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You can't unmount the disk because you're booting from it. You'll need to boot from an external volume or the internet: I would recommend the latter since it's probably the fastest and most hassle free for trying to reinstall whatever it came with. However, not all Macs support this (yours probably does), so check and see if it's compatible. If not, install ...


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Probably something went wrong wiping the disk. You can't properly erase/repartition a disk the OS X booted from. Additionally it seems that you don't have a proper Recovery HD. I recommend either to create a bootable installer thumb drive with the Lion installer or booting to Internet Recovery Mode by pressing altcmdR while booting, formatting the internal ...


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AppleCare often will provide help for locating a manual that will have the installation steps for free, so you could start there. If you wanted to DIY - here are some items to check: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204319 - lists the versions for OS shipped with various Mac https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201300 - how to identify MacBook pro models ...


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Using Control + Right arrow is very inconvenient (i.e. unergonomic) for two reasons: You need to press it as many times as spaces you want to cycle You need two hands (left hand to press Ctrl + right hand to press the arrows), whereas if you press Ctrl+N you only need your left hand. I agree with the principle of simplicity but only as long as it's not ...


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MOUNT XCODE DMG tell application "Finder" to open ("Macintosh HD") tell application "Finder" activate set target of Finder window 1 to folder "Downloads" of folder "vagrant" of folder "Users" of startup disk open document file "{{ osx_xcode_file }}" of folder "Downloads" of folder "vagrant" of folder "Users" of startup disk end tell Replace ...


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For a definitive, although OS specific, answer, from Memory Usage Performance Guidelines: Wired Memory Wired memory (also called resident memory) stores kernel code and data structures that must never be paged out to disk. Applications, frameworks, and other user-level software cannot allocate wired memory. However, they can affect how much wired ...


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Note that there is also the OpenRadar project to bring these reports out into the open, but it could use a lot of work.


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I just discovered Magnet available on the App store for $1.99 (current price as of posting) that provides the ability to "snap" windows to corners, right, left, etc. So far, it works as advertised. I am not affiliated with the app or developer. Just found it and find it useful.


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I saw that there are a few answers on here that use login hooks, those are deprecated in newer versions of OS X in favor of Launch Agent and Launch Daemons. I created a script and launch agent. The agent calls a shell script every 30 seconds and tries to ping an IP address that is static on the vpn network. If it cannot ping that IP it enables your vpn ...


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Capital Vowels Lowercase Vowels Consonants / Punctuation À A with Accent Grave (ALT + 0192) à A with Accent Grave (ALT + 0224/133) Ç C (Capital) with Cedilla) (ALT + 0199/128) Â A with Accent Circumflex (ALT + 0194) â A with Accent Circumflex (ALT + 0226/131) ç C (Lowercase) with Cedilla (ALT + 0231/135) Ä A with Accent Umlaut (ALT + 0196/142) ä A with ...


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To highlight a single window that has keyboard focus try Hazeover. It can either highlight one window on each display or dim all screens that you're not using.


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First of all, let's make sure that we are talking about Mac OS X "Lion" which is version 10.7 and not "Mountain Lion" which is version 10.8. Is this correct? This is important since Notification Center debuted in 10.8. If you are on 10.7 then I may suggest two workarounds. 1. You may want to install Growl app and set all notifications off. Please, read ...


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J.Y Han's answer for Mavericks 10.9 no longer works with Yosemite 10.10. Go to System Preferences -> Bluetooth. Now, instead of right-clicking the device, hold down CTRL and left-click. You will now see a menu with an option to rename the device.


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Note that in Time Machine preferences a progress-bar will only shown when automatic backup runs, not when backup is started manually.


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From: Get the latest version of Safari for your Mac You can keep Safari up to date by keeping OS X up to date. Safari is included with OS X. To get the most recent version of Safari, install the most recent version of OS X from the Mac App Store. To keep Safari updated for your version of OS X, install all available Safari and OS X ...


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I find that I don't recall exactly what I did when I originally asked this question - I think I may have ended up recreating the database (as in painfully by hand.) Anyway, two years on it happened again (and exactly the same start condition - shutdown did not shutdown when time machine had been "stopping" for days without stopping, or backing up, so the ...


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I have OS X El Capitain and the following works for enabling the sharing of internet connection by devices connected to the ethernet connection (the local network) via the wi-fi network (the internet connected network). 1) Network Connection --> the local connection in automatic 2) Sharing --> Internet Sharing (set Share your connection to the Wi-Fi in the ...


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If you are using an iPhone and has similar problem with hiding an app from the App Switcher, you can install something like BlacklistSwitcher9.



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