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Questions tagged [el-capitan]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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Crash/restore renamed SSD system disk and emptied

I had what I think was a "system crash" of my 500 GB SSD that was my system disk. I now think it was because a keyboard malfunction was preventing proper boot operations. I have a 2008 MacPro running ...
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How do I install macOS 10.11 El Capitan on a Mac mini (Late 2012)

I have an older Mac mini (mid 2011) which runs macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13. It did not allow me to install macOS 10.14, so I had to order another (used) Mac mini (late 2012) that now runs macOS 10.13 ...
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Need help recovering my main partition and back up partitions after downgrading from Mojave to El Capitan

I have three partitions that contain important data than I can no longer read after downgrading from Mojave to El Capitan. The identifiers are disk0s4, disk4s2 and disk4s3. Below is the output from ...
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PLEASE HELP ME RECOVER MY DATA FROM AN FFFFFFFFFFFFFF PARTITION :( [duplicate]

i had mojave on my macbook pro and my work softwares weren't too compatible so i decided to downgrade WITH keeping the mojave partition that has 367 gb and use a usb stick to boot into recovery mode ...
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Permanently disable “Check Spelling While Typing”

On OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, no matter what I do, including all the suggestions I've found on Google and on this site, every time I launch the Notes app it has Check Spelling While Typing enabled. How ...
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Applications suddenly not working

I have an iMac running El Capitan OS 10.11.6 (late 2015, intel i5 3.2GHz, 8GB memory). When we woke it from sleep this morning all the applications suddenly have .app appended and clicking on ...
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Removing 'shared' section in Finder programmatically

I need a way to hide the 'Shared' section in the Finder sidebar. This is achievable using the Finder > Preferences > Sidebar however I need it to happen for all domain users at logon via a logon ...
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Will macOS Mojave 10.14 slow down an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro?

I am currently running OS X El Capitan on my early 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I am thinking of upgrading to macOS Mojave, but would like to know if it would slow my MacBook Pro because of my specs? Please ...
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Why are there two <Command> + I shortcuts in preview?

I'm used to using Preview for simple edits to images - cropping, censoring, highlighting, rotating - and I try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Previously I would use Cmd + I to show the ...
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Magic Mouse 2 tracking speed is reduced to about 20% after a VNC session from a Windows machine

I have VNC setup on my Mac Mini (mid 2011 - running OS X El Capitan - 10.11.6). I am just using native "screen sharing" VNC that is built into OS X (no 3rd party VNC server like uVNC or TighVNC). I ...
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Secure delete removed in OSX 10.11 [duplicate]

In OSX 10.10 there was an option to go to Finder > Empty Trash or Finder > Secure Empty Trash In OSX 10.11 there now only seems to be an option for Finder > Empty Trash Any ideas way i can ...
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Start Chrome in Application Mode

How do I do the following equivalent of Windows on a Mac? "path\to\chrome\chrome.exe" --app=http://facebook.com Link to Windows question. There used to be a lifehacker guide to do this but ...
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“Volume contains an OS X installation which may be damaged”

After I formatted my disk (instead of just erasing the volume), I struggled to reinstall Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) on my early-2009 Mac Mini (10.11 being the latest supported version.) I tried ...
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Time Machine new copy of recently restored file, how to avoid?

I removed ~/Text folder some time ago, and recently restored it from a backup. I did not do any changes to the folder, but during next backup it was saved to backup again without linking to folder ...
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How to create a bootable disk for an older Mac? [duplicate]

The file system on an older Mac mini (early 2009, latest supported OS 10.11) got corrupt, and disk utilities ended up in an infinity verify-can't-repair loop. Thanks to a insightful tip I could mount ...
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Dtrace working but no kernel data can be output?

I have for a long time run as sip -without dtrace to use dtrace and this is fine but a few apps I want to read data from seen to run in kernel mode (Little Snitch has several components for instance). ...
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Mac won't access 4 TB Seagate USB drive

I don't see it in Finder, I don't see it in Disk Utility. I don't see it in the system profiler. diskutil -list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Reverting daylight saving time

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G21013) in Brazil. Earlier today my machine switched to DST, which would be fine if the official date for the switch had not recently moved to Nov 4. Here is what I ...
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Does Mojave make old MacBook slower? [closed]

I have a MacBook on El Capitan with the following specs: Early 2016 1.3 GHz Intel Core m7 8GB memory Intel HD Graphics 515 1536 MB SSD 500G (half used) It is mainly used for writing Word documents ...
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Used Air (2010) without OS - how can I get up and running?

I've picked up a used 2010 Macbook Air. The previous owner seems to have wiped OS X leaving me with only the 'OS X Utilities' application available. I can't use the install option as I receive the '...
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Where is lynx.cfg stored on mac?

I would like to configure my lynx installation but need the /etc/lynx-cur/lynx.cfg. Where is the stored on a mac? I essentially just did. brew install lynx
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How can I delete files on a full Time Machine volume?

while doing a backup – huge because of a lot of new RAW image files – to my external backup-volume (4TB WD MyBook that never showed any problems, age ca. 2 1/2 years) TimeMachine stopped with the ...
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Item Highlighted Apple Menu Bar

I use Control+F2 to highlight the menu bar pretty frequently. How does the Menu Bar decide what menu to select in the list when a key is pressed? Typically the character pressed on the keyboard is ...
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Problem with kernel_task

It's about 3 days that I can't do anything with my macbook air because the kernel_task is eating up the CPU. So I found this but the command csrutil disable/enable doesn't work on the terminal (El ...
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Creative Cloud login window won't be visible

I'm using El Capitan 10.11.6 and whenever I have to log in into Adobe Creative Cloud the login window stays hidden behind everything else. It wont show even using command+tab, neither clicking the ...
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Getting a 🚫 sometimes on boot

On a Mac mini end 2009, with a drive updated to a SSD, and RAM updated to 8GB running OS X 10.11.6, I sometimes get a "🚫" on boot. It then boots in Recovery mode by itself, so i shut it down and ...
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Copy/Paste working inconsistently (El Capitan, Macbook Air)

I'm using a MacBook Air from late 2010 or so, and I've recently noticed that my copy/paste abilities have become significantly reduced. Within an app itself it usually works without a hitch, but ...
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Simulate iOS's “reduce white point” feature on OS X El Capitan

I've become fond of iOS's "reduce white point" accessibility feature to reduce the intensity of bright colors, which makes the screen much easier to use in the dark -- nicer, in my opinion, than ...
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App Store never work and said no longer supported on el Capitan 10.11.6 (power pc?) on intel mac book pro mid 2015

Having formatted my internal hard drive to do a clean installation of El Capitan 10.11.6, I encounter the following problem with the app store unusable this application returns the message: Can not ...
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“New Tab with Settings - Basic” Mac Maybe a Dash?

I am trying to edit the terminal new tab command "New Tab with Settings - Basic" in Terminal on my Mac. It doesn't seem to change to anything. Other commands edit fine.
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MacBook not getting internet access on district network

I'm the new guy at my school district's Tech Department and we have a closed network where only domained machines, and ones we add, can have wireless access. We've added my account and MAC address to ...
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Can't update to Java SE 8u181 from 8u171 on El Capitan [duplicate]

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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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), ...