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NFS mounts without automounter, which seems to grab everything

We have some NFS mounts we place in the fstab, via "vifs" which we want to manage separate of the autofs subsystem. The mounts were created in a separate location (/mnt) which should not be managed ...
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My whole HD is “Mac OS X Base System”

my entire HD is now "Mac OS X Base System": ps: Mac OS X Base System is Disk0s2 I cant delete this partition to install Mac OS X; I already try the terminal, but message reply "you cannot erase ...
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 SSD very slow when in main hardrive bay but very good via USB

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and I have upgraded to SSD when on Mountain Lion. Installed Yosemite as soon as it was out. The SSD works perfect until day before yesterday. Mac has become too slow, ...
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How to replace all Finder files with a placeholder file for each

I have lots of files from a database which are to be copied to a new database, but the files for these are corrupt (They are zero-byte in size and contain no data). Rather than the new database ...
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Mac: Regular expression to parse scutil command output

I've below output from scutil --nc show <service id> Connected Extended Status <dictionary> { ConnectionStatistics : <dictionary> { ConnectCount : 6 ConnectedCount : 3 ...
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OS X Server 10.7.4: VPN Authentication Failed for new users

I can't seem to get new users to access VPN on our OS X Server. If I use my login credentials with the VPN connection, everything works. But when I change to a recently created user I get a error ...
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Can't change to Dark Mode in Yosemite

I'm running the latest version of Yosemite on my MacBook. I have two accounts set up, both with admin privileges. On one of my accounts, I am able to turn on dark mode from System Preferences -> ...
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Using multiple calendars in OS X

In System Preferences, there is an option to change calendars. Does anyone know if it is possible to use multiple calendars simultaneously, for example Gregorian and Hebrew?
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Can I search for something on Google directly from Spotlight?

Whenever I have to search for something, I have to open Safari and then type in it. Is there any way to search directly, like type it in Spotlight and press click something and Safari will open ...
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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes on startup and reboots MacBook Pro 10.8.2

When I attempt to open iPhoto (9.4.2) on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2) iPhoto crashes and it reboots my laptop. iPhoto will open if I boot the MacBook Pro in safe mode. What could be going wrong?
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Mac OS X Yosemite broke my iMac

I recently tried to update my iMac OS to Yosemite as most people had already done it a while ago. it downloaded the package when rebooted to install it. It was stuck with error message. It looks as ...
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How Finder can find this file with long name?

Macbook Air 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 8GB Memory DDR3 OSX Yosemite This is because of the long name, I think: Hans-Jorg Oestern, Otmar Lorenz Trentz, Lorem Ipsum Lorem Vascular Injuries- Trauma ...
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Restricting Command+tab options to only apps that are in the current space

Edit: The original accepted answer is no longer valid for Mavericks. I am keeping it accepted for historical reasons, but all readers using Mavericks should use and up-vote this answer. By ...
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Why can't I easily open web browsers from the terminal application?

In order to run Chrome from the Terminal application, I have to do open -a "Google Chrome" index.html rather than just something like "chrome index.html". The same also seems to be true for ...
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Folders on top, on desktop

Is it possible to get 'folders on top' on the desktop (too) by any plist file hack or third-party app? My desktop (OS X Mavericks) is a bit cluttered and I've already sorted them on kind, but all ...
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Change OSX encryption filevault password to match login pass

When I first setup my OSX laptop, my filevault and user login password were the same. At bootup, I only had to login once (with my username and password). I recently changed my OSX password but my ...
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Unresponsive Keyboard and Trackpad after sleep

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014). Shipped with Yosemitee pre-installed, the version I have is 10.10.1 . I don't have any software installed except Google Chrome, so it is ...
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terminal folder access

having a trouble to access few folders in my root user. For example: cannot access - Ideas Infinitas, Treehouse workshops folders. At the same time I can access test_app and some other folders. My ...
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How do I move a window whose title bar is off-screen?

I encountered a strange problem today. I downloaded FileZilla and on first launch the title bar was above my mouse pointer's reach. Making the window unmovable. Here is a screenshot of my situation. ...
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Have the Retina MacBook Pro GPU Hangs been fixed?

I have an early 2013 15-inch retina Macbook Pro running the latest stable version of Yosemite on which I've encountered the fabled GPU hang-ups, detailed in this question. I'm almost certain I have ...
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Mac shows desktop without menu bar or Dock after updating Snow Leopard

During a system update on my MacBook (Mac OS X 10.6.8) it restarted and during the restart I have got a screen where it looks like the homepage but doesn't have the menu bar at the top or the Dock at ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognize internal SSD

A week ago I inserted a usb cable into my Macbook Pro (late 2013) which resulted in the laptop immediatly shutting down. After a lot of searching how to boot it up again I had to reset the SMC. After ...
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Old Users App Store Account is still active on my computer

I just picked up a used Mac for a great price (I might add but doesn't have much to do with my question); and the old users App Store Account is still linked to him, even though I have everything else ...
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How to Create Images with Yosemite

I have a Mac Mini configured just the way I like it with 10.10.2 installed. I need to deploy that to a bunch of other computers around campus. The usual process for me in the past has been to use an ...
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Is the original photo in an iPhoto library still saved if I trash the photo after dragging it to the desktop?

If I move a photo from iPhoto to the desktop, and then trash, is the original still saved in the library?
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Windows appear in odd places in Yosemite

Since upgrading to Yosemite when it came out, windows in different apps randomly appear in odd places - eg, not connected to their parents window. Here's the Chrome search bar: Sometimes it's ...
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How can one get last wakeup from screen saver time on Mac OS

One can use pmset -g log to get to the info about Wake and Start events of Mac OS. But pmset doesn't seem to make any special assertions to the log when system goes into screen saver mode, and what ...
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Macbook Air 2014 Yosemite “soft freeze”

I have a 2014 Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.2 that is "soft freezing" regularly. By that I mean that the (built-in) keyboard and trackpad do not respond at all anymore, but I can see that if ...
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Homebrew says my Python installation could cause issues and I'm not sure what to do

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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Making Favorites in Finder collapse according to number of items in it

I know favorites can collapse completely but how possible is it to make a dropdown collapse inside the Favorites itself so that when the items reach about 5, it automatically hides all others with a ...
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The “Open” and “Save” system dialogs get taller every time I open them

I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2, and I believe this problem only occurs with Mac OS X Yosemite. Here is the dialog box I am talking about: I just pressed Cmd+S on Ask Different to trigger this dialog. ...
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Key press not registered under high load

When typing on my MBA (Mid 2011, OSX 10.10.2) quite often key presses are not registered when the computer is under higher load. That might happen when having a big js file open in sublime text with ...
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How can I delete my Mail App and re-install it?

My mail app does not give me a viewer window and all File options are greyed out & not available. iMac 3.06 intel core 2 Duo OS X 10.9.4 Mail opens in this state. I have created new user ...
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How to eject my external drive when my Mac refuses because of Spotlight?

I have plugged an external disk to my Mac. Now, I want to eject it. But my Mac stubbornly refuses and says that an application may be using the disk. I have not launched any app neither opened any ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Admin blocked by OS X Yosemite Firewall

I'm experiencing an issue where the Firewall in OS X Yosemite is repeatedly preventing me from launching ARD Admin. Symptoms: Launch ARD and no window appears. I am forced to force-quit the ...
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How to figure out what is causing the ownership of usr/local to change from my-username to root

I use homebrew as a package manager for certain web development app. To keep brew up-to-date I run "update brew" every couple of days and also run "brew doctor." Usually, this is fine and brew tells ...
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Bind a CTRL key to custom button

One of my programs require CTRL key to used very frequently. But it is not very comfortable in my case and I would like to change it to 0 button on the right side of my keyboard. I've been ...
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Apple ID review information

I tried downloading apps with my new Apple ID and it asked me to review it. After filling in the information it shows an error and asks me to insert a billing address with atmost 70 letters or ...
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unable to move files from external usb disk

I have 10.9.4 with a usb external (2tb) disk, formatted with Macos Journalled format. The drive is also a time-machine destination. I am: unable to cmd-drag files to move them to another disk (they ...
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Mac Mini Yosemite Install Reboots Back to Mavericks?

I finally decided to upgrade my Mac Mini HTPC to Yosemite. I run the installer, says it's going to install, reboots, does the spinner for a bit, reboots again and I'm back at the login screen in ...
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MobileBackups is using too much space

I am running short of space on my OS partition for some large files I want to install. I note that du shows 15G /.MobileBackups I have 2 Time Machine drives. One attached to my MacBook Pro (at least ...
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Projects between iMovie iPhone and iMovie OS X synchronised?

I am trying to address the question here about transferring the videos between OS X and iOS from the iMovie perspective. Because iMovie is Apple product, I hope there is some easy synchronisation. ...
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Does my Air have malware if widows pop up when I click on any link?

Every time I click to open a link, other windows start opening. They all want to sell me Detox your Mac or have warnings about how my Mac is at risk or infected. How can I check for malware?
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Migration Assistant won't transfer files from 10.8 to 10.9

I tried to transfer my wife's files from her MacBook, running 10.8.4 to my MacBook Pro running 10.9.5. We have identical logins on both computers. I was using Migration Assistant on both Macs which ...
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Location in Weather Widget is Wrong

The location in the weather widget of the notification center is permanently wrong since September 2014. I was in Ampus for vacation. But today I'm at home and the location is not changing! If I ...
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Adware removal?

I wanted to watch a show on couchtuner.eu (a friend recommended, I hadn't used the website before). I carelessly followed some Java link to update, and…now I have ads everywhere, pop-ups, etc. Ads ...
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Cannot install applications: error code -60008

I am trying to install new applications, but I keep getting this error message from the "Copy" application: The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code ...
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How do I tell if a disk image (.sparseimage) is encrypted?

Is there a way to confirm that an image is encrypted? When I choose "Get info" in Finder, it reveals nothing, and when I use Disk utility I also can't seem to see the information. I know I could try ...
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Photos (OS X Yosemite public beta) – show original in Finder?

I would have expected to be able to right-click (secondary click) on a thumbnail of a picture and have the contextual menu give me the option to show the original picture document in Finder... but ...
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How do I run a jar when I double-click it?

So, I double click on my jar file and it just blinks a window with white screen then it disappears. After that, I right-click and select "Open with jar launcher" it is the same. too. I opened up ...