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gfxCardStatus is an unobtrusive menu bar app for OS X that allows MacBook Pro users to see which apps are affecting their battery life by using the more power-hungry graphics. https://gfx.io By this way you can simply disable your graphic card by an icon in your menu bar.


On OS X El Capitan 10.11.1, the following terminal commands seem to solve it for me on the Magic Trackpad (on the built in trackpad I can operate only one dragging mechanic at a time) : # Enable "tap-and-a-half" to drag. defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Dragging -int 1 defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad ...


For me, this partially fixed things: Close all open apps. Move ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist (and ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist.lockfile if it exists) to a backup directory. Reboot. In my case this fixed the recent items lists under the File menu in each app and the Apple menu. But the context menus on Dock icons ...


I had a similar problem on OS X 10.11.2 with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - where the modifier keys switched back after a few minutes. The Intellitype driver didn't help - it doesn't seem to do anything. Karabiner solved the problem. A really useful reference if you have that particular keyboard is Using Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 ...

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