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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 ...
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How do I make Finder snap to grid regardless of the number of items in the directory?

Maybe I have a case of acute OCD, I don't know - but this issue irks me more than it really should. I set up my Finder settings to display four files or directories horizontally, snapped to a grid in ...
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Cannot find users on login screen - only guest login available

I am using OS X Mavericks and when I boot the machine I only see the guest login. When I log in as a guest everything functions correctly but I can't access my files.. I ran OSX utilities and all my ...
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Using Ctrl-F4 for rotating windows, not working for spaces or when minimizing

My method of choice for rotating windows is to use Ctrl-F4, I prefer this over Cmd-Tab. This has some weird behavior when minimizing or using spaces. For instance lets say I have Chrome and Terminal ...
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Textmate OSX Yosemite ruby 1.8

After upgrading to the OSX Yosemite, Textmate's duplicate line command ctrl+shift D produces an error warning: -K is specified; it is for 1.8 compatibility and may cause odd behavior. Previously, ...
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Discoveryd Alternative to Replace mDNSResponder Argument?

This is a direct follow-on to this question. Before Yosemite, I'd add the "-AlwaysAppendSearchDomains" argument to the mDNSResponder plist file so that all local resolver lookups added the search ...
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the ...
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Mac App Store Won't Open on Macbook Pro

For the past few weeks my Mac App Store hasn't been loading correctly. Occasionally it does, but i'd say this has only been once or twice in the last month. Here's a link of what it looks like: ...
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Aggressize standard stream buffering in latest Command Line Tools (6.1)

I just upgraded my "Command Line Tools" via App Store.app's update process to Version 6.1. It seemed to install just fine, but a lot of commonly used command line tools now have much more aggressive ...
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Replacing Yosemite RED/ORANGE/GREEN window buttons with standard Mac OS X icons?

I've tried Yosemite on my MacBook Air (testing machine). I think it is ugly, bland, and the most un-Apple-ish OS that Apple has ever released. One of the most irritating design aspects is the ...
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How do you set the maxopenfiles limit in Yosemite?

How do you set a soft limit for maxopenfiles in Yosemite? I installed Yosemite last night, and now it's ignoring my settings in my /etc/launchd.conf file: $ cat /etc/launchd.conf limit maxfiles ...
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“Reinstalling” /usr and /local folder

How would I be able to reinstall Yosemite keeping the software I've installed through things like brew or macports but not the "system" files? For example, the system files being /System, /usr, /bin, ...
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Commands not found in Terminal except echo

In my terminal basic commands are not found like: mds-macbook-pro:~ ZILLURRAHMAN$ ls -bash: ls: command not found mds-macbook-pro:~ ZILLURRAHMAN$ env -bash: env: command not found mds-macbook-pro:~ ...
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I'm getting a connection timed out error with SVN after installing OS X Yosemite

Yesterday I updated OS X to Yosemite from Mavericks. Today, any time I try to execute commands in SVN (no matter which client I use, including command-line), I get the following error: svn: E175012: ...
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FunctionFlip doesn't work. Alternative/fix?

I am on OS X 10.9.5 and recently (can't remember if this happened during 10.9.4 or not) FunctionFlip has started to work very inconsistently for me. Basically I use this to enable the F1-F10 keys ...
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Swift is not available for OS X Application?

I just had a clean install of Yosemite Version 10.10 (14A389), and my Xcode is Version 6.0.1 (6A317). When I create a new iOS project, I can choose languages from Swift and Objective-C. However, when ...
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MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

My MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown from the Finder menu after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I have to press the power button. Moreover, it shows the Apple logo and progress bar ...
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How to remove Yosemite final and go back to Mavericks? [duplicate]

I've tried Yosemite on my MacBook Air and I want to downgrade to OS X Mavericks. How do I revert back to 10.9.5?
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Does clean install reset everything, including SMC?

TL;DR: Does a clean install reset everything (like SMC, for example)? If not, what else should I do to be sure the computer is completely reset, like it just came from the factory? My macbook has ...
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Mac Dictation - How to select backspace?

Using OS X 10.9 and 10.10 dictation, I can find/use the various grammatical commands as shown here. Is there a way to select back, erase, cancel? When I try these words, they are typed not ...
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WebServer folder forbidden

I use the folder /Library/WebServer/Documents as my localhost. I was using Mavericks 'till yesterday, than I upgraded to Yosemite. When I'm trying to access http://localhost/mysite it returns me 403 ...
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Toshiba 2TB External Drive Stopped Being Recognised

After a lot of searching on the internet I have been unable to find a solution to my problem. There are many people having similar problems, but no solution seems to work for me. I have a 2013 ...
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Can you add a 3rd-party hybrid disk to a 2012 Mac Mini?

The Apple Fusion drive is done predominantly through clever software, I wondered what happens if instead of trying to do a DIY Fusion with 2 drives, you just replace the standard fixed drive with a ...
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How can you wipe and reinstall OSX on a Mac Mini (which has no optical drive)?

If you are a new disk and wiping them to setup a DIY Fusion disk, how does the Mini carry on working afterwards... haven't you just wiped the OS? Without an optical drive, how can you clean the disks ...
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Import .ACO color palette for Mac (for use with Keynote, Omnigraffle etc)

I want to use my ACO color palettes from Photoshop to be available in Keynote, Omingraffle etc. Is there any tool out there to export ACO files to whatever format that is needed to load that palette ...
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How to reset Launchpad ordering in OS X Yosemite?

Previously I can remove the files end with db in ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/ to reset the ordering of apps, but now doing the same thing doesn’t help. Do anyone know where the new path that ...
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Hidden gems or tricks in OS X Yosemite (10.10) [closed]

In addition to this question I'd like to start a new question specifically for the new OS X Yosemite. As I'm always curious about the announced items, there are many times hidden gems or nice tricks ...
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Force iCloud Drive to sync under Yosemite

There are many questions of forcing iCloud to sync, but they are all one or two years old. I changed the file structure at my Mac, but the iOS App (Pages) doesn't seem to take the new update. When ...
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Automount of SMB Shares under Mavericks always omits the first share

I have a bunch of Shares on my Synology NAS, which are being automounted via SMB. like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21600/mount-a-windows-share-in-os-x-and-have-it-reconnect-at-login/ on my ...
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Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?

I'm using developer preview of Yosemite for a while, now that Yosemite is released I want to have it installed on top of my Yosemite partition. Clicking on "Download" in App Store Yosemite page, I ...
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How to get Spotlight to default to Internet search?

Spotlight default to open web browser and search Internet for [string]. Command Space [string] [Enter] How can I do this? browser choice irrelevant search engine choice irrelevant keystrokes ...
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What features of Yosemite are beneficial to you? [closed]

This question serves to share and collect the enhancements that make a large difference to how you use your Mac. Please post one feature per answer. Please also check to see if your answer has ...
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brew install python without x code in snow leopard

I've been able to get brew to install many packages on Snow Leopard using just the gcc library without installing all of X-Code. I had installed Python as well as PosgreSQL from the gui installer and ...
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My Desktop folder was “wiped”

about 3 days ago, after turning on my mac, I noticed that all the folders and files that were in the Desktop folder were just gone. I considered the (highly unlikely) possibility of accidentally ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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really bad power consumption on mid-2013 MacBook Air

I'm getting a really bad power consumption on my mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" w/ OS X 10.9.4. I think the issue is that I have too many tabs open in Safari and SeaMonkey, and they're all taking a lot of ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?