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You could include the date command in ProgramArguments before your program path in your launchd .plist: <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/bin/bash</string> <string>-c</string> <string>date; program-path-here</string> </array> It's the equivalent of running /bin/bash -c ...


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If it's the group ownerships, from the command line you could do: chown -R yourusername:staff /Path/To/SharedFolder for each of the shares, if the other non-admin users you mentioned are in the staff group. Otherwise, replace staff with the correct group. It's possible you may not want all the directories underneath the shared directory shared, so you'd ...


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Exactly what do you want to do? You can remove Launchpad from the Dock. Pick it up with your Mouse, and pul it off until it disappears in a puff of smoke. You can also go into System Preferences, and go into the Trackpad Preferences (second row), select More Gestures on the top bar, and deselect Launch Pad by removing the checkbox. This way, you don't get ...


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Either these apps were running when you turned off the Mac and you are have selected to 'Reopen windows when logging back in' on the log off or shutdown dialog, or you have these apps listed in the Login Items list available from System Preferences → Users & Groups.


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Versions are stored within the same file so a myfile.pages will have all there versions stored within it. A version is only stored when you save from the file menu or use cmd- S The version is just a bit of text that details the changes made since the last version so is not a copy of the file at that stage. So if you sent the file to someone else they ...


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ControlPlane ControlPlane is a context-aware application that lets you do all kinds of things based on where you computer happens to be. Move from home to the coffeehouse and ControlPlane can switch your computer to high security mode. ControlPlane allows you to build configuration profiles, contexts in ControlPlane lingo, for your Mac based on where ...


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Try this app Sidekick Automates Your Mac’s Settings Based On Your Location Sidekick, a new app by Oomph, aims at automating the tedious process of changing your Mac's settings basing on the location of your computer. Besides managing and switching places, Sidekick can assign actions to places. Actions can indicate anything from changing a ...


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Contact Apple Care on the web at http://www.apple.com/support/contact/ or by phone and they will ship you replacement DVD for 10.5 if you have lost yours. You can also find them used on Ebay and such. Lastly, local vendors, a friend or Mac User group are all viable sources of a loaner DVD. If you use Apple, don't pay for support and ask for an exemption in ...


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You can use Mouse Rate which is written in java and therefore runs on OS X, Windows and Linux . The source is on github.


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To empty the Safari caches, first you need to have the Develop menu displayed in the menu bar (Preferences | Advanced | Show Develop menu in menu bar). Then on the Develop menu, click on Empty Caches. You can also use the keyboard shortcut: option+cmd+e.


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The final XCode 6 has released and is available in the App Store. (to be precise, I'm talking about Version 6.0.1 (6A317)). I was surprised to see that (in contrast to XCode 6 beta) it does support Swift only for iOS! (Look at this screenshot, this is what I see when trying to create a Swift playground; also, Swift can be choosed as a language for iOS ...


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This is pulled from your 'me' contact in Contacts.app.


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I figured it out: I opened a terminal window and executed mount_ntfs similar to this: mount_ntfs -s -o rw /dev/diskXsY /Volumes/SomeMountDirectory where: -o rw is the crucial part and means use the readwrite option; -s means mount case sensitive; /dev/diskXsY represents the actual partition to mount (in my case /dev/disk8s5); ...


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It is the escape key (esc) it is on the top right or left corner of the keyboard


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There's no reason to backup this directory. The contents changes so frequently that any backup is outdated by the time the backup's finished. This is no exaggeration; simply the act of making a backup will change the contents of this folder. If you're relying on an unsaved document being there next time you open an app based on Restore, you're doing ...


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Can I have both a case-insensitive system volume and a case-sensitive volume within an encrypted CoreStorage volume? Core Storage: can not create a volume within a volume can create a logical volume (LV) within a logical volume group (LVG). … to keep the main system volume case-insensitive … That's reasonable. … to have my home dir be ...


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You should be able to remove the journal on the disk with: /System/Library/Filesystems/hfs.fs/hfs.util -N /dev/disk0s2 Once you can mount the volume again, you can try re-enabling journaling via Disk Utils or the command line: /System/Library/Filesystems/hfs.fs/hfs.util -J /Volumes/VOLUME_NAME Note that this second command differs in that you specify ...


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An excellent monitoring tool for this purpose is Little Snitch. http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html Macworld gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars ( http://www.macworld.com/product/1250383/little-snitch-3-0-1.html )


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Little Snitch Whilst it's mainly a firewall, it alerts you when an app connects to a certain domain, and lets you allow/block the connection. Alternatively, you can allow all connections and just monitor them. Rubbernet Rubbernet is also a good alternative, providing the additional feature of remote monitoring of Macs on a network.


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It is not possible to remove it but you can disable it. In order to do so you need to: Go into System Preferences then under Trackpad and More Gestures you can disable pinch to launchpad Remove it from the dock Use FunctionFlip to reassign the F4 key to something else


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Time Capsule does not require an active internet connection to function correctly. I would, however, caution that these units are notorious for getting 'unhappy' when used in an area that does not have sufficient cooling. Putting one inside the drywall is a bad idea, IMO. Unless you're using a wired connection to connect to your TC, then you're either going ...


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Caleb's answer is correct and hides these users from the login window. However, at least on my installation of OSX 10.9 Mavericks, those users also vanish from the system admin panel, making it impossible to click them back to life. Futhermore, using chsh as a workaround does not help either, since it is not available on 10.9. I was able to bring them ...


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You could use Shell script in a Applescript Application that checks the available wifi list. And pops up a notification when the one you want is in the list. The code is commented to explain how it works. on idle -- A on idle handler will run the code within it and then set the app to idle. Using little cpu. It will then repeat this every #n of seconds ...


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You can use osascript to run an applescript which closes a window in a certain app: #!/bin/bash osascript -e "tell application "$1" close window 1 end tell" Save this shell ...


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It probably has something to do with the "Automatically switch to a document's input source" option in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources, which allows you to have different output sources for different applications/tabs/documents. Simply uncheck that to only use one keyboard layout for all applications


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The open command opens a file in the default application for that file. To close the file in that application, you will need to control the application to close the file. This will depend on what the application is—not all applications support AppleScript control for example and quitting the app is not the same as closing a file.


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You cannot directly close a file, this is a responsibility of the application. If quitting the application is an option you can use kill or pkill to quit it. Or you can try to use Apple Script to close an individual window. See How do I close a window from an application, passing the file name? on SuperUser


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You can set the preferred order of wi-fi networks, but I am not completely sure if this will automatically switch you over since you're likely to have a great signal from your hotspot. Nonetheless, it's worth trying before going to a 3rd-party solution. System Preferences > Network Select your Wi-Fi adapter on the left Click "Advanced…" In the listbox on ...


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If the actual wifi extender is powered up at the times the connection is live & powered down otherwise, the phone ought to switch to it automatically, as soon as it's seen, same as if you just came into range after having been away. If the wifi is on but not connected to the outside world, the only way to know if it's working is to connect to it & ...


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I had this problem today on one Mac but not the other, both same version of Safari. Fixed by: System Preferences → General → Check 'Close windows when quitting an application' Safari → Reset Safari… Close and reopen Safari And it magically reappeared!


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This is possible by selecting the second window to get the selection. Insert the "Run AppleScript" action at the first position in the workflow, clear all text in the action, and put this script in the action: on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" activate -- doesn't work without the activate open target of Finder window ...


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Same problem here. But is seems that the foo (2) name is accepted by time machine and it still does the backup to the same place (it doesn't seem to redo the whole backup, it continues). So no harm no foul. I think that it is related to multiple active interfaces, I popped up the ethernet to speed up my backup.


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I've encountered the same surprise. Here's a really easy solution: From within iMovie: Select Share from menu bar Choose 'Export using Quicktime' On 'Save Exported File as…' screen: Select 'OPTIONS' (which is toward the bottom of window beside 'Export: Movie to Quicktime') On 'Movie Settings' window: Select Video Settings button Be sure ...


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The only thing a can think of is a little bit of GUI Applescript. Place this code into a 'Run Applescript' action above your 'Run Shell script' action. The Applescript is commented to explain what it is doing. But be aware this code is to start you of. It works in my tests. NOTE THIS SCRIPT WORKS WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE IN LIST VIEW But not if you ...


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Disable it in iMessages Prefs/Accounts... [Edit] Re-reading your question, you want to be able to send from iPhone & MacBook, but not have the MacBook show any conversations initiated from the phone? Never tried that one, but perhaps by disabling one or more of the account number/email address options further down the same page. I've always had ...


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if you have only one 'default' user and the root user you can put alias su="su -" on .bash_profile of the 'default' user and you get the effect you want. Works and with no hacky things.


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Mid-2010 MBP 6,2 Given your model, the kernel panic, though incomplete, indicates that your GPU has failed. This is a known issue for your machine. Your model is subject to a replacement program for the logicboard due to a defective GPU. It lasts 3 years from the date of purchase. If this is already expired, Apple may or may not still replace your ...


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if you felt bold, you could disable all of usb service and then reenable. i believe that will do it. will also kill keyboard etc. kextunload IOUSBFamily.kext; kextload /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext it will take some more discovery, but i think this might be a good path. let us know if you experiment all usb extensions in 10.8 at least: ...


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Almost all software on OS X is run from an .app package. These are not installers but the actual application themselves. You can copy these anywhere and run them.


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Instead of using Clean Up By, use Arrange By. This both cleans up the layout and sets the default sort order for the folder for the future so that any modifications to the folder will update the sort order.


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Generally speaking it is not possible to un-install a Mac O/S update. Actually there is nothing general about it at all, it's just not possible. Apple does not offer an uninstall option for O/S updates and patches. Or anything else for that matter. Which means that any time you update your system you run the risk of obsoleting some software on your Mac. ...


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⌘ is a "dead" key, a modifier key. It does nothing on its own, though as it keeps a count of how many times it's pressed, that would be possibly why it's working at the second attempt. More to the point... why would you want to use ⌘ to switch input language, thereby eliminating its use for any other function. Why not use F-Keys, perhaps, instead? ...


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Just type alt and 2...... € just those two keys [Edit] Tested with British & Irish, [both use alt/2] US, Canadian & British-PC [use alt/shift/2] The alternate in each case gives ™ Very similar to the British/US 'pound' symbol, swapped between shift/3 or alt/3 depending on keyboard.


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You can't. But you can request the feature. It's my understanding that processing your voice into text is much harder, the more background noise there is. While your Macbook (or iMac, or whatever) has no control over noisy people sitting near to you, or a TV in the background etc, it does have control over the noises it emits, and as such does what it can ...


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If you click the More button at the bottom of the listed item, then right click after it has expanded, you should get a 'Hide Update' button - but it doesn't work for all apps. Tested today with Camera Raw 5.0.7 - Hide Update button OS X Update 10.9.5 - Hide Update button Xcode 6.0.1 - no Hide Update button


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You can also use AppleScript or defaults: $ osascript -e 'version of app "TextEdit"' 1.9 $ defaults read /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/Info.plist CFBundleShortVersionString 1.9 You can use AppleScript or mdfind to find the path of an application: $ osascript -e 'posix path of (path to app "textedit")' /Applications/TextEdit.app/ $ mdfind ...


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You can also use xattr: xattr -dr com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags ~/folder xattr -dr com.apple.FinderInfo ~/folder If you don't delete the com.apple.FinderInfo extended attributes, Finder keeps showing the color labels for tags with colors. If you don't want to keep any extended attributes, you can just run xattr -cr ~/folder. You can use find ...


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Click and hold and an x will appear in the upper left corner.....just like on your iPad or iPhone


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Certainly you can use a USB with OS X on it to boot from it. You will have to create it first. If you have a DVD drive with OS X you can use it as well to boot from. Boot from (USB or DVD) can be activated with, pressing Option (alt) key during start up to select where to boot from. If you are trying to repair the existing OS X on the HDD, then use the ...


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nohup /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --disable-web-security 2>&1 & nohup lets you quit Terminal without killing the process. Arguments are added as normal before the 2>… redirection. Alternatively, you can try: open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args --disable-web-security



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