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OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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Local backups keep coming back: how to disable it permanently?

Although I disabled local backups on my laptop, they keep coming back! I disabled it with DarkMax:Test yvesleborg$ sudo tmutil disablelocal The local backup drive and processes reappear after a ...
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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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Two entries for Google Chrome in Notifications preferences

In System Preferences > Notifications, there are two entries for Google Chrome, and they have different settings. I can obviously change them both to what I want, but why is this happening and how ...
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Reset volume control to 80% before shutdown

I sometimes reduce the volume on my El Capitan while working. I would like to ensure that it returns to, say, 80% before shutdown, in case I forget to do it myself. Any solutions would be most welcome ...
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Can I update Mac OS 10.11 to 10.11.6 using a dmg of the update?

My internet connection is lame ass and the last time I tried to update with the download through App store, it downloaded and restarted but said that the verification of the update package was ...
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How can I remove the OSX server?

I have installed a OSX server a long time ago for testing purpose. It shows up in my App Store However I cannot install update on my iMac that's running El Capitan due to this error message: I ...
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Admin account no longer accessible on MacBook Pro running El Capitan 10.11.6

After installing El Capitan, I cannot login to the admin account I was using for the install. I have other admin accounts that work fine, but this was the main one I use with all my important files. I ...
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Suddenly can't access Mac Mini

I'm posting this from Windows laptop, because I lost access to Mac Mini. Yesterday, everything was fine. I did not upgrade or update. Though I remember Mac asking if I want to update right now and I ...
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Sierra meets El Capitan OS installation issue

I tried upgrading the software on my Macbook pro from OS El Capitan to Sierra. I downloaded software and was installing it. Got the instruction to restart computer. On re-starting, I find I don't ...
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How can I replace Apple Emoji font on El Capitan from Sierra?

I've got my hands on Apple Emoji TTC from Sierra and I'd like to install it on El Capitan, but since Apple Emoji TTF on el Capitan is a system file, it cannot be moved into trash, disabled or updated. ...
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Suggestd Crash due to SGSqliteDatabaseError

I'm currently working in an environment with some Openldap users and nfs mounted homes. Everything is working like a charm, but I'm facing some issues regarding some ReportCrash that keeps writing in ...
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What happens to things in SIP restricted folders when upgrading to 10.11?

What will happen to changes made to folders such as/System or /bin (full list here) when upgrading to El Capitan or Sierra?
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Installing Xcode 7.x on El Capitan 10.11

I am on an old MacBook (mid-2009) that is not supporting Sierra. When I go to the App store to install Xcode 8 (only option available) it says that it is for 10.12 (Sierra) only. That means that if ...
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How do I get OS X 10.11.6 to return my free space?

I've cleared quite a bit of my user files off my Mac, and have restarted. The disk utility shows this: but a df -h in the terminal as I clear never changes from 89 GB free, and when I try to restore ...
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El Capitan app/extn to allow whole-screen zoom with just trackpad

I need to do self deep tissue massage on my back each night. I roll around on the floor on top of a tennis ball for a half hour. During this time I watch stuff on my MacBook Pro, which is running El ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Mail without upgrading the whole operating system?

I have Apple Mail version 9.2, but I would like to have the version 10.3. However, I don't want to download the 10.12 mac OS (Sierra) if I don't have too. I currently have mac OS 10.11.3 (El Capitan). ...
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Discrepancy in hard drive space; can I delete these files?

While trying to clear space from my MacBook Pro hard drive, I noticed a 12.4 GB discrepancy between the amount of free space shown in Storage Bar in About This Mac and the total sum inside my ...
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My Mac gives me a black screen after logging into one account, but not another

Whenever I start my MacBook (mid 2009, running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6), like any normal day, I click on my main account and log in. Today, when I tried typing in my password, it let me in as usual ...
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Deactivate iCloud reminders

I keep getting reminders to subscribe to the iCloud service, but read my words: I do not want iCloud! Is it possible to deactivate these annoying reminders? (I'm on Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6).
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Strange jumping cursor on MacBook Pro 15" Retina mid-2015 El Capitan when typing

Using MBP (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), 2.8GHz Intel Core I7 16GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB 1 TB Apple SSD Top shelf system. Running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. While typing, in almost ...
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Can Time Machine restore an erased drive?

I tried upgrading OS from El Capitan to Sierra, but Sierra did not work so I used Time Machine restore to revert back. I didn't erase hard drive, just hooked external hard drive to Mac and chose to ...
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How to stop OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) from using keychain

I really despise the keychain "feature" in OS X. I do not want my computer or my browser to know my passwords. How do I stop keychain from being active completely? Everything I've looked at ...
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Would it be security risk to not upgrade to Sierra?

Due to not getting Sierra upgrade work, I'm using El Capitan. Could this pose security risk due to El Capitan already too old to get updates?
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Trying to upgrade from El Capitan to Sierra - monitor goes to sleep permanently

When macOS Sierra came out I tried to upgrade, but my monitor just showed nothing. When I used CMD+R and restarted from there, I could access my Mac. Eventually I had a technician reinstall El Capitan,...
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Will I be able to revert to El Capitain if I install Sierra on my 2015 Macbook Pro?

I have a 2015 (purchased in late 2016) Macbook Pro with the following specs : 2.5Ghz Core i5 8GB of RAM Running OSX El Capitain 10.11.6 It downloaded Sierra and is asking me to upgrade to the new ...
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Can I remote install OS X via dmg?

I'm having a lot of trouble finding anything that can help with my specific issue, and it really bugs me because I feel like I cannot be the first person to try and figure this out. I have one of the ...
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Recovering the settings of Preview app from a previous installation

I made a backup of my entire drive before performing a clean install of Mac OS X. Now, having done the fresh installation, I'm restoring the settings that my apps had on my previous installation. I'...
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How to nuke OSX birthday notifications once and for all?

How to nuke OSX birthday notifications once and for all? No matter how many times I uncheck this calendar group they still come back to haunt me. OSX shame!
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El Capitan “Paste and Match Style” not working in Microsoft Word

I want to set up my computer to paste unformatted text by default. When I try to do this (following the advise of several online guides) my paste no longer works. I went to keyboard > shortcuts > app ...
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How can I independently adjust the horizontal and vertical mouse tracking speed on a Mac?

I have searched long and hard and have found no way to independently adjust the tracking speed of the mouse cursor on a Mac. I'm running 10.11.6 El Capitan on my 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro. For ...
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iMac connected to Wi-Fi but not to the Internet

I have a 2009 iMac (24 inch) running El Capitan (10.11.6). For a few days I have not been able to connect to the internet. The Wi-Fi network is connected to the internet because I can access it with ...
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Backup entire mac hard drive to a usb drive and later restore

I would like to backup the entire system drive/partition to a USB hard/flash drive. I have a 128gb usb flash drive and a 2tb usb hard drive. I am borrowing a friends macbook air for learning swift/...
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How to install Internet Explorer on Mac OS X 10.11.6 ( EL Captain OS )?

How to install Internet Explorer on Mac OS X 10.11.6 ( EL Captain OS ) ?
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Installing El Capitan in the same HD of MacBook Air with macOS Sierra

I have macOS Sierra 10.12.5 in my MacBook Air, but I suffering Flickering with Samsung Smart TV & Epson Projector. I tested an Old Notebook with Windows 10, works perfectly with my Smart TV. By ...
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Wake on Network for Alternate Ports

My ethernet wired 2012 iMac with 10.11.6 is able to wake from sleep for SSH and AFP access. "Wake for network access" is checked in System Preferences : Energy Saver. There is no Bonjour Proxy or ...
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Speed up sleep (disable com.apple.powermanagement.darkwakelinger)

From terminal I see that PreventUserIdleSystemSleep assertion takes 15 second before actually sleep. Is there any way to eliminate it, or at least set delay to 0/1 sec? 2017-06-09 23:36:15 +0500 ...
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How to gain access into /etc/networks/loopback file from terminal?

In the terminal I am typing: sudo vi /etc/networks/loopback , but I am getting a permission denied inside the vi editor. The /etc/networks file has this inside: ## # Networks Database ## loopback ...
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External disk takes a long time to appear in Finder

I'm running Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and it seems the larger the external disk I plug in, the longer it takes to show up in Finder. A 2TB disk is taking almost a minute. If I plug the same disk ...
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What are the sharingd and sharedfilelistd processes?

What are the sharingd and sharedfilelistd and why are they running? I'm on OSX El Capitan 10.11.6
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How to recover a Word document mangled with TextEdit

I opened a Word file using the TextEdit app, highlighted what I needed from the article, pressed "Save" and moved it to the desktop before I closed the file itself. And then I tried to reopen it but ...
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Can't seem to get into internet recovery mode

I brought a Mac Mini (2009 I believe early as it had a 120GB HDD) of which I upgraded it to a 120GB SSD to begin with. Being my first mac I found I could re-install it using the internet recovery mode ...
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Every link starts download in browser on my osx

After cleaning my keyboard and track pad with and hot cloth (It was greasy), I'm not able to browse any links in Chrome, Safari on my mac book air with El Capitan osx. When clicking any links on any ...
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An app for looking at sound levels for surround sound channels?

I have been creating 5.1 surround sound files from Apple Compressor, but need a way to visually see that the different channels are all working properly in the final file. I can't test with a physical ...
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Restore Old User Account from files

I have an old MBP (2008) and I've been updating the OS after waiting for so long. I installed Yosemite recently, and am now installing El Capitan. Idiotically, I forgot to make a backup before doing ...
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OS X El Capitan: Change the direction of text

I remember I used to change the direction of text using keyboard shortcuts (like Command-Control-Right Arrow), but it doesn't work anymore. How can I re-enable it? I found this page about this topic ...
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Timestamps on Messenger - iOS and OSX

I can very easily see timestamps for texts (SMS) and messages (wifi? not really sure what this is) on iOS messenger by swiping to the left. However, in the Messenger app on OSX (10.11.6 El Capitan), I ...
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SSH passphrase dialog missing

I switched from an El Capitan machine to a new MacBook Air with Sierra. With El Capitan, when I ssh into an host from terminal, the SSH passphrase GUI dialog showed up, and then it never asked again ...
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Why won't my macbook show the dashboard or fullscreen windows?

I am "stuck" on the desktop. Clicking the dashboard icon does nothing, I cannot use the 4-finger swipe gestures to move to or view the dashboard or any application windows in fullscreen (yes, I have ...
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How to use HP Laserjet printer firmware update utility on El Capitan 10.11?

I am a victim of gang stalking and have discovered that somebody has installed the PRET printer exploitation toolkit (github.com/RUB-NDS/PRET) on my HP Laserjet P2055dn printer. I wish to re-install ...
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Automator's “Combine PDF Pages” action doesn't preserve crop?

I'm trying to separately crop PDF's even and odd pages, by building on top of the accepted answer from How to crop odd and even pages differently in a PDF? My Automator workflow, roughly: ...