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me again, Forgot the second reply... no, I do not have any back ups that I am aware of. I see that I have time machine but I do not know if it has ever been turned on, and I am not sure how to use it. I do have some files I would like to save/keep, mostly text files. Also, there is much space available on the HD space, so it is not a fullness issue. Thanks ...


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Thank you for your comments. I am using a public computer and I do not know how to (or can not) just normally add comments by logging in. Disk utility has reported more than once that the HD is ok, and I find it odd that the same problem (and the freezing) would be present when trying to boot from the recovery HD. Like I said, I can only get all the way into ...


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Try ejecting the external drive before you unplug it. You can either use the Eject icon or use Command + E when its selected int he Finder as mentioned by Tetsujin.


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Had similar problem. Try removing ~/Library/Safari directory...it should fix the freezes...it worked for me


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This seems like a lot of work to me since your swap rates are easily measured and generally not at all the bottleneck that needs alleviating on OS X systems I've managed. Losing swap will be highly destructive to data integrity so you should have your system backed up regularly and able to be restored and files reconstructed if they become corrupt during a ...


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I had the same problem and I think I spotted a possible cause of the problem. My mouse was called "My Name's mouse" with the apostrophe, maybe that was causing the errors. I have changed the name to avoid using spaces and special characters, now is called just "mymouse" and I don't seem to have the problem anymore.


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The caffeinate command line utility (built in, at least in Mavericks and Yosemite) does just this. "man caffeinate" for more


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I've had issues reconnecting my bluetooth keyboard & trackpad since upgrading to Yosimite. I run this script via custom Automator Application: Search for (Spotlight search) and run Automator Click "New Document" at bottom Choose "Application" for new file type Click on "Utilities" from list Double-Click "Run AppleScript" Replace (* Your script goes ...


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I've had issues reconnecting my bluetooth keyboard & trackpad since upgrading to Yosimite. I run this script via custom Automator Application: Search for (Spotlight search) and run Automator Click "New Document" at bottom Choose "Application" for new file type Click on "Utilities" from list Double-Click "Run AppleScript" Replace (* Your script goes ...


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Sometimes booting in Safe mode or in Verbose mode will ratify the boot log problems. Safe mode "Shift" Verbose Mode "cmd-v" or Press Option during startup Start up in Startup Manager, where you can select an OS X volume or network volume to start from.


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My Mac Mini/Safari seems to "hang slightly" once & awhile since the Yosemite install. If I turn-off wi-fi and back on, it "unhangs." Try: Close Safari Trash the two Safari Preferences called com.apple.Safari and com.apple.Safari.rss.plist Relaunch Safari. Worth a try. There is something buggy though in Yosemite/Safari.


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The Kanex USB 3 adapter would not work with USB 3 external hard drives that I bought it for so I had to return it. Make sure the place you buy it from has a decent return policy.


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klanomath's answer is correct (and should probably be made an answer and not a comment) You already have three partitions on your computer: The EFI partition, the Mac recovery Partition and the main Mac filesystem (usually labeled Macintosh HD). Boot Camp will resize the Mac partition and create a Windows partition, that part is easy as the Boot Camp app ...


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I guess that by "if there is a way to display GDrive on the Finder, just like where Dropbox is" you mean to display it in a sidebar, right? To do that, just go to your home folder (/Users/[username]) and ... drag and drop Google Drive folder to sidebar.


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It's most definitely in your home folder(username), that's where Google Drive folder is found just like Dropbox.


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The Mac would only have a single partition devoted to OSX (actually there are also hidden partition). You cannot modify the partition while it is in use by OSX. You should restart in recovery mode, and you can then modify the partitions. I have never used Bootcamp, so @Buscar's suggestion may work, but it is easier to use diskutil to make a partition for ...


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Close FaceTime on the iMac. Open Settings/FaceTime on your iPhone. select "iPhone Cellular Calls" on. You'll be asked to sign in to your Apple id account. Once you have set up this up on your phone then restart FaceTime on iMac, go to preferences and you should see you new number. Hope that helps!


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Right click the desktop, and hit clean up. I had the exact issue and clean up fixed it!


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On the Yosemite login screen, you should see the current Input Method (keyboard) icon in the upper right corner. If you click on the current input method, a drop-down menu will let you choose which alternate keyboard you can use. That should let you enter it in. If your keyboard isn't listed, the dropdown menu also has an exhaustive list of other input ...


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If it's still in warranty try with the online assistance, don't mention the alcohol damage, obviously


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Apple says: Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items may cause damage to the item. Disconnect your Apple product from any external power sources. Disconnect any external devices and other cabling from the product. Keep liquids away from the product. Don't get moisture into any ...


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Is FileVault (full disk encryption) enabled for your main disk? Because it was in my case, and it proved to be the cause of this error. You can find this setting in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> FileVault. During the installation of OS X Yosemite, you can choose if you want to enable FileVault, and it's turned on by default. It's the first ...


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I pressed command-j, changed the font from 12 to 11, changed "sort by" from "snap to grid" to "none", moved my icons where I wanted them, put "snap to grid" back on, then control-click and selected "clean up" to move all the icons back into the alignment of the grid. Since doing this, I have not experienced this problem.


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'Factory reset' can be done with Apple's Internet Recovery by holding Cmd ⌘ R at the boot chimes. Check your machine is capable of this or whether it requires a firmware update to do it before actually trying it, or you may end up with an unusable machine & then have to get hold of OS Install disks. You may also want to go to Disk Utility & ...


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Turns out resetting PRAM and NVRAM via pressing ⌘+⌥+P+R at boot (before the gray screen appears; hold until computer restarts and the startup chime has been heard twice). I have since successfully booted both OSX and Ubuntu via rEFInd without any excessive waiting.


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You are not alone. I have the same problem using earthlink as email provider. Answer is that you use "MacMail" on your computer which connects to your provider. The connection is broken in the yosemite system. Earthlink support has tried to remotely check and reset internal macmail settings in my computer, with no success. Call your provider, maybe the ...


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When in single user mode you must enter the command at the begininng to make it writeable. /sbin/mount -uw / Then move the /var folder back to /private mv /Path/To/var /private/


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When connecting an external display to a MacBook Pro (MBP), sometimes you'll get lucky, and both electronic devices will recognize each other and adjust their own settings properly, and the laptop will be displayed on the TV. However, this doesn't always happen. When it doesn't... First, always check and make sure the external display (TV in your case) is ...


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I had the same problem with Linux on Mac, turned out that USB is waking up the system. I disabled the possibility for USB waking up the laptop on Linux. This does not affect the power button or the lid, they still work.


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Not sure if it's the same for everyone, but the primary issue when you reinstall is that you have to double check that you've logged into "Use your Apple ID" for iMessage on your iPhone, which pushes the phone number option to your computer to sync up. To do this, go to Settings -> Messages -> Send and Receive and make sure you login and select "Use your ...


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I can't say I've fixed the issue, but I disabled "Automatic graphics switching" in the Energy Saver preferences, and haven't had a crash like this for over a month. Since 10.10.1 was just released, I may try re-enabling that setting and seeing if it crashes any more...


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After getting many useful suggestions and none of them solving my problem, I went for a logic board exchange. After that I haven't had another blackout, 1.5 weeks and counting. So, in conclusion what looked like a software problem was probably a faulty GPU on the logic board or something on the board that caused the GPU to fail. Big thanks to Pratika and ...


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Updating Final Cut Pro from 10.0.8 to 10.1.2 has solved this problem.


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I have a MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (Mid-2010). I had the same problem. When I closed the lid, the screen remained on wouldn't shut off but I could manually put it to sleep from the Apple menu. Now keep in mind this all happened with no battery in the laptop. I just put in a new battery tonight and voila! Sleep mode works again!! I troubleshooted for hours. No ...


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The ATR3350 is not compatible with Macbook Pro. Nor is it compatible with iOS devices. It's a turkey and I regret having bought it. The manufacturer is deliberately misleading people about this unit.


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This support page from Apple should help you out greatly: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201349 This page should help you set it up on OS X (it's using OS X Mavericks to explain the instructions, but it's the same steps if you have OS X Yosemite), and will give you troubleshooting tips for if your phone number is missing on OS X. Hope this helps.


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A USB port can only typically source 2.5 watts (5 volts at .5 amps). If you are only programming the microcontroller, you should be OK, but if there are any other things the port would be powering (MOSFETs, LEDs, Servos, motors, ... ), and it exceeded the 2.5 watts, you would typically get the "USB Low Power" alert, and not a catastrophic shutdown. My ...


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I used to run this exact configuration in a 2009 MacBook Pro. It works fine and never had any issues booting from a drive in the CD bay. I used the MCE Tech OptiBay drive bay kit for the second drive adaptor.


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Thanks Heiko ! Unfortunelly, my MacbookPro has only one thunderbolt port, the same for my Hard drive... Anyway, do you know any TB hub with three ports ? (one to connect to the computer) I've been trying to find unsuccessfully... Maybe Apple is controlling the third-parties to prevent its own market...?!? Glaucus


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Yes it should be possible to install a SSD with SATA 6Gb/s. The MacPro5,1 was offered with a 512 GB SSD by Apple actually. The internal interface is limited to 3 Gb/s (which roughly translates to 300 MByte/s max) though. As a consequence you will not benefit from the faster transfer rate of the SATA III SSD. The same is valid for MacBookPro6,1 and ...


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You didn't indicate if you had checked the Open at Login option in the iTunes Dock icon:


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i just solved the problem. you just have to erase all history from safari, under history options tab, at the bottom is the option to erase all. hope this solves your problem too.


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As of Nov. 2. 2014 there is a report regrading that problem. http://www.larryjordan.biz/caution-ssd-drives-and-yosemite/ If you own a 3rd-party SSD (Solid State Drive) unit and plan to upgrade to Yosemite – you NEED to read this. The issue revolves around Trim utility software used by the SSD drive. For possible fix read here. ...


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As of Nov. 2. 2014 there is a report regrading that problem. If you own a 3rd-party SSD (Solid State Drive) unit and plan to upgrade to Yosemite – you NEED to read this. The issue revolves around Trim utility software used by the SSD drive. In OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Apple has introduced a new security requirement called kext signing. (A kext is a kernel ...


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I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do. A drive is encrypted only by virtue of receiving encrypted data, it does not encrypt anything itself. So if you write from your unencrypted disk to your encrypted one (via Time Machine), all data still has to be encrypted by your mac prior to being written to the external medium. So I don't see why ...


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While the three errors you showed are problems, none of them have to do with your current issue. The first one is due to a permissions error on incoming mail. See https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3184945?tstart=0 to fix. The second is just for handoff with iOS devices. It is not something to worry about. The third is an error on an old version of ...


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Try launching the application from the "Applications" folder that can be found in finder. If that doesn't work, create a new user and see if it works on that account.


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It looks like you a part of wide problem for your model as reported elsewhere. 2011 Macbook Pro Graphics Card Defect In some cases Apple will replace your logic board free of charge even if it is out of warranty, but that you need to discuss with them. Take Action



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