Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.11, El Capitan. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with [mac]. Questions about running OS X on non-Apple hardware are generally considered off-topic.

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Vertical split view and quadrants?

In OS X El Capitan is it possible to use split view in anything other than a horizontal configuration.I usually work with two 1080p monitors side by side meaning that a horizontal split view has ...
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How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?

I've recently switched to Mac and although I like it overall but many useful features just don't seem to work. One example is the spell-checker. Most often it gives me no suggestions at all whereas I ...
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After OSX El Capitan upgrade resolution down

I was happily using an external monitor (samsung s27d850) with my mid 2010 MBP with maximum resolution of 2560x1440. After upgrading to El Capitan there is no longer an option to pick this resolution ...
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OS X Safari, Chrome and App Store won't load - Firefox does

I am trying to fix a friend's Macbook (13-inc, mid-2010) which is running OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan). Safari and Chrome open and the application is responsive, but trying to load a web page gives the ...
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How to share folder from Mac to Windows 10 PC?

I have a Macbook Air "Early 2014" with OS 10.11.6. I also have a Windows 10 desktop.From my Windows 10 desktop, I want to browse a shared folder on the Macbook.I have tried following Apple's ...
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Vmware Fusion settings and OSX

Some of the settings for VMware Fusion 8 on OSX don't seem to be working. If I go to settings->Keyboard & Mouse and set Mac Profile to default, and also check Enable Mac OS Host Keyboard ...
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diff won't work recursively

I'm trying to recursively diff two directories using the command line diff util. I have two folders, diff1 and diff2, with contents like this:diff2 is empty. But when I do diff -r diff1 diff2 I only ...
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VirtualBox: “USB Device Is Being In Use By Someone Else” error. How to let the guest OS grab it without crashing my Mac?

First of all, I want to make clear that I have read this question:VirtualBox: "USB device in use by someone else" error, how to make (mac) host let go?However, although I do everything that the ...
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Can't scroll tmux context by more than one line at a time

On OS-X I can't scroll in T-mux by more than one line at a time.I have tried the following things:Ctrl+b then pg-up or pg-down.Ctrl+b then [ then pg-up or pg-down.Ctrl+b then shift+pg-up or ...
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New User on OSX not within Encrypted Disk

I installed El Capitan and used full disk encryption.Everything works as expected, except I created a non admin account for every day use and I have noticed this account doesn't require me to enter ...
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Can't unlock keychain from SSH

I'm trying to unlock keychain from SSH, like:security unlock-keychain -p password /Users/<user>/Library/Keychains/login.keychainBut the system keeps asking for user input on the other end....
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Changed Late 2011 Macbook Pro HDD to SSD, Won't Boot

I've recently bought a Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD to replace the HDD in my late 2011 Macbook Pro.The steps that I've been through are:Install Carbon Copy Clone (CCC)Attach SSD via USB-SATA to USB ...
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Systemsetup SetBoot equivalent for Windows and Mac? Formerly known as Bless?

I run a couple of computer labs at a university that dual boot into Mac OSX and Windows. Years ago, I used to be able to run a bless -setBoot command from Apple Remote Desktop to start up an entire ...
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System-wide shortcut to switch to a specific tab in Firefox or Chrome

I would like to set up system-wide shortcuts (i.e. that I can use from anywhere) to switch to the running instance of different websites. For instance, Shift-Command-s to mean "Look for a running ...
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GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent keeps reinstalling itself and connecting to Google Update Servers

I'm using LittleSnitch on OS X 10.11.6 to see outgoing connections and have previously noticed how ksfetch keeps trying to connect for Updates, launched with changing names by ...
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How do I change my desktop folders from having addition characters per line?

A few weeks ago I had an issue with copying a folder to my external hard drive, and I solved it by deleting this file with desktop.plist at the end of the file name.It solved my problem, but now on ...
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OS X: Create user-groups, that are not shown in Systempreferences “Users & Groups” PrevPane

I created some hidden Users on OS X, using dscl . -create /Users/<usershortname> IsHidden 1, that work as administraters.For some reasons, I like to place the HOME-folders of different groups ...
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/private/tmp is supposed to be writable, but still access denied

I just can't write to my Mac's /private/tmp for some reason. I can't for the life of me figure out why, and the whole "fix permissions" deal from Disk Utility has been removed.ekevoo@Anas:/private/...
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Wacom ET-0405-U compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

I am trying to get my Wacom tablet ET-0405-U to work with my new OS X El Capitan (10.11) iMac. Does anyone know if this is compatible?
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OSX El Capitan: How to Use Full Screen Applications with Multiple Monitors

I have an external monitor and an iMac running OSX El Capitan. When I open a game and (in the game options) go full screen the monitor that has another application open (not in full screen) goes black....
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MacVim switching tabs & El Capitan split screen

Using El Capitan's split screen feature, I'd like to have MacVim open in the left half and Terminal open in the right half. This works fine, until I try to switch tabs in MacVim via the keyboard ...
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How to get VMware Fusion Ubuntu VM to use host's DNS?

I have VMware Fusion Pro 8 running on my OSX El Capitano. I created Ubuntu 14.04 VM and configured network adapter to use Wi-fi bridged networking so my VM gets its own IP. My company is using local ...
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Web server not allowing certain HTML tags

My web server has an issue with not permitting specific HTML tags (e.g. href).When I try it inserts:<--!Some of your HTML tags were removed due to security reasons--!>Is there a way to ...
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Downgrading from El Capitan to Yosemite

I need to downgrade mac os x on one computer, from El Capitan to Yosemite.No Time Machine backups were done so i need to go with the os x bootable installer. The problem is Yosemite does not ...
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Problems installing Windows 10 under VMware Fusion on El Capitan Mac

When I try to install Windows 10 under VMware Fusion, it gives an error titled "Load driver" with the message "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct ...
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How can I view embedded images in Outlook 2011 for Mac

Whenever I receive mails with embedded images it doesn't display the image inline, but as an attachment instead.I am running El Capitan with Outlook 2011I can view the images when opening the ...
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VPN problems in OS X El Capitan with Parallels 11 installed

This problem occurred in the el capitan beta, but only after I've installed Parallels 11. However it might be just an unlucky timing and maybe a new update for el capitan caused it.The problem: I ...
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Update files for OSX disabled updates

I've recently downloaded a security update that apparently was not downloaded before. I have installed the package and disabled it;Where are the files stored after you download and disable an update ...
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What are the minimum permissions required by Simulink for USB Serial?

SYMPTOMSimulink crashes when executing a simple model that 'smoke tests' a serial data source:CONTEXTSimulink R2017B on OSXUSB Serial device:Users-MacBook-Air:~ user$ ls -l /dev/ | grep ...
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wget error “Converting links in ”url“ Incomplete or invalid multibyte sequence encountered”

I am trying to help a colleague on a Macbook Air MacOsx 10.11.06 with archiving a website using wget (version 1.19.1) installed through brew.Using this command. wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-...
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xcode-select won't accept commandline options

An answer to this question explains that if /usr/include is missing on MacOS El Capitan, the right solution is to run xcode-select --install. My problem is that this produces an error:~$ xcode-...
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Prevent Parallels 13 from Sleeping?

When I am using parallels 13 I will generally leave software up on my mac and go do other things. The problem I've run into is when the Windows 10 VM I have locks the screen the windows that I have ...
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Filevault 2 not accepting any new passwords after recovery key unlock

We use Dell Data Protection Encryption in conjunction with Filevault 2 on all of our Apple Devices at our office.I have a user who was unable to log into her machine at the initial Filevault login ...
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Mac El Capitan who is mounting my disk?

I have a backup disk that gets mounted every night at a specific time. I have a backup program but it is not the culprit, based on the log files. The only log entry I can find that relates to the ...
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Local user + guest + other El Capitan

i'm really confused about this point.Recently i restore my Time Machine, cos login issue after secure update but this is an other story... Btw, after the restore i noticed on login screen there is an ...
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unable to SSH into Mac OS X 10.11.6

I'm running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6) and am trying to SSH into it from another machine (Windows 10) on the same LAN.I can SSH into localhost from the OS X machine just fine. If I go to System ...
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Lost “files” icon in Visual Studio Code

After today's update of vscode-icons and reloading (about this time, cannot recall precisely), I seem to have lost the "browsing files" icon in Visual Studio Code!That is, it is visible exactly once ...
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Insert tab doesn't work in MS Excel 2011 for Mac OS, Excel quits saying there was an error

I am on Mac 10.11.6 El CapitanExcel version 14.7.2I will be grateful for your help. I am truly concerned - I can't use the Insert tab in Excel for Mac; if I try to insert anything in any file - ...
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Backing Up a Bootcamped MacBook Pro

I'm in a situation right now where budget is tight, and I've got one laptop at my disposal it's a late 2015 MacBook Pro, it's got a 256GB SSD. I'm not really a huge fan of OSX as I'm a Windows/C# ...
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Opening AutoRecovered Word file

I am trying to open a word file which was not saved, but I have found its auto recovered files through navigating Library>containers>com.microsoft.Word>Data>Library>Preferences>AutoRecoveryin OSX ...
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Weird Photoshop behavior

I'm using Photoshop CC on El Capitan. I was working as usual and when I tried to change windows with Cmd+tab as usual, maybe I pressed a wrong combination or something, but Photoshop disappeared. I ...
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Track down system inavailability event on MacOS El Capitan

We have a Mac Pro tower with El Capitan on it. We use it as a build machine for our Apple development. Almost everyday team viewer starts to show the machine as unavailable. Build agent for our CI ...
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Repair permissions on El Capitan OS X from Recovery mode

I would like to repair my accidentaly changed permission, but I don't know, how to execute this command sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs / from Recovery mode console ... At ...
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compile php5 on MacOS ElCapitan error

I'm trying to compile php 5.6.25 on MacOS Server 5 (aka ElCapitan) with these options:sudo http://superuser.com/configure \--prefix=/usr/local/php5 \--mandir=/usr/share/man \--infodir=/usr/share/info \--...
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Switching between windows of Same Applications ONLY for Spanish Layout (El Capitan OS X)

I open Word Office 2016 for MACCreate Blank Document (Document1.docx) Add Text "Test One"Create another Blank Document (Document2.docx) Add Text "Test Two"Now I want change between Document1.docx ...
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harddisk of 1 tb with exfat not detected in macbook pro el capitan

My 1 Tb HDD is formatted in EXFAT so it could be detected both in Windows and MacOS. However, the hdd has power blinking but it is not detected in MacOS. It is working well in Windows though. On Mac, ...
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Install os x SL on MBP faileure

I have MacBook Pro mid-09, it had el capitan os before I removed itI wanted to work completely on win10, and completely formatted all the HDD with the recovery partition includedBut realised later ...
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enlarge disk partition El Capitan on vmware

I have a version of El Capitan running on my server. However When I first created it I only assigned 40GB to it. Now I want to make it larger so I added 140GB to the disk size. However I don't seem to ...
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El Capitan: history of Word 2011 document on encrypted disk stored elsewhere?

This is a pretty esoteric question, so I apologise in advance, but I really need to know the answer.I have an encrypted sparsebundle in which I have a number of Word documents. I need to know that ...
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Why is my mac so slow? - No programs open but “app memory” high

I simply can't figure out why my Mac is running so slow. Here's what I've tried:Closing applications (including Firefox and Chrome)Shutting down my computerEntering "sudo purge" in the terminal...

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