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OS X 10.10 Yosemite​

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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -...
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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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“Safari” would like to control this computer using accessibility features

I recently did a clean install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on my MacBook Air. I was making a credit card payment on the Barclaycard website and received a dialog window saying ""Safari" ...
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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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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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Finder on Yosemite misbehaves: doubled text, blank windows, lack of updates

Since updating to Yosemite, Finder has been acting strangely. I can usually get it to show a normal-looking and -behaving window for a few operations, and then the window will either: Be blank, ...
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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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“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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Stuck on Grey Screen During Startup

I updated to Yosemite on Saturday and everything has been working fine, I have been able to shut down and startup as normal until today. A couple of days ago I forced my Early 2011 MacBook Pro to ...
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Has anyone else been able to find out why Back to my Mac isn't working in Yosemite?

After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see my other computers that I was able to access with Back to my Mac, under previous OS X versions (while I am away from home - usually accessing my home ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do to hibernate OS X in order to reboot to Windows 10

I have Yosemite and Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro 2015. On Windows 10 I can hibernate. Then press the power button and hold down ALT key to boot from OS X. However, I can't do the same thing ...
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How to schedule run of .command file (bash)?

I have a bash script (saved as myfilename.command) and would like to schedule its run. I've tried to use Calendar event for this (which works fine with Automator scripts), but I get the following ...
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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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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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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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QuickTime Player 10: move one frame ahead / backwards

I used to be able with previous versions of Quicktime Player to move 1 frame ahead or backwards with the arrow keys of my computer, although it seems now with Yosemite the jump is bigger (I tried with ...
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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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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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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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Internet sharing from USB iPhone to Wifi on OSX 10.10.2 Yosemite not working

For years I've been sharing Internet on my MacBookPro Wi-Fi coming from USB connected iPhone. After OSX 10.10 Yosemite things started working erratically and now definitely stopped in 10.10.2. ...
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How to find and remove duplicate calendar entries (Mac OS, Yosemite)

I'm using the Calendar application on Mac OS X 10.10.1 "Yosemite". The calendar is laden with many years of history, and I've just imported some data from a phone as well. It turns out that some of ...
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How to completely, utterly, disable spell-check on OS X Yosemite?

With the kind of writing I do, 99 out of 100 spelling "errors" aren't errors at all. Spell correction is simply incredibly unhelpful for me. I hate the distracting red dotted underline that appears in ...
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Booting a Mac clone from a partition on a usb 3 external drive

I'm unable to boot a MacBook clone from a partition on an external drive. I'm in the process of finally upgrading the OS of my mid-2012 MacBook Pro from Yosemite to Catalina, and need to make a ...
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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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