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What is the “Verifying XXX.app” dialog and how do I get passed it?

I'm trying to open a new app that I downloaded on OS X Yosemite 10.10. Specifically, it is Android Studio.app version 0.8.13. When I open it, I see the following dialog "Verifying Android ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every two hours on Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to the first stable release of Mac OS X Yosemite a few days ago, my Mac Mini wakes up roughly every two hours from sleep for about a minute, then goes back to sleep. This is ...
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Can I used the command line to disable settings in Yosemite that have made my Mac visible?

Recent changes to my machine as the result of an upgrade to Yosemite (OS X 10.10) have made my machine visible on Bluetooth and Bonjour, where it was not visible before. Is there a command line way ...
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How do I stop my browsers creating a new tab for every new top level domain?

I have a MacBook and have tried browsing with both the Safari 7 and the Chrome browsers, but every time I go from one top level domain to another, it automatically creates a new tab. So if I click a ...
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Symbolic link icons don't update

When a symlink is created, it gets the icon of the target folder (with the addition of a black arrow in the lower left corner). The issue I am having is that the symlink icon does not update when the ...
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Can't open files after changing username

I use OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. I changed my username and this may have caused that I am not able to open any files. I still can see my PDFs and photos in Preview! I get this: File XYZ couldn’t be ...
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How to disable crazy mouse acceleration in Yosemite?

I just upgraded to Yosemite and my current best interpretation of what's happening is that there's a new behavior that "helpfully" moves the mouse (and a window if you're moving one) closer to an edge ...
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Gray screen after installing Yosemite

Yesterday I updated my 2012 MacBook Air to Yosemite. Everything was good, everything working great, but, at the end of the night, my laptop’s battery was low so I decided to shut it down, instead of ...
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Is it possible to disable spell check systemwide?

I've just done a clean install of Yosemite, and in practically all of my apps I'm noticing those red underlines whenever I've "misspelled" something (or, more accurately, used an unrecognized name, ...
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LaunchPad totally disorganised after reboot OS X Yosemite

I was on Yosemite Previews and actually I am on official Yosemite clean install. When I reboot, all my launchpad apps are totally disorganised, folders and un-official apps disappears... I had not ...
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Permissions on library files

Since Migration Assistant blew up while moving to my new Mac, I've had continuing problems with permissions throughout the system. I believe the problem is that the Apps can't save into my Library. I ...
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How can I use a BENQ 7650T scanner on a MacBook Pro?

I have a BENQ 7650T scanner and I want to use it with my MacBook Pro. I searched for Mac drivers but was only able to find Windows drivers for it. Then I tried to set it up as a 'standard' scanner ...
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Downgrade Yosemite Release to Mavericks [duplicate]

So I'm considering updating to Yosemite, but I have a 2011, low end MBP, and Im a bit afraid that its going to be slow. If I do upgrade, is there anyway that I can revert back to mavericks? I've seen ...
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Is it possible to reinstall iMovie in case I delete it?

I'm considering to delete iMovie since I'm not using it at all and it takes more than 2.5 GB. But before deleting it, is it possible to reinstall it in the future in case I want to use it?
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Where can I find SArtFile.bin for 10.6.8?

I tried to modify my SArtFile.bin on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but now it is corrupted and it won't let me reinstall OS X. Where can I find a copy of this file? SArtfile.bin is located at: ...
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite -DisableSleepProxyClient

I have a Mac Pro from 2009. Its in my bedroom. Prior to 10.10 I was able to disable periodic wake (when Wake on Lan is enabled) with adding -DisableSleepProxyClient to com.apple.mDNSResponder. I was ...
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Share photos from iPhoto to iOS devices on LAN without iCloud

I have an iMac running OSX 10.10 and iPhoto v9.6. I have multiple iOS devices, mostly running iOS 8. How can I let the iOS devices browse the photos on the iMac without physically storing the files on ...
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How to make a colour clicker using AppleScript?

How can AppleScript be used to make the mouse cursor search for a colour on the screen and click on it when found and return to its starting position after? How to make a script that can do this ...
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How to bring favourites in entry address bar in Safari

Yosemite has brought a new feature in safari which is bring favourite when we click any filled address bar. But the favourite webpages don't popup when we click an empty address bar. Does anyone ...
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iMessages no longer working after Yosemite upgrade

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to OS X Yosemite, now iMessages is no longer working. I turned it off/on on both my computer and my iPhone, reset my Keychain, and a bunch of other stuff. ...
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Yosemite: replace desktop with Launchpad

Is there any way to replace the desktop with launchpad? I would like to do this thing at this point Kind of gives me the feeling of coming full circle, but ultimately my desktop is just an ...
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OS X Yosemite desktop icon positioning problems

I just updated my MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model to OS X Yosemite, and the icons on my desktop are behaving strangely. When I try to move a file or folder to a specific place to keep my desktop ...
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How do I make sure that the Yosemite icon for the Time Machine Disk on my desktop shows the updated version and not the Mavericks version?

As you can see in the images the icon for the external drive Quetzalcoatl has update to the Yosemite version, however the Time Machine disk hasn't. Is it possible to force the use of the new icon?
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Pinch Zoom while Screen Mirroring

I am trying to pinch zoom while screen mirroring from a MacBook Pro to an iMac. However, it doesn't let me do it on the Safari window that is running on iMac. I can do the pinch zoom if the Safari ...
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bridge CDCmodem and wifi on mac OSX 10.9.3

I am not a professional in IT. I am looking for a way to bridge OSX wifi with CDC modem (datacard). I tried using the internet sharing but then the wifi makes a new SSID network and disconnects from ...
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Compare content of two folders, including subfolders

Over the years I have imported photos from iPhone to Mac and organized them in folder by month. I now want to import all photos I have on the iPhone and compare those with the files that I've ...
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Disable Little Snitch in Guest account

It seems that Little Snitch 3.4.1 is a rehaul of the old version and this solution to disabling it in the guest account posted here Disable Little Snitch in guest account? doesn't work anymore. When ...
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iTunes new song notifications: how to turn off when using miniplayer?

I really like that iTunes (Yosemite, iTunes 12) shows OS notifications when a new song comes up. But when I am using iTunes in miniplayer mode, I don't need these notifications. Is there a way to get ...
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Prevent automatic timing of slides for slides with videos

I am currently using Keynote 6.5. My slides in keynote change every 11.5 seconds. I am playing a video on one of the slides that is 30 seconds and in the middle of the video the slide changes. How do ...
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Finder search doesn't work properly after Yosemite update

Ever since I upgraded to Yosemite, search no longer works properly in Finder. Spotlight works fine but Finder search just gives me a blank window with a spinning ball. I've tried reindexing and I've ...
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No hover feedback in OS X Yosemite

I recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite. Everything works fine but for some odd reason my cursor fails to highlight (provide feedback on anything I hover on any options). As an example (if I'm not ...
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How to record iPhone screen on OS X Yosemite?

OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone screen natively without having to using AirPlay softwares like AirServer or Reflector. How do I screen record my iPhone on OS X Yosemite ?
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Yosemite three-finger lookup not working

I have enabled the three-finger lookup, but it is not working since I upgrade to Yosemite. How to fix it?
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Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite and now my wireless bluetooth keyboard is not connecting anymore. I have a bluetooth Belkin 10 keyboard.
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Dragging an app's icon across in Dock without ended up pinning

I like to keep the running apps in the Dock organized in a logical fashion, so that similar apps are grouped together. I don't pin all of them permanently because that would reduce dock icon size. ...
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update OSX Yosemite & cksum mismatch

After OSX Update -> Yosemite: No option to login and run the system. Via Firewire (T) and Diskutils && Diskwarrior: "Unvalid Disk-Label @ 499239710720: cksum mismatch" Diskwarrior: no option ...
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Mavericks and Yosemite marks mails in multiple accounts as read

I have 2 accounts configured in my Mac mail. alex@ and orders@ If for example I receive an e-mail with TO: alex@ and CC: orders@ it will go to both e-mail addresses. So far so good, but when I read ...
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Facebook and Twitter sharing is missing in Notification Center

On Yosemite the direct posting of both Facebook and Twitter is missing in Notification Center. How can I put it back?
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An unexpected error occurred while downloading the dictation language

I'm on Yosemite and trying to download Enhanced dictation language files for English (USA). Default language is set to English (Australia) I don't know why. I'm getting this error. I have also tried ...
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OSX 10.X App Compatibility Legality - Parallels [closed]

I've been a very long time Windows user and software engineer and last year I bought my first MacBook Pro. One of the issues I've been genuinely shocked by is the questions around application ...
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Time Machine stars background image back

I want the space and stars image of Time Machine back in Yosemite. Anyone figured out how to do this please? Why? I think it is such a great metaphor.
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PDFs looking different in Yosemite Preview.app

I've just installed Yosemite on my iMac and noticed that my PDF files viewed with the Preview.app don't look the same as in Mavericks. If I view the PDF files directly in Safari, all looks like it ...
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How do I grant a second user complete access to a user's Home folder?

I want a second user (but NOT all users) to have complete read/write access to a user's Home folder – both users should have the same level of access on all files within, even those created by each ...
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iTunes not showing app update description texts

I have a very weird problem with iTunes lately. When I go to Apps → Updates, all apps that show up there, don't have an update description text. The app is displayed, its version is displayed, vendor, ...
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Brand new Macbook Pro no longer working — can't reinstall, can't boot into recovery

Just got a brand new macbook pro w/ retina for my gf about 2 weeks ago. She's been on the laptop about 4-5 times. The last time she tried getting on it, she kept logging in and getting to a screen ...
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How to pause music while playing video in Keynote?

I am currently using the newest version of keynote and have run into a major issue. I am playing audio throughout the entire presentation but i would like to add videos into the presentation. When i ...
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

I want to keep my work stuff separate from my personal stuff by using two different user accounts. But I want to have them visible at the same time, since I have a large screen. I think I could get ...
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How to get OSX Yosemite outside the Mac App Store

I have the following scenario. At work I run an Ubuntu PC machine with fast connection. At home I have a Mac without any kind of outside connection (offline) My question is how do I get the OSX ...
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Maintain allocation of windows to spaces on restart and external monitor unplugging

I use spaces heavily and I have my windows arranged in a particular order. If I restart every application will be launched in the same space with many empty spaces. If I unplug my external monitor, ...
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Where are the system “pseudo fonts” defined? (font names starting with a dot, such as “.AppleSystemFallback-Regular”)

OS X uses a list of fallback fonts for each generic font family (serif, sans-serif, etc.), and for each individual font used in the user interface. The two kinds of lists are stored in ...