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Apple’s EULA states that you’re only allowed to install OS X on Apple hardware. If it’s legal to go against an EULA depends on the country and its legislative authority.


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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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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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Apple's OS X contains two firewalls. First of all, the Application Level Firewall which can be configured usinf the system settings. But there is also ipfw, a packet filtering firewall like netfilter/iptables on GNU/Linux. It can either configured using the command line, or using a graphical frontend like the free/libre Icefloor. You could start with an ...


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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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Full screen support requires the developer to integrate it in to the app. You can't just 'add' the button to an app.


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/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdflagwriter is part of Spotlight's indexing. There seems to be a bug present for some people where mdflagwriter uses a considerable amount of RAM, but no canonical fix, apart from reinstalling OS X, or for some people reindexing with sudo mdutil -E /.


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If your important external drive is mounted on the following mount point: /Volumes/important_disk Then you can protect it against an accidental removal by locking this mount point as opened. For this one very simple method consists in opening Terminal and doing this basic command: $ cd /Volumes/important_disk To get rid of this locking, you might type ...


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Open Messages and open the preferences. Select the Apple ID you want to delete and then sign out. No more messages should arrive from that point on. You could reboot if you want to be sure things are reset.


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I would use the terminal to sort things out if you don't see what's happened in Disk Utility. diskutil list From there, you can see all the names and numbers OS X has given to the volumes/partitions. Eject them all (except for the booted OS). diskutil eject disk2s2 etc... At that point, you might need to clean up the bad mount points. ls -l /Volumes ...


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There is nothing in the beta program terms and conditions that preclude you from using the OS fully - connecting to the internet at large and with whatever programs you care to install and run on Yosemite. The only prohibition I see is that you not blog opinions, details and/or post screenshots of the product while it is in a beta status (and presumably you ...


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From my personal experience, Yosemite isn't really too bad in terms of bugginess. It's quite unlikely that you will suffer data loss, but take backups as always. I have had no more problems running on Yosemite than Mavericks (aside from some cosmetic issues related to Dark Mode and reducing transparency). That said, it really depends on what you use for web ...


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Check if /usr/local/bin is in your PATH and that it's before /usr/bin. In the terminal: echo $PATH I believe brew doctor will warn you about this if it's not. Basically, if it's not, the system will look in /usr/bin first instead of /usr/local/bin, which is where homebrew links everything. For bash, you just need to add: export ...


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This is an old question, but just in case someone stumbles on it and is specifically worried about the privacy implications of Notification Center, the answer is YES, OS X does keep a log of notifications on disk. The format is an sqlite database, and it can be found inside this folder: ~/Library/Application Support/NotificationCenter Inside you'll find ...


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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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Applications (i.e. .app bundles) can be stored anywhere, including external media. Preferences is more complicated, although the simple solution is probably to symlink the preference files and container to the external media.


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⌘] and ⌘[ to increase and decrease indent level works in Pages too. These are the default shortcuts for the options available in Format → Text.


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You can download Bowtie. Although the developers have stopped developing this app, you can still use it to control Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes with media keys.


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Use a local account on your mac to connect to the WiFi, then logout again, you won't loose connection, and you'll only have to do this once since your Mac will remember the network.


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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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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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Your best bet is to wait for the release of Photos for OS X Yosemite, which is going to replace iPhoto early next year and will do exactly what you're asking for. You'll be able to store all of your photos in iCloud, and the Photos app will dynamically cache only the most recent and/or frequently accessed photos locally, freeing up lots of disk space. ...


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Yes, apps in /Applications are shared with all users. The standard location for apps that you only want a certain user to see is ~/Applications. You may need to create this folder if it doesn't exist—it will automatically get an icon.


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Exiftool is going to be the easiest way to do this. Here is a script that generates KML output for a list of images. You can modify this if you want a KML path, etc... #! /usr/bin/env python # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- """ Create a KML file based on exif data Requires exiftool to have been installed Usage: exif2kml.py *.jpg > output.kml """ import ...


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Did you try the Geogebra web site? Available versions are listed in the download section .


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If you use the Spotify desktop app, the media keys on OS X work by default (sometimes iTunes randomly "retains" the keys: just reboot). For the best results, don't keep iTunes and Spotify open at the same time. If you use the Spotify Web Player, you can enable the media keys using BeardedSpice, a free application which enables you to control web-based media ...


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Apple Configurator Version 1.5 (424): ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.configurator/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.configurator/Firmware I copied the manually downloaded files to the location above. Apple Configurator used those files to update my devices. You may want to note, Configurator still requires an internet connection to run. I suggest submitting a ...


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I don't work for Apple, so I can't say so authoritatively, but I think the Mac works this way because Apple considered it the most intuitive; that it follows the "principle of least surprise." I am not aware of any easy way to change this behavior, although I suspect with some scripting it might be possible. There is no reason to quit apps that you switch ...


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Try uBar (I am the developer). It's got the functionality you want, and does even more than the Windows taskbar ever did. For example, hold the Ctrl key to make it display CPU % and RAM usage for tasks...!


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uBar is a Windows-style taskbar for OS X that I developed. Be sure to set Window Grouping to Never in the preferences, and it will exactly replicate the behaviour you are looking for.



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