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Wanting help creating an applescript that is run when the contents of a folder changes

I would greatly appreciate some assistance with the following. My scenario: I have a Mac app that generates RTF files. I have an Android app that deals with MultiMarkdown/Markdown files. The Mac ...
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1answer
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Default sender in Apple Mail when replying and more than one account

Using Mavericks Apple Mail, I have two Exchange mail accounts, one for myself and one for Jane Doe. The accounts are organised in the left hand mailbox list with mine above Jane Doe's. If I reply to ...
2
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1answer
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Can I install figlet from the terminal?

I really love FIGlet, and use it frequently in my code and emails. It's really easy to install through the terminal in Linux, but I can't figure out how to install it on a Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3). ...
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5answers
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Setup Apple TV (2nd Gen) with neither a remote nor home sharing turned on

How to pair Apple TV (2nd gen) without a remote and without home sharing turned on?
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2answers
149 views

Hard Drive Issues with MacBook Pro 13-inch mid-2012

I'm trapped in a HDD nightmare with my MacBook Pro mid-2012. I updated to Yosemite 10.10.3. A couple of days after the update, I was watching a movie on my TV screen via HDMI. In the middle of the ...
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1answer
974 views

Access application submenus with AppleScript

I am trying to learn to access any menu item within an application with AppleScript. I can orient to the actual menu tab, and then access clickable menu items, but I can't access menu items within ...
7
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1answer
750 views

How can I take selfie by running a console command on Mac?

I know I can take a selfie with the built-in camera via the Photo Booth app. However, is there a way capture an image via command line, in sort of lolcommits style?
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4answers
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Use Mac OS X dictation on a file?

In Mountain Lion, Mac OS X can use its dictation/voice recognition to turn your speaking into text. Suppose I have an audio file of my voice speaking. Is there a way to use this dictation ability to ...
0
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1answer
43 views

If my iPod is stolen and wiped, would it still appear as 'offline' on iCloud or would it just not appear at all?

I am trying to find out if my iPod 3rd gen is stolen or just misplaced. I have find my iPhone activated but it happened a couple of days ago so the battery is probably dead. It shows up as 'offline' ...
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0answers
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I have an Iphone 5s and not all my songs are available [on hold]

I have an Iphone 5s and not all my songs are available. They show up on my itunes. I tried to use a friend's computer to make a playlist as I have 5000 songs and tried to make a shortcut. What can I ...
0
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1answer
38 views
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How can I change DNS providers without needing to type in my password?

On Mac OS X Yosemite, you need to enter in your password to change DNS entries. Otherwise the entries are all greyed out. I change DNS frequently (Gogo Inflight among others doesn't work with ...
0
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1answer
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How to merge two Mac partitions?

Recently I ran Boot Camp Assistant to install a copy of Windows 7. The "Partitioning Disk" process froze and I force quit it - I know, bad idea - and although I was left with a functioning Mac, I ...
0
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2answers
28 views

How do I mirror my hard drive?

How do I mirror my hard drive? I want to preserve programs for which I've lost the license number.
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0answers
14 views

MMS can not send to Android phone: gets iMessage error

This has happened twice, with two different Android recipients. Both have been Android phones since inception - read: never had iMessage, so Apple shouldn't be confused about iMessage. Anyway, we've ...
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0answers
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FIND IPHONE ISSUES [duplicate]

I purchased an iphone 4s off a boy who I didnt know so well .. He gave me and extremely great deal. He then continued to ask me to hang out all the time, one evening I refused and he somehow ...
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0answers
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My spotlight is actually more messed up than previously thought

In this Ask Different post I noticed that 'message' goes to messages (good) but 'messages' goes to minecraft (bad). However, today I noticed that typing 'spotif' goes to Spotify but 'spotify' goes ...
3
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1answer
2k views

pinch to zoom with magic mouse in Mountain Lion

I am unable to "pinch-to-zoom" on my magic mouse in mountain lion. I am using better touch tool (but have tried disabling that and pinch-to-zoom still doesn't work). In better touch tool under mouse ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Is there a way to replay old sketches on my Apple Watch?

I naturally think of sketches like SMSs - you have a sequence of the old ones lying around you can peruse. The other model of online messaging is snapchat, where your messages disappear after ...
4
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4answers
2k views

OS X Mountain Lion/Lion Deep Sleep on low battery

I'm having an issue on my Mac since I installed Lion and now Mountain Lion (I thought that the Lion problem could be because I've put an SSD in my Mac and did not make a fresh install but a carbon ...
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0answers
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CMD+Left Arrow, CMD+Right Arrow — Jump Word

I've switched my CTRL and CMD key to replicate my hotkeys on Windows. I've fixed my home and end keys to behave as I'd like and now all that's left is remapping my CMD + Left Arrow // CMD + Right ...
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0answers
9 views

Cannot Install Windows 7 With Bootcamp with USB Key Mac OS X 10.9.5

I have a mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp Assistant. I am able to make the bootable USB drive with the ...
6
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11answers
7k views

Apple said we can use iMovie to make App Previews, but I can't export the correct size using iMovie

I'm trying to create an App Preview for an iPhone app. I recorded a screen capture of the app in the native resolution of the phone. Then I imported the video in iMovie and used iMovie to add ...
0
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0answers
11 views

Apple Watch Sync different email account

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, as you know with the iPhone we can add as many different emails account we want. But what about the Apple Watch Mail App? How many different inbox can the Apple ...
10
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2answers
109k views

Deleting photos on the phone - does it affect them on iCloud?

Can you delete pictures from an iPhone and still have it saved in iCloud? If so, how?
2
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3answers
23k views

How do I turn off email alerts for find my iPhone

I would like to stop receiving alerts every time I sign into find my iPhone. How do I turn off email alerts for find my iPhone?
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votes
0answers
9 views

How can I remove or hide the stocks app from Apple Watch?

I'd like to hide the icon of the stocks app so it doesn't appear in the collection of circles. Apple's documentation says you can't do this, but I hope someone finds a back door or way to minimize it ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

OS X Mail: Dueling IMAP trash cans

I am a relatively new Mac user, and I am having trouble setting up one of my IMAP accounts in OS X Mail (Yosemite). I have set up several accounts, and Mail has added a trash can for each of them ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac ...
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0answers
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10
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7answers
23k views

How to create a text file in a folder

In windows I right click and then there is an option to create a text file. How to do so in mac?
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3answers
4k views

How do I configure Yosemite to be able to resolve DNS ending in “.local”?

Yosemite doesn't seem to understand any domain that ends in .local My DNS server is pointed at the ip of the debian box, which runs dnsmasq. It has a ton of apache sites configured that all have ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I prevent X11 opening an xterm when it starts?

When I start the X11.app then it launches an xterm automatically. I've long since switched from the "ordinary" xterm to rxvt-unicode so the initial xterm just hangs around like a wallflower never ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Ipad 2 Air Replacement

I sent my iPad 2 Air back to Apple since the screen was unresponsive. I was unable to backup the information prior to sending it due to the screen issues. With that said, if Apple had to replace my ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

My external monitor goes grayscale on the non moving parts of the screen (mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina)

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I also bought a 27" Acer K272HUL and I've connected the 2nd monitor to my Macbook via HDMI. So now I have 2 screens, my 15" and my "27". I usually play ...
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votes
5answers
4k views

Mac cannot delete file

The item image212_tmp1987326278 can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. I don't know how that file appeared on my desktop but as I try to delete it I get the above error. Does not ...
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0answers
27 views

os x boot volume

was hoping someone might be able to help me figure this out when i run the cmd "systemsetup -getstartupdisk" the output is "/Volumes/13/WINNT" My hard drive setup is a gpt schema with three ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Fake Webcam / Webcam Emulator Mac Os 10.7.4 64Bit running as a Virtual Machine.

I am looking for fake webcam solution for Mac OS 10.7.4 64bit running as a Virtual Machine. What I tried: ManyCam - only works with 32bit Browser and then not with all flash applications CamCamX - ...
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0answers
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iPad 2 Air Screen Not Responding

I received an iPad 2 Air about two months ago as a birthday present. Yesterday I was sitting in class and I turned it on to use it, but for some reason it said it was too hot. After the temperature ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

Can I allow text messages from certain contact through when in Do Not Disturb mode?

The iPhone allows you to say that calls from certain contacts can get through when the phone is in Do Not Disturb mode. In my experiments it seems that it's not possible to allow text messages to get ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How to clear calendar cache?

I'm trying to clear the cache of my calendar, since I'm having trouble with calendar notifications after connecting to a Google Calendar. One of the recommended solutions is to clear the Calendar ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Can emails be recovered on Iphone 5s?

Is it possible to recover emails from an iPhone 5s that completely disappeared the other day? It is through Outlook Express, have AT&T and it is IOS 7.0.1 version. They were not deleted. I was on ...
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votes
1answer
23 views

Cydia on iPhone Without Jailbreak? [on hold]

I want to know that can I install Cydia Tweaks and apps on my iPhone 4S without jailbreaking it? There are some games etc that are now not a part of App Store but they are in Cydia and I want to play ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

Restarting a app from scratch

I want to start an game from the beginning, so I deleted it but when I load it back on my iPhone, it starts where I left off before. It is not in my iCloud or Game Center. Help! It's not listed in ...
5
votes
4answers
10k views

An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox “(null)”

I just moved my IMAP email from one server to another and now while I'm trying to delete any emails, Mail produces the following error: An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox “(null)”. ...
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vote
3answers
1k views

Safari 8.0 web process at 100% CPU every time I start Safari after resuming from sleep

Whenever I start Safari 8.0 (on Yosemite 10.10) after resuming my Mac from sleep, it kicks off a web process which consumes 100% CPU and soon gets the fans on my MBA going: What's strange is that ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to fade out/in in iTunes?

Even in iTunes 11, there is no fade out when pausing playback or fade in when starting playback. How can I achieve this?
7
votes
7answers
16k views

Is there a reliable, automatic subtitle downloader for Mac OS X?

On Ubuntu I use SMPlayer or SubDownloader, which both reliably retrieve subtitles from opensubtitles.org. SMplayer even does this automatically for the file you are currently viewing. So far I've ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Can you activate your iPhone 5/5s/5c with iOS 8.1 with any nano SIM card?

I just got a new iPhone 5/5s/5c and it comes with a fresh install, or factory reset, of iOS 8.1. I didn't get a SIM card with the phone, and it will not let me activate/use it without one. I am ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Transfer external hard drive Time Machine data to a replacement

My Western Digital external hard drive is full. How do I transfer data to its replacement? I want all the data to be saved to the new external hard drive so Time Machine will continue where it left ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

How do I move an app out of a folder on iOS 8? (e.g. newspaper out of “newsstand”)

The news app I use most frequently is buried in Home->News->Newsstand. How can I move this app up to my first main page of apps? Here I mean the New York Times app, which I want on my home screen. ...

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