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Day job: IT support to CENTRIM and Brighton Business School – four days per week at Freeman Centre on University of Sussex campus, one day at Mithras House on University of Brighton campus.


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Sep
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comment Unable to Resize Partitions
Worth noting, if a user intends to shrink an LV then add an LV: apple.stackexchange.com/a/146296/8546 shows OS X 10.9.5 apparently failing to add an LV to an LVF. That type of addition was reportedly possible in February 2013 (before Mavericks) so there may be a regression.
Sep
24
revised Can I have both a case-insensitive system volume and a case-sensitive volume within an encrypted CoreStorage volume?
Including commentary and more
Sep
22
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comment How can I remove the launchpad?
Complementary to this answer: apple.stackexchange.com/a/146332/8546 – please note that removing Launchpad.app from OS X 10.9.5 does not remove Launchpad functionality.
Sep
21
answered Remove launchpad
Sep
21
comment How can I remove the launchpad?
As you don't use the app, please: why is its existence a concern? The app uses less than 1.5 MB space.
Sep
21
comment How can I rename a Logical Volume Group?
With pre-release 14A361c, a rename of an LVG succeeds without an unmount of its LV.
Sep
21
revised How can I rename a Logical Volume Group?
LVG not LVM; and careful to not confuse LVs with LVGs
Sep
21
answered Can I have both a case-insensitive system volume and a case-sensitive volume within an encrypted CoreStorage volume?
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comment Can't bind cmd+\ to “Move focus to next window”, but I can bind it to other actions… why?
Not a true answer, but might KeyCue help? Does using the other Command key have the same effect? If you key Command then use Character Viewer to click the on-screen \ key, does that allow the Command-\ shortcut to used where required?
Aug
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comment Can I downgrade to Mavericks after installing Yosemite?
Some readers may be unaware that OS X Internet Recovery is impossible with some Macs. For my MacBookPro5,2 to regain Mountain Lion (my preference after wiping Yosemite) it was necessary to begin with an Apple DVD for Snow Leopard.
Aug
2
comment Can I downgrade to Mavericks after installing Yosemite?
+1 and I'll emphasise this part of Apple's answer: copy any new or changed files. It's as simple, as limited as that; copy stuff. Then a person might try to reuse that stuff, and might get lucky with some of that stuff, but I can't call that a downgrade.
Aug
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answered Can I downgrade to Mavericks after installing Yosemite?
Aug
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comment OS X Mountain Lion - Kernel Panic and Restart after Sleep
Use an nvram(8) command to add the following boot-arg (boot argument). Then restart the Mac. With this in NVRAM, the next .panic file will be more understandable and informative: keepsyms=y