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This sounds ridiculously simple, but it has worked for me in the past. Try checking and then unchecking Universal Access » Hearing » Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs -- this really sounds like that is the behavior in question, and sometimes setting it and the unsetting it resets to the desired behavior. This basically checks that the preference ...


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There's a reason why Apple appears to onlookers to be so anti-Flash, and it's because Flash sucks on Macs (it may also suck on other OSs, but I don't use them enough to be knowledgeable). What to do about it depends on what browser you use (your question doesn't say, as Mozilla's Plugin Check isn't FF-only): Safari - the answer is ClickToFlash. Honestly, ...


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I just went through this my self! Your Mac can't find anything to boot from. Or more specifically, it can't find the system folder on your primary boot device. Try booting from your OS X DVD and running Utilities -> Disk Utility to check your boot drive for errors. To boot from your DVD, insert in to Mac, turn off Mac, and hold C while you turn it on. You ...


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The best thing with troubleshooting is to isolate the issue and keep good notes when the issue comes and when it goes. Once you also have an understanding how to make the issue ( in your case, is that glitch constant or does it come and go ) it is then very easy to systematically isolate things. In your case, switch the ram to the opposite slots, run with ...


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Unless you have jailbroken your phone you can't delete the Contacts app. Most probably it's either in a folder or on a screen somewhere. To find it again press the Home button repeatedly until the search screen is shown Type "Contacts" Select Contacts app from search results If you can't find it, you could always back up your phone (to save the current ...


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I ran into issues where my audio controls were disabled similar to what you describe. I can't be sure it's the same issue, but in my case, killing the Core Audio process fixed it. Open up Terminal and enter this command: sudo kill -9 `ps ax | grep 'coreaudio[a-z]' | awk '{print $1}'` You'll be prompted to enter your password, but that should find and ...


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There are a number of Apple Support Communities discussions regarding this, and a number of possible fixes given. To summarise in case one works for you: Disable Finder App Nap This seems to fix it for almost everyone on ASC who had Finder working fine in 10.8 but now is 'broken' in 10.9. sudo defaults write com.apple.Finder NSAppSleepDisabled -bool YES ...


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Just a quick note to say that I eventually stopped the crashing by manually copying these two files from another OS X machine and then manually starting the nlcd daemon (if you don't have another Mac, I posted my copies of those files here) Copied these files: /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.NetworkLinkConditioner.plist /usr/libexec/nlcd Run these ...


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In agreement with the original poster, in this answer I put together the comments above that describe the troubleshooting steps that helped solve the issue. Realize that PeerGuardian uses a KEXT. As strangelydim commented, PeerGuardian (an open source privacy oriented firewall software) uses a kernel extension (KEXT). The KEXT is used to block connections ...


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A folder with a question mark means your Mac can't find the system startup software. Follow the troubleshooting steps in this Apple Support technote: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570


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Flash on the Mac is the single-largest cause of Safari crashes. That's just the way it is.


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There is a way to find out what application is responsible, if you have the developer tools installed. In versions of Mac OS X before 10.6, the Quartz Debug tool had a Window List which lists every window and the application it belongs to. Unfortunately, this has been hidden in later versions, but it can be enabled (as I just found through this article: ...


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The beacon loss event is the key. Your wireless card lost contact with the router and gave up. wl0: Beacon Loss Event If you can, change your beaconing rate on the router to be faster (and slower - sometimes the opposite of the intuitive thing is the answer). Also you should run the Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool which resides in /System/Library/CoreServices and ...


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Hey I ran into the same problem. If you turn off System Preferences -> Sharing -> Printer Sharing the advanced tab becomes enabled again.


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That model of MBP supports audio through that adapter, so you should be getting sound. It could be any number of things. I think your problem is on the TV side, but Here are a bunch of things to try: First, make sure you're connected to your TV and getting an HDMI video signal to the video input you've selected. Go to your MIDI Audio Setup again and make ...


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You can find the app that steals focus by saving the following code in a find_focus_stealer.py file and running it via python find_focus_stealer.py in a terminal. Start running the script, it will print out the name of the active app every 3 seconds. Keep working as usual, wait for the problem to occur, and after a few seconds see the output in the ...


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Keep pressing your power on button for 5 seconds. The press it again for normal power-up. You could also try this: Apple Support Page


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Instead of looking at logs, I would start by booting in verbose mode. (It will also shut down in verbose mode.) Just hold Command ⌘ + V at boot.


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I don't know either, but here's how to find out more In cases of entirely unknown binaries, strings(1) is often helpful in getting a hint about what the file might be strings /tmp/ics29586 | less Have a look through the output and see if it's anything familiar. Failing that, find out which launchd job it is being launched from: launchctl list|awk ...


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This looks like a backlight uniformity issue. This is where the screen isn't being evenly lit by the CCFL bulbs behind it. Some of them are outputting differing amounts of light and cause this perceived 'discolouration'. The lighter colours really do show it. Unfortunately, this is one of the disadvantages of a CCFL backlight system as opposed to something ...


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I'm not sure what is causing it, but it sounds like a hardware issue, or that the power outlet the machine is plugged into may be faulty. You can try going to the Energy Saver preference pane and unchecking Start up automatically after a power failure. If the computer really is shutting down and restarting this may help you find out. If it is shutting ...


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Possibilities include (listed from the best case to worst case): Incorrect SMC settings. To fix this: read http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964 (your situation is described the Power section) A battery that's not retaining its charges. To check: read about Battery Cycle Count at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1519 There are other possibilities but let's try ...


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Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items to see if there is a disk that is supposed to mount when you login. Make sure you check all of the user accounts.


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Given that you have already tried to set the phone in Recovery Mode and DFU to no avail, there isn't much else you can do on a device with only two buttons and a USB port :) As already suggested, your best bet is to take it to an Apple Store for inspection. Your phone is not Jailbroken or hacked in any way, so AT&T should either replace it or have it ...


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The approach given here looks a little simpler—maybe it would work for you? If you don't want to remember to type "quit" instead of "exit", and you're using bash, just add the following to your .bashrc or other shell startup script: trap '/usr/bin/osascript -e "tell application \"terminal\" to quit"' 0 What's it do? When the shell receives signal ...


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Even if there isn't any obvious cable damage or bulging, the adapter could be failing. If the adapter is not one of the newer L-Shape Magsafe plugs, the need for a SMC firmware update is moot, but it's helpful to have the system up to date regardless. Have you confirmed if a second, known-good adapter works on your Mac? Updated: An SMC reset can also ...


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Boot to single user mode by holding command + S right after powering the system on (before the chime & apple logo). Once the system has booted to the command line, type these commands without the leading tick mark. Spaces matter, periods matter, it has to be exact. /sbin/mount -uw / cd /private/var/db rm .AppleSetupDone halt The mac should shut off. ...


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Restart. This happens to me periodically. Restarting always fixes it.


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I think you may be referring to the "Scroll with inertia" option, which is found in System Preferences > Trackpad. If it's set to scroll with inertia, but inertial scrolling isn't working, try toggling it to "without inertia" then back to "with inertia". If that doesn't work, you can try deleting the preference file, ...


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Here are the results of my investigation: http://superuser.com/a/426719/135263 -- As mentioned by @juanpablo, this may be caused by symlinks. Apparently, if a symlink points to /home, autofs or automountd fire and take a lot of CPU to figure out that the place indeed doesn't exist. Take a look at /etc/auto_home and /etc/autofs.conf. To see if you're ...



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