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Same issue. I completely reinstalled 10.11.3 on an erased drive and the problem persists. This is an OS X bug so send Apple a bug report. My temporary solution is to disable the launch daemon: sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.UserEventAgent-System.plist But you must remember to load it prior to the next boot or in safe mode, ...


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If you run disk utility from the command line, you get the same behaviour with the following output: # where `Title` is the name of the drive. diskutil secureErase freespace 0 /Volumes/Title/ Started erase on disk1s2 Untitled Creating a temporary file Securely erasing a file Creating a secondary temporary file Mounting disk Error: -69847: Couldn't create ...


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There may be several different ways to accomplish what you're asking however I'll just through this out there. I have a MacBook Pro that doesn't have a built-in Ethernet Port so in my examples I'll use Hardware Port: Wi-Fi since I tested this in both examples below and it worked, however you can change it to Hardware Port: Ethernet if that is what the ...


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trying run Python 2.7.11 on Xcode 7.2 on OS X 10.11.2; I could not select 'python' under "Edit Scheme" > "Info" > "Executable" It was grayed out. I do not know what SIP means, but I got it to work by right-clicking the grayed out 'python' under usr/local/bin in the window and selecting "Quick Look" A box opened and I closed it and 'python' was now ...


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Did you try that command? sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;


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Use the following instead: cd ~/Library/Application\ Support cp -r Mendeley\ Desktop/ ~/Dropbox/Mendeley/db/ mv Mendeley\ Desktop/ _backup_Mendeley_Desktop/ ln -s ~/Dropbox/Mendeley/db/Mendeley\ Desktop .


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Well if I use command-V keys to paste, it does not matter if a file or folder is highlighted. The file is pasted to the folder currently open in the Finder window. If you want to just copy a file to a folder by drag and drop, hold the option key before dragging the file.


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Apple documents the steps for you and covers the options pretty well: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904 Basically, if your hardware support Internet recovery you'll be able to reinstall an OS and get a recovery HD on the SSD. If not, you'll have to bring a bootable drive to that Mac or create a recovery HD from another Mac.


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Your SSD as you said is empty, so this is why you do not have any recovery partition to reinstall the OS. You need to boot to an external device (USB key or DVD depending on your Mac) in order to format and install Mac OS on your new SSD. You can use software like DiskMaker X to create a bootable OS X device. You will need another Mac to create the ...


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In my case I was missing 771 Gigs of space. I had to clear my /cores folder. Apparently an application was crashing and leaving core dumps the amount of space missing was the exact amount of disk space in the cores folder.


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When you click on "Other..." and the dialog window comes up, press shift-cmd-g. That will open a dialog box that lets you type a specific path. Just like going to a hidden directory in the Finder. I'm on 10.11.2 running Xcode 7.2, so in my case the python executable is in /usr/bin


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mDNSResponder and dnsmasq have to run both: dnsmasq is the lightweight DNS-server (and DHCP/Router) and mDNSResponder is responsible for all local queries. To set up dnsmasq in OS X in your environment properly do the following: Remove any DNS-server in the network preferences of the dnsmasq host (your MacBook Air) except 127.0.0.1. Remove any ...


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This script will create an app from a website for you. There is either an instalator or a shell script to enter the name, icon and url for your app to be shown in your default browser without toolbars. It opens in a separate profile user profile so you will have to login again there. If you need an extensions for that profile you need to add them in a new ...


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It's not likely you will have that information from weeks ago. The likely place, system.log is deleted after a week, so you'd need to have Time Machine or another backup mechanism to look at that file. You could test this easily opening the console.app and filtering system.log for USB messages (or even look in all messages) and see what is logged when you ...


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Actually i have found solution of this issue. It seems apple didn't handled unusual cases with new Favorites tab introduced in Yosemite as far as i remember - but this is actually easy to predict, shame on you apple. I have quite a lot pages in bookmarks (old styled, dropdown menu), and favorites tab, in favorites i have subdirectory with bitcoin exchanges. ...


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Possibly, but there are other better supported clipboard managers–TONS in fact. CopyClip is one such example that's free.


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AFAIK, there is no universal shortcut. But Preview provides for this with the "home" and "end" keys (on an extended keyboard). Another handy Preview shortcut is CMD-OPT-G, which brings up a tiny dialog where you enter the page number you wish to display. For Word, or other apps, you might try creating your own shortcuts: System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts ...


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If you want to do away with all the setting up of DNS - just choose static IP for all your virtual machines and have your apps connect to the host names provided by xip.io $ host 192.168.56.2.xip.io 192.168.56.2.xip.io has address 192.168.56.2 If you really need abc.tig to resolve, you can overload your /etc/hosts file with sudo -e /etc/hosts and point ...


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Have same issue with one user. Click on reload button and you will be prompted for password (it is domain password). Also removing computer and adding computer to domain and reinstalling printer helps.


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Click the account you want to login to, enter the password, hit Enter and immediately press and hold the Shift key. You may also hit Shift+Enter once you’ve typed the password, and you will have similar results.


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To install htop on OS X El Capitan follow these easy steps: Copy and paste the following commands into a terminal window: curl -O http://themainframe.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/htop.zip unzip htop.zip sudo mv htop /usr/local/bin rm htop.zip Run htop by entering htop into Terminal


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Your MacBook Air has only two cores (4 threads). That is what htop is showing.


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There is a small app that remaps bluetooth headset controls to media keys (those on the keyboard). Fixes this bug on Yosemite with Spotify, VLC, Amazon Cloud Player. https://github.com/jguice/mac-bt-headset-fix


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To enhance the accepted answer, paraphrase another, correct one more and to add my own input, I offer the below summary: Drag and Drop Dragging and dropping the folder use to work for me, but seems to be largely hit and miss these days. For me I'm usually adding network folders and these sometimes don't drag too well. If it does, and the horizontal bar ...


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running xattr -cr will do the job this will remove the extended file attributes (for each file from .app) and allow it to run apple doc set for xattr: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/xattr.1.html


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You can display BASH variables on your .bash_profile. Then compare the output when you manually open the terminal with output when cd to app opens the terminal.


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here is a solution which have worked for me https://www.reddit.com/r/OSXElCapitan/comments/3wczrk/spotlight_eating_the_first_letter/? iamtaybo sugested to UNCHECK "Allow Spotlight Suggestions in Spotlight" in System Preferences->Spotlight


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This may affect OS X El-Capitan installations running Server.app with active file sharing. sdmd is a service which produces indices and previews for iOS devices. In the process it parses everything in the share, which, depending on how large that shared folder is and where it's located, can take quite some time and resources. I've seen this causing an issue ...


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Your MacBook Air has 2 independent processor cores. When Hyper Threading is used, each core can act as two. In this case you will see four computational cores. The EveryMac page for your MacBook Air explains why you are seeing four in some situations and two in the System Information application: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile ...


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If you want to easily change the icon of the applications its best to use an application like liteicon You can just drag and drop the icon you want to use.


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I was able to replicate that behavior in an earlier major version and to stop it, this is what I did. Go to Dragon Dictate > Preferences... > Dictation and uncheck the TextEdit check box, as shown in the image below. Note: This is from Dragon Dictate 3.0.2 and may be somewhat different in version 5, however hopefully this will help to resolve the issue.


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Bad drive cable I finally took this to an apple store, and the techs diagnosed it as a bad drive cable - a common problem for Macbooks from that year, they said. With a new cable, the Recovery Mode installation worked, the El Capitan upgrade worked, and the machine has been running smoothly for a week.


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You do not have the latest version of VLC for OS X, at the present time, the latest version of VLC for OS X is 2.2.2, so you might want to try it and see if the issue persists. In clicking VLC > Check for Update..., note as shown in the image below it says: More than 100 fixes for issues reported for 2.2.1. Full support of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ...


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For anyone from the future .. bash can be run with -l to execute full login goodies. So, my launchd script goes from; <ProgramArguments> <array> <string>java</string> <string>-jar</string> <string>jenkins.war</string> </array> ... to ... <ProgramArguments> ...


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The FAQ has a section on this and a specific uninstall script, start there to get a clean system and then install again. https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/share/doc/homebrew/FAQ.md To uninstall Homebrew, paste the command below in a terminal prompt. ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...


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Aha — the reason why this option was greyed out is, I think, because I was still logged in under the everyday account. When I logged out of the everyday account, and logged into my admin account (instead of just switching straight to the admin account, leaving my everyday account logged in), then the “Allow user to administer this computer” checkbox for my ...


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Homebrew places files in /usr/local/Cellar so you could use mdfind to locate the header file: mdfind -name glui.h | grep Cellar Then you could change your compiler to include the directory for that package: clang -I /usr/local/Cellar/glui/2.36/include Then you should be able to use the short path instead of hard coding your full glui.h into the source ...


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You will probably have to contend with Gatekeeper, XProtect and SIP to get around the protection with which OS X is confronting you. Right click and open in finder just white lists an app in Gatekeeper - in this case, you tried that and we can rule that out. Xprotect is the name of the file Apple updates to black list known bad software and insecure ...


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If you want to browse the web anonymously, then Tor Browser works great. Having tor installed will be just a waste of time. However, if you want the entire network traffic routed through it, than tor is necessary. To install tor I also recommend homebrew (see @Graham Miln answer). But that's not it, if you want to route the entire network traffic through ...


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I have had the same problem on my new MacAir running 10.11.3, for both yahoo & Gmail. For me it was solved by simply un-ticking & then re-ticking the mail option for both accounts -> Internet Accounts -> System Preferences. Both accounts then appeared in the Mail app and emails very quickly started to sync.


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Tor Browser Have you considered using Tor Browser instead of tor? The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable). Still need tor? Use brew You can use the ...


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*.tar.gz files are gzipped archive files. To unzip/unarchive the file simply double-click it. This will invoke Archive Utility and the file will be extracted to a folder (usually with the same name as the archive). To build any tool from the sources Xcode and/or Xcode Command Line Tools are required. Open the README file and check the build instruction. ...


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Thanks to some helpful answers I managed to find the answers to this question. The main cause of this CPU usage is Norton AntiVirus. A Setting in the AntiVirus called 'Norton Deepsight Community Submission' makes it constantly use around 50% CPU, just to collect data and send this to Norton I guess. The other 50% is also caused by Norton AntiVirus, yet I ...


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I had a similar issue when using a second display on El Capitan on a macbook pro. When resizing windows in the second display they would jump to my primary display. Doing a safe mode boot then a regular restart fixed it for me.


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Sometime a folder might not show the "horizontal location-line" graphic as you drag it into the sidebar, making it impossible to attach it to the sidebar. In such situations, you can drag a folder within the folder into the sidebar and cancel that action (press 'esc', etc.) once you see the location line graphic. Then try dragging the main folder again onto ...


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If you're facing this issue as a Zsh Iterm2 user do this: Preferences >Profiles >General >Command: /bin/zsh -il


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This issue was plaguing me for a long-time and was really annoying. I initially thought it was an issue with a random plist or other file hanging out in the Library/ folder and I tried deleting many of them to try and get to the bottom of this. Eventually, I was tipped off to a Keychain issue by looking in Console, which with some Google'ing, led me to ...


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The ipfw firewall has been replaced by pf in Mac OS X Lion and later. Try looking at the man page for pfctl to start. An old, but still good cheat sheet for pf As for debugging network connections on the Mac, I would run netstat to see what ports had listeners. And possibly sudo lsof -i to see which process had which port open.


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You can look at the USB device tree using the System Information application, launched either from the "System Report" button in the "About this Mac" dialog, or by looking in /Applications/Utilities. Select usb from the sidebar and it will display the device tree. See if you get different information when you reconfigure your devices. Also look in the ...



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