Category: osx

Unhide the user library folder in OS 10.7

In Terminal: chflags nohidden ~/Library

Search problems in Lion (OS X 10.7)

Search isn't working right on our network shares with OSX 10.7 (Lion).  We're not the only one that have problems with it (   The best answer I found was to use EasyFind to search instead of built in search.  You can find it here:

OS X 10.6 on a new 10.7 imac

I got a new imac that came with 10.7 on it.  We have an older system that requires a client that runs in powerpc mode so I needed to downgrade to 10.6.  Easy right?  Just put in the 10.6 retail DVD and boot to it and install – right?  NOPE –  Nothing is ever easy. …

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Microsoft (MSN) Messenger not working on Mac

Getting this when trying to sign in to Messenger: "Sign in to Microsoft Messenger failed because the service is not responding." Delete:  userLibraryPreferencesMicrosoftMicrosoft Messenger User Cache.plist

Can't push "Apply to enclosed items" button

If  the "Apply to enclosed items" button is grayed out on a mac (OSX) it is probably an ACL problem. To fix it – turn off ACLs on the troubled drive. sudo fsaclctl -p /Volumes/volumename -d

Pay no attention to that man at the terminal!

Pay no attention to that man at the terminal! He's not doing anything! (To clear Apple OSX terminal history) history -c

Launchd is the new cron, says Apple (iCal ain't so great at scheduled tasks)

One of our Apple servers is running an app that goes haywire if you don't reboot it periodically. So, I wrote an AppleScript to reboot the server, and created a recurring task in iCal to run the AppleScript every night. This worked fine for a few months but suddenly stopped working. A quick glance at …

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Mac: Doesn't play well with others. Doesn't Share. *UPDATED

Vista cannot authenticate when trying to attach to a file share (SMB) on our old 10.2 Mac Xserve. Fixing the problem involves weakening the security of Vista file sharing, but we're all friends here behind the firewall, right? I stole these instructions from z3r010 on 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white …

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Quickly lock a mac

I have access to all sorts of secure devices at work. Therefore, I always lock my computer when I step away from it. In Windows I just press WIN+L. Macs lack that quick key combo. Here's my solutions: Set a hot corner to start you screen saver (and make sure the "Require password to wake…" …

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Illustrator Opening/Saving Files Very Slowly

One of our designers was having a problem with Illustrator CS3 opening and saving files very, very slowly on her brand-new Intel iMac. After Googling for about an hour I found the answer hidden in a cached forum on Google. I wish I could link to the original post but I'm afraid the page is …

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