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Destroyed text in sudo dialog

I used the application "HDD Cleaner" to clear up my ~/Library/Cache folder. After this action I see the following dialog, whenever OS X asks for my sudo rights: It's the only dialog that has this ...
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Disabling “access to contacts” dialog box with terminal

I am trying to disable the following dialog box that pops up all the time when I open Mail.app: Is there a way to do so using terminal? Thanks!
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How to escape modal dialog in Safari?

A certain Safari tab is asking for a username/password that I do not have. I can click "Cancel" on the authentication dialog but it immediately pops up again. The dialog is modal, meaning that it ...
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Prevent Open/Save dialog from solliciting external hard drives

I have several external drives, which I don't use constantly, and so they spin down, and rest. Unfortunately for me, every time I have the "Open..." or "Save..." dialogs, Mac OS X spins these hard ...
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How to quit without saving using just the keyboard?

When I quit an application (e.g., Excel) with Command-Q, a dialog box pops up, asking me to select between don't save, cancel and save. I can hit Enter to select save, or I can navigate the mouse to ...
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Accidentally dragged a font's typeface out of the font dialog and “deleted” it

When I was trying to change the font in my xcode, I accidentally dragged a typeface out of the dialog with the mouse, causing the typeface to disappear from the fonts dialog forever. As you can ...
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Autofill print dialog

When I try to print, a dialog box pops up prompting me for my username and a name for the print job. Is there any way to automatically fill in this information? I've been looking at Automator but ...
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Banish “You have forced XXX to quit” from showing on my screen again

I never want to see this popup on my computer again. Is it possible to prevent "do not ask again" this type of dialog?
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How can I change the default behaviour when selecting images from iPhoto form another application?

I use iPhoto to store all my photos. If I'm in another application or using a browser based app and want to upload or select an image, I select Media > Photos from the sidebar in the Open/Select ...
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Fix broken system font

I manually transferred some of the fonts from my old Mac via Fontbook to my retina MacBook Pro. After doing this the font for system popups broke. How can I fix it? Here is an example:
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How to get to know which app causes the “would you like to install java?” dialog in Mavericks to appear?

I have apparently had Java installed at some point and Mavericks removed it, which is fine by me. The problem is that some unknown app is constantly trying to run Java, causing this dialog to appear ...
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OSX 10.8.5 file picker dialog doesn't allow sort by column

First post to this site and I'm writing with a user gripe. I haven't found any reference to this issue after some searching. I have a MacBook Air with OSX 10.8.5 and I've noticed a new behavior. ...
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How to make a message appear on the screen?

I'm trying to set up a kind of intercom system between Mac, Windows, and Linux boxes at home. Question: How can I make an arbitrary message appear on the graphical screen of Mac OS X? For instance, ...
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How can I restore the default dimensions of the Force Quit dialog

I accidentally maximized the Force Quit dialoge on my Mac and I am looking for a way to restore it to its original size other than manually resizing it. I would like it to be have exact dimensions as ...
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Firewall window pops up then vanishes

For about the last month, I've had the Firewall Accept/Deny incoming connection window pop up at semi-regular intervals. I have not, however, been able to identify the cause. Taking a look at the ...
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OS X dialogs: Can I use 'Enter' to invoke the *currently selected* button instead of the default one?

In an OS X dialog, there a way to make 'Enter/Return' invoke the currently selected button instead of the default one (and, if possible, make 'Space' invoke the default button instead). That is, can I ...
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Is there a Mac OSX equivalent of zenity?

I'm porting some simple X windows/bash scripts to Mac OSX, but I cannot find a build of Zenity (a Gnome app for basic GUI dialogs) for OSX. Is there some other command line driven dialog utility I can ...
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Display dialog from command line (like xmessage does)

Background I'd like to be able to display a notification window in OS X from within a script. The script will be running in background, so the notification should not go to the terminal but instead ...
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How to suppress the “Run or quit” dialog when launching an applescript?

I am having the same basic problem as in this question: AppleScript app started prompting to run or quit. How can I disable this? However, in my case the "Startup Screen" option is definitely NOT ...
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“Application opened for the first time” warning after every reboot

I have a problem with Lion 10.7.5.: the system does not remember that I already opened applications before. After every reboot, every time I open an application it displays the warning as if it's the ...
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Always show hidden in Open/Save dialogs

Is it possible to set by default to show hidden files and folders in Open and Save dialogs ? I know it is possible to trigger to show hidden for dialog lifetime by press Command ⌘+Shift ⇧+..
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Can't open example files in LyX (greyed out)

I am trying to bring up LyX on a mac. One of the first things in the tutorial is to go look at the file named example_raw.lyx. I know the file is on my machine because I found it using terminal, ...
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Password dialog box differs between Macs

I upgraded a Mac in my lab (23" iMac) to Lion. My MacBook Pro (mid 2007) is running Mountain Lion. For some reason the iMac is showing a different user password screen than my MBP - I can't figure out ...
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Is “The disk copy of 'filename.psd' was changed since…” dialog a sign of harddrive issues?

I saw this message and I'm not sure if it is a sign of harddrive issues (corruption, etc) or anything I should be concerned about. It popped up in Photoshop when saving. Might also be worth noting ...
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Make iTunes stop prompting me for my username and password

On OSX Lion, iTunes keeps prompting me to enter my username and password to "sign in to enable this computer for automatic downloads." In the past I tried checking the box to remember my password but ...
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How to extend the functionality of Open and Save dialogs of OS X applications?

On Windows there are several third-party applications that can be used to improve the standard Open and Save dialogs. I am looking for features like: Being able to delete files from the these ...
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Why does iPhoto need to “repair inconsistencies” in my libraries after every time I quit and open it?

Every time I open iPhoto '11 (version 9.2.3, latest version), it displays a dialog box that asks me to repair inconsistencies in my iPhoto library. After I click Repair, it takes 5 minutes to finish ...
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What's causing iTunes to randomly display a 4002 error?

Once every day or two, iTunes seemingly randomly displays a 4002 error: This is particularly puzzling to me, as the majority of the time (if not always) iTunes is in the background, and has been ...
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Combining Finder's File Open/save dialog with Alfred

Finder's Open/Save File dialog is actually very dumb (in terms of flexibility). When I look for a file or its location, I can probably find it much faster using Alfred. However, in many cases, you ...