Questions tagged [yosemite]

OS X 10.10 Yosemite​

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Saved files not showing immediately on Desktop

Often, I like to save files (screenshots, text files, etc) temporarily to the Desktop. This was no problem with previous versions of OS X, but since updating to Yosemite, I have to relaunch the ...
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this existed, ...
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Ogg Vorbis/FLAC Support for OS X 10.10

I used to playback Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files (in iTunes) with this QuickTime plugin: https://www.xiph.org/quicktime/ But this no longer seems to work in OS X 10.10 (probably also in 10.9, I don't ...
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How to fix delay between wakeup and password entry

When booting up my computer, or even just awakening it from a long sleep, it takes a while for me to be able to enter my password. The box is there, but I can't move my mouse or type into the box. My ...
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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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How to fix the error: “AppleSpell” tried to hijack endpoint “it (Apple)_OpenStep” from owner?

I have 3 macs that all produce this error repeatedly in the console, and I cant figure out the root cause of it. It leads to various system stalls and memory issues. (Currently troubleshooting on ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with system-...
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Safari 8.0.2 is adding www to certain domains - how can I disable this?

When I type or paste a domain into the Safari URL bar that starts with http://local it always adds www. I'm a web developer and have setup dozens of sites with the local. prefix but now can't test ...
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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Turn on Do Not Disturb mode on all devices from one device

Has anyone found a way to turn on Do Not Disturb mode for every device from one. Often times when I'm trying to work and people won't shut up I turn on DND mode on my MBP but then my iPhone will ...
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Paste only email address without name

In the Mac Mail app, copying an email address of someone in your address book (e.g. from the header of some message) and pasting it elsewhere (e.g. in Text Edit) will result in "first_name last_name &...
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Why do app windows not extend to bottom of screen?

I run OS X 10.10.3 and occasionally notice (must've been there forever, it's not very obtrusive, but occasionally annoying) that windows which are maximized but not in full screen leave some space at ...
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Writing to routing socket: not in table, Why?

▶ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default 192.168.100.1 UGScI 15 0 en0 10.9.4/...
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Options for signing kernel extensions for loading under Yosemite without apple-issued certificate?

Has anyone tried to use codesign to self-sign a previously-unsigned kext for personal use under Yosemite (10.10)? Self-signing is discussed in this apple technote, but not for kernel extensions ...
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Voice command to output “\ref{}” in Dragon Dictate 4

I want to define a voice command that outputs "\ref{}" in Dragon Dictate 4. When I define the following voice command: the output is: [blank line] ef{} Basically \r is interpreted as a carriage ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...
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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 "Notification Center" ...
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Can you disable Today's Date in the Today View in Yosemite Notification Center?

While it's possible to remove the Today Summary from the view you cannot remove the date. It's superfluous while using a calendar app such as Fantastical. Any way to tweak this? Thanks.
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How do I change HTML5 video playback speed (e.g., 1.5x, 2x) in Safari for Yosemite?

I use ClickToFlash to switch most videos from Flash to HTML5 (QuickTime) versions in Safari. HTML5 allows for variable speed playback, but not in the quicktime plugin for safari so far as I can tell....
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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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Super quiet audio recording in Quicktime 10.4 using Soundflower-2 on Yosemite

Now that the Soundflowerbed app is retired, I haven't been able to record my Mac's system audio :( Following the instructions from mattingalls' Soundflower-2 installation guide, (https://github.com/...
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Transparent/ invisible window (bug/issue and not visual effect)

Windows would go transparent, as in the attached screenshot, at random. This has been happening for months. Finder is the most frequent window that would go transparent, second is safari. But ...
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Slow login and Terminal loading time in Yosemite, possibly related to open directory

I have a problem with slow login times in Yosemite. Logging in is speedy after booting, but after a while (a few days usually) it slows down and can take 20-30 seconds. The time to load a new ...
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MacBook Pro web browser windows cropped after resuming from sleep bug

I've been seeing this bug most recently in Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). It was in prior versions but I wasn't keeping track. When I resume from sleep my browser windows are cropped in both Firefox and ...
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Get rid of the “Instruments wants permission to analyze” prompt, from command line, in Yosemite

In our jenkins build automation environment we have several OSX nodes, now all updated to Yosemite, where we run ios simulator tests. The problem is that on any newly introduced node simulator tests ...
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Safari anchor download

On the site I'm working on we have some download links for images. We tested on an older macbook running safari 5 and that worked perfectly. However when we updated the OS, safari went to version 8 ...
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High windowServer CPU usage on Yosemite

Since upgrading from Mountain-Lion to Yosemite, my MacBookPro5,5 (13", 2.26GHz C2D, GeForce 9400m) is (almost always) showing bad performance while working with native windows like Finder, System ...
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Set file metadata attribute values

I'm trying to set the values of some file metadata attributes in OS X Yosemite - kMDItemDateAdded and kMDItemLastUsedDate - the values of which can be shown using mdls <filename>. I'm trying to ...
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iMessage notifications after wake Yosemite

Is there a way to not get old iMessages/SMS notifications that I've already dealt with on my iPhone after I wake up my Mac? It is rather annoying, they are not new messages so why are they behaving as ...
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Launchctl does not load service on boot

I installed mysql via homebrew in osX 10.10. It comes with plist file located in /usr/local/opt/mysql/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist. The contents: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!...
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Setting path env variable in Yosemite 10.10.2 for a GUI app

After upgrading to 10.10.2 when I lunch a GUI app from a terminal using open -a app the app doesn't see the path currently set from that terminal session. Before the upgrade that was working. Any idea ...
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Manually Sync iCloud Drive on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Is it possible to manually update the iCloud Drive folder on OS X? Sometimes the folder does not update for ~10-20 minutes after establishing a good internet connection, so I'm hoping that there is a ...
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Changing the open with settings in 10.10.1

I am looking for a way to edit the open with settings in 10.10.1, i have looked through older questions and have attempted to rename the launch services plist and have gotten no where. I have looked ...
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Change video Release Date in iTunes

Until now, I could change Release Date on videos without problem. But, from now, If the video hasn't Release Date field, when I tried to edit, it always appears 05/06/05 on that field and I could not ...
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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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Adding annotation in iBooks

How can I add annotations on my book using iBooks? Any time that I try to create an annotation, iBooks wants to create a new copy, with this message: The original document can't be changed, so a ...
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Prevent Open/Save dialog from solliciting external hard drives

I have several external drives, which I don't use constantly, and so they spin down, and rest. Unfortunately for me, every time I have the "Open..." or "Save..." dialogs, Mac OS X spins these hard ...
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Can't Update Yosemite “Show Details” loop

I was on the Yosemite Developer Preview all summer and now I can't install OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 1.0 1) It alerts me that there is an update (everyday) 2) I open the App Store and click ...
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Is there a way to keep the notification open? Prevent autohide?

Is there a way to keep the notification bar from auto hiding? I'd basically like to keep it open/expanded on the right side of my screen.
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Pairing a “Tile Mate” to MacBook Pro / OSX 10.10 directly

NOTE: I don't want to use the "Tile" app. I want a connection directly to my MacBook. I would like the Tile Mate to appear in the Bluetooth devices menu (System Preferences > Bluetooth > Devices). Is ...
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Error 1004 during Installation of OS X Yosemite

I was given a Mac by someone in my family, and wanted to restore to defaults (I already backed up). I found how to do this from countless webpages. It said to go into the recovery mode, erase the hard ...
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Under what conditions are image files downloaded by chrome tagged with the quarantine attribute?

Seems that if I download a jpeg with Chrome or Firebox it has the quarantine bit set. Does this mean that OSX has detected something off kilter in this file? Under what conditions can this be ...
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Upgrading to Photos errors “Library Version Too Old” and “Your library can open. . . ”

My iPhoto app, version 9.2.1, has a grey icon with a no sign and won't open. I'm running OSX 10.10.5, and I noticed a new app called Photos (version 1.0.1). When I try to open Photos, I am prompted ...
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Map cannot navigate foreign country

I cannot get my Map app on Mac OS X Yosemite to navigate a different country. For example, if I search for "Osaka, Japan", it kept finding me the nearly Japanese restaurant named Osaka... How to get ...
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What is the maximum number of tags supported?

My concern is that this answer on Superuser implies that there is a bitfield of a fixed size in the HFS+ extended attribute that is used for storing tag flags. Or maybe that just for the first N tags, ...
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Changed version number on Mac Pro Yosemite and can no longer boot

A friend of mine offered to download a program for me onto my Mac, but he asked to see what version I'm running beforehand. When he saw that I was running Yosemite 10.10.1 he said I would have to ...
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Upgrade OS X Lion to Yosemite with server tools

I have a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) and it is running server tools with Open Directory serving logins etc. To update to Yosemite, can I just update to the higher OS X version and then buy the ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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Can't access passwords from Keychain Access

When I try to access a stored password in my login keychain, either using Keychain Access from the relevant GUI or the security command from the command line the following happens: I type my password ...