Questions tagged [osx-yosemite]

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Highlighting tool overlap with multiple lines in Mac Preview on Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. When I try to highlight two lines of text on Preview, the highlight overlaps, which looks really horrible. Is there a way to control the height (size) of the ...
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OSX smooth scrolling in tmux

I'm SSH'ing into a linux box using iTerm2. On that box I run tmux 1.6. I have enabled mouse mode: set -g mode-mouse on This works fine, and I can scroll when using tail, but it's not the same ...
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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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“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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Can I remove “teh” from the dictionary in Mac OSX Yosemite?

I've never had use of the word "teh". Not even certain it's actually a word beyond "Urban Dictionary" definitions. However, "teh" is a common typo, hence the urban dictionary entry. And it is a typo ...
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Yosemite: is there a way to define a default application to open unknown file types?

I'm on Yosemite, I've got the feeling to waste a lot of time choosing an App every time the Finder doesn't know how to handle a file type. I would like to say a simple thing: by default, use ...
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MAMP in MAC Yosemite SSL,WSGI

I installed MAMP after testing with XAMPP , I require to install Openssl or generate SSL certificates and a controller in wsgi run in XAMPP not make it but I wonder if someone can help me configure ...
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OS X Yosemite fonts jagged/blurry on external monitor

Anyone have any suggestions on possible fixes for jagged text on my external monitor hooked up to my rMBP? I am using an ASUS MX279H monitor. The text is pretty jagged everywhere. Safari, Messages, ...
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Update Emoji font on older Mac OS?

I'm using OS X Yosemite, which I don't want to update to the latest due to compatibility and performance issues. But I want to update the emoji font used by Messages to match the latest iOS. ...
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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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matlab 2015b java crash

I get a Java crash whenever I do anything in Matlab 2015b in Yosemite : such as opening Matlab. There were patches issued for earlier Matlab releases, but nothing for 2015. Please explain how to ...
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TeamViewer sign in working on Macs, “Sign in request failed! The server did not respond. Please try again.”

I used TeamViewer on multiple computers and have no problems except with one of my Macs. I cannot log into the “Computers and Contacts” panel on the right side. When I try it spins for a while and I ...
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external keyboard to behave in OSX as it would do in Windows

I'm struggling to configure under OSX Yosemite a Logitech K270 wireless keyboard to behave the same as it would do under Windows. The keyboard is paired to a mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro. What I ...
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Kernel task memory is not released in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I was working on a large Illustrator project in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) which takes up 4.5GB+ memory but after I save and quit the application, my kernel task has still 4.8GB in it and not being ...
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How to change or disable software update policy on OS X Yosemite

I once took my personal iMac to work and enterprise policy settings have been downloaded unto it. I am trying to download the OS X EL Capitan beta and I keep getting the software update policy on the ...
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Emacs Rmail Gmail - No Mail

I am trying to setup Rmail to read my Gmail account. I have tried following the instructions on emacswiki: (setenv "MAILHOST" "pop3server") (setq rmail-primary-inbox-list '("po:username") ...
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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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Mac Terminal Display Column of the Cursor

How I can display the column position of either the cursor or the mouse pointer. Using the terminal on OSX 10.10 edited --- I wanted to know which character was the R in over for example. I ...
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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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Is there a way for me to manage my iCloud settings from the terminal?

I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and would like to administer my iCloud settings (login, which services - Mail, Calendar, Notes - should be used, etc.) Is there a way for me to manage this via the ...
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MacBook Pro retina 2013 with Yosemite 10.10.3: Severe Wi-Fi issues only on main account

In the last few weeks my MacBook Pro has developed increasingly severe Wi-Fi problems. At first it would drop connection every 10 minutes or so, but now it cannot find a network at all. In fact, the ...
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Transferring Files Over Ethernet to Network Storage Kills Internet Connection

I have an Airport Extreme router (newest model) with a USB drive attached that I transfer files to. My Mac Pro (3,1 running latest Yosemite) is connected to this router via Ethernet, and I've been ...
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Terminal suddenly disappeared from my MacOS Yosemite

I just had to reboot for the first time in weeks... after the reboot, I noticed that two elements were missing from my dock: Unity3D and my Terminal (more precisely, they had been replaced with ...
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Change File Extension dialog box not responding to selection

I was attempting to rename a file and change its extension from .notes to .txt to after pressing return. I get these options: and then I pressed tab and chose Use .txt option. I then pressed return ...
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Strange “Verizon Mobile” volume mounted on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

After recently installing Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), I find this Verizon Mobile volume mounted even though I don’t use Verizon at all (currently subscribed to AT&T) and never installed anything ...
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Detect bad shutdowns in OSX

Is there a way to detect bad shutdowns in OS X? The best I can come up with is parsing /var/log/system.log for lines like this: 12118 Jan 28 21:51:38 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1422492698 0 ...
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How can you minimize full screen apps in OSX Yosemite?

I like keeping my windows full screen. However, when any application is full screen, the yellow button in the upper left becomes grey and is not clickable. How can I minimize the window without ...
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Why does Xcode 6.1 always ask for admin password for developer tools each new login

This is annoying. I keep separate accounts for security and don't remember having this problem (feature?) on Mavericks. I am on Yosemite and using Xcode 6.1. Every first time use of Xcode I have to ...
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Macbook Pro shutting down on its own after sleep

My Macbook Pro 2013 (upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite) keeps shutting down on its own after I put it to sleep by closing the lid. It used to be that this happened a few hours after I closed it--...
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How can I make VLC stream continuously?

I'am trying to watch a movie in VLC. The movie is in a local SMB share via wireless and I'm using a Mac 10.10. When I start the movie, it starts downloading at 7MB/s for a few seconds (which is good) ...
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Yosemite Launchpad Editing or Editor?

Is there an editor for the Yosemite Launchpad available? I'd like to quickly set up folders and screens. The old one is no longer supported. If not, how do I edit the file responsible for the layout? ...
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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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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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Remove AutoFill in Gmail Login

When I try to login to Gmail after clicking "sign in with a different account" via the Login Page to use one of my non-regular emails, I get Suggestions. The suggestions are mostly times I messed up ...
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Filevault recovery issue on dead Macbook OS X Yosemite

My daughter spilled rum into her MacBook, and it has died. No screen, no proper boot, just a ping when first turned on. The harddrive did survive, but when I attach it to my Mac mini, there are no ...
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Broken zsh with chmod; trying to fix with compaudit

I have Homebrew zsh as my shell. I don't have root on my machine, but I do have an additional account with elevated privileges -- this is just how it's been set up by my work and I can't do anything ...
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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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OSX 10.10.5 Kernel Panic with no Log of Crash

I've been having an issue recently with a MacBook Pro 13'. It seems to randomly crash to a grey error screen, stating "Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds ...
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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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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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Mac. Did not EJECT external HD

I failed to EJECT my External hard drive before removing the USB plug. Now my Mac does not recognise the HD when I plug it in. How can I properly EJECT it?
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Why can I access the internet in a browser but not the terminal?

I can browse the internet using Chrome and Safari, but when I use the terminal, I can not. When I try to ssh in the terminal, I get "request timed out" and when I try to ping I get "3 packets ...
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Downgrading from El Capitan to Yosemite

I need to downgrade mac os x on one computer, from El Capitan to Yosemite. No Time Machine backups were done so i need to go with the os x bootable installer. The problem is Yosemite does not ...
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Is OS X still using Mach as kernel and why did they move it?

When I updated to Yosemite I found out that Mach_kernel was no longer present in root (I develop a lot so I have show all hidden files set to YES). After a bit of searching I found the new location of ...
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find and replace arry in plist

I'll try to find and replace an array in a plist. I can write with defaults write an array without an problem, but I can not delete an array. The plist is: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple....
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How do I disable su on Macbook Yosemite?

I'm taking my macbook into the shop for service. I want to create an account that has no access to anything but its own user directory. In Yosemite, when I create a new account without administrator ...
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Preview very slow on OSX Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from 2011 with 4GB RAM and an i5, running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. Since recently, Preview is ridiculously slow, taking long to start up, but periodically freezing for about 5-10 ...
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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 display original icon preview of epub books on OS X

epub books on desktop or in finder directory don't show icon preview as its own, but only generally show iBooks.app icon, how to show icon preview as epub books' original cover.
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RTL8188CUS Yosemite Drvier?

I'm trying to get the generic wifi adapter to work on Yosemite and days of Googling has left me with numerous downloaded drivers but nothing worked. I noticed that the wifi utility gets installed but ...