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Questions specific to usage of Mathematica on the macOS (formerly OS X) operating system.

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3D Graphics causing artifacting and crashes

An atomic orbital demonstration (found here) using DensityPlot3D in Mathematica 11 on MacOS has been causing serious graphical artifacting and crashes. ...
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Does Mathematica work on 2016 MacBook Pros?

I ordered a new MacBook Pro with the touch bar, but before I retire my current laptop I'd like to know if v11.0.1 is stable on it. Has anyone got it working? If so, what is the user experience like ...
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DensityPlot3D crashes GPU on Version 11(Mac Version)

First of all, I am using "11.0.1 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (September 21, 2016)" on Macbook Pro 2014 with non-switchable graphics. I ran into this issue today when ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work on MacOS Sierra?

I'm not sure if I should upgrade, so I wanted to see if anyone has used v11 sucessfully on the newest OSX? This is the discussion about the same topic on Wolfram Community.
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How can I get emacs key bindings to repeat when held down in Mathematica?

I like using emacs key bindings to navigate (c-f, c-b, etc.). But unlike every other application I use on my Mac, those commands don't repeat when I hold them down. So I have to press 'f' each time I ...
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Shift+Enter does not work on Mac computer? [closed]

When I click in the green box and press Shift + Enter nothing happens. I am using a macbook with OS X El Captain. Is there other keys I can press?
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System Modeler 4 on Mac X El Capitan does not work

I have installed the Mac version of System Modeler 4 in a MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan . Also the Coder has been installed version 7 . But the System modeler can not find the C ++ compiler not is ...
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CapForm bugged in V11?

Bug introduced in 10.4 and fixed in 11.1 This problem is specific to OS X It appears on my system (OSX 10.10.5) that CapForm isn't behaving itself in V11. ...
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Image processing issue in Mathematica 11 on Mac

c = CurrentImage[] returns an image. Now I try: FindFaces[c] it gives: FindFaces::imginv: Expecting an image or graphics ...
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How to place window on second screen?

I am trying to open a window on a second screen (a thunderbolt display attached to a macbook pro) that is the full size of the second screen. Here is the command I use: ...
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Mathematica 10 enables discrete GPU

When the kernel is running, the discrete GPU is enabled automatically and battery life plummets, even though my code uses no CUDA or OpenCL functions. Is it possible to prevent that from happening? ...
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How do I add the nth element for every line in a text file?

Suppose I have a text file, in this format: ...
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EventLocator in NDSolve seemingly hogs memory in Windows, but not Mac

I have written a function (ftest in my code) which does the following: Takes a vector {x,vx,vy} as input Numerically solves (with high precision) a specific system ...
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How can I get OSX split screen to work?

OSX on Mac now allows two apps to split the screen. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204948 Doesn't seem to work in Mathematica, even though the full-screen button displays an icon suggesting that it ...
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Mathematica 10.4.0 closes after 'Plot' command on Mac OS X

I have a Macbook air (2013) with OS X 10.8.5, and recently I installed Mathematica 10.4.0. The problem is, every time I try to plot something like Plot[x,{x,0,1}] ...
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Possible bug with ticks with superscripts, Labeled and Export to PDF

Here is the minimal working example that gives me problems with Mathematica 10.4 on OSX ...
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MathLink with Xcode 7.3

I am trying to follow this tutorial to compile the example addtwo program. But I am stuck on how to include the files ...
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Cannot find BaseDirectory or UserBaseDirectory in Mac OS El Capitan

I am new to Mac OS, so this might be a silly question, but.... I just searched for $BaseDirectory and $UserBaseDirectory in my ...
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What is the encoding used when exporting images as MOV with “VideoEncoding” -> “MPEG-4 Video”?

I have a few rasterised images generated in Mathematica, and I want to output them in a video file, ideally using H.264 encoding. I found the following command. ...
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Unmodified Clipboard content

How do I get unmodified text content from the clipboard? If you copy the following into the clipboard and use ClipboardNotebook[] ...
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Is it possible to make a standalone OS X app from manipulate?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make a standalone app from a manipulate box. I mean a small app that do exactly what the manipulate box is doing in Mathematica, but without Mathematica. In other ...
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V 10.3.1 kernel crashes after an evaluation on Mac OS X El Capitan

I tried to solve a simple system of first order differential equations an then an algebraic system in Mathematica 10.3.1 on my MacBook Pro. I did't have a problem with Mathematica until today. Here's ...
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Mathematica 10.3+ freezes on first evaluation after start-up (Mac)

When I launch Mathematica and write the first command and press Return+Shift, whatever the command is, it takes forever to evaluate — about two minutes. Immediately ...
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How do I set Mathematica to open a specific folder - When I type “Command + O” in OS X

When I type Command+O, in Mac OSX 10, Mathematica automatically opens my directory: "Users/john" How can I change this setting to make it open ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica show up in OS X Spotlight? [closed]

When I enter a string that matches part of the name of an application on Mac, the OS X Spotlight search feature will suggest apps for me to launch. This works for every app except Mathematica: While ...
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How to load to Mathematica functions linking to MKL with LibraryLink on OSX

I'm trying to load library funcitons to Mathematica which are using MKL functions but I'm constatly getting LibraryFunction::libload on OSX (this works fine on ...
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Making a Button smaller in width

I can't seem to figure out how to make the width of a Button smaller. I tried change the first 26 below to a number like 10. But it doesn't seem to effect the ...
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German Umlaut: how to forward through Run to the say command on OS X?

My aim is to make Mathematica speak out German words with Umlauts. I found a hint how to make use of a help function mySpeak that will forward a string to the say command and set the corresponding ...
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Why does Mathematica use a different $PATH than terminal?

I am trying to run bash commands from within Mathematica. Funnily enough, Mathematica seems to use a different $PATH environment than the system environment. If I try ...
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How to Speak in a foreign language?

A previous question changed the pronunciation by changing the spelling of words or by externally changing the default system voice. This is useful for speaking in foreign languages too, but I don't ...
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Front end crash on Export in 10.2 on OS X macbook air 6,2

When trying to create a PDF (export, print-save as, save image as) fronted crashes. With both OS X Mavericks and El Capitan My machine is: Model: MacBookAir6,2, BootROM MBA61.0099.B19, 2 processors, ...
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Consistent crash printing from Mathematica 10.2.0 and 10.1.0 in OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Printing from either 10.2.0 or 10.1.0, or any other print related function (Print Preview, Save as PDF) crash my Mathematica instantly. I've tried all the usual stuff like reinstalling, deleting user ...
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Help with Control+m shortcut

I am attempting to create a keyboard menu item shortcut using control + m. I have been successful at doing this however, I'm running into problems with this particular shortcut as it works about half ...
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Strange behavior of autocomplete for ColorData [closed]

I'm seeing very weird behavior when autocompleting: Not sure if this is a bug. Is it? (I have OSX v10.2)
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Front end crash on Export in 10.2 on OS X

Bug introduced in 10.2.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Appears to be specific to OS X Mathematica 10.2 is reliably crashing for me when trying to export a pdf that has text with ligatures. For example: <...
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Button labels in different platforms

if someone has Mathematica on a mac or a Linux system, could you please evaluate this code: ...
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Animate jerky after closing and opening section cell

[ Edit: 31 March 2015: I have just upgraded to Mathematica 10.1.0.0 and the problem (bug) is no longer present.] Mathematica 10.0.1.0 Mac OS X 10.10.2 x86 MacBook Pro late 2013 Consider the ...
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How to use FontWeight options in Mathematica 10.x

Bug introduced in OSX v10.0.0 and persisting in all v10.x.x. Almost fixed in v11.0.0 I‘m using stylesheets to create customized styles for course materials. That includes using fonts like Gill Sans, ...
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Why does Mathematica Spawn Additional Dock Icons on OS X?

I've been running a calculation in parallel that requires a rasterize, and doing this requires one to wrap the rasterization with a UsingFrontEnd command (as is ...
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Why do PopupMenus render inconsistently on Macs?

This has been bugging me for years but because it doesn't effect performance I've never got around to asking. The problem below occurs for me in V8, 9, 10 with OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10. I've tested ...
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strange behavior when calling external linux command

My platform is Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When calling several external linux commands as the following: ...
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Background color does not display in InputField unless Appearance option is also specified

I get the same behavior for v10.1.0, v.10.0.2 and v.9 with OS X (10.9.5) : No background color is displayed in InputField if I just set properly the option. For ...
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Is Mathematica 10 compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

When I try to launch Mathematica 10 on my iMac with OS X 10.10, I get the message: To open 'Mathematica' you need to install the legacy Java SE runtime. However, a Mac version is not available on ...
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Compatibility of Mathematica 10 and Endnote 7 on OS X

Given the new updates, are EndNote 7 and Mathematica 10 compatible when running on OS X?
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Default starting location of “Save as…” dialog in OS X [duplicate]

In the answer to this previous question, user Szabolcs says On OS X (I'm using 10.9 and Mathematica 9) the file chooser dialogue will remember the last location you used. So if you Save/Open ...
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InstallR on OS X with external R installation on 10.0.1.0

I had no problem to follow the instructions given at InstallR on OS X with external R installation to get an external R working with Mathematica 10.0.0.0. However when Mathematica was updated to 10.0....
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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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Problem setting up C compiler on a Mac

This is a follow up to this question. I am using Mma 10 on a MacBook-Pro with OS-X Mavericks. After reading the documentation under CCompilerDriver/tutorial/SpecificCompilers I did the following: <...
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How to read from /dev/random?

I am looking to read a few bytes from /dev/random on OS X and Linux. The simplest approach fails on both operating systems (see below). Why? What is a workaround?...
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Is there a hotkey for the drop down selection/information?

I am more used to typing then using the mouse. I was wondering if there were hotkeys for the drop down list and the info button? What I mean is what I have marked in the picture below. When I ...