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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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From terminal use: jar -cvf filename.jar ./foldername jar works much the same as the unix archive command tar, the parameters cvf mean essentially Create Verbosely Filename which will just display the contents of foldername as they are added into filename.jar. Instead of create you can use x for extract or t for test extract (aka list).


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There's no disk letter in OS X unlike Windows. The mount point for disks is usually /Volumes. For example, files on a flash drive with the name FLASHDRIVE will be located in /Volumes/FLASHDRIVE/. The startup disk is the root, /. Therefore, the Users folder is /Users. No drive letter is prepended to this.


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I certainly don't speak for Apple, but to me a simple reason is that any code that Apple ships is installed across the globe and the code could have vulnerabilities, bugs or worse in it. Even perfect code has support costs associated with integration and end user support. Unless you want to pick a specific library, let's assume the popular OSS packages are ...


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You can do this with Alfred Powerpack and Key Clue workflow. This way you can search the command in the Spotlight like behavior (while providing you with all the visible shortcuts). In fact, you can use Command+<Number Key> to quickly choose the command from search result. I’ve actually written the similar post before, but using another workflow ...


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Using ImageMagick: convert -pointsize 64 -font /System/Library/Fonts/Apple\ Symbols.ttf label:⦿ output.png convert -background transparent -fill 'hsb(0%,0%,0%)' -font /System/Library/Fonts/Apple\ Symbols.ttf -pointsize 64 -size 200x200 -gravity center label:⦿ output.png


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To change the format of the date, you want to go to your "Language and Text" settings. Click on the "Region" tab at the top, then go to the section under "Dates": Click on the "Customize..." button, then you should see a whole drag and drop section where you can change how the date is displayed:


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Minecraft specifically will also recognize a jar without any compression at all—you can just rename your folder from (for example) 1.7.9 copy to 1.7.9.jar. I find this really useful with Minecraft since I don't have to zip and unzip every time for it to work.


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You certainly don't need to reinstall - just remove the offending last line of the file and restart terminal to see the effects. If you don't know how to edit the file from terminal, you can open the file in your system's default plain text editor: /usr/bin/open ~/.bash_profile Just delete the last line and save the file. (The >> tacks the output of the ...


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For Quicksilver users—exactly what I was looking for. Here is an (old) Gigaom post about it. It can be activated with a trigger key (mine is Option-Space) and then you can just type the menu item’s name in. You can install the plugin in Quicksilver’s plugins pane. Thanks to sayzlim, I found it through an Alfred Forums link in his blog post. * ...


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Command+W doesn’t hide the apps; it closes the current active window. That's why you can't show them up using Command+Tab, because the window is no longer exist. You can hide application using Command+H. This shortcut won’t close the window, so you can bring all the hidden windows of a application back by using Command+Tab and selecting the application.


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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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Boot into single user mode (hold ⌘S on boot), then enter: mount -uw / chown root / chmod 1775 / exit This will reset the permissions for the entire drive and all its contents allowing full read and write, and may take a long time — don't interrupt it. Once you are booted back in, go to Disk Utility and do a permissions repair to set the permissions ...


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Go to System Preferences → Date & Time → Clock and uncheck Show Date. To change the language used, go to System Preferences → Language & Region → Advanced and set Format Language to the language you want to use.


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There is really only one syntax mistake that you made. You put a space before Number in $ApplicationVersionNumber. However, most apps don't have a version.plist file. However, they always have the version in their Info.plist. Here is a fixed version of the script with a few improvements: #!/bin/sh ApplicationName=/Applications/FakeApp.app ...


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Run defaults write -g NSOverlayScrollerHideDelay -float 3 where 3 is a value in seconds and quit and reopen applications to apply the changes. I found the preference key by running mdfind kMDItemContentType=public.unix-executable -onlyin /System|xargs strings 2>/dev/null|grep -E '^[[:alnum:].-]{10,80}$'|grep -i scroll.


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You can use a private.xml like this with KeyRemap4MacBook: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>test</name> <identifier>test</identifier> <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::F13, KeyCode::BRACKET_LEFT, VK_SHIFT</autogen> <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::F14, KeyCode::BRACKET_RIGHT, ...


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Note the 'DOCUMENT' icon at the far right of the very top of the document. Click on the Document Icon ... You will see a formatting screen similar to the 'older' inspector. The margin details are below "Document Body" You need to select text in the body and then change the Document left margin from 2.69 inches to 1 inch. Also, you might need to remove the ...


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I am of the opinion that you should keep your O/S up to date unless you have a SPECIFIC reason to stay at an earlier version. E.G. incompatible software that you MUST run or a noted incompatibility with a service that you can't do without (EG some people are still having issues with MS Exchange compatibility in mail.app on Mavericks). So, your computer has ...


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It seems as though you are asking if the version numbers for iBooks on OSX and iOS are different for everyone else. The answer is that yes, these two apps which have the same name are actually wholly different apps, one for each operating system, and the version numbers are equally different. The most recent versions (as of the time of answering this mail) ...


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These are AppleDouble files. As you discovered by opening them, they contain metadata for the files that you copied. Since the disk is formatted as MS-DOS, OS X needs somewhere to store certain metadata for the file. This metadata is stored in an AppleDouble file. Such metadata includes Finder information and extended attributes. These files begin with a ...


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At least on my system (OS X 10.9.2), I see that apache is going to use /private/etc/apache2. Note SERVER_CONFIG_FILE below: $ sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl -V Server version: Apache/2.2.26 (Unix) Server built: Dec 10 2013 22:09:38 Server's Module Magic Number: 20051115:33 Server loaded: APR 1.4.5, APR-Util 1.3.12 Compiled using: APR 1.4.5, APR-Util 1.3.12 ...


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Desktop is a folder, so cycling between active folder is an expected behavior in Finder. The only way to achieve what you want is to hide Desktop by entering the command below. defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop FALSE After this, cycling between window will happen to the folder you’ve opened. This suggestion is recommended only if you don’t use ...


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Apple Mail doesn't have a way to do this natively. I can't think of another email client that does what you're describing either. Here are some ideas and workarounds that might help you accomplish something similar to what you describe; perhaps one of them will suit your needs. The closest option in Apple Mail is to use flags. That only gives you the ...


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You say that you ran the following command: echo export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile This would have appended the line export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' to your .bash_profile. However, you then ran the line without the echo. This would have broken your path, but only for the session that you're in. The ">> ~/.bash_profile" ...


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Until Keynote 6, this was true. However, Keynote 6 uses packages for storing keynotes: test.key ├── Data ├── Index.zip ├── Metadata │   ├── BuildVersionHistory.plist │   ├── DocumentIdentifier │   └── Properties.plist ├── preview-micro.jpg ├── preview-web.jpg └── preview.jpg This doesn't stop you from creating older-style XML keynotes, since Keynote 6 is ...


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Microsoft changes NTFS in whatever way they like because it is their filesystem. The only way to be certain that you handle all edge cases, new features, and have little to no risk of corruption is by licensing the driver directly from them (if they would even offer such a license). Remember: NTFS is far more advanced than HFS+. For example, it supports ...


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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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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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you would need to create a new instance of the application via terminal: In general it is simply : open -a 'application' -n But for Google Chrome it is: /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --user-data-dir=my-profile-dir that gives you the ability to switch between two windows in full screen mode that are completely ...



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