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How to prevent “Look Up” functionality from showing link previews?

As you know Apple just updated the look up function and added previews of the link you highlighted. As a non-native I often use look up to see the meaning of a word. When the word appears as a link, ...
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iCloud Drive - Why am I running out of space, when my account shows 100_gb free?

I have expanded my iCloud drive storage to 200GB. Right now, I have 170GB free. I want to offload some large folders from my ailing laptop to iCloud. When I try to do that, I'm told there is not ...
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MS Remote Desktop on MacBook running Yosemite

I am running Yosemite 10.10.5 on my 13" MacBook (Early 2014) and I want to make remote connections to a Windows PC. When I go to the App Sotre and try to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app ...
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AppleScript “delay” command not working since switch to Yosemite

Note: The issue with delay was fixed in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Ever since I upgraded to Yosemite, Applescripts that use delays have stopped working. How can I fix this? Here's the world's simplest ...
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OneDrive not syncing on mac

I have OneDrive on my new computer and I have about 50gb to upload using the OneDrive client from the Mac App Store. It scans the files but always hangs after trying to upload a few kilobytes. Any ...
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AppleScript to read all notifications in the Notification Center OSX 10.10 Yosemite

It seems like the following AppleScript is no longer working in the latest version of the OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): on run tell application "System Events" tell process "...
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Why does OS X use swap memory when memory pressure remains low?

My system (Yosemite / 10.10) has been paging out to swap memory despite my memory pressure reading less than 50% over the last 7 days (tracked with iStat Menus). How is this possible? It would be one ...
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What is a “stuck” process?

Using the top command in Terminal, and ordering the list by state, I see a number of processes on Yosemite 10.10.1 whose state is stuck. I've looked through man ps and man top for an explanation, and ...
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Can I delete files or folders from /private/var/folders/?

I have this folder /private/var/folders/bf/ with 3GB of what seems temporary files. Can I delete this folder?
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How can I update my (super old) Mac OS when the App Store shows no available updates?

I am pretty computer-dumb. I am still operating on Mac OS X 10.10.5 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012 with Yosemite) and have started to lose functionality - some websites don't open, softwares don't ...
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VMWare Fusion: Could not open /dev/vmmon error

After updating to Yosemite the only trouble I have is that VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.5 if that helps) fails to start showing following error: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file ...
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Natural Scroll Direction: On with trackpad, Off with mouse

I already tried this: Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite But it didn't work. What I need is when I use the internal macBook Pro trackpad, natural scroll direction is ...
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How to uninstall Corel Painter Internal Audio Driver in OS X Yosemite

I had installed Corel Painter 2016 on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with its .pkg installer. I removed installed files from /Applications/ by dragging them to the Trash. Today I noticed that there is an ...
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What is the “Verifying XXX.app” dialog and how do I get passed it?

I'm trying to open a new app that I downloaded on OS X Yosemite 10.10. Specifically, it is Android Studio.app version 0.8.13. When I open it, I see the following dialog "Verifying Android Studio....
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Format a SSD from Mac OS Extended to NTFS

I have a SSD formated in Mac OS Extended, and I want to format it to NTFS because I will use it on Windows. To do it, I installed Paragon. I rebooted my MacBook. I checked if the driver was actived, ...
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How do I enable Personal Hotspot in the OS X WiFi menu?

I have two Macs: my work MacBook Pro (retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and my personal MacBook Air (13-inch, bought July 2013). Both are running OS X 10.10.3. When I click on the WiFi menu on my Pro, I see "...
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closing all notification alerts at once [duplicate]

The difference between alerts and banners is that alerts require user input to disappear, whereas banners go away on their own. Is there a way to close all notification alerts at once? In the ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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Calendar notifcation not disappearing

What is this "1" alerting me to? There does not appear to be anything in any of my Calendars that is requiring my attention. How can I get rid of this? I'm using a clean installation of Yosemite.
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How To Make files in `/usr/local` Writable For Homebrew?

I've been trying to get homebrew working nicely, but it appears everything inside /usr/local isn't writable, and everything falls over. It keeps telling me to recursively chown /usr/local, and I ...
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having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password

having trouble with macbook pro 2012 graphics problem it flickers when starting after the os loading os and also after putting my password. after login in it cant display videos and also display ...
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In activity monitor what time frame is the data sent / received data from?

In the network tab in activity monitor there is a read out of data usage showing sent and received in GB. What this dosnt tell you is over what time period this is, is it from a day, a week and month ?...
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How can I make a Dynamic wallpaper (like the ones in macOS Catalina) in OS X Yosemite

I am running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) and I want to make a dynamic wallpaper (or use the one from macos mojave), is there an extension or something that allows me to do this sort of thing
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fsck - btree rebuild disabled in single user mode

I am running Mac OS X Yosemite and on attempting to run fsck in single user mode, I get the following error btree rebuild requested but writing disabled in single user mode How can I run fsck within ...
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How to type backslash and pipe? (Czech layout, USB keyboard)

I use an USB keyboard with my Macbook Pro - no choice here, some of the keys of internal keyboard are damaged. The Keyboard is from Genius, type LuxeMate i200. I use Czech QWERTY layout. Everything ...
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Changed user password by providing new password as hash not syncing to filevault 2

I have been using defaults write "path/to/username.plist" shadowhashdata '(really long hash info)' to administer a local support account on our Mac's but I have found, and it may be since updating ...
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Turning Off Notifications While Presenting [duplicate]

On Yosemite how can I turn off notifications on Yosemite while presenting or showing the screen to someone? I know I can set the do not disturb for a time period but I was wondering if there is just ...
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How do I sort albums alphabetically in Photos.app?

I would like to know if I can alphabetically sort albums in Photos.app. The iPhoto method for doing this did not work.
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OSx doesn't want to activate my Bluetooth dongle

I recently bought an external bluetooth dongle to add BTLE support to my Macbook Pro 2011. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2. I've read different blogs and posts here, indicating how to enable the ...
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Mouse hover doesn't work when Microsoft mouse is connected

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop for one and a half years now and had no problems with it. A couple of days ago I noticed weird behaviour with the mouse. The same behaviour was with ...
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Why is the accountsd process eating so much CPU?

Why are the accountsd and securityd processes using so much CPU on OS X 10.10.3? I am on a Early 2011 Macbook Pro. What are these processes for? Is it safe to kill them? The machine has only been up ...
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Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine ...
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Home folder has 'everyone' Read-Only permissions

I just realized that my home folder (/HD/Users/Bob) has Everyone 'ReadOnly' permissions set at its root level. If I browse this folder from another account, I can view the folders, but I'm not ...
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How to show command of a process in activity monitor?

I want to see the exact commands of some processes in activity monitor, as most linux process monitor can do. Is it possible with activity monitor?
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Uptime since boot excluding sleep for osx yosemite?

How can a I get the total uptime since boot (excluding the sleep time)? I can use the uptime command which shows how long since the last boot, but this does not differentiate between active use and ...
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How do I install Mac App Store apps on OS X Yosemite in 2020

I'm trying to install a bunch of apps from the mac app store (macOS 10.10, 24" Early 2008 iMac), but when i press get, it says that its incompatible, is there any way that i can install them (i.e. ...
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Shell not finding commands after I changed my .bash_profile file

I was following a tutorial trying to install Laravel (5.0). The tutorial showed to add export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin/laravel" to the .bash_profile document. Since then, I am not able to execute ...
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How to disable accidental trackpad input in Yosemite?

The solution to this problem in previous versions of OS X was a checkbox in the trackpad preferences that said "ignore accidental trackpad input." That option is no longer there in Yosemite. Is it ...
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OSX Yosemite - Mission Control stopped working

Not sure how long this has been happening, but I just noticed it AFTER Yosemite update. Mission control just does not work: using hot corners, keyboard shortcut, or even double clicking Mission ...
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Not getting verification codes on iMac running macOS 10.10 [duplicate]

I recently fixed an old mac (early 2009), and updated it to macos 10.10 (Yosemite). When i logged in with my apple id it sent a verification code to my iPad and it worked fine, but when signing in to ...
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How do I move my System files to another drive without reformatting the destination?

I have a 128G SSD for my main drive and it is nearly full, I'd like to move the OS (Yosemite) and all my data to my second drive, a 1TB hybrid drive which is installed in the DVD drive bay. How do I ...
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Setup Assistant Runs on Every Restart

Every time I restart my computer it runs setup assistant and forgets certain settings. This has been happening for years (through a migration from a 2011 Mac Mini to a 2015 Macbook Pro) but now I'm ...
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Close Window without confirmation?

Is there a way I can close a window of Grab.app without confirming if I'd like to save the screenshot first? I'd like to keep the app running in taskbar. MacOS 10.10.5
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Blank dock, command+tab menu icon for application - RubyMine 7.0

I'm having a problem with the application icon for Jetbrains' RubyMine 7.0 not showing up in the dock. This used to work just fine before I cloned/renamed the user accounts on my Mac, running ...
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Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite

I prefer "natural" scroll direction when using my MBAir trackpad, but "unnatural" when using the mouse. I frequently switch back and forth depending on where I'm working, so I've been using a bit of ...
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How can I upgrade to any macOS version that is no longer available in the Apple app store?

I am using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) that is running macOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I avoided upgrading to macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) when it was first released because of all of the stability issues surrounding ...
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Discoveryd & LaunchServicesd Huge Memory Consumption

I have been troubleshooting why my Mac Mini is running slow and stumbled upon this: The memory usage is in the GB! On my MacBook the two processes take under 10 MB together. Why are these procs ...
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Export MOV to MP4 with Quicktime on Yosemite

I have a screen capture of my computer screen using QuickTime's Screen Recording feature, but that saves it to an MOV format. I'd like to export it to MP4. Is that possible without installing anything ...
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MAC Catalina Upgrade error The disk doesn't use the GUID partition

I have this problem when I want to upgrade my MACOS from Yosemit to Catalina My pc specs are as fallow: When i'm going to volume I can't select anything And if I go to erase, the same problem ...
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How do I get the actual ip address of a printer in OSX Yosemite

I need to know the ip address of my printer from OSX to be able to configure it in my daughters Windows laptop. I tried the solution suggested in How do you get a printer's IP in lion? but I only ...

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