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Android File Transfer fails continuously copying files to the SD card over USB in Android Lollipop

Android File Transfer fails to copy showing the following message: Another symptom is that the copy is not continuous. It freezes after copying a few megabytes during a couple of seconds. I also ...
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How to make an AppleScript app locate itself?

I've been messing around with this cool AppleScript scripting language and I have yet another question. How to make an AppleScript app locate itself?Like something like this (that obviously doesn't ...
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Paste stops working (“CFPasteboardRef: Lock timeout”)

Pasting from the clipboard stopped working on my Mac. Nothing is pasted, and the following line appears many time in syslog. Apr 5 **:**:** *** com.apple.WebKit.WebContent[6583] <Warning>: ...
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OpenVPN JSON error after upgrading to El Capitan

After upgrading to El Captian, OpenVPN displays the following error when attempting a connection: "JSONDialog: Error running jsondialog". I'm using OpenVPN version 2.0.9.201. How do I get OpenVPN to ...
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Mac menubar not showing some icons?

i'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 on macbook air 2014 early, and i'm not seeing some icons on menu bar and folder and pretty much on browsers too., i have been trying to look whats wrong on systems ...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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In which part of the ios would the auto-erase feature be implemented and how?

I followed the apple-FBI thing a bit and am super curious how they implemented the auto-erase feature. Reading their documentation, linked bellow, it seems like it is as simple as erasing a key that ...
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change screen resolution with AppleScript

How can I change change screen resolution using AppleScript? If AppleScript can't do it, what about Terminal? I tried with examples at How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina ...
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How do I force a partition and format on a USB key in OS X Mountain Lion Disk Utility or from CLI diskutil?

I have a brand new Memorex TravelDrive 64GB USB disk which is being troublesome. It's formatted FAT16 on MBR, which is not so nice, and I'd like to put it on HFS+. I've tried to do this through ...
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Mac El Capitan - Keyboard in VM's stopped working

I upgraded my Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan and apps, keyboard and trackpad had been working fine. I used my Mac to Windows RDP into a Windows server and was able to perform all commands using both ...
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How do I know if I need a new hard drive?

I just received a MacBook Pro from somebody else because it was running too slow. Booting up takes about 4 minutes. I have tried formatting the drive and reinstalling the operating system from ...
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How to select the Bluetooth device using command line?

I have two Bluetooth trackpads, one at work and one at home. Is there a way to select one or the other from the command line. My current workflow is going up to the bluetooth menu, hovering over to ...
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Can someone kindly explain this paragraph?

One of the problems with iPhone/iPad cables is that they get bent and damaged. There is a smart idea floating around about a magnetic cable similar to the MacBook one. The lightening connected is ...
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Using External hard disk on Macbook

Am using macbook air with OS X El Capitan. I am using a Windows 7 VM too in my macbook. I usually download video files using torrents and store it in the macbook. When i copied these movies to an ...
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Symbolic link to Emacs 24 not working

I like to create a bin directory in my home directory and make it the first item in my $PATH. I then create symbolic links to override the default MacOS installed version of certain apps. I have done ...
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How can I connect a Mac Mini to a VGA monitor?

I have a Mac Mini and want to connect it to my Lenovo L2230 monitor. I've read instructions about connecting a MacBook Air to a VGA monitor but I can't translate it to my situation. At present the ...
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How to record both screen and sound with Quicktime on El Capitan?

I'm trying to record both what's happening on screen and the audio being played by the applications. To my surprise, QuickTime did not record the sound. I believe it worked before in previous OS X ...
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My iPod can only charges with AC power, not USB

A repair company changed my charger port on my iPod Touch 5. Since then when I connect to AC, it charges perfectly but when I connect to my PC with USB, nothing happens. I tried with iPad: the cable ...
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Using the home (house) button in Logitech K400 keyboard

I've just bought the Logitech K400 keyboard/trackpad combo. The volume buttons above the keyboard works just fine. But the home button (that has a small "house" icon) doesn't do anything on OS X Lion. ...
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Flagged emails keep returning and won't synchronize between Apple Mail and Gmail

I've had this problem before and can't recall how I managed to fix it last time. I use Apple Mail to access my Gmail and normally flagged emails show up correctly. Starred emails in Gmail equate to ...
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Format cells as date time in iOS Excel app

I'm using the Microsoft Excel app (version 1.2) in an iPhone 6 (iOS 9.3.1). How can I format a cell in a cell so it appears in date time format, e.g. "03/05/16 17:49"?
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How to record soundflower from OS X?

I want to record the build-in sound of my Mac computer without using speakers. I want to record directly the sound of my computer. Tutorials shows me that I must do it in System Preferences, but in ...
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Does Windows, running on latest Apple computers, see boot disk partitioned as MBR or GPT?

From my understanding, the newest apple computers boot Windows in EFI mode. Traditionally, Windows has seen the boot disk as an MBR partitioned disk. In fact, the boot disk (i.e. /dev/disk0) has aways ...
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Shortcut for [return] key

How do I make a keyboard shortcut for the return key? For example, if I pressed ~ it would press return for me. I'd like to do this without applescript. Is this possible, or will I have to buy a ...
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Better Android File Transfer program

I need a way to hook up my android phone to my Mac and generate preview of the files when they reside on the device. The Android File Transfer program lacks view by icon. That is, I cannot see ...
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Unexpected response form IDMS Server

I keep trying to login to the Apple Community Forums, but I get the error: Sorry, could not complete request because: Unexpected response form IDMS Server It will not let me log in. I'm on a ...
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OSX Bind SSL certificate to local port

I have a local http service application running on OSX that I want to access on https instead. The service itself is easily configured to require https, but the local bit is causing trouble. On ...
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How to Restrict iOS Wifi Settings from being Changed?

I have iPad Mini 3 with iOS 8. I set the restrictions under Settings > General > Restrictions but some important settings are not covered like WiFi, Proxy and DNS settings. How can I restrict WiFi ...
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Mid 2010 MBP not powering?

I have a slightly battered Mid 2010 MBP that's all of a sudden not powering on, I'm still getting a green light on charger when plugged in etc. I'm unsure if the dc-in board has failed and needs ...
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How to make [return] behave as a [return] within Messages, Skype…

I am using Messages on both Macs & iPhones and I am typing a lot of E-mails. Within all these environment I am used to the normal behaviour of the return key. Within Messages this key doesn't ...
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No method to install OS X system on to Mid 2011 imac 27"

Mid 2011 imac 27", which had a new hard drive installed afew months back. Since having a bad crash, the system had corrupt but seem get stuck in boot cycle on startup. I ran fsck on the hard drive but ...
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Process completed immediately after opening Terminal

After I open Terminal in OS X: Last login: Tue Oct 28 10:29:21 on ttys000 login(14773,0x7fff7572f300) malloc: * error for object 0x7fd4bb715110: pointer being freed was not allocated * set a ...
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HFS+ Partition of Mac OSX is not recognized in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I installed triple systems (Mac, Windows, Linux) on my Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 with rEFInd boot loader. Hfs+ partition used to be visible in Windows 8.1 Bootcamp. But after updating to Windows ...
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How to capture audio with Quicktime Screen Recording

I need to create a bunch of screencasts for my work. I was going to use Quicktime to do this but when I choose New Screen Recording to do this the audio is never captured. How can Quicktime be made ...
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MacBook Air screen goes black

I bought a MacBook Air in October. It worked fine for a month until the screen randomly started going black. It happened frequently and the Macbook was shipped 3 different times to Apple repair but ...
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OS X : Terminal command to turn ON/OFF SSH server

I know how to turn on SSH server from System preferences :- (System preferences -> Sharing -> Remote Login ) Now I am looking for a terminal command for the same. By knowing it I can use the ...
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Copy to clipboard from Tmux in El Capitan

I am quite happy with the Terminal changes in El Capitan (see e.g. this question). However, i can't figure out how to enable copying to system clipboard from within Tmux. For instance, now that I am ...
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Dock lost icons

Not quite sure what happened here, but my dock now looks as follows: Any ideas?
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Any nice, stable ways to keep a window 'Always on top' on the Mac?

I am looking for a stable way to keep any window 'always on top' on OSX. Afloat, an app that does that requires SIMBL/easySIMBL, which it seems is not very stable. Are there any better solutions? ...
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I am an admin but several preferences are grey and say “your system administrator has not given you access to this preference pane”

I have admin rights on my mac laptop at work. In the last several days I have lost access to several system preference pane items. Most notably "security and privacy" and notifications. The icons ...
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iTunes randomly freezes on startup on Windows 7

I'm running iTunes 11.4.0.18 (the latest available version) on Windows 7 x64; for reference, I've been having this problem for months, and even on the computer I had before this one, which I replaced ...
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Why does the Terminal app icon show an unread message?

For the first time in roughly three years, the Terminal app icon in the dock shows that red new message overlay. To the right, the same happens with Thunderbird which I am used to as I do have ...
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How to clean install OSX without formatting drive?

What's the best way to clean install (not upgrade) OSX (from 10.10 to 10.11) without formatting my drive? This is a MBPr with a 1TB internal, where I have 700GB of media that I would like to leave on ...
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Mission Control to pin different Firefox applications to different desktops

Using Mission Control I create 2 Desktops. If I create 2 different Firefox launcher files (Firefox1.app and Firefox2.app), I want to pin one Firefox1.app to Desktop-1 and Firefox2.app to Desktop-2. So ...
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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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Creating a Windows 8 bootable usb on Mac 10.6.8 without BootCamp?

I'm running 10.6.8 and when I try to use BootCamp, it tells me I need "at least 10GB of free space", which is interesting since I have 21GB of free space. However, trying to fix this issue has seemed ...
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Remove background blur effect on Yosemite login screen

Does anyone know how to disable blurring of the log in screen background images? I know it's a long shot, but I really miss being able to see my pretty background images :(
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Internet Account [on hold]

I have registered my google account from my university domain account now i passed out from university and my uni account is deactivate i want to change my first account with one another account. it ...
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iTunes is changing the number/order of tracks in an album when it loads into my iPod. I want the tracks to stay in order

iTunes changes the number (and therefore) the order of tracks in an album when make a new playlist. Therefore, I cannot listen to an album in the correct order. I want the tracks to stay in order when ...
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Xcode failed to open with error: Scanning for plug-ins failed

I went to get onto Xcode, but when I tried to open it, I got this error: Scanning for plug-ins failed. I tried re-installing Xcode, but that did not solve the issue. Why did this start happening ...

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