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Status Apple has released Bash security fixes for Shellshock and related vulnerabilities as "OS X bash Update 1.0". They can be installed through normal system update for people using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 or OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 (they are included in Security Update 2014-005) and can also be installed manually. Official Apple fixes are also ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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: ...


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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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Yes you are technically vulnerable. So if you feel like panicking or billing a panicked client for a few hours of panic work, go for it! But the reality is unless you allow SSH access from remote connections or a web server that runs server side scripting, you are not at risk. You are only truly vulnerable if someone you do not know can remotely access your ...


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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 ...


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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.


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Yes! Type this in your shell env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' If it says vulnerable then you are vulnerable. If it says bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt bash: error importing function definition for `x' hello then you are good. Edit: link to the fix


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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Option + click on maximize button works for me.


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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


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I highly recommend the open source client Transmission. Features: The Mac OS X interface is written in Objective-C Shows transfer rates in the dock icon Uses Growl notifications and dock badging to keep you informed. Download/Upload Prioritization Other: Doesn't bundle toolbars, pop-up/flash ads, social tools, or any other ...



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