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You can press the option key to change the behaviour move instead of copy between different volumes copy instead of move on the same volume


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Little Snitch Whilst it's mainly a firewall, it alerts you when an app connects to a certain domain, and lets you allow/block the connection. Alternatively, you can allow all connections and just monitor them. Rubbernet Rubbernet is also a good alternative, providing the additional feature of remote monitoring of Macs on a network.


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App menus take precedence over menu bar items. In this case, whatever your foreground app is, it's menu options are too long, causing Window and Help to hide the menu bar items that would otherwise occupy that space. To see more menu bar items, use an app with a shorter menu list, or increase your screen resolution.


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The first Used/Available/Capacity is the obvious "How much of my 1 TB drive is full?" measure. The second tracks internal storage structure called an inode or index node. On traditional UNIX filesystems, there were a fixed number of inodes which are used to track files and directory entries (metadata and filesystem implementation data). When you ran out of ...


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It is not possible to remove it but you can disable it. In order to do so you need to: Go into System Preferences then under Trackpad and More Gestures you can disable pinch to launchpad Remove it from the dock Use FunctionFlip to reassign the F4 key to something else


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My answer is: you can't with open even with the -W flag. Rather use a shell script repeat_run which might be built as follows: cat >repeat_run.sh <<'__eof__' #!/bin/sh app_name=$1 bin_name=`defaults read /Applications/${app_name}.app/Contents/Info.plist CFBundleExecutable 2>/dev/null` if [ "${bin_name}" = "" ] ; then echo "${app_name} not ...


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Run this command to copy /bin/sh from the BaseSystem.dmg on the Recovery HD: diskutil mount Recovery\ HD && hdiutil mount /Volumes/Recovery\ HD/com.apple.recovery.boot/BaseSystem.dmg && sudo cp -p /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/bin/sh /bin/sh Also see How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?


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The caching server will print to log when a client requests an update. This log is located at: /Library/Server/Caching/Logs/Debug.log The following is the anatomy of a request which was served by the caching server's cache: Client requests update package Got request for host = http://swcdn.apple.com/{{REQUEST}} Find cached package in server data ...


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The only caveat to "quickly ejecting" disks with any reliability is that they will not eject if there are files in use which reside on them. That said, you can force eject disks, but that would not be ideal if files are, in fact, in use. Easiest way to instantly eject all disks is by invoking an Applescript (could also create a shell script, but Applescript ...


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The simple answer is: Terminal is a terminal emulator -- it's not an X11 server. It exists to provide a text-based communication end point between your Mac and other machines. Terminal is no more an X11 server than gnome-terminal on Linux is or cmd on Windows is. Which is to say: it isn't an X11 server at all. You need to be running an X11 server on your ...


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it was LittleSnitch, even though it had it "show status in menu bar" disabled, on one screen it will always show that empty space.


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It should not be removed since it is a part of the OS. At best you can completely empty it and remove from Dock. There is a way to empty Launchpad completely—removing even Apple's own apps. The crux of this trick is wiping out the contents of the database Lion uses to know what goes where in Launchpad. To do so, launch Terminal (which, as ...


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See Toggle Ability to turn wifi off which shows how to do so from the command line using a script: #!/bin/sh # Get "Wi-Fi" or "Airport" based on your OS wservice=`/usr/sbin/networksetup -listallnetworkservices | grep -Ei '(Wi-Fi|AirPort)'` # Get port (usually en1) whwport=`/usr/sbin/networksetup -listallhardwareports | awk "/$wservice/,/Ethernet Address/" ...


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Just like Cover Flow, it seems to be a “Steve Jobs wanted to use it in a Keynote”-Feature.


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"ResEdit" was the basic utility to inspect/edit resources such as images, video, and sound in Mac OS applications and games. It runs in Mac OS or Classic environments and can be downloaded from http://www.mac.org/utilities/resedit/ "ResFork" runs on OS X 10.2 and provides similar functionality to ResEdit. Using ResEdit or ResFork you should be able to find ...


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When I try to take a screen shot (Command + Control + Shift + 4) That's the problem. The shortcut to put a screenshot on the desktop is just Command + Shift + 4 (or 3). Don't press the control key; when you do, it copies to the clipboard instead. That's why you're not getting a file on the desktop.


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Restart your menubar This might be due to some error within the placements of the icons in your menubar. You can restart your menubar and your icons will 'reload' and settle correctly. Run the following in Terminal to reload the menubar: killall -KILL SystemUIServer


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Instead of Save As... PDF, Print->"Save as PDF". You can get around the print margins by setting up a printer/presentation that has no margins, "full bleed". A few important steps: First, go to File -> Page Setup and make sure that you've got the dimensions there identical for the default paper size in the printer. In my case, it's 8.5 x 11 inches for ...


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You could use Shell script in a Applescript Application that checks the available wifi list. And pops up a notification when the one you want is in the list. The code is commented to explain how it works. on idle -- A on idle handler will run the code within it and then set the app to idle. Using little cpu. It will then repeat this every #n of seconds ...


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If you have 'Use all F1, F2 keys as standard functions' unchecked, that's the behaviour. With or without the Cmd key, F10 mutes. Incidentally, so does Ctrl/F10 or Shift/F10.


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Mid-2010 MBP 6,2 Given your model, the kernel panic, though incomplete, indicates that your GPU has failed. This is a known issue for your machine. Your model is subject to a replacement program for the logicboard due to a defective GPU. It lasts 3 years from the date of purchase. If this is already expired, Apple may or may not still replace your ...


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Typical software (Apple Remote Desktop, Casper, Absolute, VNC, etc) that allows remote monitoring of Macs will be reliant on a few things that the end user controls, assuming they have administrative privileges. In System Preferences > Sharing a lot of this control is determined using these two preferences. Remote Management is centered around the ...


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Generally application (.app) bundles are meant to be stored in /Applications of ~/Applications. I recommend using /Applications for the vast majority of installations, since the apps there will be accessible to other users' accounts`. Application bundles aren't directly executable. Instead, their executable file is stored within the bundle (right click and ...


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You could set hot corners. Push the cursor to that corner & it won't nod off. That would save you having to change the regular policy, for the times you do want it to sleep after being idle.


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It's a proprietary unit calculated from other available data about a process, including but not limited to CPU utilisation, both short-term and long-term averages (think load averages).


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iPhone does not support Bluetooth File Exchange.


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Having a look at the man page for open, it doesn't seem to allow it, but you can use applescript to resize and position windows: tell application "Finder" to set the bounds of window 1 to {325, 465, 1095, 926} The numbers are the coordinates in pixels of the top left and bottom right of the the window: top left corner x top left corner y bottom right ...


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Try to use lsof utility sudo lsof -p 1 # or sudo lsof -p $(ps -U root | grep -w "/sbin/launchd" | head -1 | awk '{print $1}') EDIT There are can be other user launchd processes with different pids, run ps aux | grep sbin/launchd To check pids of other instances of launchd. It should list opened files by launchd. Try to find there something ...


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Go to Finder → Preferences → Tags. You can rename/delete tags by right-clicking and modify the coloured tags with the control at the bottom.          


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All you have to do is right-click on the tag in the sidebar of finder and click on the colour you want the tag to be



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