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Is it possible to access a Mac OS X Yosemite Server with Windows 7 or 8 laptop without an intermediate Server or software?

Is this even possible? Does anyone do it with any degree of success? I have read conflicting threads and also have had mixed results trying to do this myself. Basically have had moments where it ...
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Mac App Store Update issue in Yosemite

i have a big problem with updating my apps in app store, when i install an application, it doesn't appear as installed as you can see : I have all of this apps installed on my computer, and i ...
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JIRA desktop app

Does anyone know of any good desktop applications for Atlassian JIRA, preferably free/open-source? Possible solutions I found: Majic It is no longer maintained by the developer, I tried to ...
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OS X Timer with counting money app

I'm looking for timer that also count money. My work is paid hourly, so I want to see how much I get. It's give me energy to work a bit more. It's like regular timer but with money earned number in ...
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Accidentally wrote over external hard drive with an img file using dd

I had two partitions, one "clear" and one encrypted. Had my iPhoto library. On the encrypted partition. I am slightly panicking now. Any ideas on how to recover my data? Various relevant ...
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How do I remove old computers from my iCloud?

Last year I was at a job where I logged into my iCloud at work. I set my computer up with my iCloud so that everything would be hooked to my phone as well. Long story short, I am not at that job ...
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Can I use OS X Notes app from 10.9+ on 10.8

I recently read a question which explained that the ability to search Notes was introduced in OX X 10.9 and above. Earlier versions will show you which note a search query exists in but will not ...
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Can't open iCloud on MacBook

It shows "Loading iCloud..." all the time when I press iCloud on "System Preferences". Long time ago I tried to disable iCloud and successfully by modifying a file or deleting an app, unfortunately I ...
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Multiple Google Chrome Helper.app (Not Responding) In Activity Monitor

Before i start let me say that i have turn my settings to make all plug ins ask before starting. I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch with 8GB memory from OWC and 256GB SSD samsung 840 Pro. I just ...
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Google Chrome Preferences

I just installed Google Chrome on my iMac with OS x 10.9.5 I set SETTINGS for a particular homepage but it opens at Google Search anyway. Any suggestions? os 10.5.9
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Screen overlay when using hotkey to switch keyboard input

I've recently upgraded iMacs the other day. Can't figure out how to toggle the following overlay to show up when switching inputs using keyboard hotkeys Right now the shortcut will toggle the input ...
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On OS X in Safari, how to speed up or bypass the transition/animation in the 2-finger swipe to go back?

I like using this feature, but it's too slow for me now and I'm finding myself hitting the Delete key now because its faster. The Delete key doesn't animate the previous page in, it just goes back ...
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OSX Yosemite full screen menu bar

Is there a way to always keep the menu bar visible in full screen mode? When developing I like having certain applications take up the full screen but I find the delay in bringing down the menu bar ...
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Macbook Pro 2013 slow startup from sleep since Yosemite

I have an 8GB Macbook Pro (2013) and have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. Everything has been fine except when I wake it from sleep. Firstly, it brings up the login screen but the ...
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mac 10.5.8 with iphoto 7.1.5

I am trying to download photos from my new I pad air, and it won't let me!! I have tried to update iphoto, but it tells me it is up to date, and I can't upgrade my computer as all. Help please!
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How To Add Per-Webpage, Not Per-Website Icons for Favorites View In Yosemite

I am dealing with this mess of icons in OS X Yosemite Safari's Favorites view: Note how nice and easy it is to visually locate the IPython and AWS icons: I would like to have similar icons ...
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Accent popup in Terminal.app?

I was wondering if anyone has figured out a way to enable the press-and-hold accent popup in Terminal.app, where it does not work out of the box? Does not have to be press-and-hold, but some way to ...
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List contents and extract individual files from password protected archive file

I want to list contents of a compressed archive file, then choose some individual files to be extracted. Archive is password protected. I tried Unarchiver and Keka but it seems none of them has a ...
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Is there a way to show Spotlight indexing status/progress in Yosemite?

In previous versions of OS X, you could click the Spotlight icon in the menu bar to show the status of the Spotlight indexing, and it would show an estimate ("6 hours left"), along with a progress ...
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What's wrong with the Weather widget on OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

I have a little problem with the Weather widget in Notification Center in Yosemite. It appears to be missing some of the info from the server.
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Troubles after changing keyboard layout with Ukelele

I used Ukelele and modified a layout. I copied the bundle file from /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts to my desktop, then saved my new layout to the bundle-file. I replaced the original one with the ...
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Updated to OS X Yosemite, everything has deleted

So I've already tried to find a solution on Google, but I'm not really good at following some broad IT instructions. If you guys could help, that's be more than awesome! After I installed OS X ...
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View machine name on login screen

Is there a way to view the machine name on the Yosemite login screen? It's been a few versions, I believe, since this was a default.
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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay ...
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Finder Menu Services No Longer Working

In Pre-Yosemite, I had some finder menu services (i.e. Right-Click, see 'Services' in menu, hover over, and you'd see Services created in Automator) that I made. As a developer, these were very handy ...
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How to search a phrase in Preview of OS X?

When I search for a term like "formation water", preview returns everything starting with formation and not the term "formation water". How can I search for a phrase in Preview?
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Can you disable Today's Date in the Today View in Yosemite Notification Center?

While it's possible to remove the Today Summary from the view you cannot remove the date. It's superfluous while using a calendar app such as Fantastical. Any way to tweak this? Thanks.
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How do you get Spotlight to search in sub-directories?

How do you get Spotlight to search in sub-directories like Windows Explorer does? Here I have done the same search on the same directory - the root of the usb drive SFD223128GB using both OS X Finder ...
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Disable today view in Yosemite

I am looking for some sort of setting to disable the 'Today' tab in notification center. Is anyone aware of some command like: sudo defaults write ...
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“Import from Scanner” greyed out in Preview app

I have a Canon Pixma MG6300 printer/scanner for which I properly installed the drivers. I know it is supposed to show in the Preview app under File > Import from Scanner. This menu item, however, ...
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Fixing a Messed Up $PATH in Yosimite

I had troubles installing node with Homebrew as Homebrew does something weird to the node install that installing Yeoman generators seems to be hindered a bit. My issue, however, is that I think ...
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How did the function “Save As…” change to “Duplicate”?

I recently noticed that within Pages ('09), Numbers ('09), Keynote ('09), the menu entry: File > Save As… had been replaced by a new one: File > Duplicate On the other hand I still use this ...
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Change the menu bar icon of WhatPulse

I'd like to make the WhatPulse icon white to make it match the rest of the icons in Yosemite dark mode. I've looked in the package contents of WhatPulse.app, but I don't find any images in the ...
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How to get full path of MP4 file used by portal in Safari?

I am looking for the full url of this video on this portal: http://www.atv.hu/videok/video-20141102-havas-a-palyan-1-resz-2014-11-01 In source of the HTML I found this: <div ...
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Yosemite Apple Brown highlight color

Is it possible to find the RGB values of the "Apple Brown" highlight color Apple introduced in Yosemite?
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Why do my custom alias icons keep changing back to default icons?

I have created alias shortcuts for several applications on my Macbook pro Desktop and added custom icons. My problem is that every now and then when I shut off my computer or put it to sleep, the ...
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How to disable Command + Left keyboard shortcut in Yosemite

CMD + LEFT is a really important shortcut that i use in multiple applications on my mac: (go to back in google chrome, to put the cursor in the beginning of line in any IDE...etc.). however, it seems ...
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Removing items from Finder Toolbar

I'm on Mac OS X 10.7.5. In Finder windows, besides the sidebar, there is a sort of "upbar", right below the name of the folder you are viewing but before the colum/list/icon view of it, where you can ...
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Trying to convert pdf to text for free

I am using OSX and would like to be able to convert pdf files to text but don't have the money to buy software. Any suggestions? thanks
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waking up from locked screen with just keyboard

I'm on OS X 10.9.5. I do not like using mouse/trackpad, and mostly work with keyboard only. One annoying thing is that when the OS is locked (screen lock) and the power saving for the monitor is ...
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Install older OS X on latest Mac Mini

I need Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) in order to work with some legacy software and I want to buy new Mac Mini computer. Is it possible to install this OS on a new Mac Mini or it's not compatible ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 rebooting on startup

When booting up and logging into my MacBook Pro, I get the following error message: localhost com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] <Emergency>: Boot task failed: fsck-safe localhost ...
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What does “sudo nvram boot-args=”debug=0x10“” do to my Mac?

Because Parallels Desktop 10 and Fusion 7 both run slow on Yosemite, there are KB articles which make the users execute sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" For instance here: ...
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How does maximizing/full screen work in Mavericks and Yosemite?

OSX features full-screen mode in recent versions but that's not really the same thing as automatically resizing a window to use the full desktop like on Windows... And, what is the + button supposed ...
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How to change the font size of the Reminders app?

Is there a way to increase the font size of the Reminders app? It was easy in Mavericks, by changing a text file inside the app package, but I can't find it anymore on yosemite. The text is just too ...
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Old folder icon in Google Drive app on OS 10.10 Yosemite

Have this little problem, anyone knows how to fix it? Update the app didn't help. Tnx!
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What is causing launchd to burn my CPU?

I'm running Yosemite, a clean install. launchd continuously runs at 100% CPU. Since the Yosemite upgrade I can't change the log level with 'sudo launchctl log level debug' Checking top or Activity ...
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My minimized app is not restored by clicking on the app (or a dock shortcut)

I have an app created using Qt... For now I placed it on desktop. Normal behavior: minimize app -> a "something" shows at the end of dock. Clicking either on that "something" or on the executable ...
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Is it possible to use an animated image for the user picture?

So I dragged my .gif onto he default globe, and it shows the popup allowing me to edit the dimensions of my image. While I am zooming in/out, it is still animating. I was overjoyed at this, thinking ...
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Notes deleted after updating to Yosemite

My notes have been deleted after updating the OS on my Macbook Pro from Lion to Yosemite. How can I recover them? MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)