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Questions tagged [el-capitan]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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Can't update to Java SE 8u181 from 8u171 on El Capitan

as part of my update routine, I wanted to upgrade from the installed Java SE 8u171 to Java SE 8u181. Before anyone asks, yes, one software DOES need Java (LibreOffice). Problem is, the install ...
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Broken Wi-Fi and Ethernet - Reinstalling OS X El Capitan

Recently on my mid 2009 MacBook Pro, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I tried resetting NVRAM and SMC but to no avail. I thought it may be a hardware fault, but before buying a costly Airport card, ...
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Early 2008 Black MacBook (MB404LL/A) and I need help to upgrade the OS [duplicate]

I’m trying to upgrade the OS on my MacBook which I managed to get it to put mountain lion on it. But I’m wanting to upgrade it to El Captain 10.11 because most of the programs I use like 2016 ...
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How to start Internet Recovery Mode of El Capitan with multiple OS installed?

Thank you for your time. Here is my problem: A) Goal Start into Mac OS X El Capitan internet recovery mode and temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) to use (X11 functions of) ...
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Clipboard doesn't work across applications anymore

Recently, I have noticed that ⌘ + c and ⌘ + v keyboard shortcuts no longer work like they used to. If I want to copy/paste something from Postman.app into Slack.app, for example, the clipboard will ...
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Is there a way to stop Mail auto CC'ing yourself, when replying all ?

In OSX 10.11 mail app if you "Reply all" it automatically CC's yourself. This seems to only happen when using reply all, but not when using reply. The setting under : mail > preferences > composing >...
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Make a clean install file for OSX

I have a Mac mini with OS X El Capitan 10.11.x installed. I want to change to a new hard disk and reinstall the OS and data. I don't have the installation file for OS X El Capitan, as I bought the ...
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OSX not booting in safe mode after failed install to USB

I'm running El Capitan on an early 2015 MBP. Today I attempted to build a USB stick that would boot into the same OSX version...I formatted the USB, ran the El Capitan installer and selected the USB ...
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Are animated Live Photos compatible with Photos for macOS El Capitan?

I used the Photos app on my iPhone (running iOS 11.4) to edit a Live Photo with the "bounce" animation feature. I've imported the image into the Photos app (version 1.5) for macOS El Capitan. I can ...
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Labeling axes on Grapher?

How does one label the axes on the Grapher tool on the Mac? I am currently using OS X El Capitan. Here's an image of what it looks like right now, with none of the menus s And here's the menu with ...
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Aligning, moving and enlarging partitions seems impossible

A friend's MacBook (mid 2009 model) was stuck at the boot screen and I have discovered that the HDD was failing, so I've replaced the failing regular 320GB HDD with a Samsung 860 evo 500GB SSD. I ...
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Disabling El Capitan update in App store, I'm running High Sierra!

I've been on Sierra for a while and recently upgraded to High Sierra. All this time though the App Store keeps nagging me to download an update for El Capitan (which I had upgraded from a while back). ...
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Reinstallation mac os x el capitan

Is it possible to reinstall mac os x el capitan to a macbook pro (2009) using a bootable usb made in windows? The internal disk is already erased and empty.
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how to overwrite control+shift+power to start screensaver instead of lockscreen [duplicate]

or how to start your screensaver? I've tried few things but most of them show login screen instead of screensaver
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Free hard drive space going down fast for no apparent reason [duplicate]

I'm using Mac El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G17023). Today I realised my Mac is getting out of free space. At first I though I just filled it without realising. Then I noticed that even when I removed 5, ...
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Can't install OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

after I entered my apple ID "this item is temporarily unavailable" always appear, I already tried internet recovery but it doesn't work, I don't know what to do anymore.
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Duel Boot High Sierra - El Capitan, Mac Pro 2010 - Issues

I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I'm not Pro-Pro user, but I know enough to get/make things work, most times. I have a Mac Pro 2010 Model running El Capitan. I'm heading overseas in a ...
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How to remove or rename a folder with a “bad” name on El Capitan?

On my iMac I have a folder, left from preceding systems, named "ZipIt 2.2.2␀". I cannot delete or rename it, nor delete the files it contains, both from the Finder and from Terminal. Looking at this ...
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Unable to format Mac internal drive (disk0)

I have an macbook air late 2008 running osx El capitan and I wanted to erase my driver and reinstall the macos. So first i booted into recovery mode and tried formating my hard dive in disk utility ...
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Problem with bootcamp on SSD: error 0xc00000e9

I've recently changed my hard drive for an SSD in my late-2011 mac-book Pro. I'm trying to partition it and re-install Windows 7 (64 bits) (juste like I had successfully done with my former HDD), ...
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2015 Macbook pro 13" with Dell U2518D blurry font

I recently bought a Dell U2518D monitor to use as my primary display paired with my 2015 Macbook pro 13". This is a 2560x1440 1440p monitor. I used the included display port to mini display port cable ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...
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What is “Setup” process on activity monitor?

This process is taking all my bandwidth, but no idea what it's for?
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Removing “Other User” from startup screen

How do I get rid of "other user". I had used a Mac Tech prior and he worked on my Mac. It only showed my icon on the start up screen. Now I have another icon for another user which when I open it, it ...
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Unable to delete specific sites from Safari History

I'm unable to delete the two links (sites) from my Safari History - Apple Support which is actually a malicious URL. Right-click --> delete doesn't work for those 2 sites alone. Delete works for ...
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Unable to remove website data in Safari

In Safari --> Preferences --> Privacy --> Manage Website Data, I'm unable to remove the data that shows up as Databases. I'm able to remove Cookies and Cache data but not able to remove ...
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Macbook Pro OSX 10.11.6 stopped booting

I tried booting my mac today as usual but it turns out that almost immediately the nasty prohibition sign appeared. I tried the usual stuff: resetting PRAM, SMC and nothing. I tried safe mode, but ...
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Is there a real fix for El Capitan sound issues?

On a 2010 Mac Pro, using a new drive, doing a fresh install, I have no sound, not even a startup chime (when the El Cap drive is set as the startup drive in the control panel). From the numerous ...
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Why cant i sign in to facetime?

So I recently bought an early 2009 macbook (A1181),everything works besides the battery, and facetime. The issue is facetime won't let me sign in with my account. It says, "This apple id cannot sign ...
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OSX Powerpoint 2011 Pagination

The code for pagination in the footer is: ‹#› Is there a similar code for the total number of slides in the file? The goal is to have the footer include the number of slides in the deck: i.e. 5 of ...
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Reinstall El Capitan on 2009 iMac

I've giving my 2009 iMac to a friend. It was running El Capitan and Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I've tried to be clever (which apparently I'm not) and I've done a clean reset of Windows 10, not ...
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HD does not show up when attempting to reinstall OS X (El Capitan)

I am attempting to do a fresh re-install of El Capitan on my girlfriend's MacBook. She called me the other night claiming the battery died and her macbook crashed, and when she restarted and went to ...
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OSX opens all recent apps and files after logging in from a lock screen

I've noticed that every other day or so after a stepping away from my MBP (mid 2014, OSX 10.11.6) and logging back in, all of my recent apps and documents will be opened, even though they were not ...
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Need to relax permissions on a folder inside a Frameworks application

Running El Cap on early 2008 MacPro. I use R which has a versioning system built into its Frameworks implementation. All of the package folders are inside /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.4/...
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Install El Captain

I just purchased an older Mac from someone. It was working fine and El Captain 10.11 was installed. I wanted to wipe it with all the junk they had on it. I did the erase and booted to Recovery Mode ...
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Setting all log files to debug level

I've recently had to be looking at log files due to some unforeseen issues with users. What I need to do is set the log files into a mode that is more verbose if you will (basically a debug mode), ore ...
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Ridiculously slow MacBook Pro 15'' 2011 with low battery and El Capitan [duplicate]

Problem solved: see "Update 2" section. I have a MacBook Pro 15'', A1286, Early 2011 which was running OS X Lion and became extremely slow few weeks after an upgrade to El Capitan. The upgrade itself ...
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Cannot start MySQL - server quit “w/o updating PID file” (PID file missing)

I have been researching this problem for two days, and I know there are many other posts about it. But the solutions are always "fix the permissions". That does not solve it for me. I have recursively ...
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Hard drive errors but SMART is passing

I have a 2012 Mac mini Server running OSx El Capitan. Our server provider has been sending reports about my hard drive failing, telling us we need to replace it as soon as possible before we have data ...
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A PDF file on my Desktop shows up with the name and properties of my root drive

I am using a 2009 13" MacBook Pro running El Capitan 10.11. On my desktop, I strangely have a PDF with the name "Macintosh HD" and the properties of my main system drive. Does anybody know why this ...
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How to boot into Recovery Mode?

I'm trying to disable SIP, and I can't get Recovery Mode to work at all. Everything I've read says to just hold down command-R during boot. I've tried command-R before the chime, after the chime, or ...
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How to force Safari to discontinue streaming video after the associated window has closed?

I have a simple web camera on my local network. I browse to it with Safari (version 11.1 on MacOS 10.11.6) and it begins streaming the video. I see a corresponding uptick in downstream traffic on ...
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Allowing HTTP connections to connect with iCal (SSL error)

While attempting to connect to my iCal via another laptop I get an SSL error that looks like this: Now I read somewhere that you can fix this by adding an NSAppTransportSecurity key to a plist, I've ...
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I keep getting alerts stating startup disk is full when it's not

I keep getting alerts saying that "your start-up disk is almost full". I have an early 2015 13 inch MacBook Pro running macOS 10.11.6 with a 128MB SSD that has 63GB free according to About this Mac ...
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gnuplot warning: “plotting with an unknown terminal”

I'm trying to use gnuplot on my MacBook Air (Mac OS X 10.11.3). I have installed XQuartz by using homebrew after I installed gnuplot (with this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-...
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iDrive desktop client for Mac crashed once and now crashes upon opening

Recently my main computer, which is a PC running a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows, "broke." (nothing to do with the OS--SSD seems to have bit the dust) Thankfully I had done a full backup with the ...
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Can't move items to Trash – resistant to usual fixes

On an internal data-only SATA HD, the OS forces me to delete files immediately, just as for removable media, a mounted network volume, or any unwritable volume. Already tried removing and recreating ...
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I can't download iMovie on my 2009 MacBook Pro

Here's the deal. I have a mid-2009 Macbook Pro that is running on version 10.11.6 OS X El Capitan. I got the computer from a friend who didn't need it anymore, so I don't know if iMovie was originally ...
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Everything fail on mac mini 2009

I've recently bought an used mac mini (early 2009 version) patched with preinstalled HighSierra on it. My main goal is to get it working. Currently I'm trying to install El Capitan which is somehow ...
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why is my process killed immediately?

I just installed The Oracle Instant Client using Homebrew, and nothing is working. When I type sqlplus in Zsh, OS X immediately kills it: $ sqlplus [1] 52949 killed sqlplus I thought it was ...