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XQuartz is the OSX version of X server

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Compress PDF with adjustable ratio

One can use Preview to compress a PDF. However Preview on Mac OS X 10.7 does a too hard compression for my taste. There is only one compression setting. Are there alternative tools that allows you to ...
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Inkscape (or other XQuartz) window disappears when using external screen

I have this issue where Inkscape does not appear when my MacBook Pro is plugged to an external screen. I tried several windows management tools (like Spectable, or Stay) but these did not work for the ...
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ssh -X does not work on Yosemite

Can no longer use X11 with ssh. Have XQuartz2.7.7 installed. Logging in with X11 via ssh gives the warnings Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated Warning: ...
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Install InkScape without XQuartz

Is it possible to install InkScape without XQuartz? I did install it already and it's working but I feel like it's not that native (e.g. the menu doesn't appear on the top pannel but until the title ...
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Are there any ways to improve the font rendering in X11.app / XQuartz?

I use WingIDE for Python development and it runs under X Windows. The X11 font rendering is driving me crazy. Are there any tricks for getting better fonts in an X Server on MacOS / Lion? Sample image ...
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What is XQuartz?

I have been researching about XQuartz a lot but I haven't been able to find much information. I found out that it some kind of window manager provider. I was wondering does it replace the default ...
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Xquartz crash infinite loop in Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to get Xquartz to work in Mountain Lion, but when I click it, it starts up, then crash, then starts up again etc. It loops like this until I reboot or logout. My console says this for ...
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Mountain Lion ssh -X problems

How to run on Mountain Lion X11 forwarding via SSH? Example: ssh -X some@example.com xterm my /etc/sshd_config has X11Forwarding yes #X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost yes # XAuthLocation added ...
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Do I have to reinstall XQuartz every time I upgrade MacOS?

I use a slightly weird setup where I will connect from my Mac laptop to a linux machine, using ssh -X, and from there connect to a Windows machine using rdesktop. This works just fine, but whenever I ...
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Start XQuartz automatically on X11 app launch

Before switcthing to Mac OSX 10.8 everytime I launch application which uses x11 it was starting x11 automatically. After switching to XQuartz and 10.8 it does not work anymore and I have to launch ...
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Is there a way to move a window without the mouse?

Since installing Mavericks whenever I open a new window in XQuartz (say gvim) it positions the newly created window at the top left of my monitor. Because every monitor now has a menu bar, the menu ...
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Does XQuartz work on macOS Mojave?

The latest version is from 2016: https://www.xquartz.org/ I will try it out .. but wonder if there were some pointers / warnings about this..
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Launch XQuartz app via Automator

I'm trying to launch meld (installed via Homebrew) via an app shortcut, ideally ending up in my Applications folder. A recommended way to launch console apps in Mountain Lion seems to be using ...
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X.Org vs. XQuartz - MacPorts

After installing MacPorts and some software through that way, I noticed that MacPorts installed X.Org. I've already installed XQuartz years ago and I'm really fine with it. My 1. question is: Do I ...
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Change installation directory of XQuartz on Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion doesn't include X11 any more, and XQuartz is the substitute. Having installed it, I see that XQuartz 2.7.2 installs in the non-standard (though commonly used) directory /opt. It also ...
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How to 'startx' from Single User Mode?

I usually run dwm inside Xquartz on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. But is there a way to boot into Safe Mode (or a console), then startx or xinit, skipping Aqua? I'd like to boot directly into X11.
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Problem in installing X11/XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5

I need to install XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5.But every time when I reach the destination folder selection in installation step,it freezes and doesn't move forward.I have admin account as well but as I ...
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Why doesn't (can't?) terminal support the x11 protocol?

It would be great to be able to x tunnel over ssh; why does one have to use XQuartz (etc) instead?
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How to run XQuartz in 16-bit color mode

Is it possible to run XQuartz in 16-bit color mode on macOS High Sierra? I tried the suggestions in this question but they didn't seem to work for 16-bit color. First, I tried setting the color ...
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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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How to run Linux gui apps on macOS (e.g. via XQuartz)

I'm trying to run some Linux applications on macOS. I have installed XQuartz but if I attempt for instance to run firefox it does something - i.e. the firefox process can be seen by ps: $ps -ef | ...
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Run GUI application in MacOS 10 in Docker

I'd like to run an application in a Docker container that can start a GUI. This guide recommends using XQuartz. After starting XQuartz, run the following: ip=$(ifconfig en0 | grep inet | awk '$1=="...
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OS X as X Window Server

Is it possible to serve Mac applications like iPhoto over a network to X Window clients? Our problem is that a broken Graphics card is causing a lot of stripes etc on the screen. Other remote ...
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preventing ssh command from opening xquartz on every session

Whenever I use ssh, after I type the password, xQuartz pop ups in the dock and terminal window looses focus. This happens even if there's no an X session. Why? How to prevent this behavior?
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XQuartz: user / environment when executing xinit? (XMonad, xmodmap, etc.)

I'm running XMonad with XQuartz on an 11,3 Macbook Prop Retina. My .xinitrc looks as follow: [[ -f ~/.Xdefaults ]] && xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults export LANG="en_CA.UTF-8" xmodmap /Users/xxxxxxx/....
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How to run Xquartz in rootless mode?

Is here any way to run the Xquartz in rootless mode? So when start e.g. xterm, will get only one xterm window without the whole black screen background?
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How can I change x11 window size programatically?

How can I change the size of an x11 window with a script, be it AppleScript or otherwise. I have a process running using wine which is using XQuartz as the windowing system and I want to force the x11 ...
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Running MTGArena on MacBook Pro using Wine and DXVK

I have recently installed wine for the first time on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 running OSX 10.13.6 with OpenGL 16.7.4 and OpenCL 2.8.24) in order to play MTGArena... unfortunately it doesn't ...
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El Capitan XQuartz fails to open. Abnormal code 126

I am running 10.11.2 on a Macbook Pro and have downloaded the Quartz 2.7.9 and installed it. The installation GUI claims the XQuartz installation was successful. I rebooted my machine and logged ...
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XQuartz crash and infinite loop on Mojave

XQuartz is crashing constantly and going in an infinite loop on macOS Mojave. On doing a xinit in the terminal I get: xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to Xserver : connection refused xinit: ...
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XQuartz was recently upgraded. Some apps that used X11 no longer work

Recently XQuartz was automatically updated on my Mac running High Sierra. Now the apps that used X11 no longer work. I also noticed that if I run XQuartz by double-clicking on the app it opens but ...
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AutoRaise (bring window to front) - XQuartz

I'd like focus-follows-mouse (autoraise) with XQuartz windows (for X-Forwarding purposes). I'm using a small app posted on SO on this thread and it works OK for regular apps (which run under Quartz, ...
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Can't type 0 with XQuartz?

I installed Inkscape using brew cask install inkscape on OS X 10.11.6, and the XQuartz that came with it has a major problem: I can't type the number 0! The key is simply nonfunctional (you similarly ...
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XQuartz problem on OS 10.12.1

I In stalled Xquartz from here, but when trying to start it from the command line via /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz I get an error: > /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz dyld: Symbol not found: ...
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Adding X fonts to XQuartz

I’m trying to run some X apps, but I am missing the intended fonts and the ones being used are not fixed width. Is there a way to install other X format (not TTF) fonts? I’m not trying to use the ...
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xemacs: Bad CPU type in executable

OK. So I worked around this error: /sw/bin/xemacs: Bad CPU type in executable. but I don't understand why what I did worked and am curious. All I did was replace /sw with what should have been an ...
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Poor X Windows performance

I use Macs a lot to host applications running on Linux boxes via X Windows, but tend to find that, after some period of time, I can no longer open new X Windows clients on the Mac - I get messages ...
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X11/XQuartz problem on 10.8.2

On my Snow Leopard iMac, X11 is broken. I get: dyld: Symbol not found: __cg_DGifGetLine Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ ImageIO....
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Windowing system on El Capitan, and XQuartz

I've just installed XQuartz on my Macbook Pro Retina 13" which runs El Capitan, because a development tool I'm using required me to do so. I know that XQuartz is (kind of) like the new X11, supported ...
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Alternatives for XQuartz?

XQuartz was always the goto for running X applications on a MacOS desktop. It's been a couple of years since the last version of Quartz and there is no activity on the github, so we may assume that ...
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Will there be consequences or issues if I install XQuartz?

I need to install XQuartz to install Inkscape, a vector graphics application. May I know if issues would come when I install XQuartz? I'm new to OS X and I find the need to install an application to ...
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Should I install X11 on my Mac Book Pro?

I have recently purchased a Mac Book Pro (Mavericks 10.9.3) and I'd like to run Inkscape. After researching the subject I see that I need to install X11, however I don't want to do this if X11 is ...
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How to determine which one process owns particular window

How to know which process or App is responsible for creating/managing a particular window in macOS? In my case I got really cryptic error message, in non modal free floating window. Using message ...
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How does a program modify /usr but I am unable to even with admin privileges?

I have just installed latest Xquartz and FSL imaging software. I noticed that there is a new symbolic link in /usr (i.e. /usr/X11R6) to /opt/X11. My understanding was that only Apple software could ...
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Xquartz on Mavericks 10.9 fails

There is an issue with running xquartz on my system. I installed it by using the link from the Apple website. However when I run xquartz from terminal I get: :~$ xquartz /Applications/Utilities/...
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Is the MacPort version of XQuartz severly outdated or what?

At https://www.xquartz.org/ the current version of XQuartz is listed as 2.7.11 but in MacPort it looks like this $ port search xquartz xorg-server @1.20.5 (x11, devel) The X.org / Xquartz X ...
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XQuartz cannot generate any windows (even the built in terminal or xlogo)

getting a bit desperate here after trying everything I could find/think of — I'll just come out and say that I have a weak back ground in unix systems. I use XQuartz 2.7.11 to connect to a RedHat ...
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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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XQuartz: xterm command slow since last update

I often use the following command to get a new terminal on XQuartz. xterm -sh 1.01 -u8 -fa 12 -fg LightBlue -bg black & However, since the last update of XQuartz, it takes about 1 min for the ...
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Can we run OS X apps inside X11 (XQuartz)?

I'm wondering if that is possible, so that I can use some X11 window manager for everything.