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Apr
23
asked How Do I Resume an Up Next Playlist?
Apr
16
comment FileVault 2 encrypted disks with my home directory on a different drive
Old issue I know, but for anyone else interested I just wanted to say; why would you want it to unlock automatically without a password being entered? Personally I prefer the way this "bug" operates, as it means that my admin account (the only one in my case) must sign in before the other users can be accessed, so even if those users have relatively weak passwords, it's more secure.
Apr
16
comment Setup launchd task to run when USB device is connected
Didn't come up in my search, so thanks for the link! Sounds like launchd won't do for shell scripting (since a shell script can't call the necessary API once it launches), but I may have found a workaround that will create a file in a known location, so I can instead watch for that; not pretty, but it'll do! Not sure what to do about this issue though, as the duplicate is on a different site?
Apr
15
asked Setup launchd task to run when USB device is connected
Apr
2
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Mar
28
comment Unable to re-enable Spotlight on Volume
Unfortunately there's no never index file, and mdutil -E gives the same results as mdutil -i off; it just tells me that indexing and searching is disabled and does nothing.
Mar
28
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Mar
27
comment Unable to re-enable Spotlight on Volume
I'm not sure this is true; I've never had Time Machine prevent manipulation of the volume, only the contents of Backups.backupdb (you need to use the special bypass tool to do anything, and pretty much shouldn't, ever). You can still add and remove stuff to the volume's root if you want to. Also, Spotlight doesn't implement hard-links; although it's true HFS uses a hidden file trick to do it, it's a filesystem feature.
Mar
27
asked Unable to re-enable Spotlight on Volume
Mar
18
comment Preventing Icon Previews on Network Volumes
Unfortunately that doesn't appear to be true anymore; Mavericks made SMB2 the default (where available) and it seems to handle icon previews just fine (actually it handles a lot of things, including file labels and other stuff I expected not to work). So both good and bad in this case =)
Mar
15
asked Preventing Icon Previews on Network Volumes
Mar
4
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Mar
3
comment Fixing Smart Mailboxes
This answer seems semi-correct; it does appear to have been a permissions issue, but not on a Mail specific file. Instead the issue appears to have been with either my user folder, or my ~/Library folder. When I restored the user account I didn't restore everything, so I re-created the user folder and library folder manually, so I could avoid restoring large files I wanted to handle later. The permissions appeared correct but there must have been something wrong. Quite why this broke Mail I can't begin to imagine though.
Feb
21
comment Fixing Smart Mailboxes
I've tried that as well, but they don't seem to be working at all. I seem to have run out of things I can delete and recreate at this point! I've even tried recreating my Spotlight index, though I'm not sure if Mail uses this for its smart mailbox searches or not.
Feb
21
asked Fixing Smart Mailboxes
Feb
16
comment How to Determine What's Using Filling GPU's Video Memory?
Should help at least, but does that mean that tracking app video memory usage is impossible, or are just no tools for it specifically?
Feb
16
comment How to Determine What's Using Filling GPU's Video Memory?
Thanks for the reminder but it's not the main memory I'm interested in, but the chunk of RAM that's assigned to the integrated GPU. OS X has set 1.5gb for my HD4600 GPU, and if that's full then that's 1.5gb lost from main memory, and wasted if the GPU isn't actually doing anything important.
Feb
15
asked How to Determine What's Using Filling GPU's Video Memory?
Feb
11
accepted Restoring User Folders to Different Volume
Feb
11
comment Caching HDD Files on an SSD
Is such a thing even possible with a Fusion Drive? Creating seems to always involve erasing the entire volume.