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comment How to disable PDF editing in Preview app?
nominated for re-opening since this is still the behaviour in the now-released Yosemite (not to mention has been an existing issue in previous versions)
Oct
10
answered How to assign hotkeys to paragraph styles in Pages 5?
Oct
6
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
18
comment iPhone Facebook integration overrides local contact names
The problem persisted all through iOS 7 and is still present on iOS 8. Interestingly, the displayed name is only incorrect on iOS—not on iCloud.com or on OS X when the same (synchronised) contacts are shown.
Aug
13
revised Can I use Back To My Mac's mDNS address and for ssh and other routing of traffic?
added the "easy way"
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
17
answered Finder open new Finder tab in the same directory
Jun
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
comment How do I make iTunes sync automatically when an iPhone, iPad or iPod is connected?
The poor UX of this option has been updated by the look of things in iTunes 11.2, as the option is now called "Automatically sync when this <device type> is connected".
Jun
13
comment How to stop apps from opening automatically when I plug things in
also possible duplicate of apple.stackexchange.com/q/27318
Jun
13
comment Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected
This option seems to have changed in iTunes 11.2. There's now "Automatically sync when this iPad is connected" (or 'iPhone'). Disabling that option prevents auto-sync even when iTunes is manually opened, so the login item removal seems the most appropriate if you wish to retain that functionality.
Jun
13
comment Disable automatic iTunes launch when iPhone is plugged in via USB
Note that some people have reported the "Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected" option does not appear in the list. Not sure exactly what the conditions are, but the only relevant option is whether automatic sync is enabled (disabling it prevents iTunes from opening, but also prevents auto-sync when you manually open iTunes). That said, disabling the iTunes helper in login items does fix the problem.
Jun
12
comment Downloading videos with Safari 7.0.1 on OS X mavericks
youtube-dl is also available in MacPorts
Jun
8
comment How is the System Keychain secured in OS X?
There's a utility called dumpkeychain from GuidanceSoftware/EnCase, that allows a direct dump of a system keychain (with the SystemKey) in Windows (may be easier than setting up a fresh OS X install to dump it).
Jun
6
comment Can the OS X Mail dock count be made to show all (not just unread) count of inbox?
For pre-Mavericks users, DockStar may solve the issue, but it's no longer supported from Mavericks onwards.
Jun
6
revised Can the OS X Mail dock count be made to show all (not just unread) count of inbox?
specifying Mavericks (found an old solution)
Jun
6
comment Apple Mail opening mail in new window when clicking notification
This is especially annoying if you use Mail in full screen mode—if you have a compose window open, clicking notifications silently fails.
Jun
6
asked Can the OS X Mail dock count be made to show all (not just unread) count of inbox?
Jun
3
revised Encrypted external drive usually prompts for password, despite being in keychain
2nd update - keychain theory disproven