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Ken1222

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Got my brand new 27" 5K last week and have had no issues at all...running HS 10.13.2.
I tried to launch Onyx (migrated from my old iMac), and get the error panel "Onyx will not work with this version of OS X. This version of Onyx requires macOS version 10.12 (Sierra)."

Tried to find a website to download Onyx, and they're all 3rd parties. Any advice? How about Cocktail?

Thanks
 
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casperes1996

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I recommend all who use OnyX bookmark this site like I have - You need a new version of OnyX with every new major release of macOS/OS X (not just the auto update, as that updates to the latest version that is made for the macOS version that it was downloaded for, not the one for the latest macOS), and Google isn't too good about finding this site.
 

IHelpId10t5

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Why in the world do you think that you need 3-rd party maintenance utility for a brand new mac? While you are at it go ahead and install some unnecessary anti-virus, MacKeeper, a RAM cleaner, a system monitoring application, and a Finder or Dock replacement

Then, we will all wait a week for you to post a complaint that your brand new iMac is ridiculously slow and it's all Apple's fault.
 

casperes1996

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Why in the world do you think that you need 3-rd party maintenance utility for a brand new mac? While you are at it go ahead and install some unnecessary anti-virus, MacKeeper, a RAM cleaner, a system monitoring application, and a Finder or Dock replacement


Well, OnyX isn't just maintenance. It's also customisations. For instance, enabling cmd+q quitting of the Finder. It can be quite a handy tool to help you get your Mac set up just how you like it.
The maintenance aspect of it is really quite unnecessary unless something is wrong. If you do experience a form of bug sometimes OnyX' tools can be helpful, like rebuilding your Spotlight index or whatever, but yeah, no that's not at all something that's apposite on a new system. If you want the Dock icons for hidden apps to be transparent, or for the Finder to show the full path in the window title instead of just the working directory though, OnyX can be handy if you can't be bothered with remembering those specific Terminal commands
 

IHelpId10t5

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Sorry for the snap judgement! I do agree with casperes1996. I have nothing against Onyx specifically and have used it occasionally in the distant past for a few things. I just really have a personal meltdown when I see so many forum posts of self-inflicted Mac destruction for no reason whatsoever. In particular when someone gets a brand new Mac and immediately starts to install a bunch of unnecessary junk like monitoring, optimizing, and security tools that almost always reduce the security, stability, and performance of the Mac on day-1.
 

casperes1996

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Sorry for the snap judgement! I do agree with casperes1996. I have nothing against Onyx specifically and have used it occasionally in the distant past for a few things. I just really have a personal meltdown when I see so many forum posts of self-inflicted Mac destruction for no reason whatsoever. In particular when someone gets a brand new Mac and immediately starts to install a bunch of unnecessary junk like monitoring, optimizing, and security tools that almost always reduce the security, stability, and performance of the Mac on day-1.


Totally get where you're coming from with that one.
 
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