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Jan
22
comment Apple TV YouTube “Error occured loading this content”
Can you please elaborate on how you "cleared the cookies in the YouTube app"? As written, this answer is very vague and will likely attract down votes even if it does ultimately solve the problem. Thanks!
Dec
31
comment How to create a text file and a folder from terminal?
What kind of file? An empty file? A text file? An image? There's not enough information here to really give you a succinct answer. If you can clarify, I'll reopen the question.
Dec
21
comment Where on the file system are my photos imported to?
@Dave what's the "import tab"? That's not anything in Photos I'm familiar with.
Dec
20
comment How can I get Siri to shuffle all songs by Phish?
If I used a smart playlist to auto-add new content (I have a lot of Phish concerts, more all the time) this might be the best path forward. Edit: smart playlist FTW!
Dec
20
comment How can I get Siri to shuffle all songs by Phish?
No dice. It shuffles songs by "Phi" when I spell it out.
Dec
20
comment How can I get Siri to shuffle all songs by Phish?
@Tetsujin no dice. I've tried "p hish", "hish", "puh hish" -- all have amusing results, none of which are Phish. :)
Dec
14
comment Native open and save dialog boxes all have an unpopulated Favorites section?
I am also experiencing the missing Recent Items problem as reported here. Trying the service rebuild solution from that answer.
Dec
9
comment How do I use GCC on El Capitan?
Would generally advice against the alias. It can cause no end of trouble if you're trying to use Xcode or something that expects and standard Apple dev environment with clang as the gcc complier and you've got an alias like that.
Dec
3
comment Backing up External Drive without Time Machine
On Stack Exchange, we prefer that the relevant information behind links that answers questions be copied in to the answer body. This avoids linkrot.
Dec
3
comment Backing up External Drive without Time Machine
I have to admit your question is a bit unclear. You ask if Time Machine stores full backups or incremental backs and then say you're "interested in the latter" which would lead me to believe you want to know how to do incremental backups. But your "just a clone of the present" comment is at odds with "the latter" you said you're interested in.
Dec
2
comment How to create a Case Sensitive filesystem in 10.11.1?
OS X is definitely known to not run well on case-respecting partitions.
Dec
2
comment How to create a Case Sensitive filesystem in 10.11.1?
Note: You shouldn't make your primary partition case-respecting. There are a lot of things that'll break in OS X if you do this (apps referring to Foo but case-sensitive saving them and resolve to foo for example).
Nov
30
comment installing homebank with brew
What does brew doctor say?
Nov
30
comment Photos for OS X: How to generate album automatically at import
We have a strong preference for English on the Stack Exchange network. Please translate this answer. It's fine to leave both an English and German version of the answer in the body of your response. Thanks.
Nov
30
comment Where can I cancel my newsstand subscriptions?
@Ryan please disclose any affiliations when posting on Ask Different. Leaving this answer here for now since it does seem to answer the question being asked.
Nov
11
comment What is the best way to clone a disk between two Macs?
@MatthiasKleine yes, it's safe to execute this from recovery mode. It can take a long time to run if your disk is big.
Oct
27
comment Looking for the ultimate IDE for Mac
Update: vim with custom dotfiles now because I like having a consistent editor as I move from laptop to server machines.
Oct
15
comment Converting between a Mac file path to a Windows file path
You want this conversion done where? In the link embedded in the email depending on what platform you happen to be reading the email from? That might be a question for serverfault.com as it's going to be about your email client-server setup and less about your Mac setup.
Oct
13
comment Help! Mail using 25 GB on laptop
Please add more details: are you using POP or IMAP to access Gmail? Multiple accounts or one account? Where, specifically, is the space being used (what files on disk)? Attachments downloaded or just message bodies?
Oct
10
comment How to store SSH Credentials in Terminal
@AndrewMedico good point. I've removed the .bash_profile stuff and noted that OS X runs the agent for you.