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Top new questions this week:

Stuck on blue screen after running "rm *" in /

I accidentally executed rm * on / and since then I am unable to see my desktop. All I see is a blue screen with spinning gear. Irony is I somehow missed my OS and other CDs too that came with my Mac. ...

osx snow-leopard homebrew leopard  
asked by Volatil3 10 votes
answered by klanomath 19 votes

How to add hidden user

How do I add a hidden administrator user to my Mac if possible? I don't want it to show up on the login screen.

osx admin  
asked by Tre Scaggs 5 votes
answered by IconDaemon 7 votes

Saving a pending print job as PDF

I sent a confirmation page from Safari to the printer and quit Safari, only to realize that the printer does not actually exist. The only remaining copy of this information is in the print queue. How ...

osx safari pdf printing  
asked by ProductionValues 4 votes
answered by David Koontz 1 vote

Mac randomly wakes up. Wake reason: (User)

My mac randomly wakes up for no reason and says the user is the reason, when it is not. Here's syslog |grep -i "Wake reason": Feb 25 20:13:44 Garys-MacBook-Pro kernel[0] <Notice>: Wake reason: ...

osx sleep-wake  
asked by user2747220 2 votes
answered by Buscar웃 0 votes

How to accept Xcode license?

I want to install a C based toolbox on Matlab software. To do this, I should install GCC compiler. I think I have done that already. And also I have Xcode too. To setup the toolbox I need to write ...

mavericks xcode gcc  
asked by Electricman 2 votes
answered by patrix 2 votes

Does my Macbook Pro support 5 GHz Wi-Fi?

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). Does it support 5 GHz Wi-Fi? I found the following details about Wi-Fi module there: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 802.11 a/b/g/n If 5 GHz are supported, ...

macbook wifi hardware  
asked by LA_ 2 votes
answered by klanomath 2 votes

Emptying trash, with file-in-use: Is there any difference between 'skip' and 'continue'?

If you delete a file, but it's still in use (e.g. a document still open), and then try to empty the trash you get something like this: As best I can tell the three options do the following: Skip: ...

osx finder trash  
asked by drfrogsplat 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to add a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac

What key combination do I have to press to create a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac 2011? The Windows combination of Alt+Enter does not work on the Mac.

keyboard ms-office  
asked by nwinkler 36 votes
answered by nwinkler 52 votes

How can I repair a disk that disk utility says it can't repair this disk?

I have an external hard-disk with a single Mac OS Extended partition. This disk stopped working couple of days ago. I tried to repair the partition with disk utility but no luck. The error message is ...

mavericks disk-utility external-disk  
asked by gyurisc 5 votes
answered by Buscar웃 6 votes

Can you answer these?

How do I configure CURL to use the same root certificates as Safari?

It seems that CURL on OS X (10.10) is broken because it does not contain the same set of root SSL certificates as Safari. Due to this it seems that there is a high chance for your to be unable to ...

osx security command-line ssl  
asked by sorin 1 vote

Broke Boot Camp while trying to get a triple boot

I'm running Yosemite, up-to-date on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. I removed the optical drive, moved my internal HDD to its location and placed a new SSD in the original HDD's location. This has been great ...

bootcamp boot windows-8 grub  
asked by The1nk 1 vote

How to change the default Calendar alert to be an email instead of a message?

In Calendar on Yosemite, I want to change the default Calendar alert to an email. I know how to access the default calendar alerts, but those only allow me to change when the message alert pops up, ...

calendar alert  
asked by kash 1 vote
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