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Do you have Google Chrome (I hope so since Canary is a pre-dev Chrome release and prone to crashing)?. Go into the Chrome settings page by typing chrome://settings and setting Chrome as the default browser (it's under the "General" tab). Once you do that, it should fix the problem you are seeing in System Preferences


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You can use the sips command to pad any JPEG or BMP image to a specified size, with a specified colour. In your case, the command would look something like: sips photo-500x640.jpg --padToHeightWidth 640 640 --padColor 000000 --out photo-640x640.jpg obviously with the input and output filenames of your choice. For white instead of black borders, change ...


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I just found the free app Bongiovi DPS. It is free and simple and has some great audio enhancements. http://bongiovidps.com/


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sudo allows you to run a command at an elevated permission level. You can edit the sudoers file by running sudo visudo One way to do this is to first add a line to your sudoers file which allows the listed commands to be run without a password. By adding the specific command to your sudoers file, you can allow the desired commands to be run without ...


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This should do the trick: property parentfolder : path to home folder set theFiles to choose file default location (POSIX path of parentfolder) with multiple selections allowed repeat with theFile in theFiles set the_tags to paragraphs of (do shell script "mdls -raw -name kMDItemUserTags " & quoted form of POSIX path of theFile & " |sed ...


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Now you can also run a Terminal Command using Powerpack. Create a "Blank Workflow" On the top right corner, click on the plus sign and choose the trigger you want. Click the same plus sign and now choose Actions -> Terminal Command and type whatever command you would like to run


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App bundles must contain certain files as documented in Apple's Bundle Programming Guide The required files are Info.plist file - The information property list file is a structured file that contains configuration information for the application. The system relies on the presence of this file to identify relevant information about your application and any ...


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If you know javascript you could use something like phantom.js feed it a list of urls to get screen captures http://phantomjs.org/screen-capture.html


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I'm not sure how confident you're going to be using Terminal commands as a brand new user, so I wouldn't recommend doing anything that can permanently, no questions asked, delete data from your hard drive. It would be far safer to delete files to the Trash using the standard Finder command Cmd ⌘ Backspace ← . Then when you are happy you really didn't ...


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It looks like you may need to rebuild the Launch Services database, which is what the Mac uses for its "what apps can open this type of file" structure. You can either do it in Terminal, using /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user ; killall ...


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My choice of tool is Hazel, a low cost multipurpose piece of software that does things to files and folders when they match certain rules that you set up. This rule will move files not added the last year from the folder Hämtade filer. In differs from the command line solution above as it runs every day, so its a set and forget solution.


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If you want to use Automator you can build an action like so: Find Finder Items - Search Downloads - All of the following are true: -Date Created is not in the last 365 days. Get Selected Finder Items Move Finder Items to Trash Convenient Screenshot:


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It's a relatively simple command to delete files within a directory greater than one year. For instance, the following command executed in Terminal find ~/Downloads/ -type f -mtime +365 -exec rm {} \; will delete all files in the ~/Downloads directory older than one year. find is the command that searches for "stuff" -type f tells find what to look for, ...


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Here is a bash script that when run, without an argument, schedules the system to wake in 20 minutes and then puts it to sleep immediately. Or you can supply, as an argument, the number of minutes you want it to sleep before it wakes the system. Unfortunately the OS X command line utility pmset, which does the wake scheduling and sleeping, requires elevated ...


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OS X does not store a plain-text copy of your administrator password. This makes it impossible to have the computer show you the existing password. OS X can only test if an attempted password is the administrator password. OS X has no way to show you the original. The original is immediately thrown away when the password is set; only a hash of the password ...


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OS X does not store a plain-text copy of your administrator password. This makes it impossible to have the computer show you the existing password. OS X can only test if an attempted password is the administrator password. OS X has no way to show you the original. The original is immediately thrown away when the password is set; only a hash of the password ...


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Unless its linked to iCloud, in which case you would be able to reset it as if you'd reset your Apple ID password (not recover it), I believe there is no way of being able to do such thing. Not even change it.


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I had a fleet of MacBooks doing the same thing. What I eventually found out is that OS X has created a virtual interface called awdl0 or Apple Wireless Direct Link. I won't go into the details of how it works because there is a really good explainaition here. What we found was that if this interface was active we would have wifi dropouts and performance ...


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Not sure what is going on, but, I've found that even though the machine looks like it is shutdown, I have to hold the power-button for 10 secs for force turn it off. After I've done that it starts up fine.


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As it turns out I had a purchased copy of Xcode for Snow Leopard. Installing that fixed it.


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You can archive your Outlook:Mac 2011 emails, although it's a bit fiddly to do. In the Finder, create a new folder where your Outlook archive will live. I've always called mine "Outlook backup [date]" (ex: "Outlook backup 2016-04-18"). Inside this folder, create a folder structure that's the same as what you want to backup from Outlook. For example, if ...


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Hover your mouse over the large grey box and below it will show the path to that file. Most likely it is your local TimeMachine backup data. OS X will keep TimeMachine backups local to your system so that you can do faster restores or if your main TimeMachine system is not available. From the Apple Menu, select System Info and then click the Storage tab. ...


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This usually (not always) happens when there is still a missed call somewhere. See if this helps: Go to Facetime --> Preferences Uncheck the box Calls from this phone Ensure that only the correct phone number is listed there (and not some other family member) Close Preferences and delete any Audio or Video calls listed on the left side Sometimes ...


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A free open source one if you don't want to pay for VolumeMixer is this one: https://github.com/kyleneideck/BackgroundMusic


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You can choose which apps can access Contact & Calendar data from System Prefs > Security & Privacy > Privacy Check or uncheck each app


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I read the above and tried something else which worked! (intuos3 elecaptian 10.11.4 Mac (24-inch Mid 2007). Just choose another usb port! I disconnected intuos from keyboard usb port and reinserted usb lead into back of Imac. I guess it might be about sharing power or not having two input devices on same usb port? Dont know, but it worked for me, good luck ...


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You can use: sudo wash -i en1 to scan wifi networks on macos


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It's not /Library/Spelling/ it's ~/Library/Spelling/ & yes, it is hidden by default, as is the entire ~/Library. ~/ is the standard abbreviation for Macintosh HD/Users/your name/[your Home folder] the equivalent of Windows' environmental variables like %appdata% etc. To see it temporarily hold down the Option key and select Library from the Go menu in ...


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The login keychain lives in ~/Library/Keychains/ First thing I'd do is see if Time Machine has a backup. There is no Repair Keychain function in El Capitan, as System Integrity Protection [SIP] is supposed to protect it.


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You can uninstall it, type /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/ksinstall --help to see available options. --nuke can uninstall everything related to it, just like this: ...


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Use VLANs. Put your wifi on one VLAN, and your internal network on another VLAN. Don't allow wifi users to access the internal VLAN, and make sure hard wired connections are on the internal VLAN. This lets your switch/router handle the job, instead of setting up individual routes on employee machines.


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With the US keyboard layout, you can make the ¶ sign with the key combination Option/Alt+7.


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You can enable "Show Invisibles" from View > Show Invisibles or ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+I to see these "invisible" characters in Pages. These are invisibles that appear when the selection highlight goes over their area, and disappear when unhighlighted. For identification purposes they're usually colored blue. To add a non-invisible paragraph symbol (or any ...


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I also have the same needs but many such softwares are not free, thus I made one myself. Feedback is welcome. https://github.com/ningt/iStats


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Ensure that under System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement (this tab only shows up if your computer detects an external display), the "Mirror Displays" checkbox at the bottom is checked. This checkbox determines whether your secondary display will act as an "extension" or as a mirror of your primary.


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For OS X 10.11 or later, use this fork of MenuMeters: http://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/ (Open the .prefPane file by Ctrl clicking and selecting Open.)


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I think "recents" stay in the "recents" menu until it gets pushed out by more "recents".


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Found it – the keyboard shortcut I was looking for was Command + Option + Shift + Esc. This will quit the frozen app as long as it's in focus.


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A friend of mine did it when we saw a movie this weekend. He used my TV as monitor and of course I asked him for a tutorial. He sent me this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbWQuswykec I will try it tomorrow. I hope it be helpful for you too.


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I also tried Caffeine, but it did not work. What seems to work for me is to have the laptop plugged in. It should not go to sleep.


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Well, the Force Quit dialog opens with the currently running application already selected. So the shortcut is kind of Cmd-Opt-EscReturn (which IMHO is good enough for all practical purposes).


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You should actually go to "Mail" app, then "Preferences", then "Accounts", then "Advanced". Not "System Preferences"


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I wanted to promote @jrhorn424's comment to an answer, so it's more visible. Frustratingly, the keyboard preference pane won't let you remove a standard shortcut, only bind it to something else. You can do it in the terminal, though. As @jrhorn424 wrote: "A note for Yosemite (OS X 10.10) and later: instead, use defaults write -g NSUserKeyEquivalents ...


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Logging out of iCloud then logging back in can resolve some of these hiccups in properly syncing settings across devices. It's a pain but might work.


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There's also a way to make the volume decrease in 1/4 steps by default. There's a tool you can install called Karabiner, and it already has this logic built in. So just install it, open the preferences, search for fine grained volume controls, click it, and bam! It just works. What's great is that it switches it so the typical fine-grained keyboard command ...


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run an admin scan using the trial version of daisydiskapp.com the discrepancy was coming from System/Librairy/Cache/com.apple.coresymbolicationd open Onyx : http://www.titanium.free.fr/onyx.html and do the cleaning restart


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You can do this with an AppleScript. Use the Script Editor in the Utilities folder. Here is a script I wrote for you just now. It works on one folder at a time-- not the top level folder, but the one in your example that is 3587915. When you run this script it asks you to choose a folder. In this example you would open 3587915 and then click "Choose." Very ...


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Right-click or Command + Click on unwanted template, then delete it.


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Okay, I think I figured this out finally: defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver moduleDict -dict path "/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/Computer Name.saver" moduleName "Computer Name" type 0 defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver.Basic MESSAGE "test4" killall cfprefsd This needs to be run as the ...



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