If you use:
sudo scutil --set HostName name-you-want
it will work a bit better. From the scutil(8) man page:
Retrieves the specified preference. The current value will be
reported on standard output.
Supported preferences include:
ComputerName The user-friendly name for the system.
LocalHostName The local (...
After following Jeffrey J. Hoover's tip,
sudo scutil --set ComputerName "newname"
sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "newname"
sudo scutil --set HostName "newname"
I would add these last two steps.
Flush the DNS cache by typing:
Restart your Mac.
EDIT: It didn't work for me until I restarted my mac.
Type in Terminal:
scutil --get HostName
If there's no HostName available, what you see is probably coming from the DNS or DHCP server.
Set your HostName with:
sudo scutil --set HostName 'yourHostName'
That should do it.
Here are two very simple solutions made possible by automation tools baked right in Mac OS X, AppleScript and Automator.
You can use AppleScript to make a a very simple app that will mount your shares without opening any new Finder windows.
Open AppleScript Editor and put in this script:
tell application "Finder"
mount volume "afp://...
Here is what I do, where I share one appleid for purchases among 3 family members. Number one, only use the appleid for purchases just for purchases. then, each member should have a separate iCloud account with a unique appleid for mail, contacts, iCal, etc syncing. Then, on all devices set the appleid for the store to the purchase id and on the individual ...
You can define what you want to see before the $ in your terminal by modifying the file ~/.profile.
For example if you add to the file ~/.profile the following line:
# h is the host name, w the complete path
export PS1="\h:\w$ "
you will see the host name and the complete path of the current directory:
You can also ...
Found the answer here, though there is some discussion about the details.
In short, the Mac will pick up a host name from the DHCP server. This does not affect your computer's name as you have assigned it. This will only affect what you see at the command prompt.
Modifying remote login and remote management settings is done with two different commands - both executed as root:
To enable remote login for members of the admin group enter:
sudo systemsetup -setremotelogin on
To restrict access use dseditgroup. First check if it exists and add it if necessary:
It depends on how this was set up to launch. From boot, Go > Connect to Server > (click the dropbox) and select clear recent servers, if not using any. Then go to System Preferences > Accounts and see if there is something set up in the Login Items tab related to the server and clear. Restart and test. If it continues I'd check Macintosh HD > Library > ...
The Facebook integration wasn't available when this question was asked - it was added in OS X 10.8.2 in September 2012.
To activate Twitter and Facebook sharing, you must first configure at least one Twitter and / or Facebook account via System Preferences -> Mail, Contacts & Calendars -> Add Account -> Twitter (or Facebook). Once you've ...
This is called hand off
It allows you to continue where you left off in an app on one Device when you are accessing another device.
It works via the AppleID not the local user.
When your Mac computers and iOS devices are within Bluetooth range of
each other (about 33 feet or 10 meters), they can automatically “hand
off” what you’re doing from one ...
You can do this using ACLs, which will avoid permissions problems when new files are created:
sudo chmod -R +a "$USER allow read,write,append,delete,list,search,add_subdirectory,delete_child,file_inherit,directory_inherit" "$DIR"
where $USER is the username of the other user, and $DIR is whatever directory (Dropbox or otherwise) you want the other user to ...
What is sharingd?
sharingd is sharing daemon that enables AirDrop, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Shared Computers, and Remote Disc in the Finder.
How to solve asking for password problem?
I think the login password and the keychain are not the same. That's why you get those messages. You want your default keychain to be unlocked automatically when you ...
Administrative shares have been disabled in Windows Vista and later versions of Windows for security reasons.
According to Microsoft Support Knowledge Base article 947232, you can do one of the following:
Create your own shares with the appropriate permissions (recommended);
Run the Microsoft Fix It to perform an automatic workaround; or
Add to the ...
Relaunch the Finder
option+right click [or Ctrl+Opt+left click] the Finder icon in the Dock, last item is Relaunch.
Or try this I found on StackOverflow Automator Command to Refresh ALL Finder/all Finder Windows - works for Finder windows, can't test for Shared items.
tell application "Finder"
set theWindows to every window
repeat with i from 1 to ...
This is a known bug with the discoveryd process on 10.10 Yosemite. Recent rumors is that it will be replaced by its predecessor, mDNSresponder, come 10.10.4 to help alleviate network issues. Although the actual cause is unknown, it has been said that it is related (at least in part) to improper name resolution in DNS when the computer wakes from sleep. It ...
That rename comes from any one other device on the network that remembered the IP address of your mac before it went to sleep or renewed its DHCP lease.
You would want to power down all Apple TV and Apple airport/time capsule devices and then restart your router (if an Airport device isn't doing the routing) at that point, the iOS and Mac devices should let ...
There is not really a way to sort a shared album by date taken. I don't think that will be a feature because Apple is trying to make it like Instagram where the posts pop up in the order they were shared and not the date they were taken.
You have two questions here. ( and ~ is short for the /Users/current_user folder)
1) For apps only to show up in your account - move them to ~/Applications
2) If a user is not part of the Administrators group then that user cannot install apps in /Applications which is the normal place for shared Applications. Non admin users can install apps in their ...
A simple one-liner in the terminal will give you the info.
$ lsof +D ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/ -i | grep iTunes
will return something along the lines of
iTunes 5631 Bryson 23r DIR 14,12 102 3747082 /Users/Bryson/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Automatically Add to iTunes.localized
iTunes 5631 Bryson 24r DIR 14,...
My family's system consists of using a shared Apple ID to buy from iTunes and the Mac App Store. Each member then has their own iCloud account based on a unique email address for Mail & Notes, Contacts, and Calendars.
On the iPhone: everyone should enter the shared Apple ID under the Settings/Store/Apple ID section for purchases. Each user can then ...
Honestly I don't see any benefit in removing the Twitter/Facebook libraries. It may break the installed version as well as lead to problems when upgrading to 10.8.1 etc.
If you want to be sure that nothing you do is ever ending up in Twitter or Facebook just don't log in to these services in Preferences.
Yes, it's possible, but that doesn't mean you should do it.
Finder/etc doesn't stop you deleting it, and it's not a 'system' directory (despite being created by the system), but is it causing a problem, enough that you want to delete it? Apps can depend on that directory and deleting it could cause problems, now or in the future. I don't have any examples ...
You cannot reorder in iCloud. You can copy all the pictures to a new album and sort by date. You can then create a new shared album from that album and it will be sorted bt date since it is one upload. Awkward but it works.
Don't want start any flamewar, but today here is only NAS solution - the ZFS based NAS.
ZFS is a filesystem, what has "copy on write" feature, so you will get a backup in every save - fully transparently. ZFS has million really cool features like raid management, snapshots etc.. too much for one post. If you interested can duckduck for ZFS.
ZFS is ...
Here's our setup:
iMac x 1 (wife's primary computer & used by the kids)
MacBook Air x 1 (my primary computer)
MacBook Pro x 1 (wife's)
iPhone 4 x 2 (wife's and mine)
iPhone 3G x 1 (Younger Daughter's, used in airplane mode)
iPod Touch x 1 (Older Daughter's)
iPad 2 x 1 (mine but can be used by all when it's at home)
Apple TV ...