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1answer
16 views

Want to clean up contacts

Years ago I thought I was going to be smart and import 6000 contacts to my database. Several mail systems and mail clients later, I would now like to clean this up down to about the 800-1000 that I ...
1
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1answer
127 views

Where are my all installed programs?

I am new to Mac OS X and till the time I was using Windows 7/8. I tried to download and install programs in Mac OS X, but I do not see them in Launchpad. Where are all my programs are going. ...
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3answers
1k views

Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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2answers
52 views

Apple Mail App Alternatives for os X

Can anyone let me know if there are any lightweight-Mail application for Mac OS X? Mail seems to consume too much of memory space
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0answers
27 views

Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
2
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2answers
25 views

External windows mouse invert scroll except touchpad

I just attached an external windows mouse to my mac and I inverted the scrolling. But now it also inverts it for the touchpad... Is there a way to invert it only for the external mouse? I really don't ...
1
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2answers
190 views

Alfred: How to get Alfred to run a terminal command?

I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to: open -n /Applications/VLC.app How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this ...
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0answers
26 views

OS X 10.9 - ICS - how to modify bootpd.plist

From what I have read, booted.plist can be modified to change the way that ICS normally operates? I used to be able to share my wifi connection thru ethernet into a client machine using ICS just with ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
1
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1answer
43 views

Spotlight shortcut not working within an app(s) anymore

I love the spotlights cmd + space functionality to start apps. Half of the time now the spotlight isn't working for me. I'm on 10.9.2 if that matters. Say I'm in Chrome and want to open Word, for ...
3
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1answer
54 views

What determines whether 'Warranty' appears in About This Mac?

At the foot of the About This Mac window: some Macs show License Agreement some Macs show License and Warranty. What determines whether the word Warranty appears? (For someone whose late 2013 ...
0
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1answer
235 views

MacBook Pro Retina fails to wake up

I have late 2013 rMBP and very often it fails to wake up after closing the lid. It crashes and restarts. How do I find out which process or application causes those failed attempts to wake up? I try ...
1
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2answers
58 views

Is there a program I can install to make title/header bars attach to the window?

I've been using Windows since the 80's. A month ago I got a Mac for a side project I'm working on. Despite my best efforts, I haven't gotten used to the fact that the menu bar of windows aren't ...
1
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1answer
69 views

Cron job keeps running, not in any crontabs

Some time ago I set up a cron job that would run a shell script to update my dynamic DNS. I've since done the proper Mac thing and switched over to launchd to handle that job and any other scheduled ...
0
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1answer
78 views

Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Can Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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2answers
95 views

What's the menu area near the clock called?

What is the part of the menu bar called with the time machine, bluetooth, wifi, volume and battery icons called? (Near the clock) I wanted to search how to remove unused icons from it (like ...
1
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1answer
31 views

Shortcut key to special characters

I'm developer from Belgium, so I'm using an AZERTY keyboard, and for some reason Apple has a reduced AZERTY keyboard compared to the QWERTY keyboard, some special charters like {} & [] The {can ...
0
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0answers
162 views

hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
0
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1answer
75 views

Bluetooth keyboard always wants to pair

I have a MacBook Air in my office that prompts to pair to a BlueTooth keyboard every 5-10 seconds. I turned BlueTooth off/on. Made sure it is not discoverable. Restarted. Run updates. Reset PRAM. ...
1
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2answers
68 views

how to set mac desktop background as working terminal

I would like to set my background to a working Terminal window even when I minimize all applications. I would like to be able to write commands on desktop but I don't know if it is even possible. I ...
2
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0answers
86 views

Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
2
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1answer
60 views

The best OS X for late 2008 MacBook?

What's the latest supported OS X for the 1181 model? Also what is the best version (performance and speed wise) for the model?
2
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2answers
61 views

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 ...
6
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2answers
254 views

Is there a way to show the date (in addition to time) in the OS X lock screen?

This is what the default OS X lock screen, (if you have it set to require password on wake from sleep etc.), looks like: By default it seems to only show the time in the top right-hand corner. It ...
0
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1answer
60 views

How can you set up a free, universal OS X-wide ‘autosave’ script?

I want to set up a free solution in OS X for a universal ‘autosave’ function (given Apple’s own solution is limited to only a few apps - at least for now), and let Dropbox do my file versioning and ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Permanently disable “beep” with volume change?

Is there a way to permanently disable the "beeping" sound following volume changes? Just in case, I use a Macbook Air with OSX 10.9.1.
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0answers
27 views

can't get my mac pro to start

I have a new mac pro, i tried downloading apps and updates but when I restarted it forcefully, it can't start properly anymore. When I press the power button it starts up, brings the start up tone ...
0
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0answers
59 views

Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
2
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1answer
100 views

Power Mac G5 2005 boots with flashing question mark

Upon start up there is continuous beeping and clicking resulting in a gray screen with a flashing screen ? icon. I've reset PRAM and hit the reset button on the inside. I've tried to start from ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Is there a tool to save a snapshot terminal session for later recovery, like a virtual machine?

I work on multiple projects with multiple type of servers required, and when I switch project I shut down any of the applications and start the ones I need at that moment from the terminal. I ...
3
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1answer
37 views

How to Open .dist extension as folder on Mac OS X?

I'am currently developing Java application with Eclipse IDE and having this folder named "workspace.dist". This contains the deployed portlet to be deployed to a framework. Now my problem is, Mac OS ...
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1answer
26 views

Which Mac OS X versions support lsof command?

I want to know which Mac OS X versions support the lsof command. Does Mac OS X 10.5 support it?
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3answers
678 views

Word cannot save this document due to a naming or permissions error on the destination volume

I have a mapped network folder on my Mac. About a week ago everything was fine and I could save Word documents to my personal folder on the network drive. Now, I've been getting the following ...
3
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1answer
43 views

How many hours since I unplugged my Mac?

Mobile phones usually say this as "xyz hours on battery" by counting the time from when they are unplugged from power. Can I find out how many hours has it been since I unplugged my Mac from charging ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Can Java 5 be installed on any other OS other than OS X 10.5?

I have a legacy application that requires Java 5. I am using OS X 10.6.8. When I try to install the Apple Java 1.5 update, I see a warning that says Java 5 can only be installed on a OS X 10.5 system. ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Dictionary: Syllable-hyphenation interpuncts (dots) missing

This is regarding the Dictionary app (New Oxford American Dictionary) that comes with Mac OS X. I currently have version 2.2.1 (156) in Mavericks (10.9.1). In previous versions (Mountain Lion, Snow ...
1
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1answer
109 views

How Can I access Mac OS X Base System on Boot Screen?

Im going to try to wipe out my hard drive and reinstall Mavericks but whenever i reboot the iMac and hit the OPTION key it won't show Mac OS X Base System. Can anyone help me on this?
2
votes
1answer
62 views

How can I move fast in CLI in Mac?

In linux in CLI I can press ALT + F or ALT + B to move back and forth in terms of words and not one character at a time. Is this available in Mac? There is no ALT and I tried Control + F, Fn + F, ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Mac OS X Speech Won't Work

Let's say i'm reading a book online. I wouldn't want to read i would use the Speech Feature by Apple. I open Safari, read a book, I select all using CMD+A and i right click and start the speech. I ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Where to Install Applications when using Terminal? [duplicate]

I use the command line a lot to download and install applications. I've always downloaded into the /tmp directory then installed to another directory. But where is the place to install such ...
3
votes
6answers
1k views

Is it safe to delete ~Library/Caches?

Is it safe to delete the file Caches, in the Library of the Mac OS X Hard Drive? It's a pretty big file, 3.56 GB, Caches reminds me of logs i don't need or browser cookies. Is it safe to delete the ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been ...
0
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0answers
77 views

Mavericks problems with Helvetica

My coworker and I both have Mavericks 10.9.1 and she can install all of the Helvetica fonts we had on our 10.8 computers, but for some reason I can't. The Helvetica (T1) and my Helvetica Black which ...
1
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4answers
136 views

Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file?

Whenever I reinstall my Mac OS and/or buy a new Mac, I have to configure manually almost all the options of mouse, dock, etc. I'd like to know if Mac OS or some software can provide some way to save ...
0
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5answers
1k views

Is there a Siri on Mac OS X?

I'm really into Siri on the iPhone, does Siri also exists for the Mac? I wish to be able to use a shortcut to summon Siri, and ask a question. Any similar utility for OS X will be welcome.
3
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2answers
141 views

Can Spotlight be configured to search ALL files on the hard drive (or is there a powerful alternative) - like Windows' Start Menu search can be?

On Windows - since Vista onwards - I'm used to an extremely powerfully configurable instant file/folder/setting search feature: namely its instant indexed Start Menu search. Having a powerful ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How do I close cfprefsd so that I can update Flash on mavericks

I have downloaded the Flash 12 updater and tried to run the update. The updater complains that I need to close cfprefsd. When I force quit cfprefsd though the Activity Monitor, it restarts it's ...
0
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0answers
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Problem installing Xcode 5 - how to [duplicate]

I am not mac user for long and I am having some issues. Help would be appreciated. You probably know Xcode 5 which is free. I found it in Appstore - clicked Install. But Appstore asked me to login. I ...
0
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0answers
156 views

Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...