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I don't think Single User Mode is really what you want. A better idea is to use a console login. To do this, first you have the login window set to show “Name and Password”: Then you can login as ">console" as the username (no password) and get a terminal prompt. It's not very pretty, but it's handy if you need it.


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You can use builtin Preview.app for adding arrows, shapes, text, magnifying glass etc. It's not as lightweight as Skitch mentioned by @jherran, but does the job You need.


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In addition to what TJ Luoma said, you can also: Go to the normal login screen, with the list of users. Select one (any, it doesn't matter) with the keyboard. Press ⌥ Option+↩︎ Return. Type >console in the username field, leaving the password blank. Press ↩︎ Return and log in. Unfortunately I haven't had much luck with this—sometimes it just doesn't ...


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You should try Skitch. It does exactly what you want, take screenshot, put arrows, etc. Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.


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Whoever wrote the requirements probably is more familiar with Windows terminology. While they aren't called "service packs", every major release of OS X (such as 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8) has had multiple "minor" or "point" releases containing improvements and fixes. See this list for details of release dates. For the example given, 10.6.8, 10.7.5, and 10.8.5 ...


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The pmset terminal command should do what you want. The following will put the computer to sleep at 23:45:00 on December 2, 2014. The command must be run from an administrator account though: sudo pmset schedule sleep "12/02/14 23:45:00" (Edit: As far as I know, the MM/DD/YY date format cannot be changed; so, if you are used to a different format, use ...


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What you are looking for is called Single-User mode. Restart the computer, once you hear the start-up chime, hold down Command-S and OS X will load everything but the GUI.


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Go to Preferences → Tabs and enable When a new tab or window opens, make it active. Enabling this option switches the shift modifier to disabling this functionality rather than enabling it.


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To start up with a special kernel check this from Apple: Starting up with the 32-bit or 64-bit kernel in 10.6 and later: Startup key combination (for current startup only) If your Mac uses the 32-bit kernel by default, but supports the 64-bit kernel, you can start up using the 64-bit kernel by holding the 6 and 4 keys during startup. If ...


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/private/etc/hosts seems to be working normally for me in Yosemite (version 10.10.1). It's not necessary to flush the cache or reset discoveryd (the DNS resolver in Yosemite); sudo fs_usage | grep private/etc/hosts shows discoveryd reading the file immediately after I save changes to it. However, dig, nslookup, and host will not see entries in it because ...


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By default there is no way of doing that with the options you have in the system preferences. But, you could do it from command line with a simple command: sleep 10; osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to sleep' sleep 10 pause the execution of the following command for 10 seconds. If you want minutes or hours you must change 10 with number ...


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I've found a way: Enable Select boot device at startup in the virtual machine After the startup of the VM press any key to enter the boot device menu Select Boot Maintenance Manager Select Boot from file Search your recovery volume (usually it's the 2nd one listed) Select com.apple.recovery.boot Select boot efi Recovery ...


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You can avoid using the colon and employ ISO 8601 basic format strings (YYYMMDDHHMMSS) or a variant for naming files and folders. If you need to process those strings with certain programming or scripting languages then maybe you have to convert them to the extended format that incorporates separators (hyphens, colons) and time zone info. International ...


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To just list them (for review/verification): find MYFOLDER -type f \( -iname '*.jpg' -o -iname '*.png' -o -iname '*.gif' \) -ls To move them to the Trash: find MYFOLDER -type f \( -iname '*.jpg' -o -iname '*.png' -o -iname '*.gif' \) -exec mv '{}' ~/.Trash/ \; To delete them directly (no way to get them back unless you have a backup): find MYFOLDER ...


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There is a C function 'CSBackupSetItemExcluded' you can use to tell Time Machine to exclude a file. You can find it documented here... https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/MacOSX/Reference/Backup/#//apple_ref/c/func/CSBackupSetItemExcluded


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Use URL encoding to protect the wonky characters in the password. Essentially each character (or byte of UTF-8) can be encoded as a % followed by two hex digits specifying the encoded byte. In your example, \ -> %5C and @ -> %40: mount -t afp afp://adminname:aaaaa%5C%4011111@ServerIPAddress/ShareName /Volumes/TimeMachine This worked in my test.


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You don't have to change System language to launch an app in different one. You can do for example this: /Applications/Maps.app/Contents/MacOS/Maps -AppleLanguages '(de)' This will launch Maps.app with german language set. Here are the other options: Is it possible to launch a program in a specific language?


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First of all it's probably a good idea to stop using that memory cleaner app. They aren't necessary these days; if they ever were. The memory systems on modern operating systems are perfectly capable of maintaining themselves. The way these memory cleaner application work is by claiming a huge chunk of RAM, thereby forcing everything not critical out of RAM, ...


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QuollEyeTree has many of these features http://binnie.id.au/QuollEyeTree.html It was designed as a XTree/ZTreeWin implementation for OSX.


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No, it’s a legitimate, routine request from Dropbox used to check your OS X version. Due to formatting limitations, I’m unable to directly embed this tweet from the official Dropbox support account. See the screenshot below, and click the link to view the tweet.


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No, I don't believe this can be done. This is how the service works - copies of everything in the drive is copied to all devices that have the drive enabled. You can choose to disable iCloud drive entirely, but you can't pick and choose what files arrive on which device. Other cloud storage service like Dropbox and Google Drive behave in this way as well.


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Prerequisites: – admin account & password – AFP-share & server IP-address Boot the Computer into recovery mode. Open Terminal in the Utilities menu At the prompt enter: cd /Volumes Create a sub-directory in Volumes as a mount point for your time machine share: mkdir TimeMachine Enter cd TimeMachine Enter pwd. pwd should show /Volumes/TimeMachine ...


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Moom You can: Move & Zoom to Full Screen Move & Zoom to Left Half Move & Zoom to Right Half Move & Zoom to Top Half Move & Zoom to Bottom Half Move & Zoom to Top Left Quarter Move & Zoom to Top Right Quarter Move & Zoom to Bottom Right Quarter Move & Zoom to Bottom Left Quarter Define size and position and assign a ...


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That is just how FileVault2 (introduced with 10.7) works. You have a pre-defined set of "Enabled Users" that are allowed to decrypt the boot drive, and those are the users (just your account in this case) that get listed in the first boot screen. Since you have only one account the system deduced automatically that only your account would be the one to ...


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Solution 1: You can say "Press backspace key" (at least with 10.10). Solution 2: You can define the voice command "backspace" that triggers an automator workflow that sends a delete keystroke: on run {input, parameters} tell application "System Events" keystroke (ASCII character 127) end tell return input end run Solution 3: You can use ...


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Steve Jobs shows this off the first time he is showing OS X, at Macworld 2000. He mentions that the effect was designed for that one demonstration. It's amazing that it is still around 14 years later. http://youtu.be/uGMQLfi0kGc?t=1h46m


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Why not just use an SSH Tunnel via OSX's built in Terminal?... Launch an SSH tunnel To initiate your SSH tunnel, simply [open Mac OSX / Linux Terminal][1] and connect to your remote server via SSH with the following flags: ssh -D 8080 -C -N username@example.com This will launch our SSH tunnel on port 8080 and route all traffic (securely) through the ...


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I have an executable called rem somewhere in my $PATH with the following contents: #!/usr/bin/env python import os import sys if len(sys.argv) > 1: for arg in sys.argv[1:]: if os.path.exists(arg): os.system('osascript -e \'tell app "Finder" ' + 'to move the POSIX file "' + ...


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Now that Yosemite and iOS 8 are out, there's a built-in way to do this via a wired connection.


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See Apple's Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode. On power up hold the 's' key down. You'll enter single-user mode where the interface is via a full screen terminal window (the console). There are caveats, you are essentially root at that point, and yes you could switch user or execute login.



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