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Apple makes its own drivers & they are included in the OS updates. The way to be up to date on drivers is to always be running the latest OS. There is debate over whether Apple make the entire driver set themselves, or just take NVidia/AMD's core code & add their own hardware/OS-specific code to it. The latter seems more plausible to me, but either ...
Long story short, it's safe to delete them. The /cores folder is where OS X stores Core Dumps. These are files that are intended for developers to trouble-shoot and diagnose faults in their software. They are generated as software crashes. If you're not a developer, or aren't testing software for a developer, then these files serve no purpose for you. The ...
Pretty much everyone is in the same boat as you. The situation is quite complicated, but this picture shows some of the details of the layers of certificates involved in making a "receipt" file: Apple engineers used a certificate that is marked as Not VALID After : Nov 11 21:58:01 2015 GMT to sign apps that were downloaded for a long period this year. ...
The secure delete option was removed from El Capitan, but as explained in this article, there may be some alternatives you may wish to use (see below for notes if the Mac has an SSD). You can use the disk utility to overwrite the free space on the drive; diskutil secureErase freespace LEVEL /Volumes/DRIVENAME Where; In this command, change LEVEL to ...
You can change the default preference easily: System Prefs > Mission Control > Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use.
Until now I've only found a workaround: Install BetterTouchTool and create a special trackpad gesture or mouse gesture to invoke an option+click. In the example below I use the trackpad and a 3 finger double-tap in Global to do that: From now on a 3 finger double-tap on the Wi-Fi menulet (and other menulets) will reveal the advanced or detailed view.
2011 MacBook Pros can support Handoff/Continuity After doing some research for the past few hours there might still be chance for the 2011 macbook pros to get the features that require bluetooth 4.0 / LE As it turns out the 2011 MacBook Pro can use the same Airport/Bluetooth card as the mid 2012 Macbook pro and its user replaceable so by replacing the ...
You can force-quit background processes using the Activity Monitor utility. Just find the Dock process (either sort the process list by name, or use the search field in the upper right), select it, then click the Quit button (the icon is an "X" in an octagon) in the upper left of the Activity Monitor window. It'll ask if you want to do a normal Quit or Force ...
Installer won't let you install two programs simultaneously, so the question is moot. Click Install on as many packages as you wish and Installer.app will queue them up and install them individually.
It looks like the receipts embedded in applications downloaded from the Mac App Store are being signed with an expired certificate. Tapbot's Paul Haddad pointed out the issue earlier today on Twitter. https://twitter.com/tapbot_paul/status/664653066679906304 For some users rebooting is enough to prompt the operating system to retrieve new receipts from ...
No - the dock doesn't participate in the Force Quit window so you can't get at it directly. You could easily take your AppleScript or shell script and wrap it in a launcher. Platypus app is my choice, but Automator also works: Open Automator Make a new app Call it Dock Killer Add one item to the recipe - Run Shell Script enter killall Dock Save the App to ...
The reason for removing this option has been explained here by Apple: An issue existed in guaranteeing secure deletion of Trash files on some systems, such as those with flash storage. This issue was addressed by removing the "Secure Empty Trash" option. So while it might seem annoying that this option is gone, bringing it back via some kind of ...
gfxCardStatus is an unobtrusive menu bar app for OS X that allows MacBook Pro users to see which apps are affecting their battery life by using the more power-hungry graphics. https://gfx.io By this way you can simply disable your graphic card by an icon in your menu bar.
Do not touch the System directory! Those are files that the system may or may not need in the future (or currently). OS X uses Python, so just because you may not need the module, doesn't mean that OS X doesn't. Really, this is why they created SIP in the first place.
All volumes on internal or external hard disks/thumb drives/DVDs etc. are mounted to the directory /Volumes by default. The boot volume itself is linked as a soft link here. Example: user$ cd /Volumes/ ... dr-xr-xr-x 2 user admin - 12936 23 Nov 16:45 Audio-CD drwxrwx--- 14 user admin - 544 27 Okt 09:43 ExternalDrive lrwxr-xr-x 1 ...
AppSC is malware. Download, install and run the free app Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac. It will detect it and you will be asked to remove it (and some other potentially installed malware). If you can't download/install the anti-malware app because everything is sluggish, you have to move or remove the responsible plist file(s) in ...
Modify the file named 'Info.plist' inside the application's package (i.e. /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/). Open this file in your favorite text editor and change the following section <key>LSUIElement</key> <string>true</string> to <key>LSUIElement</key> <string>false</string> After ...
Snap to Grid is turned on This happens if Snap to Grid is turned on. You can adjust the icon size and grid spacing in View Options (⌘J or View > Show View Options) to get your desired results.
To hazard an educated guess, I would say that driver updates are most likely rolled into Mac OS X version upgrades and point updates. If you're concerned about the updates available for your particular card, (especially if it is not original to the Mac you're using,) it behooves you to visit the manufacturer's respective web sites to check. You mentioned ...
Here's a short article that does a good job of describing the behaviour you're observing with OS X's in-built Calculator app: How does the calculator percent key work? What's going on? When performing an operation involving two values followed by the percent key, the product is first calculated (i.e. 2000 x 19 % = 380) and this then replaces the second ...
This is a change in behavior in the 10.11.2 beta, build 15C27e. Wether or not this is intentional or a mistake is unclear. But it is infuriating.
Maybe you could try PDFPen. It's a bit expensive thought. A trial is available https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/index.html For me Foxit Reader does the job.
The ZIP format does not contain information about Unix permissions (see ZIP, file headers). By default all files are then marked as executable. Tar can store this information and by untarring it is possible to restore them (see tar, file format).
You can download it from here: https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ But there is this note in the license agreement: IMPORTANT NOTE: THE APPLE SAN FRANCISCO FONT IS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR CREATING MOCK-UPS OF USER INTERFACES TO BE USED IN SOFTWARE PRODUCTS RUNNING ON APPLE’S iOS OR OS X OPERATING SYSTEMS, AS APPLICABLE.
Well, the problem is that Grapher assuming that the x in f(x)=x^2 means the x coordinate. To fix this problem, you should change the x to some other variable (say z). I know, Grapher is weird sometimes.
Your image looks more like qt than X11, so you could reinstall gnu plot to call the qt graphics library: brew reinstall gnuplot --with-qt That's much simpler than getting XQuartz and X11 running since homebrew installs everything you need. If you wanted to go X11 for reasons, then here is a nice tutorial and links to the visualization tools that should ...
.bash_profile and .bashrc do not have to exist for $PATH to work, they're for bash configuration. According to the bash docs, When Bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists. After reading that file, it looks for ...
TextWrangler is also available outside the Mac App Store, and older versions which are compatible with Snow Leopard and Lion can be downloaded from BareBones website This standalone version launches without complaining about being damaged, regardless of the date (so far?).
For command line tools accessed by any user, /usr/local/bin is the best location. System Wide Requires Admin That sudo may also be required is also correct. An administrator should be required to make changes that affect other users of a computer. Ideally only users who are administrators can make system wide changes. Practically this means your Installer ...
The nature of backups is that you have an hourly window of time to start one, so the majority of the time, the majority of the computers are not mounting the network share. The algorithm itself is solid in my experience. If you are starting the first backup, that can take quite a while to save, but if you corrupt the disk image then, you can nuke it and ...
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