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In many cases, a Windows installer don't really do anything other then extracting the compressed files, and writing them to the destination. And then it creates a few shortcuts, and it might register itself to open files with specific extensions. There is nothing magic about installing software in windows, and for much Windows software, you can in fact ...


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Us Mac users ask the same question the other way: Why do you need an (un)installer for everything in Windows? The majority of Mac programs are complete bundles - all their resources are in the Application's folder (right click on App icon -> Show Package Contents). So they will run from anywhere, there's a system variable that tells the code where it is. ...


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Actually, there are a lot of things on OS X that need to be "installed". Normally, the apps that are "installed" are packages that include certain instructions. To put it simple, the package runs a script and tells the system to create/move files in different parts of the OS. This is necessary for software like the Adobe CS suite or Microsoft Office. The ...


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You could use Automator to filter the contacts according to that criteria. I haven't actually tried it, and I'm including a screenshot with some of the conditions I'd use just for reference. But still, this might help.


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All software in Mac OS X is installed in /Applications, which can be found in the Finder sidebar The most Mac applications don't have to be installed, you just have to copy the applications in the Applications folder. Normally, all installed applications that are in the /Applications folder appear automatically in the Launchpad. You can uninstall ...


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It takes forever to get iPhone photos to iPhoto on my mac. it shouldn't.


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Have you already tried to use either Line In or BoomDevice for recording with your EarPods? That worked for me.


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Thunderbird stands out because it gives you access to dozens of community-developed extensions. Is there a feature you wish your program had? Go to the Add-Ons tab, search, and most of the time, there it is. Here are some examples of features offered by Thunderbird add-ons: Display the sender's User Agent to see if he is also on a Mac or on Outlook :) ...


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For Mac OS X standard windows use drop shadow with folowing parameters: black #000000 color with opacity 60%, angle 90º, distance 25px, size 50px, spread 0px.


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AirMail, PostBox, Thunderbird, Mailbox(Beta), MailMate, Mail Pilot, UniBox, Inky. I personally like AirMail a lot and it is very cheap. But you are free to use any of those. There are actually quite a lot Mail-Clients out there.


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I went to Chrome -> Downloads and clicked Clear all Takes care of it for now.


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I love listening to Security Now and you can go both ways on this. Swap on SSD: Yes, the HDD is slower, but one thing you have to remember is you are using a Mac, not Windows. Windows tries to move things out from ram into swap as quickly as it can, leading to the hard drive thrashing. However on a Mac, memory management is much better. Instead of ...


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This sounds like a problem I once saw on a DVD player with a DVI output, where it was outputting YCbCr instead of RGB. If there is a video format menu on either device, have a look there


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You can install this command line tool from github.com/jmstacey/screenbrightness. The install is pretty easy if you have homebrew: brew install screenbrightness And usage is straightforward: Set 100% brightness: screenbrightness 1 Set 50% brightness: screenbrightness 0.5 Unfortunately it doesn't work for external monitors. See Does Apple support ...


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GeekTool itself uses minimal CPU as shown by the other answers. However, GeekTool really just facilitates running other scripts. It's the frequency and impact of those scripts on your system you want to worry about. By tuning them in their runtime and CPU load you can have GeekTool present useful information with minimal system impact. I would focus less ...


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Geektool is well suited for displaying static content with occasional refreshes - and you should stick to this usage model on a portable. A couple of 1 second refresh geeklets can noticeably reduce your battery time. For example, I have rather complex Geektool setup (23 geeklets), but "GeekTool Helper" using 0.0 CPU in average. The secret is to set refresh ...


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I use geektool heavily for a lot of automated background tasks and that brings it to around the 70 megabytes area. Before you worry about any memory issues though, one of my best geeklets was specifically built to actively clean the ram when things get tight.


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Based on your reply, first to check is the cable or connector. Software does not randomly connect or disconnect and because you say it works after you plug-in and un-plug the cable a few times it works... the cable might be broken. If you have a replacement, try it - else you could buy one (and return if it does not solve the problem). Based on your reply ...


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There are many methods for syncing things across computers. If you do not mind having all of your directories within a certain superdirectory, and do not have too much stuff to sync, Dropbox is a great and incredibly easy way to go. If you have a lot of data or want to sync directories from anywhere on your computer, BitTorrent Sync is a quick and secure ...


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Finally, Micro$oft now supports IMAP! Here is the IMAP settings from the horse's mouth: Incoming IMAP Server: imap-mail.outlook.com Server port: 993 Encryption: SSL Outgoing SMTP Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com Server port: 587 Encryption: TLS


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TouchDown for OS X TouchDown® for Mac is the very first ActiveSync enabled desktop client for the Mac OS/X platform. It provides Mac Users with push email against ActiveSync enabled servers. OS X mail app and all famous apps including Outlook 2011 for Mac don't support Active Exchange, but TouchDown adds Active Exchange to OS X. However, this app is ...


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Since you are working in a laptop environment where memory can sometimes be limited, I would highly suggest going the route of setting up Windows using Bootcamp. The setup process for this is fairly straightforward (it walks you through the whole thing). If you haven't already purchased Dragon; however, there is a Mac version available. If you are planning ...


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I found the answer! Mavericks caches preferences so you need to load your changes into Mavericks' cache. The key is to do: defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist in terminal after making your changes to the bluetooth.plist and before turning bluetooth back on. See here: ...


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This is Apple redefining normal. For me it is fine on a trackpad but counter intuitive with a scroll wheel. It started on O/S X Lion and I have been using a little utility called Scroll Reverser to change the behavior: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37872/scroll-reverser


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I traced it with dtruss and it is looking for the iwpriv command which is part of wireless-tools package on Linux systems (commands like iwconfig, iwlist, etc) Output from a Ubuntu server box mike@jarvis:~$ aptitude show wireless-tools Package: wireless-tools State: installed Automatically installed: no Version: 30~pre9-3ubuntu4 Priority: optional Section: ...


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I've had a simular issue as an inverted (external) mouse is pretty... annoying. If you never use another computer, you will get used to it eventually. But if you would like to customize buttons, I would recommend you steermouse as per their site: SteerMouse is a mouse driver that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and ...


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Open System Information and open the About this Mac (Command - I) From there you have a Support tab that links to the user manuals, specifications and more. Furthermore, you can also use the overview information from System Information to get the marketing version which identifies your Mac. MacBook Pro, Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013 Mac Pro, Late 2013 ...


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There are several way to achieve this. Macintosh models can be identified by several means: The “human-readable” detailed name Apple uses: e.g., MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) Model Identifiers: e.g., MacBookPro5,3 Model number: e.g., A1286 Serial number … While two Macs with the same model identifier or model number may not be exactly the same (e.g., a ...


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If you have the PowerPack, you can create a workflow. Workflows can run bash scripts in terminal, post notifications etc..


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I don't see a feature in Alfred that looks like it will enable that directly (though I might have missed it). You can: open Automator create a new application add the "Run Shell Script" action paste in your command Select "Save..." from the file menu name it vlcnew.app Now Alfred should find that app if you type vlcnew.


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I had same problem , But after doing all mentioned above there is no benefit. Then I find out that the reason is I am trying to run Eclipse from a shortcut link, so I delete that and then back to Eclipse root folder and make an Alias from the Eclipse file and then I send it to desktop and now running very well.


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Click on the sent icon between inbox and drafts. You may need to do this each time you access the sent lists. It works for me. Not satisfactory, but achieves the desired result.


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You could try out Sinus . It's not as great as Siri, but you can give it a try. The App is free.


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On my MBA 10.9.2 I use the System Preferences Spotlight and Check off the 2 boxes for shortcuts.


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$ man cal says: "The cal utility displays a simple calendar in traditional format and ncal offers an alternative layout, more options and the date of easter. The new format is a little cramped but it makes a year fit on a 25x80 terminal. If arguments are not specified, the current month is displayed". To me, it seems preferable to use ncal as opposed to ...


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If you're referring to the Kingston RAM module in the picture then no, it won't fit a Mac Mini, this RAM module in the picture is too long, the Mac Mini requires 204 pin module, what you have in the picture has too many pins. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5475 2012 model: PC3-12800 DDR3 Unbuffered Non-parity 204-pin module 1600 MHz


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You didn't actually specify the model of your Mac Mini, but by going off the data from here, I think you have the mid 2011 model (Mac Mini 5,1). If that is correct, then Apple's technical specifications on this model confirm that the Mac Mini uses 1,333 MHz DDR3, up to 8 GB (4 GB x 2). HOWEVER, that memory that you linked to is "DESKTOP" MEMORY, a DIMM ...


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The following list might help you to disable some program at startup : Those in System Preferences » Accounts » Login Items (actually, these include the ones from 1.) The login hook for loginwindow described here, read current value with defaults read com.apple.loginwindow LoginHook Some of those specified as part of a launchd script (or otherwise managed ...


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The following AppleScript will export all the names and e-mail addresses from Contacts.app. It was written for OS X 10.9 but should work on older editions; you may need to change Contacts to Address Book to talk to the appropriate application: To use this AppleScript: Launch AppleScript Editor from Applications > Utilities Copy and paste the code below ...


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In europe you can always return things bought online for 14 days. Your scratch will change that of course, best call Apple to ask about it. I had a mac that had a dent on arrival once. I went to my local apple authorized repair center and they were apple changed the part for no charge.


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Where do you live? Return policies vary by region. Also, the severity of the scratches will play into if they will take it back or not. The best way to get an answer is to go to an Apple Store and ask them. The second best way is to use your 90-days of phone support and ask by phone.


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Are the two spellings of 'license' and 'licence' accurate in your question? The second spelling is usually a British spelling variation, (like labour for labor, aluminium for aluminum, &c.) I would hazard a guess that the word 'Warrantee' appears because different legal conditions are in effect if this particular Mac/OS X was purchased in the UK. My ...


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The issue is related to SafeSleep or SmartSleep on the OS. This system puts all your current memory (your RAM) onto the disk, so that it can power down the RAM, save energy, and keep the current working state of your computer, even if you ran out of battery power, changed batteries, etc. Problem is, it’s slow. And buggy. Often when waking from sleep by ...


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sudo defaults rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate then reboot


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SSD's improve the start-up and shut down speed and will load apps installed on it a bit faster. More ram will be very useful if you are running multiple big apps like xCode at the same time. I recently upgraded my SSD and I have upgraded my ram before that and both made my machine a lot faster, the SSD with booting and the ram with running apps. It really ...


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Since the SSDs have gone cheaper I would pick one of these first. You could also upgrade both ofcource. If you need a lot of space, you might to check OptiBay for Mac, so you can remove SuperDrive and add a second HDD/SDD in your Mac. I recently bought a new MBP Retina 13 inch with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD, I hardly see difference between SSD and 8GB which ...


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Hope this will work for you To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows: Open the Utilities folder Open a terminal window Copy and paste the following line in: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 && killall Finder Press return Otherwise you can buy show hidden files mac.


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Coincidentally, FileHippo isn't necessary for the vast majority of those apps you listed. Tons of Mac OS X apps use a framework called Sparkle for self updating. Don't download Sparkle, it won't do you any good. It's a developer tool intended to be added as part of the application's code. The point is that Sparkle (or some other self-updater) is already ...


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The likelihood that a single tool or utility will provide all of the diagnostic capabilities that you are looking for is very slim; if you do happen to find such a utility, there's a decent chance that its support for said capabilities will be shallow. So while it may seem like a good idea to try to find a really generalized and versatile hardware ...



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