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Why is the Finder app always open?
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The main reason it's always open is that it displays the icons on the desktop. You can check what the finder does by enabling the "Quit" menu feature. To do this, launch the Terminal application and ...

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Which Intel "generation" is my Mac's CPU?
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You can get the processor generation by running the following command in Terminal: sysctl machdep.cpu.brand_string If the output contains a dash and a number after your "iX"-Core model, the first ...

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How to set Finder to *always* use list view
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Open finder Select your hard disc CommandJ Check the top two check boxes (Always open in list view, browse in list view) Click use as defaults Open Applications->Utilities->Terminal sudo find / -name ...

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Use macbook to cancel ambient noise
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I guess that won't work for the simple reason that the lag between microphone and headphones is simply too long to cancel a noise before you hear it. If you use google translate, this article ...

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Time Machine failing to complete backup
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I guess that TimeMachine cannot unmount its snapshot, tries only once, and cancels the backup. If it happens, try to identify your mounted disk (e.g. /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/...

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Is it possible to run three versions of Google Chrome?
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I used to do that some years ago. Just tested it and it still works. Add two different accounts System Preferences->Users&Groups + Full : Chrome1, Account : chrome1, Pass : password, Ver : ...

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Turn off iMac main screen while working on external
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I succeeded by using switchresx. Terminal command brew cask install switchresx then, open System Preferences, SwitchResX Click icon, setup a display set with a disabled primary display, setup ...

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Command Line Firewall
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There is, and it comes with macOS by default. Little Snitch is an application firewall, that's a whole different story. It blocks applications from accessing the network. Assuming you want to block ...

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How to remove the "Could not connect to the iTunes store" error message when your network does not allow access to the iTunes Store
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I traced the problem down to a TLS handshake (thanks to jonnydigitol below for the idea!) and a total of 63 packets between the host and 23.211.148.217, which is init.iTunes.apple.com - that is ...

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Terminal login hangs
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I would try to do disable SIP and dtrace login to find the root cause (To disable and re-enable SIP, see http://osxdaily.com/2015/10/05/disable-rootless-system-integrity-protection-mac-os-x/) $ ...

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macOS High Sierra: Create Windows bootable Usb
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Having tried all the available tools and generating 10s of unbootable Sticks, I finally created a Linux/Ubuntu bootable stick, which was trivial, and then, using the live Linux, created a bootable ...

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Easy way to copy paste file paths on Macs
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I would preferable just drag & drop a file into a text area to get its path (see Tetsujin's answer) If this does not work for you, consider writing a very small program in Qt. From http://...

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Mid '11 Mac Mini won't shutdown cleanly. OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
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Try to Boot into verbose mode (hold option-V during boot), and then try to shutdown. Does the log appear? After you option-clicked on Apple->Shutdown, wait for two minutes. Does a windows saying "...

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Typing the tilde '~' character on a PC keyboard
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On U.S. International - PC layout, press Alt-N and then Space How to find keys in General Go to Preferences->Keyboard Preferences Input Sources Check "Show input menu in menu bar" Click on the flag ...

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Can't change Google Chrome icon
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"Show Package Contents", Contents, Resources Replace app.icns with a new icon set Go to a Terminal and do touch /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/ and killall Dock Voilà

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Shutdown mac with kill all processes
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Two items are likely wrong: ...the processes are still running in the background. manually started apache processes Both are probably not so. They have been restarted automatically. To ...

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Permanently Stop iTunes Auto-Loading
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Short question, many solutions The easy way Using the Terminal, unregister all the links from you file types to iTunes /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices....

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Reset NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC, all in one go from the terminal?
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I'd try with a script using the following outline sudo nvram -c which should clear the contents of NVRAM. curl 'https://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.11.4/refind-flashdrive-0.11.4.zip/...

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Advantages of installing a program with Homebrew-Cask?
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Two other main points are that it makes a) updating and b) transfering your setup to another machine extremely easy. The uninstall capabilities depend on the "quality" of the cask for the program you ...

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Could my spotlight search index have really been 2.5 GB on a 256 GB drive?
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All that you write sounds perfectly normal to me. does it all somehow get indexed? Yes it does. Is there some magic way to stop it from opening file types I'm not interested in ...

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Installing Elf on Mac through homebrew
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Try the one from dtrace that apple ships https://opensource.apple.com/source/dtrace/dtrace-96/sys/elf.h

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Securely remove files from an NTFS drive?
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Use gshred. Install homebrew if not installed from www.brew.sh. Then do brew install coreutils to remove files, do gshred -u <file1> <file2>

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To deal with superfluous carriage returns in TextEdit
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When I understand you right, the problem lies in the OSX Clipboard. It's the place to fix the behaviour, if there is one. See e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3482289/easiest-way-to-strip-...

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Why iTunes music can not play without Wi-Fi?
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I traced the problem down to a TLS handshake and a total of 63 packets between the host and 23.211.148.217, which is init.iTunes.apple.com - that is executed when the current version of iTunes is ...

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Rasterising text automatically
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Add a html header with font selection (by mean of cp and >>) and then usewkhtmltoimage (https://wkhtmltopdf.org/) to generate images from that. Alternatively, look at the source code and write some 20 ...

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60hz on LG Ultrafine 4K with Macbook Pro 2016
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I'm switching between Gigabit Lan, superb usb mouse and 4k@30hz - and 4k@60hz in combination with only slow WLAN and terrible bluetooth mouse on my 2016 Macbook. I experienced the same issues with a ...

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Brew cask. Hold Skype update
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The homebrew syntax would be "brew pin skype", unfortunately, there is no "pinning" in "brew cask" - so, no.

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How would I architecture Direct Attached Storage?
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DAS means you connect one or multiple external hard discs locally (e.g. by USB or SATA) 1) Then, you share them from this computer. What you need are standard external USB drives and a working home ...

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How would I architecture Network Attached Storage?
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You need a NAS server, not a third Mac You need some standard SATA drives to mount into the NAS or buy one that ships with disks included No

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cannot even ssh to localhost
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Run sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config and uncomment #PasswordAuthentication yes

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