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In System Preferences > Accessibility > Display, enable the "Reduce Transparency" option. (Note, though, that that disables transparency across the whole system; it doesn't seem like it's possible to disable the transparency just for the menu bar anymore.)


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Most applications downloaded from the Mac App Store are transferable to another Mac, either by network or removable media (USB, etc). You can copy the applications to your new Mac.


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This might answer your question - though it scares me to death - http://superuser.com/questions/495672/how-can-i-convert-a-mbr-partition-to-gpt-without-loss-of-data Alternatively, iPartition can do it - but can't handle Core Storage Volumes, so it's usefulness may be short-lived as more of these come into use. [Unless they release an update, of course] ...


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When utilizing an IMAP account, you may see a delay in marking read when connected to the mail server, as it issues the mark read command to the server first and waits for a response before doing so locally.


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Mail will be stored in ~/Library/Mail. Gmail and Yahoo typically use IMAP, which means the messages are held on their server until you delete them. Doubtful that this is what is eating up a big chunk of your drive space; my Mail folder weighs in at just under 9GB for nine accounts, one of which has messages going back 8+ years. There are a few options in ...


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Run sudo visudo (or EDITOR=nano sudo visudo) and add a line like this: %admin ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/myscript Then create a .command file that runs /usr/bin/myscript: echo sudo myscript>~/Desktop/test.command chmod +x ~/Desktop/test.command echo $'#!/bin/sh\nls /var/root'|sudo tee /usr/bin/myscript;sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/myscript Or if for example ...


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You can do so by checking for the existence of the launchd files in /etc: [[ -f /etc/RemoteManagement.launchd ]] && echo 'enabled' || echo 'disabled' or for screen sharing: [[ -f /etc/com.apple.screensharing.agent.launchd ]] && echo 'enabled' || echo 'disabled'


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If you're on 10.7 or later and you don't need to perform any updates or install any software, you should normally just erase and reinstall OS X from the recovery partition. Hold command-R on startup Erase either the OS X partition or the whole drive from Disk Utility. If you don't have an SSD, press the "Security Options..." button and choose the single ...



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