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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When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't hide the dock

I dont have "auto hide" enable for dock. but in all previous version dock will hide if I enter in full screen mode for vlc player or for chrome. Now its no longer the case. If I enbale "auto hide" ...
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Input language stuck in English

I tried to change input language by pressing shortcut commandspace and also by choosing language on the menu bar. It automatically switches to English language. The only way I found to fix it by ...
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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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My mac bookpro screen hangs and freeze after restarting it displays black screen

I bought macbook pro-13 inches last year September, since last 15 days I'm facing difficulties regarding to booting issues and also some times suddenly the display hangs no controls, keys, trackpad ...
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Macbook Air stuck in failed Windows installation

I tried to install Windows 10 using Boot Camp on my MacBook Air Mid 2012. The Windows installation failed and everytime. I tried to boot my Mac and it displayed the "No bootable device .." error. I ...
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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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Change colour of browser address/search bar

In OSX would it be possible to change the background colour and/or text colour of the address/search bar input field of a browser (Chrome, Safari, etc)? Not just the highlight colour (System Prefs > ...
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“pkd” process on El Capitan

I just upgraded to OS X 10.11.2 (El Cap), and overall it seems to be working OK. One strange thing: there's a "pkd" process which is taking ~150% CPU, all the time, even though I'm not doing anything....
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How to put Spotlight back into the middle of the screen

I have a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro. For some reason, Spotlight search now appears in the middle of the right hand edge of the screen, rather than the center. This is not catastrophic, but extremely odd. I ...
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Can't find installed software

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I've tried all sorts of things, and need help. I needed to use some software from the Internet, so I got some installers for them. All of them are .dmg and ...
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Problem with configuring pfctl

I am trying to set up banner checking in MASSCAN. Link to GitHub page The problem is that MASSCAN contains its own TCP/IP stack separate from the system you run it on. I need to firewall the port ...
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Where are the popcorn time temporary files stored on OS X Mavericks?

I want to find the location of temporary files created by popcorn time so that I can stream via the chromecast player to my TV. I can find that on Windows but don't know where is it located on Mac.
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How can Sudden Motion Sensor interrupt f.lux functionality to control screen color?

I have installed f.lux on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 to make the color of screen warmer at night. When I pick my laptop suddenly and Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)...
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How do I make the hard drive visible in the Finder?

On OS X Lion I don't see the hard drive in the Finder and I seem to have no permission to create a folder under / from terminal. I know I can do this if I activate the root user, but I need to be ...
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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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Pages keeps deleting empty lines when I change the font style

I am running the latest version of Pages (5.6). The problem occurs whenever I position the caret on a new, empty line. If I change the font style to bold (or turn off bold), Pages automatically ...
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Batch copy time creation and modification date from files using OSX

First of all, I have asked the same question at stack overflow, but I am not sure if it's right over there. That's why I decided to post it here, too. t'm having a hard time trying to copy the ...
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What does locking a Mac actually do?

When my Mac locks itself due to inactivity, or because I've switched to the login screen (without logging myself out), what actually changes? For example: Is access to data on my hard disk affected? ...
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Windows 10 Bootcamp Partition Unseen By OS X

I've look around here and Apple's support community, but can't find my exact issue. I recently reinstalled Windows 10 to my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012), added a partition to start on installing Linux, and ...
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-bash: /usr/bin/svn: No such file or directory

I am trying to upgrade my svn version. So I deleted older binary sudo rm /usr/bin/svn Then I installed svn brew install svn And linked it too athakur:home athakur$ brew link --overwrite ...
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Replacing OS X with Windows/Linux on aging Mac

I have an old 2008 13" Macbook4,1 model (not pro) running Snow Leopard with 4GB of RAM and 160GB of HDD. It is adequate for my needs at the moment but the OS is no longer being supported by Apple (NTP ...
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Bootcamp and upgrading to macOS Sierra

At the moment, I am running OS X El Capitan (10.11.5) and Windows 10 in bootcamp on my MacBook Pro. I plan on upgrading to the macOS Sierra public beta when it comes out in July or so. My question ...
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command line update of python3

I have both python 2.7 and 3.5.1 installed in my Mac (El Capitan). I left version 2.7 as per this recommendation. Now I would like to update version 3.5.1 to the latest one but from the command line. ...
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How to mount a shared folder as disk with `rwxr-xr-x` permissions?

I shared a folder from the host system (OSX) and use mount it in the guest system (OSX). But it is mounted only with rwx------ mode. I granted an rw access for the shared folder for a user in the ...
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What is Mac OS X Lion's Finder Font?

What is the default font that Mac OS X Lion use in it's apps, more importantly the Finder window?
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How to create Wifi hotspot on OS X 10.11.5 and share Internet Connection from another Wifi network?

I want to connect to wifi network A, create hotspot wifi network B and share internet from A to B. I did it on Windows using mHotspot utility before. But how to do it on OS X?
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How do I maintain/extend the user access control from my internal hdd on an external hdd?

I attached an external Firewire HDD do my iMac and want to maintain or extend the user accounts and group structure that I have setup on my internal HDD to my external HDD. How do I go about that? Is ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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Avoid Unwanted/Blank Text Annotations in Preview.app

When opening a PDF in Yosemite's Preview.app, I can select text using the Text Selection tool from the Markup Toolbar. However, if I don't click directly on the text, a blank text box will appear. ...
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Mac Lync Conversation History Storage Location

Anyone know where Mac Lync 2011 stores its conversation history? Since it isn't tied to Outlook, it isn't stored on the Exchange server is it? If not, I need to back it up...
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How do I clear Google Chrome's DNS cache entirely?

Chrome is quite aggressive about caching HTTP responses. I assume this is for speed. However, for a web developer such as myself, this can often be problematic, since pages I work on often change a ...
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Mavericks on a MacBook 4,1 [on hold]

I've tried SFOTT o cannot get it to work. Someone please help me my specs are: Core 2 duo 2.1ghz 4gb of ram X1300 144mb 120 gb hdd Please someone help me I don't want to give up
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Is there a GUI SSH client for OS X?

I know that SSH from the command line is easy enough, but would like to give my students that use OS X a GUI option. Is there a PuTTY equivalent for the Mac?
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Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows?

On Windows, I use TeraCopy for improved file copying. Are there any similar equivalents for OS X? In particular, I'd like to see things like copy speed.
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How to run OS X 10.10 install via command line?

I am trying to create a script that wipes/partitions the hard drive of old macs and reinstalls OS X so that I do not have to click through the user interface. I can run wipe the disk, but I cannot ...
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How To Give Each User Separate Applications Folder

I just got a used Mac mini and am currently setting it up for me and my family to use. Before this, the only Mac in the house was my MacBook Pro and very rarely did anyone else use it, so I had the ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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runaway distnoted process

Sometimes I see a distnoted process suddenly spin up and chew up 100% CPU (on one core) and a ton of memory, often in the neighborhood of 1.5G or so. This happens a few times a day, starting a month ...
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cannot boot. volume disappeared from boot option after Disk Utility (GUI) repair

I have a 13-inch MBP with the latest OS X version. Problem Yesterday, I went to the Recovery Mode and performed Repair on my boot volume. I was not having a problem, but I just wanted to verify and ...
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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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What point is there in using an everyday non-admin account on OS X?

This piece of advice is old but is coming back into fashion. I have seen it a lot recently, on a number of Mac websites or forums. "Your ‘everyday’ user account should not be an admin account. It ...
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Text Replacements synchronisation between iOS and OS X does not work properly

Note: As pointed out by Andreas Fischlin this entire QA is using incorrect terminology. I have changed the main title to correctly reflect the discussion is about Text Replacements not Shortcuts. A ...
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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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OS X Internet Recovery Globe stuck

I've deleted my recovery disk; or you can say more accurately, I've completely erased, by mistake, my SSD. Now, my only option is to recover via Internet, but the globe on Internet recovery keeps ...
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Measure Mouse Polling Rate on Mac

How can I measure the polling rate of my USB mouse on OS X (10.7.5)? I am looking for something like this, but for OSX. "...a lightweight program that can tell you how often the position of your ...
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How can I activate buttons with just the keyboard?

Many user interface (UI) elements or dialog boxes have buttons. I would like to be able to activate a button with just the keyboard, without the mouse. How can I do this?
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How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder?

How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder or, in other words, have opposite effect to default option nobrowse? From mount manpage nobrowse This option indicates that the mount ...
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What software is available changing the default maximize button behavior in this video?

The still from this video (see image below) shows non-standard window maximization control options. Upon mouse hover on the + in the normal close, minimize, maximize controls (top-left of each window),...
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OSX App's Icon stuck on my screen

I just tried to open Spotify's app through the OSX LaunchPad, and when I clicked on the icon, it is stuck on my screen. I've attached some screenshots to show you. I don't know how to get it down. No ...