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Add a sticky to each desktop, with the desktop label. Then you can right-click on the app icon and switch between desktops!


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Do not blindly start typing copying/pasting stuff into the prompt without knowing what you're doing this could seriously hinder performance or destroy your system!! Fire up a terminal window either through cmd+space and typing into spotlight Terminal.app or Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal I'd modify the energy settings via pmset.You can get ...


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Inkscape 1.0 will include first class support for Mac OS X with no need for XQuartz. If you are willing to try alpha software, you can download a dmg right now from https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0/?latest=1 by clicking on the Mac OS X and then choose Apple's Mac OS X Desktop. Or click, A build from the CI build Alpha Tarball to build from the ...


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To prevent mac from sleeping. First and foremost, know what's preventing a normal sleep with a command $ pmset -g assertions You will receive a console output as: 2019-08-25 20:51:34 +0545 Assertion status system-wide: BackgroundTask 0 ApplePushServiceTask 0 UserIsActive 1 PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep ...


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None whatsoever. Leave it alone, it will get there. If it's claiming such astronomical time remaining, it's based on 'how fast it went so far vs how long it thought it should have taken'. That's a variable dependant on many things - HD vs SSD, space remaining on drive etc. Also, your download speed will have an effect - maybe significant if your ...


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No, you need to format the whole disk first! Follow this guide to create a mac bootable usb key using createinstallmedia To delete all the content of the hard disk make a linux bootable usb key. You can choose the distro that you prefer, insert it in the mac and hold option during the boot process, then start the system, open gparted and format all ...


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You almost got it right, but you didn’t wipe the disk first. You’ll want to wipe Macintosh HD in recovery mode first (choose Disk Utility) then repeat the steps you took to install El Capitan.


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Find your original installation (grey) DVD or acquire a DVD that is not bound to the machine (e.g. "Snow Leopard" DVD with the animal picture, not a grey CD). Boot from the DVD Using the disk utility (available from the DVD), fully erase the drive. Install the original OS (e.g. "Snow Leopard 10.6.3") If you installed snow Snow Leopard, get the "10.6.8" combo ...


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Everything you said tells me "hard drive failure." It is not uncommon for a system to have boot issues when the hard drive is failing. The fact that you can't see the other partition and "this item is temporarily unavailable makes it sound like that's the issue. Often when you try to reinstall the OS with a failing hard drive, you will get errors. This is ...


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Empirically - having done this once & had to pick apart the result - it will make a separate, new account. You'll then have to merge across your missing files manually & delete the account when finished.


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Message To download and restore OS X, your computer's eligibility will be verified with Apple when installing older versions of Mac OS X for me every time meant only one: The certificate which is being used in the OS has expired. This will be correct for every OS later in the future (Sierra, High Sierra, etc). The workaround is that simple: just change the ...


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As recovery mode is not available on that Mac, your best bet might be to restore with whatever you can any way you can, Then... Once the Mac is up and running, download a version of macOS that will run on that Mac. Just the installer, don't run it just leave it in /Applications. If it STARTS to install just quit the installer. Then use a utility like ...


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FIRST: Please read What to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac on Apple's website. As for your question, it doesn't state what model MacBook you're trying to sell, so it's not clear if Mac OS X El Capitan is the original OS it shipped with. However, your best bet is to boot into macOS Recovery using the ShiftOption⌘R keyboard shortcut. This ...


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Try to use hotkeys for switch tabs in browser/ide so you'll never move your mouse into the top to menubar appear


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As per Tetsujin's comment, it turns out I was missing the -v before the url of the printer.


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You can rebuild the default applications to open files, via command line. Sometimes I run this command, if/when the Finder "Open With" submenu gets slow to respond because of many removed applications. Or if the file associations is so wrong that is better rebuild it to defauls and then change just a few for some applications. This will rebuid the default ...


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Spotify doesn't support multiple windows. The reason for this statement is absence of New Window in File Menu. So it switches to the desktop it is at.


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Besides Spectacle mentioned by Nick, you can also split your screen with Magnet. It costs $2, but it’s available on Mac App Store.


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How to upgrade to macOS Sierra - Apple Support will lead you to the Mac App Store link for Sierra. You might want to bookmark this too: Download Older Versions of macOS and Mac OS X - krypted


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I was desperate to get internet sharing going on my mac as, at the moment, it is my only router. It was going fine and suddenly stopped, and I hadn't updated recently. I ran the WirelessDiagnostic tool after doing a bit of searching, and that made the internet shareable again. It's an app--not a setting; I mention this because I wasted a lot of time trying ...


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x11vnc is a server for X displays - i.e. you can only connect to the X display running on your Mac - not the ordinary Mac desktop. This means that if you're running for example an X desktop in a window with emacs, xeyes, or whatever odd program - you can connect to that. You cannot connect to a desktop running Finder, Safari, and similar. Those are not X ...


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You don’t have to do any pre testing if you get an external USB drive and install any new OS you choose. As long as it’s newer than the one you run, you can then boot to the external, run migration assistant to copy over your apps and data and run any tests you like. If it is faster, do the upgrade on your main disk and repeat. If not, you can spend ...


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The biggest consideration is the software you run, not just in terms of compatibility with macOS generally, but also in terms of identifying if they're 32-bit or 64-bit apps (which will be a crucial consideration moving forward if macOS Catalina interests you, since it will be compatible with your MacBook Pro hardware). As a starting point you can use the ...


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The problem in upgrading is largely one of compatibility with your existing application software. If you are running software designed for Lion (released in 2010), then jumping up to El Capitan (2015) or later may cause problems, as the software you've installed may be expecting things that aren't there or don't work in the same way. Make sure your apps and ...


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I had to run sudo diskutil eraseVolume exFAT MYSD MBRFormat /dev/disk2s1 to successfully format a volume on my 64G SD card.


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What should I look out for before I upgrade, and should I consider not upgrading to the newest version of macOS so I can keep certain applications running the same? Use the following reasoning to answer the above questions. At the simplest level, this is what you need to take care of: Prepare a list of all the 3rd party apps that you use. Make sure that it ...


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