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What no-one seems to have pointed out so far is that /Applications are usable by everybody & ~/Applications are only for that user. Some installers will ask if you want to install for this user or for everybody. That's how it can differentiate. That will be one of the reasons Steam installs to there, as it's a per user license. Apple's app ...


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In general, a kernel panic is defined by Apple as "In UNIX, a panic is an unrecoverable system error detected by the kernel." That quote comes from Apple's Technical Note TN2063: Understanding and Debugging Kernel Panics In your specific case, the main program that starts and stops everything else on the system has an unrecoverable error in one specific ...


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Here is the OS X Yosemite v10.10 Documentation. You can always find developer resources on the Apple Developer sites. You can find other OS X documentations there, as well as iOS documentations. Other resources, such as feature descriptions, revision histories, upcoming changes, and user agreements can be found there, also. The best of luck in your ...


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It is the Mac's birthday. Jan. 24, 1984, was the date Jobs took to the stage to show off the very first Macintosh in a live demonstration. The presentation from Jobs stirred an audience of more than 3,000 people into a frenzy when the computer read aloud, "Hello, I'm Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag." ...


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You can have them all static or dynamic but not a mix of both. To make them static (so they stay as you put them) do this: Open System Preferences Click on Mission Control Uncheck Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use This will keep them as they are arranged by you. To arrange them, drag them to the desired position after launching ...


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(I'm Not a Mac person, but this applies to many Unices) A kernel panic is basically the Unix equivalent of the modern Windows Blue Screen of Death - an unrecoverable error detected by the kernel, ie the core of the operating system, the part that manages things like processor time, memory, disk access, etc. This may be caused by a problem affecting the ...


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Your question is hard to answer because you don't mention the layer you are looking at. There at least four layers to consider: Hardware layer Usually the hardware consists of some administrative blocks, the "payload" blocks and some spare blocks. A hard drive contains some dozen and an SSD drive up to 15% of the official size of spare/reserve blocks. ...


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I can see a couple of things wrong there. Firstly you have opened a workflow and not an Application. You should choose Application when you make your selection for the type of Automator file. And the code you have will not work as you expect, since you have not changed directory. (cd). In the code as you have it, all it is doing is getting the path as ...


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The answers already given are complete and correct. Since your question may simply boil down to "what is a kernel" and "why did this happen", let me try to explain the jargon. The software on your computer exists in levels. For instance, there is a part called the windowing system. This is not an application you run, like Safari, but software that is called ...


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What you want can be achieved using Paste and Match Style Edit > Paste and Match Style Keyboard shortcut shift+⌘+V This will paste in your clipboard content matching the current style of text in your note.


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Keep US Extended and use it to type your å. It's alt + k and then a.


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From the shutdown man page: Upon shutdown, all running processes are sent a SIGTERM followed by a SIGKILL. The SIGKILL will follow the SIGTERM by an intentionally inde- terminate period of time. Programs are expected to take only enough time to flush all dirty data and exit. Developers are encouraged to file a bug with the OS vendor, should they ...


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To resolve this on El Capitan when using Virtualbox versions lower than 6.x run the following from terminal: for bin in VirtualBox VirtualBoxVM VBoxNetAdpCtl VBoxNetDHCP VBoxNetNAT VBoxHeadless; do sudo chmod u+s "/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/${bin}" done Source: VirtualBox does not start on Mac OS X - Super User


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You've got a recursive inclusion in your .bash_profile. You can always edit the file in TextEdit.app (or another graphical text editor of your liking) if you get in to deep trouble like this. Open up TextEdit using Spotlight or via Finder and then type ⌘ CMD+o to get the Open File... dialog. Press ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+. to reveal hidden files in the dialog box ...


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You can hide files from the UI using chflags command. Assuming you want to hide iBooks app, start your terminal app do the following: $ cd /Applications/ $ sudo chflags hidden iBooks.app And you are almost done. Start finder app and in Applications folder you won't see iBooks app. But it's still in visible in the Applications Dock folder. You have to ...


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25GB is not alot of space on a nearly 500GB drive. It seems that OSX has a built-in alert for 5%. Recall that the operating system needs to rely on the drive being available to manage conditions where there may not be enough memory to complete processes. This is what we call 'virtual memory'. OSX will swap older memory items to the hard drive if needed. ...


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Because not setting up your network card to use ipv6 does not prevent applications of opening such sockets. The sockets displayed as *.<port> are not bound to specific ip addresses/interfaces of your machine. They will simply listen to any incoming connection on any interface. Of course, no ipv6 connections will come in through your ethernet card if ...


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No, it's not shipped until 10.8 so you'll need to get it elsewhere for 10.7 and earlier. Starting with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the pgrep command should be in /usr/bin/. In a Terminal type the following and press enter. whereis pgrep Looking at the contents of the InstallESD.dmg from "Install Mac OS X Lion.app", pgrep is not present.


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pgrep is a fairly new addition to OS X. It may not be available in 10.7 I would use pkgutil and check for a package id and install time or the command is not available in your version OS X. pkgutil --file-info /usr/bin/pgrep


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Don't fix things which ain't broken. As long as you don't experience performance or stability issues, you usually don't need to worry about particular processes. My Mac hasn't been rebooted since two weeks, launchd has written 46 GB so far.


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You can easily do this by managing apps for that user in Parental Controls. See this screen shot to limit apps. It is a per-app setting, so you need to maintain the list of allowed apps. The setting you posted in your question is for managing the code signing status of apps and not for restricting certain apps and certain user accounts.


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Download the installer to the current system While it downloads, partition the SSD as GPT/OS X Extended Run the installer and install the OS onto the SSD instead of the current boot drive Use Startup Disk preference pane to set the new SSD as the boot volume default - NVRAM points to the SSD for all subsequent boots


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By default the root directory should not be directly writable, by other then root, without being prompt for permission with other users in Finder and or using sudo from the command line. IMO /Applications should be used over ~/Applications for most applications as that is the default location. Also I certainly do not want to bloat out my Home folder with ...


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Here is what I did in OS X Yosemite 10.10.4. Terminal (menu) > Preferences... > Settings > Select the target Profile > Text > Change... (button) This brought up the Fonts window shown in the image below. I then resized the Fonts dialog box vertically until the Size text window appeared and entered 15, as shown in the image below.


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There are multiple ways to achieve it. Using hot corners Slide Your mouse to the hot corner to show Desktop Drag Your file (do not drop) Slide once again to hot corner Drop the file to the app Using keyboard shortcuts Show Desktop with ⌃ CTRL+↓ Down arrow Drag the file (You may need to click on Desktop first to activate Finder) Then ⌘ CMD+⇥ TAB to ...


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Can you change run.sh to run.command and get the user to double click it?


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It looks like one of the arrow cursors for when you hover over certain parts of the screen (resizing?). Sometimes the cursor gets stuck on certain parts of the screen. Even though I can still move my mouse, a copy of the cursor gets stuck somewhere.


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After some deep investigations we come to the preliminary conclusion that the culprit wasn't any malware but an unhappy coincidence involving org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist, .bashrc and an xrd --merge ~/.Xdefaults command. Since all those files were deleted, we don't have hard evidence though. Said .bashrc is derived from a (Linux-)precursor. It was ...


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...



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