Mac OS X

Mac OS X (officially pronounced 'mac O S ten', but occasionally mispronounced 'O S Ex') is a proprietary, graphical operating system developed, sold, and marketed by Apple. All new Macintosh computers come with the latest version of Mac OS X installed. General information about Mac OS X can be found at Wikipedia.


At Gustavus

Almost every Macintosh computer at Gustavus runs some version of Mac OS X. Lab machines available for students have version 10.13 (High Sierra) installed.


How do I make OS X automatically log me in upon startup?

  1. Go to System Preferences.
  2. Click on Users & Groups.
  3. Click on Login Options underneath the user list.
  4. Click the dropdown after Automatic login.
  5. Select the user that you want it to log in as.

How do I repair disk permissions?

To repair disk permissions do the following:

  1. Open your Applications folder then your Utilites folder.
  2. Launch Disk Utility.
  3. Click on the icon for your hard drive in the list at the left.
  4. Click the First Aid tab.
  5. Click Verify Disk Permissions. Wait until it is complete.
  6. Click Repair Disk Permissions (the repair process may take a few minutes to complete).
  7. Quit Disk Utility
  8. Restart your computer.

How do I run Software Updates on my Mac?

Please see Software Update.