Questions tagged [osx-yosemite]

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How to copy Unix file path in OS X Yosemite

When I try to get the path of a file using ⌘ (Command)+I, it gives the path in a different way. I see this only after updating to Yosemite. It is not a text. How do I get it in the format /Users/...
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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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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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How can I get rid of GoogleVoiceAndVideoAccelSetup on Mac Os Yosemite?

Can you please see the attached image: I have no idea where these came from and I can not get rid of them.. The eject buttons next to them do not seem to do any work. This happened after Yosemite ...
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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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Can’t launch daemon with launchctl in Yosemite

I have a launchd daemon placed in ~/Library/LaunchAgents that worked well in Mavericks. But it won’t start in Yosemite public beta. The daemon plist is like this (my username is darksair with UID ...
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How do I remove a VirtualBox host only network adapter

On OS X, 10.10, if I start a Vagrant based VirtualBox VM that is configured with a host only network adapter and then destroy that VM and attempt to re-create it with the VMware provider the vboxnet# ...
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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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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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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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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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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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Ruby installation issues with RVM

I've been following the directions at http://installrails.com to get my Macbook Air setup for some ruby work but I am running in any issue with RVM. When I try to install Ruby I get the following ...
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OS X Yosemite - Too many files open

I recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite....headaches ensued I'm pretty sure my problem lies w/ the number of files I can open - but I'm not sure how to solve it. I'm also pretty sure I've ...
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Trackpad scroll in Yosemite's terminal broken, now only showing command history

Since upgrading to OS X Yosemite I have been experiencing this sporadic issue where I suddenly lose the ability to scroll up/down in terminal using my trackpad. Scrolling on the trackpad will instead ...
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Unable to launch application in tmux

I get this error when I try to launch Sublime Text or SourceTree from tmux: $ subl Unable to launch Sublime Text 2 $ stree Unable to open SourceTree It seems that I can't open os x apps either: $ ...
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Disable auto launching of Photos application on Mac OSX Yosemite & El Capitan

I'm aware that there are solutions existing that allow you to prevent auto launch of applications such as iphoto or the newer replacement, Photos on a per device basis through the UI of Photos itself, ...
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MATLab crashes on launch OS X Yosemite

I've just installed the OS X Yosemite beta and can't open MATLab 2014a. It displays this error dialog: Does anyone have any ideas as to how this could be resolved?
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X11 window doesn't take up whole screen in OS X Yosemite

I'm running a remote piece of software on my macbook via ssh (Lumerical FDTD Solutions). When I open this software GUI, it opens an X11 window. I'm having issues resizing my X11 window. The top of ...
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How can I remove apps from Launchpad in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

Is there a way to delete unwanted app icons from Launchpad without using any management app? This is possible in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) using some commands in the “Terminal;” but what about Mac OS X 10....
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Tar archive won't unpack – “Path contains '..'”

The name of the file 2014-12-12 04-00-01.tar. I executed the command: tar xvf 2014-12-12\ 04-00-01.tar The output is many lines of the form: x ../server/: Path contains '..' And then a few of the ...
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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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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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“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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How to set system and user-wide umask in OS X Yosemite?

In previous OS X versions we used launchd-user.conf and launchd.conf to set umask values for our client workstations. This does not appear to work in OSX Yosemite. How to set system and user-wide ...
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On OS X, can you force Chrome to open a new window on your current desktop rather than switch to the desktop that currently has Chrome opened?

Say I have Desktop 1 (D1) and Desktop 2 (D2). I am currently focused on D2 and want to open a new Chrome window but there is already a window open in D1. I want to make it so that when I click the ...
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Really stop Apache 2.4 from running on Yosemite

I tried to start and stop Apache, I tried to stop Apache twice to make sure I should have been stopped Mac-mini:~ jeud$ sudo apachectl start Mac-mini:~ jeud$ sudo apachectl stop Mac-mini:~ jeud$ sudo ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Virtualbox Windows 7 safe mode

I'm running OSX Yosemite. I have Virtualbox 4.3, and I use a Windows7 virtual machine for IE development. I am having an issue where every time the machine boots to safe mode it reboots to normal ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Changing File Associations not working [closed]

On the Mac I've got OS X 10.10 Yosemite and when I right-click and open-with a different program (and have to manually allow programs that aren't suggested) OS X immediately ignores me and keeps ...
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How can I get off the OS X beta track?

I’m on OS X Yosemite — I upgraded earlier, using a developer build. Now I keep getting pre-release seeds for OS X updates, but I don’t want them. How can I opt out of this and mark my computer as a ...
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Accidentally clicked “Don't save” in new Word document

After accidentally closing a new document without saving, on Windows I feel I might have a chance at finding temporary files. On a Mac with MS Office 2011 is there somewhere I might find a scratch ...
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Mounting with sshfs doesn't work after Yosemite upgrade

This afternoon I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite and attempted to mount a catalog in a server using sshfs (that I had installed using homebrew). This worked flawlessly before the upgrade. However ...
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Turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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OSX 10.11 (El Capitan beta) pf.conf behaviour changed?

I kind of expected things to break, but ... My pf forwarding rules, which worked previously on Yosemite, no longer work on 10.11. My forwarding rule is as follows: rdr pass on lo0 inet proto tcp ...
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Cmd+Enter to open link in new tab not working

I am using Chrome on Mac OS Yosemite and occasionally when in Chrome, the Command+Enter shortcut to open a link in a new tab just stops working. Is there anyway to check the keyboard shortcuts in ...
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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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How to use the mouse to scroll up/down in MacOS Yosemite Terminal when vi is open

In MacOS X, pre-Yosemite versions I could open vi in the Terminal window and scroll up and down the history of the Terminal. The vi lines in this case did not scroll. To scroll I used the mouse-pad'...
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Increasing Yosemite maxfile limit for Application

I've been trying to up the maxfile limit and maxfileperproc limit on Yosemite, with no luck. I have created a sysctl.conf file in the etc folder, which has successfully increased the values when ...
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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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DocumentRoot in vhosts.conf override global DocumentRoot in httpd.conf

I'm running Apache 2.4 on Yosemite This is my /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf ServerName 127.0.0.1:80 DocumentRoot "/Library/WebServer/Documents/home_www/" <Directory "/Library/WebServer/...
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Double cursor on second screen in Mac OS X

Since I started to use 2 monitors with my MacBook Pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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Wake on Lan (wol) over wifi not working on mac

I am using OS X 10.10 . Wake on network enabled in the Energy saver settings. Asus Router settings done. Packet sniffing shows it is receiving UDP packets on port 9 but it doesnt wake up
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OS X copy paste into Terminal adds fdbf bfb9 b083 to beginning and end of selection

For the life of me, I can't figure this out. When using a browser (doesnt matter which), if I select text, then paste in Vim or Neovim or Nano, I see characters added to the beginning and end of my ...
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PDF font renderings in Yosemite

It seems that, on my computer, Yosemite Preview (and also Skim) display pdf fonts very differently than Maverick Preview (and also Yosemite Safari). There was no such problem in Maveric and the ...
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How can I get Apache 2.4 localhost subdirectories to resolve when root resolves perfectly?

Based on other answers here I was able to get Apache to load localhost pages: 2.2 configuration: Order allow,deny Allow from all 2.4 configuration: Require all granted This works great for ...
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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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limiting upload bandwidth in Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I have ADSL internet, and when there is an application uploading to the Internet at full speed (e.g. Skype or Chrome during file uploads), the download bandwidth becomes very very slow. Meaning I ...
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Why is diagnostics_agent “inherently inefficient” and what to do about it?

I have a clean install of 10.11. When I boot the system in my own admin account, with no login services enabled, nor any internet or cloud accounts enabled (e.g., Messages, Facetime, Mail, Calendar, ...
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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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