Mac OS X





Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.

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Hi, my personal assistant is on a Mac and she use some integrated Mac OS snipping tool and pastes the pics into her email for illustrating whatever problem.  The problem is no one sees her illustations.  On my iphone it simply says "image", on my PC it shows the error message below; and all outside clients say the same thing.  We can't view her snips.  What is she doing wrong?

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User would like to watch Netflix while they are in Spain.

Do they need a VPN connection for that?   If so, what would be a good product for Mac OS?  They have Mojave.

I want to see a list of files that are currently backed up by time machine while the backup is running.

Is there no backup log file (plain text) that is written to? Only database structure or special application internal information?

I would like to see what is going on...

Thanks a lot for your help

(running actual MacOs, Time Capsule).
I have a zip file containing tab-delimited text files that are exported from a modeling software. Rather than opening each file individually in Excel to change the data and then exporting each file to a .txt file and then zipping the whole collection up again, I would like to program a macro to do the following (using MacPro Excel):

1) In an Excel workbook with a macro that opens (from a specified location on my computer) all the files in the zip file and puts each .txt file in a separate sheet in the workbook. The name of each worksheet corresponds to each .txt file name in the zipped file. For instance, File1.txt and File2.txt

2) In the same workbook, have another macro that saves all the worksheets by their original file names and creates a zip file at a specified location on my computer with a specified name.

Both the number of files in the zip file and the number of fields in each .txt file will vary depending on the version of the model so the macro needs to open all the files in the zip file.

Accompanying is a sample zip file

I'm using iMac its new recently brought, installed office 2016.
Each program of Microsoft Office 2016are very slow (around 1mins) to start up.I tried to uninstall Microsoft Office and reinstall it.
no previous version office has been installed on the computer before.

Do you know what to do to fix it?

Thank you
On random Mac OS devices running Mojave (any version):

SOCKS proxy is automatically re-enabled after every reboot/power cycle.

By default, no proxy settings should be configured.

The proxy is configured with: localhost port 8080

This causes all email apps to go offline intermittently. Also it causes all web browsers to become "unable to load" any web page.

Once the proxy is manually disabled in Network Preferences; everything works fine.

How do I disable permanently?
Why does the SOCKS proxy auto enable after the device is power cycled?
Dear expert,

We are using o365  ProPlus on Mac and Win platform.
One of our user is using MacBook pro and suddenly his inbox became transparent like the attachment below. Only inbox folder is like this.
I have reinstalled the latest version then remove the cache of the outlook after that restart the laptop but nothing is changed.

Please help me
Hey all,

I have a wierd one here.. I have a client running 2012 R2 - this runs their file & print sharing, Active Directory and backup software. The IT officer that I deal with has been asking me to help him with an issue, which is the server goes offline and has no connectivity. The server remains on and the OS is in tact but the network card says "no internet" unidentified network.

DHCP is running through the firewall which is (Default Gateway / DHCP). Long story but we will leave that.. This firewall is around 8 years old btw so it could be the culprit and will be providing them with a test unit to see if we can narrow down but I haven't given you the curve ball yet.. wait for it.

Things we have tried;
  • Checked error logs at the time it drops and nothing pops up at the time of the drop out.
  • Testing all cables running from server, Tested OK.
  • Tested connecting to the Firewall LAN port, tested OK.
  • Swapped NICS from NIC4, to NIC3, NIC2 on the server and still no go.
  • Checked all the IP config is ok. (server) / / (gateway) / (DNS)
  • From a client's computer, provided a static IP address. Cannot connect to server or gateway so it does not see the network at all which is odd
  • We have swapped out to a new switch as a test which we will leave there for the time being
  • Checked DNS services, forwarders & entries are correct on the server
In Mac OS Mojave, I'm contending with lengthy delays in applying changes to network interfaces. Sometimes 60 seconds to apply a change to Service Order (i.e. move Ethernet ahead of wifi) or to configure a Static IP address.

The Network Pref window also appears blank when first loaded and takes a full minute to populate. (I have many network configs in my list)

When preparing, testing, and troubleshooting networks (a big part of my job) this is really bogging me down. Never saw this before with any previous release. Always in the past changes are instant with no "apply" delays.

This symptom continues after installing 10.14.2. I've also tried:

- Resetting PRAM
- Resetting SMC
- Reinstalling MacOS using Recovery Mode
- Removing all 3rd party apps that could interfere
- Booting with Shift key down - no performance improvement

My last move is to wipe the machine and recover from backup, discarding the network config option. However since I have so many VPN configurations this is a really big deal.

I'm hoping someone has some other suggestion.
I have a mac book pro that since Thursday, all of a sudden, it disconnects from the LAN.  The wifi works fine.
I replaced the network cable and the 5 port switch that it was plugged into. I have also tried a different computer with the same cable, and
it didn't disconnect with a different computer.   Since a different computer works fine with the same network cable, I'm thinking there's an issue with the MAC.

I don't use MACs much, so suggestions I can try to isolate the issue?

I'm currently using DHCP with windows servers.  I have about another 9 or 10 MACs on the network, and no one else reported any issues just yet.

Thanks. D
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how to create a contact list in outlook 2016 for Mac that will be saved in 365 using excel list of names and email addresses

I use outlook on my Macs, my iPhone and windows 10 pc's, so I want to save a list of 70 people that I have in an excel spreadsheet.

I can create a contact list on Mac individually, but it is saved in my computer on Mac.

I can create using excel list in Outlook 2016 windows 10, but  it does not show on Mac or iPhone.

Thanks Terry
A MAC user reported"The mailbox database is temporarily unavailable. underlying MAPI stream threw an exception. Mail could not be sent. The message has been moved to your Drafts folder."
Need some help in tracking down an IP conflict that I have.  DHCP servers are Windows 2016 servers (setup in a failover scenario) but I have a MacBook that has had this happen twice in the last month.  He will get a popup saying:

Another device on the network is using your computer's IP address (  

I'm not sure if this IP was for his wired connection or his wireless but only seems to affect his MacBook.  With DHCP servers there shouldn't really ever be IP conflicts (unless someone adds a static IP which I don't think this is the case here - it could be but I doubt it).  In DHCP servers, logs don't show anything...

Anyway at this point to track down what grabbed the .204 IP?
I’ve got a MacBook Pro, running High Sierra 10.13.4 & an HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One printer & can’t get them to work together. Using the HP software, I get no devices detected.
If I connect Mac to the printers built in WiFi network, it detects & sets up ok, but of course there goes my internet connection!
I have a Mac connected to a network but can't get the "other user" account to pop up when u reboot or logout... I see it appear when I turn on the guest account and logout but it disappears after  few seconds ....I also tried manually setting the DNS and that was a no go ... I am able to ping the domain from Terminal. I have all the log in options set correctly but I just can't get that option does not populate to the screen.
Mac Air

Originally, I have 2 connections to smb://server/folder1 and smb://server/folder2.
which would connect when I logon. The settings are in SYSTEM PREFERENCE > USERS AND GROUP > LOGIN ITEMS

Recently, I noticed that I have 2 of the sharing folder1 on. the desktop of MAC AIR after I updated to "MOJAVE"
I undo all my share folders setting but there is still one smb://server/folder1 is still there.

It is a map drive from no where!
What can I check to clean it up????
Getting errors setting up SublimeText 3 user keymap for View-In-Browser plugin..

My View In Browser settings.sublime-settigs are:
	"posix": {
		"darwin": {
			"firefox": "open -a \"/Foreign Apps/Firefox/Firefox Developer\"",
			"safari": "open -a \"/Applications/\"",
			"chrome": "open -a \"/Foreign Apps/Google/Google\"",
			"opera": "open -a \"/Foreign Apps/Opera/\""

	"browser": "firefox"

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My Default (OSX).sublime-keymap-User are:
 { "keys": [ "super+e" ], "command": "view-in-browser" },
 { "keys": [ "alt+1” ], “command”: “view_in_browser”, “args”: { “browser”: "firefox" } },
 { "keys": [ "alt+2" ], "command": "view-in-browser", "args": { "browser": "chrome" } },
 { "keys": [ "alt+3" ], "command": "view-in-browser', “args”: { “browser”: “safari” } },
 { "keys": [ "alt+4" ], "command": "view-in-browser", "args": { "browser": "opera" } }

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python console shows: "Error trying to parse file: Unexpected character, expected a comma or closing bracket in Packages/User/Default (OSX).sublime-keymap:4:95"

Can somebody point out the error, because I just can't see it.

We have a MAC Book Pro (2017) running High Sierra, we push most settings via Profile Manager - however when we try to deploy Proxies under MAC OS in Profile Manager payloads, it doesn't apply to the MAC book in question, especially the exceptions.

When you look on the MAC book at settings, the wi fi proxy settings are fine, but the proxies exceptions are not applied (does this apply to only Ethernet connections and not wi fi)

I have a Mac with Parallels for a boot camp
Partition. I want to create a user account who’s sole purpose after login is to start Parallels with the boot camp partition as full screen and should it crash or the user shut down will close the app and log out without being able to make any changes to this account. The user should not be able to reduce the screen to get to any of the other Mac software on the device If I need to maintain, I will do it from an admin account.

Any suggested startup script for this and the appropriate user settings would be appreciated.
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Buying a new Mac Mini to replace an old Pro tower. Would like to keep the os (Mac and boot camp) on the internal SSD and have the user directories on a Thunderbolt drive. I know the importance of keeping a admin account on the SSD to troubleshoot, but would like to preconfigure the user accounts to exist this way before reestoring files from the Pro. When I have tried this in the past, drive numbers seem to change causing all sorts of hell.

If this is not doable, would prefer to put some of the users bigger subdirectories (photos and videos) on the thunderbolt or a NAS device.

Any how to or best practices would be greatly appreciated.
i can only login to my macbook on safe mode only not when how i does log in normally. i removed the mac from the domain and re-add and its still not working.

please help
Just wondering we use High Sierra and the Server app - however if you upgrade to MAC OS Mojave then the websites feature of server app has bee removed/ depreciated. We use this for pushing out a proxy pac file to our clients. Just wondering how people are getting around this? Also has anyone had any experience of upgrading clients to Mojave but retaining the MAC server on High Sierra?

Link as to whats changing in MAC OS
Thanks all for your great help. I appreciate
I am using Macbook. I have Mail app. I am not using it, but it has my emails and take huge space. I can't delete the app it's not allowed from Mac OS. So how to stop using it? So I can save the space.

Thanks a lot,
Best regards,
Have been battling this issue for over a year now, here is my setup

i have mac AD users, their macbooks are joined to AD with a software called Centrify, every 90 Days our AD users need to reset their passwords. the Centrify app prompts them to reset their AD password however when they enter their old and new password the Centrify app prompts them that they have not reach their complexity requirements require for their password. Now AD actually takes the password but the user thinks it does not and now the user cannot login to their macbook

the workaround for me is to remove the user from the domain then re-add the macbook

any ideas what this could be.
We have a group of Mac's (High Sierra) connecting via SMB to our Windows Server 2016 share.

When they browse folders on the share without opening files, the files within that folder show up in "Open Files" within "Computer Management" on the server; if they leave that folder, they remain in "Open Files".

When they try to rename a browsed folder, they get a permissions error (because the file is open)

Is there a way to stop the Mac marking these files as open?

Mac OS X





Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.