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Using your computer logged in as root all the time is like always carrying around all your keys, your passport, $5,000 in cash, that piece of paper with all your passwords written on it and the only photo you have of Flopsy, the adorable rabbit whose death broke your seven-year-old heart. Oh, and a chainsaw. Which is to say, it's mighty convenient from time ...


In order to maximize the window so that it fills the visible window content, use: ⌥ + Click on green icon In order to maximize the window both in width and height to the current desktop for applications like Google Chrome use: ⌥ + ⇧ + Click on green icon You notice the change of behaviour of the button in the way it changes its content from two the ...


First: the name "rootless" is misleading, since there's still a root account, and you can still access it (the official name, "System Integrity Protection", is more accurate). What it really does is limit the power of the root account, so that even if you become root, you don't have full control over the system. Essentially, the idea is that it's too easy ...


You want to change line 92 of the xml version of /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings: Make a copy of the strings file: cp /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources/\ English.lproj/Localizable.strings ~/Desktop Convert the binary strings file to xml: ...


I just ported MenuMeters for El Capitan, please go to http://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/.


Click the minimize/maximize button a second time or press CMD, CTRL & F simultaneously. The button can be green or grey depending on how you have configured the appearance under the general pane of System Preferences. To resize window, simply double-click window bar. The best way to do this that I have found is to put the cursor in the upper left hand ...


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.


Zoom function can now be performed more easily — by double-clicking window title. You don't need to precisely aim at the small green button anymore, which I believe is the reason it has been converted into full screen button by default. If you hold the shift key and double-click the window title Applications that use "smart zoom" will be forced to do full ...


Copy the mpkg from inside the downloaded disk image onto your Desktop Open the mpkg package contents, then open the Contents folder. Open distribution.dist with a text editor. Remove lines 13 to 18. Save the file and open the mpkg normally.


Update 2015-03-04: According to some updated release notes from the Bartender app (v1.2.32; emphasis mine): Apple appear to have fixed the flickering item issue for multiple monitors in Yosemite with 10.10.3 Beta 2; but in doing so Bartender stopped working correctly. We have made changes to Bartender for 10.10.3 Beta 2 and anticipate it to now be ...


Requirements iPhone/ iPad running iOS8 (Lightning port ONLY) Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite How to Record iPhone/iPad Screen on OS X Yosemite Connect the iPhone/iPad to Mac via USB Open the QuickTime Player on the Mac Select File > New Movie Recording Quicktime will default select iSight camera, click on the arrow alongside the record button ...


You can use builtin Preview.app for adding arrows, shapes, text, magnifying glass etc. It's not as lightweight as Skitch mentioned by @jherran, but does the job You need.


If you care to read the tea leaves, the initial OS X v10.11 Developer Beta supports the following Macs: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) Xserve (Early 2009) Source: OS X v10.11 ...


What no-one seems to have pointed out so far is that /Applications are usable by everybody & ~/Applications are only for that user. Some installers will ask if you want to install for this user or for everybody. That's how it can differentiate. That will be one of the reasons Steam installs to there, as it's a per user license. Apple's app ...


you don't need to remove/delete the Downloads folder from the dock and re add it, just move it in a new position and the re position it to the old one


I've had issues reconnecting my bluetooth keyboard & trackpad since upgrading to Yosimite. First try this: Open Terminal & run 2 commands: sudo kextunload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport sudo kextload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport I only had to run above once. If later bluetooth ...


It seems to be an App Store preference. https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/unenroll


That is Handoff and a natural feature when OS X and iOS devices are signed into the same iCloud account. This works if you have iOS 8+ or OS X 10.10.x Yosemite. If you have a supported application then you will be able to open it on your Mac right where you left off on your iOS device. Looks like you was running Chrome on your iPad at the time. If you wish ...


In Mail.app's application's preferences, I deselected "Accounts > Advanced > Automatically Detect and Maintain Account Settings" on two Google accounts, and CPU usage returned to normal.


I don't think Single User Mode is really what you want. A better idea is to use a console login. To do this, first you have the login window set to show “Name and Password”: Then you can login as ">console" as the username (no password) and get a terminal prompt. It's not very pretty, but it's handy if you need it.


I noticed that too, and did the following to "solve the problem" (it's not a problem for some people though :P ): In System Preferences, open Spotlight. In Search Results tab, disable Bookmarks & History. Then restart. After that, Safari Web Content process won't be active when Safari is not open.


Depending on your system setup and your command you probably lost only some files - including one essential - and folders and some sym-links. Using the command rm * - executed by an admin in the root folder - usually deletes the sym-link /etc only: Boot to single user mode, check your file system with /sbin/fsck -fy, and mount root read/writable with ...


While holding Shift + Option, click the green Plus button on the upper-left corner of the window.


There isn't any advantage to wiping and reinstalling OS X on a new Mac direct from Apple. You'll end up with the exact same drive contents. I can't think of any difference between an Apple-imaged Mac and a self-imaged Mac.


Marks in the Terminal The new Terminal marks (available starting with OS X 10.11 - El Capitan) are similar to Bookmarks, which are also available in the Terminal, allowing you to mark window positions and then giving you the option of going back at a later point. Marks (or Bookmarks) don't refer to your command history, but to the scroll buffer used in the ...


sudo codesign --force --deep --sign - /path/to/application.app/ I've never had to create a certificate using this method. If that doesn't help, try without --deep and without the trailing slash: sudo codesign --force --sign - /path/to/application.app


/private/etc/hosts seems to be working normally for me in Yosemite (version 10.10.1). It's not necessary to flush the cache or reset discoveryd (the DNS resolver in Yosemite); sudo fs_usage | grep private/etc/hosts shows discoveryd reading the file immediately after I save changes to it. However, dig, nslookup, and host will not see entries in it because ...


killall Dock In the terminal fixed this for me. In my case, only Mission Control gestures had stopped working (three finger swipe left/right to switch spaces, three finger swipe up for overview).


The typical place for this kind of information is one of /System/Library (for OS specific stuff) /Library (for system-wide preferences/settings valid for all users) ~/Library (for user-specific preferences/settings) and the folders beneath them (e.g. Application Support and Preferences). They are saved as individual files, usually named so you can ...


Use rsync for this purpose since cp cannot faithfully reproduce all the files that exist on OS X. The benefits of rsync over ditto and cp are: interrupted transfers can restart easily with very little cost. restarts even resume part way through a large file. file exclusion and --dry-run allow easy testing and iterative thinning. The simplest way to use ...

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