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MacBook Pro (15" mid-2010) crashes upon waking up from sleep sometimes

I have this MacBook for quite a while now. It's been working just fine with the exception of sleep/wake-up issues. Sometimes there's no problem at all, but occasionally it does not. For instance, I ...
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Global shortcut for New Mail in Thunderbird

I would like to have a global shortcut key to send a new message using Thunderbird in Mac OS. How can I do this?
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Encrypted sparsebundle password appears to be cached

I use this command to mount an encrypted volume: hdiutil mount ~/Documents/secret.sparsebundle/ On first use I'm prompted for a password. I then close it either by clicking 'eject' in finder or the ...
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What would cause normal files to be hidden from the Finder but not the terminal?

I exported a set of photos from my wife's computer to mine over a WiFi share. I opened the directory in Finder and it said that there were 0 files. I know I've seen the Finder lag before on ...
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Time control for specific applications on OS X

Is there a simple way to limit the use of a specific application to a certain amount of time (for instance one hour per day)? To be more specific, I use a Macbook with OS X 10.10, on which there are ...
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How to make OS X not remember ssh key passphrase

I have a passphrase on my ssh id_rsa key, and OS X asks me for the passphrase the first time I want to use it, but even if I decline to add it to my keychain, it doesn't ask me for a passphrase again ...
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“wants to make changes” dialogue

Suppose I want to run an application I have downloaded and I am prompted with the following dialogue. If I enter my username and password, being user that has administrator privileges, and press ok, ...
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How can I resize a window that doesn't have the grabbing part on the bottom right?

I have Hulu desktop running and I want to make the window smaller, there are no lines which are usually present on windows for resizing on the bottom right corner, though. On windows I could right-...
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Kernel Tasks Swamping processor-2012 13" Retina

Acquired a 13" Retina liquid damaged - Apple Certified Tech. Trying to salvage. Haven't disassembled yet to see the extent of the liquid but it boots and runs. No liquid spill indicators triggered. ...
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iCloud restore issue on iPhone 4S

I had a minor problem with my iPhone so I decided to restore from the most recent iCloud backup. I assumed it worked much like system restore on my laptop. After resetting the phone and following the ...
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Printer Drivers for old models of Samsung, Xerox or Dell printers ( like Samsung ML-1520)

I've got a quite old Samsung printer, model ML-1520. I can not find any drivers for it. Samsung seems to have stopped supporting OS X, and Apple only offers drivers for models not older than ML-1630. ...
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Getting iPads ready with paid apps and customized settings for a large amount of personnel?

Suppose I would like to have over 20 iPads. Is it possible to get the same settings to them fast? One iPad would have a lot of paid apps, I am trying to find out how I can get it so that everyone is ...
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DNS - Cannot connect to the internet

I think I have some sort of dns/proxy issues with my wifi settings. Many apps cannot connect to the internet: Firefox, Team viewer, Steam (works after 2 minutes). Chrome does connect but "Establishing ...
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My MacBook Air won't connect to wifi

I bought a new MacBook Air and was able to connect to the internet at first but now it won't connect. I have other devices as well as other computers on wifi but my Mac won't connect. When I try and ...
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Will there be a performance benefit in the upgrade for iPod touch 5 to iPod touch 6 for the KNFB reader?

A totally blind user wants to make use of the KNFB reader but does not want a cell phone, some of the reviews I have read suggest that it works best on the iPhone 6, other reviews suggest that that ...
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Opening any LaTeX-made PDF file with a hyperlink or internal link freezes entire computer

After a recent software upgrade, opening almost any PDF file I have freezes the entire computer for 15 seconds. The problem is worse for larger files, but present even for tiny files. The problem is ...
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Can I set the sender/reply-to address in iOS mail for an ActiveSync account?

I have a Google Apps account for mail.example.com, but actually use addresses @example.com (e.g. tony@example.com, whereas the account is tony@mail.example.com). This isn't ideal, but I'm stuck with ...
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how do I create an ISO/CDR file from a hard disk?

Presently I am attempting to back up my whole computer's primary hard drive to an ISO file. When I attempt to do this using Disk Utility, I perform the following steps: Open disk utility and choose ...
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re-enable mouse scroll inertia in Sierra

In previous versions of macOS (OSX), when I scrolled fast, the page woule keep sliding a bit, as if there was some inertia keeping it moving. This seems to have been disabled in Sierra, and I can't ...
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Can't run an ova file

I download virtual box from http://www.modern.ie/en-US/virtualization-tools#downloads and extracted it. When I tried to run ova file, I couldn't. $ sudo ./"IE11 - Win8.1.ova" ./IE11 - Win8.1.ova: ./...
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How do I remotely wake my Mac over Wi-Fi?

I am running a server on my Mac mini at home (using the OS X Server app). I would like to access my home network using it's VPN server, but I understand that I can only do this while it's awake. I ...
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Three finger drag not working in Safari 10

I've noticed that three finger drag does not work in the latest Safari. I used to be able to select text or pan in Google Maps easily. Now I have to push finger. Outside Safari it works as usual. I ...
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iTunes automatically pauses when VLC plays a file

I noticed that if I have some background music on iTunes and I start playing a VLC video, iTunes automatically stops the music. Although this can be a very useful thing, I would prefer to have ...
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App Store repeatedly asking me to update

I have run into a frustrating problem with my App Store. I recently installed slightly older versions of Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Xcode and App Store prompted me to update them to newer versions. ...
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Find size of a window

When I have a window for an application open I would like its size, height and width. Is it 900 * 625, 716 * 456 or what? The reason I need to know is just for some usability testing. Any tips how ...
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Browsing in Finder is extremely slow while fine in Terminal

I did Repair Disk Permissions, reindexing files for Spotlight, and remove cache folders but it's still broken. It takes 30 seconds to several minutes to files to show up in local, not remote, folders. ...
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VPN - split tunnel routing [duplicate]

I would like to use a VPN to access all sites external to our local intranet, but preserve local routing so that I can still access sites on the local intranet (e.g. in 10.0.0.0/8). I am using the Mac ...
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Can damaged hard drive weaken Mac's security?

I heard that sometimes hard drive can get damaged (holding down the power button to force shut down, for example when system is completely frozen - it has happened once or twice for me, no idea why). ...
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2 external monitors with Macbook Pro [duplicate]

Can I connect two external monitors to my Macbook Pro's (non-retina, mid-2012) mini displayport ? I got one mini displayport to dvi converter and dvi-male to 2*dvi female splitter but this setup didn'...
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How can you limit your use of time-wasting apps on iOS?

How can I limit my use of some time-wasting apps on my iPhone for a few days? Temporarily removing the apps so that I would have to first go through a reinstall to use them is not an option because I ...
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Keeping battery charged at certain level

I keep my MBA 2013 plugged in most of the time. AFAIK for a long term it is better to keep modern battery around 40%. I have seen that some other laptop manufacturers added feature to their drivers to ...
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Mac Book Air in a hot car? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is putting the computer to sleep while it's in a hot car a bad idea? Are there any published safe temperature ranges for Mac Book Airs? Is it safe leaving one inside a ...
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App Store won't update iTunes; inconsistent with iWork

I have updated my (Late 2009) Mac Mini to Mavericks. "About This Mac" shows "OS X 10.9 (13A603). However, I have not been able to update iTunes to version 11.1.2. The App Store shows that the update ...
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Unable to unlock Apple Account

So recently I have been facing an issue where I cannot unlock my apple ID. Here how my process goes: Login to my apple ID/icloud from either web or my MBA I enter the username and password. I get a ...
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How to force open TCP 443 on my machine?

I turned off the firewall. Then, using nmap in the terminal, I issued the statement nmap 127.0.0.1 and got Starting Nmap 7.12 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2016-08-15 11:00 PHT Nmap scan report for ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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Beer Spill on my Macbook Pro Late 2015

I have spilled a glass of beer on my Macbook. The screen and at least some keys on the keyboard no longer work. When I start the computer and try to log in blind, I can hear that the password is not ...
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Reset admin password without the old password

I am trying to reset the admin password through command line. Below command used to work till High Sierra: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/admin new_password But on Mojave it throws an error saying: ...
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Mac pro early 2008 won´t boot from pendrive with yosemite install app

Mac pro 8 core early 2008 mountain lion installed. I need to clean install Yosemite. The pendrive does not show when you press alt, at the boot screen. Nevertheless it shows on configuration startup ...
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Re-initialize iTunes track while keeping iTunes metadata?

Background: I have been having the issue described here: Why does my iPod Classic cut off the end of certain songs? Except, it's not an iPod Classic. It's a brand new iPod Nano 7th Generation, and ...
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Applescript “expected then but found identifier”

At present, I have a very simple bash script which calls osascript -e a bunch of times; it looks like this (newlines added for readability): #!/bin/sh osascript \ -e 'tell application "Terminal" to ...
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Resizing system partition

When I installed OSX Mavericks, I left free space after my system partition in case I wanted to install a second OS there. This has proved unnecessary — I've never modified the partition table — and ...
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Privacy policy URL for app

I've read through Apple's policies of whether or not to include a privacy policy URL for my app and i'm still unsure. If you're currently NOT signed into GameCenter App or in Game Center in Settings ...
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there used to be a full sized wireless keyboard?

I am a programmer and find the small wireless keyboard hard to use (the small arrow keys and lack of home/end keys). From what I remember there used to be a full sized wireless keyboard, is this ...
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What cable do I need for 2560 x 1440 resolution on my Mac Air mid 2013? My LG Monitor has HDMI input only

I have an LG monitor with only HDMI outlets. My cable is HDMI to my MacAir mini port. Max resolutionis 1920. Is there an adaptor I can purchase that will bring my monitor up to 2560 x 1440? Thank you!
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iMac Lion not logging in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iMac not logging probably due to keychains problem iMac OS X Lion here. I have two accounts in the iMac. Both with password. I'm not sure what happened, but now, when I ...
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Partition failed

Trying to shrink my default full disk partition to create some free space (for Ubuntu, incidentally, which I'm longing for even more now). Partition failed Partition failed with the error: Couldn't ...
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How to restore iTunes library from a backup

My PC recently died, and I'm trying to transfer my iTunes library to my Mac. According to http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive, the iTunes ...
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Builduser() Error building user of type [duplicate]

I have entered Single user mode like 5min ago. Meanwhile I shut down the computer, tried to get back to Single user mode my pressing cmd+S and it doesnt work. It outputs the error saying Builduser() ...
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How do I change permissions of folders on a hard drive from a booted USB drive

I am trying to save my files on my Hard Drive that has a crashed OS. I created a Bootable USB with Ubuntu and successfully booted. I can see my folders, but I can't actually open them because I don't ...

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