Questions tagged [osx-yosemite]

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redirect 127.0.0.2:80 to 127.0.0.1:3000 using pfctl

Background I'm trying to make a redirection setup to make it so that when I make a request to example.com it would be redirected to 127.0.0.1:3000. I know that I can map example.com to 127.0.0.2 via ...
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How can I resize the too big Open File dialog in OSX?

Somehow the open file dialog in Chrome ended up being bigger in height than my screen so I can't resize it back. Here's a full screen screenshot: Reopening chrome / restarting OSX does not fix the ...
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Using an external drive for application storage in Mac OS X 10.10

I have just upgraded my Mac Mini (Mac Mini 2.6Ghz i7 16Gb RAM) to use a 256GB SSD for the boot drive. I have successfully installed Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite as my OS, with a clean installation. I ...
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Installing Generic USB Wifi Dongle to OSX

I purchased an old Mac Pro to use as a home server. It has no WiFi card. I have a generic Wireless N USB dongle. I got it a long time ago and it's not branded. Windows installs the drivers ...
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“Trying to connect” error in Google Docs on Safari

Beginning a few months ago, I started receiving a significant number of "Trying to connect" errors when using Google Docs in Safari. I can load the page fine, and I can even start using it, but ...
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How to set CPU frequency on OSX?

My colleagues have been complaining about my computer making too much noise, and they're constantly asking me to do something about it. On my Linux, I used to set a lower CPU frequency to avoid ...
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hot key to move one window to another screen (mac osx 10.10)

Is there a hot key to move one window (say chrome browser) from one screen another screen for multiple monitors? I'm using mac osx 10.10
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What is the sleep and Lock key board shortcut for MacBook Pro

Sleep and Lock are 2 different things. How to do it in mac. It always goes to sleep. Like if I have set a file on download and I want it to lock it but it goes to sleep. Please let me know how to ...
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lsregister, msd and Dock using ~100% of CPU in Yosemite

Upgraded to Yosemite 7 days ago on my 2013 MBA and CPU has not stopped maxing out on 2 instances of lsregister (one for my username and one for root), one instance of mds and one instance of Dock ...
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SonicWall Global VPN on a Mac?

I use the SonicWall Gobal VPN Client on Windows to connect to a VPN. Is it possible to use this VPN on Yosemite without having to install third-part software, just creating a new connection on ...
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How to stop Chrome from using 100% CPU after standby

So when I open up the computer again after standby Chrome starts to use 100% CPU by itself without me doing anything. It last for about 10-20 seconds. The problem is that my battery health is around ...
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How to delete “Other” and “Apps” data files in Mac OS X?

I am on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and can’t for the life of me figure out how to get rid of a bunch of junk that has accumulated on my MacBook Air. I only use my Mac for word processing and some ...
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How to do a Diskpart Clean on OS X

Is there a way to perform the equivalent of (Windows') diskpart clean via MacOS X? I have to completely bomb some drives so that they can be formatted correctly in a buffalo Linkstation that I have. ...
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sed gives “illegal byte sequence” error when trying to replace a character

I am using the “Terminal” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am trying to delete all occurrences of a from a file, by using sed: sed 's/a//g' file Which gives me the following error: sed: RE error: ...
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How to get the duration of multiple video files in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosmite)

A folder of 10 video files, how to get the total duration of them? BTW, I have tried (Command+Control+I) and it doesn’t show the total duration.
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iPhone contacts doesn't get sync via iCloud to Mac (iOS 8.1, Yosemite)

I have my iCloud account setup, Contacts app checked. Everything is set up properly. New contacts on Mac got synced to iPhone. However, new contacts I created on iPhone doesn't appear on Mac. How do I ...
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client - Multiple Profiles

I'm using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (3.1.05187) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D136). I use multiple VPN Server and whenever I switch to ...
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Forgot password for external hard drive

I created a password for WD Elements 2T USB 3.0 external hard drive and I just forgot it. Is there a way to retrieve it or a workaround? My operating system is OS X Yosemite
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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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How to hide all windows except one in macOS?

I've been using Mac (running Yosemite 10.10) for over a year now and I can't figure one thing out. I have a lot of windows opened at once usually, then there's a point at which I want to drag & ...
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How can I move a mailbox from Apple Mail to Dropbox?

I am using OS X Yosemite and Apple Mail. I am a realtor and I create a new mailbox in Mail.app for each transaction. When a deal is complete, I would like to move the mailbox to the cloud for ...
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How do I use uncompyle6

I am new to Python. I have version 2.7.11 installed on my MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5. I am trying to figure this out because I would like to decompile the scripts to the Native Instruments ...
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How can I open a specific port on my macOS Yosemite (10.10) system?

I have a Java based server (jar file) and it is running on port 8080. It is running well on my localhost, but I can't access it through other networks I think it's a firewall issue. So first, I ...
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Navigate variables in Visual code for Mac

I am using visual code for Mac version to write python code for several projects of mine. I have noticed that while in my Linux system when I am using VS code I can navigate to the definitions of ...
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“Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert after computer goes to sleep USB3 only

Ok so this is a relatively new one for me, I recently upgraded my computer, both to Yosemite and installing a USB3 Card from Sonnet. I have downloaded the drivers for the Sonnet card, and everything ...
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SSH does not connect - Operation timed out

Since this morning I'm getting the following error message when trying to connect to my remote Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine via ssh from a MacBook Air Yosemite 10.10.1. ssh_exchange_identification: read: ...
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Find Wi-Fi password on Mac without admin rights

Usually one can just go into Keychain Access and then click ‘Show password’. Then, macOS asks for the admin password, you type it in and it spits it out. But, I do not know the admin password. Also, ...
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Upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan - 'No Packages Available for Install' - Create Bootable USB Drive in Windows

I have a new-to-me early-2009 iMac. It came to me without any updates since early 2016 and I decided to update it from OSX Yosemite to El Capitan (the last version supported on this hardware.) I ...
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PureOS ISO (on USB) unavailable for boot (EFI) on Mac OS X

Goal Replace OS X with PureOS on my old Mac. I essentially want to give PureOS a go and buy a Librem PC if it works out. Issue PureOS doesn't appear in the boot 'drive' choices when I restart my ...
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Modify routing table for VPN split tunnel (OS X)

I researched information about the route command but need a bit of extra help. I'm using the built in VPN PPTP client in OS X 10.10.5 (yup yup) and a remote Asus router as the VPN host. The Asus has ...
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script needed to Reset group permission to enclosed items in folder OS X Yosemite

Error with Excel document falling read only on server shared document. i'm looking for a script to apply "group" folder permission to all included files.Every day at a specific time 8pm.to fix ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite - How to Disable Automatic Logout when idle?

It appears that since I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and fiddled with some of the energy saver and screen saver settings, that my user is logged out due to inactivity. Where is the setting where I can ...
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OSX 10.10 select perl 5.16 instead of 5.18

I find that my OSX 10.10 comes with perl 5.16 and 5.18. By default, when I run perl, I am using perl 5.18. Is there way for me to run perl 5.16 when I run perl command? admins-Mac-mini:~ ...
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DNS config has no effect

Neither this /etc/resolv.conf: domain example.com nameserver 192.xxx.xxx.xxx nameserver 130.xxx.xxx.xxx Nor this scutil output: $ scutil --dns DNS configuration resolver #1 search domain[0] : ...
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The application “SomeApp.app” can’t be opened

Problem: after downloading an application in OS X Yosemite (10.10.x) trying to open the application (either from the command-line or by double-clicking the application) produces a dialog saying "The ...
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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Exit command that doesn't result in 'Process Complete'?

I see that exit 1 in a shell script results in the 'Process complete' message, causing the shell to become unresponsive. Is there a way to use the exit command and return to a prompt? I don't want to ...
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Talk command only shows “Checking for invitation on caller's machine”

The talk command on Yosemite doesn't work and the /etc/inetd.conf file is nowhere to be found. Why is this file no longer included with OS X and why doesn't talk work anymore? Running talk just says: ...
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OS X network routing issue trying to use 2 interfaces

I am having issues with routing on my Mac(OS X Mojave), I have two network interfaces set up on separate networks, 12.20.10.191 for en0 and 170.16.20.69 for en1. I have set up routing using route -...
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Wi-Fi still connected while MacBook in sleep mode

My brand new MacBook is still connected with Wi-Fi even after I put it in sleep mode. I discovered this when I pinged the MacBook's IP address from another machine accidentally. Is this normal? Or a ...
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What is the address I need to go to on my phone to access locally hosted (laptop) website?

I started a simple web server using: python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 in directory = ~/Dropbox/Distro My host name is "bob" How do I access the website from my phone on the same network? Using the ...
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multiple installation usb osx

I am trying to set up a usb drive with three different installers for OSX (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite) using the following guide as a reference: http://www.tonymacx86.com/mac-software/...
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OSx : User appear in /Users but not in Preferences/Users And Groups

So I have these users in /Users But in Preferences -> Users and Groups some users don't show up. When I open the command line the the prompt looks like it's shown in the screen shot. So I have two ...
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kernel_task cpu usage 300% plus long press power button to start Mac Air

I'm having Mac Air 13inch 2014 having 4 gb memory and 120 gb Hard disk , from the few days i have been facing a problem that kernel_task is taking 300% of my cpu and my mac is running very slow and ...
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How do I transfer operating system Mac OS Yosemite to external hard drive?

I want to take the operating system from internal drive and copy it to an external drive that I can boot into. I am doing this so I can use disc utility from external system and run disc utilities on ...
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Where to find Mac pictures after a computer hard drive crash?

This is my problem, my computer's hard drive crashed and I am currently using Linux to try and find my photos and back them up, but I can't find the file where most of the photos are. I did find some ...
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Cannot delete a file on a Windows USB flash drive on a Mac. Locked as “You can only read…” in the Finder

I copied a movie on to a USB flash drive from my Windows computer. Now I am using that USB flash drive on my Mac and I am unable to delete that file. The file info looks like this Any idea how I can ...
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Is there a shortcut for rotating the screen in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

Is there a shortcut for rotating the screen in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? If there is not a default shortcut, is there a way to assign one?
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can't ping from mac host to windows guest in virtual box

I am trying to ping to the windows 7 guest in virtual machine from mac host. but I get below message ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 5 I set bridged-network in network ...
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Open files limit does not work as before in OSX Yosemite [duplicate]

I just updated the Mac OS X to Yosemite, and now some applications do not work (IBM DB2). I know that I need to set the Open Files to 65000, however the command does not work. Andress-MBP:~ root# ...

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