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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Downloading the Current EFI for the 2015 MacBook8,1 Model?

I checked the Mac product download pages and found no new firmware updates for the new 2015 MacBooks. I found many for the MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iMacs, and even the XServers, but the closest ...
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Mac OSX EFI problems, urgent help needed!

So, I recently did an update on OSX, booted my computer up and I discovered that I the update replaced my EFI boot rom and the SMC with the incorrect SMC, so now I can't use my battery and the ...
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How to take a full page screenshot in Mac OS Safari?

I'm looking for a Safari Extension that can take full page screenshots. I am aware there are various extensions, but haven't found any that would take full page images.
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Changing my Home icons

Apple makes it rather hard to change things like the system font and icons for the home folder. And while I understand the problems that can occur when the system font is changed; is changing your ...
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Which application to replace Superputty / Putty CM in mac

Is there any application in MAC OS (Mac book pro) which can work like superputty / putty CM does in windows? I am looking for a free one. What I need is to organize my ssh sessions .. I can ssh to my ...
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Dock Icons will not move in Yosemite

I am able to rearrange the dock icons for a period of time after each restart, though I have not been able to determine the length of time. Then I am not able to rearrange the dock icons again. I ...
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white side bar on screen [on hold]

I am just experiencing on my screen some king of grey filter on the hole screen with a white side bar that I can't remove. I restarted many times my machine, with no suceess Can someone explain it ?
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“networksetup is trying to modify the system network configuration” dialogue wont go away!

I keep getting this dialogue on a recently upgraded MacBook running El Capitan -- it doesn't matter how many times I enter my password, it just keeps opening and opening: This is appearing when ...
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How to move tabs in terminal

Every once in a while, I need to "refresh" my shell session by closing it and opening a new one. Unfortunately the terminal tab ends up at the very end of tab bar, so I need to move it back to where ...
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MS Word Office 2010 (Windows) maked text not showing on Word Office 2011 (Mac)

I've marked up (color mark / text highlight) some lines in a .docx file in Windows Word Office 2010. Then I moved to Mac OS X, opened the file and there are no marks. Is is possible to make the thing ...
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MS Word Doc 2008 For Mac

I was wondering if there was a way that I could set many different fixed header and footer images on a multiple page MS Word Doc but with me choosing a particular image for page #5 as compared to page ...
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MacBook Pro 15'' (Mid 2010) regularly crashes for unknown reason

My MacBook Pro suddenly began crashing regularly, and I can't tell why. Panic report: Anonymous UUID: 5268AAE1-4401-D38B-9AD1-A8554209B5A3 Tue Jul 26 20:10:11 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(...
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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...
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How I enable Facebook integration on OS X El Capitan?

I've followed the instructions for setting up Facebook integration on OS X, but my password is refused. I've also generated an "app password" on Facebook, but that is also refused. Is there something ...
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Installing a linux application in OS X - source or via package mechanism?

I'm looking at installing an application whose installation is supported on a few Linux distros via yum, rpm etc and from source. What I would like to know is given these possibilities, what would be ...
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Wacom tablet. Endless error messages in OS X systemlog

I am running a Wacom intuos tablet with the latest software driver v6.3.16-12 on OS X El Capitan. I have noticed endless error messages in the OS X console e.g 27.07.16 16:00:59,520 WacomTabletDriver[...
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Boot drive selection screen slow/un-responsive in Macbook Pro (early 2015)

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" (Early 2015) model and I have a bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 Pro installed in it. The dual boot to OSX El Capitan and Windows was working just fine until about a ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts for using El Capitan Split View for Mac?

This question is about Mac El Capitan SplitView I am a fan of using splitscreen views as in i3 for linux. Or when I am on Windows I use snapping With the new feature is there a way to use it ...
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Boot from usb take forever

Recently I made the stupid mistake of erasing MacBook Pro (2012) HDD without immediately installing OS X. And now it can't even boot or get to recovery utilities. So I decided to make a bootable OS X ...
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Error after running jshell from Java 9 ea JDK

I've installed JDK 9 Early Access. I got an error after running jshell command. ➜ bin ./jshell ERROR: transport error 202: gethostbyname: unknown host ERROR: JDWP Transport dt_socket failed to ...
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USB Flash drive not mounting OS X

Some months ago I bought a USB flash drive 16 GB, and I have used it on my Windows machine with no errors or bugs, whatsoever. Since that I need to move some files from my Mac, the flash drive does ...
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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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How to reset file icons associated with default program on El Capitan

I've uninstalled my former default text editor which I used for many different file formats. Unfortunately the associated icons are not removed automatically. As a result, several file types still use ...
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How to prevent automount of a partition in El Capitan

There are two boot partitions on my MacBook. A working, bootable, El Capitan is installed on both. How can I prevent automounting partition2, when booting from partition1? According to many pages I ...
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Recording with Audacity using Soundflower causes echo/reverb

I'm using Audacity and Soundflower to record sound internally on my MacBook Pro. For example I can play a YouTube video and listen to it with head phones, while recording the sound output. All that ...
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Turn all windows transparent in Mavericks

I have been looking around for over an hour now trying to find some way to make all my windows somewhat transparent / translucent ... I found the app Afloat, however that app doesn't work with all ...
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El Capitan XQuartz fails to open. Abnormal code 126

I am running 10.11.2 on a Macbook Pro and have downloaded the Quartz 2.7.9 and installed it. The installation GUI claims the XQuartz installation was successful. I rebooted my machine and logged ...
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“XfinityWifi” and “PublicWifi” are being added to my list of networks without my knowledge or consent

(OS/X El Capitan ... MacBook Pro) From time to time, when I go to *System Preferences...Network...WiFi...Advanced," I find that two network-names have been added to the list without my knowledge or ...
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Add urls to a list via Automator

What is the simplest way to append a list of urls with a selected URL when browsing either chrome or safari. I tried to do this with automator and it was easy to achieve by creating a service with a ...
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“Recent Items” count is not saved in System Preferences-OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”

In System Preferences, when I try to change "Recent Items" count from "none" to any other value it is not saved. I can change it, but when I close System Preferences and open it again I still see "...
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OS X Automator “Take Screenshot” Issue

I need to automate a screenshot task, so I thought why not use automator? I found the "Take Screenshot" Action and started to play with it. The problem is is that is sets the file name and when the ...
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Why is my Launchpad missing app icons?

Sometimes my Launchpad just look like this without any app icons. What causes this problem and how can I solve it? I am using 2011 11″ MacBook Air with OS X 10.9.1
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How to prevent Cmd-Q from typing “q” in the new foreground app?

My background app (the one that gets activated when the current app quits) is some text editor. When I use the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit it and immediately afterwards let go of only the Cmd key, the text ...
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Export keychains

in order to migrate to an Ubutun, I would like to export all my password, to for example a CSV file. In Keychain Access, I found export menu, but it's alway disabled, even when the access is unlocked....
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How do I get rEFInd working with OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

I noticed that I could not install and use rEFInd after upgrading to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. This restricts me to OS X so I cannot boot my Linux partition. I get the following error: error "Could not ...
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How to check VT-x status on MacBook Pro

I need to enable VT-x on my MacBook Pro but I don't know if it's already enabled or not. is there a command for checking the status, enabling or disabling VT-x? Those are the device specifications: ...
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Can multi-monitor setup be more Windows-like [duplicate]

When I'm on Windows, I can move an application window between two monitors. So a part of it is on one screen and another part is on another screen. But I don't seem to be able to make it so on OS X 10....
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Defective Login After Failed Upgrade to macOS Sierra [on hold]

Yesterday, I tried to update to the second public beta of macOS Sierra. For some reason, however, the update process stopped shortly before the completion, and since there was no progress even after ...
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MacBook Pro El Capitan EFI Password Issue

I locked my Mac from icloud.com from my PC, but then I found my Mac. However, I forgot the 4 digit passcode that I chose while locking, and now I can't get in. Every time when I try to go to Recovery ...
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OSX EL Captain customization and themeing

I don't like the new dock, I don't like the new folders, I don't like flat or may be I am bored of looking at same stuff. But really I still miss OSX Lion/Mavericks 3D dock and a more lively user ...
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How can prevent certain senders from going to Junk Mail without creating contact?

I am running Mountain Lion 10.8 and use Mail.app for my email mostly.* I recently purchased a product from Amazon, somewhere I order from frequently, and noticed that I didn't receive the usual sales ...
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OS X El Capitan, ProFTPD, Login incorrect!

I can not login to ProFTPD server. The logfile says: Jul 26 09:10:08 macbook proftpd: XX.XX.XXX.XXX:51408: PASS (hidden)[3941]: in openpam_load_module(): no pam_opendirectory.so found Jul 26 09:10:08 ...
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Deleted photos from MacBook but storage space not reclaimed

I recently ran out of space on my MacBook Pro because I have a lot of pictures saved to it, so I went out and bought an external hard drive (2 TB). I moved every single photo on my MacBook hard drive ...
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Use `mdfind` for a date range on OS X

I can't figure this out. How can I use mdfind on OS X to find all photos with creation date between say March 10th, 2008 and March 15th, 2008? using mdfind 'kMDItemFSCreationDate = 2008-03-10 12:30:...
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How do I enable location services for a specific website on Safari for OS X?

In the past I've disabled Location Services for a specific site in Safari for OS X, but would now like to enable it, for that site only. How do I do that. None of the instructions I've found describe ...
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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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mail app eats up outgoing mail, never sends it [on hold]

As part of my domain hosting, I get imap and smtp services. Every once in a while (every other month or so), my outgoing mail just doesn't go, although mac mail records it as having sent it. I have ...
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Windows like Restore option in OSX

Windows provide a facility to restore state of OS in case of getting corrupt by loading it up from Hard drive. Is there anything like that available for OSX?
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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 connect OS X Yosemite to a window based SSTP VPN?

I am trying to connect to a window based SSTP VPN network. I am using OS X Yosemite, I was wondering if there is any solution that can allow me to connect to a SSTP based VPN. For the record, I have ...