# All Questions

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### Spotlight Massive (out of control at 100GB+)

Macbook Pro, 500GB SSD, Yosemite 10.10.3 Is there a way to determine what folder(s) are giving Spotlight grief? Or some other recommendations to fix spotlight? Spotlight is killing my drive space ...
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### Serial connection via Ethernet port

I have some devices that are only accessible via RS-232 cables. The problem is that I have no RS-232 to USB adapters so I can't access them. What I do have is a bunch of serial cables, most ...
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### Determine whether Logic Board has actually been replaced

I recently had the Logic Board in my Retina MBP 15″ 2012 replaced under a warranty extension program and Apple paid for it. The problem I have is confirming that I actually got a new board installed. ...
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### “brew install rtorrent” now failing to build

This morning, I tried to launch rtorrent on Mac OS X 10.10.3, and it failed with a "symbol not found" in libtorrent (I've lost the backtrace from my screen). Tried a bunch of stuff, as documented ...
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### Configure Apple Mail to always open calendar invites in Fantastical 2

How can I configure Apple Mail to always open calendar invites in Fantastical 2? Typically in OS X dialogs, you'd: Right click on file Select Open With... Choose the application Select Always open ...
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### What is wrong in this command about grepping and pandocing?

I am thinking this answer which returns a broken PDF document in OSX 10.10.3. The file test_dummy.tex is here. pandoc test_dummy.tex -f markdown -t html | grep -E '(^<|^$|^ *$)' \ | grep -v ...
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### create custom links in OSX dock

I have a program that runs from the command line but not correctly from the icon in the applications menu. While I would like to figure that out, all I want right now is way to create a link in the ...
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### cannot locate app, locate not working

I have an app (gv) where I can run it from the terminal, but when I click on it, I get errors. This makes me think there are multiple instances of it or something. I tried which and got nothing... ...
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### Editing track names in iTunes made difficult by invisibility of text

I use iTunes 12.1 on OSX 10.10.3. This has been bugging me for a while but crops up rarely enough not to google it for some time. The issue is that when I click twice on a track in order to edit the ...
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### Impossible to join free space on main Machintosh HD [duplicate]

I've removed Windows deleting the partition because from BootCamp Assistant it gave me error that couldn't partition the disk. The problem is that now I have 100 GB of free space (which are from the ...
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### Large preferences (plist) files

Browsing through my recent Yosemite backup I noticed that two of the largest files were com.apple.sidebarlists.plist (78 MB) and com.apple.recentitems.plist (10 MB). Both files are located in ...
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### To include an index of same words to TextMate?

Assume you have words like aciclovir acyclovir which are the same. You search "acyclovir wound". You miss the first word if no index. How can you include an index to TextMate which is taken ...
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### Always “Resolving host” on initial connection until Wifi restart

Lots of questions about "resolving host" but I can't find any that deal specifically with initial connections. When I try to connect my Macbook (mid-2012 13 inch, Yosemite 10.10.3) to an already ...
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### Mount ZFS as internal disk

How can I mount my ZFS partition in my Mac as an internal Drive? Currently it appears on the Desktop when I set in Finder preferences "Show on Desktop: External disks". I would like it to be labeled ...
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### Charger cable vs Lighting to USB Camera Adapter

My iPad came with the normal Lightning -> USB Type A Male charger cable. I want to connect it to my Roland piano and the piano's manual mentions the need for a camera connection kit - so apparently I ...
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A friend of mine posted a .m4a file on iMessage, and I was wondering if there was any way I could save this to my iPad.
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### How to boot Linux from Mac using rEFInd

I have successfully installed rEFInd on my MacBook Pro 2015 so I can boot into Linux however I cannot seem to boot into it. Here are my issues (both with Ubuntu 64x Mac CD and Kali Linux 64x USB). ...
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### How to get tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?

For instance, try; \begin{ite[tab] but you get nothing. How can you have tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?
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### Perpetual Reboot / Kernel Panic

MacBook Pro5,3 (mid '09), with 1TB 7200 HD, OS 10.10.2 at first had an unresponsive display upon opening lid / waking. Only holding power down for 10sec to reboot snapped it out. Day later it started ...
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### Kernel Panics on MBP mid-2010 with a Seagate Hybrid Hard Drive [duplicate]

I have a mid 2010 MBP 15-inch and I recently replaced the Apple manufacturer hard drive with a 1TB Seagate hybrid hard drive and I am running Yosemite. My MBP crashes randomly when I'm playing League ...
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### I have an IMac with 1 firewire and 1 mini DVI port, can I connect two additional monitors?

I would like to connect two external monitors to my IMac (Mid 2010 with ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024 MB) I have one connected at the moment to the mini-dvi port, my question is: can I utilise the Firewire ...
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### Chrome Helper process…without Chrome running

Recently I've noticed instances of Google Chrome Helper remaining running in my activity monitor long after I've shut Chrome down completely. Are these just hung processes because Chrome Helper is ...
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### Setting print size preset in AppleScript

I've been using Folder Actions to automate printing photos taken from OS X built-in Photo Booth software. The AppleScript I use is as follows: on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving ...
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### iMac 27 inch - 2013 not booting - Black Screen

My iMac 27" will not boot up. Chime does not play and the device does not power up, and shows no white screen. Only a black screen with no boot up sounds. If I hold the power button for long enough ...
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### Cant click in Macbook 10.6.8 (Trackpad and Mouse) and another problem

I can't click anything in the screen. Cannot click any apps or folders. It wasn't even hanging because my Minecraft instantly opens and I see the config filling in. It wasn't hanging. I can't click ...
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### This movie requires Quicktime, which is not supported by this version of iTunes

Running Yosemite 10.10.3 on a late 2009 iMac. I've tried switching iTunes to run in 32-bit mode but to no avail. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem or solution? (This happens when I want ...
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### What hard drive to buy for MacBook Mid 2012? [on hold]

I need to change my hard drive, and am about to buy one of these... Seagate ...
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### Apple iPhone may be active with provider despite clean ESN

I bought a used mint in original box with accessories iPhone 4s with "clean ESN" to use with Tracfone. After their own verification for compatibility, I was asked to pay \$10 for processing the minutes ...
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### Clash of clans on two devices [on hold]

I recently purchased a new iPhone and downloaded Clash of Clans onto it. My previous iPhone also had Clash of Clans, but I did not have it linked to the Game Center as it was the only game I had and I ...
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### MacBook shut down at 20% battery with no warning?

My 2013 13" MacBook Retina (OS X 10.10.3, Yosemite) shuts down when I have about 20 minutes of battery left. Not sleep, full shut down. It does this with no warning at all. I seem to remember ...
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### Installed rEFInd Boot Manager, it seems HD re-ogranized

Before I installed rEFInd, I believe there were three partitions to my Mac, disk0, disk1, disk2. Now, when I run in the Command line diskutil list This is what remains: /dev/disk0 #: ...
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### Running Time Mechine Backup from Recovery HD

My MacBook seems to be getting kernel panics when booting up. I've decided to create a backup, reinstall OS X, and restore from the backup. But I can't create a Time Machine backup because I unable to ...
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### How can I warp the border between two different sized monitors, so the mouse doesn't get stuck in the larger one?

When the monitor on one side of the border has a resolution higher than the monitor on the other side, the mouse can only cross over to the other monitor at the part where their edges overlap, as in ...
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### iPad usage does not seem accurate

I have a 16GB iPad Air 2. I realize the OS takes up some space (on my iPad, "Used" + "Available" only equals 11.9GB), but looking at this screenshot, even my iPad can't accurately explain what's ...
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### In Safari, there is a lag for the Open Location and New Tab shortcuts.

I started noticing this about a month ago that when I hit CMD+L or CMD+T, there is about a second or so lag to when it actually does something. I verified it's not a memory problem, as it happens ...
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### Looking for deleted files on Photos

I deleted photos and then looked for them under Photos, File, Show Recently Deleted, but the message says "no recently deleted." Where are the deleted files?? Thanks!
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### Broken iPhone dock connector pins, is this a hazard?

The dock connector on my iPhone 4S had some bent pins, which I scrubbed using a jewelry screwdriver until the pins broke and fell out. The phone still charges, and aside from thinking it's always ...
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Please how do i unlock the current icloud account on my ipad 3? I bought it fairly used from a friend who needed my help. I didn't bother checking if the icloud is locked. I only discovered this ...
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### iPhone keeps restarting itself at Apple logo

I had upgraded my iPhone5C from iOS8.2 to 8.3 over the weekend because I wanted to do to a restore. So I had to upgrade. After the upgrade and restore, I could use the phone for about a day or so ...
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### cant find an app that was deleted

I deleted an app by mistake, went to iTunes and it says it is downloaded. I went to the app store hit the button purchased the hit "not on this iPad. its still no where to be found. is there another ...
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### Unwanted 'Favourites' folder in Photos App

When viewing a photo I clicked on the heart icon in the iPad photo app by mistake and a Favourites folder was created. Although the photo was deleted from the Favourites folder, the empty folder ...
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### Mac Mail receiving emails extremely slowly

I recently purchased my first rMBP and I have noticed that Mail receives emails extremely slow. I receive the email on my iPhone 10 - 15 minutes before it appears on Mail. I've tried searching for ...
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### Create grid guidelines on Mac [on hold]

Is there a MAC software which lets me creates grids to be overlayed on top of all windows. I want this because I am designing CSS on Firefox and I need a grid.
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### Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Black Screen and No Picture On External Monitor. GPU problem?

My 15" non-retina Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is having some issues. The screen suddenly went out on me as I was using it. There is absolutely no picture going to the screen, so it isn't a brightness issue. ...
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### What is the difference between HSF+ and EFI System Partition (ESP)?

I'm familiar with manually installing certain files. In this case, I am installing rEFInd Boot Manager, see http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html Yet when manually installing software on ...
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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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### Unable to unmount backup drive for repair in disc utility [on hold]

Trying to repair backup but hit this problem that it will not unmonut. Is there a way to force the unmount.
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### Touch ID and password at the same time?

Is it possible to require both Touch ID and a password in order to unlock an iPhone?