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Apple used custom code called "Demo Monkey" whose source code is available on GitHub.


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 Menu > About this Mac Then the Storage tab For cleanup, CCleaner exists for Mac; there's also CleanMyDrive & a whole raft of others. I wouldn't particularly recommend any of them, as they've all been known to throw out the wrong bit, just like on Windows.


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Both Parallels Desktop 10 and VMWare fusion support virtualising Yosemite. Both are better than Virtual Box. In Parallels you can create a virtual machine with Yosemite immediately by using the recovery partition.


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Deleting messages on an iOS device doesn't delete them from any other device. You can remove message threads by clicking the × on the right of the contact. You can remove individual messages by right-clicking the message and selecting Delete.


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Here's great article about this subject. More cores, slower clock speed Pros Applications that support multi-threading will greatly benefit from having a higher number of cores at their disposal Increasing the amount of cores in your CPU is a cost effective way of increasing performance Multi-threading support for applications will ...


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It's probably safe to say that most Mac users do not open GUI apps via the CLI, which is why most GUI apps do not include the CLI support like TextMate does. In other words, TextMate actually includes a binary executable named mate which is installed in $PATH, which is why one does not need to preface it with the open command like opening a GUI app which ...


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You could try something like this: scutil --nc show <service id> | sed -n '/IPv4/,/ExcludedRoutes/p' | sed '/ExcludedRoutes/,/{/d' sed -n '/IPv4/,/ExcludedRoutes/p' will show text between IPv4 and ExcludedRoutes, both included. sed '/ExcludedRoutes/,/{/d' will remove the ExcludedRoutes line. The result will be like this: $ cat file ...


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This bug occurs occasionally for me, and the ‘safest’ workaround I've found which I use is to quit all other open apps, then quit (not force quit) WindowServer. This logs out the current user without taking regard for apps which desire to interrupt this process, or apps which the OS still believe are running.                           According to an Apple ...


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You could remove Shut Down… from the menu entirely. This Ask Different question looks like it has instructions on how to do that. Good luck!


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Apparently this is the way Firefox handles the "Save as..." action. When using Chrome or Safari there is no issue. There is a bug report since 2008, but the status is still 'NEW'. The only solution I see at the moment is to select the name (unnamed.png) and only edit that part in the text area.


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Here are few tools which help to investigate OS X memory issues: Basic: Run Console.app and check on 'All Messages' to see what's currently happening. Use top and hit Space to refresh - easier to find the cause problem. Use sysdiagnose command or shiftctrlaltcmd. to quickly gather system-wide diagnostic information helpful in investigating system ...


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Open the App Store app and go to Store → Sign Out.


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Mobile backups are a part of Time Machine called "snapshots" basically it lets you restore to one of the most recent backups without the need for you time machine disk. I believe OSX will automatically free up this space when it is need, but it can be turned off manually as well. See https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204015 And ...


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This is a common and known bug. Just google "Save Dialog Grows" to see. Hopefully Apple will fix it with the next point release.


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Basically you want to find a bunch of files which are empty (have size 0 bytes) and then change their content to "This file is empty". cd to/wherever/the/files/are find . -type f -size 0 -print | while read line; do echo "This file is empty" > "$line" done If instead you want to remove them, run cd to/wherever/the/files/are find . -type f -size 0 ...


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Not sure if the feature exists for Spotlight. However, Alfred is a replacement for Spotlight which does what you need and much more:


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Haven't tested, but if you install Flashlight there is a plugin for Search on Google. Add over 120 plugins to OS X's Spotlight search box. Check the weather, search the web, send an iMessage, find an emoji, and more. For OS X Yosemite. Completely open-source. No crazy installer. Uninstall with one click. Sample Google search using Flashlight ...


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Your two filters to type in the Console log would be: For screen saver activate: screenshot For screen saver end: DidWake Open the Console in the Utility folder and while having selected "all messages" type the above in the filter/search window.


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This is currently not possible. You can provide feedback to Apple here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html


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Yes. You can't move a photo from iPhoto out of the library simply by dragging it. It'll be a copy, therefore deleting it from the desktop will not remove the original from the iPhoto library.


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The folder name contains a space which means that the shell interprets it as two separate arguments. Either escape the space with a \ or enclose the string in ". cd "folder name" cd folder\ name


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To open a application from the terminal it has to be in one of the paths of your $PATH environnement variable. By default /Application/ where Chrome is located is not in your path. Therefore you can't launch an application without giving the full path to your app. /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome http://google.com Will ...


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I have VMware Fusion running on 10.10 Yosemite. It has no problems at all running OS X back to 10.5. You do, however, need lots of memory. Virtual machines need the guest OS recommended memory in addition to the host OS recommended memory. Since Yosemite likes 4GB bare minimum, you won't be happy running two of them on a 4GB machine. I have 24GB of memory, ...


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Did you try to press the "option" key during startup? This will prompt you to select the startup disk if several are available. Set the system to boot into the one you will boot into most often, and if you want to boot into the other, press "option" when you switch the Mac on and wait for the prompt.


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They should automatically connect as soon as you have paired them. They won't automatically reconnect if you take them out of range without turning them off first, to reconnect them, go into range and briefly press the call button on them. If you turn them off, then turn them on again and they don't connect, this is either a product issue, or your MacBook ...


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OSX has NTP built in, and enabled by default already. From the Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Date and Time Make sure that Set Date and Time Automatically is checked. That's NTP. You can pick a default Apple NTP server, or set your own, eg. pick one from here: http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/north-america For UTC time zone, click over to the Time Zone ...


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If you develop a website you can add a file called an OpenSearch specification that identifies the site as having searchable content. You can see the apple.stackexchange.com OpenSearch specification here. The important bit is the following line that tells browsers the format for submitting search queries to the site. <Url type="text/html" method="get" ...


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It depends which icons you are trying to remove. There are two types; software that uses the NSStatusItem API that Apple publicise for third party developers and software that uses their private undocumented NSMenuExta API. The icons that represent operating system features can be removed by holding down the cmd ⌘ key and dragging them with the mouse. ...


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In a few cases, you can do this: System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items If the app that puts your troubling icon onto the menu bar is listed here, remove it. Then logout & back in.


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K2pdfopt is an application that attempts to re-format PDF files for a smaller (e-reader) viewing screen and does a good job of not mangling/losing figures and mathematical formulas. It has an OS/X binary. Cross reference this e-books question.



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