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OS X10.5.8 Won't boot on G5 Dual 1.8, but will boot via Target disk mode on G4Dual 867 or 1.83 Intel

I have a G5 Dual 1.8 which has a partitioned HD. I have erased one partition and loaded 10.5.8 however it won't boot past the desktop pattern. I have been able to boot the system via target mode on ...
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Keyboard shortcut to navigate/cycle between visible windows on screen

I have two windows(e.g a document and a browser). I have maximized them such that the document completely occupies the left half and the browser completely occupies the right half of the screen ( I do ...
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DNS works in terminal but not elsewhere in Mac OS

I have an issue similar to the one in this question DNS not resolving on Mac OS. Things out on the Internet work fine. Local machines in my company, however, fail to resolve, including the servers ...
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Safari Presentation Mode command line

I created a HTML5 presentation that I would like to run fullscreen (no toolbars, just viewport). With a simple command line I can open the presentation in fullscreen on Chrome: open ...
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Click a checkbox by knowing its position

I'm in the need of clicking a checkbox without knowing its name (it changes randomly, but its position remains the same). Is it possible to click it just by knowing its position? I've tried this ...
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Deleting and freeing occupied space [duplicate]

Why when deleting from a USB or an external HDD on mac the occupied space wont be free untill deleted from trash? Is there a direct way to delete from the drive and freeing the occupied space ...
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BetterTouchTool 3 finger swipes stopped working

I tried to configure 3 finger swipes to a new app. after I added them 3 finger swipes stopped working on all apps. Any idea what should I do? I tried toggling all the prefpane settings restarting BTT ...
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Automount NFS shared home directories and other shares

I have a problem with autofs on mac. I made some shares: auto_home: * -fstype=nfs,rw roskilde:/space/home/& auto_remote: public -fstype=nfs,rw roskilde:/space/public mosek ...
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Can the excessively limited “Recent Items” list be adjusted to include more document types?

Recent Items under the Apple menu or in the Dock could be an excellent way to quickly access files that you have been working with recently. Alas, it's functionality is destroyed by obvious document ...
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How to set HTML-files icon to default?

I have a problem with icons in files. Particularly it's only HTML files. I uninstalled Coda 2 app (deleting all relevant info, also clear my cash) and continue to use Sublime Text 3. But I have this ...
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How to move automator “Folder actions” workflow to desired folder?

Similar topics was discussed here. But the solution provided there was to right click on file name and select location (Automator 2.3), however that option was not present in Automator 2.3. ...
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Contacts' “profile” entries (social media links) don't appear in iOS

I have links to my contacts' social media profiles (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn) saved on the Mac copy of my contacts. They are saved as copies of URLs (e.g. 'http://www.domain.ext/nym') pasted into the ...
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SSH with ipv6 working only if I pass %en0 with my ipv6 address

I am trying to ssh with Mac OS X (10.10.1 Yosemite) terminal using ipv6. If I use command like ssh username@ipv6_address It's not working and I am getting error "No Route to Host". But If I use ...
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Terminal command to change Privilege of “everyone” to “No Access”

I want to change the privilege of a specific folder for the "everyone" group to No Access. I have tried chmod o--- that doesnt seem to work but I am most likely doing it wrong. I know that If I click ...
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BootCamp Partition Error

I'm having some difficulty installing a copy of Windows onto my MacBook Pro 15". I tried to install the copy of Windows 8 through BootCamp and I got the error Your disk could not be partitioned. An ...
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How to stop my Mac from cloning MP3 files on my USB stick?

Whenever I move my MP3 files to my USB and play it in the car, the files get cloned. For example: Sia - Chandelier Then the clone looks like .Sia - Chandelier The clones don't actually work. ...
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Monitor DNS queries by IP

I'm running DNS on a Mac Server V2.4. I want to log all DNS queries made - is there a way of doing this? TCPdump only shows me whats happening at a moment in time and is difficult to read, what other ...
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Can't update to OS X 10.10.1 after upgrading to public yosemite 10.10

My disk still thinks I'm in the beta program even after a disk erase and clean install of public version of Yosemite 10.10 Now, when I go through Software Update I only see a Yosemite Beta 5 update ...
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Can I search for folders of a certain size (say more than xxx mb)

I am cleaning up a bit. I know how to search for files of a certain size (see below). Is there a way to search for folders above a certain size? Shell commands are ok, but gui is preferred. To search ...
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Notifications on dual monitors

I would like to have notifications on my left monitor and not my right monitor. It's hard to see them when I'm looking at the left monitor (since they're all the way on the right side and they're ...
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Fn key working, F11 key working, but Fn + F11 not working

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with OS X 10.9.4. I use the Fn+F11 key a lot to show desktop. But since yesterday, the Fn+F11 has stopped working for me. I have a bluetooth keyboard as well, and it ...
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Deleting Vpn via commandline

I'm trying to delete my vpn connection via command line. I first make the service inactive via networksetup -setnetworkserviceenabled, and then I proceed to delete the service, by running ...
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how do i wipe and reinstall osx when file vault is enabled without password

I have Mac Book Pro and when I try to boot recovery or disk utility it asks for password and the one I set isn't working. There's nothing special on the drive so I just want to re-install lion. How do ...
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Alfred command: switch finder directory in same window

I am an avid user of the launch application Alfred. I already have key bindings to open specific directories but when initiated, they always open the directory in a new finder window. Im looking for ...
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Stop switching windows when other app is loading

Imagine that you open an app that takes several seconds to load like Photoshop and you don't want to just sit there so you move to your browser to check whatever. Now, as you interact with browser or ...
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Mac OS X mavericks not boooting in Lenovo z50-70 [on hold]

I am trying to install Mac OS X mavericks on my Lemnovo z50-70. Bootable USB has been created using Unibeast by following ...
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How to disable logging to system.log in OS X?

During my time with Yosemite, I've had an innocuous issue that gets logged to system.log non-stop. This question is not about solving the issue. I'd like to stop the chatter, because they're writes ...
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SSH using IPV6 getting error “No Route to Host” On My Mac Machine

I am trying to ssh with ipv6 in my mac machine but I am getting error "No Route to Host". I can it successfully with ipv4. Can anyone guide me please if it require any network setting or else? I am ...
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Does a big market exist for OSX app store development? [on hold]

I'm a developer who has delved a little into Android and iOS development. Both huge markets in terms of downloads, exposure, and opportunity to make a little bit of money. However, I've started ...
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My iMac appears multiple times in Finder under “Shared” [duplicate]

Running OS X 10.10.1 on an iMac. Under "Shared" in Finder, my iMac shows up 6 times (e.g. iMac iMac(2) iMac (3) etc) as servers on the network, which don't exist and connection attempts fail. Why are ...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...
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Icons disappearing from menu bar

I have the problem that occasionally on startup, icons are missing from the menu bar. This includes e.g. Clock, User name, Wi-Fi, Menu Meters and Notification Center. It does not apply to e.g. Little ...
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What font is used to print a verbose mode boot?

When booting OS X in verbose mode (⌘V), the log is printed on screen. However, due to the font size and being unable to screenshot it means that I haven't been able to analyse the font very clearly. ...
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unload a kernal extension

I am trying to remove a kernel extension but every time i restart it keeps coming back how to permanently remove it? i believe this com.ab.kl.engine is some sort of spyware output of: kextstat | ...
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Yosemite hdiutil: create failed - error -5341

I could successfully use hdiutil for creating a dmg file for my program in Mountain Lion, but after upgrading to Yosemite (and after updating it to 10.10.1), when I execute hdiutil create -srcfolder ...
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Mac in-app purchase return 3 items in receipt file [on hold]

I'm writing an example of in-app purchase on Mac. When I buy one item, the receipt file generates a json: http://www.jsoneditoronline.org/?id=4d7c1f61c6bb9f927987fb4d30a36d0f The problem's has 3 ...
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⌘+Tab app list filtering

Is there any way to hide apps without windows from ⌘+Tab app list? So I could close skype, mail, adium, etc. and still receive notifications from those apps. So for example when I receive message in ...
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How can I prevent an application from showing on the Dock?

Working with Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I have an application that is launched with my session and displays its menu from the status bar. Also, I would like to know if there is a way to prevent ...
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Turn Virtual Memory Swapping back on in Yosemite

I disabled virtual memory swapping using OnyX in Yosemite, but the program can't turn it back on when I click Turn On. I already tried: sudo launchctl load -wF ...
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Can I script my mac to reboot and login at a specified time?

Can I use shell scripts, AppleScript, or some other form of scripting to get my mac to reboot and login at a specified time? If so, how?
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How to disconnect from wifi on Mac OS X

How does one disconnect from a wifi hotspot on Mac OS X? The only way I found how is to Turn Wi-Fi off then back on and finally select a different access point... Surely there must be a better way.
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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Why do mail signature is being set back if I do not lock file?

I followed some tutorials and created a HTML signature for Mail Programm. I used my HTML code inside a .mailsignature file, saved the file,checked it as "Locked" and now I'm able to use my signature ...
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Where osx 10.10 notification center settings are stored

Prior to Yosemite Notification Center settings stored in an sqlite db in ~/Library/Application\ Support/NotificationCenter/ Now this folder does not exists anymore, where do the Os stores those ...
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OS X 10.9.x failed login attempts previous days

I have found some answers on here but need to check something. Is there a way to check the failed login attempts form previous days? I have tried: var/log/secure.log but that only gives me ...
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MacBook updated to OS X Yosemite version 10.10 and experiencing problems with hard drive & iPhoto

I updated my MacBook to OS X Yosemite version 10.10. Everything seems to be fine... apart from: My WD hard drive won't open now - it appears on screen, allows me to enter the password to unlock and ...
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Tweaking OS X 10.10 Yosemite to auto-toggle Reduced Transparency when on battery

I am curious about whether there is a way in OS X to hook to some events to find out whether the laptop is plugged into power. (And furthermore how we can control the "Reduced Transparency" settings ...
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Has file copy dialog disappeared in OS X Yosemite?

I recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and I noticed that the file copy dialog in Finder seems to have disappeared. Instead, I am shown greyed out entries of the files being copied in the destination ...
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Non apple applications failing to launch

I am having trouble running any third party applications that are not created with pure apple native UI. Example, Google Crome, Firefox and Microsoft Word. When I try launch one of the applications ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...