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ibooks error: “Zero Kb of 9.22 EB” on Yosemite and failed downloads

I have recently upgraded from OS X mavericks to yosemite in a new mac mini. The previously downloaded ibooks are available to read while the new free ibooks like "Apps At Work" AND "iPad Profiles ...
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Green text “Profile” appears on login? (OSX Yosemite)

Whenever I login to my machine some green text appears in the top left saying "Profile". It has done this since OSX Mavericks too. Here's a screenshot:
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Finder view like FTP clients - two columns

Is here possible to have OS X (10.10) view like in FTP clients (e.g FileZilla) I mean two columns with list view, and of course without need of opening two seperate windows. I am aware of tabs, but ...
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usbmuxd takes all sockets : no other network connection possible

Our build bot Mac mini has a big problem since a few weeks: It seems that usbmuxd will open plenty of sockets and let them linger around. At some point, there are more than 50000 sockets opened in ...
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how to convert windows drivers for mac

I have a wireless model, but they have provided the driver for Windows only. I would like to use it in my MacBook. To convert it to Linux, I found there's a tool called ndiswrapper. But I need a ...
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How to rename formula installed via Homebrew?

I installed gcc with homebrew: $ brew install gcc I can see the result: $ brew list ant gcc go libyaml postgresql tmux autoconf gdb isl mpfr python ...
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Change resolution of different images from different folders

Hej guys, my case is like this : i have cover images under diffrent folders books -->book1_folder--->images_folder-->cover.jpg books ...
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OS X: find hours in use

Is there a way I can parse a log in OS X to determine the total time the computer has been in use? By "in use", I mean logged in and not in sleep mode. If there is no such pre-existing log, is there ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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Re-directed screenshot location via defaults file doesn't work

I'm sure everyone knows about the standard changing default location where captured screenshots are stored. A simple sudo defaults write com.apple.screencapture location <enter path to folder> ...
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Apache2 no longer working in Yosemite

After upgrading OSX to yosemite, my local apache2 server is no longer working. Running sudo apachectl restart does not give any error, however nothing is running on localhost:80, and nothing is ...
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Where can I purchase Mavericks?

My husband would like to install OS X Mavericks, not Yosemite. He's using Snow Leopard right now on his MacBook Pro (early 2008). How could he do that?
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Persistent do not disturb toggle in Yosemite possible?

When Do Not Disturb is on it shows in Notification Center. When it's off, no toggle. I just want it there all the time so I can flick it on while I focus for an hour or so. Anyone know how to make ...
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Memory pressure explosion due to grunt task

So I created a quick icon using PSD to add to an existing sprite sheet that I generate using Compass SASS. When I ran grunt compile this happened to the memory pressure: OSX 10.9.5 running Mavericks ...
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Can I delete things safely from ~/Library?

I am running out of storage space on my 2011 MacBook Air. I was thinking I should clean up before I contemplate adding more storage. I notice though, that while I have ~30 GB in ~/Documents, ~2 in ...
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Paste format/style only?

In Google Docs there is a nice Paste Special > Paste Format Only funtion; is there anything like this in Mac OS X? If not by default, is there a way to get this?
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Folder locations for osx app

I am porting an application from Windows and Linux, to Mac OS X. The application is written in Qt. It has a few dependent dylib (some built, some sdk). The exact same libraries and same Qt version ...
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iPhoto iPhone photo import cache folder?

If I connect an iPhone to my Mac (any iPhone, whether one that is synced with my library or not), iPhoto will open and directly show the photos stored on this iPhone and allows to "Import Selected". ...
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sandboxd for CUPS backends in Mac OS X Yosemite

I am using a custom CUPS backend for printing on Mac OS X. The backend works by forwarding the print data to another machine (using ssh) and feeding the data to the printer from there. For this to ...
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Running a script with assets inside automator application

So, I'm trying to write an automator application that runs a simple script. python Contents/main.py where Contents is the contents of the .app. When the script is run it is run in ~ not in the ...
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Mac mini connected display not showing full screen

I just got the new Mac Mini and plugged in my display, but it's not showing the full screen. Here's how it looks like: Is there any way to fix this?
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How do I transfer pictures from iPhoto to iCloud Drive?

I have 17000 pictures in my iPhoto library. How do I transfer them to iCloud Drive?
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iTunes showing album as individual songs

I just installed a new version of iTunes, 12.0.1.26. When I want to add a new music album into my music library it is showing as individual songs in the library.
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Treat fullscreen as desktop spaces in the matter of navigation

As the title says, I'd like to treat an app fullscreen as a desktop in the matter of navigation in Yosemite 10.10. I’am working with 2 monitors + 3 apps in fullscreen mode and do a lot with the ...
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MacBook Pro unusable when HDMI output is connected

My new MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (OS X 10.10) gets completely unusable when I attach the HDMI cable to the HDMI port. I have noticed that there are few processes that will start to consume crazy memory. ...
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Install Java JRE 6 (next to JRE 7) on OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

I need to test a web application with JRE 6. I am using a Mac with OS X 10.10 and Java 7 for development. How can I install JRE 6 next to Java 7 on this Mac? This previous answer does not yet ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between buttons in a dialog [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way, like using the Tab key, to switch with the keyboard between buttons on a dialog box, where a program asks for a decision? (Example below)
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Is Mac OS X keeping constant track of my processes?

I own a 13-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, running OS X 10.9.5. I came to notice a while ago, that after having forced a reboot (by holding down the ⌽ Power ...
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Can VirtualBox prevent Mac OS X Yosemite to boot properly?

After a few days of good experience with Yosemite, my Macbook pro cannot boot anymore. After 30 or 40% of boot, it just restarts. Here are what I did to fix it: Booting to single-user, runnign fsck ...
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OSX Yosemite mail archive

I upgraded to OSX Yosemite last week, everything was working perfectly then yesterday when I opened my mail box, there were all new archive boxes and all my previous archives were missing. Can anyone ...
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Safari 8 Not Clearing Redirect Data

So this is a bit complex of a question. I have a domain, and I recently switched it from one host to another. Unfortunately, Safari doesn't realize that, and instead of loading the new server with ...
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View message source application reset back to TextEdit

When I right-click on a message in Outlook 2011, and click View Source, it used to open in TextEdit. I recently installed http://www.texts.io which has set itself as the default editor for that file ...
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I've just updated my Mac to Yosemite and now I can't open a .numbers file

I have just updated my Mac to Yosemite and after that when I try to open .numbers file, I couldn't, and it gives me this message "edit 1.numbers can't be opened". I do not know why and I really need ...
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How to reset all Yosemite's settings and preferences to default?

I used this script to modify settings on my mac. See full script here defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \ "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" \ ...
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/bin/sh don't read .profile after update to mac os x 10.10

I have updated my mac os x to 10.10 and got a lot of problems with program compilations. It looks like that default /bin/sh are not reading .profile anymore. So, all scripts, which are dependent from ...
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How to remove 'phantom' iCloud account from Apple Mail

I am trying to remove a duplicate copy of my iCloud account from Apple Mail that seems to have managed to get stuck there. I cannot remove it from the Internet Accounts or iCloud panels as it does ...
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Transfer/Migrate specific apps including settings etc to a new Mac

I did a clean install upgrade to OS X Yosemite (from Mavericks). Prior to doing that I backed up my entire hard disk using a disk cloner (Carbon Copy Cloner in my case) Is there a way I can transfer ...
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Gmail calendar not synchronising with Calendar on OS X

I use a MacBook Pro and found that my Gmail calendar doesn't sync at all. I guess it is because of the fact that this Gmail account also happens to be my Apple ID. My question is, how to synchronise ...
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Updating multiple machines to Yosemite

We have about 10 Mac Minis in the office. All are running Mavericks. I want to update them all to Yosemite but each downloading the 5GB update seems a bit inefficient. Is there any way to download ...
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Process completed immediately after opening Terminal

After I open Terminal in OS X: Last login: Tue Oct 28 10:29:21 on ttys000 login(14773,0x7fff7572f300) malloc: * error for object 0x7fd4bb715110: pointer being freed was not allocated * set a ...
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Finder not showing correct free space?

I have a software called Daisy Disk and it says I only have 70 GB left in my drive. However in Finder I see 131 GB available. How is this 60 GB difference possible?
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Multiple global keyword shortcuts for the same entry

In Mavericks under System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts is possible to assign per-app or global keyboard shortcuts. The problem is that I could't find a way to assign multiple shortcuts for the ...
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Possible to change Quick-Reply buttons in Mail Notifications?

Yosemite introduced a new feature to quick reply within a notification. Mail offers the options to trash a new E-Mail or reply to it. But, instead of trash, I want to archive it. Can I change ...
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WindowServer high CPU on Yosemite

This is a follow up to So my Yosemite install is slow - what to do? Since installing Yosemite a week or so ago my machine is very sluggish. I am a web developer so I change windows/apps a lot. ...
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Problem with startup script rc.local in OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Running Bootcamp in VirtualBox)

Until OS X 10.9 I could also run bootcamp within Virtualbox (through a .vmdk file). In order to do this I needed to unmount the bootcamp partition after changing the permissions during the OS X ...
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Safari “Back” button on Kensington trackball

I have a Kensington "Expert Mouse" Trackball with 4 buttons. I have setup one of the buttons to do "Back" in browsers, finder etc. This is working perfectly in Firefox, Chrome, OS X in general, but ...
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Disable Developer search results in Spotlight [duplicate]

Yesterday, I installed Yosemite on my MBP and spotlight suddenly started giving me Developer search results. I don't have xcode installed on my system, nor I can find any option to disable/ exclude ...
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MySQL fails to start at restart after Yosemite update

I have MySQL installed. When I had the previous version, it used to start after boot automatically. This is not the case after I updated to Yosemite. In System Preferences there is an icon for MySQL ...
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Why did Apple remove the IR receiver from 2013+ rMBP’s?

When Apple removed the optical drive from it’s rMBP line, there were numerous and specific reasons including form factor considerations, alternative USB options, and the general decline of the optical ...
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Filter jabber messages in Messages application (Yosemite or Mavericks) by contents

I need to ignore (not get notifications and never see in the conversation if possible) messages (received using a jabber account) that contain certain strings. For example, if a message ever contains ...