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6h
comment ETA for WorkGroup Manager 10.10
I think Alistair has seen the same "writing on the wall" as many professional Mac admins. The old workgroup tools and MCX extensions are being shown the door and are unlikely to make a recovery.
9h
comment Disable iPhoto auto launch when connecting an iPhone in Yosemite
I'll post this in the chat room in case anyone else wants to vote to re-open it. I stand by my interpretation that your question as posted (ignoring all comments) is a duplicate of the linked question. Perhaps getting more eyes on it will help decide if it's really a dupe or not.
14h
comment Disable iPhoto auto launch when connecting an iPhone in Yosemite
Just edit the question to explain how the answers on previous OS don't work for you explicitly and it will be entered into a queue for re-opening. Clearly iPhones connecting to computers causes iPhoto to launch and OS reinstalls clear some settings (like bluetooth being ON on iOS updates).
17h
comment Forgot old Icloud password
@valentina Your best bet is to work with the provider of that email to regain access. Even if it's a work account, you might get them to re-enable it and forward to you the one reset password email you need to receive from that address.
2d
comment Airdropped .avi between OSX 10.10 and iOS 8 not found
Did you accept the transfer on the iOS device by tapping?
Oct
17
comment Problem with OSX Yosemite
Each of these issues is likely caused by different situations. Could you ask follow on questions about the UI and Dock as stand alone (or at least combined) so that each question can get good and narrow answers? Editing the post will put it in queue to get reopened..
Oct
17
comment Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?
@Akaedintov The installation and upgrade instructions vary depending on from where you received the beta version / GM candidate?
Oct
17
comment Would the new mac mini be an upgrade?
Upgrade for what tasks? What tasks are you looking to run? What's the limitation of your old iMac that is the worst for you? What's the best thing the iMac does for you currently?
Oct
16
comment Create multiple jobs in same terminal
Screen or tmux is clearly the best way to go here...
Oct
15
comment Modify “open with” list for file type (not for duplicate removal)
The terse answer is you modify the entitlements for each and every app you want removed so that the system indexing no longer associates that app with the specific file type in question. Do you want to specify a specific version of a program and ask how to modify it?
Oct
15
comment Why does “Open With” display so many instances of an app?
And, as always - ask a question on Ask Different Meta if you aren't sure why something was moderated or want to have a different outcome than the current situation. More eyes on the thread often helps everyone - me included. Thanks for the feedback.
Oct
15
comment Why does “Open With” display so many instances of an app?
We close questions all the time when they restate the problem and point to one place for all the answers. Had your question not been a good and clear rephrase of the issue, I would have deleted it entirely after linking it. Feel free to edit it or ask on meta if you can help us point to a better canonical answer to how to correct launch services. It's something that has been around for a long time and I don't see it changing anytime soon.
Oct
15
comment Can't re-install homebrew
What does the command which brew output on your Mac after you run the cleanup command of "rm -rf /usr/local/Cellar /usr/local/.git && brew cleanup"?
Oct
15
comment Ho To Disable ssl3 in OSX Server (for mail and Web hosting)
Which version of OS X server app? Since the "poodle" vulnerability is a problem where data is leaked on the client side, what specific client are you looking to secure? Web clients running on a machine with server.app configured, etc...
Oct
15
comment Why does “Open With” display so many instances of an app?
See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/10523/…
Oct
14
comment how to reset security question
Also see apple.stackexchange.com/questions/82107/…
Oct
9
comment How To Stop Sticky Notes From Flickering?
Which computer OS are you using? What hardware is running the notes app?
Oct
9
comment Will removing Clash of Clans on my iPad delete my progress on my iPhone
When you say both on same account - how precisely do you have things set up on each device? COC can be complicated since it doesn't actually use Game Center to store the villages and progress.
Oct
9
comment RE: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4-Still need help
Nothing in /var/log/install.log ? - that would be an unusual case.
Oct
9
comment RE: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4-Still need help
Sara - Thanks for posting this. Could you elaborate on what patch you are trying to install - exactly what URL or what version of bash do you expect to end up with? (Just hit the edit button and refine the problem if my initial assumptions were not correct)