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On windows, the Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and OS X is full on UNIX, so there is no need for any additions to get unix tools. Open Terminal.app and start with manual pages. The more and tail -f commands are typical unix commands to page, search, and watch a log file. For your example, the tail command to watch your log file is: tail -f ...


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The button in the top right of each window is not for minimizing and maximizing the window, but for putting it in and out of fullscreen mode (which is why it covers the menu bar, as you said). The keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen depends on the application. Most applications that I use on a daily basis (such as Google Chrome, Terminal, Mail, and ...


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How to do this with the tools to hand: Preview .app and Screen Capture. Open up any Application that lets you have a clean neat white background. Not strictly necessary but makes life easier. Make a screensnap: command shift 4 > drag out an area 640 x428 pixel (the cursor shows the dimensions). This will be saved as a .png to your Desktop *. Double ...


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According to your log you have a Razer mouse! Kernel Extensions in backtrace: com.razer.common.razerhid(9.35)[0A917EFD-D323-36E1-AE4A-288047813989]@0xffffff7f8aecd000->0xffffff7f8aee5fff It looks like your Razer mouse and/or its driver caused that panic. That causes the BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer (the app that ...


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Assuming it's the same as on Linux, you could also use: less /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/BO_V2/data/logs/log-2014-07-10.php Then press Shift+F to have it tail automatically, or just Shift+G to go to the end of file.


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Rebuilding Launch Service Database did the trick: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user More details here: http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_rebuild_launchservices_remove_duplicates_open_menu


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Yes, OS X does not come with anything in /opt or even the directory itself. I presume you're looking for MacPorts, which is a 3rd-party package manager that installs port. MacPorts has to be installed separately. Various other apps can place files in /opt though. For example, even though I've never had MacPorts, I have the /opt directory and it contains the ...


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"~/Library" is the short path for "/Users/UserName/Library" where "UserName" is the name of the user. "/Users/UserName/Library" is the short path for "/Volumes/VolumeName/Users/UserName/Library" where "VolumeName" is the name of the volume. "/Volumes/VolumeName/Users/UserName/Library" is the full path of a user library. If you want to access a user ...


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Are you sure someone isn't playing a joke on you? Just rename the service. Click the ⚙ icon... Then rename the server. You can call "Thunderbolt Ethernet" something like "Wi-Fi", "Yo Mama" or anything you wish. You'll also want to change the name of the inactive "Wi-Fi" entry to "Thunderbolt Ethernet". Your software seems to have switched the interface ...


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Put it in your ~/.profile file.


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[This is copied & slightly expanded from my answer on Superuser.] localhost is normally defined in the /etc/hosts file, not in DNS (although your DNS has an emergency backup entry for it). Here's the normal contents of /etc/hosts in OS X (as of Mavericks): ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is ...


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The "@" means that the file has extended attributes. You can see them with the xattr command. The "1" is the number of links to that file. In most cases, for normal files, this will be "1". For directories, it is the number of files/subdirs + 2 (the two actually represents the directory itself, and the parent directory).


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Apple's OS doesn't downgrade. You will need to back up your files and apps to an external location and then wipe the main partition using recovery mode. At that point, you can run the 10.9.3 installer - but again, the migration of the user data will be by hand since the assistant won't load the newer files onto the older OS. Your best bet might be to ...


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Have you looked into Keyboard Maestro? I use it all the time, I believe you can accomplish with what you want using Keyboard Maestro. For example: You can have it check for a typed in string "good" and return morning or afternoon based on the time of day. With Keyboard Maestro you can execute AppleScript or Shell scripts. Keyboard Maestro is pretty ...


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The problem, in my case, seems to have been one of the tabs I always have open runs some crazy cpu-intensive plugin for ads (I suspect Grooveshark, but am not positive). The fix was to go into Chrome settings (settings > content settings > plugins) and choose Click To Play. By default Chrome runs all plugin content as soon as the page is loaded - ...


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Just try BetterTouchTool, you can do almost everything you want! And it's free.. Better Touch Tool Just download and install it. Then run it and select "Keyboard" tab where you can configure buttons. Click on "Add new shortcut" and then just specify your shortcut - in your case "Keyboard shortcut" will be F13 and "Trigger other Keyboard shortcut" will be { ...


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Force restart is not safe mode of operation. What happens is the power to the system is simply just cut off. There is no soft landing in here, no flush buffers, umounts filesystems ect.. just brute force pull the plug. You might want to consider following shortcuts in order before forcing it. Hold down the power button for 1.5 seconds - Show the ...


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Before you delete it, see if you can repair Mail. In Mail, go to Window → Connection Doctor and let it verify your connections to see if all works there. Next step is to rebuild your Mail database. Go to the Mailbox tab and at the bottom click on Rebuild. If 1 and 2 are not accessible (grayed out) Try to reset Mail settings. - which you will need to set ...


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You should be able to use AppleScript: tell application "name" to quit Using 'to quit' rather than 'to force quit' will mean that it won't be forced regardless of whether the app is unresponsive—rather, it will ask the app to quit whenever it can. With shell: osascript -e 'tell application "name" to quit'


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I would like to answer my own question, even though it is not an "answer," per say. After testing on several different machines, I am confident that this is a bug with Terminal (and perhaps other virtual terminals on other operating systems). I have tested this on the following machines that are owned by separate users: MacBook Pro (2012, 13-inch) running ...


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Yes, with the following command: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I


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The simplest way I know uses Preview. Open both photos with Preview, position their windows side-by-side (flush) in front of your desktop and then use Preview's "Take a screen shot" command with the "from Selection" option. Select around the perimeter of both photos together and it will create a montage for you.


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This is just about how I did it a few years ago, A script that saves each item in the Keychain to text: security dump-keychain -d login.keychain > keychain.txt and a second AppleScript item that clicks on the "Allow" button that the 1st script triggers when reading the item out of the KeyChain: tell application "System Events" repeat while exists ...


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There is no current option to accomplish the said goal. I understand the frustration. OS X isn't doing exactly great on windows management, partly because Microsoft has patterns on certain operation design.


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I am also using Sharing Only User Accounts in Mavericks. You open System Preferences / Users & Groups, create a Sharing Only User Account and view it in the list of Users on the left side. Then you quit System Preferences, open again System Preferences / Users & Groups and your new Sharing Only User Account is not in the list, you can't tell if it ...


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Keychain Export function is for ITEMS, not for the entire keychain. It also wont let you export most of the Items- that is when you will see the grayed out Export function. To copy keychain from one mac to another use migration assistant or do it manually by copying key chain file located in the ~/Library/Keychains/ Open the Key Chain Access on new ...


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The security binary will retrieve items from the keychain from the command line, so you could script that in python to dump the contents systematically. It really depends upon what format you want the data and how you will use it going forward. Copy / paste is also a decent option if you know how long you care to implement a new solution and whether you ...


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Thanks for all answers! The problem was solved, it was turned out to be caused by a Safari plug-in( notifier of Gmail ).


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The monitor used dual-link DVI. I was able to get it working using this adapter, and it now displays up to 2560 x 1600: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter?afid=p219|GOUS&cid=AOS-US-KWG-PLA


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Console.app's logs are stored in the following locations: /var/log /Library/Logs ~/Library/Logs To back up all the logs, simply copy the contents of these three folders to another location. To back up a single log, look in Console.app for the log that you want to back up, select it in the sidebar, then press ⌘R (or right-click and select Reveal in ...



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