How To Fix MacOSX Yosemite 10.10 Memory Leaks via SMC and PRAM Resets

Author: , January 4th, 2018

I was running out of memory constantly on Yosemite 10.10.5 and found the following article: Edited and reposted without permission below… Disconnect any external or secondary monitors, if any is present. The video memory allocation leak can also happen if you have a system with an integrated card, like Intel, with no external monitors […]

How To Send Email From the Command Line on MacOSX 10.10.5 Yosemite

Author: , January 29th, 2017

I wanted to send email from cron for various reasons, but the emails would bounce with an error 554: 554 5.1.8 : Sender address rejected: Domain not found Clearly, Postfix was using the “internal” hostname of myappledesktop.local (MacOSX has TWO hostnames! also, myappledesktop.local is not the real hostname ;-). So, I needed two things: 1. […]

How To Install a .pkg file from the Command Line on MacOSX

Author: , August 12th, 2016

sudo /usr/sbin/installer -pkg /path/to/yourFile.pkg -target /

How To Create a Bootable MacOSX USB Flash Drive

Author: , June 11th, 2016

As the root user, execute: “/Applications/Install OS X El” –volume /Volumes/{USB_DRIVE_NAME_HERE}/ –applicationpath “/Applications/Install OS X El” Be sure to include the required double-quotes, or use backslashes to escape the spaces in the path. Full instructions may be found on the Apple site: Turn on your Mac by pressing the power button Press […]

How To Enable Full Finder in MacOSX 10.10 Yosemite

Author: , March 30th, 2015

defaults write InterfaceLevel standard

How To Disable Spell Check in MacOSX 10.10 Yosemite

Author: , March 24th, 2015

System Preferences » Keyboard » Text » Uncheck “Correct Spelling Automatically”

How To Cope with the sharingd Crash in MacOSX Yosemite

Author: , March 24th, 2015

I have an older host running MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard and I mount disk resources from there onto my new iMac 5K running Yosemite 10.10.2 Every now and then I get an error about sharingd crashing, and my network drives disappear. The quick way to get them back is to simply quit and restart Finder […]

How To Force Key Repeat in MacOSX 10.10 Yosemite

Author: , March 19th, 2015

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

How To Disable All Notifications in MacOSX

Author: , November 20th, 2014

Enter the following command in Terminal… To turn it OFF: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ To turn it ON: launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/

How To Show All Files in MacOSX Yosemite via Terminal

Author: , October 29th, 2014

SET THE DEFAULT TO SHOW Run this command in a Terminal window: defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES Relaunch Finder: Hold down the Option/ALT key on your keyboard, then right-click the Finder icon in the dock and select Relaunch. SET THE DEFAULT TO HIDE defaults write AppleShowAllFiles NO then relaunch finder as above.