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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Mac isn't showing other users so another user can't login to the Mac.

The mac was binded to Windows Active Directory to allow users to login with their domain account. We have found that sometimes the option to login with another account just disappears and does not reappear even with a restart to the Mac. The temporary work around I've found is that if I login with the local admin account and just go through the same steps of binding the Mac (Even though it has been binded already) and then just log out the Other User option appears on the login screen.

So my question is there a more permanent fix so this doesn't keep happening?

MacOS 10.14 Mojave
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While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

Using Quickbooks for Mac 2016.  When I open one of my company files, the Customer Center window opens, because I had it open when I last closed Quickbooks.  Then I see 3 or 4 other windows open and disappear (a Deposit window, a Timesheet window, I think.)  

When the window-opening animations complete, the one open windows can be dragged into new positions, but not resized, and not closed, and does not recognize any mouse or keyboard interactions.  The program itself displays every menu item as hidden.  I have to Force Quit Quickbooks to take it down.

I tried reinstalling the program, but I get the same behavior.  Odd, because this company file was working fine just two days ago.  I back up every time I close the file, and I've tried restoring some recent backups, but they behave the same, even backups taken from a week ago.    Not sure what to do next.
I have a 21.5 i5 iMac that I want to sell.  (5 years old and hardly been used possibly 6 months).   How do I reinstall the OS so that all of my files are completely no longer
accessible on this computer?
How to block all push notifications from websites etc on my mac book (which appear from right side edge) and permanently switch off this type of notification completely?
Time Machine couldn't complete backup to "[Name] Time Machine"

With 2 Macs (Mojave), I am unable to continue Time Machine backups. I have to erase drive to continue.

Seems in the past with earlier OSX versions I could rely on Time Machine to delete older files and continue with backup.

Why not now? Can I automate the erase/restart backup procedures?
Hi guys

My father's 27inch early 2011 imac needed a little upgrade. I went and put in a Crucial 500gb SSD disk into it into where its old hard drive used to be.

When we boot, i am getting the question mark with a folder. I tried holding the Alt option and in doing so only the internet recovery comes up. I tried command R and same thing.

Anyway, so I chose the internet recovery. It took 20mins. Then it came to the menu where I could choose disk utility. I went in and could see the SSD.  I formatted my SSD to Mac format (journaled). I restarted it and still same. Then i tried doing something similar to choose it as the startup disk but I can't. I tried attaching an external disk with Mac Sierra installation on it. It isn't giving me the option of seeing this disk either at startup.

What gives? Is it the Mac itself? Should I take the SSD and install it onto a MacBook Pro and try putting the OS on it that way?

Thanks for helping

I have an issue with disappearing shortcuts of shared folders between two mac machines. Here is the case in details:

On MAC1 there are 10 folders on the desktop that are shared on the network. They are accessible and visible on MAC2.

When I created shortcuts on the desktop of MAC2, they work fine until MAC1 is rebooted. Then a warning message appears and shortly after that the shortcuts are gone.

Is there a way to resolve this issue?

MAC1 is running macOS Yosemite 10.10.5

MAC2 is running macOS Mojave version 10.14.3

Thank you
Hi - I am about to replace the HDD of a client Macbook mid 2012 with an SSD drive after the former had failed.
Is there a way that i can install High Sierra or Sierra on the new drive straight from an external USB disk instead of going through the Internet recovery?
Otherwise it means it will install Mountain Lion and then i have to re-upgrade again which is a waste of time i would like to avoid if poss.

MAC computer (macOS 10.14 Mojave) is able to successfully connect to corporate network via Anyconnect mobile vpn client. But when attempting to map a shared network drive to a windows server share it hangs and finally times out after 2 minutes or so and wont map the drive. Yet there are 6 other MAC's with macOS 10.14 Mojave that do not have this problem.

Tried pinging the windows server from the MAC after successfully connected to the VPN and it will continuously times out but there is a reply to ping every 15th ping request for about 2 pings and then go back to not responding to ping for another 15 pings.

When pinging MAC from the windows server it will ping successfully continuously!

I already plan on performing apple diagnostic on the MAC next but I am not too familiar with Macs and want to see if there are any other suggestions from the community!

Appreciate any other ideas....
 I have Outlook 2011 on Mac, installed Outlook 2016, and created a new email account and working fine.
 The task is to export the email, contact and calendar items from Outlook 2011 and import them into Outlook 2016.
 I created OLN file (about 6GB in size) from Outlook 2011 and imported into Outlook 2016, but there is no data when import was finished in a few seconds.
 What other import/export option is available?

Thanks in advance.
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Nearly every week during the past few years has featured a headline about the latest data breach, malware attack, ransomware demand, or unrecoverable corporate data loss. Those stories are frequently followed by news that the CEOs at those companies were forced to resign.

I have an ASUS 3200 Router and heard that I could use it and its USB connection to make a backup location with a hard drive connected to it. I have only one USB port but two laptops I work from. One a Dell Vostro and the other a MacBook Pro. I am wondering since formatting the HD is an issue here. Can I create a partition and format one side for a Windows backup and the other for a Mac? I know it involves formatting the disk which I do know know if one can allow the other to save to or not and the location of the HD's drives. File Path.
Does anyone know if this can be done in any capacity? I also have a USB splitter that could double up the ports but do not know if that would work either with two separate HD's with two connections? Any Help Appreciated.
I am using Quick Time player to Trim an audio but it doesnt show me timing info.
Previously it used to show it. How do i trim it using QuickTime. Is there any alternative software for the same.
I am using Mac High sierra.

If you see in the image above only the yellow bars are there but i want to trim it from time 1:08 to 1:15 which doesnt seem possible

I have an Excel macro that uses ActiveX but it doesn't work on my Mac since ActiveX is not supported (get a 429 error). It does work on my PC but I've transitioned over to a MacBook Pro.

Can the following code be converted so that the Excel macro work on my Mac?

Sub GetEmailList()
Dim lr As Long
Dim x, y
Dim dict1 As Object, dict2 As Object
lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
x = Range("A2:A" & lr).Value
lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 2).End(xlUp).Row
y = Range("B2:B" & lr).Value

Set dict1 = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
Set dict2 = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 3).End(xlUp).Row
If lr > 1 Then Range("C2:C" & lr).Clear
With dict1
   For i = 1 To UBound(y, 1)
      .Item(y(i, 1)) = ""
   Next i
End With

With dict1
   For i = 1 To UBound(x, 1)
      If Not .exists(x(i, 1)) Then
         dict2.Item(x(i, 1)) = ""
      End If
   Next i
End With
Range("C2").Resize(dict2.Count).Value = Application.Transpose(dict2.keys)

End Sub

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Any ideas experts?
I am using Outlook on a Mac OSX and my email mailbox size has grown to 47GB.  I have increased my mailbox online to accommodate a mailbox larger than 50GB+, but I was curious if I was going to run into mailbox size restrictions in Outlook similar to a Windows machine.  If so, is there a way to increase this max mailbox size?

We have Outlook for Mac 16.23 with the latest update/patches on Mojave.

Is there any way to set by default (so the user does not have to take action on their own) a delivery and/or read receipt every time?
I have a MACBook Pro latest OS. I have been working making screenshots for a manual using Snagit. A screen capture tool. If I try to resize the image I am working with. The second I LEFT MOUSE CLICK on the RESIZE box and try to resize with the mouse. It switches screens to the Apple Desktop...? What is happening? I went to System Pref and searched Google. The search turned up this.

"How do I stop my Mac from switching screens?
Click Apple menu from top left of your screen > Select System Preferences > in Personal Tab select Expose & Spaces > Deselect the check box that says Enable Spaces."

Only one problem I see no "Personal Tab" or "Expose Spaces" anywhere in System Preferences?

Any thoughts. I am about to throw my laptop across the room.
How can I make folders stay at the top of the list when viewing a list of files in the Finder application on a Mac Book?
how can i send a link to install a printer on a mac ? i know how to on a windows environment by sending a link \\printeserver\printername\.

thank you
What the heck, trying to set a VPN connection on a new MacBook Pro 7th gen. and VPN into a Linksys LRT224
On the Mac I go to network and create a VPN L2TP and use the following settings
Configuration: default
Server Address: (I use my ip address)
Account name: (I use the VPN account I set up on the Linksys)

Authentication Settings:
User Authentication: (I use the VPN account password I set up on the Linksys)
Machine Authentication:
Shared Secret: (Not sure about this so I just used the VPN account password)

Advance settings:
I tried "Send all traffic over VPN connection"

I get e message that the VPN server cannot be reached

I set this up on a Windows 10 and 7 PC and it works just fine
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Hi, I used to be able to use SHIFT + CONTROL + COMMAND + 4 and a copy of the screen capture would save to my clipboard so I can CONTROL + V and paste it in any program. Now, nothing happens when I hit that command. Instead, I have to save to my desktop which is not ideal since I use it so many times a day I’m going to end up crowding my desktop with all the screen captures.

she has yosemite OS
Two Questions here:

Since Google Drive will be discontinued starting tomorrow found here:

I have upgraded most of my clients to Drive Stream...

Q1)  Will I need to upgrade the App on Cell Phones and How??

Q2) I have a user with a Mac Version Yosemite  10.10.5 and the drive stream for mac will not install at all even when I go into security and allow it
       Picture of Error is attached.

Please Assist.

On a MAC - How to enable and disable screen sharing or remote management remotely from the command line.
What is the best way, to remotely access a MAC, from a Windows 10 operating system.
I am looking for a very low cost one time software, or freeware to do this.
In an internal Windows network setting.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
I have a Mac Book Pro and am creating shortcodes to open applications. I did one for Excel but I want a certain xls file to alway open when I use my shortcode to open Excel. Any ideas experts?
What is the best email client for MAC - which can integrate with Microsoft Outlook Calendaring?
(Not looking for Outlook 2016 but an alternative)

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.