Regarding iLife and iWork apps
/mac | Feb 18, 2017
#!/bin/bash # Reset Safari 10 for current user. Developed and tested under OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan. # Backup bookmarks to Desktop, exiting if unsuccessful cp -v ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist ~/Desktop/Bookmarks-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.plist if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then exit 1; fi # Delete main Safari data directory rm -rfv ~/Library/Safari # Delete caches rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari.SearchHelper rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.safaridavclient rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.WebKit.PluginProcess rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/SafariNotificationAgent rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.commerce.safari/SafariLibrary # Delete cookies rm -rfv ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies rm -rfv ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.safari.cookies rm -rfv ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.CaptiveNetworkAssistant.binarycookies rm -rfv ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.Safari.SafeBrowsing.binarycookies rm -rfv ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.Safari.SearchHelper.binarycookies # Delete preferences rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.LSSharedFileList.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.Extensions.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WebFoundation.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WebKit.PluginHost.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WebKit.PluginProcess.plist rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.commerce.safari.plist # Delete saved state rm -rfv ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.apple.Safari.savedState # Delete RSS feeds subscribed in Safari or Mail # More info on PubSub database and command: # http://krypted.com/mac-os-x/managing-mail-and-safari-rss-subscriptions-from-the-command-line/ rm -rfv ~/Library/PubSub/Database # Delete yet more Safari data (cannot find any definitive documentation on this directory) rm -rfv ~/Library/WebKit/com.apple.Safari # Delete SharedFileList rm -rfv ~/Library/Application Support/com.apple.sharedfilelist/com.apple.LSSharedFileList.ApplicationRecentDocuments/com.apple.safari.sfl # Delete LSOs / Flash cookies rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/Adobe/Flash\ Player # Clear download history from all browsers, including Safari # More info: http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/12/list-download-history-mac-os-x/ sqlite3 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEventsV* 'delete from LSQuarantineEvent' # Delete QuickTime cache rm -rfv ~/Library/Caches/QuickTime printf "\n\n\033[1;32mSafari cleanup complete.\n\n\033[1;31mThe contens of /Library/Internet Plug-Ins and ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins\nwill appear below after pressing Enter. Check output for unwated plugins.\nPreserve Quartz Composer.webplugin & Default Browser.plugin at a minimum.\033[0m\n\n" read -p "Press Enter to continue." # List contents of /Library/Internet Plug-Ins and ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins ls -Ah /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins ~/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins
Reset Safaridoesn't really clean all the cookies of Safari web browser
/mac | Feb 11, 2017
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/mac | Dec 10, 2016
Thanks to LordNeckbeard's tip and link to FFmpeg's fade filter documentation.
/mac | Nov 24, 2016
Attachments can now be removed normally from affected messages. Tested in Mail 9.3 under OS X 10.11.6. Lion/Mountain Lion's Mail: Workaround for removing attachments from sent messages should have been in the top 10 Google results but wasn't, hence this recapitulation.
/mac | Nov 24, 2016
Quitting and restarting Photos.app only worked for a few more files, then back to the same error message. File > Import... did not work either.
Happily, PowerPhotos was able to import everything (over 100GB worth), automatically skipping duplicates and providing a detailed report of the process via Library > Import Photos...
/mac | Oct 26, 2016
Install SSD. Any existing data will be deleted.
Boot from Mavericks installer
Disk Utility > Partition (GUID), format (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)), and name (OSX) volume
Install Mavericks to OSX normally
Boot from SSD
Boot Camp Assistant > allocate partition space as desired (keeping in mind that the Linux Mint partition will be carved out of the Windows partition)
Install Windows normally
Boot from Linux Mint 18 installer
Install Mint normally, selecting "Install Linux Mint alongside them" and specifying the desired sizes of the Windows and Mint partitions
When installation completes, boot to Startup Manager by holding the Option key. There are 3 options:
OSX = Mavericks
Recovery-10.9.5 = OS X Recovery
Windows = GNU GRUB, from which Linux Mint 18 or Windows 7 can be booted (ignore the OS X 32-bit and 64-bit entries)
* Other models may be less Linux-friendly:
Of course, in lieu of steps 1 and 2, an existing OS X installation could be used, though the risk of data loss is very real and should be assumed.
If desired, rEFInd can be installed to manage boot options.
OS X can be installed normally to an SD card in the built-in card reader, but attempting to run Boot Camp Assistant from such a drive returns: "You cannot partition an external disk, a RAID disk or an internal disk on which FileVault encryption is in progress. Restart your computer using an internal disk that is not part of a RAID set or try it again after FileVault has completed."
Enable MacBook Pro's Broadcom wifi adapter in Linux Mint:
Lm Menu > Administration > Driver Manager > enter password
"Drivers cannot be installed. Please connect to the Internet or insert the Linux Mint installation DVD (or USB stick)."
Insert Mint media and click OK once it has mounted
"Failed to download repository information. Check your Internet connection." Click Close.
Click "Apply Changes"
Add the following to your .bashrc in Mint for slightly saner touchpad settings:
See all options via synclient -l (e.g., enable palm detection: synclient PalmDetect=1, disable touchpad: synclient TouchpadOff=1, etc.)
/mac | Oct 18, 2016
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