Talk:Mac OS/Classic Mac OS looks really good as a future Classic Mac OS page. Once that happens, making Mac OS a redirect to macOS, with the appropriate hatnote, seems OK, although, before that's done: links to Mac OS that are really just referring to the classic Mac system software should be fixed to go to Classic Mac OS. On behalf of the whole team, welcome to TALK! This is where everything begins. Username Maco.
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The article currently states that Mac may mean Mac OS, an operating system that runs on Apple Macintosh computers, and its newest version Mac OS X -- I question whether just Mac ever refers to the OS software. Just the link to the line of computers (Macintosh) should be sufficient. --Himasaram 10:08, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Additionally, Mac supplanted Macintosh for the naming of new hardware by 1999. The Power Macintosh professional desktops were the last computers to lose the Macintosh moniker with the Power Mac G4 introduction. So 'Mac' is no longer an abbreviation or colloquialism, it is both the popular and official name. In reference to current Apple products, 'Macintosh' is all but expunged from use on Apple's site, notably excepting the Macintosh Product Guide, which is treated as an ongoing periodical's name. Try a search.
The product name which Mac replaced represented a computer with hardware and OS provided as one. Understandably there remains some confusion as to what a Mac is even now that the lines between Apple hardware and OS software are just slightly blurred. ~ RVJ 16:22, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
The lead line currently says 'Mac or MAC may refer to:', yet right before it mentions that MAC is a separate disambig page. IMHO, both pages are long enough that the MAC portions of the page should be moved over to MAC, and the intro line should only say 'Mac may refer to:'. (I know editors tend to add entries to the wrong page, but both pages pretty long, so it would be good if they could be kept separate). --Interiot 23:44, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
People where i live say McDonalds as Mac a lot. Maybe should this be added? --Kai81123 12:58, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Most people say Mac as meaning the 'Mac' computer. Not many people say 'Mac' to say Monkey Access Card. It should go straight to the Macintosh page then have just a link to the disambiguation page on the Macintosh Article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomas Gilling (talk • contribs) 20:00, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
A bot (User:JAnDbot) and its owner have recently been removing interwiki links for, among others, the German and Italian versions of this page, apparently by reason of those pages being titled 'MAC', rather than 'Mac'. However, both in those wikis and in the English one, there is a single, joint disambiguation page for all 'MAC' and 'Mac' entries; only the chosen page title differs. In particular de:Mac, is just a redirect to de:MAC, exactly like en:MAC is a redirect to en:Mac on this side. There is thus no legitimate reason to remove an interwiki link from en:Mac to de:MAC or vice versa: the pages cover exactly the same subject.
Please either fix the bot, or tell it to ignore pages like 'Mac'/'MAC' if getting them right is too hard. Right now, the bot's behavior is purely destructive – it's violating both the letter and the spirit of the principles for interlanguage links. Thanks, Hqb (talk) 15:21, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
I FOUND THE mDNSResponder!This is the path:/(main computer folder)/(main disk)/private/var/run/mDNSResponder — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:31, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
User:Fyrael: why should the series names be italicised? Ollieinc (talk) 04:53, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Macintosh which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 05:00, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
macOS Catalina introduces Voice Control, a new way to fully control your Mac entirely with your voice. Voice Control uses the Siri speech-recognition engine to improve on the Enhanced Dictation feature available in earlier versions of macOS.1
After upgrading to macOS Catalina, follow these steps to turn on Voice Control:
When Voice Control is enabled, you see an onscreen microphone representing the mic selected in Voice Control preferences.
To pause Voice Control and stop it from from listening, say ”Go to sleep” or click Sleep. To resume Voice Control, say or click ”Wake up.”
Get to know Voice Control by reviewing the list of voice commands available to you: Say “Show commands” or ”Show me what I can say.” The list varies based on context, and you may discover variations not listed. To make it easier to know whether Voice Control heard your phrase as a command, you can select ”Play sound when command is recognized” in Voice Control preferences.
Voice Control recognizes the names of many apps, labels, controls, and other onscreen items, so you can navigate by combining those names with certain commands. Here are some examples:
You can also create your own voice commands.
Use number overlays to quickly interact with parts of the screen that Voice Control recognizes as clickable, such as menus, checkboxes, and buttons. To turn on number overlays, say ”Show numbers.” Then just say a number to click it.
Number overlays make it easy to interact with complex interfaces, such as web pages. For example, in your web browser you could say ”Search for Apple stores near me.” Then use the number overlay to choose one of the results: ”Show numbers. Click 64.” (If the name of the link is unique, you might also be able to click it without overlays by saying ”Click” and the name of the link.)
Voice Control automatically shows numbers in menus and wherever you need to distinguish between items that have the same name.
Use grid overlays to interact with parts of the screen that don't have a control, or that Voice Control doesn't recognize as clickable.
Say “Show grid” to show a numbered grid on your screen, or ”Show window grid” to limit the grid to the active window. Photoshop key for mac. Say a grid number to subdivide that area of the grid, and repeat as needed to continue refining your selection.
To click the item behind a grid number, say ”Click” and the number. Or say ”Zoom” and the number to zoom in on that area of the grid, then automatically hide the grid. You can also use grid numbers to drag a selected item from one area of the grid to another: ”Drag 3 to 14.”
To hide grid numbers, say ”Hide numbers.” To hide both numbers and grid, say ”Hide grid.”
When the cursor is in a document, email message, text message, or other text field, you can dictate continuously. Dictation converts your spoken words into text.
Voice Control understands contextual cues, so you can seamlessly transition between text dictation and commands. For example, to dictate and then send a birthday greeting in Messages, you could say ”Happy Birthday. Click Send.” Or to replace a phrase, say ”Replace I’m almost there with I just arrived.”
You can also create your own vocabulary for use with dictation.
Create your own voice commands
To quickly add a new command, you can say ”Make this speakable.” Voice Control will help you configure the new command based on the context. For example, if you speak this command while a menu item is selected, Voice Control helps you make a command for choosing that menu item.
Create your own dictation vocabulary
1. Voice Control uses the Siri speech-recognition engine for U.S. English only. Other languages and dialects use the speech-recognition engine previously available with Enhanced Dictation.
2. If you're on a business or school network that uses a proxy server, Voice Control might not be able to download. Have your network administrator refer to the network ports used by Apple software products.