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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 ...
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running a command stored in a bash variable

So I'm trying to capture the IP address of a Parallels VM guest (Win8) from the host (OS X). I thought a bash script would be good for this. The ultimate goal is to have a single command that will ...
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Activating Show Desktop in Mission Control with a mouse button does not work

When I attempt to set the Show Desktop hotkey inside of Mission Control to a mouse button it never seems to work. My preferred mouse button would be mouse button 4 (which is a little thumb button on ...
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How to make the Finder's search result in Mac OS X ordered by time it's been found?

When in the Finder you search for a file or folder, the list of result gets refreshed with different order as the search is in progress. This is very annoying because most of the time I can see the ...
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How to use PHPstorm with Apache of XAMPP?

The above is what the configuration looks like, but when I click on Open it gives me a forbidden message I tried to do the following not he terminal, because I read that forbidden could mean that ...
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OS X Yosemite Improperly Ejecting External Devices

I have a WD My Passport Ultra and I had it plugged into my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012 Model and I had just closed the lid and it went to sleep. Then I came back hours later and when I opened it a ...
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Can launching an app trigger the launch of another app?

When I launch a specific application in Mavericks I'd also like to automatically launch and execute another one. Is it possible/how?
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How to skip the tools during installation which I don't want to install from this automated installation list for osx dev tools?

https://github.com/thoughtbot/laptop/blob/master/mac For example I don't use Heroku so I want to comment out Heroku stuff. But I don't know how to do that. I have forked this script and want to ...
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Apple OS X Server Yosemite Open Directory issues [on hold]

Apple OS X Server 4 - Yosemite Hi all, I am unable to change a users password via Server App in OS X Server Yosemite. The option to change a network users password is just greyed out. Im logged in ...
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exFat Hard Drive not showing up on mac OS X 10.7.5

I formatted a 1TB Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive as ExFat to be used on both a MacBook and a Windows PC. The formatting was done on Windows and there isn't any issue when I access it through Windows. I ...
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Is my iMac running Mavericks?

I am looking for Mavericks on my iMac. I have looked in Finder but I do not see it there. How can I find out if Mavericks was installed on my iMac?
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Why is Airdrop not available between iPhone and old MBP

Since 10.10 and iOS 8, AirDrop is available between Mac OS and iOS if you have a fairly recent Mac (>= 2012 for MacBook Pro) and I don't understand what changed between 2011 and 2012. I know that for ...
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Unable to Install EOS Utility from Canon Solution Disc

I just got a mini DVD with some software which will probably help me downloading the photos from my Canon 600D using the interface cable but I have a mac and it does not have a DVD drive. I tried to ...
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Remove dock notification badge for apps not in notification center

For nuisance apps that set a badge notification icon, but which are not in the Settings Notifications center, is there a way to block the badge icon? Spotify, for example, creates a notification for ...
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Time Machine seems to think my MacBook Pro is a new backup after Yosemite upgrade

I've been regularly backing up my 2011 MacBook Pro using Time Machine with two separate external drives (1Tb at work, 2Tb at home) while running Mavericks. Today I upgraded to Yosemite, and Time ...
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Saving, Switching between window arrangements?

Repeating series of actions := productivity lost. Is there a way I can arrange, and save for later loading, an arbitrary arrangement of open programs, closed programs, and arrangement of windows? ...
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Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)

Since I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10 my computer name keeps changing adding a (2) and (3) and so forth. Any ideas how to fix this?
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Preview.app cluttering Desktop folder with temporary files

When I open a PDF attachment in an email it opens in Preview and also creates a temporary copy of the PDF file in my Desktop folder. Over time, this generates a lot of clutter. Is there a way to ...
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Complete app uninstaller for free?

Is there any way I can completely uninstall an app for free? I know there are apps that delete the app and the leftovers but none seem to be free.
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Did they remove the number of emails in a folder from the toolbar in Yosemite's Mail.app?

Before I upgraded to Yosemite, I used to see the number of unread and total emails in a folder in the title/header bar, e.g. Inbox (23) 64 messages I no longer see this - is there any way of ...
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in single user mode

After mounting an exrenal hdd that is formatted as hfs journalled( with help of a post on this website). Can a dmg file downloaded from the net be installed to install mac osx on the external usb ...
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OSX and Windows Bootcamp give different system information

I have a Mac mini late 2012 running the i5 2.5 processor. In the mac system information it has number of cores - 2, however if I boot to Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition the system information ...
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Selecting which apps are allowed to cancel shutdown

I find it hard to accept that any app can cancel an otherwise smooth shutdown of my mac. Is there a setting somewhere that I would be able to approve certain apps, but not others, to the prevent ...
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Deleted hidden files and now Mac won't boot, how do I fix this?

My friend deleted some hidden files on his Mac (OS X 10.9.4) laptop. After restarting his laptop the Mac just shows loading progress bar and nothing else. How can we restore the hidden files and get ...
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Add new currency to Yosemite Spotlight

Is it possible to add new currency to the spotlight currency conversion? I'd like to have UAH (Ukrainian Hryvna) in my spotlight.
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Yosemite moves all desktops to one display on startup

I am using 2 displays on my Mac Mini (late 2013), and have 6 desktops on each of the displays. Primary display: 6 desktops Secondary display: 6 desktops However, after upgrading to Yosemite, it ...
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Problem with PATH after installing MySQL

I'm looking for help concerning a problem with my Terminal. After some researches on differents websites, forums, I'm not the first one in that case, but all the solutions I've tried sofar did not ...
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Force OS X to open .tex files with TexShop

I would like the .tex files to be opened using TexShop by default. So, I am trying to change the default behaviour by clicking right mouse button --> Open with --> checking always open with and ...
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How can I make windows translucent?

A few weeks ago I was running Yosemite beta and I forget what I did but it made all of the windows see-through. I remember I did not use terminal at all. I was just using my computer normally and ...
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Organically learning or creating shortcuts and gestures for arbitrary actions

Keyboard shortcuts across OS X and applications are an amazing productivity booster that have proven to be worthwhile, notwithstanding the sometimes arduous task of first memorizing them. Is there a ...
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Is there any app for electronic signature solution?

Is there any app for signing the documents (PDFs) by electronic signature? Similar to on-line solutions such as HelloSign, EchoSign, XolidoSign, eSignly, DocuSign, Signsquid, RightSignature, ...
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BootCamp, can't partition SSD

I've upgraded my OS X to the latest Yosemite GM Candidate and cannot for the life of me figure out how to partition my SSD for BootCamp. Here are some screenshots of the problem: And when i try to ...
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“Can't get <<class svce>>” error with Apple Script for VPN auto reconnection to Softether VPN

I have a Softether VPN server v2.00-9387, which is OpenVPN compatible. I am connecting to it via L2TP protocol on my Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.5 computers, using built-in network connections, ...
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Xcode not updated after updating through Mac App Store

I recently downloaded Xcode 6.1 from the Mac App Store and after downloading it, Xcode shows the version is still same as the old one (5.1). When I go to the Mac App Store and search for Xcode, it ...
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python version 2.7.8 can't run /usr/bin/easy_install. Try the alternative(s):

I'm doing a bunch of python development and also just updated OS to Mountain Lion. I had replaced to original Python versions with Snow Leopard using the GUI from Python.org, then added links in ...
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Getting unknown command error when trying to run a bash script

I recently had to re-install 10.9.5 (default install) and am now finding that bash scripts that run perfectly from the command line (~/Me...) no longer work using crontab. I use crontab to invoke ...
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Change Managed, Mobile Account Password through script?

Wondering if anyone has worked with something similar before - we have a number of Mac laptops connected to an Active Directory server, and on first login users create a Managed, Mobile account. When ...
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Permission problem between a shared partititon

I'm sharing a partition between multiple installation of OS X. The username is the same and the "uid" (501) also seems to be the same on all these installation. I can read the files on this shared ...
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Downgrading OS X from Yosemite to Mavericks

I stupidly downloaded the new OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my 2011 iMac that does all of my Pro Tools work and now some of the things I use aren't compatible yet. So I'm trying to figure out how to ...
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Seeing discoveryd error: Basic DNSResolver Return Code is 9 and we are treating it as an error!

Seeing this repeated pretty frequently in the Console logs for on my Macbook Pro running 10.10: 10/24/14 9:59:04.175 AM discoveryd[57]: Basic DNSResolver Return Code is 9 and we are treating it as ...
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Can I still download OS X Mavericks for Free? [duplicate]

I never upgraded to Mountain Lion or Mavericks and now that Yosemite has arrived I thought of upgrading but I find that some of my software will not work with it. So I would like to upgrade to ...
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How to find items located in subfolders?

I have files that I link images to regularly and now when I go to the main folder location, the finder does not search in the subfolders. I get the “Name matches” line but it does not find anything. ...
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How to Install and Run Yosemite in Parallels?

I'm not ready to commit to Yosemite yet as my primary OS. So I thought I'd load up a Parallels VM to try it out. Although Parallels seems to create the Yosemite .dmg file correctly, it just won't ...
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My MacBook Pro OS X Version 10.10 keeps crashing ~ HELP!

My MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite Version 10.10 (5 years old at least) keeps crashing and I don't know what to do? I run an online business and it is becoming impossible to look after as my computer keeps ...
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Detailed Wi-Fi menu by default

When you hold down the option key before clicking on the wi-fi menu, you get all sorts of detailed stuff about your current connection. Is there any way of making this the default behaviour? A ...
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Why won't my drush script run as a Launch Daemon?

On the command line I successfully run this: /usr/bin/php /usr/local/opt/drush/libexec/drush.php '@hostmaster' hosting-dispatch or even: drush '@hostmaster' hosting-dispatch and ...