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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How to switch keyboard layout on right cmd press

I want to make a shortcut for keyboard layout switching. The problem is I want it to be one key and I want this key to be specific "right cmd". Previously I used PuntoSwitcher to switch layout by cmd ...
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Ctrl+D toggles the OSX dock but I want it to be passed to the terminal

I'm new to Linux and have been playing around with manipulating files with cat ie. cat > randomNames Albert Einstein Marie Curie Isaac Newton now when I want to quit cat with control + D on my ...
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How to enable/disable grayscale mode in Accessibility via Terminal/App?

I'm wondering what would be the process of enabling/disabling the grayscale mode in the Accessibility panel in System Preferences? I would like to run a simple script, either by clicking on an app in ...
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Autodetect notification language by text-to-speech

I am using English as default language on my Mac. But sometimes notifications in Russian appears. When text-to-speech service tries to read such notification it sounds like «Cyrillic capital letter "A"...
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How to stop kernel_task from constantly using over 400% CPU?

Configuration: Model Name: Mac mini (Late 2012) Model Identifier: Macmini6,2 System Version: OS X v10.11.3 (El Capitan) For the past few weeks, kernel_task has been using over 400% CPU and its ...
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Air Apps for Mac OSX: Code object is not signed at all

I have already developed and published several Air Apps for Mac OSX before. The last one was published on the Mac App Store in July 2015 - everything worked fine back then. This week I've finished ...
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Keep AirPlay toolbar icon permanently visible or hidden

I have a toolbar that semi-randomly every couple of minutes flips the Airplay icon on: or off again: How do I freeze it into a state of either always on or always off? The current behaviour of ...
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Ignore global shortcuts when using iTerm

I'm using tmux in iTerm2. To resize the tmux panels, I think I'm supposed to press Ctrl+b+Arrows. For example, if I press Ctrl+b+Down, it shows all the windows in the current app, probably because it ...
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Can't delete/merge my partitions on OSX

Yesterday I tried to install Win10 through bootcamp, but it couldn't install it on the premade partition. Eager as I was i meddled with the partition scheme during the installer but with no result. ...
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Find readable with Permissions as POSIX?

Aimed systems: Linux and OS X. Original code which works in Ubuntu 16.04 but not OS X, but follows unsuccessfully POSIX standards gfind ~ ! -readable -prune -o -type f -name "*.tex" where ! is ...
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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some files show extensions while others don't (OS X El Capitan)

The issue is very minor but I'm OCD with these things. I love consistency. The first screenshot was taken from an ls output. As you can see all the files have an .xlsx extension. The second ...
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Dock and Terminal don't work on systems with home directory on different versions of OSX

I have two macs, one running Mavericks and one running El Capitan. Most of the users on both of the machines have their home directory in an external server connected by NFS. When I try to launch ...
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How to enable iCloud Notes on my Mac?

In Internet Accounts, I see my iCloud account alright, but under it, "Notes" is not checked, and I cannot change that (the whole UI element is disabled): I tried re-entering iCloud password several ...
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Unable to erase, reformat, or repartition USB drive

This afternoon I attempted to mount a .iso of Windows 7 to a bootable USB drive. It's about 370GiB, so more than enough to store it. I did the following to get myself into this mess. Note,/sda/disk2 ...
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Why does my Magic Mouse 2 not work on OS X login screen?

I own a Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 model and have OS X El Capitan installed. Also, I use the Macbook in clam shell mode and have two 27" Apple Displays attached to it. When I restart the computer, the ...
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Setting a shortcut to “Right Size This Column” in Finder on El Capitan

I'm trying to set a keyboard shortcut for "Right Size This Column" in Finder. I've tried setting it under Keyboard > Shortcuts in System Preferences, but this does nothing.
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Switch between windows by name on OSX

Is there a way to switch between windows by typing a portion of the target window's name? (like doing Spotlight search but for windows) I frequently have many windows open, and CMD-Tab & friends, ...
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To Rescue Nonbooting OS X with Grub?

I had Refind bootloader in Macbook Air 2013-mid. My disk has OSX and broken Ubuntu. Ubuntu messed up my bootloader such that it starts only. I cannot go to grub/refind by pressing ALT, ALT-R, ... My ...
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Is it possible to bounce or redirect an email using Outlook 2016 for Mac or OWA?

Is there a way to replicate an email bounce / redirect using Office 365 hosted email using either the OWA web app or Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac? Basically, some subset of emails that get sent to ...
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Grab - Impossible to take a snapshot of the window

When trying to take a snapshot of a Brackets window with Grab, I get this buggy error message: It says 'Impossible to take a snapshot of the window - The content of this window cannot be shared.' ...
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How do I the Java updater on OS X? [duplicate]

I've disabled automatic checking for Java updates the Java Control Panel, but my changes are always ignored, as I can confirm by checking the control panel after making and saving my changes: How ...
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Rootless custom scheduling of Time Machine backups

It has been asked how to customize the backup schedule of Time Machine, but the solutions in the answers only seem to work in releases of OS X that weren’t “rootless”, i.e. before 10.11 El Capitan (or ...
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Reset USB bus without reboot (MacBook ignores display)

I have a MacBook Pro and work with different external monitors. The monitors have a keyboard and a mouse attached. Frequently the MacBook does not recognize the USB devices in the display and the ...
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Change Base DN on OSX Server

Normally OS X Server and Open Directory take the hostname as Base DN but is it possible to change the Base Suffix DN, OU or O manually? Like a full LDAP? F.e. dc=foo,dc=com In past It was possible ...
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Does Safari's history eventually get deleted?

I recently came across a folder in my computer called "History" with over 30 000 (!!) files. It seems that Safari was collecting a copy of every website I visit (probably to display it in the "history"...
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Repairing permissions twice gives the same result

If I repair permissions twice in a row, without launching any apps or processes while I do this, the results are almost the same: Why is it that the second time around, the problems seem to be ...
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Close Dock and top bar

Is there a way to keep the application Dock closed. Every time I do: killall dock It closes for a bit then automatically reopens. I want to be able to make an AppleScript program that keeps it ...
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300% of my CPU is being used? [duplicate]

I ran a Java applet, and it used over 200% of my CPU.... It actually rose to over 400% after I took the screenshot. How is this possible? Did Apple secretly hide extra cores on my Macbook, or did ...
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Why can't I access this Ext4 partition using FUSE?

I have installed FUSE for OS X. During installation I ticked the "compatibility layer" option. I have rebooted after installation. I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition and two Ext4 ...
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Enabling TSX on OS X

How can I enable TSX on my Mac? The furthest I got was by trying to add a kext that would enable me to r/w to the model-specific register but I can't install non signed kexts on my Mac. Any ...
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How do get the text in Messages to display while I’m typing?

At one time my Messages app showed text and the text field where I would type my messages but suddenly it has disappeared. How do I correct this? I've tried changing the contrast and the display ...
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Cannot boot into offline recovery partition in El capitan

I removed Boot Camp, then every time I use CommandR my Macbook Air starts Internet recovery. The weird thing is that the recovery partition is still there. Note my Internet connection is only 512kb/...
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Finder: Select a file after Copy & Paste

When I copy and paste a file in Windows, the last inserted file is selected automatically in the destination folder. Then I can (for example) press F2 to rename it. When I copy and paste a file in OS ...
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Photos deleted after iPhoto migration

OSX El Capitan 10.11.13 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 At the end of 2014 my hard drive crashed and i got it recovered professionally, the photos that where on my hard drive where still on iPhoto after i got ...
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Keyboard App Shortcuts not working in Google Docs

I often use Google docs, and have to switch between Windows and OSX as well. I setup App Shortcuts (All Applications) in the keyboard preferences so that Control+C is for copy, Control+Z is for undo ...
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Archived mail keeps reappearing in Inbox on OS X

I have a problem with Mail in OS X El Capitan (10.11.5). If I archive messages from my Inbox, go to another folder, then back to my Inbox, the messages are there again. Quitting mail and starting it ...
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How to force OS X to always use my VPN? [duplicate]

I use the VPN client Tunnelblick to redirect all the traffic to my VPN. However, if Tunnelblick is down, or while it's connecting to my VPN at startup, my trafic is not redirected to my VPN. This is ...
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Plugging in an external HDMI display makes the computer sluggish

2015 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5, 8gb ram MBP and it usually feels snappy but when I plug in my external Samsung HDMI display it slows down considerably. Animations are janky, delays in editing text, and ...
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What is the “akd” process, and do I need to allow it to connect to the internet?

I use Little Snitch as a Mac OS firewall. Usually, it's fairly clear to me what needs to connect to the internet and what doesn't. However, I can't figure out what akd is or does, and why it needs to ...
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Network priority is not being observed—how to fix?

I have my home network listed as highest priority in my list of Wifi networks, and my Karma Go (like a Mifi) listed way down the list, and yet I very frequently discover that I'm using my Karma Go ...
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Use script without root

I write a maintenance script with different commands. the script has sudo commands inside. Now I want to use crontab, but my first problem is: How can I use the script on user level without root ...
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Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters

On El Capitan (10.11.4) I somehow got into a state where using the key combination shift+option+key outputs accented or special characters. For example shift+option+k :  shift+option+j : Ô ...
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rMBP random unexpected shutdown

Recently I'm facing random unexpected shutdown on rMBP mid-2014. I've clean installed the Yosemite with clean user and issue still continues. Apple online support suggested to work on Safe Mode and it ...
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Main volume controls are ignored via bluetooth

I have a Bose speaker connected to a Philips bluetooth receiver. When i connect my macbook pro to it, the main volume (controlled by the Function Keys) is ignored; from my computer, i can only use the ...
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Is this external USB3 drive really this slow for my Macbook TimeMachine backup?

I got myself this WD 2TB USB3 external harddrive for backups: http://amzn.to/1X8b3a8 I connected it to the USB 3.0 port of my mid 2015 Macbook Pro 15". When I run Time Machine, it really takes ...
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Mac book pro doesn't shut down [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 pollici, end 2013) After last OS X upgrade on 10.11.5, doesn't shut down... When i click on the shut down button, the top gray menu and the icon disappear, but ...
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How can I put a Realtek wifi adapter in monitor mode?

I have an ALFA awus036nhr wifi adapter and can use it in monitor mode in Linux but I can't use airmon-ng in OS X even though I have airocrack-ng installed, and running tcpdump -Ii en6 returns: ...
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How do I get spotlight to recognise custom tags on an external server?

I'm trying to sort files on an external server using custom tags, however spotlight doesn't seem to recognise the custom tags. It works successfully with the standard OSX tags (i.e. red, yellow, blue ...
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What automatic script runs with Bourne Shell (/bin/sh) for root?

I want to add some aliases to my OSX command line environment for easier navigation when in the root prompt (sudo su to root). On the Bourne Again Shell (/bin/bash), I can edit /var/root/.bash_profile....