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OS X. Should I quit apps or close windows (red cross button behavior)?

I've googled a lot about X button, that doesn't quit app, but simply close the window. And haven't found a clear answer. Should I quit apps or close windows, letting apps work in background? Do open ...
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Hard disk space usage goes from 96% to 100% one minute after restart

I have a mid 2014 MacBook Pro 13" (MacBookPro11,1) with 128 GB SSD. I have a lot of applications that I use that won't work on a external hard drive, so I always have issues with space. But going from ...
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Specifying which processes can be terminated if hardware resources become scarce

I typically tax the limits of my computer systems' system resources, and "obtain the appropriate hardware to perform the kind of computing you require" is not the solution I am interested in for the ...
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Open resource from inside the bundle using c++ / qt

I have a Qt app set as a bundle, and it requires a resources database. If I place it inside the bundle, how do I open it ? The app was created in Windows, and in Windows and Linux, I can use the path ...
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How to extract keyboard layout icon

I need to get those flag icons: Question is How do I do it? As far I've tried : searching the web for them (duh..), extracting them from Ukelele package (only non-retina ones are there), (...
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How to get the content of a Resource Fork?

I want to get the stored resource fork. In PHP, I'm trying to: system('DeRez' . $_icon . ' | perl -ne \'m|/\* (.*) \*/| && print $1; END {print "\n"}\', $content); which in Terminal really ...
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Which process is eating my connection?

I found something is eating 100KB of my rx Internet connection. Doing iftop I found that most data is coming from 69.31.72.192. Running this command line: lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " " | uniq ...
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how do I create a resource (room) in Exchange so it can be viewed like a calendar using iCal/Calendar?

We use Exchange 2010 and a mix of Macs and Windows PCs. However we are 75% or more Mac users. Most using Macs use iCal/Calendar and not Outlook. We can create a resource/room that shows up in the ...
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How to extract/rip audio contents of an .exe?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I've looked around for a solution, but never got any where by chance. Basically I need to rip or extract audio files from an PC executable file (.exe), there is ...
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Is there a way to limit the resources an application is allowed to use

I'd like to know if there is any way to limit the system resources (CPU/Memory) an application can consume. Im using Mac OS 10.7 Applications like Adobe Lightroom and Chrome can be pretty mean ...
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How can I salvage macos resource forks when copying from a non hybrid ISO 9660 Rockridge CD

I have a set of ten years old archive CD-ROMs burnt on a OS9 Mac system by (potentially) choosing wrong options by a colleague. If mounted on the desktop of a recent MacOSX System (eg. 10.5.8 to 10.7) ...
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What are some good resources for learning how to AppleScript with Xcode 4.3.2?

I AppleScript quite a bit and I'd like to start working with Xcode 4.3.2, so that I can expand the functionality of the things I'm writing. However, I have no idea how to use Xcode, nor how to ...
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Is there an Apple list of terminal based tweaks?

Googling for terminal tweaks shows sites this one which show how to tweak OS X via the Terminal. Are there any Apple or exhaustive lists of these settings anywhere on the net?
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Confusion on Metadata | Named Forks | Extended Attributes | Resource Fork — HFS+

I think there is some general confusion on the relation between all four of these items scattered throughout the web. I wanted to get this straightened out. Are named forks the same as extended ...
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Is there an online resource with lots of iOS system icons?

By this, I mean the dock, the "X" button for app icons, the lock screen slider, etc. Any file format is fine, but I'd like them to be at least the normal resolution.
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gpg-agent + launchd maxing out cpu overnight.. plus other stability oddness lately.. any ideas why?

I woke up this morning to my MBP whizzing along (i.e. the fan that is). Looking at Activity Monitor, I saw gpg-agent taking up 97% of cpu, and launchd taking 60%, plus maybe one or two that were also ...
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limit resource use of java app

I'm using the 'Diablo' app to mine bitcoins on my work computer. But since I need to use that computer, I don't want it to consume all my resources as it is wont to do. Anyway to limit it to use ...
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Good resources for those transitioning to Mac OS X from Windows

I'm going to be getting a new MacBook laptop as part of the PhD programme I've just started, but have never used Macs before in my life. I'm quite an advanced computer user (running an informal ...
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Books or Info about Mac OS X under the hood

Can somebody point me in the direction of books, sites, articles, ... to learn everything about Mac OS X "under the hood"? In other words to learn more about the kernel, the system. ps.: About Snow ...