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Following the advice here: Type in terminal: sudo /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx.d/10-tmpdirs To test if X11 is working fine you can type: xclock If you see the clock X11 is working fine.


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My library wouldn't let me login until I created a "new location" in the network system preferences window. After that, it worked like a charm!


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Quitting the app with Option + Command + Q will ensure all windows are closed, and on the next open, only the intended file will open. Go over to ~/Library/Saved Application State/ and change the permissions of your intended folder (com.microsoft.Word.savedState) to read-only. These are essentially hacks - both tested on OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) and works. ...


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This is how you route specific traffic over an interface sudo route add google.com en1 (en1 is the interface). In order to find the interface use ifconfigcommand, run the command before and after connecting VPN and determine on which interface the VPN is running. A similar question has a detailed answer.


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Same problem here. IMHO it's a bug in OSX. Unplugging/plugging kicks something in the OS and then it comes back to live.


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Yosemite mail is horrible, if you have a large inbox it just kills an older machine. I have a 3ghz mini with 16gb of ram and it STILL crawls. I am on day 3 of it saying "incoming messages" and slowly the count grows larger and larger. Two apps is all I ask for, Safari and Mail, really people FIX IT. On my 2009 27" imac I had to restore from time machine ...


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Spotlight thinks you are a 'Developer', if you have Xcode installed, or happened to install it at any time in the past, and hence shows you search results that maybe relevant to a developer. When Xcode is actually installed and present on the computer, a check-box called 'Developer' appears in the System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results panel ...


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Hot corners suck if they activate when you don't want them, as they frequently do for me. A keyboard shortcut is much easier to control precisely. OSX Daily explains how to do it right: How to Start the Mac Screen Saver with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X


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You can rule out your laptop for being the problem by resetting wifi configurations. Do Step 1, it's relatively safe. http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/25/fix-wi-fi-problems-os-x-yosemite/


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First step is to discover if the OS on the USB stick is properly formatted and built for a boot device. For this you will need a Mac running OS X. Insert the stick and go to System Preferences → Startup Disk. If your stick is ready to boot a Mac it will appear in the selection pane :- If it is there then your USB stick is bootable. Just insert it into ...


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Install Homebrew: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" Install Soundflower: brew cask install soundflower Reboot. (I did this because it told me to and I'm a good boy. Can someone confirm if it's needed?) Click the Soundflower icon in the top-right and select your output device (You should pick HDMI ...


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If you disable the Spotlight indexing (search) for the DVD it should stop pestering you with the message.


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What I did was , composed a new email , went back to my inbox and dragged and dropped the required emails into my composed email . I think it worked


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To solve this, I figured that it must be something in my ongoing software that I use in the background that I hadn’t taken into account. I ran Activity Monitor, clicked on CPU and the %CPU column and discovered the culprit: MagicJack. I had never noticed before was the INSANE amount of System resources it gobbles up. In terms of %CPU the mjdev and the ...


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There is a much much simpler way to do it that was only introduced in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. According to this post, you just have to enable System Preferences > General > Ask to keep changes when closing documents.


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USE THE WIRED KEYBOARD - Maximus put me on the right path - my iMac wouldn't respond to the startup key sequences using the Bluetooth keyboard; the wired keyboard worked perfectly. My DVD drive doesn't work, so I tried making a bootable usb hard drive and then a bootable usb flash drive from my Snow Leopard Installation DVD, and couldn't get the iMac to see ...


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This script is based on Faraz's answer and is a pure bash script: #!/bin/bash # Get the Process/App names from Activity Monitor and put them here apps=("Dropbox") # Set the respect limits here limits=(50) while true; do for app in ${apps}; do for limit in ${limits}; do for pid in `pidof ${app}`; do sudo cputhrottle ...


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I know a really easy way to fix this(if you have an Apple TV). Go to someone else's laptop and duplicate finder and put on a USB flash drive. Put the flash drive in your computer and turn on the Apple TV and aim and press the button on the remote at your computer (iTunes should open up). In iTunes, go to the Apple icon in the top left corner and open System ...


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If you haven't downloaded it before, you can purchase OS X Lion (10.7) for $19.99 (USD) and use the redeem code to download it. It can be installed in VMware Fusion, Parallels or VirtualBox.


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Lion works fine as virtual machine - as well as all Mac OS X' since Snow Leopard* - in all of the mentioned apps. VMware/Parallels usually offer a better system integration and better performance though - with the downside that they aren't available for free. To get the OS X Lion installer, check your purchases in your App Store account. If you have ...


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I have the same problem - in finder folders that had files in them earlier show as empty later on. I find that a reboot always corrects the finder views, until something causes them to disappear again several hours or even days later. If I force quit finder and relaunch then finder never relaunches so the reboot is the only option.


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Here is a download link for an older version of iPhoto: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1589?locale=en_EN These are the release notes: What's New in Version 9.4 Adds support for Shared Photo Streams on OS X Mountain Lion Comments can now be added to photos after publishing them to Facebook New card and calendar themes have been added A new File ...


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I noticed Chrome got mentioned. Chrome too give me memory trouble. Especially when I open Google Drive, it just go crazy and eat all the RAM, and subsequently all the swap it can get. Switch to Safari and regularly restart memory leaking applications. There's no other way round.



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