OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) is the 11th major release of Mac OS X, currently in Beta.

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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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how can I dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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What can I do when I get a “Cannot Allocate Memory” error after restoring a disk image?

I've downloaded Mac OS X Mountain Lion today and wanted to backup the installation image to a USB drive for later. I've created a new empty partition of at least 8 GB size on the external drive using ...
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How do I open a checked out file in a Perforce depot with an external editor on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm using p4v on OS X 10.8. Before I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I could double click a checked out file in a changelist under the "Pending" tab and the file would open in the external editor specified ...
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tail a file without wrapping the lines on a mac

I want to tail -f a file that may contain very long lines. I would also like to see one line per screen line and scroll to the side if necessary, much like Vim's zL and zH, so no line wrapping, Is ...
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Why does the “last” command wipe its log every time I run it?

I manage a Mac OS X 10.8.5 server and use the last command to check who’s been logging in. However, about three weeks ago, I noticed that every time I would run it the log would clear itself. It ...
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iPhone Simulator document directory not found in iOS 8

I am using OS X Yosemite ver 10.10, xcode Version 6.1 (6A1052d), iPhone simulator iOS 8.1 (12B411). I can't find the Developer folder in Library. i NSLog(@"Simualtor Directory %@",[[[NSFileManager ...
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Opening an .IMG file in Mac OS X

I have a few videos that are .IMG and are not getting mounted on my Mac. It says “File Not Recognised.” The same files always mounted on my Windows 7 using Daemon Tools, but it is not working on the ...
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OS X RDP to Windows Server 2012

I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session. It will be from OSX 10.8.4 to Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431). I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac. I have disabled Network Level ...
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Multiline Equation won't center and align on equals sign

I have a multiline equation which I wish to align on the '=' and center the equation block on the page. I have selected align on '=' and center as a group, however the equation group becomes left ...
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Applescript create event in calendar, how do I remove the default alert?

Running 10.8 Mountain Lion, I'm trying to create a new event with Applescript like this: set theDate to (current date) tell application "Calendar" tell calendar "Calendar" set timeString ...
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EFI partition malware?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, running 10.8.2 and was worried that the laptop may have been tampered with while left unattended for a few days while abroad in Asia. I have mounted my EFI partition using: ...
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OS X Mountain Lion Apache Forbidden

I follow this guide: native lamp stack macos x I created Sites/hello/ folder and htdocs folder in hello. When I ping hello.dev -> I see 404 when I try localhost/~username/hello -> Forbidden ...
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OS X Keychain Won't Stop Popping Up

The OS X Keychain keeps on popping up on my Mountain Lion Macbook. As soon as I log into my user/admin account, I'm assaulted by three Keychain prompts, one after the other: Messages Agent wants to ...
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Wifi on iMac Constantly Dropping

I have had this iMac for a couple of years, and I have had constant issues with the wifi periodically disconnecting (only recently cared because I have actually started using it). I have recently ...
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How to intelligently sync two directories under OSX

This may seem like a simple request at first glance, but I believe it is not due to some critical subtleties I wish to keep track of. Here is the scenario: I have a directory on my home workstation, ...
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Terminal blank, .bash_profile broken

I was following a tutorial for configuring OS X Mountain Lion and somehow after editing the bash_profile I can't run the terminal properly. The terminal starts just fine but is blank, if a wait long ...
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Permanently reject Bluetooth pairing request

There's some keyboard device that attempts to pair with my iMac about every 30 seconds. The reject button only removes it temporarily. Same with the disconnect. Discoverable is already off for the ...
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Move Vagrant dir somewhere else

I have installed Vagrant on my Mac OsX Mountain Lion using .dmg package. By default files went to my /Applications directory. So now I have /Applications/Vagrant with bin and embeded dirs inside. ...
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How to make ls command not show Icon? files?

I have a folder (say, Downloads) with a custom icon. When I execute cd Downloads and then ls, it displays Icon? Subfolder1 Subfolder2 How can I make the ls command skip (thus not showing) ...
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How to install KeePass on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using KeePass on Windows. It's a very nice application. Now I want to run it on my Mac. The instructions on the download page are too techy and I don't have prior experience with Macs. How can I ...
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Can't Connect to Terminal Server with Mac OS X Client

I downloaded Microsoft's RDP client for Mac OSX and when I try to connect to the Terminal Server at work it won't allow me to connect. I get the following error: Microsoft Error Reporting log ...
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Mac won't boot into safe mode

Mac boots fine normally, except when in safe mode. Holding down shift when booting gets me to the progress bar on the grey screen. Progress bar gets about half way before mac reboots. I modified ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my Windows 7 partition. Unfortunately it is not finding any bluetooth devices. I have no issues whatsoever on the OSX partition ...
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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How to get rEFInd working with FileVault 2 on OSX 10.8

I installed rEFInd on my new Macbook Air which I planned on using to do a dual boot to Linux, but prior to installing Linux, I decided to encrypt my drive. I knew I was going to do this, so I had ...
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Hosts file on Mountain Lion stopped working suddenly

I have used my hosts file (located in /private/etc/hosts) several months to block distracting websites during the work day. This worked all well until now. Today it suddenly stopped working. Some ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen in OSX Mountain Lion?

If I have a window on my desktop in OSX Mountain Lion, I see an icon in the top right corner o the window, made of two diagonal arrows pointing away from each other. I can click this to put the app in ...
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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Outlook for Mac 2008 & “This message is no longer available on the server”

I recently helped my client to transfer his mailaccount from a Microsoft Outlook 2003 (POP) box to a new, transfered IMAP account. He moved all the mails that where saved on that Outlook 2003 ...
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How to configure network shared folder permissions

I have setup a local shared folder between my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion) and my Desktop PC (Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit). On my Mac, the configuration looks like this: ...
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How can I pinch to change icon size in OS X Mountain Lion?

Recently I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. SL had this nice slider in the finder you could use to change icon sizes really easily. I also remember being able to use the Magic Trackpad and ...
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Override bootcamp minimum USB size?

I am trying to install 64 bit Windows 8 on my Mac Machine (Mountain Lion OSX) using a USB as a boot drive. For some reason bootcamp requires atlesst a 8GB USB. I however only have a 4GB USB. Is there ...
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How to keep group-writeable shares on Samba with OSX clients?

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. ...
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How do you add Dimension columns in all folders on a Mac?

On my MacBook Pro 17" running Mountain Lion, in Finder I can go to the Pictures (and Movies) folder and, in column view, I can right click on the head of the columns and add 'Dimensions'. The problem ...
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Nginx on OSX 8 (Mountain Lion) won't start - dyld: Library not loaded

I recently decided to ditch MAMP for NGINX as it's what I use in production. So far I have: Installed XCode's GCC module. Installed Homebrew Installed NGINX What I've tried: Uninstalling ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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AppleScript: Open a new window in current space without switching to active window in another space

I want to have an application open a new window in the current space without switching to a space in which a window is already open, but I want to keep the When switching to an application, ...
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How To Keep Wi-Fi On Even When Your Mac Sleeps?

Whenever I want to download something which is over a gigabyte, I leave my computer, so the download could happen smooth and fast, but that's not to be, when my computer goes to sleep, and the Wi-Fi ...
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Why does launchd keep killing processes

I've noticed my system.log is getting flooded with messages like this: May 5 12:56:08 macpro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.qtkittrustedmoviesservice[8568]): Exited: Killed: 9 May 5 12:56:08 ...
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Use camera to control applications on Mac OSX

Is there a way I can use the camera on my Macbook Pro to control the applications on my desktop? I would like to be able to wave to use waving gestures to change between apps, show the app expose, ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...
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osx: launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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Disable clamshell mode in OS X Mountain Lion

I am running OS X 10.8.5 with an external monitor, and whenever I close the lid of my laptop it automatically goes into clamshell mode so that all the screen contents switch to the external monitor. ...
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Simple way to replace Dock Finder and Finder Sidebar icons?

I am trying to do several things without getting into the 'Terminal' scenario. Is there a simple way and/or application to use to change the 'Finder' Dock icon and to change the 'Finder' Sidebar ...
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Why can't I block Facebook using /etc/hosts on Mountain Lion?

It worked for a while in the old configuration, but then stopped working for some reason. Here is my /etc/hosts file from my Mountain Lion MacBook Air: 127.0.0.1 reddit.com www.reddit.com 127.0.0.1 ...
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Why did NTFS-3G via Homebrew stop working?

I followed the directions here: NTFS-3G via Homebrew installation If you have [Homebrew][5], installing NTFS support is as easy as running the following in a terminal: brew install ntfs-3g ...
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OS X File number

I just noticed in File Viewer (random all-files reader) on OS X, that all files have a Misc. attribute called "File Number". It contains values like 17022656, 17022354 and 435457. I tried to look ...
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Remove file extension in OS X using Terminal

Problem: I have some 200+ files named something in line with "DSC01852.JPG.jpg". I would like to remove the file extension so the result becomes "DSC01852.JPG". Any suggestions? I looked at the mv ...