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Where can I find my background image on a backup drive?

I've created a backup (not time machine, just a bootable copy) of my hard drive before I upgraded to Yosemite today. After upgrading, my desktop image disappeared. No problem, right? Since the old ...
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iPhoto AlbumData.xml OriginalPath vs ImagePath

In the AlbumData.xml for some images in the Master Image List exists OriginalPath and ImagePath like: <key>94734</key> <dict> ... some lines deleted ... ...
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How launchd StartInterval behaves after long sleep?

I have a 21,600secs (4hours) job using launchd.plist. I have 2 mac, main and sub. With main mac, my plist works fine. But with sub mac, which is wakes up 3~4 times per week, my plist does not seems ...
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Launchd unloading LaunchDaemon

I have a script scheduled to run as LaunchDaemon. Script runs fine when launched manually through terminal. I have two commands sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.test.plist sudo ...
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Mac Terminal view is Screen Sharing is Enabled

Is there a way to use Terminal to check to see if Screen Sharing/Remote Desktop is enabled? Or is there a file which will have a YES/NO of it? The one catch; it must work without sudo or admin ...
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make custom user agent change permanent

I need to navigate a site that makes use of javascript that checks for user agent and only permits IE9.0 (don't ask). I am using safari and can set IE 9 in the user agent submenu of the develop menu. ...
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Where does the OS X routing table come from?

Trying to find out where the initial routing configuration for OS X is stored (plist, or wherever), and what happens at startup to read that configuration and configure the network interface(s).
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How to make an app as default opener for particular file extension

I am making an app in python named cipherc on mac osx 10.9 This app opens a file type of extension “.secure” Now, in local system, for already present .secure file, its default file opener is some ...
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Shared section does not show on finder

Even checking all entries in the finder preferences, the section SHARED never shows up. So far this is what I tired: I killed the daemon running the preferences, cfprefsd, then I removed ...
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How should I organise my plist? [closed]

I'm creating a game where the player can unlock worlds, where they can unlock levels within those worlds, each levels has a highscore, and so on. I was wondering in which way should I store this ...
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What is “com.JWVD.cbcache.plist”?

I'm trying to solve some problems and have run across a few things in Etrecheck of which I cannot determine the origin. One such item is the Launch Daemon "com.JWVD.cbcache.plist". Does anyone know ...
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Is it possible to remove Web Searches from Spotlight?

when I am searching anything with spotlight a category Web Searches appears at the bottom of the results. Clicking these links Safari opens and would search the web or wikipedia. But I never use these ...
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Can't trace origin of corrupted preference file

I keep getting a corrupted preference file that auto-regenerates. I can't seem to pin it to any recent downloads and google has not been my friend. org.stereovision.exploration.plist Can't tell if ...
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How to add custom extension for QuickLook?

Does anybody know of a method of previewing .WebM files in QuickLook? I've searched on google but didn't find anything helpful.
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Do OS-X app bundles always contain Info.plist - CFBundleExecutable?

I wonder if OS-X app bundles always have a Info.plist - CFBundleExecutable configuration? Thank you in advance for answers.
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Feasible to check out XML file from QuickLook?

How can I use QuickLook to check out XML file? I just want to quickly check out the contents of a file and don't have to open it in a format that can be subsequently modified, such as in TextEdit or ...
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Modifying .plist with shell changes .plist order

I wrote a simple shell command and saved it as .command. The shell command is simply: defaults write /Users/Milo/Desktop/MyPlist "My Key" "My Entry". The issue that I'm having is that after running ...
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Change plist and make it stick

I'm sure I can get into all sorts of trouble by doing this, but that's what this site is all about right? I found a key in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist called TopSitesGridArrangement ...
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“Menu Extras” folder icons are blank

When accessing the System/library/CoreServices/Menu Extras folder, all of the icons are blank(white page, right corner turned down) and none will open. If I right-click, I have the following options: ...
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How daylight saving changes are handled in launchd to make sure it execute the the jobs as scheduled through plist?

Since August 2013, I am using Mac Mini with OS X version 10.8.2 as my web server (MAMP stack). I have a few launchd scheduled jobs scheduled through plist. Everything was working fine until Nov 3, ...
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What is more predominant, PyObjC or PlistBuddy?

I'm writing a script that will update an Xcode project's Info.plist. This script will be distributed to clients. In order to do this, I'd like to know what tools are more appropriate if I need to ...
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Set service keyboard shortcut and have change take effect programtically

I have the following script to set a services shortcut: set serviceName to "(null) - VimAnywhere - runWorkflowAsService" set libPrefPath to POSIX path of (path to preferences folder from user domain ...
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Copying .plist files to new installation

I’m trying to create some sort of a system where I can have my current settings available for every new machine I set up. I’ve used options like the ones found in popular .osx file for hidden and ...
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Apple Mail / Maps 'NSWindow Frame' .plist

Does anyone know where this string is located for Mail/Maps on Mavericks? I looked in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist and it only lists a few entries, no NSWindow Frame. Cannot find for ...
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Window Position Makes Applications Open Off-Screen | Mavericks

I am having trouble with applications reopening halfway off-screen on my second display in Mavericks. Is this a bug? or a preferences/settings issue? I like many apps to launch on the second ...
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What methods can be used to find hidden options in OSX softwares?

I was wondering what methods can be used to find hidden options in OSX software. I regularly stumble upon hidden options that can be added in the .plist preferences files (using defaults write), but ...
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Disable bluetooth if not on AC plist

I'm trying to modify launcher script (got it from this website sometime earlier and it was working for wifi). Since I also got mac wireless keyboard, I use it only while working long hours on desk ...
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Can't delete .plist files from Trash

I have a program which, when deleting any app, also deletes the extra files and junk as well; including .plist files. Normally this works great though, this time around I've had a few files which ...
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Dynamically setting HOME environment variable in a launchd script?

Continue from this topic, I ended up with: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Allow application to control computer (assistive devices) on Mavericks via Terminal?

I'm currently working on automated instalation of Mavericks 10.9. I have NetBoot set up. Everything works OK untill I want to execute Applescript. Since the release of new version I need to manually ...
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Preference files for system-wide configuration

Is it possible to set a system wide configuration for Java site permissions in Safari 6.1. I know that to set system wide preferences you have to have the plist file in the /Library/Preferences ...
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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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On Mavericks, in the Finder in List view, column widths keep changing

I'm on OS X Mavericks. In Finder, I use the "List" view. In this view, since upgrading to Mavericks, the column widths keep changing. Basically, the Name column expands to fill the window up, when you ...
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How can I remove the window size restrictions on iTunes 11.1.3 in Mavericks?

I'm trying to make the iTunes window narrower than the 700px default minimum window width (I don't care about the possible negative side effects). I read a previous post that stated that this could ...
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Getting launchd to read program arguments correctly

I have a launchd script where the command I'm trying to run is erroring (apparently that's not a word, it is now), complaining of improper usage. The specific error I'm getting is the command's usage ...
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Why do I have a dozen copies of certain preference file in my ~/Library/Preferences folder?

I found the file .Globalpreferences.plist in my ~/Library/Preferences folder, but I also found the same file with seven characters appended to the .plist extension. For example: ...
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Where does Messages.app store its “Play sound effects” setting?

I'm trying to write a script to configure the system and various apps to my liking, mostly via defaults write. I got stuck with Messages' Play sound effects setting (under General). I think this ...
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How do I set environment variables on OS X?

I have always difficulties setting the environment variables on Mac like JAVA_HOME, M2_HOME or PATH. How to set these on Mavericks OS X? I did some research but the answers I've found didn't really ...
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launchd keeps restarting my binary in /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools

I am looking to install a privileged helper tool using SMJobBless. My plist only contains the MachServices key and RunAtLoad key. The RunAtLoad is set to true as I want to be launched automatically ...
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Edit plist file for TextEdit

I need to edit plist file of TextEdit (TextEdit/Contents/plist.info) for doing this, using Xcode. But TextEdit says that I've got no permission for edit I've tried to get more permission for me, ...
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My Launch Daemon doesn't work despite returning a 0 status

For some reason, the launch daemon I created will not run successfully at system boot. I have tried it as a launch agent but that also doesn't work. This is my plist located in ...
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Where is the preference list for “open with” applications?

I'm getting an (error code -10813) when trying to set file extensions to open with a certain app in Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Where is the plist file that has those preferences so that I can delete it and ...
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What exactly is the purpose of TimeOut key in launchd plist?

What exactly is the purpose of 'TimeOut' key in launchd plist? I thought a program specified through the first parameter of ProgramArguments will be executed after waiting seconds specified as the ...
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Trouble opening plist files in text editor

From Finder, I can preview a plist file without any difficulties. For example, using Quick Look with ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist I get a nice preview of its contents: However, ...
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OSX 10.8 - How to keep a custom dock for all users that login

I have an iMac with OSX 10.8, joined to a work domain. I want to get create a custom dock and save it so all users will see my custom dock when they log in. I've done some Google searches and ...
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Where is a full (complete) list of defaults domains and parameters?

I found several long lists with defaults, settings, but never a complete one with a reference to developers.apple.com. Is there any such list to find? If not, which is the longest/systematic/complete ...
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How are colorschemes represented in OS X Terminal.app Settings Files?

I'm interested in moving color values I've created for OS X Terminal to applications on other platforms, such as Linux. I'm familiar with the usual methods of representing color values like RGB, HSB, ...
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What are launchd's LaunchAgents directories for?

I created some job plist files and put them in ~/Library/LaunchAgents. Now I don't see the point of this special directory (see launchd manpage). When I want to load a job, I have to specify a whole ...
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Submitting job to launchd gives error “no plist returned”, “nothing found to load”

I'm writing my first launchd plist. When I try to load it with the following command: $ launchctl load com.Test01.plist launchctl: no plist was returned for: com.Test01.plist nothing found to load ...
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Export or list system settings that deviate from defaults

I am looking to generate something similar to this osx settings script. I'm not having any luck finding ways to perform a diff between system defaults and my customized settings. Anyone know of a ...