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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 ...
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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, ...