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1answer
15 views

Display message box only if “filter finder items” finds an item (Automator)

Currently, I have a workflow going like this: When files and folders added to downloads Filter finder items where kind = music Open finder items with ID3 tag editor Ask for confirmation "Click OK ...
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2answers
23 views

How can I play a MIDI file on my MIDI keyboard?

I have a MIDI file example.mid on my Mac OS X 10.6 laptop. The laptop is connected to a MIDI keyboard (old Yamaha Clavinova, if it matters) via a Roland UM-One mk2 USB-MIDI interface. Using Apple's ...
1
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2answers
36 views

OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
1
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0answers
13 views

Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
2
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0answers
30 views

Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
0
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2answers
21 views

Create an automator/applescript service that opens a file in an external program

Just wondering about some automator/applescript help. Basically: I download a MP3 file from an artist (for example) It is saved to my Downloads folder. From there, I want to open it automatically ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Files missing after doing disk repair

I have an NTFS external disk, And I followed a stupid tutorial, it told me to repair my disk then I can delete the 'un-deletable' files in the NTFS external disk. However, When I done the ...
0
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2answers
55 views

Chrome taking up CPU on particular urls

At least a few times a day I get disturbed by high Chrome CPU usage... I have to open Chrome's Task Manager and see which tab is taking up CPU. For example https://www.ethereum.org/ always takes ...
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1answer
39 views

How can i initiate os x installaion from a dmg in windows on a Mac?

I'm on a mac book pro and i have a working bootcamp partition with windows 8, and a damaged mac os x 10.10 beta partition, the problem is that i can not boot with the mac partition, and in order to ...
0
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0answers
30 views

Export all notes on Mac OS X 10.9.4

Is there a way to export all notes? I have already an iTunes-account but I don't want to add this Mac to the existing iTunes-account. I read about Gmail but I don't want to create another account. ...
0
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0answers
23 views

how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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0answers
23 views

Mac USB Netboot

On Macintosh iMac I am trying to initiate the boot from USB and then finish from a Network DMG. Passing these kernel parameters start the process, but it always fails with a RPC error. -v rd=*enet ...
0
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1answer
33 views

How can I put my image of a drive onto a new partition on a Mac? [closed]

My friend has a Mac which suffered some sort of hard drive failure. I'm not sure if it is a hardware failure, the filesystem is corrupted, or both. We tried 'repair' in Disk Utility and it said it ...
0
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0answers
22 views

login screen background image messed up

a few days ago i was trying to change the login screen background on my mac. This is not the lock screen, its the screen which appears first when the mac is started. I remember i had copied 4 files ...
0
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0answers
31 views

OSX 10.9: GCC standalone (non-admin)

I have a Mac Mini at home, with my own administrator account. My school provides MacBook Airs. I have XCode installed on the Mini, but I only use the command line extensions-- GCC, G++, etc. I don't ...
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2answers
33 views

Closing other tabs in terminal on Mac?

I am using iTerm2, but I wouldn't mind switching back to the original terminal for just this feature. I open hundreds of SSH tabs every day and often end up working after a while only working on 1 ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Button labels missing from security confirmation for installer

When trying to install software and prompted for username and password, button labels are missing as well as the stored username:
0
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1answer
128 views

On-screen text unexpectedly read to me, despite Voiceover (Mac) being disabled

On Mavericks, I have Voiceover turned off in both Accessibility settings and Users & Groups. In the past week, Voiceover has started occasionally reading small bits of text to me, seemingly ...
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2answers
34 views

how to not show two version app when open file in mac osx?

I copy OSX system with another SSD, and when want open file, you can see following, that means I can open file with the application in deprecated osx, but I want keep osx for restore oneday. how not ...
1
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1answer
41 views

How To Change Default Installation location on Macbook?

I have an external drive, and to install a certain app I have to put it on the external drive due to lack of room on my hard drive. The application tells me i can change the default installation path ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

What does the @ sign and the number next to it mean in ls -l display?

I got the following output when I apply ls -l command in my Mac OS X Mavericks for an image file: I understand what does -rw-r--r-- mean. But what does the @ sign and the number next to it mean? Is ...
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0answers
28 views

Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
2
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0answers
22 views

Run script when I connect something to the line in port?

I'm connecting my phone to my mac via the line in port to listen to podcasts. I'm using the app LineIn to do this and I was wondering whether there was anyway I could have: My audio input be set to ...
4
votes
2answers
51 views

Window corners don't render properly

I have recently noticed that some of my windows have weird looking corners. It's like they are missing dark pixels right on the edge. It doesn't always happen, some windows seem to be 'immune' - ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Login Mac Using LanRev and AppleScript

Is there a way that I can execute a script on selected Macs with LanRev (Absolute Manage) installed when they are at the login screen to automate the logon process using AppleScript? Currently I have ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

How to uninstall wget

I recently installed wget on my Mac using the instructions listed here: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/22/install-wget-mac-os-x/ and lorcan's instructions here: How do I get "wget" for Snow ...
1
vote
3answers
48 views

How to disable smart quotes

[OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)] I've disabled smart quotes in the keyboard settings, but whenever I type ' or " in Messages (old name: iChat), they get converted to ‘ and “. How do I disable this default ...
2
votes
2answers
138 views

Not able to update from 10.8.5 to OS X Mavericks

I'm currently trying to update my mid 2009 Macbook Pro to Mac OS X Mavericks. I've downloaded the file from App Store several times the but every time when the Install progress reaches about "1 second ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Remove OSX shortcut to switch between spaces (ctrl + number shortcut)

On MacOsX Lion (upgrade from Leopard). Working with some 3d application, I would like to temporarily turn off the shortcut ctrl + [numberOfSpace]. I went to: Preferences > Keyboard > Mission ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Installing Mac OS 10.6 on PC [duplicate]

I need to install Mac OS 10.6 on my laptop using Windows. So I have an .ISO file with Snow Leopard and USB drive,i try to create bootable USB drive via PowerISO but later,when i try to boot from USB ...
0
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0answers
38 views

How can I select a complete folder instead of a single file while cloning user SuperDuper in OSX for backup?

I want to select the who lang comp lab folder for backing up (cloning) using SuperDuper software in OSX but it just allows me to select one file as an image. lang comp lab folder is inside mgserver ...
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votes
1answer
32 views

Nothing happens on calling ruby

If I type in terminal ruby it just gets stuck, nothing happens. When I type which ruby it outputs /usr/bin/ruby. How do I restore ruby on my mac?
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0answers
127 views

OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 VM error

I'd want to setup OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 as a virtual machine with VMWare program. Firstly, my Intel driver allow Virtual Machine. I check it. I also setup and run VMWare UnLocker. When I run, I'll ...
1
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1answer
57 views

Create a Database Environment Mac OS/SQL Developer

Hi I am very new to all of this. I am trying to prototype an function on my local machine. I am using SQLDeveloper and trying to understand what I would need to do to create a database locally. I'm ...
1
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2answers
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My Mac account is completely blocked

I recently had some problem with my account that I use on a regular basis. After logging in, my Mac blocks completely showing the spinning color wheel everywhere I click to open something. Finally I ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Unable to Resize Partitions [closed]

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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0answers
46 views

a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
3
votes
0answers
81 views

Does OSX slow over time like windows does? [closed]

For a long time I was under the impression that OSX was not as vulnerable as windows to slowing over time - for example it is common knowledge that you should reinstall windows once per year, but I've ...
3
votes
2answers
112 views

WWDC videos on Mac

I've downloaded a few of the WWDC videos on my iPad using the WWDC app. I've also marked some of the videos as favourites. Can I access these videos on my Mac, maybe from iTunes? I found the videos ...
1
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2answers
36 views

What versions of the OS X support Safari 6?

Our webapp requires Safari 6.0 or higher. What versions of OS X support Safari 6 or higher?
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votes
0answers
70 views

How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Google Chrome?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.114. When using Mozilla Firefox, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Google Chrome, it does not work. ...
5
votes
3answers
873 views

What's the difference between “Empty Trash” and “Secure Empty Trash”

I suddenly notice an option called Secure Empty Trash. While Empty Trash is normally gotten by pressing Right Click on the Trash icon, for Secure Empty Trash, we have to only press Command button at ...
0
votes
1answer
213 views

Would the new HandOff app in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite work on iOS 7? [closed]

First of all, I have an iPhone 4, meaning I can't upgrade anymore to iOS 8. I would really like to use the "Handoff" and I have a mac (Mid-2011). It can upgrade to Yosemite the new OS X. Can my Mac ...
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0answers
43 views

Keeping column width in Finder

Is there a way to keep the columns width settings? Every time I open Finder, the columns width default back to whatever OS X's setting.
2
votes
2answers
52 views

Is there a way to enter Emoji just by typing?

I just found out that I can type (y) and get the upward likey thumb (in iMessages). Now is there a way to type any emoticon? It might also be just by typing it's unicode.
1
vote
0answers
102 views

Automator or Applescript for custom script to download bank statements?

What's the best tool to script to automate downloading statements from my bank and credit card companies' website in each of their statement download area? All banks, credit card companies, and ...
1
vote
1answer
208 views

Will my files be deleted if I update OS X?

I have version 10.6.8 now but it says that its too old when I try to buy some apps..
1
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2answers
31 views

Configure keyboard combination to switch apps

Command-Tab displays app list to switch between them, well nice feature. But can I customise this keyboard combination to use a single key to accomplish application switching?
4
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1answer
228 views

What is Macports?

So, I've read the documentation on Macports. As described: MacPorts is an easy to use system for compiling, installing, and managing open source software. MacPorts may be conceptually divided into ...