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Why is it that software designers continue to remove options and think that everyone wants/needs the same thing? In older Mac OSes, for example, you could have a different background/color style for the menu bar and the dock. Now you can't - it's either light or dark for both. Various options I used in Safari, Mail, Calendar, the OS and more are now gone, ...


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I have tried the same thing as the original post by delted my old "iphoto" libabry I have cleared my trash and deleted all "recently deleted" in "photos" But I have not reclaimed the 200+GB that was originally being taken up by "iphoto" When I get the info for my pictures folder it still displays 200+gb but the "photos" libary is only 12gb. I have no ...


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To simplify and broaden the search you may use operands like >, <, >=, <= or line up several attribute values with &&. To solve the above mentioned example you can use two different creation times and an item kind: mdfind 'kMDItemFSCreationDate < $time.iso(2008-03-15T23:59:59) && kMDItemFSCreationDate > $time.iso(2008-03-10T00:...


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Not really. The closest thing is Time Machine, which will make a snapshot of your system every hour either to your local hard disk or to a nominated backup drive (locally or network attached). Older backups are automatically thinned out; specifically, Time Machine will keep: Local backups as space permits Hourly backups for the past 24 hours Daily backups ...


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I think you will find Tunnelblick will do it without any problems. It's well supported and has good documentation on the site.


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No, Windows offers different recovery features than OS X. Particularly Windows is creating automatic (and allowing manual creation of) system restore points. Restore points are created to allow users a choice of previous system states. Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points ...


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You can try going to Messages.app's Preferences (Messages > Preferences) from the menu bar. Within it there should be a tab 'Accounts' for you to connect your work account to iMessage. If your account appears greyed out, click it and check 'Enable this account'.


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On OS X 10.11.6 Whitespaces vs Tabs did not matter for me (confirmed I was using "true" tabs by viewing /etc/fstab in a hex editor and observed 0x09 for field separator byte). I did use vifs, however, but from what I can tell that simply locks file access to /etc/fstab. Also tested with a leading newline (blank line) under file comment as well as last line ...


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Yes, OS X does provide this. To access this you need to hold down the command + R keys when you push the on button to start up your mac, from there you should be able to reinstall, wipe, or restore from backup. Hope this helps you :) https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201314


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It's a better practice to leave all uppercase variables for the shell and use lower and or mixed case for user variables in scripts. You need to preface the hdiutil attach ... command too with sudo if using /.000 as the mount point. Here's my version of the script which works. #!/bin/bash set -e mountpt="/.000" sparseimg="/Users/Shared/Steam/steam....


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Open System Preferences Click Language & Region Select Advanced Change Measurement units to Metric


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Yes, collaps the second partition into the OSX partition. After that you have one partition. Then use Bootcamp to Partition/install Windows


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John Wiegley's dirscan, in particular the cleanup.py example, is designed to deal with the issues identified with the approaches using find. dirscan provides a more general purpose solution in that you can set it up to scan/clean up different directories in different ways.


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I figured it out. First you quit Google Drive and remove the Google Drive folder. Then start up Google Drive again. It shows an error message saying that it can't find the folder. Here's the part that took me a while: the error message text is clickable, and opens a dialog in which one can specify a new folder.


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Here's the neatest trick I've found for easily getting the Greek letters when I need them. In System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts I have Select the previous input source mapped to cmd-space: and then in Input Sources I have my standard keyboard and the Greek keyboard: Now whenever I hit cmd-space my keyboard switches over to Γρεεκ (or vice-...


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This is a common problem for mac users, press the option key 5 times, and it will be fixed. Source: http://www.mackungfu.org/cat-proofing-a-macbook-keyboard


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I do not have FontLab Studio installed however for the purpose of providing a solution to your situation, under OS X El Capitan 10.11.5, I did the following: In a Terminal at /private/var/db/BootCaches, using sudo, mkdir and touch I created a directory named 34D6C504-2F5B-416F-9C91-0C9D019BF446 and in that directory a file named app.com.fontlab.studio5....


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To follow up on bmike's answer, the app identifier is com.logitech.Solar-App. So the code you want to put in your asl.conf is ? [= Facility com.logitech.Solar-App] ignore If you want to confirm that I'm right about your app identifier, try: /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'Print CFBundleIdentifier' /Applications/Solar\ App.app/Contents/Info.plist And if ...


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To completely clear the screen in Terminal, so there is no scroll back, you can either use the menu and click Edit > Clear to start or use the keyboard and press: command-K


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You can go to the folder, where you want to save the document. Then you do the right click and go to "Get Info". Scroll down to the very bottom section "Sharing & Permissions". By selecting the arrows choose the option you need --> ('Read & Write'). If it doesn't let you to change this, you have to unlock the keychain, which is on the very bottom of ...


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No. No battery will be saved regardless of what color your screen is. This only applies when the screen is OLED, like in the Apple Watch. You can save battery by lowering the screen brightness, though.


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I think the only way is upgrade to Sierra Beta.


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This is a new feature in macOS Sierra. It allows you to put Desktop and Documents folder in iCloud Drive so you can access it in all of your Mac connected to that account and even iOS devices. You can disable it by pressing Apple Menu -> About this Mac, then go to storage and click Manage under Macintosh HD( or the name of your macOS partition) then in the ...


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Have you tried going to System Preferences->Keyboard and increasing "Delay Until Repeat"?


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While I'm not sure what the reason is (maybe a beta glitch or temporary decision), you should be able to work around it by using the Go To Folder command in the Finder and entering ~/Documents. Then drag it to the Favorites sidebar and you can always access it from there.


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VNC is one of the base OS X services, and is not provided by Server.app. You can safely update Server if VNC is the only service you need to connect. I have updated server many times in the past over VNC. However, if you are using Server's VPN to make a secure connection and are running VNC on top of that, you may have problems. VPN is one of the services ...


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Given that this process comes from /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AuthKit.framework/Versions/A/Support/akd which is the authenticator for the App Store, the only thing I can put to you is, are you using your GoogleMail as a Apple Store Account? Bearing in mind you don't have to exclusively use an iCloud account to have a Store account. You can use any ...


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When you don't get to a blue screen in the boot process, you can assume an OS reinstall should fix it. Your fsck results reinforce that as next step. I would boot to Internet recovery and download the OS installer of choice if your Mac supports that. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22136 When that is done, next is https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21900 ...


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I have an ancient Intuos GD-0608-U and I got it to work with El Capitan by installing this driver from Wacom: http://cdn.wacom.com/U/drivers/mac/pro/WacomTablet_6.2.0w4.dmg As the previous user stated the preferences don't work but the pen/stylus does work with default settings...


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YES! You can either make a Genius Bar appointment or you can do a walk-in. If you do a walk-in for the genius bar you may have to wait a bit, but they will do it for free. The instillation may take a little while, so plan on having some free time and a good book (or movie or something - there's free in-store wifi). Each store typically has good internet and ...


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I have accidently whipped my hard-drive clean and when I tried both command+option+R & command+R I found my recovery drive had been damaged as well and internet recovery would not complete (I do not remember the error I received). I was able to get the OS reinstalled at the Apple Store for free. I think your only problem might be getting 'walk-in' ...


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On startup hold Command+Option+R. You can now use Internet Recovery to install OS X. Don't download from shady sites. You are compromising your security this way.


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Just right (or control) click a file of the type you want to change and: "Get Info" -> "Open with:" -> (Select your program of choice) -> "Change All" You'll have to do this once for each extension (.txt, .rtf, etc.) you wish to update.


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I had to download one for El Capitan from a shady website. Eeek. I would not trust that, personally. Do you have access to a good internet connection? If so, you can use OS X Internet Recovery to install a fresh version of Mac OS X via your internet connection, directly from Apple.


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Usually, in order to enlarge your Windows partition, you have to relocate the entire partition. Or, in other words, there usually is not way using OS X to enlarge the Windows partition after shrinking the OS X partition. You can, for example, remove Windows completely and then reinstall Windows to a larger partition. There are also third party tools, such as ...


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Not enough to get the password, you need to change a new one (password) to allow apps downloaded from a particular source can run.


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Just visit Apple's support page: Apple Support There you'll be able to check if your product is still under warranty, and contact Apple to ask for a replacement. It doesn't seem clear to me whether you actually purchased the computer from Apple, or from a local retailer, so they might not be able to help you with repair progress information from a local ...


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Apple's documentation on files is a bit of a laundry list - but read a little so you can decide if you want to use POSIX names or native names. POSIX uses / and native uses : to denote folder breaks. The following two lines are both the Downloads folder for a user with a short name of me: "/Users/me/Downloads" "Macintosh HD:Users:me:Downloads" Mac ...


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Boot to recovery Open Terminal type csrutil disable Then restart. dtrace and gdb should work. https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Security/Conceptual/System_Integrity_Protection_Guide/ConfiguringSystemIntegrityProtection/ConfiguringSystemIntegrityProtection.html You could also run a script to determine which parts of SIP are enabled if ...


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Okay, so when I had a similar problem, I used Terminal, these two guides, and this command line to get it done. diskutil mergePartitions JHFS+ NewName {first disk identifier in range} {last disk identifier in range} I used diskutil list to make sure I knew which drives I was merging, because you can't use the Disk Utility names (Macintosh HD, BOOTCAMP), ...


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In order to use an AppleScript script in TextWrangler's Script menu, it (or a link to it) must be in TextWrangler's Script folder located at, ~/Library/Application Support/TextWrangler/Scripts in order for it to appear on the menu. Note: The "~" in that path is your Home Folder and the Library folder may not be visible. You can open it from TextWrangler's ...


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No - there is no linux kernel to profile on OS X - so that tool is a fish out of water. OS X probably ships with everything you need though. On macOS / OS X - there is a mach_kernel in use. It's exhaustively documented at: https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/content/documentation/Darwin/Conceptual/KernelProgramming/About/About.html Additionally, ...


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You must put the script in the "/Users/yourName/Library/Application Support/TextWrangler/Scripts" folder After that: Open the preferences of the TextWrangler Select "Menus & ShortCuts" --> "Scripts" --> "your script" to add your shortcut to the script TextWrangler accept the (cmd + enter) keys as shortcut


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2006 is the year when Apple switched from PowerPC CPUs to Intel CPUs, so you've probably got a PowerPC MacOSX Tiger Installer. (which cannot run on Intel MBPs) If you cannot boot the installer disc from iMac, then your iMac is probably also Intel. You may be in luck getting a OSX 10.6 or 10.7 running on it depending on it's hardware capability, and you don'...


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DISCLAIMER/WARNING Hidden files are hidden for a reason usually. Use the script below only if you're reasonably sure you know what you're doing. In other words: If you break your system by randomly deleting hidden files, it's your own fault. Here's the script I use to toggle show/don't show hidden files inside Finder. (The OSX native shortcut to ...


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If you set your screen saver to require a password when exiting and then set one of the screen corners to turn the screen saver on, there you go instant turn my screen saver on gesture. Unfortunately MacOS does not have a universal keystroke to lock the computer like Windows does.


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I got a tip from a co-worker to reset my SMC (which I hadn't tried yet), and that solved the problem. To reset the SMC, hold Shift, Control, and Option while the computer is plugged in. It restarted my machine and the problem is now resolved.


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There are several Protocols in a LAN Environment which a Mac can use (AFP, SMB etc.). You can connect to a PC's usually (or a PC Share) via SMB. In order to connect to that PC you have to provide credentials, a Username and a Password. If you have a local Account (ignoring complex Network-, Server- and Domain-Architecture for a moment) on that Computer you ...


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Try this: do shell script "defaults write com.apple.dock mcx-expose-disabled -bool TRUE && killall Dock"


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Yes, this can be done without OnyX. First head to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver and select one of the screen savers included in OS X, or a third party screen saver that you’ve previously installed. Whichever one you choose, just make sure it’s selected as the active screen saver, even if you have it set to never ...



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