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My keyboard can only produce 95 characters?

I have heard from multiple sources that a standard QWERTY keyboard can produce 96 different characters, not counting the option key characters. Here is a picture of my keyboard: I highlighted in ...
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How to use Boot Camp Assistant to create a dual OS X, Ubuntu system?

I would like to use Boot Camp Assistant to partition my HD, reserving around 30 GB for Ubuntu. I would then have a dual OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu Linux system. This used to be fairly easy. Boot Camp ...
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Why does “effective. Power” text crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via iMessage it ...
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1answer
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iMessage keeps crashing after “effective. Power” text

There was this chain message going around that if you send it to someone it shuts off their phone and starts it up again. 2 or 3 people sent to me at the same time and since then my iMessage keeps ...
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1answer
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How to stop finder copying files to a second hard disk

Is there any way to to tell Finder to default to moving rather than copying files from my main system disk to another disk? My main system disk is too small and I have a secondary 'main' disk which I ...
0
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1answer
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Ping respects hosts overrides - but browsers don't, in spite of DNS cache flushes

I have a baffling problem. Browsers on my system (10.10.3 Yosemite) don't respect overrides included in my hosts file. This includes Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. I have tried rebooting, clearing ...
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2answers
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How to troubleshoot WLAN WPA2/WPA not working after updating to OSX 10.8.4?

I've tried to update my macbook pro to osx 10.8.4. While my macbook rebooted, it said, that the update failed. After this failed update, my Mac will no longer connect to my TL-WR841N router. I ...
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4answers
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Is there any free screencasting software?

I am searching for an OK and free screencasting app to finally start LP-ing. The app doesn't have to record sound because I can do that sort of stuff with Audacity. Recently tried out "Copernicus", a ...
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3answers
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How to export photos from the new Photos app in full quality?

I noticed that the new Photos.app reduces image size on export. If I drag & drop a photo from the Photos library, the size is reduced by at least 50%. How do I get rid of this behavior and ...
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What causes PDF file size to increase when saving in Preview?

It seems that making edits, annotations, or even just opening and saving a PDF file in Preview will cause a significant increase in file size. I've noticed that for some books I've scanned this also ...
3
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6answers
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Mouse Pointer Locator

Due to a stroke, I have had some vision impairment in that I sometimes have a hard time locating my mouse pointer on the screen. I have tried making the mouse pointer larger which helps but is still ...
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1answer
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cellular network not working in iPhone 4S after update of iOS 8

I have iPhone 4S was working perfectly on iOS 7.0.1. After updating to 8.1.2, cellular networks fail often on my iPhone 4S. I've performed these steps: restore it from iTunes downgraded to 8.1.1 ...
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1answer
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What do the Software Update options do?

In Yosemite the App Store System Preferences pane has automatic updates for a few separate items: "Install App updates" "Install OS X updates" "Install system data files and security updates" App ...
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0answers
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Applescript to click menu item in Lightroom 5

I am using a script found elsewhere on this site. But I can't figure out how to modify it to fit my use. As written the script activates the submenu I need but I can't figure out how to click an ...
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0answers
209 views

How to disable “Health” app and retrieve the space?

Device: iPhone 5S OS: iOS 8.3 I disabled the track of footprint by disabling the "Sports and Fit" in the "Privacy" setting. Then I deleted all data stored in the "Health" app. When I checked the ...
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3answers
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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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1answer
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On iPhone, Gmail “new email” notifications keep appearing in lock screen?

On my iPhone, for the Gmail app, I sometimes get "new email" notifications on my lock screen that were from hours ago even when I cleared them (I unlocked the device after they appeared). Even when ...
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3answers
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How can I change a defunct Apple ID email address?

I never changed my student email account to which all app purchases have been made. I just upgraded to iOS 5, and it requires to authenticate the iCloud, by verifying an email sent to the now defunct ...
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1answer
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Free FORTRAN compiler - or one that does not have to be updated all the time

I have paid some good money to buy the "Intel Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran OS X" - The problem is that, whenever the OS changes (i.e., from Lion to Mountain Lion to Mavericks to ...
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apple id has been disabled for security reason [on hold]

apple id is disabled for security reason...I have not sign in to my yahoo account since long time.that's why my id was disabled please give me solution to reactive my apple id..Regards
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iMessage won't activate!

I have had my iOS 7 update for about a week now. Today I noticed I couldn't send or recieve messages. It says "Waiting for Activation" and iMessage won't turn on! It also won't let me press my phone ...
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0answers
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Sending books to kindle

This is what I currently do to read books on my kindle paperwhite using my android phone.i want to perform the same activity using my ipad. Can you please help or provide a way to do the same on ios ...
0
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0answers
47 views

Trackpad not responding to clicks after macbook air wake from sleep

I have strange problem since two or three days with macbook air running osx 10.10.3 yosemite. When I finish working I just close the lid and macbook goes into sleep mode. When I open the lid again it ...
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1answer
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Export PATH directly from command line in Yosemite--where is my PATH?

I want to use the latest version of git which I installed via Homebrew, so I needed to change my PATH variable to ensure OS X uses the Homebrew version instead of the outdated version that ships with ...
0
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1answer
63 views

All my iMessages were deleted

My iPod Touch ran out of battery and died for a short time. When I plugged it back in and it turned back on, all of my conversations on iMessage had been deleted. I still have the contacts but all of ...
1
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2answers
2k views

The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk is damaged and can't be repaired

My relative was attempting to upgrade her Macbook Pro and it failed. Everytime the laptop boots up, it brings up OS X Installer. The Installer never completes installation because it says the disk is ...
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0answers
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mid-2014 rMBP multiple monitors

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina with the Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB GPU running Yosemite. Current setup: 1x 27" Thunderbolt Display 1x 27" Cinema Display I went to connect another non-Apple monitor to ...
0
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0answers
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Macbook Pro Sluggish - VTDecoderXPCService & Safari

After upgrading to Yosemite my Macbook Pro (2012) is just incredibly slow and sluggish. It's Safari and VTDecoderXPCService - which is some kind of sandbox item for quicktime. However, I can't figure ...
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0answers
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How does FileVault 2 recovery key stored in iCloud work?

When requested during the full disk encryption process, one option is to store the recovery key in your iCloud account. I stored mine in iCloud, but frankly I'm confused as when I look at the drive ...
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0answers
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Is this a new virus or adware/malware signature? How do I resolve this?

Since the last 12 hours or so, I've been facing a virus that's somewhat peculiar. When I open websites, and click any link on those websites, I get a new pop-up tab that opens a link from ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Can't resize external hard drive partition

I remember very clearly back when I formatted the drive, that I chose everything that St. Steve prescribed me to, GPT table, HFS+ partitions, even though other platforms can't write to HFS+. Now, ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Set timeout when falling asleep before network disconnects

I'm using OS X Mavericks (latest) on a 15″ 2014 MBP. There's an option to make the system not lock the screen for x number of seconds/minutes after the screen goes dim. I'm looking for an option to ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

How to disable Command-Control-Power shortcut?

I frequently use Command-Option-Power shortcut to send my Macbook to sleep (especially since closing the lid when I have external monitor doesn't trigger sleep). Unfortunately, this shortcut is very ...
8
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3answers
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What is the best way to move Microsoft Office 2011 to a new Mac?

I've purchased Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Office 2011 (single computer), and have installed and activated on my current Mac. Given that I've already activated the software for my current ...
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2answers
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How to recover iMessages sent to main phone number when using a different SIM card overseas?

I am a U.S. AT&T customer with an unlocked iPhone 6 plus, but am currently travelling through Spain and using a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card. One major problem I've run into: After inserting the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Time & Location - High data usage

iPhone 5s running iOS 8.0.2 I am on a 2GB/month plan so I tend to keep a close eye on cellular data usage. Recently noticed that Settings > Cellular > System Services > Time & Location was almost ...
0
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1answer
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Mac screen flashes when f13 pressed?

I recently discovered that when I press f13 on my mac keyboard, the screen flashes white. It look exactly like when you take a screenshot except, it's not taking a screenshot. I have looked through ...
2
votes
1answer
608 views

Photoshop on mac “could not save [file] because write access was not granted”

I've been seeing this error a lot lately: Could not save [file] because write access was not granted I've checked all the standard reasons why permission to save a file might be denied: The ...
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0answers
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Will someone help me? [on hold]

Ok,so I have an iPhone 5s that is in I guess recovery mode? It says that I need to connect to iTunes although I have already gotten on the phone multiple times without connecting to iTunes. This only ...
0
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0answers
5 views

File Transfers Failing in Messages for Google Chat / Hangouts

Has anyone had issues with file transfers failing between two users, both using Messages, both on Google Chat? All of the files I try to send to another Google Chat on Messages user fails. I'm ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

Movies that I cannot find are taking up 200 GB on Mac

Movies that I cannot find are taking up 200 GB on my Mac. I tried looking for these movies but I cannot find them. I believe that this is being cause by a video editing software I use called ...
0
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0answers
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Mac Book Air Slide Presentation Continuously Playing

I have slides that I downloaded from DropBox on my MacBook Air that I want to play in a continuously loop, It goes through once then stops. How can I make it keep going?
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3answers
3k views

View Notability .note files on my Mac

I use Notability, a journal app, on my iPad and backup my documents to Dropbox using the app's proprietary .note format. How can I read my .note files on my Macbook? I am willing to convert the files ...
0
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1answer
15 views

install Mac OS on virtual machine [on hold]

which verion of OSX will run well on virtual machine, or in Dell inspiron 1545? I have read that Snow Leopard works on Dell with some bugs...
1
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1answer
1k views

Cannot view Outlook invitations in Gmail web on my iPhone

I have email through Google Apps that I access from my iPhone via the web. I can view all emails and do everything I need to do except view invites sent from others using Outlook. I see the message ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

Obtain FileVault 2 recovery key with administrator account

I enabled full disk encryption on my new MacBook Pro. (I am new to the Mac world but an accomplished Linux/UNIX and Windows type) However, I made a mistake and skipped the step of taking note of the ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

TotalTerminal doesn't work with full-screen apps

TotalTerminal (former Visor) is an awesome plugin for Terminal that turns it into a Quake-style console that slides down on a key combination. This is tremendously useful for development because I ...
1
vote
1answer
7 views

Keyboard shortcut expansions not being expanded

I have defined several keywords on my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.3) in order to let iOS expand them when I type one of these keywords. However, these keywords do not expand. How can I force my iPad to expand ...
7
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3answers
3k views

Apple App Store submission review time vs update time

I've released an app to the App Store, it's been waiting for review for about 9 days. Upon running my own dev version I've realised I'd left a critical part out. Would it be worth waiting for release ...
2
votes
5answers
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...

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