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In general, you should hold the key(s) down until they take effect. For single-user and verbose modes, that means hold them until you see text start to appear. For the others, it's generally ok to let go once you see the Apple in the middle of the screen (the Apple is drawn by the booter, which loads after the firmware has detected startup options). If you ...


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Although the bmike's answer will probably work, I suggest to try something more leightweight first. This article describes the procedure: Boot your Mac's Recovery Partition by pressing cmd+r at startup Go to Utilities > Terminal Enter resetpassword In the GUI select the disk and user and enter a new password. Press Save. (Reset of home directory should not ...


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I have just created and uploaded a GitHub Gist GitHub Gist which may help you out. The main functionality is: function get_apps_folder () { mdfind -0 -onlyin / \ 'kMDItemKind=="Application" && kMDItemDisplayName="'"${1:-TextEdit}"'"' \ | xargs -0 -I{} dirname {} } function open_apps_folder () { open $(get_apps_folder "$1") } ...


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For people stumbling upon this in an OS X 10.11+ era (El Capitan or newer): Apple has added a whole new layer of security in OS X. They have taken away some privileges from root. The file you are trying to modify has a restricted flag. Only restricted processes which are signed by Apple will be able to modify these files. However, you can disable this ...


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That's because it will differ slightly depending on what hardware and the startup behavior it's being preformed on. From Startup key combinations for Mac it states: Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding ...


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Your Pages templates are located in the following folder: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iWork.Pages/Data/Library/Application Support/User Templates You can rename and delete templates without accessing the folder directly, by right-clicking on a template in the template chooser.


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Icons Icons on the Dock are pulled from the icon of the item. You can change the icon of the item using the Get Info page. Get the icon/image that you want to use for the icon on the Dock and open it in Preview. Press ⌘A to select all of the image and ⌘C to copy it. ⌘-click the item in the Dock to open its location in Finder. Open the Get Info window with ...


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Memory Pressure is a better indicator of the health of the virtual memory system than the traditional UNIX measure of free, inactive and active pages. For a brush up on the previous measure, have a read at: Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources? Now, the caching of files is drawn as a good thing (green memory pressure) and you will only see the ...


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Just type: mdfind <target_file_name.ext> If there are any matches, you will be presented with the relevant associated path(s). If there's more than one, choose whichever is appropriate and hardcode it. For example: me@MacBook-Pro:~$mdfind "VMware Fusion.app" /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/vmware-fusion/7.1.2-2779224/VMware Fusion.app Or ...


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I have uploaded a bash script as a Gist to my Github account at print_osx_uptimes.sh which may help answer your question, even if not exactly what was asked (which was more complicated). The script will query the Apple System Log (ASL) facility for 'shutdown' messages. The 'Message' field’s values contain the system uptime as of the shutdown event, which I ...


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fwiw, find [options] -print0, when used in conjunction with (piped to) xargs -0 [options], handles filenames with spaces, without messing with for loops or IFS: find /Users ! -path '/Users/Shared*' -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} \ bash -c 'if [[ "$(file -b --mime-type -- "{}")" = "application/x-mach-binary" ]]; then chmod 700 "{}" ...


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System Preferences → General → Show scroll bars: Always


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Section 6.2 of the Unicode Standard 7.0.0 states: U+2019 […] is preferred where the character is to represent a punctuation mark, as for contractions: “We’ve been here before.” The character does not appear directly on any keyboard I own. On an British or US English keyboard you can use Option+Shift+] to type the character: ’ == U+2019; thanks to ...


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Looks like networksetup and airport are your best bets. run ifconfig to find network interfaces, then airport scan to find available networks, and then networksetup -setairportnetwork INTERFACE SSID PASSWORD where INTERFACE, SSID, and PASSWORD are replaced by the proper items. It's not the most elegant method, but it works.


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As Mark had answered, the issue with the screenshots not saving to the desktop is that the OP was using the wrong keyboard shortcut. Command + CTRL + Shift + 4 does not save to the desktop... instead it saves to the clipboard. A complete reference of screenshot commands is below, for those interested: Saving to the desktop Command-Shift-3: Take a ...


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I believe this is what you're looking for: alias vmrun=\"`osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to get POSIX path of (application file id "com.vmware.fusion" as alias)'`/Contents/Library/vmrun\" Now when I type vmrun, without any arguments, in a Terminal and press Enter it outputs the internal help file, as it should. This works on my system, however ...


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I found a suggestion to add a piece of paper between the 2 batteries, and have this paper push slightly against the mouse cover. Worked for me. Many other suggestions found here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2217770?start=90&tstart=0 Also: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6602914?start=15&tstart=0


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Forgive me if I've missed something, but iTunes organizes video files and meets all of your stated requirements as of the time of this posting. You can add images to the file's metadata, set the season, and set the episode by right-clicking on the file, selecting 'get info', and entering the data in the appropriate spaces. iTunes will display files' ...


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Pretty much any MDM can enable / monitor gatekeeper status. If you want inexpensive, you can use Server.app for $20 and go up from there. Apple Remote Desktop also lets you automate things. Heck, you could set up ssh keys and use that to run spctl by script. spctl --status The manual page shows you how to enable and disable gatekeeper with spctl as well ...


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You may open a second instance of an application by entering in Terminal.app: open -n /Path/To/Application.app Some apps (e.g. iTunes.app) don't open an additional instance.


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Currently, the answer is no. iOS does not have a built in cursor function(unless you count the new keyboard cursor is iOS 9). In order to use a mouse on an iPad at all, you would probably need to jailbreak it.


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There is a deluge of info in a kernel panic log. I have had some problems lately so I was looking at kernel panics on my macbook and can offer the following hints based on some .panic logs I have. First the name of the log is important. you need to look for files of the following form in your system diagnostic folder: kernel-**(some personal data like name ...


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Two quick and easy options: You can use Spotlight (mdfind) via command-line for high level items: appLocation=$(mdfind Fusion.app) echo $appLocation /Applications/VMware Fusion.app Or if you use the locate binary (pre-requisite command to enable it will be noticed first time you use it). appLocation=$(locate vmrun) echo "Found at " $appLocation Found at ...


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These are google preferences files. They are created outside the program binary because that's how applications should behave on OSX. If you delete them, you'll loose your chrome preferences and they will be automatically recreated by Chrome, so no need to delete them.


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Make sure you hold down the special key(s) upon hitting the power button, and keep holding the special key(s) down until you hear the startup chime.


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One other thing you can do to free up space is remove GarageBand and all of its sound loops and content. Of course, this will make it impossible to use GarageBand, and if you have used any of that content with other programs, like iMovie, it will be gone from them as well. But if you don't care about this content, removing it can free several gigabytes of ...


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Please don't use any apps to do this, just open the terminal. Try taking ownership first: sudo chown -R LCLindley.admin /Volumes/Little\ Travel\ Buddy then try fixing permissions so you can actually read and write it: sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/Little\ Travel\ Buddy


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The design of iOS makes remote control not possible in the manner of KVM/remote pointer control. There is no concept of pointer in iOS since the touch interface is multi-touch from the get go. You could enable switch control or voiceover control and theoretically interface with that over the supported or non-supported (jailbreak) channel, but it's still ...


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I would say, you're off the wrong foot deleting files in ~/Library since the storage there changes from version to version (and sometimes even build to build). If I have AppleCare - I just call them and they have internal documents and the ability to get you the exact steps for your exact situation. If I don't want to call Apple or I have time to work on ...


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Look into SpoofMAC on GitHub which allows you to change ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth addresses and interfaces. There's all the instructions to get you started, on that page.



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