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There isn't any advantage to wiping and reinstalling OS X on a new Mac direct from Apple. You'll end up with the exact same drive contents. I can't think of any difference between an Apple-imaged Mac and a self-imaged Mac.


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There is no portable ps program. The ps command available on linux is, as others have mentioned, from the "procps" package. The reason why this cannot be ported to OSX is because Linux and OSX kernels do not expose this information in the same way. Linux uses a pseudo-filesystem in /proc, whereas OSX uses the sysctl function. Other systems may use either ...


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No - since it does not exist. As to why there is no builtin ps in GNU’s coreutils package, see this answer on the Unix & Linux Forums. The best alternative formula available via Homebrew is psgrep: psgrep is a small Bash shell script that searches the process list (as obtained by ps(1) ) using the awesome utility grep(1) for its power. That ...


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Disadvantage: if you wipe the whole drive, you won't be able to start up into the local "Apple Diagnostics" (formerly known as Apple Hardware Test) afterwards, since the following folder on the 'Recovery HD' won't be installed again: /com.apple.recovery.boot/.diagnostics It will then instead boot into the internet version of Apple Diagnostics, when pressing ...


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I have a few suggestions. According to to the manual, you can set the UserName key- https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man5/launchd.plist.5.html. You could use periodic with a shell script to run slocate and change the permissions of the database. Setup a user crontab. A user crontab will only run at the specified ...


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You can! Press alt-Delete to not select the next message when deleting emails. I use this all the time.


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ps is not part of GNU coreutils according to Wikpedia. The version that comes with my Linux distribution seems to be from procps, but it seems like there is no formula for it in homebrew. There are formulas for pstree which can give you great tree views, and also htop is another good process viewer.


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You can edit the source of the world clock widget to add UTC (or name it whatever you prefer): cd /Library/Widgets sudo vi WorldClock.js Then, in the Europe section, add the line: {city:'UTC', offset:0, timezone:'UTC', id:"2647937"}, You may need to remove and recreate any existing clocks in your dashboard for UTC to show up in the list.


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TextEdit You mention that Apple lost its mind with TextEdit. In what way specifically? Anyway, I would suggest TextEdit: It can open any .txt file as plain text It works out of the box It allows users to use the mouse You can list your current preferences programatically like: defaults read com.apple.TextEdit You can always set the preferences ...


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Xcode is likely trying to use the network. This is triggering a rule in your firewall that results in Xcode's code signature being checked – requiring a read of the complete application bundle. Experiment with the following option in OS X's firewall settings: System Preferences.app > Security & Privacy > Firewall > Firewall Options… > Automatically ...


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I would suggest the Profile Management option that is included in OS X Server. It has all of the described above features and it is really easy to operate with. Take a look at https://www.apple.com/ca/osx/server/ it's $22.99 CAD.


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Personally, I installed rEFInd on my computer to its own partition. This prevents the problems you are encountering. Everything ./install.sh installed went to this partition. If I want to remove rEFInd, I can simply erase or remove the partition. Of course both are unnecessary, because I can turn rEFInd on and off at will. I just go to the Startup window in ...


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To rename the Recovery Partition, falsely named "EFI Boot", I first mounted the Recovery HD, by showing all partitions in Disk Utility. To show all partitions: 1.) quit Disk Utility 2.) In Terminal write or paste: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUShowEveryPartition 1 and hit 'enter'. Launch Disk Utility and mount the hidden, but now showing "Recovery ...


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This can't be done with any of Apple's screen savers that ship with OS X. My favorite screen saver is the Marine Aquarium ($20) screen saver which has a customizable crystal that can display the time (analog or digital), date, or a calendar. If you Google "os x screen saver with date" you'll come up with many free or inexpensive alternatives. My favorite ...


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Charles Proxy can do throttling. The app functions as a proxy server on your machine. You can redirect traffic that you want to throttle to its way. The throttled app has to come with its own proxy settings.


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Based on your crash log, the line with: Kernel Extensions in backtrace: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla ... and those following it immediately point to a potential issue with your GPU driver or the GPU itself. Restart in hardware test mode by booting while holding D. You may need the DVD that came with the computer to do this. Run the fast, ...


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Most likely a change was made to the Fn key setting. The behavior you are seeing is "Show Desktop", but generally requires pressing Fn-F11 to activate. (Note on my keyboard Volume Down is F11. It may differ on yours, but the steps below don't chnage.) To change this behavior: Open System Preferences. In the second section, click on Keyboard, then on the ...


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The feature you want is confusingly called Quality of Service or "QoS" for short. These days it is usually configured for an entire network, or subnet, using the management interface on a smart switch (which costs a little more than an Ethernet hub with the same number of ports, but not much more--here is a representative model from Cisco for under $100). ...


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The ._filename file does not only contain the resource fork, it also contains Finder metadata, in AppleDouble format. The resource fork itself can be viewed on an HFS volume by opening filename/..namedfork/rsrc. Forks and other extended attributes can be listed by using ls -l@. Resource forks are not specific to the Mach-O format (and I do not know if they ...


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Be aware of what messages said. Please move or remove them before you can merge. So, let's move it. mv /usr/local/Library/Formula/curlpp.rb /usr/local/Library/Formula/curlpp.rb.old Then try again: brew upgrade


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Yes. It is possible, including through Mobile Device Management (MDM) applications which are generally legitimate, and through more nefarious means as well. Since it's such a broad topic, addressing the many ways that someone could do this would be too open-ended. Think of how a school is able to track a computer it has issued to a student, in terms of ...


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VNC viewer has it's own 'full screen' mode. To access it, move your mouse to the top of the window (where the arrow is pointing) and click the full screen icon. The only issue with this is you cannot view multiple desktops (using the trackpad gestures) without closing full screen mode. To toggle full screen mode quickly you can press F8 (fn+play/pause) ...


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If you use vim before the installation, the file .vimrc should be on your $HOME directory (/Users/your-username/.vimrc). Macvim will use that file if exists.


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This is not meant to be an answer, but a comment, since I don't know of a shortcut (but for some strange reason I'm not allowed to comment with less than 50 points reputation): apart from Mission Control, there also is the Dock, which when clicked repeatedly will cycle through the application's full screen spaces.


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Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to switch between fullscreen windows of the same application. You have two alternatives that are not ideal but enough: Shortcuts to switch between spaces/desktops or jump to a specific one Gestures to switch between spaces/desktops To make this workflow work well, just put your fullscreen windows side by side.


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If you are running the default terminal program that shipped with your Mac then the arrow keys should move you left and right on a line or (for the up and down keys) back and forth in the shell history. When you first launch the shell and before you run your program does UP and DOWN scroll through history? If you type anything on the command line (and ...


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I'm using PhotoShop CC 2014 under Yosemite on a 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm not seeing an issue, even testing with a 5MB PDF. One thing to consider is that the PDF file is corrupt. To check this, try loading some alternative PDFs into PhotoShop. Instead of drag-dropping the PDF onto the Dock icon, you can also try either of the following: Right-click the PDF, ...


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The original value of blue is used when AppleHighlightColor doesn't exist, therefore you can reset it deleting AppleHighlightColor: defaults delete -g AppleHighlightColor You can change the AppleHighlightColor with a GUI through System Preferences → General → Highlight Color. Setting the highlight colour to Green through System Preferences: ~ ❯ ...


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If you're just issuing one long-running command that occasionally pops a bell, you could run the command with the output piped to less. This seems to have done the trick for me: annoyingcmd | less -R (The -R flag allows for colors to be displayed)


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In those cases i use a little app called AppCleaner. The just drag the app in question in to it and it will find all associated files to that program and ask you if you want to delete them. If you do not have the original app any more, you could use Terminal and find the files and delete them. type mdfind TechSmith and see what comes up



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