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Make folders opened by external apps open in a new finder tab rather than a window

I have the setting "open folders in new tabs" (instead of new windows) in finder turned on but this does not seem to influence what my other apps do when they open a folder. Launchbar and a shell ...
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Weird Google Chrome errors in system.log

I'm using Mavericks and Google Chrome Version 34.0.1797.2 dev. This is the error I receive: Jan 25 17:09:12 genesis Google Chrome Helper[46267]: Process unable to create connection because the ...
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Bootloader freezes on login screen when booting into Lion from Boot Camp

Every time I reboot from Boot Camp into OS X, the bootloader gets to the login screen, and then after I've entered my username and password, the screen will just go grey. I have to force a restart ...
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Distinctive slowdown across browsers on 10.9.1

I've noticed a strange pattern of delays when trying to fetch websites; the behavior seems extremely distinctive, and is easy for me to reproduce so I'm fairly confident of most of the details below. ...
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Quitting an app makes the control move to MAMP

I've suffered a bit from this issue - when I quit MAMP, and then restart the app again, everything works just fine. However, when I quit all the other applications except MAMP, then the control ...
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MAMP always grabbing focus when quitting an app in Mavericks

Upgraded from Lion to Mavericks and now when quitting any app, MAMP is always grabbing the focus instead of the previously opened app e.g. open MAMP, open Safari, open TextWrangler, quit TextWrangler, ...
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AppleScript to make the preview image become the master in Aperture library?

Recently I accidently deleted the folder that contained most of my Aperture library (I didn't think they were refenced, I assumed they were all in my library file, but unfortunately this was not true) ...
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Access Lion SMB shares from Linux

I have this fantastic new Lion server that I've gotten all setup with my user accounts, files, etc. File sharing is up and running, everything. Except for one problem: the users running Linux (we use ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad stop working after plugging in USB device

I got a new MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. When connecting my phone via USB, the internal keyboard and the trackpad immediately stop working -- not always but in most cases. The bluetooth mouse and ...
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vm_compressor_mode (vm.compressor_mode) values for enabled compressed memory in OS X

Background In Super user, with an accepted answer: Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? Also in Super User: how to get memory compress back in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? – and ...
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Mavericks Finder hangs on tagging

I'm having a problem with the new tagging feature in Mavericks and I have a feeling it might go deeper than just the tagging. The problem is this: When tagging anything on Mavericks the Finder ...
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WPA2 Enterprise network doesn't appear in WiFi list (OSX Mavericks)

My university has two WPA2 Enterprise networks, neither of which appear in the WiFi menu in Mavericks, but they do appear on my iPhone which is next to my MacBook. At the moment, I have to manually ...
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Printer Deploy with and custom preset profiles to Mac OS X workstations

How would I go about deploying a network printer (Sharp MX-2600N) to Mac OS X machines that would include a custom printer preset profile (Embedded Printer User Authentication Code)? Ideal Method of ...
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Do not show refit menu on boot (only with option key)

Is it possible to configure rEFIt so that the menu does not automatically show on my macbook when booting? I would like it to boot straight to OSX and only show the menu when I hold the option key, ...
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How to build last version of Ruby for jailbroken iOS?

I jailbrake my iPad and want to run Ruby in the console. I installed OpenSSH & Ruby from Saurik. But it is too old (1.9.2) & buggy. I would like to compile and install the latest version of ...
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Solver Window Resize in Mac Office 2011

For what ever reason the Solver add-in for Mac Office's Excel 2011 produces the following dialog box when attempting to add a constraint to Solver: Does anyone have a similar problem? Or know how ...
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150 views

Stop mouse interfering with Cmd + Tab menu

When pressing cmd + Tab the mouse can steal focus of a program icon. This is frustrating. Is there a setting to make the cmd + Tab ignore the mouse?
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560 views

iTunes on Windows 7 loses connection to other iTunes or Apple TV 2

I can start iTunes on my Windows 7 desktop, and can browse it from my Apple TV 2. It works fine for a while, then randomly in the middle of the movie I'm watching it completely loses the connection ...
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Mac OS binding to Samba PDC

Does anyone join a Mac OS to Samba PDC? My point is to build a single domain for different clients (win xp, win 7, mac os 10.6) with home folders and roaming profiles. I see 2 posible solutions: 1. ...
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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Claims by mobile operator of iOS7 'secretly' using mobile data

Apologies in advance for the likely TL;DR. I have an iPhone 5 running iOS7 on a PAYG deal with Vodafone in the UK. Whenever I top up £10, I get a 500mb data pack that's valid for 30 days. Thing is, I ...
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Set a custom dock icon for an application instance via Terminal

I'm frequently opening multiple instances of applications, especially Emacs, since I may be working on different projects on the same time, and I find this the best way to manage this (yes, I know ...
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Is $HOME/.MacOSX/environment.plist still used in OS X 10.9.2 for setting global environment variables?

Is $HOME/.MacOSX/environment.plist still recognized/used in OS X 10.9.2 for setting global environment variables? Apple's official documentation does not say explicitly it's deprecated, AFACT: ...
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Sending Keystrokes to a Window when it Loses Focus

I am running virtual machines for testing on a second Space using Virtualbox, and the problem is that when I'm on the primary space, the virtual machine continues to use a lot of CPU time and kills ...
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Unread email in Apple Mail in 10.9.2

I have a very annoying problem with Apple Mail. I have used the app ever since 10.2, until now, which I have for the time being changed over to Unibox, which is very nice, although quite slow. ...
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Frequent kernel panics osx 10.9

I'm getting kernel panics more often than I'm comfortable with. I got one yesterday and one today, not sure the exact frequency before that, but I got at least a couple last week. If anyone would ...
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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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Can I revert Mail.app to handle notifications in the pre-10.9.2 way?

After updating to the latest Mavericks version (10.9.2), the behaviour of the new mail notifications changed. Before, if I clicked on the notification, the main Mail.app window would open and show the ...
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Can't log in until after reboot

I have an iMac running OS X Mavericks and OS X Server. The OS X Server services running are Time Machine and Xcode. A couple of times per week, the iMac gets into a state where I cannot log in. I can ...
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change the spinning color wheel (beach ball) to something else

I want to change the spinning beach ball / color wheel icon to something else, like a funny GIF, or maybe just a different icon. Is anyone familiar enough with the operating system to know where files ...
3
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The add appointment icon is disabled in Calendar

How can I enable the + icon on Calendar in my iPhone so I can add an appointment to it? Since the + icon is not enabled, I am not able to add a future appointment. I have to get on a Mac computer to ...
3
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Extremely slow write speed to encrypted drive on Mavericks

Writing to a fully encrypted USB flash drive on Mavericks is extremely slow. The drive model I used for testing was a Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 (64 GB). I tested transfer speeds by ...
3
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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Erratic battery percentage behavior

I purchased an iPod Touch in December 2011. It came with a Target 2 year warranty. From the time I started using it the battery never read correctly. I decided before the warranty was up in February ...
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PowerPoint 2011 crashes when trying to format shape

Whenever I try to format shape (for example edit line) in PowerPoint it crashes leaving me with this error message: Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0 Error Signature: Exception: ...
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How can I export my Comcast address book to my iPad?

I have tried many systems to export my comcast address book to the Ipad without success. The sync worked for my files but not the contacts. I used carbonites "sync and save" and also tried manually ...
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votes
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Inviting people who have shared calendars with me only allows the first person to accept

The summary is this... if people share their calendars with me and I invite them to a meeting, then only the first person to accept the invite gets in... the rest appear to decline the invite. Here's ...
3
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Trouble downloading purchased iTunes videos

I'm trying to download some videos from the iTunes Store onto my iPhone. As part of the (UK) 12 Days of Christmas promotion, I received a copy of the first episode of Sherlock, which I purchased but ...
3
votes
0answers
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rMBP Late 2013 Facetime HD Camera Not Working

I have my rMBP since the end of December. When I got it, i needed to update the OS X to 10.9.1. I don't recall if i tried the FaceTime HD Camera later or before the system update, but i'm sure it was ...
3
votes
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Frequent locations not remembering any location?

I had this option activated months ago and it registered my home location and some other random location. But I decided to turn all system services off and delete it's history. Two weeks ago, I have ...
3
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0answers
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Weird bug: Cmd+Tab sticks in Mavericks

I am experiencing an odd bug that I haven't seen anywhere else. When I use Cmd+Tab, it seems to stick on whatever application it lands on when I release Tab. It should open that application, but ...
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iPhone 3 Upgrading and other similar issues

So the device in concern is the iPhone 3S. It has been jailbroken in the past and I haven't really used it since. And now I decided to upgrade it so I restore it to factory settings, except there is a ...
3
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Super simple accessibility app for iPad/iPod Touch

My mother is now visually impaired and I've got an old iPad which I want to turn into a "audiobook station" for her. However, with the vision problems, operating the Music App turns out to be ...
3
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Disable iTunes 11 arrows

Is there any way to remove these arrows from the songs list? I know they only appear on hover but are still annoying. I always hit them accidentaly when trying to play a song.
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iPhone 5 Battery - Help me diagnose issue

I'm having a weird issue with my iPhone 5, that I think is related to the battery, but might be something else. Symptoms The battery indicator is wrong. It sticks to the value it fetches when ...
3
votes
0answers
56 views

Can the default permissions on /dev/disk* be changed?

Is it possibile to change default permissions /dev/disk*? In Linux this is done in the udev configuration files; which is the equivalent on OS X? I'd like to give group write permissions so members ...
3
votes
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322 views

How do I disable App Store notifications when auto-updating software?

I have OSX Mavericks installed. While I actually DO enjoy the notification center feature (and want to keep it turned on), I also am very particular about which notifications I want to see, and how. ...
3
votes
0answers
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Disable USB Write Caching by default

Is it possible to change OS X's USB filesystem mount behaviour to use the noasync flag to disable write caching? The aim here is to allow USB devices to be safely removed without eject or hdiutil ...
3
votes
0answers
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Skype hangs since upgrading to Mavericks

Since upgrading to Mavericks the latest version of the Skype app (6.9 rev 701) hangs frequently, pretty much every time on wake after the laptop goes to sleep. I've heard some suggestions about ...
3
votes
0answers
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How to assign hotkeys to paragraph styles in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. Noticeably ...

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