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this is kind of unrelated out-of-the-box thinking, but I'm wondering if it might indirectly solve the problem. if you enable verbose boot mode, it will show system startup and shutdown information. well it will mostly be useless information for most people. but it may just be enough of a visual clue ( hey look there's text on the screen ) for users to ...


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If I understood your question correctly, here is a way to do that. Open the Automator and select Service. Now select the Launch Application and drag it to the right. In the window select your Application to launch as Service. (I have chosen Contacts app) Save it. You could if you like assign a keyboard short to the service You are done. Example in ...


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Ctrl-A and Ctrl-E go to the beginning and end of the command line; this is a Bash thing, not tied to any OS or terminal.


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I'm defaulting to Acrobat Reader now--although did prefer simplicity of Preview.


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I had a hard disk crash and, being under warranty, had to take it back to an Apple Repairer who installed a new hard drive. It was returned to me with Mountain Lion running fine. I proceeded to Restore from a Yosemite backup thence ran into a failure to boot (white screen a with circle with line through it). A verbose start (hold command-v on startup) ...


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Apple documents the difference between an update and an upgrade as follows: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201564 Updates within each named OS include security, performance and sometimes new features. They are focused on the first two. Upgrade is from Lion to Mountain Lion or Mavericks to Yosemite. These are primarily about large feature ...


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There are similar problems (i.e. http://superuser.com/questions/648133/why-is-chrome-ignoring-etc-hosts-on-os-x) here on the network. One answer is to follow this bug wich mich be solved eventually. People also mention the plugin HostAdmin to workaround this issue.


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There are two different kinds of "standard" keyboards, ANSI (like in your picture) and ISO. The former is sold in the US, the latter in Europe. ISO has one key more than ANSI. It is located to the left of the z. That is the 96th. (There is also a 3rd type of keyboard, JIS, sold in Japan, but this is not relevant for your question) To see the different ...


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Yes, you'll use an app like Caffeine and use it's timer or script a watcher to remove Caffeine's power assertion after the time you specify. You can use the command line peset -g assertionslog to watch the progress of the machine into and away from sleep. You might even be able to use pmset to hard code the behavior you wish after reading the manual page a ...


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I would argue that enter/return is a character, it’s just like space. If you look at ASCII tables (since they are simple, but feel free to look up unicode), you'll see that enter/return is there with all of the other characters. Besides those that you’ve mentioned, there are tonnes of other “hidden” characters. For example, on my UK Mac option+8 gives a ...


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Not easily. The keys trigger the SMC directly as far as I can discern, so you'd need to rewrite the firmware to make this change. You can test this by powering off your Mac (or waiting until you next mistakenly command this) and hold the option key. While it's in the boot manager, only firmware is running and that key combination is effective. I'm also not ...


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My UK keyboard's 2 key looks like this: +---+ | @€| | 2 | +---+ That € is the extra character, for a total of 96. You can still type the extra character on a US keyboard I believe, it's just not printed.


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Simple Mouse Locator I searched the App store (I was actually hoping this was something included in OSX) but this is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I looked at the other apps (but did not install). I appreciate all the help and hope that this will help some other person having similar problems.


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There is also a absolutely free way to do this without any installations. Open the Accessibility in your system preference and select Display. Now you can scale the mouse pointer to the size you like. Doing it the Apple way (without some 3d party apps) Create a script as follows that will toggle your cursor size. Go to System Preferences / Universal ...


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Find My Mouse Have troubles with finding Mouse(Cursor) on your screen? This app can easily locate mouse position, and help you to move cursor between multiple displays immediately by one shortcut!


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Mouse Locator Highlights the cursor with a green circle upon keypress. Highly visible locator instantly reveals your mouse position. Controllable trigger time period, from 1 second to 30 minutes. Eliminates the frustrating search of your screen.


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Mouseposé Mouseposè will highlight the cursor using a customisable dimming of the rest of the screen, and can zoom to the cursor's location. Of course, there are other uses as well. If you have a large screen, it helps you quickly locate the mouse pointer when you return to your work after an interruption. Visually impaired people tell us that it helps ...


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Pointer Finder This app will put a circle around your cursor when you press a key.


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As a sysadmin this is a very common task. Here's the command-line method I found out a long time ago and it's part of my routine of detecting and tracking down large sets of files nearly every day. du -d 1 | sort -n The nice thing about this command is that the largest directories/files are sorted to the bottom. So if there is a long list that goes off ...


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The answer is: none of them. You are not allowed to virtualize OS X on non-Apple hardware -- it is forbidden by the EULA for all OS X releases up to and including 10.10.3 (the current available at the time this was asked and answered). The legality of this has been dealt with several times here. For example, please see: Does Apple's license for OS X allow ...


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You're correct. I have "Install App updates" and "Install system data files and security updates" checked in System Preferences and "Install OS X updates" deselected, and exactly what you describe is what I observe. OS X Updates are user-facing updates that directly affect the user, regardless of whether the user actually uses the respective app (e.g. RAW ...


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Yosemite Users Apple changed the way the LSUIElement works in Yosemite. It will cause the app to run as an agent but will no longer cause it to overlay full screen Windows. To fix, open up the Info.plist file per other people's instructions and add the following two elements: <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> ...


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It seems strange OS X didn't present you the recovery key. Try: sudo fdesetup changerecovery -personal This awesome blog has probably all the info you desire. Look for the section "Managing individual and institutional recovery keys". You can use your Filevault2 password to change the recovery key. And you will have to use an Administrator account.


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To solve data corruption, have users log out. Also, empower users to know if their backups are current and make it their responsibility to self-service restore activities. To minimize restart times, have users restart the macs and sleep them when the login screen arrives (assuming you don't have auto-log in enabled). This makes much more sense to me since ...


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Perhaps this is too simple, but this is how I would approach it: Go to the relevant drive, and check the size of all contained folders. Enter each folder that is inside and big enough to hide something relevant, now check the contents of this folder and the size of its subfolders Repeat step 2 It should not take more than 2 minutes to find the guilty ...


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Have you tried fn+left? I'm no CentOS expert, but this works for me exactly as the Home key does when I'm using an external keyboard.


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In fact, there are lots of options: HandBrake: free. But the quality will loss. Online-Converter: paid. And you have to upload your source file. Time! Some third party software like Video Converter tool: paid. But most of them are professional and reliable.


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I had this issue recently and it was that where I store my movies I thought was the only copy (Documents/Movies) but when you import them to iTunes iTunes copies them into their own iTunes directory rather than referencing their original location. So have a look in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/ and you might find a folder that has all your 200gb of movies ...


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The .filename was intended by unix to represent invisible file names. Even before there was GUI's, the ls command by default would not list these files for normal users. There is no reason you can not add a . prefix to your own file names. On the other hand, using ._filename seems to be unique to OS X. One use of these filenames is to store addition ...


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To find all files larger than 50MB in any directory, use Terminal.app and the find utility: $ find . -type f -size +50M -ls | awk '{for (i=1;i<7;++i) $i=""; print $0}' | sort -n Adjust +50M to whatever size limit you find suitable. The list will be sorted with largest file last. Be warned that this might take some time if you start from root. You might ...


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This is a known issue with the latest 14.5.0 update: https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/office-2011-14-5-0-and-outlook-main-window-invisibility/ I suggest you update to 14.5.1 which contains a fix for this problem: https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=47307


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If you want .rar to be opened with The Unarchiver as default, you can: Get info on this .rar file Set file to open with in the info window Click Change All The Change All button will make all .rar be opened with The Unarchiver and have The Unarchiver icon on it.


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The How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space? provides a general approach to answering your question. Graph and Find You can use a tool like GrandPerspective to help highlight large files on your Mac: Disk Inventory X is an alternative disk space visualizer: Ask VideoBlend's Developers Consider contacting the makers of VideoBlend, ...


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It appears Apple renamed Terminal menus from Select Next Tab to Show Next Tab. Same for Previous. If you just rename the menu titles in your Keyboard Shortcuts accordingly, your shortcuts should start working again.


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Your system fonts got corrupted. Stop/Ignore the flash update and start in safe mode. Now use the Font Book app in the applications folder. Use the File- restore standard fonts.


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Using the Connect to Server in Finder you can set the URL and force a refresh. In Finder Go > Connect to Server or Command ⌘ + K From there you can add the URL to your server. This Apple support article has further details. I hope this helps.


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Try MacUpdate Desktop (http://www.macupdate.com). It has functionality you are looking for, i.e. searching installed apps and new ones by description... If app is installed it'll show you. If not, then you'll see 'Install' button. Hope this will help you.


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Repair centers generally need to boot your device. They do NOT need to access your account. You will need to remove an EFI password if there is one If you use filevault just create a separate account for them. Something obvious like "AppleService" with "password" and delete it when they are done. It does not need to be an admin account unless you took it ...


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You can compare the serial number on the bottom of the laptop casing to the serial number shown in System Report by going to Apple Menu -> About This Mac. When I worked at Apple, it was known that replacement logic boards would carry the new SN (naturally) and that cases from the old SN would link to the new one. The serial on the laptop itself is the ...


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TRY THIS! Force Quit all programs except Finder Shut Down computer Press and Hold Command+R and then press power Click on Disk Utility and Continue Click on the 2nd Hard drive ex: 'Macintosh HD' Click Verify Disk let it finish and then do Verify Disk Permissions After step 6 click Repair Disk Permission and let it finish Shut Down Computer Hold down ...


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I was having the same problem today and found out this question. According to Google: If you have iOS 8.3 on your iPhone or OSX 10.10.3 on your Mac, you will no longer have to use App passwords to use 2-Step Verification. You may have to add the account again for it to ask you for the verification code.


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You should have to remove an EFI password or permit them to reset that since it prevents Service Providers from network booting to diagnostic images or selecting an attached bootable volume to run test software. You don't need to decrypt FileVault 2 in any service I've ever seen unless you want them to log in to your user account and look at your software. ...


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No, Apple doesn't have any bloatware. But I still see two advantages: Free up some space (precious if you have 128 GB SSD) if you won't be using iLife apps such GarageBand or use Office instead of iWork apps. They can consume a few gigabytes. And you will be still able install them later as when you first run Mac App Store, it will run a check of your ...


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That indeed sounds very strange. Keep in mind that there can also be stores which only fake their licenese and aren't real service providers. If you want to be sure, look up here: https://locate.apple.com/ | There you can search for official Apple Authorized Resellers. You also could contact Apple-Support and ask them: ...


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Modern OS X installations start the items simultaneously, independent of their visible order, and also use additional mechanisms such as Resume and invisible launch entries which have influence on the start sequence during the login phase. From: http://www.bresink.com/osx/0TinkerTool/history.html See: How do I change the order in which login items ...


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I've found at least two applications in the App Store that do this: The simple Color Palette Importer (which worked perfectly for me) lets you import Adobe's aco files more or less directly into the OSX color picker. The more comprehensive (and more pricey) ColorSchemer Studio lets you import palettes from a number of different formats, including Adobe's ...


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I was attempting to erase free space on my laptop with mac disk utility and received the error message could not create temporary file and found the free space had been erased. Check about this mac, storage to see if free space was erased.


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If you get a blank line from pandoc then something is quite amiss. My guess is you've got several `pandoc or the tex file is encoded oddly or throwing some error that the version I downloaded from dropbox isn't the same as the one you are using. $ pandoc test_dummy.tex -f markdown -t html | wc 311 1349 11676 $ pandoc test_dummy.tex -f markdown ...


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Do you have a system report hanging around from before the repair? If so, you could compare things like the AirPort MAC address (or any info cached on your router), any Thunderbolt specific addresses that appear. You could use something like this to see if the logic board has a newer manufacture date?


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Local Network Users can also login to the local server, if you bind the server to itself in the Users & Groups preference, under Login Options, Network Account Server. Officially, the only thing you lose by shutting off Open Directory is the ability to manage devices using Profile Manager and have "roaming" logins with centralized home directories. ...



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