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 generate or update a recovery parition

We have started to replace hard drives in some MacBook Pros and Airs that are about 3 years old. We found out the hard way that FileVault encryption requires a recovery parition. If we install ...
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I get a bash syntax error message every time I open Terminal on macbook

-bash: /Users/admin/.bash_sessions/720116FC-4C25-4FFA-AC15-00D5C843C15F.session: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' -bash: /Users/admin/.bash_sessions/720116FC-4C25-4FFA-AC15-00D5C843C15F....
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Need help in figuring out why my MacBook (mid 2012) crashes even after reinstalling ElCapitan

My MB Pro mid 2012 is crashing since already some time quite often. ~2 years ago I put in 16GB Ram and a Samsung Evo SSD, no problems after that. Just recently those "crashes" started to appear. What ...
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Layout broken across all websites in Safari

Every websites layout is messed up. An example of BBC News can be seen above. I have attempted multiple troubleshooting methods recommended online such as uninstalling AdBlock however none of these ...
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“Startup disk” in “About this Mac”

I noticed that on when I go into "About this Mac" on my iMac I see a parameter named "Startup disk" while on my MacBook I do not... Is this because I have multiple disks in my iMac and only one in the ...
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Mail App keeps hanging (not crashing) on Yosemite 10.10.3

Mail runs fine for a few hours, then hangs. I must force quit, then reopen. It runs fine for another few hours then crashes. This is a fresh install of Yosemite, and I rebuilt the index and tried ...
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Any shortcut to go to user account window? [duplicate]

Is there any keyboard shortcut to go here? EDIT: This script does not work on run {input, parameters} (* Login menu has to be the last! *) tell application "System Events" tell process ...
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MacBook Misidentifies Physical Layout of Built-in Keyboard

I have a really strange problem with my sister's MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, running El Capitan): it is incorrectly identifying the physical layout of the built-in keyboard. It isn't just a matter of ...
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How to make OS X not remember ssh key passphrase

I have a passphrase on my ssh id_rsa key, and OS X asks me for the passphrase the first time I want to use it, but even if I decline to add it to my keychain, it doesn't ask me for a passphrase again ...
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Useless Eject key on Apple Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard that has an eject key on the top right. It is useless because my Retina MacBook Pro does not have a CD-ROM. My MacBook is running OS X Mavericks and I expected ...
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Can't download Google Chrome on my Mac!

I'm on the page http://google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html There is a large blue button "Download Chrome" and below it "For Mac OS X 10.6 or later". I click on the button. Result: the whole ...
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How to Fix Disk Utility Getting Stuck on “Verifying storage system”

Okay, had a brief power outage today that shut down my computer and external drives, so I figured I should run a quick disk check just to be safe. However, when I run try to verify with Disk Utility, ...
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How to export Reminders task to Todoist?

Is there a way to export or synchronize Reminders tasks to Todoist?
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Deleting a hard drive protected by password with Mac OS X Yosemite

I recently changed my hard drive for a SSD device. The removed storage device can be used as an external drive, via USB. I want to delete everything on this HD, but it is asking me for a password when ...
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Is there a problem is closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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Restart download Mac OS X (macOS) Sierra, Developer Preview version

My download of macOS Sierra (Developer Preview, see press release) began downloading, appearing in the Launchpad app. But then got interrupted. It failed to restart, so I deleted the icon in Launchpad ...
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MacBook Pro installation failure (recovery, internet, or disk)… what now?

Inherited a MacBook Pro (2010 MacBook6,1 17"). Starts up fine, but wouldn't boot - no operating system found. Hard drive does not appear to be bad (see details below) but I can't seem to get it to ...
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Can't click links at all in certain circumstances

This problem has bothered me for a few months now, but only in very limited circumstances. When I went on medium.com and tried to access my profile, when I clicked to open the navigation, the box ...
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ITerm2 Console connection to Cisco equipment Control-A does not work

I connect to Cisco Equipment via console cable and am currently trying to use ITerm2. The problem is I cannot get the Control-A (Move to beginning of line) command to work. I've tried to add in ...
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After update OS X EI Capitan, external hard disk format changed

I always use the same external hard disk on my Mac formatted as OS X Extended (Journaled). After upgrading my OS, it's recognized as NTFS volume now. What should I do?
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Flash Local Shared Object storage security issue?

I have encountered some strange behavior when navigating through the flash Local Shared Object folders on my computer running OS X version 10.11.5 The behavior is as follows: Navigate to the base ...
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How can I change sleep mode's wallpaper?

I could change the wallpaper of the user accounts's window: By modifying /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png But I also want to change the wallpaper of the sleep mode's window: Do you ...
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NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID in Chrome on OS X

I have a site with a Comodo EV SSL installed. When opening the site in Firefox or Safari, the site displays the green lock and the extended EV green bar. However, when opening the same site in chrome, ...
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Afloat App - how to click on overlays when I need to

I am using an app named Afloat on my Mac. It has the option to make windows an 'overlay' which floats on top of other windows and the clicks fall through. I want the clicks to fall through most of ...
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Unexpected Error When Opening Drop Box

I am on an iMac using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4. When I attempt to open Dropbox from my Applications folder, I continue to receive the error "An unexpected error occurred. Please try again ...
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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macOS Sierra: Allow applications downloaded from anywhere?

In previous versions of the OS in the security pane, you are provided an option of: But in this version there is no option of anywhere: I assume this is due to it being a pre-release build. Is ...
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Numbers: checking if cell with specific text exists

Prerequisites I have some tables with cells like so: Also, I have some more tables like so: Objective Note the YES and NO. in the Included column in the Example Requirements table. You ...
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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Why does the version of Java verified by Oracle differ from the version shown at the command line?

Questions Why do versions differ? Should we trust Oracle's verification routine? In some cases, the version verified by Oracle is different from the version shown at the command line. Example ...
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Is there any way to look at and modify the Application Layer Firewall via the command line?

We have an issues where an application changed it's service name and UAC prompted users to allow or deny, and a lot of users clicked deny. If users go in to system preferences, security, firewall and ...
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Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError (Trying run Alda on OS X)

I've hit a wall with trying to get Alda to run on OS X. It's an executable I downloaded from here; then, as per the installation guide on GitHub, I ran chmod +x alda on it, and then moved it to my /...
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How can I reset the dock?

I recently updated my computer from Mavericks to El Capitan, and I'm unable to add or remove items from the dock. If I attempt to change the dock, the computer freezes and I am unable to interact with ...
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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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Change keyboard layout each time the application starts

I need to change keyboard layout each time I start an application (more specifically Steam game called Awesomenauts). How can I do it automatically? The problems are: I can't launch this ...
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How to reset safari 9.0.3

In older versions there was an option to reset safari But in 9.0.3 I am not seeing this option What are the alternatives? How can I reset safari 9.0.3?
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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Tried to compile asm code with a C wrapper, but following message appeared: [on hold]

I was trying to compile an assembly code with a C wrapper code using gcc compiler, but instead of creating an object file the following message appeared: > Adams-MacBook-Pro:Adam ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Is there better third-party scanner software for OS X than Preview?

I'm not overly happy with the UI for interfacing with the scanner on my Epson WF-3250 series scanner that's provided by the latest Preview that comes with OS X 10.10. It's clunky and awkward, crashes ...
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How to use pip after the OS X El Capitan upgrade?

After the El Capitan update, I am unable to run pip install. The error I get is that the "operation is not permitted" when pip tries to create new folders while installing. creating /System/Library/...
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What does “@” signify in unix file permissions?

I have a file with the following permissions on my MacBook Pro: -rwxr-xr-x@ 1 root wheel 101K Feb 29 17:09 apachectl What does the @ stand for? I can't execute the file and this is the only ...
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Sometimes Mac doesn't recognise my external hard drive

I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard drive that is formatted FAT32 and a 16 GB Silicon Power USB thumb drive and both of them uses USB3 but my MacBook Pro sometimes doesn't ...
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Brew doctor asking to update xcode, while its already updated

When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1. Xcode can be updated from the App Store. While I already have latest XCode cli, which I found ...
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What are these google host entries that keep showing up automatically in my etc/hosts file?

I went to edit my /etc/hosts file and found a bunch of entries for google urls that I never put there. When I try to delete it, it just comes back. I tried searching google for it but to no avail. ...
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Is it possible to use a Nexus tablet as a second monitor for a Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to figure out a way to use my Nexus 7 tablet as a second screen on my Macbook Pro. I know that some commercial programs exist to help you do that or similar--I've found, for example that ...
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Location of the resource files for the spinning wait cursor?

For a presentation I am making, I want to find my Mac's system's default "Spinning Wait Cursor" resources. I was told that the cursors are in here: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices....
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Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
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OSX El Capitan reset the number of Spaces

Is there a way of "resetting" the number of desktop Spaces in Mission Control in El Capitan? I'm working on a previous co-workers Mac Pro, and somehow mission control has....325 desktop Spaces... I ...
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Sync Mac & Windows user profiles to OneDrive

I'm running Parallels 11 with Mac El Capitan and Win 10, and Office 365 plus OneDrive installed on the Win side. Am natively sharing my Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders between Mac/Win thru ...