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2006 MacPro - Worth upgrading for use as a VM host?

I have a MacPro 1,1 bought in early 2007. Earlier this year I was about to recycle it but tried installing an SSD as a boot/apps drive. It has been a great success, it now feels like a new machine and ...
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iPhone 4 and strange mobile data issue

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 7, I have an active data bundle and the provider says everything is set up correctly (APN etc.). However, mobile data only works if I activate tethering and then use a ...
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2answers
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Mac runs same vm. Cannot exit

I have inherited some Mac-based machine, but when I power it on - virtual machine with Windows XP starts. I cannot figure, how to exit this mode or restore Mac to factory defaults. I tried booting ...
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1answer
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Why is there a web process active even if Safari isn't opened?

I noticed that even when Safari is closed, many web processes are active, and these processes are active even when I just restarted my Mac. Actually, I noticed that this process is in the Spotlight ...
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0answers
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Hide / Remove App Store updates for base applications (incl. Safari)

Is it possible to stop the App Store from giving notifications that cannot permanently be dismissed for unapplied updates to particular applications that come as part of the base system, in particular ...
2
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0answers
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Tools to support maintenance jobs with Finder tags

When OS X Mavericks was released in 2013 with tagging support built directly into Finder, I expected tagging on OS X to gather steam (at least among “power users”). However, the number of tools and ...
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USB 3.0 Card on a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.10

I have a 2008 Mac Pro that I used to have a USB 3.0 card installed on that has stopped working with each OS release and is dependent on the use of a Kext Wizard which can create compatibility and ...
0
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1answer
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iPad Air 2 time-lapse maximum length?

I'd like to record a two-day long time-lapse video with iPad Air 2. How long can iPad Air 2 record (charging while recording) time-lapse video in iOS 8.1.2?
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1answer
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iTerm2: How to change the color used to highlight search results?

It seems that iTerm2 is hardcoded to highlight search results using a yellow background color. I tried both the latest release and the nightlies but could not find a way to change that color. Did I ...
0
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1answer
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Myriad of (relatively minor) issues on my rMBP in the last few days

Not sure how to generalize this, but my rMBP 15" 2014 has started having several weird issues in the past few days: Typing freezes (briefly) in Notes Searching “Keychain” from spotlight returns some ...
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24 views

Terminal support [on hold]

I am using my iPhone5 which is jailbreak and I had installed terminal application and AirCrack-ng using Cydia but whenever I am going to hack WI-FI using these applications The terminal give me an ...
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1answer
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Navigate Finder Sidebar using arrow keys Yosemite

Is there a way I can navigate the sidebar items using arrow keys? I am using Yosemite. Thanks Dena
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Is it possible to permanently disable firefox fullscreen feature?

My iMac is an old model, the first one to have a Core2Duo chip and it only gets to Snow Leopard. Since Firefox 32, it always (or most of the time) starts in fullscreen and it's really annoying. Is ...
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1answer
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Thunderbolt to HDMI (Not DisplayPort to HDMI)

My first question is do Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters exist? The reason I'm specifying Thunderbolt and not DisplayPort is because I have a Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock. If I use a MDP>HDMI adapter and the ...
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3answers
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iPhone - How to set up not requiring passcode if recently closed

I have an iPhone with iOS 8. Is there a way to setup my phone where it doesn't require a passcode to unlock if it has been closed in the last 5 (or some amount) minutes? I know that my computer has a ...
2
votes
4answers
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Why is my startup disk so full?

I've been getting messages recently that "My startup disk is almost full," and I'm quite sure I haven't used the full 250GB of my Macbook's hard drive. Using "Get Info" on Macintosh HD says that I'm ...
1
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2answers
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On iOS, do “Automatic Downloads” (incl. Music, Apps, Books, Updates) download on public or slow WiFi networks?

If I have "Automatic Downloads" enabled for some or all of the categories (Music, Apps, Books, Updates), then these items will download when available, while I'm connected to my home's WiFi network. ...
0
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0answers
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I have 2 coc accounts on one gamecenter and I don't know how to make the second one that I made the main one [duplicate]

So my brother made his coc first then I made mine on the same gamecenter so I'm wondering how to put my coc on a different device because it when ever I go to link a device it says to login to the ...
2
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0answers
21 views

Finding CodeBlocks that works or fixing bugs?

I am using Codeblocks to develop C++ code on OSX Mavericks. I am currently running into the problem where the software occasionally will crash and than continue to crash every time the software is ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

How to remap F4 to Dashboard or Notifications on a MacBook Pro in Yosemite?

I had this working fine in Tiger thru Mavericks, but it broke in Yosemite. Pressing F4 now launches Launchpad, and only fnF4 triggers Dashboard. Launchpad is useless compared to Spotlight or even ...
1
vote
1answer
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How do I delete my number from iMessage on send and receive from my iMac?

When I go to settings, iMessage does not show up under anything and I cannot access iMessage settings straight from the iMessage icon. Please help! There was a previous answer that said you could ...
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0answers
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Quit all Safari Web Content processes at once?

The biggest RAM hog on my computer is my unhealthy habit of keeping too many Safari tabs open. Even when I close them, their associated processes don't necessarily disappear if those processes were ...
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0answers
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Yosemite Mail.app search of gmail is not working at all

I have tried a lot of things. Most drastic was to remove the gmail accounts from mail.app, exit mail.app, turn off IMAP from the gmail side, turn it back on, re-add the gmail accounts to mail.app. ...
0
votes
1answer
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Can you change the storage location of Conversation History for Mac Lync?

I know the history is stored in /Users/<username>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft Lync History. Does anyone know if it's possible to change where it's stored? I'd like to save ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Allow only specific AD users/groups to login

I've been doing some testing as my company is planning to integrate our mac users into the windows active directory environment. Joining/removing computers from a windows domain is cake, everything ...
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0answers
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Mac Mini is not displaying all 29" of my DellU2913WM since Yosemite. Suggestions?

I upgraded my mac-mini to Yosemite & suddenly lost my ability to adjust the screen resolution to fit. An add-on product called SwitchResX was disabled after the upgrade, and the system ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

I transfer a picture folder from desktop to an imovie project in 10.0.3

How do I transfer a folder from desktop to an imovie 10.0.5 project?
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1answer
41 views

Put iMac G3 in Target Disk mode

Is it possible to put the iMac G3 in Target Disk mode, such that one could copy or image the HDD? This particular G3 does not have a FireWire port, only two USB 1.1 ports. It's the tray loading ...
0
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0answers
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.abbu file I can't import or open

I have a .abbu file but I can't import it to by contacts. It brings them in and they disappear. I am running Yosemite 10.10.1 and contacts 9.0. Any ideas? Is there any way I could open the .abbu file ...
0
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2answers
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How to get client Mac to use caching facility from Mac OSX server on Yosemite

I have installed Mac OSX server onto one machine. Caching is enabled. How do I now configure a client Mac on the same network to start using this cache for both web browsing and software updates? I ...
5
votes
2answers
418 views

Apple keeps asking me to accept the new iCloud terms and conditions

A pop-up will appear on my phone asking me to accept the new terms and conditions. To turn off these notifications, I need to turn off iCloud. Unfortunately, when I go into my settings to turn off ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Mac Mini private network

I am trying to set up a very simple network using a Netgear 5 port Gigabit switch, a Mac Mini, a Seagate Central 4Tb NAS and an Apple TV to serve movies to my Samsung TV. I followed a guide on ...
3
votes
0answers
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How to isolate processes that evoke insane mds_stores disk read activity?

I have an interesting situation where when I monitor my disk activity, I find that mds_store is continually running between 1 to 35 megabytes per second (averaging around 3-5 MB/s) on the read and ...
1
vote
3answers
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Can't synchronize books with my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 4th generation with iOS 6.1.6 and my MacBook has OS X 10.9.5 with iTunes 12. I have some books (epub) in iBooks, but I can't transfer them to iTunes nor synchronize them with my ...
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0answers
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Disable auto suggest typing when using the CTRL key

Sometimes when I press and release the CTRL key while my cursor is in a text field, the letter "I" gets inserted and an autosuggest list gets opened. I really really dislike this because I often ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

How do you get the internal drive to show up when you're reinstalling?

Macbook Pro. Trying to reinstall Yosemite. I can get to the "Install OS X" page, but the only destination given is "Recovery HD". I can go to disk utilities and see that "Macintosh HD" is there, ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

How to enable writing to coreduetd.log

In Yosemite, there is a log file here: /private/var/log/coreduetd.log ...but it's always empty. How do I make the system write events to it, assuming there are any?
2
votes
0answers
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Mac Mini Server Reset To Factory - Help With Fatal Error

I am in desperate need of assistance. I am doing my very first in-house server reset and wipe since graduating from school and I am in over my head. I know I am a noob at it but I am THE I.T. GUY at ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Displaying calendar events as text, in the terminal

Using Yosemite, is there a way to display events from my calendar in the command line? I'm aware of the stock calendars apple supplies for things like holidays and such, /usr/share/calendar/ and the ...
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votes
0answers
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Move /Applications directory [duplicate]

Trying to get space back on my (smaller) boot disk... I would like to move my /Applications directory to my second (larger) disk. I've googled for information and found no convincing solutions.
1
vote
1answer
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Two different USB 3 HDD docks - disk partitioned on one not usable on the other

I have two different 3TB SATA hard disks: a Toshiba DT01ACA300 a Seagate ST3000DM001. I also have access to two different USB 3 HDD docks: a Connectland DOCK-CNL-YJK3519-V3+ES a Focus SATA + IDE ...
1
vote
2answers
29 views

Apple Knowledgebase pages often blank

This seems to be rather hit & miss, but often a link posted on SE leading to support.apple.com/kb/[reference code] seems to just give a blank page, as though it neither loads nor times out. ...
2
votes
1answer
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Menubar for Messages in Yosemite

Did Yosemite eliminate the Menubar icon for Messages? I don't see any preference to turn it back on. I found an Apple KB article that seems like it would offer the answer, but always results in a ...
0
votes
2answers
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My iPhone & my daughters iPhone are getting the same text messages

I just restored a phone from back up for my daughter. Now my text messages say they are from her. We both have IOS 7, and share an Apple ID.
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vote
1answer
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iPhone 3GS lost and can’t use Find my iPhone

My iPhone 3GS was lost and I don't have any iOS device to login and erase the data. I logged in using the browser on my Windows PC but it says I need an iOS device to locate my phone. Can I erase ...
1
vote
0answers
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dnsextd messages in console

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 and keep getting thousands of lines like the following in the system console log. 12/16/14 2:57:02.937 PM dnsextd[9384]: ConnectToServer - 10 failed attempts. Aborting. ...
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0answers
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Remove photo from iPhoto slideshow

I have created an iPhoto slideshow and posted it to iCloud with public access. I now want to remove a photo. I went back to the slideshow source list in iPhoto and when I click on the slideshow ...
0
votes
2answers
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Playing and editing DV-AVI files on a Mac

I have loads of video files that I have transferred from MiniDV tapes and onto my computer. I used firewire cable and something called WinDV to transfer them and as far as I know they are saved in the ...
1
vote
0answers
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Automate/wrap a few SH scripts in one - Deploystudio

Right now I have a few .sh scripts that are being deployed via Deploystudio. I've created seperate scripts and tasks for each command. Though, it doesn't really function. The logs tell me that I need ...
0
votes
1answer
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MacBook Pro 13" wont connect to wifi

My Macbook Pro was broken and I had to fix it at a Apple support. Afterwards, I noticed that the wifi symbol is not showing up on top of the upper task bar. I opened system preferences and went to ...

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