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You can summon the Dock on a different display by moving the cursor to the bottom of the desired display, and then continuing moving down. It may be possible that this is occurring when you inadvertently perform that action. I answered a similar question: cmd-tab behavior on Mavericks with multiple displays.


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I believe this coincides with the Dock's location. Just tested it on my MacBook Air, connected to a non-Apple external display, and whenever I moved the Dock from screen to screen the Application Switcher would follow. You can summon the Dock on your big display by dragging the cursor to the bottom of it's display, essentially dragging down at the bottom. ...


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I answered a similar question here - cmd-tab behavior on Mavericks with multiple displays The Task Switcher does follow the Dock. If the Dock is on screen 1, the Task Switcher will appear on screen 1. If the Dock is on screen 3, the Task Switcher will appear on screen 3. Etc. To make your Dock appear on a screen you can use a couple of methods. Method ...


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What worked for me: open up a Terminal window and run: sudo killall coreaudiod You may also need to run the following two commands right after: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext


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One of the most common causes of this is a magic mouse turned on in your laptop bag or somewhere similar. Turning off bluetooth will ensure no remote button is being held down.


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They are now buried inside the user Library folder. The full path is: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books The Books.plist there contains itemID values that connect the book titles with their *.epub or *.ibooks names [iBooks 1.2, OS 10.10.5].


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This one is a bit tricky : press ⌘ Cmd + ⇥ Tab to show your running apps. Keep holding ⌘ Cmd. press ⇥ Tab until you've selected the app press the ⌥ Option, and let go of the ⌘ Cmd. ( You must release ⌘ Cmd after pressing ⌥ Option ! )


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I found the proper way to do this (also works for Yosemite): Install Homebrew and cask if you don't already have them: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask Uninstall any previous versions of osxfuse (unsigned kexts are banned now): brew cask uninstall osxfuse ...


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10.14 Mojave Mojave still uses timed, but ntpdate and the helpers ntpq are removed. To check and update your system time, you can call sntp directly. $ sudo sntp -sS pool.ntp.org Password: sntp 4.2.8p10@1.3728-o Tue Mar 21 14:36:42 UTC 2017 (136.200.1~2533) 2018-09-29 19:42:41.448103 (-0200) +1087.742403 +/- 725.183462 pool.ntp.org 188.68.36.203 s2 no-leap ...


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You want to change line 92 of the xml version of /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings: Make a copy of the strings file: cp /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources/\ English.lproj/Localizable.strings ~/Desktop Convert the binary strings file to xml: ...


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You don't need to install any additional software. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts Click the button below Enter "Minimize" (use "Minimize All" to override minimizing all windows with ⌥⌘M) into the Menu Title text input field. Assign some bizzare key combination that you won't press by accident. Repeat steps three and four ...


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Try moving your Dock to a different screen in System Preferences > Dock > Position on screen. The Application Switcher will open on the same display as the Dock. You can also quickly move your Dock (and Application Switcher) to another display by hovering your mouse on the very bottom of the desired display for a moment. The Dock will then rise up and ...


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In Terminal: sudo xcodebuild -license Which should view/accept it on behalf of all accounts on that particular Mac. In recent Xcode versions you are able to accept it in one step: sudo xcodebuild -license accept


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You can only move non-active desktops between screens. If the desktop you want to move is the only desktop on the screen, then create another desktop, make that the active desktop, and then drag the non-active desktop.


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This is not just TextEdit, it's Mavericks. Under System Preferences > Keyboard, you can change the quotation marks. Go to the 'Text' sub-menu. On the right-hand side of the box, uncheck the "Use smart quotes and dashes" checkbox.


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I killed all store* processes in Activity Monitor. Then relaunched App Store and it started working.


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If none of that works, open Terminal and enter killall Dock.


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It's likely that filename.zip is either not actually a .zip file, or is corrupted. Open up Terminal. You can access it by typing "Terminal" into Spotlight. Enter the command(s) in the steps below into your command line prompt (triple click the line, copy it, and paste it into your prompt). Replace filename.zip with the actual name of the zip file. If ...


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While holding Shift + Option, click the green Plus button on the upper-left corner of the window.


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The key bindings doesn't work in Column view mode on Maverick, but it works in e.g. List view mode. Switching back to Column view mode after doing the toggle in List view mode then shows the hidden files.


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Press cmd + ctrl + o in Finder without any selection (otherwise you will open-tab to the selection if it's a folder instead). cmd + ctrl + o will open a new tab in the same folder as the currently opened folder. No need for any extra things in OS X for this ;-)


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The overhaul of the virtual memory system makes it clear that memory pressure is the primary factor to track and not how many free pages, inactive pages or overall virtual memory is allocated. The bottom panel is invaluable for diagnosing a slow machine and knowing whether to rule out memory contention as a cause of the slowness. After running your Mac for ...


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Yosemite /etc/launchd.conf is no longer supported in 10.10. See man launchctl: The /etc/launchd.conf file is no longer consulted for subcommands to run during early boot time; this functionality was removed for security considerations. You can now for example save this plist as ~/Library/LaunchAgents/my.startup.plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...


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Memory pressure isn't a simple gauge of percentage of memory free and seems to be a 0 to 100% graph. The sysctl value of vm.memory_pressure is calculated in relation to a computed target that tracks the ratio between free and inactive memory pages to the wired and active pages. The absolute counters are viewed using the vm_stat command line tool to inspect ...


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It sounds like your Mac is set to automatically log you out after a period of inactivity. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu in the top-left corner. Open the "Security & Privacy" preference pane. Click on the "Advanced..." button in the bottom-right corner. You may need to unlock the pane using the padlock icon in the bottom-left corner. I ...


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The reason: After installing Security Update 2015-004, multiple users found that they couldn't browse to any website using the root certificate "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority - G5" without a security warning ("invalid certificate"). 2015-004 updated the list of trusted root CAs, and for a reason I'm still unclear about, many of us ...


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With a text field active, Control ⌃ + Command ⌘ + Space opens a characters panel including Emojis.


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Just for the completeness of this issue. If you land here and do not use MacOS Server, but a Synology DiskStation, do the following: Login to your DiskStation as root Open the main menu start the resource monitor switch to connected users select the blocked user and press disconnect


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The energy consumption view that collects 8 hours of history and graphs the charge level in your battery as well as showing each process that drained measurable amounts of energy is going to make squeezing extra productivity out of one charge much easier. Not only will developers (I'm looking at you Dropbox) know that they have to be better stewards of ...


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There is an automatic brightness adjustment setting, but it's not new to Mavericks. In System Preferences, check Displays; the setting is called "Automatically adjust brightness". It adjusts based on a light sensor near your MacBook's built-in camera. I've found it to be fairly good, but occasionally tipping my MacBook Air's display back a little further ...


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