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My IDE runs tests slower when in a different workspace

I am developing a server-side application using Java and OSX and quite often I have to run a rather large test suite to make sure everything is alright. I am using IntelliJ IDEA (Java-based IDE). ...
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1answer
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How do I turn off Activation Lock on Apple Watch?

With watchOS 2 it looks like Activation Lock is enabled by default. How do I turn off Activation Lock on Apple Watch? I want to know for when the time comes to sell my watch or have it serviced.
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4answers
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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 ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Personal hotspot hosts count incorrect on iPhone

Sometimes when I share my Internet network from my iPhone 6 Plus to other devices via Wi-Fi, the status bar shows '3 connections' when I really know that I only have 2 connections: sometimes I get one ...
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1answer
14 views

What are some good ways to close an app without using your mouse/trackpad?

I have an app that would fail once in a while, and I need to restart it if it doesn't works as expected. I can use Spotlight to start it after closing it. But how do I close it quickly using ...
1
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2answers
20 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
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Is it possible to install iMovie 9 on El Capitan?

Is it possible to copy iMovie 9 from my OS X Yosemite MacBook and install it in a new MacBook I am yet to buy and will have OS X El Capitan and iMovie 10? iMovie 10 has very limited export options ...
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0answers
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TrueCrypt OSXFUSE error

I am quite late in stopping the use of TrueCrypt. In the meantime I wanted to open my encrypted files in order to move everything to another app. But this time I tried to open and I got this alert: ...
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1answer
18 views

AppleScript without showing what program it opened and edited

I wrote an AppleScript that goes into System Preferences and clicks on some of the buttons. I does that by literally opening System Preferences and clicking UI Elements. I'm wondering, is it possible ...
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0answers
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Removing hard links remaining after deleting original files [on hold]

I was working with many small files (about 1million) and for one reason or another had to create a bunch of hard links to them. Now I am trying to delete all this data, but can't. After removing the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Maverics VPN to Windows 2008 SSTP with Certificate (PPTP)

I'm unable to connect to a Windows VPN using my macbook air 2013. The VPN Settings given to me are, Server URL Username & Password SSL Ceritificate VPN Type - SSTP I have added image on how to ...
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19answers
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How to maximise a window to fill up screen in Mavericks?

Before Mavericks, I could maximise a window while holding shift key, and the window would always fill up the entire screen without needing any third party tools or changes. It no longer works in ...
2
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2answers
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Complete documentation of the iOS Settings app's URL scheme

The iOS Settings app provides an URL scheme (prefs:) which can be used to open the app directly on a particular page from other apps, in particular, shortcut apps such as Launch Center. There are ...
0
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4answers
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iMac Doesn't see Ethernet Cable

I have a strange problem with my iMac (mid. 2011 21,5) - I can't connect to the network using Ethernet because OS X tells me that it's disconnected when it's plugged in. Sometimes it can see the ...
0
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0answers
14 views

Having problem after upgrade 4s to 9.0.1

I have an iPhone 4S that I just upgraded to iOS 9.0.1. Now my iPhone hangs when I click on music or any other app. It will take a long time to open and sometimes it will crash/close. Is there any way ...
0
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0answers
15 views

El Capitan media keys not responding

My media keys are not working on my Mac. Pressing play doesn't open iTunes automatically. This issue occurs across all users, even newly created users, and all applications. Here's what I've done so ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Mac screen name turns black instead of white

For the last few weeks, when I turn on my Macbook Pro my name shows up in black instead of white but when I sleep my laptop it turns out white. It's only when I shut my mac down and turn it back on ...
0
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0answers
301 views

How to cancel a developer account / repeating password changes

Searched around for days, but never found an answer to this: I have an Apple ID, which I once used for a non-paying OS X developer account. Apple wants me to change my password from time to time. I ...
0
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0answers
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Printing presenter notes in Keynote

I've found an answer to how to print presenter notes only in Keynote and it was somebody who'd written a program to do this: global presenterNotes tell application "Keynote" activate open ...
0
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0answers
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Move focus to next window but to windows on a non-visible space. Is this possible?

Normally when you activate Move focus to next window it only works on the visible spaces. Is there a way this can move to a non-visible space that has that application window open? I know you can ...
0
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3answers
59 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
20 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Disk problems and reinstalling Mavericks!

This started after I installed a BootCamp Windows 8.1 partition. That partition ran out of space so I decided to not heed any warnings and tried to format my Macintosh HD into free space, 10G of free ...
1
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1answer
19 views

Paste text with AppleScript without simulating cmd-v with System Events

I would like to be able to use AppleScript to paste the clipboard's text into the foreground application. Every solution I can find online uses tell app "System Events" to keystroke "v" using command ...
21
votes
2answers
17k views

How can I remove the “Eject” icon from the menubar?

How can i remove the "Eject" icon from the menubar? It's an icon that starts on login. It ejects all mounted disks (dmg/usb/etc...).
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2answers
388 views

Keyboard shortcut to mute audio in OS X El Capitan?

I can't find the default keybinding to mute the sound in OS X El Capitan. I just want the whole OS to be muted. Running osascript -e "set Volume X" from the terminal is not what I want to do. Because ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

iMac OSX 10.8.4 Volume adjusts by itself

I'm certain that this is user-error on my behalf and not an issue with the software or hardware. I've got the latest iMac (2013) and updated my OSX to the most current version of Mountain Lion ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Open a new Safari window in the current Space from Terminal with multiple tabs (URLs)

How to open an new Safari window from Terminal in the current Space? Now when using the open http://example.com command it opened the URL as last tab on my first Safari window. I'm looking for a way ...
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2answers
9k views

How can I initiate OS X installation from a dmg in Windows on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro with a working BOOTCAMP partition running Windows 8, and a damaged OS X 10.10 beta partition. The problem is that I cannot boot with the OS X partition, and in order to reinstall ...
1
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2answers
787 views

I can pair my PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller, but why are the buttons mixed up?

I was able to follow the steps here to connect my DualShock 3 controller to my MacBook running OS X 10.9.4, however now the direction pad, trigger, and shape buttons are all mismatched when I try ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Where osx 10.10 notification center settings are stored

Prior to Yosemite Notification Center settings stored in an sqlite db in ~/Library/Application\ Support/NotificationCenter/ Now this folder does not exists anymore, where does the OS store those ...
0
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1answer
38 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Unable to delete .Mobilebackups.trash folder

I've am trying to delete the .Mobilebackups.trash folder on OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) by following these steps: sudo mv /.MobileBackups.trash ~/Desktop/MobileBackupsTrash dragging MobileBackupsTrash to ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How to Sync Gmail's “Other” Contacts with OS X Yosemite (Mail.app and Contacts) and iOS Mail

I'm trying to get Mail.app on OS X Yosemite to autocomplete contacts on my Gmail "Other" group - i.e. the contacts google creates for you once you've sent them an email. I have a Google "Internet ...
1
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1answer
7 views

Where does launchpad store folder information? (database, etc?)

So i've been searching around and trying to figure this out but can't seem to. I know that the launchpad SQLite db is stored at ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/some-uuid.db (ref), but as best I ...
1
vote
2answers
394 views

CCID installation El Capitan

I am trying to install ccid-1.4.20 (command line) in an El Capitan enabled MacBook Air, but I am facing some issues. Instructions says that after uncompressing the file, in the generated folder I ...
5
votes
1answer
28 views

What is the best way to install Node js on OS X?

I currently have installed node and npm with the installer provided from their website. Although I have homebrew installed as well and running 'brew doctor' seems to complaint about some files ...
0
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0answers
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How can I adjust the phonetic dictionary for dictation?

I'm using a mac, version 10.11.4. Sometimes I have documents that use different spellings or shortforms for the same word. For example: "in." for "inch", but dictation interprets it as the word ...
6
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2answers
8k views

Is there a Java IDE for iPad which can compile and run Java locally?

I'm about to have a coding session with some buddies. Problem is, one doesn't have a laptop. He's pretty new to programming so I was going to set him up something either on a rickety laptop or my iPad ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Fixing a broken hard drive's partition map

I have a drive that is corrupted. Disk utility could not repair the disk, so I attempted to follow some tutorials and repair the partitions using pdisk and testdisk, but things have gone south. Now ...
1
vote
4answers
8k views

Get out of OS upgrade installer on restart?

The installer for 'El Capitan' stops and says "File system verify or repair failed. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again." It shows a "Restart" button. When I restart, it gets ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How to create a Mac OS X Yosemite dmg bootable Installer Version?

I have a Mac OS X Yosemite downloaded file like this: Like I see, it must have a Yosemite.app file in it, so why doesn't this have the file? This is truly from an Official Apple Website. It just ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

Preferable way to ship a command line tool with my OS X *.app

I'm working on an Electron based application to write OS images to removable drives, which is being packaged as an *.app for OS X. Along with the GUI application, I'd like to ship a CLI version ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

DNS resolution for a hostname in local network fails

From my OS X 10.11.4, I do: ping ubuntu-workstation ping: cannot resolve ubuntu-workstation: Unknown host However, if I do the same from a windows laptop, the call is successfully resolved. The ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

How can I back-up my OS X instance and Restore from mounted drive?

Synopsis I have been having trouble With my MacBook Pro (Mid '12, 15") I deployed tonnes of work Sunday evening/early hours Monday morning before I went to bed, leaving my MacBook running but ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Can the cp command be used to restore a hard drive?

My cousin contacted me for tech support because her computer was refusing to boot to the startup drive, and the issue turned out to be a corrupted drive that Disk Utility refused to fix, telling us to ...
1
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0answers
17 views

TextEdit plain text tab distance

I just updated to El Capitan (from Yosemite) and I noticed a problem in TextEdit, plain text mode. My tab distance is set to 8 characters, and I think it's the default. Every time there's a tab ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

How to send only “work” related requests over vpn for El Capitan (10.11)

I have configured a new VPN connection (Type - Cisco IPSec) for work using network preferences and it works. How can I stay connected to my work vpn and direct only my work traffic through vpn? ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Upgraded to 10.9, but it broke my Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition!

I just got Windows 8.1 set up via Boot Camp a couple days ago, and everything was working wonderfully. Today, I upgraded my Mac to OSX v10.9, as suggested by Apple. Nobody told me it would break my ...
0
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1answer
88 views

Ignoring the “You must change your password within 60 minutes” pop-up

This morning I got the Passcode Requirement You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 60 minutes. popup covered in this question (although none of the reasons there ring true). I ...

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