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Terminal directory delete issue

I don't really know what it is called but it was an issue for me. So here is what I was doing: Created Directory with content and have it open in finder Open a terminal and go to the same ...
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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Panic on boot, need to use single user mode (was: need to rebuild kext cache)

I'm getting this at every boot on one Mac: With some searching and asking around I've found that I can get a successful boot if I boot into single-user mode, mount / as read/write, and then do ...
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g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
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Adding suffixes to file names according to previous suffixes

I have a folder containing files like ABC - 2001 DEF EFG - 2001-2002 HIJ KLM - 2003 NOP QRS - 2004 I want to add the year to all file names that currently have no year suffix. The suffix should ...
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How to revert to public version of Yosemite after the 10.10.1 version auto updated

I originally opted into the Yosemite beta plan and made regular backups to my time machine. Once the public version was out I assumed that would be it but i have just realised that last night, OS X ...
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Finder window does not remember size. Yosemite

Window Finder periodically receives the default size . I updated to Yosemite clean and updated, but it is repeated. Removes p.list, D_Store: sudo find / -name ".DS_Store" -depth -exec rm {} \; ...
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osx - cannot open images or pdfs

When I try to open images or pdfs with preview, the application starts but the files never open. When I try to open them from the command line, I get the error message: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed ...
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Terminal: command overridden via shell script in /usr/local/bin not executed unless called directly

I've created a shell script wrapping ssh to change my terminal background when connecting to a server following one of the many examples on this site and stackexchange. 11:22 ~ $ echo $PATH ...
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KeePass / Mono under Yosemite does not work

I installed KeePass as described here but it KeePass does not start - Activity Monitor tells me that Mono is not responding. I have never used KeePass before (if this is relevant). I am using ...
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Yosemite magic Mouse and a bluetooth disceonnction party

I hope some real OSX Nerds read this. Since Yosemite I have the problem taht I can't use the Magic Mouse anymore. It disconnects and reconnects every 5-60 second. I find this in the console logs: ...
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OS X Filevault Login issue

I just reformatted and did a clean OS X 10.10 install on my MacBook Pro. When setting it up the first time I enabled FileVault. I then noticed I had configured my account wrong, so I created a ...
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OSX Messages: missing contact's avatars after Yosemite upgrade

The Messages app avatars won't show anymore after Yosemite upgrade. - Anyone here having the same issue? Workarounds? Thanks for sharing!
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Why is my Partition a folder?

I've set up a iMac12,1 with Yosemite (fresh) on a second partition. Then I've formatted my first partition (after i migrated my data from my old installation to my Yosemite installation on the 2nd ...
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When upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks are there any traps with Brew and Ports

Currently running Mavericks. Got a LOT of things installed through Homebrew and a handful through Ports. Are these going to survive the upgrade? What is best practice in this situation?
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Dashboard Grid on Yosemite

So, what happened to the good old grid that we could see on Dashboard? The grid was useful for aligning widgets and managing the space in a better way. Now, it seems that I have to guess. Is there an ...
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how can i reformat the hdd in HFS+ using Ubuntu without using mac

I have input a HFS+ hard drive which is mac osx into ubuntu because while booting up mac there a error of blinking folder with a question mark so i searched in google and the information say that the ...
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Is there a way to rename “Remaining” to “Apple Juice Remaining”?

On a MacBook Pro, is there a way to change the text in the battery life drop down? Specifically, where it says "X:XX Remaining" I want it to say "X:XX of Apple Juice Remaining" Why? Because a good ...
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mail filtering bug (Mail.mdimporter)

Sometimes my email is not getting parsed into the Spotlight database correctly. Email addresses on the To: line do not all get added to the kMDItemRecipients or kMDItemRecipientEmailAddresses ...
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IMovie06' Not working anymore because of Yosemite

I upgraded to Yosemite and now my Imovie 06' will not work. I need to open and finish projects that are due in three weeks. What are my options?
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How to create a wifi hotspot on OS X WITHOUT available internet connection?

How to create a wifi hotspot on mac WITHOUT available internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ...
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I can't install “lockfile-progs” which is necessary for “log check” by HOMEBREW on YOSEMITE

I have upgraded my Mac OS X to 10.10, Yosemite, but things go wrong. For other commands, I've succeeded to re-build those programs. However logcheck, which is installed by homebrew can't work well ...
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Yosemite - Pre-release: How do I opt out installing the beta seed?

Last night Apple put forth 14B17 a Pre-release: OS X Update Seed 10.10.1 I don't want to install it, but it doesn't go away. I tried downloading the 'normal' Yosemite from the App Store and ...
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Mac becomes slow and unresponsive when opening complex pdf

So I a trying to open some lecture slides from my university to study however when I try to open certain PDF files the system becomes extremely slow and unresponsive. Details of the PDF (Blurred out ...
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Can't establish a ssh connection to my Mac OSX Yosemite

I'm having a ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host error when trying to ssh into my mac, from a linux VM if I try with the verbose option I get this ssh ...
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Mail App Won't Start (OSX 10.10 Yosemite)

I recently purchased a new Macbook Pro Retina (15-inch, Mid 2014). I installed a few normal programs (DropBox, 1Password, etc.). I did not open the Mail app at all. I then upgraded to Yosemite. After ...
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Can I reduce the time to display the list of running windows when clicking and holding the icon of a running application in the dock?

When you click and hold the icon of a running application in the OS X dock you get a list of current app windows that you can pick from. The list of windows appears after some time interval. Is ...
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Remove Duplicate Shared Computers

After my upgrade to Yosemite, I am seeing a couple of extra shared computers in my finder sidebar. There are two additional computers that seem to be copies, based on their naming, having (#) ...
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safari to open external links in new window

I like safari to open links in new tabs in general. I.e. when I do a search, I want results I click to open in new tabs in the same window. This allows to have multiple windows with multiple tabs and ...
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How can I find hidden items in Automator?

I am trying to create a workflow in Automator that will find hidden files in a folder by searching for files with names that begin with ".". Currently, the Find FInder Items action is as follows: ...
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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Installing a clean version of OS X

I am currently downloading yosemite from the app store. I have Lion installed. I want a clean install. But i don't have a bootable cd/usb and I don't need to save any data. Can i do the following or ...
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Safari 8 on Yosemite Spawning distnoted process and spiking CPU load

My Safari 8 was hijacked by Open-Search.com after updating OS to Yosemite (10.10). The effect was two fold, my home page was hijacked by Open-Search/MacKeeper and the CPU started to load spikes at ...
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Macbook 2010 13 inch keyboard not working untill after boot into os but no os installed

So basically i got this macbook used and when i got it it had windows 7 and no mac os x at all. I tried to install Mac os x from usb but it wouldent boot because the keyboard was not working... then i ...
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How Do I fix The Audio in Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 installed on my MAC but I don't have sound. The Internal speakers are not detected by Win8. In the charm, it show this; No speakers or headphones. and in Driver manager The High ...
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Correct Filesystem Setup?

Recently I did a fresh install of OSX Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. I followed these instructions to create a USB install drive, and I then used the Disk Utility app from that booted USB drive to erase ...
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How to disable frequently visited items and favorites under the address bar in Safari 8?

I want to remove the following frequently visited items and favorites under the address bar in Safari 8. How can I do this?
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Is it at all possible to open a 3rd party iPad app in a mac (xcode emulator, for example)

Someone asked me this - I think the answer is no for a number of reasons, but I wanted to confirm. Is there any way to open an iPad app on a mac desktop or laptop? For example I download a ...
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Apply Computer Name and local hostname with System Image Utility

I am going through trying to create a NetInstall image using System Image Utility and am curious about how the "Apply Computer Name and Local Hostname settings from a file" option works under the ...
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Will the MAS prompt me to keep my Xcode 5?

I have Xcode 5.11. If I try to install the newest (6.0) Xcode from the Mac App Store, will I be prompted to keep my current Xcode?
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Can I copy files from a PC to an iMac using a USB memory stick?

Having been a PC user for a number of years I'm now seriously considering purchasing an Apple iMac (21.5″, 2.7 GHz). Is it possible to use a USB flash drive to copy files from my Windows 7 PC to the ...
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How to prevent second OS X partition from seeing apps in the other partition?

I have two partitions set up on my MacBook and I'm having issues when installing software on the new partition as it says it is already installed. The application is installed on the other partition ...
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Mail.app @hotmail.com Exchange

Is it possible (in any way!) to enable my @live.nl, @outlook.com, @hotmail.com accounts through Exchange, into the stock Mail application? I'm willing to buy Office 365 for one account (and remove the ...
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LSUIPresentationMode no longer works in Yosemite

I've always set LSUIPresentationMode to 4 in iTerm and Firefox to hide the annoying unnecessary menu bar taking up precious vertical space on my macbook. If I needed the menu, I could just move my ...
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'Offline' push notifications Mail.app

I've been browsing the web for several hours now, but I can't find a clear answer on this: Is the native Mail.app capable of receiving 'offline' PUSH e-mail? I've tried the following: In settings - ...
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Yosemite disables audio output on external monitor change

When I plug or unplug monitor so the screen configuration changes, or if I open/close the MBP lid, then: The audio stops When I try to change volume, the volume symbol is crossed like this: Ø Can ...
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Cannot change permission of external ExFAT HDD folders

I can't change permissions of external HDD folders The file system is ExFAT and I am on OSX. Here is what is shown when I do ls: drwxrwxrwx@ I don't even understand what @ means at the end. Is it ...
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Mounting Encrypted Core Storage Volume(s) On Startup

Okay, so I have three main volumes for my system; one for the OS (SSD) one for users and files (Fusion Drive) and one for backup. All three are encrypted Core Storage volumes. The problem is that ...
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When we toggle between enable and disable safari extensions, where will the state go and sit on different mac os?

After some research got to know that security find-generic-password -l "Safari Extensions List" -g command gives the extensions and their states. The output of the command is not in readable format. I ...
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Is it possible to close all notification alerts?

I've come back from vacation, and I have an unknown large number of e-mail alerts piled up. Hitting the x in notification center only cleared some of them - I'm assuming it was the last 5 since that's ...