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@AJP - your computer can actually support up to 16BG of ram (1066mhz 8GB x2 sticks notebook DDR3 memory). My 2010 MacBook Pro has a nearly identical motherboard and runs 16GB fine, as will yours (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU.)


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It looks like you can still get Mountain Lion here: http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion


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Check this out. Seems like this is what you are looking for. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32744/herald/download


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Uninstalling Google Drive and restarting the Finder has solved this issue.


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QuickTime Player should be located directly in /Applications/, that's its default location. QuickTime Player X is part of the OS installation, and Apple provides no separate downloads of the app. Reinstalling the OS is of course a huge step just to get QuickTime back. If you have access to the Mountain Lion installer, you can use an app like Pacifist to ...


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New in OSX 10.10.1 (for me at least ...). When, in Time Machine preferences, you turn Time Machine OFF and later turn it ON again, local backups come back like a recurring nightmare. Must disable local again.


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I've been doing something similar recently and this is the most elegant solution I came up with: set scr to "on run argList return {|" & dictKey & "|: (item 1 of argList)} end run" set newDict to (run script scr with parameters {dictVal}) Hope it still helps!


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I've got the same situation: a server with log files and my local machine I want to be notified on on errors and warnings. What I do is to fetch the log files periodically to my local machine and watch them with a tool called Logistic (www.logtastic.net). The command fetching my log files from the server is: while true ; do FONTDEFDEFAULT='\033[0m' ; ...


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try fn+enter. Don't you hate it when you ask how to do something and people answer "why would you want to do that?"


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Eventually upgraded from 10.8 to 10.10 (Apple having removed 10.9 from AppStore...). And Time Machine is now up and running. I'll never know what happened.


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I had what sounds like the same problem and somehow either updating to the latest software (yosemite as of now) and/or opening up dictation and speech has fixed it for now. I have no idea why. But if anyone else has this problem you might as well try it if you haven't already. I was on skype with a friend, hung up, went to go do something else without ...


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I have never seen such behavior on an OS level. This is likely because such behavior is normally needed for a very specialized task like programming or spreadsheeting, which would be better handled by individual applications. You might be able to rig something up in Automator that could duplicate this behavior, but I suspect you probably want a different ...


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you don't need to remove/delete the Downloads folder from the dock and re add it, just move it in a new position and the re position it to the old one


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I also use a non-mac keyboard and have seen the issue where it skips the boot menu. The native keyboard works both from a cold boot and a soft reboot. The 3rd party keyboard only works from a cold boot and not from a reboot. You should be able to power down your Mac and power it back on and have the boot menu work with any keyboard. I've also read a few ...


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No, it is not possible to use versions of applications designed for (or included with) a later version of OS X on a prior version.


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Right click on the word and choose Learn Spelling.


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brew install rpm will work. It downloads all the dependencies; though it takes lot of time to compile the packages


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Its not only Chrome - I use Safari with OS Yosemite and had the same problem. All I did was remove/delete the Downloads folder from the dock then re added it. Job done. Hope that helps.


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If you don't want to mess with plist or any system configuration, just open Facebook in your browser, go to Settings -> Apps and remove permission for Mac OS X in there. It will not send to your Mac any notifications anymore.


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I have fixed the problem. I fixed it by mounting the hard drive on another MacBook and there i deleted the partition for "Montain Lion-Install"-partition. When i mounted the hard drive back to my MacBook it booted to the secound partition (Yosemite). But i have another problem, how do i make the boot loader work now from the OS X Yosemite?


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Profile Manager is great if you're using it to deploy devices anyway. But, either way, if you're using OS X Mail Server, just have them add a new Internet Account (through ->System Preferences->Internet Accounts or Mail->Accounts, from the Mail.app client), scroll down to "Add Other Account..." and have them choose "Add an OS X Server account". This will ...


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Does making a folder of aliases in, say, Documents, and using them from there - rather than direct aliases from apps - does that help?


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I have been getting this on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). I found a solution in the Apple discussion forums. User LHindiii there recommended quitting Messages.app then using Activity Monitor to quit the Dock (which will automatically relaunch) and this worked for me.


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Go to System Preferences > Keyboard . Go to text tab. Uncheck "Correct spelling automatically".


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Setting the System Region Setting from 'United States (Computer)' to 'United States' worked for me! Running Mavericks 10.9.5 and Office 14.4.5.


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I had Yosemite running on my MacBook (13" mid-2010) with 2 Gb, but it is unworkably slow. Minimal apps including email and safari along with the OS will eat 2.7 Gb. Everything is frustratingly slow, much more so than under Mavericks, which was ok but not great. Just now I increased the ram to 4 Gb (the most for this machine) and everything is smooth and ...


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Why not reinstall Mavericks and restore your backup from before the upgrade so you can finish your urgent work? You might even just get an external USB drive and just install Mavericks (or the original OS that came with your Mac) and boot from that OS to finish your projects. You could then choose which OS to boot by holding the option key down at startup ...


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You will have to upgrade your iMovie version through the App Store to the version supported by 10.10


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You may want to check out your speech and dictation settings. Ensure that you have the language downloaded and enabled. You can access this through system preferences (Apple on top right > System Preferences > Speech and Dictation)


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If you go to Notification center in your Settings on mac, and then click Messages and then you have an option of "Show Message preview" you can turn it off and I think it will only show the name who it came from but wont show the actual message. If that was your question.


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A 2009 machine is certainly able to run the latest software - it looks like yours is an iMac9,1 : http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-2.66-20-inch-aluminum-early-2009-specs.html Memory for that machine maxes out at 8GB, which runs about $100. Everything would be better with more memory. ...


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Our school had to upgrade a slew of older, Mavericks-compatible Macs to 4GB RAM last year for them to run acceptably once we upgraded. All new Macs we've purchased in recent years come with 4GB RAM minimum, anyway, if that tells you anything. The Mavericks specifications (there is no such info available for Yosemite) indicate a minimum of 2GB, to cover some ...


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I have a 2008 MacBook and I am running Yosemite and it can be very slow at times although I am putting in much more intensive use into it. I am doing computer programming and constantly running more than 5 apps at once. For basic web browsing, listening to music, and using command line you should be just fine. I'm warning you that every once in a while there ...


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A friend of mine recently upgraded his MacBook5,1 (2009 core 2 duo) with 2GB to Mavericks. It wasn't the most pleasant thing, but it actually didn't work out too bad for him and he even thinks there was a slight performance increase (I'm assuming due to the memory compression stuff being a touch faster than swap). I'm assuming that Yosemite isn't going to be ...


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A friend of mine recently upgraded his MacBook5,1 (2009 core 2 duo) with 2GB to Mavericks. It wasn't the most pleasant thing, but it actually didn't work out too bad for him and he even thinks there was a slight performance increase (I'm assuming due to the memory compression stuff being a touch faster than swap). I'm assuming that Yosemite isn't going to be ...


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I had this exact same problem and it completely befuddled me for a WHILE. Apps to force it to stay awake, like (I assume) caffeine had no effect. Finally while looking at the logs, I saw that what was happening was not that it was going into sleep but rather that it was going into clamshell mode, meaning it was doing what it was supposed to do when one ...


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The best way I've found is to install MySQL with Homebrew, not from the .dmg available from the MySQL or Oracle. If you have Homebrew installed, simply run the following command in Terminal. brew install mysql Then to have MySQL start automatically, run the following: brew services start mysql


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On Yosemite you can use the command 'diskutil cs info' and the corestorage UUID as a parameter. There will be a line in the output table that shows "Fusion:". On my core storage volume it showed "NO". I have a 2011 iMac. Sure enough, performance led me to investigate this and all the test scripts and commands I found show that it was not a true Fusion ...


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Mavericks does not currently appear in the Apple App Store. If you had "purchased" it before, it will appear in your Purchases view for download. Registered Mac developers can also redeem a code to add Mavericks to their purchase view. I don't think there are any other options from Apple.


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Simple answer I just created from all the answers above. ls /Applications > Desktop/applications.txt



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