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Hold down the option key when you click on the WiFi menu. Then next to the currently active network there will be a "Disconnect from" option. I'm on Yosemite, and so I'm not sure whether this was present on earlier versions of OS X.


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This is a bug in 10.10 (the initial release) and can be fixed by simply upgrading to 10.10.1 - build 14B25. Open the App Store and apply the 10.10.1 (or later) update and you should be set once you rename any computers that adopted the (2) names.


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Logging to system.log is controlled by the /etc/asl.conf file. The default is to send all kernel messages to system.log. If you add a priority level restriction, the trivial system complaints won't be logged. Edit the file /etc/asl.conf and find a line that looks like this ? [= Sender kernel] file system.log and change it to ? [= Sender kernel] ...


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chmod 700 /path/to/folder should do the trick for you. This allows execute (1), write (2), and read (4) for the owner, and no access for everyone else.


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When you want to connect to an unroutable address like link-local you need to specify the interface. This is because for unroutable addresses your system can't determine the outgoing interface by looking at the routing table. Unroutable destinations include link-local addresses (fe80::) and link-local multicast (ff02::) and more.


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One way to bypass the trash without any additional tools is to open a Terminal window, type rm -rf (note the last space) and the drag/drop the files/folders to be deleted and press enter. This will instantly and recursively delete the files/folders, so be careful with it!


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When in single user mode you must enter the command at the begininng to make it writeable. /sbin/mount -uw / Then move the /var folder back to /private mv /Path/To/var /private/


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Take a single Time Machine backup, just in case. When you wipe the laptop, use the Time Machine drive to selectively (manually) restore certain items. Information and files related to application licensing will most often be located in: ~/Library/ ~/Library/Application Support ~/Library/Preferences


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the sluggishness may come from newer O/S upgrades that have degraded the performance of the computer. I say this because Mac O/S rarely has the "bitrot" issues that plague Windows, making it necessary (if not just advisable) to reinstall the O/S every 3-4 years. So if you have kept up with the O/S upgrades that may actually be the culprit. There are also ...


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Since FusionDrive is really Corestorage with some added magic (or supposed to), there is no mandatory reason to assign the whole SSD to the Fusion drive. When creating you DIY Fusion drive, just reserve space by creating adequate partitions and refer to the partition ID (diskXsY) instead of the whole disk.


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In my opinion it shouldn't be a problem: delete the CoreStorage LVG (FusionDrive) and end with 2 seperate disks: the SSD and the HDD. Install Mac OS X on the SSD. use the Bootcamp Camp Assistant to install Windows 7/8 on the SSD partition the HDD according to your needs (HFS+ & NTFS/HFS+/NTFS) You will end with a partition layout similar to that: ...


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Try: set pathA to POSIX path of (path to desktop as text) & "test.app/Contents/Resources/Stuff/audio.m4a" -- or set pathB to POSIX path of (path to home folder as text) & "Desktop/test.app/Contents/Resources/Stuff/audio.m4a" do shell script "afplay " & quoted form of pathA


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set myPath to POSIX path of (path to resource "audio.m4a") do shell script "afplay " & quoted form of myPath or set myPath to POSIX path of (path to resource "audio.m4a" in directory "Stuff") do shell script "afplay " & quoted form of myPath You should look at the libraries in the library window of Script Editor. In this case ...


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You can use System Preferences/Energy Settings to define shutdown/restart times run sudo shutdown -r 23:45 to automatically reboot every night combine the second option with a cron/launchd job to reschedule the reboot daily (or just call shutdown -r now from cron/launchd) You also can set one user to auto-login after reboot in System Preferences/Users ...


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Alright, so I found as program called "Witch" which may help you. It's got a free trial on the website, but it does eventually costs $14. Check it out, it's got everything you want it seems. Website: http://manytricks.com/witch/ App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/witch/id412485838?mt=12


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You could use an AppleScript like that to do it. tell application "Safari" to activate delay 3 --adjust to your needs tell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" tell menu bar 1 tell menu bar item "View" tell menu "View" click menu item "Hide Toolbar" end tell ...


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The developer documentation linked is for perl, not Mac OS X. The documentation states that perl v5.11.0 is capable of supporting abstract socket namespaces. The undocumented assumption is that the underlying operating system also provides this support. I am not aware of any Apple documentation saying Mac OS X supports abstract namespace sockets.


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Without seeing the screencap, it really sounds like a filesystem error to me, yeah I could be full of little red ants but the first thing I would do is open disk utility and do two things, repair permissions and verify the disk (you cant repair it, repair will be greyed out). If permissions repair works you are golden, if the disk does not pass ...


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You could do it installing this workflow: Open in Finder Tab. Just type ot Directory and you will have it open on a new Finder tab. If you want to open a directory in the same window without open a new tab, you could edit the workflow. Go to Alfred Preferences → Workflows → Open in Finder Tab. You must right click on Run Script and select configure. ...


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I recommend using a disk space analyzer application for this purpose, specifically because of the concerns you bring up. Some options include DaisyDisk (Free to try, Full Version US$9.99) or GrandPerspective (free), OmniDiskSweeper (free)


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I would do this from a terminal window like so: substitute whatever byte value you're interested in for where I have 100000 below run this command from the directory you're interested in checking the subdirectory sizes of (from root / if everything) du -k * | sort -nr| awk '$1>100000{print}'


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I had a similar issue with high cpu usage in WindowServer which I managed to get back to something more normal by removing any items in my menu bar that were making high frequency drawing updates. In my case it was the Network Monitor from Little Snitch that seemed to be the biggest culprit.


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I just posted about what I did to solve the WindowServer message overload on my Yosemite version (10.10.1, which hadn't fixed it). From various comments that I'd found while googling the issue it seemed to me that the zero length preference files for WindowServer might be causing the problem (just a guess and as yet not confirmed by others since I just ...


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It turns out that Box Sync was indeed causing problems. I uninstalled Box Sync and the progress dialog in Finder reappeared.


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There's finally an app for this! Call Recorder for FaceTime is a Mac app that was just released today: https://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorderft/ This product is a plug-in that adds recording controls to the FaceTime app. Recording can be started manually, or it can be configured to record automatically. It creates internet-ready QuickTime movies. Another ...


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I've been doing something similar recently and this is the most elegant solution I came up with: set scr to "on run argList return {|" & dictKey & "|: (item 1 of argList)} end run" set newDict to (run script scr with parameters {dictVal}) Hope it still helps!


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HFS+ does not use inodes; it only emulates their behaviour. New files can be created as long as there is free disk space. The compatibility layer (and thus df) always reports a percentage of free inodes equal or slightly less than the percentage of free space.


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In my case I start to see this strings after installing rvm I resolve such problem with: gem pristine --all


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The simplest way to fix this is to add the --AlwaysAppendSearchDomains to the plist file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.discoveryd.plist All this according to the help printed by: /usr/libexec/discoveryd --help That will do the same as it did for mDNSResponder as far as I can tell. Of course a restart of the ...



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