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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Final Cut Pro X Unusable Due to NAS Connection Error Message

My Final Cut Pro X has gotten into a state where a message box keeps re-appearing every few seconds. In frustration I, completely deleted FCP X and re-installed, which leads me to believe it is ...
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Workflow/tools for installing command line application on OS X (Yosemite or later)

I maintain a set of command line bioinformatics tools which we distribute as source and binaries for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Currently the binary distribution for OS X is just a zip file containing ...
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Accessing a local IIS server in a VM on a Mac from an iOS device for testing

I have a Windows 10 install running in a Parallels VM on 2009 Mac Pro running OS X 10.11 and I want to access the IIS server in the VM for testing on iOS. I can reach website running in the VM from OS ...
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Terminal Error: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug - Unable to Repair Permissions

I'm getting an error when I open Terminal saying: login(495,0x7fff77186000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7f8cdad0b780: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in ...
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Constant VPN issues on El Capitan

I installed an el capitan update about two weeks ago, and since then I've had constant issues connecting my macbook pro to my work VPN. I can connect ok, but after only a few minutes (usually-- it ...
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Java/Scala programs running on my mac are slow

I'm using my Mac machine (Macbook Pro 2015, with SSD) for work, doing mainly Java/Scala development with it. The machine I'm currently using is about half a year old, fresh install, with some ...
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Open specific links in specific browsers

Is it possible to tell OS X to always open one site in Chrome, and always open another site in Safari? In a nutshell, I want to set a default browser per domain rather than globally for the entire ...
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How can I display the SSID I am connected to in the Menu extensions area?

I'd like to also display the SSID I am currently connected to next to the WiFi signal strength indicator. Running El Capitan (10.11.4)
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Parallels 7 after El Capitan update

I have Parallels 7 on my Macbook Pro. I just installed El Capitan onto my Macbook and now I can't open Parallels. What do I need to do?
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OS X Server: Can't upgrade or configure: App Store fails: “This action could not be completed”

My Mac OS X Server (which is used for wiki as well as a build server / time machine backup hub) is broken due to App Store update problems, and upgrading doesn't work because I cannot authenticate ...
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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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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 ...