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I had the same problem in Mavericks with a brand new Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013). When I closed the lid and left the laptop closed overnight it never went to sleep. In the morning, the battery would be dead or very low. As it turns out... my problem was due to a piece of software installed by my company's IT: Symantec Encryption Desktop (SED) As ...


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Typically when you mount an NTFS volume in OS X (or Linux for that matter) the permissions are determined at the time the volume is mounted. You'll probably find that all files within your volume are set with identical "-rw-rw-rw-" permissions and all folders are set with identical "drwxrwxrwx" permissions. Some software for mounting NTFS volumes will allow ...


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Login with your Apple ID in the App Store. Search for 'mavericks' in the search bar. Select Mavericks on the App Store than click Download to resume.


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It's Control Center by Cindori


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(Not a new answer but I needed this pictorial answer so maybe someone else does too. I can't add a picture in a comment.) Under Apple / about this mac / more info , do NOT click through to system report, which yields a difficult to navigate, complex report. Instead, notice that the top words are TABS and click on the item 'Storage'.


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An updated answer for Lion and above: You can also type ^ ⌘ <space> to bring up the characters menu, then start typing to search, and search for place of interest, then press enter to start selecting them, then tab to the correct result, then enter again to insert it. Sounds like a lot, but it can really be narrowed down to ^ ⌘ <space> pla ...


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The following solution is clumsy in that it uses discontinued software (Mozilla Sunbird), but works for dual boots, or any situation where both OSes have access to a common partition. The idea is to install Sunbird 0.9 (the last stable version) on both Mac OS X and Linux and have a common profile folder as is customary for Firefox and Thunderbird. The ...


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Your workaround is the beginning of the right problem analysis. Verify that the ACL on ~/Library/Preferences are correct. Let's say your user name is BOB. Within Terminal or xterm type: $ cd ${HOME}/Library $ ls -del Preferences drwx------+ 9 BOB staff 6324 Jul 31 14:10 Preferences 0: group:everyone deny delete 1: user:_spotlight inherited allow ...


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I've seen this problem and the cause turned out to be that Cambria was simply turned off in FontBook. I fixed it by highlighting all the fonts in FontBook, enabling them and then resolving any duplicates it caused.


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You can yourself ensure that this file isn't anymore used with a command as simple as ls. Just end your actual session, and connect back. Open Terminal or xterm. Run the following command: $ cd ~/.MacOSX $ ls -luT environment.plist $ The output of this command will display you when this file was last opened for reading. If it was opened by any process ...


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Check "Romaji" option for Kotoeri and remove "US" completely as it becomes useless with Kotoeri. This way you will have roman letters input just like with "US" keyboard. If you have Japanese keyboard, use 英数 key to switch to Romaji input and かな key to switch to Kana input. If you have non-Japanese keyboard, it is possible whether to change input sources ...


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Once putting the large files in the trash, use the function 'secure empty trash'. This completely erases the files from your hard drive and there is not way of getting it back. Alternatively, you could get this app form the mac app store called Disk diag. Although it is paid, you can completely erase your items from your hard disk. This will also clean your ...


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Since the local snapshots for Time Machine were introduced in Lion, that isn't the cause (which is the cause of this for I'd say 3/4 of the Lion or later people with this issue). If you delete the file from unix with rm or by emptying the trash in Finder and you don't recover the space, the disk directory is likely corrupt. You should back up any critical ...


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You can also use ctrl + ⬅︎ or ctrl + ➜ to navigate between screens. And if you've got a trackpad or Magic Mouse, you can enable "swipe between full screen apps" in SysPref to do the same at that @aglasser suggested


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Deleting file from Finder moves them to the Trash for recovery. They're still on your disks taking up space. So you can either empty the Trash in Finder or use rm from terminal to immediately and permanently delete the files.


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You're trying to understand the theory and that's great. I'll just say that from practical experience, you can modify .bashrc, .profile and/or .bash_profile and the path setting will stick. I prefer ~/.profile simply out of habit. My teammates all use .bash_profile. Either way it works as long as you pay attention to the order of processing precedence. ...


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Turned out the root cause was problematic new router. After Internet provider replaced it with another instance of the same product, the problem resolved itself.


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From your question it sounds like you are downloading the ISO file and burning it to a CD or DVD. This isn't necessary. Download the ISO file from the Mint website. Then within VirtualBox create a new VM entering the various properties like memory size, hard drive, etc. Once the VM is created, open up the Settings for the VM, go to the Storage tab and ...


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Have you tried enabling keyboard shortcuts for directly accessing spaces by their number? No, this won't enable the wrap-around functionality that you specifically asked about, but it will allow you to type ⌃+1 (control+1) to jump from space 3 to space 1. You will need to press fn+⌃+1 if your Mac is set to use the function keys the default way.


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The only way I know to do this is to 3- or 4-finger swipe up for Mission Control (depending on your settings) or use the keyboard shortcut (on my MBP it shares a key with F3), and then select the space that you want.


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All three of your VMs are stored on your NAS, correct? I am not surprised that they are all slow. You are streaming tons of data over a network and expecting it to work as if it were being used locally. Virtual machines perform a lot of disk IO. Using network storage for VHD files and other resources that are used by your VMs is not really a great idea if ...


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Yes. Before you save the PDF select "Show Details" and select Safari (or whatever) from the drop down, then uncheck "Print headers and footers". Then save as PDF.


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There is an automation tool called DiskMaker X. All you need for the program to work is the disk image that you are trying to make a usb of. It does all the work for you. Just make sure that you have a full image and not a partial one.


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To use Migration Assistant, make sure your PC and Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network or, for faster transfers, connect them with an Ethernet cable. Then, on the PC, download and install the Windows Migration Assistant. Run that app on your PC and Migration Assistant on your Mac. Follow the prompts on both computers to transfer your data; for complete ...


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You should be able to access your hard drive like any external hard drive with a kit that can turn it into an external. Like $30 at best buy. After accessing said drive take the information that you need off of it and then you can either keep it as a back up for those files or reformat it and use it as an external hard drive.


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Mavericks needs 8 GB space. Not sure your Lexar 8GB drive has that space free. Check for it. I use following process to make a bootable USB. Format it, using Disk Utility, as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drive, named Mavericks. This can be done from the Erase tab within the app; make sure the USB drive does not have multiple partitions (that can ...


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If it's every time you log in, it could be in your login items. Check System Preferences → Users & Groups → Login Items for links to those volumes.


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I've talked about modifying system tools before and the short of it is: don't do it! Things will use the system tools expecting a certain version of a certain tool and if you change that you could break many things. Instead, change your path. For example, if your git is located at /usr/local/git/bin/git, add the following to your ~/.bash_profile or ...


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Make sure TCP port 5223 is open through the VPN—this port is required by iMessage.


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The delay is most likely to be within the notification centre; the notifyd service is not time critical. Consider using a process observing IOKit level notifications. At the IOKit layer notifications are immediately dispatched and designed for processes reacting to hardware changes. Trying using Growl and the HardwareGrowler addition to trigger your ...


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If you've deleted the root certificates from your keychain, the easiest way I know to fix this is to reinstall. When you visit a website, the browser checks the "chain of trust" of the website certificate. Basically it checks to see who has signed the certificate. If the root certificates are gone it won't recognise any of the common authorities like ...


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These 2 lines of network initialization look suspicious: 4/10/14 12:28:54.000 kernel[0]: en1: promiscuous mode enable succeeded 4/10/14 12:28:54.000 kernel[0]: en2: promiscuous mode enable succeeded This mode may cause your network interfaces to drain your battery when on this mode of power supply. Did you install anything that may have switched your 2 ...


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With OS X Yosemite, you can use Dark Mode. Go to System Preferences → General and check Use dark menu bar and Dock.


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As find's -name does not support regular expressions you will have to explicitly define the four cases find /source/ \ -not -name '*[0-9][0-9][0-9]x[0-9][0-9][0-9]*' -and \ -not -name '*[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]x[0-9][0-9][0-9]*' -and \ -not -name '*[0-9][0-9][0-9]x[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]*' -and \ -not -name ...


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The reason that Google spreadsheets aren't classified by Spotlight as spreadsheets is that information is missing from the Info.plist file within the Google Drive application. For example, in the Info.plist file within the Numbers application bundle Apple define their "numbers" document with the Document Content Type UTIs of com.apple.iwork.numbers.numbers. ...


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Slate is free and very powerful, and it does exactly what you want. I answered this in a previously asked question, but I'll summarize my answer here: When you plug in your secondary monitor, Slate automatically detects the new monitor, and all of your windows will be moved and resized just the way you like them. You can define custom positions and ...


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Slate is a very powerful free Mac app that does exactly what you want. When you plug in your secondary monitor, it automatically detects the new monitor, and all of your windows will be moved and resized just the way you like them. You can define custom positions and sizes for all of your applications, including full screen, half screen, and grid-based. One ...


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As Jay said : cat instead of type work : set bashFile to path to resource "reference.rtf" set the reference_data to do shell script "cat " & quoted form of (POSIX path of bashFile) display dialog reference_data But displaying it in a popup my not be very convenient. set bashFile to path to resource "arguing.pdf" tell application "Finder" open ...


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The type shell builtin is used to see how it's arguments would be interpreted as a command. Try replacing type with cat and see if that does what you expect.


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You can simply use ⌘ + G in order to jump to the next occurrence and ⌘ + Shift + G in order to jump to the previous one.


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The "iTunes Store" workaround George Garside suggested should work, anyway the solution I eded up using for my little sister's account was providing any credit card and then removing it right after the account was created.


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Apple IDs can be created with the None payment method providing you are attempting to do something that doesn't require payment. For example, you can create an Apple ID without a payment method by going to the iTunes Store and purchasing any free app. You will be prompted to create an Apple ID and can select None as the payment method. For more information, ...


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Caffeine is a small free app that can be used to temporarily override Mac settings such as sleep, screen dimming, and screen savers. The app lives in your menu dock, where you can click to turn it on (fill up the coffee cup) before your presentation, and then turn it back off (empty the coffee cup) after your presentation to set your settings back to normal. ...


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Just sign up to share my solution to this issue :) I just received my Macbook Pro and when to the beta without doing any backup because the machine was brand new with nothing on it. After a few problems with the beta and decided to downgrade and realised that the recovery partition has been update also. I call Apple tech support and here is the solution: ...


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Hold down the Command and R keys at startup to start the computer from the Recovery system. The Recovery menu that appears includes the option to restore from a Time Machine backup. First: delete your SSD drive using Disk Utility. (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) Second: Choose for Backup from TimeMachine. And now we wait... It would be wise to connect ...


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It depends on the Application, but mostly it's stored in the defaults database. You can check for example Mail.app with: defaults read com.apple.mail DefaultWindowState If You do not know the key just grep with "window" the output from defaults read BUNDLE_ID where BUNDLE_ID is Your application bundle identifier which can be read like this: ...


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Have you tried Spotlight Search? Cmnd + Space Make sure Messages is enabled for Spotlight Search in your Mac System Preferences.


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If you do this a lot, you can create a convenient symlink or alias to the system / hidden folder you want to access. Note that symlinks work in Terminal, aliases do not.


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ls is sorting according to LC_COLLATE, it's just that most all of the LC_COLLATE files are set to do case sensitive sorting. http://collation-charts.org/fbsd54/ There are two that are set for case insensitive sorting: cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 and et_EE.ISO8859-15 et_EE.ISO8859.15 doesn't sort "Z" the way english speakers would want. cs.CZ.ISO8859-15 does a good job ...


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I've had the exact same problem but with the Desktop folder, rather than Applications. Based on the answer above, in Finder I clicked View > Arrange By and noted that "Name" was checked [and indeed all the files were in reverse alphabetical order]. Holding down the "Option" key, so that "Arrange By" was replaced with "Sort By", I noted that all the ...



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