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OSX EL Captain customization and themeing

I don't like the new dock, I don't like the new folders, I don't like flat or may be I am bored of looking at same stuff. But really I still miss OSX Lion/Mavericks 3D dock and a more lively user ...
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How to automatically paste today's date with keyboard shortcut?

I am on El Capitan OS X. I want to be able to hit some keyboard shortcut and then have today's date be automatically outputted. Example: When I press Option + D, "2016_06_13" is pasted into the ...
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How can I change the apperance of terminal to make it indentical to Ubuntu's terminal

I like using the default terminal application, but as I use both Ubuntu and OS X a lot I want to make them behave and look the same. How can I change the Mac terminal to make as identical as possible ...
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Rootless custom scheduling of Time Machine backups

It has been asked how to customize the backup schedule of Time Machine, but the solutions in the answers only seem to work in releases of OS X that weren’t “rootless”, i.e. before 10.11 El Capitan (or ...
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Is there a way to customize the color of visited links?

I am an Apple user, and am currently using the Chrome and Vivaldi browsers. Not a computer programmer. Is there any easy way to make visited links stand out? The default color for those isn't defining ...
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Hacking Preview in Mac OS X

For certain PDFs with graphics split over two pages, it is best to view them side-by-side. Apple's Preview app lets me view two pages side-by-side. This is great! The only problem is that it's off ...
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Create custom Terminal shortcuts

I'm working a lot with SSH connections to servers, by for example forwarding localports or just establishing SSH connection to manage some servers. For this I would like to be able to create some ...
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Format menu bar time to english words

I saw this screenshot of someone's menu bar and their time formatting is set in readable English. Is this a this party app or a setting / script I can run on OS X?
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Is it safe to install a third party high capacity battery into my iPhone 5S?

I stumbled upon this battery on Amazon and I was wondering if it'd be safe to install it into my iPhone 5S, assuming it's actually compatible.
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How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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Remove Window Drop Shadow and Replace with Outline

I'm running OS X 10.8.4. My goal is to remove the wide drop shadows around windows and replace them with a thin black outline. Several questions have been posted asking how to remove or reduce the ...
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Adding an icon for a custom input

I have a custom input (.inputplugin) installed already. I'm curious how I can change the icon of the input from just the C in a box to my own icon. The installation was rather finicky so I'd rather ...
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online automatic wallpaper changer

I use a tool called variety which sets automatic wallpaper to my Linux machines via various websites like deviantart, wallpapers.net, flickr etc. Is there such tool for MacOSX?
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How to change Gmail notification sound

How to change Gmail notification sound on iPhone is question a lot of people ask. So did I.
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How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Mavericks?

In Mountain Lion I was able to permanently disable Notification Center, with no apparent side effects: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist killall ...
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How can I change the background color of a Finder window in List View?

I would like to change the background color in Finder's List View. Is there a tweak or so to accomplish this? PS I know you can do this in Icon View, but this is not what I need and the trick used ...
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How to change how your Terminal app starts

When I launch my Terminal app, it starts in a Basic mode. I'd like to do a few things: Change default to "Pro" Control how Terminal is started .. For example, i'd like to either use my keyboard or ...
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My terminal background keep changing after each restart

I have this in my ~/.bash_profile export ANDROID_HOME=/Users/username/Library/Android/sdk export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools:$PATH export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/tools:$PATH export PATH=/usr/local/...
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Change color of balloons and text in Message.app

In previous versions of Message.app bundled with Mac OS X, we could change the font and color of the message balloons. In Yosemite I no longer can find such options. Am I simply failing to find the ...
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Custom numbering style for bulleted list

I'm trying to create a custom numbering style on a bulleted list. For some mind-boggling reason my University will not accept the following style: 1.2.1. but instead insists that it needs to be ...
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How to change the vibrate pattern for messenger and groupme?

I have the iPhone 6s and I do not like the default Facebook messenger and GroupMe vibrate pattern where as I like the default vibrate pattern provided by Apple. Is there a way to change the vibrate ...
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Custom solar 5v iPhone charger

I have a solar panel that emits 5 volts, and I would like to try to charge my iPhone with it. Should I connect the I/O wires directly behind the lightning plug, or is the big transformer block ...
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Create a custom terminal window

is it possible to create (and put in the dock) a custom terminal window? What I mean with "custom": it should have a different name (eg. "myTerminal"); it should automatically start running a ...
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MacBook Pro, Yosemite: change Finder shortcuts

I want to reassign Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F to a custom command, but Finder reserves it to open 'All My Files'. I have looked around Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts, but the Finder shortcuts do not seem ...
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How do I set up the Programmer Dvorak key layout on Mac OSX El Capitan?

I looked up the instructions for Dvorak on https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21495, but they do not seem to apply to my case, as they only list a way to select the Dvorak layout, and not a way to install ...
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Yet Another Custom Sidebar Icon Question (System Info.plist Question)

I have perused just about every Google search I could think of and have gotten what I think seems to be close to an answer on how to set custom icons in the sidebar WITHOUT having to resort to Dropbox'...
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File for a Custom Keyboard Emoji

Is there a way I can add a file (and what type would it be) to the symbols or special characters for use as a custom emoji? If so, would there be a way to set a key to it?
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Is there a way to change the font color of the current path in termial? [duplicate]

I'm styling my Terminal and what I need is to change the color of the path, if you still don't understand what I mean, here's a pic: There you can see the shaded area (Jonathans-MacBook-Pro:~ ...
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How can I move the Downloads toolbar button in Safari 5.1 and newer on OS X?

In Safari 5.1 on my Mac, the Downloads button appears on the toolbar at the right of the search bar when you download a file for the first time: I want to move that button elsewhere on the toolbar, ...
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How to move dock items?

Options gives me (slack) or (chrome) but I don't get the options to rearrange the icons in the dock. I can't 'drag' the item either. How can I achieve this? I am on yosemite 10.10.2
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Customize opening state of Character Viewer

When I open the Character Viewer, there is a button on the top right corner that allows shrinking the viewer to a smaller size (and more compact organization). I'd like the Character Viewer to open ...
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How to disable moving a window by its edge adjacent to scroll bar?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I find that the scroll bar is a small target for the mouse, and sometimes when I wish to scroll, I end up moving the whole window by grabbing its edge to the right of the scroll ...
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Is it possible to give a custom name to a browser window on OS X?

Is it possible to give a custom name to a browser window on OS X? Perhaps by using a Window Manager that has this feature? If yes, which one has it? The motivation for this question is : I have 100 ...
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Disable 'open this page in [Application]' prompt (iOS)

I currently have an application called App Icon, which allows me to theme my iOS device without being jailbroken, by having web bookmarks on my homepage that open the other application that I want. ...
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Customization options in OS X El Capitan?

Is there any way to customize the status bar color in El Capitan? What kinds of UI customizations are available in El Capitan?
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Showing some other app instead of the notification center with its gesture

I think that it could be a good productivity boost if I could be able to use the gesture for showing the notification center (2 fingers swipe left from the edge, at least using the touchpad) for ...
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Program to assign mouse button chords?

Is there an app to assign actions (such as shortcut keys) to mouse button chords? For example, button 1 + button 4 = Cmd+C, button 4 alone = Cmd+V, etc. I have tried a few utilities, but none of ...
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How do I change the generic folder icon in Yosemite 10.10.4?

I'm running 10.10.4, and can't seem to be able to change the generic folder icon. I've tried going into /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ replacing the icon there but ...
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iMac cleanup: can I delete these files?

Using Omni Disk Sweeper, I have listed the very heavy files in my computer in order to, if possible, delete them and free up some space. Of course, I am not going to risk tampering with my system ...
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Add item to Finder toolbar with terminal?

You can cmd-drag an item to the Finder toolbar to have it there permanently, but is there a way you do this in the Terminal? The closest I've found is this old thread: http://macscripter.net/...
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How to delete font on iOS?

Is there a way to uninstall font on iOS? I played with fonts on my iPhone and installed some with help of apps. But now I need to remove them for developing purposes.
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Disable screen blur on fast user switching in Yosemite

Anyone aware of a way to customize the appearance of the screen during fast user switching? I'd like to disable the background blur to make it look more like it did in Mavericks.
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Is it possible to customize invitation email?

I'm a newbie with OS X Server and specially with Profile Manager. I have already managed to make enrollment work, but I'm wondering if it is possible to change the template of the invitation email ...
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Extending Desktop Backgounds

Apple already provide gorgeous photos for desktop background. How can i add photos to that collection? like "Desktop Pictures + My Folder"
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German keyboard Alt-D gives '∂' - how can I disable it?

It should be an easy thing to do if I only could find out how to change the symbol (e.g. from ∂ to € or so) - but as a programmer with a lot of shortcuts this is the only thing that keeps doubting me, ...
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How do you make the dock more sensitive to being shown?

The amount that you have to move the mouse downwards to get the dock to trigger is too high in my opinion. I've only found the following settings: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-...
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OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Custom Shutdown Screen/Behavior

I'm a network admin at a school, and I'm wondering if anyone here can shed some light on an odd problem. Preface: We have a number of laptop carts of MacBook Pros and MacBooks as well as over 100 ...
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How can I move virtual memory swap files to a different drive or partition?

note: This is a question that I asked on SuperUser a while ago. I'm re-posting it here because I think it belongs here. By default, Mac OS X stores its swap files in /private/var/vm/. I would like to ...
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Color changing of the window title bar

Is it possible to change the color of the window title bar (possibly with Terminal.app) like in Firefox?