Applications, either provided by Apple or third-party, which facilitate administrative functions that usually involve working with the operating system or file system

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Mac keeps booting into disk utilities

my mac kept getting stuck on the apple logo when booting up so I went into recovery mode and formatted the disk and installed OS X again. But for some reason it is not booting normally when I switch ...
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Unwrap Finder Folder

I really like the (new-ish) Finder contextual menu option to move selected files into a new folder. I was wondering if the opposite exists too, where a folder is "unwrapped", where the contents are ...
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OSX install DVD showing up as EFI boot on start up

My brother's Mac Pro somehow has all of its utilities missing. Its guts have been taken out. I don't know how this happened, but I'm trying to fix that by creating a Lion DVD or bootable USB. I ...
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Where did the digital color meter go in Yosemite?

I used to have the Digital Color Meter (system app) in my dock, but since updating to Yosemite it doesn't appear in the dock anymore ("?" sign) Did they just move it and Dock cannot find it?
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Trying to reset password holding Command+R, at Startup, goes to Wi-Fi

I am holding Command ⌘R at Startup, but can't access Utilities, it goes directly to Wi-Fi, choose network.
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Flashing question mark when I start my Mac

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204323 I tried everything in here didn't work. I am using a 13" macbookpro retina, latest OS. Stuff I did that might have cause this: I updated 3 apps 1 of them ...
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How do I post a screenshot from Mac OS X Lion on askdifferent?

How do I take a screenshot? On the other Mac I was using, grab was installed, but paying for screenshots seems excessive. System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) ...
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Recursive set creation date of pictures and videos based on filename

I have a folder structure of thousands of pictures and videos. They are all exported and therefore have the same creation date, time. I would like to set the creation date for all the files according ...
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OmniDazzle alternative for modern Macs?

Is there any tool that runs on current Macs providing a flashlight effect to highlight a portion on the screen? In the past I've used OmniDazzle to create screen casts using this effect. On recent OS ...
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OSX: move to archive (compress a folder and remove it)

I'm looking for a way to zip (or 7z) files via a file manager in such a way that the original folder is deleted right after the zipping finished (less clutter when batching compression of multiple ...
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I want software to slow down my typing and increase my accuracy

Problem I'd like to teach myself to type slower and more accurately. Solutions? I was thinking of playing a sound when I press backspace displaying wpm/accuracy in the menubar Aside The reason ...
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New users can't see Apple applications from Utilities folder in Launchpad

I felt like giving my mess of Launchpad icons a fresh start. So I did defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Dock On checking Launchpad, it had appeared to have ...
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Creating ODBC DSN

I want to connect to mongo database form OpenOffice (for example) through Simba ODBC driver. I downloaded this driver on the Mac and now I need to register it and DSN in the system. I installed iODBC ...
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How do I merge folders using finder? [duplicate]

I have a folder (let's name it main-folder and it's mounted via smb) that contains lots of files and subfolders. I want to copy half of the contents of main-folder to a local subfolder (let's call it ...
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A tricky Bootcamp/SSD problem

I have a 2009 unibody Macbook Pro 13". Last year I took out the optical drive, replaced it with the original hard drive and installed a 256GB SSD in its place. I then setup Win7 on a small (75GB) ...
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iPhone FTP utility with automatic backup?

I am searching for an iPhone utility / application with an FTP client that can do automatic backup without user intervention. More specifically, I'd expect to configure the utility once and specify (...
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Which of the GNU coreutils applications are included in the MacPorts coreutils package?

In general, I would like to know if there are any discrepancies between the MacPorts coreutils and the GNU coreutils, and how I might go about answering this question myself. In particular, I don't ...
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Why is 'xattr' not working?

When I attempt to execute xattr in Terminal, I get Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/xattr-2.7", line 33, in <module> import xattr ImportError: No module named xattr ...
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Free screen grabber for OS X

I'm looking for an app that lets me capture a rectangle, puts it up to an image bin, and puts a link to the image into my clipboard. Dropbox does this, with one problem: it doesn't link to the image. ...
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Rename various folders ignoring current name with Better Finder Rename

I have the following folders trip to xxx folder-temp pic-temp my-xxx-videos I wanna rename all the folders to "my-folders1", "my-folders2" and so on. I am using better finder rename but I don't ...
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OSX Utilities downloads installer then goes back to start

Yesterday I had what seems to have been some hard drive malfunction. The disk cannot be verified or repaired and suggests that I reinstall OS X. I've backed up my files and in the recovery utilities ...
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Tool for randomized signatures

Is there a tool for randomizing signatures (for 10.8/.9)? I.e. I'd like to maintain a list a signatures (e.g. with different quotes, etc) and swap them randomly or every such-and-such minutes. I'm ...
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How to bulk rename in OS X with my requirements

Is there a utility that can rename filters in multiple subfolders and then rename the files inside sequentially? E.g. I select my-pictures and it'll do its magic and sequentially rename all the files ...
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Can't select option in OSX Utilities

I'm having a pretty bizarre problem in OSX Mavericks. I'm attempting to install a fresh version of the OS, so I boot to OSX Utilities (Cmd+R). The option that I'm looking for is listed (re-install ...
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Help me reset the terminal after sudo command mistake

I recently installed a cracked version of a program and it instructed me to block outgoing connections by following the instructions below. Step 1 Click the "Go" menu, select "Utilities," and then ...
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Map Fn + Esc key to Esc key

I am using a PC keybroad on a Mac, the funniest thing is on this KB, to use the Esc key, I need to press Fn + Esc So, are there any tool I can remap the keys such that I can use the Esc without the ...
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How can I get Launchbar to open the Wireless Diagnostic app?

I use Launchbar Version 5.5 (1008) to start programs from the keyboard and can't figure out how to start one specific app that comes with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 Build 12E55. Has anyone figured out how ...
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Ditto's equivalent in Mac [duplicate]

can you help me find an equivalent clipboard management programs in OS X? I am used to how Ditto- clipboard manager (copy-paste stack) works and was unable to search for a replacement using "ditto ...
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Where is the screen shot (aka grabber or grab) app?

I haven't used my Mac in a while (I'm a Ubuntu user). Where is that grabber app? I don;'t see it under applications or settings
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What utilities should I put on an emergency recovery drive or SD card?

I've recently made an emergency recovery SD card for my MacBook Pro. Right now, all it has is a clone of the internal drive's recovery partition, and an encrypted sparsebundle with my 1Password file. ...
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Do any OS X apps ease Search and Replace across multiple files?

I'm looking for an OS X tool which allows me to search and replace a search string in multiple files. The requirements are the following: Search and Replace Search by regular expression Search ...
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What program can print source code well on OS X?

I am looking for an OS X application to nicely format and print source code from a variety of programming languages. Line numbers would be nice Constant width font Printing the contents of the ...
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Is there a utility for mac that shows the information of an SSD like the health etc…?

I am wondering if there is a utility for the mac that allows you to see the details of an SSD like the health of the drive, TBW (total bites written), how many running hours etc... In researching for ...
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How to replace Mac OS X utilities with GNU core utilities?

I found there is some differences between the utility command I used on the mac OSX and linux. I want to make my experience united. How could I replace all my mac utilities with GNU utilities?
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What screen capture tools can copy the image path to the clipboard after a snap?

Can anyone recommend a screen capture tool that can: save a capture as a file, and... copy the path to that file to the clipboard? The first part is easy, but I can't find a utility that does the ...
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What programs exist to find and delete “orphan files” left after deleting an Application?

I have transferred my system from Mac to Mac for over 15 years. I have preference files and other plists lurking around in my system for programs I tested years ago. Is there a smart program that ...
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Is otool removed in Mountain Lion?

I can't find /usr/bin/otool any more in Mountain Lion. Does anybody know why otool is removed? Is there any alternative for otool in Mountain Lion.
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Open terminal window on a particular folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Finder location? On Windows there is a utility which opens the command prompt on a particular folder. Basically ...
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Is there a GUI SSH client for OS X?

I know that SSH from the command line is easy enough, but would like to give my students that use OS X a GUI option. Is there a PuTTY equivalent for the Mac?
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Learn about basic OS X applications

I have been a Windows user and have recently started using OS X (I have Snow Leopard on my machine). I wanted to learn about the basic applications in OS X (e.g. Terminal) and other commonly or some ...
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App for analyzing installers

Is there an app which shows contents of a .pkg file and shows which files an installer copies to my mac, what scripts it runs and so on?
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What are “dmgpart” files and what tools can create, merge, or manage them?

I downloaded something that came as three large files: One was a *.dmg (a disk image file, which I expected) and two more were *.dmgpart files, which I haven't happened to see before – I never ...
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Howto merge files after using split command from terminal?

I've split a large file with the split command from a terminal and copied it from a usb-stick to my macbook. This results in couple of files named 'xaa', 'xab', 'xac'. How do I merge them together ...
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Freeware for tiling windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? I've seen many, many utilities for resizing windows (BST, Moom, Divvy, SizeUp...) but I wanted to know if there were any ...
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Is there a (free) graphical SSH file transfer client for Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X? I'm looking for an SSH client that includes drag and drop file transfer functionality. I'm aware of CyberDuck, but it's a ...
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Silencing the Memory slot utility

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro with 24Gb of ram, quite the nice feeling. When I booted up the system again, I got this message : Quite nice I thought, seems the memory is working as it should. And ...
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Is there an app that will track “Time since last full charge” on OS X?

I am trying to troubleshoot battery life issues in OS X Lion on my MBA13. Is there an app (or hidden system information) that can tell me how long my computer has been on since last full charge. I am ...
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How can I get a list of programs installed on an iPad?

I'm using a rental iPad2 this week and it came with a lot of cool pre-installed programs. When I get my iPad2 back next week I'm thinking of installing some of these programs. Is there an app or tool ...
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Why would you choose Alfred over Spotlight?

Mac OS X is already loaded with Apple Spotlight, why use Alfred? What does Alfred bring to the table that Spotlight doesn't?
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Can I continue to use a Mac while Carbon Copy Cloner is cloning its HDD?

Carbon Copy Cloner is taking 2.5-3 hrs to work its mojo these days. I suspect this has something to do with the switch to Lion (the same process took 20 mins on SL.) In any case, is it advisable to ...