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Activate “Reopen Windows When Logging Back In”

I got OSX Yosemite 10.2.2 and even when I Check Reopen Windows When Logging Back In before shutdown then when I start my last windows are not reopened. How to solve this please ?
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Generate a recovery key for a FileVault

When I created a FileVault encrypted partition to install OSX Yosemite, I don't think I created a recovery key. Is it possible to create a recovery key after the fact? How do you do it?
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How do I remove a password from FileVault?

Before installing Mac OS X Yosemite, I created an encrypted partition and provided it with a password. When the installation finished I created a user and that user is in sync with FileVault, its ...
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Unable to direct print to Zebra on a Mac via Remote Desktop

Let me explain my usual deployment. I have customers on Windows which have Zebra printers. We install locally thoses printer using Generic/Text printer drivers. They connect via Remote Desktop to my ...
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Only one computer not connecting to SMTP

I have setup exim/courier mail server and flawlessly configured mail clients on all devices but one. OS X 10.10.3 mail.app can't connect to SMTP. SMTP does not have many configurations to setup ...
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Create a new Mac Terminal command to copy folder

How can I create a new terminal command that copies a folder (this will always be the same folder) and it's contents to either the current directory (if no path is supplied) or to the path supplied. ...
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What is the equivalent of Port Forwarding command in Mac Os x Yosemite

ifconfig eth0:0 192.168.1.215 netmask 255.255.255.0 /sbin/iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE /sbin/iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth0-m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT ...
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MacOSX 10.10 Outlook 2011 blur background in navigation pane

Someone knows how to bring back the solid background color ? This occurs only after I upgraded to OSX 10.10 Yosemite. The blurry background occurs over anything in the background, and since i have a ...
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Skim (a PDF reader) freezes when trying to copy text

I have tried many ways to fix this issue but without a solution! FYI, I have used Skim for almost 2 years in my Mac Book PRO (Mac OS X, Leopard Snow) but for a month now I have the problem which is ...
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Boot disk not found when booting Elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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Yosemite update crashed and now won't finished

I was updating a MacBook Pro to Yosemite and it crashed and when the user log ins it gets stuck here: I tried starting in recovery mode, with command-r and using DiskUtil I run the repair ...
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How to triple boot Windows, Mac, and Linux without EFI/UEFI?

I need to have an option to select one of three OSes to boot to from all three installed on a single 1 TB hard drive. The three options are: Windows 8, Hackintosh Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 14. I need ...
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Should I ignore .bash_rc, .bash_profile etc if I'm using Zsh?

Zsh configs go into the ~/.zshrc file. That’s where I’ve been putting my aliases, etc… But I want to know if I should be ignoring .bash_profile and those other files, and putting everything into the ...
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I accidentally made my username the empty string. How do I recover from this?

I deleted my username, and then clicked on Save. After that, I must have restarted the Mac, because it didn't show a reaction anymore. Now, when I boot my Mac, it shows my account with my username ...
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Fastest duplicate file finder for very large drive? [on hold]

There are a ton of duplicate file finders out there. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_duplicate_file_finders, and that's a far from complete list.) I have a 4TB hard drive with nearly ...
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Mountain Lion's Migration Assistant not seeing USB hard drive

I just replaced a hard drive in a MacBook Pro for a bigger one. I connected the previous one using a SATA/USB adaptor and I was able to mount it and see the files in it. Both the old and the new hard ...
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What does Subversion use for its CA list?

I'm using SVN on Mac OS X. Often, when I checkout something from SourceForge, I am presented with: $ svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/cryptopp/code/trunk/c5 cryptopp-ecies Error validating ...
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My mac keeps changing its name to “enterprise (2)”. How do I keep it as enterprise?

I want my mac to be named enterprise, but for some reason that escapes me, lately, it gets automatically renamed to "enterprise (2)": Any ideas how I make it stick as enterprise?
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Mbp bootcamp windows 8.1 Apache don't work

Computer: Apple Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) Bootcamp: Windows 8.1 When I install XAMPP and try to start Apache, it didn't work. The error message is below: 上午 09:14:05 [Apache] Problem ...
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Mac OS X thinks my “Windows” key is a “Control” key

I am using a Windows keyboard—a Poseidon Z Thermaltake—on my Macbook pro. I’m trying to keep the mappings between the laptop and the keyboard the same (so ctrl = ctrl, windows = alt/option, alt = ...
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Safari randomly downloading files when visiting pages

I'm having a very weird issue where pages I visit will randomly trigger small file downloads from Safari (version 8.0.5) to my downloads folder. The files are all very small, about 40-50 bytes. They ...
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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is the responsible of creating/managing a window in Mac OS X. I know in Windows it is possible using the Sysinternals Suite tool that ...
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Why does sudo -n on Mac OS X always return 0?

It looks like sudo -n on Mac OS X (10.10.3) always returns 0 as a return code. So something like this will always show 0, regardless of whether the user has authenticated with his password first: ...
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How do I turn off caffeinate if I want to allow my machine to sleep normally?

I often use caffeinate to ensure that tasks on my OS X systems run to completion without interruption, and would like to be able to disable caffeinate to allow normal sleep once my tasks have ...
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How to run Node.js on Mac after successfully installing it with gem?

On Mac OSX Yosemite I have successfully installed node: # sudo gem install node Fetching: eventmachine-1.0.7.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while... Successfully installed ...
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How to remove idle scripts from dock

How could I remove idle, open at login, scripts, from my dock? I don't want to quit the scripts or halt them, I just don't want them taking up dock space.
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How can I issue a command on my local machine from within an SSH session?

Example use case: I am working on my laptop running Mac OS X (A) and am logged into my development server (B) via SSH. I have a script which will generate a GitHub URL for the file/branch I ...
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How can I copy my Apple Photos Library and Aperture Library to a new drive preserving the hard links?

Due to low disk space on my internal drive I had to carry out the migration of my 300GB Aperture Library to the new Photos app on an external drive. The libraries currently reside in the following ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine?

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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How to debug Firefox crashes on Mac

I'm running Firefox 37.0.1 on OSX 10.10 and I'm always getting crashe. It's pretty much fresh out of the box, so this concerns me that there might be an underlying problem that's perhaps maybe not ...
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Get Syncthing working

I want to install a sync service between phone (Android) and laptop (OSX). I'm not a big fan of Dropbox, so I've tried Btsync. That worked for me until recently, but with the completely new setup I ...
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Mac Terminal theme - text-colors not working

I'm using the Mac Terminal more frequently and was using the Homebrew theme (green text, black background). Now I wanted to set a new theme which had different text colors. The one I tried using was ...
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how to tag a folder in a hidden directory in OS X

In OS X is there a way to tag a folder inside of a hidden directory or tag the hidden directory itself? As a workaround I create aliases of those folders and place them somewhere visible and tag ...
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Is there a way to change the keyboard shortcuts for an application in OSX?

I'd like to know if it's possible to change the key bindings for menu selections in OS X? In particular, when I'm using Firefox and I want to bring up the Network developer tools panel, the keyboard ...
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Magic Mouse doesn't reconnect after sleep - Yosemite

i had an interessting issue with my MacBook Pro and the Magic Mouse after upgrading to 10.10.3. Every time I went to a meeting and disconnected everything from my MBP (USB Keyboard, ext. Display, ...
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Launchd process stalls Firefox startup on Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.2

I have long wait times up to 2 to 3 minutes when starting web browsers Firefox and Safari. Looked at Activity monitor and saw "launchd" taking up 98% of memory. CPU Time was 1.40.93 at the time. I ...
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How to disable facebook chat notification only on OS X?

I've set up the Messenger app by Apple to work with the Facebook messenger through XMPP so the Facebook tab doesn't have to stay opened in Chrome. And I've also set up my facebook account in OS X so ...
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Batch create PDFs by combining all PDFs in folders [duplicate]

I have hundreds of folders full of PDFs. I would like to create a PDF out of each folder called the name of that folder. For example, "folder_name_1" has 10 PDFs. I want to convert it to a PDF ...
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change mac appearance color (from blue and graphite)

The choice of either Blue or Graphite in Appearance looks so poor and sad. I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 but the same ever boring colors have been in all versions. Screenshot: is there ANY way ...
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Can Windows Viruses/malwares infect mac osx if installed through Wine?

I am relatively new to OSX in general, I started using it two weeks only, the app Wineskin (a.k.a Wine in Linux environment) is used to run a Windows application inside osx by creating the correct ...
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atd stopped working on OS X 10.10.3

I'm using OS X Yosemite, just updated to 10.10.3 and the at command and related (atq, atrm etc) have stopped working. Has atd been disabled in the latest 10.10.3? If so how do I investigate and ...
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Mac > Microsoft Word 2011 > changes shape color against my will

Do this... create a new Word doc draw a shape remove all formatting from it except a single flat color go to fill color in the ribbon & choose the "More Colors" option bring up the "RGB Sliders" ...
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Changing the Accept header for a session with Chrome

If I want to change the user agent string for an entire session, I can start Chrome from the command line with the user agent switch, e.g. open ~/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args ...
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grub-update and “/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem”

I've got a Debian 7 Wheezy (stable release) and my GRUB suddenly refuses to see one of my partitions. It is an OS X HFS+ partition on the GPT disk. This behavior was introduced in the month or so and ...
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Under Mac OS X, can I choose to use the Wireless connection for some specific traffic and the Wired connection for the rest?

Background: I am currently using Mac OS X Mavericks in a professional network where there is a difference in access between the Ethernet and WiFi networks. Specific to my case, when using the WiFi ...
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Trying to find the UUID of a USB flash drive using diskutil vs system_profiler

I am trying to get the Volume UUID of a USB flash drive using the command line on a Mac. I tried using: system_profiler SPUSBDataType And I get the Volume UUID of two out of the three USB flash ...
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OSX (10.9.5) running out of open files with Time Machine to shared drive

I mounted an external drive as a shared resource and made it available on my local network using AFP. That machine and another machine use it for Time Machine backups. Eventually the machine where the ...
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How to share guest (Ubuntu) internet with host (MacOS) using vmware?

My new usb-wifi dongle only properly works with Linux. I successfully set it up in my Ubuntu vmware-vm and shared the vm's internet connection. I checked that by connecting to the internet from ...
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UNIX Command to Determine Mac OS Version on a Specific HD

(For some reason, the DeployStudio forums aren't accepting new members at the moment, so I'm hoping you folks can help me out) I'm in the midst of exploring using DeployStudio for a series of test ...
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How to get health data from my iPhone?

I'm a Mac/iPhone lucky owner and also a big fan of data analysis. Maybe someone know how to import personal health data from my iPhone to my Mac?