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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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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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The only caveat to "quickly ejecting" disks with any reliability is that they will not eject if there are files in use which reside on them. That said, you can force eject disks, but that would not be ideal if files are, in fact, in use. Easiest way to instantly eject all disks is by invoking an Applescript (could also create a shell script, but Applescript ...


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The simple answer is: Terminal is a terminal emulator -- it's not an X11 server. It exists to provide a text-based communication end point between your Mac and other machines. Terminal is no more an X11 server than gnome-terminal on Linux is or cmd on Windows is. Which is to say: it isn't an X11 server at all. You need to be running an X11 server on your ...


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Having a look at the man page for open, it doesn't seem to allow it, but you can use applescript to resize and position windows: tell application "Finder" to set the bounds of window 1 to {325, 465, 1095, 926} The numbers are the coordinates in pixels of the top left and bottom right of the the window: top left corner x top left corner y bottom right ...


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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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Try to use lsof utility sudo lsof -p 1 # or sudo lsof -p $(ps -U root | grep -w "/sbin/launchd" | head -1 | awk '{print $1}') EDIT There are can be other user launchd processes with different pids, run ps aux | grep sbin/launchd To check pids of other instances of launchd. It should list opened files by launchd. Try to find there something ...


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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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If you have 'Use all F1, F2 keys as standard functions' unchecked, that's the behaviour. With or without the Cmd key, F10 mutes. Incidentally, so does Ctrl/F10 or Shift/F10.


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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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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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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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TextEdit's autocorrect is actually OS X's autocorrect, which is used in every system text box in the OS, in every application, including 3rd-party applications. The problem comes when apps use their own text boxes—they then have to implement NSSpellChecker themselves. Whilst the Google Chrome issue relating to this seems to suggest that nothing has changed, ...


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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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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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iMovie costs $14.99 on the Mac App Store. New Mac computers include iMovie (and other creativity/productivity apps) for free. However, the free pricing is not offered for older Macs, as is outlined in the small print/asterisk note on this page. * Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the Mac App Store for qualifying Mac computers purchased on or ...


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See my answer to Mousing over to external display Works just as well for vertical as horizontal.


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You could set hot corners. Push the cursor to that corner & it won't nod off. That would save you having to change the regular policy, for the times you do want it to sleep after being idle.


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You could try Caffeine from the Mac App Store! http://lightheadsw.com/caffeine/


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It's a proprietary unit calculated from other available data about a process, including but not limited to CPU utilisation, both short-term and long-term averages (think load averages).


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This happens when you have the contact's email address duplicated in another contact.


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On OS-X Mountain-Lion, I can option-click one of the "Eject" icons (hold down option, then click the eject icon), and all external partitions will eject. Will update (if my answer also works on Mavericks), once I get home to try it out on my OS-X Mavericks machine tonight.


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Besides images or other media that can natively be placed into Keynote, for a document or binary file of arbitrary format, you would almost certainly have to post it elsewhere (Dropbox/Google/web page) and embed a URL to the sharing link in your presentation. Unfortunately, it seems you can't make the URL have the format of file:// instead of http:// You ...


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The external display is not set as a mirror of the main display but rather as an extension of it. So you can drag the external drive icon (or any file/folder/window) from one display onto the other. However, this will not 'stick' as when you disconnect the drive and reconnect it, the system will mount the drive icon back onto the primary display (the one ...


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OK, the Activity monitor does no show anything unusual. You are a candidate for the SMC reset. SMC (system management controller) is responsible for fan control, the battery charging ect.. Follow the instructions here for how to. Apple kb HT3964


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You can use the menu bar app Ejector http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12216/ejector to eject all ejectable volumes. The only regrettable part for me is that I can't eject them without logging in.


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I use launchbar to automate this task. It has a command shortcut to Eject All Ejectable Volumes. It's incredibly fast and if you turn off most of the indexing rules, the memory footprint and CPU usage can be tiny. It's much more powerful than this one trick, but it does do that trick very well and you'd probably be fine using the free version for that ...


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if you happen to have the same setup everytime you want to eject several external disks at once, you could use AppleScript / Automater and make your own keyboard shortcut. There is a detailled description how to do this over here: http://superuser.com/questions/405330/global-keyboard-shortcut-to-eject-external-hard-drive-on-mac-osx-lion



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