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The typical place for this kind of information is one of /System/Library (for OS specific stuff) /Library (for system-wide preferences/settings valid for all users) ~/Library (for user-specific preferences/settings) and the folders beneath them (e.g. Application Support and Preferences). They are saved as individual files, usually named so you can ...


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Only because OS X offers a convenient way to repair permissions shouldn't be taken as an indicator that other operating systems don't need similar functionality as well. At least in the Linux world it depends on the distribution whether something similar is available and how it is run (e.g. periodically via cron). As for the "why is this required in the ...


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Windows does actually require equivalent permissions fixes, it's just that there is no built-in tool to do it all automatically. Analogous processes such as sfc /scannow etc or any of the suite of tools from tweaking.com provide easier user access to those underlying system tools.


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I experienced the exact same issue when I downloaded Yosemite. I spent well over an hour with Applecare troubleshooting, PRAM resets, everything. Tried all the different ports -- it was a mystery and they said I had to bring it to the store. So I shut the computer down and brought it to the store a few days later, and miraculously the keyboard worked on ...


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As noted in the comment it had probably something to do with the WindowServer. Now regarding the other part of the question: OS X presents memory usage in a different way when comparing to say MS Windows. For example, if you quit an app in OS X, its memory is available to other apps, but it is not 'cleared' (so if you relaunch the app it would be quite ...



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