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Apr
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accepted What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Apr
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comment How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
I don't know, if I knew how to do it, I wouldn't need to ask! But I was hoping for something more like, an option in system preferences for disabling syncing, which an expert here would know is linked to Ubiquity under the hood. I'd like to avoid anything hacky like deleting system files if at all possible, for the reasons you describe!
Apr
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comment How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
As for the switch off - that's just incidental background to this question, I don't yet have enough info to ask a good question about it. No log files show it. The only log files with modified times close to when it occurred last are the ones mentioned: Ubiquity, with some innocent-looking but unexplained stuff about mmcs_engine_create, and TALagent (if you're curious about that one, the log is here, but it also seems to be perfectly innocent). It happens between one and six times a month, no obvious pattern, can't yet replicate it.
Apr
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comment How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
My intended answer would be something that completely disables Ubiquity. The user can't sign out because they're not signed in, yet the process is still running, so being signed out of iCloud clearly doesn't disable Ubiquity.
Apr
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Apr
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comment What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Browsing this thread which has an example of a TALagent log, it looks like my log is simply reporting on itself (hence no bundle ID, which normally look like com.apple.Safari). I think the above means it booted up (for reasons unknown), routinely checked the encryption key, did nothing for 15 units of time (seconds? minutes?), then shut itself down routinely. I think...
Apr
14
asked How to completely disable Ubiquity (iCloud syncing?) in Mavericks or above?
Apr
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comment What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
Thanks, but I'm still having trouble understanding the message. It looks like something that monitors "the progress of an app from its launch through its termination" booted up, observed something running as server, then observed something changing from 1 to 0 (shutting down?), then closed. Any idea how I could go about finding out what app was having its life cycle monitored? I'm struggling to find any clear docs on TALagent
Apr
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asked What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?
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Apr
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accepted Photoshop file “could not save…” “…because write access was not granted”
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asked How to specify non-breaking space on Mac Excel - Mac version of char(160)
Mar
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comment TextEdit turned HTML file into RTF while open - how to undo?
So it would have been auto-save that deleted the HTML file? :-/ that'sa very aggressive autosave
Mar
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answered Photoshop file “could not save…” “…because write access was not granted”
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accepted Why are these date-stamped docs sorted by name length, not numerical order?