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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Energy usage when iMac not in sleep mode, but screen/HDD off/idle
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You can find the power consumption specifications for your model in the respective Environment Report from Apple at https://www.apple.com/environment/reports/ For your Model, it states "Idle—Display ...

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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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Photos plugins: use TIFF instead of JPG as interchange format
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Short answer : If the plugin has no option to select "TIFF", you'll have to live with JPEG Long answer: When you look at the example source code that apple provides for Photos plugins (Photos sample ...

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Chrome CPU consumption alert script
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You should modify this script to your needs or check if it already solves them as-is https://github.com/andyyoung/Process-Monitor-for-Chrome

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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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MacBook Pro experiencing ping spikes to local router
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From my experience, in 90% of all cases, restarting the router will fix the issue.

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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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I'm having issues with Remote Desktop, someone is controlling my computer
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Restart your computer. Press the Command and R keys at the same time when the grey screen appears and hold them until you see the Apple logo. Click the Utilities tab in the top menu bar, select ...

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Unable to delete a file
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I have solved a similar simulation using linux (ubuntu in my case) sudo apt-get install hfsprogs sudo umount /media/myMountPoint (in case it is mounted) sudo fsck.hfsplus /dev/sdXY sudo mount -t ...

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Buying used Mac mini to run latest Xcode
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When I open only Chrome and XCode with a small project, my Mac uses 3.2GB of memory. You don't want swapping. If you only want to do simple programming, 4G of memory will work fine. You will want to ...

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How to extract an .ace compressed file?
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Just use Boxer (http://boxerapp.com/) and the original ACE (http://www.winace.com/files/ace26.exe)

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Losing internet connection 30 seconds after turning on the Mac
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You might need to gather more data to make a determination. The following several commands can help. Open Applications->Utilities->Terminal and run once when the network is working and again when ...

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Free space on hard drive going up and down too much
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Install Homebrew (www.brew.sh) In the teminal, use this command to install ncdu brew install ncdu then, run it cd ~; sudo ncdu You will get a nice overview of the size of all folders in your home ...

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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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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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How to install a specific version/build of Safari?
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I frequently had the same issue. I always ask the customer to include the App bundle (his build) with the bug report together with a screen video of the problem (Quicktime) and this works quite nicely ...

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What is a .apple extension?
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To decode AppleDouble, try this AppleScript on run tell application "Decode AppleFile" activate set outputFile to decode file "Macintosh HD:Desktop Folder:encoded:SomeFile.hqx" ...

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Which SATA cable do I need for a SSD installation in an iMac mid-2011?
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If you want to replace the optical drive with an SSD just as i did in my 2011 iMac, just buy a "SATA 2nd HDD SSD Hard Drive Caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD / DVD-ROM", put the SSD in and replace the ...

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