Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

405

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 ...


80

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 ...


78

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: ...


61

No versions of OS X are affected (nor is iOS affected). Only installing a third party app or modification would result in a Mac or OS X program having that vulnerability / bug in OpenSSL version 1.0.x Apple deprecated OpenSSL on OS X in December of 2012 if not earlier. No version of OpenSSL that is vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 (a.k.a the Heartbleed Bug) ...


44

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 ...


37

I'm sorry to say that, according to my own email exchange with their Advisors, Apple Engineering's official response is that this is by design: This is normal behavior caused by transparency being turned off and on to differentiate between which display is active. There are a few workarounds you can try. — Adjust the settings in System ...


36

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


35

Uncheck Show warning before changing an extension in Finder preferences / Advanced (⌘+,)


34

Zoom function can now be performed much easier — 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.


34

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 ...


30

I heard that it was the day ENIAC was revealed to the world: The completed machine was announced to the public the evening of February 14, 1946 and formally dedicated the next day at the University of Pennsylvania The theory being that there were no "files" in existence prior to that date. With regard to the time, 0x4F3AFDB0 (from Finder.h above) mod ...


30

There is no way to legitimately get the file without having access to a Mac, and a licensed copy of the OS via a purchase (unless you are a member of the Developer Program, for which you can expect to pay far more than the cost of the OS, what with it being free). But if you can blag some access time on a Mac, then you can download the OS from the Mac App ...


28

To code using Swift you'll need Xcode 6. Xcode 6 beta is compatible with Mavericks 10.9.3 and upwards so yes it is possible to write Swift code in Mavericks! NB: As of July 11, Xcode 6 beta is available freely on Apple's website. Where can I download Xcode 6 Beta?


27

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.


25

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.


24

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


23

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.


23

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 ...


22

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 ...


22

It's a bit messy, and there is a degree of cross-overs, but the quick tour, without really going into the subfolders of these: /etc, /tmp and /var are just symbolic links to subfolders in /private. /etc generally contains configuration files. /tmp is for temporary files used by running processes (also see /var/tmp) /var is also used for somewhat ...


20

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 ...


20

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 ...


19

I can confirm (from second-hand bad experience & first-hand testing) that a complete disk erase & clean reinstall does not disable Find My Mac. You need to also either: Reset the Mac's PRAM (aka NVRAM aka firmware settings). You can do this by holding Command-Option-P-R at startup, and holding them down until the computer has restarted & chimed ...


17

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


17

Option + click on maximize button works for me.


17

You can download the OS X Mavericks license agreement from Apple's Software License Agreements page. It's definitively not free of either license or copyright. The licensing terms stipulate only running it on Apple hardware and furthermore restricted on how to use it with virtual machines on top of Apple hardware. You need to also consider the App Store ...


16

Of course it's possible: Your Mac is just a generic Intel machine (albeit one running EFI instead of a traditional BIOS unless you set up BootCamp). Grab your favorite BSD install CD, stick it in the drive, and have fun.1 1 - Because Apple is deprecating the optical disk you may have to make a USB install stick, or plug in an external CD/DVD drive. Most of ...


15

The same thing happened to me, but then I ran brew uninstall gnuplot; brew install gnuplot --with-x11 and installed XQuartz. Now gnuplot supports the x11 terminal: You can also save the output to a file and use qlmanage -p: gnuplot -e 'set term png; set output "/tmp/plot.png"; plot sin(x)'; qlmanage -p /tmp/plot.png qlmanage -p shows a sandboxing error ...


15

I have run openssl version on every Mac I could get my hands on1 and all of them show: OpenSSL 0.9.8y 5 Feb 2013 …including the current latest version: OS X 10.9.2. Therefore I can conclude that no version of OS X is affected by Heartbleed. 1 and also ones I couldn't and just had SSH — still tested though, production machines are important! All in all I ...


15

I recently had the same question and found a command line tool www.smartmontools.org which can be installed via brew: brew install smartmontools you can then run it smartctl -a disk0s3 for the full report where disk0s3 is the disks physical backing which can be found in Disk Utility.app by getting info on the drive. (There must be a way to find this ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible