Questions tagged [osx-yosemite]

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How do you disable the window switch animation when switching spaces with Mission Control?

In Snow Leopard, I had the window switch animation disabled when I quick-key between spaces. Now that it's Mission Control in Lion, there's a long animation during which all my desktop icons disappear ...
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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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Curl local host names on Mac OS X Yosemite

I just upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite, and now curl can't see loopback host names. Set up a simple http server to test: $ python -m SimpleHTTPServer Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8000 ... Now I ...
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How can I become root in Yosemite? [duplicate]

I have a late 2013 Mac Pro running Yosemite. How can I become root in Yosemite? There is no root user listed in Users & Groups under System Preferences... I need help to be able to be root so I ...
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Cannot use Cmd+Enter in Google result page to open links in new tabs after upgrading to Yosemite

I enabled Google result page's shortkeys, so when searching for something, in the result page, pressing down arrow on my keyboard would make the pointer arrow to point to the first result, and that ...
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Safari dosen't open anymore “reopen”

I cant open Safari anymore! :( Every time I try it opens a window with this message instead: Process: Safari [336] Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari ...
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Yosemite Installation Error while Extracting Files [duplicate]

I'm getting this error: OS X could not be installed on your computer An error occurred while extracting files from the package "Essentials.pkg". Quit the installer to restart your computer ...
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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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Google Chrome quits unexpectedly

A few hours ago Chrome closed on my MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and there's no way to recover it. Everytime I try to launch it quits with the message "Google Chrome has quit unexpectedly", ...
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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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Chrome User Data: where, aside from Library, might it be?

I accidentally quit Chrome; I'd like to be sure that I can get back all the tabs that were open. (I'm typing this from Safari). I've read that it should be possible to get them back via Recent Tabs, ...
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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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Reinstall Ruby framework on OS X Yosemite

I installed home brew on Yosemite and it messed up the System built-in framework. I couldn't use the Ruby gems already installed or the new ones installed after Homebrew. Instead of fixing all the ...
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Error installing Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a 512GB SSD in my 2010 MacBook

The Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) installer fails to extract any files onto my drive: OS X could not be installed on your computer An error occurred while extracting files from the package "...
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Preview.app always crashes

Since yesterday, my 10.9 Preview.app always crashes when opening any file. When I open it, it asks whether to reopen older windows; If I choose yes it crashes. If I choose not to and select a file it ...
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Shortcut key for toggling Yosemite's Notification Center between “Today” and “Notifications” views

Is there any way to use a shortcut key to toggle between the "Today" and "Notifications" views in Yosemite's Notification Center? I have a shortcut key assigned to open up the Notification Center, ...
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dnsmasq not working without internet connection in OS X Yosemite

No0b here. I have been trying to setup a local environment for web development on OS X Yosemite using these approaches (http://passingcuriosity.com/2013/dnsmasq-dev-osx/ and http://mallinson.ca/osx-...
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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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Scrolling in terminal (OS X) when running tail -f and ssh-ed into a machine yields some strange characters

I'm ssh-ed into a remote machine and running tail -f. Every time I scroll up/down using the trackpad, it yields some strange characters, like OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OOB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[O This didn't ...
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Extract multiple sections of pages from a pdf

I have a ton of pdf files (past exams), of which only two sections of pages (about 8 pages each) are relevant to me. I'd like to extract the two sections into a separate file for each of them. I used ...
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How to get Eclipse to detect Java

I have always been able to use Eclipse without a problem. I had it installed on my Mac but when I switched to Yosemite I removed it. Now I have installed it again, but when I try to compile my Java ...
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How to point MacVim to the right perl on OSX 10.10?

When I try to use MacVim from the command line, I get dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/Perl/5.12/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/libperl.dylib Referenced from: /Applications/MacVim.app/...
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Blank Macbook pro with no operating system. Trying to fix [duplicate]

I'm trying to fix a 2010 MacBook Pro. It had Yosemite 10.10. It was running slow, so I performed a factory reset. Unfortunately, when I tried to re-install Yosemite 10.10, it prompted me with an Apple ...
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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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Symlinking executable surrounded with dylib not working

The executable $ /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/WolframKernel works fine: Mathematica 10.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) Copyright 1988-2014 Wolfram Research, Inc. In[1]:= However if ...
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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 ...