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Apparent GPU Problem on Macbook Pro 6,2 Mid-2010 A1286

If my friends son goes to Pbskids.org, and the cursor goes to the top left of the screen, the computer gives the grey screen with the error message, and must be restarted with the power button. It may ...
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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Can I disable Safari's pinch-to-zoom tab switcher?

When looking at a PDF document I often want to zoom-out to scroll quickly to its contents and get an overview. However, when I zoom-out past a certain threshold (it seems to differ per PDF) Safari ...
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Automator list of urls - no results

I have a list of URLs as input, and I'm trying to get image on the pages in order to download them. I'm filtering the text and passing it to the 'Get Image URLs from Webpage' action, but it's not ...
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'which openssl' returns nothing when trying to upgrade OpenSSL

I've been working the last day or so to get openssl upgraded on my machine. I've followed the answers here and here and now I've got some pretty funny results. When I type which openssl I get no ...
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Blinking question mark on folder on boot

I am attempting to boot up my 2009 MacBook Pro, but when it starts it immediately shows a white screen with a 'question mark folder' — it keeps blinking until the computer shuts down (unless I keep it ...
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How to copy my Mountain Lion system to another drive?

I'm considering upgrading at long last to Mavericks, but need to feel confident that all my apps & workflows will work properly before committing 100%. I boot off of an external Thunderbolt SSD ...
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Mac OSX: strange shaking (jitter) of screen

I noticed that sometimes a strange interference in rendering happened on my screen. I thought it was some minor issue with hardware. It happened 2 or 3 times a few months ago and I didn't think much ...
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Eject button next to disk in list view does nothing?

When I go to Computer from the Go menu in the Finder and view the list of mounted drives, I can mouse over an eject button for each removable drive (within the list of drives in the window, not the ...
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Very large WebConfig.log on Mac OSX 10.8 Server

On a Mac mini I administer I recently came across the file WebConfig.log as it was roughly 7 gb in size, and increasing with 80 mb per day. Every other second this is added to WebConfig.log: I, ...
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Do Mac versions (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, etc.) have a built-in “framebuffer” in their kernels?

Assuming you try to install Snow Leopard on an x86 board that has no GPU or integrated graphics, but only a, say, CRTC or such, does it have support to plot data on the screen without depending on any ...
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How to login as a different bash user in terminal?

I have to check if my web page running locally on nginx does not work due to permission issue. My web scripts are running as _www user, so I tried to switch to _www but this does not work: ...
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Logs “leaking” in Mountain Lion

I'm running an ipfw ruleset on most of my Macs (yes, I know it's deprecated, I'm replacing it with pf as soon as I work out a few kinks). To catch the numerous messages from it in a separate file, ...
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Is it safe to lock my startup disk?

A mysterious file keeps appearing on my startup disk. It's most likely a typo in a script or something, but even though it's being created with my user account as the owner, that hasn't helped me ...
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System freezing during time machine backup in higher performance graphics mode

Starting in 10.8.x and continuing in 10.9.2, I notice my system freezing when running a time machine backup while "higher performance graphics" are enabled. When I say "freeze", I mean that the ...
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk

I'm using OS X Parental Controls to limit what my son can do on our Mac. He has his own user account, managed by the Parental Controls. Under Website Restrictions, I've chosen "Allow access to only ...
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teleport: Connection fails on Mavericks

I have 2 Macs (MacBook Pro with OS X Mountain Lion) and a new Mac mini (Mavericks). I installed the latest version of teleport. Both Macs are "activated" and both have "Share this Mac" checked. Every ...
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Mail.app on iOS 7.1 not syncing with Mail.app on Mountain Lion

I have an iPhone 5s and an iMac running Mountain Lion. When I mark a message in Mac Mail as read, it doesn't sync on the iPhone. I have me.com email on both. They used to sync just fine until I ...
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Can't chmod or chown a file in TimeMachine backup directory

When trying to restore a certain directory from TimeMachine (TM) I'm getting the error The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access problem_group_file.png. Looking ...
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What is the technical reason why OS X can't write to NTFS devices?

Mac OS X can't write to a hard drive with the NTFS format. It can, however, read it. Why can't it write to it? My basic understanding is that a file format dictates how is data stored and retrieved ...
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Why is OSX Mail suddenly not showing me the correct messages for “Red Flag”

I just went into my mail as I often do and clicked on the Red Flag filter. Strangely, it's showing four random messages from my ancient history, none of which are flagged. It's not showing the dozen ...
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SMB Share (Linux) and Aliases of Folders always require a login

We do share our files through an SMB Share on our Linux-Server. We use individual users but with the same rights to the SMB Share. In some cases we need to alias folders from one folder to another on ...
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How can I get all my open TextEdit documents back?

I have a bad habit of having zillions of open documents in TextEdit, containing brief notes that I've made. Most of these are unsaved, so they have titles like "Untitled 67". Usually this isn't a ...
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Using XQuartz for communicating to the Centos server using local graphical user interface

I wonder how to use XQuartz to communicate with the Centos server through a local graphical user interface on my Mac? I did the following steps so far, and the result so far is just connect to the ...
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How can I convert a text selection to upper case in Apple Mail with a keyboard shortcut

Apple Mail version Version 6.6 (1510) OS 10.8.5 Is there a keyboard shortcut for converting the case for a text selection in the message editor? I know I can right-click and access this from the ...
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iMac 27" intermittently fails to reach login screen after Mountain Lion Upgrade

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Snow leopard and now the system will not always go to the login screen. (iMac 27" circa 2010 standard as it came from Apple no upgrades) I have tried ...
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Modifying .plist with shell changes .plist order

I wrote a simple shell command and saved it as .command. The shell command is simply: defaults write /Users/Milo/Desktop/MyPlist "My Key" "My Entry". The issue that I'm having is that after running ...
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What is causing this Kernel Panic (GPU Panic)?

My MacBook Pro keeps crashing. I can find no pattern to what causes it. Sometimes it goes for a day without crashing. Sometimes it crashes repeatedly. I've run an Apple Hardware Test (holding down D ...
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Java - Mistakenly removed /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions [duplicate]

Using Mountation Lion, I've mistakenly removed all of the content in /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions How can I get java working again on my machine? (I don't have it in Trash) ...
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Profile Manager 2 (10.8.5):

We are using Apple Profile Manager 2 on mac 10.8.5, the issue we are having is as follows. In the configuration of a device group under the restrictions payload, the setting to restrict applications ...
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CAD drawing PDF goes blurry in photoshop CS4 on OSX 10.8.5

There are rendering issues in Photoshop CS4 on OSX 10.5. I export the CAD drawing file as a PDF and then import to Photoshop CS4 and it reduces in line weight and resolution. I've tried using ...
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Where are the /dev folder and the /dev/null device located on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I am trying to find them on my Mac OS X Mountain Lion and it seems they do not exist. I do not think it is a problem of folders privileges. Maybe it just doesn't exit and I have to create them.
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OSX programs crashing, 'Kernel: file: table is full'

Over the last few months, I've seen increasingly erratic behaviour on OSX (10.8.5). Chrome won't load elements on a page, my dev tools crash etc. Recently I had a look in Console and found that ...
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How can I get quicklook to ignore network volumes?

How can I modify com.apple.qtkitserver.sb to ignore a certain network volume? For example, I don't want quicklook to build previews of graphic assets that are on a server. When I access a netatalk ...
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Want to view images in sequence and delete

I have downloaded photos to an iMac from camera into folders, not iPhoto. I want to view the images on full screen in sequence and delete images as I go through them. I have come from Windows where ...
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Install 10.8 on an external drive from 10.9 [duplicate]

I have OS X v10.9. I downloaded v10.8 installer from the AppStore in order to install it on an external drive. However, when launching the installer it says that it can't be installed on this computer ...
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Hidden Folder not showing in Finder with show all hidden files

I have a FreeBSD server where I store my web files. One of the files I have been using for years has the naming convention ._Folder When I try to open this file in the Finder it doesn't even show, ...
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renamed folder becomes a file with an extension

When I create a folder and name it "test.tmp" the finder asks me if I want to add the file extension ".tmp" to my folder. When accepted, the folder changes to a document with an icon. I then can no ...
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Why would WindowServer go into uninterruptible wait?

I have a previously very reliable iMac (27", 3GHz Core 2 duo, 4GB, 10.8.5) that over the last week has started to regularly get stuck at a black screen if left alone for a while. The problem only ...
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Is it possible to go from pre-installed Mavericks to Mountain Lion on my new Macbook Pro?

I just brought a brand new MacBook Pro (mid-2012) and it came with Mavericks installed on it. The previous Mac I had before I got this one had Mountain Lion and it ran my pro tools sufficiently but ...
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Messages.app OSX Bonjour Group chat

Is it possible to setup a group chat with messages app using mountain lion and bonjour? My option in the menu is greyed out, and not sure why.
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How can I remove the white background from a profile picture?

I want to set a profile picture that has a transparent background, but when I do it gets a white circle in the background that I do not want. Is there a way to prevent this from happening, or maybe ...
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On OS X, how can I see which song/stream/… is playing in iTunes?

On OS X, how can I see which song/stream/... is playing in iTunes? I don't want to go to the messages dock on the right side of the screen, just want to see the currently playing title in iTunes ...
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How do I change the URL of a widget?

I've got a widget that was pointing to a page on a server on the LAN. Problem is, something in my configuration changed, breaking the URL (e.g. I put "host" instead of "host.local.net" and now "host" ...
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What is rollbackBackupDirectory for?

I recently found this folder in my /Applications folder. Anyone have any idea what it is for or what does it do?
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Need a rule to set archived incoming e-mails as read

This question was asked before, but the answer was just to use Mail 6.x with Mountain Lion -- and that's not working for me. The question is: I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming ...
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How to have multiple names in Apple Mail?

In Mail.app I can send e-mails on behalf of different mail addresses. It looks like this: I've achieved this by inputting multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma in the Email Address field of ...
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How do I check if my son has accessed my computer at 2:00 AM?

When I opened my Finder this morning, it said that Google Chrome had been accessed and edited at 2:01 AM. I suspect that my son has woken up and done something on my computer in the middle of the ...