing nothing (monitor is going off). I have no idea why this happens. Can someone help me ...
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OS X El Capitan partial download issue? (125kb file)

I am having trouble downloading El Capitan. I go to the app store and click download button for El Capitan. Pinwheel spins for 5-10 sec then "download" button turns to "downloading" (this doesnt go ...
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Clean wipe iMac running 10.4.11 OS X?

We recently bought a used iMac, (iMac7,1 running Mac OS X 10.4.11 Build 8S2167), from a garage sale. When I plugged it in I saw that the previous owner didn't factory reset it. He left his admin ...
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Applescript dialog loses focus when I click another window, but doesn't get focus back when I click the dialog window

I have a short applescript I run on a schedule to pop up a dialog and ask me to log an entry. The script then submits the data to a shell/curl script. I must note that I barely know how to use ...
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Is there a way to list all available commands in terminal

Is there a way to list all available commands in terminal? I know linux has compgen -c is there an equivalent command for OS X? Update: The actual issue was that I was using zsh instead of bash. So ...
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OSX Facebook Notifications saying “New Message” instead of the actual message [duplicate]

Up until today, when I would get a message notification from Facebook, it would say the content of the message and the sender. I had to delete and re-add Facebook to my "Internet Accounts" preference ...
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Is it possible to reset window sizes of Safari?

Is there a possibility to reset the window size of Safari Mac to it's original size, like when you start up your Mac for the first time? The reason that I am question for is that the hight of the ...
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Bootcamp and Windows Recovery Partition

Currently I am running Windows 10 on my MBP with bootcamp. In OS X, in disk utility, there is an "Untitled" partition of ~ 450MB. Upon closer inspection using disk management in Windows and the "...
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Facebook message notification showing blank message

Since I updated the system to 10.11.5, the Facebook message notification is not showing message text. Is this a bug in this software upgrade of OSX?