User Interface (UI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the printer in Mac printer dialog boxes?

Want to jump to the printer selector with the keyboard (and then select the desired printer w/the keyboard as well).
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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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Yellow tooltip stuck on screen

There is a yellow tooltip stuck and it floats above all other windows. I do not know from what program it came. How can I get rid of it without restarting my computer? EDIT:
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Why doesn't the iOS status-bar network activity indicator show all activity?

I have noticed that the spinning network activity indicator doesn't always show up when I know it's using the network. For example, I have my iPhone SE and my iPad 2 both downloading iOS 9.3.2 right ...
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Where did my desktop preview icons go?

When I started up my MacBook today my preview icons where gone as can be seen by attached screenshot. Any clue why they disappeared? And how to get them back? Thanks!
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How to disable the rubber banding/elastic scroll effect in OS X Mavericks?

OS X uses the rubber band effect to show users that they’ve scrolled to the end of a window’s content. In the past (Lion) the terminal command that follows would disable this effect: defaults write -...
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Can anyone recommend an app for creating flowcharts and diagrams?

I'm seeking a Mac app for creating basic flowcharts and similar diagrams. Google has been no help; I've followed dozens of links to apps that either don't exist anymore, I can't find any real ...
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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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Typing and UI lag, yosemite

I have a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 with SSD and 8GB RAM. It runs Yosemite 10.10.5. When I changed the original HD with an SSD and installed Yosemite (a few months ago), the computer started working ...
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Select multiple UI Elements from an Apple Script

I´m writing a script to facilitate some workflows within FCPX. In there I have to select multiple UI elements (rows) in a table (the Event browser). I found select *element* and set selection of *...
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Possible to move the cursor word-by-word with Cmd+left/right instead of Alt+left/right?

I would like to use Cmd+←/→ instead of Alt+←/→ to move the cursor word by word in Mac OSX (A Cocoa thing I guess). Is it possible to change that? And by the same token, I would ...
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On iPad, is there a way to go to “end of list” or “end of page” — besides going to “top of page”?

There is a way on iPad to go to top of the page or list, in email's list of emails, or in iBooks's highlighting and notes, for example, by tapping on the top status bar of the iPad screen. But is ...
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Change color of desktop font (Yosemite)

Tinkertool took care of most of the too-small fonts (are any Apple designers over 40?), but the white text on my preferred light desktop is bad. Linux GTX has a rather tricky file to hand-edit to fix ...
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Remove Window Drop Shadow and Replace with Outline

I'm running OS X 10.8.4. My goal is to remove the wide drop shadows around windows and replace them with a thin black outline. Several questions have been posted asking how to remove or reduce the ...
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How to launch a GUI application in another user's graphical session?

I'm trying to figure out how to launch a GUI application as another user that's logged in interactively, in that user's graphical session. For example, say I have two users, foo and bar. Both are ...
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GUI Firefox, Safari and other apps freeze after 10.11.3 update

Some apps seem to freeze when they were started at login. The apps are still responsive, but the GUI does not update. Did anyone else experience this problem? What can be done to solve it?
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Does Mavericks have a GUI for NFS mounts as in previous OS X versions?

On previous OS X releases, I could open Disk Utility and choose file->NFS Mounts. I cannot find anything similar in Mavericks. Is there any GUI for mounting NFS, or must it all be done via the command ...
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan - Verifying file dialog, every time a file is opened

Not sure, if this question will be closed, but the situation is quite annoying. Every time, I open some .pdf or .jpg file, a dialog appears,and it seems to be stuck there for a long time. After I ...
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How to enable “Preview” in open/save dialogs (viewed as List)?

I hate open/save dialogs. They suck. Specifically, I want the same functionality as... here.. I don't want to use "Browser View", I don't want to use Quicklook. I don't mind a nasty hack. ...
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Is it possible to run Nautilus on OS X?

Is it possible to run Nautilus instead of Finder on Mac OS X Snow Leopard? How?
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Make mac become more server [duplicate]

Take another system I use (for example CentOS). I use the following code to make it become server. # No GUI systemctl set-default multi-user.target # Enable SSH sudo systemctl start sshd It has ...
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Enable UI for root based processes

I've noticed that processes that runs under root privilege doesn't show any UI on the screen. I'd like to get "unexpected termination" window for some background processes I've made, and cannot so do ...
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How to Show Virtual Keyboard in El Capitan?

I changed to El Capitan and I cannot find anymore the virtual keyboard about testing keyboard's keys visually. It is normally in the right hand corner under the keyboard switcher icon. I need the ...
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Cannot Run GUI AppleScripts

I recently upgraded my system to OS X 10.11 El Capitan and ever since, my AppleScript which enables GUI scripting cannot be run. Part of the reason is obvious, the Universal Access pane in System ...
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How to open time machine progress bar window

I know that there is a window where time machine can display its current progress, along with an estimate about how long it will likely take till the current backup is complete. This window did ...
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Is there any way to change the visual style of the interface buttons in OS X?

For instance, in Tiger, the blue/grey "OK" or "Cancel" buttons in a window had a rounder radius. In Mavericks, they're more rectangular. Are the button images stored in a resources folder somewhere in ...
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Can I change the resize zones on windows in Yosemite?

It feels like the "hit zone" for the resize handle on windows in Yosemite is about 4 pixels wide. Meaning when I want to resize something I end up hunting around for it for 3 or 4 seconds every time. ...
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Launching a new instance of something instead opening existing one?

Is it possible to have app launcher(Alfred or Spotlight) to launch a new instance of an app(Finder, Terminal) instead of taking me to existing instance? I know this question: How to make clicking on ...
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Accept login policy banner without mouse

My computer setup currently has three monitors: the 15.4" built-in display of my MacBook pro, a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display connected by Thunderbolt, and a 10" Mimo Magic Touch display connected to ...
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set position {0,0} of element accessibillityTitle via Applescript

I have a UI element called accessibillityTitle with value Layers and I want to position this element in the top right corner, but I don't know how to acces it via Applescript. I have found the element ...
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Is there a way to get a modal display when ⌘-⌥-→ and ⌘-⌥-←?

When switching between applications with the keyboard (i.e. ⌘-tab) a modal display is shown with graphical representations of each application. Is there a way to get a similar modal display when ...
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How to drag a window from any point (maybe with shortcut) [duplicate]

Is there any setting or application that would let me drag a window without having to go to the window title bar? Maybe some application may let me drag a window by holding FN (or other combination) ...
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How to get old Spotlight Search View back for Yosemite?

I do not like Yosemite's default Spotlight search. It is in the middle of screen and I can see very little outputs at once. It is so much helpful when it is full screen. Example of the window ...
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OS X El Capitan: Zoom out images in safari without pinning tabs

Hmmm Apple changed the pinch-out-zoom gesture in Safari to pinning tabs in El Capitan. If you click you will zoom to max amount,then when you want to zoom out you pin your tab. Is this a bug? Update:...
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Preview app lost cmd click title bar in El Capitan?

Preview.app: I see that you can click a menu widget but what happened to cmd-clicking the file icon?
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How to get user GUI input from BASH scripts?

From a BASH script I want to get user input and change system settings, in a loop. I first tried cocoaDialog but that has a fatal flaw: the dialogs are always on top of other windows. Ideally, I ...
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How can I move the Downloads toolbar button in Safari 5.1 and newer on OS X?

In Safari 5.1 on my Mac, the Downloads button appears on the toolbar at the right of the search bar when you download a file for the first time: I want to move that button elsewhere on the toolbar, ...
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Is there any software for Mac OS X to limit bandwidth usage per application?

I have Little Snitch installed, which has a great UI and works great as a traffic monitor. However, I noticed that whenever I download something heavier, such as a 10 GB game from steam, everything ...
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Has anyone got a preferred front-end for SDL Mame & got it running?

In short, I usually do emulation with OpenEmu (Experimental) http://openemu.org/, but I believe (and I am happy to be proved wrong), SDLMame (http://sdlmame.lngn.net) runs more of the roms (that may ...
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Drag and Drop file to desktop when windows are maximized

I typically maximize my windows to the full size of the screen and then rather than clicking windows to navigate through them I cmd+tab to switch between applications. The only problem that this ...
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Customization options in OS X El Capitan?

Is there any way to customize the status bar color in El Capitan? What kinds of UI customizations are available in El Capitan?
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Weird El Capitan interface / icon glitch - clear cache?

Yesterday, I've run into a weird problem on my early 2015 MacBook Air. I was copying over some files from a Windows 7 VM (Fusion 8.0.1) when all of a sudden my host OS' interface ran all sluggish and ...
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In the Finder's list view, why are some consecutive lines the same shade?

I understand that list view serves the purpose of listing files, and that colors are used to make each line stand out from the others. Nevertheless, since I upgraded to Yosemite, I often see several ...
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Turn non-resizeable windows into resizeable windows

On Windows I was using a program that could turn non-resizeable windows into resizeable windows. It's called ResizeEnable. I would like to know if someone knows about such a software on Mac? This ...
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Can you automatically resize a window to fit its content?

Before Yosemite, you could resize a window in the Finder by clicking the green "street light" button on top of the window. It would do a more or less ok job. Now in Yosemite and above, you need to ...