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Permanently Enlarging the “Open File” dialog box in Yosemite

Whenever I open a file in any application I'm presented with the standard "Open" dialog box which find to be frustratingly small (less than 50% in each dimension). I can enlarge it to a more generous ...
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Why can a user on OS X open some directories of other users?

I run OS X Yosemite (10.10.3). From the sysadmin account, I created a standard account. This account can't open standard directories like Documents or Pictures in the admin’s user folder. It can ...
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Apple MacBook 13 inch

I HAVE A 13" Apple MacBook that is a loner from Apple while my new 15" is being built and I need to restore it to the same condition as the day I received it from Apple, how do I do that??
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OS X Server safely facing WAN and LAN?

Our OS X Server serves our company DNS, web and mail with an external IP address to the Internet. It currently does not have a local address on the LAN and thus cannot be used e.g. for software update ...
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Running the screen command at boot time

Having this shell script - let say it is ~/bin/RunMyScreen ($HOME is /Users/me). #!/opt/local/bin/bash sudo -u me screen -dmS myprog bash --init-file /Users/me/somefile The above regardless of ...
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Unable to cut from text edit and paste into terminal

Up until a day ago, I was able to cut and paste commands into terminal from text edit. This is a ongoing function as I store regularly used bash commands in text files so I can cut and paste them ...
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How to view music for a lost device that was previously synced with iTunes?

How can I find out the music that was on a device (iPod shuffle) which has now become lost?
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How do I get VMware Fusion to use the native screen resolution within a scaled OSX desktop?

I'm using VMware Fusion 7.1.1 to run both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on a mid 2014 15-inch retina Mac. I've heard it is possible to run VMware in such a way that the screen's native resolution (in my ...
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What can someone do with my stolen iPhone 4s with lost mode active?

I lost my iPhone 4s 4 days ago. I have used Find My iPhone and it is offline. I turned on lost mode. What is the benefits if I turn on lost mode? What can the hackers do to the iPhone that is lost and ...
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How to share something into a Reminders list?

Suppose you are viewing a webpage and need to set a reminder to do something with this page. How might you go about doing this given that 'reminders' does not appear to be in the Share list in iOS ...
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How to search installed application based on functionality?

My Applications folder has 486 entries, applications that have accumulated in the 30 years I'm using Apple hardware and software. Sometimes I'm looking for "that great application I have installed a ...
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How to disable restore/resume/saved-state for a specific application in Yosemite

For most applications I like the OSX feature of remembering which documents were open. But it drives me nuts in Preview. In past versions of OSX there was a simple preference that could be altered ...
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Where are new contacts stored on iOS?

I have two Google accounts linked with my iPhone: home and work. When adding a new contact in the Phone app, where will iOS store the new contact? I'm not given a choice of which Google account it ...
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Changes to image are permanent without hitting save

I was trying to make some avatars out of some of my images and needed to resize them. I did so in Preview in Yosemite 10.10.3, and had before as well in Snow Leopard. There was no 'save as' option, ...
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Is there any Apple TV 3 jailbreak?

Is there a way to jailbreak an Apple TV 3. I've read about snow3rd, but I have also read that it could be a scam. Is it? And is there any other way of doing it? Or if it's not out, is it on its way?
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Unable to load App Store, Photos and iBooks in Yosemite

I am unable to load the App Store, Photos and iBooks after update to Yosemite. The console shows this log continuously. Any ideas what is going on? System Information[2041]: Unable to load nib file: ...
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I'm in need of an application. Where can I ask whether somebody is interested in developing it?

It happens to me often that I have a specific need in my use of MacOS X. The problem of finding an application solving a specific problem most of the time results in being the problem of finding the ...
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Recording the screen with zoom at record time

Is there any software for recording the screen on a mac that zooms at record time? I mean this: I am recording the screen demoing something, I am about to click on a button that needs to be seen in ...
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OS X Yosemite and Exchange: Contacts only containing an email address

On OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) I'm having a problem with Contacts.app and my Exchange account (Office 365). For some of my contacts (I can't see a pattern here, but they definitely come from different ...
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1answer
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Encrypted partial backup in Dropbox

I'm storing the majority of my documents in Dropbox. I store all my passwords in 1Password (with encrypted backup in Dropbox). I also have a large pool of files (SSH keys, SSL certs, encryption ...
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1answer
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Remove expansion triangle in list view in Finder?

I personally prefer list view without the expansion triangle, unlike Finder question: missing expansion triangle in list view I am able to get it to work by selecting an "arrange by" option, but it ...
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How do I assign / unassign tags to Evernote notes using Javascript for Automation?

I'm creating a Script for turning Evernote Notes into Omnifocus-Items, using Javascript for Automation. Currently, the script searches for items with a certain tag, which works great. Now, I want to ...
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1answer
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Shut down via Terminal/AppleScript without restoring

How can I shut down my Mac via Terminal or AppleScript, but without restoring? tell application "Finder" to sleep works not, the windows will be restored.
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1answer
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How to loan my iPad while preserving personal data?

I would like to loan my iPad Air (iOS 8.3) to a friend and give him a clean device (without my apps and any personal data). After getting my iPad back, I would like to restore the whole configuration ...
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1answer
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The Apple light on my Macbook is damaged, could this damage the screen?

My Macbook was hit by my keys and crack the apple light on the back. If I don't repair it, could this damage the sceen? The cover of Macbook is so thin that I really worry about this, but repair ...
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1answer
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How do I reset safari to a state equal to that of a new user?

There is a website (happening.im) which does not work in my user account, but does work when I switch to the guest user. So the problem is in my user profile somehow. I've tried deleting ...
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Windows not updating folders from the OS X drive

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my MBP through Bootcamp. Sometimes I encounter a strange issue: Log into OS X, and move/delete/create some files, e.g. Desktop\test_file.txt Turn off the machine; ...
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OS X Server 4.1 Won't Hand IP To Windows Machines

This has me stumped. I'm running OS X Server 4.1 on my Mac Pro with DHCP server set to hand out IPs on my local network starting at .11 and ending at .249 (I want to keep a few open for static ...
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1answer
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How to recover iMessages sent main phone number when using a different SIM card overseas?

I am a U.S. AT&T customer with an unlocked iPhone 6 plus, but am currently travelling through Spain and using a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card. One major problem I've run into: After inserting the ...
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1answer
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Update to a newer version of OS X from OS X 10.6.8

Every time I click Software Update it tells me there's no new software! I don't even know what software I'm running so I can't search for updated software. Why is it stuck on 10.6.8?
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OSX Mail - Folder Locations

In OSX mail, I have a number of different mailbox types - iCloud, Google Apps, and Exchange. For whatever reason, the Exchange mailbox displays the folders underneath the mailbox list at the top (see ...
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does rsync work differently from Mac to Mac-formatted hard drive v. with Linux

I'm trying to figure out if this rsync behavior I'm noticing is specific to copying from a Mac to a Mac-formatted hard drive v. with e.g. a Synology system. Typically, I've been using rsync to copy ...
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The apple update failure [on hold]

Why is apple just forcing the people to buy the new hardware? they cannot see videos or download apps, is that the tru?
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Can you purchase the Apple Watch in black stainless steel with a sports band? [on hold]

You can currently purchase an Apple Watch (42mm) in stainless steel for just $879 (Australian dollars) with a sports band. Unfortunately, on the Apple site, the black stainless steel Apple Watch is ...
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Odd email search and sort behaviour

Using Mail in all previous OS I ever used, I click on an email, say from MacWorld. Then I would sort by From and all the emails from MacWorld would be right in front of me on my screen. Now when I ...
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1answer
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Completely reinstall everything on the Mac

Let's say that I am paranoid and I want not only to wipe and reinstall OS X, but also recovery, SMC, firmware and everything in the Mac hardware that could have been infected with malware. Is there ...
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Eliminate com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist malware

Running an Early '09 iMac with Mavericks. Earlier this month I began to see a pop up referencing a 'malware cleaner'. Below is a copy of items dated May 4th in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons ...
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How do I get Windows 10 installed on my macbook pro (late 2008)

So, I used to have a partition with windows 8 on it. I started that partition when Windows 8 was still in Developer preview, and it worked really well for a while, and I upgraded it a few times ...
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1answer
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Switch music playing from iPod to Mac when getting home

is there a way to automatically 'transfer' the music you hear on your iPod touch (4. generation) to the Mac? What I want to do: I am listening to music while I am on my way back home. I get home and ...
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1answer
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Can I used iMac's Image Capture app to import video from my camcorder to iMovie '09?

I'm trying to import video from my Canon camcorder (Vixia HF R600) to iMovie '09 on my iMac (an older model but updated to OS X 10.9.5) The camera recognizes the USB input but the computer does not ...
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1answer
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2011 iMac (high-end) taken apart, how to reassemble?

Well, this is awkward. I set about disassembling my iMac in attempt to fix a problem, and the problem is fixed, but now I'm not quite sure how to put it back together. Does anyone know where I can ...
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1answer
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controlling a machine with usb boot or target mode

I need to change some preferences on a mac of which statup disk I can't control due to video issue (I don't see the desktop and so on ), I can use an usb disk to boot or launch it as target disk.... ...
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1answer
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How to check which parts of a dead MacBook Pro 17" Mid 2010 work

Mac was water damaged. No start up chime. Charger shows green light dimmer than when plugged in to working Macs when plugged. Battery status button on side has no effect. Won't start in safe, target ...
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1answer
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Will jailbreaking my iphone 3g allow me to have instagram?

Will jailbreaking my iphone 3g allow me to be able to download instagram ?
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Where to put VirtualHost files for brew's httpd24?

I have installed httpd24 via brew by running brew install httpd24 However I am not sure where to put a virualhost definition files in the file system. I ran this command /usr/local/bin/apachectl -S ...
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Handling Voice Memo files on phone and computer

I've synched voice memos to my computer. Now, I want to clear from iPhone to save space. How do I do that? And, will they all reappear the next time I sync my iPhone?
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1answer
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How can I play iTunes U videos on my iPhone?

For the first time, I had synchronized some iTunes U videos between my Mac and my iPhone and I was looking forward to watching them on the train. However, when I opened the "Videos" app on the phone, ...
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2answers
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Do I need to reinstall OS X after removing accidentally Python?

I managed to delete my python in usr/bin by foolishly doing sudo rm /usr/bin/python and now it seems like I need to reinstall my OS. First off is this necessary? And secondly is there an easy way to ...
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1answer
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How can the 30-pin iPhone cable go from 4 USB connections to 30?

The old apple USB goes from having 4 wires on the usb side (like any usb) and leads to 30 pins in a wide adapter. I feel like there might be some kind of data encoding that translates the usb data and ...
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1answer
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Making a full image of an installed system

I'd like to know if is possible to make a full, bootable, and restorable image of an entire Yosemite installed system, (that is, with all installed apps and settings) without using a commercial ...

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