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comment how to put the right binary (say, gcc) on the path
Thanks for answering! Let's put a hold on this so that others don't try to answer. Flag this for reopening if an edit to the question doesn't result in a re-open.
9h
comment Math type writing equation numbers
Please edit this to show some research. Specify your OS level and version (mac, windows, iOS, other...) Link to the specific software package you are using / version if possible. If you can find something from that software's manual or online guide - link to it as well. If we know precisely what you don't get - we can help you the best. Help us help you by editing this so we can reopen it or get it to the correct site.
15h
comment What ports need to be opened to use the L2TP VPN server on Mountain Lion Server?
Welcome to the site. Be sure to completely answer the question in your answer. low quality submissions get down voted and deleted.
18h
comment How do I update the FileVault 2 recovery key stored in iCloud?
This is a great question. I'll page the guy I know that knows more about file vault than anyone I'm aware of. I'd love an answer on how to verify that the recovery key will work and/or how to extract it so you could decrypt your drive even if the internet were down or iCloud was out of service for an extended period of time (both can and will happen).
18h
comment Use Home as Desktop directory in Yosemite
@Tetsujin Normally, I'm one to bang the "one question per question" hammer with great enthusiasm - but I've edited this to really be a constraint on any solutions. A question on "why did Apple choose these permissions" isn't what we really want on the site. A question that's "I want to do this and also worry about if Apple's choice of XYZ permissions will mess up potential solutions" is super awesome and I really want more of them. People learn a lot and OP gets a perfect solution. Thoughts on my edit?
18h
comment Use Home as Desktop directory in Yosemite
@sindhus It's just the design idiom. In older OS, there were some performance issues with having too many files visible on the desktop so minimizing the count there was a performance enhancement. Now that daemons are summoned to render previews and not block the main thread, it's not such a big deal. It's never a big deal when the user doesn't have 500+ files visible in that folder.
18h
comment Use Home as Desktop directory in Yosemite
I love unix and hard links and soft links and what you can do with them under the hood. Nice one Daniel
1d
comment unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font
OK - I've already upvoted this and now have edited the details in the post. Seems odd you don't get any message. Is there anything in the console app at the time when you click the font file? Select Show Log List in the header and then All Messages on the left under the Show/Hide icon.
1d
comment How do I search for recipients in Apple Mail?
@CommaToast Bummer - I was afraid recipient wouldn't work, but suggested it in case it did. Does widening the search work?
1d
comment I need help with my Iphone
Could you edit this to explain what "I have LTE" means. That normally means you have data without wifi but the next few words contradict that meaning. Also, please change "what do I do" to be something more concrete. For example, someone could say you should breathe and it wouldn't be incorrect. Have a look at the help section on showing your research in asking a good question if it's not clear how to get the hold lifted. - apple.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask
1d
comment Why can I open an app from Contents/MacOS/app but not by clicking the icon?
Sounds like gatekeeper and or a tampered app that is normally paid - is this app signed / from an App store / something you made or modified?
1d
comment Deleting contacts from mac contacts application with no Phone number
Smart Groups are awesome. In Mail, Finder, Contacts - the utility is fantastic for this sort of maintenance.
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comment OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Mail keep quitting unexpectedly. This started happening after the last update
Could you edit this to explain what you want as an end goal. Do you want troubleshooting info or advice how to delete that mail and set it up again? Do you want to know how to troubleshoot app crashes as opposed to just getting mail to work? What is the end goal so anyone hoping to answer knows what you want to accomplish?
1d
comment Does the 2015 Retina MacBook have firmware target disk mode?
I know I saw Apple publishing those words, but didn't save a link / have the right archive/cache mojo. Thanks for digging that up! I was confused as well with that "USB-C Charge Cable" doesn't support TDM - so we'll probably have to dig up the super speed specifications.
1d
comment iCloud Calendar problems on iPhone
What does "doesn't register" mean?
1d
comment iTunes won't let me create a smart playlist
What version of iTunes? Is it on iOS or OS X or Windows? (please use the edit buttons to fix the question rather than replying in comments.
2d
comment Location service not working as expected in iOS 8.3
@BrucePerkin If you want to ask a more detailed question explaining the external GPS requirement - that might help lots of people. It's not clear if Rahul is using anything other than the native location ability of the iPad Mini.
2d
comment How do I remove a stuck Mini CD from the SuperDrive on a Macbook Pro?
I've seen many cases where people bring in computers for support with several cards in stuck with the drive. I'd caution anyone putting things in to lever out stuck drives. Often something substantial enough to help won't fit or isn't long enough to matter.
Apr
14
comment How to mitigate CVE-2015-1130 (Hidden Backdoor with Root) due to lack of Apple support?
Be nice please - calling names and or grouping everyone as an "Apple Fan Boi" (whatever that means) makes you look either hot headed or immature or a troll. I'm pretty convinced you're at worst peeved at Apple. If this isn't clear, please ask for guidance on Ask Different Meta and refresh yourself with the rules of the site at help center.
Apr
14
comment How to mitigate CVE-2015-1130 (Hidden Backdoor with Root) due to lack of Apple support?
As comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat since there are reasonable points made worth hosting in chat.