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macOS is the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).

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This question serves to share and collect the enhancements that make a large difference to how you use your Mac. Please post one feature per answer. Please also check to see if your answer has alrea …
asked Oct 17 '14 by Lenar Hoyt
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If you are selecting a rectangle for making a screenshot (e.g. with ⇧+⌘+4) you can press and hold space to reposition the origin point of the rectangle without resizing it. Holding ⇧ at the same time …
answered Aug 22 '11 by Lenar Hoyt
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Apparently, Server.app messed up /etc/bootpd.plist by inserting a </dict> in the middle of the configuration.
answered Mar 2 '13 by Lenar Hoyt
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I’m trying to activate a DHCP server using Server.app but all I get is an empty window "Loading…" and a spinning wheel "Getting service state…" which spins forever. All other services seem to run with …
asked Mar 2 '13 by Lenar Hoyt
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I recently had data loss because the hard drive was completely used up by virtual memory and some programs couldn’t handle zero free space on the hard drive. How can I prevent this from happening (bes …
asked Feb 24 '13 by Lenar Hoyt
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I still have access to the disc, but I lost the piece of paper with the key. Can I somehow recover it? I already had a look into Keychain Access Utility, but I couldn’t find it.
asked Apr 23 '13 by Lenar Hoyt
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For example just now I quitted all applications and performed a reboot, however, all applications were re-launched after restart even some of those that were closed long before restarting (maybe 12 ho …
asked Apr 6 '14 by Lenar Hoyt
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I already tried this: cd ~/Downloads find . -print0 | xargs -0 xattr -d com.apple.quarantine But it doesn't seem to work under Mac OS X 10.7 (aka. Lion) anymore: xattr: ./cabin/Cabin-Bold.otf: No …
asked Jul 28 '11 by Lenar Hoyt
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I'm looking for a file manager application which helps to organize a large amount of movies, pictures, music, text documents, databases, audio-books and ebooks. Right now I only use the Finder which d …
asked Oct 20 '11 by Lenar Hoyt
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I just created this one-liner bash script that creates symbolic links for all dot-files in your home directory. Note that it attempts to create a directory at ~/Dotfiles: cd ~; mkdir Dotfiles; for f …
answered Sep 26 '14 by Lenar Hoyt
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Is it possible to add a signature e.g. from PDF files or from JPEG images instead of using a web cam? The problem is that I don't have a web cam and I would like to use this feature in spite of that.
asked Sep 10 '11 by Lenar Hoyt
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SeaMonkey is pretty good and it is for free. It is a Firefox-based all-in-one internet suite application featuring a web-browser as well as e-mail, newsgroup, IRC and RSS clients, but it can be set up …
answered Oct 15 '11 by Lenar Hoyt
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I would like to clean up my backups since there are a lot of files which I don't need to access anymore (e.g. videos, podcasts and installation packages). The problem I am facing is however that I don …
asked Mar 4 '16 by Lenar Hoyt
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The Finder is unresponsive after booting ever since I've updated to OS X 10.10.4. It takes a couple of minutes until it is ready. What can I do about it?
asked Jul 1 '15 by Lenar Hoyt
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I got a mid 2011 MacBook Air 13.6" and its keyboard and mouse freezes very often after I leave it in sleep mode for some time and it wakes up. Only the power key and the lid detector are still respons …
asked Oct 21 '12 by Lenar Hoyt

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