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OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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OSX / Chrome keeps jumping back to video when in fullscreen

When I am playing a video in google chrome on fullscreen, for example netflix or a youtube video, my macbook seems very determined to keep me focused on that video. If I try to go to any other ...
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Why does my `rootless.conf` not always affect SIP’s choice of which files get the `restricted` flag treatment?

What sources say Like everyone else’s, my /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf file contains the following entries: $ cat /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf […] /System […] * /...
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How to increase swap memory in OS X?

I think my swap memory is hitting its fullest and would like to know how to increase it. I very often hit my 8GB RAM limits and my memory pressure (as seen in Active Monitor) goes red quite often. ...
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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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Safari 9: “Safari can't show the file ____ in the Finder.” Errors

I've got an odd one here with Safari on an OS X 10.11.3 workstation. When the user downloads a file, they receive the following message every time they attempt to show the file via Safari's download ...
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Can word break characters be changed in OS X 10.11 El Capitan (or Xcode 7.2)?

When I double-click text in an Xcode string to select an entire word, any text connected to it with a dot (.) will also get selected. I would like to make that not happen so that dots and other ...
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How to disable F7 F8 F9 function for Quick Time Player

I have OS X 10.11, Quick Time Player 10.4. My question is simple, how do you disable F7, F8 and F9 function keys in QT Player? I want to use these keys for iTunes, but I really need to keep some of ...
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Icons Do Not Update After Changing “Open with” Default

I recently switched from using BaKoMa Tex to Texpad for working with .tex files. After switching the "Open with" default application for all .tex files (which is working fine), I've noticed that the "...
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El Capitan’s full screen split view via CLI?

El Capitan introduced a new split screen mode. Is there a way to enter it via CLI? I’m guessing that if there is a way to do this, it’ll be via AppleScript (to get active window, and whatnot), but ...
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El Capitan drops USB-connected speakers

I've been running the Beta for El Capitan for a while now, but since the OS got officially released today, I feel it's okay to ask a question. FYI: I'm running the GM. I have an iMac with a Bose ...
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Wake On Lan (WOL) iMac 2009 El Capitan, Sierra, not working

System: iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) El Capitan 10.11.6 Non-Apple modem/router Wake on LAN isn’t working. I have tried a variety of methods: iOS apps (Fing, iNet, Mocha); Mac applications and ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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Can't use launchctl as non-root user

I was trying to set up the grooved - a music player daemon. It works over dbus which I installed through Homebrew. In the caveats of the dbus formula it says: To start dbus: brew services start dbus ...
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Chrome refuses to flush / refresh DNS—why?

On OSX El Capitan, I have an issue developing a Wordpress site hosted locally by MAMP. When I visit the root hostname specified in MAMP, Chrome redirects me to an old hostname I previously used for ...
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Command line DNS utils work, Chrome & Safari fail to resolve hostnames on El Capitan. Why?

I'm using Docker Compose to host a small dev environment, which includes a DNS container. I've added the docker-machine's IP as the first DNS server in my wifi settings (there are no wired ...
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Show Minimized Windows in Mission Control (El Capitan)

This is a possible dupe of Can I get Mission Control to show minimized windows?, but I wanted to get an update on this issue since its now 2015. What I really want is to have Mission Control for non-...
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Why does mail popup occasionally?

The mail app in OS X 10.11.1 seems to have a bug which I would really like to fix because it is annoying. Sometimes when the main interface windows is minimized in the dock, it will maximize itself ...
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How can I install es_AR locale on OSX El Capitan?

I'm trying to install a locale on OSX (El Capitan) and I can't figure it out. I've been googling for hours now. In Ubuntu is as simple as locale-gen and dpkg-reconfigure. I'm coding a PHP ...
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Disable USB Storage Devices in El Capitan

The company I work for is required to disable the ability to connect USB mass storage devices on all production computers. All computers run OS X 10.11.6. Every computer has the following setup: USB ...
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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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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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Protecting the system wallpaper

Objective To require the root password when changing wallpaper on my system when logged in as myself. Similar behavior to editing your security settings in Preferences where a password is required to ...
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Xcode stuck on 'installing components'

I have installed Xcode 7.3.1 on OS X El Capitan and when I want to open it, it says components need to be installed. When clicking on install, the progress goes until over half the bar and then it ...
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Convert Adobe Reader form document to general pdf

I have problems with a provider that refuses to deliver important documents in anything but Adobe Reader specific documents. I think these are with Adobe Experience Manager pdf forms. Their documents ...
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AppleID account sign in VirtualBox

I managed to install El Capitan (not Sierra) in Virtual Box on my MBP running Sierra. Looks fine on the first view. One major problem is that I can not sign up with my own Apple (or any other test) ID ...
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iTerm2 keeps switching desktops using dropdown

I'm using multiple iTerm2 windows on different desktops on my El Capitan and It's irritating how it keeps switching desktops when using Quake-like drop-down termina. Steps to reproduce: 1) open ...
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Disable slow window animation on OS X El Capitan?

I've tried the answers suggested in this question: How to turn off all animations on OS X But so far now luck. When an application has been recently opened, I can switch to it without seeing the ...
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WiFi disconnecting under Yosemite/El Capitan - none of the usual fixes working!

I know this has been discussed quite a bit, and I have tried all the answers I can find to little avail. So I may have something new. Here are the specifics: New Mac Mini from late 2015, installed ...
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XQuartz crashing in infinite loop — El Capitan edition

I have a MacBook Air running OSX El Capitan, version 10.11.6. I downloaded XQuartz 2.7.11, but when the program that uses it launches it (or I double-click it in the Utilities folder), XQuartz begins ...
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Stop OS X From Auto-Pasting Clipboard Text Into “Find” Field

Whenever I have text copied to my clipboard, this text gets auto-pasted into the field of the "Find" command (Command + F) with no interaction from me. I don't like this behavior, as most of the time ...
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Disable screen saver on secondary monitor

Is there a way to disable the screensaver from showing on my secondary display? I only want it on my primary display. Running 10.11.1 El Capitan
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Do Not Disturb keeps enabling itself on my Mac

Do Not Disturb on my Mac keeps enabling itself at midnight or after every reboot even though I do not have it scheduled. As you can see from the screenshot below, DND is not enabled at all. What could ...
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OS X 10.11, El Capitan, regularly almost freezes when Safari is open

On OS X 10.11, El Capitan, Safari regularly almost freezes. It usually happens on the same sites: Gmail and YouTube. I have to kill Safari and sometimes I even have to reboot the system. Sometimes it ...
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Can't click links at all in certain circumstances

This problem has bothered me for a few months now, but only in very limited circumstances. When I went on medium.com and tried to access my profile, when I clicked to open the navigation, the box ...
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Mail: How to show all recipients by default?

The top of my Mail messages say To: followed by the primary recipient, plus a link labelled and 3 more…. Clicking that link reveals the additional recipients. I'd rather not have to click the link, ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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Disable Apache on El Capitan 10.11.4

How do I disable Apache running because I can't get it down since I cannot run this sudo apachectl stop. It will give me this /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist: Could not find ...
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TeamViewer Dock Shortcut Opens Separate Dock Icon

Using TeamViewer 11, when clicking the app icon in the dock, it opens a separate app icon at the end of the dock instead of the one that stays there via the "keep in dock" option. Is there any way to ...
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Disk not ejected properly message since started to use El Capitan

I use an external LaCie hard disk as my Time Machine backup drive for MBP. But since I have upgraded to El Capitan, every time I opened the laptop, I'm getting greeted by at least two notifications: ...
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Sleep mode on Mac OS X, don't wake up again

I have a MBP 13 (OSX El Capitan 10.11.2) with two external monitors. After a while when I do nothing my MBP switch to the sleep mode. The problem is that sometime it don't wake up again when I move ...
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2015 MBP doesn't want to wake up in the morning

Can you help me figure out why my MBP never wants to wake up in the morning? It's a Mid-2015 15in i7. I've looked around for similar posts but most are for older Macs and the solutions presented ...
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Restarting AFP Service / File Sharing Service

I'm using El Capitan (not Server) and every now and then me or other users can't access a shared (afp) folder or every mounted drive gets very slow. If I enter the system preferences and navigate to ...
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Preview looks cleaner when changing page

I was reading a pdf document in full screen mode with preview (MBP mid-2009 with El Capitan) and I've noticed something wired : the document is prettier right when I'm scrolling pages. Is this a bug ...
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PDFs showing blank pages in all apps on El Capitan

Hey I'm having an issue where if I open PDFs then sometimes the last few pages are just totally blank. Then sometimes it doesn't display any of the pages at all, and sometimes it works fine. I can't ...
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Change Preview Highlighter color

is there a way to change the highlighter colors back before capitan update? better yet, choose your own colors i loved the vibrant colors used prior. now the new colors are boring, "lowlighters". ...
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Domain Name Resolution (DNS) stops working randomly

While browsing and using the web, DNS stops working. Open web-chats like Google Hangouts keep working, but opening new websites, Skype, and others are stuck to "Resolving host name". This happens ...
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customize system launchagent arguments in el capitan

Is there any way to work around the inability to customize launchagent plists in El Capitan without completely disabling system integrity protection? Specifically, I was sad to find that my ssh-...
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Left clicks sometimes do not register

I have noticed on several Macs like Mac Mini's and a MacBook Pro running OSX versions all the way up to El Capitan that left mouse or trackpad first time clicks sometimes don't register when clicking ...
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System Preferences locked even after entering password

I am using OS X El Capitan. For some reason, I can no longer unlock the preferences in System Preferences panes although I still appear as an admin. When I enter my password for authentication it ...
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apple mail with el capitan does not scroll the bottom window of a message

Since installing El Capitan on 2009 iMac, in Apple Mail, a selected message contents does not scroll in the bottom window when the mouse scroll wheel is used, or when the down arrow key is pressed. ...