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How do I add the LaunchPad Icon to the Dock after upgrading fom Snow Leopard to Mavericks?

I have upgraded a Snow Leopard system to Mavericks. I expected to see the LaunchPad icon (spaceship icon used to launch installed apps) on the Dock, but it is not there. How do I add that icon? I ...
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Key stroking fn + f8

I need to make an applescript to press the keys fn + f8 at the same time. The only problem is those are both keys without names! tell application "System Events" key code 63 -- Will press the fn ...
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Why is my ipod shouting everything at me?

I must have triggered some bizarre mode and I don't know what it is or how to turn it off. I can't get it to happen predictably-- whenever I try to make it talk, it won't. But whenever I try to just ...
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1answer
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How can I create a folder in the current directory?

I browse to a folder, then expand through a tree to find the file I'm looking for. Now I want to create a folder there. "New Folder" from the menu creates the menu in the top-level directory ...
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1answer
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Delete (not hide) calendar events automatically or via CLI

There are many answers online on how to hide old events from iCloud calendars, but not many on how to actually delete them. From the settings, it appears to not be possible to do automatically. There ...
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ssh -X does not work on Yosemite

Can no longer use X11 with ssh. Have XQuartz2.7.7 installed. Logging in with X11 via ssh gives the warnings Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated Warning: ...
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1answer
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Using dnsmasq when not connected to the Internet

I'm routing dns requests through dnsmasq so that domains I'm using for local development point to 127.0.0.1. This works great when I'm connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet, but I start to ...
2
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2answers
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How to look up your contacts and see who can I talk with iMessage?

How can we quick look at our contacts and see how is having iMessage or not? So we can easily contact them, instead of going through all contacts one by one to check them.
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Question regarding face time?

hi am using iPhone 5s and facing a problem with face time video calling. unable to call the people living overseas,can only call local numbers in province.
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What is Migration Assistant doing when it transfers Keychains?

When Migration Assistant (or Setup Assistant) migrates Keychains, it successfully transfers most items as expected, but behaves (very) strangely with respect to the "Local Items" keychain. It appears, ...
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6answers
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Magic Mouse Not Very Smooth When Physically Moving It Around

I love the Magic Mouse, but there seems to be too much friction between it and my table, so I got a mousepad. That made it even worse, so I bought a special very thin mousepad. Maybe it's a little ...
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0answers
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Is iOS 8 necessary for iCloud sharing?

I have an iPhone 4s, and have Family Sharing turned on. From my phone, I select photos on the camera roll and send them to my iCloud, but they never show up in iCloud. Is this because I do not have ...
0
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1answer
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macbook air won't function

My Macbook air has OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on it. There was a software update notification for it so I proceeded with the upgrade. After installation the computer restarted and during restart it went ...
0
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2answers
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usbmuxd takes all sockets : no other network connection possible

Our build bot Mac mini has a big problem since a few weeks: It seems that usbmuxd will open plenty of sockets and let them linger around. At some point, there are more than 50000 sockets opened in ...
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0answers
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Watching 720p and 1080p Movies on a 4K or 5K Monitor

I want to buy a 4k or 5k monitor but I'm worried about watching 720p and 1080p movies on it. I have a 24" 1920x1200 monitor that I watch lots of movies on and just wondering how would I watch movies ...
0
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1answer
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Running defaults command as root vs regular user

I've used the defaults command to tweak my settings to some sane defaults, but I have been unsure if I should run them as root or as my regular user. Seems to work either way. It is possible to do ...
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2answers
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Web pages won't load but network is working

I can't get web pages to load on my MacBook Pro. Airport connects with the router and ping tests work fine (on www.google.com) but web pages aren't loading in any browser in any user account. Internet ...
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6answers
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Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?

The lowest volume I can get by pressing the volume keys is still too loud when I'm wearing headphones. How can I make it even lower? I have a Mac Mini 2011 (5,1) running Mountain Lion.
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0answers
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Would Like To Use my Time Capsule as my Main Router Instead of my NVG589

I have a Mac Mini server running the latest version of Mavericks and server app version 3.2.1. When I first signed up for AT&T U-verse I had a 2Wire 3801HGV modem. I was able to set up web ...
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6answers
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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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1answer
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What changed in the Yosemite SmartCard handling?

A few years ago, it was realized that using number generating RSA keyfobs for authentication into VPNs was not a completely secure mechanism. Some companies that previously relied on RSA for this have ...
0
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1answer
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verifying download showing on screen for 12 hours and can't turn iPad off?

I tried to install the new apple update. for 12 hours now the screen says "verifying update" and I can't even turn the iPad off? it is plugged in. Please help!!!!
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6answers
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Is there a shortcut to change tabs on safari?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch tabs on Safari?
4
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2answers
9k views

Yosemite won't boot any more after attempting to enable FileVault and TRIM

I installed Yosemite yesterday and it was working fine. Now whenever it tries to boot it runs Safe Mode and fails 1/3 of the way through. From what I can remember I went to enable FileVault and ...
8
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2answers
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What is the 'Mac OS X Base System' disk image on my 2011 MacBook AIr?

On my 2011 MacBook Air with Mac OS X Lion, and I boot into Recovery mode via holding the command-R key during startup, if I go into Terminal and do a diskutil list, I get a list of 12(!) logical ...
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1answer
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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0answers
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Is it possible to toggle the trackball as a scroll wheel using Karabiner?

Is it possible to configure Karabiner (formerly keyremap4macbook) such that clicking the 3rd mouse button will toggle using the pointer to scroll? Ideally I would like to be able to click the 3rd ...
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0answers
443 views

How do I migrate my Keychain's “Local Items” to a new Mac?

After preforming a Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant, I have a "Local Items" Keychain on my new machine in which many (perhaps most) items are out of date (using old passwords), ...
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3answers
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Why won't kern.maxfiles setting in /etc/sysctl.conf stick?

I've been getting various "too many files open in system"-type errors on Yosemite (10.10.1). Searching around suggests setting kern.maxfiles and kern.maxfilesperprocess in /etc/sysctl.conf. I've ...
2
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1answer
191 views

Force Messages to send as SMS on Yosemite

I have an iPhone with iOS 8 and a Mac with Yosemite, which means I can send SMS messages from my Mac (which I absolutely love). However there are some special cases that it doesn't handle as I would ...
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1answer
2k views

iOS 7 weather app shows wrong sunrise/sunset time

The new update for the weather app in iOS 7 is confused as to day/night, the time for sunrise/sunset. To find sunset or sunrise, swipe left or right on the hourly overview that's in the middle under ...
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2answers
1k views

Incoming call on 2nd iPhone without SIM Card

Yesterday, i was going to setup my new iPhone 6. So i did a backup of my iPhone 5, exchanged the SIM card and restored the iPhone 6. The restore did not went well, so i switched put the SIM card back ...
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0answers
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Macbook pro retina: conditions to enter standby

I've just read this apple support article about standby mode. I found it interesting that bluetooth peripherals are listed as something that will prevent the macbook from entering full standby ...
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0answers
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Trying to boot brand new Mini from SuperDuper Backup - circle with line through it

Our Mac Mini went belly up, so I just got a brand new one. I had a nightly scheduled super duper backup to an external drive, which works fine on other Mac's (i.e. I can boot it up and run) On the ...
3
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7answers
11k views

Print to pdf with Adobe Reader

I'm filling out a PDF form that doesn't work with Preview so I have to use Adobe Reader (ugh). After I fill out the form, I want to print it to PDF so that it is finalized. Unfortunately, Adobe ...
0
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0answers
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macvx extension on the macbook?

My friend keeps getting macvx extension installed without authorization on both chrome and safari. She says it happens spontaneously and she didn't install anything. Is it possible to visit a webpage, ...
2
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3answers
354 views

Is there an RSS reader app that can download full articles instead of abstracts?

One of the main blogs I'm reading has recently transitioned from publishing the full posts in its RSS feed, to publishing just the first few sentences with a "read more" link. This drastically slows ...
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0answers
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Drag and drop function in iCal is not functioning

When trying to drag and drop an event a NEW event is created instead. This is a new problem and I don't know how to address. Any ideas?
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0answers
7 views

Mac Mini superdrive to iPad mini? [duplicate]

Is there any way I can play a dvd on my Mac mini superdrive and watch it on my iPad mini?
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0answers
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Ipad not receiving mail [duplicate]

After installing iOS 8.3.1, my ipad stopped receiving emails. However, I can send emails.
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0answers
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Loss of Photo Rotation

All of a sudden I am unable to view my pictures if I turn my phone sideways. Can someone let me know what I may have done wrong and how to correct it??
4
votes
1answer
65 views

Keeping Finder in sync with changes made in Terminal?

Until Yosemite, I could work in the Terminal and file system changes would be immediately updated in Finder. Now, however, Finder seems to be out of sync with the filesystem. Finder shows files I have ...
2
votes
1answer
13k views

Black screen when installing Boot Camp?

I recently did a complete wipe of my late 2009 MBP and restore using a Time Machine backup, so I would have uninterupted space at the end of the drive for creating a Boot Camp partition. The Boot Camp ...
0
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0answers
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Can't access both the iCloud and internet accounts pane

I am running the latest version of Yosemite (10.10.2 I believe) and I am not able to access the Mail applications, iCloud preference pane, or the Internet Account preference pane. I tried to removed ...
1
vote
1answer
11 views

Mail.app message selection gets reset when clearing the search box

If I search for something in my mailbox, select the message I'm interested in, then clear the search box (because I want to see the other messages that came in around the same time), the selection ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Missing hard disk space

I'm trying to figure out where my missing hard disk space is going. I'm using du and df from the command line and there seems to be a clear discrepancy. So here's the du output: $ sudo du -h -d 1 / ...
1
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2answers
130 views

iPad screen broken, cannot unlock - need to backup

I have an iPad Mini, the screen has broken and is unresponsive. Although the device is still on and getting notifications. I need to backup the device and download photos, but cannot do this until ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Easy way to permanently delete all photos and videos from iPad/iPhone

It seems really hard to me to permanently delete all photos and videos from iPad. I tried different solutions, like: Transferring them using iPhoto and then deleting them by iPhoto Using iTunes to ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Can I still use my own apple ID with its asociated credit card when I'm in a family sharing family?

I'm thinking of setting up family sharing for our family. We're all adults, so we buy apps for ourselves, but it would be nice if we could share the apps. Will I lose the ability to buy apps with my ...
1
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2answers
616 views

Can't get the icons to stop saying waiting

I tried to download half a dozen things at once as it listed loads and I had a choice and pressed all. Now on the icons they are all black and if impress them I just get waiting come up. They have ...

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