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OS X Messages App Won't Go Online

I'm using Gmail and Google Apps on my OS X (10.10.2) Messages app. Sometimes when I open the Messages app, the Google accounts go online. Other times they will not. I have tried to "Login" from the ...
3
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2answers
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Cannot access vital boot options on Mac Pro with OS X Lion

I have this used Mac Pro (mid-2010) that I recently bought, that came with OS X Lion installed. It was apparently installed from an image because there are a lot of installed apps and, though there is ...
114
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8answers
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How do I remove the Google Chrome notifications bell icon from the Mac OS X menu bar?

Who invited this icon anyway? This bell showed up in my menu bar one day and there's no obvious way to disable it. How do I get rid of it?
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1answer
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MacBook pro internal speakers mute [duplicate]

my internal speakers on my macbook pro just stopped working, they have disappeared from the sounds preferences control panel. the only option is 'optical digital outport' the headphones still work, ...
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1answer
7 views

Mini Thunderbolt to VGA not showing video on external monitor but Mac says it is

The external monitor used to be working before, but now, there's no video being sent. The monitor is sleeping when I connect, even though the mac says it's connected. I am using a SyncMaster390b as ...
0
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0answers
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Tabs opening automatically on chrome

I have a MacBook air On clicking on the search bar or any link, another tab is opened with some ad on it. I tried to download things like adwcleaner etc., but I can find them only in .exe extension.
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1answer
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In which file Terminal.app stores its windows?

Usually after reboot/crash all Terminal windows are re-open automatically, this time they weren't. Where (which folder/file) Terminal.app stores the session/information about its windows which ...
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4answers
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How can I install boot camp off a Windows 7 USB flash drive?

I'm trying to follow the directions on how to create a Windows 7 installation USB flash drive. I was able to create the drive and when I insert it into a Windows computer, it shows the installer ...
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1answer
1k views

iPhone Notes synced on different accounts do not push to the Mac

Mac does not receive all notes from Phone. Apparently I changed the default to Gmail and now those notes do not appear on the Mac. I have tried changing Mac settings and accounts. Is there a way to ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Problems with target disk mode, HD does not show in Finder/Desktop (only in Disk Utility)

I have a MacBook Pro which goes straight to Disk Utility when I try to start it (it totally froze and I forced it off and on). And no luck in repairing the hard disk (Disk Utility can't repair…) I am ...
0
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1answer
569 views

Battery percentage on iPod touch 5G iOS 8

How do I get the battery percentage on the top right of my screen please help I tried many other things but didn't work
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0answers
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New drive won't boot internally

So I purchased a new 2TB drive (Samsung model #ST2000LM003) for my 13" MacBook Pro. No issues with the old one, just getting close to capacity. I connected it with a SATA/USB adapter, formatted it, ...
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2answers
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Daisy chain of two Dell U2414H to Macbook Pro Retina 13''

My MacBook Pro have only two thunderbolt ports. My new external monitors are Dell U2414H connected to MacBook Pro using Display Port to Mini Display Port cable each one. In this situation I'm unable ...
0
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1answer
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Is there a way to force OS X / Finder to use Windows File naming conventions?

We have a number of Mac workstations (OS X Mavericks) which connect to a fiber attached SAN. This SAN is also accessed by a number of Windows workstations. Windows file naming conventions (and path ...
0
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0answers
7 views

Verify the EFI firmware

I'd like to copy the EFI firmware currently installed on my MacBook Air to a file on disk, so that I can compare it with the EFI firmware on other machines. I've seen advice on reflashing the EFI ...
0
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0answers
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Updated Mac to 10.9.5 and Excel won't work

Updated my system to 10.9.5 and kept getting a error message when I tried to open Excel. It suggested I reinstall, which I did. But I'm still getting the same message. My office is a 2010 version. I ...
0
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0answers
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How to change top right menubar spotlight icon to alfreds'

I have disabled spotlight search to and assigned the spotlight's keyboard shortcut to alfred. The only thing I am left to do is to change change top right menubar spotlight icon to alfreds'. How to do ...
0
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0answers
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Iphone 5 can't receive text from from one number

This will sound crazy. My wife and I have the same phone account and work 6 blocks from each other. We can text and receive text anywhere we are except when we are at work. I can text her and she gets ...
7
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5answers
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Magic Mouse can never reconnect on Yosemite

Since upgrading to Yosemite (did a wipe of my HD before installing, so no settings was there from Mavericks) I can only connect my Magic Mouse normally once per boot. Normally you would be able to ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Powerline patched font not working on Terminal.app

I am on Mac OS X 10.10.2 (14C2513). I am using Inconsolata patched font from here. But I also tried to patch the font myself. The result is the following: I am able to see the glyphs but zsh (see ...
0
votes
1answer
897 views

When in Fullscreen OSX Yosemite won't show the dock if “auto-hide-dock” is enabled.

While my dock "auto-hide" is enabled when, in full-screen app, if I put the pointer to the very bottom, the dock won't show up. Unless, and this might be a bug, I move my mouse horizontally and it ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Remote Ubuntu Screen sharing from Mac

I want to connect to an Ubuntu machine from MAC far far away! I have the application Remoter that works like a charm for ssh and connecting to other Mac. However I don't know how to connect to an ...
1
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1answer
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OS X - How do I remove photos from my iPhone using the Photos app after import?

OS: OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) Machine: Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) iPhone: 5s on 8.2 (12D508) So I import all photos/videos off of my iPhone to Photos on a daily basis after upgrading from iPhoto ...
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1answer
21 views

What does “Enable Quick Website Search” do on OS X?

I'm trying to find out what the "Quick Website Search" checkbox does technically. My guess is that it prefetches data or somehow sends my search terms to siri or another apple online processing ...
0
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2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
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How to disable auto-completion in Safari

I hate to use Private Navigation so I disabled history (locked the History.plist file) but when I enter words in my search, auto completion sometimes show somethings I'd rather not show to my friends ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

how do i back up my time capsule?

I have a Time Capsule that I'm using to back up a number of macs. How do I back up my Time Capsule?
0
votes
1answer
10 views

How to sync folders between iPad and Mac?

I have a jailbroken iPad and a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite with PPSSPP (PSP emulator) installed on both. What I need is to make folder with saves automatically sync every now and then. My first ...
0
votes
2answers
17 views

Buy from the iOS AppStore via desktop browser and have app auto-install to my iOS device?

The question sums it: How can I buy from the iOS App Store and have it download to my iOS device, perhaps telling it? Anytime I attempt to go to the AppStore website, it keeps trying to push me ...
2
votes
1answer
14 views

Mac nl only takes lines 2048 chars long

I'm having an issue where the Mac version of nl will mark a new line after 2048 characters. I tried it on linux, and it doesn't do this. Any idea why it does on Mac, and how to fix it?
2
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1answer
6k views

OS X Yosemite Crashes Frequently

So I installed OS X Yosemite almost a week ago, and within this time frame have experienced 2 crashes. Basically, the OS freezes, and then shuts down, and doesn't start up again until I press the ...
2
votes
5answers
8k views

How to set VirtualBox in order to access external hard drives in guest Win7?

I have installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 as guest on a Macbook Air running Mavericks (mainly to be able to use a printer that has no drivers for Mac). Also, I have installed the ...
14
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4answers
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How can I bypass Activation Lock?

I bought a used iPhone 4. The previous owner re-set the phone, but did not remove the device from their iCloud. It is asking me for their iCloud information when I try to set-up the phone. I don't ...
6
votes
2answers
11k views

“Developer” option is not available under Settings menu. Why?

I am missing a Developer option under Settings menu. What do I need to do to make it appear?
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votes
1answer
25 views

Morphox plugins show all waves

I'm in trouble with my Linplug - Morphox plugin; I mean, yesterday I installed the morphox.component into the right folder Macintosh-Library-Audio-plug ins- component. When I open Logic Pro 9 ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views
+50

How can I type “\” (backslash) via remote desktop with a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my MacBook Air with Yosemite to a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. Both my Mac and the Windows computer is configured with Norwegian keyboard layout. ...
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0answers
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How do I remove Supervised mode on the iPad so I can attach it to another computer?

I can't really figure out a way to connect to another machine once the device is in Supervised mode. Supervision Mode seems to embed itself into the operating system. I am getting this error every ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

My project has disappeared from iMovie — can you help me get it back?

I have been working on a project on iMovie and yesterday I opened iMovie to continue working on it but I can't find it. It says I have two projects but it only shows me one project and I am freaking ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

How do I make my MacBook's logical resolution the same as its physical one?

My MacBook has 2,880 × 1,800 physical, R/G/B pixels in its display (1800p). However, Mac OS renders at 3840 × 2400 virtual pixels (4k). I don't know or care why, but I do know that this ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

How to recover the name of a non-system volume containing all user folders in Mac OS X Lion?

I have done something stupid and need help: I have 3 external drives attached to my Mac and in an attempt to make the partition names more meaningful, I renamed them using finder/get info. My user ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Force stuborn drive to unmount

I have a single partition disk whose filesystem will not mount properly. I don't care about the data and I would like to try reformatting the disk but I keep getting errors related to a failure ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Youtube videos will not play under OSX 10.6.8

I get a black rectangle with the "f" icon, but it won't play when I click on it. Apple stopped updating OSX 10.6.8 so is its Flash too out of date to run?
0
votes
2answers
29 views

iPhone LED / Flash light on charging?

I just recently bought an iphone this year, and need to know if it has any led flash light for letting my know that it's charging? I have iPhone 5c, and it's got this setting for light for call and ...
1
vote
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 ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Can the close buttons on MacVim's tabs be hidden?

Sometimes I use the mouse to select a tab, but I never want to use the mouse to close a tab, so they only cause problems due to mis-clicking.
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Latest (March 2015) flash player installer crashes on 10.9.5

When I try to install flash player (the latest security update as of 3/25/15) on my machine it crashes. Removed the old one, both using the uninstall and the manual uninstall (removed plugin and ...
8
votes
2answers
36k views

Disk Utility won't Unmount HD for formatting

I have two internal drives in my 27" iMac (10.8.5). An SSD system disk and a 1TB SATA drive. The HDD has been acting up recently, very slow performance, bad behavior etc. Tech Tool Pro and Disk ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Is it possible to make iTunes write rating on the file itself?

I'm on Yosemite (10.10.2) and using iTunes (12.1.0.50). I read that iTunes saves the rating of the songs on its own database, not the audio files tags themselves. Is there a way to make iTunes to ...
0
votes
1answer
878 views

Disabling the trackpad from the command line

How can I disable the trackpad (without restarting my computer) from the command-line on OS X Mavericks?
2
votes
0answers
23 views

Cross-browser colour issues

See the 3 screenshots below. There are several different green hex values amongst them however the CSS is declaring the correct hex (#A0CB3C), and the image has no colour profile data attached (saved ...

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