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Questions tagged [yosemite]

OS X 10.10 Yosemite​

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Need Help Fixing Partitioning after Deleting Core Storage Booter and Windows

I know there is a plenty on the Internet, but I am afraid to touch it since the data on my partition is valuable for me now. My situation: I have MacBook Air with OS Yosemite 2011 11" (128G). I ...
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system sounds coming from thunderbolt display, all else through headphones

I've got my headphones connected, and I've checked system preferences to make sure they are the audio output device. Most sound comes out through the headphones, like Spotify and YouTube. But, ...
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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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Cracking hashes for MacOS passwords

I've followed practically all the tutorials on cracking hashes for a macOS password, but I've come up empty handed. I've ultimately come up with this hash: Admin:$ml$28169$...
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What is analogous to the Windows registry in Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac and was wondering where application/OS settings are saved.
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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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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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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How do you stop wtmp from erasing?

I track user login times on a couple of shared computers running OSX 10.10.5 using the last command in terminal. It seems after updating from 10.9 the wtmp file gets frequently deleted and only show a ...
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Remove my full name from startup screen

Whenever I open the computer the login screen shows up with my account picture and full name. Is there any way to remove it or replace it with the account name or something like that?
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How to monitor and control thermal CPU throttling in OS X?

I recently came across the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility for Windows. I tried it under Bootcamp Windows and it was very interesting to learn in what situations my MacBook Pro's (mid2012) CPU is doing ...
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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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iMac; OS X Yosemite; App switcher continues to come up without pressing <cmd>-<tab>

I am having an issue with an older iMac. The app switcher will come up and then rapidly switch between either two or all icons without pressing -. It seems as if moving the mouse is causing the ...
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Ubuntu HUD in Mac OS

Is there and app or something that gives Yosemite the functionality that Ubuntu HUD has - search menu for items? I am switching to Mac from Ubuntu. Even thou I was on Ubuntu Linux for only a few ...
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Is there an (automated) test suite to find bugs for OSX?

Apple introduced a nasty issue with OSX 10.10.3 (see also questions here and here). Some Macs with an Intel HD 4000 have random kernel panics and sometimes graphics glitches. However, the problem is ...
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Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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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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File Copy Error

I copied files from one location to another using the following command. cp -pr /path/to/source /path/to/destination During execution, I saw the following error message on some files being copied ...
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Disable Device Enollment Notification Window

I desire to disable the "Device Enrollment" notification window for OS X machines that are enrolled in DEP (Apple's Device Enrollment Program). The machines are running 10.11, though the process ...
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OSX Yosemite Can't disable four-finger swipe

Intro I want to set a custom gesture for the four finger swipe left/right, but I noticed that four finger swipe was switching between spaces. I went in to system preferences->Trackpad and changed "...
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Why does my magic mouse lose the connection when I lift and place down again on surface?

I have a magic mouse with 100% battery level indicator and am recently finding (since I changed the batteries) that when I raise the mouse off the surface and move to get more room for a motion and ...
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What is “usernoted” and why is it eating my CPU?

For the past couple of weeks, a process identified as usernoted appeared to "take over" my machine after a few hours of use, eating over 99% of available CPU. Force quitting the process doesn't help; ...
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Two Factor Authentication on 10.10.5 Yosemite

I cannot find where to get my two factor authentication verification code from in settings on the Mac, neither is there any input field for me to type in the code. What do I do?
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Can I run Yosemite after I install the Mojave firmware updates?

I'm very hesitantly getting ready to "upgrade" from Yosemite to Mojave because I worry that it will break things I still need. So to give it a try I've decided to install Mojave on an external drive ...
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Migration Assistant not recognizing ethernet

I am currently migrating from a MacBookPro to a desktop. The desktop is running Sierra and the MacBookPro is running Yosemite. The desktop is a late 2013 (I think) and the MacBookPro I'm not sure. (I ...
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Apple Mail Mailboxes missing

Apple Mail crashed and I rebuilt the database. It now works but my mailboxes are missing. How can missing mailboxes be restored?
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Finder seems to be broken, Desktop files missing

I have an old imac mid 2010 with upgraded ram and ssd that works really well. I mostly use it for coding and I did not updated / installed any new apps lately. Since 24hours ago: finder seems to be ...
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How to disable PDF editing in Preview app?

I am running OS X 10.10, Yosemite, and there is one feature which really annoys me. I know it must be useful for a lot of people but it's just not for me. When I open a PDF document and, by habit, I ...
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How to prevent table moving to the next page in Pages?

I'm using OS X Yosemite and in Pages table jumps to the next page (and leaving text on the first page) when it gets too big, how can I stop it?
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Green text “Profile” appears on login? (OSX Yosemite)

Whenever I login to my machine some green text appears in the top left saying "Profile". It has done this since OSX Mavericks too. Here's a screenshot:
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How to restart Bluetooth service from command line

On Linux, if one wishes to restart the Bluetooth service, they simply launch a terminal and issue the following command: sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart What is the equivalent on Mac OS X? I ...
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Is there a way to disable/hide the new Photos App in Yosemite?

I prefer iPhoto over the new Photos app in Yosemite. It also annoys me, because every time I connect a new device to my Mac, I have to disable "Open Photos App when connected to this device" for that ...
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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 can I change banner notification time on a MacBook with OS X 10.10.5?

How can I go about changing the time that a banner notification stays on the screen before disappearing? I did some research and tried the suggestion found here, but am having no success on my ...
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Text substitution does not work with Slack on Yosemite

I have a text substitution setup within the System Preferences. This works most places within OS X as far as I can tell, but it does not work in Slack. (Their native app for OS X version 1.1.4 - 2814) ...
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How to limit the bandwidth on a per-application (or per-process) basis in OS X Yosemite?

Whenever I use Homebrew or Apple Store to download a large application, it sucks all my available bandwidth and I am then unable to browse the web. How can limit the bandwidth per-application or per-...
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I can't run Eclipse on Macbook on Yosemite: “Version 1.6.0_65 of the JVM is not suitable for this product.” and I have Java 1.8 (shows in settings)

I can't run Eclipse on Macbook on Yosemite: "Version 1.6.0_65 of the JVM is not suitable for this product." and I have Java 1.8. When I open settings I can see that version of Java is 1.8
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Unable to delete file from Downloads folder

I have a file (4alJRTP_.gif.part) in my downloads folder that won't seem to delete. Every time I drag it to the trash, nothing shows up in the trash and the file icon remains in the downloads folder....
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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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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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

One of the things I always backup when re-formatting a Mac are the digital signatures I have saved in Preview. For this, my go-to reference used to be here: Can I export my signature from Preview on ...
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OS X 10.10 Copy / Paste Source file count does not match destination file count

I have folderA and want to make a copy of all the contents within into FolderB. I select all the contents inside of FolderA then selected copy and went to FolderB and pasted it. When it is done, ...
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How would I identify what's causing my Mac to permanently hang on shutdown?

Whenever I try to shutdown or reboot my Mac (Macbook Pro 15" Retina late 2013, OS X 10.11.3) it closes all programs like normal and then it goes into that black screen with the progress bar. When it ...
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MacOS 10.10 on 4 GB memory bloat: which launch daemons/agents/services can I disable? And how to discover the names of the culprits?

I recently did a Yosemite (10.10) clean install on my 4 GB 2010 MBP, but it now has so much memory bloat due to unnecessary launch daemons/agents /services that it causes frequent beachballing; ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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OS X installer corrupt

I have recently done a clean reinstall of OS X to fix my corrupted drive and everything is fine running Mavericks. However, I have been trying to upgrade to Yosemite, first by downloading from App ...
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 13" I5 - Wifi Works Only During Disk Selection But Not Anywhere

I own a MacBook Pro Early 2011 13" i5 2.3 GHz model Lately as my MacBook was shutting down randomly I fiddled with it a lot and finally I messed with its Wifi.(I do not remember how I did it as I was ...
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OS X Yosemite multiple desktops with different files

Is there a way to have a second desktop which you can put individual folders and files on it, so that the first desktop is clear without any files?
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Dictionary styling (background color)

[OS 10.10.5] I want the content background of the Dictionary app to be black. I know this can be done by editing the DefaultStyle.css file of each dictionary, but the background color is still bright ...
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Will Apple's apps be automatically updated when the OS is upgraded? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro from mid-2014 running on Yosemite. If I update the macOS, will the Apple apps (iTunes, Pages, Numbers, etc.) be automatically updated? I have also been wondering whether it ...