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Can I search for something on Google directly from Spotlight?

Whenever I have to search for something, I have to open Safari and then type in it. Is there any way to search directly, like type it in Spotlight and press click something and Safari will open ...
1
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0answers
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How to figure out what is causing the ownership of usr/local to change from my-username to root

I use homebrew as a package manager for certain web development app. To keep brew up-to-date I run "update brew" every couple of days and also run "brew doctor." Usually, this is fine and brew tells ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Bind a CTRL key to custom button

One of my programs require CTRL key to used very frequently. But it is not very comfortable in my case and I would like to change it to 0 button on the right side of my keyboard. I've been ...
2
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1answer
43 views

How to replace all Finder files with a placeholder file for each

I have lots of files from a database which are to be copied to a new database, but the files for these are corrupt (They are zero-byte in size and contain no data). Rather than the new database ...
0
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0answers
8 views

Why are some of my songs on iTunes greyed out?

I added a new song to my iTunes library and it's greyed out on iTunes and won't transfer to my phone. It was first saying it wouldn't transfer due to storage. I deleted a lot of storage so I now have ...
0
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2answers
22 views

Apple ID review information

I tried downloading apps with my new Apple ID and it asked me to review it. After filling in the information it shows an error and asks me to insert a billing address with atmost 70 letters or ...
1
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1answer
13 views

The “Open” and “Save” system dialogs get taller every time I open them

I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2, and I believe this problem only occurs with Mac OS X Yosemite. Here is the dialog box I am talking about: I just pressed Cmd+S on Ask Different to trigger this dialog. ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Xcode vs TextEdit “Find and Replace…”

The default hotkey behavior in both Xcode and TextEdit “Find and Replace” is: Find... ⌘F Find and Replace... ⌘⌥F However, in TextEdit, the dialog for “Find and Replace” remains even after you press ...
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1answer
13 views

How do I prevent sharing contacts between two iPhones without opening a new account?

I have two iPhones, one is a 4s and the other is a 5s. One is for work and the other is personal. How can I prevent sharing contacts between each without opening a new iCloud account for each?
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1answer
22 views

Using MacBook Pro's monitor for Windows PC

I want to use my 2014 macbook pro 13's monitor for my windows 7 pc . How can I do this ? my MacBook is running yosemite.
0
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1answer
20 views

MacBook Optimal Disk Formatting

What's the optimal formatting for a MacBook disk? My disk seems to be formatted as a LVG (Logical Volume Group) and it seems super slow...
0
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0answers
8 views

Software: Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 have a “save versions” feature?

Apple pages has a "save versions" feature that is akin to the Time Machine "save backups" version. Word for windows also seems to have a "save versions" feature. Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 ...
0
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0answers
5 views

How do I limit an Apple Mail search to emails to a particular domain, and view the “to” address in the main view?

How do I limit an Apple Mail search to emails to a particular domain? I have a catchall at mydomain.com. So any mails sent to any address at this domain gets forwarded to my gmail. For example ...
0
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2answers
32 views

Mac book doesn't boot

My Mac book pro 13.3 inch retina display August 2014, did not boot after a normal shut down. It gave sound on power on but after stays grey. I tried all options available on net CMD+C, C, SHIFT+CMD+V ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

How do I get iTunes to play all music from a specific year?

How do I select and then play all songs from release year? e.g. Play all music from 1969. Even better, play all rock genre music from 1969.
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0answers
12 views

Mac Mini Yosemite Install Reboots Back to Mavericks?

I finally decided to upgrade my Mac Mini HTPC to Yosemite. I run the installer, says it's going to install, reboots, does the spinner for a bit, reboots again and I'm back at the login screen in ...
0
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0answers
10 views

Switching between app windows by searching

I use Sublime a lot and switch between projects by selecting them under the "Window" menu, but this requires glancing through 5-10 different names. Is there a window manager or Alfred plugin which ...
1
vote
1answer
14 views

How to remove, but not delete, podcast episodes?

I want to remove podcast episodes on my iPad to free some space. But I don't want to lose them nor do I want to remove them from the saved episodes. I want to "re-cloud" them basically. Is here any ...
1
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0answers
8 views

Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
2
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1answer
32 views

OS X Server website not loading

I'm trying to make a local website using OS X Server (4.0.3), and am following the tutorial that comes with Server. When I use Safari on another Mac, when I try to go to the website (myserver.local) ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

MobileBackups is using too much space

I am running short of space on my OS partition for some large files I want to install. I note that du shows 15G /.MobileBackups I have 2 Time Machine drives. One attached to my MacBook Pro (at least ...
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votes
0answers
20 views

Apple IPhone 5s [on hold]

My phone has app options stuck on the screen. The app is deleted off of my phone but the options are vaguely still there. I have tried reseting my phone. Not sure what to do.
0
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1answer
20 views

Migration Assistant won't transfer files from 10.8 to 10.9

I tried to transfer my wife's files from her MacBook, running 10.8.4 to my MacBook Pro running 10.9.5. We have identical logins on both computers. I was using Migration Assistant on both Macs which ...
1
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0answers
13 views

Data spread on two disk, but only one Time Machine backup

I have an MBA with 500GB SSD; However I have 850GB of data; I would like to split the data to something like 300GB in the SSD and 550GB in an external drive; And I would like to have one Time Machine ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

Safari for one user can't connect to local server via https due to new cert

This is similar to Safari can't connect to https, but is just for one single https site. Safari can't connect to my local NAS' HTTPS site anymore because it "can't establish a secure connection". ...
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votes
1answer
10 views

VLC Player Staying On Top Of The Opened Applications On Desktop

I want my VLC player not to minimize while I am on the windows of other applications. Whenever I click another window the VLC player window will go behind the my currently clicked window but I want it ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

Can I run my MacBook Pro on just AC power?

I have a used little MacBook Pro 13 inch Late 2008 5,1 and I was told it needed a battery. It charges, then it doesn't, and it shuts off at the most random times, so the thought occurred to me to take ...
0
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2answers
26 views

Yosemite share internet via wifi

I am using internet via wifi connection. Now I want to share my internet with my iphone. In the preferences, I found the option Internet Sharing, but there is no "wifi" option under "To computers ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Fan of my MacBook Air is Running at High Speed and Making Noise

I have this noise problem recently. Everything was good a few weeks ago.
2
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0answers
21 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
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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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

MacBook not able to boot using OS X (Yosemite) after partitioning the Macintosh HD (hdd) while installing Kali Linux

I tried to partition the HDD using GParted but it didn't work out. Maybe because I messed up. So after cancelling the whole process, I rebooted my laptop. When I tried booting through OS X, it did not ...
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votes
0answers
9 views

Cannot recover Thumbnails from iPhoto [on hold]

I followed prior instructions on this site regarding thumbnail recovery without success. Got message there is no source file but I do see thumbnail briefly.
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0answers
25 views

iOS Mail app hasn't updated since March 5

I can access my Gmail email through Safari, but not through the iOS Mail app, which says it was last updated on March 5. What's wrong with Mail, and how do I fix it?
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votes
0answers
12 views

Configure: error: clang version 3.0 or later is required - but I already have it

I'm trying to follow this RVM installation guide, supposedly for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (I should point out that $ rvm -v returns -bash: rvm: command not found), but when I run $ curl -L ...
1
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0answers
29 views

Photos (OS X Yosemite public beta) – show original in Finder?

I would have expected to be able to right-click (secondary click) on a thumbnail of a picture and have the contextual menu give me the option to show the original picture document in Finder... but ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Is there a way to change the iOS low battery warning to pop up at 25%?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 running 7.1.2., I tried using the cydia tweak lowpowerbanner but I don't think it worked. So if you could suggest another tweak that'd be great.
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vote
0answers
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How to recover data from restored iPhone 5S?

My uncle brought in his iPhone to the Apple store for battery issues, but the Apple employees suggested to restore the iPhone. He backed up his data on his computer and not iCloud, and so all the data ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

How to limit the bandwidth on a per-application (or per-process) basis in OS X Yosemite?

Whenever I use Homebrew or Apple Store to download a large application, it sucks all my available bandwidth and I am then unable to browse the web. How can limit the bandwidth per-application or ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

Cannot install applications: error code -60008

I am trying to install new applications, but I keep getting this error message from the "Copy" application: The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code ...
3
votes
2answers
322 views

How to unlock my new iPad by just sliding to the right?

On my iPad mini, when the screen is locked, I unlock it by just sliding to the right. This is very nice. I want to be able to do the same on my all new iPad Air 2. It seems that the only way to do ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Is my Mid-2010 MacBook going out of date any time soon? [on hold]

This isn't so much a support question as it is a suggestion. Since I've had this laptop for 5 years now, do you think it's time to upgrade?
1
vote
1answer
32 views

MacBook Pro Fan Always Onish

For the past few months I've been doing quite a bunch of heavy load things on my Mac. So I wouldn't worry about the Fans running at full speed. Recently I've started to do more casual things. I've ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Why am I occasionally losing copies of composed mail?

We occasionally lose copies of composed mail when using mail.app on our MacBook Air 11 & 13 computers. The copy fails to appear in the Send folder on the Yahoo SMTP server. The email is received ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Animation for charts in Keynote

Does anyone know how to do the shrinking of chart animation in WWDC for the speed of swift?
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Unexpected shutdown during file transfer from laptop to hard disk [on hold]

I was transferring files from my laptop to external hard disk when unexpectedly the laptop shut down. The shut down matter is not my issue. I am concerned about the files. Is there any alternative to ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

The Boot Camp USB drivers paradox

I have following problem: I have Boot Camp Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.2). I observed, that I couldn't connect USB flash drives to that Windows system, so I installed all Boot Camp drivers ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Missing contacts on iPhone 4s

I have notice that some, not all, of my contacts are missing on my iPhone 4s. I have done no upgrading, or downloading, or anything. I'm thinking of deleting contacts from the device to see if ...
4
votes
1answer
258 views

How much space is left on my hard drive?

Where do I have to go to find out how much space I have left on my hard drive? As you can imagine from the question I am new to Apple and don't know where to look. I used a program called "Cleanup" ...
3
votes
0answers
32 views

Time and date won't update on Mac

I have set the time and date to update automatically on my Mac running Snow Leopard, however the time and date do not update. I ran ntpdate -q using time.nist.gov & time.asia.apple.com and receive ...

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