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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Is there any way to broadcast a part of your screen as webcam on OSX (for twitch, omegle etc)?

Title: can you get a section of your screen recognised as if it was a webcam, so sites like twitch and omegle will read from it?
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prevent networksetup from asking for password

I am trying to get rid of password when changing proxy with networksetup. I changed permissions to read and write of /private/etc folder and propagated change to subfolders. I tried this: sudo chmod ...
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Android Studio 2.1 very slow build, macbook blows very loud

I am using new version of Android Studio since one week (v2.1) and it completely freezes my macbook. Each gradle build takes forever, and my computer blows air like if it is going to die. Anyone ...
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Why can't I change the normal template for microsoft word 2016 for mac?

I did a clean install of Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 from installers from my campus bookstore. I customized the install to include only Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. I have not had the previews, and ...
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Apple Mail doesn't show when a mail is encrypted (using S/MIME)

I have recently started using S/MIME since we got a certificate from our school and are advised to use it when possible. I am using El Capitan 10.11.4. The encryption and decryption process ITSELF ...
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Any nice, stable ways to keep a window 'Always on top' on the Mac?

I am looking for a stable way to keep any window 'always on top' on OSX. Afloat, an app that does that requires SIMBL/easySIMBL, which it seems is not very stable. Are there any better solutions? ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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I cannot access or see any of my application from my user account

For some reason all of my application have disappeared. Last night I was using my computer, I installed a new program (PHPStorm) used it for a while and right before shutting it down I got a system ...
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AutoHotkey Equivalent for OS X?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...
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Mac OSX Server Blocking Adobe Sites

I installed Mac OS X server a while ago but never really used it, around a month ago I got a warning saying that my Adobe products could not be validated even though they were working perfectly ...
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How can I add a voiceover to my Keynote presentation?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.4 and Keynote 6.2.2. I have a presentation done in Keynote with slide and music. Now I want add a voice over. Can I do that and if so how?
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Restart OS X GUI

I need to restart the WindowServer (OS X's GUI); I know this can be achieved using the command sudo killall -HUP WindowServer but this closes all your open applications. Is there a way to restart the ...
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Mail client sending duplicate replies

I have my OS X Mail client setup with one GMail and one Outlook account. They both use IMAP. I have an issue that every time I reply to a message I send two identical replies (from the same hotmail ...
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Automatically detect and maintain account settings

I'm having problem with sending mail via SMTP where the error is username and password does not match, even though they are most certainly correct as the IMAP works. My host wants me to try to ...
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Ceased to open old files by double-clicking on the Time Capsule disk

On the local drives (internal and external), everything is fine. Any newly stored files on the Time Capsule open normally, but files that already existed no longer open when I double-click them. ...
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For some reason I can't update my Mac OS X 10.7.4 to the latest software?

I've been wanting to update my mac for a long time but for some reason it won't let me whenever I try. I'm not an expert when it comes to computers so maybe I'm doing something wrong but if anyone ...
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How to use GUI pinentry program for GPG

I would always like to use the GUI version of entering my GPG passphrase. Currently my pinentry program is set the same on my laptop as my desktop. But the desktop always asks for my passphrase on the ...
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How do I transfer a photo in Preview to iPhoto?

I have a Photo in Preview. How do I move it to iPhoto?
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iMac only show flashing folder with question mark after formatting OS X partition drive

Today i format my "OS X El capitan" partition for installing "Yosemite". But due an error in bootable yosemite usb it didn't install on this partition. After some hours when i turned on iMac and hold ...
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OS X El Capitan mail folder issue

I upgraded my Macbook Pro this morning to Version 10.11, and all my personal mail folders disappeared with up to 24 months of archived and must needed emails. They still show up on my iPhone 6...and ...
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Process completed error on bash terminal [on hold]

On entering a command like this into my bash terminal echo "export PATH=$PATH:~/Desktop/nand2tetris/tools" >> ~/.bash_profile ; source ~/.bash_profile to load a hardware simulator using ...
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Single application not showing up in Spotlight

I have a strange issue where Matlab stubbornly refuses to appear in Spotlight search results. I'm not sure what information to provide besides the fact it clearly exists in Applications: It even ...
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How to create a system wide shortcut and divert it to a app?

So I basically want to trigger a app shortcut, regardless if the app is in the foreground or not. How to achieve that?
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How to make Finder show icon thumbnail for some Excel documents?

I have two Microsoft Excel documents that are, except for the data contained within, virtually identical. One was created as an offshoot of the other. In the Finder, the original displays a thumbnail ...
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Automator: “Run Shell Script” throws error because of missing “on” command

OSX 10.11.4 here. I'm trying to create a workflow for use with a hotkey, to run a simple shell script. Created via: Automator -> New Service -> Utilities -> Run Shell Script, then set to 'no input' ...
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IKEv2 with AES instead of 3DES on OSX El Capitan 10.11.4?

I'm trying to get my MacBook to connect to strongswan on an Amazon Debian instance using IKEv2 with AES instead of 3DES. Most answers I've found so far suggest configuring the server to allow 3DES ...
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OSX Mavericks not downloading from Mac App Store (Lion)

I have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and am trying to download the new OSX Mavericks. There is free upgrade option in the Mac App store, which I click and it starts downloading on the launchpad. But when first ...
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Run TeamViewer on demand, instead of at startup

I installed TeamViewer Host (v. 10.0) for making remote connections back to my Mac. It loads on start up automatically, and there doesn’t seem to be a preference to disable that behavior*. TeamViewer ...
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How to turn off Auto-show sidebar in fullscreen Safari 9

In the new El Capitan version of OS X, in safari 9, in fullscreen if you move your cursor to the left, it shows the sidebar. Is there a way to disable it ?
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How do I install new Mac OS onto a new unformatted HD

The HD crashed on my old MacBook (white Mid 2007) and appears to be unrecoverable. Though I bought a new MacBook Pro, I would like to resurrect my old MacBook, by buying a new hard drive. (It had ...
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How to pin a window on top of other windows in OS X?

I used to use an app called Afloat that let me pin windows on top of all other windows on the Desktop. However, Afloat stopped being maintained at some point and it doesn't work with more recent ...
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Why won't Apple Mail let me add an account? [on hold]

I recently had to change the password on my wife's MacBook, and since then her mail app has not worked properly. Changing the password seems to confuse KeyChain, which may be the heart of the problem. ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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How can I get all my open TextEdit documents back?

I have a bad habit of having zillions of open documents in TextEdit, containing brief notes that I've made. Most of these are unsaved, so they have titles like "Untitled 67". Usually this isn't a ...
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Keyboard shortcut for stepping into zip archives without zip extensions in forklift 2?

In total commander you can "force step into" archives that are not named accordingly. For example if you have a file named my-file.jar (which is a zip file with some metadata) the only way to step ...
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Administrator account apparently lost after forced reboot of OS X

Yesterday I ran into one of those rare problems with OS X (10.11.4) where I thought I had to reboot my MacBook. The cursor wheel was constantly spinning and I was unable to quit any apps or even ...
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Do applications preserve xattrs when saving?

Do applications on Mac OS X (specifically the MS Office applications, but interested in others as well) generally preserve xattrs (Extended Attributes) on documents when saving them? For example, if ...
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Mysterious audible buzzing at 4:33am

Consistently at 4:33 AM, my laptop emits an audible buzzing sound. What could be the cause of this? I have had all app programs closed and this buzzing sound still occurs.
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How to view Root directory and subdirectories in Finder?

Apparently, the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop points to the root directory but it is not showing all the contents. Some of the files and directories are the same as those which I see when I ...
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iCloud Drive not working after El Capitan upgrade, files not in com~apple~CloudDocs

On one of my computers, iCloud Drive is not working after upgrading to El Capitan. The iCloud Drive folder is missing all my files in finder. Normally, these files are stored in ~/Library/Mobile ...
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Can I create a bootable VM from a Mac sparsebundle using symbolic links?

I'm trying to find a method for booting the sparsebundle image of my Mac inside VM software (VMWare, VirtualBox, doesn't matter), either by booting the sparesbundle itself or converting it to a ...
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One line weather output from terminal

Anyone knows a way to get a one line weather output in the terminal window with specified location? So far I'm using curl wttr.in/city but I would like a one output like City, Sunny 0'. I've found ...
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Notify me when someone joins messages

When one of my contacts is using the Messages app (OSX 10.9), a blue dot appears next to their icon to show that they are available. Is there a way (probably using applescript or automator) to make a ...
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Internal Hard Drive Not Visible

I have an early 2009 MacBook running OSX 10.9. Last week, my hard drive crashed. I bought another and installed OS 10.9. Everything works. I do not, however, see the drive's icon on my desktop. ...
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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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Extreme energy usage by Spotlight

I recently (two days ago) updated to El Capitan on my work machine (15" MBP, Mid 2015, 2.5 GHz Core i7, 16GB ram, R9 M370X, 500GB SSD) and ever since then, Spotlight has been draining my battery and ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot with new hard drive, but a different MacBook Pro will

So here are the details. My friend and I both have 13-inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro's. Same processor and specs since they were purchased at the same time, but originally had 250 GB hard drives. His hard ...
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What file system should I choose when formatting a flash drive?

I need to write a few large files (larger than 4 GB) on a flash drive, but I can't do it, because the file system of the flash drive is MS-DOS (FAT32). How should I format the flash drive, so I can ...
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Can't scan but can print with Canon PIXMA MG5500

I have a Canon PIXMA MG5500 and a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.3 The printer and scanner are supposed to be wireless and I have no problems with the printer but when I try to use the scanner it just ...
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How do I resolve the MADCATZ R.A.T 9 cursor bug in El Capitan?

As usual I wake up going to my computer playing some games. My mouse - a MADCATZ R.A.T 9 - is starting to be jerky and not working as I'd expect. Here is an example ---> youtube video. How do I ...