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You can use the UUID instead of the volume label however a word of warning about using the built-in NTFS Write capability of OS X... It's not stable and I'd highly recommend using a third party utility. I use the paid version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac and enable/disable as needed. IMO it's faster and more safe then the built-in. Example: ...


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I'm extremely unclear on exactly what's happening. You mention something about a script running at startup in your subject, but then never mention that again. What's going on there? Where are you finding that script? That script would suggest someone playing a joke on you, by making your computer say "quack" every time you start up. That's not indicative of ...


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It seems your Mac has been compromised (at the time of your writing) in order to mine bitcoins (./bitcoin-qt.app) probably by using ARDAgent exploit or similar. The posted commands are quite advanced, however plenty of them are copy&paste commands which indicates some pseudo-hacker (with actually little knowledge) who is trying to install trojan on your ...


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Put the same application on both sides, then select the window that you want in the left side and the other window in the right side.


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hold command then right click on trash then secure empty trash


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Upon conversion your iPhoto events have been transformed into Albums. In Photos there are no events anymore since iPhoto Events and Albums overlapped in functionality. There is automatic sorting by Location and Date Information (something like "Automatic Events") and you can still create Albums if you want to collect Photos.


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If you use vim before the installation, the file .vimrc should be on your $HOME directory (/Users/your-username/.vimrc). Macvim will use that file if exists.


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Reboot your iPhone. iCloud contacts started syncing immediately for me. It might work for you.


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Here's a possible workaround, for a subset of use cases, that doesn't require any new software. We use Slack at work, and I like to play iTunes kinda loud (in my headphones). Sometimes I was missing Slack audible "bings". Just fyi that you can set iTunes volume lower in the iTunes UI, and then set the overall system volume in upper right system menu ...


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Look for the apple/Mac icon (perhaps top left). There will be an option for "Force Quit." Use that.


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Normally if you look in the About this Mac, then look how is it identifying the monitor. What does it say about it. Usually that information will tell you that something is wrong (mostly the cable).


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i removed my yahoo account from mail and deleted the mails and attachments from library/mail/ folder. Then emptied the trash. This Freed up over 20GB. I would have preferred to keep using Mail if I could limit the local storage to a few weeks worth but the programme does not allow any such option. Another concern for me was that deleting the mails from the ...


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Yes. It is possible, including through Mobile Device Management (MDM) applications which are generally legitimate, and through more nefarious means as well. Since it's such a broad topic, addressing the many ways that someone could do this would be too open-ended. Think of how a school is able to track a computer it has issued to a student, in terms of ...


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If it's a 2005-2009 model then NO! You absolutely cannot plug directly from a AC power source to a computer that does not have a built in transformer power supply, which the Mac mini 2005-2009 model does not have. The AC current must be converted to DC current first and that is what the Mac mini's power supply does. Starting in 2010 the Mac mini used a ...


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Only if you want it to go Bang & never work again. The plug design ought to be such that you cannot even do it.


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As you have discovered, the choices are: A list of users with their icon --OR-- A name and password box What you see at school is the "other" user - user info is stored on a network server, the complete list is both unreachable and potentially far too long to simply scroll through. It's certainly possible, just get the "Server" application from the App ...


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There are a number of different options to try to fix recurrent Keychain Access issues. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6724601


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I recently had this issue because I uninstalled the version of bash installed by macports (/opt/local/bin/bash) not realizing it was my default shell. The solution was to change my default shell back to /bin/bash via the advanced user options in the Users & Groups System Preferences. (See @sdmeyers' comment on @Pyrolistical's answer for instructions.)


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Here you can find the iBooks source files: Go to Library > Containers > com.apple.BKAgentService > Data > Documents > iBooks Or simply type 'iBooks' in the searcher of Finder and click on the folder named iBooks.


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You could try this method to make a bootable disk. Make sure to backup the USB and format as FAT32. Creating a bootable USB manually: First unplug USB and run: diskutil list Take note of the output. Then plug in your usb and run diskutil list again. You will see that there is one more disk. Of you have only your HD and the usb, it should be /dev/disk1 ...


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In my case, I got this error, when I moved only eclipse shortcut to application folder. I solved this by moving whole eclipse folder(not the eclipse shortcut/eclipse executable) to application.


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Option click the wifi icon in the menu bar and select Wireless Diagnostics. Follow the instructions and post a second question if you get stuck with a specific step or can't narrow down the issue. Also, carefully read the help guide on how to be specific and show how your research such as what version of OS X and what router is not working as expected.


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OK so you have verified the issue on another account so it is not a user-specific preference file that is damaged causing this issue. So something unknown likely caused some damage to the Finder itself. Can you boot into safe mode? (that would be hold SHIFT while booting) If so I would do that and download and install the latest Combo Updater for your ...


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You can stop the execution by entering the command break. To make a sound, tput bel should work on most shells. Something like the following example should work: while true do commands... if [[ "$YOUR_VARIABLE" == "value" ]] then tput bel break fi done


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Keyboard Maestro can be setup to do this. I know this is a heavy weight solution for a simple task. However, if your already have KM or if you find value in it for automating other tasks, it is a great option. Here is how to set it up: Note: this is centered. The (0,0) is relative to the center of the window.


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System terminal: defaults delete com.apple.Terminal iTerm2: defaults delete com.googlecode.iterm2


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BetterTouchTool, then add a keyboard/trackpad shortcut


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You can use presenter view but use CMD-Tab to switch between programs on the Mac.


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On my laptop I press the Spotlight keyboard shortcut, type the first 3 letters of my app and press enter. It takes 1 second and voilà.


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Nearly any Windows app can be made to run on Mac hardware, running OS X, even graphically intensive games, albeit with a loss in performance (to some degree or other), just by wrapping the application in a Wineskin... Now I had heard about this over a couple of years, but, after my experience of using Wine on Linux in the early 2000's, I was always put off ...


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If you moved with your own router and are still connected to it —on the new location— it may be that the database that holds the information about where your particular SSID, MAC or whatever information Apple uses to identify and geolocate network devices that conform it's "WPS" has not been updated yet. This answer may be of help: The Mac can use Wi-Fi ...


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I believe that your third option will be easiest to work with, since you have the mobility that you desire (i.e., 13" model), which can be connected to the 27" display when in the office. In particular, the system should be responsive when hooked to the external display, even with all the windows and applications that are running simultaneously. One thing ...


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That's a kernel panic, and from the error message, it seems like you're having issues with NVRAM. If this keeps restarting itself, I'd suggest you bring it in to an Apple store for a Genius to take a look at. Resetting the NVRAM may also help, link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063


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Spoofing MAC address is not straightforward if you do it all by yourself but there is one great package to do jus that. If you don't already have npm installed do so by following the link. Then install spoof package. By doing npm install spoof --global. Then it's very easy to change you MAC address, do spoof --help for instructions.


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The shortcuts are different for the OSs. You'll have to learn them, individually. Only third-party apps, and basic shortcuts like cut, copy, paste are similar. If you have a Win keyboard then the Win key is equal to Cmd (⌘) key, and rest are the same. Generally Win key is replaced with Cmd key in shortcuts. The task manager is called Activity Monitor in ...


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On a Mac, the equivalent to Task Manager is the Activity Monitor. From the Dock, click the Launchpad icon, then search for and click Activity Monitor. Alternatively, assuming that the Windows key behaves like the [Cmd] key, you can use [Cmd+Space], then type Activity Monitor. However, for applications that need to be force closed, right-click that ...


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This got it working for me. Set "TrackpadThreeFingerDrag"=YES and also "Dragging"=YES in "com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad.plist" inside "~/Library/Preferences". Repair Permissions with Disk Utility Reboot


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Answer from Maciej fixed it for me (can't comment or vote because I'm too new). 'Show Desktop' in Mission Control was set to F11, but left command still showed desktop. Set show desktop to left command, tested, then back to F11, and tested again. All fixed, left command is back to normal.


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The audio ducking controls in iMovie 10 are in the adjustments bar under the sound tab. In the sound tab, there's a slider labeled "Lower volume of other clips" and this slider ranges from around 20% ducking to 100%. More about this in this tutorial video I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EChiImCZbno


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Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper, Disk Utility, and Phoenix. Disk Utility can do binary clones of one disk to another provided the target is as big or bigger than the source. Carbon Copy Cloner and Super Duper are fully featured cloning tools. Phoenix is really an auxiliary tool for the Scannerz package but it can be bought by itself and it can do basic ...


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Yes, there's a way to install OS X on the SSD. It's called "install OS X on the Fusion Drive." The Fusion Drive automatically puts the most frequently-used files on the SSD. When there are vital system files that your hard drive needs to access in its every waking moment, there's really no reason why the Fusion Drive would ever demote it to the HDD.


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Short answer is no. Fusion drive has its own algorithm to determine which individual file goes to which drive, based on frequency of access. It doesn't offer any interface to configure the location of files. Moreover, it doesn't even list out which file belongs to which drive. In fact, the only way to know where a file is, is to read the file while the user ...


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A couple of things you can try: Open the folder in Finder - click on the Actions button- select Show View Options - put a check next to Show icon preview. If it's checked, uncheck it, close the window, open it back up and check it again Head for your home folder - Library / Preferences - move the com.apple.finder.plist file to the desktop - log out and ...


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I would highly recommend a small program called SuperDuper, which I use all the time. The problem with TimeMachine, is that it does incremental backups and eats alot of disk space. And you can't boot into your TimeMachine backups. So if something goes wrong with your dual boot system, TimeMachine is useless, because you need a system to boot into. They are ...


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Simply connect external hdd with enough storage and use Time Machine application (which is included in OS X) Here's tutorial from Apple


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You can create a time Time Machine backup from the command line with tmutil, the Time Machine utility. You can set a destination then order a manual backup. To set the Time Machine backup volume: sudo tmutil setdestination /Volumes/MyBackup Then start the backup: tmutil startbackup --auto The --auto flag will try to treat it as an ordinary time ...


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You should be able to do it from the terminal with ffmpeg's overlay filter ... download prebuilt binaries or install with Homebrew if you don't have it already and the command would look something like this: ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i watermark.png -filter_complex 'overlay=10:10' outputname.mp4 That'll place watermark.png 10px in and 10px down from the top ...


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I think you can open your VM in Parallels. Parallels has a feature that lets you boot your VM in Bootcamp. I have not done this myself; you'll have to do further research to verify.


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Simply click the folder, then click the header name, background goes white. Another click will change to an insert point [standard text caret], for finer editing


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I'd say it's not a good choice. Apart form the energy usage there might be some compatibility issues (since it's an ad-hoc network) and you are quite a few options short (no port-forwarding for example). If budget is an issue, get a cheap router, it will likely still perform better than using the Mac as a router.



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